Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ragnarok Tank - Opinion Needed

After going back and consulting the picture of the Epic Armageddon Ragnarok, shown here...


...I decided to revisit my Ragnarok and add some side armor. What I have come up with is this, just roughed in mind you...



Here is the tank without the side armor...


which should I go with?



Input is greatly appreciated.

The war goes on,
Hessler

9 comments:

Chris said...

I think the side armour works brilliantly - without it looks too WWII, with it's perfect :)

Mordian7th said...

I agree - the side armor definitely takes it a step closer to the epic style model which is a good thing in my opinion. It's really looking good!

Reverend Tiberius said...

Agreed, side armour! All of the imperial tanks keep their wheels covered, the side armour keeps the Ragnarok looking like it would fit in alongside Russes and Chimeras. (It might be fun to have a battle damage hole in part of the side armour, showing the inner workings, though).

Rabidchild said...

Cover up all those beautiful worky-bits with boring flat panels? Never! :)

Actually I think it would look pretty good if it was flush with the side rather than extended out with the spacer you have along the top. In the epic models the tracks look much like a Chimera or a Russ while yours more resembles WW2 Sch├╝rzen. I'm looking forward to the finished product either way. Keep up the good work.

Col. Hessler said...

I already agree that the side armor needs to stay. I found some plasticard in the bits room with a cool looking pattern too it.

@Rev Tiberius: Some battle damage is well warranted...I like the idea.

@Rabidchild: I understand the flush idea and I agree but I can't come up with a descent way to attach the panels. They would look a little silly just "floating" in the middle of the track. No worries, I'm not done tinkering yet ;-)

slipwing said...

I like it with the side armor. Very nice tank BTW!

sonsoftaurus said...

What I think would be ten shades of awesome:

1) keep the side panels - looks good, extra space for stowage/insignia and so on.

2) keep them detachable

3) model damage to the wheels and such normally hidden by the panels. When you get an Immobilized result, take the side panels off. :-)

the other Kevin said...

Count my vote for the side armor!

CommissarHarris said...

Definitely needs side armour