Hammer's Slammers - Bigass Hovertanks & Such ...

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Mike J., Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm sure some of you have read one or more of the Hammer's Slammers type books by David Drake. I first read one a few years ago, and I'm reading Paying the Piper right now.

    I was just wondering if anyone had made a hovertank (of any style, really). Frankly, I love the concept, and I've seen some good takes on it at around the net (especially in the Starship Modeler user gallery).

    I've been doodling various design sketches while I read, trying to lay my tank out logically... and still have it look 'right'.

    I'd like for everyone to share what they've done / are doing / want to do... I know the "hovertank" can cover a wide range of styles, from Maschinen Krieger to fairly normal tanks-with-no-treads type things, so I hope there are a lot of relevant models out there. [​IMG]


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  2. Mike J.

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  3. rayra

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    I've avidly read that series of stories, and saw the resin hovertank you've linked to, previously - somehow it didn't seem 'right' - not massive enough, or something. The short 'The Tank Lords' has a great deal of descriptive info, and there are bits and pieces of description scattered through all the stories.
    Next time I speed-read the series, I'll have to take notes on all the details, and do some sketches [​IMG]
     
  4. Mike J.

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    The general weight of the tanks is said to be 170 tons... Combat cars are about 30 tons...

    For comparison, the M1A2 Abrams weighs 69 tons.

    [​IMG]


    -Mike
     
  5. rayra

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    "This is what I am saying." [​IMG]
    The stories speak of huge machines, 2 man crews, and 6? 8? huge nacelles. That's a much bigger machine.
     
  6. Mike J.

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    Yeah... Big...


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