Author Topic: Old Wombat's Crab - FINISHED - Pic's pg.3  (Read 5452 times)

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2021, 08:22:08 PM »
No photo's but a quick update.

Construction is paused while I get most of the paint work done, as painting afterwards would be almost impossible. Of course, I've had a little hiccup with this which needs fixing but I don't really have the space to do the fix right now, so the whole thing is paused. Hopefully not for too long. I have a few days off from Monday, so I should be able to get the airbrush fired up & work on the fix.

Mind you, the AstraZenica gods could have something to say in that regard, too (having had my 1st jab today). The way my luck usually runs, I'll probably be one of the 3-or-4 in a million who gets the blood clot side effect. ::)

So far, though, just feeling a little achy 14 hours after receiving the vax.
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2021, 09:38:07 PM »
No photo's but a quick update.

Construction is paused while I get most of the paint work done, as painting afterwards would be almost impossible. Of course, I've had a little hiccup with this which needs fixing but I don't really have the space to do the fix right now, so the whole thing is paused. Hopefully not for too long. I have a few days off from Monday, so I should be able to get the airbrush fired up & work on the fix.

Mind you, the AstraZenica gods could have something to say in that regard, too (having had my 1st jab today). The way my luck usually runs, I'll probably be one of the 3-or-4 in a million who gets the blood clot side effect. ::)

So far, though, just feeling a little achy 14 hours after receiving the vax.

Great you got your first dose vaccine.

I got my first Pfizer vaccine on March 17 at 1:30PM. I only had a very sore arm later at around 7PM and then all day the next day. I got  my second dose on April 7 at 1:30PM and later that day around 5PM I got the sore arm again but not as bad but I had a really bad headache. By 2AM I had the chills, sweats, entire body aches including headache and stomach pain. I was like that for 4 days. I was also very fatigued and couldn't eat anything but I could drink water. I drank a lot of water because I was extremely dehydrated even after drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated. For two days I could barely walk from the body aches. On the fifth day I was fine.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2021, 04:21:56 PM »
Thanks, Ramba! :smiley:

Felt achy, headachy (low-level dull ache) & lethargic all day today.

Called in & took this evening off work but there's no chance of modelling being done, unfortunately. :icon_crap:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2021, 02:23:45 AM »
but there's no chance of modelling being done, unfortunately. :icon_crap:

So it's serious?
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2021, 04:56:04 AM »
Thanks, Ramba! :smiley:

Felt achy, headachy (low-level dull ache) & lethargic all day today.

Called in & took this evening off work but there's no chance of modelling being done, unfortunately. :icon_crap:


Sounds similar to what I had, best described as a head cold cold crossed with a hangover. I was fine the next day, but, my arm hurt at the injection site for three or four days following . . .
No modelling . . . that IS serious . . .   :o   ;D   :-X


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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2021, 11:48:24 AM »
... Felt achy, headachy (low-level dull ache) & lethargic all day today...

Well, that sucks! None of the above sounds conducive to good modelling  :P

Hope you bounce back quickly  :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #56 on: May 08, 2021, 11:20:09 PM »
but there's no chance of modelling being done, unfortunately. :icon_crap:

So it's serious?

Physically ... No.

Emotionally ... YES! :o



PS: All symptoms pretty much cleared by about 2230hrs last night. :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2021, 03:11:54 PM »
Ooh, look! A photo update! :icon_surprised:

Here's a glimpse at things to come. Some stuff is glued in place, some is just fitted for the photo, & painting & decals have yet to be completed.



Has been a while! Sorry! :icon_crap:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2021, 11:43:34 PM »
The 'Zoidberg' is looking good!  :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2021, 01:58:15 AM »
Looks like the right tool to harvest trees in swampy Siberia!

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2021, 02:14:37 AM »
Thats looking amazing mate.

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2021, 03:19:02 AM »
Yup, that is looking seriously cool  :smiley:

Looks like the right tool to harvest trees in swampy Siberia!...

Perfect! Makes use of the Zoidberg clamper/slicer arms and that boaty hull  :smiley:  ;D
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2021, 03:27:21 PM »
Thanks, gents! :icon_alabanza:

Suppose I should admit that the circular saw blade is ... well ... a (Dremel-ish) circular saw blade, weirdly exactly the same diameter as the styrene sheet version I made first. ;)



Zoidberg, oh dear. :icon_crap: :icon_zombie:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2021, 04:32:19 AM »
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf ...

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2021, 06:55:40 AM »
Really starting to look the business.

Good to see I am not the only one using actual saw blades on models. Making the damn things is nigh in impossible.


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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2021, 10:45:37 AM »
Ah, good ol' reliable Codsworth! :D

I really should try to find time to play some Fallout games, again. ;)



And, yes, virtually impossible to build styrene circular saw blades. I tried. It wasn't pretty! :o
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #67 on: July 06, 2021, 03:38:09 PM »
Slowly! Slowly! But, finally, almost there!

OK, it'll be at the "done for now" stage (I still have some tools to fit & a base to make) but, for all practical purposes, she'll be finished tonight.

Photo's soon! :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #68 on: July 07, 2021, 07:40:54 AM »
Anything circular, serrated, and symmetrical should be banned from modelling. Harrumph.( Sez a man who saved his old razor saw blades for a decade thinking..."these would look wicked on...something."

Great work - a diorama base for this thing would be ideal, but world enough and time?

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #69 on: July 07, 2021, 08:01:37 AM »
The doorbell's ringing, could be the elves
But it's probably the werewolf ...

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #70 on: July 07, 2021, 12:22:55 PM »
You know the saying about "The best laid plans of mice & men"? Yeah, well, it bit me! :icon_crap:

Not big time, so I have FINISHED! ;D

I have also taken photo's but I can't download, edit or post them until I get access to the study computer, which SWMBO is using for work. So, I'm looking around the modelling room being overwhelmed by the tidying & cleaning task ahead. :o

Pic's tonight! 8)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2021, 12:29:53 PM by Old Wombat »
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #71 on: July 07, 2021, 04:04:40 PM »
With serious Bush Fires becoming more & more common the South Australian government, in a rare moment of cooperation with the Victorian & New South Wales governments, looked at acquiring a specialist vehicle for managing containment lines. Not wanting to deal with China, which was becoming even more belligerent towards Australia, they approached Hitachi Heavy Industries in Japan to design & build the vehicle.

Hitachi began with the cabin & arm set-up of their pre-existing Double Arm Astaco* Neo but needed to find a lightly armoured (&, therefore, fireproof) hull to fit it to. Specifications from Australia included a low ground pressure, road transportability, metal tracks (as rubber would melt/burn in the expected environments) & a self-defensive fire-fighting capability.

One of their engineers, a military history enthusiast focussed on experimental vehicles of the Cold War era, remember reading about the Soviet “Object 279” designed to operate in the snow & mud of Russian Winters & Autumns. This became the basis for the design of the hull of the vehicle.

Obviously it did not need to be as heavily armoured as a battle tank, so the outer shell was limited to a maximum of 30mm of steel at its thickest & insulation layers behind that. Two Cummins V6 diesel engines replaced the single massive engine used in the Soviet design. Eight integrated water jets were fitted around the vehicle (later models would get remote-controlled nozzles fitted to the arms, so that water could be directed more actively at the fire) supplied from a large central tank below the double-arm unit. The double-arm unit was given increased internal fire protection, & fireproof & heat resistant glazing was used throughout. The smaller arm was fitted with a circular saw cutting blade, so trees could at least be cut & laid down (if they couldn’t be removed), reducing the chance of them becoming torches of flame 100s of metres tall. The four sets of tracks, although something of a maintenance nightmare, gave the vehicle an extremely low ground pressure, unless the central water tank was full, when it was merely “low”. This was a requirement specifically for the South East of South Australia & South Western Victoria, which were a large limestone region with a high potential for sinkholes.

The pictured vehicle is based in the small township of Kalangadoo in the South East of South Australia as part of the SA Country Fire Service’s regional immediate response unit.


Many, many thanks to Kit “PR19_Kit” Spackman for the CFS specific decals (Kit’s Dekals)! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:


Enjoy the pictures! :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2021, 04:05:07 PM »






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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2021, 04:05:44 PM »









Cheers! :icon_beer:


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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2021, 05:22:57 PM »
Yippeee !  Finished and most well done.

Very practical design