1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

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1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:55 pm

Hi All,

For little Wars this year I am going to run a fast small game unlike last years ACW Olustee extravaganza, from that experience I think smaller and quicker is better for the public to get involved in and watch. So it'll be a FUBAR VSF for which I'll need a Martian tripod, now rather than use one of my smaller AD ones I have I've decided to make something a little bigger.

Okay so a couple of plastic cups, some styrene tube, some sheet strene, a couple of goggle eyes and some Lego bits later...

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The picture figure is 28mm so you can get an idea of its size...

It's got rocket launchers attached but still needs the heat ray and smoke discharger so I gotta check my parts box for something suitable.

Also I think I need a large green or red button for the eye so off to Spotlight me thinks :D

Cheers!
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Re: 1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod WIP Update 1/2/2016

Post by Captain Darling » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:57 am

Okay my Tripod is all tooled up, three black smoke dischargers across the front, two rocket launcher pods one on each side and the ubiquitous heat ray mounted low....just some detailing of the melon head is required and maybe a couple of tentacle arms then its ready to paint so I can start testing the 'Martian Attack' scenario :D

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Re: 1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

Post by Captain Darling » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:09 pm

Hi All,

Completed picture of this critter in action:

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More pictures, some fluff and the build details on the blog:

http://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporiu ... ot.com.au/

Cheers!
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Re: 1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

Post by Admin Fella » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:50 pm

Now that is very cool! :)

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Re: 1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

Post by scannablegoose » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:02 pm

Wow!
Very Nice.
I wasn't sure where you were going with it in the first picture, but the finished product looks great.

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Re: 1/56 Scratchbuilt Martian Tripod - Completed Picture Added

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:56 am

Hey guys thanks for the comments!

I was trying to get a 1950's science fiction look but with a Victoriana finish.... :?
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