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New Delhi, India

I think I might be getting these...

http://www.thewarstore.com/product113113.html



6 for $30, I wonder how big they are?

 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Not particularly big about BFG escort sized I'd guess.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

They have a nice vibe about them and at that price who can argue.

   
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Should have some new stuff to show off soon but for now I just dropped off some my most prized possessions for rebinding.



I did a little while back with my Necromunda rules

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/718130.page

and loved the results. So now it's the Companion, the Compendium, Chapter Approved (!!)'s turn along with a coverless copy of BFG I got in an ebay sale and, most distressingly Star Quest.

Star Quest may in fact be the book I have owned the longest, I got in the late 70s as wee little one, it was one of those books where they took a bunch of sci-fi art from other projects and turned it into a story that sort of made sense maybe almost.

Some of the art from it is here:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-518-53938_70s%20Science%20Fiction%20Art.html

I remember studying the pics and trying to copy them.

Spoiler:



Of the 5 it was the only really falling apart, my copy is all dog-eared and ratty.

The RT books were actually all in good shape and I'm just doing this as a precaution and because I like the idea of classy leatherbound RT books on my shelf.

I was going to do Rogue Trader itself, but chickened out when I found a bunch of old notes and book marks stashed in my copy. Maybe next.


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(Sigh) just found out Star Quest is $6 on Amazon, rebinding costs $9.... A well, one from Amazon wouldn't be 'MY' copy.

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Another search I'm tired of having to reconstruct...

http://www.cpmodelsminiatures.co.uk/


(not Colonial Marines)


(not Blake's 7)


(you know damn well who they're not)


(useful civilians)

And another possible crew for my Yamatau fleet













Which reminds me, while there's lots of good Trekish figures out there does anyone make something like this?



Or this?



I guess it can be done with paint...

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Success!

From crass to...



Class!



From now on...



When I game...




I'm wearing a...



Velvet smoking jacket...



And monocle!



Really happy with how Star Quest came out. It's one of those mediocre 'let's throw a bunch of unrelated cool art together and make up a story that sort of kind of (not really) works' books that were popular in the 70s and 80s. However, as far as I can tell, it's the book I've owned the longest, I can remember spending hours studying the art and trying to copy it. The cover was holding on by threads but now it will live forever.

 
   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Really love the figures, all the "not"'s are awesome.

But those books are truly brilliant bud, just such a great idea. I now want a library. With a Leather Chair and a decanter of Brandy.

   
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Slicing Orb of Xandros






SoCal, USA!

Ooh... that's really nice how you got them bound!

-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 4k Knights Sovereign SM
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 2k Ordo Lucifer =I=
-- 1k Sisters SoB
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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New Delhi, India

One other small project, painted up a bunch of doors for my Spaceship Corridors.

Figure it will add a bit of color next time I break them out.








 
   
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Yesterday I got my new tablet, my Dropfleet Commander Frigates AND 3 Dust airplanes to count as Thunderbolts.

Endorphin level...



EXTREME!

 
   
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Pious Palatine






Nice.

Loving the hard back bound rule booms.

EDC
   
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New Delhi, India

Very happy tonight. Got the Dropfleet Commander frigates and they are just a glorious kit to assemble.



Simple design, a T shaped hull with 5 options that slip into the sides and then 2 choices of bridges/engines. 2 sprues/8 ships per box.



very well engineered too. Minimal filing needed.



Flipping over the bridge elements turned the antennas into towers nicely matching my beloved Space Fleet brand space fleet.



Best of all I managed to bash some of the last over bits into some smaller craft. It was so easy I can almost believe they were meant to do that!



So 8 ships + 4 kit bashes for $30, not bad.

Oh and something else to work on...



Darn mini market clearance sale, they were $12 a pop! I'm not made of stone!

 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Got to admit Dropfleet Commander has me tempted. What are the rules like do you know?

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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The game is pretty solid and fast paced. The game has 2 mini games to support the main game.

You start out with minigame one each turn, you pick battlegroups and push them an order hand and your opponent does the same. The order is how you plan to activate battlegroups that turn. Then you both draw a card, the lower strat rating get to chose who moves first. This is who the turn progresses.

The main game proceeds that way, moving battlegroups via orders which determine how you can shoot weapons or move. The game uses a sub hunting system where everyone has a scan range and a signature. There are also Z axis elements for ships to be closer or farther from the planet. Certain actions can reduce or increase that you can only shoot ships you can scan. The result is a very tactical decision focused game where you have to thing a few steps ahead. It is a high killing game, ships don't last long. A few lucky volleys can take out a cruiser one turn.

At the end of the turn you enter minigame 2, which is the asset minigame. Here you move your fighter/bomber/torpedoes and then your dropships. Drop ships put guys on objectives scoring you points. The ground assets can fight with each other to control sectors which can give buffs as well and can be bombarded from space buy ships.

The game is pretty fun! I am a big fan. There are still some balance points to work out, but it is pretty good so far. I kind of think ships die to easily though. Models look great as well.
   
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 Llamahead wrote:
Got to admit Dropfleet Commander has me tempted. What are the rules like do you know?


I've been tempted and done some reading about... but for me they'll either end up an Adept Mech or SM fleet.

 
   
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Some more progress on the YamaTAU fleet. Bandai Yamato 2199 models (plus Silent Death escorts). 3 of the ships are WIP, still need the temper the silver with some gunmetal and then add ink. Overall quite happy.






 
   
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Getting back up to speed after vacation, some random stuff.

First off some new light cruisers from Vanguard, really happy with the modeling and the cast. May have to order more (MOAR!).



Making progress on my $12 Dust fliers (count as Thunderbolts if I ever get to use them)





Picked up some London Taxi toys to use as scatter terrain. I like the look I think it fits 40k as a small civilian transport. A bit small compared to my other civilian vehicles but should work.



And found a nice flatbed that can (almost) hold 8 models in the tray. Nice find in a Delhi toy shop.



More stuff coming soon... ish.

 
   
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Poor neglected blog, poor neglected project backlog.

Picked up Dystopian Wars Ottomans for more BFG/Just for fun/Hell maybe I'll play DW someday.



So much mad orientalist goodness, domes, minerets spires, broadsides all on giant blimps!

I've never been to Turkey but to me this looks very Indian/Mogul (who were originally Persians anyway). Much more than DW's actual Indian faction.

They'll be a floatilla of fat treasure ships under the command of a decadent Rogue Trader dynasty.


 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Very curious to see what you'll be doing with the Panthera Heavy Frigates.

Bits Blitz - the place to be for all your bits needs!

Too much sanity may be madness - world building through digital sculpting.
 
   
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 Malika2 wrote:
Very curious to see what you'll be doing with the Panthera Heavy Frigates.


Not much at the moment, they're in the same WIP pile as a lot of other stuff, already eclipsed by newer, brighter lights...



I'm thinking of them for the Adeptus Mechanicus, while the Drop Fleet Commander stuff will become Space Marine ships.

The 'smoke stacks' tipped me to make them industrial ships.

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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

I see them painted black and red...reminds me of the Flesh Tearers!

Bits Blitz - the place to be for all your bits needs!

Too much sanity may be madness - world building through digital sculpting.
 
   
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New Delhi, India

It's actually gun metal + bad lighting.

Lots of recesses in the models, great for inking or highlighting.
I'm thinking a lot of black ink to make them darker than my navy ships.

 
   
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New Delhi, India

Well, that was pretty depressing.

I got a sudden urge to paint some figures I got a year or two ago, just around the time I went all in with Space Fleet.

That meant not just opening the closet of shame but actually rooting through it...

Here is the current backlog, mostly acquired in the last year or two.

East Riding Corporate Wars assassins - 12
Frostgrave cultists - 40
Genestealer cultists - 20
Stormtrooper/scions - 20 + 2 Tauroxes
Dark heresy Cultists - 40
Dust Tactics planes - 3
Space Fleet - ?? lots?
Toy cars for terrain - ??? lots? More than 3
Ramshackle ~30 resin figures
Reaper Metal - Oh please don't make me count them...
Reaper Bones - not quite as bad
Void Japanese - 12
Hasslefree - oh no...
Cargo shuttle/landers - 3
Astropolis ~10
Colony 87 ~20
Mega minis ~30

And that does not count projects I can officially declare dead.

Time for a fire sale I think.

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Mom and kids are away for the weekend so that means BLACKJACK AND HOOK-

I mean Battlestar Galactica and painting!



2 boxes of Dropfleet Commander UCM frigates become 16 Marine Strike Cruisers and 14 escorts. Such a great kit!



So the 3 turret version will be a Strike Cruiser with extra barrage cannon

And spare bits become either Novas or Firestorms (not sure which is better)



The carrier variant will be a Strike Cruiser with extra launch bays, while the ECM version will be Strike Cruisers with extra shields



Missile variant will be the Strike Cruiser with torpedoes, with the escorts becoming Hunters or Cobras (again not sure which will work better)



And finally the gun version is a 'normal' strike cruiser with the escorts being Gladus or Swords.




 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Your backlog makes me laugh....amateur .

I wish there was a BSG space game, but only 2 factions means it's not too probable. Though there was someone on Dakkadakka that was making ships and rules.

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

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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$30+shipping.

7 Gothics and 5 Eldar ships!

I regret nothing!

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Hey matey, any word from the snail post?

   
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And some more progress.



Build two of Hawk Wargame's UCM cruisers, another great kit. Build the lower one straight (but added a mast), and the upper one upside down. They'll be Battle Barges in the Space Marine fleet.



Not as many useful leftover bits in this kit but these two cargo pods (meant for the troop ship variant) make for nice space stations.



Sigh, yes, more Space Fleet.



And some progress on the tank transport! With sawhorses and Jersey barriers from Proxie Miniatures (good stuff, recommend them).






Oh and a Reaper bishop. I can't remember why I got him but I'm sure at the time I NEEDED that figure.


 
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Fleet is looking good, and that eagle transport is a BIG.

I am sure he was to be a preacher for your troops to be encouraged by to fight the xenos and heretics

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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The closure of Spartan led to some panic buying on my part.



A British helicarrier became a mobile oppression palace for the Ecclesicarch.



The fleet got a new grand admiral.



And I got some new space stations. The middle one is awesome but just a nightmare to build. Lexan, resin AND metal and NO INSTRUCTIONS.

I still have some loose bits of metal I have no idea where they were supposed to go.


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Big mess of Japanese ships WIP now.

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