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K0rtmer's echo chamber: mechanising the vintage DG

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Very cool idea. That little guy reminded me of P.T. Flea from A Bug's Life. Just give him a little top-hot and he's set biggrin.png

I like the idea of a top hat. Would tie in well with the ringmaster. 

 

Because I'm beginning to figure him out, and this is where he's at ATM: 

 

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I put off trying this conversion for about a year or so. Finally mustered the courage to give it a go. Not so much worried about losing a poxwalker in the process, but there's a lot of material to be cut out of the coat and not much to leave behind. Didn't want to use a power tool (and I'm not too confident with my cheap dremel either), so I went the long way. Suffice to say that the model is already christened with blood from both thumbs. LOL

 

For the record, I'm not even trying to be original. First seen on Warhammer Community. But I take a good idea where I find one and I wanted this model for the Carnival from the very beginning.

 

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I've made minor progress with some of the others, notably with some splicing of limbs on the nurglings and with Elephant Man's beanie. I realise I'm getting carried away with them. But, hey, whatever. 

 

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Brief update:

 

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Now that's some tasty, old school chaos goodness. Lots of character in every one.


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Needed a bit of a break from the Carnival, but have too much going on to commit to a squad of Space Crusade models, so I've decided to have a go at the terminator I picked up for cheap.

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In the meantime I learned that characters can't take heavy weapons in 2nd edition, meaning the model is invalid as a HQ choice for my army. Ah, well. IDC. I had fun painting.
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I love the atmosphere your painting adds to the sculpt, which is already oozing character. That red goes great with the paler tones.


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Lovely work! 


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Maybe you could model TWC-sized "were-templars" who's inner Templar took over in the fury of battle transforming them into a giant half man - half templar?

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My Works in Progress

 

Credit to Julie Hang for the profile picture. @juliehangart on Instagram.

 

 

 


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More of a break from the Carnival, and an attempt to clear some backlog. Back to Oldhammer.

 

First up, trying to finish up what I've got for the Black Legion. I had an old metal Abaddon in a job lot that I picked up for cheap a long time ago, and obviously I'm wanting to do him justice. IDK why the model got so much hate. His arms don't seem that short. Currently trying to work out how I want to paint the sword, and this is where I'm at AMT: 

 

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Otherwise, I took half a day and did some serious stripping and scrubbing. Ended up applying oven cleaner to have a go at the thick enamel paint that I couldn't get off the plastic. Harshest thing I've ever done to a model. With almost all of the cleaning done, I went straight to assembly. Things escalated quickly from there. 

 

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I should have enough parts to build a Predator and a Whirlwind. Both will be magnetised to be able to make one a Rhino, so I can field all three combinations. Not easy, and required emergency sourcing of spares when I realised that some of the parts I had were damaged beyond repair. But, getting there. The Predator is built and not really showing its age. 

 

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I'm aiming at having all my remaining vehicles built before Feb 25, which is the deadline for a painting competition I'm intending to sign up for. Ambitious schedule: wanting to get 1000 points painted in 6 months. I've no hope getting there, ever, if I don't even have the models built. There's an old Mk I Land Raider in the mix as well, so I'll be busy. Planning to update here accordingly. Thanks for reading. 


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Abaddon is done.

 

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Can't say I'm 100% happy with every detail, but really wanted to get him done, if only to make capacity for the upcoming tank builds. He looks good at an arm's length and that's probably as good as it gets.

 

I also have a warp banner now. Also, my champion finally has an appropriate backpack: 

 

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I only found out how much I dislike the icon bearer sculpt when I painted him. Absolutely not a fan of the silly fur or animal skin, or whatever it is, and I wasn't sure whether he's got a helmet or just a face mask. I went with the latter in the end, if only to mix up the squad a bit. Doesn't matter. I now have a Black Legion support squad of 7 marines, an appropriate number in an otherwise mono-DG army list. I'll probably add some Berzerkers to them and maybe even two Possessed, IDK yet. 

 

Off to build some tanks now.  


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Impressive work.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

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Construction of the Predator and Whirlwind is complete. Both are fully magnetised: Predator can take any and all extras off or can be made a humble Rhino; likewise, the Whirlwind can be made a Rhino too. I couldn't bring myself to build the Land Raider yet, but it'll happen before mid-year. 

 

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Also shown is a squad of 7 Berserkers and the 5 Chaos marines from the Space Crusade game. I've signed up for a 2nd-ed. painting competition and pledged to paint the entire lot in 6 month, starting Feb 25, in a couple days. Going by the 2nd-ed. Codex, I'm looking at just north of 1000 points. Finally I'll be mechanising my legacy Death Guard. Assuming I'll get there: 1000 points in 6 months is a very significant challenge for a slow painter like myself. Expect monthly updates at a minimum, whether I'll stay on top of the competition or not.

 

Ironically I've felt a bit burned out with my painting lately. Probably a good thing, because I typically bounce back with elevated energy levels. Picked up some unfinished business today to see if I can tap in anything. Couple hours later and Space Hulk terminator no. 3 was done: 

 

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Can't say he's come out as good as I wanted him to, but I admit I was really struggling with him. The models are so low-detail and awkward - not easy to paint well. I think I stripped him down and started all over twice. Learned a good thing about weathering off-whites, and building up contrast. In the end I cut a few corners with pigments. Just wanted to get him done. Regardless, I think he looks Ok next to the other two I've already got. 

 

It'll be a while before I can attend to the next two in line, UM and IF. Lots of 2nd-ed. stuff to work through. I'll keep this updated. 


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... I think he looks Ok next to the other two I've already got. 

I think you may be too critical on your work (aren’t we all?). My reaction to see this picture, “Whoa! That is really well done!”


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I agree, I'm a bit harsh with myself here. These particular models are difficult to paint and the Deathwing palette isn't exactly forgiving. But - I also know where the mistakes are, where the paint is a bit too thick or patchy, where too much pigment went down. Etc. It's a bias that comes with that knowledge. 

 

It's Ok. I've learned to let go of it. Glad you like him. 


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Brief update on the Predator. I don't like painting vehicles at all. Don't mind dreadnoughts etc., but those large plain armour panels are doing my head in. Trying to supress that I have another two tanks to do before September 1. 

 

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Predator finished! Had a hard time doing her up, but I got there in the end. 

 

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Before vs. after shot:

 

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Off to the Whirlwind now.


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Ain't she a beauty. You might hate painting those large plates of armour, but damn if they don't look nice in the end :D


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Thanks, Sherrypie. Yes, she is a beauty and I'm much in love. In the meantime work on the Whirlwind has started ...


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One step at a time. 

 

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Looks like she'll fit right in with the fam. Ready for chipping and more weathering now.

 

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Plus, I realised I didn't put one of these panels across the chassis in the front. Doesn't show in the pictures, but looks weird IRL. Luckily I was able to source a spare part. Currently soaking in IPA, to be primed and put on at the next opportunity. I'll probably spray a couple other parts while I'm at it. Might even prime the next month's lot already. 


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Just a bit of fun for a narrative campaign I'm involved in (at a distance). While works on the Whirlwind are nearing completion. 

 

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She's done. In time for this month's contrbution to the challenge. Not my best work at all, but there's something to be said about getting censored.gif done to begin with. 

 

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