12 May 2012

4 Little Lost Treads....

So Guys what sort of vehicle should these happy little tread units go to? While I have a couple of ideas, I figured I would ask.

As for their construction they are dead easy to make. Use a round punch to form the "wheels". Then Laminate them to a bit of backing plastic card, and trim the plastic card to the shape of the tread unit flush with the wheels. Finally using a bit of flexible plastic card, in this case 1/4 by 0.01 strip, glue it in place around the wheels.

Additional track detail can be added at this point. I have considered lugs in the form of small T shaped rod. But simple raised plates wouldn't be much of a trick either.

RV's of the OutWorlds....

Here we have a Caravan with all the gross detailing done, ready for all the finishing bits. Things to be added; the back porch, steps for all the doors, door handles, a front grill, maybe some more bumper on the front and of course lights. I am considering a Solar panel for the roof of the living section as well as a HVAC unit on the cab roof.

The overall project I am working on is a Wastelands Truck Caravan, another couple of of RV's, I have a couple of tank trucks, one a Gekko Pickup the other a Provider (both from Old Crow), planned but not decided on actual form are at least two cargo trucks in the rolling peddlers shop motif. Add to these a number of outriders driving bikes, cars, etc... etc...

Game terms for this vehicle are still being figured out, but it is a relatively slow vehicle think 50 to 60 mph full out geared for torque (figure granny gear) with a Off-road suspension and tires. Range over speed is the emphasis. Both the cab and the "house" are armored, at least in terms of a normal RV's skin which really is no better that cardboard against firearms. All three doors have "doorgunner" rigs for Machine guns and the side windows on the House act as firing ports.

Back-story is that this is built up from a wrecked exploratory truck by the current driver/owners grandfather and he took took up working the road with several like minded Owner/Operators.

04 May 2012

Shades of Traveller Batman!

Was playing around with making tread units and well one thing lead to another. this is pretty much a Classic Traveller Tracked ATV built to at 2/3rds scale. And it was completely unconscious build I was to the detailing stage before I noticed. 

Outstanding Landspeeder paint up on this Blog.

Going to have to get to the paint table here soon.