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Huddersfield

Hello! I've decided to take the plunge and post some of my projects (conversions, painting and scratch builds) in the hope of getting some good feedback so I can improve. In that spirit, all comments and criticism would be very welcome.
I mostly play 40k (Imperial Guard / Inquisition etc) but am interested in all sorts, including Inq28 and Bloodbowl, and a bit of scenery building too. So you'll find all of those things here sooner or later, probably in a very disorganised manner.

Without further ado, a few pics of current projects:

(1) Imperial Guard rough riders (completed test model, rest of the squad is WIP)
(2) Inquisition troops (Crusaders, Acolytes/stormtroopers plus gun servitor)
(3) Some junk-built scenery - a damaged chemical refinery with toxic lake. Not sure where I'm going with this really, it'll probably be part of something bigger eventually.

Need to work on my photography, I know... most of these are on my painting table at the moment so I'll post more when they're done.
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40K Imperial Guard Rough Rider (side)

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40K Imperial Guard Rough Rider (front)

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40K Inq28 Inquisition Crusaders WIP

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40K Inq28 Inquisition Gun Servitor, Acolyte, Stormtrooper WIP

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40K Underhive junk-built terrain Toxic Lake WIP

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40K Underhive junk-built terrain Toxic Lake WIP painted

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Canterbury

Looking good so far

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Edinburgh

Love that rough rider, and the putty work on the crusaders. I'll be watching this thread, thanks for posting!

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Huddersfield

Thanks for the comments, folks.

@scarper, the crusader with the helmet actually has the standard Cadian sargeant's head under the miliput. Always seem to have hundreds of those in the bits box so I figured this would be a good use for one.

These guys are starting to get some paint now, more WIP pics below. As always, C&C very welcome.
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

And introducing my as-yet-unnamed Inquisitor... Been working on her for a while but I think she's just about ready for some paint.
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Huddersfield

Well, the Inquisitor and her crew are progressing nicely. Next up after some final highlights, I've been building some underhive mutants to face off against them, and an acolyte / interrogator for the warband.

Can't decide if the mutants are a bit over the top, any thoughts or criticisms would be welcome!
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Inquisitor and Retinue WIP

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Underhive Mutants WIP

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Inquisitor's Acolyte WIP

   
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Huddersfield

Introducing Inquisitor Alaryx of the Ordo Xenos, with her two bodyguards and gun servitor...
Pretty happy with them, not perfect by any means but probably the best minis I've made to date. Just need some varnish and then I can get them off my overcrowded painting table!

Next up: more underhive mutants, and some Oldcromunda figs that have been in the paint stripper ready for a new lease of life.
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Kinebrach-Knobbling Xeno Interrogator





Huddersfield

Had a nice Bitz order arrived yesterday so I've been on a building spree.

First up is the beginnings of my Necromunda Orlock gang, made up of some conversions from the old 1995 metal minis along with a female ganger by Mark Copplestone. Yes, my Orlocks let the girls shoot. And I think when painted these guys will have enough style similarities that they'll work coherently.

Second pic is a couple of underhive bounty hunters I bashed together, and I really like these guys (in my head they're called Bill and Bob, no idea why). Bob, on the left, likes to drag his prey back alive for minimum mess, though he's not averse to cracking a skull when required. Bill (right) is a half-human, half-squat tracker who leads Bill to the target then provides some serious firepower to cover his back.

As always, c&c very much appreciated... Thanks for reading.
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Bill and Bob, underhive bounty hunters

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Huddersfield

Mutants are emerging from the underhive...
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Huddersfield

Happy Christmas dakka-ites, and all the best for 2018...

I've been kit-bashing some Necromunda Bounty hunters while I save up for the Underhive boxed set... On the right is The Captain, who always brings his quarry back alive (just about); and on the left, his friend The Bloodhound, half-human half-squat tracker.
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Necromunda underhive bounty hunters

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Necromunda underhive bounty hunters


   
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Huddersfield

Well, I finally got hold of the Necromunda box last week so have started on my Eschers. Still WIP but these 4 ladies are well on the way to being finished. I've been throwing in some dark eldar bits as I build the gang, to give them a more diverse look. Let me know what you think!

You can also follow my progress in terrain building on the current LOER thread (link should be in my signature) where I'm reimagining some of the old cardstock Necromunda scenery using a variety of materials and found objects. There's some great stuff being made over there, well worth checking out.
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USA

I came to check out what else you've been up to other than the LoER terrain comp, and I'm not disappointed. I love seeing conversion work and sculpting additions to minis. I like the work on the Inquisitor and retinue. What material do you use when sculpting new parts onto your minis? I like the look of your mutants too, and I wouldn't worry about them being over the top, they're actually tame compared to some of the weird mutants I made for a Lost and the Damned force.

You might want to post your LoER terrain pics here as well as the contest thread for posterity. Keep up the good work.

   
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Huddersfield

 Syro_ wrote:
I came to check out what else you've been up to other than the LoER terrain comp, and I'm not disappointed. I love seeing conversion work and sculpting additions to minis. I like the work on the Inquisitor and retinue. What material do you use when sculpting new parts onto your minis? I like the look of your mutants too, and I wouldn't worry about them being over the top, they're actually tame compared to some of the weird mutants I made for a Lost and the Damned force.

You might want to post your LoER terrain pics here as well as the contest thread for posterity. Keep up the good work.


Thanks @Syro, sorry I didn't see your post a bit earlier! Really enjoyed your work in the LoER thread as well.
I generally use Milliput for sculpting. GS doesn't entirely work for me, though I realise it does for most people. Can't really put my finger on why. It's probably partly because I got into the hobby in the mid-90s till early 2000s then took a 15 year Break... Never heard of GS back then but I certainly experimented with Milliput back then (it was expensive stuff in those days!!)

I'm about to do a bit of a photo dump here now I'm catching up, I'll certainly throw in some of the LoER stuff for posterity.

   
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USA

Thanks . Except for certain uses I'm not too much of a fan of green stuff either. I find it too sticky the way it grabs my tools even when I wet them, and how green stuff almost seems to fight back pushing against a detail I try to sculpt and seeming to loose the sharpness of that detail. I mostly use Apoxie Sculpt personally, but more recently I almost exclusively use a mixture of greenstuff and apoxie sculpt. It's worked veyr well for me. I think both Cam and WireCat have mentioned that mixing milliput with greenstuff works well for them, you may want to try it.
I'm looking forward to your photo dump

   
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I like the work you do. Saw it in the LoER contest, found this thread. I'm glad I found it early on, looking forward to seeing the things you do.

 
   
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Huddersfield

Thanks for the comments folks, much appreciated. @Syro thanks for the tip about mixing GS and Milliput, I'll certainly give that a go.

As promised, bit of a photo dump now of stuff I've been working on while I was neglecting this blog a bit. Enjoy!
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=I= Interrogator (left), Chrono-Gladiator (right), WIP

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Ordo Hereticus Inquisitor & Retinue

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Necromunda Escher Gang - "The Poison Shadows"

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Necromunda terrain on the table (still WIP - scratch built centrepiece plus TT Combat MDF terrain)

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Necromunda scratch-built terrain WIP


   
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USA

Cool stuff! I like how dark and brooding the color scheme on that servitor is. I really like seeing your Necromunda tower as part of a board now. Looking forward you your other Necromunda piece.

   
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Huddersfield

Cheers @Syro.

Few more pics here of some odd minis I've been working on. I'm running my first Inq28 game at the end of the month, using a hive city setting so there's a lot of crossover between this and my Necromunda stuff, both the terrain and the minis.

C&C very welcome, thanks for looking in folks.
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Inq28 Planetary Defence Force squad

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The Old Man of the Sump (unsanctioned psyker)

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Underhive Doc


   
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Italy

Cool stuff! I like your models, and keep it up with the terrains, they seems very promising!

   
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Huddersfield

Thanks @b-tone, very kind of you.

Realised I hadn't posted this guy yet, a salvage hauler for the #nestorianinfestedpopulation project (look them up on the Facebook"Inquisitorum" page if you're so inclined...)

He's designed to be a manual labourer / civilian infected by a genestealer cult, though in this case the genetic changes seem to have gone awry and left something like a biological servitor, endlessly hauling carts of scrap metals and archaeotech.
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Huddersfield

Hello good folks of Dakka,

Lots going on in my workshop but keep forgetting to take photos... Here are a couple I did catch of some more WIP Necromunda terrain boards. C&C would be most appreciated!

Thanks for looking in.
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WIP Necromunda terrain - ruined Manufactorum


   
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Huddersfield

Oops, managed to miss this one off...
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WIP Necromunda terrain - underhive dwellings


   
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Your work is inspiring. Well done all around.

 
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Yep, couldn't agree more with Skalk. Great stuff going on these pages



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The tribe feasted upon Goblin-flesh long into the night - all except for Ruglud, who couldn't get his helmet off, and was reduced to sucking broth through a straw 
   
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Huddersfield

@Skalk and @Ruglud - thanks, you are too kind!

Bit more terrain progress, not many minis being painted but I've got to get my underhive table ready for an Inq28 game next week!
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Huddersfield

Well, it's been an insane weekend of terrain building to get my underhive board finished on schedule... Couple of days left for finishing touches but here are the main bits I've been working on. As always, C&C very welcome, and thanks for looking in.
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Necromunda - abandoned Manufactorum

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Necromunda - Bastion

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Necromunda - shanty town


   
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Text is a poor form of communication so I want to be clear up front that this is intended to be a respectful and helpful critique. I'm also offering solutions if you choose to pursue a change on your models.

Your ability to use random junk materials to build impressive models is excellent. Your weathering and shading technique truly brings the model to life. Unfortunately, the lettering, numbering, and hazard stripes you've hand painted are inconsistent and bringing the quality of your finished product down. Adding a cleaner element of detail will make your models even better than before.

Here are some possible solutions:

1- Numbers and letters- water transfer decals. GW transfers and O scale model train transfers would be what you are looking for here. I've been using them for years and they not only improved the look of my terrain instantly, they helped force scale perspective.

2- Hazard stripes- the hazard stripes in the pics are another quick fix- I copied a hazard stripe pattern online and used my home printer to print it to photo paper. I have a paper cutter but a hobby knife and metal ruler would be as effective.

Here's an example of some of my finished results:

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3- Stenciling. I haven't tried that method but I've seen others that have and the results were very good. All the examples were done with airbrushes though and I'm not sure if you have one. If yes, it's worth trying. If not, nothing to be lost by trying it by hand on a test piece of plastic.

I hope this helps.

 
   
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Huddersfield

@Skalk thanks for your considered reply, I really appreciate it. I completely agree, especially about the lettering/numbering - I'm not happy with it in several places. It's really helpful to get an outside critique to help you focus on where to improve.
I like the idea of stencils but don't have an airbrush atm (moving to a bigger house in the summer so I should have a suitable ventilated workshop, fingers crossed...) - till then I think transfers are definitely worth a look.

   
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Italy

Finished terrain looks like they kept their coolness promise!
If I can say it, good from Skalk to carry out the famous constructive criticism in a real good way.

   
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Preston/England/United Kingdom

This is some dammed good terrain. Really inventive and imaginative.
   
 
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