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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

Hello everyone. I just moved this tread over from the Elysian Drop Troops tread. I figured most of you would just want to see this build and not worry about the Elysians. This project was all done with scratch built and cut plastic card. I used parts from the Lemon Russ kit to add some detail work, but most items were from the Baneblade box or scratch built. I spent about 13 hours on everything up to the point of the primed black picture. This may very on your skill of converting. Overall, I think I spent a total of $8.00 for plastic card to build this whole tank out. (not including the price of the Baneblade) Considering the future Forgeworld conversion kit is rumored at around $100.00 US for just the resin, that's a bit higher then my $8.00. Let me know what you guys think, and I'll keep the pictures coming. I should have this whole thing painted by the weekend.
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Arizona

Guys, if you noticed I went with a different look for the plasma canon. I used thin plastic card strips instead of the earlier pictured wire. It just gave it a better look. More pictures coming.
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Arizona

Pictures with it primed black and with a bunch of small details added.
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Arizona

Almost finished with the gluing.
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Yellin' Yoof




London, Ontario

damn that looks awesome man, keep it up!
   
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Legendary Dogfighter





Birmingham - GB

Love the use of the extra bits, have many of them knocking around myself, havn't yet come up with an idea for those basilisk railings..until now. Especially like the engine hatch as the gun tip!

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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Looks great, nice work

What sponsons is it getting?

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Flashy Flashgitz





Anchorage, Alaska

Looks great. I was sceptical pre-primer, but now that I see it in one tone I am down!

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Mindless Spore Mine



Great White North

Thank you for showing your work on the Stormblade. The Stormblade is my favourite of the baneblade variants. I think I can tackle the scratchbuild after looking at your project log. Two thumbs up.
   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker




Arlington, VA

Wow, that's really good. I can't wait to see it fully painted.
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

Priming is done, and I've already started taping off sections I'll be keeping black. (driver, lasguns, tracks) I should have this baby done in the next day or so. Oh, and if anyone is wondering how I added all those little rivets on the top section of the turret here's the deal. I took the original top section of the baneblade that I added the plastic card too, and used a sharp exacto knife to cut each little dot rivet off. I saved them till the end and put real small drops of glue with a toothpick and then just added them after. Without the rivets, the tank turret would of looked out of place. Let me know your thoughts.
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Storm Trooper with Maglight






Catachan

Wow. Cutting of each little rivet then carefully gluing them back on is just the kind of meticulous attention to detail that I like Excellent work.

Oh, and on a side note, I was just playing as steel legion in dawn of war and I have to say that this tank is all kinds of fun. The blast from its cannon is truly epic.

   
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Long-Range Land Speeder Pilot




Bay Area

Awesome. I can't wait to see it painted.


 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Arizona

So here is the little bit of painting I was able to finish. The First picture is of the Sand Color I used as my base. I then added just some darker brown dry brushing to give it a weathered look. More to come!
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman






Sweet something of somewhere...

When I asked if you'd mind providing us with a step-by-step in your 'Elysian' thread, I wasn't really sure
what to expect. All I can say is: You sir, are a genius!

I'm really impressed with how the tank turned out! Seeing the work step by step makes it so much easier
to follow. Unless you're planning on copyrighting these, consider your idea respectfully yoinked!

And the rivets...

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Arizona

well, I got almost the whole thing finished. I just need to paint the driver, and matt varnish the whole thing. What do you guys thing. I'm going for a muddy dessert look. Kinda if they just battled it out in a muddy dessert area after a freak rain storm. I would love pointers if you guys have them. Thanks, and I'll have the last of these pics up tomorrow night. The thing should be finished by then.
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Fresh-Faced New User




Projects like this make me wish that I wasn't so ADD.

awesome, awesome work!
   
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Arizona

Ok guys, here is the finished product. I put it up next to some other heavy thanks for sizing. Let me know your thoughts. If you guys have any questions on how I did this conversion, please PM me and I will help you the best I can.
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Simply put: awesome!

How about a Stormhammer next?
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





New Zealand

love it all, except the blue on the barrel. I know it's supposed to be plasma coils or whatever and should be a different colour, but the blue just don't look right somehow. I don't have a solution - a dark green might look a bit better (or even black, if plasma coils come in black?) but actually I don't think it's the colour, maybe it needs to be shaded differently or painted in metallics or something?

Or maybe it's just the photo and it looks great in real life, in which case ignore me...
   
 
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