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Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:47 am

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To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Predator Hull #69812735982-F

My Lord Marshal,

As discussed in the meeting on the Strategium of the Gladius Imperator last last month, we have completed our initial report on the repairs and upgrades to the Predator Hull #69812735982-F acquired as part of the capture of the Landing Pad on the outskirts of New Moscow on Coriolis V, subsequent to our victory against the vile Eldar Xenos.

This particular Predator hull was poorly assembled and was in an incomplete state when we captured the motor pool adjacent to the pad. As yuo can see from the attached hololith, the tracks have not been installed, the weapon sponsons were removed by force, presumably from Eldar sappers, and the main turret is not properly mounted.

This particular tank is a base model with very few actual upgrades besides the storm bolter on the cupola. We believe the hull can be salvaged and placed into service for the XVI Crusade with the following tasks:

-Install new tracks
-Remove and replace the turret mount
-Repair the sponson mounts
-Upgrade the chassis to install a dozer blade
-Add the icons of our glorious Chapter

The Machine Spirit has expressed an eagerness to be refitted to combat readiness, and we are pleased.

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:47 am

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To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Predator Hull #69812735982-F

My Lord Marshal,

Primary repairs are complete on Predator Hull #69812735982-F. <See attached hololith> We have installed new hardware internally and externally, including new control actuators, new treads, new tow cables, chapter icons, turret mount and engine cover. We are now proceeding to apply anticorrosive material and will begin restoration of the Heavy Bolter side sponsons.

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ccgr » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:27 pm

nice work!

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:32 pm

Thanks! Nothing impressive so far but hopefully it'll turn out.
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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:20 am

It looks like 57 times better now. :O
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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:18 pm

It looks like 57 times better now. :O
Thanks! Nothing sadder than a tank with no tracks!

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To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Predator Hull #69812735982-F

My Lord Marshal,

Anticorrosive has been applied to Predator Hull #69812735982-F. <See attached hololith> The side weapon sponsons will be installed next and final paint applied.

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:59 am

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To: Crusade Marshal Fritz VonRichtofen of the XVI Crusade
From: Tech Adept Cestus 5 and Techmarine 1st Class Ernst
Re: Predator Hull #69812735982-F

My Lord Marshal,

Predator Hull #69812735982-F has been redubbed "Templar's Cutlass" and has been added to the inventory of the XVI Crusade and is available for deployment at your discretion.

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ccgr » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:26 am

Looking good!

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby Chozon1 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:36 am

I love it! The Black Templar iconology is amazing.

Should have called it "Templar's Fugate" though. >_>
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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:54 pm

Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback, and it helps me motivate to complete these things...
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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:07 am

Are those details (The cross and numerals) decals, or hand-painted? If they're decals, I've always wondered how to apply them so they don't peel. Then again, I'm a complete modelling newb, so... :P

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Re: Refurbishing an old Predator Tank

Postby ArcticFox » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:00 pm

Are those details (The cross and numerals) decals, or hand-painted? If they're decals, I've always wondered how to apply them so they don't peel. Then again, I'm a complete modelling newb, so... :P
They're decals. ForgeWorld sells a really nice decal sheet for Black Templars and I use them extensively along with the normal decals I have leftover from past models.

When applying decals, I can't stress enough the awesomeness of decal softener. If you have an irregular shape or textured surface to apply decals to, using softener will make the decal conform to the shape tightly. It also helps them stick even if you're applying them to a flat surface. After that's completely dry, a coat of clearcoat will seal them on.
"He who takes offense when no offense is intended is a fool, and he who takes offense when offense is intended is a greater fool."
—Brigham Young

"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus."
—Christopher Hitchens


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