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    The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Welcome to the Tread-head thread. A lot of people have been posting up pictures of Imperial tank conversions recently, so I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where people can post up their work and share ideas and techniques on modelling and painting Armoured vehicles.

    On the subject of what you should post up in the thread, If its model Tank or Walker of some sort (pretty much anything with an AV) then it's fine by me - even if it's not Imperial Guard - as are bikes and the like, but do try to make sure any pictures you include are of a decent quality.

    I'll set the ball rolling with some links to some of my recent work.

    First of all, some much hawked around pictures of my Griffon...
    Viewed from the left rear quarter
    Viewed from the right front quarter
    Viewed from the left front quarter
    Viewed from the right rear quarter
    Detailed view of the crew compartment

    This is a rather Large picture of one of my Leman Russes

    Three of my Chimeras ranked up on display.

    And one of those Chimeras laying waste to some orks

    And there are plenty more where that came from...

    On the subject of painting, how do you guys go about applying camoflage to your tanks. Personally I think that 40K scale vehicles are a bit too small for Airbrush work (without using an expensive airbrush) so I stipple paint on to get a feathered edge. What about the rest of you.

    Also, where do you get your inspiration for you tanks colour scheme from, the tanks you can see pictured here all carry a Green on Green camo sheme copied from early British WWII tanks.
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Sometimes I'm just too lazy (or afraid to destroy something) to convert miniatures, so this is basically the only tank I ever converted a bit.

    Basilisk

    It was quite easy but looks good in my opinion. I just stuck the muzzle break of a battle cannon to the muzzle of the Tremor cannon. The rest for the barrel is made of a part of the new dozerbade's suspension (one of the best parts of the new vehicle assecories sprue in my opinion) and a part of a ball-pen's casing.

    I'm eagerly waiting for other conversions.

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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    wow, ive got a thread named after me!!

    lots of my stuff here... http://groups.msn.com/TheImperialGua...w?albumlist=2]

    hydra, salamander, vanquishers, russes, etc etc....

    as far as techniques etc go, ask and i shall answer!
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgy Ed
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    And before Sigur says anything they are painted to a gaming standard ...
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    YEAH!!

    a brilliant thread!!

    heres links to all my tanks on my photobucket acount-
    http://photobucket.com/albums/y17/joelpitt1

    a few of my favorites-
    demolisher-

    landraider wip-
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...r2sponsons.jpg
    command chimera-

    veteran chimera-
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y17...tt1/tetra2.jpg

    for camo, i just make up urban shemes based on shadow grey, codex grey, black and white, varies from tank to tank. Ive just figure out how to stippel, ad will be using that for future camo schemes.

    IVe done approx 8 tanks so far out of of an intented 16 for this army.

    done-
    command chimera
    vet chimera
    2 normal (ish) chimeras
    demolisher
    sniper sentinal

    half done-
    command Russ
    Medusa
    demolisher 2
    inqisitorial land raider
    Griffon

    not done yet-
    3 normalish chimeras
    hellhound
    gIant shotgun Russ (based on the Ontos shotgun tank from vietnam)
    exterminator
    Vanquisher
    Stormscythe (wait and see)

    ok so its actually 10 tanks done or half done, out of a total of 18 planned. watch this space
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Do sentinels count?



    I will have finished my chimera tommorrow probably and will post pics of it then, with smoke launcher and destroyed markers.
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    About time there was a thread for this... . I will definately post pics of my own mechanized monstronsities from now on here.

    So many great tanks you guys...and a few of those pictures made my jaw drop...

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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    well its true, you can never have too many tanks, or too many threads about tanks...
    i hope i can get some pics on here soon, just started converting a panzer IV and a french self propelled gun to fit into my Ig army, and trying to find something i can turn into a baneblade, (BTW were some of those above scratch built? if so, how?)



    tank-a-tank-a-tank-a-tank-a-tank-a-tank-a-tank-a-tank...

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    wish tau tanks were easy to convert like that. i dont play IG but i still feel the need to build huge mechanical behemoths ; ;

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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    I am busily (or not so busily but I'll pretend anyhow) painting up my just finished urban themed (I'm with Dodgy Ed here: grey is a colour scheme) Armoured Company. Containing 10 armoured vehicles I feel it fits this thread rather nicely, unfortunately I don't have any decent pictures. I believe however that Borther Munro does. Maybe he will oblige?

    On a point of interest, has anyone else had difficulty assembling a forgeworld laser tank destroyer? I ended up employing Minister's green stuffing skills to fill the rather numerous gaps and awkward angles left by general poor fitting.

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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Saltire
    On a point of interest, has anyone else had difficulty assembling a forgeworld laser tank destroyer? I ended up employing Minister's green stuffing skills to fill the rather numerous gaps and awkward angles left by general poor fitting.
    with forge world, its often difficult to get an exact fit, make sure you cut off all the flash and "Dry fit" the peice without superglue, try and assemble the whole tank without glue, the nyou get a better idea of any filing or bending that neeeds to be done.
    folow the guide on forgeworlds site, lotso f useful info.
    best bit of info- wear a dust mask!!

    Exocowbow, those are great ultras tanks, could we havea guide on how you did the rust effects on the paint chips?
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Saltire
    I don't have any decent pictures. I believe however that Borther Munro does. Maybe he will oblige?
    Sorry Hugh, I didn't keep the pictures, I only posted them to show the greynessness.

    At any rate you can see a selection of my tanks in my user gallery

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    anvils hammer: thanks, I have to admit I like those tanks myself too . The chipping was made by painting chaos black on the parts wanted to be chipped, then painted with boltgun metal (little bit black left to the edges), then a little bit mithril silver. Both painted from edge to middle -lined strokes.

    The rust was then added by painting (old) brown wash to the edges of the metal, with little bit to the blue also, with some downward lines to make it look nice . so there is no big magic used . I do not know how the new brown ink works...
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    I also have to agree with Ed and Saltire here, grey is a colourscheme, and a damn fine one too. Anyway, here comes a clickity-link!

    http://pictureposter.allbrand.nu/pic...1pic1.jpg.html

    A cute little Chimera for my Imperial Guard. Too bad that I haven't seemed to find time for any of my projects, since I started at the university.

    Edit: The Chimera isn't really that light. I've seemed to screw up with the camera again. How typical.
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    Lovin' that decimator! What do you use it as, a destroyer?
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    On painting Rust, I tend to paint the offending area Boltgun metal and then stipple dark flesh followed by Blazing orange onto it. A medium Chestnut ink wash then flattens the colours down a bit and makes the rust look a little less fresh.
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    Re: The Imperial Guard Tread-head thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Getz
    Welcome to the Tread-head thread. A lot of people have been posting up pictures of Imperial tank conversions recently, so I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where people can post up their work and share ideas and techniques on modelling and painting Armoured vehicles.

    On the subject of what you should post up in the thread, If its model tank of some sort then it's fine by me - even if it's not Imperial Guard - but do try to make sure any pictures you include are of a decent quality.
    OK Getz, you asked and I will deliver:

    A Leman Russ (I have two Leman Russ tanks and one Demolisher done in a similar pattern)

    A conversion of a 1:35 scale halftrack into a Salamander Scout Vehicle

    A Sentinel Squadron

    A Chimera (I have eight of them finished in the same pattern)


    Currently I am working on another Chimera (or two) with additional armour. Extra armour is from the old Rhino Extra Armour Kits that were taken out of production several years ago.

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    what's with the huge orangepatch? I don't really like it too much, but whatever turns you on...
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    Getz this is great, just wish I had a bit more time tonight to contribute to this.
    Maybe Thursday
    Great stuff everyone keep it coming!

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