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Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Organizational first post.

Items will be color coded. Green for completed, Red for in-progress, and Violet for up-and-coming.
Pop open spoilers for details on each project.

Most recent model(s)

WIP Black Coach


More here



Workstation
Spoiler:
Obligatory(?) workstation pic. We have an 80 pound dog, 3 cats, my girlfriend and myself in a 750 sq ft apartment, so space is at a premium.





I'm lucky enough to have a couple of the cabinets they use at GW. I keep one in the apartment, and the other is in storage until we eventually move to a place with more room (that we can afford, stupid Toronto). The shelves are a bit of a mess; I will snap a new picture once I reorganize and do some spring cleaning.


Lamenters
Spoiler:
Throwback to my Lamenters from 2010, and built for a super-soft narrative event (the army may slow-grow into something more as time progresses). I'm aiming to get this army done by mid September so expect quick work on this.

Army Shots - WIP #1, WIP #2, WIP #3, WIP #4, WIP #5, WIP #6, Completed
Librarian Dreadnought Argastes - Completed
Librarian Dreadnought Laertes - Completed
Death Company Dreadnought Malthus - Completed
Redemptor Dreadnought Zuriel - Completed
Deredeo Coriomachus - WIP #1, Completed
Contemptor Mortis Raguel - Completed
Contemptor Mortis Sarathiel - Completed
Leviathan Petrarch - WIP #2, Completed
Leviathan Faustus - Completed


The Hykso'khasut - Necrons
Spoiler:
Current status: Almost done converting my 3 Doomsday Arks. Will begin painting them, the Tomb Sentinel, and a second Triarch Stalker soon.

What's in a name? I happened upon the name "Hyksos", a greek term used for the 15th Dynasty of Egyptian rulers colloquially known as the "shepherd kings", and the Egyptological pronunciation "heqa khasut", meaning "rulers of foreign lands". Since you first have to conquer foreign lands before you can rule them, I felt this was very appropriate for the Maynarkh Dynasty and it's conquering ways. I bastardized and merged both the Greek and Egyptian pronunciations and voila!

Thematically, the army is a part of the Maynarkh Dynasty, led by Arch-Cryptek Toholk the Blind and overseen by the Phaerakh herself, Xun'bakar, the Mother of Oblivion. Toholk has been tasked with creating new and more powerful constructs with which the Dynasty can pursue it's mission to exterminate all life, and to oversee this R&D process, Xun'bakar oversees to ensure Toholk's loyalty and witness first-hand the efficacy of his warmachines. (It's funny because reading up on the Hyksos, they were known to have brought many technical innovations to Egypt, so there's another parallel being drawn here as well!)

The army is thus a test-bed for these new constructs, and will feature a lot of heavy conversions and counts-as almost across the board, shifting away from the skimmer/repulsor tech of Games Workshop's original designs, and leaning more on the biped walker motif.


Destroyer Lord - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed,
Arch-Cryptek Toholk - Completed
Triarch Stalker - WIP #1, WIP #2, WIP #3
10 Immortals - WIP #1, Completed
10 Immortals - Completed
20 Warriors - WIP #1, Completed
Ghost Ark - WIP #1, WIP #2, WIP #3, Completed
3 Canoptek Scarabs
3 Canoptek Scarabs - WIP #1, WIP #2
Tomb Sentinel - Assembled, WIP #1, Completed
Destroyers - Completed
6 Tomb Blades - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed
Tesseract Ark - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed
Tesseract Ark - Completed
Doomsday Arks - WIP #1

Display Board - WIP #1

Astronomi-con 2018 Recap


Adeptus Titanicus
Spoiler:
I have chosen to do the Traitor Titan Legious Xestobiax, allied with the Traitor Knight Household Ærthegn.

Legio Shot - Completed
Warlord #1 - WIP#1, WIP #2, Completed
Warlord #2 - WIP#1, Completed
Warhound Squadron #1 - Completed
Warhound Squadron #2 - Completed
Questoris Knight Banner - WIP #1, Completed
Cerastus Knight Banner #1 - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed
Cerastus Knight Banner #2 - WIP #1, Completed


Grand Host of Nagash
Spoiler:


Army Shots
Nagash - WIP #1, WIP #2, WIP #3, WIP #4, Completed
Kurdoss Valentian - WIP #1, Completed
Reikenor the Grimhailer - WIP #1, Completed
Dreadblade Harrow - Completed
Knight of Shrouds on Steed - Completed
Vampire Lord - Completed
2 Necromancers - WIP #1, Completed
2 Chainghasts - Completed
6 Chainghasts - WIP #1, Completed
15 Bladegheist Revenants - Completed
15 Bladegheist Revenants - WIP #1, WIP #2, [url-https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/240/761357.page#10581789]Completed[/url]
40 Grimghast Reapers - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed
40 Chainrasps - WIP #1, Completed
10 Dire Wolves - Completed
The Black Coach - WIP #1, WIP #2
Umbral Spellportals - WIP #1, Completed
Prismatic Pallisade - WIP #1, Completed


Arena Rex
Spoiler:


Helleniki - WIP #1


Shadespire
Spoiler:


Mollog's Crew - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed



Infinity: Combined Army
Spoiler:


Avatar - WIP #1, WIP #2


Showcase
Spoiler:
This will be where I showcase one-offs and models/projects that aren't for any specific games. Most of these are usually for funsies and how I take breaks during army projects to keep my sanity.

Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the XIII Legion - Completed
Yu Jing Imperial Service - Completed, Updated
Gaius Julius Caesar, Emperor of Rome - Completed
Daenarys of the House Targaryen, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed
Aionus, the Father of Time - WIP #1, Completed
Radigundus - WIP #1, Completed
Lady of Anguish - WIP #1, WIP #2, WIP #3, Completed
Winston Churchill - Completed
(Robo) Geisha - WIP #1, WIP #2, Completed

Orc Pirate - WIP #1




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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Certainly awesome.
   
Made in hu
Beard Squig



Hungary

Those are some good looking conversions.
Keep up the good work!
   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Apparently DDakka appended this post automatically. So what I'm going to do is edit and move the bottom to a new post after someone replies, just so my OCD brain can keep this first post clean.

I started this army years ago at the tail end of 5th Edition, and built it around the idea of these giant bipedal walkers that replaced my Annihilation Barges:



I am essentially re-purposing this army, repainting and modifying what I can, and building up new where required. A couple of my old walkers will be converted into Doomsday Arks, because Doomsday Guns are the tits. Can I say that? I don't know, but I've said it.

You know what else is fantastic in the new book? Destroyers. But GW Destroyers look like pure, unadulterated garbage. You know what doesn't? Miniature walkers.



Boom. This is the love-child of a Wraith and a Tomb Blade. I've got six of these bad boys in painting progress, so more photos of that later. But for now, you get this teaser.

I've got Warriors, and you know what Warriors can't leave home without? Their rowboat. But I've already got lots of walkers in my army, so you know what I'll do instead of a rowboat?

Make a bigger walker.




And here's me laying down some robotic hatred on some Girly-men.



You'll probably note that my army is not orange. It's white. Why is that? Probably because I'm an idiot who isn't able to replicate the original color scheme. I've made it a habit now to record color mixes for every army project I do now, just so future me won't look back and curse the day past me was born.

Project teased. Stay tuned for more.

The above was appended to the first post; I've moved it to keep the original post neater.

Finally done the 6 Destroyers. All the fiddly bits took longer than I hoped they would, plus life got in the way. But there they are.



Now it's time to wrap up the infantry:

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Made in de
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest






Germany

Those are great conversions
   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Thanks for the kind words! The fluff behind this army is that it's supposed to be the Maynarkh Dynasty, led by Arch-Cryptek Toholk the Blind and Xun'Bakar, Mother of Oblivion. Toholk is a master-artificer, responsible for a lot of the existing constructs used by the Necrons, and I want to convert up a large portion of my army to represent all the various constructs and designs that are basically in the "R&D" phase before implementation across the Empire.

Of course, I wasn't a huge fan of the generic color scheme "suggested" by Forgeworld, so I've adapted my own (with a tendency to use the Nihilakh Dynastic Code; the "Reclaim a Lost Empire" stratagem is very appropriate to the Maynarkh's war-like MO).

In progress, the Tomb Sentinel, one of Toholk's designs:

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Wow, so glad I came across this log. Really love those destroyer walkers, much better than the GW versions.

Nice to see the Tomb Sentinel too - I’ve been thinking of getting a Sentinel or Stalker for my Mechanicum. On a scale of 1 to “this is going out of the window” how difficult and fiddly was it to put together?
   
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t.dot

rivers3162 wrote:
Wow, so glad I came across this log. Really love those destroyer walkers, much better than the GW versions.

Nice to see the Tomb Sentinel too - I’ve been thinking of getting a Sentinel or Stalker for my Mechanicum. On a scale of 1 to “this is going out of the window” how difficult and fiddly was it to put together?


Thanks! Yea I'm not terribly satisfied with the design aesthetic of a lot of the Necron range at all; this way I get to tick off conversion criteria at events AND have something resembling design consistency across the board!

The Tomb Sentinel I'd rate a 5? It's actually not terribly difficult to put together, as long as you pre-fit everything together so you know how you want it to be posed (blue tac is your friend!), and then pin every torso piece for stability. From there, I did the two legs at the back, two legs in the middle, and two legs at the front (or in this case, the last pair of legs in the front that contact the ground), and then you can plug in the rest. Accelerant and squeeze-to-open tweezers made this step relatively easy (although I think I should've splayed out the legs a little more), and I positioned the legs so that they moved in twos (like a real centipede, look it up!) It's just a tiresome little kit to put together. It ended up taking something like 4 or so hours after I'd cleaned and pinned all the pieces?

Here is the completed Arch-Cryptek Toholk:




I apologize if I'm moving less at a WIP blog-like speed, and more "here are more finished models" speed. The infantry are relatively quick to paint up, so WIP shots would be far and few in between. I promise I'll have more WIPs to post of the vehicles.

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Never apologize for putting out this level of awesomeness. The paint job is beautiful and the conversions are inspired to say the absolute least.

Subscribing

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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t.dot

Got the silver basecoat on my Tomb Sentinel done and the model is pinned and glued to the base.

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Mysterious Techpriest







Nice job, The tomb sentinel is a tedious kit.

Excellent work on the crytek, I really like your choice of colour scheme.

Good thinking on the walkers, very imaginative, very cool!




 
   
Made in gb
Fresh-Faced New User





Thank you for the heads up on the Tomb Sentinel! I think it is worth the effort as it looks really good and pretty unique.

Will definitely pick one up next time I’m at Warhammer World. Think it will work really well with Dark Mechanicum.
   
Made in gb
Blood-Drenched Death Company Marine





United Kingdom

Those walker conversions are fantastic, not seen anything like them before.

The bone and silver scheme is cool too.

   
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t.dot

Tomb Sentinel is complete:




Moving on to my Doomsday Arks.

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Made in de
Student Curious About Xenos




Vienna, Austria

That's a great looking army! Are you using an airbrush, or is it all painted by hand? I really dig the subtle glow effects you've got going on.

   
Made in ca
Dipping With Wood Stain




t.dot

Pretty much all by hand (even basecoats). I use the airbrush at about the 2/3'rds mark after I've blocked in the majority of my lights and shadows to just touch up some of the blends, before going back in with a sponge (for the battle damage) and brush (highlights, cabling, etc.)

This is an adaption of a method taught to me by Sergio Calvo; it's much easier on large scale models, harder on the smaller 28mm models.

If you're interested, I'll try to capture the process (at least briefly).

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Wow dude, this is a stunner of an army. I'm also pretty sure I've seen your original 'Cron walkers somewhere on the internets, and this new stuff is even more impressive (that destroyer unit ) Will happily be lurking as you crush out proper eevil robots.

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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t.dot

WIP of the lower half of my first Doomsday Ark.


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WIP of the DDA upper half.




I had a furry little companion during my painting session tonight:

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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Original and well executed - modelling and painting - I guess I'll be hanging around.

   
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t.dot

My hobby tonight may have been sabotaged a tad bit...

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Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Awe.....look at the wittle itty bitty “Titans”

Now back to work (whip cracking sound)

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 
   
Made in de
Chalice-Wielding Sanguinary High Priest






Germany

Place a necron warrior next to them and he will become a titan too
   
Made in ca
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t.dot

 Theophony wrote:
Awe.....look at the wittle itty bitty “Titans”

Now back to work (whip cracking sound)


I may or may not have completely ignored you...



But not to worry! My first DDA is completed:





And I don't have photos yet, but I should be able to finish up my second DDA tonight.

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Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







That is a stonker of a conversion and a great colour scheme to boot. Great work.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

Terranwing - w3;d1;l1
51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

 DV8 wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
Awe.....look at the wittle itty bitty “Titans”

Now back to work (whip cracking sound)


I may or may not have completely ignored you....


Then from now on I shall refer to you as my wife

DDA looks boss.

Warlords are also looking good. I’m still trying to avoid AT.

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 
   
Made in id
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t.dot

Second DDA is completed.




And the pair of them together.



 Theophony wrote:
 DV8 wrote:
 Theophony wrote:
Awe.....look at the wittle itty bitty “Titans”

Now back to work (whip cracking sound)


I may or may not have completely ignored you....


Then from now on I shall refer to you as my wife

DDA looks boss.

Warlords are also looking good. I’m still trying to avoid AT.


Haha, I don't know how my girlfriend will feel about that!

Give in, Titanicus is awesome!

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Made in id
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t.dot

Primed Destroyer Lord. This will be my Phaerarkh Xun'bakar. I was inspired by a conversion I saw on Pinterest, but I modified it a bit based on parts I had on hand, plus a more feminine face .



Started blocking in the black highlights on my Ghost Ark.


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Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA

Love your work. I normally couldn't care less about Necrons because I find them all-around cartoonish, but your walker mechanisms actually look alien and threatening (and are painted amazingly well). Please keep posting your progress.
   
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Fresh-Faced New User





Just when I thought this couldn’t get any better, I saw the Adeptus Titanicus stuff!

Really like the destroyer lord too, it looks like a real deity.
   
 
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