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You guys...
You guys and your damn terrain....








*deep breath*



Anyways... I do feel better now. With these projects behind me as well as a healthy dose of pineapple upside-down cake, my mood is back to level. Also I get to play engineer with scratchbuilding a kit, so theres that *wheeeeeeee*


The legs of the Skyshields are relatively simple, various shades of gray and a very fine edge brushing of light gray. Then the closest to the ground is a dark gray and is getting a dusting of gray grime and such. Gets a rather nice stone effect.
Then the big light is a dark blue glossy color.

@Payne: Yes! Plane project!
Im converting two Storm Talons into counts as heldrakes.
Earlier in the blog I posted this vague plan.


Hopefully I can make it come to life within my time limit!

   
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No terrain painting today (you buncha sadists...), for today the Storm Talon conversion has begun!


First order of business was the most destructive, as many parts (as well as fingers) met a grisly fate at the hands of a hacksaw and razor knife.


Gone are the circular attachment points for the engines, and the tail is cut to allow it to be extended. The missile mounting points are gone, giving us a nice sleek front half of the fuselage. This leaves us to the current stage, with the engine pods attached horizontally to blend it into the wing structure.



Took a little to get the engines aligned properly, I think this super glue is past its prime, but with a bit of patience it seems that they've set up nicely. This shoul'd get me the gently curved wing structure I want in the final design.


   
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Ah yes! I'd forgotten about this - should be good

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Are you working on both concurrently, or trying it out first on one?
   
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Im working on both at the same time. I didnt think I'd have much time for experimentation, so its pretty much designing and building on the fly. Vague idea for the final project, No idea how to get there!

Nore work, this time bulking out the new tail segment.
At this stage, the main fuselage is nearly completed at its base structural level. Im gonna fill the major gaps with milliput and then sand/file it nice and flat. It is a bit chunky, though I dont think overly so. The top is looking like its going to be quite flat, so Ill need to think up some greeblies to make it look more interesting. To that end, I decided to remove the transmitter bit and its cowling and move it further back.







Starting to look sorta like how I envisioned it.

   
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That's the way to go

How chaosy are they going to end up? Looking pretty imperial ATM...

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You should make templates for this. I have a feeling it's going to turn out really good and people will be clamoring for them.

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Looking good.. keep at it.

 
   
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Thanks you guys!

@Payne: Definitely sticking closer to an Imperial-esque design. My marines are still loyalists, after all.... They just use fun toys sometimes

@Gits: No templates, though I dont think it would be terribly hard to adapt some once the final mini is complete.

Biggest thing for me at this stage is expediency, and Im not exactly the most precise builder when it comes to building in a hurry. This resulted in a few minor alterations in the design between the two craft, mostly different angles between parts like the engines.

Im sure that given slightly better tools (im currently running a very orky mek-shop here... Lots of dull blades and hacksaws xD), I could get a far more exact build.

Parts of it, however, are much easier to reproduce, like the wings I now have a base structure for:


The main structure is complete now, and Im currently putting milliput in all the cracks before putting more details on it. (I seem to be on my last 1/3 of a sheet of my super thin stuff.... distressing, as there are no places to buy more around here!). This might not become a problem, though, as Im likely gonna be skimping on the super detailing in lieu of actually getting it to the minimum 3 colors.

It's becoming surprisingly rigid for it being mostly .5mm plasticard and superglue. Has a nice heft to it, too. Starting to feel like an actual model!



Also worked some on a new flying base. Its similar to the other base, but naturally will have its own little story to it (even though I seem to have angled the ruin area the exact same direction ><'' )


I dont think im gonna keep the sandbags, especially with the guardsmen sitting right there. Theyre scaled for military models (maybe 1/35?), but I think theyre oversized for what I want. Plus I think a more ramshackle barricade would look better overall.

   
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Looks like a guardsman replica of the medic on the titan base. Not that its a bad thing.

Maybe post Adepticon I'll have you make a RS Storm Dragon that you can full detail up.
   
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Yay the thing I was looking forward too, good start, how about some ridged plastic made to look like jagged metal sheeting if you don't like the sandbags, can usually get something appropriate from a cookie packet.


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@WM: Indeed, though if ya remember these guys actually were built first! Works well enough for wound markers, and adds a nice tiny narrative to the base.
Storm Dragon does seem to be a rather apt descriptor for these guys.... I think thats what these guys'll be named

@Ignatius: That's actually a pretty good idea. I actually have a crimper on hand that I use occasionally (normally used for paper, but thin plasticard seems to work awesomely)
Definitely think Im gonna work towards that scrap barricade idea. just gotta keep it away from the Orky side of things... My creations always seem to have that little bit of Big Mek-ness to em xD



So today while milliput cured on the Storm Dragons...



... I decided to knock out the shields for my Nurgle marines.


Would have loved to do some freehand on them, but at this stage its mostly a case of simply getting em to playable levels!

Incidentally, i think I figured out a neat way of doing the flamer turrets using the tops of some Tau drones I had lying around. They fit perfectly in the normal turret recess, and give the overall profile a git more of a sleek look. Definitely nearing paint stage for these guys. Like the marines, though, its gonna be a quick smash and grab paintjob for now. Just enough to get them playable!

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Dragons are very close to completion now. Not completely detailed, but I think they are nearing a point that I can throw some paint on them and reasonably call them "completed" for play.



This shows off a few ideas I had as far as detailing it and getting it up to WYSIWYG. I used the Typhoon ML bitz as a stand in for unguided missiles (the Vector strike ability of the Drake), and added landing pads to the wingtips. Very much inspired by the Nephilim in this regard.

Id like a bit of feedback to this in particular, as Im unsure of where to go as far as detailing the top and bottom of the wings (Im running out of plasticard, too D: ) I also worry that the choice to have the rockets mounted on the engine leaves the wings rather bare. Though the Talon kit has relatively unadorned and stubby wings anyways...

Firstly, Do the rockets work where they are currently? I used the bitz as a quick alternative to building the rocket tubes from scratch. The angle fits pretty flush to the engine housing, and theres not too huge of a gap between the underside of the card wing and the corner of the launcher... The gap between fuselage and weapon housing is about a quarter of an inch, and I think works well enough for it being mounted where it is- more of a modular pod than a built in weapon.

Secondly, the landing gear. I think what I may do is cut the ones currently sticky-tac'd on there in half, and remove the short angular bit from the front. Convert them into more of a landing pad instead of an extendable pad (so more like the Nephilim).

Finally, Wing detail. How should I spruce up the top and bottom (particularly the top side) so that it looks more like a real kit? Flaps? panels? Random greeblies of indeterminate purpose?




I leave you guys with some close ups of the turret. Very simple, but I think it will work for what I need it to do. Fluff wise, most of the worky bitz can be internal Still gonna run a couple cables from the tips of the flamer to the turret body. probably going to run them through the recesses where youd normally place the drone antennas.





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Scribing in some panel lines and flaps will add to the wing surfaces, possibly one or two greeblies, but I think they're more of an underside thing than top surface.

Those missiles work as is, any change to positioning is going to require a different build for them.

Do the wings drop down enough for them to have landing pads on the ends, or do they need to look extendable to provide landing clearance?

Flamer turret works a treat.

Fast work on these babies

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Ramos, how would it look if you put the missile launchers on top of the wings just above the engines? It seems to be getting crowded underneath and you said you'd prefer something else on top. It may even come across like a the Storm Eagle from FW.

   
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@monkey: Why, yes! They actually do curve down enough!
Id like to say this was intentional, but id only be half right. Part of it was purely coincidental. I put the pads on just now, and it actually looks pretty damn perfect!

@WM: Or eagles, maybe?

@Ice: I did try that earlier, but it ends up looking a little silly. The launcher is too thick and chunky to work in the same manner as the Storm Eagle. The design could work if I had two long bars of missiles rather than the two thick pods. Not to mention, the kink in their geometry really limits their placement.
As it is they end up looking a little too clunky, so I guess Ill have to wedge them underneath.

I think I've got the pieces shaved just right now, so I think the under wing may just manage to work.



Alright. Just a little bit of messing with the top wing details and a small bit of GS work on the turret.
Other than that, I think they're ready to prime now. Then i can see if there are any rough spots I still need to sand down.

   
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FYI, bring super glue tonight, my flight stand broke this morning :(

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I'm loving those guys with the shields, they just scream out badasses. I also like the way you have converted the stormravens too makes them look really awesome

   
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@Wolf: Thanks, man! Its funny how they came about- I had just bought the bits for 5 of them because I thought they looked cool... Fast forward a year and WM and me come up with the idea to us them as Marines with Mark of nurgle! (Extra toughness!)

I love the idea of big badass shields... Plus theres a massive flat panel ideal for freehand





So no progress today, only another of my famous battle reports! (so you know.... abridged with no pics xD)


Faced off today against Alf and his Nurgle CSM. Learning and re-learning a lot through the game, as we really havent played since november! He ended up winning 7-4 after killing just about everything of mine save for one drake.

Notable events:

Right off the bat, Lord botches his mutation roll with an unworthy sacrifice. On the other side of the table, the shield sergeant rolls max possible multi-boons, getting a total of 4: one was an unworthy sacrifice, then he got +1 Armor, Stubborn, and Poison. All in all, an amazing roll... on the NOT HQ MODEL!

Lord ended up failing countless rolls (though he tied up a group of spawn, the Lord, and a squad of plague marines for most of the game), only just managing to kill the opposing lord (plus a sergeant who came in later) and 3 spawn. He didnt get anything too special with boons :/ he ended up getting worn down by the onslaught of spawn and marines.... Sad end to a sad marine.
Sgt. Shield on the other hand, charges valiantly into battle with a small squad of Plague marines, botching his attack rolls completely in the challenge vs the other champ. He was eaten by the power axe ><

Drakes continue to faff off and dont come in till turn 4 (might have come in earlier but we didnt remember the rules right till later >< They still did awesome work of the squishy marines, even though one was hammered by a ADL quadgun the turn after it came on.


All in all, a blast of a game, even if my dice were incredibly incredibly bad. I seriously failed more rolls than I have in the history of my gaming!

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Just remember your list was never designed to work on its own either.
   
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True, but horrid dice will still be horrid dice

Im just hoping that my dice will warm up before the tournament! (on that note... its snowing.... again ><

   
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WM, neither is my 1k point list, since it's what I would use when we'd play team games at my flgs.

It was a good game and the drakes being delayed until turn 4 saved my bacon as it freed up my Havocs and Quad-gun to fire on Cultists and his Havocs, and my Plague Marines showed his MoN Marines what it meant to truly be blessed by Papa Nurgle.

Unfortunately, what did my Lord in was switching to my Power Axe forcing me to fight on Init 1 instead of at the same time. But the spawn and plagues did their job

And like any good fight, we didn't get picture proof of it >_<

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Yeah, sorry didnt actually know what your list was (as not only are there no pics, but no army lists). Is it the same Adepticon Split force org?
   
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Hah! Yeah I totally blanked on including lists. Brain was clearly not firing on all cylinders xD

Alf'll have to pop his list up later (I know most of what he had, but not how they were equipped ). I do know that it was still as per Adepticon rules, though. That was one thing I wanted to make sure of!

My list is the one Im taking to Adepticon, naturally. For the uninitiated that's:

HQ Chaos Lord on Juggernaut :: Mark of Khorne, Axe of Blind Fury, Gift of Mutation, Sigil of Corruption
FA Heldrake :: Baleflamer
FA Heldrake :: Baleflamer
TRP Cultists x20 w/ autoguns, Flamers x2
TRP CSM :: Mark of Nurgle, Plasmagun x2, Veterans of the Long War, Champion w/ Power Sword, Gift of Mutation
HVY Havok Squad x5 :: Autocannon x4, Veterans of the Long War, Champion




Today was rather productive.

Finished the base for the second Dragon, building a ramshackle barricate out of plasticard and some other random bitz:



I also finalized the wing details on the Dragons.





If I had more time, Im sure Id go back and spruce up the rest of the model with these armor panels. However as time is of the essence, I decided to say the heck with it and started to throw paint on it. My goal for these is to simply have the blue and white mostly done, as well as the metal. This would bring the Dragons up to a similar level as the Nephilim was last year.




Currently they have the primary colors up to an airbrushed shade and highlight. I still need to go and blackline it with a micron pen, but ended up screwing my last one due to the white VMA paint I used. It seems that its gone bad, and is behaving nothing like it should. Way thin (even compared to what it was when I got it...) and it seemed to be weeping after I sprayed (weeping meaning expelling fluid after "drying"). Dunno if is the color or the bad bottle or what... Gotta get the minitaire white- Really like those paints!


So with this, my Adepticon list officially has everything basecoated at least. In the case of the planes, they will be "playable" bery soon. Just kills me I wont have em truly finished!

   
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Love that scheme! .... no really.... it's awesome I love it! seriously it's just good!

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I'll be bugging you sometime about how to get that effect when I decide to paint my Storm Talon in Fools colors.

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