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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice kitbash, an army should look really cool.
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

brushcommando wrote:Oh cool! Are you doing arctic-themed guard?


Thanks! Yeah, that's what they're ending up as. I'm making them by kitbashing the guard kit with (mostly) the mantic clansmen, who come with some really neat heads and backpacks. Also foxes. Expect more from the foxes.

aku-chan wrote:Your mountaineering guard looks cool!


Thank you! Sadly, i only have one of those pickaxes. It's really fun to me though.

Viterbi wrote:Nice kitbash, an army should look really cool.


Thank you thank you! More shall come... now!



He is a grizzled fellow with an anterly backpack. Where do the antlers come from? Space Moose? Probably Space Moose.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Definitely lesser spotted Space Moose antlers! Cool idea for a guard regiment, looking forward to seeing them come together

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Vigilus

Looking good! Although I’m gonna have to say that much like space marines with back banners, this guy’s number one nemesis is gonna be doors...
Although you know what they say: when life closes a door, get out your breaching charges and make a hole! At least me and my siblings say that. We played a lot of Battlefield 1...

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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Ah yes, Space Moose... the emperor's favorite game. Even today not many people know that besides the thousands of psykers sacrificed to feed him, there's always one Space Moose thrown in... for the taste!

And now seriously, nice conversion. May I ask where those antlers are from? You always have the best bitz!
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Those guards are looking great. I really like the furry hoods. Have you thought about paint yet? I could see them looking well in a deep blue cloth with white armour scheme.

A space møøse once bit my sister.

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Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

gobert wrote:Definitely lesser spotted Space Moose antlers! Cool idea for a guard regiment, looking forward to seeing them come together


Thank you! and that helps me with a color scheme for the moose parts at least. Spots! You don't see spots often enough on miniatures

brushcommando wrote:Looking good! Although I’m gonna have to say that much like space marines with back banners, this guy’s number one nemesis is gonna be doors...
Although you know what they say: when life closes a door, get out your breaching charges and make a hole! At least me and my siblings say that. We played a lot of Battlefield 1...


It's a good aphorism in my book. Plus, style's more important than fitting through a door anyhow.

Viterbi wrote:Ah yes, Space Moose... the emperor's favorite game. Even today not many people know that besides the thousands of psykers sacrificed to feed him, there's always one Space Moose thrown in... for the taste!

And now seriously, nice conversion. May I ask where those antlers are from? You always have the best bitz!


Thanks! It's from the mantic KoW Clansmen kit, part of their northern alliance. Lots of fun heads and bonus foxes are included!

theCrowe wrote:Those guards are looking great. I really like the furry hoods. Have you thought about paint yet? I could see them looking well in a deep blue cloth with white armour scheme.

A space møøse once bit my sister.


I have and that's a good scheme but for some reason i was trying purple. I don't know why, just in a purple mood. I may... change it.

in the meantime, i lost my mind.



Lost it! Well, I always wanted some ogryns.

I put together the command squad too!



Frog adviser included

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Thanks for the info about the bitz and my word, that was a little shopping spree
   
Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Lafayette, CO, USA

Ready to climb some ice walls and shoot heretics at the same time. Nice!

   
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Dakka Veteran





I like the cold weather gear, but the dude with his beloved messenger frog (or possibly pep talking his attack frog?) Is really the star there. Looks good.
   
Made in gb
Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Ice frog! Halves all damage from heat based weapons. And confirs a "Look out sir, croak!" Re-roll.

   
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Dipping With Wood Stain





Love the attack frog!

And the bald guy who's just too cool to wear a furry hat.

   
Made in us
Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Moose guard! Once again, things I did not know I needed until they appear. It's always exciting to see a big hobby purchase. Looking forward to your blizzard guard.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Forgive the slight off topic, but stumbled across this Death Ferret which was apparently made by GW in 1987. I hope I don’t cost you too much in hunting one down on eBay!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

You will be painting for a bit there amazingturtles.

Cheers,

CB

39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

Viterbi wrote:Thanks for the info about the bitz and my word, that was a little shopping spree


Ha, yeah. I'm still working on them too!

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Ready to climb some ice walls and shoot heretics at the same time. Nice!


Thank you! It does make me wish i had more pickaxes again... i wonder if there's a good source out there for them

Vejut wrote:I like the cold weather gear, but the dude with his beloved messenger frog (or possibly pep talking his attack frog?) Is really the star there. Looks good.


Thanks! I believe the frog can be an attack frog and a messenger frog at the same time, frogs have many skills.

theCrowe wrote:Ice frog! Halves all damage from heat based weapons. And confirs a "Look out sir, croak!" Re-roll.


Exactly, right. Frogs can do anything!

aku-chan wrote:Love the attack frog!

And the bald guy who's just too cool to wear a furry hat.


Much thanks. And there's gotta be at least one guy without a hat.

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Moose guard! Once again, things I did not know I needed until they appear. It's always exciting to see a big hobby purchase. Looking forward to your blizzard guard.


Thanks, and yeah, I'm still working on them. I need more antlers, i know that much!

gobert wrote:Forgive the slight off topic, but stumbled across this Death Ferret which was apparently made by GW in 1987. I hope I don’t cost you too much in hunting one down on eBay!


That is... amazing. I have a new quest.

Captain Brown wrote:You will be painting for a bit there amazingturtles.

Cheers,

CB


Oh, I still am, ha.

So! It's been a while here. I've been having... a pretty rough month. I lost a very close friend who passed away suddenly, and it hit me a lot harder than i thought it would. With covid and everything, we hadn't seen each other in a while, and it's just... every moment you have with a person you care about is precious. it's a cliche, but it's true. there are so many things we planned that will never happen, and that's just that.

I'm not great at talking about serious things, so i'm just going to post this, one more beast soldier! I like this one.



Hopefully more snow fellows soon!

Edit: whoa that came out huge. Sorry!

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realism is a lie
 
   
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Alluring Mounted Daemonette




Australia

Hey turtles, I am sorry to hear about your friend. It's never easy to deal with the passing of a loved one but especially so when it is unexpected. I hope you and yours push through and can reach out for help if you need to. I don't know if you are the same but honestly after this year's worth of craziness I am feeling every loss/stumble a lot harder than I usually would. You are not alone in real life or dakka world!

There is a lot of hobby work going on here that is worth celebrating. The Voice of Lutra crew came out fantastic. I think it has been said before but they definitely look like the bruiser bad guys from an 80s cartoon brought to life.

For the tyranid, I second the vote for painting the whole word a bunch of different colours. I love nonstandard armies and bugs especially fit the bill!

I am enamoured with the Canadian guard!

Pickaxes do seem hard to come by but I found these at a quick search:

https://www.magistermilitum.com/scl14-pick-x10.html

https://victoriaminiatures.com/products/shovel-and-pickaxe

https://megabitzshop.com/Warhammer-AoS-Bitz-CHAOS-Marauders-Weapon-L-Pickaxe-I

https://megabitzshop.com/Warhammer-AoS-Bitz-CHAOS-Marauders-Weapon-M-Pickaxe-II

Might be something useful in there.

All the best, and as always looking forward to more! Can't wait to see where an otter will pop up next.

t z you are k 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

sorry to hear you're having it so rough. Would a tribute project help? Sorry if that's a really unhelpful idea.

   
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Painting Within the Lines





Lafayette, CO, USA

Sorry for your loss, Turtles. Hang in there.

   
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Charging Dragon Prince






Sounds like you’ve had a time of it. Hang in there! The new Beastman looks pretty cool!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

Thank you, really. Every word means a lot. Things are getting better in general, i'm just done with this year. And most things.

I have definitely been feeling everything harder this year, tzurk. honestly, i don't cope well under the best circumstances, so this year has been a struggle. And yet in a lot of ways, i'm luckier than some.
Thank you for all the kind words and i hope you're doing ok now too

 theCrowe wrote:
sorry to hear you're having it so rough. Would a tribute project help? Sorry if that's a really unhelpful idea.


I'm not sure what that means exactly, but i say yes! It sounds fun.

I have some fun hobby things at least! I finally managed to get a tea pot for the sisters of tea battle. I think it fits really well! It does need decoration, of course. And they need a good color scheme



Still trying to find a way to make a tiny tea cup for the sister superior to hold in one hand, but hey, progress!

realism is a lie
 
   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

 amazingturtles wrote:
Thank you, really. Every word means a lot. Things are getting better in general, i'm just done with this year. And most things.

I have definitely been feeling everything harder this year, tzurk. honestly, i don't cope well under the best circumstances, so this year has been a struggle. And yet in a lot of ways, i'm luckier than some.
Thank you for all the kind words and i hope you're doing ok now too

 theCrowe wrote:
sorry to hear you're having it so rough. Would a tribute project help? Sorry if that's a really unhelpful idea.


I'm not sure what that means exactly, but i say yes! It sounds fun.

I have some fun hobby things at least! I finally managed to get a tea pot for the sisters of tea battle. I think it fits really well! It does need decoration, of course. And they need a good color scheme



Still trying to find a way to make a tiny tea cup for the sister superior to hold in one hand, but hey, progress!


What about make the color scheme a tribute to your friend? A lot of tea cups and pots have floral patterns. Do you know your friend's favorite flower? Or Color?
How are your freehand flower painting skills?

However you do it, The Sisters of Tea is really cool.
Tiny Furniture has various sculpts of tavern dishes and settings. This one has a few cups that look like they could serve.
https://tiny-furniture.com/products/dishes

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Really sorry to hear about your friend, hang in there!

And thanks for showing that picture of the tea sister, won't get "Be our guest" out of my head the rest of the day
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Hey, welcome back. I'm sorry to hear about your friend; I know that your blog has always been a great source of whimsy and lightness for me, so I hope your fun hobby things can serve a similar therapeutic function.

I like the beast-fellow; and the teapot-standard. Oddly enough I recently put together some LEGO kits and there was a plastic teacup piece that would probably work for scale. It would be fun for the teacup sisters if they had caterpillars for pets.

My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
Made in ca
Damsel of the Lady





drinking tea in the snow

DJJazzyJeff wrote:

What about make the color scheme a tribute to your friend? A lot of tea cups and pots have floral patterns. Do you know your friend's favorite flower? Or Color?
How are your freehand flower painting skills?

However you do it, The Sisters of Tea is really cool.
Tiny Furniture has various sculpts of tavern dishes and settings. This one has a few cups that look like they could serve.
https://tiny-furniture.com/products/dishes


I've thought about something as a tribute, but to really fit it would probably have to be some sort of demon related project, ha. We had this ongoing thing we were working on together, he wanted to make a game that involved fighting kind of egpytian style demons. it was silly, but a lot of fun to do.

Viterbi wrote:Really sorry to hear about your friend, hang in there!

And thanks for showing that picture of the tea sister, won't get "Be our guest" out of my head the rest of the day


Thank you! And now it's in mine, it's a catchy tune!

Don Qui Hotep wrote:Hey, welcome back. I'm sorry to hear about your friend; I know that your blog has always been a great source of whimsy and lightness for me, so I hope your fun hobby things can serve a similar therapeutic function.

I like the beast-fellow; and the teapot-standard. Oddly enough I recently put together some LEGO kits and there was a plastic teacup piece that would probably work for scale. It would be fun for the teacup sisters if they had caterpillars for pets.


I'm so glad that you get that out of my blog! It has been helpful for me, keeping busy in general is a good idea. And that lego looks about right, some day i've gotta visit my parents and dig through my old legos for pieces like that!

So i made an ogryn with a gryph hound head, it needs some filling in around the neck.



An ogryph?

realism is a lie
 
   
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An oddly nice fit on the ogryph! Another one to to try might be pig heads from the Beastman and Ork ranges. Looking fun, and glad to hear you're finding ways to keep moving forward.
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Ah, the mighty Ogryph. One of the lesser known hybrid creatures and surreptitiously omitted from the monster book of monsters and the Hogwarts curriculum.
   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

Hmm, demon tea cups?
Nice Orgryph.

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Traitor Guard Ogryn/Ogryph?

Cheers,

CB


39 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau units looking for a new home. Unpainted Bretonnian metal units and figures for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Wow! Your Ogryph works really well! Great idea

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