Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Space Marines: Vindicator

I'm sure I've mentioned before that I'm a cheapskate.

I've also mentioned that I love mucking about with models.

And that I have a liking for older models too.

This tank ticks all three boxes for me - a home-made Vindicator tank built out of old bits of wire, plastic tubes and an original Rhino model.

I started work on the siege shield for the front of the tank but haven't got around to finishing it yet.

The rungs were simply made from some bent wire - I dismantled the model, drilled holes and passed the wire through the holes and hot-glued it to the inside.

The main weapon is simply two plastic plumbing tubes cut down to length and one slid into the other.

Those of you with longer memories will remember the problem with the original exhausts on these older models - the bent-over sections at the top are prone to snapping off. I drilled into the main exhaust barrel and replaced the missing parts with some bent wire coathanger (a great modelling aid - keep some handy).