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May 29, 2009, 05:56:00 AM
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I would like to warn that my writing is quite far from readable, for me it will be a first experience of foreign language practice so don't be very critical  :razz: :embarrased:

For this group build I chose heavy tank in beloved steampunk style. I am actually trying to be in frames of victorian universe -alternative techno future, where internal-combustion engine was never invented and steam boilers evolved to the effective reactors fueled by uran enriched ore.
Some inventions of that time you could find in my gallery:
http://www.coolminiornot.com/artist/Decoy

"Pendragon" is a typical representative of the steam weaponry. It is a colossal armored devastator, heavy equiped with cannons and ammo, capable both for fast enemy steamgear killing and castle demolishing.

so:
Time: Steampunk Alternative Past (1924-1935)
Country: Albion Parlament Republic (no Stuart monarchy restoration in 1688)
Producer Company: Frobozz Electric (Sir William Frobozz is a current Lord-protector of the iseland)

Weapon : Linear atom-smasher cannon -main siege tower
             4 120 mm cannons
             2 50 mm fast load antitroops cannons
Armor: Heavy Steelar metal Shields
Move: Four tracks


to be continued.... ;)

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May 29, 2009, 11:27:02 AM
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To the scratchbuild

I think my principles are quite universal but far not obligatory:

1. you got a general foggy idea and that is all you need. And a good title for your work   ^_^
2. no sketches, no detailed design -please, it is an imagination :P
3. Always have a large box of unaccomplished models - you never know what you need next
4. Do not be precisely accurate - sculpey and greenstuff will hide all fissures )
5. Be prepared that result will be absolutely different, but cool

so for this tank - as an idea I took tower of the King Tiger and initially it was a start of demonic possesed nazi ubertank, but only initially  :lol:

Aboriginally hull of the tiger seemed to be small for the super tank, after some thinking I added part of Abrahams and polysterene.




Note rule #4 - greenstuff(green) closes all fissures )

For the uran ore reactor initially I took classic variant, but changed to more detailed (turbine from starwars starfighter ;)):


to be continued
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May 29, 2009, 11:20:54 PM
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So, continue with tracks -according to idea there should be four -pair of internal and external ones

for internal I used wheels from other tanks -just attached with greenstuff, covered with tiger II tracks, Also back is taken from Tiger, and sides for this tank are taken from Abrahams



External wheels need steampunk style. After some headaching seek I found a possible decision - Barbie coach  :embarrased: :lol:

May 30, 2009, 07:10:00 AM
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Looks very interesting so far. Kids toys are always a great source for odd bits.

May 30, 2009, 08:34:18 PM
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I'm thrilled to see your in progress thread. Its fun to see someone who builds in a similar fashion.

The body looks very fast, like a sports car super tank. Great start decoy.
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May 30, 2009, 08:50:08 PM
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Thank you - you comments inspire for further work  :D

Today part is short - this steam fortress has 6 cannons besides the main, so it is time to start them. Again no detailed plan -I was just lucky to find all detailes in the box with modelling trash)))



Note the white flowery pattern on the anterior surface, it is a tribute to the feudal nobility  ;)
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May 31, 2009, 04:59:51 AM
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Where did you get the white pattern?

May 31, 2009, 10:09:15 PM
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I have 1:35 diorama terrain, so I took pattern from fence

June 01, 2009, 01:33:32 AM
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This is gonna be good, can't wait to see more!

June 01, 2009, 06:20:39 AM
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So with help of huge box of modelling-toy trash all what is necessary for cannons were found
For steampunk device we also need two large pipes (they will limit main tower movement but very steampankish) and some pompous latin text:

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June 02, 2009, 03:43:31 AM
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Lets continue with main tank tower )

For enemies nightmare -atom smasher cannon we need one pen and some cogwheels for steampunkish targeting system.
Also I sculpted eagle wings on both sides - taken from brother's collection coin