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So, I seemed to have used a search engine in my pursuit of the oddball tanks out there to build for my collection for either 40k or just because I am a tread head. I am starting this thread to discuss these wild designs, or really cool tanks that are out there, and the search engine helped me accidentally raise a dead thread, and that is why the fresh discussion here. The thread I found regarded the discussion about the similarity between the Bauhaus Grizzly from the old Target Games Warzone game, and the Miyazaki art work turned model tank the Akuyaku 1Go with the pigs for crew. I did recently get and am building the MS-Igloo 2 Gravity Front E.F.G.F. M61A5 kit and that was sweet building! Working on painting it in my armies' livery, a real monster in size, it was only useable in games of Apocalypse scale battles. Also, so cool looking a tank that I just had to collect it!

The same goes for the Akuyaku, it is a huge kit for 1:72 scale, at 23.5cm according to Hobby Links Japan. http://www.hlj.com/product/TACTG-2 And will be a sweet deal with a few metal parts(Screws and a spring). The M61A5 had photo-etched parts and cost me about the same as a Forgeworld made kit! The price of the Akuyaku is cheaper by far, and looks to be a great kit to work with according to pics of the parts I have seen.







The treads look like they attach the big blades onto the flex-track and at the twice the size of the a Leman Russ tank is a big monster at 1:72 scale and would be huge at 1:48 scale. I have seen how huge the Grizzly from Warzone was, and well, if there were any, likely today would be more expensive. The details on the kits look awesome, and the pigs alone are are well worth it for the fun factor! I would like to get more input from others as to the kit and how others see it as a collectible item for their tank collections!




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So, any one out there know of any other odd tank designs I could find out there? I am always looking for such kits.

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shasolenzabi wrote:
So, any one out there know of any other odd tank designs I could find out there? I am always looking for such kits.


Nobody? no one has other wacky or unusual tank kits they have seen to discuss this or point me to?

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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http://tobsen77.de/index.php?lan=en&show=gallery&id=11


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"Trump’s values are not our values, whatever party we support. His racism, misogyny, and attacks on democratic values, seek to legitimise an authoritarian politics that is profoundly dangerous and threatening to our societies."

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And Forgeworld's Grot tanks, if you like 'cute'.
   
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Only about 50 bukcs for that huge tank?
I know what my apoc ork tanks are going to be made out of

   
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If you are looking for a bizarre real life tank, then take a look at this thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Tank


Unfortunately the only model I can find for it is rather expensive.

http://www.lfmodels.com/lebedenko-russian-tzar-tank-p-222.html?zenid=ag8rp66h4imfef2ght8kes4183
   
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Well, after selecting Fed Ex shipping it came out to about 82.90USD, But that is because I want it fast. I liked the little Russian marked oddballs, treads with outer wheels for stability!
The bigger tank looked like a converted train car!

Ah the Tricycle tank! THAT was a most oddball of tank designs. Yeah, figures that such an out of the usual model would get so much money asked for it, likely museum prices!

Orky-fied Akuyakus would also be amazing!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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I need one 8| I dont know what I will use it for though xd


 
   
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Maybe convert a t-rex!!

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I just found out the Akayaku 1 is 14cm or about 5.5inches wide, and the with the 23.5cm length makes it a decent size hull I have been looking for pics of the kit with something more familiar near it, say a Space Marine, or other 28mm mini to get a better size check . I likely will have to alter the machine guns to be Heavy Stuubbers, Heavy bolters and autocannons likely for the mid range guns. Main cannon may or may not need battle cannon beef up.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Oh yes, I may have to something about enlarging some hatches if the Aku is to be used by my IG,. If not, I can make it a MegaGrotTank and keep the small hatches as they are.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Kilkrazy wrote:http://tobsen77.de/index.php?lan=en&show=gallery&id=11


Are these home-cast or a commercial kit?

 Spinner wrote:
It's interesting; I'd think a statement seriously comparing Eldar players or Star Trek fans or middle-aged divorcees or what have you to ISIS would draw a hell of a lot of blowback and some sort of colored text, and yet here it is, barely remarked on.
 
   
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Home case but they are pretty good.

I have a bunch of the Monowheels for my IG army.

"Trump’s values are not our values, whatever party we support. His racism, misogyny, and attacks on democratic values, seek to legitimise an authoritarian politics that is profoundly dangerous and threatening to our societies."

We're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people looking for loopholes. What's here is about it. 
   
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Killkrazy, did you mold those little machine gun tanks yourself?

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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It is on it's way! it is in transit as I type. soon this: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10049975a/20/1 will be in my hands! my friends are all going, "Great, he has another super-heavy to add to his collection!" My paint scheme will be what I call Highland Tundra, of shadow gray and Catachan Green with small black patches in between.

My T-350:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b73/shasolenzabi/4KIG/th_Superheavies004.jpg?t=1289351332

My T-290:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b73/shasolenzabi/4KIG/th_Superheavies001.jpg?t=1289351332

Modified Malcador from Char 1:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b73/shasolenzabi/4KIG/th_malcador003.jpg?t=1289351332

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"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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The rarefied atmosphere

check out the lower section of this thread past the ork stuff

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/311664.page

for crazy out there stuff. the ebay seller who does the ork stuff, in that thread, also casts the unusual tanks too.


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Resin-Kit-Ma-K-1-35-SAFS-STURMKAFER-NEW-/250682035561?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item3a5dd04d69

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-35-TACO-34-new-edition-/260650216093?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item3caff6aa9d

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-35-TACO-34-AD-Type-New-/260650223153?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item3caff6c631

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Resin-Kit-SF3D-Ma-K-1-35-LT-5-TANK-new-/250682037921?pt=AU_Toys_Hobbies_Model_Kits&hash=item3a5dd056a1

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The USS Orinoco was a Federation Danube-class runabout that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to Deep Space 9. It was outfitted with a sensor pod.

http://orinoco.imgur.com/ 
   
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Cool looking stuff! I used to have some of the S.F.3d battle suits way back. Those used real wire bits and guitar string cables. I have guitar strings and those will likely replace the antennae on the Aku, just so they bounce back instead of snapping off.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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It has arrived! some of the hatches will need re-working, and the machine guns are just about Heavy stubber sized, need to clip the small barrels and then drill out a bigger bore for them. I may even have to gray stuff a main hatch cupola for the commander, all other rectangular hatches can be left as the type one would slither through, like the hatches on some of the early tanks and bombers. I will have to take the camera along to show my mods of the thing as I work on it.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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shasolenzabi wrote:Killkrazy, did you mold those little machine gun tanks yourself?


No. It is someone in Germany.

"Trump’s values are not our values, whatever party we support. His racism, misogyny, and attacks on democratic values, seek to legitimise an authoritarian politics that is profoundly dangerous and threatening to our societies."

We're not very big on official rules. Rules lead to people looking for loopholes. What's here is about it. 
   
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Ah, Germany, okay. Those would be dollars to Euros then. Not like the old days when I used to exchange nicely for Deutschmarks!

I can't believe how fast that kit went together, and how low my new camera batteries were! I got one pic taken before the battery died, on 28mm soldier to show the relative size of the Akuyaku 1. As soon as the batteries are back up, I can take a pic of the finished kit with the first modification, some gray stuff and an old Leman Russ turret hatch.

Then will come the drilling of the machine guns to Heavy stubber bores. I will also take pics of the paint scheme I use for my tanks.

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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The rarefied atmosphere

Dude, keep us informed!

The USS Orinoco was a Federation Danube-class runabout that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to Deep Space 9. It was outfitted with a sensor pod.

http://orinoco.imgur.com/ 
   
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That thing is siiick! Do you know of a UK Retailer?

I might just pick one up.
   
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Popsicle wrote:That thing is siiick! Do you know of a UK Retailer?

I might just pick one up.


No, but you can get it through hlj.com aka HobbylinkJapan.com. make sure the kit has the green dot by it to let you know it is in stock!

I will say this, most of the hatches are smallish, but then the normal figures could theoretically slither through, provided the men stay fit, and the tank services use the smallest body builds from the inductees to the guard. Tank crew may be no more than 5' 3" tall.

No worries, Orinoco, I will have pics likely tomorrow night!

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"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Okay, I had to resize some of the pics as they are pretty big.First up, the modified turret, Leman Russ hatch and winged skull in gray. White plastic for the cannons modified.
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I started to bore the guns out, and here is a side view of it.




The back, showing the Twinlinked turrets, and the two other guns, as well as the trench rails.



Left side view as i am wrapping up the machine gun drilling.





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I have more images here to show as I progressed.

Here I have a soldier standing right in front of it.




From above so you can see how close he actually is to get a sense of how big the kit is, makes me wonder what a 1/48 scale would be instead of this scale I had to convert.




Standing next it to show the tread system height.




And from a slight height angle. Plenty of the details shown here.

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"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Berlin Germany

personally i think the 1:48 would have been the better choice. the model looks ace and your doing a very good job to it, but it rather looks a bit small to me. the weaponloadout looks like it could be a standin for a baneblade or other super heavy tanks...

best wishes with your work, vik

   
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Thanks Vik, I searched for a 1/48 version, but alas, none were on sale, not even E-Bay. I am using the tank the same way as my Double Leman, the bulk of the Akuyaku guns are Heavy Stubbers, and I did manage to drill all of the ones needing it.

Paint started here,
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Then the Shadow Gray
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I then added the metallics to the treads.
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and here, both are painted.
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Then it was time for the black in between breaks for the camo
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"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Berlin Germany

i really dig the black lines. they look incredibly good. i´m not that fond with the shadow grey, it might be a monitor thing but it looks blue to my to an extent like ultramarines blue even...

but i think when you wash that beast it will blow my mind. have fun painting it. will you name it?

vik

   
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The rarefied atmosphere

Nice work, I think it would do well in a catachan army, could easily be a death world camo scheme.

The USS Orinoco was a Federation Danube-class runabout that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to Deep Space 9. It was outfitted with a sensor pod.

http://orinoco.imgur.com/ 
   
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Thanks guys. That color scheme is for the Highland summer pattern for the planet Khadrovia, it is a cold world where the weather is what can kill you, especially in winter time. Plenty of of carnivores to hunt and be hunted by on that world to boot! The shadow gray has a big amount of blue tinge, but the rocks are about that shale like color on Khadrovia


I used some old Chestnut wash for the rust effects on the treads;
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Then I figured a company marking may work to contrast with the gray and the green
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The unit marking was with skull white and then using Mechrite red for the base, to be followed by blood red. For the wash to make it look old and dirty I am using devlan mud for the initial wash down and will add even more wash to the lines between the armore plates to make them stand out some more, a little something that appear like orange rust,,,like vomit brown to slightly dab the hull plates and rivets and voila!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Berlin Germany

i begin to like your design the more i look at it. your fluff for the camo is very sound. one thing i might suggest is take a piece of tape(the paper kind for painting walls etc whats easy to remove) and go over the unit markings. they look too uneven. one day you will do that eventually, but you will always think about it when you see it and tell yourself off for it when not done... the whole model looks really good and as you used brighter colors the eye is imidiatly drawn to this part. will you do something to break up the sooteffect at the barrels? something to lessen the blackness there, i would suggest some greys or some devlan mud wash so thts not so massivly black there.

i really envy you for your fantadstic and unique model.

by the way the rust effect on your tracks looks good. would you mind showing it to us without a flash, maybe an outside shot by bright daylight?

both thumbs up for your great work, vik

   
 
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