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Caterpillar thirty swamp edition weathered Crawler

This Caterpillar Thirty Swamp Edition model crawler came to me as a standard Thirty by a repeat customer in California. I was given precise measurements to design the wide "swamp" tracks, a canopy and a rear PTO powered belt pulley to 3D print for the model. The original gray color was stripped clean and the rust base as well as Caterpillar Yellow topcoat was applied. This is one of the first models that I've created using a solution based chipping method rather than my usual salt method. It seems to allow more precise chipping of the top coat with more realism. This is also the first model I've made with my 3.0 Felix Robotics printer upgrade. While not a custom print shop quality printer it is darn close. 

 

 

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