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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Penticton BC Canada

Hello and welcome from a friendly painter / modeller / hobbyist in Canada! Total Picture Count: 58

I had never envisioned myself as a "tread head" or enthusiast of tanks; however, i did grow up building plastic models and my first was a Monogram Snap-Tite German Tiger I tank.

Although I had built a few of the Space Marine Mark 1 Rhino as they originally came three to a box when first released, the only Imperial Guard tank i had was a Chimera APC.



Here is an Imperial Guard Appendix that mentions the Armoured Company, with Leman Russ tanks as HQ as well as Elites, Troops, and Heavy choices:





This is the original plastic kit for the Leman Russ tank, catalogue photos are courtesy of Stuff Of Legends::








This is the original Imperial Guard Vehicle Accessory Sprue. Below it is a selection of pewter metal bits that were available in the plastic tank kits for a while:




There were two separate Leman Russ boxed sets sold at that time with extra pewter bits, the Demolisher and the Exterminator:







Ever since the introduction of Forge World Imperial Guard Resin Conversion Kits for the Leman Russ Battle Tank, I had always wanted to field a variety of tanks.

However, the expense of purchasing Forge World resin kits and shipping to Canada was prohibitively expensive, while as a kit-bashing / scale-modeller I had envisioned making my own conversions.

I started acquiring Leman Russs tank and extra bits in the form of used, second-hand tanks provided by a friend who originally wanted to start a Chaos renegade army but gave up.

Purchasing one Leman Russ tank kit brand-new, and taking his two used tanks into my Imperial Guard arsenal, was the start of my Leman Russ Tank Squadron!!!

The next two colour photos were taken by myself over a decade and a half ago; according to the date stamp it was August 8, 2002 .


Leman Russ battle tanks, two acquired second-hand and one purchased new:




Leman Russ Tank Squadron, after recovery work:




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Looking good, an improvement for sure!

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Penticton BC Canada

 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking good, an improvement for sure!


Thank you for the kind words, and for checking out my P&M Blog sir!

I own a copy of the Citadel Journal issue # 37 which i purchased from the Games Workshop in Vancouver B.C. Canada.

This issue included the Forge World - Imperial Armour Catalogue for Spring 2000 :






What was of particular interest to me was the Resin Conversion Kits for the Leman Russ tank :









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Penticton BC Canada

I acquired a fourth old-school Leamn Russ Main Battle Tank, actually it was a Leman Russ Exterminator back when they were sold separately :




Thus i was able to complete four Leman Russ tanks; Company Commander and three tank Squadron Leaders:





Company Commander Leman Russ Vanquisher:




Custom Leman Russ Vanquisher :




Custom Leman Russ Demolisher :




Custom Leman Russ Exterminator :





Armoured Company so far :



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Looking good, just six more to go and you have your company

   
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Penticton BC Canada

Minigiant wrote:
Looking good, just six more to go and you have your company



Thank you very much Minigiant for coming in to check out this P&M Blog, and for the encouragement!

Especially since i took a ten-year hiatus from the hobby ... i moved from the city of Vancouver B.C. out to the rural Okanagan and left everything behind in 2006



Then at the end of 2015 i was able to recover several large cardboard boxes with my hobby books and miniatures; in amongst my collection was a box labelled " ARMOURED COMPANY "





I was in for a surprise as apparently I had made some changes to some of the Leman Russ tanks such as removing side sponsons, but there was more than i remember !!





One of these new vehicles included a Leman Russ conversion into a custom built Destroyer Tank Hunter or Thunderer Siege Tank :





Considering previous photos had been taken in 2002, updated photos were taken with two new additions, for a grand total of seven ( 7 ) vehicles in the Armoured Company :





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Penticton BC Canada



Hello fellow tread - heads or tank enthusiasts! As an Imperial Guard player, I have always wanted to build a custom Leman Russ with a lower hull than the stock tank.

I was primarily influenced by British tank designs in World War II, behold the Cruiser Tank Mk VI also known as the Crusader I :






Crusader T43706




Crusader T15546




Front views:






Crusader tank in lorry camouflage






I did a Google search for " Leman Russ tank conversions " and came across a website with a hobbyist who had tried their had at a custom Leman Russ !
Here is a photo of their Leman Russ conversion, and here is the Internet link to the website : http://mordian7th.blogspot.com/2009/06/charon-pattern-leman-russ-part-1.html





Here is a work-in-progress photo showing how i was trying to align my Leman Russ hull with a Chimera side track piece:




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Penticton BC Canada


So back around 2012 I started collecting a couple of other armoured tanks, hoping to add some variety to the vehicles available for my Steel Legion Army.

As i mentioned before that I am a budget hobbyist, all of these vehicle kits were acquired second-hand, all on eBay :





I started recovering the Hellhound squadron, which consisted of two old-school Hellhounds with metal bits, and one Devil Dog. At the bottom right of the photo are the Leman Russ conversions.

At the top are Chimeras which I am converting to custom Taurox Prime infantry assault vehicles for my Storm Trooper Commando Force using Chapterhouse Studios - Wheeled Chimera Kits :





The Taurox Prime infantry assault vehicles have extra custom resin bits from Models and Minis !!!


AGRIUS LIGHT TURRET SET - ALT1 : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Agrius_Light_Turret_Set/p2965327_18950975.aspx





CHIMERA HAZARDOUS ENGINE FILTER HATCH - CEF01 : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Chimera_Hazardous_Engine_Filter_Hatch/p2965327_14270788.aspx





CHIMERA REAR HATCH CONVERSION - CRH1 : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Chimera_Rear_Hatch_Conversion/p2965327_13975103.aspx





The plastic Devil Dog has the Forge World - Etched Brass : Imperial Eagle plates attached :





At the bottom left are the Leman Russ tank conversions; the turrets are actually from the old-school metal Hellhound :

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Penticton BC Canada

About a year ago, i came across the website for a company called Zinge Industries, based out of the United Kingdom : https://www.zinge.co.uk/

They create and offer a wide range of wargames miniatures and conversion bits, not just resin; their website is very extensive.





After going through their massive offering several times, I made my first order and was impressed as it was fulfilled immediately and I received it very quickly despite international shipping to Canada!

Front of package:




Rear of package:




Everything came enveloped in bubble wrap :




Bits are packaged in zip lock baggies :





I was very pleased to discover that there was a full-colour printed catalog included with my order, free of charge! Catalog front page, inside pages, and back page :









I purchased three ( 3 ) different products from Zinge Industries.

Hatch - Very Small Round Gun Port X 6 : https://www.zinge.co.uk/products/hatch-very-small-round-gun-port-x6




Bullets, Shells and Spent Casings Sprue (45) : https://www.zinge.co.uk/products/bullets-shells-and-spent-casings-sprue-45




Hatches - Small Rectangular Hatches - Sprue of 2 : https://www.zinge.co.uk/collections/scenery-accessories/products/hatches-small-rectangular-hatches-sprue-of-2





Bits from Zinge Industries, bare resin :








Zinge Industries - Small Rectangular Hatches on my custom Leman Russ conversion tank hulls :



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If there's one thing about Imperial Guard I love, it's their tanks. They've got some real character and I remember how cool they looked seeing them on the regular in 5th edition (despite being horribly broken).
I like that you're adding aftermarket parts to make your company that bit more unique. Taking inspiration from WW2 is always a great thing to do for tanks!
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Penticton BC Canada

 Tyranid Horde wrote:
If there's one thing about Imperial Guard I love, it's their tanks. They've got some real character and I remember how cool they looked seeing them on the regular in 5th edition (despite being horribly broken).
I like that you're adding aftermarket parts to make your company that bit more unique. Taking inspiration from WW2 is always a great thing to do for tanks!
Subbed, looking forward to seeing where you take this!


Hello and greetings Tyranid Horde! Thank you very much for coming in to check out this P&M Blog, and for the words of encouragement!

I like how the old-school Hellhound turrets had extra metal bits providing a larger, higher turret with more armour, so I modified two with I-beams to fit the new Leman Russ hull:





Gluing magnets allowed easy weapon changes / swaps, as I read that Exterminator twin autocannon are not that useful and I am hoping to acquire a Punisher Cannon.

As I add details such as Tow Cables, Stowage and various detail, the Tank Company has now expanded to a grand total of eight ( 8 ) Leman Russ tanks!


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Imperial Guard - Emperor's Talons Sentinel Walker Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/704269.page
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Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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