Another 1:60th Crawler Build

Discussion in 'Space & Aeronautics' started by George B, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I received the 1/96th Crawler from DM Productions, that's the one found on eBay.

    I'm looking forward to this build, the kit looks awesome and a perfect match for the LUT.

    When I build it I'm going to make it raise and lower like the real one. I'll figure something out and of course share it with your guy when I do. :)

    Hope to get started soon which will give me that kick in the butt I need and get back to work on the LUT. I'll eventually put the other crawler under Alfonso's stack....in 1:60th of course.:mrgreen:

    George

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  2. CardStalker

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    Can't wait. My best to you.
  3. Simmo

    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Oooo...look forward to watching this.
  4. NYC Irish

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    Will you be cleaning the kit up, it seems a bot over weathered than would be expected for such a new item?
    JOhn jOhn
  5. wedge

    wedge Member

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    This is really beauty :) I have Saturn 5 1:96 from plastic , so I can imagine how big it is.. :eek: So I wish you fixed hand (does it make a sense in english ? :-D )
  6. londonbluemisty

    londonbluemisty Wayne P

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    George,
    I cannot wait to see this build 1/60:thumb::thumb:
    Wayne
  7. Nando

    Nando Designer Extraordinaire

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    I cannot wait me too to see your ability applied to the building this crawler. :mrgreen:

    I received last week the same model and I found the details very well designed and weathered. But after the first impression I found that I prefer how Alfonso reproduced the support cylinders. In this model they are reproduced as drawing on a flat surface of a square pillar, and at this scale I would have preferred true cylinders. What do you think?

    Best, Nando

    PS: I apologize for my english ...:rolleyes:

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  8. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    cylinders

    No need to apologize. :)

    I hadn't really looked over the kit that well so did not notice that. Yes, I'll probably change them to true cylinders but maybe use the same graphics as the square version.

    I do like the detail of the main chassis and tracks however.

    George
  9. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Out with the old.........

    CT #1 is on it's way out from under the platform in preparation for the construction of CT #2. :mrgreen:

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  10. NYC Irish

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    Waaaa Haaa

    Very funny George, By the way, they are not models but toys if you play with them

    Best of luck with the build

    John John
  11. Simmo

    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    I was going to make a joke about the noise coming from GeorgeB's house from the traction & diesel engines as he slowly moves the crawler out from under the launch platform, but got side tracked when I read on wikipedia that the two crawlers were delivered in 1965.

    These crawlers are as old as me.....
  12. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Start

    Woohoo, I've officially started CT#2 as I call it.

    Four 8.5" x 11" sheets comprise the main body which measures a bit over 26". I don't know how you guys can work on anything smaller. :)

    Sorry about the blurry photo....to lazy to re-shoot it.

    George

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  13. Simmo

    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Would that be 'Hans' or 'Franz'? :mrgreen: I guess since you said CT#2 it would be Franz.
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    So, has anyone done a 1:48 scale yet? :mrgreen:
  15. George B

    George B Senior Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm back at it....the other crawler that it. I've completed the sub structure which is made completely out of foam core, also finished up the fuel tanks, radiators and motors. This is going to be a cool build with room for extra details. :mrgreen:

    George

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    Changes

    Well.........I've made changes already. I'm replacing the original radiators/fans/motors (seen in the previous photo) with THESE! :twisted:

    Until next time..........

    George

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    Simmo An Older Junior Member

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    Is that what they were. I like your's much better. Very nice.
  18. George B

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    Front Mod

    Hey Guys,

    After completing the new fans/radiators/motors I decided I wanted to modify the crawler kit even more. The original kit has a solid floor at the front and rear location. I went ahead and cut it out and replaced it with beam details which mirror the top. I duplicated the top graphic and laminated the two layers together.

    To give you an idea, here's what the preliminary fit looks like. I'm going to add a graphic skin to the inside walls and of course the beams on the inside still need to go in. I think it shows off the radiator details nicely and it'll be cool to be able to see completely through it.

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  19. WeeVikes

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    Yeesh, George, when do you find the time? Don't you have another modeling project to be working on? :)
    (What's that? Oh yeah, I guess my Spring Break trip did hold things up on that a but, huh?)


    This looks really great. Man, you're gonna have the entire KSC history in really big and really little size! :)

    Nice, nice work, my friend.


    Mike
  20. George B

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    Sides

    Just a quick update, I finished the sides which turned out cool. Time to move onto the front and back areas.

    Until next time........


    George

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