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Thanks! Sadly, there isn't any more to the army as far as actual Cryx goes than is shown a few posts back. There are some pictures of the 1 K sons side of the army on my Titan blog: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/243937.page
Bit dated now.
I'll try to do a combined picture, but I want some terrain and such to go with it. I'm thinking colorful paper fold tents, now that i'm on that kick. More like Knight's pavilions or arabic tents than army tents I've done so far. Sort of a wandering in the desert thing. Next thing I need to photograph is dread fleet - 2-3 ships and some accessories to go on that.


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And now some dread fleet - my favorite ship first - the Scabarus!





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And some more dread fleet….

I have to admit I dislike the sails on Dreadfleet models. Very hard to paint, plus they make conversions really hard. I'd likely be scratch building my own ships after buying a second dread fleet box if they were more generic. Plus, billowing white sails are important to the vision of sailing ships to me. Oh well! Great figures otherwise.

Grand Alliance





Dreadfleet:



Plus just working on clearing the paint shelf - a Rogue trader crewman with shotgun, a lizard man by an unknown company of long ago (painted mostly with washes over bare metal), star wars figure (not sure what he will wind up being, but he looks cool and 40K and I have a bunch of others like him), plus the Bloody Reaver in the background.



Some Kestrals space marines in my future:



I got the 25th anniversary figure as a gift, plus some figures from dark vengeance. Mostly Beakie, which is what I require since most of my chapter is that way.




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Bought a figure for a secret santa thing - brings me to 265 on the year. Considering getting this model for my gene stealer cult:




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A little too modern as is though - would need some conversion. Plus the usual 1/35 scale issues.


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Finished the Genestealer cult truck a while ago.



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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Rather than Dreadfleet have a look at Uncharted Seas by Spartan for extra ships.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
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I looked at them - wish they had more "vaguely historical sailing ships and galleys". Not sure about the scale either, but if Dreadfleet continues to be popular with the family, I may well score some.
   
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Well, with a car on its last legs, it looks like there won't be any major miniatures purchase in the new year. On the plus side, that makes it more likely I might actually paint every thing. Maybe. Got my toughest girls in the galaxy squad this week. Not sure if I should paint them to match my brown and tan quasi Catachan IG, or for something completely different. They are not a terrible match for catachans.
   
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Been looking at the TGG troops. I got the jailbirds troops. They are nice, but definitely not as detailed as the character models. Kind of wish I had gotten a single character in stead. They are resin or restic of some sort and are likely to be a nightmare to assemble. If I do break them up, one will probably wind up joining Khorne in company with the dark vengeance cultists, maybe two with the catachans, two with the rouge trader crew.
   
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Through a strange and complicated series of events, I have wound up spending another $5 on the Nihilac oxide I had once sworn off and wound up acquiring the plastic Plaguebearers box at a net cost of $15. $265 on the year.
   
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Got the Drop Zone Commander starter for Christmas - should be fun! I have some thoughts on the buildings which I will post at some point. In the meantime, here is Pulgax, Imperial Loader/dozer!





I am warming up to the Typhus Corrosion/Ryza rust combo.

I have been thinking about doing a civilian 40K detour, and I have a number of construction vehicles at this point. Perhaps I could do a Munitorium Labor Battalion.

Dreadfleet is nearly done. Here is the Flaming Scimitar. I disliked the original on several grounds, so I made some changes. I ditched the fire elemental, which never seems to look good, and went for a green and silver look, as well as cutting away the figure head. Not sure I did right there, but no going back now obviously. One thing that really annoys me about the Dreadfleet ships is that many of them (including the scimitar) have their spars held to the masts by ridiculously out of scale bundles of rope, essential giant knots, which is about the silliest idea possible. I find that a thin glaze of seraphim sepia over white does sails rather nicely.






   
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Spent $5 on spray paint for Drop Zone Commander. Using Valspar Chrome from Lowes. Seems to work great on Scourge. Another $5 on Blu Tack Original, which apparently is the best stuff and can be ordered only from England. $10 on the year. I am cautiously optimistic about how easy it is going to be to paint scourge after watching the tutorial video and painting a test model. Chrome spray, Nuln oil, paint eyes red and a few other details and done. Not sure if I will add the additional purple ink or stay with a 1950s Alien Chrome look.
Another $5 on Dave Graphem Models paper fold files. $15 on the year. Will probably buy drop zone commander stuff soon;
Ok, it turns out Mordheim is the big push among my friends this year. Resisted the temptation to get a whole new war band. Instead vowed to use some unpainted models I converted for a regiment of Bretonnian scoundrels. Instead I treated myself to a very evocative mordheim oop youngblood. Stupidly overpriced, $15 with shipping, $30 on the year. And where is my blu-tac?
Jan 30 - Still no blu Tac. Bought new greenstuff - $50 on the year.
Dropped $86 on the shaltari starter set (plastic), command cards, plus a walker. $136 total on the year. As expected, I like the Eden gates quite a bit.

Well, I had a total breakdown last night and went berserk in on the internet. I wanted a cheap figure or two for Insurgency Walker's upcoming 40K rpg where he wants to do a ballroom scene. I thought, hey, there are some Anima tactics figs I've always wanted and they are going to direct only and maybe out of business, so I better do that. So then I went on Ebay and found a really great deal on some other things I've always wanted. But I didn't have the anima tactics figure I wanted, so I did a search for it and found it for $5 - wow! On Blue Table painting's junk store of all places. Huh, so I looked for some more deals. Wait, $13 shipping? Must buy… …MORE stuff to justify it. Sigh. Wound up spending $60 putting me to $196 on the year. Spent another $16 on the trash bash door kickstarter. $212 on the year. Plus Nuln Oil. $216. Trying to resist the second TGG kickstarter. Really need to reign that addiction in. It was my Birthday, Dammit. Or is soon. Isn't rationalization wonderful? Anyway, the fig that spawned it is work it:


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All dread fleet ships are done, though I'm not very happy with the Sea Drake. Now doing objectives and monsters. Bought $20 of paint, at the FLGS, Bought the Axis flier for Dust and Goreshade and Deathwalker during the end of summer sale - $23, total $259.

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I took all my Drop Zone commander starter set buildings and glued down their railings (the little bit around the edge of the top of the building) and glued a piece of sprue inside them. That keeps the roof from sagging down when you put them together but still allows you to fold them up to put them away. I am very impressed with the value on DZC cardboard buildings, and also the playability. I do wish they would make battle damaged buildings, or sell the overgrown deserted ones which I think are really cool, in cardboard. The basic city is really… ….pristine. Kind of a 1950s YMCA vibe. Perhaps I will do some scatter terrain.



Also painted a scourge dropship. The painting video makes it seem like they come out a little better than they really seem to with the "just slather the ink on" technique, but I do like it. Not sure if will add the purple mottling or not.

   
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Painted the rest of the starter set scourge, at least to the "spray paint silver, wash black, paint eyes" level. Also test painted a stand of scourge infantry. I was initially extremely unenthusiastic for the infantry because of basing - I hate basing small models (my Flames of War finns are still languishing) - I never like how it looks, and I especially don't like how it looks on the table where it never matches. In drop zone commander with roofs, roads and grass it seems particularly bad. I hit upon the idea of using transparent bases. My test stand uses dividers from a little organizer box. Plastic cement and gale force nine superglue didn't work, but gorilla brand superglue did. Iid like a little clearer plastic though - this stuff was slightly opaque. Overall though I am encouraged.




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Oh, yeah, also working on the fine cast 30th anniversary miniature, a sanguinary guard, a 3D printed Tox crawler done by a friend, and a giant snail made out of shell, hot glue, and greenstuff. Because, well, because I could.

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Always a good reason that nice work on the Scourge as well

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Thanks! I saw you're using scourge as epic scale mechanicus. That is really a good call. If they ever make 28mm scourge troopers they will be near the top of my list for mechanicus thrall troops. For the mechanicus army I don't have.

Painted a few Kestral space marines. I enjoy my chapter colors, a fabulous 80s combo of teal and silver. Enjoyed the Sanguinary Guard which I have no use for at all. Might do a whole unit of them. Not sure about adding the wings though - they are cool but kind of over the top. Iit occurs to me that I like an assault marine component to my marines so perhaps some blood angels allies are in order since I think . I'm not going to shell for the codex though, so if I can't figure out the rules from army builder that's a no go.



Mordheim is the current push among a couple of my friends, and I'm hoping to get a monthly game going. I have two war bands already, but of course I want a new one. I dug out some unpainted guys from a scratch unit of Bretonnian foot troops as a start, plus some random figs:



My scourge are "Stage one" painted. Stage one is where a group of figures looks good on the table, and many of my figs don't get past it. The transparent bases worked fairly well - the feet and legs on the plastic DZC infantry are pretty strong, but I had to glue each one twice so that they had a little transparent base from the puddle of superglue that holds up much better.









   
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Yeah, so I got my Mordheim Young Blood miniature in the mail. This one:


I paid collectors cost for her, mostly because of the similarities to the "like a pudding" gal from Dragonheart:

Sadly, what you don't see from the pictures is that her arms are grossly different sizes. I'd be OK with her having the usual GW gorilla arms, but the one you can't see is tiny. Not sure if I will try to shave down the larger arm, or just go with misshapen form (she's a mutant!).

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Working on Clearing my paint shelf in order to start Mordheim. So, I got the last few Rogue Trader Crew who had been sitting on the shelf for 6 months taken care of. Then I got the rest out and based a couple and photographed them:



The Engineers, led by the highly Dubious Engineer's Mate Cargus.



Boarding Party #1, led by Lt. Nakamura Gunther. Special weapon: Pulse Rifle.



Boarding Party #2, led Lt. Barbarossa with splinter rifle and meltagun.



Specialists and allied officers on loan from Toujours L'Audace





Also on my shelf were some random bits, a plastic cow, and a cart, and if it gets on the shelf it usually gets painted. So I started working on some 40K agriculture. Always enjoyed the "low sci fi" aspect of 40K. Here we see a bondsman taking a wealthier farmer's Grox hauler out to perform the Rites of Maintaining on some Agroprocessors. In his backpack he carries the essential Hydrospanners.
   
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Finished the cow, serf, and cart. i've used plastic farm stuff in the past with some success, but in this case the paint and glue adhesion was terrible. Not sure it will be worth it in the long run since it is likely to chip like crazy, but I enjoyed doing it. I should try to remember to clear coat it when the weather is better.





   
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Maine

Nice cart!

Voxed from Salamander 84-24020
 
   
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Working on my Mordheim war band. Fairly pleased with how the "girl in the red dress", aka "Like a Pudding" came out, even though it is just a speed paint. Liking the war band so far, though I almost wish I had sprung for some new Empire figs rather than my ancient bretonian and empire plastic conversions.








   
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cornwall UK

So many different things and unusual/rare figures. I especially love the cow.

   
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Why thank you! Some day I'm going to do a whole "Civilian 40K" thing, including a dubious dark future gothic farm. I think that will be fun. Pretty scary and very "dune the movie house Harkonen" I expect.

In the meantime, for Drop Zone Commander I have finished an Eden. My wife calls it the "Southwest Jewelry Army", but I really like it.



My favorite DzC model so far.

Also did the Limited edition banner from the 25 anniversary model.



I do love me a good base/objective marker.


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Scrounged for bits (without having to go out in the cold workshop) and found enough to make 3 steward servitors and start on a sister Familious in a wheelchair.



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Cast of Characters for the ballroom Scene in a 40K RPG episode



Sister Famulous and Retinue:



Some random imperial nobles with musicians and a sister hospitlar in the background



Visiting couple from Oyashima-Nihon






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Not bad for a random ransacking of one's collection, IMHO, though it does point out my lack of civilian figures.

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Shaltari are done and speed painted a razorback for a friend.



Basing on the infantry is blu tac temporary since I'm not sure if I want to try to do transparent basing or something else.

I like the size of a DZC army - this is enough for a good game.

   
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Here are two additions to my Genestealer Cult - a hybrid based on a Martian Greenman by Tinman miniatures and the Toughest Girls in the Galaxy "Dark Mother".



Next up I'm working on my sort of Crazed Egyptian Undead Surgeon Chaos type models - my Tzeetch/Cryx combination figs.


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Hmm - that picture is one of the few cases where the photo looks better than the original figures.


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With the camera/lighting combination working out so well here are a few more I've painted over the spring -



Tin Man mars stuff, plus a Reaper bones fig. And yes, those are cans of delicious COLT 45 on his base. My main complaint about Tin man is that some of the figures don't scale well with others of the same range. I've had a tough time getting a good prime and mold line cleanup on bones. This one the primer wouldn't dry for days and went on a bit heavy.


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Here's a better Valkyrie pic too. I kind of want to do at least a small army based on them and the shadow forge marines (that's the one in front), but it is a bit of a stretch.

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Bought a 50% interest in an Ork codex and pledged $25 on the reaper bones kickestarter which should cover the victoria Gun. That puts me at about $276 for the year.


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Kind of want an Ork mek gun for the crew.

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Am subscribing in the hopes that I get to see more civilian 40k stuff.

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need to reign that addiction in. It was my Birthday, Dammit. Or is soon. Isn't rationalization wonderful? Anyway, the fig that spawned


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All dread fleet ships are done, though I'm not very happy with the Sea Drake. Now doing objectives and monsters.


Beautiful model.

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Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
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I've been working on the Orks, but I do plan to do more civilian stuff eventually.
   
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Hasn't been a real productive summer, but I do have some photography to catch up on.
   
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So, here's what I have to show for the summer -

Corrupted Wraithlord:



Khorne Ork Warboss







Worker Grots



I like the gretchen ammo type grots quite a bit. I'd like to do more. I might get an Ork Mek Gun in large part for the crew (the gun itself is lackluster). I think I'd also like to do some grots based on Night goblins. They'd be a comparatively wealthy mob of squig hunters and fungus tenders. I'd do a few as archers, but give them a reel of wire on their backs connected to the arrows - the idea being that they harpoon shy squigs and drag them in, some with signs to advertise the goods, some with catching poles, etc. I'd mix in gnoblars too. Someday I want to do an Ork town, with the Gorka Morka type emphasis on industry and a (semi) functional ork society. If I ever start that up I'll do a new blog for it though.

General Grots:





Burna Boyz WIP - I like that I have four generations of Orks there - a pretty early GW mad boy, a gorka Morka era Mek, a 3rd ed burna and one of the up to date ones. I like the older orks best, but I appreciate all of them.

I'm kind of on a snakebite kick. I think I'm going to paint my snakebite mob next, then do a couple of vehicles for them. Most people do Squiggoths for snakebites, but I think I'm going to do a sort of "house on tracks" and a werdboy tower like this one:

   
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Burna Boyz iz done:
   
 
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