Sunday, July 7, 2013

For Confederation and Cause!

A quick dig through the storage boxes resulted in these ready-made grav tanks; mothballed since 2004 and awaiting the Call to defend the Solomani Cause.

They were originally intended as Imperial light scout tanks, but as Jon at GZG has released some models which are much more like those depicted in Traveller, these will now be pressed into the service of the ConFed.

Shown with 15mm GZG New Anglian Confederation officers and staff

These are a kitbash, using the long OOP DLD 15mm Civet hull. Back in the day, I had purchased three, which is just enough for a light platoon of scout tanks.  I might be able to stretch that to two platoons by adding some air/rafts with observers and some infantry in cavalry APCs.

The turret is from John McEwan's Reviresco Starguard line -  part of the Devil Cat Light Tank kit.  Though Starguard is closer to 20mm scale, the big turret fits well to the modern 15mm hull.

The main gun is from the Starseige Rebellion Imperial weapons pack - I think it was designed for some Gundam-style mobile suit. The box off the side of the cupola is a mini-missile launcher.

These models will do fine as GRPZ-IV's - a light grav tank used in the recon companies of the ConFederation Assault Brigades.

All that's left to do is to detail the tanks with Solomani markings and possibly add some dry-brushing, as my tastes have changed a bit in the near-decade that's passed since I first finished them.



Mark Kinsey said...

Nifty little kit bashed vehicle. Like you say, it needs a drybrushing or highlighting of the panel lines. Then some stowage, some decals, and you have a wonderful conversation starter for any game.

dylan said...

I like them very much. My Solomani of course have to make do with Blitzkrieg tracked tanks. No grav for those Solomani!

kmfrye2001 said...

Thanks Mark! I don't add external stowage to grav vehicles - these things are allegedly capable of speeds over 500mph in cruise mode - enough to blow yer kit back to the stone age.

I like the idea of decals - I think I'll look to the Soviets for the aesthetic.


I have grav versions of the Blitzkreig. The notion that the ConFed could fight the Imperium using tracked vehicles rather justifies DGP losing their license. ;D