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Re: Glorbes Customs (Snowspeeder, Page 6)
« Reply #90 on: June 16, 2008, 01:08 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone.  They're much appreciated.

Something a little different, but Lucasfilm related.  While I know that the Indy line from Hasbro may continue long enough to produce one of these, I wanted to go ahead and make one anyway.  Raiders is my favorite movie, but I love Last Crusade too...and I especially love the tank sequence.  Once the figures hit the shelves I knew I wanted to build one.

The basic structure, treads and additional armour plates are made from varying thicknesses of styrene sheet.  Cannons are some plumbing parts, rivets are sliced up action figure accessories (such as tubing and weapons with shaft-like handles), and the added detailes are fabric and odds and ends from the fodder bucket.  The scale is a tad big to allow for figures to stand inside the main body.  Determining proper scale was tricky, so I went with what I thought would look right and provide a certain amount of functionality.

Work-In-Progress:



The final product:




Details:





The top section is removable to allow figures to go inside:


Scale shot:



Action shot:


Let me know what you think, and thanks for looking.

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #91 on: June 16, 2008, 01:53 PM »
 8) Words could not express what coolness this is :o
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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #92 on: June 16, 2008, 06:51 PM »
I'd say holy crap just 'bout covers it.  But if it doesn't maybe hot damn I want one, or you talented SOB.
Jeez thats some fantastic work.
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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #93 on: June 17, 2008, 09:25 AM »
Spot on! That thing is truly amazing.
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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #94 on: June 18, 2008, 08:11 AM »
how did you make all those rivets?

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #95 on: June 18, 2008, 08:13 AM »
Let me guess styreene tube (sliced)

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #96 on: June 18, 2008, 10:30 AM »
Awesome job!

Looks to be in scale to me. Even if it isn't, it certainly works.

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #97 on: June 20, 2008, 10:47 PM »
Solid! That thing looks heavy as !@*%. Outstanding!

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #98 on: June 20, 2008, 11:28 PM »
That tank is very cool.  Another fine piece of work!
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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #99 on: June 21, 2008, 10:12 AM »
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Its actually quite light to lift...most of the interior is hollow.  The rivets are indeed sliced plastic...I used various types of tubing from action figure accessories, as well as weapon handles...basically anything that was a round shaft that could be sliced into tiny discs.

I'm actually in the process of adding further details to the tank...TheRaider.net has amazing screenshots that I discovered after I had posted this vehicle, realizing that I had missed tonnes of detail.  I'll be posting some new images of it very soon.

Thanks again everyone!

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #101 on: June 24, 2008, 12:44 AM »
I'm sure it's not as heavy as a hasbro vehicle would be, it just looks to be indestructible! Awesome!

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #102 on: July 2, 2008, 02:35 AM »
wow, thats a pretty incredible custom to say the least. I am always blown away by your customs. Excellent job as always!

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Re: Glorbes Customs (Last Crusade Tank, p.7)
« Reply #103 on: July 10, 2008, 02:47 PM »
David, Manglord, and Stormtripper-

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Now, Back with another Indiana Jones Vehicle...this time...

Raiders of the Lost Ark Flying Wing


Process:
Since the shape of the Flying Wing is curved in a common tear drop shape that is universal among aircraft, I needed to approach construction in a different way from my usual box-like, modular fashion.  The most obvious (but daunting) solution was to build it the way an actual aircraft is built...by creating a skeletal 'airframe' as a base:





This airframe is made from 060 styrense sheet, to give it rigidity.  The wings were constructed in sections and screwed and glued together to make sure that the base was sturdy and strong.

Next, I made the c0ckpit section:




I designed the c0ckpit to be a separate module, so that I could work out the minimal details and proportions without having to handle the massive frame of the plane itself.

Using 020 thickness styrene sheet (a much thinner, therefore more flexible guage), I began surfacing the Flying Wing by gluing the properly sized and cut sheets to the underframe.  This was mostly done by cursing, and by trial and error  :)



Added the wing tips:


Puttied, sanded, and primed:



This was an insanely involved project.  I really used a lot of bad language while trying to make certain elements work, and I have to say its by far my most complex custom piece to date.  There are a million little things that I'm unsatisfied with, but on the whole I'd have to say I'm pretty happy with the end result...especially since I was pretty much making it up as I was going along.

The finished product:



The wingspan, from tip to tip, is 38" and from stem to stern is about 16."  Its really, really big.  The engines are from an Episode 1 Naboo N1 Fighter, and the propellers are styrene...they can spin freely too!




The landing gear are made from the smallest casters I could find at the hardwar store.  The front wheel has a swivel joint in it, which I thought was a fun addition.




The cockpit has space for a figure, and the gun turret has a removable dome to allow for a gunner to sit back there.  Unfortunately, the figure needs to rest on its knees in order for this to work, but it looks okay when its closed up.





Scale shots:



And some fun ones:



Side comparison with the Last Crusade Tank:



Let mw know what you think, and thanks for looking.


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Re: Glorbes Customs (Raiders Flying Wing, p.7)
« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2008, 06:06 PM »
Wow!  Impressive work!
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