I wanted the hydraulic pistons on the shield to look like they had ball joints on the end. Im not sure it quite came out right. But the joint on the wheel was mostly what I was referring to. The issue there was I needed to extend the coupling of the wheel to fit the tiny peg that juts out of the side of the artillery piece (It's almost an exact fit, otherwise.) But the green stuff work just looks terrible and I think I might actually pull it all off in favor of just reconstructing the axle with a longer section of rod (as I've done with the second HAC i just picked up).
I hate to say this, but it's a bit 40K. Which is fine if you're OK with that.
Honestly, I'm not super okay with it looking a bit "40k", but I wanted the look of a retro style tank for the theme I was trying to achieve and that meant slapping on some 40k bits. But I also saw what it would look like with just the treads thanks to other people's conversions and I wasn't wholly impressed with that look either.
I like it! Of course, I made a similar Fun Carriage conversion, so I'm biased. I bet this was a lot easier to convert, though.
Well, everything felt like it pretty much fit right together except for the smoke stacks on the back. There were more than a few moments I thought I ruined everything and would need to buy a new one while trying to hack those up and make them fit...
Honestly, I'm not super okay with it looking a bit "40k", but I wanted the look of a retro style tank for the theme I was trying to achieve and that meant slapping on some 40k bits.
I think a part of the issue is the panel lines and details on the sides look a bit too modern for Warmachine; if you covered those up with plasticard and maybe added some steampunky-details (lots of pipes and valves and boilers etc) then it would be a lot less noticeable.
I know that the paint looks a little caked on, and, honestly, that's kind of the look I wanted. Every vehicle we had in the army had at least 10 layers of caked on paint and I wanted these jacks to look the same way.
The concept here is to convert an Ogrun Bokur into a "Forge Guard... guard". This is just a mock up with sticky tack first. I'll be redoing the sculpt with green stuff over the weekend. The hammer, though is made from a MoW Demo Corps with a bit of green stuff and a bit of plastic rod added.