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GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:52:05 AM
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GuyM wrote:
Modifications in progress using the content of a box full of incomplete European tractors and various 1/50 parts sent to me from the US by Steve (member of this forum as "Exkvate 3140") [...]


The set of Conrad and Joal model parts (is missing on the picture a Conrad Volvo F16 Swedish logging chassis):



After various combination trials and fitting of miscelaneous parts, I did manage to "rebuild" several new models, in addition to the Joal Volvo and Conrad Mercedes-Benz 4x2 tractors already displayed here.

1st modification complete (to be painted) a Swedish logging truck:





IVECO LD 240 E42 F/P 6x2/2 carrier with logging poles and Palfinger/Epsilon M 120Z96 forestry crane (modified Conrad model with Bemo Models parts and Conrad crane) carrying a load of 3 metres long poplar logs (homemade)



To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:58:53 AM
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Second rebuilt resulting in a German container carrier (to be repainted):





Mercedes-Benz 3238 L 8x4/4 carrier equipped with a 20' container chassis (modified Conrad model with Bemo and Joal elements) loaded with a Sea Box Inc. 20' maritime container (Tekno model)





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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 10:55:20 PM
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Guy great customizations, can’t wait to see that log truck painted.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 4:18:29 AM
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Other combinations being progressed with parts received from the USA, a Middle-Eastern heavy haulage set and a recovery operation on German motorways.



Volvo F16-T470 6x4/2 tractor (Conrad model being modified) and ACTM S 70 320 Special Export 3-axle plant equipment transport semi-trailer (unknown brand 1/43 plastic bed being modified) carrying a Land Rover 109 Series II 4x4/2 4-wheel-drive pick-up (Corgi Toys model being modified) and a Caterpillar 834 4x4 wheeled bulldozer (CCM model)







To be continued.
Guy

GuyM
Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 4:24:13 AM
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Last combination, far from being completed:







MAN 35-422 VFK 8x4/4 wrecker equipped with a Brechtel Masterlift Comfort F recovery body (Conrad model and body being modified) towing a MAN TGA 26-480 FDS 6x4/2 tractor (Conrad elements being modified)



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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Saturday, October 05, 2019 10:40:49 PM
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Guy the parts are coming to life, all the customizing looks great.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 3:17:04 AM
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To be continued.
Guy
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Guy
Exkvate3140
Posted: Monday, October 07, 2019 7:36:29 PM
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Guy is the utility box trailer a custom build.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 4:07:50 AM
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Steve,

This box trailer could be seen in most small-size construction locations, being used as hand equipment storage and as change-rooms.
The model is sold in kit and built form by E. Pinocheau, from Creatpshop, a French model producer having some of his models realized by N. Danchaud, from MiniCams.
Link to the Creatpshop website: http://www.creatpshop.sitew.com/#Presentation.A

I hope this helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 9:37:59 AM

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The clamshell bucket-grab,on that Renault.What is it from?That is,without doubt,the best I have seen.Does it have 'teeth'?Was it a kit?I have a grab truck,the grab on the crane is from an Atlas wheeled excavator,It is too long to hang from a crane,but you can get Conrad grabs,specifically for those types of cranes.
Exkvate3140
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Guy thanks for the information, you gentleman take scale modeling to a whole new level in France.
Steve
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 10:33:22 AM
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modelmaniac wrote:
The clamshell bucket-grab,on that Renault.What is it from?That is,without doubt,the best I have seen.Does it have 'teeth'?Was it a kit?I have a grab truck,the grab on the crane is from an Atlas wheeled excavator,It is too long to hang from a crane,but you can get Conrad grabs,specifically for those types of cranes.


modelmaniac,

I first thought that the clamshell grab was a Gaz Evans item with hydraulic rams installed bottom-up but Jean-Jacques confirmed to me that it was bought as a kit from MiniCams and fitted to a Conrad knuckleboom crane. The truck itself was made by Jean-Francois from a modified Minicirque cab installed on a chassis with a homemade tipping body.

I hope this helps.
Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 11:39:16 AM

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I want to make an eight wheel grab tipper,from Conrad trucks.Grab trucks are very popular in the U.K.There are at least ten,in my town,they are the ones I have seen!I have a two axle grab truck,much like the photo.That grab would be the perfect fit,on an 8 wheeler.So pleased you can get it,on it's own.I do know the Gaz Evans clamshell,it is way too big,for a truck crane.Hopefully Minicams have one in stock.
GuyM
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 12:05:02 PM
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modelmaniac wrote:
[...] That grab would be the perfect fit,on an 8 wheeler. So pleased you can get it,on it's own. I do know the Gaz Evans clamshell,it is way too big,for a truck crane. Hopefully Minicams have one in stock.


modelmaniac,

I'll ask Norbert from MiniCams about it and let you know.

Guy
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:43:25 AM
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modelmaniac,

I have got a response from MiniCams: the clamshell grab is not produced anymore as its mold is out of order.

Sorry for that negative answer.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:46:58 AM
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To be continued.
Guy
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:49:20 AM
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Guy
modelmaniac
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:21:47 AM

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GuyM wrote:
modelmaniac,

I have got a response from MiniCams: the clamshell grab is not produced anymore as its mold is out of order.

Sorry for that negative answer.
Guy

Never mind.No doubt a suitable grab will present itself.I have a few ideas.
Exkvate3140
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:24:59 PM
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Guy that Mack with dump trailer is a nice looking model.
Steve
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