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Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 12:34 p.m. PST

Mild conversion of a Gundham Zanzibar cruiser to a 15mm assault lander for Hammers Slammers and Tomorrow's War.


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AWuuuu21 Jun 2013 12:56 p.m. PST

Looks great, but you could post some pics with actual 15mm miniatures for scale ?

Mako11 In the TMP Dawghouse21 Jun 2013 1:06 p.m. PST

That looks neat!

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 1:09 p.m. PST

Very cool!

Redroom Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 3:19 p.m. PST

really like the colors used

Personal logo Ambush Alley Games Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 4:03 p.m. PST

That's really looks the part! I can absolutely see US Marines in hard armor debarking from that!

Shawn.

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 4:04 p.m. PST

Wow awesome, yes needs a 15mm figure for scale.

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 5:06 p.m. PST

Wow, that's awesome!

Where did you get it?

AVAMANGO21 Jun 2013 6:21 p.m. PST

Thats looks great i also have a toy of the Zanzibar cruiser 'Lili Marleen' i bought it years ago for a dropship to be used in Battletech. The one i have is about 11" long by 8" wide made of hard plastic, all the front gun turrets rotate and it has a little compartment to hold a couple of 1/200th Gundam mecha, these days E-Bay is probably a good place to start looking for old Gundam ships and small scale mecha.


I found the one i have on E-Bay, but the price has gone up considerably since i bought mine. auction

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jun 2013 6:29 p.m. PST

Found one… ordered grin

Legion 422 Jun 2013 7:35 a.m. PST

I like it !!! I got a smaller version, about 5 inches long, called a "Zanzibal" … I use for 6mm … I converted it a bit

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Didn't know they made a bigger one …

Personal logo BigNickR Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2013 3:12 p.m. PST

Heh… I got one of these for batletech too, also got the Albion.

I'd be willing to sell or trade either. (my user @ gmail)

(Really need need to renew my membership)

Crimelord22 Jun 2013 6:21 p.m. PST

Nice job.

John Treadaway23 Jun 2013 5:11 a.m. PST

Oooooh Patrick: nice work!

Mind you, L4, I like your little one too (am I allowed to say that?)


John T

Legion 423 Jun 2013 7:58 a.m. PST

Indeed … evil grin

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2013 7:28 a.m. PST

Here are some scale shots I took this morning:

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And the tracks under the lander are just there to keep the chin turret guns from bending. I need to work on some sort of temporary landing gear rig.

And thanks for all the kind words.

Pat

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jun 2013 8:05 a.m. PST

I think the pictures aren't working, let's see if this works:

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comstarhpg24 Jun 2013 5:32 p.m. PST

Yep that works Harold and that is a fantastic model :)

AVAMANGO25 Jun 2013 1:40 a.m. PST

Landing gears have you thought about using Lego airplane wheels, just file down the discs on the plates and place them in any configuration you like and glue them to the under carriage. :)

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Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2013 6:27 a.m. PST

Thats a great idea…

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2013 6:48 a.m. PST

That is a great idea.

are they available as a option kit or as spare parts sold on E-Bay?

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2013 7:11 a.m. PST

I think you can find places online that sell them… but now that I think about it, I have a Lego store nearby, I wonder if they'd have them in stock.

Found this too:

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Trojan Points25 Jun 2013 7:16 a.m. PST
Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2013 9:13 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.

Sargonarhes26 Jun 2013 2:46 p.m. PST

Warning, those are slow boats and easily picked off by GM snipers.

Of course in Gundam almost any kind of ship is picked off by mobile suits with beam weapons. Now that you're using a Zanzibar at a smaller scale might need escorts for it as it might be even more vulnerable to a beam weapon armed unit.

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