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Mazer Rackham

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SESSION ONE:

 

large.20240612_202845.jpg.763718d0b233b0d70ab39bf18a5a961f.jpgJust a quick one since I had some time today, and so I went delving in the boxes, the miniatures shuddering from fear and fright in the back of my attic, and I found the hull of a Land Raider Redeemer/Crusader with a goodly few bits.

 

large.HGLRProm.jpg.751c31ff5c56df18f42d9542df0f232f.jpgThis fired up a few neurons, and I pored through the pages of Imperial Armour IX and found a very intriguing bit of artwork, namely the Howling Griffons Land Raider Prometheus. Well, you know, the FW kit has been out of production for ages, and there are a good few tutorials about, but I decided to go ahead and eyeball it, spending some time building the ABSOLUTE UNIT to the right.

 

Unfortunately, I don't know exactly how I built this. I just saw parts and glue, and...yeah. I'm a little scared.

 

I don't have the skill to completely render a full LR Prometheus, but I can have a crack at the sponsons. Unfortunately I was only able to complete one, and while it doesn't elevate, it does traverse, so I'm fairly happy about that. I've also decided on building it with assault cannons and the back of a Whirlwind launcher I found, and mounted by chopping up a spare Predator turret ring.

 

large.20240612_202822.jpg.98fc6a34e5a290af99a98f9acb1d9699.jpgYes, that is the abomination (the Mazer-dubbed LR Khymera, after the Badab War Khymera campaign) to the left.

 

I also unearthed a Vindicator...with the dozer blade...

 

Send help?

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Typos and Cleanup.

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So, I go go down with a cold for a few days and you go all tank tech heresy ?! :wub:
I approve! 
 

Love the variant color scheme, too! ( The  codex base full  red and gold quartered is clearly designed to drive hobbyists mad…) 

 

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52 minutes ago, Xin Ceithan said:

So, I go go down with a cold for a few days and you go all tank tech heresy ?! :wub:
I approve! 

 

Thanks - just doing what I want is...interesting. :thumbsup:

 

52 minutes ago, Xin Ceithan said:

Love the variant color scheme, too! ( The  codex base full  red and gold quartered is clearly designed to drive hobbyists mad…) 

 

Completely agree, so I won't be doing much of it! :tongue:

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Very nice indeed! So, it's like a mix of the Prometheus and the Helios?

 

Quartered is tricky (I know, I did an army of my Stormbringers way, way back in the day) but it does look purty! Does anyone remember that pic on the back of an old WD that showed a full Company (plus extras) of Howling Griffons? Fred Somebody? That was an amazing army!

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Thanks!

 

Yes it's a weird Helios/Prometheus combo at the moment. The Griffons are supposed to have an awesome forge capacity and access to and maintenance for crazy rare tanks and wargear.

 

I think the FW team decided the quarters were a headache too - hence the Night World scheme- which looks stunning with the quartered panels on the black.

 

It's Fred Reed, and there's a couple of interviews with him on YT by a dude recreating the army. Great stuff, very dazzling on the TT. I used to paint Blood Angels and Imperial Fists (the latter which I was well known for in my local GW store), so it's...interesting!

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