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Title: Blood Pact Stalk Tank- Mantis
Description: 2011 GW Tilea Conversion Contest Winner


reggimento tallia - April 22, 2011 12:06 PM (GMT)
Hi guys!
I want to re-create a Blood Pact Stalk Tank from BL "Sabbat Worlds Crusade" sketch.
This is the drawing of the Mantis Tank:
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Well, the first step is a simple prototype just to get the measures
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Afterwards, i made plasticard legs to mould and duplicate with resin
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Please give me some feedbacks and advices. What do you think about my project?
T(h)anks in advance!!

T.C. - April 22, 2011 12:17 PM (GMT)
Looking good so far, and those are some good scratch-building skills you have.

I was going to make a rather pedantic point about preying mantises having 6 legs...
...and then I noticed the two weapon mounts at the front and I shut up :D

Coco - April 22, 2011 02:59 PM (GMT)
Wow! looking really good! As stated nice skills :o

reggimento tallia - April 23, 2011 06:13 AM (GMT)
Hi!
I have built the hipbone of the Mantis and i have reproduced it with resin
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This is more or less the general aspect of the Mantis central body.

Now i am working on the back body with the cockpit and the upper carapace

Skaag - April 23, 2011 07:46 AM (GMT)
hi tallia! good to see you here too :P
nice work, hope to see more soon

reggimento tallia - April 25, 2011 08:09 PM (GMT)
Here are the progresses on my project...
The arms:
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The carapace with torso :
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and the carapace closeup:
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Coco - April 26, 2011 01:50 AM (GMT)
I bow down to you good sir! You do things I think I can do, but the key is you have done it! Very awesome and inspirational!

reggimento tallia - April 29, 2011 09:10 PM (GMT)
Hello There!
I almost finished the Mantis Tank, it is now on its feet!!
Boo!!
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It is not done yet, i still need to decide about the weapon system.

maxxev - April 29, 2011 09:38 PM (GMT)
Fantastically done (and creepy too), seems like a lot of work for a sentinel though... lol

Coco - April 30, 2011 04:48 PM (GMT)
That is just amazing! Such great detail! What did you use to make your mold and what resin did you cast it with? Also I noticed in your 2nd pic there is a little silver 6 legged(I can see 3 legs asuming it has 3 more) walker in the background. Kinda looks like it might have a purple plastic egg in it? Any chance of a closeup?

reggimento tallia - April 30, 2011 08:17 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Coco @ Apr 30 2011, 04:48 PM)
That is just amazing! Such great detail! What did you use to make your mold and what resin did you cast it with? Also I noticed in your 2nd pic there is a little silver 6 legged(I can see 3 legs asuming it has 3 more) walker in the background. Kinda looks like it might have a purple plastic egg in it? Any chance of a closeup?

Hi! Thank you! I m so happy you like it!!
The purple walker in the background is a Happy Meal McDonalds gift... It is a funny robot that makes noises... I think a heavy Slaanesh possession!! ;)

Mr.Schande - April 30, 2011 10:15 PM (GMT)
This is a really nice one, I especially like the carapace armor and the front arms! :thumbup:
As Coco already said, very inspirational!

(Trenchfoot) - May 2, 2011 10:07 PM (GMT)
Siiiiik :D

GreyDeath - May 3, 2011 02:33 PM (GMT)
Wow that is fantastic.. weird, creepy and it looks great!

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reggimento tallia - May 25, 2011 08:15 AM (GMT)
et voilą!
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Blood for the Blood God!!!

lone dirty dog - May 25, 2011 09:07 AM (GMT)
Dam that sone fine looking stalk tank I love the belly driver that is so cool and with the glazed stomach is such a great idea and achieved so well great work :thumbup: :jaw: :jaw:

I would buy a stalk tank if it looked like that ;)

Beregond - May 25, 2011 10:13 AM (GMT)
Yeah that is one AWESOME stalk tank you have there :D

Meph - May 25, 2011 10:15 AM (GMT)
Duuuuude! That looks very, very cool! Very well executed. :tongue:

MrBigMr - May 25, 2011 02:12 PM (GMT)
Looks like Frenzy's evil older brother.

le Mediko - May 26, 2011 07:02 AM (GMT)
I haven't seen this before!
Regarding both design, building and painting, your work is just wonderful!

axiom - May 26, 2011 09:38 AM (GMT)
Tremendous scratch building and execution! It's a great looking result which looks like a professional kit - in fact I think people would pay to buy kits from you.

Fantastic work, and really nice painted finished model!

You just need some little mini locusts to use as jetbikes now :)

Fosner1703 - May 26, 2011 10:04 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (axiom @ May 26 2011, 09:38 AM)
Tremendous scratch building and execution! It's a great looking result which looks like a professional kit - in fact I think people would pay to buy kits from you.

Would just have to call it a mantis tank and not sell it with the khorne symbol or any GW bits on it. But that would sell like hot cakes if you got it cast up.

Lord Of Rebirth - June 18, 2011 05:20 AM (GMT)
As long as the price isn't bad I'd buy 4 to start.

reggimento tallia - June 21, 2011 08:48 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Lord Of Rebirth @ Jun 18 2011, 05:20 AM)
As long as the price isn't bad I'd buy 4 to start.

Hey there,

I sent you an email because your inbox (PM) was full.
Let me know...

Tallia

mplonski - June 23, 2011 04:01 PM (GMT)
I would also be interested. Send a PM if you ever decide to make some more.

Thanks!

Matt

Macal - July 12, 2011 12:35 PM (GMT)
Wow!
Well done, it's a great model! Nice build & paint! Very well done!




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