WH40k Vehicle Build Thread _ Patoroch's Machariys Conqueror

Discussion in 'WarHammer40k' started by Fl0ydski, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Fl0ydski

    Fl0ydski Member

    I got to work right away on this model as I've been salivating over doing a scratch build Heavy Tank ever since I got my Armor Cast BaneBlade/Shadow Sword combo back in 96.

    This will be more of a visual journal of the build rather than a detailed step by step.. SilverOxide has that market cornered...and I am not sure anything I could do would be anywhere close to that level of granularity.
    I am hoping that you, like me, wished there were nice photos of assembled versions of all of Elli's wonder templates. Well I'll contribute as many as I can.

    Build Time - 8 Hours * in progress* - assembling Turret & Treads

    - 110lb Cardstock
    - cereal box card for heavy laminates
    - x-acto knife and lots of blades
    - metal ruler
    - 1/16" hole punch for rivets
    - micro screw driver and pin vice drill bits for coiling paper tube barrels
    - Aieleen's Tacky Glue (white pva)

    First things first, as with most of the Elli Patoroch templates I've had to shuffle some parts around to fit properly for us USLetter paper printers. And this was a BIG model. So big I had to separate the back flap from the main body and put it on a separate page.


    Luckily that was the only piece on the entire model that I had to do this with.

    The next part (part #12) built quite easily though I found it odd that one piece had to be glued onto the rest of it. I don't know why he didn't at least attach one end of that part. (part 12a ) is the part in question.


    And the base of it was laminated to cereal card. This is something I did quite a bit on this model. Nearly every flat surface on the base and track assembly was laminated. As it is so large I wanted to reinforce the structure as much as possible. I don't want to have spent 10 hours on it only to discover a major warp or find that its structural integrity was compromised.

    I don't show it but when I mounted (part #12) onto the main body, I made a card spacer to fill the volume in its center. Again to prevent warp.

    Various bits of detailing to the mostly completed Hull. I have some smaller rivets to place as well...


    The Tracks components in progress... almost finished with the lamination and detail bits.


    Gluing each track, one at a time to the Hull. Detailed bits finished except for a few minor extras.


    I am dry fitting the upper hull(?) extension parts that extend over the track parts. I had to add some glue flaps for the separate under pieces needed to complete each side. Be sure to do this if you are building from cardstock, it has made all the difference.


    Here is what I've started doing for all tracks that have multiple piece laminates. It saves paper space and reduces the amount of cutting and trimming tremendously.


    I've applied the treads but there was a gap on both sides. I placed the gape in a spot underneath the upper hull covering and n a corner so it will not be noticeable.


    Tomorrow I'll cut and glue the laminates and mount the upper hull and turret.

  2. Sin

    Sin New Member

    Looking forward to see how this build goes for you. I have started getting things together to build the Vulcan variant of this tank.

  3. Fl0ydski

    Fl0ydski Member

    Wicked Awesome guns those Vulcans... ! I look forward to seeing some pics of your build!

    And yes sooner or later we (paper modelers) do gravitate towards the same places! :wave:


    ps. How goes your game design?
  4. Sin

    Sin New Member

    umm...well...still been on hold with me playing roller derby. I just haven't been excited about editing things. With derby, we just finished our home season of games for the year and I am taking a little breather (plus doing some model stuff) for 2 weeks before it is back to practice 3 times a week getting ready for some away games.
  5. Fl0ydski

    Fl0ydski Member

    Thread updated.

    I am dry fitting the sides of the upper turret mounting area and assembling the tracks. There are no real guides as to where and how much of the area to cover with the tracks... so I might just do the entire things...which will mean printing off and extra set of tracks.

  6. finkoo1980

    finkoo1980 New Member

    nice heavy... :D
    i play with SM, and Orks...
  7. Tommygun

    Tommygun New Member

    Looking very good Floyd.
    I did a Macharius a while back in plastic and I wish I had Patoroch's template at the time.
    It would have saved a lot of time.
    Looks like you got a lot done in just 8 hours.

  8. Slickaa

    Slickaa New Member

    Any chance of posting the finished model??

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