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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 3:37 p.m. PST

"The challenge is simple: create a unique sci-fi tank within 365 days (ending date December 9, 2020). This will allow all members across the world ample time to progress on their work due to seasons varying in time across the aforementioned world…."
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Legion 418 Dec 2019 3:58 p.m. PST

evil grin

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2019 10:51 p.m. PST

Hmmm, been there done that, several times.

Ah well, may have to consider coming up with other designs too, just for grins.

Looks like I've got some time to ponder that.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2019 7:59 a.m. PST

?? No one's created a unique tank since maybe the 1930's with arguably the exceptions of the Swedish "S" tank and the Laumer Bolo. We just keep doing variations on the Renault FT.

But if you'd like, I'm sure I can stick a hull and turret on an air cushion and tell everyone it's got a fusion engine, inertron armor and a main gun which fires photon shells. That passes for SF in some quarters.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2019 12:01 p.m. PST



Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2019 5:58 p.m. PST

We're talking Sci-Fi here, as in "fiction", not Sci-Real, as in realistic, future weaponry, though that is nice to have too.

Given much of Sci-Fi permits FTL travel, matter transporters, etc., etc., and that "anti-grav" tech is a given in many eras, I don't see the issue with many/most Sci-Fi tank concepts.

I do enjoy the "kinetic hockey puck" syndrome (my original, coined phrase, that you read here first, Copyright 2019+), where air-cushioned, blower tanks fire large caliber cannons, and then go skittering off across the battlefield uncontrollably due to the weapon's recoil. That cracks me up, but I suspect few choose to model that in their games, for play accuracy. ;-)

Zephyr120 Dec 2019 3:38 p.m. PST

Mine uses an invisibility field, which also acts as an invincibility shield. The tank can only be accessed (and found!) with a key remote (chirp*chirp) like with your car. evil grin
Easy to model, even easier to paint. I win!

zircher20 Dec 2019 3:54 p.m. PST

I'll put it on the to-do list. I see so many scrap/scrounged models on other modeling groups that it might be fun to give that a shot.

Lion in the Stars27 Dec 2019 1:00 p.m. PST

Hrm, looks like my WiGE idea would count as a hovertank, though it'd be very lightly armored in order to fly… It's got missiles and a couple guns on it!

I may have to do some unspeakable things to multiple different models to make this work (Starting with an A-10 and a Harrier, then maybe one of those A90 Orlyonok models)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2019 1:05 p.m. PST

Best of luck my friend!.


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