Monday, December 31, 2007

KIT BASHED LAND RAIDER ARES

AFTER SEEING THIS ON THE GW WEBSITE I HAD TO MAKE ONE.

The Land Raider Ares was created by the Dark Angels Chapter for use by the Deathwing. It features hull-mounted, twin-linked assault cannons, one prow-mounted Demolisher cannon and sponson twin-linked heavy flamers.



USED A LAND RAIDER KIT, THE NEW VINDICATOR SPRUE , FLAMERS FROM THE BANEBLADE AND BITS ORDERED THE METAL ASSAULT CANNONS FROM THE LAND RAIDER CRUSADER.





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And some fancy outside pics.






Update: This has been one of my more popular posts, so I decided to revisit it, and add some comments for those that are looking to build one of these.

Buy a new Crusader kit , it comes with the Assault cannons, the flamers from the Baneblade should be easy to find as bits, they are not often used.

Buy a Vindicator, you get the gun and dozer blade and the front mantlet parts, and you will still have a rhino and extra armor left over after stealing all the parts for this conversion. I actually bought the 3 pack of chaos Vindis, it comes with all the Chaos bits and the command vehicle sprue as well and its the same price.

I decided not to widen the dozer blade, it seemed like more work that it was worth.

Make sure you mount your flamer sposons on the forward hatches as I did , you will get a bit more range from them.

Now go out and build one, and purge the Heretic.

John

11 comments:

  1. nice conversion but it should
    be painted deathwing.

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  2. Anon: There seems to be a difference of opinion regarding units used in conjunction with Deathwing Terminators.

    Some suggest, as yourself, that all units used in a Deathwing force should have bone-colored armor like the Terminators.

    While others believe that the Landraiders and Dreadnoughts are pulled from the standard Dark Angel's armoury and therefore would still be DA Green.

    Frankly I agree that one should paint them how they want. I just so happen to be including a Vindicator with my force (because I'd forgotten about the Ares) and have basecoated it to be bleached bone in color.

    Now were is that unbuilt Crusader box I had and the spare Vindicator sprue, I've got some work to do...

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  4. I think that only things that termies ride in should be Bone White, dedicated transport, even Deathwing crusaders are crewed by techs that dont wear the bone armor and drop pods are all green , only venerable dreds and termies should be white, support vehicles should be green, the inventor of the Ares painted his green with some Bone details, and unfortunately if you go by the fluff it states that "they painted thier Termnator armor bone white to show that they were dead men walking" no mention of vehicles , and the reason the Ares was created was because Deathwing only uses Landraider based vehicles, so I don't think that a Vindi would be painted Bone, but I think people should paint thier models however they like .

    John

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  5. awesome model but every pic is from basically the same angle.

    I'm trying to use yours as a reference to build mine and some top downs and close ups would really help.

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  6. Madtroll-

    ask and ye shall receive.

    I have added a couple pictures of the blade mounts and the front armor/gun area.

    John

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  7. Well I finished building mine the same day I asked for more pics :)

    Looking back I think your way would have been a lot easier.

    heres a link to mine: http://madtroll-underthebridge.blogspot.com/2009/05/land-raider-ares.html

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  8. hey its a relly cool model n alll but i relly n33d sum help tryin 2 build it its annoyin me soooo bad

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  10. Would it be ok to field on of these in a blood angels army?

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