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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

But also! a little chaos marine, with a stormcast head! The stormcast heads work pretty well for chaos actually, they got a creepy vibe to them. Should I clean up and drill the barrel? Probably. Will I?

....



Next: Me actually focusing on a single thing, ever? haha, no.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Palitine Il

What is this “focus” thing?

The Stormcast heads are definitely a good choice for Chaos, they fall so hard into uncanny valley it’s impossible for them to look anything but wrong.

Are you a perfectionist? If no then a spot of black paint is the most you need. Drilled barrels and even painted ones are usually a bigger waste of time than eyes on table-top paint jobs.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

amazingturtles,

I would do the drilling...it is just so easy on plastic models.

I have to show one of my gaming group your AoS Stormcast head idea as he is building a Chaos Warband slowly out of all sorts of left over Marines.

Cheers,

CB


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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

ChaoticMind wrote:What is this “focus” thing?

The Stormcast heads are definitely a good choice for Chaos, they fall so hard into uncanny valley it’s impossible for them to look anything but wrong.

Are you a perfectionist? If no then a spot of black paint is the most you need. Drilled barrels and even painted ones are usually a bigger waste of time than eyes on table-top paint jobs.


Ha, i am definitely not a perfectionist. I may try drilling it just for the sake of trying, but i don't think i can manage an entire army.

Captain Brown wrote:amazingturtles,

I would do the drilling...it is just so easy on plastic models.

I have to show one of my gaming group your AoS Stormcast head idea as he is building a Chaos Warband slowly out of all sorts of left over Marines.

Cheers,

CB


Thanks! I've got another one to show, i think it's working pretty well



like chaoticmind says, it's that uncanny valley effect, combining the over the topness of chaos with an emotionless mask. I might try to make a third, make it a litte bit wilder.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Hm... well, he's not actually wilder yet. In fact he is probably too tame for chaos. But i tried to get the "intoning from a book" thing going, and I think it worked.



Intoning with a power fist.

Next: I had actually lost my container that had all my various little animals in, but now it is found! So, pets!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Five is right out.

The Stormcast heads look aces. Will be stealing the idea.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 15/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Palitine Il

“Look, it’s RIGHT HERE in the big book of rules; ‘The Emperor of Mankind is a doody head.’”

Looking good, and always good to find something you lost.
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Thanks, both of you! feel free to steal, as I think i know i'm not the first to try it.

Here are some more beasty cultists types. Two of them have friends! They are made from battered parts and i still need to fix up stuff. There's some bases and bits that are twenty years old in there i think.



Two of them have pets!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Lookit who i got a hold of!



This is the best model that gw has made

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

amazingturtles,

Your beastly cultists are well quite goat like. Very unique and they will standout as you next creation.

Cheers,

CB

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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Thank you! I've got a couple more that i am still painting up. Maybe i will put them here soon. Maybe i will forget. It is hard to say.

In the meantime, here is a lanky mutant fellow kitbash.



Nothing much, just messing around. I kind of want to make a small mutant/alien squad, they and the beast cultists can be friends.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

Did you have an idea in mind already for what he/she was supposed to look like before you put glue to plastic?

'Cause he/she reminds me of some non-GW IP, but I can't place him/her.

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 15/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

 Excommunicatus wrote:
Did you have an idea in mind already for what he/she was supposed to look like before you put glue to plastic?

'Cause he/she reminds me of some non-GW IP, but I can't place him/her.


Honestly I did not have much of a plan. I knew i wanted to do something with the kroot body, but things changed a couple of times when i was working, originally they had a drum in one arm, but then i found those long arms in my bits box and they seemed a much better fit. I should plan more, i know.

Here's something else though that i forgot to put up here: another chaos/stormcast/renegade marine with a friend!



Hands that are pointing are invaluable, but even more so are hands can be used as bird rests.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





I like this latest "falconer", that's one big, ugly bird The rest of the Stormcast Marines are cool too, the guy with the book reminds me of my favorite IG Commissar.

Regarding SM hands, the Devastator kit is really great for them as it comes with a pair (left and right) of pointing, fist and open hands).

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

FWIW, I'm not arguing that you need to plan more. I'm aware everyone's process is different.

Personally, I almost always have a plan, but it rarely survives contact with plastic or a keyboard.

IMO, the Falconer needs a cape/cloak. It's a status thing.

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The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 15/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

mcmattila wrote:I like this latest "falconer", that's one big, ugly bird The rest of the Stormcast Marines are cool too, the guy with the book reminds me of my favorite IG Commissar.

Regarding SM hands, the Devastator kit is really great for them as it comes with a pair (left and right) of pointing, fist and open hands).


Thank you! yeah, the bird is wonderfully ugly and i love it. And i will have to check out the devastors when i get the chance!

Excommunicatus wrote:FWIW, I'm not arguing that you need to plan more. I'm aware everyone's process is different.

Personally, I almost always have a plan, but it rarely survives contact with plastic or a keyboard.

IMO, the Falconer needs a cape/cloak. It's a status thing.


Don't worry about the plan thing, i was joking around. But yes, capes are a must. I've got a few lying around but the trick of getting them and backpack to work at the same time is... tricky

Anyhow, I've made a couple more simple guys. One of them has a cape! also this is a group shot:

Spoiler:


That is all!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
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Heart of Fadeless Splendour

I'd use GS.

I've recently taken my first steps into working with GS, sculpting robes for my Malefic 'Lords'. All of my results so far have been far too terrible to post, but my latest efforts are far less terrible than my first efforts were.

[Tony Robbins]Whether you think you can or you think you can't; you're right.[/Tony Robbins]

The Fall of Kronstaat IV
Война Народная | Voyna Narodnaya | The People's War - 2,828pts painted (updated 15/06/19)
Волшебная Сказка | Volshebnaya Skazka | A Fairy Tale (updated 08/05/19, ep8 - Звезда | Zvezda | The Star)
The Kabal of The Violet Heart (updated 06/05/19)

You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

The trick, I have found, is: Rear torso, cape, backpack.

Loving the pet concept, please make moar.

--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
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Surrey, BC - Canada

Briancj's plan is pretty sound. You can sand down some of the cape and the part of the backpack they do not see to get a more flush appearance.

Cheers,

CB


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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Excommunicatus wrote:I'd use GS.

I've recently taken my first steps into working with GS, sculpting robes for my Malefic 'Lords'. All of my results so far have been far too terrible to post, but my latest efforts are far less terrible than my first efforts were.

[Tony Robbins]Whether you think you can or you think you can't; you're right.[/Tony Robbins]


I do want to get more into using GS! i know it's tricky but i'm always amazed at what people accomplish.

Briancj wrote:The trick, I have found, is: Rear torso, cape, backpack.

Loving the pet concept, please make moar.

--B.



Oh, there shall be more soon, do not worry. Also thank you!

Captain Brown wrote:Briancj's plan is pretty sound. You can sand down some of the cape and the part of the backpack they do not see to get a more flush appearance.

Cheers,

CB


I will give it a try! Much thanks!



Here is one last guy, a sniper/scout. He's a mix of three kits.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

It has been a busy holiday! one of my nephews came by and he decided he wanted to help his crazy aunt make a guy.



(for the record, that's a tau body and arm, gsc head and other arm, and... space marine legs. yes.)

Blurry, but i think he turned out good! Heretical? Possibly. But it was fun. Family game times are good. Sadly was not able to get a game of silver tower in like i hoped, but oh well.

Ok, a more actual post next time.

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6 foot underwater

He deserves only the finest pet. A vulture head on a cat body with a peacock tail.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

 monkeytroll wrote:
He deserves only the finest pet. A vulture head on a cat body with a peacock tail.


Truly!

Hey remember this guy? I remember this guy.



Christmas is almost here! The time of cooking many a thing for me. But also, this guy.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Wow, it's been a bit for this one. Maybe i shouldn't have split up between fantasy and sci fi?

Anyhow, here is this! I got the new gsc magus, who i like, apart from the high heels. I mean, seriously?

ah well.



I think i need to fill her wrist and hand a little with green stuff maybe? When i have some.


realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
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Surrey, BC - Canada

amazingturtles,

I split up all my 40k projects into their own logs. While it does mean they drop many pages between updates, if you are looking at a particular army it makes surfing easier.

What do you mean by needing to "fill her wrist"? It looks like she is stroking the hair on the top of the animal.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Captain Brown wrote:
amazingturtles,

I split up all my 40k projects into their own logs. While it does mean they drop many pages between updates, if you are looking at a particular army it makes surfing easier.

What do you mean by needing to "fill her wrist"? It looks like she is stroking the hair on the top of the animal.

Cheers,

CB


You are right, maybe i'm overthinking the thread thing

I'm glad that she looks like she's petting it, that's exactly what i wanted it to look like! I was just worried her wrist looked a little to thin with how i cut and rearranged that hand. If it works, i can leave it as is.

And because i don't like posting without content, here is a picture entitled "wait, why do i have all of these chaos marines again?"



There's that head again.


realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

One more thing!



This is the only eldar guy i have

But i have several more owls

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Made in nz
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Owls from where?

Eldar with owls are a thing that needs to happen more, where are the owls from!?!?!

   
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Is that an otter? It looks like an otter. SHE HAS AN OTTER. I like the.otter and the otter looks very pleased with itself

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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

PossumCraft wrote:Owls from where?

Eldar with owls are a thing that needs to happen more, where are the owls from!?!?!


Ahhh! I think the owls are from the dryad kit? Possibly!

Flinty wrote:Is that an otter? It looks like an otter. SHE HAS AN OTTER. I like the.otter and the otter looks very pleased with itself


Thank you! I have a lot of otters.

Observe:



(This is a guy i made a while back but just started painting! He was lost, the poor fellow)

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