Author Topic: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya  (Read 738 times)

Offline Antonio Sobral

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M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« on: August 12, 2020, 09:46:31 PM »
Hi guys

I have always liked the shape of the classic M113. Simple and elegant.

But also too claustrophobic and depressing, due to the lack of windows :)

So I imagined a version of it with lots of windows, and set up in a space exploration environment.


The story of the transformation of the old 1/35 Tamiya kit is pretty much the following...












I did a little scaleorama, changing it to 1/48, just by adding two figures from Revell and Hasegawa.

With a little primer, it will look a lot better!


Thanks for watching!
« Last Edit: August 13, 2020, 01:26:16 AM by Antonio Sobral »

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 10:03:10 PM »
Antonio, those images don't come up on screen &, when I opened them up individually, my security system went haywire, & eventually blocked the site as malicious.  :icon_crap:
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Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 10:52:07 PM »
Sorry. My mistake. The  links are all wrong :(

I deleted them in the first message, but I am having some problems putting the correct ones.

The browser keeps dragging forever, anda then gives me "database error".

I managed to insert just one :(

I will try later.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2020, 11:13:27 PM by Antonio Sobral »

Offline Antonio Sobral

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 01:57:47 AM »
The rest of the pictures...

























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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 03:09:20 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 04:00:20 AM »
Looking good.  Will be following for updates.

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 06:54:22 AM »
Working on a pre-loved model.. love that sort of thing

Very Lost in Space (original series) Chariot.. love the work on this and very practical design. Scale-o-rama works exceedingly well.

I am sure you normal finishing talent will make this really pop.
Great work

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 11:26:11 AM »
Thanks, Antonio! :smiley:

Like how this is coming along. Will be watching! 8)
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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2020, 08:26:23 AM »
Working on a pre-loved model.. love that sort of thing...

Ditto! I thought it was looking good but going scale-o-rama kicks it up another notch. Nice one  :smiley:
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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2020, 11:18:47 AM »
Beautiful!!  Looks like it could be the moonbus from Arthur C. Clarkes' A Fall of Moondust.

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Re: M113 Space Edition - 1/48 Tamiya
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2020, 03:29:00 AM »
Beautiful!!  Looks like it could be the moonbus from Arthur C. Clarkes' A Fall of Moondust.
Also shades of the Galileo shuttle from Star Trek :smiley:.
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