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Rough Rider with Boomstick





I had seen the Meng toon range a while ago and thought that the tanks looked a bit too 'chibi' for what I wanted... then I saw the King Tiger, with its longer wheel base and thought that it was just what I needed.

It is almost exactly what I was aiming for with my earlier attempt at a 'Panther Russ' conversion (from a 1/35 Panther - also shown earlier in this thread).


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Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Just a quick post to show off the second painted tank:



The third tank has been washed and will start this week. It'll be getting a visible tank commander to denote it as a lead tank but he won't be a tank commander, rules wise... he'll just be a normal tank (he'll just have a normal helmet rather than a significantly leader-like hat/helmet).

See? I can paint things occasionally

Still no decals... but the supplier is always fairly slow so I won't worry just yet

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

"See? I paint things occasionally!" -- Should be our motto.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Very cool stuff in here. The squat valkyrie is boss, but those dreads are awesome indeed!

As for painting , that's just that thing people do after the good bit isn't it?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Well, I will say that these two tanks are pretty much all I've painted this year (apart from a Dwarf)... so I am happy to just get that far !

I've started work on Punisher number 3 today. I have converted the guns and will be putting the green stuff on at some point.

The problem I have now is how I can build 3 plasma cannons that look enough like plasma cannons to count... but different enough that they have been made by Squats rather than humans.

My 'scavenger radar' is on maximum at the moment .

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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Lots of good stuff I'm sure I haven't commented on, happy to see you powering along and producing really impressive, consistent work

But mostly popping in to commend the striped down blackstar in particular, that coat of paint shows how well you were able to dequisition it, wow!

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Two tanks? Not sure I even have a finished tank....

I seem to recall the old squat plasma weapons has a more circular cross-section than humie built versions. Maybe build around a bolt or large screw, the thread will work as the coil when parts are covered as it will guide the fact it's a continuous line. Instead of a vented muzzle, maybe an adjustable nozzle, like a thruster?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I would suggest using a flange or square-driven bolt, with a bit of tubing and wire for the coils.

Similar to this:

https://www.grainger.com/product/GRAINGER-APPROVED-Architectural-Bolt-1JYJ9


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Love the medals on the walkers best of all.
   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Cheers

I've got a little bit further now. The platoon leader has been sculpted so I can now get on with spraying the turret and finishing the painting :



Still no decals though :(

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/05/25 07:56:36


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Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





The first command tank is coming along:



... and this arrived:



Squat Knight Titan proxy, anyone?!

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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 Inso wrote:
Squat Knight Titan proxy, anyone?!
I'm a believer! Also that tagline

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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Loving the imaginative repurposing. Will really look the part when done
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Wow. That is a gloriously ancient mech from the late 70's early 80's. GLORIOUS.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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6 foot underwater

Now that mech does look interesting.....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Cheers .

I will be bulking the mech out so what you see is very much the 'skeleton'.

I will be changing quite a lot of it... but not until I have finished the tanks

With that in mind, I have started to convert some plasma-cannons :


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UK

Looking forward to see what you do with the mech !

Chopped up Pens and other genre model kits provide some of the best parts for conversions !

   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





The mech will be on the back burner until I have finished my tank company... so I don't see me touching it for a good couple of months yet. That said, it gives me plenty of time to think about how I am going to convert it ... Pinterest has been very helpful.

At the moment, I have washed the sprues for the next three tanks and have finished the basic green-stuff work so they will be ready for assembly and priming very soon.

I have also fitted the barrels of the plasma cannons to their mantles, primed them and they now look like this:



I think they will work perfectly .

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Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Unfortunately, the weather is slowing me down today because i can't get any spraying done... but that aside, I have managed to assemble everything, ready for spray painting so that's a bonus :



I have not glued the base, hull, turret top or turret base together because I will need to take them apart for spraying and fitting the wheels . Hopefully the plasma-cannons look OK. You can see that the nearest tank has it's top hatch glued open. That is ready for another little tank commander .

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6 foot underwater

Plasmas all look fine

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Amazingly so for being pens!

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





Cheers

I try to make the conversions simple yet effective. It took a lot of digging to find pens that looked right... but the 'coils' I happened across whilst queuing in Primark (they are hair ties ).

I managed to get some paint on the first plasma-cannon tank too:


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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Now the third tank is finished (apart from the commander and decals) and the first of the plasma-tanks is base-coated, ready for a wash:



Hopefully, the first plasma-tank will be ready for decals by the end of the week... but who knows?

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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Just decals to go on the first platoon... but I reckon I'll leave the decals until all the tanks are painted :


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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Here's a high quality (Windows Paint) mock-up of the markings for my tank company:



I have all the decals I need for all ten tanks. The yellow shape changes for each platoon/command so there will be 3 triangles, 3 squares and 3 circles with a diamond as the company commander.

I have all the decals except the names... but I have LOTS of decals which can be altered for that... or I can just paint the names (so they are properly individual).

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I beg of you, proper Imperial Vehicle Squadron Identification Stripes. They need them. For the Emperor.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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 Briancj wrote:
I beg of you, proper Imperial Vehicle Squadron Identification Stripes. They need them. For the Emperor.


My Squat army has been let down by the Imperium... when they called for help with fighting a Tyranid invasion, the Imperials didn't respond. As a result, the use of Imperial equipment is limited and they would certainly steer away from using Imperial markings.


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Penticton BC Canada

There is so much inspiration and creativity, not just using Green Stuff but making your own miniatures!?!?!? The Halfling Snipers are unbelievable!!!!!!!!

I'd much rather have metal Squats imho, but I am in awe of your army sir .... I came back to check in on the Squat tank commander; he looks the part!


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 Inso wrote:
 Briancj wrote:
I beg of you, proper Imperial Vehicle Squadron Identification Stripes. They need them. For the Emperor.


My Squat army has been let down by the Imperium... when they called for help with fighting a Tyranid invasion, the Imperials didn't respond. As a result, the use of Imperial equipment is limited and they would certainly steer away from using Imperial markings.



Well, to be fair, these markings are rarely used, nowadays, and would be more a symbol of honoring the True Imperium, from before the Dark Millennium.

--B, troublemaking


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in gb
Rough Rider with Boomstick





 Briancj wrote:
 Inso wrote:
 Briancj wrote:
I beg of you, proper Imperial Vehicle Squadron Identification Stripes. They need them. For the Emperor.


My Squat army has been let down by the Imperium... when they called for help with fighting a Tyranid invasion, the Imperials didn't respond. As a result, the use of Imperial equipment is limited and they would certainly steer away from using Imperial markings.



Well, to be fair, these markings are rarely used, nowadays, and would be more a symbol of honoring the True Imperium, from before the Dark Millennium.

--B, troublemaking



My Squats do not honour the Imperium in any of its forms... whether modern or before the Dark Millenium. They have their own way of doing things and don't feel the need to copy the Imperials.

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