"Construction Bulldozer" don't give a guy much to go on but I think it's a Cat D9H with the D353 engine. I am not sure but I'll try to make it look like a bulldozer anyway. Started it, partial engine and frame
Molding and fit so far are fair, detail not so hot, and chrome plating in appalling places but oven cleaner's cheap. They give you a solid front radiator cover with a choice of three decals to represent the vent holes; there's gonna be a lot of drilling in the near future.
Seems better than average for AMT but the day ain't over yet
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2018 18:50:18 GMT -5 by reserve
Engine and compartment will need to be primed/painted/gooed up before final assembly and masked. I am not looking forward to the radiator guard fix; it's gonna be a couple three days of drilling tiny little holes. There are parts numbers called out on the instructions but the parts and trees carry no parts numbers which makes for a jolly hunt for the right stuff. The plastic is not the usual glass hard AMT stuff so at least it's easier to work with. Lack of locating pins on much of this make assembly an adventure, and the engineering's not so hot. So far not insurmountable.
I finally found out what this kit represents, it's a Cat D8H manufactured within a couple years either side of 1970
Last Edit: Jul 29, 2018 11:00:04 GMT -5 by reserve: Whoops
Started the tracks as I can't install the blade or ripper without them on due to my solder hydraulic lines. It'd have been nice to get some vinyl tube for this but that stuff's just about impossible to find. This means adding the bolt detail AMT left off, a tedious chore I can only do for about 20 minutes at a time