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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D250E Fuelmaster F170 [Custom 1:50]

14 November 2018

Already a few weeks ago I received this latest rare addition in my collection and finally found a free moment and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar D250E Humphrey Fuelmaster F170 "Celtic Engergy"

I was given the chance to buy this scale model from fellow collector (thanks Keith W.!) and saw immediately that it was a custom model I had seen years ago on a swapmeeting. But when and from whom...?

Inquiries and further research among my Caterpillar collector friends revealed that the model was made in a limited series by Dutch collector and custom builder Ben Gelijk. In fact, there is a brother scalemodel somewhere in a cabinet in Germany -).

I'm very lucky that I can add another small (I mean the scale!) masterpiece to my Caterpillar collection.

Enjoy the first photo! I will add more pictures from the Caterpillar D250E Humphrey Fuelmaster F170 in "Celtic Engergy" livery scale model, machine 1:1 and background information in the category Articulated Dump Trucks. So stay tuned for more!

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SPOTLIGHT! Caterpillar 6090 FS in Laster & Bagger 6-2018

12 November 2018
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The sixth and final edition in 2018 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way November 2018.

One of the highlights in this issue, among other interesting articles, is the special about the Caterpillar 6090 FS Hydraulic Mining Shovel in 1:48th scale within their limited edition "Diecast Collection Series". Read all about the 1:1th and 1:48th. Its HUGE!

Learn more about this unique full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar DW21 with No.21 [FanKit Models 1:50]

8 November 2018

FanKit Models has announced to release in 2019 a new unique scale model in 1:50th scale:


  • Caterpillar DW21 with No.21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper

In the upcoming “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our Website when available. Most likely the introduction will take place during the Modelshow Europe 2019 in Ede, The Netherlands on March 16th 2019.

This next knock out model of the Caterpillar DW21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper will be available in very limited numbers.

If you are interested in this built scale model of the Caterpillar DW21 Wheel Tractor-Scraper 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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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold Kit [Custom 1:50]

4 November 2018

Already some weeks ago I received through Shapeways this latest addition in my collection and finally found a free moment and took it to the photo set:

  • Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold/Port Handling Track Loader (Kit)

I discovered that the under the name Dirtboy's Customs regularly exclusive small series of kits appear that allow you to add a machine variant or a unique work tool to your Caterpillar collection.

Dirtboy's Customs is formed by the American custom builder Jay Roltgen. His main focus is creating custom add-on's and Worktools for 1:50th scale construction models mainly (Caterpillar) Track-Type Tractors. Small series, often as kit, made of Metal, Photo etched or 3D printed material, which can be ordered directly and without any problems through Shapeways.

The 3D printed kit contains the Shiphold Blade, a quarding package to protect the radiator on the rear of the machine, four lifting eyes and all the required parts to mount the blade on the excisting lift frame to convert the in 2007 by Norscot under #55194 released (still available aswell from Diecast Masters) in 1:50th scale Caterpillar 963D Track-Type Loader.

It is our goal for the coming period in the "The making of Caterpillar 963D SH Shiphold Port Handling Track Loader” to show you how this custom model will be achieved. Work to be done!

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OUT SOON! Laster & Bagger 6-2018

2 November 2018

Laster & Bagger is THE full color magazine for collectors of Trucks (Laster) & construction (Bagger) machine models, cranes, Trucks and heavy haulage. The magazine is writen in German. Detailed English translations of the main sections and features for every issue are available on the website and off course also available as App for your tablet, computer or smartphone.

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The sixth and final edition in 2018 of Laster & Bagger will be out soon! The magazine presses are running while you are reading this. The Magazine will be available half way November 2018.

In this issue, among other interesting articles, full attention for the modern Caterpillar 349F L XE Hydraulic Excavator and the Caterpillar D11T Track-Type Tractor, in two configurations, which all three in late autumm 2018 where released by Diecast Masters in 1:50th scale in their "High Line Series".

CCM continued with the Caterpillar 6090 FS Hydraulic Mining Shovel in 1:48th scale within their "Diecast Collection Series". Read all about the 1:1th and 1:48th. Its HUGE!

Last but least, the Model History brought by Thomas Wilk about the famous Caterpillar 944 Wheel Loader made by Ertl. MUST READ!

Learn more about this full-color magazine for collectors? Take a look at Laster & Bagger Or even better,
Follow my choice: Yes, I want to subscribe to Laster & Bagger!

DO!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar D7C & D7E [Diecast Masters 1:50]

30 October 2018

Diecast Masters has out of the blue announced another big surprise with the release of their next new Caterpillar scale models starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Evolution Series":

  • Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders #85560

Diecast Masters brings together old and new Caterpillar machine models. Along with the scale models, each package also holds a richly illustrated book that tells the evolutionary story, from the machine of the past up to its modern counterpart.

The Evolution Series models are mounted on special bases and placed in quality flip-top packaging, protected by a black outer sleeve. A full color detailed 44-page booklet, included with the scale models provided with period-accurate colors and decoration details & era-specific operators, traces machine evolution in words and pictures.

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar No.12 & 12M3 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

28 October 2018

Diecast Masters has out of the blue announced another big surprise with the release of their next new Caterpillar scale models starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "Evolution Series":

  • Caterpillar No.12 en 12M3 Motor Graders #85560

This Evolution Series scale models pay a homage to the rich history and remarkable sweep of earthmoving technology, from the earliest Caterpillar Earthmoving equipment to the most recent.

Diecast Masters brings together old and new Caterpillar machine models. Along with the scale models, each package also holds a richly illustrated book that tells the evolutionary story, from the machine of the past up to its modern counterpart.

The Evolution Series models are mounted on special bases and placed in quality flip-top packaging, protected by a black outer sleeve. A full color detailed 44-page booklet, included with the scale models provided with period-accurate colors and decoration details & era-specific operators, traces machine evolution in words and pictures.

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FLASHBACK! Caterpillar Power Parade

26 October 2018

In 1955, Caterpillar dealers were invited to the first Worldwide Caterpillar Dealer Meeting in 20 years, which featured “The Big Parade.” This particular show was the largest equipment show in the history of the Earthmoving industry and was so impactful it inspired Caterpillar to celebrate, entertain and educate Caterpillar employees and their families in what became known as the “Power Parade”.

Caterpillar held its inaugural Power Parade at Marquette Heights, Illinois, in 1964 and later at Edwards, Illinois both in the USA, in 1973, 1978, 1988 and 2000. These expositions showcased the complete new Caterpillar product line, as well as the skills of the equipment’s operators. Each Power Parade contained up to 28 shows over a two-week period and more than 100,000 people attended.

This year a theme exhibition focused on this unique event could be visited at the Caterpillar Visitor Center. Curious? Click on the link: "Power Parades of the Past".

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar MD6250 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

24 October 2018

Diecast Masters has out of the blue the worldwide release announced of their next new Caterpillar scale model starting from Q4-2018 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":

  • Caterpillar MD6250 Rotary Blasthole Drill #85581

The Caterpillar MD6250 Rotary Blasthole Drill produces 152-250 mm (6-9.8 in) diameter holes used for explosive charges at mines or quarries. Drilling modes include rotary for soft rock and down-the-hole (DTH) for hard rock. Single-pass hole depth with standard mast is 11.2 m (36.7 ft); maximum multi-pass hole depth is 53.8 m (176.7 feet). The Caterpillar MD6250 will operate efficiently at virtually all temperatures and elevations. Semi-autonomous and fully autonomous drilling is supported. The drill’s 879 hp Caterpillar C27 ACERT™ engine can be configured to match emissions regulations in any global region.

Direct eyecatchers are size of the machine and its moveable boom, stick and bucket. Other key Features of the Caterpillar Caterpillar MD6250 are its detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. (Which can be removed by opening the top of the cabin roof), Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional metal tracks. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and hydraulic hoses. In two words: WELL DONE!

Curious? Download the PDF? Click on the picture!

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UPDATE! The making of... 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M [Custom 1:50]

22 October 2018

Custom scale model builder Ciprian Ursulescu from CypModels has finished his next project developing and building in 1:50th scale of the:

  • Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper

The pre production scale model of the Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper in 1:50th scale is completely finished and painted. Ready for Action! Ready for sales! Time to order your built Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper scale model or kit.

Curious for the finall result? Check out: "Making of... a Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper" to see how this custom model is achieved. Ciprian Ursulescu, shared his building skills through its construction photos with little notes from me. Gradually it shows you the making of a unique model of the Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper.

The Sales price is 340,- euro for a model built and 180,- euro for a set in kit and shipping cost. Its also possible to buy only the Curtiss Wright 18M scraper for 180,- ready built and for 100,- euro as kit. CypModels does discounts for larger orders and ships worldwide. Payment with PayPal is possible. This next knock out model of the Caterpillar 830M with Curtiss Wright 18M Scraper will be available in very limited numbers. On request you can choose for a Caterpillar yellow civil version or the army green version.

More information about ordering this unique scale model in a very limited edition? Visit the CypModels website.

Ciprian and Wouter

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