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Full Metal Black Ivan – Finished

Here it is, the outcome of the full metal Black Ivan conversion project. This conversion is based on the classic destroyer chassis instead of the plastic kit. I’m quite happy with the result. Take a look at the front and back picture of the finished ‘jack. Below I added a third picture comparing Black Ivan with a classic Destroyer. The Destroyer is also the first ‘jack I painted about 5 years ago. You probably can spot some progress in painting quality.

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Question: How to fill 2 pts in Harkevich Tier list

Going to play a game of Warmachine this evening and will play a Harkevich tier4 list. Currently the list looks like this:

  • Harkevich, Black Ivan, Decimtaor, Berserker
  • full Winterguard Infantry, UA, Kovnik Joe
  • Mortar, Fieldgun

At this, two points are still left to spend. So what to take? I could add some Mechanics for ‘jack support, Widowmaker Marksman for sniping single targets or 2 Rocketeers, for example. Enemies I’ll face are most probably Cryx and Mercenaries(Damiano) in a 3 player FFA.

Any suggestions?

Harkevich vs Damiano – Pictured Report

I played a game of Warmachine on Staurday with my Khador against a Four Star Mercenary list at 35 points. This was my opponent’s list:

  • Damiano, Mangler, Nomad
  • Steelheads: 10 Halberdiers, 3 Heavy Cavalry, 6 Riflemen, Stannis
  • Ogrun Bokur, Reinholdt, Rhupert Carvolo

My list:

  • Harkevich, Black Ivan, Decimator
  • Great Bears
  • Widowmakers
  • Greylord Ternion, Koldun Lord
  • MoW Demo Corps

It was the first battlefield appearance of the papercraft buildings. I even built an sporadic wall as terrain (yet unpainted) just before the game, that was quite helpful in the lategame. Below comes a short report of the outcome in the captions of the pictures.

Initial setup. The plastic Mercs were originally Warhammer Imperials. Our gaming group is totally okay with conversions like this.

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Full Metal Ivan – Part 5: Closer to the Colour Scheme

Another update of my progress on the full metal Black Ivan. Not as much progress as I would like to have. Christmas events have been stealing a lot of time recently. I hope painting progress will be faster next year. At least I’m getting closer to the final colour scheme.

Full Metal Ivan – Part 4: First Colour

Plain black on this ‘jack would be a little boring. So here are the first colours. Legs are almost finished. Still a lot to paint.

Gun Carriage – Finally Assembled

After having this thing mainly in his box unassembled the last months, I found the time to glue it together. This is a really impressive model and quite heavy even with all the resin. Painting it probably will give me some cramps. The second picture shows my solution for getting to difficult to reach spots for painting while enabling early playability with the model on its base. (Click images for bigger versions)