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The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/08/18 17:28:30


Post by: Excommunicatus




So daemons dragged this libertine
Lusts screaming for release
Upon the flesh of maidens preened
As canvas for caprice

Komarov gripped his lasgun tightly, shaking ever so slightly, awaiting the next lot of cultists and whatever those ...things... had been. He stole a glance to his right at Soshnikov, who was mumbling verses from the Infantryman's Primer under his breath and again wondered how it had come to this. A movement ahead caught his eye. A flash of red amongst the piles of rubble, slag and corpses. Before he could even react, one of the silent, purple-clad giants behind him dispatched the... thing... with a shot to the... well, where its head should have been, the sudden crack of gunfire making him start.

He unclenched, sighed noisily, and waited for the next wave. He wouldn't survive much longer; he knew that. Didn't want to, really. Not now. Not after what Petrichenko had told them.

After the meeting at the garrison, he knew he was screwed either way.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Kierdal was bored. Babysitting planetary defence forces with only cultists and the odd warpspawn for relief was not his idea of a good time. Lowering his Bolter, he sighed silently and wondered what he was doing here, snatching fleeting pleasures from the discomfort of their charges.

Maybe he could sneak a few of the PDF away from their comrades and torture them. The thought cheered him.


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Hello, good evening, welcome; to nothing much. A no-holds-barred half-nelson and a lov- (stop that - V).

For various reasons that don't need to be explored on a public message board, I've developed some obsessions with both Slaanesh and Russian/Soviet history and so, in an effort to aid my ailing mental health with some much needed mindfulness, I have begun to put together a Slaanesh 'soup' based very, very, very loosely on the Kronstadt Rebellion and flavoured liberally with Russian/Soviet influences, obvious nods to the World Wars, self-deprecating Mary Sues, characters named after hockey players and plagiarizing pop culture wherever possible.

The plan currently is Renegades & Heretics, Daemons, Heretic Astartes, Drukhari, Renegade Knights and a Warhound.

I've organised the first couple of posts as a showcase, rather than start an actual showcase thread, mostly so that the people who are interested in painted models/executed ideas and who would like to avoid page after page of me blithering on can see what's new in the title and just click the relevant post to see them without having to wade, thigh-high, through BS to see a single painted soldat.

The Grand Cavalcade (Daemons)
The Kronstaat IV Worker's Defence Force, 29th Army (Renegades & Heretics)
The Children of The Violet Heart, Second Circle (Heretic Astartes)
Primorye Sector, Rzhev, Volga Oblast

There's a separate thread for the fluff. You can find it at The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale. Work has also begun on the Drukhari, you can find them at The Kabal of The Violet Heart


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/08/18 17:34:44


Post by: Excommunicatus



I can't force you to listen to this while you look at the pics, but it'll be better if you do.




ВЕЛИКИЙ КАВАЛКАДА
THE GRAND CAVALCADE

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made

Bоеначальник Warlord

Фиолетовое Сердце The Violet Heart;





Ее Власть Велика

Ее Вестники Her Heralds

Даша Борисовна Dasha Borisovna




Ваня Викторовна Vanya Viktorovna;



Катя Викторовна Katya Viktorovna;



Саша Александровна Sasha Aleksandrovna;


Анна Викторовна Anna Viktorovna;


Алина Александровна Alina Aleksandrovna;






Сестры Yбоя The Sisters of Slaughter















Ее Kавалерия Her Cavalry









Ее Колесницы Her Chariots











The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/08/21 01:38:45


Post by: Excommunicatus





КРОНСТААТ 4 РАБОТНИКA ОБОРОНА ВОЙСКА, 29-я АРМИЯ
THE KRONSTAAT IV WORKER'S DEFENCE FORCE, 29th ARMY

In blood and death 'neath a screaming sky
I lay down on the ground
And the arms and legs of other men were scattered all around

Kомандование Command

КомБат Степан Махимович Петриченко Battalion Commander Stepan Maximovich Petrichenko;


Командный Oтряд Command Squad;


Потерянный The Lost

Старший Сержант Людми́ла Михайловна Павличенко, Леди Смерть Senior Sergeant Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko, Lady Death (counts as Vindicare Assassin);



Старший Комиссар Вячеслав Александрович Фетисов Senior Commissar Vyacheslav Aleksandrovich Fetisov;



Комиссар Флориан Счонбаклер Commissar Florian Schönbächler;



Проклятый The Damned

Ряадовой Юлья Романовна Брйчковска Private Yulia Romanovna Brychkovska (Malefic 'Lord');


Mилиция Militia




Перкуссия Percussion

Батарея-35 Battery-35


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/08/26 15:19:56


Post by: Excommunicatus


ДЕТИ ФИОЛЕТОВОГО СЕРДЦА, ВТОРОЙ КРУГ
THE CHILDREN OF THE VIOLET HEART, SECOND CIRCLE

Hear me now!
All 'crimes' should be treasured
If they bring you pleasure somehow


PLEASE NOTE: THESE MINIS WERE BUILT AND PAINTED IN 2016 AND SOLD IN 2017.
THEY ARE INCLUDED HERE BECAUSE THEY WERE THE 'SEED' OF THIS THING AND
BECAUSE THEY TOO WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES


Vigo the Insane, the Sorrow of Mol'do'vah, the Scourge of Khaarpathea (Lord);


Please excuse the hideous Daemonette. She was the first one I ever painted. It totally shows, I know.

Roree Brae'qerr, the Nightman (Sorceror);


First Claw


Second Claw


Third Claw




The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/16 19:15:34


Post by: Excommunicatus





ПРИМОРСКИЙ СЕКТОР, РЖЕВ, ВОЛГА ОБЛАСТЬ
PRIMORYE SECTOR, RZHEV, VOLGA OBLAST

Пусть ярость благородная вскипает как волна
Идет война народная; священная война

Земной Terrain

Родина Мать-Зовёт! The Motherland Calls!;





Scale Shot


Пропаганда Agitprop

Motherland (Yellow)


Forward!


Visit Pripyat


To the West!


The Motherland Calls!


Motherland (Komsomolskaya Pravda/Vremya)


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/18 17:15:06


Post by: Excommunicatus


Hello, tiddly-peeps. Here's some more words and a slight update.

I wrote this initially for a thing on another forum, where it received zero response so I thought I'd try it here. If it's bad, please say so. I'll never improve otherwise.

Voyna Narodnaya: Big Iron


Paradise Lost – Part I.

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Komarov marched out of Kotlin to defend the Imperial order he believed passionately in and to liberate his birthplace from rebellion. He fought bravely in numerous actions and was the recipient of several field promotions, rising to KomBat within six months of war breaking out. He died unregarded in the mud outside Cebastopol; half of his skull blown away by an errant artillery shell fired by his comrades as he and his battalion assaulted a rebel position.

The Kommissars called it 'collateral damage'.


She read the line again, quite unable to believe that such a thing had been committed to print in the first place. The words didn't swim, didn't change. “The famous man looked at the red cup” they read. She laughed to herself, rested the slate on her rounded stomach and wondered about a society that could venerate such rubbish. She thought of Sanya, miles away fighting for his beliefs and again prayed that the Emperor would see him well. He would be surprised in the change in her since he left; she had written but did not know whether he had received her letters. All was well, said the wire. The rebels had been pushed back to the outskirts by heavy shelling and minimal losses had been sustained. The war would be over in weeks. Sanya would return to the factory, they would marry and together they would embark on this new chapter of life.

The months passed, and Sanya did not return. A year and Sanya did not return, did not yet know about the boy so far as she knew. Then, a letter. She read 'missing in action, presumed deceased' and wept. Eventually, the rebels were defeated and their surviving leaders were summarily executed in Kotlin's Main Square. Sanya did not return.

Seven years went by and the boy's grandfather said it was time. He lived in a brutal and lawless world and he had to know how to fight or he would be finished before he even got going. She didn't – couldn't – disagree. It was obvious that Kronstaat IV had never really recovered from "The People's War", as it became known. Central government had not been able to fully reassert control, crime was rife and you could not rely on the Arbites who were more concerned with their own prestige and power than maintaining order. Reluctantly, she agreed and the boy was given his father's stub gun, a relic of a man who went to war and never came home. The boy was not large and was not well nourished and the pistol hung prominent and ostentatious on his hip.

Between the Wars – Part II.

Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov eyed him across the room. He saw him spit, saw him take a gulp of his zydrate, saw him toss a few creds on the bar and stand up, swaying slightly. He watched him leave, followed him across the square, across the market, down a dark laneway and shot him in the back of the head. He watched him crumple, dropped the pistol to the floor and then faded away into the cold night.

It was his fifteenth birthday.


The situation on Kronstaat IV did not improve. Resistance to Imperial rule intensified and was allegedly crushed in joint actions between the pink-robed Arbites and the Defence Force that made lots of noise and caused colossal destruction but which in reality seemed to achieve little.

It had been immediately apparent that dropping the pistol at the scene had been his biggest mistake. Being seen tailing the victim out of a drinking hole and across three busy city blocks had done him no favours, either. Shooting his mother's boyfriend couldn't have been more obvious in the circumstances, said others. Still though, the presence of a firearm that distinctive, that jealously guarded and that well-known was fatal to any presumption of innocence in the public mind. Ballistic testing confirmed what everyone already knew. Gunshot residue testing nailed the coffin firmly shut. It was an open and shut case and so the public advokat did the best she could, which is how he had ended up spending the last five years serving in the 29th Army of the Kronstaat IV Worker's Defence Force. It was, without question, also how he had ended up in his current predicament on the front-lines in the Rzhev 'meat-grinder', flanked by giants clad in purple.

A traitor to the Imperium his father died for.

Maraviglia – Part III.

Stepan Maximovich Petrichenko surveyed his Battalion, sighed noisily, then told them that they had been double-crossed and would certainly die within days. Of course, there were protestations. It couldn't possibly be true, all was proceeding according to the plan and Kronstaat IV's future would be secured within weeks. Steely determination was all that was required; by the people for the people. Petrichenko patiently laid out everything he knew. There was no denying it; they had been duped. They had been used as pawns in a game they couldn't even suspect existed and they had been sold at a great loss.

They were Heretics.


He had not seen Soshnikov for days. He hoped he had deserted. Poor Soshnikov, he had known. Had tried to warn them and had been dismissed.

He couldn't have known. They couldn't have known.

A signal chimed down the line. Ladders were placed.

If he had to do it all over, he'd shoot that abusive son of a bitch again. No question.

A second signal chimed and over he went, into darkness.


My intention today was to bang out all fifteen of the Cadians I currently possess, 'cause even after five months without a paintbrush in my hand it seems I still can't face painting more purple yet, as well as complete the terrain build, but like a tit I've gone and bought brown spray paint with a black cap on it and the Infantry Squad isn't primed, so... Here's the basic scheme, drab enough for a Worker's Defence Force?

Private/Ryadovoy



Sergeant/Serzhant



Let noble wrath boil over like a wave.

Each gets a red star (natch) on their left shoulder and their squad/battalion/regiment (1/6/42, for example) on their right. I might make the sergeant's 'shoot-me' stripe red too, though since I'm going to give my Commander a red band on his peaked cap, maybe I won't.

Does anyone know where I can get a figure of The Motherland Calls! (see pic below) that's about the same size, or a little bigger, as the Space Marine statue?



I'm planning to make it the centrepiece of my board, if I can.

EDIT - Maybe I could make some changes to Zarakynel and ape the posture, instead? Probably beyond my skill level and definitely not the mini to be experimenting on.

I shall return in a few hours with a head full of Cardiacs, Kino and Ween (oh my!) and a completed KomBat Petrichenko and Command Squad. Pinky-swear.

Do svidanya, tovarishchi. Until we meet again, comrades, in case Dakka is also anal about using languages other than English.

Oh, wait, I also found this old pic, which I'll use to illustrate how the CSM portion will eventually look.



WIP Renegade Commander and Command Squad



Phone pic, sorry. These guys are 95% done, I've ballsed up the Standard Bearer pretty badly so he's been sent back for a new undercoat and re-do. As you can see, I've added bitz to and posed the Commander in a way that makes him look stockier in an effort to make him look, essentially, like Zhukov. His name remains Stepan Maximovich Petrichenko, regardless. I didn't notice the mangled Plasma Gun muzzle until I saw this pic just now, or the wash drop on Plasma Boy's knee, or that his helmet has a chin-strap which I've painted as skin. Will sort those out too.

I'm aware R&H can't currently take Medics, but when (if) these guys go solo they'll be run as Astra Militarum, who can. I went with a purple-ish tone to their skin because i) they're in the process of being corrupted; ii) I'm familiar with how to do it already; and iii) I'm leaving myself the option to use them in a Genestealer Cult army, too. Tyranids were my first 'modern' army and I've always loved the whole 'zerg rush' thing. Also, again, budget is important to me so squeezing a Chaos army, an Imperial army and three-quarters (or more, if I want) of a Xenos army, all of which operate differently on the table, out of one set of minis makes my inner-skinflint rejoice.

The paint scheme I posted earlier ended up being entirely too drab, so I went with just the lighter grey instead.

I have an Infantry Squad on deck and once they're done I'll base them, the RC and the Command Squad in one go.

I'm going to try some photos of my Daemons on a black background, with a proper camera. I like how it's worked out for these guys.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/18 19:53:26


Post by: OneManNoodles


Your images don't work.

In fact they have never worked for me, I remember when you started this thread, they didn't work then.

If you can see them and no-one else can, then you are probably hosting using a service that people need to be signed into to view them...


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/18 20:46:49


Post by: Excommunicatus


Spent the afternoon rummaging in my bitz box. The downside of so many false-starts and sell-offs is of course that my bitz box is kinda sparse. Ho-hum.

So here's my initial, roughly bashed-together concept for Malefic 'Lords'. I am determined to get some women into this army, even if it literally needs to be via sorcery. For the time being they will remain on those bases and will get a skirt made from a mustard-tube, like Roree's, to hide the fact they have no legs. Eventually I'm going to build a female sniper in reference to Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko and the band in my avatar, Kino, so at that point they'll get a pair of Spellcrow's Female Arcadian Legs (each, natch).

One regular, one possessed;



Do they read as female? I'm aware, by the way, that Malefic Lords have no weapons but I went for RoC and also these are the only workable arms I have in my bitz box, so that's what I'm stuck with. I'm not super happy with the Cadian laspistol and may replace it with another Escher gun or knife instead.

Thoughts?

 OneManNoodles wrote:
Your images don't work.

In fact they have never worked for me, I remember when you started this thread, they didn't work then.

If you can see them and no-one else can, then you are probably hosting using a service that people need to be signed into to view them...


Oh really? That's a kick in the jaffas. Thanks for letting me know.

I guess I'll switch to the Dakka Gallery.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/18 21:41:02


Post by: OneManNoodles


Much better.

Just a little disappointed that no-one pointed it out sooner. Might explain why you've had so few replies

Some nice kitbashing and it's always good to see some guardsmen


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/25 23:40:58


Post by: Excommunicatus


The weather here has been awful for priming/painting, so I haven't done any.

Did some work this evening on the Summoning Circles, which I'm calling done other than adding 'basing' materials and paint, natch, which will be done at the same time as the Statue Garden.



and with Daemonettes for scale



The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/26 20:35:48


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Liking your Slaaneshi cavalry, can't imagine the patience you have for each of those scales.
I really like the range of greys you've used on the renegade command squad, looking sweet. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the possessed lady guardsmen, they look sufficiently female, the paint will only improve it from there.
I have the same problem with taking photos too, they're crystal clear on my phone but it seems processing downs them quite a bit. Still though, good job!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/26 21:03:31


Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks for the kind words.

FWIW, the Seekers are simply primed black, drybrushed Ceramite White and then doused in two heavy washes of Druchi Violet. The Command Squad is even simpler, prime black and drybrush a grey of my own mixing several times, lightly. I am very lazy and it is more important to me at this point to simply get things finished than to try and be snazzy and spend hours on each mini. The result is acceptable to me for the time expended, so it is what it is.

I've also decided that I don't like the Escher head on the Psyker, so it'll be pulled off and replaced with a Daemonette head.

EDIT - After a bit of jiggerypokery with camera settings, I think I have discovered the problem. The Escher pics were taken at 13MP and it would seem that Dakka has compressed them. The Command Squad and Summoning Circle pics were taken at 4.9MP and apparently haven't been compressed. So, counter-intuitively, it appears, on the evidence so far, that more MP means less-clear photographs.

EDIT 2 - I've found free, legal 3D printing.. plans? for The Motherland Calls!, which I think will result in a 13cm tall figurine, which is about 4cm shorter than Herself. How easy would it be to 'embiggen' the plans? I have no experience at all in 3D printing, it may as well be magic.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/27 02:13:16


Post by: Minigiant


As for the statue my first thought was MIERCE MINIATURES - Euryalia, Queen of Ker-Ys

http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=pro&pre=mrm_dkl_ysn_kys_wld_001_000


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/27 02:33:56


Post by: Excommunicatus


Minigiant wrote:
As for the statue my first thought was MIERCE MINIATURES - Euryalia, Queen of Ker-Ys

http://mierce-miniatures.com/index.php?act=pro&pre=mrm_dkl_ysn_kys_wld_001_000


That's an insanely sexy miniature, but sadly too overtly daemonic for what I have planned for Rzhev's statuary. Essentially, I'm going to remake Mamayev Kurgan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamayev_Kurgan) as the centre-piece to the ruined Imperial City board I'm planning, as a Heroes of the Imperium type of thing. I do want it to be recognizably The Motherland Calls! dominating the centre, however. Apologies if it appears I'm being overly rigid. I already feel like maybe I'm taking too many liberties casually equating the Kronstadt sailors with daemon-worshipping traitors and I can't help but feel that making a monument to the Battle of Stalingrad into a daemon would be really taking the piss.

I'll probably grab one of those to run as a second KoS alongside Herself. Thanks for the tip.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/27 02:52:09


Post by: amazingturtles


Just wanted to say that you've got some great stories going on here, keep it up!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/27 13:15:55


Post by: Boss Salvage


 Excommunicatus wrote:
EDIT 2 - I've found free, legal 3D printing.. plans? for The Motherland Calls!, which I think will result in a 13cm tall figurine, which is about 4cm shorter than Herself. How easy would it be to 'embiggen' the plans? I have no experience at all in 3D printing, it may as well be magic.
Just found these myself, maybe they're the same? https://pinshape.com/items/21837-3d-printed-the-sculpture-the-motherland-calls

The proper programs can scale these files up and down, though I have to assume some details might get distorted one way or another, but maybe not? Another limiting factor will be the size of the printer itself - how large the bed is, how high the extruder can reach. I've printed just a couple things using my local library's printer, and we had to down scale some prop pieces because they wouldn't fit on the printer bed. But that was also a few years ago, using public owned machines, so I can only assume things are even better now.

Also ya Slaanesh! And high five for them Escher, looking good.

- Salvage


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/27 17:43:31


Post by: Excommunicatus


amazingturtles wrote:Just wanted to say that you've got some great stories going on here, keep it up!


Thanks. It's always good to know you're not playing to an entirely empty room, haha.

Minigiant wrote:Then I also found this but it is bigger than a few titans

https://www.3dprinteddebris.com/listing/626790699/large-rodina-volgograd-the-motherland


That's actually perfect. The Motherland Calls! is massive;



Thank you so much. The Kronstaat IV Worker's Defence Force salutes your superior search-fu.

Boss Salvage wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
EDIT 2 - I've found free, legal 3D printing.. plans? for The Motherland Calls!, which I think will result in a 13cm tall figurine, which is about 4cm shorter than Herself. How easy would it be to 'embiggen' the plans? I have no experience at all in 3D printing, it may as well be magic.
Just found these myself, maybe they're the same? https://pinshape.com/items/21837-3d-printed-the-sculpture-the-motherland-calls

The proper programs can scale these files up and down, though I have to assume some details might get distorted one way or another, but maybe not? Another limiting factor will be the size of the printer itself - how large the bed is, how high the extruder can reach. I've printed just a couple things using my local library's printer, and we had to down scale some prop pieces because they wouldn't fit on the printer bed. But that was also a few years ago, using public owned machines, so I can only assume things are even better now.

Also ya Slaanesh! And high five for them Escher, looking good.

- Salvage


Thank you. I found my file on myminifactory, which appears to be a German site. The statue that minigiant found is a tweaked version of that pinshape file, good call.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/28 20:05:41


Post by: Excommunicatus


A very rough and ready 'first draft' of what might passably be called an idea.



Too much?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/09/29 21:46:50


Post by: Excommunicatus


The Violet Heart rises.

So. An interesting day. I'm currently fostering a one-year old Black Labrador and this morning she attempted to flood the living room with urine and digest one of my slippers. She then spent an hour hiding under the bed, ashamed at being so unoriginal. I decided today was the day to at least make a start on building Zarakynel, who as both of you who read this will know I call The Violet Heart, or sometimes Herself. While prepping I noticed I hadn't cleaned Her up very well, so I took a couple of old nice-cream buckets to the sink and away I went. I didn't put a guard in the plug. You see where I'm going with this, right?

Ninety minutes later I had removed the U-bend using only the tools I had available (being my bare hands, a tea-towel, a large mug of coffee and a choice selection of curse words in several languages) and retrieved Her left hand. Thirty minutes later, I was looking at a partially assembled model that had lots of gaps and just... lacked something. Don't get me wrong, Zarakynel is a great miniature, but that was part of the problem. It looked like Zarakynel, not The Violet Heart. Luckily I have a dollar store nearby and vastly more talent recovering from modelling mistakes than actual modelling talent.

I won't walk you through the process because it's mostly NSFW and involves more swearing but I will say that being a partially-sighted single man makes spending hours draping chain over a miniature extremely frustrating. I decided against the 'full-on' approach I pictured yesterday because i) it covered too much detail; ii) it was far, far, too much; and iii) the chain I had wasn't long enough to... 'wrap' all six. So anyway, I went with something simpler that also allowed me to hide some of the gaps and only covered large, blank areas, then I went to town with the rest of the chain. I just noticed looking at the pics that there's a bad gap/misalignment on Her lower left arm, so that'll get a chain too. Once her base has rocks, the chains will be glued to said rocks and pulled tight against the mini. As it stands, they're just looped on which is why the ankle-wrap has gone all lax.

Her sword is warped beyond my patience to repair, so She'll be getting a whip instead just as soon as I make it for Her. I don't know if I'll have the minerals to start work on all the little spikes, claws and such today. I don't have any green stuff and won't be getting any until at least next week when my Renegades get reinforced with most of a Start Collecting! box. Apparently liquid green stuff isn't a thing any more, eh?





EDIT - I sat down to look at Gary Lineker's lovely, big, berry-brown face but my eye kept wandering to Herself, so I kept tinkering. I also took a pic to give you what you really come here hoping for; daemon-butt







I like the whip, I think it's a keeper. Ba-dum-tssh. Obviously the shaping needs work. I'm overall pretty happy with how She's coming out; She uses Zarakynel's rules so She has to be recognizable as Zarakynel, but She has to be different enough to justify calling Her The Violet Heart, too. I think She works.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


The additions of the chains to the model really make it pop imo. Will you be gluing the links to make them static or will you let them be free flowing? The upside of not using the sword is now you have a spare sword should you ever repair it! Good work and best of luck with the Lab, I'm glad my dogs have grown past that stage of their lives.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks, I think they really add a lot to Her too, but of course I am biased.

The chains will all be glued to the base eventually. Leaving them swinging would make them a nightmare to paint and I'd be worried about them rubbing paint off and eroding the resin. I want them trailing on top of the rocks and debris, though, so they'll have to wait for now. That's a good call on the sword, it would make a decent 'sword-in-the-stone' type objective marker.

You know, looking at those pics... I can fit at least another two chains on Her...


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Post by: Excommunicatus


The Violet Heart has Risen.









I don't fancy my chances of being featured on the Forge World website.

Scale shot with Not-Zhukov



"Ya khochu von tot."
"Uvereny li vy? Eto Roboute Guilliman, Master Ultramarov."
"Da, znayu."

That's a Little Britain reference in (probably bad) transliterated Russian, for any anxious and over-eager moderators out there.

Aside from affixing Her dreads, which FW call 'tendrils' for some reason and which have to stay off for now because they'll get in the way when painting, the build phase is done.

The area down by Her right foot was getting too busy with all the chains and the whip going through it too and the upper-right portion of the mini had very little going on, so I reposed the whip. I like it a lot better, it adds a sense of movement, blocks out Her 'space' better and it allows me to get my Fibonacci on.

Oh, by the way, if you find yourself worrying about the physics of chains, whips and motion, please remind yourself that She's a [Expletive Deleted] Daemon, to paraphrase Jason Lee, before complaining.

Every article or blog post I read about building Zarakynel said that she's a nightmare to put together, mostly because of all the little spikes. For references, she ships with 72 of them, so I wasn't looking forward to that bit. Nevertheless, I persevered and gave it a shot. I got one on Her inner-thigh inside of about twenty seconds (wahey!) and thought that it was going to be easy. Nah. I then spent nearly forty-five minutes pinging little spikes all over my living room trying to get glue on a second spike.

So I did what comes naturally to me; gave up and tried to figure out an easier method. Once again the dollar store came to my rescue and provided 600 toothpicks for $1.25, because nothing in Dollarama actually costs a dollar, bizarrely. As it turns out, you don't need all 72 of the spikes as there's only spacings for about 60 of them. Phew. Still took nearly two hours to cut spikes, pick them up with tweezers, place them and then position them before the glue dried. It's kinda weird-looking currently, 'cause they're clearly toothpicks, but it'll all tie together with paint, I am sure. FWIW, I'm aware that the spikes on her breast-plate are kinda crazy, that was intentional. I'm not sure I lie it and might replace them with more conventional spikey boob-coverings.

Win a prize by correctly identifying the Bill Hicks reference on Her.

Also, here's some WIP Barricades for my Renegades to cower (shelter - V) behind, made from some of the resin blocks Herself was delivered on and some Bike bases I had left over from my Seekers



Dollarama giveth once more and I picked up nearly 4m of 0.5mm wire (for $1.50, see above) and have been perusing this Dakka plog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/314348.page, so expect barbed wire. Lots of barbed wire.

EDIT - Actually, I got 180 38cm lengths of wire, so nearly 7m of 0.5mm wire.

Up next, WIP Statue Garden, finished Infantry Squad One, finished Renegade Commander and Command Squad, finished Herald on Seeker Chariot, finished Hellflayer, finished Violet Heart. At that point I'll have 2,566pts of Daemons finished. Harrumph.

As promised, WIP Statue Garden



It's more of the resin blocks Herself shipped on, some cork tiles, toothpicks and chopped up Chariot bits to make the plant-life.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Ayuh. Thirty-foot tall sex-Daemons in tit-bondage with genital piercings are ten-a-penny.

Build complete on the Statue Garden



And a shot straight down Main Street, as it were, plus bonus pic of Mother Dear.



'The Gift of Submission'

Gaps, I know. Green Stuff is in the mail.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


The resin blocks make surprisingly good barricades! The toothpicks aren't half bad either. Are you planning on flocking the garden once you paint it?


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Post by: Commander Cain


That daemon lady looks terrifying! All those chains and spikes are a great addition.

Loving the terrain as well, it's amazing what you can whip up with a few bits lying around


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Tyranid Horde wrote:The resin blocks make surprisingly good barricades! The toothpicks aren't half bad either. Are you planning on flocking the garden once you paint it?


Thanks, yeah all of the resin blocks have come in quite handy.

I'm probably not going to flock the garden, my current plan is to cover the actual garden parts with the larger stones I use for my basing and paint them the same electric pink colour I used on the Daemonetttes' hair and then use sand to make a pathway down to 'The Gift...'..

Commander Cain wrote:That daemon lady looks terrifying! All those chains and spikes are a great addition.

Loving the terrain as well, it's amazing what you can whip up with a few bits lying around


Thank you, Komandir.

Yeah, I agree on the terrain. Having a Dollarama nearby is so handy, I've spent less than $30 on all the (non-GW/FW) materials for the three bits so far and still have loads of everything left.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Weather here sucks, my general mood sucks and my outlook on most things can currently best be characterized as 'bleak' so although there's actual progress it is not worth showing you, but you will get some (sort of) new pics and some more italicized words in what is, effectively, an introductory lecture on the history of this thing. As a bonus, I'll also get to greatly increase the number of pop-culture pieces I have shamelessly plagiarized.

So, initially when work began on this, it was going to be a 2k CSM list based mostly on the old Summoning mechanic and a (now ex) girlfriend who was - and presumably still is - Russian and whose name was sometimes Violet.



The Glorious 9th


Terran-born, Vigo Rostur was once one of only two hundred warriors addressed by a glittering Demi-God; a Demi-God that he would have followed unquestioningly into the heart of a sun and a Demi-God that he willingly and enthusiastically followed in His worship of Slaanesh.

Driven from Skalathrax with the remnants of 9th Co. by the fury and the flames of the World Eaters' inglorious self-immolation, by the time of his arrival in the Eye of Terror aboard the Battle Barge Heart of Fadeless Splendour he had risen to the rank of Captain of the Third. As Captain, Vigo oversaw a number of exceedingly bloody assaults on planets claimed by World Eater Warbands, exacting bloody revenge for the events on Skalathrax. It was on just such a planet, Krovaya-Luna, that he claimed Midori's Whip, an unwieldy, though brutal, power weapon capable of cutting a Power-Armoured Astartes clean in half. Answering only to what now constituted High Command; the newly-appointed Lord Commander Korles Moku'satsu, Epistolary Tarl Savaross and Chaplain Flavius Eladire, and his own increasing desire for extreme sensory input, Vigo and the Third massacred their way through the World Eaters' perimeter strongholds, committing atrocity upon atrocity, piling and posing the dead in obscene offerings to She Who Thirsts and performing blasphemous rituals over them.

These blood-soaked rituals attracted the languid gaze of a powerful entity, an alluring voice guiding and directing Moku'satsu, Savaross and Eladire; whispering in the minds of the 9th's Librarians, teaching the arcane secrets of Daemonology. It was during the final assault on Krovaya-Luna's main fortress that She emerged amid a sea of Daemonettes and tore through the ferrocrete walls with impunity, laying the fortress bare for attack for the 9th. Frenzied by Her presence, the Emperor's Children and their Daemonic allies fell upon those trapped inside the fortress in an orgy of depravity.

The 9th Co. ceased to exist within those walls. With the swearing of powerful pacts and the ascension of Moku'satsu, Savaross and Eladire to Daemonhood, the Children of The Violet Heart were born. Under a reorganisation dictated by Moku'satsu, the former warriors of the 9th were split into six 'Circles'; largely autonomous warbands of roughly post-Codex Astartes company strength, each fleet-based. Zathor Sots'vor, formerly Captain of the Second, took control of First Circle. Vigo was given the nickname "The Insane" and promoted to Lord of Second Circle and Commander of the Heart of Fadeless Splendour, ranks he still holds today.

In recognition for their actions on Krovaya-Luna, Zathor and Vigo were gifted the True Name of a Daemon, each gaining dominion over a Herald of The Violet Heart. Vigo named his new companion The Silent Singer owing to her twisted facial expressions. Collared and leashed at all times, The Silent Singer has become an invaluable asset in battle - supplementing the slow strike of Midori's Whip with lightning fast claws easily capable of shredding Power Armour - as well as an amusing plaything.




The Nightman Cometh


Roree Brae'qerr died on Krovaya-Luna. Previously selected for service in the III Legion's Librarium, he had been assigned to the 9th Co. tactical squads and had served with distinction as flamer-bearer after the dictates of Nikea, spitting holy fire at the enemies of his Emperor and Primarch. During compliance actions against the Laer, with his Legion rapidly falling into darkness, Roree was elevated to the rank of Sergeant over the objections of those few who suspected the source of his tactical nous was witchery rather than study.

After the events of Istvaan III, with those whispering naysayers silenced, Roree cast off the shackles of Imperial mandates and dogma - as did all surviving 'Librarians' of the III - and took to employing his psychic talents openly in battle to devastating, fiery effect. With his trusty flamer by his side and his squad at his back, he blazed a trail of victory across the sky for his Primarch.

Coming into Vigo's orbit while prosecuting landing actions on Krovaya-Luna, during the final assault on the main fortress Roree was tasked in capturing a lightly guarded point of small strategic value, on a certain river. Intelligence had been incorrect, however, and the point was occupied by considerably more troops than was thought. Roree and his squad had been ambushed by the heathen barbarians of the World Eaters and were felled, ignobly and inelegantly.

As he lay dying, his blood soaking the fetid ground, feeling the Immaterium yawn before him, a disincarnate voice from the abyss rasped and a presence entered Roree, filling his dying tissues with unholy vigour; reknitting, renewing, remaking.

"Eyo vlast velika."

The figure that rose from that blood-soaked crater and took vengeance was not Roree Brae'qerr, though it wore his armour and bore his weapons. Striding in flames through the barbarian horde, The Nightman had come.

Today he serves as part of The Six; Second Circle's cabal of Witches, Sorcerors and Daemonancers
.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"An ecstasy of torments awaits you, both here and beyond. It will never cease. Your Corpse-God Emperor cannot hear you in this place."

The room was pitch-dark and filled with a choking smog. Soshnikov could not see who the voice belonged to.

"If you hold anything back, I will kill you. If you bend the truth or I think you're bending the truth, I will kill you. If you forget anything, I will kill you. In fact, you are going to have to work very hard to stay alive, Brother. Now, do you understand everything I have just said?"

A pause. He opened his mouth to answer when, suddenly and shockingly, a nightmare visage of unnatural flesh and teeth was thrust within an inch of his face.

"Because if you do not, I will kill you."


Sadly, both Vigo and Roree were sold off some time ago, along with everything in the panorama shot, above. Like a Phoenix Club from the ashes, however, all will rise again.

So that's how it started, back in 2015. Since then I've spiralled downwards into a nerdiness the like of which few have seen regarding the Eastern Front and Russian/Soviet history, inspired initially by the Kronstadt Rebellion (natch) and the documentaries World at War and Soviet Storm: World War II in the East, both of which I highly recommend to everyone, and the army has expanded to include a renegade Planetary Defence Force, now based more loosely on the Red Army and Russian/Soviet history/hockey in general because of my anxieties over misinterpretation.

It's probably unrelated, but 66% of the hockey players whose names I have used no longer play for the Leafs. Coincidence? Almost certainly, yes, but lets pretend it's significant.

Anyhoo, so when I was building my first ten Infantrymen/Militiamen there was one of those friendly modelling challenges going on so I entered the Sergeant as a Commander;



He's based largely on this picture



which is called 'Combat' or 'KomBat' and which was taken by Max Alpert, probably in 1942. Some parts of the internet argue that this depicts a political Commissar, some argue it's a Battalion Commander (Komandir Batalona - KomBat), but most agree that it is Alexei/Alexey Gordeyevich Yeryomenko, who I have designated in-game as Senior Sergeant (Starshiy Serzhant).

And, seeing as how I've made the Dakka my primary hangout outside of the Eye, I'll post these here for completeness, too;

Blood Angels Librarian



Black Templars Sword Brethren, Brother Maynard





Schliecher sat, and waited. Brother Maynard, Bearer of the Holy Orb, was due to lecture the Neophytes from the Book of Armaments. The clearance of Site 3 had not gone well. Squad Drei and Squad Vier had been tasked with clearing the eastern sector. There they had found witches; 'weirdboyz' in the Xeno tongue. Squad Vier had been eliminated; their transport 'Fahles Pferd' wrecked. Four Brothers from Squad Drei had gone to their Emperor. Witches were unheard of on Harrow Gate, their very existence an affront above and beyond the Xeno. Snapping out of it, Schliecher realised that Brother Maynard had arrived and was beginning.

"Und der Kaiser sprach, sagen: Zuerst..."

Schliecher drifted away again. He could picture the barrage with perfect clarity; could see every bone and tooth on the talisman of the witch responsible for it.

"...und die nummer der zählung ist drei..."

Schliecher felt the hate rise. He remembered the words the Chaplains had imparted to him. Abhor the witch. He would feed the hate, stoke it. He would use it to avenge the Astartes he had not had the opportunity to call 'Brother'.

"...funf is verboten..."

Abhor the witch.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


I like the replication of history in your infantry, gives them some extra flavour that they may not normally have.

Nice to see some Imperial stuff too, you've not completely fallen to Chaos!


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Post by: PossumCraft


Some really awesome stuff in here, keep it up!

Who'd have thought adding bondage chains and a whip to the 6-boobed naked demon giant would make it look *less* like a sex toy and more like it actually fits into a warzone =/


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Tyranid Horde wrote:I like the replication of history in your infantry, gives them some extra flavour that they may not normally have.

Nice to see some Imperial stuff too, you've not completely fallen to Chaos!


Spasibo bolshoye, thanks a lot, ta muchly.

FWIW, both the Imperial minis were built way back when I lived in Leicester and I was a confused young undergrad yet to accept that Chaos is the only true answer.

I am still trying to figure out the question, however.

PossumCraft wrote:Some really awesome stuff in here, keep it up!

Who'd have thought adding bondage chains and a whip to the 6-boobed naked demon giant would make it look *less* like a sex toy and more like it actually fits into a warzone =/


Right?

I do love the Zarakynel mini but she is quite plain as far as thirty-foot tall, six-titted monstrosities go.

Thanks for chiming in; as a true devotee of Slaanesh I subsist almost entirely on attention.

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I have been accused of "phoning it in" regarding the chainwork on her chest, which apparently is a delightfully colonial phrase that means I half-arsed it, so for avoidance of doubt





Ironically, this one bit of chain is the most effort I have ever expended on a single part of a mini. I realize it doesn't look like much, but I spent literally hours draping chain all over Her, dropping it and swearing. The chain goes down from the back-ring, under the lower claw arm, around Her chest, under the upper whip arm, back over Her shoulder, then under the chains wrapping Her chest, then back up under the upper whip arm through the back-ring to cinch the wrap tight and then down to the rock. There's no glue on Her chest; only tension is keeping the chain in place.

So [Expletive Deleted] off.

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Does anyone out there know if the bald female Arcadian heads fit into the empty Cadian helmets without too much work?

WIP Objective Markers



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Post by: Excommunicatus


The weather and lighting in my locale are wholly unsuitable so there is no painting progress and my green stuff apparently won't be here until at least the 24th, so there's no progress on gap-filling either. So why am I posting? Well, because although the concept for this thing is many years old, Sasha Aleksandrovna, Herald of Slaanesh, was completed on October 15, 2017, therefore today is the first birthday of this current incarnation of the sad story of Kronstaat IV and I thought that warranted something.

Because this last weekend was an international break I was denied the big, berry-brown face of the One True Gary, Blessed Be His Toe-Poke, so I largely occupied myself by re-reading The Siege of Vraks books. Vraks is, without doubt, my favourite 'event' in the 40k universe and I don't think it is at all hidden that said books are a huge influence on what happens here. If I had been a richer man, you'd be looking at Renegade DKoK with sci-fi ushanka heads.

So I can't give you new models and I can't give you updates to old models, but I can give you another history lecture, an introduction to my "mad" Paint/GIMP "skillz" and an insight into how I spend my weekends.

+++The following excerpt is reproduced, without permission, from The Inquisitor's Guide to the Galaxy, 3rd Ordo Malleus Ed., revised+++

The Kronstaat system is located to the Galactic east of Agripinaa and to the Galactic west of Fenris, on the main Cadia-Terra/Mars supply route and relatively close to the Eye of Terror itself. Despite this location, the system has been spared much of the ravages of the region and has endured without major attack for almost three thousand Terran years now. Because of this location – and the abundant mineral resources under the systems's planets – it forms a minor, but vital, part of the gargantuan apparatus designed to feed the Cadian Gate.

It is composed of six planets, numbered 1-6 rather than named. Only K4 and K5 possess breathable atmospheres, though weather patterns on K5 render the planet surface inhospitable in extremis, Imperial presence on K1, K2, K3 and K6 is limited to a single mining facility with a Defence Force garrison on each. K5, known locally as 'Lubyanka' [dead link], is currently designated a prison planet. Latest records show a population of ca. 450m resident inmates.

K4 is a similar size to Terra and has a current population of some 60bn living across four habitable continents, known locally as 'oblasts'. To the north and south are frozen poles where temperatures in mid-summer struggle to rise above -50c. All four oblasts lie separated by small seas, except Krim and Volga Oblasts, which are separated by the 12,000km wide K4/C-137, known locally as Ladoga Ocean.

All four habitable oblasts are covered, to an extent between 96 and 99%, by high, steep mountain ranges which cannot support intensive housing schemes, accordingly the population is low compared to other planets of comparable size and mineral wealth and the population concentrated in a few centres. Ten [?] cities currently exist on K4, all are principally concerned with refining mineral ore in some capacity. Excepting Kirch, Oradour and Oryel, all of the cities and both the Korova and Konev Facilities possess star-ports.


Map of K4

Transit between population centres is achieved by means of light rail and road networks in thin ribbons between the harsh terrain. Most transit between oblasts still takes place via water, surprisingly, though flight is also readily available and in use amongst the planet's elite and intelligentsia.

K4 is exempt from Astra Militarum planetary tithes owing to its largescale production of essential raw materials, but is required to maintain a standing Planetary Defence Force. Despite being known as the K4 Defence Force, they are actually tasked with maintaining the security of all the system's planets. At any one time approximately 25% of the planet's population is enlisted, and over half are based in garrisons in and around Kotlin. Organizationally, they are best described as 'unorthodox';

- 100 troopers, or 'soldats' as they are known locally, comprises a Battalion and is led by a 'KomBat' (Komandir Batalona, in the local language) of rank roughly equivalent to a Captain;
- 20 Battalions makes a Company ('Roty'), led by a 'KomRot' (Komandir Roty - Colonel);
- 10 Companys make a Brigade, led by a 'KomBrig' (Komandir Brigada - Brigadier);
- 15 Brigades make a Regiment ('Polk'), led by a 'KomPol' (Komandir Polkovoy - Major General);
- 15 Regiments make a Corps, led by a 'KomKor' (Lieutenant-General);
- 20 Corps makes an Army, led by a 'KomArm' (General).

They are equipped and armed by freighters en route to Cadia and therefore bear a striking resemblance to the famed Cadian 'Shock Troops'.

Each population centre, maintains at least one Adeptus Arbites garrison. The presence of the Ecclesiarchy is negligible. Locally, rumours persist that the Korova Facility, founded by His Holiness Archbishop 'Len' Brennan in M36, is an Adepta Sororitas training camp, but there is no truth to this at all. The Korova, in fact, is no longer an Ecclesiarchy property, being transferred to [redacted] in [redacted] owing to [redacted].

Notwithstanding that the system has not faced major attack in recorded history, Kronstaat remains a vital link in fundamental Galactic defenses and supply chains and its loss would have severe 'knock-on' effects for Cadia and other vital Imperial interests. Therefore each population centre and mining facility on each of the system's six planets possesses several Planetary Defence batteries and each is perfectly capable of fending off a medium-sized fleet without aid.

As a result of the strong defenses, large Defence Force, numerous extra-planetary probes and proximity to Fenris the security status of the system is – low; least concern.

- Last Edited by =][=Toth420 [view edit history]


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Post by: amazingturtles


That is the kind of world building i always enjoy, even when it's a bit [redacted].

So, what would the inquistor's guide to the galaxy have on the cover? I can't imagine that the letters are friendly, no matter what it is.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


 amazingturtles wrote:
That is the kind of world building i always enjoy, even when it's a bit [redacted].

So, what would the inquistor's guide to the galaxy have on the cover? I can't imagine that the letters are friendly, no matter what it is.


"Keep Calm and Melta On".

TOC

Chapter 1 - So You've Stumbled Upon a Coven of Heretics

Chapter 2 - Daemonhosts and You: A TED-Talk by Lord Hector Rex

Chapter 3 - Abaddon The Despoiler; mostly 'armless

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Thanks for your comments. The bits that are [redacted] will be expanded upon in the future so I just put [redacted] and for the time being that will have to be the same thing as writing something that was good. I don't know if you've noticed, but I have a bit of a tendency to drone on and on and on and on if left unchecked so I also have strict word limits for these things to rein in my pretentiousness and self-absorption.

I have a few ideas for those two facilities on October Oblast, ranging from re-education centres to secret Ordo Malleus/Xenos R&D facilities. Maybe Here be Necrons. I do like the image of millions of Necron Warriors marching implacably out of the seas. Maybe I'll rip off The Anphelion Project as well as ...Vraks.

But... I haven't decided yet.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


So all fifteen totally-not-Cadian Renegades are painted and based, but I've left it too late to photograph them today and you'll have to wait until tomorrow for them and more execrable fluff.

For now, terrain WIPs;

Summoning Circles



They're not painted; the larger rocks I use in my basing scheme just happen to be red.

Statue Garden



The only real difference here is that I've removed every other toothpick compared to the last photo, 'cause I think it looked cluttered.

I've moved all my images into galleries, do they still display?


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Yes they Display.
I'd probably cut the picks in half they seem too longish kinda.
Also i see a distinct lack of barbed wire and trenches, you can't have a r&h army without trenches!



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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks for your comments. Barbed wire is in progress, just not worth showing yet.

I'm torn on trenches. I do want them because this is essentially the 'Eastern' Front in spaaaaaace but I also want my board to be modular and the more fixed stuff you put on it the more likely it is for things to be misaligned (especially so since my process is basically 'wing it') or become stale and boring.

On the other hand, I don't want them because I like the imagery of fighting building to building, a la Stalingrad.

A possible solution is to make six 2'x2' foam tiles as my main board and then another three 2'x2' tiles that feature a trench-line that can be swapped in as needed. The pro of this is that this 'soup' is now planned to top out at 10k (maybe 12 if I get silly and buy a Warhound) so I'll need a board roughly 10'x4' to play a 10/12k game on anyway. The big con is of course that storage starts to become an issue. This solution also means that the trench-lines will have to begin and end on the 'south' edge of those three tiles, rather than running more or less straight east-west. Still, 6' of trench is a lot to work with. The lip of the trench also couldn't be further than 12" away from the 'south' edge, or nobody could deploy in it.



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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Thanks for your comments. Barbed wire is in progress, just not worth showing yet.

I'm torn on trenches. I do want them because this is essentially the 'Eastern' Front in spaaaaaace but I also want my board to be modular and the more fixed stuff you put on it the more likely it is for things to be misaligned (especially so since my process is basically 'wing it') or become stale and boring.

A possible solution is to make six 2'x2' foam tiles as my main board and then another three 2'x2' tiles that feature a trench-line that can be swapped in as needed. The pro of this is that this 'soup' is now planned to top out at 10k (maybe 12 if I get silly and buy a Warhound) so I'll need a board roughly 10'x4' to play a 10/12k game on anyway. The big con is of course that storage starts to become an issue.



I personally plan for my trenches to be on a small wood piece. Basically a foxhole morsoe then a trench.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
 Excommunicatus wrote:
Thanks for your comments. Barbed wire is in progress, just not worth showing yet.

I'm torn on trenches. I do want them because this is essentially the 'Eastern' Front in spaaaaaace but I also want my board to be modular and the more fixed stuff you put on it the more likely it is for things to be misaligned (especially so since my process is basically 'wing it') or become stale and boring.

A possible solution is to make six 2'x2' foam tiles as my main board and then another three 2'x2' tiles that feature a trench-line that can be swapped in as needed. The pro of this is that this 'soup' is now planned to top out at 10k (maybe 12 if I get silly and buy a Warhound) so I'll need a board roughly 10'x4' to play a 10/12k game on anyway. The big con is of course that storage starts to become an issue.



I personally plan for my trenches to be on a small wood piece. Basically a foxhole morsoe then a trench.


Ayuh, I can see how that would work. If I do it, I'll use foam and dig down. Ditto for craters. I really hate looking at an otherwise beautiful board where the bottom of the craters are actually sitting at street-level.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Baricades actually are also something that can help, however they are more for city fights i feel.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
Baricades actually are also something that can help, however they are more for city fights i feel.


Yeah, I agree. I have some of those in progress too, but they require barbed wire so aren't close to finished yet.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


Just catching up on this thread as I've been away for the past few days, you've got some great world building going on and the summoning circles look top notch! They remind me a bit of the Dawn of War summoning buildings. Might be the spikes.
The chains around Zarakynel look solid too, well done.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Just catching up on this thread as I've been away for the past few days, you've got some great world building going on and the summoning circles look top notch! They remind me a bit of the Dawn of War summoning buildings. Might be the spikes.
The chains around Zarakynel look solid too, well done.


Thanks muchly. I can't deny that I was partly inspired by the DoW Sacrifical Circles and Daemon Pits. Dark Crusade is what roped me back into the hobby after fourteen years away.

I PMed you about Zarakynel's sword, FYI.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


The call came from Kotlin for the forward drive,
to the trenches with the regiment; prepare yourselves to die.
At roll-call next morning, just a handful survived

КомБат Степан Махимович Петриченко KomBat Stepan Maximovich Petrichenko (Renegade Commander)



The medals, FYI, are for Twenty Years Long Service, Twenty-Five Years Long Service and Thirty Years Long Service, respectively.

Командный отряд Command Squad



Mилиция Militia




Voyna Narodnaya; Once Upon A Beginning


Petrov's Defence - Part I.

It started, as these things often do, innocently enough on 616.808M41. A young man, known to be fond of the zydrate, had been walking back to his hab-block one evening when, upon navigating a particularly troublesome corner, he had lost all balance and stumbled face-first into a passing hover-freight travelling well in excess of the posted limits.

He died, of course. It was a terrible shame, of course. Nothing was done, of course. No family could be found and so off he went into a mass grave. A few former colleagues raised a fuss at the shoddy treatment of a fellow worker, nobody was interested. A few more former colleagues raised a bigger fuss and before anyone knew it supervisors were put against the wall and Oddyssa, a city of 500m, was alight.

The Arbites waded in, achieving significant early gains and pushing the workers back into the industrial maze of Oddyssa's central district. The Honourable Justice Rodion Ivanovich Petrov, in overall command of Arbite forces in the district, elected to lay seige to the workers. As an example to others considering challenging the Arbites, they would be starved.

It is not entirely clear what happened inside the seige-lines but what is clear is that on the morning of the sixth day a horde of workers attacked the western flank of Petrov's Arbites and broke out, screaming unintelligible gibberish. They quickly circled back and attacked neighbouring Arbite forces from the rear. In the confusion, more workers poured through the breach. With his line collapsing, Petrov committed his reserves, but they were too few to stem the tide. The horde simply over-ran them. He called for reinforcements. None were available and the Defence Force were a day away, at least, and couldn't be spared in any event. Desperate, Petrov threw in everything he had. Fighting swirled inconclusively for three days with no clear front-line before the workers prevailed and turned their sights on the star-port. Petrov was captured and hanged.

Oddyssa's star-port was under-strength and garrisoned only by the 62nd Independent Coastal Army. For days the soldats had faced the prospect of turning their weapons on fellow workers, possibly people they knew or family members even. Indeed, initially some units did refuse to fire – and were appropriately censured – but the sheer violence of the worker's attack meant that for most soldats self-preservation was a more pressing concern than ethics. For six days the rabble assaulted the star-port, for six days the star-port was held. A message was received, forces were being mobilised to reinforce the 62nd Coastal. Then on the evening of the seventh day, another message was received; reinforcements had been diverted and the 62nd Coastal was ordered to withdraw. There were more pressing concerns and they were needed elsewhere.

The city of Oddyssa was to be sacrificed.

Panic in the Streets of Kotlin- Part II.

News of the insurrection was tightly controlled, but word got out that Imperial agents were persecuting Oddyssa's workers regardless. Solidarity protests were attempted in all of Kronstaat IV's major cities and facilities and all were crushed with extreme prejudice. All except in Cebastopol. In Cebastopol, the seat of Imperial power in the west, the workers fell upon the Arbites and the Defence Force with a ferocity and frenzy that scarcely seemed human. Within a week almost two-thirds of the entire workforce of the city, some 850m people and abhumans, were mobilized against the Imperial regime. For two weeks the entire Arbites garrison and six entire Defence Force armies were pushed back inexorably to the harbour and Cebastopol's star-port. Within three weeks the Arbites were no more and the Defence Force's 3rd, 34th, 42nd, 55th, 8th Independent Coastal and 16th Independent Coastal Armies were pinned down at the star-port.

It has been argued in the years since that six professional Armies, still close to full-strength, dug-in to strong, prepared, defensive positions should easily be expected to hold out against civilian rabble armed mostly with cutting lazers and bits of pipe. The argument has its merits, but it ignores that those six armies had previously been expected to easily hold the line and yet had been relentlessly driven back by that civilian rabble into a small, admittedly defensively-ideal, pocket. It also ignores that stemming the flow of Heretics was not good enough, nothing less than annihilation would do. Whatever the reasoning, STAFFKA sent orders from Kotlin; they had decided that Cebastopol and Krim Oblast were more strategically important than Oddyssa and Kirov Oblast were and that six armies were not, in fact, enough. Kirov Oblast could be retaken later.

The fall of Cebastopol simply could not be countenanced.

Rodina - Part III.

Somebody had to hold the line while the rest of the 62nd Coastal were re-deployed. Somebody had to make the harbour and star-port unusable after they had gone. Many had volunteered, few had been chosen. She used to work with explosives in the mine, so she had been one of them.

The noise here was unbearable now. At least she wouldn't have to listen to it for much longer. She wrapped the last wire, stood up and sent the mission-complete code. They were the last. They had nearly been too late.

She looked at her squad, looked at the gate, raised her lasgun. They followed suit. The screams from outside were unimportant; the incessant babbling of the rabble just vibrations in air. She looked at the panel as the gate gave and the horde flooded through. 00.33.4. They had done it. Oddyssa would rise again and Cebastopol would be saved.

She smiled as she fired. It was a good day to die.






So I said I'd post these on sunday, but lighting, employment and dogs being adopted have prevented me from taking pics until today.

These guys are not 'done' done, but they are done until I avail myself of a way to print decals. For whatever reason, I thought the Cadian decal sheet had stars on it that I oculd paint red, but it doesn't. So they need Krasnaya Zvezda decals and then they'll be weathered up a bit.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


Looking good so far! I reckon the red stars will make them pop and tie them together.
Quick question, with your models so dark in colour, why is the flag such a bright yellow? Will you be keeping it that way or toning it down later?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Looking good so far! I reckon the red stars will make them pop and tie them together.
Quick question, with your models so dark in colour, why is the flag such a bright yellow? Will you be keeping it that way or toning it down later?


I wanted to go for typically Soviet colours for the banner, but honestly I hated painting it and I hate how it looks so I'll be removing it and giving him a Grenade Launcher, I think. That was my second go at it and I just sort of forced myself through it and I think that shows honestly. Maybe I'll print an actual Soviet Front banner and use that instead. Haven't quite decided.

I was introduced to 'Allied Stars' stencils yesterday, by Howie, and I ordered a set so the red stars will be along shorty. $20 USD for a stencil seems kinda expensive but it's going to save me having to print, cut out and set ca. 300 decals, so it'll be well worth it I reckon.



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Post by: Commander Cain


I really like the skin tone on your IG, they look like they need a couple of days in the sun!


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Post by: Excommunicatus


 Commander Cain wrote:
I really like the skin tone on your IG, they look like they need a couple of days in the sun!


Thank you. It's Army Painter Corpse Pale with a thinned Druchii Violet wash. They're slowly falling to corruption and may one day also be part of a Genestealer Cult so the pallid look was what I was going for.

I use Druchii Violet like Frank's Hot Sauce; I put that [Expletive Deleted] on everything.

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So, Slavic tiddly-peeps out there, if I got a Valkyrie Air-Wing Detachment and called it 'Небо Славян' (Nebo Slavyan/The Sky of Slavs), would you be offended or would you recognize it for the Alisa reference that it is?

For your consideration, nationalist Russian pop-metal sung by Richard Hammond's creepy uncle;




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Post by: stonned_astartes


Cool work, like the terrain.will wait and see how you paint the tanks.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks, spasibo, danke.

All my PDF vehicles will be the same light grey as my Militsiya with the darker grey I use on the basing as camo stripes, much like you have with the tan/brown on yours.

Reinforcements are inbound; 25 further soldats (two more Militia squads, 3 Malefic Lords, 2 totally-not-NKVD Enforcers), 2 (4) Heavy Weapons Teams and two Leman Russ are in Canada Post's clumsy hands. May Slaanesh Protect Them.

I'll also have two of the SC! Commissars going spare, if anyone wants them. Well, most of them anyway. I'll be using their hats and one head. The Kronstaat IV People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs has no further use for Steve the Pirate cosplay.

I'd prefer not to mail internationally 'cause I have to spend ca. $8k on exams in the next six months and I'm kinda broke.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Alrighty. Per Soviet Storm: WWII in the East, the Red Army introduced T-34 engineer tanks during Bagration featuring large rollers affixed to the front of each tank to clear minefields.



Vot tak.

I'd like to replicate that on my Leman Russ so today's question is does anybody know of a fairly quick and easy bit or series of bits that would allow me to do so? My current plan involves using the 'arms' from the deff-rolla and scratch-building the roller itself, but I'm lazy and will eventually have six Leman Russ so I'd prefer to do less work.


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Post by: Excommunicatus




Thanks to minigiant for finding this and thanks to 3DPrintedDebris for producing it.

https://www.3dprinteddebris.com/listing/626790699/large-rodina-volgograd-the-motherland

I cannot recommend this company enough. I had some extremely noobish, naive questions and they happily walked me through everything.

I've got 2x 48x96" .5" Foamular boards ($8.24 each at Home Depot) to make the fake Mamayev Kurgan (Mamayev Kur-Ben, now) plinth she stands on, which will mean that the tip of her sword will be 15.5" from the tabletop. Zarakynel/The Violet Heart is 6.5" tall, for reference.

Behold, more of my mad image-manipulation skills. Each square is .5". Green is Guardsmen, pink Daemonettes, purple Herself. Yellow is The Motherland Calls, natch. Orange meets grey at table-level. There'll be a statue on each corner which will probably have Space Wolves on them. The whole thing is 24x24" and will be the first (and most expensive) tile of my ruined city board.



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Post by: Tyranid Horde


Bet you're excited to get your hands on that!

I saw on the painting competition thread your paintjob was ruined on Zarakynel? Any update on her?


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Post by: Ezki


I really dig the renegade command squad, well done!
I'm interested to see where this project goes, I will surely come back!


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Tyranid Horde wrote:Bet you're excited to get your hands on that!

I saw on the painting competition thread your paintjob was ruined on Zarakynel? Any update on her?


It is impossible to overstate how much I am 'geeking out' over getting my hands on The Motherland Calls!. I had a pretty promising date on saturday and utterly blew it by talking about Mamayev Kurgan and Stalingrad all night.

So yeah, Zarakynel/The Violet Heart and I aren't really speaking at the moment. She was primed for about a week without problem, but after I painted Her the paint sort of bubbled away from the mini, like it had melted or something. Seems likely I didn't clean Her properly and it's mold release related. So She went for another bath and then all the spikes and chains fell off, so... I don't know when we'll see Her again.

Ezki wrote:I really dig the renegade command squad, well done!
I'm interested to see where this project goes, I will surely come back!


Thanks for saying so.

It means a lot for my motivation to have people comment, especially people who consistently produce great work themselves such as yourself and Tyranid Horde.

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Sadly, the real-life Sasha Aleksandrovna - an eight year old Greater Daemon of Weimeraner - got sick and required the ministrations of the Ordo Veterinarianus, so I had to cancel my GW order to cover that cost which means that my focus this month is shifting to finishing off my two remaining Chariots, the three Daemon terrain pieces, the barricades and my centerpiece for a board that does not yet exist/next year's AoP entry, Mamayev KurBen.

Doing some rough maths reveals that I'll end up with nine 2'x2' tiles for my board allowing for some to be swapped in and out for regular 6x4 games so I've decided to devote two of them to replicating, in a 40k way, part of the Lake Ontario shore-line of Hamilton, ON. Specifically, the Dofasco steelworks





Which, as the wanky photography might suggest, I'm rather fond of aesthetically and I can spin some sort of tribute to the worker out of it, too. Importantly, it allows me to plaster Socialist Realism agitprop romanticizing the worker all over the place.

Which is nice.

To clarify though, the ruined city board is going to be a extremely slow-burner. As things currently stand, there is not a single room in my apartment I could set up even a 6x4 board in.

EDIT - I should add, another synthetic feather to 3DPrintedDebris' metaphorical cap is that I got a notification at 9 a.m. on monday morning telling me that The Motherland Calls! had shipped. From California. Where it was 6 a.m.

Cannot recommend them enough. Go buy stuff.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


Hey man, chase up your date again, maybe she enjoyed it!

It's a real shame about Zarkynel, don't let it get to you too much, you've kept a log of what you've done with her here so you can get back on track in no time!

Hope your Weimeranar gets well soon also! Looking forward to the next update.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I spoke to her again on Sunday. Actual quote;

"I don't understand why you'd spend so much time learning a language only to say so many boring things."

So, yeah. Onwards and upwards. Sasha Aleksandrovna is perfectly well now, thanks for your concern.

I'm having something of a BoJack day, called in sick to work which was probably a mistake in hindsight. Going to have to power through the Chariots today and hope mindfulness beats black dog.


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Post by: stonned_astartes


Savage. Bojack will cure all, though I always end up with a glass of scotch in my hand after watching the credits a few times, not sure why. Good luck with your day off, hope you use it wisely.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Malefic 'Lords' v.2





They're still just concept minis at this point and I've been using cheap superglue so I can pull bits off again if I don't like them, which is why they both look like they've been fumed for fingerprints.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


It's a good start! Can definitely get some dynamism into that second concept with the way the hair flows!


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks. I've taken the Escher coat off the first one and I'm going to try her out with the same head as the second, only with the hair flowing the other way. At some point, hopefully today, I'm going to give making some robes for them a shot. I've never used GS before except for minor gap-filling so the idea is pretty intimidating.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't; you're right, though, and posting about it here means I have to do it, so... I think I need to start by using wire to build phoney knees for them. I'm going to be copying the FW Possessed Psyker's robes pretty heavily. You know the one.

I've also discovered that the bald Daemonette head fits pretty nicely into the empty Cadian helmets so that plus some gunner arms from the HWT kit for ML No. 3 should portray the moment of a PotW Possession pretty well, I reckon. I don't think a PDF would have Psykers, so these are just regular soldats who had latent talents. Also, MLs don't have any weaponry but their hands hence the lack of staffs, staves or pistols.

But firstly - and most importantly - I have three weeks of the big, berry-brown face of Saint Gary of Lineker to catch up on and two weeks of whatever b-team they dragged into the studio for MotD2.

Probably Jermaine Jenas.

Uffda.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


It took the U.S.P.S. two days to get The Motherland Calls! from California to Hamilton, ON, which is about an hour's drive from where I live.

In the six days since, Canada Post has sent it to Toronto, then back to Hamilton, then to London, ON. It arrived back in Hamilton this morning.



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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
It took the U.S.P.S. two days to get The Motherland Calls! from California to Hamilton, ON, which is about an hour's drive from where I live.

In the six days since, Canada Post has sent it to Toronto, then back to Hamilton, then to London, ON. It arrived back in Hamilton this morning.


Wait what?
Run that again by me, they sent it to London?!?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


London, Ontario.

When Britain was colonizing Canada we apparently couldn't be bothered to come up with new names so we just recycled names of British places.

Thus there is a city in Ontario called London and through it runs the River Thames. Over the Thames is Blackfriar's Bridge. They even called their market Covent Garden.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
London, Ontario.

When Britain was colonizing Canada we apparently couldn't be bothered to come up with new names so we just recycled names of British places.

Thus there is a city in Ontario called London and through it runs the River Thames. Over the Thames is Blackfriar's Bridge. They even called their market Covent Garden.


So they mixed up the places and sent it now back over what you seafaring people call the great pond, right?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


No, they're just sending it back and forth over south-central Ontario, for some unknowable reason.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Niagara+Falls,+ON/@43.0611133,-81.3299733,7z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d3445eec824db9:0x46d2c56156bda288!8m2!3d43.0895577!4d-79.0849436

I live where the marker is. It arrived in Hamilton (to the north-west), then got sent east to Toronto, back to Hamilton, west to London and now back to Hamilton.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Welp, is your postal service this bad?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I've lived in the U.K., France, Spain and Canada and at one point had a business shipping stuff through the U.S. regularly.

Of all the different postal and shipping companies I've ever had to use, Canada Post is by far the slowest and takes the least care of your items.

I'm on the phone with them now, I have to be in court in Hamilton tomorrow so I'm going to try and pick it up rather than wait through another week of this.


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Post by: Ezki


Starts to sound like the finnish postal service. They have lost my mail a few times already during the 6 months I've been living in the new adress.
Hopefully you get your package.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Your commiserations are all welcomed, thanks.

As it turns out, Canada Post are currently holding rotating strikes and have been for a while so they have a massive backlog. I got three weeks worth of The Economist (know your enemy) delivered this morning. So I have no idea when The Motherland Calls! will arrive, which sucks, but even though I am on track to become a bourgeoisie lawyer I support my brother, sister and non-binary workers and that's much more important.

Also, FWIW, The Violet Heart has been thoroughly scrubbed, rebuilt and reprimed. She's sat on my table with two Chariots expectantly, but honestly I've sat down to paint these three four times now and have made no progress at all. The Violet Heart has been painted once already and fell apart; my Herald on Chariot doesn't have Codex rules and the Hellflayer is no. 5 in my army so the rule of three kills a lot of interest I had in painting that.

Just no motivation to see these three out, no other minis to paint and no statuary in sight.

Grim.

Probably going to shutter this for a month or so rather than spam a plog with the whinings of an entitled white man.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Hanz get ze zensurbüro on zhe line, we have a case!

Jk, any specific plans for modifications?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


None at all. I want her to be obviously and recognizably The Motherland Calls!, but IN SPAAAACE, haha.

There's some clean-up work to do, but nothing major, and once that's done (and I find the bottle of Nihilikakakakakakak wash that I bought) she'll be painted and pinned to the pink foam stepped-pyramid plinth I'm making.

I'll be trying to emulate the look that Kierdale (my hobby-crush) over at the BnC achieved on this statue;



http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/269424-shrineworld-garrison-aop2018/page-19


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
None at all.

There's some clean-up work to do, but nothing major, and once that's done (and I find the bottle of Nihilikakakakakakak wash that I bought) she'l be painted and pinned to the pink foam stepped-pyramid plinth I'm making.

I want her to be obviously and recognizably The Motherland Calls!, but IN SPAAAACE, haha.


Understandable, sounds like a nice bit of terrain planed out, meanwhile i finished my last paratroopers, say i still need something like a malcador mainly because it is a great looking model.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/11/16 22:23:11


Post by: Excommunicatus


Every army needs a Malcador.

Post up some pics, bruder/брат/Brosef Stalin


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Every army needs a Malcador.

Post up some pics, bruder/брат/Brosef Stalin


Well the paras are up on my blog, well the second sqaud aswell as some better pictures then before, actually i might repaint my old baneblade, i can't stand fw resin quality anymore, especially when I had the really nice one from anvil...


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Post by: amazingturtles


Nifty, that is still quite the impressive and giant sized statue.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Right? She's 12" to the tip of her sword currently. By the time she's based, her sword's tip will tower 15.5" above the tabletop.

Which is what I was going for because, again, The Motherland Calls! is massive.

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You don't have to listen to the following piece of music while you read the rest of this post but your enjoyment will be greatly increased if you do, unless you're a fascist in which case sucks to be you.




Once my initial... 'tumescence' had dissipated and Sasha Aleksandrovna had gone on her twice daily pee-parade around the neighbourhood, I took some better pics ('better' in the context that I only have a cellphone, it gets dark here long before I get home now and I don't have a lightbox) which I've polished a bit with some free editing software that bundles with Windows 10 and is, so far, the best thing I've discovered about Windows 10. I gushed pretty heavily about 3DPrintedDebris before, so let's have a closer look at her, shall we?

I should note here that I have no experience with 3D printing or 3D printed items, but as mentioned above I'm an entitled white man so like a Ryan Seacrest-type I'm going to forge ahead anyway and assume I'm doing fine.

Front



I'll probably lose the nipples, on reflection. My army is already lousy with nipples.

Left



Rear



Right



I was also a little premature earlier in saying that only minor tidy-up work was needed. Her left sleeve is a separate bit and had fallen to the bottom of the box, amongst the packing materials



Is this something you just have to deal with when working with 3D prints or is it shoddy work that should be sent back? The plastic is very thin in between those holes.

Lastly, this is the nominal front of the statue



but I prefer this (radically divergent) aspect



What say you?

Overall then, I'm pretty happy. There's a lot of rough plastic in a lot of rough areas, as you can probably tell, but nothing that causes too much concern except for the holes in her left sleeve. She wasn't overly expensive and 3DPrintedDebris did everything they could to get her here ASAP, so I'm sticking by my original recommendation. For whatever that is worth.

EDIT - Uploaded a new set of photos. The first ones were taken under a regular ceiling light with a single bulb and an anglepoise lamp and they were ridiculously overexposed. Even after knocking down the Brightness by the max., they were still far too bright. I couldn't sleep so I thought I'd try it just under the ceiling light, which I would have presumed to be far too dark. I still had to knock the Brightness way down and the Contrast way up and the pictures remain a bit poo.

Apparently my phone overexposes EVERYTHING and I cannot find any way of changing this in the camera settings on the phone.


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Post by: doktor_g


Wow. So cool you found EXACTLY what you wanted. I am so stoked for you and looking forward to reading the backstory. I will have some friends check it out too!


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks.

FWIW, minigiant found that version of The Motherland Calls! for me and he/she will be immortalized on her plinth with a "minigiant woz 'ere" graffiti.

There'll be a lot of graffiti on my terrain, mostly so that I can do a version of the Tsoi Wall in Moscow, in spaaaaaaace.



https://moscow.touristgems.com/attractions/17170-tsoi-wall/


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Post by: Not Online!!!


I imagine you will not only add Graffiti right? Battle marks, bullet holes etc also? Then again probably not on the Statue because of the rather thin plastic?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Oh yeah. For sure. The city board is going to be built in a nod to the Battle of Kursk to represent 'elastic defence' or 'defence in depth', ie. a city (formerly Kotlin, now Rzhev) that has been taken and occupied by an invader, retaken by 'home' forces and now faces attack once more. Since the Wehrmacht and their allies tended to launch their offensives in the summer, there will be no snow despite snowy battlefields being a hallmark of the Eastern Front in pop-culture. This all started as a tribute to the 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion but has shifted since to being largely an amalgam of the Battles at Rzhev, the Battle of Stalingrad and general overarching Eastern Front/Red Army influences.

The Kronstadt rebellion (Russian: Кронштадтское восстание, tr. Kronshtadtskoye vosstaniye) was a major unsuccessful uprising against the Bolsheviks in March 1921, during the later years of the Russian Civil War. Led by Stepan Petrichenko[1] and consisting of Russian sailors, soldiers, and civilians


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronstadt_rebellion

Emphasis added.

There'll be tons of battle-damage to everything except The Motherland Calls!, who has survived unscathed as proof of the apparent righteousness of the "Война Народная/Voyna Narodnaya/People's War" and all the buildings will be painted to look like they've been burned out.

Basically, I want it to look like Stalingrad looked in 1943.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Oh yeah. For sure. The city board is going to be built to represent 'elastic-defence', ie. a city (named Ржев/Rzhev) that has been taken by and occupied by an invader, retaken and now faces attack once more. This all started as a tribute to the 1921 Kronstadt Rebellion but has shifted since to being largely an amalgam of the Battles at Rzhev, the Battle of Stalingrad and general overarching Eastern Front/Red Army influences.


I get the urge to scream Fegelein!
Are you sure that you want it whole? Anyways are you also going to remake the statue that stood in Stalingrad? There is a fairly good picture for it i belive.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Haha. Fegelein! FegeleinFegeleinFegelein!!! Great movie.

Do you mean The Barmaley Fountain?



I'd like to but I don't see how I could. I can't sculpt and don't know of any suitable miniatures, though in fairness I also haven't looked too hard and my search-fu sucks. Quod erat demonstrandum by minigiant.

There's also the fact that as much as I want to ape Stalingrad ca. 1943, this has to be a playable, modular, board used by lots of minis with larger than normal bases, so putting a lot of stuff on it would defeat that point.

I'm very sure I want The Motherland Calls! intact. I've already written the agitprop, haha.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Well you can always just use the style for the Statues and plant them seperately in glorious poses split off from each other in order to let soldiers move through them relatively freely?




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Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
Well you can always just use the style for the Statues and plant them seperately in glorious poses split off from each other in order to let soldiers move through them relatively freely?


True.

It could also be a nice little nod to the fact that until I was eleven, my school put on a show and made me (and the other students, natch) dance around a May-Pole every single year. And now I think about it, I have a promo Southern Comfort lighter in the shape of an alligator that would work for the centre...

This is not helping my already problematic lack of focus, bruder.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Not Online!!! wrote:
Well you can always just use the style for the Statues and plant them seperately in glorious poses split off from each other in order to let soldiers move through them relatively freely?


True.

It could also be a nice little nod to the fact that until I was eleven, my school put on a show and made me (and the other students, natch) dance around a May-Pole every single year. And now I think about it, I have a promo Southern Comfort lighter in the shape of an alligator that would work for the centre...

This is not helping my already problematic lack of focus, bruder.


I mean i could give you chocolate, would that help?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Probably not. I'm vegan and the whole point of Swiss chocolate is the dairy that's in it.

The thought is appreciated though, haha.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Probably not. I'm vegan and the whole point of Swiss chocolate is the dairy that's in it.

The thought is appreciated though, haha.

Swiss kitchen would therefore certainly not be for you, especially the focus on dried and spiced meat and dairy.


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


She's a big model! It's going to be a great centrepiece to the board.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks. Da, she's a big 'un.

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So based on what Not Online!! said earlier about Barmaley Fountain, I had a quick google around the place and found this



by Pithead Miniatures.

With some rubble, debris and water-effects, that could work right?

The problem is that it's 10mm gaming scale. I cannot visualize what this really means, so I ask you; will they look like very young children or will they look like leprechauns?

EDIT - Never mind. My search-fu is incredibly poor and puppetswar.eu make a 28mm scale version that retails for 30 Euro.



So, yes. There will be a version of Barmaley Fountain on my board. Probably one of these, too



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Post by: amazingturtles


Ha ha, wow, that is amazing! That's going to make a very nice neat+sad piece for your board.

Also tiny graffiti is good, it is the best.


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Post by: Ezki


That fountain could definitely work!
Just be sure to use good looking water effects, as it's easy to make it look a bit weird. I have no experience regarding which stuff is good, but I've seen amazing and not so amazing results. This much I know: don't use PVA glue like I did when I was a kid

Do you intent to paint the graffiti or use some sort of premade stuff?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah, I've seen some very dodgy looking water effects. I may also paint it as a dried-out pond, since I doubt the invaders were too bothered about fountain maintenance.

I'm not 100% sure on how I'm going to do the graffiti, but the leading plan so far is to use Sharpie pens in several layers for the Tsoi Wall and I'll probably print decals for the others, depending on how the Tsoi Wall actually turns out.

My biggest problem is that my handwriting in the Cyrillic alphabet is, frankly, childlike. As part of my efforts to learn Russian I've been handwriting (and translating) Kino lyrics (poorly), but even after years of practice it's bad



and probably not helped by my handwriting in the Latin alphabet also being appalling.

I was supposed to be a doctor, what can I say?




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Post by: SJM


I’ve had mixed results with water effects, struggle to get anything that doesn’t resemble a sticky oil patch, I think the bigger the area applied on the better.... I’d do a couple trial runs, once it’s on there’s no turning back.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Hmm, actually i belive a semi destroyed Barmaley Fountain infront of, the statue pyramid thingy you planned could make for a great secenerie, especcially when you fortiy the pyramid with sandbags and emplacements, since it would mostliekly be seen as a high ground in a city area which could very well be of tactical value.

Come to think of it will you make a parade street as the mid part? and put the statue in the middle at a crosssection, could make a fairly interesting table that way.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Get off my shoulder, devil.

I would dearly love to recreate



with the fountain replacing the stupidly muscular soldat sculpture in the midground there, but;

i) that would then mean that five of my initial six tiles (2x Summoning Circle, Statue Garden, Mamayev KurBen and the approach to Mamayev KurBen) for the board would have nothing on them taller than single-storey ruined buildings;

ii) it would mean that the tile with the fountain on it would always have to be set up in a way that lined up with Mamayev KurBen; and

iii) it won't look much like Stalingrad ca. 1943, it'll look like Volgograd ca. 2018.

Mamayev Kurgan is the dominant height overlooking Volgograd so for sure I want to convey that impression of a commanding position. There will be sandbags. There will be barbed wire. There will be poured-concrete barricades with barbed wire. There won't be emplacements, but there will be Support Squads.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Get off my shoulder, devil.

I would dearly love to recreate



with the fountain replacing the stupidly muscular soldat sculpture in the midground there, but;

i) that would then mean that five of my initial six tiles (2x Summoning Circle, Statue Garden, Mamayev KurBen and the approach to Mamayev KurBen) for the board would have nothing on them taller than single-storey ruined buildings;

ii) it would mean that the tile with the fountain on it would always have to be set up in a way that lined up with Mamayev KurBen; and

iii) it won't look much like Stalingrad ca. 1943, it'll look like Volgograd ca. 2018.

Mamayev Kurgan is the dominant height overlooking Volgograd so for sure I want to convey that impression of a commanding position. There will be sandbags. There will be barbed wire. There will be poured-concrete barricades with barbed wire. There won't be emplacements, but there will be Support Squads.


There will be bunkers? I only feel at home when there are 10 bunkers within 1km^2


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I'm not 100%, but probably not, no. If there are bunkers they'll be for Command only and they'll go on the spare tiles I make for the trench-line, if I end up going that far, as will gun emplacements and AA positions. The front-line soldats at Stalingrad didn't have bunkers, just an avtomat, two grenades and an entrenching tool, so my dudes don't get them either is my current thinking.

Sorry, I'm not trying to be difficult, it is just that I have a vision that is quite loosey-goosey about a lot of things, but very strict about others and I realize it must seem odd to insist that it resemble Stalingrad in some minute details but also freely incorporate daemonic statuary, Summoning Circles and women who are 85m tall.

There will be usable stairwells, 'cause I just love the idea of a unit fighting their way up through a building. Lots of stairwells.

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So after perusing Not Online's excellent plog I did a bit of messing around on Anvil Industry's website and did this



Pros:

- sells the whole 'Soviets in spaaaaace' much better than the Cadians do
- vastly more unique than A. N. Other Cadian army

Cons:

- the ushanka head without a visor or gasmask is kinda naff, so there are only two head options
- I think they'll be more expensive than A. N. Other Cadian army, but I'll need to do more detailed maths to be sure
- definitely more expensive to work female soldats into an Anvil army compared to a Cadian one.
- can't be used in GW stores/events
- I'm unsure how poseable the arms are
- I already possess fifteen, mostly finished, Cadians

More cons than pros, but the two pros are much bigger than any of the cons are individually except the presence of female soldats. That's a biggie for me.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


- can't be used in GW stores/events

So long GW fails at producing a Cultist line so long there will be a place for them since they are literally equal in hight and size.

- Doesn't contribute to bitz box.


I don't know, i have atleast 2-3 legs over and about 12 bodies? Also way to many Lasguns, i feel like in my grandfathers home.
I also have around 8 Heads over, they generally have 7 heads and send 2 stripes for 1 squad it seems.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
- can't be used in GW stores/events

So long GW fails at producing a Cultist line so long there will be a place for them since they are literally equal in hight and size.

- Doesn't contribute to bitz box.


I don't know, i have atleast 2-3 legs over and about 12 bodies? Also way to many Lasguns, i feel like in my grandfathers home.
I also have around 8 Heads over, they generally have 7 heads and send 2 stripes for 1 squad it seems.


Re Cultists, while I acknowledge the issue, it doesn't affect me at all since I don't have any in any of my lists except the 30,000pt Slaanesh v. Khorne 'why did I even bother writing this?' list. I also kinda doubt they'll let me use them if I argue 'well, your Cultist minis are crap".

Fair enough about the bitz, I've edited my post accordingly.


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Post by: Ezki


Stairwells also sound like a cool idea, but make sure that they are either in so low angle that the models can stay there or make the steps large enough.
It's of course not that important if the models are not supposed to stay in the stairs.

Anyway, can't wait to see the results of all of these ideas!


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Post by: Excommunicatus


That makes two of us, haha.

Re the stairwells, they'll all be big enough to accomodate up to 32mm bases on the stairs themselves and 60mm on the landings, because the image of a Heavy Weapons Team sitting at the top of the stairs and just mowing down the attackers coming up at them appeals greatly. At least one stairwell will have stairs that will be able to hold bases up to 60mm.

"We moved back, occupying building after building and turning them into strongholds. A soldat would crawl out of an occupied position only when the ground beneath them was on fire and their clothes beginning to smoulder."

- Paraphrased from the diary of Red Army soldier Anton Gosnik, who fought at Stalingrad

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I am once again denied the big, berry-brown face of Gary Lineker, so I fired up GIMP and messed around instead of doing anything useful or tangible towards completing any of said ideas.

WIP, obviously



It says, from the top;

THE MOTHERLAND CALLS!

SHE STANDS FOR YOU
WILL YOU STAND
FOR HER?

KRONSTAAT IV WORKER'S DEFENCE FORCE

Or at least that's what I think it says. EDIT - Nope, I made a spelling mistake. Should be зовёт (zovyut), not зобет (zobet).



It says; TO THE WEST

As you can probably tell, I'm pretty much a complete noob when it comes to this sort of stuff, which is why both posters are different versions of, essentially, the same Posterize effect.

I realize it's probably tedious for you guys to have to look at walls of text with few or no modelling updates but I have to be honest in that shooting the [Expletive Deleted] back and forth with all of you over the last few days has been immensely helpful and has advanced this project a lot, even if there are not yet any visible results.

Now I just need to get off my arse and, you know, do stuff. Thank you all for indulging me.



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Post by: Excommunicatus


The biggest problem with these little procrastinations of mine is that once they are started, I feel compelled to finish them. The same is true of miniature modelling and painting of course, they just don't get started because I procrastinate and then end up focused on procrastination.

Anyhoo, I made a few minor changes to colour saturations, brightness, contrast, spelling and text-alignment and am calling these done unless anyone can tell me why I shouldn't.

I figure I'll make the images smaller here this time, full-size can be seen in my Gallery.

Baby's First Photoshop;





Motherland, top, is based on the alternative front aspect pic I posted earler, Na Zapad is based on a photo I took 'cause I liked the shadow The Motherland Calls! cast on my wall, posted unedited below.



One last one, 'cause I was looking at photos of The Motherland Calls! and wondered if I could add a verdigris effect to a conrete statue.



Do you think I can?

No more, 'cause I'm out of ideas.

Here's roughly how they'll look once they're shrunk and pasted onto the terrain



Ok, one more 'cause I got the idea to do a billboard and wanted to do something a bit more Socialist Realism-esque



It says "FORWARD! FOR THE MOTHERLAND!

I'm done now. Pinky-swear.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


FORWARD! FOR THE MOTHERLAND!


How matriarchal! jokes aside, they look absolutely great, but now the question remains, how do you get them on the Walls? Also will there be counter propaganda?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah, Soviets called the CCCP "the Motherland."

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

They'll be shrunk to size, printed, cut out, a few will get ripped up and then they'll be literally just pasted on with a PVA glue wash, in much the same way old-fashioned bill posters used to do it.

Then they get the wire-brush treatment, 'cause this is a war-zone not Red Square.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Yeah, Soviets called the CCCP "the Motherland."

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

They'll be shrunk to size, printed, cut out, a few will get ripped up and then they'll be literally just pasted on with a PVA glue wash, in much the same way old-fashioned bill posters used to do it.

Then they get the wire-brush treatment, 'cause this is a war-zone not Red Square.


The soviets were just like the russians very consistent unlike us, we have Helvetia ( female allegory for switzerland) but name the country fatherland f.e. when there is a mobilisation.


As for the method, sounds about right, might want to test though since it potentially could harm the painted terrain.

So there will be no counter- propaganda then, or do you have planned that for later?
Actually you could use pristine ones, basically flyers dropped out of aerial vehicles?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


It depends on what you mean by counter-propaganda. There'll be anti-Imperial, anti-government and pro-Chaos graffiti.

There won't be counter-propaganda posters.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
It depends on what you mean by counter-propaganda. There'll be anti-Imperial, anti-government and pro-Chaos graffiti.

There won't be counter-propaganda posters.


Sad, but anti government graffiti? Now you peaked my interest, can't wait to see that in action.



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Post by: Excommunicatus


Well, while the details have drifted away from the Kronstadt Rebellion, the main plotline of this thing is still very much tied to it.

And unfortunately, the story of the Kronstadt Rebellion doesn't have a happy ending.

For anyone.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Well, while the details have drifted away from the Kronstadt Rebellion, the main plotline of this thing is still very much tied to it.

And unfortunately, the story of the Kronstadt Rebellion doesn't have a happy ending.

For anyone.


Trotzky: Comrades i have of great idea, Charge over ice.
80% of the first wave die..

Also Trotzky: pass more vodka

Well the Menschewiki certainly drew the shortstraw there.


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 Excommunicatus wrote:
Well, while the details have drifted away from the Kronstadt Rebellion, the main plotline of this thing is still very much tied to it.

And unfortunately, the story of the Kronstadt Rebellion doesn't have a happy ending.

For anyone.


Will you also model some ships?


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Nope. There won't be any shore-line or water (except for maybe puddles and Barmaley Fountain) because of the whole modular aspect. I tried to figure out a way to do it because of the Dofasco Steelworks I'm planning to build, but I couldn't make it work.

It's not Kronstadt, which is an island on which Kotlin sits, it's Kronstaat IV, a planet whose capital is Kotlin. Totally different, haha. It's right on that fine-line between historical detail and abstracting the future. A tight-rope, really. I want it to be recognizably based on the Eastern Front, but vague enough that it doesn't offend or upset anyone because although it's probably pretty clear where my political loyalties lay, the point of this is neither 'boo Germany' nor 'yay CCCP'. It's just a little story about my toy soldiers.

I've also shifted the setting away from Kotlin, where my earlier fluff was set, to Rzhev.

Re ice; you'd think the sailors would have waited until the ice melted, but I guess they didn't anticipate the draconian response.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Who would be upset about the eastern front though? (justifyable i mean)
I mean from a practical standpoint you have 2 of the 3 worst regimes period butchering each other, in the name of the "greater good" whatever that entailed for both sides.

As for upsetting anyone, that can just happen because you play a "wargame" heck i got bothered by a pazifist and a far left- winger in a train because of my transport bag for my miniatures.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Whether it's justifiable or not, I''d just rather skip having to deal with it.

I can, to be fair, see how this could be taken as a tribute to Stalinism, if viewed from a certain angle. On the other hand, I can see how some people would get offended by casually equating sailors who bravely stood up for their beliefs and soldiers who fought bravely and died for their country with traitorous daemon-worshippers.

So while it uses details from the Soviet-era to build a world and a theme, there is no wider point or meaning to this beyond "Chaos did it".

I am not using The Motherland Calls! in the context of it being a memorial to the Great Patriotic War. It's just another nod to the setting.

Oh, it'll sound odd saying this now, after that, but I did plan on having fliers and leaflets strewn around the place, yes. When the Independent Coastal Army abandoned Odessa to reinforce Sevastopol they air-dropped a ton of leaflets over Odessa apologizing but promising they would be back, so that's something I want to nod to, as well.

There'll also be posters bearing military orders. STAVKA Order No. 227, springs to mind.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


I am not using The Motherland Calls! in the context of it being a memorial to the Great Patriotic War. It's just another nod to the setting.

I understand that and most people will understand it , my point however was that people of extremist standpoints (radical probably better but regardless) can and will see a problem in it, and there comes a point where in my opinion, you can't make them happy ergo you don't need to give a gak about them, regardless what they say and regardless on which spectrum they are on.
You can't make them happy in the first place, just do your thing.


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There'll also be posters bearing military orders. STAVKA Order No. 227, springs to mind.


Come to think of it, my grandfather still has the total mobilisation order from 1914 from his father hanging around, if you want i could take a picture tommorow and send it to you for Inspiration.


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Post by: amazingturtles


The last billboard is probably my favorite, that one captures the feel of "real"* propaganda the best

*as real as propagand can be, i mean.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Kid_Kyoto wrote:Great army, subscribing!


Thanks. There may even be miniatures posted here, one day.

amazingturtles wrote:The last billboard is probably my favorite, that one captures the feel of "real"* propaganda the best

*as real as propagand can be, i mean.


Thank. I tend to agree. I'm sure it's not coincidental that it was also the last one made, after I'd been messing around in GIMP for about twelve hours, and deliberately tried to ape the Socialist Realism agitprop style. IMO, the first one looks like a poster for a (bad) Soviet movie and the 'verdigris' one kinda looks like Komsomolskaya Pravda ripped off Time. I really like Na Zapad, personally, but of course I'm biased and my opinions on my own work should be discounted.

I might go back at some point and add drop shadows and some other stuff to the others, but they're going to be so small by the time they're shrunk down I doubt you could tell.


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Not Online!!! wrote:


Come to think of it, my grandfather still has the total mobilisation order from 1914 from his father hanging around, if you want i could take a picture tomorow and send it to you for Inspiration.


I didn't see this until just now. If you wouldn't mind, that would be amazing. I'll PM you my email address.

AFAIK, I only had one relative fight in the Great War. He was killed in action at the 1917 Battle of Arras, in France.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Give me a minute, btw my family is whole swiss, the only thing we fought was hunger thanks to blockade politics and political radicals of the (communist /socialist / social-democratic variant) so it is not "Russian" style propaganda.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Haha, yeah I sort of figured it wouldn't be Tsarist propaganda.

My great-grandfather was one of Monty's 'Desert Rats' in WWII, a fact of which Mother Dear is impossibly proud and which causes arguments at almost every family event, since I take a somewhat dimmer view of Churchill sending his army to North Africa to protect British imperial interests while leaving the Red Army to get on with the actual business at hand.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Haha, yeah I sort of figured it wouldn't be Tsarist propaganda.

My great-grandfather was one of Monty's 'Desert Rats' in WWII, a fact of which Mother Dear is impossibly proud and which causes arguments at almost every family event, since I take a somewhat dimmer view of Churchill sending his army to North Africa to protect British imperial interests while leaving the Red Army to get on with the actual business at hand.

Honestly, the Suez was Vital enough and quite alot of secondary fronts can make the secondary fronts approach very understandable, not to mention that a breakthrough could've ended with a axis mare nostrum and worse more oil for the Germans.

Russia always had landmass as a natural advantage, problem is, that Stalin and his at the time completely paranoid staff were doing about the worst job possible for reorganisation and actually fighting back. (Not to mention that the purge did significalntly weaken the Red Army)

BTW: For most of human History empires were the common form of living under a state, they are not inevitably bad and nation states showed just how capable they are in repressive policies imo. that beeing said british colonial rule get's away quite often without a critical viewpoint on it, same with the french colonial policy.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


We aren't allowed to talk politics here, so let's just say I disagree and move on.

I'm not in the mods' good graces and I don't want this to get locked.

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I know I said yesterday that I was done with these, but when someone critiques what I've done and I agree wholeheartedly with them that means that they weren't, in fact, 'finished'.

Since I'm currently sat on a train with my boss en route to Toronto, I had another stab at making 'verdigris' into proper agitprop. Two stabs, actually.



Kindly ignore for now that I have slightly misaligned the layers, the wifi on VIA trains is incredibly slow so I didn't fancy editing them and then waiting another fifteen minutes (seriously) for them to upload to the Gallery again.

Do you have a preference? Do they 'read' as agitprop?


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Post by: Not Online!!!


I faintly remember that the soviets did not use various textures but rather used bright uni-colors. I would take the one on the right side and make it just grey, respectively, just the background grey and the statue itself a thick Red.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


There is teture in Socialist Realism art, but there's not genrally as much as there is in the posters I made.



Unfortunately there's a lot of texture on the base image and my GIMP skills aren't good enough to remove it.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Unfortunately there's a lot of texture on the base image and my GIMP skills aren't good enough to remove it.


now i see what confused me. If you compare the picture to the right, with the ones you made, the colour codation is not correct. Basically if you look at the propaganda picture, the only real colour that matters in that one is on the symbols, in red, whilest the rest is pretty mutely coloured.

So basically, if you'd switch out the background colour with the colour of the statue, that would be more fitting.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I see what you mean, but as you'll see I don't necessarily agree. As with the whole Kronstadt/Kronstaat thing, the point is not to perfectly mirror, or even to validly approximate, Socialist Realism but to simply acknowledge it with a short nod.

So I went with the yellow statue one, which I'm now calling Motherland (Yellow).



The distortion, FWIW, is caused by Dakka's Gallery compressing the pics. I haven't properly scaled the images yet because I'm toying with the idea of making real-life posters for my kitchen out of Forward! and Motherland (Yellow), so at the moment Forward!, para ejemplo, is nearly two metres wide and over 9mb.

EDIT - Bozhe moy, this has over 4000 views now. I apologize profusely that so many of those have been wasted on nothing more than me yammering away. I hereby swear, on the Almighty FSM, no more rambling, agitprop or fluff until there are new pictures of updated miniatures posted.



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Post by: Not Online!!!


Are you decent at freehand painting?
Because if you are, that would make a great mural/ wall painting on a destroyed building no?

Probably should make another version for that as it seems strange to have such a wallpainting with the statue on it,when you allready position the statue.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I am terrible at freehand and unwilling to put the time in to improve my skills, sadly.

Great minds think alike, though and the main reason I made Forward! was for a large billboard and so both Forward! and Motherland (Yellow) will appear on the board once in pretty much the same size as you see them here, as well as a few times in the smaller format.

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Zarakynel/The Violet Heart WIP

*snip*

I had previously made painting Herself (again) contingent on finishing the Herald on Chariot and Hellflayer No. 5, but I had apparently underestimated my unwillingness to paint either, so She just sat there. Today, with a day off work and semi-suitable lighting available, I decided to sack off the Herald and the Hellflayer and cracked on with Her. This is as far as I got before bad light stopped play.

EDIT - Those photos suck so bad they made me get off my Aris and go buy some daylight bulbs so I could have another stab at it. Enjoy some pics that aren't over-exposed to the point of meaningless.




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Post by: Excommunicatus


Did someone call for an Earthshaker?



And work progresses somewhat on Mamayev KurBen



two wily Wulfen washing their wolfy willies. Kindly donated by Private Benjamin (Mamayev KurBen, geddit?), who got them as spares in a bitz deal, as I understand it, these guys will be two of the four statues ringing The Motherland Calls!. Today is the beginning of their third day in acetone NPR and paint is still stubbornly clinging to them.

I need backpacks for them but the only bitz sites I know are U.K.-based and I don't want to pay transatlantic shipping for literally two bitz, or to support the British economy in any way shape or form, so does anyone out there have two spare Space Wolf backpacks I can buy from you?


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Post by: Tyranid Horde


She's looking well! The chains look like they're made to be on the model so kudos for rechaining her.

Might be a silly suggestion, but have you tried eBay? There are bits sellers galore on it and there must be someone selling backpacks or a cheap lot on eBay that's on your side of the water.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Well, duh. I'm embarrassed that I didn't think of that. Thanks.

I try to avoid ebay as part of my efforts to curb impulse purchases but I guess I'll brave it.

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Random Aside;

how do y'all pronounce Slaanesh? I noticed a few days ago that the DoW: DC narrator-bloke pronounces it 'Slah-anesh', while I've always pronounced it 'Slann-esh'.

You?


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Post by: Ezki


Wow, she's looking very good!
Seconding that the chains look like they are actually part of the model.


 Excommunicatus wrote:

I need backpacks for them but the only bitz sites I know are U.K.-based and I don't want to pay transatlantic shipping for literally two bitz, or to support the British economy in any way shape or form, so does anyone out there have two spare Space Wolf backpacks I can buy from you?


Actually a friend of mine is getting rid of his Space Wolves.
I can ask if he has some backpacks (I'm almost 100% sure he does) laying around. I could send them to you!

Pronouncing wise: If we are talking finglish, it's "slaanes" (without the h) or sometimes just "slaneesh".


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Post by: amazingturtles


The painting looks great!

i always pronounced it slan-esh, though in my head, the name doesn't come up too often in daily conversation


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Post by: AUGmaniac


As a 'Murican, I pronounce it Slah-Nesh. I might be in the minority here.
I love everything on this blog btw, even if the whole "SEX DRUGS ROCK AND ROLL" isn't my favorite way of portraying Slaanesh.


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Post by: Private Benjamin


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Random Aside;

how do y'all pronounce Slaanesh? I noticed a few days ago that the DoW: DC narrator-bloke pronounces it 'Slah-anesh', while I've always pronounced it 'Slann-esh'.

You?


Hell Excommunicatus! I pronounce it just as you described. it phonetically

Very glad to see those old-school metal casts put to good use again! Just curious, what is your preference for stripping paint off miniatures?

I'm so sorry I forgot to include the backpacks .... i'll have those out to your tomorrow!



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Post by: Excommunicatus


You have their backpacks? I assumed they came without. That would be crazy helpful. Again, let me know how much postage is. Maybe you'll actually let me pay it this time, haha.

As these guys are metal, I bought a bottle of nail polish remover, with acetone, from Dollarama and threw them in that. I've never had it take this long before, but it is working. For plastic miniatures, I used to use acetone-free nail polish remover which is cheap and plentiful over the pond but over here I use Simple Green, which you can get at basically any hardware store. I've also had good results using an ultrasonic cleaner and isopropyl alcohol on really stubborn ebay rescues painted with enamel paints. The only resin mini I've ever stripped is Herself and the paint basically fell off of Her, so it doesn't really count.

Of course, I'm dumb and my initial clean up attempt on the Wulfen used a plastic toothbrush and of course the acetone melted the plastic, which hasn't helped matters.

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Thanks for the kind words and comments, everyone.

I'm pretty chuffed with how The Violet Heart is working out, given my amateurish painting skills and reliance on drybrushing. I'm working all weekend, which blows, but which also means that I have another day off today so the plan is to finish Her off, glue the missing spikes back on and crack on with the Basilisk. I know that I should do the soldats first, but [Expletive Deleted] it; Christmas innit? As much as I have loved putting together the Daemon part of this 'soup', I'm pretty sick of painting purple and I'm pretty sick of charging face-first into gun-lines that haven't been softened-up and I'm pretty sick of almost missing an entire phase (six 6" range Lashes of Torment is my entire shooting phase) so it's time to wholeheartedly focus on the Kronstaat IV Worker's Defence Force (or Worker's Defence Army, as the poster says 'cause I didn't know how to translate 'Defence Force) and their firepower, because it's not a proper cavalry charge unless there's been an artillery barrage.

Also because my Basilisks, (of which there will eventually be six, natch) tie back into the whole Red Army/Eastern Front/Soviet thing and I'm excited about that, because nerd. Depending on where you're from and how you learned history, you may have heard of Battery-30 and Battery-35, which were huge coastal defence guns in Sevastopol. You may have heard them being called the 'Maxim Gorky' fortresses, but honestly you should beat anyone calling them that to death with their own shoes. Anyway, they were a massive part of the reason Sevastopol held out much longer than anticipated and accordingly played a small, but significant, part in the eventual collapse of the 'Eastern' Front, plus 'Violet' was born and raised in Sevastopol, so... the first three Basilisks will be Battery-30 and the second three will be Battery-35 and with them I shall smite fascists, as is proper and correct.

EDIT - Also, Sevastopol transliterated to Cyrillic is Севастопол and the 'Star-Port' in my previously published picture 'The Battle of Cebastopol - Pincers', which is itself ripped-off of the title of an episode of The World at War, is in fact a depiction of the city limits of Sevastopol I found on a stock-image website.


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Post by: Gordy2000


Wow great thread - how have I missed it!?

Some really great ideas here and the Violet Heart is looking great. I really like the grey-scale guard too. Really effective scheme and job.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


Typicall: Wanted to get notifications for this thread didn't get one, missed the 1A Gal/ Dude, in chains........

Now if i were a AdMech i'd study it for the omnisiah, since i am not however i would like to gratulate you for that fine modell.

A for pronunciaton:
SLAAN-esh

A bit like NEIn

The big letters for stronger pronunciation.



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Post by: Excommunicatus


Again, thanks for your comments. It's very rewarding to know people enjoy your stuff.

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Anyway, so work begins on Батерея-30/Battery-30/First Percussion. For some bizarre reason the Basilisk box only has a Heavy Flamer for a hull weapon and frankly if the enemy is that close then you're already dead so I've bunged a magnet in there and will sort it out later.



and there's also a couple of magnets about the Earthshaker carriage so that it can be Blake Lively for transport



and Krysta Kaos for battle



But I have a problem. Assembling per the instructions leaves the back-end looking like this



and this bit, which is not referenced anywhere in said instructions, left over.



I'm sure the two are connected but I can't make it work and though I did find a reddit thread where someone mentioned this, they didn't go into detail about how they fixed it (or if they did). So... help?

As a bonus, the Imperial Guard Tank Transfer sheet, which I didn't realize was still a thing, contains some gloriously on-point decals for the K4WDF



According to the rumours, Chapter Approved 2018 is going to knock about 300pts off my 2k list. So that's good, but Zarakynel is still stupidly expensive, so that's bad.


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Post by: kestral


I love a good propaganda poster - keep it up!


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Post by: Kid_Kyoto


It's been a while but I'm pretty sure this



Covers that back gap, the lip glues to the bottom and then it sits at 45 degree angle, if that makes sense.




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Also it looks like you made the bottom of the hull too long. There's 2 peices for a Chimera you install both but for a Basilisk you just use the front plate, then the short one.

I just did some backless Chimeras to count as Centaurs, this I think is what your hull is supposed to look like before you put on the T shaped artillery deck.



Ignore the big ammo box, its on top of one of those short pieces.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


If I have made a mistake in the assembly, then the instructions are super, super messed up 'cause I followed them religiously and there are no significant-looking pieces left over.

My current thinking is that I'm going to have to do some hacking to make it fit.



I think if I take those two little nubs off the back there, the plate will fit. Thankfully the Earthshaker platform isn't glued in yet, so it won't be too much work.


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Post by: amazingturtles


I think that back part must be what it is for. Out of curiosity I dug out my basilisk that i put together... 15 years ago? And my solution to that back gap was much less elegant. I covered it with treads.

The plate makes a lot more sense.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Her likeness hung in the Black Gallery
Commanding unease
Demanding of death to breathe

Фиолетовое Сердце The Violet Heart









Voyna Naradnoya II: Something Wicked This Way Comes


The Incident at Site 9 – Part I.

On 646.828M41, Konev Facility's Site 9 failed to report. Repeated hails were not answered. Located high on a remote plateau in the northern Ura Mountains, Site 9 was a weather-monitoring station with around 100,000 staff. Air reconnaissance of the area reported an impenetrable blanket of thick cloud and violent electrical storms making approach by air nigh-suicidal and so a Defence Force Battalion was loaded into Chimeras and dispatched on the two-day overland journey.

On the evening of the first day, KomBat Tikhonov reported that the cloud extended to ground-level and his forward patrols were approaching. Three hours after that, Tikhonov reported that he had been forced to halt by weather conditions at the Diatlov Pass. Four hours later his vox-channel opened, but no message was received. Tikhonov did not respond to hails.

After much deliberation and procrastination, with aerial patrols reporting the cloud and the storms remaining firmly in place, a further overland expeditionary force was launched; four Battalions strong this time. As before, Expedition Leader KomRot Kuznetsova reported her forward patrols entering the cloud on the evening of the first day. Four hours later, she reported entering the Diatlov Pass. Then, silence. For thirteen hours nothing further was heard from the expedition. A third expedition was being mobilized when, weakly, Kuznetsova's vox-channel opened;

“...impossible to say what happened here and I am not inclined to speculate. Here are the facts: At 0100 forward patrols entered the Diatlov Pass. At 0135 long-range comms failed. At 0245, forward patrols found the Chimeras of Tikhonov's Battalion seemingly hastily abandoned. They found no evidence of damage to any of the vehicles. At 410 they began to discover arms and armour, apparently discarded. At 0425, they found Tikhonov's Battalion. At 0440, they found Tikhonov. Each soldat was discovered in a state of undress, in advanced rigor mortis. Each was missing lips, nose and eyeballs. No other injuries were observed. Tikhonov and his command staff were decapitated by means unknown; the wounds cauterized. No blood-spatter or pooling was found. Tikhonov's genitals had been removed and were not found. No other injures were observed. Their heads were not found. No evidence of any hostile force could be found. No evidence of survivors was found. I have ordered four squads to remain in the Pass and the advance on Site 9 to proceed. Message repeats: This is KomRot Tatyana Mikhailovna Kuznetsova of Second Expedition, we have located Tikhonov. However, it is...”

The message repeated for almost two hours, then cut out as suddenly as it began. Kuznetsova did not respond to hails.

Before Third Expedition were loaded into their Chimeras, it was reported that the cloud was dissipating so they were disembarked and then re-embarked onto Arvus Lighters. Further reports indicated that the cloud was in fact not dissipating, so they went back into the Chimeras. Finally, it was determined that the cloud was dissipating and they disembarked the Chimeras a final time and re-embarked into the Arvus Lighters again. The flight to Site 9 was unremarkable, though heavy fog remained in the area. Despite being repeatedly hailed on approach, there was no response from the ground. On landing they found the site powered, but seemingly abandoned. The sites vehicle fleet was discovered undamaged and five squads were ordered down to Diatlov Pass.

Third Expedition searched Site 9 inch-by-inch but discovered no trace of any of the staff, their remains or indeed any clues at all as to their fate. Personal effects were not removed. No evidence was found to suggest the presence of hostile forces. Squads scouting the Pass found the corpses of Tikhonov and his Battalion but nobody alive; no evidence of hostilities and no further bodies. No trace was found of Second Expedition until the third day of searching when, in a supply store, the headless body of KomRot Kuznetsova was found slumped against the backwall. Above her were two words scrawled in blood;

“Tamam Shud”

The blood was not hers and remains unidentified. Her head was not found.

Vox Populi – Part II.

Lizz Kroekin wrote:OMG I canot beleve what I am reading!! are you all IDIOTS??? Hav you even read kews posts? VOyna naradnoya was a FASLE FLAG! The elites in Kotlin started it! DO YOUR RESEARCH !!!!11! They insistigated Oddyssa so that Cebastopol would rebel and they could KILL everyone. Two billion comrades ded!!! WAKE UP!!11!! This is teir paln, they are EVIL!! DAEMON-WORHIPPERS!! and we are just SACRFICES!! for their scik socalled god. I have a freind in the K4WDF so I now what iam talking abut.

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Kryten wrote:
Lizz Kroekin wrote:-snip-
Go back to school.

Ivan Denisovich69 wrote:Right, I totally believe your “freind” is totally 'in' on this totally secret plan. I imagine all 15bn K4WDF soldats know about it.

Knees wrote:
Ivan Denisovich69 wrote:Right, I totally believe your “freind” is totally 'in' on this totally secret plan. I imagine all 15bn K4WDF soldats know about it.
LMAO

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Knees wrote:
Nunc pro Tunc wrote:
foodbabefan wrote:Well, actually, STAFFKA did allow Oddyssa to fall to run up the casualties but the rebellion in Cebastopol wasn't intended at the time. There's a relic in Cebastopol they need to summon daemons so I doubt they'd purposely endanger it.
Daemons don't exist. Are you literally five years old?
looooooooooooool

WeAllFloatDownHere wrote:
Lizz Kroekin wrote:OMG I canot beleve what I am reading!! are you all IDIOTS??? Hav you even read kews posts? VOyna naradnoya was a FASLE FLAG! The elites in Kotlin started it! DO YOUR RESEARCH!!!!11! They insistigated Oddyssa so that Cebastopol would rebel and they could KILL everyone. Two billion comrades ded!!! WAKE UP!!11!! This is teir paln, they are EVIL!! DAEMON-WORHIPPERS!! and we are just SACRFICES!! for their scik socalled god. I have a freind in the K4WDF so I now what iam talking abut.
Nurse? Nurse? He's out of bed again, nurse.

- republished from freerepublic.net.co.k4

The End of the Beginning - Part III.

At 0608 Central Kotlin Time on 656.828M41, contact was lost with K1, K2, K3, K5 and K6 along with the Lavochkin, Rokossovsky and Chuikov Mines on Volga Oblast; the Konev Facility and Oradour on Oktyabrskoy Oblast and Kirch on Krim Oblast. The Korova Facility. Ilyushin and Lyudaskaya Mines, along with Oddyssa, Cebastopol and Oryel reported that they were under attack by worker rabbles.

On the far edge of the Kronstaat system, in the bleak darkness, something ancient stirred. It was detected by a probe, which prepared a report and released it into the labryinthian Imperial bureaucracy.

By the time anyone noticed the report, it was far too late.





aaaand the Basilisk build is done









So I cut the nubs off and I wouldn't exactly say it 'fits' now, but it covers most of the glaring hole. I'll have to investigate further on the second member of Battery-30, next month.

Nothing like posting a photo to show up all the mold-lines you missed, is there?


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Post by: Not Online!!!


"daemons don't exist!"

But Monsters do.
Well i'd say you saved that basilik nicely.

Btw HEAVY STUBBERS FOR 2 PTS.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/09 09:28:27


Post by: Excommunicatus


I was back and forth as to what to do with the Heavy Stubber and as you can see, I was swayed by the points cut into slapping it on the Basilisk. D6 S4 shots at BS4+ for 2pts is not to be sniffed at.

CA 2018 in general has been pretty good to me, actually. I haven't worked out exact savings for my R&H yet but my 2K Daemon list (60 Daemonettes, eighteen Seekers, six Heralds, six Chariots, six Fiends) dropped by 283pts. Now that Herself is painted and KoS got a massive points drop too, I can run Her as a regular KoS day-to-day without gimping myself too much.

Which is nice.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/09 09:37:16


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
I was back and forth as to what to do with the Heavy Stubber and as you can see, I was swayed by the points cut into slapping it on the Basilisk. D6 S4 shots at BS4+ for 2pts is not to be sniffed at.

CA 2018 in general has been pretty good to me, actually. I haven't worked out exact savings for my R&H yet but my 2K Daemon list (60 Daemonettes, eighteen Seekers, six Heralds, six Chariots, six Fiends) dropped by 283pts. Now that Herself is painted and KoS got a massive points drop too, I can run Her as a regular KoS day-to-day without gimping myself too much.

Which is nice.


Ayy the pricecuts that we got alongside IG, are simply put amazing.

Edit: Heavy stubbers are 3 shots s4.
Flamers also got a cut, i mean the 20 man firebrigade squads now actually might be fun to play. 4d6 s4 auto hits before a charge, sign me up!

An autocannon is now 10! pts for us, a Missile launcher 15. the base chimera went down to 78 pts (15pts) Valkyries went down, Sentinels went down.......
The only bad parts i am miffed about is that the malefic is still 80 pts, even though it is a glorified primaris psyker and that even our cultists went up, even though we certainly got the worst cultists of all cultists.

Special weapons now are a lot more enticing though, 3ppm nade launchers, f.e. are now cheaper then a militia men by far. Spawn for 25 ppm is also insane.


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On another note, is the daemon gal finished? Or will you add something to her along the lines of tatoos /other gubbins?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/09 09:49:15


Post by: Excommunicatus


Oopsie on the Heavy Stubber. It's still a great price for a weapon the army sorely needs at Heavy 3.

The Violet Heart is finished except for a layer of gloss varnish on her left arm glove, boob-covering and right leg stocking in my continued attempt to make it all look like latex/rubber rather than leather. I just don't have the skills or patience for tattoos or gubbins, nor do I have much will to spend more time on painting Daemons, honestly. I'm over the whole Fifty Shades of Purple thing for now.

EDIT - 460pts off my 3.5K 'full' Daemon list. That's nuts.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/09 10:14:21


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Oopsie on the Heavy Stubber. It's still a great price for a weapon the army sorely needs at Heavy 3.

The Violet Heart is finished except for a layer of gloss varnish on her left arm glove and right leg stocking. I just don't have the skills or patience for tattoos or gubbins, nor do I have much will to spend more time on painting Daemons, honestly. I'm over the whole Fifty Shades of Purple thing for now.

EDIT - 460pts off my 3.5K 'full' Daemon list. That's nuts.


Well what bodes badly i feel is that nearly all armies went down in price, so problem child armies like GK or Necrons wont really be now better/ good. Granted they might have now an easier job to field a battalion to get to that sweet sweet CP.

The stubber at 2 pts is absolutely nuts, it's about half as good compared to a heavy bolter, but 4times as cheap. I mean if you wanted to start a WW1 army now, with renegades you could certainly reenact trenchwarfare with stubbers all over the place.

For 90 pts you can get 18 HWT's with stubbers, think about that for a moment. For 84 pts you can get 20 milita men with 2 stubbers. for 26 pts you can get a disciple squad with a heavy stubber.

You now can technically field the following for 335 pts

Spearhead:
commander 25

2x 4 command disciples with hwt stubber 52

2x20 Militia with 2 stubbers each for 168 pts

3x 6 hwt's with stubbers for 90 pts.

That are 26 heavy stubbers, all of them in teams so you still additionally can fire the flashlight/ autogun, heck you even could field an additional leman russ to make that into a 500 ppm army.



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Post by: Private Benjamin


 Excommunicatus wrote:
You have their backpacks? I assumed they came without. That would be crazy helpful. Again, let me know how much postage is. Maybe you'll actually let me pay it this time, haha.

As these guys are metal, I bought a bottle of nail polish remover, with acetone, from Dollarama and threw them in that. I've never had it take this long before, but it is working. For plastic miniatures, I used to use acetone-free nail polish remover which is cheap and plentiful over the pond but over here I use Simple Green, which you can get at basically any hardware store. I've also had good results using an ultrasonic cleaner and isopropyl alcohol on really stubborn ebay rescues painted with enamel paints. The only resin mini I've ever stripped is Herself and the paint basically fell off of Her, so it doesn't really count.

Of course, I'm dumb and my initial clean up attempt on the Wulfen used a plastic toothbrush and of course the acetone melted the plastic, which hasn't helped matters.


I am hopeful that the used paint and primer come off the Space Wolf Wolfen as they certainly were coated...




As a youth I first used Isopropyl alcohol originally but found it slow going; perhaps it was diluted or old? However it was easily available as a household product.

Another household product I used was Easy Off Oven Cleaner; however it left a less than desirable result with paint and primer stuck in crevices.

Furniture paint stripper in small cans was also very effective but also very smelly, and tended to be too thick.

I currently strip metal with pure acetone, in a used pickle jar. Just pour in enough to cover the miniature and allow to soak for a few days.

I've found the Space Wolf " 13th Company Wulfen " using good old Stuff Of Legends, I believe i also included a Space Wolf in Mark 6 armour.

I apologize that these metal miniatures were so battered : http://www.solegends.com/citcat2004us/c2004usp0320-00.htm



The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/09 20:22:29


Post by: Excommunicatus


Yep, there's a Mk.VI Space Wolf (from 1993) but it appears your predecessor in title took a Dremel to him.

The Wulfen you sent are Nos. 1 and 4.

Again, thanks a million.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/13 16:26:28


Post by: Excommunicatus


I've re-organised the first five posts as a showcase, rather than start an actual showcase thread, mostly so that the people who are mostly interested in painted models/executed ideas and who would like to avoid page after page of me blithering on can see what's new in the title and just click the relevant post to see them without having to wade, thigh-high, through BS to see a single painted soldat.

Also as a sop to my vanity, 'cause I think the fluff is better if you read it all together.

Post 1 is Intro/Children of The Violet Heart (Emperor's Children Heretic Astartes)
Post 2 is The Grand Cavalcade (Slaanesh Daemons)
Post 3 is The Kronstaat IV Worker's Defence Force (Renegades & Heretics)
Post 4 is fluff telling the tale of Kronstaat IV
Post 5 is agitprop posters for my city board, Rzhev


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/14 16:15:14


Post by: Excommunicatus


R&H WIPs (WsIP?)

Enforcer 2



Possessed Malefic 'Lord'



I'm still working on the two I previously posted, FWIW, but my GS-fu is seriously horrible and while progress has been made my efforts still result in them looking more "just got out of the shower" than "wearing robes" and I'd be embarrassed to upload them.

Soldats



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Tis the season for games and larks and so I present

Excommunicatus' Noodlemas Quiz


This thread is littered with references to things outside of the 40K universe, some of them quite obvious, some of them very cryptic. Some are explicit, some in text, some are pictorial. Some are implied. Most, but far from all, are pop-culture. They are not all in English. Being British and/or watching BBC comedy in/from the 90s is likely to be of great assistance. Some are outright plagiarized. I think they're all hilarious, but YMMV. To encourage competition - and therefore more views - I'll whack a 'league table' in the OP so you can see how you're doing. I'd rather you send one PM with all your references on them, but if you spot more later on don't hesitate to PM me again updating your list (and score).

What you need to do is to go find them, PM them to me by December 31st and the winner gets... I don't know. To be a character in my fluff? To be a miniature in my soup? Ladies' Choice, I guess.

- References to WWI, the Kronstadt Rebellion, the Red Army, WWII and formerly-Soviet or French cities/towns are entirely too obvious and don't count.
- Nor does Little Britain, or my ex.
- There are 80 (eighty) out-of-universe references in total.
- 60 (sixty) of them are obvious-ish, so they score 1pt each.
- Nineteen of them are cryptic, so they score 5pts each.
- One is almost impossible to spot, so if you get that you score 20pts.
- Ergo, your max. score is 175pts.
- If you win, you have to be (spoiler alert) one of Aeldari OR Necron, Adeptus Arbites, Astra Militarum (Cadian), Daemons (Slaanesh or Khorne), Heretic Astartes (S/K/Black Legion), Ordo Malleus, Ordo Xenos, Renegades and Heretics or Space Wolves unless you can give me a really good reason why you should be something else.

EDIT - Actually, what I'll offer as a prize is that I'll kitbash a custom <INFANTRY> mini from one of the above to your specs, work with you on some fluff for it and then mail it to you. I'd rather not spend more than $20 or so on bitz, so don't take the piss.

Merry Whatever Doesn't Offend You.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Родина Мать-Зовёт! The Motherland Calls!











You may notice she's no longer undamaged and you may remember that I was on a train to Toronto with my boss. I was in Toronto for three days and Sasha Aleksandrovna was staying with friends. I came home from Toronto and found her on the floor with her fingers and sword snapped off, so I suspect my landlord has been a naughty boy.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/16 03:15:30


Post by: Private Benjamin


That's terrible! Did your landlord give you the legal 24 hours notice before entering?

There is the posibility that a supernatural presence may have been the culprit; your building is probably over a hundred years old ...


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/16 03:23:46


Post by: amazingturtles


Dang, that is no good. I hope the repair work isn't too much.

I like the contest idea! my brain is barely working right now but I will give this thread a good look through at some point and see what i may find.

What a generic sentence that is


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/17 15:00:03


Post by: Excommunicatus


Private Benjamin wrote:That's terrible! Did your landlord give you the legal 24 hours notice before entering?


Nyet.

He's a very naughty boy.

Private Benjamin wrote:There is the posibility that a supernatural presence may have been the culprit; your building is probably over a hundred years old ...


If Slaanesh wills it...

amazingturtles wrote:Dang, that is no good. I hope the repair work isn't too much.

I like the contest idea! my brain is barely working right now but I will give this thread a good look through at some point and see what i may find.

What a generic sentence that is


I couldn't find any of her fingers and basic rules of sharing space with a dog has dictated two hooverings since, so there won't be any repair work.

Mein herz brennt, but it is what it is.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/18 02:52:33


Post by: Private Benjamin


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Private Benjamin wrote:That's terrible! Did your landlord give you the legal 24 hours notice before entering?


Nyet.

He's a very naughty boy.

Private Benjamin wrote:There is the posibility that a supernatural presence may have been the culprit; your building is probably over a hundred years old ...


If Slaanesh wills it...

amazingturtles wrote:Dang, that is no good. I hope the repair work isn't too much.

I like the contest idea! my brain is barely working right now but I will give this thread a good look through at some point and see what i may find.

What a generic sentence that is


I couldn't find any of her fingers and basic rules of sharing space with a dog has dictated two hooverings since, so there won't be any repair work.

Mein herz brennt, but it is what it is.



Ah, 'tis a shame but then again desecrating works of art dates back to prehistory ...




btw i did some sleathing and used Google Maps to take a look at the address you provided me prior to sending the Wulfen;
the wood-framed building it appears to have been a general store with above dwelling before used as rental accomodation?

If only those walls could talk; have you taken any photographs indoors and noticed the appearance of odd orbs or lights?
I've wondered if there is anything hidden in the walls, floorboards or ceilings in these old rooming-houses...

After reading about the lost Space Wolves 13th Company, I sent you a varied selection of plastic Space Marine backpacks.

Although i thought the postage was covered, Canada Post charged additional due to the thickness of the sprue;
hopefully they make their way to you safe and sound!


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Post by: Not Online!!!


You may notice she's no longer undamaged and you may remember that I was on a train to Toronto with my boss. I was in Toronto for three days and Sasha Aleksandrovna was staying with friends. I came home from Toronto and found her on the floor with her fingers and sword snapped off, so I suspect my landlord has been a naughty boy


Wait he did what?

No excuse as to why? Also atleast he could've payed for the damage.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/18 16:07:38


Post by: Excommunicatus


Private Benjamin wrote:
btw i did some sleathing and used Google Maps to take a look at the address you provided me prior to sending the Wulfen;
the wood-framed building it appears to have been a general store with above dwelling before used as rental accomodation?

If only those walls could talk; have you taken any photographs indoors and noticed the appearance of odd orbs or lights?
I've wondered if there is anything hidden in the walls, floorboards or ceilings in these old rooming-houses...

After reading about the lost Space Wolves 13th Company, I sent you a varied selection of plastic Space Marine backpacks.

Although i thought the postage was covered, Canada Post charged additional due to the thickness of the sprue;
hopefully they make their way to you safe and sound!


Are you going to let me pay for postage this time?

I might just mail you a tenner anyway.

Honestly, I'm not a believer in ghosts, spirits and the like. This building did used to be a store at one point, but that was long before I moved here and I haven't looked into it, most of my research on the locale has been focused on the Hungarian church next door.

Also, I'm British so a hundred-year old house isn't all that unusual to me. At one point, I lived in a house built in the 17th Century.

Not Online!!! wrote:
You may notice she's no longer undamaged and you may remember that I was on a train to Toronto with my boss. I was in Toronto for three days and Sasha Aleksandrovna was staying with friends. I came home from Toronto and found her on the floor with her fingers and sword snapped off, so I suspect my landlord has been a naughty boy


Wait he did what?

No excuse as to why? Also atleast he could've payed for the damage.


He denies he entered my apartment and, in fairness, I can't prove that he did. He is the only person with a key, however, and there's no question of Sasha Aleksandrovna having caused the damage 'cause she wasn't there. My elderly neighbour, whose front door is less than five feet from mine and who rarely leaves the building says he entered my apartment, though.

We have a Landlord and Tenant Board hearing scheduled for January 10th, so this will be added to the laundry list of problems I have with him and this gakky apartment.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/18 17:46:13


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Sorry to hear about the incident with the statue, hopefully it's partially salvageable at the very least. If you can't repair it, maybe you could write a bit of fluff to explain the damage as battle damage?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/18 17:51:37


Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah, that's the plan.

I had already written some fluff about how she had survived intact and how it was a sign that the K4WDF's actions were righteous but her fingers are either inside the hoover or in the bin, sadly, so that'll have to change.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/19 19:09:17


Post by: Excommunicatus


A little help and some (hopefully constructive) criticism requested, s'il vous plait.

While I'm constantly accused of being a 'tankie' IRL, I haven't modelled a tank since I did a fairly basic Death Company Land Raider Redeemer back in 2009, when I was a callow undergrad.



Vot tak. As you can probably, see it is very basic and has no weathering of any kind. I'm keen to do a better job on my Renegades' armour so I've started adding some sand to the Basilisk to sell the impression of an actual machine of war, actually at war. I've researched online and I even went to a construction site and had a poke around looking at their tracked vehicles, so I believe I'm on the right track. Oh, I do amuse myself. Ahem. However, we are the worst judges of our own competence, so here's some pics for your consideration.











Please bear in mind this is merely stage 1 of the weathering process, not the weathering process.

What say you?

The Allied Stars stencils arrived today



So I'll be spending the day painting the Basilisk and making the K4WDF illegal in the Ukraine.

Thanks to howie for making me aware of the stencils via their excellent plog, which you can find at https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/757762.page


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/21 05:59:54


Post by: Excommunicatus


A quick note to say that I've reorganized things again and now all the fluff has its own thread at The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Волшебная Сказка A Fairy Tale and posts 2, 3, and 4 are now 'showcases' for Slaanesh Daemons, Renegades and Heretics and Emperor's Children Heretic Astartes, respectively.

If you've been following the fluff but didn't check out the previous compendium post, there's a new bit of writing and some more of my 'mad' Paint/GIMP skillz in there.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/21 13:03:08


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I don't have a huge amount of experience but some tops for painting up tanks I've found very useful and I'll be using in the long run.

First of all, grey primer is your friend. Black primer makes the model look very flat and on a tank you need a lighter colour to give the tank some variation. From there you want to preshade any panel lines with black before any base layers go down to give you some more depth. I didn't do this for my panzer and I can see how it would help, especially over a light colour scheme like my Afrika Korps or your grey scheme. It'll really stand out on a grey tank.

In terms of weathering, it's best left until after the model is fully painted in my opinion and after an optional clear coat varnish. It lets you decide how much you actually want. Do you want it like it's fresh out of a battle or like it's been on the road for a bit. If you buy some hard pastels, you can grind them up and mix them together to make some weathering powders. The pigments can be mixed with water and applied around wheels and treads and when it dries you'll get a lovely textured look.

If you really want to hard on the Russian tank theme, the Russians tended to rip the front mud guards off their T-34s or just not have them on in the first place so you could model that on your tank in some way for your imperial tanks.

The sand looks like a cool way to get some texture on the tank, although if you don't like it you're sort of stuck with it.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/22 10:02:54


Post by: Not Online!!!


I generally agree with Tyranid Horde, black primer only is lacking in depth, i know from one good friend of mine that he sprays black and then sprays instantly white over it, in order to get a grey shade that is easier to paint on.

I personally spray black and then Drybrush grey over it after it dried, so i basically am allready layering, kinda.

BTW i like the weathering and stuff stuck to the basilisk, but as someone that regularly sees snowplows, (you try to make snow weathering right?) it is wrong as in the top does not have stuff struck to it.

Generally, have you tried to paint first, then use glue and blow some sand at it in order to get a dust effect?
I'd reccomend however that you try that on a spare plastic part for testing though.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/22 20:17:24


Post by: Excommunicatus


It's not supposed to be snow, no.

I primed the Basilisk before I added the sand, which just happens to be very white. It'll be painted to match the basing on my other minis.

As mentioned, this is the first vehicle I've modeled in nearly ten years so I'm still figuring out the correct order to do things in. It would appear that beginning the weathering process at this stage was a mistake (happy little accident - V).


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/22 21:46:29


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
It's not supposed to be snow, no.

I primed the Basilisk before I added the sand, which just happens to be very white. It'll be painted to match the basing on my other minis.

As mentioned, this is the first vehicle I've modeled in nearly ten years so I'm still figuring out the correct order to do things in. It would appear that beginning the weathering process at this stage was a mistake (happy little accident - V).


I mean slaaneshs concept is a chain of "happy little accidents"

Edit: thank you now I have a slaaneshy Bob ross as a mental picture.
Never will i be able to unsee.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/22 21:59:16


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Actually, just thinking about snow ploughs, even dirt wouldn't get up to the high parts of the the plough due to critical taper theory. Basically, as more material gets shoved up the plough, it collapses due to the weight of the material. (Yee haw, my geology skills are paying off)

There's no particular way to do things though, that's what makes it fun!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/22 22:39:34


Post by: Excommunicatus


"A Sorceror did it."

I can still knock most of the sand off if needed. My sand-paste mix wasn't very good so it's pretty fragile. I think I need some finer sand/grit too. The one I currently have is ok for bases but by itself on the Basilisk it looks a little odd, I think.

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The mental-image of a Slaaneshi Bob Ross is the best gift I could give you this [whatever word doesn't offend you] season.

Beat the devil out of it.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/24 00:04:52


Post by: Ezki


I think the statue looks very good regardless of the damage. A bummer nevertheless.
Good progress all around, keep at it!

Regarding the weathering, I agree with Tyranid Horde that it might look a bit unnatural to have sand at the top part of the plough unless it's frozen.
You can find a picture of a Hellhound I made a few years ago in the spoiler tags (to prevent shameless self promotion ).
Spoiler:


Might give you some ideas!




The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2018/12/29 21:45:58


Post by: Private Benjamin


A tip about weathering; feed free to spray a spritz of water (some people use a mister) and apply some salt.

Good old table salt is fine as painting over the salt crystals and then brushing off after fully dry makes for a weathered appearance, also known as Salt Weathering.

I am hoping that the plastic Space Marine backpacks have made their way to you safely sir?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/01 00:17:04


Post by: Excommunicatus


Alas, they have not arrived as of yet. I'm assuming Canada Post has sent them to Hamilton, New Zealand, for a laugh.

Mother Dear bought me the Warhammer 40K: Armageddon video-game for Noodlemas; I've been having great fun leading your Steel Legion compatriots to crushing victory over the greenskin invaders.

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I've hit a weird funk; I'm finding painting the relatively monochromatic, greyscale R&H quite dull (even though I like how they finish up looking) but I also can't face painting more purple to 'finish' and bring up my Daemons to 3,500pts (plus I have to wait for a new KoS anyway). So what's a girl to do? The obvious answer is to turn to the Children of The Violet Heart and start working on them alongside the R&H, right? The problems there are that i) it's more purple; ii) the CSM model range currently kinda sucks; and iii) I think EC are going to get the DG/TS treatment soon-ish so starting them now seems foolhardy.

Meanwhile, I've been massively enjoying pointy-eared plogs by, inter alia, Tyranid Horde, Ezki and Bellerophon and my fluff for this whole thing has a big [redacted] hole in it that I'm thinking would be neatly filled by a Ordo Xenos/Aeldari sub-plot. My current 'ideas' (which are not in any way shape or form presented as 'finished') involve the Korova being host to a Webway Gate, which an Asuryani force uses to infiltrate the facility and basically slaughter everyone there. The Asuryani, which will probably be Ulthwe so that I can use the Eldrad mini, are then set upon by a Slaanesh-Possessed/worshipping Drukhari force.

I'm not going to build any of the Ordo Xenos, because <IMPERIUM> is a hard limit, but I do have some ideas for the Asuryani and Drukhari. For the Craftworlders, I want to get across the impression that intervention on Kronstaat IV is a big deal. Because the fate of K4 is, in fact, a HUGE deal, for reasons yet to be revealed (though likely obvious to anyone with a calendar and a map). I also want to lean quite heavily on Faction archetypes, so for the Asuryani that's psychic might and subtle influencing, not brute force. They're not there to conquer the Kronstaat system; they're there to nudge events in a more favourable direction. There are three unique Farseer on foot models, including Eldrad, and I want to include all three, at least one squad of Howling Banshees, transports for everything and a few Flyers.

So to the people who know more about Asuryani fluff than I do, what would be a thematically-appropriate way to fill out a 2K list? With a heavy-hitter like Eldrad present it's basically got to be Aspect Warriors, right? Pretty much the entire 2K would be his (her?) personal retinue, right? And can you point me to Aeldari fluff involving these kinds of themes?

Re the Drukhari, I already have a much more specific idea that may already be 2K, or in excess of. I don't have either book yet so I really don't know. It's informed a lot by the contents of the SC! box, honestly. Again, Faction archetypes so Drukhari would be fast raids and extreme cruelty... so while the 'soup' is a broad nod to kink in general, the Drukhari would be specfically all about sadism, narrowly. The whole Slaanesh tie-in would be little more than head-swaps with Daemonettes as Faction Keywords mean I couldn't use them as part of my 'soup'. This also means I have a use for Manufaktura's 'sub series' minis (which are spectacular and VERY NSFW). Anyway, so it's a raiding party led by a Haemonculus with a unit of Wracks, in a Raider. Three Succubi go in a Venom as a kind of death-star type of thing, two other Venoms with Wyches go with them and three more Raiders full of Wyches follow. That's the barebones and any spare points will be filled up with Scourges, Talos/Chronos and/or Ravagers. Oh, and Reavers. I'll have nine Reavers.

Anything obvious I'm missing?

Lastly, this whole subplot gives me an excuse to to rip off Singleton Mosby's excellent ice-mine board (which you can find here). So, like that, but without ice and with a version of the previously posted Dofasco Steelworks (which I'm advised is actually Stelco, not Dofasco).

Which is nice.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/01 19:50:44


Post by: Ezki


So, the brainwash actually worked...
It would nice to see you try the space elves. Not just because I play them, but to see what you can do with them as I have enjoyed your previous work quite a lot.

I can relate to the feeling of painting same colors over and over. This is why I have to switch armies I'm working on regularly.

If you are going Ulthwe (the coolest craftworld IMO) the most "fluffy" list would be a lot of Guardians, Farseers and Warlocks. Hard hitting stuff would be also operated by guardians, such as War Walkers, Windrider Jetbikes or Support Weapon Platforms.
I think they have the least Aspect Warriors of all the craftworlds. The retinue for Eldrad could be a seer council: lot's of Warlocks in group turning the tide of the battle with psychic shenanigans.

When I play more casually, I like to field Storm Guardians in my Ulthwe list. I like to think them as Eldar militia that are given basic weapons and sent into the fold. This is against the Eldar fluff though, as they value every life of their kin above all else.

As a baseline, my 2000pts lists consist of the following:

- Eldrad and another Farseer
- Few Warlocks
- 2 Guardian Defender squads (all I have at the moment) and maybe some Storm Guardians
- 1-2 Squads of Dire Avengers (depending if I take the storms)
- Two Falcons, three Wave Serpents and a Crimson Hunter / Fire Prism
- Rest of the points go in Aspect warriors, like Swooping Hawks, Fire Dragons or Dark Reapers


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/05 11:49:42


Post by: Excommunicatus


Tis the season to be retrospective and take stock. I'm going to cheat a bit, if I may, and go all the way back to October, 2017, when I re-restarted this 'soup'. Between then and December 31, 2018. I built, painted and based

The Violet Heart



five Heralds





four Hellflayers






eighteen Seekers (though only sixteen are pictured)





60 Daemonettes (though only 56 are pictured)





Renegade Commander



Renegade Command Squad



ten Militia




and a 3D print of The Motherland Calls!, which will be used as terrain.



for a total of 2,202 points.

I also did up an Escher gang, the Sisters of Mercy. Contrary to Underhive legend, they are neither departed nor gone.





For a total of 114 miniatures.

I also built another Hellflayer and a Herald on Chariot, along with five more Militia, two Enforcers, a Malefic Lord and a Basilisk, for a total of 125 miniatures/2,660pts. Oh, and the two Summoning Circles and the Statue Garden/Gift of Submission are both built, based and waiting to be painted, too.

So, for various reasons, pretty much everything you see above was painted between October, 2017 and February, 2018, then I basically did nothing at all until September, then I managed to scrape out fifteen Renegades and Zarakynel between then and now. So, I'm going to try and 'step it up' largely by simply being more consistent in 2019, and so my hobby goals are;

1. Bring my R&H up to 4K

2. Build, paint and base a 2K Craftworlds or Drukhari force

3. Bring my Daemons up to 3.5K.

4. Build a 6'x4' modular city board

by Excommunicatus, aged 36 and 1/4.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/06 08:33:39


Post by: Not Online!!!


I don't like Slaanesh daemon modells, but yours i'd love to have.
Nice Gang btw, too bad about the statue.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/06 15:17:52


Post by: amazingturtles


Those are good and acheiveable goals, i think.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/06 23:09:48


Post by: IGtR=


And keep the landlord away from the models!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/10 23:03:48


Post by: Private Benjamin


That statue of "Motherland Calls" is painted to a terrific realism ... i have been to the Statue Of Liberty in New York and your paint job gives me flashbacks!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/14 09:49:08


Post by: Not Online!!!


 IGtR= wrote:
And keep the landlord away from the models!


This, I reccomend trenches, bunkers and antitank pillars. Alternatively ,rivers mountains (of discarded smelly clothes) and hills.

Jokes asside, you don't happen to know any good side for statues?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/14 14:53:23


Post by: Excommunicatus


Terribly kind, chaps and lady.

I may go back and add some more overt verdigris to The Motherland Calls!, but I want to practice on the Wulfen first. Also, their backpacks arrived, thank you Private Benjamin.

Re my landlord, we were at the Landlord and Tenant Board on Thursday. He tried to evict me, the Board said no, I asked for a two-month rent abatement due to lack of maintenance and other routine violations of the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006, and the Board said yes. I live in a small, gakky apartment so it's not as if I'm now rolling in cash, but the money saved on rent will pay for most of the rest of my 2K R&H list.

Which is nice.



I got The Motherland Calls! from 3DPrintedDebris. Might be worth checking them out. What kind of statuary are you looking for?

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Life has been sort of kicking my butt recently, hence the lack of progress. I also have to sit five exams (to prove that my English law degree is up to snuff to practice Canadian law, which is almost entirely based on English law) in that there Toronto at the end of January, so not sure how much progress there will be any time soon.

Do apologize.

FWIW, if you're just dying to catch up on the latest news from Kronstaat IV AND you've been following the fluff in this thread only, there are two 'episodes' of Voyna Narodnaya posted in my fluff thread at The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Волшебная Сказка A Fairy Tale that will be new to you.

EDIT -

"Ah, it's Yourself".



Went to the Gallery, was presented with this. It's not the FW page, but I guess The Violet Heart made the front-page of something.

I'm inordinately happy to see a mini I painted in a collage with others on a proper wargaming forum and not looking too out of place.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/19 23:58:21


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Congrats on the feature, I've seen it on the Dakka homepage once before as well, I should have mentioned it!

Nice to see some positives from the landlord issue, and even better that you can invest it into some Heretics!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/21 04:39:49


Post by: amazingturtles


Nice! And deserved.

Landlords are the worst and i'm glad you aren't getting evicted.

Also hooray for stories, i will check them out. I keep forgetting that section of the forums is there, which is strange because it's filled with exactly the sort of thing i love.


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Post by: IGtR=


Congrats on getting to the front page!

As a UK-based lawyer, just out of interest, what are the main differences in getting qualified over there? I know some about America, lots about the UK and a smattering of the commonwealth countries, but Canada is a mystery


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/21 22:47:03


Post by: Excommunicatus


Спасибо большое spasibo bolshoye thanks very much.

You have to submit to an assessment by the National Committee on Accreditation, who look at your degree results and prior experience as a licensee and then they tell you that either you have to go to a Canadian law school or you have to sit between four and ten exams to prove that your knowledge is up to snuff.

IIRC, Ryerson University in that there Toronto that they have now offers an accelerated course that is an alternative to the exam process, but also isn't really an option if you don't live in Toronto.

Once all that's done, you have to take and pass the Bar exams, one for solicitor and one for barrister. In Canada, every licensee is both a solicitor and a barrister, FWIW. Then you 'article' for ten months, which is basically pupillage/trainee solicitor, though you can apply for an abridgment of up to nine months if you have prior experience in law in any capacity.

In my opinion, the NCA is nakedly protectionist. At the time I entered the process I worked with a Canadian who went to Australia to do his degree. Neither of us were licensed anywhere else and I got better results on my degree than he did on his. The NCA made him do four exams, whereas I, a Brit, have to do ten.

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Anyway, so my first exam was this morning and I have one every day this week.

I feel bad posting here without updates, but there simply are none and I'd feel worse by ignoring all of your lovely words. My time is hoovered up with studying, travelling to Toronto and back and living with a dog and will be for at least another week. My landlord has also killed most of the heating to my apartment and given that it's been hovering between -12c and -25c here the last few days, I couldn't paint if I wanted to.

Terribly sorry. Life, life finds a way (to get in the way).


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/21 22:51:47


Post by: Ezki


Life happens. Don't sweat it.
We'll be here and this thread won't disappear anywhere


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 03:12:18


Post by: Excommunicatus


I felt so bad about spamming up the thread without updates that I couldn't focus on my revision. I also kinda figure that if it isn't in there by now it won't go in tonight and my time was better used doing something relaxing ahead of tomorrow's exam.

Thusly rationalized, I did this;





or rather, these;




Escher heads, judiciously chopped and filed and bunged into Cadian helmets. What do you reckon? I can't tell whether they're passable or whether they look a bit dodgy. One second they look fine, the next... Grenade soldat is basically a female version of Starshiy Serzhant Yeryomenko, with the left-handed soldat conversion ripped off from Dakka's own LDP. LDP's is much better, natch.

Those of you who follow this know that including female soldats is very important to me, do they read as women? Those who follow this will also know that I'm a little obsessed with Soviet history and a Soviet band called Kino, so the sniper is in tribute to Major Lyudmila Mikhailovna 'Lady Death' Pavlichenko, a Red Army soldat who is one of the top snipers of all time and an all-around bad-ass. She was removed from front-line duty after being shelled (and because she was becoming too much of a high-priority target for 'ze Germans') and was sent to the U.S.A. as part of a diplomatic effort to promote American involvement in the fight to defeat the Axis powers and where, to a packed room and the press, she said

"I am 25 years old and I have killed 309 fascist invaders by now. Don't you think, gentlemen, that you have been hiding behind my back for too long?"

Bad. Ass.

Also, in Russian slang a sniper is a 'kukushka' (кукушка); originally used to specifically mean a Finnish sniper. Kukushka, which translated literally means 'cuckoo', is also a song by Kino; one of my favourites by them. A pop-metal version of it also features in the movie "The Battle of Sevastopol", which is about... Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko before she became a Major.

There's also a Russian/Finnish movie called Kukushka, which I like a lot too. It's a comedy-drama about a Sami lady, a Finnish soldier and a Soviet soldier thrown together in the last days of WWII. You should watch both it and The Battle of Sevastopol.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 10:13:03


Post by: Not Online!!!


The sniper is great, the Grenadier gives me flashback to my Füsilier RS (recruitmentschool for riflemen) and makes me shudder and pray that i don't get hit from the slow with the gun holding it insecure.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 18:47:57


Post by: Excommunicatus


Are you saying that the grenade soldat gives the impression that she doesn't know what she's doing?

That's not at all the impression I was trying to convey and will change her up, if so.

Honestly, the way she holds her lasgun is the part of the mini I like least and ironically it took the most work.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 20:06:21


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Are you saying that the grenade soldat gives the impression that she doesn't know what she's doing?

That's not at all the impression I was trying to convey and will change her up, if so.

Honestly, the way she holds her lasgun is the part of the mini I like least and ironically it took the most work.


No worries It looks cool but, if she were in my unit under my NCO she would've gotten atleast a "stern "talking. something along the line off: " Seg male sind Sie eigetlich zruggblibbe?!? Herrgott nonemale!"

brings me back to the one time i as a Füsilier was allowed to throw nades...... (hint with a unit that has 1/10 imbeciles that is a nerve wracking experience)

Normally you would hold the gun on the upper part, where you also stabilize it, or put it on the back, prefereably if you have cover and have someone supporting you, you would put the gun with safety on somewhere where you can grab it fast but not on your body.

Normally as in under optimal conditions, when you are in a battle you will not really follow always protocol, alltough it is advisable.

So nah, leave her, i may be just traumatized from my stickler NCO.

Also good luck for your exams!




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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Sageheart wrote:
Great stuff here.

That indeed is the case.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 20:20:55


Post by: Excommunicatus


So, as mentioned above, grenade soldat is partially an attempt to emulate LDP's left-handed Cadian which I've posted below in spoiler tags as it isn't my mini or my pic.



I wanted to be even more faithful to LDP's version, 'cause the bandaged left arm from the Command sprue is my favourite bit on that sprue and I was saving it for exactly this, but I've managed to lose it somehow and had to cobble something together from a lasgun left arm, special-weapon left hand and the 'bare' lasgun.

I'm going to re-do her, I think. It's more important that she appear competent than she be left-handed. I definitely do not want to add my voice to the small, but loud, minority of misogynists that exist in this hobby, even accidentally. Plus I'm not a fan of how the lasgun's stock pulls focus from her face, anyway.

Could it be saved by simply rotating the lasgun so that it is pointing forward, do we think?


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Post by: Not Online!!!


but I've managed to lose it somehow and had to cobble something together from a lasgun left arm, special-weapon left hand and the 'bare' lasgun.


Ah that sucks.

You probably still ahve a higher chance to find the arm then me finding the rest of his old tin raptors.
I mean i searched for these for like 4-5 years and i knew that i had them, well somewhere!

Or that one time i found my baneblade

I'm going to re-do her, I think. It's more important that she appear competent than she be left-handed. I definitely do not want to add my voice to the small, but loud, minority of misogynists that exist in this hobby, even accidentally. Plus I'm not a fan of how the lasgun's stock gets in the way of her face, anyway.

Could it be saved by simply rotating the lasgun so that it is pointing forward, do we think?


Hmm, if you really want to "save" her, yes that is possible, just turn the gun so that the Butt (backside) is under her holding arm and point's forwards.

Secondly, Competency of the IG / miniature has nothing to do with mysonigy, Since A: we have crap knowledge of how well she was trained
And B: Considering that the sniper has bionics, ergo expensive equipment, ergo in the IG that means that she is either from noble birth, has money or is (more likely in your case) competent that would balance itself out.

You will always find bad and good people at jobs, the same is expanded also into military forces.

Spoiler:

basically like that soldier of mine but on the other side and in this case probably a rather advancing looking model unlike mine which probably shouts obsceneties at the enemy.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 20:31:11


Post by: Excommunicatus


I'm not alleging that anyone here is misogynist and, for clarity, I welcome the feedback you all provide.

I just don't want some leering neckbeard to look at her and go "hur-hur girls can't even hold a gun right".


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 20:38:02


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
I'm not alleging that anyone here is misogynist and, for clarity, I welcome the feedback you all provide.

I just don't want some leering neckbeard to look at her and go "hur-hur girls can't even hold a gun right".


I can attest the chance in my unit to be shot by the "competent" combatants of male gender was higher then the few female volunteers we had. Nade throwing on the other hand was another story, and "throwing like a girl" is the last thing you want to have happen to anyone, well if nades are involved


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 22:44:15


Post by: Arakasi


I think you have done a good job with the heads in the Cadian helmets. Its unfortunate (to me) that it accentuates the size of the Cadian bodies. The male Cadian head in your spoiler fills out the helmet, which doesn't look quite so out of place with the stocky Cadian body. You might need larger female heads - I wonder if the female Stormcast Eternal heads upgrade set from Forgeworld might be a better size...


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 23:02:37


Post by: Excommunicatus


It's true, it definitely does accentuate how dumpy the rest of the mini is, but then again you don't have to be a size-zero waif to serve. Lyudmila Mikhailovna certainly was not what you'd call petite.



The plan currently is for there to be 122 visible faces in the K4WDF by the time it hits 2k points, and with these new additions 29 of them (24%) will be (or I hope will be) noticeably female. I'm not super happy about that and think it's rather low, personally, but making more soldats female pushes this project beyond my budget.

I'm going to be using Victoria Minis Arcadian "bald female heads" inside the empty Cadian helmets for all but 5 of them; three will have Daemonette heads and two now have Escher heads. All but eight of them will have female Arcadian legs, which are noticeably slimmer than Cadian legs are. One will be modeled, if not run, as a Tank Commander and doesn't require legs, the other seven get regular Cadian legs.

As things stand, I cannot afford to make a purchase from Victoria Minis though, so these two are a product of "what do I currently have to hand" combined with my guilt in not updating this in any meaningful way for a long time.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 23:15:21


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
It's true, it definitely does accentuate how dumpy the rest of the mini is, but then again you don't have to be a size-zero waif to serve. Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko certainly was not what you'd call petite.



The plan currently is for there to be 122 visible faces in the K4WDF by the time it hits 2k points, and with these new additions 29 of them (24%) will be (or I hope will be) noticeably female. I'm not super happy about that and think it's rather low, personally, but making more soldats female pushes this project beyond my budget.

I'm going to be using Victoria Minis Arcadian "bald female heads" inside the empty Cadian helmets for all but 5 of them; three will have Daemonette heads and two now have Escher heads. All but eight of them will have female Arcadian legs, which are noticeably slimmer than Cadian legs are. One will be modeled, if not run, as a Tank Commander and doesn't require legs, the other seven get regular Cadian legs.

As things stand, I cannot afford to make a purchase from Victoria Minis though, so these two are a product of "what do I currently have to hand" combined with my guilt in not updating this in any meaningful way for a long time.


Tbf if you put lyudmilla in modern / guardsmen equipment you probably couldn't tell her apart from male counterparts in the same equipment from afar.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 23:31:47


Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
Tbf if you put lyudmilla in modern / guardsmen equipment you probably couldn't tell her apart from male counterparts in the same equipment from afar.


Precisely my thoughts on the matter.

For clarity, I am not ascribing this sentiment to anyone here, but the idea that women have to be subjectively attractive and dressed like a virgin's idea of a Domme in order to exist is as objectionable as simply ignoring their existence altogether.

/


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/22 23:39:41


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:


Precisely my thoughts on the matter.

For clarity, I am not ascribing this sentiment to anyone here, but the idea that women have to be subjectively attractive and dressed like a virgin's idea of a Domme in order to exist is as objectionable as simply ignoring their existence altogether.

/


The BB' s are allright though. They are anyways just a bunch of joan d'arcs "in space" and should be understood for that so they should be allowed to look the over the top part like they do.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/23 01:05:30


Post by: Arakasi


To be clearer, when mixing models for conversions, you want to mix models with similar proportions, regardless of whether that is male/male, female/female or male/female. You are absolutely correct that at this scale the differences between gender do not need to be accentuated.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/23 01:14:17


Post by: Excommunicatus


For sure, I was not implying any malicious subtext to your comment.

The reason I'm still planning on using Victoria Minis heads rather than the (much cheaper on bitz sites) Escher heads is precisely because I agree the proportions are off.

For two minis out of 122, I'm ok with it though. One, actually. The Kukushka will never see a 40K tabletop, she's purely a modelling project, who maybe might possibly one day see action in Kill Team.

It makes no sense at all to me to have one person in a squad dressed in a camo cloak and I can't use her as a Vindicare, so...


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/24 01:51:00


Post by: Excommunicatus


While taking a break from revision to watch my beloved Leafs continue their league-leading cold streak I took the opportunity to make some changes to grenade soldat. The story of the Kronstaat System has also advanced and while the new 'episode' is still not quite ready for public consumption, I'm going to tease you with this image



which is a manipulated version of a photograph of the Kepler-90 System.

"The War in Space", geddit? 'Cause this is WWII, in spaaaaaaaaaace. I know, I know, I'm surprised I don't have my own Netflix special, too.

Grenade soldat




Ho-hum, stock posing. C'est la vie. I'm going to have to make a sizable bitz order along with my Victoria Minis order at the beginning of February, I think. The specific head I have used for her has an eye-patch and what appears to be a cigar, so I'm making her the Sergeant of my second Militia squad and she will henceforth be known as Serzhant Nikulina, after Anna Vladimirovna Nikulina. She was one of the soldats to place the Soviet flag on the Reich Chancellery, per The World at War.

Though I had considered and pooh-poohed the idea previously, there is in fact nothing at all stopping me from running my Renegades and Heretics as Astra Militarum on occasion, therefore the 'kukushka' mini is now a counts-as Vindicare Assassin. She will be referred to in future as Starshiy (Senior) Serzhant Pavlichenko, Ledi Smert (Lady Death). They'll have 16CP natively so I don't really care about the -1CP tax for an Aux. Support Detachment.

EDIT - Toronto won, 6-3.


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Post by: amazingturtles


I don't know much about posing but I like the... philosophy? if that's the right word, behind your approach.

Also i'm pretty sure i've seen the movie you mention, kukushka. Is that the one called "The Cuckoo"? I live in an area with a lot of Finns, so it was actually shown in a few special theaters here back in the day.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/24 03:46:26


Post by: Excommunicatus


Ayuh, that's the one.



EDIT - So I bought a copy of Index: Imperium 2

Vindicare Assassins seem ludicrously good for their cost, what am I missing?


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Ayuh, that's the one.



EDIT - So I bought a copy of Index: Imperium 2

Vindicare Assassins seem ludicrously good for their cost, what am I missing?

That you need to field 2 other assasins in a vanguard thanks to battlebrothers ruling


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/25 00:26:01


Post by: Excommunicatus


Or lose one CP by using an Auxiliary Support Detachment, which honestly I don't see as being that much of a big deal.

As mentioned, my dudespeople will have 16CP natively (Brigade, Spearhead, Battle-Forged) and if I make them Astra Militarum they have access to a Warlord Trait that refunds 33% of the CP you spend.

Then when you spend those refunded CP, you get 33% of them back, too.

And so on, and so on.

-------------------------------------------

For a stark illustration of exactly what I am trying to avoid reinforcing with my philosophy (that's the perfect word, amazingturtles) on female soldats, by the way, check out the Commissar Raine threads.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/26 20:09:12


Post by: Excommunicatus


Having been released from my first set of exams, I took the opportunity this morning to go buy some space heaters, eagerly looking forward to slapping some paint on all the preceding grey plastic.

Khorne farts in my face, however, and the light grey I use for my Renegades has i) dried up (again) and; ii) has mould growing on it. Awesome.

I did at least manage to get a (very) rough first-coat on the Basilisk before throwing the paint out, though.





Like I said, rough as a badger's arse. I think it gets the point across, though. Thoughts?

I'm really sick of mixing up new batches of grey every month, so I'm just going to bite the bullet and buy some proper, pre-mixed paints. I need a dark grey and a light grey, any ideas as to what matches the shade I already have? I'd prefer Army Painter, if possible, if not Army Painter then Vallejo, then Citadel as a last resort.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/26 21:12:56


Post by: Lum


Regarding rules for the Assassins: Apparently there are new rules coming out in next months (March) WD. So, I fear a tid bit of a bad timing regarding Index Imperium 2^^


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Post by: Not Online!!!


looks grey (Who am i to talk tough, finished today my other squad finally!)

I actually like the soft stripes, i wouldn't even change anything there, well beyond some metal scratches.

I honestly would get myself, if i were you, either the standard citadell grey, or the london one, and a white, then mix with eye.



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Post by: Excommunicatus


Games Workshop sells 25 shades of grey. There's a joke in there somewhere.

If the colours are somewhat accurately represented on their web-store then I think that Eshin Grey is the dark grey I need and Warpfiend Grey is the light grey.





Obviously I'll buy AP/Vallejo equivalents, rather than pay through the nose for a tiny amount of paint.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/26 22:45:09


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Games Workshop sells 25 shades of grey. There's a joke in there somewhere.

If the colours are somewhat accurately represented on their web-store then I think that Eshin Grey is the dark grey I need and Warpfiend Grey is the light grey.

Obviously I'll buy AP/Vallejo equivalents, rather than pay through the nose for a tiny amount of paint.


Your choice, but seriously consider a standart grey and white.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/26 22:48:03


Post by: Excommunicatus


That would require mixing and a pot to keep the mix in, which is precisely what I currently have and what I'm trying to avoid, though.

I don't really care for painting, it has always been my least-favourite part of the hobby and I procrastinate like crazy when it comes to picking up a brush so I have to make the process as smooth and wrinkle-free as possible or I'll just make excuses as to why I can't paint today.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/01/26 22:52:11


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
That would require mixing and a pot to keep the mix in, which is precisely what I currently have and what I'm trying to avoid, though.

I don't really care for painting, it has always been my least-favourite part of the hobby and I procrastinate like crazy when it comes to picking up a brush so I have to make the process as smooth and wrinkle-free as possible or I'll just make excuses as to why I can't paint today.


Ahh so you are a fellow builder like me then.

Except you got actually talent at painting

I honestly don't bother with pots but just make the mixture for the model i paint on a piece of plastic card that i use as palette.

Today i suffered too.

Tommorow i will not but then i really will because the next thing that is up is another squad and the daemonengineprince and I have put it in my head that i will paint magmatic lines and runes all over it.



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Post by: Excommunicatus


My talent, if I have one, is figuring out how to do something passable with the least amount of effort. Almost everything in this thread relies heavily on drybrushing Ceramite White or grey.

If I could build stuff and have someone else paint them, that would be ideal. I just can't afford commission painting, currently, or for the foreseeable future.

As you may be able to tell, I have some issues with authority so I really, really hate having a boss and need to open my own firm as soon as I receive a license to practice, plus I still have ca. $3500 CAD worth of exams to pay for, so...


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
My talent, if I have one, is figuring out how to do something passable with the least amount of effort. Almost everything in this thread relies heavily on drybrushing Ceramite White or grey.

If I could build stuff and have someone else paint them, that would be ideal. I just can't afford commission painting, currently, or for the foreseeable future.

As you may be able to tell, I have some issues with authority so I really, really hate having a boss and need to open my own firm as soon as I receive a license to practice, plus I still have ca. $3500 CAD worth of exams to pay for, so...


Well good luck.

As for the later, i went through my conscripted time and was forced to continue, ergo lead and be a authorithy myself.

I hated my higher ups for it but since i knew how gakky it was under a bad NCO i decided that i'd run my squad with a fair but harsh hand. Did work out, had the highest ammount of NCO candidates under me and we generally had it great.

Moral of the story there is a difference between "du" / informal direct donkey-cave and " sie" donkey-cave /polite, formal form, the sooner i learnt that the better.

Also the reason why i developped a dry /extremely dark and sarcastic Humor.

Generally people can't hate you if you make them laugh.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/03/16 16:16:12


Post by: Excommunicatus


So, of course, the best way to follow through on my vague threats to be more consistent and to push myself is to not put brush to mini in nearly two months.

Uffda.

Apologies. I am currently fat and depressed. I'm hopeful the Basilisk and the two totally not-NKVD Enforcers will be shown some love today, but it depends on how long this Black Dog sticks with me.

I'm posting this mostly in the hopes that it will help me pull my head out of my arse and crack on, not for sympathy. FYI.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I couldn't find a pre-mixed match to the grey I was already using so I've been forced to mix up another batch of my own, in a much greater quantity than previously.

The problem now is that I'm not 100% sure whether this is a match, either.



The four in 'the middle' (Sniper to Enforcer L-R) are painted in the new paint, do they look noticeably different to the other fifteen?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/04 14:33:05


Post by: Not Online!!!


Looks good, what's the sarges helmet though?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/04 14:37:25


Post by: Excommunicatus


The guy at the front with the laspistol? It's the soft-cap/visor head from the Cadian Command Squad box.

Or the two guys with Chainswords? They're Enforcers. L Enforcer's head is also from the Cadian Command Squad Box, R Enforcer's head is from the Basilisk sprue.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/04 14:52:29


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
The guy at the front with the laspistol? It's the soft-cap/visor head from the Cadian Command Squad box.

Or the two guys with Chainswords? They're Enforcers. L Enforcer's head is also from the Cadian Command Squad Box, R Enforcer's head is from the Basilisk sprue.


Pistol one, now I see it I am going blind probably...


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/04 15:15:05


Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah, that's Starshiy Serzhant (Senior Sergeant) Yeryomenko. There's other (better) pics of him earlier in the thread, he's the one I built to rip-off Max Alpert's photo, KomBat.




The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/04 20:14:27


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Yeah, that's Starshiy Serzhant (Senior Sergeant) Yeryomenko. There's other (better) pics of him earlier in the thread, he's the one I built to rip-off Max Alpert's photo, KomBat.




Pretty darn close there, impressive.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Packing the girls away after another hard-fought loss.



Damn Aeldari.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 12:55:26


Post by: Not Online!!!


Ha, you won allready,! Due to fabouloussness alone



The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 12:57:58


Post by: Excommunicatus


Whips and chains and tits, oh my.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 13:01:21


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Whips and chains and tits, oh my.


Have you considered making a bunch of sacrifical Masochistic chained Daemonettes as cannonfodder?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 13:10:51


Post by: Ezki


That sergeant conversion is darn awesome!

We space elves have a knack for getting rid of slaaneshi daemons


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 13:14:34


Post by: Excommunicatus


I have, but then I saw Manufaktura's sub series minis and immediately decided to use them instead.




https://manufaktura.co/collections/sub-series

Their male subs are a bit limited, but they do some pointy-ears too that I might use if I do end up building some pointy-ears myself. And top pointy-ear lady looks quite a lot like my ex-wife, so that's fun.




Same link as above, p3.

They'll (eventually) be liberally applied to the Statue Garden and the Summoning Circles, possibly The Contorted Epitome and maybe one on a chain being dragged behind Syll'Esske by the heels.

I figure I'll give pretty much every one of my Heretic Astartes HQs a sub-on-a-chain, too. Except Vigo. He gets a Herald on a chain, again.

And a whip. Because I just do the same three things over and over.


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 Ezki wrote:
That sergeant conversion is darn awesome!

We space elves have a knack for getting rid of slaaneshi daemons


Thanks. Apparently there are no left-handed people in the Astra Militarum


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Post by: Not Online!!!


They'll (eventually) be liberally applied to the Statue Garden and the Summoning Circles, possibly The Contorted Epitome and maybe one on a chain being dragged behind Syll'Esske by the heels.

I figure I'll give pretty much every one of my Heretic Astartes HQs a sub-on-a-chain, too. Except Vigo. He gets a Herald on a chain, again.

And a whip. Because I just do the same three things over and over.


Head off, hands off and some claws on?
Maybee even a icon or two?



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Thanks. Apparently there are no left-handed people in the Astra Militarum


Well probably because all shell ammo based weaponry throws out ammo to the right.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


What does las weaponry eject?

I probably won't convert them at all, I'll leave them as humans or elves. I have no confidence in my conversion abilities, I only have the long claws left in my bitz box (which in my force would mean they were Heralds) and no plans to add any more Daemonettes for a while.

Manufaktura does some subs that are modelled as if they are tied to something above them, so I may build an A-frame/suspension rig or St. Andrew's Cross for those ones.

I don't know. You may have noticed that there's a lot of talk in this thread and not much progress. So...


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
What does las weaponry eject?

I probably won't convert them at all, I'll leave them as humans or elves. I have no confidence in my conversion abilities, I only have the long claws left in my bitz box (which in my force would mean they were Heralds) and no plans to add any more Daemonettes for a while.

Manufaktura does some subs that are modelled as if they are tied to something above them, so I may build an A-frame/suspension rig or St. Andrew's Cross for those ones.

I don't know. You may have noticed that there's a lot of talk in this thread and not much progress. So...


Nothing, but chances are that your average rifle design still holds true and in the military the individualism is generally more oriented torwards colletiv. As in uniform training regimen, so the guns are all hold on the right side in your normal day duties.

Actually what about slightly possesed mad beeing used as cannonfodder?
as for conversion, you saw the "Eyechild", you know how that happned? Without any plan at all. the trick is to hide the ugly parts. In your case you could go along the arms, amputate at shoulder high, get yourself some lasguns. (JK considering you bought IG parts YOU WILL HAVE LASGUNS) or autoguns, cut them off at the hands and make them dash like mad man by some reposing.

Alternatively, why not make them into the new terrain for Chaos? (5++ for our army is actually viable)


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I don't know. You may have noticed that there's a lot of talk in this thread and not much progress. So...

"Progress is for the weak, it's the meatgrinder that counts!"


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/04/30 13:59:22


Post by: Excommunicatus


So, because of the planned inclusion of female bitz from Victoria Miniatures, I'll end up with 21 pairs of Cadian legs (and heads) left over after building my Militias, to which I'm going to add another fifteen pairs of female legs (and heads) various other GW Neophyte Hybrid and Cadian bitz and these



heads from Anvil to make 29 Mutants, an Enforcer, a Psyker Coven and another 'counts-as' Vindicare.

So the Mutants will be my primary 'run at it, shouting' slightly-possessed speed-bump. I'm hopeful that one day I'll be able to put them in a Gorgon or Crassus, legally.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 15:27:17


Post by: Excommunicatus


Good news, everyone! I finished some minis and I got a new camera. Sadly my minis suck and I haven't figured out either the camera or the lighting in my new apartment.

[redacted]


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 18:16:54


Post by: Excommunicatus


Those pics really, really, really, really suck, so I fiddled with things and took some more.

Ряадовой Юлья Романовна Брйчковска Private Yulia Romanovna Brychkovska (Malefic 'Lord')






Старший Сержант Людми́ла Миха́йловна Павличе́нко, Леди Смерть Senior Sergeant Lyudmila Mikhailovna Pavlichenko, Lady Death (counts as Vindicare Assassin)






Старший Сержант Вячеслав Александрович Фетисов Senior Sergeant Vyacheslav Alexandrovich Fetisov (Enforcer/Platoon Commander)






Сержант Флориан Счонбаклер Sergeant Florian Schönbächler (Enforcer/Platoon Commander)






Horrorshow.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 19:11:58


Post by: Not Online!!!


Well that seems to have worked better, that hairstyle on the poor blond sod. Horrible


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 21:26:12


Post by: Excommunicatus






EDIT - 2,481pts painted! Five finished minis in 2019!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 22:07:16


Post by: Not Online!!!


Ok now you pulled through, this is a rather impressive looking Basilisk. Like the slight camo and accuracy of it in contrast to the barrel.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/02 22:45:08


Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks.

I've also got some sticks, an old onion bag and some masking tape. Gonna make a camo net.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


Remember the barricades from about seven years ago? I bought some Army Painter Razor-Wire, 'cause it's pretty obvious that I'm not going to make some myself, and cracked on.

I also bought some push-fit Cadians to cower (shelter - V) behind them. WIP, natch.



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Post by: Not Online!!!


Missing things in your defense:
Bunkers, mountains, rivers, Trenches, minefields, more bunkers, boobytraps, more bunkers, ruins, more bunkers.

I belive i forgot to mention bunkers.
ever since you reminded me that i forgot to propperly upload Phyrax i am double cheking all essentials.

Seems like a decent razorwire foottrap you got there.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/04 17:21:55


Post by: Excommunicatus


Yeah, I was hoping for a bit more elevation. As it stands, the front three are little more than curbstones and if an opponent tried to claim that as a cover save I'd be unhappy.

I think the back two work as cover, at least.

I may add some spikes to them. Up the barbarity a bit. Maybe I could get the GS out and make some fires, go all 'Battle of Winterfell' on it.

It's telling that I'm posting in my own, nine-page, play-daemons and toy-soldier plog and am embarrassed to have made a GoT reference.

Ahem. Anyway. Mountains are definitely not happening. A river of pink slime might, 'cause I've already ripped off Ghostbusters with Vigo so I may as well lean into it. Ruins will definitely happen. A single Command bunker, trenches, minefields and booby traps are all distinct possibilities.

I don't know. I need to simplify and focus. I'm also full on board with the whole Sector Mechanicus thing 'cause I moved again and wake up every morning to this view;

Spoiler:


which is basically a Sector Mechanicus.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/05 19:14:35


Post by: Excommunicatus


Here's a few more shots of the Basilisk





and the barricades and a new Militia, WIP



The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/05 19:58:15


Post by: Not Online!!!


I like the light, but what do your men store in that chest behind near the loader?
Seems and looks like warp shenaniganry.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/06 18:54:26


Post by: Excommunicatus


So, yesterday my new Militia had eleven members; today it has ten and I have a counts-as Eversor Assassin and another member of The Damned.





The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/06 19:04:21


Post by: ghostmaker


Neat Army and fluff keep it up !


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/06 19:48:57


Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
I like the light, but what do your men store in that chest behind near the loader?
Seems and looks like warp shenaniganry.


I'm advised that they keep their spare 'gubbinz' in there.

They're pseudo-Slavic people so lets say it's a care-package from babushka.

 ghostmaker wrote:
Neat Army and fluff keep it up !


Thanks very much.


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Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Not Online!!! wrote:
I like the light, but what do your men store in that chest behind near the loader?
Seems and looks like warp shenaniganry.


I'm advised that they keep their spare 'gubbinz' in there.

They're pseudo-Slavic people so lets say it's a care-package from babushka.

 ghostmaker wrote:
Neat Army and fluff keep it up !


Thanks very much.


Babushka isn't from Pripyat now is she?



Ahh well spare packets from grandma are always best, about the only thing i miss from my service days


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/08 13:30:53


Post by: Excommunicatus


Given the colour and suspicious luminescence of the chest, I wouldn't be so sure.

I should work some Pripyat/Chernobyl reference(s) in, though. I recently acquired a little over 12gb of BBC documentaries on the subject.

Grandpa Nurgle's blessings persist, so perhaps I'll make a Fallout-style billboard featuring the Pripyat Ferris Wheel.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/08 13:37:08


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Given the colour and suspicious luminescence of the chest, I wouldn't be so sure.

I should work some Pripyat/Chernobyl reference(s) in, though. I recently acquired a little over 12gb of BBC documentaries on the subject.

Grandpa Nurgle's blessings persist, so perhaps I'll make a Fallout-style billboard featuring the Pripyat Ferris Wheel.


Mutants?
Chaos spawn?

Fallout esque mutants migh make some nice stuff for this "little " project.


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Post by: Excommunicatus


I do have Those That Must Not Be Mentioned planned for the CSM part of this 'soup'. They'll accompany my Maulerfiends for the ripping and tearing that's in it.

It wouldn't be a terrible stretch to Super Mutant/Nightkin them up a bit.

Good call.

 Excommunicatus wrote:


Grandpa Nurgle's blessings persist, so perhaps I'll make a Fallout-style billboard featuring the Pripyat Ferris Wheel.



Chto-to vrode togo. Something like that.

"Visit Pripyat". I have about six million fonts, but only three of them display Cyrillic characters, so sorry about that.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/08 16:57:08


Post by: Not Online!!!


i actually thought more along the lines of this:
https://fallout.fandom.com/wiki/Moe

The mutants would probably be better off as ogryn brutes.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/08 17:06:20


Post by: Excommunicatus


Ogryns painted green/blue and armed with nailboards was my first thought for Spawn, but maybe you're right. I could sneak in a cheeky 500pt Detachment of Brutes and Chimeras and it would give me an excuse to build another Enforcer.

I'm actually really, really liking the Moe idea, 'cause it also ties neatly ties in visually with what I think are the best Spawn minis I've ever seen

Spoiler:



which are by Kierdale and which you can find in his (excellent) Psychopomps thread over on the Bolter and Chainsword.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/08 19:37:35


Post by: Not Online!!!


 Excommunicatus wrote:
Ogryns painted green/blue and armed with nailboards was my first thought for Spawn, but maybe you're right. I could sneak in a cheeky 500pt Detachment of Brutes and Chimeras and it would give me an excuse to build another Enforcer.

I'm actually really, really liking the Moe idea, 'cause it also ties neatly ties in visually with what I think are the best Spawn minis I've ever seen

Spoiler:



which are by Kierdale and which you can find in his (excellent) Psychopomps thread over on the Bolter and Chainsword.

It's called a centaur actually, also quite depressing lore behind em, even more so then ghouls.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/09 16:22:22


Post by: Excommunicatus


FYI, as an illustrative guide to how I'm planning the (main, possibly only) board for this 'soup' to fight over, I think you should have a gander at these pics

Spoiler:


which are spoilered because they are NOT mine. They're by Daniel Kvasznicza.

Obviously nothing will be as tall as those towers, but that pile of rubble and ruined buildings in the centre-midground? Yeah, that's the spot.

EDIT - You might recall how I rhapsodized fairly early on in the thread about how budget was an important consideration in all of this for me and how it made me all moist that I could use the Cadians to represent a R&H, Astra Militarum or (about 75% of) a Genestealer Cult army. With the whole Hedonites of Slaanesh thing going on in Age of Sigmar I've had a look at that too and have been made aware that as well as a 2,250pt 40K Slaanesh Daemon army, I also have a (fairly decent) 2,800pt Slaanesh Daemon AoS army. So that's pretty cool. Never played AoS but will probably check it out. Played one game of WFB, ever. Got my Bretonnian face smashed in by a Dwarf. I've also branched into Kill-Team, where I can use the Cadians as their own Astra Militarum team, half of a Word Bearers team or half of a Genestealer Cult team. Just need a box of CSM and a box of Genestealers.

So my advice is that if budget is important, you should buy Daemons and Cadians/Catachans.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/14 16:39:09


Post by: Excommunicatus


Got a lightbox to go along with my new camera and since there's some Belarussian posting my pics on a shady Russian site as if they're his, I did a watermark.




Spoiler:

I know what you're thinking. Yes, the Iggle-Piggle is mine. The lightbox cost $19.99, plus HST, and shipped free 'cause my better half has a Prime account. It's pretty sunny here today so the pics haven't come out brilliantly, but I'm still tinkering. Going to try it out tonight, after dark.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/14 16:43:25


Post by: Not Online!!!


i belive you have run afoul of Vadim.

Nice work as always!


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/15 01:24:25


Post by: Excommunicatus



Ваня Викторовна Vanya Viktorovna;






Анна Викторовна Anna Viktorovna;


Саша Александровна Sasha Aleksandrovna;


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/15 16:05:23


Post by: Excommunicatus



Herself is too large for the lightbox, so I'm back on the curtain.

Фиолетовое Сердце The Violet Heart;





Scale shot


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/16 00:15:07


Post by: Excommunicatus


A few new things to keep you going through this slog of 'new' old pics until my new Chariots, Militia and Assassin are ready to be posted.

The Wulfen, kindly donated by Private Benjamin, which will eventually be raised on pedestals and which will form two of the four corners of Mamayev KurBen, are done and I built another Objective, R&H-themed.


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The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/16 12:27:21


Post by: Excommunicatus


Катя Викторовна Katya Viktorovna;






Алина Александровна Alina Aleksandrovna;




Сестры Yбоя The Sisters of Slaughter














Ее Kавалерия Her Cavalry








So, the Seekers in the Seekers box come with different bases to the Seekers in the SC! box, so I bought some replacements. Which are the wrong size. 'Cause I didn't check, 'cause I'm an anus.

Measure twice, cut once.

Ее Колесницы Her Chariots





In case it isn't clear:

two little claws or a little claw/Lash/Icon/Instrument is a Daemonette
one little claw and a big claw is an Alluress or an Exalted Alluress
two big claws and the 'Heartseeker' head is a Herald.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/16 20:59:32


Post by: Excommunicatus


Fixed The Motherland Calls!. She's 12.5" to the tip of her sword, so out comes the curtain again.

Родина Мать-Зовёт! The Motherland Calls!;





The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/16 21:24:30


Post by: Not Online!!!


Looks good as new, still a shame with that asshat.....

Are you planning a Socket for her like a small pyramid?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/16 22:19:18


Post by: Excommunicatus


Not Online!!! wrote:
Looks good as new, still a shame with that asshat.....

Are you planning a Socket for her like a small pyramid?


Yeah, it's a 24"x24" stepped-pyramid, goes up 1" each 'step', which is 2" wide. So, 24x24, 20x20, 16x16, 12x12, 8x8 and her on top.

She'll be 16.5" to from tabletop to the tip of her sword by the time it's done.

EDIT - Actually, it rises .5" with each step and it'll be 15.5" from tabletop to the tip of her sword. I posted this earlier in the thread to 'illustrate' the plan for Mamayev KurBen;



Grey is tabletop, grey-blue/black are the Wulfen/Kommissar statues, green is how tall the Guard are comparatively, pink is a Daemonette and purple is Herself.

Each cell is .5"x.5" and each 'step' is 2", so can take a base up to 50mm.

I reckon it's going to look pretty good having my Renegades charge down the front of that into the fascists, sorry, 'rebels'.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/19 12:32:12


Post by: Excommunicatus


New stuff! That's painted!

Даша Борисовна Dasha Borisovna


Unfortunately only one pic of her even slightly worked out. I'm having a hard time getting my camera to focus on what I want it to focus on, not whatever the [Expletive Deleted] it wants to. I'm going to try to do some group and army shots later so I'll try her again then.

EDIT - I also just noticed that 'The Forbidden Gem' fell off at some point between painting her and photographing her.

le sigh

Hellflayer 5;



Brings me to seven (7!) whole minis painted in 2019. So much for consistency.

A new pic of Hellflayer 4;



Clearly the Rule of Three wasn't a thing when I built my Chariots. Behold my five Hellflayers and tremble. Said nobody. Ever.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/19 12:34:07


Post by: Not Online!!!


I mean, i fear them, then again not really

looking good though.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/19 18:14:13


Post by: Excommunicatus



I can't force you to listen to this while you look at the pics, but it'll be better if you do. They're full-sized so go crazy.



ВЕЛИКИЙ КАВАЛКАДА
THE GRAND CAVALCADE

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon God they made






Даша Борисовна Dasha Borisovna

with The Forbidden Gem













Take a Daemonette away and that's a 2,250pt Chaos Daemons army. Six Heralds, sixty Daemonettes, three squads of six Seekers, six Chariots... Excluding Heralds, there are 94 models in this army with the <DAEMONETTE> keyword. Eight of them are bald; 23 of them have pink hair and one has white webbing. 62 of them have purple hair. That's 66%...

To be added; nine Fiends, Syll'Esske (who I'll be calling "The Bogatyr"), two Soul Grinders, an Infernal Enrapturess and The Contorted Epitome.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/19 22:12:57


Post by: Excommunicatus


And took a better scale shot of The Motherland Calls!, Herself, KomBat Petrichenko and a random Daemonette;



The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/20 06:29:19


Post by: shasolenzabi


Impressive work on those Daemonettes


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/20 06:31:09


Post by: Stormatious


Wooow looks awsome and nice you found that statue!

How?


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/20 12:58:03


Post by: Excommunicatus


Thanks to both of you.

The Motherland Calls! was found for me by fellow Dakkanaut minigiant, on page one or two.

Its from a Californian company called 3DPrintedDebris and I recommend them entirely.

https://www.3dprinteddebris.com/shop/24201903/statues-monuments?page=1

They have a section for statues and monuments and while they have some dubious ones ("Flashing Banana", anyone?) they also have the Venus de Milo, MLK Jr. Christ the Redeemer, the Thinker etc. etc.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/20 15:13:51


Post by: Stormatious


Neat. That's nice to know,

Thanks.


edit - This song reminds me of russia https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=326&v=uWlJcJT8xOc or some thing like that. Pretty interesting, i like that you offer the choice for people to listen to some thing while in your thread, i thought i was the only one


edit - The song is actualy quite good, this is the second day of me knowing about it, and i find my self listening to it again lol.


The Fall of Kronstaat IV - Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War [NSFW] 50 Shades of Purple, p9/10 @ 2019/05/21 19:11:12


Post by: Excommunicatus


FWIW, I've updated Post No. 2 with all the Daemon pics, if you want to look through them in one post.