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Made in gb
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
   
Made in fi
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!

   
Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





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] 
   
Made in fi
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]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





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.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in ca
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
 
   
Made in fi
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.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in us
Smokin' Skorcha Driver





Houston, TX

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

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.  
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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