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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Awesome! If you PM me your address, I'll see if I can dig em out and send them off in the next couple of days

I can't remember where I found the horse rider - I've had it for aaages! It's down as 'awesomehorse' on my computer, so maybe that's what it was originally called? I love it though! Do you know if there's a way to get it to be animated in my avatar? :/

I just painted up this sentinel ML, and I can't decide whether it needs some more detail. Maybe a different colour for the two raised sections? What do you lot reckon?



Cheers again everyone!

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
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Mysterious Techpriest







Fantastic. You may have to consider your Snake idea appropriated.

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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Greater Manchester, UK

Love the army and the dedication you have to your troopers - I wish I had the patience!

If you're still on the lookout for more conversion suggestions, I'd say check out this incredible real-life hero:
http://www.wwiihistorymagazine.com/2005/july/col-profiles.html

Although I'm not sure if bagpipes and a basket-hilted claymore suits your army's feel

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - A.E.
"And if perchance I have offended, think but this and all is mended. We'd as well be 10 minutes back in time for all the chance you'll change your mind."
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





UK

Scarper wrote:I just painted up this sentinel ML, and I can't decide whether it needs some more detail. Maybe a different colour for the two raised sections? What do you lot reckon?

i think if you paint the raised sections, it may stand out from your army a bit too much - how about the same technique you used to get the brown camo on your infantry's fatigues, but a bit larger + a bit more weathering (maybe it's the angle, but it looks kinda factory fresh to me )

looks good atm tho, so don't let my ideas ruin it...

Vlad

Lets face it, by the sounds of things some of you people couldn't complete a game of snakes and ladders without running off to the internet to whine that snakes are broken and ladders are too powerful...-Hymirl
notprop wrote:
A-P wrote: Autocannons? Phht. Footsloggers and their little toys. Tanks and battlecannons are the way to go. There are no Ork related problems that a well placed batlecannon shot won´t solve.
Pfft, Treadheads ! All the gear and no idea! You'll only end scattering and blow up a shrine to the God-Emprah!
 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Malmoe, Sweden

I would say that you could add more weathering and maybe some kill marks?

monkeytroll wrote:
In the grim darkness of the future there is only boar.

Waagh Nazdreg!
 
   
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Sharp-shooting Foundation Sheriff





Indianapolis, IN

Welcome to Dakka Scarper!

I'm definitely impressed with the effort you put into all of your models; IG armies are interesting in that putting that extra bit of time into the models really makes them stand out in a way that I don't think reposed SM's do. It's also much more rare to see the grunts given their due since you have to have soooo many of them, plus they just end up dieing very quickly!

I LOVE that "Snake" Marbo, I wouldn't mind that dude popping up and blowing something up. His appearance would just elicit a "SNNNAAAKKKEEE!!!". Personally, I think he's perfectly fine as-is and doesn't need a replacement!
   
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Freelance Soldier




Bristol, UK

Top notch stuff here. I've been umming and ahhing for a while now about IG as I still have a load of CSM to paint up. Looking at your modelling here means I'm being pushed more to grabbing myself a few IG kits and doing some bashing.

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Wow, thank you thank you thank you, you're all being way too nice I'll try out some of the weathering and stuff you've suggested here on my sent, though it might be a few days - exams tend to get in the way of things...

In place of revision, I've been putting a bit of work into some more rough riders, though I had a little bit of a disaster with a few of them. The resin they're made from is incredibly brittle, and they had a brief encounter with some stone steps courtesy of my dog Have done my best repair wise, can you see where the (multitude of) breaks were? They're both missing a front support, but I'll repair that once my plasticard tubing arrives...

This is going to be the sarge - he has a bit of a shinier paint job on his bikes than the others do...








I'd love to know what you think, I'm planning on modelling up a full unit of these if I get the time. Thanks so much for all the feedback so far!

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Cool I really like them!

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Lethal Lhamean






The army is great. Snake is great and needs no replacement. Demo charges are a cool idea.

You should call one of the dog soldiers Stylish Fred (is my gamer tag) and have him doing something vain.. haha.

Anyways great stuff. I love the down but not out theme.
   
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Fighting alongside O'shovah in the ongoing crusade against the Green Skins

Very creative nice job

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Thanks a lot guys! Just received a box of Valhallans and a few Tallarns that should fit in really nicely with the raggedy look, as well some escher gangers to decapitate for female heads - thank god for eBay

Updates hopefully tomorrow, after my exam. Wish me luck!

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman






Good luck on that test, anxiously awaiting some new developments from you man.
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick





Mah Hizzy

Make sure you have a guardsmen named Private Malarky. lol Anyway good stuff man.

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Long-Range Ultramarine Land Speeder Pilot






West Virginia

I love your stuff! alot of it looks ace, the only think I'm not crazy about is that first rought rider with the lance. Just looks kinda funny is all.

I love your snake in a box though

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Longtime Dakkanaut





love the dirt bikes, make a whole squad no doubts

Fun and Fluff for the Win! 
   
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Been Around the Block





Edinburgh, Scotland

Love the lot of them, great posing,nice paint jobs. like the bikes, but the characters are fantastic, you've totally got the feel right for the fluff.
get some more pics up!

I want to see a sniper!

love the kneeling wind swept dude.very nice

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Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM






In the Wasteland

wow great work



 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Thanks again everyone, way more response than I expected, as ever

Lasfiredoesn'thurt wrote:Good luck on that test, anxiously awaiting some new developments from you man.

Cheers! It went pretty well actually, and I've got some results back now too! Should have a bit more time for painting now I'm at the start of a new rotation, anyway...

brother_zach wrote:I love your stuff! alot of it looks ace, the only think I'm not crazy about is that first rought rider with the lance. Just looks kinda funny is all.

I love your snake in a box though

Thank you! The first rider was a bit or a test model, and he's actually kind of out of proportion (his arms are almost as long as his legs! ). Still, I put in some work, so I figured I'd keep him in, and hopefully it won't be so noticeable once I paint up a few more. I know to lean the body part forward now, anyway!

Bit of a rubbish update, but this is a scavenged model I've repainted and remodelled a little after I dropped missile launchers from my army list.





Sorry he's got no hellgun, Lasfiredoesn'thurt, but there's none in my list! Next up is some green stuff work I'm doing, hopefully in the next few days.

Would love to hear what you think, and thanks again for all the input so far

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman






Hey dude! No worries about the hellgun haha, besides he probably junked it for spare parts =p

I'm honored to have a soldier i created in your army!

-Lasfire


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Yellin' Yoof





Australia

Thats kerrr

   
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Slaanesh Chosen Marine Riding a Fiend






Sale, Manchester, England

that's real nice

DC

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Thanks a lot, LFDH and Deadly Chicken! And thank you maybe Lewismio? I'm not really sure whether that was a compliment or criticism

Here's the first of my Valhallans - I'm trying to keep them cohesive with everyone else, and still keep the scavenger kind of feel. It looks loads better outside of the photos, but I think you get the idea






What do you reckon? Cheers!
Scarp

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Infiltrating Oniwaban






I do like how you're using a similar paint scheme to tie together a really eclectic group of models. It works, and allows one to relax and enjoy the details of the army. (like the gauges on the back of the fuel canisters- nice work there!)

Infinity: Way, way better than 40K and more affordable to boot!

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Thanks so much Savnock, I really appreciate that
Do you think the Valhallans fit in then? I was worried they'd have too much gear, but I thought with the "wasteland" kind of theme you'd get some pretty cold nights to go with hot days


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Renegade Kan Killin Orks





San Francisco, CA

Those two guys are great. I've always liked the Valhallans, got a thing for military coats.

   
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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation







That's one fierce sentinel

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Cheers guys!

Sorry for the delay on this - work got in the way of stuff a little bit

Finn, below, was a test model - I was trying to clip the head off an Escher ganger to make a female guardsman, but ended up failing miserably and completely mashing her face. A bit of clumsy GS work later, I think I fixed it ok, anyway In terms of painting, I've been working on improving my battle damage - what do you reckon?

(The lighting on these is pretty terrible - she looks better in real life, honest!)






Last but not least, here's a teaser shot of a WIP sergeant I've been making whilst learning some more about green stuff:



Thanks so much for all your input so far, and I'd love to hear any feedback, good or bad


BONUS EDIT -

Just an idea I had, and will stop if you don't like it I'm going to try writing a sort of microfluff story for each guardsman I paint, as a way of getting some background to my army out without a big boring chunk of text. I'm not exactly a proficient writer, but this is the first one I just knocked up in 15 minutes or so. It's about Finn (above!). Let me know if you like the idea, and I'll do a little more

"Finn eyed the hatch carefully, considered hiding spots around it. The threadbare rug still covering the thing had only been slightly askew, probably knocked aside by a jackal rather than left intentionally exposed. Not enough was showing for an ambush - it was too subtle. She looked to Loki beside her, sniffing the air. She didn’t seem phased, and as far as Finn was concerned, that meant she needn’t be either. Drawing her blade, she inched towards the trapdoor.

With a little effort, the hatch came free, a thick layer of dust clouding up with it. If anyone was down there, they hadn’t left in a while. She laid the hatch silently beside her, cursing under her breath again the rat bastard who‘d stolen her gas mask - could never trust the dust on Caitiff anymore. Took real scum to steal from the Remnant’s barracks - they were all in the same state, and were supposed to be in it together. Pulling her mask tighter, she stepped gingerly into the hole, her bionic instantly adjusting to the darkness. The room was empty - an old basement with a bedroll, assorted trash, and a corpse.

This one was fresher than the rest, the flesh clinging to the bones less leathery, and the stench of death still permeating his shelter. Glancing at his desiccated face, Finn put him at 17, maybe 18 - just a child when the war started. Poor kid had probably gone to starvation - Emperor knew, everyone else had. He’d set himself up a nice little bunker though, before he’d gone, and judging by the empty food cans scattered around, he’d managed to stay safe here for a while.

She was always equal parts awed and terrified by those who survived alone in the wasteland - what with the bandits, murderers and crazies, local wildlife and a landscape picked clean, it was a feat of endurance; but one that took its toll on sanity. It had been years since she’d met a waster who hadn’t attacked her on sight. Still, Ridgeway took in new recruits occasionally, so maybe she just had bad luck. Muttering a quick prayer for the boy’s ghost, she went through his things.

Boots - worn through to the sole, but still good for repairs. Dragging them off his skeletal feet, she placed them in her pack. His clothes were rags, nothing useful, but in his belt she found a worn auto pistol; empty and eroded, but good for parts. The rest of his things were useless - charms and talismans, a few sentimental items. She left the hatch the way she’d came, patting Loki as she guarded the door. She replaced the lid across the hatch, marked it in red with a crude depiction of a jackal, and stepped out the door. One more room searched, one less place to see on the dead planet. God, she hated scavenger duty."

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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





UK

Nice, I'm enjoying the range models being brought together cohesively with your paint scheme.

The fluff is fun! it brings the models to life; plus it shows us what type of character you envisage them to be.
this plog is great, keep it up!

Vlad

Lets face it, by the sounds of things some of you people couldn't complete a game of snakes and ladders without running off to the internet to whine that snakes are broken and ladders are too powerful...-Hymirl
notprop wrote:
A-P wrote: Autocannons? Phht. Footsloggers and their little toys. Tanks and battlecannons are the way to go. There are no Ork related problems that a well placed batlecannon shot won´t solve.
Pfft, Treadheads ! All the gear and no idea! You'll only end scattering and blow up a shrine to the God-Emprah!
 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Malmoe, Sweden

I like it

monkeytroll wrote:
In the grim darkness of the future there is only boar.

Waagh Nazdreg!
 
   
 
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