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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

I think he will be sad once it is all done, painted and detailed

"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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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Always good to see some rivet action

Coming on beautifully there, can easily imagine you're getting dozered out presently.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Don't exhaust yourself on it then, the dozer part. Everything is coming along nicely. And good to hear you anticipated the tracks.

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







cormadepanda wrote:Well, that tank is amazing. Every time i come back it is better. EXcellent rivets.
Thanks Comrade. That's good to hear.

shasolenzabi wrote:I think he will be sad once it is all done, painted and detailed
Who, Me? No, I'll be on to the next (Mad) idea.
Really need to get around to ticking something off the ever-growing list...

monkeytroll wrote:Always good to see some rivet action

Coming on beautifully there, can easily imagine you're getting dozered out presently.
Thanks.
It's been quite a major job to get this dozer to this stage and the other dozer looks like it's going to be more work.
I also think I need to pick up some thinner plasticard to do what I plan for it, so next time I am in the mood to spend some money I'll order some in. So that will also delay it a bit.

Red Harvest wrote:Don't exhaust yourself on it then, the dozer part. Everything is coming along nicely. And good to hear you anticipated the tracks.
Thanks Red.
Not exhausted, just need a change of job. Although I do have the bathroom items on the go, I feel like doing something else on the tank (and need to pick up the aforementioned plasticard). I may even cut the tracks off the sprue and have a look at them next... and there's this rear door to look at... and a couple of other details as well... (what was that about ever-growing to-do lists...).

Page 95... and in the last 5 pages I've done... a dozer blade... The rest of the tank in 5 pages??? Probably not...
I have got a long piece of fluff on the boil as a treat for page 100... as a backup... yeah, backup. I wonder if I can get this tank finished before page 200...


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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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

 Dr H wrote:
Ruglud wrote:Now you've built Shunt, how about Matilda, Dead-metal or Sir Killalot
Well GW already do a Sir Killalot model...
Sir Killalot:
Spoiler:

Lord of Skulls:
Spoiler:

Or is that the other way around...
Not much of a fan of either though.
Shunt, Matilda and Dead-metal
Sir Killalot and the thing they brought in after that...

That would be MrPsycho - and coincided with the end of Robot Wars (on TV - theirs still a live tour with some of the original teams I believe)

Ugghh, the Lord of Skulls... Best use of that model was by Dakkas own MrChaos...

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That is all.


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
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Now that's a base

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 monkeytroll wrote:
Now that's a base


Captain Morgan would be so proud

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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







The tracks have been added to the tank, in more ways than one, but without any changes. These will be one of the few original parts left on the tank.

The braces are some odd bits I acquired in some left over sewing parts. This was the first thing I thought of when I saw them.


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 us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

A perfect fit for those sewing bits. Don't you just love when that happens?

Remember the flattened hobbit glued to the tracks too

It really has all come together so very well. And with 5 pages to go..

 
   
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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Got to say it is looking pretty amazing. By the time you get some paint on it, this will be out of this world.




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Red Harvest wrote:A perfect fit for those sewing bits. Don't you just love when that happens?
They really were a perfect fit. The width was perfect to reach across the tracks and the thickness of the bands fit perfectly between the treads. They were only slightly imperfect in the depth, but pieces of plasticard have been added so that they do reach to the door.

I have also added rivets into the holes in the metal and that completes them nicely.

Remember the flattened hobbit glued to the tracks too


It really has all come together so very well. And with 5 pages to go..
Well, I've actually sat here looking at it and there is surprisingly little I can think needs adding now.
The second dozer needs work, but isn't really holding things up.

I'm going to leave the mini-dozers off. I just can't see a nice way to add them.

I did look for something to add as ears (just for you, Graven), but could not find anything that wouldn't look silly. I will find a way to represent them in painting.

And everything else on my list of what I thought could be added, will not fit on the tank. So will be saved for future vehicles.

Camkierhi wrote:Got to say it is looking pretty amazing. By the time you get some paint on it, this will be out of this world.
Thanks Cam. Kind words make me happy.

So, apart from the second dozer (that I will get around to when I've bought some plastic), can anyone think of anything that I've forgotten?

In other news; I've mentioned it before, but with the passing of H. R. Giger, went an artist that I greatly admired and would have even considered commissioning him for some art one day (if I happened to acquire loads of money somewhere).
I therefore decided to change my original plan for the tank-art on this tank to a homage to his work... fine.

Little did I know that the following weeks would bring the deaths of Rik Mayall (so I considered a small homage for him), then the voice of Shaggy (Casey Kasem) and the voice of Captain Scarlet (Francis Matthews) and now Nursie (Patsy Byrne)... There's just not enough room on the tank...

Big respect to them and RIP. They all added to my upbringing (for better or worse ).


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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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Really like the braces! I used those as handles, wondered where in the aether they'd emerged from. Now paint, monkey, paint! Especially ears...

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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.

 
   
Made in us
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Eastern edge

Painting fun time!

"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!



 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Graven ......seconded

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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Thanks Chaps.

I think we shall call the build done (except for the second dozer which will be done soon... ish).





List of additions and changes:
Extra armour added to the turret,
Smoke launchers added to turret,
Co-axial machine gun (counts as storm bolter) added to turret,
Radar dome added to turret,
Functioning hatches added to turret and hull,
Raised roof section (to accommodate the taller than average gunner),
Removed front rhino exhausts,
Added exhaust pipes to rear,
Scratch-built sponsons with movable guns,
Targeting cameras added to sponsons,
Small "datasafe", ejectable camera added to right sponson,
Bedroll/camo' sheet/"raw material" retrieval bags added as a roll with straps,
Storage boxes / tank phone box and vents added to sponsons,
Front facing of tank hull re-built with working hatch and spotlight "eyes",
Spare treads added to rear door,
Many rivets added or replaced,
And (nearly) two scratch-built dozer blades, complete with pistons etc...

All that surrounding all that I did on the inside.

I'm left with that feeling that something is missing, but that will show itself when I come to prime it, then I'll be happy.

There will be a brief delay as I need to decide on a paint scheme, I will finish the second dozer, I have some moulding and casting becoming imminent, I may do a commission piece to get into the swing of painting and I should rest my little finger that appears to have rsi for no apparent reason.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
Any ideas that weren't used here have been saved for future use and will not be wasted.


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 us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Can't wait for the paint You took a mediocre model and made it shine. Hell of a feat. Kudos.

 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Well done. A worthy effort and a great outcome. Look forward to seeing some paint on it as well!

 
   
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Unteroffizier






Quite a beast you've built here.
Wasn't sure if I still liked it when you started with the dozer blade (earlier stages were fine to me) but the final result turned out good again.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

It's definitely living up to your original story concept , scary beast.

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 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Fantastically monstrous! I love it (even without ears!)

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.

 
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Red Harvest wrote:Can't wait for the paint You took a mediocre model and made it shine. Hell of a feat. Kudos.
Thanks Red. Glad you think so.
Considering it was a random model I bought when I went into Hobbycraft to spend a coupon and that was the only thing (40k related) that grabbed me, it has turned into quite a major project.

Solar_lion wrote:Well done. A worthy effort and a great outcome. Look forward to seeing some paint on it as well!
Thanks Solar. Good to hear.

pfibp wrote:Quite a beast you've built here.
Wasn't sure if I still liked it when you started with the dozer blade (earlier stages were fine to me) but the final result turned out good again.
Thanks Pfibp. Glad I won you over in the end.

Theophony wrote:It's definitely living up to your original story concept , scary beast.
Thanks Theo. Good to hear that it has. Paint-job should help too.

inmygravenimage wrote:Fantastically monstrous! I love it (even without ears!)
Thanks Graven.
On the subject of ears, I'm thinking of something like I have on my A-10 model.
Vis:


And as for the paint scheme: This pattern has caught my eye.


Not necessarily the colours, just the pattern.
Still thinking though...


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 us
Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

So many possible paint schemes and camo patterns to play with!

"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!



 
   
Made in us
Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

The old battleship hull camouflage from WWI? Some interesting stuff there.

So glad you didn't get that flying landspeeder shrine of the DA then I think the only way to improve that is to run it over. Multiple times.

 
   
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shasolenzabi wrote:So many possible paint schemes and camo patterns to play with!
Indeed. Just have to narrow them down, one at a time.

Red Harvest wrote:The old battleship hull camouflage from WWI? Some interesting stuff there.
True. There is quite a few of those in my "inspiration" folder.
I want something relatively simple in design for the underlying paint scheme so that the tank-art stands out.
And I don't want the camo' if it ends up with a camo'-like scheme, to be too good. This is not a tank for hiding, this is a tank that wears war-paint... yeah, that's a good way of thinking of it... Will plug that into google...

So glad you didn't get that flying landspeeder shrine of the DA then I think the only way to improve that is to run it over. Multiple times.

Yeah, not my cup of tea that. All I see there is lazy design; take existing model, add random features, fill in holes that were there, add holes that weren't, give no thought as to how any of it works... done. No, Ta.


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 de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

oh... already ready for painting....??? er... now I am totally perplexed....

seeing this tank getting a paintjob is like seeing a good friend leave...*holds up the pint * "here´s to you"

and I second the flat hobbit detail ^^

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Excellent job doc!

Final details all look great, going to be interesting seeing this get the colour treatment.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Viktor von Domm wrote:oh... already ready for painting....??? er... now I am totally perplexed....

seeing this tank getting a paintjob is like seeing a good friend leave...*holds up the pint * "here´s to you"
The building may be (nearly, I have ordered some plasticard now ) finished, but I am almost as slow at painting as I am building, so the tank will be about for a while yet.

and I second the flat hobbit detail ^^
Aww, poor hobbits, being picked on by nasty ol' men.
Maybe I'll do something at some point to please you, while I have these hobbit models available to mould...

monkeytroll wrote:Excellent job doc!

Final details all look great, going to be interesting seeing this get the colour treatment.
Thanks MT.
I am also looking forward to seeing what colours it gets...

Now, I mentioned some fluff that I was writing for page 100. Well it ended up quite long, so I thought I'd start posting bits of it and build up to finish on page 100.
Spoiler:
The previous night had been dark, and it had been hot. The orange glow in the distance indicated that the fires were still burning in spite of the rain that had fallen for most of the day. There had been no attacks during the day-shift for the first time since the attacks began 10 days ago. Maybe they had run out of supplies, or even troops. After the fighting of the night before it would not be a surprise, but there was no way to count the enemy casualties as the bodies always disappeared before sunrise. Some people even reported that they had seen bodies disappearing as if they had been teleported away, but none had been confirmed... nothing had been confirmed, not even who the enemy was or why they were attacking.

Corporal Keveev checked the time. For the last 6 days the night-time attacks had started at any point within the next hour and a half. There didn't appear to be any pattern to it, but it always seemed as if the enemy waited until all the shifts had changed and everyone was at their most alert. It was one of a number of strange things about these attacks.



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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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

chaos strikes... no pattern... I see the pattern of a mad scientists

and I still own one of these flat goblins... only fair of one of these days a flat hobbit (almost wrote hobo ) would hit the market

   
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Beyond the Beltway

Vik, I think I may have that same goblin. It was in a pack of minis for battlefield casualties. There was a dwarf and a skaven too. Now I'll have to search around for them...

 
   
 
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