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Offline Centaur_Seducer

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Looking for a fairly modern crane
« on: November 20, 2013, 05:46:21 PM »
Hi guys. I need to complete my ship, and that involves a crane.
I'm a bit lost though. I've been rummaging through some diecast on ebay, and I'm aware of the Scotia Grendel one, but to be fair, it's a bit too futuristic (and bloody bulky IIRC).
So, any suggestions? :)

Offline S_P

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 05:49:18 PM »
Dapol?

Offline Centaur_Seducer

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 05:58:57 PM »
Thank you! But, I forgot that I need one with hydralics. I realise I have to scratchbuild one.

Offline Cherno

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 05:59:30 PM »
Maybe you can find a toy crane and modify it a bit :)

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 07:47:37 PM »
I take it the Fenris Games dock crane (here) is too large:

Finished model is approx 325mm tall (depending on assembly choices) with a footprint roughly A4 including extended boom arm.

I would head for the model boating sites - have a look at http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/cranes_and_winches2.htm or possibly look at a tractor based one from the toy range?
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Offline SBRPearce

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 03:52:39 PM »
Have you extended the search into model railroad territory? Cargo-handling equipment ranging from simple platform winches up to models of the titanic Hulett Unloaders are commonly-modeled subjects...
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Offline Geudens

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 04:11:06 PM »
A couple of years ago I converted a toy carrier into a helicarrier ( tabletop-shrunk...  :D ), using the hydraulic crane of a diecast recovery vehicle in the process:




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Offline Halforc

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 09:55:00 PM »
Scalescenes.com do a gantry crane, they produce print out scenery.

I can't link it here as I'm using my tablet, but its easily found on their page.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 11:10:12 PM »
Scalescenes.com do a gantry crane, they produce print out scenery.

I can't link it here as I'm using my tablet, but its easily found on their page.

Allow me... http://scalescenes.com/products/T032-Gantry-Crane


Offline Centaur_Seducer

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Re: Looking for a fairly modern crane
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2013, 12:12:55 AM »
Once again LAF strikes :)
Thank you for all the good resources and suggestions! :-*
Much appreciated :)
In the end I had to settle to scratchbuild one, although with a bit horrific result lol
Hopefully some cutting and green stuffing might render alright :)

 

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