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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Excellent work in the terrain and Goliaths. Terrain can be tedious to paint but it sure is worth it to have amazing games in your own home.

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Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Underhive is coming along Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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London

A sizeable chunk of the underhive being worked on, and nice to see the painting progress!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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gobert wrote:I love your little display shelf, you get great pics in there. The goliaths look cool hanging out around the platforms. The Red is really bright, they must be fast for their size! the stormtroopers look good on their new bases, snipping the tabs is a small price to pay for cool looking minis

Thanks but I still felt bad doing it...
The Riddle of Steel wrote:Excellent work in the terrain and Goliaths. Terrain can be tedious to paint but it sure is worth it to have amazing games in your own home.

Thank you I think I caught a good wave(?) when I was painting them, seeing the rapid progress cut a lot of the tedium.
Captain Brown wrote:Underhive is coming along Guardling.
Cheers,
CB

Thanks
IGtR= wrote:A sizeable chunk of the underhive being worked on, and nice to see the painting progress!
Thanks for sharing

Thanks, it's nice to be able to progress

Speaking of progress, I totally forgot to take any photos building the Ambot.
It turned out I didn't have the goliath armour plates or pouches I wanted so I had to just make thing up as I went along.
I used a couple of kroot shoulder pads and a spade on its back as well as some Goliath Grenades.
The Mohawk is part of the big two handed axe as is the skull on its pauldron.

Super blurry photo of my base layers.
Started with Dryad bark and Mach. Sol. Orange then drybrushed Mournfang over that followed by a drybrush of Leadbelcher.
Then I added some red and just locked into painting mode and after two nights remembered I should take some photos:



I'm extreamely happy with how it came out and proud of the almost gradient I got going
Red is my usual W. Dakka, E. Sunz with some Nuln and some M. Sol. Orange for edges
The white stripes are Celestra, nuln, Celestra, Celestra + Ceramite.
The grey bits are Eshin stipling avoiding the edges to show the base coat and then again with dawnstone.
And then any bit that I thought needed a bit more rust I pin washed with some very watered down M. Sol. Orange
Money shot (BIG):
Spoiler:


To celebrate my recent great progress I though I'd turn back to my Guardmens that need painting and bought myself some genestealer cultists on bikes:

I'm thinking rough riders.
I'm also thinking of making the riders removable (Magnets!) so I could replace them with Gangers!
Unfortunatly they have hands modeled onto the handle bars:

Enter Blue stuff or Ora-moo-moo or whatever its called...
Did some quick molds and filled them with Sprue Slurry as an experiment as then I can use plastic glue to attach the new handle bars.
If it doesn't work I don't really lose out and can just re-use the blue stuff.
I also realised that I need Zone Mortalis bases so i rolled out the rest of my blue stuff onto one of my tiles:

Hopefully that should pick up enough detail for me to make Milliput or sprue slurry base toppers.
   
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That Ambot is amazing. He already looks great in the normal pics, but the spoilered one is so cool. The lighting and scene are perfect!
   
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Northumberland

Nice work on the Ambot! That red colour scheme looks great. They are great looking sculpts, look pretty damn meaty.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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Surrey, BC - Canada

Yes, the Ambot looks ready for the table.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

Nice, ambot. My kid is reading the Warhammer books for young readers. He just read the Claws of the Genestealer and there is an ambull in there. He was really fascinated by the ambull more than anything else in the series so far. I need to show him your ambot and see what he thinks!

Looking forward to seeing progress on the rough riders.

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London

Ambot looks siiiiick and really interested to see how the blue-stuff/sprue goo works - some mad hobby science going on here!!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Viterbi wrote:That Ambot is amazing. He already looks great in the normal pics, but the spoilered one is so cool. The lighting and scene are perfect!

Thank you, there is a bunch of goliath gangers hiding behind it to use it as a wall breaching tool, which was the original "story" but the angle to get them also hid the Ambots face to much.
Olthannon wrote:Nice work on the Ambot! That red colour scheme looks great. They are great looking sculpts, look pretty damn meaty.

Yes they are, but they are a PITA to assemble, and the guns are so tiny it didn't seem like there was any point to them.
Captain Brown wrote:Yes, the Ambot looks ready for the table.
Cheers,
CB

I remember somewhere there was rules for a single player "hunt the ambot" mission so I might give that a go sometime soon
The Riddle of Steel wrote:Nice, ambot. My kid is reading the Warhammer books for young readers. He just read the Claws of the Genestealer and there is an ambull in there. He was really fascinated by the ambull more than anything else in the series so far. I need to show him your ambot and see what he thinks!
Looking forward to seeing progress on the rough riders.

Haha, I've been hearing those books are surprisingly good, you never know whats in childrens stories and people kinda just dismiss them as quick cheap money makers. Your kid also make an excellent case for getting an actual ambull...
IGtR= wrote:Ambot looks siiiiick and really interested to see how the blue-stuff/sprue goo works - some mad hobby science going on here!!
Thanks for sharing

Thanks and onto mad hobby science!

Warning now, the flow of time is dodgy in this post as several things were happening at the same time, which I not normally how I do things

To start with I coated two of the bike bases with a liberal amount of sprue go and just rammed them into the mold.
I wieghed them down and left them to dry overnight, demolded it before work the next day and poked it.
Too squishy. So I left it untill the evening to dry a bit:

These are properly fused onto the bases now.

They look alright, but onto the bad:
Some idiot left a fingerprint in one...
The bases are now softer than they were
They are a nightmare to cut and trim
They are also really hard to sand
Some air bubbles
The bike handles came out hollow.
They stank
They look "soft"

I was stuck with these two bases now, so I painted them to see if that would help:

It does.
And after seeing Catbarf do another (awesome) spotty Tyranid I put way to many spots on it..
It looks alright on camera but when you compare them with the other ZM bases it looks wrong.
But thats because the ZM bases are not the same design as the ZM floor tiles...

So far I should of just stuck to Milliput/GS, but I decide to try again:
This time I up my sprue content of my slurry, making it thicker and hopefully easier to dry,
Because it is thicker and I want to avoid damaging the integrety of the remaining bases I slapped my new thick slurry direct onto my mold.
I then put some wieghts on a piece of perspex(?) with it's protective film still on it over the top to flatten it and hopefully force the slurry into the gaps.
I then left it for three nights to make sure it dries. Did the tidying and painting of the first bases while I waited and started on the GSC quad bike.

AND THEN BEHOLD!!!:


...
...
I swear it didn't look like that when I demolded it and left it through work...

I think I see the problem with using the slurry, It needs air and pressure and they kinda cancel each other out.
I'm also starting to think that I was quite lucky with how the first two came out.
When I get the time I'll bust out the milliput for the others.

Anyways I started painting the quad bike:
Decided to go with the grey I used on my Chimera, but no camo, so that it could be used as a civ vic

The underside and metal was Dryad, drybrushed with Mournfang and then Leadbelcher
The body was Dawnstone washed in Nuln. I then brought that back up with dawnstone with Celestra highlights. I also added some Agrax splatter around.
The wheels were Eshin, with Wildwood contrast and then drybrushed with Stand. Mech. Grey, but this didn't seem like enough so I added an edge drybrush of Dawnstone
I magnetised the servo arm and painted it Zamesi, Agrax, Zamesi then a Morghast bone highlight:

Plan is to have the weapon systems removeable and eventually removeable riders, but I'm gonna have to sculpt legs...
   
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The sprue slurry looks like tricky stuff, but the results look pretty decent to me. I like the idea of reusing leftovers that would otherwise go In the bin. What did you use to soften the sprues?

Great start on the quad bike too, good luck with the riders!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Excited to see the quad develop more, I love the GC vehicles, the mix between civic mining and military is spot on. Your color scheme works very well with them.
   
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I'm not sure I like where this one is going:

   
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Does look good so far too me. She is a rather flashy one. If you can sort out the corset (maybe something purple-y?) it should all come together.
   
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gobert wrote:The sprue slurry looks like tricky stuff, but the results look pretty decent to me. I like the idea of reusing leftovers that would otherwise go In the bin. What did you use to soften the sprues?
Great start on the quad bike too, good luck with the riders!

The Sprues are melted down with plastic glue. Started as a test with some spare glue and ended up being really usefull...

Viterbi wrote:Excited to see the quad develop more, I love the GC vehicles, the mix between civic mining and military is spot on. Your color scheme works very well with them.

Which is what makes them great for converting back to civvie stuff!

Viterbi wrote:Does look good so far too me. She is a rather flashy one. If you can sort out the corset (maybe something purple-y?) it should all come together.

Well The Voidsmen started off as red shirts from Star Trek with the armour inspired by the white straps of old british infantry.
So obviously the captain has the wear yellow/gold and then the orignal shirt was actually green and just looked yellow on camera.
So I followed that theme and ended up here:

Although I like the Purple idea, so might just strip her and have her doing her own thing as Rouge Traders are wont to do...

Actual progress has been slow this week, but I finaly made a move on the Necromundian 8th Guardsmen:


The camo is Celestra grey with a wash of 50/50 Nuln Oil/Water and then drybrushed with more Celestra. Stripes are just Black Templar Contrast, they are cunningly positioned over any mistakes I left on the grey.
Armour is black with St. Mech. Grey highlights
Shoes and straps are black with Dryad Bark highlights
Red is Wazzdakka with more 50/50 Nuln, then back To Wazdakka with Evils Sunz Red highlights
I opted to leave the officers fatigues without camo stripes to show that they're not of the same ilk as the enlisted.

And now I have a mob of them:
Spoiler:

They blend in well with the previous lot, depite me putting a lot less effort into painting them.

While I was taking that photo I decide to take a photo of just a wall for a side project:

Plan is to make a tileable image to either print off for a background or add into a 3d model

And my other thing:
Decided my Chimera needs dismounted crew so I cut the tank commander torso off it's legs.

Unfortunatly I don't seem to have any spare arms without shoulder pads, so might rip the arms off of one of the officers I just finished, but thats okay because I don't like him that much anyway.
Also on my list of things to do I make up crew for the heavy weapons I have...
   
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I have a few of them, all free and single so I thought I'd try doing something interesting with some of them.
The four barrel block is based off a set up I see often where I work. Basically four barrels ratcheted together (usually on a pallet) with hoses going to a pump, which in turn goes somewhere important.
Usually nowhere because they're waiting on paperwork...
The pump is just sprue and garden wire, the nozzle is something out of one of my bits boxes, a suspension spring from a model car I think...
Straps were made out of some clam-shel

some nice work, i like the barrels ratcheted together i may make something similar but as a bomb for my bridge on my diorama

   
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That’s a great photo of the Guard blob, they look like they’re heading in to the underhive to clear out some uppity gang

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Keep at it Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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London

Interesting to see the experiments on the sprue goo - I guess given it is a homebrew material, there are bound to be teething problems - think of this as experimenting prior to a full roll-out of a new material!

Balance of air/pressure is an interesting one - maybe weigh it down with something with air gaps?

Thanks for sharing




Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Funny what color can do, those Voidsmen really look rather british with the red on them. I like the idea of Star Trek colors for the rest, the science blue is very cool. But the trouble with the RT is that she's wearing a very elaborate outfit. Excited to see what solution you will come up with.
   
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Been busy with other hobbies this week so small update:
Officer, cigarette from a Voidsman

Crewman for the chimera

Spotter for the heavy weapons team


   
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London

Liking the guard. What were your thoughts on the new sprue announced for the Cadians?



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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bobbuilder wrote:
*snip*
some nice work, i like the barrels ratcheted together i may make something similar but as a bomb for my bridge on my diorama

Go for it, just know it was a PTA to get the straps and barrels together in a square I think I used rubber bands to hold them in place while I glued it together

gobert wrote:That’s a great photo of the Guard blob, they look like they’re heading in to the underhive to clear out some uppity gang

My head cannon is they don't really bother with gangs and instead focus on cultists (gene stealers or chaos)
And I would imagine gangs would avoid them due to the disproportionate response the guard would make, after all gangs rarely have vehicles let alone tanks.
And lastly I remember House Spider being one of the upper level Houses compared to the mid level Houses that we know and love (unless GW has been changed that) so messing with them could put the gangs House in a spot of political bother...

Captain Brown wrote:Keep at it Guardling.
Cheers,
CB

Thank you

IGtR= wrote:Interesting to see the experiments on the sprue goo - I guess given it is a homebrew material, there are bound to be teething problems - think of this as experimenting prior to a full roll-out of a new material!
Balance of air/pressure is an interesting one - maybe weigh it down with something with air gaps?
Thanks for sharing

Small stuff works, like the handlebars I was doing, but I think I'll stick to using the sprure slurry as an extra thick glue slash gap filler
IGtR= wrote:Liking the guard. What were your thoughts on the new sprue announced for the Cadians?

After seeing the New Guants Ghosts I was super excited about the possibility of new guard sprues but the reveal was disappointing because it basically says they're not going to properly update them anytime soon.
The new heads are cool and everything but they are very individual which means they stand out more when you have ten people with the same face, but finally there are some women actually in the guard...
But at least there's some easier access to special weapons

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Alluring Mounted Daemonette




Australia

Hey mate,

Guardsmen look great all ranked up like that with the armour. Loving the little conversions for the officers/crew too.

Further up, the ambot is a really impressive paintjob - super neat striping and nice rusty metallics.

Love the detail work on the barrels with pump too.

Keep it up!

t z you are k 
   
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Plus one on appreciating that ambot paintjob. Love the hazard stripes and the rust.

Nice work

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great officer conversion, the cigar really makes that model.
   
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tzurk wrote:Hey mate,
Guardsmen look great all ranked up like that with the armour. Loving the little conversions for the officers/crew too.
Further up, the ambot is a really impressive paintjob - super neat striping and nice rusty metallics.
Love the detail work on the barrels with pump too.
Keep it up!

Thank you,
Two Spartan wrote:Plus one on appreciating that ambot paintjob. Love the hazard stripes and the rust.
Nice work

Thank you, I always forget hazard stripes don't have to be just black/yellow
Viterbi wrote:Great officer conversion, the cigar really makes that model.

Thanks I like him a whole lot more now

Got some N8th painted up:
Officer:

The cigar is an E-Cig, like other guardmens, but I may change it to a real one, as he could probably afford it. He has had his las-pistol changed for a bolt pistol to show how much better he is than the enlisted and carries a Scion knife on his belt.
The medals are way to fine for me to do anything decent with.

Chimera Crewman:


Spotter:

His right arm is a flamer arm with the hand cut and reposed, and then the stock was rebuilt from sprue slurry to get it to fit properly.

"Backblast clear!"

Most of my time this week was spent on another set of pipes:

Started with black, and gave a heavy drybrush of Mournfang, then Leadbelcher

Added some black to the pipe body and other put some other base layers on and then soaked it in Nuln Oil

It ended up a bit darker then my previous pipe bits but now I have more than enough

This weekend I got my self som foam board to fix up my display shelf:

Before I was using some black paper taped to the back which was constantly falling down and looking rubbish

I also grabbed some cheap battery powered fairy lights for the ceiling, literally duct taped into place.
This should give me a nice fill light for when I take proper photos.
Spoiler:
An STC of great importance has been discovered!


The original intention is to glue print outs of a photo of my ZM walls that I did the other week, so I spent quite a while trying to sort out the correct scale to print out at:

I found that I could set the physical size of an image and once I knew the dimensions of the ZM pieces it was easy to plug in the numbers.
Unfortunalty I looks a bit wierd to me...
Tileable photo:
Spoiler:


Plan for the background are now to paint it with something similar, which is what the construction lines you may be able to see on it are for, they actually line up iwith any ZM terrain pieces I put down...
   
 
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