I got out "box 'o stuff" and started poking aroung in it looking for things that might belong on a 'cutta (I fancied that this was the method that the Grot "mechs would use) and came up with a pile of useful looking things.
Next I consulted with the "user group" to see what features they desired in the final product.
Frankly they were less than helpful but I garnered some impression of what it was they
were looking for. Thus edified I sketched out an idea in my head.
I grabbed a couple of bits of wood and set the frame together. At first the Head Honcho was unconfortable with the diminutive size of the vehicle but he came 'round
(after I pointed out that he wouldn't be riding in it!).
After a little trial-and-error, OK a lot of error,
I found what looked to be an adequate crew platform.
I attached the platforms to the frame and waited for a while for the glue to set
'Da Boss and 'da gang seems to like it
the bead is the point at which the mast will be stepped
I then added the front wheel
none of my earlier 'cuttas have dashboards or steering wheels,
hopefully this will improve turning
it was then carefully mounted in the back,
where the veiw is the worst
the rear wheels were then glued on and the vehicle propped up so the wheels could dry
'Da Boss couldn't resist giving the steering gear a try
'da boys borrowed the mast from the Sand Skate to take the new ride for a drive
they seemed happy with the ride
there was, however, a feeling that "sumfing wuz missin"
but they took it for another lap anyways
show-room shots, side
to make the boyz happy and to prevent them falling off I added corrugated armor
Snargrag likes it!
"keeps 'da sand offa yer face, it does"
"might even stop a bullet or two"
Next step is detailing it out and then painting to match the rest of the fleet.