Monday, August 30, 2010

Tiger Taxi completed!

Finally (despite participating in the Beta Test for World of Tanks) I was able to finish the last member of the Tiger Team as well as the little tug, thus completing the CHARON (Tiger Taxi) diorama.

It was very unfortunate for the project that I received an invitation for the beta test of World of Tanks. It's pretty fun driving tanks around on small 15 vs 15 battlefields :)
It is a bit like counterstrike, just with WWII tanks.
Won't keep me long, but it is fun ... and did steal quite a lot of my hobby time.
Luckily they have a server standby for a few days for the new patch, so that gave me back the time I needed to complete the Tiger Taxi.

First I completed Petty Officer 3rd Class Filsinger (he was 90% completed anyway, so just some minor highlighting).

Then I mounted him in the door of the CHARON.

Cool dude :)

Next up was the little tug - the Hooker

That one was also 85% completed and only needed some weathering and damage.

Looks pretty cool.

And that completes the diorama.
So here's a fly-around with all actors in place:

And a bit closer:

With a bit of a backdrop - I love this perspective!

And in the cabinet.

I hope you enjoyed the build and I wanted to thank you all for your help, comments, feedback, encouragement, and brilliant suggestions.
I already have the next project aligned - Code name: NIGHTHAWK
This will really be 100% ON the ATHENA and not stand-alone like the CHARON. I'm still in the planing stage, but close to begin building ... lets just hope the WoT servers reamin offline a few more days *grin*