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Guardling,

A simple way to add some detail, but still make it figure friendly is getting a stich wheel and the thinnest plastic card you can get. You cut out little squares and rectangles of the plastic card, run the stich wheel along the outer sides and when you flip it over and glue it down you have batch and access panels with rivet heads along all the outer edges. Because when you use thin plastic card, the stich wheel makes and impression that looks like evenly punched rivets on the other side. It also will not cause wobbly model syndrome when glued to the deck.

Example:
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Stich wheel is also called a pounce wheel, perforation cutter, or overstitch wheel, you can find them a craft stores, shops that sell stitching material, or on Amazon.

Hope that helps,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Still alive, been a bad couple of weeks for the hobby, self isolation, flooding, sick child and tight budget have slowed me down
Did some work on my attempts at plastic Karskins

Head and torso from cadians, arms are filed down Scion arms, legs are catachan legs that have had their pouches filed down.
Got some Scion backpacks for then and need to convert some more heads

   
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So been struggling a bit with motivation and spending a lot of time getting ready for a major event (nothing to do with minis)
Have made up for that by reading a few 40k books, gotten through the Eisenhorn series, the Ravenor series, the first Guants omnibus and now half way through the second one.

So managed to get my self started on my Van Saar minis:

like all my gangs I've just built them according to the instructions and boy did I not enjoy it.
All the parts are way too fiddly and kept popping off while painting

I wanted try and paint them like bugs as there armour has a bug like aesthetics so I started wth a silver dry brush over black

I then used some green and purple ink to paint in the panels following the box art

In other news I did a test paint for my plastic Kasrkin conversion to see how it looked:

I'll be honest I'm not a fan, might just stick to regular scions or more inquisition storm troopers

I also sketched up an idea I had floating around in my head:

The idea being a Goliath ganger trying to join the imperial fists, but because he's a vat grown genetic monstrosity he's not compatible with the Astartes augmentation process...
So they rejected him and since then he's been prowling the underhive with captured or replicated power armour pretending to be a space marine and gets super mad when anyone points it out
Obviously this is a very thinly disguised way to get lore friendly angry marines...
   
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Still Alive:


Will get a proper update in when internet stops being silly...

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Been a bit slow on the Warhammer side last few weeks (months? IDK) but I got a surprise in the post:
Quite a while ago I signed up for the Warhammer Imperium magazine and because it took so long I completely forgot about it.
So now I have a couple of Necrons and a Primaris Lieutenant and some useful tools so of course I got my self hyped up and started back on the hobbying:

By breaking down a ZM pillar and cutting the edge off.
Go hobby ADHD...


Idea is to make few 3x3 blocks of scenery that have been detailed up and are more interesting than the bog standard ZM stuff.
In this case a larger pillar thing that takes up a 2x2 space

Digging though my bits I discovered that the old terrain floors are big enough to substitute in for ZM platforms

Then I discovered that there is actually like a 2mm size difference so

I trimmed it with some 5mm plasicard I beam and clipped off one side.
With a bit of sanding and some 5mm square tube I managed to make some that fits

My current plan is see if I can scrounge up a couple of wall section ends to fill the gap with

So with that I mind I started something completely different:

Again plan is to have it fit a 3x3 square but this time use up the random stuff from my bits box

The main feature are these box things that came From an old Stingray playset. Plan is to trim the SecMech platform, attach the boxes and raise the platform to the same height as the ZM platforms...

I also decided that I should actually use some of the railings I have and sliced two together so that they fit on the diagonal of the SecMech platform.

I then did a whole bunch of stuff without taking any pictures...
Yay. I'll save that for next time...
   
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Albany, Australia

Terrain is looking good, keep it up!

   
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 Arakasi wrote:
Terrain is looking good, keep it up!

Thank you,
I'm keeping progress going but a lot of it is checking fits and filing things flat and checking fits and trimming and checking fits

Did some little bits to my SecMech platform, mainly just getting legs on it...

I used one of the add on ladders from the gang stronghold box to set the correct height to marry with the ZM platforms and just used plasicard I beams for the legs.
Getting the "Stingray Box" to correct height was the trickiest bit as the bottom has the same sloping as the top.
But luckily the screw holes gave me a good spot to jam some I beams in which I could then trim off at the right height

For my 2x2 pillar block found what I wanted to fill the corner with:

I used the wall panel I cut off the Pillar earlier and an end panel from a wall section. These things look similar but are not the same, having slightly different shapes and thicknesses.
I trimmed them to be the same size and then used some 5mm thick I beams and square tubes to bulk out the corner.

Decided to make myself a pipe to go with another 3x3 unit

Pipe is some random tube I found that had snapped in half, so I cleaned it up and tried to glue it back together. Unfortunately, that didn't work but I liked the texture of the tape I used to hold it while it dried so I so got that on it neatly.
Here's a mock up of what I'm gonna do with it

I then glued on some rod and wires for interest and a flat mounting point so I could glue it under a platform...
Later I'll glue the stairs and platform to the pillar to make it one thing, but I'll probably paint the pipe first
   
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Looking great! Any progress on those newer Karskins? The old metal versions were awesome, and I like the scions, but if there's a relatively simple way to make 'close look alikes' from my bits box I'm all for it.

Guard, Templars, Dragons & More.

Way too little free time. 
   
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More cool terrain guardling, you’re bashing the various kits together really well. The tape on the pipe works well, as though it could be lagged with something. Looking forward to seeing what you do with Imperium too

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blockade23 wrote:Looking great! Any progress on those newer Karskins? The old metal versions were awesome, and I like the scions, but if there's a relatively simple way to make 'close look alikes' from my bits box I'm all for it.

Haha they're not that simple due to the face, I think there's an appropriate head in the Cadian add-on sprue now that might make it easier.
But I have no real plans to continue them due to them not quite fitting the PDF with local support background I'm going for...

gobert wrote:More cool terrain guardling, you’re bashing the various kits together really well. The tape on the pipe works well, as though it could be lagged with something. Looking forward to seeing what you do with Imperium too

Thanks, ended up being a super easy way to add some interest without trying to do a full recreation of a thermic plasma wotsit.

Anyway test paint Necron:

Its no secret Necrons have and use Blackstone, so I thought I'd try tying one to my Blackstone Fortress spindle drone paint scheme.
I did exactly the same paint scheme but it didn't look right so I started adding to it
What I ended up with was thinned Necron Abyss with a Liche Purple heavy dry brush
Nuln oil wash, pick out some highlights with more Liche
I then gave it an edge highlight of Warlock purple, which I also used for the tubes and glow of the weapon, followed by another edge highlight of Wazdakka red.
I then gave it another edge highlight of Necron Abyss, but this time doing the bottom edge and then followed that with a highlight of Sotec Green.
Caparace and face are Dawnstone with some purple ink brought back up with Dawnstone and then highlighted with Celestra Grey.
Eyes are just Orange with a dot of yellow.
I am half tempted to change the weapon glow to be the same as the eyes...
All in all I'm happy with how it came out, and I may update the spindle drones to match
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

53 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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Blep:

C'mon brain, stick to a project...
   
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That’s one fancy Necron! I thought you’d used some colourshift metallics, but the double colour highlights work superbly! I think Orange orbs would work well, certainly add a bit of extra detail

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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Love the Necron test scheme, ties it really nicely into the BSF aesthetic. And all the terrain builds are looking good!
   
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gobert wrote:That’s one fancy Necron! I thought you’d used some colourshift metallics, but the double colour highlights work superbly! I think Orange orbs would work well, certainly add a bit of extra detail

Thanks, I decided to go with the orange as it contrasts better with the scheme, but now I'm tempted to go classic green
Viterbi wrote:Love the Necron test scheme, ties it really nicely into the BSF aesthetic. And all the terrain builds are looking good!

Thank you, I've started basecoating the rest of the Necrons but that Necron lord (I don't know what it is) from the first magazine is a pain to paint now I've glued him together.

Anyways got a delivery from eBay and started painting:

These are 3d printed bases designed by Dragons Rest (I think) and I've wanted them and the terrain set since I first got BSF
Unfortunately the bases are solid so unless I start drilling holes no magnets (not that I have anything to stick them to...)
Also they needed a surprising amount of clean up and I wasn't really able to smooth out the layer lines but I'm happy with them

The paints I used pretty much in that order
And then the spindle drones rebased:

The bases don't accommodate for the spindle drone tabs so I cut them off, which was a mistake in hindsight.
They need some tidying up where the superglue has frosted and they are pretty fragile...

Back on the ZM stuff:

I glued the pillar and wall bits together with the pipe and stairs I made and added a bit of tube with a notch cut for a corner platforms tab to fit

Then I went to a craft fair and spied some handy bits, namely some 30cm MDF squares to glue under my ZM board for rigidity
And cut one up:

Snip snip. I used a new hotglue gun to attach it, running out of glue sticks in the process. Then used milliput to fill in the gaps as well as spreading across the MDF as a dubious sealant...
Plan is to paint the space as a sump pool...
   
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The bases did take a fair bit of work to get ready but they are pretty cool! I ended up cutting the the tabs down to a small round peg to fit in a suitably sized drilled hole. Lovely colours you went for to really suit the spindle drone bases, hopefully they don’t fall apart too often !

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Progress:
   
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Those bases look great and good to see you got some more color on the murderous robot.
   
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gobert wrote:Snap!
*Snip*
The bases did take a fair bit of work to get ready but they are pretty cool! I ended up cutting the the tabs down to a small round peg to fit in a suitably sized drilled hole. Lovely colours you went for to really suit the spindle drone bases, hopefully they don’t fall apart too often !

I was going to try and pin them to the bases, but when I got them off there wasn't room for the stuff I have, but now I know for next time

Viterbi wrote:Those bases look great and good to see you got some more color on the murderous robot.

Thanks, they make a nice break from the stuff actually on my paint queue.

Anyways, got me some new legs on my Stingray platform:

I used Lego to set the leg straight and then with some carefull fit, snip and refit get the right angle for the top of the legs.
For the bottom I left them deliberately to long so I could trim the to the correct height by having them hang of the edge of a flat surface and marking then snipping to fit.
I used milliput to fill in what gaps I could and provide a more secure bond for the legs...
With the spare milliput I shoved it and some more into a blue stuff mold of my ZM offcut

Plan is to make a sump corner tile:

Been waiting quite a long time waiting for more glue sticks to carry on with and then realised that I forgot to order them

Other news is I finally finished something on my paint queue:

Orlocks! Pretty sure I've had them partially painted in my queue for at least a year

I had put some scratches on the power fist for an additional bit of detail

Getting pretty crowded in their box now:
   
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Looking cool, love how the gangs are so easily identifiable with their colours. The photos on the terrain are awesome, keep em coming!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
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I am so glad to have found my way here. So much excellent work you've done, clearly a labor of passion. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.


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That's.... dirt... Skalk. Actual dust. (09/08/2021)
 
   
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Northern Virginia

I really love your innovative terrain builds, very clever use of parts to match your needs while keeping a consistent industrial feel.

The color coded gangs are great, it makes me think of those old arcade beat 'em up games in a good way.

Are you planning to make any narrative missions or skirmish rules for some of your more scenic terrain pieces?
   
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gobert wrote:Looking cool, love how the gangs are so easily identifiable with their colours. The photos on the terrain are awesome, keep em coming!

Thanks I've let my tertian get covered in unfinished projects at the moment but should be clearing that up soon...
Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:I am so glad to have found my way here. So much excellent work you've done, clearly a labor of passion. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

Thanks allot, been hard to get any passion lately
ValhallanWinter wrote:I really love your innovative terrain builds, very clever use of parts to match your needs while keeping a consistent industrial feel.

The color coded gangs are great, it makes me think of those old arcade beat 'em up games in a good way.

Are you planning to make any narrative missions or skirmish rules for some of your more scenic terrain pieces?

Thanks. I generally don't plan rules or missions as I pretty much never play (not a fan of other people) but sometimes I do little stories or situations that I try and take a picture of...

Anyways remember this?

Well I went to my FLGS intending to pick up a new box of Goliath gangers and picked up this instead:

Even better for what I want...

The idea behind the picture was a Goliath ganger who was obsessed with becoming a space marine but was so jacked up that he got rejected for the conversion process.
This of course made him mad as hell and he started running around attacking patrolling marine and stealing their armour.
It didn't seem so feasible having a regular ganger kill an Astartes, but a giant stimmer?
So I spent a few hour smashing bits together:






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Forgot I painted the 2 by 2 pillar:

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Sweet work on the stimmer, he certainly looks big enough to take down a lone marine and claim some of his armour. Nice work!

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Love the not a space marine - something very comic book-y and therefore very fitting for Necromunda and older forms of 40k!

Thanks for sharing



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Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
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I'm loving the creativity behind your idea for the in-universe angry marine(s?). Conversion looks brilliant.

Also, since he seems to be stealing the show from your terrain piece, I also think that looks brilliant. I love it when I get to see people make their own terrain. It's something I rarely have the patience to attempt myself.

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gobert wrote:Sweet work on the stimmer, he certainly looks big enough to take down a lone marine and claim some of his armour. Nice work!

Thanks. He keeps surprising me with how big he actually is, I keep thinking he's like a scout/neophyte or something but he towers over Primaris Marines...

IGtR= wrote:Love the not a space marine - something very comic book-y and therefore very fitting for Necromunda and older forms of 40k!

Thanks for sharing

Haha yeah, very comic book bad guy, now I feel like he need minions... Maybe some women hacked off that they're not even considered for the Astartes...

brushcommando wrote:I'm loving the creativity behind your idea for the in-universe angry marine(s?). Conversion looks brilliant.

Also, since he seems to be stealing the show from your terrain piece, I also think that looks brilliant. I love it when I get to see people make their own terrain. It's something I rarely have the patience to attempt myself.

Thank you, I do love the zone mortalis stuff but it very quickly looks all the same.
A good thing about the ZM stuff is it's so modular and compatible with other kits it's easy to mock up something interesting.

Anywho...
Should probably mention some of the bits I used to make angry man, who I'm provisionally calling Iratus
The obvious one is he's based off a Goliath Stimmer, but I left off the chest tubes, I used the close combat arms so I would have to remove the bindings
His head from one of the Blackstone Fortress Chaos Marines, it seemed to fit better than an actual Goliath head.
His knee caps are genuine space marine knee caps from an old mangled monopose firstborn.
The chest piece had to be bent out of shape in order to fit him
The armour plates around his waist are made out of plasticard cut into the roughly the same shapes as on a Primaris marine and his kit layout is inspired by that
He has a imp fist shoulder pad from the Deathwatch sprue and another pad from what I think is a Primaris kit made of blue plastic. It had a raised circle in it that I thought would be a perfect start to an angry face...

Started painting my boi pink:

Apparently you should use pink as a base if you're painting yellow... Something something... Does something, looks cool... I don't know, but I tried it out.
I then slapped a thin layer of white on in a semi dry brush way (wetbrush?)


And then some base colours:

Yellow went on nicely with the pink undercoat but I'm not sure what difference it made...
I started painting him up in Imperial Fist colours as they have a presence on Necromunda.
Actual Angry marine colours are similar but with red shoulder pads, not sure whether to replicate that or not.
The imp fist logo is definitely getting vandalised...
   
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Macragge

You could do the other shoulder pad in red, as if it came from a blood angel or something, keep the scheme the same and make it seem like all the armor didn't come from one place. Maybe have a different chapter's logo partially scratched out to indicate it's seperate origin?

   
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 brushcommando wrote:
You could do the other shoulder pad in red, as if it came from a blood angel or something, keep the scheme the same and make it seem like all the armor didn't come from one place. Maybe have a different chapter's logo partially scratched out to indicate it's seperate origin?

Its a good idea, but given the supposed rarity of space marines I highly doubt someone from the underhive is going to bump into any chapters that don't operate out of Necromunda... Plus this guy would probably only have successfully killed like three or four 'Fists over a decade...

Anyhow, I've got him to a place I'm happy to call him finished for now:




Went with a clean Imperial Fist look and then started decorating with red before trying out some scratches and weathering with various inks, mostly Agrax...
   
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Loved the bit about waiting for glue sticks, but hadn't ordered them Besides that the Simmer conversion looks great and love his backstory. Also good to see you getting more terrain done, the swamp tile will be interesting to watch developing.
   
 
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