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Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

And now for something completely different... In my spare time, I'm working on 'updating' my 'Iron Wolves' Space Wolf army to be 2nd Edition compliant. They were originally put together in 5th edition, where Space Wolves had variable squad sizes, amongst other differences collected over the editions.

One of the other big differences is that back in 2nd edition, Space Marine armies of any flavour needed to include a Techmarine (or equivalent) in order to field most of their support options, including Dreadnoughts and any vehicles not bought as unit transports. In 5th edition, taking an Iron Priest had never been a particularly exciting option in my already character-heavy list, so I never bothered building one.

As not taking my Dreadnought was just not an option, and with 2nd edition also offering all sorts of other fun stuff like Rapiers and Tarantulas, I went for a rummage in the bits box and turned up an old, metal Iron Warriors Warpsmith that I bought way back in the day to do something clever with it. I promptly hacked off his head and shaved down the Iron Warriors-ish skull on his chest, added some Space Wolfy bits and voila! Iron Priest ready for painting:





...although I may wind up puttying on a bionic eye or something, as I just realised as I was uploading the pic to Dakka that I used that same head for one of my two Rune Priests. Or maybe they're twins...

 
   
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Battle Tested Karist Trooper






Looks:
A. Cool
B. Like you don't want to drop him

   
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Under the couch

Building ALL the terrain...
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Stuff


 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight





Back in the UK and hating it

Given the great work you did on that last building, looking forward to see the paint job on these.

   
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Under the couch

Finished firepoint:









Walkthrough here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/779725.page#10555045

 
   
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Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos





Question, have you worked with clay for terrain building?
(especially in regards to fortifications?)

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A Mostly Renegades and Heretics blog.
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Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
(Not Online in regards to the new Red Corsair battalion CP boost.) 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The garden plot is very cool and the new building is spot on.

   
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Under the couch

New building painted up for a painting tutorial, which you can find here:




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Not Online!!! wrote:
Question, have you worked with clay for terrain building?
(especially in regards to fortifications?)

I've played with clay a little, mostly for craters and ruins, but it's a bit of a hassle unless you can find one that doesn't shrink as it dries. And it's heavy, which can be a pain if you want your terrain to be portable.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

looks like a great little dive to grab a beer in

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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Poxed Plague Monk






Very nice. The rust streaks over the plaster walls turned out really great.
   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

This week, I rocked out...






There's a tutorial up here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/780225.page#10569078

 
   
Made in nl
Battle Tested Karist Trooper






I need to do a couple of those, very handy and they look neat.

   
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Getting some paint on the Iron Priest...
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Oh, the irony


 
   
Made in gb
Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

That firepoint is beautiful, and the classic rock stacks are mint. Loving this stuff!

 Stormonu wrote:
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That Iron Priest is looking great Insaniak. Nice work on the blond beard... I've always found a convincing blond difficult to make.

   
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Under the couch

On the workbench... These two things may be unrelated.
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Stuff


 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

LOL! Well played.

   
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Finished Tactical Response Vehicle - which I'm calling an 'Ironhide' transport vehicle, for my Maelstrom's Edge SecDef force.








This is an awesome kit, and it's really easy to overlook that it's MDF once it has paint on... More pics here.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Very nice vehicle, would have never guessed it was MDF. Does it soak up the paint?
   
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Under the couch

Surprisingly not. I did give it a very light spray with matte sealer before the basecoat of Army Painter Army Green spray, but I'm not sure it was actually necessary.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Would have never guessed that was MDF... wow.

   
Made in au
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Under the couch

So, now that I'm starting to get to grips with the new camera, I thought it was time to sort out some better pics of this fellow:


 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Now that's nice. Both the mini and the photo work!

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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Wisconsin

Looks good!
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Glorious. Lovely splash.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice photos... though the white is a bit blinding.

   
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Under the couch

An experiment in making rocky outcrops out of layers of foamed PVC, distressed with a wire brush...




Not 100% successful, but something worth exploring further, I think. Here's how it was done:

Spoiler:

From the Comm Guild blog -


- by Iain Wilson



I came across a tutorial online a little while ago for making eroded rocky outcrops using stacks of corrugated cardboard coated in filling plaster, and then distressed with a wire brush. It was really effective, but I'm not a huge fan of using plaster on gaming terrain as it tends to chip easily. So I thought I'd have a go at making something similar, using foamed PVC.












From putting together buildings, I tend to wind up with a lot of small off-cuts of foamed PVC sheet. This would potentially work with any thickness of sheet, but the thicker the better. Here, I'm using 3mm sheet as that's what I had to hand.









I cut a series of roughly oval shapes from the sheet, slowly decreasing in size so that they would stack up to form the shape of the outcrop.









Using superglue, I glued the layers together, trying to not get glue right out to the edges of the PVC pieces as this would interfere with the texturing later on.









Next, I used a hobby knife to smooth down the layers, more or less. These didn't have to be perfectly blended, but enough to disguise the separate layers of PVC once the texturing was applied.









To apply the rock texture, I scraped horizontally around the edge of the outcrop with a wire brush. The aim here was to vary the depth and length of the scrapes to give a random, rock texture, without cutting in too deep and making it all too flimsy.















With a spray coat of black, and a drybrush of a mix of brown and grey paints, the outcrop was ready for the table.









It's not perfect - it could use some more defined layers running around the circumference, level with the flat areas. This would give it more of a stacked-rock effect and look less like a single lump. But it was an interesting experiment, and a fun way to use up some scraps. I'll have to tinker with the idea a little more and see where I can take it!












Do you have terrain creations you'd like to share? You can get feedback on your work, or ask any Maelstrom's Edge- or hobby-related questions on the Comm Guild Facebook page!



You can pick up the entire Maelstrom's Edge model range, including our plastic urban terrain detail sprue in the webstore here.



For other Maelstrom's Edge modeling articles, including tutorials and walkthroughs of a wide range of different building and miniature projects, check out the Hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.


 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Why do you feel it isn't successful?

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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Under the couch

A little too 'lumpish' - needs some more defined layers. My first prototype (at the back in the pic) had more layering, but the edges were a little too sharp, so it looked to artificial. I think something in between the two, with more defined layers but without the sharp top edges of the first one would be the way to go.

 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Makes sense. Here in the us, those kind of wind-carved striations show up mostly in the Southwest. You could also search for 'hoodoo' which are a form of wind-carved spires, large and small.

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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