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#18613
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Hi folks,

I don't 'do' sci-fi gaming myself, but I saw this on TMP and thought of you guys:

theminiaturespage.com/news/371313/

Antenociti does really good stuff - I've had a few things, and they've been great. Customer service is good too.

Cheers,
Phil
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#18614
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
WOW!!!

I might have to get me one of those; the Brits finally found something that will get me to help their BoP!

Thanks, Phil, for posting this one.

See ya!

Jim
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#18615
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Very nice find. :)
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#18616
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
I've looked at his stuff before, the control pads, (big poster on the HA boards) but never gotten anything...
But darn i like some of the new items....

Might have to drop in an order later today....

Darn a good week for toys,
I am getting this in a few minutes www.ebblesminiatures.com/shop/media/invader_preview2.jpg
Bounty Hunters comes out of friday (where i hope to get enough Speeders to propperl run the Battle of Hoth in a 600 Pt match :) ), my Col Red Dragon shows up on Thursday, and now these.... darn i need more $
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#18617
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Screens are already sold out.
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#18618
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Thank you for thinking of the sci-fi gamers here philhendry; the thought is very much appreciated.

Some of the sci-fi stuff looks okay, maybe even nice, but if I want unpainted resin and white metal sci-fi terrain and/or furnishings from the UK, I will buy the Ainsty stuff from Old Crow, who is both producing the Ainsty lines and has a fairly cool line of Sci-fi vehicles of their own.
www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/index.htm

That is not to say that Antenociti's Workshop™'s (AW's) Stalwart Bunker is not impressive; but if I am going to pay = or >200?GBP for terrain, I am most certainly going to spend it on Dwarven Forge, Ainsty(now Old Crow) and/or the old Armorcast Terraforms terrain lines instead.
That way I will get MUCH more "bang" for my money.

Additionally, I must say I was both impressed and terribly unimpressed with AW's "hover tank" prototype.
My very large disappointment was that it truly was not a hover tank at all but a grav tank.
There are way TOO few hover tanks out there; everybody seems to immediately jump from tracks to grav lifters.
Curse the influences of GW's Eldar and Lucas' Star Wars!!
Otherwise, AW's kit is a decent grav tank.

Anyway, thank you again philhendry, for thinking of the sci-fi gamers here.
I just struck out this time with this referral.
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#18619
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
RF*;

I'm really NOT trying to start a fight here, but I have to ask;
Howinthehell do you tell the difference between a 'hover' tank and a 'grav' tank, when NEITHER one actually exists on Earth?
And why wouldn't a vehicle, of any weight class, which hovers due to an anti-gravitational field, NOT be a hover tank? "Hover" tank doesn't necessarily mean "hovers due to outrageously powerful lift fans blowing downward into a rubberized or metallic fabric skirt"; it means that the damn thing floats over the ground without normally touching it while in motion!

Lighten up, my friend; at least it doesn't cost as much as a Baneblade or the other GW monster! And, as you already said, it DOES look good.

See ya!

Jim
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#18620
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Well, all I was posting about, really, was the various viewscreens and stuff, rather than the tanks - thought they'd be handy in DF set-ups. Sorry I seem to have been the cause of an argument.

Phil
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#18621
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
RF*;

I'm really NOT trying to start a fight here, but I have to ask;
Howinthehell do you tell the difference between a 'hover' tank and a 'grav' tank, when NEITHER one actually exists on Earth?
And why wouldn't a vehicle, of any weight class, which hovers due to an anti-gravitational field, NOT be a hover tank? "Hover" tank doesn't necessarily mean "hovers due to outrageously powerful lift fans blowing downward into a rubberized or metallic fabric skirt"; it means that the damn thing floats over the ground without normally touching it while in motion!

Lighten up, my friend; at least it doesn't cost as much as a Baneblade or the other GW monster! And, as you already said, it DOES look good.

See ya!

Jim

A fight?
When have the two of us ever fought Jim?

You are tossing out bait just to twist otherworld into another funky posting Jim!
You tease!

Actually Jim, hovercraft in the current military setting do exist; the American sea forces have armored landing craft of this propulsion type and there are two light tank designs with this propulsion style under development.
As far as the hover LCs are concerned, we have landed troops in at least two military ops via hovercraft in the Middle East and Africa.

Now, for a really simple definition that is used in current and sci-fi techonology to explain the differences between the two techs.
Hovercraft or Ground Effect Vehicles (GEVs) always have a "skirt" of some variety that forms an air or plenum chamber which generates lift through air "escaping" out from under the skirts.
Gravitic drive technology has conical nacelles on the ventral or lower side of the vehicle that emit some sort of stream to provide lift (GS could probably give a much more thorough and exact explanation as to gravitic tech since the Star Wars universe is chock-full of it).
Additionally, the hover lift provided is not of a great height; maybe eight-to-ten feet typically from the surface being travelled over; maybe even a "jump" of twenty feet at most.
Gravitic lift can raise a vehicle into planetery orbit if required and the emission is powerful enough.
Hover propulsion is much more limited in its abilities than gravitic; that is why many sci-fi systems have higher tech folk with gravitic and folk just past modern day with hover tech.
Did that give you Jim a basic idea of the differences between the two?

Tha nacelles on the AW "hover" prototype looked like gravitic nacelles and the skirt looked like it was just armor, not a plenum chamber.

Yes, this tank is cheaper than GW's junk, but Jim, if it does not fit or look like the tech I game with, what use is it for me?
Hope you can use it though Jim; you would probably have a blast with that beast kicking the butt of your enemies.

[u]**to philhendry**[/u]
It was a great referral philhendry so do not worry, and I thank you for it.
Unfortunately, at least for me, it was a swing and a miss, if you'll pardon the American baseball metaphor.
Keep them coming philhendry!
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#18622
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
Plus Jim, hovercraft cannot function in a vacuum.
Gravitic can!
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#18623
Heads up for the Sci-Fi set fans... 8 Years, 3 Months ago  
RF* -

No blood, no foul; we just rag on each other because as vets, we understand.
Otherworld, I really WASN'T agitating, against you or anyone.

RF, I understand the diffs between Hover and Grav; and of course, I WAS referring to LCAC-type vehicles for hovercraft (love the idea of over-the-horizon amphib assault at 60 mph!), but I am unaware of any COMBAT vehicles with true hover OR grav systems.
But I'd LOVE t osee either one come into service, if for no other reason that once our buddies get it, it'll gradually become available for civilian use, and that's when I finally get OUT of rush-hour traffic!

"Whaddaya mean, officer? I was AT LEAST twenty feet above that idiot when I crossed over him! HOW could my grav field POSSIBLY have crushed his canopy?"

Ah, paybacks. Oh well, I can dream.

And Phil - you keep right on passing those referrals along; we ALL appreciate good goodies, if you know what I mean! Thanks (I mean that!).

See ya!

Jim
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#18624
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Now, for a really simple definition that is used in current and sci-fi techonology to explain the differences between the two techs.
Gravitic drive technology has conical nacelles on the ventral or lower side of the vehicle that emit some sort of stream to provide lift (GS could probably give a much more thorough and exact explanation as to gravitic tech since the Star Wars universe is chock-full of it).

Star Wars typically tends to wave it's hands at how the technology actually works (the have never and plan to never explain hyperspace) as compaired to say Star Trek or some of the other shows and just says it does work with out carrying to actually explain it... They just call them "Repulsors" and gloss over the tech.

From the SW databank
"A repulsorlift is a type of antigravity engine that allows vehicles and vessels to push against gravity fields, providing flight. Efficient and inexpensive, repulsorlifts provide propulsion to a wide variety of craft -- from the tiny STAPs used by Trade Federation battle droids, to the immense sail barge employed by Jabba the Hutt. Certain models of droids use repulsorlifts instead of wheels or legs for locomotion. Repulsorlifts are so efficient that they are rarely ever shut off -- even when powered down, a landspeeder continues to hover off the ground.
www.starwars.com/databank/technology/repulsorlift/

Repulsorlifts need a large mass to push against in order to function; they are useless in zero-g environments. Starships employ repulsorlifts as a more efficient and cleaner means of propulsion when in an atmosphere. Repulsorlift technology is so widespread across the galaxy that most citizens take it for granted. "

I am sure one of the Fan site out there (perhaps the Technical Commentaries) has gone into great details into how they may work, but eh SW has always been at heart a Space Fantasy adventure and not Hard Core Sci-Fi so unless i need to know something for in a game i do the hand wave as well :) .
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