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This is such a well-executed blog, really am enjoying it. Love your vehicles!

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 Lum wrote:
This is such a well-executed blog, really am enjoying it. Love your vehicles!

Thank you so much Lum!
A few tut's will follow in the new year.
Although I should honestly start with some infantry

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Although I should honestly start with some infantry

Looking forward to seeing those rifle sections all painted up and expanded upon.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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Although I should honestly start with some infantry

Looking forward to seeing those rifle sections all painted up and expanded upon.


Well then let me give you a little heads up on some of the first infantry.

Here the first unit "Special Ops Unit".
Actually they are a 12 man team but I am still missing some bases but as soon as they have arrived I will ass to the unit. The unit is black to suit the dropship.


From left to right, back to front: Rifleman, Medic, Sniper, Radioman, Spotter, Officer, Tactical Assault, Support fire,

Missing not on the picture: Sergeant, Explosives Specialist, Rifleman, Tactical Assault



Special Ops Unit BD- 239 "The Balck Dragons"







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After I had built a couple of the "Iron Dragon" main battle tanks I had kept thinking about building a super heavy tank.
First thing that came to mind was of course the "Shadowsword", luckily I could get my hands on a cheap one for 40 Pounds/ 60€ at the time. I then purchased a second canon and a few bitz I needed and converted the "Shadowsword".

Unfortunately I never made any pictures but it did look great with tow canons. The built model laid around for at least 2 years . As I then slowly started to purchase other vehicles for my project and started building the main battle tanks, at this point Leopard II A5's I noticed that the "Baneblade" although being a fan of the model looked to much like a toy next to all the other models. The large nuts and bolts and the cartoony size proportions irritated me.

It just did not fit to the rest of the army, even if the model was a nice one, just to much GW..... shame really.
But as I was continuously looking for 1/48 scale tanks I kept coming over 1/35 scale tanks and that is how the idea was born.

I just bought myself the cheapest Leopard II E 1/35 scale tank I could get 20€ and changed the canons and AA gatlings to fit the new model. I am very happy with the result and it fits in nicely with the rest of the tanks

A super heavy tank for around 60€..... not bad eh!




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Wow- just, wow.

Very excellent build. I'm especially impressed with how you integrated the main guns into the mantlet of the turret housing- it really looks as if the Leopard II model kit was specifically built to have those two guns included.

Love this blog!

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Another great model. I love the AA gatling mount, but surely it needs a bigger radar

Fantastic paint job amd dynamic basing as always. Thanks for.sharing.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Awesome super heavy tank. Didn't think a 35th model next to its 48th counterpart could fit so well. What is on the commander's cupola and is that an auto cannon on the loaders? If so that's pretty brutal. For a futuristic tank did you consider massive targeter like on this awesome South African centurion (Oliphant 1B).


I believe it just spins around and around targetting stuff while the gunner and commander (and drone and other assets) are doing so to maximise chances of giving the first shot or fast engagment of multiple targets. Which I guess is one reason to have two of such massive guns.

Another suggestion is a hard-wire infantry telephone on the rear of the vehicle for close infantry support (not a new idea ( Aussie tanks had these in ww2) but it works) And yet another (which is new and awesome) is to have a screen next to infantry phone, hard wired to a camera mounted above the vehicle's primary weapon. so they can direct tank fire from a gunner's view.


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The Elysian bits and the afterlife grenadier heads fit well together, The individual bases are awesome and fit each soldier well.
Those tank match so well. So gritty and grounded with their bases and weathering.
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If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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Meer_Cat wrote:Wow- just, wow.

Very excellent build. I'm especially impressed with how you integrated the main guns into the mantlet of the turret housing- it really looks as if the Leopard II model kit was specifically built to have those two guns included.

Love this blog!

Many thanks Meer_Cat!! Glad you like it, yes it took some work to get the guns to fit so well but the "arrow head" turret allowed for a lot possibility.

Flinty wrote:Another great model. I love the AA gatling mount, but surely it needs a bigger radar

Fantastic paint job amd dynamic basing as always. Thanks for.sharing.


Thanks Flinty,
well it is a fire-control radar so the size should be OK
The bases are great fun to make and give the models so much more life


OldMate wrote:Awesome super heavy tank. Didn't think a 35th model next to its 48th counterpart could fit so well. What is on the commander's cupola and is that an auto cannon on the loaders? If so that's pretty brutal. For a futuristic tank did you consider massive targeter like on this awesome South African centurion (Oliphant 1B).


I believe it just spins around and around targetting stuff while the gunner and commander (and drone and other assets) are doing so to maximise chances of giving the first shot or fast engagment of multiple targets. Which I guess is one reason to have two of such massive guns.

Another suggestion is a hard-wire infantry telephone on the rear of the vehicle for close infantry support (not a new idea ( Aussie tanks had these in ww2) but it works) And yet another (which is new and awesome) is to have a screen next to infantry phone, hard wired to a camera mounted above the vehicle's primary weapon. so they can direct tank fire from a gunner's view.


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The Elysian bits and the afterlife grenadier heads fit well together, The individual bases are awesome and fit each soldier well.
Those tank match so well. So gritty and grounded with their bases and weathering.


Thank you very much for your ideas and thoughts.
Yes the 1/48 and 1735 fit well together, if you are looking for something super size.
Indeed that is an auto canon and I will probably also be adding another second heavy machine gun on the other side.
This tank will have 3 drones which will also be used for targeting multiple targets.

Thanks OldMate, the special infantry did come out well. The parts work well together and the miniatures are only pinned to the bases so they can be placed on the diorama base when not in action.



Something new but small:
One of the first vehicles from the "1st combat armoured vehicle battalion" which will have all the troop transporters, working vehicles, scout and reconnaissance vehicles.

Here one of the "Jeeps", it will also be a little diorama as there will be two crew who are unloading amunition.



1st combat armoured vehicle battalion Alpha

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I think these fit perfect to the Dream Forge Warthogs, they look like they were made from the same line






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I was wondering if you were going to do a light utility component to your force, Is that going to have a weapons mount?

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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On second glance that barbbed wire looks nice, jeep looks like its seen a campaign or two. What type of conflict were you thinking fluff wise?

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Love the jeep - it fits in perfectly. And seconded on the barbed wire - it looks pretty damn realistic - certainly the best I can recall. May I ask where it is from/how it was made?



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OldMate wrote:I was wondering if you were going to do a light utility component to your force, Is that going to have a weapons mount?


OldMate wrote:On second glance that barbbed wire looks nice, jeep looks like its seen a campaign or two. What type of conflict were you thinking fluff wise?


Yes in deed there will be a full battalion, I am thinking about giving it a machine gun but not sure on this one. I thought the "Jeep's" could do with a little more weathering as they are workhorses and constantly abusing the off road treatment.

Conflict wise is an interesting question. If you have a read through the first page:

"Near Future"

The world we live in has changed, the 3rd world war did not come and go as we expected it too. The war went on for many decades but only behind the scenes instead of a years of long open warfare.
The great nations of the world fought each other through third world countries, so called proxy wars.
Initiated uprisings and rebellions, conspiracies and deceptions were on a daily basis.
Pin point accurate stock market crashes took away nearly all the people had left, this drove the majority of the people into the dependency of the state and thus giving up their sovereignty.
A number of unbelievable cover-ups and deceptions were uncovered in USA and around the World of that time. This brought the USA into a 2nd civil war which went on for years.
This left the former super powers country and population destroyed to the ground.
After the population, in the name of protection and justice gave up their personal freedom and after they were robbed of their privacy, humanity they started to revolt and turn against their governments.

But as Planed their was already a savior.
???


So it could be after, in the US or continental Europe or even during the 2nd Civil War.
I will be doing a little more fluff as I go along.

IGtR= wrote:Love the jeep - it fits in perfectly. And seconded on the barbed wire - it looks pretty damn realistic - certainly the best I can recall. May I ask where it is from/how it was made?

Thanks and welcome IGtR, yes I do only try to get good material and the most barbed wire out there is rubbish. Sure you may ask it is 1/48 scale Nato razor wire from a company called Plus model I think


Here for something new and a little different as I was experimenting on left over parts, just a shame not to use them. I made it using two left arm gatling guns I had left over. an idea I had from way back..... "Red Alert"



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Nice automated defence system. Wouldn't like to come across that on foot either.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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 OldMate wrote:
Nice automated defence system. Wouldn't like to come across that on foot either.


Indeed! It definitely could pack a punch
I am sure looking at the rest of the pieces I have left over from the different models that I will be making a second one but probably in connection with the forward base

So how about we try a little something different.
What if you guy's tell me what you would like to see next??

As I am constantly working on multiple projects at once, how about you choose what you want to see next?

• Motorized scout / recon unit (Unit of three)
• Motorized K9 unit (Unit of two)
• Predator drone unit (Unit of three)
• Long range Tactical Bomber Single unit)
• Rifle Company Headquarters (Unit of 6)
• Armoured personnel carrier (Unit of three)

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Bomber sounds awesome

   
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Tactical bomber.
On the dogs,(i see you have Anvil ones as I have also used) it may seem a bit daunting painting them as german shepards(which they seem to be modeled as).
what I did was sat in front of my computer with a reference picture, then painted it:
{humbrol 93 (desert brown) over the lighter areas and 67 tank grey for black areas and skin} as a base.
I then used Citadel paints.
Screaming skull for lighter areas(like chest, insides of arms etc as kind of dry brush I rubbed with a finger to blend it a bit)
Rhinox hide around the areas where the black transitions to tan.
Chaos black diluted was used over the black areas of fur and was mixed with the already applied Rhinox hide.
I was happy enough with the colours to not shade on the dog's fur texture itself because I wanted to give the impression that it was a healthy and unbroken cote, instead of growing in clumps with noticeable outlines which would indicate mange.

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If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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Ok so it sounds quite clear what you would like to see... more heavy stuff

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Thanks I will try

@ OldMate:
Thank you very much for the good ideas, interesting use of colours. But you are right a reference picture will undoubtedly be of good use.

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Fluff wise is the Ordo Draconis from Earth itself? Would be interesting if humanity inhabited multiple systems but Earth is still an unmitigated disaster and these guys are like the clean-up crew (from a more united human enclave) for the homeland.

Or that war looks likely with another faction and they are trying to gobble up as much strategic space as possible to give themselves the edge. Use poor old Earth as a buffer.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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 OldMate wrote:
Fluff wise is the Ordo Draconis from Earth itself? Would be interesting if humanity inhabited multiple systems but Earth is still an unmitigated disaster and these guys are like the clean-up crew (from a more united human enclave) for the homeland.

Or that war looks likely with another faction and they are trying to gobble up as much strategic space as possible to give themselves the edge. Use poor old Earth as a buffer.


Interesting thought there Oldmate!
I was originally thinking that the world is dominated mainly be corporations, as it is already ;-)
The USA and Canada, the US which is in or was in a massive civil war.
The United nations of Europe, which have their own huge problems EU is now basically one nation.
The African nations
The Asian alliance
The New Russian federation.


What a fantastic piece of kit!!! like all of the Dreamforge models, but this kit does stand out. Just a dream to put together and looks fantastic. Personally I find the vehicle a little bit too big but that should not be the problem.

The first vehicle of the "1st vehicle battalion" which is the "Rhino" version. Basically a "warthog APC" chassis with a 88mm canon on top. I wanted to make this vehicle stand out a little more so I converted it into a halftrack. The crew is still missing, which I am working on at the moment and I still need to order a suitable size base for it.


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Looking good. fast firepower.

If the GS cult rock drill is a piece of standard imperial mining kit why does it have 3 handles?
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Fantastic stuff. Well done
   
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Jake1974 wrote:Fantastic stuff. Well done

Welcome and thank you!

OldMate wrote:Looking good. fast firepower.

Indeed and here is a little more fast fire power and there shall be more

1st combat armoured vehicle battalion

Tactical Scout Motorcycle Team
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Another two will follow




LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle)
Equipped with 10 x rocket launcher
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Soon to come some heavy heavy fire

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Gotta love the motobike scouts and that scout car is awesome.


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Those bikes look mighty like BMWs which seems rather fitting!

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Very nice work indeed- excellent builds!

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Really great stuff. I love the flavor of the scout biker and that rockit buggy looks very nice, too. Lots of very unique stuff!

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OldMate wrote:Gotta love the motobike scouts and that scout car is awesome.


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Those bikes look mighty like BMWs which seems rather fitting!


Indeed they do, at first I did not specifically purchase them because of that I just thought they would look great and the size fitted well.
But after painting them up I also noticed they look like BMW's.
At the time the Genstealer Bikes were not out so the options were not so good but I have now also got my self a few of those as I wanted a few quick attack bikes, things to come


Meer_Cat wrote:Very nice work indeed- excellent builds!


Hi Meer_Cat, thank's much more to come.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Really great stuff. I love the flavor of the scout biker and that rockit buggy looks very nice, too. Lots of very unique stuff!

-Rids


Also a big thanks to you The Riddle of Steel many ideas to come and I am allways open for new ideas if you have any, OldMate has already come up with quite few good ideas

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Just to clarify are your smaller dreamforge leviathans the 15mm ones? If so they work really well scale wise

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Just to clarify are your smaller dreamforge leviathans the 15mm ones? If so they work really well scale wise


Hi OldMate!
indeed they are the 15mm versions of which I have 4 of in the Armoured Riffle company at the moment, three of which can be seen in the blog one tom come soon.

As you all can see I have started with some infantry and I am quite happy with how they have turned out although some of the highlights still do not rune out that good on the pictures, what a science

I know you wanted to see the strategic bomber first but that seems to taking longer then expected so I will show you the doggies first!

Who let the dogs out?


There are going to be 2 teams, each with one dog and handler but seeing as I have 4 dogs I will also be doing a mobile dog unit
Here a couple of WIP's





Seeing as the unit will be motorized the other two dogs will be jumping out of the vehicle.










And here the finished unit
Dog handler Hogen and Rex





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Mobile Unit with Duke and Baron





















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