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Who Said Tractors Ain't a Thing of Beauty

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Think it was @Kevin asked to be proved wrong about the lack of aesthetic appeal of agricultural machinery.

MiniArt have just released some pictures of their forthcoming German Agricultural Tractor, D8500 Mod 1938 that might just do that! 
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You pop into the farmhouse for a quick ploughman's lunch and when you come back some bugger's nicked the tyres! 

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Surely you have to agree she's a beauty... Help me out here @Gorby  
Well she gets some love from me ❤️ 

 

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7 minutes ago, Walrus said:

Surely you have to agree she's a beauty.

Be still my beating heart :x

Was it designed by a committee?

I remember  seeing one of these a year or two ago during one of my Goolgising marathons and wondering if there was a kit. 

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now this is the sort of thing manufacturers should be doing........not endless spitfires/me109/panthers/shermans/etc etc

love to see more modern stuff too.....and things like construction machinery....there is very little out there

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3 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

I'm surrounded by construction machinery every damn day believe me thats the last thing I want to build 

I spent time in the RAF..........dislike building aircraft (i shot them down for a living lol)

i worked in the automotive industry for 10 years and love doing cars

currently work in a train manufacturing plant and hate the sight of the bloody things! lol

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15 hours ago, Grunhertz said:

 believe me thats the last thing I want to build 

 

11 hours ago, beowulf said:

hate the sight of the bloody things! 

I live in Cornwall-land and I have a certain empathy with the above.

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19 hours ago, beowulf said:

love to see more modern stuff too

I’ve got a batch of ‘modern-ish’ German (Faun)! Russian, Chinese, and US trucks from Trumpeter, Italeri, AFV Club (all military though).

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20 hours ago, beowulf said:

.and things like construction machinery....there is very little out there

Hasegawa have a couple currently available in 35th scale.

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Cool! Thanks Miggers.
Who would have thought you'd have to spliff up to get a tractor started xD 

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I definitely have a soft spot for tractors.


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I’ve got one of me racing an articulated tractor somewhere but I can only find this at the moment. Never seen one in the UK but someone from further afield will know what it is. Yours truly in about 1982.

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2 hours ago, Miggers said:

Bit of a palava to get the thing going though:

Fantastic. Fancy having to have a shotgun license just so you can start the car 👍🏼

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14 minutes ago, Toolmaker said:

Fantastic. Fancy having to have a shotgun license just so you can start the car 👍🏼

True. I'd be ok. Most farmer's I know have a shotgun cert. JD certainly make some fair tractors. The farm where I shoot has JD's and Fendt's, big ones too .

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It’s not strictly a tractor I’m taking out there, it’s a cotton picker so more akin to a harvester. Great view from up there though.

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27 minutes ago, Toolmaker said:

it’s a cotton picker so more akin to a harvester

Ah I was wondering what it was.
I thought it was a mecha with all the arm cannons and weapons  and legs removed 
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Apologies for the disappearing photos.  :( 
Will try to sort it out later 


Hope this one doesn't go awol.
MiniArt have another version of the tractor 

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Think I might need one 

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1 hour ago, Dr Loopy said:

Yes, no photo :(. Doncha just LURV Teknologie? :rant:

I'm still seeing the pic Loopers. 
I've tried saving then uploading to my host site but it's going crazy so no I don't bleedin well lurve tecknologie 
xD 

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I would sack my photo host if I were you - but the real and significant problem is finding a good one that isn’t Stalkers-R-Us. Flickr is good, but has, much to my extreme annoyance, suddenly got very expensive (in my opinion). As for BotoPhucket, phorgeddit! Do not touch!

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1 minute ago, Walrus said:

I'm still seeing the pic Loopers. 
I've tried saving then uploading to my host site but it's going crazy so no I don't bleedin well lurve tecknologie 
xD 

It may be this :rant: —ing ipad, too, o’ course.

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I've not had problems with the host.  The pictures not showing are those where I've copy pasted the image address in "insert other media" 
The pictures in the OP were from Facebook iirc and that may be the problem. 
I noticed some pics in the F-5 thread in Industry News have also disappeared.  They too were from Farcebook 

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Ah...that will do it EVERY time! Feckb*k’s image urls change or expire with extreme rapidity. Never use a Bacefook  

link! Copy photo, launder it to your hard drive, then upload from there. F***book is pure poison and I have nothing to do with it.

Apologies for the rant :rant: but we are still - seven or eight years on - getting over the bullying of our daughter on said site. There were serious and very unpleasant  consequences. And that’s just the immediately personal reasons. There are myriad others.

:rant: over.

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7 hours ago, Walrus said:

The pictures in the OP were from Facebook iirc and that may be the problem. 

Farcebook won't work as a host as they deliberately splat links to stop people using as a host.

You'd have to copy the pics and put a copy on your usual photo host if you don't want them to disappear.

 

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8 hours ago, Walrus said:

I'm still seeing the pic Loopers. 
I've tried saving then uploading to my host site but it's going crazy so no I don't bleedin well lurve tecknologie 
xD 

I don't got no photo's either, just lots of alpha-numeric gibber jabba.

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