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Asrech

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Well I recently posted some pics of my WIP LR Ares and got the question about how I did my chains, so I made a quick tutorial that I posted in the thread, but figured I might as well put it up here since I have it made :D

What I use is a mechanical pencil, a exacto blade and green stuff.
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First just mix the GS and roll it out, here you can make up how thick you want you chain.
( Note that at this stage you will want to put the GS where you want it, since you will be pushing it into the surface below it, so it might be hard to remove it later without tearing the green stuff appart. )
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Use the pencill to "dot" holes along the line, this will later be the holes in the chain.
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Then press down on the sides, in between the holes to seperate the loops.
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Once you have this done you switch to the knife, and just press it down so you make a "cut" between the edged of the centel hole. This will make the links.
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Then use the knife to make sure that the circles goes all the way into the link ( so that the cut you just did before is the outmost part of the link, not a blob of GS )
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Next you round of the edges with the tip of the blade, so your circles will really be circles and not square chains ( if you are aiming for the more angled chains then do that instead ).
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And finaly you go over the chain again with the pencil and push down to even out the holes.
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Done!
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This style of chain is probably best when used on vehicles or other large flat surfaces, since it gets a pretty thick chain. I have not yet tried it on infantry, so if anyone does feel free to let me know how it works out!
Hope this helps :)

Edited by Alexander Fogh Pedersen, 28 December 2009 - 04:40 AM.

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Head Mook

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Wow. That's brilliantly simple! Consider it stolen! My dreadnought is going to be a walking chain monster now...

I sincerely thank you for sharing this technique.
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Your very welcome brother, more chains to the forces! ;)
Just make sure to throw up some pics when he starts walking and rattling ;)
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Shaun Carlin

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Genious!
And simple, with great effect!
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How big are these chains against the average SM/CSM infantry?

If I wanted to add chains to NL berserkers, will I need far more refined chains than what you have there?

Will they be too small for the proper tools to be used?

With NL being anit-possession, I think it might be the only way to have a berserker squad without having a fully corrupted warband.

Might even make NL Plague Marines possible I guess. The point is to chain up the inner-chaos, wether posession or just corruption.

Edited by MarcAwsome, 09 October 2011 - 01:57 PM.