What’s on the workbench in the first week of Q3?
The main thing that will have to change are the road wheels. If we want the side hatch to be realistically able to go through to the main hull, then the existing road wheels (light green) are too big. Fortunately the Churchill (a WW2 British tank) provided the inspiration for a smaller set of roardwheels, as the Churchill had a side hatch and ran its tracks around the outside of the sides, similar to WW1 tanks. The track course is shown in red. So the next cut will be to modify the design to incorporate these changes.
Mk IV Tank
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for Battlefield 1 then you really are missing out.
We are super-excited about the game and have decided to do the vehicles that have featured in the trailer (for use as “counts as” models in other gaming systems)
All cardboard Heavy Artillery / Big Bertha
Our existing heavy artillery kit is a mix of card and MDF and the MDF adds quite a bit to the cost. This was a test to take all the MDF bits and turn them into two layers of card – so instead of 3mm MDF, you would have 2mm of card. Worked ok but a few small bugs to iron out.
This might or might not be in the game but we want to do it anyway as it is an iconic WW1 tank and also, I want them for my Imperial Guard army as a small scout tank that I can use instead of sentinals.