03 February 2014

French: Steam Tank Development at Halt

French Engineers Stymied as Compagnie du Char Drops Ball

   Reliable sources in the French demesne report that the project to supply their armed forces with a small scouting landship (or steam tank) has come to a sudden halt. Apparently, the manufacturer supplied the government with two portside drive trains and no starboard!

From this angle, it seems okay...

An idea taken from another: smokestack supports.
Just some L-iron Plastruct, cut and painted to match.

Now we see the problem...

The logo for the French National Rugby team.
I am considering putting this on the tank, along with a tricolor.


[Editor's Note: I bought this tank back at Historicon, and just got around to putting it together. Lo and behold: two left tracks and no right one. I've contacted Ironclad Miniatures (the manufacturer) to correct it. I am sure they will - they have a good reputation and I've had one similar issue with them previously which they corrected immediately and with good spirit. On the other hand, I think it is going to look quite good when it is finished!]




6 comments:

John Lambshead said...

I dunno, the French army going around in circles again.

J Womack, Esq. said...

I've heard back from Ironclad. A new set of tracks is being dispatched across the void tomorrow.

kmfrye said...

Genial!

Paul oftheManCave said...

I out stack supports on my steam tank too and think they give it a much more period feel:

http://www.pauljamesog.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/hearts-of-oak-part-3.html

J Womack, Esq. said...

Paul: Yes, I stole the idea from you. Too good not to use. I may even go back and retrofit some on my other steam tanks.

Paul oftheManCave said...

Well you are most welcome and I'm looking forward to seeing your refitted contraptions!