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Hamburg, Germany

Current projects:

- Full heavily converted Delaque gang - Conversion status: 80%
- Full heavily converted gang of renegade hive miners (based on FW-Renegades) - Conversion status: 90%
- Full squad of heavily converted Ogryn slave miners (Renegade Ogryns) - Status: One down, two more to go.
- Huge industrial gaming table (aprox. 13.000 parts so far)

- Scratch build Inquisitor plus badass retinue
- Full gang of uphive mercenaries (based on Elysian droptroops)
- True scale marine kill team
- True scale scout kill team[/size]








Introduction:

Hi everybody,

I've been lurking around the dakka dakka forum for years now, but never saw a reason to register until now.
What changed my mind, was mainly the awesome and extremely inspirational blogs by Migsula, PDH and Shockwave.

I'm a crazy converter myself and after basicly giving up playing WH40k a couple of years ago, I've now moved back to where I feel I belong: letting my imagination go postal and not worrying about rules and whole armies that much.
By starting this blog I hope to help myself stay focussed on my projects, since I'm much more creative than disciplined most of the time, which as we all know leads to basicly nothing. Apart from forcing myself to work on my projects more continuously, I'm of course also hoping for lots of C&C.

The content of this blog will be mainly Necromunda related, since I'm currently the head of a heavily narrative Necromunda campaign. Our group consists of four people at the moment and I will try to show you some pics of all gangs involved, which means at least 4 gangs plus NPCs.
In addition there might be a truckload of scenery pics coming up, since we are currently working on a HUGE project to build a bigger, better, more appropriate gaming table for our Nec games.

The first bunch of pictures will show the two gangs I'm working on atm, even though they are mostly very, very WIP, since rewriting rules, coming up with stuff for the campaign, building a gaming table and converting and painting two gangs is a bit too much right now.
Since I can't get my hands on a proper camera atm, I'll have to take the pictures with a cheap-ass cam or like this first batch of pics with my cellphone. I hope you'll excuse the rather poor quality, I'll do my best to improve it for future posts.

So much for the usual wall of text, now let pictures do the talking:
(The pics are actually not as bad as they look here, check out my gallery for a closer look.)




As you can see my main gang is a Delaque one. They are called Serpentes Obscvri and I'm aiming for a slightly changed Delaque theme. In our campaign my gang is under contract with a, so far not revealed, but definetly very powerful Master. Therefore I want them to be a little more techy, so I'm choosing tech whenever they get a "choose any skilltable" advance. Of course I also want the miniatures to resemble the slight focus on tech and their slightly superior equipment. Which you can see on the first two pics, showing one of my favorite Gangers, Radius, my two Heavies, Scloppus and Nanus and my extremely WIP Leader, Lacerus.
Scloppus is actually the only one of these four who's ready to be painted. The others need some greenstuffing and some final bits to be attached (Nanus will have goggles and a rebreather and the ammo belt from his backpack to the minigun isn't in place yet. Radius needs GS and his sheathed sword on his right thigh. And Lacerus is supposed to carry a grenade launcher I'm still working on, and the former melter on his right arm will end up being an auto/assault gun.)




These pics show the core of my gang, even though there are still some guys missing, who aren't fully assembled yet, so I didn't want to show them. Most of the gangers aren't converted yet, but I'm planning to when they advance and get the right flavor to deserve the attention. Just like Perpetuus, my favorite ganger, who is currently getting his heavily customized infraredscope-hotshot-sniper-lasgun. Muhaha, I'll show you soon...
As you can see one of the shotgunwielders has a small backpack, which is actually a medikit if you look closer. I like to make the miniatures show as much of their game mechanics as possible, so when he got the medic skill, I added the pack, and will keep on doing so as the guys progress.




Last and also least, two of my juves and a dual-wielding ganger. All slightly converted. Weapon swap on the las pistol hand, which is now magnetized. Mini-conversion to make the stub pistol become the nice little autopistol thingy you can see now. As simple and disregardable as it is, this detail always makes smile. And on the running ganger weapon and head swap, nothing finalized yet. It's freaking hard to find a suitable head for him and I would like him to go double bolt pistol in the end.


So much for today. More to come soon.

Things to expect are: Better, more detailed pics of my Serpentes. Pics of my second gang, which are rebel sulfur miners, based on the FW renegades. Pics of the other two gangs in our campaign, which are a squad of mercenaries sent down from the spire to beat down the revolution and a gang of house ko'iron gladiators who accompany one of the princesses of ko'iron venturing into the underhive.

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Get 'em painted son! Looking nice so far, any chance of some closer photos?

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In the Wasteland

oooh, Necromunda AND delaque? Consider me subscribed. Nice work so far, from what I can see from it. Mind taking some better pics? Maybe a close up of each converted model?

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Hamburg, Germany

Thanks for the quick replies! Sure you will get higher quality close ups and a thousand hours of video footage in the member area... no wait this is not subscription porn.

Seriously, like I promised I will try to post better pics a.s.a.p. and I will also go into detail a bit more, individual photos, some info regarding each conversion and so on. If I find people are interested in the fluff as well, I will also happily go into detail about our campaign.

Have been working on that sniper I promised to show you, even though I'm afraid there aren't to many snipes for him to shoot in the underhive, so maybe the term "marksman" suits him better then the inflationary and kind of silly term "sniper". Aaanyway the blog already cast it's spell on me and he is close to completion. A bit of greenstuff here, some edged brass parts there and I expect him to be done before the weekend. So hang tight for some fingerlicking good necro flavor! Putting it like this it sounds disgusting, doesn't it...

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Noble of the Alter Kindred




United Kingdom

BORING not another Necro blog!!

welcome to the party Baiyuan!
Look forward to see the gangers develop

 
   
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terra

looking forward to seeing some of these guys painted up.


 
   
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Exeter

Nice use of heresy miniatures! This looks promising, so consider me subbed.

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Like I promised some much better pics of scloppus. So C&C can actually begin now, because you can finally "C" something to comment on.

(btw Do you normally let the gallery "auto adjust" your pics? It improved the contrast slightly and looked a bit more crisp, still not sure about it though.)
(Just asked myself another thing: Is it me, or are the pics you link from the gallery not the same as in the gallery, they should be way bigger, but there is now zoom option in the thread.)

About the mini:
Scloppus, Secundus, Gravis Armaturae
One of two Heavies in my Delaque Gang "Serpentes Obscvri". As I mentioned earlier I aim for a touch of high tech on this gang. The overall paintjob will be gritty, worn, torn and weathered anyway since high tech you bring to the hive won't stay high tech for long. But I'll go for a "used, but cared for" look on guns and important equipment, since I'm picturing my spy boys to be a kind of brotherhood, chapter or order. I mean they are bald, disliked by all other gangs, they have this assassin flavor, it all screams killer monks to me. Therefore all names, ranks and terms are latin, they will probably have no names on there bases, but roman numbers on their heads and lots ot ritual snake tattoos all over their body.



As you can see, the mini is the normal heavy stubber mini everybody uses, with some modifications. The stubber was replaced by Brakhar's and got some customizations: Skulls trimmed off, barrel stabilizer replaced by a plain one. Crude looking bullet belt replaced by classy drum magazine. Simple RDS on top. New more aggressive looking muzzle. Bipod added. Streak of empty shells added for more dynamic/cinematic look (I ork sprues) and yes I drilled the shells open one by one, even thought about sculpting some smoke on them. Might also add a muzzle flash, but the stubber is already pretty long, and I still need to play with this guy.



Here you can see his backup autorifle (I do like drum magazines, who doesn't?) and another mod on his gun, a wristmounted targeter, that connects to the electronics in front of the mag. So far Scloppus didn't really get any scopes, but it looks great, and I want to be prepared.



IG back pack, catachan me thinks, knife cut off, rifle added. (If you look close you can see that I used a magnet here, because I might have to move some basic weapons around now and then. I think it won't show once it's painted. What do you think? Too obvious?)
I also added a pouched spare drum magazine, added some straps of GS as you can see...



..here.



And the last shot.

Scloppus is ready for a lick of paint, but I'm afraid that will have to wait, because...
a) I'm painting the other gang at the moment.
b) I couldn't decide on a color for the cloaks yet.

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Looks great, glad to have more creative necro convertors to admire. Good strat mate will be watching !
   
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Looking groovy baby!
Like the links/spent cases.

How did you do that please?
Need to steal for my Delague steampunk heavy with sawn off Vickers.

 
   
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Exeter

I'm very impressed!

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Hamburg, Germany

I'm very impressed!

I'm glad you like it.
Like the links/spent cases. How did you do that please?

No magic involved, Chibi. Those chains of spent cases come with many ork sprues, like I implied. These exact ones are from the lootaz box. The tricky part was inserting a pin, to make it a bit more sturdy and drilling holes into each shell. I actually messed it up on one of the last shells, ripped it open, bit a piece out of my table and went on greenstuffing it back to normal.

On ork sprues:
I bought almost all new ork plastic boxes for the bits. They are absolutely lovely and especially for my imagination of steampunk and necromunda they work great. You will see them a whole bloody lot in this blog. I think it's just important to use only very small parts of each kit, not a whole gun for example.

Which indirectly leads to something else, I was just trying to finish my sniper (can't find the damn goggles I wanted to put on his belt), when stumbled across one of the renegade ogryns, who immediately became a new project. An enslaved ogryn from the mines, who will side with the other rebels in the final battles of our campaign (which is luckily still quite a way to go).
I planned to use one of those for the rebels quite a while (btw the name of the gang is "los espantajos") and I have a full squad of ogryns lying on some shelf just because I couldn't say "No" to those sexy little buggers, buuuut I didn't have a spark of genius on this one.
It seemed to obvious and swapping one of the weapons for one of the great nob axes has been done a million times too. In addition I don't like the concept of hired guns at all. If I want miniatures who don't gather xp e.g. don't develop and which I only choose for their ingame advantages, I'm playing 40k. So it got postponed until now, but today it struck me...

It will be this one, but instead of the pick he will wield a waaghbike for a weapon. Sounds strange? You will see when I'm done, so stay tuned...

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H'why, something along these lines?
[Thumb - DSCN0192.jpg]


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Like it, but no, not actually. When I'm done with the bike, you will hardly recognize it. The mysterious art of confusion... I mean... conversion!
(Makes me think of the crazy scottish hotel owner from "little brittain". YEeeeessss!!!)

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The cold reaches of space

Oh wow... great Heresy minis and the oldschool Delaques- these guys were my personal gang and favored sons during my run with Necromunda...

The work on that heavy is sickeningly good. The shells are a nice touch- I can't wait to see the paint scheme on these guys. Have you thought of a color scheme for your gang?

Keep it up- I'll be watching this thread for more inspiration!

 
   
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@ Izanagi: Thank you very much for the kind words. "Sickeningly good" is quite a flattering evaluation, more so since it is not a complex conversion. If you dig Scloppus, Nanus (based on the Heresy Minigunner) will make you wet your pants. But he needs some final touches, the grip on his minigun needs more volume, his face and more prominently goggles need to be redone and there are some fotoedged parts not yet attached.

The paint scheme really is what keeps me from painting. Back in my 40k days it sometimes took me years to decide on a scheme. So I'm really trying to prevent that here and I'm very open for suggestions.

My thoughts on the paintjob so far:

1. Quality: What quality to paint the models in? Showcase or tabletop? Some of my conversions I love so much, that I feel the urge to go to town on the paintjob. On the other hand I really need to get them done and there is tons of other stuff to do for the campaign.

2. General appearance: Necromunda is pure filth! If it's not dirty it's not Necromunda. I want to have lots of weathering, washed out colors on some parts, paint chipping off, rust and all the other lovely stuff. But Delaque are not Scavvies, so I'll need to strike a happy mean here. So juves will get those badly maintained crap guns, while my Leaders custom made nade launcher looks a little too epic and mastercrafted atm. More like it's worthy of an inquisitor, so the PJ would need to follow the mini. Not sure how far to go towards that direction.

3. Flavor: Delaque neither wear bright brown suede coats, nor screaming-red ones! Looking around at CMON or googling for Delaques, I almost only found gangs that sucked. Bad choice of colors, bad paintjob. Delaque are spies and hitmen, who lurk in the shadows. Hence they need a similarly dark scheme.

4. Coats: So for the coats I consider a really dark blue or green. Plain black would be a bit boring, and is a pain in the ass to paint convincingly. Dark grey coats would look like I can't do black and it would take away the option of some dust for weathering. ("Dust, anyone? Dust? Dust? Low on fat or high on fat? Dust? Dust?)
So I'm stuck with blue or green. Painting them green I'm afraid to make them look like a) guardsmen b) woodelves, so it's actually only blue left. I started to paint a testjuve in vallejos dark sea blue, it seems quite ok, but I'm not sure yet.

5. Matrix: By which I don't mean shiny coats, but a rather pale and small range of colors. I totally dig paintjobs using just a few similar colors, but I totally lack the experience here. Just don't want them to look like 2nd edition space marines.

6. Weapons: Just like the coats, any dark color and definetely not plain "blood red". Will have a mix here, depending on the weapons style and source. Standard lasguns might get a military look. Heavy and special weapons will look like unique pieces. So I don't plan to give the weapons a common look, because I picture the gangers taking care of their armament themselves, so each weapon is somebodys baby and has a different origin. The rest will link them as gang the weapons will make them a bit more individual.


Thats it, just from the top of my head. Please comment, share your own ideas, and criticize where possible.

Some examples for my (admittedly high) goals:

What I don't want:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v667/Alien_nest/necromundadelaque.jpg
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics8/img42b25e8f68fcb.jpg
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/img3dc8564699d04.jpg

What I'd like:
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics13/img4a6234e05b71d.jpg
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics14/img4ba2bfa3d803f.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6535/grenadiervonkrieg12.jpg
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics14/img4c7a78bab69c7.jpg
http://coolminiornot.com/pics/pics14/img4c402c5cbc330.jpg
Just recognized the blueish coats on the last link would be perfect, even though my blending will be nowhere near that smooth. But hey, Arsies won a GD with it

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Busy week, but I still found some time to work on my minis. My lasgun sniper is still not finished, because I have no damn idea where I put the binoculars I wanted to put on his belt. The ogryn slave on the other hand is turning out even better than I expected. His hands have been replaced and getting them in the right position was a bit tricky, but I did it. The conversion of the waaghbike is almost done, and it looks way better than I would have imagined. Last big step on the weapon will involve some ours of plasticcard-carving, but hey someone's gotta do it.

Still no idea where this is going? OK, I'll give you a hint: "Lightyear"

Looking forward to show you, will put some hours in him tomorrow, might be enough to show you some. Stay tuned...

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Right. Where to start? The first pictures I am gutted by. I can see the work that's gone into them, based on your later shots I can imagine how good the conversions are likely to be, but the zoom is juuuuuuust not good enough to see em in detail. I understand the camera issues, but it's such a tease!

Your campaign sounds like it's going to be exciting. Switching sides and complicated subplots are vital to necro, and I heartily approve of the hired gun ban. I'm excited to see how your ogryn will turn out as well!

Scloppus really looks the part, especially if you were going for a 'techy' vibe. I don't recognise a lot of the parts you've used, which I always respect in a decent conversion The only thing I would maybe consider is some kind of strap for the gun if it's looking a little long, but that's more a personal thing, and really that's just me looking for something to criticise! The spent shell casings in particular are a work of art (and a miracle of patience, too, I'd imagine), and I'm really looking forward to seeing him painted up!

In terms of the paint scheme, I'm afraid I can't really help, as I feel like it's very much in the realms of personal choice. If you don't love it, odds are other people won't. If you're interested in really well done schemes with a narrow pallete though, be sure to check out some of Migsula's work.

Hope some of my rambling was at least a little helpful, and keep up the awesome modelling!

Scarp

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Excellent blog writing style Mate, liking it so far. With regards to colour scheme i would have a quick look through the games workshop website, which models do you really like the paint scheme for? Base your scheme on that. My dark eldar were even more random, i just suddenly plumped for two colurs and it ended up looking pretty good, so my advice is; just pick something.

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Always good to see another Necromunda/=I=munda log! Your conversions look really nice but I hope you can get some close up pics before you begin painting as I'd like a closer look of the work you've done so far.

As for the painting, I'm looking forward to what your take on the Delaque turns out like. I can't say blue would be my choice, but you've obviously put alot of thought into the color scheme. I think perhaps a grey-blue with a real subtle tone like the Cawdor you linked would look great. I like to imagine delaques almost blending into the mist/fog/smoke of the underhive. I think an almost ghostlike or ethereal look, if done well, could been really awesome. Anyway, whatever you come up with I'm sure it will be cool!

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Thx to everybody taking time to comment!

@Scarper
I understand the camera issues, but it's such a tease!

As you can see on Scloppus future pics won't be qualifying as a wallpaper, but you will be able to see what you need to see. I didn't intend to, but right now I like the teasing sneak peek effect of it, if I showed you everything on one glance there wouldn't be much reason for you to come back here now and then to leave some sweet sweet C&C for me.
Your campaign sounds like it's going to be exciting.

Once I finished some of the most urgent projects I'll make sure to translate our storyline as far as it has evolved (which is something like 15pages so far).
I heartily approve of the hired gun ban.

I'm actually just looking for a way to use hired guns on a regular basis, gaining xp, being a more or less constant member of your gang. Problem is I can already picture an ogryn bodyguard in EVERY gang participating, so it's not going to happen soon. Plus additional advances on a powerful hired gun might turn out a certain gamebreaker pretty quickly I think. Right now I think I'll just throw them in if it suits the scenario, most probably towards the final battles.
I don't recognise a lot of the parts you've used, which I always respect in a decent conversion

Thanks, thats actually a common discipline between one of the other players and me, "guess the bits". I agree that it really adds to creating a well-rounded character not to be able to say "Ah, thats an ork gun." at first glance.
some kind of strap for the gun if it's looking a little long

You found one of his weak spots. He was initially planned to wear a gyromounted harness to lighten up the mighty gun. (Think of Vascez and Reinhards smartguns from Aliens.) I actually cancelled that plan, when I was a good way into building it, because I wanted to have it on my autocannon heavy I started building for the future possibility of becoming rich. I'll think about it, you definitely got a point here.
Migsula's work

As I wrote in my very first post, Migsulas work was one of the reasons for me to write this blog and I dare say I know all of his work.

@Perkustin
Excellent blog writing style Mate

Really? I'm not fishing for compliments here (not more than writing a blog does anyways), but I'm really curious to hear what you especially like about it, since I would reckon my style was kind of random, from the top of my head writing.
just pick something

That seriously is a great advice, no irony involved. Problem is, the more I've fallen in love with a miniature, its story and conversion, the more unsure I'm about the paintjob. That's also why I had a therapy-army back in my 40k days. Plain Necrons, as little conversion as possible, only buy what you can paint up in near future, choose a colorscheme right from the start and stick with it. That was really freaking hard for me, it's against (my) nature.

@cadaver
I'd like a closer look of the work

Fear not! I hate people who just show you the finished mini. The status before basecoating is at least as interesting as the final product, in my opinion.
you've obviously put alot of thought into the color scheme

That's part of my problem as wrote some lines earlier.
I like to imagine delaques almost blending into the mist/fog/smoke of the underhive.

Me too, the ultimate goal is to combine the arrogance of delaques with their subtlety at work. For my gang leader I'm considering to have his coat two-colored, dark blackish blue on the outside like everybody else, but a bright blueish white on the inside. Fine feathers make fine birds, one has to show what he has got.
ghostlike or ethereal look

Not sure yet how far my painting skills will take on this aspect, but it's kind of what I had in mind. That's where the gangs name came from. Serpentes Obscvri, direct translation "shadowy/ghostlike snakes/serpents". I considered "wraith serpents" before going latin, but it sounded to much like eldar, plus I think the latin sounds much better.

Ok so much for the replying.

Time for an Update
Put the Ogryn on hold for today, because I want the sniper to be done first. He will actually take like 30min more to finish, so I can see an awesome update with lots of pictures coming in tomorrow. With some spare GS I finished a quick berserker juve for the rebels, he might be in the update as well.
The ogryn will follow some time next week. I said it before I'll say it again, I'm blown away by how nice the initial idea turned out.

By the way, did anyone recognize my hint? Wasn't that hard to guess, since we are all playing with "toys", or was it?

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Well well well....being name checked in a dakka subscription As we all know I'm quite partial to Necromunda blogs...it also helps having interesting pictures and ideas. The first couple of pictures are such a tease Baiyuan and I got totally suckered in, it was enough for me to want to see more. The picture of Scloppus really improves the blog and I'm now waiting on the painting. I like the effort you've gone to on individualising the stubber...drilling out is so important and doing all the spent cases . Consider me subscribed.

Thanks Scrazza, if I hadn't been for blog stalking you and seeing what you'd been commenting on I would have missed this.

Now over to Scarper's to tell him how cool his woolly hat is.

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@PDH: Gotcha! Now I've got to catch me a Migsula, heard its one of the strongest dakkamons... (sorry couldn't resist) Thanks for the kind words, your blog being an inspiration for mine, I'm especially glad you like my stuff.

Are you ready? Are you really ready? Ok, here he comes!


Perpetuus, Quintus, Veterano
My favorite Ganger, fifth member of the Serpentes Obscvri brotherhood. He was around from the beginning and already had his share of advances, which brought him BS+1, Rapid Fire: Lasgun, Marksman. His equipment consists of a lasgun fitted with infrared sights. Kind of a nice setup, pew pew.

I tried to show everything on the model, so he has a customized lasgun to show his dedication to it, hence two shots.
The scope obviously is the infrared sight, but it also symbolizes him being able to pick targets.
The extended barrel stands for his ability to shoot at targets 36" away.
The miniature also features some things he will get when they become available, most prominently the big hot-shot laspack on his back, as backup sidearm some kind of pistol.
Some things are just there for visual appeal: Clipline, Grenades, Knife, Red dot sight. If I stumble over them I'll be temted to give them to him, but I'm not planning it so far.

In general I'm sticking to the hightech style here, again the paintjob will feature lots of weathering, don't want them to look like cyberninjas.

The conversion took a lot of time. It all started with one of the two things I HATE about the classic delaques: They are all wearing fething ammo belts! So you can never have too much ammo right? But what is the use of some 7,62mm in a LASGUN??? Yeah, thats right check it out they all have that, lasguns and ammo belts, it's slowed. (btw the second thing are the huge hands, they are waaay bigger than sm hands, and marine wear armor.)

So the plan was to remove the ammo and replace it by a simple belt.
I also don't really like the classic lasguns, they look crude and in this case it didn't even have a magazine or something, so I cut off the barrel and the standard sights, just leaving body, stock and grip. I had the awesome new barrel lying around and Perpetuus just got his marksman skill, so I thought "grooovy".
The new barrel had an extra grip at the back (the trigger is still there you can see it in the pictures) so I simply sanded down the grip and made it into a connector for some type of magazine. I initially thought about using catridges like the ones of the sm needle rifles, though I liked the look, I restrained from doing it, because I'll keep that for the moment I can buy a needle rifle. (Gimme, gimme, gimme! They are just sooooo delaque!)
The idea to connect a cable came up and bam there we are putting together a hot-shot pack that deserves the name. (As an alternative to shooting he can shortcurcuit it and blow up the spiral gates. ) Who can guess what it was made of?
The rest was pretty straight forward, addes scope, looked for possible equipment, tried some binoculars, didn't look right. Did the belts and straps with GS, added some fotoedged details (fething expensive but you gotta love the touch it adds) and finally added the RDS just because I had that idea about this bit for a while. Almost forgot the last detail, it was a pain in the ass but worth it: I wanted a smaller muzzle inside the actual muzzle, so I took a cannula snipped it of, took some plyers to unflatten it a bit, filed one end clean and inserted it. (Sounds simple took 1h to get it right ) But then DONE!

I hope you enjoy:
(Please also comment on the two types of fotos. Which ones do you like better? Yellow or blue? The yellow ones were shot using autosense light setting, the others using the artificial lighting setting. No flash in both cases of course.)

















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PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
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I'm liking the turning on its side of the vix pack- I generally just clip some of the antennae for my storm troopers and call it good, but that's a pretty cool way to have a nice belt held power pack. And the rest of him is cool as well, especially with all that you seem to have done to that poor lasrifle.

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Thx Kaesar, you got the first component, lower half of a cadian command squad vox-pack. Leaves two more parts to be identified. Have fun...

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Scarper: "That is incredibly detailed...shows an attention to detail that goes beyond anyone you'll fight."
The Good Green: "Ok, That is incredible. Such attention to detail... I'm convinced you would benefit from a straight jacket ;~P Thanks for raising the bar."
PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
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LOL - Dakkamons

I really want to see these guys painted. Other than being weathered have you considered what colours you plan to do the coats? Have they all been to Matalan (low cost bulk bought fashion chain) and bought the same Jacket or have they gone out individually to a variety of retailers and bought jackets in an assortment of colours to match their personalities?

Personally I think a variety of colours would look better. Light and dark browns, grey, black and maybe a nice dark navy blue? Perhaps to link the group together you could use some spot colours here and there?

I think I prefer the blue white photographs. As for Dakka auto adjusting pictures I've found I have to decide on a picture by picture basis. If it looks bad I just delete and upload again choosing the other option.

The Cadian vox unit is so good for power packs and I whole heartedly agree with your take on the ork sprues (I love the nob sprue). I recognise that vent from some place. Tau or possibly something like a baneblade kit? Or is it City of Death terrain? The lasgun is excellent, good model.

Go paint!

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The sniper looks top , like what you did with his backpack, i have seen that done before and every time i think i should do that some day. oue got a great attention to detail ethic, and i love the fact that you hav given a reason behind ever addon.
any thought about the colour of the goggles . i was looking at monkey trolls cyberorks and noticed he has given one individual lenses 3d like or transmetropolitan style think something like that adds a lot of individuality.
   
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He's looking ace! The wire looping his arm is a really nice touch, and the powerpack is excellent - I can't identify the other parts, but nice use of the vox caster, it looks great on its side like that. I enjoy the little details like the knife placement, and I always think those wire loops off the scout sprue really give a model a 'professional' kind of feel. Nice work all round!

As for the photos, I think the blue artificial light ones are better for showing off a conversion - the increased contrast lets you see all the gubbins a lot better. That same setting will wreck a paintjob though.

One question though - the resin bases. Are they hollow at the bottom (like the GW plastic ones), or a single block? I'm just interested in how they stand on uneven terrain.

Keep it up, this is a great blog so far

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@PDH
what colours you plan to do the coats?

As mentioned before I'm thinking of a very dark blue. Think "dark sea blue" as a base, flat highlights since I don't want the coats to look like vinyl or latex, so no matrix/fetish style. I've read most of the necromunda novels and Delaque coats are often described as being overly intensive black, literally absorbing the light. In miniature terms that would be awful and look bad, so I'm not going there, but I definitely want them to look dark and ghostly.
I'll post my sample juve for discussion as soon as the coat is done (trying to do it today).
assortment of colours

Nice idea, but thats more what I will do on their clothes, not the coats. I imagine that when a Juve gets his coat handed over from the leader, it is a big moment for him. Taking my latin monky brotherhood theme into account this would be more like a ceremony. Think of modern day street gangs, there always is an initiation rite. On their pants and shirts there will be a lot of variety, so they will look linked but not uniform.
I recognise that vent from some place.

Haha, the vent, no Tau, no IG, no COD. It's Orks again, sawn off of some choppa, they almost all have a ventilation at the bulk of the blade.
I prefer the blue white photographs

To be fair those also have been autoadjusted, the yellow ones haven't, cause I figured it didn't work that well on them. Maybe I didn't create equal conditions here.
Go paint!

Will do!

@Neil101
Thx for the kind words.
colour of the goggles

I've seen the green/red thing on some delaques too...

It does look diffrent, I really like that, but I wouldn't want my boys to run around with 3Dglasses on. Also I will draw a line between normal photo visors and goggles that have more impact on the game, like infrared goggles or somthing. I'm planning to give the scout goggles to some of my men and I will go for two different colors there, but those won't be red and green I reckon. I also consider changing colors for the goggles from mini to mini, it's like shades you get them in all colors. Thanks for bringing it up though, because I think it really breaks that boring routine, where its hard to tell Delaques apart.

@Scarper
I enjoy the little details like the knife placement

Glad you recognized, I thought as he is looking like a specialist, he wouldn't stow away his weapons just anywhere, he would do it for immediate access. Both knife and pistol are accessable with one quick motion while holding the rifle in his right hand. To be totally honest this didn't work out exactly as I planned, the angles aren't 100% right, but I told myself not to be too narrowminded.

Besides there is a real blooper on the pics, when I was editing the fotos, I recognized that the wire loop bit was standing out awkwardly, the pouch hanging in thin air, which obviously wasn't intended. I ran up to the attic where my workshop is and I could fix it before the GS fully cured. So now the pouch, clip line and grenades all follow the arc of the GS strap again and look like they are attached to it.
Such things happen when you are so greedy to show the world, that you don't take the time to let the putty cure.
give a model a 'professional' kind of feel

Isn't it strange? It is so often just one little piece that can steer the atmosphere of a model in a different direction. I initially didn't plan to use it, because I didn't want him to have grenades, so he looks like a specialized marksman. But when I was swapping around different equip layouts the clipline became an immediate "must-have". Everything else could have been replaced, but this part really added to the credibilty. In addition every good sniper likes wire+grenades. Always nice to have some booby traps covering your back.
Nice to see some people appreciate that kind of love for the detail.
The resin bases. Are they hollow at the bottom?

They are not, they come as one massive piece. I've put in some magnets for transportation. On difficult terrain I will have to use some plumbers play-doh (What was the brand name for that stuff? I forgot.) to make them stay in place, but thats safer anyway, since the old metal minis are perfect for rumbling through your scenery like in boulder dash and damage both their own and the scenery's paintjob.
Keep it up, this is a great blog so far

Thank you, Sir. Glad you enjoy it, I do as well.

Now for the hard part:
Who can identify the last bit on the battery pack? It is the little metal part. I'd bet you've all seen it a million times before.
Also, I'm still sad nobody got lured in by my hint about the warbike as weapon ogryn. Don't make the little ork faces cry more! Come on! ...LIGHTYEAR... nobody? *sigh*

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The Good Green: "Ok, That is incredible. Such attention to detail... I'm convinced you would benefit from a straight jacket ;~P Thanks for raising the bar."
PDH: "Yeah Bloody Baiyuan's Bloody eye for detail . Bet he doesn't sig that one"
PDH: "I'm not saying anything that you might sig against me. Made that mistake before!"
PDH: "Thanks for joining Dakka and spoiling us with your work. "
 
   
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I'm thinking maybe a Toy Story reference, but I really don't see how that could fit, so I wasn't going to say anything. Still, I can't stand to see a grown ork cry...

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