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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

graven - Cheers! Deserts, scavengers, crashed ships, odd junk.....sounds great.


dog - Good to see you bud, thanks for popping in! Many thanks for all the kind words, glad it all moved you to comment this time round - life gets busy, so no worries on lack of previous comments, we all do that at some point. I'm not so sure my GS work is that good - just that Nurgle gives you plenty of room to manoeuvre in


Theo - I'll take that Don't think he'll be actually from Necromunda itself, but I reckon that's certainly the right sort of environment. I'm actually thinking of doing a few guys, sort of a trade caravan. Just something a bit different.


So pretty sure this is the final setup (although I spot one missing pack)




























Switched my idea of leather reins for a chain, but think that may swap back. Originally the seat was still visible, not so covered in packs, but as I went for a more overloaded look I decided to make it not a mount and just a mulw. But I think straps may still be better than a chain.
I played a bit with various bits around the 'head' but none of them really worked, likewise with various doodads coming out of the neck hole. I'd still like a small speaker somewhere, that was going to go on the left hand riser, complementing the aerial (which will probably hold a banner) on the right, but adding the shotgun got in the way. It's possible I may lose the spade, and switch the shotgun there to enable the speaker, but that didn't look so good to me. Maybe I'll stick with a couple of armed guards escorting the caravan if I go that way, but it just feels he's have some sort of armament stashed - nomadic waste traders feel like a likely target, so defence is a necessity.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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UK

Although I like the chain it gives off a slight captive vibe, switching back to the strap idea might be better giving it more a companion feel. Also have you considered moving the shotgun to a holster strapped to the mules leg ? I just feel being a travelling trader he would want some protection to hand pretty quickly, having it stashed high on top of the mule seems a little inhibiting to his needs.

This is going to be awesome once finished and I get the whole feel of the vignette already, I do understand your wanting to add some guards as protection but I think it would take some of the atmosphere you have created, adding more people would remove that sense of the emptiness and loneliness you get from this, it’s kind of like the mule is not only his transportation for goods but almost a pet offering a form of companionship and comfort.

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

I have no doubt the chain and strap will switch several times before all is said and done At present my feeling is the chain will get relegated to a purely trade item, wrapped at the back where I previously had another pack, with a worn strap/rein affair to lead by.

Shotgun has been holstered and open, a shptgun, a jezzail, a lasting and a rifle based on the mechanicus weapons, and has been on the leg, on the neck, low at back, high at back, and it's present position Leg and neck looked better when I still had the seat visible, but neither really worked for me. At present it's not far over his head, easily reachabke, and societies mag-locked or will get an open bracket, so is in the hand pretty rapidly, probably faster than from a holster. And although I think it's sensible to be armed in his business, I don't see him as a hardened warrior type, it's just a sensible precaution, it needs to be accessible but not placed to get every edge of can in a situation.

Guards wouldn't be on this base anyway, that's just an idea for expanding this out - trade caravans, nomad scavengers, barter towns and shanty-villes, junkyard robots and muscle-for-hire, all sweating and dying in the dust-laden heat far from the God-emperor's gaze...


Primed them borh, but that's not an exciting pic, so we'll leave that.

Have made a start on IInquisitor Isabella Dominique and her tracking servitor for the first of this year's painting challenges from Paradigm https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/769184.page#10291431
Figured entering these this year might get me a few finished pieces



cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Man, these guys are great! Absolutely love the servitor.
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Well, that's hella creepy

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Agreed - the dude going for a stroll with his... ...pack thing.. IS really creepy. What really makes it for me is his pose, he really looks like he could be, IDK, twirling a cane as he goes?
   
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God I love your insanity, makes me feel at home....just with a better paint job .

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Executing Exarch





London, UK

The servitor is definitely a favourite, very grim dark and suitably tentacley!

Really like the trader and his mule, I'm a fan of the chain as you could add some rust to it but the strap might be better! I also like the idea of the mule being overloaded, it adds some emphasis that he's a trader.

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

youwashock - Thanks a lot, let's hope I actually finish these guys


graven - Excellent!


kestral - aww, what's creepy about a harmless masked and hooded trader with his mechanical mule that has chitinous biological legs? Cane-twirling is reserved for the Cirque de Terreur, which almost came out for this round of the painting challengw, except I couldn't find a suitable partner for him.....


Theo - Servo-skulls and Pimp-canes, a popular niche magazine in the underhive.... I'm not sure how you decide I give a better paint job as I never finish anything


TH - Many thanks. Yeah, the mule started out much less overloaded, with a seat/saddle still visible, but he wasn't fully defined as a trader at that point, just a nomadic type. Once I decided he was a trader the load piled up



More weekend working, so no progress on anything, but had a bit of fun playing with some drone ideas.







A little flying helper....I was thinking more jets or turbines than props, so might still put something together for this idea






Whilst contemplating a rotor affair I only wondered about a biological type rotor. Like the idea, but not sure it's right for this little guy.








A little spider-bot action, possibly needs a little camera (or eye) on an arm coming up, possibly in place of the more complex pincer.








Scuttle-bot, scuttle-bot, how I love to watch you scuttle, not.
In a shock turn for me, I'm not sure I'm happy with the tentacles. I think it seemed creepier without them, but I also felt it needed something else. I need to do a bit more on the 'chassis', so I'll leave them for now and see how I feel.


Scuttle-bot is the only one with glue, the others are more along the lines of plastic sketches for potential work later.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

 monkeytroll wrote:
Whilst contemplating a rotor affair I only wondered about a biological type rotor. Like the idea, but not sure it's right for this little guy.
Seems a bit big for him. But, if you were to raise him up and put some servo-hauler type arms/grips/pincers underneath for hauling heavy loads....

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good work and ideas.

Yeah, rotary bits in biology tend to be smaller. Like impellers and there's that long tail that rotates on a bacterium (looks like a "normal" tail, but actually rotates).

But you could think of them as an insects legs; 2 sets of 3 wings flapping.

Or, y'know, tyranid nature copying helicopters. [/handwaving]

I like the little crawling ball things.

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Scuttlebot is genius.
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

FYI, I have a set of three Steel Legion missile teams I'm never going to use.

--Brian


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Houston, TX

This blog is amazing. I especially like the guy leading the beast of burden. So much flavor in that model. Superb job.

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6 foot underwater

Good day all, another return from another hiatus...

I won't bother with all the personal stuff over the last year and a bit, but suffice to say I'm in a relatively good lace at the moment, so let's see how this return goes


I joined the Dakka painting challenge - seemed auspicious as the 12 month roll-out starts now. Hoping that it might spur me on a bit to finish some actual painting - we all know that's not my strong point.

So I pulled out an old terminator I never started, and realised that he actually fit in better with the nurgle guys - so that's where he's going:




Hit a slight snag when I attempted to start the layering - I discovered I can no longer focus properly at that distance on that scale. Eye test and new specs here I come. Also ordered some rechargable desk lamps to put around me - extra lighting never hurt.











Looks absolutely horrible, but I don't want to can it at the first hurdle, so the plan is to go with plenty of washes to try and cover the mess and then try some final edge highlights - hoping I can pull them off with the edge of the brush to help fight the lack of focus


Also been putting together some mounts for a nurgly little squad - possibly the maleficent seven..


















Looking at the pics I can see various signs that I obviously wasn't focused properly - fingerprints in the putty and mould lines in particular

Also, I started putting paint down but these weren't actually finished - seems it's not just my eyes that are lacking focus I'll probably hold off any further paint until the riders are built, then I can check i I want to go back and add he extras to the mounts...



Not forgetting some of the older stuff, I did a little bit to the nurgle guard...











And a bonus gribbly thing.....






Hopefully see you soon...

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Perth, Australia

Welcome back! Good luck with the Dakka Painting Challenge.

   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Welcome back, things are looking good!

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Papa Bless! Need any bits? Looking ace, love the gribbly. And do I spy a Cryx thrall in there?

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Good to see you back.
Good work on the things. Keep at it.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Wisconsin

Just took a look through your plog, excellent stuff here. All those conversions are very cool!
   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Welcome back monkeytroll! It's good to see you back. I like the originality and uniqueness of the nurgle mounts.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

Welcome back Monkey! Getting into the full swing of things already!

That bonus gribbly thing is absolutely horrid. Straight out of Dead Space, it looks.

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Hobby Blog - Currently lots of stuff
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6 foot underwater

Arakasi - Thanks, good to be pushing the creative juices back in a 3D fashion. Don't hold much hope of doing a good job with the painting challenge, but will focus on getting it finished - that's always a bonus where I'm concerned

Brian - Thank you!

graven - Always did like those thralls, lots of potential I really need to rationalise my bits, far too much stuff that will never get used (even if it turns out home quarantine is all the future holds), so I'll decline bits for now. I also have a nasty feeling I was supposed to be sending you various bases and bits before I disappeared last time.....

Doc - Good to be back. Let's see if I can stay a while this time

Yorkright - Thanks a lot man!

Syro - Thanks. The mounts were something I started just to see if it pushed me back into modelling, and it seems to have worked, so although I'm not happy with various aspexts, I"m happy in that respect

Snrub - Well, trying to at least


So, although I should be focusing on getting that termie done for the dakka painting challenge I don't have much to show on him. A few washes to try and even out the horrible layering attempt, not worth showing. I did get myself a magnifying headset after reading a few bits on dakka, so see how that helps my poor eyesight. Try and do a full test tomorrow.

What I did do was finish the maleficent seven riders and start on their base colours....


























Plenty to do, and a big challenge will be making the flesh tones distinct between rider and mount, as I used the same base tones without thinking


Thanks for popping in, stay safe in these interesting times.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Honestly they'll be more creepy if their not distinct as if they're gradually blending together into one creature.....

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Monstrously Massive Big Mutant





France

Woooow those riders are insanely good, keep it up !

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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

Gods, that is filthy. Love all its Papa lovin glory!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Houston, TX

I really love the tentacle legs for a few of those maleficent seven. It really gives them a great gribbly feel along with the sickly paint scheme. The riders have a good variety as well, with some nasty looking weapons, great and mutations. Very, very interesting project here.

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Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
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6 foot underwater

Llama - Yeah, I get what you're saying. I always liked the fluff around chaos bikers melding with their bikes and I have a few ideas that revolve around similar themes, but I wanted these guys to be different, they are definitely separate entities from their mounts (although one is reaching inside to control it )

Kernel - Thanks, I'll try

graven - Glad you approve.

The Riddle of Steel - Many thanks. I'm all for tentacles, variety and tentacles



So, almost done with the termie for the dakka painting comp :





There's a couple of washes needed in certain places, a couple of bits that really need a tidy up (especially the verdigris), and then maybe some weathering powders. The finish off the base - which is fairly basic, just needs the little pool filling with ickyness.

Obviously I can see loads wrong with it, but at normal viewing distance I'm happy with it. Never really recovered from the mess I initially made, but hey-ho

The magnifying headset I picked up is doing wonders though - really happy I got those, and the extra lights.


A little progress on some of the riders:









And started basing the 2 beasts of nurgle - meaning they're almost done too




May Papa's blessings only touch your models...

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Those are some pretty creative conversions monkeytroll.

Cheers,

CB


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Wisconsin

I really like these poxwalker conversions, the powerfist fella is my favorite.
   
 
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