Jim from Products For Wargamers suggested I make something for the industrial range using the smaller snack size Pringles tube. He even gave me a snack size Pringles tube, but it was empty, which was a bit disappointing, even so, without the prospect of free nibbles, I said I would have a go.
Anyway, I thought about it for a while, just making a very small tower seemed like a waste of time, may as well just have a single height square tower and leave out the tube. So a spiral staircase seemed like a good idea and here is the first attempt. Actually it is the second attempt, the first version need slightly higher vertical supports so I did not even try to build it.
It is difficult to build but it does look good, I think I can alter the build process a little to make it easier.
The square Industrial Control Tower can be very tall, as tall as you want to go. It is modular, with most of the bits being interchangeable.
One of the ladder sections did not quite work and needed some fixing but generally it looks great with models all over it!
There are still some other sections being worked on, but the final version may have less sections as there is just too much to cut at the moment. I have three different methods of going between levels, one set of stairs and two variations on ladders but this may be too many to make commercially available.
I could not resist doing this, a double height Pringle Tower.
I just had to design one new level to join the two tubes and a different vertical support for the upper section.
It is very big…
The painting of the GR-75 transporter is proceeding slowly, it is actually very hard to hold in one hand when painting.
I have also built two towers with an interconnecting landing platform but the transporter looks a bit big for it. Of course I could always design a larger landing platform.
Following a visit to my laser cutting friend, I have an MDF mountain to deal with.
This lot is the second version of the Industrial Office Tower I am working on, it is compatible with the Pringle tower, but is a variable height.