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Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

As it says show off your random looking and or unusual objective markers,add a little bit on how you made it and out of what,if you can remember.
I like making themed markers to make use of some of the odd bits i have about,or just to add some variety to a force,example being a chaos princes treasures,anyone who would like to copy my markers go ahead,and any fresh ideas on tyranid objective marker ideas would be sweet.

"My Collection So Far"


1st up Fuel Objective markers. usually used in loot missions where a certain amount must be gathered before the enemy side does the same,and or in citys of death games,where if placed in a fortification or building grants the "torrent" special rule.usable by all but a couple of armys.

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Next up Scrap markers. again used in loot missions,makes for good ork mekboy bits,easy to make using bits of broken electronics gears ripped off of motors etc,straws for pipes,bbs from airsoft for cannonballs you get the idea.

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Ammo Stash/Dump Markers,used in both citys of death & loot missions,or to represent single use weapons like the demo charge,or add effects such as re-rolls to hit.

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Random Use markers,such as water rations for arid moons deserts etc,adding extra turns once collected.
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Night Vision Scanners adding dice to distance that can be seen in night fighting ruled games.
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Observation points,Strategic Asset Used on scout missions where a certain amount would have be to reached,before evacuation taking vital info back to the main force.
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Weapons Markers,again used in loot missions,and or tech gathering missions for inquisitors,skitarii.
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Booby Traps,Used in Citys of death to make building explode upon entering.
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Chaos Markers,used as summoning points,or add special rules such as fear,fearless,counter attack etc.
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Treasure used in loot missions,or as a nice addition or a daemon princes goodys.
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Necron Resurrection Orbs read picture description in my album objective markers to find out how i made it and its use.
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Lastly the few Tyranid objective markers i could think of making and one of them is don't really count being the infestions.
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Great job there. Depending on how 8th edition goes, I will borrow these ideas you have. Thank you for sharing. Really like them.

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Hampshire, UK

I went quick and easy with mine.



Some better and more themed markers are on the ever-expanding to do list

 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'






I think you may have an objective marker problem .

I sculpted and cast a bunch of these mushrooms for another user a few years back, and put a set together for my own Ork objective markers.


Then I also put these together for another user.




   
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Fireknife Shas'el






Tau objective markers from spare tau parts.


   
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Nothing uber-fantastic here.. I did the bases with brown, and the putty around the base of the crystals as well.

   
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Boosting Ultramarine Biker






Cardiff,Wales.

Davor wrote:Great job there. Depending on how 8th edition goes, I will borrow these ideas you have. Thank you for sharing. Really like them.

Cool and it's okay.
D4V1D0 wrote:I went quick and easy with mine.


Some better and more themed markers are on the ever-expanding to do list

Seen them before cannot for the life of me remember there name,pretty sure there from a sororitas army mark holy places i'am guessing?
hungryp wrote:I think you may have an objective marker problem .

I sculpted and cast a bunch of these mushrooms for another user a few years back, and put a set together for my own Ork objective markers.


Then I also put these together for another user.




I have more than a few objective markers yeah,kinda made another few since posting this,will post them in the future after some other models get painted.
Mushrooms huh that's well fantasy in my mind there poisonous or somesuch.

John Prins wrote:Tau objective markers from spare tau parts.


In need of more floaty objectives,nice drones and paintjob,burst cannons are lower halfs ?

Sauragnmon wrote:Nothing uber-fantastic here.. I did the bases with brown, and the putty around the base of the crystals as well.


Crystals there nice,will be making a set of my own in the future for a small necron army using the green plastic sprue that will be left over. tiberium-markers huh,gotta love command&conquer.

   
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Ontario

Nice thread idea. I just started making some for my nids, uses the spore mine bits from the drop pod kit

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Irked Necron Immortal





Hampshire, UK

 u971 wrote:
Seen them before cannot for the life of me remember there name,pretty sure there from a sororitas army mark holy places i'am guessing?


I just found them in my old bitz box. I think they came from either the fortress of redemption or imperial sector building sprues.

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Fireknife Shas'el






 u971 wrote:

John Prins wrote:Tau objective markers from spare tau parts.


In need of more floaty objectives,nice drones and paintjob,burst cannons are lower halfs ?


Yep! I converted plastic stealth to use Crisis suit burst cannons, so had the stealth ones left over. Just a matter of flipping the parts around a bit.


   
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Cardiff,Wales.

Skawt wrote:Nice thread idea. I just started making some for my nids, uses the spore mine bits from the drop pod kit

Spore mine bits huh sounds good let me know how they turn out.
D4V1D0 wrote:
 u971 wrote:
Seen them before cannot for the life of me remember there name,pretty sure there from a sororitas army mark holy places i'am guessing?


I just found them in my old bitz box. I think they came from either the fortress of redemption or imperial sector building sprues.

Imperial sector box set looks nice,always wanted to build a medium size manufactorum on a base,but went another way and bought a few boxes of some of the new game workshop stuff instead and some older more expensive models,next year most likely will buy one,hopefully GW won't randomly discontinue them in that time.

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 u971 wrote:

John Prins wrote:Tau objective markers from spare tau parts.


In need of more floaty objectives,nice drones and paintjob,burst cannons are lower halfs ?


Yep! I converted plastic stealth to use Crisis suit burst cannons, so had the stealth ones left over. Just a matter of flipping the parts around a bit.


Made another tau objective marker,out of a old O,Shovah i dropped and killed long time ago,metal shield part,likely make a couple of crashed drones in snow or somesuch seen a few good looking ones around the place,and have spare 40mm bases for them,but no drones yet,needed the last pack i bought for my ethereal's guards.

New Objective Marker Set Below,Theme:Snow & City Ruins.(sprue bricks) Read each Pictures Description for some ideas on there rules and or uses.


Tau Force Field Strategic Asset Marker.
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Holy Place Objective Marker.
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Vox Radio Objective Marker.
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Small Ammo Stash Objective Marker.
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Power Pack Objective Marker.
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Love these. Objective markers can make all the difference imaginatively to a game.

I really should be all over the 40k objective market scene but for some reason all my objective marker love has gone to Battletech single-hex micro scale objectives. Bunkers, comms tower, fuel yard, that sort of thing. Not sure if that's really what you want to see.

   
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Here are mine:


And these:

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Cardiff,Wales.

theCrowe wrote:Love these. Objective markers can make all the difference imaginatively to a game.

I really should be all over the 40k objective market scene but for some reason all my objective marker love has gone to Battletech single-hex micro scale objectives. Bunkers, comms tower, fuel yard, that sort of thing. Not sure if that's really what you want to see.

Just looked though some of your battletech stuff damn they some good objective markers! loving the re-purposed bottlecaps tops vent thingys,sentry guns & tiny little dioramas voted on a few.

Gunzhard wrote:
Here are mine:


And these:

Nice I have some of them bits the hive node mainly,thinking of doing something like a little diorama with a couple of termagants and some bits floating in goo in the center,similar to yours but with more leviathany colors,and likely a snow theme.
Love the little table with stuff on it ,see some space marine missiles on there to nice.

   
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Here are my Guard objectives. Turret, stash and comms array.


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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

 u971 wrote:
theCrowe wrote:Love these. Objective markers can make all the difference imaginatively to a game.

I really should be all over the 40k objective market scene but for some reason all my objective marker love has gone to Battletech single-hex micro scale objectives. Bunkers, comms tower, fuel yard, that sort of thing. Not sure if that's really what you want to see.

Just looked though some of your battletech stuff damn they some good objective markers! loving the re-purposed bottlecaps tops vent thingys,sentry guns & tiny little dioramas voted on a few.


Well thanks, I really appreciate that. I'll post this one just by way of example.



This little fuel yard is made up of lots of bits of junk. The big tanks are some upturned birthday candle holders with the spikes cut off. The fence is a stack of regular paper staples. The gate is some plastic net from supermarket garlic. The trees are bits of tree roots (they make the best miniature trees) the little guy is a z-scale figure.
Most all of my objectives are made of junk, some have bits of recycled 40k bits which you might recognise. Glad you enjoyed the gallery. I've been working on some hex-map airfields, bridge, factory and radar station too recently. I'll post pics when they're painted up.

Still no 40k objectives in my collection. I should get to work.

An awesome Tyranid objective would be a guy in a blood stained lab-coat carrying a large formaldehyde jar with some kind of Nid-foetus in it.

   
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Kinda looks like you've got 2 4s haha

 
   
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Neat! These are all really cool I've been meaning to make some objective markers for my exodites actually. Got some trees on the way for a cool idea I had

Basically, the native Indians used to (probably still do) hang up animal skulls they'd hunted on specific trees in each territory. This acted as both a warning to invaders, and a method for letting others know which animals were available to hunt (and how many had been hunted recently, preventing over-hunting).

As my exodites hunt humans, I thought I'd do a similar grimdark thing for them...

Think cannibals meet shrikes

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
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Flinty wrote:Here are my Guard objectives. Turret, stash and comms array.


Ooo well nice jealous of your turret,always wanted to make a set of 3 as alien style sentry guns to use in citys of death,but could never obtain the bits needed,cool comms array,again you have something i would like to make,likely make myself in the future but would scratch build a dish and use a bigger base when i eventually make my one,lacking aerials atm but they could be improvised.

theCrowe wrote:
 u971 wrote:
theCrowe wrote:Love these. Objective markers can make all the difference imaginatively to a game.

I really should be all over the 40k objective market scene but for some reason all my objective marker love has gone to Battletech single-hex micro scale objectives. Bunkers, comms tower, fuel yard, that sort of thing. Not sure if that's really what you want to see.

Just looked though some of your battletech stuff damn they some good objective markers! loving the re-purposed bottlecaps tops vent thingys,sentry guns & tiny little dioramas voted on a few.


Well thanks, I really appreciate that. I'll post this one just by way of example.



This little fuel yard is made up of lots of bits of junk. The big tanks are some upturned birthday candle holders with the spikes cut off. The fence is a stack of regular paper staples. The gate is some plastic net from supermarket garlic. The trees are bits of tree roots (they make the best miniature trees) the little guy is a z-scale figure.
Most all of my objectives are made of junk, some have bits of recycled 40k bits which you might recognise. Glad you enjoyed the gallery. I've been working on some hex-map airfields, bridge, factory and radar station too recently. I'll post pics when they're painted up.

Still no 40k objectives in my collection. I should get to work.

An awesome Tyranid objective would be a guy in a blood stained lab-coat carrying a large formaldehyde jar with some kind of Nid-foetus in it.

Damn thats some good recycling yeah seen a door off an old imperial tank on the drinkcaps bunker as doors,look perfect in scale for the little bunker,garlic net - i have some of that in my bits box also its going to turn into 40k style fences in the future,when i get back to terrain that is,several small 40k armys to paint before that.

As for the tyranid idea sounds awesome as it would likely look,but bit much conversion for me to do at the moment,but has given me a brainwave of small tyranid bits floating in funky colored goo in lab jars as objectives,will use clear pen tube sliced up with some tiny control panel and some reinforcement on both ends of the tube,have to wait on that one though,after a few more squads are painted will likely generate another 10,or more unusual and or different looking themed objective markers to add to my growing collection.

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Nice Crate/box did you make it? looking for some myself but none look 40k enough for my tastes,that looks just right though,also cool sensors that chaos one looks well funky.

Ynneadwraith wrote:Neat! These are all really cool I've been meaning to make some objective markers for my exodites actually. Got some trees on the way for a cool idea I had

Basically, the native Indians used to (probably still do) hang up animal skulls they'd hunted on specific trees in each territory. This acted as both a warning to invaders, and a method for letting others know which animals were available to hunt (and how many had been hunted recently, preventing over-hunting).

As my exodites hunt humans, I thought I'd do a similar grimdark thing for them...

Think cannibals meet shrikes

Suddenly predator jumps into my mind,remembering it's thing for trophy skulls,am aware of such hunting totems in tribal and warrior squads/groups,sounds like its going to turn out creepily morbid,be great for more than one army to orks and as you said humans and dark eldar would look appropriate especially for marking territory or for a backround when taking pictures.

Non related to the above replys,voted on a few pictures of anyone that posted there markers on here,since i have not seen a bad one yet.

   
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 D4V1D0 wrote:
I went quick and easy with mine.



Some better and more themed markers are on the ever-expanding to do list


I like these. They stand out, which is nice for an objective marker. No need for them to blend in with the terrain. Is there room for a die on them?

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Cardiff,Wales.

Thought i would keep this thread alive,surely dakka has more than a handful of people making themed objective markers.
x3 Additional Scrap Markers,But next batch are going to be a bit different ,few ideas rattling around,will have to wait and see.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

It'd be awesome to pull together a really orky set for kb_lock's Dakka klan project. https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/656634.page
All donations welcome, and he'll even pay for shipping.

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Cardiff,Wales.

 theCrowe wrote:
It'd be awesome to pull together a really orky set for kb_lock's Dakka klan project. https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/656634.page
All donations welcome, and he'll even pay for shipping.

Sort of intrigued by said project,looked into in it,and i say maybe but will be in the unknown hazy future,When i eventually get around to painting my ork army,and then to do the above would need several more ork thingys to make objective markers,have very few ork parts,not many alien objective markers either there should be more,there will be more,in time i will see to that.

   
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Assassin with Black Lotus Poison





Bristol

Not scratch built or converted or anything like that but I use these little guys (with the dead big guy serving as the footrest of Commander Farsight):

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Edinburgh

Love the numbering system, gunzhard! Nice subtle touch on the tyranid ones too.

I made some grisly loot markers and a captive marker for necromunda -





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I also love those mushrooms, hungryp - very creative, and easily done!

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Cardiff,Wales.

@ Scarper , Cool little dioramas very sci fi.
@A Town Called Malus , Damn they are some well painted grots liking the ones that strangling the other well funny.

Should have posted these at an earlier time they could be used as objective markers or alone as one bigone,medium size sci fi containers easily be used as is for said purpose [made from milk bottle tops]


   
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United Kingdom

I turned my objectives into little dioramas:

Comms relay


I did this one years and years ago, painting standard makes me cringe a little bit now; two cultists summoning:

   
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Bristol

 u971 wrote:

@A Town Called Malus , Damn they are some well painted grots liking the ones that strangling the other well funny.


Oh, that's a picture of the Heavy Metal painted ones from the GW website which I found in Google (though don't think GW are making the set any more). I don't have mine with me so can't get a picture, unfortunately

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Cardiff,Wales.

@ sockwithaticket ,Forge World Scanner huh, don't see to many of them things nice paintjob on the guardsman,kinda unusual alot of these marker diorama they all look soo,interactive,unlike a number of mine

@A Town Called Malus ,Ahh My bad! assumed they were yours,also assumed they were conversions or sculpted.

   
 
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