Blappy's 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

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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Blappy's 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

Post by Blappy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:29 pm

Here it is so far. I did some rough sketches and gave those to a friend who is handy with solid modelling.

The G-88 MK-I Specifications:
- Power Plant: Mel-Lynn ML-4 Zero Point Engergy module.
- Output: 4.5 Gigawatts peak, 1.21 Gigawatts constant.
- Armament: Blap Industries Hypervelocity linear accelerated solid fueled steerable projectile.
- Propulsion: RAH SS-21 Electromagnetically confined Ionized air cushion capable of instant directional control in all axis of movement.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... top_01.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... tom_01.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... ide_01.jpg
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... ont_01.jpg
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Post by DEC » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:54 pm

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 / stealthy charctersitics?

Nice.

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Post by Dr. Yo » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:55 pm

Argh. Well, back to the drawing board... :D

Looks nice-luck with the build.
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Post by Blappy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:03 pm

Everything that can be damaged (hatches, vents, stowage) will be hidden within the recessed top and bottom.

It will be very shiny and metallic all over. With all the steep angles enemy shells will glance off and beam type energy weapons with be dealt with using a high heat transfer active cooling system.
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Post by Blappy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:38 am

I took an appropriate thickness slice off one of my bricks of ButterBoard tooling board yesterday.

Here is a video.
http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... I_6564.flv

Did I mention this model will be 1/72 scale? I'll update the title.

I had the idea to maybe make a mold and cast this. Would anyone care to have a copy of this tank?
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Post by DennisH » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:01 pm

I hate it when my band saw starts buffering right in the middle of a cut. It leaves nasty burns and cut marks on the video.

Wait a minute....I think I got some of that mixed up. :oops:


There's nothing quite like sound of power tools cutting through stuff! :D





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Post by Blappy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:54 pm

Last update for a while. Work obligations will put a hold on this for a week or two.

I cut a smaller piece from the slab I made yesterday. Here I am sanding it square on all planes.
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... ing_01.jpg

The squared block with templates leaning against it.
http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg15 ... ock_01.jpg

Next I will cut it into sections and remove the centre piece. I will cut it thinner and put it back in then sand my angles. After that I will add my 45 degree bevelled parts to the inside edges.

I hope I can paint this stuff! :) I better go read up about that. If not I have to cast it in resin so I can paint it. :oops:
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Post by HWR MKII » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:05 pm

If that board is anything like the modeling board im using there is a way to do it.

Spray it with a good filling primer or thinned bondo glazing putty. Then sand and repeat until you have a good smooth finish.
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Post by Blappy » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:27 pm

HWR MKII wrote:If that board is anything like the modeling board im using there is a way to do it.

Spray it with a good filling primer or thinned bondo glazing putty. Then sand and repeat until you have a good smooth finish.
The surface finish on this stuff is like styrene. It is pretty soft material but that's not a problem. I looked for this stuff for a while before I found it. two 6"x12"x12" pieces cost about $300.00 and I got a deal because I got a damaged piece. Renshape and similar stuff had a really annoying surface porosity and did not scribe well. This Butter Board scribes like... well.... Butter! :8)
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Post by Blappy » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:27 pm

I have still not had any time to do any work on mine. Maybe next week.

I need to finish a P-51D as a gift before anything else.

Then the Thunder Fighter pattern....

The the next round of molds for customers....

Og and what about the FDL-6's and Rocketship Friede... :shock:
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Re: 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

Post by onezero » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:50 pm

Blappy wrote: - Armament: Blap Industries Hypervelocity linear accelerated solid fueled steerable projectile.
OK, now that's just a bit of overkill, dontchathink?
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Re: 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

Post by Blappy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:29 am

onezero wrote:
Blappy wrote: - Armament: Blap Industries Hypervelocity linear accelerated solid fueled steerable projectile.
OK, now that's just a bit of overkill, dontchathink?
Overkilled is better then NOT killed. :P
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Post by HWR MKII » Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:34 am

At least it doesnt run on "oak" leaves :twisted:
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Post by onezero » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:55 pm

Blappy wrote:
Overkilled is better then NOT killed. :P
I'm just saying "hypervelocity" AND "steerable" is quite the engineering feat.
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Post by Kylwell » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:15 am

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Re: 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

Post by Blappy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:39 am

onezero wrote:
Blappy wrote:
Overkilled is better then NOT killed. :P
I'm just saying "hypervelocity" AND "steerable" is quite the engineering feat.
It's being done today so why not int he future? :shock:
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Re: 1/72 scale Samanty Systems G-88 Mk-I

Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:33 am

Blappy wrote:
onezero wrote:
Blappy wrote:
Overkilled is better then NOT killed. :P
I'm just saying "hypervelocity" AND "steerable" is quite the engineering feat.
It's being done today so why not int he future? :shock:
Just re-e-e-e-a-a-a-a-a-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-y-y-y-y-y-y wide turns, John - kinda like Halley's Comet.

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Post by HWR MKII » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:27 am

SO anything new on this Blap?
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Post by Blappy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:47 am

Nope.

I am swamped with work for Wonderfest so it got boxed and shelved until further notice.
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Post by Big Hank » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:58 pm

I particularly like the angles of the underside and the barrel. Most excellent. :)

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