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Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Nov 2013 8:40 a.m. PST

I am happy to announce that we have added the Earth Force hover tank up on the site. …and here is it is!


You can see it here:

This awesome paint job is from John Treadaway. Many of you know John from the miniature forums and as one of creators of the Hammer's Slammers game. We decided to do some hover craft after Mark Ryan (Yes, I blame you Mark :) ) suggested we look into playing the game. We have the book and we are in the process of putting together a game. Stay tuned and we'll get some pics.

If you want to read more about the game, check out : link

As Always, Thanks!

John Treadaway22 Nov 2013 8:51 a.m. PST

Thanks Mike: you're too kind that (for me) was an attempt at some subtle, one colour camo shading.

I'm out of practice with 'subtle'…

I look forward to your game shots!!

John T

MarkRyan22 Nov 2013 9:01 a.m. PST

Nicely done. Where did that transfer come from?

Yup, blame me; but you'll never look back…it's a great game.

John Treadaway22 Nov 2013 9:08 a.m. PST


It's a test I've done with some 'print it out myself' ones for the Compaigne De Barth.

The slightly ragged edge is because it is a 'print and then cut with a scalple' job. Which is why I like 'proper' decals,if possible!

On the positive side, it was some of the ones I am intending to chuck in Ainsty's direction for suggestions as to the sheets of decals we have been discussing.

John T

LoudNinjaGames22 Nov 2013 9:16 a.m. PST

A nice vehicle. The dual turrets add some interesting possibilities.


John Treadaway22 Nov 2013 9:22 a.m. PST

What's also clever is the way that the turrets sit on top of the cuppola so that if you don't want one (or even both) of the turrets you have a perfectly serviceable cuppola and hatch sculpted underneath with no requirement for the modeller to start thinking about blanking off turret rings and so forth.

A nice very nice piece of model design, I have to say.

John T

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2013 9:41 a.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2013 10:05 a.m. PST

To me, that has the feel of a blower---not too high off the ground as some I have seen.

And Mr. Treadaway, you may be out of practice with Mr. Subtle, but you have more than a passing familiarity with his brothers, Understated and Delicate. Nice job!

John Treadaway22 Nov 2013 10:25 a.m. PST

Thankyou for your kind words pzIVh43.

On blowers, the great thing about the Slammerverse is that there are loads of forces using regular, fabric skirted hover vehicles. There are lots of choices in the books/rules.

John T

MarkRyan22 Nov 2013 4:51 p.m. PST

Looking forward to more of the decals…if he prints them I will buy them.

I think I've got some of those in my to paint pile…tagged for additional reinforcements.

McWong7322 Nov 2013 4:57 p.m. PST

Do the comanche turrets fit on the rum v turret ring?

John Bear Ross22 Nov 2013 5:44 p.m. PST



McWong7322 Nov 2013 6:18 p.m. PST

Those turrets would make it a pretty neat fire support vehicle.

BlackWidowPilot Fezian23 Nov 2013 1:01 a.m. PST

Those turrets belong on a star cruiser…evil grin

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Personal logo Rebel Minis Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Nov 2013 6:08 a.m. PST

I am going to order some decals as well..

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