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Lanz Bulldog in 1/72nd scale...1930s?


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I am not sure of when Lanz made this Bulldog.  According to wiki they made them from the 1920s until the early 1960s.  I think this one is from the 1930s...

 

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I will build two kits for this GB...the other is not a tractor...

 

What's in the box?  You'll have to wait until tomorrow!

 

--John

 

 

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Arrr I've seen some cool videos of these tractors, a massive single cylinder engine that can run in either directions, plus at zero rpm as well!! 

 

This will be an interesting one to watch, good luck with her.

 

Here's a link to a really cool article and videos about them.

 

https://www.thedrive.com/news/38901/how-this-10-3-liter-one-cylinder-tractor-runs-at-zero-rpm

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I've a feeling that I'm not the only person who's overly excited at the prospect of a tractor turning up😁

Judging by the scale, it's going to be small and fiddly, but eagerly await the 'big' reveal tomorrow

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5 minutes ago, Mjwomack said:
11 minutes ago, Mjwomack said:

've a feeling that I'm not the only person who's overly excited at the prospect of a tractor turning up😁

Judging by the scale, it's going to be small and fiddly, but eagerly await the 'big' reveal tomorrow

 

Ok...I have to open the box...

 

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Nice looking detail.

 

 

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On 3/19/2021 at 9:36 PM, Mjwomack said:

nice looking, BUT tiny detail!

This will be no bigger than my thumb when it's finished...

 

First panel of the build, with the pieces I will use cleaned up...

 

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And the second panel...I have decided to leave off the smokestack until the end for ease of painting.

 

In the second panel I have attached the rear axle pieces, but have left off the wheels for the same reason.  Neither the PE headlights or the steering wheel have been added yet.

 

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In the third instruction panel, I have added the front axle and leaf spring and the two PE pieces the accompany them.

 

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And so this is what I have so far...

 

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--John

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I was not able to document each step of the PE applications last night because once I had some momentum, it just kind of happened.  I will say that it was a little frustrating and the headlamps bore the brunt as the resin pieces (very tiny) wold not stay on the PE piece (tinier) so I replaced the lamps with some punched-out card.  Also, I lost a lamp, so...

 

But the rest kind of fit very well and all that.

 

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It's not crooked.  It's just sitting that way...

 

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I think today I will clean up the remaining resin parts (wheels) and give the tractor some primer.  This will be a hand-painted kit for sure.  Civilian, also, not the Wehrmacht version.  So it will be green, red and black with brass and aluminum touches.

 

--John

 

 

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1 hour ago, CliffB said:

Fantastic.  Super fiddly work.

I'm pleased that you're going with civilian paintwork John :thumbsup2:

Yes...thanks Cliff.  Me too.  The Wehrmacht design is all-over Panzer grey.  Boring.  

 

1 hour ago, Bengalensis said:

Looking very nice 👍

Thank you!

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4 hours ago, Jinxman said:

I would be scared getting the tyres on!

Thanks Jinxman...Luckily they just kind of get glued on.  There is no fitting into pegs or anything.

The whole thing is really held together with CA, and now some primer.

 

 

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Started some painting...I'l mask the hips and airbrush the Tire Black later.

 

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And the lower half of the tractor is black.  I will give some of the areas a dry-brush of steel later as well.  Then the green top and sides.

 

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--John

 

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The green paint looks really nice.  The tires are all done, except for some European dust...

 

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Really nice decals too...

 

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I'll show some more decal work tomorrow but the 'Lanz' logo looks very cool.  I also used a thin strip of masking tape for the fly-wheel belt.  I'll give it a little rubbery-dark grey paint tomorrow.

 

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--John

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I like tractors.  And I liked tis little kit, a very sweet and not-so-difficult resin offering from Hauler...

 

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I have posted some more in the gallery.  Now...onto the LVG C.II...

 

--John

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1 hour ago, John Masters said:

I like tractors.  And I liked tis little kit, a very sweet and not-so-difficult resin offering from Hauler...

 

I like tractors- are you sure you don't have any connection to East Anglia🤔

not-so-difficult- assuming you can actually see the pieces! An amazing build and such a cute little tractor at the end, why on earth would anyone NOT like tractors after this one?

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4 hours ago, Mjwomack said:

are you sure you don't have any connection to East Anglia🤔

I grew up in dairy country in upstate New York...I learned how to drive on a McCormick Cub...clutch, brake, 3 gears forward, 1 reverse, power take-off...bliss for a young fella.

 

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--John

 

 

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