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Arizona

Hello guys, and thanks for checking out this post. I got my copy of Reload and I just had to have the new Stormlord Tank. I called GW and the rep did say that a plastic kit is in the works, but I could not wait. Here is my step by step on how to make one. It took me about 20 hours and about $15.00 of plastic card. Also, if you guys get a chance, check out the new website I built called www.myhighschoollocker.com. Its totally free, and we have a great Groups and Clubs section where 40k stuff can be posted. IM me if you have any questions. Also, its being painted as you read this so I'll have those up in the next few days. Hope you all like.
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Arizona

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Arizona

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Whoa


Excellent work.

My only criticism is the rivets on the plasticard are huge compared to those on the rest of the mdel.
Otherwise superb effort.

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Arizona

I know about the rivets, I actually did the little ones to match on most of the tank. i liked the bigger ones for the armor plating that's on top of the normal tank shell. I figured the bigger rivets made it look like it had really thick hard plating that needed heavier bolts to keep it up.

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Halifax

The model is very cool. The only problem I see is that the Mega-Bolter is supposed to be mounted in a turret rather than a fixed forward mounting.

   
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Perth

Diablobats, brother, you scare me sometimes with how you blast out a conversion like that. Very nice.

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Nurglitch wrote:The model is very cool. The only problem I see is that the Mega-Bolter is supposed to be mounted in a turret rather than a fixed forward mounting.


The entry in the picture seems less sure than you, it can't decide if its turret mounted or mounted on a raised superstructure. Similarly the sponsons seem to have a variable weapon layout.

@ OP: Excellent conversion job by the way.

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great, great job.... I have been trying to envision the transport aspect of the Stormlord, and I think you've really done well with it. In particular I like that CoD sprue stack in the corner. Little things like that go a long way.

One complaint, and it certainly isn't your fault. GW is the greatest copy-editor of the modern era, but they finally let one slip.

Where in the Datasheet for the stormlord, aside from the drawing where they are clearly labelled, does it state that this vehicle features a twin-linked heavy bolter?

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That my friend is superb! Glory be to the Emperor that one of those be fielded in his name.

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Dainty,
Also note that the heavy flamers are heavy 3...



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Excellent work.

Really well done.

   
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Arizona

I'm guessing GW just wanted to roll out this baby as a sneak peak regardless if they actually had a completed model. I figure they have a few different versions of this tank hidden away somewhere. They just need a few months to figure out exactly how they want to rig it up. For the one I did, I just used what I would like to play in Apoc. I love the 15 shots, and the Las / Flamer combo makes for great troop support. I really wanted to mount two heavy stubbers in the back, but I had no place to put them and make the thing look right. If you notice the picture, they have some type of turret system in the back, but that would completely cover the open top feature and leave no room for a transport area. Anyone not happy with 15 shot main weapon, 2 lascannon shots, 2 twin linked flamer shots, and a set of twin linked heavy bolters needs a new army. Also, if you read the small print, it says that the up to 20 models can shoot from the STORMLORDS shooting platform. WoW, that's two platoons of guys laying waist as this beast rumbles down the battlefield burnen sh!t alive. I can't wait to finish painting it. Pictures soon to come.

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Very nice! I did a little backtracked research in the N&R forum and found a thread with CAD drawings of some of the goodies and appearance of this beast.





The top grill on the blown up Vulcan mega-bolter and the birds eye left rear quarter are identical, so that's a safe bet they're from the same one. But great job on your scratchbuild

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3rd* THERE!

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Well, per that "All power to weapons" rule, it can fire the vulcan bolter twice. At seperate targets. 30 str 6 ap 3 shots? Yes, please.

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And a 40 man troop capacity! O.O

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London.

A very well executed piece of work. Doubly inspiring as I have an unassembled Baneblade at home
The pictures are great, but how about some descriptive text to compliment them? It really would do the article justice, although I appreciate if it's difficult to recall all the details. Maybe try it with the oncoming painting section?

All the best, and keep it up.

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Arizona

Anti-Mag, I know what you mean. I really wanted to keep a log going with the build, but I just kinda went off the top of my head on this one. Other then that side shot of the Stormlord in Reload, I had no clue what this thing would come out like. I always just start cutting up plastic card and bitz blitzing to find what I need. I had a general idea but mostly stuff just fell in place. A Rhino door here, a Lemon part there, and so on. I look back on some of the tanks I built and I'm like "how the hell did I do that". I can bet most of the custom scratch builds I've done would come out a bit different every time. I will totally keep the painting part a bit more text based with some good pics. I just put the first coat of desert sand color on it and I'm hoping to get started tomorrow. I'll keep you guys posted. In the mean time, here is a picture of my Titan to give you an idea of what the paint scheme will look like.

P.S., does this Titan look like an expensive piece of luggage? A friend of mine told me it reminded him of his girlfriends Coach Bag. LOL
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I can see where the ladies luggage comment comes from, yes. Though I doubt you´d be able to convert one into a titan, the color scheme is eerily similar to some handbags...

Oh, on topic: Damn! That´s a niiiiice tank. I was really hoping that someone with the skills for it would go for converting up a Stormlord, and you did.

Looking forward to painted piccies.

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that is one nice tank. i wouldnt mind trying to kill it in a game, key word is TRYING.

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diablobats wrote:P.S., does this Titan look like an expensive piece of luggage? A friend of mine told me it reminded him of his girlfriends Coach Bag. LOL

Sadly, the Coach Bag probably cost as much as the Titan.

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Very nice conversion of the new tank , looks almost BETTER than the one Gamesworkshop is realeasing in of 09'

Love the interior, you did a nice job with that.

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Very cool! A different take to the one I'm working on. Nice detailing, looking good.

I can't wait to see it painted!

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I think I know how you did the actual gun itself, but could you possibly give us a little DIY post about how you made the actual mega-bolter barrels?

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I can't wait to see that tank painted. Looks awesome!
   
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London.

I can kind of see what she means, but as an advocate of desert colour schemes I can only side with you! I am in total agreement with you when it comes to losing track of things, and this is especially prevalient in painting. I have painted many models which turned out great, only to be stumped when I tried to replicate the colours on further figures. I am currently (very slowly) working on an armoured company in desert colours, so I find this thread to be very relevant and rightfully praised. The tank looks great, so maybe our shared policy of ''make it up as we go along'' is more worthwhile than I initially thought. Who has an equal bits box? It is half the fun.

As an aside, I have made studious notes on how to achieve my current tank camo scheme, thus avoiding past pitfalls. You live and learn! I took a photo of a work in progress Leman Russ hull the other day, so if you are interested I could try and share it with you? I'm a bit of a imbecile when it comes to getting pictures up, so this may take some time Any help would be lapped up.

Anyway, all the best. Anyone who carries a titan under their arm whilst shopping is probably best agreed with.

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Arizona

Anti-Mag, I'm really going to try and put this painting thing on paper this time. I will post some pics as soon as possible with detail workings. I would love to see what you got cooking up. As for uploading pics, just use whatever digital camera you have and connect to your computer. I find that moving the pictures from whatever program your using to your desktop works best. that way when you browse for them with Dakka Dakka they are easy to find. Once on the desktop of your computer its just a few clicks of the mouse. Plus if you don't want them on there anymore, just drag them to your trash can and they go away. Trashing desktop photos does not delete them completely so you can still go back and grab them from the original folder later. Hope this helps, cause once your uploading pics, it will be way funner to finishes projects knowing others will be able to see your hard work. Later



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