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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 04:49 pm
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I've finally settled on a prototype critter that I am patterning my 1:13.7n2 critter after:



I had a couple of free hours the other day while sitting in Toronto. Using some cardstock I put together a rough mockup to get an idea of how this build is going to shape up:





Power supply will be a Losi 7.4V LiPo while control management will be done with the Losi ESC that I've got on hand.



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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 09:25 pm
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For a second there i thought you might've gone and bought the real thing ;)

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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 09:38 pm
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Nice little prototype! I really like the little detail items - headlamp, stack, generator(?)...they'll look good used on the model to bring out its individuality.

Oh...and those pedestals...both different...very neat.

James



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 Posted: Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 11:46 pm
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Sullivan wrote: Nice little prototype! I really like the little detail items - headlamp, stack, generator(?)...they'll look good used on the model to bring out its individuality.

Oh...and those pedestals...both different...very neat.

James

I've noticed in many photos of critters that the pedastals are often different from one another. Not sure why but a close study of photos will reveal that front and rear don't match most times.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 21st, 2008 12:27 am
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Finally got started on building my critter. Had to wait on my local hobby shop getting some .080 styrene. Also used a couple of different sizes of L-shaped Plastruct pieces. I also began working on the engine cowling using .020 styrene. Still waiting to get a run down through OKC so I can pick up the 2nd Losi ESC receiver at my buddies house that will go into this unit.










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 Posted: Fri Nov 21st, 2008 12:44 am
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Dwayne-Excellent start. In that large scale, you should be able to have all the detail that's on the real one. I am still interested in 7/8 but really love my old 3/8 junk. I admire your work, keep going.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 21st, 2008 01:31 am
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Thanks Woodie. When I first got interested in 7/8ths I was wondering if it would be too large as well. My critter measures 5-1/2 inches long by 3 inches wide by 5 inches tall. But when I discovered that a lot of guys and gals are playing with simple little critters, then the size didn't seem to overwhelming. I can see my little critter actually being engulfed in an outdoor setting when I reach that stage of modeling. Detailing definitely will be a challenge as the larger size actually might force me to be more scutinizing of what is added if that makes sense.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 21st, 2008 02:05 am
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Very cool!! Looks good, you can add many details that in 0 or minor can´t see. And this critter is a good point.

Keep up the good work!



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Looks like you're off to a good start.



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 Posted: Sat Nov 22nd, 2008 01:56 pm
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Very Nice!

Isn't it nice how crisp and clean you can keep things in the larger scales?

Looking forward to seeing your progress shots DW!



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