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Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

Hail to all and everyone that come to read this, and welcome. I have been a tourist around these threads for a long time, but just came around to my first post a couple weeks ago, drawn in by Briancj’s contest Discarded Treasure. After that, I jumped in the LoeR on-running competition too, and now I figured I might give a shot at my own P&M Blog, so here it goes.

A couple pics of my entry to Brian’s comp:







Link to the contest related pages of his thread: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2070/310187.page , hope it works; final entries up to page 80, really worth taking a look)

I was lured next by the LoeR terrain competition, themed on Big Guns, so I put aside another ongoing projects (Meaning unfinished, more than on the way) and, picking up a couple things I had put aside for a deeming idea, I sketched down mine:



Moving from the drawing board to the workbench:





Scale shot:



Link to the contest thread: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/540894.page

Today’s work:



The use of clothespins as part of the build are a shameless rip from Chelnov’s entry in the previous comp, for which I am grateful.



Scale shot:



Primer is drying up as I type, I will update on this later on.

And meanwhile, an attempt at a conversion I started recently, mostly as a reminder as to go back to it once the other projects are completed.





More to come…



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Update on the gun emplacement:







And scale reference:



Next step: Paint?

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Scotland

Excellent work. Like what I see.

Subbed.

   
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Left Coast

Welcome to the community (the active part at least ).

These are great! You have so much time left in the competition, you could make another gun emplacement. Keep 'em coming!

   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Camkierhi: Thank you, and welcome!
@Fango: Thanks, but I'll pass for now, one at a time is more than enough.

Not much of an update on the comp project, but, not being the only ongoing build around, and not totally unrelated either, a shot at a - although more modest - artillery piece:

(I had come across a tutorial by Le Medico for a heavy weapon firing base some time ago and saved it for trying it out. After a couple "standard" builds, I scaled it up a bit)







And after priming, besides its smaller predecessors:



Cheers

 
   
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Scotland

Great work, going to have to have a go myself soon.

Only thing I am not 100 % on would be the size of the base/stand for the big gun. It looks brilliant, but it looks a little small. Not sure. I am probably wrong and its the perspective throwing me out.

   
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By the foot of the Andes

I hadn’t thought of it before, but now that you bring it up, I see your point. The hind leg is most likely too short – after a quick web search, the rear base seems to be as long as the barrel in most artillery pieces – so if fired, it would probably rollover backwards!

So this will probably be its only pics before it blows itself over:





(Base and armour are supposed to be dark green and lightly weathered, somewhat lost in the pics)

And the smaller lascannons:



While I was building those, I picked up some spare pieces and brought this one together too:



(No sure what it may actually be, but I sort of like how it turned out nevertheless)


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Aiming (pun intended) at broadening the heavy weapons base after the lasscannons, I tried to put together a to-be-when-crewed autocannon squad.





Cheers.

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By the foot of the Andes


On a more serious note, an attempt at scratch-built mobility and firepower:

Chimeras:



(95% cardboard, plus a few bits)

And Leman Russ Battle tank with either punisher or standard battle cannons:



(Cardboard chassis and plasticard turret)

More to come, C&C mostly welcomed!

 
   
Made in us
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Really nice stuff here!
Will keep tabs on it

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Berlin Germany

ah... is it meant to be to just stumble over your thread? or just pure coincidence? either way...

brilliant work mate!
the big gun looks very good and your artillery looks very good too... and you built paper and cardboard tanks that totally look the part ! I will be a follower thus

cheers, vik

   
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By the foot of the Andes

@Sageheart: Thanks, and welcome any time.
@Viktor: Accident or predestination, you are welcomed any way, and thank you for your comments (I am at the time in the process of slowly catching up with your massive thread, hope to get to date soon!)

Those are now waiting for detailing and paint, along with this:



(Another bashing of parts and random pieces and in the process of being turned into terrain)

 
   
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Berlin Germany

oh.... that looks good...

mind telling me how you did that corckscrew antenna? I might use this for a project of mine...

   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Great stuff littletower - your enty in Briancj's comp led me here and glad it did. Your LoER gun emplacement comp entry is also amazing, the scale shot is amazing and the base building looks like it was purpose built, not just scratchbuilt ! I will be checking back to your pages on a regular basis...

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By the foot of the Andes

@Ruglud: Thanks, really appreciated. As I mentioned in the comp’s thread, I took me more than a couple attempts (Saved, of course, for an indefinite future use) to get to this shape, so having it found fitting is highly rewarding.
I’ve wanted to give the camo netting a shot for a long time, and found your entry in Briancj’s comp inspiring – liked the pallets too, been saving coffee stirrers since! – I’ll try it out as soon as I can.

@Viktor, Of course, but I’m afraid you might be disappointed, there’s not special secret ingredient involved…

Spoiler:

It is just a thin, single stranded wire, around 15 cents long, flattened and rolled around a suitable size tube (A lollipop stick, in this case), from the middle, for 4/5 turns, (leaving a straight length on each side of the coil). The coil is lightly stretched to open up the turns, and the final twists, to re-shape/position both ends of the corkscrew section, were made with a long nose pliers.

(I used one of the thin, individual wires that make up an UPT –network- or telephone cable. Coms is preferable to networking cable, as the twisting is looser and thus, easier to stretch. Single stranded – only one copper strand -, makes it sturdier)

Glued to a short length of tubing in the lower end (Again, the lollipop stick), and with a small drop of PVA glue added to the upper end.

The other the parts are a bottle cap, an electrical piping nut, a plastic pen body, and some assorted bits from the throw- everything bin. The parabolic antenna is an oval shaped piece of plasticard, heated with a hot air gun and curve shaped, and the shorter pole in the back is an actual Pop rivet.

I’ll try to post a pic tomorrow to make myself clearer; surely it’d be better shown than told!


Cheers.

 
   
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Berlin Germany

thanks littletower!
I was secretly imagine you have used some kind of plastic rod for this , but the single stranded wire is of course the much better and cheaper choice!... dave introduced me to this a long time ago... I should have known^^...

yeah that method will do nicely for my own sinister needs... and believe me, they will be sinister^^


   
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By the foot of the Andes

@Victor: You are welcome; I'll be waiting then to see it in use in some of your upcoming proyects!

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UK

There is some awesome stuff in this thread, I love the way you've taken a seemingly random collection of bits and bobs and turned them into something that looks absolutely seamless. The defence laser is especially awesome. Great stuff, and keep it coming!

Also, did you use a template for the Chimera/russ scratchbuilds, as I've been looking for something similar for a while?

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Berlin Germany

if you´re looking for these... there is a community at yahoo groups... called BWC... they have lots of templates...join that group and you will have templates galore...

   
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UK

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
if you´re looking for these... there is a community at yahoo groups... called BWC... they have lots of templates...join that group and you will have templates galore...


Thanks, I'll look into that.

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Made in ca
Hellacious Havoc





Montreal

What have you use to do the awesome round copula?

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Paradigm: Thanks, and, yes, there should be more on the way, you are welcomed to drop by again anytime. As to templates, you can also check Armoman's thread in Zealot.com (http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170912) there is a lifetime worth of work there.

@Ilove40k: The gun cover is a spare for a minidome security camera, I closed part of the lens opening with plasticard and added the riveted reinforcement around it.

This is the one I originally planned to use, the actual one came from a different, slightly larger, model, as that one ended up being too small.






 
   
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Montreal

 Littletower wrote:
@Paradigm: Thanks, and, yes, there should be more on the way, you are welcomed to drop by again anytime. As to templates, you can also check Armoman's thread in Zealot.com (http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170912) there is a lifetime worth of work there.

@Ilove40k: The gun cover is a spare for a minidome security camera, I closed part of the lens opening with plasticard and added the riveted reinforcement around it.

This is the one I originally planned to use, the actual one came from a different, slightly larger, model, as that one ended up being too small.







Thanks a lot I was looking to built a gun like yours for my campaign very nice idea and result !

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Holy Gak!- We've got a gun-exert here! Some seriously amazing work man! I especially like the to-be-crewed weapons! Brilliant idea! And the tracked autocannon carriage is fantastic as well! And extra-killy little mobile emplacement!

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Berlin Germany

thanks for that link little tower!... that need to be digested in due time...(better make that eons )

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Ilove40k: You are welcome, and please, try it out and comment!
@dsteingass: Thanks a lot. No, no expert, but giving it a try... I'm quite fond of the little one myself, maybe even enough as to get back to it and paint it sometime!
@Victor: Indeed!

 
   
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By the foot of the Andes

Side-tracked from my comp project yesterday to put together a different terrain piece:



(Admittedly, the idea for the build was blatantly ripped from Theophony's thread)

I'll will be painting this first, as a test/try-out before tackling the gun emplacement.

Thanks for reading.

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Really nice work on this blog, I'm enjoying every peace of environment so far (if we can count the big gun as env)
Keep them coming!
   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@LeCare: Glad you do, and more to come, thanks.

When I downloaded the last pics, I found one of another of the bases I'd been working on:



(60mm bases for a couple Sentinels)




 
   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Great work, loving it all. Don't get too sidetracked dude, these comps sneak up on you.

Love your guns, and the nice industrial pieces are simple but very effective.

Now lets see some paint!!

   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

that new piece looks very good!
I really should do more terrain pieces... very inspiring!

   
Made in ar
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





By the foot of the Andes

@Camkierhi: Thanks for the advice, I couldn't agree more. It's happened before: it looks as if there was plenty of time before a deadline, until the due date just pops up in the calendar and half the work has to get done overnight! Not this time... (Have I heard that before?)
@Viktor: Thanks, glad you liked it.

Basecoated, and some extra work on the tanks:


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