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Rocket Sled!

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As many VL members know I've been working on a new moc that will briefly be at the Empress Festival of Trees, but will be at future shows as well.

It's a 3x (or Triplo ) scale version of the 1981 set 6801 Rocket Sled
http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/6801-1
[img:350:305]http://media.peeron.com/pics/inv/setpic ... thumb2.jpg[/img]

The theme of this year's event is 3x so I made a bunch of Triplo bricks to start with to get the feel of the scale:
[img:2610:1840]http://i.imgur.com/anvccMr.jpg[/img]

Here is the finished model:
[img:405:720]https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 0195_n.jpg[/img]

I saw a colour variation on the net and was already thinking it would be fun to make a little fleet of them so...
[img:3264:1840]http://i.imgur.com/kWWVk0n.jpg[/img]

I've made the walky talky and gun ( not pictured yet ) and still have to polish off the fig.

I'll take better pics later but here is what the inside of the panel looks like ( mostly, made a couple more changes since these pics )
[img:3264:1840]http://i.imgur.com/oouNxuA.jpg[/img]
[img:3264:1840]http://i.imgur.com/JoLkVhf.jpg[/img]

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Dude, sweet.

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It's more or less done with the fig now, though I will probably do more tweaking. I'll take better pics of it all later, but this will give you a quick idea

[img:577:1024]http://i.imgur.com/lQZt8zHh.jpg[/img]

[img:577:1024]http://i.imgur.com/cYX5s1xh.jpg[/img]

[img:1024:577]http://i.imgur.com/nQzm6tIh.jpg[/img]

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It's like a rocket sled on rails :)

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I'm possibly a bit obsessed.

New gun design ( not that I posted the old gun design ) suggested by Rod. The big difference is the handle is a tube instead of a plate. I was using the modified clip with 2 rings to make the t-joint but that resulted in a plate handle. Rod's great suggestion was to use the actual gun that was being modelled! Made for a very meta meta situation, and a perfect solution.

I've already boiled down the logo to just 3 parts ( hoho! ) and will inevitably do more tinkering.

[img:1596:2048]http://i.imgur.com/39Dhy5l.jpg[/img]

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[img:1840:3264]http://i.imgur.com/mSJuAyY.jpg[/img]

Made changes to arms and legs that I'm pretty happy with, much more stable and closer to being on model.

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Post by Caimbul »

Damn!

That is awesome!

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