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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo


Stonned's Guard 'The Gunheads'

The Gunheads are a cadian tank ace company that rely on there diversity of fire power to succeeded wear others fail. This means that they field an array of different models off leman russ from different forgeworlds & different ages. There somewhat ragtag appearance however is dismissed with there discipline in battle. Due to this they are aloud some leeway in further customisation of their vehicles & wargear and often sport unique camo and wargear. This is extended to the supporting veteran mechanised infantry and fast redeploy artillery. Also with this many unique vehicles come a small mechanics detachment. All adept and desert combat and all share a hatred of Ork kind.

Why the gunheads

My Guard army has been through some different ideas but as iv'e redone the intro to 'The Red Tide' - my Ork thread https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/684211. I thought it would be cool to use the original inspiration for my tank company 'The Gunheads' from Steve Parker's novel (same name). In which an imperial guard detachment is persuaded by tech priests with ulterior motives to land on a Ork controlled planet in an effort to try and rescue Yarriks lost baneblade 'The fortress of arrogance'. This way both my armies and threads are opposing forces from the same book. Cool eh?

Whats on these pages?

So although i may have got the inspiration from Gunheads at 1st i didn't use it as my army as i wanted to include some Russian elements in my army, mainly BTR's (love APCs) so it stars off in that respect. However i was leaning towards a Savlar chem dogs theme as i like that attitude so don't expect the 1st few pages to make much reference to gunheads. As i was only just getting back into the hobby at the start of this thread (due to a broken leg) progress is slow to begin with as i get back to it.

On the 1st page its shotgun conversions along with some scion builds and APC work with some ideas. I get started on the tanks on page 3 but really finished models don't start appearing till page 6.


Completed models
Annihilator & Exterminator


APC's


Command squad & heavy flamers


Veteran squad 1


Tech-priestess


Battle reports:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/668393.page#8659693 -Road to the vaults




Oroganal post:
So iv'e been batting around this ig list for about a year and due to a broken leg i have got a lot of time on my hands to start it.
Its themes being a ragtag, bush mechanic, soviet style and mechanized infantry in BTRs supported by as many tanks as i can get my hands on.

My list consists of 20 og veterans with shotguns, 30 scions, 3 BTR APCs and around 10 lemen russ's.
Getting the shotguns is difficult as you can only get them from forge world or space marine scouts, forge world costs loads and the sm versions look more chunkier so i'm going with them. i bought a few off bitz websites but if anyone has any spare they could send me it would be much appreciated! msg me if you could
As for the scions they are insanely over priced and i dot really like the look of them, to ruinous, so ive just bought as many of the hotshot guns of the web as i could and some shocktroopers, im still a few score short for the moment though.
As for the BTR i found some kits about the right size from kitteck.


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btr70kitteckbox

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Hererford, leo

So the 1st of my troops have arrived but didn't realise they were 2 piece easy clip models haha. Oh well with some greenstuuff they will work. The size to the BTR works well though. Also my original attempt to make a vet with shotgun, stick a am helmet on a sm scout, and use it as carripace armour.
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scale comparison

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trooperscout

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Behold the turox BTR! The turret will be redone when I can get to my bits box but otherwise quite pleased. What do you think dakka?
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btr mk1

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btr mk1.

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Plaguelord Titan Princeps of Nurgle





Portsmouth UK

it looks great!

Check out my gallery here
Also I've started taking photos to use as reference for weathering which can be found here. Please send me your photos so they can be found all in one place!! 
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight






Really Nice idea. TBH additional imperial stuff can be added to this transport.
   
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Hererford, leo

Yeah defiantly! When i can get to my bitz box it will happen, though that won be a while aha bones must heal.

 
   
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Screaming Banshee






University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

As a Wargame: Red Dragon addict, I strongly approve.

Thought I'd give the whole 'Blogger' lark a go...
-Cadian 812th (rotting in a cupboard)
-Dark Angels 3rd Company (in disfavour, eBay?)
-Irun'Mahn (pretty and deserve love; why aren't I giving them it?)
-Draigo 'n' his Merry Band (to be continued) - How to magnetise Grey Knight strike squads' two-handed and special weapons
-The Maggot Host
Klan WurldWaagh -Are now in my first P&M blog! If you like the idea of WW2 and Orks, please take a look... 
   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Aye! Soviet stuff ftw! It's a good start on the army, mate.

   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Cheers all!
Added what I could including a guy with a Soviet style tank hat! Needs fitting better tho.
Also started on a few testers for painting.
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Originally was going to go with the red body armor in my head buy the white atchally looks better I think, might add red helmets hear and there.
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paint test


 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Waiting on post atm, so did some lemen Russ designs because the chassi has potential further than just the Russ. Ones inspired by macharius that I think il use instead of the standard one, one with two main weapons, and another that's a transport, allthough in my army I will use chermeras converted into BPMs as IFVs. Finally a take on the Russ chassi bassalisk, what due think dakka.
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Russ Freya class

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Eos class russ

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letio class

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Imperial Recruit in Training




France

Using Scout marines for veterans. Genius!! How did i not think of that?! Does the size go well though? And did you cut of the bolters to replace them with lasgun hands?
   
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Screaming Banshee






University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

Nikoloz wrote:
Using Scout marines for veterans. Genius!! How did i not think of that?! Does the size go well though? And did you cut of the bolters to replace them with lasgun hands?


I modelled some vets by adding Scout shotgun arms to IG torsos - but I should warn you that the arms come paired up with the shotgun and they are slightly too wide for Guard torsos; I had to add some green stuff to bulk out the shoulders and get them to make contact with the torsos. Looked fine in the end.

Thought I'd give the whole 'Blogger' lark a go...
-Cadian 812th (rotting in a cupboard)
-Dark Angels 3rd Company (in disfavour, eBay?)
-Irun'Mahn (pretty and deserve love; why aren't I giving them it?)
-Draigo 'n' his Merry Band (to be continued) - How to magnetise Grey Knight strike squads' two-handed and special weapons
-The Maggot Host
Klan WurldWaagh -Are now in my first P&M blog! If you like the idea of WW2 and Orks, please take a look... 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

NI've loz wrote:Using Scout marines for veterans. Genius!! How did i not think of that?! Does the size go well though? And did you cut of the bolters to replace thehadn't h lasgun hands?

Cheers! ive atchally only done the one so far as I had an old metal scout kicking around, I chipped at thehotshots, untill one of those empty guard helmets would fit. Yeah I reckon getting plastic ones and replaceing the hands would work well, allthough my army doesn't have any lassguns in it atall, only hotshots and I'm not sure what to do with those yet so if you do try be sure to post it so I can have a look!

Henners91 wrote:
Nikoloz wrote:
Using Scout marines for veterans. Genius!! How did i not think of that?! Does the size go well though? And did you cut of the bolters to replace them with lasgun hands?


I modelled some vets by adding Scout shotgun arms to IG torsos - but I should warn you that the arms come paired up with the shotgun and they are slightly too wide for Guard torsos; I had to add some green stuff to bulk out the shoulders and get them to make contact with the torsos. Looked fine in the end.

Yeah this was what I planned, maybe just replaceing the hands would do? Or the arms and the torso, as I'm doing carripace armour too and it would then be represented better.

 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Bag of guns Arived
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Ancient Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought






I... actually don't know. Help?

Nice! Random bitz or weapons only?

To Valhall! ~2800 points

Tutorials: Wet Palette | Painting Station
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Just gunz!!
Lots of gunzzz!

 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Used just the shotguns and kept the am arms in the end, had to space out the arms with greenstuuff a little.
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shotguns

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Started on two scions as I was waiting fir the undercoat to dry on the vets, tried mixing them up abit with a sniper and a big amo box which is neater than it looks haha.
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scions sniper

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hot shot mg

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Turret mock up for autocannon Chimera btr
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Started on my vets!
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

More shotguns.
Finnished vets
And some more started, added some extra armour over some of the shoulder pads, hopefully this will give them some more uniqueness and help represent carripace armour.
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1st vets

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Done a bit of birthday painting, tried layering and blending properly for the 1st time and I'm quite happy with the results, compared to my previous models further up i reckon it's quite an improvement. Need a wider range of pagents though haha.
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Hererford, leo

Finnished off the 2 scicons and the vet, pleased with my improvement particularly the gear and the white. Old pic for comparison.
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scion 1

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scion 1.

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scion 2

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vet 1

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vet 1.

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old vet

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old vet .


 
   
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Hererford, leo

Finnished modeling the spechil weapons for the 1st vet squad
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Hererford, leo

Added some more shoulder pads
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Not much progress today as I'm doing a bigger batch so slower work as I'm sure your all aware.
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Done a bit of painting and Ive decided 3 models at a time keeps me intrested and lets the paint dry fast enough!
Also more post!
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

This gives an idea of what im aiming for,
Allthough ive lengthened it after looking at it.
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Some progress on my freya class Russ, wasn't sure if the chassis was too long but I like the over hang at the front, looks more substantial. Also the basicc idea for my Emporer class russ
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freya

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freya

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emporer


 
   
 
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