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Basic question, what do people use for Extra Armour on their Russes?
I'm making an AC list with 10 Russes, and I want everything to have EA. Normally with my vehicles I used spare track and Vindicator panels to represent it, but seeing as I'll be buying 10 Russes, this technique is probably going to be inadequate and I want a more 'standardised' look. This is going to be my showcase army, and so I was prepared to shell out on Forgeworld.....they do EA for Rhinos, Preds, Land Raiders, Chimeras....everything but the Russ.
Anyone know a good method that holds up to 'Mass production'?
Most players don't mind if extra armor is modelled or not, as what could extra armor really be?
It could be actual extra plates of steel on the outside of the tank. But it could also be simply a harder material used to create the tank.
If you absolutely must model extra armor for your Russ', I'd recomend plasticard. It's easy to work with, and you could design a pattern once, and then trace it to create as many copies as you need so all the extra armor plates are identical.
You could claim that the extra armour was added on the inside of the tank... Just make sure there are no ways of seeing in if you do that.
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...Or you could use the metal plating parts from the Leman Russ Demolisher. I'd just say that the armour is of some special alloy or is reinforced on the inside though. Saves me a bit of work.
For tourneys I have taken old credit cards, ( like the one I maxed out building my IG army ), and cut them into "extra armor" for the turrets.
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look around your bits box, I used the front on the old rhino as extraarmour for a chimera, you can also use tracks just put a few in the front or on the turret. There's a great part from the chimera sprue which can be placed on the sides, I'll try to get a pic up on my extra armour conversions, meanwhile here's a link to the sprue in question: http://img274.imageshack.us/img274/1350/sprue9eo.jpg
Found a pic of my friends looted russ for his ork army, but the idea is the same, look at the armour plating at the end of the tank.
Reactive armor might be a cool idea, it is made of little square boxes fixed over the armor plates. You can make them of green stuff, das or whatever.
just buy some thin plasticard and go at it
or just use the parts that come in the box (that extra side piece that you put on the sides of the Russ/chimera is extra armorish).
and of course this doesn't help at all, but i don't put Xarmor on my Russ... but this is more for show and will look cool
You can always do a little conversion work. Use plasticard as seen in treadheads
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