Colonial Landram from Battlestar Galactica

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here is an update to this project.
    I am now working on the tracks.

    Starting with the inside half of the tracks. Here are the parts that are needed (the tracks, slats and guide posts).
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    These slats are attached first.
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    Now for the guide posts.
    *NOTE* The guide posts are (roughly) 4 - 5 mm apart, so that the wheels will fit properly.
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    The first half of the inner half of the track is done.
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    Here are both halves of the inner half of the track.
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    Both halves are connected.
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    Here are the outer halves.
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    Both the outer halves and inner halves are laminated together.
    *NOTE* make certain that you leave some overlap, so that they will connect properly.
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    Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Fleet Broadcast channels for further updates as they come in.
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    Like the real thing! :)
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    That is my goal!!!
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    The proof of concept is finished.
    I had to change the drive wheel to a 12 point wheel. After that, I wrapped the track around the wheels and everything fell into place perfectly.
    Since this is a "proof of concept" build, I did not add the blades on the tracks (there are 60 blades total).
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    (*NOTE* Even though the track system is made to look realistic, it is static.)

    I have sent all of the photos and new parts sheets to Revell-Fan for review and revision. Once the revision is finished, it will be added to the rest of the add-on components.

    Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Fleet Broadcast channels for further updates as they come in.
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  6. zathros

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    I don't think you need the blades. With all that surface area, this thing would have no trouble tracking. :)
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    True, you could put rubber pads in the place of the blades (It would make it more "street" legal).
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    I wouldn't except less! :)
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    Tracks, like in the picture below are pretty standard. Their adhesion is superior, these things do not get stuck. Hey, you should consider adding a tracked trailer. The ones below are also powered, making these tings have incredible traction. A Landram with a matching trailer would be so cool! :)

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    Since the Landram was never fully utilized to its fullest potential, there are many options to explore. So making a tracked trailer (like the one shown) would not be outside of the realm of possibilities for future add-on packets. In all actuality, something like that could (easily) be adapted and modified for a variety of different missions.
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    You could bang one out in 2 minutes! :)
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    Drive systems are completely different, just sayin'. The Imps drive like a tank, the SUSV steer by articulating. The SUSV is a beast, but breaking track is a whore, as it is a single piece continuous track, and there are four per vehicle. We had diesels in both 5 and 6 cylinders. The older 6 cylinders sounded like a tiger tank. But being constructed out of fiberglass and plywood there are some distinct disadvantages. C Battery burned down three of them (ironically, all bumper number C-25), each incident was due to the operator not releasing the hand brake, the brakes overheated, and the fiberglass and plywood bodies burned. Oh, the last vehicle was an ammo carrier, and the 105mm shells cooked off. The engine block melted and parts of that SUSV ended up in the Battalion commander boots. The engine block puddle was hung on Charlie Battery's dayroom wall. For the remainder of my time at Ft. Wainwright we did not have another C-25 in the battalion. Oh, I could go on and on about those, I have a few more war stories about the SUSV. Good times.

    Seriously, I would love to build one up in 1:18, just like we had in 5/11 FA. I have even thought about RC using Tamiya tracks and rescaling the Paper-Replika version. But that has a different rear cab.
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    Sorry to disappoint you Zathros, but I am not "Scotty" I am far from a "miracle worker" :angelic:.
    With that being said, I am still willing to work with @Revell-Fan to come up with something that will fit in nicely with the whole BSG tech.
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    And I really appreciate that! :)
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    Hello folks,

    just a quick update on the Landram boxes. I have checked the fitting of the inlet on the 1:24 model. It is fine so that the kits will be released before this weekend. I'll keep you posted. :)
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    The track systems on these vehicles (below) are really easy to fix. Patch sections bolt right in. There are some YouTube Videos of this thing going through some terrain you (me anyways) couldn't walk through!! I would love to own one of these! They are selling quite a few military surplus leftovers.:)

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    You, Revelle Fan, and Dented Rick, are some of the most prolific model builders I have ever seen. The proofs in the pudding! Home yet? :)
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    OUT(FRAKKING)STANDING!!!
    All of these are approved!!!
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