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Made in au
Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Oh man, how good are Kromlech! If I had orks, i'd be all over their range.

Alphas look good! The blends on the cloaks are smooth as. They stand out nicely among the tech-thralls.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Today was building day! Going to ship most of this off to Nerdfest for painting but I will also be saving a few for myself.

The first few are from the "Combat Arena" boxed game that's exclusively available from Barnes & Noble. That being said it was only $40 and has 5 very nicely sculpted snap-fit plastic figures (each of which has official rules for 40k... not in the box though). Sorry for the rubbish pics.

X-101: A servitor character.


Daedelosus: Very good in 40k. Hits a point sweet-spot too for HQs too.


Neyam Shai Murad: Rogue Trader, but she looks like she'd fit right in with the AdMech.


A Tech-Priest Manipulus: Apparently the a Swiss Army Knife of the AdMech. Has some decent rules too.


A fail-cast Inquisitor Coteaz: Remember when he was in every single freakin' Imperial army?? He must be on sabbatical.


Cucumber Head, the psychic assassin:


The Red Gobbo... well, one version of him at least.


A Kromlech ork pilot. For giggles.


OH, and a "family" pic for scale.

So now that the fun stuff is done... it's on to the slog of the units. Starting with 2 kastellan robots.


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

First look at the red mechanicus I thought they were 3D printed. Which ones are you keeping? Inquiring minds want to know.
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

No, they're fine. Just crappy pics.

Grot, servitor, cucumber head and rogue trader. The rest go to Nerdy.

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Lovely figs. Looking forward to what you - and nerdy - do with them.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks graven. I am too. Really nice group of sculpts.

Finished up my last two kastellan robots. 3rd Party heads are cool but took a lot of fiddling to build a base for them to sit on and GS them in as they are too small for the neck hole. *grumble*



Promised Tyler I'd do some basic airbrushing on his six IG vehicles... including 3 tanks. Have other gaming stuff to do (video to make, hut roofs for Bushido to fix {again for Tyler}) so I'm not sure the building will recommence until tomorrow. There is still a LOT to do. Something like 30 infantry and 6 cavalry.


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Today's main project... 6 IG vehicles which I'll have to face later in battle. :/ Just the airbrushing with a base color, shade and highlight. Nothing fancy. Thankfully I don't have to finish them. Unfortunately the lights in my studio are kind of overwhelming so it doesn't look like there's any shading. It's there.


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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Yesterday was clearly the day for airbrushing guard tanks!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Alternate heads on the robots look cool, where are they from?
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

While working on his tanks you should install some demo charges/Melta bombs or cut the break lines.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 13K+ Slowly growing 3Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

@ Veterbi: Shapeways... though below is my favorite.


Found at the following...
https://wargameexclusive.com/shop/kits-and-bits/adeptus-mechanicus-kastelan-robots-heads/


@Nev: Capital ideas!



Tonight's "all friggin' night since 3pm project" was putting 3 of the hounds together. Flimsy friggin' models with too many, totally unnecessary parts. Going to have to run brass pins from the base to the horses' chest cavities if these are to have any hope of surviving gaming and storage.

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Martial Arts Fiday






Nashville, TN

But they ARE cool as Hell!

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"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeap... I see a lot more of these in my future.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

It. I’ve been wanting to build Necromunda Police units with a couple Ambots as ED209s, but now that I see these I want to build a Judge and a couple “Dog” mounted troopers. How integrated are the riders to the hounds?

They look much better with these side shots than the pics from GW of the leaked images.

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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Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Imperial Guard lost their Rough Riders, but apparently that was so they could give them to AdMech.

Jerks*.

--B.

*only slightly bitter

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
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

That is a box full of tanks, whenever I have played against a IG player with a tank heavy army I have been beat. Looking forward to seeing how you handle all that armour.
Bots look sweet with the new helms!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Theophony wrote: It. I’ve been wanting to build Necromunda Police units with a couple Ambots as ED209s, but now that I see these I want to build a Judge and a couple “Dog” mounted troopers. How integrated are the riders to the hounds?

They look much better with these side shots than the pics from GW of the leaked images.

Not at all. I just glued the riders down because I totally screwed up building the legs so they didn't sit the hound correctly.

Briancj wrote:Imperial Guard lost their Rough Riders, but apparently that was so they could give them to AdMech.

Jerks*.

--B.

*only slightly bitter

Both these and the new jumpy dudes took me totally by surprise. Never saw them coming... but I love them.

Yorkright wrote: That is a box full of tanks, whenever I have played against a IG player with a tank heavy army I have been beat. Looking forward to seeing how you handle all that armour.
Bots look sweet with the new helms!


First... take that dang "u" out of "armor"... you aren't a Brit!

Second... with a bit of luck rolling, re-rolling & adding or subtracting 1 to get the right canticles... my proposed 2000 pt list (which is actually light on heavies), could pump out 74 shots each turn with at least 42" range, S7 (most) or S8, mostly AP -2 shots and hitting on a mix of 3s and 4s (mostly 4s)... re-rolling misses with one chosen target giving a +1 to hit. 20 of these shots can also target flyers with a +1 to hit.

Now... that sounds overwhelming... but when you do the numbers it's much more sane. 74 shots, 55 hits, 27 wounds. Assuming a 3+ save on the vehicle becoming a 5+, 18 unsaved wounds... most doing just 1 damage but a hand-full doing more. That's in a perfect world where every one of my heavies has a clean shot at the same target... not likely. Still... I should be able to handle one tank or perhaps 2 transports per turn until my heavies get shot up badly (say T3 maybe?). I'm hoping that will be enough. Unlike my previous builds... this build will have 9 units (56 men) moving forward aggressively (and 4 of the units have incredible speed), sniping characters and wreaking havoc as they go. I'm hoping this will force my opponent to divert some attention and resources to dealing with all the stuff up in his business rather than pounding my heavies to oblivion. Granted his tanks won't be targeting my infantry, but if I can overwhelm the center I have a lot more options for claiming objectives then shooting or assaulting said vehicles.

Third... thanks! I hope they look even cooler when Nerdy works his magic on them.


My Kromlech grot tanks came in today!! They must have set up a new supply system because it only took about 10 days to get them rather than 5 or 6 weeks! Way to go boys!

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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Armour or armor? That is the question.. I am a 1/4 English from my dads side

Cheers
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

@Yorkright: No excuses! There can be only one!


So my drive to get my AdMech models done ASAP was totally derailed when I bumped into these models while searching for some grot tanks. Of course I had to assemble them right away and will likely have them painted (or close to it) by tomorrow night. I think these are Kromlech ork artillery pieces (I suppose I could go look it up) and will be serving as my lobbas for the time being.

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I approve of this progress

Looking good, excited to see it progress.

   
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Martial Arts Fiday






Nashville, TN

I totally understand that one. I was halfway through assembling a nice Tzeentch army for KoW and found some sweet Golems from Runewars on clearance...bought three boxes and assembled/primed them. The catch is they will be for a future Chaos Dwarf army...lol

"Holy Sh*&, you've opened my eyes and changed my mind about this topic, thanks Dakka OT!"

-Nobody Ever

Proverbs 18:2

"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

 warboss wrote:

GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


Albatross wrote:I think SlaveToDorkness just became my new hero.

EmilCrane wrote:Finecast is the new Matt Ward.

Don't mess with the Blade and Bolter! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

They are too uniform for Orks. Well at least my Orks. Greater variation especially on the barrels is required......

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Finished the grot artillery. Not fancy but I think they'll look fine. I should add some Bad Moon black triangles on the yellow but it's time for bed.


   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Very quick! Picking out the rivets in metal would look good too without much extra effort I think.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good idea.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Simpler would be to just sponge on some chipping? They look quite clean and fresh for grots

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah, they do. Need some rust too. Good call. Was hoping this would be a quick and dirty project... obviously not dirty enough!

Decided to start with some black lining around the skull, to differentiate it from the yellow. Next some black triangles in the upper corners, then sponging, replace a few of the painted bolts with unpainted ones, then rust. Maybe dirt caked on the wheels. That will do it I think. Need to get back to building AdMech so I can't mess with these too long.

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Nearly done. Two more things to add.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Done for realzies this time.

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

They look ace. It's great to see you hitched up to the battlewagon again

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks graven. The models I have lined up to build & paint over the next 6 months should be really interesting and fun.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Looks great Gitz that little extra work gives them a more Orky feel to them.
   
 
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