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Armoured Recce Cars

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:48 pm

At last, my hoarding of odd bits and pieces came good!
Some time ago, whilst in Toys R Us, I saw some Halo 'egg' type things. In each is one of the Halo Lego figures. They were on sale for just £1.99 each (normally a fiver or so). I wasn't interested in the figure inside but I thought the thing they came in may be useful as the basis of some kind of sci fi scenery item. So I bought three of them.
Then they sat in a box for several months.
However, the other week I saw searching for something else, saw these eggs and it suddenly occurred to me - near future style armoured cars.
Here's the two halves of the egg:

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So what I did was Dremel one so that it sat inside the other to form the vehicle chassis. Then I used the weapon that comes with the figure to be a vehicle mounted gun:

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For the wheels I went into Poundland to see if I could find something that I could take the wheels off. There wasn't much to choose from of a suitable size, but I did get this:

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So I attached those to the chassis and then added some plasticard wheel arches and some spare Tamiya jerry cans:

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And then to paint it up...

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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby Ajsalium » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:21 pm

Fuck me sideways... bot those are brilliant! :froth:
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby --- » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:53 pm

Yep, that's cracking; there's a hint of the India pattern carrier about it (a Good Thing)

Perhaps needs a bit of weathering to really finish it off.
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby The Watcher » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:36 pm

Top Notch!!!! :froth:

Need to pinch a drop-pod from my son.......and then never get around to completing the project!
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby Steders » Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:27 am

Those are great Humphers
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby countersunk81 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:21 am

Bloody ace, nice one!
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby geronimo » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:48 am

Job well done :froth:
...I've heard things about people from other people about certain people to back that up (c) Andrew May

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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby Levied Troop » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:49 pm

Beautiful bit of scavenging :froth:
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby An Absent Humphrey » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:10 pm

Thanks chaps.
I'm not entirely happy with the wheels. It'll be simplicity itself to change them - they just pull off. So if some betters ones come along then I'll swap them.
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Re: Armoured Recce Cars

Postby countersunk81 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:26 pm

That would be my only criticism - the wheels look a bit... road-going.
Unless you wanted to stick to cannibalising stuff you could go for a set of from Zinge, they do lots of different styles:

http://zinge.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=18_59
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