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.
cowboyleland: Things muggles don't say: I stayed in tonight and built one and a half dragons.
Feb 14, 2020 19:12:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: People don't eat as much lamb since polyester was invented?
Feb 14, 2020 14:05:20 GMT -9
Cardstock Dane: Why is beef kebab more common han lamb ditto? It's a disgrace!
Feb 14, 2020 13:28:52 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I thought I started a new thread late last night but apparently it glitched. I was asking if anyone had any leads on some female barbarians I could mod onto lion bodies to make D&D style lamia. DOH! I see the thread now.
Feb 12, 2020 14:00:12 GMT -9
Vermin King: Aargh! Computer issues this AM. After fighting with things for 35 minutes, just rebooted and it works fine. Whew!
Feb 10, 2020 6:17:56 GMT -9
gav: seen them was thinking a bit dodgy, that's cleared up. I take it the plastic ones I am seeing are the same.
Feb 9, 2020 8:02:33 GMT -9
squirmydad: Cool, thanks!
Jan 25, 2020 8:47:01 GMT -9
shep: I think, I'll point him towards the Kickstarter with bravesirkevin's designs, once it goes live...
Jan 25, 2020 6:24:04 GMT -9
shep: He basically says that he loves the flat design for being a flat, easy to store design. However, he does not like building cardboard minis, so he's very glad that he can buy these MDF versions.
Jan 25, 2020 6:22:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: Found the video, uhm, I don't speak German but I think he likes them.
Jan 23, 2020 15:03:45 GMT -9
shep: Ah, I see. Good to know.
Jan 23, 2020 0:38:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: They are the official licensee for One Monk minis, they also sell designs from Antohammer and Brave Adventures.
Jan 22, 2020 13:52:08 GMT -9
shep: I found this website (https://flatpackforces.com/collections/fantasy) via a youtube video. They are offering 2D flat MDF-minis, and they have loads of One Monk designs up for sale. I was wondering, if they licensed the minis, or if this is art theft...
Jan 22, 2020 13:23:52 GMT -9
shep: old squirmydad: Editing the first post did the trick. Many thanks...
Jan 18, 2020 14:18:39 GMT -9
squirmydad: Howdy Blods!
Jan 18, 2020 12:52:50 GMT -9
blods: The Face book site mentioned Ebbles models and Genet models which blew me away how dam good they are. Lots of great ideas. cheers Blods
Jan 18, 2020 11:50:56 GMT -9