Hover tank challenge

The challenge: build any kind of hover tank without using a tank kit's hull or turret - because nothing saus 'fun' like 70 tons of floating mayhem.

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Post by philp » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:23 am

Why didn't I see this earlier. Have had a hover tank build in mind for severa years but think the turret I have will be too small for the body. Will have to play with it some.
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Post by Butters » Sat May 22, 2010 1:41 am

Kinda quite in here. :looky: Anybody building anything?
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Post by Dr. Yo » Sat May 22, 2010 12:22 pm

I got distracted by a sub build at the Ma.K forum... :oops: I have
a diorama planned for the Siren, and will get back to the Hovers
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Post by Patrik » Sun May 23, 2010 4:24 pm

I tried making a concept sketch in 3d studio but realised my skills have dwindled into near nothingness. Them polygons aint talking to me no more... :(

I've not given up though.
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Post by ignatz » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:10 pm

Is this thing still on? I've always wanted to work on some kind of hovertank model!

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Post by Butters » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:01 am

ignatz wrote:Is this thing still on? I've always wanted to work on some kind of hovertank model!
Sure! Crank one up. There's a few builds still underway.
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:48 am

modelnutz wrote:
... Question...any ideas as to the ideal urban camo ?
A sign advertising the local Hooters? :D

Wait, wait, that would *draw* the eye, not help evade notice. If I were in a cynical mood, I could suggest some things...

What you want is something that everybody sees in any city but never really notices. Maybe painted up like a garbage truck? Every city has those, don't they?

Also, a bit late, I found an awesome turret at a thrift shop, so I can actually start my entry. I've had the hoverfan intakes cast up for months, but I have been holding off on the rest of the build til the proper turret had been found.

...also, I'm a really slow builder. :oops:
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Post by Joseph C. Brown » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:50 am

I also 'stickied' the thread, since it has the rules/guidelines for the challenge.
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Post by Blappy » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:50 am

I opened the box I have my project stored in. I might make a push to finish before Wonderfest.

Of course WF is crunch time for the business so I may get noting else done! :cry:
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Post by publiusr » Sat May 28, 2011 12:22 pm

Not a hovertank, but still cool
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=10150

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Post by HWR MKII » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:40 pm

More life.



So after a relatively quiet period. How are the projects coming. Mine has stalled but remained in good shape. I entered it in a contest as a stand alone last year and it got a silver in category. I plan on a figure and base for it. Anyone have any updates? I may start another tank as i have found more model board scraps and my Mini lathe is working! This challenge is ongoing. Use it whenever you get a dead patch or lull in your building. Just remember no pre existing tank kit hulls can be used just greeblies.
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Post by Blappy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:13 am

HWR MKII wrote: So after a relatively quiet period. How are the projects coming.
Mine has not changed in ages. The parts are in a box on the shelf. They need to be glued together then shaped.

Maybe I will find the time this year. :D
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Post by HWR MKII » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:08 pm

Well WF is over and id like to revitalize this section. SO post any updates ya got guys!
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Post by Blappy » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:57 pm

HWR MKII wrote:Well WF is over and id like to revitalize this section. SO post any updates ya got guys!
This just might re-energize me!
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Post by HWR MKII » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:11 pm

Im doing it to try to jumpstart myself too. I have been in a really bad slump for a very long time no...Havent finished a damn thing in almost a year. :evil:
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Post by philp » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:20 am

I was working on one for Wonderfest but decided not to rush it and do it how I want. Course, it is kit based and doesn't fit this challenge but actually finishing any models is a challenge for me.
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Post by DOMENECH1776 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:31 am

I have not worked on my tank in a while, but I did just finish the card stock prototype of a companion piece. It's either a grav lift version of a jeep/armored car or a very light tank. If I get off my butt, I'll post pics this weekend. I designed and built it while watching FX repeatedly air Battle: Los Angeles.
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Re: Hover tank challenge

Post by artic316 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:20 am

improvise adapt and overcome.We are the fellowship of modelers.

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