02 September 2008

Chimera WIP (take 2)

Well here's the latest update to the Chimera. Seeing that I'm home all day, I had plenty of time last night and today to do some work on it. So far I think it's pretty good, and the templates for it seem to work well. The 2nd and 3rd should be much easier to build using plasticard.

Low angle shot showing the front. I plan on painting the drivers view port under the armored flap, and putting rivets around the front and side armor as well. I'm actually quite happy with the way the headlight came out, but they are a little hard to see in this pic.

Rear view showing the troop doors. So far other than the doors I haven't done anything back here so expect more later.

A view from the top, you can make out the engine compartment behind the drivers hatch, and the two troop hatchs just behind that.


  1. Is it based on US M113 APC? Or UK FV432 Bulldog? Any case, cool work - unique but still 40K looking.

  2. Thanks for the comment. It's based on the Russian MT-LB, a sort of all purpose tracked chassis. The tracks, lights, and of course turret are all off the 40k tank sprue, the rest is either plasticard or cereal box.