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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2021, 03:09:03 PM »
As promised, WiP pic's! :smiley:






















Plus a couple with the base of the "appliance" fitted;






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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2021, 08:23:27 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2021, 09:08:51 PM »
I found myself playing with it for several hours, when I first put it together, mentally converting it into numerous different types of spaceship, ground vehicle, hover vehicle & shuttle. I think every sci-fi modeller should have at least one of these in their stash! ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2021, 10:17:59 PM »
From the WIP images that looks like an easy + fun build so far.  :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2021, 12:02:01 AM »
Man, those tracks! I have this kit in 1/35 as well as 1/72. It's a great shape for many other whif designs!

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2021, 05:16:02 PM »
I have to say that the tracks were less hassle than I thought they'd be, probably because they're not "workable".

The hard part was rummaging through the parts bin for the various greeblies added externally to make it "not the Object 279". ;)

More to come, of course, but so far I'm happy. :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2021, 09:55:47 PM »
Looks very cool just like that.  8)
If you don't feel like building the excavator parts, all it needs now is a clear plastic dome and some NASA decals.  :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2021, 04:55:16 PM »
Thanks, Moritz, but I'd like to get something done for the GB it's being built for ... I am moderating, after all, so I should at least try. ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2021, 06:39:18 PM »
Thats looking really cool.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2021, 08:17:33 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2021, 01:48:53 AM »
Looking good and I'm looking forward to the excavator parts.

Still ... looking at that 3/4 front view, this hull just screams low-slung, super-fast armoured riverine warfare craft! Maybe next time?
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2021, 06:44:22 AM »
Certainly taking shape.

Like others, what a shape, so versatile. My mind's eye saw a Planetary exploration vehicle with those side shots.
Now eagerly awaiting the main event, the Multi arm business

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2021, 06:21:44 PM »
Thanks, guys! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Start of the arm unit has been delayed due to work but, maybe, tonight. ;)

Only had the one kit of this, probably will be the only one I have. So, unless I have an extremely spare $60-$70 floating around next time they become available, it's not likely there'll be a "next time" for me & the Object 279.
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2021, 02:58:23 AM »
There's the Takom Object 279 in 1/72. There are two tanks in the box, although the tracks are link and length.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2021, 09:27:22 AM »
Too small for me. ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2021, 10:05:03 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

I am definitely getting one for a hovertank !!! :-* :-*
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2021, 10:49:58 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

I am definitely getting one for a hovertank !!! :-* :-*

Upside-down, without the tracks, gives a very hovertank vibe. ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #42 on: April 13, 2021, 01:06:50 AM »
There's the Takom Object 279 in 1/72. There are two tanks in the box, although the tracks are link and length.

 I keep thinking about getting the 1/72 kit. To me, the hull is ideal for a spider, (or crab, if you like ;)) set of legs, ala some 'anime' mecha' designs. And there is an old board game design that the tracks would ideally suit.

The build looks like it's coming along nicely!

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #43 on: April 13, 2021, 09:40:53 AM »
Thanks, Doc! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2021, 11:19:04 AM »
Work in Progress:

The arm operator's cabin, so far;











Strangely the wrinkled look of the paint on the seat isn't visible (to me) except in these photo's. ???

Meh! "Onward & Upward", as The Bloke on the Range would say. ;)
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #45 on: April 17, 2021, 12:55:33 PM »
Hoping you name this "Zoidberg" after the character from Futurama :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2021, 12:13:11 AM »
I was wondering how you made the leatherette effect on the operator's seat.

I agree, it should be called the Zoidberg.


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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2021, 02:40:30 AM »
I'm just glad you're only doing the one or else the thread title might be "Old Wombat's Crabs"... ;D
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2021, 04:11:25 PM »
Looking great mate.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2021, 09:00:48 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Unfortunately, as I'm not a fan of Futurama, "Zoidberg" ain't happening, sorry. ::)
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