Sunday, 9 August 2015

Log Cabin Halftrack

I like trucks, I like Camping, I like Tiny House movement, and I like tracks, So I wanted to combine all that into this model:

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Wasteland Self-Sufficient Survival Log Cabin Half-Track :)



It is based onto the three main sections:
1932 Autocar Dispach SD, American Workhorse:

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American small Log Cabin:

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And small tracked missile carrier/launcher:

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Main sections of the model:
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The model is built in 1:13 and is very big (almost 60cm long) and heavy. It has steerable front axle, via crank, and Servo motor-ready place into the chassis, At the back, under the Log Cabin, are tracks, also with 2XL motors-ready chassis,

Model is fully manual, simply because it has so many movable parts and functions, It would be impossible to put so many motors and operate them properly. I was thinking long about that, but at the end I opted for manual version.

The story goes like this:
Our hero, Sane Min, is living peacefully in his Log Cabin in the hills, working as a woodcutter, using his trusty 1932 Truck. He was military man most of his life, and now, in this unsettling times, when Bandits and Enforces are starting conflicts, he just wants to be left alone.
But conflicts are every day closer to his hills, and he has to choose side. Both sides wanted him for his military knowledge and experience. They practically forced him into the conflicts. But Sane wanted to keep his belongings so he opted for the Bandits, plus he has other benefits there, such a free movies and games.
He had to move, so he decided to take all he has: A log Cabin, a Truck and his retirement gift - small tracked missile launcher. He spent 9 months building his ultimate surviving/battle vehicle:

Normal mode - Log Cabin Truck:
He can move over any terrain, thanks to his hydraulically powered tracks at the back, he can continue living and enjoying luxury many others in the Wasteland does not have, and he can enjoy it as a stealthy hill-man.

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Details:
I tried to put as many details as possible:

Truck:
-Real Proportions from Autocar blueprints.
-Chromed headlights
-Bar and support headlights at the roof.
-Hero's favorite plant and additional luggage is on the roof too.
-Three grills on the hood
-XL rear view mirrors
-Light blue glasses all around the cabin
-Cabin is curved, from 6 studs at the front of the hood, 10 at the back of the hood, 12 ath the start of the cabin, and 12 at the back of the cabin.
-Doors and hood can be opened.

Log Cabin:
-Made entirely from Log bricks
-On the sides are Tan supports
-Detailed interior (removed for the weight issues), but kept for a next mod of this model :)
-Red roof which has some bad, molded "tiles" in tan, gray and black color
-Three different roofs
-Cool windows with flowers.
-Most of the roof is covered with plants that Sane loves!
-Stone built chimney which  connects to the stove.

Battle mode:
When the time come, Bandit leaders calls him, but never happened so far, it was never a good time for his weapon. Leaders know that, and they save his weapon for that proper time. Sane Min has to work long a and hard to modify his house on tracks to be able to defend the Bandits.
He has to install a fence, outriggers, three different but connected chassis, missile holders and lifters.

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Functions:
1. Outriggers are extended
2. Outriggers are deployed
3. Fence is spread
4. Three chassis are placed in the right angle, thus:
5. Truck Cabin is lifted
6. Log Cabin is lifted
7. Missile is lifted and ready to launch.
8. Front wheels can steer
9. All doors can be open
10. Hood can be open to reveal the engine.
11. Log Cabin has interior, but that is for another moc (peaceful)

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