|Onwards to glory, Big Mike!|
This evening, I am pleased to announce that the Faraday Galvanic Field gun, generator and Big Mike are complete!
|The finished train. 28cm long.|
Since my last post the generator has been finished and painted (as has the driver) Big Mike and both wagons have been based, and Big Mike has been given some reins.
Admittedly, I need an engineer for the generator, but I don't have an appropriate figure to hand. I'll have to go searching.
|Generator from the sides. Lots of red and metallic colours contrast nicely with the dusty ground of the base.|
|Generator from back (left) and front (right).|
It occurs to me that I own more of these dinosaurs and wagons...
|New and Improved Big Mike! Now comes with reins!|
Big Mike's reins were made from very thin strips of brass sheet. I've got loads of this stuff, liberated from used-up tubed of tomato puree. They hold their shape nicely and go all the way to the driver, overlapping the join between the separately-based models. (I decided to base the three parts separately, of course, to allow for maneuverability on the table top.)
|Reins extend to the driver.|
I must say that I'm very pleased with how this has turned out. It started as a bit of a silly idea when I was just messing with bits of junk and has turned into something I'm rather proud of! Can't wait to get it onto the battlefield!
Not a bad result, if I say so myself!
That's all for now - there's a new weapon on my table as we speak. Watch this space!
All the Best!