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arceus1018
20-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Found this guide, seems pretty useful!

http://berkswarhammer40k.blogspot.com/2009/05/custom-models-for-dummies.html

Honsou
20-07-2009, 10:29 AM
Good find, but might I suggest that perhaps you transfer it over here? Might be nicer if people didn't have to go back and forth between the sites.

Kudos though. Rep for the find.

Inquisitor Alex
02-09-2009, 02:29 AM
I've got an idea for a Manticore Turret involving most of a Leman russ Turret (backwards) and four of those HK missiles you get with IG tanks. Patch the gap where the Battlecannon goes with the comm array from the IG tank sprue and mount the missiles off the sides of the cargo box (now at the front of turret) I think it'll need a viewport or sensors off the front but that's easy to scratch build. Some kind of round mounts (Leman russ wheels ?) on the sides between the turret and the missile racks.
I'll take "in progress" shots when I do it.

grimdisco
02-09-2009, 01:37 PM
Are you using the old HK missiles (the ones that had there own box launcher) or the new ones???

gendoikari87
03-09-2009, 11:44 PM
the one in the pics uses the New Whilrwind I WAS going to use the OLD HK missiles.... but then I figured nothing looks more epic than this:

http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Imperial%20Guard/manttank1.jpg

Trust me. Save up. Be Patient, and get the real deal. It's far worth it. So far none of the "Manticores" inspire gasps of awe when they hit the table top. The real Manticores do. Although if you wanted to make something really cool use some other forgeworld hellstrike missiles for it.

arceus1018
04-09-2009, 11:10 PM
Intersting, but don't FW goods cost a bit of dough?

Farskit
04-09-2009, 11:38 PM
41 for the complete Manticore kit...

Gideon_Not_Ravenor
04-09-2009, 11:44 PM
And only 4 more for the two tank kits that you need. You also acquire two tanks as well and considering that you can buy them from your local store right away instead of waiting I think honestly the better idea would be to buy two and have congrats on a cool conversion you nicked! :D

Skringly
05-09-2009, 12:32 AM
Meh, I must amit I really like the FW design.

arceus1018
05-09-2009, 12:39 AM
yea but I live in Aus so the it's going to cost me about....$130+ and postage.

gendoikari87
05-09-2009, 02:31 PM
yea but I live in Aus so the it's going to cost me about....$130+ and postage.

..... okay mine were about $60 after postage.... which is a good bit but $130 and you might want to start thinking about conversions, still the original can't be beat.

arceus1018
06-09-2009, 12:12 AM
true that, true.