|Steam tank - still in training...|
I am happy to report that the steam tank has come along nicely today and shouldn't take too long to finish now. After an epic session of rivets and glue, the first coats of paint went on this afternoon.
|Rivets are added. Lots of 'em!|
Obviously, there is still a fair bit of detailing to do, but it's surprising how fast these things can come together when you have a ready supply of coffee. I even managed to get the housework done by cutting one hundred rivets at a time, gluing them on, then performing a domestic task, and so on...
|Undercoat and first coats of colour go on... This is where you say to yourself, "Oh God! It looks terrible!"|
I plan to add a gantry to the rear of the tank, in preparation for which, I have to paint the tank first. I won't be able to get a paint brush in there after the gantry goes on. I am still playing with the idea of coupling gear to pull tenders/carriages.
|Faraday Flux Projector detail. Nice and bright!|
I decided to continue in the somewhat gaudy style I began with the Faraday Galvanic Field Gun... Bright metallic colours contrasting strongly with bold green and the dichroic reflector of the MR11 lamp. No camouflage or khaki here, by Harry! Let the blighters see what they're in for, eh what!?
|Rear hatch - a gantry will soon be added.|
I'm also considering making alternative weapon variants, as the turret is removable. Maybe a Hotchkiss gun? Steam-pressure rocket launchers? Who knows?
Anyway, for those who care, the rivet-count for this one currently stands at 419. With a few still to go, I daresay. In my next session, I'll be working on the rear gantry, finishing the painting and adding details such as regimental markings, a flag, and (of course) wiggly bits of guitar strings!
That's all for tonight! More soon...
|Absolutely First Class armoured transport!|
All the Best!