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khurasanminiatures07 Apr 2010 11:32 a.m. PST

The Hatchet is the close air support system of the Mekanoids. They are able to quickly deploy heavy firepower across the battlefield with their seven pulse cannons and their assault laser.

One key role of the Hatchet is to provide air support and defense for the titanic Dictator land combat system, and they are provided with air to air missile silos for that purpose.

Pictures of renders ( the kit will be identical as it is printed from the same design):


This 15mm flyer is about 75mm long and will join the enormous Dictator battle mech, the Grenadier robotic infantry, and the Dragoon heavy robot in the upcoming 15mm Mekanoid line. Stay tuned!

Moonbeast07 Apr 2010 11:57 a.m. PST

The bright side is that these are still very much works in progress, the downside is, once they're up for sale you'll own my soul. This, like the Dictator, looks fantastic.

(I make fun of others)07 Apr 2010 1:06 p.m. PST

From the side it actually looks like a hatchet.

Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian07 Apr 2010 1:23 p.m. PST

That's pretty uber. (he said, teetering on the brink of 15mm wargaming…)

28mmMan07 Apr 2010 1:34 p.m. PST

ugggghhh…My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives…all these 15mm choices…please no more, it is stressing me out, wait where's my froggy?

JRacel07 Apr 2010 2:02 p.m. PST

More things to order . . . . . . my wife is going to hate you!


Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2010 3:30 p.m. PST

Dude! I think I just found my 30k 6mm "Stormbird", a predecessor to the Thunderhawk that carried 3 times as many troops. Oh boy!

Grabula07 Apr 2010 4:14 p.m. PST

Another win! That thing looks awesome!

khurasanminiatures07 Apr 2010 4:16 p.m. PST

Hey Uesugi I'm glad to hear that this will fill a role in 30k for you. It was designed as a robot gunship, but we made sure there was enough room in the "head" for a crew of two for those who wanted to use it as a manned flyer.

Or a crew of twenty in 6mm scale!

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2010 6:06 p.m. PST

Yeppers, I need not annoy anyone with "30k Stormbird" posts anymore…problem solved.

And don't think I'm not looking at ur big friggin robot for use with my 28mm 30k Marines too!

Good work boys, keep it 'em comin!

Heinz Good Aryan07 Apr 2010 7:58 p.m. PST

Looks Terminator-esque. I can see that chasing an SUV across a blasted landscape.

War Monkey07 Apr 2010 8:02 p.m. PST

Oh yeah very good will go along with the rest very well. when it's all together I would really hate to go against them all. nice job!

Demaratos07 Apr 2010 10:39 p.m. PST


unitrecon08 Apr 2010 3:25 a.m. PST

75mm? Going to make a nice Dreadnaught, double use! Ching!

khurasanminiatures08 Apr 2010 4:32 a.m. PST


MiniatureReview08 Apr 2010 4:53 a.m. PST

Wow these and the walker are certainly going to make some cool vehicles. Love it.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian08 Apr 2010 6:32 a.m. PST

Dreadnought. And for Silent Death at that size, it'll make a fetching DDG. ..evil grin

Jon, when you release that thinga nd it proves to be long enough for a Litko two-hex flight stand, I'm picking one up and cutting a set of stats and a ship display for fans of Silent Death… the overall size will determine if it's a corvette, a frigate, or a DDG… the centrally mounted main gun may have to go or be fixed in place along the centerline, but overall that thing looks like it will make an excellent conversion into a spacefaring escort vessel…evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express Creative Content Team

khurasanminiatures08 Apr 2010 6:48 a.m. PST

Hey Leland, I didn't mean the spelling, I'm just not sure what is meant by dreadnought. Like a 40k dreadnought?

What size hexes are we talking about for the litko? The model is designed to fit on one flight stand, though the plug on the flight stand will go into a little ball, and the ball will go into a round hole at the bottom of the gunship, so models can be mounted in many different positions.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian08 Apr 2010 8:34 a.m. PST


by dreadnought, IMHO the poster meant *really nasty spacefaring battleship,* not "dreadnought suit." At least that's my story and I'm stickin' to it…evil grin

The Litko stand I use are two-inch hexes IIRC' no worries about the ball joint, etc., as I've been building plastic models since age 8, and have been an inveterate kitbasher for over 30 years now:


Note the Litko two-hex flight stand I am talking about…evil grin

My first reaction to this thing was the same as others; it's damn versatile, suitable for more than one occasion. The fact tou're rendering it 75mm long is a total bonus for me for the reasons I've already outlined. Too cool.evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express

NoseGoblin08 Apr 2010 8:44 a.m. PST

I knew it would be good for 28mm as well as 15mm, but never contemplated a space ship… cool idea!

All the best,

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