I took a break from some of the bigger projects I've been finishing up, and decided to build this little tank.
I decided to build this straight from the printer, and I learned...I can't. I can't build anything just like the instructions say. Everything I make ends up tweaked, adjusted, customized, fiddled with, improved (which may be a matter of opinion), or added to.
But I tried, this time, I really, really, really did.
In actuality, the only things I did "non-standard" were to reinforce the insides with cardboard, pin the gun barrels in place with a bamboo skewer and a toothpick, make a pin-and-socket "joint" under the turret, then add a cardboard disk under the turret so it could rotate.
This was because I got ahead of myself and decided the turret was going to rotate before I added the driver's hatch, and put the turret pin and socket in the wrong place. I should have put it about a quarter of an inch closer to the rear of the tank.
But even with all the over-engineering, it took me about a day and a half from start to finish. Well-designed model, and a lot of fun to build.
Here is my new tank with G'nea Pyg the Tau Test Dummy, and a Jotun that is in the middle of being painted.
Chris, thanks for the years of hard work you've put into these!
The Jotun actually started out with the idea of printing it in black and white, and coloring it with a felt-tip marker (because I was REALLY broke at the time). I colored it, looked at it, and hated it. I was also adding magnets in most of the joints, and the more I looked at it, the more I wanted to detail it, both to get rid if the hideous yellow marker, and because it just deserved it.
It's getting close to completion (after a few years in storage), and when it's ready, I'll put pictures up as well. There is an album for it in my Photobucket library. I believe it's called "Jotun," or something really original like that.
My next project is a recolored Prowler. I like the tan color scheme, and Chris was kind enough to talk me through changing the Prowler's color scheme to match the rest of my builds. I emailed him a copy of the finished scheme, but I'm not sure if I used the right address or not.
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May 14, 2019 5:08:58 GMT -9
shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
May 14, 2019 4:20:32 GMT -9
wyvern: Nah, just rewatched the 1931 Universal "Dracula" movies (the Lugosi one and the Spanish version)
May 1, 2019 12:20:34 GMT -9
Vermin King: did you do your bonfire?
Apr 30, 2019 10:08:38 GMT -9
woosh: also, where can i find cool ships and mechs? im looking particularly for any spider tanks or spider mechs. ive seen the site with all the mechwarrior papercrafts and ive made a couple of those but none of them are especially spider-like
Apr 7, 2019 12:38:49 GMT -9
woosh: ebbles sent me here when i asked about his ud41 utility dropship, and that hed seen a mod that had 4 engines, which id like to try
Apr 7, 2019 12:37:22 GMT -9
woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
Apr 7, 2019 12:36:03 GMT -9