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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Coventry

That's a wicked build.
   
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Confident Halberdier





Antwerp

That battlesuit looks amazing. I get a real Gundam vibe coming off that miniature. Nice rivetting job on that battletank too! Thats some dedication there.

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'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

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Cardiff

Thank you guys! I’m super happy with it.

 Snrub wrote:
feth me!
You weren't kidding when you said you it was one of your best. It's a properly stand-out work of plasti-card kitbashing. Any idea how long it took you in total?


Looking at photos it was done from start to finish in three days. One evening, one big day build alongside housework and music recording, and a final sesh to do the Green Stuff cabling. I had barely any time before Andy’s birthday (this one was for a gift) so I had to sprint it!

 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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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

So cool.

 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

No, *you* spent three days making a tiny Battle Barge...





A friend suggesting adding BFG to our 40K campaign, and as my DA have been retreating back to their fortress in our games I thought I’d start with a Battle Barge.

I used lots of different photo refs online, including a spinnable 360 on Thingiverse. Landed somewhere in between a few interpretations.


The start point - just some layers of foamex and pieces of styrene.

 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

Welcome back to BFG.

--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

Holy crap, he really did it. You maniac, you magnificent lunatic - bravo sir!

Skinflint Games- war gaming in the age of austerity

http://www.skinflintgames.co.uk

 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Thanks guys! I’ve made up four Hunters to escort this guy, and added press-moulded Aquilas and Dark Angels Chapter icons. Pics up soon, then onto some Cruisers.

 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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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff



Here’s how we’re looking after a couple more days... I’ve added four Hunter Escorts, two Gladius Frigates, a Nova Frigate and three teeeeny tiiiiny bases of Thunderhawks.


Layering up the Hunters. Apparently favoured by the Dark Angels, so I plumped for making four at once.


I’m using the illustrations from the rules as a main reference, scaled to the size people online say the ships are. They’re looking cool and about the right size so I’m happy even if they’re ‘off’ at all!


Cute l’il Hunters done!


I layered the Frigates out sideways, mostly so I could use sprue to save on material and bulk out quickly. Also as a dry run for Imperial Navy vessels later. Making a common hull design then adapting the weapons for the Nova.


Nova done, Gladius x2 to finish.


I added some press-moulded details to finish the Battle Barge. Really set it off nicely.


The tiniest Thunderhawk you’ll likely see haha. Still has 9 pieces to cut per ‘Hawk! I made 6, so enough for 3 bases.


The fleet before basing. Bases were standard GW 25, 32 and 60mm bases, along with some 20mm square for the Thunderhawks. Cut pieces of coat hanger were used to make the flight stems, they’ll be painted black eventually. The Thunderhawks are mounted on wire from prosecco bottle tops!!!

 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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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Oh, beautiful work indeed

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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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

They look great! Scale doesn't really matter much in BFG, as the ship is actually the stem of the base. What matters are the base sizes.

--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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Regular Dakkanaut






Ok, those Thunderhawks are mad Those scratchbuild ships all look great!
   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Won't some one please stop this mad man before he goes too far!?

Building your own battlefleet has got to be some sort of Tech-heresy. Somebody call the Mechanicus!

My Blogs -
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My Instagram - I don't post much. 
   
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Cardiff

Thank you all! It’s a lot of fun.

Inspired by the text about no two Strike Cruisers being alike, I created unique builds for Deathwing (left) and Ravenwing (right) cruisers.





The Deathwing Strike Cruiser has boarding torpedo tubes and a stocky, submarine-like look, reflecting its armoured elite occupants. The Ravenwing vessel looks agile and fast, sporting wings akin to the DA Chapter badge, and a prow Lance for hit-and-run attacks on enemy capital ships.



Primer is such a magical step! The Deathwing barge looks ACE. Kinda Yellow Submarine-esque haha.





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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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Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine






UK

Pure awesomeness - Bravo!

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Very nice

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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