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The engineers are a true delight! Great work. Thanks for sharing

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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6 foot underwater

The engineers look great and nice bit of fluff to go with them

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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

So! Haven't been doing much in the way of modeling and painting, but I did play in a 1250 point 3-round tourney at PAX.

No matter how many excellent BatReps you may read (I'm looking at YOU, Ailiaros: http://www.ailarian.com/folera/batreps/blood-conquers-all/index.html), or tactics articles, until you play the game and remember to, say, use your orders? Yeah!

So, here's my 1-0-2 start. Yes, I'm aware that my army is not 'competitive'. A campaign starts soon at my local club (Hobby Bunker, Malden, EvilDice 40K) I may join the fun.

The 'comp' score at this event was based on how many AV14 vehicles, how many special characters, and your ratio of troops to everything else. I set myself up with a good comp score, but there was just no way I could win against certain combinations thrown down. Missions were from Adepticon and typically involved 3 'mission objectives'.

I also learned that when I'm having fun, I take less pictures, as I'm really into the game. Practice, practice, practice!

My List:
CCS, MoO, Fleet Officer, Lascannon, Medic, Regimental Standard

An overly loaded Veteran Squad with Bastonne, Grenadiers and Demolitions in a Chimera
A much less loaded Vet Squad with a flamer, grenade launchers, in a Chimera

PCS, GL GL Flamer
PS1 Flamer Autocannon
PS2 Flamer
HW1 Lascannons
HW2 Mortars

3 Armored Sentinels, AC/HK

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Marios 13 - M42, Eastonia Ridge

The 114th has been hastily called in to assist with a sudden onslaught on Tycho's World. PAX Eastonia has failed, and the forces that oppose the glorious Imperium of Man has once again began to move forward. Rumors of various 'individuals of repute' have surfaces, including someone calling themselves Abbadon the Despoiler. As if someone like that would stoop so low as to come to this backwater planet.

We drop in a handful of lighters from the Cobra class destroyer 'Artemis', and the squadron stays in orbit to provide some additional firepower. With me is the Captain of that earnest vessel, along with his second officer, who will be co-ordinating the ship's firepower upon the enemy. I am confident of my men, and their ability to stave off any assault.


My opponent:

Abaddon and some Plague Marines in a Daemonically Posessed Land Raider
Plague Marines in a Daemonically Posessed Rhino
Berzerkers in a Daemonically Posessed Rhino

Note: Amusingly, this army scored just as high on composition as mine did. I am starting to side on the 'comp scores are pointless' side of the fence. Also, REALLY? Taking Abbadon in a 1250 point tournament? He, of course, won. I hate special characters, and the fact that we've returned to Herohammer.

I deployed first, and should have castled in a corner against an all assault army, but I wanted to try and pop his transports, lure him into chewing up low-value troops, and use my chimeras to take objectives. This would have worked a lot better had we actually laid down the objective markers.

Turn 1: I open up with all of my shooting. 4 lascannons and a MoO fail to do anything to the Land Raider. Forgot to lay down orders. My Sentinels, who will be the stars of this particular outing, fail to do anything to the Plague Marine Rhinos, so they unleash their HK's, ONE of which manages to wreck it. Mortar fire hits the Khorne Rhino, but fails to deliver any lucky fragmentation into the driver's brainpan. The autocannon and grenade launchers also fail to do more than scratch 5000 year old paint.

On his turn, he moved his Plague Marines against the Sentinels, Abbadon Deploys, and the Berzerkers take to a nearby forest to have some tea.



Turn 2 sees the absolute annihilation of my platoon for very little return against Khorne. Here is where I should have rushed my vets to claim objectives, but, as mentioned, we forgot to lay them down. Instead, I throw Bastonne into the plague marine mix. This was really, really stupid. Also, this is the turn where I discover that when my officer issues an order, it will be followed up by boxcars.



Turn 3 sees some damage done by mortars to Khorne, who finish up their tea party in the forest, while Abbadon prepares to engage.



By turn 5, Abbadon has annihilated my CCS and firepower squads, Bastonne is paste, but I've managed to get a squad of vets toward the center objective. The Land raider has proven impossible to kill, thanks to a lot of really awful dice rolls on my part. Remember, kids: There are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Mathammer means nothing on the tabletop.



Turn six sees his remaining Khorne Berzerker take out the last of my vets, leaving me with a couple of Chimeras and one of Bastonne's finest to report on the awful, awful carnage...and that Abbadon has returned.

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I am resuscitated by a medicae team, searching the battlefield for survivors. Some of my remaining engineers are scavenging the various weapons that survived the carnage, loading them up into a pair of damaged Chimeras. My men have been slaughtered, even the veterans of the 114th cut down like chattel. The Emperor abandoned us to die, and I wonder what part of His grand plan we were a part of.



This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2011/03/27 14:48:35


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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Chaumont, France

Wow, that seemed to be a tough one...

I know you want your list to be more "fluffy" than "competitive", yet I think you should find a few points to include 2-3 meltaguns to the force... That should help you up a bit with the vehicles, without going "all-melta" as most competitive lists do.


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My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
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Yggdrasil wrote:Wow, that seemed to be a tough one...

I know you want your list to be more "fluffy" than "competitive", yet I think you should find a few points to include 2-3 meltaguns to the force... That should help you up a bit with the vehicles, without going "all-melta" as most competitive lists do.



Agreed. I just have to figure out a good set of units to deploy. Admittedly, this game saw a return to my usual form of 'my dice hate me'. Probably because I've abandoned them in a dark cabinet for so very long.

I am, however, consoled by the fact that NO-ONE at the tournament could handle his army.

Development of the 'tournament' side of the Army List is on-going, but I still have to (re)learn how to play the game, remember to put orders down, etc.


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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The eye of the storm

Well, it isn't against the rules to bring a notepad laden with tactics and things to remember. I might just try that next game..

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Saddle up, boys and girls, it is time to take a ride.





I believe I've given up on the idea of ever playing Warhammer 40K again. There's just too few like-minded people around me. Or, they exist, and I cannot find them. I want fluff and backgrounds, to be able to play the entries in the codex that are "Sub-Optimal". I want a reason to field my Deathstrike. The "Summer of Flyers" just pisses me off. I hate Matt Ward. The fact that GW's CEO is making decisions purely to line his own pockets, rather than putting the money back into the company, makes me wish for a Time Machine.

In short, I love the IDEA of Warhammer 40K, but I don't like the GAME.

Ah well. So, I'm going to focus on what I enjoy. Converting, creating, building.

Maybe I'll find those like-minded people. And they won't live in WISCONSIN.

--B.


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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Just read the 3 pages, and compared to some blogs, almost every post of yours has new stuff! Lav it.

Keep up with all the stuff man, really nice.
Another + to not playing the game is that with that conversion that looks cool, but isnt rule allowing.....well it looks cool, so so what

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6 foot underwater

Working door pistons on a valk? Most excellent good sir!

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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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[EDIT: Had to replace the pictures, they wuz all purged.]

A little more progress. I find that the new CAD-built vehicles lack soul. It is too easy to make everything exactly the same. For example, the right- and left-side wall interior details in the Valk are just mirror-images of each other. THAT was lazy. I mean, you could have mirrored it, and added some tweaks to each side, make them unique. Nope. Ah well.

CHALLENGE: Use the two Valkyrie Rocket Pods to build a double-missile-launcher Dreadnought, ala a certain Macross series mecha...

Onto the pictures:

Test-fitting the ramp, hinges work, and the ramp slides up and down neatly. Has anyone had any problem with the ramp staying in it's upright and locked position? I'm fairly sure I have enough friction, but I won't know until I actually glue everything in place. I'm pondering leaving the roof removable, to be able to show off the interior detail fully.


Bolter mounts.





I really dislike how bulky everything is in 40K, but, that's the style, ja? You go with it. Plus, WYSIWYG means that a Heavy Bolter had better look like a Heavy Bolter. So, I discarded the massive mount point for the bolter, and I feel a lot better about the look and feel. Also, this bolter can swing the full 180' the rules allow for a "Side Sponson", which makes me feel better about being able to fire them straight forward...or straight backwards should the need arise.

The next step is to build the second bolter mount, buff up the interior details, and then add the chair mount hardware. I'm going to use the chair support design from the Blackhawk helicopter. I will attach the gunners directly to the guns, since they'll pop in and out with the Bolters. I am unlikely to build a squad of men to go into the Valk. I do not like the Forge World one, because the center "bench" is really stupid. Sorry, Forge World guys, but the interior of the Valk is too small as is, and your troop bench blocks the ability for the door gunners to maneuver.

I know. "Stop applying reality to plastic gaming toys, Brian."




I'm out of the right-size of rod, so I need to visit my FLGS, and pick up some more materials. Helloooooo Hobby Bunker in Malden, MA.

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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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A little more work done. I added a bunch of greeblies to the interior roof. Chair/grab rods, wiring, fiddly bitz, handles, and new ramp hinge mounts. Added a crate to the front of the deck.

The roof:



And a long shot into the Troop Bay, up the ramp:



Time to prime and paint up some interior details!


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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I use Krylon Rusty Metal Primer for my basecoat, because I like the coverage, like how well it adheres to everything (plastic, metal, resin), and a dark brown crevice doesn't bother me a whole lot.

I carved off a bunch of the buttons and lights, added a couple of flat spaces. I wish there were more open areas inside, because there's no room to put all the warning stencils such vehicles would have. The green rods are grab bars and chair mounts. The Blackhawk helicopter has neat folding chairs that clamp onto these rods. I may make a couple for the next Valk/Vend, if I choose to build more.

The Bolter mounts are finished, I just need to paint and install them. I think I'll permanently attach the gunners to them, mostly for ease of transport, and the ability to swap the guns in and out.

More pictures, Brian? Oh, okay.








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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6 foot underwater

Nice looking interior. I assume the pistons are wire-cored plastic rod bent to shape?

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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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Yup. And then I glued stops onto the ends, so the rods can't twist back out of the hinge points. I'm probably going to add a few more interior items. Needs at least one fire extinguisher!

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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Chaumont, France

Briancj wrote:I am unlikely to build a squad of men to go into the Valk. I do not like the Forge World one, because the center "bench" is really stupid. Sorry, Forge World guys, but the interior of the Valk is too small as is, and your troop bench blocks the ability for the door gunners to maneuver.

I know. "Stop applying reality to plastic gaming toys, Brian."


Actually, except from the unusually large CH47 Chinook helicopters (which would be of a larger class than a Valkyrie), you will never hear any soldier be happy about having too much space in his vehicle (especially about helicopters), and the side gunners usually have to struggle when the passengers are on board... So indeed it's hard to model, for our plastic men are much less souple than "real" soldiers, but most probably it fits a certain reality, in a way...

But you're doing an awesome job with the hinges, the hydraulic systems and everything, so I won't object too much lol...

Keep up the good work!!!

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The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
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Thanks!

Yanno, here's my real complaint about the center bench from FW:

There's no mounting points for it. Everything I've seen, 'real world' has folded up in some way. But that bench looks like it is just tossed in there, and they sit on it. It just doesn't FEEL right.

Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings! Whoa, oh, oh, Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelings!


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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Chaumont, France

Some musical nostalgia "sprung off" your head?

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
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'or something'. Probably another part of my anatomy. I am very much looking forward to this evening, and getting some heavy lifting down on the Valk.

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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More forward movement! I apologize for this being a stream-of-consciousness plog, but I hope someone stumbles onto this, and goes, "Oh! THAT'S how they do that!" Kitbashing is not hard, it just requires actually looking at the model, and not being afraid to take the hacksaw to it. Speaking of which, who stole my hacksaw?

A few days ago, I started on the cockpit. I knew I wanted to achieve several things:

  • An Apache-style chin turret

  • Dynamic crew figure placement

  • Magnetize, magnetize, magnetize


  • Let's see the results!

    Here's the cuts I made to make room for the turret. I've looked at other chin turret choices, and I didn't like how far the gun stuck out past the nose. Which, while accurate for a Cobra, or even Blue Thunder, I wanted more of a Streamlined look. I imagine, for de-orbit burns, blow-off ceramite plating is put over aspects of the vessel. Or not, who knows?




    And here's what the nose looks like, with some plasticard in place.



    So, let us digress for a moment. <nerd rage> I hate the cockpit. I mean, I really hate it. The glass has NO hinges and why did they make the frame seperate...EXCEPT NOT ALL OF IT? So, you still have the mask the thing to paint it, ANYWAYS! Such a half-assed choice. The fold down steps for the Pilot and Rio have no hinge detail, EITHER. I almost filed these off, but I don't have any replacement steps. In future, I may remove them and put some blocks for an external ladder. The actual cockpit is way, way too cramped, all they had to do was add an inch or so. And why all this multi-piece 'detail' that could have been molded on? Really? I have to put on a slightly raised panel on the nose? </nerd rage> In future, I'm going to go with a resin cockpit, I think. Or make some heavy modifications.

    Here is a sample of my nerd rage; the pilot and rio figures are 25mm scale, everything else is GW's 'heroic' scale. Thus, mixing and matching bits becomes...well, exciting really. My Rio has a giant catachan hand, compared to his body. It is his pimp hand. Or his regular date. Or he was the best Volleyball Star in his class at the Imperial Navy Academy...

    Pilot arm on top, IG Sentinel Pilot arms on the bottom.



    Let us continue! Having put all the pieces together, let's take a look at the cockpit.




    Hey, you know what? This is a GUNSHIP not a FIGHTER CRAFT. The gunner should have been in FRONT. I think I can blame Forge World for this, actually. Sigh.

    A chin turret? But that's not WYSIWYG! Yeah, yeah.

    I discovered, by accident, that the small IG wheel from the older Chimera/Leman Russ kit fits PERFECTLY over the little nub inside the Valkyrie bit that goes on the front of the raised portion of the roof. Which, I think, is the Air Conditioning unit. I'm not sure. So I re-purposed it.



    Initially, my mount rode too low, so I counter-sunk the wheel into the nose.





    BAM! Beautiful.



    Let's test-fit the nose:




    I'm using various bits as air speed probes, etc. But I have to be careful, as the kit has to transport fairly well.

    Annoyance #114: Several times, mould lines have been ACROSS curved surfaces. Some on, folks, you have CAD/CAM! Put the mold lines and sprue feeds where we do NOT lose details when we remove, trim, and file off the pieces! Lazy, lazy, lazy.

    So let's put this all together. Wings, with magnetic mounts. If you google search 'Magnetizing Valkyrie', you'll see many tutorials. I chose the one that puts the magnets into the wing mounts. More lazy-ass design on GW's part. Why aren't these DESIGNED for magnetizing? Nice, flat surfaces please! I suspect there's a mandate from GW that says design decisions are bottom-line driven. Use less plastic! Make them buy multiple kits! Etc. Too bad there's a thriving bits market they can't shut down.



    And here's a shot of the full test-fit. I reversed the tails on the boom, as well as the main wings.



    And that's where I am now.





    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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    Great work!

    I am just finishing up getting 3 valks ready for paint, and I completely agree with every problem you have stated about them. I think the worst is the sprue for the little round jet ports on the tips of the wings. I found it easier to make them smooth all the way around and say to hell with rivets.

       
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    Great work! I may steal that idea if i pick up a valk for my army.
    The cockpit looks much more streamlined and cleaner your way

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    That looks great!! great converting work and ideas!!! more more more

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    I remember seeing that army at PAX.

    I really like your guard work. The individualism and divergent thinking that goes along with them is inspiring. I definitely love the mobile kitchen!


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    P.S. Where can I buy that light box? Is the store within walking distance from the mbta?

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    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/370464.page ------ Look at that. I have a blog.

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    I bought the Lightbox at Microcenter, down in Cambridge, but they might not have any more, their stock is utterly random sometimes. So call ahead!

    This is what I bought:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Portable-Light-Box-Digital-Concepts-lighting-Studio-/380359093335?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item588f2b2c57#ht_500wt_1413

    So they appear on eBay, regularly, in the $20-$30 range.

    Thanks for the kind words!

    --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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    Gencon is kicking my ASS.


    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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    Boston, MA

    Kick it back.

    http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/370464.page ------ Look at that. I have a blog.

    "We're with the Imperium." - Inquisitorial Acolyte Tauron Wolfe

    "I was a distant relative of my father." - Former Inquisitorial Acolyte Uriah 
       
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    Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

    I am going to be pushing to finish the Valkyrie, this weekend. Then, I need a couple more for build into Vendettas.

    Anyone wanna send me some free Valkyries? Come on, just two!

    --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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    Longtime Dakkanaut





    Chaumont, France

    Nice custom job on that Valkyrie...

    I'm impressed, it looks really good!!

    My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
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    Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

    Also! A set of 20 of Col. Gravis' Praetorian Roughriders will soon be upon my doorstep!

    You should all be very jealous of me. Oh yes.


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    Guess what I have! G'wan! GUESS!



    Regal Blue!



    And Landing Gear!



    Don't know what I'm going to do with the now dis-used landing gear mounts on the wings. Any suggestions?

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    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?
     
       
    Made in us
    Longtime Dakkanaut





    Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

    So. Here is why I hate the person who built this kit. Even tho' most of the cockpit glass 'frame' is a separate casting, I STILL HAVE TO MASK THE GLASS. And I still screwed up, because I wasn't paying attention. Sigh. Frosted some of the glass with my thumb when assembling it.



    With that out of the way, I present to you, dear reader, my version of "The Descent of Angels".









    Please be gentle.

    --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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