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Author Topic: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap  (Read 1804 times)

Offline zrunelord

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18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« on: October 23, 2020, 04:42:58 PM »
Hello again all,
These are my 18mm scifi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
The main body is made from the front plastic covers of old desktop computers.
They're polystyrene so easily cut and glued . Card and milk bottle carton cap.
Missile racks and point defences from sprue, pvc & pc connectors.

I made the command apc with functioning rear door.

Simple yet effective. 3 Scudo Apc's for my Arditi & 1 Gladio medium tank.

I will do grav sleds for Mecha transport also.

Thanks for your comments.
Z

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2020/10/18mm-scifi-scratchbuilt-grav-vehicles.html

















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

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2020, 05:05:33 PM »
Those are Awesome, I really like the command vehicle and how it turned out, very well done!
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2020, 05:14:11 PM »
Thanks WM,
Glad you like them. :D
As you can see really simple to do, dirt cheap and most importantly less environmental waste to worry about.
More to follow. Grav sleds for Mecha transport... blitzkrieg style.

My next future job is to convert an old ups plastic case to a massive 18mm drop ship....

Z

Offline Cacique Caribe

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2020, 05:21:18 PM »
Z

Absolutely stunning!  Cant wait to see them painted now.

Dan

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2020, 06:42:30 PM »
More wonderful scratch builds, Z. You must drink a LOT of milk lol

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 03:58:30 PM »
Thanks you guys,
At least 1 carton a day Cook  :D :D :D 

and for anyone who is interested a tool like this is great for polystyrene and pvc sheets , blocks etc. I bought a similar one from lidl which is just as good. Do be Careful as it is extremely sharp.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stanley-020331-FatMax-Mini-Flush/dp/B001QUOS0G



Z
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 04:05:21 PM by zrunelord »

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 09:47:46 PM »
 :o :o :o
What's truly sci-fi is your skill to build such gorgeous stuff :-*

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 10:46:11 PM »
more great imaginering, really looking forward to the dropship!

Offline darthfozzywig

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2020, 04:50:25 PM »
Really cool!

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2020, 02:23:31 PM »
You are too kind.
Thanks for liking them.
Will post more soon.

I plan to post a bit by bit build for the dropship... soonish  ;) :D

Z

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2020, 02:43:17 PM »
Will it be bigger than the other dropships you have built?

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 03:08:23 PM »
It will be big by 15/18mm standards .. bigger than the other ones
Will show pics soon.

Z

Offline zrunelord

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2022, 11:51:51 AM »
All painted up
A word of advise, if you are going to use Polythene caps ( generally soft shiny plastic ) you have to use screws, forget about gluing them ( I tried a 100 times & failed , wood screws work wonders). The cracked tan paint is an experiment, watered down crackle paint mix.
Works well but flakes off in some places :(. Varnish helps it to stick.
Enjoy
Z









Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2022, 02:54:29 PM »
Very cool, you always impress.

Offline War Monkey

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Re: 18mm sci fi Scratchbuilt grav vehicles from scrap
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2022, 07:45:18 PM »
Those look great! With the paint job it makes them stand out better.

 

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