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Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Hello, Dakka!

It's been a long time! I've turned from my lurking ways and am back on track to being an active Dakkanaught A few international moves, getting a second kid, etc had temporarily distracted me (though I still managed a WHFB side project during the last year or so that I was radio silent).

Rather than resurrect my old threads, I thought I would just start with a clean slate. I've packed away my dwarf army, and my hobby space is once again covered in 40k paraphernalia. I picked up a Deathstorm box, so there are a few Nid's creeping about (pics later), but mostly I haven't been able to stay away from my IG and old =][=munda projects. So without further adieu, here is what I'm working on:

=][=munda!!! After having suffered through hordes of rank and file troops for WHFB, it is high time for some character. As you can see, everything is very much in progress, and I would love input and ideas!

(Names subject to change)
The Ecclesiarch

I felt that a hand flamer was a bit cliche, so I went for the hand melta instead. Surprisingly simple head swap, and we've got something totally different.

The Savant


The Mutie

Lots of work left for his right hand. I'm leaning towards the torch or some other non-weapon option.

The Astropath

This guy started out as an astropath for my IG army, but has been recruited by the Inquisitor.

The Bruiser

I've had fun scouting out all the bits to put this guy together, I hope it works out as they all go on!

The Mandatory Bolter Henchman

This is the guy that needs the most work, but you see where it's going...

The Returning Veteran

The heavy from the first incarnation of my =][=munda project returns, and is slated for a full bionic left arm and retooled stubber handle.

There are a few more things in the queue, some needing further thought and some needing bits from the new Skitarii kit

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,
Rawson


This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2015/08/16 06:17:45


The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

All quiet on this front so far

Here's some of the evolved figures, including a new face, the marksman:

The Marksman

I love the base model of this guy (Imperial Missionary something or rather). The scarf and goggles have so much character! I removed the book/pole thing from the original (soon to be seen as part of the Savant character) to allow more focus on these other, fantastic parts.

The Bruiser

This guy was just a pile of bits last time; I hope you all can get a better idea of where we're going with him now

I would love some input on these guys, if there is any out there to be had. Speaking of input, I wanted to see what the community at large thought the most fitting head was for a new member of the retinue: The Halfling.

This was the head and body that spawned the idea for the halfling character. Actually it was just the head that started the ball rolling. He just looks short to me I guess. Both arms with be redone or completely removed (we'll have to see). On the other hand, there is part of me that very much likes this version:

Something about the bare chest and fully enclosed helmeted head is very grimdark to me. =][=munda especially has a "strange juxtaposition" thing going on (eg high tech/low tech).
Thanks for looking!

Cheers
Rawson

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/04/15 21:39:37


The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

oh.... welcome back ... and then in full swing even..congratz!

the playing around with bits is my favorite moment of creativity... so many options, and all interchangeable still...

so far, quite a promising start...

my only current additon would be concerning the mutie... i think a non combat arm from a dwarf would be a nice idea here...which one...hmmm...still puzzled^^


looking forwaard to see more...cheers, vik


(oh...and she must be able to walk, am i right? your lil missus i mean...)


Automatically Appended Next Post:
as for the halfling... either the helmeted one, or a more bearded and hairy one...? mebbe a space wolves head?

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2015/04/15 21:47:54


   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

 Viktor von Domm wrote:
oh.... welcome back ... and then in full swing even..congratz!

the playing around with bits is my favorite moment of creativity... so many options, and all interchangeable still...

so far, quite a promising start...

my only current additon would be concerning the mutie... i think a non combat arm from a dwarf would be a nice idea here...which one...hmmm...still puzzled^^


looking forwaard to see more...cheers, vik


(oh...and she must be able to walk, am i right? your lil missus i mean...)


Automatically Appended Next Post:
as for the halfling... either the helmeted one, or a more bearded and hairy one...? mebbe a space wolves head?

Thanks for stopping by, Vik

A dwarf arm on the mutie would be tough scale wise. The original model is Skaven, and you can see on the bruiser just how ape-ish the dwarf arms really are: they look big on a human sized model! I am also leaning towards the helmeted head, but I'll take a look at the spacewolf heads. Halflings have a tradition of nice sideburns, IIRC, if not snarling visages...

As for the kids: the oldest turns three this month and the youngest is 4.5 months. The oldest one did seem to take an interest in warhammer this evening. She was very concerned that my heavy stubber guy was missing an arm

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The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Not sure why you haven't had more comments, there is some great stuff here! Looking forward to seeing some paint on these guys!

As for the heads, I like the first one. I'd lose the arms for something else (those two revolvers are begging for a gunslinger model!) But the head fits nicely!

   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

=][=Munda, my new favouritist thing ever. I like the first head for the halfling personally. The bruiser is nice, could do with a sidearm weapon? What body is that you have used for the mutie? I have seen it used before and I have a few ideas for it. The astropath is cool, I'm not sure the chainsword is fitting for it though, maybe a staff with an eye on top? Anyway all that aside it's all looking great, can't wait to see what else you come up with

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

The Mutie body looks to be the one from the WFB Island of Blood Skaven engineer. It's a starter set mini, so should be pretty cheap on EBay if you want one

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




Lost Wages, Nevada

The halfling with the Scion helmet totally looks like a midget psycho from Borderlands. I approve mightily!!

   
Made in us
Blood Angel Captain Wracked with Visions






Welcome back to the hobby. That's some really nice work

 
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Paradigm wrote:Not sure why you haven't had more comments, there is some great stuff here! Looking forward to seeing some paint on these guys!

Dreadclaw69 wrote:Welcome back to the hobby. That's some really nice work

Thanks, gents!

Calibanite Lion wrote:=][=Munda, my new favouritist thing ever. I like the first head for the halfling personally. The bruiser is nice, could do with a sidearm weapon? What body is that you have used for the mutie? I have seen it used before and I have a few ideas for it. The astropath is cool, I'm not sure the chainsword is fitting for it though, maybe a staff with an eye on top? Anyway all that aside it's all looking great, can't wait to see what else you come up with

Thanks for coming by Paradigm has it right about the Skaven engineer. It's a fun model I've got my eye on a backpack with an autogun for the Bruiser, if you can count an autogun as a sidearm The astropath isn't really an astropath. That's what the conversion started out as, hence the name, but fluffwise will end up as something more fitting of a chainsword on a pole.

CaptainStabby wrote:The halfling with the Scion helmet totally looks like a midget psycho from Borderlands. I approve mightily!!

Never played, but I'm glad you approve Looks like we're getting a hung jury on the halfling head...

Paradigm wrote: As for the heads, I like the first one. I'd lose the arms for something else (those two revolvers are begging for a gunslinger model!) But the head fits nicely!

The guns are unfortunately comically oversized, otherwise I'd love to use them! Maybe if I do a huge mutie, I'll make him a gunslinger...

Thanks, everyone!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in ru
Rogue Grot Kannon Gunna





Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Great to see some old folks coming back The midgets look fun and mentioned Borderlands is a really good source of inspiration if you'll ever need one. I'll link the intro movie here for it's just soo awesome


"No pain - no gain!"
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Made in de
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte





Mellrichstadt, Germany

Nice start! I will have an eye on you!

   
Made in gb
Using Inks and Washes






Ahh, good start, I love anything like this. The Mutie is my favourite so far and I would go for the second head on the Halfling.

Keep up the good stuff.

   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

storag wrote:Great to see some old folks coming back The midgets look fun and mentioned Borderlands is a really good source of inspiration if you'll ever need one. I'll link the intro movie here for it's just soo awesome


Glad to be back Haha, funny vid there, storag

Logan wrote:Nice start! I will have an eye on you!

Thanks for stopping by, Logan

SJM wrote:Ahh, good start, I love anything like this. The Mutie is my favourite so far and I would go for the second head on the Halfling.

Keep up the good stuff.

Thanks, SJM, I've been enjoying your ork junkers these days!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

An evening's work:

I didn't like where the bolter henchman was going, so we changed gears on that one. He got promoted to Crusader



Please excuse the extra half of an arm; I wanted to make sure the concept worked before cutting into my precious AdMech bits

Here is the bruiser with some extra armor and the proposed backpack.


The Psycho Midget (I'm actually a bit afraid that name will stick!)
Shotgun over the shoulder, dragging a bag of loot.


Then I thought bag over the shoulder, dragging his shotgun (with scratch marks on the ground trailing behind) would be funnier


Love any input you guys have!

Cheers
Rawson


The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

The crusader looks good, I picked up some ad mech today, soooo many good bits on the sprues! I think I prefer the psycho midget with the shotgun over shoulder and dragging the swag, I like the scion head on him too.

   
Made in be
Mechanized Halqa






I really like your marksman ^^ the gun is from the new admech kit aswell I suppose?
How are you with greenstuff? Either the shotgun/bag of loot over the shoulder will need some hands sculpted hehe ^^

   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Calibanite Lion wrote:The crusader looks good, I picked up some ad mech today, soooo many good bits on the sprues! I think I prefer the psycho midget with the shotgun over shoulder and dragging the swag, I like the scion head on him too.

Thanks, Calibanite Lion! Indeed, the AdMech boxes have many, many goodies on them The shotgun over the shoulder will be the harder of the two poses: it will be difficult to get the elbow/wrist/hand angles correct and still fit that giant gun in

soulcow wrote:I really like your marksman ^^ the gun is from the new admech kit aswell I suppose?
How are you with greenstuff? Either the shotgun/bag of loot over the shoulder will need some hands sculpted hehe ^^

Thanks, Soulcow! Indeed, the marksman bears one of the Skitarii Rangers' rifles. Regarding the halfling, I was thinking about going with the bold choice of no hands I'm decent at GS, but have sourced some sufficiently small hands to use on him.

Thanks for looking!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

will be quite a challenge to sculpt the latter option of the psycho midget...but in terms of coolness that would be my favourite choice...i love characterful and story telling minis...

   
Made in us
Dangerous Outrider





Indianapolis, IN

Initially, I liked the bare face head for "Morality Impaired Little Person" but the more you show it, the more the scion head just works.

I am totally into your starting thought process here. Very clever. I'll be watching this one.

The pink army always wins. You beat the pink army? Go ahead and brag about it. You lost to the pink army? Well, then....

moonpie's P&M blorg  
   
Made in fr
Violent Enforcer







I love the mix of old and new models you've got going on here.

The Psycho Midget was cool with the two guns: the new version is even better. I prefer the shotgun over the shoulder personally. If it's difficult to get the hand position right he doesn't necessarily have to be holding it by the handle...

I also love the astropath. I'm not too shocked to see an astropath with a chainsword, after all like you said it's that kind of juxtaposition that makes 40k so grimdark.

I've already done an Eldar version using the same base model, but I like the extreme angle you've given yours to make it look really old and hunched over. Looks like two more conversions I may have to copy some time down the road!
   
Made in gb
Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





UK

Welcome back mate I have seen you replying around here again and checked out your Vostroyan thread, yet I find no update so assumed you were just dropping in but now I find you have staggered in to the depths of inquisitor

Great stuff though and some creative conversions looking forward to the completed unit, I do have a sweet spot for the halfling and it has helped with a current predicament I have.
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Slow going last night with the crusader, so no update pics today

Viktor von Domm wrote:will be quite a challenge to sculpt the latter option of the psycho midget...but in terms of coolness that would be my favourite choice...i love characterful and story telling minis...

Well, you know what they say: "The challenge of sculpting a psycho midget is worth the effort." People say that, right?

moonpie wrote:Initially, I liked the bare face head for "Morality Impaired Little Person" but the more you show it, the more the scion head just works.

I am totally into your starting thought process here. Very clever. I'll be watching this one.

Thanks for stopping by, moonpie! I hope to keep some great updates coming

master of asgard wrote:I love the mix of old and new models you've got going on here.

The Psycho Midget was cool with the two guns: the new version is even better. I prefer the shotgun over the shoulder personally. If it's difficult to get the hand position right he doesn't necessarily have to be holding it by the handle...

I also love the astropath. I'm not too shocked to see an astropath with a chainsword, after all like you said it's that kind of juxtaposition that makes 40k so grimdark.

I've already done an Eldar version using the same base model, but I like the extreme angle you've given yours to make it look really old and hunched over. Looks like two more conversions I may have to copy some time down the road!


Master of Asgard, thanks for the idea! I hadn't thought of having the midget hold the shotgun by something other than the handle! That might be a lifesaver

lone dirty dog wrote:Welcome back mate I have seen you replying around here again and checked out your Vostroyan thread, yet I find no update so assumed you were just dropping in but now I find you have staggered in to the depths of inquisitor

Great stuff though and some creative conversions looking forward to the completed unit, I do have a sweet spot for the halfling and it has helped with a current predicament I have.

Good to be back Join us in the depths, mate; the water is great Predicament, you say? I'll have to keep an eye out for that solution

Thanks, everyone!

Cheers
Rawson

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in se
Executing Exarch






Inquisimunda stuff is always the most inspiring stuff in the whole 40k universe, and your stuff is lovely! Me and a friend have been HEAVILY considering converting up some inquisitorial warbands ourselves.
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Westchester, NY

I love that psycho midget... where is the body from (sorry for asking but I'm just so lazy) looking forward to some paint on those models too!


 
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Mymearan wrote:Inquisimunda stuff is always the most inspiring stuff in the whole 40k universe, and your stuff is lovely! Me and a friend have been HEAVILY considering converting up some inquisitorial warbands ourselves.


Go for it! It's a blast I grew up on DnD and other traditional RPGs, so I love any change to add character to the, well, characters

Meade wrote:I love that psycho midget... where is the body from (sorry for asking but I'm just so lazy) looking forward to some paint on those models too!


Thanks, Meade! It's a gretchen body from the 40k ork gretchen box.

Thanks for stopping by, gents!

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in dk
Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





WestCoast

Here's what I accomplished this evening:


Head is on the Ecclesiarch, neck and amulet GS work done. I've thought of a new right hand option that I quite like, but wanted to run by you guys first. What do y'all think of the dagger option?




The Crusader is almost done I'm quite happy with how the shield and power mace turned out, even though it was a bit of a pain to get eveything to work with the Bret body.


As you can see, he still needs gribbly bits back here!

Quotes, quips, quibbles?

Cheers
Rawson

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in gb
Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





UK

The crusader is looking good, I can't help thinking the knife in the ecclesiarchs hand makes him look a little like a sacrificial priest?

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

The Ecclesiarch is great!

Don't know how doable it is, but I'd possibly lower the arm on the Crusader, as if the mace were being held ready to swing rather than what at the moment looks like he's poking it forward. It's still good as is, but I think a lowered mace wold look more aggressive/imposing.

   
Made in gb
Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





UK

That Priest really reminds me of those old house of horror movies, you know the priest trying to take down the Vampire lord EPIC !!!! and I love that dagger it is not something you normally see but fits perfectly

The Crusader is coming together nicely and I like the batton but I do see what Paradigm means about the pose, however I really can't see how you can alter the pose due to the posing of the actual model.

Great work so far
   
 
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