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30 Jul 2017 10:34 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "A Potential Tank, Drone, Spacesraft For Smaller Scales?" to "A Potential Tank, Drone, Spacecraft For Smaller Scales?"


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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 6:57 a.m. PST

With a little imagination, what do you see these being converted to?

They are 18mm x 9mm acrylic* rectangles with a 5mm tall pointed oval profile. Oh yes, and 2 parallel holes through them (for axles, fins, guns?):

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Dan
* So they should take paint and most glues extremely well, right? If so, this other acrylic piece should bond well to them and become a turret:
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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Dan,

Once again I have to say you find the most amazing cra…..er…stuff.

Dave
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Dave,

That's exactly what my wife says! :)

By the way, just add four round beads to those rectangular ones and you could end up with the perfect platform for a wheeled robot like this one here:

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Or if you wanted to turn them into tracked vehicles, you could sandwich a little bit of green stuff between a couple of styrene punches, by using a less expensive version of these oval and "delta" hole punching tools of course …

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TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 2:57 p.m. PST

That 'oval' can be layered up with a scissor-cut rectangle and a couple of small round punches. Soft drink lids that AREN'T PETE /1\ plastic are great for that.

Doug

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

The way the wire goes through them, you could stand them on end and make flexible barrier walls for 15mm.

You could also turn a string of them on … er … strings into a tank tread. Probably use some bottle caps inside the tread to make wheels. At 15mm (or even 28mm), it would still be a behemoth sized death machine.

Speaking of behemoth sized death machines, you could wind a wall of them around a CD and make a carnival "Roulette Wheel" ride (lovingly called the "barfatron" by my family). If you do, make sure it spins.

If you could put some nozzles at right angles in the holes, you could make a good flying platform for 15mm figures, too.

Covert Walrus30 Jul 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

They might make grav-resist urban transports for 6mm :)

leidang31 Jul 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

With the wires running through them it could be a mag lev train track of some kind.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 12:57 p.m. PST

If color makes any difference to you guys, this seller has them in a transparent smokey gray:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP07 Aug 2017 1:04 p.m. PST

If you addd a couple of fins, they could work as a whole fleet of "shuttles" similar to the one in the movie Galaxy Quest (but, at 18x9x5mm, perhaps for 3mm figures?):

Dan

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