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JTFM Enterprises Releases When The Navy Walked German Zyklops Landship

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Jeff at JTFM Enterprises Inactive Member writes:

What I care about are the slim resin gun barrels, glued to such a big model. Life expectancy, 2 months?

Ummmm let me see, resin barrels, seeing as I have cast many many models with slim resin barrels with no problems that I've been made aware of I doubt that'll be an issue….

Puh-leese. It goes over a rock and it's going right over on its side.

Rock, say 6 feet in height 4000 lbs…. tracks with suspension that are 10 to 12 feet in height and 20 to 22 feet in width on a machine weighing in excess of 100 tons….. Rock loses, it's either pushed out of the way, depressed into the ground, or is fractured and pulverized….

Also very surprised that the wheel gaps are solid on such a large model. A small vehicle? Sure. Not one this big though.

Wheel gaps, as the track assemblies are hollow gapping the wheels was not a thing I considered….

It's a VSF vehicle have fun with it…..

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Jeff Trnka of JTFM Enterprises writes:

JTFM Enterprises, in association with The ArmChair General, is pleased to release the German Zyklops Landship, in 15mm scale, for use with their Victorian Science Fiction rules, When the Navy Walked.


The Kaiser's shipworks have been extremely active, and after many man-hours of forming and rivetting, the massive construct is ready for the battlefield.

The Zyklops measures in at 7.5" in length, 4" in width (across the balconies), and 4.5" in height (not including the funnels).


The model is easy to assemble. The hull and two track assemblies make up the bulk of the kit. The remaining pieces include: two balconies, two funnels, five inner sponsons and gun barrels, and five top enclosures for the outer sponsons.

Even though the model has been designed for use with 15mm/18mm figures, it works with 20mm figures and as a large machine for 28mm figures.

The model will retail for $35.00 CAD, and will be available from the JTFM Enterprises webstore. A page dedicated to When the Navy Walked miniatures is currently under construction and should be completed shortly.


We will be making the model (and others which will be following in its footsteps) available to our North American and overseas stockists.