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Virginia

Hello all, this is a project log that I'm going to be updating every so often. I was looking through Army Builder, and found this thing called "Mailed Fist Tank Company". This, accompanied by the recent discovery of some Leman Russ alternative, has led me to start making a Tank Company.

The parts I'll make my Lemans out of this KV-1 and various Forge World turrets. I've discovered that this will be approximately $10 cheaper than buying a Leman Russ from GW.
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Here is Knight-Captain Alaric, who will play the role of Pask.

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Here

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A convenience I

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Starting the build

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Virginia

Most of these pictures are for your use, in case you like what you see. For the most part, it's following the directions. Any changes will be pointed out.
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Assembly begins

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Compared to Leman Russ Chassis

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Added onto the suspension

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Slapped a heavy bolter onto that thang :P

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Added more stuff, mostly following the directions

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Finished up the rear



 
   
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Virginia

I quickly discovered that the creator of the tank was a bad modeler. Not "bad" as in "he sucked" (far from it, he's a great modeler), "bad" as in "this guy's pure evil".
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He provided a jig for you to place each track link (one at a time) on. Evil I tell you!

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Eeeeeviiiiil...

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Just a test using my crappy placeholder turret. Evil tracks still visible...

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Ditto.

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Pre-Gw bits.

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Ditto



 
   
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Virginia

The final version, with GW bits on and everything.
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I won my battle with the evil tracks...

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Rear-angle view.



 
   
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That actually looks totally awesome.

I hadn't considered the combination of the Russ turret to a historical chassis which is less silly, but they really do go well together.

Only real problem I see is you could never really use sponsons.

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Virginia

 MajorStoffer wrote:
That actually looks totally awesome.

I hadn't considered the combination of the Russ turret to a historical chassis which is less silly, but they really do go well together.

Only real problem I see is you could never really use sponsons.


Which is convenient, because I never had a desire to use sponsons.

I think that if I decide to use sponsons, I'll just slap some guardsmen with heavy weapons on there.


 
   
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really love the conversion. Sponsons..eh just add more to the tank! could model it to your advantage. i like it well done! i will be following this now.
   
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Japan

Nice work, i bought a French Char B1 tank kit to do a similar thing!

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Virginia

 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Nice work, i bought a French Char B1 tank kit to do a similar thing!


Nice, can't wait to see it.


 
   
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Really like the tank to Chimera conversion. Subbed and will be watching this. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

 
   
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Virginia

Tank to chimera? This is a tank!


 
   
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Subbed.


 
   
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Virginia

SURPRISE ATTACK GENTLEMEN, the first tank is done! I just need to deal with some flash, scrub the forgeworld parts clean of release agent, and paint it.

As you all probably noticed, Knight-Captain Alaric is chilling out on the top.


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Unfortunately, I discovered that the turret ring on the FW turret is too small for the body, so if you guys want to attempt this conversion, you'll have to attach something to the bottom of the turret to make it fit. I used a small section of rubber tubing or something like that. I don't know what it was.
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Front View

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Side View (SUCH A LONG GUN!)

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Welwyn Garden City, England

thats quite cool. I am going to be using a Churchill to do a similar conversion myself if I can find a cheap enough one.

And the Vanquisher cannon is stupidly looooooooong!

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Virginia

It's perfectly in scale with the hull though. I find it quite glorious.


 
   
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Southampton

Nifty idea and well executed

   
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Virginia

It's also thrifty! Even with the forgeworld turrets, it's cheaper than a standard Russ (and IMO looks better too)!


 
   
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Welwyn Garden City, England

Just though is the KV-1 a 1:48 or 1:35 scale?

Found a 1:35 Churchill but its as expensive as a Russ. Re-considering and might either try and find a 1:48 Churchill or a Sherman seeing as they had an absolute ton of variants.

Makmut would make a good Griffon and the Preist could be a Basilisk or Medusa.

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Cymru

Ross74H wrote:
Just though is the KV-1 a 1:48 or 1:35 scale?


Its got what looks like 1:48 on the box in the OP

Excellent conversion dude, stroke of genius adding the Russ turret to a historical tank

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Earth

Long Barrel looks good on Long Tank.


*Saves pic to favorite tanks folder*

 
   
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Virginia

Ross74H wrote:
Just though is the KV-1 a 1:48 or 1:35 scale?

Found a 1:35 Churchill but its as expensive as a Russ. Re-considering and might either try and find a 1:48 Churchill or a Sherman seeing as they had an absolute ton of variants.

Makmut would make a good Griffon and the Preist could be a Basilisk or Medusa.


The KV-1 is 1:48 scale, and costs about $18. The turret is about $17, so it turns out around $10 cheaper than the regular Russ. It's still a great deal if you decide to buy the Leman Russ accessories sprue for the dozer blade and/or hull stowage.


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 JoeRugby wrote:
Ross74H wrote:
Just though is the KV-1 a 1:48 or 1:35 scale?


Its got what looks like 1:48 on the box in the OP

Excellent conversion dude, stroke of genius adding the Russ turret to a historical tank


Thank you.


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 Chi3f wrote:
*Saves pic to favorite tanks folder*


Thiiiiiiief! :O

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Welwyn Garden City, England

Lol I theived it too! First time I have seen one of the monster FW Vanq guns look good!

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 Smitty wrote:



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Thiiiiiiief! :O





I just have a folder full of my favorite stuff to drool over. I'm constructing my Renegade IG army and heavily converted (looted?) projects make me warm and fuzzy inside.

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That tank is sweet, the GW leman russ is a bit too short and stumpy for me, your tank may provide 'inspiration' for a future IG i'm planning in my head!

That chassis could also provide a great base for a Ragnarok siege tank, If you scratch built a boxy turret for it!

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Plano, Texas

Individual tank links can be a pain to assemble, but they allow for such a greater level of detail. You can truly capture the sagging effect of the tracks on the top of the return rollers if you do it right.

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Virginia

 Nowlan wrote:
Individual tank links can be a pain to assemble, but they allow for such a greater level of detail. You can truly capture the sagging effect of the tracks on the top of the return rollers if you do it right.


The top saggy on the bottom non-saggy were each a whole part. It was just the curves on the drive wheels that i had to assemble one by one.


 
   
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Well then that's just tedium for the sake of tedium...

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Welwyn Garden City, England

I stole the idea but I used a 1:35 Panzer II, they didnt have a 1:48 Churchill which was what I wanted although I have now found one - £22 though so with FW turrets its going to be nearly as expensive as the GW Russs. Still might make one though

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Just a play with an Eradicator turret from a Russ kit on top...

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Virginia

Very nice!


 
   
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UK

Yup, copied. Just ordered 4 of these off ebay, £32. Free delivery. I've got one leman russ turret lying about. If I can get 3 more for under £30 I'll be well happy. Might even look at some of the 3rd party ones rather than FW. Thanks for the inspiration.

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