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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







This is pure gold. Love the guy looking out with just his eyes and nose showing.
   
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

This mud is beautiful. I love the guy all peeking out, checkin' how things are going

realism is a lie
 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Great work Pomander Cask.

Exalted.

Cheers,

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted 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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Longtime Dakkanaut






This is a great new project, saw the Melta guy this morning on Insta, this will be an amazing army with your conversion and painting skills!
   
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Resentful Grot With a Plan






Thanks for the kind words! I'm glad you appreciate Ol' Basil. It's a happy thought, Pyroalchi, that they installed the smoke launchers on their own. Maybe they didn't like the instruction manual and relied on instinct instead. Also, Mcmattila: I'm very much looking forward to Mud-inspired Astra Rodentia. Rats are essential in any feudal setting!

As a continuation of the first post...The change came with Governor Putney. Once a little-known member of the lower gentry, Putney left Mud under mysterious circumstances, returning years later with a letter declaring his immediate succession as planetary governor. Following the Defenestration of Mud (the old governor did not comply), he initiated an expeditious modernisation process called the Honourable Restoration.

There is more to tell about Putney, of course, but I have other Mud-related content for you.

Retired clergyman Michael ’Fragger’ Tuck is a well-known figure in the company, feared and revered by his fellow soldiers. Stories say that he once swallowed an entire grenade - something he has not denied - and and some of the younger soldiers try to stay away from him when shots are fired, fearing he might explode. Still Tuck usually manages on his own.



Sir Maurice Bouefort was filthy rich once, ruling a vast estate of fertile farmland that he inherited from his consumptive father. The men of the Honourable Restoration care little for inherited privilege, however, and one day Bouefort was forced out of his family residence by a company from the New Army, who claimed to be acting on the Governor’s orders. He considered resisting them, which would have been glorious of course, but then he didn’t want the old castle to be levelled by artillery fire. Now Bouefort has adapted to the situation, and taken the role of an elite soldier in the company. Soldiers from the local area still call him ’Sir’ and help him take care of his equipment.




As you can see, I added an empire knight head and made a few minor alterations, including a small shield made of sprue plastic. Being a former knight, he still carries his old helmet and coat of arms. There will be other knight-scions with different colours.



Finally, there is a themed objective marker!

The Chainsword in the Stone is a well-known feature of the local landscape, a mysterious reminder of times past. It has stood there for centuries, right in the middle of a field, untouched by weather and war - not entirely untouched perhaps, but less corroded than you would expect. The locals say that whoever pulls it out will become king of Mud.



I used a skull, a pair of gloves and a chainsword from the scion box, otherwise this was happy crafting. The stone was made of sprue parts and milliput. I made it rather round first, and then stabbed it with various odd-shaped things like a sanded base. The anvil was made of cut-out old movement trays, in three layers. Sanding it to proper shape was arguably the most time-consuming part of the process. Both the stone and the anvil was textured a bit with the Typhus Corrosion paint before drybrushing.

That was all for today, take care!

   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Wonderful additions as usual.

~5750 build and painted 
   
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

That is a most excellent hat, those kits had a lot of really fun bits in them.

The chainsword in the stone is great, and it even says Uther! Excellent work

realism is a lie
 
   
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Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Vigilus

Phenomenal stuff as always. Will there eventually be a whole squad of knight-stormtroopers?

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Pomander Cask.

Cheers,

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted 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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Nimble Pistolier





Antwerp

Sir Bouefort looks great. His face is painted wonderfully and the fluff for them is great!

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

I really like Sir Bouefort!! Such a characterful model and a cool little backstory to go with him. Same with 'Fragger’ Tuck. And the chainsword in the stone, so good

 
   
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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Absolutely phenomenal work. "Fragger" Tuck makes me laugh every time!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Last Night on Earth 
   
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Killer Klaivex







Very thematic and grimdark, something which is lacking in all too much 40k these days. Keep it up!


 
   
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Hacking Shang Jí





Calgary, Great White North

Amazing!

This is a return to original essence of 40k; the feudal masses ground into the mud in a never ending war of pointlessness.

Super happy to see this

   
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Stubborn Hammerer






What a simple but effective helm conversion! love it.
lolz chainsword in anvil

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Sword in the stone is perfect and it‘s always a joy to see you develop an army.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Chainsword in the Stone is too good. Love the disinherited Knight. Any fluff that includes a Defenestration is good by me.
   
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Resentful Grot With a Plan






Thanks a lot everyone, and sorry for the delayed post here. I've been modelling and painting diligently, and will try to update this thread accordingly. Ketara and Mastiff, I'm glad you think it's adequately grimdark, that's what I'm aiming at. I think the pointlessness of the Great War has been explored quite a lot, but the Hundred Years War...just think of that! So much mud and unnecessary suffering, our modern wars pale into insignificance. And yes, Brushcommando, the idea is to have a squad of knight-stormtroopers. They are on hold at the moment, partly because I have other storm troopers as well (who will find their way to this thread in due time).

Modernization brought sentinels, the favoured vehicle of the common folk. They walk and they destroy, in a very understandable way. Peasant children dream of one day driving one, the old ones shudder as they lumber by. For many people, sentinels are the embodiment of the modernization process, of the unstoppable change.











   
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Enginseer with a Wrench





Northumberland

These are absolutely fantastic! I'm making an admech force right now and I was planning to add some Imperial Guard in an armoured regiment. I was debating either Tallarn-esq or Feudal but seeing your stuff has definitely tipped the balance. Totally awesome and I really like the fluff you've added.

What do you use for the mud?

One and a half feet in the hobby


My Adeptus Mechanicus Painting Log:
# The Explorator Fleet of Labrunnia IX #

 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Very nice Pomander Cask.

Cheers,

CB

48 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted 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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Incorporating Wet-Blending






Great work as ever Pomander! I like the absurdity of one of them adding wooden planks to increase their protection, vs the other chap sitting out in the open. The knee shields on the second sentinel are cool, I can just imagine them flapping up and down as it clunks along the battlefield. Such great stories in all of your models

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





Edinburgh

Beautiful stuff, Pomander. I have a few men at arms bodies and kettle helmets amongst my Guard and they have lots of character. Everything here is shaping up awesome.


Ragsta

   
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

He looks like he just saw something through those binoculars that he really did not want to see. I love his beard too.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Lovely update. Really like the wooden paneling on the sentinel, and the bit of lore is really fun.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






These are fantastic. I love that in the array of "stuff" hanging off the front, there is something that could easily be mistaken for a peppermill.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






I always love to see your pics again here, after seeing them on Insta some time ago, twice the fun.

And that Sentinel pilot is just amazing, so much character, eyepatches are the best (if not worn by yourself).
   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker





Australia

Those Sentinels are amazing! Your painting and modelling skills are ace. Love all the little details, adds so much character to the models and visual interest without being cluttered. I always enjoy seeing your updates

 
   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





England

Any update on this? Love them!

See that stuff above? Completely true. All of it, every single word. Stands to reason. 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Lovely work, may loot some ideas

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
 
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