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Looks like the pigeons kit is under 20 quid on ebay, so I might pick one up. Comes with 36 birds, so enough to populate 3-5 Razorwing Flock bases easily and still leave a couple for diorama building. Of course if they came out with a box of crows or vultures, that'd be even better.

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I can't see the pic you posted for the birds, can you share a link?

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I think it possibly only worked for me because I had the image cached, so here's the product page instead of trying to hotlink an image: https://miniart-models.com/products/38036-pigeons/

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 Fenriswulf wrote:
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).



Hmm, it might work as an alternative Ridgerunner for GSC

 
   
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Back on the T55 Model from Tamiya, after running the contents thorugh the converter, thanks for providing that , i'd say they'd make some nice alternatives for Salamander scout tanks, the main cannon is thin enough for an AC; maybee cut down on the barrel a bit, nothing to dificult, and the MG serves as the Heavy Bolter.

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Wouldn't it be a bit long though?
   
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 Fenriswulf wrote:
Wouldn't it be a bit long though?


they're all a bit.long, generally people object to being too small rather than too big.

 
   
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Tanks being too large for their statline has few ingame benefits, so I've not met many people who've ever objected to scratch-builds and conversions that aren't exactly to scale, even in past editions where unit footprints mattered more thanks to deep striking, blast templates and the like.

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I was more worried it would look out of place in the aesthetic, not the actual stats. I, too, have no problems with people going larger for kitbashed or proxy vehicles.
   
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 Fenriswulf wrote:
Wouldn't it be a bit long though?


A vanquisher is excactly 1 CM shorter. Including Barrel, the body is nearly equal.

the main body is infact of equal length,, albeit the hight is a bit iffy at about 1 cm , which is why i suggested running it as a Salamander scout tank.

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 Fenriswulf wrote:
I was more worried it would look out of place in the aesthetic, not the actual stats. I, too, have no problems with people going larger for kitbashed or proxy vehicles.
I generally find that the best aesthetic results come from shortening 1:35 models, usually by cutting down engine compartments.

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this is amazing

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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
I think it possibly only worked for me because I had the image cached, so here's the product page instead of trying to hotlink an image: https://miniart-models.com/products/38036-pigeons/

Very tempted to bling out my unbuilt St. Celestine and her bodyguards with those.

   
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Orks have it easier though, as cut-together vehicles and smashing bits on top of it is always going to be part of the aesthetic

And yeah, those pigeons are actually pretty great Paint them white and they could be Dove stand-in's
   
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 Fenriswulf wrote:
And yeah, those pigeons are actually pretty great Paint them white and they could be Dove stand-in's

Most white doves are pigeons. Standard domestic / feral pigeons are domesticated rock doves, and white doves are usually breeds of pigeon selected for their looks. Apart from the colour, there is basically no difference.

   
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Huh, I did not know that, interesting!

A new video from Andy is up, he builds the 1/35 Takom AK-130 Russian Naval Deck Gun, and hooo-boy is it a big-un!




No idea what this could be used as, outside of a objective marker or the like, lol.
   
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Yeah, I can see that. And even cheaper than the GW piece, though it doesn't come with the built up area. A good idea for a kitbash though.

So, I got a few kits today to see how they match with the Leman Russ tank. Made as much of the tank as I could before I didn't dare to go further because I didn't want to stick things together and possibly not be able to assemble the tank as I wanted.

Here is the 1/35 M5A1 Stuart Tank in comparison with a Leman Russ. 1.5cm thinner, but also that much longer, so I think it evens out. The back end of it is also higher , so you've got a good enough silhouette for the tank. If it really worries you, you could always add some spacer armour to it, or so something with the sponsons if you decide to add them. A touch shorter, but not really enough to warrant a problem. Can always put it on a base if that annoys you.







I think it's a great match. Now I am trying to figure out how I can space out a 1/48 Sherman tank to become a Chimera
   
 
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