Thanks everyone. I am glad all of you like it.
Natman8000, on May 25 2009, 05:26 PM, said:
How in the world did you make those treads? I've always tried to make treads like those put i can never use them right. And that tank is amazing.
They are standard technic tread
with 1x4 tiles stuck to every one in two.
Beyond that it's just a matter of making sure that their sides don't touch anything.
Siegfried, on May 25 2009, 05:29 PM, said:
I've actually been thinking about you lately... ***long pause*** ...as by some odd co-incidence I'm building a large scale tank myself which I should be posting in a few days. You keep springing to mind as I've been finding it frustrating at times building a MOC based on something, but struggling to find ways to replicate it in LEGO. You make it look easy. The front of the turret is perfect.
You've thought about me? That's very flattering. Compared to the planes I often build this tank was actually relatively straightforward, since it consists mainly of flat surfaces. What sort of tank are you building?
Captain Green Hair, on May 25 2009, 07:08 PM, said:
Wow, excellent work Ralph. If it didn't have studs i'd say that it weren't Lego.
Are the tracks and turret fuly functional?
Thanks. The turret can rotate over 360 degrees and the gun can be traversed. The tracks work, albeit not perfectly. The tank can drive, but the rims I used for the road wheels aren't completely smooth, which means they get stuck every once in a while. I've taken a picture with the side-skirts removed where you can see the whole thing.