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Tinners
19-04-2008, 15:40
Well I decided to finally start a log on here, it'll be for my Soviet Armoured Company.

Hopefully this will help make me finish the army once and for all without changing the list every so often. And its also to stop me clogging up the tread head thread with small updates.

Most of the main tanks in the army will be scratchbuilt, the rest will all have conversions, ranging from large to small with plasticard.

It will be heavily inspired by the Soviet tanks of the 2nd world war, all the tanks will have the late war IFF pattern to keep a theme throughout the army, they will also have Soviet Slogans on the tanks, now this is the main bit, I know some of them say "Facists!" or "For Stalin!" and so on, but I don't care what they say, as this is the 41st millenium, its a weird space language so it doesn't have to mean what it says in Russian.

Any Infantry in the army will be done using the Valhallan models, but I'm not really sure if there will be any Infantry or Armoured fist squads in the army right now. I may just save them for another army after this is completed.

The 152nd Tank Brigade will be the main force, consisting of mostly Ragnarok Battle Tanks, which for this will count as Leman Russes, it will also be joined by elements of the 1934th self-propelled gun regimenta and the 76th separate tank battalion, it'll all be the same list but some tanks will be from the different regiments to account for the differences in vehicles.

The 152nd Brigade is as follows:

Leman Russ Vanquisher - Ragnarok with Kv-1 style turret.
Destroyer Tank Hunter - A tank destroyer based of the Is-122/152 using the Ragnarok hull.
Leman Russ Battle Tank - Ragnarok with Kv-2 style Turret.
Chimera

Only one of these is built at the minute, and the rest are in various stages of development at the moment.

The 1934th self-propelled gun regiment will consist of 3 Basilisk based of the Leman Russ chassis with armoured tops, these were originally going to be my bombards, but I'm going to convert the model a bit to turn them into Basilisk just to make it easier and to save faffing around with the Forgeworld rules.

One of these is finished and painted, the other two are nearing completion, will hopefully have the 2nd finished tonight.

The 76th separate tank battalion will be the captured Germanish tanks, which is as follows:

Destroyer Tank Hunter - Stug III/Su-75
Leman Russ - Panzer III/T-3

These are what I'm currently working on, and are getting the most of my attention, after these I'll be swapping back to the basilisks, and then onto the ragnaroks.

There will also be a Super Heavy Company, the 5th Guards tank brigade, consisting of 3 Baneblades, two of which are finished already.

Anyway enough bable, heres some pictures:

What the Basilisks will be:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/eaa69c3b.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b75f8245.jpg

Chimera:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/7f37435a.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/72bbcd59.jpg

Tinners
19-04-2008, 15:41
And now some shots of the WiP German tanks.:

Panzer III/T-3:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4f68ed25.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/20bca678.jpg

Stug III/Su-75:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/665806e5.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a28e0f24.jpg

Tinners
19-04-2008, 15:45
Some PiP shots of the 2nd Baneblade, I really need to get some shots of the two together.:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/027235e3.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0c6796cc.jpg

And what the Ragnaroks look like for anyone that is wondering, this is an old shot, the tank has been booked in for a refurb and repaint, updates on it soonish:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/67f194aa.jpg

Wulf
19-04-2008, 16:21
Simply love this! i have been following your work over at Work In Progress. Your plastic card skills and painting are superb. Any testmodel of the infantry painted yet?
Keep it up!

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
19-04-2008, 19:32
This is awesome. :)

For Stalin! For the Motherland! CCCP!

Captain Slow
19-04-2008, 20:54
wow, seriously nuce stuff! however, do you have any plans for that StuG you've built, I'd love to try and make them into Tank destroyers! For a Krieg army i have in the works.

Lord Zso Sahaal
19-04-2008, 21:17
cant wait to see that basilisk completed looking really good. unusual making a soviet themed army but looks really nice. good luck with it!
Sahaal

CrabHermit
19-04-2008, 23:49
Great stuff, even if most of them have already been seen in the tread-head thread. Go Tinners, go!

dugaal
20-04-2008, 07:54
Not sure the last time I commented on your vehicles, but they are very inspiring, especially the shocks on the wheels, which are a much needed addition over much of the WIP boards (and my own stuff)
Not to mention the incredible precision and attention to detail that puts your work over the lot of us...

You should put more of your older work on this log for inspiration and completeness sake, as I can see this being a popular thread for all the treadheads out there :D

Tinners
20-04-2008, 18:45
Cheers guys.


Simply love this! i have been following your work over at Work In Progress. Your plastic card skills and painting are superb. Any testmodel of the infantry painted yet?
Keep it up!

There wont be any infantry I've decided, tho I'm planning a Seige list using the Krieg list with scratchbuilt arty, but this is all the infantry I have basically painted, nothing more than a basecoat and drybrush:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/accd18c9.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/06f5196b.jpg


wow, seriously nuce stuff! however, do you have any plans for that StuG you've built, I'd love to try and make them into Tank destroyers! For a Krieg army i have in the works.

I didnt use plans really, I just went from an idea in my head and photos of the real deal, same with most of my tanks really.

Anyway, I'm working on this today,need to fill in a few gaps and then I can start detailing:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/5a043c19.jpg

Colonel Haizelhoff
20-04-2008, 19:41
Really good detail work and the overall theme is nice, although I've never liked the boxy ragnaroks. Are there any T-42s on the to do list:rolleyes:

Gunner
20-04-2008, 23:51
Really good! I just love your tanks and your painting dose you modeling justice!
which is rare.

Tinners
23-04-2008, 19:16
Really good detail work and the overall theme is nice, although I've never liked the boxy ragnaroks. Are there any T-42s on the to do list

T-42?

Started painting the StugIII/Su-75

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/bdfdf7ad.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/fb0d45a8.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/d8482301.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/71f9fdca.jpg

MrP
24-04-2008, 01:24
Ooh, a Tinners log! Brilliant! I shall be watching this with attention - and not a little envy, old boy! ;)

escobar
24-04-2008, 08:40
great - following this army was the main reason i went to Ammobunker - this stuff i amazing... looking forward to seeing it completed.

Bloody12th
24-04-2008, 09:56
Stunning work there. That Stug barrel.....those two rods on the top keep making me think the barrel is slightly bent until I look more closely. Strange...

Ash
24-04-2008, 10:36
Great work on the StugIII/Su-75, is that the same shade of green as the rest of your force? (what colour & make are you using?)
I've been using Tamiya TS Nato Green up til now, but as it's no longer available, I'm contemplating getting an airbrush!

Tinners
24-04-2008, 12:25
Yep its the same green: Vallejo 70924 Russian Uniform WWII. I didn't use an airbrush on this one, but I really wish I had since it would have sped up the painting a lot.

So far I've only painted it green and given it a wash of black. Which looks like(Photos are a bit dark):

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/74f1d1cd.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/8bfac748.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a3fc375b.jpg

I also got these in the post today, so I'll probably be painting them up sometime soon.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/bff949da.jpg

Ash
24-04-2008, 16:23
That's a very nice paint job on an exceptionally good looking tank.

dijit80
24-04-2008, 17:09
I'm liking the theme and you've certainly got skills with plasticard. I'd love to see those infrantry painted up, and more tank riders for the tanks - that would be a cool doctrine of IG, not sure what it'd do mind you, maybe act as a transport for a unit or something. I think you need more shading/highlighting on them, the colours are nice but rather bland.

Idaan
04-05-2008, 21:16
Wow, a whole log dedicated to the god of plasticard, Tinners. I'll be watching it with great interest.
Your StuG is marvelous, I wouldn't recognize it as a 40k scratchbuilt at all if it wasn't in a 40k log. But I think some people may perceive it as not good, or at least not 40k enough. For me it's great as I've said.
What are those crew? I've never seen them, are they some Valhallans?

Colonel Jacka
05-05-2008, 11:59
Mate your vehicles are brilliant. They really capture your theme. They will look excellent with the Great Coat IG. :D

Promethius
05-05-2008, 12:21
I really like them. Way to go with the plasti-card!

Colonel Jacka
05-05-2008, 21:46
What are those crew? I've never seen them, are they some Valhallans?

They are some old Valhallans and Tank Crew figures that used to come with the Leman Russ Kits. All are still available though mail order. If you want some I have a few unpainted.

Lord Cook
12-06-2008, 17:04
All splendid, as always.

Satan
12-06-2008, 19:40
Lovely. Where di you get the Cyrillic slogans? Did you paint them or are they decals from model kits?

I like your tanks greatly, but I was hoping to see more red stars! :D

Tinners
13-06-2008, 21:10
They are MIG Dry transfers. I'm staying away from Red Stars as they weren't that common on vehicles, white stars were but I prefer just having the slogans as it seperates it a bit more from the real thing.

The army is being rekerjiggered abit to make it easier to build and also change the style a bit more. I was searching for pictures of Ragnaroks and noticed one thing that made mine very different: The Epic model has open tracks, so I've decided that I'm going to base it more of a KV-2 and less off a Chimera, this will also make it fit with the Stug/Panzer part, and allow me to do more russiany things.

The only problem with this is finding enough tank wheels, to do an Space Kv-2 I'd need 12 Medium tank wheels, 2 large and 3 small. Finding the small ones is easy, I have 60 or 70 just sitting around for projects. But gathering enough of the other two is tricky. Making a T-34 style tank was an option, but it was also difficult as I'd need 10 Large tank wheels per tank, again hard to aquire.

And if I was planning to do a lot it would take ages and cost a fair bit to get all the bits, so I'm not sure what to do. I may make my own wheels and attempt to cast them, but thats a lot of work.

But if I do go with the open track it gives me a lot more options while designing tanks and making them look more like the real thing, which is good in away but makes it less 40k and I'm not sure how, if I played, it would go down in a GW.

The Baneblades will be joined by a 3rd at some point in the near future, once I get it I'll batch paint all 3 and get them out of the way, not much converting to be done on those.
The Bombard/Basilisk things will probably be used for another project or sold on, not sure really.
The Chimera might get used, or I might just cut Chimeras from the list all together.

I'm also considering doing an all infantry Vahallan army, with around 80 or so figures, this is what the comissar is for, so I may add this into the log aswell, so expect more painted infantry.

I'm also gonna try and keep this log more updated as I've been very lazy with it.

Any way some updates..
Comissar:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/Picture003-1.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/Picture001-1.jpg

And tank crew, these will be made into objective markers at some point:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/9fbc157f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/7dd198e4.jpg

Satan
13-06-2008, 21:18
Those infantry are hot. You should definitively have the infantry to go along with it all. I love the comissar, really gives off the right feeling.

Have you read Stalingrad by the historian Anthony Beevor? Really great for inspiration regarding the invasion of russia. A great account of the chain of events.

Thanks for the tip about MIG, I'll have to look into them.

Gunner
14-07-2008, 04:04
Your a very good painter, what are colour is that on the tank?




What I'm working on http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=139909

Tinners
17-07-2008, 20:54
Vallejo Russian Uniform ww2.

Right some updates:

New style Russ for the army, I'm not going to be doing Ragnaroks at this time, just a few Russes. I'll be doing 3 of these, and maybe just 3 standard Russ with a few more details added.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/50a0797d.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/7baccb6b.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/cd39b1cd.jpg

The Bombards are Bombards again, and will be next on the list. Just waiting for some Plasticard Tube to do the main gun. I'll also be adding sandbags and camo netting to them.
Once they are done, I'll be doing 3 Basilisks with armoured tops aswell, similar to the Bomabrds, I have 2 Basilisks at the minute waiting in the boxes until I finish other things, so I need to buy the 3rd one.
I've decided to combine this and the infantry army together to make it easier for myself, they'll both just be for Apoc if I ever decide to play the game with them, I'm also going to theme it heavily on Artillery.

More pics in the next post...

Tinners
17-07-2008, 20:57
Rapiers! Will use the rules posted in the treadhead thread for them, or count them as lascannons.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0c699f51.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4dc3732b.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4915b923.jpg

And the base:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4f86a9c1.jpg

Just awaiting some tube to finish the 2nd and 3rd one off.

Tinners
17-07-2008, 20:58
And some regular Lascannons, these are based of ones I saw on warseer but cant remember who made them..Going to be making 6 of these.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2d68b7db.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/485263ca.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/98ed087c.jpg

Light of the Emperor
17-07-2008, 21:45
Very nice Tinners! I'm amazed at how well you can scratchbuild weapons like that russ lascannon or the ragnarok heavy bolters.

The lascannon mounts were originally thought of by LeMediko, I believe.

clandestine
17-07-2008, 21:48
awesome models mate, keep it up!

Tinners
17-07-2008, 22:11
Cheers, and thanks for the name Lote.

Some more progress...they now all have legs.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/15baec27.jpg

MrP
18-07-2008, 00:45
Lovely work as ever, old man. I forget the chap's name (in re: Lascannon), but I think he's French and had a nifty Char B Bis style Russ in his log, too. Those Rapiers are deuced pretty, and I must commend you on being so close to the FW idea with that hull LC on the Russ!

MF3000
18-07-2008, 01:28
Yeah the Lebanese dude.

sj

prezo
18-07-2008, 01:43
oh man those are some nice tanks... how did you make that rapier... i'd do anything to be as good wit plasticard as you

Tinners
19-07-2008, 20:46
Bit of an update. Got some heavy weapon sets today so I've added the lascannons to the rest. Just got to detail them up a bit now.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/9d7595ae.jpg

I've also decided to start on the other heavy weapons for the army.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/bbc8ae31.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/c83fe048.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/8ad78aae.jpg

Just the standard mortar made bigger so I can use the Valhallan mortar crew with them. Need to add a lot more details to it to break up the blandness. Next up autocannons.

Tommygun
22-07-2008, 09:32
Tinners, I was wondering, how do you make the cloth texture on your sand bags. -Tommgun.

Colonel Jacka
22-07-2008, 10:48
Your Las Guns are excellant. Have you made a templete that you can share?

Tinners
23-07-2008, 18:00
Tommy: Finger prints lol.

Colonel Jacka : No I dont have any templates, they are just a few circles cut to shape based around Medikos stuff, check out his log..

Anyway, got some mortars painted.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/6b587c08.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/f07122c7.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2ba433b1.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/5bef7e5c.jpg

Shadow Nugz
23-07-2008, 19:02
WOW... I saw your Bombards elsewhere and I was totally stunned... then you bring the Stug, Panzer, Chimera-thing, the mortars, the Rapier, and the lascannons in... *starts sobbing*
Why can't I have any talent!?!


(posted after I was done crying)
Good job on your stuff, can't wait to see it painted. Keep it up.

Tinners
23-07-2008, 21:33
Cheers mate.

Need to nip up to GW tommorow and buy a few more bases and get some miliput from the model shop, then its lascannon time.

Anyway:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/aa9bd563.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/612c7435.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0386ddcd.jpg

MrP
24-07-2008, 04:30
Ooh, those really are some lovely mortars, old boy - very good combination of the existing plastic stuff with your own work!

Tinners
25-07-2008, 00:22
Cheers

Teasers of what will be done tommorow:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/471161f7.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4ba21b18.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/dad47514.jpg


The green is only basic atm and needs more layers, will also detail it up a lot more, same goes for the base, just basic colours.

redstarone
25-07-2008, 00:49
Really lovely stuff. I especially like the way you painted the bases. Those sandbags are wonderful and so life like. It accents your conversions very well.

:chrome:

Dr.Mercury
25-07-2008, 01:28
This is going to be one VERY cool army when it is done!
I cannot wait to see more!

Tinners
25-07-2008, 23:34
Got 2 more Lascannons done basically, will start to detail them now. Also need to get some more 60mm bases before I can do any more. I'm also gonna round up all my heavy weapon crew and figure out just what I need to buy.

These will be part of the heavy weapon platoon attached to the Command squad, 2 anti tank, 2 mortar, 1 firesupport. I'm also gonna add a few more mortars where ever I can fit them.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/95aac3ad.jpg

MF3000
26-07-2008, 00:49
They look realllllly osome

sj

Almindale
27-07-2008, 10:09
Gorgeous scratch built weapons!

redstarone
27-07-2008, 10:29
Looking at them all lined up like that it does seem the lascannons are a bit big. At first I didnt think much of it when the lascannons were all together, but with the mortars, I dunno.

Dont get me wrong, they are amazing scratchbuilds, with paint jobs to match. Keep up the great work.

:chrome:

Colonel Jacka
27-07-2008, 11:47
Looking at them all lined up like that it does seem the lascannons are a bit big. At first I didnt think much of it when the lascannons were all together, but with the mortars, I dunno.

Tinner's,

I do! They are bloody great. How much for a commission of six. I would love to own six of them. I have the old Las Cannon and would pay to have such great scratch builds. :D

Tinners
02-08-2008, 18:28
Started painting some infantry... Very PIP atm.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/ee006408.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/47f991dc.jpg

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/74652527.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/14ac407c.jpg

Tinners
02-08-2008, 18:29
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/be059ff0.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/50b1bd09.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/f02ffd1e.jpg

MF3000
02-08-2008, 23:23
Mmmm they are sooo good... I love their little red shoulder tags, I think that's enough 'colour' on them to make them stand out. Brilliant work so far!

sj

Moronguhl
03-08-2008, 00:26
Sorry if this is really obvious, but how did you do the rivets on the lascannon stands? They really are awesome. I know some people cut rivets off plastic rod, but I haveheard of techniques involving plastic glue anda pin. These rivets look a bit too accurate to be that though!

-Moronguhl

Misanthrope
19-11-2008, 19:14
Ridiculously good.

Shield And Key
19-11-2008, 23:38
simply amazing

subscribed...

MrP
20-11-2008, 00:20
Darn it! I thought there'd been an update.

Dictator
20-11-2008, 00:44
You win. I love these.
Any updates please?!

tcraigen
20-11-2008, 02:44
drooooool... those weapons, and tanks, even the sandbags...

Vepr
20-11-2008, 02:57
If you don't mind me asking which green did you use as your base for those mortars and the las cannon? Great job by the way. :)

Thanks

dijit80
20-11-2008, 08:49
They're looking really good, and I'm also patiently waiting for an update, especially a group shot of what you've completed so far.

le Mediko
20-11-2008, 09:05
Really great!
I only discover your post today and especially like the general idea and the conversion you've done on tank!
Well, I'm the guy who fit the lascan on scratchbuilt artillery basis, and very happy to see you use the same idea! Support weapons are much more convicting like this!

hur@n
01-12-2008, 17:10
I love your russian look
Really great!
Good job :D:D

Tinners
02-12-2008, 21:28
Really great!
I only discover your post today and especially like the general idea and the conversion you've done on tank!
Well, I'm the guy who fit the lascan on scratchbuilt artillery basis, and very happy to see you use the same idea! Support weapons are much more convicting like this!

Cheers.

I've managed to actually do some work on this army...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/1d4b90b4.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/5d650b50.jpg

can't_decide
03-12-2008, 03:18
You have done an amazing job with the whole army so far and tying it all in together!

MrP
03-12-2008, 05:10
Nice work on the lascannons, old boy. Jolly good to see you back at the Guard!

Col. Wales
03-12-2008, 09:12
Heh I'll be watching this one too....

razormasticator
04-12-2008, 21:43
we needs more updates please!

Love this stuff.

Tinners
04-12-2008, 22:18
More you say? OK then

Ratlings! or count they count as ratlings anyway...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/fa85daa3.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/d9051b2c.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/dc59dc71.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/c699c221.jpg

Tinners
04-12-2008, 22:21
I also got a few packets of Westwind SHS soviet heads. So I'll be doing a few headswaps to vary them up abit.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/ad69ae8d.jpg

What they look like on models:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/659e9a9d.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b8f1981f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/bcb6d091.jpg


I'll get more updates soon once I start doing tanks and the like.

Ash
04-12-2008, 23:53
Those are great. Good looking conversion.

Lord Cook
05-12-2008, 02:08
The fact that I had to take a second look at the top left sniper just to actually spot the sniper shows how good the camouflage is. Great work.

Frep
05-12-2008, 02:40
When I first looked I thought you count-as ratlings were scenic bases. So I guess the camoflage is really good.

Tinners
05-12-2008, 02:44
They pretty much are scenic bases, its just a piece of plastic rod stuck into the miliput and covered over with a piece of bandage. :P

le Mediko
09-12-2008, 15:07
Very nice conversion on the crew, just in your regiment spirit!

Colonel Jacka
10-12-2008, 23:04
They pretty much are scenic bases, its just a piece of plastic rod stuck into the miliput and covered over with a piece of bandage. :P

Tinners,

It still works. Good heads for converting does Westwind have a web site?

Tinners
10-12-2008, 23:17
http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/

I've actually started painting now, will update soonish.

Trukson
10-12-2008, 23:33
Yay!

More West Wind heads for the people!! (No im not sponsored but they are cheap and look awesome!!)

And i love your "Ratlings"!!! That idea might get stolen! ;0)

Colonel Jacka
11-12-2008, 00:27
Thanks for that Tinner's I will go and have a look.

Tommygun
11-12-2008, 04:31
Ratlings! or count they count as ratlings anyway...
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/c699c221.jpg

I like this idea. I have a campaign scenario that needs 750 points worth of scouts and I'm not buying that many scouts just to play it.
I could proxy these as some of them. As long as no one complains about LOS issues.
I could also make a wire armature and drape that cloth over them, something like a ghillie suit.
This has potential, thanks for the idea.

Hestan-San
11-12-2008, 18:12
Wonderful stuff. I'll subscribe to this thread just as soon as I work out how to do it :p

The Pak style lascannons are inspired :D

NealSmith
11-12-2008, 18:38
Very very nice! Maybe I should get my German 3-color camo Space Marines out and we can have a tussle? LOL

Tinners
12-12-2008, 04:20
lol

I can't take any credit for the lascannons, those are all Medikos idea, I just stole it. :P

Anyway, got some painting done, spot the headswaps.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/03786fcd.jpg

tcraigen
12-12-2008, 04:37
the new heads look ace, I like the helmet ones the most.

alexh
12-12-2008, 09:05
Very nice, you've given me a few ideas for when I update my own Armoured Company after Christmas. Keep it up.

Ariobarzanes
12-12-2008, 16:08
SA STALINA!!!! by far one of the best soviet era guard army I had seen; Is there a chance to see a tutorial of the making of your bases and the sand bags?

Again great work.

Colonel Jacka
13-12-2008, 04:04
Tinner's,

There is some good stuff (heads) in the West Wind Site. I like the British Parra one's in particular.

Vi6ena
13-12-2008, 05:51
Hi!

I've noticed several mistakes in your russian phrases on the vehicles. If you wish, i could consult you about russian words and phrases (cos I'm russian myself %) ) So we could overcome your restriction: "I know some of them say "Facists!" or "For Stalin!" and so on, but I don't care what they say, as this is the 41st millenium, its a weird space language so it doesn't have to mean what it says in Russian." ;)

What about the work - It's awesome

PS. For example "For the Emperor!" is being written as "За Императора!" and pronounced as [ZA Impe'rRtOrA]

Tinners
13-12-2008, 21:11
I can't really correct the phrases as they are decals.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2299c6be.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/f9470d39.jpg

MrP
13-12-2008, 22:53
Looking very good, old boy! :)

Tinners
14-12-2008, 03:43
Old? How dare you sir!

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4d69e77f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/1b4385aa.jpg

Just need to do the guns and skulls.

Xyxox
14-12-2008, 04:21
Subscribed.

Tinners
19-12-2008, 06:16
Stormhammer and sickle.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b21707a9.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2a78343c.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/6041fcad.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0b88ab81.jpg

Dunno why I started this, just decided to do it.

MrP
19-12-2008, 06:20
Have you put on all those rivets just in the last few hours? I sympathise, man! Looking lovely, by the way!

Tinners
19-12-2008, 06:24
Done them just before I updated the log, took around 15 minutes to do while watching futurama.

MrP
19-12-2008, 06:43
Are you pre-cutting them or summat? I've spent several hours doing my Vanquisher turrets!

Tinners
19-12-2008, 06:45
I just slice plastic rod, then stick the bits onto the tank with a knife blade. I've got it down to a fine art, what with all the orks and imperial tanks.

MrP
19-12-2008, 06:52
Ah, I shall just have to keep practising!

tcraigen
19-12-2008, 19:00
Storm-hammer and sickle is the best name EVER almost deserves a commendation for the idea but we wouldn't you to think your better then anyone else. Watch your self those who are to smart sometimes disappear. The beast looks great by the way looks like the baneblade very impressive.

Tinners
20-12-2008, 00:10
lol cheers.

Started doing some detailing around the front..how fun. Need to add the drivers hatch and some smaller rivets.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a4758338.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/299e1bdd.jpg

Tommygun
20-12-2008, 00:20
That is so beautiful Tinners.
You know how they say young women feel when they see perfect super models.
That they get depressed at an ideal image they can never obtain.
That is how your work makes me feel.
I want to go into a dark closet and binge on plasticard and then purge.

Tinners
20-12-2008, 00:26
Funny enough, your Valk makes me want to do the same thing...

MrP
20-12-2008, 04:18
Aye, that's a beaut! :)

dr.oetk3r
20-12-2008, 04:25
Tinners, you're such a beast with plasticard. It's disgusting :D

Dictator
20-12-2008, 04:53
Impressive detailing. I also really like your "valhallans"

Ash
20-12-2008, 17:21
Stunning detail, as always, but even better!

drew25a
22-12-2008, 16:01
do you use a pre done template or just make it up as u go along?

Magos Errant
22-12-2008, 18:27
Hurah for scratch built tanks! Nice job!

SDKFZ
28-12-2008, 22:07
Sorry; Tinners have not have time to look into this earlier, but wow !!
Ive seen a lot of WW 2 Germans but no Russians, with captured Pz IIIs !!

Couldnt help to show you my O.D.S. Bassie after i seen yours:D
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff61/finvovve/grip020.jpg
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff61/finvovve/grip021.jpg

Based on the 1950s US M 52 S.P.Gun, and yes the turret swivels.

Now i know I Have to work harder too!!:D

/ SDKFZ

hur@n
29-12-2008, 09:41
Very great job i love

707th Instrian
30-12-2008, 19:54
incredible work, you need to post some new updates for the new year! Truly amazing work...

predatorsown
02-01-2009, 18:05
Beautiful work mate, more of the same please. Subscribed.

Tinners
02-01-2009, 22:33
Bassie looks good mate.

Plans at the moment are:
Stormhammer.
10 Rough Rider scout bikes.
Infantry.
Sentinel Squadron.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/7d56efbc.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/194415f8.jpg

And in case anyone is wondering heres my first ever work with plasticard:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/21c10c58.jpg

Tommygun
02-01-2009, 23:10
And in case anyone is wondering heres my first ever work with plasticard:


And you still haven't painted yet?

Tinners
02-01-2009, 23:19
That picture is around 2 and abit years old...and no I still haven't

SDKFZ
03-01-2009, 16:51
Just love it !!

Youve come a long way in two and some months .

Damn, i feel old.................!

/ SDKFZ

MrP
03-01-2009, 18:16
Looks jolly good, old boy!

vman
09-01-2009, 05:06
i read this entire thread and died on my ass when i saw how good everything has turned out

tinners you are an inspiration to all of us out there

makes me look at my bits box and think, if only i had such skill as you

i could build lots lol

excellent thread 10/10

thoughtfoxx
17-02-2009, 20:36
*subscribed* Very, very good work. There is an abundance of excellent scratchbuilding on this site and you have raised the bar just a little higher. Truly inspirational!

Tinners
12-04-2009, 16:37
Hey look an update.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a8ae3138.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/ffb3be9d.jpg

Ragsta
12-04-2009, 16:46
That's a beautiful scratchbuild. Can we get an army shot of your stuff so far, Tinners? Very nice.

SDKFZ
12-04-2009, 20:10
That one turned out wounderful, Tinners!

Like your simple but very russian paintwork. No flashy camo here NO,NO!!

/ SDKFZ

Apocolocyntosis
12-04-2009, 20:47
Truly impressive, some of the best plasticard work ive seen.

Brimweave
12-04-2009, 21:46
Wow, your tanks are amazing, in alot of the cases better than what the actual GW ones look like. So much detail and so well painted. Keep the good work up :D

Subscribed

BeatTheBeat
12-04-2009, 21:49
What can I say, I'm just glad you're not doing 80s or later era Soviet/Russian themed IG, I'd just give up ;) Though I can never aspire to the levels of cleanness or realism you have, you do provide great inspiration to me in terms of theme and ideas!

Subscribed since a long time back, just felt it was time to finally write something as well. Keep up the great work!

Almindale
13-04-2009, 12:04
Ooh nice update Tinners, glad to see you're still around. Great conversion, it looks fantastic! Keep up your conversion work, it's very inspiring.

Tinners
13-04-2009, 13:41
That's a beautiful scratchbuild. Can we get an army shot of your stuff so far, Tinners? Very nice.

I don't really have an army so there wouldn't be much point reallly.

Repainting 2 baneblades at the mo and will post a shot of them and the stormhammer together in a few days.


What can I say, I'm just glad you're not doing 80s or later era Soviet/Russian themed IG, I'd just give up ;) Though I can never aspire to the levels of cleanness or realism you have, you do provide great inspiration to me in terms of theme and ideas!

Subscribed since a long time back, just felt it was time to finally write something as well. Keep up the great work!

80s themed...nah...more like 60s...mmm icbms:angel:

GotTofu
13-04-2009, 16:39
Was wondering how you constructed those mini brick walls for many of your bases.

[sgt.Harris](voltarian)
13-04-2009, 17:14
Looking very nice , i may have to use the basilisk and the head ideas for my WW2 themed guard army :D

so , subscribed

le Mediko
13-04-2009, 17:47
I just love it!
Sure I want to use your work to convert my own anytime.

Tinners
13-04-2009, 19:44
Was wondering how you constructed those mini brick walls for many of your bases.

Tamiya 1/48th brick walls cut up and stuck in miliput.


I just love it!
Sure I want to use your work to convert my own anytime.

cheers.

Well painting wise this is pretty much finished, and I'm really happy with it. The only things that need done are the heavy bolters and soot on the exhausts/guns. I'm out of acrylic resin at the moment so I can't get the mud done tonight, so I'll try and get some tomorrow but I doubt I'll be able to, so that may have to wait for a week or so.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/3fd36888.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/27efc270.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/537e7199.jpg


Baneblades up next.

segmentum solar
13-04-2009, 20:40
that is fantastic. its a shame they dont see games but hey ho, all the little details are very well done and help make this as good as / better than if fw had made it imho!

MajorMayhem
13-04-2009, 20:50
Mate!
take it in a nice way but i hate you so much right now! the sheers skill to scratch build those tanks my god if i only had the resources ! *sigh!*:(

sainthale1988
13-04-2009, 23:09
very good, cracking conversion (very neat which is more than can be said for much card work!) and the paint scheme is very effective. i especial like the russian writing (free hand or transfers?)

proditor
14-04-2009, 03:53
Wow, you are officially who I want to be when I grow up.

Well, either that or I'd like even a tenth of your skill. ;)

*subscribed*

EmMeTt
14-04-2009, 12:53
Wow. You have some amazing skills, I'm really jealous.

If that Russian writing is on transfers, where did you get it? It's just what I need.

Colonel Jacka
14-04-2009, 14:07
Tinners great work looks bloody good!

Roel?
14-04-2009, 17:05
You have the best scratchbuilding skills of the entire internet and a very nice, realistic painting style. I'm not too fond of the Stormhammer though; you did a great job, but I can't ignore the feeling that it's such a silly model.. Kinda reminds me of this:

http://assos.ece.fr/guildes-carlion/galerie/MotivationalPoster/CrossOver_and_RPGSystem/RPG System/motivator590575.jpg

Love your work though :-)

Tinners
24-04-2009, 23:02
Wow. You have some amazing skills, I'm really jealous.

If that Russian writing is on transfers, where did you get it? It's just what I need.

Mig dry transfers.


You have the best scratchbuilding skills of the entire internet and a very nice, realistic painting style. I'm not too fond of the Stormhammer though; you did a great job, but I can't ignore the feeling that it's such a silly model.. Kinda reminds me of this:

htp://assos.ece.fr/guildes-carlion/galerie/MotivationalPoster/CrossOver_and_RPGSystem/RPG System/motivator590575.jpg

Love your work though :-)

Could be worse, the Stormhammer is mean't to have more guns.

Anyway, this thing is finished, the heavy bolters have been finished.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/_MG_0203.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/_MG_0204.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/_MG_0205.jpg

cthorpe
24-04-2009, 23:26
Looking great Tinners, I do love the Stormhammer...

Continue to inspire!!

Best wishes,

Carl

MrP
25-04-2009, 08:36
Lovely work, old man!

Ash
25-04-2009, 09:56
Tinners, that looks good enough to eat. Brilliant.

How many 'large' tanks have you made now?

Tommygun
27-04-2009, 12:54
Mmmmm, Soviet tank cake. Very high in iron.

Tinners
15-05-2009, 17:35
Some terrain:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4cf7c519.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0268238e.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/79a07fce.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/836ca964.jpg

Tinners
15-05-2009, 17:36
If I can find the other bits I'll paint them aswell.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/457c7769.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a13f99bd.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/3aa2a8be.jpg

monkeymatt
15-05-2009, 18:08
I'm liking the Scenery in the back of Pic 4!

Tinners
18-05-2009, 16:56
Some tanky updates.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b4537827.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a3210e90.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/d9ce9e86.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0ecf7c7d.jpg

Tinners
18-05-2009, 16:57
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/81aa2931.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/baf4bb28.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/54d1346a.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/db50c9f6.jpg

Eldorad
04-06-2009, 16:58
Stormhammer makes your lovely baneblades look puny!

Did you extend the barrels on the BBs?

I enjoyed this - http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=10787

Edit: Having read the link I guess you didn't but loads of other nice touches.

Xarius
04-06-2009, 17:07
sniper teams are still my favourite from the moment i realised they werent scenery they were properly camo'ed.

tinners is a marmite man, you either love him or you hate him, all for the same reason

Tinners
05-06-2009, 23:41
Cheers guys.

Bit more work on the Ragnarok/russes.

Got 6 to the same stage but just photographed 4.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/5da0400f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4191a55b.jpg

the damned artificer
05-06-2009, 23:51
You got some serious plasticcard skills, and some really great models. I like it alot :D

Kriegfreak
06-06-2009, 01:11
Man, you are amazing man. Just amazing.

Those tanks, weapons, and guardsman are something crazy. Its been a while since I've seen a Soviet themed army, and never one done so well. The paint jobs are really sweet to, and realistic. Your scratch building is top quality, and it really makes me motivated to try and get out there and give it a try myself.

I'll be following this thread, keep up the good work sir.

also, that Stormhammer is $$$$

Tommygun
06-06-2009, 01:11
Tinners, you are spending too much time in MrP log.
Why have one cool tank when you can have ten.

MrP
06-06-2009, 06:41
Looks promising, old boy!


Tinners, you are spending too much time in MrP log.
Why have one cool tank when you can have ten.

Why ten when you can have a hundred? *insert maniacal laughter here*

SDKFZ
06-06-2009, 16:54
Im also looking forward to see what you will make out of this nice start.

/ SDKFZ

Tinners
10-06-2009, 01:42
Tiny update..

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2009-Bristol002.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2009-Bristol003.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2009-Bristol004.jpg

SSG Snuffy
10-06-2009, 14:26
Why are the turret rings off-center? Is there a historical precedent? I'm not that familiar with the KV-2.

Tinners
10-06-2009, 15:57
Nope, I just decided to go with an off centre turret.

Basic plan is:

Leman Russ Squadron # 1

Leman Russ Punisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Flamers.
Leman Russ Demolisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Flamers.
Leman Russ Demolisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Flamers.

Leman Russ Squadron #2

Leman Russ Demolisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Bolters.
Leman Russ Demolisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Bolters.
Leman Russ Demolisher - Hull Heavy Bolter and Sponson Heavy Bolters.


I would like to do an Excecutioner, however I do not have the skill to make a nice looking Excecutioner cannon, or any plasma weaponry, hence no Sponson Plasma Cannons as well.

I've also decided to finish all my other guard tanks that are nearly complete so this means I will also be adding an Ordnance battery.

Ordnance Battery #1

Colossus - Hull Heavy Bolter, Enclosed Crew Compartment, Camo Netting.
Colossus - Hull Heavy Bolter, Enclosed Crew Compartment, Camo Netting.
Colossus - Hull Heavy Bolter, Enclosed Crew Compartment, Camo Netting.

I will use the Enclosed Bombard models I have nearly completed, one of these was shown on the first page as a Basilisk. For guns I'm going to try and find three Shadowsword main guns and modify them to fit, as they look sutibly bulky to be a Colossus Siege Mortar.

Also have two recovery tanks and a Shadowsword waiting to get painted, just don't have the paint at the moment.

SSG Snuffy
10-06-2009, 17:05
Hmm... an interestingly short-ranged weapons load-out. I look forward to seeing them completed.

I have to admit, though, that I chuckled when I saw:

...I do not have the skill to make a nice looking Excecutioner cannon, or any plasma weaponry, hence no Sponson Plasma Cannons

:rolleyes: Ahem.
Insecurity doesn't become you...

Tinners
10-06-2009, 17:27
Its true, same with anything round, like the cupola on the Baneblades or Macharius turrets. I cant do them. :cries:

SDKFZ
12-06-2009, 15:06
THANKS A LOT, MATE !!!

Now i know that im not the only one who cant do nice round shapes !

Your my hero !

Like to see how this list turns out ! In Plastic !

/ SDKFZ

Kriegfreak
14-06-2009, 09:23
Those new tanks are coming along great! Any pointers on using plasticard? Brands, widths, sizes that you find yourself using most often in your conversions?

Tinners
14-06-2009, 14:23
THANKS A LOT, MATE !!!

Now i know that im not the only one who cant do nice round shapes !

Your my hero !

Like to see how this list turns out ! In Plastic !

/ SDKFZ

Heh.:p


Those new tanks are coming along great! Any pointers on using plasticard? Brands, widths, sizes that you find yourself using most often in your conversions?

I find myself using 1.5mm, 1mm, 0.5mm the most With 0.20 and 0.10 for smaller detailing. I tend to get the smaller Evergreen Sheets as they are easier to work with, or whatever the local shop has at the time.

For cutting just use a metal ruler and score a line, the snap. Dont try and cut the whole way through it.


Anyway a bit of an update, currently riveting these:

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b2332d57.jpg

And I built a recovery crane for some reason, despite not having something to use it on...so maybe a Ragnarok Recovery at some point..

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a2bc12ed.jpg

SSG Snuffy
15-06-2009, 01:41
...so maybe a Ragnarok Recovery at some point..


Sounds... interesting. ;) Well, if anybody can pull it of, it'd be you. I'm looking forward to more your Chimera fleet.

Konstantine
15-06-2009, 02:56
i shall steam your rapier idea SO GOOD MAN, and question, i want to start plasticarding and im nub SO can you teach me how to rivet? no offence but I might scratch building some of my tanks!
-Calvin
Cant afford em if i go 1000 pt dkok

Metal Fingered Villain
15-06-2009, 04:41
Holy crap man, every time I look through your log I'm inspired to no ends to do something awesome. Really digging those ragnarok russ's. Sweetness.

Kriegfreak
15-06-2009, 05:43
Ty much for the reply, you are a scholar and a gentleman my good sir!

Love the recovery bit, I'm sure you will find a use for it.

Tinners
16-06-2009, 16:19
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/923fecd1.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/04d16b62.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/e001bbbb.jpg

Ran out of 1mm plasticard so trackguards will have to wait.

Batatius
16-06-2009, 18:39
I love the skills, they're damn good, thesuperheavies are amazing. do u work from templates or just pictures.
im not really a fan of the ragnarok pattern anyway, i jst think it looks clanky. the other stuff looks amazing tho :D

Lotoc_Sabbath
16-06-2009, 20:54
Great work mate!

really good!

happy for you!

SDKFZ
16-06-2009, 21:03
The Russian Tankworks seem to be working at full speed right now !

Looks great, any ideas on what to use for the tracks ?

/ SDKFZ

Tinners
16-06-2009, 21:08
The Russian Tankworks seem to be working at full speed right now !

Looks great, any ideas on what to use for the tracks ?

/ SDKFZ

Plasticard. They wont really need to be overly detailed as I'm planning to mud them up, much like the Baneblades and Stormhammer.
I got some primer today, so hopefully I'll get the two recovery tanks at least base coated tomorrow.

Rhaivaen
16-06-2009, 22:46
The Ragnaroks look to much like SiG33's imo, not that that is wrong, but i am not sure if that was conscious and on purpose:rolleyes:

Tinners
16-06-2009, 23:01
How exactly? I personally do not see the similarities.

http://military.sakura.ne.jp/army/gr/pz1_sig33.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/67f194aa.jpg

I mean they are both really angular but thats about it.

Also, meet B

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/f7f096d0.jpgob:

Rhaivaen
16-06-2009, 23:43
The exacting copy of the barrel, the angular looks, it just looks in a similar vein, not that its wrong as i said in my previous post.

You get the feeling I am debating your originality or something?, I think it's very difficult to be "original"when copying a certain style, in a similar vein i am using a Pzkpfw IV as the basis for my LR'ses, very fitting lookswise, but not original in terms of historical comparison.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm-Infanteriegesch%C3%BCtz_33B
This is more what i meant, not your piccy :D

I could not find a net-pic of the photo i uploaded, it is an older Dragon catalogue, showing this tank from the frond and up view, but my piccy is the only reference i have atm, regarding a better view anyway.

Tinners
17-06-2009, 00:32
I wasnt meaning anything by it, I just really couldnt see the similarities.

The gun barrel was actually a mix of the T-28's and BT-7A's guns. But I do see what you mean.

http://www.o5m6.de/BT-7A%20Left_small.jpg

Tommygun
17-06-2009, 01:29
Are you counting the Ragnarok tanks as Leman Russes or do you have your own rules for them?

MrP
17-06-2009, 10:14
B looks jolly nice, old boy. What recipe did you use?

Batatius
17-06-2009, 10:32
the more i see them the more i wish i had your skills!!! and resources!!!

do you work from templates for these or just pictures and diagrams??

Merlon
17-06-2009, 10:53
Oooh!! a chance to correct Tinners and Rhaivaen
The nomenclature s.IG 33 is the gun carried in the vehicle not the vehicle itself
Tinners picture is of a 15cm s.IG.33(Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B

Rhaivaen's picture is a s.IG 33 gun mounted on an old Stug III chassis. The wikipedia article is wrong in that the vehicle is not called a SIG33, it is called a Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33B or StuG 33B. The second picture from the Dragon catalogue is a Sturmpanzer IV or "Brummbar" which is a StuH 43 howizter mounted on a Panzer IV chassis.

Three pictures three separate vehicles all of which were assault guns. I believe Tinners Ragnaroks are based on the original Epic model

Tinners
17-06-2009, 16:09
Are you counting the Ragnarok tanks as Leman Russes or do you have your own rules for them?

Just counting them as Russes, saves any faffing around.

B looks jolly nice, old boy. What recipe did you use?
Halfrauds white primer, then just watered down Russian Uniform Green, Brown Violet and Khaki


the more i see them the more i wish i had your skills!!! and resources!!!

do you work from templates for these or just pictures and diagrams??
With the ragnaroks I pretty much went from my head, as they share very little in common with the epic model



Oooh!! a chance to correct Tinners and Rhaivaen
The nomenclature s.IG 33 is the gun carried in the vehicle not the vehicle itself
Tinners picture is of a 15cm s.IG.33(Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B

Rhaivaen's picture is a s.IG 33 gun mounted on an old Stug III chassis. The wikipedia article is wrong in that the vehicle is not called a SIG33, it is called a Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33B or StuG 33B. The second picture from the Dragon catalogue is a Sturmpanzer IV or "Brummbar" which is a StuH 43 howizter mounted on a Panzer IV chassis.

Three pictures three separate vehicles all of which were assault guns. I believe Tinners Ragnaroks are based on the original Epic model

touche.

Messing around with pigments:


http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/d1ae0e7e.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2f5e9868.jpg

Rhaivaen
17-06-2009, 19:05
Oooh!! a chance to correct Tinners and Rhaivaen
The nomenclature s.IG 33 is the gun carried in the vehicle not the vehicle itself
Tinners picture is of a 15cm s.IG.33(Sf) auf Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B

Rhaivaen's picture is a s.IG 33 gun mounted on an old Stug III chassis. The wikipedia article is wrong in that the vehicle is not called a SIG33, it is called a Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33B or StuG 33B. The second picture from the Dragon catalogue is a Sturmpanzer IV or "Brummbar" which is a StuH 43 howizter mounted on a Panzer IV chassis.


Nothing Touché about that one... I never claimed the Sig33 was anything but the gun or the tank itself...
I claimed they were lookalikes for such real tanks, your Tagnaroks, Tinner :)

The article actually says the name is a s.IG 33B, so no worries there either, and the pic from dragon is NOT a "Brummbär ", this tank looks nothing like that Brummbär http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brummbar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm-Infanteriegesch%C3%BCtz_33B

compare the two and you see the differences... they look nothing alike by superstructure.

Thornz
17-06-2009, 21:20
Tinners, I love all the aerodynamic aids on the Citroen ... and the aero-dynamic tyre on the aero-dynamic roof rack LOL

Kriegfreak
18-06-2009, 05:05
Tinners, I love all the aerodynamic aids on the Citroen ... and the aero-dynamic tyre on the aero-dynamic roof rack LOL

I do believe that is the Brigade Commanders personal transport.

Tinners
30-06-2009, 20:54
Some engineering updates.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b41ca088.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/0fdbfbc5.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/965de204.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/f172b3d8.jpg

darkangel77700
30-06-2009, 21:08
Amazing work !! really !! I'm a big fan of IG which looks like Russian during the second world war...

I really love your work !!

How the hell do you do yours bases ! they are incredible !

Tinners
30-06-2009, 21:28
The bases are just miliput with tamiya 1/48th bricks pressed into them.

Bigger update:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/eb722c65.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/c282c5b3.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/cf4c16ac.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/db7f0a88.jpg

Tinners
30-06-2009, 21:29
Group:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/c9caba9d.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b8ed837c.jpg

Kriegfreak
01-07-2009, 00:25
Those are awesome.

Tommygun
01-07-2009, 03:23
I like the recovery/fitter tank.
Those parts from Academy?

MrP
01-07-2009, 10:08
Very pretty, old man!

Tinners
01-07-2009, 21:36
I like the recovery/fitter tank.
Those parts from Academy?

Yeh the Israeli M113.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a2a5fbcb.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/bfef3a7f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/ad9e5952.jpg

MrP
01-07-2009, 21:55
Very nice modifications to the dozers. Adding the three kerjiggers really makes it look like a different thing, small alteration though it is. Lovely gunky tracks!

Tinners
04-07-2009, 17:39
Cheers.

Next victim:
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/30b81d30.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/560c05e3.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/1d753a4b.jpghttp://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2e920fbe.jpg

MrP
04-07-2009, 18:24
Ooh, you're back on the SU-152 - splendid!

baphomael
04-07-2009, 19:24
I love the shadowsword kit, makes such an awesome 40k style SU-122 or SU-152.

Seved
04-07-2009, 20:02
Wow!!! I love it. The ISU-152.

Tinners
04-07-2009, 20:30
Ooh, you're back on the SU-152 - splendid!
I am indeedy, working my way rightly through all the older tanks. Next up for painting are the Bombards/Colossus, well whenever I find some shadowsword guns to hack up for them.

I love the shadowsword kit, makes such an awesome 40k style SU-122 or SU-152.
Cheers, I'd love to get another 2, but its just too expensive.

Wow!!! I love it. The ISU-152.
Thanks

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/ef6092b2.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4f6c0c8d.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/e852ca9d.jpg

Kriegfreak
05-07-2009, 03:31
That is one handsome tank sir, very nice job. Clean to (figuratively speaking of course :) )

grhino
05-07-2009, 10:20
Amazing stuff. Love the paintjob as well... simple but effective. Stalin would have been proud to see such glorious remembrance to his WW2 troops (not that I am so much a fan of Stalin -mass murderer no.1 in human history- or even Communism).

Batatius
05-07-2009, 10:39
all looking good :D
keep it up sir!

hur@n
05-07-2009, 10:49
I love this tank

Rhaivaen
05-07-2009, 13:45
Nice clean and crisp painting indeed, and about Communism, Its a noble and lofty goal, but unfortunately does not work well with humanity, who is by its very nature greedy..:rolleyes: (says me, pro-communist

Tinners
05-07-2009, 20:18
Can we not have discussions about communism? Cheers..


Started on the weathering today. The colours are very washed out in thee pics, as it's a lot greener in real life.

Should have it finished by tonight, bar the mud.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/29ee107e.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/27985841.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/69b1f6a9.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b03ac86f.jpg

Tommygun
05-07-2009, 22:02
You need to be more careful about storing your tanks.
you seem to have chipped some of the paint off.

I was thinking a calliope style rocket launcher used on Sherman tanks could work well with a Russian themed Leman Russ.

Kriegfreak
06-07-2009, 04:09
Weathering on the numbers and letters is top quality man.

Batatius
06-07-2009, 10:01
it certainly looks top notch :D

Rhaivaen
06-07-2009, 12:23
I will no longer make compliments and will not talk in this thread any more about anything, incl. Communism...:wtf:

Shadow Nugz
06-07-2009, 12:58
I will no longer make compliments and will not talk in this thread any more about anything, incl. Communism...:wtf:

As far as I am concerned its alright, you are expressing your view point but I can see the wisdom in stopping... seen too many threads closed because people claiming they were racist/ did not agree with their views. In that regard I commend your willingness to sacrifice for Tinner's thread.


Back on topic: Just wondering but how much converting did you do to get the ISU 152? Its been a while since I assembled my Stormlord so I don't really remember how it went together.

Tinners
06-07-2009, 13:09
I just don't want the thread descending into arguments about Communism vs Capitalism or Good vs Bad, etc Same with any political idelology.
If you are going to act like that due to a simple request..well bye.

I had to do a fair bit of converting, however it was mostly easy stuff, just a case of getting the plastic upper hull to fit with the plasticard.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/b1080fea.jpg

grhino
06-07-2009, 13:35
I will simply honour your request. Was not my intention to start any discussion.

Back on track then: did you paint that battle damage to the paint? If so: how do you decide on the colours to use and how do you go about painting it?!? It looks absolutely amazing! Really like the model, the conversion and the painting are fantastic.

-About Tommygun's remark: the Soviets had a similar weapon system, although not mounted on a tank. It was called the Stalin Organ and it was mounted on an ordinary military truck. Might indeed be a nice idea for this army...

Mascharius
06-07-2009, 14:20
Oh man your tanks look so amazing, espacialy the SU.

Keep on building so good looking tanks.

Tinners
06-07-2009, 14:21
Its all painted on. I went with a brown colour mainly because I dont like bright silver paint chips, and figured the metal would start to rust after a while anyway.

I basically paint the brown on first, in a random shape. Then go along the lower edge with a thinned down mix of the base coat+white, then line the top with watered down black. Then I stipple on some lighter brown, usually one that has an orange tint to it.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/12874346.jpg

grhino
06-07-2009, 14:28
So going to use this effect on my steam tank! Cheers mate!

MrP
06-07-2009, 16:00
Nice work, Tinners! I really like those rusted parts. I might have a go at imitating that later on.


I will no longer make compliments and will not talk in this thread any more about anything, incl. Communism...:wtf:

Like Shadow Nugz says, it's just one of the board's Unutterables: religion, politics and so on. People can easily get upset or angry about them and they distract from the really important stuff. Playing games. :D

SSG Snuffy
06-07-2009, 16:31
People can easily get upset or angry about them and they distract from the really important stuff. Playing games. :D

Well said!

Tinners, what brand of paints are you using? You always seem to get very even coverage with your base colors... do you use an airbrush?

Deus Ruinus
06-07-2009, 16:42
super awesome heavy tank you have there, awesome paint work and good style

Tinners
06-07-2009, 17:16
Well said!

Tinners, what brand of paints are you using? You always seem to get very even coverage with your base colors... do you use an airbrush?

Vallejo.

Halfords black to prime, then a base coat of thinned Russian Uniform WWII, then I work my way up with thinner and thinners coats of it.
The white stripes are done with Vallejo Foundation white and a tiny drop of Russian Uniform. Then I give it two washes of thinned Vallejo black. Then just do the chipping and pigments.
Its actually a very simple paint scheme, but it seems to work.

sir.spamalot
06-07-2009, 19:21
Looking great Tinners, Simple and effective scheme very effective. I hope you dont mind that I'm painting my tanks in a similar manner as yours. I drew a bunch if inspiration from you and real world tanks.

Anyway, a Katyusha would be awesome for this army.

cheers

Tinners
06-07-2009, 21:03
I've considered a katyusha, however with the style I'd go for, getting enough IG heavy weapon team missiles, would take a while. So it may happen eventually, but dont get your hopes up.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/cb56c2a9.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/a12b17d6.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/2b366236.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/52788f8d.jpg

Kriegfreak
07-07-2009, 05:55
Cool pics man.

MrP
07-07-2009, 09:49
Jolly nice work!

Hortwerth
07-07-2009, 21:08
I would like to do an Excecutioner, however I do not have the skill to make a nice looking Excecutioner cannon, or any plasma weaponry, hence no Sponson Plasma Cannons as well.

I'd like to offer a piece of advice on this; You seem to limit yourself to plasticard and there lies your feeling of "not skillful enough".

A very easy and perfectly-looking plasma coil can be made just using the soldering tin wire wrapped tight around any shape you devise.

The plasma coil could be only half-visible (as on the plasma cannons), then you could just wrap it around some tube or rectangle and build the gun casing around it with plasticard.

Similarly, the plasma weapons characteristic barrel and the cooling holes, could be easily made in plasticard with just a bit of planning and patience. Just take time to measure so that the vents are in equal distance. Then just drill the end points of the vents, and score the plastic several times to ensure the cut is straight. then just cut the space between the holes, and shave the plastic until the vents are the width of the drill diameter.

Hope that helps, and you will have as much fun with plasma as I do!

SSG Snuffy
07-07-2009, 23:50
If I may be so bold, I'll second Hortwerth's motion. I know that you've expounded on your inablility to make consistent rounded shapes, but I've seen excellent plasma weapons scratch-built by people less talented than you, Tinners. I'd very much like to see you give it a go.

Batatius
08-07-2009, 13:00
I'll third this!!! plasma coils themselves are simple enough. standard wire wrapped tightly around a shape would give the desired effect!!!

MrP
08-07-2009, 17:13
Aye, and with your attention to detail it'd look dashed nice. I peered in here last night and whipped this up before bed from some earphone cable, garden twine and a scrap lump of wood.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Bloodygardenwire.jpg

Not being the perfectionist type, it's rather scrappy, and I plan to tie it together with painting, but I'm certain you'd produce far better.

Ash
08-07-2009, 18:13
Mr P just push it all down so it's all nice an tight, without the gaps and it'll look great.

MrP
08-07-2009, 18:20
That's easier said than done with this gardening twine (or whatever it's called), old boy! It'd be ok if the stuff was new, but it's been sat in a box for ages, and is a bit bent out of shape. On the plus side, I don't need to glue it in place, it's so firm!

Tinners
09-07-2009, 00:18
Its not the coils I'd have bother with, its just the front. I know it could be done, probably easily enough aswell, however I'd be wanting to make a lot of them, so it'd be really hard work to get them all looking even enough to match. Thanks tho, I will give it a try at some point.

Got this done today.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/8bb75204.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/e7f0e320.jpg
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http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/fdb5d1c7.jpg

SSG Snuffy
09-07-2009, 01:53
You've really taken off with the chipped paint technique... it looks great! I'd like to see more in contact areas, though... places where they've taken a hit from a projectile, or where hatches and other moving parts bang together. Those areas are the most likely to chip paint and start corroding, in my opinion.

Ash
09-07-2009, 07:32
Great 3-D effect on your paint chips. Nicely done.

MrP
09-07-2009, 11:54
Lovely paint chips, old boy, just lovely!

I see what you mean about the rounded front. I confess I've dodged it, and gone for applying a shovelful of rivets to a flat front to maintain an Imperial appearance. Pic in my log, if you fancy a gander - I don't want to fill up yours with bits of mine!

theimp
11-07-2009, 03:14
Have you considered using a spring or two as the basis of your plasma coils? They're available in a wide variety of sizes at most DIY stores and they're only a couple of US dollars per package. To achieve the standard rounded block shape is as simple as gluing two springs side by side and adding some plasticard details to hide the division.

Munchy
12-07-2009, 17:43
How would you go about painting the chips onto a white tank?

Uriain
12-07-2009, 22:10
Great looking Tank's Looking forward to seeing those Bassies done :D

Bane_sword
12-07-2009, 22:49
Your tanks are looking really good, and did you really make the housings on the back of the chimeras out of plastic card?

Bilmengar
12-07-2009, 23:32
I'm stunned by your skills. I even forgot what i wanted to ask after the first three pages ;)

Well, almost. Just wanted to ask how you removed the valhallan heads for the head-swap, since i'm doing something similar but need literately hours for a single one - not that great considering the twentysomething i still have to do >_>

Oh, and you mentioned that you can still get those tank riders through the mail order? Cool

lukebardy
09-08-2009, 11:48
subscribed

surprize
09-08-2009, 13:34
Tinners, where do you get the tubular plasticard that you use for the gun-barrels on the super-heavies? I haven't been able to find anything bigger than 10mm.

Thanks!

Tinners
10-08-2009, 21:15
I'm stunned by your skills. I even forgot what i wanted to ask after the first three pages ;)

Well, almost. Just wanted to ask how you removed the valhallan heads for the head-swap, since i'm doing something similar but need literately hours for a single one - not that great considering the twentysomething i still have to do >_>

Oh, and you mentioned that you can still get those tank riders through the mail order? Cool

It took around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how tough the metal was, some metal was soft, some wasn't


Tinners, where do you get the tubular plasticard that you use for the gun-barrels on the super-heavies? I haven't been able to find anything bigger than 10mm.

Thanks!

I order mine from netmerchants, but any online store like 4d or antics should have it.

What to do with leftover redeemer bits...I know!

Overkill thats what.
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/cfdf5c7f.jpg
http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x61/Srennit02/4baa4f1f.jpg

rewolf31
10-08-2009, 23:06
Excellent stuff. Might I ask what you use for your rivets? Just slices of 0.5mm rod or something more complex? Because they look good...

MrP
10-08-2009, 23:45
Been listening to The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Tinners? ;) Damn' nice flametank, that!

Kriegfreak
12-08-2009, 07:39
Love the flame tank! The squatness of it makes it even more lethal looking, perfectly in theme with the guard. I stand in awe of your plasticard craftsmanship.

havokas
22-08-2009, 14:22
i love those basalisks. would love for a template of them *coufgh* hint *coufgh* pm.

i also really like your decals, the white lines on your tanks are really crisp and.... perfect

surprize
24-08-2009, 10:35
Tinners, this is probably a dumb question, but how do you cut out circles in plasticard? Like the one for the hatch on the turrets of the Ragnaroks?

I'm OK at scratchbuilding with plasticard, but I can't get circles to work at all...

Thanks!

synapse
26-08-2009, 10:52
that StugIII/Su-75 looks amazing!