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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

So, yeah, I haven't been around for some time. Shifting priorities and all that. Sorry for disappearing for a long while. Nearly a year again? Oof.

Anyway, this thing is almost 200 pages long and spans five years. I won't be updating it any longer. I'm still puttering around tinkering on stuff. With a wargaming-friendly local gamestore opening up in town, I may even be getting back into the hobby properly. Somehow, between running a weekly (remote) game of D&D...and foolishly resubbing to WoW of all things... surely I'll find the time *somewhere*.

But I will be making a new hobby blog. Same name even, probably.

Let's just say... mistakes may have been made..


 
   
Made in jp
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

It's good to know you're still around. Your P&M blog inspired me to keep up with my own. I look forward to seeing where you go next.

Now showing the Iwachiku BlackPinks for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 3/1/2021: 15 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Thanks, I always enjoyed looking at everyone else's as well. I feel bad for dropping off the face of the Earth I think it's a habit of mine that has been hard to break over the years. I just don't people well typically.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Glad to see you about again.

Indomitus keeps whispering to me as well, but I have far too many other things in the fire right now.

I’m working in Edwardsville now, I forget where in Illinois you are, but I figure it was close by.

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 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Heyo. Yeah, Edwardsville is about an hour or so.

The Indomitus was a goof, I was looking at ways to get the rulebook and actually planning on getting it from the local store.. I was looking at the current starter sets and thinking wow that one I remember them previewing earlier in the year was so much neater and then I happened to Google it thinking oh I'm sure if there are any they're being sold for hundreds of dollars, but I happen to see one on Amazon. Which I know, Big bad evil company but yeah anyway, Not only did they have it in stock but it was slightly discounted and there was like one of them. Assuming I had super lucked out on such an item I went ahead and ordered it.

Of course now I see that they're back in stock and don't even have a number so probably pretty attainable from whoever has them there.

But it's here and I opened it and it's going to live in my house now.

Also, pardon the poor punctuation in any grammatical errors I'm currently holding a baby and speech to text and I have an awkward relationship at best. I'll try to fix them later lol.

It's a neat set though and I needed a rulebook anyway and after the discount that made 2,000 points of models cost $100... I mean after scrimping and scavenging things off of eBay for years being able to get legitimate GW sprues for that price was a heady feeling. When I slog through these, any expansions I will have to patronize the local store for. of course... I've already been snooping on eBay for arm swaps to update my other Marines to be meta-friendly lol.

I had no idea I needed these necrons until I got them and wow they are neat.

Honestly, I had really intended to get into kill team instead and may still... It kind of depends on what kind of product they deploy early next year. It's all hearsay at The moment, it might just be updates for the indomitus stuff, or it might be kill team 2.0. Holding off on any investments beyond models for the moment though in case there is a new rule book or something.

When I get the new blog up and running I might set a goal to finish indomitus by the end of 2021 with the hopes of going faster but the hobby time is leaner than it has ever been haha. I need to learn me some zenithal highlighting and see if I can do some work with these contrast pants I've been buying.

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Affton, MO. USA

Congrats on another little one it sounds like .

Never worry about punctuation and grammar on a website with folk from around the world, makes us look like real ‘Mericans .

I have only managed to not buy Indomitus by the fact other things pop up for sale and I don’t have the cash when I could buy it.


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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UK

Good to see you make a comeback pal! Indomitus was mighty tempting for me as well, though I managed to resist, so I look forward to vicariously enjoying it on your new blog!

Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

@Theo- Yeah, last one lol. I thought it was carrying a gun everywhere and resorting to violence?

@Paradigm thanks Aww man, now I've got pressure on!

Kinda bad timing, the window for proper rattlecan priming is pretty much gone. Actually getting snow today. Need to figure out how to do it properly with my airbrush anyway though, all those crisp details on the new stuff.

 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

You seriously have no idea how hard it is to resist right now . It’s such a good price and I keep seeing more necron things I like. Then I look at my mountain range of things and my printer , and think of all the lovely necron terrain I can print .

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 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Ahahahaha! Ouch. I have stayed out of the 3DP game but it is intriguing to say the least.

I didn't know I liked the necrons until I really looked at them. Plus, when you think of the bosses being basically tomb kings in spaaa'aaace with insane personalities... its neat.

 
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

 GrimDork wrote:
Ahahahaha! Ouch. I have stayed out of the 3DP game but it is intriguing to say the least.



I thought that once, then Theo got to me. He has this really crafty pitch where he tells you how awesome they are! Resistance is futile...

Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

 Paradigm wrote:
 GrimDork wrote:
Ahahahaha! Ouch. I have stayed out of the 3DP game but it is intriguing to say the least.



I thought that once, then Theo got to me. He has this really crafty pitch where he tells you how awesome they are! Resistance is futile...

That Theo. He’s an .plus he’s keeping an eye out for cheap resin printers now. Though I almost ordered Indomitus this morning . I must resist.

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 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Ahaha.

I am probably some weeks out from really cracking into indomitus myself, I have to get the house in order and then optimize my hobby space and that's a chore in itself.


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Hmm... I think I'm going to do dark angels. I was headed that way when I stopped, and if I run DA I can play them as actual dark angels a DA successor chapter, or chaos. Oooh see what I did there? Do I win the internet? Har har.

Anyway, I have some Marines painted for them already a light blue with black and white shoulder pads IIRC, although I painted the terminators in the same scheme I guess at the time I had decided that I wasn't going to differentiate them. That feels a short sighted in retrospect. Then I saw somebody say that they painted their first and second company dudes in their successor chapter like their regular guys but they painted the helmets to match the death and Raven wings. So I'd have to do is paint 10 blue Terminator faces to be white, and remember to paint any bikers with black helmets. Including the blade guard agents and outriders from indomitus.

Easy fix right?

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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Grimdork, welcome back to the dark side. You know this was probably the first blog I actually started following when I signed up to Dakkadakka and you are also one of the first to have commented on my own stuff when I started keeping a blog.

It is good to see you still floating around and will keep an eye out for future posts.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

@Archer, glad to have drug you into it
I really need to catch up, I swear the number of armies remaining is... considerably smaller than I remember
I'll definitely put a post here when I make the new blog, but it may not be till January+ before I even get into the basics of it.

We had a baby a couple-three months ago and while we didn't move house for this one (as with the last two), things are still massively in disarray. I've got to help my wife get the house in order and then get 'round to overhauling my hobby space.

It's gonna be a project unto itself, with two phases. Phase one is just getting stuff to go places. I'm gonna build myself a custom computer desk to fit my battle station now that I've finally got a proper set-up again, but I'm stashing that in the game room and evacuating the office to give the space to the family in general. So stuff is everywhere. Gonna have to do an organizational and cleaning pass. But, eventually, I need to actually go through all of my boxes. Like... i've got a box of skaven and goblin sprues from old school warhammer that could be condensed into a couple of slots in a bits divider and the sprues recycled. There are many similar examples. Plus scenery boxes, both kits and boxes of recycled scraps etc.

But yeah, I'll get around to it, and make a point to include photos here (or in the new one probably). I've got a big honking game table to show off, some workstation improvements, and lots of fun things to get into.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Did I say mistakes were made before? Cause I think now is a more appropriate time to say that...

It's totally for my birthday..or something.

Looking through the kits... The immortals/deathmarks and lychguard/praetorians will be an absolute terror to magnetize. So guess who's got two thumbs and will eventually be beating their head against that challenge?

Gonna put it up as soon as I quality control check that I got all my sprues etc.

Whoops.

Guess I'm playing necrons guys.
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Made in gb
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

That's a big box! The new Necron line is so good, there's going to be an epic army at the end of this.

Oh, and you're going to have a blast with that Pathfinder Pit Devil as well, painting my own at the moment and it's a wonderfully over the top model!

Paradigm's New Blog- 18/06- Geralt and Kratos

Available for Commission Work. PM me for details. 
   
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Upstate, New York

Heh. Hobby for the hobby God, spures for the Pile of shame! There is no escape, only the next shiny army.

I’ve got the Necron half of my box lurking. Someday, it will awaken. But for now, just marines and ‘Nids.

Hobby when you can, blog when you are able. Whatever keeps you happy and sane.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

@Paradigm
Yeah, there's some right chonky bits in there. Like Indomitus, I didn't know I needed it until I had a close look. The battleforce is actually some of the older stuff, but most all of it looks good, and it does have the updated warriors!

My D&D group is currently adventuring in hell, but we're full remote ATM, so he's just kinda gathering dust. But he has such a pose, perfect for showing stuff off! I will have to get to him eventually though.

@Nevelon
Good quote, words to live and die by
That's a great way to think about necrons in the shamepile though, they're sleeping and biding their time Good on you for keeping your focus though!

Sanity is always something to keep in mind!
Especially when I'm trying to magnetize some of the dissimilar dual-kits. I mean the Death/Night Scythe is as easy to magnetize as it is to type the names together.. but some of those boys... I'm gonna have fun with.

Besides which... I'm definitely doing the Canoptek Reanimator ---> Spyder conversion since the former is ruleswise garbage and the later is a solid pick. And 'twould give me two, so just another 18 or so dollars on ebay for a trio...

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

I wasn't gonna do any modeling until I had my space sorted but I had a thought and had to try it out. Calling this a solid success. Bit tedious to do 29 more times but not bad overall.

Magnets!!! Advanced technology as befitting our metal overlords.

*edit*
Not too bad of a conversion, overall. It was a little fiddly getting the arms posed correctly, but one of them sockets into a single stiff position and the right one wiggles. You do the magnets, and then seat a gun once they're dried, line up the right arm and glue it in place. Should be universal this way, any gun should fit any pair of arms as the handle and secondary bracing arm are all the same distance. I think. Small 1mm magnet on the left arm, larger ... hmm... 3mm? I think its 3mm. Anyway the gun has a slightly bigger magnet in it so there's a wee bit of wiggle room. And the guns should mount and hold strongly as well, same size I use for marine shoulder mounts. I'm not sure what else in Indomitus really needs magnetized, I may do some work on the marine characters that have variable wargear where it is convenient. I'll see if the necron characters can take things that require arm swaps. So far it is just warriors. Although... the components of the Eradication Legion are a different story. To fully realize the immortals/deathmarks and praetorians/lychguard I'll have to do some high-level chicanery. But that's the fun of it right? Got some paint en route, though it may still be weeks before I get anytyhing that far along, there's a lot of picking up to do.
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Affton, MO. USA

Wait .

So the small magnet is in the left hand handle and the other magnets are on the different guns? I’m confused, are the arms in a stiff position and both guns fit the space? Sorry for being dense, but it’s 2:48a.m. When I’m reading this and I happen to be up and possibly be ordering Indomitus in a failed sleep check .

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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Japan

Wait, are magentizing basic grunts? That's hardcore, dude.

Now showing the Iwachiku BlackPinks for Dreadball!

Painting Total as of 3/1/2021: 15 plus an iron golem and five spider nests

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Theo- the arms are static and the guns pop into place. The guns are identical between the handle and where the left hand attaches to anchor them. In the prototype, the space is equal, I'm assuming all are the same because why have multiple sculpts of the two base guns.

Josh- I like magnets . But they only have two options ever and both are viable in game. This saves me from buying and painting double the d00ds.

Hardcore will be when I magnetize the dual kits that have different aesthetics!


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I should perhaps clarify that there is by default a peg that secures the left arm to the gun which is attached to the right arm. I replaced this mechanism with magnets and cut the gun off the arm at the handle. Did that for both guns, and now they happily swap. Mild friction at the handle keeps the gun gently in place but I wouldn't be surprised if sometimes they get knocked askew moving through scenery.

I was really hoping to get it to work this way though, I like that the arms stay with the models. I'll probably make some kind of round pseudo scenery piece that holds 10 guns, like a weapon node. Could use for objectives and will look attractive in a case.

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Nuremberg

Welcome back to Dakka! I also disappear from time to time, I don't think it's anything to feel ashamed of. We've all got stuff going on.

Looking forward to getting back into following blogs.

   
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Illinois

Thanks

 
   
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Illinois

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Roarin' Runtherd





Maine

nothing more 40k than skulls

God is real! 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

Necron weapons are known to kill everything but don’t damage skulls

I blame you for me buying Indomitus and 2 of the elite editions .

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 
   
Made in us
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Illinois

@Kaptin- well said

@Theo- Could be, I still need to fetch their codex. But lots of things killing other things leads to lots of skulls littered around

I may(?) have influenced to you get Indomitus..maybe? But I said nothing about any elite edition. That's on you goodsir!

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Assembly line batch of fences to donate to FLGS.

Well these are the way I'm going to try for something a little bit taller I think.
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