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Offline zrunelord

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Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« on: August 22, 2019, 01:48:32 PM »
Hello again all,
People often ask me how I scratch build my vehicles.
Here is a simple way to scratch build a grav one. It should be easy to follow.
Even if you draw & take measurements , it is a trial & error exercise.
It is not difficult , you just have to imagine the final ( sort of ) shape.
I have also finished the one which I converted from the rogue one cockpit ( previous posts )
The turrets are made from PVC ( like the ones that are used for notice boards )

More pics at the link.

If you have questions just ask
Z

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2019/08/scratch-built-card-grav-vehicle.html





http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/

Imagine & you can.
Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

Online CookAndrewB

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2019, 07:01:24 PM »
One of these days I'm really going to sit down and figure out your way of etching/embossing (not even sure what the term is) card. When I do it I don't seem to get the variation of shapes and impressions that you do. Beautifully done, as always.

Offline Brummie

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2019, 07:15:10 PM »
That's very impressive. Similarly I'm a bit clumsy/impatient with trying to create anything other than very basic buildings, but that vehicle is excellent especially considering the angles on it!

I've always wondered about creating some dropships in a similar way; thought about scratch building the Mercenary dropship from Elysium as its fairly basic in shape, but easier said than done!  lol

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2019, 07:25:28 PM »
Very nice work :-* :-* :-*

Offline Kontuz

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2019, 09:40:56 PM »
Thanks for posting this.  Not very handy with tools, but this looks like something I might be able to make work.

I'm just getting back into 15mm, thinking of using Star Grunt II for the ruleset.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2019, 03:01:37 PM »
That is a great build very nice work!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!"

Offline Skullhamma

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 03:27:03 PM »
Impressice scratch-building, Zrune. I want to see some paint now!

Offline Braz

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 02:04:03 AM »
Those are very nice. :-*

Offline AKULA

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2019, 06:31:48 AM »
Great looking builds

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Offline zrunelord

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2019, 08:07:14 AM »
Thanks all, glad you like them.

Cook where I come from we say that tools are half the work, so chose them well.Apart from that what I suggest is to use card spacers between the parts, the thicker the card the better the pressure & texture indentation. Rem not all card is created equal.Some is good others no.

Brummie you mean something like this?
https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-lander-is-finished.html

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2016/08/scratchbuilt-lander-mark-2-finished.html


These are plastic junk & card... find a nice piece of plastic & build on it.It can be done.

Paint asap Skully  ;) :D

Z

Offline Grimmnar

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2019, 04:05:22 AM »
I've always wondered about creating some dropships in a similar way; thought about scratch building the Mercenary dropship from Elysium as its fairly basic in shape, but easier said than done!  lol
Get with Braz, he did one back in 2015.

Grimm

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 06:39:29 AM »
Thanks for the tip Grimnar.
I pm'd him.

Z

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2019, 10:03:06 PM »
Hello again all,
Both vehicles have been painted with inks.... now for some  weathering

Z







« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 10:05:19 PM by zrunelord »

Offline Braz

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2019, 11:40:29 PM »
Those really come together when painted. Nice. :-*

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Scratch-built Card 15mm Grav Vehicle.
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2019, 12:23:55 AM »
Those are very nice indeed, they have that "Renegade Legion" look to them very nicely done.