Modelshow Europe 2017

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 the 26st Modelshow Europe was held in the flowerauction "Plantion" nearby the city Ede in the Netherlands.

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On this special exhibition one could see all kinds of miniatures and model construction projects in the field of earthmoving, cranes and heavy transport. This Modelshow Europe exhibition is unique by its grand design and the only one in Europe.

Many collectors and builders showed on the Modelshow Europe their (rebuilt and/or radio controlled) models. Also a wide range of miniatures and related components for the modeller where offered for sale.

Ad Gevers staffed with Richard van der Horst, Anton Monshouwer, Huub van Dijke (Bouwmachinesvantoen and Bouwmachinesvannu), Gertjan Veld & Jack Schrijen again have a joint stand. Mini Movers together with some members of our "CSVT" group from home and abroad where during the Modelshow Europe present in and around our booth.

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What preceded...

In preparation for the Modelshow Europe 2017 secretly we spend many hours in preparation, so we like to share a small part of the realization of our custom projects through a small photo impression:

Gertjan Veld: Custom Caterpillar 325C Coalshovel and Caterpillar 375 Triple Boom

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Ad Gevers: Custom Caterpillar D9T Track-Type Tractor

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Richard van der Horst: Custom Caterpillar 972H Wheel Loader

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Impression Modelshow Europe 2017

Today I have added more photos besides the YouTube teaser. A special thanks to my friends Carol, Pietkees and Sander for their photo contribution!

The coming days I will add more news and pictures in this Modelshow Europe 2017 report. So stay tuned.......

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Gertjan Veld & Jack Schrijen

Gertjan and Jack showed once again this year a number of unique custom-built Caterpillar models along to the Modelshow Europe in 2017.

Special is that Gertjan also every year sees an opportunity to make its models even more come into their own on the mini dioramas which he presents his models.

To create his custom Caterpillar 325C Coal Shovel Gertjan used the Caterpillar 325C Hydraulic Excavator which was originally released by NZG in 2002 with #515. For the Boom conversion he used Coal Shovel kit GB-23 which was released in 2012 by Gaz Evans the man behind GEM Models.

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This very special and unique Caterpillar 336E in swamp version was made by a custom builder who had traveled specially from Italy to attend the Modelshow Europe 2017 and purchased by Jack. In a single word: WOW!

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IMC Models Booth

Dit jaar was IMC Models voor het tweede keer aanwezig zijn met een stand op de Modelshow Europe.

Het volledige team van IMC Models was aanwezig om naast de nieuwste IMC Models schaalmodellen ook de nieuwste Caterpillar schaalmodellen van Diecast Masters aan ons te tonen waaronder de beide indrukwekkend grootte Caterpillar 994K Wielladers en de Caterpillar D10T2 Rupsdozer in schaal 1:50.

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Enjoy the little things!

Caterpillar DW10 met CW-10 La Plant Choate

Dan Models from Roemenia, former known as Miniatur-Models.com, showed their latest release in 2017:

  • Caterpillar DW10 with CW-10 La Plant Choate scraper (2e version)

With the release of this custom scale model of the Caterpillar DW10 with CW-10 La Plant Choate scraper and the in 2014 released Caterpillar DW10 with bottom dumper (1e version) the line up of Golden Oldies Caterpillar scrapers replicas is still expanding.

This next knock out model will be available in very limited numbers and made only on request for the collectors.

If you are interested in this built scale model it is important to respond with your order by e-mail to miniaturmodels@yahoo.com. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

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Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer

FanKit Models announced last February to release in 2017 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:


  • Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer

The introduction of the first prototype took place during the Modelshow Europe 2017. This next knock out model of the Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer will be available in very limited numbers.

If you are interested in this built scale model or kit of the Delta Machinery PL95H Pipelayer it is important to respond with your (but still non-binding) PRE ORDER by e-mail to fankitmodels@yahoo.com. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

More information about their unique scale models which are custom made in a very limited editions? Click on the link and visit the FanKit Models website.

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Caterpillar 834B Wheel Dozer and 988B Beadless Tire Wheel Loader

Recently there where released two new custom resin scale models in 1:50th scale:

  • Caterpillar 834B Wheel Dozer and 988B Beadless Tire Wheel Loader

The presentation of both models took place during the Modelshow Europe 2017. Both knock out models of the Caterpillar 834B Wheel Dozer and the Caterpillar 988B Beadless Tire Wheel Loader will be available in very limited numbers. Curious? Just make contact!

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UPDATE! Caterpillar D5B LGP Track-Type Tractor

Within our group of Caterpillar collectors are more and more builders who built various custom versions by using a 3D printer for their custom project.

I was lucky to meet on the Model Show Europe 2017 in Ede fellow collector Nigel who made in-house, in a very limited edition, a 3D printed custom of the Caterpillar D5B LGP Track-Type Tractor in 1:50th scale.

I am convinced that the 3D technology, though still in its infant shoes, and actually still unpayable for the custom scale model builder, within a few years, us as a collector will give the opportunity a specific scale model, you absolutely want to have in your collection can be designed and build for an acceptable price.

  • Caterpillar D5B LGP Track-Type Tractor

If you are also interested in building this custom model or buying a ready built scale model let me know through info@minimovers.nl and I can forward your request to my Irish friend Nigel.

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Caterpillar 320D LRR Custom Project

Within our group of Caterpillar collectors are builders who built various custom versions by using standard scale models as a donor for their custom project.

So I was lucky to meet on the Model Show Europe 2017 in Ede fellow collector Lorenzo who made in-house, in a very limited edition, a custom upper body of the Caterpillar 320D LRR in 1:50th scale.

  • Caterpillar 320D LRR Hydraulic Excavator

This highly detailed custom scale model, made of resin material, can be combined with the matching cabin protection and by then using the boom and the undercarriage of the donor Caterpillar 323D Hydraulic Excavator (a 320D is also an option) from Norscot in scale 1:50th be transformed into a realistic replica of this "reduced tail swing" machine.

If you are also interested in building this custom model let me know through info@minimovers.nl and I can forward your request to my Italian friend.

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Caterpillar 330/336 UHD upgrade kit

GIFTMODELS.it has on special request the UHD Demolition kit re-released within here webshop:

  • Caterpillar 330/336 UHD upgrade kit #GM05/02 GM0502GM

The resin upgrade kit for Caterpillar 330/336 scale model in 1:50th scale can be ordered from GIFTMODELS.it under number #GM05/02 and is very complete and comes packaged very well from Italy to your home address. The Salesprice is 99,- Euro and shipping cost.

Gertjan Veld will start after the Modelshow Europe 2017 with a new "Making of ..." to show how the kit will be used to build a custom Caterpillar 336E UHD (Ultra High Demolition) Demolition Excavator

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