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Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Guardling wrote:Very cool army, loving the mix of models!


Thanks Guardling! Praise from the praiseworthy! I do love utilising all the options we now have out there.

Captain Brown wrote:Ragsta,

For that kind of dedication, what else can I say excepted...Exalted.

Cheers,

CB


Far far too kind. Thanks, Cap.

I continue to chip away at my hobby mountain. We're currently in the fascinating situation of trying to sell our flat, with all the stress that entails, but we're also making the best of it and enjoying what's left of our summer too.

Here's more generosity from the OSJC Latchford treasure hoard - I acquired 7 of the old metal Stormtroopers and boosted them to 10 strong by kitbashing 3 squaddies. Parts used included SM Scout legs, Cadian torsos and 28mm sci rebreather heads from CP Models.




   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





44.328850 / -73.110190

Thank you sharing that amazing BFG fleet! The kitbash and conversions could pass as stock (even though I recognize at least one of the bitz). Its a game I miss playing but will always be interested in and I appreciate seeing the labors of someone elses continued love for a game from arguably the highlight years of GW.

Your IG is staggering. I got back into IG about a year ago and thought I had a lot of models. Your collection is massive and fully painted. Yes I know a portion was from osjclatchford but your original army was strong to begin with and is still an active project. I'm a huge fan of mass infantry even to the point of unbalancing my list in my opponents favor. I play the lore and I play for fun. If I lose (which these days is more likely than not, thank you new Eldar Codex) I still had a good time.

Looking forward to seeing what you post next.


 Gitsplitta wrote:
That's.... dirt... Skalk. Actual dust. (09/08/2021)
 
   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Skalk, you're a gentleman and a scholar. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, I'm somewhat reluctant to post without eye melting pictures...

So 2022 drags to a close, and I have managed to paint up 90 figures. That's a pretty happy average for me - I did take the liberty of classing some of the larger projects as 3 figures though The last 18 months have been a bit of a slog for me workwise - my job with the NHS has proven to be very stressful (golly gosh!). I am looking forward to handing in my notice upon return from holidays as of the New Year - now that I'm a shiny 40 years old I find that my pritorities have changed to actually trying to be nicer to myself!! I look forward to the change.

I heard something... Karl, more light here...




I painted the giant spider from Heresy Miniatures. I've had this model for a long time and I'm happy to put it down as 'Good Enough' for my shelves at this point I based the colour scheme on a garden spider called Maria that took up residence in our kitchen window frame, and turned into a magnificent specimen while munching on wasps and bees galore!!!






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Made in gb
Ancient Venerable Dreadnought






That’s one scary spider Ragsta! Copying nature is always a winner on minis like that, making it freakishly realistic! Sorry to hear your job has been stressful, it’s a tough time being in Public Services. Hopefully the New Year and new job bring you what you’re looking for

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

 gobert wrote:
That’s one scary spider Ragsta! Copying nature is always a winner on minis like that, making it freakishly realistic! Sorry to hear your job has been stressful, it’s a tough time being in Public Services. Hopefully the New Year and new job bring you what you’re looking for


Thanks Gobert, I'm glad you liked it


Hello! As usual it's been a while. After 18 months working with the NHS I managed to get a new job with Rockstar Games, which makes me sound much cooler than I actually am!! I consider my time working with the health service as a privilege, but only because I got to work with some truly awesome people led by absolute muppets. Which is an insult to muppets.

I'm looking forward to a much less stressful role in the new job I'm currently trying to get my exercise levels up by working towards some half marathons. Now if I can only get the comfort eating under control...

I DO have picturific pictures coming eventually, as I am working on a bunch of things that will probably end up finished all at once. Sigh. I usually hold off on posting WIP stuff, but I wanted to do this one as a reference point for myself. Needless to say I have quite a few things on the hobby pile!!!

Things I really want to finish sooner rather than later

Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
'Dreadnought'
6 combat medics
5 officers
1 commissar
5 Chaos character types
2 ministorum priests
19 Guardsmen DONE


Things I would LOVE to start in 2023...

2 Farseers
3 Warlocks
20 Swooping Hawks
16 Striking Scorpions
5 Dark Reapers
27 Dire Avengers
10 Wraithguard


Things that don't stand a hobbyist's chance in heck of getting started soon

39 Termagants
58 Hormagaunts
2 Biovores
10 Genestealers
10 Spore Mines
2 Screamer Killer
1 fugly 3rd edition carnifex (yuck)
37 Rippers
2 old school Gargoyles
3 Raveners


I painted 90 minis in 2022 - it's already April in 2023 and I haven't finished anything yet hahahaaaaa - below is what I currently have on the hobby desk:

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Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Hello everyone!

I have recently finished a squadron of 4 Sentinels for my rag tag scumbag Guard, the Flexberg 17th Infantry. A combo of new and evil bay rescues, let's just say I am very relieved to see the finished results!!

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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

They look good Ragsta I bet it feels good to check them off the list as well. Have you decided which you want to work on next? I'm curious about the "Dreadnought"

   
Made in us
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Checking things off is extremely satisfying, Syro I’m glad you approve, thank you very much for that.

Yeah, I think the ‘dreadnought’ will be soonish, more so now there’s interest in seeing it!

In the mean time, here’s some shots of my converted grand cruisers for BFG Imperial Navy. The idea was lifted from the noosphere- it wasn’t mine but I’m really happy with them. The idea behind my Navy is many of them come from fleet reserves and have features from older designs. I do love my mongrels


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Made in us
Krazed Killa Kan





USA

I love seeing BFG stuff (even though I have never played it), so I'm quite happy with this update too.

   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

I’m glad you like them! I haven’t played for years either but I do love modelling my sci fi starships. I said ages ago I would post more pics of the converted stuff so hopefully I will stick with that.

   
Made in gb
Ancient Venerable Dreadnought






Love the sentinals, rescuing eBay minis is very satisfying I think, especially when they end up looking that good!

The cruisers looks cool, are they 2 ships stuck together? The bottom half looks standard imperial ship, only upside down!” To me

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

 gobert wrote:
Love the sentinals, rescuing eBay minis is very satisfying I think, especially when they end up looking that good!

The cruisers looks cool, are they 2 ships stuck together? The bottom half looks standard imperial ship, only upside down!” To me


Glad you like the chicken walkers! The finished results were satisfying but the rescue effort was quite something - you’ll be very familiar with that yourself!!

The cruisers are indeed doubledeckers! The conversions come from here: http://www.wargames-romania.ro/wordpress/articles/hobby/building-an-imperialgrandcruiser/

I was really pleased with the finished articles - they definitely emphasise my theme of battered old hulls being pressed back into service.

I have recently found myself playing actual games!? After what has been genuinely TWO decades I’ve found myself playing games of 10th edition 40K with some guys from work, and I’ve actually had fun!? It has a decent flow but yeah, it still takes hours even using 500pts. I would like to try Grim Dark Future next

My Flexberg 17th Infantry linked up with a force of Vostroyans on patrol, only to run into a combined force of Orks and the ever mercurial Dark Angels. Despite some spirited fighting we found ourselves caught in a pincer of frothing green loonies, and enacting a Custer’s Last Stand just before we lost the will to live from exhaustion If anyone’s watched We Were Soldiers think the ambush of the French at the start and you’re right there


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Made in gb
Ancient Venerable Dreadnought






A real life game! Awesome, glad you had fun even if the games still take an age to play!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in us
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh


Yeah, the games I’ve played have been fun, though I have lost every single one so far hahaha. My wife says I lack tactical wisdom, guess that’s why I play Guard!!

It’s been a while. I have painted some stuff but can feel my hobby motivation weakening as the autumn kicks in. We are also having the flat decorated so all my toys are now stored away. With my painting mojo wilting I switched to building models instead, and it’s been rather productive!

I’ve been churning out Gaunt after Gaunt, then Rippers upon Rippers. The horde I’ve collected is strictly rule of cool and based around my hobby nostalgia rather than common sense - so you can expect to see a bunch of 2nd edition gribblies eventually!! So far I’ve built 80 Gaunts/ Hornagaunts and 45 Rippers have been based up.

I have updated my hobby list in light of recent changes:

Things I really want to finish sooner rather than later

Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
Sentinel DONE
'Dreadnought'
6 combat medics DONE
5 officers. DONE
1 commissar
5 Chaos character types
2 ministorum priests
19 Guardsmen DONE


Things I would LOVE to start in 2023...

2 Farseers
3 Warlocks
20 Swooping Hawks
16 Striking Scorpions
5 Dark Reapers
27 Dire Avengers
10 Wraithguard


Things that don't stand a hobbyist's chance in heck of getting started soon

40 Termagants BUILT
40 Hormagaunts BUILT
2 Biovores
10 Genestealers
10 Spore Mines
2 Screamer Killers
1 fugly 3rd edition carnifex (yuck)
45 Rippers. BUILT
3 Raveners

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Central Valley, California

Ragsta this is a killer batch of minis, and that giant spider above makes me very happy. Well done.

~ Shrap

Rolling 1's for five decades.
AoS * Konflikt '47 * Conquest Last Argument of Kings * Team Yankee * Epic Scale Hail Caesar 
   
Made in gb
Storm Trooper with Maglight




chigwell, essex

That is a worrying amount of niddage on display there. Both as a guard player and as a painting prospect.

'Geiger Alien' vibes from the heads makes me say, spray it black and dry brush those suckers with metallics and greys, Then let some bluey green washes do the rest!
   
Made in gb
Fighter Ace





Edinburgh

Shrapnelsmile wrote:Ragsta this is a killer batch of minis, and that giant spider above makes me very happy. Well done.


Hey, mate, thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words, and I’m really glad the spider is a hit!

osjclatchford wrote:That is a worrying amount of niddage on display there. Both as a guard player and as a painting prospect.

'Geiger Alien' vibes from the heads makes me say, spray it black and dry brush those suckers with metallics and greys, Then let some bluey green washes do the rest!


See now, I have contemplated that idea! I was also thinking about this Nid scheme from Hobgoblin on LAF.

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=88065.60

I quite like it. Guess I’ll need to try a test Ripper or two, anyone’s thoughts would be appreciated!

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Made in us
Ancient Venerable Dreadnought






That’s one heck of a horde of nids! Either the Alien inspired theme or hobgoblins slapchop-esque scheme would be awesome and relatively straightforward to do. Why have a mountain of minis if you can’t change the painting plan!

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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[DCM]
12th Cadian Mech Regt Orphan Brigade





Tasmania

Ragsta,

Mate nice work with the IG still. Those Sentinels would fit straight into my IG Army. Great work mate.

Colonel Jacka
12th Cadian Mech Regt
Orphan Brigade
All Hail St Pius
 
   
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Stubborn Hammerer




Sweden

Glorious battlefleet.

   
 
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