Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New (Old) RAFM Sci-Fi Vehicles

After doing some searching on the good ole world wide web, I had come across a few references to some grav tanks and APCs that RAFM used to offer on their website within the last few years.  I believe, based on what I can gather, these are old Martian Metal vehicles, which, if true, amazes me considering how poorly the Striker (Traveller) Martian Metal infantry looked. 

RAFM pulled these vehicles because many gamers thought the costs to be too high and they were getting some negative PR.  However, I asked about the availibility of these vehicles on the RAFM forum recently, and Smiley, RAFM person extraordinaire, has made these castings available again to the 15mm sci-fi community.

One can buy a grav tank, a four vehicle grav tank platoon, a grav skiff, a grav APC, and a grav APC interior.  Prices range from $5.95 for the APC interior to $80.00 for the grav tank platoon.  The APC interior appears to be a resin casting.

Now, in an effort to not be accused of being a sock puppet, I do agree that these vehicles are rather expensive, about twice as costly (or more) than comparible resin offerings from other companies.  But, these are also some fairly large pieces of metal, and to be honest, the grav tank design is rather kick butt and fits to my thinking what a high tech level grav tank should look like.

So, perhaps wait for a sale to save a few bucks, or bite the bullet and buy a few at full price.  The more sales we generate for RAFM the more likely they are to expand upon their offerings.

Grav tank
Grav skiff

Grav APC
Grav APC interior
Pictures from RAFM's website.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Finished Buildings

Months ago I had written about some custom buildings I was having completed in exchange for some 20mm moderns.  I have posted pictures of those buildings (a mosque, hotel, and shanties) as they were works in progress, but have never posted any pictures of the structures as completed.  I had completely forgotten that the chap (David Glenn) who made these for me had sent me pics of the completed works, the pictures of which I found today in a buried file folder.  So, here they are!  I still need to get out my terrain and post pictures of all my wonderful terrain toys, but for now, this will have to do.

I can use these for the 2003 Iraq (Generation Kill), Late 1970s Germans in Africa, Mogadishu (Black Hawk Down/Little Bird Down), and Striker/Tomorrow's War projects.

L' Hotel de Somalia (or Olympic, I have signs for both)

Back of the hotel
Battlefield debris
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