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Offline Noddy4000

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Bunker Buster.
« am: 08. Juli 2010, 15:43:17 »
I think this is in the right place so here goes. This was my entry for a group build over on http://www.scifimodels.org.uk/ last year. This also needs finishing still and is sat in a corner of the room sulking while I distract myself with other stuff. To be honest I find I work better on these builds if I leave them for a while and come back to the build refreshed and fired up about it again.

Anyway, I dismantled an old vacuum cleaner and thought "Ah ha! Tank"...as you do when you take something the mother-in-law bought you, apart!

I saw this and thought 'turret of a big machine' straight away. To keep this 'brief'  >:D, here are some links and WIPs and a few explanations for you.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/AlternativeAB001.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/AlternativeAB002.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/AlternativeAB003.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/AlternativeAB004.jpg
That's the basic shape of the turret done. I built up the sides so they weren't so flat.

Then I started to build up detail and extra pieces to be attached:
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/01Feb020.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/01Feb021.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/DSCF0269.jpg

The whole thing was covered with a thin 3mm layer of air drying clay, into which I cut and pressed details such as bolts and panel lines:


The barrel is from a dead Heng Long rc Tiger I model I took apart:


This is the engine/lower body section:


I have in fact built a fairly complete Maybach engine as well as the fuel tanks, radiators and cooling fans but they've ended up buried under the rear engine deck.  :0 :dontknow:

Some more detail applied to the turret, using some of the parts from the HL Tiger as well as some accessories got on evilbay:





This shows the start of the work on the legs and feet. The 'toes' are articulated at the moment as I've yet to build a dio for the model to display on.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/BunkerBusterLegsandFeet007.jpg

Skipping a few later stages of the build, here's the engine section and the legs together. I used Milliput epoxy to cover the body of the engine section and the legs and then applied a Zimmerit pattern to it. Makes for lots of detail but also a very strong structure (to help take the weight of the whole model, if I'm honest  :-[).
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/005Feb2010095.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/005Feb2010094.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/005Feb2010081.jpg

These are some of the armour plates I've made to beef up the look of the thing.
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/005Feb2010082.jpg
http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Noddy4000/Alternative%20armour%20Bunker%20Buster/005Feb2010083.jpg

I decided to change the design I had for the side weapon mounts to a couple of Nebelwerfer launchers, one of which would also have a Zwilling mounting on it. The rocket tubes are made with water plumbing pipe, electrical wire and styrene and the guns are scratched completely from styrene stock. I've yet to make the ammunition and feeds.


This is where I've got to at the present moment. Primed but waiting for the base colour, camo and all the weathering and  washes etc. Bum.






Sorry about so many links and WIPs. Hope it's not too much.
Thanks for looking.  :)

Think that'll do for one day's worth of posts!
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Re:Bunker Buster.
« Antwort #1 am: 08. Juli 2010, 15:46:27 »
Haha wow. A vacuum cleaner. Another huuuge buildup. It looks really cool with its legs. Fascinating. :thumbup:

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« Antwort #2 am: 08. Juli 2010, 15:50:04 »
very cool, how big it is?

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« Antwort #3 am: 08. Juli 2010, 16:04:34 »
 :o :o looking soooo cool and what an impressive size, wow  :thumbup:
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« Antwort #4 am: 08. Juli 2010, 16:14:59 »
You`re crazy but I am sure you know that..  :o

Where do you live in, a Football-Arena?  :laugh:

Nice work here and pretty creative. I really like that.

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« Antwort #5 am: 08. Juli 2010, 17:46:55 »
Oh my god... the sheer size is amazing. Impressive work, in many aspects. But where do you store it???

What's the model's scale? 1:12 or so, judging the canopy?

And it is funny to see how inspiration strikes. I had it on a smaller scale, when I was looking for a new helmet for a Dorvack Powered Armor kit. And then, one morning in the bathroom, I looked at my deo can/spray head, and THAT was the perfect shape... ;)

Vacuum cleaners with fire power - just great!

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Re:Bunker Buster.
« Antwort #6 am: 08. Juli 2010, 18:03:30 »
With the first pics i tought: "Na. Still looks like a normal vacuum cleaner to me with a pipe sticked in for a barrel."
But then it was like  :o
Totally.  ;D
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« Antwort #7 am: 08. Juli 2010, 19:01:24 »
Too much WIP's?
Never!

Man - your definatly crazy with all those oversized builds!
Just whow!!!
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« Antwort #8 am: 08. Juli 2010, 19:21:51 »
Holy Crap!! That´s a fat one!  :o :o

Very impressive work!  :thumbup: :thumbup:
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« Antwort #9 am: 08. Juli 2010, 20:05:22 »
Vielen dank, alle!  ;D Moi? Crazy?  :nein: no way...well actually yes, crazy as can be sorry to say. ;)

dizzy, the scale is 1/16 so it can be (grit my teeth as I use this bloody awful term) 'accessorised' using all the Tamiya scale bits and pieces, as well as the even larger range of stuff available on ebay at the same scale. Oh, and at the moment it's stored in pieces on my window sill. The turret, legs and weapon mounts are all separate pieces which slot together. Stands about 55cm tall, but that's without aerials etc.

It'll end up on a diorama eventually. The idea I have in mind is to scratch build a 3 story building on a street corner, roof blown off, windows blown and timbers and glass everywhere and the commander directing the turret's fire through a hole in the wall, into the next street. The idea is to have it as a desperate last defense in the rubble of a city, with a few Panzer Grenadiers around as support. Not too big a deal.....gulp!  :0

Thanks for all the feedback, everyone. Really kind and encouraging.

Cheers.


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