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sagittar slaith
05-01-2008, 15:49
does anybody have any ideas as to how i could make a sort of light scout tank, simillar to a sentinel, but not a walker. i am sure ethat i am not the only one who is tired with all the heavy tanks in the IG codex.

Denthúl
05-01-2008, 15:50
The Salamander is a light scout tank... :)

Tonberry
05-01-2008, 15:52
Check out the Salamander Scout Vehicle from Forgeworld, here: http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/salscout.htm

Edit, already mentioned whilst I was typing >.<

unclejimbo827
05-01-2008, 15:52
http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9913/sentineltemplategm4.jpg

That's a set of templates I found a while back. They work pretty well. I don't know who made the original, but if you're out there reading this, thanks a bunch - they're great!

Ko Improbable
05-01-2008, 16:05
does anybody have any ideas as to how i could make a sort of light scout tank, simillar to a sentinel, but not a walker. i am sure ethat i am not the only one who is tired with all the heavy tanks in the IG codex.

Go into the Modelling, Painting, and Terrain section of this forum. Find the IG Treadhead Thread. Near the end, there's someone compiling a list of links for all the good stuff in there. Look for a light tank made by Getz. It's a really good one.
Not to toot my own horn or anything (TOOT), but you might also look in there for my Minotaur Cruiser Tanks. While you might not like making them exactly like I did, they might inspire you.
If nothing else, that thread is overflowing with inspiration for just about any armoured vehicle you'd like to create.

Beyond that, 1.) While it's not a scoring unit, a Chimera, especially with an autocannon, basically is a light tank. 2.) The Salamander Scout, as has been mentioned, fills this role pretty well.

Your Evil Twin
05-01-2008, 16:16
If you want something more in tune with a sentinel i.e 10 10 10 and one light gun rather than a tank try making an imperial buggie of some kind. Buy an ork buggy, swap the gun for an auto cannon or something and put in guard pilots...walla a small guard light vehicle!

Hope this helps!
Your Evil Twin

Ddraiglais
05-01-2008, 18:46
If you want something more in tune with a sentinel i.e 10 10 10 and one light gun rather than a tank try making an imperial buggie of some kind. Buy an ork buggy, swap the gun for an auto cannon or something and put in guard pilots...walla a small guard light vehicle!

Hope this helps!
Your Evil Twin

A while back I saw online somewhere where someone made a jeep like vehicle by basically putting wheels on a landspeeder. It was pretty sweet.

Easy E
05-01-2008, 18:49
Tankettes are the way to go if you want something like a Sentinel. Of course, it also depends on the theme of your force. If it is armor heavy then Tankettes rock. If it is a lighter force then jeeps/humvees/armored cars are a better bet. If you are looking for something like the Salamander in size, then... Ko has given you good advice all ready.

One thing I don't like about the Salamander is that it is open topped, and you don't really have the option to enclose it.

Ddraiglais
05-01-2008, 18:54
There's always the FW centaur option too.

Cirenivel
05-01-2008, 20:11
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n167/Union-J/SentinelTankette.jpg

This one from here (http://z4.invisionfree.com/Boot_Camp/index.php?showtopic=4706&st=0) is a great little thing.


Cirenivel

TheBigBadWolf
05-01-2008, 20:13
This is what bugs me about the IG and GW why is there no trucks/jeeps/cars etc, they have pictures of them being driven over by leman russes yet they never feature in the rules or have models, i mean why wouldnt an army have any jeeps

Bassik
05-01-2008, 20:29
Isn't the Hellhound a light tank? It certainly is my favorite IG vehicle:D

jasdc1
05-01-2008, 22:24
http://us.games-workshop.com/games/40k/imperialguard/painting/tankette/default.htm
Try this little bugger out. Looks cool and is straight frm GW site.

Jim

Sir_Turalyon
05-01-2008, 22:56
It's called Chimera... under FW rules, you can even arm it with autocannon. Just forget it can transport troops and suddenly you have capable tankette.

sagittar slaith
06-01-2008, 09:36
thanks for the advice. that sentinel tankette is tiny! i also agree with thebigbadwolf. IG jeeps would be cool. i like the idea of a land speeder conversion....

Easy E
06-01-2008, 09:49
You can find templates for trucks, cars, armored cars, and the GW tankette in my armored company log. Check my sig.

sagittar slaith
06-01-2008, 10:50
that urban armour conversion has given me an idea. you could do the same thing but insyead of shortening the chimera hull, lengthen it to make an open topped troop transport.