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Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat

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Waterworld Hellfire Gunboat
Posted by ANZAC Plastic on Thursday, February 24, 2022 5:56 AM

Waterworlds Hellfire Gunboat 1/35

I fell in love with his beast as soon as I seen it and pondered for many years about making it, I bit the bullet over 2 years ago and began construction with only a dozen or so screen grabs from the movie to work with
The quad 50 was sourced from an Academy M35A1 Gun Truck kit , unable to find the right model Peterbuilt in 1/35 or 32 I  bought a die cast toy truck from Wish and hacked into it with the dremel
The barge was scratch built with Evergreen sheeting and odds and sods.
Unable to find suitable Pelican cases for the truck tray I stuck 2 together end on end and made a mold and cast 6 of them, all the tyres on the paddle wheel were also cast in resin from silicon molds I made
The base water effect is the good old tollet paper and PVA glue method and just came out great for a first effort , the whole model was first sprayed by rattle can in Dulux Rust Effect which has a great texture , I made my own washes from thinned down paints and every type of rust colour including MIG , Lifecolour and Tamiya paints, most of the the colours were hand mixed
The model took well over a year and a half to complete in my spare time , icluding being packed up and moved house and sat on the bench for months getting stared at while waiting for my mowjoe to come back but I was happy how it came out 
I have even had an offer by the Waterworld show in Hollywood to buy the model , I dont think I could part with it and its so delicate it would be hard to get to Hollywood in one piece from Australa
If you would like to see the build log then follow the older posts back from my modelling blog 

Hellfire Gunboat

Hellfire Gunboat 2

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Hellfire Gunboat 3

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:21 AM

Extremely well done! Great work!

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:56 AM

That is fantastic!  One of my favorite parts of the movie.  Really well done - you have some serious skills there friend!

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:03 AM

That is so cool; amazing work. Thanks for sharing it. Toast

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:13 AM

Stunningly incredible work!  The weathering effects are awe inspiring.  You should write up an article about your techniques for one of the modeling magazines/sites.

TJS

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, February 24, 2022 7:38 PM

Really good work there.  Now, can you make the catamaran too?

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Posted by ANZAC Plastic on Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:50 PM

Thanks for the comments

ikar01

Really good work there.  Now, can you make the catamaran too?



The catarmaran would be very tricky , I need to finish a few more things on my list first
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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 25, 2022 8:46 AM

Oh WOW!!! Beautiful work with the modifications and the weathering looks spot on!

Just friggin' awesome!!! YesYesYes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Friday, February 25, 2022 9:50 PM

That's a true labor of love.  A magnificent piece! 

On The Bench:

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 4:38 AM

amazing!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 11:54 PM

Wow, amazing. I don't remember much about this movie, I last saw it maybe 15 years ago.

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Posted by lurch on Saturday, March 5, 2022 9:05 PM

Thats fantastic. I like it very much.

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Posted by knox on Sunday, March 6, 2022 1:33 PM

Fantastick work.  

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