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Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« on: April 08, 2020, 02:30:44 am »


I have long wanted to build the quad 50 gun barge from Waterworld and this year I have decided to commit to the project which will be in 1/35 scale, there will be a lot of kitbashing and scratchbuilding involved
Examining photos and info on the barge I have worked out I will need an older type Peterbilt semi tractor which was hard to come by in the correct scale, I have settled on a 1/32 scale die cast truck for the time being its a later model than the "needle nose" one I wanted, this is currently being cut up into shape

The quad 50 will be sourced from the AFV 1/35 Vietnam Gun Truck Nancy kit and it should provide some other good bits
Not sure about doing the crew , I will need to custom make at least 4 - 6 figures


The barge will be made from Evergreen sheet, I will have to scratchbuild the whole thing from still images but the barge should be easy to make as its all flat sheet, I will also have to make the gun platform and rear paddle wheel and drive system
Should keep me busy  :rolleyes:

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 04:17:12 am »
This'll be good.

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 05:20:17 am »
That's going to need some SERIOUS weathering!  :o :o
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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2020, 03:47:19 am »
Waiting on the guntruck and quad 50 so I have stripped down the die cast truck to where it needs to be I will have to a stack of work to it to make it looks decent hopefully the gun truck kit will have some useful truck bits
Went thru a stack of cutting discs sawing thru that die cast  :banghead:

That's going to need some SERIOUS weathering!  :o :o
yep gonna be all rust and water effects something I have not done before lol

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2020, 03:07:17 pm »
The Nancy gun truck kit came in the mail so I set to work building the turret and checking for scale against the 1/32 die cast truck , it looks good and I should be able to use lot of the chassis bits etc to tart up the truck itself
I still need a decent engine for the truck not having much luck sourcing something  :banghead:
« Last Edit: April 14, 2020, 03:24:21 pm by Austanker »

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2020, 01:53:17 pm »
Your ambition is impressive!   :thumbsup:  :mellow:
In between jobs and homes.  New job starts soon, then search for new home, space for hobby room and display cases is non-negotiable.

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 07:47:41 pm »
Really want to see how this works out

A reboot of the Waterworld concept would still make a great movie, if handled in the right way IMHO.

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 06:56:34 am »
Unbelievable the day after i posted the last update I got evicted from my place because the owner lost his business due to Covid 19 and hes moving back in so I will be postponing this build til I move and get settled  :banghead:
This is the latest pic with all the cutting done on the cab I am going to use the gun truck chassis as it look better and is comparable in size , as I couldn't find a decent engine I am putting a T-55 russian tank engine in it

 
« Last Edit: May 05, 2020, 07:05:57 am by Austanker »

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 08:02:55 am »
Sorry to hear that, hope things work out for you.
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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 08:59:37 am »
That's really bad luck, a secondary victim of the virus. :(

Like Chris, I hope things improve for you pretty quickly.
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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 05:21:46 am »
That sucks man.

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Carry on
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2020, 05:06:40 am »
Well I have moved house and back on the project just trying to kick start my modelling mojo working out the whole barge dimensions on cardboard including the paddle wheel will take it up to nearly 50cm long
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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2020, 04:02:03 am »
Well I started on the engine using a V-55 Russian tank engine it is a bit large but I just used one bank on it and it looks like a half convincing big block inline 6 diesel, it'll do me


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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2020, 04:43:16 am »
Good idea.

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Re: Waterworld Hellfire Barge
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2020, 05:04:29 am »
It'd do me too. That's one MOTHER of an engine!  :thumbsup:
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