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Biggu

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  1. Jeroen.............. I echo what Allen says, your work is superb, and your attention to detail is fabulous, I'm not sure I could do anything close to what you have done with the PE, this is a gorgeous build, take a bow !
  2. This build is making me thirsty................. I'm lovin this... excellent scratch building.... from across the pond Jeff
  3. I'm lovin this...... it should go to the museum with the real deal..... that would be cool....
  4. I have always wondered , why a guy would jump out of a perfectly good airplane with 4 hot stoves and 4 working fans........................ LOL............ thanks for an awesome tour of the Herc............. and THANK YOU for your service.... I will be watching this build with much interest.... cheers Jeff
  5. no, I actually mean the kind with the little handle you push down, I tried it on some of those VERY fine lines, and with a series of small gentle 'pumps' of the handle it worked a charm, I think the reason it doe is, that the actual cutter part is very thin, I am thinking ( and yes I know that's dangerous) that our regular sprue cutters are somewhat thick at the cutting surface or widens out maybe just a little too much and pushes on the small part or the sprue gate itself, and puts too much pressure on the tiny part, thus breaking it...........................do you think I have had a couple nights where I didn't sleep all that well, to come up with this stuff?? LOL!!! https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/trim-deluxe-fingernail-clipper-with-file/6000188184725 Like this one...
  6. Here is a small tip................. I just discovered this................. for those very small fine fuel lines or brake lines ( thinking of the very small lines on the D7 that you are going to build) to clip them off the sprue try using fingernail clippers, I tried that with the D7 with the brittle plastic and if one does it gently it works perfectly, even the smallest of lines come off with out breaking.... not sure if there are any lines on the truck that small, but if there is try the fingernail clippers... it does actually work, with care......
  7. Jeroen, license plate brackets and the plates them selves are usually the first thing that get bent on real trucks, as guys always seem to back into piles of gravel, or loading docks...... when you feel the bump, it is time to stop ..LOL.... that bent bracket is just fine detail................. I LOVE this build, man, it is coming along excellently................ Jeff
  8. Glad you got a little mojo back Clive, I was truly missing you and this build....................... it is looking really top drawer, Mate...
  9. Hey Jeroen, I'm watching with great interest from across the pond..............this looks to be a great project, and you are hitting it out of the park................ I am so glad to hear that the parts are coming off the sprues with relative ease, maybe the new D7 bulldozer IS in my future................... I have taken my original D7 out and am trying my hand at it again...... you sparked me with your Cat D7 review....... Looking forward to more up dates on this truck, it is very cool..... Jeff
  10. Thanks Jeroen, so I am assuming then , they must have remedied the very brittle plastic situation.... as mentioned I have one of the early D7 'crawler', and yes , it has lots of bits and pieces, but is a bit of a patience tester due to the breaking of EVERY part.... I would love to build the 'new' Cat, and as a civilian unit, it has such potential and is not the usual Tiger tank model..... a nice change and hats off to Miniart for going this way....
  11. Did Miniart change tier plastic, I have one of the first release D7 dozers, and it is almost impossible to build as the plastic is so brittle, every piece breaks, I would be interested in this if they have a little better plastic..... this looks to be a real cool kit.... can anyone enlighten me??
  12. This is top drawer , Clive, I love the foiling, Rob Lyttle is absolutely right, you have nailed this.....
  13. Excellent progress Andy, always checking in for more updates......................... saw the snow you guys got last week...yuk ! Friends in Clareshome got a tron of it too..... Jeff
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