*THIS IS AN OLD MOC, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS FILE* The first tank I made to feature an actual suspension system...
About this creation
this "Model" is more toy, than model, as you can see by the final pic, i have a prototype
that ive been tweaking for about a month now...
what is a rough rider?
well a rough rider, to me, is a lego model built for playablity, and my definition
of playable is"can be used outside", dirt, gravel, snow, ice, rain, sand, tarmac, and grass, all of it, and this Pz 38 takes all of it in stride, except pine straw... but then
again nothing likes pine straw,
it has a fully rotating turret, main gun with some elevation, but a good bit of depression
opening engine hatches, a floating bogie suspension system, and solid construction
also featured are some gears, to add to the front, to mod for accuracy if you choose to,
and 3 track pads, 1 is for the right track, it refused to link in LDD, and the other 2 are for each track to be added on before you take it outside, to help keep the track from becoming too tense during full suspension travel, you can leave the 2 track pads off for road travel, and store them on the front plate, as seen in the prototype picture
enjoy it, and wait for more, cause im gonna be making lots of these haha
*Builders Notes* (4/30/2017)
- This is one of the first 3 tanks I tried to make with functions (59-16, Pz 38t, Type 97 Te-Ke), as such the build quality on the look factor is incredibly shoddy, but they will play well... I recommend not downloading this file as I plan to redo them, in some form, at a future date... The 59-16 will be updated to the WZ-131 (Type 62), The Pz 38t to the Pz 38 nA, And perhaps I will actually just redo the Type 97 Te-ke... Look forward to those, or if they are already up just look at those instead...
Quoting Sam Sanister
Certainly looks like the Czechoslovakian tank.
So are the big rubber tires there for off-roading without tracks?
no, they are supposed to help soften the ride, and make up for actual Roadwheel diameter i lost while making the suspension this simple, instead of slightly more complex as Tommy S. was saying with the 4x4 dishes, and its tough