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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Hahah see!? They all work. That's the problem. I intend to do minimal OSL around their eyes in a light blue, so I'm not sure if I want something that compliments that glow or something a little more contrasting to really pop and make my plasma gunners really stand out, like hot pink. Decisions, decisions.

   
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Charleston, SC

 Medium of Death wrote:

Out of interest, what size/diameter of chain did you use?


Medium, it is from Galeforce Nine. It's their IRON CHAIN 1.5mm and the product number is GFS103. It's fairly easy to break apart and work with. It comes in a small spool that is about 6 feet long (or 2 meters).

Here is one source to get it from, may not be the best price though.
http://www.waylandgames.co.uk/gale-force-9/scenics/hobby-round-iron-chain-1-5mm-/prod_17534.html


Not much on the build-front. Unfortunately, I was not able to get anything of note done and I leave on a work trip tomorrow. I'll be back next week, but I assure you I'll be quick to get back in. I just got a sweet load of bits to help me round off the rest of the squad.



Thank the dark gods for more variety in my shoulder pads without having me convert a bunch of them!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Yeah, those possessed sprues are insanely helpful when converting CSM...

You could try the Raptors / Warp Talons too, they're pretty corrupted too !

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Possessed look terrible to me, imo. But, those pieces, individually, are pretty awesome, for the most part. Not crazy about the head/helmet options, with the exception of the one I snagged. The other pieces I acquired come from the mostly-god-awful WFB Forsaken kit. I already scooped up the Raptor set. The lightning claw/powerfist for my champion is from that kit. I've used a helmet somewhere too. That is a pretty useful kit for CSMs. Nice, clean molds. I wish the legs were a little bit more useful. They are pretty much all descending. A running option, like the SM Assault option would have been great.

   
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Chaumont, France

Spoiler:


Yeah, that's a Warp Talons head... Maybe I should've re-read the thread before posting

Also, agreed with you on the pose of the Raptors legs...

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My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in gb
Insect-Infested Nurgle Chaos Lord







Cheers for the chain information good sir.

Just my two cents on the raptor/warp talon legs; I'd thought they might be good as running/leaping legs if added to some creative basework... rocks... skulls that kind of idea. I don't own the kits so i've not had a try at tinkering with them yet, so this is all just based on eyeballing them on the GW site.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with those bits. Totally right about the Forsakken kit, but it seems you picked out one of the best pieces.

   
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Charleston, SC

Medium,

I haven't had the best of luck trying to work with the raptor legs. I've managed to come up with a build using one set, but I had to get pretty creative.

Sorry for the lack of updates. I was out of town for a work trip and have had several hurdles in my way between me and my workbench. I have managed to get my 8th marine put together. I've also sketched out how I want marines 9 and 10 to look and I've slowly started building them up. Still excited about this project. All the marines still have some details missing (extra chains, bits, GS work, etc.), but hopefully they'll get completed sooner rather than later. After the 10 marines are complete, I can build up their rhino. Enough rambling though. Here's a quick pic of marine #8 ready to beat someone down.



I'm off of work tomorrow, so I'm planning on getting a lot done for this squad. Marines 9 &10 will be the other plasma guy and a normal csm. Pics as progress develops. My plan is to have the ten marines built (maybe not finished) by the end of tomorrow. Here's hoping...

   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman







I'm liking the posing on these marines, and that colour scheme with your Icons for them will look really good when painted!

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

@HoeJarris: Thanks! I'm excited to get some paint on these guys, but don't want to rush anything.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Thankfully, on my day off, I was able to build the remainder of my CSM squad. I also managed to get some GS work in, but was unable to finish all of it by picture time. I still have work to do, therefore, these are still WIP pics. I wasn't able to get as far as I wanted, but was quite happy to have all these dudes built. Few more bits and GS workings and they'll be ready for paint!!!

Here they are, my full squad. Not quite finished, but really close. ALL back packs are tacked in place and will not be glued until finished. Some of them may even trade backpacks before I've settled on a final decision. The bases are also all temporary. Most, if not all, will be transferred to a different base by time of completion.

(Spoilered for pic dump)

Spoiler:






Plasma Gunner #1






Plasma Gunner #2




This guy is leaping over rubble. The cork board has been sealed in super glue, but will also get treatment to fill in all those gaps/cracks across the surface. This dude will also be pinned in place. He'll need the most work, but the least added bits and GS.


Aspiring Champion


As always, I'm very open to C&C. Let me know what you think of my builds. Next up is to finish the details on these guys and then construct their rhino. After that, this squad will be complete and ready for the painting process to begin.

Thanks for looking!

   
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Executing Exarch





Alabama

lookign good there moltar they came out nicely def digging the chains off one of the back packs that is a great idea consider that "borrowed".

they all look like they are what nightmares are made of great job.
   
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Charleston, SC

 alabamaheretic wrote:

they all look like they are what nightmares are made of great job.


That's what I like to hear!!!

Thanks, heretic. Glad you like 'em. Love those swaying chains on that guy's backpack. Conveys a lot of movement, which is what I wanted.



Side Note: Should I be calling them something other than backpacks? I'm some what surprised I don't really know another (or proper) name to call them.

   
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Executing Exarch





Alabama

/shrug they sit on the back and they are a pack...so i guess its your call...

they could be power packs but i dunno bl and gw is not to clear ont he matter so it is really up for interpretation all i do know is that they are a power supply for the armor
   
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Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





Hey Moltar , great to see some new stuff from you buddy ..congrats on the new delivery ( Baby ) as well ...

everything looks great so far , loads of potential for converting with CSM's ;-) i have always liked the head on the latest guy. so brutal.
   
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Charleston, SC

@AlabamaHeretic: Seems legit. I'll stick with how I've been referring to them.

@neil: Thanks! We're super excited about our new addition. I really like that guys helmet too. A lot of these guys have had horns, ornaments, and arrows removed from their helmets. I've seen that one shaved down without the studs and that is a good look too.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

All models are highly dynamic !

Love the :
- chains ;
- custom backpacks ;
- plasma gunner #1.

One thing that seems amiss : Model #3 (the one with the mace) - I think there should be another spike on top of the mace. Right now, it just seems unnaturally... flat ? But that may just be the perspective.

Another thing is, I thought that Daemonette arms were too small to look good on CSM, but you definitely proved that to be wrong

Keep it up mate !

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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Drew_Riggio





Sheffield

That look pretty amazing champ. Looking forward for painted versions.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

 Yggdrasil wrote:

One thing that seems amiss : Model #3 (the one with the mace) - I think there should be another spike on top of the mace. Right now, it just seems unnaturally... flat ? But that may just be the perspective.

Another thing is, I thought that Daemonette arms were too small to look good on CSM, but you definitely proved that to be wrong

Keep it up mate !


Thanks for the kind words! That mace has been throwing me off a bit as well. I got it in a bits bag and it was not attached to a sprue on that side. I haven't had a chance to look online, but it seems off to me as well....

Actually, I guess that is how it's supposed to look
http://megabitzshop.com/bilder/produkte/gross/Warhammer-Fantasy-Bitz-Warriors-of-Chaos-Mace-A.jpg

Good chance I'll change it up a bit, though.

Daemonette arms are actually perfect. Keeping the outer/upper portion of the arm armor helps. If they stick straight out from under the shoulder pad, then they do look a little scrawny.

@Whiskered: Thanks!

   
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Thanks for the link, subbed and will be following along as often as I can.

The creative vision and exceptional execution you've displayed here is par with every other effort you have shared, and the Moltar standard of excellence continues.

As far as modeling time goes, you're about to have more of it than you could possibly want. The chubby little Nurgling you and yours are about to spawn will ensure many, many sleepless nights. May as well make the most of it.




 
   
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Charleston, SC, USA

Whoa definitely subbed. These conversions are top notch, very unique and individualized. I guess that is one of their major pluses of building CSM. If these guys ever need to murder some people in the name of all that is mean spirited I have a fully painted DIY marine chapter they can take out their frustrations on. Or give em a black base and they can compete in mini hammer! Anyway I really like these conversions. Can't wait to see some paint. Will be watching closely.
   
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Charleston, SC

@Skalk: Cheers and thanks for the kind words! I guess you may have a point. I may have more hobby time that what I had previously presumed.

@Strombones: I'm a total newbie when it will come time to play, but I'm down. Minihammer may be an easier way to slip into gaming as well.


I have about half the squad completely finished and ready for paint. I've also started work on my rhino, but since it's a basic shell of a rhino, as of now, I didn't think I would share a pic. I also managed to scoop up a box of CSM Terminators. I technically have enough to make a squad of raptors, a squad of termies, and a demon prince (if I want one), but not really sure where to go after that. Gonna take it a step at a time though. Still want to finish off squad #1 and their rhino before I get anywhere else.


Thanks for looking!

   
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Charleston, SC, USA

Nobody is worse at actually playing 40k than myself.

I feel like taking things one step at a time generally yields higher quality results. Once I start getting exited about future units I go out and buy more than my time and energy will allow me to build, paint, ect.. Eventually I'll just wind up with a mass of grey plastic and think " man I don't want to have to paint all this crap". If I only have a few models on the workbench they get a lot more attention.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Well, that's why I would love to get my airbrush working and my skill with it more competent. Just to do the base colors of their power armor would save me hours and hours of painting time. But, gotta build stuff first. Damn you, GTA V for coming out now!

   
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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Williamsburg VA

Hey Moltar.

Just thought i would stop in and check out your blog. Lookin good. I really like the use of chains on a few of your models. The running mini with chains streaming out behind him is going to be fragile, but it looks awesome.

I also really like the conversion use of the blood angels assault marines. Nice use of bitz dude. I love to do conversions with loyalist bitz. They all start out as loyalists right.

My hobby blog
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/350093.page#2499452 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks for stopping by, sennacherib! I appreciate your comments. The running guy will, most certainly, be pretty fragile. I was actually just thinking about how fragile my little guys will be all together. Picturing some dude with cheetos fingers picking up my painted rhino makes me cringe. I'm also not a huge fan of varnishes, but realize they will almost be a "must" if I want to actually play with them. I remember back when I played WHFB and Necromunda how things happen and minis will tilt and fall over unexpectedly. Glad you noticed the BA legs and such. It's hard to find good legs with movement for CSMs and when I've converted them to run I can really only get one, full stride, pose. So, having some sanguinary and Death Company legs helps. Just need a little chaos tweak and they're good to go.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






The dual-edged sword of open gaming. Basking in the aura of ultimate glory when you show off your awesomely converted and lovingly painted army to an entire legion of new minions while simultaneously recoiling in horror when Recluse McNeckbeard succumbs to his 'must touch everything that isn't mine' disorder and states in the most stereotypical nerd-voice you can imagine 'you really should have used the glue I use on my models. It's way better than this stuff' as the faintest sound of breaking plastic barely escapes his grease-covered cheesy sausage nubs.



... if that didn't scare you away from FLGS gaming I don't know what ever will.


 
   
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Charleston, SC

Haha! Love it, Skalk! That's exactly the fear I have. Oh the horror!

Sounds to me like grounds for fisticuffs.

   
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Charleston, SC, USA

I'm ready for some updates on this sweet project

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Charleston, SC

Thanks strombones! I promise they are on their way! My wife and I just had a baby boy, so I'm not out of the hospital yet. I expect quite a bit of quiet time once I'm home, that should be spent mustering the powers of chaos while the wife feeds my little spawn.
I assure you this isn't over. More stuff incoming. I'm already eye balling new purchases before I finish this squad I'm currently working on. The kid should keep my spending in check though.
Thanks for stopping by and giving me a little kick. Should have some updates this week, I'm hoping.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

You need a kick ??

YOU NEEEEED A KICCKKK ?!?!?

GET TO WORK, YOU LAZY GIT !!!

Da baby kan wait !!!

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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Charleston, SC

Hahaha

"Chapter Approved!"

"Wife Dismayed!"



I do need the occasional kick in arse, though

   
 
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