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Freki Battlewagon by enc86 Freki Battlewagon by enc86
When the UC (United Colonies) decided to take back the wasteland, they knew they needed much more than just tanks.  The Freki Battlewagon was built upon old world wreckage/salvages as cost saving measures but has been upgraded to survive and dominate. Severing as an all-round utility vehicle, it's highly valuable in recon, salvage and Odin support. Highly mobile, fast, rugged and with ample stowage space, a single Freki can travel for days in the waste without resulpply. For the scrum that is encountered, a modified mounted rail gun, back dual mounted machine guns and smoke launchers can easily eliminate most threats. Working independently,in a pack or by Odin's side, the Freki are as deadly as a ravenous wolf.

This is my finished 1/35 kitbashed Humvee. Built up from an old and very crappy kit, with added kitbashed, photo etched, scratch built and resin stowage details. Painted with enamels and weathered with art acrylics and MIG pigments.
I built this Humvee to hopefully match my Odin tank for an upcoming diorama. While I am not 100% happy with it, it will need a bit more weathering and maybe a few more details (flag, forgot antenna too lol) I do like it allot more than the first time I built it. The kit was really crappy, so everything was a bit warped and off and details really lacking, while I feel like I upped the detail a bit, I'll have to buy a better Humvee kit someday and bash that too XD

Anyways sometime after the holidays Ill get to work on the diorama for this and the Odin tank. Should be a solid amount of work and fun, so I am a little excited to get it started. Thanks to everyone that helped me brainstorm names for this thing and BIG thanks to :iconcomcody336: for suggesting Freki.  As always questions comments and suggestions are welcome.
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:iconmazedicer:
mazedicer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the dirty pale combination.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
thanks man, i had been worried about this scheme, but after some washes i started to really like it. i have a tank in the same colors too. lol i am a sucker for grays!
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mazedicer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what it is but I don't like things neat and perfect, you should see my house. I love the old weathered down vintage and antiques because it gives me the feeling that they have a long history and who knows what they been through. Makes me appreciate life even more. Don't get me wrong, my house is not a mess I just have stuff in their natural wood and others completely stained/painted. Love the variety.
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Writer
UC?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
United Colonies, i have this whole elaborate back story for my personal vision of the wasteland XD
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Writer
Can I hear it?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
that would be a super long story lol i really dont have all of it hammered out or anything. but for awhile i figured that all my 1/35 fit into the same weird universe. id have to dig but i did have a timeline i wrote down somewhere....maybe at some point i should put some time into writing it down again....
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Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Writer
Do you need help?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
you know at some point i think i would really like that.
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:icontevo77777:
Tevo77777 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Writer
I didn't read two books on writing sci-fi and fantasy to keep the secrets to myself.
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
ahhhhh nice dude, very cool....ill have to give it alot more thought, as i don't take myself or my "universe" very seriously. thought it could be a very fun project! remind me in a couple weeks when i am done with my current project, ill try to find/write the time line.
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Wolgy95 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing :)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Thanks! this one was alot of fun.
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SasaBralic Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sick work!
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
I love the slapped-together armor plating! Verra noice!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
thanks, i thought it was fitting for this ride!
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pulsarracerman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressed!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
thanks dude! this one is one of my personal favs(just built it a few weeks ago) one of my smallest and most detailed works.
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:iconpulsarracerman:
pulsarracerman Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No kidding?  Smallest?  WOW!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
pretty small, i have done smaller but for this scale and level of detail its up there.
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:iconpulsarracerman:
pulsarracerman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought the smaller the kit, the less detail.  Is this not true?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
yea it really depends on the scale and how big the real life counterpart is. like a massive 1/300 ship might have like 10x the detail as one of my 1/35 tanks or your 1/24 cars. sometimes it can even be easry depnding on the scale. thats why i like 1/35 its kinda in the middel of everything.
1/35 can be pretty easy to load up with detail, its big enough to make your own details and there are TONS of detail sets out there for it. so dispite the models size, i was able to give it alot of scale objects, and counting individual parts it would be vastly more detailed than some of the bigger tanks i have made.
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pulsarracerman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense.  A ship is considerably larger than a plane, so I see where you're coming from.  I've always liked 1/24 scale for cars and 1/48 scale for planes.  I have build only one 1/35 plane before.  It was radically detailed, and I would definitely like to build one again someday.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
awesome dude! i say next time you got the chance, treat your self and get one. i have seen my share of birds in that scale. the details really are incredible. some really nice models out there.
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Stroomberg Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Now that's nice! Your collection gave me inspiration for 1:35 Guardian :)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
thank you, means alot!

 
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draggane Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice look and weathering !
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
thank you very much! this kit always bothered me, so it was i was happy with the outcome on this bash.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
MAKE MORE GERMAN ZOMBIES :)
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
XD
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PetoriusRex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, and get the mentioned dio done with the Freki and Odin, would ja?!!! LOL
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
lol the dio is next up, right after i finish my robot(should be about a week)
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PetoriusRex Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What the--?!!! How'd I miss this one??? This is freakin' awesome. Now THIS is what they ought to be driven in my military series. Yea-ahhhh, buddy!! :thumbsup:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
lol thanks man! this thing came out alright and looks pretty badass with the odin.
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aliensspawn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
holy shit yea 
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
XD
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Very nice Hummer. Was it the Italeri or Esci kit? What kit are the tires and rims from?
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
this was an older "Academy" release and the wheels/rims are from a Tamiya  German Sd.Kfz.232
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JamieDMac Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Man, seeing your work makes me itch like crazy to go build a kit. Awesome job! I love that big ass gun. Really looking forward to seeing this and the tank together in the finished diorama. 
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
thanks dude, this one was tooo fun. got a bit side tracked on the diorama but ill hopefully start the ground work soon.
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CanRay Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, something I just thought might be very important:  A Winch!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
oohhhh good call! i have one somewhere and could bash one up as well. ill try to remember!
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CanRay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Writer
Always good to be able to get yourself out of jams when you're working solo like Recon can do.

Also, it'd be good to get the Odin unstuck in certain situations with the rest of the Frekis attached to it.
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comcody336 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow the Humvee turned out great.Love how you have  the cat sitting on the seat on some of the other pictures and btw thanks for using one of the names i suggested  :D
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
thanks dude, this one was a labor of hate, happy it came out as it did!

your welcome dude, honestly i gotta thank you. i am just so bad about naming stuff XD
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OLEyARTisTREE Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   General Artist
Epic work man. Stoked how it turned out for you. This needs to be in a story or a game or something... 
Did you ever need to use the counter balance?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
thanks dude, was stressing at first but i think everything worked out alright.

that would be awesome! maybe someday, that would be like a dream XD

nope, tho i am sure ill have to use that at some point(its an excellent idea) i did a pretty god job building it up and the gun is actually pretty light so it sit pretty much perfect(unless you really stare at it XD)
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MustachedPinkie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! That's pretty awesome! :D
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
thanks! was quite fun to throw together.
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franklando Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013   Filmographer
Supercool = you've done an awesome job with the weathering on this! :D
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