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Offline Old Wombat

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Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.3
« on: March 16, 2021, 04:14:56 PM »
OK, gotta start somewhere & this is it:



The build is for the Blue Lights GB over on What If Modellers, that I am co-moderating. We'll see how I go, shall we? ;)

I've barely even looked at the sprues, so this is going to be as much an adventure for me as I hope it is for you!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 05:54:41 PM by Old Wombat »
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2021, 06:22:41 PM »
Crap! :icon_crap: 20 million individual track links! :o :o
"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: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2021, 10:47:24 PM »
Weaponized construction equipment! = Winning! 
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2021, 12:25:50 AM »
More of a de-weaponised tank. ;D

If I can get the paintwork right, it's going to be a South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) fire-fighting vehicle. ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2021, 12:43:42 AM »
Reminds me a bit of that Demolition Robot from the Will Smith movie "I Robot."  The scene where Smith is investigating the deceased doctor's residence and the Demo-Bot suddenly activates and starts tearing down the house with Smith inside. 
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2021, 05:57:48 AM »
I am keen to see if your vision and what I see with those two are even remotely similar

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2021, 05:58:57 AM »
This is going to be good  :D :D

Crap! :icon_crap: 20 million individual track links! :o :o

Tragically, the Hitachi's tracks aren't individual links. So, can't use the Neo tracks to bump up your link numbers  :(
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2021, 08:56:40 AM »
 Oh that's a crackin' good idea!

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2021, 09:32:17 AM »
Why when I read the title was this the first thing that I thought about? Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2021, 10:49:25 AM »
There has got to be a one liner about having crabs in your tank but I just canít make it happen! Someone out there fill it in!
« Last Edit: March 18, 2021, 12:57:44 PM by Kerick »

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2021, 03:12:35 PM »
Thanks, guys! :icon_alabanza:

So far, so good!  :smiley:

Crap! :icon_crap: 20 million individual track links! :o :o

Tragically, the Hitachi's tracks aren't individual links. So, can't use the Neo tracks to bump up your link numbers  :(

You, sir, are evil! >:D


Actually, there are 348 347.5 track links (one is short-shot) & the build, according to the instructions, requires 328. It's doable, but the nerves are going to be fried by the end of it. :-\
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2021, 11:00:29 PM »
Just finished removing & cleaning up the track links ... About 6 hours work. :-X
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2021, 11:05:25 PM »
Can't wait to see this come together.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2021, 12:47:20 AM »
Thanks, mate! I'm hoping it turns half as good as I'm aiming to acheive. ::)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2021, 09:57:46 PM »
The tracks are finished up to the painting stage but I won't be doing that until I've got the hull ready (& that's coming along quite well, at the moment ... Touch wood!).
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2021, 06:26:02 PM »
Having gotten carried away in the moment, I forgot to take photo's of the driver's hole before I fitted it into the hull. :icon_crap:

The following images are the best that I could achieve with my minimal photographic skills in situ;
















Lots of other stuff has been primed but I'll wait until the hull is complete before the next photo session.

That may be a little while off, as I'm back at work for a few days (training), then I've got a skip coming to be filled with crap from the garage & shed that I've been trying to get rid of (in some cases for years).


Cheers! :icon_beer:


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Offline Camthalion

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2021, 08:04:49 PM »
Looking forward to see where this one goes

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 12:27:03 AM »
Looking forward to see where this one goes

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2021, 03:57:27 AM »
Me too

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 02:59:09 PM »
Thanks, guys! Hope she lives up to expectations. :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2021, 04:13:31 PM »
Count me in with the prior comments  --  "Looking forward to see where this one goes."
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2021, 06:59:54 PM »
Got the popcorn and coke,  lets do it ! ;)

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2021, 07:41:59 PM »
I'll try to have some WiP pic's up in a few days for you all! ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2021, 11:01:27 PM »
Thanks, guys! Hope she lives up to expectations. :smiley:
Only if the machine drives side-ways like a real crab :smiley:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2021, 09:07:58 PM »
Finally got the first major construction element completed! :D

Still lots of detail stuff to do but the first point where I can sit back & say "Yep, I've done something!"

Too late for photo's tonight (day shift tomorrow). I'll take some after work, then, & post the WiP.


Thanks for watching! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."