Here is my new weekend project, a Grove Rough Terrain crane. The RT745 was built 1989ish-1996 (someone may need to correct me on these years. The ones I have seen on heavy equipment auctions are between these dates.) I think the two axle rough terrain crane is a ubiquitous vehicle on the construction site. Along with the larger crawler crane, it seems every highway or DOT project has one. Kibri produces a ton of crane kits, but many reflect European prototypes. Grove or Manitowoc cranes, larger US manufacturers, aren't really available in HO. This model would be a good load on a flatcar, like the DODX flat (a bit of product placement here). The military uses the similar RT875. The 875 is painted in a NATO camo scheme. The 745 are often seen in yellow, but some are painted in other colors too. I have the wheels and chassis pretty much done. The rotating superstructure/counterweight/cab assembly is close to being done too. I still need to make the jib and the cable spools. I want to have positionable outriggers, so I will make those as separate parts.