SETTING THESAURUS

TANK



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Armored metal exterior painted to blend with its surroundings (green, brown, tan, gray, or a combination of colors)
Front headlights
Rear convoy lights
A registration plate
Cannon and guns
Various hatches (the driver’s hatch, gunner’s hatch, etc.)
Antennae
Storage boxes (to hold food, ammunition, first aid supplies, and tools)
Sights that are used for looking out of a closed tank
Small windshield wipers for each sight
Hooks attached to the sides
Multiple wheels running along a continuous track
Rear tow hooks
Caked mud
Dirt and dust plastering the frame
Grass stuck in the treads
Camouflaging materials (netting, moss, cloth) covering the tank’s body
Soldiers standing in the turret
Tracks kicking up clouds of dust and dirt
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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