|Lord Smudgington Smythely-Smythe surveys just a few of the compenents we have been hoarding...|
Anyway, here I am and here's the latest:
I've been sketching, thinking and gathering bits and bobs in preparation for the construction of my most ambitious machine to date - Lord Smudgington Smythely-Smythe's Hydraulically Motorvated Sextupedal Land-Traversing Vacational Domicile...
|A concept layout for the main deck of the walker. Galley, cabins, conservatory, billiard room - what more could be needed?|
To be honest, there has been much procrastination thus far. I'm a little intimidated by the scale of the creation that is shaping itself in my head. Not to mention the time limits I have set myself.
|Just one of several leg-concepts. This type of configuration recalls Pantagruel more than Gargantua.|
The aim is to have this monstrosity ready to for next August's Call to Arms convention in Wellington... Very little time indeed...
|A few of the 100 flickering flame LEDs I plan to turn into lanterns for the vessel. I've never built working lighting into a model before...|
Nevertheless, Lord Smudgington Smythely-Smythe assures me that it can be done. Or he'll shoot my favourite Glopwump and mount its head above his mantel piece. So I'd better get on with it.
|A very cool electro-magnet... Can't wait to find a use for this!|
So there you go - nothing built as yet, but plenty of planning and preparation. It's time to begin!
More soon! I promise!
|Some rather impressive cogs... The engine room of the walker is going to be singularly impressive! I think I'll start with the engine and build the vehicle around it - as I did with HMSW Gargantua.|
All the Best!