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Regular Dakkanaut





Ghosts look great, really effective scheme, and you're right about the roses, they do add a surprising amount to the finished look
   
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Emboldened Warlock





Finland, Espoo

Well done sir! Also liking the cloth.
I agree the GW kits keep on getting better and better. It's always good to have more dynamic models.

Looking forward to see what conversions you have brewing!

   
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Sorry for the late replies, I've had a bit of hectic time and on top of that now seem to have caught father Nurgle's blessings again..
Theophony wrote:Love the metals you’ve done on these guys.
Ghosts really need better laundry workers. You’d think being ethereal that they would have less muck all about.....

Haha! I think they're a bit selective about the ethereal bit. And the dirty clothes go with the whole scary shtick they've got going on.
Maharg wrote:Ghosts look great, really effective scheme, and you're right about the roses, they do add a surprising amount to the finished look

Cheers Maharg!
Ezki wrote:Well done sir! Also liking the cloth.
I agree the GW kits keep on getting better and better. It's always good to have more dynamic models.
Looking forward to see what conversions you have brewing!

Much appreciated! Hopefully you don't have to wait too long..

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I've been slowly building a couple of models: a couple of new Skaven and some SM scouts, but I'll try to finish the modeling before showing any WIPs. Still need to do greenstuffing and basing, but shouldn't be too long. Really need to get painting some models by next week at the latest.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Okay, at last something to show. Not much, but it's something.. I've built a couple more 40k Skaven, and also begun working on a SM Scout Squad. I'm still working on the bases for the Skaven, no pics of those yet.



First the Skaven. I've built a sneaky sniper and another riflerat, though with a small conversion this time. To reflect the idea that these guys are using any old hardware that can be mustered, I wanted some autoguns in their hands. I converted one from a Cadian lasgun by changing the magazine to one from a bolter, and took a barrel from an old Catachan lasgun.



The sniper was a bit more involved conversion. I wanted to use a Skitarii rifle, and with it would come the hands and arms as well. I did want to retain the Cadian shoulder pads though, so I needed to do some cutting. It didn't go quite as nicely as I'd envisioned, and before greenstuffing I was a bit unsure if I had botched the arms. After the sculpting I reckon he looks good, no need for a redo. Which is good as all the Skitarii rifles are unique, so I couldn't get the same pose again.

I originally thought that the sniper wouldn't be carrying a lot of equipment on him, "traveling light" instead. But he seemed to need something on his back to balance the rifle on the front. Happily I recently received my small order from Kromlech (more on this later), and they had put in two freebie backpacks as well. I felt the other one was perfect for the sniper, and it even fit without any cutting.



Then on to the Scouts. I've actually had the Scout kit and the Scion heads to go with it for a long time, but before I got to building them, I saw West_minis' brilliant Crimson Fists Scouts, that used Scion backpacks as well as the heads. Naturally I had to put the project on hold until I could get my hands on the rest of the Scions kit. This happened last week, and I set to work. The shotgunners were pretty straightforward, requiring only cutting down their back humps and a bit of greenstuff on their necks. Though I got to say that the arms were a right pain to get aligned. Still not sure if they're how they're supposed to.. I'm pretty sure I won't be building another Scout squad after this (other than the Sniper squad I've got in my pile of shame..).



The sergeant on the other hand required more cutting and fixing, as I once again wanted to retain the original shoulderpads. With a bit of creative cutting and some putty, the Scion bolt pistol and power fist arms fit the Scout model pretty great! He's also got a regular Space Marine head from the mkIV kit. It took some effort to attach, as I didn't have a correct drill bit, but I got there in the end. I also cut off the service stud from his forehead.

I started painting the Skaven tonight, making good progress on the robes. I'm hoping to finish them before the end of the month, to enter in Azazel's August challenge. Maybe I could also squeeze in a Scout or two.. Might be a bit too optimistic though.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
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Seriously, where does the time go..? A little progress update, this is where the Skaven are right now. Tan cloth done, other parts basecoated and washed. Can you tell that one of the rats has its robes painted darker than the other? No? Me neither.. I'm not 100% sure about the red hood/dot pattern, but will see how it looks when finished. I also discovered that when you're flicking paint around with a toothbrush, you can thin the paint too much. As a result, not much speckling on these models. I'm pretty happy with the urban camo pattern though!



So obviously I'm not going to get any scouts done this month, but there's hope for the Skaven yet.

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Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I think the sniper conversion actually came out great! That gun looks nice and stylish, and a bit like an old heirloom. I like it a lot

realism is a lie
 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





 amazingturtles wrote:
I think the sniper conversion actually came out great! That gun looks nice and stylish, and a bit like an old heirloom. I like it a lot

Thanks a lot turtles! Yeah, after it got some paint on, it looks very much like a real model! I was thinking about cutting away some of the trim on the rifle, but they give the impression of an older gun and are of course very 40k. Also, less work.

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Houston, TX

I’m liking the 40k Skaven. Rat-men with guns are definitely fitting of the setting.

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Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Do we call militant skaven guys with head wraps and autoguns “Cheese-hadists”? Pretty please?

They are looking great by the way

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

The sergeant is awesome, great work!

   
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The Riddle of Steel wrote:I’m liking the 40k Skaven. Rat-men with guns are definitely fitting of the setting.

I think so too! Thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment TRoS!
Theophony wrote:Do we call militant skaven guys with head wraps and autoguns “Cheese-hadists”? Pretty please?
They are looking great by the way

Haha! I've been trying to come up with something other than "40k Skaven" to call these, but "Cheese-hadists" doesn't quite roll off the keyboard.. Maybe Jiz-hadists? No, wait, not that..
Heretic Tom wrote:The sergeant is awesome, great work!

Cheers! He's my favorite also!

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Alright, so August was pretty abysmal in terms of painting, but at least I got these two ratmen finished. Still, progress is progress is progress.



I got most of the paint work done during this past weekend, when I got to spent a night on each model. In a couple of hours, I was able to get them from the "tabletop-ready" state that you saw them in the last WIP photo to basically finished. Sometimes it’s nice to just concentrate on one (small) figure at a time: seeing the progress and getting it done quickly is so satisfying.



I think the urban camo came out pretty nicely for a first try, though the wash and the highlights might have blended the colors together a bit too much. What do you think? I also tried to do some intricate freehand work on top of some decals, and have hopefully pulled it off without making a huge mess.



I intended to take separate photos of the finished bases before I glued the figures on, but I guess that I was so excited to get the minis done that I completely forgot. I did make an extra base so that I could have more choice, but I think I'll show that with the next batch. If I remember to take that picture..

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drinking tea in the snow

 mcmattila wrote:

Haha! I've been trying to come up with something other than "40k Skaven" to call these, but "Cheese-hadists" doesn't quite roll off the keyboard.. Maybe Jiz-hadists? No, wait, not that..


You could go with current naming conventions and call them Astra Rodentia!

Great work, and the bases are very nice. I hadn't noticed the metal hand before but i really like it.

realism is a lie
 
   
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 amazingturtles wrote:
You could go with current naming conventions and call them Astra Rodentia!
Great work, and the bases are very nice. I hadn't noticed the metal hand before but i really like it.

That sounds pretty good, but might be a bit too noble sounding for some backwater abhuman scum. Though propaganda has its merits..

Thanks again turtles! I was originally against using a bionic hand, as I thought that these guys would be so expendable as to not get them. But as there wasn't much choice in the Skitarii rifles (1 or 2 rifles with both normal hands), I ended up with this pose that had one bionic hand/arm. I figured that maybe a sniper, who's got marginally better aim than its fellow ratmen, would be eligible for a replacement hand

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Cymru

Great job on the rats, love the scarves

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These Sqrats/Astra Rodentia/Space Rats/Space Skaven/40k Skaven keep getting better. Love the little dots on their head scarfs, gives them a nice rag-tag militia feel.

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JoeRugby wrote:Great job on the rats, love the scarves

Cheers Joe! The scarves are one of my favorite parts as well, though I'm starting to have trouble coming up with different schemes for everyone..
gobert wrote:These Sqrats/Astra Rodentia/Space Rats/Space Skaven/40k Skaven keep getting better. Love the little dots on their head scarfs, gives them a nice rag-tag militia feel.

Thanks a lot gobert! The rag-tag militia feel is exactly what I've been going for with these guys. I want them to look like the Imperium hasn't quite tamed them yet, and for each model to feel individual. Would be good for identification too, from Kill Team perspective etc. Not that I have plans of playing anytime soon, mind..

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I've gone back to Nightvault and started working on the Cursebreakers. The metals are pretty much finished sans the Druchii Violet wash, and I've basecoated the robes and other cloth. The color scheme is pretty much the same "Silverlions" that I've used for my other SCE, but with the red changed to purple. I was also feeling lazy with the gold, and kinda wanted to try something different with it, so it's just basecoated along with the steel, then the whole thing got washed Agrax, followed by a drybrush of Runefang Steel.


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Those last two rats are your best yet, really like those head scarves. Solid start on the stormcast too, your quick gold method looks to have worked out well
   
 
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