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Watching Paint Dry 11: Back in Action

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:31 pm 
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Man those Manticores are sweeeeeeet!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:39 pm 
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Wow fantastic, lovely to see such a nice paint job on those old mins - they look great !


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:56 pm 
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LOvely crisp work, here. <3

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:02 pm 
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Thanks guys.

The Stormhammers got finished up last night. I ended up adding four more heavy bolters per tank to make them WYSIWYG. They originally had four total in Epic: Raiders and on the model, but a long standing typo for twin heavy bolters was officially adopted this year.

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At this point, all of what I've built has been painted. Back to the conversion table next for another handful of tanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:19 pm 
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I started building my next batch of thirty-ish tanks. I plan to finish the last two super-heavies, along with another artillery, Leman Russ and support option again. First up are the Vanquishers, these got elongated barrels. I still have to go back and drill out for the hatch/Commissar plugs.

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For artillery this time around I went with Bombards. I used chimera chasis hulls instead of the Russ chasis they came with (that's now called a Collussus I think) with the bombard mortar sans shell crane.

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The Demolishers got their heavy plasma cannon sponsons, but I'm still thinking on the turrets. A shortened barrel looks a little too "phoned-in". I got to see what else I can come up with here.

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Finally, I flocked the Exterminators to see what that's going to look like. This was pretty much what I did for my Knights so I'll likely continue it with this army as they're both Space Marine/Titan Legion era.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:54 pm 
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Great work Dave, you've made these old sculpts look really good.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:31 pm 
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uberChris wrote:
Great work Dave, you've made these old sculpts look really good.


Now who's going to have their AI card torn up? Way too positive comment, Chris. I would've led with something about the whole batch being "phoned-in" so what does it matter that the demolisher barrels are too?

Anyhoo, great work Dave.

The E:A version of the demolisher barrel has what looks like hydraulics on either side for... reasons. Looks pretty decent if you wanted to add something to the sides. But the current barrel has more reasonable proportions so could stay as is.

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Well I'm glad someone's stepping up to keep the quality of responses high.

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Great force Dave, mk2 russ army in on my wish list but suspect ill never do it, so i'm living off yours vicariously!

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What was I thinking!? Consider me properly chastized, Matt.

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uberChris wrote:
Great work Dave, you've made these old sculpts look really good.


I second this. No kind of doubt.

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Thanks guys.

@apoc, I bet there's an STL for them out there somewhere. You could do them in 3mm.

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Slow but steady progress on the next batch of tanks. I finished up the Hydra this week. I wasn't a fan of the Space Marine/Titan Legion era Hydra, the autocannons pointing straight up in the air with no means of tracking aircraft seemed pretty dumb to me. This is the conversion I came up with.

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I modeled it after the Epic 40k era Hydra, cutting and pinning the autocannons to the side of a Manticore weapon platform with its missiles filed off. I used a plasticard channel to get everything level with the top of the tracks, and a greeble that I cut off of the autocannons onto the back of the chasis. I got the idea from a Tim_nz some ten years ago.

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I also started work on the Stormswords this week. They'll be getting some heavy bolters and flamers next.

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I finished the Stormswords the other night. They're Shadowswords with the barrel clipped off with some heavy bolters stuck every which way on it. The heavy flamer is the same conversion I did for the Salamander Command tanks: Squat Trike multi-melta with the barrels carved up.

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I also figured out what I'm doing for the Demolisher barrels, they're the shells from the Bombard mortar cranes. Like the Buffalo was to the Cheyenne people, the Bombard is to this army: every part will be used.

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Finally, I started to figure out what I'm going to do for the Stormblades. I thought I had three spare sponsons for the right side, but I haven't been able to find them so I'll need to convert them out of plasticard.

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Fantastic work Dave, you have a way with fine detail!

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