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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Scorpion HMMWV (WIP)
Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:37 PM

About two months ago I started working on an Academy M1025 1:35 kit.I planned to make it into a semi post Apocalyptic vehicle with a roll cage but my endeauvre came to a schreeching halt when I saw that all the things I wanted to add on my vehicle had one major flaw......There wasnt enough room.

 

So......after a few swear words and a whole lot of facepalming I saw a solution.....add another set of wheels.I got myself a second M1025 kit and started chopping and bashing the two kits together.

 

 Scorpion by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0117 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0127 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180512-WA0011 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:43 PM

The first scratch building I started was on the "pincers" and the "stinger" of the scorpion.

I constructed a spare wheel swingbar for the rear with an attached gun mount for the M60.

I also joined the two 50 cal's together scratchbuilding custom parts here and there.

 

 DSC_0119 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0118 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0122 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0125 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:50 PM

The inside of the kit was very basic....and the doors on the inside was really very basic.I replaced the windows with mesh to give it a more Mad Max feel and filled up some panneling on the inside.I primed everything with Tamiya Extra fine white primer and started to place the parts together.I finally had enough spacxe for my idea and started to construct a roll cage from copper rod soldered together.

 DSC_0131 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0128 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 DSC_0132 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:59 PM

While still constructing the rollcage I sprayed the seperate parts with Tamiya Dark Yellow.

On the roll cage I added a synthetic material used in wedding dresses etc that resembles a honeycomb grid which would be my mesh grid for another spare wheel to lie on and also add some protection from zombies/mutants/scavengers/politicians.I started detail painting some of the parts and scratch buildt car mats for the floor of the vehicle.I also added a Cargo net baggage catcher in the back of the vehicle.

 IMG-20180515-WA0084 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180515-WA0082 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180515-WA0088 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:06 PM

Seeing that Milla Jovovich probably found this thing somewhere abandoned.....it obviously had to be weathered.I started stage 1 of the weathering process by adding rust in strategic places using a sponge and Tamiya red brown.I also weathered the wheels and tires using an oil wash 50/50 mix of ochre and burnt sienna.

 20180516_073359 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:12 PM

Next up was Cargo.I got a few water bottle and beer bottle sets from Meng and scratchbuilt a couple of crates,boxes,tarp etc to add as the survivalists scavenged supplies.

 IMG-20180517-WA0024 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180516-WA0166 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180517-WA0072 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:13 PM

more updates to follow on my progress in near future

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:23 PM

Looking good and a great idea.  One issue with the weathering though, a HMMWV doesn't really rust.  The hood, doors, and top are all fiberglass.  The rest of the body is aluminum.  The frame and some smaller fittings are steel, but not a lot.  With heavy wear, the paint will rub down to aluminum.  This can be heavy in the bed and flat areas above the wheels, in the door openings, and on the inner floor sections.

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:36 PM

HeavyArty

Looking good and a great idea.  One issue with the weathering though, a HMMWV doesn't really rust.  The hood, doors, and top are all fiberglass.  The rest of the body is aluminum.  The frame and some smaller fittings are steel, but not a lot.  

 

Thx HeavyArty....It was one of my first problems I encountered when starting out....so I thought to myself.....how can I rust it then.The solution....place it in a What if section where an evil maniacal global organisation like Umbrella Corporation  decided to fabricate a armored steel version to test their Nemesis project against.........Stick out tongue

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:42 PM

That's cool! I didn't know that the M2 has alternate feed. Looked it up and sure enough.

 

 

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 4:45 PM

jip.......although.....i DID forget to switch the cocking handle over to the left side on the left one.....haha

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:53 PM

Oh wow, love that. A dually makes a lot of sense and looks cool too! Great job with the conversion and all the extra added details.

And thanks Gino for the head's up, still the rust looks fantastic even if it shouldn't be there.

 

PS: And it's nice to know I'm not the only person that ends up spraying paint all over my fingers.

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Posted by ItWasForetold on Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:19 PM
As the owner of an hmmwv, this is awesome! I just finished an italeri build as well, but you’re creativity is great! Excellent job... though I have to +1 the rust looking odd. Still, since she’s already a custom, why the hell not be real custom!
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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 17, 2018 11:19 PM

Gamera

Oh wow, love that. A dually makes a lot of sense and looks cool too! Great job with the conversion and all the extra added details.

And thanks Gino for the head's up, still the rust looks fantastic even if it shouldn't be there.

 

PS: And it's nice to know I'm not the only person that ends up spraying paint all over my fingers.

'Hey Cliff, you building another Sherman?'

'Well yeah, how did you know!?!'

'Your fingernails are olive drab again...'

 

 

HAHA Thx......I call it Modellers Tattoos.

 

In regards to the Humvee.....its a very aggresive looking vehicle....and one of the major flaws I would think is the fact that it has the armor capabilities of a soda can.The bold stance and gaz guzzling engine is very intimidating but it would have been more practical armored from the start in my opinion.....although maybe not practical,I am sure some vets may agree.

This is why I decided to place this project in a movie themed setting where anything is possible.....light weight armored steel ...hell yeah.....zombie killing smart bullets....hell yeah......

 

Anyone know if a six wheel Military version was ever created?I only found six wheel versions in civillian customs (and in Grand theft auto lol)

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 18, 2018 12:16 AM

Aluminum does oxidize, especially in the harsh enviroment of Arrakis  - and exposure to the spice Melange has tinged it red....

Sorry, wrong theme...lol

Cool build - will be watching

Thanks,

John

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Posted by SafferScale on Friday, May 18, 2018 1:31 AM

The Spice IS Life....haha.....luv Dune

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:09 PM

UPDATE

I added a second layer to my rust effects using a burnt Sienna oil wash and adding some streaking here and there.The crates was also painted and I added some leftover decals to them.

 IMG-20180519-WA0086 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 IMG-20180519-WA0084 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, May 25, 2018 11:26 AM

Don't know how accurate your results there are but they look fantastic! Yes

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Posted by SafferScale on Monday, June 11, 2018 1:47 AM

finished the display base and added more stowage

 

 20180611_082041 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 11, 2018 11:43 AM

Nice work there on the base. Perfect setting for her. 

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Posted by SafferScale on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:05 AM

dirtied the windows and attached to base

 20180612_124520 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:33 AM

ItWasForetold
As the owner of an hmmwv, this is awesome! I just finished an italeri build as well, but you’re creativity is great! Excellent job... though I have to +1 the rust looking odd. Still, since she’s already a custom, why the hell not be real custom!

Hi,

You can always just claim that its actually dried Zombie blood instead Indifferent

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