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Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Howiya lads! Hope everyone had a great holiday. Mine was bloody hectic with this weekend being the first time in a while I'm literally just sitting down and doing nothing. I did get a good bit of modelling done as I was "working" from home on the 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st and 1st(the joys of being on call!) and tomorrow is supposed to be alright here weather wise so I want to get priming as I'm getting fed up of staring at all this grey plastic. As for hobby haul over the break The Warden treated me to the new Necromunda boxset and I can't wait to get started on it, hopefully will start tonight. I made the mistake of cleaning up my bits box after getting some bead boxes for better sorting but ended up starting several projects when I found bits I wanted to use so my desk is a mess at the moment. Lots of pics below!

First off I want to share a model that my friend in work made for me. It's damn amazing, I fething love this thing! Only problem is primaris caps can't use a TH/SS loadout but the guys won't mind for our games, I'll just pay the points for it or use him as a termie captain.
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Since we're on Salamanders I'll share the next project I'm working on at the moment. I picked up two ETB Reivers boxes and also some spellcrow bits to salamanderify them. I wanted them to be really feral looking and different from the standard ones. I got the tabbards, cloaks and terminator shoulder pads for them to jazz them up. I got the headcrests that spellcrow do as freebies but they don't fit very well on the reivers so I left them off. Let me know what you think
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And some more spellcrow bits to change the dark vengeance librarian to a better chapter


Alright, alright lets move on to some chaos. I ended up going halfsies on another Dark Vengeance boxset(oopsies!) to get me some more cultists and now I'm up to 3 Helbrutes. My friend Eric took the dark angels and it made me think "huh, I still have those stupid bikes at home". I know some people wouldn't mind but I just could not use those ravenwing bikes as Salamanders the way they were(they're obviously ravenwing!) and I was thinking I needed some more fast attack for my chaos lads anyway. So when tidying up my bits box, I saved some bits and went at these guys! I'm pretty happy with them. They fit my alpha legion aesthetic quite well by not being overly demonic or "chaosy" and for me they're done other than a little green stuffing needed to close up the gaps between the heads and torso where changed.
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I also had some games where my I've taken a heavy bolter in my chosen squad to help mow down some extra dudes but my OCD was niggling all the way through the match as my havoc models don't have capes like my chosen SO HOW IS HE SUPPOSED TO BE IN A CHOSEN SQUAD!!! Unfortunately I got started making him to realise I'm all out of black ark corsair capes :( one of the lads has a spare one I think so he's checking at home or else it's off to ebay for me! Will be putting a chain around the seams on the bolter to hide them


I also finished my Black Legion Terminator Lord. I really like him. Looks really menacing and bitter. I've just noticed I have to put shoulder pads on him though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Okay you still with me? That's pretty much it. I've to keep working on my LoER entry as I haven't touched that and the deadline is looming. Looming I say! The last thing I did, which again arose from cleaning my bits box, was start a weird little dude which will be the beginning of an Iron Sleet style warband. I know I missed the invitational but I've always wanted to do something like this. A big inspiration for this is Ynneadwraith's Blog especially his Crows which is his entry for the Iron Sleet Inv. It's amazing go check it out.

The story behind my warband is they were all mutants cast out from civilization living underground and in rural isolation within tribes. They started their own villages but always living in fear of being found and executed, as such they were always on the move so they would not be found. This practice went on for centuries until one day someone noticed it had been years since they came across any new cast outs like themselves. Some went to investigate the towns of the imperium that cast them out only to find everyone had disappeared. There was no trace of a war, or famine or struggle. Humanity just no longer existed on this planet. My tribe came across a small military outpost consisting of a manufactorum and chapel dedicated to the machine god. From scouring over the images, texts and documents they became obsessed with not only the omnissiah but overcoming their imperfect mutations and ascending to a non-organic state. The tribal leaders underwent the most extreme cybernetic augmentations, with the lower ranking classes not being entitled to robotic augments. The lower classes, were however, subjected to surgical procedures to remove their mutations and to graft their limbs, and bodies into more pleasing human like forms. That's the jist of it, needs to be fleshed out more but here's the first model, some type of warrior class dude who has earned his first mechanical augmentation:

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Keep up the good work boundless! I'm starting to worry about the LoER comp too.... still so much to do.
I really like the tabbards on your salamanders. The dragon head on the librarian's breastplate looks great, really changes the feel of the character effectively. That last guy of yours with the robo-arm is creepy (in a good way), I'd probably make him a cultist aspiring champion, leading the others.

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Cheers Syro! You've got much more than me done on the LoER comp so don't worry, pray for me though

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Heh heh, Will do
This is only the second comp I've been a part of, and I'm starting to see why so many people didn't manage to finish in past ones. Best of luck with yours

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Well something there's nothing you can do to stop yourself collecting another army. I somehow got convinced(wasn't very hard) to start a Death Guard army. I already had enough plague marines and somehow had converted a Lord of Contagion before I knew they existed so the only logical thing to do was finally get around to getting Dark Imperium. I went halfsies with Eric from work, who is taking the loyalist scum, so expect to get that next week. Since deciding on the DG I started converting the second batch of Dark Vengeance chosen into Plague Marines and the likes. They still need some green stuffing so pics will come later. I also recently played a game with 750 points of Death Guard(Who knew you could collect that many points of an army by accident(says the man who has over 1500 points of Salamanders by accident!)) and I really really like how they play on the board. Friends are always giving out how horribly lucky I am in life and that translates directly to making ridiculous amounts of disgustingly resilient saves. Plague Marines are tough!

Anyway! Before the rest of the army comes I decided to use my old super thicc plague marines as tests for my paint scheme. They've got that nice open pose and not too much detail so I can really see what it will look like. I'm pretty happy with it but I need to grab another few paints on the weekend. Straken Green being the main one for highlighting the Castellan Green. I had planned on doing 3 tests for agrax, nuln oil and antonian camoshade but I like how the agrax one came out so much I'm not sure now! Anyway, here's what I have, CC very appreciated:


Other than that I finished off all the bulk heads from Necromunda. I'm quite impressed with how they came out but I just followed Saint Duncan's video on youtube and the rest is all in the wrist!

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm looking forward to seeing your conversion work on the dark vengeance chosen. I'm not great at CC, but my one thought is that I wonder if the gold trim should be so shiny? I like the looks of what you did with that old school plague marine.

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

It's not as shiny in real life but I think you're right that it could be dirtier. Maybe I'll add some rust of it to see what its like? In any case these 5 old school plague marines will be my tests so I'll definitely do one with a heavily rusted gold and if there's anything else just fire it this way.

I picked up the extra paints I needed to finish this lad off so will crack on with that today once my hangover subsides a bit


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And test model is done! I didn't fully edge highlight him, just the chest and feet to get a feel for it but I like it! Aiming to get at least two more marines done, one washed with anthonian camoshade and another with nuln oil, to see which I like best before my new Death Guard comes this week!

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Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Heeellllloooooo everyone! It's been a while since I posted but real life is hectic and priorities have shifted to other things. For those that care my band won the first round of the battle of the bands so at least the time invested is working out On to the semi finals! I haven't been completely devoid of hobby time, just haven't had time to do any conversions as of late and also have to shelve the painting just while I was getting into it. I have, on the other hand, bought copious amounts of new plastic men. I've also been playing games with the guys in work nigh on every week. For some reason I cannot win against Tyranids, hence the buying of more plastic men The latest I have done is cleared and sorted out all my armies so I thought I'd post my shame piles here. It's a lot of unpainted plastic but slowly but surely I plan to get through this

First up my Tau army. It's funny because this was the army I started collecting when getting back into the hobby and it's just fallen by the wayside. Someday fish-goats, some day...


Next up my accidentally collected space marine army, which is also the most painted, which generally annoys me I started to get them in second hand bundles as they always came with something, pretty much all of them bar the reivers are from some form of starter set, and started painting these to practice and not ruin my "actual" armies with band paint jobs. Funny how things work out


Next up is my Alpha Legion army which started as a 7 man Shadow Wars squad. Their ranks have swollen to quite the formidable size. It's actually missing another Helbrute as well and the line of dudes at the front is my lords project where I want a HQ from each traitor legion. I only have the Iron Warriors one left to do, just need more bits. The death guard lord has found a new home


And the newest army is my Death Guard, or as I like to call them, my Durth Gerd!!!! I've always liked nurgle and the death guard since getting into the hobby so it was only a matter of time with those amazing new models out before I happened upon them. I've got quite a bit already but not enough choice at the moment. I have the DG DI part twice and Know No Fear, and last week I picked up some Blightlord Terminators and a Blight Hauler. The bottom pic is mostly in progress stuff and some old school models. I plan on converting the Dark Vengeance chosen and helbrute to be more nurgley as they're pretty gribbly already, just need some pus and sores. There's some stuff not built from the second DI half as well, I plan on converting some of the elite choices and some CC focused plague marines as well messing about with one of the lords of contagion



Thanks for stopping by!

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Congratulations on the battle of the bands! Also that's a nice collection of guys you got there, painting them is going to keep you busy for a long time. (I have so much to paint too ) Have you planned out which you want to start with?

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Cheers Syro! Yeah when they're all out in front like that it really is a lot! I'm gonna keep cracking on with the death guard. I've based the poxwalkers in white to try the wash only technique I've seen around on them so might crack on with them and assembly line them

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Cool, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with your Death Guard

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Lets hope I do them justice! Work space is a mess at the moment, bits everywhere. I collected the order of bases from GW today(and maybe bought something I shouldn't have) so I'm going to hopefully finish the conversions and building this week, followed by a lot of greenstuff tentacles next weekend

Also, the start of my LoER entry, which I actually aim to finish this time!


I sprayed one egg as I didn't believe the internet when they said spray paints melt styrofoam but alas I was wrong. Although I did find out it's only the solvent from the nozzle that actually causes the melting so with the correct technique you can create "controlled melting", the closer the nozzle when you spray the more the foam will melt. With a distance of around 30cm there's no real noticeable melting at all. The slightly puckered and rough look is actually what I'm going for so hopefully I can keep the rest intact and get something good out of this. I had these eggs for ages with an idea of what to do but today in the art shop I seen the big cardboard egg which overwhelmed me with pure inspiration. Lets hope it turns out as well as it looks in my head

Oooohwweee!

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

What's Mr. Poopybutthole doing in your egg?
I'm glad to hear you're joining the terrain comp. Should I put you on the list of participants?

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Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Interesting start. One slapdash coat of brushed on paint will protect the foam enough to spray to your hearts content. Though as you say the texture you get and the hardening of the surface from spraying can be useful.

Looking forward to progress.



 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

cheers guys, and thanks for the tip Cam. Ran out of time last night so I'll try get them based this week. Started building other things, I've the attention span of a gold fish

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Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Okay I've been held up loads with weather and real life but I've been cracking ahead this week. Finally got back to doing some greenstuffing again and I think its definitely better. Been going slower with it and remembering to lube up(heh heh), it makes such a difference!

First off LoER entry is taking shape. Tomorrow when everything is dry I've to make the base, get all the eggs down then base it and paint on the weekend. Simples, what could go wrong?
Filled with milliput, super glued some sprue in the back for a scaffold it could stick to(extra points for sprue right?):


And covered tonight with greenstuff to make it smoother(I've smoothed it out a bit since the pic as well):


And on to the Durth Gerd!!! I only did these because I made way too much greenstuff for the egg so waste not, want not!
Standard bolter dude from DV converted to have a flail of corruption:


Belly might be a bit big looking at it now but screw it, they're bloated! Plague champion with power fist and plasma gun:


Converted power claw guy turned into icon of despair bearer. Needs some more gribbles on him, not done yet:


Aaaaaand the lord with a big belly, intestines hanging out, a tentacle around the top of the sword and you can just make out a rotting nurgle sign on the cape:

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I love your nid busting out of the egg, it looks great. No actual extra points for sprue this time around, sorry. But it should still impress everyone. The plague marine conversions are looking good too, I really need to get around to making some. I'm digging the flail of corruption dude as well.

   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Excellent sculpting bud, that bug is awesome.



 
   
Made in us
Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon







I have to agree the bug coming out of the egg is superb. Nice job.

   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Thanks gents! I'll be keeping on top of it tonight as well.

As for paintjobs, I was thinking this might be a good project to base white and just use the GW washes to get the colour. What do people think?

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

So I've been extremely busy lately so not much done on the painting or converting front but managed to squeeze in a bit of buying stuff We got our yearly bonus in work so the warden allowed me to make some purchases as I've relatively good as of late:


Literally the instant after I ordered the above presents I perused the local buy and sell site and found the mother of all tau job lots! For a measly 60 blips I got all the below, some will need quite a bit of stripping but that's fine as I plan to convert most of the crisis suits anyway so they'll be getting the chop.


Bits bag contents


Weird way of sticking it together, I think it's the yellow part from greenstuff? Was very annoying to remove


So that's 1 riptide, 6 stealth suits, 6 crisis suits, 15 firewarriors, 1 devil fish, 3 sniper drones and a cadre fireblade. The last two not even being listed in the ad, they were just loose in the bits bag. I've also got my first match in nearly a month tomorrow so I'll be hamming it up again for the foreseeable future

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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

Wow, that's quite a haul!

   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic haul, nice new shinys and the Tau job lot are a brilliant find. How do you strip models may I ask? I use Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing Alcohol) or Methylated Spirits , both work really fast, but require you scrub the models rather than just soak and rinse.



 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

I've just used dettol before but haven't liked it that much, I find it too messy. I'm going to try the methylated spirits way see how that goes

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Made in ch
Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

I find brake fluid strips paint really well, and àt least for me it is fairly easy to get hold of and dispose of in a waste oil recycling place, however I've been using the same jar of oil for years !

Cool Tau haul, look forward to seeing your conversion ideas as my son has just start with Tau !

   
Made in gb
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

I use a toothbrush and elbow grease with the Meth and works fast.



 
   
Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

I've went for the meth in the end as from looking around brake fluid looks a bit messier, and don't think the warden would allow a pot of brake fluid hanging around the apartment We'll see how the meth goes

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Made in ie
Sureshot Kroot Hunter





Ireland

Sooooo after purchasing the methylathed spirits it jogged my brain on something I've left stewing for quite some time!



Thats a big nasty box of bits soaking in dettol for a good 2 months good thing it was dettol, plastic seemed fine and the paint came right off most of the dudes. Bloody stinks though! This was from a big ebay job lot containing loads and loads of stuff



Which contained these choice pieces! Looks like the guy tried to make Gor Half-Horn, which I think looks great, so I'm looking forward to finishing him. I'm slapping that metal sword on a lieutenant at the moment, and those look like some very old terminator arms!



I also had my first game in a long time(life eh?). Decided to bring the Salamanders out and try the aggressors I just purchased. Aggressors are amazing! Stealth suits in cover are extremely annoying, be annoyed no more! They move very quickly, since they'll be advancing all the time, and using the salamanders strat Flamecraft they do some serious wounds. Plus, those fists! I won 10ish VC to the Tau's 3. Need to play some more but also fighting my friend Eliotts fully painted army fills me with envy for my lazy not-painting :(


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Made in us
Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





USA

I'm glad you finally got a game in. It looks like fun, I enjoy seeing a set up table like that with armies fighting over it

   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Love that guy with the Kroot arm and chaos warrior head. Just the right amount of wrong in the proportions!
   
 
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