Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Merican Lancers "Fortress Merica"

I've said a few times I do not actually play 40k.
Nothing at all against it,just nothing close,lack of time,yadda,yadda.
But oddly enough I had both the Bastion and Shrine kits sitting there doing nothing.
Once I had the idea to merge the kits,I could not resist making a small terrain piece.
This is the Lancers Forward Listening Post,dropped by large transport to refuel and rearm the forward force in the field.
The fuel truck I made a ways back would go with this piece.
The base is two sheets of 1mm plasticard welded together with a smaller third piece,covered with medium ballast and some homemade barbed wired to accent the piece.
I swapped out the front and rear bolters with rotary assault cannon and added Typhoon launcher covering the front door.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Merican Lancers Baneblade Complete

Well everone I have finished the Baneblade "Glory"
I am pleased with how it turned out.
There were a few things I did'nt get to do,but that was because this was a refit.
I needed an unbuilt kit,but all the major stuff made it.
Now I have to come up with a rig to paint 100 or so sections of track and 50 guns with an airbrush.
I'm thinking modeling clay and toothpicks

Now I get a week or two to recharge my creative batteries.
Then the troops start to arrive,these guys will "Want to live a Life of Danger"

Friday, February 24, 2012

Merican Lancers Baneblade Pt4

I am almost finished with the Merican Lancers Command Baneblade "Glory".
I just need to work the tracks,and a couple of hours of detail work.
With the final Dullcote layer dry I was able to add my last piece of super detailing.
AK Interactive realistic lenses for the headlights,autocannon targeter,and sensor shrine.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Merican Lancers Baneblade Pt3

Finished the weathering on the hull tonight.
There is still going to be a day or two of fine tuning before shes done,but coming along nicely.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Merican Lancers Baneblade Pt 2

I have "Glory" well under way at this point I have the winter camo with filter applied.
I am starting to block out stowage,rusty things,gun barrels.
I see Glory as a Relic from the Siege of Terra one of the few that were salvageable.
I gave here a special Battle Honor on the Back turret giving to them by the Imperial Fists for the tanks service during the Siege.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Merican Lancers Baneblade Command HQ

I worked my magic all day yesterday,to resurrect the Machine Spirit of this Ancient Vehicle.
You can say I am the John Edwards of Mars.
I didn't go too crazy,added some stowage,not too much as it is easy to over do.
Used some tricks to make them look more substantial like covering some with a tarp made from tissue and PVA.
Gives the illusion of a lot more going on in there,I also do not need to strap them down,the straps are under the tarp :)
I used two radar dishes from the Marine Vehicle Sprue to give this tank command level comms.
I also used a 1:32 metal machine gun barrel to add a co-ax heavy stubber as well.
I do not want the turret obstructed with the Real Heavy Stubber since I found this great model to ride on top.
If you know the model it even has the proper style "1" on his left shoulder molded right on as a badge,he was destined to lead these guys.
But when you model General MacArthur's pipe on him,it may be time for the 12 step meetings.

Merican Lancers Fellblade into Baneblade Restoration

I resurrected an old Sons of Horus Fellblade that has been sitting in a drawer for almost three years.
Funny I was so proud of the Fellblade at the time,it was one of the first vehicles that I started weathering with,back when weathering was hitting the rivets with Devlin Mud.
Didn't realise at the time but there were a few shanks to the build.
I removed the autocannon and replaced with cut down HW team lascannon
I really shanked the back right track gluing one of them backwards,so I removed,cleaned the glue residue and reattached.
The link was damaged doing this so I added detail to the side visible.
I removed all the Chaos stuff with left me with alot of missing rivets that I reattached using .030 plastic rod cut into studs.
Then I sanded them lightly to get them more uniform to the existing rivets
You know it took a long,long time to remove all the Aquillas for the Fellblade.
Using FW brass I put them, back on.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Merican Lancers Chassis 9 finished

Well guys here is the last of the Leman Russes for this tank company.
A workhorse stock Russ that I gussied up by adding a Jerry can rack on the back.
Next up Baneblade mobile Command center and the long long task of painting the tracks and guns.