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amessier

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Van Ship
« on: May 30, 2007, 08:54:06 AM »
My plan is to make a Van Ship from Last Exile. Maybe not the main van ship but another of similar design.
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=0

That’s about as far as I have gotten with progress.  I need to pick up a cheat airplane kit this weekend for a fuselage and some tires from a car kit maybe…  All I have are gundam kits so this should be a fun to play around with other types of kits and experiment.

I will add more pics once I have some material.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2007, 08:55:38 AM by amessier »

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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 01:54:36 AM »
Awwwwww....  :love:
That is Sooooooo Cool!
I just love the "thirties racer" style, and a triwheel makes it look like a Messerschmit "bubble car". Build it!!!!  Build it!!!

Perhaps a Ju 52 fuselage for the "corrugated" look?

Clive.

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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 04:57:55 AM »
I am still waiting for car model to come in that I am going to use as a base. 

41' Mercury Coupe 
http://carnut.com/cgi-bin/_image.pl?/show/00/okc/nat125.jpg

I think the basic body structure will work out great for a fuselage after I remove some of the width by cutting a wedge out.  Then when I put the two peices together I hope to have the back end slightly less in width then the front. So I get more of a teardrop shape then a blocky locomotive for my vanship.




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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 05:23:58 AM »
There is actually a very nice garage kit of Klaus's vanship out there.  I have a paper model of it that came in one of the DVDs.  There are also some 1/10 scale figs available.  I have two of those if you're interested.


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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 11:54:57 AM »
FilmMkr: Thanks for the offer but I will have to pass. Atleast for now seeing as I want to try to scratchbuild this.

But if anyone has 2 1/25 scale pilots or people sitting I would be willing to buy them off you.
 


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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 07:33:07 PM »

But if anyone has 2 1/25 scale pilots or people sitting I would be willing to buy them off you.

The 1990s AMT and Monogram Indycar kits have drivers in them, sitting in a recumbent seat. The AMT kits are 1/25 and Monogram's 1/24. I'm actually using a driver from a Monogram kit for my racer project. The main difference is that the Monogram drivers have a hollow back and the AMT guys are detailed front and back.

Both kits can be found fairly cheap these days. Search for "indy car" on eBay's automotive model section. There's a two-fer of AMTs on there now for $5, for example.




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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007, 06:15:19 PM »
AHA!!  I knew I had these somewhere!   :D  I am a huge fan of Range Murata's designs and have a boatload of images on my external hard drive.





I love the dio of the middeck where a lot of the action takes place in the anime.  I thought I had some pix of my paper vanship, but I can't find 'em.  I'll re-take 'em tomorrow when I shoot the masking of Future Girl.




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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 06:50:26 AM »
I'm actually getting that vanship - available here:

http://www.hlj.com/product/GSC96266

amessier

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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2007, 02:13:57 PM »
FilmMkr: That hanger scene is badass.

Anyway I got my model in the mail today   :D   I was pretty sure I ordered a 41 but I got a 49' owell im not going to bitch and moan about it seeing how im just going to chop it up.

http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=5
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=4
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=3


First step is to make it a convertable
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=2
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=1

I want to save the front section of the car to be my front of my vanship. I think I am going to have to add more curves :( to get the look im going for because its not my 41'
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=7

Cut and guled the back section of the car together forming the end of my fuselage and added some supports.
The gundam legs are proxy pilots ;)    I think my picture has back half a little to far away.
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=6
« Last Edit: June 14, 2007, 02:16:29 PM by amessier »

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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2007, 02:19:32 PM »
Isn't it an odd feeling to chop up a perfectly good model in order to make something else? I always feel a little bad at first... then I get over it.

Looking great though. Nice shape.
Rust is beautiful.

amessier

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Re: Van Ship
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 07:01:45 AM »
Heres an update on my progress.  I have almost finished the basic body I need to finish adding the wing and landing gear... Then bondo the hell out

I drew up what needs to be added in the additions pic, I scribble the best!
Front:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=13
Front Additions:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=10
Side:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=8
Side Additions:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=11
Top:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=9
Top Additions:
http://www.serpentor.org/gallery/displayimage.php?album=125&pos=12

Not very much to show that is impress to you guys,  but this is my first scratch and im impressed and thats all that counts really.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2007, 07:03:10 AM by amessier »