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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

A room full of seated people. One man stands up.
'My name's John, and I'm a modelholic...'
Guess most of us suffer from various modelling disorders, mine tend towards the 'it's almost fully undercoated..Next.' end of the ADD spectrum. A shot of my workspace to demonstrate


Having multiple projects on the go personally keeps me interested creatively, but I have started a blog on my cyborks and want to keep that pretty clean as that's a project I'd like to keep motivated on. I didn't want to start a dozen or so different blogs and update each one almost never, so figured I'd start one focusing on the chaotic stuff, and then maybe another featuring Imp stuff, and keep the orks as my main project. So here's a bunch of stuff lying about the desk - all in various states, some of the paint very old(but that's not neccesarily the worst paint-jobs), some broken over the years, some -dare I whisper it- almost finished.

Slaaneshi beastmen lost and damned. Started not long after the codex came out, and progressing err, not very quickly tbh Have a few in various stages of construction, and plans for some guys using tau legs. Was part of an overall PLAN, oh yes The idea revolved around a bio-mechanical Slaanesh demon and it's entourage and various followers. Had plans for demons made from Rackham wolfen torsos paired with ravener/red terror tails, kind of a pleasure-mech cult thing going on, and involved various units that could be used in different armies and all sorts of crazy stuff that was never gonna happen. Although obviously all those ideas are still congealing up in the brain

A test scheme for some Slannesh CSM
Which naturally is going to be out of focus on the figs with any paint on.

Renegade troopers
Meant to be multi-purpose, renegades/traitors possibly even imp, as theres more a lack of Imp iconography than overtly chaotic.

And a slavering horde of mutie scum
More of the bio-mechnical hybrid - or at least guns stuck in place of arms and gave a few figures a slaanesh feel, so it could fit with the above beastman. I have a lot of love for these guys, even if I don't show them my brushes enough.
some gibbering hordes.
and some big muties, one with gun and dodgy looking skin disease. It looks like moss, especiaslly with the skin colour, but it was meant to be scales I'd been messing with sand and flock as hair/fur and had made a patch that looked really good as scales, so instantly put it on my then latest model and hey presto...low-rent swamp-thing Oh, well.

So that's my 'current' chaotic wips, I do aim to concentrate on green-skins for now, but I will throw some love this way as and when I do something(well, I'll try to limit it to the more interesting stuff, as opposed to ' I spent a few hours staring vacantly at a box of arms before sanding down a gobbo's foot')
edited for missing pic

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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CT

The painting on them is great! But i think the renegades skin is too yellow...

Camboyaz
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6 foot underwater

Hey, thanks. But I'm not sure what you mean by too yellow, it matches my reference picture almost exactly, hang on whilst I dig it out. Ahh, here we are, yep, 'Homer and Marge - Average American Couple'
Well, when I started the first few guys way back they ended up with that yellow tint - not QUITE as bad in rl, but still yellow - and then when I started a few more, for some reason I made a few of the new guys a bit yellowy instead of re-doing the first few. No idea why. I can just put it down to chaos jaundice anyway

So, finished off a few of the muties - that's my definition of finished by the way Pics were taken pre-varnish.


Some chaos hounds (only 4 in the works for some strange reason)
Inspired by some fluff describing them as having muscles etc visible through ripped skin I promptly threw some flock onto some DE warp-hounds, job done Apart from the one whose missing a tail end, the painting and the missing hound

Just need to do a bit of tidying on test piece for Slaanesh marine
second picture auto-adjusted. Dry-brushed this one as I was thinking of a variety of armour shading - some stippled, some drybrush etc, trying to convey sense of different textures without vastly over-reaching my painting ability. (plus it was quicker ) Reasonably happy with the basic scheme, but ended up dropping the shield onto the shoulder pad after several free-hand attempts looked more like Nurgle taking the proverbial out of Slaaneshi symbols Thinking more along the lines of a warband rather than chapter, but don't like the blank shoulder pad look for these guys. May just end up messing with some decals, or may have come up with something by the time I get around to doing some more.

And finally, found this guy lurking about (excuse the 20 year old enamel paint job)
Was part of a planned undead 40k band but I only got around to making a couple, most of who got pulled apart years ago, the last surviving guy having been looted by my cyborks recently. But when I found this one it immediately jumped into position in another floating project and is now tempting me to open up another of my wip boxes

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Lol, now that's some wicked weird stuff. However, besides playing against witch hunters, what you gonna field them as, unless I overlooked something in some post or another?

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6 foot underwater

Thanks Lord Kaesar, that's the kind of compliment I like to receive They're currently based around Lost and Damned list, but to be honest I haven't really played since Rogue Trader so.... I just have this weird OCD that compels me to build legal armies rather than whatever the grud I want, c'est la vie.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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These are disturbingly good and creative. Kind of gross


If only ZUN!bar were here... 
   
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England

I LOL'ed when I say the mini with what looks like a lego camara stuck to its body as a weapon (the closest mini to the camara on the 8th pic from the bottem of your first post)

I have to say this stuff is epic! Your paintings good and your modeling skills even better, though I agree with camboyaz, the renagades skin is too yellow, but then again you could always call them the simpson guard.
   
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Sinewy Scourge






Western Australia

I love the creativity in some of your mutants. Most stick to the basic 'okay, one limb is bigger, someone else has guns molded into this flesh, ooh this one can have tentacles'. I especially like the one walking on two 'hands' with the third arm holding the chainsword coming over the back like a scorpion tail.

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6 foot underwater

Thanks guys!

Samus - Thank you, as i said to Lord Kaesar that's pretty much the response I'd like

wizard12 - not sure I'd class it as epic but thank you, I'll certainly take the compliment Yeah, I'm resigned to them having yellow skin as I mentioned earlier, but as more guys get added I'll move away from the simpson look and hopefully the few that are in there will just look tainted - or maybe I'll just say I let Matt Groening paint 'em I had to check which model you were mentioning as I couldn't remember using a camera on any of these guys (but lego bits often find their way into my stuff ), I can see what you mean, but that's actually an older bolter model

Morgrim - Thanks a lot man, I'll admit I'm probably over-fond of the guns as bodypart look myself, but I do like to have some variety with chaos. Chaos mutations should be just that, chaotic and mutated I tend to let my inspiration back-track to the old-skool chaos minis, before spikes and skulls were all the rage, and other old-skool stuff like the original Stronty Dog stuff, in fact the one you picked has a head based on McNulty and if I recall correctly there were a couple of 3-limbed brothers who Alpha took out at some point.


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Edinburgh

Just realised that I haven't commented on this yet - I love the originality in your mutants, as well as all the different flesh tones! Did they take much green stuffing? Or is it mostly kit bashed?

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6 foot underwater

Thanks Scarper, I was trying to get away from the mutant=he's got a big claw look, although I do use that as well Different skin colours for muties just seemed right to me, part of their mutations - probably goes back to some of the fluff from the old slaves to darkness/lost and damned books ( I think there was anyway-too late to be checking now) and my old genestealer cult which was vari-coloured, in my mind due to costant shifting of gene pools or something.

Pretty much all kit-bashed, apart from the dwarves head which is an old milliput attempt from whenever those mini's were released, it was a chaos dwarf in an old warband, and I just stuck some grenades on his belt to stick him in with theses guys . I aim to slowly increase my GS skills so that I can do a bit more with later versions, hopefully I'll get a bit of practice in with my cyborks.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Road-Raging Blood Angel Biker






Auckland, New Zealand

By the seven layers of hell... How do you find anything?!? It's like a chaos theory venn-diagram...
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

That's not a bad analogy vent, there are various sub-sets of minis scattered about the table I'm in awe of those peeps who work in a tidy, organised space but personally find it limits me somewhat. Finding stuff on the table's not really a problem, it's trying to remember in which box in which of the 2 cupboards various bits are in. Having a random pile of bits sets off all sorts of trains of thought for me, especially as my main project at the moment is my cyborks - can't be a proper mek and stay organised A lot of ideas come from just seeing a couple of pieces next to each other that you wouldn't expect to see in that configuration.

And speaking of rummaging through boxes, came across these in my DE box, probably the only DE models I have any interes in right now.



They were part of an army that I've pretty much given up on at this time. Don't like the paint scheme on the warriors, or the models themselves now, although I had a fondness for them when they came out, and not sure I want to do anything with them now. The unbuilt/partially built raiders are being looted bythe orks, my converted grotesques are slowly morphing into muties, but I still like these, just need to find something to do with them. Maybe I'll just get them finished and then leave them on a shelf for a decade or so till a new line comes out I can add them too

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Glasgow

I'd keep going with those Dark Eldar, as you're sure to want to field them when the new Codex comes out. Go with the flow. Jump on the Band Wagon. You know it makes sense.

Anyway, the Painting looks really clean and precise, but at the same time, Flat. A Gryphonne Sepia Wash would really Tone-Down and Shade that Yellow, and ultimately tie it in to the Black. I got the Sepia Wash yesterday, after not really being interested in Washing so much, and now I'm addicted. They're fantastic for fast, Table-Top Quality work. I'm working on some Deffkoptas which feature Hazard-Striped Rotors, which are just Iyanden Darksun and Chaos Black, washed heavily, 2-3 times, with Gryphonne Sepia. The End Result is fantastic, I can tell you.
   
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6 foot underwater

Nah, too much other stuff to do to start up the DE again Although I will no doubt pick up a few of the new bikes at some point Yeah the yellow was a bit flat on most, they'd only had the one coat, just picked 'em up and decided to take a couple of pics, there's a couple with ink shading and highlights, but they are VERY much wip.

As are these 2 guys:



Decided I'd finally make a start on my Hell Legion - basically a form of traitor guard, a twisted mockery of the Imperium. The triple-breasted whore of Eroticon VI will become a commissar, once she gets her filthy mitts on a bolt-gun, and the other guy's a sniper. There's a few old-skool mini's like these to go in there (and some of those who follow my blogs may have noticed my love for these guys is such that one only gets a pistol added and the other gets NO conversion work at all) and a bunch of skaven who've been mouldering in a box waiting for their chance to become ratlings The current blitz of 'RAAATTTSSS IIINNN SSSPPPAAAAACE' is probably to blame for this project re-surfacing, but as always (so far) I will still be prioritising my cyborgs. Actually wanted to get more done on these guys but tiredness meant I couldn't keep at it for any length of time at a stretch, which coupled with my modellers ADD meant, well not much done basically

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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oh man this is good stuff, three breasted dominatrix cultists. space helmet headed skeletons ? where eles but dakka. really creative like the way you think.
   
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I really like those muties.

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Tyrant of Badab






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Berlin Germany

i know your pain, having so many projects in the go...
and your workspace looks disturbingly familiar...

your models look great. love your mutants, especially the oneeyed axewielder...

good luck finishing whatever takes your fany, vik

   
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Philipppines/United Kingdom

Question...

All the mutation bits are the easily accessible? Affordable?

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And I thought I had a lot to. Paint

 
   
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6 foot underwater

I'd say most of the mutant bits are fairly easy to get hold of mano, most are just kit bashes from popular ranges, any in particular you were looking at?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Scotland

Hello Monkeytroll. That is a nice collection of muties you have. They remind me of the Eye of Terror Campaign in '03 judging from your minis you purchased a few of those mutant conversion kits.... Love the skinny guy with the face for a shoulder defo my pick of the bunch. BTW what on earth is your avatar? It's been annoying me for months, i swear i've seen it somewhere....

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Really nice stuff I like the more harmless and strange looking mutants makes a hang from everything gets more spiky anyway!

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kaesar, sigh.- Captain Solon
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6 foot underwater

Perkustin - Thank you, yep the Eye of Terror was the start of most of these guys. Lord Kaesar has the avatar pegged

Llamahead - And thank you sir. Indeed, it is nice to see something other than big claw and spikes, then some more spikes. Not that you won't ever see that sort of thing coming from me, but there should be a mix, don't want all those muties looking similar now do we?

LK - Your eyes do not deceive you, although that pic has now been replaced thanks to the new character generator gubbinz which meant we all had to re-design our avatars. More realistic, less funky bitz to play with. Raque there is now much darker, with thick, reddish dreads, no tats and no cats eyes

And so onto some pics (which really aren't all that considering the last pic update was last year sometime)



Take one old chaos sorceror. Add a sprinkle of krootox, a pinch of old saurus then stir in some putty using bits of wire.



And you may get something a bit like that. The sorceror is undergoing re-painting, the robes will stay red, may keep the blue as I'm thinking his wee timorous beastie may be of a blue hue. A chance to work on my gs skills, fairly unsure as to how I'll do, just thought a little stand-alone piece would be nice.

Maybe even a small series of vignettes..



Classic old marine in robe that I've been missing for ages. Finally picked him up the other week and finally realised he wouldn't work for my Bloodfists as I want them all helmeted. So he loses his hand (gains a tentacle/claw/something) thinks about upgrading his sword, and goes off to plan unspeakable acts against helpless young ladies. An all too familiar tale I'm afraid..




And a minor update on the hell legion - enginseer, commissar and sniper.

Absolutely no promises what-so-ever, but I'd quite like to get somewhere with the little diorama type things in the coming weeks

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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WOW! And I thought my desk was messy!

Great looking conversions (or should that be concoctions? ) keep it up!

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Scotland

Lol am thinking of modelling something pretty similar to that lizard beast myself Great minds. Cool collection of minis/projects.

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6 foot underwater

Thanks guys! The lizrd-beast has had a first layer of GS put over the milliput and is currently undergoing sanding, before filling any dodgy areas, and then I'll put the under-belly part of the tail in. Neck has been filled awaiting detailing.
Everbody else in the same state as previously, but a newcomer has arrived on the scene with unprecedented haste:




The bits had been blu-tac'd together for a LONG time, but I was avoidng doing anything with it as I really wanted the parts to go elsewhere. Specifically the winged backpack to a squad of raptors, but it was waiting till I had several more. Well, got bored waiting Had a go at painting it within an hour time limit, using only white and washes. Didn't quite manage it, and today it got a dryrush and another set of washes, then a base which was also painted using only washes. It's far from perfect but I'm relatively happy with it considering prep, build and paint took less than 2 hours, which by my standards is phenemonal, it can easily take me over that to basecoat

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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hey never saw your last update , like your mini diorama , and love that wall maiden , now that is a classic, i think the chaos sorceror should get a complimentary scheme to the beast , which i think would suit some skinless sinew. and is that a overlook they are standing on the edge of ?
   
 
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