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Collinsville IL

Well I gone and dun'it, I started a P&M blog. I've always wanted to do this *Giddy*. For years and years I've wanted to break into this hobby and sink my teeth into it but because of how freg'n expensive our hobby is its always eluded me. I've spent my time well though, reading as much as I could in P&M blogs and Tutorials and I finally have a fantastic job that pays me enough money to waste on something I enjoy.
My sources of inspiration are: Smiling assassin's Irkutsk 24th http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/235696.page
TheAmbit's gun jeeps http://advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=17176&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=60
AwsomePaintjobs' Tutorial videos http://www.youtube.com/user/awesomepaintjob
Bungaroo's 3rd Kreig tutorials http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?126013-%93DEATH%92S-HEAD%94-3rd-Krieg-Tank-Division-Titan-Hunter-Detachment/page19
The Army Painter's 3 step process http://www.thearmypainter.com/

My log is meant to be a motivator and a place to show off stuff I've done.
I'll leave the fluff stuff for another post.
For the majority of my first squad I'm still waiting for some1 to make the kind of rifles I'm looking for, I really like Anvil industry's rifles and I have a few of them on their way in the mail. So I'll see how they come out. For the time being I'm using Maxmini's Combat torsos', and my pistols are from Zinge Industry.

First guy I have put together, one of my squad medics with pistol and combat knife.

I used the medic shoulder and arm and I bashed the sergeant pistol grip onto my Zinge pistol

I shaved off 2/3 of the Maxmini back pack (Made me cringe because they arnt cheep >_<!) but when I slamed on the medic back pack it was totally worth it.

The knife is the special weapon arm with the hand cut off and glued upright. The blade came from the mounted rifle bayonet.

My Devildog! Being a Marine I have a fondness for bulldogs and when I posted in the swap shop offering to buy one timetowaste85 came to the rescue and GAVE me one...thats right, FOR FREE. He even paid for shipping. So Thanks again Brian, I'm going to name him after you.

Thats it for now, I'll post more as soon as the Anvil rifles arrive.


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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Seattle, WA USA

Where is the dog from ?

The only poorly painted miniature is the one that is not painted. 
   
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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation





Collinsville IL

Mantic games 10man ironclad troops
http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Kings-of-War/Dwarfs/Core-Units/Product/Dwarf-Ironclad-Troop-10-Figures.html

   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Seattle, WA USA

thanks!

The only poorly painted miniature is the one that is not painted. 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Melbourne, Australia

Keen to see more. The glock was a shock to see ha.
   
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Collinsville IL

Thanks! Hopefully those rifles will arrive from across the pond sometime next week.

   
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Melbourne, Australia

Subscribed! Can't wait to see more.

"Whilst we stand, we fight. Whilst we fight, we prevail. Nothing shall stay our wrath"
Guilliman and the Ultramarines are like Manchester United, everyone hates them because they are so awesome!

 
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





California + Philidelphia

that guy turned out really great! always glad to see more IG on dakka, im subbed

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Very well done. Love the dog!

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Near Boston

Awesome stuff. you should do up a necromunda gang. Just as an excuse to make up some more awesome dudes. or a Killzone crew.

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Link to my Index Thread here on dakka


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Veni, Vidi discessi.-Galorn. 
   
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Collinsville IL

Hey guys I have an update!
Anvil Industries Widow maker test rifles came today, I only ordered 2 but I'm glad thats all I got because I don't know how in the same heck I'd get more left arms to hold the models.
Aside from that I got a personal note from Joel which is pretty darn cool. The quality of these rifles is superb you can even aim down the iron sights lol. He warned me in his thread that the rifles arnt made with IG in mind (He is making an IG line soon and some rifle arms so IG can hold the rifles.) but knowing me I was like "Pft just take my money and gtfo Joel.". LOL anyways here we go.

First up is my Comms specialist

He is holding his widdowmaker w/PEQ-7 Laser designator. I made the designator out of spare Tau rifle scope,its really hard to see in person but its pretty convincing.

When I paint up my guys the Catacan (eh spelling? oh well) grenades will be painted in a smoke grenade fashion. ( to better visually mark targets)

I'm trying to keep in mind what equipment is represented, The knife for example, on the medic he has it pulled out but my radioman doesn't so on the model its sheaved. Also being invaluable to the squad the radioman wouldn't be used in an assault fireteam so he doesn't carry grenades.

In his hands he holds a radio that I will later (this week or next) attach a wire to the radio box. I just cut the radio off the voxcaster helmet being careful to leave some of the wires.

Next up is my Corporal (assault team), he is outfitted with the widdowmaker carbine with attached flashlight.
The stock was a nightmare aswell with the radiomans'. I just couldn't get the size right, so now I gotta GS to smooth it out. Joel warned me.

The flashlight was the Anvil scope but the sun visor cut flush.

Regarding his equipment he has extra grenades because the nature of his role in the squad.

Joel didn't/forgot to send a Magazine with the carbine so I used one off of a lasgun, it works great being a more smg variant w/ smaller caliber.

get get a good shot on the horrible stock fitting, What a PITA!! I tried useing the lasgun stock but it was super fail.

Group shot!

   
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Hey!

They look great, im very impressed at your putting the time in to convert guard properly with these. The guns are a little oversized as I said but so are all GW weapons. I will try to get the smaller versions printed sooner rather than later, as the rifles are pretty popular.

Im definately going to make the laser designator, and some upright fore grips are in order as well I think!

I actually quite like the carbine with the stock like that, reminds me of an MP7 PDW, but an industrial scale version!!

Sorry about the missing mag! Did you carefully in the invoice folds and right inside the Jiffy bag? They are very small and it could have come out of the bag. Of course its equally likely I just plain forgot in which Im sorry and ill chuck a few extra mags in with a future order if you place one.

Look forward to seeing how this log progresses!

Cheers,

AH

Creative Director at Anvil Industry. Posting on Dakka in a personal capacity, except in the official Anvil Industry N&R thread.
Anvil Industry Webstore
Anvil Industry Facebook Page with regular updates/news.

 
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





California + Philidelphia

really nice! how did you make the radio? and how did you make the guns?

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Bradley Beach, NJ

Rogue Wolves wrote:really nice! how did you make the radio? and how did you make the guns?


The radio is a Catachan vox caster, the gun appears to be third-party I have no clue what brand.

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California + Philidelphia

^ i was more talking about the walkie talkie in his hand

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Bradley Beach, NJ

I did not even notice that until now...
It sorta looks like a cut down Tau grenade

Hive Fleet Aquarius 2-1-0


http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/527774.page 
   
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Collinsville IL

Read the discription guys. The rifles are from anvil industries e they are awsome.

   
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!





Conroe, TX

Keep this up! Love the guard, where did you get those torsos?

The pen is mightier then the sword, but you must keep a sword handy for when the pen runs out of ink.
 
   
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Detroit, Michigan, US

Love em! They simply look outstanding! I love the minimax chests, when I can afford it I plan on buying some.

Those rifles are very nice, like a mix between a bolter and a SCAR! Though I'd of just removed the stock like a bolter. Though cutting down such a beautiful weapon would make me cry. lol

"A good soldier obeys without question.
A good officer commands without doubt."

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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Melbourne, Australia

Wow, those look darn cool. I love the use of the Anvil widow makers. They really look like special ops veterans with all their equipment and weapons, which is awesome.

"Whilst we stand, we fight. Whilst we fight, we prevail. Nothing shall stay our wrath"
Guilliman and the Ultramarines are like Manchester United, everyone hates them because they are so awesome!

 
   
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Collinsville IL

TheLordOfSins wrote:Love em! They simply look outstanding! I love the minimax chests, when I can afford it I plan on buying some.

Those rifles are very nice, like a mix between a bolter and a SCAR! Though I'd of just removed the stock like a bolter. Though cutting down such a beautiful weapon would make me cry. lol

Yeah both the torsos' and Widowmakers look just absolutely amazing! and I did cringe when I started chopping. Shaveing the back packs off the torsos' so the medicpack and vox caster could fit on them made me feel sick because if I fugged up it would cost me more $$$ to replace :( but it worked out . If you get the Widdow makers before Anvil Industries makes their IG arms be sure to have plenty of spare arms and riflearms and IG bits in general and be prepared to be creative to fit them.

Rogue Wolves wrote:really nice! how did you make the radio? and how did you make the guns?

The radio is the mouth piece from the vox caster, I choped it off leaving some of the cables attached. I fitted the Widdow maker rifles by first cutting off their grip/trigger and their riflebutts. My thoughts being I'll use the lasgun riflebutts and lasgun grip/trigger. The grip and trigger worked of course, but getting the butt of the rifle just right was terrible. You can see my radiomans' rifle but has a weird white thing in it. That white thing is a half of a Tau (comms thingy that goes on their helmet) comss relay I was able to put between the gap. The upside is that now it looks like a folding stock, so it worked out lol.
I began the same way with the carbine cutting off both parts, once again the stock didn't reach the rifle so instead of fiddleing with it I cut the entirety of the lasgun stock off the arm. I then dry fitted the widdowmaker stock on and I had to clip a minuet chunk out of the stock and flip it upside down for it to fit.

To clean the rifles and fit them and completely finish those 2 guys head 2 bottom took just about an hour.
Edit - forgot the update lol

Well I'm going to hold off on more infantry until Anvil Industries comes out with his IG compatible widdowmaker arms.
So vehicles it is!

This is my first time with Green stuff, with a hobby saw, and with plastic card.
It looks like super fail I know but I hope I can sand it down after it dries...or whatever the stuff does...

I'm converting my Valkyrie into a friggen jet plane. It looks a crap ton better then a vendetta and it fits the them of my army.
http://blog.spikeybits.com/2009/12/on-steel-horse-i-ride-valkyrie-jet.html I'm following this tutorial but I'm so amateur at this, it is proving to be difficult to me.
The tutorial makes it sound real simple but there is a ton of measuring you have to do. I'm past the hard part though all I have left are the wings and cleaning it up a bit more.
I'm not sure how I'm going to mount any weapons or what weapons to mount I'll probably magnetize twhatever I choose.
I can't stress what a PITA its been so far, I think I'll just hire someone to do my next two whenever I can afford it.

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Moore, Ok.

Some really great work! They have alot of character.
And I don't mean to sound like TFG, but it's hillarious how many questions would/could be answered if people would read those little words you put around the pics!

"But i'm more than just a little curious, how you're planning to go about making your amends, to the dead?" -The Noose-APC

"Little angel go away
Come again some other day
The devil has my ear today
I'll never hear a word you say" Weak and Powerless - APC

 
   
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Collinsville IL

Meh, it happens I'll take all the encouragement I can thanks alarmingrick.

Anyways my plan so far for collecting is to start with a necromunda gang\death squads gang. The next step is a 200 point kill team. Then profit. or a 1750 list.
I'm utter crap at makeing lists so I'll probably ask for help


   
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California + Philidelphia

ahh well im glad i hate my vox heads, thats a ton of walkies for me! thanks for that, and also thanks for link on the tutorial.. cant waite to see how yours turns up

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Collinsville IL

Yeah, but if you think of how terrible they are with the voxs' on you should see how terrifed your guy's eyes are after you cut half his face off :(
The tutorial is kick ass, next up for me will be
http://blog.spikeybits.com/2009/12/get-to-choppa-orky-conversion.html but with less Ork, lol.

   
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California + Philidelphia

that is cool, i never heard of this blog and plan on looking into it.. and hey the terror in his eyes is ok.. when you have so many nice heads like the FW ones, and the metal IG ones... poor voxy dosent stand a chance


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now while i never do this.. (normaly) i shall direct you to my IG
- http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/443344.page
and my others
- http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/410300.page

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Hard-Wired Sentinel Pilot





Usually somewhere in England

Ace looking IG conversions - the Anvil weapons work really well. you've definitely given me plenty of ideas to steal for my squads!

IMHO IG should always look individuals (even if you are building a 200 man army - no excuses!)

Keep it coming!
Laney
   
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Collinsville IL

of course! when you start building your guys let me know so i can see and take inspiration off of you in return . Ive been building ideas for about 5 years or so, so i have a ton more sweet infantry to create.

   
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California + Philidelphia

omg you need to go take a look at laneys work, im sure it will be some good inspiration

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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Southend

Great work. I love that you put individual attention detail in each model its the the way to go. It will take a long time but when you are finished you will have totally unique units. Every figure I paint is an individual. Look forward to seeing more.

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