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Old 04-26-2019, 04:27 AM
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Hello all
One more update
This time I went for energy block assembly.
First I cut out the operator's cab and made the transparent windows. That was quite a thing since the pillars around the windows are pretty thin so need to be careful. For installing the windows I uses UHU Extra glue - I really love this glue. Fit of the part is great.
Then I noticed that operation levers are provided by as simple 2d double sided print. So I went hunting for pictures. I could not find anywhere this configuration. This supposed to be Litronic equipped digger, meaning it has two joysticks on the seat armrests.
I wrote a mail to Liebherr representative here in Israel. The guy was kind to reply and promised some pictures after April 29th.
So I continued to assemble the upper part w/o installing the cabin.
I followed the manual step by step only to find that all the parts are really flimsy and connecting them as is will cause warps and misalignments. Cereal box cardboard came to rescue. I reinforced all the sides with cardboard plates and strips. And again I bumped into base plate being too short because I used a thicker paper. Nevermind, I will conceal this later when I will install the cabin
The muffler went along to its place.
Then the whole structure was mounted to the swivel plate of the chassis.
The engine top cover remained unattached since hydraulic lines should enter this compartment.
So this is what I have for now.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:26 PM
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Incredible build so far.
I have a question. Is this kit available to purchase?
If so, where could I get one? Thanks.
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Old 04-28-2019, 04:32 PM
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Incredible build so far.
I have a question. Is this kit available to purchase?
If so, where could I get one? Thanks.
It is even better than a pay kit, it is free

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Old 04-28-2019, 08:49 PM
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Hello all

Yes, I guess I should have posted the download link in thread start....
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:54 AM
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Hello all.
I got two updates..
First, I started with digger arms, or, speaking "professionally" the boom and the stick.
The construction is quite regular for this model. Boxy structure with internal reinforcements. After finishing, I realized how bad these parts look. The reinforcements caused warps and can clearly be seen sticking out slightly. Also the designers marked lines for reinforcements placements on the outside of the parts. This looks awful. The attached pictures show this issue well
After considering available solutions and after being constructively criticized by our model builders, I will need to rebuild these and all the following parts w/o internal reinforcements using 0.6 mm cardboard. Also, on real excavator there it is clearly seen that upper and lower panels of the boom and the stick protrude slightly past the side panels. Additionally I will remove the black lines from the sides of the arms.

Second update
I am very happy that I didn't make the operator's cabin internals as the designer proposed. The Liebherr representative replied and, boy oh boy, he sent a lot of stuff. It can be clearly seen that proposed construction is not even close to a real thing. So, I will need to redesign the internals from scratch.
So, Mr. Sagi Kaplan, Crane & Construction Equipment - Sales Manager, from Taavura Holding Ltd, thank you, thank you for the documentation and for replying my questions!!!
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:04 AM
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FREE!! Now thatís a price I can almost afford.
Thanks Rick, and thanks Borris for this great tutorial. Iím following your build very closely.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:25 AM
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Actually, I have to mention something
This model is in 1:24 scale and for this scale it is very simplified. There are many parts but, remembering that this is 1:24, the reason for some parts missing or being simplified is not clear for me.
For example, the engine doesn't exist, hydraulic pumps don't exist and so on. As Nosports mentioned, this is a base for model... I tend to agree. For 1:72 or similar scare, detailing is OK, but for 1:24 in my opinion (and my opinion only !!) Need to add much more details, even small but noticable like windshield wiper, door handles, hatches and what not. I am not going to create a saga in this build simply because I have no patience for small details and that's too bad for me....
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Nonetheless, your model looks very good!

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Old 04-29-2019, 07:59 PM
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Very interesting build. I can dig it!


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Old 04-29-2019, 09:24 PM
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Thanks guys,
Isaac - good one!!
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