I wanted an armored car for my Austrian World War I army. Since I couldn't find a model, I did some research. I found two possible types on "Tanks Encyclopedia". First the "Romfell" with all its curves and strange angles and then the "Junovicz", which looked very simple at first glance. Just smooth straight armor plates, that should be very easy to draw and should it be this vehicle. Wrong thought! After the first few strokes I noticed that the whole beast is asymmetrical. Damn. Ok, I want to try anyway ...
Unfortunately there are no good drawings of these vehicles, and there is only one picture on the left that raises more questions than answers. There are different plastic models but unfortunately none of them shows a reconstruction of the left side that would match the photo. I tried to draw the left side myself, but unfortunately the photo shows the vehicle only diagonally from the left front, so that many details simply cannot be seen and the reconstruction becomes pure speculation.
Before I went crazy, I decided to choose a "ModellTrans" resin model as a model and thus to make the left side a bit simplified (and not quite right).
I decided to use the model made from Alexander Bondar. It is interesting to see that the construction of his model is almost identical to mine!
Here are the last pictures of my model before I stopped on it.
And here are the first steps of the "landships" model. I printed it a little bit smaller to fit the scale of my WW1 figures. The wheels are very nicely done, but they will not survive a game, so I will have to make my own simpler version of some details.
the real life takes all my time at the moment, but yesterday I had an hour for working on this ugly beast. I decided to simplify the machineguns, the lamp, the axles and making new wheels to make the model more gamer friendly.
Post by Punkrabbitt on Jul 20, 2020 13:11:07 GMT -9
I love it!
Hi! I'm Harry, formerly "Coyotepunc" here on the forum. I am a hobby addict; I prefer papercraft scenery to use alongside my 28mm metal and plastic miniatures, and am not afraid to mix and match my hobby media. I game sci-fi, fantasy, and historical (including Ancients, Dark Ages, Renaissance, and World War II Manchukuo.)
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