Building a Ragnarok  

Posted by CommissarHarris in , ,

A while ago, when rumours of the Death korps of Krieg first started circulating, I thought I'd get ready for the release by building Krieg's own tank: The Ragnarok.

The Ragnarok tank was developed by Krieg loyalists during the Civil war. The loyalists needed a cheaply made, easy to mass produce tank capable of replacing the horrendous losses inflicted in the civil war. Anything simpler than a Leman Russ must be very simple indeed!!

When the Death Korps range started to be released it soon became clear that this quintessentially Krieg tank would not be included in the range
I initially planned to build a squadron of three, Constructed from a mix of kits including the Leman Russ and Chimera along with a few sheets of Plasticard. The basic hull is a chimera, lengthened with an extra panel.<span class=Photobucket" border="0">

The turret ring on the hull and the base of the turret are a Leman Russ, as is the engine bay. The tracks are double linked and all based on a double wheel set. I bought quite a few Chimera road wheels sets for the Hunting Russ. That tank used only the large Chimera road wheels, which left me a large number of small road wheels left over!
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The central span of the hull and the turret itself are entirely plasticard. the back of the turret is modelled on the Russian KV-1 , which IMHO is the inspiration for the Ragnarok in the first place.

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All of the rivets on the tank were cut from plasticard rod. All of this is much simpler construction than Ultrawerk's master piece, but I remain quite proud of it none-the-less.
shortly after I finished construction of the prototype shown here was completed, the tread head phase I was in fated away, and the tank languished at the back of my painting table for a very long time with only the black undercoat you see it in above.
Eventually I vandalised it with a rush paint job to get it on the table for a tournament at SELWIG. With the release last year of Games-Workshop's spray gun I got inspired to paint it properly, When I get back to the UK I'll have a go at getting some photo's up.
I'd still like to have a squadron but that might take a lot longer.

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4 comments

Thats fearsomely awesome! I really think you should go the extra mile and make a squadron - imagine the scale of that!

3 of them rumbling along would be awesome. What rules do you use for it by the way?

19 May 2009 at 09:46

Now I want to steel this tank for my traitor guard :P. There are so many good ideas online though...

19 May 2009 at 17:51
D.Kelly  

You ever consider making/selling these things on commission? I'd love the chance to drop the money for three of these for my own Krieg army.

14 April 2010 at 10:24
Anonymous  

Just to say, looks like a KV-2 more then the KV-2, though it also looks fairly similar to a KV-5

18 July 2011 at 19:44

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