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Charles King
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The Walrus

October 26, 2018 · in Sci-fi · · 24 · 2.4K

This build went together rather easy. I started off with the IDF Nagmachon APC kit from Hobbyboss, that I received as a reward for the 'Random Award' in November 2017. I then converted the kit into a hover unit using the kits original parts only, making up about 98% of the bulk of the vehicle. The only scratch build parts and foreign items used in this built, was the rear panel, with the rounded exhausts mounted on; a few white styrene here and there, and empty astma canisters used for the four engines. The weaponry were modified and extra parts added to give them a distinctive look from my box of 'Misc' model parts from other kits I have collected over the years. The name 'Walrus' was given due to the shape and size of the overall look of the vehicle.

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  1. Wow...very impressive. I dunno what it does, but I don't wanna be in front of it! πŸ™‚

  2. That is BRILLIANT! Love it, great to see kits where you just make what you want and have fun doing it. I think this is really cool. I saw a photo (photoshoped) of a helicopter with tank tracks and have often thought of doing something based on that. You have inspired me to really look at doing it now as this is great. Well Done!

  3. Very inventive, Charles.

  4. Imagination, creativity and a unique model. Great to see your work Charles.

  5. Lovely stuff as always, Charles!

  6. But, what's that? πŸ™‚
    A very good modelling excercise with a very good paint job. It looks so funny.

  7. What's not to love about some post apocalyptic kit bashing. Love a little hard sci-fi, this is great. Now, if you could just post the schematics on the anti-grav drives...


  8. What in tarnation is that! An imaginative build!

  9. ...and the significance of 042 is...

  10. I thought perhaps you’d chosen a number with some significance as it was a personal project.

  11. Very cool! And finished to your usual standard of realism, if "realism" applies here... πŸ™‚

  12. I don’t know what it is but I like it!

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