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Author Topic: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)  (Read 14200 times)

Offline Moriarty

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #135 on: March 25, 2021, 05:02:53 PM »
Think the 25lb Portee takes the biscuit. Can only imagine what the recoil does to the truck axle . . .

Offline FramFramson

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #136 on: March 25, 2021, 07:22:18 PM »
I believe elagent and SHODDY don't go together lol ;D :D
Cracking work on this whole thread of madness keep up the SHODDY work :-* :-* :-*
'Elegant', no. 'Elagent', yes, absolutely!  lol lol lol

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #137 on: March 26, 2021, 09:13:50 PM »
"Welcome Commander! There will be time for pleasantries later but as time is short I suggest you immediately deploy your battery over there, just to the south of the Orangery in front of the Walled Garden. You will then have a clear field of fire over the Croquet Lawn."

"Very good, Sir. Er, my orders were rather vague. Will there be a briefing, Sir?"

"A briefing! Whatever for? We didn't bother with briefings during the Necron Awakening! We just mowed them down as they crossed the Tennis Court!"

"We certainly did, Sir, but..."

"And we didn't stand around having briefings when those slippery Harlequin Craftworlders came prancing by! No we did not! We lured them into the ornamental maze and cornered them between cold steel and some sturdy yew shrubs."

"We followed the field manual to the letter, Sir, it is just..."

"And there was certaintly no time for briefings when that Traitor Legion Warhound Titan appeared out of the lake! We simply took cover amongst the topiary until it tripped over the Ha-Ha. You recall that at that point Corporal Mellor managed to wedge the Head Gardener's pruning shears into the Titan's Turbo Laser causing a catastrophic electrical short circuit."

"Yes, Corporal Mellor did do rather well, Sir. "

"Indeed, although I think he now wishes they had been those ones with an insulated rubber grip, poor man."

"I can imagine, Sir. But, Sir, if it is not Necrons, Eldar or Traitors that you need our help with, what is our mission?"

"Have you been living in a cave Commander? As surely every soldier in this system knows, we are due to host the Militarum Regimentos Croquet Championship in one week's time and you can see with your own eyes the size of the molehills on the lawn! Those little blighters are wrecking the playing surface! The honour of the Garrison is at stake and I want you and your men to do your job and stop them!"

"Stop them, Sir?"

"You have Mole Mortars do you not? So shoot moles!"

"You want us to target... small burrowing mammals, Sir?"

"Gadzooks, man, finally the Throne Gelt drops! Now, hurry up and deploy! By the Emperor, that was hard work! I just hope the Commander of the Leman Russ Exterminator Squadron is a bit quicker on the uptake when he arrives. I simply cannot have those mice in the pantry getting their paws on the canapés!"



Offline gamer Mac

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #138 on: March 26, 2021, 09:26:03 PM »
Very good lol lol lol

Offline palaeomerus

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #139 on: March 27, 2021, 08:58:00 AM »
The chassis I ordered to start my S.H.O.D.D.Y. Americano Distribution  Branch seem to have cleared customs. So they are maybe three or four business days away. Gonna be heck,  to get those steering columns switched over the left side. I bought three sets of 10.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #140 on: March 28, 2021, 10:10:16 AM »
Ooooh. Think there might be one of those ‘Great Disturbance in the Force’ moments coming up :-)

Offline palaeomerus

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #141 on: April 01, 2021, 05:18:41 AM »
A quick check says my S.H.O.D.D.Y. tanks, all 30 of them, are in Bensenville Illinois which is a regional distribution center for the shipper. So I guess I jumped the gun and I'm still waiting.

Offline Moriarty

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #142 on: April 01, 2021, 03:33:13 PM »
Hi Bear,

So, having recovered the stock of Valerie Singletons, I have put together a Thudd Gun for the S.H.O.D.D.Y. SPG.

Pictured are the quad gun/mortar, chassis and two, gun shield uprights (all suitably riveted, due to my inner Ork). They should fit into the chassis . . .

Once you PM the address, I’ll consign then to the tender mercies of Royal Mail :-)
« Last Edit: April 02, 2021, 05:30:33 AM by Moriarty »

Offline Cerebus

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #143 on: April 01, 2021, 08:32:42 PM »
Awesome thread and very inspiring.  I see the basic pattern S.H.O.D.D.Y. is now significantly less than a pound each...

Offline Bearwoodman

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #144 on: April 02, 2021, 08:35:38 AM »
gamer Mac: Glad you liked it!

Palaeomerus: It sounds as though you will be able to field a whole Armoured Brigade!  I am very much looking forward to seeing what you do with them. SHODDY Industries has always been very keen on sub-contracting, franchising, outsourcing and off-planeting where it results in costs being cut and legal liabilities being excluded.

Moriarty: PM sent - great looking work! Thank you for your generous offer!
 
Cerebus: Thank you, I do appreciate the feedback! The upfront cost of a basic SHODDY is indeed very reasonable. Sour-faced accountants lacking a romantic soul would probably want to focus on the whole lifetime cost of the vehicles in terms of repairs, running costs, required upgrades and replacing inevitably high losses (indeed I personally have spent considerably more on "bits" to be used on SHODDY variants than I did on the basic tanks) but you wouldn't want to be one of those people would you?

Offline palaeomerus

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #145 on: April 06, 2021, 08:13:03 PM »
My S.H.O.D.D.Y. s arrived in a big bag and they are the old green army man tanks only not a Pershing/Patton but a sci-fi generic tank with what looks like two electrodes with ceramic insulators on the end for guns which I assume cause a Jacob's Ladder effect when they fire. Or they could be light autocannons, or some kind of shaped charge rocket tube...AKA a bazooka, with some kind of protective gas channel to protect the crew, though they have very long barrels for that so it could be some kind of exotic air pressure driven gun,  maybe magneto driven, a spigot mortar, or just one of those weird "metalstorm" stacked caseless electric-primed bullet things we were hearing about in the 90s.

Anyway lots of plastic tanks in a 28mm useful scale.

Offline palaeomerus

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #146 on: April 08, 2021, 02:11:40 AM »
I ordered some reaper paint for my S.H.O.D.D.Y. mystery project. It could turn out to be a real dog.







Offline Moriarty

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Re: S.H.O.D.D.Y. 40k (Cheap Sci-Fi Tank)
« Reply #147 on: April 12, 2021, 07:48:24 PM »
Picture of original Thudd Gun for reference.