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Komatsu D575-A2 Bulldozer

by Jimmy Cancino


Komatsu Bulldozer


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Here's an oddball subject for HyperScale. Its a Komatsu D575-A2 Bulldozer in 1/87 scale.

The model is based on a German Kibri plastic kit.

I added a zillion additional details as well as rebuilding all the handrails and grab irons from piano wire. A complete scratchbuilt engine and surrounding compartment with full wiring replaces the molded-on kit detail including rebuilt air cleaners and a nifty hood top photoetched grill. An optional powered height-lock dresses-up the rear tiller blade and there is full hydraulic plumbing throughout. A pair of optional hand carved spotlights are mounted to photoetched brackets on the front cross-beam (man, those were a pain due to their size) and a pair of heavy duty portable fire extinguishers were fabricated using Evergreen styrene stock. Spare parts box mirrors adorn the cab.



All cabin glazing was replaced with 0.010in. thick clear acetate.

All Hydraulic cylinder struts were re-fabricated from polished K&S aluminum tubing with carbon steel wire cores.

Trusty old Sculptamold was used as the base dirt stuck to an trophy plaque...got to get some use out of those things.

The model fits on a standard CD case. It's tiny!



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Jimmy Cancino
Page Created 11 March, 2002
Last Updated 11 March, 2002

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