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Made in au
Stormin' Stompa






YO DAKKA DAKKA!

For some reason that hammer makes me want to invent a cocktail. Let's call it the 'Melta-Slamma'.

Nice work

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Under the couch

Slapped some putty on the legs:


...and then smoothed it out when set, to give new, improved, bulkier thighs.



And added some more small details on the hammer:



Meanwhile...Wazdakka, now with 100% more thumb:



And a little texture on his base:

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit






wait wait wait wait... huh..?

where do you people get that white stuff

.... I was talking about the stuff he used to make the giant gun you pervs!!!

god... this is the second time today


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wait wait wait wait... huh..?

Shrike78 wrote:

god... this is the second time today



Ok... that came out wrong... dam

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Draw1
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Follow the word of the Turtle Pie. Bathe your soul in its holy warmth and partake in its delicious redemption. Let not the temptation of Lesser desserts divert you, for All is Pie, and Turtle is All

97% of people have useless and blatantly false statistics in their sigs, if you are one of the 8% who doesn't, paste this in your sig to show just what a rebel you are 
   
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Under the couch

Shrike78 wrote:where do you people get that white stuff

.... I was talking about the stuff he used to make the giant gun you pervs!!!


Most hobby stores have a rack of plasticard and plastic or metal rod and tubing.

   
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[DCM]
[***]






Svalarheima, MA

I've had great success at TOWER HOBBIES, specifically in their 'plasticard' section:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0097p?CATEGORY=RE

What is especially nice is the fact you can see what all the various card types and textures look like...

Nil nos tremefacit.
 
   
Made in au
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Melbourne, Australia

Awesome.

Love the underslung weapons and the dread has a feel of the very first ones released by Citidel (the old Rogue Trader ones).

And thanks for showing the WIP for the dread hands - great to see the techniques for getting such cool results.

There are 10 types of people in the world - those who understand binary, and those who don't.

My work in progress thread 
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Canada

Look Insanik, I didn't want to have to do this, but I'm going to say it. *sigh*

You are truly a king amongst men. A king.

That dred is simply amazing. I definitely like the scout termies with their weapons mounted on top. Barring that I'd prefer the gun arm to not include a grabby bit.

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Made in gb
Boosting Space Marine Biker






Bolton, Gtr Manchester/Lancs

I sweat in jealousy at your greenstuff (and other) modelling. I'm at the 'filler, wire and rope stage' myself.

Excellent work. Something to aim for.

He isn't the Omnissiah, he's just a very haughty boy. 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Charlotte

That dread Hammer is entirely too cool for it's own good.

If such a design shows up, painted blue, on any of my future ork conversions, it will be purely, completely, 100% coincidence.

Now to right click....save image as...

Great work Insaniak, keep it up!

Waaagh-in-Progress

"...if I haven't drawn blood on a conversion, then I haven't tried hard enough." -Death By Monkeys

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Newbie Black Templar Neophyte






everything looks great
one tiny thing i would like to point out- has anyone realised that the exo scouts look like they have nappies on?
just jokin keep up da great work


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Under the couch

bottbott wrote:one tiny thing i would like to point out- has anyone realised that the exo scouts look like they have nappies on?


Yes... back on page one...


They'll look less nappy-like once they're painted.

   
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Under the couch

Finally got the arm/weapon mount set-up for the exo-suits sorted... We're back to the alien-esque claw, as the client prefers that one (which is good, as I did too ), and the weapons will be going on a mount on the edge of the torso hood.

So, I took the heavy weapons guy and mounted a magnet into his torso like this:

(Still needs some putty around it to seal it in and make it look like it belongs there)

...and modified the heavy weapons to suit.

Assault Cannon, shortened to minimize the top-heavy look, and with the barrel assembly flipped:


Heavy Flamer, likewise shortened a little and muzzle flipped:


And modified Cyclone, with the pods joined into one:



Also started work on the other arms:

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Made in za
Regular Dakkanaut




VERITAS NUMQUAM PERIT

I've started working with some styrene for conversions - actually going to "borrow" your exo-suit idea for one of my =I=MundaHeim gangers / heavies...

I have trouble cutting it as neatly as you. Any suggestions or little tips?
   
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[DCM]
Illustrator






North Carolina

I dig the 'hunchback' style weapon mounts. Big fan of shoulder mounted weapons like that ever since my BTech days.

-Aaron
Illustration and Design

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Made in au
Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





Standing right behind you...

Those guys must be loaded to be able to afford all that Termy armour just for a couple of weaky scouts.
God conversions though.

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Made in ru
Freaky Flayed One





possibly somewhere on a planet in a bowl somewhere (london)

those scouts remind me of aliens...

amazing work.

i spent ages on my avitar. YOU MUST LIKE IT OR HE WILL EAT YOU!
thats just the way the cookie crumbles.

 
   
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Under the couch

After a bit of an unscheduled break due to some family stuff that cropped up...

Exoscouts: Bionic Arms coming together:





For the Sergeant, as he doesn't have a powerfist, something slightly different was called for...

Taking a leaf out of the Ork Burna Boyz book, and trying to remain in keeping with the industrial work-suit feel, I thought it would be cool to give him some sort of short-range cutting torches that would count as his powersword attacks.








Group shot with bionics on and scout arms started:


I also started in on the final leg hydraulics:





Another group shot, with left arms done and toe caps (to hold their boots into the 'feet) started.

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Under the couch

ironKing wrote:I have trouble cutting it as neatly as you. Any suggestions or little tips?


Use a steel ruler as a guide, and either a very sharp hobby knife, or a panel scriber. Don't try to cut right through... score a line, and then just snap it off.

For pipe and rod, I use a mini pipe cutter like this one.

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





I was worried at first that the shoulders where too low - but didn't want to point it out, but I see you've green stuffed it back up

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Awesome Autarch






San Diego, California

those are really coming along. They look seriously fantastic.

   
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A relatively small addition, but one that really cements the overall look:






They'll have a small crosspiece that joins the bottom of the rollcage to the front of the crotch-harness.

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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot





San Diego, CA USA

insaniak, love everything I see here bro. I've tried looking for the small plastic tubing you use at stores, hobby and hardware stores plumbing sections, and I can never find the stuff. If you can direct me to an online store or local store I can find the stuff it would be much appreciated!

And I agree with the comment about these guys reminding me of the ALIENS movie.

 
   
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Madrak Ironhide







insaniak wrote:
They'll have a small crosspiece that joins the bottom of the rollcage to the front of the crotch-harness.


The words "rollcage" and "crotch-harness" make me afeared of ever using one of these machines.

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Made in ca
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Calgary

This is really good stuff. I like it. I just watched Aliens the other night, and these remind me of that. Very neat.

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Nimble Pistolier




Idaho

Wow these are turning out pretty sweet can't wait to see more.

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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

insaniak wrote:
ironKing wrote:I have trouble cutting it as neatly as you. Any suggestions or little tips?


Use a steel ruler as a guide, and either a very sharp hobby knife, or a panel scriber. Don't try to cut right through... score a line, and then just snap it off.

For pipe and rod, I use a mini pipe cutter like this one.


Do you use the "score & snap" method on plastic pipes, too? I got one of those back in Nov. and played around with it a bit. It wouldn't actually cut the pipe all the way through. It scored it, then just caused it to pucker... but it never punctured it.

Eric

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Under the couch

Depends on what I'm cutting.

On some of the smaller pipe it won't cut right through, in which case I score it and then finish the cut with a knife.

On some of the larger plastic pipe, the pipe sides tend to bow inwards a little, which makes it harder to cut through. Shove a piece of the next size down inside the piece you're trying to cut (the range is made so that each pipe has a smaller pipe that fits pretty snug inside) to give it a bit of strength.

The only other problem is if you're trying to cut off really thin segments of pipe. In that case, the rollers in the cutter don't always have enough to grab onto, so trying to cut right through tends to get you a bit of a wonky cut. So I use the score and slice method again there... If you want 4 thin slices, score them all with the cutter first, and then slice them all off with the knife.

   
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Under the couch

Back at the Dreadnought...

Assembled the hips and upper legs, but realised that the waist joint was too long, so sawed it off and reattached the ball joint directly to the pelvis:




Started basic shaping of the lower legs:




Started on the shoulder pads:




And discovered when I tried dry-fitting the shoulder pads that the shoulders were sitting too low, and were too wide.

So I sawed off the dread's original shoulder joints, and added a plate of plasticard over the resultant hole.



Need to smooth and fill around it, and then the arms can be reattached at a better height.

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Under the couch

In a bout of upcoming new set-induced frenzy, I reposed some Stormtroopers...

I like a little variety in my models, so while the ordinary troopers have enough different poses to keep things interesting, I had to play around a little with officers and heavy troopers...

Some of these still need a little gap filling and the odd touch-up...

Officers:



Heavies:



A couple of regular Stormtroopers cobbled together from leftovers:


All of which is probably extremely unexciting unless you're familiar with the original models...


Together with a couple of their friends:

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