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Having built the tractor version of the D7 I decided to start inmediately with the bulldozer version equipped with the LeTourneau WCK-7 blade, the newest kit of Mirror Models.

The kits builds without serious complications, and I would just advice to test the coincidence of the parts and unions before gluing.


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The instructions book suggest us to beggin with the engine, nicely detailed, in which we will add the first photoetched parts that are included in the kit.


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Following with the transmission and the radiator we reach the tractor chassis to which we glue the engine, at this stage I decided to start painting before having any problems to reach hidden parts.


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The next phase was to build the boogies that include the big metal springs, if we use the covering plates they won't be seen.


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When fixing the idler, sprocket and boogies to the chassis, the tractor beggin taking shape.


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We add the driving station with the photoetched platform. Meanwhile the glue cures we can start building the blade.


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We add the side platforms and fix the photoetched anti-slip surfaces with some white glue.

Before covering the engine we can start the weathering process, for that I used the Vallejo rust set mixing the rust colours "al fresco"


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Once glued the seat and the blade structure I airbrushed an overall layer of Olive drab primer.


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Then with a lighter green colour I applied a filter diluted 50% at the most visible zones.




And inmediately after another filter using white acrylic wash creating a zenithal ilumination.


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For the blade extreme rusted surface I used again the rust tones of the Vallejo set using the sponge technique.


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After some earth tone washes and adding some pigment and mud at the lower parts of the vehicle I called it finished and put it on one of the new FCmodeltips grunge bases

The flag at the pole is another new FCmodeltips item, is a paper decal that is easily adaptable to un uneven surface or can be modeled with the hands, you can see them here.



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I enjoyed this kit very much and I´m willing to start with the angled dozer and the armoured versions.

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Now that..................is what I'm talkin' about!!!! Mister, you've definitely got your act together in the modeling realm.emotion-21.gif

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Federico! no esperaba menos, excelente trabajo!

 

wonderful work bro!

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