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- A Grave Service - kit-mash build incident for Halloween WIP BLOG Finished

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- A Grave Service - kit-mash build incident for Halloween WIP BLOG Finished
Posted by SprueOne on Friday, October 11, 2013 10:57 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

I want to build something quick for Halloween this year so I dug out these kits. The M113 is an old crusty already built thing and the Vanpire is a new re-release.

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I cut down the lower hull of the M113 and put the Vanpire cab on top as the upper hull. 

This is sort of what it will look like 

 

Mr. Mohinga decided to join us for this WIP build project . . . 

Mr. Mohinga

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

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Posted by Ktkrow on Saturday, October 12, 2013 7:58 AM

Very interesting concept!!!  Looking forward to see it after your mods fit it together.

Ken

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Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:57 AM

Thanks for looking in. 

The bottom hull was too long so I cut another road wheel section out. 

It's shorter and fits under the upper hull cab much better now

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, October 12, 2013 9:59 AM

How cool!  Can't wait to see this one finished!

Eagle90

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Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, October 12, 2013 6:57 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

Thanks for looking in, Eagle90 !

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Current status of the hearse. I cut off one more wheel section to shorten the lower hull. Then flipped it around backwards. I think it fits the upper hull cab well and starting to actually look like something 

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Tags: Halloween , Hearse

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:25 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

Progress continues because I still need to get paint on this little dude. 

I decided to make it a grave digger as well. A hearse/digger vehicle. The digger will be a cable operated shovel mounted in front of a similar design to this one: http://www.hcea.net/Default.aspx?pageId=1493429&id=10109172&dh=184&cppr=3


The parts were cut from the chassis of the Vanpire.

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dry fit assembly of the shovel system. 

The shovel was built from the front seat of the Vanpire kit. Parts and bits were modified and added for the hinges etc

The pulley for shovel articulation was made from one of the wheels of the casket trailer

I'm stoked the way this worked out. 
This part was chucked into my drill driver and turned with a small round file to get that round channel for the cable (following pictures)

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Thanks for looking 

 

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks like you and your faithful assistant Mr. Mohinga have quite a bit of ingenuity cooking here. Looking forward to following your progress.

Greg

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:26 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

yup, he always likes helping... 

Current configuration:

sprueone

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Tags: Halloween , Hearse

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:43 PM

At the moment, it looks sort of like a Steampunk version of the SHADO Mobile from Gerry Anderson's UFO series.

Greg

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 8:55 PM

yeah, it sort of does

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Posted by 40.mm on Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:46 AM

Watching with extreme interest  !!

                                                                                    The Original

                                                                      Mike Oscar Juliet Oscar

                                                                                  Outcast !

                                                    End Transmission-Semper Fi !

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:49 AM

That's awesome, looking forward to seeing how she comes out!

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Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:19 PM

40.mm, Gamera, Thanks for looking in 

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 20, 2013 4:36 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

Now the tracks are too long so I cut 19 links out.

Then used the stapler method .

 

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All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Tags: tracks

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, October 21, 2013 5:41 PM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

A quick and dirty dash board - front seat controls area. Some of it is from the M113 kit and some is scratch built.

 

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All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Tags: interior

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:43 AM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

The Hearse Digger build is done.  

 

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Now for some color Hmm 

 

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 All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

Tags: Hearse

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by Subnut on Monday, October 28, 2013 8:32 AM

Fun build! Nicely done.

Really useful tool for swamp burials!

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 28, 2013 8:41 AM

That's awesome- when they bury me I want to be carried to my final resting place on a real life hearse just like that!!!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, October 28, 2013 8:37 PM

wow, I'm honored. A sort of macabre request but I'm sincerely flattered by the compliment Big Smile

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 5:22 AM

Sprue!  That is truly unique!  This is one great and fun build you have going on!  So will the completion date be 31 Oct!!!

Eagle90

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:19 AM

Well, I am hoping it will be some years yet before I kick off...Wink

Dead

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:50 AM

Heya Edward! Good job!! Like I was sayin at the "other place" you should go with high gloss camouflage!! Big Smile

Good seeing you. Didn't know you were here too.

 

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Posted by JimNTENN on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:45 PM

That's a really cool idea. And it looks like it's coming along great. Gonna keep an eye on your progress.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:00 PM

Happy Halloween!  Unpleasant dreams......

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Ktkrow on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 4:25 PM

@Sprue - I'm envisioning a trailer being pulled full of body parts. Inspiring work,

@Chuck - nice pumpkins!!!!!

Ken

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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:51 PM

Thanks for your compliment everyone! 

Subnut - interesting idea for a diorama setting perhaps Idea

Eagle90 - "So will the completion date be 31 Oct!!!" - Yes, that's the goal.

Gamera - We hope plenty of models pass under your blade before you kick, Brother Wink

mustang1989 - yeah I'm here too. Glad you found it. I went with gloss black that will be weathered subtly 

JimNTENN - Thank you and thanks for dropping in

"Happy Halloween!  Unpleasant dreams……" and to you too, Cadet Chuck Big Smile awesome picture

Ktkrow - "I'm envisioning a trailer being pulled full of body parts. . ." - Good idea, that may come later. For now the kit supplied 'wooden' casket is in the back. 

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:31 PM

Gloss black fits pretty good for something like that. Will be watching the progress.

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:13 AM

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

Finished 

 

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Happy Halloween (Samhain) and thanks for looking 

 

All the images for this build are here until I get this properly sorted: http://imgur.com/a/20wIo

 

Clown 

Tags: Halloween , Hearse

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:46 AM

Wow, that's fantastic! Love the coffin and the drapes. Only way it could be cooler is if Elvira were driving!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, November 01, 2013 1:46 AM

  

nice work. good job of creating and executing (grone) . the job is "dead "on and has more than a ghost of a chance of  becoming a classic. 

Sure came out looking weird and possible, in some part of the world. 

Steve

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