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Unique Human 15mm SCI FI Army (Infantry Reinforcements)

Posted on January 22nd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

NAC Infantry Reinforcements by GZGs painted and based by Dan at Gunners Wargaming 

1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Stridsvagn 103

Posted on January 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

 
1:72 Scale Metal Diecast – Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103) –  Length: 4.75″ (from end of vehicle to tip of the main gun)   Width: 1.5”

 
This S-Tank model has a main body made of metal. The tracks are made of rubber and are fitted, however they do not move. The coloring and markings are accurate and realistic.
 
The maker of the model, Eaglemoss, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very clear and crisp. These models have different details engraved such as doors, hatches, panels, lights, ports, antennas, machine guns, ropes, shovels, etc; all of these done with high accuracy and proportion. When they are painted in different color, say for example, shovels and ropes, they are indeed painted accurately.

 
These models come in what could be described as a disposable blister pack. The packaging is very minimum, the blister back is just big enough to enclose the vehicle and the cardboard backing to which the blister is attached is barely bigger than the lengths and width dimension of the vehicle.
Although these models are inexpensive and just about the size of a (regular) computer mouse, they are certainly not toys. The tracks don’t move and the turrets and their main guns and machine guns can be quite fragile because of their size. However, unlike airplanes and helicopters, tank models don’t have all those think and long parts, so in practice,  a tank model would be able to withstand more than an airplane or helicopter model.
The Stridsvagn 103 (Strv 103), also known as the S-Tank, was a Swedish post-warmain battle tank.[4] It was known for its unconventional, casemate design: it was turretless with a fixed gun traversed by engaging the tracks and elevated by adjusting the hull suspension. While turretless armoured fighting vehicles are usually classified as assault guns or tank destroyers, despite its uniquegun laying process the Strv 103 is considered a tank because its designated combat role matched those of other tanks within contemporary Swedish doctrine. It is the only main battle tank and the only tank of any kind since the World War II era to dispense with a turret.
The Strv 103 was designed and manufactured in Sweden. It was developed in the 1950s and was the first main battle tank to use a turbine engine. The result was a very low-profile design with an emphasis on defence and heightened crew protection level. Strv 103s formed a major portion of the Swedish armoured forces from the 1960s to part of the 1990s, but have since been removed from service in favour of the Stridsvagn 122.

Life & Death on a Tank – Tank Crews Documentary

Posted on January 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Tank Building: Swedish Tanks

Posted on January 19th, 2017 under Posted by

Published on Aug 18, 2016
Swedish tanks were built with Scandinavian precision. They were expensive, high-quality, and produced in limited quantities. It may seem strange that a country that never fought in the 20th century managed to create their own tank building legacy. That is why we’re shining a spotlight on the story of how the most famous Swedish vehicles, from Landsverk to Strv 103, were created.

Tanker’s Tuesday: Griffin Technology Demonstrator

Posted on January 17th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Defense contractor General Dynamics has unveiled a new armored vehicle designed to fulfill a U.S. Army requirement for a new light tank. The Griffin Technology Demonstrator is designed to be a lightweight, fast-moving vehicle with a powerful gun that’s…

General Dynamics Griffin US Army Light Tank, #2

Posted on January 17th, 2017 under Posted by

AUSA 2016 – General Dynamics Griffin: Don’t Call It A Tank (It’s Totally…

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Unique Human 15mm SCI FI Army (Heavy Weapons)

Posted on January 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The second to the last of my commission done by Dan at Gunners Wargaming  is on it’s way! The support units and heavy weapons.

Unique Human 15mm SCI FI Army (Power Armor)

Posted on January 16th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Last of my commission done by Dan at Gunners Wargaming  is on it’s way!POWER ARMOR

The "Red" Brown Water Navy

Posted on January 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Just picked up a nice Soviet flotilla at a great price from chloe20001 on ebay2 each BK1124/85 2 each BK1124/76 2 each BK1125/762 each BK1124/76 2 each BK1125/85  

Armies Army: The countdown is over

Posted on January 8th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Armies Army: The countdown is over……ArmiesArmy KickOff…: The countdown is over…….. ArmiesArmy KickOff is now officlly open!!!! This is ArmiesAtmy first ever…

Heavy Gear RAFM 1:87 Tanks x8, Tons of Infantry, DP9

Posted on January 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Latest Ebay grab: x4 Klemm Light Tanksx4 Hunn Light TanksLots of Southern Army: Infantry, Snipers, Heavy WpnsLots of Northern Army: Infantry, Snipers, Heavy Wpns, MotorcyclesLots of extra weaponsx4 Extra wheeled vehicles (Not RAFM, but are to scale)

Tanker’s Tuesday : Strv-103

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The “S-Tank”, an historical landmark?

The Strv-103 is one of a kind, concentrating so many innovative solutions and new ideas into one vehicle, that to this day it has left an unmistakable imprint in tank design, according to most experts. It was a rather original solution to the very unique national defense issues of Sweden during the cold war. Sweden chose to adopt the tank best suited for the landscape it was to fight on, this in turn produced an unconventional solution: a self propelled gun used as a main battle tank, classed and recognised as one despite its obvious lack of turret. It succeeded in this category by concentrating many technological breakthroughs that rendered this paradox possible.

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S tank greatest ever

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 under Posted by

Turretless Swede – Strv-103

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Happy New Year!

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All The Best To You And Yours This New Year!

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2016 under , . Posted by

All The Best To You And Yours This New Year!

Small Soliders – Fight! Win!: 15mm Alien Squad Leader Army – Human Imperial 2.0 …

Posted on December 30th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Small Soliders – Fight! Win!: 15mm Alien Squad Leader Army – Human Imperial 2.0 …: GZG NSL Panzergrenadiers were amongst the first figures I ever painted for 15mm.  The model selection is fantastic, with both male/female fi…

Small Soliders – Fight! Win!: 15mm Alien Squad Leader Army – Human Imperial

Posted on December 29th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Small Soliders – Fight! Win!: 15mm Alien Squad Leader Army – Human Imperial: If one is looking to start something traditional for Alien Squad Leader, then look no further than the Human Imperial Army.  This army is on…

Donald Featherstones Solo Wargaming

Posted on December 28th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

A bit of nostalgia here, and perhaps somewhat dated but a welcome addition to my war games library none the less!I was very happy to find this on Amazon.

Tanker’s Tuesday: Frederick IV Class Land Dreadnought

Posted on December 27th, 2016 under , , , , , , . Posted by

In keeping with my “All Quiet On The Martian Front” project and stealing liberallyfrom other sources, namely the BBC ‘s “THE GREAT MARTIAN WAR” . I thoughtI’d do a German faction since I already had this monster built several years ago……)&nbsp…

SPECTRAL Trailer (2016)

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Merry Christmas !

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All The Best To You All This Christmas !

Holiday Cheer

Posted on December 24th, 2016 under , . Posted by

All The Best To You All This Christmas !