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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:02 PM

Okay here's the shark componet. It's a plastic toy shark, I didn't feel like paying extra for the model kit. I hope it's okay Steve. I'll be making a number of modifications and adding kit parts to it.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:51 PM

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/0Xee2w

One of the few things I liked about the movie!

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Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:28 PM

The top view of the veltro wing tells me the DC-3 lives on even further in the future.

Might think about the old blimp/sparrowhawk system to hang it from.  Was a simple hook and bar setup referred to as a trapeze.

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:54 AM

GH, I need to come up with a plausible arrangement where the Veltro’s hook stows completely when in flight, yet minimizes the chances of the pilot getting decapitated when recovering to the mothership.  The comic does not clearly show the hook, and I know it needs to be fairly long so the stabilizers don’t foul the launch arm upon release.

Is the wing planform from a future past?  Or a past future?  Oh my head hurts.  I need to lie down.  Been a long day.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 11:36 AM

Real G: Haven't seen it but that Robo-shark is awesome!!!

 

Keep fiddling with the deployment system, I'm sure something will come to you!  

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:31 PM

Gamera, the robo-shark was from the movie “James and the Giant Peach”.  The shark had a mouth that was basically a tunnel ringed with rows of counterrotating teeth!  Too cool.  IIRC, it also belched diesel smoke.

Will continue working out the details for the “skyhook” on the Veltro.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:49 AM

Sure it's alright Big Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:24 AM

Steve: Awesome! Thank you sir!!! 

Real G: Oh sorry, when I said I hadn't seen it I meant 'James and the Giant Peach'. That robo-shark is all kinds of cool though. Love the counterrotating teeth and diesel smoke- that's steampunk if anything is steampunk! 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 7:08 PM

The Space Battleship Missouri is done.

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:36 PM

Modelcrazy, your space battleship looks great.

Sorry I haven't posted many updates on my build lately.  Unfortunately, in addition to everything else going on right now, I had also managed to squish one of my fingers in a fire door at work.

It's getting better now though, so I have been able to make a little progress, though some of that "progress" has actually been going back and trying to modify/change some stuff I had already done.

Anyway, here are two quick pictures of my build right now.  Once I finish up cleaning up a few things here and adding the headlights, and a couple other small items, I think that I will go ahead and start playing around with painting the upper body, before I add the chassis, wheels and such.

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:35 PM

Love the turret Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:46 AM

Steve: Oh WOW!!! That is incredible- love her!!! Heart

The red, black, and copper looks awesome, and the ship is just a really cool idea and design! 

 

Pat: Ouch, glad your finger is better now. The armoured car looks pretty dang cool! 

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, March 29, 2020 7:01 PM

Hi,

My build is beginning to finally start coming together.  I have most the undercarriage done too, but I'm going to leave it off till I finish up painting the top half.  I'm going to try and spray paint some form of camoflage (though I've never been that good at spray painting).  

Pat

PS.  I'm also still working on the barrel.

http://www.mnvdet.com/Other/Misc/20200329_194425.jpg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:15 PM

That's going to be very cool Pat.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 30, 2020 7:37 AM

Looks really good Pat, I love the giant ray gun! 

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:00 AM

Hi,

I was able to make some progress this week.  I still want to play around with camoflaging the model and maybe adding some accessories (like a temporary snow tread around the rear axles), but overall its finally begun to take shape.

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:46 PM

Looking cool Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, April 13, 2020 11:21 AM

That does look good Pat- again the giant ray gun looks so cool! 

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Posted by Aaronw on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:26 PM

I'm hoping to finally get started here. I've decided to go with a steam tank, very loosely based on the Vickers Medium of the 1930s. I found a paper model of the tank I had saved on my harddrive several years ago with the intent of scratchbuilding one from plastic. This provides me with something rough to start with as well as a warm up to possibly going forward with that project later.

 

Vickers Medium Mk II

 

As link type tracks are an early 20th century invention I'll probably go with wheels, but there are a number of interesting wheel variations that tried to provide a continuous track foot print that I may play with. 

 

There is a local place with some restored steam equipment that I think may also provide some inspiration.

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:28 AM

Awsome Aaron, looking forward to see what your mind comes up with.

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Posted by PFJN on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:51 PM

Hi,

Can't wait to see more of Aaron's steam tank.  Meanwhile, I kind of messed up my planned paint job for my build.  I wanted to give spray painting a pattern a try, but my initial plan didn't quite work.  As such, I went back and tried something different to cover it up, which honestly to me looks a bit odd, but it i growing on me.  Anyway, I just have to add a few additional details and then try decaling and weather it.

Pat

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 4:11 PM

That is an intresting paint job

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:40 AM

Ohhhhh Pat, that's cool!!! Reminds me of the Peptocopter!!! 

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:20 PM

Gamera

Ohhhhh Pat, that's cool!!! Reminds me of the Peptocopter!!! 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, April 16, 2020 1:06 PM

For some reason, don't ask me why, it reminds me of the Mystery Van.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 17, 2020 9:10 AM

modelcrazy

For some reason, don't ask me why, it reminds me of the Mystery Van.

 

Yeah kinda that too!!! 

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 8:14 PM

Hi,

Sorry its taken me so long to finish this kit up.  And technically I guess it isn't really 100% finished because I still want to add some makeshift tracks for the back wheels (like shown below), and maybe even a yellow or orange "bolt" for the main gun, but for now its kind of done.

Tracks

When I originally messed up my intended "spray paint" idea I tried to come up with something alternate using brushes, but wasn't sure that I was 100% happy with how it looked.  As such I set it aside for a little while.  Recently though I bought some new paints and washes and tools, so I decided to use this build as a test bed for trying out different techniques.  In the end I kind of over did alot on the kit because sometimes I would add a new coat trying something different over an existing try at something else.  But in the end I had fun and it gave me a chance to try some different ideas.

Since the model ended up looking both kind of sooty and extremely muddy I decided to make up some sort of back story for it.  

So basically this build represents a "Taranis" Mk II Light Interdiction Vehicle of the 7th Independent Lancer Battalion as she looked during the "Battle of the Flaming Swamps" in the Autumn of 1937.

I chose the name "Taranis" becuas eacoording to Wikipedia he was a Celtic God of Lighning, which seemed like a suitable name for a vehicle armed with some sort of "bolt throwing Death Ray".

I call it a Light Interdiction Vehicle since it kind of seems like a fast vehicle that could be used to counter enemy armored thrusts (kind of like some sort of proto-tank destroyer, or something like that).  And I chose the setting of a "Flaming Swamp" since it turned out both a bit sooty and very muddy looking, and I figured that maybe firing a "high energy bolt like weapon" in an area with an abundance of "swamp gas" might give you the potential both alot of soot and alot of muck.

I also figure a "Lancer" might sound reasonable for a (motorized) cavalry type unit with vehicles that fire "lance"-like bolts, and I chose 7 in Roman numerals since I had the decals, but only for two number 7's and two number 8's, since I could easily cut off one "I" to make a Roman numeral 8 into a Roman numeral 7.

Anyway, I had fun messing around with the kit and trying different things.

Pat

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PS. I just realized that some of the images are a bit fuzzy so I will try and repost better ones tomorrow.

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 9:08 PM

Hi,

Hopefully these images might be a little less fuzzy.

Pat

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 7:10 AM

That's cool looking Pat and I like the history. I think it's fun to kitbash something together, try new techniques and generally have fun with using my imagination and spare parts box.

Whch picture do you want on the wall?

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 11:26 AM

I think that looks cool Pat! Very cool idea and you did a fantastic job bringing it to life. 

I still haven't done anymore work on my shark. Just seems something going on all the time that keeps me from it. I want to get two tanks done I've working on, then the Comet tank for Bish's British Army GB, and then the Zero for my GB and hopefully, hopefully I'll be able to get back to SPACESHARK. 

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