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Made in de
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I believe you that the display board looks great with the additional colors, because the black one is already impressive!
And nice progress on the Blood Angels! My boys just looked over my shoulder and both said, they were great
   
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 Viterbi wrote:
I believe you that the display board looks great with the additional colors, because the black one is already impressive!
And nice progress on the Blood Angels! My boys just looked over my shoulder and both said, they were great

Thanks Viterbi, I’m glad your boys are liking the Blood Angels. Thanks for the reminder to get a photo of the board *scurries off to take photo... *scurries back... and here we are;

I’m liking it already and really makes the Panthers stand out!

I was undecided what to do on the Angels next but plumbed for highlighting their armour. The first edge highlight is an old Citadel paint; Blazing Orange. It’s got a bit of a sheen, an odd consistency (watery but dries rapidly!


It took a while, but they’re coming along nicely now. Looking back I switched from golden yellow to fire dragon bright on the last lot, so I’ll go with the new paint I reckon.

Thanks for looking

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Colorado, USA

Void Panthers look absolutely ace. That photo backdrop scenery is right on.

Nice progress on the angels.

   
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The display board is looking good already, and does make a fine backdrop for the Panthers. Old Angels are coming along nicely.
   
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Houston, TX

The zenithal highlighting on the display board looks very natural. I really like effect you achieved of light shining down on the ruins.

I like the work on the old Blood Angels as well. I will always love the classic marine aesthetic. The guy with the powerfist and banner was always one of my favorite models for the dynamic way he is brandishing his banner pole. The color scheme looks good and I especially like the way the chest Aquila and leg icons came out.

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Finland, Espoo

Oh yeah, that is one heck of a display board!
Truly makes the Void Panthers look even better.

Like The Riddle of Steel mentioned, the zenithal highlight looks really natural.

Upon watching the picture, 'Ave Maria' started playing in my head.
I imagined the Panthers moving forward in slow motion, dust trail rising behind the bikes, muzzle flashes popping from their guns, shells bouncing from the ground and the heavy bolter dude firing his gun non stop.

   
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DJJazzyJeff wrote:Void Panthers look absolutely ace. That photo backdrop scenery is right on.

Nice progress on the angels.

Cheers Jazzy, even in its bare state I’m liking the display board, it might progress up the painting backlog
youwashock wrote:The display board is looking good already, and does make a fine backdrop for the Panthers. Old Angels are coming along nicely.

Cheers youwashock, I’m loving the contrast with the Panthers and can’t wait to paint it up.
The Riddle of Steel wrote:The zenithal highlighting on the display board looks very natural. I really like effect you achieved of light shining down on the ruins.

I like the work on the old Blood Angels as well. I will always love the classic marine aesthetic. The guy with the powerfist and banner was always one of my favorite models for the dynamic way he is brandishing his banner pole. The color scheme looks good and I especially like the way the chest Aquila and leg icons came out.

Yeah I’m torn whether to drybrush some highlights on or leave the ruins as is but just add details. The banner bearer is pretty cool, he’s been fun to paint so far.
Ezki wrote:Oh yeah, that is one heck of a display board!
Truly makes the Void Panthers look even better.

Like The Riddle of Steel mentioned, the zenithal highlight looks really natural.

Upon watching the picture, 'Ave Maria' started playing in my head.
I imagined the Panthers moving forward in slow motion, dust trail rising behind the bikes, muzzle flashes popping from their guns, shells bouncing from the ground and the heavy bolter dude firing his gun non stop.

Hehe, yeah, it’s got a bit of a last stand bursting through an urban wasteland.

Thanks for the comments guys, it helps with the motivation. I’m gonna need it as I did a bit of a tidy up last night which turned in to a Void Panther stocktake. I seem to already have enough Marines for 3 Tactical Squads, 1 Assault Squad, 1 Devastator Squad and a Command Squad... so yeah, a complete Demi-Company! That’s not to mention the Bike Squad, Landspeeder, Attack Bike, Venerable Dreadnought, Terminator Captain and Space Marine Heroes Series 2 (inc another Terminator Captain). All of which means that I should stop looking at eBay and get building and painting the stuff that I already have... but I need to convert a few things to make this work. I’m gonna try to convert the Land Speeders Multi-Melta for the Devastators, the Medic for the command squad only has a backpack, the Banner bearer needs a banner and the Captain needs legs. I think I have suitable bits to modify for all bar the Apothecary. I might need to do some sprue carving!

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nice board
   
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drinking tea in the snow

The void panthers continue to triumph!

realism is a lie
 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Very good progress gobert.

Cheers,

CB

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bobbuilder wrote:nice board

Thanks bobbuilder and welcome to my plog.
amazingturtles wrote:The void panthers continue to triumph!

They do turtles, and their reinforcements would help ensure they continue to do so!
Captain Brown wrote:Very good progress gobert.

Cheers,

CB

Thanks Cap!

So after my post the other day I couldn’t get the multi melta conversion out of my head. So I started with this;



I found a few conversions using the Landspeeder Multi Melta but none of them really did it for my. I tried a standard sort of weapon holding position but it didn’t look very good. Then I found an old Legion of the Damned Devastator that looked cool and wasn’t too dissimilar to the bits that I had. The Blood Angel didn’t fit with the weapon though as his knife got in the way. He was replaced with similarly clad eBay marine. I wanted to keep some of the details so decided to flip the back half of the receiver (do Melta weapons even have a receiver?). So I gave my new jewellery saw a go;

I meant to call it a night here but it was looking good so I glued the gun halves together and added the arm;

Next I cut a chunky bit of sprue up to fashion a handle. The saw came in handy here as the blade was small enough to change direction!

2nd Ed bolter resting hand was way too big though so I swapped it for a modern weapon holding arm


Which looked much better! Next I worked on the wrist support which is just a piece of plastic packaging. It took 3 goes to get the length right, but it looks decent enough. I then added the cylinders to the marines backpack which I’d had to hack up to make it fit and seem a bit more integrated. Using some waxed string I started to make pipes to run from the bottom of the backpack to what was originally the pintle mount. After chopping off the pintle arms I drilled a couple of holes that became a single slit.


I need to finish the pipes by glueing the other end to the back pack. I’ll probably also seal them and maybe fashion some cable ties like gw like I use.

There’s obviously a fair bit of neatening up and gap filling, but I’m really liking the overall look. I may do small canister like the LotD guy has, probably by taking cast from a Melta gun bottle. I might try to sculpt a curve to finish the wrist strap too.

What do you guys think? Any pointers for tweaks?

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comes along nicely.

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London

Nice work - I agree a melta canister would work well, as well as something 'finishing' on the strap. Maybe a buckle/rivet or something?



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Wisconsin

Nice work on the display board, your Void Panthers look right at home on it. I have some of those old Blood Angel models in my collection, your doing Sanguinius proud with that brighter red paint job.
I like the canister you added to the powerpack, not sure what else you could add to it, maybe some wiring coming off the pack to it?
   
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Highly resourceful build. Great job!
   
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What a cool conversion, he is already looking great. Someone gave me the tip when kitbashing my sm captain to convert the pics into black and white to get a better feel for the mini and how everything really fits together.
   
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The multimelta conversion is looking good!

cheers
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Hi Gobert,
I just finished looking through this entire blog. What a lot of nice stuff you have done. I really enjoyed seeing the miniatures your daughters painted. I think it was smart that you gave them EM4 miniatures to paint. Real miniatures, but not pricey. I'm probably forgetting some stuff, but my favorite things on your blog so far are what you did with Black Stone Fortress, your Warhammer Fantasy High Elves, and your Rogue Trader style painted Crimson Fists.

   
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Not Online!!! wrote:comes along nicely.

Cheers!
IGtR= wrote:Nice work - I agree a melta canister would work well, as well as something 'finishing' on the strap. Maybe a buckle/rivet or something?

Yeah, I’ll give that a go with the canister. I’ll have think about straps/rivets once I’ve glued the cables in to the backpack. Maybe some GS or thin plastic sheet I have.
Yorkright wrote: Nice work on the display board, your Void Panthers look right at home on it. I have some of those old Blood Angel models in my collection, your doing Sanguinius proud with that brighter red paint job.
I like the canister you added to the powerpack, not sure what else you could add to it, maybe some wiring coming off the pack to it?

Thanks Yorkright, Bright Red BAs are the only choice for this era of mini imho! I like the idea of wires/pipes on the backpack, I feel it needs something more to bulk it out. I thought about trying to bulk out the top bit too to be like a bigger main tank or pump system maybe?
youwashock wrote:Highly resourceful build. Great job!

Thanks, it was bugging me having that cool weapon going to waste!
Viterbi wrote:What a cool conversion, he is already looking great. Someone gave me the tip when kitbashing my sm captain to convert the pics into black and white to get a better feel for the mini and how everything really fits together.

Thanks, the BW view has helped on a few other things I’ve done, can’t wait to tidy him up and get some primer on now!
tauist wrote:The multimelta conversion is looking good!
cheers

Thanks tauist, hopefully beaten him up soon.
Syro_ wrote:Hi Gobert,
I just finished looking through this entire blog. What a lot of nice stuff you have done. I really enjoyed seeing the miniatures your daughters painted. I think it was smart that you gave them EM4 miniatures to paint. Real miniatures, but not pricey. I'm probably forgetting some stuff, but my favorite things on your blog so far are what you did with Black Stone Fortress, your Warhammer Fantasy High Elves, and your Rogue Trader style painted Crimson Fists.

Hi Syro, welcome to my blog, it must’ve been quite an undertaking to read through it all! The EM4 stuff was pretty cool, like you say real minis, but cheap as chips! You’ve listed some of my favourite stuff too, I really need to find some time to do some more RT Fists. Once the extension is done I’ll have a utility room sink to more safely strip paint without fear of making a mess (don’t worry though, I won’t be pouring nasty down the drain!)

So despite 5 mammoth sessions of painting at the weekend I have nothing to show on here, but I do have a nicely painted Kitchen, Dining Room and Utility Room. The real work will start when I begin changing the doors throughout the house, which will probably distract me for the next few months. Instead my update is to announce that I’m entering the world of 3D Printing, hopefully it’ll arrive ahead of the weekend and I can do a couple of test prints. From there I’ve gathered a few bits for doing shoulder pad icons as the card derived moulds look a bit wonky. I’ll still reserve
theCrowe’s Void Panther chapter icon for Sgts and above. All I need to do is figure out 3d modelling to get the rest of the lads sorted along with the vehicles! The other prints I’m keen to do are terrain for my Blackstone Fortress stuff, the print bed isn’t massive so I will probably have to split the larger pieces to fit. Fun times ahead!

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USA

That's exciting about the 3D printer. I hope you have fun with it. Good luck on the renovation also, it sounds like you are progressing nicely with that.

   
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Australia

Great work on the house mate, sounds like you're really earning those hobby hours!

Multimelta guy is looking great, swinging that big ole gun round like a boss. Great working matching the inspiration and working the little details like the handle and the wristguard.

Good luck with the 3D printer! Sounds like a whole new world of adventures awaits - can't wait to see what you do with it.

t z you are k 
   
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OK this willl be more interesting.
i will probably pump you for 3d printing knowledge as soon as you start doing it

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That door renovation task sounds nasty, good that you can stretch it.

Excited for the 3D-printing. I'll probably fold someday too, especially for printing terrain.
   
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Syro_ wrote:That's exciting about the 3D printer. I hope you have fun with it. Good luck on the renovation also, it sounds like you are progressing nicely with that.

Yeah, it’s pretty cool. I went for a beginner printer that seems to work well straight out of the box. Minimal set up time! Things are finally coming to a head on the extension, the builders have pretty much finished inside now.
tzurk wrote:Great work on the house mate, sounds like you're really earning those hobby hours!

Multimelta guy is looking great, swinging that big ole gun round like a boss. Great working matching the inspiration and working the little details like the handle and the wristguard.

Good luck with the 3D printer! Sounds like a whole new world of adventures awaits - can't wait to see what you do with it.

I reckon I’ve earned a few hobby hours! . Matching the LOTD guy was pretty fun and not too hard to do. Hopefully the resolution of the printer allows me to use it for bits and not just terrain
Not Online!!! wrote:OK this willl be more interesting.
i will probably pump you for 3d printing knowledge as soon as you start doing it

Hopefully I can do some interesting things. I’m not sure how much knowledge I’ll be able to provide as I’m hoping to stay away from tinkering as much as I can. I don’t want to have to fiddle loads with settings, we’ll see how that goes!
Viterbi wrote:That door renovation task sounds nasty, good that you can stretch it.

Excited for the 3D-printing. I'll probably fold someday too, especially for printing terrain.

Yeah, the builders were questioning my sanity, but I reckon I’ll take it slow and have few tricks up my sleeve...

So no real hobby update today, but I have been busy modelling and downloading files for the printer. There’s so much cool stuff available out there for free it’s almost overwhelming. A quick look on thingiverse or cults3d searching for Warhammer gives thousands of hits! I’ve probably already downloaded enough to keep the printer busy for over a year! There’s even a template for creating your own custom shoulder pads, so obviously I’ve had a go at some Void Panther ones. They look good in the software, hopefully the printer can handle the curves! I’ll do a test run on the Hyper setting to see how it turns out and how long it takes.

I’ve got a plan to justify the printer to Mrs gobert by printing templates for my router to speed up the door hanging process. Sadly there weren’t any bits online that would work for me, so I had a go myself. I’d forgotten how much fun 3d modelling can be. I did a bit at uni and a few years back built a Google Earth model of our old house, so it wasn’t a complete start from scratch. I’ve got the door handle and hinge jig drafted and will get them on the printer next.

I did manage to get the printer working between models too. Obviously I had to print 3dbenchy, which I think came out ok. There are plenty of visible layers but it was on the standard setting, so hopefully the finer settings will minimise those without being too silly in terms of time. Amazingly the printer seemed to handle the curves better than the straight lines on angles. Here’s the ubiquitous proof I have a 3d printer!
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3dbenchy test on standard settings

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Surrey, BC - Canada

I somehow think I am going to be the only member without a 3d printer in a year or two.

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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Your wee boat is adorable, gobert. Good luck with further prints!
   
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Columbus, OH

Pretty neat little boat, how many nurglings can you fit on it?!

Thanks,

MegaDave  
   
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drinking tea in the snow

I love the tiny boat! I need seven.

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Captain Brown wrote:I somehow think I am going to be the only member without a 3d printer in a year or two.
Cheers,
CB

Ha! Yeah, they’re really starting to proliferate. Right now there’s a bit much faffing for my preference, but I got a ready out of the box printer for a decent price. We’ll see how it goes, if it’s no good for terrain and bits I’ll look to sell it on.
youwashock wrote:Your wee boat is adorable, gobert. Good luck with further prints!

Cheers, even a simple printer like mine is a bit finickity. I’ve been trying my hand at shoulder pads with mixed results so far.
MegaDave wrote:Pretty neat little boat, how many nurglings can you fit on it?!

Hehe, 3dbenchy is pretty cute, sadly it’s probably only a couple of nurglings at a time.
amazingturtles wrote:I love the tiny boat! I need seven.

This one has gone to my youngest, I’ll save the next 7 for you turtles!

Not much hobby time of late. Last weekend’s hobby hours were spent designing router templates to help speed up cutting rebates for hinges and latches. Weekend evening were then spent printing them off. I’ve not tried them yet, but with a little bit of filing I’ll have some good templates.

I’ve found a shoulder pad customiser and tried to create some Void Panther pads. I had decent success with the first pair, but unfortunately the technique made the Panther look more like a wolfs snout. I’m still fiddling with positions and think I might have a decent solution, except the printer has gone all stringy now. I’ll clean the nicer ones up when I get some hobby time later. If I think on I’ll take photos of some of the printed bits too.

Thanks for the comments, hopefully some interesting pics soon

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Really digging your appropriately coloured Blood Angels. And welcome to the 3d printing club!

I bought both an MSLA and FDM printer while still in Afghanistan early this year and have no regrets. For running shoulder pads you may have more luck with a resin printer but for 4 pound you could probably get a .2mm nozzle and slow down your speeds for good results.

Looking forward to more!

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