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    Default M1A2 Abrams MBT conversion to Imperial Guard (From painting and conversion board)

    So here is the same thread from the other board, now in WIP format.

    I\'m currently just completing constructing the hull and started painting it - next will be the turret, where most of the conversion work will occur.

    Here\'s some photos for ya :P





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    Man, I\'d love to come by with my airbrushes and have a fun day with that.

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    now thats a big ring piece (ooh er!)

    *edit* i have been thinking of doing the same for a while so i shall watch how this goes.

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    It looks wonderful so far! Good choice in base coats.

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    @Airhead - if you wanna fly over with your airbrush, you\'d be more than welcome :D

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    OK - I\'ve got to starting on the turret and outfitting it with weapons...

    Here are my choices (Unless anyone can offer something else)


    Multimelta
    Stormbolter
    Original kit\'s .50 cal HMG - Autocannon

    And here\'s some pictures of them mounted on the pintle (Yes, I\'d fit them properly lol)

    MultiMelta (Needs pinning and Trigger mounts)


    Stormbolter (My favourite option so far)


    .50 Cal (With annoying wonky thin plastic bits)


    What are your thoughts?

    ...

    ALSO - I found I had these in my bits box;
    Old style Rhino bolters :D


    Not sure I like them myself, but I thought I\'d show you anyway :P

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    can you find a plastic MK19 to go with that? Belt fed grenade launcher would rock in any universe:



    The dual stormbolters look good as do the rhino bolters. But all of them need their barrels drilled out.


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    i like the storm bolter

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    Barrel drilling goes without saying :rolleyes: :D

    Not sure about the grenade launcher as I dunno whether there\'d be an IG equivalent (Plus I imagine it\'d be too bulky)

    But yeah, I\'ve seen those on Future weapons (With Mac \"Did I mention I was in the Navy SEALS?\" Machowicz :P) and they kick ass :)

    I was thinking about possibly finding some sort of minigun or multibarelled MG, but I\'m not sure if IG can use assault cannons?

    EDIT: I need arms! :/ Anyone got any spare Cadian style arms? I\'m popping into town tomorrow, so I might be able to nab some if anyone in GW has any spare... :P

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    Cooked up a logo for the regiment to tie in with the insignia on my Sentinel (I think it\'s an old dark elf shield bit?)



    And here it is blu-tacced...



    Any opinions? :)

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    That certainly is an old dark elf shield add-on. I don\'t particularly care for the way it pokes over the edge. Perhaps two in a V shape?

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    I may keep the name plate where it is on the front (albeit maybe al little higher) And move the serpent to the right panel - there should be enough room then...

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    OK guys - I really would appreciate some feedback here...

    I\'ve angled the left arm a little off - I wanted it resting flat on the edge of the turret, but at the angle it\'s at now I need to find something else for it to be doing...



    I\'ve never quite understood why a tank commander would be pointing, and the arm\'s too low anyway...

    Any suggestions?

    Incidentally, the right arm is going to be holding a pair of Binos.

    Also - here is what the stormbolter looks like on the pintle

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    He could be shooting something witha side amr of some kind. Maybe shooting someone trying to climb the side. I\'ll think about it a bit and see if I can\'t come up with something.

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    Hmm... A possibility :P

    In the meanwhile how do these binoculars look?

    (Hand is only blu tacced so far)

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    I like the Bino\'s maybe a dataslate in his offhand?

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    Oooooh...
    I like that - and I don\'t think I\'ve ever seen one done, so I could make it up :P

    Hmmm!!
    Cheers Obar! :D

    NOW WHY COULDN\'T ANY OF YOU LONGTOOTHS THINK OF THAT lol

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    Originally posted by DaN
    Oooooh...
    I like that - and I don\'t think I\'ve ever seen one done, so I could make it up :P

    Hmmm!!
    Cheers Obar! :D

    NOW WHY COULDN\'T ANY OF YOU LONGTOOTHS THINK OF THAT lol
    We still think of \"dataslates\" as chalk boards, that\'s why. :P

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    or cave drawings.... (ducks)

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    Originally posted by freakinacage
    or cave drawings.... (ducks)
    That\'s a DiNozzo coming your way September 14th.

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