Here is the second Panhard VBL conversion I was working on. This variant had the armored .50 M2HB cupola, which only works out to a Heavy Stubber in game terms. As a result, we had to up-arm this bad boy a bit. I went for a lascannon conversion, as it looked the most appropriate.

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If you look closely, you’ll see I put a pretty decent bit of work into the turret, building it up from it’s original design and construction. In addition to altering the armament, I added additional armor plating from my bitz boxes, along with a large power pack array and personal kit and stowage.

dsc_0621 Completed VBL as originally designed, painted with Desert/Arid scheme. Excellent work by Adrian Leguina. 

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Personal kit hung off the back, notice the additional, higher armor plate added to the rear

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Here you can see the lascannon power pack array, the gunner’s lasgun, and a sawn-off shotgun for “close encounters.”

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Power cell LEDs are green!

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Anyways, that’s two Korsaks down. I need to determine how large a Korsak-mounted Light/Scout platoon should be and stat out the vehicles and units. I’m thinking five vehicles, each carrying five dismounts. Sadly, it may be a bit before I can turn back to this part of my Guard Army. I have a LOT of building and painting to do before I can justify buying some more models, but these vehicles have been both fun and surprisingly low-stress. See you next time!

 

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