My Airfix Crab epic

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Re: My Airfix Crab epic

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Worn paint around the stowage boxes where they would have been lifted by the crew and tools painted. Note that the flail frame was glued too high and is wrong anyway........
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....also, an initial attempt at trying to make the tracks more convincing.
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...and some scratch built rams to replace the moulded ones but I put the pipe feeds and ram collars in the wrong place....
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It looks as a good conversion.

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Re: My Airfix Crab epic

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Here's when things started to go off plan and I had to adjust the weathering and refit parts to cover my mistakes!
Flail frame modified and moved lower, PTO added, heavy mud weathering to disguise the terribly moulded tracks and chalk boxes removed because the scale fixings I made were just too fragile so kept coming off, track still need more mud.
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Re: My Airfix Crab epic

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Rams and PTO shaft added.
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Flail webs added to drum....
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Pipework added to rams....
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The part Philipp was looking forward too!
A sneak at the flail chains under construction.....
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Flail chains added.
A tedious task that I could've skipped by buying some chain but this is a learning exercise and although not totally accurate it does make a fair representation.
Construction was originally with thinner wire but it was more awkward to work with so i opted for thicker which speeded up the process without sacrificing too much accuracy, I then added lead fishing shot to represent the flail balls.
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I did toy with the idea of modelling the flail in motion but that would've meant closing all the hatches for it to make sense so i opted for it being stationary.
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The chains with balls look great.

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Really great job on the flail.
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