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Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Thank you for the votes of confidence.

The idea is for an army list with 6+ Drop pods, so I can drop 9 Grav Centurions on my enemies on turn 1.

They wanted me to stop fielding scarabs....

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Lolololol.

Or for the crons... 10101010100010010

Are you dropping dreads in lucius pods or are you just making the larger 3 door pods for simplicity's sake?

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

3 door pods are 2/5 easier to make than 5 door pods

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Well that's kind of what I figured you were going for but taking half a dozen dreads is a thing too

 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps







Great Blog! I prefer cheap scratch build myself. You get very nice results from your foam core and cardboard stuff, I must say. I also approve the rearing up scarabs.
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

GrimDork wrote:Well that's kind of what I figured you were going for but taking half a dozen dreads is a thing too


I have a dozen of them to. Probably should use them. Mostly just waiting to see if I should paint them red or not.

kestral wrote:Great Blog! I prefer cheap scratch build myself. You get very nice results from your foam core and cardboard stuff, I must say. I also approve the rearing up scarabs.


Thank you.

I wanted to go very shooty with my Necrons, but the local meta is assault heavy. Scarabs were what kept my Necrons going, so it just made sense to expand on their use. With Spyders they got exponentially better, so I added more Spyders. Now, I build my army around them.

This week I may use a bunker with an escape hatch. Nothing says loving like Scarabs moving 24" across the board in turn 1.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Ok wow the fortifications/buildings must be even more of a deal in 7th than 6th. Eeep!

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

I have to doulbe check if the tactic is legal with scarabs. Earilier in the year I was using a bunker with escape hatch to move slugga/choppa boyz across the table. Unit has to be 10 models or less and be capable of entering the bunker, so no jet pack, bikes, etc...

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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA


KoW progress. I've spent hours this week digging through boxes of ancient miniatures. Warhammer, D&D metal, D&D Plastic, Mageknight, Reaper Bones, etc.. I had more stuff than I remembered. With some signicant time spent rebasing models I am confident I could field Dwarf, Elf, Orc, Ogre, Undead, and Abyssal forces. In the 7-8 months, before KoW2 lands I plan to build and base 4 armies, so I have forces to demo the game to group with.

40K Progress. Built 3 more scarab bases and started 3 Drop pods. The drop pods are technically simple, but there are a ton of parts to draw out, cut out, and assemble. I'll document the DropPod build once I start cutting parts out.
Had an idea while laying out the Drop Pod parts on how to make a new and improved Aegis Defense Line.

Digital progress. Have printable templates in the works that I will share, once they are done and I post the build for, SciFi Defensive Wall, Aegis Defense Line, Necron Landing Pad, Shooting to be able to release one a week in 2015. Was working on objective markers to print out on shrinky dink material, but I kind of lost steam on that project. Was thinking about markers for KoW

Terrain Progress. Built a large mechanics workshop and scifi Defense walls this week.

I really should spend more time on my armies, but now the weekly game night is 8 players playing on my tables and terrain, giving me instant feedback on the utility of new terrain pieces and how cohesively they fit into the collection.

As soon as the new airbrush shows up I'm going to put it to use painting up the new terrain.


   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Man you're busy, good luck

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

I can have a terrain idea and hammer out a build the same night. Then it just takes months for me to add little details and paint to it

I'm hoping that airbrushing will shorten the time between building and painting

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

It certainly can do that. I really like having one around for terrain.

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Simple, easy to build, modular walls.









 Filename Modular Wall Template.pdf [Disk] Download
 Description Printable Templates to cut easy to build, modular, scif fi walls for tabletop gaming out of foam core
 File size 79 Kbytes


   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

That's pretty cool. I may have to look into some.

 
   
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Speed Drybrushing





NC

You have quite the project list!

You do seem to knock things out pretty quickly though. Unlike some people I know...

I really like those walls. I may try and build some if my gaming group goes forward with trying to do weekly Kill Teams.


Forgive me now! Tomorrow I may no longer feel guilty...




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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Cool stuff! They wouldn't happen to be Deadzone cube width, would they?

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Look closer to six inches than three, at least to me.

 
   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

They are 4" wide by 2" tall, but I could easily make some 3" long ones for Deadzone.

Would 2" tall be good, or would 3" tall be in order, in keeping with the Deadzone theme ?

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Huh, as it's just a wall, I don't think they *have* to be 3" high. They won't have connection points to attach to walkways, for instance. 2 is enough to hide almost any normal models head, and potentially reveal extra vertically-dramatic models and monsters, which seems like a decent place.

 
   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, if you could knock together some 3x2 versions of the same sort of design then that would be awesome! No worries if you don't have the time, though.

   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Modular Wall 3"x2"

 Filename Modular Wall 3inch.pdf [Disk] Download
 Description Modular 3"x2" Wall Templates by Adam Souza. Intended for use with Foam Core.
 File size 62 Kbytes

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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Neat thanks

 
   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, awesome! Cheers!

   
Made in us
Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

Like I needed more to assemble and paint...

Picked up a 10 pack of tanks for $68. Couldn't resist at that price.

Spoiler:










   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Yeah, those are awesome! If you haven't seen it, there's an unboxing of one in my blog so you can see what you're getting.

I'll certainly be getting some more, I'm just deciding whether I need the set of 10 or just another half a dozen.

   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Looking forward to what you do with them. If this guy is still around when warpath does it's thing, and if those tanks aren't up to snuff, this is where my corporation marines will be sourcing their tanks.

 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

 Paradigm wrote:
Yeah, those are awesome! If you haven't seen it, there's an unboxing of one in my blog so you can see what you're getting.


I saw them about a month ago, but it was your unboxing that pushed me over the edge of ordering them.

I'm thinking about throwing Whirlwind Turrets on them, so I can free up Rhinos, and maybe as Chimeras

 GrimDork wrote:
Looking forward to what you do with them. If this guy is still around when warpath does it's thing, and if those tanks aren't up to snuff, this is where my corporation marines will be sourcing their tanks.


Until Mantic makes there own, these will be pretty sweet for Corporation tanks.



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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

Yep, they sure will. They're higher tech in appearance than GW tanks too.

I've got enough going on (and no gaming to speak of atm) that I can afford to wait and see the difference. But these are pretty sweet.

 
   
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Gargantuan Gargant





New Bedford, MA USA

I am such a sucker for a good sale. After I buy the Blood Angels codex I swear I'm not buying anything minaitures related, until the Necron codex...



$79.95 Shipped

Aside from paint, this should have me covered for my airbrushing needs, right ?



   
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Near Golden Daemon Caliber






Illinois

To start.

I have something similar to the large-cupped dual action top feed on the left, it'll do for basecoats and stuff. You will likely become desirous of a better gun eventually. The one on the right I couldn't even get to work properly. Gun in the center is probably ok too, but you'll never ever need that much paint. Even basecoating an army the gun on the left will suffice, I hate to fill the paint cup very high anyway just incase you get a clog it sucks to dump out good paint to try to fix it.

What are specs on the compressor? It has a tank which is better, in my opinion, than those that just run all the time, but how big is tank? I have a 6 gallon pancake which means I generally don't need to refill it very often (or at all) during a session. It's not such a big deal though if you don't have to be quiet while you're working. The stand is nice too.

You may want to shop for a compatible quick-disconnect, makes removing your brush from the hose for cleaning and storage easier, but it's far from necessary.

Huh cool your compressor has a moisture trap built in, that's a nicer deal than the similar set I got a few years ago.

As long as the compressor doesn't overheat often and shut down, I'll say you should be GtG.

Also you can use most any paint, you just will need to thin thicker paints. Water works in a pinch, some people use alcohol, can also buy premixed thinners and there's also a few formulas on the interwebs. I like to stay away from the windex variety even though I almost always wear a mask when I paint.

Good luck, have fun, let us know how it works

 
   
 
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