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Leman Russ Resurrection – Part 3

05/05/2014 Leave a comment

It’s alive! It took me longer than is anticipated but here’s how the old girl looks now.

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At the last minute I decided to replace the hull-mounted Lascannon with a Heavy Bolter and add on a removable ‘Dozer Blade but aside from that it looks as I had originally intended.

I’ll get it undercoated before I turn in, I should be able to have it looking all pretty by the end of the week.

Leman Russ Resurrection – Part 2

05/04/2014 2 comments

With the stripping nearly complete I’ve started on the new tank commander. The parts have mostly come from my Bitz Box however as I recently picked up a Taurox Prime kit, I’ve taken the moustachioed Scion Commander head since it’s extraordinarily cool and the perfect look for a potential Tank Commander.

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As you can probably see, the neck will need a bit of Green Stuff but you get the idea.

Tomorrow I hope to have the tank reassembled and undercoated.

Leman Russ Resurrection – Part 1

05/03/2014 Leave a comment

Ages ago I posted an article pondering whether or not to revisit some of the old miniatures that I still regularly use. At the time I decided to leave things as they are however the advent of the new Astra Militarum Codex has brought with it a change of heart.

Specifically, I want to strip, rebuild, augment and repaint my first ever Leman Russ tank that I bought back when the kit was released in 1995.

Here it is.

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As you can see, it’s in a fairly sorry condition which is mainly down to its construction and painting at the hands of an over enthusiastic fifteen year old. Plus, as you can see here, I never even bothered to fully paint the underside!

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So, about fifteen minutes ago I put the beastie in a box containing brake fluid, hopefully tomorrow morning I’ll be able to strip off the paint without too much elbow grease.

I can’t wait 🙂

Hidden in Plain Sight 2: Plastic Valhallans on the way?

04/07/2014 2 comments

Considering some of the colourful feedback I received last time, it is with some trepidation that I again ruminate over an image in the latest White Dwarf.

This photo appears on page 22 of issue 10, look at the writing on the turret’s shield.

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Could some plastic Valhallan infantry kits be gracing us before too long?

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Hidden In Plain Sight? – Potential Plastic Vendetta Kit

03/15/2014 2 comments

GW has been increasingly putting subtle hints about future releases in their publications for some time now. Recent(ish) examples being the Wall of Martyrs defence lines in the Chaos Space Marine Codex and the Astra Militarum Tauros in the Tyranid Codex.

Following this, in this week’s White Dwarf we have these pictures.

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Now this could be the current Forge World Vendetta upgrade kit for the existing Imperial Guard Valkyrie kit however if I recall, there was a rumour a while ago suggesting that the Vendetta option would be included in a re-released Valkyrie kit which would accompany the Astra Militarum Codex.

In any case, we’ll find out soon enough.

Now THESE Are Techpriests

03/14/2014 Leave a comment

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Forge World keeps spoiling up with yet more goodies from the Machine God. While I don’t have a 30K army (yet), I think these would make fantastic Techpriests Engineseers for my Imperial Guard Astra Militarum army.

You can find more details about these lovely models here.

Astra Militarum Leaks – Ogryns, Bullgryns and a Hydra

03/11/2014 2 comments

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The internet has been abuzz with some pictures of the forthcoming Astra Militarum (eventually I’ll get used to the name) new dual plastic kit that finally brings Ogryns back into the game without the need for one to take out a second mortgage. They can also be built as a more heavily armoured Bullgryn variant.

The photos appear to be from a forthcoming Warhammer Visions edition, I suspect the May one. Here they are.

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Also appearing is the first ever fully plastic Hydra Flak Tank. As an unapologetic Tread Head I’ll certainly be getting a few of these babies!

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Roll on April!