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All Quiet on the Martian Front (15mm Tripods vs. Humans)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:43 am 
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Yeah I guess the whole realm of historicals is open for you, at least in the humans side :)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:47 pm 
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When I picked up mine, they were next to a bunch of metal Great War 15mm models. From what I could see, the prices were pretty comparable for infantry and MGs.

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I may have to hit other lines WWI minis if I ever decide to do a British or German force in the future.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:05 pm 
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Some Martian Tripods are coming together. Here is the sprue pic of the standard Assault Tripod with special weapons like Green Gas Grenades and the Black Smoke Launcher. As you can see, the sprue lay-out is very good.

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Here are the three models of the Assault Tripods all assembled. These things were a dream to go together. They were practically snap fit models and needed minimal glue. The pieces went together smoothly and easily. The middles have a natural point for magnetizing, but I have left it witht he basic tab for now and it holds together fine. All three took about one hour to 45 minutes to assemble.

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The one on the left is my modified Green Gas launcher. I didn't really like the way the Tripods small arms were throwing the grenades before. It looked kind of silly. Therefore, I made it into a launcher by chopping up one of the extra Black Smoke Launchers. The one int he middle is the standard Assault Tripod. Finally, the one on the right is the Black Smoke Launcher. I think this weapon looks awesome on the Tripods and is very imposing.

Next up is the Scout Tripods.

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Good conversion, that's a common thought about throwing the green gas globes.

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Until I saw those models, I thought you were talking about this:
http://www.manticgames.com/games/mars-a ... -game.html

Those tripods look great though, and i don't think Mark Attacks has anything quite like them. It seems to be more of a board game too.

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Yup. Not similar at all. Mars Attacks is a Boardgame and this is a 15mm scale wargame based on H.G. Wells War of the World sand not Tim Burton's movie Mars Attacks. Different genres really. :)

I worked on assembling the smaller Scout Tripods today.

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Again, these went together very easily and quickly. The assembly and sprue lay-out were essentially the same as thier larger cousins Another nice kit.

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Now, the Scout and Assault Tripod kits were great. They were plastic and really went together easily. The next model I assembled for my Martians was a Grendaier Drone for a bit of artillery support. This model is a mix of metal and resin. The basic design, especially for the legs; are similar to the plastic sets. However, they do not fit together nearly as well. In fact, I had to use a bit of the GS to get it to stick together snugly. After the ease of the last kits, it was a bit of a surprise and disappoint to me that this one was so much harder to build. It's even smaller!

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The Scout Tripod has a special range-finder upgrade that helps the Grenadier Drone be more accurate with its artillery fire. It makes sense then to have them both in my starting Martian force. I think I have all the models I need to get started for the Martian side.

I do not think I am going to go with the traditional silver Tripod paint scheme.

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Good to see you assembling!

As I pointed out earlier, AQMF plastic kits are top of the line and very enjoyable to put together. Their resins I haven' had any experience with yet, but their metals are some of the worst I've ever assembled.

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A Martian Tripod army for All Quiet on the Martian Front.

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Hi!

I gotta stop looking at this thread, i find this game much too enticing! ;)

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^seriously^

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Take the plunge, then, gentlemen.

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I still need to base them, but they are pretty much ready to rumble.

I have to say, they painted up really quickly and easily. I would say construction and painting of this army took about 16-20 hours tops. If I would have gone with the traditional Martian silver instead of the red tone it would have been even quicker. So, about a weekend's worth of work.

I had to space it out a bit so I could fend off the Honey-Do list, but a relatively low intensity project.

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