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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Much painting achieved! Two squads done and based, plus some characters. None will win a Golden Demon but are far improved from where I was. They're bright and 'good tabletop' standard so that works for me!

Surging from Bunker 177


The Old Guard (Praetorian Scions)


Squatlings (counts as Ratling Snipers)


Yarrick


Officer and Medic


All together again...


Much paint-thinning to be practiced, but I'm happy with them so far. I can go back and add things as my skills improve.
Yarrick was rescused from a terrible pint job I did a while back, hence the back banner being so claggy.

Few more pics at my gallery here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-10953-54612_Painted%20Praetorians%20%28plastic%20Kitbash%29.html

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Arlington, va

Lots of cool kit bashing here, really enjoying it

 
   
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Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

Brilliance. Everything from the first pistolier kitbashes to this. Funny how the pistolier heads make for interestingly pulp-sci-fi pith helmets.

"I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me..."
"...with a bit of imagination (remember when we used to have to use that in fantasy games?)" 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

Thanks guys! Man, photos aren't wonderful. I'l look to building a lightbox next week, mayhaps...

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot






London

This is all very good, and your skills are much better than you give them credit!



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Cardiff

Too kind. :-)

Painting commences on the Rough Riders and Veterans (Catachans that I realised after buying were fuuugly, but I've turned them into a triple melta suicide unit).


 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Wow love the new scions & the command squad and that tyranid is some model. Well done sir this thread is still coming up with new and interesting things.

 
   
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Cardiff

And painting some regular Guardsmen at last...


The Catachan Veterans are done, Rough Riders will be a while. Guard squad may well be done tomorrow, so significantly faster than Scions.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





Hererford, leo

Brilliant work as always, love the normal troops and those scions.

 
   
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Cardiff

I managed to buy a Baneblade for £20. Score!

They packed it in a cardboard box. Loose. GAH. Broken sponson guns, snapped lascannon. Some work to do. And they built it with sponsons at the front. That's just wrong. Old Epic player me needs them at the back. So, to work... here she is stripped down:



I've magnetised the guns to replace the tiny pin they'd tried to use. The previous owner had done some fairly shonky battle damage to the sides. We'll need to replace or improve that. Then there's the sponsons. I'm gonna have to cut away side panels and make new ones.

Riveting for the first time. This is the definition of madness. And if the poly cement doesn't hold the nail beads (seems to do so so far?) I'll be double mad...



And did I mention they glued the lascannon turrets down on the sponsons??? Must fix that...

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Quite the TLC the old girl is gonna need, the previous owner didn't do her justice. Glad she's in capable hands!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Cardiff

Thanks dude!

Now we have four:



And some barrel tidy ups and embellishments. They'd half-scraped some eagles off so I repaired with GS plates and riveted, plus some little extra details for fun:



And a test fit after prising the original badly-battle-damaged panels off:



The rear set will be magnetised for sponsons on/off options.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

how do you make rivets like that?

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
Click below for plenty guardsmen

Cadian 404th "The Lost Boys" P&M blog

Tutorial:How to make IG packs
 
   
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Dark Angels Librarian with Book of Secrets





Cardiff

@STG - these are half sphere nail art beads. I lined up a plasticard blank with one of the original panels and added drops of poly cement (plastic glue) at about the right spacing. I poured out some beads, licked my fingertip, picked them up and applied them, then used the tip of my hobby knife to position them. The poly cement I think only melts the plasticard rather than the bead to the card, but it gives a longer working time than superglue and plenty of adhesion.

Here's the basic panels done - I'll make a third set so I can go smooth sided.



And here's the Hellhammer config:



I also added a Heavy Weapon Team gun shield to the Stubber so the poor crewman has some protection whilst he's fending off encroaching enemies, and some gargoyley light things to the back of the tank, as there was a space they fit in exactly and they looked fun.

Still undecided on how much more detailing to add. I am thinking I should sculpt some big emblem for the side panels, Instamould and replicate it.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

That's looking a lot better already!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Cardiff

Cheers @CommissarKhaine!

The arched viewport they hacked off the hull annoys me. Gonna have to repair that too.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

 JohnnyHell wrote:
@STG - these are half sphere nail art beads. I lined up a plasticard blank with one of the original panels and added drops of poly cement (plastic glue) at about the right spacing. I poured out some beads, licked my fingertip, picked them up and applied them, then used the tip of my hobby knife to position them. The poly cement I think only melts the plasticard rather than the bead to the card, but it gives a longer working time than superglue and plenty of adhesion.

Nice, good idea, do you know if they are 2mm half spheres? i cant find any smaller than that.

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
Click below for plenty guardsmen

Cadian 404th "The Lost Boys" P&M blog

Tutorial:How to make IG packs
 
   
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Cardiff

I'll check my eBay for you... see what they were


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@STG - they were 1mm - this is the listing I bought from:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332108257621 - they do 1mm

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Storm Trooper with Maglight





Bath uk

awesome thanks dude!

RIP Colour Sgt Kell. Forever in our hearts.
Click below for plenty guardsmen

Cadian 404th "The Lost Boys" P&M blog

Tutorial:How to make IG packs
 
   
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Whiteshield Conscript Trooper






This is some excellent, beautiful work from top to bottom, man!
Love all the kitbashes and conversions

   
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Cardiff

Thanks @fraoliva!

I started playing with lists including the Baneblade, and the damn missile launcher kept tipping me over. No idea why they stuck that thing on. Sure, I can use it as a HK missile counts-as, but 10pts is 10pts. So I made a comms dish to pop in instead should I want to be frugal:



Can anyone spot the design inspiration?

I also dropped the turret and broke off the tiny lasgun. That has no rules? So I started building some stowage to cover it. Not right yet, but a start. Still, this thing cost me £20 and I'm having modelling fun. Can't complain too much. :-)

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Mounted Kroot Tracker






very nice painting on the yarrick and medic and such. Nothing more characterful than well painted IG


if youre interested...
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Cardiff

Thank so @bebopdrums2424!

Made a stowage box to cover the lasgun. It annoys me that it snaps so easily, else I'd keep it.



The vent detail was Instamoulded from elsewhere on the tank. Now to rivet it and attach.

Edit: DONE!

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking a lot better . Not a clue as tot he radar dish, but it's looking pretty fine!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Cardiff

I can't tell you Who inspired it, but I'd answer in the affirmative if you mentioned a certain canine.

 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Makes a few panels, does a few rivets, suddenly thinks he's Blackadder... one visit to VK and one PDF later:



Making it out of plasticard from papercraft templates, so much trimming and bodging will no doubt ensue! Wish me luck!


Update:

After a prevaricatey day, progress! Ever thought having model kits come with preface pieces was too easy? Try this!



Not much work work done, but much tank made. Templates mostly work out ok, some issues where I've butted in places I should have trimmed, and geometry shifts as a result. Mostly ok though and I'm learning as I go!

The VK templates do deviate from the FW model in places, so I'm eyeballing them back to FW-ish in some places. For example the big lump of Green Stuff is replicating a curved plate on the original, whereas the VK design was separate plates. The upper hull is noticeably shorter and of a slightly different design, but I don't think I'll bother changing that now. I'll just Armour plate it and hope for the best.

I think it's all a few mm smaller as well, based on a measurement somewhere online. It'll do though, and I'm having a lot of fun with the build.

Turret is held on by and rotates on a magnet, and a circle of plasticard on the bottom seats into a ring it was cut from in a plate on the upper hull. It seats positively, is held on well and rotates nicely. Happy with that. The twin-linked Heavy Stubber can swing in its mount.

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Cardiff

Filling and starting to detail turret



And making tracks


 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Pious Palatine






Nice work on the Vulcan so far.

Your Baneblade looks amazing. Seeing the development was...riveting

EDC
   
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Cardiff

Hahaha what you did there. I see it. :-)

Vulcan is coming on so well, really happy with it. Easier than I thought, just have to be patient with the cuts. I've started on sponsons today and am debating how to attach the tracks...

Current detail level:

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 Stormonu wrote:
For me, the joy is in putting some good-looking models on the board and playing out a fantasy battle - not arguing over the poorly-made rules of some 3rd party who neither has any power over my play nor will be visiting me (and my opponent) to ensure we are "playing by the rules"
 
   
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Awesome Autarch






Beautiful work here. I have a big soft spot for "rescues" so I loooove stuff like this. My entire army is essentially rescued minis. Keep up the fantastic work. Also love seeing the hand-made tanks (at a good level...not just a cereal box w/ a straw attached!).


 
   
 
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