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Who here has done this? I have templates for nearly every vehicle in the Imperium, and for some Xenos as well. Some I have made, or simply eye-balled until I was happy, and some I've built from templates I've been given. White Dwarf used to, long ago, print articles with templates in them, encouraging scratch-built modeling. Everything from Lungburstas to ruined city streets could be found outlined for your printing/pasting/scratch-building pleasure.

How many of us really exploit this facet of our hobby?

((( And if you do, I want pics! )))
 

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I had a massive giggle scratch building an Ork Kult of Speed set of vehicles and have made a fair few bits of scenery over the years .
Also the old Vehicle design rules were fun.

But I must admit that i have not really had a bash at doing the same with an existing vehicle unless it was scaling up from Epic, one of which i just put in this thread Here
 

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I have seen some incredibly good scratch built models online, Baneblades and Drop Pods being the most common. Don't have the inclination to do so myself though for some reason.
 

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This one already has a coat of grey primer on it. Just don't put it on too thick and let it dry. Once the first primer coat has dried, you can attack it like you would any other plastic model. For this rhino, the only GW-fabricated parts are the Storm Bolter and the Smoke Launchers. I've yet to find the right sized pieces for the smoke stacks and a few other details.
 

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Hi, I'm the new guy.
Does this include using lego to build things? :D

I've scratchbuilt (using only spare tracks and hatches) three of the old style rhinos - and one model that looks like it would fit in between them in style.
These were plasticard models. No photos as the camera is on the blink at the moment.

My IG Basilisk is a lego armoured compartment that fits into the chimera chassis (the space is a 6-stud lego brick wide) and I have a hydra done the same way (which will be seeing use in apoc).

My current project is a kitbash of a 1/35 Challenger tank into a Baneblade. I'll post pics when I get some more of it done and the camera comes back from its service.
 

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I built an entire IG Armoured Company out of legos. Leman Russes are very easy if you have enough angled bricks to do the tracks ;-)

I also built an infantry platoon with spare lego men of various themes. I made bases by cutting up a thin plastic lego baseplate. I stuck a 2x1 piece of it on a GW base and made a mould out of plaster of that, then I inserted another piece of the baseplate into the mound and poured wax in to make the base. Ended up with a 1" round base with a little pair of lego studs embedded in it so I can pop the minifigs right on.
 

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It's mainly recognising what shapes you need and checking through the brick pile to find them. I've made a wheeled transport vehicle for my IG (counts as a chimera, but looks more like a LAV) this way.

Most 40k vehicles are pretty angular slabs. There was a guy on bricklink, I think, who did a 40k marine army using lego (rhinos and tanks included). I'll have my camera (DSLR, I burn out the hot-shoe with a faulty (dedicated) flashgun. Good thing about warranty) back in a few days and I'll post some pics then.
 

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As a few guys on the forum know, I'm in the process of making a Warhound out of some old plastic toys we found in the garage. We got the legs done last night, and are hoping to get pictures up at some point.

We also plan to scratch build a Blood Reaper and kitbash a Baneblade.

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BWC archives has them, but you'll need to register on Yahoo groups and then on BWC in order to access them. There is a short wait period due to registration validation on BWC.
 

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Forgive me for digging this up, but I have something to contribute:

Hespithe: the exhausts (or whatever they are) from marine backpacks make quite good top pipes for the Rhino. Here they are on one of my soon-to-be-redundant Looted Rhinos (click for larger image):



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Hey, thanks Johno! That had been bothering me for a while. I've visited your site. That's a very nice Ork mob ya got. Question: Why the bases for the Rhinos?
 

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A good source for the main perforated muffler section is a length of styrene tubing (from a model shop) that you drill into
 

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Galahad - I've already given that a shot, but I had too much trouble getting 4 identical stacks. I don't have a reliable way of cutting tubing without either squashing it through pressure, or simply failing to cut at the correct angle, thus getting too many odd shapes. I gave up on it.
 
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