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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Hammer's Slammers Reply with quote

Here is my model of a hover tank from Drake's Hammer's Slammers. Completely scratch built.


http://picasaweb.google.com/sfscalemodels/HammerSSlammers#
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Dr. Yo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sharp! Nice to see somebody working from cover art-there's
a lot of very good stuff out there, but it doesn't get modeled all that
much.
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mike robel



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Cool!
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Wug



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice

What are the turbines from?
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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wug wrote:
Nice

What are the turbines from?


As I described in the caption to one of the photos, the lift fans were made from a part of a woman's razor that was manufactured in the early '80s. I don't remember what it was called, but it was round and had a band blade that could be rotated by a center knob. The center knob had a curved blade like structure. I cut one of these center knobs in half horizontally and then sanded the bottom until the blades opened up. I glued the tip of a bomb from some airplane kit to the center of the blades, made a RTV mold of it, and cast the lift fans in resin. I still have the original master and the mold. I'll take a photo and add it to the album.
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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Yo wrote:
Very sharp! Nice to see somebody working from cover art-there's
a lot of very good stuff out there, but it doesn't get modeled all that
much.


Thanks. I often work from cover art. Check out my models of the Rocket Ship Galileo (http://picasaweb.google.com/sfscalemodels/RocketShipGalileo#), War of the Worlds (http://picasaweb.google.com/sfscalemodels/WarOfTheWorldsDiorama#) and the ASNS Discovery (http://picasaweb.google.com/sfscalemodels/ASNSDiscovery#).
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I've seen your Galileo before, and possibly your WoW dio,
but the Discovery is new to me. Splendid work, all of it.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dr. Yo wrote:
I know I've seen your Galileo before, and possibly your WoW dio,
but the Discovery is new to me. Splendid work, all of it.


The WotW diorama was featured in an article in Fine Scale Modeler magazine a number of years ago so you certainly could have seen it. I only finished the Galileo recently and haven't circulated pictures of it until now, so I doubt you saw it. However, it does look very similar to the resin model of the Galileo sold by Fantastic Plastic so it may be that you are remembering that model.
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Buzzbomb



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work all of it

'specially the Slammers Tank..."sure love to be up there with you panzers"
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the tank! Also love the ASNS Discovery, now if he would only continue the Life Probe novels, I'd be a happy man.
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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOMENECH1776 wrote:
Love the tank! Also love the ASNS Discovery, now if he would only continue the Life Probe novels, I'd be a happy man.


Thanks. Have you been reading McCollum's Gibraltar series? They are very good, too. I haven't gotten the last one yet but am looking forward to it. I did enjoy the Life Probe novels and would not mind another in that universe, too. It is a bit more difficult to find McCollum's books since he started self-publishing but he's worth searching out if you enjoy hard science fiction.
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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Hammer's Slammers Reply with quote

Blackhawk wrote:
Here is my model of a hover tank from Drake's Hammer's Slammers. Completely scratch built.


http://picasaweb.google.com/sfscalemodels/HammerSSlammers#


Since there was interest in how I made the lift fans for the hover tank, I added some more pictures and explanation to the album linked above.
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DOMENECH1776



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not read the Gibraltar series, yet.

Potential Spoilers?
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I wrote the author several years ago, and he considered the Life Probe series done. Though I still want to know where the Makers went, and why they left their homeworld. Seem ominous, like they knew something bad was coming.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOMENECH1776 wrote:
I wrote the author several years ago, and he considered the Life Probe series done.


Oh well. I agree that there are more stories that could be told but if the author isn't interested then we probably wouldn't like anything he did write.

The Gibraltar series is very readable and has both the strengths and weaknesses of most of McCollum's work.

But I see I'm getting off topic so I won't comment on other than hover tanks from now on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somehow, over all these years, I have failed to comment on this build! Embarassed

This takes the image from the cover & brings it to life! A great build! bravo
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Blackhawk



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Wombat wrote:
Somehow, over all these years, I have failed to comment on this build! Embarassed

This takes the image from the cover & brings it to life! A great build! bravo


Thanks. I'm glad you like it.

Also, the link I posted originally is no longer functional since Google Photos absorbed Picasa. So please try this link:

https://get.google.com/albumarchive/116637781725296267499/album/AF1QipPJ239ApQHout6j7Q2ABxwSRJeHRDS-3flIDbeg[/url]
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the new link- that is a fantastic build!
Any chance you could update your links to the other projects listed above?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richard Baker wrote:
Thanks for the new link- that is a fantastic build!
Any chance you could update your links to the other projects listed above?


It's easier to give you the link to my portal where links to all my models can be found:

http://www.ourworlds.net/models_and_props/
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