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Hello and greetings from Canada! Welcome to another Imperial Guard work-in-progress P&M Blog ... Total Picture count so far: 97





Here is an Imperial Guard Appendix mentioning the Storm Trooper Commando Force :





I have always wanted to field a formation or a force of Storm Troopers, even though they are traditionally taken as Elite choices in a normal Army;
with the introduction of Militarum Tempestus it was now possible to organize a Formation of Tempestus Scions!

The first generation of Storm Troopers were the " Beret " miniatures; these sculpts are only available in metal but extra Storm Troopers were available in plastic:




Ever since I played " StarCraft " with the " Terran Ghost " i had envisioned units of Ghosts as Special Forces; here are the second generation of Storm Troopers, which were only cast in metal:





The next two colour photos are courtesy of the Stuff Of Legends ; the last image shows the third generation of metal Storm Troopers, the Cadian Kasrkin :





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I had already collected most of my Citadel metal Mark 2 Storm Troopers from Games Workshop retail stores; the rest was acquired used on eBay.

Here is a nice little pickup, a Sergeant and couple of Special Weapons; the Seller threw in two free Space Wolf Marines which are free to a good home by the way :




Another six metal Mark 2 Storm Troopers that I hunted down on eBay :










Rear views of bare metal miniatures :










Good old early '90s, the Golden Age of metal miniatures ... first order of business is to super glue the miniatures to the Slottabase :




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Time to paint using a very simple and kinda ugly paint scheme ... mostly in greens!

Step 1 : After gluing the metal miniatures to plastic Slottabases with Super Glue, the figures are washed with soapy water and dried before spray priming with Krylon Flat Black :





Step 2 : Basecoat of Dark Angels Green, now called Caliban Green. The first photo is without flash, the second is with flash :






Step 3 : Two colours were applied at this step. First, an Overbrush of Gnarloc Green on the areas that were originally painted Dark Angels Green. Second is a Basecoat of Bugman's Glow on faces :




Step 5 : Basecoat of Iyanden Darksun painted on the uniforms worked very well, I miss the old school Foundation format paints!

Step 6 : Drybrush of Chainmail on mostly weapon areas such as Grenades, Hot-shot Lasguns, and other details.

Step 7 : Bases are painted Scorched Brown, now called Rhinox Hide.



Step 8 : The entire miniature was given a Wash of Devlan Mud, which is now discontinued unfortunately.

At this point the bases were detailed with a custom mix of sawdust grass flock, Woodland Scenics red brick coarse and black cinders medium ballast, and small trees stripped and devoid of cover.

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Those Space Wolves would be perfect for some statuary I have planned, Penticton is a fair old hike from Niagara, sadly.

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Agrax Earthshade is a rough approximation of Devlan Mud, if that helps?

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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Those Space Wolves would be perfect for some statuary I have planned, Penticton is a fair old hike from Niagara, sadly.

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You know, I've pretty much always hated NostalgiaHammer, but not yours. Will be watching closely.


Thank you so much for checking out this P&M Blog, and also for the kind words from a fellow Canadian there Excommunicatus !

Wonderful to hear that you are a NostalgiaHammer too; I am 44 years old and having worked for Games Workshop as a retail staff really got me into metal miniatures, hardcore ...
In fact, I started a Thread looking to communicate with current or ex-Games Workshop employees : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763651.page


I would be more the happy to donate the Space Wolves to you; i'll send you a Private Message about them good sir and consider them yours !
If you like we can chat via e-mails or Messenger too, your choice; have a great day eh !!!




 Dysartes wrote:
Agrax Earthshade is a rough approximation of Devlan Mud, if that helps?


Hello Dysartes and thank you so very much for coming in to check out this P&M Blog and also for the sagely paint advice sir!

Ever since the retirement of Devlan Mud, the replacement of Agrax Earthshade has been a pale shade of a comparison.
The new formulation lacks the viscosity that the earlier paint had, which allowed for a more rich and pigmented wash...

I have tried to make a custom wash, adding two Vallejo colours; Brown Glaze 70.854 and Black Glaze 70.855

I have also purchased an Army Painter product called Quickshade available in a 250 mL tin, in Dark Tone.
However i found out after using their product that it is an oil-based shading and varnishing product in one, wich a Gloss Finish.

While it is a durable and useful product, I really did not like the Quickshade as you have to use a thinner such as Mineral turpentine or White Spirits to clean your brushes.
Ultimately i only use Quickshade on the Bases of my miniatures, particularly to achieve a wet, muddy look.



Here are the metal Mark 2 Storm Trooper miniatures, both bare and some spray primed Flat Black :






Citadel metal Mark 2 Storm Trooper miniatures, after painting and complete basing :



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Ohhh man, yeah a whole platoon of 3rd ed Stormtroopers! Nice!

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Hmm - if you're looking at Army Painter products, try the Dark Tone in a standard dropper bottle. The stuff in the tins is the "dip" version, which is closer to a wood varnish (from memory) - the stuff in the dropper bottles is a wash or ink with a similar colour, but not with the built-in varnish.

And that's a lot of the 3rd ed Stormtroopers, dude - no wonder I can't find any at a decent price on eBay at present to bulk out my own platoon

Planning to convert an in-theme Tempestor Prime?

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 genom.cor wrote:
Ohhh man, yeah a whole platoon of 3rd ed Stormtroopers! Nice!


Hello genom.cor and thank you for checking out this P&M Blog !

Luckily i am 44 and got into the hobby early enough that I amassed three units of nine ( 9 ) Storm Troopers for three Elite choices; first photo is a Front View.





Second photo is a Top View of the three Elitie choices with reinforcements and at this point i decided to expand to a fourth squad; right below them are Steel Legion Heavy Bolter HWT's.






Ebay acquisitions were made between 2012 - 2014 to bolster this number to a total of four units of ten ( 10 ) Storm Trooper units!










 Dysartes wrote:
Hmm - if you're looking at Army Painter products, try the Dark Tone in a standard dropper bottle. The stuff in the tins is the "dip" version, which is closer to a wood varnish (from memory) - the stuff in the dropper bottles is a wash or ink with a similar colour, but not with the built-in varnish.

And that's a lot of the 3rd ed Stormtroopers, dude - no wonder I can't find any at a decent price on eBay at present to bulk out my own platoon

Planning to convert an in-theme Tempestor Prime?


Hello again Dysartes and great to hear from you again!

I had no idea the Dark Tone is available in a dropper bottle. I am curious, as is Strong Tone also available in a dropper bottle as well ?
In my honest opinion, I prefer open-top containers such as the original screw-off Ral Partha paints;
Flip top lids, while convenient, have proven to "lose" product through the paint dripping down the lid and forming a solid mass over time.



With the new release of Militarum Tempestus and even the ability to run Grenadiers Doctrine meant having lots of Storm Troopers came in handy!
I do agree with you whole-heartedly in that the low supply and thus high demand for metal Storm Troopers has led to exorbitant prices; i have seen Plasma Gun Kasrkin for USD $ 50 ...

As to answering your question about the conversion of an in-theme Tempestor Prime, alas ultimately I am quite the lazy modeller and when it comes to converting, I only do so when reasonably motivated.
Luckily, developing the Storm Trooper Commando Force was one of these occasions as I even made a Kasrkin Medic using the Imperial Guard Cadian Command Squad plastic rebreather bits!





The foundation of my Tempestus Scions Command Squad and Tempestor Prime came from some Citadel metal miniatures, the Cadian Kasrkin.





For some reason I had collected a Sergeant and three Special Weapons, but no other Kasrkin, so i was even considering selling these miniatures at one point !





The motivation for my new Tempestus Scions Command Squad paint scheme was born when I saw the movie "District 9" directed by Peter Jackson, replete with a para-military organization, the MNU :







The Tempestus Prime has the Power Sword removed and is awaiting the addition of a plastic Power Maul from a Genestealer Cults Neophyte left arm :





Here is my Tempestus Scions Command Squad with custom Medic conversion, painted in MNU colour scheme and ready to deploy from a suitable Deep Strike capable Flyer :










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Oh yeah! I like that color scheme alot. I can see these guys dinembarking from a valk just like your pic

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Great work on both the collecting and the painting! I used Kasrkin as the core of my Scions as well, I love those models. Are you planning to do transports as well?

   
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Nice. Do they get a ride?

They deserve a VTOL, IMO.

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Never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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 genom.cor wrote:
Oh yeah! I like that color scheme alot. I can see these guys dinembarking from a valk just like your pic


Hello again genom.cor and thank you for the compliment! I have to admit that the creative minds behind Hollywood movies give me inspiration.

For example, the science fiction movie "Edge Of Tomorrow" featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt were instrumental to providing inspiration for my Mark 2 Storm Troopers:





Particularly the scene at the beginning of the movie when Rita Vraranski walks in with her elite unit ...







 Excommunicatus wrote:
Nice. Do they get a ride?

They deserve a VTOL, IMO.


Howdy again, good to see you and great question Excommunicatus!

Still a long ways to go, but I did come across the Datasheet for Storm Trooper Strike Force which was released by Games Workshop :

http://www.brueckenkopf-online.com/2009/warhammer-40000-neue-datenblatter-fur-apokalypse-2/






While i do have a Flyer Detachment, out of the total of four Flyers there are only two with Transport capabilities; a Vendetta and a Valkyrie.
I do have a second Valkyrie, however it is still in the box and un-built, along with a new, un-used resin Vendetta Conversion Kit.

I am planning to build this as a magnetized Valkyrie so that it has the option to upgrade to a Vendetta, resulting in three Flyers with Transport ability;
a Vendetta gunship with glued-on upgrades, a magnetized Valkyrie with Vendetta upgrade option, and a Valkyrie.

As i was reading the Tempestus Scions Codex, i came across two Formations in which the Scions can use Transports; Flyers or Taurox Prime APC's.

I decided to go with the Taurox Prime formation for several reasons; although the idea of an army that could deploy by air was thrilling,
the reality of price and transportation were the two key factors. While we all know that Games Workshop plastic kits are not cheap, the Valkyrie assault carrier
retails at CAD $ 80, coupled with the need for custom transportation to get Flyer models such as KR Multicase and BattleFoam makes it daunting.

As the Vendetta had fixed, glued-on wings I purchased one KR Multicase cardboard case and custom-cut foam for an Imperial Guard Flyer with Fixed Wings : https://www.krmulticase.com/product/trays/IG10

IG10

Description:
1 Valkyrie or Vendetta or Vulture, Flight stand, 4 Chimera/Leman Russ and 20 troops (20 troops fit in insert tray which sits above the Valkyrie)






BattleFoam had a sale during the summer, so I took a chance on their product and ordered the 2 Valkyrie Foam Tray : https://us.battlefoam.com/ig-2-valkyrie-foam-tray-ig07bfl-4/

(Astra Militarum) 2 Valkyrie Foam Tray (BFL-4)

Description:


This tray can hold two Valkyries, two sets of detachable wings and multiple weapons.

Custom text is not available on this product.

4 inch (102 mm) thick tray.

Tray Dimensions - 15.5W x 12L x 4.25H" (394W x 305L x 107H mm)





With these two Foam Cases, i would be able to carry three ( 3 ) Flyers comfortably and carefully; however, I still have two Vulture gunships to pack for play.
I'm thinking of using " pick and pluck " style foam as the wings are removable but held in friction-fit, allowing for the fuselages to be packed in a smaller container hopefully.





 MacPhail wrote:
Great work on both the collecting and the painting! I used Kasrkin as the core of my Scions as well, I love those models. Are you planning to do transports as well?


Hello and greetings MacPhail, thank you so much for coming in to check out this P&M Blog about the beloved Imperial Guard Storm Troopers!

I came across a Formation called the "Militarum Tempestus Hellrain Brigade", which uses 1 Commissar, 1 Command Squad, 1 unit of Scions, and a Taurox Prime.

Here is a Post in dakkadakka.com 40K Tactics about "How best to field the new Guard Tempestus Hellrain Brigade Formation": https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/694029.page


MILITARUM TEMPESTUS HELLRAIN BRIGADE!

FORMATION
1 Commissar,
1 Militarum Tempestus Command Squad,
1 Unit of Militarum Tempestus Scions,
1 Taurox Prime

Special Rule: Hellrain Reinforcements
Each time a unit in this formation is completely destroyed, you can... if the commissar is still alive, immediately place a new unit into ongoing reserves that is identical to the unit that was destroyed (this includes size, weapons and upgrades. These reserve units arrive via deep strike.



This is basically the components from the Games Workshop boxed set " Start Collecting! Militarum Tempestus " : https://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/start-collecting-militarum-tempestus-2017





So, i decided on transporting my Storm Troopers in ... metal bawkses.
But i wanted to build custom Taurox Prime in the same theme as my Steel Legion army: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page

The concept / fluff for my Steel Legion army was the French Foreign Legion, or FFL, or Légion étrangère during the French Indochina War during the 1950's.
The FFL used the concept of a " Groupe Mobile " or " G.M. " that they employed the discipline of Combined Arms; infantry, armour, and heavy weapons worked in a single unit.

However, during conflicts for colonial Vietnam culminating in the battle of Dien Bien Phu, the FFL special forces and paratroopers were severely depleted; as a result,
I have modeled my Steel Legion army to have " beret " style Storm Troopers in the Command Squads while the newer Mark 2 Storm Trooper armour came in as reinforcements.
The older Mark 1 " beret " Storm Troopers represent the Savlar regiment that was mauled attempting to escape Hive Infernus, with Hive Gangers in the Command Squad as indigenous support.






The vehicles for the Storm Troopers would be based on the M8 Greyhound armoured personnel carrier : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M8_Greyhound




Here is an M8 Greyhound armoured column of the French Foreign Legion during the Indochina War; you can clearly see additional Track Guards :





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Back in the summer of 2017, i came across a Dakka Swap Shop thread in which there was a Chapterhouse Studios - Wheeled Chimera Kit for sale from Kawauso.
He was selling two of these kits so I purchased them together; fortunately the seller was also located in the same country of Canada so i snapped them both up.

After doing some Google searches and finding out that while the Product is no longer available, other modelers had them for their Imperial Guard armies.
Here is a photo of the Chapterhouse Studios - Wheeled Chimera Kit:





I loved the detail and the unique resin kit was the first wheeled Chimera kit that had been commercially available, so i wasn't sure what to do with them...
With only two of these kits, I considered using them on Command Chimeras or even Hellhounds. Here is a mock-up with a used eBay recovered Chimera :





However, once I decided on expanding my Storm Trooper force I realized that I would need Transports. I decided to purchase new Chimera bits from eBay to build custom vehicles;
this photo is the Motor Pool from my Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion Defense Force : https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page





More recently, this summer, i came across another two sets of the exact same kit, however the seller was on eBay and based in Norway. I purchased these and now had a total of four kits!
While waiting for them to arrive, here are the Chapterhouse Studios - Wheeled Chimera Kits being glued to Chimera Hulls and have blue elastic bands to keep them together :





The next photo shows Chapterhouse Studios Wheeled Chimera kits, Hellhound tank squadron and Leman Russ conversions; two kits are glued on with another two on the way :




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Over the last year and a half, I had been checking out Models and Minis; here is the link to their wonderful website: https://www.modelsandminis.com




The design and craftsmanship of the resin products is of unique creativity, excellent quality and exceptional detail !!! Here is a link to their Guard kits : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Guard_Kits/cat2965328_2566848.aspx


I purchased three ( 3 ) of their Guard Kit items for converting the Chimeras to Taurox armoured personnel carriers :

1. Chimera Hazardous Engine Filter Hatch : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Chimera_Hazardous_Engine_Filter_Hatch/p2965327_14270788.aspx

Top hatch engine filter conversion for use with the Chimera. Cast in polyurethane resin.





2. Chimera Rear Hatch Conversion : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Chimera_Rear_Hatch_Conversion/p2965327_13975103.aspx

Rear hatch conversion. Also allows you to use our trench rails on with the chimera. Cast in polyurethane resin.





3. Agrius Light Turret Set : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Agrius_Light_Turret_Set/p2965327_18950975.aspx

The Agrius is an 8 piece kit designed for light tanks in the 28-32mm scale range, or other vehicles such as the imperial guard chimera.

It comes with 5 weapon options:
- Single Heavy Cannon
- Twin Heavy Cannon
- Flamethrower
- Rapid fire Laser
- Autocannon

The set also comes with turret hatch, and an optional tube launched anti tank missile.









Here are the armoured carrier conversions in the middle vertical row of vehicles, with Models and Minis bits :





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Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
Imperial Guard - Storm Trooper Strike Force ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764007.page 
   
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Your collection makes me green with envy.

FWIW, I just saw your PM a few minutes ago. I'm pretty new here and still trying to get used to navigating a forum that seemingly has no method of notifying you that you've been quoted or messaged and a 'like' system that apparently no-one uses.

How easy is it to switch out the head on the Commissar? My dudes need three Commissars/Enforcers so I'm hoping it's not overly onerous to switch out the head and/or put his hat on other minis

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,662pts painted (updated 19/05/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

Never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Your collection makes me green with envy.

FWIW, I just saw your PM a few minutes ago. I'm pretty new here and still trying to get used to navigating a forum that seemingly has no method of notifying you that you've been quoted or messaged and a 'like' system that apparently no-one uses.

How easy is it to switch out the head on the Commissar? My dudes need three Commissars/Enforcers so I'm hoping it's not overly onerous to switch out the head and/or put his hat on other minis


Hello again Excommunicatus! I have been collecting since the late 1980's / early 1090's, and my preference for metal really helped too.

As for the Space Wolves, they are still yours and feel free to send me a Private Message any time!

Which Commissar are you referring to, the metal ones from Rogue Trader / Imperial Army days ?





Imperial Guard : Storm Trooper Commando Strike Force - Resin vehicle Bits from Zinge Industries !

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.


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





Hatch bits from Zinge Industries, bare resin :





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





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




Bits from Zinge Industries, bare resin :





Custom Taurox conversion from Chimera, top view :





Custom Taurox conversion from Chimera, rear view :




"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

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Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
Imperial Guard - Storm Trooper Strike Force ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764007.page 
   
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Those small firing port hatches are a really good idea - I take it they just fit over the hole that is left if you don't fit the lasguns?

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Private Benjamin,

While I have not seen the Zinge Industries items before (thanks for sharing), the Chapterhouse Studios Wheeled Chimera kits have been used in our gaming group by a player with a Cult army. He wanted a different Planetary Defense Force look for his human members. Quite a nice look, while still feeling like it is part of the 40K universe.

Cheers,

CB


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 Dysartes wrote:
Those small firing port hatches are a really good idea - I take it they just fit over the hole that is left if you don't fit the lasguns?


Hello Dysartes, thank you for coming in to check out this P&M Blog as well as for the query about the Gun Port Hatches;

here is the Description direct from the manufacturer, Zinge Industries : https://www.zinge.co.uk/products/hatch-very-small-round-gun-port-x6


Hatch - Very Small Round Gun Port X6.

Should you happen to find yourself with a tank that could be used in the far future by mankind, who's primary role is as a battelfield transport which happens to be named after a mythical fire breathing creature which is part Lion, Snake and Goat then these may be of interest.

As if you happen to find yourself making a 28mm scale model of such a tank but don't want a bunch of say, laser firearms, pointing out of the top these may well fit very nicely into the resulting hole and look rather splendid.

Gun Port 6mm Diameter

Also fits S-HAT07

Made of polyurethane resin





Captain Brown wrote:


Private Benjamin,

While I have not seen the Zinge Industries items before (thanks for sharing), the Chapterhouse Studios Wheeled Chimera kits have been used in our gaming group by a player with a Cult army. He wanted a different Planetary Defense Force look for his human members. Quite a nice look, while still feeling like it is part of the 40K universe.

Cheers,

CB


Hello again Captain Brown, thank you for coming yet again to check out one of my P&M Blogs and also for the informative comments!

Although I knew the Chapterhouse kits had been around, i had no idea the player wanted a Cult army!

Since then i have come across two more resin wheeled Chimera kits, the first being six-wheeled and the second being eight-wheeled.



The first kit is made by the hard-working and creative gentleman behind Models and Minis; quite simply, it is called the ...

Wheeled Chimera Conversion Kit : A highly detailed 8 piece resin kit to convert a chimera into a wheeled vehicle.

Here is a link to the product on their website : https://www.modelsandminis.com/Wheeled_Chimera_Conversion_Kit/p2965327_16967486.aspx

I think this is a great conversion kit and value priced at $ 16.00 USD for an eight piece kit :


Description:

A highly detailed 8 piece resin kit to convert a chimera into a wheeled vehicle.










The second Wheeled Chimera Kit is also cast in resin, available from Blood and Skulls Industry, LLC : https://www.ebay.ca/str/bloodandskullsindustry?_sop=15&rt=nc

Pisces 8x8 Wheeled Conversion Kit : https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Pisces-8x8-Wheeled-Conversion-Kit/253752267176?hash=item3b14d051a8:g:SVcAAOSwic5bSkII


Coming in at a total of twelve cast resin parts, this Pisces wheeled conversion kit is more expensive priced at $ 23.00 USD



Description:

Now customizing your troop carrier has never been easier!

This Pisces 8x8 Wheeled Conversion Kit comes with two custom side pieces, eight Medium Wheels, and two exhaust pipes. This kit is compatible with the Imperial Guard Chimera APC kit or can be used to scratch build your own vehicle. All pieces are supplied unpainted.








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Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Apropos of nothing much, the mainstay Guard transport tank has always reminded me of a low-budget British TV miniseries about a human/ape hybrid that gets loose and goes all murdery.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101577/

My parents let me watch it when I was nine and it traumatized me for years. Turned The Jungle Book into a horrorfest. Like, I'm 36 and I sometimes still have nightmares about apes.

Anyway. Carry on. Nice wheels.

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The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,662pts painted (updated 19/05/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

Never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Apropos of nothing much, the mainstay Guard transport tank has always reminded me of a low-budget British TV miniseries about a human/ape hybrid that gets loose and goes all murdery.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101577/

My parents let me watch it when I was nine and it traumatized me for years. Turned The Jungle Book into a horrorfest. Like, I'm 36 and I sometimes still have nightmares about apes.

Anyway. Carry on. Nice wheels.


I vaguely remember that title as I was born in 1974 and very interested in dark-themed fantasy and science fiction throughout my childhood years;
feature films such as "Damnation Alley", the "Mad Max" movie series (especially the Road Warrior) and original "Planet Of The Apes" were particularly vivid.



Well, here is the AVGP or Armoured Vehicle General Purpose which is a series of six-wheeled vehicles ordered by the Canadian military : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVGP







Ideally this is what my Storm Troopers would be riding around in after conversions are completed; here is my Work-In-Progress so far:




"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

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Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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The Storm Trooper Command Squad is being run as an Astra Militarum Company Command Squad in my Savlar 2/317e unit ;
two plasma gun armed Storm Troopers and a Heavy Weapons Team with Heavy Bolter completed the Command Squad.





In my quest to complete a Command Squad composed of metal miniatures, I finally hunted down a Storm Trooper Sergeant!

"The maroon beret in a military configuration has been an international symbol of airborne forces since the Second World War. "
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroon_beret







Although the gunner for the HWT is a Storm Trooper HB Loader, the heavy weapon is crewed by a House Orlock ganger!
Savlar forces fought side-by-side with gangers in Hive Helsreach against the tide of Orks during the wars for Armageddon.





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Imperial Guard - Vendetta Gunship flyer eBay Recovery ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/749735.page
Imperial Guard - Air Wing Detachment: Vultures and Valkyrie ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757074.page
Imperial Guard - Hive Ganger Militia Steel Legion PDF ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/756076.page
Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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You may have noticed a red & black individual, the first miniature in the back row on the end ...
He's my custom Vindicare assassin, painted to look like the Marvel Comics character "Deadpool"

I had acquired a few Citadel Miniatures metal Imperial Assassins, here are the catalog pages courtesy Stuff Of Legends :







My first attempt at conversion was simple, I took the "Vindicare Assassin 1" and repositioned the Exitus Pistol so he looked like he was actually shooting with it.

The first photo is taken before painting details such as his holster and harness :






As for the red & black "Deadpool" Vindicare conversion, all i did was provide a Bolt Gun; however to get the body suit colour i used a comic cover :












I also used artistic inspiration when working on a Culexus Assassin; the movie "Chronicles Of Riddick" featured the "Necromonger Lensor" :

"Lensors were Necromonger troops who had lost their faces, or parts thereof, in battle, but who through the application of medical technology remained salvageable. Oftentimes functioning without eyes and ears, their mouths replaced by injectors, even their noses blasted away, they had been converted into tracking devices whose melding of human biology and electronic enhancements that could not be equaled by any tracking device or organism that was either purely organic or wholly mechanical. The Lensors' most basic ability is to use the titular lens on their faces to detect thermal heat and detect it through heavy material such as heavy armor and buildings (up to being able to see all living beings in a city block instantly). However, they have many other uses. For example, they can detect the changes in the elemental and molecular makeup of the air. They can also discern sounds quieter than any human being and many animals could sense. They can use their abilities to such an acuteness that they can hear a heart beat slower or faster, can detect exhaling or inhaling by the change of carbon dioxide it creates in the air, and can sense organisms hiding in mountain ranges multiple kilometers away."











I have an Eversor Assassin, however his right arm was damaged and his Sensor Backpack was lost ...
Using the metal arm from an Eldar Striking Scorpion, his right arm was repaired and rearmed with Executioner Pistol :





Last but not least, i have a super old-school metal " IMPERIAL ASSASSIN WITH COMBI-WEAPON "




"Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum" MDCXX "Blaze away all day!"

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Imperial Guard - Armoured Company ~ https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763343.page
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