Schatton L4500 s in plastic

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Schatton L4500 s in plastic

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 7:19 pm

July 4th, 2012, 2:41 pm #1

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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 10:50 am

July 4th, 2012, 3:24 pm #2

Looks good on the 3D pics.

The website says "Construction by MACO".

Michel


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Joined: January 10th, 2006, 2:12 pm

July 4th, 2012, 5:21 pm #3

This is great news I can stop chopping up diecast ones, well done to maco AGAIN!

anyone know when we can expect this kit?
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Joined: June 9th, 2008, 7:27 pm

July 4th, 2012, 9:12 pm #4

I think in two weeks the kit is available.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 9:01 am

July 5th, 2012, 1:01 am #5

Hello Matthias,
Great news! My friend Juergen mentioned to me a short time ago to be expecting this kit (and the 4x4 later).

I want to make a pre-order of 4 kits please.

Thanks,
Tony
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Joined: November 27th, 2008, 7:30 am

July 5th, 2012, 6:17 am #6

Dear colleagues !

Be careful with this model, because it is very simplified:



Please, compare these two images to each other - and You will see the differences by Yourself.
Note, for example, wrong shape of rear part of cab. Also note wrong wheel hubs, forward bumper, wrong thickness of radiator, some differences on front fenders.

Why do not make these parts in right shape and dimensions from beginning, in moulding forms, and not "with help of God and after-market" ?
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Joined: February 9th, 2005, 10:18 am

July 5th, 2012, 7:05 am #7


Let's not judge the model by the looks of the, also simplified, 3D image.

Let's see the sprues before passing judgement on the kit!

/Steen


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Joined: January 10th, 2006, 2:12 pm

July 5th, 2012, 8:47 am #8

Dear colleagues !

Be careful with this model, because it is very simplified:



Please, compare these two images to each other - and You will see the differences by Yourself.
Note, for example, wrong shape of rear part of cab. Also note wrong wheel hubs, forward bumper, wrong thickness of radiator, some differences on front fenders.

Why do not make these parts in right shape and dimensions from beginning, in moulding forms, and not "with help of God and after-market" ?
The kit may need work its so much easier to work in plastic than diecast. I still will be getting a couple funds allowing, the cab does look off a bit but I am sure this will be sorted with an after market item.

I am very surprised at how tiny the rear diff is on the real vehicle. so much power and torque going into somthing that small very surprised. My Leyland lynx has a smaller than normal rear diff but it has hub reduction units on the rear hub to deal with the torque I am amazed that this worked.

Calum



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Joined: January 10th, 2006, 2:12 pm

July 5th, 2012, 8:48 am #9

I think in two weeks the kit is available.
Hi Matthias,
will you be doing etch for this kit?

Calum
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Joined: April 23rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

July 5th, 2012, 10:10 am #10

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