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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar CT660 [Otter Bro Customs 1:50]

Post #181 by kwabbus » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:34 pm

LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar CT660 Mechanic Truck [Otter Bro Customs 1:50]


Last week I received from America this latest addition in my collection and directly took it to the photo set:

Caterpillar CT660 ?HOLT? Mechanics truck

Under the name Otter Bro Customs (OBC) appear regularly exclusive custom built models that allow you to add another unique replica Caterpillar model to your collection. I'm very lucky that I can add another small (I mean the scale!) masterpiece to my Caterpillar On-Highway Truck collection.

This unique one of a kind scale model is made by using the Caterpillar CT660 Vocational Dump Truck and the Mechanics truck upper body taken from the Peterbilt 335 produced by TWH Collectibles and is completely custom modified and rebuild by Otter Bro Customs in scale 1:50.

I will add more pictures from the Caterpillar CT660 ?HOLT? Mechanics truck scale model, machine 1:1 and background information in the category On-Highway Trucks


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UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer

Post #182 by kwabbus » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:31 pm

UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer

Custom scale model builder Gertjan Veld has recently started his next project of building a Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer by using the Caterpillar D9R Track-Type Tractor from NZG in 1:50th scale.

It is our goal for the coming period in the "Making of...a Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer" to show you how this custom model will be achieved.
Gertjan will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of his progress. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer.

Today I have added the second update of the "The making of ...Caterpillar 578 Pipelayer" This episode Gertjan his pictures show you the work he has done to modify the cabin & superstructure and the winch he added.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Gertjan and Wouter

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 432F2 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Post #183 by kwabbus » Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:24 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 432F2 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release of her collection at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2016 announced their first new to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:50 Construction Diecast Series:


Caterpillar 432F2 Backhoe Loader #85249


Progress with the first photos, dimensional details, finall sales price and the delivery schedule dates will be posted on http://www.minimovers.nl when available.

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UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader

Post #184 by kwabbus » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:14 pm

UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader

The Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader is a "one of a kind" custom scale model. Ad used for this project a "spare" Caterpillar 272C Skid Steer Loader which has been released by Classic Construction Models in a limited edition of only 200 pieces. The model is hand crafted from brass in 1:48th scale.
Ad modified the Wheeled Skid Steer Loader version into a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader version and added (as he always does -)) tons of extra details including a scratch built Caterpillar BR172 Brushcutter.

It is our goal for the coming period in the "Making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader" to show you how this custom model has been achieved.

Ad will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to guide us through his progress. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader.
Today I have added the second update of the "The making of ..." This episode Ad his pictures show you how he continues the building of the undercarriage.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Ad and Wouter

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar CT680 Trucks [Tonkin 1:50]

Post #185 by kwabbus » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:35 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar CT680 Trucks [Tonkin 1:50]


This week Tonkin Replicas came, just before the end of the year, with a big surprise and announced their (for now) last to produce Caterpillar scale models in their 1:50 Construction Diecast Series:

Caterpillar CT680 6x4 Tractor Day Cab #TR30003
Caterpillar CT680 8x4 Tractor Day Cab #TR30004

Thanks to the cooperation of Tonkin Replicas I'm able to share with you the first photos of both versions in close detail.

The Caterpillar CT680 tractor will be available in two configurations and in several original Caterpillar colours and only released as a single tractor. Retail Price for both models still to be announced. Both models will be, if all goes according to plan, available for sales in the first Quart of 2016.

This is going to be another must have model! AWESOME!!

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NEWS FLASH! Website Diecast Masters is LIVE!

Post #186 by kwabbus » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:08 pm

NEWS FLASH! Website Diecast Masters is LIVE!

Diecast Masters was established through the acquisition of the Caterpillar® scale model businesses of both Norscot and Tonkin Replicas. Though new as a licensee, the management team at Diecast Masters draws on a legacy with Caterpillar Inc. that extends more than a quarter century.

Diecast Masters has in advance of the worldwide release of her collection, tomorrow, 27th january 2016, at the Spielwarenmesse 2016 just launched her new website with their first Caterpillar scale model catalogue with many big surprises in their 1:50 Construction Diecast Series. Small hit: Check out the cabins!!

Curious? Click on the photo!

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UPDATE! The making of.. 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler

Post #187 by kwabbus » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:24 pm

UPDATE! The making of.. 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler


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

988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler

The pre production scale model of the 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler in 1:50th scale is completely finished and painted.
Ready for Action!
Ready for sales!
Time to order your built 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler scale model or kit. This next knock out model will be available in very limited numbers.

Curious for the finall result? Check out: "Making of... a 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler" 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 988B RTCH Rough Terrain Container Handler.


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

Ciprian and Wouter


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ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 350 [MDF 1:50]

Post #188 by kwabbus » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:43 pm

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 350 [MDF 1:50]

Les Miniatures du Faubourg (MDF) from France has announced to release in 2016 a new unique resin scale model in 1:50th scale

Caterpillar 350 Hydraulic Excavator


The developement of the master Caterpillar 350 Hydraulic Excavator was revealed saturday, March 19th 2016, during the Modelshow Europe 2016 held in Ede, The Netherlands.
I was very pleased that I was allowed to shot the first serie exclusive photos.

Curious? Check out the album Modelshow Europe 2016

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UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader

Post #189 by kwabbus » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:16 pm

UPDATE! The making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader


The Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader is a "one of a kind" custom scale model. Ad used for this project a "spare" Caterpillar 272C Skid Steer Loader which has been released by Classic Construction Models in a limited edition of only 200 pieces. The model is hand crafted from brass in 1:48th scale.

Ad modified the Wheeled Skid Steer Loader version into a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader version and added (as he always does -)) tons of extra details including a scratch built Caterpillar BR172 Brushcutter.

It is our goal for the coming period in the"Making of...a Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader" to show you how this custom model has been achieved.

Ad will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to guide us through his progress. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the Caterpillar 289C Compact Track Loader.
Today I have added the fourth update of the "The making of ..." This episode Ad his many pictures show you the building of the scratch made Caterpillar BR172 Brushcutter.

Enjoy reading & watching!

Ad and Wouter

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LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D9G [RR Models 1:50]

Post #190 by kwabbus » Mon May 02, 2016 6:41 pm

LATEST ADDITION! Caterpillar D9G [RR Models 1:50]

During the Modelshow Europe 2016 I received the latest RR Models addition in my collection which I ordered in 2015 and today I was able to take it to the photo set:

Caterpillar D9G ?Jac. Rijk? Tractor-Type Tractor

An amazing unique hand-built and very complete scale model which filled a gap in my Caterpillar D9 series.
More than well worth the wait! This high quality and amazing detailed 1:50 scale model has been built on special request for some Dutch Die Hard fans and is not available to the collecting public and therefore very rare.

My first impression: Must have of the Caterpillar D9 Tractor-Type Tractor that absolutely belongs in my collection. Normally I do not collect company livery versions but because of my connection with this Dutch Earthmoving company this special version was, even the price tag, a must have D9 and to put beside the Caterpillar 657 Wheel-Tractor Scraper in my collection.

Enjoy the first pictures!

I will add more pictures from the Caterpillar D9G ?Jac. Rijk Tractor-Type Tractor scale model, machine in 1:1 and background information in the category Track-Type Tractors So stay tuned for more!


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