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325cl
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 10:45:35 PM

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Just wanted to share some photos of a project I finished up recently. I started with an Auto Russia RH200, completely stripped it down and began work. I cut off all of the old walkways and built them from mesh. I also added the mesh on the top of the body. The exhaust stacks were also scratch built. Next I re-did all of the railings and cut out the engine panels and added brass mesh. I did the same on the rear of the machine with the louvers (including scratch built cooling fans). The hydraulic lines were made from brass rod and tubing cut for fittings. I also added all of the bolt heads to the cylinders and hard facing to the bucket. I ended up omitting the crane on the final product.







The base model:


Hydraulic Lines:


Cooling Fans:





Thanks for looking

Greg



Ross Fowlie
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2017 11:14:08 PM
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WOW!!!!!! Awesome work Greg!
3406E
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:36:40 AM

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Excellent work, that looks amazing!

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Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:39:31 AM

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325cl,

Quite an improvement !

Well done !
Campmb
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:20:44 AM
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Great job, Greg. You managed to take a very plain model and make it into something special. The attention to detail is amazing. Also I'm glad you kept it as an O&K instead of converting to something else. Mike
mikebramel
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:53:14 AM
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Great job
kcmtoys
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:08:01 AM

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WOW. Now that is something a little different for you. Fine job mister.....Applause Think Teeth Ken

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Weserhutte
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:12:27 PM
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I'm generally a fan of your work, but this one tasks me a bit. The railings and hydraulic lines look fantastic though!

You do realize what's going to happen the first time the boom is raised, right?
325cl
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 8:34:52 PM

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Thank you all for the compliments. I appreciate them.

Weserhutte - I made sure during the build process that the railings on the boom are clear of the body railings. I know it looks like they will hit in the photos, but they are clear.

Greg




Quinella
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:49:29 PM

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Greg: How do you paint the separate colors? After you paint, do you reassemble?. I'm trying to figure how your coverage of all the parts gets painted. It's unreal. Your gifted. CAW
325cl
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:54:29 PM

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Thanks Craig. Yes, each part is sanded, hung with wire, cleaned, primed and painted separately. Then after the paint is nice and dry I re-assemble. After that I touch up any pins, pin caps etc

Greg



mikebramel
Posted: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 11:12:13 PM
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I really like how you added the pilot tubing on the end caps. Really a top job. 6090 - > RH400 next?
Dex
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:12:15 PM

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Daaaamn, that was a lot of work, great job!
Quinella
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 4:37:30 PM

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Greg: To make sure I'm understanding, you are painting all that tubing AFTER it's on the boom? If so, how do you get the coverage underneath, sideways...etc. Your work is out of this world. Do you keep it or sell it? Craig
325cl
Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:58:19 PM

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Craig -

That is correct. I do all of the piping and then paint right over top. It can be tricky to get good coverage but I just hold the can about 8-10 inches from the pieces and let the paint mist onto the surface. This combined with turning the can in multiple angles gets nice coverage.

I wish I did keep the models that I build. I only have 3 models in my collection that I have custom built (and 2 of them were models that I bought back from collectors selling their collections)

Greg



Mr. Scholz
Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 1:00:21 PM
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Greg,

again a situation of "when good craftmanship is almost to good to spray paint over it". The piping on the boom is genious. I'm not familiar with hydraulic shovel systems - are the valves mounted on the boom?
Another real nice feature of your custom are the tracks. Were did you find them?

Keep it rolling, both thumbs up!

Max
Weserhutte
Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:04:30 PM
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325cl wrote:
Weserhutte - I made sure during the build process that the railings on the boom are clear of the body railings. I know it looks like they will hit in the photos, but they are clear.

Greg


What I'm seeing has nothing to do with the handrails. If you just raise the boom completely I'm confident you'll see.

Mr. Scholz wrote:
Another real nice feature of your custom are the tracks. Were did you find them?


It looks like he used the BYMO Komatsu PC8000 tracks for some reason.
Jamiescotland
Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 4:19:00 AM

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This is fantastic. Great modelmaking skills.
frusso
Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 6:05:59 AM

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Looks great!!!!
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