We got a problem ere, all r enemies av lotz of transports for dere boyz, plus deres da big critters dat rip though r tanks like deyz nuffing, so we created the Dakka Tank to unleash lotz of powerful dakka on da enemy; So look out boyz wez gonna unleash the DAKKA!
I took the Dakka Tank to my gaming club a few weeks back and while they loved it they couldn’t help but be concerned with its size.
True it’s only a few mm shorter and slimmer than a Basilisk, but it is still half the size in length. Someone then made an ingenious suggestion to add a little trailer to it therefore increasing it to the correct length.
So I went back home that evening and created a trailer using my old ‘Little Bugger’ tank that was no longer needed due to the Squig tanks representing the sentinels now.
It worked so well that I built a new trailer using one of the wartrakks I had kicking around. I also added a banner to increase the rear height for purposes of line of sight.
At last Ive finally completed the Dakka Tank; representing a Hydra flak tank for those of you who cant realise that due to the weapons.
First thing Ill say is that turret is a right pain to paint and getting rid of the mould lines aint easy neither, so I aint looking to the creating the 2nd one.
As for the tank Im very pleased with it, especially the smaller details such as the ladder for the gunner and oil spill which I used to cover a slip up I made during painting. I added some resin bolts to the leman russ turret to give it a more sturdy look and replaced the original bridge for the two sides of the turret with an ork biker bit that has a small motor in the middle, perfect for powering the gun feeders.
Some people have expressed concern for the size of the model since I maybe taking the grots to the UK Throne Of Skulls tournament later this year. The tank is the same width as a rhino and with the turret is just a bit higher than a predator, so this shouldnt matter especially as theyll operate in a squadron so theyll be easy to spot.
Youll see more of this tank later on in the project as Im planning to have alternative turrets for a Griffon Mortar and Medusa variant.
Im now gonna start work on a much simpler model, the grot signature vehicle; The Doom-Vee, Im working on two different types of mud caps for the wheels which Ill upload tomorrow so I can get feedback on which one looks better.