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One more look at the APC . . .

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I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to Dave, from Tri-Gate. Without his help these figures would have never gotten done (or at least as quickly as they got done).

You rock, Dave!!

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I've decided to take the time and post the WIP pics.

 

From the start . . .

 

I started this on April 4th. Didn't want to show it until I knew I could complete it.

 

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So I decided I wanted a Colonial Marines APC after picking up a Rino and being a bit disappointed in how off it really is from the APC in ALIENS. It would have actually taken more work to mod the Rino, so I'm going with a scratch built version.

 

So far I have a 1/4" plexi base (Roughly 23 1/2" long and 6.5" wide). I secured the toy lawnmower wheels to the plexi with screws, nuts and bolts.

 

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Next I began making the wheel wells . . .

 

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That's all for now. This was about three hours worth of work. The cost so far, just getting supplies, is around $150.00.

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Got some more of the interior done (most of it isn't even primed yet) . . .

 

rear seats-

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The chair for the computer section is on rails and also spins 360-

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The drivers seat spins 360 (I used what random parts I had to dress up this section)-

 

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This is another 8 1/2 hours worth of work. And I spent another $60 for supplies.

Got the front end finished (except the headlights) and the drivers side. Primed more on the inside to make it uniform too.

 

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Well, I put in another 7 hours. Doesn't look like much, but here's what I got done . . .

 

Added seat restraints . . .

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Added the rear gun tracks (This was an undertaking to say the least) . . .

 

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Gun mount in the up and down positions . . .

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Another update that doesn't look like much, but took a bit of planning.

Now she has a roof! It's attached with two hinges. And it stays open when in the up, or open, position.

 

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Here's a look at the front gun, which I almost didn't show because it's such an early WIP . . .

 

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Another five hours and I got the roof done. Had to order more plastic to do the gun, computer area and finish off the outer dressings. Spent $30.00.

 

Still cutting and sanding to do . . .

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Got the rear gun mount set- this allows it to travel the rails and swivel 360 degrees. The section sticking up will go into the gun itself.

 

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Also, added the top section to the side door . . .

 

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