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I have no idea if i will ever play that army... but since i scratch-built my first tank, i knew that one day i would build a tank company. I know that there will be almost no GW-parts in that army. Maybe a few weapons, but the infantry will consist of Dreamforge Eisenkern and Mantic GCPS Marines. How does that fit together? I already have a background story in my head that would suffice for a small novel. Maybe i will write it down here some day. The first three infantry squads already wait in a box. But what i wanted in the first place was TANKS! Such a pity that i have no love for the WW1 aesthetics of the Empire. With modern looking marines and futuristic Wehrmacht-like troopers i want something that matches the degree of futurstic design. Eventually, i stumbled upon Ben Wottons design for a Halo scorpion tank for a movie that was never produced. With a few minor adjustments, this is going to be a counts-as Macharius. Even if i do not like the original GW-design, i like the concept of a shared platform and tied-in design of a vehicle range. Though, i am simplifying it a bit more. Leman Russ and Chimera share the same chassis. You may have realized by now, that i am designing the whole vehicle range from scratch based on the image above. No kit-bashing, no existing parts. Everything made from cardboard, plasticard and whatever materials i come across. So far, i have a 90% finished LemanRuss/chimera chassis with magnetised sponsons and a LR turret with a Punisher cannon. The chimera turret turned out not so well and will be remade. In addition, i also have a 50% finished Artillery tank. Obviously, this is a Armageddon pattern Basilisk. A Medusa cannon will follow. So far, all secondary weapons are scratch built as well.. Alas, my thread in the WIP section did not raise much interest. This is a Space Marine forum after all... So, a few fotos of the current state (click to enlarge): actually not a current shot, secondary turret weapons, smoke launchers and a few details are done, but still missing on the foto. The heavy weapons so far. an older shot so you get an impression of the tank tracks