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Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Nice book familiar, love such little models, they are always fun to paint. And your work for Nurgle is also progressing nicely!
   
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6 foot underwater

Theo - He doesn't even need the fans anymore to fl - he just kept them because he likes the panicked squeaking when he starts to slowly lower himself into a mound of nurglings.
Unfortunately the book won't be floating, there will be a little outcrop for it to stand on.

graven - Did someone say something about red???

CB - I get it, there were a couple of reasons I went this way. First was I still like the idea of either a drone or a spaceship using that set-up, and want to keep any potential cross-over limited. But the main one was I just had that flash when I was playing with the bits, and knew that was how I wanted it. Always good to hear different views

Don - If you want free-hanging saliva along with strands that join tooth-to-tooth, then a short length of fishing line with a drop of glue at the end (to form the drip) works well - epoxy type glues sometimes work by them selves to form a drip, but they'll sometimes curl if not under tension.

Viterbi - The familiar set had some great figures in, fun to paint.



Slow progress this week, and none on the sorceror. Bit of a spurt last couple of days, but nothing major.



Little skitter-bug done.







Plan is still for him to be on the base with fly-head, so will look again when that's ready - might end up adding a touch of verdigris, but felt like I wanted this one a bit cleaner. Still, might be too clean at present.



Herald mount is pretty much there.



Went back and forth a lot on adding a saddle - I might do another version at some point, I love the idea, but it didn't fit with the idea I had of this Herald. Also ummed and ahhed about eyelids - I also had an earlier version with a kind of compound eye - didn't work as well as I hoped. I now think I'll add an upper lid (won't quite be upper..) only, so it has the eyeball pretty much open, but has some kind of nictating membrane.
Also drilled out holes to take a couple of chains that will display bells/heads.


Bit of work on a little base.



Penny added as counterweight, and a small trench cut out. Pipe cut to fit i trench, and a hole created at one point.(it's neater if you cut the trench before gluing the coin - but I went he other way round as I changed my mind about the base after I glued it )




Trench filed with sandy paste and pipe test fitted.




Roughly tear 4 bits of corkboard to form extra height around the trench.




Stuck to the base, and sides very roughly cleaned up.




Roughly cover in sandy paste, leaving it patchier in the trench for texture.




And glue some tiny pieces of cork close to the trench - bits of earth pulled out of the trench.




While that all cures some lengths of jewellery wire are threaded through the hole in the pipe - this is 0.8mm and 0.4mm




The wires and pipe get a bit of colour added.




The base gets a black wash.





This is followed by drybrushes of karak stone and ogryn camo, with some splodges of skrag brown around the trench.




Then a wash of sepia and a light drybrush of screaming skull. Some areas get a wash of fleshtone, mainly around the trench.





Then the pipe is glued in the trench and the servitor is glued to the wires. Might have missed a photo there....








Still needs a wash over the wires to dirty them down and tie them in, cover any bare patched not covered by gluing the bits together. A bit of verdigris needed, may re-do the face a bit more pallid, and want to add a couple of hanging 'banners' from the side aerial.
The servitor was one of the builds I made from random supply drop bags, was meant o be imperial but never got round to finishing it, so made a few changes and started re-painting. There's a warp-smith undergoing painting too, they'll be together.



And continuing fun with old minis....





The ancient tech-priest from the adventures set gets a new axe and a mechadendrite - nice and easy. This will be an enginseer that is assigned to the old-school chicken walkers.



And then there's this guy....







Still undergoing sculpting.

This is going to be a kind of sensor servitor - It tracks the state of decay of the atmosphere, ground, water, poison levels etc. It floats and will be tethered to some variants of the skitter-bugs - feeding extra info back to the tri-mind servitor processing it all.


And a quick supply drop -


Dump Dog Trooper:




The hound:





Scale shot:




Comes from Your Dream Miniature, what appears to be a new Russian start-up (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/787690.page#10779949)


Loved the look, so took a punt (bit of a gamble at present I know, but hey-ho) and really pleased. Those pictures show the parts straight out of the bag - each trooper was individually bagged, nice quality, crisp details, looks nice. I'll have a play this weekend with test fitting various pats to see how they scale kit-bash wise, but I think they'll be fine.







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Mostly, on my phone.

All great but shnozz on the herald's mount is particularly ace.

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What an update! A lot of really cool stuff. Not sure where to begin but my favorite is the floating servitor, it really looks like he's pulled up the wires rather than being supported by them.

I really like the tri-sensor servitor. In The Lord of the Night, weren't there three characters who each had a third of a brain? And the villain used them to combine their brainpower and they were super smart when they were all together, but he split that intelligence into three to control them? Anyway that floating bag of brains is a great design.

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monkeytroll,

Where do you get all these ideas from?

Wonderful conversions.

Cheers,

CB

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France

You are so prolific these days ! opening this blog never disappoints, keep it up !

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Longtime Dakkanaut






That servitor is something else, loved the step by step. It really looks like it‘s floating, just marvelous!
   
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Nice work on all the things.
Like the floating and holding wires trick.


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6 foot underwater

graven - Cheers bud! I think that's it's defining feature

DQH - Thanks a lot.
He's been sitting around for ages, and I always thought I'd have him welding or fixing a door or wall panel, but that was when he belonged to the imperials
Not read it I'm afraid, but I think Skitarii mentioned a mechanicus magos who had three brains in the same tank. Possibly the one interesting thing in the book

CB - I made a deal with the ruinous powers, so I get all the ideas, but never get to finish them..... And cheers!

Kernel - Think I'm at the slowest I've been since re-appearing - don't let multiple shots of a base in progress fool you....

Viterbi - Thanks so much! Glad it turned out alright.

Doc - Many thanks. Always fun trying to figure out floating models.



Slow progress on many things - a couple have reached stages worth showing.


The marine herald




Used some strip of plasticard to add a bit of relief detail under the platform, nothing much as it will hardly be visible, but enough to beak up the flatness. You can see the messy gluing here to.




A couple of tiny strips added, which then got holes drilled through. These will take hanging chains and ropes - location was important to make sure things hang right, but alignment isn't - why they're all at odd angles.




Made a little container for lovely poisonous bio-matter and an aerial post (hole drilled through the aerial to allow an extension holding a banner).




Added a couple of side barriers using layered plasticard - went with the angle of the bases instead of vertical for a bit of interest.




And glued the pulpit in place.







Roughly placed - there'll be some cabling t the back, maybe some more bits on the interior walls.

Thought for a bit about removing the banner from the herald and having a torii type of affair holding a bell in place of he bits. Although that makes the 'banner' bigger which would seem right, it doesn't quite give me the sense that he is the herald. I'll work on detailing the current bits whilst I ruminate on that - I might change my mind.




And the herald himself turned out to be a very simple bits swap - albeit he doesn't have a right arm yet. Body from one, banner from another, backpack from a third - just some minor trimming so far.

In place of a face he'll get three cables feeding into the back of the three skulls on the pulpit.

And there will be the odd skull, spike, head and whatnot hanging on rusty chains for good measure.



Imperial Probe Droid Sniffer Drone





Body finished and primed.




And current batch of contenders for Robot Wars, err...the floaty drone's baby probe-bots.



Filth Columnist Chimera





Had this Mega-City Pat-Wagon from the old Judge Dredd kickstarter and managed to get some paint on it before I lost interest in building a scale model of the Big Meg in my room (which is what it was turning into in my mind )

For a long time there were plans to cut the eagles head off and mould on two heads - making it an ideal arbites transport. But realistically that project is one several blocks past the wall behind the back-burner. I have another project lying around (quel surprise!) involving a civvy truck that is used as a chimera by a Slaaneshi cult, so it seemed reasonable to do likewise but for Papa Nurgle. It's not a great cast - it was taken from an old (now) 3d printed master and suffers with print lines very badly. Hopefully I can use that to help create a badly worn and rusted vehicle. It'll be used by the Filfth Columnists who have infiltrated the planer ahead of The Scourge in order to spread unrest, create cults and do a bit of poisoning along the way.


First, to de-Meg it.





Remove the side bull-bars, remove the gun emplacements, remove the eagle's head. Add some vents to cover the gun mounts, stick a hook on the back, add a bird skull, and create a little pop-up turret (not working in this instance). Alsod rilled a hole in the bonnet for an attachment point for a couple of chains that will be wrapped around the 'steel crow' (work i progress name for this particular cult...). The eagle also got a few hacks and holes around the feathers.




Added top doors and a mega-phone speaker - as a cult vehicle it can spread the word via sweet sweet harmonies as it travels. Managed to ad the door handles at a wonk, I've left it for now, secretly hoping it adds to the decrepit look when finished (I know, I know, just lazy....).

Created the weapons for the turret - two old las-rifle barrels to give the impression of a multi-laser, will also get a flamer nozzle in there - didn't want to fit one externally, so all weapons in the turret.



The idea is to have it heavily rusted, so going to try out a couple of techniques to get there. Using chipping fluid to get a version of the hairspray technique, and using powder textures to create some natural chipping. For those that don't know it, the hairspray technique involves first painting our model in the colour you want to show through the chips (so bare metal, primer etc) then spraying several layers of hairspray on it, before spraying it your final color. The hairspray allows you to then chip and weather the top layer with wet stiff brushes, cocktail sticks or whatever, allowing the underlayer to show through. There are a few mediums on the market that do a similar job to hairspray, which can be a bit temperamental sometimes. I seem to recall using this on an ork building back in the day, but this will give it a real test to see how it performs. Need to check might even have two different mediums.
Using pigments to add texture and create chips involves painting on a mix of paint/wash and pigments which ends up with a rough texture. the final cloour is painted over that, and then using cocktail sticks and brushes you can chip away the paint exposing the pigment powder. I was thinking this could work well with the print-lines as the added texture will help disguise them.

I'm not expecting world-class results without completely stripping the model and doing some hideous amount of filling and sanding




Undercoat of scrag brown to start with.




Then I start with a sponge - first doombull brown, then tau light ochre. making sure to get coverage across the surface, not just the high points and wear points like you normally would with sponging. make sure attention is paid to some of the hard to get area, push that sponge in.


At this point I actually decided I didn't like the initial start, really wanted a darker start point.

So created a 'wash' using fleshtone, black wash and some rust pigment - don't need a lot for colour, it's very strong - pigment This got a fairly liberal application, and whilst still damp I transferred more pigment to various areas - just dropping it there, not trying to blend it.



It ended up much rustier and darker in tone (who'd a thunk it?) with some areas - like by the locker - getting a nice coverage.




Some areas - like the door - just got big old lumps stuck there.






Using stick and stiff brush I blended in some of the bigger lumps, then gave it all a spray of dull cote.


Then back for more sponging.






Unfortunately I got carried away here and forgot to take photos at each layer, which was the plan

Sponged on were

Doombull brown - darker than the default, reasonable coverage, again pay attention to nooks and crannies.
Scrag brown - plenty of coverage but trying to keep a lighter touch than the doombull.
Celestra grey - very light touch, only in scattered places, not full coverage.
Charadon granite - as above maybe even lighter.
Dy rust (army painter) - reasonable coverage, light touch.

Used a couple of different sponges, several pieces of each, trying to twist the sponge between each dab to avoid repetitive patterns forming. If one area gets too heavy a dab of paint from the sponge make sure you hit that lightly a few times with the next layer to break it up.

The cross beam got heavier layers of the greys, slightly different material or batch.


Then got two rust powders out and dabbed a fair splodge around - blending it a little, but not completely, keeping it a bit rough in places. This all then got hit with pigment fixer - it dakens the pigment slightly, but that's not a issue here. There will be a few bits of powder added at the end, so just adds variation.








And there 'll leave it overnight and examine it in the morning to see if I want to do anymore before next stage. And I need to check my spray as it's fairly old - and I won't get a re-stock till next week.


Thanks as always for popping in...









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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

On the one hand, what you've done to that truck makes me on the other hand it's filthy glorious! on the other other hand... wait, I seem to have mutated

Herald is looking most excellent. I wish I had the time and patience as you do to palanquin up! love the idea with the bases to make btw.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Great work on the reissue of the Dredd vehicle and I love all the little robots
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Love the relief detail under the platform - little details like that soothe the mind even if they mostly avoid the eyes .

Looking forward to seeing how the Chimera turns out. It currently looks like it belongs in a junkyard . Yet to try the hairspray (or similiar) technique for weathering myself. On the todo list...

   
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Lafayette, CO, USA

I've been away from this blog for too long. It took forever to catch up. Lot's of nice work.

The rust looks fantastic, and by that I mean really nasty.

It's been mentioned, but jumping back, that servitor with the wires really looks like it's floating and ripping out the wires. Well done.

   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

I think the vehicle should be used as terrain...it just looks like it has been sitting in a field for decades.

My two cents,

CB

34 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted Empire, Elysian and Tau armies looking for a new home. Un-painted Bretonnian metal army for sale.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Finished Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Finished Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Finished a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
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What a transformation! I am really impressed with the chimera transformation, excited to see next steps and what you'll do for treads.

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6 foot underwater

graven - I thought that might elicit a response from you I just don't think any of my Dredd stuff will see any movement, so use what I can. I need to go through them at some point to see what I can realistically keep - so might be able to sort a supply drop ot for you at some point - I know I have a few East-Meg Judges that I'll never use for start (although the sentinoid will probably find a home )
Cheers on the palanquin - I only have patience as it's needed for my usual glacial pace


Viterbi - Cheers! I'm going to end up with ore little 'bots than I can use with the big servitor drone, so may have to find some other uses for them...hmmmm


Arakasi - Indeed - big flat expanses need something, even if it's rarely seen.
It'll be a battered and weather-beaten truck, but hopefully just this side of the scrapyard when done.


Jazzy - Thanks a lot!


CB - Should have opened the roof and had a tree growing out of it... Hopefully the next steps will pull it back from total write-off.


DQH - Thanks! I think it'll be keeping wheels - I was contemplating a half-track, but there's just too much resin needs removing to get the effect I'd like.



So the rust-bucket looked fine to me, so it got a spritz of dull-cote, just need to wait on some paint for the next steps - should be here during the week.


Not a great deal else gone on - minor bits and bobs. But have 'finished' the sorceror for the Dakka Painting Challenge.






I had only just decided to do the extra pipe in blue-green here - it was buggng me for a while what to do with that. Tried a warplock bronze base for the eyes here instead of the blue I used as a filler - not sure about that. Did attempt a cheetah type pattern on the fur, but aborted that early - it really wasn't right.


And a short time later -








Tried runelord brass on the eyes - like this better, but might still do something with them tomorrow before proper photos.

Highlights on the red - particularly the gloves don't show well here - possibly hit those again. And might add another highlight to the robes just at the extremes - Too subtle with the last one - when the firs few aren't subtle at all The attempts at blending there aren't the best. Not overly happy with the verdigris either, it's a bit too patchy.
Wishing now I had tried some checks along the bottom of the robe, just to break up the expanse of green.

Any glaring issues visible to the sharp-eyed readers before I take final shots tomorrow?

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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Maybe edge-highlighting the yellow of the book?

--Brian


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6 foot underwater

Cheers Brian, there was a highlight there, but it didn't show well, so re-did that.

Also added a touch more highlights on robe and gloves and tidied up a tiny patch of orange on he robe. Added some variation to the lenses, but still not happy with them. Happy with it overa though, it is another one that can join the elite corps of finished minis


Sorceror of Nurgle, Kal The Poxweaver















And didn't fix the verdigris....oh well.

I believe next month's challenge is Support - non-combatant characters. I have several that I think can fit the bill, think I'll enter a handful and see which actually gets finished.

Now maybe some chopping and gluing...

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Good job on the things.
Nice rustiness.
Good work on the sorcerer.


The army- ~2295 points (built).

* -=]_,=-eague Spruemeister General. * A (sprue) Hut tutorial *
Dsteingass - Dr. H..You are a role model for Internet Morality! // inmygravenimage - Dr H is a model to us all
Theophony - Sprue for the spruemeister, plastic for his plastic throne! // Shasolenzabi - Toilets, more complex than folks take time to think about!  
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

He looks great, and I love where you went with the skin tone, exactly what I was thinking. And if you have filthy East Meg scum that need relocated, well, I'm sure Papa will bless you in return.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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Congrats on finishing the entry, that's a nice little scene you build there. Especially love your entry in the book, it adds so much to the model.
   
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Yeah, this is such a fun little scene. Love that little book with its little legs.

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The sorcerer diorama was well worth the wait (given the years he's been lost in his studies). Nice overall composition.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

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Palitine Il

The way you bring bits together is wonderful! I can identify a number of those little drones components but the way you bring them together they lose their original identity and become something else entirely.
   
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Wiltshire, UK

I really like the Sorceror of Nurgle, very cool old school all the way

   
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Completely Painted and recognisable as the original models? Who are you and what have you done with Monkeytroll? Excellent job imposter!

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6 foot underwater

Doc - Cheers mucker!

graven - Well, gloves and armour rather than flesh, but still I will do a delve in the near future to see what MC-1 stuff I have.

Viterbi - Thank you, my main reason for entering this year was for motivation to get models finished.

DQH - Thanks a lot - the familiars are great little models.

Theo - Decades even Cheers!

ChaoticMind - Many thanks! Always happy to hear it all comes together.

Gir - There is no school except the old school.....

Llama - The grots keep prodding me....Let's face it, it's about time some actually got finished



LOER terrain piece...

The gears of the dark mechanicus move slowly, but they move...

For now, shelved the idea of an actual complex and building a few individual pieces - always a chance to base them all together later if I want.



My favourite CD basing - here covered in a square textured plasticard sheet as I figured I didn't want it to all be treadplate (although there may be some). Took a chunk out of a small Pringles can and inserted a piece roughly chipped from a plastic test-tube type container - roughly chipped as it's too big for my pipe-cutter and I appear to have misplaced my saw blades. This will eventually become a central pillar with embedded bio-tank.

As an aside, I have some smaller harder test tubes that didn't like the pipe-cutter...



As soon as the cutter is tight enough to be useful the tubes start to shatter - the messy attempt in the middle is the best you can do before it's too tight - it either is too loose to cut smoothly, or too tight for the plastic.





One textured disc and one matching plain disc - slightly bigger than the Pringles top. These will be stuck together for strength. The ring and the other plain disc are a bit bigger than the first two - one will be the bottom layer, with the ring providing a border for the main disc.




Then cut out a few matching lengths of plain and textured for 'walkways', the plain with one end shaped to match the previous disc - the textured layer was then cut to match.




The discs are glued, followed by three walkway sections - switched a few times between 2, 3 or 4 before deciding.




And the border section in place.




Strengthening pieces under each arm.




Girder sections with angled ends, again under each arm. End plates will likely get added.



A thin sheet of pasticard, with a hole cut for the bio-tank. This column will get several sheets with vertical border details. I normally use either thin plasticard or paper to ski items like pringles can to hide the seams. Paper is obviously cheaper, but plasticard has the added advantage of being able to glue bits too.



One end is glued down with superglue and epoxy, and clamped to provide a starting point for the rest.




The whole sheet glued down and clamped at the far end. It's not a perfect fit at the top but that area will be covered later.





Smaller bio-tank created with part of an arm, some wire, a leman russ road wheel and a bit of the tube W&N brushes are shipped in. Thin plastics strips will be used to tidy up the edges.





And a spherical tank - 2 hemispheres, with a strip on the inner and outer surface of one - this allows the other half to clip into place, plus provides an area to paint so that looking across the sphere doesn't show the unpainted surfaces where bits have been glued.



Decided to play it safe with this month's Dakka painting challenge (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/788866.page#10815418) - In a Supporting Role.

Several contenders and I'll see which gets finished in time...



Wasteland trader with his trusty mule, Slaaneshi cultist in the guise of a circus baker, the survey servitor or a manual labour servitor. Also threw in the 2 Heralds - unlikely but always possible....


Current status...










The trader and his mule. Looking to mainly keep it quite light in tone. The chest plate on the trader will probably be in the colours of is trade company - likely to be mirrored on a pennant for the mule.





Slaaneshi circus barker. Had to redo the stilts as I realised I had built something hard to base and paint. Purples and pinks with turquoise on the collar. Staff and stilts will fade between colours.






Survey servitor.


Labour servitor is waiting on a delivery of some zombie heads - my preferred choice for servitor heads.



Cheers for stopping in....

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

All good progress. Reminds me I need to get kicking myself...

   
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Affton, MO. USA

I have no words or even binary squeaks for how well executed these are. The arm in a test tube in itself I should so simple yet perfectly executed. We need a slow clapping Orc emoji

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

So many exciting and lovely things here, but that wasteland trader is stunning. Wouldn't look out of place in just about any sci-fi universe. Corking.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
 
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