Blood Pact Stalk Tank- Mantis

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Blood Pact Stalk Tank- Mantis

Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

22 Apr 2011, 12:06 #1

Hi guys!
I want to re-create a Blood Pact Stalk Tank from BL "Sabbat Worlds Crusade" sketch.
This is the drawing of the Mantis Tank:


Well, the first step is a simple prototype just to get the measures


Afterwards, i made plasticard legs to mould and duplicate with resin




Please give me some feedbacks and advices. What do you think about my project?
T(h)anks in advance!!
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Joined: 02 Sep 2008, 15:43

22 Apr 2011, 12:17 #2

Looking good so far, and those are some good scratch-building skills you have.

I was going to make a rather pedantic point about preying mantises having 6 legs...
...and then I noticed the two weapon mounts at the front and I [I Swear Too Much] up :D
Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T.C.
Providing it's with dignity.
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Joined: 13 Nov 2007, 06:51

22 Apr 2011, 14:59 #3

Wow! looking really good! As stated nice skills :o
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

23 Apr 2011, 06:13 #4

Hi!
I have built the hipbone of the Mantis and i have reproduced it with resin

This is more or less the general aspect of the Mantis central body.

Now i am working on the back body with the cockpit and the upper carapace
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Joined: 29 Sep 2008, 11:58

23 Apr 2011, 07:46 #5

hi tallia! good to see you here too :P
nice work, hope to see more soon
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

25 Apr 2011, 20:09 #6

Here are the progresses on my project...
The arms:


The carapace with torso :



and the carapace closeup:
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Joined: 13 Nov 2007, 06:51

26 Apr 2011, 01:50 #7

I bow down to you good sir! You do things I think I can do, but the key is you have done it! Very awesome and inspirational!
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

29 Apr 2011, 21:10 #8

Hello There!
I almost [I Swear Too Much] the Mantis Tank, it is now on its feet!!
Boo!!



It is not done yet, i still need to decide about the weapon system.
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Joined: 06 Sep 2005, 10:42

29 Apr 2011, 21:38 #9

Fantastically done (and creepy too), seems like a lot of work for a sentinel though... lol
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Joined: 13 Nov 2007, 06:51

30 Apr 2011, 16:48 #10

That is just amazing! Such great detail! What did you use to make your mold and what resin did you cast it with? Also I noticed in your 2nd pic there is a little silver 6 legged(I can see 3 legs asuming it has 3 more) walker in the background. Kinda looks like it might have a purple plastic egg in it? Any chance of a closeup?
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

30 Apr 2011, 20:17 #11

Coco @ Apr 30 2011, 04:48 PM wrote: That is just amazing! Such great detail! What did you use to make your mold and what resin did you cast it with? Also I noticed in your 2nd pic there is a little silver 6 legged(I can see 3 legs asuming it has 3 more) walker in the background. Kinda looks like it might have a purple plastic egg in it? Any chance of a closeup?
Hi! Thank you! I m so happy you like it!!
The purple walker in the background is a Happy Meal McDonalds gift... It is a [Warning No Swearing] robot that makes noises... I think a heavy Slaanesh possession!! ;)
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Joined: 26 Jul 2008, 10:24

30 Apr 2011, 22:15 #12

This is a really nice one, I especially like the carapace armor and the front arms! :thumbup:
As Coco already said, very inspirational!
Nine of ten voices in my head tell me i´m not insane. The other one hums the melody of tetris....
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Joined: 12 Apr 2008, 18:50

02 May 2011, 22:07 #13

Siiiiik :D
Please vote for me in the Halo 4 Soundtrack Competition to help me win a new Xbox 360 because I'm a cheapskate :D
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Joined: 20 May 2005, 06:17

03 May 2011, 14:33 #14

Wow that is fantastic.. weird, creepy and it looks great!

:thumbup:
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

25 May 2011, 08:15 #15

et voilà!





Blood for the Blood God!!!
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Joined: 07 Apr 2008, 19:22

25 May 2011, 09:07 #16

Dam that sone fine looking stalk tank I love the belly driver that is so cool and with the glazed stomach is such a great idea and achieved so well great work :thumbup: :jaw: :jaw:

I would buy a stalk tank if it looked like that ;)
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Joined: 01 Oct 2010, 19:20

25 May 2011, 10:13 #17

Yeah that is one AWESOME stalk tank you have there :D
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Joined: 07 May 2009, 08:03

25 May 2011, 10:15 #18

Duuuuude! That looks very, very cool! Very well executed. :tongue:
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Joined: 24 Jun 2007, 23:39

25 May 2011, 14:12 #19

Looks like Frenzy's evil older brother.
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Joined: 24 Nov 2008, 11:17

26 May 2011, 07:02 #20

I haven't seen this before!
Regarding both design, building and painting, your work is just wonderful!
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Joined: 04 Jun 2006, 17:11

26 May 2011, 09:38 #21

Tremendous scratch building and execution! It's a great looking result which looks like a professional kit - in fact I think people would pay to buy kits from you.

Fantastic work, and really nice painted [I Swear Too Much] model!

You just need some little mini locusts to use as jetbikes now :)
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Joined: 03 May 2009, 00:29

26 May 2011, 10:04 #22

axiom @ May 26 2011, 09:38 AM wrote: Tremendous scratch building and execution! It's a great looking result which looks like a professional kit - in fact I think people would pay to buy kits from you.
Would just have to call it a mantis tank and not sell it with the khorne symbol or any GW bits on it. But that would sell like hot cakes if you got it cast up.
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Joined: 06 Nov 2007, 16:44

18 Jun 2011, 05:20 #23

As long as the price isn't bad I'd buy 4 to start.
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Joined: 24 Jan 2008, 14:04

21 Jun 2011, 20:48 #24

Lord Of Rebirth @ Jun 18 2011, 05:20 AM wrote:As long as the price isn't bad I'd buy 4 to start.
Hey there,

I sent you an email because your inbox (PM) was [Warning No Swearing].
Let me know...

Tallia
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Joined: 20 Oct 2006, 17:08

23 Jun 2011, 16:01 #25

I would also be interested. Send a PM if you ever decide to make some more.

Thanks!

Matt
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