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Interested to see where the ponies go... I'll rephrase that...

Interested to see what you do with the ponies.

I went pony-trecking once. Only time I've ever sat on a horse-like entity.


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And interested in how you approach the super-ponies..... It's all part of the hobby, and new stuff is new stuff

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 Meer_Cat wrote:

Thanks kestrel! I suppose with the last set of four I could get Wirecat to sculpt me a team leader, fasten firkkin' laserbeams to their heads and use them for a kill team!


*Spills some late-night tea over the table*

Hey, stop giving me weird ideas! Now... look what mess You have awakened!



I will have to decide between Bravestar and Saber Rider, but jokes aside - when my wolfen are finally off the table I can think about these ponies too.

Terrain is shaping up impressively. Personally I envy everybody who undertakes terrain-building projects of this scale.

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 Syro_ wrote:
I suppose with the last set of four I could get Wirecat to sculpt me a team leader, fasten firkkin' laserbeams to their heads and use them for a kill team!


That's one of the best things I've read in a long time


Thanks Syro- that was my best Dr Evil voice going there!

 Theophony wrote:
 Syro_ wrote:
I suppose with the last set of four I could get Wirecat to sculpt me a team leader, fasten firkkin' laserbeams to their heads and use them for a kill team!


That's one of the best things I've read in a long time


Need power hooves too


The power hoof will be their primary weapon! Well, the power hoof and fear, their two primary weapons! And surprise! Yes, power hooves, fear and surprise, their _three_ primary weapons! And...

 Dr H wrote:
Interested to see where the ponies go... I'll rephrase that...

Interested to see what you do with the ponies.

I went pony-trecking once. Only time I've ever sat on a horse-like entity.


Ponies go pretty much wherever they like, Doc I think I know what you meant though, this will be fun new change because I've never tried 'toy' finishes before or anything even remotely like the chibi style of manga. And I'm already booked for two follow on projects!

 monkeytroll wrote:
And interested in how you approach the super-ponies..... It's all part of the hobby, and new stuff is new stuff


Thanks Monkeytroll! A lot of it will develop as brushes touch pieces. The attitude that I see in the figures' faces is really reflective of the real ones. A lot of people don't have the patience for ponies because they are smart and they can be willful- you've got to know what you're working with and remind yourself that you're the one with the opposable thumbs every now and again!

Wirecat wrote:
 Meer_Cat wrote:

Thanks kestrel! I suppose with the last set of four I could get Wirecat to sculpt me a team leader, fasten firkkin' laserbeams to their heads and use them for a kill team!


*Spills some late-night tea over the table*

Hey, stop giving me weird ideas! Now... look what mess You have awakened!



I will have to decide between Bravestar and Saber Rider, but jokes aside - when my wolfen are finally off the table I can think about these ponies too.

Terrain is shaping up impressively. Personally I envy everybody who undertakes terrain-building projects of this scale.


Thanks Wirecat- and the picture is hilarious! I showed it to my wife and she thinks it captures the essence of the critters perfectly. And the firebase I built from the picture frame was bigger, but this industrial 'cobbled together' chem plant piece is much more involved, more complicated. I'd have never tried without the LOER contest to give me a push!

Thanks all for looking in- more follows soonest!

"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."

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Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated- it only seems like I fell off the face of the earth for the last little bit. As Miracle Max tells us "When someone is _all_ dead, there's only one thing to do- go through his pockets and look for change."

After the push to complete the LOER project, I'm taking advantage of the opportunity to be 'between' projects to get some niggling things caught up.

The project of the moment of course, are the Chibi Shetland Ponies (Phase I: Normal Alter Egos). [Phase II will be Super Pony Attack Team and Phase III will be Chibi Pony Kill Team). These need only the grass and some bits added to their bases and they are pretty much done:



Next up was a tiny little detail for the anti-aircraft gun mount (the 20 mike mike quad) from one of my earliest posted projects- the ack ack tower from the Imperial Fire Base. The guns needed their magazines to be really complete, so- now those are done:



Next, and this does not count as a project (my rule that I've been pretty good about following is only one project at a time, lest I get overwhelmed by the fact that I now have - I think- more stuff than I can paint in my lifetime) is the prep, assembly and priming of these Grimskull 'Emperor's Sisters' (really, Sisters of Battle). This is my second time working with resin, and as opposed to my experience with the Raging Heroes, this went very smoothly. The figures are fantastic in their crisp detail and lack of mold lines. There was literally no flash anywhere on these pieces and I highly recommend them. I was preparedfor the worse, so dutifully scrubbed them in a dilute liquid dish detergent solution, thoroughly dried them and then glued them up- with absolutely no trouble at all. I used Gorilla Glue Super Glue Gel, and they all stuck together the first time around with no fuss. Freakin' unbelievable, after what I went through last time. The only place where I used a tiny piece of greenstuff was the join between the shaft and the shrine of the standard- it's a small join with a lot of top heavy weight, so I wanted it strong. The pics are the command group, the squaddies and a singleton of the grenade thrower- beautiful piece:







The squad leader (probably soon to be a platoon leader, as I'm ordering in enough of these- they're from Poland, I think- to make two full squads) and the heavy dual-melta gun are on temporary bases- those are their bases out in front, to be painted separately.

Lastly, Insaniak gave the link for these laser-cut shipping containers and mine came in a couple days ago. These are a very thin MDF and very precisely cut. At US$5.50 (that includes shipping) each, I'll be ordering more. These first two I built just to see how they go together- the next pair will be shipping configuration with a lot of customizing and the last pair (they come three each to their set, I got the 'space' ones and the 'standard' square ones) I have something in mind for. I'm brush painting these, as I want some good depth of weathering and fading, but I do recommend using spray cans or n airbrush to do these to get a smoother coat. Part of my problem here is I'm painting cheap craft acrylic paint over top of Rustoleum spray primer, so there may be compatibility issues there:



That's an Eisenkern stormtrooper in the foreground and an old Rogue Trader adventurer on top, for scale. They both need base coats finished and then weathered, but I wanted to show what all I've been up to.

Next is to finish off the containers, the bases for the ponies and prep the next set of four ponies (the superheroes). I also got my Occulte Predators Blood Bowl Kickstarter figures in (I don't even play Blood Bowl, but daaaaang! these are some sexy players!) so those need to be prepped. I'm trying to get a lot of my resin cleaned up and together now, as I have _a lot_ more stuff coming in (Empire of Men- you guys need to get your stuff in one sock and get me my figures! )

Oh yeah, and (looking at the pics of the Emperor's Sisters) I need to build a display board to take better pictures on.

More follows soonest.

"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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I like the approach your taking on the horses, should be very interesting.

Never been a huge fan of the whole Sisters of Battle, but those models are lovely. Looking forward to the board you’ll be making.

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've never done SOB before either- but the detail on these was so exquisite really wanted to have a go. I mean, really, who doesn't like an Order that considers a flamethrower a close combat weapon? (I had a buddy years ago who referred to Sisters of Battle as '*itches in heat' and then wondered why no female personnel wanted to game with us. Great infantryman, not so good with the diplomatic skills.)


"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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Belgium

For pony! (LFG webcomic reference for those who don't read it)

Those conainers look real interesting, the 'space' one would look great as a pillar as well, by the looks of it.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






True- I hadn't thought of that, but looking at the space type container it would make an excellent pillar. The base foot print is about 3 inches square and I think the more mundane raised ridges pieces could be replace with more elaborate scroll work, if one wanted. You could use them to line the sides of a large floor leading to a throne or something- would make for a great gaming area- dodging around pillars and getting snap shots off!

"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



 
   
Made in gb
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Good job on the ponies and good start to all the other things.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page, Twitter or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in us
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






Thanks, Doc.

"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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Not where I should be

Ponies are great, nice work all round on them.
The Sisters are cool, was always disappointed at the limited supply of them. Nothing for or against myself, just thought it odd at the limited options.
Love the containers. Messed about making some but can't compete with the laser cut stuff. Good start on them. And like the pillar idea.

   
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Beast Lord







Just crazed enough. Perfect! Staying for more!!!

Pledge 2017:
Infinity - Ariadna (8/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (7/10) : Alkemy - various (12/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (10/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (13/10)

Pledge 2018:
Infinity - Ariadna (11/10) : Hordes - Circle Orboros (0/10) : Alkemy - various (11/10) : Burrows-n-badgers (11/10) : KoW and misc fantasy (11/10) : Deadzone and misc Sci-Fi (11/10) : Warmachine - Convergence of Cyriss (5/0) 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
Ponies are great, nice work all round on them.
The Sisters are cool, was always disappointed at the limited supply of them. Nothing for or against myself, just thought it odd at the limited options.
Love the containers. Messed about making some but can't compete with the laser cut stuff. Good start on them. And like the pillar idea.


Thanks Cam. Same here- I liked the Immolater tank that the original SOB had, but once you're past the flamethrowers, not a lot of variety. I plan on blending these 'Emperor's Sisters' in with a bunch of VASA Archangels (from Urban Mammoth) that I've been collecting for years- time to do something with them.

Wirecat wrote:


Just crazed enough. Perfect! Staying for more!!!


Thanks Wirecat- the wife has already actually lined up orders from other of her horse/pony owning/riding/driving friends! You can't really see in this pic, but the figures do have accurate markings (socks, blazes, stars and snowballs) to match the real Shetlands. Now her pals want ones for their critters too. These are nice problems to have: a wife that supports the hobby and an appreciative audience. I have to check eBay and see if the Russian outlet that I got the last lot from still sells them!

And instead of any of the other projects that got temporarily put on hold during the last build for the LOER, I think I'm going to go forward with the 'disappearing carriage' planet-based, orbital defense gun. Yep, a heavy artillery piece, manned by on-board crew, intended to take on warships in orbit. Or, conversely, provide direct, irresistible fire support against ground targets. I read somebody's sig file that says "If your irresistible force isn't working, you're not using enough!'. It'll let me use up the B4 Howitzer barrel that has been kicking around on my desk since the Phaethon went from being the gun to being the ammo hauler. (I already have a different plan for the gun to go with the Phaethon.)

"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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