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Trojan Points30 Aug 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Based on their designation, which faction do you think those minis belongs to? And yes I know I can use them however I see fit, that's not what I'm asking…

- "Pkz VII STURMKAMPFER" can't really be anything but German/NSL…

- Is it just me (and my anti submarine warfare background) or does the "K56" in "K56 FAT BOY" feel Russian?

- "AT-71 Hound Dog" feels US to me…

- What about "VBP-2 TORTOISE"?

Legion 430 Aug 2017 10:27 a.m. PST

Yes, those work. VBP = UK, IMO …

Goober30 Aug 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

VBP – sounds FSE to me – Véhicule Blindé Patrouille?

Legion 430 Aug 2017 3:35 p.m. PST

Ah yes ! That makes perfect sense !

wolvermonkey30 Aug 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Japan. Look up the anime Votoms.

Trojan Points31 Aug 2017 7:42 a.m. PST

- K56 FAT BOY… I'd chalk up the un-Russian "Fat Boy" as being some sort of NATO reporting name used by anglo-saxon/international forces instead of the unpronounceable (to them) official designation…

- VBP as "Vehicule Blindé (de) Patrouille" or something, I'm not sure… The french do use those kind of acronyms for their gear but usually don't add a number and/or a nickname to it (they sometime do, e.g. ERC-90 Sagaie, but usually not)… Not sure either about tortoise for a French vehicle name (unless it's what someone else calls it)…

Trojan Points31 Aug 2017 7:45 a.m. PST

@Wolvermonkey

Are you saying that those designation are based on the ones used in Votoms? Or that the models themselves are based on the vehicles portrayed in Votoms?

I can't imagine the JSDF (or its successor) calling one of their vehicle "Fat Boy"…

wolvermonkey31 Aug 2017 5:54 p.m. PST

the mech designs look just like the ones in the anime votoms. The Scopedog, Fatboy, and Tortoise are all from Votoms.

https://hlj.com/product/BAN956536

https://hlj.com/product/BAN955524

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Good anime. Merowlink was good too.

Trojan Points02 Sep 2017 10:52 a.m. PST

@wolvermonkey

So that's it! Thanks!

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