Thursday, 28 April 2022

This is A model of A Caterpillar D8H used by the Australian army in Vietnam 1969. the dozer was used for clearing land for forward base camps etc. The dozer where modified to protect the crew from sniper fire, falling trees and sun. The Rome blade was developed for falling big tree vegetation. The model was built using the AMT dozer, 3D printed parts and scratch work.


Friday, 1 April 2022

Cat D8 part two. 

build complete. 


his is part 2 of the Cat D8 project, build part done, I'll start painting today. This is A D8 used by the Australians in Vietnam. They used the large crawler to clear jungle for base camps etc.
There was several versions used with different armour and protection. The one That caught my eye was Brutus with The round roof, Rome Blade, and ripper attached. I've included some of my favorite pictures of the Dozers some photos have the color off but still great reference.
For the Build I used the 1/24 scale kit from AMT as the base. I scratch built the cage and armor around the cab as well other parts. the white parts are 3d prints including the tracks. I had to back date the kit to produce A D8H and then add the Aussie mods.
I purchased the hi res photo of "brutus" from the link below.


Saturday, 19 February 2022

 Caterpillar D8K with field mods. Completed. When I started on this I was unsure if it would hold my interest to the end, after all it’s just yellow and brown. Was I wrong. This model was A blast to paint. This is A plastic model not diecast I build it from the basicAMT kit. 3d parts where added alone with small details and lots of scratch work.


Friday, 4 February 2022


New model finished
Meng's Russian K-4386 

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

 Hobby boss GMC CCKW-352, Def models resin wheels. Scratch build bed, gas tank, vertical exhaust and driver mirror.


Monday, 3 January 2022