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by DEC
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Gonna give it a try
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Gonna give it a try

hi there Artic316

Its been a long while since I visited the boards, especially this thread. Nice to see someone taking up the baton.

Good luck on your project. I'll try and look in again

Dec
by DEC
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: New Contest ?
Replies: 21
Views: 14237

Hi Kalhen , In response to your post on 22 Oct- I'm actually fine with it, it is pretty wide ranging as anybody could indulge themselves in there own interest whether it was SW, Trek or Mecha or even real space as long as the finish was the right colour. And Pink is a versatile colour, the SAS used ...
by DEC
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: Next contest - Too soon?
Replies: 7
Views: 5053

Hi Andy

I'm up for Structures, I put this suggestion to One-Zero a few years ago. Back then It was decided that there was to few Structures available in the 'out of the Box' category.

Maybe its different now? we shall have to see, but as said, I'd like to do Structures.

Dec
by DEC
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Lighting & Electronics
Topic: Clyde "En'til'Zog" Jones has passed away
Replies: 28
Views: 13425

Sorry gentlemen and ladies of SSM, I too never normally check out this forum, and so by chance have only just found this news. While I have far less knowledge of En'til Zog in person, I found his posts always useful and exchanged with him during the second BOS challenge. My condolences go out to all...
by DEC
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: Scratchbuilding
Topic: Cowboy Freight Hauler from Battle Beyond The Stars
Replies: 49
Views: 20206

Hi Joseph

Love what your doing, great work in ID'ing the parts. Never would have guessed the 2 Quad tractors were used for the cockpit. Great seeing this come together using old skool modelling.

Dec
by DEC
Thu May 22, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Contest 23: Departures v2.0
Topic: where are they?
Replies: 22
Views: 10564

I'm at a loss what to say. This is a hobby, supposed to be fun and people are whinging because its a bit behind schedule? Get over it. Poor attitudes and an ignorance of what goes on behind the scenes sure takes the fun out of it. I pulled my web store due to people who delivered rude and i'll forme...
by DEC
Wed May 04, 2011 4:30 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Wombat's Centurion Mk XI "Beau Peep" - Tank Done.
Replies: 55
Views: 27254

Hi Wombat

Sorry I have taken so long to tell you how great I think you Hover-tank is. I don't seem to have as much time these days, hence no HT from me!

But I really do like you tank, it has come together at the end really well and your paint job looks great too.

DEC
by DEC
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

OK, perhaps not so obvious.
i'll keep a (cats) eye on your thread to see it develop.
by DEC
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Masao's Hovertank design.
Replies: 9
Views: 8692

Masao I like the thought your putting into your design. I agree ( and I've seen hovercraft demonstrating the same movement you describe) that a HT can turn on its axis while maintaining the same direction of travel. It would need a recoiless weapon though to overcome the effects of firing perpendic...
by DEC
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Butters good to have you on board! so..... Watcha building?

DEC. oops double post, how did that happen.
by DEC
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Butters good to have you on board! so..... Watcha building?

DEC.
by DEC
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Sorry One Zero but what does C/BT stand for? My design will use the C/BT countergrav It will probably be obvious but I'm stumped right now. :? I hear you all about the wish to have something near done before posting and I'll admit I've a second build on the go that will take a lot longer and is actu...
by DEC
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Hi Blappy I'm reading about Zero Point energy right now. All good stuff even if its still out of reach. I wonder about No moving parts ? The accounts I read have a ceramic disc rotating at high speed as the intiater of AG lift. While there are far less parts to wear out than a conventioanl engine I ...
by DEC
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Cabal Hover tank
Replies: 51
Views: 24885

Thats beautiful!

as always Sean your work is inspiring, and I am suitably envious.
by DEC
Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

hi publiusr Yep, I've used the computer mouse before for a shaped mantlet. On a Trade Fed 'Jagd' Conversion. Also had ball and chain screen ala Merkava on the rear. Its in the Gallery queue now but some might have seen it in April 09 issue of 'Sci-fi and fantasy modeller'. I really ougth to link it,...
by DEC
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Firstly hi mike robel I learnt something new from your post about the East German border. I was chatting to a mate about it who was stationed at the height of the Cold War in Germany and he knew all about it... kinda burst my bubble :D Masao , hello. I must admit trying to catogorise the Snow speede...
by DEC
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Hmmmmm.... Interesting observation Masao The ESB snowspeeder certainly fits some HT specifics. My answer is a question "how does the Snowspeeder react in flight?" ie:- does it act like a tank, helicopter or airplane? Can it stop, stationary and engage, can it turn on its axis while stationary? if ye...
by DEC
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Buzzbomb are you working on something for this challenge, I know you love AFV's and are incredibly skilled so i'm sure it would be right up your street.

DEC
by DEC
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: " Vickers FV4210 Chimera"--1st Pics--19/01/10
Replies: 8
Views: 7229

HWR MkII Nope, no car hoods in the build, though the nose certainly looks like one now. DennisH I hope its not too obvious. :D ironically after i sawed of the cylon wing tips and then added the newer wings it looked like a cylon ship again. the cylon engines were a bit obvious too but i'm notorious...
by DEC
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: " Vickers FV4210 Chimera"--1st Pics--19/01/10
Replies: 8
Views: 7229

Hi all, You will see this is still very much a work in progress, lots of sanding and filling to be done but the body is pretty much done regarding its overal shape. The underneath still requres some more grills and thrusters as do the wing tips and rear of the engine block. blending of joints and ad...
by DEC
Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

hello and welcome Chris I think the design of a hovertank depends on a heap of things [...] I like the idea of everyone supplying some specs on your tank and a few of its attributes to make it easier for folks to understand your design Totally agree and i hope that means your in too, what are you pl...
by DEC
Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Hi Kylwell
The 'Early fan' design is most interesting and its body shape very similar to what i'm working on. Wide with a lot of scoops and fans- makes sense especially for a 'early' design / proof of concept vehicle.

DEC
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: " Vickers FV4210 Chimera"--1st Pics--19/01/10
Replies: 8
Views: 7229

Hi all, Purposley no photos Sunday, as well as needing a lot more sanding, It still is in its original colours from the doner kits, and as I don't want you guessing too easily :D what the parts are, I want to get some primer on it first. Progress though has been great. Nice engine grill all done, de...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Hi DarKev I think you should post your Question in the Hovertanks Challenge thread and the originator- HWR MkII can decide http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=80155 I do recall the line that they had some sort of supporting legs, and all other realisations of Martian war machines hav...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Cenebar Please do enter- the more the merry. You point about altitude is good too. the boundary between Helicopter type vehicle and tank type vehicle become increasingly blurred when one talks about it's operational range and height. Add too the Soviet WIG's and any direction is justified. And I lo...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Blappy's 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I
Replies: 19
Views: 9369

Hi Blappy Looks very plausable due to its simplicity, and no chance of gain saying where the hull comes from as its going to be made bespoke. Will it have crew items added to the outside ( tools, crew hand grips, stowage racks for tarps) or is everything under armour to keep its stream line / stealt...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 47852

Cenebar thanks for posting, I'm going to quote some of your thoughts to stimulate disscusion, I hope you don't mind as its not personnal in any way but does show the different sides to the HT thought process. It has to have frontal forks to detonate buried mines before the main body hovers over the...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

Hello Artships Say "hovertank" to me and my first thought is a conventional tank with the bottom lopped-off where the wheels would be. You'll need to read the begin of the thread, the observation you make is exactly what HWR MkII was trying to get away from, while it may make for a nice looking mode...
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 137
Views: 67333

OT - sorry: but i've got to say it Photoguy
YOUR WIFE SOUNDS AWESOME :D :thumbsup: You lucky guy.

DEC
by DEC
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Cabal Hover tank
Replies: 51
Views: 24885

Hello HWR MkII,
I do recall seeing this as a WIP a long while back. Good that this challenge has re-invigorated you. Look forward to seeing your latest pics.

DEC