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Cardiff

 Skinflint Games wrote:
Sorry about your cat dude, that's awful :-( but oh my god those are some amazing builds, especially the dread- how do you bend the plastic like that?

Be thee WITCH, JohnnyHell???


Thanks! That was 0.5mm curled carefully around tools then glued... well. That stage was what caused the build to be flung across the room and curtailed my plans to make three! When I reattempted it it worked ok. Essentially a thin sheet superglued just along the edge/at ends. Not fun! I used Milliput and sanded it to get the final finish.

What I like best about him is using a regular Marine helmet. I’ve never understood why a Marine’s head grows in death. :-D

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Previously on “John never finishes stuff”...



I left this unfinished for over a year. Using some solemn downtime to sand down the *awful* filler job I did, rivet and detail, and prime up ready to start seeing the table more. Came together nicely in the end! I envisage this as a Talonmaster who prefers orbital drops in a modified Tempest, then he blows the canopy and fights with the wind in his face and his sword free to fell the Heretics...



Primer does wonders to a scratch build. Pulls all the disparate bits together and hides a multitude of sins! The hardest part in early experimentation and learning to scratch build is simply visualising what things will look like after paint stops them looking like a pile of random stuff.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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I think I remember this one 'back one'- gotta tell ya- not seeing a lot of sins even in the unprimered version.

Great build and very believable back story!

"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 just wanted to add to the chorus of disbelief at your plasticard skills. Absolutely astonishing work and topped off with paintwork that really makes the models both alive and cohesive. Buy yourself a pint, if I were in Cardiff I would do t for you.
   
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Cardiff

Thanks guys! A beer sounds like a fine plan!

Need to finish painting the Talonguy tonight if I can as he’s going up against some Chaos tomorrow. I know my Ravenwing will likely get slaughtered but they fit my ‘no tactical patience’ playstyle haha.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Taurox redux...





Scions of the Praetorian LXXIX disembark under enemy fire!

I started this ages ago but finally completed it, in my new spirit of Actually Completing Stuff. Didn’t love the old turret; although it looked suitably archaic, I kept getting stick for it being a bottle cap. I made a new one based on a Baneblade sponson turret, with magnetised weapon options. Shown here with the Taurox Gatling Cannon and twin Autocannon.



Profile shots showing the new turret and weathered paintwork.





Some other detail shots. C&C welcome as ever!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Very nice build- congratulations on moving another model into the 'Finished' column! Love the paint scheme and how you've done the weathering- not too much, but definitely a street-rod.

Gotta say, with a car with those lines, "Praetor Al Capone, reporting for duty, ya mooks!"

"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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Cardiff

Thanks, Meer_Cat! Once again, the trusty 1” house paint brush comes in handy for the weathering, with a combo stippling/drybrushing technique. Though I did start off too aggressively and snapped off the front axle! Oops.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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UK

Tasty! M1 Combat Car template, and milk carton lids for the wheels? And ALL THE RIVETS ;-) love it, ace job

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Cardiff

 Skinflint Games wrote:
Tasty! M1 Combat Car template, and milk carton lids for the wheels? And ALL THE RIVETS ;-) love it, ace job


Good spot! I modified an M1 car template in Inkscape to make it double width, added a detail layer and soya milk lids for wheels. The wheels were too big and the fairings extended too far back so I made the platform to compensate!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Oh, Inkscape, my old friend.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Cardiff

Soooo... new build time!



This fugly thing is the inspiration. I love and hate it in equal measure. They released one with a Praetorian body back in the day, so that’s why I’m making one for my plastic Praetorian converted force.




Here’s the basic body structure. No build pics as there were lots of small fiddly bits! Bit chunkier, but that was intended. I’ve “new Mini’d it”.




Starting the legs. Daunting. The design is awful but I’m gonna stay relatively faithful!




More assembly.




I’m not piston about... arf.




Beginning toe fabrication. Lots more to do. Updates to follow!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

I spent a small age detailing last night while my girlfriend was playing Borderlands 3... here’s where I’ve gotten to:



I think it’s a pretty fun remake/update! I added an underslung HK Missile for good measure and to bulk out the silhouette. Stands about 4” tall!!!



I added extra detail in lots of areas, notably the feet. I kept the weird toe wheels, why not?!



Just cabling etc. to add with Green Stuff and I’m done!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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VERY nice work! I used to own a few of these, so bravo!

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Cardiff

FINISHED! Now to prime it...









A friend suggested just using wire instead of putty, and I couldn’t be bothered with the tube tool today. So instead I used piping either side of the chassis, and for the hydraulic cables on the legs I used one piece of stiff wire and two pieces of electrical wire each side. Did the job in minutes instead of hours!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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UK

Dude, that is freaking AMAZING

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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WWWWWooooah!

Way cool!
Inspiration for us all!

Can't wait to see that bad boy painted.
   
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Cardiff

Thanks chaps! It’s partway done already... based, washes, drybrushes and highlighting happening. I’ll upload pics later in the week hopefully. Treating myself to a new can of red spray paint helped HUGELY.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

FINISHED.





Ok, maybe not 100% done as I need to add some markings, but 99% there. Mostly washes and drybrushes as life is too short!

And here’s a quick primer porn shot. This is the magic stage in a build. The primer coat unifies all your work and it becomes a ‘real model’...

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I'd run that in my army.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Cardiff

 Briancj wrote:
I'd run that in my army.


Thanks dude! I’m really happy with it.

Mortar teams almost done. They don’t have the pith helmets, as I’m almost out. Fluffing it that the support section sensibly wear ear defence, so go for standard Cadian pots. Or maybe my Whiteshields man the mortars and I should paint white stripes on their lids? Whaddya think?

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Well, we could get you more pith. But, I like the idea of different helms for different jobs.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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UK

That is a real masterpiece of a scratch build, well done!

   
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Cardiff

Very kind, thank you!

Dayum, my favourite plasticard seller is no longer selling. Anyone got any good + cheap sellers that they've used in the UK please?

Also for foamed PVC? (looking at you @Briancj )

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Regretfully, I live in the US, so I have no UK suppliers. (sad trombone sound)


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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stationroadbaseboard.co.uk is where i buy mine


Did he smack that ass or just grab it 
   
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Cardiff

dreadwing wrote:
stationroadbaseboard.co.uk is where i buy mine


Thanks, I'll give them a try!

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Belgium

That's... an amazing build JohnnyHell - as always!

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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Cardiff

Thanks, CommisarKhaine!

And thanks for the tip on stationroadbaseboards, dreadwing. I found their “seconds” on eBay, reduced as they’re scuffed. Fine by me, as I’m sanding and painting them anyway. Bigger than A4 and cheaper than my old supplier. Nice!

So I’ve been busy but not been posting as I was making a birthday present for a friend. He’s acquired two drop pods, and a Contemptor. So I wanted to help the Contemptor keep up with the Veterans in their pods... only one thing for it really...










First assembly was nerve-wracking. Making parts true is hard enough... a trio of true? Ayayayay. Test fitting with my scratch built Contemptor:





It fits! Better hope Charlie’s Dread isn’t taller (spoilers: it’s slightly shorter, phew)


I reworked the doors. I made some in styrene but they were either flimsy or too difficult to get the shape and the bulk.

So, inspired by briancj and Insaniak I bought some 3mm foamed PVC. Two layer bulked out the doors just right, and I added detail layers in plasticard as normal.



Making icons - a sane person would have made one and moulded it. Not I...






Doors assembled and gap-filled:





The treads were done with packing strap cut off a cat food delivery! More details were added later.


Before rivetting and greebling:



And after:



I forgot to take more pics showing the hinges working, but here are some rotational videos showing the doors open and closed:

https://i.imgur.com/899mEXX.mp4

https://i.imgur.com/LMoaPwj.mp4


Automatically Appended Next Post:
I gave the Drop Pod to Charlie at our gaming night at Firestorm and he promptly un-deployed his Contemptor to redeploy it in reserve! He was most happy and sent me a family photo of all three pods the next day, haha.

I’ve spent all of today making Zone Mortalis-style walls, after a very very fun game using the Space Hulk tile set and fan-adapted ZM rules for 8th. Lots of walls made. Pics to come soon!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

FaaaannnnnTASTIC.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
 
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