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I was messing around with the VDR Rulessheets and so far I've came up with this
FA 13, SA 12, BA 10
Twin linked, AA mounted Missile launcher
Targetter (giving it higher BS)
This total boosts up to 180 points. I might tune up to 240 by giving the Missile launcher the Gatling option. But given I can shoot only one aircraft a turn eventually, I'm not sure if it's that useful.
Modeling wise; I figured the Whirlwind launcher fits perfectly in the whole where the turret on a Leman russ should fit. But i'm not entirely sure if it looks off.
Is it just me? Perhaps it's just because of the color difference of the 2 parts (1 being basecoated, 1 being stripped from paint) that I think it looks strange...
remove the lascannon that makes it kinda weird other than that i like it! put some big radars and antennas on it to make it more AA ish
Hmm, but it's gotta have some form of close defence weapon just in case...
If you have a radar, how about the one from the tank command frame?
Overall I like this one a lot and cannot wait to see if finished!;Y
Missile tanks aren't usually front line vehicles which is what the Lehman Russ chassis is. I'd be more comfortable seeing the missile launchers on top a Chimera.
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Personally, I think it is a bit out of scale, but that could be due to the color diffrence. I agree with CBrate about putting it on a Chimera chassis, not because the Russ is a frontline tank, but because I think the proportions would look a lot better. That said, it does still look pretty cool. I would like to see it painted.
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Thanks for the reactions...
I totally agree with the lascannon. It has to go. It's just that I had this Russ lying around and got to the whirlwind launcher when I got it from my shed (where I spraypaint). So before seeing this piece painted will take some time. I need the launcher for my Whirlwind.
This is just a rough idea to see if it looks nice in it's basics. Also, thanks for the suggestions on the radardishes. I've got a couple of those sprues lying around so a radar dish from the command sprue will do.
I'd figure a dozer blade of some sorts would be quite nice. I recently added dozer blades to my whirlwinds which looks quite nice. The idea of it is that ordnance or at least long range weaponry would need equipment to make room to find the perfect "nesting location".
I might go for a hull heavy bolter as some kind of surface defence.
But this is just a rough idea which I think I'll work out sometime.
I would point the gun down a bit, and you'd have one hell of a tread-fether. Unless of course your opponents field Aircraft regularly or you're doing it for the 'lulz'
I like it, but I would consider a chimera chassis too, for proportion purposes.
The heavy bolter is a good idea for defence seeing how it seems to be standard for the majority of IG tanks.
Personally I would keep all of the things like dozer blades, track guards, etc. as upgrades. Sure, they're cheap, but on paper it looks strange when all other tanks come with no upgrades but this one does.
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