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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Well, this is my first thread here on Dakka(not counting introductions), just thought I'd share some of the things I'm working on. Everything is in a state of work in progress, but eventually I hope to have it all done. Let me know what you think.

Note, this is my first time attempting to take pics, so I apologize for any poor picture quality.

I still have a bit more greenstuff work to do to him, I need to finish the exhaust stacks and disguise the toothpick shoulder spikes (make them less obvious as toothpicks) but he's on his way.
I also have a Landraider I've been working on for about a month now that is in about the same stage of conversion, except that I just started the greenstuff on it.
Also a couple of squads of Chaos Marines and Terminators... plus a Vindicator. I'll add more to the army after I get some of these finished.
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Sneaky Sniper Drone




Americatown, NewJersey

likin it so far. also, dun worry, the picture quality is perfectly fine.

corpsesarefun wrote:It's funny really, the stronger a human is the more they look like a shaven bear.
 
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

And some more of him...


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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Amiens -France-

Well, that's what I'd call a nice Dreadnought! Excellent job here!

I think this thread starts promisingly, and deserves to be followed.

Do you have pics of your other WIPs?

 
   
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Cultist of Nurgle with Open Sores






The Warp

Excellent conversion work so far! Can't wait to see pics of that LR.
Iron within! Iron without!

"Within microseconds, the post-hypnotic implants in the subconscious portions of his brain were already running the pre-deployment checks, and the insides of his eyeballs lit up with telemetry data, weapon readiness status, fuel levels and a million other nuggets of information that would allow him to command this beautiful, wonderful Titan. 'How do you feel?' asked the the adept and Jonah laughed. 'It's good to be the king,' he said." 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan






Newport, S Wales

I have to say, that is a damn fine job

Only one suggestion: straighten up some the edges on those GS armour details (e.g. lascannon star details)

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 Atma01 wrote:

And that is why you hear people yelling FOR THE EMPEROR rather than FOR LOGICAL AND QUANTIFIABLE BASED DECISIONS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE MAJORITY!


Phototoxin wrote:Kids go in , they waste tonnes of money on marnus calgar and his landraider, the slaneshi-like GW revel at this lust and short term profit margin pleasure. Meanwhile father time and cunning lord tzeentch whisper 'our games are better AND cheaper' and then players leave for mantic and warmahordes.

daveNYC wrote:The Craftworld guys, who are such stick-in-the-muds that they manage to make the Ultramarines look like an Ibiza nightclub that spiked its Red Bull with LSD.
 
   
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Sneaky Kommando






coming along very nicely, cant wait to see it painted
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Thanks guys.

@Hyenajoe- I don't really have any pics of my other stuff just yet, but the will follow soon...

@SickSick- The LandRaider is going to be shot soon, and if you like scratch built additions you'll like it I think... for now lets just say that non functioning plastic DVD players have their uses....

@Leigen_Zero- My GS skills are definately in need of improvement, and I've been working on fixing things like that since I saw the first pics of it on here. Enlarged macro pics really show off your problem areas don't they?

@TheChronoTrigger- Paint will come eventually, but it may be some time yet... damn my low budget. Haven't bought paints yet, but when I get some extra money, that's where it's goin.

   
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Krazed Killa Kan






Newport, S Wales

@OP: Don't be so harsh on yourself, better than anything I can put out! With straight edges and GS, the only thing I have found to make it easier is to roll the GS out on a sheet of clingfilm (or US equivalent, IIRC you guys call it seran-wrap or something?) and then let it set a bit, then cut out straight edges with ruler+knife, then just apply it to area in question.

Looking forward to paint!

DR:80S---G+MB---I+Pw40k08#+D+A+/fWD???R+T(M)DM+
My P&M Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/433120.page
 Atma01 wrote:

And that is why you hear people yelling FOR THE EMPEROR rather than FOR LOGICAL AND QUANTIFIABLE BASED DECISIONS FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE MAJORITY!


Phototoxin wrote:Kids go in , they waste tonnes of money on marnus calgar and his landraider, the slaneshi-like GW revel at this lust and short term profit margin pleasure. Meanwhile father time and cunning lord tzeentch whisper 'our games are better AND cheaper' and then players leave for mantic and warmahordes.

daveNYC wrote:The Craftworld guys, who are such stick-in-the-muds that they manage to make the Ultramarines look like an Ibiza nightclub that spiked its Red Bull with LSD.
 
   
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Sadistic Inquisitorial Excruciator





Amiens -France-

JoeyHeadwounds wrote:My GS skills are definately in need of improvement, and I've been working on fixing things like that since I saw the first pics of it on here.


Your GSing skills are good enough IMO. It's never easy to get something rally strait and flat on this kind of job. Have you ever tried plastic card?

 
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Actually haven't found plastic card in my area at least not in stock. Wouldn't mind working with it, but I can't cut a straight line to save my life. Anyways... I'll try to get some more pics up tomorrow.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Incredible work so far! Most chaos dreadnought conversions seem so lazy but this looks great!

One question, is the tubing on the body guitar wire?
   
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Leaping Dog Warrior





Australia

I think this is a really spot on conversion, great work with the green stuff. you'll have to show me how you did it.

Need a Tutorial, go to http://tutofig.com/  
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Yes Snarky, it's guitar string... the E string I believe. If you plan on using guitar string in any of your work, just keep in mind that it's very stiff in small sections, and that you have to over bend it to make it hold the shape that you want. And thanks.

Thanks Tech Guard. Most of the greenstuff you can see in my pics here have been cut and sanded. That's it. I put it on in rolls about the size that I think I'll need, but when I'm done shaping it it's too much... too tall or wide. So out comes the file and hobby knives.

   
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Ancient Ultramarine Venerable Dreadnought






Always nice to see another Iron Warriors player.

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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

And now for more pics... first an update of my Dreadnought... small changes I think. And then some pics of my Land Raider. The blue extra armor panels used to be a DVD player. Sorry about the shadows and blurry pics...
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

The Land Raider. It still needs plenty of work, but I figured I'd show where it's at now.
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

And A few more of it.
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

The idea for the extra armor came together when I was looking for ideas on Forge World... I like the extra armor they made for the Loyalist Marines, but they don't have anything like that for Chaos.
And since the thought of spending $30 just to make major changes to it is anything but appealing, when my sons DVD player died I knew what to do with it.

The Las-cannon Chain-swords are another idea I borrowed from FW... I figured if they have them on the Dreadnoughts Las-cannon arms then I can put them here.

   
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Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Great job on the dread so far, chaos dreads are always awesome! Looking forward to seeing some normal CSM too, when might we see that?

Woff, I'm a Cow! 
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Thanks Limbo... as far as the regular CSM squads go... should be soon. I have some assembled, just not detailed yet.

I do have a problem though, if anyone can help. I need some Boltgun Metal paint, yet the FLGS was all out. Anyone know if mixing Chainmail and Chaos Black will work and if so in what proportions?

   
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Montreal, Quebec

It will not work.

 
   
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Infiltrating Oniwaban






Really nice work, JoeyHeadwounds. As other posters have commented, don't worry too much about straight lines on the GS- it's amazing what a little paint and shading will hide.

The dread looks great with the torso-cover-plate not on the interred marine, btw. Those gut details are much cooler than the armor.

And the lascannon chainswords are the ind of silly "baroque" that makes 40K so great. Way to go, and if you don't mind I may copy that for my 'Zerkers ride in the near future.

Infinity: Way, way better than 40K and more affordable to boot!

"If you gather 250 consecutive issues of White Dwarf, and burn them atop a pyre of Citadel spray guns, legend has it Gwar will appear and answer a single rules-related question. " -Ouze 
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

@ Savnock- Feel free to duplicate borrow or steal any ideas that you may find in my work. After all, I did the same thing.

And I actually did go with the torso armor... couldn't come up with a way to change the marine body to my liking... maybe on a future one.

He's in primer now by the way.

   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Well, it's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything in here, but I've finally gotten around to getting some pictures taken of some more of my stuff.

First up are some shots of one of my Khorne Berserkers. He's not finished, still has some GS work needed and I'm not sure what I want to do for the Legions shoulder pads... whether I want to try sculpting the iconography on blanks, or just pony up the cash for the GW ones. Anyways, here he is.
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My first attempt at making a bionic leg...

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And a side veiw of the same...


   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

Here are some shots of my first Terminator. Once again, he still needs work but all in due time.
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My second bionic piece...

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This one shows his leg work better...


   
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Sneaky Kommando






Nice terminator, when will we see some paint?
   
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Kabalite Conscript






I like the idea of the chainswords on the LR.

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"War is my master, Death my mistress."
75-(Ec)Gun. Johnson Catachan 222nd
Brother Spookman Baal Predator gunner of the 4th Blood Angel Company  
   
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Furious Raptor





Middle of the Desert, AZ

And last, I have three updated pic of my converted Dreadnought. As you can see I have started paint on him, but I have much more to do to. But at least it's a start.


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@ TheChronoTrigger- Thanks, as far as paint goes it'll probably be a while yet. As you can see from what I have on here... I'm a bit of a spazzer. I tend to bounce from on project to another, and it's difficult for me to stay focused on one project till it's done.

@ spookman- Like I said before the Las-cannon Chain-swords are a idea I borrowed from FW... I figured if they have them on the Dreadnoughts Las-cannon arms then I can put them here. But I'm glad people like it.
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From the front

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Plasma cannon side

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Power claw side

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Skillful Swordsman





Best Coast

these are awesome!

the only bummer is that from the side, the dread has somewhat of a static pose, but i can see how it would be extremely difficult to reposition the legs of it without having to more or less reconstruct new ones. i blame that on GW. the chaos symbol on the side of the TLC's look great, and i'm also really liking the new legs on the berzerkers.

can't wait to see more!

ogryn flesh: like beer goggles for miniatures.

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