Donnerstag, 5. Juni 2014

Gallian Army Construction Report No 11 - APC and Sister Mills

Good evening all,

Well, it's Zero Dark Thirty now. I am frying a steak at the moment and meanwhile write this construction report, being proud of having achieved that much today.

After having been lazy last weekend, playing some matches of COH, Starbound and Airland Battle, as well as spending an evening watching animes, it today was time to return to my Gallian Army. I just felt I had to do something - maybe not making the difference, but nevertheless do something.
So I went on with some Gallian vehicles. As my wounds were healed by then, I was eager trying to cut my fingers again ...

But back to what I worked on today.

When I stopped last time, the Gallian tricyle looked like this:

But that's not what I wanted it to look like, as it is still unfinished and doesn't seem to be quite Gallian.

At first, I had to cut off some of the braces and, as I was already on it, also get rid of those storage boxes.
I won't need them any more. At least for this vehicle.

Though, those remnants can be used for other vehicles - maybe :-D.

But we're not done yet, 'cause:

... how true. But that's not what it's all about. It's about green stuff. You know, I couldn't stop thinking about it. So it was quite obvious that once again I had to work with it.
The outcome was quite nice, which you will see later on. But first I had to do some work on the the vehicles rear, especially constructing those fenders. To achieve this goal, I had to dismantle the vehicles front (after all, a three-wheeled vehicle with two front fenders looks silly).
So I cut off the fenders which lead the driver's cabin to desintegrate.
Okay, no problem. I sanded it.

But then, I finally was able to go on!

Constructing the fenders was quite some work. First I had to cut in shape two plastic elements so that the mudgards later would stay in place. Actually, I didn't find any hint how those elements are put into place, so I really like the idea I came up with :-D

After having celebrated my genius, I continued glueing the fenders to the chassis, trying to enhance their stability by using green stuff. At that time, I didn't know this simple task would cost me one and a half hours ..

But finally, the evil I was done. Time to finish work. But there still was some green stuff left. So, what do do with it? Right! Build some new storages boxes, Gallian style!

In conclusion:

I am suprised and happy at the same time. Up to 65 percent of the vehicle are done. Tomorrow, if there is time, I will go on bringing the rear into shape and constructing the front wheel mounting. That should make about 70%. Then there will be some work to be done on the engine cover, the driver's cabin and the load bed. And then, the vehicle is finished - well ... close to finished. There is still a paint job to do. (I think I should ask Anne for it. She wrote some time ago she would like to paint a tank. This at least is no tank, but who cares? No one will ever notice *lol*)

But, and this is what is most important: it was some hell of a funny evening. Having survived without any injuries, I am eager to see this whole construction being finished, ready to be shown to everyone and reading their comments like: "This looks kinda silly, dude!"

So cancel this Gallian Army project! Who cares? Let's build a miniature version of the small border town of Bruhl instead!

And my next goal is ... Bruhl Sister Mills.

See you on the next update!

Take care!


P.S.: And just in case you think, I mean it ... you're right! No, I am not intending to build Bruhl in its entirety, but I have been thinking about scratching those Sister Mills after having finished the first few of my units … if that happens, that would be absolutely awesome …


  1. Looks good so far. I hope to see more soon. ^^

    1. Thanks, Sergej! I am eager to see more soon, too :-D