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The 38th Landsknecht Rifles


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The feudal/knight world of Straun is relatively new to the Imperium.  Being only several decades old since its capitulation, its PDF forces are still learning the ropes of their new equipment.  Nonetheless they are proud to represent their planet and defend her to the death.  I present you the 38th Landsknecht Rifles


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Colonel Seigfried Johansen leads the men and women of the 38th Landsknecht Rifles in their patrols of Straun, rooting out all the psykers or "Magi" as they are referred to, quelling peasant uprisings and nipping chaos cults in the bud.

 

 

 


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Very cool. That's a nice start on the freehand banner too; I think you've caught the shapes and colours well. A little tightening up, by working the background white back over the black sigil will give some sharper tips that would help make it even more striking. 

 

Did you try lightly drawing the design on first? That's a safe – if not so brave! – way to work freehand designs like this. It's basically filling in between the lines, then.

 

Looking forward to seeing the force build up. 


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Thank you so much.  And I can face palm for not thinking about drawing it with pencil first.



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As an alternative, I would strongly recommend using paper banners instead of the plastic ones. You aren't limited to what you can draw either; as you can draft up a banner digitally and print it off onto appropriate material.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7bjEkFDqAs

That said, you're off to a fantastic start. Hope to see more!
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Hrmmm I may have to try this technique myself....

Looks great zac!
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You could also do multiple dots to plot out the design, then just link them up for freehand designs. An oldie but a goodie. 


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1st Platoon Command squad

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Tried my hand at some old english numerals and was quite pleased with the result.   I also like the idea of different flag shapes for the different platoons.  Throne it feels good to be painting again and brushing the dust off these fingers.


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Hopefully you brush the dust off your fingers before you get to the painting ;) I think it'll be worth experimenting with custom banners especially if you want a few, could really give you some variety :)


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Might be getting a bit ambitious, but so far liking where this mash up for a feudal Leman Russ is coming along

 

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I think it has potential, but does look quite wide for a Russ? Looks like there's room to bring the tracks in so they're just behind the prow and flush against the tower - would be a fair bit of work but I reckon it'd work a lot better :)


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That looks so fantastically Jules Verne! I wonder if the Departmento Munitorum can provide this new pattern of Russ to my Praetorians?! :-)


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Might be getting a bit ambitious, but so far liking where this mash up for a feudal Leman Russ is coming along

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Is it meant to be an amphibious tank?

At least the hull you chose has room for its crew and a decent ammo supply- the too short hull is one problem I have with Games Workshop's model.

EDIT: Considering how high the boat's bridge is, you may want to give the tank an unmanned turret, like the M3 T-14 Armata. Just replace the tank commander's hatch with a heavy bolter/flamer turret (the tank commander is actually seated in the hull, and looks out through the heavy bolter/flamer turret's integral sensors), and you can reuse the already too small Leman Russ turret.

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@WarriorFish: I agree it is a bit wide but thankfully I did measure it and it is slightly slimmer than a regular Russ with sponsons. I fully intend to pull the tracks in more just where you suggested as well as hack off the bridge to make room for a proper Russ turret.

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Took the tracks in a bit and added more of the AoS bits.  Adapted the skyhook cannon into a las cannon turret to give the the punch of  Russ in a smaller package.

 

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Took the tracks in a bit and added more of the AoS bits. Adapted the skyhook cannon into a las cannon turret to give the the punch of Russ in a smaller package.

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I thought you'd adapt a Space Marine Razorback's twin heavy bolter turret for the forward position. Oh well. What will be the tank's primary weapon? A Leman Russ battle cannon, Vanquisher cannon, Punisher gatling cannon, Executioner plasma cannon, or...?

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Took the tracks in a bit and added more of the AoS bits. Adapted the skyhook cannon into a las cannon turret to give the the punch of Russ in a smaller package.

 

I thought you'd adapt a Space Marine Razorback's twin heavy bolter turret for the forward position. Oh well. What will be the tank's primary weapon? A Leman Russ battle cannon, Vanquisher cannon, Punisher gatling cannon, Executioner plasma cannon, or...?

 

 

None.  Just the las cannon.  This is a feudal tank.  So basically  Russ Annihilator


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The tracks have migrated forward half an inch, I think they look better as positioned in the first photo. Otherwise the rear (stern?) pointy big looks too unwieldy.
Can I suggest a big steam-ship funnel sticking up through the roof?

That domed turret would look great on a chimera hull! It would certainly unify your tanks. :-)
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The tracks have migrated forward half an inch, I think they look better as positioned in the first photo. Otherwise the rear (stern?) pointy big looks too unwieldy.
Can I suggest a big steam-ship funnel sticking up through the roof?

That domed turret would look great on a chimera hull! It would certainly unify your tanks. :-)

 

I noticed it too but with bringing in the tracks, if I scooted them back the hull would ride way to high.  I fully intend to buy more and experiment.  Still I rather like that big rear end as I feel it adds to the steam punk vibe.  Thankfully the Arkanaut Frigate comes with a smoke stack and I am torn between adding it or not.  It's not glued down in the pic

 

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I like the exhausts on the back ties it back in with the LR chassis
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Finally figured out how to get a Vanquisher cannon on to the Prototype.   Began painting too.  Just about done with it

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Ooh! I like it!!
Never noticed those rear wing turbines either, they are awesome! Have you kept the duardin pilot?
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Indeed I have saved the Duradin pilot.  Who better than dwarves to man and operate heavy machinery?  As the the rear turbines I was inspired by the DD-M4 Shermans  Making this baby amphibious.


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Finally figured out how to get a Vanquisher cannon on to the Prototype. Began painting too. Just about done with it

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This looks most promising.
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Did you end up finding a place to mount the lascannon?  Previously it was where your battle/vanquisher cannon is now.


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I have indeed found a place.  Just got to mount it and take pics






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