JLiu15

[WIP] Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift

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6 hours ago, Mechbuilds said:

It's amazing how close it is to the real thing.. Are you using a model scaler? 
scaler <--

Thanks! And no I'm not; I'm mostly just following this brochure: https://www.kalmarusa.com/4ae438/globalassets/equipment/forklift-trucks/kalmar-forklifts-1852-ton-capacity/kalmar-dcg180-330-forklift-brochure-en-us.pdf

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Check out mine from few years ago if you need some inspirations...

 

https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/Hyster%2032-12%20Heavy%20Forklift

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32 minutes ago, TheItalianBrick said:

Check out mine from few years ago if you need some inspirations...

 

https://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/Hyster%2032-12%20Heavy%20Forklift

Thanks! I think I’ve seen that before :)

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UPDATE 6/27/20

The entire body is complete now. I just gotta build the cab and add some custom stickers for the rear, and the model's finished.

I know some of you guys might not be a fan of the gaps in the rear part of the body, but I did this on purpose so that it doesn't look like a whole slab of beams or something. The gap in the rear body panel also allows some room for the servo motor's wire, as there is not much space between the motor and the rear body panel. The rear lights were also a little too far in - I wanted to use a single panel to model the area above the rear fenders rather than with a bunch of beams, and while this isn't ideal, the rear still turned out pretty close to the real thing. Despite some of its shortcomings, I am overall pretty satisfied with the bodywork.

I anticipate finishing this MOC by early next week!

Photos:

WIP Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift - 17

 

WIP Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift - 18

 

WIP Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift - 19

 

WIP Kalmar DCG180-330 Heavy Forklift - 20

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UPDATE 6/29/20

The MOC is completed! Thank you @Thirdwigg and @Mechbuilds for supporting me throughout the building process. :classic:

I spent the entire day yesterday working on the cab. I just need to get some custom stickers made for the rear, and then the MOC is ready. Photos and videos should be published later this week, as well as the MOC topic.

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