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Here I go with my next project, in between throwing Yidhra in the bin, finalising rusty nuts the killdo kannon, painting a Pythia for my wifes birthday, if I get it done, and fantasizing about my mega-cheesy Iron Warriors army, I've decided to start on the Iron Warriors and stop dreaming about it....

And not paint the balloon just yet....

Coz I don't want to....so nyeh nyeh nyeh

Here's some pics, because my posts aren't posts without more pics....just coz....

The Beginning...


Actually no... this was the beginning....


And the next beginning...


I'm having a little trouble getting the walking vindicator-bot up and running, so if anyone has any ideas, they'll be uber welcome....


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20 views and no replies - guys try to learn to speak

They do have an excuse though, mainly jaw hitting the table. This is going to be awesome!!! Awesome!



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I dont really have ideas, but definately jaw hitting the table

You might want to look at some battletech mech drawings/ pictures of clan mechs. they usually have the same type of legs so you might get some ideas there
   
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You scrapped your C'tan project? No wai! Why?

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for the legs & "torso" i see you have some triangular pieces why not use them & be different & make it a tri-pod. it might stand better too.

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Like the tripod idea - War of the Worldsish. And very nice mech there! Hot DAMN that's damn HOT.



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Posted By tegeus-Cromis on 09/11/2007 2:51 AM
You scrapped your C'tan project? No wai! Why?

I was disgusted with how my progress went so I've put it on hold for now.  I threw out my sculpt coz it was pretty horrendous, I'll keep looking for appropriate stuff and I still have the concept art.  I still love that.

WOTW tripod idea...hmmm now that's pretty cool.  I'll have that as some food for thought...


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How tall is that monstrosity? It screams Iron Warrior (and probably other, more obscene things too), really captured the demonic engine of doom look. Do you have pics of it next to marines, or other models? What I´m thinking is, would it be big enough for a titan, or are you using it in other more creative ways?
   
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Is that vindicator suppose to walk, or is it suppose to transform? *DECEPTICONS ATTAAACK!*


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Posted By Xan on 09/11/2007 4:35 AM
How tall is that monstrosity? It screams Iron Warrior (and probably other, more obscene things too), really captured the demonic engine of doom look. Do you have pics of it next to marines, or other models? What I´m thinking is, would it be big enough for a titan, or are you using it in other more creative ways?

It's half the height of my steam stompa roughly, so it's not big enough to be a titan, just an extra large defiler.

As to the vindicator, yeah I want it to walk, I want to try and get most of the vehicles in various stages of locomotion other than the standard....


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It might look cool as a quadroped, only with the giant cannon underslung from the body. So longish type spider legs, with a cannon wrapped under like a bee or ant stinging. It would make it look like it had short range, but the ability to shoot down at dug in targets, which is pretty much the Vindicator's goal.

Are you trying to avoid having it be mistaken for a Defiler/Dreadnought? If you don't mind it being reminiscent of the former, you could design it to look like a crab with stubby legs holding a squad body that houses just the giant cannon. To really get the feeling of a massive recoil across, you could have the crab rocked back with it's rear most legs dug into the ground as though it just fired a tremendous shot that required bracing and drove the legs into the soil. Sort of like WW2 towed anti-tank guns.


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I now follow everything you post.


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That's some bad a¤¤ defiler! Looks awesome.

You realy did fantastic job on the ork stomppa, hoping to see equal results on this project.


   
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I have nothing constructive to add!  Just thought I'd say Hi.  See if I could get your post count up >.>...let ya know stuff you know already...like your defiler rocks my socks.  And I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this vindi comes out. 

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How about a three wheeled, shielded gun, sort of like the German 88's? But spikey and demonic and stuff.
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Well guys, I've been a bit slow on the progress of this one for a couple reasons - 1 is I'm a bit creatively burnt out after the steam stompa....takes me a week or two to get over such big projects; 2 I've been a bit stumped as to how to begin the army - admittedly I probably should have started with the easier stuff but I am DETERMINED to start with the scratch vindie/defiler coz, well, with the apocalypse rules I'll need three if I can take them as a linebreaker squadron. 

So I've been playing around with brainmatter trying to get something working upstairs and here's a concept I started on to see if it might work...


It's ok, but the footprint is too big, I'd have to rework that... This was before I stumbled across some steampunk-esque stuff and found this one that I think is actually the idea I had, just fleshed out better:



The idea on this one is to make the central body sorta like one of the current vindicators, but as if they had mutated like they'd come into contact with the allspark (Transformers reference), but not as complex as they are in the movie obviously.

Another variation that I will incorporate is creating a 3 toed stability foot, 1 toe forward, 2 long toes sorta back and reinforced to give it the appearance it can actually fire it's cannon without flipping for an olympic medal.

Then I found this one-

Which looks almost like they drew it after seeing my defiler, the good thing is I can use this as a guide to building a second defiler, and to make it look different enough from the first to make them more interesting as a tag team  deal.

And this tank is just TOOOO beefy to ignore:



I might make a huge one of these as a type of chaos or ork battle fortress.  Either way it would work I reckon.


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First of all I'd like to say I love your work.

I've followed a few of your projects. My personal favourite being your defiler. The build, the detail and the paint job were fantastic.

I'd agree with you on your last couple of pics. The last one I'd go for with Orks. Even the pic looks Orky.

As for your Vindi, the main considerations are:

1 - Keeping all your vehicles 2 legged or more. To tie in with your Defiler.

2 - If your keeping your vehicles to roughly the same profiles (height, width, length etc) as their GW counterparts. This could be useful when your trying to hide them in game.

I don't think 2 is too big an issue for you as your defiler doesn't conform to this blueprint.

As much as I think the 3 legged version has potential, I'd go with something that has four legs.

You could make each leg connect to the box section as the body (suitably ornate) then have the turret, that you've already built, on top.

Alternatively you could have a 4 legged cannon. I seem to remember a WFB chas cannon that would be suitably ornate for this.

Then again you could go with whatever you feel (your previous builds prove you've a knack for this sort of thing).

Just throwing my Ideas in the works.

Keep up the good work.



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ROIGHT!  Boys and girls, finally got some action going on this army.  I've started on the first vindicator walker, and since it's a sorta cross with a vindicator and a defiler maybe it should be called "Vin Diesel"? lol

The legs have been started and with these I have used some balsa wood to help build up the general shape of them before covering them in card to improve the shape. 

Here's the progress:





I need to enlarge the foot because the leg cowling is too large for it, but other than that I'm pretty happy with how they are turning out.  As a bit of a pleasant surprise they're looking kinda like mini warhound legs...maybe I'll carry that theme through a little further.


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Yeah, I like the look of that first leg. A definite great start.

The only other critique I have is that you need some moisturizer on that hand of yours!


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Posted By yakface on 09/17/2007 7:46 AM

The only other critique I have is that you need some moisturizer on that hand of yours!


But it's such a great example of what rhino skin should look like!  Imagine how good a reference it'll be when I want to sculpt some wrinkly ass creatures and I'm thinking "Gee, what can I look at to give me a better idea of what this skin should look like?  Oh wait, look at my hand!"


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Ok I've been playing around with the legs today and this is where I got.  They're almost done, I just need to add some chaos glyphs and stuff to bring it into line with the iconography once I've done the rest of the building.  Trouble I'm having is with building the upper section, I built a big part somewhat the same as the pic but I don't like how it's turning out. 

I then played around with adding the oversized turret I built previously and, to tell the truth, I kinda like it.  I just need to rebuild the feet again and make them large to improve the proportions.  Anyways, let me know what you reckon, I'm a bit stuck.....

Legs assembled:



Added uber turret:



And spaced:



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I like the unspaced look personally.  Looks heartier and more stable. 

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Here's some more of the bizzo, I've been playing around with some bits and pieces I have lying around, including this scratch turret I made ages ago for a card leman.  I think it looks better but it makes it look like a "chickendicator" instead of a vindicator.

Which leads me to a new thought...lol...the other idea I have for a vindicator stand in is the 4 legged crawling vindicator with a ball for the central cab that is real spikey and panelled....making it the Pindicator...

And then you'll see in one of these new pics the newly named "Fat headed dictator" vindicator tank.  But it's more orky so I may be forced to convert that one to orkdom....

Here's the pics, here's less chatter:

Chicken flavoured
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With the first head


And the team Chickendicator and Fatheadedictator with some scrap thralls for scale....


Comments are welcome, I'm tending toward the chickendicator and half considering the fat headed tank as a second vindie in traditional tank form.

My idea for the tanks are they are variations of the vindicator that the Iron Warriors were experimenting with to make them more effective in a battlefield role.  They still work like the standard vindies, and they all count as having the usual equipment plus daemonic infestation or whatever it is now, hence the lack of pilot space on Chickenlips.  Probably will get havocs as well, but I don't know if it's worth it since they can't fire them anyways, unless someone blows off the main cannons.  I suppose if they get neutered that way the havocs aren't a bad backup plan....


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Like the walker. Nice job. I could pass on ol' fathead, but I am sure it would look better with more detailing.



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I thought I liked the fat head until I saw the small head.

I like the small head now.


And I *love* the spikey legs.


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"It's got chicken-legs!"

I like both options (in terms of the walker-head), though I think the smaller one seems nicer. The bigger one reminds me of the big robot from Robocop.

Also....I think there's still some robot showing through the spikes ;-). Good job.

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Dude....bell bottoms went out of style many years ago. Get with 1980 for chrissakes.

The spiky chicken legs are great though, much better with the split toe.

 
   
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Ok, I've compromised on the head.  I've kept the same shape, rebuilt it and resized the second head.  Here are some pics for you:




I like it a lot better this size, I was almost gonna just leave it chicken style but now I'm happy with the way it looks now.

I didn't see the flares till now...lol...don't worry I'll GS them a bit yet, they'll still keep the same shape but they'll be cracked and warped and buckled to look different yet.


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To quote goldilocks:

That one's juussst right.


I like it a lot.


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I love it. ^.^

There are NEVER enough mechs in the world. Also I never thought I would like a 'bristly' mech, unless it was bristling with guns - Kudos!

My only suggestion... how about some co-axil autoguns or bolters under the 'chin' or on the sides of the turret.

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