R/C Tank Combat

Tank #T078

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I required a distraction from my wheel destroying tracks and decided to finish building the bodywork. From simple sketches I continued to build a shape that people know as the marder III.

the sides of the fighting compartment are put together. Everything has to be strong enough to hold together with the pulling and pushing on parts of the frame as the driver clambers in and out of the tank.
 

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I cant resist filling and priming as soon as anything new is finished.

The rounded gun holding section (It must have a proper name) was formed by bending 6mm plywood soaked in pva over two wooden former's.
 

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A spyder Victor will be the marker in this tank, for now at least, The marker is held by a hose clamp fixed to the barrel, trapping the marker in the hardwood block. the black dummy barrel is an aluminium tube left over from DJ lighting systems from another life (before tank life). I might invest in a better marker at a later stage.

Next i built a mount that could swing up/down, left and right.
 

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when fitted the gun can move almost 45 degree left and right. The amount of up and down movement will be limited to fit in with the Max 10 degrees elevation rule.

This was the stage i`ve been waiting for. To78 was driven round the back garden where Co2 and paint were supplied. My upside down wheel barrow (Sherman) was treated to a good custard coloured blasting
 

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Another view. A 40 pb hopper will be constructed soon and the Co2 bottle will be given a home.

And another.
 

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