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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

They are looking good .

But why would we want them to protect their junk, they are abhumans and we don’t need them to breed.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut





 Theophony wrote:
They are looking good .

But why would we want them to protect their junk, they are abhumans and we don’t need them to breed.

Being able to breed is why they are tolerated as abhumans and not mutants
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Solid work on the grunts, way to keep plugging on them. Really fine looking Guardsmen

Ogryn are fun, good use of the smart new kit. Still looking forward to you dropping those Caiman on us

KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
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Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Caiman are still on the backburner as I can't consistently get a small print to come out properly, so risking a really long print for the turrets is not happening yet. I suspect that the new screen might not be *quite* the same as the old one and I may need to up the exposure time a bit for the bottom layers as things are just peeling off the build plate into the vat. More experimentation tomorrow...

meanwhile, I started to build three standard Ogryn servitors as well



This leaves me enough bits to do 3 more Ogryn specifically for Necromunda.

Speaking of which, I caved and bought the Necromunda computer game. The terrain is absolutely glorious and is giving me loads of ideas of things to build. When it works, the game is good fun... if a little slow with all the waiting between moves and having to watch every enemy bumble about with terrible AI, or the threat of inducing an epileptic fit as the AI's camera gets stuck on some furniture and strobes like mad. But... this afternoon I've had the game crash out on me twice, just as it was ending some very successful raids on the AI gang bases. If you're tempted... hold off until they fix some of the crashing issues. If they can sort that and the camera glitches it'll be a really fun game. Right now it is just plain frustrating to spend an hour playing a mission, only to have it crash out or freeze and registering that as you forfeiting the match, losing all XP and goodies :/

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Tallarn came out great - and those Ogryn look great before (GW) and after (you) modification.

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

I do like the new Necromunda Ogryn kit. It's just a shame that it is fairly sparse on options, not really covering all the options available to them in-game. This seems to be an effect of the kit being designed as the ogryn servitor where it covers the options perfectly, and then someone coming along and making up a new gang to fill some book space.

There has been some progress on the Caiman too, just for Boss Savage

A few days back I tried printing two turrets and this happened. Both were on the same build plate, so for one to fail like that seems... odd as it was the same model duplicated



After talking to the guy who made it, he thinks it may be that my new screen isn't as bright as the original, so I've had to up the exposure to try and compensate. I'm not sure if that's working or not yet as the cannons printed without issue, but a new Caiman front has also had tearing issues. I suspect a new FEP is needed as well.

Turret 1 has been upgraded with some bags and iconography and can be undercoated later



The failed turret seems to still be the same shape as the correct one, just missing some parts.. so I've cleaned it up a bit around the damage and am attempting to fix it with some greenstuff. It'll be missing some elements, but this can be covered with sandbags or made to look like the turret has had a field repair after taking a direct, but non-destructuve, hit from a carnifex



And one constructed body has gone off for an undercoat... so I may actually be able to paint up a Caiman for the Long War theme instead of the King in Yellow.






   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I was wondering how your Long War entry was going

   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Well.. it's a Long War to finish something at the moment, especially when I got sidetracked with the Arkham Horror lcg, which is fantastic.

Gah! 8 hours of printing another Caiman hull front and this one is warped as well. Not as bad as previous attempts, but there are still huge numbers of struts weirdly cut off, so the top has warped into an unusable position. Think I'll try supporting my own and up the exposure even more to try tonight. Very frustrating! I kinda wish I had an Ender for these as constructing the whole tank in Blender and printing as one object at a stupidly high resolution would probably be significantly quicker than using my printer given all the failures :/

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Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Bless you, Endt That one turret looks great, and the rent in the other is rather mysterious Waiting for the prime with baited breath ... and ignoring my own printing problems for the moment (virtually everything I print has a Z-axis failure in it or drops off the plate thanks to my bad support settings, which I've recently revised. As for the Z, I need to finally disassemble and lube the thing ).

Anyway, thanks for the update, commiserations on the printer issues.

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KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
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Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

If everything is dropping off the build plate, then you need to up the curing time for the bottom layers. If it is being torn off the struts, leaving those on the build plate and the rest in the vat... then that's more struts needed. Apparently tears in the model like that are too low an exposure in the rest of the model, but I'm not convinced by that as it seems to only impact things on one side of the build plate (which is properly levelled and secure). The FEP is undamaged, but I'm going to try and replace it again over the weekend to see if that makes any difference

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Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

When I do my own supports, I often have the print tear off the supports - but I recently went back to light supports, so that checks out. I've since reupped all my settings and gone back to majority medium, with heavy for anchoring. It's vaguely working.

I honestly wonder if I'm having leveling issues as well, as I'll often have a joint shift over in a print, like the toes on an upscaled ogre recently that shifted sideways but are otherwise complete, or the elbow on a spawn thing this week. In addition to supports failing (including presupports!) and causing that weird flat printing thing. I've been hesitant to address the Z-axis, but given how many presupports I have that fail I'm back to considering it.

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KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Ogres are looking great

Don’t know what to say on the prints (I’m sticking with FDM), you could always toss a cameo tarp/netting over the top of it, or have laser battle damage. I’ve been watching car shows on Netflix while printing/painting, so I just think “grab some Bondo and send it to XXXX to paint it” .

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

The shifting certainly sounds like it could be a z axis shift; either that or the FEP is a little bit too sticky? I did find that putting a little bit of the axis grease on the fep (and buffing it off afterwards) helped reduce the sticking problem, which in turn fixed some of the shift issues I was seeing earlier in the year.




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 Theophony wrote:
Don’t know what to say on the prints (I’m sticking with FDM), you could always toss a cameo tarp/netting over the top of it, or have laser battle damage. I’ve been watching car shows on Netflix while printing/painting, so I just think “grab some Bondo and send it to XXXX to paint it” .




I've been making some sandbags to stack up over the turret to cover the worst of the damage, but some will purposefully be made to look like battle damage. I managed to greenstuff the hole closed. The top section is where I need to do some more coverup work. I may just stack loads of sandbags up there to cover it up... The side is intentionally a bit uneven as I'll try and paint that to look like a patch job somehow... maybe raw metal in places, especially around the side crater

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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

So, after months of faffing, fighting print failures and can't-be-botheredness I finally put paint to the first Caiman in the squadron!

This is just the base camo. Highlights, weathering and markings will come once this has had a chance to dry properly. For my reference, the colours are undercoat black, basecoat of Desert Tan primer and camo stripes of AK Spanish Green




   
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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Toronto, Canada

That is a brilliant start on the tank. Very desert rat like.
   
Made in be
Water-Caste Negotiator





Antwerp

That tank is coming together nicely. Great looking infantry as well.

'The whole art of war consists in getting at what is on the other side of the hill.' -- The Duke of Wellington

My hobby log: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770007.page 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

That tank is really come out great. I like the paint scheme.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice start on the tank.
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

The second Caiman is now ready for an undercoat as well. This one is made up of tracks and turret misprints. The turret has been fixed to look like it is battle damaged, but to cover up the track misprints I had to make some track guards. They need a little bit more fiddling before I put them up on Thingiverse, but they do the job




The hull sandbags come as one of the print options in the kit. The red ones are made from some clay and the small press molds that you can also print as part of the kit. It's very well thought out

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Made in ca
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Toronto, Canada

This one has so much character, I love it!
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Looks great , nice repair work on it.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Canny job on that patch job, way to make the most of some bad prints. The base coat on the first one look superb!

I also just realized that you used the shorter of the battle cannons, which I had flagged for vanquisher use. I think you're correct, the longer barrel (and maybe flash suppression too?) make sense for the longer 'more accurate' shot.

KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Between calls I decided to respray the tanks I kept when I sold off the last Guard army so they fitted more with the one. Very quick (and blurry) photo



The airbrush decided to start playing up and either not spraying, or spitting like mad... and just when you put a little it down to have a look, it starts flowing smoothly again. I really need to take it apart again and have another look as I can't find any blockages that would cause that.

Last night I started having a play with a Taurox stl that I found and "improving" the design a bit as I need some transportation and I don't like the Chimera design, especially for desert warfare

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Nice start on the tanks (now and before) and good save with the misprint.

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Yeah, the misprint looks pretty good with some paint on it. Once I add some weathering and make the welding repairs clearer, it should look like it is (sort of) meant to be like that... hopefully!

Oh, I may have also accidentally started to print a Punisher Russ as well now that I seem to have sorted the print failures with the longer exposure. Unfortunately the tracks went from a 7 hour print to an 11 hour print with the extended exposure necessary! This means that I can only do printing at night as I seem to be in endless calls at the moment and can't have the printer fan blaring away next to the jabra


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Oh, I forgot to post the Taurox WIP too. It's amazing what you can find on Thingiverse... I don't want a bulk standard Taurox prime, otherwise I'd just be buying the kit.

As mentioned, I want some non-chimera transportation for key units, so a few Primes are falled for. Unfortunately I can't stand the track units... or the fact that the hotshot volley guns are waaaaay back on the sides so some hacking and finding random bits on Thingiverse or in my downloads folder from various Patreons are progressing nicely. Combining the hotshots into the front sponson came after trying to mount them either side of the engine and realising that was just as dumb as putting them on the rear sides. The original intention was to do this with a heavy bolter or heavy flamer to make a Chimera alternative, but I think I'll stick with them being Primes with rotary cannon as the fast moving, lightly armoured approach to them fits with my vision of Tallarn raiders, especially whatever they use as Scions



The sloped back will eventually be full of stowage. I just need to work out if I'm going standard turret, or doing something to that too. In theory without the turret, this should fit on my printbed as one piece. If I can also sneak the turret into the print as a separate item, that'd be really cool to be able to churn out a pre assembled Taurox Prime each night

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Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

Caimain number 3 finished printing this morning, with some different mods.



On the left we have a command turret with gunner and commander made from mixing together a few different stls from Reptilian Overlords. On the right we have a demolisher turret with giant spotlight. I have no idea *why* it has a giant spotlight... it just does.

Currently the demolisher turret is a spare, but it allows me some choice in what gets fielded. I'll probably do the same for the other turret types for now rather than filling the house with tanks I'm most likely never going to play with

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Made in us
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

*fwoomp*

I really do love the RO demolisher turret most of all, Metal Slug vibes are particularly strong with that one. Hope the tanks are going well - in related news, finally bought the Caiman STLs this morning, will see if I can't crack the code on printing my own armored company. Please ignore the piles of Raygun Raptors I've been printing in the meantime

KOW BATREPS: BLOODFIRE
INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

For the demolisher turret I found preassembling it in blender made for a much easier print. Tanks are sort of on hold at the moment as my airbrush is playing up. I think I have reassembled it badly after cleaning as it just sprays constantly.... There is no control at all

   
Made in gb
Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

It has been a while since an update as I got sidetracked with other projects and work... still. Two of the tanks have now been finished!

This one used to belong to my old Guard army, but I loved the design too much to lose it when I sold off the old force, so it just got painted over and made into a desert scheme



The damaged Caiman has also been worked on, though after I posted it to the painting challenge I'm partaking in I noticed that I forgot to paint the baggage on it properly, so I need to go back and sort that at some point



I'm sort of dreading some of the upcoming painting queue as there's a 30 man conscript squad, 3 ogryn, 3 bulgryn and 6 heavy weapon teams (3 mortar, 3 lascannon). That's a lot of infantry that looks exactly the same to paint.

I really need to find some nice looking Scions to print for some better hitting power

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Very cool battle damage you did there.

~4000 build and painted 
   
 
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