Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Leman Russ Magnet fix

So with the demolisher you are able to glue in magnets into the Barrel and barrel base which will keep the two snugly together allowing you to use all the barrel variations depending on what you want to do and with the Demolisher cannon, Punisher cannon, Executioner cannon options this will save you some money so you don't have to buy multiple kits for each variant.

With the new Leman Russ kit this option does not exist. The Barrel is not separate from the base which sits inside the hull and is non removable.

The Turret itself comes in two pieces, the top half and the bottom half that latches onto the Tanks hull.

You will notice that on each piece there are 4 small circles on the inside, my guess from when the plastic was ran through the mold. Interestingly enough each piece 4 holes line up exactly as almost a sign from the Emperor himself!

When you go to glue on the magnets you will want to mark which side you will be gluing to the plastic, it sucks when you are working with magnets and the magnets are opposing each other.

Work with each magnet separately and wait for them to dry other wise you will have magnets flying around trying to stick with one another.

Once you have each circle covered with a magnet the two pieces should fit snugly together through the power of the magnets.

The only issue I have come up with thus far is that for the Battle Cannon and the Nova cannon there is a blast shield typical on all Leman Russ editions. There isnt really a way to fix it to the Tank with out gluing it but if I discover a remedy I will make sure to post it here.

Until next time.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

New Leman Russ

I got the New Leman Russ kit. I want to magnetize it like I did with the Demolisher kit but the turret is constructed differently.

Does anyone have a tutorial on this?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's Been awhile

That is has been. The hobby has been crawling by every so slowly mostly due to my new work hours that have me waking up at 4am every day.

Spearhead is most likely going to be the thing that sparks my interests. I love tank battles, I think the games will be much simpler for me and I will have allot more fun with them. Saving up to purchase a new Leman Russ and Manticore Boxes when the time is right. I am holding off on the new edition of the Hellhound for some strange reason.

Anyone have a tutorial yet on Magnetizing the Manticore or new Leman Russ models so I can use all variants?

In the construction Que I have a last edition Leman Russ and a new edition Leman Russ Demolisher. I had an awesome coupon for 40% off so I took the opportunity. I am going to magnetize the Demolisher to allow for more versatility of the model and get more bang for my buck. Once it is all complete and built this is my total model load out.

1 Late Edition Basilisk
1 Late Edition Hellhound
3 Late Edition Chimera
1 Late Edition Demolisher
1 Late Edition Vanquisher
4 Late Edition Leman Russ Battle Tanks
2 New Edition Demolisher with magnetized variants for Punisher, Executioner
1 Valkyrie Gunship
1 Bane Blade (Storm Lord Edition and magnetized for different variants)
2 Late Edition Sentinels w/ Lascannons
1 New Edition Sentinel Armored with Plasma

I also have a forge world eradicator turret that I can switch out on the Leman Russ Variants as needed.