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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal


Here are some more.

This one is my baby. I wanted to give my SkyNetMountain (I need a better name) a nice ED-209-looking mofo to let everyone know gak just got serious. He still needs some tewaks and some gaps hidden, but he's 95% there. What do you think?





This next one is a scout walker for my Shock Troops. For the first Robogear walker I converted, I swapped out the whole upper body and arms, along with the head. Too much work! From now on, they just get head swaps.



First, my lazy Commisar conversion--a Dreamforge head on a Bones body. Then I modified some WGF ladies because who really needs three of the same pose per box. Yes the little girl has a scouter and a blaster, the older lady has a ray-gun, and the cowgirl has claws, bub.








They look good, but I like the Gun Tractors a whole lot more. I want the Gun Tractors just as they are. If I do end up doing a Johnny 5, I'll probably end up using a spare one of those, a spare PDC track (are they still around?) or a tiny little tank chassis.

   
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Illinois

Cool little ships. I've already said how much I like the deadzone stuff but the ships for your drone army are pretty neat too.

I like the MALP, he's got an extra big claw but I think it's a close enough representation that I would have guessed that was his purpose if you hadn't said what it was.

The gun on the first dude does look pretty big for a swivel, but his missiles look pretty big too so maybe they're just over-gunning them.

Neat blog.


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Oh even more too!

The first walker is pretty awesome, it looks a bit awkward but in a lean deadly way, kind of like ED209 did (though that was probably just bad CGI at the time).

The second one doesn't look as cool as the first but how could it right? Still looks a lot more reasonable than sending dudes rolling around on giant armored bikes, and pretty cool besides.

Heh, clawgirl is pretty amusing for some reason, the rest make more sense honestly but she's so out there it works

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I love that heavily armed flying attack drone - sweet!
   
Made in ca
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Bathing in elitist French expats fumes

Your mind is a beautiful thing. You seem to be able to go in 20 different directions at the same time and still stay sane. I envy you.

Now how's about you throw a coat of paint on those? I'd like to see what the girls look like painted.

 GamesWorkshop wrote:
And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids!

 
   
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Richmond, VA

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
and several pounds of Imex terrain from Judgedoug (I think)

Yup! You got it all!

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Central Cimmeria

Very cool Bob! I love drones and have a bunch of Tau drones sitting around to make a giant drone army out of. I think drones will play an increasingly important role in future battlefields, and I love the visual of seeing some enormous swarm of drones lift up over the horizon. I think I saw an anime once with some big drone swarm. The matrix also has a cool one.

You made that robogear stuff look good, but my favorite is by far the ships from the Deadzone "Not Enough Clips" set.
   
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SoCal

 GrimDork wrote:
Cool little ships. I've already said how much I like the deadzone stuff but the ships for your drone army are pretty neat too.
I like the MALP, he's got an extra big claw but I think it's a close enough representation that I would have guessed that was his purpose if you hadn't said what it was.
The gun on the first dude does look pretty big for a swivel, but his missiles look pretty big too so maybe they're just over-gunning them.

Neat blog.
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Oh even more too!
The first walker is pretty awesome, it looks a bit awkward but in a lean deadly way, kind of like ED209 did (though that was probably just bad CGI at the time).

The second one doesn't look as cool as the first but how could it right? Still looks a lot more reasonable than sending dudes rolling around on giant armored bikes, and pretty cool besides.

Heh, clawgirl is pretty amusing for some reason, the rest make more sense honestly but she's so out there it works



Thanks! It sounds like I should try harder to finish my Mantic fleet. Then on to Battlefleet Imex.

The swivel gun is much bigger than I thought it would be when I started on it. That's one reason I added more length to the drone's front. But, sure, with all the weight saved on life support and cockpit space, bigger guns make sense.
The robot walker was very much intended to look like ED 209, which is why I didn't add sensors or cameras to his face. I think he ended up looking a bit like a Zentraedi command walker, too. I'm not sure the cage on his face works, but I imagine it's a frame for armored transparisteel or something. Or force fields. Gotta love force fields.

The second one is not modified too much. I have a more heavily-modified one that I've been tinkering with for years now, but I'm not happy with it. As for clawgirl, I wanted to make some super-heroines with my spares. The other woman is supposed to be rogue in a classic Marvel "I'mma punch you" pose. She has to wear gloves because her touch is deadly, but she has to wear a strapless top and miniskirt because she's a comic book character. I had a couple of Wonder Women minis, but I can't seem to find them.



 Alpharius wrote:
I love that heavily armed flying attack drone - sweet!


Thanks! The one with the big gun under the nose? Or the one with the frickin' HUGE gun?



 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Your mind is a beautiful thing. You seem to be able to go in 20 different directions at the same time and still stay sane. I envy you.

Now how's about you throw a coat of paint on those? I'd like to see what the girls look like painted.


I don't know... I have mini ADD, where I never quite finish a project before moving on. I have to work while I'm inspired.

I'm much more of a modeller than a painter. I used to paint while my wife and nephew were painting, but she doesn't have time any more and he went away to college. And if I do paint some minis, I'll probably start with the space ships and drones. They don't require me to blend skin tones.

On the other hand, "It puts the primer on its skin or else it gets the hose again," certainly has a nice ring to it.



 judgedoug wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
and several pounds of Imex terrain from Judgedoug (I think)

Yup! You got it all!


Stay tuned and you'll get to see a lot of it in my future kitbashes,




 Gallahad wrote:
Very cool Bob! I love drones and have a bunch of Tau drones sitting around to make a giant drone army out of. I think drones will play an increasingly important role in future battlefields, and I love the visual of seeing some enormous swarm of drones lift up over the horizon. I think I saw an anime once with some big drone swarm. The matrix also has a cool one.

You made that robogear stuff look good, but my favorite is by far the ships from the Deadzone "Not Enough Clips" set.


I plan to make a lot of smaller drones, too. I might go for more of a ducted-fan look for them rather than the Tau anti-gravity look. Also, replicators spider-bots. The trick is making them look small enough to work as troops. The Matrix was a big inspiration for my "face full of lenses" approach for the flying drones.

And, yeah, I'll get to work on the Mantic ships. I just need to figure out how to finish the nacelles.

   
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Melbourne .au

Stuff looks good - are the drones to be used in 28mm scale? The mech I assume is, though you could also use either of them in 15mm etc or smaller (as bigger mechs and drones). I don't know what a MALP is (googled it - ah, some kind of Stargate thingy) I prefer the scutters.
I kinda like the body shape of the first walker but prefer the weapon mounts of the second. Maybe we need more angles?

I know it's not so much your thing and that time and setup are difficult for you atm, but paint, man, paint.

Even figuring out a colour scheme and using a spray can + washes will get them 80% done, and as we know, once something is 80% done you can take as long as you like for that last, magical 20%.


   
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SoCal

Planning my next conversions...









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The dog's nose is covering the "9,000" that's under Primarch Vegetangron there.


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 Azazelx wrote:
Stuff looks good - are the drones to be used in 28mm scale? The mech I assume is, though you could also use either of them in 15mm etc or smaller (as bigger mechs and drones). I don't know what a MALP is (googled it - ah, some kind of Stargate thingy) I prefer the scutters.
I kinda like the body shape of the first walker but prefer the weapon mounts of the second. Maybe we need more angles?

I know it's not so much your thing and that time and setup are difficult for you atm, but paint, man, paint.

Even figuring out a colour scheme and using a spray can + washes will get them 80% done, and as we know, once something is 80% done you can take as long as you like for that last, magical 20%.



Yeah, they are 'scaled' for '28mm'. Honestly, once I get them near some Mecha Front or CAV, scale will go out the window, as well as rules or anything other than making stompy robo-noises and explosions. I can get pictures from more angles. It looks like you also wanted to see closer pictures of some of the painted minis, so I'll try to get those up as well.

Painting? Noooo! Although I might take your 80% approach to heart. Spray can and washes? That is soooo my style.

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Down Under

Ok, gotta give you props man, when I saw the pics of the Blanche-trooper in the other thread it was the best thing I saw all day.

Now seeing Vegeta and Batman, well it made my week!

Glory is fleeting. Obscurity is forever.




 
   
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SoCal

Thanks! I really appreciate the kind words.

I'll probably give Vegetangron another try some day. It was almost time to go when I drew him, and it shows.

   
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Illinois

Hah those are ... unique? Kind of awesome.

Does the one have a decapitated and shrunken homer/simpsons-style head? lolz.

Seems you fancy topknots?

 
   
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Melbourne .au

Those sketches are awesome. You should do more of those. Then r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ kickstart a digital art book.

   
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Illinois

Definitely kickstart it, and make sure you have delays. Gotta ensure your fulfillment date crosses Chinese new year for sure. You should also change the materials without letting us know, maybe switch to numbered jpegs instead of a PDF

 
   
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SoCal

 GrimDork wrote:
Hah those are ... unique? Kind of awesome.

Does the one have a decapitated and shrunken homer/simpsons-style head? lolz.

Seems you fancy topknots?



Thanks!
Yes, that is a Homer Simpson head. D'oh!

And I don't personally like topknots, but I was trying to capture the flavor of grimdark, which tastes like scribbles and topknots.


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 Azazelx wrote:
Those sketches are awesome. You should do more of those. Then r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶ kickstart a digital art book.


Thanks. But I'm not sure if you're just fething with me. Kickstarter is a serious endeavor, requiring the utmost integrity and commitment. But, if you think people would pay for a pdf, and even more for a printed book plus very reasonable shipping...


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 GrimDork wrote:
Definitely kickstart it, and make sure you have delays. Gotta ensure your fulfillment date crosses Chinese new year for sure. You should also change the materials without letting us know, maybe switch to numbered jpegs instead of a PDF


You think I could get Flying Assault Butt money? Because I could really use that money.


But seriously, would anyone actually pledge for a bunch of my sketches, drawings and, stretch goals permitting, paintings?


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I don't want to give too much away for free now, but let me just say I've got some work pending on some gramdark Ice Age mammals, which I will finish just as soon as I'm happy with my Roughest Girls in the Galaxy sketches.

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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

I think people actually would. Just make sure your sense of humour is at the forefront.

KS's new policy appears to be "feth it - you're on your own!" and they no longer appear to have any kind of vetting or approval of projects at all.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973736766/the-cybermatrix-100-tu01
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1430411066/50-shades-of-vorpal
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad
https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/potato-salad-by-the-numbers


Please send me 5% of the takings, since I came up with the idea.






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Also, I see that Flying Assault Butts has now become a typical Kickstarter with no updates since April 2014 and people still waiting on theirs 13 months on.

If you start to take money for reals for this, make sure that you mention upfront that your project will likely be delayed by months, and Chinese New Year will probably have an impact, along with Christmas, New Years, Eid, Hannukah, and any other public holiday anywhere in the world.

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SoCal

 Azazelx wrote:
I think people actually would. Just make sure your sense of humour is at the forefront.

KS's new policy appears to be "feth it - you're on your own!" and they no longer appear to have any kind of vetting or approval of projects at all.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/973736766/the-cybermatrix-100-tu01
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1430411066/50-shades-of-vorpal
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/324283889/potato-salad
https://www.kickstarter.com/blog/potato-salad-by-the-numbers


Huh. Well, then, I'll just need to start looking into how much adobe charges for the software that makes pdf artbooks, and find a printer that's a bit cheaper than shutterfly. Also, need to start drawing. I don't think people will pledge so much based on concept art alone anymore.



Please send me 5% of the takings, since I came up with the idea.





Do you accept payment in unused bits?

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Illinois

Lol Cybermatrix, I only got about 10 words into the video before I had to quit...

50 shades of Vorpal though...

I could see backing you for the PDF if prices were reasonably reasonable, the lol factor is relatively high with your work which is nice

 
   
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SoCal

What's reasonable?

   
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Illinois

^I have no idea. I'm a cheapskate and don't like paying for things so other people would be much better at helping you set your prices I tend to have a blind spot for kickstarters but I'm too much of a stingy shopper to be of much help!

I will say that it seems like having a lower buy-in seems to help with the random passersby jumping onto a project, even if it's not the whole shebang, sometimes people just wanna contribute to the laugh and maybe get something out of it. Look at that potato salad thing, for instance.

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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Yeah, I definitely want to have tiers. $10 for the base pdf, maybe, with the sweet spot being $20? I had better look into the costs first.

   
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Illinois

Yeah for reals.

Kind of depends on what you'd want out of it too. Kickstarter usually isn't run to make you oodles of cash but to establish the mechanism to do so. At least for minis... I'm not as sure how it works for making print runs of stuff.

Those prices seem affordable enough if the interest is there.

 
   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

If it's a digital PDF, I'd be thinking $10-15, with higher levels being "request your own design" and "become a character" type silliness.

I know in MS Word you can simply "save as PDF", so you might want to look into that as well before paying Adobe the big bucks.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Brazil

Great stuff coming... o.O

I liked it.

One observation about the "mantic fleet" big ship: add something to the "disc" in the from of it... Right now it looks to bland, anything to add texture there will work wonders...

If my post show some BAD spelling issues, please forgive-me, english is not my natural language, and i never received formal education on it...
My take on Demiurgs (enjoy the reading):
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537654.page
Please, if you think im wrong, correct me (i will try to take it constructively). 
   
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SoCal

Hello, everyone. Haven't been doing much modelling recently due to a death in the family. I'm still pretty psyched about doing a kickstarter, but I haven't had time to do any of the research yet. I did end up doing a few more drawings while suffering from insomnia or doing laundry. But first--

 The Dwarf Wolf wrote:
Great stuff coming... o.O

I liked it.

One observation about the "mantic fleet" big ship: add something to the "disc" in the from of it... Right now it looks to bland, anything to add texture there will work wonders...


Pretty much everyone says this. I agree. The ships in my photos were not complete. I have used and will continue to use a mix of Imex and WGF bits to add finer detail to the command saucer, nacelles and other parts until the ships are done abandoned. I just haven't had a chance to work on them much because the Mantic ships live at my parents' house right now and I've been a bit preoccupied elsewhere.

Glad you liked it, though!

Now, for the other pictures. Keep in mind that these are meant to be ideas for conversions based on cheap toys my son probably won't realize are missing.



And here is a sneak peak at some early designs for KS stretch goals. I'm saving the annotations until the project goes live.



I want to put together a bunch of my monster doodles as a stretch goal or add-on. What do you think?




This one was a request from my wife. I felt kind of uncomfortable drawing it at a playground, so it is a little rushed. However, if there's one thing I've learned from Kingdom Death, it's that Kickstarter and breasts go together like... well, anything and breasts, really. NSFW!
Spoiler:


This one will never be finished now that someone asked my why the dragon is pooping.




And I can work in color, for those big, fake stretch goals that really get your attention.



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 Azazelx wrote:
If it's a digital PDF, I'd be thinking $10-15, with higher levels being "request your own design" and "become a character" type silliness.

I know in MS Word you can simply "save as PDF", so you might want to look into that as well before paying Adobe the big bucks.


Are you willing to pay an additional $20 for overseas, uh, reasons?

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Illinois

Neat stuff, the monsters are pretty cool

 
   
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SoCal

New sketches! I am still working on the Kickstarter, but I'll post a few things to keep the interest going.




   
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Illinois

Heh awesome. I like the shadow/vorlon, queue nostalgia and amusement at the same time.

Imitation cell shading... lolol.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

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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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Illinois

Oh yeah I as gonna say... wut no topknots? That must be the *super* evil faction

 
   
 
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