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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2016 10:19 p.m. PST

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Brandlin29 Apr 2016 3:52 a.m. PST

Does absolutely NOTHING for me.

Why do so called designers of scifi tanks think that nothing has moved on since slab sided boxes of WW2 tanks.

Why do they believe riveting has remained a suitable way of joining materials?

Why are such huge barrels considered futuristic? Bore to barrel length that offers little in the way of accuracy and I can only presume it's more of a howizter? And with a bore that size where the hell is all the ammunition? Can't hold more than a few rounds?

We currently conduct much of air and naval wafare Beyond Viisual Range yet the tank idea of the future remains "get close and lob bombs on them?

I'll gloss over the GW aesthetic of gothic arches too. And why would you create a huge armoured shell, with all the cost, mass and energy requirements that entails, and then rout your pipe work ON THE OUTSIDE, where its vulnerable!

You can't see from these pictures but I wouldn't be surprised if it has ventilated exhaust pipes and jerry cans for the internal combustion engine.

The concept of this is unoriginal and utter tosh.

However I do think the modelling skill and crisp detail looks good.

viking29 Apr 2016 4:11 a.m. PST

Actually it looks like something that might have been developed for 1946. That is if WW2 had continued into the latter 1940s.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Apr 2016 6:16 a.m. PST

Got to agree with Brandin

Prince Rupert of the Rhine29 Apr 2016 6:30 a.m. PST

It's clearly meant to be a proxy for a Leman Russ as such it's very nice and fits current 40k looks.

You can complain all you like about the aesthetics but this is what the grim dark future of 40K looks like these days. 40k might be the future but it ain't futuristic.

There's plenty of hard sci-fi available if people want grav tanks that can kill things over the horizon using a twenty megathule Gigalaser. 40k is about barbaric, ignorant, religiously inspired humanity beating the snot out of aliens with a sword to which this tank fits perfectly.

28mm Fanatik29 Apr 2016 8:53 a.m. PST

Yes, it's pointless to point out that this tank doesn't look futuristic and hasn't evolved because: (1) It's Weird World War II and (2) it's 40K-ish, which means the Imperial tanks are retro-looking. It's no secret that Leman Russes are inspired by interwar tank designs.

YMMV, but I actually like this Tigerfied Leman Russ (or 40K-fied Tiger).

emckinney29 Apr 2016 10:14 a.m. PST

They're not rivets, they're the force field projection nodules!

Greylegion29 Apr 2016 4:19 p.m. PST

I think the Merkava is probably one of the most futuristic tanks out there, in my opinion.

This model looks to be based on the Tiger tank.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2016 10:45 p.m. PST

Agree.

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Armand

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