Crimson Fists - Rogue Trader


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Post Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Re: Crimson Fists - Rogue Trader

@ardyer They worked out well, hold position fine, snap on good. I highly recommend it. Makes for easire storage of the tank and weapon swaps for gaming. The plastic twin laz cannons are only light too. Heres a picture of where I mounted the magnets. Good strong single magnets for the win. The inside of the guns were damaged with glues and melted and the plastic stalks that hold them to the mount were broken so it wasn't much of a loss or risk. In fact it was a perfect solution.





I did try two close set magnets in the pred turret mod but playing around with it I went back to one, as the magnetised weapons seems to always want to snap to one magnet or the other and not stay centred. I've also done the pred side mounted laz cannons for the same reasons. I didn't do the whole sponsons as I wanted them to stay original looking and not full of putty or boxed in to hold/hide magnets. Two magnets one top and bottom and same on the guns. They snap in and hold position well.



As well as tank tinkering (just got a bit more sanding to do then I'll prime them.) I've been sorting out these poor bits of plastic to try and make one complete tactical squad. :? Scalpel surgery to the max. I've got lots of bits but they are all so shitty and bust up, melted, etc. You might just see in the back ground of the LR the partial result in work.



Thanks for the posts though always nice to read peoples thoughts and ideas! :)
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Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:43 pm

Re: Crimson Fists - Rogue Trader

Thanks for the close up pics! You've really given me something to think about... Especially considering the money I paid for the on sprue land raider, I really don't want it breaking!
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Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:35 pm

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@ardyer If you've got an on sprue land raider (with box?) I would dare say, keep it that way. Might just be enough money in it one day to retire on :D

I think I am a little envious :) You'll be able to build it juuust right with crisp joins and no gaps and all the parts... if you build it at all. The asking prices of mint LRs (not that they seem to be selling at that) are forge world prices :D

I'd love to see your progress if you do!

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So I've finished the tanks as best I can and I've primed them with Halfords grey primer. I've used the white before to prime the minis from Zombicide and Mice and Mystics to great effect. £7.50 for a 500ml can. I used grey instead of white so that when I pre shade it, I'm hoping the transition from grey to black will be much more subtle than from black and white through the base coat. That said its quite a dark grey. Any airbrush pros here to give advice? I'm quite the newbie.



I've almost finished the plastic RT tactical nostalgia squad. I've done a little bit of customisation with the Sarg in a ode to the cover of Rogue Trader. The hand and scanner so the marine is actually looking at it and a pointing finger marine. Bit of knife and magic putty work. Just need to finish a few little details, tidy up, then they will be undercoated.











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Post Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:12 pm

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you're pretty damn good at this. looking forward to seeing them painted.
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Post Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:38 pm

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@jonatron He'll no! I've wanted to build and paint one of these since I was young. I didn't pay that much to resell it ;)
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