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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

if you haven´t gone victoria minis already...then do it... but honestly...while mordians are cool...a deep inner voice should tell you it´s pith helmets you crave...

   
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I'm Irish, we have no fond memories of the British Empire. I'd love some Hussier heads but Vics only has Picklehems and the peaked caps will tie them to the rest of the regiment

 
   
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Berlin Germany

ups...sorry...didn´t knew the heritage thing...

   
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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
ups...sorry...didn´t knew the heritage thing...


No worries, just explaining my irrational bias against certain helmets for my toy soldiers

I got a mess of Praetorians on clearance years ago and promptly lopped off their heads and replaced them.

A buddy of mine painted them as Barbados police, I wish I'd thought of that.


 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Viktor von Domm wrote:
ups...sorry...didn´t knew the heritage thing...


No worries, just explaining my irrational bias against certain helmets for my toy soldiers

I got a mess of Praetorians on clearance years ago and promptly lopped off their heads and replaced them.

A buddy of mine painted them as Barbados police, I wish I'd thought of that.



I know that we are not our avatars....but I never pictured you as Irish .
Given the date, in no particular order.
1. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
2. Top of the morning to Ye!
3 Stay away from my sheep .

From a bloke who supposedly has a little Irish in him too.

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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 Theophony wrote:



I know that we are not our avatars....but I never pictured you as Irish .
Given the date, in no particular order.
1. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
2. Top of the morning to Ye!
3 Stay away from my sheep .

From a bloke who supposedly has a little Irish in him too.


My name is Legion for we are many...

I have to go to 1/4ths to list my heritiage, my kids 1/8s, but close enough for St Patricks Day.


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So long as I'm thinking aloud, and since my Fire Truck is almost done.



Plus


Plus



Should give me the Ambulance and Paramedic team I need to finish off the first responder look.

Now who makes 28mm Plague Doctor heads?

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Berlin Germany

er....if i am not mistaken...black cat miniatures?...i will have a look...


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not...dang...also not puppetwars...so i am out of ideas...

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Turns out Anvil does have some, just under an odd name. And only 2 of 7 have the crow head (tip of the hat to the 40k converter group on FB).

http://anvilindustry.co.uk/hooded-heads-masquerade?search=Hooded%20Masquerade%20Heads&fbclid=IwAR3hrjQQ-QJijhBRQr14vo5grksfW6QeFYKNNEzJTkF94ZxMU3bt95htrEo

But looking at the Delaque they all have gas masks on their coats so the crow mask would be silly, well sillier than even normal 40k.

So now I'm thinking turn 5 Delaque into a counts as Krieg Quartermaster (a grim dark medic) and 5 more into another Scion Squad. And a Taurox as their ambulence.

But that is down the road, much to do and paint first

 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

If those are the paramedics I’ll just take aspirin thanks .


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 de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

hmmm... these anvil heads are not doing it for me...hmmm...i own two plague docs from another company...can´t recall atm...
but what about some space marine corvus armor heads...or in short beaky heads? could they work or would they be too big in scale?

   
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Cairo, Egypt

I'm scrapping the Plague Doctor idea, I'd have to cut off the gas masks for them to fit and while it MIGHT work it probably won't and these are some really nice models.

But for now my focus has to be horses.

F'ing horses.

 
   
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Not sure if we discussed it here, or if I was passing the tip along to someone on another blog (the vagaries of age).

When I was doing Napoleonics, and had metric crap-tons of horses to do, a method I was taught that produced a fairly fast, easy and decent looking result was:

1) Thoroughly basecoat the horses white (dark grey if you want white horses, instead of various shades of brown)

2) Cover them completely with oil-based brown paint of a shade you want to consider your 'top' layer (burnt umber, umber, burnt sienna, others)

3) Let sit for a few minutes

4) Gently/lightly wipe off the excess paint- almost a very light buffing motion, with a clean soft cloth (t-shirt material works admirably). Rub more where you want lighter color, less where you want darker.

All the creases and low areas will automatically be darker. If you end up with the barrel of the horse too light, just dab some paint back on and wipe some off again. All that is left is to detail the faces as much (or little) as you want, paint the hooves and the saddle furniture and add the odd blaze, star or roaning as you want. I've actually been able to achieve a decent Appaloosa leopard pattern look on a white and grey horse by doing a general wipe over the hindquarters and then using a Q-tip to 'rub' in small spots where I wanted the white undercoating to show through.

I could knock out a regiment of horses in an evening and still have time to paint something else (20-30 horses).

There are probably other methods that are easier, faster, cleaner and that don't involve oil-based paint, though.

Good luck!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Not where I should be

Sounds viable and about as good a method as any I know.




 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Wargames Foundry has a few.

"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
 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

I drink too much Diet Coke



But I'll save a fortune on GW pipes...


 
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I have linty of caps similar to those, I use them for storage/shipping containers, never thought of them as pipes before .

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 de
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Berlin Germany

i see moonwheels...

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Ignore this, just a shopping list for my BFG Orks (by way of Dystopian wars)

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/54968-diogenes-frigate

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/56753-khopesh-corvette

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/55502-plutarch-destroyer

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/56754-pedjet-heavy-frigate

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/54969-thales-corvette

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/55719-yurgi-destroyer

https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/dystopian-wars/55722-yurei-terror-ship-non-clear-resin


 
   
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Not where I should be

What is the length of a BFG ship?

Just by way of curiosity.




 
   
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Theophony wrote:I have linty of caps similar to those, I use them for storage/shipping containers, never thought of them as pipes before .


Barrels you say?



Camkierhi wrote:What is the length of a BFG ship?

Just by way of curiosity.


Funny you should ask since I had that open...

Hope the formatting is readable

BFG Imperial MM Inches
Cobra 31.75 1.25
Sword 49.25 1.94
Firestorm 48.33 1.90
Falchion 49.00 1.93
Light Cruiser 75.00 2.95
Cruiser 91.04 3.58
Grand Cruiser 125.20 4.93
Battleship 126.43 4.98

Basically

Escort 1.5"
Cruiser 3.5"
Battleship 5"

 
   
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So, like all right thinking Guard players I am constantly annoyed at how the heavy weapons box give you 15 guns, but only enough crew for 3, and enough stands for 6. So I started a little project I call "Everything But the Oink" to use all of it.

Also 15 (!!) years ago or so I picked up some bits to make servitors for a planned adeptus mech army.

And 15 years later I finally got around to using them.

Yay me.

Chaos Marauders+Land Raider Gunners+spare heavy weapons (and 3 of the Grenade Guantlets from the Ogryn set because they were too perfect)+skitarii bits =



Penal Legion heavy weapon servitors!

Lobotomized cyborg criminals given a chance to serve the Emperor's Law through crowd suppression and other essential duties. Count as normal HWTs but so much fun to do.

The 2 little dudes are the technomats who keep some free will and direct the teams. And make up for the fact I ran out of Marine torsos

 
   
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Coming distractions...

So I'd planned to get these Yamato Rejendra ships to use as super heavy transports, but while I was waiting the price went from$10 to $30

So I'll be getting something even better. What's dumber than a flat top aircraft carrier IN SPACE? How about a triple deck aircraft carrier IN SPACE.

And what's dumber than a triple deck aircraft carrier in SPACE? How about a tandem six-deck carrier!

So some fleet additions for next month.
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I'm sure the physics supports a six-deck, flat top aircraft carrier in space. As Ash tells us in the movie Army of Darkness: "Your primitive mind can't comprehend the forces involved here. Chemistry is full of compounds and elements 'n stuff like that."

The existence of such a craft implies it's reality, not so?

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

What I love most about it is the Helicopter pad at the end of the take off strip . One would think you wouldn’t try to take off vertically directly in front of where jets are trying to launch themselves . I remember Shasho, doing up one of these a while back .

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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Cairo, Egypt

Progress on the gun servitors




 
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Flight decks on carriers? Same reason Stonehenge has dovetail joints....

"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
 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

So that ork shopping list wasn't a total non sequitur.





Shroud Mages ships from Uncharted Seas (now OOP) with bits and green stuff to make up bottom hulls. And some escorts that I just laid flat because, well they're escorts and who cares.

 
   
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Man I HATE the Van Saar Kit. A basic rifleman should NOT need 11 pieces (before you get into shoulder pads, grenades etc) and if they do need 11 parts, can't there be some posing options?

But still, the results are gorgeous.

Van Saars with Vanguard heads and bit of GS.





Future Tempestor Prime and Commissar/preacher/Crusader/Something


 
   
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Wife and kids are out of town, what to do... what to do...

Ah who'm I kidding.

Broke out the Fortress Precinct for finishing and started painting.



Added a third 'circuit court' as well.



They'll count as an Aquilla Strong Point and 3 bunkers if they ever get used.

Bit by bit...

 
   
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SoCal

Those look like the same picture. Uploaded on an Apple device?

   
 
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