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Love your gothic stuff - even your "basic" painting is really great. Nice merchants especially. That red one is ace!
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Thanks chaps! Glad you like 'em Chip in with ideas as well. I'm pretty much winging it at the moment.

BossSavage, Yes mate, there is loads of support for BFG which is pretty amazing really considering as it wasn't around as long as, say Necromunda. The models themselves, the early ones anyway, I think are some of the best, most iconic models GW has ever produced. The effort that went into their design and into the original masters is nuts. I'm pretty sure that, at least the battleships, were made with plasticard (I can see the joins on the metal versions). there is a lot coming from 3D printing but I just prefer the look and feel of the ones made from plasticard, like the originals.

Speaking of Plasticard. Update. Not a massive one but there's a LOT of work gone into it. Especially as I had to redo the banding along the front dorsal section as it was all to close together and wasn't symmetrical to the rear section (the rear section had 3 bands above the weapon port, the front weapon port had 4 above it! Also added the Torpedo tubes along the bottom to be a little bit different. However the prow now looks more like an up-scaled version of the Dauntless light cruiser than a Voss prow :/









   
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In the Loft

Needed a break from plasticard to be honest and started work on a new fleet. Ebay seems to be somewhat light on Light cruisers (see what I did there?) at the moment so I dug out an old mould and cast a couple up. I don;t think I ever made a mould of the antennae section but I think they look alright without it. The moulds a bit old and there's loads of mis-moulds and mis-casts but they'll do!!





Colour scheme for these two? I'm out of ideas. Not green, red of grey!!
   
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Very cool! Thy look terrific- store bought but better!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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In the Loft

Thanks mate

Well, Progress report. Almost done. I just have to work out what I want for the wings on the prow eagle. Angular (like the current Retribution) or more rounded and more like actual wings.

Also, The next prow will be........... What? Ideas please.









Comparison to an Original metal part.

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Affton, MO. USA

Amazing comparison photo there .

The next prow should be Tim Prow. He can sit next to you and sculpt while you work your plastic card magic and the two of you can chat away .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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In the Loft

I honestly have no idea who Tim Prow is.......... Is that bad?

Speaking of prows. Think I'm happy with this design.





   
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Looks good, it all looks good! I am amazed that I have never stumbled across this Blog before but am happy I have now! Love me some toy space ships (and light cruisers especially).

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In the Loft

Thanks mate! There needs to be more love for little space ships!
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Some prow ideas:
U shaped civilian prow
Massive cannon
Ram, not a little ram under it, like the whole prow is a fist or a ram's head
Launch bay
Hammer head
Metal skull
Demonic prow

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Lord Borak wrote:
I honestly have no idea who Tim Prow is.......... Is that bad?

Speaking of prows. Think I'm happy with this design.







Excellent work on the prow .

Tim Prow-http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Tim_Prow
Long time sculptor for dozens of lines of miniatures. I have no reason to have mentioned him except his last name .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Excellent work indeed- working greenstuff that small, and with such detail- wow!

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Cairo, Egypt

Tim Prow's still active, got a package from him this week!

https://diehardminiatures.com/

 
   
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In the Loft

Well, Glad you like it! I wasn't looking forward to having to rip if off and start again

Meer_Cat wrote:Excellent work indeed- working greenstuff that small, and with such detail- wow!


Thanks. Dreading my caster saying he can't cast it up now lol

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Some prow ideas:
Ram, not a little ram under it, like the whole prow is a fist or a ram's head


This sounds great. Consider it DONE.

Tim Prow has been around a bit (Hur Hur)


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WARNING: Pic heavy!

Figured I'd do a step by step guide on the next prow.

Making the basic shape




Orks made it.





PING!!! Filed it.




Observation tower done.



Side details done




Recognise it yet? I was going for something along the lines of this.......


However now I am where I am, I'm not sure I want the spike on it. I kinda like it as it is. What say you? Also, Torpedo tubes somewhere? Underneath? HELP!


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I went with under slung Torpedo tubes. Feels like a cop out...... I don't know why. Added the spike.... 50/50 on it. I guess I can just snip it off when I get a resin version.




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In the Loft

Not much of update. Just figured I'd try and see what it all looked like put together. I must say, I rather like how it turned out







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Also finished my Terra class Battleship


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Cairo, Egypt

So this will be on ebay sooner or later?

 
   
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In the Loft

The Painted ship is not for sale

Once the other prow (or two now) is done it's pretty much a 6-8 week turn around until I get the first runs. Butt, yeah, eventually you'll see them on Ebay. I usually get 3 samples before then though. I'll nab one so, if you want you can earmark one of those.
   
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In the Loft

Finished my Nemesis. The pictures didn't turn out very well and the white looks flat as hell but, meh, I can't be bothered to re take them.








Also tried out a new colour scheme for the Retro fleet. White with red prows. Basically the old Space Fleet colours! Prows have been converted slightly to resemble the Battleship Prow.

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Looking fine!

No need to hold anything for me, I'm moving this summer and need to focus on digestion right now.

 
   
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In the Loft

Well, I've started the 'Fist prow'. I don't like it but not sure how else I could have done it without the prow being to long or the fist being to small. Oh well, I'm not going to be using it



   
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In the Loft

Fly me Closer! I want to punch them!!









   
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Affton, MO. USA

That’s bonkers, in such a good way , now that you have Righty you need a lefty to cover the other side of the fleet . Then once cast you can drill a whole in the top for the sword handle to slide down through.

Seriously, great work, and 40K is full of such creations that these would not be out of character for an Imperial Fist fleet at all.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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I think it needs some kind of central ramming spike... I wonder how that could be implemented into the aesthetic?

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 Flinty wrote:
I think it needs some kind of central ramming spike... I wonder how that could be implemented into the aesthetic?


3 spikes between the knuckles?

 
   
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In the Loft

 Flinty wrote:
I think it needs some kind of central ramming spike... I wonder how that could be implemented into the aesthetic?


Perhaps an extended finger? Maybe the middle one? Wait.......


TheoPhoney:
Glad you like it OH god, no, I'm not going down that route Although maybe it could be holding a symbol? A sword would be to big!
   
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 Lord Borak wrote:
 Flinty wrote:
I think it needs some kind of central ramming spike... I wonder how that could be implemented into the aesthetic?


Perhaps an extended finger? Maybe the middle one? Wait.......


TheoPhoney:
Glad you like it OH god, no, I'm not going down that route Although maybe it could be holding a symbol? A sword would be to big!


Could be holding a giant red solo cup with a little umbrella , or be a suicide ship with a grenade in the fist . Giant pistol , shoots boarding torpedos. The possibilities.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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In the Loft

The pistol idea sounds awesome. Although, I'll let you do that

Work on Prow Number 4. Based off the old Space Fleet Dominator. Quite happy with it so far.





On a side note. A few issues with people making re-casts of my High conveyor. :/ Not sure whether to feel annoyed or flattered.
   
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Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Saw these in the flesh over the weekend (whilst losing 3 games of bfg :( )great stuff and I recommend Lord boraks work to anybody looking.
I didn’t see the fist though or I may well have nabbed it!
I would do an imperial/crimson fists fleet just to incorporate it
Have you considered a horizontal fist rather than the vertical one?

   
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I don't know what to comment on, this thread is full of epic win!

Your green-stuffing skills are excellent, and even though your painting is just as good, I mostly look forward to what you create next. Those Battlefleet Gothic Ships are superb.

   
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In the Loft

Radu Lykan wrote:Saw these in the flesh over the weekend (whilst losing 3 games of bfg :( )great stuff and I recommend Lord boraks work to anybody looking.
I didn’t see the fist though or I may well have nabbed it!
I would do an imperial/crimson fists fleet just to incorporate it
Have you considered a horizontal fist rather than the vertical one?


Sorry? Two of those were a scenario that was basically "stuff the Imperials" so that hardly counts. The big game was tooth and nail all game Glad you liked the bits though, There'll be a set with your name on it of course I'll probably have a fist spare from the set I'll use anyway.

Daemonslave wrote:I don't know what to comment on, this thread is full of epic win!

Your green-stuffing skills are excellent, and even though your painting is just as good, I mostly look forward to what you create next. Those Battlefleet Gothic Ships are superb.


Thanks mate! That's a lot of flattery in one comment



Right. Prow number 4 is complete.







Also been working on repairing a battered old Chaos cruiser I won in an ebay lot. It had the front mangled, no bridge and all the weapons were knackered. So, what better thing to do with it than turn it into a Tyrant class Cruiser for my up-coming Imperial fleet! I still need to work out how and where I want the Torpedo tubes and also need to add some banding around the rear hull.


   
 
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