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Torture Victim in the Bowels of the Rock

Here it is. After searching all my gaming buddies bitz boxes for predator auto cannons and alot of cutting and glueing of styrene its almost complete. The turret need some finishing touches like a top hatch and a view port, and the autocannons I want to put in exhaust ports in the back. But any other Ideas? Any Ideas on what rockets to us for a manticore on it?(the autocannons are magnetized)

OH yeah, Guys how the H#@# do I make rivets?
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Decrepit Dakkanaut

SoCal, USA!

Damn, that's a big turret!

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Angry Chaos Agitator

Somewhere on Terra

nice work man i'm currently building a chimera out of plasticard, so i feel you

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Liberated Grot Land Raida


One huge turret indeed . For more detailing, some cables running to the autocannons and some aerials on the back might help. Also, a ladder going to the top hatch would be logical. For my manticore, I used the rockets from the valk kit. They should be easy to get sine everyone uses MRPs or vendettas.

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Morphing Obliterator

Bedfordshire, UK

Dude that turrets MASSIVE!
Cool conversion; there's no way your opponent will confuse that with anything else...

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Fixture of Dakka


Effective modelling As others have suggested, might benefit from some extra detailing on the plasticard sections.

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Mysterious Techpriest

Very nice. I do rivets and welds with a soldering gun; perhaps I'll post a tutorial at some point.


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Death-Dealing Devastator


Two typical ways to make rivets:

1) Cut thin slices off of a plastic rod

2) Use a leather punch to punch them out of sheet styrene

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Leader of the Sept

Thats a nice build, gratz. The aerials on it so far though look a bit too much like simple comms gear. I think it could do with a nice big tracking radar

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Regular Dakkanaut

Eastern USA

Unless you want hella thick rivets, the best way to make them is with a craft punch. I use a 1/16th of an inch punch from the scrapbooking section at Michael's, and punch rivets out of old plastic gift cards, Taco Bell cups, etc., then use tweezers to apply them using superglue. This creates small, fine, realistically-sized rivets, but if you want really stylized big ones, you can always get a 1/8 inch punch instead

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Wow I think this one looks better then the GW one!

Keep the pictures coming!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Burtucky, Michigan

Looks pretty good man.
There are MANY ways to make rivets. GS a roll, and then cut it up, plastic rod, hole punches, glue, pins, hell you can actually BUY miniature rivets from a website..... Ive got the link somewhere Ill have to find it for ya
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