1/5000th scale

Mortal Engines "London"

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Scratchbuilt 1/5000th scale Mortal Engines London

Model Built March 2019 to January 2020

 

     

    I read the five Phillip Reeve "Predator City" books around 2018/2019 and enjoyed the saga so much my mind turned to a possible modelling project. By coincidence I had two 48th scale Russian Tanks on my shelf left over from the Bakunin Mechas project so it seemed serendipitous that I should use then for this. I found an article online by Wired that estimated the movie version of London at 500meters wide. This fleshed out my scratchbuild to be close to 5000th scale.

    Everything took longer than planned because I packed in too much detail into the tiers (that nobody will ever see). My version is close to that described by Philip Reeve in his books so diverges wildly from the movie version. On reflection the 48th scale tank tracks look wrong being too large. For this size of model (the London fits in the palm of my hand) four 72nd/76th scale tanks should have been used to create four smaller track bogies. That would have looked better. So I struggled to make this look truly massive. How did I do?
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