Tuesday, 19 January 2010

So 2 tracks and an orange/black plastic box and a dollop of blu tac are in front of me waiting to be used. I tried a couple of different ideas, but (again) the result was huge, far to tall to be used in game. So I tried the box without the lower black half and this looked to low, and was difficult to place, and would of been a bugger to set if I'd tried to glue it like that, (the Lego plastic is very resistant to glue). So I was sat wondering if I could get something else to use as a bottom hull, when the thought came to turn the top hull over and try that as a bottom hull, it looked like this

This also gave me something to glue my upper hull to.

Poxy Proxy Predator the beginings

Seeing as I can't get more than 1 photo per post, I'm doing this the long winded way!

So below is the donor tank

This is a model of, I believe, an American Abraham's tank. I removed the turret, the the engine cowlings and some other bits was left with a shell, I tried sticking the box on the top but this looked daft, and far to big (more on that subject later!), so I got out my trusty cutters and set to work trimming down the body. After 10 minutes not so careful cutting I had the tracks off and the upper hull set to one side, ready to bin. The hard part was getting the engine out, this had to be done with some care, I planned on giving this to a guy at the club, thinking that it would look okay built into his Necromunda set.

Monday, 4 January 2010

The root of the idea

So at long last someone has actually asked where the idea for this project came from. And well it is rather easy to explain, disappointingly.

In White Dwarf, the games workshops own magazine, there was once an article on the Predator Battle Tank, with an exploded diagram and a lot of fluff on the tank itself. How it was based on the Rhino APC which is built from an ancient Standard Template Construction, and at the bottom of this article was a small paragraph, relating to a some redundant design features that show that between the Land Raider and Rhino there exists another type of tank. This one throw away line has lead to me spending hours working on this project to build what I'm calling poxy proxy Predator.