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Made in ca
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drinking tea in the snow

Man, that was a tough setback but you recovered it very nicely!

realism is a lie
 
   
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Houston, TX

The Dragon turned out great. Good recovery. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I HEARD MY NAME.

That is awful, and I've been there. IN FUTURE (and feel free to practice this on your fogged canopies!)

Take ultra-fine sandpaper, and sand the clear plastic. I find a dry sand, followed by a wet sand works well here, you should only need to sand the outside, unless the glue/goo got to the inside. Clean with a soft cloth, and let them fully dry.

Then, apply clear GLOSS varnish to the clear plastic.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Thanks! I will give that a shot, since I do hope to use the damaged canopy in some way. If I can actually restore it that would be ideal, I was thinking I'd just paint it back and stick it on a hard luck Valk I got for free.

Does anyone know if getting a speciality set of sanding papers is worth it? Saw some in action for model cars and wasn't all that impressed, but I could be wrong.

And now: Enter the Arvus!

Should I try to do re-entry scorch marks on it?





   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

A packet of model sanding paper is cheap, and worth it for projects like these. Being able to ultra-smooth sand/surface prep is great, and can really help with sticky/problem decal applications.

I have a pair of Arvus (Arvii?) and I also ponder the landing scorches. No opinion either way, as of yet.


--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Definitely Arvii. I'll see about the sanding paper then. I'm trying to focus on better quality tools and materials over more figures, so that fits. : )

In the meantime I got given some Cadians for the price of shipping, and so I'm doing some up desert style to put more imperial boots on the ground on Taros. I-walker runs mostly tanks, but you never know. Not my assembly, and I got some free labor of varying quality while teaching some basic painting techniques on these.

78th Raganii Fusiliers. I think I will convert them up a bag piper, but otherwise leave them stock. One of the many, many Cadian pattern infantry regiments of the Imperium. I'm going to do a platoon's worth painted to a vague tabletop quality.

   
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Maine

I have some ultra fine sanding films. They work great when I bother to use them. They are plastic, and are good for wet sanding.

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I hear ya. Usually any cleanup I need to do can be done with a knife, but one can always try to get better.

It occurs to me that we haven't shown these yet:

Helstrom Veteran Squad:







Hmm, there were 3-4 more, but I can't seem to find a picture of them.





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There is a Tau type terrain 3-D print files kickstarter up. Not really worth it for me, but good for inspiration!

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Houston, TX

I love the Arvus. Looking forward to seeing yours complete. And that’s a unique veteran squad. It has a lot of character and fits the desert theme.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Thanks! The full squad is really cool - I walker had most of the original last chancers mixed with some other classic metals.

Idea to save for Terrain: Tau sand farm. Using a series of nets/charged plates/technowhatsits, blowing sand is sorted grain by grain into patches of different colored sand of different composition.
   
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Arvus is done!


Here's a WIP shot. I used a larger brush for a heavier shading (which looks kind of crappy), but then tightened it up by painting in more desert yellow. The drybrush also helps a lot.



Here it is finished. I enjoyed it, and commend Forge world for producing such an evocative model that helps complete the 40K setting. Oddly, it seems to have a great deal of sensors and optics, which I suppose makes sense for an orbital shuttle - why wouldn't you use for recon of you had space superiority?









For whatever reason the Khorne red looks very pink in these pictures. It really isn't. Sticking a big chunk of resin up on a flying stand does feel a bit risky







Here is the underside, for when it is lying crashed in the desert after the Tau have shot it down!



   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I really do love this model, and the older Aquila Lander. I wish we could see more of the 'non-combat' models, shuttles and the like, from the 40K universe.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Really like how the weathering around the panel lines came out- that's the look I've wanted for my own vehicles for some time- will have to try to emulate!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Maine

Must admit the drop tank sensor pod is a scratch build. However even the chin has a pretty good assortment of sensors. I always figured it would make a fine ELINT platform.
Hence the drop tank mod.
It is a ubiquitous imperial aircraft with space capability.

Just what is Col. Helstrom up to using such an advanced upgrade while performing liaison duties?




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Houston, TX

Looking really nice, Kestral!

I definitely need one of those. It can add so much story and character to a campaign.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
 
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