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zrunelord21 Sep 2017 3:18 a.m. PST

Hello again all,
A friend asked why I had used the human type vehicles for my Serpentia & I replied I would build snake men specific ones.
Well here's my wip on them.

2 sizes of washing m/c drain pipes ( just look at the lovely internal detail on the grey pipe )
Top of a plastic bottle ( to fit hose to front piece )
A lemon juice cap ( rear hatch )
Scratchbuilt front piece. ( plaster of paris & card )

I will need to add light & heavy weapons next

castrarunis.blogspot.com.mt/2017/09/home-serpens-alternative-vehicles.html

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I will need to add light & heavy weapons next

Tell me what you think .
Your feedback is welcome.
Thanks for your comments.
Z

gavandjosh02 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 9:24 p.m. PST

unusual but great.

zrunelord23 Sep 2017 10:40 a.m. PST

Thanks G,
I will post more wip & finished pics as soon as I finish them.Obviously they will have much more detail.

Unfortunately too many projects at the same time.

Z

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa24 Sep 2017 10:37 p.m. PST

Genius idea. I'd say you need a larger diameter pipe for an APC to fit the armoured snake though.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

"just look at the lovely internal detail on the grey pipe"

Too right! Wish I had an idea of how to use that detain. *sigh*

So this is supposed to be the vehicle? At first, I assumed it would be attached to/extending from something a bit more traditional.

I would have suggested at least giving it a bit of S-shape to lift the forward piece off the ground, and attach to a larger body for balance.

Or not. Like I should give YOU suggestions… ;->=

Doug

zrunelord30 Sep 2017 5:30 a.m. PST

Hello again,
Doug
re " Wish I had an idea of how to use that detail" you could always use a piece of milliput to make a press mould and use it to make iris type door frame or windows.

re "Like I should give YOU suggestions" ,
I'd honestly be offended if you didn't ;).
What's the use of asking for feedback if you can't take it ? ( reminded of the phrase " if you can't take the heat don't stay in the kitchen " from the first Robocop. Classic !!!

How about this then?

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I imagine the vehicle would emulate the creature's movement & that it moves by turning the outer shell to create slithering forward motion.The troops would be harnessed round the circumference.

The pipe will have to be hot glued or similar to the base as it has a mind of its own.I could also bend it on a template & fill it with exp foam. That should hold its shape.

So I would extend the head to have a flexible outer shell like that of a centipede. Flexi Armour.

Please DO GIVE feedback :)
Thanks
Z

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