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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:03 pm 
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These are wonderful mate excellent work.

Static defences turreted bunker etc are something i've always been looking for so tinker away please.

Oh and the vehicle accessory sprue is a great idea, maybe add some stowage items to.

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 Post subject: Re: Modeling bits for 3d printing
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:17 pm 
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Regarding the tanks: check your mail. ;)

I've always been a fan of static defences, I will be toying with them soon!

The sprue is another fascination of mine, please give me more suggestions of stuff that could be added to it. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:41 pm 
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Will have a think.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:09 pm 
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Whilst the 'Novan IVR' has been shipped off to Vanguard Miniatures, I've started working on the 'nostalgia sprue', it will include the Conqueror Cannon, a missile launcher type weapon, and a quad short barrelled autocannon.

I started on the latter, still very WIP. At it current stands it will be rather tricky to cast, I'll probably have to make it a multipart kit...


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are these in anticipation that they'll be also (hopefully) sold to VGM?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:24 pm 
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That is indeed the plan. ;)

By the way, would you have any suggestions for little upgrades/etc to add to a vehicle 'accessory sprue'?

Another thing I'd love to do - but sadly am incapable to do so - is to sculpt some infantry figures that could be mounted on top of the tanks, kinda akin to this. Oh well, one can dream!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Nice start mate.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:17 am 
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Been beefing up the turret a bit, did the same for the conqueror cannon variant. Since they are part of the 'nostalgia sprue', I thought them as older variants, maybe even mainly obsolete models that are not that common anymore. The more clunky feel might then be fitting.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:47 am 
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I would caution against making then to big remember the ammo supply debate from a previous post.

Looking nice though never the less, keep on tinkering.

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They are a little bit taller now, would need to shrink them just a little bit I'd thing. The ammo feeds will need some thinking too...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:06 pm 
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Ok, been tweaking the tanks a bit. First of all, I decreased the turrets' height with about 20%:
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This way I can keep the turret as a single piece rather than cutting it up just so it can be cast. Also, this way it matches closely to many other quad weapons, rather than being two twin-linked cannons.

I assume the ammofeed of these weapons is mounted partly in the turret and another part in the hull of the tank. However, since it's a quad weapon, I can imagine it's rather limited in the amount of ammo it can carry, which is probably also one of the reasons (from a background perspective) that this model was at a certain point replaced for the single autocannon or by sacrificing its transport capabilities (like the Hydra in 40k).

A similar point arises with the battlecannon, whilst powerful I can imagine that such a weapon could also carry limited amounts of ammo, meaning that this type of turret on the Novan IVR was at a certain point discontinued as well and mounted on more specialised vehicles.

Like I said, it's the 'nostalgia sprue'! :spin

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Coming along nicely mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:35 pm 
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Siege tanks!!!

Very early WIP, trying to get the general shape done. The idea in this instance it do have two variants. One is your basic siege tank, armed with a short-range, large-bore direct fire cannon designed with siege, urban, and bunker-busting warfare in mind. The other one is a heavy laser cannon, capable of destroying enemy tanks from long range.

Novan IVR and human model (6mm) added for scale.


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Interesting but i'd say reduce the size of the gun by 50% it's way to big as is, IMHO.

As it happens i'll be having a similar model done for my elites range.

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It's indeed too chunky at the moment. I've moved the cannon a bit higher up the hull and decreased it by 30%. Noticed that 50% would make the cannon too tiny compared to the rest of the tank.

Will need to figure out a way to make the gun removable so that other types of weapons could be added as well. :)


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