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Made in us
Ground Crew





WA

Thanks again, everyone!

Got the cruiser painted.
The gothic-looking dorsal piece is an Armorcast Chapel Wall piece. I have a cache of them from way back, finally putting them to use...






Also, a quick shot from our last game, the Explorator had to patch up some Plasma leaks in the Canterbury's engine room during a particularly rough warp.


Up next, some Eldar ruins.
Until then, safe travels...

=I=

   
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Ironhands.com,

Fantastic stuff.

Cheers,

CB

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Pious Palatine






The painted ship looks amazing. Top work.

EDC
   
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USA

Gorgeous ivory color - going to scan old posts for the recipe in case you shared it already. if not would you mind? Great looking model!!!

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Looks fantastic! Really nicely done, and I love the whole Rogue Trader idea as a bit of a foil to the 'only war' feel of 40k...

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
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WA

Thanks folks!

TerrainWalker: Yes, the Ivory color.

First I spray with grey primer to subdue the colors of the materials- otherwise they tend to bleed through the white primer I put on next. If you spray mostly from the top with white, you even get a bit of free shading.

Then I mix up a light brown acrylic craft paint, with just a bit of water, and using a small house painting brush, I jam paint into all the crevices.

Then with paper towels, I dab off the excess paint from all the raised areas, leaving the model mostly white but tinted with just a hint of brown. You can get a similar result to a wash, but acrylic washes tend to bead up if you don't use a surface breaker (like dish soap). Ink washes dry too glossy for my liking.

I love enamel washes, as the paint thinner has lower surface tension, but they take forever to try, and the thinner EATS AWAY at your primer the whole time, where the acrylics do nothing to the primer, so you can be pretty rough with the application and damping.

Next I use a dark brown enamel wash, but just in the crevices I want to emphasize (between sections, in panel lines, etc). I also paint anything I want to be dark metallic with a dark brown enamel coat (like the engines). Then, I use a bronze enamel (you can mix steel and brass) to drybrush the dark brown metal parts.

Just a few detail colors can be applied to finish the model, like the gold, white, and red details I added. I use flat enamels, as they coat well, and have just a bit more gloss than acrylics, which can get chalky when dry.

Hope that helps! I'll try to take some progress shots next time I paint a ship this way. I actually used a similar technique to paint some Kroot (pics coming soon). The "jam-and-wipe" method is great for getting color onto something quickly, which is what I need when preparing lots of models for a campaign in progress



Ynneadwraith: YES, exactly why we ended up with Rogue Trader. I considered Dark Heresy and Deathwatch (even picked up books for 'em), and have run many many campaigns in the 40K setting before (Imperial Agents, Space Marines, Necromunda, even Chaos). But Rogue Trader is wonderfully liberating, by being set _against_ a galaxy of war instead of being about it. Plus, you get to be almost villainous, what with raiding alien worlds and making your own rules. We're having a grand time, with loads more adventures ahead. I think this one's a winner.

=I=

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Wonderful, thanks!

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WA

Greetings fellow travelers,

In the rush to get stuff done for our last game, I forgot to take WIP photos, and did a bit of a rush job on the paint, but here's the Eldar terrain I managed to bash out in a couple days.


Next, some hastily painted Kroot Mercenaries for the rival Rogue Trader Charlabelle Armelan...


Finally, a shot of all the scratch built ships so far, to give a sense of scale.


May the Emperor's blessing be upon you this Holiday season...

=I=
   
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These are amazing, proper old-school scratchbuilding. The last picture shows the ships' sizes relative to each other, but just how big are they? From some of the bits that I recognise, the big white one could easily be a foot long.

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Love the Eldar terrain what bits and pieces did you use for that?

Also, the shot of your flotilla is magnificent

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
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Wow, great stuff in here....subscribed.

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Sir Ramirez

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This blog continues to amaze me. Cracking stuff

Bye bye Dakkadakka, happy hobbying! I really enjoyed my time on here. Opinions were always my own :-) 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Arlington, va

Love that Eldar terrain, how was it made?

 
   
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drinking tea in the snow

Eldar terrain! So neat, and so different in style from what I've seen before. I like that the towers look both futuristic and medieval, with their design

realism is a lie
 
   
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WA

Thanks all! I'll try to post some how-to pics for the Eldar terrain at some point.

It's been a busy winter, long travels and turbulent warp storms, but we're back in action...

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ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE CAPTURE OR DESTRUCTION OF THIS VESSEL WILL BE REWARDED



=I=
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

That is amazing and Eldar stuff is the hardest to do.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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You should have a chat with this fellow over at Warseer.

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Sexy that is

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WA

We're now on a planet with terrible storms, so instead of crashing our shuttle trying to get anywhere (woops, already did that), we're resorting to the time-honored tradition of DRIVING. Taurox conversion in process:




Orks have already been encountered on this hostile world, so expect some vehicular mayhem in the near future!

=I=
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Arlington, va

Very cool, the extended back makes the Taurox look less Chibi and the wheels are always an improvement. Which wheels did you use? They look like the ones from Blood and Skulls, I have 2 sets waiting to be used.

 
   
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drinking tea in the snow

Very nice though on a planet with orks and storms i gotta feel sorry for the people riding in back...

realism is a lie
 
   
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Arlington, va

There's a tarp, they'll be fine.

hell by Imperial standards they don't even deserve the tarp.

 
   
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WA

Haha yeah, tarps are more than they deserve, right?

Shots of the completed truck, and some armsmen crew for scale. I wanted a military color, but I also wanted a thematic match with the blue color of the Canterbury (the PC's light cruiser), so I compromised on a blue-grey. And lots of weathering, of course.




We also had our second game on the Ork-infested planet Dross. The PCs shuttle was destroyed (and unlikely to escape the storm-wracked planet anyway), so they had to infiltrate an Ork fort and hitch a ride on the Hulk Rokkit the Orks were building. They even had to scour resources from all the wrecks on the planet and sneakily deliver them to the massive ork army to speed up the build process. Here's shots of them encountering the Fort, ambushing an Ork Trukk, and sneaking into the fort with the Ork Trukk, with the Hulk Rokkit in the background.




They made it back into space, but now the hard part: how do they get back onto their own ship, without the Orks discovering? The Orks might solve the problem by attempting to board the PC's ship, of course...

=I=


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You should have a chat with this fellow over at Warseer.


Forgot to mention, thanks for this post- that stuff is amazing! I dare not attempt that level of scratchbuild, I'd never get more than one ship done...

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drinking tea in the snow

Man that looks like a lot of fun. i hope they make it!

(or i hope the orks make it, either way seems like it would lead to even more *fun*, so)

realism is a lie
 
   
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WA

So this happened:



The Ork Rokkit targeted the Cruiser Canterbury, and impacted with a horrendous tearing crash. Orks stormed in through the breach, but the PCs at least found their way back to their ship...



Only by clearing the ruptured decks and venting them to space could the PCs rid themselves of the majority of the invading greenskins, and with enough concentrated firepower, managed to blow the drill ship in two...



=I=
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Beautiful

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in us
[MOD]
Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Arlington, va

Fantastic, a standard for all of us to aspire to.

 
   
Made in us
Courageous Questing Knight





drinking tea in the snow

That's just amazing!

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
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WA

Big thanks to all of you for your kind words and inspiration... We've wrapped up the current campaign, but here's a couple more pics for you before we go!


The most powerful rival Rogue Trader equips his troops with armored void suits! I got some of the Forge World Solar Auxilia models to use as gothic Void Suit troops.



Here's a shot of the final conflict on an Eldar Maiden World- a 4 way battle between the PC Rogue Trader crew, their Rogue Trader allies (with mercenary Tau), armored Void Suit troops of a third, powerful Rogue Trader, and of course, the Eldar themselves come to protect their world. The PCs managed to escape with their lives, and some loot- but only just!

Thanks again for watching, and happy modeling and gaming endeavors to you all!

-Sean "Ironhanded" Patten

   
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Pious Palatine






Nice! The Maiden World is looking pretty cool.

EDC
   
 
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