When I first started buying the models for my Imperial Guard army, I purchased somewhere along the lines 14 Chimera's. Seeing how that I was not going to need all 14, I traded one plus cash for a Leman Russ Battle Tank. Since this trade was a few months ago, it is obviously not the new kit.
I started assembling my Leman Russ this past Saturday night and I was able to complete it yesterday. Seeing how I already had new kit for the Leman Russ Executioner, I wanted this Battle Tank to look close to it. So I left off the covers on the tracks and swapped out the turret cover to match the newer one. I think it looks pretty close to my Executioner. I also used some of the extra pieces from the Executioner (Punisher gun, Melta sponsons) and a friend of mine has given me some of the metal Plasma Cannon sponsons so that now I can run the Leman Russ Battle Tank or the Leman Russ Punisher and I can also swap out the sponsons for either Heavy Bolter, Meltaguns or Plasma cannons. I opted not to model the Heavy Flamer sponsons since I usually do not get that close to the enemy with my large tanks. I prefer the sit back and shoot approach.
Anyway, here are a few pictures of the Leman Russ with some of the different add-ons.
|Leman Russ Battle Tank with Lascannon and Heavy Bolters|
|Leman Russ Punisher with Heavy Bolters|
|Plasma cannon sponsons|
Painting Points: 10