Switch Theme:

Guardlings (Mostly) 40k Stuff... Monolyth, hab unit, dirty down and a Death Guard marine...  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

Phwoar. She's got a cracking pair of hab domes.

The ripple effect on the water is awesome!

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some more nice Necromunda terrain there Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Pic of finished tile:

Got 3 Aggressors on the paint queue ATM, that counts as a whole unit, right?

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in us
Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






Love that sump pool, the variation in the colour is great. You have a good eye for the colours in there.

And yeah, 3 Aggressors is a min-size squad, I think you can count that!

See what's on my painting table Now painting: Necron Immortals 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






gobert wrote:The sump and tower came out really well. The tau mammary hab units should be cool when they’re done too.

Thanks, I tried thinking of a joke, but I just ended up standing there like a right tit
Olthannon wrote:Phwoar. She's got a cracking pair of hab domes.
The ripple effect on the water is awesome!

Thanks it's literally just stippling with some orange and some tesseract glow
Captain Brown wrote:Some more nice Necromunda terrain there Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

Thank you
Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:Love that sump pool, the variation in the colour is great. You have a good eye for the colours in there.

And yeah, 3 Aggressors is a min-size squad, I think you can count that!

Thanks, 3 man aggressors for my April unit it is!

So with the plan to do some more Howling Griffons this month, I got some red and yellow contrast paint and tried it out:

Not great, oh well I can easily use the colours for lights instead...
No short cuts for me this week:

Wazdakka Red, Averland Sunset, Eshin grey, some Leadbelcher and then an Agrax Earthshade wash.
Plan is to layer up with the base colours and then brightenil it with Evil Sunz Scarlet and another yellow, before adding some edge highlights...

Also started working on a double height door:

The green stuff has not worked very well as a filler so will be changing that for some sprue slurry...

The door frame has been trimmed to fit and a topper from the double wall piece fits almost perfect with my arrangement
Plan is to build a double high wall to go with it but I'm looking for ways to save pillar bits...
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Glad I came by this blog, looks to be a lot of cool stuff going on. Will have to have a proper read through from the start when I get some more time.
Good start on the aggressors, nice solid base to work from. You definitely made a good choice going with the non contrast route.
   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

 Guardling wrote:

Olthannon wrote:Phwoar. She's got a cracking pair of hab domes.
The ripple effect on the water is awesome!

Thanks it's literally just stippling with some orange and some tesseract glow


Even better, it's a great look for a simple technique! The Howling Griffons look good, I always fancied painting them up after I saw them in an old WD. I've zero experience with contrast paints so I have no idea, is the yellow a little too thick?

Door looks cool too!
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Yep, the traditional paints look to be the right choice! Already the aggressors look very nice and grim dark, that’ll be the magic of Agrax!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord






Awesome start for the Aggressors. Not an easy scheme to pull off.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






The finished ZM tile looks amazing, love the swamp corner. Aggressors are off to a good start!
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Having a bit of trouble being motivated at the moment so made very little progress:

Got some layers on the aggressors to brighten them up a bit, but I'm gonna have to force myself into some painting time tonight if I want to hit my deadline...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Guardling,

Any progress is progress.

Cheers,

CB

PS: When it hit a painting wall I call out my gaming group to gather for a painting night (although for the last two years they have been virtual painting nights).

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

 Captain Brown wrote:
Guardling,

Any progress is progress.

Cheers,

CB

PS: When it hit a painting wall I call out my gaming group to gather for a painting night (although for the last two years they have been virtual painting nights).


CB is spot on, might feel like you've not done much but if you're feeling utterly demotivated, getting even a wee bit done is a big win. It's easy to sack the lot off entirely

By the way, virtual painting night is such a good idea CB!

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Thanks for the boost guys, I failed my unit a month challenge, so to cheer myself up I pre-ordered the Ash Wastes boxset from my FLGS.
Out with some friends for the weekend now, hopefully I'll be back on the hobby train soon...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Yay! Progress!
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Picking away at stuff yesterday:


Putting some tents together, idea being for Ash Wastes.
A bit of filing and cutting was required to have fabric walls for the big tent

Also put some bits together for another elevated crane:

This time its going on a ZM tower, that I can hopefully stack on another tower later for extra hieght.
I noticed that the crane base sort of fits diagonally over a ZM pillar so I cut off the remaining bits (badly)

Plan is to add some garden wire cables and a control point...

Started work on some Outcasts...

These guys have been on my desk for a while, slowly being added to in an attempt to get Underhive Civilians...

Well I noticed that I had some spare Van Saar bits while trying to find empty hands:


Tada! A Van Saar bounty hunter. Much civilian...

We got a worker with a rocksaw:


Obviously part of a clean up or maintenance crew removing obstructing debris

We got a man with a mug:


I'm tentatively calling him Mugsy Balone... Could be a barman or patron, maybe even a shift manager...

Penultimatly we have an Underhive doctor of some sort...



And finally from me I picked up my copy of Ash Wastes today on the way to the cinema to watch Doctor Strange and the Mountain Multiverse of Madness.
It's a very heavy box and while walking I nearly kneecapped my self with a swinging corner.
Got it home now so smelling all the new plastic goodness and starting building stuff already...

Some thing weird that I noticed however is the Outrider -- uh -- rider is significantly larger than a standard Orlock, but their heads and shoulder pads look compatible...
As for the rules, I don't really care, probably just going to scan through them for fluff and pretty pictures...

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2022/05/08 19:08:56


 
   
Made in us
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Napoleonics gamers have long had the idea of 'eye candy' on the table: non-playing units that are there simply for the look and because they are fun to build and paint- like commissariat, encampment, sutlers, etc. I've long held that Warhammer should have these as well; if nothing lese they are sight blocking (at least until the multi-melta hits 'em). Nice looking crew you've put together.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in eg
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Love the outcasts! They are some fun models.

 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Cool update! The crane towers are great little features. The NPC Outlanders all look good. Can’t wait to see what crazy kit bashes you do with the ash wastes stuff!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Some nice work Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

Great necromunda work! The blue on the doc is really nice.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Meer_Cat wrote:Napoleonics gamers have long had the idea of 'eye candy' on the table: non-playing units that are there simply for the look and because they are fun to build and paint- like commissariat, encampment, sutlers, etc. I've long held that Warhammer should have these as well; if nothing lese they are sight blocking (at least until the multi-melta hits 'em). Nice looking crew you've put together.

Haha, yeah, that agree, at least give us some more empty hands. I'm going to have to get over only using GW stuff soon...

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Love the outcasts! They are some fun models.

Thanks, GSC arms go really well with them as well which is where the most civilian arms are at the moment

gobert wrote:Cool update! The crane towers are great little features. The NPC Outlanders all look good. Can’t wait to see what crazy kit bashes you do with the ash wastes stuff!

Thanks, I'm still working out the hab units right now

Captain Brown wrote:Some nice work Guardling.

Cheers,

CB

Thanks!

Olthannon wrote:Great necromunda work! The blue on the doc is really nice.

Thanks, the blue is Temple Guard Blue and Agrax wash, mixed with Clestra Grey for the fabric and straight for the armour

So playing around with fitting the AW (ash wastes) hab units this week:

The tall platform set up is two ZM platforms high, which means one SecMech platform tall.

It can also be built one ZM platform high:

The hab unit is about one ZM platform high, give or take a few mm...

The hab unit itself fits neatly inside a 3x3 ZM tile thing, forgot to show a pick, but the AW pillar does not go on top the ZM tiles very neatly.

I've since built both the Outrider quads and put some base layers on them and I don't like them.
Sure they look cool, but whoever designed how they were assembled needs to share a cell with the person who did the Stronghold walls.
The only point of contact between the riders legs and torso is literally their belt buckle.
A lot of the bits in the quad are small and easy to break and you have to paint before assembling.
On the plus side the gun mount can rotate or be removed
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Realised that I essentially have a spare Orlock gang:

I think the Ash Wastes need an AdMech presence...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Looks like the ash wasted terrain will be a good match for the rest of the Necromunda stuff. Good luck meshing it all together! Good to see that the airlocks won’t go to waste and will expand the Ad Mech influence

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






 gobert wrote:
Looks like the ash wasted terrain will be a good match for the rest of the Necromunda stuff. Good luck meshing it all together! Good to see that the airlocks won’t go to waste and will expand the Ad Mech influence

Haha yeah, but it does reduce the number of "proper" Skitarii

Anyways the first thing up this week is a present from my partner:

Some weird altars...
My partner keeps threatening to start up a D&D campaign and *shudders* invite people into the house so I suspect more similar gifts in the future.

I just straight up copied my Blackstone necrons scheme and added a glow to one of them for a swappable active one

I had a few hours to my self and plenty of nice weather so used the opportunity to get some stuff spray primed:

Used up two cans of primer but now I have one less excuse not to start painting terrain...

Started on this guy a while ago:

Not sold on his green outfit, definitely sold on the red bike though...
For some reason the Agrax Earthshade wash came up very glossy on this one, probably because I was more liberal with it than normal...

This guy also has the honour of being my test ash wastes base. It's Astrogranite painted over with Clestra grey and then Skeleton Horde contrast.
Got a very handy spreader and tutorial in this month's Imperium Magazine...
Plan is to drybrush with some cream later, probably pallid flesh.
I also plan to use this method on the legs of the AW hab units...

The Outrider Quads are getting there:

Done the wheels black to start with then added the Contrast White, which matches Clestra grey nicely, and then some Skeleton Horde. Again plan is a drybrush to finish it...

My ash wastes Skitarii gets some friends:

Now I have an idea of what to do, these guys were a bit easier and neater.
No idea what their guns are or do, just went with what looks cool.
I spotted a Forge World scheme in one of this months Imperium Magazine, black robes/coats, red armour and grey undersuit as well as being considered dodgy by other AdMech Forge Worlds, sounds perfect...
They may be joined by a grungy Kataphron later as their "brute"

Lastly built up another regular Orlock with the intention of having a guy with harpoon launcher...

Good job I never get distracted halfway through anything...
Super easy conversion really, just trimmed a few bits off the spare heavy bolter from the quad and fitted it as if it were the regular heavy weapon choice...

Till next time!
   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

Love the ash wastes Skitarii, that Orlock kit looks good with the vanguard helmets.

I quite like the green on the biker, it's a nice contrast from the bike. The red bike looks excellent, great weathering!

Is that a purple beard on the outrider?

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Focused Fire Warrior






Trying not to call them Archeotech Recovery/Sanction Expedition...

My hobby ADHD, mostly Necromunda, now turning into regular 40k
Models painted in June: 7
2022 total: 91 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka





Surrey, BC - Canada

Guardling,

Keep working on that pile of grey and give it color.

Cheers,

CB

   
Made in gb
Aspirant Tech-Adept





Northumberland

Great work on the Skorlock. A lot of swagger in that model. A very cool idea to give put the white and black admech colours on the belt buckle. Looking forward to seeing the rest painted.

One and a half feet in the hobby


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

 
   
Made in gb
Terminator with Assault Cannon






Yep, the skorlock is looking fantastic! The conversion on the heavy Bolter is cool, he’s also carrying the pintle around for when he wants a ride or it gets a bit heavy.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and Void Panther Marines, with side projects along the way 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: