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With the Grot Rebellion finished I've started work on my Undead Legion, you can see the miniatures below.
Now for the Ultra-zombies' transports I want to use the loyal Rhino transports that the Darkmakers aquired with their new troops (evil laugh). For this I want to model some heavy damage on the Rhinos hulls just enough to make them fit the undead marines own battle damage.
Does anyone know of any good means of adding battle damage to vehicles without hacking and drilling with a modeling knife? Some pictures or online tutorials would be good?
Wow those are awesome.....I wish I had your skills
I can't think of a way to add damage with out an attack of the tool box.
I would use different sized drills for bullet holes etc. Look at pictures of real battle damage for inspiration.
Try using thin plasticard, brutalise it and stick it onto the model that way you can experiment with effects with out trashing you tanks.
Couple of holes
More bullet holes
Unfortunately I haven't found a nice tutorial... but as far as I know you can make battle damage on vehicles either with the saw or the modelling knife or the pin vice drill (for bullet holes) or you can make them by painting them!
I have found a battle damaged Marine though...
Very nice modelling you have made to the Marines and one question... why the first one is Green? He reminds me of the Green Knight from Fantasy range... 8X
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
The best way I know to exhibit heavy damage to vehicles (not mine of course as they are always victorious) is to obtain junk vehicles from Ebay and inflict such damage as you desire on the removable components. Substitute those parts with a drop of superglue during the game for more realistic battle sequences. Of course, this only works if you lightly glue your equipment together in the first place. In years of model building I have come to realize that you can alway s remake something better so with a minimum amount of adhesive, a little prying with a #11 X-acto blade is usually sufficient to remove a part. I find that soaking in hot soapy water (not resin models!) also is an excellent way to soften stuborn glue joints. I've reworked 20 year old HO train cars I've bought in flea-markets and rebuilt them like new but that's for another forum. In short, if you want to have really top notch models, go sparingly on the glue.
Super glue is ideal for assembling models you may want to rework at a later date as it doesn't dissolve plastic and holds reasonably well if applied properly.
I'll be posting at a later date how to refurbish resin tanks I purchased on Ebay for next to nothing.
From this..............to this................to this.
Last edited by The_Blackadder; April 20th, 2008 at 15:47.
I think one that had been partially ripped open would a) fit and b) look awesome. Think cut-out diagrams in non-fiction books, although this would probably require a lot of drilling and hacking
A soldering iron!!! just don't sit with the fumes too long it kills your brain and left me feeling a little weird.
shot up armor appears dented.
take small drillbit 1,5 -2 mm and make a hole through, then take a bigger bit 4mm or so and take out just a little, like a dimple over the hole, so the metal appears to have buckled around the round and then punctured inwards.
at overlapping sections of armor/thicker, just make some dimples, looks like the round didnt go through, just dented.
most of the illusion with banged metals is in the painting.:happy:
Make a green stuff panel, then peel back one corner over. Have several peeling back in the same direction away from an impact point. Make the interior jagged and dark, melty too!
If what I think you're getting at would be pieces you can snap into place to show damage, take the above technique and apply it to extra armor panels that you magnetize on or hook over the treads.
Or sculpt a burn pattern, raised edges, sunken middle, to look like the side deformed due to a melta graze.
Think something like those stick-on prank bullet holes.
Do not meddle in the affairs of Tyranids, for you are crunchy, and good with ketchup.
1.Build a tank
2. drop a few times
3. rinse and repeat
or just snap some pieces, so more treads are exposed, back area is somewhat open, etc.
Btw, if those undead marines were sex, they would be the best. they're awesome
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