Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Leman DUST

A change of stuff (again) for today. This is but a project of opportunity, I must say. A few weeks ago I found what you are about to see at the newsstand. You know, september is that month when thousands of collectible thingies see the light, most of the collections never to reach their #2 issue. Ahem. To the point. I got this 1/43 Panzer VI Tiger I:

Five euros. You see, I did have to buy it
The pics says much about what happened here. First of all, this falls within the category of stuff you don't need nor even planned to get, but hey, it was so cheap you had to do it. Don't look apart, this also happened to you. This is a collection about WWII tanks; this first one was 5€ and the rest, I don't know, somewhere near the 20€ li
ne (which is pretty decent given the models and the quality, but I'm not getting into this now!).
Second thing is the size of this beast. In the pic you can see it's next to a DUST infantry mini. Right, my first choice should have been Bolt Action or so. If only I played that game. I mean, Bolt Action, in my humble opinion, makes an excellent fantasy/sci-fi game, but not that much a 20th Century conflict game. But I am by no means an expert in rulesets, so that's all I'll say about that. Besides, this 1/43 scale monster looks ridiculously huge next to a Warlord Games mini. So, on the whole, Bolt Action was out from the table for this project.

DUST, on the other hand, would be more appropiate, as I hope we all agree we don't have to be that picky about the size of a tank in a universe in which you can deploy zombies and gorillas. OK, I guess you can see my point.
So well, I guess this was a nice chance to do something... weird to the tank (eyes rolling...). So let's see what can I find in my bits box...

Two Warhammer 40,000 lascannons. In your face, Guderian.
 If you look back my archives, you'll see that I'm not being that orthodox in DUST when it comes to the ambientation and that my Axis troops are all Hydra troops. So this had all to be painted in Hydra black...

Everything looks more menacing in black. Ask Batman
Some proper markings later...

Hail Hydra and stuff
So this is it, another couple of size comparison shots:

So the bosses said this was the snow cammo pattern? Seems legit
If only I had remembered I painted the walker grey, not black.... (sigh)
Well, I'm not repainting any of them. That's it. My main concern here is that, in fact, I have done nothing but a WH40K Leman Russ for DUST, hehe. But well, I think the tank now looks weird enough to fit in the ambientation, so it works for me!
That reminds me that I haven't played a DUST game in ages. That certainly has to be worked on...
(Or is that Konflikt '47 game the new black nowadays...? Hmmm...)

14 comments:

  1. Splendid stuff - it looks suitably dastardly.

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    1. Thanks, I hope so! The black pattern helps, hehehe

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    1. Thanks! One of those things you cannot but surrender to!

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  3. Great use! I think it's great to use as a weird war machine if you mix with bolt action stuff.

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    1. Thanks, I think it makes quite a recognizable weird tank, hehe

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    1. Thank you, glad you liking! I don't have a clue of what this makes in rules terms, but who cares! :D

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  5. nice job! :)
    Cheaper than a GW one and looks really cool hahaha

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    1. Haha, cheaper for sure!! I'm tempted to follow on the collection :D

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  6. I wonder how many zeros would one have to ad to the five euro to buy a real tank :)

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    1. Well, you can always take this other approach:
      http://www.panzerbasics.com/index_files/90-john/john-01.htm

      Pretty amazing! :S

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  7. No no no ... size matters. The zombie must be a millionth millimeter exactly to scale as the gorilla AND tank. ;) Just kidding. Whatever works, works! :) Though with my OCD tendencies a wrongly scaled model would probably just eat me up inside. XD

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean, that's why I thought DUST was the place for this, not anything historical :D
      Had I been looking for a model, I think I wouldn't have chosen this one, but hey, I just saw this one and it was soo cheap I couldn't even resist!

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