Mad Robot Miniatures Releases Azog Treadbike

By Polar_Bear
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Jun 8th, 2013
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Mad Robot Miniatures has released their new Azog Treadbike. It’s available now over in their webshop.

From the release:

Mad Robot Miniatures has released their first small vehicle…the Azog Treadbike.

The multi-part resin kit comes with 2 weapon options and is available in our webstore.

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  • 4tonmantis

    You guys had to get a miss eventually. The idea is neat but the design of it feels entirely implausible. There isn’t really enough room for the machine gun’s mechanism, there’s no clear indication of a motor, the seat and handles so not seem like the actual seat or handles of any vehicle short of possibly a tricycle or antique tractor and really do not seem like something one would see on a vehicle like this. I think the design could be saved but this feels like a conversion I could just as easily do throwing scraps together from my bits box and this doesn’t scream “buy me now” like the previous releases.

  • Not that Mad Robot needs me defending their figures, but this is based on a real vehicle, so plausible!
    http://www.ebeasts.com/2013/01/pick-of-day-1938-tractor-cycle-by-j.html

  • The Mad Robot

    This is based on an actual vehicle, the Lehaitre tracked motorcycle, circa 1938. It’s not going to satisfy everyones tastes, but I think it offers a good alternative to mounting your sci fi troopers on a horse 😉

  • The Mad Robot

    Ninja’d!

  • 4tonmantis

    There are quite a few differences between the reference and the finished sculpt. I didn’t say I don’t like the idea, just that with the proportions we see in front of us, it does not look right. Perhaps all of that would be different if the track wasn’t so wide.. as it is, yeah, it’s not for me. Hopefully some people buy it and you guys keep on trucking. I love most of your stuff so this just falls in my personal “pass” category.