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China

 zahnib wrote:
@Minigiant I can find those riders a home if need be...


Haha well, a few other people have some, and I am genuinely excited to see what people do with them

   
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United Kingdom

zahnib Any progress on these awesome looking cavalry?

Where are the pictures if so?

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Australia

@howie unfortunately I didn't pick any up. I've already got some much in my hobby backlog and being in Aus postage is always a killer

 
   
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Update - 26/11/18
Or How I got distracted

As of my last update, my plan was to continue the long arduous process of greenstuffing, filling gaps, filing, and mold line removal. While breaking up the monotonousness of that by working on my conversions.

Unfortunately the parts required for those conversions only arrived on Saturday afternoon (24/11/18).

Eventually I couldn’t take it any more and decided to build some infantry





Description

This simple unit shows what can be achieved when not only do you supplement a kit with a 3rd parties parts but also when you combine multiple sources to create something truly unique

Heads – Puppetswar

You have already seen these heads on my cavalry. Puppetswar cast great quality pieces and I would happily recommend them to anyone. They are currently renewing some of their lines, and the line I invested in is going/gone. (Good thing I own 200 of those heads + my altered versions). The replacements can be found here.

Arms – Mad Robot Miniatures

I ran into some difficulty in getting these pieces that I didn’t foresee. They do not send worldwide so my parts had to be shipped via somewhere else. The quality of the casts are fantastic. How they are attached to some of the sprues could cause problems for inexperienced hobbyists. The rolled sleeve arms can be found here.

Legs – Victoria Miniatures

Victoria Miniatures could be argued to be the most well known 3rd party part supplier. I would like the quality to be slightly higher but the quality is certainly not bad. Their customer service is also very good. The Kilted Legs can be found here.

Torso – Mine

These Torsos are what I used on my Fen Riders. It started life as a Cadian Torso before webbing was sculpted on, and the Victoria Miniature Gas Mask blended into it.

Weapons – Forgeworld

I went through many options until I settled on what pattern lasgun to use. Catachan versions were too “heroic scale” for the rest of the miniature. Third party options didn’t fitthe feel so I eventually settled on the Forgeworld Death korps version, which can be found here (I will use their pattern weapons except for the grenade launcher).

Command Squad WIP


With the parts that have arrived, I have quickly started converting a few members of my company command. Below arepictures of the Officer and the Commissar. The Commissar will most certainly be receiving a cape, as well as a lot more greenstuff.







What are your thoughts?




I am debating as to whether the Commissar deserves a rebreather, and as I have recently been leaning in one direction, I thought I would put it out for a public opinion poll

   
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Australia

Your infantry look great! I look forward to seeing them painted!
I really like your commissar and officer as well. The gas mask does make the commissar look more menacing but he also looks fantastic without it.

 
   
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China

 zahnib wrote:
Your infantry look great! I look forward to seeing them painted!
I really like your commissar and officer as well. The gas mask does make the commissar look more menacing but he also looks fantastic without it.


Thank you. Painting is still some time off unfortunately

   
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Your Fenguard are really coming together nicely. An excellent use of 3rd party bitz to make a unique and characterful force.

I like the Commissar without a cape if i'm honest. It's rare to see a Commissar without one and I think it'd help him stand out from everyone else. I could swing either way on the rebreather. A Commissar attached to a regiment of flighty neer-do-well Drookians would need to have his face showing so they can see his stern glances and disapproving sneers. You can't see a whithering stare if it's hidden behind a mask!
He'd still have a rebeather somewhere, for when he really needs it, but I imagine it'd be tucked away on his horses saddle bags.

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China

 Snrub wrote:
Your Fenguard are really coming together nicely. An excellent use of 3rd party bitz to make a unique and characterful force.

I like the Commissar without a cape if i'm honest. It's rare to see a Commissar without one and I think it'd help him stand out from everyone else. I could swing either way on the rebreather. A Commissar attached to a regiment of flighty neer-do-well Drookians would need to have his face showing so they can see his stern glances and disapproving sneers. You can't see a whithering stare if it's hidden behind a mask!
He'd still have a rebeather somewhere, for when he really needs it, but I imagine it'd be tucked away on his horses saddle bags.


Thank you very much

As for the commissar, the best suggestion I have received is to do it the same way as the rest of them, and have it hanging from their neck. As for the cape, there is a bigger reson as to the reason why than just because other commissars have one, and that is it hides the cut I had to make to replace the torso

   
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United Kingdom

Glad to see that your getting some traction again. I keep looking to see if your blog has been updated. Really want to see all these rough riders on a board giving some Xenos hell.

The new infantry look cool. Always fun to use as many 3rd party bits as possible until you're like how much did i just spend for a 40pt troop choice.

Keep up the great work mate.

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China

 howie wrote:
Glad to see that your getting some traction again. I keep looking to see if your blog has been updated. Really want to see all these rough riders on a board giving some Xenos hell.

The new infantry look cool. Always fun to use as many 3rd party bits as possible until you're like how much did i just spend for a 40pt troop choice.

Keep up the great work mate.


You are probably not going to see anything like that for a long time. I don't play so to see any of that it will have to be a staged diorama against the Eldar Exodites I have been quietly building in the background

   
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Australia

I hope this project is still alive!

 
   
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Surbiton

They look amazing - get some paint on ‘em!
   
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China

 zahnib wrote:
I hope this project is still alive!


This project is indeed still alive, I have just been rather busy with that thing called 'Life'

 BigJim wrote:
They look amazing - get some paint on ‘em!


I really cannot wait to get to that point but, a lot more to do before I do

UPDATE TIME

It has been an awfully long time since I got back to work on this project. While I haven’t really touched a miniature in about 6 months, I have been busy with other hobby related things relating to this project that I hope to show you soon once the proverbial ball gets rolling again.

So I will start with a small update. I have finally printed off some dogs to sit among my mounted command squad.





Enjoy

   
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Fantastic, glad to see you back. Ah yes, that old thing, can be a bit of a time sink. Those dogs are looking great, what's the printer that you use??

 
   
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Houston, TX

Fantastic looking cavalry here. I really hope you get back to making some progress on this force.

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China

zahnib wrote:Fantastic, glad to see you back. Ah yes, that old thing, can be a bit of a time sink. Those dogs are looking great, what's the printer that you use??


Thank you. I do not know, I printing shop literally just opened up down the street from me I got it done there

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Fantastic looking cavalry here. I really hope you get back to making some progress on this force.


Thank you very much.

   
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Australia

Minigiant wrote:
zahnib wrote:Fantastic, glad to see you back. Ah yes, that old thing, can be a bit of a time sink. Those dogs are looking great, what's the printer that you use??

Thank you. I do not know, I printing shop literally just opened up down the street from me I got it done there


Oh right! That's handy

 
   
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China

 zahnib wrote:
Minigiant wrote:
zahnib wrote:Fantastic, glad to see you back. Ah yes, that old thing, can be a bit of a time sink. Those dogs are looking great, what's the printer that you use??

Thank you. I do not know, I printing shop literally just opened up down the street from me I got it done there


Oh right! That's handy


Telling me! I am just glad the owner speak a little English, my Chinese is not good enough to order this stuff in it



I have finally gotten around to converting 84% of my command squad

1.The Commissar

The commissar has had a cloak added (mainly to disguise the conversion work done in the body swap), and a fur connector to disguise the join. A servo skull has been added, as well as a stand alone rebreather, and hunting lance sheath to tie them into the squad

2. The Officer

Has a bonnet to further tie in with the Scottish routes of the regiment, a power sword, a lance and personal banner, and a few pieces of additional equipment

3. The Standard Bearer

The simplest conversion. A banner in place of the hunting lance, and a sword for combat. Added rank insignia on the left shoulder

4. The Navigator

Reading a map, and uses his binoculars. Hunting Lance is stored on the back of the horse. Rank insignia added.

5. Medic

I decided the medic would not carry a hunting lance, so instead is carrying a standard lasgun. In addition I thought they would be required to carry more equipment than the others so I added a bit more stowage to the mount, as well as added the medic symbol to the left shoulder

6. Horn blower (Vox) – WIP

See below for more information








Where can I find a Horn?

You may have noticed I didnt share any individual photo of the Horn blower, that is because I have misplaced (Ed: LOST!) the horn I was intending to use on him. I thought the horn works well with cavalry and can count as a vox-caster, as well as can be used to control the dogs.

Unfortunately I have no idea where my piece originated so I am hoping someone can offer some suggestions to a replacement. I was certain the original was an WFB Empire piece but, have trawled the GW website I have had no luck in tracking it down



   
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The command squad looks great. With all the kit-bashing and green-stuffing, you've come up with some really unique-looking models. They must be great fun to paint!

Also, about the horn: There's a trumpet/horn in the Empire/Freeguild Greatswords kit, and another one in the Pistoliers kit. Both have padded renaissance arms, but still.

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The dogs are the best, i love each and every one. Also liking the beardedness of the command squad

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United Kingdom

Glad to see you're back up and running. The dogs look cool I think I recognise them from thingiverse. Some great conversions on the command squad. Guess I'll grab some popcorn and see how this progresses.

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Pomander Cask wrote:The command squad looks great. With all the kit-bashing and green-stuffing, you've come up with some really unique-looking models. They must be great fun to paint!

Also, about the horn: There's a trumpet/horn in the Empire/Freeguild Greatswords kit, and another one in the Pistoliers kit. Both have padded renaissance arms, but still.


Thank you very much. I am really looking forward to painting them. Probably even more so once I have settled on a colour scheme

amazingturtles wrote:The dogs are the best, i love each and every one. Also liking the beardedness of the command squad


Thank you. The dogs are great, I am printing off another 3 at 85% the size. A minor detail but, I think it will look great in the long run

howie wrote:Glad to see you're back up and running. The dogs look cool I think I recognise them from thingiverse. Some great conversions on the command squad. Guess I'll grab some popcorn and see how this progresses.


They are indeed from thingiverse (Link here for anyone who is searching for it). I hope that popcorn is ready as you don't have to wait long for another image dump

UPDATE



A very kind individual close to me managed to source a few horns from the Empire/Freeguild range in just a couple of days, so I have been able to get this finished promptly.








What is next?

Next up, I am converting/scratch building a fair few to guns to count as heavy weapon teams. Taking these as inspiration






   
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Man I love this!

Also, 40k. needs more horse drawn cannons. Brilliant.

   
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I like this, even though the lack of spikes 8pointed stars or sign of khorne is missing

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Some very nice conversions coming in that lot.

I like the musician the most. Good use of the empire horn from the greatswords? The artillery idea is novel, are you going to be putting them on 60mm bases or are you not fussed about base siize?

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Aestas wrote:Man I love this!

Also, 40k. needs more horse drawn cannons. Brilliant.


I totally agree with you, funny that

Not Online!!! wrote:I like this, even though the lack of spikes 8pointed stars or sign of khorne is missing


Thank you

howie wrote:Some very nice conversions coming in that lot.

I like the musician the most. Good use of the empire horn from the greatswords? The artillery idea is novel, are you going to be putting them on 60mm bases or are you not fussed about base siize?


Good spot, the piece is from the Empire/Freeguild Greatswords.

As for the bases, I think I am going for the larger oval bases. I haven't played in a long time, and if I do, I certainly don't want to play anyone who is going to complain about base sizes

   
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It was suggested to me that my dogs were on the slightly chunky side, and after having a few days to think it over, as well as seeing someone else's work in printing them smaller. I decided to print them again, at 85% the size

People have asked where I got them from, I downloaded the file from Thingiverse, here.






   
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Houston, TX

Really cool stuff. I'm glad to see all the updates. I'm loving all of it, but the dogs with gas masks and grenades(?) are really unique.

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What an awesome project! I think the size reduction on the dogs was the right call, they got almost looked like small horses at the first size. They also seem pretty smoothly printed, or did you spend hours sanding them smoother?

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Amazing work here. How did you cast the horses? A unit of Rough Riders is the final thing I want to add to my guard collection, and I want something like the look you have got here.

   
 
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