Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tallarn Highlanders, part 1: two made by my own

My Tallarn force is quite a mess: there are four colour schemes (1 2 3 4) and most of them don't have a desert camouflage. I've sold someone else and now two Tallarn Desert Raiders are still missing to complete each squad: one lieutenant and one trooper.
So I have to make them carving pieces of metal. Meanwhile I fix other two, removing the demolition charges.


I let the following pics speak by themselves:
The trooper come from a old mutilated trooper. The lieutenant has Al'rahem's right arm, a rough rider's torso and a lieutenant right leg...

Foots are really hard to carve.

TALLARN HIGHLANDERS - PART 2

Chimera to Leman Russ kit part 2


I need a link between trackguards and Chimera flanks. The first option is carving the wheels' linchpins, but its too difficult with this material. Second option is cutting the plastrons, one for wheel.

Then I have to join the two trackguards. It's not easy, maybe I have to made central hull before trackguards...

Rivets help to improve the aspect.
Heavyflamer shelter (right term?) improve to look like more similar to Leman Russ, too.
Lights help to strengthen to whole tank chassis.
Now it's the turn of turret...

PART 1 - CHIMERA TO LEMAN RUSS - PART 3

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Chimera to Leman Russ kit part 1

During Horus Heresy there were no Chimera tanks. In fact Imperial Militia have no ones in its armylist. It's a big problem if my old Tallarn Desert Raider are call to arm to defend Prospero...

So, can I trasform a Chimera into a Leman Russ?
May this conversion be reversible?
I have to try to build one kit...

3 mm and 1 mm PVC amd comparison between the two tanks. They are quite similar, if you look at them from above.
I need to raise each Chimera flank. First the project.
I cut the 3 mm forex. Now tanks' flanks look like more similar.
Track guards built with 1 mm PVC:
Pins to help joying PVC (glue is not working well...) and to look like to bolts.

CHIMERA TO LEMAN RUSS KIT - PART 2