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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut





OKC, OK USA

Cadaver wrote:Perhaps we'll see an Imperialized Battlewagon next?


To get technical, we saw that one first, just not by Dave.

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Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

Hi guys

Thanks once again for all your comments. I'm really enjoying being creative but not too OTT on these vehicles. Here are a couple of answers to your thoughts questions.

@ Disjointed Entity - I've been thinking about working on a guide. I might just do that once I've finished the Blood Pact project.

@ Death by Monkeys - the symbols are freehand and the head, as Platuanth4th said, is from the Baneblade sprue. A while back a bunch of friends around the country sent me their standing BB commander bodies and the heads they weren't using.

@ Cadaver - I'm thinking about a battlewagon conversion, but I'm not sure what weapon I'd put in the truck bed. Some sort of artillery piece or AA gun, I think.

@ sA - the orky gun cupola stands pretty tall and I think that's part of the visual issue you're picking up on. I'm waiting to hear what the Chimeras will actually be able to be armed with, but I'm keen to do some up with snub-nose autocannon mounts.

@jah - thanks mate. It can be very easy to go overboard. Also it takes less time with a less is more approach ; )

@ Platuanth4th - I'm really looking forward to seeing that BW conversion finished. I love the idea of turning it into a mobile command center.

@ Dante - My book hasn't arrived yet. Hopefully tomorrow.

Cheers
Dave

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Annapolis, MD, USA

Dave, Is there anyway you could reproduce those templates for us to make our own trucks?

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Member of the Malleus





Glasgow, Scotland

Got my copy of Purge the Unclean today so ready to begin getting to the details when you are mate.

Cheers,

Dante

   
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Wing Commander





Kent, UK

davetaylor wrote:


@ Disjointed Entity - I've been thinking about working on a guide. I might just do that once I've finished the Blood Pact project.



great! looking forward to it! I really can't wait to see it all assembled together!

"In the Grim Darkness of the far future; there is only countless Requisition Forms, filled in Triplicate."

 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Dave, are you there?

*pokes for updates*

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

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- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

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We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
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Where ever the Emperor needs his eyes

Didn't he say he and his wife were expecting a child soon? He might be doing things that have to do with that.
   
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Sneaky Kommando





New York City

I got to see Dave painting in action. Trust me, he's coming along with the project, and was even chatting about his "next two stalker tanks."

   
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Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

Hi guys

Yep, things have been a bit light on the Blood Pact lately. A combination of baby prep (there's a lot of stuff you need apparently), tax time, friends from out of town, other hobby projects (posted on my blog), and a steady increase in new tasks for my new job have meant reduced time on the Blood Pact.

As Chrispy says though, I've been painting on my Stalk Tank and hope to get more done over the weekend for an early next week update. I'm thinking about running a contest to create a couple of datasheets for the Stalk Tanks. Should be fun.

Cheers
Dave

   
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Where ever the Emperor needs his eyes

So they have you doing the parenting classes and stuff Dave? I only ask because I work at a hospital and see people going to them a lot.

I don't think any lack of activity would prevent people from still waiting for more, and I'm sure most everyone here understands that life comes before hobbies.

Can't wait to see that painted Stalk Tank though.
   
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Member of the Malleus





Glasgow, Scotland

Looking forward to updates when your ready mate. Know what you mean about real life getting in the way, hope everything is coming along smoothly for the baby on the way?

Is it a boy or a girl?

Cheers,

Dante

   
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Small Wyrm of Slaanesh




Bournemouth UK

great work

how did you do the chaos symbols on your tanks?



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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Good luck with the little blighter. How far along is the Hive Queen?

sA

My Loyalist P&M Log, Irkutsk 24th

"And what is wrong with their life? What on earth is less reprehensible than the life of the Levovs?"
- American Pastoral, Philip Roth

Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Awesome work!

Really inspiring

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Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

Hi guys

I've just put up another post on my blog, this one about rivets on models and four methods to make them. The link is in my signature.

@ BrotherStynier - yep, had five weeks of three hour classes. Oh the things you get to see and talk about : 0

@ Dante - it's a girl, you know the old "Gamer Curse" tale ; )

@ T3h_Guppy - the symbols were hand painted. I started with a circe traced around a base, then painted in lines for the arrows, then spent quite a bit of time fleshing them out and highlighting them.

@ sA - Less than two weeks til due date.

@ BoxANT - thanks mate, Hopefully I'll have the Stalk Tank finished soon.

Cheers
Dave

   
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Member of the Malleus





Glasgow, Scotland

Ah, well the hobby needs more females anyway!

Looking forward to seeing what you do for the vehicles, particularly the SteG4 as I haven't seen any good conversions for this done.

Thats a great tutorial for making rivets and bravo for covering a range of methods. I find another (more time consuming) method for really small rivets is to use green stuff, a technical pencil (the ones with the thin rods of graphite) and a little vaseline. Put a small blob of GS where you want the rivet, put some vaseline on the tip of the technical pencil and then stamp the GS with it. Once its stamped and sorted simply trim the excess with a sharp scalpel.

Have had some thought for the Purge project, will email my character preferences just now. I think a few overlap but we can discuss which we will each do.

Cheers,

Dante

   
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Where ever the Emperor needs his eyes

I think its safe to say, I'll be fine on waiting a few more years before having to go to one of those classes. The rivet tutorial seems like it'll come in hand when I eventually get around to my Chaos Guard, all I know about them thus far is they won't be Blood Pact, I would feel far to inadequate next to you.
   
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Annapolis, MD, USA

When is your girl supposed to be born?

My Blog http://ghostsworkfromthedarkness.blogspot.com/

Ozymandias wrote:
Pro-painted is the ebay modeling equivalent of "curvy" in the personal ads...
H.B.M.C. wrote:
Taco Bell is like carefully distilled Warseer - you get what you need with none of the usual crap. And, best of all, it's like being a tourist who only looks at the brochure - you don't even have to go, let alone stay.

DR:90S+GMB+I+Pw40k01-D++A++/areWD 250R+T(M)DM+ 
   
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Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

"Two weeks", also one of my favorite lines from Total Recall (right after "Get your ass to Mars").

Cheers
Dave

   
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Right behind you.

Y'know, Dave, I was reading through your blog and read your post about the Blood Pact not typically dealing with Psykers.

And I have to say, with those Rogue Psykers...I'm sure you can come up with something
I'd love to see your take on the Sons of Sek at some point, though...
   
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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

Don't stress the girl, Dave

I've got 3 kids. Girls on the outside and a son in the middle.

My son only ever took a real interest in Pokemon & Dragnball Z CCG's, with MTG coming in as he got older (which he's long since dropped). My girls are the gaers, with my oldest only begin really interested in RPG's, and my youngest interested in all "gaming" and miniatures.

May your luck be as good as mine with daughters.

Eric

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Tough Traitorous Guardsman




Maryland, USA

Hi guys

Thanks for all the kind comments. My wife and I are really looking forward to the new parenting experience.

I've just posted pics of my Stalk Tank on my blog and I'll post a few here too.









I think my lights might've been too close to the light tent so I'll take some more pictures once we're home from the hospital and settled.

I hope you enjoy them.

Cheers
Dave

   
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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator







nice love the faces of the blood pact guys

i want to play and ride with you on your predator. i want to be friends with you
too bad alien scum
arrrghhhhhhhhh *cuts off head of space marine*
dat was fun friend....friend??? friend!!!!
humph your not my friend any more *walks off to the predator* now for some fun!

i play as and needs the new sm army codex!!!!! 
   
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Minnesota

Wow.

Love the mantis stalk tank.

The Emperor doesn't seem to do much for you but you sure are expected to be mutilated, suffer, and die to make him happy. And is he dead or what? If he's entombed that would mean he's dead as a doornail, right? So, how can he be happy about anything you do, or even give orders to anyone? Are you worshipping the dead now? Is that something you'd really want to do? Because it sounds freaking creepy to me.
 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Calgary

Wow, this just keeps getting better. If I ever start a miniatures and games company, I'll make a magazine to compete with WD and hire you to put cool stuff in it.

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Regular Dakkanaut





Wonderful work Dave. I love what you did with the base on this stalk tank.

Its a mini diorama in itself!

Also the work on the tanks (Malcador and variants) in earlier pages in great. How did you get those cultist arrows and 8 pointed star shapes? Stencil, masking fluid, or masking tape?

They look fantastic.

   
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Lethal Lhamean






It looks like it could walk of the base.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Really lovely stalker! Can we see a group shot???

And well done and congratz on the important stuff!!



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

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Wing Commander





Kent, UK

Great work on the Stalk-tank! I think you've captured the essence of Abnett's work exactly!

Also, tell your wife sorry for the necessary op from me!

"In the Grim Darkness of the far future; there is only countless Requisition Forms, filled in Triplicate."

 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Canada

I think this project gets more amazing/incredible/jaw-dropping in terms of your skill with plasticard and modelling everytime you post.

Three of those stalk tanks! That's just sinister... in a good way!
   
 
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