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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

DO SOMETHING GOOD!! NOW!!!....

   
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Revenent Reiko wrote:
Gitsplitta wrote:You're doing great already! All you need to do to be part of this crowd of ne'er-do-wells is stop assuming I'll do something good and start brow-beating me into doing something good!

*grins at everyone*



Aww thanks Gits! can do..... Get on with finishing those Drop-pods! lol

Styrofoam wrote: agree with you 100%. I used to be a forum whore, I'd post pretty much the same thing on all the forums I could find. But members like Gits' converted me to a one forum man
Now I only post on Dakka. The other forums never felt like a community unless you are a part of their circle. But Dakka welcomes everyone. That being said, Welcome to Dakka!


thanks, its good to be here! and you are right, there isnt another forum that has the same feeling as Dakka. i lurked on a couple of other forums but it was Dakka (and this blog in particular) that convinced me to be Dakka-exclusive


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Damn, i havent worked out the quoting thing yet, sorry


Fixed that for ya, multiquote can get tricky
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah... see?? Vit's got the hang of it! All he needs are hob-nailed boots and a whip.



   
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Potters Bar, UK

@WhaleMusic360 thanks man!knew i should have stuck with simple stuff lol

@Gits hmm well ive probs got some boots hanging around somewhere, but hes gonnna have to supply the whip himself (not my thing lol)

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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Dont think i particularly want to be involved in your kinky fetishes Gits....

Joking, seriously i hope you dont find the pods too stressful! Keep going, you're nearly there
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Naaaah... I'll be fine. Have to b**ch a little... it's my nature.

I am kind of scratching my head a bit on exactly how to approach it... would have been a heck of a lot easier to paint before it was assembled... but then again these pods were inexpensive and already assembled which saved time... so... guess I shouldn't complain. Though it would also be a lot easier to paint if I'd just glued the darn doors shut!

I may do some general shading tonight with the airbrush (dark from below, light from above), then I'll have to look hard at the design and see if I want to try some gradients on the doors.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Reading, Berks

Wow, I'm loving the pose on that melta guy, it really makes him stand out. The airbrushing on them looks great too; much smoother than trying to do yellow by hand.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yeah endtrans... I hate to just abandon the painting method I've been using for probably 40 years (long before 40k)... but the results speak for themselves and the time savings is really astounding. I wouldn't buy an airbrush for just base coating as there are colored spray primers on the market now that work fine for that.. but you add in the options for highlighting and blending and the balance just tips for me. Perhaps if I only had 1 army to work with it would be more of a luxury than a necessity... but with two gaming kids and a total of about 5 active armies to try to keep up with, there's just no arguing with it.

   
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Essex, UK

Well i know i'm an airbrush convert, they are just so great at saving time. I was like you Gits, wanting to 'hang on' to the old style of doing things, but now i don't think ill every brush coat base colours again.


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Congrats on the title page special Gits, well deserved.

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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

You are now front page news, Gits. Congratulations to you and all of your achievements. And, of course, a shout out to all the people who have help Gits realize his 20 year dream. THIS is Dakka at its finest.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
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yeah congrats on the title page!

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Nashville

One of Favorite blogs here on Dakka, actualy one of the reasons i turn my computer on.

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I apologize in advance for sounding rude, I don't mean to sound that way 
   
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Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

Congrats Gits, well deserved and really cool of the mods to recognize a thread this way.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

No congratulations needed (really) as I wrote that piece myself! LOL!

One of the DCM perks is the opportunity to write and submit a news piece to Admin for consideration. I was the first one to try is all & took the opportunity to pimp my own blog! I'll do the same for some of your blogs in the upcoming months.

Green is complete on pod. I'm not entirely happy with it as I've been having issues with my air brush but it will have to work. Took a pic, will try to upload tomorrow.

   
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Gitsplitta wrote:No congratulations needed (really) as I wrote that piece myself! LOL!

One of the DCM perks is the opportunity to write and submit a news piece to Admin for consideration. I was the first one to try is all & took the opportunity to pimp my own blog! I'll do the same for some of your blogs in the upcoming months.

Green is complete on pod. I'm not entirely happy with it as I've been having issues with my air brush but it will have to work. Took a pic, will try to upload tomorrow.


I was going to say something, but thought I'd let you bask for a bit

I could use a bit of input on the one I posted for the GMS. Seems like it needs....more.

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Madison, WI

Be happy to look at it WM. Email it if you like.

   
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London, England

Crikey Gits just caught the title page a very big well done to you sir.

Also just wanted to ask if you wanted some old SC scouts and RT arms that I have plus if there was any other bits you were in need of?


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Props on making the main page.
   
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Birmingham UK

Congrats on getting published, definitely one to push the Badab War fascination which is appearing currently in the wake of the Forgeworld books. Long may it continue!

You shall have to keep an eye out for some of your handiwork appearing in my blog in the next few days

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Pre-Crusade Mantis Warriors force for Badab War campaign
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Madison, WI

OK, here's a pic of the pod, then of it in comparison with the rest of the army. Again this is WIP... only the green and *some* of the metal parts are done.





Assuming someone follows up these posts with a comment, I'll do another work summary. I think it's too early but with the news article on the front page I want to make sure any new readers get fully up to speed.

   
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Alberta Canada

Hmm the pod actually looks pretty good so far.

I love the yellow and green of the amy in all. Great combination xP

Cant wait to see how hte pod turns out though.

   
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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps






Bristol

Looks perfect! Hardly any more needed imo!!

Al;though hazard stripes or something in the wing recesses would break it up a bit.

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Madison, WI

That's actually what I'm kicking around in my head. How hazard striping on the wings makes no sense what-so-ever... inside of the door edges I can see... wings?? No.

However... I could do yellow on those panels as yellow figures prominently in the chapter badge. The other option would be a light grey, seen that used with a variety of chapters and it always looks good.

There is just so much masking involved in painting these... sucks up a lot of time. I don't want to spend more than one more evening on it... 3 nights each is about all I can afford at this point. If I end up with time on the back side, I can always add more detail then.


   
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London, England

I think the mantis heraldic device on the doors should do the job of breaking up the mass of colour. If you add colouration to the wings as well it could detract form the main device and make the pod look a little too busy.

Also if you are still intending to do scorch marks they will also help to break up the mass of green.


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Madison, WI

Time for another P&M update... #3 if you're keeping track.

Let's start with Ramos Asura's power katana...
Ramos Asura wrote:Popped my PK on a test marine today, and took some pics.
The sword is rather big, however only a few fractions of an inch longer than a vanilla power sword.
I did a simple oval tsuba, wiith a sunflower one currently in progress. The sword still needs a bit of cosmetic work, mostly on the tsuba and handle, however here are a few comparison/progress shots:
(a note: the tsuba might need to be sanded down some more... i dont know, but it might be a bit too big around in relation to the sword)




Then my first complete Great Marine Swap Unit:
And a special treat tonight: Inquisitional Supplement Squad Alpha (which I mis-spelled on the photo) In my army these marines will be used as tacticals rather than full Deathwatch, reflecting my chapters loss of it's "center" during the crusade & the need for the Inquisition to "keep a vigilant eye" on the chapter as it seeks to reestablish itself in the ranks of the Adeptis Astartes.


And I even have two marines towards the second squad...

Roll Call:
(L to R, back row)
Brother Tanaerum of the Achylsian Reavers by Yggsdrasil
Brother Fwuapuu of the Ice Angels by Ice Angel
Brother Solomon of the Sons of Talidha by Sageheart
Brother Felix of the Sons of the Ouroboros by battle Brother Lucifer
Brother Cestus of the Doom Eagles, by Thing 1

(L-R, front row)
Sergeant Crixis of the Lamenters by Solar_lion
Brother Pendrake of the Sinners by an00bis
Honoured Brother Thanatos of the Sons of Hades - Evocati Echelon by Lennysmash
Brother Navarro of the Omega Raptors by FITZZ
Brother Gretar of the Salamanders by Gretar


These are my three objective markers for the Mantis Warriors:

Left: The infamous "chaos idol". Been fighting over this little dragon statue for as long as I've been playing 40k... 20 years or so, hundreds of games if not over a thousand. Center: Beautiful dead termie made for me by Solar_lion, the guy who got me started in 40k all those years ago. Right: Wonderful little wounded marine diorama made by inmygravenimage, though I ended up re-doing the flocking so it matched the rest of my army. (hope you don't mind graven)

My first attempt at a decent white (helmet for my Iron Clad dread).


Terminator helmet by BLACKHAND:




And the new heads cast (termie, bug and tech heads).


My Iron Clad:




Two newest Tranquility Snipers (sternguard):




And the group that's going to Adepticon together as a unit for the first time (note that I've misspelled Mantis in the pic... that's two-out-of-two times I've done this).


That, plus the work on the pod above should catch you up!

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Bristol

Small mantis badges (size that the other chapter badges that come with the pods are) on the doors and yellow wing recesses would look best imo [matches best with the amount of yellow on the RBs]

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Whats' so cool in addition to the painting is that you managed to do a great job of carrying the theme through your models . Impressive.

PS.. what a great sheathed knife/sword on your tranquality marine ( on the hip.. serious 2chuck use blade) where is that from?

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Lakewood, Ohio

Gits, beautiful work. It makes me want to get a better set up to continue my P&M blog.

I think if you added some "scorch" marks on the bottom of the pod or just the Mantis symbol on the sides would finish the pod. Beautiful work.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Vitruvian XVII wrote:Small mantis badges (size that the other chapter badges that come with the pods are) on the doors and yellow wing recesses would look best imo [matches best with the amount of yellow on the RBs]

That's 15 custom made badges for 3 pods... not going to happen. However... IF I can find all of my WST making stuff I can try producing a design, scanning it and making transfers out of it... that might happen. I like your idea Vit... just running out of time.

Solar_lion wrote:what a great sheathed knife/sword on your tranquality marine ( on the hip.. serious 2chuck use blade) where is that from?

That's from the marine scout set. I've been collecting scouts bits off the internet for my bikes and some other long-term projects... I just snagged this out of the pile as the design of his combimelta did not allow for the standard bayonet (though I did put one on his bolt pistol... just for fun).

@Joske: Thanks! Man I'm going to need a painting vacation when this is over...

@Alfndrate: I'll definitely add the scorch marks... will add the symbols if I can figure out an expedient way to do it.

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