I like hovertanks. I like the fluid forms of them. I like to mix them. This one is a view month old, but I had not have pictures up until now.What I am happy with:
The parts do well together and I like the look of the result. It was relatively uncomplicated and *relatively* fast. I am also very happy with the painting. Definitly a show-off tank - though it does not fit in the look of the rest of my army(s).
A nice thing of mixing tanks: I will shamelessly use it for both Eldar and Tau armies - and just switch the turret.What I am unhappy with:
Things being easy had much to do with me being sloppy. If you turned the tank upside down, you would just find gaping holes. Also, the undernose-turret ist obviously missing. I guess you also noticed no technical details on the tank are painted besides the inside of the turrets cockpit.
I also am unhappy that many people will notice the paintjob, but not the massive convertion of the model.
As a last thing: the spaces between the original plastic-parts are way to rough. While working on my latest tank, I had a person walking up to me and telling me: "You know what's your problem? It's always far to obvious where you modified your models. You shoud sand them or something." I tried it, and man was he right. I whish I would have done that with this one too.Interesting tricks I learned or used:
Spraying starfields is fun and easy even for beginners like me. If you got an airbrush, you just have to watch one or two youtube videos and you got it.
Also, one will get mad when cutting tanks with a knive. I got used to the electrical cutting-tool at my club while working on this project, and things went so much easier...
PS: If someone moves this thread, I would be happy to have it in modelling
, not painting
. Modified hovertanks are rare. Paintjobs are not.
PPS: Wait. I can't post in "modeling", I even can't upload images? Didn't I have some more privileges the last time I posted? Strange.