Ge­off builds wooden tank

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE -

A CAR­PEN­TER has made a life-sized First World War-era tank – from wood.

Ge­off Arm­strong, 58, started mak­ing the 28ft­tall replica of the 29 ton­mark IV in Jan­uary.

It is made of ply­wood, a plas­tic tube for a gun and plas­ter of Paris riv­ets.

He has spent 500 hours on the cen­te­nary pro­ject, which can be seen at Carlisle Cas­tle in Novem­ber.

Ge­off, of Bramp­ton, Cum­bria, said: “It’s just me with saws and a mea­sure.”

ON TRACK Ge­off and tank

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