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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

The marines are looking beautiful. Of course your mad building skills are just amazing,

   
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youwashock wrote:Very nice. I think going with the darker red on the cape was a solid call. The more vibrant red from the rest of the model would have been too much, I think.
Yarp, my thoughts exactly. Thanks.

Theo': Yeah, insectoid is the kind of look these Nurgle things have and what I'm aiming for.

inmygravenimage wrote:I'd like to see tri-clawed toes, and fly like hairs up the legs.
We'll have to see on the toes and how limited the space is. Spikes to look like hairs is a possibility.

And a pony.
Now lets not get too carried away.

Thanks Gits'.

And with that the Primaris Lieutenants and Captain are done.








Now to focus on the Bloat drone...

Edited for double photo...

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Not where I should be

Seriously nice bud.




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You know... I really love the way those look. I'm kinda thinkin' you should make the gauntlets red as well. That way you'd have an awesome dark blue center with bright red banging out in both directions. Like danger signals or stop signs. "Warning, your death is at hand... beg the Emperor for forgiveness or be destroyed!"

   
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Thanks Cam'.

Thanks Gits'.
The trouble with red gauntlets is the Crimson Fists, especially with blue armour. I'm already concerned with similarities with just using blue and red, so avoided the hands.
But good thoughts.

Those ^^ chaps are now up in my Etsy shop if anyone watching is interested: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/696660531

Progress on the Bloat drone.
Basis for the feet done. Note that there will be armour plates over much of this.

I also remembered that this things needs weapons...
And that I planned to magnetise them...

A few problems aside, the base weapons are ready. They required their own magnets as I couldn't get the fit close enough for metal to work. We will have to see how I manage on the scratch-built weapons to come.

With that in mind, the feet need to be positioned farther apart to avoid clashes with said weapons. So I need to extend the base to one side at least; time to think of something it can stand on...


In other news; I've started a playthrough of Morrowind. Picked it up recently when Bethesda gave it away free for the 25th anniversary of the Eldar Scrolls. I spent most of the weekend modding it and starting to explore.
If I go quiet you know where I am.

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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The basis of the base is basically done.

That gives me more space to get the weapons in with armour and the like on the legs.
I may swap the long "shin" pieces over to get the right leg stepping forward better with the longer of the two.



Now to glue them together from the feet up...

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Basically I think you nailed it .

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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very creepy... yet whimsical!

   
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Not where I should be

Creepy. Bloody brilliant. But creepy.




 
   
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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

I concur, this really ups the creepiness of an already unsettling model.

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Nice toes very cool.

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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Thanks chaps. I'll take "creepy".
It will be all tied together in the end too.

Those legs are now glued on.
Took a bit of work to get the holes right for the pegs at the hips.


Now the pose is set.


I can start work on the rear leg and then set about adding the workings and armour to all three.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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And here's how the third leg turned out.
Mostly like I envisioned, but not exactly. These things build themselves...

I'm thinking of this as more of a spike than a "leg", to keep with the insect vibes.
The mohawk of spikes will continue along the top of the rear leg, and there'll be some armour around the joint and that cube piece to tie it all together.

Now for more pistons about the place...

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Very nice, reminds me of Raptor from Robotwars

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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

The Blanchitu is STRONG in this one...

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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Thanks Theo'. I see what you mean. It was not on my mind at the time though.

Thanks Brian. I might have to have a look over some for when I run out of ideas later. Currently, the plans are unfolding.

And that means, pistons...


I think the other joints are going to have a combination of piston and muscle. I need to consider the armour plates first though due to attachment points and hiding sins in the eventual muscle sculpting.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Chiming in here to voice my approval of your new avatar.

I have no idea what that thing is, but it is creepy.


   
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

It's coming together nicely! I also approve of the creeper wolf

   
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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

I love the blue on your Primaris guys. Whenever I try to do such an extreme highlight, it just lands up looking out of place, and fake. You might it look just right.

Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
   
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Ta Red'. Thought it time to bring it in line with my social media avatars. I can't actually use the Laughing man logo officially as it's copyrighted (and widely used). The wolf is at least partly my work.
That thing is a mad hovering robo-thing that floats about and dissolves or mangles people...

...quick thought, I may make it purple and then it can be a purple people eater...

...I've made it a tripod. That's the important thing.
Creepy is good. I hope to keep that.

Thanks Tom.

For those not aware of where the wolf comes from, it's a crop of a photo of my Princess Mononoke conversion of the SDE wolf rider. The build is covered in my personal army blog here on DDakka (find links in sig' or my profile).
Spoiler:


Fifty wrote:I love the blue on your Primaris guys. Whenever I try to do such an extreme highlight, it just lands up looking out of place, and fake. You might it look just right.
Thanks Fifty. The highlights did take 2 or 3 attempts to get there (too subtle on the first attempt as I was worried about being too light) and are not all the same on all edges; only the "highest" of edges got the lightest of highlights.

Side note:
I do like what they've done to the gallery; making the photos stretch out to fill the window. Much better to see the details on the full photo and not a tiny window.
Does make my long photo-montages quite the scroll-fest.

Progress on the bloat drone.
Working my way up the legs and adding armour plates to protect the joints.
Toes, foot, heel, and working on the ankle (there will be forward-facing armour plates on there soon).

I also did some work on the extension to the mohawk on top of the rear leg. Just need to add spikes.

Onwards...


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Now it needs tiny vestigial wings

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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If I can find somewhere to put them, maybe I will, Theo'.

The armouring continues...
These have been through a few iterations so far, they will get more details added; skulls, weeping colanders, as per Nurgle, battle damage, rust, rivets...


Have a good Chocolate egg day tomorrow everyone.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Not sold on the round knees just yet...YET. I know you’ll pull it together with tentacles and muscles though, so don’t get rid of them.


Now I’m worried about my chocolate eggs and what sort of Nurgley surprise may be ready to hatch from them.

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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You should have seen them when they were flat...

There's a lot of joint they are trying to protect, and yet they still look too large. The curve did help, and the chaos star arrows help break up the shape, but maybe they are not meant for that position.

I still have the upper leg armour to do. What happens there may make these look smaller and more fitting.
These may also be moved up to there and something smaller placed here.

Just trying to fit in some nurgle iconography and a set of 3 circles takes up a surprising amount of space.

There may well be a lot of chopping and changing of things about these. Luckily, with nurgle (as with Orks) rough edges and warped shapes are not a problem.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Ooooooooh I like the chunky shin guards very much.

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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Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Looking good! If GW doesn't copy your design I'm going to extensively question their competency

   
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I know Nurgle does things in threes, but I've gotta admit I preferred the drone with just the two legs.

   
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Thanks Graven', they may find a use yet.

Thanks Tom. High praise. But then mine would not be unique.

Thanks Aku', I know what you mean. There would need to be many changes in the design (how the legs would work) for it to only have the two. Consider the third leg as a tail / stinger, then it still only has 2 legs.

So yes, I wasn't sold on those armour pieces and they came off again.
I replaced them with simple rectangular pieces that will get nurgle-things later.
You can see that I've kept the round armour pieces and will find a use for one or both of them.

I've also added the spikes to the third leg to continue the mohawk,
And I created the mechanism for the knee joint. Rather than pistons (which just wouldn't work with the position of the pieces and the required range of motion), I found a cog in my junk collection...
... cut that in half and then cast that into 2 more...
... Found a few more bits and boxes to create the power/motor housing.

Still more work to do about there with some gap filling and cabling etc...

You can also see some added muscles, made from left over putty. These will multiply in time.


Onwards...

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The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I love how the back spike is evolving

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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Affton, MO. USA

Sad to see the drone get knee-capped, but the adjustment was definitely for the better.

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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