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#51 olescratch

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:49 PM

Evil minded are we?  Where did you get the idea of putting a soldier, dressed for battle,  at the wheel?  


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:11 PM

Watching the show "Orville" I thought an alien figure would make a cool driver.

 

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I looked at action figures at WalMart. Most are too big, or cost more than I want to spend just to get the torso.

 

When walking my dog, I find lost abandoned toys. I found the Lego and instantly thought, Bingo, hot rod driver for my H Power Monster :D. The price was right :dance3:

 

His flak jacket held a grenade, has night vision DVR mounted on his helmet, an MP-5 in one hand and a fish in the other. What the fish is used for, I'm not sure. Maybe a dust buster-type vacuum?

 

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He lost both legs in a "training incident" because they got in the way of the lead wires :laugh2:


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

And I thought that you didn't have a sense of humor, insane!


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:09 PM

Driver is secured to the motor with mounting tape

 

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Windows will be cut out for weapons access.

No steering wheel needed, as both driver and vehicle have fly-by-thought control technology.

If the driver fails to survive a mission, we can continue to operate the vehicle via remote from The Wolcott Ranch :laugh2: :crazy:


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:27 PM

Love it.
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

I think someone may need to pay Pablo a visit, just to make sure everything is OK!  Love the effect.  Is that the body in the pic?


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:36 PM

Yes, that is "the body" :)

I'd show it, but the red Testors enamel I used for the tail lights is taking forever to dry.

 

As far as a "welfare check visit", don't bother, John, I've been certifiable for years :D

It's snowing here so you'd biff en-route anyway :laugh2:


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:31 PM

OK!


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

I can't have my driver running around waving a tan colored MP-5 and grenade -

people would be laughing at him. So I painted them, and the pins, Tamiya NATO Black

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:00 PM

Yeah!  I'm pretty sure that people will take him seriously now!  Good job, on the chassis, body, and the driver!  Thanks for posting the build!


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:12 PM

H Power monster is done. Thanks to Gary Stelter for rear wheel inserts :friends:

 

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Lego driver has moveable arms to aim and deploy his weapons

 

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"Yeah, you son of a blick, go ahead and pass me on the left, it's all clear :diablo:

 

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"or the right. It's all good" :laugh2:

 

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:49 PM

That has to break some sort of track rules....  :victory:


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:58 PM

Somebody better do a "check" soon lol!  Nice build, another recycled recovery!


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:57 AM

How does he do it? Beautiful! Mean looking too. 😵☠️😁
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:50 PM

Thanks for the kudos :)

The Mop-n-Glo polish wasn't working well on the body, so I tried Lemon Pledge - much better.

 

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Next track test 6 Jan 2018.

Nerf you into the wall, shoot your tires flat with the MP-5, or a grenade tumbling at you, take your pick :diablo:


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Posted 02 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

Track test results were fine, no problems.

It's a really heavy, stable car with no bad habits.

 

BUT

 

Billy Watson's scratchbuilt '34 Ford with a vintage brick padlock motor runs as good, if not better, on the track.

So I have had a change of heart. Pretty simple, actually - the brick turd chassis has to go.

 

I'll scratchbuild a proper chassis for the car.

Then I'll have two brick turd chassis for sale, cheap :)

 

Next step:

Disassembly :dance3:


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:58 PM

Disassembly was fun :) Now I begin again, with a clean slate  :dance3: 

No rules, just pure scratchbuilding :crazy:

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 09:16 PM

Choices - my vintage boxes of horrors contained three chassis possibilities:

 

-adjustable inline chassis

 

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-sidewinder bracket

 

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-Dynamic bracket

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 05:48 PM

I ran into the same problem with both the sidewinder brackets - the axle is so far from the pinion, it's near impossible to find a gear/wheel OD combo that will work. The freaky deeky inline is a possibility - it's adjustable in many ways. Most of the brass sits way above ground zero but it doesn't matter much because it's light weight.

 

The only way to see if the freaky inline will work is to disassemble it. So here we go. At some point it's going to need to be done anyway, so even if it's a failure for this project, it's not wasted effort :)

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:18 PM

The inline appears to be a Monogram chassis.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:24 PM

Thanks, Bill. It is a pretty well designed unit.

The motor appears stock and it was geared 2.4 to one :o

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

I think this is going to work fine. All it needs is some love, less screws, and lots of bracing :)

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

No need for the broken rear deck so it was discarded.

Since the "X strength waffling" on the front deck raises the .025 thick brass an additional 30 thou,

in the interest of making the deck without a slope, I made the new rear deck piece .025 X 1/4 brass :D

 

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WB is 4.5" and the stock Monogram front flag/axle holder gizmo isn't long enough, so I discarded it also

 

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Found a pair of new vintage bushings that are an exact match for the well worn originals :dance3:

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:16 PM

1/8" bushings with the small flat like that shown are Revell.  It was done so the bushings wouldn;t rotate in their aluminum chassis. The chassis's bushing hole had a matching flat too. As I recall, these bushings were an odd diameter, neither 3/16" nor 1/4".


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:27 PM

Exactly correct, Bill, the OD is 7/32. Your memory is as sharp as it was the day I met you :good:


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