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Stubborn Hammerer






DUST KURGAN project - Red allert 2 inspiered.

The plastics used for troops is a bit softish and able to bend. Bend not as much as Bones
Great for durability and poor for mainaining a shape.
Most of the troop weapons are warped. Warped not as much as Bones

Luckly I found old weapons, do not recall where from, to replace some of the warped guns.
But was also disapointed to find the plastic (alternative) guns exeptionaly poorly molded. ( now I wish I knew where I got them from to stress how pisspoor the molds are)

1 - Heavy gun on this trooper was not warped or bent, keeping it as is.
2 - Drummed machine gun as a replacment for the heavy gun that was warped
3 - Not only most of the grip and trigger had to be rmoved but also a bit of the stock to actually fit.

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Paint job quick and dirty.

Using the primed base that the models come with, applying mostly Intensity inks and washes on top of that base to create variation in materials.
I could not do much with the mold line on the drum. sadface
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Stubborn Hammerer






Red Army Commissar Squad
Just finished the squad.

Sergeant's gun still a bit bent, but not too bad.
Damn, those guns look so bad up close
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Stubborn Hammerer






Well, "finished" was a strong word.

progress.
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Comisar squad

Heads on micro drills.
Had to chop of the rocket launcher to get painting access.
Interestingly enough there was a pin in the wrist, made reattaching much easier.
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Stubborn Hammerer






Steel Guard - Command squad (Black Hand)

and

Steel Guard - Anti-tank squad (Red Hand)

Not finished yet, need coat of matt varnish and glossy coat on the lamps.

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Steel Guard - Sniper squad.

I noticed that the guns are with a scope...
But the pilot cant look through it....
Something had to be converted about it!

Not the most advanced optic conversion, but its the Soviets! War time, supplies are short, new prototyphes are raw and untested, there is no time to finetune when the enemy is at the gates, weld it on and charge!
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Red Guards Command Squad
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Quite a bit more to go on the SSU.

And Look what I found!
BALLZofSTEEL was B-day gift for a friend.
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

That walker is amazing and yeah the uh... balls of steel really do jump out at me...

 
   
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Stubborn Hammerer






 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
That walker is amazing and yeah the uh... balls of steel really do jump out at me...


It was a joke in a way. That friend was quite fond of mom and ball jokes. Perfect present.

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Initial base pour (Craft sand + ModPodge + Acrylic paint + small pieces of randomness)

The larger base allowed me to fill it with additional details that normally would not fit on a smaller base.
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Secrete weapon 1 - steel whool rust + mod podge
Pefrect color and texture, however a bit rough on the brush. (MASK is a must, rust is very powedery when dry)

Secrete weapon 2 - Dry thisle+ mod podge
Roll each seed with glue between the fingers to create a "solid" tip that will be much easier to glue to base later.

Secrete weapon 3 - Old roots + leafs
Pieces of roots for trees and details, and leafs with (leaf punch) for foilage.

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Stubborn Hammerer






Steel guard - Assult squad (White Hand)
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Stubborn Hammerer






KV - 47 Light Walker
Its the one that comes with Helicopter Carrier

Arms replacable with machineguns, rockets, and mortars.
Haven't painted those up yet.

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Stubborn Hammerer





washington state USA

That's some great detail. always nice to see dust minis getting some love. my SSU stuff doesn't have alot of warped bits so i never saw the need to mod it.

 
   
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Courageous Questing Knight





Central Cimmeria

Great project. Thanks for sharing. Love the steel guard models.
   
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Stubborn Hammerer






 aphyon wrote:
That's some great detail. always nice to see dust minis getting some love. my SSU stuff doesn't have alot of warped bits so i never saw the need to mod it.


Thanks!

Wasn't it some sort of problem with manufacturer that failed to deliver the order a while back and the Dust team was in a bad spot? I was thinking that they are done for, but good to see them recovered.
Dust should of been much more spread than it is now, probably would be if not for that set back.

Bent weapons, it depends, if in FF or dust box should be fine, if in some other box then who knows how it was packaged, if in a bag from ebay then depends.
Not a problem because I enjoy converting things anyways, so it was more for fun than from necessity

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 Gallahad wrote:
Great project. Thanks for sharing. Love the steel guard models.


Thanks mate.

The last of the Steel Guard - Tesla squad (Orange Hand) is done
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Red army - Close combat squad

Lolz, Dust named them "Fakyeli" from Russian word (Fuckel) that means (Torch) and yes it is pronounced just like it looks like it would be, but with an L
Some of these names are cringy.





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Stubborn Hammerer





washington state USA

 Mothsniper wrote:
 aphyon wrote:
That's some great detail. always nice to see dust minis getting some love. my SSU stuff doesn't have alot of warped bits so i never saw the need to mod it.


Thanks!

Wasn't it some sort of problem with manufacturer that failed to deliver the order a while back and the Dust team was in a bad spot? I was thinking that they are done for, but good to see them recovered.
Dust should of been much more spread than it is now, probably would be if not for that set back.

Bent weapons, it depends, if in FF or dust box should be fine, if in some other box then who knows how it was packaged, if in a bag from ebay then depends.
Not a problem because I enjoy converting things anyways, so it was more for fun than from necessity



Before i got into DUST apparently there was a KS fiasco and people are still mad about it. really sad to since the game is really well written(the design team really seems to care about the game/balance) and fun to play, in fact it is much more enjoyable than current 40K .

I have a mix of the old FF and the new inhouse stuff and i find that overall the quality is good. so far all i have are items from the ready to play primed edition.

i am still trying to find gregor and izzy as well as tom for characters in premium, i am hoping they end up in a hero box. right now gregor/izzy is only available in the british command squad box set. which is kind of a head scratcher since he is a marine and they are brits.

Steel guards are cool, i ended up getting a second anti-tank squad when i ordered my tesla squad, they seem to be hard to find or were.

 
   
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Stubborn Hammerer






 aphyon wrote:
 Mothsniper wrote:
 aphyon wrote:
That's some great detail. always nice to see dust minis getting some love. my SSU stuff doesn't have alot of warped bits so i never saw the need to mod it.


Thanks!

Wasn't it some sort of problem with manufacturer that failed to deliver the order a while back and the Dust team was in a bad spot? I was thinking that they are done for, but good to see them recovered.
Dust should of been much more spread than it is now, probably would be if not for that set back.

Bent weapons, it depends, if in FF or dust box should be fine, if in some other box then who knows how it was packaged, if in a bag from ebay then depends.
Not a problem because I enjoy converting things anyways, so it was more for fun than from necessity



Before i got into DUST apparently there was a KS fiasco and people are still mad about it. really sad to since the game is really well written(the design team really seems to care about the game/balance) and fun to play, in fact it is much more enjoyable than current 40K .

I have a mix of the old FF and the new inhouse stuff and i find that overall the quality is good. so far all i have are items from the ready to play primed edition.

i am still trying to find gregor and izzy as well as tom for characters in premium, i am hoping they end up in a hero box. right now gregor/izzy is only available in the british command squad box set. which is kind of a head scratcher since he is a marine and they are brits.

Steel guards are cool, i ended up getting a second anti-tank squad when i ordered my tesla squad, they seem to be hard to find or were.


I don't know much about the fiasco other than that they got screwed and future looked bleak. Yes, not only game is well written and designed, but the art is amazing and vehicle designs are strong! Especially for me who loves the vehicle designs of C&C series (redalert and Tib) In fact I got into to dust because of vehicle designs!
Most of my stuff is OLD, got the bulk probably 5-6 years ago. Recently ebay impulsed some troops (with bend weapons) and that steel guard assult squad with that huge ammo belt that I always wanted.

It is as if they have different manufacturers with different contracts to make sense of area excusive nature for some of the sets.
Hopefully in a few years they will iron out the production and distribution for the new stuff and standardize everything.

But I love that fact that you can Dustify things. And I will resume my old unfinished conversion of Russian t-26 tank kits.


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Stubborn Hammerer





washington state USA

Well my dust stuff isn't near as detailed as yours, i never did anything with the bases, i was just happy to get around to getting some paint on them.

i posted pictures in this threat.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/787510.page

My SSU is sitting at 150 points, our group normally plays at that level on a 4X6, the allies and axis i have a bit more so i can swap out some units.

AXIS is my main force because yes the vehicles rock. the ho 229 flying wing fighter they based all the aircraft off of had me sold, i don't have the 2 new variants though.

I am hooping i can get one of the regulars at the FLGS to dive into the new japanese faction. otherwise i just use my stuff to play with regulars or demo and teach new players. already have a couple takers.

P.S.

Are you familiar with battle tactics the simple d6 skirmish WWII system put out by forces of valor(the toy company)? it has a total of 6 pages of rules designed for their 1/32 and 1/72 scale toys. it is a fun system and their toys are super detailed and high quality (and expensive)

here are some of my 1/32 FOV axis toys



I also have a panzer IVH, stugg III G, swimmer wagon, and kubel wagon not pictured to go along with that.

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 aphyon wrote:
Well my dust stuff isn't near as detailed as yours, i never did anything with the bases, i was just happy to get around to getting some paint on them.

i posted pictures in this threat.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/787510.page

My SSU is sitting at 150 points, our group normally plays at that level on a 4X6, the allies and axis i have a bit more so i can swap out some units.

AXIS is my main force because yes the vehicles rock. the ho 229 flying wing fighter they based all the aircraft off of had me sold, i don't have the 2 new variants though.

I am hooping i can get one of the regulars at the FLGS to dive into the new japanese faction. otherwise i just use my stuff to play with regulars or demo and teach new players. already have a couple takers.

P.S.

Are you familiar with battle tactics the simple d6 skirmish WWII system put out by forces of valor(the toy company)? it has a total of 6 pages of rules designed for their 1/32 and 1/72 scale toys. it is a fun system and their toys are super detailed and high quality (and expensive)

here are some of my 1/32 FOV axis toys



I also have a panzer IVH, stugg III G, swimmer wagon, and kubel wagon not pictured to go along with that.



That is a hefty SSU force!
I am not familiar with battle tactics.
Eventhough i like building, coverting, painting, and the lore, never had the time to actually play. My track record is one game of 40K with a friend, and 2 games of Age of Sigmar in total lolz. At some point i'll have to make me way to local store and find a Dust group.

Its cool when you can actually use 1/35 in a game, othwerwise they just sit on a shelf.
That anti air tank is so cool, cant remember the name of it.

When I get to my AXIS they will be DUNE (Bene Tleilax) themed for sure!

ps:
Dang!
I have not seen so many combat engineer walkers gathered together. Do they heal/repair each other?

I think the only SteelGuard that I am missing is the anti infantry squad.

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washington state USA

The AA tank is a quad 20mm autocannon on a panzer IV hull called a whirblewind. the germans had variants on trucks and flat tracked chassis, they eventually increased the gun to a 37mm on the ostwind since the 20mm didn't have the range to engage anything that wasn't doing ground attack...but it worked really well against russian infantry hordes.

I got a deal on the engineer walkers, miniature market was selling them for like $9 each since they were the old FF ones. and at 7 points a pop in game you can field a bunch.....and yes they can repair each other, themselves and the steel guards...and they are fast for class 4 walkers with a walk of 12" instead of 8" of course they have no backup MG to deal with air and their longest gun is the howitzer at 24" ....almost forgot they are damage resilient to boot.

the anti-infantry squads are sick in game. super short range...but double template shots from each against all infantry and armor classes, plus it is fire so you never get a cover or armor save.

the DUST war journals page has a PDF for all the cards if you don't have them already, and the parent site has the cards posted with all the new release pictures. they gave the pelican fighters for the allies a twin phaser cannon....i was waiting for the larger P61 black widow version, but a quick mod of the pelican(P-38) gives me phasers in the air.


P.S. do you recognize the markings on the BF109? it belongs to a famous pilot.

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 aphyon wrote:
The AA tank is a quad 20mm autocannon on a panzer IV hull called a whirblewind. the germans had variants on trucks and flat tracked chassis, they eventually increased the gun to a 37mm on the ostwind since the 20mm didn't have the range to engage anything that wasn't doing ground attack...but it worked really well against russian infantry hordes.

I got a deal on the engineer walkers, miniature market was selling them for like $9 each since they were the old FF ones. and at 7 points a pop in game you can field a bunch.....and yes they can repair each other, themselves and the steel guards...and they are fast for class 4 walkers with a walk of 12" instead of 8" of course they have no backup MG to deal with air and their longest gun is the howitzer at 24" ....almost forgot they are damage resilient to boot.

the anti-infantry squads are sick in game. super short range...but double template shots from each against all infantry and armor classes, plus it is fire so you never get a cover or armor save.

the DUST war journals page has a PDF for all the cards if you don't have them already, and the parent site has the cards posted with all the new release pictures. they gave the pelican fighters for the allies a twin phaser cannon....i was waiting for the larger P61 black widow version, but a quick mod of the pelican(P-38) gives me phasers in the air.


P.S. do you recognize the markings on the BF109? it belongs to a famous pilot.


Yes, whirblewind, coolest looking german vehicle imo
Damn, the engineer walkers must be an op list, repair, shoot, resist.
DUST war journals, Oh sweet! thank you for that resource!

BF109? no, I practically know nothing of aviation history.

 
   
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BTW, the light box is falling apart, held together by sheer wit alone.
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One of me favorite models needed an antena
And seam lines fill.

I can't decide between weapon loadouts, both look equaliy badass.
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Starting on a light flamer walker conversion from Flamer to Toxic

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washington state USA

I can't decide between weapon loadouts, both look equaliy badass.


One is for anti-tank the other is good at shooting down planes or killing infantry(gatling cannons)

The BF109 is painted as Eric Hartmans distinctive plane. he was the top air combat ace in the luftwaffe(and in history generally), never shot down with 352 air combat kills.

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