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Osario 4000 Grav MBT
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Now that the Janus VII is complete, I've been thinking about putting together an opposing force. The Janus VII is a mighty big tank, so I was thinking of pitting against it something which was almost an opposite - a large number of 'normal' tanks, perhaps.

And as I was thinking this, I suddenly came into possession of a quantity of vehicles from the Scotia 1/300th scale science fiction line of products (manufactured by Simtac in the U.S.). Perfect timing! The grav tanks had a unique look which appealed to me, and I particularly liked the "big gun/medium turret/small hull" design as it suggested an "economy model" main battle tank - a nice contrast to the Janus VII.

a pack of five tanks

The specific vehicle was pack SF-37, the "Osario 4000 Grav MBT." The hull is about an inch long, and less than half an inch wide. As befits a grav tank, it has no treads or visible motive devices. The basic wedge shape is streamlined, the only details being a "hatch", some "engine grill work" at the top-rear of the hull, an extra "plate with dent" on the right hull side, and a small "engine grill" at back of the right side.

The turret (separate piece) is rectangular, topped by a hatch at the rear, "plates" on the rear and right side, and a large frontal bulge which houses the gun barrels. There are two guns mounted in parallel - a thick barrel with a rounded end, and a smaller barrel (but still a good-sized gun).

the hull and turret