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Cdude93 Inactive Member14 May 2012 11:55 p.m. PST

A while back I found an old beat up junker in the garage. No, no not a classic car. :P An old Grenadier robot, so I decided it was the perfect candidate for a conversion to 15mm! :)

Check out more pics and tons more info at the link:

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McWong7315 May 2012 12:08 a.m. PST

Uber cool, really like what you've done to the old girl.

Eclipsing Binaries15 May 2012 1:52 a.m. PST

That is classy.

Torben Kastbjerg15 May 2012 1:54 a.m. PST

Clever use of a 28mm miniature, definately! I'm about to embark on a lengthy rebasing journey of some old miniatures, which are in dire need of backup… and as fate would have it; you just gave me an idea for using some Infinity drones I have lying about!

AVAMANGO15 May 2012 2:03 a.m. PST

Now that is cool and as it just so happens i also have the very same old walker from Grenadier's Future War's range, the short field report is top notch…

Colin Hagreen Inactive Member15 May 2012 2:10 a.m. PST

I love the Vietnam-style sandbagging of the crew hatch makes the re-scaling feel natural.

Angel Barracks Inactive Member15 May 2012 4:17 a.m. PST

Stowage and stuff always makes a model seem more like a campaign model and thus more 'realistic' to me.

Two Thumbs Up.

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Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP15 May 2012 4:29 a.m. PST

Great looking model, well done.

Sergeant Crunch Inactive Member15 May 2012 5:12 a.m. PST

And the robot is cool too. >:)

Cdude93 Inactive Member15 May 2012 12:46 p.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words, guys! It's nice to know other people out there share similar tastes. :)

@Torben – Can't wait to see em!

AVAMANGO15 May 2012 10:37 p.m. PST

I don't remember who, but someone bought the molds to the old Grenadier Future Wars range of resin vehicles and started selling them again mid last year i remember reading about it somewhere, it might have been in a on-line store. I've saw a few up on E-Bay but did not think to buy them at the time but i wish i did pick up an Armadillo Armored Dreadnought as they were pretty small for 25mm and i think it would be better used as a 15mm cargo transporter or a armoured fuel tanker, maybe someone else can shed some light on this..

Cdude93 Inactive Member15 May 2012 11:41 p.m. PST

I found this, it looks like they're available to order.
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I was also thinking that about the Armadillo – I did not know about them being small for 25mm, but I was thinking that it may be suitable. That's great news!

Since the setting I'm using is a mostly desert world (inspired by several sci-fi works, one of those being Venus Wars), I have been thinking lately about huge land-based vehicles that act as mobile bases, almost like a land-based navy. The idea of a tracked aircraft carrier lined with helipads and a huge door in the front that rolls out tanks, infantry, and recon vehicles just seems like an amazingly cool, plausible concept and potential future project.

McWong7315 May 2012 11:44 p.m. PST

If you find a proxie for those large assed tanks in venus wars, please post a link. Mono cycles not so fussed about, but those tanks would be fun in 15mm.

AVAMANGO16 May 2012 3:47 a.m. PST

It's good to know the old gray cells are still in working order… @ Cdude93 i always felt that the Armadillo was to small when compared next to most 25-28mm miniatures, others may disagree with me but with some minor modeling work that would need to be carried out i think it could be easily adapted for use with 15mm use.

Cdude93 Inactive Member16 May 2012 10:08 a.m. PST

@Mcwong73 – Yeah, I definitely will. I've been searching for a long time, that Octopus tank is just too cool.

@AVAMANGO – That was a relief to find! It always makes me really sad when you search for an older line that had some great figs in it only to find the whole thing discontinued, it's a real shame.

That said, I think I will give the Armadillo a shot. While my U.S. Ranger force is an airborne unit relying primarily on agile, airdroppable forces, I wanted my Pacificans to have a different feel and outlook, so they'll be relying on large, slow-moving armored forces. I'm thinking of using a Ramshackle GNU Armored Transport and that Armadillo as massive transports for my platoon.

Once those halo micro minis come out, I'll revisit my Rangers' transport options. :)

Still, I feel like if a 15mm minis designer sat down and watched Venus Wars and took some notes on the vehicle design, he'd come out with a handle on the aesthetic for some really sweet looking and marketable minis. Just some really cool, rugged looking vehicles in that show.

Eclipsing Binaries16 May 2012 10:22 a.m. PST

I managed to track down a reasonably prices DVD copy of Venus Wars a few months ago. I was a very happy man. It's a great film with some top notch sci-fi designs. I second the call for designs based on the heavy tanks.

AVAMANGO23 May 2012 11:36 p.m. PST

I have been searching all over the place for the second rotary auto canon type weapon for my future wars walker without success so it looks as though ill need to scratch build something to replace it. As the original weapons that came with the miniature were huge especially for 15mm gaming i'm thinking just go with a single mounted one which would still be a terrifying sight on the battlefield,i will just need to try to balance the over all look of the new version so be on the look out for the tank/mech hunter variant of the AW-7 Centurion, the AW-9 Praetorian.

isdblues Inactive Member24 May 2012 8:23 a.m. PST

@Eclipsing Binaries: where did you find Venus Wars on DVD?!?!?!?!

My VHS is completely up the chuff and I've been trying to find it for ages!

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