Years ago I got a bunch of these toy radar dishes on the back of a junk truck.
The trucks went to the Goodwill but i kept the radar dishes. Then I got this old truck out of the spares box.
Remembering the 1950's science fiction classic, Earth vs the Flying Saucers I decided it was time to employ some defenses against alien attack.
I painted up the truck and converted it to a radar carrier, but updated the radar into a weapon.
It was an easy conversion, I cut down the radar dish mount so it would fit on the truck bed, a Roco 5 ton truck or even a 2 1/2 ton truck would have worked just as well.
The weapon part is just a plastic drinking straw with a spring inside.
Get a spring that is just barely small enough to fit into the straw. It took a little work but I finally got the spring into the straw. No need to glue it. Cut the straw to length with scissors. I save springs from used up ink pens for just this purpose.
I put a tiny bit of clay on the base of the spring to hold it all in place, that way I can remove the weapon and use it as a regular radar. I will probably use a little super glue to hold it in eventually.
This unit managed to save the Capitol Building.
Thanks for reading.
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