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zrunelord21 Sep 2017 3:39 a.m. PST

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

castrarunis.blogspot.com.mt/2017/09/assault-hover-craft.html

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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.
Enjoy
Z

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 4:52 a.m. PST

That looks great!

andy

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Brilliant work!

Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

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

M C MonkeyDew21 Sep 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

FAB.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2017 9:41 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 10:31 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..

Z

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 9:06 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 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2017 10:56 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
metal-express.net

zrunelord15 Oct 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

Capn,
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.

Z

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