Half-Track Chassis (WIP)

This is something I’ve been working on over the last few days or so. Basically, I’m working on a trio of half-tracks that have different purposes. I’ve finally gotten the suspension system and chassis I plan to use stable enough, so I might as well post pictures. (Do note, before you scream “PHX fail” this is still beta and the finished products will look nothing like the following:

The Chassis:

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/8503/freespace090000.jpg

Two different systems means two different suspension systems(ignore the thrusters on the back, those are for calibration).

Front Suspension:
http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/4442/freespace090001.th.jpg
Something of my own design. Uses a combination of Prop Slave and Axis Linedraw. Works insanely well too, thanks to a Wire Motor-powered steering system.

Rear Suspension:
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5488/freespace090003.th.jpg
A sort of semi-realistic tank tread suspension I devised for future projects. Not sure if it’s been done before with Axis Linedraw, but it works and is very stable. Oh yeah, the treads are a combination of prop wheels and wire wheels that in concert work really well. I’ll just leave it at that.

The Box:
http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5488/freespace090003.th.jpg
Where I stuck all the wiring. Final products will have it as part of the vehicle but for now I’m just leaving it behind, so to speak.

Thoughts? Comments? I would release a video, but as it turns out, My FRAPs is dead and buried and Source Recorder has this habit of filling my hard drive with .bmp screenshots(and one .mp3 recording) if I leave it running for longer than five seconds. I’m still working on the finished products so feel free to PM me. I might even give you a dupe if you are nice.

Teaser:

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/9490/gmflatgrass20080001.jpg

[sp]I’ve had a habit of using my new shit to destroy my old shit. I’ll just leave the above here…[/sp]

Pretty sweet, i like your idea. I dont like to dupe peoples work but i would like to learn how to use the axis line tool like you are talking about. Cant wait to see it finished.

You mean them

:ninja:

Looks like wheels to me

Looks like the scale is way off