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khurasanminiatures Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 8:43 p.m. PST

We are very pleased to release our latest 15mm science fiction vehicle, the Stannis Iguana, an all-terrain combat vehicle.

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This is the military version of the rugged Explorer all-terrain truck -- the Iguana features an armoured cabin and a dual turret-mounted DEC, as well as a chin mounted light pulser.

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The kit itself is resin with pewter suspension arms, which are very posable. Gamers who mount their vehicles on bases will be able to make an extremely dramatic mini-diorama with this! The arms have three different preset positions -- low, elevated and high elevated -- or the modeler can just shave the notches off for those positions and pose the legs as he or she pleases. The bogies also swivel left and right so the truck can be depicted in a turn, for instance.

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Seen above are the civilian version of the truck, the Explorer, and its police cruiser variant, the Charger, which mounts the light pulser on the roof rather than the observation bubble. Both parts will be provided with that kit when it becomes available in a month or so.

Painted by kunzomat -- vielen dank kunzo! The kit is available now, at the link below. Look for the Explorer/Charger kit in about a month. Happy gaming!

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Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Apr 2013 8:45 p.m. PST

Oh my…

earthad Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 8:53 p.m. PST

That is awesome!

War Monkey04 Apr 2013 8:56 p.m. PST

And why do I carry a wallet!? I never have any money in it and do you have to wonder why!?
Very nice!

AVAMANGO04 Apr 2013 9:18 p.m. PST

WOW that is a bit special…

Micman Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2013 9:21 p.m. PST

Very nice!

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member04 Apr 2013 10:09 p.m. PST

And why do I carry a wallet!?

The little photo album? grin

Baron Trapdoor04 Apr 2013 10:55 p.m. PST

Very nice.
Hey Jon can I grab your email addy.

Cheer
The Baron
Flytrap

head spigot Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 1:41 a.m. PST

Huzzah, I get to scratch the #1 want off my list, thanks Khurasan!

dwartist05 Apr 2013 2:12 a.m. PST

That's a cracker! Wish I'd have got that one!

Eclipsing Binaries05 Apr 2013 3:10 a.m. PST

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

AWuuuu Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 3:16 a.m. PST

Hottie !

I will have to get a pair of them some day..

28mmMan Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 4:33 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

Personal logo Dentatus Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Apr 2013 5:21 a.m. PST

Ditto. Very cool design.

corporalpat Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 5:28 a.m. PST

Oh, yeah! Been waiting for these. BTW, can I set up some kind of installment payment plan?

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 5:57 a.m. PST

I'm sorry Pat, I'm not really set up to do that.

Enigmatic Baron, it's on my site, at the bottom of the menu:
khurasanminiatures.tripod.com

krimso Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 6:35 a.m. PST

Uggh!! I thought I was going to take a break from buying 15mm Sci-Fi stuff. I had planned on painting some figures before I bought more. Silly!!

combat wombat Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 7:11 a.m. PST

another homerun!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2013 7:50 a.m. PST

Order placed.And there will be another placed next month for the civilian versions.

I am so weak…

(Major Disaster) Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 7:53 a.m. PST

Oh yeah, release the super cool toy when I'm broke…
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bluebirds40 Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 9:15 a.m. PST

very cool mini.

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 9:29 a.m. PST

Looks like the assault on the chocolate factory is going according to plan! grin

That's a very refined design, it looks like a plausible vehicle. Wish you'd released the civilian version first, that's what I am after.

leidang05 Apr 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

Any chance I could order several of just the body/turret without the wheels and wheel assemblies?

This fits the bill for what I have been looking for but I want to make it a grav vehicle and don;t have a need for the wheels.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2013 9:45 a.m. PST

That is superb in a modern, cinematic kind of way.

Well done all round.

Excellent work.

John T

CorSecEng Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 10:16 a.m. PST

"Oh, yeah! Been waiting for these. BTW, can I set up some kind of installment payment plan?"

Actually paypal might help with that. They keep telling me to pimp their financing options.

BTW Amazing vehicle. I might have to get the civilian version.

Eclipsing Binaries05 Apr 2013 10:42 a.m. PST

Wow!! So good that even Porfirio Rubirosa wants one!!!

(Sorry PR)

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Apr 2013 10:54 a.m. PST

I don't know which I like better, the military or the civilian variants…evil grin


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 11:00 a.m. PST

I have Khurusan, Antenociti and a few Micropanzer vehicles. Also a few Critical Mass and Old Crow. I'm actually a big consumer of this stuff! So, shock horror, yes I do buy. And when I do it's often 6-8 vehicles.

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2013 11:11 a.m. PST

I don't know which I like better, the military or the civilian variants…

There's only one sensible answer Leland:

Pawn Shop Clerk: You know your weapons, buddy. Any one of these is ideal for home defense. So uh, which will it be?
The Terminator: All.
Pawn Shop Clerk: I may close early today….

They all look great.

John T

PS the paintjobs on the samples are excellent as well: the dirt on the wheels and legs is very convincing without being overdone. Chalks/weathering powders, I'm assuming.

John Bear Ross Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 12:14 p.m. PST

"I don't know which I like better, the military or the civilian variants…evil grin"

When in doubt, get both.

;)

Best,
JBR

(I make fun of others) Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 12:22 p.m. PST

Paintups are very good, absolutely, but I think the dust on the wheels is a bit overdone, at least for a display model.

Dragon Gunner05 Apr 2013 12:49 p.m. PST

Another gem to order.

Any word on the Nova Republic Cossacks?

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

Dragon Gunner, very soon, and there are some bits that will be released to go with it.

Porfiro, I think you can see the wheels pretty clearly -- actually you can arguably see them even better than if the tyres were black.

Etranger Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 4:09 p.m. PST

Perfect for Monster Truck racing too! Added tothe wish list.

wminsing Inactive Member05 Apr 2013 7:18 p.m. PST

Another winner from Khurasan!

-Will

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2013 2:25 a.m. PST

Porfiro, I think you can see the wheels pretty clearly -- actually you can arguably see them even better than if the tyres were black.

I don't know what the beef is. The wheels look highly detailed. And well painted. And great.

John T

Mikael Inactive Member06 Apr 2013 6:24 a.m. PST

This is a must have for me. I love the design and the paint job. The weathering is so dang cool. Good work

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member06 Apr 2013 12:33 p.m. PST

I guess the concern is that the chalk weathering obscures detail? It might just a tiny bit, but that's pretty much what the wheels look like.

Eli Arndt Inactive Member06 Apr 2013 1:04 p.m. PST

Those wheels looks to be pretty realistically painted…

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-Eli

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member06 Apr 2013 1:27 p.m. PST

Thanks Eli. To be fair I think the owners of those trucks would wash them before putting them up for sale. grin But I think gamers are getting a decent view of what the pieces look like.

Eli Arndt Inactive Member06 Apr 2013 2:17 p.m. PST

No doubt. Seems clear to me especially as we have seen the prints and the render too.

You stuff has a good rep for quality.

-Eli

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian06 Apr 2013 7:23 p.m. PST

Jon,

I've been around enough real heavy construction equipment and some actual AFVs running around on a test field to recognize that the artist did an excellent job in providing this new model with a very believable weathering job while preserving a clear view of the high level of detail the sculptor delivered to same.

I second Eli's assertion as to the quality of your wares and your service.


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Personal logo John Treadaway Supporting Member of TMP07 Apr 2013 1:55 a.m. PST

Agreed with Leyland (and others). Weathering and the wheels. Don't understand the issue…

John T

khurasanminiatures Inactive Member07 Apr 2013 10:00 a.m. PST

And when the Explorer/Charger is painted, it won't have the dust so you'll be able to see the wheels.

Eclipsing Binaries07 Apr 2013 4:42 p.m. PST

I did a lot of advertising design for Fiat a few years back and part of the photography set-up on the new cars was to brush the tires quite heavily with chalk so that the tread would show up. And it was a regular job where we still had to change the contrast using photoshop as the tires looked too black on newsprint. So, even brand new real vehicles actually get a bit of weathering to their wheels.

13thMonkey Inactive Member09 Apr 2013 7:28 p.m. PST

Looks good!

head spigot Inactive Member10 Apr 2013 12:25 p.m. PST

In case anyone is curious as to how this model comes, here's a pic I took of mine with all the parts out of the bag:

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Jon at Khurasan wasn't kidding when he said that this thing is multi-poseable. It looks great, I'm super happy about this model!

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2013 5:54 a.m. PST

Mine just arrived, and it is an amazingly well-cast miniatures. The resin body has really intricate detail. I can't wait to paint it up!

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2013 7:49 a.m. PST

Mine arrived yesterday and they are great castings and look to paint up easily and well.

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