Need an armored vehicle to roll through the hordes of undead but can't get access to a military tank? Take some inspiration from these homemade tanks, with the guns and plating you'll need at the end of the world.
A Megatron tank replica, built by a Chinese designer in 2011
The Sham II, built on an old car chassis by Syrian rebels in 2012. It has five video cameras, flat screen TVs, a PlayStation controller (controlling the machine gun), a 7.62mm gun and 25-mm thick walls to resist up to 23mm cannon fire.
A 1:1 scale Russian tank replica built by Hao Jinxi and his friends in 7 months from about $125,000. The 20.4-ft (6.2-m) long tank weighs about 10 tons.
This tank with an inch-thick steel plating and a battering ram, used by a Mexican drug gang was found abandoned in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It could withstand fire from .50-caliber mounted weapons and grenade blasts.
Vehicles of the Free Syrian Army, February 2013
A Tiger I replica, built from scratch in Russia
A fully operational half-size Panzer tank made of plywood, built by a mechanical engineering student named Will Foster. It had a three-cycle diesel engine, and can shoot paintballs and golf balls.
Los Monstruos (or Rhino trucks), built on a three-axel truck bed and a heavily armored cabin, which could withstand grenades and fire from .50-caliber weapons. Two of them were found in a workshop outside Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico. The trucks had "swiveling turrets, snipers' peepholes and gadgets to dump oil and scatter tire-puncturing nails on roadways."
Other Mexican drug trucks
An armored bulldozer, designed to destroy barricades and roadblocks, made from concrete and steel, built by Libyan rebels in 2011
It was manned by four gunners with five machine guns, a tank gun, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, several AK47s and a helmet full of hand grenades.
A pickup converted into an armored combat vehicle, near Misrata, Libya, May 2011
(Photo by AP/Rodrigo And)
A real tank modeled on the People's Liberation Army's Type 63A light tanks, a gift from Jian Lin, a 31-year old farmer from Mianzhu, China, to his son
A Syrian rebel sits inside his car in Khaldiyeh, Syria, May 2012
(Photo by AP/Fadi Zaidan)