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vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« on: August 13, 2018, 09:07:16 PM »
Ok LAF hive mind, let's see what answere you can come up with for this question :)

Ainsty do their 'Silent Running' vehicle with 6 bubble wheels, but does anyone do a larger 28mm multi-wheeled vehicle (6 or more wheels) capable of holding several crew or a load of supplies?

I'm looking for something that would be compatible with Ainsty's design, suitable for use on an off-world colony, either by civilians or security forces.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2018, 09:15:49 PM by Bullshott »
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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 11:03:53 PM »
Well there's Ainsty's own "sloth" crawlers:


https://www.ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/59/sort/2a/page/2/osCsid/d5l6iarmbpl8l5jtieka6j1qj3

They come in different configurations so should be useable for just about anything.

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2018, 11:15:59 PM »
Well there's Ainsty's own "sloth" crawlers:


https://www.ainstycastings.co.uk/index.php/cPath/59/sort/2a/page/2/osCsid/d5l6iarmbpl8l5jtieka6j1qj3

They come in different configurations so should be useable for just about anything.

Thanks for that, I hadn't realised that Ainsty did larger vehicles or, indeed, alternative designs of their 'buggies'. These will be perfect for what I have in mind.

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 09:04:00 AM »
The HLBS Alvis Stalwart 6x6 amphibious transport might meet your needs.
There is a nice SF example here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=91726.msg1387060#msg1387060

Empress stock HLBS, the Saracen is popular (one of the only high points of the '90s film Judge Dredd and also used by Masamune Shirow in various manga).
http://www.hlbs.co.uk/range.php?id=14

http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart34.htm

Empress also have their own BTR-80.

As well as LAV{LAV III.
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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 09:51:16 AM »
There is also the Antenocitis Hunchback APC.


https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/product/hunchback-mk1-apc-anti-infantry/
There are three or four variants.

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 04:52:01 PM »
Thanks for that, I hadn't realised that Ainsty did larger vehicles or, indeed, alternative designs of their 'buggies'. These will be perfect for what I have in mind.

Happy to help.  :)

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 05:01:08 PM »
There is always demonscape minis, lots of ex GZG resin, and some new stuff :D

http://www.daemonscape.com/contents/en-uk/d5_04.html

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »
I used firetrucks from Disney's Cars line. Just some plasticard doors on the back.

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2018, 08:34:34 PM »
The HLBS Alvis Stalwart 6x6 amphibious transport might meet your needs.
There is a nice SF example here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=91726.msg1387060#msg1387060

Brilliant idea. My project will have obvious links to 1970/80s British low-budget science fiction, so a repurposed stalwart definately wouldn't look out of place  :D

I'm trying to avoid APCs for the moment, as they don't appear in the setting I'm using.

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Re: vehicles with 'bubble' wheels
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2018, 08:35:53 PM »
Thanks for all the ideas guys. I'll probably start with the Stalwart, but some of the other vehicles may make an appearance too.