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Postby mortiferum » Mon May 18, 2009 6:27 pm

A few update photos, I pondered on making the various weapons interchangeable but decided against it eventually.

I opted to build weapons of my own design from scratch that I can use in game as 'counts as' any of the varients.

Heres the turret...

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and with it assembled on the tank...

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Still the sponsons to do and I will try and make these magnetic / interchangable.
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Postby killmaimburn » Mon May 18, 2009 6:39 pm

Tries not to do a jar jar binks impersonationof gobsmacked awe (and only just succeeds)
Darn fine scratch build.. I still don't have the patience skill, tools or time (fortunatly Mr6 does)
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Postby timewizard » Mon May 18, 2009 7:45 pm

Incredible scratch build job morty!
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Postby conscriptboris » Mon May 18, 2009 7:57 pm

good stuff mate, u doing sponsons?

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Postby timewizard » Mon May 18, 2009 8:55 pm

conscriptboris wrote:good stuff mate, u doing sponsons? Elvis


Umm, Elvis, you did notice the last line?

mortiferum wrote: Still the sponsons to do and I will try and make these magnetic / interchangable.


Just trying to help out!
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Postby mortiferum » Sat May 23, 2009 10:51 am

So I made another Leman Russ, the first one was a little lonely...

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Having made two thought I should add a third...

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I've still those sponsons to do...
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Postby killmaimburn » Sat May 23, 2009 11:07 am

I do like those weapons- for the 4 th tank show some wip of how you put them together ...pretty please :)
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Postby mattjgilbert » Sat May 23, 2009 6:17 pm

Once the tank company is finished, you can build a Capital Imperialis to transport them all in :D
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Postby conscriptboris » Sat May 23, 2009 9:02 pm

timewizard wrote:
conscriptboris wrote:good stuff mate, u doing sponsons? Elvis


Umm, Elvis, you did notice the last line?

mortiferum wrote: Still the sponsons to do and I will try and make these magnetic / interchangable.


Just trying to help out!
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Yep, thanks for that TW :P

I like the idea of WIP pics!

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Postby mortiferum » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:11 am

Got a couple of scratchbuilds going on simutaneously at the moment.

Up first is the interchangable (hopefully) Chmera / Hellhound Chasis, its still a work in progress.

I'm not convined on the guitar wire feed into the turret - I may well get rid of that - any suugestions / comments appreciated.

Still needs some tracks and application of magnets for the Hellhound / Wolf / Dog to Chimera transformation.

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Postby mortiferum » Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:21 am

Heres a few photos of the early stages (after 4 - 6 hours) of my other current scratchbuild.

So far, its been a fairly easy build, with the exception of the rear fusilage section - need to work out a simplier way to construct it so that its symmetrical when viewed from the rear - its a little 'wonky' right now :oops:

Anyone with a Thuderbolt model able to confirm the angle of the wing tips?

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Postby General_Lee » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:34 am

great build morty! are you going to add more depth to the wings?
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Postby mortiferum » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:34 pm

General_Lee wrote:great build morty! are you going to add more depth to the wings?


I'll add in the panelling / detailing, that only will double the depth. In fact heres a few update photos.

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This took ages to do, mainly due to me searching for some free scale drawing packages so I could create my own templates with a little more accuracy, rather than my previous - trial and error approach.

Eventually, it turned out I already had software (Powerpoint) that could do the job all along anyway - perhaps not the best software for scale drawings but it works for now.

(Off - topic - anyone know how to measure / draw angles within Powerpoint?)
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Postby Spack » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:24 pm

If you need reference photos give me a shout, I've got a few of the Tbolt in my gallery already but I can post more if you want.
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Postby mortiferum » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:47 pm

Spack wrote:If you need reference photos give me a shout, I've got a few of the Tbolt in my gallery already but I can post more if you want.


Thanks Dan...if its not too much trouble I would appreciate the following reference shots: a head on, rear view and an underside shot. If you could include a ruler within the photo it would be greatly appreciated.

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