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tsofian28 Oct 2015 4:15 p.m. PST


Craig from Gaming Models took a model I built and made a production mold for resin casting. I've always loved his work and have kit bashed a number of designed from his 15mm resin tanks and guns and what not. It was a ton of fun to work with him on this project.



These are VSF drop ships for the HQC Universe, but will certainly work for a lot of different game universes. I haven't seen models yet, just these pictures. You will be able to see these assaulting the Hive next year at Diecon, Origins and maybe a few other places! I'll have to add a prop to them, maybe counter rotating ones.

So these will be putting the Rough Riders under General Roosevelt into the thick of the battles in South America.

So what colors should I paint them? What markings should they have? Are they U.S Army craft or Navy?

Let me know what folks think!

unstoppableCarl29 Oct 2015 7:18 a.m. PST

He made a silicone mould and sent it to you so you could make resin copies? Or he did a production run for you?

tsofian29 Oct 2015 1:13 p.m. PST

He made the molds and is casting for me. I'll be putting them together and painting them.

tsofian14 Jul 2016 3:40 p.m. PST

These ships look even better when they attack enmass!




These ships are available from Gaming Models Inc.

Lion in the Stars14 Jul 2016 10:40 p.m. PST

Based on WW2 organizations, I think the US Army would own things dedicated to landing troops, Navy would own things with guns (along with some things for landing Marines). After all, the US Army still maintains a pretty large fleet of landing craft and a few landing ships. link

arodrig615 Jul 2016 2:14 p.m. PST

Lion –

Good point. These ships are decently armed, but not really made for air-to-air combat, which would be the domain of the Navy in HQC.

In the game Terry ran at Origins, a big group of 'em did drop off their troops and then beat up on a swarm of Hive creatures, almost killing the Hive Queen!

tsofian15 Jul 2016 4:09 p.m. PST

In HQC the United States Army has two branches that initially invested in aerolyth vehicles; the Coast Artillery Corps and the Quartermaster Corps. The Coast Artillery Corps concentrated on craft that could defend harbors, both from naval attack or from aerial craft as well. This means flyers armed with heavy torpedo batteries or rockets.

The Quartermaster Corps designed and bought the vessels used for transport. As Arun said some of these vessels were heavily armed.

tsofian15 Jul 2016 4:26 p.m. PST

Here is a sketch of the markings of the Quartermaster Corps machines


The color schemes will be based on between the wars USAAC ones including this link

Lion in the Stars15 Jul 2016 10:32 p.m. PST

That tigerstripe pattern is pretty cool, but I like the blue&white fuselage with yellow wings on the A8 Shrike better:

tsofian16 Jul 2016 11:50 a.m. PST

That is a great color scheme on an interesting aircraft. WE wanted to include more tactical looks for the combat aircraft. We did use some of the more high visibility schemes for some of the Ornithopters and that did seem to work out well. In the HQC universe the bugs do see in the visible light spectrum, so traditional camo is of value

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