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MrP
22-08-2008, 01:07
Cheers, mate! I've got eight of these O'Trojans to do in total. I hope to have the command variant undercoated some time tomorrow.

MrP
24-08-2008, 00:37
Didn't get round to undercoating the command variant, but I promise I have been busy. Three Russ (sans turrets) are outside, partway through having a three-colour camo applied (green, red oxide and cream) - pics of them tomorrow, probably. For now make do with a couple of Hellhounds that have had this red oxide, grey, regal blue camo scheme.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Hellhound1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Hellhound2.jpg

And the Support Command has had her side detailing done - except hinges and handles for the engine access panels - she'll get them tomorrow together with the front suspension doodah.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Support17.jpg

There's a nother Griffon receiving attention - has received the side bit, the holepunched circles, and now needs rivets.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Griffon29.jpg

MrP
24-08-2008, 00:38
And last of all three vehicles from a Chimaera-hulled Russ company. No sponsons, I'm afraid, chaps.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/ChiRuss1.jpg

aad
24-08-2008, 12:29
dude you is insane:wtf:;)

you must have 300 tanks by now?? :D

i must say the paint colors scheme looks good.
i dislike the way its painted on, looks like you dipped it fully in paint and then left it to dry..

i see black/grey/white under all the tracks, recesses, edges etc etc.
it doesn,t look that cool that way.

don,t get me wrong i like they way you make your models, you must have 20 regiments by now but so far i don,t like the paintjobs.(my opinion)

MrP
24-08-2008, 21:58
I can't really disagree, old man. I'm more a converter than I am a painter, it must be said! I haven't managed to find a way I like of painting vehicles in almost ten years . . . so I doubt I'll improve much before I die! ;)

I promise I'll be trying to fill in all the missing bits - I often don't notice them until they come out in the photographs!

Faolan
25-08-2008, 06:40
Well, the key is to start with a solid cover of your black or dark grey base, and work from there.

Seeing the black under the tracks or in cracks you can't get to isn't so bad once you've weathered the tank, the areas will tend to pick up the wash colours and look more natural.

You just have to, you know, wash 'em.

Also one thing I'd recommend is perhaps masking off the areas you want to put the stowage so you have a little clean, paintless area, and leaving them off till the tank is done being painted (minus the washing), that way you get fewer areas that are hard to paint and likely to get missed, and it's easier to paint the bedrolls, etc as well.

MrP
25-08-2008, 21:54
Well, it's bare plasticard in white that's the main problem in the above ones, I'd say. I know the black's a bit of a mess, but that's a heavy black wash which is an attempt to dull the colours, unify them and make the vehicle look a bit grubby. It certainly won't be staying like that in the end.

I'm sorry to say I can't really take the advice about leaving stowage off until the end, because I've got a backlog of vehicles with stowage already applied. I'll try to remember for any future vehicles I assemble!

I've got a nicer three-colour camo for a trio of Russes: red oxide, Ford Escort (IIRC) green and Lada cream - yes, I popped down to Halford's! I haven't done anything to dull the very glossy finish yet, so I'll try a lighter brown wash this time, not black. I think I probably should have used green as the main colour, not cream, but it still looks ok to me!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Russes1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Russes2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Russes3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Russes4.jpg

aad
25-08-2008, 21:55
indeed: use black primer it looks better under the green(youll get a deeper color without making it much darker), and use white primer under the red paint.

paint everything nice and tidy, and if you are not that good in painting(i,am one of those people too) than forget all the advices about weathering and all that stuff.
it would only ruin the paintjob.
give it then the ''plastic toy'' look instead of the ''i fell down the stairs into a pot of paint'' look.
and when you have that solid plastic toy look, THEN go into detailing it with maybe SOME weathering(chipped paint(not too much), a few small mud splashes on the tracks and the underside of the tank(not too much),maybe a little rust effect with some bright orange and dark brown mix)
but in either way let it just be painted nicely, maybe its not tabletop quality then ,but hee if its painted even and flat its good also.

give those spare rockets in that chimera just a silver coat and a perfect bright red head. they won,t survive that long anyways so why weather them??


what i use??
i use metal colors and black fineliner/ filtpen,s/markers and i color the recesses,lines between armour plates and shadowy parts in black with those pen,s.
you could do the same, those fineliner markers are everywere and come in almost every color.
big problem for you is that you use bright colors, they look cool but are not as forgiving as darker colors.

so you used green than make it a flat color green all even and good (thin down the paint properly, use multiple layers or use a spraygun) and then go with the fineliner dark green or something. to make it look good.

you can do 2 things, get depth tru brighter colors around the recesses or use darker colors INTO the recesses.

besides you could use the gw washes also, thin them down and let it flow into those recesses.

and the last point: if you thought you are finished painting the vehicle. than use a very bright ledlight on the surface of the paint, let it shine and watch everything that you,ve missed.

to sum up the things i do and don,t do:

-don,t weather
-don,t use white primer under green paint
-do use markers/fineliners
-do use washes
-do use spraycans from tamiya

maybe there are some tips you could use.

i,am sure it would look much better than so far.:)

keep up the good work.

MrP
25-08-2008, 22:11
Cheers for the advice, old man. I'll switch back to black again for the tanks. :)

MF3000
26-08-2008, 01:46
Washing is always easy... same with using those wood-stain things. Not to mention drybrushing...

But your painting is fine IMO. lol. Your conversion/scratchbuilding capabilities on the other hand... I bow to you for those are some Godly skills!

sj

Faolan
26-08-2008, 06:29
Yeah, basically, make sure you get a solid basecoat down of black (or even silver or the like if you're using an airbrush and feel comfortable with it).

Just get some fairly thin, cheap black from the hardware shop, then test it on your plasticard or a spare piece of plastic. Once you know its safe and not too thick, run with that for everything - it's cheaper than Tamiya or Testors black, and FAR cheaper than the GW stuff.

Then, as it was mentioned, you'll have fuller, more bodied colours under it and you won't look so pea-green for so long.

And yes, don't chisel off the existing stowage, just keep it in mind for future builds.

Last thing- I'd get some of the Gunze Steel Red colour for the tracks, it's excellent for metal tracks that are constantly in use!

MrP
26-08-2008, 23:13
Yeah, I've been using primers and sprays from B&Q for ages now. Missing bits and bobs is either my eyes being useless or it being tiny areas that it's difficult to hit. Just inside the track guards or that piston bit are buggers! I often don't notice stuff until I photograph it. I ten to fix the problem areas at once, but don't bother taking new pics to show it! I'll try to be more exacting next time.

No photos tonight. A Hellhound and three turrets are outside drying, and I've been applying rivets to Griffons all evening. About 336 done, and 112 to go. Essential but very dull work. And not the most interesting subject for photography either.

MrP
26-08-2008, 23:25
Washing is always easy... same with using those wood-stain things. Not to mention drybrushing...

But your painting is fine IMO. lol. Your conversion/scratchbuilding capabilities on the other hand... I bow to you for those are some Godly skills!

sj

Cheers, old man. It's jolly kind of you to say so! :)

Faolan
27-08-2008, 04:07
I tend to put my tracks on last - although for one or two they're already assembled on, so it's just a case of 2-3 coats usually.

rcal13
28-08-2008, 01:51
Hey Mrp It looks great keep up the great work, Have you ever looked at how many points you can feild for a game. I was just wondering could You be one side of a games day maga battle?

MrP
28-08-2008, 06:02
I tend to put my tracks on last - although for one or two they're already assembled on, so it's just a case of 2-3 coats usually.

I'll make sure to do that with the next ones - apart from the few with tracks on, of course!


Hey Mrp It looks great keep up the great work, Have you ever looked at how many points you can feild for a game. I was just wondering could You be one side of a games day maga battle?

Cheers, man! Yeah, it's about 30,000 points, including infantry, artillery and vehicles yet to be built. In terms of built stuff it's about 15-20,000.

I've been working on getting together bits for 9 Bassies tonight . . . and inevitably sliced off half a fingertip! :rolleyes: So I'll be taking an enforced break for a few hours. ;)

MrP
31-08-2008, 04:34
Right, a lot of the time it seems that I'm doing nowt. And sometimes it feels that way, too! But it usually is truer to say that I'm working on a billion things at once, so no single vehicle moves forward at an appreciable rate. So wih that in mind I've taken pictures of about a third to half of my WIPs to give a sense of why I seem so slow!

First up, something partially undercoated - yes, I'm going to go back and fill in the gaps!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Support18.jpg

Second, er, something. I had a spare Russ bottom plate, rear Basilisk angled plate, two sides and decided to stick them all together. I think she might end up as a Command Chimaera for an artillery battery. For now, however, she's just Something.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something2.jpg

And here's Hellhound #3. Very early PIP. I don't like the shiny metallic black at all; it isn't just the flash!
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Hellhound3.jpg

The tiny bits of white fluff on everything are filed plasticard - the only way to get the lovely rounded edges on the flanks.

MrP
31-08-2008, 04:42
Now, I'm forever claiming to be working on two companies of Bassies, but when does one ever see the proof? Now. The sides for 9 are here (7 assembled, 2 awaiting 1 cm of junk plasticard to bulk them out.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Bassies1.jpg

And here's what'll be another Command Chimaera for the arty.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CommandChi1.jpg

If she looks skewiff, that's because she is. The top part of the Chimaera is awfully bent, and at the time I first assembled it, some years ago, IIRC, I didn't have any success in reshaping it gently with hot water.

Next are a trio of Russes. I think I'm using these as Conquerors. Turrets have already been painted and shown, I believe, so these are the hulls.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes5.jpg

I decided to move the HBs forward partly because I prefer the look, partly because it gives more space aft of the sponsons for hatches and not really at all because measurements are made from weapons. Though that is a handy side-effect that'll give me an inch or so more range! ;)

MrP
31-08-2008, 04:45
There's going to be a squadron of these chaps when they're all finally done. The other two are at an earlier stage.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes6.jpg

But they do have sponsons, although the sides to which they're affixed are in sore need of detailing.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes7.jpg

In addition to the above, I have a planned company of ten scratch Russes (I think there are five in shell form atm. Here are three.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes8.jpg

Obviously, there's plenty to do there!

MrP
31-08-2008, 04:48
They've got turrets waiting for them, of course.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes9.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes10.jpg

I've still got to set up the arrangement to secure the turrets to the hulls. If I'd thought ahead, I'd've done this before closing off the hull interior, but I'm not. So it's likely to be some sort of arrangement akin to the standard Chimaera.

Right, that's enough to demonstrate why I never get much done, I hope!

Tommygun
31-08-2008, 06:28
Mr. P, I believe you have an unnerving and unnatural ability to mass produce armored vehicles.
At some point in the future, I'm sure we will find out that you have made some unholy alliance or
have a dozen adopted children lock in a basement and forced to build armor.
For the good of everyone, I will be watching you.....Very closely.

MrP
12-09-2008, 17:38
Mr. P, I believe you have an unnerving and unnatural ability to mass produce armored vehicles.
At some point in the future, I'm sure we will find out that you have made some unholy alliance or
have a dozen adopted children lock in a basement and forced to build armor.
For the good of everyone, I will be watching you.....Very closely.

Surely not! People miss children. I've been making away with adults instead. ;)

Apologies for the long hiatus, and apologies for the fact that there'll probably be just as lengthy a one before I post much more. I've been accepted for an MA in British First World War Studies at Birmingham, so I've been reading up, and have had (and will have) too little time for much else. However, I have done some work on the Something. I decided to make her a Command Chimaera for an Arty Coy, so she'll have assorted antennae and whatnot in a while. For now, though -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something4.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something5.jpg

MrP
12-09-2008, 17:39
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something6.jpg

And the access panel that'll let the crew and arty officers open the door:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something7.jpg

MrP
12-09-2008, 17:53
And a taster of something I'll get round to eventually:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/H1.jpg

gonzosbignose
12-09-2008, 18:22
I spy... with my little eye.... Something begining with...

12 VANQUISHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its all looking good (except maybe glossy metallic black ;) )

Hope your well MR P

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

MrP
12-09-2008, 18:38
Ah, not 12 Vanquishers, old boy. It's actually 3 something elses. ;)

I agree about the black - will respray at some point! I'm doing well, ta. Hope you are too!

gonzosbignose
12-09-2008, 18:54
Hmmmmm

The only thing i can think of that fields 4 cannons such as those are Stormhammers!

Surely not 3 Stormhammers?

I'm not bad thank you Mr P. Glad its the weekend, and as an added bonus. Games Day UK on Sunday

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

MrP
12-09-2008, 19:00
Ah, they're not so large as they appear. Think of a smaller FW vehicle that mounts two twin-linked guns. ;)

aad
12-09-2008, 21:00
that must be the hydra AA chimera. ;)

but the barrels are way too thick to be autocannons.
they look 100% like 12 stygies pattern vanquisher cannon barrels. :)

so my guess was since your not making 12 vanquishers leman russes
that your making 6 vanquisher macharius tanks.
but you said 3 smaller vehicles so it must be the hydra.:p


why not making more superheavy,s?? you and your skills are so great that why build 400 small vehicles if you could make 100 superheavy,s???? :D

MF3000
12-09-2008, 23:21
MA? Woo that'll be fun!

Cool tanks keep'em coming!

sj

MrP
13-09-2008, 09:00
that must be the hydra AA chimera.

but the barrels are way too thick to be autocannons.
they look 100% like 12 stygies pattern vanquisher cannon barrels.

so my guess was since your not making 12 vanquishers leman russes
that your making 6 vanquisher macharius tanks.
but you said 3 smaller vehicles so it must be the hydra.:p


why not making more superheavy,s?? you and your skills are so great that why build 400 small vehicles if you could make 100 superheavy,s???? :D

Well deduced, old man! Ah, I promise they're not very outsize - although I agree they are a bit. But the Hydra Autocannons look substantially chunkier than IG infantry ones, anyway. Here's a comparison shot.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/H2.jpg

I'll get round to superheavies eventually . . . can't compete with yours, though! :cool:


MA? Woo that'll be fun!

Cool tanks keep'em coming!

sj

Aye, I'm looking forward to returning to uni after a foolish foray into the real world! Will update the tanks as and when I can.

aad
13-09-2008, 18:22
yes you can compete.

but why compete?? why not work together to ultimately destroy the enemy,s of mankind.
me and my 100 tanks and you and your 400 tanks.:D

we likes tanks that,s for sure.:p:D

gonzosbignose
13-09-2008, 19:03
Ahhhhh.....

Hydra's

Now to be fair, i hadn't considered Hydras.

Now you have put a comparison shot up i can see where these are coming from.

I'm looking forward to seeing these, they should look excellent, but i do agree wtih AAD...

It must be getting on for Super Heavy time soon.

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Faolan
14-09-2008, 06:15
Nice showing, old chap!

And congrats on getting accepted to a Masters Program- in something interesting that I can approve of, no less.

MrP
14-09-2008, 11:06
Cheers, fellas! Very well, when next I have time, a super it will be! Although perhaps an unusual one . . . Thankee, Faolan! I'm definitely looking forward to it!

Right, no updates this week, as I'm off to Wales today, and will be in Ireland Monday to Thursday, reminiscing with friends about when we were all young, at uni and the whole of life was ahead of us. Er, about 7 years ago, then. ;) Cheerio!

Colonel Jacka
14-09-2008, 11:46
Hmmmm! To be young again!

MrP
22-09-2008, 21:20
I can't say being young was splendid, but I do seem to recall being thinner! ;)

No work done on the planned Super, but I have a test turret for it. These guns have not and will not be affixed. I'll make some others more suited to the turret tomorrow.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/TestTurret1.jpg

The turrets for the model itself will be a bit larger.

Having made this turret, I don't know what the hell I'll actually do with it!

razormasticator
23-09-2008, 14:01
I think Mr.P should take a crack at a Stormlord.

I so bad want one, but I dont have the Plasticard skilz you all have.

MrP
24-09-2008, 11:53
The Stormlord? Neah, she's too small! ;)

Right, I've finished the basics on the test turret - which I'll have to make a vehicle for now.

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

The nearer turret will be on Baneblade #1. Normal Russ barrel for scale. The longer barrel behind it is my knock-off Basilisk one. So you can see that the "small" test turret mounts 3 Earthshaker cannon. The options for the turrets are as follows:

1. Quad Earthshaker Cannon
2. Triple Medusa Cannon
3. Twin/Triple Baneblade Cannon
4. Twin/Triple Volcano Cannon (Shadowsword main armament, model as rail guns?)

I'm leaning toward 1 or 2 atm. Final plans for the design are incomplete, but she'll be at least 8" wide and 24" from bow to stern. Yup, a seagoing craft!

But I'm not mad enough to build a battleship in 40K scale! So she'll be the next best thing: a monitor - heavy guns on a comparatively small frame, designed for slow speed and unloading a large amount of heavy artillery onto the enemy. The idea is that the Imperial Guard lack the technologically advanced orbital bombardment capabilities of the Space Marines, and cannot always rely on the fleet to provide them. So a quintessentially Imperial Guard (low tech) solution is used when fighting near a coastline.

I planned initially to model her after the battleships Nelson and Rodney, but in the end I seem to have ended up with a look more like the (early design) second KGVs. Given that the look is partly modelled after the class of which Prince of Wales was a member, you can be sure there'll be plenty of AA and AAA weaponry!

MrP
25-09-2008, 11:12
I have the deck!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor2.jpg

MrP
25-09-2008, 20:02
Done some work on the superstructure and turrets.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor3.jpg

Sorry for slow progress, but I've been reading Haig's diaries (see bottom left of pic)!

Chaps, what do you think for the turrets? Triple Medusa or quad Earthshaker? I shan't be making the guns until tomorrow, so you've got about 12 hours to voice an opinion. I'm toying with twin LB ACs or full-on Hydra turrets on either side as secondary armament. Thoughts?

Faolan
27-09-2008, 17:49
I'm more interested in how you plan on doing the hull!

MrP
27-09-2008, 23:43
Lots of supports! :D

Which looks better - the guns on the left turret or those on the right turret?

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor4.jpg

The right turret will be used, mounting either three of the larger guns (Medusae) or 4 of the smaller guns (Basilisks).

Colonel Jacka
28-09-2008, 03:49
I vote for the one on the right. Do you have any concept drawings of this beast?

Faolan
28-09-2008, 08:13
Eh, I'd go with the right.

Although, wouldn't it be more of a challenge to yourself, instead of more of the same, to rig up a plasma cannon like the baneblade variant has?

MrP
28-09-2008, 11:12
Cheers, fellas! Right it is. I ruled out plasma weaponry in the (brief) planning stage as I decided it was too high tech, and this vessel, although superheavy in size, is not as tactically versatile as a Baneblade type, so doesn't really deserve such tech. No concept stuff except in my head, really. Well, aside from this -

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

- which is already out-of-date, as I now plan on having two funnels side-by-side. Nor is this image to scale. I'll get a pic up of the upper hull when the main guns are emplaced, and that'll render a better idea of the eventual look of the beast.

MrP
28-09-2008, 23:11
Right, done one turret, but need the local DIY place to have some supplies before I can do the other two guns.

Comparison with prototype smaller turret:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor5.jpg

Comparison with 28mm WWI Brit:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor6.jpg

The missing bits slot into the guns to make them appear thicker - and thus more capable of actually lobbing a shell -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor7.jpg

Next stage for this gun is to fill in gaps and sort out some dust covers for the guns.

MrP
29-09-2008, 13:41
This may be of some help in visualising the end product, Colonel!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/Monitor8.jpg

wikear
29-09-2008, 13:52
OMG! I just browsed thru the whole post and I must say... first 3, 4 pages the only thing I saw was CRAP!* Then you kept improving and doing stuff better and better... now it looks awesome. The most exciting thing is watching your skills grow!





* CRAP compared to last few pages :)

MrP
29-09-2008, 16:08
Looking back, you're not wrong, I must confess! :D

malika
29-09-2008, 17:38
Aquatic warfare? You might want to check out this (http://anargo-sector.net/community/index.php/topic,325.0.html) vessel CELS made for the Anargo Sector Project, maybe you'll like it! :)

MrP
29-09-2008, 17:58
Ooh, I do, indeed! You've got me reconsidering the AA armament now - whether I should employ Whirlwind bits instead. Hm, I don't know now! And his excellent idea of having side armaments is making me giggle madly and also admit that it's thoroughly 40k! :D

Faolan
30-09-2008, 05:59
Old whirlwind bits would definately work best, especially if you could combine it with the electronic eyeball of the new one.

Drakon
30-09-2008, 06:27
love this this is what i want to do im going to subscribe and take tips

Colonel Jacka
30-09-2008, 09:33
This may be of some help in visualising the end product, Colonel!

MrP,

Looking good. I look forward to seeing what you do with the hull. Maybe you could add some Anti Air quad guns as well.

MrP
30-09-2008, 11:11
Ah, a split now, eh? Well, chaps, shall I go with the more modern AA missiles using the old Whirlwind or the more WWII look of using Hydra turrets? Cast thy vote at once!

Colonel Jacka
30-09-2008, 13:17
I'd say go the WWII Hydra or Quad Guns like Cadian FW stuff.

Okinava
30-09-2008, 14:01
I would prefer missiles!

aad
30-09-2008, 14:39
do both.

hydra turrets for the smaller planes
missiles for the bigger planes.

MrP
30-09-2008, 17:39
Hm, I suppose I could mount Autocannon turrets either side of the superstructure, then pop a missile launcher atop the Bridge proper . . .

MrP
30-09-2008, 22:50
Well, I'm still undecided. However, even if I don't put Hydra turrets on the monitor, I will need to make them for my homegrown Hydra company. So here we are.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/H3.jpg

A bit bigger in every dimension than the FW ones, as you can see, but still recognisably LB ACs, I hope!

gonzosbignose
01-10-2008, 09:58
Mr P.

Firstly, hope your keeping well. The cold months are settling in now, so im expecting a productive winter with at least 30 more tanks appearing :-)

Das Boat is amazing. Talk about a big toy! Are you trying to make up for a lack of something with cannons that big?

I really like how it is coming along, and by the looks of it, the hydras will be equally as gorgeous!

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

MrP
01-10-2008, 14:25
Mr P.

Firstly, hope your keeping well. The cold months are settling in now, so im expecting a productive winter with at least 30 more tanks appearing :-)

I'm not too bad, thankee. Hope you're well yourself! I'll try to fit in the tanks in between essays and reading. I shall probably end up doing a Malcador at some point, since they're so very WWI.


Das Boat is amazing. Talk about a big toy! Are you trying to make up for a lack of something with cannons that big?

:D

A mate and I once made a list of appalling wargaming chat-up lines, referring to such things as six inch guns. Sadly, we were too sane to try them out!


I really like how it is coming along, and by the looks of it, the hydras will be equally as gorgeous!

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Thankee, dear boy! I'm still undecided on placing the Hydra turrets on the monitor, but I am leaning in that direction. Going to check out the DIY place in a couple of hours to see if they have the final bits I need yet. Should have some more pis later, if they do!

rcal13
03-10-2008, 04:41
Hay MrP can we get a group photo of all you tanks?

MrP
03-10-2008, 22:02
These are a bit out of date, but do show most of my stuff -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/5.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/8.jpg

wikear
03-10-2008, 22:44
wooooOOOOoooow... just wow!

Unforgiven666
03-10-2008, 22:46
. . . Wow. . .

MrP
03-10-2008, 23:42
Cheers, fellas. :)

Got some work done on the Russmeras -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes11.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes12.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russes13.jpg

MrP
04-10-2008, 01:25
Russmeras are drying in the freezing night air, so I've had a poke at the Something. She now has a sister Command vehicle.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something8.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something9.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Something10.jpg

I've also got the body of the guns ready for the monitor. Need to detail them and knock up a turret.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/H4.jpg

Colonel Jacka
04-10-2008, 06:19
MrP,

I must say you have a truly Apocalyptic vision. I hope your gaming table can take the scale of your vision. Me I'm back to my Thudd Gun Bty. :D

MrP
04-10-2008, 12:20
MrP,

I must say you have a truly Apocalyptic vision. I hope your gaming table can take the scale of your vision. Me I/m back to me Thudd Gun Bty. :D

Sadly, I doubt I have enough room for it all and an opponent's army! ;) So I'm only going to use it all when I visit my old uni . . . and the thought of fitting all this in my Peugeot makes me um. :D

I've got a distraction from the monitor today, as some Knez wheels arrived courtesy of eBay, so I'm finally going to stick wheels on those Salamanders from ages back! Pics later.

MrP
04-10-2008, 13:42
First pic. Height isn't too bad, but I'm not happy with it, so am going to do a lower one.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/SallyWheel1.jpg

Colonel Jacka
04-10-2008, 13:54
. . . and the thought of fitting all this in my Peugeot makes me um. :D


:wtf: You drive a Peugeot? :eyebrows: And you still build Tanks? :eek:

MrP
04-10-2008, 14:03
:wtf: You drive a Peugeot? :eyebrows: And you still build Tanks? :eek:

I didn't miss some fine print in the contract when I bought it, did I? If it helps, it's only a small Peugeot . . . and it inspired me, when I mis-assembled my WIP BB with the turret and hull stuff on the wrong side, to claim it was French-designed instead of the GW-standard. :D

MrP
04-10-2008, 14:04
In other news, have lowered the height on #2, so she towers considerably less . . . and actually looks like a child running after Mummy Salamander in this pic. Er. Wheels not yet glued in place, but she looks ok.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/SallyWheel2.jpg

Colonel Jacka
04-10-2008, 14:42
Hehehehehehehehehehehehe! Keep going mate your work is awesome! :D

MrP
04-10-2008, 20:24
Wilco, Colonel! :D

Assembled 4 of them today. They need work doing on their sides. I think I'll go off and do some work on a Hydra turret now, though.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/SallyWheel3.jpg

wikear
04-10-2008, 21:14
Just a question MrP... why do you need so many tanks? :P

MrP
04-10-2008, 21:27
Er, medicinal reasons? ;)

Faolan
06-10-2008, 04:09
You know P, you could simple go to designing your tanks with centerline drivers, which is a bit more modern.

Works for both sides of the water from ya then!

rcal13
07-10-2008, 16:39
mr p thanks for the pics You got talent and an army that would rol over any thing I seen

MrP
07-10-2008, 19:13
You know P, you could simple go to designing your tanks with centerline drivers, which is a bit more modern.

Works for both sides of the water from ya then!

The problem there is vehicles that mount a weapon on the opposite hull side to the driver. I'd have to find somewhere else to stick a Trojan's HB or a Baneblade's Demo Cannon. And although I could, I have a niggling feeling it'd be bad for some unknown reason. Whenever I ignore those feelings on the grounds of illogicality, something goes wrong!


mr p thanks for the pics You got talent and an army that would rol over any thing I seen

No worries, old boy. The secret is, er, abandoning real life. ;)

Sorry for lack of updates of late. I've been distracted by doing a spot of wear and tear on some Chimaerae.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Marked1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Marked2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Marked3.jpg

Colonel Jacka
08-10-2008, 14:26
And damn fine wear and tear it is! :D

Faolan
09-10-2008, 03:31
The only bad thing about your wear and tear?

It stops before 3 way corners, which would exaccerbate it the most! :D

Although the tracks could use a little darkening on the two orange track ones.

MrP
09-10-2008, 13:14
Cheers, chaps! I'll work on my three-ways, Faolan! Er, that sounds wrong. :D

le Mediko
09-10-2008, 14:25
Really impressive armoured division! It is a wonder to imagine such an army on a table...
Just about your wheeled salamaders : it could be interesting to add fender and maybe tools boxes on both side, just to look like a Saladin or Panhard AC.

MrP
09-10-2008, 19:59
Absolutely, le Mediko! I'm about 80% sure I'm going to stick on armoured skirts thus:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/With.jpg

Or I could do something smaller or a bit less blocky. I haven't glued them on properly yet:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Without.jpg

MrP
12-10-2008, 17:41
Right, some pics. Chimaera autocannon turret as a taster of what's to come.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/AC1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/AC2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/AC3.jpg

It's been covered in Warlord Games' Quicktone, left to dry and then matte varnished with their varnish. I'm thoroughly pleased with the end product, and have another five Chi turrets currently drying and waiting for varnishing. Once I've finished weathering them, the Chi hulls will get this treatment, too.

MrP
12-10-2008, 22:38
Also done were these three Demos. You may recall them looking like this -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Russes4.jpg

Well, they've had the same Quicktone and varnish as the others. It's obvious I spent less time on these, but . . . there we are.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Demo1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Demo2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/Demo3.jpg

MrP
13-10-2008, 17:56
Finished a trio of Chimaerae.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C4.jpg

MrP
13-10-2008, 17:57
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C5.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C6.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C7.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C8.jpg

Faolan
14-10-2008, 05:01
Looking good so far, might I recommend more "boltgun" or whatever "bright steel" you use on some points?

MrP
14-10-2008, 21:08
Of course, old boy! I've put some on, but I didn't want to overwhelm it, so it's still quite light, viz:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C12.jpg

Faolan
15-10-2008, 13:27
Exxxxxxcellent.

I still differ with your interpretation of "rusty track". I reckon that Chimmy's been running over cheap strumpets with still wet hair again.

Dammit man, didn't I TELL you some of want to have dates available on a Friday night?

MrP
16-10-2008, 01:02
Yeah, you're right,old man. But I can't be arsed to change it. I shall say that the vehicles have been being stored for use somewhere damp. Yeah, that'll do. ;) Dates on a Friday night? Hm, I really should go out on Friday.

Anyway! I finished the latter 3 vehicles of Alpha Company.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CIV.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CV.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CVI.jpg

MrP
16-10-2008, 01:04
And have got the hulls of the first two vehicles of Bravo Company done. I is a command variant, hence the smaller rear compartment.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C2I.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/C2III.jpg

And I got to work on the Russmera after acquiring some Blu-Tack.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russmera.jpg

Faolan
16-10-2008, 03:10
I thought you'd finally learned to leave stowage off until after painting, mate!

The Chims look good, but I would point out that most command APCs tend to have larger compartments and more aerials, not smaller.

Since those are dummy guns (as they wouldn't be usable) you might want to fill in the gaps between the top and bottom rods, basically making them look cut out of wood, but not really (ref WW2 dummy tanks/weaps on command v's).

MrP
16-10-2008, 13:09
I thought you'd finally learned to leave stowage off until after painting, mate!

Ah, I have. But remember I said I've got dozens of vehicles with some stowage already added. That's one. All the Griffons, too, I'm afraid . . .


The Chims look good, but I would point out that most command APCs tend to have larger compartments and more aerials, not smaller.

Since those are dummy guns (as they wouldn't be usable) you might want to fill in the gaps between the top and bottom rods, basically making them look cut out of wood, but not really (ref WW2 dummy tanks/weaps on command v's).

I was thinking remote controlled from within for the lasguns (when I stick on the "turret" you'll see it fits with that), but the wood idea is tempting. Aye, you're right about the need for more communications equipment, but I assembled this years ago (literally 2-4, I think), and lacked the knowledge I do now. So I just based it on a Command Section having 5 blokes as opposed to 10. Wow, that's been a while!

Faolan
16-10-2008, 15:21
Eh, just throw some whip aerials on it, and maybe some box frame antenna's as well.

MrP
18-10-2008, 04:49
I like that idea. I'll try to get round to it. I've been blasted today by trying to compile a comprehensive list of sources on British strategy in the Great War. I've been typing up books and authors for about three or four hours and it isn't comprehensive. We've nine people doing this in total, thank God!

Anyway, I've cut out the lower hull of the monitor, and have been working on creating a load of 2" tall supporting sections onto which I will place the upper hull. Still WIP.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/DSCF1378.jpg

le Mediko
19-10-2008, 21:57
How is it possible to built SO many tanks in a single? I suspect you have your own secret forgeworld anywhere in the warp!
One more time, great work with a lot of good ideas : I like your command chimera rear hull. Maybe could you add a commander hatch on the turret emplacement. With a HMG it would look great!
Regarding the tracks, I'm not on the rust side, but this colour looks ok with your paint scheme. One other point could be to paint the caoutchouc pads ont every single link, a very long job but...
How many vehicles are enlisted in a full strengh 40k armoured division? 200? 300...

MrP
22-10-2008, 05:04
How is it possible to built SO many tanks in a single? I suspect you have your own secret forgeworld anywhere in the warp!
One more time, great work with a lot of good ideas : I like your command chimera rear hull. Maybe could you add a commander hatch on the turret emplacement. With a HMG it would look great!
Regarding the tracks, I'm not on the rust side, but this colour looks ok with your paint scheme. One other point could be to paint the caoutchouc pads ont every single link, a very long job but...
How many vehicles are enlisted in a full strengh 40k armoured division? 200? 300...

Not got round to doing the weapon for the command Chimaera yet, but will try to get it done tomorrow so you can give me your thoughts. It certainly does feel like a Forgeworld here sometimes! Or a forge, at least today - Mum's mother's visiting; she has arthritis, so we've had three log fires burning all evening. I am now recovering by sitting here in shorts with my window open!

I shall have a go at doing the rubber pads tomorrow. I've been distracted of late by various bits and bobs - in no particular order: Napoleonic Brits, WWI Brits and Germans (and a solitary squadron of French cavalry), and painting ID markers onto my Thunderer and Exterminator companies. Despite this, I have managed to get some pics of my 1st Chimaera Company on the board upstairs.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/FirstChimaeraCompanyF.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/FirstChimaeraCompanyL.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/FirstChimaeraCompanyR.jpg

MrP
23-10-2008, 05:09
Finally finished some of the turrets for 8th Company.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/ConquerorTurrets.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussChassis/DestroyerTurrets.jpg

Tommygun
23-10-2008, 05:52
I'm happy to see some plasma turrets. I think they are under appreciated.

MrP
23-10-2008, 06:31
I'm happy to see some plasma turrets. I think they are under appreciated.

I find the points cost a bit steep myself, and so resisted for a long time. In the end I decided I wanted every Russ variant represented in the regiment, and so gave in. The whole squadron should certainly be handy if I end up facing any Termy formations in Apoc games.

Faolan
23-10-2008, 09:59
Given the changes now, they're the most effective Russ variant for the cost.

MrP
23-10-2008, 16:56
Given the changes now, they're the most effective Russ variant for the cost.

Hm, I could always invest in a few more in time. Maybe bring them up to company strength.

Faolan
24-10-2008, 05:47
Give the DKOK ones a try, they're pretty nice.

MrP
24-10-2008, 23:02
Chaps, I need your help on an aesthetic question. Before now I've had Chimaera-scale vehicles (and way back at the start an ugly Russ) with wheels instead of tracks. What do you all think of the idea of a wheeled superheavy? I'll get a pic up in a mo.

MrP
24-10-2008, 23:09
Right, forgive the blurring. First, this is how the wheels'd work. Not too visible and don't lift the Baneblade any higher than tracks would.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/S1.jpg

Second, size of the wheels. There'll be three pairs on either side.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/S2.jpg

Faolan
25-10-2008, 04:05
Ok, this I have to say I dislike. Your mobility would be non-existant, and your design shape would change drastically for the propulsion system.

Your ground pressure would be so high you'd crack paved roads and sink straight into anything that wasn't plasteel :P

Tommygun
25-10-2008, 04:35
Your mobility would be non-existant, and your design shape would change drastically for the propulsion system.

Your ground pressure would be so high you'd crack paved roads and sink straight into anything that wasn't plasteel :P

This is the basic design philosophy of American SUV.
As long as you don't mind paying through the nose for gas it fine.
Parking of course will always be a problem.

Faolan
25-10-2008, 05:08
Well, no. A Baneblade can simply park on whatever it wants to.

MrP
25-10-2008, 07:12
Ah, this is a bit unfortunate. I was quite keen on the idea, so decided to knock it up anyway, and so spent the last few hours watching a documentary on WWI, and sprucing up the side a bit. I'd considered the ground pressure question, and written it off as it's 40k. However, both that and the turning capability are good points. Anyway, talking aside, it's a fait accompli now. And on that French note - voilą!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/S3.jpg

le Mediko
25-10-2008, 09:27
Chimera squad in open ground looks terrific!
Regarding the BB, too late I suppose, but I think the tank would look even better with more open armour sides, maybe could you move the first wheel forward to add tool boxes or even crew access door.
The hull looks very nice to me.
Can't wait to see the tank finished!

MrP
31-10-2008, 06:17
Sorry for lack of updates. I've been doing a spot of painting, and not so much modelling of late. Just some undercoated IG stuff that's been waiting for love for ages first.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Supply.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/B1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/B2.jpg

MrP
31-10-2008, 08:51
And now some PIP Khornate vehicles that’ve not had any attention in months – I hated the initial red I put on them, and got distracted by IG persistently to these chaps’ detriment!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Chaos/Pred1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Chaos/Pred2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Chaos/Rhino1.jpg

can't_decide
10-11-2008, 17:17
I am in awe of all the tanks you have done! It's amazing. How many of your tanks are scratch builds? I'm working on a few myself, but the vast number of what you've done makes me think I will only do a few more scratch builds.

MrP
10-11-2008, 18:39
Cheers, old boy! It's a good question, but I'm not really sure of the answer, I'm afraid. Even the stuff that's mainly stock GW often has replacement bits and bobs both scratch and stolen from other kits. I'll conservatively estimate over a hundred, but don't hold me to it because much stuff is still WIP. Usually, I'd try to take stock, but I feel like death warmed up today, so I hope you don't mind if I delay a better answer until next time. I wish you luck in your endeavours. Don't be put off by the numbers - I'm as daunted by aad's supers. :D

gonzosbignose
10-11-2008, 23:44
Mr P

Hope your feeling better soon old man...

Your collection of tanks is outstanding but i kno what you mean by aads... super heavys... mind blowing isnt it.

The red khornate vehicles is a bit of a shock. Surely you dont do bad guys too... its all about the good guys you know!

Im always a bit sceptical about people who 'swing both ways' (wargaming wise)

Always good to see updates...

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

NotMyIfurita
13-11-2008, 13:35
Hope you feel better soon, and I love all your work. Not only are you building more from scratch than most people have seen, you continue to push the boundaries to find new and amazing ideas. Now when you get some more points you should head over to the states to play our resident Eldar player. When asked why he needed so many points, he pointed out that the game is called Warhammer '40,000' not Warhammer '2,000'! Few people believe the Imperial propaganda about the Eldar being a 'dying' race after seeing his collection. I'd love to see the might of the Emperor's faithful bring the pain to the Xenos scum!

LeeHarvey
13-11-2008, 15:36
Dude, your conversion and scratchbuilding skills are fantastic. I can't imagine all the hours you've put into these tanks, it's almost staggering just to think about it. Excellent modelling.

MrP
16-11-2008, 15:16
Cheers, chaps! I am feeling a bit better - so I've got a spot of painting and of modelling done. First off, I've done some more work on the Sally that's been sat waiting for attention for yonks!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Sally1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Sally2.jpg

I seem to have unwittingly gone for a WWII German style gun-shield. Fear not the elevation of the gun - it's loose and will have a gunner propping it at a more likely angle when complete.

To do:
Find something to fill up the gaps on the front left and right;
Stick some binoculars on the gun to approximate a sighting mechanism, and add some more details;
Do something to detail the wheels a bit - nothing complicated, just some riveted circles of plasticard;
Lights or somesuch for front and back;
Rivets for most stuff and a handle for the front hatch;
What have I forgotten?

Second, a Laser Destroyer. Problems with the varnish again as it's cold today. Not really sure what to do about that. It's only going to get colder and I can hardly not varnish things until summer! Hm.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Destroyer1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Destroyer2.jpg

Wyatt
16-11-2008, 16:18
Your tanks always look a bit odd in their pre-painted form, and I can't see how they'd work, but then with that paitn job they just look awesome!

Grr, reading your log always makes me feel sad that my armoured forces are just a Leman Russ, a Land Raider, a lego titan and a rhino that I kinda may have smashed with a hammer to form a base for said titan. :(

MrP
17-11-2008, 18:44
Thankee, old man. My painting must have improved in the last few pages! :) If ye fancy building stuff, just have a stab at it. Provided you plan it out beforehand, you'll find it comes quite quickly!

No update on the Sally, but I have been working on three more Russmera turrets. I planned for a company of ten, but seem only to have prepared the turrets for 8 (2 completed, 3 PIP, and these 3 under construction), so, er, evidently ignoring my own advice about good planning, as I'll need to knock up another two at some point. Anyway! Here's the trio with a PIP for comparison. There's a scale shot upthread somewhere, and I'll post one in a bit when I've done more work.

I hope in the next few hours to get these three done to undercoating stage, and possibly their hulls as well.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/RussmerasAgain1.jpg

nagash66
17-11-2008, 20:29
Great work mate and keep going for one can never too many tanks

MrP
18-11-2008, 03:08
Cheers, man! Here's what I've got so far tonight.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russmera1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russmera2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Russmera3.jpg

MrP
20-11-2008, 02:26
Turrets are in their basic camo.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Turretsq1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Turretsq2.jpg

Still working on the hulls.

MrP
21-11-2008, 05:43
Done some work on the turrets, but since I already had four ones to a similar state, progress appears slower than it is!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/TPIP.jpg

Apologies for the blurring. I took a few pics, and all were pretty bad.

And undercoated a Russ (Vanquisher-to-be) and a Chimaera that's been sat around for about a year, I think!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CR.jpg

Lots of work for both of them. Again feeling a bit down, but also feeling a bit uninspired by the painting side of things. I've found it easier to make storage boxes for Bassies . . . well, start making them or I'd have pictures. ;)

Faolan
21-11-2008, 06:28
Creative use of thumbtacks on the Chimmy.

MrP
21-11-2008, 06:38
Thankee. They're going to be mounting points for some skirts at some point. I need to get another one, as the left side has three. I've just remembered one can date this Chimaera from not only the fact it's got that clumsy side exhaust mounting I abandoned, but also has sides made of CD cases!

I've been toying with buying a proper Chimaera or Russ or both this week. It's a bit draining forever adding rivets and so on to vehicles. It'd be nice to have a basic kit to assemble for once! But given the current world economic climate, my financial advisor would be quite displeased, I think. :D

Faolan
22-11-2008, 01:31
By "a basic kit to assemble for once!" you of course mean "fit half of it together, get tired of the lousy fit, have at it with a hacksaw and a tube of putty, a bit of CA, and come up with something Chimera (or Russ)-esque that's 10x better than the original kit."

Right?

MrP
22-11-2008, 01:51
By "a basic kit to assemble for once!" you of course mean "fit half of it together, get tired of the lousy fit, have at it with a hacksaw and a tube of putty, a bit of CA, and come up with something Chimera (or Russ)-esque that's 10x better than the original kit."

Right?

Probably. :D

I also could do with some wheels and track for my other stuff. I've run critically low - hence all the wheeled stuff I've been toying with of late.

MrP
22-11-2008, 06:43
Right, yes. Got drunk tonight - a thoroughly boring Old Boys' Dinner at my old school (the "jokes" are too dull to recite - suffice to say that Bob Hope would condemn them as old. And I like Bob Hope - albeit in an ironic way) led to me needing some liquid refreshment on returning home. So I should have some things arriving soon. Huzzah! :)

hur@n
22-11-2008, 08:03
you are very :mad: :rolleyes:
y love

Colonel Jacka
22-11-2008, 13:11
:wtf: Please translate last for the Colonial cousin's. :confused: :eyebrows: Very odd.

MrP,

The Baneblade with the wheels. I just saw it! :( No Lad it does not work. I'm with Faolan.

Faolan
22-11-2008, 13:47
I think he said he had a dreadfully boring night and needed to remedy it with lots of barley pops.

MrP
22-11-2008, 18:23
Thankee, hur@n!


:wtf: Please translate last for the Colonial cousin's. :confused: :eyebrows: Very odd.

MrP,

The Baneblade with the wheels. I just saw it! :( No Lad it does not work. I'm with Faolan.


I think he said he had a dreadfully boring night and needed to remedy it with lots of barley pops.

Nearly! A spot of 15yo Glenlivet French Oak reserve. I should cut down on it so I can buy more modelling stuff, really!

I shall have another peer at the wheels and see what I can come up with.

le Mediko
23-11-2008, 12:38
No new prototyp those days?
Maybe I miss something.

MrP
24-11-2008, 05:24
No new prototyp those days?
Maybe I miss something.

I've a trio of Griffons outside drying. Although temperature here is about freezing, so drying time may be a bit longer than usual. ;)

le Mediko
24-11-2008, 08:40
I cannot wait to see the griffons!

MrP
24-11-2008, 20:15
To tide you over until the Griffons get done, here's a pair of Sentinel stand-ins partly inspired by your latest work, le Mediko! :)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Scout1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Scout2.jpg

MrP
25-11-2008, 08:33
Right Griffons are mostly undercoated. Yes, I will touch up the bits missing paint!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Griffons2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Griffons1.jpg

Trukson
25-11-2008, 10:39
I really like them buggies!!! Only thing about them i really cant put my finger on is the Multilaser.......needs something more i think, right now it just looks like a barrel...

MrP
25-11-2008, 22:21
Cheers, Trukson! Aye, I promise I'll build a housing for the gun barrel - maybe a few wires radiating thence in true IG style. :)

MrP
26-11-2008, 07:56
At last the site's working again. Huzzah!

I still don't feel like painting that Griffon battery, so I'm bring another three and the company command vehicle up to spec. Well, I say three. It's six, but I haven't bothered photographing them all. Anyway!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Ga3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Ga2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Ga1.jpg

MrP
26-11-2008, 07:57
For once I have put some thought into the armament of the Company Command Vehicle. The whole company is going to be a prime target for deep striking chaps, so I've given it a heavy flamer to burn out any chaps who decide to charge into CC. Given the vulnerability of tanks to CC, I confidently expect to be able to fire it once at the most! ;)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Command1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Command2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Command3.jpg

Tommygun
26-11-2008, 08:18
This is a better looking version of a Salamander. Never care much for the Forge World one.
I like it.

Col. Wales
26-11-2008, 08:58
Very nice so far I really like your 40k take on Doombuggies (see also the chuck norris Delta force movies, real world spec ops/Battlefield 2)

gonzosbignose
26-11-2008, 12:46
Hey Old Man!!!

I see these boys are coming along on Mass still... Your level of plasticard building seems to just get better and better day in day out...

question for you...

do you have a favourite one you've done so far? and why?

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

MrP
27-11-2008, 00:38
This is a better looking version of a Salamander. Never care much for the Forge World one.
I like it.

Cheers, old boy! I'll try to get it finished soon.


Very nice so far I really like your 40k take on Doombuggies (see also the chuck norris Delta force movies, real world spec ops/Battlefield 2)

Thankee! I've just remembered there's some chap on WIP who made something very similar, and it must have been hiding at the back of my mind until now. A check reveals the list isn't up-to-date, so I can't credit the fella.


Hey Old Man!!!

I see these boys are coming along on Mass still... Your level of plasticard building seems to just get better and better day in day out...

question for you...

do you have a favourite one you've done so far? and why?

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

You're too kind, old man! :)

I don't know if I have a favourite. I'm developing something of an emotional attachment to this current Company Command Chimaera, but that might just be the number of rivets! ;) I think for all its flaws, I shall still go with my second Sally Command, which is mostly here on page 7 (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98271&page=7).

le Mediko
28-11-2008, 13:53
Nice work as usal, especially with the heavy flammer turret. I like the choise of an automatic one!
If the Griffon are good too, my favourite are sentinels, the real look of high speed patrol buggies. The use of the dozer blade part as basis is just brilliant!

G.Hawke
28-11-2008, 14:12
hey Mr P, been a while since i looked at your log, gotta say, nice to see your still scratch building! keep up the good work!

-hawke

aad
28-11-2008, 14:27
looks excellent as usual:D

but: WHERE ARE THOSE BLOODY SUPERHEAVY,S ALREADY???:evilgrin::D

MrP
29-11-2008, 06:11
Nice work as usal, especially with the heavy flammer turret. I like the choise of an automatic one!
If the Griffon are good too, my favourite are sentinels, the real look of high speed patrol buggies. The use of the dozer blade part as basis is just brilliant!

Cheers, old boy! I had load lying about, and loads of Lego wheels I haven't used in years. So I had the thought a few months back of combining them to make a platform for a small infantry towed gun - a Lascannon or somesuch. Then I changed my mind! :D


hey Mr P, been a while since i looked at your log, gotta say, nice to see your still scratch building! keep up the good work!

-hawke

Thankee, old boy! Wilco!


looks excellent as usual

but: WHERE ARE THOSE BLOODY SUPERHEAVY,S ALREADY???

Cheers! Ah, slightly bad news on that front. I've received 20 resin wheels off Ebay this afternoon, so I'm distracted by the support vehicles again. ;)

Speaking of which - opinions, chaps! Two wheels or three? I think the two looks ok, and also reminds me of the Schwimmwagen (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/VW_Schwimmwagen_1.jpg). On the other hand, the three has a more modern look to it. The sides above the wheels will be further detailed, of course. Wheels are just blu-tacked for now.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/TwoFour1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/TwoFour2.jpg

Tommygun
29-11-2008, 06:36
Three wheels look more military.

aad
29-11-2008, 09:56
Three wheels look more military.

totally agree with that:)

and the wheels look fine.

coalescence
29-11-2008, 10:28
I'd say 3, but also, if you still want to do 2, I would centre them some more.

MrP
29-11-2008, 11:09
Going with three, chaps. One of these days I'll manage to find someone to agree with me that four wheels is fine for a vehicle instead of six. And then I'll marry her.

Or him. Whatever. :D

Gwedd
29-11-2008, 12:15
Mr. P,

Here's a quick suggestion for you. I've posted it somewhere on one of these threads before, but it will save you a bit of paint and yime if you like.

Regarding cammo nets: Use the 4X4 or 2X2 gauze pads. Take them apart and remove the cotton batting, leaving just the mesh part, as you have. NOW, brew up a cup of boiling water and add either 5 or 6 tea bags, or 5 or 6 teaspoons of instant coffee and stir well to dissolve. Next, place the gauze mesh into a shallow bowl and pour the tea/coffee over and allow to soak for a day. Take them out, lay flat and allow to dry. Voila! Insta knaki/brownish cammo netting with no need to paint.

If you like, you can also give it a shot of hairspray and then dust with flocking/leaf material for vegetation added netting. For a stronger finish, give another shot of hairspray once the flocking is in place, and allow to dry for a bit. You could also use clear matte spray paint in lieu of the hair spray.

Works like a champ. :)

Respects,

MrP
29-11-2008, 18:47
Cheers, old boy. I'll give it a shot on one of the PIP vehicles when they get a bit closer to completion. :)

Faolan
30-11-2008, 06:50
I'd go with three wheels, P.

I'd also thicken up the walls a bit, since they just look too flimsy - great spot for some stowage bins inside and out.

Maybe also add in a fender that covers the top third of the wheels?

MrP
30-11-2008, 23:42
Right, chaps, I've gone with three. Am making the side paraphernalia for one atm. Still needs filing, so pics in about 3 hours. In essence a modified version of the normal Chimaera's float tanks - or whatever those side things are. Toying with knocking up a faux suspension system using one of those plastic pencils' internal metal springy-things. Thoughts?

MrP
01-12-2008, 02:03
Here we go.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Wheels1.jpg

Springs would be placed to look as though they go up the two downward protruding bits of the side system. I think this current thing's a bit small, so for vehicle #2, I'll have it larger. I'll definitely add mudguards before I'm done, Faolan, yup! I'm going to resist the urge to add (more) stowage before she's painted - if I can. ;)

And now I'll go make some tea and nets! :)

G.Hawke
01-12-2008, 02:19
hmm... i thin the sides lack something. the inside and top look amazing, however by compare the wheels (as you'd expect) and side armour seem blank. i think the mudflaps will go some way to cure that but... seems a good excuse to hang things pf the side to me

hawke

MrP
01-12-2008, 05:57
I quite agree, old boy. I've blu-tacked some stuff for now, and will get to work destroying a mechanical pencil for the suspension at once! ;)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Wheels2.jpg

Never fear - there will be more rivets!

MrP
01-12-2008, 07:09
Lest my suspension idea isn't clearly expressed by my (frequently excruciatingly incomprehensible ab-) use of English, here's what I mean:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/Wheels3.jpg

G.Hawke
01-12-2008, 07:09
perhaps extending the upper armour town to create a slight wheel arch at the front could be in order? give it both a greater military purpose (in that it not as easy to shoot the wheels) and could add a nice bit of detail. However as it is, very nice, looks alot more practical.

Hawke

Faolan
01-12-2008, 16:16
I'd move the smoke launcher to directly above the HMHB or some other angled surface given the way they work in reality.

Also, because it looks like a Chaos mutated, erm, meat missile, the way it's sitting now.

MrP
01-12-2008, 22:36
Aye, fear not. I shall put on mudguards soon enough! :)

Taken a break from Old Wheelie to finish off that Command Chimaera. Er, bar the wheels and tracks, which will be added at some future date when I have 'em!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CC1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/CC2.jpg

MrP
01-12-2008, 22:41
Oh, hang on. I forgot to make an exhaust. I'll do that now.

MrP
05-12-2008, 07:48
I've been working on the Centaur I bought ages ago, and should have pics in a few days. For now be content with this passenger (disregard the shine, it's the result of me impatiently photographing him directly after varnishing him).

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Shiny.jpg

le Mediko
05-12-2008, 07:54
I like this color scheme very much, it sounds like early WW1 uniforms and just in the Death Korps spirit!
Great.

MrP
05-12-2008, 08:09
Cheers, old boy! I was indeed going for an early war French look. :)

Tommygun
05-12-2008, 08:24
I like the colors.
That uniform reminds me of the French style Zouave uniforms used in the American Civil war by some regiments.

MrP
05-12-2008, 16:57
I like the colors.
That uniform reminds me of the French style Zouave uniforms used in the American Civil war by some regiments.

Thankee, old man! I confess I am quite enamoured of the scheme ( I may do some 15 or 6mm ACW chaps in it at some future date). :)

And now, lest anyone think I was lying when I said I was working on the Centaur -

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/C1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/C2.jpg

Faolan
07-12-2008, 02:24
Needs more vertical streaks (rain run-off, etc) down the sides.

MrP
07-12-2008, 11:04
Needs more vertical streaks (rain run-off, etc) down the sides.

Wilco, old boy. This is going to mean experimenting with oils, isn't it? Oh, dear . . .

Faolan
08-12-2008, 16:22
Well, it doesn't have to, you can do thin vertical streaks with anything.

Alright, thats my two cents, back to my project before bed, it has to be done by the 10th...

MrP
09-12-2008, 10:00
Right, she's largely done. Although I could possibly do with more stuff done to the sides. The varnish hasn't gone on brilliantly because of the weather atm, but for once the slightly cracked look isn't bothering me too much.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Centaur1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Centaur2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Centaur3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Centaur4.jpg

MrP
09-12-2008, 12:30
Going to make an Apocalypse Steel Legion formation with these chaps. So slapped on some Halford's Yellow Primer, added a few basic colours, and Bob's your uncle. Five more squads and the Command Squad to do. And then I need to decide whether to get some more Chimaerae to lug them about in . . .

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/1stSection.jpg

le Mediko
09-12-2008, 14:02
You could maybe add highly diluated wash along the details. A mix of Scorched brown and black couls made the paint deeper.
Nice paint inside!

tankworks
10-12-2008, 06:19
I know that I am hoplessly anal but do these APCs have engines? Are they buried in the track sponsons? Nice work on the interior by the way.

Tommygun
10-12-2008, 06:38
do these APCs have engines? Are they buried in the track sponsons?

Yes, they are in the sponsons. A lot of the Imperial vehicles are built that way.

MrP
10-12-2008, 11:04
I shall have a look at doing something with the exterior later on or tomorrow. Thankee for the compliments on the inside. :)

I did the 2nd section of 1st Platoon:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/2ndSection.jpg

But then I made the mistake of checking in the Apoc Reloaded book, and I need 9 squads/sections plus a command unit, so I've been off to Ebay with crossed fingers.

MrP
10-12-2008, 15:10
Going to undercoat this.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Something.jpg

le Mediko
10-12-2008, 21:51
I like this one!
Just take care with the track links in the front.

Faolan
11-12-2008, 07:44
yeah, I'd fix those wonky front links- treads tend to angle taut like that, and if the droop, its slight and not back in.

MrP
11-12-2008, 11:09
Yeah, they're from yonks ago. All I've done with the model of late is replace the HS and stick on some rivets. I may have a go at breaking the tracks and redoing them.

EDIT: Incidentally, Iyanden Darksun and Halford's Yellow Primer seem to be the same colour, near as makes no difference.

matskye
13-12-2008, 18:08
Wow, just read trough the log, amazing number off tanks, and your scratchbuilding skills are ace. Keep it up.

-Matskye

MrP
15-12-2008, 18:32
Cheers, Matskye! :)

Now, those who've been following for a couple of pages will remember those Hydra barrels. At the time I disagreed with those who said they look too big. But I was peering at them the other day, and . . . yeah, you guys were right! So I shall in time knock up some different Hydrae. For now, though, those who suggested Vanquisher guns have created a self-fulfilling prophecy. So here are the three prototypes I'm doing. They share certain features with my scratch Russ turrets, but turret shape, the thickness of the plasticard used, and construction methods all reflect experience learned. And I've offset the main gun to allow for the coaxial HS I shall model some time in the misty future. So here they are with the basic Russ turret and a Kasrkin for scale.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets2.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets3.jpg

MrP
15-12-2008, 23:14
Right, have got the three done to this stage.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets4.jpg

Will pop on some hatches and stuff before I go to bed.

Mott
15-12-2008, 23:20
You have to get us pics of EVERYTHING in an apoc game!!

Im working on an armored company myself but yours is alot more creative and a HELL of alot cheaper!

Keep up the good work MrP! :D

MrP
15-12-2008, 23:28
Cheers, old man! I'd like to thank my intermittently Scrooge-like distaste of spending* and too much free time. :D

Rest assured, when this lot finally sees the table together, I'll get pictures! :D

* Happily, it shuts down when confronted with fine scotch. ;)

MrP
17-12-2008, 01:35
Turrets mostly done: fully riveted, top hatches, commanders' cupolas, escape hatches on rear face. Need viewing port and possibly a side-mounted Russ-ish targeting box.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets5.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets6.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets7.jpg

MrP
17-12-2008, 01:38
Done some preliminary painting of the Enginseer's Chimaera (or whatever it turns out to be).

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/SomethingYellow.jpg

Must fill in some spots.

Also got a third Rhino done for my Khornate chaps. Photos are a bit weird - flash making everything too highlighted, esp. the grey. Had a go at mixing weathering powders with PVA. Bad plan.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/R3.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/R3b.jpg

Faolan
17-12-2008, 02:46
PVA *then* powder.

Just like its "put on trousers, THEN fry bacon".

Ah well.

Here's an idea for your Hydras- do what I did (use Gatlings), just a bit larger! I used the largest OC gatling barrels he had, and whilst they work for my hardware, probably not so much for yours. Construct the recievers yourself (obviously) and then take the compass and scribe out your retaining circle for the barrels, and just use either plastic or aluminium tubing to make 'em, probably about 5-6cm long for the rotating barrel (the OC ones are 3cm).

That way you get an interesting cross between the German Gephard and the US VADS, something that just plain looks mean.

Raellos
17-12-2008, 04:35
Cheers, old man! I'd like to thank my intermittently Scrooge-like distaste of spending* and too much free time. :D

* Happily, it shuts down when confronted with fine scotch. ;)

A man after my own heart!

Love the tanks. Especially the latest batch of turrets up there. Looks a bit tigerish.

MrP
18-12-2008, 03:24
Hm, I shall look into the gatling idea. Thankee, Faolan!

Cheers, Raellos! And those turrets have been breeding or summat. ;)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets8.jpg

aad
18-12-2008, 21:41
MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S MAKE SUPERHEAVY,S ETC ETC ETC.

instead of building hundreds of smaller vehicles make dozens of bigger vehicles:D

its like you,re scared of them....:skull::p

MrP
18-12-2008, 22:06
I am! I'd have to knock up a track system! :p

MrP
19-12-2008, 00:29
I've done the turret sides. That filing takes a long time!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets9.jpg

And have an idea on producing cheap(er) Trojans.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Comparison1.jpg

I doubt I'll implement that. The vehicle there's a) still a little too large, and b) has an enclosed driver's compartment. So she'll probably become a Sally or transport. But I thought I'd throw the idea out there in case anyone else was inspired by it.

Next I need to finish these turrets: rivets, hatches, any insignia I can find lying about, Heavy Stubbers, dust covers and sighting stuff. I'm currently inclined not to stick the targeting box on the side for two reasons. First, I dislike it, and second, it's more work than not doing it!

Anyway, once they're complete, I shall leave their hulls in hiatus and do that long-awaited super!

rcal13
19-12-2008, 04:29
Yeah a super I really look forward to seeing thAT

MrP
19-12-2008, 06:14
I've stuck a total of 308 rivets onto the seven turrets. And I've stuck on the Heavy Stubbers. Other stuff when I get up. Off to bed now, I think. Thoughts on my planb to omit the targeting box would be much appreciated. :)

rcal13
19-12-2008, 15:51
I don't like them and half of my gw russes don't have them anyways I say leave them off

MrP
20-12-2008, 03:14
Excellent! I'll cheerily go with that! Right, close-ups of one turret first.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets9b.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets9c.jpg

The thingummy on the back will be the radio mount. And to prove I'm not just pretending to have been working on the other nine:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets9d.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurrets9e.jpg

One still needs a sighting thingy. All need handles. Several need smoke launchers. I will probably add the aerials post painting.

MrP
20-12-2008, 11:48
And now, a spot of Baneblade-ness.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/B1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/B2.jpg

I know you can't see it in those two, but I really am adding rivets to the sides. Look!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/B3.jpg

MrP
20-12-2008, 15:46
Still going. Yes, I've drunk about three of those 2 litre bottles of Coke. I'm wide awake! PIP of the 6 Vanq turrets that have everything. Going very basic with these.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurretsP1.jpg

aad
20-12-2008, 18:45
FINALLY.!!!!:D

tracks?? buy kingtiger widetrack/wintertracks they are excellent. and just as wide.:)

MrP
20-12-2008, 19:18
Done the 6 Vanq turrets. Will add aerials when I get the other four done to this level. For any Latinists reading, I only recalled the slang meaning of lupa after I'd put it on. Oops!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/VTurretsP2.jpg

Cheers, aad! Any online stores you'd recommend?

MrP
20-12-2008, 23:37
Right, going for an early Dreadnought look for the double side sponsons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casemate).

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Supers/B4.jpg

MrP
21-12-2008, 00:47
And some smaller stuff's getting painted. A transport command variant:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/TransportA.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/TransportA1.jpg

And this little fella:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/ChimaeraChassis/ComChi1.jpg

A Chimaera Command variant for Apoc Battery Command duty. I'm going to have to knock up a multilaser or summat to sit on that curved mount when the new rules come out. But for now . . .

MrP
21-12-2008, 18:13
Right, if I can find another couple of multilasers and a drill bit, I should have that "Sentinel" squadron done by bedtime.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Buggies.jpg

aad
21-12-2008, 18:20
Done the 6 Vanq turrets. Will add aerials when I get the other four done to this level. For any Latinists reading, I only recalled the slang meaning of lupa after I'd put it on. Oops!



Cheers, aad! Any online stores you'd recommend?


no i don,t buy this stuff in online stores, i buy it in a modelshop. :p

but it looks like these ones:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-35165-1%2F35-Military-Miniatures-King-Tiger-Track_W0QQitemZ330289991601QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20 081127?IMSfp=TL081127113002r4608

but google it : king tiger miniature tracks (or something.)

http://www.miniatuurshop.nl/-p-30458.html

http://www.megahobby.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=9598

MrP
21-12-2008, 19:02
Cheers, old boy! I'll get a couple! :)

MrP
22-12-2008, 17:43
Right, I did the other 4 turrets for that new Vanquisher company. Still no hulls, obviously.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/JustDone.jpg

And here in the three squadrons:

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/9A.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/9B.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/9C.jpg

MrP
22-12-2008, 17:45
And the company command vehicle's turret, in a couple of comparison shots with a FW Vanq. turret and a normal GW Russ turret. I've elected to use the Russ turrets as Chimaera turrets for obvious reasons.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Comp1.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Comp2.jpg

MrP
22-12-2008, 17:46
I finally got round to finishing off 7th Company, too! Well, kinda. No HQ vehicle, and don't look too closely at the supposed 2nd turret in 1st Squadron. ;)

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/7A.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/7B.jpg

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/7C.jpg

gonzosbignose
23-12-2008, 00:55
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its super heavy time!

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Faolan
23-12-2008, 02:49
I've got to say that YOUR turrets, in the comparison, remind me of the KV-1 and what the hell was the Land Battleships the Soviets fielded in the 30s and early 40s?

MrP
23-12-2008, 04:54
I see what you mean, aye. I was intentionally going for a flat production line style, and the KV-1 is a lot like that. I must admit, I'm not really happy with how bare the top surfaces have turned out. So I'll do something about that next time.

Done the 3rd Squad of my Steel Legion first platoon tonight.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/3rdSection.jpg

Probably going to be a bit distracted from updates for a while, as I have a) 4,000 words to write on the usefulness of Haig's diaries to the historian, b) a presentation on British strategic planning prior to WWI, and c) a large amount of early war BEF cavalry to paint up.

Faolan
23-12-2008, 07:19
Hague's diaries are questionable, since he was half-deluded and even in his private writings trying to cover his rump.

SDKFZ
23-12-2008, 17:11
Nice tanks, did a vanquisher turret myself but have not had time to paint it.
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff61/finvovve/grip005-1.jpg
http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff61/finvovve/grip002-1.jpg

Keep up the good work !!

/ SDKFZ

MrP
23-12-2008, 17:51
Hague's diaries are questionable, since he was half-deluded and even in his private writings trying to cover his rump.

Given the bloke I'm writing the essay for is John Bourne (http://www.firstworldwar.bham.ac.uk/members/bourne.htm), I'll need to pad it out a bit more than that. ;)

MrP
23-12-2008, 18:56
Ooh, that's jolly nice, old boy! Where'd you get that rear hatch?

SDKFZ
23-12-2008, 19:57
Thanks, if you mean the one under the Commander, its from the SM Landspeeder side Hatch with the lowerpart cut off.
It took me a long time to find out what the fellows at FW had used, but i finaly did it !!!

/ SDKFZ

MrP
23-12-2008, 22:33
Excellent work! I've been wondering about that bit - on and off - for ages!

MrP
24-12-2008, 03:22
Oh, the tracks I ordered arrived. I couldn't find any wide tracks, so I just went with regular 1/35 tracks. But they're too narrow. Oh, well. I can make something else, I know.

SDKFZ
24-12-2008, 08:52
I know the trackproblem is a seriuos problem. The only tracks in 1/35 scale that will work OK with 40k Super Heavies are Dragons E-100 ones, and that is a rather expencive kit ( to get just for the tracks ! ).

Try scratchbuilding as i have done on my Baneblade.( Check out my SH-tread. )

/ SDKFZ

Faolan
24-12-2008, 11:28
E-100, Maus, King Tiger works as well. There IS the old, cheap Tamiya King Tiger.

aad
24-12-2008, 19:22
Oh, the tracks I ordered arrived. I couldn't find any wide tracks, so I just went with regular 1/35 tracks. But they're too narrow. Oh, well. I can make something else, I know.

you got the tracks?? and their too wide?? what the heck did you do to get it so wide???:confused::eek:

well you could use the 1/35 tracks by making a plastic underlayment and use the 1/35 tracks for the details on that underlayment i mean cut lots of flatshaped plastic rod and make a track from that and use the tracks for the detailing, or make the tracks themself wider with the help of some square(or flat) shaped plastic rod.

i myself used the spare tracks from the E-100 as blastvents for my plasma blastguns. and it looks great. and with your skills it must be looking right when your done.

MrP
25-12-2008, 11:09
Yeah, the tracks I got are about 7-8mm narrower than those of the FW resin Shadowsword (no idea about the plastic BB/etc, as haven't seen one in the flesh yet). Good for something like the Malcador (although that looks to be modelled with regular Russ tracks), but not so much something this big. I'll probably scratch stuff, and may well use these for detailing, aye.

Faolan
25-12-2008, 13:41
Plastic Baneblade- 25mm on the nose.

MrP
25-12-2008, 18:17
Cheers, old boy. Only a mil off the FW one.

MrP
18-01-2009, 03:22
Right, not done owt with tanks of late, but today I have been fiddling around with some Cadians I undercoated with Halford's yellow primer before Christmas (and found in a box this evening). I can't really justify putting them in here, since they have nowt whatsoever to do with armour. But with them was FW's Stormy Chimaera Commander.

Lovely model. Had him for about six (seven?) years now, and this is his second coat of paint. There's a lot of shiny stuff in the picture, but that's just the result of the camera flash and the fact his first coat of gloss varnish (Army Painter Quickshade: Strong Tone) is drying. He'll look better when I spray him with the matte tomorrow.

He always reminded me of Geordie, my ex-military sensei at uni. Lovely fella, he was! Anyway, that's the origin of the name. Incidentally, in . . . sixteen (?) years, this is the closest I have managed to come to painting a satisfactory pair of eyes on a 25/28mm model. And it still isn't right! Bah!

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/Geordie.jpg

MrP
18-01-2009, 15:08
Hm, I don't know gow I did it, but I'vesomehow speckled him with white while matte-ing him. Oh, well, it isn't too noticeable at a distance.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/MrP_01/Grand%20Army/Geordie2.jpg

Faolan
18-01-2009, 15:42
Dust and grime him up a lil (tanks are dirty things after all) and it'll contribute to the effect.

MrP
18-01-2009, 15:56
Good thinking, old boy. I shall do so.

gonzosbignose
09-02-2009, 15:25
Old boy...

I've been missing updates from you recently...

Have your napoleonics taken your attention of late?

regards

My name is Daniel and I am a wargamer

MrP
09-02-2009, 16:30
Not the Napoleonics, but I have indeed been a bit remiss. I've been rather halfheartedly working on infantry - both Guard and WWI Brits, French and Germans - but none is really suitable for posting, I'm sorry to say. I was also a bit distracted this last weekend, as I was supposed to visit Paris with a friend to see Dita von Teese. However, my flight out of Bristol Airport was cancelled. Bit of a pest, that! I'll try to get something up to a passable standard, but it'll probably be infantry, not vehicular!

gonzosbignose
09-02-2009, 19:16
To see Dita Von Teese?

I'll let you off then! Shes stunning...

If you go see my blog theres a picture of my good lady and you'll see why i have a love of Dita...

Well id love to see some infantry... both your Historical and 40k stuff.

I'm sorry about the flight too. My parents live about 5 miles away from the airport and had alot of issues with the snow.

Still... google Dita and you can still smile!!!

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Faolan
10-02-2009, 02:12
I find it hilarious that the UK shuts down when some areas only have an inch of snow.

Aegius
10-02-2009, 11:40
lol. we have water shortages when it's raining too.

MrP
10-02-2009, 13:11
Google Dita, indeed! ;)

Yeah, it was a bit mad, Faolan. None of the buses in Bath weren't operating on Saturday . . . even though the roads were gritted and clear. :D That said, the taxi driver who took us to the airport did say that before it was a proper commercial airport, it was a place for pilots to learn to fly in foggy conditions - which makes me think I should have flown from Manchester instead. I'll try that next time!

Still no models today. I've got a few score of blokes in that yellow green mix who may be ready in a day or two.

gonzosbignose
10-02-2009, 15:05
Mr P

Is Bath your local store?

Hope this makes you smile!!!!

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l460/gonzosbignose/ditaforWarseer.jpg

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Faolan
10-02-2009, 15:53
I always thought Dita was too classy to be an Ultramarine, Daniel.

BTW I took your suggestion, your lady has the most gorgeous liquid eyes. Such a goofy looking man as yourself and that? GAAAH WHY DO THE GODS HATE ME THUS?

Sorry. Nice photoshopping :D

MrP, get back to work ye lazy sod. I've managed to accomplish things while you were away, FFS.

MrP
10-02-2009, 17:11
That's rather grand. :D Not my local, no. It's just where my friend, Caroline, lives. I'm up in Congleton, so mid-way between the Macclesfield and Hanley GWs.

Work? Aw, I wasted a lot of today playing the Rome: Total Realism mod for Rome: Total War. I'll try to be less indolent, but I can't promise much. ;)

gonzosbignose
10-02-2009, 22:38
Glad you like her!!!!

Dita is a stunning specimin and my idea of a perfect girly (bar the GF of course)

I was a student in Bath so know the store well... indeed spent many many hours in there!

Total War is an ace game... all the versions of it i must say. Spent many an hour playing medievil toal war when it first came out...

Sounds like i do no work ever doesnt it!!!!

Hope you're well

Regards

My name is Daniel and i am a wargamer

Faolan
11-02-2009, 01:58
Ah well MrP, remember that Empire:Total War comes out in about 3 weeks!

Dawn of War II in about 2 weeks...

http://belloflostsouls.blogspot.com/2009/02/40k-rumors-imperial-guard-vehicle.html

Rumoured codex additions for us mate!

Raellos
11-02-2009, 03:50
So what you are saying, Faolan, is that I have to:
1) Buy a godlike, custom computer.
2) Buy DOW II, Empire Total War, and all the other high end games from the last 2-3 years I have missed out on.
3) Spend a heap on guard because the new codex is coming out soon, and there will be lots of toys for my traitor Armoured Taskforce to play with.

Too much good stuff!