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Tyrant of Badab






HATE Club, East London

Bosses who don't understand that things take longer to do than to say are super annoying!

Still, you are getting some lovely models painted a a decent rate, in general, and your Necromunda board to give good photo backgrounds is really coming along nicely.

Though guards may sleep and ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire.
My blog - over 30 pages of Badab War, Eldar, undead and other assorted projects 
   
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Sneaky Sniper Drone






Thanks for the kind words people,
All the time off I had and I didn't do much productive stuff, mostly sat on the PS4.

I did start on a project that I actually started around christmas:

I had a pice of foam board with the idea to make a sort of display shelf for my minis.
Basically I just got out all my plasticard scraps and just glued them to the board in a semi random, but still relatively flat fashion
There were some photos from the actual gluing stage but they were to blurry to use
I then grabbed some leftover polyfilla and made a thin mixture to spread all over the place

Once dry I went over it in sandpaper to knock off all the obvious ridges from it.
I then used some manky old PVA glue to add this manky old sand stuff I have.
I did this in two ways blobs of glue on the board and then sand on top and then just mixing sand in with the glue and sploging it everywhere.
When it was (mostly) dry I hit it with a coat of grey primer and then some red and yellow rattle cans I still had for something else completely unrelated.
I used the rattle cans lightly which gave me this lovely brownish look:

I followed this up with some dry brushes of various old paints I had lying around and dabbing what turned out to be dark green onto the places where I'd put the sand.
This didn't turn out looking good and some of it was knocked off.
So I gave it a good spray of some "Petrol Resistant Laquer" that I had only ever used once and kept for two years.
I then used this custom wash that I had made a whole pot of and used only once.
Followed by some paint I forgot I had to dab in the exposed patches, leaving me with this:

...Looks alright now...

And here it is in place with some minis for scale:


And I Now I have some where to put my vehicles, which may as well be scenery to me:

BIGGER:
Spoiler:


   
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Great shelf solution! Will you be adding LEDs for atmospheric lighting? Then again Grim Darkness and all that! Some clear plastic for the sides helps keep dust to a minimum too

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Nope, the shelves are not very nice cheap plastic things that are supposed to be temporary, but I'm not going to replace them untill i move house again.
My entire hobby space consists of two of these... Well four, but they stack...

I do have some fairy lights that I might tape to the "ceiling" though...

Dust is a regular problem for me though, my minis spend so long between layers and I forget to dust them before painting...

   
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Veteran Inquisitorial Tyranid Xenokiller





Cymru

Looking good dude, love the Escher leader

My P&M Shenanigans (40k mostly atm)

Diary of a Inquisitor (Other Sci fi in 40k fluff and Pics)
 
   
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thanks JoeRugby, I'm looking forward to more updates on your own blog, liking your BSF stuff

So was my birthday last week so my partner got me more warhammer, just took a while to arrive through the post:

They asked if I'd finished the Blackstone Fortress I got last year so I hid the "bad guys"


So knowing I labeled my blog as "Necromunda stuff" I started only the only non-necromunda thing:
Started by putting magnets wherever could to keep as much modularity as I could:


Had a fun time trying to get the dozer blade to stay on so it's magnet setup is bit of a mess.
It stays on now but barely...

Put some magnets in the turret for the radio upgrade. I put some magnets for the smoke launchers inside the back hatch.

Here he is with everything stuck on. The main gun is also magnetised and the turret has a couple of extra magnets in it originaly for the seachlight, but the field forces the turret gun slot up which makes it easy to attach the main gun.
The missile also has its own little magnet to.
Other modifations from the base chimera are a spare tank track I had in a bits box and the winged skull thats supposed to be above the drivers hatch has been replaced with an aquilla.
As for building the thing: I had head that people have had a hard time with the tracks but I found them easy.
Those lasguns on the back though where a nightmare
Due to the door parts not fitting inside the hull properly, I just glued the rear door down

By the time I had it ready for priming the weather took a turn for the worse, but there was a break:

A lot of the sanding and gap filling disappeared with the primer
Now to figure out a colour scheme enter photoshop:
(except not really photoshop, I'm cheap and use GIMP instead)


1) Is a favourite, but it seems to close to Inquisiton colours to me
2) Is based off a camo cloak I did for my sniper, It worked pretty well with my zone mortalis scenery
3) Straight off using the pattern of the fatigues of my Necromundian guard.
4) Similar to the Fatigues, but with some white edges, but it feels like somethings missing...
Maybe needs more red and spider pictures...

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Nice Birthday haul! Looks like you’ve put some effort in to getting the Chimera ready. It’s always impressive seeing how people magnetise their vehicles. FWIW, I think 4 looks the best, if you’re after adding red then maybe swap out the white?

If you’ve not done the BSF bad guys I’d highly recommend doing them, they’re great minis!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Happy belated birthday and nice new stuff. Good work on magnetizing the tank and love that you hid the baddies because they weren't painted from last year Although I can understand that. They are nice sculpts, but can be tedious towards the end, that's why I painted the last 10 models as green ghosts

For the tank scheme 4 looks cool. And I think with some decals and a bit of battle damage it should work well.
   
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Been Painting this week, lots of it but nothing finished...
Started on my platforms for the zone mortalis.

Intending to do the base colour for the metal last so I can be less fussy with the Karak Stone
Also almost finished putting the base colours on one of my floor tiles:

it's been taking a long time to finish.
Just got to fill in some thin bits with Karak. Intention is to have some lettering in the centre squares so I painted it Eshin grey so that I can darken it to black, but still have dark bits...

Started work on my chimera, gone for the white edged stripes in pic 4:


Painted the whole thing with dawnstone and started with black for the tracks.
I then used 1:1 Nuln oil and water to pick out the rivets and wash the bottom of the side skirts. I added some Wildwood contrast around some deeper panels and hatches
I also painted the bottom of the tank and underhangs with Eshin Grey and put some codex grey in some recesses.
I then gave it a pretty liberal drybrush (well not quite dry...) of Dawnstone to blend the colours back and an edge highlight of Celetia grey:

I also blocked in some colours for other things.

I decided it needs red weapons and some spider motifs. I'm also thinking red and white hazard stripes for the dozer blade. It will absolutly have at least the "Necromunda" transfer that came with it. Not sure about battle damage though as I'm going for more of a PDF than an actual regiment, I'd imagine the most it would see would be police action and there doesn't appear to be many gangers with anti-tank weapons... Yet.

And then I dropped it and snapped off two lasguns and the magnet for the missile.
Must be time for bed...

   
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Busy week at home this week, so I've been barely chipping away at the painting.
Chimera So far:

Decided on spider web motifs for it, after all the spiders rest in webs right?
The black and white stipes where surprisingly hard to do with all the panels going everywhere
Making all the weapons systems red has satisfied me and I'm really happy with how the dozer blade came out.
Really want to put the "Necromunda" decal on it, but unfortunatly, its to big for the uninterupted flat bits.
I most definatly dislike those las guns sticking out the back, I think they need updating to the more modern design...

Set myself up a little photoshoot to try and get some action shots, here what came out well:



I'm looking forward to 12 hour night shifts at work next week, so thinking of sneaking some hobby stuff in, maybe I'll get something done
   
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Sweet work on the chimera, the spiders web is a great addition. The Red and white dozer blade is a cool addition too. Loving the bright yellow truck the Rogue Psyker is stood on, cool atmospheric underhive pics to boot

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Gobert: Thanks, I find the little photoshoots help motivate me and tell a story, even if I'm not entirely sure what it is

Anyways, started doing some making and dug up my goliath guardsman, Gourd:

Got some green stuff on him to bulk out his abdomen and get some chest plates on, his back also got a rework.


I primed him to check for defects and started adding equipment to him.
When I was done I realised I hadn't sculpted the armour for his boots, whoops.

I also started on the grim task of sorting and putting together my regular guardsmen, these guys have been snapped apart, stripped, used in conversions, snapped apart again... So putting them back together was tricky, but I should have enough bits for a total of twenty guys with lasguns.

And some heads I've had for a while and cleaned up while I had green stuff out for Gourd:

The one on the left is gonna be Gourds new face, the rest are spare Escher faces that have been cut to fit over gouged out Cadian faces.

I painted my Imperial Fists to a state I'm happy with:

I have since put them on Necromunda style bases and am thinking about putting some markings on their pauldrons, most likely tactical arrows. They all have a Red and black checked plate on them with white N on it to signifiy their allegiance to the planet of Necromunda.
I don't have names for them all yet, except Brother Leon with the big plasma gun.

And lastly I started blocking out colours on this lady, forgot her name:

She's from the rouge trader kill team, and I do already have some Voidsmen painted, but I also want to use her for my N8th, so I'm going for a style the fits between.
Some parts I've started with the same base colour, but I intend to go differant directions with them.
The cloth metal and leather are getting a nuln oil wash, the armour is getting a flesh wash and the skin will be highlighted with Mournfang.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Action shots look cool and love the IF, very nice yellow!
   
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Got started putting together an Ambot:


Those are just the spare bits... gonna have to do sothing with those legs later.

Heres the actual ambot I'm working on:

lots of little details on this model, another dakka user, Graphite, recomended keeping the head, arms and legs for painting, which was good advice it seems
I've decided to go for an Escher scheme for this one, gonna go for grey and yellow armour plates and look though my bits box for some themed greebles.
Metal is Dryad bark with Leadbelcher drybrush, gives me a nice used metal that doesn't look rusty as I would imagine a machine like this is expensive and thus well maintained.

Put some shade on the rogue trader medic:

Apparently she's called Rejuvenat Adept Sanistasia Minst. I guess I'll call her Mint for short...
Then went out with smallest child and pulled a muscle.
Not painfull, but too distracting to paint during my biggest painting window of the week.
Yay.
   
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Using the intended GW names is futile, calling her Mint will definitely suffice
Ambot is coming along nicely.
   
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Viterbi: Yeah, especialy as they are often fimilar words that have been rejigged like her (S)Anastasia forename (which, fittingly, is linked to ressurection). Also as I've not painted her as the the canon character, it makes sense to have my own name.

Speaking of the Ambot though, I'm struggling to continue painting it...
I feel like it needs something else colourwise to the point where I'm tempted to give it thigh high leather boots.

For the meantime though, I started catching up on terrain:


The Pillars are about done, but not their top pieces, and they match up with my test peice
I've made progress on the wall bits that I have, put all the base colours ready for a wash, but forgot/didn't bother to take photos.
The second floor tile just needs stippling some Karak Stone on it and some large alphanumerics to go in the centre grey tiles.

I got to a place where I was happy with Mint, but:

When I compared her to the other Starstriders I'd painted I realised her armour looked quite dirty in comparision.
Not good for a healthcare professional.
It's not very clear on the photos, but there is a lot of contrast between the Celestria Grey and the white, so I decided I wasn't as happy with it on the Voidsmen either.
I had picked up that white Contrast a while ago so I thought now would be a good time to give it a go:

Guy on the left just had a couple of layers of white before the contrast and the Right guy had some Celestria Grey to see how that looked.
And then I got distracted and replaced the lasgun from one of the Voidsmen with a shotgun from a differant Voidsman:

He's had a little bit of greenstuff to fix some bits since this photo. I have a few Voidsmen doubles so have been doing some conversions on the spares, the donor for the shotgun now has a chainsword and a feathered hat.

Anyway, I'm happy with her now:

Untill I saw this photo that is, I think I need another hightlight for her face...

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Loving the white armour on your Rogue Trader retinue, very bling and fitting!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Gobert: Me to, gonna have to update my Voidsmens armour

Not much of an update today, been mostly distracted by other hobbies:
While looking for bits I found some polystyrene half spheres that I've been after for years to make Tau terrain with:

Put in some Crisis Suits for scale, they're not actually based with (fake)fur, it's just my bed (AKA my other workspace) is covered in stuff.

Did some base colours on my shotgun toting Voidsman and his contrast layer and started on my guy with a minigun.

Also did a skin highlight for Mint, mixing in some pink to the brown:
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Been working on my Zone Mortalis walls this weekend finialy got them up a "finished" point:

The floor tile is almost finished as well, spent a while stippling it, just got to get some splatters on it and I'm thinking of using the tank decals for the centre grey squares.
At somepoint I started adding spots of Leadbelcher with Gulliman Flesh contrast to the dents in the metal work and Agrax Earthshade to the dents in the concrete... So for consistencies sake I had to go back and apply it to my already "complete" Pillars

Also got my Ambot to a point where I'm pretty happy with it:


I went with Escher colours and added a few appropriate bits to it.
Somehow I managed to mess up gluing its left arm on and because I used a plastic sprue slurry I can't take it off and reposition it.
I haven't quite sold my self on the orange yet though.

And an action shot:
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great update, everything looks so cool and I love the action shot. "Ok boys, we jump out in 3, 2..."
   
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Charging Dragon Prince






Loving the action shots, the scenery really adds to the well painted minis. Ambot is looking really cool, the chipped yellow is great. I see what you mean about the orange, it’s a bit lost with the yellow, would a pastel blue or deep pink work with your Escher colours?

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Looking good Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

44 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
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I recently started night shift so I've not had much time to hobby but I had a "day" of last night so spent it painting.
I had to move most of my stuff to the living room as my hobby space was occupied by my sleeping partner
Been working on the wall and pillar toppers for the Zone Mortalis set:

I was originaly going to paint these with the same Celestria grey I was using on the walls, but the test piece didn't feel right, so I stuck to the same black drybrushed metal the walls have.

For painting them I basically started by rougly brushing in Mournfang Brown into the centre detailing and then painting in a bit more carefully (well, not much) with some black for the outside trim.
I then drybrushed the whole lot with Leadbealcher, heavily in the centre and less so on the trim, I also picked out scratches and dents while I had the paint out..
Next I picked out all the fiddly wires with Trollslayer Orange, the lsmall pipes with Calgar blue and the large pipes with Straken Green.
And then dumped a load of Nuln Oil on everything and finished it off with a thin layer of black over the trim to take away some of the drybrushed Leadbelcher.
And the result:

With these bits done the Zone Mortalis Column and Walls set is complete, now I just need to finish the Platforms and Stairs set...

I've also spent some time painting Gourd:

I was hoping the paint job would hide the hide the sculpting I've done and it mostly does, however his boots are not great and look more like Uggs
And a pic a little later on to show of his pose and scale:

I think the HB works to draw attention away from his feet and the fact that he hasn't got the tags on his pockets.
Still got to paint his face and some more detail bits.

And some responses, I'm never sure where to put then (or how) so they're going at the end of my post now:

Viterbi: Thanks, lets hope their plan goes well

Gobert: The only other colour I used on the eschers was some green hair and gems, so I might give that a go

Captin Brown: Thank you
   
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Lifes taken a turn for the worse at the moment, stopping me from enjoying any hobby time.
I did manage to sneak some minis into work to paint during my break time though:


Repainted the orange decor on my ambot to green, a bit more contrast helps I think

Got some work done on my N 8th, now I finaly have a regular guy with a lasgun


I started putting base layers on one of the Blackstone Fortress Beastmen:

But I was discouraged by the amount of gap filling I'm going to have to do on his buddies

And lastly I've finished off Gourd:


I'm kinda dissapointed with how the sculpt came out, the paint job helps alot...
   
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The new green on the ambot looks really good, definitely an improvement. The BSF minis are cool, but quite a few benefit from a bit of GS. Gourd looks pretty good, though for my money his helmet and shoulder pads seem a little on the small side compared to his body.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Stalwart Tribune





Northumberland

Love the painting you've done, I really like those models. I might have to pick up the Blackstone Fortress stuff.

Can you tell me how big those ambots are? I want to use them for some ad mech conversions.

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
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gobert wrote:The new green on the ambot looks really good, definitely an improvement. The BSF minis are cool, but quite a few benefit from a bit of GS. Gourd looks pretty good, though for my money his helmet and shoulder pads seem a little on the small side compared to his body.

I see what you mean about the head and shoulder pads, but the Goliath heads are pretty much the same size as guardsmen heads so I'm not to worried about that.
I personally like that the shoulder pads are too small, makes his arms look BIG. Also, the Adeptus Administratum are already annoyed at having to issue a 7XL breastplate, he can have the same pouldrons as everyone else...

Olthannon wrote:Love the painting you've done, I really like those models. I might have to pick up the Blackstone Fortress stuff.

Can you tell me how big those ambots are? I want to use them for some ad mech conversions.

The ambots are just shy of 5cm or 2 inches.
Neatly, each sprue has two sets of legs and the stubber servitor for the Skitarii dunerider fits quite well on them:

   
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London

Necromunda work is looking fantastic - good idea for the extra legs, which I must say are a nice departure from the general trend in modern GW kits to not give you substantive spare bits.

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Well the last month of work for me has been utter
Been too stressed out and worried to get much done.
End result is I work for a new company, it's the same as my old job but with better pay.
But now thats happened I'm starting to get into the swing of things
I got some Voidsmen armour updated to the new white contrast style:

I decided that the stock of my shotgun conversion looked wonky and didn't fit with the rest of the models, so I got rid of it.

Next up, the Blackstone Fortress beastman:

I decided to give him some Necromundian guard trousers as it would be highly likely that the cultist would be pilfering issue gear.

Next Up aI started on fixing a crane platform that I'd made.
I disagreed with the galvanic servohauler crane being so low to the floor so I had made a plaform out of old necromunda bulkheads toraise it up a bit and give a sort of crane on rails vibe to it, Unfortunatly it got droped and broke so time to fix:

The pieces used. The struts are 5mm(ish) plasticard square tubing measured and cut. The tabs have been removed from the Necromunda bulkheads for easier gluing.

This is pretty much ho I lined it up, the square rods wear a bit to long so I had to trim them to fit the inside.
I've used a glue/sprue slurry to bond and gap fill. takes longer to to dry but fills up some of the dodgy conections for a more secure bond.

The completed base of the crane, there is enough room for an armoured container to slide underneath.

The completed crane, loads more clearance for lifting. It's a lot less wobbly than it used to be. Now to just paint over the bits I've sanded back
I got all ready to paint it the same as it was when I realised that I'd run out of Mournfang Brown.
I use mournfang brown for literally everything.
Oh dear.

But luckily a flash of inspiration happened while Small was playing with my Zone Mortalis walls, just paint all the trim black!
This helps blend it with most of my Necromunda terrain and stops it being just another brown blob as well.

And while I was on the terraim binge, I painted up some crates:

These guys where arranged the same as the Kill Team Arena box piles are supposed to be, just because it have loads of individual crates and that is actually a pain.
Glue/sprue slurry is my friend here again as I can use it to fill somne of the gaps between the crates to make a stronger bond

I also painted up one of the Zone Mortalis lifts but i got more interested in photgraphing the model on it than it:



Anyways, Christmas happened yesterday:

I'm excited for the escher box set as it contains (mutant) kitties!
Going to have to paint one the same as my cat... And maybe name them after the nicknames I call her...
For now it'll have to go on the pile of birthday pressies I still haven't started...

   
 
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