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Regular Dakkanaut





Germany

The band looks very good. As an avid reader I especially like the one with the pointing gun and the open book. 'Read or die!'
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt



Inqui-who? Never heard of them we are um, mining surveyors here to survey the mines as we mine surveyors so often do. Nothing remarkable here. I doubt you'll even remember us tomorrow. In fact, it might be best for your health if you didn't...



The Arbites are getting some more riot breakers.

This is gonna bit a bit of a slog just because there are SO FEW options. I mean seriously, who makes a kit with 2 bodies and 3 arms? However good looking they few options are this has to be a low point in GW history.

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Berlin Germany

what head does the second ogryn wear?...people need to know...

   
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 Viktor von Domm wrote:
what head does the second ogryn wear?...people need to know...


Those are both out of the box. The robo head is one of the (few) options.

My formal review:

3 stars of 5

Let me start by saying that, once assembled, both of the figures on the sprue are gorgeous. The Ogryn with two mechanical claws looks properly beefy and heavy, ready to tear apart a truck. The Ogryn with a gun arm and a wrench looks vicious and scary, you would not want him running towards you! The figures have power cables and servos making the bionics look more industrial than the usual ones. There's also four heads plus a fifth mechanical head to give them some distinction.

The problem is, those the only two you can make. The sprue in this kit literally has 3 arms for 2 bodies, plus a gun arm. Oh yes, you can leave off an arm and make a one-armed Ogryn too. But I can't really consider 'leave off an arm' to be an option, even if the instruction book does.

And even worse, it was not necessary. While there's a limited amount of space on a sprue, there are also a lot of unnecessary parts. The arm gun for example comes in several pieces, as does the mechanical head. Even the eye lens is a separate part! It's hard for me not to look at this and feel that some parts could have been simplified to make room for another arm so every Ogryn could have two arms at least. Or maybe another hand so they could hold something other than the same wrench.

This is an ongoing issue with GW kits. They are increasing being made for display rather than modelling and converting. They have fewer options and almost no cross-compatibility with other kits. For example the neither the heads nor the hands in this kit work with the fantasy Ogre kits, further limiting your options. And for a gang-building game like Necromunda this hurts our ability to make our own gangs and models.

So... if you only need 1 or 2 this is a fine kit but if you intend to make a whole gang you'll struggle to differentiate them with only 3 arms for every 2 figures.

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Berlin Germany

thanks... and read your review... bugger...

   
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Since this has unexpectedly made it to the front page I thought I'd put up a link.



I did over a hundred propaganda posters for my Arbites Facebook group, you can find the full sized ones here:

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-518-49798_Imperial%20Propaganda.html

Once reduced to 5% or 10% they fit on most terrain.

 
   
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I love the one "Notice: Reading False and Misleading Notices is a Crime!" It's like saying "Don't look at the blue fish" in a poster.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Despite my misgivings the Brute Squad does look good enmass.



Fist dudes count as Bullgryn, gun arm dudes as Ogryn.

Still irked about the whole 3 arms for 2 dudes thing but now I'm tempted to pick up just ONE MORE box so I can have 2 squads of 9.

EDIT

It's not the world's greatest conversion but I was able to get one Ogryn to have a 'slung' rifle.





In my head the cyber arm swings the gun up and it plugs into his stump. It's ain't much (I've mentioned how annoyed I am with the lack of options) but it's something.

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One last WIP.

Looking at my Arbites army pictures I felt like I needed a more impressive commander. Dudes in thrones always look more authoritative and GW did just put out a cool mobility throne so...



It worked but I definitely do NOT recommend the throne for this sort of conversion. The new throne is very narrow and there's almost no space between the throne and the lectern. I had to sand down the hips of a Taurox driver to get him to fit in the chair. Seats and treads from a Taurox might work better. If you're doing a more conventional model you should probably leave off the throne and just have the guy stand behind the lectern, but it's so tall it will need cutting down.

So yeah, GW made a throne too small for most models to sit in, with a lectern too tall to stand at. Which actually might just be an indictment of Imperial design...

 
   
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Wow a whole month without updates.

Well first off I finished my two Taurox/count as Golitath trucks for the Genestealer Cult.





Not bad, but just an awful kit. It really needs the wheels to even start to look good, plus plasticard to cover the windows. Won't be buying it again.

Then after doing my army shots this summer I decided the army needed more impressive Chief Justice. So...





Supreme Chief Justice Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Emeritus Yusef Bin'El'Deen, is now entering his 400th year in the service but still as sharp as ever, though restricted to his Mobile Judicial Pulpit.

Sadly he has to count as T3, 5+ save officer unless I decide to make him Iron Hand or something.

The throne is from the new objective pack and... was a challenge. It's too narrow for most figures (forget getting a marine into it) but a Taurox driver worked after some filing. It's also too tall, and the lectern is also taller than most figures. But the end result with his feed dangling is kind of appropriate for the Imperium, making him look small and overwhelmed by the trappings of office. If you want to use the objective throne I'd leave off the lectern and have a figure stand in front of the throne.

 
   
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Germany

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Not bad, but just an awful kit. It really needs the wheels to even start to look good, plus plasticard to cover the windows.


I think they look fine, there are lots of wheels indeed.


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:

The throne is from the new objective pack and... was a challenge. It's too narrow for most figures (forget getting a marine into it) but a Taurox driver worked after some filing. It's also too tall, and the lectern is also taller than most figures. But the end result with his feed dangling is kind of appropriate for the Imperium, making him look small and overwhelmed by the trappings of office. If you want to use the objective throne I'd leave off the lectern and have a figure stand in front of the throne.


How about a mini standing on the seat and yelling over the lectern for heretics to get off the lawn? Anyway, I really like your chief justice and imagine he'll run over a lot of stuff and people, because he won't see where he's driving. And isn't that exactly what 'justice is blind' means?
   
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Cairo, Egypt

So working on a terrain cargo shuttle from a Trek runabout.

What do you all think, warp nacelles (which are presumably antigrav units or fuel tanks or something)



Or cargo crates?




 
   
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Chicago

I like that shuttle ALOT.

I do think it needs some plating or something over the cockpit window area. That front indention is one of the most recognizable elements tying it to ST. The other item that would be good to mod or drop might be the Warp naceles. Without the transparent front caps of the Naceles and with a modified cockpit it greatly reduces the ST'ness of it.

Cargo Crates are pretty cool. Some kind of landing gear in place of the Warp Nacelles maybe?

Looking forward to seeing how this turns out. I've been tempted by that kit many times over the years.

I think you saw these years ago, but maybe you'd find some inspiration for bashing spaceships here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/?s=spacecraft

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
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Cairo, Egypt

 Eilif wrote:


I think you saw these years ago, but maybe you'd find some inspiration for bashing spaceships here:
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/?s=spacecraft


Thanks for the link, your work is always an inspiration.

Yeah the cockpit is getting some modification. I think I'll go with the cargo crates, just to change the lines of the ship a bit if nothing else.

 
   
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Went with the crates and started adding a rhino front to the cockpit.



May add some of the huge GW pipes to the exterior to make it even less aerodynamic!

 
   
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And now for something completely self indulgent...

Inqui - I mean um, Mining Surveyor DiCote and his retinue.



It's a shame how terrible the 8th edition Inquisition rules, and I don't even think there's a 9th edition set but these guys can always work as IG if they ever hit the table.



Mining Inspector DiCote and his companion the 7th son of a Rogue Trader Dynasty now, for some strange reason, working as a shuttle pilot for the Inq- Mining Surveyor.



Tech Priest and medic



Priest and scholar



Psychic Support



Imperial Guard veterans



Death Cult Assassin and Combat servitor



And once again the whole band with their completely unremarkable shuttlecraft, the sort of broken down wreck that no one of importance would ever be caught flying in. Hence there's no reason to pay attention to it.

A fun little project, the Delaque models have a lot of potential, except for being head and shoulders taller than any other humans in the game. And it's nice sometimes to just do a small project rather than a whole huge sprawling army. Yep nice to call this one finish...



Oh.

Hello there.

 
   
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Some back of the envelope math I want to save...

Different ways of doing 30 Imperial Guard


2 Cadian Boxes $72/20 models
1 HQ $36/5 models
1 Heavy weapons set $40/6 models
TOTAL $148
(all options)

1 Heavy weapons set $40/6 models
4 Push Fit Cadians $40/20 models
1 HQ $36/5 models
TOTAL $116
(all options)

5 Push Fit Cadians $50/25 models
1 HQ $36/5 models
TOTAL $86
(no heavy)

3 Cadian Boxes $108/30 models
(no heavy, limited specials)

Obviously this leave out buying bits, scratch building or stretching heavy weapon boxes

 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Some progress with the Ogryn, managed to find some bits that can replace the right arm the kits omit.



Interesting that the gun arms look pretty natural on the left arm.

Anyway as noted they'll serve as Ogryn in my Arbites army along with the 2 fist dudes who will be Bullgryn.

 
   
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Inquisitor DiCote gets a second wave of minons! Just a fun side project.



With =I= rules so neglected I'm thinking DiCote may end up counting as an IG officer with a command squad so he gets the 3 advisors, Ordinance, Astropath and Fleet. Love that pickelhelm for the officer.



Some minions, a hacker, a sanctioned mutant and Arbites dude. They can just count as normal henchmen with guns or powerfists or as command squad members.



And the four assassins. Happy with 3 of them, not sure about the Culexus, maybe paint will make the difference. But I worry I should have gone with a crouching body for him.

 
   
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Opened quite a few boxes of shame this week and actually counted up what I'd accumulated in various moves and such.

I've got 120+ metal Cadians and RT Imperial Army WIP.



Will count as Scions by virtue of their shoulder pads and 3 decades of experience fighting for the Emperor.



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Truly El Regimento de los Viejos.

I'm right there with you, just don't have quite as many. My preshiouusss....


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Whew.

OK.

Let's not do that again.

It's just some metal infantry, how long could it take?

Anyway.



Here we see Inquisitor Kuroda consulting his Sky Marshals before they lead the Inquisition Storm Troops on a jump.




And granting his benediction to several demi squads.



As well as 30 members of the Archadian 87th, a long-serving unit as can be seen from their mismatched weapons and armor.



And finally 7 full squads from the Cadian 95th...



And the entire drop regiment, 130+ metal dudes.

Still more to do on them of course, including at least 50 more =I=s for their shoulder pads. But I think they are suitably impressive en mass. Just a wall of red, black and gold.

Trying hard to ignore the part of my brain that says just 20 more riflemen and I can have 11 full squads of Cadians instead of just 7...

Play us out Sky Marshal Anoke!


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Albany, NY

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
And the entire drop regiment, 130+ metal dudes.
Yowza! Impressive work Kid.

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 Boss Salvage wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
And the entire drop regiment, 130+ metal dudes.
Yowza! Impressive work Kid.


Don't be too impressed. It's a bit above my slop-n-go standard of old but still not... y'know, good.

But there are a lot of them.

 
   
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Still, truly an impressive effort- very well done.

And never get tired of requoting the original Napoleonic wargamer who got me started down the long road to insanity: "In mass, lies perfection". The large group has a quality all its own and defined by itself.

Plus a great unifying theme!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
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Thanks guys!

And yes. I just bought 20 more so I can "finish" this particular army.

Now onward to the Arbites and Inquisition!

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Germany

Great job, but my first thought was: why didn't he paint 150 for more squads? Just kidding, great achievement. Have fun with the missing twenty as well as with the others!
   
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Chicago

Old Metal IG always brings a grin. Nice collection.

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
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When are you getting back to Japan? We need to play horde vs horde.
(And I have to take out the boys for a group photo too)

M.

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Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

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 Miguelsan wrote:
When are you getting back to Japan? We need to play horde vs horde.
(And I have to take out the boys for a group photo too)

M.


Borders are still closed no?

So maybe Christmas 2021?

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