So this is something completely different from the last things I posted. My son is into Warhammer 40000. He came home for the easter holidays and brought a Leman Russ tank home. He wanted me to apply a coat of matt varnish to protect it. He has no airbrush so he always comes back home for this. I think it is quite nice what he did to the model.
I made a little video which shows the tank in all its splendor :
I finished the Leman Russ tank by detailing the tracks
and adding the last rivets and other detail to the sides
This finishes the build of the tank. Now i will start to build the stage for the band. I started with building the supporting iron beams:
These were build from 3mm thin polystyrene parts glued to form a I beam. I cut the strips with a special gadget for my polystyrenecutter :
this device helps in cutting ultra thin polystyrene boards . The thinnest I can manage is 1mm.
More to come. what I still have to do is the stage the sound system, the drum set and some ork decorations like a board displaying the name of the band.
I started to put rivets and other small detail onto the Leman Russ:
The rivets were made with a rivet mould from greenstuffworld .
Next will be more detailing of the tracks and the sides of the tank so many more rivets to add.
I did some more work on the Leman Russ tank. The tank will be without turret as it will be used as a rolling stage for a Ork Rock band. So instead of the turret there will be a stage complete with speakers etc. I added some more detail to the tank . Next step will be adding the tracks and the track guards.
Any comments welcome.
I will participate in the build something contest over on Lead adventure forum. You can find the contest here. Feel free to vote once the voting commences .
My entry will be a Ork Goff Rock band for my Ork Warhammer 40000 army. They will get a moving stage in the form of a looted Leman Russ tank. The tank will be a scratch build version to the so called Ruhr pattern. A pattern of Leman Russ as build on the forge world Ruhr in the Germania sector.
I used the paper templates of Patrochloch which you can find here. Here is an example of a printed out template:
The space marine is there to compare scale. I won’t build the Leman Russ out of paper though. To make it more resilient for the battlefield I will use extruded Polystyrene. Like I did with my Thunderhawk which you can find here.
Here are pictures of the three main parts before cutting with the hot wire cutter and after basic assembly with a hot glue gun:
More to follow in the next days and weeks.