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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:33 PM
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1/16 RC Bulldozer

Just picked a S/H dozer from car boot sale its 20" x 9" x 9" looks about 1/16 scale its screaming to be made R/C will use Heng Long gear boxes may use there metal tracks later they look about the same width 2" wide .

first job was to replace all the plastic running gear with alloy fully ball raced,
theres loads of room inside for the electrics
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 02:37 PM
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a coat of Komatsu yellow and some rust added loads more colours needed to get some depth to the finnish , i needed do some plating on the ripper it was mostly hollow at the rear will look at making that work later

Edit- started the detailing and weathering on the ripper still a long way to go lots of colours to build up , not happy with the plastic exhaust made a brass/alloy one, also the wrap round rear window will fabricate a more scale like 3 window rear section
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:59 AM
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That build is intresting for I have an extra German 1.20th scale Panzen with motors that I am trying to figure out what to do with it . BUT I have been thinking along the lines of a WW-2 cat instad. With the over head cabler and blade in front then do it in army green .
THEN I would try to figure out how to make it go up and down.
Just a thought for now. BUT I am sure you know what happens with thoughts some times. ;-))
Neat build your doing for sure. DON THE Rustbucket
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Thanks Rustbucket , Most of the large motorised "toy" bulldozers have motor driven front blades this one will raise/lower and tilt with a 3rd reduction gearbox at the front ,
it will be more work to make the ripper move at the rear i think i will fabricate a whole new rear section with better pivots just use this one as a scale patten

i wanted a bit of a challange starting with a $10 S/H motorised toy and building a near scale dozer with lights , smoke and sound mostly with tank parts where possible

i also picked up an older 1/16 scale caterpillar D8 with open cab this will make a great military version it will need a lot of fabrication work but its got the basic shape to work from and a nice detailed engine will build this at a later date
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Hello Well a few years ago I took one of the AMT kits that was the D-8 yellow cat and converted it into a WW-2 cat that the CBs use on the Ilands. IF I do it at all this will be the pattern I will use . This one is 1.35 scale . I scratch some of it . Had to cut down the motor from a an 8 to the smaller one also did the over heard cable system ane everthing that went to it . This one is only a display. BUT that other idea is still there . May do it some time I do have a chassis in 124 scale that work but I have to come up with the RC gear. THE Chassic as I told you is from a Panzer . I am what you call a general modeler. If you go back and look over some of the tank theards you would understand and I do enjoy scratch building other then kits. USE TO be an RC scale ship builder for many years. So It is not uncomon for me to do something different . . Keep up the good work and I do understand on what all is going and all of the work that is going into that project. Lots of fun and fustrating at times ;-)) DON THE Portland Rustbucket
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 05:15 PM
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I had to rework a few other things. LOTS of fun and lots of time, BY the way what made you decide on that idea of yours. ? OR like me wanted something different eather way I like it .DON
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Thanks Rustbucket your dozers look great think i will do a military one next ,when i saw the size of it, close to scale looking and allready motorised this needs buying and making R/C

am getting closer with my paint now will start on the electrics soon

EDIT- got rid of the wrap round rear windows fabricated a more scale like rear section also i have got more movement on my main blade now in the raised and tilted position
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:03 PM
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HELLO Madphil. Thank you I like yours as well. All of my milatary except for my 16 scale RC tanks are all static at 1.32nd 35th scale . I have 4 that are RC tanks . I am still thinking about doing one dozer in 16 th scale some day since I have an extra 16th panzer chassic and a runing lepard that I could use as well for runing gear parts??..
I have look over my 35 th scale one a few times and who knows I may do one later
. BUT Your doing on fine job on yours . Ya do one as a mitlatary . NOT sure on how many milatary dozers are out there . Maybe we have the only ones ;-)) DON
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Looks very good Phil, can't wait to see it in action.
I'm sure we'll get some snow for you to doze soon
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this is cool as heck i cant wait to see it in action
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 12:09 PM
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Time to start on the inside/electrics theres lots of room to fit everything i have made the cab section "clip on" easy removeable for battery changing i can fit any large truck or buggy type battery through this opening
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Very nice work guys.

I want to get a John Deer Crawler and RC it and militarize it as well.












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Old Dec 23, 2012, 12:46 PM
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i have fitted HPI MC200 micro FWD/REVERSE speedcontrollers they are very smooth with great proportional control i thought i would give it a try with the stock motors and gearboxes it runs great but the motors are not powerfull enough ,
i am going to use fusion micro brushed 380's they are one of the most powerfull motors for there size ,

i have had a look at the gearboxes they use standard pitch gears so i can change to brass gears and fit bearings on the output shafts (pics to follow)
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:09 AM
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Just had the first snow of the year not too heavy its time to clear the drive without leaving the house , its got the weight and torque to push the snow easy
i need it to snow more now then the Dozer can get to work
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