universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

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universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by glen » Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:51 am

This is my second attempt at a major project on the up plus 2. Working steering, hydraulics move, all breakable parts replaceable.

couple more mods to make and then prep for painting. 100% scratch drawn on google sketchup.
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:15 am

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A couple more images
Away on holiday and I've forgotten to bring the power cord. So much for finishing the motor details.
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by Numonic » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:20 am

Looks great! How does the Up Plus 2 work how is the resolution in detai? Also did you use rivets to attach the tires for the machine? Awesome looking forward to the final product.

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by Billzilla » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:37 pm

Remarkable!

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:52 am

Thanks. The resolution is good but you still need to be prepared to do some finishing.
The wheels are attached with 5mm bolts so they can rotate.
Cheers

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:57 pm

Update on progress, having to do other work as a priority but getting there. New engine cover, engine detail and controls etc.
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Will add cooling and then call it quits i think. Time to start painting.

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by woofy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:19 am

Very impressive work, Glen.
Don't forget to post pictures of the painted result.
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by FallGuy » Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:31 pm

The project looks excellent! Did you also do the trailer as well? What software did you use to create your part files? The attention to detail is amazing. Are you thinking of starting another project after this one?
Thanks,

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:59 am

Thanks guys for compliments,
Seeing that you made the mistake of asking
Here are a few other projects I made but they are completely different.
The camera mount is remote controlled BUT if you turn off the remote it automatically becomes gyro stabilized for hand help use.
The little vice works.
And the others were all painted by my 10yo daughter. Fun but just simple projects.
All drawings are just sketchup as that’s what my students currently have access to.
Best thing I like is being able to line up hinges perfectly as you can just print 1mm holes and slide a pin in. Simple and easy.
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:03 am

a couple more
here's the camera
All the fine bars etc are printed except the handle on the vice.
Cheers
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Striped ready to paint. Don’t like this part.
Decided not to acetone steam the parts but use fill and sand. It's going to take weeks.
And I've stupidly put the steering crank where it can't be removed so it'll have to be painted in place. That’ll be interesting.
If this turns out too much of a nightmare I'm going to print the chassis in royal blue and acetone steam it. That’s pretty close to the correct colour.
Cheers
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:15 am

still working on it. will look at decals over the next couple of days.
cheers
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by glen » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:16 am

two more
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cheers

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 not finished

Post by caesar » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:19 am

Impressive work!

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by glen » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:24 am

Well that’s it from me on this one. Will make up a dashboard sticker, rear number plate, put a black circle around the headlights and somehow I lost its toolbox so that'll need replacing at some stage over the next few weeks.
Thanks for your interest. :lol:

Oh and the one weak spot is the steering wheel. I'll have to fabricate that out of brass to strengthen it.


Cheers
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by glen » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:55 am

The real one
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by chang » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:47 pm

Glen, amazing prints.

Can you tell how did you paint, or did you spray paint your model?
And very important: What kind/brand of paint did you use?

If painting does not weaken fine detail, then white ABS is all I need ;)

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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by woofy » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:11 pm

I wish we had a "like" button on this forum.
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Re: universal 550dt tractor 1/12 FINISHED

Post by glen » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:41 pm

Chang
I just Spackle any parts I want smooth then give several light coats of Dulux grey sanding primer. As a lot of the tractor parts are galvanized I left it at that.
The orange is again Dulux spray paint but I can't tell you what the blue is as it's at the beach. It is a special paint for the tractor and I just brushed it on. (real tractor paint I mean)
Don't drown any parts with spray paint as it will badly effect the abs. Guess how I know. But it took a lot of wet paint to effect it.
I took the photo's using a flash which shows all the dust. (some blue parts have been sitting in the garage for a while.) It actually looks better than the photo's show but I didn't go for some of the amazing finishes shown by people like roboplastik as it's a tractor. The writing is done with a vinyl cutter.

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another quick job

Post by glen » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:44 am

Easy to draw. perfectly aligned, perfect fit to required contours, doesn't rust or scratch the blue, Light and strong.
Oh to have had this technology 40 years ago when I was culling pests..
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Cheers

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