Posts Tagged ‘Goliath’

Not a Tankless Task

September 6, 2012

A great weight has been lifted off the shoulders of the workers at Slug Industries seeing as we’ve finally got our latest, and hopefully greatest, model finished. Not a simple one this, with around forty hours on the build alone, seperate moulds for components, and the hot weather mucking up the paintjob on the first cast, but only after full highlighting. In other words a bit of a pain.

Here’s the first paintjob shortly before a lot of the surfaces simply started to crack. A few attempts at repair later and other cracks and flakes appeared. Casting another and painting that proved to be quicker.

The rear door which shows the riveting quite well.

The armoured radiator, which looks flat although it’s made of semi circular tubing, and the Dambuster style headlights. The idea being that they’re adjustable, so you could set a rang to them and when the merged lights lit up a target it’s at the predeterminde range. Probably worth a +1 on any dice roll – if it’s at night.

The first wheel layout. Ending up putting two extra pairs in after Orkdung over at VBCF quite rightly pointed out how it looked under powered. Figure gives a sense of scale.

 

One to make tracks for

February 12, 2011

The other weekend I was lucky enough to get away to the mid-west, which sounds very Yankocentric but I mean the English mid-west which is Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset and very beautiful it is too. Even more fortunate was how purely by coincidence this is also where the Tank Museum is… in the heart of Bovington Camp.

It’s a most incredible place as even Captain Stinky above will say – but I’ll not tarnish either the experience nor the museum with a pile of my cheap words, so I’ll let the photos tell their own tale.