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Psyckosama Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 1:16 a.m. PST

The Pegasus Jaguarundi are 1/72 scale light "Paper Panzers" that were never built during WW2 and have an interesting design that looks like it could be scifi while at the same time looks retro. I'm thinking of turning them into tanks to go with Eurika Scifi Germans. They come 2 to a box and seem pretty small so they won't be too over-sized (and lets be honest, scifi tanks normally are a bit big)

Anyone know how they'd look next to 15/18mm scale figures and any thoughts or suggestions?

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AVAMANGO Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 1:51 a.m. PST

They look to be in scale to me and the design does look Sci-fi enough, personally i would apply a few additional bits to strengthen the Sci-fi look but nothing drastic or you will end up ruining what originally appealed to you about useing the Jaguarundi in the first place, they should compliment the Eurika Scifi Germans very well indeed…

Insomniac19 Sep 2011 3:45 a.m. PST

Here's a picture of one of the kits next to a Hasslefree Kindred (WWI Halfling). They are 21mm tall from the sole of their feet to the top of their head:

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All I did to them was add a bigger hatch the the turret so that the troops could feasibly get in and out.

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It'll go nicely with my little sci-fi WWI band :) (I have ten of the tanks to put together…I bought them in a sale at a stupidly cheap price).

Psyckosama Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 5:14 a.m. PST

Main change I'm thinking of is a larger, more impressive gun barrel and maybe some small tech gubbins and stowage details.

Psyckosama Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 6:18 a.m. PST
Insomniac19 Sep 2011 6:18 a.m. PST

Bigger guns would suit them quite well. They are currently armed with a single machine gun which can elevate to a vertical position…probably for anti-aircraft use.

They are nice little kits and I think that, with a few minor modifications, they would fit in well with a 15mm force.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 6:30 a.m. PST

I actually like the fact the main weapon is on the small side (energy powered weapon) it makes the tank look more futuristic, the only thing that need work is the tank hull as it looks to plain i would add a few side vents towards the rear and maybe some armoured cabeling (gitar string) running the length of the hull but thats about it.

Psyckosama Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 7:04 a.m. PST

Hmmm… I wonder… I have some Tau Pulse Rifles around somewhere. I wonder if they'd be large enough to work for barrels. Another good option would be to order some guns from Combat Wombat.

I need some guns with a square look to fit the Scifi german's heavy weapons

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CorSecEng Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 7:45 a.m. PST

I'm using some Schwere Kleine Panzer for my Mangalors(rebel minis Kurgen). They look great as a main battle tank. Same basic kit that you listed but with a larger gun on the front. The turret had a small MG in it. I removed it and left the slit as a view port.

They looks good next to my rebel minis Merka 5. A little smaller so I'd call it a medium tank where the Merka is a heavy.

I hope to get back to my 15mm stuff and get it all finished and photoed for my blog.

I'm considering the kit you mentioned as well.

AVAMANGO Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 8:47 a.m. PST

Dont forget about GZG's Rommel hover tank if you want to match up weapons with the Eurika Germans heavy weapons specalist.

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Psyckosama Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 9:17 a.m. PST

@CorSecEng

Might buy a couple of those to use as assault guns… Hmmm…

Artraccoon Inactive Member19 Sep 2011 2:36 p.m. PST

Might be neat to replace the treads with sets of legs, like a mechanical pill bug.

Legion 419 Sep 2011 6:45 p.m. PST

I kind of like the Janguarundi !

Psyckosama Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 4:08 p.m. PST

Just ordered them. I'll remark on them when I get them next week

Cheomesh Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 4:13 p.m. PST

These are pretty cool looking, but I'd need them in 1/100 :(

M.

Psyckosama Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 4:25 p.m. PST

In 1/100 they'd be TINY.

Cheomesh Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 4:55 p.m. PST

Well, I do game in 15mm, which is around abouts 1/100.

M.

Psyckosama Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 5:15 p.m. PST

I also game in 15mm and am using 1/72s because they're small enough in 1/72 that when used with 1/100 they'd make good heavy tanks once you add a real barrel to them.

CorSecEng Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 5:48 p.m. PST

I've been digging through a lot of 72nd stuff looking for 15mm stuff. Small 72nd means big in 15. As long as it doesn't have doors. Even windows you can kinda fudge. These tanks are smaller then the 15mm (1/100) scale Merka 5 tank from Rebel Minis.

Don't narrow your vision to much for 15mm. I'm even using a 28mm Tau Devilfish as a rather nice 15mm VTOL dropship. Fits a squad of guys really nice.

Psyckosama Inactive Member21 Sep 2011 6:02 p.m. PST

Heck. Looking at the top of this it has hatches but they look really small for 1/72… would look good with 15mms though.

I'll post pics when I get the actual model.

Legion 422 Sep 2011 6:17 a.m. PST

Yeah, I'd get some if they were 6mm …

Psyckosama Inactive Member07 Oct 2011 10:14 a.m. PST

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Well, I got them and took some shots of them next to my Eureka Scifi Germans.

What do people think of the scaling compared to other Scifi tanks and I have one of them a Tau Pulse Rifle for a barrel. I'd like to know if people think the gun is too dinky (it has to be able to fit through the gunslit in the turret) and if so what would they suggest?

Also, any suggestions on how to scifi it while keeping the gritty german looks?

BTW, its on a one inch mat.

Space Aardvark Inactive Member07 Oct 2011 3:20 p.m. PST

They are very futuristic, I wouldn't over detail them, but rather kerep that very spartan look as it has that cold mechanical feel about it.

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