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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 1:05 p.m. PST

With some type of fighting platform topside, like this Ian McQue "tank", but as if built for late 19th Century/VSF/Steampunk?

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I think this was also by McQue:

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Perhaps more like this Gurney Land Galleon in profile?

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Or perhaps more like a Victorian version of an armored fighting wagon/carriage, either wheels or tracks?

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If so, I'd be curious to see what you came up with.

Thanks,

Dan

DyeHard02 May 2017 1:35 p.m. PST

Back in the ancient times:

I was faking a lot of VSF items in 15mm as none were made then.

This includes an open-topped troop transport not unlike the one on your "Procurator" book:

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Sorry nothing painted shown.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

Now THAT is definitely an interesting piece!

Did you ever draw up plans for it?

Dan

DyeHard02 May 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

I must have drawn something, but as it was 20 years ago or so, I will be danged if I ever find them.

One can get the basic boat shape by stapling two flexible things together. Like plastic rulers or even just two equal strips of thin card. Then push the two end towards each other until the center bulges out. Use something to hold the ends (pins, magnets, clamps) and draw the outline on a sheet of paper.

I cover some of the basic techniques of this type of scratch-building with thin card here:
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2017 2:45 p.m. PST

Hmm. I kinda like that St Chamond tank body in one of your links, but with 2 key changes.

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A) Two sets of tracks, front and aft (like the Gurney "land galleons"); and

B) Some protection topside, should it need to transport troops some distance. Think of it as a landing craft on top of a St Charmond tank (though the troops would likely exit the sides or rear and not down in front of the turret):

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What do you think?

Dan
PS. I think these guys would like a little "land nautilus":

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2017 12:01 a.m. PST

Hmm, I guess that in some ways what I'm describing could be considered a hybrid of the 1902 Simm's War Car:

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

This armored show cat is just way too cool.

Dan

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CAPTAIN BEEFHEART29 May 2017 7:51 a.m. PST

It's now does it end but how does it work. That is what makes it interesting

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

CB: "But how does it work?"

Well, check this out:

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I'm sure there's gotta be other videos of it somewhere.

Dan
PS. It reminds me of this 1931 Soviet improvised armored tractor:

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Early morning writer29 Jul 2017 8:37 p.m. PST

No offense intended, but this has absolutely nothing to do with the Old West. And, yes, I know it was posted to a variety of boards. But Old West?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Lol. You mean you haven't heard of Miguelito Loveless and his repeated attempts to claim and take over the Old West with all manner of diabolical mechanical contraptions?

Or maybe the Secret Service back then was more successful with their containment of such reports. Perhaps that's also why the incident with the alien High Plains Invaders never went public. :)

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Dan
PS. And this Old West range has the PERFECT 15-18mm figures for that scenario:
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https://m.imgur.com/w1tXFNj
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP31 Jul 2017 9:54 a.m. PST

Well, I don't know why I had never seen this War Wagon before.

I can already imagine what they would have come up with if only they had taken that principle a little bit further …

Dan

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Storyforu03 Aug 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Check shapeways – there was a steam powered contraption in 28mm scale that was @ $150 USDUS about a year ago.

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