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Land-Crawler "Habbacabanna"-II by steamby51 Land-Crawler "Habbacabanna"-II by steamby51
Quite Possibly one of the most ridiculous things I have come up with yet. All sprouted from a story that leapt into my head from this J. Singer Sargent picture: [link] And a discussion with Atticus-W over how ferdinand's dream of his mustache being able to fly inspired the zeppelin.

This is a merchant-ship hull that has been hollowed out and replaced with more crew quarters and derricks. The wheelhouse has been elevated up on a big trussed tower, and two specially-built water-tube spiral-tube-to-column-and-header boilers (WHOS CLADDING MAKES THEM LOOK FIRE-TUBE) have been sunk into the superstructure. These feed steam to two immense treaded and articulated drive-units underneath the hull on trusswork. The whole machine can crawl over most land formations at 5 to 7 MPH. It's Mission: to find a gigantic sandstone NOSE buried in the egyptian sands, and retreive it by any means neccesary. Enjoy.
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Rockyrailroad578 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More amphibious than the Alligator warping tug (which I'm currently making an improved version with duct tape)
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Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the ones that I'm really impressed was the land battleship but in the history of tanks and armors its really rare to see the designs of the Pre-WW1 armor design especially the ones that puts the battleship on land...
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steamby51 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But this is not a ship of war.
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Hotshot45 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Very cool. Reminds me of the mission 4 boss of Metal Slug 2.
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Loveable-Retard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh Karnes, what will you think of next? XD

And no, that was not a challenge...Blast!
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steamby51 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD

well the OTHER part of this story is related in part by my post "Searching for Chimaera"

If you like i can send you the FULL story in a note
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AH! It's right up their with Kaiser Wilhelm's dreams of a land-going dreadnought!!! I LOVE IT!!

MWA HA HA HA!!!!!
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steamby51 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD glad you like
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JanBoruta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Insanely great design! Fits perfectly in my taste of land crawlers and steampunkery in general. A job well done, and the execution is very good, sir!
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steamby51 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you mister Boruta! More to come on this subject, and this actually has quite a lengthy backstory to it which I could send to you in a note :D
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