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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

@ Gits Thank you sir, my pace is thanks to your massive effort on your Halloween special. (If gits can paint that fast come on boys!)

@ Archer Thank you, much appreciated. Listed and pics below.

This project is an effort to make tham closer to what I want, but not spend too much time doing it. With moving I have realised I have an awful lot of models and I really should paint them. I also have enough room to have a battle or too with the kids (who like the idea) I do not hold with the whole "it must be painted!" thing, but I would like to have completed armies. (No army is ever complete!) Just want to get to grips with this collection and do something with it.

So the Space Marines...Current list...

3 x Commanders (to paint)
1 x Librarian (to paint, maybe)
15 x Terminators (10 to paint)
10 x Hvy weapons (to paint)
19 x Tactical (18 to paint)
5 x Assault (to paint)
6 x Bikes (to paint)
1 x Attack bike (to paint)
1 x Chaplain on bike (to paint)
3 x Dreadnaughts (2 to paint)
1 x Speeder (to paint)
1 x Predator (to paint)
2 x Scout Razorback (1 to make and paint)
1 x Drop pod (to make and paint)
1 x Landraider



Want to add 3 true scale rhinos scratch built and going to build a fortress for them. Thinking of using the drop pod as the basis for the fortress. And thinking of making up a superheavy command transport type thing, don't think they have anything like it at present, but I have an idea in my head.

Going to be doing this week days, weekends will be for other things (ie RL, but hopefully modelling)

Leave you with the lads so far on display bases.


Thoughts appreciated, especially about the army, what am I missing etc.Not that I will be entering any tournies or anything like that so not really bothered about legalities.





 
   
Made in kr
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

Awesome stuff fella. Really like that camo. Can't believe how quickly you get them done! Great stuff

   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






They look so good dude! love the single solid Ultra blue spot it works well with the camo colours you used, the camo design is done beautifully as well.

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I absolutely love the individual squad scenic bases. What a great idea.

In regards to the models it's a very ultramarine collection. Good representation from all the types. You may want to add some centurions. I hear they are pretty good. But I still find them funny looking. But with your modelling skills......have I planted an idea yet?

I think a big command vehicle or fortress would be very cool.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Looking fantastic! Really enjoying seeing the before pics for each unit, I've repainted armies myself and it's a great feeling to bring a unit back looking swanky.

EDC
   
Made in fr
Perfect Shot Ultramarine Predator Pilot





France

Your marines look definitely better with their new color scheme.
It's a good point that you decided to repaint them, it's worth the effort.
And chosing a camo scheme for marines is quite original, I like the idea.

My P&M blog : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/406869.page
! Go watch my gallery !

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks guys,

@Januine Thank you sir, aiming to get them done quick, just don't look too close.
@Nerdy Thanks bud, I figure its enough to distinguish them as Ultra's without being Smurfs.
@ Archer, Thanks, I thought the bases would make it easier and better to display them. I will take on board what you have said, think I have an idea or two.
@ EDC Thanks, yeah it feels good, been meaning to for a while, they have always been a job I rushed, unfortunately looks like it again, but I have made some improvement on the previous flat coat.
@ Minus, Thank you.

So whats to report....lots. Started a new Ork Project (see other blog) Tried some experiments this weekend some failed (not going there!) Others not bad. Started on my entry for the LoER comp, a must see as there is some truly amazing work going on there. I do not stand a chance, only got a couple weeks, but that's tons for me.

Well heres me setting the world on fire again....

Took some sprue (Hi DrH)(he will twitch and the word) ..

Cleaned it up...

Attacked it with a blow torch...

And got this...



Kinda goes dark about there, as I cut it up and am trying to mould it, think I have failed badly, but I have the bits and will glue them together so I have at least one tree out of it. (think I have blown £10 woth of silicone and resin on it though.)
I will get it together and post some nice pics.

I was kinda thinking this for the LoER comp, but then I saw Rugluds entry, and it is a bit too similar, so that is out, sooooo plan B

Take some silly rubbish....(cotton buds)

Cut them up a bit, and cut up some cocktail sticks....

Then cut the tubey bits up at an angle...

Stick them together...

Repeat.....lots....

Carve a base in some insulation foam....

MMMM but there no weight in it....I know I will mould up and cast a couple...

Drilled holes in it for the sticks to go in.

Current state is primer....


Oh also half way through repainting these, but have realised the state of the mould lines on them and am too embarised to show you so far...


Well thanks guys for looking, your thoughts are appreciated.




 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Curious about your tree concepts. The blowtorched tree is incredible.

Oh how I hate painting assault marines. They just seem like twice the effort. Once upon a time I painted about 50 of them for a mate in about four weeks.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Bugger nearly forgot....

A while back I bought a very cheap little package, now your not to laugh....



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mini-Airbrush-Air-Brush-Compressor-Spray-Paint-Gun-0-4mm-Needle-Art-Kit-Set-Cake-/291596075802?var=&hash=item43e47b031a

Yes it is an airbrush, since I have nothing like the budget or the patience to learn how to properly I thought I would try a cheapy off ebay, after all, all I am going to do is base coat stuff, will help a bunch with terrain. I have to say it was worth every penny of the £20 I spent. Plug and play, had no issues so far, been using it a lot with the repaint on the marines (yes I been cheating), ok its only base coating stuff, no detail work, but I am a brush man, and to be honest just not good enough to worry at it. This thing is sold for nail art and temporary tattoo work, even if you have a real one I would say this is worth a go as a back up, little chap plugs away just great for me.




 
   
Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Oooh, that sprue true is truly gnarly looking. Great minds think alike right Like the direction you're going with the bamboo though and intrigued to see further progress.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Interesting idea for bamboo, look forward to seeing how that comes together.

For 20 squids you can't argue with that.
Beware though, that it's the gateway drug of the air-brush world. You'll soon be looking at class-A brushes.

Oh, and yes I felt a tingle in my sprue-sense.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Ta guys,

Whos this...

Heres Ronnie...


bit to go yet, but not far.

Thoughts?




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Really like them. Very unique and quite effective ad giving cover.

   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Bamboo is grass, not wood. Just to be TFG. Also, never, ever plant bamboo or mint. Weeds, they are, and darn near impossible to eradicate once they get started. Excellent idea for bamboo though. Definitely gonna borrow it.

The airbrush looks quite useful. Doc is right. A gateway drug. There is something almost mesmerizing about using one...once you've figured out how to keep the paint flowing.

 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

The bamboo looks excellent. Such a simple technique and such a great result.

Mint is an excellent ground cover and has the benefit of being edible too.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in au
Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja






That bamboo turned out great! And so easy! Very nifty idea.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you all.

Back to Camo dudes.

Tonights Starter, Biker Chaplain.

This was a very early attempt by my son at painting.....

First I broke it...


It did look like this...Please don't be too harsh, he was 8 and this was probably one of the first models he painted.


Bit of remodelling...





Thanks for looking.




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

BIT of remodeling??!

Actually, I think that's pretty darn good for an 8-year old. Shows neatness, attention to detail and an understanding of color.

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Modified bike looks amazing. Going to let your son try his improved painting skills loose on this bike?

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

If only I could get them interested...

Progress.....



Thoughts?




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I think it's awesomesuace. Next question.

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Progress is looking good. Although I really am not sure how I feel about a chaplain not wearing his skull helmet.....

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Actually, it would be really cool to see a bare-headed chaplain with a skull painted on his face...

Just a thought.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thank you guys your keeping me going here.

Well its an old metal model and though I could probably do a head swap, that is the head, but see what you think.

Still a little work to do...







Thoughts appreciated.




 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Oooooh.... I like that!

   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

The conversion has come up a treat. Really dig the spinal column and the face paint works really well. Guess this badass doesn't need a helmet after all.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Nice modification, Cam'. Looks the part.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Thanks all.

Just a couple WIPs of my woody bits.....





Still a way to go yet.

Thoughts?




 
   
Made in au
Chaplain with Hate to Spare






That Tree is 'Tree-mendous!' it looks 'Vine' to me! good to see you 'Branch' out with your sprue stuff with work this good we wont be able to 'Leaf' you alone!

Flesh Eaters 4,500 points


" I will constantly have those in my head telling me how lazy and ugly and whorish I am. You sir, are a true friend " - KingCracker

"Nah, I'm just way too lazy to stand up so I keep sitting and paint" - Sigur

"I think the NMM technique with metals is just MNMM. Same sound I make while eating a good pizza" - Whalemusic360 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very cool stuff. The tree with the mushrooms is amazing.

   
 
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