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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Hey dakkites,
this 'blog' will be about my new SM army The Emperors Knights.(not sure about the name).
I used to collect Dark angels and the the knight like style of them, however for some reason i have gone of the cloaks and the secrets. So the Emperors Knights will be a DA based chapter but be able to work with both the DA codex and the Sm codex.(you'll understand why soon!).
I'm also a massive fan boy of PLASMA weapons. because I'm generally facing SM, and there is nothing a plasma weapon cart kill, oh and there just fething awesome.
Because i what more plasma weapons i hope to one day create a Vulka hestan- But with rules for plasma weapons and power swords instead. But for now i will just use The DA codex because they can have Sammule! who has a plasma cannon hover bike!!
and after reading Knightly hover bike tutorial http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/350911.page i really what to make some of my own.
So today some box's arrived containing a raven wing bike kit(for the hover bikes) and 1 predator tank and a Lemun Russ demolisher tank(heheheeee).
so i thought i would start the blog and post what few models i have...more or less done(i still need to decide on a chapter symbol). And then update it(obv it's a blog) as i progress.
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Emperors Knights- sgt

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Emperors Knights - bike sgt/comander.

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Emperors Knights - bike sgt/comander. back

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

Looking good,white is such a pain to get a decent finish.


 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

shingouki wrote:Looking good,white is such a pain to get a decent finish.

Cheers. Tell me about it. Its a bad camera so they do look a little better in real life. and i did forget to go over the sgt in gray 1st :S.

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

I've started!!
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hover bike in progress


 
   
Made in nz
Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

Looking good on the bike! can't wait to see what you can do with the weapon load outs

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
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Hererford, leo

Yeah, its getting there. yeah I'm really not sure. i really what plasma cannons, but i doubt that would be fair? i s'pose i could just go with twin linked plasma guns, and a storm bolter...but i don't want to. Not sure how i'll do plasma cannons though. Any suggestions?
Also i really don't like the front. Ideas would be appreciated.
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hoverbike in progress back

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hoverbike in progress front

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Strategizing Grey Knight Chapter Master





Auckland New Zealand

I think it comes down to balance, it was one of the major issues I had as well, I wanted to slap on some serious weaponry but all the trials I did made the bike either look lopsided, or far to bulky.

If your wanting plasma cannons perhaps have a trimmed down cannon on one front side and the power pack on the other with cabling running over the top part? trying to get it a bit even.

RE: the front, it looks like you have quite thick plasticard, I had debated trying to do more on the front however I ended up going with less is more, you could try put more stabilizers on the bottom edge of the front housing (I tried this and it looked ok, but I wanted more weapons on it)

I quite like the back end you've created (another area I had some problems with) where did you get the centre part from?

Keep it up - if your having problems coming up with ideas, put it down and do some other modeling/painting and come back to it later

IceAngel wrote:I must say Knightley, I am very envious of your squiggle ability. I mean, if squiggles were a tactical squad, you'd be the sergeant. If squiggles were an HQ, you'd be the special character. If squiggles were a way of life, you'd be Doctor Phil...
The Cleanest Painting blog ever!
Gitsplitta wrote:I am but a pretender... you are... the father of all squiggles. .
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Off the bottom of a drop pod. you never see the bottom so it doesn't matter. you get 5 of them. Yeah i think the vent covers are too wide. i'm thinking of slopping the whole front down so you get a sort of triangle on the front. Then add some intakes on the side. For the cannon i was thinking of putting it wear the light is.:/

 
   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

I like where you have gone so far. It is worth looking through the gallery for other ideas, these aren't my work but here are a few I found;

These are by Xanthos







By Wash-Away



Or you could try and find some old ones like this;

http://www.swordfishingcentral.com/images/store/250784013716.jpg

I think I have five of the old Space marine jetbikes somewhere! Any way interesting blog and I'll keep an eye on it!
ps hope this isn't hijacking your thread.

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

My Blogs:
Emperor's Wings chapter
Pre Heresy Death Guard
Necrons
Misc painting blog
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Thanks iv had a good look, found around 10 other designs, got some good ideas thanks.
hears the link for anyone else making one. http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/164137-White,Scars,Bike.html?w=600
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/228867.page

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Hererford, leo

After looking at those iv com up with this. i will put some air intakes on the side, made from front of a jump pack and green stuff, probably. yes it is held together with tape and hairy bluetack(it evolved on my floor), so no you can't fly it around the room. the dude on it is just ripped of an old model -not the one i will atchaly use. What do you think? comments would be nice. I think the wings/fins look a bit small now??
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jet bike in progress pionty front; front

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jet bike in progress pionty front; side

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jet bike in progress pionty front; test?


 
   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

The fins look fine that size, I'm not entirely convinced with the pointy prow though. Rear end looks great, but could look better if you got some plasti card pipe instead of bending some around for the exhausts.

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

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Pre Heresy Death Guard
Necrons
Misc painting blog
 
   
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Hererford, leo

thanks, no nor me but i carnt think of a better option. yes tubes would be good but iv no idea were to get hold of some.

 
   
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Southampton UK

A local model store, we have one called model zone in Southampton or you could look online.

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

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Emperor's Wings chapter
Pre Heresy Death Guard
Necrons
Misc painting blog
 
   
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Hererford, leo

Makes scence. tbh i didn't know they made them. thanks i'll have a look

 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

You could build up the front a bit more, keeping the front point the same but curving up to a higher point by the handlebars. You could even flare out on the sides a bit. It would be more aerodynamic and would also get rid of the original fender lines from the bike.

I really like the single line for the bottom of the bike (the front fender, under the rider, and continued with the exhaust if that makes sense). It gives the bike a "hover-y" feel.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Rawson

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
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Hererford, leo

:/ yeahh. except how would the weapon fit. But bringing it out might help, good idea. thanks!

 
   
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WestCoast

stonned_astartes wrote::/ yeahh. except how would the weapon fit. But bringing it out might help, good idea. thanks!


Well, you could do a jet attack bike That would make it easy to mount a plasma cannon!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
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Hererford, leo

i reckon hes on to something there. mite give that a try if this fails:L

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Looking good so far! Love jetbikes, though I go way more retro. I have a Sammael torso spare in my bits box if you want it so it's really obvious for the counts as MotR. LMK.

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Hererford, leo

Thanks! you've got some of the old ones? i have to say id be dumb to pass up that but i was thinking of getting the model its self tbh.

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

5 of the mk1, 2 of the mk2. I can stick a pic in here if you don't mind the threadjack. Your call on the motr torso, yours if you want it as I say but it is a beautiful beast of a model as a whole.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Hererford, leo

yeah go for the post.
Update is in order i think. ok i haven't done much but i have my exams on atm. Ive brought out the side with vents, the gun is just to give an idea of what im going for. c&c would be appreciated.
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I really like it, but the plasma gun is gonna look odd. Maybe use the plasma pistol from the BA Sanguinaries?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Hererford, leo

:/ i don't really know the model tbh. but i shall have a look. go for the bike pic post, would love to see them. But yes it does look to big. Maybe cut it in to the light? or further.
Edit: had a look, very regal with the sweeping wings, but ironically, too small.

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

I know, they're tiny, but somehow awesome. Fulfills the "small is ultra tech" vibe.


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Thunk!

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Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Hererford, leo

:L I see what you mean. yeah they look more like a bmx than a bike:L. Yeah i was guna do something like you've done on Samuel.

 
   
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This looks awesome, I am very impressesed. Can't wait to see more!

I think reaper man is right about the plasticard tubes for the exhasut, that would work well.

I am not sold on the pointy front, i think it should maybe have another angle down in it again, so that line is not as long. You could also try to add another cover almost on top of that that fans out some on the sides and up, but does not have as sharp an angle. I know that maybe a little hard to understand, I will try and remember to draw a pic of what I am thinking.

As far as the wings go I would see what they look like a little bigger, and maybe move them back on the model some. I like the placement on the metal model inmygravenimage posted, i believe sammael?

overall great work, very impressed. Rawson was right about the strong line on the bottom of the bike, it looks really good.
   
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Hererford, leo

Thanks! Yes i will change to tube as soon as i get some. i have to say im confused at what you mean at the front. a pic would help. maybe cut the point of and bring it down, so it looks a bit like a land raider shape? the intake looks to squeare i now think. maybe turn it the other-way up or round it of where it enters the bike.

 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Ok so hears the ideas for the gun set up, plasma cannon, or plasma cannon with storm bolter. I will also give the squad two melta guns to deal with pesky tanks.

so witch set up do you guys think?
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plasmer cannon

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strom bolter...lol

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