Does it HAVE to be a tank?

The challenge: build any kind of hover tank without using a tank kit's hull or turret - because nothing saus 'fun' like 70 tons of floating mayhem.

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Does it HAVE to be a tank?

Post by Cenebar » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:02 pm

Or can be be a military vehicle that hovers like an APC or logistics truck or recon hover bike?

Does it have to be military? How about civilian?

And cannot be a kit, right? Cannot be the Bandai hovertruck...has to be a kitbash, correct?

I think the rule description pretty much explains it, but I'd thought I'd ask anyway...

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Post by Blappy » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:43 am

Hrmmm.. Some kind of other hover vehicle is probably fine.

However.... My feelings are no existing armour kit components. So Kit bashed from something unrelated or a complete scratch build.

Hover bus? Hover cargo truck?

Should we switch it to Hover Vehicle challenge? Are we going completely off track?
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Post by Dr. Yo » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:22 am

The final decision would be up to the originator of the challenge I,
suppose, but I don't see why it couldn't be some form of support vehicle.

I don't think there's a ban of existing armor kit components, just on
their unmodified use- no Pzkw IV hulls with jets on the side, for instance.
But if you use the Pzkw IV hull as a turret...well, I think that ought
to be allowed.
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Post by Old Wombat » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:33 am

Actually, I think HWR MKII has stated something along the lines of "no recognisable tank/AFV components", so no tank hulls as turrets or turrets as hulls but you could, perhaps, use the underside of a turret as the top/crew-access of a turret built from non-tank parts, or a turret top (or 2) as the housing for an engine or as air intake covers.
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Post by Dr. Yo » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:12 am

HWR Mk II wrote:
ONE RULE! You CANNOT use a already existing tank kit off the shelf for the main hull components
Thats from his first post on the subject. Seems fairly clear to me.
( I added the italics for emphasis, but thats it. )
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Post by HWR MKII » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:11 pm

If your going to use it you had better modify the heck out of it. That rule is mainly for the "Merkava or Leo" unmodified hull crowd. I want this challenge to really stretch skill sets. It also gets people looking at things differrently

Other vehicle types are OK. Id prefer a tank but if that isnt you cup o tea make something else, a support vehicle of some kind or scout.
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Post by rallymodeller » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:39 pm

Cool. Coming back on these forums has been good for me -- getting the ol' creative juices flowing again.

I have a couple of ideas -- but one of them is for a support vehicle. That gives me the out I was looking for.
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Post by Kylwell » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:55 pm

Basically if Sean can identify the donor vehicle, you get your peepee spanked.
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Post by Blappy » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:01 pm

Kylwell wrote:Basically if Sean can identify the donor vehicle, you get your peepee spanked.
Oh man.... Don't tempt him to use a tank hull on purpose! :ptl:
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