warhammer 40k Armoured Train

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  1. Mortarion

    Mortarion New Member

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    I have always had a fascination with armoured trains and bringing them to the 40k universe isnt all that hard, so I started a project making an armoured train for the Imperial forces, the pics of my first attempt are attached.

    Its all made from card and basic junk it has it drawbacks as a model.

    Although its ok, its not quite wide enough and does not look heavy enough, so I am working on a new version, I will post more pics of the new version soon. I am also planning a full blog on the subject too if there would be anyone interested, although I do enjoy talking to myself.

    Anyone have any ideas that can be added to the design or weapons that one would find on the armoured train?

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  2. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    I'd mount a Leman Russ Turret on a car and a set of whirlwind missiles. Also adding a land raider style side turrets would be cool.
  3. mysteroid

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    Great job!

    Reminds me of the armored train from an ancient PS1 game called "Einhander".

    Steve
  4. Mortarion

    Mortarion New Member

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    The engine is based on the one off of ghosts of mars. I think the whirlwind could look good mounted on it. I have the new Locamotove engine almost done for the new train, I will kepp you informed
  5. Mortarion

    Mortarion New Member

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    here are some pics of the locomotive so far. All made of card.

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  6. Patron_zero

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    That's very cool and very original, thanks for sharing !
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    wow very good:thumb:
  8. Tirick

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    That is brilliant! Very good for nearly any terrain project, and potentially great for reinforcements or objectives.
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    If you download my LandRaider add ons you can have parts for various weapons I made to turn the Land Raider into a Razorback/Damocles etc. They are all in self-contained turret forms that you could just glue onto your train.

    Another possibiliy is to download hte Dreadnought and use the weapon options available for the arms too.
  10. Mortarion

    Mortarion New Member

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    The painted engine

    Here is the
    Fully Painted engine to the armoured train. Its mounted on its tracks with lamps on the bottom to give the model a little more detail. The train is armed with the bank of 6 Heavy bolters on each side. The Camouflage is different from what I first planned which was a blue, instead I went for a cream mix of bleached bone and codex gray with the pattern made of gray and black. Done in lines. I used this camo on a Imperial Thunderbolt fighter and quite liked it so went for this as a overall paint job for the train.

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  11. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    looks nice!
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    Here is the
    Happy to be here!
  13. cyclonus

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    Excellent model! Any templates?
  14. Arsen NonLupin

    Arsen NonLupin New Member

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    Is it result of your imagination? Or some types of armored train described in the rules of original wargame univerce?
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    Interesting idea. I think you've pulled it off quite well.
  16. Mortarion

    Mortarion New Member

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    Thanks for the support, I have been working on a gun/troop car but I keep getting sidfe tracked with 2 Ork stompers, but I will keep on with it and post an update.

    Again I love any ideas you can give me for this project.
  17. Hats

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    Stompas you say? Are these papercraft as well or plastic models?
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    Wow, armoured trains...well done.
  19. matzieq

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    Do they still use armoured trains in the 41st millenium? Was there a STC for them? :)
  20. Rashura

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    What about a wagon where two sides split open, set foot on the ground for stability and exposing a huge artillery gun?