Need help w/ Adeptus Mechanicus - Warhammer 40K Fantasy
 

Welcome to Librarium Online!

Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!

Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!


Register Now!

User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    qsd
    qsd is offline
    Archmagos qsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Luna
    Posts
    904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    69 (x2)

    Need help w/ Adeptus Mechanicus

    I've been wanting to build a 40k scale Ordinatus Armageddon, but I'm not really sure where to start yet.
    In case anyone was wondering, this is what it looks like:

    The turret on the forward vehicle is comparable to something like a Leman Russ turret, I believe.

    Anyways, I need some help with what to use.
    What plasticard thickness(es) should I use?

    Are there other materials would be good for strengthening the structure? For instance, would hardboard or metal work well?

    Any suggestions on what to use for details? I only plan on using the Epic model for the general structure; I'll probably add, change, or drop things depending on how I like it.
    So far I was thinking of
    • FW Mechanicus symbol
    • Pipe
    • Computer fans
    • Textured plasticard
    • Servitors, Enginseers
    • Guitar string
    • Russ/Chimera/(small) Baneblade turret; The Russ turret seems to match the picture best, but would one of the other two fit the AdMech's style better?
    Other tips, suggestions, etc. are appreciated too

    There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
    - Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov

  2. Remove Advertisements
    Librarium-Online.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    I'm back >.> Pickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Wanganui, New Zealand
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    262 (x7)

    First off how big is this in 40k terms? Once you know the scale I can try and help further.
    Miss Spam Master 2009
    The Briny Series: Urban War Beginnings | Cygnar
    Thrallstudios

  4. #3
    qsd
    qsd is offline
    Archmagos qsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Luna
    Posts
    904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    69 (x2)

    Alright, let's see...
    Front Vehicle
    Length 6.5"
    Width 4.25"
    Height (w/o turret) 2.25"

    Main body (not including the Nova cannon)
    L 16"
    W 6.25"
    H 7"
    H w/ sensor tower 10.5"


    This is just a rough estimate so far.
    There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
    - Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov

  5. #4
    I'm back >.> Pickle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Wanganui, New Zealand
    Age
    24
    Posts
    2,233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputationReputation
    262 (x7)

    Ok, I'd say use MDf for the main parts, then layer on plasticard for details. Much easier for big structures etc.
    Miss Spam Master 2009
    The Briny Series: Urban War Beginnings | Cygnar
    Thrallstudios

  6. #5
    Member RexTalon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Texas... unfortunately
    Age
    41
    Posts
    517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputation
    46 (x2)

    LINKAGE!


    Right hand side. About half way down. Buy them... buy them all!

    Then, buy about 3 land raiders, because that's about how big those track sections are supposed to be... Or, go down to your local hobby shop and buy 3 of the same tank models in a large scale. (1/32?) and use the track sections from those.

    Then, go to a hardware store and buy lots of interesting PVC pipe fittings and a couple different sizes of PVC pipe. When you get most of it built you'll be able to move the fittings and pipe around until you find a design for a cannon that works for you.

    Then, when you get done, name it "Rex's Talon" after me.

  7. #6
    qsd
    qsd is offline
    Archmagos qsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Luna
    Posts
    904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    69 (x2)

    I've actually found a template for the command vehicle and track sections of this thing, so luckily I won't have to buy 3 land raiders. The tracks themselves kind of pose a problem though...
    Do you know of any good places that sell tank tracks (just the tracks, not the whole model)? I tried searching but only found metal ones that cost something like $100+ for one set.

    PVC sounds good. I was orginally thinking about using metal pipe, but on second thought it would probably just bring up a lot of weight and adhesion problems.
    There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
    - Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov

  8. #7
    Senior Member Playa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    451
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputationReputation
    95 (x1)

    Hey,

    Quote Originally Posted by qsd View Post
    The tracks themselves kind of pose a problem
    Light bulbs are sold in card sleeves that are corrugated on one side.
    They make great tin roofs for quonset huts etc, and possibly track material?

    [/quote]it would probably just bring up a lot of weight and adhesion problems.[/QUOTE]

    Stick (hur!) to styrene, then -

    IMEX Platformer/Hexagon

    Have a look at the Plant box sets. ;- )


    Playa

  9. #8
    qsd
    qsd is offline
    Archmagos qsd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Luna
    Posts
    904
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputationReputation
    69 (x2)

    That chemical plant looks like it should be a really good part source
    Thanks
    There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
    - Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov

  10. #9
    Member RexTalon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Texas... unfortunately
    Age
    41
    Posts
    517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    ReputationReputation
    46 (x2)

    There's a tool called the "Chopper II". It could help you make your own tracks. It's really useful for repeating cuts in styrene. There's also a tool called the "Nibbler" but it's really hard to find. It's useful for cutting shapes out of sheet styrene. With these two tools combined you could make ANYTHING out of styrene. I have a Chopper 2 and I scratch build stuff all the time. It's an awesome tool.

    By the way, your image links are broken.

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts