Power of the Machine Spirit

Some players prefer boots on the ground and some prefer the rumble of big tanks.
With the Imperial Guard Codex breathing new life into "treadheads" everywhere, the FTW Bloggers were tasked with collecting everything they could that concerned "armour" in 40k... and not just Guard stuff either.

Here's what we came up with. From modeling to painting and tactics, with a little bit of everything in between. If it deals with armour, it's probably in here.

If you've got something that you'd like to add, leave a comment with a link and I'll get it added.

Armour in General:
Battle Damage using a sponge by The Painting Corps
Door Hinging: How to by Dawn Crusaders Chronicles
Gouache Lining to add detail to tanks by The Painting Corps
Painting large, flat surfaces by The Painting Corps
Salt and Hairspray Weathering by The Painting Corps
Scale Models for conversions by John's Toy Soldiers
Tank Weathering by The Painting Corps
Tank Weathering Resources by The Painting Corps
Tarps from paper by The Painting Corps
Using your tanks effectively by The Back 40k

Armoured Car conversion by John's Toy Soldiers
Baneblade Plaguereaper conversion by John's Toy Soldiers
Daemonic Possession on Vindicators by Warpstone Flux
Halftrack conversion by John's Toy Soldiers
Malcador Defender by John's Toy Soldiers
Malcador kitbash by John's Toy Soldiers
Predator with spikes by Warpstone Flux
Rhino: Death Guard conversion by Warpstone Flux
Stalk Tank by The Manufactorum
Usurper Assault SPG conversion by John's Toy Soldiers

War Walkers: Tactica by Meandering the Dune Sea

Imperial Guard:
Baneblade by John's Toy Soldiers
Baneblade Super Heavy Tank by Cadian 127th Regiment
Cerberus Halftrack conversion by The Sabre and Dice
Chimeras by Pathfinder
Death Strike Missile Launcher by John's Toy Soldiers
Hellhound by Pathfinder
Hellhound by WeeMen
Hellhound conversion by The Back 40k
Hellhound unit review by Sepulchre of Heroes
Leman Russ Executioner Conversion by Terran Forge
Leman Russ Exterminator by John's Toy Soldiers
Leman Russ Vanquisher by Terran Forge
Leman Russ Weapon Sponsons by Cadian 127th Regiment
Light Armored Vehicle lists by The Back 40k
Rough Riders as Tank Defenders by Pathfinder
Sentinels by Cadian 127th Regiment
Sentinels by Pathfinder
Sentinel by John's Toy Soldiers
Sentinels: Tactica by Defending Humanity
Shadowsword by John's Toy Soldiers
Shadowsword Variants, choosing the right one by Pathfinder
Shadowsword Variants, simple conversion by WeeMen
Siege Mortar conversion Part 1, Part 2 by John's Toy Soldiers
Stormlord by Models not Toys
Tank Company Photos by Cadian 127th Regiment
Tank names by Cadian 127th Regiment

Battlewagon by John's Toy Soldiers
Battle Wagon by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Def Rolla (scratchbuilt) by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Deathrolla by John's Toy Soldiers
Dreadnought (scrathcbuilt) by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Gunwagon by John's Toy Soldiers
Looted Gorgon by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Skullhamma Battle Fortress by John's Toy Soldiers

Space Marines
Dreadnought by WeeMen
Drop Pod by WeeMen
Land Raider Ares by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Land Raider Crusader vs. Redeemer by Imperius Dominatus
Landspeeder conversion by Santa Cruz Warhammer
Landspeeder: Magnetizing by Pit of the Oni
Landspeeder Tornado by WeeMen
Predator: Adding magnets by The Mechanicum
Predator Configurations by Sons of Twilight
Predator Turret: Magnetizing by The Painting Corps
Razorback by WeeMen
Razorback: Magnetizing by Pit of the Oni
Razorback and Vindicator (MK1 models) by WeeMen
Rhino(s) by WeeMen
Rhino by Space Wolves Grey
Rhino: Painting Tactical squad arrows by Ron Saikowski (FTW)
Rhino/Predator assembly:What to do and what not to do by The Mechanicum
Rhino/Predator magnetizing by The Painting Corps
Rhino: Magnetizing by Pit of the Oni
Rhino: Tactics by Black Matt's Black Legion Blog
Rhino vs Razorback by Sons of Twilight
Venerable Dreadnought by Space Wolves Grey
Vindicator by WeeMen
Vindicator Squadron Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 by WeeMen

Additional Downloads and Links:
5ed Guide to Armour by Ron Saikowski (FTW)
GW Apocalypse Datasheets for the big stuff
Counters to keep track of vehicle status by Ron Saikowski (FTW)
Titans: DIY templates

And just for fun:
Stompa fight by John's Toy Soldiers

Ron, From the WarpIf you've got any questions about something in this post, shoot me a comment and I'll be glad to answer. Make sure to share your hobby tips and thoughts in the comments below!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice collaborative post. I know I'll definitely be using some of those weathering techniques.


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