Quoted TextWelcome, Alex. I thought this might be something you'd like.
Now Dino riding soldiers would definitely be something out of the ordinary! We have plenty of time to decide. I have already changed my mind back and forth a couple of times since submitting this campaign.
I'll probably do a triceratops. I'd prefer to use Raptors but the Tamiya ones look too small to carry a rider. I think there's a set with the trike and the raptors...if I get that I may make the raptors hunting animals like wardogs.
For the rider my first thought was German DNA Dinos but I'm kind of burned out on Nazis. So maybe an alternative world were Imperial Rome never fell. And the dinos are found on the "new provinces" across the oceans. I might even pick up as set of Masterbox's PinUps and make them in to Amazons. Maybe it's a first contact situation with Roman explorers meeting the Amazons for the first time. That could be fun.
I'm liking the Roman Dino Cavalry idea but if something happens and it's not possible, then I'd probably do a steampunkish deep-sea or lunar exploration based project.
No problem. Plenty of time to decide, change your mind, decide again etc. I normally do that a lot for campaigns. So many cool ideas, so little time
Alex the Tamiya Triceratops is pretty wide! like a rhino or a elephant if you see what I mean. Just converting one myself.
Hi Paul, sounds good. I believe I have the same kit in my stash, but with only one as I recall. You got lucky and got two turrets - or are two turrets standard?
In any case it will be an interesting build.
Thanks. I was afraid of that. I was planning on having the rider sitting behind that head cowl on the neck. Maybe have the saddle sit up a bit so the actual seat can be like a jockey's squat position with the stirrups placed higher up. Another idea would be to have a fighting perch like a war elephant. About how wide is the neck? How wide is the back?
I'm looking forward to seeing the hovertank and see how you do your skirting for the plenum chamber. I did one based on a shortened Abrams hull and Sheridan turret for another website.
The hull will lose the assistant driver (to ammo stowage) and gain a new engine deck based possibly on the American AVDS 1790 engine in the Shot Kal and M60. I expect the butt end of this beast to look considerably different when complete. I may push the date to the late 70s early 80s and add ERA armour, but I think not, I want to see the basic tank and not the armour blocks. I may just add applique as the AVDS engine adds a LOT of horsepower to the Panther and by 1973 it could have used an up-armour. May change the wheels to the steel rimmed variety to support the greater weight.
Everett, super idea. You are definitely fine with your build as it is now, so no problem to use that for this campaign. What kind of engines are you planning for? Some old A-10 engine pods?
Welcome onboard, Everett.
I am sure it will be a great build.