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Da Bank



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PostSubject: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:42 am

Just purchased on ebay a Rambo Helicopter and boat on 1/48 scale. From what I am reading 1/48 works well for 28m figures.

Looking to build up a Catachan squad to go with these two items.

No rules for either vehicle but thought it would be fun to create some dioramas with them.

http://www.helokit.com/?p=2107

I tried saving the pics and downloading them but it didn't work.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:53 am

Pics!!! Pics, or didn\'t hap




Excellent! Mr. Burns What you visualizing to do?

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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:27 am

I want to try to create a jungle terrain area, maybe 2 feet by 2 feet square.

A river in the middle and the boat traveling through being attacked Orks from the land and maybe have the helicopter on a Valkerie stand flying in for support.

Thanks for posting the pics, when I tried saving the pics this AM, they would only save as internet and not as a true pic.

I love the IG and I don't have a Catachan squad and I would like to have one to add to my squads.

Help, ideas, suggestions are welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 am

The helicopter seems to be 1:72 scale?
the boat looks right though.

If you need any junk parts I have a stack of old models many of them ww2 & vietnam era.

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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:39 pm

Yes... the helicopter seems kindda small... UNLESS you make it an OLD wreck. That way you could put it on separate parts (some even missing) and it would still create the illusion of the chopper.

Two Words... PLASTIC PLANTS.

They are cheap (you can find them also on the Dollar Store!) I got many in Michael's too... cheap is good. Remember that in order to make the illusion you need to 'paint' the plants too. Drybrushing them a different tone of green (or watever) would be enough. That way your other 'terrain' matches the colors and all looks like it belongs. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:58 pm

Mord/Dysturbed

Good points. If helicopter is too small maybe it can be a crash site (Valkyerie Down Scenario) and the boat is coming in for a rescue.

Yea, I need cheap jungle terrain as GW's jungle terrain is obscenely over priced.

Once I get it in I will take pics with models next to it.

I did get(EBAY) a painted Valkerie also as a back up.

I am excited as it has been awhile since I have put anything together and PE 2012 has helped get the creative juices flowing.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:44 pm

Da Bank wrote:
...and PE 2012 has helped get the creative juices flowing.

creative juices... aaaarrrrrr

Really cool project Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:38 pm

@mud

That was good. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:13 pm

Check out this link: http://imperialguardconversions.blogspot.com/2010/11/sly-marbo-conversion.html

There are more unique Catachan models. This one on Sly Marbo gave me a great idea that I will have to borrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:35 pm

cheap jungle terrain?
chect this: http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=17736&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=alien+look+terrain
this guy are crazy!
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:58 pm

That is one awesome tutorial Dr!zzt

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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:48 am

lol... "Sly Marbo"... Also that bow needs a string! Just Kidding
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:48 am

Thanks Drizzt! I can't believe you can make that much terrain out of plastic.

@Snixy. Yea, needs a string but nice conversion.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:10 am

Hey! I didn't say a word that's mine!
although i'm stealing some ideas from him --> PE 2012 trees and bushes aproach Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:55 am

Did anyone else notice their is an RPG rocket attached to Rambo's M60 Machine gun on the front of the box? That is odd.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:46 pm

The Boat and Helicopter arrived today and Dysturbed was correct, the helicopter is a bit small. Both models came in the same box and are 1/48 scale.

Here are some pics. Overall the height of GW models and 1/48 is the same (without base) but 1/48 models are slimmer and GW models are fuller or thicker models (girth).

The boat will be great to have some fun with as I can figure out how to mount some bolters and etc to it.

The helicopter might have to be "blackhawk down" or crashed aspect of this diorama to help hide the side differences. Maybe a 1/40 scale or 1/35 would work but I am afraid 1/35 will be too big.

Below are the pics.






Model inside boat has NO BASE. Model on back of boat has base.








Model inside Boat has a base. Making him too tall.







Model knelling inside helicopter is still too big but is also on base but without the GW model is still a little big for the model.
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:29 pm

Here is an idea from Flames of War on a crashed Huey. I think this is the way I am going to try to go.








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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:47 pm

Some info on someone's jungle terrain.
Maybe others could use the ideas.

http://www.fightingtigersofveda.com/terrainjungle.html

Here is some reasonable priced jungle terrain.
I have not used them but came across it today.
http://www.theterrainguy.com/312injupatr1.html
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PostSubject: Re: Catachan Project: Helicopter and Boat   Sun May 06, 2012 9:37 am

Any ideas on how to paint the boat? (See pics above).

Should I prime it black or white? I would imagine I would keep the boat a grey color.
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