Well, everything has been bought, assembled, primed and basecoated. Finished three Chimera/Russ tanks tonight.
Here’s a picture of the completed “Counts as” Leman Russ….
Sunday I had basecoaed a ton of tanks and figures and took this evening to put the finishing touches on the three below… I still need to do some minor detail work, but almost everything else is done.
Initially, I had thought to use a Rhino chassis for the basis of my Russ… But, as Col Hessler pointed out, the proportion did seem to be a bit off… Also, the Rhino doesn’t have enough rivets to really look like a proper Guard vehicle… So with the release of the new chassis for the Chimera, I decided to give it a go. I had seen where folks had done conversions like this before, but I think the older versions of the Chimera just didn’t work out… but without having the bulky thing on the side, I think it looks pretty cool…. They sort of have that low slung “panzer” kind of look….
So here is the task currently before me…… About 1/4 of the way done with tanks and just started with troops… Yikes, that’s a lot of painting…