|Thomson Tank-Engines. Armoured and ready.|
I was surprised at the response my latest creations received both here and on various wargaming forums... Not many comments at all, and mostly positive.
"Hmmm," thunk I, "Should I be reading between the lines here...?"
|Both Tank-Engines with armoured boilers. I may make other variations such as rams, minesweepers, etc.|
So, read between the lines I did... And concluded that perhaps my Tank-Engines ought to be a little less comic and a little more, well, wargamey.
The result was that in a moment of madness, I sliced their faces off.
|"Lord Thomson" with even more rivets! What a joy to behold!|
It then occurred to me that I could have the best of both worlds - unbelievable silliness and, um, believable silliness. If I were to make new fronts for the engines on metal washers, I could magnetise them to make them removable.
|Magnetised fronts are now interchageable.|
The work took about two hours and added a further 46 rivets to each vehicle, bringing their totals to 485 each! (Yes, that's 970 all up. Cool, huh?)
I now consider the boilers to be armoured. Let's see if the Prussians dare...
Meanwhile, the Bazalgette Light Armoured Perambulatory Contrivance is close to completion. The first coat of paint has gone on and her rivet count is up to 414! More on that soon...
Keep watching, folks!
|Two Thomson Tank-Engines flank the Faraday Galvanic Field Gun (and Big Mike)|
All the Best!