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Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« on: January 21, 2019, 03:38:23 AM »
I guess this is considered sci fi and not armor so here goes. Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex. The company said it was a model kit but had no other explanations so I got one thinking it was an actual plastic model kit like a Bandai Gundam kit. Well, it is not a typical plastic model kit. It does have to be assembled but it comes in 10 pieces which you just snap together. Some parts are molded in a hard rubber type material and some are some sort of plastic. The upper body came already assembled but the legs and arms needed snapping together. The push in connections for the arms snapped almost instantly with no replacement parts included so I had to CA glue the  arms on. Not being satisfied with the way it looked I decided to remove the arms and replace them with the Meng 1/35 ZPU-4 14.5mm guns. I put two guns on each side of the mech. Once it warms up here I will eventually paint it in some kind of camo scheme. It will be posed with my other 1/35 what if kits.






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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 11:09:45 AM »
Neat! :smiley:

Looks a bit ED-209-ish. ;)
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 11:43:01 AM »
Interesting, I wonder if it’s from some sort of anime.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 01:32:04 AM »
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 02:37:02 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 05:30:00 AM »
Interesting, I wonder if it’s from some sort of anime.


A bit of explanation here: http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/2009/hab0003_trex

Can't find much out there on the designer, Katsumi Minegishi, though
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 08:57:01 PM »
So almost two years later the saga continues. I had almost given up on this thing. The connecting pins are extremely fragile and pretty much every single one snapped. I had to replace them all with metal rods. If you look at the third photo from the top in the original post you will see the broken connecting pins. Even with metal rods in place, it is still pretty fragile. Anyway, this is what I decided on for weapons. The Vulcan guns are from the Academy 1/35 M163 and the gun mounts/housings and antenna mounts are from the Tamiya 1/35 Flakpanzer Gepard. I might add some smoke grenade launchers on top of the mech. The kit came molded in overall olive drab but I will be priming over that and repainting it, one day. Not sure if I will do it another overall color or maybe some sort of camo pattern.



The mech kit says it is 1/48 but I am converting it to 1/35. Here is a 1/35 figure next to it for size comparison.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2020, 02:33:55 AM »
A dirty, desert scheme might look good - I can imagine one patrolling, with infantry, some middle eastern/african village.

Maybe something like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIk94MJS_Sc
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2020, 05:05:13 AM »
Ahhhh, Gatling type weapons.. what is not to like  ;)

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2020, 01:02:10 PM »
Killer! 8)
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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2020, 11:08:22 PM »
A dirty, desert scheme might look good - I can imagine one patrolling, with infantry, some middle eastern/african village.

Maybe something like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIk94MJS_Sc

Overall desert scheme is a good idea but I have a lot of U.S. modern armor that will be in overall sand. Maybe a 3 tone sand camo scheme.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2020, 11:09:07 PM »
Ahhhh, Gatling type weapons.. what is not to like  ;)

Can't go wrong with gatling guns.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 11:09:52 PM »
Killer! 8)

With those guns it will kill everything.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2020, 12:11:09 AM »
High tech step up from K9 patrol.   Though not as stealthy.  ;)

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2020, 12:47:59 AM »
High tech step up from K9 patrol.   ;)


Oh, I don't know . . .


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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2020, 02:20:12 AM »
Rescaling to 1/35 works well and the Gatlings look good. Maybe add a 40mm grenade launcher for those pesky hard to neutralize spots?

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2020, 02:35:10 AM »
A dirty, desert scheme might look good - I can imagine one patrolling, with infantry, some middle eastern/african village.

Maybe something like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIk94MJS_Sc

Overall desert scheme is a good idea but I have a lot of U.S. modern armor that will be in overall sand. Maybe a 3 tone sand camo scheme.

Or maybe some form of urban camp scheme:



or fractal:



Or maybe something like this  ;):

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2020, 02:57:35 AM »
High tech step up from K9 patrol.   Though not as stealthy.  ;)

Yeah, not very stealthy especially with two 20mm gatling guns on it. It is more suited for anti-tank purposes.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2020, 03:02:48 AM »
High tech step up from K9 patrol.   ;)



Oh, I don't know . . .


cheers, Robin.


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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2020, 03:04:55 AM »
Rescaling to 1/35 works well and the Gatlings look good. Maybe add a 40mm grenade launcher for those pesky hard to neutralize spots?

I was trying to fit a secondary weapon to it like an m134 or maybe a .50cal but I couldn't find a spot to fit it. I could always resort to an RWS on top but it would stick up pretty high. I am still looking for possible fitments though.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2020, 03:10:06 AM »
A dirty, desert scheme might look good - I can imagine one patrolling, with infantry, some middle eastern/african village.

Maybe something like this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIk94MJS_Sc


Overall desert scheme is a good idea but I have a lot of U.S. modern armor that will be in overall sand. Maybe a 3 tone sand camo scheme.


Or maybe some form of urban camp scheme:



or fractal:



Or maybe something like this  ;):




That urban camo is nice, maybe switch out to grays instead, like on the AMX-30B2 BRENUS. This might be a possibility.


I was thinking maybe a three tone desert camo scheme like on the Leopard 2A7 or SPz Puma.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2020, 03:11:22 AM »
Rescaling to 1/35 works well and the Gatlings look good. Maybe add a 40mm grenade launcher for those pesky hard to neutralize spots?

I was trying to fit a secondary weapon to it like an m134 or maybe a .50cal but I couldn't find a spot to fit it. I could always resort to an RWS on top but it would stick up pretty high. I am still looking for possible fitments though.

Maybe something such as the RWS from the T-90:



You can get a 1/35 version from Live Resin:

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2020, 03:13:02 AM »
Rescaling to 1/35 works well and the Gatlings look good. Maybe add a 40mm grenade launcher for those pesky hard to neutralize spots?

I was trying to fit a secondary weapon to it like an m134 or maybe a .50cal but I couldn't find a spot to fit it. I could always resort to an RWS on top but it would stick up pretty high. I am still looking for possible fitments though.

Maybe something such as the RWS from the T-90:



You can get a 1/35 version from Live Resin:



I actually have one from Live Resin. It sits really high though. I do have a spare AFV M151 which sits a bit lower that I could try.

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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2020, 03:48:12 AM »
Here it is with the AFV 1/35 M151 RWS.


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Re: Yamato 1/48 HAB 0003 T Rex
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2020, 03:52:26 AM »
Hmmm...I would tend to remove the RWS.  I don't think it adds anything.
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