Project Manticore - Complete!  

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Finally it's here! The Manticore is (well, almost) fully painted and ready for battle! Not sure when will I find time to actually battle-test it, but hopefuly soon!

If you missed the previous posts (Whole... both of them) you can find them here. There you will find the overall process of modelling. Now is the time to show the glorious finish!

It's funny how much you can do out of the lots of bits you have lying around. Especially when you think about unorthodox use of those!

Obviously there's more picures if you click below!

The front...

...and the rear... well as the side! Which, as you can probably see, was made to look like the sides of the new recut Chimera chasis. It is slightly uneven, I know, I know. It's also recessed, like the new one.

A closeup on the turret. How do you like the radar?

And the simple, humble missles.

Got comments? Questions? Shoot! I'd love to hear them.

Overall the work on this model was a real pleasure. It was more-or-less my first scratchbuild like that, not counting the Commissar, though that was purely GS work.
Will I do more? I don't know, but most likely - no. It was a good experiece, but there are no other vehicles I'd want that don't have kits. However, I might look into making a certain cavalry unit for another army at some point in the future...

Now just finishing touches on psykers and I'll have another post coming up... Also next week the Wolves should start hitting the shelves. I'll have to pick something up, oh yes...

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Brilliant work! She looks wonderful, great work on the scratch-build.

21 September 2009 at 21:04

très belle conversion !!!

21 September 2009 at 23:03

Good looking while a WIP. Great looking when finished. One can't really appreciate what assorted bits can do until someone like you does something like this. Well done!

21 September 2009 at 23:54

I love it mate, its great.
Will you run a tutorial on how you paint your tanks?
What bitz did you use above the awesome radar - for the sights etc?

Well done on an awesome job! Im struggling with how to paint my Chimera's and sentinel... i just cant find a technique i like that i think would work all over... i feel a post coming on

22 September 2009 at 14:33

How do you cut your plasticard ? A simple sharp knife does not do the job for me.

30 September 2009 at 15:54

Thanks for the comments!

I might some day, sure.
The bits - Radar is actually a searchlight, the sights and such are from Valk. Everything else is from various Chimera remnants

A sharp knife to cut and then snap it.

2 October 2009 at 15:41

Impresive! When painted it looks awesome. 10/10

19 October 2009 at 16:44

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