I will be fascinated to see this go on, possibly heat to bend the chassis etc? There's not a lot of debris left behind the tank really either. This is obviously earlier, but look how intact the car is comparatively speakingI've got this Funkwagen, been sitting in the box of shame for a couple of years now, with no idea of what to do with it, till now... I'm going to destroy it, but before the air rifle thread joins us, I just have to say, I'm destroying in as scale a way as I can.
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and as to why it's on my Grant build thread, well there's the destroyer, why would a tank crew run over a German car, maybe it broke down with mines left and right and it's the only way forward?
so my problem, how to crush a car in 1/35th scale, foil? by remaking the crushed body panels out of foil, I can paint them and crush them to look like 40 ton of Grant has driven over it, some would be shredded in the tracks, leaving a debris trail behind the tank half buried in sand.
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this is experimental, may not work, but I'll keep you updated
Awesome.thanks for that clip, seems that tanks crushing cars as an amusement, goes back to the first tanks, interesting how compressed the metal is under the point of contact with the track,
The rear quarter panels would be made up from an inner and outer panel.
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when they are spot welded together the are incredibly strong.
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the tank has crushed the rear of the truck, so the panels there are made up, cut to shape. the seats will be torn out and half buried in sand.
the quarter panels joined together and all four pieces of the boot painted in grey primer.
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That looks superb mateplaced the foil panels on with superglue, then using the model tank itself, crushed the car.
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the car will be compressed low into the sand base of the diorama, this will allow the tank track to look almost in contact with the surface.
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I'll rebuild the rest of the car, in situ on the sand replacing bent wheels/suspension, stowage, windscreen ext
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