Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AT70 Detailing

Years of sifting through 40k hobby forums has paid off in the form of obessive detailing on the AT70.  I tried to make it look like its bigger brother, the AT83 (also known as the Mortian pattern tank).  Critiques, comments and suggestions appreciated.

AT70 Reaver with stowage, exhausts, engine access and spare fuel tanks added.

Slightly different angle.  Fuel tanks made by cutting two pieces of large tubing and cutting four strips of thin sheeting to wrap around them, mimicing the AT83 at the bottom of the page.

With the turret rotated you can see the filled gap between the hull and the engine deck.  Use brownstuff instead of greenstuff, as brownstuff can be filed and sanded to smoothness afterwards.

Here you can see how I've used the forgeworld leman russ engine filter to mimic the engine deck of the AT83 Brigand.  The engine cover from a leman russ was cut in half and placed to either side with a strip of plasticard placed on the cut side to complete the frame.  Rivets to be added.

And here's the size comparison shot which was requested last time.  The front of my AT70 still needs detailing, but the aft is done bar the rivets.


  1. Yeah, definately going to be targeting those with the barrage of EML's and Bright Lances good sir. Provided the Seer Council doesn't reach them first!
    Great work!

  2. Excellent conversion mate. I love what you've done with the russ engine cover and the rear hatch works so well.

    I can't really suggest any improvements as I think it's a cracking model.

    Can't wait to see it painted.

  3. VERY cool. Loving those barrels.

    Do you happen to know if "brown stuff" translates as "milliput" in Proper English? :D

  4. Great work on the conversion. Are you going to add an extra sponson gun to the front of the tank? The size comparison is cool too. Looking forward to seeing it fully painted.

  5. Very nice work, any plans to have a commander hanging out of the hatch?

  6. It's going to be a great army,

  7. yeah! thanks for the comparison! all this effort is paying off, those tanks look fantastic side by side.

    don't worry about john's bright lances, he will be too busy getting another beat down from me to focus on you. ;)


  8. @Itkovian: I think brown kneadatite is similar to milliput. The kneadatite family of putties look to be similar to milliput, but only the brown stuff is sand-able. Milliput should work, I'm just not sure the properties the different kinds have.

    @CylonDave: Yes indeed, there is a barbette style front mounted gun, you can see it in the previous post.

    @Blitzspear: No commander for this one, but it's not too late to change that. Let me know if you think it needs one when the detailing is finished.

    Thanks to everyone for their kind comments, I'm looking forward to finishing this up so I can continue to grow the army.

  9. Sweet!

    That's a lovely conversion, mate!

  10. Are you going to be decorating these tanks with dismembered Imperial Guard troops? That would be pretty awesome but honestly with the way you have built them I think you could get away without that bit of fluff. As I told you last week, your tanks are looking awesome. Can't wait to blow them up!

  11. Your tank look seriously amazing! I can't wait to see it in person!

  12. I'm very very impressed =]
    Thanks for the comment on my blog btw.
    Hopefully I'll have some cooler pics and plenty of new conversions coming up.
    I might have to look into your tanks for converting up some of my own! They look incredible!
    Really looking forward to looking through ur blog.
    I must admit I admire the effort you put into this army. I was itching to do blood pact myself though couldn't see myself putting in the time to do them the justice they deserve.
    Can't wait to see more!

  13. These are really beautiful tanks! I can't wait to see more of the army. I would love to pit my loyalist guard against this army in a tank battler.