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Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Welcome, new reader!

This is an on-going, wide-ranging plog. My focus is mostly on the Imperium side, but you'll find a lot of other projects.

Looking for the Ordinatus Golgotha? You can jump right here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/240/310187.page#4210567

On the GW scale, I fall, roughly, here: Battle [ . . . . . . . / . ] Hobby



Table of Projects:

2010:
Extended-hull Leman Russ - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/310187.page#1821222
Winter Guard Vehicles - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/310187.page#2147916

2011:
Carapace Veterans - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/310187.page#2436735
Command Squad Advisers - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/310187.page#2472883
Valkyrie with working ramp pistons and interior details - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/60/310187.page#3093116
Rough Riders (a recurring theme) - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/310187.page#3301132
Tau Earth Caste walking Hammerhead - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/310187.page#3340809
DakkaDakka Group Ork Army Project "Wild" Boom Boltslinga - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/120/310187.page#3421035

First Adepticon - The Minotaurs
Baal Predator with full interior and turret details - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/120/310187.page#3440628
Base-building - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/310187.page#3500432
Drop Pod - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/180/310187.page#4070881
The Army - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/210/310187.page#4134348

Ordinatus? Never hoid' a him.
Main Body Tracks - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/240/310187.page#4210567
Tractor and Platform - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/270/310187.page#4247624
Control Room - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300/310187.page#4251940
Back Deck and dishing it out - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/330/310187.page#4269989
Missiles, Ahoy - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/510/310187.page#4324202
Assembly...complete! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/570/310187.page#4375677

2012:
Dark Angels Land Raider Swap - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/600/310187.page#4397441
Deathstrike Missile Launcher - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/630/310187.page#4405738
Recovering frosted canopy glass - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/630/310187.page#4422104
Salvage Valkyries - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/660/310187.page#4422395
US "Coast Guard" Valkyrie - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/720/310187.page#4443585
Civilian 'truck' - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/900/310187.page#4532018
Catalyst Labs Leviathans: Kings of the Skies - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1050/310187.page#4635777
Stormtalon conversion - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1290/310187.page#4842318
FW Arvus Lighters - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1470/310187.page#4967621
My Imperial Navy Flyers - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1530/310187.page#5037602

Adepticon 2013 - Adeptus Mechanicus
Cultists! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1590/310187.page#5103284
AdMech Fortress of Redemption - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1650/310187.page#5186449
Crusader Robot - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1680/310187.page#5229621
Interlude: Cityfight Table - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1710/310187.page#5261865
The Army - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1770/310187.page#5513651
After-Action Report - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1800/310187.page#5560496

2013:
Thunderhawk Transporter Begins - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1890/310187.page#5598104
Brithday Present : Making a friend into an action figure - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1950/310187.page#5737032
More Thunderhawk - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2070/310187.page#5840235
Necromunda/Outlander Terrain - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2460/310187.page#6179460
6-wheeled Secret Weapons Minis vehicle review - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2490/310187.page#6305591
Ramshackle Games APC review - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2490/310187.page#6329817
'found items' Objective piece terrain competition entry - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2520/310187.page#6341241

2014:
Cityfight Table - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2550/310187.page#6428213
Extended-hull Stormraven - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2580/310187.page#6555861
Return to the Rough Riders - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2670/310187.page#6859855
My laser-cut large bridge - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2670/310187.page#7157089

2015:
Nids! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2700/310187.page#7476653
Crashed Aquila lander - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2730/310187.page#7489615
Third of a River - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2760/310187.page#7504266
Make your own folding game table! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2760/310187.page#7512731
Table Terrain: Small Pieces - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2790/310187.page#7571450
Battletech, now with original Ral Partha Battletech Paint - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2880/310187.page#7732698
Imperial Assault - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2880/310187.page#7874540
Broke down, bought a Taurox - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2910/310187.page#7904542
Avengers...ASSEMBLED! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2910/310187.page#7927510
Send in the Cavalry - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2910/310187.page#7955756
An INTACT Aquila Lander? Hersey! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2970/310187.page#8007026
Tables, Tables, Tables! - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2970/310187.page#8040133
End of Year push, Vehicles, Heavy Weapons Squads - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2970/310187.page#8315594

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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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London, England

Looking great. Can't wait to see more progress pics!

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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

"My tank's longer than yours! "

Looks interesting, can't wait to see more.

   
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Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Let us discuss the noble Leman Russ. I've seen other people who has stated that the Russ is the most reviled vehicle model in the range. And I tend to agree. The combination of World War One chassis with a World War Two turret is meh at best. But the tank is a squat little monstrosity.

I am truly sad that GW did not go the route they chose for the Rhino/Land Raider rebuild. A little sprucing up would have gone a long way. Alas, we ended up with the same exact tank for the Chimera and Russ, except 5% less, by volume.

So, looking at the new kit, I was initially struck by how much LESS detail exists. I understand CAD/CAM design is a little 'new' for Citadel, but the tanks kits do not hold a candle to the plastic sculpts of the infantry or even the walker models. And, of course, the loss of the removable doors, the engine hatch, and a few other things makes it very difficult to convert or kitbash. I do respect the designer, who crammed everything into a base sprue and then an option sprue. Clearly, a cost-reduction for GW. Knowing a little about how these things work, they had to put forth a sizeable chunk of change to make the new steel molds, so it is in their best interest to re-capitalize. Thus, less plastic and an increase in the kit cost.

Pros: Much easier to assemble. All standard weapon/sponson options on sprue. Easy to magnetize for swapping in and out.

Cons: Kitbashing/conversion options gone. Vehicle Armory options gone. In fact, the loss of an entire sprue of options and fiddly bits. The loss of which makes the increase in kit price that much more obnoxious. Kit 5% smaller which, thankfully is not THAT noticeable. Simpler details on these kits do not match the improved details of the rest of the plastic range.

And the #1 Con: Still a crappy-looking tank.

What to do? In-game, they're now awesome and fun! 5th edition finally matched the tank to all the illustrations showing the turret weapon firing along with the rest of the tank's weapons! Huzzah!

Well, we look to Forge World, and the actual World War one tanks. Clearly, the LR needs to be lengthened. Not by much, but enough to balance out the height and length of the tank. The width, especially with Sponsons, is a-ok. I will probably post a tutorial of this process, but with the loss of the 'fiddly bits' sprue, it is unlikely this conversion can be done with the contents of the box and some plasticard.

After examining the new kit, I decided it would be easier to cut forwards of the turret, instead of behind. The current lines/design of the kit makes this the easiest solution. Upon reflection of this stage, I think I would have liked to drop the 'nose' of the hull sooner, to prevent the hull secondary weapon from sticking out in front of the tank. This would be more in-line with the tranch/obstacle climbing design of the tracks. Alas! Perhaps the next one.

Here's a few shots of the WiP.

First, the cut-lines on the tracks and hull.



And the pieces that result.



The hull spacers.



And the track parts, with spacers.



Finally, the tank, with all the spacers and new hull plates.



All the pictures can be seen here, in the WiP directory of my gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-17738-9879_Wip.html




Automatically Appended Next Post:
The 114th Gryphonne, aka the 114th Red Guard Rifles, consists of three Platoons. This is a look at the Second Platoon, which is an Engineering and Support group.

Second Platoon, Able Company, consists of a Command Squad, an engineering squad, a commissary squad, and a full set of Fire Teams. Its role is to set up in the rear, building up a firebase to support the rest of the Company. A Techmarine is frequently assigned to this Platoon, as well as a Commissar. Specialized Chimera variants accompany the support squads, but these are assigned for roles, as opposed to giving the platoon mobility.

Work-In-Progress.

Command Squad:


First Squad:


Second Squad:


Heavy Weapons Squads (Third through Seventh)


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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






very cool! i love thhe heavy weapon teams!

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Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
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Canada,Prince Edward Island

Cant wait to see the progress on this one!

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Soooooooooooo...

Let's talk about the Noble Chimera. I love it. I always have. It is the tank that brings the milkshake to the yard. It looks good, it can carry the models the rulebook claims, and is a deadly fighter on the field. I love messing with it, and my sig says it all: Leave no Chimera unmodified.

So, how do I feel about the new kit? I'm glad you asked.

Pros: Easier to assemble, slots and tabs left in place to allow for easy customization.

Cons: Loss of detail on the kit itself. Lost all the customization bitz. Lost 5% of volume, which means it can't carry 12 men. All the cool chimera conversion kits from FW no longer FIT. @$$h013s!

But, it is still a workable kit. So how's that Manticore kit? Well. I understand that, to save plastic, they did what they did. But to not be able to build a swappable MAnticore/Deathstrike? JERKS. Ah well.

Let's see what we did with it. I kept the 'cockpit', because it made the already tinytank look even STUBBIER, and I don't like the concept of this one-man-driving-a-massive-rokkit-barrage thing.

The hull:


The Manticore:


The Medusa:


The Full Monty:


I'm going to clean up an old Basilisk platform project for this hull as well. I figure I can build slide-in/drop-in platforms for all the Artillery Options. Storm Eagle rokkits will be magnetized, as a matter of course.

As noted in my previous plog, I already have a Deathstrike, which I feel captures the more 'Epic' feel that platform should have.

"Well, Brian, that's nice. But what about your Leman Russ project?"

That's where I ask you, dear viewer, for some advice.

1) Sponsons FRONT?
2) Sponsons MIDDLE?

Front:


Rear:


Thoughts?

--B.




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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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Victoria, Australia

Nice looking army you've got.

I think the sponsons at the back look better

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Awesome Leman Russ conversion - sponsons at the back look better IMO.

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Awesome Conversion! Vehicle conversions seem to be quite rare.

Sponsons to the back looks coolest

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Canada,Prince Edward Island

Fantastic work! And as everyone else said, the sponsoons should be at the back.

   
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Sunderland. UK

Nice tank conversions i prefer the sponsoons to the front to be honest

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If i was not doing a Elysian army I would love this Russ conversion. . . .

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The engineering chimeras are nice bits of work. Also the Russ is an impressive upgrade.

I would tend to keep the sponsons at the back as it fits in with the Macharius type look you've ended up with. However for gaming advantage (or at least to reduce the penalty imposed by the new ultra-huge Russ) then the forward sponsons might be better.


Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Really liking your work on the Russ although your comments have definitely made me think that Paperhammer is the way for me to go with my guard. The 2nd squads Chimera looks great what is it meant to be? To me it looks like a field kitchen am I right?

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Hokay, a quick update after a week's worth of absence making the heart grow fonder. A quick side note, the interior width of the new Chimera kit is about the same as the old one. I am pleased as punch to find this out, because all of the conversion kits will still fit, as well as my Earthshaker cannon. Aces to GW for this design decision.

Here's the Leman Russ primed. I always worry about a conversion, until I see it under a coat of primer. I'm fairly happy with this, although my limited skills in squadron putty show under the flash. Ah well. In hindsight, I should have put the ladder rungs over the gap. Everything will be magnetized, including the tank commander.



Here's a shot of the tank with stuff installed.



And here's a shot next to a Chimera, for a size comparison.






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Flinty wrote:The engineering chimeras are nice bits of work. Also the Russ is an impressive upgrade.
I would tend to keep the sponsons at the back as it fits in with the Macharius type look you've ended up with. However for gaming advantage (or at least to reduce the penalty imposed by the new ultra-huge Russ) then the forward sponsons might be better.


Thank you. I thought long and hard about the gaming aspects, and then I threw it all out the window. I'm definitely building for fluff and myself, as opposed to (say) an 'Ard Boyz tourney.

Llamahead wrote:Really liking your work on the Russ although your comments have definitely made me think that Paperhammer is the way for me to go with my guard. The 2nd squads Chimera looks great what is it meant to be? To me it looks like a field kitchen am I right?


I started building a paper and plasticard Titan, so I know Paperhammer works, and is definitely easier to convert! I wanted to work with the new kits, so I could have and present an honest opinion. GW's goal was to make it easier for kids to build the models. They succeeded on an incredible level. Unfortunately, this meant a big hit for the conversion grognards.

And, yes, it is a Field Kitchen! I'll be delving into more detail as I present the fluff behind the army and the individual squads.

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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Okay, so, let's add some fluff. Here is the time line of the system I intend to inhabit, run campaigns out of, and explore the fluff out of.

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9/------.M24 – Cygnus Solarii System settled by Humanity. The system will eventually develop a large Promethium mining complex on the first planet, a Hive world on the third, and an Agri-world on the fourth, as well as various mining complexes on the moons of the two gas giants.

9/---615.M33 - The cruiser Blade of Infinity re-emerges from the warp 20,000 years after its disappearance. The cruiser's databanks hold a wealth of information on pre-heresy human settlements. It will take hundreds of years to catalog the information, most of which will be lost in the Imperial Archives. The Cygnus Solarii system is part of this catalog, but will remain un-contacted by the Imperium until M41.

2/---401.M34 - The Howling

5/139401.M34 - Cygnus Solarii system engulfed in a Warp Storm triggered by The Howling. The system's population of a billion inhabitants is almost eradicated. The third planet explodes from within, to become a slowly spreading asteroid belt. The fourth planet is covered in ash and dust which coalesces out of the storms. Additionally, the planet's axial tilt is altered, causing an extreme change in climate.

3/144801.M41 - A fleet is dispatched from the Forge World of Gryphonne IV, after a Magos, perusing the back catalogs of the Imperial Database, discovers the possibility that the Cygnus Solarii System may contain pre-heresy STCs. The fleet contains elements of the Imperial Guard, Adeptus Mechanicus, and Titan Legions. While the project is kept as secret as possible, it is impossible to hide such an endeavor. The Fleet is advertised as being dispatched to join the Tyrannic Wars.

9---801.M41 - The Astronomican flickers, sending thousands of ships off course, most to be destroyed in the Warp. The Cygnuss Solarii expedition is declared lost when all contact is cut-off.

2/138997.M41 - Hive Fleet Leviathan invades Segmentum Tempestus.

9/---997.M41 - The Gryphonne system, including the Forge World of Gryphonne IV, is destroyed by Tyranids.

1/982999.M41 - The Great Awakening.

9/982999.M41 - In the midst of hundreds of thousands of psychic events, remnants of the Cygnus Solarii expedition emerge from the warp in-system. Battered and damaged beyond the capability of returning to the Warp, the ships settle into orbit around Cygnus Solarii IV. Exploration and descent to the now-Death World begins.

3/983999.M41 - Sporadic contact with the Astronomican is made, as well as contact with several Class-2 Astropathic Choirs. Updates of the general galactic situation is passed, including the destruction of the Gryphonne System, and the continued Tyranid threat. The expedition's leaders christen the planet "Requiem", and put out a call to survivors of Gryphonne, including the now Fleet-Based Space Marines Chapter Knights Gryphonne.

3/984999.M41 - System Reconnaisance determines that the eight moons of the sixth planet, a gas giant, are locked into a stable orbit outside the planet's ring structure, demarking the eight-arrow symbol of Chaos. While no Chaos presence is detected, surveillance is emplaced around the planet.

3/991999.M41 - Biel Tan activity detected in the Reductus Sector. Additional ships of the original expedition stagger into the system, bringing more supplies, men, and machinery. Small teams of Skitarii begin to sweep Requiem, searching for any evidence of Webway Portals.

3.995999.M41 - Exploration of Requiem begins in earnest as signals believed to be Necrontyr in origin are detected from the second planet of the system. A Cobra-class destroyer departs to explore the remains of the third planet, which is believed to have been a Hive World.

3.997999.M41 – Signal emissions matching the Space Hulk ‘Penitus Cruorem’ are detected. It is unknown what is bringing the hulk towards Cygnus Solarii. Imperial records indicate a high probability of the hulk containing an Ork infestation.

3.998999.M41 – A small, badly damaged Tau fleet limps into the Cygnus Solarii system. Communications indicate that the fleet was engulfed by a Warp Storm. Negotiations commence in light of the possible threat from the hulk, and the unlikelihood of the fleet being able to return to Tau-controlled space.

3.999999.M41 – The Dawn of the 42nd Millennium.


Work on the Leman Russ continues apace, it has been whitewashed and given painted treads. The artillery hull has been whitewashed, and all three optional platforms have been given base paint jobs. Storm Eagle rockets are magnetized and have their initial paint jobs. Time for detailing and decals!


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Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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Okay, here's a quick layout of the state of the Motor Pool, thus far.

Front row, from left-to-right:
Ordinance Platform (Manticore, Basilisk, Medusa)
Leman Russ Heavy
3 Armored AC/HK Sentinels
3 Chimeras: Command (in back), Engineering, Field Kitchen

Back row:
Deathstrike Missile Launcher




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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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Looks cool man keep it up!!

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Nice like the Scud inspired Death Strike!

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Was gone for Labor Day weekend in the states, now back to the job-search grind. Enjoy the update.

---

Excerpts from an interview with Staff Sergeant Petrovich, Supply Platoon, 114th Gryphonne Engineers.

"Yeah, we took it hard. They gave it to us straight, you know. But I don't really FEEL it. I guess I won't, until I see it myself. For me, it is all still there."

"Sure, maybe what we do isn't glorious. We don't have the toys, we don't drive the big guns. But, without us, this army would go nowheres, fast. We're proud to serve our boys the best food we can. Nothing boosts morale like a hot meal."

"Yeah, we've seen our share of action. Ole' Bessie here has taken her hits, but she's given 'em back, too. Took out a Heretic Rhino with her Multilaser on Bastius. We're not really here to fight, but we can when we have to. Our guns are just as primed as everyone else's."

"Oh, that's Buddy, our mascot. Can't remember where we picked him up, but he's been with us for a long time, now. He's our good luck mascot, and a great watchdog. We'd never leave him behind."


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Field Kitchens are atypical in the Imperial Guard, but the ability to deliver hot food to the Front Lines is a serious bonus for any ongoing campaign. I haven't written up rules for such things, but I half expect Forge World to come out with a model and rules.

This platoon is the primary firebase of the Army, so any Chimeras are there for the purposes of defining the 'role' of the squad, or augmenting firepower, as opposed to mobility. They will anchor the lines.

Buddy guards an objective marker, a cache of food and water.



And here's a terrain piece I've been working on. I could have salvaged the bitz, maybe made another Artillery Platform out of it. But it was more fun to make a copy of GW's wrecked Chimera piece.




Ten guys fit inside!




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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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This thread makes my eyes happy.

Also, it makes me sad that my skills are nowhere near yours.

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Wow! Great stuff man!
i know i had to do a double take on the Kitchen! Original idea!

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Good Stuff loving it!

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Really nice work, keep it up!

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I think the field kitchen needs more supply bins along the sides - although their stove is nice, it does not leave much room for actual food

Also, perhaps an awning/tarp to help keep the snow/rain/mud from getting over the food and cooker?

   
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SilverMK2 wrote:I think the field kitchen needs more supply bins along the sides - although their stove is nice, it does not leave much room for actual food

Also, perhaps an awning/tarp to help keep the snow/rain/mud from getting over the food and cooker?


When I built the thing (o.m.g. almost 10 years ago), it was my second conversion, ever. First was a bridgelayer. There wasn't much in the way of sotwage, etc, even from the venerable Tamiya. Nowadays, there's buckets and buckets. Mayhaps you are correct, and it is time for an upgrade.


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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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I am a fan of the expanded Leman Russ, might have to give that a whirl myself.

Love your work and will be checking in for updates.
   
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While the cat's away, depression and angst will play!

So, been a really sucktastic couple of weeks, but I have made progress. Birthday cash came in (yay, unemployment!) and enabled two purchases:

I needed more bitz, my vehicle box was looking forlorn and empty. No propa Ork Mekboy...uh...IG Field Depot would have let such a thing happen!

Restock!



Plus, I picked up a pair of unloved Leman Russ Demolishers (old-style) off of eBay. I can't do much about weapon-swapping, but it gives me a full squadron to play with. I added some rear modifications to bulk them out a bit, and turned them into Siege Tanks. More stragglers from the forces of Gryphonne.

Note the style and size difference of the turrets, old and new. I think I like the old ones, but they have a TOTALLY different mount point design. Anyone know what Forge World has done about this? Have they re-designed their turrets?

Tanks and turrets:



Siege mods:



Three tanks:



Here's all three with their whitewashes:



Going very soviet on this, trying to get that feeling of 'hurried whitewash', and trying to get fores back into battle. May experiment with trying to find pictures of hasty battlefield repairs.

--B.


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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?

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6 foot underwater

Interesting, very interesting
Nice Russ conversion, love the field kitchen - marvellous idea, can't have our chaps doing their bit without proper scran now can we - and siege tanks look nice.

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