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Old 07-09-2020, 09:41 AM
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Halo inspired DIY WH40k Imperial Guard vehicles

So, as a warm-up a very early WIP shot of the prototype of my tank family.
Yes, prototype means there is more like this.
This first vehicle is a stand-in for Chimeras and Leman Russ type tanks from Warhammer 40k.
As some of you know, those two types of tanks have different kinds of chassis in 40k.
As opposed to that, i am basing all my tanks on this general design - with some modifications.


So, the second iteration was an SPG that required some changes to the rear section. In game terms, it is a Armageddon pattern Basilisk.


The third iteration is the large, superheavy cousin of those. The first 2 were for practicing, the third one was what i have been practicing for.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:04 AM
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Looking good, sir. Thanks for sharing
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:23 AM
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Thanks.
And now that i found out that links to my primary photo storage do not work here, i will need to upload them here as well...
Hm, here we go.


But first, more of the prototype.


#1: The heavy turret for the Leman Russ Punisher loadout and the tracks
#2: The light turret for the Chimera loadout:


You surely have noticed where i am using more than just paper.
And... did i mention that all interchangeable parts are magnetized and pivotable? No? They are.



Next: photos of the finished tank in both loadouts
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:38 PM
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And now the finished model, painted and weathered in both variants.
The side sponsons and the front gun - as well as the main weapon on the chimera turret - are replaceable. So far i have 4 different alternatives, all of them fit everywhere.
The missile launcher and HMG on the MBT turret is also optional.


The things that i dislike in this prototype the most are the flat hatches.
The one for the driver, the gunner on the MBT turret and the small firepoints on the rear.
Those are the largest design improvements that i made on the second model.


So... more WIP shots of the second and third or straight to the end results?


And after those, there is more - but so far WIP only
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:41 AM
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Great looking design and execution. Your finish work (weathering, etc) is superb. I enjoy building Patoroch's WH40K kits very much, and have threads for a number of them here on the forum. I texture/repaint them digitally, but forum member g0rb is a multi media WH40K modeller like yourself. Be sure to check out his amazing build threads.
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Old 07-10-2020, 10:14 AM
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Thanks a lot, that is very encouraging.
Actually, the great repository of patorochs templates are one of the reasons which initially brought me here.


And also thank you for the pointing out G0rb - i will definitely check out his work.


Now, the WIP phase of the self propelled gun.
You might notice that this is a visual hybrid of the prototype above (consistent design language) and a PZH-2000.


The hatches here are built-up, carved and sanded styrene sheet. Better... but in the third tank i finally found a construction of paper that i am happy with. But so far: still an intermediate step in evolution.


If you look closely, you may detect wheels in different stages of completion on photo #2.
#3 gives a pretty good impression of details like handles and tols - which i did not make of paper. That is - in that scale - beyond my skill and patience.

Photo #4 is NOT the finished model. It is the stage after painting, but prior to washing and weathering. Photos of the finished model in the next post.
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Old 07-10-2020, 01:33 PM
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Again, thanks for mentioning g0rb.
His work is really outstanding and a valuable source for inspiration and reference for me. After all... he is following an approach quite similar to my own (of which the tanks in this thread are not the best example)

Back on topic... here is the finished Basilisk.


Even while it is lying on the side on #2, that photo indicates that the turret is indeed quite heavy on the front. Something that even several large washers glued in the back could not entirely compensate.


To be continued with the large cousin in the next post.
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Old 07-11-2020, 01:34 AM
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And now what the whole practicing was for.
In WH40k game terms, it is a Macharius Vulcan


#1 for a first impression regarding size.


#6 is a typical example for try & error. On previous photos, the top of the rear section was still there... which is cut off here because of a large measuring error.

You may notice a taint on the curved front-left. This stage shows the part after soaking with CA and prior to sanding. I have not found another way to produce a smooth curve without edges... but CA+sanding works really nice.


#7: <50% complete and you can see where the journey goes
#8: improved surface details on the turret
#9: final design for access hatches and fire point hatches on the rear.


Still a fairly long way to go, but 70% done.
Most of the surface structures done, next come tiny parts and the wheels and tracks. Oh what a joy... i really hate that part, but it is something i can do during never ending conference calls (without video...)
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Old 07-11-2020, 11:45 AM
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I like them. You should join and post these to the Warhammer 40k paper forum that Elli runs on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1421...?ref=bookmarks
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Old 07-11-2020, 12:11 PM
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i had a look on what has been posted there - and i agree, i think my stuff would fit in there. And there is plenty to learn from.
If it just were not facebook...


But, since i am already writing... the final photos for the Macharius.
#2 is an intermediate stage - in the final version, i made something else for stowage -> #3


The taint on the edges is CA glue that i used to harden those - to prevent damages.


The colored photos show different stages in the painting process, especially #8 is a before/after shot during weathering.


Next: a recon vehicle based on a beefed-up Halo Warthog
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