Category Archives: GR-75 Transporter

Landing Engine Nozzles

I needed four more rocket nozzles for the transporter landing engines. As I have not been painting much recently, mainly due to building this monster, I have not been accruing very many of the Vallejo/Army Painter paint lids.

So instead I have made four larger nozzles from white wood glue containers.

Note sure if I will use these as I have some other lids from water bottles to try out…

I could actually do with four more of the other lids used on the rear of the transporter so at least they would all be the same style.

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Landing Engines Installed

The landing engines have been finished and added to the hull.

They needed some intakes adding to the top, so these were made from display bases and plenty of plasticard.

Plenty of extra plastic was added to the engines but they still need some rivets.

Some old pens were used as the supporting arms of the engines and they actually rotate.

The last remaining question is, do I add a few hundred rivets to the rest of the hull…

More Engine Work

These are taking shape, it is quite tricky to make a resilient tube, especially when you drill a 9mm hole in it.

It sure is a messy business.

Inside the tube, I wanted to make the supporting rods able to turn 90 degrees, so I have over engineered the inside and made a supporting pivot point.

Unfortunately the outside of the tube got a bit distorted so I will have to camouflage it some more with more plastic detail. Of course I may be the only one who notices.

Landing Engines

I am considering mounting four landing engines onto the hull of the transporter. I started by using some deodorant can lids as the engine body, but the plastic proved to be resistant to glue!

One alternative was to do it the hard way and make four engine cylinders from plastic card.

Sometimes, you just need to use loads of clamps to keep things in shape.

The lid version has a nice rounded end, but the home made cylinder version will at least glue to the plastic bases and not fall apart.

As I don’t like using these bases, I have accumulated plenty to use on the engines, they do make an interesting shape when glued together.