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I'd have to see it in the flesh but I wonder if it can be beefed up to a Shadowsword.

 
   
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Hrmmm, not sure.

From this page it gives the dimensions of the tank as length 7m (which likely includes the barrel), width 3.8m and height 2.8m.

Put through a scale calculator, it spits out the model dimensions as being 20cm long, 10.85cm wide and 8cm high.

I found these dimensions on this forum for the Baneblade;

Length: 22cm from the rear tracks to the front tracks. 20cm from the engine to the front of the tank.
Width: 14cm Not including Sponsons. 18cm including sponsons.
Height: 6 cm from the bottom of the tracks to the top of the main body. Add a further 1.5cm for the main gun mount.


So the length isn't going to be correct, because the real life dimensions include the barrel, the width is 4cm short, but the height seems ok. You'd need to figure some way to lengthen and widen the chassis, unless you want to start sticking a bunch of expanded armour plates on it, maybe fuel tanks or power plant on the back. But if you did so I think you'd ruin its aesthetic, and could pretty much use any tank in its place instead.

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Been working on fliers lately and found some cool cold war ones that would work in 40k.
IIRC the F7 Cutlass was a terrible plane, but damn it looks good. Lightning count as?

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000XQ5BXM/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A3T4B7B9ZEC3ML&psc=1



I've posted this before but damn it looks nice.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ZVQYKO/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=A2BK8NKU7JCVDN&psc=1



And wow, possible Marauder Bomber stand in.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QGHQZBJ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A34E5LSOOR0BT6&psc=1


 
   
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Some more grade A Bang-Bang...

1/35 naval turret, it's supposed be like 35cm/1 foot built.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/takom-2129-ak-130--1243497

Retailing for $50-60

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Takom 1/35 Russian Naval Gun


 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Retailing for $50-60


And the only one I can see on eBay is US $118...

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beast_gts wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Retailing for $50-60


And the only one I can see on eBay is US $118...


It may not be in general release yet, I saw for 2020.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
beast_gts wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Retailing for $50-60


And the only one I can see on eBay is US $118...


It may not be in general release yet, I saw for 2020.


True - scalemates says 2020 & HLJ Dec 2019.
   
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Tamiya has made a new 1/48 scale T-55 tank, which should be nicely sized to use as a proxy for 40k.

A preview of the kit can be found at this video here.




Review starts at 5:20. Looks very promising! No rubber tracks for this makes it even better.

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ooh, that t55 with spikes would make for a great addition for a bloodpact army with their homebrew tanks.


Come to think of it, i'd imagine a lot of soviet vehicles in that size category might do?

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My go to at 1/48 scale was going to be Hobby Boss' T34 tank, because it's amazingly detailed, comes with plastic tracks and is very reasonably priced. But now this has come about, it would be a really interesting one to check out, as it is a lot more modern, so you don't get stuck in a WWII tank theme like a lot of IG proxy armies do.

I am not sure how many other 1/48 Soviet stuff is out there, but it would be worth checking out. A small tank or vehicle that is scaled at 1/35 might also work quite nicely, but you'd have to check it out first. I find Wikipedia is useful to gauge the vehicles dimensions, then I use an online scale calculator set at the right size (ie 1/35) to find out how big those real world dimensions would work out to in cm/mm, and see if it is a good fit.

A lot of the 1/35 stuff is sadly too large, unless you're looking for things like a Mecharius proxy, but 1/48 tanks should be able to stand in for Leman Russ tanks quite well.

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 Fenriswulf wrote:
My go to at 1/48 scale was going to be Hobby Boss' T34 tank, because it's amazingly detailed, comes with plastic tracks and is very reasonably priced. But now this has come about, it would be a really interesting one to check out, as it is a lot more modern, so you don't get stuck in a WWII tank theme like a lot of IG proxy armies do.

I am not sure how many other 1/48 Soviet stuff is out there, but it would be worth checking out. A small tank or vehicle that is scaled at 1/35 might also work quite nicely, but you'd have to check it out first. I find Wikipedia is useful to gauge the vehicles dimensions, then I use an online scale calculator set at the right size (ie 1/35) to find out how big those real world dimensions would work out to in cm/mm, and see if it is a good fit.

A lot of the 1/35 stuff is sadly too large, unless you're looking for things like a Mecharius proxy, but 1/48 tanks should be able to stand in for Leman Russ tanks quite well.


Are you going to get one then?
Also, IG always struck me as from interwar to slight postwar thematically in their vehicle design, so this is imo a good fit for a local tank version.

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I have bought a lot of kits to try and proxy as Leman Russ tanks. I bought a 1/35 M41 Bulldog and a 1/35 M60A2 and they're way too big. I managed to find a 1/48 M60A1, and while width wise it was perfect, it was too long. That's not really a problem if you don't care, and I guess if you have a long barrel it's not a problem, but they didn't look like what I wanted in a tank. The 1/48 M60A1 should be around the same dimensions as a T-55 I reckon, so it would be the same deal there, where it is perfect so long as you don't mind it being a bit onger in length, and possibly shorter in height.

So now instead I am using the Secret Weapon Miniatures AFV, but modifying it to have tracks instead of wheels. I want to make a semi-futuristic force, and this looks like it would work well. I am taking the tracks from the 1/35 M60 T97E2 workable track link set I bought and either using them as is (making the vehicle wider in the process), or cutting them back to being only 1cm wide. I'll have to think about it. (Edit: Checking with the picture of the AFV, the wheels jut out further than the skirts, making the width about the same as the track links I have bought, so I might just use them as is).

But if I were to go to do a different theme, I probably wouldn't care about the extra length and grab something like this. The tank looks nice, you can easily change up the turret if you want a different look, but overall it's pretty cool.

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One thing to keep in mind is after the war tanks got bigger. A WWII tank is like the size of a van, so a 1/35 Sherman is a different animal than a 1/35 Abrams.

 
   
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Yeah exactly this. So if you want something Merkava sized, 1/35 post-war is your best bet. For Leman Russ sized, if you want as close dimensions as possible, the 1/48 T34 is a good choice. If you don't care about length and want something more modern looking, then 1/48 modern is for you.
   
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Video on the assembly of the new 1/48 T-55.


   
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 Fenriswulf wrote:
Video on the assembly of the new 1/48 T-55.




Now i really want a side by side comparison to an IG model and a IG tank.

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Saw a few things from the Nuremberg Toy Fair.

https://www.facebook.com/themodellingnews/

Revell has a 1/200 scale De-Mountainator kit coming.

https://www.facebook.com/Revell/

If I'm reading that right it'll be meter long!




A company I'm not familiar with called Das Werk has some WWII kits that might be of interest.

https://www.facebook.com/DasWerkModels









Edit can't link the Revell kit so uploading.

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Revell de-mountinator kit

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687 parts.... eh.
   
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 kestral wrote:
687 parts.... eh.


But it comes with glue AND paint!

 
   
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You guys are all looking at that T-55, but I’m over here eyeing that sexy, sexy R35
   
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If you wanted to use it as a Leman Russ, it's the right length (11cm), but 2.7cm thinner on the width, and 1.7cm too short. If you wanted to put the effort in with spacer armour, it might work out, but it'd look a little odd. Could proxy as something else though, but I don't know what.

I've done some checking on various tanks from WWII which could be used as Leman Russ proxy's. And so far, the 1/35 M3/M5 Stuart is probably the closest I've found to the size of a Leman Russ. It's 2cm longer than a Russ, but only slightly thinner (1.5cm thinner) and only 0.16cm shorter. Has the benefit of having a hull mounted weapon, and the turret has a co-axial machine gun which you could have as either a storm bolter or stubber. It wouldn't be too hard to change up the main gun either, giving it a bigger, heavier or longer barrel (not Russ sized, that would look terrible) to represent the different gun types. For me, the M5 turret looks the best, and is longer so it looks like it could easily house a bigger gun, which it did on the variants that were made. There was a 75mm howitzer version of this tank made, so a demolisher cannon isn't out of the question

The other benefit is that it has quite chunky side armour areas where you could attach kit bashed sponsons. Overall I think it's one of the closest substitute tanks you can get, and there is a heck of a lot of makers of this tank in 1/35, so price for them would be quite reasonable.

Here's a neat build a modeller did of a very old Tamiya M5 kit with some resin accessories. More modern versions of this kit are available.




For Australian buyers, you can get the Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 kit which comes with 4 figures for it for $33.50AUD from BNA Model World, compared to $83AUD for a Leman Russ from GW.

Just went looking online, Aussies can get the 1/35 M8 Howitzer variant of this for around $30AUD. Looks the part as a Leman Russ Demolisher.
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1/35 M8 Howitzer

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Das Werk does awesome (but sadly limited run IIRC) kits of lesser known vehicles and equipment pieces. Watching uncle Night Shift on youtube building their Rutscher kit is good fun.

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Thickness has always been the issue for proxying GW tanks.

Real world tanks are limited in their width by the size of roads, tunnels, bridges etc. Plus thinner tanks are harder to hit. But GW tanks are a bit too wide for scale.

 
   
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For all of us looking for Dark Eldar Razorwing Flock proxies...



I'm only half in jest. A flock of giant murder-doves would actually be pretty effin' rad.

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Kugelwhatnow???

You learn something every day...


I know! I googled it, and it's apparently German for 'Sphere Tank', they built one, never used it and it ended up in a Russian museum. So apparently even the Nazis thought it was a stupid idea.

Even wikipedia has like 2 lines on it. And wikipedia has 50 pages on Light Sabre fencing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kugelpanzer

But the Imperium is not constrained by mere thoughts of practicality or sanity!

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There's also a kit of the Russian version available, with complete interior:


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That's... Pretty badass actually!

Having worked in the mining industy for quite a while, I am very drawn to the Bucket Wheel Excavator. I don't think it would necessarily have a tabletop role, but damn it looks great!

On impulse, I bought the 1/35 M8 Howitzer for $30.80AUD, shown on the right in the photo below. It looks fantastic, and is a snap at the price compared to a Demolisher. Once I receive it and put it together, I'll take some photos and show how it measures up next to a Leman Russ.
[Thumb - 1-35 M5A1 & M8.jpg]

   
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upcoming from Rubicon, proabably going to look a touch too small against GWs heroic scale, but it would looks so good for guard or GSC

 
   
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Yeah, at 1/56 scale it will be too small. The 1/35 versions of these are pretty damn close to Taurox size (longer, slightly thinner and shorter).
   
 
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