Finally got the first Denerair Leman Russ done. Had some trouble with this one, as I tried a lot of stuff with the model, and accidentally damaged it. While I like the current version of rhe Leman Russ for many reasons (awesome fit, all weapon options included, etc), the turret really doesn't fit into the Denerair WW1-ish look. It's too ... contemporary/modern/slick.
So I spent almost 2 weeks experimenting with turrets. I considered getting an alternative turret online. Then I thought that a circular turret might work, so I hunted high and low for a suitable base material. But after trying all kinds of different stuff, I couldn't find one that's the right size and right material. Then I remembered that my Leman Punisher was kit-bashed using the Punisher cannon bit from the Demolisher kit and an old Leman Russ turret, without the stowage bin.
Just happens that I do have a few spare ol'-skool Leman Russ turrets. Off went the stowage bin and battle cannon, in went the Exterminator cannon bit, and voila!
The rest of the assembly is pretty standard. I moved the exhaust pipes to the top of the rear deck, and used the handle bits as a ladder for maintenance crew to use to access the engine and fuel cap. The paint scheme is standard Denerair armored vehicle livery, which I described in my previous post.
Anyways, now the first one is done, the other 2 should be easier - I hope. Next up will be 2nd squad of 1st platoon. But I'll be doing some maintenance work on some of my Eldar models first. I finally got around to building an Eldar list for 7th Ed (I'd been using an old list, which stll kicks ass, such is the state of the Eldar ...), and I need to retrofit scatter lasers and shuriken cannons on my 2 Wave Serpents. Those 14-year old kit-bashed Serpents are long overdue for a clean-up and overhaul, and this is the perfect excuse for that. The only other model I need to convert/add for the new Eldar list is an Autarch with fusion gun. Should be a nice distraction.