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More Death Guard test models. Still mostly Mk III marines with some modern DG bits along with some older chaos and zombie bits.





As it turns out the chest plates on the new DG are a tad too big for other marine armor, green stuff makes it work and the gaps between the back plate and chest are hidden by the backpacks, but still annoying.

 
   
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And more Death Guard. First off my one squad of actual DG models.







Freaking epic awesome models but... OMG such a pain to assemble, with guns and arms and tentacles and spikes all needing to be aligned just right... You need 4 hands just to build an infantry model. And painting is going to be a new world of annoyance.

There doesn't seem to be any sort of command squad/vets/chosen in the DG codex so I guess they will just be a hideously expensive squad with all the plague shillelagh and bubonic cricket bat type weapons.

Back to Mark III kit bashes.





They need more hobby knife and pin vice battle damage but are basically done. This squad is just starting down the road to corruption with just chaos guns and a shoulder pad on most of them.

Now I still need to sort how I will do bases and then I can start painting.

Oh and 3 more squads so I can have 7 squads of 7 plague marines.

And rhinos...

Ug.


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Busy weekend modelling wise.

Started on my Daemon Prince and decided he should be sitting down so he can have a drink with my enthroned Genestealer Patriarch. He also needed a nurgle belly.





Wings will be added after painting, but the next job is the base full of body parts and such.


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Finally the crime boss got some new shoulder pads.



Still needs more bling and something on the base but I think he's shaping up well.

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OK I think that's basing sorted now.


 
   
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Squad 5/7





Nothing terribly interesting about them but I am proud of the guy with the Banner of Wounding on 6s in the second shot. Just 2 Death Guard arms and some extra skulls and he looks totally bad ass.

 
   
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And finally squad 6/7 the Swamp Bellies (Death Guard chest plates+Mark III Marines)





And 7/7 Squad Come At Me Bro





So I now have 7 Squads of 7 Plague Marines (plus 7 possesed, and 5 terminators, soon to be 7). Now for Rhinos and bases and then painting. Ug.

Oh and a surprise which is in questionable taste.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

Oh and a surprise which is in questionable taste.

You piqued my interest with "questionable taste."

   
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It's not so much the prurient type of bad taste. I don't work blue.

It's thinking of a giant covid spore to lead the army.
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I don't think I ever posted a painted pic of these little guys. So uh, here's one.


 
   
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Every model is an Arbites model once they have a Salet Helmet on!

I got the Orlock wreckers and arms masters mostly for the 2 doggies and Hammer Time, but the remaining 5 models make for a nice drop troop execution squad.





(Counts as 5 man Scion squad with 2 flamers)



I do like how the sarge came out, just pointing at you and coming with his knife. A guy with a gun is scary but you more or less know what he's doing to do, a guy calmly walking towards you with a knife? That's scary on a whole other level cause you don't know where he's going to put it or what he's going to cut off.

 
   
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So yeah this thing.



I was all set to praise the model to the heavens. It comes with a neat internal frame to hold all the sphere parts, the spikes are all designed so they can only fit in the right hole AND if you're having trouble (like say because the instructions are misprinted ) the numbers for each spike are clearly printed inside each indentation.

Unlike so many other GW models this one seems to want to be built and was actively engineered to make it easy!

(I assume the model was outsourced since this is so unlike GW)

But for all of that it still has cracks! The sphere almost fits perfectly but not quite. I don't know if you can see it in the picture but the model is on my desk not I can see them from 3' away. Maybe paint and green stuff will hide them but still...

Anyway this floating virus spore will either serve as a daemon prince or as that plague furnace terrain thing, haven't quite decided.

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What is the giant covid spore, incidentally? I am clearly out of touch with GW models...

The new plague marines are indeed a PITA to assemble but they're actually pretty quick and easy to paint, I found, especially with Contrast and a bit of medium. Not that that has led to me finishing painting the horde of them I got from the relevant Hachette run.

My painting & modelling blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/699224.page

Serpent King Games: Dragon Warriors Reborn!
http://serpentking.com/

 
   
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Endless spell, the Purple Sun of somebody or another.

I'm now thinking Daemon Prince, the face has a lot of personality and I like the idea of it just floating around and people dropping dead.

Besides it's a skull with spikes! Basically GW design distilled into one model!

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Perfect! Found one on sprue on eBay for £9.

My painting & modelling blog: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/699224.page

Serpent King Games: Dragon Warriors Reborn!
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Hey Kid- you'll have to add some rivets, then you've got the demonic presence of Games Workshop!

Very interesting piece and yes, I can see the cracks/seams, but they look like a very little greenstuff or even a bit of heavier paint will handle them.

Rock on!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Going back to an old WIP inquisitor




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 Ian Sturrock wrote:
Perfect! Found one on sprue on eBay for £9.


For anyone else looking turns out the Purple Sun is not with the "Endless Spells" but with the "Malign Sorcery"

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Malign-Sorcery-Spells-2021

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Northumberland

That Inquisitor is awesome, love the greasus goldtooth pose.

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# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
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Two more WIPs...



Got some cheap rhinos from a bits service but just the bare bones, no hatches or extras. Which is fine for Nurgle I think, the wooden hatches and patches add a little something.

Unfortunately bare bones also meant no tracks, but I had literally sprues full of the old Leman Russ/Chimera tracks to that worked too.



And finally want to recommend Apoxie Sculpt, a 2 part putty that comes in 1lb containers. It doesn't hold detail like green stuff but if you need to make some cheap and cheerful bases it works fine.

 
   
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Nice idea with the boarded up hatches, definitely makes them unique...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
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So in Greek Myth Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, emerged fully grown and armored from the head of Zeus. I always thought that was a great metaphor for inspiration, that feeling when there's an idea gelling in your head and beating on your skull to get out.

So yeah...

How about this guy



Stromcast Lord somebody or another into...



This guy.

Shoulder gun, sheathed sword, hammer counts as the fist, and get a unique primarch who can count as Papa Smurf. And has a better pose.

 
   
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And another WIP. I really need to paint something one of these days...

Anyway since I started my mad quest of building every flier under the sun out of the Valkyrie and Dakkajet kits I can't count how many times I have been asked where is your light Counter Insurgency (COIN) scout plane?

Well I guess I can count. It's zero.

But I still wanted to do it.

First off the Bell of Lost Souls has this great conversion:

https://spikeybits.com/2009/12/on-a-steel-horse-i-ride-valkyrie-jet-conversion.html



And here's mine...





I built mine out of some job lot Valk bits so had to make some compromises, but the basic recipe should work out of Valk kit.

Built the cockpit normally, then sawed off the bottom half inch. Built the booms normally then joined them with a 1/2 inch plastic rod. Then stacked a second rod on top to hold up the wedge-shaped bit. Had to saw the wings a bit shorter since I didn't have the bits for the VTOL jets. Finally used a plasma conduit as the turbine on the bottom. Detailing and weapons will follow.

And best of all this recipe leaves most of the bits you need to do a Valk to Arvus Lighter conversion.


 
   
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That is a 'way cool conversion! Like if an F4 Phantom and a Ju-88 Stuka had a love child, this is what it would look like!

Seriously- very nice work.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Thank you for the kind words!

Finished the detailing last night, looks pretty good, can't wait to get some paint on it.





Temped to buy a valk and see if can do the 2 for 1 deal

 
   
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Neat stuff - rhinos with boards nailed to them is pretty solidly 40k, but the bloodbowl conversions the best. Getting a plane and an Arvis from a valk is a sweat deal.
   
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 kestral wrote:
Neat stuff - rhinos with boards nailed to them is pretty solidly 40k, but the bloodbowl conversions the best. Getting a plane and an Arvis from a valk is a sweat deal.


I have enough random Valk bits to build myself a nice Double Wide shuttle.



I was wondering what to count it as, then I remembered I'm starting a Space Marine army (remember when I started that space marine army? maybe I ought to finish that).

WIP shot, I think the recipe is pretty obvious (2 valk hulls next to each other, storm raven turret for the cockpit, bits to taste), just have to sand down the fronts of the hulls to get a join and there's some gaps to patch.



So anyway double wide valkyrie shuttle counts as a Storm Raven.

Gotta get back to the TIE lander too.

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Arvus Family Photo



After the double long and the double wide, what next?

Double decker?

Cube of 4?

Maybe I can make a Thunderhawk out of Valkyrie hulls?

We shall see.

 
   
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Northumberland

Oh damn, that Valk jet looks absolutely superb. I've been thinking about what kits to convert up for a archaeopter for my admech and you have given me some cracking ideas!

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OK I officially LOVE the Outcast gang sprue.



10 shotgun Arbites using the 'football' body.



Psy judge, judge and assassin from the female great coat.

Just a fun kit, could have been a ton better with 2 different sprues but still a lot of fun. It's like the kit I've been waiting years for.

 
   
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Not where I should be

Its always interesting coming here.




 
   
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I can't promise good painting, or lately any painting at all, but I'll definitely have something interesting.

 
   
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Some backwater sump

I got the small box of the hive scum over the weekend. Are you dong anything for the big gaps in the coats where the 2 halves of the bodies join?

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