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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

couldn´t have put it any better! now on to further shores^^

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thank you very much gentlemen!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







No, it's not the title of a new sitcom, I painted these fellas up to get my platoon up to full strength.
I found a bunch of OOP Catachans digging through the bins at GenCon.


YES! A left-handed Guardsman! Don't let the inquisition find him and his taint


And here is all that I can call "table ready"...you should see the unfinished pile!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2011/09/25 22:11:04


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

how much points are gathered there? looking good and that pirate of a catachan is super! that sword is even bigger than him... catachans are such muscled up guys^^

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







That is 2009 points (in a not-exactly legal build I know) in a painted state. I still need to decal and weather all of these tanks, plus I have to finish painting:
1 Baneblade
1 Stormhammer (superdetailed)
1 Leman Russ Exterminator (old metal weapon)
1 Leman Russ Executioner/Demolisher/Punisher (I magnetized the weapon mount)
1 Chimera
1 Salamander Scout (scratchbuilt upper hull on a Chimera )
3 scout sentinels
3 Tank Hunter sentinels
and a mob of more troops

I want all my troop units to have all the optional troops painted up so they can be fitted into any kind of list I want to play

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

I want all my troop units to have all the optional troops painted up so they can be fitted into any kind of list I want to play
that makes very good sense! not that i am fluent in any rules , as i said again and again^^ but i think this is the way to do!

also seems we see only athird of your force^^ holy gak what a backlist of things to do^^

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







10 years of collecting man! Maybe I'll be ready to actually play by the time the new edition of 40k comes out next year. Plus I have a gaggle of Cadians, OOP Valhallans, and Tallarns too that I've been picking up here and there just for the nostalgia value. I envision a Valhallan Artillery Company detachment a-la Commissar Caiphas Cain in the Salamander. Even if they might loo ka bit odd with the Catachans, all the novels talk about IG Regiments being composed of remnants of other depleted regiments and that's fluffy enough for me.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Nice stuff mate. I'd like to see more close-up pics of the more interesting guardsmen. Like, you didn't even post the CO yet. Where did you get your shotguns?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







lol, I don't really like my CO, that's why I haven't shown him off! The shotguns are a mix, mostly old Necromunda plastics, Orlocks and Goliaths specifically. I got some new clippy lights this weekend, I'll see if I can shoot some better photos tonight. I've seen some great articles on converting shotguns from Guard Flamers, but I can't seem to find them at the moment, but basically it involves cutting the flamer at the forestock and inverting it, using the flamer tubes as your barrel and magazine, then combining them with a lasrifle stock and grip. The black vet is carrying such a conversion.

I know, the one vet that looks like he is from 300, his shotgun looks more like an M79 grenade launcher, but oh well, beggers can't be choosers.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2011/09/26 19:58:42


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/349548.page
as it happens to be in this thread i think are some really good conversions shown... and by the way mine are shown too... which i am rather proud of as they look like they could pack quite a punch^^

i think that a tallarn and catachan force would be a good troop amalgam... these two forces have much in common...cadians and catachans on the other hand make catachans always look like penial troops...which would be in your case of your army be quite unfair!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thanks, subbed...And thanks for making me realize how gak-awful my photos are..ugh..please, let me work on this...ugh..so sorry

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

And thanks for making me realize how gak-awful my photos are
why so??? seen lots of worse here... ????

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Apparently, I need some serious practice with this camera.....but they still look like crap to me..Perhaps it is my paintjob..I dunno
The Vets

the kitbashed shotgun I was rambling about earlier.

a kitbashed melta (pipe gubbinz from manufactorum kit)









"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i think your conversions are very good and i am very much jelous of some ideas you have done. i think some of these i have to nick^^
the melta conversion, secon pic, looks extremly steampunk in my opinion...also i like the idea of that underslung talon grenade launcher! that is quite a nice idea especially to a catachan army as i picture them as some nam army and this fits in so many ways!
as for your pictures... i think there is a photograhpic titorial of great helping here... mom...
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/317430.page

this should greatly help you imrove your pics... and my two cents:
don´t go too near, zoom in instead... some focus related problem then wont happen, and also your lens wont be darkened by shadows from the mini... i think the running vet shows that problem a bit...

also i think taking daylight pics whenever possible is the way to go as this produces the best results... using artificial lights always produce somewhat fishy colors and thus loos like you ruined your work...which is in fact definatly not the way it is! fact, period!^^

vik

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut








an all-around multipurpose badass

The CO

The mustachioed standard bearer

Rugburn

I guess I never finished her eyes WTF?


Commissar Decker

Gunny Harker

They look better on the table than they do up close....I think so anyways.


They will just die by the handful anyways...lol

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

that standard bearer looks somehow french to me^^

the heavy flamer in the group shot looks almost like leatherface... intended?^^

feamle catachans are selling for handsome money at ebay you know that?...only telling...^^

that gunny i like!

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







HAHAHA! How else do you think I got this outrageous accent?
not intended, but lolz now that you mention it!
Oh really?..hmm..I never liked her that much...better off taking the dremel wire wheel to her?
Thanks, he was a lot of fun to paint, all that rip to play with highlights.


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Moar of the Gunny


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The "OLD" one-man heavy bolter.


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And some very WIP Armor (Fresh from the Adeptus Mechanicus Showroom...)
Weathering will follow, I promise, someday, maybe




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"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i like your camo style... would mean much in actual combat but it looks very stylish! is the onehanded bolter guy allowed anymore? would guess not...as for the femme...i would of course keep her^^ muawwahhhaaa^^ no seriously she is a nice addition and i would love to have one day more of females in my army... well never say never^^


   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thanks, I'm not sure I really like the camo, but I am now committed to it, so I'll just need to keep painting tanks that way. I am really hoping that the weathering (and yes I intend to use the powders as well as oil paints (like on the Marauder Destroyer). If I do it right, the camo pattern shouldn't be too overpowering...Still, it is a bit scary to ruin the showroom finish.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

don´t be too modest about the camo scheme, i like it very much! in fact you tried a lighter one most peeps use darker versions... yours is a very set apart theme and thus original!

when i see your pointing commander in the tank... i remember the colonel from apocalypse now... i think one day you have to model him with his cav hat and all his glory^^

   
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Mounted Kroot Tracker






seconded. that looks AWESOME man! did you use weathering powders at all?


if youre interested...
www.rivetzone.com
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Longtime Dakkanaut





The Marauder look 100% better weathered. How are you going to mount that beast though?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







No, I just got the weathering powders , have never used them before. The Marauder Destroyer was my first time using oil paints (el-cheapo burnt umber and black) but that was it! I still have no idea how to mount it, it came with the oval base and clear plastic stand from the Valkryie kit, but that isnt strong enough to support the sheer heft of that girl...She is corn-fed for sure! I've seen people use acrylic rods, but I have never seen them in a store...then there is the gutwrenching task of drilling into the finished bodywork at the right spot for best balance....oof

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

maybe a big scenic base with a giant smoke colon to obscure the rod? seen iton some valks and stormraven done...

drilling in that belly ...that would hurt just by looking at this process...;(



   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Viktor von Domm wrote:a giant smoke colon to obscure the rod





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Also, really nice guard! Really love the characterisation of the newer catachans with the different parts and heads. I've also got a soft spot for the older metal models, so kudos on them too. Ace!

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i swear to all the gods that would listen i menat to write column....omg...

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Hahaha, I figured as much! Just combined with this bit:

Viktor von Domm wrote:drilling in that belly


It was waaaay too good to miss

Dregs and strays - A post-apocalyptic character blog. Updated on occasion!  
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

absolutly... and it gave my face a crimson shade that is seldom seen behind a monitor^^

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Smoking colon! I get that after eating food too spicy. lol


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The WIP Stormhammer "Orkmower" (catachan)




This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2011/09/28 01:22:59


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

god damn that is a big green tank^^ would take me ages to paint that^^ will he get same camo or will you make it look a bit different...after all it is a special item...

   
 
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