Taipan Class Hover 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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Taipan Class Hover tank

Post by chrisjon65 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:18 pm

Gidday Folks.
Well its my first model challenge and I have had a ball doing it.
Hope you like it , cheers Chris
Model: Taipan Class Heavy Hover Tank.
Manufacturer: Solar Crystal Industries
Crew: 9
Weight: 98 ton
Power Plant: SCI Directional fan Driven
Weapons: Main Gun Heavy ion Pulse Cannon
Secondary Guns Laser Guided AMP Cannons

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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:59 pm

Very nice! :)
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Post by Butters » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:29 am

Sweet! Sort of Steam Punk-ish feel to it. Like it!
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Post by chrisjon65 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:55 am

:) Thanks folks,yes steampunk is a style i do like and i thought a tank without massive armour and just outright fire power to survive was a bit off a change.It must be the fact that i compete in battlebot comps here in oz that i decided to go all out on the weapons.

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Post by jeffrowse » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:04 pm

Very nice! I can almost hear the old Buster Crabbe 'Flash Gordon' and 'Buck Rogers' spaceship sound effects.
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Post by Buzzbomb » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:24 pm

I too like the Steampunk feel of this.

Clever use of gadgetry
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Post by Dr. Yo » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:21 am

Quite ingenious! The mounting of the phlogiston accumulators is
especially clever.
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Post by Blackhawk » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:25 pm

Very cool, indeed. I'm also a fan of steampunk and this is a fine example.

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Post by Old Wombat » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:05 pm

And powered by crystals, too!

Can't get any more New-age Environmentally Responsible Destruction than that! :wink: :D
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