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Made in gb
Disbeliever of the Greater Good






Been a long time lurker on Dakka Dakka, from when it was just Ork gangs, so I'm finally going to try myself a blog.

my primary project right now is the Zone Mortalis stuff mainly so I can have a cool background to photograph my minis on.
So I got me some magnets:

I'm using the round things as my "master" magnet to keep the polarity of the magnets consistent.
The holes for the magnets are about 6mm across, but I bought 5mm ones as I thought I had a drill bit the same size and would like to potentially use them elsewhere.
Turns out I don't have a 5mm drill bit...

Gluing the magnets was super easy but I ended getting a little tower of magnets with the top on painted instead of my "Master Magnet"


The computer add-ons don't have great placement for the magnets so I added some plasticard strips to the back to help keep it flush.
I used two strips that I think are 0.5mm thick as there is a little step.
Strange that this is there as the rest of the kit has very convenient magnet holes...

... ...
These still things were a bugger to figure out. Settled on a strip of 0.5mm(?) Plasticard and some hope it won't be noticed once painted...
There is a very specific placement to the strip as its resting on two curved surfaces, I tried to keep it parallel to the notch it's resting against.

I also have them big floor tiles:

I've been working on these for a while...
Started with a grey primer and sploged some Mournfang Brown around the metal areas. A quick dry brush of Leadbelcher leaves me with the top tile.
I then filled in the squares with Karak Stone and picked out pipes with Straken Green
For the hazard stripes I used Zamesi Desert, masked it off and painted Mechanicus Standard Grey over it.
Then I slathered Nuln oil all over it followed by stippling more Karak Stone and picking out details in various colours.
Picked out the stripes with more Zamesi and some Abbadon Black
I used a bit of Dryad Bark to tidy up on the metal
I am probably not going to repeat the hazard stripes as I really didn't enjoy the process.

My plan is to use a similar method for the walls but replacing the brown with Standard Mechaninicus Grey and the Karak Stone with Celestria Grey, Maybe using that black contrast paint instead of Nuln Oil

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Good luck Guardling.

I ended up just doing various layers of brown, rust, silver, and grey on my tiles to same time as I am using them for a larger old-school Necromunda set up. Not the great detail you have put into the lower piece.

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Finished Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Disbeliever of the Greater Good






Thanks for the encouragement Captain Brown, I am a very neat person usually, so thing like rust and tonal variation are very hard for me to grok. Washes are my happy middle ground.
I notice you're also doing a Necromundian themed guard army, I'll take a look at them when I can and get some photos up of what I've been doing with mine.
I've finished assembling and magnetizing the pieces I have, having the floor tiles are quite handy for aligning the pieces together for gluing.

I ran out of time for rattle-can priming, so slapped some brown on a test piece. I was going to use the Stand-Mech Grey, but it is exactly the same colour as the plastic which meant I couldn't see where I had applied it.
I also primed the greebles brown as I intend to give them the same sort of treatment as the metal on my floor tile.

While I was assembling the double wall I noticed something:

you know how the toppers for the wall reverse to allow for stacking?
Well the topper for the double wall only fits the underneath the double wall.
So using the single wall toppers as a guide i marked out and cut some small wedges out. I used theses as a guide for a hacksaw to trim it down.

I then flied it smooth until I was left with something that looked like this:

Fits perfectly.

Now I have some daylight and no family around I can get priming

Edit:
Aaaand I ran out of primer...
Aaand the last of it clumped badly...

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Made in us
Been Around the Block



South Africa

OH that's neat.

KBK 
   
Made in gb
Disbeliever of the Greater Good






I didn't get as much hobby time as I'd like, been doing the check my friends are all still alive thing.
But I did get my test wall piece done:

Metal: Standard Mechanicus Grey base, dry brush Leadbelcher, Nuln oil wash
Concrete: Celestria Grey base, Nuln Oil wash, Celestria Grey stippling
I'm not satisfied with the grey and was after some thing darker, closer to the box photos.

I also had some 3mm magnets arrive that are the same size as my "5mm" drill bit and have been adding them to other greebles I have lying around.
Sticking them in the booby trap models from the new Necromunda is the best thing I've done.
I was so happy with them, I was showing them off to the cat.


So just layered over some Black templar over the top and got a much nicer colour, though the patchiness irks me...
The idea is to have as few steps as possible, because it's scenery and I want to be able to easily replicate it at a later date, so the nuln wash followed by a contrast layer may be reduced.

The servitor is Leonardos, he's helping, so I gave him a fresh coat of paint.
He used to look like this:



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Made in gb
Disbeliever of the Greater Good






Again very little hobby time, so I picked out something simple to do while the (very) little one wrecks the living room.
Putting magnets in bases...

I had previously painted all my Necromunda bases separately and planned to just super glue one on whenever I need them.

I had measured the hole and found they were not quite big enough so had been widening it with a drill bit before gluing the magnet
in.

Then through the power of distraction I discovered I could force the magnets into the slightly too small hole and they'd stay there without glue
And not come out, I know because I put one in the wrong way round and then had to cut it out.

I then spent an embarrassingly long time trying to get them all into a tower...


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I thought I'd upload some of the photos I've got hanging around as well:
I squeezed in a few new hazard stripes on Leonardos, seeing as he originally had them and he's supposed to be painting them, It'd be weird if he didn't have them...


Some Eschers that I've had sat on my painting queue for a long time.
Built as the box says because I wasn't sure on how new Necromunda was going to be working.


And my version of the Necromundian 8th:

I went for the paint scheme and method suggested by the Warhammer TV bloke but also gave them the red weapons that I remember 40k having in my childhood.
I added in spare ganger heads, from the Orlocks so far but I have some Escher and goliaths with helmets on ready.
They don't have much in the way of Imperial insignia due to the models having originally been part of my Tau force.

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Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Nice work Guardling

Cheers,

CB

31 successful trades in the Dakka Swap Shop. I have an ongoing Sale Thread there with painted and unpainted figures for sale to make room for more.
Finished Forge World Elysian Army | Finished Tau Sept Cadre | Finished Ork Waaagh | Finished Alaitoc Eldar Warhost | Building Necromunda and Terrain
Order of Our Martyred Lady - Sisters of Battle | Necromundian Imperial Guard Regiment | Building a 1/72 Flower Class Corvette - HMCS CHILLIWACK
DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Disbeliever of the Greater Good






Thank you Captain Brown, I quite like your N. 8th, and have been getting ideas how I'm going to do my vehicles.
I'm going for a more PDF version for my guys so will probably focus less on camouflage if I ever get any vehicles.

So painted my test piece over with Chaos Black and redid the Leadbelcher drybrush and I'm pretty happy with the result.
Also got my Greebles painted up:


I got the Chaos Black paint from a box of older paints I had hiding under the box of current paints, also in this box were the good old Foundation paints!
Some of them were pretty thick and knarly, but with some Lamian Medium I was able to thin them down to slightly thinner than a new pot. the heavy amount of pigment in them gave excellent coverage.
This was them used to prime the rest of the kit and some othe stuff I picked up off of ebay:


I also spent some time starting a guy carring a Heavy Bolter:

The original idea behind him was for him to be one part of a heavy weapons team, but a full vat grown Goliath recruited/loaned/conscripted to the PDF, maybe with an Escher as his ammo runt, Legolas and Gimli style. Shortly before posting though, I remembered about a Catachan hero with a HB, Captain Harker or something and thought this could be a good stand in.
The Catachan torso is a place holder for now that I will probably bulk out or replace with some Miliput/Greenstuff armour.

With this idea bouncing around my head, I made and painted a Space Marine:

This guy I just a basic Primaris body and legs with regular Marine arms and backback.
I made another guy a while ago when thinking about Inquisimunda, but I had painted him as an Ultramarine, before learning that the Imperial Fists are stationed on (and recruit from AFAIK) Necromunda.
Here they are with guardsman for height comparison:

Fist guy doesn't have a name yet but I'm thinking something beginning with Leo, but not the spartin.
The Ultramarine is Veteran Brother Alpharius. He and his two shining blue clad brothers are here to offer advice on the Codex Astartes and inter-chapter training to new Imperial Fist recruits and Necromudian Guard units.


Got my self a good chunk of time to do whatever I wanted when tragedy struck:

That's my bits box where small bits go, 24 carefully sorted compartments gone in a blink.
Whats worse is it's entirely my fault and I can't blame anyone.

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Surbiton

Noice! Loving the board.
   
 
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