Sunday, November 15, 2009

Week TechVideo, 2009 #46 - Just want some treads like these...

Just another good example to the idea of a crossover motorized sets product line, on the previous post from today...
These here, more suitable for a sub-theme of imaginary vehicles.

A couple of cool and terrible efficient tracked vehicles made by Peer (Mahjqa), with the participation from some of his imaginary enterprises - Yes! he looks prolific creating them... Stilzkin Incorporated, Arxa Enginnering and Vayamenda Industries. The last one we had already seen before through one of its racing division creations. What's next?...

It looks it was featuring aslo into the LW Zwole 2009, main hall...
And a nice transparency effect, on the running treads.

Amazing use of not so common parts and techniques, freaking cool and distinctive look, superb mechanic articulated transmission and efficiency, awesome offroad capabilities, what else?...

The idea used to build the treads just drives me crazy, despite I can't still figure out how they are made working stable into the drivetrains.

Below the fantasy made reality, in Peer's own words.
"The Stilzkin Igniz is a tracked, articulated, all-terrain carrier developed by Stilzkin Inc. for the Russian Army. It is mostly used for (troop) transport, it's not designed to be used in combat. It consists of two units, with all four tracks powered. It can carry up to 17 people (6 in the front compartment, 11 in the rear), although the trailer unit can be adapted for different applications. (Ambulance, flatbed cargo carrier, tactical operations center...) Its low ground pressure makes it suitable for all kinds of difficult terrain like bogs and snow.

The red version seen in this video is a civilian variant. It was stripped of most of its armour and outfitted with a better engine to take part in offroad competitions."

You will find some more great artwork images for these models in action scenarios, from Peer's Brickshelf folder or his Flickr photostream if you are looking for higher resolution images.


Anonymous said...

I have seen this thing in action and it is realy great!

He bilded the grey version first but al those bricks and plates became to heavy. The red - almost studless - version can climb almost everything!

SteP said...

Thath's really impressive, aestethics and good/compact technical solutions, expecially the original thread construction (quite epensive thought, I suppose).
Awesome playability! Really a nice job!

Pe-ads said...

That is incredible.
I especially love the articulation system and the treads.

The treads would probably have more grip, but how much would they be?
£1000 pounds for one of the vehicles?
The rubber treads are by no means cheap.


mahjqa said...

Thanks for all your comments!
I bought the rubber parts for the tracks at 7 cents apiece on bricklink. The vehicle uses 288 of them in total. So all that rubber only cost me $20.16, which is considerably less than a snowgroomer. And the dollar doesn't mean much these days anyway.

TechnicBRICKs said...

The experiences I made with rubber differential treated vehicles, shown severe difficulties while turning over certain surfaces.

We don't see the red Stilzkin turning while moving, in this video.
However I guess it may perform better once the steering is done through the vehicle articulation and it seems, there is not differential drive in use.

Menno Gorter said...

I really can tell you that this vehicle can turn very well!
I've seen it working at Legoworld.
My son Marnix Gorter and Mahjqa even made a cardboard testrack for the Igniz.
It's a pitty you don't see that in the video.

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