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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






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Pretty much, although you could also start with a copper paint and use a darker wash.

   
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Painted Remnant Militus suit for Maelstrom's Edge:


I'm having so much fun with this kit...

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They're looking good, insaniak - and it was nice to meet you at Salute. How'd you get on with the big terrain piece you were working on?

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Very intimidating.

   
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Another colour scheme for the Militus:




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 Dysartes wrote:
They're looking good, insaniak - and it was nice to meet you at Salute. How'd you get on with the big terrain piece you were working on?

It's always fun to run into fellow Dakkanauts!

Didn't get very much done on the display board - too much else happening! More progress on that soon, although I have a couple of repairs to do after lugging it all the way to the UK and back again in my suitcase...

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More Militus, from this week's Comm Guild article:


- by Iain Wilson



This month saw the release of a new faction, and a fantastic new multi-part, plastic kit for Maelstrom's Edge, in the form of the Artarian Remnant's Militus battlesuit. For this week's modeling article, I thought I would take a closer look at this kit and see what I could make with it.













The Militus kit comes with a single plastic frame, which includes one battlesuit, two each of the different ranged weapon options, fist and reflex shield options, two different shoulder pad options, two different backpack options, and more heads than you can poke a shock baton at, to allow for some very easy customisation between your different suits.









The Militus is fully articulated, with ball joints at ankles, knees, hips, elbows and shoulders, which allows for a wide range of posing options. The ranged weapons also have a multi-part gimble arrangement which allows both arm-mounted and shoulder-rig weapons to be positioned just how you want them.















As an alternative to the standard shoulder rig, you can leave the vertical arm off and flip the weapon over, attaching the gimbal directly to the shoulder pad.









As a handy extra, the connection point for the weapons onto the gimbal is a very snug fit, which actually allows you to leave the weapon unglued and just push them into place, so that you can switch between weapons as desired between games. Likewise, while the forearm-and-hand option uses a different upper arm to the ranged weapons, the shoulder joint is a tightly fitting ball and socket joint, so if you glue the shoulder pad on to the torso without gluing the arm, you can carefully wiggle the arms in and out of the shoulder socket to swap them.








The saw blades on the above suit are not from this kit, but came from a Warhammer 40000 ork vehicle, used here just because I thought it looked awesome!



The backpack options (a field generator and a jump pack) also slot on, fitting neatly over the suit's back. These aren't quite as snug as the shoulders, but you could easily leave them unglued and attach them when you want them with a little blue-tac or similar poster adhesive.









The fantastic thing about plastic, of course, is that it is simple to modify. So if the already wide range of posing available to the suit doesn't quite get it where you want it, it's an easy job to trim the joints a little to push them out even further. The below suit was posed by removing the top edges of the thigh armour plates, trimming the edges of the hip socket and leaving off the triangular piece that fits into the back of the shin.









Lorican Champions are highly individual souls, and love to customise their suits. For this reason, the frame includes a bunch of different heads, and we will be releasing a resin upgrade pack to add some extra options in the near future. You can also look at other 28mm resin add-ons for more distinctive customisation - the heads on the suits are more or less human-sized, although you may need to fill the neck socket with some putty. The below suit was customised with an assortment of resin parts I had laying around from an old grab bag. His weapon drone (representing a shoulder mounted weapo, rules-wise) was made from a chopped up jump pack.









Finally, you're likely to wind up with a bunch of extra heads after you have finished building your suits. As mentioned above, these are human-sized, so that opens up all sorts of potential for customising your troops from other factions!











What do you have planned for your Militus suits? Feel free to pop along and share your work, or ask any Maelstrom's Edge- or hobby-related questions on the Comm Guild Facebook page!



You can pick up the Militus suit along with the rest of the Maelstrom's Edge model range from the webstore here.



For other Maelstrom's Edge modeling articles, including tutorials and walkthroughs of a wide range of different building and miniature projects, check out the Hobby section of the Maelstrom's Edge website here.





   
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This week's modeling article is a quick and easy 'illuminated' viewscreen...





Full article is here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/774552.page#10423848

   
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Sweet. I'll take 20.

   
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Progressy thing...
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We all float, down here...


   
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And finished:






Full build article here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/774787.page#10430237

   
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That is all kinds of awesome.

   
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What he said. Simple and super effective. Thanks for sharing.

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Near Jupiter.

Wow that's excellent, love the colors used aswell, looks so simple and neat. And amazing looking ware aswell.

edit - Referring to the purple flyer or hover craft. ( looks like a hover craft )

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I love that. I can see it being a real vehicle.

   
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Thanks, guys - I had a lot of fun putting that one together



Meanwhile, here's a pic of me throwing some dice down with yakface!
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From the battle report here!

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Very neat little hovercraft and a very nice game set up!

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The hovercraft is excellent, as well as that board .

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Less so for people with non-human avatars, but yes, it still catches me by surprise that yakface doesn't actually look anything like Sean Connery...

   
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I like the fact that you appear to be gaming in a shed built in the early 14th century.

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insaniak wrote:Less so for people with non-human avatars, but yes, it still catches me by surprise that yakface doesn't actually look anything like Sean Connery...

I'm quite disappointed myself everytime I look into the mirror! Also, that picture is particularly not flattering, either!

Briancj wrote:I like the fact that you appear to be gaming in a shed built in the early 14th century.

You actually have no idea. We were playtesting in a proper British Manor, built some odd 800 years ago. The hows and whys that occurred I'm not quite at liberty to say, but it was quite the interesting atmosphere to be sequestered in to play war-games.


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DAMMIT!

Off by a century!

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 Briancj wrote:
DAMMIT!

Off by a century!

--Brian


To be fair, so were bits of the manor

   
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I guess "identify the rough time period of a structure by a single interior photograph and only be off by a century" is a reasonable skillset. I'll take it.

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Painted this guy:







Step-by-step painting walkthrough here: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/775102.page#10438292


Not sure if I've mentioned it, but I really love this kit...

   
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Wow... that's a really awesome model/paint job.

   
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It is, and a very successful white paint job, I always respect that.

   
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Getting in some last-minute wash painting, before it was cool...
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Da-bu-di?


   
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That's really vibrant... love it!

   
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Finished. Aside from the base and the white eye dots, painted entirely with one or two layers of Army Painter Quickshades over a white basecoat:







And a step-by-step, for the curious: https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/775393.page#10446830


It's a little rough here and there, because that's largely unavoidable with this wash technique, but really quick and easy to do.

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Love it.

   
 
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