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Old 09-12-2013, 11:45 PM
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I've had it printed in black and white to save costs as I'll be painting the model. Next step is to collect the parts I need from the A2 sheets and laminate them to 600gsm cardboard. I also had a second copy printed to allow for some extra panels etc.
600gsm?! How thick is that? Thickest I've used is 2mm, and that's a beast to cut.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:14 AM
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Just seen the thread,( Good luck ) with the tracks ,will be watching this one very closely.
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I'm in on this! I will be watching this one. I have the kit and have been debating how to attack this project for a while. I also want to do a full out scratch build of this project. I will be taking notes on this build.

Good luck and always ask for advice.

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Old 09-13-2013, 06:13 PM
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600gsm?! How thick is that? Thickest I've used is 2mm, and that's a beast to cut.

Niki
According to my cheap plastic calipers it's about 1mm, maybe a bit less. When I built the liebherr 586 I laminated it to 1.3mm agency board then glued the 220gsm parts sheet for the tyre treads to it. They were supposed to be about 2mm but ended up around 2.6mm... now that was a beast to cut.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:54 AM
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I think I just died and went to scratch-builders heaven...

While searching for some reference pics to help with the tracks I came across this website: komatsupartsbook.com

Not only did I find a detailed diagram of the Komatsu tracks, I found the full parts catalog that has broken down diagrams of every single part that makes up the whole dozer, right down to the last nut and bolt.

Canon Dozer - two ways-zf367667.jpgCanon Dozer - two ways-zf331128.jpg

Not to mention every other piece of earthmoving equipment Komatsu make, which includes all the other Komatsu models available on the canon site.
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OMG, like the Big Rock Candy Mountain for modelers. Now if Cat and a few of the others would do similar and even for pre WW2 stuff. I know I'm dreaming now, but one can hope.
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Well, needless to say, this build got shelved for a while due to a long hot summer, a recent house move and 4 months of working nightshift, pretty much sleeping all day in my spare time, oh, and meeting a certain lady who has managed to occupy a significant amount of my spare time .

In the recent house move I managed to lose ALL of the reference material I had collected for this project (and pretty much all the photos I had taken of my projects from the last 2 years) thanks to yet another Hard Drive failure.

I was working on a construction project this week that brought my truck and I within a few metres of one of these dozers and I have to say I was amazed at how big they actually are in reality compared to the reference pictures I had previously collected. It was enough to inspire me to get back to work on this project as soon as possible and with winter on it's way and the nightshift coming to an end it shouldn't be too long before I'm back at it.
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Glad to see this one maybe slowly stirring back to life.
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Well, after a 4 year break, maybe longer, this one is back on the table, at least until a kit I've ordered arrives.

I no longer have a computer so I've lost all my reference material, for now, and unfortunately most of the "plans" I had were in my head and now they're gone too.

First step on the large scratch build will be to try and figure out what I was thinking of doing with the tracks, there's a bit of an idea on paper for me to work with, and I've found a bunch of parts already laminated and cut out so at least I'm not starting with nothing.


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600gsm?! How thick is that? Thickest I've used is 2mm, and that's a beast to cut.

Niki
4 layers of 65lb cardstock is a bit more than 1mm thickness and can be claimed to be 4x176gsm (704gsm)

This is not an accurate weight measure since weight measures change with different types and density of cards.
Not to mention, the glue interlayers.

I think the point was "creating 1mm/2mm thickness" from multiple layers of card.
Calling it 600 gsm was just a bit misleading for you.


This is a very interesting project.
The Canon model looks like a very good base for your ideas.
Good luck.

I often look for original manufacturer Parts catalogs and Repair Manuals.
I've used them on my Centurion and Saladin models.
Even the Parts/Instruction manuals for plastic models come in handy.
The Japanese produce some good kits with detailed Assembly diagrams that can help with paper model design.
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