Saturday, 31 October 2009
how to customize a Leman Russ #1: treads
here we go! every guard player knows that the plain, unconverted Leman Russ Battle Tank is kinda tasteless, so let's make it a little more snazzy. this post is the first of a series that will treat this issue: how to customize a Leman Russ!
let's start from basics: if you own an old leman russ kit (1997-2002) you will notice that no tread cover is included since this upgrade was included in the revised 2003 kit... so? so, we will make some nice treads that we would never hide under some ugly armour plates!
simpliest conversion ever: take some 1mm thick plasticard and cut two long and narrow stripes, then glue it on the wheels
then make sure that every wheel is glued to the stripe in order to have a regular empty space under the tread and put the tread on to see if it fits
this is, in perspective, the final result, much cooler in my opinion.
i stole this conversion from a picture in the 3rd edition imperial guard codex: for those who own it, at page 47 there is a catachan leman russ with protruding (is this correct?) treads... it give an off road feeling, very nice in my opinion!