Tuesday, September 10, 2013

40K Land Speeder(s) - WIP

Just a quick update to show the basic color pattern - highlighting and decals still need to be added. This follows the color scheme of the famed Gulf Porsche 917s which dominated Le Mans in the early 1970's.
The 1:32nd scale Airfix Porsche 917 kit has been chopped and reconfigured to approximate the footprint of the GW Land Speeder. The crewmen, weapons and ancillary parts have been magnetized to allow the use of the Porsche model in friendly games with non-GW models. Conversely, the parts can be used on the proper-GW model for more model-restrictive games.
Here is the "regulation" GW Land Speeder.
All weapons are magnetized and interchangeable between the two models.
Here are the magnetized components off the models.

15 comments:

  1. nice kit bash, love the color too.
    Peace James

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  2. Thanks, James! Appreciate the comment and interest. That was quick! I just posted the update :) Best, Dean

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  3. Dean, it looks real ace! Great work so far!

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  4. Looks excellent,love the colours too!

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  5. Nice idea. :)
    You have to place the No. 6 somewhere. ;)

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  6. Looking good Dean, great use again of the Porsche!

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  7. That is very cool. I like the color scheme.

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  8. The TechPriests of Mars really outdid themselves this time; those early Le Mans pattern landspeeders were the bomb!
    ; )

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  9. Great stuff, in the vogue of Rogue Trader.

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  10. Very nice Dean and great colours! It is back to the better days of Rogue Trader where players had more freedom.

    Christopher

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  11. Thank you all for the great comments; I'm encouraged to know that butchering the Porsche was worth it :)

    The 917 Land Speeder is the sole remaining of its kind, and actually piloted by non other than Steveonious McQueen himself back in the annals of time. It is only brought out on special occasions in honor of the Chapter founder.

    Best, Dean

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  12. Excellent work, Dean! Your colors and conversion rock. Is there no limit to your ability to turn X into Y? ;-)

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  13. Monty, thank you for the kind words. It may only seem a hobby, but anything good that my hands may be able to produce are a blessing from God. Warm Regards, Dean

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  14. Very cool, love the magnetic weapons.

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  15. Thanks, Scott! And I thought I had too many magnets when I first bought them. Best, Dean

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