Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Machinator's Super Heavy MSLR



Tom McBride, AKA "Machinator" has made another big tank.
 
This time, it is his Super Heavy MSLR (I call it the "Compensator" as obviously the owner is trying to make up for something.)


No word yet on when this will get released.  Stay tuned.

Nykona

19 comments:

Machinator said...

Thanks guys! With any luck it will be out on the 18th of this month.

captain birdbum said...

any rules?

looks awesome. think I found my xmas present!

#2501 said...

I'd like to see the behemoth they use to load this thing...

jugger said...

BEAST!!!!!!!!!!!

Machinator said...

Rules are coming, just be patient. I need to decide what the big missiles will do first :)

Scipio Vorolanus said...

Brace yourselves...Rules are coming

Tiberius Primaris said...

That is Awesome!

paul kontz said...

honostly I dont like it. looks to cartoonish to me.but Im just one guy

Hornato said...
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Hornato said...

I want to know what happens when you fire the big rocket. seems the recoil would knock that tank backwards. Seems like it should have something stabilizing it like the new kit games workshop just released. Either that or it needs to be scaled down about 3/4 the size.

Overall I like it and will look cool on my warlord but not sure about the tank.

Sir Tainly said...

Very nice indeed! :)

Nico said...

Fun stuff, my only grip is that the hull of the missile launcher lack the gothic feel of the baneblade rear part of the hull.

Tim Brown said...

Anyone interested in knowing whether or not this design would work from a recoil standpoint should read from the following link:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LawOfInverseRecoil

However, one particularly damaging point with all rockets is the backblast. Any rocket that large is going to generate tons...a simple grate mesh is going to be vaporized. I would put a hinge on the rear vents and claim that the door opens up prior to firing. As for reloading -Watch this youtube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHv60kfExU8

There are plenty of vids out there with MLRS that should be fun to see.

Here's another link to the Army's MLRS -which is essentially what this model is based on. In particular, note the backblast coming from the rear in the second picture down on the left.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M270_Multiple_Launch_Rocket_System

I can personally attest to the fact the MLRS produces enormous backblast visable for miles - the damned things woke me like clockwork during desert storm.

Tim Brown said...

I should probably also add that either the launcher itself or the tubes should be located such that the backblast when fired at long range wouldn't cook the back of the tank due to the angle...the super heated blast would be directed downward at a 45 degree...or am I nickpicking? Still a cool model. It is Sci Fi - just say in the future they use a cold based chemical propellant that eliminates that problem..yeah, that's the ticket.

Machinator said...

Careful Tim, one is best not to question the secrets of the Adeptus Mechanicus. Many a heretic has been burned for less....

Good info by the way :)

James said...

How come it's called mslr? If you're naming it after the Guided missile launcher in use by military thats the MLRS

Machinator said...

They spelled it wrong, it is MLRS.

SSBN742 said...

Where will this be released at?

General von Ed said...

Jeez folks - you're concerned about the physics of it? Chill. 40k ain't about the physics. Nothing says APOC louder than a Baneblade with four ICBMs on top of it! You should come to the game with a 20lbs sledgehammer. Each missile gives you one whack at the table. All models, terrain, etc., that are hit and anything that falls to the floor are, obviously, destroyed. Every other models that moves due to the table moving stays where they are. Anything lying down must take difficult terrain test when they move again (to represent standing back up).

To compensate for all you physics majors out there, the tank firing the ICBMs moves 18" straight back, instantly destroying any models, friendly or foe, that it runs over.

And don't even mention cover, armor, or invul saves - you don't get it.

Seriously, though - awesome model.

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