12 December 2013

SketchUp 3D Challenge #196 - Chariots

Thursday, 12 December 2013 - Monday, 23 December 2013


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The chariot is a type of carriage using animals (almost always horses)[1] to provide rapid motive power. Chariots were used for war as "battle taxis" and mobile archery platforms, as well as more peaceable pursuits such as hunting or racing for sport, and as a chief vehicle of many ancient peoples, when speed of travel was desired rather than how much weight could be carried. The original chariot was a fast, light, open, two-wheeled conveyance drawn by two or more horses that were hitched side by side. The car was little more than a floor with a waist-high semicircular guard in front. The chariot, driven by a charioteer, was used for ancient warfare during the bronze and the iron ages. Armor was limited to a shield. The vehicle was used for travel, in processions, games, and races after it had been superseded by other vehicles for military purposes.
For the purposes of this challenge, your chariot can be from any era or culture as long as it is powered by harness animals. It is not necessary to model the animal but you are welcome to if you find the time. 

Standard Participation Rules apply. Thanks to Sketchmaster Tóth for the challenge suggestion.

3D Warehouse Tag: 3D Challenge 196

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