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The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby tiking » Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:51 pm

This is a build I have been working on for some time now. It's a heavy modification of the M915 kit from Trumpeter. As always, I decided to spice things up a bit. I wanted to do something different. So, I kit-bashed the trailer and tractor to bring forth this combo unit. As far as I know this truck version does not exist. But it could have been plausible. The name came about by using the first number of the M915 and the 2 last digits of the M872 trailer. Hence, M972, which is a combination of both.
The Hitachi excavator is from Hasegawa which I built as a burnt out model. The idea came from the pic I found while searching the web. Lots of pics. Hope you like the results.

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This is the excavator that inspired my version:

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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby wingnut » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:41 pm

Very nice work mate ! :clap: :clap: your imagination knows no bounds :o how long has it taken you from start to finish ?
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby Andi Little » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:45 pm

Excellent build, nice storytelling combined with some really quite impressive weathering effects - especially around the burnt out cab. I'm liking this a lot. ...... :D
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby chill » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:09 pm

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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby Mark » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:26 pm

Quite superb !! Brilliant weathering, and fantastic attention to detail !! It's a stunning model !!
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby royjess » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:06 pm

Wow :o

Looks so realistic, especially the little oil spill on the back. I could have quiet mistaken your model for the real thing :o

Fantastic well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby number1 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Stunning detail and weathing, K given :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby tiking » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:42 pm

wingnut wrote:Very nice work mate ! :clap: :clap: your imagination knows no bounds :o how long has it taken you from start to finish ?
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Thanks Mike. It all depends if I am disturb by my kids or work. This build probably took about a week and half, totally all the hours spent. I could have gone faster if I was not disturbed. ;)
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby tiking » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:42 pm

Thanks for looking at this thread gents.
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby builder76 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:16 pm

Great build Tiking. 8-)
Great attention to detail. Weathering cracking. I particularly enjoyed the truck painting , as others have said, very realistic. :angelic-sunshine: :angelic-sunshine: :D


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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby tiking » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:43 am

Thank you kindly John. Glad you like the resultat.
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby casper » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:40 am

:clap: wow absolutely brilliant build tiking :text-bravo:
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Re: The M972 Flatbed Truck w/ Excavator

Postby tiking » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:57 am

casper wrote::clap: wow absolutely brilliant build tiking :text-bravo:
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Thank you Casper. Glad you think so.
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