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Made in us
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Arlington, va

Got my Shapeways order today, can now finish off the Fortress Precinct over Christmas break!



Very clean and sharp, quite happy with them. May have to consider a 3d printer for myself.

I thought the big icon had an inscription on the back but no, it's just tabs from the printing.


 
   
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Not where I should be

Nice.

I am getting more and more serious about a 3D printer as well, can think of lots of uses.



 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

3D printing seems to be the next generation of a utility knife...honestly...if the initial costs wouldnt kill me i´d be over it too...

and that quality is indeed very crisp!

   
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Yeah when I think about all the times I did a bitz order because I needed a gun or some other small thing, then I looked on Thingverse and even without printing whole armies and fleets it looks like I could find just about any bit I need.


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I should note the white girl is a bones figure for scale, not Shapeways.

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Berlin Germany

knew that...

   
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OK so not to whine like a little girl but...

What do you mean the $50 Leman Russ kit does not have a heavy stubber or dozer blade?!?

For #$%^ing real?

You include tow hooks and loops but left off two vital options?

Half the damn box is empty air, AND you made a tank accessory sprue already, why not spend the extra 25 cents on plastic and throw it in!?!?!?

(note - I know the answer, because you can charge $15 for it)

But is the small number of folks who'll go and mail order the accessory sprue worth the lost good will?

(note - I know the answer to that too, GW has always shortchanged people on options and I'm still here decades later, and yes I thought about it for about 20 seconds)

ARG!

Edit - Oh FFS no Hunter Killer Missile either? Yeah, yeah anything can be scratch built if you've got the time but still...

Was the tank sprue included at some point and then removed? I don't remember being this annoyed when I built them years ago.

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OK so Christmas is over and back to work. By work I mean hobby of course.



Bastion Base+plasticard floor.



I think I'll call them circuit courts...

Still need dry brushing, and posters, so many posters I will add...

Anyone used bunkers, are they any good?

 
   
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A bit more progress on the motor pool. 3 more black and whites to respond to emergencies.


 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

Did you make the I yourself or shopped around for one to suit your needs?

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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 Miguelsan wrote:
Did you make the I yourself or shopped around for one to suit your needs?

M.


The big I is from Shapeways, the links a page or two back. The guy also has other factions. Too big for the side of the bunker but it'll fit on the roof.

More minute progress on the motorpool and the Brute Squad.



Nothing too impressive yet but bit by bit...




Happy with how the tank commander is coming along. Yes it's another "Drive me closer, I want to hit them with my sword".

 
   
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I maked some stuff.



Fun night of watching Sherlock and building space ships. Ultraman and Yamato kits from Bandai. Always such a pleasure to build their models, everything just fits so well!

I'm not sure what the Jr Yamato ships are supposed to be, all I can find online is ''Wave Motion Experimental Ship Ginga" which seems a fine name. They're basically Yamatos but with a dome in the center which I'll just assume is the rose garden and conservatory.

They're 5" long so battleship sized for BFG, the Apocalypse class fits, prow nova cannon, dorsal weapon batteries and side lances. I could have done more to 40k-ize them, the prows are separate so is the bridge so easy to add angels and skulls. But I like them as is.

The 2 retro ships are Ultraman models, probably count as Tau.

The last one is some successor ship to the Yamato, 2 wave motion guns AND it wears an aircraft carrier as a hat Probably Tau too, maybe the Explorer Class.


 
   
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6 foot underwater

Nice. And yes, Bandai kits are great, those and Kotobukiya in particular, so satisfying to put together (even if I don't put them together in the intended configurations ).

Do like the successor with the carrier hat, it's important to have a flashy hat for those big engagements.

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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I just hope they make more variants with a destroyer as a hat, a submarine and of course a cruise liner for important diplomatic missions.

The kits are VERY Japanese, not just because everything fits together perfectly, but also because each part has a unique connector, so on the rocket there are 3 identical boosters, but each has a different tab so there's no way you could accidentally put the top booster on the left side or whatever. It wouldn't make a difference mind you, but it would be wrong. So it can't be allowed.

In Japanese, different and wrong are the same word. I've never found a more telling example of language reflecting culture.

(Hindi having yesterday and tomorrow as the same word comes close)

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I'll just part this here



Separated at birth?

 
   
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That's some interesting looking ships, the hat carrier especially.

On parle toujours mal quand on n'a rien à dire.
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Some ships progress.



Lord Borat's mass conveyor and some Bandai kits.





No hiding the Star Destroyer's origins but hopefully they're acceptable substitutes.

 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

ISD go well with everything.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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SoCal

Where did you get the mass conveyer?

   
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SoCal, USA!

How big is it compared to a BFG Imperial Cruiser? It looks girthier, but not that much bigger overall.

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-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Where did you get the mass conveyer?


Lord Borak sculpted and cast them, great kit, went together like a dream, I really recommend it.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/user/profile/90792.page

35UKP IIRC.


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4 5/8" long (vs 3 1/2" for a cruiser) and about double the width and height of a cruiser.

Can count as a Mass Conveyor from the rogue trader fleet or a Nemisis Fleet Carrier from the Additional Ships Compendium.

Great ship, can't wait to paint it.

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Thanks, appreciate the clarification.

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-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Lord Borat's mass conveyor and some Bandai kits.


The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
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6 foot underwater

Always good to have a variety of ship styles to hand

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Lord Borat's mass conveyor and some Bandai kits.


Yeah, I also Googled that, and didn't find it.

I re-searched on just "mass conveyor" and was able to figure out which model it was. For how it's described in the fluff (12km long), the model should be significantly larger than a BFG Battleship (8 km long).

If you scale the ships, it should be basically twice the length of an Imperial Cruiser. The UMC cargo blocks should be sized 6 weapon blocks wide and 3 weapon blocks tall. An Apocalypse-class Battleship should be able to fit inside the cargo area of a Universe-class Mass Conveyor.

Of course, then the model becomes silly.

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-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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Yeah at this point my spaceship scale is small, medium and large. As long as it looks good.

Anyway for questions or comments you're free to PM Borat directly.

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The amusing bit about BFG scale is that the largest ships are still smaller than the tip of the flying stand, so model size is just for grins.

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-- $k Kingdom Death : Monster P&M blog
-- 9k Craftworld Tian-Bing Eldar
-- 7k Ragnarok 1st "Einherjar" Imperial Guard
-- 2k Pale Templars CSM
-- 4k Solland's Ghosts WFB Dogs of War 
   
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BFG scales have always been totally inconsistent. Planets are tiny compared to ships. Ordnance is gigantic. Escorts are also relatively big when compared to cruisers or battleships.


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Just picked up Proxie Miniatures brick walls. He made them for Hero Clix but I see a lot of uses for 40k.



You get 14 walls, each about 1.5"x2" and they fit together Lego-like.







The doorway bit is small but it could work, you can always add battle damage and make it a hole.



The window is a perfect height for a fire port.



The ruined wall actually has a set of bricks that fit perfectly if you want to restore it. Otherwise you have a pile of bricks for dressing up terrain!

I give 5 bricks out of 5!

Now I just need a few hundred propaganda posters to hang on them.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-518-49798_Imperial%20Propaganda.html


 
   
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When I saw the pics in the gallery (This Week section) I thought at first you were casting the wall sections with Linka molds. They are very similar in size and look, are scaled for HO/OO trains, so about 20mm. Very usable for 28mm gaming.

I've bought things from Proxie before too though- very nice things.

Looking forward to seeing what you make with these- with the bricks that fit the 'ruined' section, I would think it would be pretty straightforward to make a superhero smashing through a wall vignette.


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@Meer Cat the walls are going to pretty basic L shapes, easy to scatter on any table and make cover/LOS blocking etc. And they're a handy place to hand propaganda posters!

Oh and forgot the link:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JAQ5WVC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Meanwhile over at the motor pool...





I am SO TEMPTED to add a Hellhound and paint it as a firetruck.

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