Mark I Tank

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Introduction: Mark I Tank

About: I am Kaptain Kool, Zombie Slayer, Covenent Crusher, and Creator of Awesomeness. I love building anything out of metal, wood, and trash. I build for fun and occasionally out of necessity.

I am very interested in World War I, and after hearing that the last WWI veteran died I decided to make this as a tribute to all of the brave soldiers that fought in the first world war.  After the build, I was pleased with the result so I built another one.  I built this out of steel and copper for the treads.  It is held together by rivets because it is more permanent than hot glue.  I decided to build the Mark I because it is an iconic WWI war machine and I personally like the look of it.  Thanks for viewing, I hoped that you enjoyed it!

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    cool idea but i think you should take your time and make sure all the edges are clean. But great work I like it ;)

    its looks like u rushed to make it you should slow down , but i really like it

    This is very nice, and has a nice sentiment behind it. it could use a bit of cleaning up with a Dremel or like device, but it is very nice. One suggestion: post an actual photo of a Mark-1 tank, so people will know what you were building.

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    Thanks for the comment! I will try to get around to it. Also, I am in the process of making a rc renault tank also from WWI

    very cool. i cant wait to see it.

    It is nice,but...It looks very rushed,if you have a welder or access to one then you could weld everything together then use the smallest rivets as decorations!!!!but it still is a nice tribute to our veterans of WWI,and the RC car idea is very good!! It would be SOOOO cool if the treads moved too!!!

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    Yeah, I really want a welder and I probably should get one. It was a little rushed, (I didn't want it to take more than a few hours. I'll probably make a third one that's rc and possibly have moving treads.

    Cool! I love the look of the rivets, too.

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    Very cool. Great pictures, too! You should put it on an RC car (if its hollow), and race it around. Great job.