Buzzbomb's Glaive Battle Tank

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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Buzzbomb's Glaive Battle Tank

Post by Buzzbomb » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:15 am

Finally.. I am underway.
I tossed a bits back and forth and settled on this an old Lucasfilm action figure wreck I picked up at a garage sale.. because the shape looked cool :D
Landspeeder thing

For the turret.. an old mouse
wobbly mockup

Ok so getting on toward where I want to be.. not quite the minds eye but close, using card and some electrical conduit for basic shapes
cobbling together
Frontal Aspect
Noisy whirly things
I plan to have the fans on gimbels somehow.. that's the plan.. what actually happens, we shall see.

Still quite a way to go with basic shapes and blending but the vision is getting there.

Undecided as to scale yet.. but leaning toward 1/48, the hull is 25cm long so that is a fair size so 1/35 may happen yet. That will be when detailing starts.

I am not much for backstory things.. I just build stuff.. but I will do my best

More later
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Post by Scotaidh » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:16 am

Looks good, Buzzbomb. :) Instead of gimbles, you could always just use moveable vanes to direct the fan blast ...
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Post by Big Hank » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:26 pm

Sorry, double post. Still getting the hang of the site! LOL
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Post by Big Hank » Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:26 pm

I like it! Sleek......
For gimbles, maybe a set of Heim Joints could work. I don't know if you can find the exact size you need though. It would give you directional thrust.

Heim Joint: http://s334.photobucket.com/albums/m422 ... mjoint.jpg


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Post by HWR MKII » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:07 am

Might want to hide the true ID of that Theed speeder from EP 1 a bit more. Not exactly against the rules since its not a tank but i can still tell the thing it came from.
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Post by Buzzbomb » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:26 am

Sorry did not know it was a hiding show.
I thought the gig was to just not use AFV parts.

Who knew what it was :( it was just an interesting shape.
Do what I can to hide it.. but plenty to happen yet.

happy to pull it out if you think it is not right
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Post by Kylwell » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:59 am

Dinna worry. I think you're doing a bang up job disguising it.

'Side, with enough reactive armor you can hide the shape of damned near anything.
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Post by Old Wombat » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:22 am

I think HWR MKII just wants to work at guessing what's used for his own amusement, Brian. :wink:
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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:17 am

Buzzbomb wrote:Sorry did not know it was a hiding show.
I thought the gig was to just not use AFV parts.

Who knew what it was :( it was just an interesting shape.
Do what I can to hide it.. but plenty to happen yet.

happy to pull it out if you think it is not right
It's not a 'hiding show', BB - it is about not using existing AFV parts for their original purpose ... - AFV hulls for hulls, turrets for turrets, and so on. Some folks just like to guess, is all.

I was going to ask where you found that speeder - I've been looking for a good design of those things - hovercars/speeders - for years. :)
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Post by HWR MKII » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:23 am

Not saying not use it at all. Just hide its EP 1 origins a bit more :D
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Post by Buzzbomb » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:21 pm

lurching back into progress...

Not huge amounts done but getting there
beginning to flesh out some of the details

now is crunch time on scale so I took a photo with both a 1/48 and 1/35 figure
Scaling shot

After looking at the pix I am leaning toward 1/48, although 1/35 scale as a smaller vehicle may work as well.. Nope.. 1/48..although.. but

Still a tad undecided it would appear :D
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Post by Dr. Yo » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:52 pm

The scale is a tough call-I can see it working nicely either way, though
I'd lean toward 1/35. That scale makes it more like a light tank, along
the lines of the Scimitar/Scorpian family.

Anyway, keep at it, and cheer up! Our host and instigator has yet to
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on them. :?
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Post by Old Wombat » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:29 pm

Know exactly how you feel, Brian! :)

Like Dr. Yo, I'd lean towards 1:35th but that's just the 1:35th armour modeller in me talking. :roll:
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Post by Buzzbomb » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:21 pm

Thanks guys that just about tips it on 1/35.. I have more 1/35ish bits anyways...

More to follow.
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Post by HWR MKII » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:33 am

So brian how is this coming?
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Post by Buzzbomb » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:56 am

Finally.. I have extracted a digit and got a bit more done.

Well its now all grey if that counts.. the goof coat of primer

Primer
The "it's all too hard to mesh will do" bottom

Getting into painting now
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Post by Buzzbomb » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:15 am

Look!!! I have done some more.

Some more minutes spent on this.. really, really need to extract a digit and finish this
getting there - side view

backy, toppy view

some final details such crew commander (or not), perhaps some sensors and then some detail painting then...... finished!!!

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Post by philp » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:20 am

Looking good.

Got to have a Commander sticking his head out.
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Post by jim w » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:26 am

That's looking really good! Nice job.

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Post by Dr. Yo » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:04 pm

Coming along nicely-glad you're still with it.
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Post by Butters » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 am

Very nice. It looks speedy; considering it's roots, that makes sense!
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Post by Old Wombat » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:51 pm

Good to see this beastie moving again, Brian.

Looking very good! :thumbsup::D

(PS: Ya gotta have a commander to give it scale inna pictures! :wink: )
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Post by Butters » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:01 am

Old Wombat wrote:Good to see this beastie moving again, Brian.

Looking very good! :thumbsup::D

(PS: Ya gotta have a commander to give it scale inna pictures! :wink: )
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