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Some more outcast WIPs.



Female judges using the great coat body. I didn't really have any issues with gaps, but the 2 part body is a complicated join, if you miss a stub from the sprue you could mess up the whole body.



WIP genestealer cultists. The padded armor body is another good one, looks like something someone might wear, good pose too. The bald head with the tuft is funky and off putting enough for cultist.



Grr, out of focus.

Of the 4 bodies (why or why didn't they do a full sprue! why!? ) 3 are really good. The football one, the great coat and the padded armor. Then there's this one. The makeshift armor is fitting for Necromunda but now every 4th guy is wearing the same makeshift armor. With the same bullet holes in the same places.

And while the coats have a fairly good running pose, these guys look like their skipping. And the fact they all have the same wrench bouncing off their hip is really annoying, I've been snipping it off.

And of course all the arms are locked into pairs. The guns have a hand or fingers molded to them and each is different so this arm can only hold the shotgun and that one can only hold the lasgun. Even the single weapon arms some are burly, others thin. The knife and the revolver look like they go together but the lasgun and the axe are clear mismatches. Maybe the thin arms are supposed to be for the female body? But just putting sleeves on every arm would have made that irrelevant.

So as usual this is a good kit, even a really good kit, that could have been better even with the 1 half sprue limitation.


 
   
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It's quite a huge collection of these fellas now. Any chance of an army shot. Even unpainted I bet they are impressive.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
It's quite a huge collection of these fellas now. Any chance of an army shot. Even unpainted I bet they are impressive.


The last shipment of them should be arriving shortly and then I'll do a group shot. Something like 20 more judges and 30 more GS Cultists (when mixed with some other odds and ends).

Meanwhile for reasons known only to the Hobby ADHD gods I'm looking at finally finishing my 130 man+ metal Cadian army. (Count as Scion drop troops)



I have 20 more rifle men to add and ended up with some odds and ends. Can't get Simple Green here so the stripping job is not as good as I will like but primer will hide it well. And yes, I am stripping someone's black paint job so I can replace it with my (undoubtedly worse) black paint job.



A bit of snipping and the waving sgt gets a standard. The power pack lascannon crewman will be a medic and I have a pretty decent suicide command squad.


 
   
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Still lots of detail work to do and bases but the idea is there, 150+ metal Cadians (counting as Scions/Storm Troopers)



Gets up to 170~180 with the Imperial Army dudes.

Should I go for a nice round 200?

 
   
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Those are some pretty impressive Cadian shots.

   
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Should I go for a nice round 200?

make it 300... has a better ring to it...

   
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Well #$%^ me.

• For every five models in the unit, up to two other Tempestus Scions may replace their hot-shot lasgun with a flamer, meltagun, plasma gun, grenade launcher or hot-shot volley gun.


This was not the rule when I started this project. When I started it was 5-10 models, 1 sgt, 2 specials. Now it's 4 specials if you have 10 guys.

That changes things. A lot. Every one of those squads can have FOUR plasma/meltas rather than two.

Plasma meltas that went OOP 2 or 3 months ago and now sell for like $20 a piece.

(As it happens I have six of them in blisters, but I'd thought they might pay for the girls' college one day, I suppose I could extend the barrels on some of the guns to count as volley guns...)

Of course you can bet as soon as I start adding guns 9th edition will kick the number back down to 2.

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You're making me sweat for my 10 man 4 plasma Inquisitorial Stormtrooper squads

For the plasmas/meltas, is that using the newer, Eye of Terror era Cadian metal special weapons, rather than the classic cadian sorts?

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 ph34r wrote:
You're making me sweat for my 10 man 4 plasma Inquisitorial Stormtrooper squads

For the plasmas/meltas, is that using the newer, Eye of Terror era Cadian metal special weapons, rather than the classic cadian sorts?


Yeah. Early on I made the Executive Decision that 3rd edition metals were acceptable if I could not find 2nd edition dudes. I'm not proud of this compromise, but a man does what he can. Most of then specials are 2nd edition but there's some 3rd sprinkled in. Soon to be more I guess...

Of course there's also these guys...

https://victoriaminiatures.com/collections/regiments-of-the-galaxys-finest/products/arcadian-guard-universal-10-man-squad



Resin and $60 a squad though Which I guess is only $5 more than GW.

The same thing happened to me with the Arbites. I build my 2nd edition metal guys to use the Krieg Engineer rules (5-10 men, shotguns, 2 specials) but in 9th Engineers lost their specials... So I guess they're scions too, with hot-shot shotguns.

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Yeah I like the variety of Victoria miniatures but not the price!

That's an awesome looking force.

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As a fellow maniacal metal collector, I know it's hard to hear, but please listen: collect what you like, but only worry about what's "optimal" up to the maximum size game you'd actually ever play. After that, it's just for looks, so go rule of cool.

I'm jealous of the old school cadians. when I started 40k, I went with praetorians, but if I could do it over again I'd go Cadians.

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Kid_Kyoto,

Old classic metal all the way man.

Nice seeing a classic Cadian metal army painted up.

Sadly I sold all three metal Cadian armies I painted.

Cheers,

CB


   
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 Polonius wrote:
As a fellow maniacal metal collector, I know it's hard to hear, but please listen: collect what you like, but only worry about what's "optimal" up to the maximum size game you'd actually ever play. After that, it's just for looks, so go rule of cool.

I'm jealous of the old school cadians. when I started 40k, I went with praetorians, but if I could do it over again I'd go Cadians.


They are good fun models, quick to paint and look good. And frankly I like the design a lot more than the plastic cadians.

But the math on this quickly becomes comical.

I have 11 (mine goes up to eleven!) 10 man squads, cleverly named Squad A-K. Which means I need 22 (!!) special weapons to bring them to full firepower.

Which also means I displace 22 riflemen. As it happens I have 2 unaffiliated riflemen at the moment so if I'd have 24 spare riflemen, and if I just add sixteen (!!) more OOP special weapons I can have 4 more full squads bringing things up to a nice 15 squad army (plus random demi squads of RT Imperial Army dudes and command squads).

So really all I need is 38 Cadian plasmas and meltas!

No really what I'll do is shuffle guys and make 3 or 4 full firepower squads because really these guys were supposed to just be an auxiliary for my metal Tallarns and Mordians.

Though an all dropping army of 200 guys backed by fighters and bombers would be hysterical!

EDIT - and then he remembered... sometimes people carry guns on their backs.



So then I just need 18 plasma/meltas and to glue them to backs. And I already have 8 spare models, so just add 2 and have 12 squads, full strength and firepower.

This, unlike adding 38 OOP special weapon dudes, is actually doable.


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OK time for some army shots...

Inquisitor Kuroda maintains a rapid response force of drop troops for situations where more finesse is required than a Marauder Bomber run. Deployed by Glide Chutes from orbital shuttles, they can hit any battle zone on the planet within hours of the order being given. Supported by aircraft from navy and armed with large amounts of plasma and melta weapons, their attacks hit harder than most would expect.

The Drop Legion is mainly drawn from the Cadian 94th, but with elements of the Necromundan 87th and 88th drop forces. The force is unique in that every member has been officially recorded as Killed In Action and their families are already collecting pensions, this give their attacks the nickname the Dead Man's Drop.




173 Metal Cadians and RT Guard (OK 15 or so plastic RT IG too)
11 Full Cadian Squads
3 Full Imperial Army
3 Plastic Imperial Army Demi Squads
3 Command Squads
5 officers



With the realization I can convert more special weapon dudes I think I may end up with one more Cadian Squad and a Command Squad.

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Next up some Mordians. I started on them a few years back (helpfully they were wrapped in newspapers from 2016 ) and it's time to do them.



A mere 55, barely a 1/3 of the Cadian force.

Plus some assorted odds and sods, RT, 2nd edition and Necromunda.



I ended up with one spare Mordian, thinking he'll become a (counts as) Vindicare assassin, mostly because I love the idea of turning a 5 point guardsman into a 100 point assassin.

 
   
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And when I finish them I've got 100+ Cawdor and Redemptionists (with some Orlock and Catachan metals thrown in) to rebase and finish.



I swear. They must breed in the dark.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
And when I finish them I've got 100+ Cawdor and Redemptionists (with some Orlock and Catachan metals thrown in) to rebase and finish.



I swear. They must breed in the dark.


I know what you mean, my IG females are working overtime breeding new IG ; currently 767 painted, 949 collected, my goal is over 1k IG models.
   
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So much awesome to see. Been pouring over the photos.




 
   
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I think I went on my METAL IG/Necromunda kick at the perfect moment. It was around 2010 before it all went OOP, long before Necromunda 2017 was even rumored and when people were selling whole squads and gangs for like $20 a pop.

Now that all of this is OOP for 10 years or more I see single models going for $20. So yeah now that I'm finally trying to do that last 25% I'm really enjoying it.

The army concept (besides stuff I liked+stuff I could find) is that it's an Inquisition Army with different arms from different worlds he's active on. The Cadians are an elite drop Legion, the Mordians are Navy armsmen (hence the red shirts), the Necromunda dudes are a people's crusade, and the Tallarn (who started this whole thing) are his elite fanatics.



And as promised, the Mordian Vindicare.

I should also note, on my desk are still the Nurgle army, the fliers and some converted gunfighters. It will all get some love in time.

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Quick and dirty (and blurry ) progress pic on the Sniper.



He just makes me happy. A sharp dressed man taking care of the rabble in the underhive.

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So 56 well dressed Mordians



The fluff is they are an Imperial Navy landing team, which is why they must always look their best. They are representing the good ship Heiankyo and the Emperor's Navy, every button must be polished, every bit of braid immaculate.



They don't have heavy weapons because, well, that's what air support is for.

Going to add a few more bits and bobs to it. Looking through my closet of shame I found some more Sharp Dressed Men to join them.


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Far too much old school goodness being displayed here. I lament selling off a wodge of old Cadian metal years ago!

Landing party looks cool, and I love the landing craft accompanying them.

   
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The good news is, that's not even their landing craft, it's on loan from the Arbites until their real landing craft is ready

 
   
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Coming up in the 'to be finished' pile a collection of Inquisition scribes, scholars and savants.



Maybe they'll have rules by the time I finish them.

 
   
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Valkyrie family pic



You've got Valtures and Vulkuries and Arvus Lighters, and Ageas Landers and a Chin Hook heavy lifter.

One of these days I need to actually build a straight Valkyrie...

 
   
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Getting prepared for that "I autowound you with 400 flashlights" ?

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Edit: BTW don't mind those disreputable looking men in a big truck outside your place. They are there just to help moving "some" stuff across the ocean.

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Not much to show off this week but halting progress on a half dozen or so projects.



The two daemon princes are ready for painting. Happy with both of them, especially the fly dude. He's converted to sit on a throne, he's got 2 clear resin fly wings for later and best of all he's dangling a guard helmet from one claw as if to say:

"Yeah, that time I infected a planet with Nurgle's Rot XIX, that was OK, but remember that time I killed a guardsman? That was epic."



OK so when I said I was basically done with the Mordians and Cadians, I may have misspoken...

Looks like I may have some spare Praetorian flamers if anyone is in the market.

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That's a lot of classic WH40K foot soldiery, there. Impressive collection.

I was pleased to see that the assembly of the big spore demon thing seems to have gone well. If I recall correctly, when you dry-fit the pieces you were concerned that there were gaps that were hard/impossible to correct via positioning. In this photo, hover, I can't spot any seams, so ya done good!

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Who says converting metal is hard?


 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Who says converting metal is hard?
It is. Turning a Kasrkin Sergeant into a Standard Bearer wasn't easy. Nor was turning another into an officer with a completely different head.

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Eid Mubarak everyone!

Celebrating the end of Ramadan with the traditional Painting of the Metal.

This weeks progress, 30 or so IG metals.



The Cadians in the fore are there to bulk up the special weapons in my Inquisition drop troops. Probably don't NEED to do it, but darn they are fun to paint.



The Praetorians will join the Mordians as a vet squad. Bulking up the Imperial Navy landing party to a good 70+ models.



Still happy with my Well Dressed Vindicare assassin. And my non-vampiric Fleet Officer behind him.

Going to add a Well Dressed Eversore too because it will just be too funny.

 
   
 
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