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musings on infantry [TANKS]
Tue, 3 Jul 2007 19:59:40 +0100
"see pics first for maximum laughs"
Remembering the word prototype
I was thinking of fixing 3 of these together in a triangle,each holding a one shot
6mm bb paintball pistol,
My girlfrind decided I had to do something more
useful, like get a job .so I did
Neil " make your own tea " R
> I'm interested to see your photos. Frankly wooden figures are likely to be more
>robust than actin Man even if stationary.
> One of these days I'll write up my infantry-making experiences. You can build a
>walking 12" figure, I should think, but it won't go faster than perhaps 1mph or
>operate on anything rougher than carpet. You can build one with wheels, which gives
>you a lot more latitude as it won't have to carry its own weight, but building that
>with some sort of weapon system on board, plus some sort of remote control, plus
>building something that is sturdy enough to cope with 1/6th tanks (see the
>"Marlowville" thread) is pretty near impossible.
> I have considered using clockwork or rubber-band power, as per model aircraft
>(good power to weight ratio) which would give you a figure which could move under
>its own power. My latest idea is to make a padded figure with a weight at the
>bottom which can be thrown by means of a strap attached to its back. This
>"flingbot" would have a paintball in its base so you could attack a tank by
>throwing to hit it. Probably not very effective, though there's a chance your
>opponent will die laughing....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: funkyneroc-at-ntlworld.com
> To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com
> Sent: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 6.00pm
> Subject: Re: Re: Phils tracks [TANKS]
> Excellent, Do send pics in ,
> you say you have few carpentry skills but the infantry you were building looked
> fine, as far as you got.
> I thought it was almost impossible to build 12" walking men out of wood.
> I never said at the time but I had a go at it myself , I`ll send you a pic next
> time , its quite funny.
> Neil R
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