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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.

   
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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).

   
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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
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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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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!

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

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

   
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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!


   
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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...

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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!!!
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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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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...
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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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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.

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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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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.

   
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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.


   
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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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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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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.
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ETA - finally got around to getting a tiny wierd model on its base! I'll post a picture later.
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ETA - I've been working on my Enginseers, and I now realize I need a "count as" Sanctioned Psyker. Hm.

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

   
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@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.
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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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2019 Imperial Guard Inventory

As of early 2019, this is likely my "final" Imperial Guard configuration, as I do not intend to buy anything further for the army. The organization is based on formations, which provides me with plenty of options to choose from.

Battle Group Command
Regimental Command Squad with Medic & Advisors in Chimera
Lord Commissar

'Emperor's Blade' Assault Company
Company Command Squad in Chimera
- Tallarn Veterans with Plasmaguns in Chimera
- Tallarn Veterans with Meltas in Chimera
- Cadian & Van Saar Vets with Flamers & Melta in Chimera
- 2 Hellhounds

'Emperor's Shield' Infantry Platoon
1 Platoon Command Squad with ML & Commissar
3 Tallarn Squads with ML & Plasmaguns
1 Remnants Squad with ML & Plasmgun (Cadian & Last Chancers)
1 Escher Squad with Heavy Stubber & Plasmagun
2 Heavy Weapon Squads with MLs
1 Special Weapon Squad with Plasmaguns
1 Special Weapon Squad with Meltas
[1-2 Sentinels]

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

'Emperor's Wrath' Artillery Company
1 Company Command Squad in Chimera (Cadian)
1 Basilisk
1 Hydra
1 Deathstrike
1 Techpriest Enginseer


Auxiliaries
5 Stormtrooper Squads

1 Valkyrie
1 Shadowsword (WiP)

=Inquistion=
Inquisitors with Retinues
Assassins

Sisters of Battle


Looking at everything in their storage transport boxes, it's basically the same as what I planned waaay back at the very end of 2015, but it did get reshuffled a bit as I decided what I would keep. 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, except I'd be right back where I was with dozens of incomplete minis. And the minis are OOP, which is inconvenient. So no. I stuck with the plan for what I have, and didn't add to the pile or to-do list! The only model I'm still considering to get would be an OOP Tallarn Lieutenant, for completeness.


Tallying-up

I then tallied things up, something I've not done in years, and it turns out that I've only got 9,000 points of T3 Imperials if I include the Knight Titan and Leviathan Crusader. The ~800+pt drop is because I've sold off the NiB Vendetta and Shadowsword that I'm just not going to bother with, along with 3 excess squads of Guardsmen that I don't need because I won't play them.


To-do

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?

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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. I also ordered the Canoness to complete my Sisters force.

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

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

1/31 - Updated list to reflect planned sale of 3 excess Infantry Squads

2/4 - Updated text to reflect final army plan.

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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:

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

* assemble Ricco's Republican Guard [4]
* assemble Dark Elf Crossbow Command Standard (conversion)
* assemble 3rd Dark Ogre (conversion)
* assemble Dark Captasus (conversion)
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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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First cut at an army looks like this:

Proposed Empire Army List v.2

Lords
General on Horseback

Heroes
Captain on Horseback (BSB)
Warrior Priest on Horseback
Wizard (lv. 2)

Core
24 Halberdiers [FC]

10 Handgunners +Hochland Longrifle (C)
10 Handgunners +Hochland Longrifle (C)
10 Handgunners +Repeater Handgun (C)
10 Handgunners +Repeater Handgun (C)


5 Huntsmen

8 Empire Knights of the White Wolf [FC]
6 Empire Knights [FC]

Special
23 Greatswords [FC]
+10 Halberdiers (d)

Great Cannon

Rare
Helblaster Volley Gun
Helblaster Volley Gun

Italics = Work in Progress (WiP)

Deployment
Characters on horseback join the larger unit of 8 Knights;
Wizard joins Greatswords


Painting

At some point, I will want to paint this, and it will need to contrast against my Dogs of War in Purple & White & Silver (+Yellow +Grey). With all of the Artillery and Handgunners, color-wise, it should be Nuln-ish in color, so there will be a lot of black on many units (basically everything gunpowder), so it needs a bright color: Red, Blue, or Green. As my Imperial Guard are already Green, I'm thinking to go with Red as the primary color, Black as contrast on blackpowder units, Off-White as contrast on everything else, alternate primary of Crimson, with Brown and Steel accent colors.
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ETA - I found my WFB bitz box! It turns out I have another dozen-ish metal Handgunner bitz that I'll be building, likely at the expense of Swordsmen.

But more importantly, it has the pikes for my Republican Guard pikemen! Yes!

There's also most of a Keeper of Secrets that I should try to sell if it's not for count-as DoW Pegasus conversion. Wow.
____

2/4 - I made arrangements to trade off a small pile of Empire, so the list is somewhat smaller.

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It turns out that I only have 11 unbroken pike bitz for my Republican Guard, where I need 15 to build up all of the models. Nevertheless, I went ahead and built the first 5, bringing in the unit strength up from 15 to 20:


6 more, and then I'll switch over to Empire,

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

I used the remaining half-dozen unbroken pikes to assemble 6 more of Ricco's pikement, brinigng the unit to 26 models total:


I like the look of the unit all together, even if there are 4 more pikes that need some sort of conversion / pinning / rebuild.

38 total Dogs of War built YtD!

With that, my Dogs of War really are "done" for the immediate future, pending a push to finish the conversions:
* Dark Captasus
* Dark Marksmen Standard
* Republican Guard pikemen (4)
* Dark Ogre

Empire up next. For real. Honestly.

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ETA - there was a trio of Dark Eldar Prisoner & Slave minis in the case, but I don't need so many! I have a SoB Prisoner and a converted Slave for Fantasy, so I put the other Slave on a round base for my 40k =Inquisition=. I'll probably sell the extra Prisoner models unless I can think of a good reason to keep them for playing.

31 total T3 Imperials built YtD.

All told, including rebasing and repairs, it's closer to 80 models YtD
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1/25 - glued the legs on the Keeper of Secrets Giant and the Winged Nightmare Ogre.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






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... or I could just keep on building Dogs of War stuff. Like that 3rd Dark Ogre:

The Ogre is based on the long OOP Winged Nightmare mount for Melkhior the Ancient, subsequently replaced by the larger and more impressive Winged Nightmare mount for the Blood Dragon version.

This is my 3rd such Nightmare conversion, bringing the unit up to the necessary minimum 3 models. Unlike the other two, he's not upright, but that's OK, because I only have 1 pose, so the postural variation helps make them individuals.

This is a pure SGT build, rather than a brass pin & GS effort, so the assembly is *much* faster (no drilling).

As for Melkhoir the Ancient, he's too big for me to use as a Wizard on mount, and he's not armored like a Captain, so I think he'll be sold off to someone who wants an OOP Vampire.
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ETA - rebased a couple of the duplicate Familiars on diagonal bases to prependicular/parallel slots so they wouldn't match up identically when ranked.

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