Kemper Champion 4500 [1/32]
The scale model manufacturers are, these last years, intensified their production and today we have a wide range of forage harvester in 1/32 scale. Unfortunately it doesn’t exist the most popular 6 rows header; the Kemper Champion 4500.
I want to make a header that can fit on many forage harvester, to be the most realist it would be a red machine (yellow version is for the John Deere forage harvester).
Because of the complexity of many parts and their redundancy, I will use the resin casting method.
So I made pieces to create silicon casting forms for these parts:
|-Big drums||-Big drums’s knifes||-Little drums|
|-Lateral helicoil||-External divider||-Internal divider|
|-Lateral helicoil driving housing||-Feeding drums||-Feeding drums driving housing|
Unfortunately I didn’t take photo during the building but here is a preview just before painting.
You can see that the hoods are made in styrene. The Kemper is foldable with 2 hydraulic cylinders. They are not in the same position than the real machine but I don’t have any space to put it. However they are essential to maintain the kemper in fold position.
I like the result, the header fits on most of my forage harvester; I’m going to paint it now!
And here is the final result.
It’s good but I’m not enjoying it, the model is coarse and some details is missing. I will restart many parts.
Here is the new version: 54 new pieces cast in resin, the rest will be made in styrene.
This is the mounted baby, painting remains.
And here is the machine in is pretty red dress.
This time, I’m happy from the result and because most of parts are in resin, I purpose to you to sold them as a kit. Like that, you will be able to build a Kemper too. If you want more information, please go to the page about the kit Kemper Champion 4500.
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See you soon !
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