another w40k armor thread...

Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by aleks, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. aleks

    aleks Member

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    Hi
    I think now is my turn to annoying you with my 40k tanks and various builds.

    I thought to start my thread with my very first attempt at building a rhino, about 12 years ago , but it was recently destroyed by two warlords titans...
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    Now I've try some other build, with toughness as first requirement.
    Starting from Bile's rhino template, I've cut out some rough shapes from corrugated cardboard
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    and then glued toghether to form the basic rhino volume.
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    Now I start to cover it with layers of thin cardboard, following the template.

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    and add some washers to made the "wheels" (not my idea, "stolen" from a b.o.l.s. pre heresy landraider tutorial)
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    Everything was primed with black paint (general hobby acrylics)

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    with the right colors, you can obtain something like this

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    or this

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    Unfortunately, my painting skill is very low, and still I have to complete the model...
    and many more are on the way. Hope I can force myself to finish wath I've started.

    (All images uploaded with ImageShack.us)
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  2. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Dude, looks good! Another victim for the Titan Team! ;)
  3. Sanginus

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    cool idea to build, looks real good,
    next time, i´ll try to make a model
    with corrugated cardboard

    very inspirational thanks
  4. Harkonnen24

    Harkonnen24 Member

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    Looks good. I am currently working on a salamander predator :p
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    The corrugated method you have used is excellent!! I bet that model is really strong. Great job!!
  6. Weasel-Fierce

    Weasel-Fierce New Member

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    Nice job! I have a Battle Company of Dark Angels in need of transportation. Seems like you can't get far in 5th Ed without lots of Rhinos/Razorbacks but the cost of GW's models has gotten ridiculous lately. Thanks for posting!
  7. alienhunger

    alienhunger New Member

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    Soon they'll turn into Imperial Class :\
  8. aleks

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    Ok, finally I'm back with my first finished W40k model!

    Let me introduce ... newobmij Grey knight Storm Raven!!!
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    Built straight "from the box" with some interior reinforcement and a (rough) homemade stand!
    Now I'll move to another flyer...
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a GREAT JOB on it!!!
  10. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Good build!
  11. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Very good job. I have used corrugated cardboard in the past and skinned it with regular bond paper, the outline of the corrugated cardboard showed through. Later models I used heavier card stock and that eliminated the see though corrugated ribs. Great builds and you did a good job on newobmij's Storm Raven. Thanks for sharing and waiting to see more.
  12. upsilonman

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    I found similar tricks worked for my IG tanks - corrugated card to fill the structure with cereal packet/beer crate card or thin foam core on the outside to stop ribbing from showing through.

    Very nice builds!