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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

Excellent work! I was a little sceptical looking at the base model, but you've done a superb job of greebling it up and hiding the base model in most cases. Looks great now.

 ChargerIIC wrote:
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 Haighus wrote:
Excellent work! I was a little sceptical looking at the base model, but you've done a superb job of greebling it up and hiding the base model in most cases. Looks great now.


Thanks, nice to know its not a disappointment just yet! Thanks for the feedback!

Lover of the Imperial Navy!
Check out my armoured train build:
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Australia

Looking great! I especially like the viewports around the cabin. this is turning out to be quite the project!

 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Looks excellent - really fits with the 40k aesthetic. You mentioned earlier about it being motorised, is that still in the plans - looking forward to seeing the video of that Any plans for LED lights as well?

   
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The Netherlands, Europe

Looks very promising!
   
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Cymru

Great stuff looking forward to seeing more

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Ground Crew






Thank you ever so much for the feed back so far! Nice to know some people think that this isn't a total waste of my time

So I have been quite busy with this really, got the side skirts looking okay, got the top turret built up and then added the front and rear walkways to cover the coupling that finally came! Been waiting ages! Which then meant I had to get the track out and measure curvatures and everything to make sure it would go around the corner, make the heights and also not make them look stupid! So with that done, it finally meant I could do some more work on the gun carriage and make it look a little better, there was something about it that put me off doing anything on it, as it didnt feel right. But with the addition of a large platform on the back to accommodate the coupling this seems to have quelled that, and adding some details onto it.

Whilst cleaning my friends house out I found a 1/16" hole punch, which my mind went RIVETS. And I mean a lot of them, this is meant to be industrial as well right! So it needs lots of them, it also works as it breaks up the large flat surfaces on the model. So it should come out nicely when I get around to adding paint to this.

As per the motorising, the AA carriage will be motorised, as it will hide it. But more of that later! Because I class that as a stage 2 project, I would like a break for a while from staring at this, so the goal is to finish the Loco, gun carriage and the first flat wagon. Then I will have a break to focus on my Bolt action force for a campaign and then I can come back to this with a mental break! As per LED lighting, I thought about it, but decided against it because its a lot of work on top of this silly project that I would rather spend time and money on other things!

As i keep mentioning, DONT LOOK AT THE CRACKS! haha! The filling and greenstuff should be completed as soon as the flat is done, I am purposely holding back from doing it as for some reason its a massive negative for me sitting there and doing that task, so again waiting till i can prepare myself for it!

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy and as always please let me know what you think! Also looking through them when I was uploading, my phone seems to have become awful at taking photos so sorry for the lower quality than expected..



Thank you!!!

Lover of the Imperial Navy!
Check out my armoured train build:
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Perfect.

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As a squat fan, i can only bow before this model.

You manage to give him a good 40K style.

Go on !
   
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The Wastes of Krieg

I wonder, is there anything about trains in 40k lore?
   
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drinking tea in the snow

I will always approve of RIVETS.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander





The Shire(s)

DeathKorp_Rider wrote:
I wonder, is there anything about trains in 40k lore?

Yup, of various kinds (both traditional rail and maglev, there are probably some references to even more esoteric train types somewhere). GW themselves even converted a pretty cool armoured train on rails for the original Apocalypse release- it was used in the Cold Steel Ridge battle report on Macragge.

One of the recent FW HH display boards (Battle of Calth) has a damaged freight maglev along one side of the board in a spaceport container shipping yard.

They also occasionally feature in artwork, particularly of Hive cities. The Cities of Death expansion had a Hive city sketch with a maglev running through the middle.

Plenty of precedence Considering how efficient and practical trains are, it would be more surprising if they didn't exist in 40k.

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 ChargerIIC wrote:
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Hello all sorry for basically abandoning this thread! I have had some pretty rough times the last couple of weeks but I am getting back up and running, I have been mainly focusing my efforts into Bolt Action but also decided to use my train as armies on parade so Hopefully tonight I can update you all with some photos of the project so far.
The train has not progressed too much other than being undercoated and base coated as I have mainly been focussing on the board. I have however made the power car to still use this as a toy and that is now working so can be detailed at a later date!

Sorry again all!

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Little later than planned but here at the updates. The first part of process that I had was making the power car that means it can still be used as a toy with all the tracks connected. Given the weight of the new driving car and gun truck, I decided that it would need a 2nd motor bogie to be able to power it. This meant that using the other loco toys I would need to get out the dremel and have a good chop up session and get the soldiering iron out to rewire it. Here are the photos of the work that I did including the first rather failed test run of the power car. I had to take the sides off the loco so the bogies could turn more freely which would allow them to go around the corners.






The next load of photos are of me building the board for the armies on parade. The idea that I have for the board would be use the train as like a Planetary defence force unit with my Armageddon steel legion models on the running sides and my taurox in a blue scheme defending against some genestealer cult jeeps. Which I want to be being engaged by the train to add a bit of a display piece for the train. Photos of the board being built as well as a couple of all the things together.

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And how the board currently sits ready to have plaster placed over it and then I can start painting. Hope you all enjoy the slight progress.


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Check out my armoured train build:
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Awesome. I love how kitbashes look after priming.

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Choo Choo!

Ahem, I mean cool 40k train. The priming certainly brings a completeness to the modelling. Really nice and solid gun train.

The AoP base is great too, really neat idea to build the train in to it. Will enjoy watching it come together

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Australia

Looks awesome! As others have said, priming really brings the whole thing together. I'm looking forward to seeing that board finished and the final Armies on Parade set up.

 
   
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Ground Crew






So the last couple of days since my first major upload was mainly focused on getting the board done. Its now all plastered up and hopefully tomorrow the cliff faces will be all done.

The train was primed a good few weeks ago but sadly the primer for one reason or another did not go on well :( and left a really horrible finish on the model so it really demoralised me. But today decided to do something about it, so using diluted IPA and toothrbush washed the whole model down to flatten the paint out to lay down a better primer which hopefully should be going on tomorrow.

Used the time to try and do a bit of filing down to make some corners look a bit nicer.

As per the AoP board my army is only small, its a commissar and his 2 squads of steel legion and a Taurox. We house rule the Armoured trains as two leman russes. My theme is a PDF force who are there to patrol an industrial planet and they are there to protect the supplies moving from one block to another via the planets extensive rail network for moving materials. And to make the board a diorama to show off the train and as a display piece I am going to model it in action blowing up a pesky raider from a new "gang" that has been noticed by the PDF commander. Orders are shoot to kill!
(I really love coming up with themes)

UPDATE Here is what the board looks like so far, with the ruined primer it has allowed me notice some extra areas to file down so had a go at that as well. should look okay when done!
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Lover of the Imperial Navy!
Check out my armoured train build:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/769594.page#10301822  
   
Made in au
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Australia

That's such a bummer about the primer, glad you managed to fix it though!

 
   
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Here is another update for you all, the primer was sorted out and then Citadel's The Fang was used to basecoat the model and the coat has gone on wonderfully and smooth. The weather held out long enough for me to do it.
All the infantry are now undercoated, the Taurox, the train and lastly the railway tracks all sorted. So i can now begin to paint at my leisure.

The main part of the project was the board to display the train on and managed to get quite a lot of work done on it. It is all glued together now and after a trip to the local hobbyshop instead of getting plaster moulds from Woodland scenics i saw some cork, so cutting it up and adding plaster has added a really nice effect. Sadly I am busy with work now and have some games of aeronautica and titanicus planned this weekend which will slow my progress, but is now ready for some painting which will really bring out the board.

I really hope you enjoy the updates



Lover of the Imperial Navy!
Check out my armoured train build:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/769594.page#10301822  
   
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Australia

Looking good Brady! Are you going to do some water effects down on the lower portion of the board where that pipe is protruding?

 
   
 
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