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Cardiff

Thank you for the kind words guys! Was a lot of fun to do and managing to get it painted before it’s first Battle is hopefully a new precedent I’ll set!!!

The Termite did some good work in its first game, but the Mole Mortars were stellar, putting the fear of various gods into the Aeldari and making them make some lovely mistakes I could capitalise on.

Not quite a victory - I lost on VPs at tail of turn 7, but I would have won with another turn. He had barely any dudes left alive, whereas I had two tanks and some Veterans kicking ass and taking names. Still, a tense game and the Termite added a whole new dynamic. Very fun to use.

The best bit was surfacing to wipe out the enemy Fire Dragon’s and Warp Spiders that popped up in my backfield (a counter-deep strike), then most of the Marines jumping back in the Termite and going for a little slither across the battlefield to find more pointy-ears to shoot/chop up!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Moscow

I like your skill to build any thing you want from plastic!

Thinking about build Marauder Bomber for myself, what do you think will it be hard?

   
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Cardiff

 Strohkopf wrote:
I like your skill to build any thing you want from plastic!

Thinking about build Marauder Bomber for myself, what do you think will it be hard?


Having made a Thunderbolt, the body section is a bit of a pig due to some of the angles, but once that’s done it’s lots of large flat pieces. It’ll take a while but will be worth it!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Melbourne

Do you make up the blueprints for these scratchbuilds yourself, Johnny, or do you get them from somewhere?

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Cardiff

 Snrub wrote:
Do you make up the blueprints for these scratchbuilds yourself, Johnny, or do you get them from somewhere?


I made up the one for the Taurox counts-as armoured car, but the rest are mostly by Eli Patoroch. There’s a large Google Drive folder with them all in now, and a Facebook page - much easier to find.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Melbourne

I searched him and found a thread on Zealot forum. Bloody hell, the guy is prolific.

Saved the pages for future scratch building attempts.

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UK

 Snrub wrote:
I searched him and found a thread on Zealot forum. Bloody hell, the guy is prolific.

Saved the pages for future scratch building attempts.


Could you share the link?

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Rennes

Here you go, the VK link to many of Eli's templates. Just click the link on the description for the full PDF format template.

https://vk.com/album-28784290_147338158


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Melbourne

I found this one.

But Kyor's link looks good too.

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UK

Thanks guys, just clicked links and

Anyway, shan't derail this thread any longer - let's get the popcorn and see what Johnny's got to show us next...

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Cardiff

Well, it’s something a little bit different, involving terrible woodwork, LED candles, cutting out hexagons and I’ve just bought a lot of filler.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Rennes

That sounds wonderfully ominous! I'm sure it'll be great!

While I'm at it I'll leave these here:

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Cardiff

Duuuuuude that looks great! You’ve nailed it! Enjoying working with plasticard?

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Rennes

Given how proud I am to look at this sentinel (It took a long time), I am enjoying it. it's such a shame Forgeworld don't sell the original kit.... It's such a nice looking model.

(PS: sorry for hijacking the thread a little. Long may the scratchbuilds continue!)

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Cardiff

 Kyor_Degremon wrote:
Given how proud I am to look at this sentinel (It took a long time), I am enjoying it. it's such a shame Forgeworld don't sell the original kit.... It's such a nice looking model.

(PS: sorry for hijacking the thread a little. Long may the scratchbuilds continue!)


You’re very welcome! Lovely work. Are you going to start up a P&M Blog so we can follow your work too?

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Rennes

hah, you know it hadn't crossed my mind but I probably should! Now if only I could figure out how to post images into the messages properly instead of right at the end... I can't make head nor tail of the tutorial....

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

That Termite - Unbelievable and amazing. Great work sir, you're a master builder without question (and the paint job aint half bad either :thimbsup:

   
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Cardiff

Thanks dude! Apreciated!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Resisted issue 1. Splurged on 2 x Issue 2. Here are my spoopy bois after some quick hacking and chopping:



Little bit of cleanup and filling to do but ‘‘twas a fun hour’s assembly! Only bits used were a Marine backpack (to replace vents where plasmagun was cut off), Cataphracti arm, Skaven tail and a Chaos Marine head, plus a few Citadel Skulls. I’ll mix with my Dark Imperium dudes to make one 2x Plasma squad and one 2x Blight Launcher.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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China

Fancy building me a leviathan ;-) Nah seriously your scratch building skills are incredible! Plus I have a thing for IG so overall I love this log

   
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Cardiff

Thanks dude! I am mighty tempted to have a go at some ridiculous Leviathan/Capitol Imperialis type behemoth!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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 JohnnyHell wrote:
Thanks dude! I am mighty tempted to have a go at some ridiculous Leviathan/Capitol Imperialis type behemoth!


Just do it!

Then let my Fenriders circle round it.

I have to ask, where is that bird skull stuck onto the Death guard backpack from? It may just be the perfect piece to stop me needing to sculpt 15 bird skulls

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Rennes

Nurgle gribblies! what is the new plastic like? It looks a bit more shiney than previous GW types....

As for a behemoth.... I'd be interested to see that!

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Cardiff

 Kyor_Degremon wrote:
Nurgle gribblies! what is the new plastic like? It looks a bit more shiney than previous GW types....

As for a behemoth.... I'd be interested to see that!


Works like a dream, the only challenge is if you don’t want to paint it then any cut bits will be a slightly different colour. But as I’m gonna paint that’s no issue. It’s not more brittle like the Space Hulk Genestealers. It’s just like the grey plastic but green!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Los Angeles

Super cool work in this thread, very inspiring!
   
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Melbourne

Those plague marines are looking good. Nothing like some simple conversions to help break up some samey samey models.


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Minigiant wrote:
I have to ask, where is that bird skull stuck onto the Death guard backpack from?
It''s from the citadel skull pack.

A (lets be honest) indispensable kit for any modeller.

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Cardiff

 Snrub wrote:
Those plague marines are looking good. Nothing like some simple conversions to help break up some samey samey models.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Minigiant wrote:
I have to ask, where is that bird skull stuck onto the Death guard backpack from?
It''s from the citadel skull pack.

An (lest be honest) indispensable kit for any modeller.


Thank you, yes that's the kit! I bought it to get some Gor skulls for the 3D Gorechosen arena I'm working on, but the others are coming in super handy. The resin ones I had before couldn't easily be trimmed flat to go on a cauldron, etc. And the bird skulls are soooooo cool.


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g0rb wrote:
Super cool work in this thread, very inspiring!


Thank you! I will have more eon the go soon... work stops play just now.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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 Snrub wrote:
It''s from the citadel skull pack.

An (lest be honest) indispensable kit for any modeller.


I have apparently been completely out of the loop and never knew about this kit.

Thank you for enlightening me!

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Cardiff

Updates... woooot.




Here’s a pair of EveryRhinos I’m working on. They’ll be convertible to be Preds, Razorbacks, Rhinos or Whirlwinds.







Beginnings...builds don’t look like much for a looooong time and these looked boring until the side vents went on.



Side view before cleaning up some of the overhang the track guard pieces had. I made them by eye as the sides came out thicker than the template (thickness of the material being the reason) so I just cut a strip and eyeballed it.



Newbies with their venerable Deimos pattern sister!



A cat to keep you interested! Eddie is such a derp.







Going for an urban combat/harsh environment look. The front has been adapted to have a singled lensed vision port instead of a slit, and an armour panel applied to the opposite side. The cupola ring is from a Tesco fake £1 coin for trolleys and the turret ring is a 32mm base. The top plate can be swapped 180 degrees to be used as a Predator turret base plate instead. The side vents were made from 0.5mm sheet instead of my usual 1mm, to avoid massive seam lines. I’m learning!



Making guns. Starting with twin assault cannon loadout. The guns slot in and out to save on magnets. I’ll be making other loadouts too.



Test fit. Looking decent!



More detailing and Storm Bolters built. Again, fed from inside on urban-hardened pintle mounts.



And that’s where we’re at as of last night! More detailing to go on the hatches, LOTS OF RIVETS to do, door emblems, maybe some stowage and purity seals, then I can start building bits for the other variants. Phew!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Amazing scratch building skills! I bet those Rhinos could pass as the real plastic kits when painted! The only critique I have is that the wheels are a bit awkward as they come outside the tracks. You maybe could have put some spacers between the outer armor and the wheels to tuck them in deeper, but I guess that's too late now.

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