Author Topic: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way  (Read 1368 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:59:58 PM »
Hi guys

Since this great GB deadline was extended, allow me to submit my tiny little project: the Kubus Hovercraft.

Based on the famous 1943 Warsow Ghetto Uprising vehicle 1/72 kit, by Mirage Hobby.




But with the seashore as the landscape...




And this time manufactured in a composite alloy, and transformed into an hovercraft version...




And here it is:
















I think I forgot to mention jet propulsion :)


There are some pieces still missing, but you got the general idea.

Sorry for no better backup story, but my imagination is currently on vacation... :)

Thanks for watching!


Regards

Antonio





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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 08:43:11 PM »
Yes. I do.

As always.. great vision

Offline andonio64

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 10:50:30 PM »
Antonio the Great!

WOnderful idea, I can't wait to seeing it finished!

 :)

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 10:59:38 PM »
Interesting & neat concept. :smiley:
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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 11:05:16 PM »
That's awesome! Is the driver 1/32 or 1/35 scale? I have the Kubus in 1/35 and it was a pretty simple kit to put together. It definitely looks good rescaled into a racer!

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2017, 11:38:42 PM »
Great stuff! Love the driver peeking out of the top!

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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 12:19:23 AM »
Hi

I forgot to mention the question of the scale.

The original kit is the 1/72 version, but I thought it to be too big for a one-manned vehicle,  so I "shrank it" by adding a 1/48 pilot from the spare box. :)


Thanks for the nice words!

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 03:14:36 AM »
Wow!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 02:38:58 AM »
I had an idea of Kubus as a steampunk tank but hovercraft-way never crossed my mind :D I love it :D
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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 04:07:04 AM »
Oh, that's a gorgeous concept and execution.

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 04:33:20 AM »
Very cool.  :smiley:

By chance is the race course some sort of track with sides to compensate for an ACV's inherent lack
of directional stability and steering accuracy?
 ;)

Something like this perhaps?



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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2017, 04:37:11 PM »
A great idea very well executed.  :smiley:

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2017, 06:46:30 PM »
Hi guys

Here is the finished gizmo:



























Sorry for this last minute entry.



Thanks for watching!


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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2017, 08:14:45 PM »
Wow did that beauty ever finish up a treat!

Love the bright red finish and very cool markings which compliment it very nicely!

Looks every bit the winner to me!

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Re: Kubus Smooth Racer in a hovercraft kind of way
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2017, 10:27:13 PM »
Looks like Little Red Riding Hood has gobbled up the Big Bad Wolf! ;D


Great build, Antonio! :smiley: :smiley:


Mind you, I wouldn't want to drive it, so I can understand the look of apprehension on the driver's face. ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."