The other day I picked up a small lot of guardsmen (because you can never have enough guardsmen) which included a Chimera. However the Chimera is in pretty bad shape: half the tracks are missing, the lasgun arrays are broken, and the previous owner spent quite a bit of time attaching random stuff to the top with plastic cement. Now I've been meaning to get into scratchbuilding, and this seems like a nice project to get started. The sides are in fairly decent shape, and so is the front & bottom of the hull.
So I'll probably rip out the back bit, and try to replace it with a creation of my own. I'm just not quite sure what to go with. After a bit of research I found a couple of papercraft templates that I can use as a guide of sorts, but I imagine some projects (like basilisks, wyverns, etc.) are a bit to ambitious for a first time.
They actually didn't save any time, quite the opposite... but I have a bad problem with pushing the 50% games workshop plastic limits of every model, so it was almost worth it to salvage the tracks toward a new kit bash... almost. The GW tracks just slip in there so effortlessly. But a lil' green stuff, modeling pumice & paint who the eff cares?
Last Edit: Jul 9, 2018 12:44:33 GMT -5 by that1guy
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Post by Major Downer on Jul 13, 2018 7:24:20 GMT -5
I've had the same Chimera issue as you before, I tured mine into a Hell Hound using old bits I had, however I wished I'd turned it into a Trojan.
Paint striping, BioStrip 20 is the best I have used and would recommend to any one, ebay £10 and you can re-use it,I really get my moneys worth out of it. I'll take pictures for everyone this weekend, as I'll be stripping... Old sisters... Of battle.
If you need tank tracks and bits, I can hook you up? Let me know and I'll get it sorted.
Thanks MD; I'm going to try my hand at making some of the stuff out of plasticard, simply because I want to give it a shot. Should I fail horribly I'll be sure to let you know. And if it works, there are plenty of poor quality chimera's to be found.
Over here we have something called Dasty, which works great for stripping paint (or cleaning just about anything) it'll leave some of the undercoat in place, but take off just about everything else. It also costs about $15 for a gallon, so I'm all set when it comes to my paint stripping needs.