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"Lee" gunwagon build
Posted 10 November 2018 - 09:30 AM
Yo git! I heard you like turrets so I put a turret on your turret!
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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:34 PM
I've taken a couple of pictures from further away, so that you can get a better idea of the proportions of the turret relative to the rest of the tank (sorry for the blur, lighting is a bit rubbish today!):
I've not started detailing the left side of the tank yet, don't judge me. Turret is obviously just blu-tacked together, until I decide what to do with it.
I'm starting to lean back towards cutting the ring mount section off the back of the turret and putting a straight angled face in there instead (much like on the other side of the turret). It would still be a very tall and bulky tank, but that would fit with the theme I'm going for- I really want a cartoon-y 40K style tank with a resemblance to the Lee, with a definite Orky flavour. Though that would mean that I've not got any top hatch at all, and I'd quite like to have a kommander popping out the top. The
humanOrk element really helps sell a vehicle, I think. Hmm.
EDIT: From this angle you can also see that nothing is straight... thank god for the "Orks built it!" defence.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:36 PM
Proppa looking wagon ya got there, NTBMK.
Long ago, I earmarked a Lee kit for orky ends, so finish this up so I can plunder all the good ideas.
Don't forget the periscope!
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"Is viable worth it?"
Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:05 PM
Regarding the turret:
Whilst you still have it blu-takked together, I would suggest leaving the back of it untouched (allowing you to have the hatch for your Kommanda), then altering the front facing of the turret to a more oblique, slanted angle, that is similar to the Lee Turret - just to see how that looks.
I think (looking at your side elevation photo), if you tried mimicking that sloping front line, created by the Rhino front armour, with a continuation above it on the turret (when it is facing forward), this could help strike the balance between Orky blockiness and the Lee Tank's general aesthetic.
Posted 15 November 2018 - 08:24 PM
A different angle changes its appearance completely. I'm just gonna sit back here and wait to see which way you jump on this.
I've always wondered, what is NTBMK?