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Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Hey all. I got in on the Kickstarter for Maelstrom's Edge and have been very excited about pretty much every part of it. I don't get to play games due to RL demands, but I am nevertheless keen to try with this little beauty. I got two starter boxes to give me good starting forces and the amount of plastic crack is huge!!!

So I wanted to start off with the Angel because it was probably my favourite sculpt. I have 4 and have plans to do 2 as combat, 1 as flying and 1 as slasher, when I've worked out what that is meant to be. The two combats are going to be pretty stock, because I need to get a feel for the models. So one will be in the box pose and the second is going tone climbing snow covered rock shards (pic below). I'll be entering at least "Rock Crawler" in Paradigm's painting challenge for February, check it out, there's some great stuff on there.

I don't paint as much as I'd like, but will update here as I go. I always welcome C&C so feel free!
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GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in gb
[ADMIN]
Da Big Mek






London, UK

Nice concept, that works really well! Looking forward to seeing more

Check out our new, fully plastic tabletop wargame - Maelstrom's Edge, made by Dakka!
 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Cheers Lego, had a flashback to Starship Troopers along with a bit of Avengers (with Hulk on the building) and just thought I would not want one of these bad boys looming over me!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/03 14:18:32


GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Another cool Angel conversion! Awesomesauce.

   
Made in ie
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

it is a really nice sculpt. the basing is cracking. i was totally reminded of starship trooper or pitch black when i saw it. looking forward to seeing this one pan out. tidy stuff sir!

   
Made in us
[MOD]
Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Very well done on that base! With the right paint job should look pretty darn intimidating
   
Made in us
Utilizing Careful Highlighting





at the keyboard

 Januine wrote:
it is a really nice sculpt. the basing is cracking. i was totally reminded of starship trooper or pitch black when i saw it. looking forward to seeing this one pan out. tidy stuff sir!


This ^^

that thing looks seriously menancing!

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Thank you everyone for your interest, I'm kind of overwhelmed. I don't think I've started a thread that stimulates so many responses!

Hope you continue to find this of interest then.

So the blu-talk is gone and here is the current positioning on base with legs nodded to fit in place:

Each leg had the lugs cut off and either trimmed or a bit of Green Stuff added in, except for it's back left leg which I glued directly in place for a sturdy reference point. I had to pin the front left to get it to stay in place then when the superglue was dry added the green stuff.

The right arm was gently bent out of shape to preseve the moulded lines of the plastic. The left was hacked a lot and rotated so that the top of the shoulder is further posterior and the armpit is slightly more showing. It needed a bit of shoulder shaving and then green stuff to try and return the natural lines. Not sure it was the greatest green stuff work I've done and have gone back and smoothed over the finger print I missed after Januine's eagle eyes spotted it. Here's how the GS looks:


Going to go for a purple and black scheme. Tempted to have the organic components based a light grey and then purple wash over them and then use wet blending on the legs and tentacles to blend purple in with possibly a nuln oil wash after. Think I might have to make a minnow too to test the scheme out

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/04 19:55:40


GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in ie
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

Liking it....a lot!!!!

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Oh dear. Then this happened:

Basic build except for the right arm - kept fouling with the leg, so bent it out slightly. Pleased with the base, these are the first I've used cork with and pleased so far.

Oh and then these happened :

It's like an addiction!!!! I cut the stem down on "Swoop's" flying stem because I wanted him closer to the ground about to engulf a hapless Epirian victim. Stem is a bit unstable at the moment while glue still not fully set, so will re-assess later. I suspect a big chunk of cork and lots of PVA may stabilise it enough

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Haha, don't get distracted now! The paint must flow! Makes me really want to get started on my own though

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






But I want to paint so many of them!!!!!!!

Also, was waiting for GS to fully cute, so used the time to build more

Paint soon, promise

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/05 20:43:08


GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in ie
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

In the interim........Cider!!!!!

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Mmmmmm cider!!!!!!

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
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[DCM]
Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Stay focused! Trust me, I know it's difficult, I have about a squillion projects waiting completion myself.

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Terrain I'm making.
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I do commissions. If you are interested send me a PM and we can talk concepts and pricing. 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






You won't want to see this then

4 minnows constructed and WIP of their bases.

Honest moment here. Like the minnow sculpts and the blissful ease of obstruction. Hate the hex bases though. From day 1 I was troubled by the use of different base shapes for the fliers in MEdge, but understand the rules rely on knowing the front and back arcs. I think a different solution could have been formulated. I'm not a gamer sadly and definitely not a rules-smith, but as a hobbyist I am uneasy at the lack of consistency between all units. I know in the Rulebook there is the allowance for base changes, but I would rather know the minis are all legal and there will be no quibbles if ever get to play a game.

So this is why I am modding the bases as much as possible in an attempt to disguise the variation as much as possible

No more models now. I am going to finish the bases properly after the glue has dried on these core cork elements then prime them all in one go. Considered doing it tonight but it's freezing out there!!!!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/05 23:52:46


GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






I don't think you need to fear issues with changing those hex bases into 25mm ones. The book explicitly says it's permitted, no "opponent's permission" and what not. As long as the arcs have markings it's legal. Cork works too though!

   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






I know you can, but I haven't got anywhere near enough spare to meet the condition that if you do change all similar models must be in the same base type. I may just go and do it down the line. I'll see how I feel later

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






So priming done.

Gotta say........

.......when I picked up the primed Angel I did fall in love a bit. These sculpts are beautiful. I have no idea how I am going to pull off the paint scheme.

I'll resort to the bases first to give me a goal to work towards (and put off messing these guys up)
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GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

I do love the look of those minis. Even if I don't get into Medge properly, I still might pick up an angel or two and a pack of minnows to run in generic sci-fi skirmishes. The bases are looking great too!

   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Very cool. Great basing.

EDC
   
Made in gb
Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Loving the cork basing, it contrasts very nicely with the smooth lines of the Angels. That craggy rock landscape is very reminiscent of the locations in the novels where Wynn first encounters a Mature Angel. Looking forward to seeing them with paint on them!

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Thanks Darrkespur. Not sure what you are going to think of these now though I like starting by finishing the bases first so that when the mini is done, they can be presented straight away. Also it means that I can see the fluff of the mini to help me make sure the colour scheme fits. I wanted snowy bases for once having never used this basing style for an army and just wanting to for a change. I'd planned on making the cork bases in to ice shards of fjords originally before cutting them up and the rock crawler angel's base was going to be ice shards. Then Januine happened to suggest painting the bases as rock with snow over them. Immediately I saw the potential, but only on the condition that the rocks were brown - every other army I have are on some form of grey rock or grey/black Tarmac!!!

So here we go, let me know what you think:

0 - Prime black.
1 - Heavily thinned Mournfang Brown to get into most cracks, but not essential that all recessed are painted.
2 - Drybrush with Skrag Brown. Bought the large Citadel drybrush for the larger bases and was overjoyed at how good it was. I used my small Citadel drybrush for the smaller bases.
3 - (Bear with me) Light drybrush with Terminatus Stone. This may confuse some people because it is far too big a leap from the Skrag Brown to work as a light highlight, but that wasn't why it was used. but to me it worked perfectly as a sort of frosty edge on the ground. I actually had to do it a second time when the paint had dried to enhance the look a bit.
4 - So then I selectively used thinned PVA glue on high points or flats to glue the finer snow from the Scale 75 set I bought from www.elementgames.co.uk. The set comes with larger snow crystals too and I plan to use this a bit more with the infantry.
5 - (not pictured) I then used Black paint to paint the edges of the circular and hex bases. I haven't painted the notches like some have - I'm too obsessional about making the army consistent. I do need to find a way to indicate squad groupings on the MEdge models, but haven't cracked that yet.

So there we go. I think they look just as I had hoped, what about you?

Here is a photo of the bases near their intended owners and the two primed Mature Angels are placed on the bases to give some idea of the final look:


Sorry about the rambling post, I find basing tricky, if you get it wrong it doesn't sell the mini enough and snow can look over the top sometimes. Hope this is helpful for some (as long as people like them )

I need to start trialling the purple paint scheme soon. Nervous because I am not sure how it's going to come out. We'll have a look though

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2016/02/12 06:58:38


GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Nice looking snow bases.

EDC
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Thanks EDC

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
Made in nl
Anxious Angel Keeper






Looks really promising!

   
Made in gb
Arch Magos w/ 4 Meg of RAM





Republic of Ireland

Fanfethingtastic. Those bases are looking awesome. Great job

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, awesome work on those bases! Very convincing.

   
Made in be
Hulking Hunter-class Warmech





Bristol, England

Loving those bases, looking forward to the final versions of the models very much!

I really like how realistically rocky the painted cork looks beneath the snow, it contrasts very nicely.

My space wolf army is snow-based so it's very tempting to do the same with my MEdge stuff, but I think I'm going to resist as yours will look so much better!

Read the first two novels in the Maelstrom's Edge Universe now:

Maelstrom's Edge: Faith - read a sample here!

and

Maelstrom's Edge: Sacrifice 
   
Made in gb
Grisly Ghost Ark Driver






Thank you all so much

 darrkespur wrote:
My space wolf army is snow-based so it's very tempting to do the same with my MEdge stuff, but I think I'm going to resist as yours will look so much better!


Rubbish!

GW - 670 pts || - 354 pts || - 46 pts || - 106 pts || LoTR - 400 pts (Evil) vs 0 pts (Good) || Space Hulk - 1/35 || Deathwatch Overkill - 0/50
Other MEdge: Karists - 23 points || Epirians - 0 points Shattered Earth: Awaiting delivery "Awakening" Terrain: Awaiting delivery DWMG2: 4/54
My Miniatures blog || My Terrain blog || My MEdge blog || Paradigm's Painting Challenge League Tables: 2015/16, 2016/17

The Hobby Mission: 25/713 minis complete, 98/406 terrain complete. 46 more minis in 2016 to complete my goal for this year
jreilly89: "In the far future, there are only drive-bys."
 
   
 
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