Thursday, August 4, 2011

Land Raider Tutorial Post 4

Welcome back to the final tutorial post on the Mk 1 Land Raider.  We finished off last week with the addition of bolters (to act as a twin linked bolter), las cannons, started the tank treads, and added the rear exhaust system.  There isn't a whole lot from a tutorial stand point left to do other than finish the tank treads.  Additionally, I will describe the small bits of flourish I added to give my Land Raider a bit of a unique feel.  So, lets get to it!

Plasticard (For Sale sign)

Hobby knife
Cutting board
Straight metal rule

 Using your hobby knife, cut enough 1/2" by 1/4" pieces that you'll be able to connect each of the tank treads.  Where the treads are angled you will need to bend the pieces at the center to create a bend and properly connect the tank treads.

Attach your Las Cannons to the tank using super glue and your Mk1 Land Raider is ready for priming and painting!

At this point, there are plenty of things you can do to add to the Land Raider and give it a unique feel.  To give mine a unique feel, I added some lion heads cast in resin to the doors and included some batter strips to the front and side doors.

Little things like this can go a long way in giving your tanks the flavor you are looking for!

Well, that's it for this tutorial.  Over the next few weeks I'll be covering some of my own hobby progress before moving on to adjust the sizes on the Rhino tutorial and starting the Space Marine Predator.  Take care and happy building!

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