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zrunelord21 Sep 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Hello again all,
And yet another project which I have almost finished.




Scratchbuilt Assault Hover Craft.
One is a small cabin light weapon 8 man craft & the other is a larger heavy weapon 5 man one.

Oh & if your wondering where i got the parts…. here's the list.

The hull is made from the plastic of a CRT monitor anti eye strain screen ( remember those mesh like ones that used to darken monitors ? ) It takes Poly glue , what more could you ask for ? :):):)
The floor is a piece of VHS video tape.
The Cabin is plaster of paris + card
The hatch is the top of a pen cap.
and the weapons & the crew are AA ones.

Perhaps you remember that beach painting I did, well the plan is to have these, converted WW2 Buffalos, Landing craft etc.

Tell me what you think
Thanks for your comments.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 5:52 a.m. PST

That looks great!


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

Brilliant work!

cloudcaptain21 Sep 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

Nice work! Really looks the part. Thanks for citing your materials.

M C MonkeyDew21 Sep 2017 10:17 a.m. PST


Andrew Walters22 Sep 2017 10:41 a.m. PST

Most excellent. I wish there were pictures during construction, I think you have a lot to teach the rest of us.

zrunelord23 Sep 2017 11:31 a.m. PST

Thanks all & you're welcome.
Andrew ,thanks for the feedback,I will do something like that soon, a bit of work but do able.

Honestly this build is not that difficult.The plastic frame had rounded corners so it was only a case of measuring,cutting at 90° and gluing using poly glue. The base is a piece of the underside of a VHS cassette sawn to size & there are ploads of different textures (whilst on the subject of VHS, the cassettes have loads of nice parts inside BUT be prepared for a trial of nerves if you decide to unspool the tape to take out the 2 white spool bases.I suggest you wear gloves as I don't know what chemicals it has on it, always better to be safe).

I use a Japanese saw rather than a modelling saw as I find it cuts better as it clogs much less.
The cabin is a carved piece of plaster of paris. The window slits were made with an office hand binding m/c out of card. The turret hatch was a ballpen cap sawn off at the tip….

If you need more info you can always you can send me an email at zrunelord at gmail dot com..


Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 10:06 p.m. PST

Perhaps you should have the craft flying a unit pennant with "A légpárnásom tele van angolnákkal (my hovercraft is full of eels)" emblazoned on it.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian Inactive Member08 Oct 2017 11:56 a.m. PST

"A légpárnásom tele van angolnákkal (my hovercraft is full of eels)"

Perfect. I'm stealing this. evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

zrunelord15 Oct 2017 11:45 p.m. PST

It would make a nice touch but writing that on 15mm would be nigh suicidal !!! A laser printer might just work …

Could make an abbreviation ,though or an eel motif.


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