This submission is titled "Tumbleweed Tank" I built this diorama in 2007. The inspiration came from the cover of a 1930's era 'Popular Science" magazine. The tank was comprised of two finned sided that rotated around a spherical compartment that housed the driver and gunners. The premise of a round, rolling tank of course is a little absurd....I would hate to be in one on a steep grade. Articles like this one and the accompanying artwork are what makes the early Popular Science magazines so memorable. The model is scratch built using a plastic Christmas tree ornament and various bits of Evergreen styrene as seen in the accompanying photos. The figure is from Andrea "English Infantryman WW1"(S3-F13) cast in white metal. I had wanted to build a model based on the magazine cover but it really came to past when I found the Andrea figure....it was almost a perfect replica of the figure on the Popular Science cover.
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