CASE 988-P wheeled excavator

My first non-truck model, originally released by Czech publisher Modelex was this wheeled excavator. I enlarged the printed original papercraft model from 1:32 to 1:25 scale and I added some own scratch details. Thanks to this model now I'm building also earthmoving and other machines next to trucks.

Making of

When I get the original card-model kit in summer of 2008, I couldn't resist and tried something new. My first reason of choosing an earthmoving machine model was that I wanted to build it as a cargo for my low loaders. It was also a good relax from trucks and a chance for tryout of new modelling techniques. After scannig the model I resized it and printed in my (1:25) scale. The building started with making of the wheeled chassis. I drawn new wheels with a realistic thread on the tires. I made also few modifications on the operators cab and body parts, also I realized the interior on my own with more details and more realistic look. There are many functioning parts like booms, bucket, stabilizing legs, steering and others. Also I realized piping of the hydraulics, 3D lights and several other details. The model was finished in summer of 2009.

The process of the bulding with more information and pictures you can see on Slovak modelers forum.

Finished model

Here are some exterior pictures of the finished machine:

More photos of the finished excavator on forum!