Today we build the Rhebok Transport Vehicle from Ramshackle Games, a 28mm scale tank compatible with Ramshackle’s Nuclear Renaissance rule set along with other 28mm sci-fi and post apocalyptic wargames including Warhammer 40k. Ramshackle Games produce a wide range of resin miniatures and conversion parts, and we’ve previously reviewed their excellent Drone Walker kit, so we’re looking forward to seeing how the Rhebok compares.
The Rhebok Transport Vehicle is a heavily armoured Dieselpunk style tank, and comes as a resin kit priced at £20 (around $30). The two largest pieces in this kit are some serious chunks of resin, and will make up the front and rear of the Rhebok chassis. the resin itself is a dark grey colour that has a glossy sheen to it. Here you can see them with a 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marine for scale.
Some of our favourite parts are the tracked sections and this super heavy duty set of bull bars, again these are all large and solid chunks of resin. For anyone interested in conversions, all of these parts are available separately.
Also included are a wide selection of details that can be added to customise your Rhebok Transport Vehicle, including lights, vents and firing slits.
Lastly, we have a great selection of ranged weapons, from flame throwers, to laser guns and gatling cannons. The Rhebok is designed to be fitted with your choice of 2 of these, 1 on the front of the hull, and 1 on turret that you can also see here.
All of the above parts needed a bit of cleaning up with a file and/or clippers before use. In starting to assemble our Rhebok transport Vehicle, we first glued the front and back of the hull together, leaving us with this brick of solid resin.
Secondly we glued the track sections to the sides, and the bull bars to the front.
Next up we attached some of the detail pieces to the Rhebok, including some lights, hatch doors and firing slits.
In preparation for the weaponry we have glued on the rounded weapon mount to the front of the hull, and the turret on top.
There’s a lot of weapons to choose from, here are the flame throwers.
There’s also gatling cannons.
And some larger calibre cannons, the huge one on the turret looks great!
For our Rhebok we’ve settled on a dual cannon on the turret and a hull mounted flame thrower. Here are some shots of the finished tank.
The Rhebok is a very sturdy looking vehicle, armoured up to the max. For scale here is the Rhebok Transport Vehicle with a 28mm Warhammer 40k Space Marine.
Our Rhebok Transport Vehicle is likely to get used as an alternative Imperial Guard Chimera transport in games of Warhammer 40k. Here you can see the 2 kits side by side.
In addition to the Rhebok, Ramshackle Games kindly sent us one of their new robot kits that were part of their Ramshackle Robots Kickstarter from earlier this year. These are mix and match kits which allow you to build a wide range of unique robots for your games. Here’s the parts we received:
Here you can see the torso and legs we received, they look a little dusty where we cleaned them up with a file. We got legs and a torso with a hatch/sensor on top, but we could have equally received tracks instead of legs and a torso with a separate robotic head.
Here are the various weapon mounts that come with this robot, some will become the arms, and some will become a backpack type mount.
And here are the guns, a nice range here, these would also be useful for conversions of other kits.
Using superglue we first attached the torso on top of the legs.
Next up we glued on the weapon mounts.
Lastly we added our choice of weapons – what cool looking bot!
For scale, here is our Ramshackle Robot alongside a Warhammer 40k Space Marine.
The Rhebok is a seriously heavy looking transport vehicle, it looks like it could be dropped from orbit and still rumble away afterwards. The parts required some cleaning up with a file and clippers, but on the whole the kit is easy and quick to assemble. The wide range of weapon options included with the kit means you can easily find a loadout that will suit your game, and you’ll have loads left after for conversions. This Dieselpunk style tank will fit in well with any army that relies on brute force rather than high-tech machinery, and seems like it would be a great base chassis for many conversions.
The mix and match Robot sample, was fun to build and definitely leaves us wanting more. It would be great fun to have a pile of these robot parts and build all kinds of crazy mechs.
If you’d like to see what else Ramshackle Games are up to, head over to http://www.ramshacklegames.co.uk/