Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 12 BUILD JOURNALS' started by The Renaissance Man, Aug 3, 2017.
It's the eleventh hour, time to go to work.
Day one, stripped down, black paint on the rims and Schwinn Aerovane tires added. The tires just barely fit!
Put some bars and grips on it, leave it as is, and you are in contention for an OddJob Award for Most Rat-isfying! (if that means anything)
That's pretty close to the plan this late in the game.
I do plan to make a tank for it though. I have to create something custom for it to make it my own!
The tank is started. Normally I would spend days designing every aspect of the profile until I got something that I liked. Without the luxury of time, I sketched out a few shapes, decided on one and jumped in! I'm making it out of HDU material.
No time to create suspense for the build, so this will have to do for now!
A weekend Build-Off, this should be interesting
At least you have all the parts.. My frame is still getting arted on...
You know what BW? You just exposed brilliance...A WEEKEND BUILD OFF!! Yes! Would that be cool or what?!~
I had to read that twice...'getting arted on'...
Can't wait to see what takes shape before the corrugated metal wall. Looks like an awesome rat in the making. So it's like 4 days left? Detect a little TRM zanieness here. Should be fun.
What's HDU material? More goop?
HDU (High Density Urethane) is a substrate used in the sign industry. It's really nice material to carve etc. I always save all of my scraps when making signs with it. This tank is scrap pieces.
Here's the starting shape. Just cutting the shape of the frame opening and rounding off the corners is too easy. I want it different from anything else I've seen.
Sorry you had to switch from Chris man, but I'm ready to see some Jed Clampett whittlin
The end of day two:
Is that the beginnings of yet another cool trm product line?
Nah, it's a one off just for this build. I don't think it would have much appeal to anyone else. It's not very thought out, just making it up as I go along.
Wait a minute...we're supposed to think these things out? I've been doing it all wrong.
Sanding and priming. I also added some rust holes and a couple of dents for authenticity.
Looks like the HDU holds up to paint pretty well. Compared to, what, lower density foam (?) I've used to build mountains / terrain for miniature villages, etc.
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