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Custom Sandcrawler In Scale With 3 3/4" Figures
Jay Cochran - April 06, 2008


Ever want a Sandcrawler for your Jawa's and their droids that was actually in scale with your 3 3/4" figures? Well Darklord1967 did and so he had a friend in South America make him one which you can see below in our IMAGE GALLERY.

Here are the specifications for for this custom-built Sandcrawler:

SIZE

This custom Jawa Sandcrawler's measurements are 29 inches (2-1/2 FEET) in height, and 61 inches (5.1 Feet) in length!


PLAY FEATURES

The Jawa Sandcrawler features a removable side panel for access to the crawler's "ore-processing room", a removable top panel for access to the detailed Main Control Overbridge , and a front loading main ramp into the main hold, and working interior / exterior lights.



AUTHENTIC DETAILING

The treads seen in these photos are NOT the final ones that this custom Sandcrawler will sit on.

These treads seen here are solid, inarticulate prop pieces (just like on the OTC Diamonds Exclusive Sandcrawler). They do NOT roll. There are currently some tiny recessed wheels under the Sandcrawler that allow it to be rolled. But that's it.

The final treads and the faceplate housings will also be painted in a darker, grimier color than the rest of the crawler for that desert weather-beaten look.

There were some minor inaccurate detail errors evident in the photos of this custom toy (no square window opening on the side of the crawler. No functioning side hatch/ladder for Jawas, no working droid Vaccum tube)

However, I've ordered additional modifications to this model so that those correct details are present and functioning on the Sandcrawler to increase its "play value".

In the end, the Sandcrawler that I'll receive in another few weeks from South America will be considerably more accurate than the way it appears in these photos.


LOCOMOTION:

For an additional fee, I have commissioned to have this toy fully converted into a rolling, functioning, steerable RC toy with working treads! (Just like the Lucasfilm model)

For the conversion, we are using the electronic rolling treads from a 1/12th scale RC german tank as the functioning RC platform. There will be one PAIR of rolling treads at each of the Crawler's 4 corners (that's 8 total treads).

We are using the working treads and RC electronics from this RC tank:

http://www.trendtimes.com/rcta1sc212fe.html

Because of the Sancrawler's considerable size and weight, it will roll somewhat slower than the tank seen in this video link. The RC tank's black rubber treads will be modified to more accurately resemble the Sandcrawler's simpler flat pattern.


CONSTRUCTION:

This custom Sandcrawler toy is made of 1/4 inch thick hardboard, plastic, fibergass, and magnetic links (to hold removable panels in place). It's considerably heavy (about 21 lbs).



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