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325cl
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:11:42 PM

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Just wanted to share some pictures of a custom Hitachi ZX870 Starfish that I am working on. It is based on the WSI Hitachi 870 Excavator. Still lots of work to do including widening the undercarriage, finishing the cab side catwalk and railings, and adding the catwalk and railing to the opposite side of the machine and lots more.

The real deal:




The model:






Greg
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Boatboy6
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:35:14 PM

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That is so cool, wow

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Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 7:45:26 PM

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Very cool can't wait to see the final product.

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Antho
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 8:16:20 PM

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Holy crap, that looks sick!!!

But don't forget to cut a space in your walkway for the cylinder Wink
325cl
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:34:27 PM

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RowanH
Posted: Sunday, December 19, 2010 11:45:07 PM

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Excellent work Greg. I was wondering if anyone was going to attempt this. Might be too difficult to modify but I'd say that the undercarriage has also been lengthened on the real machine. Well done for taking this project on, stunning!

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Razzamatazz
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 10:41:21 AM

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You never cease to amaze me Greg. Holy s**t. I think you out did yourself on that one.
bruce2
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 4:54:27 PM

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very nice work
can't wait to see it finished
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fensoncontracting
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 12:41:20 AM

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Simply stunning Greg! I can't wait to see it completed!
brian falcone
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:37:37 AM

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TWO WORDS....HOLY #$%& !!!!!
bigcranes
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:48:18 AM

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That is rediculous! That is a work of art!Applause Applause

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HunterH
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 2:56:47 AM
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simply amazing! where did you get the brass mesh?
325cl
Posted: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 11:09:00 PM

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Thanks for the compliments. I will post some more pictures as work progresses. The brass mesh is made by K&S.

Thanks,
Greg



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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:38:11 AM
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G, I sure am glad the cat is out of the bag..... this one was a hard one to keep under wraps. Keep up the excellence in model building, Sir.Cool

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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 1:38:02 AM

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This is quite an undertaking.........there's no grass growing under your feet.Applause

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Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 8:46:06 PM

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Pretty cool lookin !

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Martin J.
Posted: Thursday, December 23, 2010 10:10:18 AM

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Best of luck with it, great idea for a custom I'm really interested in seeing your progress with it.


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325cl
Posted: Saturday, December 25, 2010 6:11:35 PM

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Was able to get a little more work done today. I completed the fabrication of the catwalks, and started widening the undercarriage. I still need to add the plate that will go across the top of the undercarriage and lots of other details.





Greg



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