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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought




Potters Bar, UK

GAH! Page rollover....


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Gitsplitta wrote:Sorry mate, I know it's a PITA... But most folks come here for marine stuff. Don't want to lead them on with new posts on unrelated topics.


No Worries, im only pretending its a PITA. Tbh, this gives me a perfect excuse to read up on your Bad Moons...

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inmygravenimage wrote:Have courage, faith and beer, my friend - it will be done!
MeanGreenStompa wrote:Anonymity breeds aggression.
Chowderhead wrote:Just hit the "Triangle of Friendship", as I call it.
 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Silver Spring, MD

Dang, this is a long thread, it just dawned on me how long it is, 310 pages, its like a novel of grimdarkness about MW

Frigian 582nd "the regulars" with thousand sons detachment
5th Edition
W : L : D
23 : 20 : 7

6th Edition
W : L : D
Don't Know...alot of each
Bretonnians
W : L : D
4 : 2 : 0
"Those are Regulars! By God!" -Major General Phineas Riall
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Well, it's really slowed down as of late. Kind of preoccupied with orks and such. That's OK though, just recharging my creative batteries for the next round with the Mantis Warriors!


New BatRep up for my orks if you're interested... http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/457061.page#4433510

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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Loved it!

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey guys! Just checking in. No new marines, sorry. Still on hiatus. Completed my third grot tank though. If you're curious to see it and the whole squadron together... here's the link: Forge World grot tank squadron (rokkit buggies).

Painting gretchin is very therapeutic, I highly recommend it!

   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought




Potters Bar, UK

nothing wrong wit ha hiatus my friend, especially when turning out such lovely models!

Also, ironic that your hiatus involves painting green and yellow....

inmygravenimage wrote:Have courage, faith and beer, my friend - it will be done!
MeanGreenStompa wrote:Anonymity breeds aggression.
Chowderhead wrote:Just hit the "Triangle of Friendship", as I call it.
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Hey! "The Wardens of the Maelstrom" have two battle pics in the Adepticon gallery from 2012... including our gave vs. Dakka Detachment #3!

Game 1 vs. Tyranids (sorry, image tags don't work)

Game 3 vs. DD3

You can see the rest of the photos from Adepticon 2012 here: http://www.adepticon.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=12748

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Longtime Dakkanaut





Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Gits, I'm going to threadjack here a moment, to highlight what I think is an incredible opportunity.

This person is making Greatcoat-style IG replacements. Cast in white metal, pre-order until July 1st. The pre-order price is $25 ($2.50 a figure) afterwards it'll be $30 for 10. Heads WILL be available separately as well. If you read the full thread, you'll see how the sculptor responded well to the Dakka community, and ended up with a seriously good, and affordable, multi-part greatcoat mini with options.

Check 'em out!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/150/417676.page

Gits, you may officially spank me for the threadjacking.


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"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
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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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nah, nothing else going on anyway.

   
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Rampaging Furioso Blood Angel Dreadnought




Potters Bar, UK

Nice, some beautiful little greatcoat IG there Brian!

Ahhh, and THERES the rest of the pictures from Adepticon Gits! (Stupid Edit not showing up as a new post.....grumble grumble...)

inmygravenimage wrote:Have courage, faith and beer, my friend - it will be done!
MeanGreenStompa wrote:Anonymity breeds aggression.
Chowderhead wrote:Just hit the "Triangle of Friendship", as I call it.
 
   
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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

I like the greatcoats.

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

My Blogs:
Emperor's Wings chapter
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Necrons
Misc painting blog
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Been a while and I thought I'd check in. I appreciate everyone's patience while I take a break from my marines. The "break from painting" didn't last too long... guess I'm in the habit so it's hard to set down... but it is nice to be working on things that are totally different from my usual. Been having great fun being super anal about the gretchin figures I've been painting. The third grot tank and now a Killa Kan made from a 1st Edition ork dreadnought (which looks nearly exactly like a metal kan figure). Have taught myself how to do checkboard patterns. You can find my tutorial here if you're interested: How to paint Checkerboards Funny thing is I wanted the break, in part to work on things that were less stressful... closer to tabletop standard so I just just relax and make progress on my long neglected orks and new Circle Orborus (sp?) forces... but if anything I've gotten more strict about my painting discipline. Haven't figured that one out yet. I'm not painting as much as I used to though... which I think is a good thing over-all. Have been getting some (still 5th edition) games in at a relatively new FLGS one town over. Nice to help out a new store, lots of young guys just getting going in the game.

I'm slowly absorbing 6th and it's impacts on the game. I'm afraid a pretty good nerf bat has been taken to the orks... but I seem to be alone in that assessment so we'll see. A number of units got decidedly better... but the overall game rules got much less favorable in my opinion. Luckily, most of the grot things that I've been working on have survived the change-over in pretty good shape. BA mech got worse, but they were pretty good to start with and their assault marines got a boost... so that's a wash more-or-less, perhaps a slight negative. Codex Marines seem fine. New fliers, scouts are better, bikes are better, bolters are better. There are some negatives of course but since most of the negatives affect everybody they shouldn't be an issue. So... life in 6th edition goes on. I hope to have a chance to do some more reading this weekend and maybe get a small game or two in to practice some of the basics.

I will get back to working on the LoTD model. Probably as soon as I finish the kan I'm working on. It's frustrating but I'm just not one of those guys who can jump from project to project. I need to pound away on something until it's done and I can move on to the next. Every once in a while I can jump around... but I usually have trouble keeping my focus when I do that which is much less satisfying.

I wish you all the best. To my brother and sister Americans, happy Independence Day! Say cool and keep hydrated. (for those of you over-seas, most of the US is locked in a huge heat-wave & drought... here in Wisconsin, we're looking at 4 days in a row over 100 degrees F with high humidity to boot, and we're in the northern-most tier of states so its worse to the south). Today... because of the high heat and complete fire ban across the southern part of the state... I think I'll stay inside, paint & watch Godzilla movies. Wooo-hooo!

Best,
Gits

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Happy colonial separation day to you, Mr Gits! Enjoy your kaiju frenzy.

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Madison, WI

"Colonial Separation Day" I love it!


I was actually trying to come up with something clever to say to all my UK friends in honor of the event... but everything I came up with just sounded bad.

Happy "Thank God we got rid of that mess." Day??

Happy "You were proving to be more trouble than you were worth so we didn't try all that hard to keep you." Day?

Happy "You were lucky we were at war with the French at the time." Day?

Happy "Stop using the white "X" on our uniforms as an aiming target." Day?

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Happy "Thanks for inventing the tactic of shooting officers, and ruining civilized warfare forever" Day

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

Nice update, Gits! And I'll chime in with the chorus of others (as you mentioned ) that says you're wrong about orks getting nerfed in this edition, they're going to be insane, I think!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Well, I am planning on putting a bike nob squad together... dem boyz 'll be kikin' it fer shur!!



   
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Friendly Peat Beast






The Great Marsh

I meant more along the lines of things like snap-fire: orks have terrrrrible BS anyway, so it's just like extra shots . Lootas and burnas could be insane!
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Happy 4th Git's.

I think we have all your rain, its not stopped in days where I am. A lovely British summer as usual

   
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where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

Yeah, while you have baking sun we have horrible grey skies and flooded motorways...

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MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Little treat for you.

I picked up one of the servo skull tape measures GW started making. Mine works fine and seems very solid. Anyway, I could see getting it confused with everyone else's so I did a little custom painting. I could paint more of course but I didn't want to go overboard with it.


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






Harrow, Middlesex

Very cool!

All That Is Dread project ------ CSM WIP blog
KrautScientist wrote:It looks like your talent for constructing huge killing machines transcends all notions of race. How egalitarian of you!
tipios wrote: When it's finished it's gona be a missile launcher on legs
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Boston-area [Arlington] Massachusetts

Needs more Ork.

/|\/|\/|\/|\ An Airstrip on Caliban /|\/|\/|\/|\
"I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
Ouze wrote:I decided to don my surgical mask before doing the drilling, since I don't know what this new resin is made of, but I'm sure it's not, you know, vitamins and stuff.
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?

DR:70+S--G+M+++B++I++Pw40k87/f/re#-D++A+/sWD042R+++T(Pic)DM+ 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Mostly, on my phone.

Suddenly, the skull looks good. Nice job.

Yellowbeard: "Shop 'smart', shop Graven-mart!"
Casey's Law: "Graven: Speaking the truth and providing the rofls since '09."
Solar_Lion: "Deep in the bowels of a forge world lies a machine so terrible and purposeful that its very existence is only rumor and myth. It never sleeps and always hungers. Never satiated. Always creating, always churning out more and more. Never satisfied. It’s purpose long forgotten. It only lives to build more and more of the truly insane. The Deus ex Gravenator. Your only hope is to die in your sleep so save the last bullet for you!"
cormadepanda: "You suffer from creator syndrome."
Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot." Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."
Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven. :-)

"  
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nope... it's an Imperial Servo Skull... thus no ork.

   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






I don't see why everyone is nerdraging about the thing, it looks fine to me. I think people are just trying too hard to make it into something it is not. Why do people think because GW makes a product that they MUST use that product? It's a damn novelty item, that is all. It's liek the stupid stippling brush..the only thing it is good for is cleaning an airbrush nozzle....And it is REALLY good at that.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Are people nerdraging about it?? I just thought it was a clever little thing to pick up. Something fun to add to my gaming bag... I don't see too much to object about.


   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Yeah, this and the new templates too. I bought them with the intention of cutting them up and using the bitz and/or pressmolding the little arches, people got all militant butt-hurt about them having a little cheater triangle or some such complaint. I dunno.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
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Hoary Long Fang with Lascannon





Memphis, TN

dsteingass wrote:Yeah, this and the new templates too. I bought them with the intention of cutting them up and using the bitz and/or pressmolding the little arches, people got all militant butt-hurt about them having a little cheater triangle or some such complaint. I dunno.


I like the skull! I did not buy one because it seemed too much like a toy that you would get in a McDonalds kid's meal. Maybe I should have got one andI was mistaken.

Check out this comp!http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/498307.page
My P&M Blog:http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/497661.page
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






I see them as sort of a limited run novelty thing. I like the tape measure myself, If I see one, I will most likely pick it up for the novelty of it, but in a game, I'll just use my simple hardware-store type tape measure and my plain old plastic templates.

"dave you are the definition of old school..." -Viktor Von Domm My P&M Blog :
It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
"Ah yes, the sound of riveting.....Swear word after swear word and the clinking of thrown tools" "Nope. It sucks do it again..."- mxwllmdr
"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
"I think rivets are the perfect solution to almost every problem"- Rawson
More buildings for the Building God! -Shasolenzabi
 
   
 
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