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That idea sounds completely awesome. Have you considered Goremaw? Also available in Bones. He's a big'un.
   
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Goremaw looks nice and all, but I'm leaning towards more worm-y look I think. The sandworms of Dune never felt heavily armoured to me, the carapaces are aesthetically off for this purpose in my eyes.

These Dholes are reasonably awesome and more about flesh and hide than plates of chitin (not my picture):


If only I could get my grubby hands on some :(

Depending on how the winds blow, I might end up just straight up sculpting some.

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In other news, I accidentally trees... 50 of 'em, in fact. Got to ruffle them about a bit at some point so their branches look a bit more natural, but it's nice to get some variation on our usually urban or desert styled boards.
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Nothing major happening on the modeling front, but while hyping myself up for an upcoming game I got more trees and made some explosions out of tea lights (that refuse to photograph nicely, bweh). This naturally led to playing around, that's what these things are for after all

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There was an attempt at Man versus Hobby to not buy stuff... It failed. Finally found a relatively affordable source of barrels and stuff, also piles of dragon's teeth for prettier tables that actually do something for gameplay

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Long time no paint, but finally, some time for the grind! First four hours of work with Aurora Terribilis, mostly basic colours at this point. Perhaps ready this week?
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Sweet. Never can have enough big robots stomping around. Like that base, too.
   
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Thanks, youwashock

Some progress, will not get it ready as work interferes for the next week, but soon anyway. Pretty happy with the weapons thus far.
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Roight! Finally got some more painting done, as Aurora Terribilis marches to war. No more falling over mid-battle for you, mr. I-can't-be-glued-until-subassemblies-are-painted!

The carapace looks a bit weird as it got done the way it is after I managed to glue a magnet in the hole wrong way up and couldn't get it off anymore, but I like having bit of variation in the force (though it should be pretty obvious that missile pod is not really meant for this engine, I just painted it at the same time ).
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That's really cool. I love all the details and weathering. The weapons look especially good.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
That's really cool. I love all the details and weathering. The weapons look especially good.


Cheers!

It's nice to work with these kinds of projects, where it takes forever to get the job done but where you can really go to town with all the little details. 90% won't even be noticed on the tabletop, but going "huh, that's neat" after picking the thing up for a closer look feels warm and fuzzy years later

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Something completely different! Social pressure required taking up the brush, four hours later we are open on the Deathshroud front. Quite happy with the guy, given how quick that was for me.
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Huh. I suppose he is titanic in his own way. Certainly looks cool.
   
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Love that scythe color, both the gradient and deviation from the theme

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Cheers lads. I like the result on the blade too (thanks, wet palette), the dull red doesn't scream POWER FIELD *ZAP!* but clearly is something in that vein even at a glance.

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You know what, this thread needs something. Group pictures! It's been what, three years and I haven't done a proper shot of the whole detachment for shame?

Chronologically:

2016:
- Tactical squads (still unfinished, though )

2017:
- Terminators, the medicae lord
- Rhino, Predator, auxiliaries

2018:
- Contemptor, Typhus

2019:
- Leviathan, first Deathshroud

Let's get a proper camera this time. Avanti!





































I see a new challenger trying to enter the size comparison pic...

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That is danged awesome. So delightfully dirty.
   
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Size comp pic is brilliant

Speaking of building contrast into an army, love those cultists. Not hideously mutated pox-things or raving lunatics, but quasi-competent (yet still cannon fodder let's be real here) traitor guard. Nice contrasting green against the DG white too.

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
Size comp pic is brilliant

Speaking of building contrast into an army, love those cultists. Not hideously mutated pox-things or raving lunatics, but quasi-competent (yet still cannon fodder let's be real here) traitor guard. Nice contrasting green against the DG white too.


Yeah, that one guy is like "yaaa boiis "

Thanks, the wee men are indeed fun in that aspect: they take on the same field as their astartes overlords, doing sort of similar jobs and so... until they attract any attention and fly apart in a rain of gore. But hey, nobody said it's a large portion of potential applicants that will ever make it so far they'll get a chance to join the legion proper (because of course we recruit by funneling recruits into the grind and checking if any live through hell, duh).

The green is very much inspired by this traditional protective equipment most Finns are intimately familiar with. It's good for rain, mud, nuclear accidents and foreign invasions, it'll be good enough for 6+ saves

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Very cool army. And really nice weathering.

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Thanks Rids

On the frontlines, tol scale has become smol scale as the XIV finally take steps towards the glorious fields of 6 mm too (instead of being simply stomped on by titans)!

There's "some" stuff in my Epic pile, like ~300 marines, trio of Baneblades and a reasonable squat army swimming side by side with old eggy sentinels and beastmen, so my table is currently like this:



One evening of diddling around yielded some test results:



I had quite some angst over basing with these guys, as I really do like round bases the most but then the 40 x 10 mm strips are best in case I eventually get to play E:A but they tend to produce really monotonous looks. I had some 20 mm disks lying around and they looked nice... with three marines, max. But I really want to have five per base for fluff reasons and... argh. Then I found some other bases I had lying around, which are actually something like 44 x 20 mm or whatever, which is a tad over the suggested maximum for E:A but... Sod it, we're going with these as they look nice and let the minis have some breathing room, damn it! At least they'll work just fine with their intended purpose of playing the new Apocalypse with some sense of actual battles instead of an overcrowded mess

Some space is nice, as then I can do little things like this base where the sarge is aiming the defence cannon.



Though we're at 6 mm scale, there's no exception to the guiding philosophy of #ConvertEverything and thus I tried to slice some dynamism into these killerbots (probably counts as Contemptors on tabletop). Repositioned legs and fists, mostly. I'll take less potato-ey pics when they're painted




Personal favourite from this batch has to be the witch. Body of a tactical with one side gouged away, a staff from an imperial guard standard bearer and a head of a beastman on top of his armour for that dignified occult flair.




For the future I'm pondering how to make something useable out of those horrible land speeders. The seat part is reasonable and the front... thingy looks like I could take it apart for parts to make predators out of some rhinos... We'll see what comes out of those.

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Beyond awesome. Each base is like a little diorama. Do you have any Terminators? I always loved the Epic Terminator models. And I bet you'd make them look fantastic.
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Beyond awesome. Each base is like a little diorama. Do you have any Terminators? I always loved the Epic Terminator models. And I bet you'd make them look fantastic.


Thanks for the confidence, youwashock

Sadly I do not have any terminator models currently, but I might go and try the 3D printers at a local library at some point if this project gets going. I do however have some ogryns and squat hearthguard, which have piqued my interest as a possible source of mishmashed Cataprachtii... still, not nearly enough of those to fill the eight land raiders revving at the back. Then again, I've also considered if those old raiders would be better hacked apart and combined into four Spartans. Too much heresy to smash such vintage models? Potentially awesome?

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Epic adventures continue, this time in the form of armoured support.

So we had some killerbots, how about more?



I made some shooty dreads by removing the great ham-fists of doom from these robots and replaced them with ogryn ripper guns. The zippy guy with a fist received a knee surgery as well as a hip relocation.



Obviously we also need some tanks to fight tanks, so why not make some Predators? Bits come from all over, old land speeders and Titanicus Warhounds included



But there is one above others in Astartes armoury: the Land Raider. The OG model happens to be butt ugly, how to fix it while still staying true to the awesomeness that is the Land Raider? Answer: two Land Raiders (making up a Spartan)!



That one requires some stuffing on a later date, but otherwise it's just so much better use for those models.

Also, some more footsloggers.


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The Predators and Spartan are some damn fine micro-modeling. Love it.
   
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Bweeh, I ran out of superglue! The next 60 men will get their time soon...

Also, damn sawing those Raiders creates a ton of fine plastic powder. At least it's good for basing



Moar lords, slicin' and dicin' like there's no tomorrow.



A company needs a standard, which is also ruleswise cool in Apoc (Blightbringer ushers Death Guard forwards +2").



Getting there! When I get more glue, there's 100 marines, 10 dreads, 10 rhinos, 4 preds, 4 spartans, two lords, a witch and the standard bearer ready to march. That's a bit south of 400 Apoc points or 6000 40k points, which should allow for some swell gaming (especially when mixed with AT knights and God-Machines).



Now, if only I had terminators

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Tried to prime lil' guys but the spray died, bashed a big guy together for comfort

He'll be a Foul Blightspawn, or more accurately an old Destroyer veteran who has been handed some cans of ol' phosphex and shoved in the general direction of the enemy. Was fun to build, took maybe two hours.











Reasonably happy with the tartaros legs, might use them for other characters too since the termies themselves are bleh compared to cataphractii. But man, assembling those torsos gets weird.

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That guy is a lot of fun. I dig the battle damage and weapon loadout.
   
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Huh, more idle progress on the support character front.

I like Plaguecasters. Some psychic shenanigans are quite important, I've found. While the Echoes do share the XIV's original disdain for witches, they do utilize them more often than millenia ago, largely because of their isolationalist circumstances. Which naturally means more failed aspirants, some fleshchange victims and oooh is that an excuse to field Spawns in the future that I see... Anyway, here's a new addition from the librarium (with some stuffing happening on a later date, namely in the wrist and over the I-marks):





The real deal for me today, though, was this guy:



I AM. THE LAW! *whack! thud!*

I've always liked the idea of military police among the Astartes, keeping the unruly superhuman monsters in some semblance of order when they get too much into the thick of things or otherwise just behave like gakkers. I believe there was a pig-latin name for these guys during the 30k times, but cannot for the life of me recall what it was. In-game he'll be a Tallyman, pushing aggressively onwards with a melee squad of the more hotheaded brethren and occasionally cracking some skulls for good measure. He also gets a badge of rank, even if the XIV as a whole isn't too big on such embellishments



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Dredd there is looking pretty awesome. He even has his badge and law book.
   
 
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