The turret has been filed and the autocannon has been glued into a fixed elevation. You will also notice that I have covered the turret ring with a playing card that is glued in place. Originally I thought that the addition of the card would give some much needed friction and help hold the turret in position. Boy did it! However, I was in a magnetic mood and decided to glue a magnet into the interior of the turret directly to the playing card. Now the entire turret will stay in place because of the magnets. See the pictures for details.
|Playing cards make pretty decent modeling material|
I was originally going to paint the interior of the hull and then remembered that a predator has no transport capacity and therefore no reason to open the ramp. So, I will not be painting the interior. The exhaust pipes have been drilled out and opened up.
The Bitz Barn is currently out of stock on Rhino track sets. So, I turned to eBay and found four sets for sale ranging from $10 to $11 (including shipping). I am not ready to spend that kind of money just yet. Remember, I wanted a nice cheap tank in comparison to retail price.
I can see four possible outcomes to the track issue.
1. I run without tracks at all. This smacks of white trash though.
2. I fabricate my own tracks in some manner. Sounds, tedious.
3. I wait for The Bitz Barn to get restocked. The lazy, yet cheap method.
4. I bite the bullet and pay $10-$11 for a complete set off of eBay. The lazy method.
This bears more thinking...
|Greeblies for the turret|