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Don't waste your money, that auction looks pretty bad. Some of the pieces looks crushed... probably under its own weight. What a waste,
   
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Forgot about this thread! I am thinking of going along the same route as you and making a bunch of obscure vehicle, infantry and weapon variants, it makes for a great deal of fun in the long run!

Keep up the good work

There is another drop pod variant out there. While I can't find a picture of it, I remember it being a limited run by GW australia a while back, may be worth looking into!


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Found it! Looks easy to kitbash by the looks of it.

http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/File:Limited_Release_-_Space_Marines_Space_Marine_Drop_Pod.jpg

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Lol, reference for what? I remember looking at that scratch Thunderhawk like 5 years ago, it's actually from 11 years ago. It isn't very accurate, but I remember it inspiring me very much back in 05'. It's cool and all.

I just bought my second Thunderhawk, my originals were the double pack of the flying bricks they use to make (ala Epic!)

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Aeronautica-Imperialis/Imperial_Navy_Squadrons/AERONAUTICA-IMPERIALIS-THUNDERHAWK-GUNSHIP.html

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@Zuul
Yup, I've seen that site, I like it, it's like the big pewter T-hawk and the FW T-Hawk combined. If I ever get to making the Epic T-hawk I most recently posted, I'll do it the same way I did my flying brick and just rely on the model and my gut.

@Mythos: Don't worry, I think it's missing more parts than the seller says, and I'd want a clean and complete one if I'm going to lay down that much cash!

@Commander Cain: Cool, go for it, it has been a blast for me! Yup, I know about that model. I'd usually be all over such a thing, excepts it's not based on any real fluff, just the builder's imagination, which is fine, but it really could have been more than just a resin cast of plasticard and landspeeder bitz, and yeah, could probably kitbash it easily!


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@jabbakahut: Cool, those have great detail for their size!

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Long time! I've finally made some headway with my dissertation, so I've had some time to start my second T-hawk!



And for those rare hunters, this is an old pre-Armorcast vindicator made and sold by Tim DuPertuis from way back when. I snagged one, and even though its not in the most pristine condition, I'm glad I got it! Here it is on a refurbashed Rhino.


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You are back, excellent! I see someone is starting another thawk without painting the first one..

That must be the very first vindicator kit is it? I just happened to be browsing through old RT kits this morning and I stumbled across this very one!


   
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Awesome! I just noticed you were online on the member list, and i thought, wow, theres a name i havent seen in a while. And lo and behold a thread update!

Looking forward to seeing the progression of number 2!
   
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Hey Commander Cain! Yeah, painting requires a mindset I just can't get into while I'm still writing my dissertation. Scratchbuilding on the other hand...

Yeah, I'm not sure if it pre-dates the Epicast one or not, I'd assume it was about the same time, since Epicast pre-dates Armorcast as a company.

And thanks Vitruvian, I'm glad people remember me! It's hard to keep my thread going when I'm so busy with my dissertation, but little by little. One day I hope to fill this thread with painted wip and finished models!

Here is my T-hawk mkII again, just added the tail fin, next are the wings, which will be interesting!



Also, a pic of all three versions of the quad-barrelled rapier! The original mkI, the new FW one, and the somewhat rare Necromunda one. Not shown is the mkII, which was only double-barrelled for some reason. Behind them is a drop-pod made from templates found in Citadel Journal issue 6! This may have been the earliest 40k scale rule-set for drop-pods, unless they were included in Rogue Trader.




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I'll put up a less blurry pic when I have time!

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Hehe, yup, no denying it.

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The rarefied atmosphere

there was a rapier in necromunda?

The USS Orinoco was a Federation Danube-class runabout that was in service with Starfleet in the late 24th century, attached to Deep Space 9. It was outfitted with a sensor pod.

http://orinoco.imgur.com/ 
   
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Yeah... toward the end run of the revised necromunda one of the Journal style publications included rules and a model. It was only available for a short time before GW pulled the plug on Necromunda and specialist games as a supported entity. Its probably my favorite of the Rapiers, it general looks like a better sculpted version that blends the better details from both of the original RT era rapier.
   
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Here's a clearer picture of my three rapiers:



Oh, for those of you who recall the pre-heresy dreadnought I cobbled up, here it is again next to a FW Contemptor. Since the last time I took pictures of it, I decided to make it in line with Bjorn the Fellhanded. Now that 6th edition has brought back allies, I can make an Iron Hands fluffy army combineing codex SM and SW.



For my T-hawk, here are the engine nacelles I'm using. I made them using parts off of a GI Joe toy (the Cobra Rattler) and medium leg tips.


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If you are looking for something cool to make after the Thunderhawk, you could always try making a space crusade dreadnought. I stumbled across this amazing 3D render on one just the other day!

http://vimeo.com/45138529

I might have a go at making one eventually but you could probably do a much better job than me!

   
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@ Commander Cain: Cool, I like that 3D render, I'd rather just 3D print that than make my own! I actually have one of those old dreads, they are pretty unique, but I think they are more of a Chaos engine. It would be a cool project, I'm sure you'd do a great job.
Oh, I also contributed to the Dreamforge kickstarter, can't wait to get a plastic Leviathan Crusader!


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The space crusade dreads don't look too bad as loyalist dreads. They're the only plastic dreads in my collection come to think of it.

Some shiny ultramarine Mk XI dreads by Minus:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-viewimage.jsp?i=308561&m=2&w=800

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Cool, those look great! Yeah, mine is painted up for my Iron Hands, I see no issue with it, I was just thinking back on the scenerio used in the old Space Crusade expansion, which clearly has these guys as bad guys. I recall seeing an early design sketch for the FW Decimator, where it looked as if they were thinking of taking it in the direction of these guys.

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 Heliodore wrote:

Oh, I also contributed to the Dreamforge kickstarter, can't wait to get a plastic Leviathan Crusader!



Welcome to the club!

   
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Thanks Commander!

Well, I've finally got the wings of my T-hawk put together and attached to the hull. It turned out pretty well I think, and the junk I used to make the engines really worked out!





And finally something else I've been tinkering with. For anyone who recognises what I'm basing this off of gets a pat on the back. This is truly the bottom of the 40k barrel, I'm kind of thinking that I should have just left well enough alone!


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 Heliodore wrote:
And finally something else I've been tinkering with. For anyone who recognises what I'm basing this off of gets a pat on the back. This is truly the bottom of the 40k barrel, I'm kind of thinking that I should have just left well enough alone!



Awesome! The ornithopter thing! Was this the Orgus Flyer? I seem to recall this in the 40K Compendium, which probably means it was a White Dwarf around the 90s. (The 'Eavy Metal with the classic RT01 marine kit, complete with Dalek kitbashes.)

I've enjoyed stumbling across this thread: I do a little bit of scratch-building and am working on my own ode to the Grav-Attack Tank, so was hunting for similar people online and found this treasure trove. Alas, it makes my own scratch-built Land Raider and Rhino look a bit tame, and my Grav Attack vehicle will never have as many rivets as yours do. :-)
   
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Yes! That is great!

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looking good man!! love the T-halk btw!!!

   
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Cool, my thread has re-awakened! I took a big long break from my MkII T-hawk in order to write most of my thesis!

@GQuail: Thanks for stopping by! Yes, I figured with all the new flyers coming out I should try my hand at an Orguss Flyer. It may have popped up in an old WD, but I'm pretty sure it was originally in the Rogue Trader rule book! Well, all I can say is practise, before I built the Fellblade from my first page I built an over-scaled Vindicator out of plasticard and treads taken from a GI Joe toy. I ended up just giving it to a friend, but I wouldn't call it a waisted effort, just practise! A tank with a million rivets still began with just a single rivet! Success on your upcoming projects!

Thanks jabbakahut and Hazzer! I've reached a good place in my thesis to get bak into my scratchbuiding. I have had other projects like the FW Storm Eagle and other such kits I've recieved as presents or bought for fun. Right now I'm working on a nifty third party kit I picked up based on an old piece of FW lineart, it's almost built. Once that's done I'll get back to my MkII T-hawk. After that I will tackle the ultimate GW kit, the metal T-hawk, I finally got one, should be a long fun ride!

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I demand pictures!

   
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Ok, here's some stuff I've been working on when I haven't been writing my thesis!

I got these as a present from AkaMythos (we go way back), his updating of the old prototype rogue trader Terminator. I gave them TH/SS and bionics, plus another guy I made from other parts! The white resin makes it hard to see the detail, I'll put up more pics after I get around to primering them.



I've also recenty aquired two more MkI Landraiders. The one that is white plastic I completely refurbished, and the other is fine as it is, and I'll just eventually paint over it. There's also an old Rogue Trader dreanought in there as well!



I got a Storm Eagle as a B-day/X-mas present from my gal. Here's a pic of the entire family!



Flipping through some really old WD articles, it seemed that long ago Space Marines utilized something called a Heavy Hoverer. Down the road I found this cool hover tank model made by Demonscape. So I bought it and tricked it out with some 40k bitz. It, to me, is what I think the Heavy Hoverer probably looked like!



I don't play Dark Angels, but I kind of liked the spirit of the new Landspeeder Vengeance. First, I had to get rid of that front gunner, not a fan! The havoc missile laucher fit perfectly in that spot. Second, I traded out the plasma battery for something more Iron Hands-ish, heavy conversion beamers! Those are Space Crusade beamers, from the dreadnought expansion!



Finally, the metal T-hawk, which, as you can see, is just a pile of bits. I won't b getting to this for awhile. I want to finish my scratch built one first!



Later in the week, I'll show off a neat 3rd party tank kit I picked up!

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Great update! Can't wait to see what you do with those MK1 termies. I remember AkaMythos making them ages ago but he only seems to have made one guy as far as I can tell.

Hover tank is super cool, you sure do find some very obscure references to build on!

While I despise the DA land speeder thing with a passion you seem to have made it half decent, the missile launcher was meant to be!

I suspect that T-hawk may need a little pinning, looks a tad heavy..

   
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If you revisit my thread, I also did 6 Emperor's Children... I'm also current doing another 10 Raven Guard for my pre-heresy army.
   
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Ah, so you did! Very impressive work, just a little hard to find that is all.

   
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Ok, here is an interesting specimen. Some time ago I found this pic depicting an interesting 40k inspired tank:



It's from a neat site called Tempus Fugitives, and this tank and its stats were for their Horus Heresy Campaign, which pre-dates all the FW stuff. One of their members, who goes by the name Da Vinci, built and sold a kit of this tank for a little while. I was lucky enough to aquire one!



Also, from what I can garner, the above drawing of what Tempus Fugitives called a Perterabo Storm Tank, now it seems to be called an Olympus Storm Tank, is actually an old Forge World sketch or possibly based on some old line art, I'm not really sure. Either way, it makes for a great stand in for FW's Cerberus Tank Hunter, and if it was indeed based on an old FW design, then it can be assumed it was a preliminary sketch of what has now become the Cerberus, which in turn may have been a nod to the Sabre tank as well!


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@CommanderCain: Thanks, glad you like it all! Glad AkaMythos showed up to point out his updates! Hehe, yeah, I'm really digging pretty deep these days. There are certainly other things, but I feel I've covered the most viable things at this point! Yeah, I did't care for the LSV either at first, but in person it is a bit better. When I saw a display model at my local GW I really wanted to see how it would look w/o the front gunner. I'm glad it looks better to say the least, now to explain how my Iron Hands have one of these things flying around?
Yup, I expect a lot of pinning in my near future, and possibly resin mixing, especially if I want it to maintain its structural integrity for years to come. With such a heavy model, there is a good possibility that its wings and landing gears will just bend under its own weight, don't want that to happen!

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