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Made in gb
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6 foot underwater

Nice choice for Chief Justice.

Double bastion looks suitably imposing as a precinct house...but as you pointed out, imposing buildings need somewhere to be stored.

I think the real trick will be convincing Mrs_Kyoto that it's just something you had lying around for ages and have just got round to working on....

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Arlington, va

Especially since all my hobby stuff is in storage and I'm just getting a few small models to relax...

 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

put hinges on and make it a storing option in itself...as you came up for yourself already...


   
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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Yeah the bastion kit is not the most user friendly, especially if you want to do any converting. That being said you seem to have made a good start on it!

You will definitely need some more bits for the floors, you could always just use a piece of plasticard/flat thing and then decorate it around the edges with the plastic floor sections?

   
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I ordered extra floors from Hoard of Bits, but they didn't come with this one little 1mm wide bit that joins the gap between floor sections. I'm sure can do something with plasticard rods or strips but it's another complication and the building already has some weakness issues...

But I shall endure!

This isn't even the most ambitious building I have done...


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Or the most ambitious use of Bastions...
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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

I remember your leviathan, but not the building. Inquisition bastion?

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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The Giant I building was my Christmas project a few years back, it's on this blog somewhere...

Yeah Inquisition HQ, with a network of turrets and such around it. Totally useless gamewise but so, so cool.

Like many projects, stalled at the 80% mark then obscured by newer, brighter lights.

 
   
Made in gb
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6 foot underwater

Ahh, probably in the years I was off dakka then.

80%, I dream of 80% before newer, bri......ohh, shiny.....

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Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
Made in gb
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Like the bastion so far. Positively puny by my standards. I am sure a man of your skills will sort the floor issue.

Totally with you guys on the distraction issue. So much shiny, so little room to store it all.

   
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Got 10 more Van Saar today....

 
   
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Great stuff! The wider bastion is a great idea, as is making it so you can put a smaller building inside it. Nesting terrain for the win!

   
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And for something completely unrelated...

I got my Chinese trucks and APCs in.





The ambulance is a perfect size for a 40k van/truck/utility vehicle holding 6 people or so.



The APC is a bit small but could pass for a low-end Rhino/Chimera equivalent.



It's about the length of a Chimera but a bit thinner and shorter.

And certainly both will look fine buried in rubble, tipped on their sides or otherwise turned into scatter terrain. Even parked they'd work fine, blocking LOS to models and shielding tanks.

For this project some of the trucks will get my generic civilian brown livery, and will get white with a sign saying 'Inconspicuous White Van - Nothing to See Here, Move Along'.

The APCs will get the livery of Planetary Security, the local law enforcement who are the first to show up and get slaughtered by the bad guys.

Oh and they came with these...



I was momentarily tempted to use them as statues for some bizarre memorial but ended up binning them. Life's too short.

 
   
Made in gb
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Not where I should be

The trucks are cool, like them a lot. Where are they from?

The APC's I like, I would use them as scout vehicles, smaller units of men needing a smaller vehicle to skip around in.

And the guys I think I would maybe make them into some whakey vending machine, paint a screen where their face should be and make it look like it dispenses something. just a thought.

   
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I got the trucks off of ebay, but Ali Baba has a better selection. 2-3 weeks for delivery.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Armored-Vehicle-Model-1-52-Simulated-Ratio-Military-Tank-Childrens-Toys/202471746332?var=502505613689

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RCtown-Children-Boys-Alloy-Transport-Vehicle-Truck-Ambulance-Car-Model-High-Simulated-Model-Toy-zk25/32842082542.html

One odd thing, they have room for pull back motors but none of them do... except one. So one of the six has a motor, bizarre.


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Getting there...



Officers assemble for uniform inspection!

Y'know there's a technical term for 50 Imperial Guard models... we call 'a start'.

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OH HAPPY DAY!

Death Korps Engineers are perfect for Shotgun Arbites, and Grenediers are perfect for bolter arbites, AND they count as troops.

All I need are 3 Centaurs and 2 Chimeras and I have an army!

Probably need some heavy weapons too...

And some way to make grenade launchers useful, or pretend they have plasma grenades...

 
   
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I would imagine Arbites might have an eye in the sky as well- for traffic reports, if nothing else. Valkyrie?

"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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Yeah it's Krieg!

Patrol Team=Engineers
Combat Team=Grendiers
Bikes=Death Riders
Centaurs=Rhinos?
Add in some Crusaders and you're done!

 
   
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I would just like to say that if I ever said or implied that the Bastion is a good kit and fun to work with I apologize profusely...

What pain in the tuckas.





And because of a missing 2mm wide part I have this gap I'll have to cover with card but the card won't sit right because of the texture on the floor and ARG!

Nonetheless the Chief Justice approves.





Also got a small outbuilding with left over parts so there's that.

 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

How about putting the card strip below rather than on top, creating a run-off channel type of affair? My bastion kit is buried under a ton of junk presently, not sure what the underside of those floor tiles is like.

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The bottoms are textured as well, you can build them with or without the fixture for las cannons.

I'm going to bite the bullet and do another bits order, sure the problem is surmountable but I'd always feels oddly disappointed.

 
   
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SoCal

What about using round styrene tubes, and thicker tubes at the rectangular sections? The gaps underneath might look more natural? Plus, you get to paint rust! Lots and lots of rust!


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Or would a flat zip tie fit in the gap?

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France

Might be silly, but is cutting a strip off the walls an option ? To have the halves match properly.

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Bit the bullet and did another bitz order, the gap will be filled!

In the meantime the decision to go with a Krieg list required adding some transports, specifically Centaurs...

But I didn't want to do the FW models, so...





My GAWD I hate Chimera tracks.


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Hate them SO MUCH





One more to go...

Anyone need 3 Chimera tops?

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6 foot underwater

Yep, they work. Tread armour is your friend when you want to avoid gluing all the treads...

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Getting there, just 2 more Chimeras to go...



Before I realize this will never work and I need 3 Lemans... And a Shadowsword.

 
   
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And that's 2 more Chimeras!



Note the elaborate conversion to turn them into proper autocannon Chimeras for Kreig!

While I was working on these I noticed this



The 'new' Chimera is 10 years old? 10 years?

Which also means it's been 10 years since GW refreshed the IG.

Anyway with these and with my new secret plan for the Fortress Precinct it seems I many have an army. Probably not a viable one, but a 40k army all the same.

Lots to do of course, rebasing, base painting, inking, highlighting... and finishing the models. But it's getting there.

Not bad for 'why don't I pick up 6 or 7 models and make a kill team'

 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

it seems I many have an army.


freudian error? welcome to the hording IG enthusiasts^^

and indeed...ten years still brand new... same with the sentinel...

converted chimeras looking good!

   
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What's even funnier is I was irked that it didn't come with the 'new' tank accessory sprue. Y'know the one from 2005 or so with the track guards.

As opposed to the old accessory sprue with the boxy HK missile.
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'New' tank accessory sprue


 
   
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Berlin Germany

marketing decisions, eh? *shrugs*

   
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Nah just time speeding up, the 1990s were like 3-4 years ago right?

 
   
 
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