Friday, 12 April 2013

The Ma.K Tank Build Challenge

The next challenge over on the SFMUK site - http://www.scifimodels.org.uk - is to scratchbuild a tank vehicle for the far-flung Ma.K universe. Always loved the designs from there, so i've jumped right in. Top pic is a dish i was going to use for the basic shape if i couldn't find anything better, as its very in-keeping with similar hull shapes already used. But then i stumbled over the second pic while going through my boxes today. Its the bottom of a broken spinning top the Sprogs had along with three plasticard and kitbit legs. Its a long-abandoned attempt at making my own version of one of my favourite Martin Bower models from Space 1999, Taybors Gun. Looking at it now, its pretty hideous - horrible, low quality cardboard for the basis of the legs, with far too thin Plasticard overlays, so thin that the glue used has melted the plastic. But i love the design of the original and thinking, with legs done better, with a different thingy uptop and a new colour scheme, it could fit well in the Ma.K universe. So that's what i'm going to do.

5 comments:

Ian Marchant said...

I recognise that yellow plastic bowl. Poundland, I used them for the shoulder pads on my Cylon suit :)

Mangamax said...

Great aren't they - and three for a pound too!

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