Friday, 27 November 2009

Poxy Proxy Predator

So my first step in building the poxy proxy Predator was to find a shell, this is a Lego techincs box, black and orange, and was in it's unaltered state a close match in size for the Rhino APC model that the Games Workshop make. And so the story starts.

Now in the game Warhammer 40,000 you are meant to fight battles over alien worlds, and I personally wouldn't like the idea of putting a simple box on the table top and saying that that counts as a Predator, so I went out and bought a small tank model kit. And after a happy hour of building I had a turret and a spare chassis I can use at a later date.
Okay this is to show people that don't know what a Land Raider looks like, it's a massive £35 to buy from the Games Workshop, and while I do want one, I can't afford it right now.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Poxy Proxy Predator Project

Or my big, bad stupid time wasting idea.

A while ago now I was laid off from work, and I decided to get back into Warhammer 40,000, along side other things. For this table top war game I started out with a Space Marine Army, good shooting, good armour save, and cool looking models. So I'd built up my army as I was going along, a few Commanders, lots of troops, elites and fast attacks, and then it came to the heavy support choices, I wanted 2 Devastator squads of marines, they can be equipped with up to 4 heavy weapons and a tank. Space Marines get 2 choices of tank either a Predator or a Land Raider, a bloody huge war machine, and the best tank avaibul to the Human player.

Me I choose top go with the Predator, but I didn't want to just use the kit that the Games Workshop produced, I wanted to build my own tank for the game, what I need was the parts, and these I found on the local flea market, held on a Monday in Chorley, Lancashire.