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Liebherr R9800 Mining Excavator - By Timo Bachhuber

These photos are of Timo Bachhuber's latest scratchbuilt masterpiece in 1:87 scale, a Liebherr R9800 mining excavator. The model is completely scratchbuilt from around 2800 parts of styrene and needed almost 2 years to complete. There are also some photo etched parts and some made of resin (crawler tracks). The model represents the first R9800 ever built by Liebherr for the Burton Coal mine from Thiess in Australia. The original machine weights 800 metric tons and has a bucket capacity of 45m³. The photos were made on a sunny day in a limestone quarry in Bavaria, Germany. More pictures can be found on Timo's home page

Posted October 25, 2014