by Peter JANKOVIC
Liebherr L586 2plus2 wheeled loader
My second building machine I started to make as a test-builder for my Czech friend, Tomas Moravek. I helped him with design and editing some details as well as making the release-version. The model is now avaible for free download on PaperModeler.sk forum!
When Tomas Moravek begun with a
project of this low loader with plan to release model for public, I
promised him a test-build before the release. I started this project in February of 2009, when I still worked on CASE excavator. First I made
the frames and wheels. Cutting the tire-tread from 2 mm thick
cardboard was a bit "hardcore" but it gives for the wheels a nice
and realistic look. I continued with axles, booms, bucket and body
elements with smaller improvements in the design. Also I edited
the interior of the cab and made a new, more detailed engine.
After finishing on other parts I sprayed them with synthetic
paints. During final assembly I added other details, labels,
decals and hoses. I finished the loader in January, 2011 when the
model was also released for free download (read below).
For more pictures and more detailed building process click on PaperModelers.sk forum!
Wheel loader as a cargo on a combination of Mercedes Actros heavy-duty tractor and modular low loader Scheuerle InterCombi:
And pictures of the "brothers" after modeller contest in Banska Bystrica: the bigger one (scale 1:25) is mine and the smaller (scale 1:50) made by Martin Potančok:
As I mentioned, the papercraft model kit of this wheel loader and some additional equipments are free for download on PaperModelers.sk forum. So if you want to build it, you only have to print the pages from pdf files. You can also present your building on our forum!