So far, I've only completed the front wheel assembly, and the front gunner's position with its Gatling gun.
I haven't done any preparatory drawings for this thing, and I'm just making it up as I go along, which is proving to be both easier and harder than working from plans. Easier, because I don't have to worry too much about dimensions, except to cater to 3d-printing limitations, and harder, because I have only the vaguest idea of how it will end up looking, so I have to sort out how all the parts inter-relate as I go along.
|Getting more bits on it|
I suspect this thing is going to cost an arm and a leg to print.
|And more. Still a lot to do.|
I think the pilot-house is going to need a lot of gauges and pipes — just have to leave enough room in there for the actual pilot, and probably a co-pilot as well.
I just realized that I have no idea just how the crew are supposed to get to their positions.....
And yet later....Progress has been slow, but I think I now know more or less what's going to be going on down the back.
|Drive wheels and belts added, and some other bits.|
I'm not quite sure yet how I'm going to attach the flywheel — I've got to allow for the pistons that would actually turn the thing.