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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all,


Well the Imperial Guard project is going much faster than expected (here it is http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/346410.page). So I figure it is time to start planning the next project.

My son is two-and-a-half and can't get enough Toy Story 1, 2, & 3 (or any Pixar movie). He takes his Buzz Lightyear plush toy EVERYWHERE. So in an effort to indoctorinate him to the joys of table top miniature wargaming the current plan is to make a Space Marine army based on Buzz Lightyear and Star Command. It's not a very orginal idea, but my son will love it and it will be fun to put together.

Here is the original Space Ranger


My takes on Space Ranger
Variant 1


Variant 2


Variant 3


Variant 4


Okay, due to constraints of the SM Painter there are a few changes needed like purple soles, white fingers w/ purple tips, etc. I'll have to make decals or something with the "SR" for the shoulder pads. Which variant to use? One or two or possibly another variant?

I won't be doing any LEDs to make lasers even though that would be really frickin sweet, but it is waaaayyy to much work. Instead I'll use a translucent red rod in place of the gun barrel on bolters, pistols, etc.

Backpacks are another issue. I'm debating between using jump packs and standard backpacks. I will not be converting wings onto every model (see LED). Jump packs help keep the feel of falling with style but limits the army list. Which leads to ...
... do I use vanilla marines or go "counts as". If jump packs are used than Blood Angels make sense but the idea of an all jump pack army is not very appealing. Fielding a competetive army is way down the list of reasons why to choose particular models/units but I don't want to field a cream puff as well. I've been doing a little wiki-research about the back story and it looks like this will be a minimal vehicle list.

Anyway if anyone cares to share ideas, thoughts, painting tips, whatever please feel free.

Thanks and take care

Edited to add a couple of suggested variants.

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San Diego, CA

This is effing awesome. I can't believe no-one's thought of it before!

I think Variant 1's torso armor with Variant 2's shoulders would look best.

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Bernard, float over here so I can punch you. 
   
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Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine




Minnesota, USA

v.1 with white shoulder pads would be the best I think so i said other.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxXS0vLSlU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-u-byDwqVS8
 
   
Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain







Gearhead wrote:This is effing awesome. I can't believe no-one's thought of it before!



Actually, someone has. http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Space%20Rangers I should have used the search function earlier

And I will be stealing some of his ideas. Though I'm torn between pure humor and grimdark humor

Thanks.

Take care
   
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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker






Not sure if you've seen this, but I think this is cool. Maybe it'll give you some ideas.


   
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In ur base, sniping ur doodz

There is also this:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/15246-.html

Aquaterry

"Insert witty comment here..."
My Project Log, now with extra randomness!
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/356017.page 
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







lionfire wrote:Not sure if you've seen this, but I think this is cool. Maybe it'll give you some ideas.



Aquaterry wrote:There is also this:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/15246-.html

Aquaterry



I had not seen those. Thanks.

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Implacable Skitarii





Jordaniastan

This is pure awesomeness, and i can't wait to see the army start to form up (definitely following this one)

You should have angelus boltguns as the wrist mounted lasers.


 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks





San Francisco, CA

Yeah, this is gonna be awesome. I think the white torso with green symbol is better.

I hadn't seen the Space Marine Lightyear art, but the mini I managed to find a while back. Brilliant conversion and art. Super awesome army theme!

   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Da Big Mek wrote:This is pure awesomeness, and i can't wait to see the army start to form up (definitely following this one)

You should have angelus boltguns as the wrist mounted lasers.

Unfortunately it will be a couple of months before anything is painted The guard project is going fast but not that fast. Are those the bolters on the Gray Knights?


The Good Green wrote:I think the white torso with green symbol is better.

I'm leaning that direction too. I am still torn between v3 and v4 (suggested by gearhead and gman).

Also I'm thinking of converting the metal Dark Angels shoulder pads to match the picture posted by lionfire.

Thanks and take care
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





San Diego, California

Just make sure you make your Assault Marines have the Buzz Lightyear jetpack.

2000 pts 
   
Made in us
Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all

Well it came down to one big tie. 10 for v1. 10 for v2. a couple of options were added later and v4 received a couple of votes.

The next question. Should I limit the sources of inspiration to Buzz Lightyear and Star Command or open it to any character appearing in any Toy Story movie?

I was thinking using drop pods done as Mr. Potato Head and maybe a chaplin painted as Sheriff Woody.
If anyone has suggestions I am more than open to hearing them.

Thanks and take care
   
Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Nice idea for a theme Looking forward to your future inspirations!

Can you fit a jump pack to a Carnosaur/cold one?

Regarding colour scheme I like the #4 myself. The white shoulder pads just look a bit cleaner. Also Angelus boltguns are the Blood Angel version. I think grey knights all have storm bolters, rather than standard bolters.

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

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
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Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra


this looks like it could be fun.

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Dipping With Wood Stain







Flinty wrote:Nice idea for a theme Looking forward to your future inspirations!

Can you fit a jump pack to a Carnosaur/cold one?

Regarding colour scheme I like the #4 myself. The white shoulder pads just look a bit cleaner. Also Angelus boltguns are the Blood Angel version. I think grey knights all have storm bolters, rather than standard bolters.


Thanks!
I was thinking maybe a dreadnought with very short arm as Rex and Hamm as a techmarine
I am leaning towards v4 too (thanks gman).


shingouki wrote:this looks like it could be fun.

Holy Cow! Legendary thread?
Well, nothing like putting a little pressure to perform.

If anyone cares to share modeling painting ideas please feel free.

Thanks and take care
   
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Fareham

Assault squad SGT:


   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all,

Thanks for the input.

Here is a sample army list. Call it a first draft because there is plenty of time and room for things to change.

The Space Rangers are a successor chapter of Blood Angels

Buzz Lightyear - Captain w/ power fist (x2), jump pack.

Sheriff Woody & Bullseye - Epistolary w/ might of heroes, sanguine sword, bike

Rex - Furioso Dreadnought w/ blood talons, xtra armor

Mr. Potato Head - Dreadnought w/ heavy flamer, assault cannon, xtra armor, drop pod

Army Men - Scout Squad - Scout (x5) w/ missile launcher, bolters

Hamm (airship) - Stormraven w/ xtra armor

(x3) Tactical Squad - Marine (x10) w/ drop pod, meltagun, power fist

Assault squad - Marine (x5) w/ inferus pistol, power fist

Total points 1,845

Any thoughts?
I haven't used space marines in many years and haven't seen or read much about blood angels. Game play effectiveness is not the most important consideration, but I don't want to field a cream puff.

Thanks and take care
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all


I have the majority of the models, parts, items, etc here and ready to go.

I've ordered a bunch of Dark Angel shoulder pads for the left arm and am still debating what to use for the right arm. I'm thinking about matching right shoulder pads to marking on Drop pod so I could use blood angels, ragnars company, ultramarines or one of the other pieces in the drop pod box set.

Sheriff Woody can ride a bike painted like Bullseye or ride a horse. I am still working this idea. The bike makes it easier for opponents to figure out what is what, but a horse would look better.

I will make Flying-Buzz packbacks out of sheet styrene for Buzz and the assault squad.

I plan on making a few test models in the next couple of weeks.

Also included is another version of Space Ranger armor. I've painted the Eagle blue to match the Space Rangers chest insignia. I am still undecided which way to go.

Here are the pics and description of what is going to be what

Any thoughts, ideas, criticisms are appreciated.

Thanks and take care
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Space Ranger v5

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The "Stuff"

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The Lasers pew-pew-pew

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Parts for Rex - the styrene will be covering the Furioso to make it look more dinosaur-like. I may use sentinel legs to make the arms look even shorter.

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Some shoulder pad options.

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Bitz Box One

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Bitz

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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all.

I have begun assembling the army

Rex is first on the project log. It is a furisoso dreadnought with blood talons. I plan on covering the majority of him with coblestone shaped sheet styrene to give the feel of dinosaur skin.

The following pictures show the progress so far (as little as it is). I plan on filling the gaps or use dissolvent to close them. Does anyone have any ideas for "eyes"? I was thinking of using some spare Tau bits with senors and such. Also, I haven't decided what or if there will be any iconography.

Any comments, suggestions, critiques are appreciated.

Thanks and take care
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Component parts

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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all,

Okay, here are a few more WIP pics of Rex.

Still need to cover the lower part of the arms and add blood talons.

the last pics are of the torso-to-legs connector. I don't know if I'll glue it or leave it.

thanks and take care
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Arms

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Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge





Minnesota, USA

Sweet mother of pancakes! That is a nice bitz box arsenal.

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Mechanicum W:4 L:2 D:1


 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Over the Cuckoos Nest

First of all, I think this is an awesome project that you've started. The cobblestone surface will look perfect for Rex's 'skin'.

albinoork wrote:
Does anyone have any ideas for "eyes"?

I googled some pictures of Rex toys, and what struck me about the eyes is how small they are and how they're set back into the skull. I'm thinking you replicate the normal sarcophagus slit opening, but make it just a like bit larger and add two little GS dots inside the slit opening. I'd put the slit either in the same place as the original, or slightly higher up to visual reference Rex's long nose.

Also, personally I think the green chest skull/wings look getter than the light blue.

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ChrisWWII wrote:
My reaction to this thread is still 'Why, Flying Spaghetti Monster, why?"

asimo77 wrote
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Sir Pseudonymous wrote
A pasty, barrel shaped, acid-drooling, balding mutant wearing the jumpsuit version of an Abrams.
 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Excellent idea with the cobblestone styrene.

Watching this, keep it up.

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Grass4hopper wrote:First of all, I think this is an awesome project that you've started. The cobblestone surface will look perfect for Rex's 'skin'.

I googled some pictures of Rex toys, and what struck me about the eyes is how small they are and how they're set back into the skull. I'm thinking you replicate the normal sarcophagus slit opening, but make it just a like bit larger and add two little GS dots inside the slit opening. I'd put the slit either in the same place as the original, or slightly higher up to visual reference Rex's long nose.

Also, personally I think the green chest skull/wings look getter than the light blue.



Thanks.

I noticed the same thing too. I will give your idea, regarding the eyes, a try.

Yeah, the green looks better IMHO.

Thanks and take care
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all,

Rex is done! At least regarding assembly
Of course, if someone presents a cool idea there is still room and time to make changes.

I finished covering the arms.
The weapons are magnetized to provide some options.
Thanks to Grass4hopper for the eyes suggestion . I really like how it turned out.

Next up -- Army men!

Thanks and take care

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Covered arm

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Leg before

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Leg after

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Arms with magnetized weapons

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Rex complete

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Rex complete

   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all.

Work has started on Army Men. This will be a scout squad with a missile laucher and a veteran sargent. His left arm is magnetized and will have a few different options.

I am strongly considering using Pig Iron heads instead of scout heads. It looks like the Pig heads are just a bit smaller than the scout heads, but not small enough to keep me from using them.

I have one minesweeper and two will have parachutes.

Thanks and take care
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Scout head or Pig Iron head?

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Minesweeper

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Vet Sarge with power fist

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





Auckland, New Zealand

This is really cool mate, can't wait to show my son, he will LOVE it!
Keep up the fantastic work, look forward to the future installments.

"I have two hands, therefore, I can hold two shovels"


 
   
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Stabbin' Skarboy





Over the Cuckoos Nest

Everything look great I really love the minesweeper. It really gives it that classic Army Man look.

Personally I like the Pig Iron heads better, I think the helmets are important to the Army Man look.

ChrisWWII wrote:
My reaction to this thread is still 'Why, Flying Spaghetti Monster, why?"

asimo77 wrote
Then we're all going down in a blaze of glory and ork milk

Sir Pseudonymous wrote
A pasty, barrel shaped, acid-drooling, balding mutant wearing the jumpsuit version of an Abrams.
 
   
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Dipping With Wood Stain







Hi all

Here are a few pics of the squad now with Army Men heads and a pic of the veteran sargent's combi-melta.

Thanks and take care
[Thumb - IMG_1264.JPG]
Army Men

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Minesweeper with Army Men head

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Vet Sarge w/ Power Fist and Army Men head

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Vet Sarge w/ Combi-Melta and Army Men head

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Vet Sarge w/ Combi-Melta and Army Men head

   
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Imperial Embassy

wow, just wow. i'm envious

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