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Old 06-19-2006, 08:46 PM
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Default Dual Purpose Building

Here is a pic of my Dual Purpose Building...or is it a tank carrying case! Figured if I was going to carry something that big it should do something else rather than sit there being ugly.

Have to hinge the door then paint...hooah!

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Old 06-19-2006, 09:07 PM
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That is a freakin awesome idea. I can't believe nobody thought of that sooner!
Does it hurt to be that smart? lol
Seriously though, great idea!
Old 06-19-2006, 09:37 PM
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Cool Idea!

You can even put curtains in the window so no one can see inside, until...... BAM! The wall falls down and out comes a tank! [X(]
Old 06-20-2006, 06:33 AM
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Cool Idea

You could make a peaked roof that is hinged so it folds flat for transport inside the box and has pegs to hold it in place during battle that way it hides what it is even better.

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Old 06-20-2006, 11:31 AM
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A fantastic idea!
Old 06-20-2006, 12:19 PM
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Looks cool, but it also looks really heavy.
Old 07-18-2006, 11:23 AM
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Not really any heavier than the box of goodies I carry to fly my model planes...guess you just get used to the weight. Nothing in it but a tank and a hanger for the radio.

I figured it's just for protection during transportation to the field so I don't lug it around to much.

I should have built a mobile home...then I could have put it on wheels....lol.

Dennis
Old 07-18-2006, 11:29 AM
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any pictures after it is painted?
Old 07-18-2006, 11:44 AM
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Tom,

Sorry I forgot to post those...lol. I will when I get home tonight. Thanks for the reminder. I've got to email you about that turrent gear too. I must be getting old....forgetful.

Pictures coming

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Old 07-18-2006, 12:44 PM
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You should market it.
Old 07-18-2006, 02:49 PM
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very sweet!...i would buy one if it was for sale!
Old 07-18-2006, 05:22 PM
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Here are the pics as promised.

enjoy,

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Old 07-18-2006, 05:59 PM
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looks really good ,
what is the retail price?
Old 07-18-2006, 06:08 PM
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Put me down for three! How'd you prime the wood to hide the wood grain? Amazing!!
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THanks guys...

Primed with black acrylic paint...nothing fancy. I did smear spackling on to look kind of like cement.

Retail Price: $800.00


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Old 07-18-2006, 06:56 PM
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SHARP! I'll take 10!
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Worth every cent!What kind of paint did you use for color? Acrylic? Spray? Brush? Really awesome stuff!![&:]
Old 07-19-2006, 04:58 AM
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I airbrushed Wally World acrylics-hobby section. Brushed the window sills and door frame, then drybrushed the door and shutters. Cut the window from a broken piece of plexi glass (Idon't throw anything away...lol). Made the little window frames from scrap balsa.

So now my town has a butcher shop...

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Thank you for sharing!! Don't be surprised if I post some pics on this thread of building like yours!! Thanks again!!
Old 07-19-2006, 02:01 PM
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I hope you do! I love looking at everybodys work.

out here.

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Old 07-19-2006, 02:54 PM
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very creative. if 5-10 tankers carry something like this, they can set up a battle field whereever they like. look great too. how much to buy one, serious.
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Dacotasr! Another question for ya . . . did you nail the walls together or use glue? Thanks again for such a cool idea . . .
Old 07-19-2006, 05:05 PM
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I used nails and glue...

I had some of those ridged paneling nails..they grip really good.

Your welcome....

Dennis
Old 07-19-2006, 09:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: tomzag

very creative. if 5-10 tankers carry something like this, they can set up a battle field whereever they like. look great too. how much to buy one, serious.
Dammit, Tom! You are right again and it may cost me more money If 5 guys you know have these, you could go to the park and battle with your own mobile city/town[X(] Dammit! Now I want something low profile for my Leo. Oh no...I have to go hide my wallet again[&o] Too many ideas. Too little cash.

Dacostasr, you are a genius.

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