M808B Scorpion Tank Build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by zombieofthepast, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

  2. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Small Progress

    Ok, so I've started on the front of the body of the tank

    And attached that to the bottom piece.

    There are some small greebles on the front, tweezers reccomended!sign1
  3. tredog65

    tredog65 New Member

    Good luck on this! I know Bevbor and he does excellent work. Quite a lot of detail in most of his work.
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This should be interesting! :)
  5. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Small Update

    Ok, I built the back piece...



    With some more tiny greebles:


    And the piece that goes on with that.


    I'll try to keep working on it, but I'm pretty busy at the moment (aren't we always). Updates as soon as possible!
  6. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Thanks. It's interesting, it's not a particularly complicated model, and yet it''s got these small details that really add to the effect. It's a great model, and I can't wait to finish it!:cool:
  7. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Yep! sign1

    I've put my Tars pelican project aside (for lack of motivation) to work on this in my spare time. After I finish this I think I'll maybe finish and post Tars Pelican and then start working on the big guns, V.F.R.'s pelican!
  8. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    More Armor

    Right, so I put the side armor on...


    And began working on the small hatches that go on the top body piece




    These greebles...Man.


    On another note, here's a picture of Venus crossing in front of the Sun, which I took yesterday with a solar filter. Pretty cool, huh? :cool:


    Also, if anyone has any comments, feel free to post them. I'm somewhat new here, so any feedback would be appreciated! :twisted:
  9. lordsmiley

    lordsmiley New Member

    oh wow... at that scale, id be pulling my hair out.
    question: are you planning on hardening it and painting it? since i notice its not made from cardstock?
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That is a great picture. It was overcast in New England, what else is new! Your tank is really taking shape. I would suggest either cutting formers, or, box/rectangular structures to give it structural integrity. This will help it stand the test of time, which can be brutal for paper models. I would also consider using 110 lb. card stock, laminating it as necessary. :)
  11. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Originally, that's what I was planning, but now I'm actually thinking of this as more of a test build, with card stock being used to build the final model. Since it's not the simplest model (at least for me...), I figured that a little practice couldn't hurt.

    Yeah, it was cloudy here in Oregon right up until the transit started, then the clouds parted and you could see it perfectly.

    I wasn't sure how sound the model was, so I wanted to be able to figure out the ins and outs of the model before using cardstock.

    By the way, sorry for the long outage. Things got a little hectic around here and I didn't have time to work on the model much. I will finish this, so stay tuned! :mrgreen:
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Oregon is a state I really want to visit. I live in Connecticut. For some reason, every picture of Oregon I see draws me to it. I don't know why. It may be because of a girl I met when I was very young, and how nice she was, in a time that I didn't have many nice people around me. It's a beautiful state.

  13. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    All right, I've made a little more progress. The top of the body is now attached, and more progress on the treads. Unfortunately, no pics, and I am also leaving for Alaska for 2 weeks on Saturday. Just a small setback, and I hope to continue working on the model as soon as I get back. Sorry for the frustratingly slow progress, I just have so little time to work on this.
  14. myrmedon

    myrmedon Member

    I am a huge fan of the Halo-verse and love the vehicles. This looks to be an interesting build you have going.
  15. harmanr1

    harmanr1 New Member

    You are a master of your craft. I'm excited to see this thing finished. Post more pictures soon please! :)
  16. zwave343

    zwave343 the human lazor

    ello ello ello ello, whats all dis den? a scorpiuon tank? i was goin build this in a few days time-wasnt goin to put it in a thread.going to watch this...
  17. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    This thread is being continued by the original poster, though for now the name has changed to zombieofhtepast" due a technical problem :)

  18. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Guess what? I got into my account!bounce7balloon6:wave7:

    I won't actually have to post from the Zombieofhtepast account. I shall be beginning this project anew very soon (say in the next few days) and shall post more then. I promise promise promise that I'll be on more often and that I'll finish this.
  19. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    If you want to start the another thread in your original name, do, and I will merge this post into it. :)
  20. zombieofthepast

    zombieofthepast O.D.S.T.

    Well this thread was started with my actual account, so I can just use this one.

    Also, I've set aside time on Sunday to start the cardstock (actual) version of the tank, so look for an update then.

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