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Offline taiidantomcat

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Spicer
« on: February 09, 2017, 04:24:00 AM »


So SWMBO bought a new vacuum last year. I had this idea and it slowly started to gnaw at me. I started working on it. Very slowly. lits bits here and there. I ordered some parts for it. didn't even want to post here because I didn't want to get anyone's hopes up with yet another project that might not ever be finished. So I took pictures and uploaded them but waited to post them until now:


















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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Spicer
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 04:33:31 AM »










Look at the front^













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Re: Spicer
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 01:26:05 PM »
OK, this is looking interesting! 8)
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 06:03:33 AM »


















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Re: Spicer
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 10:22:23 AM »
Very interesting! Carry on!

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Re: Spicer
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 10:58:15 AM »
 Obviously, vacuum repurposing imagineering has taken hold.  Good choices on mods and colors. :)
As they say on Monty Python,,,   Now for something completely different.

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Re: Spicer
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 12:26:30 PM »
Looking good! :)


Big, is another word that comes to mind. ;)
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 06:13:54 PM »
I really like how you incorporate Legos into your builds, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Spicer
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 04:03:28 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 04:39:05 AM »
Top-notch repurposing! Looking forward to this  :)
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2017, 10:47:05 AM »
Oh hell yes - I love this sort of thing!  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 12:09:46 AM »
Thanks guys! Trying to keep things moving along! Yesterday was a total wash. Head aches and zero energy out of nowhere.  :icon_crap: better today after good rest.

There is a hole where one of the vacuum's hoses attached.  So its going to get a turret. Legos to the rescue again!



like the left turret, but its too big. So right is in the front running for gun style.



VLS style. Ignore all the colors everything is getting painted anyway.

Engine:



the good!



the bad!



The ugly!




There should be a hole in the rear where light can show through so I am trying to keep one part of the engine clear, so it can shine through. I got real clever and used the front dome part in the mask since it fit just right. But the whole thing went wrong, ruined the dome piece and didn't get done. I'm going to pour some black acrlyic craft paint in to fix everything, sand and fix the dome part too.




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Re: Spicer
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 05:57:18 AM »
Modeling is some times quite like a dance.  Take two steps forward then one step backwards and then when you least expect it, a couple of steps sideways not always in the preferred direction.... 

Looking good so far Ben, you have a plan or at the very least you have us all thinking you have a plan.  :)
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Re: Spicer
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2017, 10:07:20 AM »
Love those turrets, Mr Tomcat! We should call you the Lego Master.

What Jeff said applies to most of my projects. At least some days weeks months years...

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Re: Spicer
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2017, 11:49:13 AM »
quick post! need to get to bed!



touch up



forgot to mask the hole above. Some overspray-- Doh!! will have to see if it comes off but its not bad.



Remember that lego structure at the top of post 2?





Blur...



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