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Offline Boggler

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The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« on: October 16, 2016, 12:02:15 PM »



I've started another armoured train construction project for the Back of Beyond:

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/the-red-armoured-train-comrade-legoripov.html

I'm hoping to make some more progress over the net few days.

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2016, 01:10:39 PM by Boggler »

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2016, 05:50:07 PM »
Are you going to cut all the knobs off the top?
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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 06:08:28 PM »
Are you going to cut all the knobs off the top?

That is no way to talk about our glorious leaders!  >:( 

Interesting build. I have been looking to get some usefull lego bits for converting mecha myself, I have to custom order them though, I can't get myself to use the old lego I still have.
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Offline Boggler

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2016, 06:50:15 PM »
Yep, all the nobbly bits will either be covered over or sliced off and sanded down.

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2016, 07:13:40 PM »
Just think of 'em as oversized rivets. Interesting project!
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Offline Boggler

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2016, 10:05:56 PM »
First of the wagons now done (sort of). I think it needs some more detailing with something to make the over scale thickness door look less over scale?:

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/red-armoured-train-troop-wagon.html


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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2016, 04:07:21 AM »
That's fantastic and a bloody good use of Perry/Renedra bases by the looks of it.

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2016, 06:40:46 AM »
That's fantastic and a bloody good use of Perry/Renedra bases by the looks of it.

Carlos sums it up.

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2016, 10:15:07 AM »
I agree about the inspired use of bases for armour cladding but surely its a bit of an expensive option to go for?
I'm afraid I'm going to have to report you to the NSPCL - cutting all the knobs off (really!)
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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2016, 10:28:24 AM »
I do hope you have not been using the Kragle  :o :o :o ;)

Offline Boggler

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2016, 07:37:19 PM »


A few tweaks added to beef up the armour and hide the thickness of the side doors.

The plastic bases were surplus from the numerous boxes of 28mm plastic figures I have stockpiled, so were going spare as I use mdf bases and coins for my figures.

I also used some plastic card Peter Pig bases which are pre-cut to useful sizes, plus some plastic strip and rod which is really useful stuff for this sort of thing.

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2016, 09:14:44 PM »
An interesting project.
It's seems a little over engineered. I  love the inventive use of Lego as an aid to scaling and proportions.Its got to have bumped the weight. It looks like a labour love,and I'm looking forward to seeing how you progress.
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Offline Boggler

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2016, 08:20:06 PM »
I started on the machine gun turret armed wagon tonight, but not very much done just yet:


Offline YPU

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2016, 08:40:03 AM »
I too have to agree your use of lego and bases which many of us have lying around is genius. Are those bogies lego or some other make?

Offline Boggler

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Re: The Red Armoured Train 'Comrade Legoripov' (WIP)
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2016, 09:40:13 AM »
Thanks.

The bogies are from a toy train set that I got a couple of in a post Xmas sale at Robert Dyas. I think they were about a tenner or so for each set which included a loco and tender and two tanker wagons. I have enough bogies for five wagons and about six foot of plastic track to run them up and down on, assuming I keep one tender and loco to use as an unarmoured version  :D

http://jimswargamesworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/runaway-train.html
« Last Edit: October 20, 2016, 10:29:52 AM by Boggler »

 

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