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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I finished the Watcher, got all of the vines squared away, and made a spot in the case. Done! Pictures will be up soon enough.

As I was going through the stuff, I realized I have a few more man-sized models to deal with, so my active to-do list looks like this:
* White Speaker
* Green Knight Armors
* Phoenix

I also have Lantern and Phoenix Armor Kits that I might want to build if/when the campaign should get that far down the line.

Anyhow, I plan to build those last few "small" models, get them all cleaned up before moving on to the Phoenix.

JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Here's my Watcher:


What with having to redo how one of the vines was placed, and the seam, and the undercut detailing, he was a lot of work. Looks pretty good though. Thing is, a 2-D photo really doesn't do justice to just how 3-D the model is, and how much negative space it contains - something that regular models just don't convey (or even attempt).

JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I started building the White Speaker tonight, and she seems to go together nicely.

OTOH, the base is ugly, and I'll need to address it at some point. Probably look into press mold or something
____

6/15 - wow, she has actual, individual molded true 35mm (1/48 scale) fingers on her hand, and it's not a slap or fist. I almost don't want her to hold the spear, just so I can admire the hand.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I finished my White Speaker!



There's also a cape and a spear (which doesn't actually integrate into the model), but I the model looks better without them, so I decided they were optional parts, and called it done.

Green Knight models are next!

JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

mid-2018 thoughts

At the start of the year, I set a goal of building all of the Narrative sculpts and Monsters for Kingdom Death. As of mid-year, all of the Core game Survivors are built, along with the Dragon Sacrifice, Twilight Knight and White Speaker. Aside from the Phoenix, which presents some storage issues, all of the Core game Monsters are built. I just have the following to build:
* Green Knight Armor Expansion Survivors [2], and
* Phoenix Monster.

For the second half of the year, I intend to finish the loose Kingdom Death models as above.

Once those are done, I'm thinking to build Heavy Gear models:
* Southern King Cobra
* Southern Strike Cadre [5]
* Southern Recon Cadre [5]
* Southern Specialist Group [5]
* Southern Arena Cobra
* CEF Frames [9]
They've been sitting for a while, so it'll be good to get them playable.

If the fancy strikes, I'll also be wanting to get the rest of my Warhammer Fantasy Dogs of War models playable:
* Mengil's Manhide [10]
* Leopold's Leopard Company [21]
* count-as Captasus
* count-as Ogre
Low priority, but it'd be nice to get this off the shelf.
____

Observation - I also "need" a set of WFB5/6-era Dark Elf Crossbow to stand in as Marksmen of Miragliano

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

In lieu of actually building anything, I have been playing with a 3D modeler, and ended up getting a first cut at the design for my not Car Wars racer. Behold:

It was designed in 1/25 scale, but I would print a 2-up sample in 1/75 scale, to eventually develop as 1/150 scale playing pieces.

FYI, I've been working on the design and refining the details for several months, so it's not like I just turn on the modeler and this popped out. It's actually a very rough version of stuff I've been doing a lot of detail work on.
____

I refined the forward wheel fairings. Rather than being composed of 2 shapes, they're now composed of 8 or 9 elements each. In addition, I did a bit of work on the leading and trailing wings, for a true aerofoil shape. And I make the wheels not suck! Plus, I rework the rear fairings into teardrops...


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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

It turns out that the final object can be "in color"!



I'm still in the process of removing straight line edges, but it's a lot closer to what my sketchwork designs

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

With suspension, cleaned up wing and pod, it's almost "done" aside from a few tweaks to the nose wing:

JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I've been playing a lot of PUBG mobile via the official Tencent Gaming Buddy emulator, and Season 3 has been a lot of fun. But I've been neglecting some of my hobby work if I want to finish the KD:M stuff this year, soo... back into the breach!

Today, I started building the Green Knight Armor female, using web reference pictures.

As it turns out, her 5-part skirt is kinda tricky to figure out, but really simple to build, once you understand *how* you're supposed to build it:

1. Assemble 2-part torso and legs. Let dry.
2. Attach legs to torso. Let dry. This forms the "base" for the skirt.
3. Assemble 2-part left skirt and 2-part rear skirt. Let dry.
4. Attach left skirt to waist. Let dry.
5. Attach rear skirt to waist and left skirt; attach right skirt. Let dry.

Yeah, that's 9 pieces in 5 separate steps, with a fair bit of fitting, mold line cleanup and undercut restoration at each step, and it gets things to here:


It would have been really helpful if someone had explained this and shown the picture earlier.

Vibrant Lantern is *way* off in how they describe the build - ignore that, because you can't save the legs until later. If you do that, the skirt pieces won't have the legs and waist making the precise base to attach to!

And yet, most probably wouldn't notice because, they're not going to be looking at the model from that direction. They'd see the front:


OK, breaking for lunch. More, later!


JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I assembled her shield arm and attached it, so that's 2 more parts assembled.

OTOH, Percival and Allison arrived, so the pile to do got a little larger...

____

11/29 - attached the shoulder spike and glued her to her base. Also assembled her 3-part head.

11/30 - assembled & attached her sword arm (2 parts, plus separate sword hand, elbow & shoulder spikes = 5 parts total),

11/30- attached her head & shield hand! DONE!!!
____

The Green Knight Armor is a fiendishly complex build that really illustrates the differnence between GW and KD. Parts count:
* 3-part Head, with separate helmet "wings" (3)
* 2-part torso, with separate neck collar (3)
* 2x arm, hand, upper arm spikes, elbow spikes, wrist spikes (5 ea) + shield (= 11 total)
* multi-part skirt (5)
* legs (2)

It's a 24-part model standing 35mm tall. TWENTY-FOUR PARTS!

GW would design that as no more than 10 pieces, but there would be infill and flattening, rather than negative space and undercuts

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

And here she is in all her glory!


I've done a tiny bit of work starting on the male, to finish him before the end of the year before maybe tackling the Phoenix, although storage of that beast is something of a concern...
____

12/1 - got the male on his base, and with his arm & sword posed and drying.

After that, it'll be his other arm, shield, head & remaining detail bitz, and he'll be done!

Whew.

Thinking about it, these would have been far better as fixed-pose Narrative Sculpts, with "keyed" armor detailing to ensure "proper" assembly.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Yesterday, I finished the male counterpart:


I like the beetle horn.

Anyhow, he completes the Narratives I had wanted to finish by end of year.

I still have the Phoenix to build, but I need to figure out how/where to store/display him before I build him, because I'm not building a model with a zillion tiny little hands without having a place to put it!

Nevertheless, I'm going to call 2018 a success.


New stuff!

In the Kingdom Death Black Friday sale, I added the following kits to the pile:
* Echoes of Death - 4 generic fantasy-inspired Narrative Survivors translated over to Kingdom Death
* Alison, Twilight Knight - female version of the Twilight Knight I got as part of the original Herald of Death bonuses
* Percival - counterpoint to the Wave 4 Black Knight that I'll eventually receive

I'll be working on the Echoes minis next, so we'll see how far I get before the year ends. Heavy Gear and Warhammer Fantasy will wait for next year.

____

ETA - I couldn't wait, so I opened up my Echoes of Death box, and started building the Thief. While I've just built the foundation (legs, hips & torso), it's a nice build, really clean from much better kit engineering. I'm looking forward to this being quick and easy. The only downside appears to be a slightly higher misalignment of the mold, requiring marginally more mold line cleanup.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Tonight, I finished building my Echoes of Death set:


Overall, I'm really impressed with the posing and design, with really dynamic poses that convey motion and energy, particularly with the Fighter. It seems like the figures are slightly larger, and that's definitely the case with the Fighter - it'd have been nice if she were about 1/3 head smaller.

In putting the new figures away, there are now only a couple spots left in my storage case, so I'm going to say that I'm "done" building Kingdom Death for 2018. Hail Victory!

To close out the year, I'll be looking into getting a bunch of custom foam trays cut, along with working on my Heavy Gear minis in the background.

JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I can't find my pin vise, so decided to work on more plastic stuff. I dug out the Imperial Guard Baneblade that I had started converting into a custom Shadowsword and got started by attaching both sets of sponsons:


I have no idea whether Extra Sponsons are good, and play so rarely, it matters not at all. But it looks better to my eye.


JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

This morning, we had another Kingdom Death session, using the new Echoes minis to represent the primary weapons.

It's been a while, and we were rusty, but it was a fun game.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

2018 Year in Review

I feel that 2018 was an overall success in terms of hobby production.

1. Kingdom Death - At the start of the year, I set a goal to finish building the remaining Narrative sculpts and Monsters, which I consider completed. Only the Phoenix Monster remains unbuilt, as I haven't yet figured out how I'd going to store or transport it. I got in a few game sessions, and it's a really good game!

2. KOG light / Heavy Gear - I "fixed" my damaged Heavy Gear minis to play under KOG light. At the end, I ended up attaching the legs of 3 Fire Support Frames to their bases. No pictures, as they're early WiP. I stopped because I couldn't find my pin vise.

3. Warhammer 40,000 - Imperial Guard - I built and attached the sponsons to my Shadowsword conversion project. In addition, I finally sold off the actual Shadowsword/Stormlord kit that I had been holding on to for the past several years.

4. Warhammer Fantasy - Dogs of War - I ended up using an eBay coupon to buy the WFB5/6-era Dark Elf Command I needed for my Dark Elf Crosswbowmen to stand in as Marksmen of Miragliano.

5. other stuff - I built a 1/700 scale RMS Titanic with my son. I also designed a 3-D race car for my future not-Car Wars racing/shooting game. I came to the realization that this might be a dead end, as "realistic" movement is really hard to satisfactorily simulate.


2019 Objectives

1. Get metal cleaned and on bases! All of the 1-piece stuff should be playable.
2. Get the Heavy Gear minis assembled, so I can play broader games of KOG light. Buy that pin vise!
3. Get Kingdom Death storage sorted for Survivors and Monsters - I have a bunch of stuff to build, so I need to be able to store it all.

If I can do that, that'll be good work!


Hobby budget

The past few years, I have kept fairly detailed financials of my spend and sales, which has spurred me to sell more than I buy, despite spending pretty heavily on Kingdom Death. I intend to keep selling excess stuff, mostly as it reduces backlog and clutter, with a bonus of putting a little more cash in my pocket.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Back on the hobby wagon with my 40k Imperial Guard, finally assembling my Regimental Advisors:
* Astropath
* Master of Ordnance
* Officer of the Fleet
plus my Sister Hospitalier (Medic)!



Great models that have been sitting around since late 2016, but better late than never... That just leaves my Techpriest Enginseers to be assembled, and I'll be able to call my IG HQ assembly "done".

I only wish that the Hospitalier had been sculpted wearing a surgical mask instead of a gasmask, so that her chin could be finer, more pointed and feminine.
____

ETA - finally got around to getting a tiny wierd model on its base! I'll post a picture later.
____

ETA - I've been working on my Enginseers, and I now realize I need a "count as" Sanctioned Psyker. Hm.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

In addition to the Enginseers, I put my IG artillerymen on bases, along with a couple Tallarn riflemen who broke off their bases, and a mysterious "familar" that probably nobody even remembers:


I have a trio of Escher girls stripping in the bath, so I'll get to work on them later. In the mean time, into the case the most recent batch goes. Done!
____

Argh. The Enginseers are so 3-Dimensional that they are too bulky to fit in the case. So I make a small box to transport them with my vehicles. Fitting.


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 JohnHwangDD wrote:
2019 Objectives

1. Get metal cleaned and on bases! All of the 1-piece stuff should be playable.


As I was getting my Imperial Guard squared away, which has gone really well, it became clear that this is an army-by-army project. From easiest (OOTB) to hardest (conversions), it looks roughly like this:

GW 40k Imperial Guard
* pin 2 Missile Launcher arms
* pin Missile Launcher Shield
* attach 1 Heavy Bolter arms (conversion)

GW 40k Sisters of Battle
[X] attach backpack & 5 Jump Packs

GW 40k Inquisition
[X] repair mk.V Inquisitor backpack & weapon arms
[X] repair Missionary Chainsword arm
* pin Malcadon Lighting Claws (conversion)

GW Daemons of Chaos
* assemble Daemonettes of Slaanesh [10]

Heavy Gear as detailed earlier, requiring pin vise to really assemble properly like many of the conversions.

Interestingly, as I lay it out, it actually looks less daunting than I had imagined. Selling off the bulk of my unbuilt stuff has done wonders to limit my to-do pile.

Of course, the above list conspicuously omits my 2E Eldar, of which I have too much and need to slim down before doing any building.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

Looking forward to seeing the enginseers all painted up. And are those stormtroopers to the right?

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

@Bob - Thanks, they were tricky to build with the ball socket for for the Servo Arm, but really cool. I love the detailing. Those two on the right are just ordinary Tallarn Guardsmen firing their rifles. It's a relatively rare pose. I have a lot of dudes that need to be primed and basecoated, but at least they're finally assembled. By end of year, I intend to get a BIG group picture of the entire lot.
____

Also, this morning, I got the Escher cleaned and on bases, along with a couple Malcadons that have been sitting for ages:
Yeah, a couple of the models are "armless" and need bitz to be playable. It's unfortunate that I might not have the extra pair of metal SM Terminator Lightning Claws that would be ideal for the Malcadon. I may have to hunt for them.

I'm feeling really good to see so much stuff finally playable instead of being bitz.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I was browsing eBay to order the OOP metal Teminator Lighting Claws to fix up the Malcadon, but, weak-willed that I am, I actually ended up ordering a handful of OOP metal Escher Gangers because they're so nice. Oops.
____

Looking at everything in their storage transport boxes, I recall that waaay back at the very end of 2015, I had laid out a series of formations for my Guard army. Fortunately, the "plan" hasn't changed much in the past 3 years, but it did get reshuffled a bit as I was packing things away with the new models:

Battle Group Command
1 Regimental Command Squad with Advisors in Chimera
1 Lord Commissar

'Emperor's Blade' Assault Company
1 Company Command Squad in Chimera
3 Veteran Squads with Meltas in Chimera

'Emperor's Shield' Infantry Platoon
1 Platoon Command Squad with Commissar
5 Infantry Squads with ML & Plasmaguns
2 Heavy Weapon Squads with MLs
2 Special Weapon Squads with Plasmaguns
[1-2 Sentinels]

'Emperor's Fist' Tank Company
1 Command Tank
3 Demolishers
1 Leman Russ
1 Enginseer

'Emperor's Wrath' Artillery Company
1 Company Command Squad in Chimera
1 Basilisk
1 Hydra
1 Deathstrike
1 Enginseer

Auxiliaries

1 Platoon Command Squad (Cadian remnants)
1 Infantry Squad with ML & Plasmgun (Cadian remnants)
1 Infantry Squad (Last Chancers & Van Saar)

5 Stormtrooper Squads

1 Valkyrie
1 Shadowsword (WiP)

=Inquistion=
Inquisitors with Retinues
Assassins

Sisters of Battle


While I was shuffling everything around, I entertained a notion to make the Mechanized Infantry all-Cadian, along with the Artillery Command, using Mordian models for the Regimental Command. That'd look pretty sharp. Of course, then I'd be right back where I was with dozens of incomplete minis. And the minis are OOP, which is inconvenient. So no. Stick with the plan for what I have, and don't add to the pile or to-do list!

OTOH, perhaps get the couple minis that would make the collection "complete":
* Tallarn Lieutenant
* Sisters Canoness
I could definitely see myself doing that if the price is not unreasonable.


Tallying-up

I then tallied things up, something I've not done in years, and it turns out that I've only got 9,500 points of T3 Imperials if I include the Knight Titan and Leviathan Crusader. The ~500-pt drop is because I've sold off the NiB Vendetta and Shadowsword that I'm just not going to bother with.

Practically speaking, I should probably strip and sell off a couple dozen Tallarn Guardsmen that I won't ever field, just so I don't have to paint them. This would remove the auxiliary Platoon when I play formations, which would be fine, because I wouldn't have the points for them, anyways.

Looking it all together, I ought to convert up the following:
* CCS Regimental Standard Bearer & Orgyn Bodyguard
* 1 Scout Sentinel & 1 Armored Sentinel


Heraldry & Insignia

Once everything is built, there's a lot of painting ahead. There's a question of assigning insignia paint schemes for each "level" of soldier:
* Regimental Command
* Company Command
* Platoon Command
* Veteran Troopers
* Regular Trooper
plus Adjunct Advisors

This complicates slightly with the notion of branch-specific heraldry/color, along with distingishing "flag" officers & Sr. NCOs from NCOs & Enlisted, along with subdued field vs dress insignia. Easy, right?

____

ETA - Rehabbed an Inquisitor in Mk.V "Heresy" armor with Power Fist & Digital weapon.

1/14 - Stripped, cleaned and reassembled old Missionary with chainsword.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Yesterday, I finally got around to attaching backpacks and jump packs to the handful of Sisters Seraphim & Superior who needed them, so my girls are finally "done", as in fully-playable:



Total 26 T3 Imperials completed year-to-date, so it's a good run.


Next up are my Classichammer Fantasy Dogs of War, starting with Mengil's Manflayers, before moving on to various pikemen and so forth:

Inventory

Borgio the Besieger

Captain
Paymistress
High Witch
4 Wizards/Witches

30 Ricco's Republican Guard
22 Leopold's Leopard Company
10 Vespero's Vendetta
14 Braganza's Besiegeres
13 Marksmen of Malice (DE Xbows)

15 Halflings (Familiars)
2 Ogres

Light Cannon
Giants of Albion
Asarnil the Dragonlord

I have too many Wizards and Witches - I'll re-base a couple of them as my Imperial Guard Primaris Psyker or Astropaths

to-do
* assemble Familars [5]
* assemble Mengil's Manflayer Regiment [10]
* assemble Leopold's Leopard Company [22+2]

* assemble Ricco's Republican Guard [15]

* assemble Dark Elf Crossbow Command Standard (conversion)
* assemble 3rd Dark Ogre (conversion)
* assemble Dark Captasus (conversion)
____

ETA - Well crap. I opened the Manflayer clamshell, and darned if the models aren't at least a half-head taller than the rest of the DoW and Empire stuff that I own. Plus, they're all splayed out, so storage becomes an issue. I guess I'll focus on the pikemen first, of which I have plenty enough to keep me busy for a while.
____

ETA - ... or, I could repair the Captain conversion and assemble the 5 Chaos Familiars that I never got around to. Yeah. Small work. Kinda wish I had gotten a LOT more Familiars back when GW sold bitz by the gram. I could have gotten so many Familars that way!

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

These are the Chaos Familiars I finally got around to cleaning and getting playable:

The Mannequin, Armored Mite and Daemonette are duplicates that I already own, but can paint differently, but the Thing and Lune are new. This gets me to 15 total Familiars out of something like 2 dozen. No, I'm not going to be hunting them.

Having slept on the question of my Mengil Manhide's Manflayers, and the Diazettes and the Slaanesh Lord I've been holding, I decided to put them all on the selling block. For how little I'm playing, and how much I own, I just don't need to build them when they add so little to my gaming experience versus the effort required to get them playable. Especially when I see what some of them can sell for, but mostly because selling them instantly reduces my backlog and storage requirements!

OTOH, Leopold's Leopard Company are easy to build, give me a 2nd flavor of much-needed pike, and store nicely. Yes! Keep! Build!
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1/16 - cleaned and built the first 8 pikemen. 14 to go!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Here are the first 8 Dogs of War pikemen from Leopold's Leopard Company:

It's a start!
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In other news, in digging through the closet, I can't find my WFB bitz box with the matching pikes for my Ricco's Republican Guard. Probably buried in dust with my pin vise. *sigh*
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ETA - got the command built and another pikeman

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-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I built Leopold, his command, and 5 more pikemen:

This brings the unit to 16 models, so it's playable. I still have another 6 before the unit is done.

After that, I have to stop until I can find my bitz box.

In the mean time, I ordered a metal 40k SoB Canoness because I kinda need one to complete that sub-army.
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1/19 - built last 6 pikemen bringing the unit to full strength of 22 total, rebased a couple witches for 40k use.

I also dug out my WFB 5E Empire Regiments. It turns out that I have a lot of them, and that I picked through the various bitz. I have at least 60 multi-pose plastic Troopers with 2 metal Handgunner upgrade kits for 16 Troops, led by 2 metal Sergeants with Hochland Long Rifles and 2 metal Sergeants with Repeater Handguns. Plus loads of Swords, Shields and 2-part Halberds.

I reshuffled the storage about, and I would be able to fit 28 infantry in the Empire case, so that's how many Handgunners I'll make.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I built the remaining 6 pikemen, so I finished the Leopold's Leopard Company unit:


This "completes" my Dogs of War army, so I'm "done" for the time being, with the last few models needing my pin vise for conversions.

Empire Handgunners are next, intending to have 3x 10 with a fancy gun on the Champion to finish off my Fantasy stuff.

After that, it'll be a reassessment of my Eldar forces and probably time to sell off a bunch more models to get down to what I actually want to keep as things to play.
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ETA - The Escher I ordered arrived, so I'm getting them stripped and assembled.

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JHDD's Grand Hobby Ominbus
-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I finished cleaning and assembling the new Escher models!

They're just so nice.

40k-wise, I'm waiting on the Terminator Lighting Claws and Sisters Canoness to "complete" the Inquisition and Sisters stuff.


In going through the Emprire models, I set aside the first 18 plastic Handgunner bodies that I'll be assembling from the bases up. It looks like the typical metal Handgun is held cross-body, so there should be less of an issue with "tippy" models like I had with the hybrid Crossbowmen. Nevertheless, I still intend to glue weight into the bases to help minimize any tendency to fall over.

I should probably break out my Empire Armies book to see how they're all supposed to be organized. LOL.

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-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
 
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