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Old FFForums Archive => Model In-Progress => Topic started by: Beork on October 18, 2013, 04:31:44 AM

Title: Vehitle
Post by: Beork on October 18, 2013, 04:31:44 AM
For a sortof competition on the Mechalounge I decided to build a vehitle (http://www32.ocn.ne.jp/~water_site/mak/vehitle/)  
Scrounged some interesting parts from the box of plastic waste and started.
I want to try and use as little kit parts as possibly, mostly to clean out my boxes of random crap, but also because I always turn to kit parts while I have so many nice shapes and pieces that I neglect because I feel it too be too much work to make something out of it...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/101_3646_zps082fb16d.jpg)

Glued the bunch together
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3650_zps08402be6.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3647_zps2ffeb63d.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3649_zps706f1122.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3648_zpsfcdd2486.jpg)

Then I made some leg parts from 10 and 25 ml pipets, bent using a lighter, also made lumpy on purpose.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3663_zps19de8e82.jpg)

Dude's got a ball ^_^
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3665_zps27025fb7.jpg)

And the parts that keep it in place.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3664_zps1de92ace.jpg)

Started building the leg wells too, now just need to find more parts for the legs
Title: Re: Vehitle
Post by: Hunter Rose on October 18, 2013, 06:20:51 AM
Looks like its going to be fun andinteresting, will be following with interest. I like your starting shapes and form  :-)
Title: Re: Vehitle
Post by: Sharkdog on October 18, 2013, 11:04:12 PM
Always fun seeing something built from a bunch of scrap and junk. Off to a good start!
Title: Re: Vehitle
Post by: TaiidanTomcat on October 21, 2013, 08:01:07 AM
Can't wait to see where this leads
Title: Re: Vehitle
Post by: Beork on October 23, 2013, 09:33:19 PM
Added some plastic around the leg wells to create a raised edge and widen the vehitle a bit in the middle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3676_zps2ad7dd8d.jpg)

Then drilled, sawed and sanded a hole for the cockpit. Added walls and a chair (from a 1/20 racecar I think, doesn't fit 1/20 figures though...)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3679_zpsd715d86b.jpg)

And started on a pilot (1/24 scale) using 1/24 legs and a 1/20 divers torso that was quite small for the scale.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3682_zpsa6571b7f.jpg)

Just some major gap filling and then it's on to puttying and mechanical detail.
Title: Re: Vehitle
Post by: Beork on November 02, 2013, 10:57:40 AM
Leggies!

Maybe a bit too long....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3726_zps1d338412.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/brother_beork/Vehitle/101_3729_zpsf8000b03.jpg)

All made with leftover parts, culture loops, spoons, tea stirrers, pipets, umbrella parts, random plastic crap ^_^