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wonkobaggins wrote:

This is my favorite basing of all time!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... canĀ“t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

That particular spirit is a bit from the Mortis Engine banshee swarm - they're a great looking trio, and I didn't want them to go to waste.

I've finished building a 6th Space Wolf (I found a sprue that had the free terminator from an old edition of white dwarf laying around and converted him up) - and boy is he angry. I'll post pics later today.

More zombies to come!

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The Hammer of Witches

cornwall UK

ohmagurd! This thread has everything! I has never seen the like. Haven't even seen the rest of it yet.

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

Yeah, I'm not really able to stay focused on a single project for too long, so there's a little bit of everything on here. Just wait, it'll get even more ridiculous.

As promised, I finished up the zombies and the first angry wolf today - here are the pics:

First, the zombies - this takes the total zombie count up to 287, and there are another 27 WIPs to come:

Second, the angry wolf. What makes the Wolves angriest of all? Why, the thousand sons of course. This particular marine (names and stories to come on everyone - with 25 models in the army it shouldn't be too tough) found a nasty little robed cultist packing a las pistol.

Why waste a bolter round when you've got a size 18 ceramite boot?

I was really impressed by the Angry Marine stuff I found floating around, so I thought I'd capture a bit of it with my Wolves. I'm not looking for anything quite as over the top or funny - I just want to capture some of the video-game-esque action shots of the boys to make them a bit more characterful.

Expect the last batch of zombies sometime soon, as well as the finished Marine. After that, it's off to Confrontation land to finish the wolfen for my Sylvan army.

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Lady of the Lake

Sort of like a wolf grabbing a cultist and swinging it at a second?

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Building Stuff

Columbia, SC (USA)

That kicking Space Wolf termie is a neat conversion.

Did you smooth out the prints on the cultist's hood? I'm always wondering how to keep my prints from leaving tell tale marks in my putty.

The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

I build IG...lots and lots of IG.  
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

Yep. I use lots of water when shaping the putty, then rub it down with a wet finger at the end. It takes most of the prints out, and after a thick base coat, they're all but gone.

And yes, exactly like one cultist being swung into a second.

The only thing I'm torn on is the cultist's color scheme. Thousand Sons are navy blue, but I'm inclined toward black robes. Hrm.

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Lady of the Lake

Maybe just give them blue trim or something, or do black and use blue to shade it instead of grey?

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

I liked the idea to use blue to shade the black - here's what it looked like in execution:

As a Bloodclaw, Skeggi was frequently chastised by his pack mates for running out of ammo long before they'd taken the objective. In spite of his frequent assertions that this was more the result of Space Marines not carrying any extra ammunition on their person than a lack of discipline on his part, he took it to heart. Now, a few decades later, Skeggi is a member of his great Company's Wolf Guard, and he has taken it upon himself to become the paragon of munitions thrift in the Chapter.

More to come!


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Alluring Mounted Daemonette

really like Skeggi. bravo! I have to lol a bit though as the cutlists hand looks nearly the same size as the marines power fist
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Decrepit Dakkanaut

LOL..Dood, GW hands and heads have been out of scale for 25+ years.

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

I'm sure it's a mutation caused by the warping powers of the fell God Tzeentch, and not just a poorly sculpted zombie hand.

Regardless, Skeggi HalfMag stands ready to monkey-stomp the enemies of the Allfather, however they may be proportioned.

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

I'm back!

After a rather lengthy business trip, I'm home again and back to work on warhammer stuff. This week, I've finished up one long outstanding project - a unit of swordmasters, and started on a new one - a contemptor pattern dreadnought.

Here are the sword masters:

As you can see, these guys are based in a retro goblin green style. I have an old high elf army floating around that I did in that scheme, so they're based to fit in with your buddies.

And here's the big guy:

I like the full Forgeworld did for the Space Wolf Contemptors - they're angry!
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

After a long weekend at home, I was able to get the contemptor finished. On the whole, it is a good looking model. I wasn't sure I liked the rounded look at first, but with a little posing, I think he's pretty solid looking. The hip joints were a royal pain to pin though. Even after putting pins in, he took a good bit of gluing to keep stable. I guess sometimes I'd rather have a slightly less dynamic model that holds up during gaming and transport a bit better. I went with the 3 weapon arms I thought I might actually use - maybe someday the twin-linked heavy bolter will be amazing, but for now, I can't imagine why a dread would take it off the shelf.

Here are pics:

After finishing him up, I decided to continue operation "clean out the drawers" - and we're not talking about an unhappy experience at a mexican restaurant. I've had a half finished sylvan army on the back burner for a while now, and I think now is the time to get it finished up. Looking at all those old Confrontation metals has gotten me all excited to paint wolfen again.

Here are 3 more:

And here are 3 characters - I've gotten them assembled and primed. Orion is going to be the satyr king, and general of the list, while the wolfen are going to be minotaur stand ins.

Hope you dig em - more to come.

Made in ca

Canada,Prince Edward Island

Wolven! I have soo many of those models at home, only ever painted one of them for myself but it was super fun. Great colour scheme anyway, very bold!

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

After a few weeks of no connectivity - iphone cable problems - I've got a few new photos to upload.

First, I'm still working on the sylvan army. Here is a hero they've found in a secluded copse in the back 40:

and here's a second pic for size comparison

I can't say enough good things about the old confrontation metals. They're incredible looking models! The only complaint I have about them as a whole is their fragility, and the wolfen get around that because they're bigguns.

Second, I finished up the chocobo knights for my empire army. The 6 that were already done are now rebased, and the whole lot will take to the field as demigryph knights.

The army has been pretty much done for a while, so any projects now are just emptying ye olde bits box of odd characters and interesting parts. As you can see, Karl Franz has been reborn as Cecil, the chapter master of the knights of the raging chocobo.

On an aside, I don't understand why the demigryph isn't a mount option for empire heroes. I hope that gets remedied some day.

As always, comments & criticism are welcome.

Thanks for reading,

Made in ca

Canada,Prince Edward Island

That wolfen has a very uncomfortable looking pose, you sure painted him up well though!

Empire knights are really cool, love the mounts!

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Speed Drybrushing

Where do you get those dinopidgeons? I love alternative models
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

They're Reaper axebeak models - they make great riding birds. They're a touch small for the bases, but a little oversized for normal cav bases. On the whole, they'll do I think.

Glad y'all like them though - there are more wolfen to come soon.

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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader

Reading, England

I am loving the sea zombie army. I have seen a couple of similar things floating around. Have you seen the old rules from the lustria white dwarf for a sea zombie army?

Keep up the good work

Young Logan

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Bran Redmaws Great Company - 5500pts
30K Space Wolves - 1500pts
Deathguard -2300 pts  
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

Luther Harkon and the zombie pirates of the vampire coast? Yep, I've got that one. It inspired the army.
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

Another update for the vampires! I finally finished the last of the 300 zombies (amen), and I started the alternate pose of Luther Harkon. I won one of the (relatively) new griffon rider kits at a recent tournament (the Brawler Bash 2012), and as I already have a griffon riding general in my empire army, I decided to make it a vampire lord's mount instead. Given its size, I think it's going to count as a zombie dragon. The kit, as with so many of the recent GW kits, is incredible. I can't lavish enough praise on the recent plastics that GW has produced. They may not be the cheapest kits, but they're really a joy to work with.

Anyway, here are the pics:

You'll notice the undead ogre - his arms take up a base each. What can I say, after 300 zombies I was getting a bit tired of putting the regular guys together.

And here's the Commodore:

Again, incredible kit with a ton of extra bits. I highly recommend it.

I also finished up another wolfen this week - the BSB.

I do love these confrontation models.

Let me know what you think,

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

We're going numerous directions today.

First up, I've got the completed pics of Luthor Harkon on his griffon.

Next, I've started on a second drop pod for my Wolfguard list. I don't know about you, but I tend to get wrapped around the little things on a model - like the fact that the drop pod is designed to hold 10 PA guys rather than 5 terminators. With a bit of green stuff and card, I've remedied that problem.

It's still a WIP of course, but you get the gist of it. I'm surprised there weren't more of this sort of conversion floating around google - surely I'm not the first guy to address this problem?

Anyway, that's all for today,

Made in ca

Canada,Prince Edward Island

Missed a couple of great updates! The submerged zombies look super, good idea with the ogre, he really helps make the squad more original. Griffon rider is lovely as well, first time I have seen that kit in use!

Wolven shaman is fab, I would question why he is wielding a three foot-long green croissant but perhaps it channels his magic or something?

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Hmm, cunning drop pod conversion, I like it a lot!

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

It's a little known fact that magical baked goods are a specialty of the purple werewolves of the Warhammer world.
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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

So we're back to work on the Catachans. I pulled them all out of storage this week to see what there was, and what there needed to be. I've had ideas for these guys brewing for a while, and now it's time to put some of them into action.

First up, the Army as she currently stands:

9 infantry squads
2 veteran squads
1 storm trooper squad
1 command squad
a pile of characters
a pile of heavy and special weapon guys
3 cyclops remote demo vehicles
2 sentry guns
11 ogryn (including Meat, the ogryn bodyguard!)
1 sentinel
1 thunderbolt
2 valks
2 vendettas
6 tauros assault vehicles

Here are a few more pics:
Squads 1-4

Squads 5-9

Cyclops demo vehicles

The Ogryn:

So what I discovered is that the army is lacking (within the theme of course) is heavy weapon teams. Additionally, I wasn't happy with my Sly model, so I'm reworking him.
Here are the WIPs:
Mortar teams:

SFC Don "the Dragon" wilson and his Ammo bearer Kid N Play - a heavy bolter team:

Another heavy bolter team, Ox and his trusty ammo bearer chuckles (the 3 legged dog):

The WIP shots of Sly Marbo with his "demo charge". I ripped that idea off from someone's (no idea where I saw it) Catachan Rocket Launcher model.

And the re-armed Tauros Assault Vehicles:

That's all I've got done at the moment, but there's more to come! It's exciting to have these guys back on the bench, and I've got a lot of work to do on them, so stay tuned.

As always, comments and criticism are welcome.


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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman


Love your use of the halo warthogs.

Also SFC Don "the Dragon" wilson is awesome, really funny conversion and well done

The colours used on the griffon and such isnt really my taste don't really like.

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

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Commanding Orc Boss

seaside, CA

First day of vacation updates here. I've got a few weeks off of work, so I'm going to get some work done on the myriad of projects I've got floating around.

First, some updates on the Catachan Red Devils:
Sly Marbo - the one man army

Next up - Master Sergeant Frank "the Grip" Kuwalski - a Commissar Yarrick counts-as: I tried to copy the pose as much as possible to make it easy to tell what he is.

And next, I've decided that I can't get a Last Chancers/Dirty Dozen style squad with the IG rules, so I've branched out into the realm of allies. With that being said, here is my Inquisitor Coteaz counts as, with Petey, his 3 legged attack dog:

And the first parts of his retinue, a gun servitor and a deathcult assassin (Weapon X)!

And his Vindicaire assassin (old pic here):

So much more to come here - I'll keep you posted.

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Battle Tested Karist Trooper

Central Coast, California

Really loving your Catachan stuff, you are taking their original over the top design aesthetic and really running with it. I dig the afro guy and his buddy with the gheto blaster...Sly looks the gak...sorta combined the Stalone/Rambo theme with the Schwarzenegger/Dutch characterin Predator. Might have to steal your stolen idea there! (Yes, I ALSO have a decent sized Catachan army...mostly made up of the old metal 2nd Edition models.

Keep up the great work, I'll definitely be watching this project!

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Longtime Dakkanaut

It's been a while since I've been here, you've been busy!

 Fango wrote:
Sly looks the gak...sorta combined the Stalone/Rambo theme with the Schwarzenegger/Dutch characterin Predator.

Agree 100%. You've taken the concept of Catachans to a different level and have done it very well.

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