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Hi everybody ,
After finishing Khetanna and sarlacc pit ( 1:18 scale ), I decided to go for another challenge .. The MIGHTY Sandcrawler.. No 3D parts / No resin moulds .. all hand crafted using bolts/nuts/screwws, hardboard/ bottle caps/plastics bottles , whatever I can put my hands on in the house.. Have fun viewing ..IMG_2317.JPGIMG_2318.JPGIMG_2319.JPGIMG_2341.JPGIMG_2342.JPGIMG_2343.JPG
 

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:love:Looking good!!! Thank you for sharing your project with us i just love sandcrawlers and will be looking forward to future updates.
 
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The detail in the greeblies and paint is amazing. If I only had the patience and skills that you have!
 
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Aww man! I gotta get back in the shop! Might have to steal... I mean, be inspired by your work!
 

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That is an impressive use of greeblies. It is fun to see where you sourced the parts. I really like how you used the Korean yogurt/milk bottles. They look great but are too large to use as crates so your use of them is quite inventive.
 
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Greeblie usage is an artform, you are a master! Brilliant bits and baubles to make a sandcrawler come to life, can't wait to see more!
 
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thanks for yr compliments... more to come soon.. I have to build some structure elements as the main compartment will be an open space with catwalks connected to a conveyor belt
 
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Love the pics of the "ingredients," looks like this dish will be tastey.....mmmmmmm......greeeeeblies...... :p🍩🌮🥘 (that's a doughnut, a taco, and the 'shallow pan of food' to convey the desired sentiment, rarely if ever used in these parts and highly coveted as emojis)
 
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next step is to finish the upper level ( mid section ) then start brain storming to find a way to build the famous rear engines.. This is the photo I use as reference ( probably 3D or resin parts ) .. It will take time to build...40F8D077-A084-4F79-BC08-37A03795580F.png018F6941-9363-43F0-BEB0-6F768B5A80A2.png
 
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Incredible work on this! Just the amount of engineering required to put all the pieces together is stunning, and the molten metal is over the top cool! Love everything about this, keep posting!
 

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Needs a Jawenko!

As someone obsessed with tiny details, this is a joy to watch. It makes me want to go back to my Sandcrawler idea (but I need to do some design/prep work when I have access to a screen projector).

It this intended as a display or a usable toy?
 
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Although it doesn’t match the picture you posted I used some centrum vitamin bottles for my engines. They have the right shape
no mine is no where near completed as your is.

Well done.
 

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Something I just recently figured out to do to make good elbow joints for pipes is to force some clay out through a straw and then bend it to style.

I have lots of different sized diameter straws.
 
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Your attention to detail and knack for weathering is simply astounding. The way you've got rust built in there at the right spots is amazing. Lights, magnets, brilliant engineering, weathering/painting, epic scale, this is one of the best builds evr!
 
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