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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

That spyder is awesome , how will you keep the paint from coming off the magnets once it’s painted and your moving things around though?

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

Idk, we'll find out. Hopefully primer and sealer will help. Maybe a little extra brush on sealer for those components.

 
   
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Liche Priest Hierophant






So that's where Settra went!

GENERATION 8: The first time you see this, copy and paste it into your sig and add 1 to the number after generation. Consider it a social experiment.

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!!Goffik Rocker!!






Nuremberg

Woah, love the Spyders. And I think going for the full on Egyptian Chariot look for the Barge is a great idea. My wife was very disappointed that I didn't make mine look more Egyptian.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Settra LIVES! (kind of)

@Da Boss, only one spyder so far, just posable
But the second one is nearly there. Body done, just have to do the leg assemblies.

I'm really trying to figure out how to get some gold in on these guys now. I was planning to do rust, and I may still, but dull iron and gold sounds pretty cool to me, with blue energy balls and tubes instead of classic green (even though the green is amazing and I have all the paints for it...).

Speaking of the legs. Here's a photo, the largest joints are big flat disks. It looks ok but idk... so I tried spicing them up with some semi-circle beads and some little deco bead things. So there's two options on the front two, and you can see the original joint on one of the back legs. Thoughts? I'll leave them alone if it looks better, although a bonus of the additional parts is the magnets can't CLACK together as hard if the mini gets bumped or dropped or whatever.

 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

As mentioned:


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An alternative would be to leave the disks but put a transfer or freehand some kind of symbol.
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!!Goffik Rocker!!






Nuremberg

I think the more detailed version looks better, but if it's a pain to do I think the other joints look fine too. I love the concept for the Spyder though. Kinda wish I hadn't assembled mine already!

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

You mean the circle of little bearings? I mean it's just a bead I could glue on. I've about got the second one done, I guess I need to get out the actual spyder And do that too.

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Dug out the rest of the bits I'll need for my first 500 points. One proper canoptek spyder, a technomancer with th canoptek cloak, 9 scarabs, and 5 immortals. Weird list, but I think it's neat.

Doesn't seem like a lot on paper, seems like a fair bit of sprue for a little over 300 points...and there's a lot of headache in modularizing everything.

I haven't decided on the last spyder, I feel like it could be articulate to match the other two... But at the same time it has thinner limbs and I may be buying some pain if I try.

I really wanna keep the immortals able to run their 3 weapon options (gauss, tesla, and swap to deathmarks). I've heard of people making deathmarks out of warriors by adding the heads and arms too... So I'm gonna have to think about it. Not sure which configuration has the best outcome.

Oh, and I think I'll make the technomancer removable from their canoptek cloak. It costs points and I think it competes with another upgrade that is rather useful. I'll have to steal a 32 MM base from one of the sPesH mAhrEenS and...figure it out eventually. I think I can use the mini spider and the base attached, and just magnetize the cloak connection point on the cryptek, then all I have to do is fashion a bit that goes where the cloak connects perhaps a flying stick, and then make it the secondary base.


I am really leaning towards gold and silver now with you slightly Egyptian theme... Not sure that there will be room for rust.


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I just realized there's a fair amount of speech to text errors, but I find them more amusing than confusing so I'll get to them eventually.
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If you're doing Egyptian, don't forget the Cobalt Blue and Enamel White accents. You could even go with some nice bright reds and yellows, as well. Not a huge amount, but enough for decoration.

GENERATION 8: The first time you see this, copy and paste it into your sig and add 1 to the number after generation. Consider it a social experiment.

If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

M.A.V.- if you liked ChromeHounds, drop by the site and give it a go. Or check out my M.A.V. Oneshots videos on YouTube! 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

We shall see, we're talking vaguely Egyptian here.


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Finished painting this yesterday, took some photos before dropping it off at the local gameshop to bolster their scenery.


Mushroom container and some bits and bobs. Need to do a different base material for further buildings, but I'm happy with how this one came out despite the warping.

Will add more photos and probably some WIP stuff for various projects once I get the new blergamajiger put together.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

And apparently you have to actually upload an image to get it to update... There we go.
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[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Great bunker, what did you make the radar dish from? I need one for a project of my own.

 
   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

It becomes easier to answer your question if you have children. It was from one of those blind bag toys, specifically a Ryan's world one, more specifically an egg I think it had five surprises in it. The egg is not quite the size of an American football and breaks into four pieces The smallest of which became the dish.

The articulate part that holds the dish up and spins around is off of an old beefy Wi-Fi router, I'm slowly churning through my old computer parts selection.

 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

I was not familiar with Ryan's World, I'll have to show it to the girls.

Looks like the eggs are now collectors items so I guess the search continues...

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Oof, bummer. Yeah I'm pulling from my scrap box so there's no telling.

Just found Walmart has those stupid LOL dolls down to $4 locally. They always have a bulky plastic container, but this current iteration is square... May be some happy kids and scifi buildings in my future lol.

 
   
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!!Goffik Rocker!!






Nuremberg

Nice job on the bunker! Stuff like those mushroom containers are classic terrain. I have one on my shelf that I am eyeing, but I currently use it for washing my resin casts clean of release agent or getting the paper off my foamboard. Someday I am gonna make it into a proper little facility.

As to the force, I really admire the push for maximum modularity. I often think about doing that, but chicken out because I already dislike the assembly stage so much.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Ahh, building is probably my favorite part.

I like the finished product of painting, and I like playing games with all my guys when they're painted up, but I don't have an artistic background and it doesn't come naturally to me so I fumble by with as many tricks as I can.

So doing a little more work in the build phase does not bother me, I kind of like the idea of having a compact force without extra minis. I know the alternate approach is just getting extra minis to cover all the options but I'm cheap and space is always at a premium.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Finally managed to trudge through these guys. So glad I redirected the sniper rifles to the warriors instead of trying to do all three options. Still gonna have to contend with that on my lychguard/praetorians, but I think most of their options are separate arms dual-wielding or with shields...so there's hope.
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Nuremberg

Great job. They look awesome, never would have guessed that was all done with magnets.

The Praetorians I found really hard to build, so curious to see what you'll do with them. The little wrist connections are a nightmare for me.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Yeah, I'm a fair bit apprehensive about the praetorians and lychguard. I know the lychguard are the thing to beat right now, basically necron terminators with a built in body guard rule, with tons of neat uses like invasion beaming too many of them into the heart of the enemy... but praetorians have a neat profile and one might be useful in kill team some day. Although... honestly... I feel like most other factions take better advantage of the modeling potential of individuals in kill team than mostly soulless necrons

I think I'll just have to set the legs, glue the front torso onto those, set two shoulder magnets like I would for marines, and then have the back pop on and off like I would a marine backpack. But we'll see. I haven't had a count on arms or looked at poses yet.

Probably gonna build some warriors once I get my first 500 done, though I'm seriously considering doing a double drop on the marines + dark angels codex because I have at least 1000 points of painted marines I could have ready to play much sooner than my necrons.

I also have ideas bouncing in my head like stay true to first born and sell on my primaris indomitus half but IDK.

Finishing some scarab bases atm and waiting on some greenstuff to cure so I can hopefully fully finish my spyders.

 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Well if you sell your Primaris marine half, let me know, I might know someone .

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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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Other ideas are bouncing haha. I'm currently considering black templars for indomitus...either that plus another 1000pts from my og firstborn stock or possibly seeing if I can scare up the Xmas battleforce cause it almost all fits...of course that's dumping another $200. Possibly considering a second indomitus too. Like... The necrons half...but then considering that I could use the marines again too...

Idle snowed-in days breed bad decisions.

Trying to just focus my necrons, though the window for full or partial indomitus is ever closing.

 
   
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Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

 GrimDork wrote:
Other ideas are bouncing haha. I'm currently considering black templars for indomitus...either that plus another 1000pts from my og firstborn stock or possibly seeing if I can scare up the Xmas battleforce cause it almost all fits...of course that's dumping another $200. Possibly considering a second indomitus too. Like... The necrons half...but then considering that I could use the marines again too...

Idle snowed-in days breed bad decisions.

Trying to just focus my necrons, though the window for full or partial indomitus is ever closing.


A second Indomitus box is a good buy, I went with the two elite boxes because I had store credit at the local FLGS, besides that got me more bikes, and I had a ravenwing bike squad kicking in my head at the time too. Seriously rethinking painting over the Scythes and going dark Angels for when the Lion awakes.

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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!!Goffik Rocker!!






Nuremberg

I was tempted by the new Warriors in Indomitus, but I don't really want any Primaris at all. I'm perfectly happy with my small army of Space Marines from Assault on Black Reach and Dark Vengeance, and have no interest in rendering them all out of scale with new plus sized models.

But I did order a bunch of Dark Elves two weeks ago, so I understand the lockdown purchasing itch!

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

@Theo, but repainting is death. Death! I want it for my necrons but kind of think it would be bland and boring for templars moving forward. I'm torn between the xmas box ticking a lot of boxes and knowing that my pile of OG marines is probably better overall. Something about a pure primaris force is kinda neat though.

But... so is the fact that all of the things I always wanted to be good... kinda are. Terminators are the bomb diggity, especially in DA but BT make good use. Vanguard Vets can slay, drop pods don't suck (for a short and specific list of units).

@Da Boss, I let myself subscribe to a year of dungeon in a box last year and then i cut off all other D&D purchases for the foreseeable future with one exception for the Tasha's book. But then a warhammer friendly gamestore opened in town...

 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Oh boy, picking an official chapter and working out conversion bits gets a little daunting...

It all started when I was looking for grav cannons since they are supposed to be so good and I've never had any (largely due to the gaps in my hobbying). But then I decided I would need some extra shields for vanguard vets and assault terminators...then I got to looking at the parts that I did have and there was a little too much in the way of dark angel stuff that would need replaced... Then I started looking at fancy heads and shoulder pads and tabards... Don't forget the chain, it's not terribly expensive but it would add up if I got more than one size.

I could spend as much making the army look cool as I would spend on the army itself lol.

Also found I had some random Amazon credit which will get me about half of a kit... Kind of boiled it down into devastators or tomb blades. I feel like I should really focus on the necrons first since I said I was going to but... I'm pretty inconsistent.

The devastator box actually seems pretty cool, in addition to having like 10 heavy weapons it has four or five combi bolters and several melee weapons for the Sarge. I'm still not a huge fan of the fact that you would have to buy two to ever have a consistent loadout for a squad kind of forcing you into taking two squads or just having a crapload of extra bits and bodies... but given I have a bunch of marine bodies and heavy weapons laying around from previous acquisitions, all I really need are the grav cannons and combis. And maybe some more of the backpacks.

So now I've got a Kromlech cart built with five heavy shields including arm, five black Templar aesthetic marine sized shields, and 6 grav cannons. Seriously considering if I can't cobble some of that together at home tho.

Also found a couple of neat Templar/cross helms and shoulder pads but I think the pads I can get by on relying on press molds if I run out.

Hmm.. speaking of press molds I probably really don't need more shields if I have four and a little plastic card backing... I would probably have to convert something to remove the holding hand/arm to get them to mount on the right side anyway...to use up all 8 lightning claws.. And copies would have a consistent look as opposed to to 5 third parties..

Need to go see if my mantic peacekeeper shields fit the terminators, that would save 10 bucks.

But then I would just be ordering three to six grav cannons for $7 to ship hmm...

Sorry for the stream of consciousness, I'm walking around with my baby in nemesis dreadknight mode trying to get this project lined up so I can go back to prepping eebiwl skelebois.

Oh, for your consideration here are the three helmet types those people make. I can't decide if I would be best served by getting all of one kind or mixing and matching. Once it has the pretty neat cross on the cheek the other set has raised pokey crosses on the faces and the other ones a little bit more generic and might actually be intended for other knight factions idk.
The heads are 12 for $9 but as long as you order 2 at a time they go down to 7.20. That isn't terribly unreasonable, I assume I'd cap out at like 60 hands given I intend to have terminators and they take up almost 400 points. of course they have their own heads and I don't know that I would be replacing them I would have to see what people have done.
I think if I only got one kind of the kind with the cross on the side of the face would be the target, but it might be nice to have diversity of both kinds and the kind with the Maltese face cross might be nice to have reserved for sergeants and special guys although I didn't need to get 24 to make the pricing add up so I might end up with extras..lol
Rabbit holes man.
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Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

I like the second set of heads out of all of them. Shoulder pads are nice, but you can use transfers easy enough to bulk out the army and do a couple specials for characters. OR you can hand paint all the crosses on the shoulders, tedious as , but then they each would look personalized by the warrior himself. Chain is inexpensive for quantity, and can be wrapped different ways to produce a varied effect, the videos I actually watched earlier today as I was having similar ideas to yours used way too much chain, wrapping around the gun two or three times .

I have a big problem myself mixing 3rd party bits as they all have their own internal consistent styles.

All these conundrums are why I switched over to working on Necrons

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

Yeah, I really should focus on my metal spookybois. That's got me torn as to whether I should get the devastators or tomb blades with my amalamazon credit. Similar base cost and relative discount. Of course I'd need moar tomb blades, I think 6 is maybe the sweet spot, or recommended minimum at least.

I think I'll be content with just the heads and chains. I've put together a list that kind of has most of the things I'm interested in (although I don't know how solid it is) so I can get an idea of how many heads I might need.

2k give or take of the angriest marines:
Indomitus captain
-frontline commander WL trait because why should BA get all the +1 charge fun
Biker chaplain
-Master of sanctity, Breviary (powers work better)
5 assault intercessors
-powerfist
5 assault intercessors
-powerfist
5 man crusader squad (75 pts atm!)
5 man crusader squad
Chief apothecary (primaris), pays two CP to get selfless healer trait and the crusader helm relic (bigger FNP aura and helps one unit hit harder in cc)
4 bladeguard veterans
8 assault terminators th/ss
7 vanguard vets with lightning claw and storm shield, Sarge has relic blade
18 points of cenobite servitors (I think you can take then w/o grimaldus?)- 18 points of cheeky action doing
5 devastators, 4 grav cannons, 1 ammo buddy
3 eradicators
Stock whirlwind
Stock drop pod
Impulsor with extra gun and shield some

The whirlwind is there because there is a strat that allows you to suppress a unit that it hits which means they go last in close combat which is important when the blade guard veterans cheekily consolidate into a combat on the first round or the enemy would have the option of attacking them first otherwise.

This isn't he Magnum opus or anything it's some general tinkering trying to fit in all the things I'm interested in. For one thing, the drop pod is wasting half of its capacity unless one of the crusader squads comes along and they don't really have a reason to be there in that much danger while leaving my back field without many units to hold objectives. I could see an alternate list where I took two drop pods and deployed three sets of nastiness be it devastators, stern guard or company veterans, cramming the last five seats full of the command squad element with an apothecary an ancient and whatever other auras I could think of. Basically three nasty units pop up and hose everything down with beneficial auras while benefiting from extra defense via the apothecary and getting to shoot again if they die thanks to the ancient. This is, of course, while retaining the blade guard being shoved down their throats on turn one.

I think it might be possible to get two turn one combats going, one strat allows a unit advance and still charge, another allows The unit to pile in 3 inches which can give them into a valid combat. It's also makes me want to incorporate drop potting and just have my army all over the place in my enemy's business for maximum amusement factor.

I wanted to use terminators and my drop pods forever and I've always thought vanguard vets are cool, so this list in particular but the black Templars in general are ticking pretty much every box for me wanting a space marine army.

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Illinois

And, of course, now a random comment on a Facebook query has me deep diving the death watch just to be sure I won't have regrets...

 
   
 
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