Monday, December 2, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
My wife built the grey APC from the body of a cheap "Army Man" Patton tank. We are going to be using it for the Wolfhounds.
The green 6x6 is from Secret Weapons Games and it is the only "kit" model I have done for this project. It also cost about what the rest of the tanks in the project cost combined but it is a very nice model. If I had the budget I'd buy at least a squadron. I may pick up some more in the future.
The two smaller hover tanks in the front are based of a Matchbox toy. These "Douglas" Medium Hover tanks are for my Hell Knights. I already have one of these completed so this will bring me up to a full squadron.
The large hover missile launcher is a variation of my Landshark AFV called the "Hammerhead". It is also for my Hell Knights. It is built from a toy LAV-25 which came in a set from Dollar General and included the missile launcher as a tow behind weapon. I simply converted it into a missile turret.
Hopefully I will get these painted by tomorrow night.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Obviously the design owes a lot to my M1 Abrams MBT but it is a bit more narrow in design.
In my setting these tanks are produced by the same company. The hover tanks obviously has less armor but greater speed. The design designation will be the Laird MBT and Laird HHT respectively. I've painted the hover tank up for my Hell Knights army with the company markings. The tracked version I have painted up to be a part of a generic mercenary motor pool I am building so I have gone without giving it a company or national marking and have instead simply given it a name and number.
I intended to photograph these with some miniatures to show their scale. They are pretty big. Defiantly "heavy" tanks although they are not as big as the two Ligers I just finished. I'm happy with the way they turned out and they will likely be making an appearance in my campaign very soon.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
The drive is made from cheap shaving razor handles also purchased at the Dollar Store for $1.00 per 12 pack. I used 8 to build the drive. I used the same system on my "Hobelar" light anti-grav tank also for the Hell Knights.
The tank is shown here with my Hell Knights Mercenaries who use anti-gravity or "hover" vehicles exclusively. This tank will probably be designated the "Laird" and it will likely be the heaviest tank in the Hell Knights arsenal.
Hopefully I will have it painted up and ready for the table in a day or two.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Next I'll be coming up with a design to paint onto it and some nose art and then the weathering. I'm not entirely sure what I am going to paint on the ship yet but I'm sure I'll figure it out now that I have it together.
I found a gallery with several more shots of this model being used with some WotC 28mm Star Wars figures on this page. I'm feeling even better about this choice after looking at these other photos.