D9R – ‘Major Overhaul’ Diorama – Stage 2
Ok. Here we go, again,guys. The diorama. It looks complete but it is not. I still have to include the overhead crane, a couple more details, corrugated sidings at both ends with some details, and a welder figure. But so far, things are looking good. What do you think? Lots of photos. I wanted to get all the details, as to get a real feel of the diorama in its entirety.
Now, the idea for this diorama is, the armor version was sold to a private owner, who decides to a major overhaul on it, after being used heavily for a long period of time. The owner is a fan of the original CAT bulldozer and always wanted this version for himself. He made a sweet deal with the army, who had one lying around, dilapidated, due for major heavy repairs. So now, he has decided with the help of a private heavy machinery workshop, to put some life back into this beast. It’s a very costly effort, but if you have the money and a big collector, then it is worth the cash, instead of buying one, which this version, I doubt, is not readily available to civilians.
So that is the back story. Hope it makes since. The Basic version of the D9R bulldozer, does not have the second seat. These were first modified by the Israeli army. Then the U. S. bought a version with small alterations to the exterior.
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