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 inmygravenimage wrote:
Never mind that, SPACE TRAIN!


JEALOUS?

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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Much. Much jealous. Is it going to have squats, like a proper space land train?

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I _did_ just find a box of them...

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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maine

Von Brian express!

That makes you Sinatra!
Or.......40k train heist!

Hmmmm Von Brian's heros!
I get to be Sutherland.....cause you know....facial hair.
And a Tank!

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 Insurgency Walker wrote:
Von Brian express!

That makes you Sinatra!



Wait, *I* build the train, and *I* am the one who dies at the end?

--B.


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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

Lovely... and I know you will make the whole thing a fully working model train, then build a table with hand-laid track and a fully functional railroad!

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Briancj,

You could have a great "heist" battle with that train.

Cheers,

CB


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 Gitsplitta wrote:
Lovely... and I know you will make the whole thing a fully working model train, then build a table with hand-laid track and a fully functional railroad!


Oh, god, no, the locomotive is SOLID RESIN.

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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maine

You could do what logo did and sneak a motor in somewhere else.

Die at the end? We will follow the book. I think he gets away

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I feel it is time we mount up on this Train and ride thousands of miles across some war torn landscape and steal a nation's treasury.

Absolutely fabulous!
   
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Oh, man. Gothic space train is looking great! Can't wait to see it progress. Does this thing go on tracks or cross country?

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 The Riddle of Steel wrote:
Oh, man. Gothic space train is looking great! Can't wait to see it progress. Does this thing go on tracks or cross country?


Given the 'design' of the munitorum trolley suspension, and the locomotive's wheels, some form of tracks/rails. As an actual model railroader, most of it makes me cringe, but I'll make the best of it.

--B.

*The locomotive can't actually handle curves.




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Decided I needed a Trojan Support Vehicle, so I rummaged out a spare salvage Chimera, bits, and leftover parts from Powerlifter kitbashing.





--B.



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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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maine

Good use of leftovers. Mighty fine looking vehicle.
All Guardsman needs a Trojan now and then! I'll add the Trojan to my next Chimera installment photo shoot.


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I think I need to scratch build some farming attachments for the Barmkin Chimera Unimog style. However....no farming on Taros. :(.

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Let's play!



Guess what's next on the workbench!

--Brian


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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Hmmm an atlas recovery vehicle by chance.
   
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Cairo, Egypt

The power lifter and Trojan are looking good!

 
   
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 xKillGorex wrote:
Hmmm an atlas recovery vehicle by chance.


Ding! Give that player a prize!

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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maine

I remember the Kickstarter for that Grimdark train. I remember people thinking it was a bit narrow but here in the northeast most worksite rail systems were only 2ft tracks. Maine used to be covered in 2footers. Back to the new project, I'm looking forward to what you do with the Atlas.

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 Insurgency Walker wrote:
I remember the Kickstarter for that Grimdark train. I remember people thinking it was a bit narrow but here in the northeast most worksite rail systems were only 2ft tracks. Maine used to be covered in 2footers. Back to the new project, I'm looking forward to what you do with the Atlas.


It is juuuust too narrow in comparison to the GW Munitorum Trolley, but that was an easy fix with some spacers. There's also a 'gothic train' laser-cut model, which is kinda ass, and a 3d printed 'gothic train' which is much cooler, but whose wheels are waaaay too small.

BUT, I believe the designers took into account the GW trolley, because the base/underfloor of each car fits VERY nicely into the trolley. That three-round-tank promethium car is an example of this.

I will use the 'wheels' and 'tracks' from the 3d printed models for an overhead crane system, or narrow-gauge tram system.

As for the OVERALL scale, well, it ain't O-scale that's for sure (1:48, or close enough to 25/28mm). But when compared to the other tractor models and such, it works okay. you can really see if when you compare the locomotive to the crane car. The crane DOMINATES.

Working on the Atlas now, from an original OOP old-school Leman Russ. Mmmm, proper tracks...

--B.



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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

 Briancj wrote:


Working on the Atlas now, from an original OOP old-school Leman Russ. Mmmm, proper tracks...

--B.


We all miss the loose tracks...so many conversions came out of those bits, and the tanks always had lots of spares in the kits.

Cheers,

CB


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Maine

 Briancj wrote:
 Insurgency Walker wrote:
I remember the Kickstarter for that Grimdark train. I remember people thinking it was a bit narrow but here in the northeast most worksite rail systems were only 2ft tracks. Maine used to be covered in 2footers. Back to the new project, I'm looking forward to what you do with the Atlas.


It is juuuust too narrow in comparison to the GW Munitorum Trolley, but that was an easy fix with some spacers. There's also a 'gothic train' laser-cut model, which is kinda ass, and a 3d printed 'gothic train' which is much cooler, but whose wheels are waaaay too small.

BUT, I believe the designers took into account the GW trolley, because the base/underfloor of each car fits VERY nicely into the trolley. That three-round-tank promethium car is an example of this.

I will use the 'wheels' and 'tracks' from the 3d printed models for an overhead crane system, or narrow-gauge tram system.

As for the OVERALL scale, well, it ain't O-scale that's for sure (1:48, or close enough to 25/28mm). But when compared to the other tractor models and such, it works okay. you can really see if when you compare the locomotive to the crane car. The crane DOMINATES.

Working on the Atlas now, from an original OOP old-school Leman Russ. Mmmm, proper tracks...

--B.




I guess I'm the only person who disliked the old track kit eh?i actually don't remember if it was the old Russ or Chimera that was easy to end up with a little gap if not carefully done.

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Both of them could EASILY end up with gaps. I just miss the bitz.

-Brian


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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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I am damn impressed with the contrast paints. The only thing that sucks is the price point, at $8.00 a bottle. But a little goes a LOOOOONG way with these, so I'm tempering my usual GW-is-too-expensive due to the results.

It took me a half hour, TOPS, to paint these sentinels. Sprayed their undercoat, which dried in 15 minutes. Slopped on yellow. Painted the boxes with 'normal' paint. Drybrushed with yellow. All that's left is detailing.

Spoiler:


Grey Seer undercoat. This is the 'cool' undercoat, they also have a 'warm' undercoat.



Iyanden Yellow contrast paint.



All Yellow.



Drybrushed Yriel Yellow layer paint.



To be able to go to a tabletop standard this quickly is, quite frankly, the boost the industry needs to bring in many new players who might normally be daunted at the time it takes to paint. I hope this truly inspires a new generation of players. Yes, hyperbole, but it is THAT GOOD, and I'm a jaded old saying this.



And here are two of the Munitorum containers, which took about 5 minutes each one the undercoat dried.

Spoiler:


Grey Seer undercoat again.



The blue container was brushed on with a large wash brush. I chose Ultramarines Blue so you could see what a Smurf vehicle would look like and the Terradon Turquoise. The turquoise was a test to see if these paints would airbrush. Yes, they do. A little thinning, and you're all set. This container took under a minute. UNDER A MINUTE.



Finally, how they look in the morning, 100% dry.





It is actually easy to use too MUCH of the contrast paints, either brush or airbrush. The coverage is just that good.

Hope this helps you understand GW's new Contrast paints! As you can tell, I'm sold. These are a solid new tool in the paintbox.

--Brian





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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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After doing all that lovely kitbashing and contrast painting, I decided to pivot back to Avertigos.

The kickstarter had an option to buy the rules for The Priate King, who flies a special variant of the Coaster. This is an AI-controlled game mode, using cards from a deck to determine actions, as well as a 'formation flight' widget, allowing him and his crewe to steal ships!

However, they didn't make a model for it. But they DID provide artwork and sails!

Hail to the King, baby:



And so I found some beads that roughly matched the look for the lions, sawed off the jaw, et voila!



And a closeup of the lions:



I'm VERY happy with the results, and when I posted it to the Avertigos FB group, THEY were very impressed! they even featured it on their main game page!

https://www.facebook.com/avertigos/

How's THAT for a comeback from nearly no painting/modelling for years?

--Brian


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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Nice one squirrel it's good to see you feeling positive and enthused

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice conversion Briancj.

Congrats on your celebrity status.

Cheers,

CB


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Captain Brown wrote:
Nice conversion Briancj.

Congrats on your celebrity status.

Cheers,

CB


Another 15 seconds of fame...


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This is the Reaper Minis/Bones Stygian Barge. I'm going to rock it with airbrushed contrast paints!









Whaddya think?


--Brian

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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
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Maine

I think I want to be served Tasty Noodles tm


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You have been busy, the Sky Pirate is awsome. From a RP perspective Kestrel and I have both wanted to do various crew with vehicle on trek. Everything from the Amazon Queen to Apocalypse now have a bit of that too it. Some 40k river barge fits rite in.

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USA

Very cool build of the pirate king, Brian. I'm glad your crafting skill was recognized and featured. On an unrelated note, you got your hands on every BFG magazine? I'd love to hear more about that.

   
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Madison, WI

"Hail to the King" indeed Brian. That's fantastic!

   
 
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