Spider mech Tarantula

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Vger1981, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Vger1981

    Vger1981 Member

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    This one started as a simple "Build your own mech" challenge model. Well, this is the result. :mrgreen:
    SketchUp model first:
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    And.. Let's go:
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  2. sidewinder81777

    sidewinder81777 Midnight Modeler

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    WOW thats excellent work and an awesome design!
  3. Strode

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    Thats amazing! great job
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is indeed a very interesting design.
    You are doing a GREAT job on it.
    I will be following this thread.
  5. Revell-Fan

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    jawdrop HOLY FRAK! jawdrop

    This is awesome!


    It reminds me a bit of the replicators from Stargate albeit this design is much cooler. I can imagine it with a weathered brass / copper finish and even some little exhaust pipes on the back (steam punk'd! :thumb:).

    Do the legs move? Is it possible to add a third pair of legs to come even closer to a real spider? Will you make the template available for download when the build is complete?
  6. arkon

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    that iscool!!! i want one!

    steampunk seems definitly doable.
  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Damn.....this is looking nice!
  8. Rogerio Silva

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    Absolutely great! The detailing is fabulous!
  9. Vger1981

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    Thanks boys! Revell-Fan: Model is finished now, and, unfortunately all files was lost due to the hdd crash on my pc last year, but can be recreated easily, if I'll have some spare time, it's a simple model. Legs are slightly moveable forwards/backwards, just to adjust the pose of the beast.
    Ok, let's see some photos:
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    Enough detailing, base coat with pre-shading airbrushed:
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    ..and final colour..:
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    One leg is salvaged from another machine, Navy one perhaps....:
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    Final coat? Who said that? Hair spray and lighter green applied, then brushed down...
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    Well, yes admin, you can move this thread to some plastic forum now...
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  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    aw├ęsome..

    sorry, i don't have another word for this :)
  11. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    The model is fantastic.
    The details are superb....
    But, that paint job......... Superbly brilliantly fantastic!!!1
    LOVE IT!!!
  12. Revell-Fan

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    This is a masterpiece! Very well done! (Too bad that the plans are lost..!)
  13. ThunderChild

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    Holy crap! That's one of the best weathering jobs Ive ever seen! Congrats!
  14. blueyeppoon

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    Wow!!!!!!!
    Fantastic!!!!!
  15. zathros

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

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    Wow! That is incredible! That has to be one of the best concept to finished products I've ever seen. The texturing is so good it looks like it's been around for quite some time and is made out of some kind of heavy iron. Man, this is so far over the top. It is really masterful, artistic, and engineering at it's best. Thanks You for posting this. It is inspirational! :)
  16. Vger1981

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    Thanks boys, I'm so very glad you all like it! :)
    And I've got some few more for you, of course...
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    In rust we trust? Something like that...
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    Some "action" shots...:
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  17. Vger1981

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    ...and one small plaster teaser...: :mrgreen:
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    Some of those scenes are downright creepy!! Great concept!
  20. Vger1981

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    The base is made of hardened styrene (heat insulation stuff), and gypsum plaster blocks broken down to imitate ruins.
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    Beer is good...
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    This guy is about two inches tall, made of paper and putty. Big gun comes from 1:48 bomber plane.
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    Final shots:
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    Enjoy! :wave: