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Old 02-26-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default My 1:20 scale backyard MK V

So with the release of the Designers edition I got enthusiastic and decide that I need an Ogre of my own. Obviously a full size one is problematic so I decided to build a 1:20 (approximately) scale sculptural representation of one.

I call it a sculpture because I didn't want to nitpick myself to death with details, I'd have given up. But I did include some cool features. I put solar lights under the main batteries and the tower ball so it just sits out there and glows at night. I can replace the tower ball with a 'tiki' torch if I want. It's on wheels so I can pull it around, it can hold an ice chest, 2 in fact.

It's made from from foam core and fiberglass, so it'll float.

I hope you like it, I like walking outside and seeing it keeping a cyber eye on things.

It's the geekiest thing I've ever built and that's saying a lot.

Mark

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Old 02-26-2014, 01:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: My 1:20 scale backyard MK V

I'm sorry, but that's unacceptably awesome. You're making the rest of us look bad by comparison.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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I am suitably impressed. well done!
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Old 02-26-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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Awesome fails to do justice to the awesomeness of your effort.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #5
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WOW, TOO COOL/!!
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #6
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At some point, the word "miniature" begins to lose its meaning.... :)
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:03 PM   #7
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My mind boggles. This is wonderful.

As soon as I get over this brain-and-energy-sapping cold, I'll do a Daily Illuminator to point to this.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like it. Thanks especially to you Steve. I bought the first edition Ogre at Arthur's toys in Fresno long ago and thanks in part to the game I spent many years as a U.S. Army tanker. I've played that edition in West Berlin, when it was West Berlin, in barracks and even during down time on an M60A3 tank.

The Designers Edition was a must buy and one day I'll play my grandson and pass it on to him. Also thanks in part to that original game my son is perhaps the biggest board gamer in this area. He was many SJ games, especially Munchkin.

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Old 02-26-2014, 11:39 PM   #9
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Looking at photo 4 it looks like you could put a cooler into the Ogre.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:30 AM   #10
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Looking at photo 4 it looks like you could put a cooler into the Ogre.
Now that you mention it...

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It's on wheels so I can pull it around, it can hold an ice chest, 2 in fact.
You're right!
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