The first tank I built is a 3/4 scale recreation of an American manned WW1 FT17 Renault. The Americans entered the first world war with no tank of their own. They had tanks loaned to them by their British and French allies. From the Britsh they were to use the Mark 1 and from the French they got the smaller and quicker FT17.
I chose this tank for my focus because it has an interesting history as well as I could make a replica out of old parts I already had with me. I like its simple construction and that it had the first working turret of any tank.
I started back in 2007 with an old bulldozer frame and tracks from a Cletrac HG farm crawler dozer I had bought off of Ebay.