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(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/05 09:00:24


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys!
Been a few days :(
Sorry, but work got the better part of me...

Oh well, I continued on the Manticores by sanding them down

I usually let it run across a rasp first and then across a sheet of sandpaper.

Then I worked a bit on Sir Horaces dog.

The head looks huge, but remember the rest of the body will also receive another layer of muscles and skin (I really hope it will work out).

And I worked some more on Else

She received some details and some clean up




Some of you inquired about a casted copy of the two girls.
I really like the idea, and since they are 100% sculpted it would be legal too. I will start some experiments on mold and cast for the two. I will also try to make an additional head, probably with a kind of fedora

If it's not too frustrating for me, I will try to update you on the experiments
**If you have experience in molds and casting, feel free to contact me ;-) **
Cheers

Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/05 09:13:18


Post by: Rogue Wolves


nice little update Klaus, and welcome to your digital home away from home! and im personaly likeing the dog so far.. remings me of the bulldog from the Mantic Games dwarves!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/05 11:33:30


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Loving the sculpts so far!
I'm a little unsure of how I feel about the dog but I know that you have it all undercontrol and that it will most likely turn out wonderful!

Keep up the great work!
Cheers,
~Silver


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/05 23:17:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


"good dog" ok that was cheesy^^

wouldn´t have thought you would use a drill to sand down something... thought these days everyone uses a dremel...well except me of course

and

do my lil eyes spy a grey plastic fist on else? but seeing her get casted... yeah... that would be nice... we need more females in that game...even if we have to pour them^^


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/06 06:30:18


Post by: inmygravenimage


Great work as ever; ad whilst you're casting the ladies, you might think about the dog too: look at the popularity of the only extant cyber mastiff!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/12 03:45:26


Post by: mxwllmdr


Klaus, your Diorama "Buying Time" made the front page!!!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/12 12:25:36


Post by: Klaus, not Santa




Ah, that's nice.
I was just adding a page to my blog with the projects I really managed to finish:
http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/p/finished-projects-cmon.html
Actually not a bad list

BTW, Wazzoo here is a nice spider, mix of crab and spider (as found in my garden)


Unfortunaltely there's not much update wise from me, especially since I had to help my dad-in-law with a new floor,


and I have to keep this little side project under cover...but you know me, I have to spill


My experiments with casting are so far not so successfull, but I don't give up...
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/12 12:59:12


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh...don´t you hate those moents when you´ve run out of paper???....

and what is it with you and saying you are not good in casting??? i still remeber fondly your work on the kinderegg walker... and the treads of your zeus... ??? casting was taken place there big time!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/12 17:07:35


Post by: RSJake


Klaus, I love the fact that you are looking into casting!
I just want to give some hard-earned advice: The really thin parts of the coat will not cast well. But it's an easy fix, just smooth on some more gs in those areas and it will be fine!

I really reccomend doing 2-part molds, it's more work, and it takes a bit longer, but you get a better end result over the one-part-cut-apart method.

Also, I reccomend injecting the resin into the mold with a syringe.

And using talcum powder on the mold before you pour the resin.

Any questions you might have, I'll do my best.

I'm not the best caster, but I have very recently gone thought the pains of learning, so I might have some good insight, or at least know who to ask!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/12 21:36:05


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Klaus that little SM vs Grot pic just made me crack up .. and that spider is very cool looking, I've never seen one that looks like that


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/13 14:37:06


Post by: mxwllmdr


Klaus, not Santa wrote:



Fantastic. Caught with his Grot pants down....... LOL


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/18 16:55:44


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Hey Klaus, just checking out this thread for the first time, so much incredible work going on here! Your scratchbuild skills are nothing short of amazing (not to mention the vision to build those things to begin with).

Subbed and I'll be around a lot more often!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 09:51:19


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys
Aaaargh!
Sooooo many ideas, so little brain (storage) capacitiy - my head is about to explode

Well, as I wrote before, the WIP forum is having another contest, this summer,
The Summer Of Heroes Contest
and I planned to participate.

For this I went to secret mode and started a diorama with the working title "Can Opener".
The build is done, and I started painting....
but now I lost a bit of momentum and I struggled for the last few days, as another diorama idea crept up and is filling my head with ideas - I couldn't sleep last night because of thinking and planning, and milling the idea around - this time involving an APC.

So, to make a long story short:
Change of plans!
(again! - I really wonder how often I wrote this sentence in the blog)

It will (hopefully) be a duell diorama depicting a heavy Ork walker (the can) and a special IG hero character (the opener) figthing each other.
As hero I'll have Captain von Schneider from the Dencarian III. schwere Jäger Abteilung (heavy Hunter Det.). These guys are specialized on hunting and destroying the heavy Ork walker of the Stachelnschweinz clan.
For this task they are equipped with experimental body armor power suits and jump packs.

The first version of the experimental power armor really sucked


So I went back to the drawing board - literally.
I decided that I would sculpt the armor with PC and then came up with this sketch of the EREBOS XMI Experimental Body Armor.
(Erebos is the Greek god of darkness and shadow)


And after a lot of sclupting (see my blog: http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/2012/07/captain-von-schneider-build_27.html)
I ended up with this:





So, what do you think so far?
I'll post some images of the "Cut'n'Crush" Dread build soon
Cheers
Klaus



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 09:57:29


Post by: Viktor von Domm


what i think?... please do something about the eminent danger of letting your head burst... we can´t have with that! ... too much loss on the creativity resources...!!!

as for the Kan opener... i was even sold on the first try... but the second... cool! very cool...i am very interested to see what you build for his right hand... which will be the means to open up the kan as is?...


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just had a look at your blog... so a bolter? hmmm... i thought more of a powerweapon? tho i have to say that muzzleflash you sculpted looks very cool...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 10:32:02


Post by: Rogue Wolves


long time no see Klaus! and a great update! I love this sculpt, and cant waite to see this guy painted up!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 11:21:09


Post by: Rawson


Klaus, not Santa wrote:
And after a lot of sclupting I ended up with this:


So, what do you think so far?

I was kind of confused when you posted your preview version; now it all makes sense!

Great sculpting on this guy! All of the detailing (both the little cogs, the tubes, and the decorative panels) is superb! I love the experimental suit (especially the bulky legs)! He reminds me of the bomb squad technician without the helmet. Is that the look you're going for, the cloth covered suit?

I'm not quite sold on the backpack: it's still a bit too Marine-esque for my taste.

Viktor von Domm wrote:... so a bolter? hmmm... i thought more of a powerweapon?

I also was surprised by the bolter choice. I think I would prefer to see a flamer or, better yet, one of those cool CSM plasma pistols The powerweapon choice would require him to get a bit too close, imho, though it would be pretty awesome to open up a killakan with a PF and then destroy it's occupants with a powersword!

Always love seeing your projects! Keep up the great work, Klaus!
Rawson


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 11:32:06


Post by: Viktor von Domm


actually i thougfht something along this:



really ripping the very fabric of the killa kan apart...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 11:42:42


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Wow! Great work Klaus and I hope that you're able to get some rest tonight. You need it so that the insperation can flow.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 11:53:25


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Hehe
Thanks guys,

well I'm going ahead of the actual build post and show you these two, where you can see Cpt von Schneider ripping a new convertible roof into the Ork walker "Cut'n'Crush"

The actual "closed" front


and the "better view" front:

Both are in the Dakka gallery, so you can zoom them.

In regards to the weapons choice, please remember he's still an Imp, though an Elite "tank hunter" unit - they usually conduct sneak attack from top and rear and place demo charges and other nasty surprises on the Ork behemoths - of course if the chance arises, the new power fists can be used to advantage


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 13:29:46


Post by: dsteingass


Holy CRAP Klaus! That is just AMAZING MAN! I especially love the tank getting stepped on!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 13:35:11


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Dave! I didn't event notice that...
Gak Klaus! ....

I don't know what to say.
It unfrakingbeleaveableness is gold.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 15:48:42


Post by: FantasyBob


Ok, Klaus....that thing is big, armed....and you are making a great work as usual!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 17:25:36


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


I can only imagine the kind modeling visions that must torment you day and night. So many ideas, so much to do... you need to win the lottery.

Amazing work. I really enjoy your projects and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 17:50:10


Post by: mxwllmdr


Without a doubt, amazed as usual. I really like the Walker but that experimental armour is way cool. Any chance it will see the inside of a silicon mold?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 20:16:09


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys
BTW, I really like the wounded Imp crew member hiding behind the Russ wreck
@mxwllmdr - the current Cpt von Schneider won't - but I have the idea of making maybe a half-squad (3-4 men) in the ERBEROS armor. And if I do, then there is the chance of some mold and casting

Oh, anyone have the measurements of a SM Land Raider handy?
I think it is in the range of 60 x 166 milimeters, but am not sure, and also the with is not known...
Thanks guys!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 20:58:23


Post by: Rawson


Klaus, not Santa wrote:
Oh, anyone have the measurements of a SM Land Raider handy?
I think it is in the range of 60 x 166 milimeters, but am not sure, and also the with is not known...
Thanks guys!


99mm wide x 67mm tall x 175mm long.

What kind of appearance will the LR be making?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 21:04:42


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Rawson wrote:
Klaus, not Santa wrote:
Oh, anyone have the measurements of a SM Land Raider handy?
I think it is in the range of 60 x 166 milimeters, but am not sure, and also the with is not known...
Thanks guys!


99mm wide x 67mm tall x 175mm long.

What kind of appearance will the LR be making?



Thanks
No LR at all, but as mentioned, I'm thinking of an APC diorama and Dencarians build bigger, so it must be bigger than a Chimera, but I don't want to make anything as big as the HERC or ZEUS...so I will use the LR as a size guide and see what a bulky design I can come up with.
I hope something unique, yet maybe picking up some of the existing Dencarian lines, such as the HERC.
We'll see
Thanks again


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 21:06:24


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Klaus why are you so darn awsome! that ork walker is great!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/27 21:32:47


Post by: Rawson


Klaus, not Santa wrote:
Thanks
No LR at all, but as mentioned, I'm thinking of an APC diorama and Dencarians build bigger, so it must be bigger than a Chimera, but I don't want to make anything as big as the HERC or ZEUS...so I will use the LR as a size guide and see what a bulky design I can come up with.
I hope something unique, yet maybe picking up some of the existing Dencarian lines, such as the HERC.
We'll see
Thanks again

No problem at all!

That makes more sense, both that it isn't going in your "Can Opener" diorama and that you'd be scratchbuilding something


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/28 11:22:30


Post by: Viktor von Domm


wow... that pose and means to open up the can leaves absolutly nothing to be desired of... pretty much what i had in mind... and you are totally right, democharges and such things are the right way to kil such beasts...

i second the tank appeareance in that dio... poor guy there already bandaged up but still on the run... and the grot inside...(sounds like intel by the way...) cool looking pose!!!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 08:31:00


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys,

So here is now the re-cap of the Dread build phase.

First I assembled the driva

I really like how the goggles make him look totally surprised

Next I assemble the cabin, aligning the driva with Cpt von Schneider and his Bolter


For the base I ripped an old Leman Russ apart and decoratively scattered the pieces around


Then I started on the legs - I decided against the standard Dread legs and rather went with the chicken-style legs of most titans


The arms were next, and gave Cut'n'Crush the name

The one arm with the claw is crushing the barrel of the hull gun, while the arm with the blade is trying to get at von Schneider

Of course the driver cabin can't be really open (just for painting and display purposes), so the cabin received a propa plate

nice ugly face, huh?

Since the diorama was intended for the "Summer of Heroes" contest, I needed someone in need of a hero rescue
So here is the wounded crew member hiding behind the wreck of his crushed and cut tank


Slowly the pieces came together


and the final result:


I hope you like it
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 08:44:16


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Klaus, you are infact awsome, this diarama looks so cool! I love how you are even detaling out the inside too! Amazing work as always


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 13:14:38


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Yea! What Vik said!
This is 1000% awesome!
That's right 1000%!!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 14:33:10


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys

And since we're having some fun, here's a little teaser:



This will be the PONOS, probably the ugliest APC, but so retro, it'll scream FOR DENCARA! FOR THE EMPEROR!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 19:22:39


Post by: MrMerlin


HOLY !!
I think I've got a new favourite blog, this one is beyond awesome. Your scratchbuilding skills are crazy good, my jaw was open from the first page on.... just wow.

Thank you so much for this magnificent and fantastic source of inspiration, Klaus!

Subscribed and exalted!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 19:47:29


Post by: Viktor von Domm


lol... that name for that small tank... "mühsal" LOL...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 20:06:54


Post by: shasolenzabi


Amazing sculpt on that power armor for normal humans! I also like the dredd, and the whole scenery bit they are making.

That APC shows lots of promise!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/30 20:17:03


Post by: Rogue Wolves


oh no.. klaus is making another scratch built tank.. i think i might have a heart attack because of the awsome


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 11:10:50


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Rogue Wolves wrote:oh no.. klaus is making another scratch built tank.. i think i might have a heart attack because of the awsome

*watches eagerly?*


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 11:12:14


Post by: Viktor von Domm


LMAO... that is so cruel... reminds me of the song from bruce springsteen...

"57 channels and nothin´on" LOL


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 11:24:43


Post by: Viktor von Domm


green too? ok... i quit derailing klaus thread from now one^^


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 12:30:41


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Hehe
You have to wait for todays paint on Can Opener update before I post anything else on the PONOS - which is coming along VERY nicely

OK, here we go!
Cpt von Steiner with paint




As you can see, I plan on some OSL, but I will have to add more "Light" to make it look good.

Cut'n'Crush with base paint



This is as far as I got.

Yesterday my wife had a pretty bad car accident

Luckily her Guardian Angel was ready and Made in Germany held its promise!
Just some bruises and contusions, burns from the airbags, and LOTS of adrenalin.
She's fine, limping a bit and non-stop on the phone
Her "opponent" who took her right of way, is also OK, no major injuries, so thanks to all the guardians for their excellent work!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 12:37:41


Post by: mxwllmdr


I am so very glad to hear that everyone is ok, Klaus. I hope that the emotional heals as fast as the minor injuries do, if not faster. It can be very harrowing to be in such an incident......


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 12:46:58


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks - actually she's really fine. She said, she never felt in danger, and so there seems to be no emotional stress - she slept very well last night


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 12:51:36


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Oh man that looks pretty bad!
I'm so glad that it seems like only minor bumps and I hope all continues to go well!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 13:14:15


Post by: MrMerlin


Ouch, that looks like a nasty accident... I'm very glad she's fine!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 13:20:07


Post by: Capitansolstice


Yikes! That looks bad, but glad to hear how everyone is ok!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 15:31:00


Post by: dsteingass


Glad she is ok Klaus! It is amazing how modern carbodies transfer all of that impact energy around the driver isn't it!

If that were an American car, she would not be in such good shape.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 15:48:55


Post by: SilverHayabusa


But Dave! If it were an American car the 'car' would be fine. 100% steel reinforced steel.


Automatically Appended Next Post:


But thats why my families never bought American....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 16:49:29


Post by: mxwllmdr


Maybe in the sixties and seventies, but not today.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 17:10:19


Post by: cormadepanda


Today american cars are plastic...lol. Klaus you need to teach your wife that a car isn't a ram shackel! Just kidding, that wreck looked nasty. Glad to hear all is well. Love the work, keep working.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 17:51:11


Post by: mxwllmdr


Lots of women driver remarks come to mind. But I will refrain.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 17:57:46


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Yeash you must be as bad as my father...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/07/31 21:48:24


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i actually flinched... having witnessed a car accident on my own...very minor compared to your wifes... it is really lucky she didn´t get harmed... that car looks totally done in... was it a daimler? holy cow... it sure got some bruises...

von steiner looks very good... the leathery look of him adds lots of steampunky feel to him...
tho i feel there is something lacking still on those powercords of his skeleton... those blue/white ones...

the OSL looks very cool already!!!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/01 15:59:38


Post by: Mastiff


Damn, glad your wife is alright.

I like the chicken legs on the Dread; makes me think of Baba Yaga and her walking house


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/01 19:00:23


Post by: mars2024


I was in an accident years ago (me vs. an icy road and concrete barrier) and my car ended up like that. I was unhurt and I'm glad your wife was too. Have fun car shopping and keep up the great work.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/01 21:42:59


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


What's the front AV on that car? How far did it move before impact? That looks like a ST8 hit at least.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 08:04:43


Post by: Rogue Wolves


glad to hear your wife and the other driver turned out ok! and btw that paint job is great! i think you have muzzle bursts down to a science, it looks great!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/01/30 04:40:23


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thank you all for your wishes!
My wife is recoving well, and since it wasn't her fault, insurance is taking over.
We're both very gratefull for her guardian angel, who definately worked over time and amassed a lot of good karma on Monday - he deserves a promotion
The Mercedes is a complete write off, but if everything goes to plan she can order a new one next week.
I suggested a Leopard 2 tank, but after a good smack on my head, I agreed to either a Mercedes GLK or E-class...
Damn, now she'll have the bigger car....sigh


As mentioned last week, I stoped my work on the Can Opener project and started on "something with a heavy APC".
Project name is "ORKALYPSE NOW"
Orkalypse Now will involve a heavy Dencaran APC and a squad of IG troopers under attack by some Orks (even though I am not sure if even one Ork will be visible).
For the APC I was planning something special. You all know that the Dencarans build big
ZEUS, ATHENA, HERCULES...you get the idea
Browsing through the net, I stumbled across this beauty.


Out of which I created this scetch


Which translates to this:

all the modules are seperatable

With this I can add an interior (if I ever feel like it)

With the basic build complete I started to add details




As usual you can see a lot more images (45+) in my Dei Greci blog: http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/2012/08/ponos-apc-1.html

So what do you think?
I hope you like todays update and I look forward to your C&C.
Cheers
klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 11:51:41


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Holy Feth!

That is one beefed up ride!
That looks like it'll survive a nuke landing right ontop of it...


How many does it theoretically carry Klaus?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 12:16:02


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Wow. That's incredible!

Your scratchbuild skills never cease to amaze and inspire me. Very well done.

Question- what is the thickness of the card you use? I have a supply of .060 and it's not easy for me to work with. I know my techniques are novice, but what you do in an hour I'd do in a month (and not as well).



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 12:53:42


Post by: dsteingass


He is using 0.40" or 1mm- that is the best stuff for scratching. 0.60" is the thickness of a Chimera Hull.

That is fantastic Klaus! How long did it take you to scratch that out?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 13:23:32


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks
Well I started with the sketch on Friday (July 27th), after I spilled the news on the Can Opener project.
I think I even started the first cuts on the 27th - 21:52 says the camera - so that's about 5 days....even though a little disrupted by my wifes accident.

@Skalk Bloodaxe - most of my building I do with 1mm plasticard. However on this built I started off with 1.5mm card for the track section and base hull (since they are moduar and can be taken apart), most other pieces are done with 1mm, but some of the finer details like the hatches, armor plates on the sides are done with .5mm card.
I hope this helps

@SilverHayabusa - well I was thinking of at least 2 squads, or a full Ogryn squad? Not sure - going by Imperial standards it could probably hold an entire platoon. What do you think?
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 17:08:19


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


It does. Thank you. Likely going to roder some .040 (1mm) soon.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 17:14:33


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Yea by their standards I think that one of those beasts could hold at least 50 IG...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 17:16:35


Post by: mxwllmdr


Well, what are the dimensions of the tnak? I know that it does not really correlate when you consider the GW scale is not really right, but it would give an idea of capacity. I think you are right when you say close to a platoon, though. I love it, dude, it's awesome....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 17:34:14


Post by: dsteingass


heh..The Stormlord can carry 40 guardsmen, and 20 can fight from the platform, but you saw that I could barely fit 5 guardsmen on the platform


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 17:38:03


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Holy cow Dave! So this APC should be able to carry over 100 IG at that rate...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 18:11:23


Post by: SilverHayabusa


I must build myself 5 for the DKoK army I want....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 18:18:50


Post by: MajorTom11


You never fail to inspire sir -


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 18:45:58


Post by: mxwllmdr


dsteingass wrote:heh..The Stormlord can carry 40 guardsmen, and 20 can fight from the platform, but you saw that I could barely fit 5 guardsmen on the platform



That is what I meant about scale not being right. The stormlord has a capacity of 20. If this new tank is around the size of a stormlord, and considering it's dimensions, 75-100 IG no problem. Even though they don't actually fit.....


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(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 18:55:35


Post by: evildrcheese


Excellent work as ever Klaus. Glad to hear you wife is okay following the accident.

You'll have to add some extra armour to the new car once you get it.

Keep it up.

D


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 18:57:10


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Probably something like a Crassus Class Armored Assult Transport...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 19:31:21


Post by: mxwllmdr


Looks fething awesome whatever it is.......


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 19:33:10


Post by: Rogue Wolves


klaus that APC looks great!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 21:29:02


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that referrence pic is a NOD tank?... interesting shape...the nose sure is something to get used to...deatils like the banners and smokegrenade launchers... man you are very quick with this project... one minor issue... what size are those rivets? for a tank this size and scale i thought you would have used smaller ones? just asking... no offence meant... they look a bit of the size i use, fully well knowing that they are always a bit bigger than they should...and as for tracks? will you cast your own set again?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 21:40:39


Post by: Briancj


Could be worse. He COULD have chosen to build a Landmaster...



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/02 22:06:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh yiekes... that looks like:


the first one that is...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 02:09:41


Post by: mxwllmdr


I liked that movie..............


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 10:18:26


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys

@Vik - well the rivets are my standard Dencara site, just like on the ZEUS, ATHENA, and HERCULES - we don't do goose bumps, we do PIMPLES
In regards to the tracks, the PONOS also uses the ones from the HERC

which I'm casting right now


In regards to the capacity, the Chimera has a troop compartment od 8x5 cm = 40cm2 and can hold 12 models = 3,33 cm2 per model
The PONOS haas a troop compartment of 12x8cm = 96cm2 = 29 models

So a full platoon should do, no?

Well, I added some more details like cables and more rivets


And with the track sections in place the PONOS looks like this:





And since I had some more time before hitting the bunk last night, I also added rivets to the track section

Cheers
Klaus




(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 10:40:30


Post by: dsteingass


I love it! I think the bigger rivets are perfect, and make it a definite 40k vehicle rather than a modern military equivalent!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 12:16:36


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Looking awesome!!
Although I have one problem with it that I jsut realised...

It looks like it actually could exist. That goes against 40K.
Destroy it.. If it's not a flying brick it won't work.



LOL!

I actually love it!

Cheers!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 12:33:19


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


SilverHayabusa wrote:Looking awesome!!
Although I have one problem with it that I jsut realised...

It looks like it actually could exist. That goes against 40K.
Destroy it.. If it's not a flying brick it won't work.



LOL!

I actually love it!

Cheers!

lol - thanks


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 12:53:15


Post by: Briancj


It is funny, you really DID build yourself a CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 12:57:24


Post by: SilverHayabusa


Noproblem!!


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Thats exactly what I thought! I love it so much!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 13:29:08


Post by: MrMerlin


Awesome, That CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT () looks great! Your plasticard skills are amazing!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 17:09:52


Post by: evildrcheese


Brilliant execution as ever Klaus.

D


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 19:43:23


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


What are you using for gap filler? I notice the lines are all green. Is it regular GS, is it GW liquid GS, or is it something else?

Thanks for your responses, you're helping me become a better modeler.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 20:31:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


well that comparrision shot next to the chiera was a sight to be seen...

and the newly added details... yeah... you make me fall in love with tanks anew... i dunno how long i can evade to make my next tank now...

and i gotta agree... better big rivets then zit sized ones^^


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 20:38:36


Post by: Klaus, not Santa



@Skalk Bloodaxe - as gap filler I use Squadron (or MMD) Fast Drying Green Putty
http://www.amazon.com/Tube-Green-Putty-Squadron-Tools/dp/B000H7MVMG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1344026202&sr=8-1&keywords=green+putty

It is usually a bit thick and pasty, but can thin it with a bit of the Revel Contacta glue and it almost becomes like liquid green stuff.
Dries really quick and it is easy to sand down to a smooth surface - for me this is simply the best.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 20:53:32


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Thank you. Will be looking into that soon.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 21:02:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


iirc it is the stuff dave uses aplenty too... if that is some kind of referrence for you too...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 21:03:58


Post by: mxwllmdr


Me too, is it stiff like mixed GS or is it a little less viscous? I am looking for something that isn't as stiff to gap fill with than GS. I fething hate GS..........


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/03 21:18:32


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Well fresh out of the tube it is like mixed GS, but with the glue you can thin it very nicely - you can make it very liquid if needed - and with the added glue the conncetion in the gap becomes a lot more solid.
Oh, it smelsl really strong and aparently the vapors are harmful so only use it in a well ventilated area.
I hope this helps


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/04 14:07:46


Post by: dsteingass


LGS is basically the same thing as green putty, thined. You can also thin squadron/MMD putty with acetone nail polish too. LGS is "The shizz" max- get some brother!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/06 09:26:59


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys!

Well, the PONOS nears completion!
First I added the exhaust grills and a 2-piece rear ramp


Then some details to the ramp


On Sunday I had finally enough track sections to complete the right side *YEAH!!*


I think they fit perfectly - don't they?


And finally I added some spent cartridges and a trooper firing form one of the troop hatches

During the next stages I will have to add damage, mount the luggage and other accessories, but I will do this as I build out the scene.

And here is a first teaser of the scene


Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoyed todays update and I look forwad to you C&C.
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/06 09:28:51


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Commmon Klaus, I feel like a third wheel.. all I can say is how amazing you work is and not give you any critisism because I think everything you do is perfect!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/06 20:45:10


Post by: Viktor von Domm


that is a big shadow for the sponsons gun... ??? what have you in store for us?

the only thing of this remarably stunning piece of work is the exhausts... i think those look a bit less good then they could...

other than that... awesome indeed... now i need to go to your blog again to see the gun of that IG as i can´t figure out what it looks like...


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awww... no better pics available...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 10:17:45


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys,

@Vik - yes the exhausts could use a bit more love, but again, they are identical to the ones on the HERC, and once painted, they will be mostly black from the exhaust fumes...

So, lets see how "Orkalypse Now" is coming together.
First I positioned the PONOS on the board (Vik, you can see that it's the ramp that fooled you, not a sponson gun) and drew the outlines of the landscape


To make the diorama a bit more cineastic I sculpted some small explosions and bullet impacts

I will scatter them within the scene later on.

And now, all actors on the scene:



"I love the smell of fresh Napalm in the morning!"



I will add a whole bunch of muzzle flashes, mabye even the napalm stream for the flamer (though I'm not sure if that wouldn't be over the top). What do you think about the explosion in the foreground?
I'm also not sure if I should add some dead Orks...
...currently I think it is better without, so you don't see who or what is attacking, leaving it to your fantasy...
What do you think?

You can see a lot more detail shots of the individual trooper in my blog:
http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/2012/08/orkalypse-now-1.html
Thank you for your time, I hope you enjoyed todays update and I look forwad to you C&C.
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 11:45:05


Post by: Rawson


Klaus, not Santa wrote:I will add a whole bunch of muzzle flashes, mabye even the napalm stream for the flamer (though I'm not sure if that wouldn't be over the top). What do you think about the explosion in the foreground?
I'm also not sure if I should add some dead Orks...
...currently I think it is better without, so you don't see who or what is attacking, leaving it to your fantasy...
What do you think?

Stunning work, as always

Loving the weapon mods, Klaus! It would be a pity to have a totally unique transport with totally stock troopers in it What will you be using for heads?

I don't think there is room for the enemy on this one. My vote is for no orks.

I like the flame stream better than the explosion, but I think both would be too much. Maybe a smaller one on the side would still work

Looking forward to more!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 12:00:26


Post by: dsteingass


Awesome Klaus! I'm afraid your Lichen will just look like a burnt bush though, you want to use Clump Foliage to get that thick, acrid smoke look
http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?categoryId=&pIndex=3&aId=4800010a&start=4&_requestid=436780


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 13:23:44


Post by: inmygravenimage


Spectacular work as always Klaus; you really should think about casting and selling parts.

@dsteingass - good link mate :thumbup:
I've also found spray insulation foam very useful, used it for a bombed out rhino.
Spoiler:




(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 14:13:15


Post by: mxwllmdr


I' dkinda like you to do a tutorial on the impact and explosion bits on the sprite caps.............


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 20:21:29


Post by: Viktor von Domm


^that!!! also some tut or step by step on how you do muzzleflashes would be great!!!

and i too vote for no orks... would be way too crowded...

and i see your point with those exhausts



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 21:05:21


Post by: evildrcheese


Klaus, not Santa wrote:
To make the diorama a bit more cineastic I sculpted some small explosions and bullet impacts

I will scatter them within the scene later on.


These look great, may I ask how you make them?

D


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 21:18:41


Post by: mxwllmdr


mxwllmdr wrote:I' dkinda like you to do a tutorial on the impact and explosion bits on the sprite caps.............


Viktor von Domm wrote:^that!!! also some tut or step by step on how you do muzzleflashes would be great!!!

and i too vote for no orks... would be way too crowded...

and i see your point with those exhausts



evildrcheese wrote:
Klaus, not Santa wrote:
To make the diorama a bit more cineastic I sculpted some small explosions and bullet impacts

I will scatter them within the scene later on.


These look great, may I ask how you make them?

D




How did I know thesee would be popular?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 21:20:23


Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


mxwllmdr wrote:
mxwllmdr wrote:I' dkinda like you to do a tutorial on the impact and explosion bits on the sprite caps.............


Viktor von Domm wrote:^that!!! also some tut or step by step on how you do muzzleflashes would be great!!!

and i too vote for no orks... would be way too crowded...

and i see your point with those exhausts



evildrcheese wrote:
Klaus, not Santa wrote:
To make the diorama a bit more cineastic I sculpted some small explosions and bullet impacts

I will scatter them within the scene later on.


These look great, may I ask how you make them?

D




How did I know thesee would be popular?


Because they are awesome?



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/07 21:34:26


Post by: Rogue Wolves


This looks great so far Klaus! But I agree with the others in saying that I dont think you should put dead orks, and I also think clump foliage would be best for your explosion


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 12:03:13


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Ok, ok, ok

So the explosion in its current location and the interaction of the troops doesn't look right. I will experiment some more with it...
No problemo

In regards to the helmets, I will most likely use the standard Dencara Guards model


I started the "head work" with the leader (BTW, I still need a name for him, so feel free to make some suggestions). I used the helmeted head with the cigar from the IG command squad sprue and shaved the helmet off


Then he received a proper steampunky mustache and a barret

I really like him

While the head cured I cleaned up the body and filled some gaps and stuff:

Still a lot to do though....

And since I had some PC left, here's a short step-by-step on the small explosions:
First I make a small ball of PC/GS and place it on the soda cap.


With my pointed needle tool I press down the outlines, fixing the ball firmly to the surface


Then I scratch/pull pieces of the PC/GS with the needle tool down


And finally I use an old pincer...


I wet the points and then grab pieces of the PC/GS and carefully pull it out


Unfortunately the PC/GS was already a while mixed, close to curing so I couldn't pull it as good or as far as normally possible


But I think you get the idea.
If I find the time over the weekend, I'll see if I can make a video of these and the muzzle flashes...

As said above I'm not really happy with the large explosion.
Though I don't really need the explosion and can go without it, here is a last try:

What do you think? Better? Or rather leave it off?

Again, thanks for your time and I hope you enjoyed todays update. Your C&C is welcome.
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 12:34:20


Post by: dantay_xv


Looks great I especially love how you are personalising the tropps, the leader looks really cool.

The sarge looks brill, Is that a smiley face on his shoulder guard?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 12:41:35


Post by: dsteingass


Clump foliage would definitely make the explosion better, I'm afraid the lichen just has that "shrubbery" look to it.
remember:
There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 12:42:28


Post by: Klaus, not Santa



Yes it is.
It is the logo of "Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Correia
and their logo is this:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Monster-Hunter-International/1326545
So for this diorama with the troop fighting some invisible green Orks, I found that very fitting.
So Monster Hunter Intergalactical it is


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 15:33:57


Post by: Galorn


Klaus, not Santa wrote:
Yes it is.
It is the logo of "Monster Hunter International" by Larry Correia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Correia
and their logo is this:
http://www.behance.net/gallery/Monster-Hunter-International/1326545
So for this diorama with the troop fighting some invisible green Orks, I found that very fitting.
So Monster Hunter Intergalactical it is


I think one or two orks in the process of being gunned down would add to this diorama.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 19:27:12


Post by: evildrcheese


Thanks for the the details of making the little explosion. They really are great. I can't wait to see the diorama complete.

D


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 19:42:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i am with dave on the explosion here... the clumped foilage would be better for that effect...

as for your sculpting.... wow...that `stache is for a true man!!! and i like how the berret is looking too...

and if you hadn´t said it was from Monster Hunter International i would have thought it was an angry guardsman^^


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/08 20:53:39


Post by: Rogue Wolves


That captain looks great! that is one fine stache.. a fine stache indeed


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/09 17:27:02


Post by: weetyskemian44


This is going to be awesome - That word is bandied about far to often but this will definitely be totally awesome. I vote for napalm streams.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/09 19:30:45


Post by: MeatShield


I’m not into conspiracy theories, but I think you have clearly blown your cover. You clamed to not be Santa, however we all know that no one could scratch build that much amazing work if it weren’t for the help of and entire community of enslaved elves.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/09 19:56:46


Post by: Rawson


MeatShield wrote:I’m not into conspiracy theories, but I think you have clearly blown your cover. You clamed to not be Santa, however we all know that no one could scratch build that much amazing work if it weren’t for the help of and entire community of enslaved elves.

Awesome...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/09 19:57:39


Post by: mxwllmdr


That^^ And a little magic......


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 01:21:16


Post by: dsteingass


I bet he has a midget butler and lives in a hollowed out mountain base in the Alps with a submarine dock and a Giant skyshield Landing pad for the Athena to dock!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 03:34:42


Post by: mxwllmdr


Is the midget named Tattoo?


Interestingly enough, Did you know that Herve Villachez, who played Tattoo, hated being called a little person and instead preferring Midget?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 03:35:54


Post by: Rogue Wolves


^ I would, Midget sounds less degrating than little person (imho)


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 05:09:52


Post by: Galorn


I would go for "dwarf" myself...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 05:52:49


Post by: Rogue Wolves


^ that one I feel is the least offensive of all of them!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 09:20:14


Post by: Klaus, not Santa



You guys will never blow my cover!


But I have some exclusive shots from Santas lair

and hideaway

(about a year old, but best you can get from that side of the pole...)

Well, last night I looked into the helmets.
As mentioned besides the leader


I want to use the Dencara Gaurds helmets, so I removed them from some of my existing (non-painted) figures


I found a total of 5, but two are the the very first version with the longer neck-shield, so I'm not sure how usable they will be once casted

(Well actually I'm not sure if there will be ANY successful casts - lately I was very un-successfull with casting...)

Anyhow, I poured the silicone last night


and removed it from the frame this morning

Lots of clean-up required before I can do the other half of the mold...
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 09:32:36


Post by: Rogue Wolves


If I can get a mix of your cave, and Dstein's cave.. I'll be set for life.. and your commander is awsome! Hope these helmet molds come out well!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 09:41:09


Post by: MrMerlin


wow, great work on the diorama so far!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 11:30:55


Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


mxwllmdr wrote:Is the midget named Tattoo?

Interestingly enough, Did you know that Herve Villachez, who played Tattoo, hated being called a little person and instead preferring Midget?


Rogue Wolves wrote:^ I would, Midget sounds less degrating than little person (imho)


Galorn wrote:I would go for "dwarf" myself...



Did you know "Dwarves" and "Midgets" are two separate conditions. A Dwarf being someone who genetically has been stunted and has out of proportion limbs torso and head, whereas a Midget is someone who is literally someone under a specific height (usually a genetic condition, but can apply to people who are just under the height) who is perfectly in proportion.



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 12:48:29


Post by: dsteingass


I would LOVE to have your display cabinets Klaus! Very nice!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 13:31:33


Post by: mxwllmdr


Second that, Dave. I think I see a trip to Ikea in my future.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 14:11:38


Post by: dsteingass


You can get those at IKEA? I may have to stop into the one in Indy next week!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 14:39:35


Post by: mxwllmdr


I only assume. Please check their online catalogs prior to wasting your time on my wayward words....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 14:50:31


Post by: dsteingass


I've never been to an IKEA, so I don't know. I know that the cabinets you find in Furniture stores are usually designed for china and are usually super expensive. What he has is perfect.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/10 20:31:16


Post by: Viktor von Domm


nice pickelhauben there klaus... i corss my fingers for good casting results!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/16 09:22:15


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Hi guys,
sorry for the lack of updates, but my real live keeps me busy...

Anyhow, yes, the shelves are IKEA:
http://www.ikea.com/de/de/catalog/products/10011055/
with about 50.-€ here in Germany - they seem to be a perfect fit for a 40K display cabinet

Well, little progress on the diorama.
I completed the mold


and conducted a first cleanup cast (to check functionality and flush out residue) - so far it looks OK, I hope I can do some real casts over the weekend


The platoon leader (still no name guys!!) got his ears and a badge for the baret

what color should the baret get? red, black?

I cleaned the body some more, filled the last gaps, drilled out the bolters barrel and the shoulder pad received the horns


And another 4 troopers were cleaned up and got some minor gap filling


Unfortnualtey that's as far as I got :(
Hopefully some major progress over the weekend...
Cheers
Klaus



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/16 09:27:38


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i like the looks of Platoon Comander... Brockway, yea thats it and I think I need to copy that bolter conversion I love it!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/16 11:27:21


Post by: miniholic


Great update as always Klaus!
Loving the Pickelhaube helmets and the really characterful head of the officer!
How about Major Reisman, played by Lee Marvin in the film: The Dirty Dozen"?
Or, since the head seems to be the exact copy of Nigel Green in the film: "Tobruk", why not call him Colonel Harker? Would be rather fitting!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/16 12:12:05


Post by: Viktor von Domm


hmmm... red cap or black one... tough decision...for a more german related context i would probably choose the black option...

IF i had room enough for thios cabinet i would get one instantly... the way how often we are at ikea these days^^ but alas there wouldn´t be any room for it... i think one day i have to own up for a hanging cabinet ...same room but just turned to 90° ...



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/16 12:52:35


Post by: mxwllmdr


miniholic wrote:Great update as always Klaus!
Nigel Green in the film: "Tobruk",....Colonel Harker? .....fitting!





^^Second!! Great film, that.....



Black Beret, definatley.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/17 10:01:13


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Guys check this out:
http://www.spartangames.co.uk/games/dystopian-legions
I think a lot of these will be drafted into the Dencaran Army and Naval Air Force!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/17 15:20:48


Post by: mxwllmdr


I have looked a lot at the Dystopian Legions and they have some very wonderful models....





(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/17 16:56:34


Post by: weetyskemian44


My favourite(so far) is the giant wheel tank. Another great miniatures company and so detailed!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/17 16:56:59


Post by: evildrcheese


Man some of theose Destopian Legion models are wicked I especially like the 'Air Cavalry Officer'.

Thanks for posting that link!

D


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Post by: mxwllmdr


weetyskemian44 wrote:My favourite(so far) is the giant wheel tank. Another great miniatures company and so detailed!





Same here.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/18 08:59:51


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Dystopian Legions definatly peaks my intrest, unlike dystopian wars


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/19 12:29:26


Post by: Viktor von Domm


 Klaus, not Santa wrote:
Guys check this out:
http://www.spartangames.co.uk/games/dystopian-legions
I think a lot of these will be drafted into the Dencaran Army and Naval Air Force!



awww.... thank you so very much klaus... my wife will hate you with all her heart...

the models look totally awesome... i literally fell in love... all i wanted to make on my own already casted...


any idea how much on a tank kit and for that matter infantry unit?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 09:46:09


Post by: DijnsK


that sergeant guy looks like Captain Price from CoD


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Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys!
I added your name suggestions to my blog as a poll ( http://fischers-design-shop.blogspot.de/ ) - let the better one win

In regards to Dystopian Legions I have a small update via BoLS:
No infos about release date or pricing, but everything will be resin, so expect Forgeworld prices.

and a link to more images:
http://ttfix.blogspot.de/search/label/Spartan%20Games

But I wasn't lazy either!
The platton leader got his head and a scarf


I prepared some seals to create Purity Seals


Rambo received some power cables to his heavy las-rifle


and the first troopers got their heads mounted.

as you can see, the mounted trooper firing from the top hatch has the standard IG (sentinel) crew helmet, while the other got some brand new helmets.

I really like how those new helmets worked out





What do you think?
Thanks for reading and commenting, I look forward to your C&C.
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 12:46:49


Post by: dsteingass


I got to see a display case full of the Dystopian figures at GenCon..man, they are really as impressive as they look too!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 15:26:33


Post by: mxwllmdr


I think the details added to some of the weapons is amazing work, Klaus. I like the new helmets, too....



How big are those purity seals?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 19:23:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i like the helmets... and the guns look very promising...





...


...


...


but...

rambo... i am not sold... a mere man... holding in psitol grip two heavy lasrifles...not really what i see being possible...and your style is more to a certain kind of amount of realisim combined with a touch of grim dark scifi... adding manga gunners is not really the way in my opinion...sorry if i stepped on too many toes klaus...


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 21:59:46


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Wow Klaus they look great (although some straps to the guns from Rambo would make it more belivebile that he'd be holding them), I must ask how long you've been doing IG, as it seems you have them down to a science!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/20 22:27:46


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh yeah... straps would help the look look more convincing of rambo...

by the way... i have to ask... the kneeling guy with the outstretched leg... how did you do him?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/21 06:21:09


Post by: Rawson


 Rogue Wolves wrote:
although some straps to the guns from Rambo would make it more belivebile that he'd be holding them

I concur. That or turn the guns into SMG type firearms.

Can we get a better look at those gorgeous new helmets?


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/21 17:46:35


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Vik, don't you worry
If I couldn't stand the heat (critics) I wouldn't be in the kitchen (Forums).
You point is absolutely valid, and I had planned rifle slings -
matter of fact, if you look at this photo in my blog, you see it as second item:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bql1j_jhk3g/UDH8qC8a89I/AAAAAAAAOCM/JyI0VzeOkk4/s1600/IMG_3471.JPG

With the two rifle slings the pose will hopefully look a bit more realistic - even though I once fired two M16's together as an OpFor to create a distraction for the rest of my team to sneak around the security teams back....but that was a long time ago and we only fired blanks....but I looked like this Rambo for sure *lol*
Well, I hope to have more updates tomorrow and some better shots of the helmets - actually I'm sculpting another 3 right now.
Thanks for your C&C
Cheers
klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/21 19:26:00


Post by: dsteingass


I have a color flyer of Dystopian figs from GenCon, I'll have to scan it and post it for you guys.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/21 19:58:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


HA! klaus... just read the point of that shortlist^^... and yup... i can see that with the added slings this will work...reminds me also of the arnie movie "eraser"... tho being arnie he can shoot with both guns without any slings^^


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 09:27:20


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys

Here is a scale shot of the various seals


and my failed battery pack (reactor) experiment

I'll have to think of something different...

The entire squad received some knee-pads


And I sculpted some more helmets

On this one you can still see the outlines of the old IG helmet (so he needs some extra shaving and cleanup )


George Oneeye with the implant

I have more detail images of the helmets in my Dei Greci blog.

And then I tried something new!
You have already seen the muzzle flashes I did in the past for the bolters. And since I want some cinematic effects for this dio too, I had to try laser beams:
What do you think?




I have to admit I like them
What about you?
Cheers
Klaus




(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 10:23:33


Post by: dsteingass


Klaus..That is really cool man!


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Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Never seen that done before i dont think. Very very cool!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 14:46:49


Post by: MrMerlin


A friend of mine did the same thing for plasma-weapons using those green sprues the blast-markers come in.... are you using any plasma weapons?
anyway, the one you have so far looks great!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 15:07:39


Post by: RSJake


Those troopers look great!

I for one, think that it is more than possible to fire the two laser rifles simultaneously. It is not very accurate, but the purpose would be suppression, not accuracy. But yes, the straps would make it easier, and would look better. Very nice.

The lasers from the barrels is awesome! If you are up to it, you could make molds and then cast them in tinted clear resin, and it would look even better! But painted up, they could look great too.

Can't wait to see more!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 15:07:50


Post by: dsteingass


I have some small diameter, colored, translucent styrene tubes that would work well for that too!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 19:38:13


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i actually wanted to do that too... make laserbeams coming from the rifles... but i thought always going down more the necron road... using clear plastic rods... for this wanted to use cocktail sticks in various colors... like these:



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/22 23:59:16


Post by: Rogue Wolves


nicely done Klaus, that shot looks really cool.. and I like ol' one eye, because he has.. one eye


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/23 04:59:54


Post by: dsteingass


I posted the Dystopian Legions flyers
Spoiler:





(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/23 11:13:21


Post by: Viktor von Domm


at dave... will you get yourself some US soldiers of these then?


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Post by: dsteingass


I don't know. we'll see how available they are in my area. I REALLY like the Prussian though


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Post by: Viktor von Domm


ha! wouldn´t have guessed... but i gotta admitt... the colckwork on them is most excellent looking


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/27 09:59:36


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Yeah, those DL models really look great. I look forward to their release.

@VIK - I haven't forgotten about your question. Here is how I did the half kneeling soldier:

It is the kneeling part of the heavy weapons team, and one set of legs from the IG command squad sprue:

and a bit of PC

@VIK, RSJake - well transpartent would ba an option, but since I'm going for the cinematic effects and OSL, I will have to do it via painting

Well, since the last update I created some more muzzle flashes. Like the one for the PONOS turret:

I'm pretty satisfied with the result

I think it will look great once painted


The Bolter also received its flash


And I created an effect for the flamethrower

What do you think? any good?

My Band of Brothers assembled



and a final cinematic effect



And finally I created a mold for the track section so I can easily build another PONOS
^
It has some bubble issues, but nothing major


Thanks for your time reading and I hope you enjoyed todays update. For more details please visit my DEI GRECI blog.
I look forward to your C&C and feedback.
Cheers
Klaus



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Post by: dsteingass


Wow Klaus! That is great man!


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Post by: monkeytroll


Outstanding work as usual Klaus

Cine effects are great, flamer should be fun to paint

Good plan with the casting too.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/27 13:56:57


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Those muzzle flashes are amazingly cool!


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Post by: mxwllmdr


WICKED FLAMER EFFECT, KLAUS!!!!!! Why not just mold the whole of the PONOS?


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Hey, you are holding out on us here on Dakka. I think there is more photos on the Dei Greci blog.....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/27 19:49:28


Post by: Rogue Wolves


oh no, oh no... I think you just broke the awesome barrier, this is way to cool Klaus! That flamer effect is wicked cool!


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Post by: Rawson


This project is really coming together, Klaus! Great work on the "Band of Brothers!"

I wasn't sure if the muzzle flashes were OTT or not, so I googled it. Not only are they pretty well scaled, but your "Rear Guard" diorama came up in the image results

Keep up the great work!
Rawson


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/27 22:40:07


Post by: dsteingass


Klaus, man I could really use a few of those casts...I think several of us would like a PONOS variant ourselves


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/28 01:28:54


Post by: Rogue Wolves


I would definatly buy some !


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Post by: Klaus, not Santa



Well, let me finish the seconf track section and see how it works out.
But I won't be able to make molds of the other parts (at least from this build, as I added battle damage last night).
But since I built it "modular" I think it should be an easy feat....
But send me a PM if interested


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Post by: IronBars


I don't post often, but am a close follower of your blog. I would also be interested in buying a couple of track sets.


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Post by: Viktor von Domm


I think it will look great once painted
...that i was banking on ^^


and the muzzle flashes look very good... and totally smooth as is fitting for laser bursts...


the flamer flash i need to see painted tho... somehow i imagine them a bit more rounder and ...fluffier^^

and many thanks for the description of the kneeling IG... that was most helpful!!!

as for those molds... i wish i had cash stashed away for such emergencies^^


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Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys!
I'm glad you all like the PONOS that much. Well I'm NOT going to sell any casts...
...the quality of the casts do not allow me to charge any money from you, they are just not perfect enough...
...but I'm willing to send some to you, just asking for the shipping costs. Those two pieces are rather heavy, as they are solid resin.
So, send me a PM and we can do details.

To finish up the build process I created some antennae, by heating an old sprue and carefully pulling it apart

This makes nice thin strands of plastic - perfect as antenna


Then I finally finished the second track section

- This image reminds me of a Gekko face -
and created another mold


With the build complete I assembled the squad on the base again...
hmm....

..not really balanced...

So I re-arranged them

...now with 3 laser beams on the left, and 2 laser beams on the right. The Flamer and AC on the right, the heavy Bolter on the left - well actually the 3 Bolters pretty centered.
I think this is better balanced now.
I'm not yet sure, which color my laser beams should have...red or blue? What do you think?

Then I strated painting.
First were the base colors for the diorama landscape

and ended with this

If you're interested how I did it, I strongly recommend to read the 46 image update in my DEI GRECI blog

So now all the actors are on the stage and await their paint.

As you can see there are no real light effects on the landscape yet.
I will do those last.
First I will now paint the soldiers and their muzzle flashes (also without OSL at that time), then the PONOS. And once I have them all painted and arranged on the base, that's when I will do the OSL....at least in theory

Thanks for taking the time and reading it - I hope you enjoyed todays update and I look forward to your feedback and suggestions (which color for the laser beams?)
Cheers
Klaus


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 09:42:37


Post by: SagesStone


Not sure about the flame hanging off the edge like that. But, they do all look cool so far.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 13:06:02


Post by: Rawson


So excited to see this one finished up! As for the lasers, how about a lighter blue color? Somewhere in between the new Teclis and Lothern blues of the GW range (which I totally dont get, BTW)

 n0t_u wrote:
Not sure about the flame hanging off the edge like that. But, they do all look cool so far.

Yeah, I feel like it breaks the magic of the diorama a bit to see a prominent component against a real life background


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 13:21:44


Post by: Gitsplitta


Fantastic work Klaus. Absolutely love the cenematics and all the custom work you've done on them. Really looking forward to seeing everything painted.


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Post by: Vitruvian XVII


Bloody awesome! Such a cool composition.

id have to say go for red lasers. I don't know why but thinking of a lasgun firing blue lasers seems to go against everything in my head when i think of lasguns


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 13:31:11


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


 Rawson wrote:
...
 n0t_u wrote:
Not sure about the flame hanging off the edge like that. But, they do all look cool so far.

Yeah, I feel like it breaks the magic of the diorama a bit to see a prominent component against a real life background

I see your point
On the other hand, I can't really move him more to the center, as his fire stream would block at least 1 or 2 soldiers out.
I can try to pivot him more to the center, but then....where is his enemy? What is he firing at?
The flamer is a short range weapon, and since I don't really want to add any Orks (or other enemy as you fancy), his fire volley would litterally hit empty ground...

...now it seems as if he's aiming at the same spot as the guy besides him points to...
Well, as said, I'll start at the other end (to keep the best to the end) and so we'll have some time to figure out how to position him best
Thanks guys!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Here's a suggestion from the Warseer forum:
As for laserbeams - we all know that red = evil, blue/green = good (Normally), and purple = awesome.

What do you think?


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Post by: dsteingass


Guard las-light is red, end of story


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 13:43:11


Post by: Vitruvian XVII


As i said, for some reason i cant shake the fact that lasguns should fire red lasers. Purple or green could look cool. I think blue is too reminiscent of plasma weaponry though.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 15:31:55


Post by: RSJake


I think we are all brainwashed to think of lasers as red.

But purple could indeed look awesome!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 15:39:46


Post by: mxwllmdr


Lasers are, in fact, not colored and invisible to the naked eye.....


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But purple would be really cool......


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 16:17:03


Post by: Rogue Wolves


I like it alot! Was not expecting Lava, and I cant wait to see your OSL with that!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 16:18:57


Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


Personally I'd go with a Blue-White, but as stated, LASER's are not coloured, the colour is added to it, so you can make it any colour you want... including pink should you feel the urge



(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 20:53:58


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i second childes and the others that voted for the blue... going red/orange would get the laser beams totally lost in the red lava like terrain setting... if you are feeling adventurous...then green might be an option too...


and seeing the lot now primed forming up a nice firing line... i think i now do see the need form some stray corpses littering the ground....

and i saw that way to do antennas on a thread here before.... that is a very nice way to get even and thin structures!!! very well done!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 21:04:37


Post by: Anvildude


Could try to get fancy and paint them so that they blend in to the background behind them from all angles- make it seem more like a shimmer in the air than a colored beam.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 21:08:09


Post by: Viktor von Domm


oh.... that would be plain nasty....


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 21:15:53


Post by: shasolenzabi


Nicely done all around! flash effects for the guns, flamers,interesting look to the troops, the transport may ride a bit high, but looks the most comfortable for any army.


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/29 21:56:09


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking great as ever. I was concerned at firstthat the laser muzzle flash is too long on a couple of the photos, but now I'm not so sure...can't wait to see it all painted up.

D


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 04:41:22


Post by: Rawson


Anvildude wrote:Could try to get fancy and paint them so that they blend in to the background behind them from all angles- make it seem more like a shimmer in the air than a colored beam.


Viktor von Domm wrote:oh.... that would be plain nasty....

More than nasty, actually impossible!


(Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 09:38:01


Post by: Klaus, not Santa


Thanks guys,

well I didn't get much done last night, since my wife and I were enjoying the last summer eveneing and we went to a nice outside restaurant.
And I definately had a wine too much...

...nevertheless I wanted to experiment with the laser colors a bit.
Bad Idea!

Lessons learned:
  • Never PUI (Paint under Influence) - the result is sobering and you'll have a paint hangover the next day

  • the laser "bubbles" are too big - with a slab of paint I can see that the bubbles are too big, I need to make them smaller

  • the current approach doesn't look good - I need to get some more reference material of laser blasts


  • But I let you judge yourself.

    First I looked what colors could be used:
    Suggested were red, blue, green, or purple. In addition I wanted to see how yellow would look.


    Well...


    The good news is, that due to the white center of the beam, pretty much any color would work.
    But as stated above, the current technique won't work.
    Yes, OK, it was a sloppy 15 minutes job, while half drunken, but still this is not what I had in mind.
    So now I will first re-do the actual beams and bast "bubbles" and then I will have to find a better technique to paint the laser effect.

    Oh well


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 10:09:29


    Post by: SagesStone


    Well either a pink/red or yellow/white is generally shown. Red would indicate a greater amount of power put into the beam as well.

    Another thing to keep in mind I guess would be how well the colour meshes with the fire's glow later on.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 10:32:29


    Post by: dsteingass


    I think it looks pretty damn effective from the last shot!..And I PUI quite often, with practice, it can work


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 11:07:05


    Post by: Rawson


     Klaus, not Santa wrote:
    Lessons learned:
  • Never PUI (Paint under Influence) - the result is sobering and you'll have a paint hangover the next day

  • the laser "bubbles" are too big - with a slab of paint I can see that the bubbles are too big, I need to make them smaller

  • the current approach doesn't look good - I need to get some more reference material of laser blasts

  • But I let you judge yourself.

    The good news is, that due to the white center of the beam, pretty much any color would work.
    But as stated above, the current technique won't work.
    Yes, OK, it was a sloppy 15 minutes job, while half drunken, but still this is not what I had in mind.
    So now I will first re-do the actual beams and bast "bubbles" and then I will have to find a better technique to paint the laser effect.

    I think you're being a bit too hard on yourself, Klaus. I agree with your assessment that the blast bubbles are oversized, but I thought the laser painting technique was pretty good, IMHO. I like the washed out colors. The only thing I might add (since you're re-doing them anyways) would be a concentration of color near the barrel of the lasgun.

    Best of luck!
    Rawson


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 12:45:55


    Post by: dsteingass


    I don't think Lasrifles would create an explosive muzzle burst like that, in all the fluff I've read, there is a high-pitched whine/crack and a flash, but no boom that would make a chemical muzzle burst like that.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 18:47:30


    Post by: Anvildude


    It's not so much a 'boom', as just a couple of extra photons deflecting out from the end of the barrel, making it look as though the beam is wider there. Or rather, Brighter.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 19:05:41


    Post by: mars2024


    Too bad the lasers can't come out of a translucent colored plexi like what Warmill makes



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 20:31:28


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    i see your point klaus about those bubbles.... but the PUI...well... that is putting us in shame even more now


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 23:07:27


    Post by: MeatShield


    I think red indicates less power out put because the wave is lower frequency then blue. I'm not trolling, that's just the way that I understand it. I was going to say red better represents the low capacity magazine batteries, but the most important thing is for you to like the look. So with your jaw dropping skills I think you can pretty much do what ever you want.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/08/30 23:51:54


    Post by: tme0003


    Some brilliant work here, subscribed.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/03 09:49:00


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys
    I see we're heading way to fast into the reality universe and that will get us nowhere - so one quick decission from my side:
    RED
    (and if it's just "Really Extremely Dangerous" color)


    OK, with that out of our system, we can go back to the real matter
    With the lesson of the large light bubbles in mind I created some new laser beams

    and mounted on the rifle they already look better


    But then I had the idea to try something with a bit more of a burst at the beam root and created another 5 beams

    They are done using pretty much the same technique as the bolter flashes, just on a smaller scale and on a longer rod

    To see how this would work out, I painted one of each with the red colors


    Actually not bad


    I think this will work out


    But going forward I will not use the transitional pale pink and rather go directly from the red to white and see if/how this will work out.

    What do you think?
    Cheers
    Klaus



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/03 12:35:47


    Post by: SagesStone


    They look pretty good the way they are now.

     MeatShield wrote:
    I think red indicates less power out put because the wave is lower frequency then blue. I'm not trolling, that's just the way that I understand it. I was going to say red better represents the low capacity magazine batteries, but the most important thing is for you to like the look. So with your jaw dropping skills I think you can pretty much do what ever you want.


    Knew it was one end or the other.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/03 15:18:59


    Post by: weetyskemian44


    I have always thought red was the colour of lasguns - I can imagine a fancy character or civilian having different coloured lasers but red seems a fairly good standard colour for the mass ranks of guard.

    I find a single drink goes well with painting - a standard glass of wine or a nice pint of beer. But any more and I loose my ability to focus on the micrometer scale stuff and motivation suffers. Probably those with larger livers can manage more!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/04 19:53:35


    Post by: dsteingass


    Well, to be geeky, LASER is an acronym anyways, and it means a continuous beam of light, Las-bolts are more like Star Wars blasters in my imagination. This then gets into the old argumental pronounciation of LASRIFLE, is it LAS-rifle as in a girl, or LAZE-rifle? The answer is of course LAS-Rifle simply because it's British and quite simply LAZE-rifle sounds stupid


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/04 21:04:33


    Post by: Anvildude


    I always though it was LAZ-rifle.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/04 21:10:20


    Post by: dsteingass


    I accept LAZ and LAS as close enough LASE or LAZE is just silly though IMHO.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/04 22:16:39


    Post by: Anvildude


    LACE-rifle?

    FACE-rifle!


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    And that's where the Noise Marines got their BASS-rifle!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/05 11:02:37


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Of(f) course it's FACE Palm and LACE Rifle - good old 80's style plastering Lace onto any female... - hmm, but the BASS rifle....not a bad idea either...
    ...gotta check the Widow Maker video from WASP and see... :-P


    Anyhoo, I started to paint the uniforms of the troopers - just the cloth so far - using the Dencaran "Tiger Flash" pattern


    And mounted back ontot the base, one can see the camouflage value



    I just hope they don't blend in too much in the end....

    Cheers
    Klaus



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/05 11:10:09


    Post by: SagesStone


    I'm sure it won't matter how well they blend in when everyone is drawn to all the lasers instead.

    Save the bass rifles for some Emperor's Children later.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/10 09:32:13


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys

    Sorry for the delay, but real live is keeping me quite busy.
    For all those interested in the PONOS casts, please be a bit more patient, I hope I can find some time this week to give them a go and get some casts done. I will then send one out, get all the shipping rates with the weight, and then I'll contact you.

    OK, since the last update I painted many little details


    But the to-do-list is still very long (and constantly growing)


    A first positioning shot looks promising


    I also added the MHI logo to the shoulder pads

    MHI = Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

    Then I looked up my research material


    FLAMES AND MUZZLE FLASHES!

    A mid-process shot of the flamer


    And while the paint dried I positioned the HERCULES on the base, to see how the camo pattern would look


    me likes!


    A blurry shot with the flames


    And with the lasers (WIP)


    And the business end!


    All in all I like how it progresses, even without any OSL effects so far.
    I hope you like it too
    Thanks for your time reading through this update and I hope you enjoyed the update.
    I look forward to your feedback and suggestions.
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/10 12:38:25


    Post by: Two Spartan


    Cool diorama man! The flames look great and from this angle they don't look like they are going off the board which is good =)


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/10 19:40:08


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    yes! i sure enjoyed the update!...

    the only thing i am not too sure about is the green.... dunno if this is somehow a kind of anti climax to all that red and yellow and grey and black...


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/10 23:32:56


    Post by: Commander Cain


    Oh that is looking stunning! Now where have I seen those flame pics before? The ones in the middle? Ah well, great looking diorama!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/10 23:45:45


    Post by: Rogue Wolves


    Looks great Klaus, cant waite to see that lovely PONOS!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/11 09:26:46


    Post by: IronBars


    Your really outdoing yourself with this one Klaus. And nice to see hercules again.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/12 06:42:14


    Post by: inmygravenimage


    Stunning work as ever; tbh what I think is most impressive is how utterly "official" your scratchbuilt tank looks. Great stuff.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/12 20:56:58


    Post by: MeatShield


    I like the green. It sticks out but looks good.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 02:42:24


    Post by: dsteingass


    Gw copies Klaus's style and makes it "official"


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 09:23:45


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys!

    @Vik - you didn't really think I'd go with thisdull green for laser beams, did you?
    Naw, lasers need to be bright

    So how's this for a change?

    Blasting away at the Orks


    Some detail shots:
    Corporal Red Crow

    Sergeant Pointer

    and Corporal Scarface


    Major Reismann: "I love the smell of frsh napalm in the morning"


    And then I added some light effects (they still need some highlights and reflections)




    But I really like it so far

    I hope you like it too.
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 10:06:37


    Post by: bigfish


    SCAR FACE LOOKS AWESOME!
    seriously impressive work to watch, keep up the awesome


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 11:44:41


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    the flamethrowers flame looks really cool...er...hot...

    and i was actually not referring to the laser beams mate, but to the green berets...


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 12:27:45


    Post by: dsteingass


    That is some amazing work Klaus!! Very impressive!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/13 13:35:31


    Post by: Rogue Wolves


    nice work klaus! I love the character put into each one of them


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/17 11:48:03


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys!

    I was able to add more light effects to the troopers


    and hopefully without overdoing (or too little) I think I have them covered now...
    Whooooshhhhhhh


    Then it was time to start with the PONOS



    Still a lot to do, but it looks promising on the base


    I continued with the small camo dots

    and cleaning the tracks

    as well as starting with the Monster Hunter logo


    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/17 12:11:33


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    looks promising on the base


    couldn´t have put it better myself


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/17 18:01:52


    Post by: evildrcheese


    I haven't been here in a while, the 'tiger flesh' uniforms are looking great!

    D


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 09:52:02


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys!
    I really appreciate the feedback

    Since the last update I worked on the tracks


    Then I started with the slogan banners for the fenders

    as well as the rear ramp


    Lots of detailing, including Purity Seals and interior for the exit



    Then I was able to fix the tracks to the body



    Back on the base!



    I love the smell of fresh napalm in the morning!

    Next will be all the detailing, weathering, battle damage, dirt, mud....all the stuff boys have fun with
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 11:03:24


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    the track... boy that is some unique looking sheme there..i know due to the gound of the terrain and all...but still!

    and would you mind traslating the banners for us non latins?


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 13:19:30


    Post by: dsteingass


    That is just fantastic Klaus!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 13:55:07


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    @Vik - so you don't like the tracks?

    As for the Latin: So vergeht der Ruhm der Welt or Thus passes the glory of the world

    It is the slogan of Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International novel series, from which I also borrowed the green smiley face


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 19:57:48


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    NOOOOOOO! quite the oposite!

    the only downtime is that the treads are all covered mostly...

    did my words came across that way? gosh i have to polish up my english i think...

    and i supposed as much that the quote is from that series you mentioned already... and i like that quote... sounds big!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 20:07:44


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Ah, Vik, don't worry Mate!
    I just wasn't sure if like them or not - and I agree, they are really mostly covered :(
    I just applied a generous wash of deluted black and dark brown, with some fine pigments mixed in it....the baby starts to look dirty and used
    I LOVE weathering *lol*


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 20:18:45


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    lol...

    well with thracks the beauty lies within the repetitive pattern... so covering them up... well it is kind of counter productive... but there are of course good reasons for covering the upper half of tracks...

    and well... when i´ve learned to paint more decent i think i will enjoy weathering as much as the next man^^


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 20:45:42


    Post by: Reaper Man 2020


    Loving how your current project is coming on Klaus! Can't wait to see the finished diorama. The flamer guy is particularly cool as is the chimera.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 21:07:31


    Post by: mars2024


    Ich liebe dass die Deutschen hier spricht Englisch miteinander und dann denken dass sie besser sollten! Deine Englisch ist perfect!

    (although I appreciate it, as meine Deutsch ist nicht so gut)

    Looks great Klaus! Your speed and skill continue to astound.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 22:16:18


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    lol... if that was aimed at me mars...

    and in fact... i have met peeps on the streets of berlin that were a whole lot less understandable than you


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 22:22:14


    Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


    Ponos Ponos Ponos Ponos Ponos Ponos Ponos Ponos Santa-Klaus *sang to the tune of Batman*

    Looking awesome there Klaus!!!



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 22:24:05


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    sorry to be rude and dumb in one go... but that name always lacks on "r" for me... at least my freudian mind always reads it that way...


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/19 22:34:14


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    well i have a dirty mind... only a big caliber could change that^^


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/20 02:11:48


    Post by: Rogue Wolves


    a photo of your's I've never seen before made dakka front page "steming the green tide", with a deathwatch team surrounding the tomb of a fallen warrior, very cool! But What I'm here for is the PONOS and it does not disapoint! It looks really really cool.. although I must say after seeing many of your amazing freehand murals.. I am a bit disapointed by the rather simple monsterhunting frowny face, other than that, excelent work as usual


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/23 15:00:33


    Post by: nerdfest09


    I browsed your thread a long time ago and kind of dropped off the radar due to the ever expanding number of catch up pages i needed to sift through, but that wasn't a bad thing as now I have a veritable digital encyclopedia of amzing ideas and techniques to peruse! everything you work on really shows the passion for your hobby and I can comprehend the amount of forward planning and though that goes into each thing you do! I will certainly be a regular on here and i look forward to seeing you post more amazing things for me to enjoy!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 10:00:58


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks!
    Nerdfest09 - thank you, this was a very big compliment.
    I hope you will enjoy todays update.

    Today is a complete show-off post
    The PONOS is complete!
    ORKALYPSE NOW!

    If you want to see the last in-progress images, I suggest you head over to my blog.
    Otherwise, enjoy the images
    (remember if you click the images, you can view the zoomable versions in the gallery)


















    There are some more in the "Orkalypse Now" gallery, or in my blog.
    Phew!
    I'm really glad about this project, and very proud of the result.
    Thank you for your comments and feedback during the ride - you made this project possible!
    THANKS!
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 10:05:52


    Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


    That is awesome Klaus, hands down!!!

    one question ive been meaning to ask though... what title do you give the chassis for the Ponos/Heracles? I know its such a weird question, but I just wondered if you had given it any thought?


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 10:25:42


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    piece of art... the flamer... well if we have to go down in blazes... then hopefully like this!^^

    the ligjht effects look simply stunning... i even saw from the right perspective a double wielding las-sword jedi

    and i voted


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 10:33:49


    Post by: dsteingass


    Wow Klaus! That flamer really does melt the icing on the cake!!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 13:42:20


    Post by: Dr H


    Awesome work throughout Klaus!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/24 21:36:50


    Post by: Moltar


    That totally rules, Klaus. You should be proud! I love just about every aspect of it.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/25 00:47:44


    Post by: Commander Cain


    Amazing! You really are a diorama master, this one just proves that more than ever. Thumbs up!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 13:18:23


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Thanks guys
    I really appreciate your feedback. I helps to keep the motor running. And thanks for voting on the images.

    @AnUnearthlyChilde - I'm not sure about your question...do you mean the individual vehicles?
    If so, the HERCULES is called "Elric", based on the mural on the side, representing Michael Moorcocks Elric of Melniboné
    The PONOS is called "Gecko" - from the face

    Well, I already have some funny ideas for the next project ... well to be honest I already started it...it will be relativey low on the build/modify scale, but hopefully something very new on the paint side

    Code name: "Swift, Silent, Deadly"
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 14:56:01


    Post by: dsteingass


    You are modeling a broccoli fart?


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 14:59:49


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


     dsteingass wrote:
    You are modeling a broccoli fart?

    LOL - I just spilled my soda over the keyboard


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 15:01:21


    Post by: dsteingass


    haha I could send you a keyboard, but yours are funny with the whole J key in the wrong spot


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 15:24:22


    Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


     Klaus, not Santa wrote:
    @AnUnearthlyChilde - I'm not sure about your question...do you mean the individual vehicles?
    If so, the HERCULES is called "Elric", based on the mural on the side, representing Michael Moorcocks Elric of Melniboné
    The PONOS is called "Gecko" - from the face


    I'm meaning the Chassis, like the Rhino, Chimera, Baneblade, Malacdor are their chassis' names as well as the original vehicles. Because originally those individual vehicles were the only ones build until they adapted the STC's of each one.

    I just wondered if you had thought about history and background to go with your unique way of thinking/making. it was a wonder of mine as I like to see how much people think about their own designs lols... Its not like its major or necessary, Its just one of my weird and very random idiosyncrasies



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 18:06:40


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


     dsteingass wrote:
    You are modeling a broccoli fart?


    awesome!!!


    and klaus... sounds like an assassin in the making?


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 18:14:18


    Post by: monkeytroll


    Beautiful work Klaus, that looks absolutely stunning.

    I'll reserve any further comments as I don't want to be seen as the drooling fan-boi those comments would make me seem (Imagine an 8 year old girl finding a real live My Little Pony)


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 19:47:20


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    hehe, but isn't it the Y/Z key that's wandering around....hmm, come to thionk of it, on my keyboard, ALL keys are constantly wandering around...you know, I'm a perfect "blind typer", but my keyboard is a master of "evasive manouvering" :-P

    Well coming back to the SDS (yeah, I had the wrong order), I was thinking about this:


    Just set on Dencara, against greenskins....you get the idea


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 19:55:27


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


     AnUnearthlyChilde wrote:
     Klaus, not Santa wrote:
    @AnUnearthlyChilde - I'm not sure about your question...do you mean the individual vehicles?
    If so, the HERCULES is called "Elric", based on the mural on the side, representing Michael Moorcocks Elric of Melniboné
    The PONOS is called "Gecko" - from the face


    I'm meaning the Chassis, like the Rhino, Chimera, Baneblade, Malacdor are their chassis' names as well as the original vehicles. Because originally those individual vehicles were the only ones build until they adapted the STC's of each one.

    I just wondered if you had thought about history and background to go with your unique way of thinking/making. it was a wonder of mine as I like to see how much people think about their own designs lols... Its not like its major or necessary, Its just one of my weird and very random idiosyncrasies


    Well, I have to admit that I didn't really.
    I started off with my huge "Scarabeus" which was a huge sandcrawler thing, that could transport some tanks and APC's into battle - fluff wise it was the adaption of a ore mining transporter pressed into military service. All other vehicles I built after that, I build with Dencara fluff in mind, where Dencara is actually a planet, just left of the Universes rear end, completely forgotten, and for centuries left to itself, so poor that it was freed from taxes and stuff. But the unique setup of the planets in the Dencara system constanty drew meterites and stuff onto the main planet Dencara 5, delivering precious earths and minerals and ores, which the Dencarans began to mine.
    So Dencara became rather rich and its ores were well apreciated on some forge worlds.
    then the Orks invaded - by accident - and the never ending struggle on Dencara began. Being so far off, the Dencarans used their own devices, some Leonardo da Vinci stuff, and developed and built their own weapons and vehicles. Not quite up to the Imperial standards, a bit set-back (steampunky), but stil inovative and effective.
    So not really STC at all
    But it has really been a while since I seriously spend throughts on the fluff - I just built what came to my crazy mind, and somehow made it fit the Dencara style.
    Cheers
    Klaus


    Automatically Appended Next Post:
     Viktor von Domm wrote:
    baseball pro team???


    Lol, yes a 40K Baseball team in the Dencara league fighting the Green Meanies

    No, rather these guys:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Reconnaissance_Battalion_(USMC)


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 20:01:35


    Post by: AnUnearthlyChilde


     Klaus, not Santa wrote:
     AnUnearthlyChilde wrote:
     Klaus, not Santa wrote:
    @AnUnearthlyChilde - I'm not sure about your question...do you mean the individual vehicles?
    If so, the HERCULES is called "Elric", based on the mural on the side, representing Michael Moorcocks Elric of Melniboné
    The PONOS is called "Gecko" - from the face


    I'm meaning the Chassis, like the Rhino, Chimera, Baneblade, Malacdor are their chassis' names as well as the original vehicles. Because originally those individual vehicles were the only ones build until they adapted the STC's of each one.

    I just wondered if you had thought about history and background to go with your unique way of thinking/making. it was a wonder of mine as I like to see how much people think about their own designs lols... Its not like its major or necessary, Its just one of my weird and very random idiosyncrasies


    Well, I have to admit that I didn't really.
    I started off with my huge "Scarabeus" which was a huge sandcrawler thing, that could transport some tanks and APC's into battle - fluff wise it was the adaption of a ore mining transporter pressed into military service. All other vehicles I built after that, I build with Dencara fluff in mind, where Dencara is actually a planet, just left of the Universes rear end, completely forgotten, and for centuries left to itself, so poor that it was freed from taxes and stuff. But the unique setup of the planets in the Dencara system constanty drew meterites and stuff onto the main planet Dencara 5, delivering precious earths and minerals and ores, which the Dencarans began to mine.
    So Dencara became rather rich and its ores were well apreciated on some forge worlds.
    then the Orks invaded - by accident - and the never ending struggle on Dencara began. Being so far off, the Dencarans used their own devices, some Leonardo da Vinci stuff, and developed and built their own weapons and vehicles. Not quite up to the Imperial standards, a bit set-back (steampunky), but stil inovative and effective.
    So not really STC at all
    But it has really been a while since I seriously spend throughts on the fluff - I just built what came to my crazy mind, and somehow made it fit the Dencara style.
    Cheers
    Klaus


    well tbh, thats a really concise background tbh... and I think it wouldnt be out of place to call it the Dencaran STC.

    nearly everything in the imperium of any note is built with an STC as well. that includes transports and industrial vehicles



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/26 22:13:01


    Post by: Rogue Wolves


    I like the SDS logo, although I must admit my mind went the way daves did at first


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 05:03:16


    Post by: inmygravenimage


    Love the logo, although needs more broccoli.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 05:19:29


    Post by: Galorn


     inmygravenimage wrote:
    Love the logo, although needs more broccoli.


    indeed the SBS... Special Broccoli Service... the unspoken "special" cousin of the british SAS, and the other SBS...


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 10:42:17


    Post by: dsteingass


    Aha! Then that is your German/English KB language packs installed! Remove the US English driver and they should quickly stay where they belong And yes Y/Z key


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 12:09:44


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Alright guys, cut the Brocoli :-P
    *yeah, I know, this was a cheap one*

     dsteingass wrote:
    Aha! Then that is your German/English KB language packs installed! Remove the US English driver and they should quickly stay where they belong And yes Y/Z key


    I'm not sure it's only the Y/Z keys, currently all keys conduct evasive manouvering when confronted with my stubby fingers ;-)

    But you know me, I'm not here for the fun. When I'm in da house, it's business!
    As mentioned before I have this wierd Special Forces idea. It all started when I did some Internet research on Beach Landing and Amphibious Assaults - as some of you seem to think the PONOS is just made for this purpose.
    During the research I came across this image

    It shows two Marines from the USMC Recon Force landing on a beach. I find this image and the pose very intense, it projects a very strong message (I think).
    I also came across several night vision images, just like this one


    Well, you know me
    If I have such a strong idea, I need to build it.
    The idea is to have some Special Forces infiltrating an Ork complex to do "force recon" - sabotage, assasination, cause havoc.


    With this in mind I assembled a small base (actually a lid of a storage glass) and 3 troopers.

    Not exactly the same pose, but I think I can make this work.

    So I thought about an Ork complex and how to display it on such a small area and decided to concentrate on an area directly behind the fence/wall, showing the breach where my team entered.


    I think this will work
    So I worked some more on the troopers. Since they are operating clandestine, they can't use a Las-Rifle or a Bolter, so I created some silenced guns, with large silencer, scope, folding stock, and a double magazine.


    To make the base a bit more dramatic I decided to also add a dead Ork guard


    The troopers also received straps for their rifles as well as night vision goggles


    In addition they got some modified backpacks with somne explosives, cable, and a folding ladder


    and after 3 intensive evenings of building I got this:









    So, what do you think?
    What's your feeling about painting the whole scene in night vision green?
    Any feedback, suggestions, tips?
    I look forward to it
    Cheers
    Klaus


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 12:18:48


    Post by: Viktor von Domm


    i have a big suggestion... paint the whole thing in greens and blacks... just as you would see it in night vision... that would be something totally new...!!!

    as for the pics... i like it to pieces... there is an art in making a small base look good, tell a story and even dont make it look too crowded... an art which you nailed down ^^


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 12:21:45


    Post by: nerdfest09


    Yay, more candy! i am absolutely excited to see you paint this in night vision green! the image will be something i've not seen anywhere else! in some ways it will be easier as you're only using the green spectrum, but getting the details to pop and show will be tricky and I think your shades and highlights are going to be have to be very high in order to give the viewer an instantly recognisable diorama! can't wait Klaus! get to it man :-)


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 12:42:36


    Post by: Anvildude


    Shouldn't the wall be blown inwards? Also, BANGALORES!


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 12:45:25


    Post by: Klaus, not Santa


    Anvildude wrote:
    Shouldn't the wall be blown inwards? Also, BANGALORES!

    Hah!
    Not blown - they are still operating silent, till they placed the demos at the real target, till then.....shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    So they kind of ripped, bent it open (to the outside) taking some sheets completely off.



    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 13:30:32


    Post by: Rogue Wolves


    Very cool build, and painting it all in NV Green? That sounds really cool, I've never seen it done and am interested in seeing you do it


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 14:25:21


    Post by: storag


    Great diorama, but I have doubts about the NV scheme... The idea is cool but tbh the actual paint is bound to look like LOTR ghosts IMO. My vote it's for pale colours like at nights during polar day. It's like you can see all the colours but they seem extremely pale and greyish.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 14:35:17


    Post by: Rawson


    Klaus, not Santa wrote:
    and after 3 intensive evenings of building I got this:


    So, what do you think?
    Any feedback, suggestions, tips?
    I look forward to it
    Cheers
    Klaus

    Great mini diorama! Great context, and I think the scene explains itself well. I love how true you stayed to the reference pics! Great selection. As always, you take something pretty regular (IG troopers in this case) and turn them into something spectacular. I thought you said that there wasn't much converting in this project!

    A few bits of CC: Not a big fan of the current double mags. It's kind of difficult to tell what they are. What about using bolter mags? I think one of the SDS guys should be weilding some sort of combat blade, since the ork has it's throat slit. Maybe with his rifle dangling from it's strap or something. That would also add a bit of diversity to their load out.

    Klaus, not Santa wrote:What's your feeling about painting the whole scene in night vision green?

    Viktor von Domm wrote:i have a big suggestion... paint the whole thing in greens and blacks... just as you would see it in night vision...

    This was my favorite part. Priceless, Vik

    Keep up the great work, Klaus!
    Rawson


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 15:12:55


    Post by: dsteingass


    Klaus will make it look good, he always does, hew will teach you patience Storag


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 15:28:46


    Post by: storag


    Patience is for the old-timers Dave ;P


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 15:31:47


    Post by: Galorn


    this is going to look awesome.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 16:48:44


    Post by: Dr H


    My first thought when painting it all in NV green was mentioned was "that might look a bit boring".
    However, now I've thought about it, it's a good chance to really show off some OSL skills, and you really have that in spades Klaus.
    You could give one or two of them an IR light and show that lighting up the area, and even normal light sources will look spectacularly bright in NV conditions.
    And I agree with Rawson, one of them needs a knife, best thing for stealth and opening arteries.


    (Not) Santas Workshop of the Strange, Wierd, and Wonderful - 7 Jan - Princess remake - pg 78! @ 2012/09/27 17:17:37


    Post by: evildrcheese


    My god, the awesomeness in this blog is just relentless!

    D