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Offline Khurasan Miniatures

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Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« on: March 28, 2014, 02:48:49 PM »
We are very pleased to release our latest vehicle for the Federal Army -- the Shrike light utility vehicle.



This craft is essentially a militarised dune buggy.  Its wheeled version is very fast, light and rugged, and is extremely useful as a scout or a transport for a few troopers.  As shown above, it can be armed with an autocannon or a missile launcher, and these little raiders can cause considerable mayhem when they have the element of surprise!



Like with most of its front line vehicles, the Federal Army is making attempts to enhance the mobility of the Shrike -- the Shrike Grav has a simple swap of four independent anti-grav engines giving the little vehicle even greater mobility -- although only the most intrepid crews are chosen to operate it!  This model is shown sitting on the tabletop but we assume most gamers would mount the vehicle on a little flight base to indicate that it is in low hover. :)

We have four different kits for this vehicle available -- so far two have been painted for display, the autocannon-armed wheeled and grav Shrike.  The armed vehicle can also have a missile launcher with missileman, which is included in the armed sets as well as the autocannon.  (When arming the Shrike with the missile launcher, the crossbar weapons mount should be attached so that the mount faces backwards rather than forwards.)

There's also an unarmed version of the Shrike available, with a driver and an armed soldier riding shotgun -- by the way the driver can be placed either on the right or the left front seat as you prefer.  There are so many options for the Shrike that we don't have them all painted yet!  However you can see the rest at this forum post: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=324123 -- the scout vehicle, and the missilelauncher-armed raider, can be seen there.

As with any dune buggy type vehicle, there are going to be rollbars to assemble on the kit.  We assume that most 15mm gamers have basic modeling skills but if you're a chap who really doesn't like putting things together this may not be the kit for you.  One suggestion is to use a pin vice to slightly increase the size of the holes on the car body which take the pins for the rollbars.  

The Shrikes are available now, at the link below.  Thanks to ruben at Heresy for the terrific paintup!
http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/15mmscifi.html
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 02:50:59 PM by Khurasan Miniatures »
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Offline CptJake

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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 10:49:26 PM »
nice, as usual.
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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2014, 09:35:36 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2014, 05:24:24 PM »
:-* IT!
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Offline mcfonz

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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 06:47:32 PM »
Would love it in 28mm for my Nova Fed. It almost looks like a sci fi / near future Kublewagen.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 08:05:09 PM »
A bit Halo warthoggy, like it but a little too short wheeled based for me. Can't naturally see where the engine/drivetrain would be and limited stowage capacity.

Definitely no kubelwagen in my book, (but then as an aircooled vw nut then nothing is gonna be a type 181 or 182 but a type 181 or 182 in said book :D).
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Re: Khurasan releases 15mm Shrike light vehicle
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2014, 08:29:52 PM »
It's going to be 28mm too :D

 

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