Author Topic: Desert-Use Scopedog (1/20)  (Read 18944 times)

November 16, 2008, 10:10:23 AM
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FichtenFoo

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Yeah, I admit it fully... I've been very... unreliable lately as far as bringing projects to completion. What happens is that I get sidetracked by a project, video game, or a lack of materials to complete it, put it aside, then plan to come back to it later. And I really will get back to them! Really!

So here's another new project, but this one I feel will be completed. It's a 1/20 Desert-use Scopedog. I found a pic on 2chan and made some modifications similar to it to make an open cockpit version as well as inspiration from the "Earlydog. See refs below:



Here's my pics of the progress so far... info can be found by clicking the link:
http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-scopedog.htm







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November 16, 2008, 10:41:43 AM
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Interesting, I really like the Early Dog artwork, especially the fact that it's boxier than the SD. Are you going for that look?

The brass parts look great!

November 16, 2008, 06:32:34 PM
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The brass basket and the open cockpit gave the unit a "tank" feel, it reminds me of the Puma or the Leichterpanzerspahwagen.
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November 16, 2008, 08:15:04 PM
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wow! this got my full attention, and a nice twist to the design.... (a nice reference for my SD build in the future)
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November 17, 2008, 09:30:46 AM
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I love this. Your designs lately are getting down-right amazing.

Any chance we can get a tutorial on how you bend styrene tubes so perfectly symetrical?
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November 17, 2008, 04:52:11 PM
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Thanks guys! Like I said, it's not totally my design, but based on those images I posted. It's a fun project though and I'm having a good time doing the mods and detailing. In the manual there's a lot of weld lines where the different sheets of metal would meet. I figured the best way to make all those on the corners would be to use a modified soldering iron. I'll post pics of that with my next update, but it involves a replacement tip and a dremmel.

Ez: I I'm actually just doing mostly what you already see there. I'll be adding more detail and armor plating, but that should be it. Oh, I already scratchbuilt the panzerfaust bazooka so need to photo that as it's got some tricky heat-forming to styrene tube to flair out the back of the main tube. :wacko:

chaos: first off, I don't bend tubes!  :lol: They tend to collapse instead of bend so I use solid rod. The thicker rod actually is easier to heat and bend over a candle. I just roll the rod over the heat then when the part I want to bend starts to get pliable, I set it flat on my work surface and bend. For the matching angle I do another piece, form it the same way getting as close to the first as possible then when it starts to "set-up" I place it on top of the first and eye-ball the angle. Nothing special there. I've found that using aluminum tubing to connect the parts is  easier than trying to do 2 bends in one piece. Hence the look you see there.

November 17, 2008, 06:02:27 PM
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Damnit!!! You stole my idea for my next SD :angry:

I was actually going to try a two seat version I saw somewhere online.
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November 17, 2008, 07:02:52 PM
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Hahaha! Was it this?



(not a dog, but part of my reference for this build)
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November 18, 2008, 06:26:44 PM
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No, it's a variant of the SD. I was looking at the different variants of the SD a few months ago and came across this-

http://www.mahq.net/mecha/votoms/merowlink/cabrioletdog.htm

I've only been able to find the one pic. Almost like what you are doing, except two seats.
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November 18, 2008, 08:09:07 PM
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Love the fat rods in the roll-cage, the bulkier the better.  I'm interested to see what you're going to do with the feet, are you going to put those HUGE wheels there?

Duel of the dogs??  :lol:

November 19, 2008, 05:31:44 AM
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Interesting... so that's what that design I'm basing mine off of is based on. So in reality, it's an official design. Nice.

I had considered a dual seater too, but with mine having a seat for a "little person" in the back. A sort of "Master Blaster" type feel.

Leaving the feet alone. Was thinking about doing different wheels, but decided to save myself the trouble.

November 20, 2008, 06:58:16 AM
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i have a request to you fichtenmeyer can you make a snow effect in your model scopedog just an advice to you  :sick: :sick:
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November 20, 2008, 07:29:47 AM
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Yes, cause it snows so much in the desert...

November 20, 2008, 08:17:11 AM
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November 20, 2008, 09:07:05 AM
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hehehe...  :lol: That is so funny...  :lol:
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November 21, 2008, 02:31:09 AM
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November 21, 2008, 02:58:39 AM
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I can't wait to see next progress. I already love it.
Rollbars system is a great customization. I like also back part and arm shield!
I espect another piece of work...as usual... :D
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November 22, 2008, 10:21:13 AM
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Luca: Thanks!

Here's the latest including some scratchbuilt stowage (bucket and water tank):

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-scopedog.htm

November 22, 2008, 08:48:37 PM
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Regarding soldering iron, there are more sophisticated models with temperature control for the finer work on PCB's.  I don't know what temperature you need for the wielding purpose and whether it's covered by those models, but it might be worth a look and save some time.  ;)

November 24, 2008, 03:57:50 PM
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Yeah, but I try to use what I have when I can. Although for someone looking for a new one, that's probably the better choice. ^_^

Latest: Read here: http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-scopedog.htm





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