06 February 2010

Achtung! Panzer!

New materials have arrived on the Red Planet for the construction of an armored machine of war for the German Empire. This massive landship (name and classification unknown at the time of this publication) was delivered from KAS Wotan when she arrived this week.



This recent addition to the Imperial forces is, thankfully, not yet ready to take the field. Surely, once assembled and manned, this weapon will not sit idle. Although the journal's sources within the Viceroy's Office give us conflicting information about whether or not the landship is operated by the Kaiserlich Heer or the Kriegsmarine, one thing is certain at this time. A fiendish mechanism such as this can only be intended for one purpose: a direct assault against either Her Majesty's Martian allies, or the Crown Colony itself!

[Editor's Notes: This was a Hasbro toy, from the GI Joe line. It's called an IMP. I obtained this one for little cost via eBay after seeing some nice conversion done with one on another site. I think it will make a fine machine of war for my German 28mm forces. I've disassembled it already, and am considering the proper spray color. I might even do a naval splinter camouflage paint scheme on it. It needs to have a few logos Dremeled off, and various bits and bobs removed and added. Anyway, consider this the 'before' photos.]

4 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

Arrrrggh! How did you find one that was not priced beyond belief!

That one vehicle is almost a landship right out of the box. In 28mm it makes a nice motorized contraption but in 15mm it becomes a real monster.

Eli Arndt said...

A note on the embossed logos. Instead of demeling, you may want to consider simply building over them. That soft plastic can sometimes be hard to grind and cut with motorized tools.

ArmChairGeneral said...

Love it!

Elderac said...

I have seen a build based on this toy and it is certainly on my list of things to obtain.