Oh dear. I appear to have built a Martian War Machine. BBC Radio 2 has been playing the musical version of War of the Worlds all week and it gave me a healthy dose of inspiration. This is built according to the descriptions in the book, with my own idea of how it looks mingled in. Everything is built to base:3 (three legs, three windos, three arms etc). "A monstrous tripod, higher than many houses...a walking engine of glittering metal...the clattering tumult of its passage mingling with the riot of thunder." "It picked its road as it went...behind the main body, a huge thing of white metal like a gigantic fisherman's basket...in an instant it was gone." "...head-like hood turning about exactly like the head of a cowled human being...a kind of arm carried a complicated metallic case...and out of the funnel of this there smote the Heat-ray."