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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 10:41:29


Post by: Viktor von Domm


only one?? with and army of yours i expected legion...^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 11:16:22


Post by: shasolenzabi


If I had just bought more French Tanks to make Malcadors from, I would have more odd looking exterminators! Meanwhile, several angles for viewing pleasure of all!

Head on with soldier escort.
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Side view with escort
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Rear view, mufflers and extra vent as well as tool chest.
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Triple Threat as Lascannon/HeavyBolter/Twinlinked Auto-cannons all aim together!
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Turret does a profile pose so you can see how unusual it is.
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A look at the comms
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Turret-scope or Peri-turret is looking at the viewers!
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Just the most basic of paint is on presently, but It will get the same full treatment the others have shown so far! Full camo, muddy skirts, dirty mufflers, and an extra antenna. Decals and the company mark towards the forward skirting bedore making it all dirty.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 11:26:04


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmmm looks snice if somewhat small compared to your more truescale tanks now... also i am thinking about bunnyears when i see thze first pic....
would you say the turrets guns are 40k usable? or would it be neccary to bulk them up a bit?

nice of you to show some profil on the turret tho^^
by the way, do you fix your sponson guns or are they turnable still if the latter how do you do it? painting and gluewise?

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 11:33:17


Post by: shasolenzabi


The cannons are the 1/35the scale 47mm high velocity guns(You get double iof them in the Char B1 bis kit!)

Auto-cannons at best but all wh40k guns are too big! Leman Russ Battle cannon years ago was declared 120mm but when compared to larger scaled 1/35th kits it dwarfs the 120mm of say the Abrams and Leopard kits!

I wanted the turret to show off it's sides so all could know it wasn't just a mock up!

All of my sponsons are glued very carefully, this way, they all can pivot to point front-to-sides. Very careful amounts of glue on the housing parts, first, I glue the bottom and side wall, the, the "front" slip in the gun, and then carefully glue the top in. Takes me roughly 20mins based on the glue.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 11:35:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


tried it with an old predatore once and i did fairly well, but then when i had to make a rhino i screw up with the doors... so they´re now fully glued...but the sponsons would have hurt me deeply if glued fix...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 11:56:57


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yhankfully, they at GW said they understand things may be glued, is why their main book shows how the weapons should point towards. ^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 12:00:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 19:23:02


Post by: shasolenzabi


I have seen some horribly built models loaded with more glue than should be possible out there!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 19:31:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ah you´re speaking of nurgle rhinos? only joking^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/21 22:10:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


At that point, they may as well be!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/25 23:33:22


Post by: shasolenzabi


I will be using a Punisher, a regular russ, Hellhound and hydra with chimeras in an upcoming tourney, I will take the camera and take pics along the way this sunday. HQ cmnd sqd, and three vet sqds with one commanded by Sgt. Bastonne(Vasily) as I need a melta squad that can get 'er done!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/25 23:44:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


fingers are thightly crossed for the Khadrovian Konfederacy !


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/26 10:23:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks Vik, the other list pulled a tie against one of the Nid lists that I am expecting to fight this weekend, nice to practice and all! I changed out a Vanquisher and two sentinels as they didn't make such a good impact on the fight, that and the Manticore, that was too erratic and low ammo.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/26 10:30:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmm as i never played a game i think having a tie against nids would seem a bit anti fluffy...cant imagine the roaches walking back home saying something like: bugger next time we get them... or that was a close shave for me taste chap...

well but i think its kind of hard to play fluffy games, or am i mistaken?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/26 11:48:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Apoc and friendly games can be rather fluffy. Tourney games are well, just sporting like events. Besides, this kid plays very odd tactics most of the time with his nids.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/27 09:08:59


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay, the small army for 1500pts battles this weekend are here!

The Heavy support
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Heavies lit up
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A wolf in the lights
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The troops
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and with lights
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Command
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The Whole gang
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The gang lit up
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After painting, I took more pics
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Color markings.
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More
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/27 09:20:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cool army and just for some little 1500 points... well IGs shows again it is an army for the well enowed ... all that heavy armor costs a tn even on ebay...
looking nice nearly all painted up... but i have to ask with so much heavy firepower aren´t the blobs mere cannon fodder?
and a question to gameplay and rules? the shovelblade on lots of your tanks is it realy worthwhile? for me these are a bit of a spoiler as the tanks then have a kinda construction site look then...but if the rules are that good to use them, well then this is understandable...

have fun painting and smashing the feth out of your oponents^^

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/27 09:25:48


Post by: shasolenzabi


They only need to get out if the transports get wrecked/destroyed. Or I have a tasty target to kill with the special weapons, 2 sqauds have Heavy flamer and 2 x flamers, the third has 3 x meltas!

Dozerblades allow a difficult terrain roll of 1 to be re-rolled to avoid immobilization in terrain. well worth the points to get my lads to where they need to be! ^^

Thanks! I shall do my best!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 03:44:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


Just a few hours more before the big drop and fight! I look at this like a recon in force by an elite motorized unit.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 11:00:15


Post by: chromedog


For those wondering, YES, Old Crow IS a cast-on-demand company - and a ONE-MAN operation (mostly).

Jez's sculpts are good, and they are pre-finished for you (pre-sanded flat so that halves mate properly) so all you really have to do is glue them together.

I have two of the Sabres, two Claymores, a couple of Trojans and Geckos. I've had no issues with his castings - although atm, he is experiencing delays with the product (BIG WARNI
NG on his site).


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 11:29:41


Post by: shasolenzabi


Cool! Thanks for that heads up Chromedog! I was looking at those tanks as I am also wishing that the next race GW makes uses Modern looking tracked tanks. It would be a nice change from skimmers and the monstrously tall Leman


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 13:10:46


Post by: Flinty


I've picked up a few bits of Old Crow stuff in the past as well. The quality is superb. Makes any delay well worth the wait


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 22:32:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


I do like the fact that the tanks are more of a low slung modern style. I have enough WWI/II style Leman Russes and am looking for other odd-balls all of the time that do NOT look like the Leman Russ.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 22:52:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well i would like to see one day a truescale leman russ, these tincans are way to small... i had these issues about scale even when i was a little kid and my grandpa wanted me to play with a train set... scales weren´t always so fitting and my fantasy and creativity got stuck always when scale didn´t fit...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 23:13:59


Post by: Mad4Minis


chromedog wrote:For those wondering, YES, Old Crow IS a cast-on-demand company - and a ONE-MAN operation (mostly).

he is experiencing delays with the product (BIG WARNI
NG on his site).


I figured with a 3 week process time it was cast on demand. I am however more than a bit disappointed about the increased time frame. By the old time I should have had mine next week sometime. Guess thats not the case now. That really sucks...Im out of things to build and no money to buy anything else right now. That was going to be my hobby fix for the near future.

I dont think that warning was up a couple weeks ago when i ordered mine, so maybe I got lucky. Have to wait and see.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 23:29:34


Post by: shasolenzabi


Vik: I know, look at a 1/35 scale Leopard, it has an exact scale 120mm, then look at the Leman Russ, it is supposed to be a 120mm cannon, looks more like 205mm or more. Someone over-compensating at GW?

M4M: As long as he can make the models and send them, he will stay in business.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/29 23:43:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ah that brings me to a question, bought some tanks some time ago via ebay, will show you tomorrow ... could you identify them for me? will go now to bed , am very tread now (tired just doen´t cut it in this thread^^)


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/30 00:53:04


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:

M4M: As long as he can make the models and send them, he will stay in business.


No worries about him being in business, just bummed I wont have anything to build next week. Maybe hit the bits box n see if I can scratch anything up, or maybe scrape up a few bucks and pick up something small on ebay.

Filed our tax return tonight, so in around 10 days there will be money a plenty. Then it will be armor and mini hunting time.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/31 08:01:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


Viktor von Domm wrote:ah that brings me to a question, bought some tanks some time ago via ebay, will show you tomorrow ... could you identify them for me? will go now to bed , am very tread now (tired just doen´t cut it in this thread^^)


No problem, I can pretty much identify most tanks.^^


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Mad4Minis wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:

M4M: As long as he can make the models and send them, he will stay in business.


No worries about him being in business, just bummed I wont have anything to build next week. Maybe hit the bits box n see if I can scratch anything up, or maybe scrape up a few bucks and pick up something small on ebay.

Filed our tax return tonight, so in around 10 days there will be money a plenty. Then it will be armor and mini hunting time.



Cool deal!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/31 12:20:15


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oki will post them in the evening...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/01/31 23:57:24


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/03 09:32:22


Post by: shasolenzabi


Since I am thinking human tanks that are not Leman Russ, and NOT skimmers, I would like the Old Crow Tread and wheeled versions. Like the http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/25mm/sabre/sabretl.gif But with different barrels that he makes that would look like something appropriate for battle and auto-cannons and such. Low slung, and this gem

Reminds me of the CV090 and the new Puma from Germany.
http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/25mm/lancer/lancertl.gif


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/03 12:06:51


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i hope they work for you, for my taste they appear to be too much streamlined, i lkie the boxy looking tanks better...also i think the oldcrow models lack a bit too much details...well i guess there is alwaays the option to rivet them up...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/03 21:32:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


Never fear Vik, I have lots of old Leman Russ accessory bits to put on the things to make them a little more "seasoned"


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/04 14:54:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/04 22:01:28


Post by: shasolenzabi


That, and I already did the Vehicle Design Rules for them,,,,,Pricey, but the good old chimera is also expensive in VDR 124pts!!!

Although sponsons would look silly on the main tanks, many have made their Lemans' w/o sponsons making them look "slim". The Old Crow Tanks would likely be griped at due to the lower silhouette than the Leman(I expect they will come to the no higher than the are the turret attaches to.)


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/09 22:50:22


Post by: chromedog


Viktor von Domm wrote:i hope they work for you, for my taste they appear to be too much streamlined, i lkie the boxy looking tanks better...also i think the oldcrow models lack a bit too much details...well i guess there is alwaays the option to rivet them up...


The good thing about the Old Crow stuff is that you can always ADD more crap to them.
It gets tedious removing all of the rivets and skulls with spiky skulls from GW models.

For those wondering about the size of the OC Sabre tanks ... Here's a pic (another user on Lead Adventure forum, NOT mine).


It is flanked by two "Claymore" 8 wheeled carriers. They are approximately 7" long (can't tell from front) and 2 1/2" wide. The sabre is 6" long and approx 4" wide.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/09 22:56:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4 Minis, Google has places where you can get the Mazurka cheap as a Chimera kit! I may just do so as they make great looking Tank hunters!

Chromedog, is just a aesthetic thing as Vik likes steam punk and other older tech looking things. He knows I will be putting the Old Crow stuff under the knife.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 10:04:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


at chromedog and shaso, the oldcrow tanks have the same problem with me and potatos...

crazy fella me^^

see its like this i dont like `tatos and even so when cooked right they can taste well and i like the meal then, but give me the choice and and i will choose rice, pasta or even bread...
now the oldcrow tanks look in your pic chromedog really really good, so i am bound to bow humbly to say i have seen my error^^
only thing i would love see more is a bit wider version of the 8 wheelers as i tend to like more truescale tanks even more...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 10:38:22


Post by: shasolenzabi


Claymores will be my BTR-800's


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 11:12:35


Post by: snurl


You need to google the word "ontos". You'll be glad you did.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 12:44:53


Post by: Mad4Minis


Still havent gotten my Sabre yet. Monday was the 3 week mark. Guess I didnt get in before the rush.

Dammit.

I wish more places in the US would carry some of this European stuff. This waiting several weeks or months to get stuff really annoys the hell out of me.

Sadly, most of the things I want right now have to come from across the pond.

Dammit again.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 23:48:13


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yeah, but if I heard correctly, he likes to send out quality for that price. So, getting smoothed out, ready to glue and paint minis may be worth it.

Hang in there Mad4, hang in there. And thanks again for reminding me about the Mazurka Tank.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/10 23:57:27


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Yeah, but if I heard correctly, he likes to send out quality for that price. So, getting smoothed out, ready to glue and paint minis may be worth it.

Hang in there Mad4, hang in there. And thanks again for reminding me about the Mazurka Tank.


Yeah I have no doubts it will be good...and np. Ill throw up any I come across.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 00:03:15


Post by: shasolenzabi


NP, and anytime you find something, show it or link it buddy!^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 21:01:34


Post by: Sanguinary Dan


Here's a little something that I've got coming in the mail. Should make an interesting... Something or other.



Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 21:11:19


Post by: Viktor von Domm


still unassambled or like in your pic? the weathering looks really good^^

what scale and model is that?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 22:40:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Oh, Vik, I have that one, the "Seadragon is what I named it, but that is a 1/35th scale Alligator, mine has scratchbuilt heavy stubber barrels and an autocannon Plus that drop ramp


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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 22:49:53


Post by: Sanguinary Dan


Just the kit, but shasolenzabi's make an excellent proof of concept.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/11 23:21:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


nice ramp shot...after that you know exactly what hit you^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 00:50:24


Post by: shasolenzabi


And there you go Sanguinary Dan, an idea as to how to go with it. Mine can handle 35 IG in it.

Vik, that ramp hits you, it will make your grandkids feel it!!!^^(Eaglewing imprint included)


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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 13:41:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well equiped.... waht you don´t say....

the crew serves probably as count as balls...

that is a merger of more than two tanksystems isn´t it? i see at least twoo, the regular elephant i saw at ebay looks a bit different if i recall correctly...

but all comparrision aside this is a hell of a due to see...in a battlefield at least a sight not to be seen for long...

so you want to imprint yourself on my grandchildren too?...mighty big wishlist you have? considering your such a naughty boy i cant see santa bringing you your wishfullfillment this year...
and boy would my granchildren either be then big national heros with the aquilla on their forehead or rather complete sods??? one never knows...

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 15:17:23


Post by: Daedricbob


If you're still wanting tank suggestions, and want something totaly different and challenging to convert to nuke all those pesky titans that seem to be around in apocalypse games nowadays, how about converting one of these into your very own ordinatus machine?



The only downside is even the smaller 1/72 one clocks in at 110cm long... you may need to use a bigger table!!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 22:24:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


or leave it at home...range wouldn´t be a prob with that beast...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 22:55:44


Post by: shasolenzabi


Vik: LOL! Just saying that anyone standing too close to the ramp when it slams down to the ground would have that happen to them! Not necessarily anyone in particular!

Yeah, I was going for the old self propelled artillery like the M-109, or older M-112/M-7/Elefant. I forgot to snap a pic of the top, there are pressurization vents up there.^^

Deadricbob: I had given it some thought, that would look like a planetary defense mega lazer!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/12 23:09:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


like in the battle of hoth star wars empire strikes back...
that would be cool^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/13 00:03:28


Post by: shasolenzabi


That thing would be hitting cruisers in orbit.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:05:55


Post by: shasolenzabi


I have this little beast on it's way as well, definitely an oddball design.
http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig08/10088523b.jpg


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Not really what I would consider a "cross country" model.
More like a fairly flat terrain vehicle and or low roll country as the main gun is so low slung and out front like that, just asking to get stuck in something like river banks or other short runs like trenches.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:14:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ouch^^ nice image of a super tank and stuck in a meadow^^

i thought that too, truth to be told^^

but maybe it can be modeled to get it risen a bit?

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:22:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


I was thinking of making more practical changes. Like redoing the main gun to the turret, and the gatling gun to the front armor plate, higher up on the glacis plate not so low as the original, you really can see that the animators had little practical experience with that design laid out like that. The turret is certainly big enough to support the big gun.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:30:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think thats quite a good idea for a conversion...logic and more tasteful than the original...the smaller guns dont need that much height anyway whereas the big gun need that as it needs amo^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:34:22


Post by: shasolenzabi


I was just looking at he main gun, while it would butcher the kit too much to remove all of the main gun parts from the hull, I can leave a part of it there and green stuff shrouding for the machine gun in the bow, and make it look "flexible" fr dealing with terrain.

I can also make the Main gun work as a Turret mounted gun as the turret is tall enough to let me do it! Then it will be a worthy "cross country" vehicle.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 22:56:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


do you know if the thing comes on sprue or will it have rather big components that need only glueing together?
if i recall correctly the oldcrow models are nearly one part isn´t it?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:00:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


This 1/48 scale kit is sprued. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10088523n/40/1

You can see the glacis plate and the turret, and exactly what i will be working with on that tank once I have it here in my hands.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:06:23


Post by: neil101


Great tank shazo , its really oldschool sci fi reminds me of an old Les ewards picture from blood & Iron artbook , will have to get a scan of it for ya.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:09:16


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks Neil! that tank is from a 1982 series.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:12:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


saw the bit your referring too...if you try to cut the whole maingun out this will be a major thing to do...could very well ruin the whole tank...only good it is you doing it and not me^^


i sometimea cant cut worth a damn in a straight line^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:38:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


Well, I will definitely WiP that thing and show what I do to make the modifications.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:43:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


by the way what did you pay for that model? and what scale is it 1:35 or rather 1:48?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:46:55


Post by: shasolenzabi


With shipping, it is going to be 54USD, and is 1:48scale, closer to the right size for WH40K than 1:35th scale! AND more true scale than the monster guns of the Leman Russ, an old article says the Battle cannon is 120mm,,,,but a 1:35th scale 120 looks so scrawny compared to the battle cannon, makes me think more like a 205!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/14 23:50:54


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cant tell it often enough...the hobby needs more true scale vehicles than truescale marines in my opinion...the sight of too small kits makes me shiver in disgust sometimes... the whole stormraven issue or seeing apredator the sice of six standard bases cobbled together... really whats the point in cost reduction to the loss of good looking and optical working tank designs...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 00:06:10


Post by: shasolenzabi


That is the funny thing, the tanks are all smaller than they should be, but their guns are ridiculously over-sized! the game is essentially 1:56 scale, but they make 1:35 scale weapons look so small, when it should not be that way.

If so, the Landraider would be 8' by 11'!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 00:17:47


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well one day you will see certainly my attempt at a tank design...^^ so you will see it then and dont forget your ruler^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 00:23:13


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! gotta make sure the guns are right!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 10:10:00


Post by: neil101


Found a pic of the tank i talking about.. btw what was your new tank from , i expect some japanese manga or anime if its that cool and 1982
this pic is by the renouned Les edwards (website) http://www.lesedwards.com/showpic.php?id=4&pid=451 who did a fair bit for gw back in the day and this pic was in his artbook blood and iron published by gw. notes from his website wher the actual pic is for sale for £600 i would buy if i had the cash. i really respect this britsih sci fi artist , his style is so 1970's and early 80's
Dread Hulk

Copyright © Les Edwards 1980, All Rights Reserved.

Size: 26.5 x 17 inches

Medium: oils on board

Les's Notes:

This was painted for inclusion in a book entitled Tour of the Universe written by Malcolm Edwards and Robert Holdstock. It was published by Pierrot.


Availability: for sale

Sale Price: £600 / €750 / $1080 - [click to enquire about shipping costs]

Rights available: Yes

Prints for sale: Yes





Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 11:28:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmm i would buy it out of shear machismo for the young damsel in the front...gotta love those 70ies kind of ladies back in the days...they had that special hairdo look and a look of somewhat naughty innocence you don´t get anymore these days...

concerning tha tank...reminds me somehow of the deathstar...only that it isn´t floating in space but hoovering(?) above ground level...

really cool look...man neil where do you always get those pics and the knowledge of these...? i feel like i have lived my entire life on the far side of the moon...without telly and stuff...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 19:29:50


Post by: shasolenzabi


Neil: The show was called "Crusher Joe" in the states.
Nice Ogre or Bolo.

Vik: Yeah, not like today with that youthful "experience" and "know it all" attitude nowadays.

Ah, if the art works are scanned it can be found. Nice catch by Neil there.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/15 23:31:57


Post by: chromedog


Viktor von Domm wrote:
if i recall correctly the oldcrow models are nearly one part isn´t it?


the larger ones are two part hull (upper/lower).

The smaller ones (4-6 wheel) tend to be single part hulls.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 00:37:34


Post by: shasolenzabi


chromedog wrote:
Viktor von Domm wrote:
if i recall correctly the oldcrow models are nearly one part isn´t it?


the larger ones are two part hull (upper/lower).

The smaller ones (4-6 wheel) tend to be single part hulls.


Interesting to hear that! easier to build then.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 03:30:17


Post by: chromedog


My Claymores are 2 part (upper/lower hulls + wheels and accessories).
The Gecko is one part hull+wheels and accessories.
The lancer is also two part hull.
Can't recall whether the Sabre was - I did too good a job of putting it together. I think it was two part hull.

Can't say for the rest, but an email to Jez would answer many questions.
(address is on his site.)


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 04:11:58


Post by: shasolenzabi


No worries, the Lancer and sabre about the same size, then I think two parts. Parts were deburred and no flash right?

Jez said about the 21st I should see them.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 05:07:57


Post by: chromedog


Yeah. Jez cleans up the castings himself before shipping.

No need to worry about removal of vents and gates, deburring or usual small crapola that FW don't seem to give a stuff about and have plastered all over their casts.

Surface was pre-keyed for painting, too.
The resin drills easily, and very cleanly (for magnetising).
(I have a vacuum attachment for my drill).


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 05:49:40


Post by: shasolenzabi


Cool deal!

Yeah, you'd think for the money they charge that they would at least do something for the customers, but no, all work on you, and the stuff still needs priming after you put it together.

Nice. Not sure, I may use magnets so I can play weapon swaps. I have the Sabre/Lancer/Claymore and Dragoon on the way.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 13:01:31


Post by: sonofruss


neil101 wrote:Found a pic of the tank i talking about.. btw what was your new tank from , i expect some japanese manga or anime if its that cool and 1982
this pic is by the renouned Les edwards (website) http://www.lesedwards.com/showpic.php?id=4&pid=451 who did a fair bit for gw back in the day and this pic was in his artbook blood and iron published by gw. notes from his website wher the actual pic is for sale for £600 i would buy if i had the cash. i really respect this britsih sci fi artist , his style is so 1970's and early 80's
Dread Hulk

Copyright © Les Edwards 1980, All Rights Reserved.

Size: 26.5 x 17 inches

Medium: oils on board

Les's Notes:

This was painted for inclusion in a book entitled Tour of the Universe written by Malcolm Edwards and Robert Holdstock. It was published by Pierrot.


Availability: for sale

Sale Price: £600 / €750 / $1080 - [click to enquire about shipping costs]

Rights available: Yes

Prints for sale: Yes






This is what my mind pictured bun bun looking like but with bun bun painted on it


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 13:45:17


Post by: Mad4Minis


Still no Sabre yet. :(

Think I may grab a Baneblade and redo the weapons to be closer to 28mm true scale. Either that or 1;72 scale, since Im considering doing some 1:72 armor.

On a semi related front...I have a 1:72 scale Macross Officers Battle Pod, aka Battletech Marauder, on the way from Japan. Since the Macross version is bigger than the Battletech mech 1:72 allows it to fall perfectly in size with my 28mm Altas and Madcat.



Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/16 22:25:54


Post by: shasolenzabi


Ah, Bun-bun!

Glaug pod eh? nice. Yeah, Jez said the order I placed should take about 21 days to arrive, they must be swamped with orders!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/17 00:37:28


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Ah, Bun-bun!

Glaug pod eh? nice. Yeah, Jez said the order I placed should take about 21 days to arrive, they must be swamped with orders!


When did you talk to him?...21 days is their standard time...theres a warning on the website that orders are taking longer than standard times. If you ordered recently and got told 21 days then Ill need to contact them...Im at 4 weeks and counting.





Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/17 09:53:07


Post by: shasolenzabi


I got this reply from Jez on the 11th,
Thank you for your order, which is now being processed. I aim to despatch all goods as quickly as possible, but please allow 21 days before you become concerned, especially for overseas orders.



Regards

Jez

Old Crow


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/17 22:44:16


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:I got this reply from Jez on the 11th,
Thank you for your order, which is now being processed. I aim to despatch all goods as quickly as possible, but please allow 21 days before you become concerned, especially for overseas orders.



Regards

Jez

Old Crow


Thats the same I got, I think its automated/form. Either way Ill contact them and ask about my order, just inc ase.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/17 23:53:07


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay, I will have to wait until the 4th of March at least.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/18 02:11:41


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Okay, I will have to wait until the 4th of March at least.


Id say. My order was Jan 17th and still waiting.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/18 09:16:40


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis wrote:
Id say. My order was Jan 17th and still waiting.


And it has been 30days?> drop him a reminder!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/18 13:28:01


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:
Mad4Minis wrote:
Id say. My order was Jan 17th and still waiting.


And it has been 30days?> drop him a reminder!


I did last night. No reply yet, may still be too early. Website warns he overloaded and dispatch times are lagging, so Im not too worried.

EDIT/UPDATE: Got a reply, shipping early next week, should have it by the weekend.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/19 01:27:50


Post by: shasolenzabi


Quite likely with it being just a two man operation. That makes me wonder more about the crew they have at FW and why they at least don't clean the parts up, especially at the prices they charge!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/19 13:11:42


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Quite likely with it being just a two man operation. That makes me wonder more about the crew they have at FW and why they at least don't clean the parts up, especially at the prices they charge!


At times FWs quality is almost inexcusable. For the price they charge the items should be perfect. GW/FW has pretty much lost my interest for the time being. It may take a longer wait, but Im really liking what Im finding with smaller places like Old Crow.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/19 23:32:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:Quite likely with it being just a two man operation. That makes me wonder more about the crew they have at FW and why they at least don't clean the parts up, especially at the prices they charge!


At times FWs quality is almost inexcusable. For the price they charge the items should be perfect. GW/FW has pretty much lost my interest for the time being. It may take a longer wait, but Im really liking what Im finding with smaller places like Old Crow.


Indeed! I mean the FW stuff is supposed to be their "official" Apoc makers and odd stuff, but if you can play with folks who aren't anal-retentive about the models you use, and likely not going to a GT, then why not make your stuff from other sources.

The mail missed me today, the last item I ordered arrived before anything I ordered before it, Tuesday, I shall have the MBT-90D "Mazurka" kit for me to start modifying!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/19 23:34:23


Post by: supagigashoota


shasolenzabi wrote:So, I seemed to have used a search engine in my pursuit of the oddball tanks out there to build for my collection for either 40k or just because I am a tread head. I am starting this thread to discuss these wild designs, or really cool tanks that are out there, and the search engine helped me accidentally raise a dead thread, and that is why the fresh discussion here. The thread I found regarded the discussion about the similarity between the Bauhaus Grizzly from the old Target Games Warzone game, and the Miyazaki art work turned model tank the Akuyaku 1Go with the pigs for crew. I did recently get and am building the MS-Igloo 2 Gravity Front E.F.G.F. M61A5 kit and that was sweet building! Working on painting it in my armies' livery, a real monster in size, it was only useable in games of Apocalypse scale battles. Also, so cool looking a tank that I just had to collect it!

The same goes for the Akuyaku, it is a huge kit for 1:72 scale, at 23.5cm according to Hobby Links Japan. http://www.hlj.com/product/TACTG-2 And will be a sweet deal with a few metal parts(Screws and a spring). The M61A5 had photo-etched parts and cost me about the same as a Forgeworld made kit! The price of the Akuyaku is cheaper by far, and looks to be a great kit to work with according to pics of the parts I have seen.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10049975n/40/1

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10049975n2/40/2

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10049975n3/40/3

The treads look like they attach the big blades onto the flex-track and at the twice the size of the a Leman Russ tank is a big monster at 1:72 scale and would be huge at 1:48 scale. I have seen how huge the Grizzly from Warzone was, and well, if there were any, likely today would be more expensive. The details on the kits look awesome, and the pigs alone are are well worth it for the fun factor! I would like to get more input from others as to the kit and how others see it as a collectible item for their tank collections!

http://www.1999.co.jp/itbig04/10049975t3.jpg


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So, any one out there know of any other odd tank designs I could find out there? I am always looking for such kits.

convert it in to ig of ork!!??!!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/20 09:41:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


Oh, look a few pages back and look at the way I Made it IG Superheavy support tank. All set for the "Big Push"


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 07:21:33


Post by: shasolenzabi


Well, it appears I have two tanks showing up this week! One for my real world collection; T-62 BM2 "Bulat" and the MBT-90D "Mazurka" for my 40K collection!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 08:40:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well it´s bin ages since we last saw some pics of some heavy armor here...^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 08:50:05


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yeah, true. I have no likely use for the T-64 other than I liked the upgraded Ukrainean machine, The Mazurka will be a definite 40k machine, especially after I re-design it to my taste!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 08:54:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well you know i will look forward to this^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 08:59:16


Post by: shasolenzabi


Oh yeah, that tank is going under my knives! you have seen what I can do with the tanks there, The T-290 and T-350 a few pages back were my earlier "surgeries"

For the "Mazurka" it will just be a little simple "re-arranging" of the guns.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:07:18


Post by: Viktor von Domm


for recapturing which of the new ones you´ve meant i googled again and when finding i imediatly remebered what we talked about barrels that might stuck in the ground and all^^...surgery will be the least to to...forgery more like it^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:10:40


Post by: shasolenzabi


Reforged into a more suitable metal monster to strike the Emperor's vengeance in to the Arch Enemy!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:16:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Reforged into a more suitable metal monster to strike the Emperor's vengeance in to the Arch Enemy


pics or it din´t happen...oops comitted heresy it seems...^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:22:38


Post by: shasolenzabi


Oh there will be pics from start to finish.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:25:02


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:27:35


Post by: shasolenzabi


It is in the one scale closer to WH40k, 1/48th, although Catachans have 1/35 scale hands! (Yes i did check it last night comparing hands from T-61A5 crew, same sized hands, yet the 7.62mm MG looked like a toy compared to las rifle!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:31:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


thats why scratchbuiling something for 40k seems so right...i will probably do some gatling guns out of quetips (earsticks) and they are just the right barrel for shotguns too...so lots of oportunities for something selfmade as the scale allows that quite good with household items...

speaking of household...washingmachine i am afraid has rung again...*waves*


vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 09:36:36


Post by: shasolenzabi


Smooth bic pens for Vanquisher barrels!

Ah, that infamous Washing Machine!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 10:52:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i am on top of that beast^^...chores are mostly done ^^ i am a quick one^^...

oh yeah collected felttiped pens for a while now... these will provide the main turrets guns for lots of things to come...fleshed out with a bit of paper and cardboard for some detail and some of the needed things are good to go...speaking of...one has to just go for the thing...i for one am mostly talk these days...i just have to spring into action...bugger of a motivation sometimes...and to top it, i have a still open hulking airship still on the docks...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:03:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


So much to get yourself ready for "war" mate! meanwhile look at the weapon swap plan I have concocted.

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Good thing I have plenty of putty!


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Looks like a Vanquisher or specialized battle cannon to me.


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And yes, Missile launchers as well! this will be a beast!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:12:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


will you use the main gun at all? i would suggest replacing it with a more 40k version of a barrel...this one here is a bit coneshaped, isn´t it? looks maybe tech but for me lacks the spirit of 40k...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:16:44


Post by: shasolenzabi


I have no other barrels at he moment, and I do like using such weapon as you saw in the T-61A5 super-heavy tank slayer
If it needs anything else, I can sculpt it a gas retriever mid barrel, and even a muzzle break, I have to see just how big everything is first to assess what this thing can do.,


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I am also considering what to do for that massive vent on the left flank!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:25:22


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmm...that vent is somewhat of an achilles heel...a good placed missle could make the crew rather sad the woke up early...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:30:54


Post by: shasolenzabi


I will make an armored shroud that will resemble the armored muffler of a T-72/T-90 MBT from Russia for it!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:34:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


sounds feasible...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:37:53


Post by: shasolenzabi


I have a mass of plastic-card stock, putty and spare bits for details, I think I can do this!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:53:11


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well consider me glued to the desk... with the ocasional walk for thr privey^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:56:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay Vik, will do, and G'nite is 3:55am


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 11:58:15


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ouch... have a refreshing sleep mate^^

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 21:54:02


Post by: shasolenzabi


I feel much better now! And I have more ideas as to how to how to make that Mazurka look less a target


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 22:33:31


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well the mislelauncher is a good start^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/21 22:40:14


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! I am still wondering if that ought not to be just a shell stowage now that I am moving the main gun to the turret, but after seeing how the Russian MBT's have it stowed under them and auto-loaded.........


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/22 11:40:03


Post by: neil101


Looks like you are replacing the main barrel with a smaller one and adding a larger barrel higher up the tank, i may have misread your designs, but if thats right, that is more of a taditional tank design. the shroud idea would protect the vents nicely , are you going to add plenty of battle dammage ? or is it a fresh from the factory one?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/22 11:52:34


Post by: shasolenzabi


Still deciding on fresh from the factory or scarred. A more traditional tank design would cease the possibility of the main gun stabbing a berm and being trapped. The one odd off will be the main gun will sit to the side not the center of the turret.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 01:28:13


Post by: shasolenzabi


It arrived today! box cover:
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Parts in a bag.
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other parts
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the difference between 1/48 to 28mm scale. about a head taller.
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Just a tad bit longer than a Leman Russ Chassis
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The sponsons give the Leman Rus a little more width than the MBT-90D
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The main gun is a little wider than the Lascannon, and in my mind more the size the battl4e cannon ought to be, but due to the lengthg of this gun,. looks like this baby will be a Vanquisher class sniper!
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The turret is also bigger, and the turret I used for the "exterminator" is from a 1/35th scale medium tank!
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:05:17


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cool pics and that way your way ahead of the gae when all hell wants to see some scale comparrison shots^^

i envy you for to have such a kit laying before you...all virgin and needing your gentle touch^^... got a sympathic tingling sensation just now in my fingers...^^

have fun with that one^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:06:46


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks, I will do my best, if the three barrel gun is too puny, I happen to have spare Heavy Bolters for the bow gun!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:17:35


Post by: Viktor von Domm


this will be lots of fun... when will you start?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:19:20


Post by: shasolenzabi


I will start the lower chassis and wheels tonight, and the hard stuff later at the shop as I chat with my friends!

I like to make models sometimes to help me burn off energy before sleep.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:21:31


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i see how this could work...for my wife when she does her knitting it somehow works quite the different route tho... she doesn´t get sleepy she gets rather non sleepy through hobbytime...different people all around^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:23:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! Yeah, but i will usually quit before it get's too crazy! I have a Ukraine tank expected in soon this week as well. T-64BM2"Bulat"


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7-fL-AEWkk&feature=related


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:26:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


this ?


or this?



looks both quite cool...^^

will take a short leave of absence now as you know the drill with the ring of the washing machine^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:28:17


Post by: shasolenzabi


The bottom one, the exact kit and company


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:29:32


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol google is everyones friend it seems^^ was just a quick pichunt and i choose the most apealing two on the first page^^
lol


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 09:32:09


Post by: shasolenzabi


Viktor von Domm wrote:lol google is everyones friend it seems^^ was just a quick pichunt and i choose the most apealing two on the first page^^
lol


LOL! yeah, popular kit I think


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 21:48:50


Post by: shasolenzabi


I got a lot done, more than I expected, still so much more to go on it! Still painting to do after the "surgery" is done.

This thing has insides!
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With the top on you can still see some of it.
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Next a Leman Russ, you can see how low slung this beast is. And that pesky big vent on the side!
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Finally, if the Leman didn't have the sponsons, it would be the "thinner" vehicle. With the turret on, this new addition will only come to the top of the Leman Russ' track system at best..
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 22:09:33


Post by: Viktor von Domm


only down poit here are the wobbly looking treads... thr prospect of making a crew and doing the interior is quite nice and will be much fun to follow...

i am currently reading a thread about how ugly the LR is... well i am kind of split in half about it... i would really see a 1.5 version kind of blow up of the LR but i guess this has to be then my job^^...

the last pic with the barrel of the LR on the rear of the T-64 looks a bit weird...i know i have sometimes a mind straight from th gutter, but there is an association there thats not familyfriendly...^^

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 22:22:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


yeah, the vinyl treads were not packed in a straight and unwobbly fashion, but the model has the upper hull and side skirts to hide that mess.

Ah, I need to look at that thread myself, Link please?

Yea, but limit space, and I was not thinking of that. T-64 has yet to arrive, This is the MBT-90D"mazurka"


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 22:26:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/348914.page#2481920

also see Ailaros conversion from chimera chassis to LR... really something to consider...

facepalm... confused by to many tank types^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/23 23:01:23


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks for the link Vik

I have seen that, lower hull design makes an interesting tank.

No worries Vik, I just have a head for tread! ^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 01:01:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cheers mate, will now go to bed...see ya ´morrow

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 01:32:09


Post by: Mad4Minis


Interesting tank, very low and flat, good for round deflection.

That T-64 looks more like a T-80/90. Its definitely a far cry from the T-62.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 08:42:38


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis wrote:Interesting tank, very low and flat, good for round deflection.

That T-64 looks more like a T-80/90. Its definitely a far cry from the T-62.


Yeah, the T-64 started pretty plain, and I linked to Youtube for a nice video, but the Kharkiv Military Desin Bureau(KMDB) made these Up-grade and Modernization packages and the "Bulat" is the T-64-BM-2 designation. Kit has it all! Plastic in green coloration, soft tracks, resin ERA glacis layer, and the resin turret protection, Plastic parts for the flaps on that turret. AND photo-etched parts for a model that cost with shipping 40.77USD. Also, the surfaces are nicely detailed with textures as well as other good details.

As for the "Mazurka Anime based tank, surgery is as follows:

Taking the main gun mantlet off
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Heavy Bolter transplanted.
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Closer shot, you can see the sentinel pilot with tanker head in the gun seat.
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That vent was really too big not to attracted grenades and rockets from enemy troops, do here it is altered for the tank's protection.
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The Turret, I have the main cannon and mantlet assembled and fixed tot he turret. (I wish I had the parts to make it elevate.)
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Keeping in mind the plan I had formulated I moved to the next phase. Shrouding! Okay, not the best sculpt work ever, but I am learning each time I do it.
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One can also see the side skirts that came with the kit. Helps hide the wobbly tracks. Also, as it is not glued yet, It will allow me to prime inside an out, also allowing painting details. I will add a driver to show off for this interesting piece. This will be a Leman Russ Equivalent so I can use it in friendly games.



Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 11:42:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


nice idea with that sentinel pilot body... i hope you can assemble and paint the tank and pilot side by side...

the sculpting looks very good, i imagine some canvas protection for this section of the barrel... if i am not mistaken i have seen this dne before in real life tanks...this will be a nice diversion from your otherwise cleaner tanks...
the bolter will be good looking at this position, a better pic would be really nice too^^ as it is a bit stirred^^

what other 40k sideweapons will you be mounting on that tank? a small autocannon or something more mg looking on the lid of the turret?

also maybe since you have now a very low slung tank here there could be the oportunity to make it somewhat camo with netting even more... so this was then something like a stealth hunter of tanks...

really cool work! you cant possible fathom how much i envy you^^

cheers, vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 11:55:55


Post by: shasolenzabi


Well,m I will have another to place in the drivers' seat, although, the legs will likely have to be shortened, or I sit it back some.

Sorry about the shakiness, it happens. Thanks, it is supposed to be a canvas cover, and the paint will show it as such.

Well, the rear of the turret has places for Hunter Killer Missiles, if not regular missile launchers. I might add a pintle and Storm bolter for the commander.

I will likely have to make a rolled up and stowed net from putty.

Hey, who made an awesome dirigible from scratch?

Cheers back!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 12:20:57


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well^^ *blushes* its far from done^^

the rolled up stowed net sound spot on! do you know of flynetting for windows? (not that damned prog^^) you could use this quite good for that...
besides there could even be some sandbags on that really hughe bulk of tank...i am atm totally into the look of sandbags^^...

by the way, shakiness, do you have by chance a timer on your cam? this could help you to get some of the blurry away... read that in the macro photography thread here... i have done thsi on some occaisions when i was a bit over the edge and it really helped a lot... well actually a nice tripod would grace my pics too^^

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 13:15:38


Post by: Mad4Minis


Looking interesting so far


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 18:30:35


Post by: neil101


Wow your doing a great job Shazo! thanks for all the nice scale pics as well , it seams its perfect . look forward to watching it grow. Did you say your going to make that russian tank as well ? if so wicked , will be watching that also.
not stirckly a tank , but i have always had a fancy to create some antarctic vehicles , for a winter ig regiment.
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_i_AovfzNXgQ/SUXpxWCrR9I/AAAAAAAAlPI/C16UwZImRT4/s400/CREVSS.jpg


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/24 20:46:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


heck it got tracks it is a tank for me^^ after all i recall in some movies they used even caterpillars as tank substitutes^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/25 00:50:41


Post by: shasolenzabi


Vik: Likely, if I can find some, I may even use Gauze bandaging for the netting, just have to paint it and then roll it up, using putty straps. Putty sandbags, and I have some left over kit bags somewhere about to hang on the tank, but I also must save some for the Old Crow Tanks when they arrive to give them more "texture"

Mad4Minis: Thank you kind sir!


Neil101: Thanks. I basically came out with the plans and then kept to them, "I love it when a plan comes together!"

That T-64 has a lot of parts! including resin protection layers for the glacis plate and turret, the "flaps on the turret are photoetched parts so that will be interesting as I use plastic cement for the majority of the tank and superglue for the resin and metal parts. That will have to be loving gone over slower and more carefully.


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Oh yeah, that is an amazing vehicle, it handles crevasses somewhat and is tracked, nice transport possibilities.


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The completed tank coming at the camera!
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/25 12:16:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


*yieks* *jumps away...

looking menacing, but your teasing again... one pic form that angle is all your giving the roaring masses? tstststs...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/25 23:25:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay, okay, here are more of the physically finished tank!
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This shows the side and the armored duct.

The front from slightly above
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Now the right side, you can see a commander added tot he tank
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Rear view of the tank
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 00:09:28


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i still think the sculpting of the canvas cover for the amingun looks the best here...thebolter got a same treatment but to comment on that i think we need a closer look...

the commander looks cool, boltpistol and all...

there are some really good looking deatils on the tank... i am not too sure about the armored vent on the right side..(front view) it looks a bit to outreaching...but all could be looking differently when painted to thsi should be taken rather not too earnest...though the putty work there needs a bit of trimming^^

the treads now look also way better in their case^^ this looks working and ...did i say i love that you repositioned the maingun? now this loks like a tank and not like a treaded nose^^

but i guess the tank needs some deatils still more... shovels, cables and the netting...by the way, yep gauze is the way to go!!!

and some backpacks too...to give that nice lived in feeling...


vik, really good looking and very promising!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 00:21:56


Post by: Stump


I like the low profile of that tank. Be cool to get a hold of it and ork it up.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 00:22:25


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! I did what I could with the Heavy Bolter, that shroud has issues! But well, it may look better painted up.

Thanks! I did the best to pose him there.

Well, when you consider what it is protecting, I mean I might slim it down. But the putty will get the file work done to it.

Exactly, amazing what the upper hull and side skirts can do for you! I knew that original Main gun arrangement would never work outside of paved areas, thanks for the like of it being where it should be.

Agreed, I like details on tanks myself.

Now wait till I paint her up once the details are set in place!

Left side, whole tank seen, and slight upper deck angle
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Head on again, but on guard, looking for hostiles!
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Now from that upper angle again
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Pretty soon, I will need to make one big carrier for all my tanks!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 00:29:08


Post by: Viktor von Domm





now withnthis better view on the boltersetup i have to ask you to trim down the piece of plasiccard to fit the surounding area... there is an edge there from the mainparts and your plasticcard is lower and all in all wider than eeded... i know probably there is a missing underground to it as you made the card cover something up from the cutting work... best bet is that you should extend the putty canvas there all around the bolter and just get rid of the card...how does that sound?


by the way, your tank looks mighty badass when the turret turns...this makes the enemy instantly *gulp*

^^vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 01:06:06


Post by: shasolenzabi


I will try removing the plate and extending the shroud to that area then and see what it looks like. ^^

Yeah, the threat of that cannon firing is a nice touch!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 01:22:32


Post by: Viktor von Domm


cool, up until joining this board no one was so open to my suggestions^^

the tanks fully well operates on the rule of cool^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 01:35:51


Post by: shasolenzabi


I was looking at it, and the piece was not my best cutting work, and looks "off". Also, you have good ideas Meine Freund

Always, I seek ouyt cool and yet functionality at the same time.


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Hopefully after a few minor tweaks, I can begin painting it and show that off with the packs and nets.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 13:08:08


Post by: Viktor von Domm


*smiles* will be having a major impact on me when even primed^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 20:33:29


Post by: Daedricbob


Any chance of a pic of all the converted tanks you have done in one photo? Would be cool to see them all in one place.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/26 22:45:17


Post by: shasolenzabi


Stump: Ork's will bash up anything!

Vik: In nothing but black primer, then it would look like something from say, G.I. Joe?

Daedricbob: That will be be one helluva pic as the T-61A5+T-350+T-290+Char1"malcador"+The "GRizzly Russ" and the T-90D will all take up some table space!


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The priming is not fully done, but will be soon, and then the real paint and outfitting will begin!
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A little closer
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Though not shown, the plate was removed from the fron, and putty shrouding added in it's place!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/27 23:07:11


Post by: shasolenzabi


Don't miss the latest on the re-done tank!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/27 23:10:48


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^^ i see^^

by the way, why do you use black primer? i think it is rather hard to fight against the black underground with millions of layers... white is so much easier, grey even too...

but one things for sure... black is menacing... even only primed^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 03:37:33


Post by: shasolenzabi


Black helps a lot with seams and such when they are filled with it. It also helps keep that Shadow Gray from being too bright.

Yeah, in all black I keep thinking "COBRAAAAAAAAA!"


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:14:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


*smiles*

so did it get some more paint on it or do you betray now the imperium of man for the necrons?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:19:14


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! The netting I need to get then the packs from my bitz and then painting away! Necrons will be waiting in their tombs for the new codex.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:21:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol...give that to the 40k quotes that never happend^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:26:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


It looks like my IG will be facing new style Necrons come later this year if the rumors are correct! Poor infantry! Okay for the tanks, not like 3rd ed where they could make them explode!

I will be picking up Gauze and adding the camo nets with hooks made from metal pins!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:32:26


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hopefully your tank then doesn´t develope an urge to draw blood from you...













































"BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD".....er... what was that?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:34:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! My Tau have done that already!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:40:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


don´t tell me you have tau too...now speak that out aloud three times^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:46:44


Post by: shasolenzabi


I have Tau, I have Tau, I have Tau! IG SM CSM and OKS too!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:53:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


but tau doesn´t rhyme well on too^^

to be honest i have nids and orks collecting stardust too... i am thinking of selling the lot of them as i never will be getting around painting them...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 10:57:35


Post by: shasolenzabi


Ah, I am working on painting all I have, so many vehicles and soldiers, all in fits and starts.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 14:01:46


Post by: Mad4Minis


Viktor von Domm wrote:but tau doesn´t rhyme well on too^^

to be honest i have nids and orks collecting stardust too... i am thinking of selling the lot of them as i never will be getting around painting them...


Ive been thinking of offloading all but a select few of my GW minis. I just dont picture using them anytime in the near future. Ill probably box them and put em in a closet just in case. Ill keep the better done ones out for display. My attention lately has been on modeling and less involved games. Im looking forward to Mantics new board game coming out for example.


On a tank related note...still no Sabre. Was told it would ship early last week and I d have it by the weekend. At about 40 days and counting now.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/02/28 20:09:51


Post by: Viktor von Domm


if i had already painted them i probably couldn´t think about parting with them...but they look mostly ugly or bascoated... so no real attachment there...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 00:18:20


Post by: shasolenzabi


Well, I am a tread head and not likely to ever part with the big beasties!

Mad4, I wonder how long the post system is going to take, if it shipped out, you should have gotten a letter number code to put into the USPS mail tracker. If shipped by boat, it could take time, less if they ship by airmail.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 13:25:13


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Well, I am a tread head and not likely to ever part with the big beasties!

Mad4, I wonder how long the post system is going to take, if it shipped out, you should have gotten a letter number code to put into the USPS mail tracker. If shipped by boat, it could take time, less if they ship by airmail.


I dont know how it was shipped, if it has been yet. Ill give it until the end of the week and email him again. He said it was going out early last week, and Id have it by the weekend, so id assume by air w about 5 days travel time. However, he is backlogged and it may have been delayed again.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 20:08:30


Post by: shasolenzabi


Hmmm, when you do, ask for a postal tracking code if the Brits use one.

Meanwhile, I got a couple of back-packs to add to the tank, now for the Gauze(cammo-netting).


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 20:19:45


Post by: Viktor von Domm


pics?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 20:48:16


Post by: shasolenzabi


I promise more up-to-date pics tomorrow Vik!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/01 22:06:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:07:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


I need to bring that camera with me, and get the gauze.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:11:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yes! as i think i have to work with that stuff in the future too and want to see how you did^^ to copy here and there^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:15:09


Post by: shasolenzabi


Plenty of ink washing to absorb some color, before rolling! I have nice devlan mud and Thrakka green!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:22:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


you soak it before in that expensive stuff? holy...to be honest i woudl have used tea or coffey


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:24:26


Post by: shasolenzabi


But the Thrakka green is not a color to be found in tea or coffee.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:34:38


Post by: Viktor von Domm


thank the heavens!...but you could cook some grass with the gauze...for best results i would then recommend giving a bit of salt to the cooking mix to fixture the painting substances...to the gauze...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:40:59


Post by: shasolenzabi


But hat is what the paint is for, the wash is just to help prime the gauze, then paint, thinned with water, to fix more colors into the gauze, then rolled up, lashed with putty straps, and hooked to the tank!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 09:48:53


Post by: Viktor von Domm


with paint i think i am a bit of a scrooge...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 10:07:50


Post by: shasolenzabi


That is why putting some with water is the way to go as well, I will show you the effects, look how well the "surgery" worked on that beast!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 10:10:50


Post by: Viktor von Domm


you know me, i will be there!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 10:20:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Awesome! you should go look at my latest teaser in the fluff thread@


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 10:34:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


done^^... by the way my postman rang and brought me some stuff i insta posted on my steampunkthread^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/02 10:54:58


Post by: shasolenzabi


Cool! headed there now!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 07:23:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


Okay, as you know by now, I work pretty fast and have to take pics the day i work on the stuff or I lose any chance to record it. Here is how well the camo netting went, the pics are the start.
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I then went to prime and pain the tank itself.
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rear view
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Then I went to try and show the hooks that would help hold the netting.
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left hooks
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 09:52:42


Post by: Viktor von Domm


boy i had to rather strongly will for seeing those hooks at first...^^ i thought regarding those pics you wanted us to show your primer^^

then i saw them...nice idea and well pulled off...those hooks...

the camo netting looks promising...and i now understand why you did it with paint instead as the methods i sugested...

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 10:08:18


Post by: shasolenzabi


Sorry about that, I guess I was too close!

Camo pattern!
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Then the Green
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Head on
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 11:04:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well this looks like you make progress in a running pace...

looks really good.

your brushes look rather worn... as if you´ve borrowed mine^^

this will grace your collection really good.

cheers, vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 19:26:59


Post by: shasolenzabi


I really put those brushes through their paces!

Good shot of the hooks
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One of the netting on the left side.( I have to refine the "straps" it was late and the shop was closing up!)
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The right flank net!
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Both nets are visible here.
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At a different angle.
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Now, the cool thing is that due to the hooks, the netting can be removed for the tank to be painted and detailed/decaled.^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 20:17:01


Post by: Viktor von Domm


the flow of the netting is really goodlooking, the straps will after a bit of work on them look really convincing...i am a bit unsure about the texture of the netting...it is a big thick to my eye...maybe if you add some leaves like from tea or hebs for cooking you could add a look like:

by the way sinc your camo scheme is blue, gray, green and black, i think the netting should have all matching colours...also the green isn´t really a color match with the one on the tank... this will probably the hardest part as the eye sees the mismatch imidiatly...

hope i am not a partypooper here...

nevertheless i see a good base for a cool feature...

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 20:37:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


I was figuring the difference being for the trees it will hide in to snipe enemy tanks from. I like the teas leaf concept, I have some loos tea and may make some glued on for texture effects.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/03 21:16:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yep! this will look cool...and as with the green then you can get away with lots of different colors as the structure of the tea looses up the colors a treat...thats waht camo is for anyways^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/04 07:34:04


Post by: shasolenzabi


My sneaky sniping tanki!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 09:04:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


As Vik had suggested, I glued on some Tea grinds tot he camo nets, black and green teas respectively.

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And with more light.
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The next step will be to paint and wash these patches as well.

Turret ready
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Right side
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Left side
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 15:08:48


Post by: Viktor von Domm


now that is what i call ace looking camonetting....you hit the nail !
was it difficult to do?
cool, consider your try to be a future inspiration for my attempts!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 19:51:28


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks! I simply did find that the idea you gave me would work well enough.

just loaded glue and poured the contents of the different tea bags I opened onto the glued spots. Easy stuff!

No problem Vik!^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 20:51:31


Post by: Mad4Minis


Looking good.

I havent done anything in awhile now. Things have been a bit unsettled, birthdays, sick kids, pet problems, etc. Hopefully better in a few days, then I can get back to modeling.

The Glaug pod model is terrible, needs lots of fill work. Its partially assembled, Ill be saving that for some other time to finish, when I have more patience.

My Sabre shipped sometime last week, should have it any time now. Im really looking forward to it.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 23:38:22


Post by: Anvildude


What is it with people painting things that are already the right color and texture? I mean, I can understand when you have ONE part on a model that's made of metal, and it's supposed to look like metal, when you spray or basecoat it. But you've already painted the rest of your model, and the Tea Leaves are meant to represent folliage, yes? So why in the world would you need to take the green and grey leaves, and paint them green and grey?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 23:49:19


Post by: Viktor von Domm


to keep it in "scheme"... natural colored parts in tabletop look off, compared to the painted parts it is just not feeling right....
went that road about a million times and it alwyas sucked...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/10 23:52:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis: Good to hear, I am supposed to have mine shipping mid month this month.

Anvildude: When I was in the army, the "foliage" of the cammo nets were actually colored plastic cut for texture and pretty much painted the way they wanted. The tea-leaves are for texture, but I may also leave them as is as they do have a more "natural" look to them.


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Vik: Hey Vik, that may be why I was thinking of the painting, to make it look "manufactured" I'm kind of torn right now between the effects.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 00:21:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i´d go for the painted look, manufactured out of rubbery plastic...odd to the touch and gets dusty so fast.... i remember rolling camonetting on the forset floor... urgh.... like dusting the ground in the woods....camo is one hell of an ugly feature of military life... something i have quite vivide memories on^^

so better make it true to the last bit^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 00:27:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks vik! I will, and while I touch up the cotton parts with the right washes, I will have painted the "texture" with close to but slightly off colors for that extra bit of odd rubbery color of the old camo nets.

I remember how those things would become dusty and then cover us in that same dust!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 00:33:55


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmmm.... those were the yucky days^^


i cross fingers for this complicated task...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 11:53:09


Post by: shasolenzabi


Will work hard to make it a stunning tank! Including mud stains!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 11:55:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


have you seen the thread muddy times?
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/314300.page ...

he is a god with mud and his tut somewhere in this ongoing thread is super...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 22:58:46


Post by: shasolenzabi


Hmmm, I just tend to make the tanks look like they went through the watery, puddles, he has the same kid of approach all the way to thick, sticky mud . While my tanks look dirty, his look like they are still in the muck!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 22:59:41


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yup^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:05:15


Post by: shasolenzabi


And I also saw some nice accessories for my tanks at that Zinge site^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:06:04


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yup... wont be long... i guess next month and i will be able to order some nice stuff from them too...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:14:52


Post by: Mad4Minis


Viktor von Domm wrote:yup... wont be long... i guess next month and i will be able to order some nice stuff from them too...



Im gonna blow so much money next month its scary. Preorders for the Dreamforge Leviathans should be open, new Grey Knight terminators from GW will be out, plus some bits to convert them with. Ill have my Sabre any time now, so after vacation at the end of the month Ill need some bits to customize that.

It goes so fast...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:15:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yep sometimes i feel if i wage a war agianst my wallet...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:17:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


I need to win that Lottery! Then I can orde4r more for my tanks and stuff for all kinds of bitz!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/11 23:21:10


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol...my wife doesn´t want me to loose even more money to the lottery...

good night to you...see ya tomorrow...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 10:35:59


Post by: shasolenzabi


Here is hoping. I will not order from Japan at the moment as they have bigger things to worry about right now than sending model kits. Seriously bad news from there. :(


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 11:20:15


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well you could think otherwise... they will be needing lots of tradetraffic in the comming month so to get money... their economy need our help in all ways possible to rebuild their country...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 11:35:02


Post by: shasolenzabi


Once things settle down that is.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 12:13:37


Post by: Viktor von Domm


seeing all the wreckage and hurt this could take some time...the hurt even could take decades to heal...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 12:35:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Well, I had gotten models from Japan before the quake, so hopefully that is some help.

The MBT-90D
Akuyaku 1
T-61A5


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 12:36:11


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well i have a new thread opened and my other have received some severe updates...^^ sorry for the derail^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 23:25:39


Post by: shasolenzabi


Good to know, I have also been working on some things to help out, including a mini for "Father Orlov"


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/12 23:57:40


Post by: Viktor von Domm


coll, thats a very sought for mini^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 07:57:53


Post by: shasolenzabi


Time for tanks! My T-104 updated.
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With Mikhail, now you see his height!
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Above and you can see the fresh work done on it.
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Looking a little more "lived in"
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 11:01:11


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yep, now we see both their heights^^... the big mikhail and the lowrider tank^^

the pics did all for one do some serious justice to your acelooking camonetting...all thumbs up for these!

i think your cloth on the barrels needs lots of washes as it still looks a bit too falt to my eyes...

the camopattern looks as good as usual...which means really cool^^

one thing tho: the hatch of the tankcommander looks a bit as if he is about to get his back ached all over....

also the details gained through the backpacks on the turret looks realy nice!

vik


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 11:06:33


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yeah, most of the troopers will just come to the top of the track deck of the hull.

I have painted the cammo netting to get that "Manufactured" look to them btw.^^

That "Fabric cover" got one wash of devlan muyd to fill the crevices, and will get other dry brush colors to highlight it and bring out more depth to it.

Thanks^^


I will likely glue that hatch open so it stops slapping him on the spine!

Gives the tank a more "Homey" look and lived in quality.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 11:57:28


Post by: Mad4Minis


Looking good. Youve got me wanting to get some armor done...too bad Im still waiting on my Sabre.

Maybe Ill pick up something cheap just to have something to do.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 19:54:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yeah, no word yet on my Sabre/Claymore/Lancer/Dragoon order as yet either, Jez said it should be showing up mid March, and here I am on the 17th, no word yet as if it is already in the UK Post or what. I know he is busy with the orders they have a backlog of, but he may have to consider a getting a few more folks to help him out.

Yes, thanks, the tank is coming along sweetly, after the other paint touch ups, then the decals, and then a wash of dirtiness all over to make the tank look as if it really has seen battle field or at least some field use.


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Flashed, this shows details. Like the "Manufactured" look to the camo "texture"
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Poor commander, his hatch slaps him on the back!}
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To get an idea of this tank coming down an alley, I put it between two boxes, (Buildings) I need to pose it on a battle-table when done!
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With flash to change the mood
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 21:53:59


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Yeah, no word yet on my Sabre/Claymore/Lancer/Dragoon order as yet either, Jez said it should be showing up mid March, and here I am on the 17th, no word yet as if it is already in the UK Post or what. I know he is busy with the orders they have a backlog of, but he may have to consider a getting a few more folks to help him out.



Mine was supposedly shipped between 2/28 and 3/4. So friday will be 2 weeks or more since it supposedly left England. Ive ordered enough stuff from over there to know that I should have gotten it by now.

The $50+ that it cost would get me a box of GK terminators and some good conversion bits...and with the GKT release coming up my ability to resist filing a paypal claim is getting thin.

Original order was placed on 1/18, thats 2 months as of friday. It was supposedly shipped 2 weeks or more ago. Im all for giving small companies the benefit of the doubt, but this is getting a bit excessive.

rant over...back to the tanks...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 22:01:35


Post by: Viktor von Domm


and cool tanks at that^^

lol... his back is aching all over...

the clothcover for the barrels looks much better now, i still wonder why there is such a big streak of black on the one side...did i miss something there?

and i too want to see that hulk in a suitable surroundings....the seem a bit low on esteem even for a 40k hiveworld...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 22:14:25


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks!

Yep! Drop, OUCH!

Oh, that is like an experiment on side exhaust, but I think I will clean it up as the exhausts, are in the rear, making that more an intake manifold for the machine.

LOL! Big box buildings? Prefabricated?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 22:30:00


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yep... cradbord buildings for the emperors faithful...and in the groundlevel lives an old and retired commissar as a concierge and he boltpistols everyone who bickers around about the cheap insulation of the walls...


ah...so intacs then...hmmmi would second the need to at least tone it done...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 0006/10/17 22:47:42


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! Commisarial building manager!

Yeah, intakes would be cleaner.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 23:08:29


Post by: Mad4Minis


Heres an idea for one of your upcoming projects, or a mod to a current one...fording intakes/snorkels.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/17 23:21:11


Post by: shasolenzabi


Hmmm, I do have large enough tubes (about pen sized) that could act as schnorkels for a tank. I also could make box like ones for the Leman Russ like the way the Shermans had for river crossing in WWII


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 01:06:59


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Hmmm, I do have large enough tubes (about pen sized) that could act as schnorkels for a tank. I also could make box like ones for the Leman Russ like the way the Shermans had for river crossing in WWII


Those are the ones I was thinking of when I made that post.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 05:51:31


Post by: shasolenzabi


I think that i could make something that would fit over the main and secondary vents.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 12:11:10


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:I think that i could make something that would fit over the main and secondary vents.


It would be a unique touch too. Its something that only a real armor fan would even recognize.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 16:43:47


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:I think that i could make something that would fit over the main and secondary vents.


It would be a unique touch too. Its something that only a real armor fan would even recognize.



This is true, only true armor nuts would recognize fording kits!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 20:07:52


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well i am not the one to comment on snorkles...
so are there any news on tanks yet?^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 20:58:16


Post by: shasolenzabi


Not yet, have not heard anything from Jez if they are shipping or not, he simply had said mid march.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:05:13


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Not yet, have not heard anything from Jez if they are shipping or not, he simply had said mid march.


Im at 2 months from the date of order, and more than 2 weeks from the date it supposedly shipped. Dont know what to do at this point. I emailed him again yesterday, no reply yet. If he doesnt have a tracking number or something to give an idea of where the package is I may just have to file a paypal claim. Im all for giving a small company a good bit of leeway, but its just getting to be enough at this point.

Hope you have better luck than I have.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:07:23


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:Not yet, have not heard anything from Jez if they are shipping or not, he simply had said mid march.


Im at 2 months from the date of order, and more than 2 weeks from the date it supposedly shipped. Dont know what to do at this point. I emailed him again yesterday, no reply yet. If he doesnt have a tracking number or something to give an idea of where the package is I may just have to file a paypal claim. Im all for giving a small company a good bit of leeway, but its just getting to be enough at this point.

Hope you have better luck than I have.


I am really thinking he has gotten too popular for just a two man operation.

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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:12:01


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:
Mad4Minis wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:Not yet, have not heard anything from Jez if they are shipping or not, he simply had said mid march.


Im at 2 months from the date of order, and more than 2 weeks from the date it supposedly shipped. Dont know what to do at this point. I emailed him again yesterday, no reply yet. If he doesnt have a tracking number or something to give an idea of where the package is I may just have to file a paypal claim. Im all for giving a small company a good bit of leeway, but its just getting to be enough at this point.

Hope you have better luck than I have.


I am really thinking he has gotten too popular for just a two man operation.



Its not the casting/processing time that bothers me so much as the fact it supposedly shipped almost 3 weeks ago. Ive ordered enough from England to know it doesnt take 3 weeks to get to me. The package either wasnt sent when he said it was, or it was lost along the way. It needs to be determined which it was and remedy the situation.

At this point I dont care if i get the product or a refund, but something needs to happen fairly soon. At least hes dealing with me and not the wife, she would have been raging a month ago.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:14:20


Post by: shasolenzabi


Remind me not to make your wife mad.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:16:07


Post by: Viktor von Domm


my wife is also a fierce fighter when it gets to certain situations...never anger the lioness^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:17:11


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Remind me not to make your wife mad.


Shes less understanding about things like small companies and time to make the product.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/18 21:17:42


Post by: shasolenzabi


Indeed.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/19 09:18:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


Turn signals on a MBT, or Baby got back!!!
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The flash made the signal lights "glow" somewhat Can't wait to finish the rest of their colors.
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/19 12:57:15


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Baby got back!!!


LOL... reminds me of apples^^...

and looks good...

so the tank´s got a big wide behind and a hook...huh? can somebody say Ho....er?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/19 23:35:44


Post by: shasolenzabi


LOL! My remembering sir mix a lot comes to mind.^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/19 23:39:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 0034/03/21 04:37:15


Post by: shasolenzabi


Some lovely side shots of the new tank. Plenty of detail work
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Nice above view for the decals and other side
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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 08:44:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


really nice work there..the camo looks realy good...

one minor issue...under the right smokelauncher system there is still an unintended spot of black...best seen in second pic...
and will the bolter be black or does he see some paint soon?

the canvas on the barels came out superb!
oh and some other nitpicking stil:
i think for the tankdesign i think the commander is a bit palelooking... as a sniper i would aim directly at his chest and would be instantly rewarded... i think he is standing out to much...

hope i could be of help...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 08:50:37


Post by: shasolenzabi


Thanks^^

Yeah, good thing the pics caught it, now I can give it more paint! Bolter will get colors as well, and same with the other "lenses" on it.

Thanks, it just needed more layering.

His uniform will be getting urbanized camo patterning as well!^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 08:53:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


ah this makes me get relaxed now...feared this was the final shot^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 09:00:58


Post by: shasolenzabi


Viktor von Domm wrote:ah this makes me get relaxed now...feared this was the final shot^^


Oh no! Way not finished for me as yet!^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 09:03:26


Post by: Viktor von Domm


yep some things has to be done real slow...^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 09:19:08


Post by: shasolenzabi


Gotta give my armies big girls the right pampering, right?


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 10:35:26


Post by: Mad4Minis


I got an email back from Jez...seems packages going to the US are getting delayed, and have been for several months.

Seems those parcel bombs late last year have gotten the USPS a bit jumpy, and parcels coming from outside the US are seeing increased customs processing times. He said the worst hes seen so far is 2 months.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 10:38:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Ah, that is an interesting bit to know.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 16:52:55


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Ah, that is an interesting bit to know.


Yeah, sounds like our govt to stick things on a shelf somewhere for a few weeks, just in case they explode. Of course, being the govt things will also tend to get forgotten for a good amount of time as well.

"hey, this thing has been here since december...oh well send it along, better late than never".


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 20:43:07


Post by: Ixajin


It was mentioned a number of pages back that one could build a Dora railgun, well if you want more inspiration to do so go check out this thread: http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=5218&st=0 over at the WIP forum.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/21 21:51:00


Post by: shasolenzabi


Mad4Minis: Yes, so true, I hope the things don't get left somewhere to gather dust.

Ixajin: If I was wanting to do artillery I would have the thread made for it, while it is a nice piece of cannon, I had this thread started due to making the less usual tanks.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 07:36:30


Post by: shasolenzabi


Found this odd one, reminds me of a toy space vehicle I had in a spaceman set years and years ago


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 09:17:59


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well even the spheric tank wasn´t that odd...fully justified entry here^^
from that angle tho it looks a bit as if it was kitbashed with a stealth bomber and a tank...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 09:34:56


Post by: shasolenzabi


It was supposed to be very "amphibious, but the design makes me think of lack of balance as the treads and engine were 10tons and the spaceship part 15tons.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:16:34


Post by: Viktor von Domm


also it is not only top heavy but also the behind is much heavier looking... i bet taht the first shot will send it tumblimg head over tail...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:19:53


Post by: shasolenzabi


Especially with the turret pivotted to the side and on a hill!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:25:41


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol... selfowned...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:28:12


Post by: shasolenzabi


Yep! Now here is a real winner


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:36:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


gotta have it all in one tank^^...is this stil a landship or is it a rolling fortress?^^

boy would i be mad if someone would hit my treads...they must be a pain in the rear to fix...

and uneven terrain will be the hightime of any enemy... i imagine the enemy getting of their vehicles for a better view...so to see how this big lump of steel tries as hard as it could do to get uphill...or downhill for that matter...

so lol^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 10:42:12


Post by: shasolenzabi



Superheavy land ship!

Oh no doubt! likely a right pain, but the beast above would have a pretty big crew!

Oh, they would use it on low rolling country.


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Post by: Viktor von Domm


rofl....
that must be fake... what does it say on the flag?

which country should supposedly shamed its humble warriors by using such a thing? french probably... so if the german tanks came with flamers it was instant french fries...i know bad joke but it would be writtenanyway if not by me^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 12:05:38


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:Yep! Now here is a real winner


Thats awesome.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/23 22:55:13


Post by: shasolenzabi


Vik: Spanish armored vehicle of the 1930's

Mad4Minis: Yeah, it's way longer than what I did with the Leman Russ which looks like
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But mine is so much easier to transport than that beasty would be.


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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 09:15:39


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol.... to the treadchair^^

the supertank from you... is that a new pic of the already shown one? your commandtank , isn´t it?
nice effect with the zigzaged ladder in the middle...
and this one definatly don´t need more dakka^^


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 09:42:46


Post by: chromedog


shasolenzabi wrote:
I am really thinking he has gotten too popular for just a two man operation.


I'd have to agree here. With his stuff being "official" for the Hammer's slammers miniatures game, AND also being seen in the AA (Ambush Alley) Tomorrow's War miniatures game as well, the demand has probably increased somewhat out of scale.

I heard that it was (the delays in parcel mail) due to a department of Homeless Insecurity decree;
To whit; NO parcel mail is to be carried on passenger flights, but instead must go on dedicated CARGO flights (better if they blow up a FedEx jet than a United, less PR backlash) into the USA.
This would delay airmail packages as they would have to wait for a slot on a cargo flight/subcontract to a dedicated carrier (I know FedEx and UPS DO have space on their aircraft fleet - they share ONE airfleet between them, after all, and do use it for carrying extra mail cargo, etc).

Doesn't have any delivery effects for anyone outside of the USofA, but the manufacturing delays due to demand are worse (Not that I wish Jez ill. I like his work).
I just had to find an alternate way to get the 4 pieces I needed (fortunately another WAU member was selling what I was after.)


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 10:00:36


Post by: shasolenzabi


Viktor von Domm wrote:lol.... to the treadchair^^

the supertank from you... is that a new pic of the already shown one? your commandtank , isn´t it?
nice effect with the zigzaged ladder in the middle...
and this one definatly don´t need more dakka^^


LOL! That would work so well for outdoors!

I have shown it before, but I was wanting to compare it to the Russian one above for the Dakka power.


chromedog wrote:
shasolenzabi wrote:


I'd have to agree here. With his stuff being "official" for the Hammer's slammers miniatures game, AND also being seen in the AA (Ambush Alley) Tomorrow's War miniatures game as well, the demand has probably increased somewhat out of scale.

I heard that it was (the delays in parcel mail) due to a department of Homeless Insecurity decree;
To whit; NO parcel mail is to be carried on passenger flights, but instead must go on dedicated CARGO flights (better if they blow up a FedEx jet than a United, less PR backlash) into the USA.
This would delay airmail packages as they would have to wait for a slot on a cargo flight/subcontract to a dedicated carrier (I know FedEx and UPS DO have space on their aircraft fleet - they share ONE airfleet between them, after all, and do use it for carrying extra mail cargo, etc).

Doesn't have any delivery effects for anyone outside of the USofA, but the manufacturing delays due to demand are worse (Not that I wish Jez ill. I like his work).
I just had to find an alternate way to get the 4 pieces I needed (fortunately another WAU member was selling what I was after.)


That may well be, I suspect a combination punch, too many orders and the snailmail slowdown. Haven't heard back from him as yet..



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Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 10:23:25


Post by: Viktor von Domm


concerning how things are coming together and how certain countries are waging war agianst certain differently religious countries i think we will see this kind of tank more often in the news...


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 10:51:40


Post by: shasolenzabi


My hopes are for it to end, and that the era of such madness will end, may our wars become simply table top and computer simulations in the future. Maybe that is too much to ask for, but I have said it.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 11:35:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


makes you a better man as them as say it imediatly!


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 12:22:09


Post by: Mad4Minis


shasolenzabi wrote:

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ya know...I think they make model kits of famous churches, and the bottom is a M-1 Abrams...that thing could be done...


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shasolenzabi wrote:My hopes are for it to end, and that the era of such madness will end, may our wars become simply table top and computer simulations in the future. Maybe that is too much to ask for, but I have said it.


sadly i would say we are only seeing the beginning. The rich are getting richer, while the middle class and poor are falling even lower. Jobs continue to disappear in all the western nations. It has been shown in history once the ranks of the poor swell too far revolt tends to happen. People look to their governments to help, and when they fail they tend to get held responsible. I know we have been slowly stocking food, water, ammo, med supplies,etc. In general for us its not a bad idea since we live in hurricane territory, but the way the last several years have gone is just reinforcing the need. Just wish I could afford some solar panels for the house. if things went real bad and the grid went down long term it would be nice ti have the juice flowing, at least during the heat of the day.


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 12:37:17


Post by: Viktor von Domm


the worst thing is that that kind of shizophrenia is some i share too... i think your right... the sticky end to all these things will come...too bad sometimes that we cant stockpile here the same things as you can over your place...put if ush comes to shove there is always a means to an end...


and to a more lighter note... someone on here already made a eclesiarch tank... maybe i find it...

here is one... but another is ohere too...



an this:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/312952.page


Been Seeking out oddball tanks-More Klingons arrived @ 2011/03/24 20:20:37


Post by: Mad4Minis


Viktor von Domm wrote:the worst thing is that that kind of shizophrenia is some i share too... i think your right... the sticky end to all these things will come...too bad sometimes that we cant stockpile here the same things as you can over your place...put if ush comes to shove there is always a means to an end...


and to a more lighter note... someone on here already made a eclesiarch tank... maybe i find it...

here is one... but another is ohere too...



an this:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/312952.page



Yes, for all its faults the USA does have a few advantages. Not only can we own firearms, but my wife and I are in the process of getting our licenses to actually carry them.


That tank is eaxactly what I was picturing...well looks to be a WIP of it anyways.