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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Land Raider Crusader by Ashton

I've got a big post coming up and got this awesome e-mail in recently. So rather than an awesome post (I don't want to blow your mind with double post awesomeness but rather model and post awesomeness) you get these pictures of an amazing conversion for a Land Raider Crusader by Ashton who was kind enough to e-mail them to me. If I don't say so myself...well it looks amazing and he wants to do a while army theme based around it. I'd like to see that, especially painted. So here it is, bask in it's glory and revel in it's destructive prowess. I'm sure Ashton would appreciate some feedback, too.

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fester said...

Ashton, as a bit of a converter myself, that is spectacular work!

My only criticism, and I presume that this is due to WIP status, is that you need more detail on the flat surfaces in the middle. Can i suggest either plating, or brickwork?

Regardless, that's and awesome idea and as Kirby said, painted, will win best Army at many tournaments.

Chumbalaya said...

That's fucking rad. Can't wait to see it finished.

Redfinger said...

Hey guys thanks or the replies!

This is in the very early stages of a WIP. I have quite a bit of detailing left to do. I am thinking of making the added pieces look like stone work, a kind of textured look. I am also trying to figure out where the muti-melta needs to go as well, I was originally thinking on top o the upper portion, but I don't want it to look like a chimney. Getting 2 multi-melta's and oncorperating one into each hurrican bolter sponson is an option, but I will loose my 360deg firing field....still need to think about it.

As far as the background on this, well My Black Templar army is based on a crusade of my own creation, I call it the Helm Crusade, which basically had it's founding on planet Helm, after a particularly intense battle. After this battle was over the marines went about repairing, as best they could, the tanks that had been damaged. Well the only thing they had access to was the ruined structures of the ancient Black Templar citadel. Some of the take in my army will have this look, but none as extensive as this LRC.

I will keep kirby up to date on my progress guys, thanks again!!

Ashton

Matt Varnish said...

"Sir! Why is that Chapel moving towards us? Wait, the door is opening... Terminators?!?! RUN!!!!!!!!!!!"

Awesome man. Are your drop pods this ornate too?

AbusePuppy said...

In the grim darkness of the far future, the House of God enters into YOU!

Very cool conversion, reminds me of the epic Imperator Titans and some of the BFG ships. I'm a bit bothered by the front ramp, though, specifically the part of it sticking out past the treads. It feels very blocky and somewhat out of place; I think if you could fix that, I'd be fully behind the design. Hrm, if you were willing to rebuild the front portion maybe some "stairs" leading up to the ramp? That would alleviate the blockiness and but keep the overall design.

Regardless it's a fantastic idea and I love the upper floors, the hinges/chains on the door, etc. Awesome stuff, keep us posted.

Raptors8th said...

That's fucking awesome. Nice job man.

Stelek said...

I dig it.

GreyICE said...

My Thunderhammer come, my will be done

SneakyDan said...

Consider that general idea stolen.

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