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Old 01-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #11
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Just doing some quick mental math....

For the basic scenario of Ogre, you'd need 12 armor units and 20 infantry. Say you can sell 6 infantry for the same as one armor unit. The GEV went for $20 each... So 12 armor units x $20 (taking off shoes...), plus 3.33 sets of infantry also at $20/set is....


(Tick, tock...)


....$306.67.

Add a Mark III Ogre ($50?), plus shipping and we're talking $400+ just to play the basic scenario!

Somehow, I'm strangely ok with that...! Is that wrong?

(Just DON'T tell my wife!)

D.

PS...the Advanced Scenario with 20 armor and 30 infantry would run $500 before the Mark V Ogre, which I couldn't even begin to guess at that cost...

D.

It may be slightly less expensive to build your own with balsa, bass wood, plastic sheet, and random bits - http://s418.beta.photobucket.com/use...02296035525577.

Of course, it will take a lot of time ;-)

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #12
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Now that is amazing.

What did you make the tread units out of?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:45 AM   #13
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Now that is amazing.

What did you make the tread units out of?
The Ogre treads? Those were molded from a scratch built model. The guy who built/sculpted the model is Joel Frock. He has been out of touch for a few years, though he was on Facebook last I checked.

Joel only molded 10 of the 15mm scale MK IIIs back in 2005 and only sold them for the cost of the materials. He was not interested in making more. I believe that he destroyed the molds.

I am planning on building a 15mm scale MK V this fall. Perhaps I will document the build on Photobucket.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:22 PM   #14
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Do you have a partern for the different pannels used to make the Ogre and the Super Heavy? It looks like it could be a fun project to try, but I'm not good enough to figure it out from scratch.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:17 PM   #15
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I don't remember who owned them, but the full line of Macroture sized vehicles made the tour of the WarZone conventions in Florida back in the mid '90s. There were Macroture scale PE superheavy, heavy, light, and missile tanks, GEVs, howitzers, command centers, infantry stands, and Combine Mk IIIs and Mk Vs. Games were played on the floor using astroturf style carpeting and proper scale terrain and the play area was something like 15' x 20' or more. Lots of fun, but you always had to be aware of where you were stepping to avoid a costly mistake.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!

I'm sooooo jealous!

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Old 02-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #17
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Maybe that'll be how the BIG box 7th edition of ogre will be sold to us.... ;)
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #18
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You mean like these?
http://m249.photobucket.com/albumvie...es002.jpg.html
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:57 AM   #19
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With the advances in 3D printing, perhaps the macrotures may become feasible again. CAD files already exist for the injection mold tooling. 3D prints would be perfect for small production runs.
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:37 PM   #20
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I would buy a larger scale Paneuro Missile Tank in a heartbeat. It is my favourite armour unit in the game. One is not enough to justify a production run, but perhaps they could be offered through a service like Shapeways?
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