Facing constant raids by armed bandits, the Kolesky family took matters into their own hands. Although short on weaponry, the one thing they did have as a large farm was heavy machinery and a 'never say it can't be done' attitude. Thus when they stumbled across an abandoned tank, they decided to mate it to a mobile crane and the "PITBULL" was born. Now it's time to take the fight to the raiders camp...(are any of you buying this backstory???)
Ok, after doing the PostApoc MOCoff with Zach, I've now got the bug (sayonara microscle!)
And I've seen some crazy PA stuff on Flickr so I thought why not. I've always wanted to have a tank turret strapped to a large truck of some kind. I was originally gonna sit it on a big lorry but then I thought if the turret could somehow be attached to the swivel where the crane was you could have a impromtu tank, of sorts. Don't know about the ceditability factor with a mobile crane carrying what must be around 20 tons of tank turret but what the hey! Here's the crane design I based it on:
And the tank turret is based ever so loosely on an Abrams. The front set of wheels has a crude steering (they turn but you have to pick up the whole thing and manually turn em! Don't laugh-it's a big accomplishment for me!) Also obviously I changed the drivers cab to the RIGHT side.
This kind of post apoc is so much cooler than zombie apocalypses. I really like the backstory, sounds enough plauseble to ever be true, but not to normal to be boring. I love the ragged, tough look of it.
Looks impromptu, looks tough, looks cool. Depending on the chassis, the crane probably wouldn't have a problem carrying the turret; besides you didn't say the crane was standard, the family might've beefed it up (it definetly looks like it). I like this MOC a lot!
nice!! i realy like the cab, and the pedals behind steering wheel. Is that wut they are? the wheel covers are very nice to. the whole thing has a nice, "i built this during the day so zombies couldnt eat my brain and had to use a ladder to gaurd my wheels" loook. 5/5 (duh) and hope thers lots more than ther already is!!
At first I was just happy to see a large MOC under the name of Ocean and then I realized it was a seriously awesome MOC and I was very happy. An excellent idea needs excellent execution and you nailed it! Go get um Kolesky boys!