Sunday, 30 July 2017
WIP: Home-Grown Mastodon
The Mastodon is one of the largest land vehicles available to the Space Marines, and now their evil cousins can take one of these mountains of ceramite. But with a pricetag matching its size, I thought I'd have a go at building my own.
And I had the perfect donor vehicles. I had a leman russ and two thirds of a land raider doing nothing usedul, and with some wider tracks looted from baneblades and Blood and Skulls Industry, this formed the basis of the tank.
Next was to block out the hull. The giant tank is mainly plasticard, build around the four track units. So far I've only build the basic structure with no details. I plan to skin the tank in armour later down the line.
I've also started two of the main weapons. The first, the Melta array, is a Knights melta cannon turned on its side. With little work it is the perfect start.
Next, it's the soulreaper areay. I had a spare hunter cannon, so with a mult-barrel tip from a hades autocannon, it formed the perfect count-as.
It is still early days, but I can see it coming together, slowly, but surely. The next step will be the front. I want to keep motovated, so I'll make a start on the front doors and the rest of the melta array.