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Horrific Howling Banshee






A new project given to me by one of the local guys to model and paint, hopefully it will be instructive to those who haven't got one of these rare beauties. I will try and post at least three to four times a week the progress on this(as the moderators allow) and soo the Adventer begins.....
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Ancient Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought




The oceans of the world

You are my Hero.
   
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Horrific Howling Banshee






Some of the back story on this model, it was cast twice due to mold failures, was partially assembled and had green Testors paint applied on part of it as a test, first priority is a bath and stripping the enamel paint off. Then I have to take measurements of certain parts to figure out how much wire I need. I gave the rough estimate of 30 led lights, the tank/battlesuit bay will have lights, the troop bay, and the Aircast Navigators/ Weapons officers will be lit, as well as having landing lights and running lights. And I'm thinking of lighting the Blacksun Filter as well. http://40kpainting4hire.blogspot.com/

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Boosting Space Marine Biker





Concord, CA

Oh man, this will be fun to watch. Good luck!

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Horrific Howling Banshee






Soory was busy yesterday with a local tourney, today is bath day, with a mix of Simple Green and water to get rid of the little bit of paint, loosen the glue, and clean off the Mold Release. Whoops, the other project too.....
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Dipping With Wood Stain





Hattersheim, Germany

Your overlord doesn't look amused ;-).

Seriously, great project. I've always wanted to see this model done, looking forward to your progress.

Cheers,


IK-Painter

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As always, enjoy and have fun! 
   
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Legendary Dogfighter




Am I correct in saying...

If you but the model from Forgeworld at £900 you also get the Plastic Tau Models inside it? i.e. Crisis Suits, Hammerheads etc? I remember reading in the FW blurb that you do.

Anyone? lol

   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Holy moly! How are you going to mount that beast? It's huge!
   
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Possessed Khorne Marine Covered in Spikes





The Royal Tunbridge Wells

i'm going to have fun following this

 
   
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Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

wow.
I have no words to describe the epicness of this!

 
   
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Calculating Commissar






Well, I always wondered what one looked like unbuilt.

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 Ouze wrote:
I can't wait to buy one of these, open the box, peek at the sprues, and then put it back in the box and store it unpainted for years.
 
   
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Horrific Howling Banshee






It does come with the plastic models, as well as two part legs for the crisis suits, the client is going to use the legs to make his suit posed very dynamically. And yes this beast will be mounted, I am going to make an Imperial Ruin that will act as its flight stand(reinforced of course) The unfortunate downside to resin is it is HEAVY, this model empty weighs 28 lbs. And the Overlord is never amused.....

   
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The oceans of the world

This is going to be awesome.
   
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Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Having had to base a Tiger Shark I'm willing to bet you'll need at least a concrete slab to weigh this bad boy down!

Watching with great interest!

P.S your overlord is almost the exact opposite (colour wise) to my own little evil genius!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
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PanOceaniac Hacking Specialist Sergeant




Lake Macquarie, NSW

This is one of the biggest WIPs I've seen. Will be following.

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-Norman Schwartzkopf

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I shall be keeping watch on this as well.

Good luck to you with the build!

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lone dirty dog wrote:Yes, build it and they will come ……. Who I don't know and you probably wouldn't want them any way.

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Horrific Howling Banshee






Here the Overlord is still unhappy. When I received the model, one of the Drone carriages was bent, and the drones were glued in place, this is no longer the case....
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Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

Wow!

 
   
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Awesome Dude!

FOR THE ALLFATHER!!!! (Oh, the Emperor guy too...)
lone dirty dog wrote:Yes, build it and they will come ……. Who I don't know and you probably wouldn't want them any way.

Ahh Rivets! -Is there nothing they can't solve? - dsteingass -- It will last longer with rivets..... - you, guys are worse than my children...... - mxwllmdr

My P&M Blog/-=L=- Discussion  
   
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Horrific Howling Banshee






okay, got some more work done over the last couple of days, here's a pic of some of the work, for more go here. http://40kpainting4hire.blogspot.com/
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Sneaky Sniper Drone




I have myself thought about purchasing a Manta once or twice (not to long though ), and have often wondered what the quality of the cast would be (seeing the mess they sometimes make of normal sized models). At this price you'd expect them to take better care of allowing the model to cure properly in the mold, I dont think it gets bought that often that they really need to hurry.

I'm going to keep my eye on this though, it will be no doubt be awesome to see this get constructed .

1500, 100% WIP, 100% kick-ass
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Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator



Victoria AUS

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pre heresy deathguard project!

DKoK side project!

check out my P&M blog. 
   
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Horrific Howling Banshee






Got some more done on the Manta. Getting closer and closer...
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San Francisco, CA

this is going to be fun to watch!

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Troutdale, Oregon

Nice, I've want to watch someone build one of these. Saw an awesome scratch build a few years ago.

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Horrific Howling Banshee






Ohhhh the sanding.... If you haven't worked with resin before, I highly recommend a dust mask, or respirator when sanding something like this. I had to get rid of a lot of mold lines, this accomplishes two things, A; it makes the model fit together like it is supposed to. B; it looks sooooo much better when all the mold/cast lines are gone. I started with the Dremel, and smoothed out the rough spots with a hand sander. I will do finish sanding with a very fine grit(2500) sandpaper to give a smooth finish. this will make the paint job pop!!!!












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USA-Illinois- the Chi

You know the stuff your doing is pretty hardcore when you have to bring out the dremel!

 
   
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Troutdale, Oregon

Yes, to the mask. I'm pretty sure resin in your lungs in cancer causing.

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Horrific Howling Banshee






@jabba, apparently it only causes cancer if you live in California, I guess if you live anywhere else it doesn't . "has been known in the state of California to cause cancer, use with caution'"

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