|Steam tank - looking a bit rivety now...|
Work continues on both the steam tank and the Bazalgette Light Armoured Perambulatory Contrivance (BLAP-C), with both now in the detailing stages.
|BLAP-C, hobbling along at the moment...|
The steam tank now sports Faraday Flux Projector side armaments and a few other new details since my last post, as well as, you guessed it... rivets! Lots of 'em. Given that I haven't spent a lot of time on this model this week, it's coming together quite quickly.
|Many rivets and a Faraday Flux Projector now adorn the side of the tank.|
|Closeup of the Faraday Flux Projector. Should look pretty cool when it's painted.|
The Faraday Flux Projectors were thrown together using drawing pins and small beads. They are mounted on plastic rod, large beads and cogs from a correction tape spool. The combination of cogs and sci-fi should be sufficiently convincing when they are painted.
|Rear hatch with lock. A gantry will be fitted later.|
I plan to build a back gantry behind the tank, along the lines of the end of a Victorian train carriage. The big rear hatch has (of course) a trundley-trundley-clunk locking mechanism. It's the law. So does the turret hatch, while the turret itself is now mounted on a big cog for a more VSF feel.
|Details are added to the turret. A flagpole will eventually reside in the upright bracket. The turret itself is now mounted on a big cog.|
So far then, 193 rivets. With many more to come.
In the case of the BLAP-C, I have applied 88 rivets so far. I need to do a bit of work with green stuff (grrr!) before I can finish the cabin, so I've been putting it off. But have no fear! It will be finished! I swear! Often!
|Bazalgette Light Armoured Perambulatory Contrivance... now with rivets!|
So there you go. A lot of rivets still to go but I can see light at the end of the tunnel... Which is great, as I have a couple of new vehicles planned that I'd really like to make a start on soon!
|"Chuffity, chuffity, chuffity... ZZAAAPP!" went the little train...|
All the Best!