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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois


Welcome all to GrimDork's Hobby Time!

Wow, I don't think I updated this first page all year (2016)... whoops. Sorry about that, though I'm not changing it today either

New year, new challenge! I'm gonna try to do one model for each day of the year! Preferably I'll get some major headway while I'm laid off for the next couple of months, as things will necessarily slow down in the summer. Can I do it?! Stay tuned to find out! I'll upgrade this graphic periodically as I make chunks of progress.


22/365=6%
Holy cow! It looks like an awful lot of work from this perspective! Remember you can click the photo to see it in the gallery and zoom in!


--1/8/2015--
I may stop doing these updates, I only periodically updated them anyway and what with the big 365/365 thing going on that will be update enough for now.


--12/04/14--
Samurai Showdown completed for all intents and purposes, woowoo! I've got some shirts to work on as x-mas gifts so may be slow here for a bit as those are not wargaming related and technically don't belong here on dakka for the most part. Here's a link to the SS gallery:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-70053-44376_Samurai%20Showdown.html

--10/29/14--
Big Mars Attacks! unboxing added. Still working on samurai diorama slowly. Probably a mix of Infinity, Deadzone, and Mars Attacks after that.

--10/12/14--
*Ahem, been a little bit. I've added shots of a 4x4' table, and have started working on the infinity diorama, those marines got finished but not Phil, he'll join the next wave.

--9/29/14--
I've added a couple of shots on page 52 of my mars attacks stuff, 9 minis in total now. Working on 5 more.

--9/27/14--
Around page 50-52 I've added some shots of my battle systems card terrain, bits and pieces of my DZ wave 2 order, and I'm starting work on 11 more Mars Attacks! minis which are now cleaned and primed. I am hopeful that this weekend sees a little paint go down.

--9/15/14--
This is where I deploy all of my miniatures wargaming hobby progress and what-not. You'll see some space marines, though I've really tapered off on those... You'll see a lot of models from Mantic Games, you'll see a lot of Infinity models too especially in the last dozen or so pages. Feel free to jump right ahead to the last page and say 'Hi!', I love all kinds of feedback and comments, or even just banter. I consider this P&M blog my backyard on Dakka, and so far nobody has ever given me cause to tell folks what to say here. Mostly you'll see me get new stuff, or pick old stuff back up, prep it prime it paint it, and often blab about the quality/nature of the items in question. Occasionally I'll put a battle report here if it's casual enough to not warrant going elsewhere. I'm going to work on getting links to a lot of my more interesting work here on the front page, but you can always click my banner or use my portrait and find my gallery, I don't think I've shown anything here that isn't in the gallery. More later, all of this set-up stuff isn't nearly as much fun as actually digging in and painting models!

Below are the original post and the last big update.


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Change is coming! This first post is going to get heavily modified (as I get time) to make things easier to find. First off, the biggest news around here is:

Goal complete!

So, with my TODO or DIE list finished up, I'm going to move on to a few smaller projects to kill time before Deadzone arrives. As Deadzone is now supposed to ship in late November, I'm thinking I'll be getting it either the last week of November or very early in December. That gives me the rest of October (and we're only a couple of days in), and the vast majority of November with which to work! I've got to do some housekeeping such as cleaning up my hobby desk, and storing models I'm not likely to use soon... Deadzone is going to take up a LOT of space! Aside from that (and possibly taking a break :p), I intend to paint my Bubblegum Crisis Knight Sabers, and probably some space marines (or a vendetta, something Imperial though). So keep an eye out, my *big list* may be done, but I'll still be updating regularly until Deadzone hits.. and then its crazy town.

Useful links Mk1, new and improve to come as I get time.
Jump to zombies!
Squad 1 painted.
First foray into dwarfs.
Inital effort at a goliath necromunda gang.




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As I've decided to go ahead and document my progress building the mantic corporation army set, I've gotten this post switched into a blog! For completeness I'm going to leave this first post mostly intact for the time being.

I may not update constantly, but as things get done, here they shall go. Eventually, once this box is sorted, I'll recondition this blog into a joint corporation/IG nilla/dark angels army blog. There will be much assembly at first and painting should follow once the dust settles. If you're bored what painted marines I've got are linked in my signature.

Hey dakka! I've been debating getting these guys for months and finally decided to go for it. Things may have changed but I know when I first looked into them, there wasn't a boat-load of information or pictures. I'd like to use this space to show you whats in the box, and share my thoughts on it.

Front of box
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Back of box
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The very first thing I noticed when I got the box in the mail was how light it was. I thought to myself, they must have shipped me the 20 marine platoon instead or something. All is well, the box really is just that light. Alot of this comes from the large majority of the models being sprueless resin plastic (i've heard it called restic). Not only did I find everything as advertised on the box, but I found some surprising extras!

Box spilled out on couch:
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I've read that these models can be fiddly or difficult to work with so I grabbed some tools!
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Turns out I only really needed the hobby knife and the sprue cutters (mostly just for the bases). One tip I had heard did come in handy. This restic stuff is really hard, a sharp hobby knife is really important! Brand new sharp.

These guys come off the sprue and have just a hint of mold line. A few bits also have tabs that need cut off.
Spoiler:
If you were going to forget to trim the mold lines on anything, these guys seem pretty forgiving.

I don't know about you, but I was intensely curious as to whether or not the bases matched up with GW's.
Spoiler:

same width


not quite as tall


the heavy weapon team bases are noticeably thinner and aren't quite as wide as the top of a standard GW 60mm base.
They seem to be made out of some sort of fiber/particle board. I doubt one would get too many complaints, but so far these are the most different.


The plastic(restic?) bases come on sprues(almost the only thing that does), and they sent 50, 10 more than you need.. woot! Correct number of "60mm" bases


I've assembled the one marine as seen below. I can understand while people would say they are a bear. The arms go on ball joints and are fairly small so it takes a little finesse to get them in place. I definitely wouldn't warn anyone away, they may not be cake but I wouldn't say hardmode either. I'll have more information soon as I try to do some weapon swaps (and hopefully some magnets).


You get two identical marine sections, as well as one each of veterans, rangers, and heavy weapon teams.

The marine sections come with 10 marines, 3 each of 3 different bodies, heads, and arm sets, as well as a kneeling figure with a pistol and energy fist. Each marine section also comes with a small special weapon sprue including what could easily pass for a flamer, melta gun, and plasma gun.


The heavy weapon pack comes with 6 kneeling figures, 3 sets of arms that attach to the 3 included heavy weapon bodies, and arms for the spotter. There are two options for each heavy weapon, an auto cannon or a laser cannon, which would be stupid easy to magnetize.


The veteran section has the same body layout as the marines, except you trade one standing body for a second one kneeling. The rest of the bits are the same with the addition of the heavy weapon (with two different bits for either auto cannon or laser cannon) and two more special weapon sprues. This means the veterans come with 3 of each type, 9 total!


The rangers section takes the cake. You get the same bodies as a marine section, including the fist and pistol, but the rest is different. The rangers come with "heavy laser rifles" (which would make excellent hellguns/hotshot las) wielded by more armored and imposing arms. There are only 2 types of arm here, unlike marines/vets with 3 poses. There is also an "extra" set of arms, 10 total rifles along with the usual squad leader gear. These guys also get a different set of heads which makes them look even more imposing than the regular marines. In addition to their 3 sprues of special weapons (like the vets), the rangers also have grav-packs which are very low-profile jump packs. Perfect accessory for deepstriking storm troopers, and even better, they fit on the regular torso so there's no obligation to use them.


Managed to update the post with the pictures I meant to add yesterday. I'll add another post later with more assembled minis as I get to them.

I'll leave you with some quick comparison shots. While the corporation marine isn't really any shorter than the cadians, he has more natural proportions. He may look a little anemic next to GW's range of guardsmen, but he makes space marines look bulkier and more superhuman.


Corporation marine in line with some cadians, old metal dark angel, and DV librarian.


Marine in line with two cadians.


Marine with DV librarian and terminator

I was asked to show a ranger and a marine together, so here they are:

The ranger has a more imposing helmet, heavier laser rifle, and beefier shoulder guards.

The ranger also comes with the optional jump/jet/grav pack.


Next to that guardsman again.

Thanks for viewing! I hope to have answered some questions about Mantic's Corporation marines, back with more later as I get some assembled.


--edit: cleaned up the post, added pictures where they were needed.--

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Made in au
Regular Dakkanaut





Thanks for the effort you put in. I don't know how many times I've almost bought these...
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

So far I'm really happy with the box. Getting double the expected special weapons was a pleasant surprise. Got alot of updating to do
We'll see if my daughter lets me.

 
   
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman




Thank you tons! I think I'm definitely going to get these then. Debating whether to get GW 60mm bases for the heavy weapons though. I don't think the net height difference for the models changes anything though because even though the corporation base is shorter the actual model is a bit taller so it pretty much evens out. IMO
   
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Umber Guard






Terre Haute, Indiana

I'll add a little to this. Got a 20-pack over the summer to bulk up my Elysian army. Here's a comparison shot with FW Elysians, some kitbashed GW stuff and the Mantic minis.


   
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Blackclad Wayfarer





Through the looking glass

I gotta say, I really like that box art.

Check out my painting blog! Criticize at will! Pointers always welcome!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/445094.page 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I think I'm going to put the weapon teams on the included bases. If anyone gives me any guff about them I can just slap them on top of spare 60mm gw bases borrowed from dreads and such.

Wow I knew they were similar to Elysians, but its even closer than I thought, now that I see them together like that.

I hadn't seen the box art until I got this thing out of its shipping box. I like it too, though I think they've come a long way with their enforcers (guys jetpacking down from the top left). I guess those could just be the rangers its kind of hard to tell.

I've been chipping away at getting the first 10 marines assembled, its definitely not as easy as slapping a box of guardsmen together. My first foray into magnets has left me looking into alternative swapping solutions. I've moved on to trying pins with moderate success. The guns are just so thin, its hard to get anything in/on them to stick/socket/etc to the hand. I'll come back with pictures when I have something a little more solid.

 
   
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The Hive Mind





I'm not a huge fan of the way the Marines look but I _love_ the Rangers.

Between these and the Sedition Wars models I think I found my IG detachment...

My beautiful wife wrote:Trucks = Carnifex snack, Tanks = meals.
 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

First off, thanks to the mods for moving this to P&M blogs!

Rigeld2: the rangers are my favorite. I still love the grunts too though.

I've got more done but for now I'm going to throw down Platoon Infantry Squad 1:


Now that I have a couple of squads under my belt, I can better comment on the quality and condition of the minis. They are a bit tricky to assemble but once you have a good method down for holding/gluing the arms they get pretty easy, and there are only 3-4 points to glue per model so fast too. There aren't any huge mold lines, and the flash is pretty minimal but pretty much every arm has at least a small tab/nub. For as few mold lines as are, this material is pretty hard so they're a bit more difficult to scrape away than those on soft plastic. Fortunately they're pretty manageable, I'll say it again you could just about get away without trimming them at all.

A word on the torsos. The two sets with the left leg forward are pretty good, my favorite is the one with the most twist to it, has yielded my favorite poses. The set with the right leg forward is the most static/boring, and I noticed something about it in conjunction with the arm sets. One or the other set of arms goes on pretty easily, but at least one set just about never fits together properly when used with these legs. Either the socket on the arm, the ball on the torso, one maybe both sides have to be modified, or there will be a gap and you can see the ball on the torso. Can solve it by modifying like I said, or by gluing the left arm down like its being used to open a pouch. Not a big deal, just something I noticed that may prove helpful for someone else assembling the models.

I haven't noticed anything about the bodies or heads, but a few of the laser rifles (the special weapons mostly seem ok) are a tad warped. I've mostly bent them into place with my fingers though I think there are some resin tricks that could do it better. The first heavy weapon I put together is super crooked however.

This is after bending the arms/handles/whatever to just before I thought they would break. The weapon came with the veterans, I'm hoping the other three wont have this lean to them but it may just be the way they're cast. If they come out like this first one, I'll have to do something, either heating and bending or cutting. Probably fairly fixable either where the handles attach or by adjusting the arms a bit.

As I said before magnets just weren't going to work for me for weapon swaps. I've decided that these guys are reasonably priced and it wouldn't hurt to just glue everything and pick up some more when I want options. Once I committed to cutting and gluing the special weapons they ended up looking a lot better imo.

Its not perfect, could use a tiny bit of green stuff but I may just leave it alone. I mount the flamers and plasmas differently, pictures of the flamers to come later.

The magnets wouldn't have been terrible but they were taking up extra time. While their ebay store is going through a large update till the end of February, Hoard_o_bits was selling mantic boxes by the bit and the arms were gettable pretty cheaply. I think magnetizing the shoulders to the torso will be doable, going to try that when I get to the heavy weapon teams as I may not always want to use them, and the army set comes with one or two extra pairs of arms.


Too much work and loss of detail. Not even sure what I was going for on the blob of greenstuff, anything but a blob I guess.

Coming up next time on project dark storm:
a How-To for my bases
"Fireball" PCS
Infantry squad 2
Recycled bitz pistols!?

Whats on deck you ask? 3 heavy weapon teams, 10 veterans, and *gasp* a primaris psyker!

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Small update this morning, I give you the assembled fireball PCS!

While much more modest in size, I think its still fairly obvious that they are flame weapons.

I hoarded several of the lowered face shield heads to give the unit a more distinct look what with it being the platoon's "mini-HQ". If I ever get some extra arm bitz found/ordered I'm going to do something about that energy fist, as a PCS commander could actually take one.


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Almost done with infantry squad 2, but here's a quick breakdown of how I do my bases.

The top is made out of:
Spoiler:



You should be able to zoom way in via the gallery.

So like I said, simple.
Clip the mini-base off.
Trim the rest around the boots.
Cut the last off to make the boots proper height.
Cut a piece of tiled sheet styrene that's *just* larger than the base. For this size its 6x6 squares.
Large blob of hot glue in the base cavity, just not so much you can't slap the new top on smoothly.
Cut around the edge so its all flush. This could be done a lot more professionally but its a ruined city so I'm not desirous of perfect shapes.
Flip the base over, glue the newly liberated marine onto it, add a bit of rubble.
I'm planning on adding a little sand/ballast before priming, but I'll be doing that in batches.

Random project last night, I completed my first "60mm" base, its designed to fit two bases flush. I'll get some pictures of it when I finish IS2.

Still coming soon?
IS2
recycled pistols
heavy weapon team base

Wee!

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Alright, I was going to update more often this last week or so, but its hard to take pictures around here. I assembled a makeshift light box today and gave it a try. Either it or my lamps need some tweaking/replacing, but its better than nothing and a lot quicker to get set up. If you are having trouble seeing a detail, most of my pictures are way bigger in the gallery so feel free to click 'em.

I'm down to 5 models left to assemble at this stage, and just about have my color scheme picked out.


Infantry squad 2, lascannon team (needs 60mm base converted yet) and plasma.


Infantry squad 3, lascannon team in proper drop-in base, plasma.


a closer look at the heavy weapon team base.

Magnetizing arms and shoulders is infinitely easier than doing so with wrists/hands/guns. Even easier than marines, its almost impossible to mess up the placement of the magnets given the ball and socket joint style.

under the hood: both gunners, second model shown with rifle arms for when he isn't manning a tripod in a weapon team.

WIP Rangers/vets squad 1. I decided to go ahead with the backpacks even if I use them as vets, they add to the minis coolness factor and tbh the helmets look a little funny from behind if there is no grav pack. Two converted "melta guns". The flamer (or tactical flame unit for warpath) and plasma gun (no direct warpath use in current rules) are fairly obvious, the third gun seems intended for melta purposes. I may try to find a hose and fuel canister to add to these to solidify their role as melta stand ins. For warpath I'll probably just distribute the special weapons and blanket them all as TFU as its the only man-portable upgrade the infantry can get.
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WIP Primaris Psyker/Hero. Without extra bitz that fit in the scale this is the best I've come up with so far to represent a primaris. I would like maybe a long coat or just a little something to make him look a bit more authoritative. A nice head would be good too but I kind of see any psykers in this corporation army as being shady secret government operatives rather than flamboyant space-wizards. I like the length of the staff, but I'm going to rummage my bitz box a some more as the head is obviously imperial and doesn't necessarily fit in. Pistol made from bits clipped from the laser rifles on both ends to make conversions for the special weapons. For now I'm planning to spruce him up, but if the rest of the army is painted and he still looks like this, then I'm painting him too. Maybe replace with the corporation commander model later on.
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Last thing I've got tonight is a test model for my scheme. I'm not 100% happy with this model, but having done it and knowing what to do differently on the next one, I think I'm happy with the scheme. That's a pretty big deal for me, it usually takes me 3-4-5 test models before I'm happy and then I usually wig out before the first squad is done. The white is a bit rough but better than my previous attempts, the boots gloves pouches and straps are going to be colored differently. I intend on a lighter grey, left the wash too heavy this time or they'd be right. The red bits on the shoulder are probably squad markings so there will be a red squad, blue squad etc. May implement a line here or there. The eyes and green on the rifle only have the base layer of paint, just wanted to block it in, I usually paint those features in batches.

Corporation Marine/Imperial Guardsman test scheme.

Gotta get the last 5 rangers done and then its time to trim the crap out of those little round bases and get these guys mounted up on their tiles. I'm planning to undercoat white and use the airbrush to cover the bases in grey, the rest is washes and picking out details. Then I'll have to figure out how I want to paint the three imperial vehicles I have laying around, valkdetta, russ and chimera.

Coming soon:
5 more rangers
Painted...Models!?

 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

They look pretty good imo.A damn site cheaper than elysians too.


 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Yeah, these guys are a bit harder to work with than GW plastics, but cheaper and I like the truescale and general aesthetic, not to mention the ridiculous difference in price (especially so when you consider the 40 model box and up).

About the only thing I've wanted for while building them is a non power-fist looking sgt arm. You kind of have to make excuses for it when they're guard proxies. And while they're basically mandatory in all but the smallest warpath corporation squads, they aren't really amazing for their cost.

Hoping to have the first ten or so painted by the end of the weekend but we'll see, getting busier.


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Alright at this point I've got the rangers done, though I'm considering hacking one more up for a 4th "meltagun" for running a melta CCS and the option to run 2x 5 man 2 TFU ranger squads for warpath. I'm going to paint those next-to/last so there is time for decidening yet. I've got my first Infantry squad/ marine section primed and based. Going to do the bases separately next time, too much fuss to airbrush around the models legs and such, I'll just temp-glue the marines to nails or what have you.

As for updates with pictures, I've got my scheme hammered out. Had to go through two test models but I think this third marine is at a place I can be happy with.. It's been interesting painting with a white undercoat, almost always go with black, and white seems way less forgiving. Gotta fill in everything and can't touch the model at all, especially in my case since white shows up really hard through the black armor if I accidentally wear the paint off.

This guy is pretty rough, I'm just going for tabletop here so I think I can live with it, though I'm hoping to do a little better with each squad as I get everything down. Note the base is just blocked in with base colors, I've done plenty like this for my marines so I wasn't concerned with highlights and flock just for a proof of concept.

Let the forum auto-correct this one, the further you zoom in the worse it looks, but I think he's alright.


I think this is the most flattering picture, which isn't saying a whole lot but y'know.


I fully intend to go back and redo that stupid eye, I may give my micron pen a try for these, hands a little shaky to get that teeny dot just right.

In my defense, I think the red looks a bit more shaded in person than it does in the pictures. I'm not 100% on the metal coloring for the gun barrel, it seems alright maybe. It got put in after the heavy washes that turned the grey base into sort-of-black so it should mesh a little better on the next painted model.

I think if I can get all 46 guys painted like this without it taking forever, I'll be pretty happy.

Next update? For now we're just looking to power through the first squad. Still have most of the bases to chop up as well.

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Are there special weapons with the mantic box that could easily represent plasma/ melta guns? (Could be with a bit of converting). If so how did you do it?

Thanks!
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

There are 3 kinds of special weapon. One looks lot like a plasma with coils, another has an obvious flamer look. The third doesnt scream melta but it works in a pinch. Ill try to line each up later tonight for pictures.
Right now i have plans to add a fuel canister and tube to the third type but things have been silly busy of late.

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Alright finally got around to getting a picture, baby likes to eat my evenings!



The first one looks a lot like a plasma if you ask me. The second is what I would use for a melta. To be more GW-friendly one might add a fuel canister and a tube of some kind, but I think they look ok as is. The last is obviously a flamer.

The weapons look a tad different out of the box, I cut most of them just past the trigger and spliced them onto a laser rifle's stock. They all come with handles but the laser rifle has a weird handle that makes it a little hard to put a more standard (like all 3 special weapons) handle onto it. So I just lopped them off where it looked 'right' and glued them down. Still going to experiment with making the middle gun look more like a melta, but I still say they should pass out of the box.

 
   
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman




Thanks for all of your help/ pictures! I'm definitely going to buy this box (sadly not until this summer though). My IG army will get a definite boost coupled with some Manticores I'm planning on buying/ converting one from a chimera (I have one chimera I never use)


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I know I just posted.... but man I'm getting excited to buy these guys. Have you had fun painting/ modeling them?

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Yeah i have first 10 90% done i just need to finish the bases and update the two test models. I nabbed them for a quick guard project but the load of details is slowing me up a bit. I dont mind though, they look awesome and arent too hard too hard to work with once you get used to them.

Gotten so busy with work starting back up full time, I intended to update this more often.

 
   
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Focused Dark Angels Land Raider Pilot





Dallas, TX, USA

I like how you have the heavy weapons teams individually removable from the larger bases. They're looking good so far. Get your test guys complete, so I can say more.


Dark Angels (Black Armor Themed)
WarmaHordes - Protectorate / Skorne - ~100pts of each
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Playing only painted since 2012

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I've gotta get myself to do the bases. I'm wishing I had painted the models and bases separately but I need to get over it and get them finished, there can't be more than an hour or two of work to get the first ten table ready.

The removable heavy base was kind of a pain, but I'm pretty happy with how it looks unpainted, can probably make it look a bit better with bits flock and grass too.

I need to focus... Space marines are supposedly my "main project" right now of which these corporation marines were to be a brief distraction. Work started back up and has really nerfed my hobby time.

Of course now that my DA/C:SM army got stalled for a month or two I've come up with a new color scheme I may like more and or is easier. Been meaning to take a picture of the one guy I got more or less done to get some feedback.

And to put things even further out of whack I've gotten a bug to make an inquisimunda warband, necromunda gang (or three, ideas keep coming and I have a friggen mountain of untapped bitz) and I broke down and bought the Baldur's Gate enhanced edition which has kicked off a whole pile of D&D related nostalgia and enthusiasm

I'm a mess, its surprising I ever get anything done at all

I will try to get to work on these bases though, its a pretty minor thing to keep a unit from being done and sealed. And I'll see about posting up my "Brazen Templar" trial marine.

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Made in gb
Incorporating Wet-Blending





UK

Awesome blog, really like what you've done with them.
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Thank you kindly! I've been really horrible at keeping things updated here... Work has picked up full swing and all that. A good hour's work will see 10 corp marines done, need to get at that.

Nice Sig btw

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Alrighty, I've been going a bit nuts over the deadzone kickstarter, trying to figure out exactly what I want to pledge for and so on. Between that and work picking back up full-time overtime etc.. it has been a while since I've made any meaningful Progress to report.

Over the memorial day weekend I managed a couple of days off and on one of them I got myself to finally finish the bases and last little bits on my first ten marines. The eagle eyed among you will notice that two of them retained the earlier test color on their pouches which I may fix later once the whole army set is done, or not. Two of them also need the studs done on their boots, I seem to have missed them in the rush to get done. Be sure to click the images to zoom in a bit if you care to.







The bases need... something. The grey washes out in lower lightning, and the bases are a tad more sparse than I'd like. I'm thinking city battle zone though so I don't want to use vegetation like I'm doing for my space marines, I imagine the city these corporation troopers are walking around in a more recently deserted or still occupied city.


Close up on the sgt, special weapon guy, and marine.


Heavy weapon team aims down field. Need to finish the 60mm socket-base for this team and paint the optional burst laser, as well as the spare magnetized arms.

So, I think they turned out alright. There are a few spots I need to go back and touch up, but I'm happy enough with them for now to move on to the next squad and try to do a little better in some places.

I think I'll come back with an alt scheme for my space marines and hopefully some progress on the next 5-10 corporation marines sooner than later.

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For the tiles, you could try what I did; a brown/green mix of washes through some of the crevasses. This gives a dirty, moldy look to it. Of course, if you want a clean aesthetic, a straight black wash might give it some more depth at least.

Other than that, they're coming along nicely. I'm still hovering on the edge when it comes to the Deadzone KS, though I know there's not much time. If they had a Corporation (as opposed Enforcers) faction/starter, I'd probably pick it up.

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I'm nuts over the terrain myself. Though I do like the models too especially rebs and enforcers. I plan to all-in dead zone and the just pick up the warpath rulebook and a couple of vehicles whenever the wp kickstarter shows up.

I am pretty sure I did black wash the bases but maybe some thing darker or even a black line via pen.. gonna paint the models and bases separately for squad 2 so I'll have more ease of access.

 
   
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Hrmm, No work on the current "main project" but here are a few things I've been working on:

Alternate/new/different scheme for some or all of my marines. Something like Brazen Templars maybe.. Its about the same workload as the dark grey, but I get to dip these which should make them extra durable (minwax polyshades).










Arms off! I think the red has a little more depth in person, but oh well, really going for table top here anyway.


WIP terminator hanging out.

The main thing I like about this color scheme compared to the grey is that it pops a lot more from a greater distance. It also works a lot better in lower lighting conditions. The shadow knights tend to lose a lot of definition in dim lighting. The same bases seem to contrast well too. Oh, dont mind the white spots on the base, I stole it from another model and the feet didn't quite line up. Just wanted to hammer out a test model, I think he could have done with some more touch ups but the general idea is there.


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Got a hold of the necromunda rules and thought I'd start work on a gang to do in between other projects. Here are the first 9 or so of the initial 11-12 man gang:


Group shot


Boss in the middle with a couple of gangers


Ganger and heavy. Not sure about the chain, just grabbed a free arm for picture time


The juves, not sure about the empire pistol... wanted a stub gun and thats the best I could turn up on short notice. They all have the same bandana head cause its the youngest looking head I could find

So, I figure WoC marauders are pretty much textbook goliath. I think theres a bit more leather and not enough chain. They look a little fantasy and not necromunda just yet. These guys are all still way WIP though. I need some extra bits and bobs for character, and some detail to make them look more like goliath gangers and less like displaced chaos marauders. Fun to work with though, its nice being able to switch up gear from model to model instead of being stuck with the same gun for 7/10 guys.

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I think I figured the bases out a little better. Thanks again to my black micron pen, the tiles have a lot more definition.



I've got about half of the next squad off of their integral bases and up on nails, though the WIP won't show anything we haven't already seen.


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Man... These look better on my phone. Maybe this holiday season I'll requisition a proper camera


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Hmm... Wonder if I can crutch on the micron any harder... the way the white turned out... could almost use it to fill in the black instead of the black wash and repainting several layers of white. Next unit I'll see, i'm sure it won't look as good, but if I can get close it would save much time.

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Fantastic work Grim.I'M gonna give my pile of corporation a go now.Your blog has been really helpful.


 
   
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Thanks The painting part has never been a strong point for me so I do what I can. I couldn't find a whole lot on the corporation minis when I was trying to decide if I wanted any, so I've blabbed as much as possible while working through them so there's more for others to consider


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Bit minor, but squad 2 is undercoated. Now to do the bases while they dry and air out!

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Small update^

Bases are done, just need sealing. Too bad the marines that go on top of them won't be so quick. I had an idea to speed up the white, but it didn't pan out, so they're going to be no faster than before. I've been trying to get myself to do a little bit every day, so hopefully progress continues, however slowly.

To the right, the first weapon team is borrowing the finished team base--showing off, as it were. I'll probably give them a base I make later on, trying to match the angle of the tiles, which will be a lot easier for the unfinished marines as I can properly line up their bases before I glue them down...

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