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tsofian17 Jul 2016 1:18 p.m. PST

I bought a herd of 18 Of the classic Laserburn Scorpion air landers link



Since Hive, Queen and Country is a VSF not far future setting there were some changes to be made. These include the change in weapons, going from the pintel mounted lasers to a turret mounted gun system.


I have a Flames of War Panzer IV turret in place at the moment but that might change. I will also be adding props to the rear of the machine.


The two large projections aft will be perfect for that. I may use magnets to hold them in place so they are easy to transport.


The threat of the flying lancers of the Hive would render any open topped machine into a flying food dish so I added a roof. In the pictures you see a part of one of my business cards. I may either just use the card as a template or make a master for resin casting, or perhaps a vacuform mold.

The three units will be done up in Dutch and German colors.

The German machines will have Maltese Crosses


The Dutch the Orange triangle


I have a friend who has done some painting for me but I think it would be cruel to ask him to do anything this complex


But this might not be too bad


The Dutch craft will be the paint scheme shown on prototype model

I will use 3 digit ID numbers for each machine.

These will be on each machine regardless of their being Dutch or German What do folks think?

Earthdog18 Jul 2016 2:08 a.m. PST

Great idea, can't wait to see this finished.

Just a word on the dutch triangle (though this VSF so you can do as you please):
The triangle was only used around the 1940's after the germans complained that the dutch roundel looked too much like the british (at least that was the reason given for shooting at the then still neutral dutch planes)
The "modern" roundel was actually used before and after the triangle.

Still, it is VSF so good looks should be more important than facts :)

tsofian18 Jul 2016 4:09 p.m. PST

We try to keep a set of facts that are true within the HQC game Universe. Since we have aircraft starting in 1865 and becoming common by 1890 we can go with pretty much any insignia we want. Roundels didn't really become common in Our Time Line until WW1, so they won't be an established trend we have to worry about. We did pick a lot of other markings and marking systems that were used historically because they make sense and/or because they are visually interesting.

Gavin Syme GBS Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jul 2016 3:05 a.m. PST

Excellent conversions and ideas Terry. Well done!


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP19 Jul 2016 8:44 a.m. PST

I would probably look for something a bit more stovepipe-esque for the turret.

Have most of an old lander; may give a look at how I'd adapt.


tsofian19 Jul 2016 11:40 a.m. PST

So here are the markings we intend upon putting on these guys


It might be overkill with the numbers but that is OK.

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