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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

The Predator's coming along, but I've got another project I've bumped up the queue due to the new Codex making something awesome. Here's a detail I've added to it:



Started with a patch of green stuff. It's filling a hole, but this works as long as the GS is a few millimetres thick. The tools are a Galeforce Nine sculpter, and a couple of home made ones - paper clips glued into handles, filed to a round end and a point, and bent into shape as needed. I get my GS from The Troll Trader - this project and the Predator have consumed a FOOT of it already.



Used the round headed tool to press in a central hole, and eight surrounding holes.



Give each hole a complimentary pair, creating little 'marks of Nurgle'. These form the negative space between the stalks of the arrows. You know what I'm talking about because you've already skimmed the photos.



Press in eight more holes, where the arrows will terminate.



Join the dots to define the arrows.



Use the wide round sculpter to smooth off the surrounding holes, making the negative space smoothly transition into the background plane.



I can't get a better picture as the construction is not to be touched whilst GS cures. But now the pressed holes in eachnegative space have been joined together with more gentles presses of the round tool. The pointed tool adds some variety in the pockmarks. And there we go!


In other news, my winning streak has not survived contact with the Konor campaign. It's big multiplayer games round my end at the moment, and... I'm not convinced they're a good idea, in a game where melee is bottlenecked by the need to give the inactive side the ability to interrupt with Counter-Attack. We sometimes don't reach turn three.

Last game, my Fiends failed a charge and got shot, Flesh Hounds got speedbumped and then charged by Harlequins, and Terminators deepstriked in, crippled a Leman Russ and that huge new dreadnought...

...which proceeded to kick them all to death when they charged it to finish the job!

Ah well, that's my bad rolls out the way. I also curated two friends' introduction to 8ed, though, so hopefully I'll be getting in some less overwhelming games soon. Maybe even field... it... DiabolicalLaughter.jpg.exe

   
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Pious Palatine






Nice tutorial for the Mark of Chaos. Pretty certain that if i tried to replicate it it would just look like a blobby mess! *laughs/weeps*

EDC
   
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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

Working on a Karanak, and he's an opportunity to demonstrate how I sculpt heads.

I don't work a blob of putty - I work several layers in an organic approach. I make a rough shape of a skull with some musculature, Here, we're at that stage; after this, I'll be sculpting skin, with eye sockets left empty; the eyes are done seperately, as I find pressing in a detail there pushes out a bulge elsewhere.







I've also got the turret mounted in the Predator, should have it paint-ready soon. I'm running low on green stuff again!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Westchester, NY

Love your paint scheme.

I play and paint WBs also, but nothing like yours.

Was wondering though why you didnt paint the land raider straight up like your squads?

I prefer your cleaner models, again Great Job.

RB

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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

Hellforged Predator ready to roll:









I'm trying to make the blood brighter. It's tricky, because as with the Land Raider, it's going over a deep contrasting colour, which leads to a dark shade. On top of that, I start with some thin layers of 3 parts Blood For the Blood God, 1 part Rhinox, 2 parts water, to git the look of tpdried layers. I tried mixing in some red paint for the final BFtBG, but it comes out a peachy orange colour, likely because of the white that many coloured paints add in.

Next time, I'll have a go with some diluted red paint layers under the final blood effect. And perhaps a lighter tone of paint - maybe a White Scars tank.

HD images:
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Honored Helliarch on Hypex






That is an insane conversion in all the very best interpretations of the word. Very cool.

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Pious Palatine






Wow. Now that's a Chaos Predator!

EDC
   
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Strangely Beautiful Daemonette of Slaanesh






Scary looking! Love it!
   
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Scotland

That is a stunning piece, just inspiring and wonderful. This is not miniature war gaming this is art.

   
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Great job.
Like the added star metalwork and the hatch being opened by the gun-tentacle.


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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

Gave the new Predator it's test drive today! 200 power Chaos vs Space Wolves & Tyranids. It got some burning done and survived new model syndrome - though only barely; they had orders to kill it and would have done had I not crippled a Stormwolf

It was a really fun game! We adapted Tactical Escalation and added Cities of Death to the mix. Both sides captured the Objective their high command required. My attempt to destroy Imperium units per my orders fell just short, whereas a tide of Genestealers were joined by a Mawloc and the Swarmlord to gang up on my Bloodthirster - and show their Space Wolves commander how they are Worthy Of The Sagas

Next week I should have a Hell Talon ready for flight - think I might have to thin out some Genestealer hordes with a bombing run or two

   
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Everett, WA

Wow. Not sure how I've missed this thread for so long! Amazing work!

   
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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

Thanks, @RSJake!

Now, this army's reached the point where two issues are coming up: storage, and presentation. I've got spaces in my shelves for 2x2 boards, and it's time we made an Infernal Castellum Stronghold.

I want the four bunkers to be compatible with my planned modular gaming table, which uses 1x1 boards with excavated spaces for based buildings & ruins. The road runs through the middle of each tile, with the space overlapping four tiles; this keeps big buildings from the table edge.

To start myself off, I marked off a 3" grid with key points and the hypothetical table grid marked as well:



I got out my bags o' bases and worked out what it would look like to have the bunkers filled to capacity with everyone manning the battlements:



I marked out some floor plans. They accommodate the bases well. But then I remembered - my cities of death setup requires buildings have 1" pavements for Land Raiders to get down the street without losing their sponsons; this iteration is going to be scrapped and revised as it will not allow heavy tanks to leave the base:



The new floor plan allows for 6" gates, much better form for the function of the terrain (if any of my old design tutors are reading, they will recognise my use of imperial and metric units and fractions with inconsistent denominators):



The more compact battlements make for much less empty space on top of a full bunker. There's room for an officer to inspect the defenders on the main bunker, and for two more to survey the battlefield from the roof:



If attackers enter the fortress, defenders can also man the bunkers to fire inside the walls:



So far, so good. I think I might fatten the command bunker tower a little, but overall I think I can draw this all out and begin the messy part.

Still with me? Good, 'cause summer is over and it's TERM(inators) TIME:









I can now drop four plasma or melta Terminators with a heavy flamer, or a full ten man squad. Icon of Wrath, because I have plasma Chosen who benefit greatly from Endless Cacophony and I want these guys to definitely get to use their melee weapons. Twice, if they get in with the Heirodule that's arrived in my gaming circle.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Terminators look great Linds! The splashes of yellow and hints of blue really make them look special.

   
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UK

OMG the rhino is amaaazing! It's so old school in its liberal use of tentacles! It reminds me of the mad conversions from the 3rd ed codex.

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Scotland

Terrific Termies, they really pop. Love the design work for the bunker.

   
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Boston

Agreed with others: I love the terminators. Nice vivid work.

   
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Rampaging Carnifex






Nottingham (yay!)

Terminators? They are Annointed

Got some more sacred ones ready for battle:









I'm really pleased with the eyes. I paint them white, then thinly stipple the area with dilute Scorpion Green (ask a veteran, novitiates).

A Herald or two is handy. Their buff auras and spells can affect Possessed and Obliterators, and a regeneration spell is most welcome with a Daemon Prince leading the charge. Plus, they can keep Daemon units out of Word Bearers detachments, thereby conserving our oh-so-awesome Legion Trait. That's right, corpse lovers - look scared of our marginally better Morale rolls!

I say I got them ready for battle - I have a tray full of finished stuff and every time I see a white sky and take it outside, I get maybe one unit shot before the rain begins. Recently picked up a Forge World kit to add to the backlog, that'll keep the bunker unfinished for a good month longer

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very nice work on the bases Linds... they really compliment the models well.

   
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Taciturn Dark Angles Company Master





Melbourne .au

Lovely work, Lindsay. The Terminators look fantastic, and the Plaguebearers are tops. I'm going to steal your method of doing their eyes when I get to my own!

   
 
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