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Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:08 am
by SeraphimKnight
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Heavy Tank "Pangolin" by SeraphimKnight, on Flickr

Just a quick LDD doodle. Info & LDD file on the Flickr page :)

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:58 pm
by FrostCollar
I don't mean to resuscitate a very old post, but no one actually commented on this one so I wanted to say that the turret here is really great! I'd definitely like to see a breakdown of how it's put together.

The front of the chassis is a little short though. I might be projecting because I've unsuccessfully tried to make a few tank designs with those very pieces, but I think if the front stuck out a bit more it might look better.

Overall though I like it!

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:38 am
by SeraphimKnight
Haha, thanks! As for the breakdown, if you have access to Lego Digital Designer, there's a link to its file on the flickr page. You can fiddle around with it as much as you want!

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:43 am
by Riptor25
I had missed this gem! Nice sleek design! Very futuristic.

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:12 am
by SeraphimKnight
Thanks! You wouldn't believe the nonsense I had to pull to make the turret able to pivot at this size haha

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:30 am
by Riptor25
SeraphimKnight wrote:Thanks! You wouldn't believe the nonsense I had to pull to make the turret able to pivot at this size haha


Well now my curiosity is piqued. Can we get a breakdown of it?

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:05 am
by SeraphimKnight
Oh, it's not a very complicated idea, but it took me a while to figure out how to do it. I wanted to make it spin on a turntable but it would've mean making the turret much bigger and seeing how large it is already I gave up on that. I ended up with this. 2x2 plate with one knob at the bottom, 1x2 plate with 1 knob to spin on top of it. 1x2 plate is recessed into the turret so that the turret spins in one piece. Also the ½ plate gap enables the ladder's stud not to get in the way of the turret's spinning. I could've used a turntable with 2 1x2 plates with one stud but I'd have had to use another 1x2 plate with one stud on top of it and the 1½ plate gap looked ugly.

I'll post a light breakdown of it later (or edit this post I guess).

Re: Heavy tank "Pangolin"

PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:58 am
by Riptor25
SeraphimKnight wrote: I ended up with this. 2x2 plate with one knob at the bottom, 1x2 plate with 1 knob to spin on top of it.


Nice! I see how the 2x1 one-stud fits in there just nicely while not interfering with the inner workings of the turret. Well done!