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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« on: December 23, 2017, 05:38:26 AM »
Hi guys

I have to confess that I did not know what a tadpole was until a few days ago.
I knew what a "pole" was....and I knew what "tad" meant.
But instead of a small pole, or something of that sort, it ends up being the larval stage of a frog or toad.
Man, what a disappointment  ;D ;D ;D
On the bright side, and thanks to my ignorance, now I know what a pollywog is.
Fantastic nickname, by the way!

But enough of this chit-chat, and let's get down to business.

I had a Emhar 1/72 Mk IV Tadpole kit, and decided to give it a little steampunk twist,
inspired in the Indiana Jones Last Crusade movie.

Please find some photos below:











































Yes, the base is the case of an old but stylish 3,5" HDD.

The tree is real, and the moss also. Everything else is fake  ;)


Thanks for watching....

...AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!!
 


« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 04:18:46 PM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2017, 07:05:37 AM »
very cool.

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2017, 07:06:49 AM »
Excellent! 

Really like the addition of the turret to the MkIV. 

The three exhaust pipes on the rear deck give it the look of gas turbine power :P 





***edit to fix tank designation MkIV instead of MkVI.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2017, 10:29:53 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 07:39:31 AM »
Very nice  :smiley:  And the Mk IV was an excellent choice for the steampunk route  :D
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 05:50:01 PM »
Oh cool, a TOG III  ;)

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2017, 06:58:31 PM »
Fun idea that looks great! :smiley:


And a Very Merry Christmas to you, too, Antonio! O0 O0
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2017, 02:36:00 AM »
Looking good
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2017, 07:03:43 AM »
I like this one a lot! Reminds me of something from the classic film Things to Come.

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 07:43:18 AM »
Pretty darn cool, this!  8)
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 07:54:20 AM »
What to say,,,,, ditto on all the above.  Yes -- Pretty darn cool, this!  8)
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2017, 01:02:19 PM »
Noice.  :smiley:

One smoke-stack and two intakes I take it, as there wouldn't be room for three boilers/fireboxes
and you'd need forced induction to supply enough air to the boiler firebox to keep up with the steam
demand.
 ;)
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 01:21:37 PM »
I like this one a lot! Reminds me of something from the classic film Things to Come.
I quite agree; it definitely fits that, especially in some of the early scenes showing the development of that society.

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2018, 12:55:38 AM »
Nice model and great work dude  :smiley:
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2018, 05:22:19 PM »
Thanks for the nice words!

I hope you all had a great New Year's Party, and may 2018 will bring you everything you want!


Thanks to the extended weekend, there were some advances in the painting department.



















A few oils and pigments and it is done....


Thanks for watching!

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2018, 05:47:40 PM »
"Steampunkish" is cool for Tadpole. 8)    Not overcooked on steampunk, is just right. :smiley:
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2018, 06:09:41 PM »
Aced it Antonio.. that looks great

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2018, 08:06:10 PM »
Aced it Antonio.. that looks great
+1 :smiley: 8)
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2018, 02:33:10 AM »
Great finish, most impressive indeed.  :smiley:
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
That's a bit inspirational...  hmmm....    8)

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2018, 03:00:07 AM »
Beautiful finish - the brass highlights really set the whole thing off. I knew Emhar made a 'tadpole tail' in
1/35th, but not in 1/72. Good to know.

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 04:17:33 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

And after many many weeks of procrastination, I finally finished it!














































Hope you like it, and thanks for watching!

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 04:27:36 PM »
All the right touches - Classy. :-*

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 01:36:13 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 03:15:58 AM »
Very nice looking tank! I appreciate the fact that you created a logical looking vehicle with just enough embellishment to give it a definite Victorian Sci Fi/ Steampunk feel.

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 03:43:17 AM »
Simply..... I have no words ....
I loooove it .... wonderful...  :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Mk. IV Tadpole Steampunkish - 1/72 - Finished!
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 03:45:21 AM »
Very nice indeed.  Not too over-the-top on the steam-punk but just enough to give that out of time feel.  Absolutely great work.  :smiley: 8)
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