|A Conqueror and a Leman Russ on Patrol|
|Imperial Command Tank variant|
Chimera without a turret, hatch Heavy Stubber, and Improved Comms from back in the day
This was a very polarizing army. People either loved it or hated it. There was not much inbetween. There was no doubt, that despite all the inexpensive paper and found materials, that it took a ton of work to build. Each component required the design work in MS Paint (some were basedon existing templates I had found online, and some I designed myself), coloring in MS Paint, printing, cutting, and assembling. There was a lot of trial and error to ensure parts fit together properly, but once they did, they were re-usable over and over again so it was easy to expand and build on what was made.
|Chimera with dozer blade and Heavy Flamers|
|Standard Russ- I have a lot of these guys that I did not bother to picture.....|
Sometimes, I think about making the jump to 3D printing, but the thought of learning the software, learning the process of 3D printing, the effort of mastery, I just do not think I have it in me anymore. Around this same time, I also started to learn how to sculpt with GS, FIMO, etc. too. It is what helped keep my in the hobby when my wallet couldn't. Now, I just don't think I could muster the energy and time to do something similar with 3D printing, sculpting, or papercraft.
I hope you enjoy the pictures I took as I started planning a big battle for Operation: Hemlock. Maybe some of these will hit the table again? Maybe not.....
|Demolisher and Exterminator|
|Hellhammer.... Just an alternate turret for the Baneblade|
|Griffon Heavy Mortar takes position behind a rock outcropping|
|A Hellhound is screened by PDF Armored Cars|
which are Counts as Sentinels
|Chimera with officer leads a battery of armored Griffon Mortars|
|An officer directs the placement of the Basilisk with armored crew compartment|
|A Destroyer Tank Hunter sets up to ambush Ork vehicles|
|An Imperial AA battery with Hydra and Manticores|
|PDF Ragnarok tanks protect a pair of Helga transports|
Counts as Russ and Turretless Chimeras
|PDF Scylla tankettes move to support a heavy weapon position|
Counts as Sentinels with armored crew cabs
For those who stuck around to the end, I also have some bonus pictures of an Ork Stompa Tribe I was building but never finished before the bloom of warhammer 40K went off the rose for me. Not using all those old 40K models is what prompted me to develop the Rampant Stars/Sun/Galaxies series of games in the first place.
This army was going to be 6 Killa Kanz, 1 Deff Dread, a Big Mek, and a Stompa (Counts as Battlewagon) loaded with Ard Boyz. Even the Big Mek was being built from scratch in this army. As you can see, it was never fully finished. This one also survived 3 house moves so far.... so one day maybe it will actually get completed? Who knows?
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