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Komatsu G40

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Some notes about the model
This is the 1:48 scale Tamiya Komatsu G40 bulldozer kit built out of the box in two days. The model was photographed by Marc Toillié (Mark58) in one of his superb Japanese diorama setting.
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About the Author

About Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango)
FROM: , GERMANY

I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits ...


Comments

Very nice work on that Komatsu! Those 1/48 scale ground vehicles that Tamiya make are terrific kits and some of them work quite well on aircraft dioramas. Too bad they don't make an Opel Blitz fuel truck, I am sure it would be a big seller for them. Matrixone
APR 25, 2010 - 08:05 AM
Hi Steffen, this is really a nice built! Especially I like how real the tracks and the shield look. As a fan of japanese WW II aircraft this little Komatsu is also on my shopping list. But I won't get it together within 2 days. And yes, Marc's japanese diorama is fantastic. If he ever throws it away I'll stand where it lands .... Happy modelling Torsten
APR 25, 2010 - 08:05 AM
Italeri will bring out an Opel Blitz fuel truck in 1:48! It was already announced for 2009 so we have hope that it will come out this year. I have it already ordered at my dealer. Ciao Torsten
APR 25, 2010 - 08:09 AM
Many thanks Les and Torsten!! @Torsten: This is really an easy kit and I think everyone can do it over a weekend. BTW I will pick up the dio when it knocked you out @Les: as Torsten wrote ... Italeri display at Nürnberg Toy Fair .. and Jean-Luc's profile all the best Steffen
APR 25, 2010 - 08:34 AM
Steffen, Very nice! You achieved an excellent tome of the dirt-ground metal of the tracks and blade. I hope a US dozer in on the horizon.
APR 25, 2010 - 04:31 PM
Thanks a lot Fred!! I am a bit surprized how much positive feedback I get on this on an aircraft site ! Thank you all for your support! all the best Steffen
APR 25, 2010 - 08:16 PM
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APR 25, 2010 - 09:56 PM
Thanks Geoffroy! Sadly you were too late on Friday to see it in daylight... all the best Steffen
APR 25, 2010 - 10:08 PM
Yes, it's exactely what i said myself when I saw the pictures on the website.
APR 26, 2010 - 02:35 AM
Yeah, and you could not really see the F-5E and the Predator ... but J-L took pix of them and will sure post them one day all the best Steffen
APR 26, 2010 - 07:29 AM