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Kampfer Black Ops Unit 6
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 11:29 PM UTC
Here's the Kampfer I've been working on. I'm detailing allt he wepons with polished aluminum tubing and making a "sled" for it as well to save on fuel for longer distance missions.

It's not eligible for the Kampfer Kontest I'm having at my forum, but I'm still doing it as a "display only" entry.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-Kampfer.htm

Trisaw
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 12:38 AM UTC
Wow, those aluminium tubes sure make a difference! I have the Kampfer, only for spare parts though.

Tricky, tricky work...nice to see you succeeded !
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 03:45 AM UTC
Very nice add ons. They do make quite a difference. I've been checking out the add on aluminum work on your site with a bunch of the members and it really makes these projects 'pop'.
Darson
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 04:08 AM UTC
I agree with Slodder, the addition of the aluminum tubing on the weapons really makes a huge difference, nice work.
MZ3
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 05:01 AM UTC
I've been waiting to see the finished product on this one.

The Kampfer is a good MS to be creative with. It's too bad I'm stuck with mine. Looking at the reference post at your site is giving me some ideas.
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 07:03 AM UTC
Thanks guys! I've really been into the bare metal as of late. It's such a great addition to the "clean" look.

You're all more than welcome to join the kompetition! Rainbow 10, MechaSkunk and one of our members, Kevin Comer are offering up some nice prizes!

MZ3
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 07:08 AM UTC
I think I will
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 07:29 AM UTC
Cool. I added you to the list after you posted in the sign-up thread. I didn't realize you joined up back in Dec. :-)
MZ3
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 08:24 AM UTC
Yeah, I usually lerk.
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2006 - 11:52 PM UTC
Does anyone have the MG ball and are not using the kit-supplied stnad? Here's what I need those Ball stands for. If anyone has one to sell, PLEASE PM ME! I also added a shot of MechaSkunks screws on the shoulders and forearms. They look great!

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-Kampfer.htm
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 08:49 AM UTC
Here's the Kampfer Kart so far... well, very bare-bones so far. There's a lot of details to be done yet and half the cart isn't shown. (the crap underneath the platform.)

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-Kampfer.htm
slodder
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 05:06 PM UTC
Great use of some old co2 cartridges. They really 'fit the bill'. I think seeing this pushes some people into using quite a few things they may never have considered - springs, screws, co2 etc.

Nice job so far.
Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2006 - 10:20 PM UTC
Looks really slick, Michael! The upgrade efforts are really paying off !
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 03:19 AM UTC
Thanks guys! Here's a new shot of the kart with the smaller tanks and guncannon missile pods added.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02b-Kampfer.htm
MZ3
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 07:57 AM UTC
Nice!

Did you find the Ball stand yet?
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 08:19 AM UTC
I modified my plans so that I wouldn't need one. I was going to have girder/truss work on both sides of the large tank duos, but will now just have them ou the outter. Since the tanks are ferrous, I'll use Neodynium magnets to attach the armor just like I'm using them to attach the feet to the Kart. That way I can remove the armor easily to show off the work I'll be doing behind it.