|Project by ToyMakingDad||posted 11-22-2012 03:58 PM||2281 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I’ve lurked here a long time and wanted to share an orginal project.
These are two British WWI tanks that I made from bed slats, a few dowels, a Clementine box and a 2×3.
I made “R3” for the son of lifelong friend. My friend is in the Armor Branch of teh US Army and needless to say, tanks are a popular topic around their house. I’ve since made a German tank for R3 to fight against and will post that project later.
Construction was pretty straight forward. The tracks and hull are solid pieces. The sponsons are a combination of dowels in a block of pine sandwiched between the wood from a Clementine box. The main guns swivel through 90 degrees.
Hard to tell from the pictures but they are:
5” wide at the sponsons
3” wide at the tracks
So while not perfectly to scale, 1/32 or 1/35 toy soldiers look about right.
-- Toy Making Dad, Northern Virginia, http://toymakingdad.blogspot.com