Tank in action

Here is the tank getting some more testing done, and a new driver trying it out…

We’re gonna need a Montage

Here is a quick video montage of the build from the beginning…

All but finished

Well the tank has reached a point one could call finished.  Sure, I will always be tweaking, adding, and finishing up details, but basically, it’s done enough for now.  And it looks preeeeeeetty cool.

 

And here is a little test drive.  I had to take the turret off to drive it.. it is made for a kid afterall.  Watching this video was the first time I have seen the suspension work on a bump, and it worked great!

Detail work

I’m making the final push to finish the tank.  I’m knockin out a few details.  Like the mantlet for the main gun, made from a curved piece of fiberglass, and a cut up 3″x2″ abs reduction coupler:

 

Then I made the headlight guards, and painted and mounted some fog lights for headlights:


Then I painted the stars on the turret, installed the finished gun barrel, and mantlet, added little handles on the hatches, and the turret is finally finished.