Friday, June 30, 2017

Ideal No. I-4902 Army Bulldozer Re-issue

Looks like we've got a series within a series goin' on here. Fortunately for people wanting to put together a diorama, repos (or re-issues, or re-pops, whatever you want to call them) are still available for the Ideal Bulldozer. It occured to me that you don't necessarily have to build a rather tame road construction scene. The U.S. Naval Construction Battalion's (aka the Seebees) saw a lot of action and put themselves in harm's way building and re-building airfields in the Pacific Theater of War during WWII and this bulldozer would make a nice starting point for a diorama of that type. My repo came with the recast driver originally found on these AND a more suitable military style driver which you'll see in the photos towards the end. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

A comparison shot of the repo and original dozers.

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