planes, trains and vehicals? #1: one stop shop project and replacement tank

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Blog entry by jacob34 posted 05-03-2012 01:52 AM 881 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I built the sled yesterday and then of course had to build a box today. I had purchased a piece of hard maple that the lumber store had at a reduced price as it was a foot and half chunk, I got it for the whole reason of playing around making a box or two out of it. The box is 3” tall and about 2 1/2’ squared at the base.

The tank is the first of a series of vehicles that my father wants built to remind him of when he was a kid. It is a redesign from a tank I made a couple months ago. changes or lessons learned from the first tank 1. I wanted the body both longer and not flat, the body overall it an inch longer and have an angled front and back as well as being a 1/2 in wider. 2. I failed on the wheels so this time I just purchased some from a hobby store sorry. 3. It will be painted and not stained, probably od green.

Things I liked from the first tank and will keep, the turret shape as well as the way I did the tracks.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 05-03-2012 02:38 AM

Cant wait to see what this looks like finished, I understand having to paint it green after all it is a tank.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-03-2012 03:29 AM

well the first one I stained it green and the effect was not what either of us was looking for

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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