Tuesday, May 26, 2015

VSF Steam Propelled Combat Walker


It's getting warm these days, which mean we can have the windows open - which means it'll soon be time to start painting the house. The Man Cave is slated for a redo to get rid of the sad brown painted walls done by the house flippers. I began a lackluster sort of clear-up of the room and found one or two projects that had dropped by the wayside like stragglers on a long march.

One of them is this collection of components for a 28mm VSF Steam Propelled Combat Walker, begun four years or so ago...


Like my earlier Aerial Flyer, most of the pieces were cast in resin from Hirst Arts molds. The central turret/crew compartment is the tin from a variety of (rather disgusting) mini sausages, wrapped in card. The 'hips' for the legs are the central spools from dental floss filled with resin to make them stiffer.

So... I aim to resume work on this little beastie. I have an idea for the feet, which will probably look something like mechanical claws. I'll probably mount the whole model on a base, since it's not likely to balance too well on two legs. Weaponry has yet to be decided. Cannon, Gatling guns, or something else..?

2 comments:

Elderac said...

If it will be used by detestable, despicable, and otherwise ungentlemany sorts, a flamethrower might work.

A J said...

Good point. I'm toying with the idea of making the weapons interchangable, but an evil genius would have a walker in a suitable color scheme, which will restrict things a bit. Hmm...

 

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