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shartmatau
16-08-2006, 20:34
Well I am just starting a new army that will involve a lot of conversion and character. I am making an Ork Armored Company, using the chapter approved rules for an IG armor company but scratchbuilding all of the tanks to be orky fun.

I am almost halfway done with my first tank, a test to see what the others should look like. I haven't nailed a list down yet but I am planning on making about 10 Leman Russ Tank with a couple of them having changeable weapons, and several basilisk tanks, also I might make a couple knockoffs of the forgeworld tanks.

So here is the beginnings of my sample tank.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/step1-frame_2.jpg

Adding some extra armor plates here.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/step2-armor.jpg

Then adding rivets to the hull.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/step3-riveting.jpg

shartmatau
16-08-2006, 20:36
Next I started on the turret, which is the entire top of the tank. It swivels full 360 and is connected by a magnet.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/IMG_0801.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/IMG_0804.jpg
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/IMG_0805.jpg

The top of the turret is also magnetized so I can paint and so I can remove it to show the insides.

Next I started work on the back of the tank, with a large exhaust/engine thingy. I am adding more detail to the engine later.
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/IMG_0802.jpg

Once I get some more supplies I will work on the treads and gears, and be adding more detail to the turret. So this is it for now, but keep posted and let me know what you think. I'm looking forward to this project and the long road ahead of me, I should buy some beef jerky.

Metal Fingered Villain
17-08-2006, 00:02
looks good and it is extremely orky! I would like to see a picture of the full tank and not just zoomed in detail shots. Also how big is it? About the size of a Russ?

shartmatau
17-08-2006, 17:06
Thanks Villain. I'll be taking some more shots of the tank in the next day or two once I have some time to work on it. Here is a comparison shot next to a regular leman russ (neither of the tanks have the turrets attached, suffice it to say my turret is much taller than the standard).
http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g111/Indigo790/comparison.jpg

One of the things I don't like about the IG tanks is how small they seem. So I am making sure my tanks are bigger and look very big compared to an infantry model. Cheers, more coming soon.