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Melbourne

Tread plate is a fantastic touch Gits. Real simple too.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I couldn't figure it out either Dr H. If I do tear apart the doors, they'll be repainted green but then have large MW badge decals put on them, which will make them look mostly yellow. There are a few fine details, one of which I have yet to add... that I can do in yellow, but they'll never look like the speeders. They were just made with a different design ethic.

@Snrub: I seem to recall that it's called "hardware cloth"... but I might be mistake about that.

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 Gitsplitta wrote:
I couldn't figure it out either Dr H. If I do tear apart the doors, they'll be repainted green but then have large MW badge decals put on them, which will make them look mostly yellow. There are a few fine details, one of which I have yet to add... that I can do in yellow, but they'll never look like the speeders. They were just made with a different design ethic.


Well it does fit the fluff of the army, if I remember right. Being rebuilt with new or spare equipment, some will be older styles then others, the speeders are new additions and have come with a new chap in the paint shop who has different ideas to the old man who's been there from the start...

If you have large decals, you could add one to the top hatch as I've seen many armies do (or a squad marking etc...) that would break up the large green expanse on top. But I would be very cautious of doing that though, it might be too much. Maybe only a little yellow edging to the hatch doors... I'd probably leave it green if it was mine, it's a very nice green with a very nice shading effect.


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Melbourne

Hardware cloth eh? Might have to get some and bling up my Russ.

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Excellent idea Dr H, I'll take a look at that. I actually need to redo my transfer sheet as my yellow shade has changed somewhat over the years. More gold than pure yellow now.

I just asked the guys to show me fine mesh, I didn't care what it was made from. This was the second thing we looked at. I'm not sure that hardware cloth is the correct term... so take it with a grain of salt.

   
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Welwyn Garden City, England

Deimos Preds in any flavour are available to all the 'dexes - only one that isnt is the Infernus and that is only not available to BA as its meant to be a non-BA variant of the Baal.

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Madison, WI

Got it... thanks Ross!

   
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I don't know!

Looking good gits!

   
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Portsmouth, UK

Nice Rhinos! Though like other people said I don't think there is another place you can add yellow with out it making it seem out of place.

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Ninth P&M Summary!

GMS marine from weetyskeiman44:


Finally finished up my MoTF:


Celebrated a milestone:


Painted a tape measure: (needs more work)


Made an objective marker:


Two plasma cannoneer sternguard:


GMS marine for Yggsdrasil: Brother Duciss, tranquility vanguard (corrupted)


Dressed up an old Mk. VII apothecary for trade:


Did the same with a Mk VII librarian:


Built a defensive wall:


Finished enough infantry to field 2 tactical squads:


And lastly... rescued two crappy old land speeders and turned them into Typhoons:


Hmmm.... I've been busy!




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Well done indeed! A great way to celebrate 350. It's so great to see stuff that hasn't popped up in a while; I'd forgotten for instance, just how good the finished plamas were. Keep on truckin'!

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That marine with the double length chainswords looks really cool!

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I love this hobby! and how the addition of a simple tread plate can make such an amazing difference to a model, gits it looks awesome and it's such a little thing! lol :-)

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Love your landspeeders gits - the colours are just so insecty! Beautiful like a mantis.

P.S. My marine still has fluff stuck under his chin.

   
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Madison, WI

*chuckle* Sorry weety... that's an old pic. He's un-fluffed now.

Thanks guys. Not my most prolific run, but what doesn't show here are all the orks, nids and crons I did during the same period.

@graven: took me a while to figure out what a "plamas" was... p-llamas?? Anyway, finally sorted it.

@Ross: Ah yes, you're fairly new to the blog & probably missed that one. It was a trade for Yggs that I'd owed him for a long time. Those get special attention. inmygravenimage has one coming & partially done. Probably be the first thing I address when I know my Adepticon army is sorted.

@nerdfest: Did some more work on the tread plates last night. They do make a difference.


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Made significant progress on one of the rhinos in the wee hours this morning. Tread plates, edge highlighting, new metal parts, etc. Unfortunately the yellows are all over the board... that will get addressed eventually but who can say when. The tread plate yellow is where I want these to lean towards. Have one more major element to add, then we'll see. At some point I'll have to set these down and finish the rest of my list... but I'm not quite there yet.

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Looking good gitts!!! I really want 50 pages so I can do a round up as well!!!

   
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Northern Wastelands

Fantastic job Gits! You`re an inspiration for sticking to your guns both in production volume and quality

R

   
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LLoads of pLLasma! Also that treadplate is ace, I'd been wondering how to finish of my Mk1 hatches - thieved!

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That's a goodly amount of work there, and all really good quality as well. The osl on the plasma looks great.
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Your a Machine!.. Good re-capp. !

 
   
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Great work Gits - keep it all coming

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Melbourne

Some steller work here Gits. Here's to another 50 glorious pages.

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Thanks all!

No moss growing under my feet. Have continued to work on the rhinos. Only one more thing to add on them and they'll be "done" until I can make the time to weather all the vehicles. I go from here to the edge highlighting and final details on the land speeders.

I'll be sending Yellowbeard a couple of Mk-1 Razorbacks for his Adepticon army & he was needing some extras for them that it turns out I can't provide... namely storm bolters and dozer blades. I didn't have any ideas on the dozer blades (so if any of you out there have any of the old Mk-1 blades like the ones on my rhino... you might drop Yellowbeard a PM), however... I thought I might be able to mock-up at least one storm bolter out of the bits available. Below is the result. Two of the bolters that come with the Mk-1 kit, some plasticard and a stormbolter handle from the upgrade sprue that I somehow had kept tossing around in a box for years and years. I've cut an extra cowl & tossed it so he can make a second one if he's of a mind or doesn't find a better option.



Expect the final rhino update some time later today.

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Holy ! That's awesome, Gits. Thanks, man.

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I post these pics knowing most, if not all of you won't like the result. Keep in mind that spirit that this army is intended to recapture... a throw-back to an earlier time in 40k. I've added the grab rails on sides of the rhino and it's amazing how completely they change the feel of the thing. I'm ambivalent about it... my wife hates it. But... I think I'm going to leave them there, at least through Adepticon. They are very lightly glued on from the two middle struts only, so they can be removed with a minimum of damage to the vehicle.

So... sans chipping and weathering, these are definitely done. I softened the yellows so they're more along the golden color I really want, added lots of details that weren't there before, and the grab bar of course. The grab bars were notorious for breaking in the middle. I'm sure these will too eventually, but my hope is that they'll last through the event.

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Ooooooooooh wow. Well call me peculiar then, Coz I like them.
So much so, that I have immediately added it to my list of things to do to future models.

and a nice way to add that little bit extra yellow.

They look brilliant. Good job.


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Leave those rails alone right now young man! they look excellent! so different but they capture the style and era you are aiming for! I really like them and in yellow they are just the perfect addition, and tell your wife she's wrong for once!!!

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Melbourne

Wow these are top notch. I love the old style rhinos and your skill really brings them to life.

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Thanks guys, I appreciate the support. They really change the feel of the model. I'm sure making them yellow accentuates the difference & if I'd made them a more neutral color it wouldn't have been as obvious. But... if I'm going to add them, I might as well go "all in" and have them jump out at you! The choice of yellow was also inspired by modern railroad equipment. Rails on locomotives and such are usually painted in bright colors for safety's sake. White, yellow or red are common. I figured the same reasoning would hold true for these... you wouldn't want a marine forgetting they were there and knocking himself cold while entering or exiting the vehicle!

   
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I have never seen grab rails before on a rhino and I quite like them.
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