01 July, 2012

TAPV Updated

I've made great progress on my TAPV and its almost ready for molding.  I just have to add the little nubs to the add on armour pieces.










I still need to make the remotge weapons station with a heavy stubber and an auto cannon.  I also need to come up with one more set of lights like the one in the above photo.

I may regret not having a cupola that I can stick a crew commander in, so \I may re-do it one day.  But at least it looks like the real thing. (Well the prototype anyways.  With my luck the real vehicle will have some major changes.)

3 comments:

  1. Though i am stringently against this vehicle, this model is a great piece of work! looking forward to the finished product.

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    1. Which vehicle do you think they should have bought? Or is the whole project as confusing to you as it is for me?

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  2. I really think its a Knee-jerk reaction to all the IED activity we faced in Afghanistan, and while I do believe it was necessary to address the problem, i think they've gone too far in one direction.

    Armoured vehicles operate on 3 tenants, Mobility, Fire power and Protection. Generally you can expect a vehicle to focus on two of these facets while sacrificing the remaining trait. I feel the TAPV has taken this to an extreme and take a 2 for 1 ratio, forgoing the mobility of an 8 wheeled vehicle and lacking the firepower of the 25mm.

    While I understand that cost is a huge factor, I feel like some better contenders may have never been given a shot simply due to the fact that they werent in the price range.

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