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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator





Republic Of Georgia

The Blood Angels Baal Predators I am working on at the moment.
Let me know what you all think.
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Troubled By Non-Compliant Worlds




North East MD

thouse look great! what did you make them out of


i know weird combo just run with it
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Republic Of Georgia

Thanks :-) The white plastic parts are from thin plastic placemats I got at a local store. The green plastic is 3mm plastic card.
Both are easy to cut, and a light score with a knife on the white plastic and it folds easily.
Trying to work out how to do the wheels, got a 32 gauge shotgun and the brass cartridge is about the right diameter, so I might use it as a punch ;-)

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Republic Of Georgia

Got the twin linked assault cannons for the turrets done.
Tell me what you think so far.
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Roseville, CA

Amazing! Once they have paint they'll be almost indistinguishable from the real thing!
   
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Minot, ND

Those are off to a great start! Do you have blueprints that you used or did you just wing it?

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Made in ge
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Republic Of Georgia

Thanks guys, will post some more pics tomorrow.

I have blueprints based on Patorochs paper models, which I have adjusted to suit the materials I am using.

I had to completely do the turrets from scratch though as his fold lines did not work at all.

The assault cannon barrels are made from tooth-picks ;-)


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I can post the turret plans as PDF or AutoCAD dwg file if anyone wants them.

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Yeah I would love to see them! These are awesome!
   
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Republic Of Georgia

Here are some pics showing the progress on the turret hatches so far.

I think they are turning out OK
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Really good effort. You are really taking this to the next level which is adding layers of Plasticard and rivets. Those are details which really will class up your scratch build and show that they are completed models.

They are going to turn out really well at this rate!

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Republic Of Georgia

OK, main turret hatch done, drivers hatches and periscopes on, and vent covers to the exhaust stacks.

Tell me what you think.

Been wondering if I should use filler on the turret joints to go for a cast/welded turret look, or go for the plate look leaving the joint lines and detailing with rivets?
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How long have you spent so far on them?

   
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Republic Of Georgia

Probably about 24 hours actual work total. Working 2 jobs at the moment so time to actually work on them is limited.

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Wouldn't buying the originals be a better time investment?

Good work either way!

   
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Republic Of Georgia

Not really, I enjoy making them :-) , and my daughter (8 years) loves to help.

I also started playing 40K at the time you were required to make anything other than the Rhino yourself, guess its a bit of a habit :-D

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Republic Of Georgia

So, next update, exhaust stacks done, made by wrapping a strip of plastic around the injection points off the sprues and then drilling holes for the vents, and front end lights are done, I am considering putting a shield strip on the fronts of those.

Any comments?
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They look awesome.

Can't wait to see these with paint.

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Republic Of Georgia

Working on the heavy bolters has commenced.

I think I will do large box magazines, I have a (real world military) dislike of exposed ammunition link feeds on the exterior of armored vehicles.......
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North East MD

OMG i wish i could hire you to make me vheicals youre work never cesses to amaze me. KUDO's sir KUDO's


i know weird combo just run with it
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Republic Of Georgia

Thanks Slipknotzim, actually I am sure we could work out something.

I'll try and post some pics of the heavy bolters as they are now. Been a busy week so not much time to work on them. Got the box magazines almost done.

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great looking tanks. I'm mostly finished with a patoroch Whirlwind, but I really like the look of the 3mm plasticard you used on the sides. I had trouble getting the parts that were suppose to be exactly the same to turn out that way (plates that make up the side track housings for example). Do you use anything special to get it to work out right or just cut and adjust till it's right?

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Excellent work dude!
   
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Great build wish I had your skills
   
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;o It's so crazy it just might work! These are looking really good, but I think the turrets look a bit small in comparison to the real ones? And, I like your Heavy Bolter adaptions, they looks great!

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Mansfield

That's superb work so far! Nice job mate.
   
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Republic Of Georgia

Hi guys, thanks for the comments, in answer to the questions

I use a paper Template that I stick down with clear sticky tape, I use it as a standard template and cut using a craft knife and metal ruler, once the piece is cut out I file all the pieces to match in pairs like with the track housing, and number them so I don't mix them up.

The turrets are actually the same size as the drawings in imperial armor in length and breadth and on the real model, if you look at the relationship between the gun mantlet and the drivers hatches, I think they might possibly be a couple of millimeters lower in height, but I think the main reason why they might look smaller is because of the lack of a commander figure.
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Have you thought of making a tutorial on youtube?
   
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Republic Of Georgia

Yes I have actually Dax, I am going to make some BA Vindicators next, I will do a tutorial for those, showing how to make the bodies etc, and add a bit about the turrets for the Baal & standard predators etc.

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Republic Of Georgia

OK, got one done with the heavy bolters.

Comments, as always, are appreciated.
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Ontario, Canada

thinking you might make/magnetize the flamer weapons aswell?

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