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Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Hello and welcome,


This is going to be my alternative blog. Where I put anything not orky. I got an ork blog, and Will leave that as is, and will be working mostly on that so please excuse me if this has some gaps now and then.

The rules of this blog are simple, all welcome and all comments are welcome. I thrive on feedback, good and bad, and with this blog I definitely need some help with rough guide to army construction. Having said this I do not battle and these armies will never see a table top. I model for modelling not gaming. Mainly because I got no one to play with. Some of the items here will probably be illegal in game, but as I say I don’t game, so it’s more a rule of cool thing. But feel free to guide me regarding legality and squad size, make up and equipment. And don’t hold back, I cannot be offended. At least not regarding modelling etc. Please feel free to discuss anything relating to this blog here and all ideas and outside the box thinking are more than welcome.

I got :
Imperial Guard
Space Marines
Chaos Space Marines
Tau
Eldar
And Orks.

First up is my Imperial Guard Army.

I collected some guard many years ago, but that was sold a long time ago. Then last year my son joins the local gaming club, and says “Dad, I want an Imperial Guard Army.”
So as quick as I can I put together an army, bought at car boot sales and off the internet as second hand, with one or two minor bought new items. I paint what I have to as quick as I can, not really caring about it at all, just need to get the job done. Half of it I have not touched just bought it like that off the internet.
I have been buying additional units and tanks here and there and even made a papercraft Leman Russ. (made of card)
I never really did any of it justice. Then a while ago a bolt of lightning hit me in the form of Dakka Dakka, and I got the bug to actually take my time again, been doing mostly Orks since. But these Imperial Guard have been bugging me. For a start I think they are the wrong colours for me.

Ok guess a bit of fluff for this army.

They are actually two forces, Cadians and Catachans . They are deployed to support the ultramarine space marines in a campaign on this planet, Siccus Prime, where I base all my armies. It is a dessert world, and the imperium’s main interest in it is that several large Waagh!! have started here. There have been attempted colonizations and several other alien races have had a go, but the orks seem to prevail.

Ok enough fluff for now. Here are some shots of what I have at this time. Like I said I am not responsible for most of the painting.





Here we go then, so firstly, do I go one tone, two tone or camo. I think they should definitely be not green, thinking beige’s, possibly a cream/bone colour. But the colours they are, are going to be gone.
Your thoughts please on this.

Next up first model I am actually going to have a go at.
Demolisher. Bought like this cheap off the net.



The gun is glued in place, the sponsons are movable but glued up. I have tracks, but I will be putting the “extra armour plates” over the top sections of the tracks. Two reasons, firstly doing this gives me sections of track for other projects. Secondly I think they would cover the tracks to stop the sand getting everywhere, (again thought on this please). There are a few gaps here and there, and I am not sure if it is complete as I do not have anything here to compare it to, I will be looking on Dakka later to see what I might be missing if anything.
Doing gap filling on the turret…..


Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment.

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Storm Trooper with Maglight






Now we're talking!

firstly i think you got a nice army already and i look forward to see them get some love.

can't really say much right now until you start doing something to them.
though i can say that i think that demolisher cannon look too big for the old style turret.

also there isn't much detail on the old turrets that's why it looks like it's missing parts.


as for the paintscheme.
think you should go for camo! they are imperial guard after all. as for the scheme i think that large brown spots with double black-and-white trim on a yellow/beige backround would look great!

can't wait to see some paint on that nice looking guard.

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I am here and watching.

Definitely camo'. As it's a desert world, it would have to be largely browns. Maybe an idea could be to do random "stars" of dark green or black to replicate small patches of vegetation. Also worth thinking about THAT desert pink camo'... I'm sure you know the one. Could be a good way to introduce colour to the browns...

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Storm Trooper with Maglight






That sounds like a nice scheme too. and yeah pink would look awesome!


also, Jeff. the new link in your sig doesn't work. it's missing an "e" at the end

   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i beg to differ here in the paint scheme... have you all seen Develain´s stuff here for his vostroyans? he uses bone/creamy one colered scheme and it looks awesome... or ashotninja? he coins the desert scheme if you ask me...beige for the win here...

as for the army... looks really like you have yourself a nice force already... can´t really help you with assembly here... i only ever recycled rhino´s and a predator... but any other tank related stuff i cheated as i built my own from foam and cardboard...or PC...
beside... which one of the above is made from cardboard??? they all look plastic to me... jesus... you must have endless suply of patience for paperhammer models^^
oh and extra armor... yes please... i think in the desert with not much extra cover this would be extra handy!

cheers, vik

   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon






An other thread to follow?

of course , Catachans look good, I think They're so loved because of some old Stallone movie ?

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

I'll be watching...

   
Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Well thank you gentlemen, nice to see you all here.

Colour / Camo

Ok here are a few examples, thoughts please.

First up plain beige/bone....



Then with a couple examples of camo pattern, not sure I like either but what do you think?......


Ok next I have started to take the turret towards the general colour I think I am definitely going with....



Thank you everyone for looking and comments are most welcome.

   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Small update.

This is the base coated Demolisher. Going to have to come up with a name for these guys.

Anyways, This is as I say a basecoat really, I can add camo, or washes to change the colour but its roughly in the ballpark of what I am aiming for. Also that's the cage all in on the turret.







Thought I would show a little step by step of how I am doing DiDDe's railings.

Bunch of pics each progressing through. I used a 2mm PC base, cut and trimmed to shape. I drilled holes and Stuck in some copper wire for strength. Then put Styrene tube over. At this stage its good to straighten everything up and line it all up. Then glue on top rail. Then work around with small gauge styrene rod. I got to clean up the joints a little and paint it in to match, but thoughts appreciated. Credit has to go to DiDDe who did a brilliant job on his Baneblade Turret and gave me the idea.

The way I figure it, they are going to need all the storage they can get on a demolisher, the shells must be huge. I also felt, as has been pointed out, the turret is the wrong one for the barrel and needs some balancing out. I have base painted the turret as I figure it will be difficult to get in about with the storage in place.

Pics.....

Your thoughts and criticisms please.
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Showing copper supports.

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Supports and top rail in place.

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Just needs cleaning up and paint.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2013/07/21 03:05:32


   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i am a bit hesitant to do beige on my own... always fearing that i ruin my work through the washing...but you sir do a great job!...

IF you need to spoil that good beige now with camo i would vote for the more angular look...(on the right) but i also would leave it as is...and add just some regimental colors and such stuff and call it a day as the simple looking tanks have more majesty on their side if you ask me...

and railing work looks very good too!!!

   
Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Well, Vik you made up my mind.

Her is how she sits at the moment. Still needs work. Got to sort the plasma gun barrels and paintwork. And would like to weather it up.

Please let me know what you guys think.





Stowage.





Lamps.



More pics in gallery. Your thought please.


   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

no time to think when you oggle^^...

looks very good... i like the washed parts on the horizontal surfaces the best...the sides i think could do with some more
the regimental colors look nice and fresh... you decide if there should be weathering... fluff wise i would understand if these are kept more mint that the rest of the tank....
what i am a bit surprised by is the color of the nozzles of the plasma barrels...why the greenish tint to them? sooty black with the slim red hint on the inner rim, that would be more fitting...

lenses are really god looking...

this altogether is a really fine looking desert rat!... needs some decals tho

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Yeah, pretty much what Vik just said.

Weathering will bring it all together. Don't need to go overboard, just make it look lived in.

Perhaps make the panel lines/grooves slightly darker and a touch more lighter highlight on the edges (but that's a personal taste thing, so do what you like).

And then, signs/symbols/markings transfers.

Then the weathering... and it'll be good to go.


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Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
Made in gb
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Started some battle damage and weathering tonight, got other things on, but will be moving this along as well.





Pics are a bit dark so its not really that dark, but thoughts please.....any help here welcome.

   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon






Wanted to comment about this, but forgot somehow
I love the extra storage room You made on this tank, awesome.
For the weathering I think that the sponge method I use on my orkz would suits your need for dirt.... that sounded a bit strange to say...

Keep up the great work

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

good looking... tho the right side tackguard looks a bit more dark and dirty then the left side... but that might just due to the pics...

   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

So change of tack here, sorry to interrupt the tank. It will be finished soon.

In the mean time I need somewhere to blog my entry to Brianj' scompetition.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2070/310187.page

(hope that link works...)

Ok, so the idea is to use your scrap to make a piece of terrain. I think the concept would be, that it is to demonstrate to newcomers how you can recycle the rubbish from your desk. Well I have challenged myself a bit further. I decided that if you are a newcomer, you got no scrap. Ah but what about you been out and bought your first box of soldiers and all you have is the sprue from the box set and the box. And you only have basic tools. And you don't have a massive paint collection.

Now the one concession to this is the comp states it has to be the size of a cd on the base, and just like everyone else, I am using a cd as the base.

So if I was using my full collection this would look a lot better maybe, but here goes with some pics.

First up, shiny new box of soldiers.



Next the sprue after you have removed your lovely soldiers.



Next cut the sprue into lengths.



Then unfortunately, you have to clean up the sprue. Cut off the worst lumps, then using a very coarse sandpaper, rub the sprue down. If you rub along its length only you start to create a grainy effect. It is not brilliant but it's quick and simple. You will also notice I cut carefully all the circular nobbly bits off and kept them separate.



Then I cut the box down into it's sections.



Ok now we start to build. Took the longest lengths and laid them down, then began supergluing the spars in place. (an important tip here is Bicarbonate of Soda, you have to be careful, but sprinkling it on the superglue does several things. 1) Immediately sets the glue. 2) Fills the gaps, looks kind of like a rusty weld. 3) Strengthens the joint a bit.)



Now keep going until you got this...



Next cut the card to fit the top floor. Then cut strips of card, plank width. Now you can score the surface of the card to look "grainy" with something sharp, I used my tweezers.
Glue these on, making sure to leave gaps to add depth.



Now people need to get to the top, soooo lets build a ladder. Two long lengths, plus some rungs for the ladder. Mine are 15mm apart and the ladder is 20mm wide. Lay this down and glue it up.



Now you should be at this stage.



As always on my blogs please leave your thoughts and criticisms. Any ideas are gratefully received. Thank you for looking.



   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

wonderful step by step cam!... and i love how you also made everything just from a box of catachans... really... your first terrain piece and your first platoon... that is the way we can help our next hobbyists the best!!!

   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant





The Shire

Looking good so far.
I like some of the older IG models you have in your army.
Looking forward to more!

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Looking good Cam - and who knew sprue wasso versatile - you and Dr H are the Sprue Kings...

Oh and...
 Camkierhi wrote:
If you rub along its length only you start to create a grainy effect.




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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

LOL. Yes ok.....

Thank you guys. I am not even in the same league as DrH, his is amazing and the effort put in is awesome.

Ok little bit more for you here.

First up.....

Cardboard. I find that laminating the card really strengthens it, so... Cut your card to size, then glue two pieces together. (for speed I used superglue.) PVA works best but takes time to set.


Next I wanted to make a secondary platform, so.... Two lengths of sprue to act as supports. And some of this laminated card.


Plank the top the same as before.


So here is where it's at. This is about 5 hours work so far. I started this earlier this evening. Calling it a night, finish up tomorrow night, then paint.



Thinking along the lines of adding a railing or boards to act as defences. Or would iron plates look ok? Also got to work out some way of finishing the joints on the structure. Due to the restraints I have put on myself, I can't just use twine or something, have to use stuff from the box and sprue. Got to think about this....

Thoughts please....

   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

i would use armor plates... you already have the rivets right there

also... do you plan on adding any guns?

and for quick setting PVA... i always use very thin coats of PVA then...

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Every time I see a tower like that I get the clip for F-troop play in my mind. The tower looks great , keep up the work and you too can become a Dr. As well.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
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None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work Cam. Looks good.
Yeah, it's good to keep all the bits you cut off the sprue. They're all useful, especially the round bits.
The card planks look good and nice ladder.

Iron plate armour would work nicely.
For the joints of the wood, maybe you could cut long, very thin strips of card and wrap them around the joints. That could look like lashings, maybe...

and to be fair, your wood-grain on the sprue is probably more realistic, in-scale than mine really.

Good job. Good to see the sprue-fever is catching...


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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!  
   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Thank you.

Update: Part 1.

Took the advice given, Thin strips of card, strapped around.

Cut thin strips of card, then superglue the tip to the structure. Once set wrap the strip around and around, think a little about this, try to make it look like its strapping each piece of wood. Superglue the end down, I tried to tuck the ends in a bit. Then run a bit of glue over it.





Also put some detail "rivets" on the joint's of the spars.



End of part one, more to follow shortly..... Comments welcome.


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Update: Part 2.

Some plant life for the base….
Took a piece of the card, and cut it so its spikey.


Then rolled it up with some glue on the “stem” part.


Next started to peel down the leaves, you can separate the layers of the card to give you more leaves.

Tweek it until you are happy with your new plant.



Also added panel defences to the top of the lookout.


Also put a cover over the hole in the cd. Made the rock from the cardboard.


Getting to a stage now so PRIMER.


Part 3. To follow shortly. Actually typing these up slightly behind where I am. The PIP shots will be brief as I do not think of myself as a good painter at all, and not great at the effects. For the best painting technique, I would suggest you go look at Dr.H‘s blog on this competition, it is amazing.

Please leave your thoughts comments and criticism’s.
Cheers.



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WOW this is getting a big update. Sorry. Trying to make it like a tutorial for the competition.

Update: Part 3.

So paint.

Base paint. Wood is brown, grass is green, rocks are grey and metal is silver. LOL. Kinda it. Start with dark shades and work up through.



You get to here, just about everything in place and painted. I will tweek the painting some more, but this is a table top piece of scenery, perfectly playable in fantasy, 40k and with a little imagination Necromunda, and Infinity. I am afraid I don't really play at all these days.





Your thoughts......


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Oh forgot to say the base is floored, with pva glue and the scrappings and dust from the sprue work. Kept some of it back for this purpose.

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work Cam.
Love the cardboard plants, darn sight easier than sprue plants as well.

For the best painting technique, I would suggest you go look at Dr.H‘s blog on this competition, it is amazing.

I am humbled Thanks.

Looking good overall. Really nice.


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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!  
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

wow.... you have been busy... and quick... and motivated no end!!!

looks incredible!...the plant is a really brillaint idea! that´s what i call extra old school scratch building!...very useful tut mister...

also i really like the woodgrain effect you did on the card... not a small feat i may add!

   
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Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

Update: The Watch Tower.

Thanks for the comments guys.

Well here it is finished as much as I am going to do for now. Got to concentrate on other things for a bit. So this is as I will enter it for the comp. I as usual am not in it to win it, and it has been fun to do.

Now please remember, this was made completely from just the leftovers from one box of Catachan.

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Watchtower,

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Top deck.

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Platform.

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Bindings

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Base

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Front

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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

you know, it is a hard time to type that you´ve done an awesome job on this if you have both of your up^^

   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Looks great Cam. Good job.
The wood and the rust colours are very nice.
and it was a brilliant idea to use just the one box of scrap.
and the plants are cool.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page 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!  
   
 
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