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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you everybodypeeps.

While I am waiting for the results, thought I would throw me hat in on Gitsplitta's Mantis warrior comp.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/13500/289929.page#7271840

So here we go, unfortunately a live marine, not making a habit of this.

A pile of bits..


And construction begins..


Going for a termie, definately going chainswords and probably probably silly base, thoughts guys and dolls?




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Anything I can do to expand your horizons is a service to Dakka that I'll be proud of!

   
Made in us
Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Arizona

Remember: When making a Mantis Warrior, It needs to look lethal beyond reason.

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I see a band at the waist, are you tall-scaling him a bit or is that some other conversion/fix?

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







How many arms are you planning on giving him...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Well thank you guys.

@ Gits. I will try.

@ WP Again I will try

@ Grim Tall scaling a bit. Will put scale shots later.

@ DrH Lots.

So would like your thoughts on the shoulder pad here...


And a body shot..


Thoughts, ideas, critique welcome.




 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Pad looks good to me

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I like where you are going with this. Nitpick - the waist join looks a little rough, maybe a little more sanding? I love the crazy shoulder pad. I'm glad someone's doing a termie

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Hmm seems like those reactive pads are usually a more of a half-sphere sticking out, but the studs you've done do give a pretty solid, if lower tech, look. I think it's solid.

Now you've got me second guessing myself on tallscalling my own dudes

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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

@ MT Thanks bud.
@ Graven, on it boss, thank you.
@ Grim. By the time I get 20 layers of thic paint on it, you will be lucky to see the spots at all. LOL Thanks though. Wanted to make him very impossing so go tall.

OK end of this days efforts, just about...





And quick scale shot.


All comments and thoughts welcome here. Thanks for looking in.




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

He's hugemongus and really threatening but... those ... if they were just pink... bunny ears!

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Wow, still trying to catch up with everyone and all the projects, but I busted out laughing at the marines with Pom poms .

That termie looks tall enough that those chain saws could do a 'Lorraina Bobbit' on a knight Titan.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys, small update, Slight alterations to arms.


thoughts welcome.

Also coming soon next terrain competition, link in my sig...




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

What? You didn't like the bunny ears??

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I like the over the shoulder Chainswords, but could they be a bit more "Mantis" like? Maybe folded up ready to strike?

Really curious at seeing those mods you have pictured assembled to see what you have changed.

Really keen to see this unfold.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Happier now.





Thoughts?




 
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Far too much for me to catch-up and comment on - suffice to say... I love all your work dude

BTW, awesome dance moves going on there... Very Travolta-esque

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice!

Liking the adjustments to the mantiswords

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good job, Cam. What you have done with the overhead chain-things is what I was about to suggest you do to avoid giving himself a close haircut all the time.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you guys again.

So blocking in a bit of colour.



Is it green enough?




 
   
Made in nl
Wight Lord with the Sword of Kings






North of your position

Looks good to me!

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

I like the green... if you can keep that hue that way it is a nice new take on the mantis theme...

the preying mantis arms are a cool idea... tho I have a slight issue with the working mechanisms for making it convincingly a threat for others rather than towards himself...fighting that way is still very hazardous?... I like the way you used the chaos chainswords... always a cool choice there... but I am wondering wether a pincer like chainsword setup would work better?... just an idea that came to my mind...

   
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Arizona

It looks like a shiny carapace. I like it.

A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. - Maxim 12 - The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries

Check out my painting and modeling blog here! Currently I'm working on getting my painting set up... set up. 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you guys.

@ thenoobbomb, Thank you.
@ Vik, Thank you, and I hear you on the safety issue, just hope they have no Health and Safety Executive in the 40th.
@ WP Thank you, thats what I was aiming for.

So still WIP but getting close now, few touch ups to do.







Thanks for looking in and thoughts appreciated.




 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Love the engine glow thought I'd comment on something other than the spankingly cool shoulder saws

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks Graven.

So I need your help here, anyone see anything I am missing, these are not quite final shots but very very close.

Suppose I better explain him first. So my thinking was a veteran of many years service, expert in close combat as ammo is getting low, he's a big strong lad, and is even taler than the standard genetic freak, he's had some converted chainswords put on to give a little extra oompf! He grabs you in those fists you are sliced and diced before you know it. I went for a "chitinous" feel to the armour, it's ceramite so it aint going to rust, and he keeps it maintained as you would have to. He carries lots of gear on him, and has lots of pouches to gather "materials" after the battle, to keep his gear up to scratch. He has many battle honours and has even got a nice little relic hanging from his waist.

I have done two different bass at the moment, a battle base, and a decorative base.

The battle base is a standard 40mm. Should be OK for gaming, although you could maybe say a bit tall.







The scenic base tells a bit more of a story, so in this he has just "teleported" in , and well being a terminator I could not really help myself. The stick in the corner is the Homing beacon thingy.







And a close up.



So like I said please could you point out anything I am missing before I finalise these, I just noticed he is a bit wonky on the scenic base, not quite flat footed so going to have to sort that out for a final photo shoot.

Thank you all for looking and your support.




 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Very nice.....like the little knee pad mantis face, and the teleport base is a great idea.

Only thing I'd say is maybe a touch of metal on the joints for the chainswords - but that's more a personal thing.


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Not only have you finished your model, painted the model, and based it... you've built a scenic base to display him on... and I've only just stuck the arms on mine!

Anyway...
"I need you clothes, your boots and your motorcycle... nah, forget it..." Buzzz *Arrgh* "Die heretic"

Good job, Cam.
Great job on the face, very "veteran" look to him.

Only thing I'm not sure about is the colours of the relic thing. I'm sure you have your reasons, but I'm not getting it?


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Epic, I love the scenic base with the scorched earth teleport! That's inspired work there.

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You've got the whole "Termator" thing going with the teleportation sphere... very cool.

   
 
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