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Author Topic: Steam Wars: The Steam Tortoise  (Read 1318 times)
keithjones
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« on: August 11, 2016, 02:07:48 am »



Beginning with an AMT Star Wars At-At Walker, I removed as many “space” details as possible and applied rivet decals and HO scale train details e.g. doors, hinges, grab handles, railings, numbers ladders, etc.  The turret gun was made from an H.O. scale oil tank and aluminum tubing.  The decks are Evergreen sheet painted Tamiya Linoleum Brown. The smoke stack is Evergreen tubing topped with an H.O. chimney detail part. One segment of the “legs” was removed in order to bring it closer to the ground.  The overall color is  Testor’s  Metallic Copper topped with Tamiya Smoke.  Brass grommets served as windows.  Various jewelry and brass pieces finished off the piece.

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Otto Von Pifka
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 06:36:18 am »

aside from weathering the feet and legs a bit, it looks just about perfect!

it could use red and green navigation lamps on the sides of the head as well as one of those great swivelly spotlights too, maybe under the chin?

excellent rendition air, very good indeed!
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Steam Titan
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fulgur adducere


« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 06:10:50 pm »

At a glance I thought the cannon on the back was a top hat for a moment. Looks great
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Kevin C Cooper Esq
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 07:27:40 pm »

A very nice piece of modding and very well executed.
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MooseMeister
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2016, 10:28:46 pm »

Very cool and very well executed!
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Will Howard
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2016, 12:25:31 am »

As a Steampunk AND a model Railroader, I'd say that you have combined the two fields quite artfully.
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Banfili
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2016, 12:56:04 am »

Sweet!
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keithjones
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2016, 04:31:45 pm »

Thanks to all for the compliments!  "Star Wars" stuff makes a great blank slate for steampunk modifications.
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Maets
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 01:58:16 am »

Just watch out for the steam saber.  Nice model.
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Gregor
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2016, 02:56:44 am »

Very nicely done sir!
Now.
Let me know when it is fully armed and operational.
There is a terrifying Toy Poodle next door that, errr, often soils my lovely tea-roses bed.  LOL

but really, super job!

Cheers - g
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keithjones
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2016, 03:49:39 am »

Very nicely done sir!
Now.
Let me know when it is fully armed and operational.
There is a terrifying Toy Poodle next door that, errr, often soils my lovely tea-roses bed.  LOL

but really, super job!

Cheers - g


Well, it has done battle with The Corporate Automaton



Thanks for the kind words!

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montrehomme 50
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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2016, 02:35:30 pm »

It is a Lovely piece, and having Steampunked one myself, I know how much work goes into it!, very well done sir.



Mine says hello!  Grin
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Banfili
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2016, 05:19:56 am »

keithjones, love The Corporate Automaton - can see how well the two go together.
Proper jobs all round, chaps!
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keithjones
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2016, 02:56:20 am »

It is a Lovely piece, and having Steampunked one myself, I know how much work goes into it!, very well done sir.



Mine says hello!  Grin


Merci beaucoup!!  Yours is well done.  The various Star Wars models are excellent blank slates for steampunk modifications.
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keithjones
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 02:40:11 am »

The Tortoise & I picked up an award in December:

http://www.dvsm.org/Newsletters/Delaware%20Valley%20Scale%20Modelers%20Newsletter-January2017.pdf

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frances
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2017, 10:33:53 pm »

Well done Mr Jones.
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Banfili
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« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2017, 01:06:51 am »

Congratulations, Mr Jones - and very well done to the tortoise, too!
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