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digggerr
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 5:14:53 PM
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kokosing Const Co wrote:
digggerr wrote:
Replicars purchased the Caterpillar license from Diecast Masters!

@%#$#; it was just a dream.....


Are you serious or no?


Sadly; no. But can you imagine what it would be like having Caterpillar models at a quality/price quotient like the Hitachi ZX470LCH?

I really think people are kidding themselves in thinking that Diecast Masters is going to be any better than Norscrap and Tonkrap, but then again there have been a couple nice models from ROS and they produce them as well. I think Tonkrap took the last of my optimism.
kokosing Const Co
Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 5:44:41 PM

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digggerr wrote:
kokosing Const Co wrote:
digggerr wrote:
Replicars purchased the Caterpillar license from Diecast Masters!

@%#$#; it was just a dream.....


Are you serious or no?


Sadly; no. But can you imagine what it would be like having Caterpillar models at a quality/price quotient like the Hitachi ZX470LCH?

I really think people are kidding themselves in thinking that Diecast Masters is going to be any better than Norscrap and Tonkrap, but then again there have been a couple nice models from ROS and they produce them as well. I think Tonkrap took the last of my optimism.


I couldn't agree more, you're not going to get a highly detailed, fully functional model from them for the price range. Not sure how Replicars or TMC did it with the Hitachis at the price points they were at, but i wasn't mad!
kwabbus
Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015 8:44:30 AM

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UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT! 988B RTCH [CypModels 1:50]

CypModels has announced to release in early 2016 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:

988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler

In the “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date will be posted on our Website when available.
This next knock out model of the 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler will be available in very limited numbers.

Curious? More photos and information will be posted on www.minimovers.nl the coming period.



kwabbus
Posted: Friday, December 25, 2015 3:08:05 PM

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Kit #55 [cADSttachments 1:50]


Under the name cADSttachements appear regularly exclusive small series of KITS that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your Caterpillar collection.
During the Modelshow Europe 2016, in Ede the The Netherlands, Ad Gevers will again reveal a new kit. Curious? Here is a small glimpse....

We are looking forward to see your replies and comments.

Ad and Wouter



kwabbus
Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:35:50 PM

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar CT680 Trucks [Tonkin 1:50]


This week Tonkin Replicas came, just before the end of the year, with a big surprise and announced their (for now) last to produce Caterpillar scale models in their 1:50 Construction Diecast Series:

Caterpillar CT680 6x4 Tractor Day Cab #TR30003
Caterpillar CT680 8x4 Tractor Day Cab #TR30004

Thanks to the cooperation of Tonkin Replicas I'm able to share with you the first photos of both versions in close detail. The Caterpillar CT680 tractor will be available in two configurations and in several original Caterpillar colours and only released as a single tractor. Retail Price for both models still to be announced. Both models will be, if all goes according to plan, available for sales in the first Quart of 2016.

This is going to be another must have model! AWESOME!!



Cat22Fan
Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:59:57 PM

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WOW Kwabbus, those Cat CT680's 8x4 are extremely sweet looking!! Love the detail on the sample tractor you show on your website!! Can't wait to get a hold of some of these!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Jonathan
kwabbus
Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2016 12:06:05 PM

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NEWS FLASH! The making of...a DJB D550 Articulated Dump Truck


Custom scale model builder Gertjan shows you one of his latest projects: Building a DJB D550 Articulated Dump Truck by using the custom kit from Les Miniatures du Faubourg (MDF) in 1:50th scale.

Today is the start of this "The making of... a ". Gertjan will take the coming period the original kit from Les Miniatures du Faubourg in hand and makes as we all know him some major adjustments at some points and improves to end up as accurate as possible.

It is our goal for the coming period in the "The making of...DJB D550 Articulated Dump Truck” to show you how this custom model will be achieved. You will be amazed with the high standards he sets!

Gertjan will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the DJB D550 Articulated Dump Truck.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Gertjan and Wouter


kwabbus
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 12:04:20 PM

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NEWS FLASH! Website Diecast Masters is LIVE!

Diecast Masters was established through the acquisition of the Caterpillar® scale model businesses of both Norscot and Tonkin Replicas. Though new as a licensee, the management team at Diecast Masters draws on a legacy with Caterpillar Inc. that extends more than a quarter century.

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release of her collection, tomorrow, 27th january 2016, at the Spielwarenmesse 2016 just launched her new website with their first Caterpillar scale model catalogue with many big surprises in their 1:50 Construction Diecast Series. Small hit: Check out the cabins!!

Curious? Click on the photo!


kwabbus
Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:14:15 PM

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UPDATE! The making of.. 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler


Custom scale model builder Ciprian Ursulescu from CypModels has finished his next project developing and building in 1:50th scale of the:

988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler

The pre production scale model of the 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler in 1:50th scale is completely finished and painted.
Ready for Action!
Ready for sales!
Time to order your built 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler scale model or kit. This next knock out model will be available in very limited numbers.

Curious for the finall result? Check out: "Making of... a 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler" to see how this custom model is achieved. Ciprian Ursulescu, shared his building skills through its construction photos with little notes from me. Gradually it shows you the making of a unique model of the 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler.


More information about ordering this unique scale model in a very limited edition? Visit the CypModels website.

Ciprian and Wouter


Curious? Click on the photo!




kwabbus
Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016 8:42:28 AM

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NEWS FLASH! TCC visits Spielwarenmesse 2016

Friend, Caterpillar scale model collector and professional photographer Thomas Wilk has made for those who were not able to visit the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse from January 27 to February 1, 2016 in Nuremberg Germany, an Exclusive (Caterpillar) photo report during his visit so we can taste the atmosphere and get a glimps of all the beauty that awaits us in 2016.


Curious? Click on the photo and enjoys all his albums!!




kwabbus
Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:40:44 AM

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NEWS FLASH! TCC visits Conrad Modelle 2016

Friend, Caterpillar scale model collector and professional photographer Thomas Wilk from TCC Photowork has in addition to his visit to the Spielwarenmesse aka Toy Fair 2016 also made an exclusive (Caterpillar) photo shoot of his visit to Conrad Modelle in Nuremberg.

This year one had chosen for the first year at Conrad Modelle to not be present with a booth at the Toy Fair but to invite its business relations to make the trip to the other side of Nuremberg with a luxury shuttle bus for a unique visit to the company.

Besides the warm welcome by the family and her staff were of course unveiled all new scale models for 2016 and one was given the opportunity to experience the new Conrad museum, where in numerous showcases with nearly 2000 scale models, is to admire a perfect timeframe of 60 years Conrad Modelle.

Curious? Click on the photo and enjoys all his albums!


kwabbus
Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:53:23 AM

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NEWS FLASH! MiniMovers visits IMC Models Spielwaremesse 2016


This year was the first time that IMC Models was present with a booth at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse, held from January 27 to February 1 2016, in Nuremberg, Germany.
The team of IMC Models was present to reveal the latest IMC Models releases and made plenty of their time free to update us about the company plans for 2016.

During the Toy Fair also came as a big surprise the official announcement that IMC Models has become dealer for the full range of the Diecast Masters Caterpillar scalemodels.

Today I can share our combined series pictures of the visit that we (Ad Gevers, Thomas Wilk and I) brought at the IMC Models booth. The album "IMC Models Spielwarenmesse 2016" is added to the links in "Shows & Exhibitions".

Curious? Click on the photo!




kwabbus
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 3:17:09 PM

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Modelshow Europe 2016 COUNTDOWN: 7 days to go!

Saturday, March 19, 2016 the 25st Modelshow Europe is held in the flowerauction "Plantion" nearby the city Ede in the Netherlands. Mark your calendars and make your reservations. It will be a BLAST!

On this special exhibition one can see all kinds of miniatures and model construction projects in the field of earthmoving, cranes and heavy transport. This Modelshow Europe exhibition is unique by its grand design and the only one in Europe.
Many collectors and builders show on the Modelshow Europe their (rebuilt and/or radio controlled) models. Also a wide range of miniatures and related components for the model which are offered for sale.

Ad Gevers staffed with Richard van der Horst, Anton Monshouwer, Huub van Dijke (Bouwmachinesvantoen and Bouwmachinesvannu), Gertjan Veld & Jack Schrijen again have a joint booth. So come along for a visit on March 19th at the Modelshow Europe!
Mini Movers will together with some members of our "CSVT" group from home and abroad, including photographer Thomas Wilk from TCC Photowork, will during Modelshow Europe be present in and around our booth.

Visit the Modelshow Europe on Saturday March 19th 2016 and we hope to welcome you in our Booth 64-68!

Curious about the outcome of our next custom projects? Just click on the photos for the first teasers! (and more to come.....)

Paul R
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 3:47:31 PM

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I'll be there this year!

Paul R
kwabbus
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 4:35:35 PM

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Paul R wrote:
I'll be there this year!

Paul R


Drop by and we can have a talk
Paul R
Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 6:05:55 PM

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kwabbus wrote:
Paul R wrote:
I'll be there this year!

Paul R


Drop by and we can have a talk


I will do so.
mini hauler
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:42:48 PM

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Also all Romanian 1/50 scale resin models manufacturer will be here :
Dan Models and FanKit Models
kwabbus
Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:54:19 PM

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mini hauler wrote:
Also all Romanian 1/50 scale resin models manufacturer will be here :
Dan Models and FanKit Models


Looking forward for the surprise you are going to release on the Modelshow Europe next Saturday

kwabbus
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2016 2:54:39 PM

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Modelshow Europe 2016 COUNTDOWN: 5 days to go!


Visit the Modelshow Europe on Saturday March 19th 2016 and we hope to welcome you in our Booth 64-68!

Curious about the outcome of our next custom projects?

Just click on the photos for the first teasers!
(and more to come.....)











kwabbus
Posted: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:29:25 AM

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Modelshow Europe 2016 COUNTDOWN: 4 days to go!


Visit the Modelshow Europe on Saturday March 19th 2016 and we hope to welcome you in our Booth 64-68!

Curious about the outcome of our next custom projects?

Just click on the photos for the first teasers!
(and more to come.....)

Wouter










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