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"Iron Clad"

My Bane Sword super heavy tank for W40K
also contest entry at :iconeye-of-terror:
Belongs to the "Verdantis Gunners" Guardsmen unit, allied to my Space marines chapter

Armament:
Main Gun fixed mounting 25cm Rocket propelled shells
3 twin linked heavy bolters
1 heavy stubber (machine gun)
2 Las Cannons

Drive:
1 Plasma reactor linked to aquilla pattern tracks

Armour:
8inch armour plating at front
7inch on sides
6inch at rear

These are used primarily to kill other super heavies of other armies or traitor units or large infantry formations!
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Infernomonster Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
not realy worth the contest entry. It's not even finished. It just has the base colors on it. No weathering or shading effects.
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, I have come along way in painting ability since then, still improving though
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TheChosenDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
This could be an interesting battle, your banesword against my shadowsword:P I really like the rules of the shadowsword..... if you hit.... (with a template) you immediatly penetrate the armour:O and you get a +1 to the vehicle penetration roll:O yippie kai yeah motherf**kers:P
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yeah i nearly went the shadowsword route but I only really play one guy regularuy who has a super heavy, but he often combines his guardsmen with my sisters chaosmarines so the huge template is great at thinning out the numbers, besides i am yet to see a bane blade survie my tried and tested way of killing it. (terminators with thunderhammers telporting next to it) tho the quickest one was when I shot his baneblade with a single shot from a marine carrying a lascannon, front armour hit, scored nothing but 6's ont he dice roll and took it out with one shot causing multiple explosions in it taking off all its Structurepoints, we both kinda sat there laughing at it, til he realised I still had all 4 of my land raiders on the table (evillaugh)
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TheChosenDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I kept the tank modifiable:P I can change the turret and all weapon pieces.... yeah it sucks when the shadowsword barrel falls off, but heey, it works. You really wanna teleport some termies next to a shadowsword that is backed up by mega nobz? or a shitload of boys?:P not even termies will survive that amount:P tried and tested with some friends......several times:P yeah I know the feeling.... I once played against someone fielding Abaddon.... My heavy weaponteam kept hitting the termies, taking them out in 2 turns, none of my plasma guns blew up and hit that same 10 men termie squad decimating it and leaving abaddon with one wound, before he could charge Yarrick and a unit of veterans....... and he rolls a double one for his deamon weapon..... losing his last wound:P the guy gave up after it..... I had to keep myself from laughing:P I took out a Stompa with a vendetta once, because my shadowsword kept missing or not rolling high enough =(
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Warpvermine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I'm getting my hands one of of these myself soon, it's a brilliant kit. Titan hunters are a little pointless in most games that I play so I won't be building the same one, maybe something more close range.

Still, what grounds are they judging you on in this competition?

This tank is massively under-painted if it's a competition judged purely on paintwork - imperial paint schemes are for the most fairly minimal, but you could pick out the bolts, add some dirt around the tracks, stick a commissar in the turret and stencil on some numbers and a whole load of other things that would easily give this tank more ''life''. This is an awesome tank, and I think that you should put more effort into it's paint job.
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Uh the comp is just a genral one for vehicles in 40K and to be honset I am not a goos painter anyway, but the comp gave me a reasin to buy the kit:D I intend to do some more to it as I improve but it is the only Guard unit I have, my main army is Space marines and I am building a Chaos daemon army for 40k too!
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Warpvermine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Admittedly, I do like this new kit - I'll definitely be getting my hands on one when I'm finished with my numerous superheavies I'm working on now.

I was gutted when I found out about this competition 'cus when I read about it, I'd just completed my second Plague Reaper... Shame that you've gotta send in pictures of it incompleted before you send in the main picture.
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Palandrose Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice, but needs more umph. needs some battel damege and such. outher wise very nice, and when dose the new codex come out?? cuz i want to play gaurd soon.
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I need to improve at paintinf first though, I acutally am a Space marine and Chaos Daemon player but I added the superheavy for more punch against certain enemies! The new Guard code is out in May
Check the website for details [link]
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magicswordz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
paint your rivits D:<
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I might later on but not yet
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:worry: Please don't set that on my Tyranids. I'm scared. What am I saying - you wait till I have some more Carniflex running around the battlefield! :evillaugh:
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:worry: Please don't set that on my Tyranids. I'm scared. What am I saying - you wait till I have some more Carniflex running around the battlefield! :evillaugh:
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
OOps 2 messages! lol
Haha Bring it! But I intend to squash Ian;s gaurds with it!
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Squashing Ian's guards is fun, but just too easy.
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Looks great to me I see you paint all the guns bare metal Was that standard on Imperial tanks?
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to paint them like that but on smaller weapons like storm bolters i paint the caing differntly as you will see when I have finished the razorback.

Eachregiment in warhammer 40k uses there own schemes
some do them blacked out or just darker
I used 3 paints on them after undercoating the entire tank with "Chaos Black"
I then pick out metal works and guns with "tin bitz" before colouring them with "boltgun metal"
then in an attenot to age them a little like the tracks I used a wash ink called "devlan mud" to darken them off, it is my preference most regiments paint the main gun the same as the rest of the tank.
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Thanks for the info :)
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
NP anytime you need help if ypu stat making these kits let me know
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M1dor1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Great :D but the armore plates seems to simple ^^' what about inking the plates with smokey-ink ore something else and brushing the clinchs ? this could creat a great "used" effect :).
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I actually washed the tracks and weapons with devlan mud but yeah I am not that good at painting, I doubt I will win the contest but I did suggest it to the club so I thought I would try!

My camera is not very good either, on the table it does look used

As I improve and have played a few games I intend to make battle damage to it, seeing as my main ene,y is tyrannids it will get banged around a foar bit!
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M1dor1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
^^ great idea to make battle damage to it .
I hope i will never meet such a machine in battle XD i'm an eldar player and momentanly my army couldn't handle such a hardly armored enemy easily .
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
heh thos a new kit, it makes 1 of 6 super heavies of your choice, I chose one that is an all rounder to hunt my mates baneblade!
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M1dor1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
one question does it have structure points ? and if it has , how many ? i never played the apocalypse rules ^^'
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
yeah it does have, it has 3.
The Apocaylpse rules just mean you can use evrything in your collection
there are specif units like this that you can use or formations of normale units in them, for example the entire 1st company of a marine chapter!
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M1dor1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
ah thats it :)
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David-presents Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, that reminds me of the an joke. A little boy told his father, "Dad, when I grow up I want to drive a tank!" So his father said, "Son, if that's what you want to do, then I won't stand in your way!"

I certainly wouldn't stand in the way if I saw that coming!
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pablodiablo316 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
haha!

Well I have not used it in a battle yet but it is very nasty stat wise, the game uses inches for measuring movement and ranges. To give you an idea of how big the shell is......it's blast template is 10 inches across! It is nearly the strongest gun in the game and there is no armour in the game it cannot penetrate! (good thing it is in my army then!)
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