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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Pegasus buildings never quite fit in perfectly with Warhammer, I'll admit. Maybe with more skulls they won't be the butt of every joke.

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And some tables.

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Stoic Grail Knight

drinking tea in the snow

Tables! Tables and stools and wood grain. So nice to see.

Too bad they aren't made out of skulls

realism is a lie
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Beast Lord

Sculls are best inside the head - or in a bowl.

Neat wood, very realistic.

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Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10)

Pledge 2018:
Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (11/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (14/0) 
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'


The table and stools looks great, did you buy or make them?

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Deep Cuts D&D figures. That stuff is great - I hear it is eating Reaper Bone's lunch in retail (kind of a shame), though I find the humanoid figures somewhat lackluster. The furniture and monsters are great though!
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

First attempt at an alien tree. I want REALLY HUGE ALIEN LILLYPAD TREES where the top magnets off for storage and being able to move figures around under them. I've spent waaaay to much effort on this project which I have no immediate use for, but so it goes. The final versions will be multistemmed and a foot tall - you never see REALLY BIG TREES in 40k, and I mean to change that. The top has been ruled too paperlike and flat, so I'm using a textured paper for the next generation that is much better.

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Probably going to ditch the red too.

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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller


love the idea on the tree, looking forward to where you go next with it

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Ruthless Interrogator


I like the red, but I like variegated plants too. Makes it look kind of sickly from a traditional biology makeup.

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'


Who cares if you have no real use for them yet, I think it's very important to follow our passions in this hobby. It's a cool idea, rock on

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Heck Yeah! Giant Trees! Just imagine X -wings zooming through them, kroot lurking under them.... Of course I'm going to do this. What was I thinking? That, and I"ve already cut a pile of Birch Withies and dragged them into the shop to make them. You're right though - it is about following one's inspiration. It is aaahrrttt, I tell you, art!

Note to self - I should do a fallen one as well.

In the meantime here's some Ghostface Wygars - I wanted a vicious, alien predator, and while I hated the Wargs in the movies (on account of not looking particularly like wolves), I rather liked them as miniatures, and GW was selling them pretty cheap at one point. There is some good value in the LOTR figures. I'd planned even more elaborate basing with water effects and cracked mud, but for now I like what I've got.

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No big trees because for MOST people, they're a giant (heh) pain in the arse.


And then there's the folks where 'rule of cool' comes in.

I look forward to the table of 70's sci-fi DEATH TREES.


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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Affton, MO. USA

It’s like the trees from the Lorax.....with a big floppy beret . Now you need a Lorax .

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
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I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Hmmmm - I am the Lorax in more ways than one, as it turns out. I even had my own book, though not by Suess.

With warmer weather I should rock the trees soon. I think I can reduce the PTA factor - make them very stable, the lift off canopy, and efficient storage. We'll see how it goes.
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Rough Rider with Boomstick

Your pack of hunting critters puts me in mind of images/paintings of dire wolves I've seen from medieval Ireland. When seen as individuals, the striping makes them stand out amazingly well- as a pack, they blend into their terrain- just as they should in 'real' life. It all goes together with the basing very well- nice work!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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NIce work on the wargs. As you say, the models don't look like wolves, so not painting them like wolves makes complete sense.

Now showing Wizard Study scatter terrain from Mantic!

Painting total as of 3/9/2019: 35 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 28 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain

Painting total as of 12/31/2018: 220 plus three sets of Osgiliath ruins and Great Cthulhu and a Japanese peasant farmhouse and a rice paddy and a whole bunch of resin Frostgrave terrain.
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'


Theophony wrote:
It’s like the trees from the Lorax.....with a big floppy beret . Now you need a Lorax .

I like that idea, hey kestral, any chance we can see you make a strike team of armed loraxes working for the Tau?

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Hmmm - Maaaybeee. The Kroot might eat them though. I hate it when my Auxiliaries eat each other.
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I like the Ghostface Wygars and their stripes.



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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Thank you! I actually really like painting stripes.

Note to self: 1/48 versions of the bizzare "Pogo" are cheap on Amazon. If I need more flyers for my 40K large scale version of X wing they could work well - pretty stubby, plus they land on their tale and thus would make good terrain.

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Probably convert it to a jet and put some armament in the nose. The propellers are kind of neat but also kind of bug me.

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Cool thing is it already is a jet. Will make converting easier.

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth

Not where I should be

Nice find though, could work well in 40k, they like things stubby.

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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps

Must... ...resist....

In the Meantime, Trees!
Or at least tree.

Step 1 - fit it to the container. I got this advice on terrain building at my first ever large 40K event, and it is the best advice I ever received:

Step 2 - Hammer upholstery nails into the ends of the stem. This will allow the magnets to hold the "Lilypad" on.

Step 3 - glue and screw the base to the tree. Base attachment is the most important thing in plant terrain, I think. One of my achilles heels. Taking no chances here. Made the base as small as possible, but with extended roots for stability.

Step 4 - Glue rocks to the base. I chose roundish rocks that might be thought to be part of the tree, and used a huge amount of hot glue. The rocks were warm to the touch for 1/2 hour. Also added some flying roots.

Step 5 - Check stability. The tree can tilt 45 degrees and still return upright in all directions. Also check the magnets.

Step 6 - Coat with golden polyurithane stain. I'm hoping this will help preserve the luster of the bark over time.

Step 7 - Draw circles on textured paper. Cut out. Then the annoying step - I made a series of small cuts around the edge and used needle nose pliers to rip bits of paper off to give the circles ragged edges. Took FOREVER. The paper is quite tough, which is probably good overall. Also tore a line from edge to center, which allows it to form a slight upward cone to capture water, and also bend less.

Step 8 - 2 tone spray paint.

Step 9 - Add twigs and lichen. PVA glue to hold down the twigs, then more hot glue to finish the job, covered by the lichen.

Step 10. I really spent a silly amount of time on this. Add magnets. Since the magnets are on top of the paper, they won't pull off when removed from the nails, but their hold is a little weaker - you need pretty big neodyums much larger than the usual miniatures ones, which I happened to have.

Paint and flock the base. I might ink them browner. Put a little flock over the magnets. Whew!

I think I want to do multiple stalks supporting a single pad, kind of like this:

Hmm, maybe I just want to as close as I can to that period. Dragon Trees are awesome!

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'


Woohoo! It's great to see your lilypad tress coming to life and turning out so nicely. I wish I had this post to read years ago when I made my homemade tress. They aren't nearly a durable.

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