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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

As I get the new Company Command Squad specialists together, I also ought to convert a Regimental Standard to go with the Medic, for completeness sake:
1x Medic (Sister Hospitalier)
1x Regimental Standard
1x Astropath
1x Master of the Fleet
1x Master of Ordnance
2x Techpriest Enginseer
I target to get them at least playable by Thanksgiving!

Note: I won't bother with Bodyguards, much less the even more overpriced and further underperforming Nork Deddog.
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Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Good call on the command specialists.

Now, let's see some paint

EDC
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Or, I could clear part of the backlog by selling it down, which is also satisfying. Yup.

   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






:( but..but the painting is the best bit!

EDC
   
Made in au
Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





Melbourne, Australia

The custom tanks look really good; show us the painted versions!!
I also like the freehand cheeky Chinese Eldar characters on your Farseer

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Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

With a brand new Kingdom Death core set in hand, I've started building again.

I washed the sprues in detergent to get any mold release off and began building.

First model underway is the Kingsman. Got the legs on the body, and stopped to let it dry for the night.

Baby steps, as I've switched from Testor's gel (in the orange tube) to Model Master liquid with the metal tube applicator. Once I get a better feel for working with the stuff, I'll speed things along.

Mold lines are still almost nil, and the alignment seems near perfect. But the pieces go together with more fitting than I had expected. It feels a lot more like building something that was hand-sculpted and parted for resin, than something that was sculpted digitally and parted for plastic.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I finished the Kingsman and along with one of the Survivors. Getting there!

I like these models, even if they require a fair bit of work to assemble. I definitely like working with the Model Master liquid cement.

Based on how well initial build has been going, I'm hoping to get my core monsters and monopose models assembled by end of year.
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ETA - started work on Survivor #2 "Ezra" with the legs on the base.

... and finished. Also got Lucy done, aside from getting her on her base.

3 Survivors basically "done", just leaving "Zachary" and the lion itself.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

During my lunch break, I finished off my Prologue minis!
Starting Survivors


White Lion


and the Kingsman from before


For how many pieces there are, the models go together really well, and are a really welcome change from building GW stuff. Very crisp, very precise. Of all the joins, only one was "difficult". It feels like I'm doing actual model building, rather than just snapping stuff together.

Next up is the Butcher, then the Young and Old Survivors!

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Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

They look like single pieces. Very well put together. I guess that's the reward when you wash the sprues and assemble slowly, likely with both hands.

The dramatic lighting makes them look like marble sculptures. Really cool effect.

Are you planning on painting them?

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Thanks! There are a couple pinhole gaps that will need to be filled, along with lots of sub-hairline joints that hopefully disappear with priming.

The photos were taken against a black T-shirt "edgeless" backdrop, with light photo processing to punch it up slightly.

I've been looking at things others have painted and am thinking a chiaroscuro approach would be best. Like Rembrandt, except I'm nowhere near as good as he was. But the models have a sort of feel to them, that they want to be warm and contrasty.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Over the weekend, I finished another 4 models:

the Butcher


Old & Young Survivors


Gold Smoke Knight


The Butcher went together pretty well, as did the Survivors. I particularly enjoyed building the Young Survivor - she's just gorgeous.

The Gold Smoke Knight was a nightmare, as I could not get it to build up clean and tight. It's going to require a fair bit of work to deal with the seams and such. Somehow, it got a little tweaked or something, and I just couldn't get it to line up the way it was supposed to go. Very frustrating. Good thin I won't deal with him for a while.

Hopefully the Intimacy / King's Man / Screaming Antelope instructions go up soon, as I want to build them more. However, right now only the Phoenix and Watcher remain as things that have their instructions posted. But all of that can wait, as my fingertips need to recover from squeezing various GSK parts together. If the Intimacy sprue isn't ready when I am, I'll tackle the simpler Watcher next.


   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Smokey seems to be the trouble maker this time around. That's too bad. He's a very cool, interesting model.

Really like the way you are presenting these. Your naked builds look as good as painted models.
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Yeah, GSK was driving me crazy - he was just *so* close to being "right", and yet still being "off". I'm suspecting it's something of a general issue for everything that was hand-sculpted vs things that were digitally sculpted from the beginning, so I have high hopes for the GC and new Expansions, which appear to be largely digital sculpt.

Thanks, they are photographing really nicely.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I recently received Ogre Miniatures Set 1 from Kickstarter, and got around to building one of the 1/285-scale cybertanks!


Ogre mk.III in Hunter Green.

It's a few inches long, so I just may get around to dealing with the mold lines and such. The tool is a lot rougher than the Kingdom Death stuff, and it doesn't go together as nicely. It feels and builds like something from 20-30 years ago, which is appropriate, given the subject matter and publisher.

But it was fairly cheap, so there is that.

Aside, I did order the Ogre Miniatures Set 2, as a split, making things even cheaper.

Aside, aside - things got busy, so no more work on KD:M this year. Still prologue and more were built, and that's pretty good, IMO.

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Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

You say it assembles like a model from 30 years ago, but it looks like cover art from 60 years ago. I think that look was obsolete by the time Keith Laumer wrote the first BOLO stories.


Love it.

   
Made in hk
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Given that Ogre is a rip-off of BOLO, that's exactly right!

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

After quite the break, I'm back on the wagon, and built the Twilight Knight


More mold line cleanup than I'd have liked, and it seems that some of the join lines could have been tighter.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Did they ever post assembly instructions on the official site?

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Not so much. Still waiting on Hand and Intimacy instructions... Hence the "easy" TK build.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

 JohnHwangDD wrote:
Not so much. Still waiting on Hand and Intimacy instructions... Hence the "easy" TK build.


Yeah, I assembled the white speaker, twilight knight, Dragon King and his serfs and then tried the Dragon Armor kit and failed the Riddle of Forearms. Since then, I have been waiting...

Looking forward to seeing how you paint the Twilight Knight.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I got around to assembling the Dragon Sacrifice Pinup:


I didn't put either cape on her back, as I kinda like the look of the sleeves and bare form better. I could revisit that down the line though.

More fine gaps to fill... I need to get some Milliput!

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Instead of doing gaming miniatures, my boy and I built this:


Out of the box build of Airfix 1/700 RMS Titanic that we got on clearance. Not a bad kit, actually, although there are a few technical design issues that kinda irritiate me. Interestingly, it included paint and glue, but I didn't bother with that, as it's molded in color, and I have enough other stuff to work on.

With that big boat done, I got back to doing a little regular hobby work for Kingdom Death : Monster, replacing the hand on the Dragon Sacrifice's outstretched arm with a hand holding a sword. She's more fighty now, but I'm also kinda thinking that I should actually give here a Dragon weapon. Maybe I'll re-mod later.

Also, Kingdom Death : Monster finally hit the tabletop today, and we leisurely played through the Prologue and first Hunt - for how many things are in there, it moves surprisingly well. The battles and settlement are a lot of fun - it's very much like Mordheim, with a lot of strategizing over the Settlement.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Back to the hobby, I've started building the Screaming Antelope for Kingdom Death. We can hunt it, and probably will, once we compete a set of White Lion armor.

Core body was a little tricky to clean up, and the alignment isn't entirely perfect, as one would expect from something that was originally hand-sculpted as resin and scanned for tooling, rather than pure digital sculpt. Still, not a bad build.

I still need to do the ears and attach the model to the base. Looks like I'll need to pin the feet / ankles.
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5/29 - found and attached the ears with a bit of fit work. Looks good, and I just need to address getting the model on the base.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

In other news, I got out the SGT last night and repaired the handful of Heavy Gear models whose arms got loose and fell off. Yay!

Now my thumbs hurt, and I want to go back to building plastic.

   
Made in de
Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

Can't wait to see your paintjobs on the Kingdom Death stuff. The casts are really nice.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Thanks!

It's beem interesting how the designs are a little hit-or-miss in terms of how they go together. Some build up beautifully and easily. Others need a bit of trimming for a clean build (e.g. Antelope). And one (GSK!) just refused to go together.

I think I will build the Intimacy Survivors and then look into priming them, along with the White Lion and Antelope.
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Built the Intimacy Male, and got the Antelope on base.

That just leaves King's Hand, Intimacy Female, Watcher and Phoenix to complete the set of Core Narratives and Monsters.

I'll probably build them in that order, and get build photos up soon enough
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6/2 - built King's Hand today, will tackle Intimacy Female and pictures later this week
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6/3 - built most of the Intimacy Female, with a lot of web research to figure out a couple tricky parts (i.e. ribbon & feather). The model is *amazing*. I love the hair so much!
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6/4 - finished the Intimacy Female. Pictures coming Soon(tm)!

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I finally got around to taking pictures tonight!

Screaming Antelope


King's Hand


Intimacy Male & Female



All of my Survivors...

... and a mysterious Hooded Stranger!


Watcher is on deck, with Phoenix waiting in the wings....

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

The past couple days, I've been working on the Watcher.

It's not going as well as I'd hoped. This is another thing that started as Green Stuff, got scanned, and not totally cleaned up for plastic. The bottom isn't flush with the base, and all of the peg things need a fair bit of trimming to fit in their sockets.

OTOH, the 3-Dimensionality of the model is pretty cool.

Just more work trimming and filing than I had expected.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

How do you achieve that lighting? They each look like they are on display in a museum or a jewelry store.

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Thanks, it's just multiple overheads, and a very light contrast bump in post-processing.

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More work on the Watcher today.

Getting the front and back halves to mate up cleanly has not been good. I think the conversion to plastic removed some "undercuts" that it didn't need to, so I ended up recutting them back for to "fix" them somewhat. In gluing the halves together, I could not get a "seamless" result, so some significant gap-filling will be required. I think it's a side effect of how the separation for plastic was done.

Anyhow, I'm going to stop for the night, let everything harden up before finally gluing it to its base, and then dealing with the little external bitz.

I'm just super glad not to have broken off any of the ropey lanterns. OMG. I cannot even imagine trying to build this in resin.
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6/10 - Finished restoring physical undercuts, for actual shadow detail, and got the Watcher on his base. I just have to deal with the final 4-ish vines, and the model will be "done".
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6/11 - noticed that one of the inner vines was rotated 90 or something, didn't look like the official model, so I removed it and will rework. Should have it all built this week, then on to gap-filling for the "small" models.

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