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Inspiration
« on: August 02, 2021, 03:47:44 AM »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2021, 04:11:31 AM »


Note what appears to be the Australian sniper version of the SMLE.

Charles Schultz meets Harlan Ellison by way of George Miller.  ;D

The Peanuts, A Boy and His Dog and Mad Max mashup we've all been
wanting to see.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2021, 01:20:55 PM »
Post Apoc Team sports anyone ?
Salute of the Jugger

Besides, it has Rutger Hauer in it.. what can possibly be wrong with that ;)
« Last Edit: August 02, 2021, 01:23:03 PM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2021, 01:22:08 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2021, 02:47:26 AM »
Ted Ward's Post-Apocalypse Mobile Library

"Today marks 40 years since the release of Mad Max. One thing I noticed they lacked in all four films was a supply of decent reading material. Despite the collapse of modern civilisation in every meaningful sense they still seemed to be OK for tyres and headlamps and things but where could one go for a copy of Middlemarch? ..."

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2021, 08:48:50 AM »
A couple of previous Post Apocalyptic builds:

28 Months Later: Rage Virus Survivors;







(Note: I'm fairly sure this was my first build when I got back into modelling; if not, it was the second.)


PA Earth Exploration Vehicle;







(Note: Another early build. There was a story that went with this about a "Lifeship" returning to an Earth smashed by asteroids after a multi-generation voyage at near-light speed, so some 100's of 1,000's of years after the event, & having to re-colonise the planet with its PA evolved fauna & flora.)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2021, 08:50:46 AM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2021, 03:50:05 AM »
One idea I am toying with is something set post a Cuban Missile Crisis going bad.  In doing some research for novels written in the general period I came across this one:



https://sciencefictionruminations.com/2019/07/31/book-review-dark-december-alfred-coppel-1960/
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2021, 03:33:26 PM »
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result


The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2021, 05:44:59 PM »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2021, 11:38:59 PM »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2021, 12:06:33 AM »
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result


The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E

Wow - great build! He has a couple of other post-apocalyptic builds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y




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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2021, 12:25:11 AM »
Master Box has many post apocalyptic figure kits in 1/35:

Desert Battle Series

And one of a Zombie Hunter (Milla Jovovich/Resident Evil)

They even have one of Radish/Terry

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2021, 05:49:46 AM »
The wreck of the old Soviet cruiser MURMANSK (as well as the subsequent salvage operations)
always struck me as something from 20 years after WW3 ended.

Perfect solution for one of those old 1/700th waterline kits that's suffered damage over the years.


https://laststandonzombieisland.com/2012/10/07/salvaging-a-cold-war-wreck/

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2021, 06:22:03 PM »
Found on Facebook. "Mad Carl".

« Last Edit: August 05, 2021, 06:32:32 PM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2021, 08:51:19 PM »
Just found this on Youtube.. The normal mind boggling skills ending with an awesome result


The build on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2oQsf9eq4E

Wow - great build! He has a couple of other post-apocalyptic builds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncV1N4fMftk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1JTDQmS3Y


That 3D printer he is using is wicked,  has anybody here used one of those?

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2021, 12:48:46 AM »
That 3D printer he is using is wicked,  has anybody here used one of those?

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I've used the equivalent printer from Elegoo ans well as a larger printer. He should be wearing gloves and ventilating the print area, but otherwise, that's about the correct workflow.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2021, 02:27:18 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2021, 06:12:22 AM »
Exactly - IRON BOTTOM SOUND v.2

Related, a short animation now three & 1/2 years old with 9.5 million views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWCGK4nneeU

Something else I've posted before - THE LAST DAY OF THE WAR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2021, 07:25:14 AM »
Story.. great links.

The Twilight 2000 theme is quite a good one for just a tweak of existing vehicles.
A BMP I have done on that theme

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2021, 03:20:39 PM »
Cannot find a good pic - but a "Schlepper fur Katastrophen" but based on a T-62

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2021, 02:35:35 AM »
Ballard is a good source for post-apocalyptic influences:

The Burning World aka The Drought for a dried up world.

Chris Foss cover.

The Drowned World for the opposite.


The Wind from Nowhere world-girdling, ravaging winds.

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2021, 02:44:27 AM »
I've putzed with tracked vehicle concepts, but the real things are so high maintenance
in comparison to wheeled-vehicles, plus they're slow and aren't suited to long distance
travel, that I've pretty much shelved them, except for maybe remnants of military/govt.
forces who have access to spares, or an organized group who took over such facilities
and have people who can do the work.

Wheeled vehicles make more sense for the average survivor scenario.
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2021, 12:36:19 PM »
Doesn’t have to be military vehicles. Civilian cars and trucks would actually be more plentiful. Big and fuel hungry trucks or reliable fuel sipping cars? Mount a .30 cal on the edge of the sun roof? Or strip it down and stay on the run ahead of the crazies? Do they make a kit of a smart car?
Here’s a fire truck I converted for a zombie apocalypse theme build on another channel.

https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=36816.0

Page six has the finished product.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2021, 01:06:43 PM by Kerick »

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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2021, 11:12:50 PM »
@Kerick - that Zombie Apocalypse Fire Truck conversion of yours is splendid! 
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Re: Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2021, 10:07:57 AM »
@Kerick - that Zombie Apocalypse Fire Truck conversion of yours is splendid!

It is! Full of post-apocolyptic goodness ... but that scratch-built plough is truly masterful  :smiley: :smiley:
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