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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

So, I found this old tank toy in my attic a little while ago and the first thing that popped in my head when I saw it was "OMG LEVIATHAN!". I got a lot of other projects out of the way first, now it's time to begin! The Apocalypse rules for this thing can be found on the Bell of Lost Souls Lords of Battle PDF.

So here's the tank I'm using as the base for my Leviathan. It measures 8"x14". There's a baneblade and predator for size comparisons..




It opens up into this funky command center thing..



So I took off all the pieces and made it just the bottom and tracks



Now with all of those pieces gone I have a nice base to build onto. I will probably save that turret thing for the very top at the end, we'll see. First, I'm going to build the side turrets, with 3 twinlinked lascannons and 4 twinlinked heavy bolters.




I'm using some panels from the COD Manufactorum to build the lascannon towers. The middle heavy bolters will come up higher, about half way up the tower, and the side bolters will be about 1/4 of the way up. I was also thinking of shortening the left and right towers a bit, sawing them off just above those pipes that go along the bottom of the panels. The middle guns are from Razorback sprues, the side guns are predator sponsons glued together. I ordered a few of those Land Raider Terminus upgrade packs to get all the turrets

I'm gonna start by building each tower and turret separately, then stick them all together. More to come

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Calgary

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QFT. This is looking like it will be cool.

EDIT: edited for yo mama.

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Dominating Dominatrix






Piercing the heavens

Very interesting. I'll keep an eye on this.
   
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Plastictrees





Bonn

I love this already.
   
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Scuttling Genestealer





Kent, England

that lords of battle download is amazing, i love it, and i love yours even more !!

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grrr I was planning to start building one soon, anyway I'm already interested in what you wil do and especially how
   
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Snivelling Workbot




Canada

Whoa,a toy tank thats a wide as the Baneblade is long.

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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






UK

This is gonna be awesome!! Do the tracks on that toy tank look good? I couldn't see them in the pics.

ps. Is it a micromachines toy?

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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

I dunno what it was from. It must have been one of my cousin's old toys that somehow got stashed at my house. I think it was more for matchbox cars and stuff like that.

The treads are really big, not a lot of detail but it will be passable enough. I've been working on the lascannon towers and kinda drawing blanks trying to figure out the best way. I think what I'll have to do is use a long piece of poster board for the back wall / side of the tank to attach them to instead of trying to build each tower as a separate piece. I may have to go get another box of manufactorum pieces too.. I also have the church window pieces that will be the walls for the 2nd level, and I may need a 2nd box of them. Hmm... it might be cheaper just to buy that whole city box set

   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Ironic, I started t his today just when BOLS posted this article

Didn't really think about the storage issue, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it

   
Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Got a lot done today. I decided the best way to do this would be just using as much of the COD terrain as I could, so I ran out to the store and bought 3 more boxes of building pieces in addition to the 2 I had. This should give me all the panels I need, I hope.

I got the left hand lower level wall done and have to build the same thing for the other side.



Took a while to figure out the best way to do it. I ended up having to saw off a bunch of corner pieces since I wanted the rivets to all face out.. then I accentally shaved off the rivets of the wrong pieces which is why there's none on the 2 side lascannon towers :( Here's some more shots of the wall section on top of the wheels. Dunno if you can see on the ruler but the whole thing is 14 inches long so, it'll take a guardsman 2 whole turns to get from the front to the back, if he runs





So next I'll have to build the 2nd wall and then figure out how I want to join them in the middle...

   
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Nimble Pistolier




Idaho

This is looking pretty freakin cool, cant wait to see more!

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Lords of battle is brilliant, it inspired me to build a knight paladin.

I'm curious to see how this will evolve, but it lokks like you have a solid base witht he toy tank, and the COD pieces seem quite appropriate. I'll be following this one with interest .

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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






UK

It looks great...keep it going! I can't wait to see it complete and with the turret on.

Have you had any thoughts on how you'll do an access ramp? you're meant to be able to fit in sentinals and stuff. can you fit tanks in it too?

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Very nice looking. I like the look of the LasCannon towers!

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman




San Jacinto, Ca.

Will you have room on top for the helipad to mount a Valkyrie? and it looks to have enough room for two - three tanks...sounds about right? more pics!

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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

I'll see, I should be able to fit a valk on there. I'm hoping I can. But I have to wait till the model comes out so I'll know how big it is exactly. I can always make the 2nd floor's roof a little wider so it can fit

   
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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Moving right along... Got the wall for the other side done and the celling mapped out in poster board for now. Next I'll be working on the front section and cannon housing




   
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Roarin' Runtherd





Toronto

Keep up the good work. Leviathans are my favorite!

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Springhurst, VIC, Australia

Im looking forward to following this, keep it up

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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Got some more done. I joined the 2 wall sections now, in the front is the cannon housing with a piece of PCV pipe that I'll be using for the Doomsday cannon. Just stuck it on with blue stuff for now as a placeholder to show how it will look. On the back there's the big garage door. The tank toy comes with it's own little access ramp so I'm going to design it to look like the bottom half will come down like a ramp, and the top half will open up. I'll be adding a lot of extra plasticard bitz here to make hinges and pistons and other stuff, just getting the shape down now.





Next I will be getting some plastic rods to brace the insides and add them along the tops of the walls like support beams, to kinda hold the celling on so that I can build up the next level later on, and also make sure the inner walls are all the same width and not warped or anything.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking good. I would consider angling the doomsday cannon up a bit though, but I guess that's just a WIP thingy. Will the doors be able to open for real?

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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

Yes I will probably angle the cannon slightly. I just stuck it on there with some blu tack to show the size. I might also make it a little shorter.

The door won't open, I was just going to add decorative pieces to the surface to make it look like it's got hinges and stuff and a seam down the middle. I wanted that back piece to be solid because the rear walls aren't all perfect 90 degree angles and it was warping in the back a lot, so I wanted that piece to hold it all together. thats also why I want to add those beams across the inside, for support since this lower level will have to hold the weight of 2 other levels and I don't want it to look like it's sinking in the middle. the next level up will be not as wide, this bottom level the front is around 3.5 pannels wide, the next level will be 3 pannels wide, then 2 pannels wide for the very top turret housing & bridge.

   
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Loud-Voiced Agitator




Concord, NC


Leviathan FTW!!!

Very cool scratchbuild/kitbash/thing.

Your kung fu is strong.

I like how the panels aren't in line. The inserts give the model lots of character. Very inspirational.


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Made in us
The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

thanks, I'm also thinking about keeping it hollow till the very end and removing the card backing that I added to the church windows, and then when it's all painted I'll try and photoshop up some stained glass looking patterns and print on photo paper to glue in behind them. might be kind of a paint to get in there though when it's all built.

anyway I'm gonna add the support bitz and then set aside these walls and work on adding the armor, etc around the wheels and building out the bottom part. I just hit the hobby store and stocked up on lots of plasticard

   
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Horrific Hive Tyrant





London (work) / Pompey (live, from time to time)

im loving this alot, great idea, and a great way of making it all work.
only suggestion i would have would be with the DD cannon.

it might be worth making it somewhat like the bassy mount, having a slit in the center so the cannon can arc up and down.
also, might be worth making it a little bigger, as it looks pretty stubby so far.

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what is that old supposed to be origanal?

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

kharndude wrote:what is that old supposed to be origanal?



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whats left of armagedon

what was it before it was converted.

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kharndude wrote:what was it before it was converted.


Necros wrote:So, I found this old tank toy in my attic a little while ago and the first thing that popped in my head when I saw it was "OMG LEVIATHAN!".

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