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Friday, 7 December 2012

Mortian Tank as an AT83

I've had this kit a while, and originally I wanted to review it, but I started building it and didn't take photos so now I can't really do a step by step photo review. I'm intending to use it as the Blood Pact's AT83 heavy tank - roughly comparable to Leman Russ, but bigger.

There were a few damaged parts when I got this, most were easily fixable with a bit of glue and filler, the only bits not were damage to the track pattern - I intend to hide this with mud paint. The parts themselves were very cleanly cast which is great - some needed a little straightening with hot water, but since that's normal for a resin kit, I have no issue with that.

It might look like a Macharius, but it's a bit shorter by about 2", but it's bigger than a Leman Russ. I will probably use it as one of those, except in Apoc games where I intend to use it with a custom data sheet which I'll publish at a alter date.

Here's my progress so far:

I have one of the later kits which feature the wheels as a one piece unit, but the last 2 wheels on each piece were all wonky, so I cut those off and remounted them straight - which means the tank sits level and the tracks are much easier to fit.

Progress is now on hold while I get a new drill bit so I can magentise the side sponsons/cover plates and the various turret gun options.


Mordian7th said...

Very cool - I dig that tank, it'll do nicely as an AT83!

I've heard the kit is tough to assemble, looks great so far though. Definitely looking forward to seeing more on this one!

Sir Tainly said...

I think the difficulty was with the wheels on the older models - it's easier now. Just need to find a new drill bit and I can get this built.

Rabidchild said...

Looking forward to seeing paint on this one. Planning any camo, or just gobs of red?

Sir Tainly said...

IT'll be red like the rest of the vehicles, since that gives a nice uniform look for the army.