Author Topic: Old Wombat's Crab  (Read 900 times)

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2021, 03:09:03 PM »
As promised, WiP pic's! :smiley:






















Plus a couple with the base of the "appliance" fitted;






Thanks for your patience! :icon_alabanza:


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Offline LemonJello

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2021, 08:23:27 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2021, 09:08:51 PM »
I found myself playing with it for several hours, when I first put it together, mentally converting it into numerous different types of spaceship, ground vehicle, hover vehicle & shuttle. I think every sci-fi modeller should have at least one of these in their stash! ;)
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Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2021, 10:17:59 PM »
From the WIP images that looks like an easy + fun build so far.  :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2021, 12:02:01 AM »
Man, those tracks! I have this kit in 1/35 as well as 1/72. It's a great shape for many other whif designs!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2021, 05:16:02 PM »
I have to say that the tracks were less hassle than I thought they'd be, probably because they're not "workable".

The hard part was rummaging through the parts bin for the various greeblies added externally to make it "not the Object 279". ;)

More to come, of course, but so far I'm happy. :smiley:
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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #31 on: April 09, 2021, 09:55:47 PM »
Looks very cool just like that.  8)
If you don't feel like building the excavator parts, all it needs now is a clear plastic dome and some NASA decals.  :smiley:
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2021, 04:55:16 PM »
Thanks, Moritz, but I'd like to get something done for the GB it's being built for ... I am moderating, after all, so I should at least try. ;)
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Offline kpnuts

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #33 on: April 10, 2021, 06:39:18 PM »
Thats looking really cool.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #34 on: April 10, 2021, 08:17:33 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2021, 01:48:53 AM »
Looking good and I'm looking forward to the excavator parts.

Still ... looking at that 3/4 front view, this hull just screams low-slung, super-fast armoured riverine warfare craft! Maybe next time?
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Offline Buzzbomb

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2021, 06:44:22 AM »
Certainly taking shape.

Like others, what a shape, so versatile. My mind's eye saw a Planetary exploration vehicle with those side shots.
Now eagerly awaiting the main event, the Multi arm business

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2021, 06:21:44 PM »
Thanks, guys! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Start of the arm unit has been delayed due to work but, maybe, tonight. ;)

Only had the one kit of this, probably will be the only one I have. So, unless I have an extremely spare $60-$70 floating around next time they become available, it's not likely there'll be a "next time" for me & the Object 279.
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Offline Frank3k

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #38 on: Yesterday at 02:58:23 AM »
There's the Takom Object 279 in 1/72. There are two tanks in the box, although the tracks are link and length.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #39 on: Yesterday at 09:27:22 AM »
Too small for me. ;)
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #40 on: Yesterday at 10:05:03 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

I am definitely getting one for a hovertank !!! :-* :-*
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #41 on: Yesterday at 10:49:58 PM »
Oh, this is just seven flavors of awesome!  That hull screams to me "HOVERTANK" of some sort.

I am definitely getting one for a hovertank !!! :-* :-*

Upside-down, without the tracks, gives a very hovertank vibe. ;)
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #42 on: Today at 01:06:50 AM »
There's the Takom Object 279 in 1/72. There are two tanks in the box, although the tracks are link and length.

 I keep thinking about getting the 1/72 kit. To me, the hull is ideal for a spider, (or crab, if you like ;)) set of legs, ala some 'anime' mecha' designs. And there is an old board game design that the tracks would ideally suit.

The build looks like it's coming along nicely!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Wombat's Crab
« Reply #43 on: Today at 09:40:53 AM »
Thanks, Doc! :icon_alabanza:
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