1/56 Armoured Steam Tractor - Completed Picture Added

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1/56 Armoured Steam Tractor - Completed Picture Added

Post by Captain Darling » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:08 pm

Well I already have three projects on my workbench in various states of completion so what the hell why not start another! I said my VSF Engineers would get some transport in the form of an Armoured Steam Tractor with Trailer so last night I drew up some plans and today I started work. Built with the usaul stuff I use styrene sheet, plastic tubing and odds and ends.

Here's the basic bits I have so far, I've already given the roof a coat of 'Heritage Green' from a cheapie spray can just to see what the colour was like and I'm pretty happy with it. I intend for this to be painted brightly in the style of the time but with added on dull coloured armour plates and armoured wheels.

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Here's the bits resting together to give an idea of what to expect, lots to fabricate yet...

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More soon(ish)!
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Re: 1/56 Armoured Steam Tractor

Post by Admin Fella » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:11 pm

That is great stuff mate. I sculpt some conversions a bit on figures, but this is essentially copying historical detail. The imagination to do this sort of thing is beyond me! :shock: :D

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Re: 1/56 Armoured Steam Tractor

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:06 pm

Hey Matthew thanks for the comments they are really appreciated!

The full details of the now completed Armoured Steam Tractor are now on my blog!

http://captaindarlingsminiaturesemporiu ... ot.com.au/

Here's a picture of Captain Darling reviewing a section of Engineers with their newly delivered Armoured Steam Tractor on Salisbury Plain circa 1877!

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Cheers!
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