Colonial Landram from Battlestar Galactica

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  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    True, to a point, but when you consider, some private citizens are making spaceships in our deserts, and have already docked them with the I.S.S., and that one of those, can carry 7 people, and will be launched with a year, it shows that we, the people, are making our way. We the people, do what whole governments cannot do. Just a tiny bit of flag waving, every bit true, however. Also, what we send into space is classified, and nobody knows what the XB-37 is doing up there, and there was supposedly a manned option for that. There is no way of knowing if that has flown or not. That's what they, those people are doing! :)


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  2. Revell-Fan

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    Next year will see a major revision of the Landram design. I will fix the error on the turret shield (it is supposed to be attached to the turret itself and not to the rotating base). See you! :)
  3. Rhaven Blaack

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    Not only that, but you need to add seat to the turret as well.
    Well, I guess I will wait to rebuild it after you have made the changes.
  4. Revell-Fan

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    That would be wise! :)
  5. Kjev

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    Sounds great!
  6. Revell-Fan

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    Howdee, Colonial Paper Warriors! :)

    Time for an update on this.

    Since work on the Buck Rogers Land Rovers is as good as finished I'm returning to the Landram once again. As some of you might already know the turret design has a major flaw: The shield is fixed to the gunner station whereas it should have been connected to the turret to swivel along with it. The task is to change this in order to bring the model closer to the original prop vehicle. A start has been made:

    landram-turret1.jpg landram-turret2.jpg

    You see that the shield is now connected to the turret. Next will be finding a suitable swivel point and a new connection to the gunner station rotating circle. Stay tuned! :)
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This looks good so far and I am looking forward to seeing the swivel point and how it will work.
  8. Revell-Fan

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    Small progress:

    landram-turret.jpg
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That looks GREAT!!!
    I like the solution that you came up with!!!
  10. zathros

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    This is a model I have worked on to show a different way of making tracks, and the method used on most of the vehicles used in these shows. I hope the picture is self explanatory, I hope to be able to finish this model and make it available, I have not put the wheel guides to keep the tracks centered yet. Strips of cloth could be used and the tracks glued to them. This would make them work and roll around quite easily, even made into a light weight R/C vehicle. ;)

    Lavina ((There is a model of this out there, but it is too crude):

    Lavina.jpg
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  11. Revell-Fan

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    Rhaven came up with a similar solution. :)