Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Mercenary "Mongrel" Heavy Tank

With growing unrest on the planet Forsey mercenary groups have mobilised their forces to take advantage of the situation.

Heavy armoured vehicles are available to very few of the mercenary groups, and those that are tend not to be of the most advanced models.

"Mongrel" tanks have become more commonplace. These heavy tanks are rarely standard production models and most are hybrids using whatever is available to the mercenaries mechanical specialists, hence the Mongrel tag.

This vehicle, even though an old tracked model, is armed with quite a modern missile system, probably stripped from a walker-mech. Able to hit targets at a distance, this vehicle has to rely on it's super heavy armour when it come to fighting up close.


This Mongrel has been ambushed by power-armoured troops from one of Forsey's Nationalist groups and will need infantry support if it is to survive.

Last week I managed to pic up one of my favourite manga films, Venus Wars, on DVD. I had this on video years ago but it disappeared somewhere. Venus Wars doesn't feature Mechs like a lot of the great manga/anime films or series but it does have some great tanks and vehicle designs. This inspired me to put together a heavy tank using a WW2 1/76 scale german tank that had seen better days, some added green stuff, along with a few pieces from the bits box. Here are some of the vehicles that inspired me...

5 comments:

commissarmoody said...

It looks great! I am going to have to make some of my own.

commissarmoody said...

Also what vic did you use as a base for it? Are you going to make more?

Colin said...

It's a Jagdpanzer IV. I'll have a look in the garage and see what's sitting that I can convert. My WW2 collection was mostly early war stuff and it's either good kit or not suitable. I may have an old Jagdpanther but that would make a huge 15mm vehicle.

inrepose said...

Looks really good, I like the retro look and your paint job is excellent. How are you going to model the weapons in the game? Do you have any thoughts about the range and damage types for the missiles?

Colin said...

Sorry Inrepose, I've no idea about stats for the tank. I just like painting and building the things, so any advice from you would be appreciated.