I was looking for some simple vehicles for Warhammer 40k and didn't find any. I did find the Patoroch files, but they were far more complicated than I wanted. A bit of fun with Paintbrush and I simplified them right down into a straight forward box design. Here are my initial Rhino and Land Raider. I've improved the design since these were done but I haven't constructed those yet. They are BW line designs only, to save printer ink.
Yeah, these will hold up to quite a bit of abuse. The first rhino shown above is a bit flimsy, so I'm going to have to add some internal bracing. It was only after building it for my son's Space Marine army that I realised that he only has Primaris marines, who are too posh (or something like that) to use any transport. Might be retrofitted into a Razorback or something similar. I'm even going to have a go at the Leman Russ and Chimera body styles, even though I probably won't use those models.
I'm a bit hesitant to make the files publicly available because they are so strongly based on someone else's art. I might redo the Rhino to use my own (it's pretty bare anyway), but the land raider is a much bigger project.
Got a Leman Russ on the way soon, a little more complicated with a hexagonal turret so I had to use software other than Paint. Experimenting with actual curves this time.
And the Leman Russ is finished (heavy flamer spam). The turret reminded me why I simplified the Patoroch design, far more complicated than everything else. I mistakenly scored a line where I shouldn't have, which screwed up the curve at the back end. Had to use PVA on this one since the glue won't hold - the forces on the curves are too great for the gluestick I used on the previous two tanks. Made the construction take so much longer while I waited for it to dry. Might have to get a few strong magnets to hold pieces in place instead of my fingers.
As you can see above, I've been working on version of the GW Chimera from scratch. It's only when working on these models that I realised how poorly they would work in the real world, easily getting stuck on rocks due to the terrible clearance of the main body and side armour. I decided to keep going with the curves on the body to make it more interesting than plain angles, but the extra construction time and difficulty in construction is making me regret that decision. I should really have just stuck with the angles for simplicity, a simple design was a huge aim in the project and I feel like I discarded it without realising. The turret is equally difficult to construct, but I can't really see any way around that. I did design a very simple flat turret (just the turret shape cut of of paper, no folds) so anyone who uses the file can stick with simple if they want.
The biggest advantage of doing this from scratch is that I could make the files completely black and white png files, no greys. This means that anyone armed with MSPaint or similar can use the fill tool to colour the files before printing, so they aren't stuck with the colours (or lack of) that I picked. The Patoroch files are unsuitable for this. Plus I don't feel any guilt about letting anyone else use the files (and they are different enough from the GW design that I don't see any trouble from them either). I'll post a link shortly.
I got the scale a little wrong on my first printing, so it is a little small in the one copy I have made so far. If I make another it will be about 10% bigger.
I've looked into doing some add-ons for all the tanks that are based on the Chimera frame, but most are just too difficult to reproduce simply. For reference, they are: Basilisk, Hellhound/Devil Dog/Bane Wolf, Hydra, Wyvern, Manticore, Deathstrike. I say that, but I may get bored one day and spend time doing one or more of these. I don't have an Astra Militarum army (GW has seriously screwed up the names of the armies in the hunt for copyrights) so it's not like I have any motivation.
The newest vehicle on the block and the only one that the snobby Primaris Marines will consent to get inside, is the Repulsor. This was the number one thing requested by my son, who has almost entirely Primaris models and doesn't want them to have to walk into battle. Being so new, there were zero papercraft alternatives, so I stepped up to the challenge.
The basic structure is pretty simple once you ignore all the bits sticking out. I have plans to make a plainer version where you can add all of the sticking-out bits on separately so that they actually stick out, but don't wait on me. The dude on the top had to go - a flat guy would just look weird, but I kept his weapon. The proportions are all based on the few pictures of the model I have seen online. Having never seen one in person some of the bits are a bit wrong by accident, but I also chose to make some things different on purpose. There are way too many weapons on this vehicle - GW has added a laundry list of stuff to shoot, it would take an hour to shoot them all and they all sit on the top. If they ever add sponson weapons to it then it will be insane.
The tabs on the design are too big - dry fit everything and trim them accordingly or they will end up overlapping. I don't know if it is quite the right scale yet.
squirmydad: Bag is handy, if you find it loose use the seeds, but then you need something like an infuser or it's a mess.
Apr 6, 2020 7:24:51 GMT -9
shep: most likely bag...
Apr 6, 2020 6:32:37 GMT -9
ignatious: just out of curiosity squimrydad, for the tea seed, frond, or bulb?
Apr 6, 2020 2:37:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: My friend Mike brought a sword to his church last night, but since he was there recording his sermon for today, he thought it would be okay
Apr 5, 2020 18:27:03 GMT -9
marcpasquin: Every time I go out, my wife tells me to be safe and reminds that as this is not a zombie apocalypse, I am not allowed to bring a chainsword with me to the grocery store.
Apr 5, 2020 17:44:30 GMT -9
Vermin King: No, this is the first time I have heard of it
Apr 5, 2020 14:05:13 GMT -9
squirmydad: Have you tried fennel tea to ease some of your bronchial issues? I like it and it seems to help me.
Apr 5, 2020 12:14:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: But I should be good for at least another week before I will need to head out for restocking anything
Apr 5, 2020 10:42:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think the biggest problem is that I've been dealing with it since the 17th. I know that my immunity level is down from being sick this long, and now one of my medications also lowers immunity. And we've got this blasted other thing floating around
Apr 5, 2020 10:41:52 GMT -9
okumarts: Wow, I somehow missed the whole illness thing Vermin King. Bronchitis can really knock you for a loop. Rest and get better!!
Apr 5, 2020 9:29:21 GMT -9
Vermin King: Timing -- got my Missouri Conservationist magazine which features an article on Missouri Orchids, so I think my easy pretty project will be revisiting Orchidgami
Apr 5, 2020 4:21:11 GMT -9
Parduz: good news! ... i mean, bad news but ... they're good 'cause not so bad ... hard time. STAY SAFE
Apr 4, 2020 14:37:00 GMT -9
squirmydad: Never thought I'd be happy to hear about a case of bronchitis. Get better.
Apr 3, 2020 14:52:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Not Covid-19, but sinusitis and bronchitis. prescriptions and instructions to stay away from everyone for a week. let them know if I get worse
Apr 3, 2020 10:21:47 GMT -9
Vermin King: I still don't think I have it, but been doing run around trying to get in to see someone, somewhere about getting tested. If not The Virus, I still need to figure out what this is and get it knocked out
Apr 1, 2020 9:46:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: A friend of mine just came though it, it was awful. Hang in there pal.
Apr 1, 2020 8:25:12 GMT -9
Vermin King: Well, fever is back down, but zero energy
Apr 1, 2020 4:18:51 GMT -9
Vermin King: I wish I hadn't been curious. Hadn't taken my temperature for a few days, and I'm running a slight fever again. I'm so ticked off. I guess tomorrow I will have to do the nurse hotline. Sun on the Beach...
Mar 31, 2020 18:52:32 GMT -9
Vermin King: But I had to drop off my electric bill before Monday (an excuse to get out), and saw I still had a full tank of gas. Filled up on 3/11 and after tonight have gone 54.7 miles ...
Mar 31, 2020 16:10:45 GMT -9
Vermin King: Since my Location is either Randolph, Sugar Creek, Four miles SW of Sugar Creek, or Raytown, I wonder if I'm being shown as ignoring the order. As with all stats, you have to take them with a grain of salt
Mar 31, 2020 4:55:05 GMT -9