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WHIF Logistics Containers
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:28:47 AM »
As the subject title proclaims.  The attached images show two examples of a what-if container that I created some time ago (make that several years ago by now) that were based on the display bases from some 1/700th scale HobbyBoss model submarine kits that I had acquired for other what-if projects.  The display bases were too unique in shape and size to be ignored or discarded so something had to be done to make them useful.  I eventually decided that by glueing two display bases back to back that I could get a reasonably sized and shaped container that still needed some minor work before I could be satisfied with the things.  This too more time than I had anticipated (hence the years gone by since it was first started).  Several attempts were made at adding feet of some kind to the tops and bottoms before I realized that I was putting far too much effort into something that should simply be a container to protect something while it was in storage or transit.  My most recent success is the two containers that are now sporting a section of 1/35th scale railroad rail as the feet at each corner of the container.  This was a minor victory for me as I had been getting nowhere with these things for quite some time until I opted to KISS (Keep It Short [and] Simple). 

First attached image: The display bases glued back to back to create the prototype container. 

Second attached image: The containers with feet attached. 
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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 09:57:56 AM »
How big is it? From the rails, it looks fairly small for 1/35 - maybe a container for something highly technical and delicate, like a nuclear device, compact power source or part of a server farm.

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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2022, 10:25:47 AM »
How big is it? From the rails, it looks fairly small for 1/35 - maybe a container for something highly technical and delicate, like a nuclear device, compact power source or part of a server farm.

Hi Frank.  You called it on possible purposes.  The attached image includes the small stainless-steel Xacto ruler/right angle that I had placed next to the things when I first made the images but then cropped the image to make sure they were small enough to be viewed on the forums.  Hopefully this gives you a better idea of how large these things are (not really that large but certainly close to optimum). 

length: about 2.5"
width: about 0.75"
height: about 1.0"
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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 11:26:53 AM »
It would make a nice power bank (like a Tesla battery wall) or maybe a 19U rack system with space for cabling and power. It would look good in a 20 or 40 foot container.

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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 12:44:20 PM »
I would have just opted for 4 x 1mm-2mm lengths of right-angle styrene rod with squares of thin styrene attached to the bottom as feet & above as rests, a bit like RW cargo containers.

Or, just having had another look, just go with the styrene angles, so that the ridged protrusions at the top/bottom just lock them in place..

Good size containers for bulky but less massive cargo.
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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2022, 01:47:10 PM »
I would have just opted for 4 x 1mm-2mm lengths of right-angle styrene rod with squares of thin styrene attached to the bottom as feet & above as rests, a bit like RW cargo containers.

Or, just having had another look, just go with the styrene angles, so that the ridged protrusions at the top/bottom just lock them in place..

Good size containers for bulky but less massive cargo.

I still have that option available but I like the sections of rail in that they provide sufficient space under the container for MHE (pallet-jack/fork-lift truck) to access.  With the angle shape that would not be as ideal but it could still happen.  I have ten more of the things that are still drying out from my last wet-sanding effort. 
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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 07:46:17 PM »
Looks good! Could be used as a projectile storage container, generator or dirty bomb. Load it up in one of your Revell HALO Warthog vehicles as a nuclear power source.

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Re: WHIF Logistics Containers
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2022, 01:29:17 AM »
Looks a bit like jet engine containers:

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