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Coventry

So yeh, it's me again! I can already hear the collective groans of hundreds of Dakkanaughts who frequent this forum...

After starting a blog with my endeavours with the Space Wolves of Bran Redmaw and then my dalliance with doing my own IG army using the plastic Cadians, I decided I'd bite the bullet and start something completely new- Death Korps. I have always loved the DKoK models and the fluff is rather nifty too. I have always had a (some might say unhealthy) fascination with the Wehrmacht of WW2, namely the uniforms and equipment and while the DKoK may look more WW1 in appearance, they more than fit the bill for a winter themed army. Specifically, the Ardennes Offensive- lots of tanks, greatcoat-wearing infantry, trees and snow.

In this completely new blog (I say "completely new"; the first model is one I have already featured in my old blog...) I will attempt to be more motivated and try to update whenever I can. At the moment I have a Command HQ, Platoon Command Squad and 2 Infantry Squads: The HQ has been assembled and is awaiting priming and painting, the rest are awaiting assembly which I am not looking forward to, looking at some of the casts...

I aim to use my airbrush to speed things up a bit and to will use vehicle building to break up painting infantry. I want to get a 'real-life' look to my models and as such they will be dirty and weathered but without making them look so covered in rust and mud as to make them unservicable. I'm using Vallejo colours to get the right feldgrau on the uniforms. The armour and helmets will be in a white-washed kind of sheme to provide a good contrast and some winter-camouflage of sorts. I am also still of the opinion that Leman Russ tanks look poo so will be revisiting my take on the vehicle- my favourite IG tank is the Macharius and since that is considered to be a mini-Baneblade, I want to make a mini-Macharius...

If any one has any criticisms please don't hesitate to tell me, I'd rather know something is gak and attempt to improve upon it!

So, mud? Check. Snow? Check. Rebreathers? Check.



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Uk Preston

Fantastic, very well done. i would only say perhaps doing some more to the snow. Maybe create a slush by mixing some water and pva in with the snow flock.
   
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Coventry

Thanks TheFireDrake. I do need to go back and tend to the snow- it's actually a mix of snow flock, PVA and water with some extra snow flock sprinkled on top. I think I'll go back over it again as it does look a bit grassy.
   
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Coventry

Ummm, yeh so this happened...










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I should probably say that the above tank is my take on a mini-Macharius and will form the basis of my Leman Russ MBTs. I had a load of plans drawn up for the chassis and the rear armoured section but then I came to the turret and I'm kinda winging it! This particular tank will have a punisher gatling cannon which will be made from brass rods and have a cowling similar to that of the Vulcan Macharius, except it will only have one 6-barrel assembly on the left of the turret and a targeting array on the right in front of the commanders hatch.


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Brass tubes have been ordered, 2mm and 3mm, so hopefully they will turn up by the end of the week. I've ordered some rod too so I can make handles for hatches and a ladder to the commanders hatch. I'm yet to decide on how to do the exhausts, any ideas people?

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Coventry

Started filling in the gaps tonight, adding the segmented armour panels and hinges to the cowl on the turret- tried to emulate the Vulcan turret for this.


   
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Clacks Scotland

Very nice work there mate! Really love the look of this and the proportions and angles look great! Cant wait to see more detail as it progresses!

Can i just ask... what kind of rod are you going to be using for the handles and ladder?! its always something i have wanted to do to add some extra detail!! I actually looked at using diferent sizes of staples with the legs cut down a little biut which seemed like it might work.......

Anyway... i am blethereing...... Cant wait to see more!

Cheers!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
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Amazing start to this thread.

Love the colour scheme that you've chosen. Suitably realistic and gritty.

The mini-Macharius look is shaping up to be a classic.

Can't wait to see more!

   
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Coventry

Thanks very much chaps!

@MagosBiff90, I've ordered some 1mm brass rod from Ebay with which I will do the ladders and handles.

@Medium of Death, I'm going to attempt the same weathered white-wash look on the tank which will no doubt be interesting and result in much swearing!

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Uk Preston

Ace, look forward to that beast being battle ready. White vehicles are just ace, they love weathering.
   
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Coventry

Cheers! I'm feeling quite apprehensive about painting this tank- I kinda the together the last one I made and the care I'm taking over this would make it a real shame if I made a mess of the paint!
Anyway, hopefully I'll have the turret plates done and the rivets in place and filed to size tonight. If the brass bits have arrived I can start on the ladder, handles and gatling cannon...
   
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Coventry

Thanks LDP. A trip to the local GW is in order this evening as I've discovered I'm all out of greenstuff...


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Made a bit more progress on the tank this evening. I foresee rivetting will be the end of my insanity...



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Clacks Scotland

Looking awesome there mate! Really like how this tank is shaping up and those rivets.... sweet!

Am sure you will smash the paintwork! No worries! Keeping my eye on this one!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
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Coventry

@MagosBiff90, thanks for your faith! I was going to ask if perhaps I'd gone a little overboard with the rivets?
   
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Clacks Scotland

The one thing i have learned... is that when it comes to rivets.... you can never have enough rivets!

Na in all seriousness it looks cool mate!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
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Coventry

Cool. After looking at the canopy hinges though, I think I'll do them again but tapered and with smaller rivets. I'll finish the side panels and start on the rear armour. If the bras tubes have arrived, I may even start on the gun.


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Progress is slow- added more panels, rivets to said panels and the comms thing from the chimera sprue (will probably replace the thick antennae for thin wire ones).
I also removed some of the rivets from the trim of the canopy as it looked a little crowded compared to the Macharius one.



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Coventry

Started on the body of the cannon and the integrated searchlight...


   
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Clacks Scotland

Very nice work! Those details on that turret look great allready even at this early stage! Cant wait to see the gun mounted so we can get an idea of the real form of the turret and the balance of it! Really cool stuff!

As my father once said to me : You cant polish a turd... but you can roll it in glitter!
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Coventry

Thanks MagosBiff90, I'm going to try and get the barrels done this evening. I've managed to get part of the storage box done on the back of the turret and some extra plates on the hull. Depending on how I get on with the barrels, I may webbed start detailing the rear.
   
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Japan

Nice lots of rivets, it gets my rivet seal of approval

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Coventry

Haha, yes rivets will probably be the death of me! I have plans to do a couple more of these beasts- hopefully I'll have streamlined the process and I'll be able to build them simultaneously.


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Just out of interest, does anyone know if you can get angled styrene tube?

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Japan

Angled in which way or do you mean? bend?

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Coventry

Finished the gatling cannon and the storage container at the back of the turret.






I need to work on the hatches for the rear of the tank plus I've ordered some tubes which I'll bend for the exhausts using a hair dryer- found a tutorial online about how to do it, seems simple enough.
   
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Thats a well done tank!

I will be follow this P&M

   
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Coventry

Apologies fellow Dakkanaughts but I've been busy the past couple of nights (theatre and pub last night and painting icons for an F1 Ferrari car cake that my fiancée is making tonight!) but I haven't been totally idle. I've been researching the best way to do a white-wash winter camouflage scheme on my vehicles and I think I've found the perfect one by none other that Mig Jimenez.

http://migjimenez.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/tiger-i-148-winter-camo.html?m=1

The styrene tubes still haven't arrived so exhausts won't be done until they do. I'll have to make a start on the vents and the rear hatches instead.
   
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Central US

I like the baby Macharius >:3

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Wisbech

That's the exact scheme I was going for on my Dkok...before they...melted. Brilliant! And awesome Macharius type tank.
   
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Coventry

Thanks chaps. LazzarusMan, your DKoK melted? Sounds ominous...
   
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Glorious work on that tank. Can't wait to see it finished and painted!

   
 
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