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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Cheers guys,

    Korhedron-Are you talking from a gaming point of view?? I just prefer the look of it although this particular one is only temporary, borrowed from my Crassus project. think I'm going to use one from the dunecrawler kit, it looks more imposing.

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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrnon View Post
    Cheers guys,

    Korhedron-Are you talking from a gaming point of view?? I just prefer the look of it although this particular one is only temporary, borrowed from my Crassus project. think I'm going to use one from the dunecrawler kit, it looks more imposing.
    I was talking more from a gaming POV, yeah; but T.B.H, I wasn't meaning you in particular; this seems to be a trend now, even with Imperial Knights....

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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    @korhedron i see what you mean haven't noticed before,

    after an enforced break with work and preparing a presentation for an interview, had a chance to get on with a little bit more detailing, this time on the 2nd aux crane. been playing with ideas for the hydrolic lines and have run the main parts in brass tube, still need to make the flexi hose between the sections. few quick images attached




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    So having completely failed on the flexi hoses, so spent the weekend on another project. Had this as a box of bits for a while so didn't take long to throw together. As a base is a 2 kids toy tractor trailer. Removed the wheels and installed bitspudlo tracks. Also replaced the crude cast hatch and installed a new hatch utilising left overs from a Russ kit. Scratch built a catwalk on top and then used the ladder of the baneblade kit on the rear of the tank section. Added an extra strap around the middle of the tank body and built a new tow bar that seems to fit better with the whole model. Rivet detail added to the main body but still have the draw bar to do but that along with the paint will have to wait till next weekend.



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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Are you putting another set of tracks on the front? It looks a little odd with just one set.
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    Hadn't planned on another set of tracks. Think with a coat of primer it make it look different. The original black chassis of the toy trailer is not that clear on the pic.
    was building a generator with 2 sets of tracks but I've just won an old forgeworld one on eBay, so that project might get recycled into something else.

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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Oh, yeah! XD Nice detailing.

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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Love those hydrauliclines. To bad the flexible ones didnt work
    Like the look of that trailer. You do need to add some sort of landing gear at the front so it can be disconected from the tractor and parked where its needed
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Cheers guys,

    Kept looking at it thinking something's missing and you've hit the nail on the head there sdkfz. So with some nice weather last night, managed to primer the main body, then having read your comments, got working on the trailer jack/landing gear. Also shortens the drawbar as it just didn't quite look right.
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Forgot to attach the pics earlier, so have just uploaded a few shots.
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Thanks, just trying to help out Looking very good sofar, Mrnon. What color will it be in ?
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