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Thundertank Mk. II
My second version of the awesome tank from the 80s TV cartoon, Thundercats, the fully functioning, minifig scale, Thundertank Mk. II...
About this creation

This is the second version I have made in Lego, the first long since forgotten many, many years ago. While this is not a replica, I like to think of it as an evolved Thundertank, (something for the rumoured movie perhaps...)

It features twin rolling treads and a pair of claws which conceal lift-arms, each fitted with a wheel and cannon. The lift-arms can be moved up or down via attachable levers. This enables the tank to lift off the ground and raise it's claws. Another cannon is hidden in the nose, in front of the removable cockpit module located above the mouth intake (with working jaw). Plenty of interior room for an extendable gun turret or swivel chairs for the other Thundercats under the dorsal hatch. When the turret is extended, the hatch doors and main dish act as shields.

I aimed to keep the proportions of the tank correct, and in scale with the figs. Since it is not an exact replica of the cartoon 'tank, I may yet build another version, perhaps in UCS scale... one day.

I could not have built this without many of the newer elements. I also am unable to replace the pair of dark bley 6x1 curved slopes on the nose, simply because they don't make them in medium gray. Getting the cockpit area right took a while, and I tried numerous windshield arrangements until I was mostly satisfied with the current version. It's okay, but it'll have to do for now.

This project is not completely finished though. I am in the process of making the Thundercats in minifig form (which would explain the faceless figs in these photos) and have ordered a few parts in medium grey to replace a a few of the dark bley parts. I will eventually get around to replacing the photos with new parts or improvements, but for now, Thundercats! HOOOOOOOOO!!




Star Wars LEGO sets available from Amazon - a few hard-to-find sets available too! Death Star II, UCS Star Destroyer, Jabba's Sail Barge plus the Millenium Falcon)



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  October 25, 2012
can I know what parts I need?
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  August 1, 2011
This has got to be the coolest MOC I've ever seen! This should be the MOD!
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  May 21, 2011
i love the design! super cool!
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  May 7, 2011
It is impressive, scale and construction wise are simply unique and fantastic. Can't add enough words to say how much I love this creation. Excellent!
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  November 16, 2010
VERY NICE.....THUNDERCATS ARE GOOOOO!!!!!
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  September 2, 2010
OMG!!!!! IT IS!!!! REMARKABLE!
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  January 25, 2010
Thundercats gooooo! I think about my childhood during the 1990's. I want to see those cartoons again on the telly. Great job you did, very precise and it's one of my favourite cartoon vehicle too.
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  October 20, 2009
Flat out great! Go thundercats! I'm a tank fan too - check out my new quad-tracked siege tank!
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  August 22, 2009
WOW. Excellent.
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  August 3, 2008
amazing! you have always had great work.
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  August 3, 2008
wow cool! Congrats on MOTD! 5/5 P.S. I never like dthat show :)
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  August 3, 2008
MOCotd! Very cool! Very clean. Love the (almost) Studless-ness! Love the windshield, and all of those hatches everywhere! It looks great! Keep up the good work.
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  August 3, 2008
Happy MOTD!
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  August 3, 2008
it's perfect, and what a compact design, great job
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  August 3, 2008
That Thundercat is quite...I don't know how to say it. This MOC is well built and quirky to say the least! Good job! C ya~ElNickre
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  August 3, 2008
ThunderCats HOOOOOO!!!! Excellent Built & Congrats on MOTD!!
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  March 13, 2008
Yeh Shannon, MASK would be cool, but what I'd love to see someone build (I say "someone" 'cause I'm nowhere near good enough to do it) is Silverhawks (sing along everybody... partly metal, partly real...). That would be sweet. As for this MOC... Money! I'd love to see your next installment be Mummra's (Did I spell that right, it has been like 20 years since I've seen that spelled) Pyramid complete with transforming evil mummy... that would be cool. Keep up the great builds. Later ~ Chris.
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  March 1, 2008
Mate that is one handsome build. All the hatches and internal work is teriffic. Thundercats rule! If you or anyone else's interested there's Lego GIJoe stuff here: http://www.bijoe.com/bijoe_vehicles.htm I'm thinking of doing some M.A.S.K. stuff myself so your Thundertank is very inspirational!
Vaughan J
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Dave Shaddix
  February 29, 2008
NO WAY! I was thinking about building one of these and you beat me to it. I don't even think I could approach this level of quality. Great work. THUNDERCATS HO!
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  February 29, 2008
umm cool.. *makin my own*
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  February 29, 2008
snarf, snarf, good to see thundercats are back, snarf
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  February 29, 2008
Never though anyone would make one of these. Not completely accurate, but a sweet tank nonetheless.
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  February 29, 2008
awesome, really cool, that earns a 5
 
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