The Leman Russ tank finished

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:

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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 :

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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.

 

Started to put rivets and other detail on

I started to put rivets and other small detail onto the Leman Russ:

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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.

 

Further progress with the ‘build something’ contest 2018

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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.

Start of my entry to the build something contest on Lead adventure forum

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:

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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:

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More to follow in the next days and weeks.