Curaisse Fortin Aubriot Gabet - WWI Prototype Tank - scratch build
sculpted & painted
Curiasse Fortin Aubriot Gabet
(Experimental Electric Armoured Vehicle)
Scratchbuild in 1/35
Designed in 1915, the Aubriot Gabet “Fortress” was considered as a way of pushing across the dangers of no man’s land.
The armoured Body was fitted to a Flitz tractor chassis to provide protection for a crew of 2 (driver and gunner) and featured a 37mm Navy Cannon.
It was electrically powered by an external source which meant a long cable was required to trail behind it as it rolled through the fields of barbed wire and shell craters. This left it extremely vulnerable as any damage to the power line meant that it would grind to a halt.
Only a single prototype was built and tested before it was determined the design flaws were too significant to continue development.
Scratchbuilt: Plasticard, Balsa Foam, Plastic Tubing, Brita water filter, Spool of thread, Masking Tape, Apoxy Sculpt, Super Sculpey, Plastic Bits, Forgeworld Brass-etch Barbed Wire, 2 Part Clear Resin, Celluclay, Coated Wire, crushed walnut ballast, and a little sand/dirt from actual WW1 French Battlefields.
Painted with Ammo by Mig Jimenez paints and weathering products.
Best of Show - Bigmouth Competition 2015
Gold - Vehicle - Sword and Brush 2015
SBS will be published soon.
good work and good research! Love it