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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I have noticed that there appears to be a different crowd that hangs around this area of DDakka, and thought it would be good to get some different views/opinions on my work.

My background in modelling goes back to the '80s with plastic model kits (such as Airfix) and did not include tabletop miniatures until 2012. Since then I have learnt a great deal about all areas of model-making and here I shall present the results of my hobby work.

I will start at the end, and with the latest model I have finished.
This should give you a good idea of what to expect from this showcase. Although you may have to check my main P&M blog for explanations of why I do what I do.

I present to you, T-01, a modified Predator for my own army:


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And, again for my army, this is the only other vehicle I have built so far.
I present, Tr-01, a modified Wave Serpent:
Front and Pilot details:


Spoiler:
Upper and Lower Hull details:


Turret Details:


Door and Hatch details:


Interior details:


Engine details:

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And here are some of the smaller members of my army:
Tactical Marine Number 1;


Tactical Marine Number 2;


Both of those marines are re-paints of earlier work, and I'm slowly working through all my earlier work to bring them up to my current standard.

Eldar Guardians Number 9 and 10;



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I also paint models to sell:
Dark Angels Tactical squad Raphael;


Dark Angels Terminator squad Barachiel;

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Dark Angels Ravenwing Squad Arion:


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Sergeant Arion:



Unnamed biker number 1:


Unnamed biker number 2:


Dark Angels Librarian Turmiel;


Dark Angels Company Master Balthasar;


Chaos Chosen;


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The Cultists of Sect Tetchvar

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Cultists of Sect Anarkus;


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Kranon the Relentless;

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And I'll finish this first post with some terrain (both made for competitions here on DDakka);
A junk pile (made from household junk);



And a wooden hut (made mostly from sprue);

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Thank you for your time. Comments, Critiques, thoughts, ideas and Votes are all welcome.
I will add more things to this thread as I come to finishing them.

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* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Lustful Cultist of Slaanesh





In your Rear.

I am loving a lot of this stuff, I really like what you did with the Guardians they have so much more Character than they do in the stock poses and setup... I've always felt they made Eldar seem so plain and boring in comparison to some of the others kits, though that's probably because they came out fairly early on in this edition.


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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Cult of Slaanesh wrote:
I am loving a lot of this stuff, I really like what you did with the Guardians they have so much more Character than they do in the stock poses and setup... I've always felt they made Eldar seem so plain and boring in comparison to some of the others kits, though that's probably because they came out fairly early on in this edition.
Thanks. Yeah, I didn't like how the Eldar models were all so static. Especially as you read about them being athletic etc. and then the models are all standing still with their legs WIDE apart.

Those two are both fairly simple conversions too. The sniper only had the inside of the right leg sawn out and then it was bent down to be straight. Filled the gaps, smoothed it over and that was it.

The other chap is also only a one leg modification. But a bit more involved; the knee was chopped into 3 and the back of the calf was carved out to make the leg bend more natural at the knee. The hip was modified slightly and the foot was removed and replaced with less heel and the top of the foot was filled in to make it point more. I also straightened the shin of that leg (as they are all so heavily bent on the models) by chopping two slits into the front and then gluing wedges (of sprue) into them to get a straight leg.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





Armageddon, smashing Guardsmen

I see a "Kilroy was here" in that Wave Serpent! For that, full marks. If it's got a Kilroy, it's great. Always need one somewhere.



"Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life."- Terry Pratchett 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 Orsai wrote:
I see a "Kilroy was here" in that Wave Serpent! For that, full marks. If it's got a Kilroy, it's great. Always need one somewhere.
Ha Ha. Yeah, if an area receives graffiti then someone will add a Killroy.
Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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H.R Giger reference killed me great work!

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 jreilly89 wrote:
H.R Giger reference killed me great work!
Thanks. That was the hardest piece of freehand I've done so far. Worth it, for a great artist.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Blood-Raging Khorne Berserker






Love that wave serpent.. The pin up in the crew cab. Love the idea of totally dispensing the fluff and goin crazy. Is there a story behind it?

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Love that wave serpent.. The pin up in the crew cab. Love the idea of totally dispensing the fluff and goin crazy.
Thanks.
Yeah, I'm a collector and modeller and didn't fancy painting the same colour, over and over, and so decided to build and paint each model differently. I did, however, make up some fluff to "explain" it, which brings me to...

Is there a story behind it?
The WS in particular or the whole army?
All the army fluff that I've posted (there is more that is written but I've not built the models to match them yet) is collected together in this thread.
The short short version is a scientist is driven mad by an experiment to absorb the knowledge of the population of a planet (everyone but him dies in the process), he then decides that the order created by civilisations is going to destroy the universe and he must rectify the balance by creating more chaos (or increasing Entropy, hence the name; The Army of the Second Law, after the second law of thermodynamics). The army he builds to spread chaos is therefore, chaotic (and I can build anything I like ).

I didn't actually write any specific fluff for the WS. But I see it as a crashed/damaged/abandoned vehicle that The (Mad) Scientist has acquired and then repaired and "improved". He replaced the engines, for example and gave it some aerodynamic tweaks (I didn't like how the nose was cut off). The troops are then left to decorate the vehicle, some are more accomplished artists than others.

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* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Blood-Raging Khorne Berserker






Oh yeah, i remember reading that in the blogs a while back.. Gotta admit i wasnt massively digging the story, but i do like the work on that ws haha. Looks sweet.

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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Ha, that's all right. I don't take my fluff very seriously. It's there so I can have something to tell people when they ask why my models are all painted differently.
Thanks again.

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* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







While these are actually made of metal, in spite of the subject title of this thread, I have just finished painting some Hobbits.

These are obviously not for my army and will be for sale soon.

C+C etc... welcome.
Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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This is the latest addition to my personal army.
Put together from some loose bits I had out to try something else with and was only left with an arm short.

Number 12 (Blood Drinkers):


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And my first Kroot.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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And my first Kabalite warrior (I'm going though all the new boxes I acquired while building the tank, so there's quite a few "firsts" at the moment)...


Thoughts, comments, critiques, votes, etc... are all welcome for any of my work.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







This is the Mechanic (to be used as a Techmarine equivalent), that I made mostly from scrap.
The legs I made ages ago from spare putty parts and sprue, I then had to find a use for the legs and started adding arms... and more arms...
Mostly made from scraps of sprue and plasticard. See if you can spot the few (7 in total) actual GW model parts...



Thanks.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And this is Firewarrior #1. Basic Tau scheme while I find the best way to construct and paint them.



Thanks.


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The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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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Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





OH

So many models to comment on!

Dark Eldar Warrior: Great job on the highlighting. I always struggle on getting those fine lines, but they really make the armor pop.

Mechanic: Nice conversion! Very creative with lots of interesting bits and details picked out. I like the weathering, though I wish there was a little more dust and grime on the model.

Firewarrior: Simple, straight-forward painting. I've never been a big fan of the desert Tau scheme, but to each their own. Good job on the symbols on the gun.

Keep them coming man!

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 Freytag93 wrote:
So many models to comment on!

Dark Eldar Warrior: Great job on the highlighting. I always struggle on getting those fine lines, but they really make the armor pop.
Thanks. I went back and fourth with those highlights 3 or 4 times, trying to get the colour right and then tidy them up (Painting the base colour up to the highlight can sharpen them up nicely).
I have a new found respect for anyone that paints a whole army like that.

Mechanic: Nice conversion! Very creative with lots of interesting bits and details picked out. I like the weathering, though I wish there was a little more dust and grime on the model.
Thanks. Considering the way he was built (in two stages, mostly from scraps), he turned out really well.
As he is slow moving, I decided not to get him too dirty. As opposed to the tank at the very start of this thread, and even then I don't want to go too dirty with my models.

Firewarrior: Simple, straight-forward painting. I've never been a big fan of the desert Tau scheme, but to each their own. Good job on the symbols on the gun.
Thanks. Yeah, it's not the most exciting of schemes. I aim for at least one of each model/race/scheme in my army, so he is the one T'au scheme model.
The symbols on the gun are only a transfer. Had there not been one to fit, then I would have had to paint something.

Keep them coming man!
Will do.

Actually, I can show the model I painted for this year's Nerdcademy award painting competition:
The theme was grey-scale with one spot colour (vis. Sin City).


Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Battlefield Tourist






North of your position

Great as always.

   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks Noobbomb.

Here's Ork Boy #1


Two more basic troop models to do and then I'll be back to something more exciting.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Aspirant Tech-Adept







The machinaic looks awesome, I really loved reading about how you made it.

You should be really proud of the edging on the dark eldar warrior, top notch around the eyes!

Think I just about voted for all of them




 
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







 OneManNoodles wrote:
The machinaic looks awesome, I really loved reading about how you made it.
Thanks OMN. It was an interesting model to make. Glad you enjoyed it.

You should be really proud of the edging on the dark eldar warrior, top notch around the eyes!
Thanks. Really was a challenge getting it all to look right.

Think I just about voted for all of them
Thanks again.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







As a basic Necron warrior is pretty boring to look at in isolation I've also got a Space Marine to show.


Slight re-posing so that he looks like he's on the correct sized base (and not one that looks too small), and that he is aiming at something (and not just hanging about, staring blankly into the distance).

And this is a Mantis Warrior I've recently finished for Gitsplitta's Mantis Maker Competition.


Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







And this is Wych number 1 (that I had started before the earlier wych and hence the numbers).


Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







I have recently finished this as an experiment in magnetising, how much my style of customising is worth, and how long this sort of job will take.
Starting from the Dark Vengeance Helbrute and making a Chaos Dreadnought/Helbrute with all the options.
Spot the additions/changes...






He'll be up for sale soon.
Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Fresh-Faced New User





Unbelievably good. Im inly new to the forum and stagged by how good these models r. Brilliant work well done mate. Where do you sell your work?
   
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Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







Thanks, Edgartonian. Welcome to DDakka.

The painted models I have for sale are through a friend's ebay shop.
Kranon is still up there, and the Helbrute will be up soon.

I also sell, via PM on here, casts of some things that I have made myself.

All the information, prices and links can be found in my trade thread here on DDakka.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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!  
   
Made in gb
Mastering Non-Metallic Metal







This time around I have a piece of terrain to show.
Made for the LoER terrain contest; "Accident"

It is entirely scratch-built (except for a couple of my boxes and toilets).

These pictures are worth zooming in to see all the little details.

Scale shots:


Full view, all angles:


Detail views, extra angles:


Thanks.


* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial * Check my Facebook Page or my Etsy shop *
The army- ~2295 points (built).
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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Awesome work Dr H




 
   
 
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