The Tarbooshian News Agency released these photographs of the first landship to much popular acclaim and cries of 'Foul!', 'Underhand!' & 'Barbaric!' from the sleazy rags beloved of Tarbooshia's poltroonish detractors. To them we say simply: 'Surrender. Or else.'
Massive Carrying Capacity
The landship started life as a child's wooden toy which I picked up for 50p in a charity shop. I removed one of the two funnels and sanded the deck flat. I added a towing hook/eye from a picture hanging kit. After that I added a number of doors, hatches and viewing ports from plastic card. The stanchions around the deck are cocktail sticks. I split the top of each stick very carefully with a craft knife. The safety rope is linen thread pushed into the splits and then glued.The rope is secured at the front by cut down dress maker pins which when then gently hammered into pre-drilled holes. The colour scheme is based heavily on camouflage schemes of The Great War - Camouflage and Four Colour Theorem. The trailer was once a pink doll's pram; bought with some tittering from the charity shop staff. Little did they know of my plans for the pram neither did I make up some story about buying it for a child. No! It's for Garden Wargames in the 54mm style!
One thing that did leap out was that the four colours on their own looked a bit rubbish until I put the black outlining between them. It was then that the scheme 'came alive' if that makes sense.
Hopefully I'll have more pictures of the other landships in HSH's service but until then......
.....All the best!