Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

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Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #1 by niner » Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:57 pm

I've not posted here for a while so thought I would share my latest project.

I've had this WA800 on the shelf for a while and though I'd better get my backside into gear and do some custom work on it.

A lot of my ideas have come from various photos of the real machine on google.

So far I've done the following.

Radiator fan, cut out the rear grill, removed the chunky cab ladder handrails and replaced with brass, tow hitch and handles and tread plate just behind both rear wheels.

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I plan on putting the rear grill on a hinge so it opens. It will all get a touch of paint when it's done.

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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #2 by Joes1989 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:11 pm

Looks great so far! I might try something like this with one of my bigger scale models! The smaller 1/50 scale models I collect would probably be too fiddly for my sausage fingers! Haha


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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #3 by Jeremy Rowland » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:57 pm

Quality detailing work there Martin :claphands:

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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #4 by niner » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:50 am

Thanks for the comments :thumbup:

I'm actually thinking of doing a complete re-paint now, at least that way it will be uniformal and I don't have to worry about matching the yellow paint for the handrails to the existing yellow.

Any suggestions on a paint scheme?

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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #5 by Pascal » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:27 pm

Nice job, next time it'will be interesting to see pictures before/after work ;)

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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #6 by niner » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:23 am

Pascal wrote:Nice job, next time it'will be interesting to see pictures before/after work ;)


Thanks pascal. I was going to do a re-paint but I'm not going to bother now. I have a re-paint on a PC1100 excavator to do.

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Re: Komatsu WA800 work in progress.

Post #7 by niner » Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:11 pm

A bit of work done over the last couple of weeks.

Hydraulic hoses and couplings to the bucket ram and through the articulation point.

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Tonight I added a windscreen wiper and mirrors.

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