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We've got a thread for new SF model releases. How about a thread for new historical vehicles that can be used in 40K?


http://www.hlj.com/product/TKO2008/Mil
Mark IV tank from WW1. The inspiration for the Land Raider and Leman Russ. The real tank is a lot narrower. It would be pretty easy to saw it lengthways and widen out the hull with plastic card.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HOB23841/Mil
Soviet T25 -- basically a copy of the Vickers A1E1 concept but the Russians actually used it in combat. The inspiration for the Baneblade. The real tank is a lot narrower (GW vehicles are always very wide for some reason.) It would be pretty easy to add sponsons to the sides.

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While it wouldn't fit 40K, I've long thought that the Draken would make a great spacefighter. Unfortunately, there is only a single premium manufacturer who made one in 1/48 scale.

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I like Academy's cheap 1/48 Merkava tanks for sci-fi tanks:



I get mine off ebay for less than $20 after shipping.



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Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.

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I use the extended MK1 as Land raider prototype and a Char B1 bis as a leman russ


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Here's a couple of self propelled artillery pieces that might fit in with the Astra Militarum

M7 Priest

Sexton

Best news here is both are based on the same chassis as the M3 Lee/Grant and the M4 Sherman, meaning there are lots of other kits if you want to build your army around a common chassis.

Including lots of variants like these:

Firefly - good for a LR Vanquisher

Jumbo - for extra armour

Skink - in case you need a quad-barreled anti-aircraft tank


For a slightly sleeker look, the T-54/55 family includes a bewildering array of variants including additional armour, Armoured Personnel Carriers and Anti-Aircraft types.

Another good tank to look at is the Char 1. Not a lot of variants, but it certainly has that 40K feel.

EDIT - Ninja'd on the Char-1, spent too much time looking up Sherman variants.

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Nice list Jefffar - thanks!

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This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.

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Aside from the length of the barrel, I really dig that B1, KK!

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
We've got a thread for new SF model releases. How about a thread for new historical vehicles that can be used in 40K?


http://www.hlj.com/product/TKO2008/Mil
Mark 1 tank from WW1. The inspiration for the Land Raider and Leman Russ. The real tank is a lot narrower. It would be pretty easy to saw it lengthways and widen out the hull with plastic card.


Is this model out yet?

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August Release.

Emhar do a Mk V but it is a much older kit. This new kit should be nice. If you want to convert the tank for 40K it doesn't matter much which mark it is. They are pretty similar.

With most historical to 40K conversions you have to think about replacing the weapons. 40K gun barrels are massively over-sized, probably three to four times "normal".

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 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.


Any pics next to some minis Mathieu?

Great idea for a thread!
   
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I actually downscaled all the barrels I could on my vehicles. My Merkava chimera have the Dreamforge AA guns as the heavy bolter, so still massive but only because of the array, each barrel is "reasonable."
I used two of Paulson's rotary guns for my Punisher's turret and 1/35 gun barrels for the hull/sponson weapons.
I then took out the main gun of my Stuarts to mount two heavy stubbers to simulate Exterminators.
The only GW autocannon I kept was the one I use on the Universal Carriers that stand in as sentinels. Almost as long as the vehicle itself... it's not perfect, but very manly.


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 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.


Any pics next to some minis Mathieu?

Great idea for a thread!


I'll try to get you some tonight. I'll bring the camera home. Lighting will suck, though, still no ceiling light. (Anyone can help my find a vintage art deco ceiling fixture that will not bleed my wallet dry? Say, Land Raider priced?)

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This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.
I found one of those, without its gun, rusting away in a barn in Kansas, back in the early '70s.

For years it was a mystery to me how a French tank ended up in a barn in Kansas, but the answer, when I found it was... boring.

The US bought over a hundred of those tanks, and manufactured hundreds more - and they were all sent to Kansas when they were decommissioned. Many ended up as tractors....

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
August Release.

Emhar do a Mk V but it is a much older kit. This new kit should be nice. If you want to convert the tank for 40K it doesn't matter much which mark it is. They are pretty similar.

With most historical to 40K conversions you have to think about replacing the weapons. 40K gun barrels are massively over-sized, probably three to four times "normal".


The picture i posted is the old Emhar kit, the B1 bis is the 1:35 Tamiya kit

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So, without further ado, my Merkava-based APCs.



I got all my vehicles in my gallery, just added them. Universal Carrier/Scout Sentinel, Grant/Punisher, Stuart/Exterminator, Supacat/Taurox.

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This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.
I found one of those, without its gun, rusting away in a barn in Kansas, back in the early '70s.

For years it was a mystery to me how a French tank ended up in a barn in Kansas, but the answer, when I found it was... boring.

The US bought over a hundred of those tanks, and manufactured hundreds more - and they were all sent to Kansas when they were decommissioned. Many ended up as tractors....

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Since the first prototype tanks were based on an agricultural tractor, and this is a "swords into ploughshares" story, I think it is rather interesting.

I wonder if there are any rescuable units that could be got into a museum.

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 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
So, without further ado, my Merkava-based APCs.
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I got all my vehicles in my gallery, just added them. Universal Carrier/Scout Sentinel, Grant/Punisher, Stuart/Exterminator, Supacat/Taurox.


Cool! I was thinking of taking an extra academy merkava I have and adding a gun shield and making some sort of sci fi tank destroyer out of it. It'd also be ideal for putting an anti-air turret on, or a artillery piece. Or anything really.

The Leopard probably has potential as well:


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The M551 Sheridan is quite funky looking, especially the Gulf War version with the armoured machine gun post on top.


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that char B1 is actually pretty cool.
what scale gets it close to a russ?
   
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Dimensions of a number of relevant vehicles
are listed in my article here...

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that char B1 is actually pretty cool.
what scale gets it close to a russ?

1:35 is your best bet, 40k tanks are quite oversized, at least for imperial guard, most gw tanks are higher than the historical ones

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
The M551 Sheridan is quite funky looking, especially the Gulf War version with the armoured machine gun post on top.


Good call!

The sheridan is a light tank and quite small, so for 40k, 1/35 is in order. 1/48 would be too small.



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I saw that the 1/48 Bradley has a back door that opens, so it might work too. It is similar in price to a Merkava on eBay, because it's done by the same company.

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1/48 for the Bradley might be a bit small for 40k. 1/35 would be a good size though. 40k tanks are so out of proportion and too tall anyway, so it'll probably be better to go with 50mm scale tanks with their 28mm miniatures

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The 1/35 scale Bradley is very close in size to the Land Raider.

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Yeah, I did my math wrong. 26 feet at 1/48 is definitely just fine for 40k.

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Although the Land Raider sized one might be cool for TruScale marines.

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Tamiya is finally also doing a WWI British Mk. IV Male: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/30057/index.htm

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Tamiya or Academy's 1/35 M113 kits are also perfect as a basis for the whole range of rhino chasis vehicles:



The figure is about 2 inches tall. That's the M113A1 FSV variant.

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