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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






Looks amazing JeffyP. Are you going to build a cabinet for these as well?

   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks guys. It felt good to play an actual 40k game again and I'm glad the Exodites did well. Didn't mean to come off as salty myself. I was just annoyed by that guy.

 Lorax wrote:
Looks amazing JeffyP. Are you going to build a cabinet for these as well?
Thanks! Well, I wasn't really planning on it but.... you got me thinking. And then I just did this:
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Made in it
Regular Dakkanaut





Italy

The Hemlock is amazing, the different source pieces gets together perfectly, as in the other conversions! top work!

   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







I appreciate the feedback, t-bone! Please keep coming back to see more.

Got some work done on the cabinets. Yes, that's plural. I originally went to the hardware store to pick up things to make the Eldar cabinet but, while there, realized I skipped over the poor Necrons. They need a cabinet too! The Eldar one will be very large since I will be working on them for the foreseeable future. So many dinosaurs planned! I also want to play around more with varying the high and depth of platform rather than making a decorated shelf. More of a detailed diorama. On the other hand, the Necrons will get a simple cabinet. It will be the size of the Wild Crusade one, though not as packed. I'm using this as a test run to the Exodites, easing back into the foam builds while playing around a bit more with the interior terrain.

As far as the photos go, most speak for themselves. You start with some thin wood planks, glue them together, and apply pressure. Traditionally you would use wood clamps. I use my old law school books laid on top- they're good for something after all!. Once the glue is dry, your planks have become a large panel. Glue the panels to the thick baseboards. Then do the same for the thick top board. ALWAYS MEASURE TWICE!
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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







And a few progress shots on the smaller Necron cabinet.
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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






Excellent! I think my favorite part is seeing the law school books used as weights. I cant bear to sell mine either, and you have given me motivation that they sometime be used for something else!
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







It's been a while but I'm back with a small update. Got a progress shot on the Autarch with Reaper Launcher. In game, his warlod trait is called "Mark of the Incomparable Hunter" which permits him to snipe enemy characters with his high damage gun. To me, that means he's the best shot in the entire army and needs a big ass sniper rifle!

Used a lot of different bits for him. The scaled hide cloak gives him a hunter feel, while the cermonial breastplate and robed armor makes him a bit more regal looking (and hence the warlord of the army in game). Overall, I'm very happy with how he turned out.

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[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Looking great. nice kitbashing.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice composition on this guy, with the sweep of the cloak balancing the rifle. He looks the part, for sure.
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks, guys. He was a pretty quick build getting ready for that last tournament!

In recent news, got some more work done on the Necron cabinet. Planning to make it resemble ancient ruins where the necrons are waking up, with a mars-like color palette (like the bases). Have a few doodads to add here and there, like columns, stones, etc. As far as construction, first I cut down a magnetic metal sheet and glued it to the base, hence all the books on top for pressure! Next, figure out which models go on this layer, and add the Table War diorama washers. This first level will contain all 12 models of my Destroyer Cult: 9 Destroyers, 2 Heavy Destroyers, and 1 Destroyer Lord. Once the glue dries, I added some background and supports for the next level to rest on. Finally, patch up all the empty space between the washers (with regular old drywall spackle) to make a nice, even ground where the bases will fit right in.

More steps to come. Yes, it looks pretty awful now but we're just worried about the broadstrokes right now. We'll add detail later. It's coming together slowly but surely!
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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Got a bit more work done with the second level coming together. This one will be pretty tall, with 7" columns spaced among the minis. Really hoping the ancient temple vibe will come through with these plus the stonework and whatnot). And finally, you can see a large pelvis bone there... that's the start to a giant skeleton that will be gracing the cabinet. He will be buried in the stone and rock (spray foam later on) much like GMM Studios' fantastic Worm King Throne, seen bin the spoiler tag. I'm no where near as talented as the man behind GMM Studios but his work is truly inspirational and well, I'm inspired.



Lastly, some minis in the cabinet to see what it will look like.
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Made in us
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Robot Cat






T-county

What are the rings that you are using as places to put the bases? They seem to be perfect sized.
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







The rings are diorama washers made by TableWar, who are known for their large mobile display cases. http://www.tablewar.com/display-cases. You can get them in all shapes and sizes except for large oval bases.

The rings are designed to fit on shelves which slide out from the case. I use them much the same way, though just in permanent positions.

 
   
Made in us
[SWAP SHOP MOD]
Robot Cat






T-county

Sweet. I used to use the GW movement trays that were for LotR, but they were eh and are gone now. Those are much better!
   
Made in it
Regular Dakkanaut





Italy

That cabinet is gettin very promising! Nice tip those rings.

   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks guys! Progress is slow since I didn't plan the entire thing out from the get go. Instead, just kinda doing one level at a time.

Got the big skeleton mounted in the cabinet. I really like the way he fits! Very excited (and apprehensive) about adding the spray foam in around him. Also spackled up the second floor and added some detail stones, rocks, etc. But the third levels are up now! Please let me know what you think.
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Made in ca
Roaring Reaver Rider






Your display case builds never cease to amaze me JeffyP, I'm very much looking forward to seeing this come together.

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Please check out my project log on Dakka here  
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Are you sure that is a male skeleton! Looking brilliant, nice work, plenty of inspirational ideas.

   
Made in at
Stitch Counter





Vienna, Austria

what a great piece to top it all off! Looking forward to how this one turns out!

   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks everybody! Really appreciate all the great feedback. Got a bit more work done on the cabinet. Started working on the skeleton's hand, which will hold a single Necron. The Skeleton will be peering down on the figure in his palm.

In other news, I played in a 1500 point tournament. At the last minute I decided to bench my Exodites and go with the Necrons. All this work on their cabinet made me want to get them on the table! In preparation that morning, I painted two heavy destoryers from silver base coat up to finish in about 3 hours. Pretty quick, at least for me! Here they are pictured alongside the normal Destroyers and finally with the Destroyer Lord.

As far as the tournament, benching the Exodites was a huge mistake. I read Necrons were underpowered/overcosted right now and MAN are people right. I got steamrolled. Oh well, live and learn. My opponent is a long time player at the game shop and is a cool guy. I had fun playing him even though he ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED ME!
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Sounds like you enjoyed yourself, and that is what matters.

As to the hand, that is so cool, just brilliant, and looking spot on at the mo.

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






That display is EPIC.
   
Made in ie
Kroot Carnivore





Ireland

That hand is amazing! In my head I'm also picturing lots of scarabs running all over the skeleton and walls of the display case, maybe a wraith or two wrapped around the chest cavity? What ever you end up doing it will be awesome, as previous experience has dictated

Link to my haphazardly updated blog: Boundless's sub-par conversion projects


 
   
Made in gb
Deadly Dire Avenger




The Webway

Awesome necrons man, will check out their plog.

Laugh with the Laughing God. Outplay the Great Enemy. 
   
Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







youwashock wrote:That display is EPIC.
Camkierhi wrote:Sounds like you enjoyed yourself, and that is what matters.As to the hand, that is so cool, just brilliant, and looking spot on at the mo.
Thanks, guys. It's always fun to play but it's even more fun to build stuff! Glad you guys keep coming back to see more.

boundless08 wrote:That hand is amazing! In my head I'm also picturing lots of scarabs running all over the skeleton and walls of the display case, maybe a wraith or two wrapped around the chest cavity? What ever you end up doing it will be awesome, as previous experience has dictated
Haha that's pretty much what I was planning for, though with my based sacarabs. Now you got me thinking about buying some more just to mount to the display itself! Or maybe I'll make some out of sculpey...

TheEldanariPrince wrote:Awesome necrons man, will check out their plog.
Thanks, man. Please do!

AND some more progress done on the cabinet.
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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







AAAAND a few more recent shots. Got most of the structure done. Still have a lot of detail work and, of course, the spray foam. Getting nervous to spray that stuff in here!
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Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

So cool. Sub-zero. So want to copy your brilliant idea.

What's the foam going to be for again?

It will be a messy job, but you could spray it onto something and use maybe a disposable spoon to place it where you want it.

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Made in us
Lesser Daemon of Chaos







Thanks, man. The spray foam will be applied to shape the rock/ground/subterranean surroundings around the skeleton and the ruins.

Speaking of which, I DID IT! AHHH it was nerve wracking. But here's the initial phase, spraying the topside stuff (hence why the cabinet is upside down). Hope it sets okay.
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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Looking for the Rest of the II Legion

This is perhaps the greatest display case I have ever laid eyes upon.

"My friend, you would not tell with such high zest, to children ardent for some desperate glory the old lie, Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori."
Grey Knights ~ 3500, Fully Painted =][= Space Wolves ~ 4000, Fully Painted =][= Prosperine Exiles ~ WIP =][= Altian Wraiths ~ WIP
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






No problem, man. You got this.
   
 
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