Monday, June 9, 2014

All Quiet on the Martian Front: Repaired US Tanks

 The US Steam Tank models are very easy to customize, even for someone of my limited skills.  Up first is a US mark II tank platoon that's equipped with Tanks that have been recovered and repaired.  The blast holes from the Martian heat rays have been covered up with armor plate thats welded into place and then it's back to the battlefield.

The "armor plate" is thin styrene plastic and the welds are a thin roll of green stuff thats then scored with a hobby knife.  It's a bit crude but gets the job done.  I'll add some scorch marks from some hear hits and the weather the vehicles.

The grey Mark III's in the background will get a similar treatment once I see how the Mark II's go.

The Tanks are a lot of fun to build and customize!

5 comments:

Jason Meyers said...

Great little details on already very interesting models. Love the sand bags too.

My only question is wouldn't most of the damage be towards the top of the tank since the Martian vehicles are so much taller? Just a thought.

Terry Silverthorn said...

Very nice work! I am still awaiting my package which is 'In the mail'

Red Dog said...

Looking good! I am eagerly anticipating more of this project :-) Cheers, Paul.

Monty said...

Great models, Miles; the more I see of this 'period' the more interested I become...nnooooo!!

Monty said...

Limited skills?
For me those conversions look really nice. It's always good to add some individuality to those models.

Cheers
Stefan