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Decrepit Dakkanaut







I haven't decided yet Vik...I guess that is why it's still just a big green tank with natural shelf dust weathering! I am tempted to force myself to use my airbrush for the camo, but I'm not sure I have that much control over that damn finger trigger yet. It was easy for the belly of the Marauder Destroyer, all white, but I may have to use some of that masking frisk stuff, I'm not sure yet. I suppose I should quit talking about it and actually work on it huh?

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Xeno-Hating Inquisitorial Excruciator





In a cave

Loving the Catachans and the stormlord is looking cool. Also use the airbrush; it's so much quicker!

My Inq28 blog, check it out!

PDH wrote:Farty Wiffmas (you have the worst name ever!)
 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

well you could use putty for masking....you know the one kids use to make snowmens and such like things? playdoh and such stuff... and later on you just pull it off...could work...

natural shelf dust for weathering... lol...that cracked me up^^

one day i would like to use an airbrush myself...but thats currently out of the question...no room, no money... well this song gets quite old...

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







I'll buy a macreme tank from ya Vik! lol

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

to tell you the truth... every time i make something i like doing for hobby reasons i dream about selling that then for real...but then i see how i fail my own design and then later on dump that idea again...one of these days i should really go to town with a good design and mabye cast some and then sell them... there is a guy at ebay germany that sells almost every week a nid droppod made out of a casted begabricks egg...


and he gets about 15€ each.... not only violates others properties but he does it way small but it still produces cash....

   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





dsteingass wrote:Yeah, I need to learn how to use the camera, I'm sure it's more user error than quality of camera. also, my primer coat went horribly wrong, but didnt notice it until the green was applied, so the aircraft has a grainy texture under the paint. DOH!


Not sure if anyone has mentioned it later in the post but the inimitable Sam Green from GW Sutton Coldfield (he's now actually in GW High Wycombe) taught me that if you put your spray can into some not-quite-hot water before spraying it warms up the paint slightly which helps it go on smoother. Also, try and let the paint dry at room temperature, i.e. indoors. Not sure just how understanding your missus is about that sort of thing - we have a downstairs toilet with a fan that I chuck my models in while they dry which works fine.

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Hacking Shang Jí





Bournemouth, England

Great work throughout! The Thunderbolt looks awesome, you've done a crackin job. Any plans for a super-heavy stand/base for that monster?

The Space wolf heads work really well on the vets and love those spikey plants on the heavy weapon teams!

Keep it coming!

Need more 's in my life!  
   
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





Utrecht

For painting camo on tanks I have to say you don't have to be commmited to one style. You can make up backstory why some tanks are painted different as example old age, pre-heresy with lots of battledamage or be it imported from a different forgeworld planet.

I used to paint also in the gw camo style, but I switched to a different on which I believe fits better in an jungle enviroment. (knarloc green, black and khemri brown)



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P&M Blog Catachan Jungle Fighters: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/401478.page

~2500p
~1750p 
   
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Stalwart Tribune





Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

These are very nice, I especially like the weathering you did on the flying thing! How did you do the oils? I can only get a sloppy muddy look with mine .


"Da anvil 'it'z 'ard, but da 'amma getz dere first... And 'it'z 'arder!"- Boss Grubsnik: Warlord uv da Bloo Bonez!

Rivets within, Rivets without, What is this steampunk thing all about?
my steampunk blog: somebody should really comment on this thing... http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/416574.page
Plastic sisters of battle!
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/457445.page 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thanks, I think the idea is to gloss coat first (this gives the oils a slippery surface to work on)and make it sloppy and muddy-looking, but once the oils are dry (about a week), use the acrylic body paint to touch up over the top of panels and such.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Stalwart Tribune





Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

Cool, thanks for the help, hopefully I can try that when i get home tonight
Also, do you have a commissar that you're planning on painting? I want to see what you would do with one. :nod

Edit: oops, just saw him, he looks awesome! He is, like your other stuff, a perfect balance between neat/ordered, and dirty/gritty. Just like catachans should be

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"Da anvil 'it'z 'ard, but da 'amma getz dere first... And 'it'z 'arder!"- Boss Grubsnik: Warlord uv da Bloo Bonez!

Rivets within, Rivets without, What is this steampunk thing all about?
my steampunk blog: somebody should really comment on this thing... http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/416574.page
Plastic sisters of battle!
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/457445.page 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thanks Glom! The commissar was unfortunately in the flight path of some airbrush overspray, so that is where his "pox" come from, but I havent bothered fixing him.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Secretive Dark Angels Veteran






Well, Im not sure where to start. The vets are really cool, the Hvy Wpn bases look great, the overall paint job is fantastic. And the bomber, the best. You said it cost $300? You got your moneys worth on that one. Looking forward to more.
   
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Rogue Inquisitor with Xenos Bodyguards





Eastern edge

Looking good so far!

"Your mumblings are awakening the sleeping Dragon, be wary when meddling the affairs of Dragons, for thou art tasty and go good with either ketchup or chocolate. "
Dragons fear nothing, if it acts up, we breath magic fire that turns them into marshmallow peeps. We leaguers only cry rivets!



 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Thanks guys! Hearing this from such great modelers is really awesome!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

so well i am back... i know you are busy doing your `munda terrain pieces, but a bit of catachan love would be nice too^^

cheers mate...and thanks for keeping me own thread alive^^


vik

   
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Roarin' Runtherd






nice weathered marauder i love the scheme keep up the good work !!!




NUMBER 1 MOST DESIARABLE THING IN THE WORLD IS DEVLAN MUD FOLLOWED CLOSELY BY BADAB BLACK then food and water  
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







OK, I'm revving up this thread in real-time as of today. I've needed to take a break from my furious but well-rewarding Necromunda Project work.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1050/399826.page#3557527
And while I was back home a few days for a funeral , I stopped into the hobby shop in my old hometown and found this 1:32 scale M65 280mm Atomic Cannon.



This will be a bit of a recap for those following my Necromunda thread derailment, but I am including these things for continuity's sake, feel free to scroll down to new shineys)

I am a total Cold War geek, I am constantly amazed how in the 1950's the US was building bigger and bigger and badder Nuclear devices, but had NO CLUE about things like radiation and fallout, seriously dangerous Gak, and common sense now, yet they had their finger on the trigger. ugh.

Anyways, The US ACTUALLY built this thing, about 20 of them I think.

The Theory was, that they could get away with using tactical Nuclear Warfare, meaning, using small, nuclear arms on troop formations or other things, then marching troops into the wake of it to mop-up! We actually believed this, crazy!

Anyways, they test-fired this thing, IRL with a nuke, in Nevada...once.

Is that NOT totally 40k?
To top it off, I found a Government Propaganda film that documents the test as well as limbering, unlimbering, loading, etc.




Automatically Appended Next Post:
My Atomic cannon will "count as" a Hellstrike Missle Launcher I guess, but I don't really care about the rules. I want to model it unlimbered and in a sandbagged firing trench, crewed by a bunch of sweaty Catachans!
Construction begins:

The Rear Firing Deck sub-assembly


Elevation gear sub-assembly


Glued inside as well as plasti-welded the outside joints of this assembly, it looks like it will take most of the stress of raising and lowering the gun barrel.


The Forward Hydraulics Deck



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"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany




couldn´t find the song with the footage of atomic testings i remembered...but was quite funny in a strange way...

   
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Agile Revenant Titan






Oregon

Nice Catachans!

Eldar -5000 points 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

is this kit meant to be moveable?

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Yes, the kit can be limbered or unlimbered. The barrel actually collapses into itself wen limbering, just like the real thing!
All of the moving parts are meant to move
Didn't you see the box cover "does everything but fire"
However, I will not be making mine limbered, it will be in firing mode.

A perfect, sturdy joining of the frame

@Vik, catchy tune, but the only word I can understand is BOOM! lol

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2011/11/10 15:59:51


"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

actually i realized just now how big this is... i bet this would count as terrain on any table...gosh... that mini is looking for a change really dwarved...

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut







Oh Vik, ye of little faith....

It is perfectly sized! Just close your eyes and magine two modified Chimeras as Prime Movers!

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






Just don't paint it with Fortress grey or SW grey please.

=^.^=



http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/408342.page 
   
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Xeno-Hating Inquisitorial Excruciator





In a cave

Wow that is coming along nicely! Are you going to use the trucks included in the kit or create as you said above modified chimeras!

My Inq28 blog, check it out!

PDH wrote:Farty Wiffmas (you have the worst name ever!)
 
   
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Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

That is one big gun.

 
   
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Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

Oh Vik, ye of little faith....


on the contrary mate! i think this is a mouthwatering pice of a model... and your idea with two tractor chimeras sounds brilliant...thats transport for the gun and even for the support crew... i call that clever planning! i was just referring to the size which would justify keeping the documenbtatin of the modelmaking in your terrain thread...

   
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






dsteingass wrote:

It is perfectly sized! Just close your eyes and magine two modified Chimeras as Prime Movers!


you need to extend Chimaera's platforms, well use Basilisk (or maybe.... Manticore/Deathstrike) hull found on that boxset and make an extended hitch platforms

=^.^=



http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/408342.page 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks





San Francisco, CA

Wow! That Orkmower is wicked big! I kind of want there to be a tv and mini fridge on the back deck so that can relax on that bench and tune out... in?

   
 
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