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CYBORG SHARK LASER TANK, scratch build project


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New small project to make a shark piloted small attack tank, for reliable and predictable battle field use.

 

While doing random image searched for apocalyptic stuff as inspiration I ran across the image of a shark on tank treads and thought to myself "this is something I need in my life".

 

I have a ton of tank parts from TEHNOLOG, a Russian toy maker, sadly blocked from new sales for now. With all these parts and small bits box, and some green stuff I'm going to build this thing.

 

The core model is Based on the Reaper 7728: Sharkman. I chopped off his legs and filled the arm socket with putty and sculpted on some amputated fins. Next step is to add a harness below it to hold it up. Need to pick up some flat beads and make some braces on a central tube, should look the part.

-JIM

 

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16 hours ago, warswithtoys said:

 

  I ran across the image of a shark on tank treads and thought to myself "this is something I need in my life".

 

 

 Quoted for Truth. ::D:

 

 I now have another six billion project ideas running through my deranged mind.

 

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Dug up some more parts, and I have enough for 2. So ordered another Sharkman, and ordered some plastruct bits and styrene sheet, I'm surprisingly short of scratch building junk. It'll take a week for all that stuff to arrive, then back to work... and other projects.

-JIM

 

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I started with the thought that I was going to make everything look functional. That was the totally wrong way to think about this. Instead of being built by some research lab, this is built by some deranged metal head psychopath mechanic on drugs making a beautiful mass of chrome, skulls, tracks and giant shark!

 

With this in mind, I just started grabbing whatever would work to get something that looked half functional, and use bits I have right now. Should be getting second sharkman this week, in the mean time I can get some more details tacked on.

 

Next up is some hydraulic tubes on the sides of the plows. Add some skull racks to each side of the tracks, and glue down a bunch of skulls on the spikes.

-JIM

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More progress,

- Second shark prepped.

- Hydraulic pistons added to plows.

- Mounting studs added to the bodies.

- Pinned the sharks to the chassis.

- Lasers mounted on the heads.

 

Next up is cutting some parts for the side plates that connect the sharks to the chassis.

 

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The modeling part is done!

- Sharks pinned and glued to chassis.

- Added Oxygen/Life Support tubing to gills.

- Added nice beefy cables to the lasers.

- Added the side armor panels connecting the shark to the chassis.

- Finished off with the side skull racks.

 

Next up is basing, priming and painting.

-JIM

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