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alexwencho 01-13-2012 01:50 PM

Bob Letterman's scratch-build: "A U.S. Army Road Grader 1/35th"
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Bob Letterman's road grader. vBench. A much welcomed build here on planetarmor.

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Panzerjaeger 01-13-2012 01:55 PM

Thanks for sharing. Bob is amazing...

Bob Letterman 01-14-2012 02:49 PM

A U.S. Army Road Grader 1/35th
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Here goes my first blog on Planet Armor. I've been scratchbuilding a motor, (Or road), grader. It is for my latest diorama called "Logistics". It is another of my big ones and in one area of the urban diorama, engineers will be removing massive amounts of rubble to clear the streets. I had built a 135th Construction Bn. Bulldozer and a deuce and a half dump truck and needed a road grader to complete the equipment. As far as I can tell, no company has ever kitted a 1/35th scale grader, so I had no choice but to scratch one.

Below are pics of the build in progress. It has now been base coated and set aside for the paint to harden while I work on other things. I started with the frame.. This is a shot beside the bulldozer early in the build.

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Next the right side.

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And from the rear.

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Then the second phase. Blade assembly attached.

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Then the final phase before base coating.

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I finished the motor, A Caterpillar 4 cylinder, inline diesel. Note the location of the fuel gauge.

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These were taken just prior to base coating.

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More later.


alexwencho 01-14-2012 03:37 PM


What photo hosting site are you using?

alexwencho 01-14-2012 03:43 PM

How are you making the attatchements with the captions in-between?

That's a new one on me.

gordy 01-14-2012 04:45 PM

Bob, try loading the attachments again, something is wacky, works fine for everyone else, not sure what happened I'm totally stumped :(

Bob Letterman 01-14-2012 05:03 PM

Thanks you guys,

Well, if somebody was gonna screw it up, it would be me!

I'll try to edit and replace the images.


Bob Letterman 01-14-2012 05:29 PM

OK Gordy and Alex.

Don't know what I did, but whatever it was worked!

Sorry to be so much trouble!


alexwencho 01-14-2012 10:46 PM

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Excellent! Bob and looking great.

Wow! just got that tutorial on how to split the photos and text up.

Thank you Gordy for that and feel like I leaped way ahead with that little helper.

Going to study that one and definitely play with here on planetarmor and planetfigure.

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As you can see I was "out of the pocket" with my RED SOLO CUP, but back here to once more observe the hostalities.

Bob, thank you very much for posting your road grader and looking forward to further updates of you EPIC diorama.

Take care and God Bless.


pascalbausset 01-16-2012 07:43 AM

I love this grader !!!!

Due to the D7 dozer behind that is a WW2 diorama ?

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