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The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/13 06:04:07


Post by: amazingturtles


Howdy howdy howdy, everyone! This is a painting blog, and my intent with it is simple: get better at painting! i've recently got back into the hobby with the kill team box set, but that's not the first thing i'm going to try to paint. my first goal is to repaint the space marines i got back in 2007ish from some other box set! do you want to see how i painted them back then? here:



they... they have a bit of charm, right?!

ok, so the first step is going to be getting the old paint off, and then getting my new paint scheme on. The new one is based around blue, light blue, and silver, and is a bit more... unified. i'll probably also put the chapter i'm making up and it's history here, just for the fun of it.

watch this space if you want to, but you don't have to!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/13 10:32:53


Post by: evildrcheese


Everyone's first paint jobs looks like that, so you're in good company.

What will you be using to strip them? Are you planning on attempting the same paint scheme or something new.

Looking forward to see your some new stuff.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/13 17:38:54


Post by: amazingturtles


I'm planning on using that simple green stuff to strip them, it seems to be the one a lot of people reccomend, and is available in my area i hope.

The new scheme is going to be a darker blue on the majority, light blue outlined by silver on the pauldrons and helmets.

I'm still learning a lot but i hope the new paint job will look a lot cleaner

Thanks for the comment!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/13 20:05:09


Post by: JamesY


Look forward to seeing the scheme. First question is, are you going to work off a black or white primer?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/14 05:49:57


Post by: amazingturtles


Hm, well I usually use black. What would you think would be best? i'm open to learning to try anything

but, progress! i'm getting the old ones stripped down of paint pretty well, which makes me happy because i haven't done that too much. And I got one of the new guys painted in a very basic test of my color scheme. very, very basic, mind you. and the picture isn't the best. But here they are!

the darker blue isn't as thick as it looks in this picture, i swear.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/14 06:53:20


Post by: evildrcheese


Man they cleaned up really nicely! Wish we could get simple green easily in the UK!

Liking the new scheme. Reminds me of Alpha Legion.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/17 17:52:02


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! The cleaning went surprisingly well, but i had to realize just how badly i messed these guys up when I first got them. The mold lines are huge, and there are gouges in the pauldrons where I think I must have just twisted them out of the sprues or some such. Ah well. Fixing is underway.

In the meantime, I got a few more of the new guys started:



Progress is progressing, still a lot to do though.

would it be acceptable for space marines to be based on an ocean world?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/21 04:17:26


Post by: amazingturtles


I am taking a break from painting, and so i did some quick and choppy... converting? i guess? instead.

Here is a space marine scout with a dog style companion:



Just a rough attempt, but i think it's ok! The big problem? the hand that's supposed to be petting the dog's ear... i don't think that's a human hand. it was in a bag of bits i got, so i'm not sure where it's from.

Still, i am mostly happy with how it looks like he's looking down and reaching down to scratch the dog thing. That was my goal.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/11/21 07:03:40


Post by: evildrcheese


Scout with dog is looking good.

As per your question, I see no reason why a SM chapter couldn't be based on an ocean world.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/01 13:45:22


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you again, evildrcheese.

Still working on painting! but i ended up doing this as well. (work in progress, of course)



Yes, an otter. a war otter. of space war.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Painting progress!



Still a lot to do to fix these guys up, but i'm getting somewhere i think.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/06 23:23:50


Post by: amazingturtles


Here is a brief progress update:



progress is progressing. i'm on the lookout for more animal type things.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/09 17:31:40


Post by: amazingturtles


This is probably a step too far



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/09 20:15:46


Post by: Theophony


a otter, a war otter, a space war otter

Nice work so far

Is it by chance a dwarf giant space war otter


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/17 19:57:42


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks, Theophony! And yes, it just might be.

but for now i got to move away from the space marines. i need a break from those guys. enter... this guy!



Just a plaguebearer, but I gave him a little shield thing. i'm pretty happy, though as always there's still work to be done on him. got to get the drybrushing better on that shield hand, which i only just saw in the picture here.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2016/12/20 16:39:22


Post by: Captain Brown


Well your Marines are coming along.

The camera never lies and often exposes little things that need tweaking. I discover issues in my PLOGs all the time.

Keep at it.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/03 03:08:09


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks Captain Brown!

So it's back to the marines and otters and otters with marines for me, as you will see... here:



still some tweaking to do on the hands, but i hope you can see that he is instructing his war otter on the finer points of bug hunting.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/03 03:13:31


Post by: Ashenwyte


Very nice conversions on the scouts. Where are the dogs and otters from?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/03 04:14:17


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! i'm not entirely sure, i got them in a big old bits bag. I think that they're from something by mantic, but I'm not entirely sure. I really like them, though.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/03 04:22:05


Post by: brushcommando


Nice to see you back at it. Btw I'm not sure about the otters, but the dogs are definitely from Mantic and come with thier fantasy dwarf command sprues if you need more. Their elf range also had a war-cat if I remember. You could probably ebay them cheap from a bitz seller online.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/03 07:38:28


Post by: evildrcheese


Oh my word, those otters are soo cool!

Nice find, makes them really characterful.

Painting is coming along nicely too.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/04 03:02:20


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you evildrcheese, that means a lot! and yeah, i really love these otters. I only have got one left so I have to think carefully about what to do.

 brushcommando wrote:
Nice to see you back at it. Btw I'm not sure about the otters, but the dogs are definitely from Mantic and come with thier fantasy dwarf command sprues if you need more. Their elf range also had a war-cat if I remember. You could probably ebay them cheap from a bitz seller online.


Thanks, it's good to know the source! And it's good to know about war cats. Because i did not know about them until now but i know that i must have them, just from the name.

I haven't got anything new done just yet, because my sister is visiting and we've been spending most of our time snowshoeing and baking, but i did just get a new bag of random bits that included some giant rats. I can use those for sure.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/04 07:19:08


Post by: evildrcheese


Giant rats eh? ...did someone say counts as Scout Bikers

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/12 03:21:32


Post by: amazingturtles


Sadly, they just aren't that big! More like unusually large rats than giant ones really. rodents of unusual sizes, if you will.

also i can't find where i put them.

No real progress because i've been sick with some sort of nasty cold style thing, but here is the animals i have, minus the rats:



Three dogs! Five frogs! Two otters! And a monkey.

Many ideas i have, just gotta wait until i stop hacking up my lungs every five minutes.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/12 03:37:47


Post by: brushcommando


Frogs. Nah. Those must be battle-toads. And the monkey is too cool of a pet for the rank and file. Give him to Captain or Chaptermaster...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/12 06:53:07


Post by: evildrcheese


Only mild disappointment that there's no cat...

Totally agree with Brush Commando that the monkey has to be allocated to a Captain / Chapter Master.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/13 05:26:32


Post by: amazingturtles


Yes, i think you're both right. He's far too grand a monkey for anyone else. Also, yes, battletoads! i miss the most obvious of things.

So... the dogs are from mantic and are dwarven throwing dogs, so... I thought i would try that. Making that. Except being held by a scout of course.



it's... well...

I tried! That's the important thing. i still got a nasty cold.

I need to repaint that guy though, why didn't i strip the paint on him dang. Also the arm i found in my bits bag is pretty different, anyone know where it's from?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/13 06:08:45


Post by: Kurnost


This is awesome man! I like pets for marines.
With your throwing dog scout, there's a scout arm that exxtends way out from the body (i think it's a pistol, scoped aiming or something...) anywho you could use that to make him hammer throw the pooch?? Just a thought.
Also if you need more throwing dogs I have quite a few


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/13 06:48:26


Post by: evildrcheese


Perhaps get hold of a Blood Bowl throwing army and replace the ball with the Dog?

That would be some serious throwing arm action!

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/13 10:19:29


Post by: brushcommando


@EDC this is going from cute to animal abuse at an alarming rate...
Edit: But I suppose in the grim darkness of the 41st millinium there is no PETA...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/13 12:19:46


Post by: LostCarcosa25


Very neat idea, amazingturtles. They remind me of the Robot Chicken where all the G.I. Joes had pets. And, the war otters are just great.

-LostCarcosa


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/14 06:32:14


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! The otters really are my favorite out of all of the pets so far. so simple but so neat and yes, cute.

Kurnost wrote:This is awesome man! I like pets for marines.
With your throwing dog scout, there's a scout arm that exxtends way out from the body (i think it's a pistol, scoped aiming or something...) anywho you could use that to make him hammer throw the pooch?? Just a thought.
Also if you need more throwing dogs I have quite a few


I might have that arm around somewhere! got to do some digging though, my system for organizing bits is... well it needs to start existing.

evildrcheese wrote:Perhaps get hold of a Blood Bowl throwing army and replace the ball with the Dog?

That would be some serious throwing arm action!

EDC


That would probably be the perfect thing!

brushcommando wrote:@EDC this is going from cute to animal abuse at an alarming rate...
Edit: But I suppose in the grim darkness of the 41st millinium there is no PETA...


At least the dog's expression is determined! he's all "yeah man, throw me. i thought you dudes knew no fear" and the space marine is all "yeah but there's no rule called 'and they shall know no guilt', is there?"

Sorry this is an empty post guys, i'm working on painting but it's going bad. I did find the giant rats though, maybe i'll get something made with one of them for the next real update.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 01:56:35


Post by: amazingturtles


Well it's not a giant rat but i got some more work done on a basic dog and marine! can't find my good light though



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 02:19:37


Post by: brushcommando


Nice. Does your chapter have a name yet?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 02:43:39


Post by: amazingturtles


Not yet! i've been having trouble with that, to be honest.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 03:49:57


Post by: brushcommando


Beastmasters! The Emperor's Amazing Turtles! The Space Mastiffs! The Hounds of Terra! ...okay that;s all I got. Oh... or the Space Goats.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 04:13:07


Post by: Ssgt Carl


Where did you get those bulldogs? they are from old Squats right? Ive been trying to get ahold of one for some time. Do you know of a source?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 04:24:54


Post by: brushcommando


 Ssgt Carl wrote:
Where did you get those bulldogs? they are from old Squats right? Ive been trying to get ahold of one for some time. Do you know of a source?


Those are Mantic Games throwing mastiffs and they come on the fantasy dwarf command sprue.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 04:26:41


Post by: Ssgt Carl


I had no idea. Thanks!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 04:33:44


Post by: brushcommando


No problem. In fact, if you want one, I've a few spares myself. Just PM your address and I'll send one out for you. Same goes for you Turtles, if your supply runs short. I assume they are probably light enough I could put them in a standard mailing envelope?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 05:54:52


Post by: amazingturtles


As a note, as far as i can tell there's only one head option. They are still very fun to mess around with though.

Thanks for the offer and the name suggestions, brushcommando! Gotta do some thinking. About space goats.

Strange ideas i had: Ethereal Otters, Void Otters, Fists of Lutra (lutra being the scientific name for otter)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 06:16:06


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

Mrs. Captain Brown approves of the animals and says that Void Otters is her pick. Just thought you should know.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 06:51:55


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice update on the Tac marine.

I like Ethereal Otters.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 13:59:52


Post by: brushcommando


Yeah, actually void otters sounds pretty awesome.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 18:44:24


Post by: timetowaste85


+1 for Void Otters.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 19:10:41


Post by: Fifty


There is already noticeable improvement in your painting since the start of the thread.

I don't like Void Otters, but they are a type of Weasel, so how about Void Weasels?

Or Void Hounds? Warp Dogs?

Or Emperor's Bulldogs? Imperial Mastiffs?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 20:49:31


Post by: amazingturtles


This is why i have trouble with names! I am thinking something otter related and void otters seems to be the most liked so... still thinking though.

Here is a blurry group shot of marines newly painted, painted years ago, and partly painted. some with pets and some tragically without. I still have a lot to do!

Spoiler:



Also a box of kleenex because my cold is lingering, lingering.

I'm glad to hear my work is improving, thank you Fifty!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/16 22:07:05


Post by: Asmodai_00


Void Lutras would be "Void Otters," translated.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/17 19:30:04


Post by: amazingturtles


I bought a thing for fairly cheap!



Ok, back to work.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/17 19:36:32


Post by: brushcommando


Nice! You should see if you can perch the monkey atop the banner. Company mascot anyone?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/19 05:07:28


Post by: amazingturtles


That's a good idea and i've tested it and it seems to work but I haven't commited yet.

because here is a marine holding a toad. of battle.



ok, this is just a test too. I've got to scooch that toad back a bit.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/19 06:54:30


Post by: evildrcheese


"Hold my toad whilst I kill this heretic"

Nice catch on the command squad, such a great little box.

I feel like the toads should be 'magical' and be something to do with Librarians...

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/19 16:40:19


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, I'm having a lot of fun with all of the neat little things in there. Plus with some extra bits i got lying around, I think i might be able to make six guys out of it instead of five.

So here is my experimental test captain/commander/leader type guy. Lots of cleaning up to do on him



But I tried to pose him with the dog looking up to him in expectation and his shield arm shielding the otter. The head is probably from some chaos thing (heresy!) but i love it. I love it too much.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/19 18:56:41


Post by: brushcommando


I love the pose you have for the dog there. I can't wait till you have it painted up. Might show it to my sister (who loves dogs like I love Space marines) to get her to finally paint some minis with me.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/20 20:49:00


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! I was really happy with how the dog's pose ended up too. It's got a lot of mobility for such a simple figure

And hey, go ahead and show her, i just played a game of kill team with my older sister:



i probably should have taken some better pictures instead of getting all "dramatic angle!" though


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/20 22:05:31


Post by: corpuschain


Fantastic idea! Keep up the good work!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/23 03:46:01


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you corpuschain!

 evildrcheese wrote:

I feel like the toads should be 'magical' and be something to do with Librarians...
EDC


So! I... kind of tried... something like that



(i lost my good trimming blade is part of the reason he still looks messy. the other part of the reason is me)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/23 04:15:24


Post by: Ssgt Carl


 amazingturtles wrote:
Yeah, I'm having a lot of fun with all of the neat little things in there. Plus with some extra bits i got lying around, I think i might be able to make six guys out of it instead of five.

So here is my experimental test captain/commander/leader type guy. Lots of cleaning up to do on him



But I tried to pose him with the dog looking up to him in expectation and his shield arm shielding the otter. The head is probably from some chaos thing (heresy!) but i love it. I love it too much.


This is awesome. Absolutely love it!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/23 04:17:49


Post by: brushcommando


That's nice conversion work. I like the helmeted scout.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/23 10:59:03


Post by: evildrcheese


Excellent work on the captain, the posing works really well, and I think the head is from the SW, kit, so no Heresy. The 'wildman' look really works with the animal theme too, so bonus.

The dude holding told is looking good too, reminds me a sorcerer's apprentice type vibe.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/25 05:19:35


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you so much everyone! Yeah, i love how wild and wind tossed that head looks, i couldn't pass up using it for someone important. It's good to know he's not (too) heretical.

I've got some painting to do, but to be frank... I'm getting a bit burned out on the marines for now. i get burned out too easy, but i know it just means i need to change things up for a bit.

This is not a substansive post, but just to say that there might be something very different the next time i put something up here. Or it might be a painted marine.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/26 04:55:04


Post by: amazingturtles


 brushcommando wrote:
Nice! You should see if you can perch the monkey atop the banner. Company mascot anyone?


I forgot! i tried this:



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/26 06:16:45


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice.

Don't worry about burn out or pressure yourself into painting, it's your hobby, so do or do not but enjoy yourself.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/26 10:22:23


Post by: brushcommando


 amazingturtles wrote:
 brushcommando wrote:
Nice! You should see if you can perch the monkey atop the banner. Company mascot anyone?


I forgot! i tried this:



EPIC!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/28 04:04:16


Post by: amazingturtles


I am glad you like it! it balances really well, considering how tall it is.

In the meantime, I got something the other day that is not marines. here it is pictured next to the very first tank i ever painted... which was probably like... 15 years ago? can you guess the new thing?



I plan on changing things up with the new one.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/28 10:09:48


Post by: brushcommando


Aww. I kind of miss the old Chimera kit. Kind of. Drove me nuts that the treads did not fit right without leaving a gap. I always tried to hide it on the underside of the model but I still knew it was there...
Is that a GSC guy I see in the front or just a gas-mask?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/28 18:33:21


Post by: amazingturtles


Oh, yes those treads. I'm sure you can see my own not so elegant "solution" there. It's still my favorite tank though, part nostalgia and part i genuinely love how it looks.

And yup, that is a GSC guy. I always kind of liked them, long before they got this new official support. they're the big happy (doomed) families of the 40k universe!

so i got the armored claw set on a whim and was... underwhelmed. Everything is just normal guard, with a tiny sprue of heads and a few symbols. that's on me, that's my fault, i should have checked reviews before buying it. But since I have it and i have some neat bits, i'm going to try to make it more interesting. here is attempt number one:



lobster claws! instead of a buldozer blade. if i keep it like this i'm obviously going to add some stuff to where they attach, and more stuff besides.

(Space Marines have not been abandoned. I'm slowly starting to paint the leader!)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/28 18:52:04


Post by: brushcommando


I'm torn on the lobster claw idea. The loyalist and former guard player in me hates defacing an imperial vehicle. The heretic in me says heck yes! Both halves are excited to see what comes next. And to see the painted space marine leader. And the GSC foot soldiers. And the monkey on the banner. ... This thread does nothing good for my ADD...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/29 23:33:28


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! I admit i might be giving myself too many things to finish... I need to knuckle down and paint.

but first, this:



i'm not sure about it, this is an experiment to make maybe a counts as primus or something similar, and maybe it's too goofy. and it may offend the loyalist in you even more!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/29 23:55:49


Post by: PathologicalLurker


i'm not sure about it, this is an experiment to make maybe a counts as primus or something similar, and maybe it's too goofy. and it may offend the loyalist in you even more!

Nonsense. I say bring on the weirdness because this project is awesome. Interested to see what comes next.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/30 18:42:00


Post by: brushcommando


I like... whatever that is. It reminds me of this wierd starship troopers CGI cartoon they made a while back. One of the roughnecks got transformed into a bug-hybrid. And while I've been typing this I realized that he also reminds me of an infested terran from starcraft. Also a plus.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/30 21:20:56


Post by: amazingturtles


I am glad to hear that guys! with these cultists, i want to go wierd and a bit unsettling.

on the more normal side, i did some painting of the basic guys



(i guess i have a gallery now because the normal image place i use is being impossible)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/30 21:26:17


Post by: evildrcheese


Love the lobster claws on the Chimera. Full of win!

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/01/31 21:44:04


Post by: LostCarcosa25


The monkey perched on the banner is awesome!

-LostCarcosa


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/01 18:56:07


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! i'm going to get to painting the banner next, as soon as i finish the captain.

Sadly, there was a mishap with the chimera involving a dog, a cord, and it falling off a shelf and breaking the claws and other parts clean off. Gotta fix it.

But speaking of the captain, he is in progress:



Primer and first layers down, still more to fix (a lot)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/02 10:38:05


Post by: brushcommando


Very cool -looking! I'm not going to lie, now I'm really eager to see you paint that infested scout guy....


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/03 19:37:56


Post by: amazingturtles


I have started on him! i have plans. Lobstery plans.

but then i have this as well, my last major purchase for a long while



(just the guys mind you, not the game)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/04 17:07:36


Post by: brushcommando


Oh cool. I'm kind of tempted to get that one myself, but my budget resolution is making me pick and choose carefully...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/04 21:08:27


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, I've reached my budget limit with this. though it was less expensive than buying the game box.

But... there were two reason i bought it. Reason 1 of course being neat GSC guys.

Reason 2 being... this guy!



See, not only does it come with a neat hawk, it's a hawk that belongs to a space marine! Space Marine pets: totally canon. i am vindicated.

i'm trying it out for something else though. first attempt:



the wire looks a lot less visible in person, but i think i still need a more clear kind.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/05 01:33:50


Post by: brushcommando


Ooh. I like the hawk. Although it looks like a fiddly bit that would break if you look at it funny, at least when attached to the whited scar's bike. Speaking of vindication... ie vindicator... do you have any vehicles planned for the Space Otters? because if so, I think they should do the grinning maw painted on the guns like Vietnam era helicopters... just a suggestion.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/05 01:49:57


Post by: Showtime


Love the pets. They totally add character.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/05 02:45:13


Post by: Zombiegirl


I love this idea! Those dogs are awesome and the otters!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/05 19:29:22


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks, Showtime and Zombiegirl. I'm really glad that so many people like this silly little idea of mine. And yeah, the otters are seriously the best.

 brushcommando wrote:
Ooh. I like the hawk. Although it looks like a fiddly bit that would break if you look at it funny, at least when attached to the whited scar's bike. Speaking of vindication... ie vindicator... do you have any vehicles planned for the Space Otters? because if so, I think they should do the grinning maw painted on the guns like Vietnam era helicopters... just a suggestion.


The wire is pretty sturdy, almost too sturdy, really.

i don't have any vehicles yet apart from the land speeder, but i'd like to get something! i honestly really like boxy tanks, so a rhino might be the way to go. And it's called a rhino, I mean, come on! The grinning maw thing would be a good challenge for my painting skills as well.

Nothing important today, busy putting together the new stuff.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/08 18:30:30


Post by: amazingturtles


So there is not much going on here as i have got some family visiting! it's nice actually, but not much time for hobby stuff. Not much time for pets either, as i've found that i may actually have more animal figures than marines that can fit with them.

So instead have some genestealer cult friends.



i've got to finish their faces and their bases, and that should be it! which makes me pretty happy.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/08 18:57:50


Post by: brushcommando


Looking good. Should look pretty nice next to their lobster-claw chimera if you can manage to repair it.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/09 09:47:14


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. I really like the apothecary with the eagle.

GSC dudes are looking cool.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/09 18:18:32


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! i am working on the lobster-chimera today, what i wish i could find is those spore mine spawner things from the old macragge set. I think the claws would look great if they appeared to be emerging from those and i know i've got 'em, but where? Where?

meanwhile, a wingaling cultist. With a beefy arm.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/09 21:22:11


Post by: brushcommando


Nice. You know, if you can't find that bit, I might be able to send you one of mine. IF I can find it. those things have Instinctive Behaviour: Lurk -- for sure. Never seem to be at hand when you actually want em... Also, is that last GSC guy a modified catachan or something else?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/10 05:22:32


Post by: amazingturtles


I'll let you know if i can't find mine! I've got some ideas of where they might be, it just involves digging around in a garage filled with everything that ever existed in the history of the world.

He's a catachan guy, yeah. i've got a whole bunch of old, primed and half broken of them lying in a box, and this was me deciding to finally do something with one


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/10 06:15:13


Post by: evildrcheese


Liking the winged cultist. Looking forward to see the modified and improved Lobster Chimera.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/14 22:55:45


Post by: amazingturtles


So i haven't been up to much the last few days, but i do have one last new project:



What can I say? I've always wanted one of these boxy guys.

Hopefully I will have something better to show soon!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/15 12:07:00


Post by: evildrcheese


Does the 'Rhino' count as a 'pet' for a whole squad?

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/15 13:46:27


Post by: brushcommando


Very cool. I do enjoy assembling/painting rhino tanks.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/17 03:41:45


Post by: Captain Brown


Like the Cultists there amazingturtles.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/18 22:40:13


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, it's been pretty fun to put together, brushcommando. Kind of soothing when things fit together right. And i'm getting extra ambitious (for me). I'm going to paint the interior!

 evildrcheese wrote:
Does the 'Rhino' count as a 'pet' for a whole squad?

EDC


Hm...

YES!

Ahem, anyway, thank you Captain Brown! i actually had a lot of fun painting them. unfortunately i've been in a slump these past few days, painting wise and everything wise. but i did do this:



That is the plan for the interior of the rhino right now! they aren't glued down yet, need to finish painting them and the rest of the inside. I also want to see if i can pose one of the dogs inside to look like he's scratching at one of the doors.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/19 14:47:35


Post by: Captain Brown


To get out of a slump I will sometimes just do a group of models bases as it is easy, repetitive and at very least means that later when I am painting the legs and feet I won't get base paint on them.

So it is somewhat productive and sets you up for finishing the models later.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/19 14:49:55


Post by: brushcommando


I like that interior set up. I mean, dispatching Astartes to raid a farmer's market might seem a bit extreme, but these are grimdark times...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/19 20:33:13


Post by: amazingturtles


Right? I mean, they gotta feed the pets somehow. Can't just feed them... space marine flakes?

Sometimes i wonder just how close to being renegades the void otters are...

Captain Brown wrote:
To get out of a slump I will sometimes just do a group of models bases as it is easy, repetitive and at very least means that later when I am painting the legs and feet I won't get base paint on them.

So it is somewhat productive and sets you up for finishing the models later.

Cheers,

CB


That's a good idea, thanks!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/22 04:26:29


Post by: Kurnost


Interior diorama? Do continue... I like a min that tells a story. Great work


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/24 04:20:27


Post by: amazingturtles


Kurnost wrote:
Interior diorama? Do continue... I like a min that tells a story. Great work


Thank you! I love those kinds of minis too, but i've always let my lack of confidence get in the way of trying. no more!

But i um.... just today realized i put half of the rhino's treads on wrong. So until i fix that, here is a blurry progress update on the genestealer boys:



(the claws on the chimera are red, purple and rusty orange and it doesn't show up well here)

I'm thinking about giving some of the rats to them. That's right, genestealer cultists can have pets too!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/24 05:21:02


Post by: ZoBo


some tyranid rippers would make good pets for them! ...shame they're kind of a pain to get hold of

love everything about this thread too by the way!...I've been lurking here for a while


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/24 06:48:54


Post by: evildrcheese


Liking the diorama inside the rhino, a cool idea.

Cultists are looking great too. Rats for the cultists would be cool, they probably spend a lot of time hiding out in sewers waiting to ambush imperial forces.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/24 10:12:10


Post by: brushcommando


Nice! Glad you were able to fix the lobster-tank.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/28 05:21:11


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, rippers would be pretty nice i think, ZoBo, but you're right about them being hard to get. None in my bits bags either so far as i can see. Thank you so much for the kind words!

edc: that was my thinking (about the rats). the genestealer cults are generally portrayed as underground dwellers. I've also got a few neat little snakes that might work well with them.

Here's a quick in progress of the rhino interior. changed some things, and i still have a lot of painting to do:





The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/28 06:47:51


Post by: evildrcheese


Getting there with the rhino interior.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/02/28 16:38:07


Post by: brushcommando


Looking good! You can tell that rhino kit is from the nineties though. All the monitors are displaying the once-dreaded "blue screen of death"


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/04 05:01:42


Post by: amazingturtles


Ha! yes.

Hm... i wonder if anyone ever made a fake windows 95 error thing referencing the machine spirit...

Meanwhile! Cult friends.



I forgot to finish the purple guy's face/


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/04 10:18:34


Post by: brushcommando


Lol. He knows it, and is positively turning purple with embarrassement. Side note, is the guy on the right sporting a lash whip from his shoulder or does he have a tail?



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/05 05:47:32


Post by: amazingturtles


It's a lash whip! It was meant to look a bit tentaclish, i might rework it to make the hand part a bit less obvious


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/06 16:46:36


Post by: amazingturtles


Today i have nothing to offer but this bird ogre thing



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/06 16:52:46


Post by: RyanAvx


What otter madness is this!?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/06 16:53:54


Post by: brushcommando


That is very worthy of 40k's creepy aesthetic. What do you plan to have him stand in for in-game?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/06 19:12:39


Post by: amazingturtles


RyanAvx wrote:What otter madness is this!?


Madness? Perhaps. Otterly ridicuo\lous? Almost definitely.

brushcommando wrote:That is very worthy of 40k's creepy aesthetic. What do you plan to have him stand in for in-game?


I'm not sure yet to be honest. He's quite big, almost twice the height of a marine! but obviously he can't be anything imperial. i was imagining it as a random xenos, but game-wise, he doesn't fit too well with any of my (two) armies. It's a conundrum.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/07 03:18:24


Post by: brushcommando


Hmm. If you ever decide to run your cult guys as traitor guard He could stand in for an ogryn bodyguard? I imagine that a lot of the GSC models would work well as a lost and the damned style army using the imperial guard codex.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/07 06:13:05


Post by: evildrcheese


Loving the assault cannon wielding chicken orge!

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/22 04:30:48


Post by: amazingturtles


 brushcommando wrote:
Hmm. If you ever decide to run your cult guys as traitor guard He could stand in for an ogryn bodyguard? I imagine that a lot of the GSC models would work well as a lost and the damned style army using the imperial guard codex.


That's a good plan!

Well, i haven't had much going on painting or hobbywise lately. i am currently in the process of moving, and trying not to destroy all my little guys while doing so. The greatest challenge. But i don't want to let this blog languish too much, so here is one thing i've been working on! (still in progress as always)



And now, back to boxes.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/22 13:17:02


Post by: brushcommando


Ugh. Moving and miniatures is always a stressful combo. Hope all goes well for you. Also, nice Magos! That;s always been one of my favorite GSC models.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/26 03:42:09


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, he's really neat! i like that he's almost diginified in his stance, and powerful looking.

But then i tried to make my own





I think it's a start, but the gun arm... is a problem.

(Still working on my move, i won't have a lot of space so storage is going to be a puzzle game basically)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/26 12:58:13


Post by: brushcommando


Ooh Cool! Did you convert that from the island of blood mage?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/26 23:49:20


Post by: amazingturtles


Yup! i've got a couple of halves of those for some reason. well, only one now.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/30 05:34:56


Post by: Captain Brown


We look forward to the Cult returning after your move.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/03/30 06:33:29


Post by: evildrcheese


Nifty conversion.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/04/11 23:44:12


Post by: amazingturtles


Hi, hi hello. not much on cultists or space marine pets right now, but i did end up with an interesting new project: Silver Tower.

My sisters and i (we all played a lot of hero quest when we were kids) pooled resources and got it and it's been pretty fun so far! but i'm in charge of the painting because i am the one who has time.

So here's a pink horror, who i now know needs one more wash after seeing his picture



More of a pepto bismol horror really.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/04/12 08:22:33


Post by: evildrcheese


Looking good. The Silver Tower is a great game, I need to badger my brother to paint up his copy

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/04/16 04:50:06


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah, we're having a blast with it! Much good times, even with constant forgetting of rules

Meanwhile, this guy:



i... don't know.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/01 20:28:38


Post by: amazingturtles


Ok! it's been a bit, my life is crazy right now but here is an update. is it a space marine with an otter? is it a work in progress? is it blurry as heck? yes, always.



How will the Space/Void/ Otters fare in the new edition? Will they get some giant space brothers? (No, those things are heck of pricey it looks like and i like small things) Will i ever completely finish anything? These are all questions.

Basically, I'm just trying to get back into the habit of painting and working on these guys again. Expect more soon, I've got a weasel type thing i want to make as someone's pet.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/03 00:15:49


Post by: Kurnost


I hope he turned off the gauntlet first
I love the pets!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/06 16:10:11


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! and i'm sure he did. i'm sure of it.

Meanwhile, this!



this was testing to see if i could get the hand and wolf posed properly near each other. the leash is a placeholder until i find something better. something like a chain that i can attack a bit to the other end of his hand so it really looks like he's gripping it.

Next: a hawk, maybe?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/07 14:09:40


Post by: amazingturtles


Next... a hawk!



wait, that's a frog! ain't hardly a hawk at all!

Ok, maybe a hawk the next time (i have a hawk somewhere... but i can't find it)

Urg, those mold lines. how did i miss those?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/08 17:53:19


Post by: brushcommando


Nice! good to see the void otters reinforced by the prospero marines. That dog with the leash is a pretty nice conversion


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/08 19:20:19


Post by: Captain Brown


Sometimes just shaving some spare sprue you can make straps fairly easily and cheaply.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/09 02:36:48


Post by: amazingturtles


brushcommando wrote:Nice! good to see the void otters reinforced by the prospero marines. That dog with the leash is a pretty nice conversion


Thanks! yeah, the prospero marines are definitely some of my favorites, and i'm glad i finally got my hands on some. Chapterwise, i've been thinking for a while that the Otters aren't too well supplied and that they have a mess of different equipment. Their story actually works pretty well with the new update to the setting i think so i should probably write it down before i forget it.

Captain Brown wrote:Sometimes just shaving some spare sprue you can make straps fairly easily and cheaply.

Cheers,

CB


Oh, that makes a lot sense. thanks, i will try this.

And here is the promised hawk (or bird of some kind)



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/11 15:59:52


Post by: amazingturtles


here is a little painted guy and an otter that is not brown. I might try making an otter look like a nebula next.



also I found some fun things! things that i have spent some time looking for too.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/12 21:45:18


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

The shaving off of sprue does require a steady hand and go slowly or you will cut your own fingers. But if you check out the two walking guardsmen with slung Lasguns in my Necromundian Guard PLOG their straps were made that way, you camouflage the ends at shoulders or at the wrist or neck, etc.

It looks like you are going to dip into the Genestealer Cults.

Good luck.

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/14 19:21:25


Post by: amazingturtles


Heh, don;'t worry, i'm sure i'll cut my own fingers no matter what. it's one of the hobby things i'm best at! but i will check those guys out, thank you again

I do have a small gsc force, i was mainly excited to find these guys because they're the missing pieces from my old macragge set and i thought i had lost them forever.

Meanwhile! i started working on a small and very simple scenery bit, kind of a ruined church deal?

Spoiler:





The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/16 02:33:23


Post by: amazingturtles


Here is one more building, then, it's back to the rest!



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/16 05:53:56


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice work on the building.

I love all the recent editions of Space Marines with pets! Excellent work as ever.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/22 21:33:15


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! it always means a lot to hear that, seriously.

now, i have a confession. i said before that i wouldn't be getting the new box set but circumstances changed and... i caved.

but you know what? There's nothing in the rules that says Primary marines can't have pets too



And i otter know.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/26 17:17:08


Post by: amazingturtles


Though they have their differences, they all share one thing in common



(and i mean, something apart from all needing a lot of touching up)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/06/27 05:57:22


Post by: evildrcheese


Desperately trying to think of an Otter related pun, but i'very got nothing!

Nice job on the Primaris marines, keep it up.

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/07/10 03:12:23


Post by: amazingturtles


The problem with otter puns is that there's basically one of them, i think. i mean, i otter know that by now *is pulled offstage by vaudeville hook*

Thank you as always!

not much to say, here's a bird



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/07/10 05:54:12


Post by: evildrcheese


Epic viking marine with space hawk is epic!

EDC


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/07/15 16:05:09


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! i'm pretty happy with him, i know that it's a chaos head but i needed someone who looked expressive. And the fact is, most non helmeted space marines have only one expression, and it's not a good one.

I don't have anything new to add right now, sadly, but i do have a question: Small plastic dogs. What would be a good source for them?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/07/23 02:55:04


Post by: amazingturtles


Here is a primarily lieutenant with his pet cat



he is not yet finished but for now that is all.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/08/23 17:05:26


Post by: amazingturtles


No pets, but have a bird man!



Could not get a good picture sadly.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/08/25 19:29:54


Post by: amazingturtles


Messin' about with colors for the birdman space friend.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/08/25 20:19:43


Post by: supreme overlord


searched through 5 pages of text to try and see a space marine riding a turtle and was dissapointed


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/08/25 21:15:46


Post by: amazingturtles


 supreme overlord wrote:
searched through 5 pages of text to try and see a space marine riding a turtle and was dissapointed


You are of course correct to be disappointed. it is my greatest failure.

i do know a place i can get a turtle though

edit: the qoutes betrayed me


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/08 05:44:50


Post by: amazingturtles


It's been a while since i had a chance to work on these guys. and that's still the case. but i managed to get my marines all in one place



this is not a competetive army but that's ok because it's also not really an army


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/09 15:18:31


Post by: facelyss


The space marine pets are absolutely classic! Quick question, where did you get that pirate monkey? I'd love to use him with my Freebooterz.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/09 17:09:08


Post by: amazingturtles


facelyss wrote:
The space marine pets are absolutely classic! Quick question, where did you get that pirate monkey? I'd love to use him with my Freebooterz.


Thank you! the monkey is a neat little figure, he comes from the empire handgunners set, if i remember right. he would definitely work great for freebooterz!

I have at last rectified the lack of turtles in this thread:



The turtle/tortoise is quite big. i am thinking of somehow making it into a counts as dreadnought, if i can find the right bits.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/10 00:06:43


Post by: ZoBo


 amazingturtles wrote:
facelyss wrote:
The space marine pets are absolutely classic! Quick question, where did you get that pirate monkey? I'd love to use him with my Freebooterz.


Thank you! the monkey is a neat little figure, he comes from the empire handgunners set, if i remember right. he would definitely work great for freebooterz!

I have at last rectified the lack of turtles in this thread:



The turtle/tortoise is quite big. i am thinking of somehow making it into a counts as dreadnought, if i can find the right bits.

haha...oh yeah, that could be great as a double-lascannon dread or something


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/13 17:47:29


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

Well with that Marine shot, looks like you have some work to do.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2017/10/22 04:34:27


Post by: amazingturtles


That is the truth. So much painting, so little skill

But in the meantime, this!



Space marines have boids now.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/01/09 04:22:46


Post by: amazingturtles


Been a few months, but here is new thing! i just got a few of the easy build plague marines and did some light kitbashing.



Death guard can have pets too!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/01/13 04:37:13


Post by: amazingturtles


More easy build with easy kitbashing! And... bonus otter! I think. I think it's an otter.



I actually quite like how this head turned out.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/02/11 20:38:59


Post by: amazingturtles


Blight haulers basically are pets! demon pets!



Right?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/03/09 04:51:00


Post by: amazingturtles


In the meantime, a simple head swap



MORE BEARDS


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/03/10 21:43:51


Post by: amazingturtles


paint progress, plus frog.



I want to try to paint his eyes... but doom lies that way


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/01 19:48:09


Post by: amazingturtles


It's been a few months, but behold! my newest army!



Well, ok. they're cheap toy turtles i bought. but! they are also pets. I am still trying to work out the how, as they're a bit big, but they might work well as friends for primaris marines.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/01 22:25:54


Post by: War Drone


I love this! Pets

Going back to read all 6x pages


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/17 02:39:31


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! i hope you enjoyed it, i'm amazed that i've kept going with sometimes

here is... a mess of an idea. the painting is horrible on the marine, he is going to be cleaned, but i think the owl looks good! what primaris captain needs a sword when he can have an owl.



more turtles to come.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/17 22:37:42


Post by: brushcommando


Sweet owl! Nice to see you're still going with this project.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/17 22:42:36


Post by: War Drone


This is really a most excellent thread

On edit: OK, I kind of thought the pets thing would start at around Page 3 or 4 ... I didn't realise you've been doing pets virtually the whole thread!

I think your war otters are my favourite ... but ... I think they need bandoliers. Not guns ... just a bandolier each. Just one strap across the chest and over one shoulder. Should be dead easy ... some aluminium foil or maybe a Pringles foil (or even a lead-based wine bottle seal?) with the bandolier pouches greenstuffed? Go on


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/19 16:49:12


Post by: amazingturtles


brushcommando wrote:Sweet owl! Nice to see you're still going with this project.


thanks! yeah, it's a slow haphazard thing, but so long as i keep finding new little pets to use, i'm keeping it going!

War Drone wrote:This is really a most excellent thread

On edit: OK, I kind of thought the pets thing would start at around Page 3 or 4 ... I didn't realise you've been doing pets virtually the whole thread!

I think your war otters are my favourite ... but ... I think they need bandoliers. Not guns ... just a bandolier each. Just one strap across the chest and over one shoulder. Should be dead easy ... some aluminium foil or maybe a Pringles foil (or even a lead-based wine bottle seal?) with the bandolier pouches greenstuffed? Go on


I really love the war otters too! and that bandolier idea sounds great, i'll give it a try.

So, speaking of that, how would bandoliers look on a turtle? Or perhaps a backpack of some kind? Those turtles i got are... big. Bigger than i thought. Note size here:



Pack turtles as aobjective markers is one thing i am thinking right now.




The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/19 16:56:24


Post by: alabamaheretic


that'd be cool for an objective marker


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/20 01:09:40


Post by: amazingturtles


 alabamaheretic wrote:
that'd be cool for an objective marker


I hope so! right now i'm thinking of giving one a rocket.

In the meantime! An otter with a bandolier! kind of! it's a first attempt!



hooray!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/20 04:17:20


Post by: brushcommando


Nice! You need to make a house rule where if the character is killed in melee, his loyal otter pops the pins on his grenades and leaps upon his master's killer. Resolve as a frag grenade attack...


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/20 07:30:15


Post by: Pneumo


Those are absolutely adorable! I love the idea and think the bandolier works great, maybe other things to attach could be spare magazines?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/20 07:31:32


Post by: alabamaheretic


One need a combat knife


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/20 08:13:51


Post by: War Drone


Now that's a War Otter!

Fantastic job


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/24 00:28:40


Post by: amazingturtles


brushcommando wrote:Nice! You need to make a house rule where if the character is killed in melee, his loyal otter pops the pins on his grenades and leaps upon his master's killer. Resolve as a frag grenade attack...


Ha! i like that idea.

Pneumo wrote:Those are absolutely adorable! I love the idea and think the bandolier works great, maybe other things to attach could be spare magazines?


I'd like to try that, and i know i've got some of those somewhere. does the cadian guardsmen kit come with some of those?

alabamaheretic wrote:One need a combat knife


The biggest problem is how tiny these otters are compared to most of the knives i have! They are seriously little.

War Drone wrote:Now that's a War Otter!

Fantastic job


Thank you!

Ok, i am still working on the turtles and otters, so this is a sad, non pet update. But here are some plague marines. I think the color scheme is working out pretty well!



They need pets too, i know.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/28 00:02:32


Post by: amazingturtles


A pack turtle/objective!



That is all for now.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/28 13:54:03


Post by: brushcommando


That's pretty awesome looking. Having watched Breaking Bad, I can't quite help the feeling that something is about to go horribly wrong, but still -- pretty awesome. Any Ideas for nurgle pets besides the drone-thingys?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/06/28 18:35:23


Post by: Briancj


You had me at "War Otter of War".


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/07/14 16:27:14


Post by: amazingturtles


Briancj wrote:You had me at "War Otter of War".


Thank you! i had me there too.

brushcommando wrote:That's pretty awesome looking. Having watched Breaking Bad, I can't quite help the feeling that something is about to go horribly wrong, but still -- pretty awesome. Any Ideas for nurgle pets besides the drone-thingys?


i've got a few ideas, but i haven't had much time to work on them. here's one though, a strange little waspy thing






The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/07/31 02:33:11


Post by: amazingturtles


I finally did some more work on something i started a while ago!



Finishing things! is... still not something i do. because he is not finished.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/07 02:31:46


Post by: amazingturtles


I am... still not finishing things, but here is something a bit different.

But still there are pets.



Feeling discouraged, can't paint well, don't really like the games that much right now. Bleh.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/07 19:16:35


Post by: Briancj


HAPPY THANKSGIVING.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/07 20:29:50


Post by: War Drone


Looks great Turtles

Do you sculpt all your pets yourself?

I was bored the other day and found these critters and immediately thought of this thread ...

http://www.mantisminiatures.pl/EN/14,0,Animals.html

They have Meerkats


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/08 19:22:16


Post by: amazingturtles


 War Drone wrote:
Looks great Turtles

Do you sculpt all your pets yourself?

I was bored the other day and found these critters and immediately thought of this thread ...

http://www.mantisminiatures.pl/EN/14,0,Animals.html

They have Meerkats


Sadly i don't have the skill for sculpting my own pets yet. maybe some day... most of these come from various sources, I am always on the lookout for more! And speaking of which, thank you! Both for the kind words and the link, i don't even know where to start! meerkats are a good idea, though...

In the meanwhile, i prefer putting something of content up when I post, so I found a lazy little beastman conversion i did a long, long time ago and painted it up a little bit



He looks like he's singing, i think.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/10 19:29:35


Post by: amazingturtles


But also! a little chaos marine, with a stormcast head! The stormcast heads work pretty well for chaos actually, they got a creepy vibe to them. Should I clean up and drill the barrel? Probably. Will I?

....



Next: Me actually focusing on a single thing, ever? haha, no.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/11 20:40:42


Post by: ChaoticMind


What is this “focus” thing?

The Stormcast heads are definitely a good choice for Chaos, they fall so hard into uncanny valley it’s impossible for them to look anything but wrong.

Are you a perfectionist? If no then a spot of black paint is the most you need. Drilled barrels and even painted ones are usually a bigger waste of time than eyes on table-top paint jobs.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/13 00:51:59


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

I would do the drilling...it is just so easy on plastic models.

I have to show one of my gaming group your AoS Stormcast head idea as he is building a Chaos Warband slowly out of all sorts of left over Marines.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/13 22:32:46


Post by: amazingturtles


ChaoticMind wrote:What is this “focus” thing?

The Stormcast heads are definitely a good choice for Chaos, they fall so hard into uncanny valley it’s impossible for them to look anything but wrong.

Are you a perfectionist? If no then a spot of black paint is the most you need. Drilled barrels and even painted ones are usually a bigger waste of time than eyes on table-top paint jobs.


Ha, i am definitely not a perfectionist. I may try drilling it just for the sake of trying, but i don't think i can manage an entire army.

Captain Brown wrote:amazingturtles,

I would do the drilling...it is just so easy on plastic models.

I have to show one of my gaming group your AoS Stormcast head idea as he is building a Chaos Warband slowly out of all sorts of left over Marines.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks! I've got another one to show, i think it's working pretty well



like chaoticmind says, it's that uncanny valley effect, combining the over the topness of chaos with an emotionless mask. I might try to make a third, make it a litte bit wilder.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/16 02:44:42


Post by: amazingturtles


Hm... well, he's not actually wilder yet. In fact he is probably too tame for chaos. But i tried to get the "intoning from a book" thing going, and I think it worked.



Intoning with a power fist.

Next: I had actually lost my container that had all my various little animals in, but now it is found! So, pets!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/16 03:50:42


Post by: Excommunicatus


Five is right out.

The Stormcast heads look aces. Will be stealing the idea.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/16 04:31:11


Post by: ChaoticMind


“Look, it’s RIGHT HERE in the big book of rules; ‘The Emperor of Mankind is a doody head.’”

Looking good, and always good to find something you lost.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/10/24 05:12:30


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks, both of you! feel free to steal, as I think i know i'm not the first to try it.

Here are some more beasty cultists types. Two of them have friends! They are made from battered parts and i still need to fix up stuff. There's some bases and bits that are twenty years old in there i think.



Two of them have pets!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/09 02:08:16


Post by: amazingturtles


Lookit who i got a hold of!



This is the best model that gw has made


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/09 21:31:39


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

Your beastly cultists are well quite goat like. Very unique and they will standout as you next creation.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/19 02:05:06


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you! I've got a couple more that i am still painting up. Maybe i will put them here soon. Maybe i will forget. It is hard to say.

In the meantime, here is a lanky mutant fellow kitbash.



Nothing much, just messing around. I kind of want to make a small mutant/alien squad, they and the beast cultists can be friends.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/19 02:45:27


Post by: Excommunicatus


Did you have an idea in mind already for what he/she was supposed to look like before you put glue to plastic?

'Cause he/she reminds me of some non-GW IP, but I can't place him/her.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/19 03:52:14


Post by: amazingturtles


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Did you have an idea in mind already for what he/she was supposed to look like before you put glue to plastic?

'Cause he/she reminds me of some non-GW IP, but I can't place him/her.


Honestly I did not have much of a plan. I knew i wanted to do something with the kroot body, but things changed a couple of times when i was working, originally they had a drum in one arm, but then i found those long arms in my bits box and they seemed a much better fit. I should plan more, i know.

Here's something else though that i forgot to put up here: another chaos/stormcast/renegade marine with a friend!



Hands that are pointing are invaluable, but even more so are hands can be used as bird rests.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/19 11:18:54


Post by: mcmattila


I like this latest "falconer", that's one big, ugly bird The rest of the Stormcast Marines are cool too, the guy with the book reminds me of my favorite IG Commissar.

Regarding SM hands, the Devastator kit is really great for them as it comes with a pair (left and right) of pointing, fist and open hands).


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/19 15:32:12


Post by: Excommunicatus


FWIW, I'm not arguing that you need to plan more. I'm aware everyone's process is different.

Personally, I almost always have a plan, but it rarely survives contact with plastic or a keyboard.

IMO, the Falconer needs a cape/cloak. It's a status thing.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/20 04:35:38


Post by: amazingturtles


mcmattila wrote:I like this latest "falconer", that's one big, ugly bird The rest of the Stormcast Marines are cool too, the guy with the book reminds me of my favorite IG Commissar.

Regarding SM hands, the Devastator kit is really great for them as it comes with a pair (left and right) of pointing, fist and open hands).


Thank you! yeah, the bird is wonderfully ugly and i love it. And i will have to check out the devastors when i get the chance!

Excommunicatus wrote:FWIW, I'm not arguing that you need to plan more. I'm aware everyone's process is different.

Personally, I almost always have a plan, but it rarely survives contact with plastic or a keyboard.

IMO, the Falconer needs a cape/cloak. It's a status thing.


Don't worry about the plan thing, i was joking around. But yes, capes are a must. I've got a few lying around but the trick of getting them and backpack to work at the same time is... tricky

Anyhow, I've made a couple more simple guys. One of them has a cape! also this is a group shot:

Spoiler:


That is all!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/20 16:10:30


Post by: Excommunicatus


I'd use GS.

I've recently taken my first steps into working with GS, sculpting robes for my Malefic 'Lords'. All of my results so far have been far too terrible to post, but my latest efforts are far less terrible than my first efforts were.

[Tony Robbins]Whether you think you can or you think you can't; you're right.[/Tony Robbins]


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/20 22:29:31


Post by: Briancj


The trick, I have found, is: Rear torso, cape, backpack.

Loving the pet concept, please make moar.

--B.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/21 16:57:48


Post by: Captain Brown


Briancj's plan is pretty sound. You can sand down some of the cape and the part of the backpack they do not see to get a more flush appearance.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/21 22:10:19


Post by: amazingturtles


Excommunicatus wrote:I'd use GS.

I've recently taken my first steps into working with GS, sculpting robes for my Malefic 'Lords'. All of my results so far have been far too terrible to post, but my latest efforts are far less terrible than my first efforts were.

[Tony Robbins]Whether you think you can or you think you can't; you're right.[/Tony Robbins]


I do want to get more into using GS! i know it's tricky but i'm always amazed at what people accomplish.

Briancj wrote:The trick, I have found, is: Rear torso, cape, backpack.

Loving the pet concept, please make moar.

--B.



Oh, there shall be more soon, do not worry. Also thank you!

Captain Brown wrote:Briancj's plan is pretty sound. You can sand down some of the cape and the part of the backpack they do not see to get a more flush appearance.

Cheers,

CB


I will give it a try! Much thanks!



Here is one last guy, a sniper/scout. He's a mix of three kits.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/25 23:27:38


Post by: amazingturtles


It has been a busy holiday! one of my nephews came by and he decided he wanted to help his crazy aunt make a guy.



(for the record, that's a tau body and arm, gsc head and other arm, and... space marine legs. yes.)

Blurry, but i think he turned out good! Heretical? Possibly. But it was fun. Family game times are good. Sadly was not able to get a game of silver tower in like i hoped, but oh well.

Ok, a more actual post next time.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/11/25 23:43:26


Post by: monkeytroll


He deserves only the finest pet. A vulture head on a cat body with a peacock tail.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2018/12/22 01:23:02


Post by: amazingturtles


 monkeytroll wrote:
He deserves only the finest pet. A vulture head on a cat body with a peacock tail.


Truly!

Hey remember this guy? I remember this guy.



Christmas is almost here! The time of cooking many a thing for me. But also, this guy.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/19 19:06:05


Post by: amazingturtles


Wow, it's been a bit for this one. Maybe i shouldn't have split up between fantasy and sci fi?

Anyhow, here is this! I got the new gsc magus, who i like, apart from the high heels. I mean, seriously?

ah well.



I think i need to fill her wrist and hand a little with green stuff maybe? When i have some.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/20 18:38:33


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

I split up all my 40k projects into their own logs. While it does mean they drop many pages between updates, if you are looking at a particular army it makes surfing easier.

What do you mean by needing to "fill her wrist"? It looks like she is stroking the hair on the top of the animal.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/21 03:59:20


Post by: amazingturtles


Captain Brown wrote:
amazingturtles,

I split up all my 40k projects into their own logs. While it does mean they drop many pages between updates, if you are looking at a particular army it makes surfing easier.

What do you mean by needing to "fill her wrist"? It looks like she is stroking the hair on the top of the animal.

Cheers,

CB


You are right, maybe i'm overthinking the thread thing

I'm glad that she looks like she's petting it, that's exactly what i wanted it to look like! I was just worried her wrist looked a little to thin with how i cut and rearranged that hand. If it works, i can leave it as is.

And because i don't like posting without content, here is a picture entitled "wait, why do i have all of these chaos marines again?"



There's that head again.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/24 04:43:44


Post by: amazingturtles


One more thing!



This is the only eldar guy i have

But i have several more owls


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/24 04:55:05


Post by: PossumCraft


Owls from where?

Eldar with owls are a thing that needs to happen more, where are the owls from!?!?!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/02/24 09:21:50


Post by: Flinty


Is that an otter? It looks like an otter. SHE HAS AN OTTER. I like the.otter and the otter looks very pleased with itself


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/06 16:17:55


Post by: amazingturtles


PossumCraft wrote:Owls from where?

Eldar with owls are a thing that needs to happen more, where are the owls from!?!?!


Ahhh! I think the owls are from the dryad kit? Possibly!

Flinty wrote:Is that an otter? It looks like an otter. SHE HAS AN OTTER. I like the.otter and the otter looks very pleased with itself


Thank you! I have a lot of otters.

Observe:



(This is a guy i made a while back but just started painting! He was lost, the poor fellow)


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/07 00:26:29


Post by: kestral


The pets are hilariously charming - especially the scout getting his face licked by the otter? Merkeet? Whatever those things are. The Lanky mutant is particularly brilliant and I think I might copy it wholesale. That is a Kroot body and Genestealer arms - but where is the head from?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/13 03:43:33


Post by: amazingturtles


 kestral wrote:
The pets are hilariously charming - especially the scout getting his face licked by the otter? Merkeet? Whatever those things are. The Lanky mutant is particularly brilliant and I think I might copy it wholesale. That is a Kroot body and Genestealer arms - but where is the head from?


Thank you! That mutant is still one of my favorites, i need to make more. The head is actually a mantic one, i think from the lower abyssals set. It surprised me how well it fit!

So, owls. Eldar can have owls. You know who else can?

Space Marines, that's who.



He's an angry looking fellow but really he's trying to give clear instructions. "Go for the eyes, Hoo!"

Sorry.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/17 12:18:41


Post by: mcmattila


That's a great model, and your description made me smile out loud


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/23 22:55:51


Post by: amazingturtles


Thank you!

So i ended up getting part of the shadowspear box, and decided to keep on with the stormcast chaos marines thing

Spoiler:


Not fancy, but there they are.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/25 16:50:01


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

It does make them very unique.

Cheers,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/28 21:30:48


Post by: amazingturtles


Thanks! that's the goal, so i am glad that they are.

I just traded for some dark imperium death guard, and i like them but they are monopose so i have been trying to change things up. I gave this guy some wings.



And a sword! And a new bell.

Don't ask me why i started painting before putting a base down, i don't know.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/03/28 21:54:38


Post by: Flinty


Works.really well.with the wings. Also the stormcast heads go on the chaos dudes really well. Nice work.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/04/08 19:36:53


Post by: gobert


Hey amazingturtles, liking the besties your Marines have. The otters and owls are particularly cool.

On the painting side have you tried using the citadel shades? I’ve been amazed at Agrax Earthshade in particular. On Marines it works well being lightly applied in the recesses only, but on rougher surfaces can be applied more liberally. Just then touching up with the base colour gives a good effect, or even easier a good dry brushing.

Keep up the cool conversions... I’m hoping for a marine riding a turtle like it’s a surf board... maybe a rocket powered surf turtle in place of a tzentch disc?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/04/08 23:00:43


Post by: tzurk


Hey turtles - good to see you've been busy!

I am really loving all the little vignettes with the owls/otters/animal friends - you've managed to capture a bunch of nice moments between them.

The chaos dudes with sigmarine helmets are great - exactly the sort of weird cult look you'd expect, and it actually surprises me we haven't seen more of that particular conversion around - and the kroot mutant is one of the nicest takes on a 40k mutant I've seen.

Looking forward to seeing more as always


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/11 01:16:18


Post by: amazingturtles


Flinty wrote:Works.really well.with the wings. Also the stormcast heads go on the chaos dudes really well. Nice work.


Thanks!

gobert wrote:Hey amazingturtles, liking the besties your Marines have. The otters and owls are particularly cool.

On the painting side have you tried using the citadel shades? I’ve been amazed at Agrax Earthshade in particular. On Marines it works well being lightly applied in the recesses only, but on rougher surfaces can be applied more liberally. Just then touching up with the base colour gives a good effect, or even easier a good dry brushing.

Keep up the cool conversions... I’m hoping for a marine riding a turtle like it’s a surf board... maybe a rocket powered surf turtle in place of a tzentch disc?


I love that idea, i want to try to do more with turtles, but I've been struggling with hobby stuff lately. As evidenced by the lack of updates, I suppose.

I haven't used citadel shades at all! I should, I know.

tzurk wrote:Hey turtles - good to see you've been busy!

I am really loving all the little vignettes with the owls/otters/animal friends - you've managed to capture a bunch of nice moments between them.

The chaos dudes with sigmarine helmets are great - exactly the sort of weird cult look you'd expect, and it actually surprises me we haven't seen more of that particular conversion around - and the kroot mutant is one of the nicest takes on a 40k mutant I've seen.

Looking forward to seeing more as always


Thank you, that's very kind of you to say. I really like setting up those little scenes, I need to do more of them.

I've been trying to imagine just who these chaos marines are, i've always kind of preferred the idea of chaos undivided, but thematically i'm not sure if they fit that.

I don't have any new pets to add yet, but i've been testing out an eldar color scheme



Hopefully i will have more sooner!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/11 01:35:19


Post by: Argive


came for pet turtles, realised wasnt happening. Stayed for awesome conversions!!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/11 09:02:03


Post by: gobert


Nice Wraith, the scheme looks like it’d work nicely with both Eldar and Dark Eldar (I refuse to use their new names!).

It’s not easy to find the time for hobbies. I’m currently trying to decide whether to bring my models away with me next week on a work trip it’s that much of a struggle!

Good luck finding a rocket powered surf turtle!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/18 01:20:23


Post by: amazingturtles


Argive wrote:came for pet turtles, realised wasnt happening. Stayed for awesome conversions!!


Thanks for checking it out! And stick around, the pet turtles still might happen! i just have to figure out how to get the space marine to look cool enough riding one.

gobert wrote:Nice Wraith, the scheme looks like it’d work nicely with both Eldar and Dark Eldar (I refuse to use their new names!).

It’s not easy to find the time for hobbies. I’m currently trying to decide whether to bring my models away with me next week on a work trip it’s that much of a struggle!

Good luck finding a rocket powered surf turtle!


Yeah, I'm sticking with old names too. i'm in my thirties, i'm allowed to start being crotchety about things like that right? I'm glad the colors work well! That orange is one of my favorites.

So here is something... that doesn't quite fit in with either of my blogs but i think it's pretty neat. I found this all for sale in a box together for just a couple of dollars:



Train buildings! And some trees. And six books of cutout buildings not pictured here. It was an exciting find! They're HO scale so... not quite the right size but i still think it will be a fun project. Maybe i can make some small sized aliens or mutants for them.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/18 02:03:31


Post by: kestral


Wow, great score there. The scale may be off, but they should be fun to build. Also probably worth a fair amount on e-bay too if you change your mind. The owl looks very unimpressed about the shouting. I think the stormcast heads are creepy and work great for chaos personally.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/18 13:42:54


Post by: Briancj


*GRABBY HANDS*

And, no, HO scale, which is what these are, is half O Scale (Thus HO, 'Half O').

1:87 versus 1:48, where 1:48 is 25mm (1:43 is closer to the 'modern' 32mm scale).

---

Having now been a complete NERD, I am totally jealous, and I look forward to your diorama! There are many 1:87 figure sets out there, both painted and unpainted.

This might assist you: https://www.amazon.com/Busch-1010-Flying-Saucer-Building/dp/B0008EJ28O

And, given the era and nature of those buildings (more rural than city), you'll probably want: https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Scenics-HO-Holstein-Cows/dp/B000BL6KIO/ref=sr_1_8?



Enjoy!

--Brian



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/19 14:11:12


Post by: amazingturtles


kestral wrote:Wow, great score there. The scale may be off, but they should be fun to build. Also probably worth a fair amount on e-bay too if you change your mind. The owl looks very unimpressed about the shouting. I think the stormcast heads are creepy and work great for chaos personally.


Thanks! I'm happy with the train stuff, though the trees are made of soft metal and from 1975... so lead? Probably lead.

Owls have no time for anyone's nonsense, not even a space marine.

Briancj wrote:*GRABBY HANDS*

And, no, HO scale, which is what these are, is half O Scale (Thus HO, 'Half O').

1:87 versus 1:48, where 1:48 is 25mm (1:43 is closer to the 'modern' 32mm scale).

---

Having now been a complete NERD, I am totally jealous, and I look forward to your diorama! There are many 1:87 figure sets out there, both painted and unpainted.

This might assist you: https://www.amazon.com/Busch-1010-Flying-Saucer-Building/dp/B0008EJ28O

And, given the era and nature of those buildings (more rural than city), you'll probably want: https://www.amazon.com/Woodland-Scenics-HO-Holstein-Cows/dp/B000BL6KIO/ref=sr_1_8?



Enjoy!

--Brian



Oh, those are really neat, thank you. tiny cows! That's interesting info about the scales, i've always found scale stuff a bit confusing so it's good to know. Fun fact, when i was little i went to a model train convention, i loved the things but never managed to actually have any of my own. So this is kind of a dream come true! A very silly dream. All the best dreams are.

Meanwhile!

"Calm yourself, Sergeant Wiggles. Let us see what this tiny abhuman has to say,"




The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/19 15:24:57


Post by: Briancj


The Abhuman is clearly distributing heretical knowledge. Kill him, Sgt. Wiggles, and report to the =][=. Sit in the BLUE chair.

--B.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/19 17:46:18


Post by: gobert


Nice haul of buildings! You totally need to get the cows and a cheaper UFO... I’m thinking the first episode of South Park diorama!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/22 23:39:56


Post by: amazingturtles


Briancj wrote:The Abhuman is clearly distributing heretical knowledge. Kill him, Sgt. Wiggles, and report to the =][=. Sit in the BLUE chair.

--B.



Sgt. Wiggles no!

gobert wrote: Nice haul of buildings! You totally need to get the cows and a cheaper UFO... I’m thinking the first episode of South Park diorama!


I'm not going to lie, I spent about an hour looking at various packs of tiny animals from there. There are tiny pigs! Aaaahhhh!

In the meantimes...

"We don't take kindly to space marnes in these parts"



(Look! A turtle!)

Also i am inventing a planet where some strange gravity things makes people tiny and every ork come out a gretchin instead and they have tiny tiny wars.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/27 14:53:54


Post by: Excommunicatus


Is the turtle with Sgt. Wiggles or the grot?

I'm imagining a turtle outflanking.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/27 21:35:52


Post by: Captain Brown


Question for you amazingturtles. As you are the resident expert in tiny plastic animal models.

Have you come across one that would make a good squig model?

Sincerely,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/27 22:34:16


Post by: Flinty


If pets are already covered, what about livestock more generally?

Sheep
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/flock-of-sheep

Farmyard stalwarts
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/farmyard-animals-frame

And heroic sacrifices
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/dead-livestock




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Also, is Sgt Wiggles the marine, or the otter/weasel thingy?


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/30 03:02:19


Post by: amazingturtles


Excommunicatus wrote:Is the turtle with Sgt. Wiggles or the grot?

I'm imagining a turtle outflanking.


The turtle is with the grot, a renegade turtle.

Captain Brown wrote:Question for you amazingturtles. As you are the resident expert in tiny plastic animal models.

Have you come across one that would make a good squig model?

Sincerely,

CB


Dang, I don't know if i can handle being an expert, i just find random things that are neat. I can't say i've run into anything that shouted "sguig!" at me yet but i will keep an eye out.

Flinty wrote:If pets are already covered, what about livestock more generally?

Sheep
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/flock-of-sheep

Farmyard stalwarts
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/farmyard-animals-frame

And heroic sacrifices
https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/bolt-action/products/dead-livestock




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Also, is Sgt Wiggles the marine, or the otter/weasel thingy?


Those are neat though the hero ones make me sad!

Sergeant Wiggles was the otter but now? Now he's the marine. Brother Sergeant Wiggles.

Here is a non pet thing, but somehow there is a part of me that finds these guys cute. i know, i don't know




The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/30 15:24:19


Post by: Briancj


BEEP BEEP. Excuse me, I am drone. Have you heard of Papa Nurgle? Much plague. So chaos.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/05/30 15:30:47


Post by: ChaoticMind


That’s it, listen to your grandfather. Help the little plague drone!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/06/12 14:39:54


Post by: amazingturtles


It's the new good news!

Also spreading the good news, some random blackstone fortress chaos fellows



Pose as a team, the gods are real.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/06 03:52:28


Post by: amazingturtles


I've been doing some digging and i think that at last i have found all of my imperial guard tanks! i think that these were mostly built and painted between 2000-2003! i ordered the basilisk from a little hole in the wall place and it took like two months to get delivered there! and the only way i could actually find out if it had come in was by walking several miles to the store and asking the grumpy owner. You might think "but cell phones existed back then!" and it's true, but i did not own one because i was poor and living on my own for the first time in my life. Good times!

I'm having some odd feelings about the whole 40k thing, and those feelings are the i mostly kind of hate it? The setting, i mean. I... i don't like grimdark. It's so enormously stupid.

I like silly, i like weird, i like strange with hints of darkness, but 40k is so stifling and in the end discouraging to me, creatively. I like my science fiction to be wild and free and filled with bizarre and wonderful things, and 40k is none of that. So why the heck do i have all of these tiny men?

This is what i am asking myself right now.

But anyhow here are the tanks

Spoiler:


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/06 04:03:58


Post by: Briancj


I feel ya. When I started 40K, it wasn't GRIMDARK. It was BRIGHT and SHINY and LOUD.

Not so much anymore.

--B


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/06 20:23:39


Post by: flamingkillamajig


 amazingturtles wrote:
I've been doing some digging and i think that at last i have found all of my imperial guard tanks! i think that these were mostly built and painted between 2000-2003! i ordered the basilisk from a little hole in the wall place and it took like two months to get delivered there! and the only way i could actually find out if it had come in was by walking several miles to the store and asking the grumpy owner. You might think "but cell phones existed back then!" and it's true, but i did not own one because i was poor and living on my own for the first time in my life. Good times!

I'm having some odd feelings about the whole 40k thing, and those feelings are the i mostly kind of hate it? The setting, i mean. I... i don't like grimdark. It's so enormously stupid.

I like silly, i like weird, i like strange with hints of darkness, but 40k is so stifling and in the end discouraging to me, creatively. I like my science fiction to be wild and free and filled with bizarre and wonderful things, and 40k is none of that. So why the heck do i have all of these tiny men?

This is what i am asking myself right now.

But anyhow here are the tanks

Spoiler:


I know that feeling Turtles. It was a bit nice at first but that's why i eventually went into the old Warhammer Fantasy not long after. It was one of my favorite fantasy stories of all time. Hopefully GW brings it back in some form like 30k for forgeworld but i probably shouldn't hold my breath.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/07 07:38:41


Post by: gobert


I know what you mean, 40k is kinda the opposite of an uplifting story. At least they don’t come pre-painted so you can still go wild and wierd, upbeat is kinda hard to do with armour and guns though! What’s your plan with the guard tanks?
Nice work on the Blackstone Fortress dudes, can’t wait to get started on mine!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/09 01:33:26


Post by: amazingturtles


Yeah...It's not even that i want uplifting exactly. What I like are lively and strange stories filled with strange creatures, and 40k is a deliberately oppressive setting where it's hard for those kinds of stories to take place. I mean, this blog alone should show that my heart lies more with the silly and the lighthearted. Maybe I was a bit to harsh before, it's not that 40k is bad exactly, it's just not for me. And there's one other very big thing: I don't really want to tell stories in a setting where genocide is the norm.

It's part of why things like blackstone fortress are more appealing to me, these stories that take place in the wilds of the galaxy where the imperium is barely a thing. But when it comes down to it, I'd rather have a setting without any imperium at all. So like i said, maybe in the end 40k is just not for me. Which leaves me trying to figure out where to go next.

I do have some infinity figures, but I'm not sure i like the pinup-esque style they use some time. Still, here's a couple of them with some lively and strange plants!



Next.... Something new? I do not know yet.




The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/09 02:22:19


Post by: Briancj


You could explore Age of Sigmar, lots of nifty units (some with pets!) in there.

Non-GW, I'd suggest something like Relic Knights and/or Bushido.

--B.



The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/09 18:53:34


Post by: gobert


I’ve always quite liked the brutality of the Imperium. To me it’s sadly closer to our nature than say Star Trek. I too though am liking the other aspects of the universe and looking forward to getting stuck in to BSF.

I’m not sure of other gaming systems, briancj most certainly knows more about that than me! Others in the 40k setting seem less inclined to commit genocide. I can’t profess to know their fluff very well but Eldar and Tau seem more amenable to me. Perhaps some exodites will have pets, I’ve mostly seen them with reptilians though. Tau and their “greater good” clearly has to be said in a Wes country accent thanks to Hot Fuzz, so could easily link to having swans... that’s not too tenuous right?
M


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/11 02:00:04


Post by: amazingturtles


Briancj wrote:You could explore Age of Sigmar, lots of nifty units (some with pets!) in there.

Non-GW, I'd suggest something like Relic Knights and/or Bushido.

--B.



I do have some AoS stuff, i actually love the gryph hounds, especially the tiny one from silver tower. Don't know much about Relic knights or bushido, but i'm always willing to try new things.

gobert wrote:I’ve always quite liked the brutality of the Imperium. To me it’s sadly closer to our nature than say Star Trek. I too though am liking the other aspects of the universe and looking forward to getting stuck in to BSF.

I’m not sure of other gaming systems, briancj most certainly knows more about that than me! Others in the 40k setting seem less inclined to commit genocide. I can’t profess to know their fluff very well but Eldar and Tau seem more amenable to me. Perhaps some exodites will have pets, I’ve mostly seen them with reptilians though. Tau and their “greater good” clearly has to be said in a Wes country accent thanks to Hot Fuzz, so could easily link to having swans... that’s not too tenuous right?
M


I don't really agree about that, though i don't think star trek is either. For me if I had to choose a science fiction writer who got things closest i'd go for Ursula Le Guin, but I might be biased there because she's one of my favorite authors period.

I have sometimes considered trying the tau, and i've even picked up some figures here and there... but for some reason i found the basic infantry just a pain to put together? There's nothing horrible about them, i just found them to be a slog. Kroot are fun, and i keep thinking it might be nice to make something with them...

But until then! How about some heresy? How about a quickly kit-bashed alienish guy who somehow got ahold of space marine gear?



Like everything i do he needs a lot of work but getting the idea down is the most fun part for me. Maybe this is what i need to do, just do what i want and make aliens, mutants and other such strays. i like 'em.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/11 19:10:48


Post by: Captain Brown


amazingturtles,

While I like the grim dark of the 40K universe...in the earlier editions there was always strange and bizarre things from Rogue Trader and in White Dwarf that were funny or comical. Like issue 105 when they introduced the first Land Raider model, they immediately did a story about the Harlequin's nabbing one and throwing on a garish paint job and adding tassels and ribbons. Driving the Space Marines who saw it nuts.

Now you can always just do what you like with your 40K figures...paint them, sell them, etc. My warning is that if you sell them, if you get excited again it costs even more now to get them back. Perhaps focus on some of the smaller games like Necromunda or Kill Team rather than collect large armies. Then you can individualize your models more and paint at a slower and free pace that suits you.

Hope that helps,

CB


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/12 06:22:42


Post by: gobert


Who cares about the official fluff and models when you can kitbash a sweet rat-minotaur mutant alien! When your that big and heretical you probably don’t even ask the space marine to borrow his gear!


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/13 02:17:47


Post by: amazingturtles


Captain Brown wrote:amazingturtles,

While I like the grim dark of the 40K universe...in the earlier editions there was always strange and bizarre things from Rogue Trader and in White Dwarf that were funny or comical. Like issue 105 when they introduced the first Land Raider model, they immediately did a story about the Harlequin's nabbing one and throwing on a garish paint job and adding tassels and ribbons. Driving the Space Marines who saw it nuts.

Now you can always just do what you like with your 40K figures...paint them, sell them, etc. My warning is that if you sell them, if you get excited again it costs even more now to get them back. Perhaps focus on some of the smaller games like Necromunda or Kill Team rather than collect large armies. Then you can individualize your models more and paint at a slower and free pace that suits you.

Hope that helps,

CB


I'm definitely not planning on selling any of the ones with pets! Or the ones i've kibashed. I have been looking at trying a little more with kill team,

gobert wrote:Who cares about the official fluff and models when you can kitbash a sweet rat-minotaur mutant alien! When your that big and heretical you probably don’t even ask the space marine to borrow his gear!


Right! Here's another one, just for that.



These guys have actually been pretty fun to put together, whatever i might end up using them for aside.


The trouble with turtles: Space marines have pets now @ 2019/07/17 13:58:28


Post by: Excommunicatus


FWIW, Drukhari are enormous fun to paint. Maybe give them a whirl.