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Redroom Inactive Member20 Apr 2010 7:03 p.m. PST

Near future Sci Fi:
Treads/tracks (no hover or stalk-legged versions)
Shoots rockets, missiles or shells

I have not seen it in person, but I like the Rebel Minis tracked Merkava (sp) for a near future version of the modern tanks, but I am interested in seeing what others like/recommend.

CPBelt20 Apr 2010 7:15 p.m. PST

RM is one of the best IMO.

Old Crow Sabre also great: link

JRacel Inactive Member20 Apr 2010 7:49 p.m. PST

I agree Redroom, I really like the Merka 5 Medium Tank from Rebel Minis (Link: ) for a medium tank, but for super heavy duty the Sabre from Old Crow is excellent. The Sabre is a lot wider than the Merka and a little bit longer, but the Merka has a longer turret and main gun. There is also a lot more fine detail on the Merka where the Old Crow vehicles have very clean lines so you might need to add some stuff to the Sabre if you want it to look well "loved".

When I read your message about tracked vehicles only, these were the only two tanks that came to my mind. I have several of each awaiting their time on the painting table.


JRacel Inactive Member20 Apr 2010 8:16 p.m. PST

I decided to help the discussion by adding a few quick comparison pictures. The pictures include the Merka, the Sabre, the new Cafferata Class APC from Khurasan Miniatures and a few other Old Crow vehicles for scale. Hopefully it will help those that do not have them all to compare side by side. Sorry the pictures are a little washed out, but gray and white resin do not photo well.

Pictures: link

You can also see the horde of Rebel Marines waiting on me to paint them . . . . . .


ZeroGee2 Inactive Member20 Apr 2010 11:22 p.m. PST

We have our V15-01A "Cougar", here (second item down on the page):


Jon (GZG)

Cog Comp Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 2:58 a.m. PST

Are any of those done in 6mm yet? Specifically the anti-grav sled range and the High Tech grav tanks???

I have been wondering due to wanting to do a Striker game in both 15mm and 6mm… The armor portion would be in 6mm on a separate table, and the main objective for the infantry would be on a different table in 15mm…

Covert Walrus21 Apr 2010 5:03 a.m. PST

Agree with the OC Sabre, if we are going to indulge irrational predjudices from the 'clanky belt' brigade :)

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 5:52 a.m. PST

Best looking Sci fi tank? Hmm ….


boggler21 Apr 2010 6:00 a.m. PST

No tracks but the Brigade South African AFV's look good:


MiniatureReview21 Apr 2010 8:42 a.m. PST

How about DLD Productions if you can get any.

Bengal picture


Combat Wombat Models
Should start cranking out kits again probably in May/June. I am not sure if they have a tred version or not. The Hover version looks like near sci-fi. I bet he could probably crank one out if you asked him.


kreoseus2 Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 8:58 a.m. PST

The alternative armies one in 15mm was nice.

MiniatureReview21 Apr 2010 9:42 a.m. PST

PlasmaBlast Games has some really awesome ones in 6mm. If they were 15mm, I would say they would be exactly what your looking for.

Lion in the Stars21 Apr 2010 10:30 a.m. PST

I think I'm going to buy a couple QRF M60A2s and hang side skirts and active defenses on them (maybe on a Merk chassis).

The Merk turret is too recognizable to me, while the 'Starship' turret doesn't look US *or* Russian.

Dropship Horizon Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 3:15 p.m. PST

Best tracked for me was the DLD Bengal: picture

Of what is currently available I'd go with the Rebel Minis Merkava too as my first choice.


Eli Arndt Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 3:20 p.m. PST

Though the Rebel Minis Merkava tank si good, I just can't get past the fact that it looks like the Merkava of two generations ago from our time.

It is still the best thing in production right now, though I do wish that somebody would do some near future or even far future vehicles that looked like they were derived from Russian designs.


Dropship Horizon Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 3:24 p.m. PST

I do wish that somebody would do some near future or even far future vehicles that looked like they were derived from Russian designs.

Agree Eli!


Redroom Inactive Member21 Apr 2010 4:10 p.m. PST

Thanks for the pictures Jeff, they show the detail well

nvdoyle21 Apr 2010 7:57 p.m. PST

I do wish DLD would get back into production, or sell/license off their molds/technique to someone who would. They had a bunch of Russian/Soviet-inspired stuff in the pipeline, but they've apparently ground to a halt.

For tracked stuff, it's a toss-up between Old Crow and GZG.

(Jake Collins of NZ 2) Inactive Member22 Apr 2010 3:28 a.m. PST

Seeing as how it seems Russia has cancelled the Ob. 195, perhaps someone will make a mini of it for sci-fi wargaming!

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