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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Actually I talked with him about this and he's really excited about the prospect of doing his own conversion! So, we'll start there... and if it doesn't work out we'll use the champion figure from Calgar's group and the emergency back-up. I can walk him through the processes needed to do the conversions, I'll just take a separate model and do a conversion on it as we go, so he can see each technique on a real model, yet he will be doing everything himself. He's seen me build up enough figures from a bunch of scattered parts that he's quite comfortable with the process.

I suppose we should wait until the rules for the kids competition come out before going any further... he's still working on Calgar which will be a good warm-up as we're going to try to paint him to a high standard. That'll keep him busy for a while.


   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Australia, NSW, Blue Mountains

Is 'calgar' keeping his bolters?

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Yep, we haven't modified the model at all save for the head... this is just his first exercise in painting a very complicated model.

   
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Blood Angel Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




A Storm Harbinger

Can't wait to see the finished results!


: Dropping onto you right NOW!!
2500 pts.
For the emprah!!  
   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Australia, NSW, Blue Mountains

Which head has been used?

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

A Dark Angles head... looks pretty neat but I"m struggling with how to paint the recesses. I'll get a pic up tomorrow so you guys can see where he's at.

   
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Boosting Black Templar Biker






Australia, NSW, Blue Mountains

Sounds promising.

DOUBLE RAINBOW ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE SKY!! WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!  
   
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Regular Dakkanaut






I hit, recesses first then move to the raised bits. Followed by an ink wash.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






USA, Indiana

Man really cool blog. Inspired me to paint! New rule for me to move onto the next squad only when your done with the one your on! thanks!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Glad to hear it! Things have been slow on the 40k front... Kids have been busy doing summer things, but that's as it should be.

   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

Gitsplitta wrote:A Dark Angles head... looks pretty neat but I"m struggling with how to paint the recesses. I'll get a pic up tomorrow so you guys can see where he's at.

For skin I generally follow this tutorial:
1: Cover skin with elf flesh
2: Give a liberal wash of Ogryn Flesh
3:Repaint the skin with Elf flesh, leaving the ogryn flesh in the recesses
4:Highlight with a 1:1 mix of elf flesh and bleached bone.

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metallifan said: I almost wonder is "Matt Ward" another pen name for C.S. Goto?
metallifan said: The Imperium would probably love Hitler...
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Sounds good, thanks Munch!

   
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Blood Angel Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




A Storm Harbinger

Can't wait to see it

: Dropping onto you right NOW!!
2500 pts.
For the emprah!!  
   
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine





Australia

Did Calgar run away

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

LOL... no, sorry... the boys have just been busy doin' summer stuff. I never push them into painting as I don't want to have it be a negative thing for them. If they both behave themselves at camp today I promised them a small 40k game tonight, so I'll take some pics including Calgar as he stands and post them later on...

Thanks for the poke in the ribs though.... I get so involved in my own projects I forget about the kids at times.

   
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Water-Caste Negotiator





Perth, Western Australia

The joys of tiddlypeeps and warhammer. I'm forever bringing things over to my friends house only to be held up by his little brother going "what's that!!???"

Check out my Tutorial: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302457.page

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

As an alternative skin painting idea:
1: Paint the skin with Tallarn flesh
2: Orgryn flesh wash
3: Either drybrush elf flesh on, or mix dwarf and elf flesh and highlight up with these mixes. I generally go 2:1, 1:1, 1:2

Hope that helps

Imp. Monkey




MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Munch & IM: thanks for the skin suggestions. We'll try them both out (not on the same figure) and see how they look.

Expect a shot of Calgar & a battle report later on.

   
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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine





Australia

GOD OF WARRRRRR

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Finally... something interesting to show!

Well, it's been a busy summer for the boys which has NOT included a lot of 40k (which is fine), however we finally got a chance to play a small game yesterday. 500 pts each... orks v. marines v. eldar. Thing 1 has been experimenting with eldar lately to give himself a break from his SM army. Thing 2 picked his orks who are great at low point values, and I took my mantis warrior marines.

Setting up a decent game for 3 people is a challenge when everyone wants to play independently (i.e. the boys don't want to team up). It helps that we have an 8' table with lots of sight blocking terrain. I'm also very careful about the victory conditions I choose. In this case, I set up 3 different objectives on the table, all dead center, one in the middle and one near each end. Each objective was keyed to the army deploying near it (orks, SM, eldar). Victory conditions were as follows:

- 2 pts for owning your own objective, 4 points for owning someone elses
- 2 pts for killing an opposing commander (assassination)
- 1 point for each opposing unit you destroy

Deployment zones were 1' x 2' rectangles in the two corners and in the opposite center. The other key is that I put myself in the middle position as the middle guy almost always gets hosed. I also put restrictions on what we could each take at this small a point value... nothing heavier than a dread, rhino or trukk, no big charachters & you could use a squad commander or similar as your commander if you wanted. No more than two slots in any category other than troops.

Here are our armies...


Thing 1's craftworld eldar. He wanted the Dire Avengers but paid for rangers... not sure if that worked out to his advantage or not. 10 DA, guardians w/ scatter laser, farseer w/ doom, wraithlord w/ star cannon & sword + 2 flamers.


Thing 2 wanted lots of hand-to-hand boyz. 26 boyz w/ 2 big shootas + nob w/ BP & PK (his commander), trukk boyz (nob w/ PK), 2 deffkopta's w RLs, 1 deffkopta w/ RL


My Mantis Warriors: tech marine (commander), rifleman dread, two squads of sniper scouts w/ HB... one of which has Telion. No h-t-h capability... strictly a scouting and shooting force intended to give my boys something to whomp on.

More later.... have to help around the house a bit.

   
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Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine





Madison (MadTown), WI

I need to sit down and take a closer look at the Ork Codex, that's a lot of stuff in 500 points!

"Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war"
"Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die"-Lord Tennyson


 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





Green Bay, Wisconson

Git uses army builder, so unless there is a problem with that, I'm quessing it's right.

 
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Orks are dirt cheap, you get a ton for smaller point games.
   
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Anointed Dark Priest of Chaos






Goterdamrung wrote:I need to sit down and take a closer look at the Ork Codex, that's a lot of stuff in 500 points!


You definitely should read up.

I count 32 orks which at six points a pop is only 192pts before any upgrades.

A trukk and three koptas aren't 300pts.




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Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





Glasgow

Ooh, looking forward to Updates! I wonder who won... my money's on the Eldar?
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Next update will be later tonight, spending the day with family hanging out by my brother-in-law's pool. Ahhh summer!

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Glasgow

Heh, enjoy yourself, then. I'm itching for Updates.
   
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Death-Dealing Devastator





North Carolina

I've followed this thread since i joined and i must say you are a great father to ur children.

Imperial Crusaders: 7,500 points



“Brothers, what we do on the battlefield is not just for our chapter but, for the entire Imperium. Every Xenos that falls by our hands will be a testament to our unwavering duty to the Emperor. Every heretic that is crushed under our feet will be a testament to our undying loyalty to the citizens of Imperial Space. We will baptize ourselves in fire and emerge as the most steadfast defenders of humanity.” - qoute from my own homegrown chapter




 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks J, the jury is out on my fatherhood skills until we see what kind of men my boys become. But until then I'll keep doing my best.

Well, believe it or not my monitor just cashed in it's chips. Luckily I've already goy all of the photos loaded so I can finish the battle report over lunch tomorrow. Now to see when the budget will allow for a new monitor...

Calgar will be finished tomorrow. We almost scrapped him but I had am epiphany at the last minute that saved the figure,
still... this one is only temporary, we will eventually build a new one from scratch.

More tomorrow...

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Robot Cat






T-county

Ive got some older monitors we are selling at work, though not sure how much shipping would be. Shoot me a PM if in dire need for a cheepy.
   
 
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