Sunday, November 19, 2006

Mad Tom's Tank

I made this Tank model in Max 7 over a year or more ago for the Mad Tom's Farm project over at Qurios Entertainment. The tracks never got made by me because the guys at Qurios were going to have to build a set of tracks that could be animated. The model was base on this illustration by Niel Bushnell http://tinyurl.com/t3kqq

I love the Starsky and Hutch colour and stripe down the side. We also added a 'Mr Fusion' from Back to the Future although I belive they renamed it 'Mrs Fission' to avoid a legal problems :) There's also a satellite dish, so you can watch TV while you drive, though that's not recommended.

Here's a grey render of the model that I did. Kind of like an unpainted plastic kit.
I wanted to do at least one pic of the tank in an environment outdoors, but because it doesn't have tracks I figured I'd hide that area behind some mud and grass, a bit of a cheat I know :)
The Mad Tom's Farm project has now been renamed Farmageddon and has new Blog which you can visit here http://tinyurl.com/wyvua

I'm not sure if the tank is going to be in the project anymore, if it is I think it's playing a much smaller part than originally proposed.

All pictures were rendered in Vue 5 Infinite with some Photoshop work mainly for Depth of Field.

15 comments:

Niel Bushnell said...

Nice on Mr G! The tank will still feature in the show - in fact it has an episode based around it and a whole back history! (Don't mention the Corn Wars!)

Gordon Fraser said...

Put some flippin tracks on my shiny tank Mr G!!! VRUM VRUM!!

(Looks great with the cartoony backdrop....very evil MUW HAW HAW!!!!)

allen said...

I'd drive one of those!

Goobeetsablog said...

very cool model.

GhettoFab said...

thats some fantastic renders!!! and that model rox

Alina Chau said...

NEATO!

Tidyfiguremaker said...

Looks great, nice and very shiny!
Would love to see it animated too, has a hint of Dalek around the turret.

Jo Bling said...

Lovely to see it in situ on a desktop Glazey. The Corn Wars??? Groan..... :-D

Roshan said...

Hey Andrew, thanks for visiting my blog. Wow, ur work is fantastic. I saved some of the pics to use as wallpapers for my pc. Fantastic; I'm surely gonna spread the word around. Cheers!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Cheers for the feedback !

It was designed to have a hint of Dalek about it like tidyfiguremaker has spotted.

Alikins said...

WOW! that's so awesome! i love it in red ~ i'm rather fond of shades of red ;)

thanks for stopping by my bloggity blog too ~ you're very sweet ;)

The Furtive Wangler said...

I've always liked tanks but never really imagined a tank to have such characterisation before. Bravo on a splendid job!

craig said...

sweet tank design. I particularly like the bike horn to scare off foes

Moro Rogers said...

Eee, that's a cute little tank! Awesome.

yarooze said...

It looks mint... ;)