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THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« on: September 12, 2013, 07:06:15 PM »
<smug_mode="on">
<engage "happy_dance">
<initialise 4/4 beat>

"I've got something you've not got,
Doo daaa
Doo daaa
"I've got something you've not got,
Doo daaa
Doo daaa
Daaaaaaaayyyyyy!"

<Stop>
<disengage>
<mode="off">

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Oh bugger. Now inso will expect me to paint it ....
« Last Edit: September 14, 2013, 12:54:23 PM by Brandlin »
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 07:12:54 PM »
Grav bike?
Its "I couldn't care less"  :tantrum:

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 07:18:33 PM »
New walker variant  :angel:
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 07:34:44 PM »

"I've got something you've not got,

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 07:50:31 PM »
If it's the Grav bike, I won't expect you to paint it before you finish building it :D

Oh... and it doesn't exist without pics so technically, you have nothing  :lmao
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2013, 08:23:14 PM »
I hope it's the grav bike (because, honestly, Brandlin deserves it).

And if so, make sure you finish it...
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2013, 08:29:45 PM »
Oh... and it doesn't exist without pics so technically, you have nothing  :lmao

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2013, 09:12:16 PM »
New walker variant  :angel:

What planet are you on?
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2013, 05:44:06 AM »
Isn't Brandlin getting a grav bike like going through time and meeting yourself?  Wouldn't there be some kind of devastating chain reaction of cataclysmic ending of everythingness.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2013, 06:58:53 AM »
As soon as they touch they will merge into something else before imploding.

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2013, 09:14:37 AM »
New walker variant  :angel:

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Earth at the moment............. might go home soon :alien
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2013, 09:17:34 AM »
I think you are right though dragon... only a picture would make me think otherwise  :wry:

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2013, 08:02:10 AM »
Two days and no photos...... :whistle:
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »
Two days and no photos...... :whistle:

That's shocking. I say he's making it up and we should ban him immediately.
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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2013, 11:27:23 AM »
Seconded, its official, now where's Inso. He has the power

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2013, 12:43:43 PM »
Yes, I do...

But what is power without control?

I will be interested to see what Brandlin makes of it, if it is the grav bike... Assuming it turned up looking like the one in his picture, it needs a lot of work.
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2013, 08:48:21 PM »




Sorry for the delay.

I am REALLY stoked to get this after all this time, especially as I only left a cheeky and sarcastic request with my recent order for other HF goodies...

There is a lot of work to do on this to turn it into anything resembling a finished model, and as you all know i work at the speed of light (assuming light is an inebriated toddler making its way through treacle)

I do, however, have an absolutely EPIC idea of what to do with it. But that will take physics and some experimentation... and as this is the only example outside of captivity (kev's workbench), I am really worried about screwing it up!

Hmmm more thought needed.

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2013, 09:10:01 PM »
It is really great that you finally got your hands on one :D.

Hopefully, you'll have better luck finishing it than Kev has.
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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2013, 12:26:23 AM »
Time to change your icon, Brandlin!  :silly

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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2013, 09:22:48 AM »
And I thought it was going  to be something interesting  :roll:
I take it the holes at the front are for the legs ........ ?  :angel: :lol:
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2013, 11:29:55 AM »
Hey that looks quite cool. Someone should get on to kev about finishing that  :angel:
You must be pretty happy brandlin. Looks very nice

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2013, 12:50:54 PM »
Are you working on it with a view to casting or just personal use?

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 12:58:10 PM »
Yeah, Dragon's right; that's clearly the cockpit for the next generation of Grimm walkers...
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2013, 02:33:55 PM »
Time to change your icon, Brandlin!  :silly

Nope - Now the avatar simply tells me to finish it!

And I thought it was going  to be something interesting  :roll:
I take it the holes at the front are for the legs ........ ?  :angel: :lol:

Oh ha-ha-ha!
Hows the wait on the HF dragon going for you?

Are you working on it with a view to casting or just personal use?

It came in a zip loc bag with the words "Absolutely no commercial license implied". Even though there was a nice smiley face afterwards, I suspect that didn't make it sarcasm!

All I'm looking to do is a scratch-build / scratch-finish of a single model. I have a brilliant idea for a diorama that would do this homage, but i need to get around Earnshaw's Theorem to make it physically possible... the little grey cells are working overtime :)


I'm impressed by the neatness of the cast - its in two pieces and the join is pretty complex, but the joint clearly follows the line of where you might expect separate pieces to come together if this was a 'real object'. As a consequence the join completely disappears, which is as it should be.

The most noticable thing about the design is how small  it is! (scale picture to follow). I can understand Kev's skepticism about the size of the three tiny lift fans. Although it has two mounting points on the sides of the forward hull for ordnance, Felicity's minigun is almost 2/3 the length of the overall vehicle, so mounting something that doesn't look too cartoony might be tricky. I was originally thinking some for of missile rack but i suspect a pair of miniguns is probably more sensible.

Finally there are a complete lack of control surfaces - no stub wings, rudders ailerons etc. Now this is of course completely fine in the world of anti-grav as you might expect small variations in the repulsion of gravity to provide directional thrust, and control surfaces only provide thrust when in motion through an atmosphere. However as mentioned above the 'Garv-bike' may not be grav - it has lift fans (or seems to) with a front air intake. I'm not so worried about the lack of control surfaces for reasons of physics, but because i think it needs a little 'something extra' - even if it's only somewhere to strap the ordnance to!

Anyway, I don't want anyone to think I am ungrateful. I love it. I suspended my belief in physics when I saw this over 6 years ago because I love the idea and the shape - and that isn't going to change now... I just need to think about what I am going to do with it.

Now... where did i leave those magnets?

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Re: THE New toyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2013, 05:56:13 PM »
I believe Kev was going to put a tail on it with a directional fan... apart from that I don't know what his plans were.

If I was in your shoes, I'd cover the fans, make it grav, add a tail and a couple of directional plates up near the top, give it some undercarriage and put a pair of pulse guns on the front (they don't need ammo, just electricity ;) ).

I always loved the shape of the thing but the fans have never worked for me. I'd put a shallow dome over each fan so that just the very tips of the blades can be seen and they would get painted 'glowy' so that they looked like grav plates of some description. I quite like the pods on the side of the Oblivion 'bubble-ship':



But...

I don't have the grav bike so it is all 'what ifs?' :mrgreen:.
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