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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Thanks @Elbows!

More progress. Sponsons made (magnetised), heavy bolters made, 'wheels' made, and tracks going on. Track fitting is hell. Shoot me now.




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Tracks done! I hid the bodges as best I could. Doesn't look awful - I'm happy!



And later a couple more details, added engine box and exhaust stacks. LOTS more detailing to do, but she might get to play a battle tomorrow!

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Belgium

Ooh VERY nice! How did you do the tracks?

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Cheers! My prouds are increasing the more detail I add. :-)

Tracks was a base layer of plasticard, shaped with notches. Then a second set of tracks cut into thick and thin slices. Thick slices glued on as track links, then the leftover thin strips glued on top as tread. It's not as pretty as GW treads but it looks the part. It was TEDIOUS but the Real Ghostbusters on Netflix got me through.

The black plasticard was the thinnest I had but split when bending it. There are several bodges that will neeed a touch of filler. I also ran out of the correct tubing with *one* wheel to go, so I halved it and stuck to the side of the tracks you'll see.

Next steps:

- Make sponson options
- Make pintlen weapon
- Finish power plant
- Filling, filing and finishing
- RIVETS!

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Played a game last night, even though she isn't finished.

The Vulcan Mega Bolter destroyed the Avatar of Khaine! Annihilated him by staying stationary and letting rip with a 30-round salvo. Next turn it wiped a whole squad of Dark Reapers to a man. Then Eldar happened, and it took Melta shots from one side from Fire Dragons, then was D-weaponed into oblivion by some lucky Wraithguard. Really fun game.

Here's a 'family photo' with a friend's Russ, for scale comparison:



One of my 'Russes' having been Doom-ed and lit up by half the Eldar force:



The Praetorian LXXIX in convoy, troops tucked up in Chimeras. Turn one saw the Command Squad Chimera bust open, a Russ D-killed and my Hellhound wrecked. The whole mobility plan was quickly scuppered and they fought valiantly to escape the xenos, but when Yarrick himself fell in turn 3, Eldrad's force claimed the victory.



Update:

A daring raid by Scion strike teams secured the damaged hull of the revered superheavy. Tech Adepts are currently reinforcing the armour plating with rivets, sacred oils and unguents, and intoning The Litany Against Eldar Cheese...



Turret is now looking purdy and 90% done:




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Current status of detailing - Turret 90% done, sides 99% done, front hull 95% done, upper hull, rear hull and power plant to go.

I stopped working off the plans ages ago and am just freestyling an approximation based on images of the Forge World tank. Plus changes where I feel they're cool, or not worth slavishly copying.

Today has mostly been powered by Fresh Prince of Bel Air on Netflix!



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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Alllllmost finished!

Some updates:

How she looks this afternoon:


Details:

Left side: rear of the tank, showing fuel drums, tow hook, Mechanicus shrine, engine access
Right side: cogs added to wheel hubs, detail under the front hull, engine grille, lights added to side of front hull


The back of the tank sees the only area with badly-mating panels, and my GSing hasn't sorted it. Some I'm making stowage to cover the worst bits and make the tank feel lived-in:

Rumour has it that this Tank only has space inside for an amount of ammo that would last just 15sec of continuous firing! So I figured they'd strap plenty of ammo crates to the hull, right? I made a tiny crate from plasticard, Instamoulded it and made Green Stuff copies. Same with a Jerry can I had lying around. Once dry, trimmed and sanded they should look the part and cover my laziness.

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Finished! Stowage all stowed, ready to paint!













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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

Stunnning work sir! that is exceptional, i would love to try something like that but im not brave enough.

respect for finishing it in such a short time too!

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Thanks! Unemployment has its benefits ;-) well, I should be doing freelance design stuff but this pro-level procrastination right here.

Painting has begun!



...and first wash is on and drying in the sun



...a mix of water, PVA and Army Painter Strong and Dark Tone washes.

And after a drybrush of P3 Khador Red Base and Highlight...

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Belgium

Wow... that's an amazing build. Love it!

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Thanks @CommisarKhaine. The basecoat and drybrush is always that magical stage that unifies all the elements. Card and plastic and Green Stuff are now all just "my model". But I won't be happy now until she's painted and named!

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

stellar work! and it's been amazing just to see that tank take shape.

Rivets are amazing too, just for how something so seemingly simple add so much to a project.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






 amazingturtles wrote:
stellar work! and it's been amazing just to see that tank take shape.

Rivets are amazing too, just for how something so seemingly simple add so much to a project.


Thanks, man! I agree - until this project I thought riveters were mad. Now I know why they do it!!!

The nail art beads is the best trick, picked up from another modelling blog here on Dakka, I forget which. I ran out, so this tank must feature around 1000 rivets, which is nuts.

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






So I made a thing last night, and mostly finished it today.

I decided my piano Scions needed a pimped-out ride. I hate the Taurox model. So, I set about making an armoured car.

I found simple plans for an M1 that looked the part. I widened the chassis and enlarged it. Here was the start of the build:



Rationale is that this will be much simpler than the Macharius. Chassis, layer of armour plates, rivets, done.

I picked it up again today, and got carried away...



I used a 32mm base with a magnet drilled in for the turret mount. The rest is all made from sheet styrene, rods and nail art beads.

I made a turret from a Pepsi cap...


The Taurox Battlecannon is magnetised so I can build options later if I choose to. I added a radiator grille and a suitably 40K hood ornament too. The wheel arches were a pig to make. And they extend oddly far back due to size of wheels I'm using. I adapted the rear to cope.

Here's how she looks now:





It's not a replica of the M1, nor did I want it to be. I wanted to use the basic shape and build an armoured car my Scions could love. I'll likely paint it white with gold detailing just to be ridiculous. So, that's an armoured car built but the wheels in just one day's speedy work! I'm annoyed at the back but overall super happy. Simple plan was simple and worked.

Just so happens I could adapt the basic chassis pattern into a limo for my Stealer Cult. What's that? No YOU accidentally ordered a bunch more plasticard...

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

Nice mate, your scratch building skills are really good

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
Click below for plenty guardsmen

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Tutorial:How to make IG packs
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Mate! Your skills are off the chain!! That macharius is awesome! So much detail put into that. Didn't realize the size untill up against the baneblqde. Brill!

And the armoured car looks the part, not sure I like the styling but job youv,e done on it is sweet, much better than the turox! Nice job!

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Belgium

Looking pretty nice for a 'simple' build. Four wheels, or halftrack? The rear wheel arches look like they'd fit tracks.

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

 
   
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Aspirant Tech-Adept







That is pretty impressive for a day's building, even following templates, it just screams retro genestealer cult

The hood ornament is a nice touch

Macharius looks really good too, I've thought about scratch building one a few times and chickened out, tracks were part of the reason.

keep it up, I want to see more of this!




 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






 OneManNoodles wrote:
That is pretty impressive for a day's building, even following templates, it just screams retro genestealer cult

The hood ornament is a nice touch

Macharius looks really good too, I've thought about scratch building one a few times and chickened out, tracks were part of the reason.

keep it up, I want to see more of this!


Thanks! The tracks were fairly simple once I sorted out a system. I just made two copies of the base layer, chopped one into tread sections, glued those on, then glued the inbetween bits on top as tread detail. Simple, lazy, looks the part. I'm partway through painting so I'll chuck some shots up when done.

Now, somebody stop me?







This is bigger than I'd expected, and the body was a pig to put together. I've already scrapped my squadron plans!!! One will suffice. Yes, I should likely have done an Avenger Strike Fighter, that will no doubt come later. I just like the look of this one so plumped for it first.

I've some design work to finish today so until that's done this is where this gets left. Still missing tail stabilisers, rear of engines and rear jet, plus guns, detailing, all sorts yet to go!

The engine intakes are a trimmed Berocca tube lid tucked into a soy milk lid. I'll add a domed centre bit later.

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Leashed Pupnik






Wow That is AWESOME!!! IIRC they had blood strips Like Captain Solo.

https://www..com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726928.page#9391734: Restarting Carcharodons

"If you are seeing this message, it is because I am dead. I leave this in trust of the Vorlons to give to the right person at the right time. I ask you to trust them, as I have. They have come to us in secret to prepare for the coming war. They say we'll need allies. In particular, a race that is so far unknown to us, called Humans. If we have not already done so by now, it is my hope that we will work with the Vorlons to find these Humans and bring them into the battle on our side. The allies of the Shadows are gathering at Z'ha'dum. Their masters can not be far behind. They must be stopped. Finish the work, that I began. Finish it." 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Just took a read through the thread.

Love the ideas.
Love the Rough riders (must make lots of em)!
Love the Baneblade recovery work.

And everything your scratch building is just awesome.

With 8th round the corner, a Tanks N' Riders army should be doable, go-fer-it!

PS As an Eldar player, I can only apologise for the 7th Ed cheese. Expect Double-Gloucester-Freshness in the next edition

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Thanks Furiyen! I'm excited for the changes! I have ten of them, with two meltaguns in tow.

Guess who stuck the wings on too high up. This idiot. Cut them off, resited them, added tailplanes. Tolerance is so much more noticeable when long bits stick out than on a tank. Looking decent though. Wonder if I'll have it ready for gaming tomorrow?



I'm not a hyooge football fan but we're off to watch the Women's Champions League Final tonight, so progress is halted til after that!

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

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Why would any of us want to stop you? Your plasticard skills are amazing and work at such speed. It's inspiring, really. I'm looking forward to seeing that Macharius fully painted and that Taurox build finished. Amazing stuff. Subscribed.

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Have to agree with wanting to see the Macharius fully painted. It deserves it after all the love spent building it

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






I know, I know... painting urge ebbs and flows with me. This week more ebb than flow! I'll have a painting bash next week and finish it. Here's how she looks just now:


I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






Your welcome.

Nice progress on the Macharius, too.

Can I make a suggestion? (Feel free to completely ignore me).

Yellow/Black Warning stripes over the Gun Cowlings. They deserve to stand out

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Nice idea, would be quite a second edition vibe which would suit me nicely! I shall definitely consider it. Doubly so if I can get away with using my hazard stripe washi tape so I don't have to paint striped!

I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Today I'm sat in the garden. We're trying out our new smoker, slowly cooking pork leg, pork shoulder and a huge joint of beef with charcoal and maple chips.

So I have the best excuse to sit around and make a fighter to protect my small plastic men!

Progress update - working on engines and wing detailing:







I'm bodging and patching as I go. The underside will be different and slightly less detailed than the original, because frankly why bother? Engines will be partly saved tube/bottle caps, with a styrene rod midsection. Again, not bothered about exactly replicating the original here - an approximation of a future jet will do.


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Update: she has TEETH!

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Belgium

Someone's on a roll . Nice work!

If brute force doesn't help, you're not applying enough!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Thanks! Today was dedicated to sitting around tending a fire, slowly cooking meats, so modelmaking was a nice fit. Extra nice to do so in the garden, though rain stopped play for a while and I had to rapidly cart all my gear back indoors.

Here's where things ended for tonight:



I've started riveting as I'm going to be less fussy about filling and filing every last thing. I know which bits need doing, but the wings were safe to start on. I also made magnetised payload options. I made two bombs, two large missiles, two heatseekers, two missile racks and two rocket pods. No idea if they're all game legal but I can switch things up however I feel, and use some on future aircraft builds too.

I trimmed off the upright bits I added to the lascannon muzzles as I kept snapping them off when handling the plane. I miss them. I'll re-add them before I paint.

And for those who want to know how the smoking went, here's a recap...



Pork leg, pork shoulder and beeeef. So tasty!


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Found that the base from a spindle of CDs makes an ideal stand, and fits into a brass plumbing coupler. I'd intended to use brass tubing for the stand but this is ready made and easier, as well as cheaper. I've covered it in glue, added two lumps of concrete for weight, lots of sprue to bulk it out, and sand for texture. Once this dries (if) I'll putty the edges and tidy it all up.



I took out some panels from the underside to set the plumbing joint in. I've crammed in a load of No More Nails, and will now wait for that to dry too! Once dry I'll trim the glue down, and likely just Green Stuff around to tidy it.



You can also see I need to add some engine baffle panels to hide the hot glue mess from sticking the engines together. Super glue simply wasn't cutting it trying to stick styrene to bottle tops. The engine exhaust nozzles are hacksawed and sanded down super glue nozzles.

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I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






So the No More Nails was a bust. Ripped it out. Found some two part epoxy glue. That will do it!

Whilst I waited for things to dry I finished the Taurox Prime!


I scratch-built a Macharius Vulcan, Thunderbolt and Spartan! Have a peek at the build and my painting progress here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/513429.page

My all-plastic Praetorian build log: http://bit.ly/1K7gn7J

People who say "special snowflake" a lot tend to be unpleasant people.

 
   
 
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