Mak " GIRAFFE " -- ECM Camel

urumomo

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It's been a long time since I've posted :p
I figured I wouldn't post anything till I was done or near-done with sumtin and this one is done there I think .

don't see many Camels in the forums or really on Earth or the interwebs for that matter . Not no.how like the AFS ,s
I don't know why -- I really want to do another using LEDs .

This is the electronic warfare version of the Camel , The Giraffe .

Still a long bit to go . A good bit of scratch-building ahead

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The feets have magnets to stick it to it's base - 1/4 " American Steel ( hard as all Ell . I don't remember what it fell from .... ) :

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Kinda Sorta the tanks going up top . plus hoses and cool stuff :

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I've got to finish up the top-side of the fuselage and build a cage ( rack ) to carry an additional 'BiC' tank aft .

And 'weathering' , moon weathering . Sooty . Plus scratches , dents -- I see these things as def modular . So the cockpits would be coupled to different fuselages depending . so lot's of dings from the hanger activity .

------- I looked over Apollo photos . And the moon is dirty . ------

Then the Piece de Resistance -- a dynamic assembly that replaces the laser weapon with one more to the mission ...... :-X

..... and the little man . the pilot . I'm not using the helmet so I did some carving around the neckline ;)

Oh , and the monitor in the cockpit . I think I'm on round six trying to make that thing work

Hope Ya'll dig it . All comments about everything welcome and desired
More pics soon

Cheers ,
Uru
 

urumomo

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;D Thanks Grendels . Hope to get some more pics up tonight ,
You familiar with this kit ?
I never see em -- even over on Krueger's site . I think the last one posted over there is from 2 years ago :eek:.

I assume the weather is just as righteous there as over here !

Ciao
Uru
 

urumomo

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Thanks , Ohm
Ever build this thing ?

And -some progress --- I continue to seem to need to do things 3-5 times to get them right .

working on the top side .

This is a curious kit . Like Kow got it to about 90 % developed then got bored and Hasegawa took it to production .
There's lots of hoses that have no real terminus at one or both ends . Just holes that are not even round - just ugly slots .
Tons of potential .

Good example is this top 'thing' -- that I've decided is a fueling port -- doesn't sit flush as produced so it makes no sense .
so I drilled out the 10 support pins and added a fuel line connector with a knurled drive ring :

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Starting on the rack to carry the additional 'BiC' fuel tank that will be connected via external fuel line on the port side to the BiC mounted underside

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BiC tank will sit a bit further forward than this once the brackets and cross-members are fitted to the rack :

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Added dorsal nozzles

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I replaced all the external hoses with AM mesh hose ( Model Factory Hiro and Tuner Model Manufactory ) and added terminals

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And added some mass to the cockpit struts :
( Again , the hoses go to nowhere as produced )

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Ciao,
Uru
 

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I have not built this kit. I don't even have one in the stash. I've got a few other MaK kits though, also unbuilt.

I like your resourcefulness with those disposable lighters!
 

urumomo

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What are you building now ? , Ohm .

I really like the Grosser Hund .
I'm putting together a dio using two and a KUSTER and a bunch of mechanics --- people are the hardest

So :D

I did this :

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Then this :

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and now I'm working with the layout of these :

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I think the secondary BiC tank should be mounted lower :

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This is TOO low ( ? ) :

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Nah :-\ :

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? Maybe :p

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Maybe extend the rack around to form a cage at the back ?? ???

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Thoughts ?

Anyone out there ever build this thing ?
;D


... BTW - I highly recommend these PE loops for placing CA

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They rock .
Try em if you have not

Later ,
Uru
 

urumomo

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.. Or maybe :

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OR ( with the BiC tank sitting straight .. ::) )

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I Kinda Like this very last assemblage



LOooks MOoore like a frog than a Kamel .

She'll soon get her ECM package to replace the laser which will tie in to the Giraffe name ,

Uru
 

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I do have one in the stash, but I have never built one.

I like the tanks parallel....

And the weather here is as horrible as it is where you are...
 

urumomo

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Horrible weather ? Sarc ???

Absolutely gorgeous here rite now --- no more rain for a while though , please


So you like all the tanks parallel to each other , huh ?
..
:p

prob post some more pics tonight ,

Later
 

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Very cool modifications! I like your imagination with this kit.

I have one in my stash, too, but I have some other things to finish before I break this one out and start it. I'd like to light the cockpit, too.
 

urumomo

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It's totally up for lighting , Baron !

Good candidate for fiber-optics ;D

I'd put some headlamps on the legs where , again , it seems unfinished -

atop that square hollow at the head of the cylinder :

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Early
This
Morning , out back
Mother Nature :

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Might still be there --- Warming up I guess . That was a fresh pile ;D ;)



I picked up some of this earlier . looking for a decent primer ,, Texas Art doesn't carry Vallejo ( ? )

I've never used Createx .
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Any tips , if any ?
Please do tell .

Thanks ,
Uru
 

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This is the first photo of it that I saw .
I think 3 years ago ?
months before it was released .

Even here -- it's not complete .
There are no hoses at the front of the feet so the 'T' just hangs .
;D ;D

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The next one , LED 'd out , I want to paint like this
 

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urumomo said:
What are you building now ? , Ohm .

I really like the Grosser Hund .
I'm putting together a dio using two and a KUSTER and a bunch of mechanics --- people are the hardest

So :D

I did this :

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Then this :

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and now I'm working with the layout of these :

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. . .

... BTW - I highly recommend these PE loops for placing CA

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They rock .
Try em if you have not

Later ,
Uru

I'm finishing up an O scale caboose replica. Totally non Science Fiction and I didn't even make a BLOG here at SMA, which I should have.

Anyway… are those copper pipe cradles for the various tanks? Nice work.

I can relate to those super glue applicators. I've made a few from looped wire and sewing needle eye ends.

your fuel tank composition
I like the parallel, clustered look
 

urumomo

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Starting on the replacement for the laser
seen here hanging off the right side of the cockpit :

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3.2 mm x 4.8 mm solid Evergreen strips .....

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Way too much sawing by hand :p

I like running the 6.5" trim saw blades on my table saw for all kinds of hobby cutting .
The Diablos , especially , have a super thin kerf .

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go drill press , go

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Cheers
 

urumomo

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Hey Ohm !

Just saw your post
I guess I was posting the same time as you ,

Yeah -- I cut up some 1/2 copper pipe -- It was the only thing on site that had the dimension I wanted .

So - you like all the tanks running parallel to one another also ,

Interesting ;D

Ciao
 

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rounding the edges ..

Using the nail head as a guide

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Then finished with a sanding stick

Gonna take a bit ::)

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This S4 doesn't like to focus close up :mad: :mad:

I miss my old Samsung Infuse with the old 10.3 MP camera -- that camera and its software rocked .


The electromagnetic doughnut ( mag-nut ? ) on the port leg has been bothering me .
It was the very first thing scratched when only the legs were being built .

The wiring to it was way too rigid ,,, it needs to drape
So I'm thinking something closer to :

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Later
 

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Mercs on the moon

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQmcw8aybQ[/youtube]
 

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What's the material you used for the hoses on the legs/feet:

urumomo said:

Is that from the model car aisle, or are those shoe laces? I ask, because I've noticed that some varieties of shoe laces look like they'd make great insulated hoses in 1/20 scale, but I haven't tried the idea out yet.
 

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Hey , Baron ! ;D

I'm using a combination of Tuner Model Manufactory ( yes , modelmanufactory) and Model Factory Hiro 1 , 1.2 & 1.5 mm mesh hose .

Both sourced from Hobby Link Japan .

The Tuner hose ( the 3 center and right in that pic ) is actual woven hose but the MFH hoses are solid construction with a convincing texture , with a wire armature core making them very positional .

The woven hoses are more convincing in my opinion but easily flatten when you attempt to bend them into position , requiring various pinching and squeezing to get em to stay round -ish ;)

Shoe and boot laces make Fantastic!TM mesh hoses .,, some better than others and usually only for heavy lines @ 1/20 scale .
I used a bootlace on my flamethrower GrosserHund that's buried way back on page who knows ::) here @ SMA

Cheers
 

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