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Imperial Creative Engineering => Custom Vehicles => Topic started by: JDeck on October 28, 2014, 01:37:58 PM

Title: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on October 28, 2014, 01:37:58 PM
This is what I call an AT-SC All Terrain Scout Cannon. The basic idea is a mobile E-WEB heavy repeating blaster. Because its extremely impractical to have five plus men carrying such a cumbersome weapon. It has an all-weather night vision macrolense viewport. Its a comfy one seater  with no need for an assistant driver. The only drawback is it would take a highly skilled driver to operate.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: Tamer on October 29, 2014, 03:05:48 AM
Pretty interesting variation. I will be following its progress.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on October 29, 2014, 07:53:43 AM
I feel like the main cannon is a bit over the top but I designed it to be long range hence the need for a macrolense viewport. It just seems too long I think I'll cut the suppressor part off not sure though. It was sort of an evolutionary process of adding things on without much forethought.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on October 29, 2014, 11:56:54 AM
I got rid of that button that actuates the walking mechanism and added some greebles to cover the hole. Also I added some detail parts and accessories to the back of the turret. Like generators and heating elements since its mainly built for cold environments. Plus the large cannon would need a large generator. This is a picture I took right after I put a coat of black on. I'll probably add more details but this is what I have so far. Played around with the idea of having a droid assisted central computer like an astro droid since its only a one seater but decided against it.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on October 29, 2014, 01:34:13 PM
I'm getting to the point where I need to address the legs. My thoughts are I might need to sacrifice articulation for strength and stability. Plus the legs and feet look goofy. The footpads I'll make similar to the AT-AT. 
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: Tamer on October 31, 2014, 02:49:14 AM
I can't fault your logic. Looking forward to seeing this finished off.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on November 01, 2014, 12:39:45 PM
I ran into a slight problem with the legs. I gutted the entire walking mechanism so I have to rebuild and reinforce them I may have to make the legs static with no articulation.

   " I assure you, Lord Vader  this weapon will be operational as planned."
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: hemble on November 02, 2014, 04:27:52 AM
I like what you have done so far to the walker and the BFG is a nice touch, I look forward to seeing this project complete.

Ron
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 06, 2014, 03:24:56 PM
Another interesting idea! I agree the front gun would look better without the suppressor.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on November 06, 2014, 05:00:41 PM
I just hope I can take the suppressor off without ruining the rest. I used a copper tube for the barrel and the suppressor is glued around it. Maybe I can bust up the suppressor  use my tube cutter.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on November 12, 2014, 08:28:23 PM
The AT-SC mobile heavy repeating blaster is not quite finished. Its still in its early stages. I want to ajust the stance add a few minor details then paint it. I am eager to finish because I have another cool vehicle under my hat.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: Tamer on November 13, 2014, 03:59:01 AM
Time for a front page update. Looks great to me.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on November 13, 2014, 08:50:22 AM
I still don't like those foot pads. They remind me of one of those puppies with the big goofy feet. I think I might figure out a way to modify them to look more AT-AT like.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: hemble on November 15, 2014, 03:27:10 PM
I like the look of this design and it will look great once you have painted it.

Ron
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: Luke Sprywalker on November 18, 2014, 03:34:04 PM
Great looking AT-ST and I love the gun mods!
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards. TX.130t imperial
Post by: JDeck on November 18, 2014, 03:57:55 PM
     While I'm waiting for paint to dry I'd like to show you all an upcoming project. When I said I had something under my hat I wasn't referring to this ill do that one later but this is a republic fighter tank I got cheaper than dirt. Its missing some parts but I'm making a custom anyway. I'll just rebuild the cannons and turret then paint it a nice imperial grey. Not much just what they call a resto-mod.

        Been coming up with some  mockup prototype anti-airspeeder cannons. Unfortunately my local hobby shop is low on styrene so I'll have to order some which will take a few days. I would like to do a quad setup two on each side then an anti-infantry repeater on a ring turret up top.
          Or shave the sides of the turret and have a single anti-armor cannon in a closed custom made turret. I'm still in the brainstorming process it sort of helps to type it out.
Title: Re: potj walker concept All Terrain Scout Cannon
Post by: JDeck on November 18, 2014, 06:42:25 PM
The AT-SC is pretty much done. I wanted to make it like a preproduction prototype awaiting approval from the Emperor.

   I like the white but I might darken it with a grey or black wash. I built it as sort of a concept. Just to see what it would look like. Its pretty cool if I decide to revisit it or build a mark II it will be more detailed.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on November 23, 2014, 06:24:02 AM
       I just started on this project I'll leave the design a mystery but I'm using a 2003 vintage TIE fighter cockpit. So far I've put 5hrs into grinding, cutting, patching, sanding and filling the surface but I still have a lot to do.

       I cut the hinges, casted greebles and casting marks off the front patched the holes, closed the gap on the cockpit lid. Next I'll build the interior I won't do much just what's directly behind the glass. Then add surface details.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards.
Post by: hemble on November 23, 2014, 11:56:29 PM
Ok this to me looks like it could be a tie tank????

Ron
Title: TIE Intruder.
Post by: JDeck on November 24, 2014, 05:06:47 AM
Ahh I'm not good at keeping secrets. I was thinking about a tank buster airspeeder. Air support for walkers. I'm designing it for atmospheric flight. Twin ion afterburner engines and non solar panel wings missiles that sort of thing. Although a tie repulsorlift  tank would be cool.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards. TIE Intruder
Post by: Sjefke on November 24, 2014, 08:32:11 AM
       I just started on this project I'll leave the design a mystery but I'm using a 2003 vintage TIE fighter cockpit. So far I've put 5hrs into grinding, cutting, patching, sanding and filling the surface but I still have a lot to do.

       I cut the hinges, casted greebles and casting marks off the front patched the holes, closed the gap on the cockpit lid. Next I'll build the interior I won't do much just what's directly behind the glass. Then add surface details.

This sounds like one of my timelines.  Thank The Maker there's another mortal customizer on this sight.  ;-)

I'm loving your Step by Step process and cant wait to see the finished vehicle.  I was kinda hoping for a TIE Defender before the reveal, but this will will be very cool too.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards.
Post by: JDeck on November 24, 2014, 09:04:21 AM
Thanks its good have someone appreciate my designs. Yeah I could have gone in multiple directions with the TIE but I feel like the Empire needs air support for their armored divisions to be able to conquer entire planets. I don't think a TIE starfighter would perform well in atmospheric conditions.
   
     It'll just take a while before I can start on the "wings" I have to fix some of Hasbro's mistakes first. That's why I'm taking a break from REVELL and MPC models they were cool but just a ton of work, like the raised panel lines those are irritating.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards.
Post by: JDeck on November 27, 2014, 06:09:56 PM
I started on the interior. I didn't do the best greeble job I was watching a non star wars sci-fi movie the other day that might have influenced me,  but it looks really technological. That sort of "guts on the outside" look. I'm not sure how far I'll go with the interior I just want to get to the meat and potatoes of the project.
     I made that wire harness in the front out of a 1/25 car floor pedels. The monitor is a 1/24 cylinder head. The rest are just random parts.
      Before I button up the cockpit I'll be sure to clean the windshield with some future.

        The picture on the bottom is a ww2 German plane I figured its good inspiration it sort of looks like a TIE windshield.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards.
Post by: JDeck on November 29, 2014, 02:39:40 PM
Its still in mockup mode I still need to do a few things before I button up the cockpit. I need to build the other engine and build the wings but this is a rough idea of what I'm going for. That's enough for today though.

    I think I'll redesign the engine a little. I'm changing directions slightly. It will all make sence in the end.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on November 30, 2014, 12:50:04 PM
I redesigned the engine placement it sort of goes with my original concept drawings. The wings will follow the engine lines and fold up like an imperial shuttle. I'll build some kind of landing gear later on. I'll design some mechanism concting the cockpit, engine and wings on the top half covering the holes on the sides. Armament will be concussion missiles, cluster missiles, medium blaster cannons.
Title: Re: JDeck driveyards.
Post by: Tamer on December 01, 2014, 03:46:13 AM
This looks interesting so far.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on December 01, 2014, 05:42:50 PM
I built a mockup trial wing out of foam core which will be close to the thickness slightly thicker. Reminds me of the tail-section of a ww2 bomber.I like the inverted "gull wing" design.  just a few modifications and adjustments before I make a template. Maybe I'll make it longer on the bottom till it almost touches the ground when landed. Change the shape of the upper part. Its subject to change I'm just too beat to figure it out tonight. I know its sac religious to have a TIE without solar wings, but it's built specifically for
atmospheric flight  like an airspeeder more or less. I figured I would share it meybe I'll get some feedback.

       I made the landing gear out of an MPC AT-ST  "ankle" and a millennium falcon foot.
I grinded the hull a little more to make the engine fit better.
        If you squint long enough you can imagine the other side and how it will look completed.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: hemble on December 04, 2014, 02:04:22 PM
This is starting to look great.

Ron
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on December 04, 2014, 07:23:12 PM
This is starting to look great.

Ron

Thank you Ron. the problem with building custom one of a kind vehicles or figures, your never sure how it will turn out or if anyone else thinks its cool. I spent a lot of time in trial and error. I built three different engines and a few different wing designs now that I know what I'm going with it should come together quickly.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: hemble on December 04, 2014, 09:16:41 PM
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Thank you Ron. the problem with building custom one of a kind vehicles or figures, your never sure how it will turn out or if anyone else thinks its cool. I spent a lot of time in trial and error. I built three different engines and a few different wing designs now that I know what I'm going with it should come together quickly.

Anytime mate and always remeber that if people don't think it's cool that's fine as long as your happy with what you have done. And I custom doesn't have to be accurate even if it is a movie prop figure etc. From the dictionary - Customizing - to modify or build according to individual or personal specifications or preference.

Ron
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on December 07, 2014, 04:24:22 PM
Making progress on my TIE Intruder, I had to take a few steps back in order to move forward but I think I'm on track. I like the twin cannons above the engines they came off a 1/700 battleship. I just need to add some greebles and mechanisms the only problem is it has to be symmetrical so everything I do to one side needs to be done on the other sometimes inverted.

Had to go with a different landing gear in a different position you can barely see it but that's how I like it. Had to modify the hull to fit the engines better and filled all the gaps with putty and greebled over them. I put the tank tracks on the front top just like ILM did on theirs. I'll add some more surface details as I go. I have some 1/35 105mm rounds I'll convert to missiles and fix them on a rocket pod where the original lasers were.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on December 09, 2014, 02:48:13 PM
Did some more greeble work on the weapon system. I started on the rocket pod. Its just a test run I'll fool around with it a little more. Add a few more greebels I want to change the rocket pod just have to figure it out.

Its starting to look tough. Can't wait to build the wings.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on December 10, 2014, 03:15:30 AM
Looks tough on the front page too.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: mr.Jedi1977 on December 11, 2014, 07:45:15 PM
I really like the way this is turning out ! look forward to seeing this completed
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on December 11, 2014, 08:02:15 PM
    I'm figuring out how I want to lay out the panels. After that the vertical wing and that's about it!

    Ahhh these panels won't work. I'm going with a mosaic pattern I was hoping the PE panels would suffice so I didn't have to cut styrene panels.
   
    This will more or less do it I did my mosaic pattern using different thickness styrene then added my photo etched panels of different shapes. Sort of has that art deco look. Now I get to do the other side! Yeaaaaay!
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on December 14, 2014, 05:05:14 AM
Like that driver doing the work.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards. TIE Intruder
Post by: JDeck on December 14, 2014, 03:08:37 PM
I finished the other horizontal wing its not exactly symmetrical because I thought that would be boring. I worked on the rocket pod a little. I added a shroud and two medium blaster cannons on each side.

P.S I'm selling my dropcloth as modern art. Lol. I haven't changed it in a while. I also use it as a palate to mix my paints. And wipe my brush for dry brushing.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: hemble on December 26, 2014, 04:27:36 PM
This is looking awesome already mate, keep up the excellent work and look forward to seeing more progress.

Ron
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on December 26, 2014, 09:09:39 PM
Thanks bud. I've been wanting to finish just been busy/tired lately. I'll jump on it this weekend. I have a cool diorama in mind just need minor parts to come in.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 03, 2015, 07:24:07 PM
Still working.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: krztfr on January 03, 2015, 11:21:31 PM
Love the wielding pic very nice touch. I was wondering what did you do to cover the holes on the sides after you took the wings and connectors off. I got two huge holeso the side of my tiewalker project and trying to figure out how to cover them.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 04, 2015, 07:12:52 AM
Love the wielding pic very nice touch. I was wondering what did you do to cover the holes on the sides after you took the wings and connectors off. I got two huge holeso the side of my tiewalker project and trying to figure out how to cover them.

What I did to cover the holes was i cut the hole in a rectangle shape. I glued a sheet of styrene in back of it. Then cut a sheet the same size as the hole and glue it to the backplate I just made. After that I  covered in putty sanded it and added greebles.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 25, 2015, 02:22:49 PM
I started piddling around with my repulsorlift TX-130t. I built this gun based on the design of what I think is the most badass gun the 88mm FLAK, it was used as antiaircraft, anti-tank, anti-infantry. used on ships, tanks or as a stand alone artillery. But anyways, These guns are completely scratch built using styrene tubes and rods. I also used parts from my greeble collection.  This "tank" is going to be a real simple parts replacement and paint job not a total overhaul like I want but its too time consuming to rebuild the entire thing. When I bought this it was missing the guns and the turret so that's all I'm replacing on this one.

Its also the prototype for my SB-920 cannon I'm developing for my Death star gunners. The SB-920 was the weapon used against the rebels when they attacked the first Death star. I'll make that one a little bigger and more accurate. This is a variation used on land vehicles
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on January 26, 2015, 06:26:23 AM
Definitely reminds me of the vintage death star cannon! Off to share.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 26, 2015, 08:07:25 AM
Thanks Tamer once again for the FP feature. It does look a lot like the vintage DS cannon. I'll lighten it up a bit give it some variation in color. My biggest obstacle is the turret and hatch combo. I'll figure that out somehow.

I'm liking this project its sort of like my ww2 mashups in reverse I'm taking ww2 tech and converting it to star wars.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 26, 2015, 07:18:13 PM
This is a shot of the right cannon unpainted. It gives you an idea of how small parts come together to make one piece.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Thorsdad on January 26, 2015, 08:28:02 PM
I love your idea of using the 88.  I was going to do the same thing on some of my projects.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 26, 2015, 11:16:06 PM
Thanks Thorsdad, I find it cool that Lucas used real guns for props like the DLT-21 repeater is an mg34. The "sandtrooper bfg" is a British Lewis LMG. the E-11 blaster is a modified sterling mg. I just like to take those kinds of ideas and run with them.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Starchaser on January 27, 2015, 11:42:30 AM
You have a great eye for detail. The gun looks really fantastic. I'm curious to see the tank when it's complete.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 27, 2015, 01:12:20 PM
Thanks starchaser. It looks a lot better than my first prototype (Pictured) . I needed time away from it to really come up with some ideas.
     But now I'm trying to find parts for my turret cupola. I'm thinking about a modified flashlight head I just need to find the right size.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 27, 2015, 07:31:44 PM
This is the coolest thing I've made all day. Its an articulating machine gun mount for my cupola. Its made from the black series stormtrooper E-11 folding stock and a small piece of tube connecting it to the DLT-21 repeater. This isn't the final position, I need to build the rest of the cupola. I'll work out the kinks as I go.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on January 28, 2015, 03:38:27 AM
Nice. Off to share.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 28, 2015, 03:12:31 PM
Always appreciate the FP features, Tamer. Not much to report today, just experimentations leading to frustration. It took Thomas Edison a thousand tries or so to make a filament that worked, so yeah Its kinda like that.

    This is what it looks like so far. I'll probably paint it a light panzer grey. Add some eyelids and a few surface details. Might do that while I wait for a stroke of genius on this cupola dilemma.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on January 29, 2015, 03:42:01 AM
Keep after it, you experiments are working on this so far.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on January 29, 2015, 04:56:03 AM
Keep after it, you experiments are working on this so far.


Ohh yeah, I'll get it eventually. I usually build 3 prototypes before attempting a final product. It'll probably be a matter of going to home depot this weekend. In the mean time I'll do my surface details and you all know how I like little details. Also I'll still have my Friday Night Figure to build, so I have a few things to do while I ponder. Sometimes its good to take a step back and look at it with fresh eyes.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on February 01, 2015, 12:27:11 PM
I decided to use this flashlight head I picked up at dollar tree for the base of my cupola. I'll greeble it up and make it more dimensional. I think I'll make it shorter as well, its a bit high. Also I added some greebles to the hull and put on the first thin coat of paint.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on February 03, 2015, 07:00:49 PM
Started greebling  my cupola. I don't think it looks too bad so far. Ill give it a rest for tonight, I curcumsized my thumb. Don't worry I didn't get too much blood on my work. Haha. Superglue works great to stop bleeding.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on February 04, 2015, 11:58:22 AM
I'm down the home stretch the hard part is over. I finished the work I wanted to last night. I finished the outside of the cupola and added another thin coat of paint. I like to paint in thin alternating coats it gives it a nice worn look completed. Now I just need to add details to the inside of the hatch door and finish painting.

 I did a black wash its still wet. I thought about a two tone paint scheme but in all the OT imperial vehicles are monotone grey. Gives you the idea that the empire is dull and sort of a lifeless industrial machine.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on February 05, 2015, 03:49:14 AM
Looks great. I really like how that top hatch turned out with the flashlight. Very ingenious work there. Off to share.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on February 05, 2015, 05:07:15 AM
Thanks Tamer. I think I'm ready to make a completely scratch built vehicle.working around an existing platform trying to retrofit parts that will fit can be frustrating. Sometimes it seems easier to scratch build a vehicle than totally rebuild an existing one. I've been wanting to scratch build a ship or tank for a while.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on February 06, 2015, 03:36:29 AM
Go for it! I would love to see someone come up with a better leg combination on the AT-STs and AT-ATs than Hasbro or Kenner has worked out. I hate seeing the opening areas on the inside of the legs. I also think their joints have been pretty wonky.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on February 06, 2015, 08:33:21 AM
I was thinking along the lines of a 1/270 Tantive IV. Something to scale with the SW miniatures. It will take a long time in preparation. It would come out to exactly 21.87" which is manageable.

It would just take some PVC tubing, couplings,  4-way connector and foamcore for the subframe. Then clad it in styrene panels add some greebles and details. I've been wanting a project I can sink my teeth into.

     When I take time off from work in May I'll start on it. In the meantime I'll get some references and I need to buy better tools. So for the next few months my customizing budget will be devoted to that.
Title: Project "Snake Eater" V.A.M.P Mk.2.
Post by: JDeck on March 19, 2017, 09:20:53 AM
    I had the idea to do a snake skin camouflage pattern, similar to the kryptek type. I'm practicing on a donor humvee, if successful I'll use it on my GI JOE VAMP.
 
 First I spray painted a basic woodland camouflage pattern using dark green, light green, tan and black.
   Then I stretched a fishnet stocking over the humvee into a non uniform pattern.
    Finally I sprayed another woodland pattern over the stocking. Then after its dry remove the stocking. Instant snake skin camo.
   I might practice a little more on another donor car. I think I'll use brown instead of the light green or black, one of the two. Meybe make a template mask. But it looks cool.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on March 20, 2017, 02:21:47 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.

I have a gun or two I would love to try this out on.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on March 20, 2017, 07:37:12 AM
Looks good to me. Off to share.

I have a gun or two I would love to try this out on.
   Thanks Tamer!
Yeah that would be cool. I've seen pictures of special forces guys with painted snake skin weapons and helmets and things. They use cargo netting, because its readily available. Personally I like the fishnets, because its a tighter pattern, and you can stretch it , and make it more distorted, enhancing the camouflage. Cheesecloth is too tight of a pattern to be effective at any range.
  Rustoleum camouflage paint is great, it bonds to both plastic and metal. It's a very flat color, no gloss at all.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on March 21, 2017, 02:07:55 AM
I sure do like how this turned out.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on March 22, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
I sure do like how this turned out.
   Me too! It looks cool, and its effective.
Title: Project "Snake Eater" V.A.M.P Mk.2.
Post by: JDeck on March 22, 2017, 12:05:05 PM
      I painted my V.A.M.P today. Same process as the Humvee, I just added some brown less black. Now I just have to put it all back together again. I still need to think how to adress the headlights. I might just paint it or add the Humvee lights. No clue what im going to do at the moment, but the paint looks cool.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: legion078 on March 22, 2017, 01:13:32 PM
Wow, these are really nice projects! I especially like the HMMVW in that pattern! I am looking forward to seeing these vehicles done!
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on March 23, 2017, 02:01:27 AM
Looks good on the front page. I like this job even better than the last one!
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on March 23, 2017, 06:38:41 AM
Wow, these are really nice projects! I especially like the HMMVW in that pattern! I am looking forward to seeing these vehicles done!
   Thanks bud! The humvee is just a parts car. Im using the hood grill, snorkel tubes, antenna, possibly the headlights and taillights on the VAMP. I was doing my practice painting on it.

Looks good on the front page. I like this job even better than the last one!
Thanks Tamer! It pays to practice a little, I just used more contrasting colors on the vamp. It looks kind of like a sea turtle, nothing wrong with that. Its pretty effective camouflage, not sure why the Pentagon  chose digital over Kryptek. The new multicam is really good though.
Title: Project "Snake Eater" V.A.M.P Mk.2.
Post by: JDeck on March 25, 2017, 09:02:10 PM
   I pretty much finished most of the V.A.M.P. I used the hood grill, snorkel intake/exhaust, headlights from the Maisto Humvee. The wheels/tires are from the Maisto hummer hx. I added the .50 cal., cause every vehicle needs a 50. I put a camo/cargo net on the back, made of the fishnet stocking used for the paint job. It can be lowered or raised, for 2 different looks.  I'll share more details as I get them. I still need to finish the squad of Joes that goes with it.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on March 26, 2017, 05:20:51 AM
Now that looks nice JDeck. Off to share. I so want to try this on an AR .22 I have. I just might.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: JDeck on March 27, 2017, 10:47:09 AM
Now that looks nice JDeck. Off to share. I so want to try this on an AR .22 I have. I just might.
Thanks Tamer! Yeah that would look pretty sweet on an AR.22. An urban color scheme would be rad, black grey white. Automotive primer is pretty much the same formula as the camouflage spray paint. Heck I'd get a couple of dollar store m-16s and practice, try out some different  colors.
Title: Re: JDeck Drive Yards.
Post by: Tamer on March 28, 2017, 02:34:07 AM
Good idea.