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Offline Steve Blazo

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SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« on: October 19, 2020, 08:20:00 PM »
The base –







The picture in my head –



With all the goodies, ready for paint –










« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 09:25:42 PM by Steve Blazo »
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Offline LemonJello

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 10:02:47 PM »
You are the reigning hover tank master.  Another absolutely awesome product from SLB Heavy Industries.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 10:35:45 PM »
Two US M5 Stuart & a Soviet T-26 (1933/35 era) turrets :smiley: but I'm not picking the hull ???


Has that Soviet look ... in a multi-turret over-kill sorta way. ;D
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2020, 12:13:43 AM »
Two US M5 Stuart & a Soviet T-26 (1933/35 era) turrets :smiley: but I'm not picking the hull ???


Has that Soviet look ... in a multi-turret over-kill sorta way. ;D

The base for the hull is a Leopard II hull, up side down - cut and sanded flat
Scratch ribs and thin sheet plastic bent and formed to shape
It was not going to have a dozer blade, but I could not get the front corners to look right, so.....
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 02:41:19 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2020, 06:26:32 AM »
Nice work Steve !

I have a kindle book somewhere, one of those self publish jobs, about the Chinese invasion of America, which has PLA tri-Turret main battle tanks. This took me straight back to to that.
I am inspired..  :smiley: :smiley:

Offline finsrin

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2020, 07:35:52 AM »
This your first inverted hull core for armor build ?
Keen visionary to figure it all out. :smiley:  Great scratch work. :smiley:

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2020, 07:54:06 PM »
This your first inverted hull core for armor build ?
Keen visionary to figure it all out. :smiley:  Great scratch work. :smiley:

I have used hulls before for the base, but not with the ribs and scratch built skirt, compound curves are a pain in the  …..  :-\ :-\
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2020, 12:44:29 AM »
I have used hulls before for the base, but not with the ribs and scratch built skirt, compound curves are a pain in the  …..  :-\ :-\
I am impressed with your keen ability to create these fantastic what-if subjects from parts that others would ignore.
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2020, 01:30:02 PM »
Two US M5 Stuart & a Soviet T-26 (1933/35 era) turrets :smiley: but I'm not picking the hull ???


Has that Soviet look ... in a multi-turret over-kill sorta way. ;D

The base for the hull is a Leopard II hull, up side down - cut and sanded flat

Ah-ha! Well, I was trending towards a Leopard I hull, so not too far off. :smiley: ;)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2020, 08:41:14 PM »
Great job.
Charles
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Nothing is incapable beyond what you are capable

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2020, 08:17:49 PM »
What a beast!
Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2020, 09:24:58 PM »
Camo paint -









Chipped and weathered. A few details and touch ups remain –











The front turrets do clear –



Thank you for looking and all the comments.
As I walk through the valley of death,
I have no fear, because I am the meanest mother*ucker in the whole valley.
- Gen. George S. Patton

Offline LemonJello

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2020, 09:55:55 PM »
Awesome and inspirational! 


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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2020, 01:20:04 AM »
Definitely inspiring!  Amazing at what can be done with the stuff at the bottom of the scrap parts box.  :smiley:
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2020, 02:11:18 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline buzzbomb

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2020, 05:34:07 AM »
Love the scheme.. .that is so fitting for this type of vehicle.

All A+ work

Offline apophenia

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2020, 07:35:10 AM »
Great stuff,! Amazing build, beautiful scheme, and brilliant name  ;D
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2020, 04:51:17 PM »
Woh! Awesome! :D

Cool camo & I love the weathering. :-*

Very cool! 8) 8)
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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2020, 10:31:32 PM »
Impressive model, nice paint job & subtle weathering  love it  :smiley: :-* :-*

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2020, 11:24:43 PM »
That came out pretty nice - really like the color scheme.

Offline robunos

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2020, 12:57:57 AM »
Me Likey !!    :smiley:
I will admit, to my embarrassment, it's taken me till now, to figure out where the name comes from . . .   :o    :-[


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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2020, 08:09:51 AM »
These designs keep getting better and better!

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Re: SLB Heavy Industries – King Ghidorah Hover Tank - 99% done
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2020, 12:05:51 PM »
Beautiful!!  I can see you getting a production order from Alios Hammer.