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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:22   #1 (permalink)
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Well it's been a while since I posted here, lol. I've not stopped painting though, and my current project is another Imperial Guard army, but this time I wanted it to be high-tech. And after playing on MechWarrior 3, a plan formed...

Plus, Apocalypse means I can build and use just about anything. This army was originally planned for normal 40k ('mech 141 has all the weapons of a Leman Russ for example), but 'rule of cool' eh?

First the infantry (there will be more when I get round to painting them...).









I'm aiming for two big-ish platoons, so I still have a way to go, lol.

Next, sentinels;





The beginnning of the Emperor's Talon Recon Group, these are scouts for the army who will work in tandem with stormtroopers. Plus, they look like mini-'Mechs, lol.

Now, the 'Mechs themselves. I'm aiming for a complete Lance of 4, so one more to build. Each is based on a 'Mech from MechWarrior 3.



140, the Lance Leader, a Gulliman class BattleMech. Based on an Orion heavy 'Mech. This will also be the army HQ, using simular rules to the command Baneblade, and will be painted in the same scheme as the other 'Mechs.





141, a medium Dorn class BattleMech. Based on a Bushwacker. This has all the weapons of a normal Leman Russ.





143, a light Corax class BattleMech. Based on an Owens, and designed for scouting and armed for fighting infantry.





Finally, just in case I fight anyone with any bigger walkers;







A Shadowsword, 'Warrior King'. The perfect anti-titan weapon!

And the army so far;

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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:26   #2 (permalink)
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Dude, I am not saying such things easily or often... but your conversions are sweet. I REALLY like the theme.

And most of all I like the fact that you take them as "count as"- units, instead of creating poor houserules.

Now go and paint the big boss one!

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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:51   #3 (permalink)
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Y'know I had an idea for doing an entire "counts as" armoured company of big walkers. Of course they would be a bit more ramshackle, given that the idea included orks driving them . Hope you don't mind if I use a few design features of these babies if/when I get around to doing my orky mechs
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 19:37   #4 (permalink)
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At first I thought this was going to be a sacrilege, but that's actually pretty decent.

Though battletech and 40k don't really have the same scale, and it's hard to judge since I don't have tonnage ratings for 40k vehicles... battlemechs are rather tall, and if I recall, even the owens should be about 2x as tall as a sentinel... but it does bring back the walking death the future is supposed to have ;D

Could you PM me a list of what you used to make those? I see at least one defiler, 3 sentinels, and what looks like the turret to a whirlwind in there...
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 19:39   #5 (permalink)
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These are so cool! Excellent for appocalypse. You should make some data sheets for these guys! ;D
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 19:53   #6 (permalink)
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OH MY GOD!

I LOVE THIS ARMY!

Specially the Light Corax, It seems so easy to reproduce, But pictures can be tricky, I love the final result

Lemme "eyeball" the pieces:

Sentinel Sprue:20

Defiler Sprue A: 15
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...e=b&Img=250636

Defiler Sprue B: 15
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...e=b&Img=250637

Defiler Sprue C: 15
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...e=b&Img=250638

Whirlwind Sprue: 12
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...e=b&Img=254286

Imperial Guard Accesory Sprue:
http://store.us.games-workshop.com/s...e=b&Img=251513

I can't Identify the Heavy Bolter, Perhaps from the plastic Astrates Scouts or the Landspeeder's?

I also spot a hatch and some accesory that may come from a 1/35 kit, But Im not that sure...

Dude, this is cheaper than Forgeworld Hydra, I'd so make it count as "Voss pattern Helios walker" or something the like for the Elysian army I'm working on, Mind if i Take a shot at it?.

Great Original Work! Keep it up!
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 20:27   #7 (permalink)
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AWESOME.
How did you build them? Are they GW parts only? How much did they cost?
Absolutely phantastic conversions. The Corax (Owens) looks even better than the 'original'.
Well done indeed.
Can't wait to see more..

Cheers

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Old 02 Nov 2007, 20:39   #8 (permalink)
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Very nice paint scheme and the conversions are quite impressive. If you've got the time to do a tutorial for the next one I'm sure alot of people would appreciate it.
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Old 03 Nov 2007, 02:05   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, Rhodes, I'd love to see a painting tutorial!
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Insane! And very nice painting! Way better than me ;D
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