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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut







It looks like my space marines took the wrong C-130 and ended up on the other side of the country im "visiting", so at least you will get to have more stuff to work with than i will for a while, and thats anly because i have not touched my Space Hulk Termies just yet

Happiness is Mandatory!

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Ah the joys of Military transport. Which branch are you with, and where are you at if it doesn't violate OPSEC.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut







Army and in Afghanistan

Happiness is Mandatory!

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator








WIP Devestator


And Some DW Pattern bolters, and a WIP SternGaurd SGT with Powersword.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Just read your exchange on basing and I will say that if there's any doubt,don't base them. I do not dislike the flock I used for my Death Guard, but by the standards miniatures are judged by now I have been found wanting by a few people. The only reason I'm not doing something else is that the flock I have on my miniatures right now if the same flock I made back in 1995 and have maybe 4 lbs of it still. My IG, Genestealer Cult, Death Guard, Orks, Orcs & Goblins, and more are all flocked wiht the same stuff. It's not terrible, but it's not what I would be doing right now if I didn't already have 1/2 my army on it. Waiting until you *know* that is what you want will make you a lot happier over the years.

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator









More work on the powersowrd. Its drilled, pinned, and has the cable added. Thats the Bionic CHainsowrd arm from the command sprue IIRC.


@ Skalk... I'm not going to do anything base wise untill I have a decent # of Marines ready to go. It will prob be a mix of sand and rocks.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator








Very early WIP Librarian conversion.


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Reinforcements have arrived.

2 Boxes of Iron Hands, and a Techmarine in full servo harness arrived with 2 minutes to go to UPS 7pm shipping deadline.

So 20 Iron Hands Pads, 4 Sets of Cybernetic Legs, 8 Cybernetic Arms. 8 heads, (1 miscast) and 4 Chest pieces, plus 2 Thunder Hammers and 20 Tactical Marines. Lots of shiny bionics.

I'll have to call GW customer service about the mistcast head sprue tomorrow. They would have just closed.




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Some progress on the Libby. Mated him up with a set of legs from the Iron Hands set.

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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Tactical Marine/SternGaurd WIP Shots








As always, C&C appreciated.

Cheers!



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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey wolf, looks nice enough, but it's a bit hard to make any meaningful comments "at range" so-to-speak. I realize you have camera limitations, but that may be why you aren't getting more help.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Yeah, I need to figure out some better techniques for photographing the minis.

Natural light works best, but alas, its winter in Canada. Natural light (Especially when you work afternoons and nights) is at a premium.


I'm going to have to work out some sort of background for them to take shots.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

You need to get us CLOSER too. That's a biggie.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I cant really get much closer without loosing focus on my camera, and it auto-macros.

The pics are pretty high detail, as its a 14 megapixel camera. You can zoom in pretty tight in the gallery.

Maybe I'll try doing some cropping before I post to the gallery...

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That would be a great idea!

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Also, if you click on the images, it does take you to the gallery shot where you can zoom in pretty darned close with the gallery zoom function. The big thumbnails that it posts to here dont do full justic. :-)

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Problem is that takes me out of your thread and makes commenting just one more step more difficult. It's not a big deal, but if you're trying to interest people in your project and get them to take time out of their day to volunteer advice... you want to make it as simple a process for them as possible.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Oh, I totally agree.

I dont really have a lot of image software, and frankly my computer is commiting seppuku lately.. but I shall see what I can do.


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Mucked around with the Camera, my desk lamp and some cropping. Hopefully these will draw some more C&C




A little doodad I made for painting heads.





And another shot of the WIP marines








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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Doesn't look like you prime them before you paint them... if not, you should.

   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






I prime them. Using either GWs spray or Tamiya Spray. Only thin with paint on the Libby is the head, which was primed seperately. (On the little stand thingie..) Also, some of the older models were swaps and primed by other people. Oh and the torso came out of my bitz box preprimed. I think that whole sprue was preprimed GW skull white.

The one pic of the tactical marine is really picking up some file marks on the leg that dont really show up at anywhere close to tabletop distance.

And I really need to pick up some more paint colors. Some tin bitz, gold and sepia wash are a definate need.

Looking at the tac marine now, I need to hit the pad with some gunmetal to bring it back up a bit... The pad with the fist on it is too dark. I might switch that to chainmail wshed with black instead of boltgun... Have to try it once I get some chainmail paint.


A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Sorry, the legs of the guy on the right look like bare metal, just though I'd mention it. Nice little gadget you made for working on the heads.

   
Made in us
Stalwart Skittari




California

Gitsplitta wrote:Sorry, the legs of the guy on the right look like bare metal, just though I'd mention it. Nice little gadget you made for working on the heads.


I think hes still working on assembly for that one
Looking great Wolfshadow. The head painter was genius. and the shoulderpad for the librarian looks really good, where did you get the pipe things for around his chest?
THe deathwatch marine looks good too, though I was told with my own DW that their whole left arm is painted silver

Black Fists 1st Company Thread
For Dorn!
The magnet master
BITZ SEARCH!!!! PLEASE HELP?? (link)

I am accepting commissions for Forgeworld building. I know many of you may love Forgeworld, but I'd just love to get my hands on something just to build it, you can keep it. You don't even have to pay me! Just for the product!  
   
Made in hu
Regular Dakkanaut






All hail to the Omnissiah! Lookin' good!

The flesh is weak!  
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






He's no longer Deathwatch though, he's returned to the Chapter after Deathwatch service. They just wear the Pad to honor thier time spent in the DeathWatch.

The Cables are, IIRC, some 1/35 scale tow cable that I had sitting in my model toolbox for some reason. They've prob been in that toolbox for the better part of 10 years, since my Dad died. Most of my tools were his.

Still trying to figure out how I'm going to tie them into the backpack then out to his yet to be constructed Force weapon. (Prezmas... I'm waiting on you to release those steampunk weapons and the new Egyptiuan feel swords. )


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Contemplating an idea to have the SGTs armed with Servo arms to represent Power fists. Just to give them a more Techmarine/Adeput Mechanicus feel.

Thoughts?

Oh, and my photo updates may be sporadic as my home computer has pretty much committed Seppuku (Motherboard/CPU are close to totally shot) It only runs for 15 minutes before it shuts down.

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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






It looks like the Omnissiah is displeased with my efforts thus far. The curse of the Machine God is upon me. Both my home PC and my Digicam are pretty much borked. PC is wear and tear. Wife damaged the Camera and I can't seem to get it to work. Which sucks as I started work on the Libby's paintjob for the body at least. Along with a SternGaurd vet armed with a Combi-Melta.

Waiting on my Maxmini order and my Chapterhouse order. Debating putting a placeholder Power wsowrd on untill Maxmini releases and ships the wonderful SteamPunk weapons.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Trust in Omnissiah, He will guide you.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





SoCal, United States

wolfshadow wrote:So things have be quiet on the modelling front for the past few days. Been working the swap shop pretty hard though, and should have some bitz and reiforcements on the way soon. I also caved, and bought 2 boxes of Iron Hands off the GW website, along with the Techmarine with Servo Harness. (Potential MOTF)

Also went out today and hit a couple of local business for some sensible purchases.

A Bitz box and 2 Micropens. Micropens are surprisingly cheap and holy **** is the tip tiny. .07mm

I got a black one and a red one.



Micropens are what dreams are encoded with. Can't say enough good things about them. I'm excited to see some completed models

   
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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






[quote=PerilsoftheBrush
Micropens are what dreams are encoded with. Can't say enough good things about them. I'm excited to see some completed models


That... might be a while. Not that I won't have completed models, but with the Computer and the Digicam not working....

On the other hand, if the Computer isnt working, more time to work on models. :-) (Gotta find the upside in everything)

What do you guys think of modelling SternGaurd Vet SGTs with a Combi-Boltter and a Servor arm to represent a PF? They have the smae rules, combat wise.... Would fit the fluff for my guys having larger than normal #s of Techmarines.

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






Wait what? Progress?

Wife appears to have fixed the Camera.

Not much, but some. Work was busy, so despite 2 12 hours shifts, I wasnt able to get much done. Did get some paint on the Libby WIP, and a SternGuard vet with Combi-Melta partly done.



And One more piece of the puzzle. Przemas from Maxmini sucessfully got me my order





So I now have a CRAPTON of Resin Bionics to convert with.







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A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in nz
Regular Dakkanaut





Nice work, they're coming together slowly

That's .. a big sword. What kind of size are the chain blades? I'm looking at getting some different chain weapons for another project of mine. Is Maxmini good to deal with?

 
   
Made in ca
Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator






The Chain blades are... to put it mildly, HUGE. The big chainblade is easily the height of a marine. Could be used to represent a Relic blade or an eviscerator easily.

Quality of the bitz is excellent, minimal flash. Details on the Bionic heads are fantastic, well beyond my ability to really do justice to at this point.

If you just want chain blades, IIRC, you put what you want in the comment field of your order, and they are willing to ship you specific ones.

When I get home, I'll put a tactical marine next to one of each of the swords so you can see how big they are.

Based on this order, I'll definately be ordering from Maxmini again.

At this point I'm waiting on some more paint colors, and possibly some weathering pigments before I can call stuff 'done'.

Depending on how much $ I get for Xmas, I might order the DeathWatch conversion kit. I'm gonna get raped on the conversion rates for GWE though. :-(

A lot. 5K +
DH: 750
3K
800

Back to 40K after a 6 year absence. Grey Knights and a new SM Army planned.
4 Sucessful Trades! TY Swap Shop!

My Project Log: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/329618.page

 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Wow! Can you say "chew faster because that's a HUGE bite"? You should not be bored for quite some time.

Your photography is getting much better. Focus is an issue on a couple shots but overall the lighting is a huge improvement.

Looking forward to seeing how your conversions work out.

 
   
 
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