BSG Snowram

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is my latest project. It is the Snowram from BSG (TOS) in 1:32 scale designed by Revell-fan, and is available here in the download section.
    I am building this one the same way (with extra added detail) as I build the other two Landrams

    Starting with the lights and main wind screen. I raised the lens panels.
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    Here is the front cabin.
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    Front cabin assembled.
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    Front panels raised.
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Front lower armour plates attached.
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    Door panel added (with raised frame), Side step under door laminated three times, vent below and in front of the door is recessed and the detail is raised.
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    Close-up of the vent and the raised panel in front of it.
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    Close-up of the step and some detail of the door.
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    Close-up of the door.
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    Door view port, and greebles added.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Close-up of the door and some other components.
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    Left side complete.
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    Right side complete.
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    Detailed shots of various components.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More close-ups of the detailed components on the right side.
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    Close-up of the front upper section of the cabin
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    The cabin is now complete.
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    On to the ground plate, and running gear.
  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Good start and greebles do add to a well built model. Some where, I saw a while back the model with an interior built into it, somewhat like the Lost in Space rover. Do not know how far into it nut you may consider an interior for it. I did a google and found some more details for the interior and as reference material. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10867551@N00/sets/72157601823408805/
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words of encouragement, and the link. Those photos are really good for the interior. I will talk to Revell-fan about an add-on kit for the LR (as well as forward this link to him.)

    I have thought about the interior for this, but I am too far along. I would have to start all over again. Although (for future builds before the add-on kit is made), I could use parts from the Chariot to creat an interior based on the photos in the link that you sent me.
  7. ASC Mclaren

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    Very nice RB!
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Long time no see ASC. I am glad you like it. What sort of project do you have going now?

    Ground plate assembled
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    Main drive section.
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    Gear box for main wheels added.
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    Added little detail.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Main gear drive added (As you can see, I raised some of the detail of the gear box.)
    (I also took the tow hitch off the chariot and added it to the Snowram for added detail).
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    Now on to the wheels and treads.
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    Good job! And good that you mention the Chariot. Recently I found out that I erred when I christened that model. What I called "Chariot" is actually the Colonial "Power Sled". The "Chariot" is the vehicle from "Lost In Space". Sorry! :oops:
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    I just found a set of rubber tracks in my Barn. I think I could make one of these using them. The motor and chassis are there, too wide but could be cut down, or a new one made, so I have the wheels and all. I like these things. Hmmm!?!
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    Lovely! I think the Ram is one of the few vehicles which literally scream for being built with working lights and a motor.
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    Update

    Wheel attached.
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    Tracks and treads attached.
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    Ground Plate attached.
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    Front cabin is attached.
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    Now to start on the cargo room and gunner section.
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    Update

    I have started on the gun turret.

    Here is the blast armor for the gun.
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    Here is the fire control unit.
    As you can see, I have recessed the screen, raised the button panels, and made the handles thicker so the fire buttons would look like real buttons.
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    Close-up of the fire control.
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    Fire control is attached to the turret.
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    Close-up of the fire control.
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    Close-up shots fo the cargo section to show the detailed parts.
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    Close-up shots of the gun and turret.
    As you can see, I raised the targeting lights
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Cargo / gunner section is mounted to the rest of the SR.
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    Snowram is complete (with the exception of the luggage rack).
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    Next will be the Luggage rack (and an added surprise)

    ENJOY!!!