Monday, October 16, 2017

NEWS FLASH! IMC Models Construction models Webshop

IMC Models moved in 2017 from the picturesque Montfoort to the more centrally located Houten near Utrecht. IMC Models is now located at the Peppelkade 23, ZIP code 3992 AL, in Houten, The Netherlands.

Not coincidentally within walking distance of the location of the bimonthly NAMAC swap meeting at the EXPO Houten and so they offer collectors the opportunity to come over at the trading days between 09.00 and 16.00 as to visite the showroom and while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee to snif around in their shop for the latest scale models of Sarens, Nooteboom and of course the entire Caterpillar colelction made by Diecast Masters.

Also, there are always a number of remnants and B-choice models that you can get for a good price. So, this weekend, I gladly turned home with the Caterpillar 3516C HD Engine of the Caterpillar MT4400D AC Off-Highway Truck that was specially kept for me and with some extra spare parts, creates a beautiful cargo load in a mini Diorama. Thank you guys!

Curious? 

Order at IMC Models Construction models Webshop or drop by on the next NAMAC Meeting




Sunday, October 8, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar TS220 [Custom 1:50]


GL3D Models announced his next upcoming custom made 3D printed resin scale model in 1:50th scale:

  • Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper

Dutch fellow collector and custom builder GL3D Models develops 3D printed scale models from mainly Golden Oldies. Besides Caterpillar are other (Excavator) classics from brands such as Poclain, Ã…kerman, Ford and Richier already emerged from his 3D printer.

In the upcoming “Making of…” I will add progress photos and dimensional details. Final sales price and the delivery schedule date of this custom built scale model will be posted on our website when available. Most likely the introduction of the finall scale model will take place during the Modelshow Europe 2018 in Ede, The Netherlands.

This unique 3D printed model of the Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper will be available in very limited numbers and only built on request. The scale model will be exclusively sold by GL3D Models to the collector.

If you are interested in this custom built scale model of the Caterpillar TS220 Towed Scraper it is important to respond and send your e-mail to gl3dmodels@gmx.com for more information. Only then you can be assured that the model is also produced effectively for you.

Friday, October 6, 2017

NEWS FLASH! Modelshow Europe 2018

Have you already scheduled this day in your diary? Saturday, March 17th, 2017 the 27st Modelshow Europe will be held in the flowerauction "Plantion" nearby the city Ede in the Netherlands. Mark your calendars and make your reservations. It will be a BLAST!

On this special exhibition one can once again see all kinds of miniatures and model construction projects in the field of earthmoving, cranes and heavy transport. This Modelshow Europe exhibition is unique by its grand design and the only one in Europe.

Many collectors and builders show on the Modelshow Europe their (rebuilt and/or radio controlled) models. Also a wide range of miniatures and related components for the model are offered for sale.

To download the Flyer? Just click here!

Monday, October 2, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 745 [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the first annoucement early 2016 and the worldwide revealing of the 2017 line up at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2017 announced the next new to release Caterpillar scale model starting from Q4-2017 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":
  • Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck #85528
The Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck is the successor to the 745C in 1:1th scale, but because Caterpillar has changed his machine type numbering and stopped adding the succescor letter it will not appear as the "D"series. This is also the first 745 machine which will be released as a (1:50th) scale model.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 745 Articulated Dump Truck are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. (Which if wanted easily can be removed from its seat)) Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional tipping dump box and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and tire tread design. Biggest surprise it the opening hood which reveals the Caterpillar C18 ACERT engine: Keep them coming Diecast Masters!!

It would be great if a "Golden Oldies" version of the first DJB D250 Articulated Dump Truck from 1974 would be released by Diecast Masters. I say go for it!

Curious? Click here!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

NEWS FLASH! The making of... ACCO Super Bulldozer

Custom scale model builder Matteo from Trilex Modelli hast started one of his latest projects: Building a ACCO Super Bulldozer in 1:50th scale.

The ACCO Super Bulldozer is the largest and most powerful Track-Type Tractor ever made. It was built in Italy, by the Umberto Acco company. The ACCO super bulldozer was constructed mainly of Caterpillar parts. This bulldozer has a gross weight of 183 tons and is powered by two 675hp Caterpillar engines and has a dozer blade that is 23 ft.

Today is the start of this "The making of... a ACCO Super Bulldozer" and during the coming period, Matteo will guide you by the complete design and construction process of this unique scale model, and the end result shall eventually, as a real custom builder wants to achieve display the 1: 1 machine as naturally as possible. You will be amazed with the high standards he sets!

Matteo will share his building skills through its construction photos with little notes to keep us informed of the building process. Gradually it shows the making of a unique model of the ACCO Super Bulldozer and welcome addition to my PoweredBy Caterpillar collection!

Curious? Click here!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 735B [CCM 1:48]

Classic Construction Models (CCM) has released today the first official photos off the first production sample off their next to release Caterpillar scale model in their 1:48 Construction Diecast Series:
  • Caterpillar 735B Articulated Dump Truck
The Caterpillar 735B Articulated Dump Truck scale model is made in scale 1:48. As you expect from Classic Construction Models this magnificent model has more then plenty of detail and functioning parts. Retail Price; Availability and Production run: TBA.

Do you want to know more about this or other unique scale models from CCM or place an order? Take a look at the website from CCM or make contact with one off the CCM Online dealers which can be found under links





Thursday, September 14, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT! Caterpillar 980M [Diecast Masters 1:50]

Diecast Masters has in accordance of the worldwide revealing of the 2017 line up at the International Toy Fair aka Spielwarenmesse 2017 announced the next new to release Caterpillar scale model starting from Q4-2017 in their 1:50th scale diecast "High Line Series":
  • Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader #85543
The Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader is the successor to the 980K and 980G series, which have already been released in various versions as 1:50th scale models by Norscot.

Key Features of the Caterpillar 980M Wheel Loader are a detailed cab interior, including "Bob" the operator. Authentic Cat Machine Yellow paint and trade dress. Functional Lift arms, Bucket and Articulated steering. Finishing touch are the authentic railings, grab rails and tire tread design.

It would be great if a "Golden Oldies" version of the first Caterpillar 980 Wheel Loader from 1966 would be released by Diecast Masters. I say go for it!

Curious? Click here!