Friday, July 2, 2010

Workhorse of the Imperium

What's an Imperial Guard army without it's tanks? Themed, that's what.

The Leman Russ is a kit that's aged rather less well than I'd like... But they're pretty iconic (i.e. blockily recognizable) for all that.

This is assembled as a basic bare bones Russ. The hull and sponson heavy bolters are magnetised and can be swapped out for heavier armaments, but for now they do sterling service in putting out the volume of medium-high strength shots.

The turret can be taken off, as can the barrel of the battle cannon.

As an extra whimsy I've also magnetized the top hatch. No pics to show you how this works yet, but when I do up some tank commanders (as well as a better version of the awful Pask model...), this will allow me to designate command tanks in formations for Apocalypse and Spearhead games.

There are three of these guys done to factory-finished level, with a Leman Russ Demolisher in the works.




The more observant among you might even spot the extra detailing work I added to bulk up the turret and rid myself of that terribly smooth panel on the side.

Tell the men the cavalry's arrived!

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