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Ragsta
07-06-2009, 20:11
I have taken the liberty of trimming this thread down a little bit for easier reading by Warseerites (?). Please feel free to pass comment and vote if you haven't already! I hope you like what you see, I am always keen to hear suggestions or critique :D Jihad Ragsta

Battlefleet Gothic Imperials. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=2)

Scratchbuilt Exorcist class grand cruiser INS 'Brandenberg' (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=10)

Battlefleet Gothic Orks. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=3)

Flexeberg Platoon pictures. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=6)

Brazen Minotaur squads. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=11)

Scratchbuilt Ork Gargant. (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=15)

Scratchbuilt Ragnarok pattern Leman Russ tank (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=20) and the templates for it here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=21).

Inferno Skull Space Marines (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=23)

Painted Ragnarok battletank (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=23)

Scratchbuilt Imperial light cruisers here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=12)and here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=13)

Imperial Guard squads with converted NCOs - khaki and woodland schemes (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=23)

Hasslefree zombie hunters Kev, Baker, and... Uh... Corporal Kev? (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=24)

Civilian starships from GZG, zombies from Mantic and Pig Iron System Trooper (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=25)

Revamped White Minotaur Terminators and Tacticals! Not Brazen, but White... (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203585&page=26)

My painting and modelling skills are what I'd like to think of as average- a few humble pictures to show some current stuff- please DO comment on what you see!

Ragsta
08-06-2009, 10:22
Happy Monday everybody!!

Here is one of the first Terrorships I did along with two scratchbuilt escorts I recently made up when bored. They are built from Fantasy shields and Orc shield bosses plus a few tank wheels and flying stand stems. Great fun!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Waaaaagghhhhh%20Gargruks%20BFG/Terrorshipandescorts.jpg?t=1252150964

What do people think of these? The picture came out really well, think I'm getting better at this :D The flames on the tail are a recent addition and I am quite pleased with the improvement :)

Green Shoes
08-06-2009, 12:28
Yay! BFG and the same Warzone minis I have! I'm looking forward to this one!

(Oh, and BTW, those Warzone troopers look great after they get a lick of paint on them. I have 150 of the bastards and I didn't even know how they looked completed lol)

Ragsta
08-06-2009, 19:38
Thanks for posting, Green Shoes :)

Yeah, the figures paint up really easily and look pretty good if I may say so myself- I have around 80 of the l'il suckers and they were darn cheap at 20! Ideal for the Guard considering a box of 10 Cadians costs about the same now :wtf:

Hmmm this thread has been voted 3 out of 5 by someone- it would have been nice if they had put some C and C on here too!

In honour of Green Shoes actually giving me some feedback the first NCO will be painted up and named Sergeant Green. He will have green (ish) shoes. Hehe.

Caiphas Cain
08-06-2009, 19:41
Nice, what are those guard models?

Explodingboy
08-06-2009, 19:44
The warzone figures look really good.

any chance of a scale shot with a regular cadian etc?

Ragsta
08-06-2009, 19:54
Hullo, Caiphas, they're Warzone figures, mate, check them out here for a little more info:

http://www.princeaugust.ie/target_games/index_warzone.html

They only have a couple of poses but I have mixed up the arms and heads between the Bauhaus and Imperial factions you get in the 80(!) figure bag. So lots of variation now :)

Explodingboy, nice to have you drop in! And here's a scale pic in comparison to a Space Marine I have- sorry, don't have any Cadian figs but I can dig out a Catachan if you like?:

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/0422.jpg?t=1244488619

Cheers

Ragsta
09-06-2009, 09:59
+++Incoming transmission from the Outer Marker+++

Imperial Ships of War sighted quadrant Alpha 307 by 298, currently hunting Ork marauders in the vicinity of Flexeberg.

+++Imperial Transponder Verification Confirmed+++

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/0032.jpg?t=1252151146

The Dictator class carrier 'Pilgrim's Way' with the Lunar class cruiser 'Startiger' in close attendance.

I added Aquilas from SM bannerpoles to these ships and swapped out the Dictator bridge for a Chaos one- it now looks much more in keeping with a vessel that directs scores of fighters and bomber wings at the same time, with all the extra sensors and bridge capacity required for such a task!

I think you can make out all the windows I painted in on the hulls. This drove me bonkers but now I have to do it for every ship I paint :p

C & C very welcome! Completed IG squaddies plus regimental fluff for Bravo Company to follow...

Explodingboy
09-06-2009, 12:28
Well I thought as you've helped keep my thread rolling allong, I ought to come and repay the favor. Thanks for the scale pic, A Catachan would work but that one gives me a good enough idea, bit shorter and skinnier than a GW guardsmen.. which makes it about the right size compared to the Space Marine.

The Gothic ships look really good, almost makes me wish I still played, I certainly remember the grief of trying to add windows.

jstalker
09-06-2009, 13:03
Your right, the chaos bridge does seem to work,
me likes!

Ragsta
10-06-2009, 19:06
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Waaaaagghhhhh%20Gargruks%20BFG/2TerrorshipsandescortingKillkroozer.jpg?t=12521586 12

2 Terrorships being escorted by a Killkroozer

The thing that I love about Orks is you can mix in different colour schemes and still feel that the fleet as a whole comes together- the Killkroozer also has some additions like its rhino horn and a skull on the main mast.

I have added torps to the right hand Terrorship and also given her an Imperial colourscheme haha! What can I say? I was bored- I imagine the crew are Bloodaxes :D What do you guys think, does the grey need to be toned down with a black wash?

I put some armour plates on the tails of two of these cruisers so that some transfers could be added- as I used Ork related symbols this livens the ships up a little bit. Note the Undead shield boss on the Killa's tail section :)

C and C more than welcome!

Ragsta
14-06-2009, 13:16
Happy Sunday everybody!

I have been working on special weapons using these Warzone figs and have found that the plastic is quite brittle- they just snap off when I set the clippers on 'em! This is fine for the simple removal of weapons but I think more complex conversions could be difficult.

Pic 1) Here is the sarge, melta gun and flamethrower for my next squad:

Pic 2) Battlecruiser Imperium Ascendant being escorted by the light cruiser Watchman. Note the extra anti-ordinance turrets fitted to the Watchman.

Pic 3) 2 counts as lascannons and what I think I will turn into an autocannon. The lascannons will be reflective of anti-tank artillery like the Wehrmacht Pak 40, so I will give them gunshields and try and fashion breech blocks. With the autocannon I will try and copy the Flak 30 on carriage like this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Bundesarchiv_Bild_101I-301-1953-24%2C_Seine-et-Oise%2C_Soldaten_mit_Flak-Gesch%C3%BCtz.jpg

Any C & C welcomed!

BeatTheBeat
16-06-2009, 22:32
Great log! I was thinking about buying some of those warzone minis before when they came up on ebay, and now I'm kind of regretting that I didn't. You're really making them justice, keep it up! :)

Ragsta
17-06-2009, 00:28
Wow, BTB, thanks man! Your compliments mean a lot, I am a big fan of your work :)

I will dedicate my next sergeant to you, please let me know what you want his name to be, otherwise I will have to come up with some bastardised version of your own name :D

You can still get Warzone figs for pretty darn cheap at 'Prince August', there is a link further up the thread if you're interested :)

I am in a very good mood tonight, passed some big tests that I thought I'd totally fluffed so tomorrow I will get stuck into painting another suqad as already promised.

I also quite fancy the idea of getting some artwork of my Flexeberg onto these forums... Hmmm, watch this space!

Ragsta
19-06-2009, 00:50
The cavernous hold echoed to the sounds of murmured conversation and the clatter of boots across mesh decking as the transport ship carved its way through warp space. Perhaps if these hundreds of infantrymen had even half an idea of the insanity that churned and boiled beyond the ancient vessel's hull their attentions would have been far detached from small talk and weapons drill.
The Flexeberg 17th Infantry Regiment had been embarked for two weeks now- they were becoming acclimatised to the cramped conditions they found themselves in. 4000 soldiers and support staff had been wedged into cargo decks usually used for transporting iron ore, carbonised steel and heavy fossil fuels. Cargoes destined for the multitude of planets and asteroid refineries that spread out before the ship in distances practically impossible for such simple minded men to comprehend.
Sergeant Green was in deep thought as he ran over the morning's drills. His squad had performed well on the firing range- better than their first week anyway. Those damned respirators made accurate rifle fire difficult to say the least! His mind ran over their pending close order drill as his eyes settled upon another squad as they filed passed him, heading for the lower decks. Sergeant Vostok nodded curtly to him as they drew level with each other.
"This is something else isn't it? Makes a change from boring into rock faces." Vostok murmured to his fellow NCO- only weeks earlier the two men had been overseers together back on their homeplanet.
Green gave vent to a tight lipped smile, "You're right there anyway. I hear you have the honour of another close assault drill? Kinda smoky down on the lower levels eh?"
It was no secret amongst the platoon- Vostok's 2nd squad had been assigned several blast cannons and cutting beams from the armoury already. Green remembered with no small sense of irony that Vostok's old mining team had always done better than his own with such equipment. Now that success had won them the dubious honour of becoming an assault unit where such expertise with such short ranged 'weaponry' would be critical.
"It's meant to lend to the realism. A little muck and steam to mess with the boys' heads before we get off this ol' tub. Wherever they're taking us that is. You know anything about that?" Vostok was practically calling over his shoulder now as he hurried after 2nd squad, slowly drawing the red rubber respirator down over his head and snapping its locks into the environmental suit.
Green watched him go, "No word as far as I know... But I think we'll have more to worry about than simple muck and steam, mate."

Pic 1) Sergeant Vostok and 2nd squad (assault unit equipped with heavy blastcannon and cutting beams).

Squad done after a day and half's work, not a bad speed painting effort at all! I gave these guys red facemasks for a little distinction (figured they deserved the honour seeing as they'll be running into heavy weapons and all sorts). A Badab Black wash hid a multitude of sins on these, they make for good TT quality now :) NCO named after BeatTheBeat's Guard regiment cos he's a nice guy and keeps me inspired!

Pic 2) Did some work on the anti-tank guns by adding some improvised gunshields- I think I will strap some random gear to the front of the gunshields too.

Pic 3) And finally some Ork transport ships as previously promised! Made from Space Crusade guns, helicopter rocket pods and all sorts of junk from my bits box.

Do please comment on the stuff you see here, guys, even the fluff! It's the only I can improve and I always like suggestions for new stuff!

Explodingboy
19-06-2009, 02:10
I really like the scratch built ork ships, the top one reminds me of the Stingray Terror Fish.

Nice painting on the guardsman still, keep up the work. (just because I'm on a break doesn't mean I can't make everyone else keep working :) )

Ragsta
22-06-2009, 21:21
Man, you're right, it DOES look like that! It's nice to see other people remember that show :P I may have to refrain from painting it in Stingray colours tho... ;)

Basically, I have momentarily run out of inspiration for my Flexeberg Bravo Company so will actually finish off some other stuff I had lying about instead (as I did say I would when this log started out...:rolleyes:).

Haven't got a name for the Hammer yet, suggestions very much appreciated! Let's get the ball rolling, people! This was my first ever scratchbuild and I think she turned out quite nicely.

Also some Ravager Attack Ships- I just love all the torps they can chuck at the enemy. This was my attempt at using up all the launch and lance bays I had left over from my Imperials. Still got loads if anybody wants some?

C and C on anything here? Names for the Hammer would be nice :p

schlissi
25-06-2009, 09:23
"Da Space Tank" would be nice as name for that.. umm... thing..?

Cant imagine that this thread gets forgotten, your models are really goos buildt and painted!

jstalker
25-06-2009, 09:36
The best part of this log is deffo the bfg bits, those ork craft are pure genius!

OutOfContext
25-06-2009, 11:11
Ah, I finally found your log, Jihad :D

The Ork craft are immensely cool. Excellent use of bitz.
Mork (or Gork) is proud.

Ragsta
25-06-2009, 16:21
schlissi- Thank you very much for the compliments, that means something coming from someone of your skill! I hope my freehand gets to your level quickly, I need to start that Marine Chapter I've been pondering! And she's not a THING, you philistine :D

jstalker- Thanks, mate, this plog was all about the BFG love so I'm glad you like those bits! The Ork ships were really quite simple to put together, hopefully they will inspire more Warseer fans to have a go themselves.

OutOfContext- Gargghhh he's found me! Heh heh, does tend to take you a while to notice your fellows' plogs eh fella? ;) Glad you like the ships, don't tell the boys about whether it's Mork or Gork, there'll be a riot in the shipyardz!!

SO seems people like the Ork ships, which is awesome and makes me feel happy about my scratchbuilds. If you guys like those then hopefully you will like my latest Terrorship and escorts...

Imperial Light Cruiser 'Rapier'. Counts as an Endeavour, you gotta love those lances! AND here are the heavy weapons for my Flexeberg Bravo Company! What do you think?

I think I could use them as anti-tank lascannons OR missile launchers (artillery firing high explosive frags or AP krak). They need some extra gear strapped to the gunshields- you can see some water cans on one of 'em already. ALSO I will be hanging some tarpaulins over the tops to represent covers/ camo netting. It will also hide the lack of coolness at the backs :cheese:

Thanks for the feedback, I promise those Imperial escorts, more Ork scratchbuilds AND a Space Marine in my proposed Chapter colours next time!

OutOfContext
25-06-2009, 16:50
@OutOfContext Gargghhh he's found me! Heh heh, does tend to take you a while to notice your fellows' plogs eh fella? ;) Glad you like the ships, don't tell the boys about whether it's Mork or Gork, there'll be a riot in the shipyardz!!


That's not true at all! I always find my fellow's logs swiftly.
They just aren't happy to see I've commented :p

I like the car of the front of this new ship. Almost as though he's drove into it and used it as a mascot.
I'd use the guns as count-as lascannons personally. Or maybe autocannons.

Ragsta
27-06-2009, 14:39
Okay, it's raining outside, I am awaiting my friend visiting from gloomy Aberdeen (we are going for curry later :evilgrin: ) and I simply thought I would let you guys know a bit more about me. I saw this wee question thing elsewhere on Warseer but can't remeber where. Anyway:

Getting to know a Warhammer fan

1. How long have you been a Warhammer fan?- Blimey, I remember seeing my first White Dwarf in primary school so... 15 years!

2. What is your earliest memory of Warhammer?- Like I said, some pals were clustered around a brightly coloured magazine with long legged, weapon wielding robots. They turned out to be Eldar dreadnoughts.

3. Who is your fav Warhammer character of all and why?- It would have to be Commissar Yarrick. Back when the first fluff about him and Hades Hive came out it was really something. Amd he's only human, no power armour for him! Badass :evilgrin:

4. What is your most favourite and prized Warhammer possession and why?- I have a Limited Edition Empire coin. It's got Karl Franz's head on it and is in white metal- I randomly won it at my LGS after answering some question about the Undead correctly (!). Let me know if you guys wanna see a picture :wtf:

5. Where in the world do you come from?- Born in Portsmouth, bred in Edinburgh and with an Iranian dad. Heh heh great conversation starter!

6. Outside of Warhammer what else do you do with your life?- Well now, I like going to the gym and jogging to fend off my love for food in all its forms (and beer, don't forget the beer), I like reading history, sci fi and all manner of comics and graphic novels and generally bumbling around hills and dales.

7. What is the origin of your screen name?- It was the name I used when playing Counter Strike many years ago. Didn't see why I should change it.

8. Apart from your own log, whos logs do you enjoy viewing?- Dang, good question! Bungaroo's is top quality, Sheep is a gentleman and quality painter, Shadowfall is mad as a bag of cats in jam and Pekel is always coming up with original ideas. McBain's recent work has been excellent and informative, EasyE has taught me to scratchbuild and convert more extensively and Discord just comes out with a whole bag of nice stuff! Check out Napalm for some oldschool goodness. There, I'm done now :p

9. If you could be any Warhammer character, what would it be?- Tough call! While I like Yarrick he seems to have a tough time of it. Plus he's like 70 years old or something, going to the toilet wouldn't be fun with that darn power claw of his. Maybe an Inquisitor, yeah that'd be cool. Death to Tofu!

And finally, two Imperial escort ships from the GZG range of miniatures. I strongly recommend BFG fans look this site up, it's great for lots of various ship styles that can fit into 40K!

CaptainSenioris
27-06-2009, 15:09
Loving the BFG stuff mate, I really need to trawl all my spare parts to make some junker ships. Should also get on with resurecting my Log too. When I get a spare minute I'll read your background stuff as well.

Ragsta
01-07-2009, 16:13
Thank you, Captain, I look forward to your reading of the fluff! Nothing special as yet but I hope to develope it soon. And get your log sorted! *Cracks whip*

So seeing as the BFG stuff is going down so well I have something here you guys might like. Basically I was cruising the Specialist Games part of the GW site and looked at the price for Ork Kroozers... 12?!!

So here's an alternative for you- 2 Terrorships and a Ravager Attack Ship made from cereal packets and polystyrene! I hope you guys can make out the various overlapping plates I have worked into these ships. My inspiration actually comes from Bloodquest, when Garshul the Destroyer's fleet is in orbit and under attack from..... A lone SM Scoutship :chrome:

Lots of cocktail stick torpedoes to be added, plus detailing using smaller bits of cards and plastic gubbins from my bitz boxes to break up the hull surfaces. Each Ork ship in this project will have features such as eyes and teef :D

Feedback on the ships would be great, I realise its contraversial building ships from card and styrene but I would really appreciate some C & C on these!

OutOfContext
01-07-2009, 16:51
The ork asteroid things look sweet, Jihad.
I'm really tempted to try scratch-building some BFG stuff :eyebrows:

Also, I think you'll find the WH quiz is from my log.
*walks away smugly*

Explodingboy
01-07-2009, 18:25
Looking good as always,

but I'm not seeing any pink pants <_<
>_>

Wintermute
07-07-2009, 19:50
Thread title changed at the request of the OP

Wintermute

Ragsta
08-07-2009, 10:11
+++Incoming transmission from the Parallus Expanse-priority Bravo Tertius+++

*We interrupt your viewing of 'Xenos Purgations Live' for this special bulletin. Termination of viewing will result in immediate conscription.*

Citizens rejoice! Even now glorious ships of war are en route! Give praise to the Immortal God Emperor for His benevolence in granting you the sight of such wondrous icons of His authority!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/BattlegroupResurgent.jpg?t=1252162248

Battlegroup Resurgent drops out of warp prior to deployment.

There are several different paint schemes present in the fleet- primarily cos I wanted to branch out in order to avoid boredom. I think it works out nicely and reflects different ships from different systems.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/SystemDefenceShips.jpg?t=1252162312

Noble System Defence Ships.

Some scratchbuilt defence ships and two GZG frigates as previously seen.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/StriketeamEphialtes.jpg?t=1252162346

Striketeam Ephialtes prepares to infiltrate enemy supply routes once again.

Note the OOC Firestorm frigates! One of my proudest wins on eBay!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/SharkSquadron.jpg?t=1252162380

Shark Squadron takes up position screening Battlegroup Resurgent.

I have used GZG ships once again to count as Cobra Destroyers- slightly smaller than the GW equivalent but I feel this to be more accurate. Cobras strike me as being simple torpedo boats with a coupla hundred crewmen at most. Two GZG frigates provide anti ordinance support and help to break up the monotony. Note all the extra wires I added to represent sensor probes- they were a total pain haha!

So there you have it, my entire Imperial fleet in glorious technicolour! I am very happy with how nicely they turned out in the pictures and even happier knowing I am almost finished. I need to finished off the ordinance I have for the carriers and also add flight stands to some of the light cruisers and system ships but that's pretty much it for the humans!

What do you guys think? Comments and criticism wanted! :D

CaptainSenioris
08-07-2009, 17:52
Awesome, loving the oop stuff and the scheme/conversions as a whole. I really wanna try one of those ork ships.

Ragsta
08-07-2009, 19:32
Awesome, loving the oop stuff and the scheme/conversions as a whole. I really wanna try one of those ork ships.

Thanks, boss! Yeah, I would love a few more OOP ships in the fleet but they are rarely cheap and my unemployment kinda screws that plan :(

I like using them to reflect old ships that have been hurriedly pressed back into service- there are two cruisers that have a brown colour scheme that reflect this look too (back row of the fleet shot).

The Ork ships are very easy I promise ya!! Carve a chunk of polystyrene into the rough shape you're after, then add pieces of cereal packet cut to taste. I try very hard to have all the plates overlapping to exaggerate the armoured hull idea and bring out the drybrushing that will come. Add plastic gubbins to taste :cool:

darktitan01
11-07-2009, 11:38
Cool likein you Imperial fleet, do you not need a battleship & some
furys & starhawks & some escorts.

Ragsta
11-07-2009, 12:53
Cool likein you Imperial fleet, do you not need a battleship & some
furys & starhawks & some escorts.

Thanks man :)

Yeah, the fleet still needs me to add some ordinance as I've said. I need to get another 4 stands of fighters AND bombers as there are two carriers in the battlegroup and it would be nice to have a full spread.

Here's some counts as Starhawks for ya tho:

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/StarhawkBombers.jpg?t=1252162906

About the battleship... My thinking for this fleet is it has been hurriedly patched together with serving vessels, reactivated cruisers from reserves and old and new escort ships that have been taken out of mothballs. Battleships are rare and as such I don't think it would fit with my fluff.

I WOULD like a Grand Cruiser tho, they keep popping up on eBay and I keep blowing it on the bids :wtf: I would love to paint a loyalist Repulsive class as flagship.

Here are the two cruisers who triggered my fluff ideas for the fleet. The dark brown scheme wasn't quite what I had planned initially but then I sat there and thought 'They look really old. Aha! They must be reservist ships!' so there ya go.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/LunarclasscruisersAdjudicatorandGlo.jpg?t=12521629 38

Lunar class cruisers Adjudicator and Glorious reactivated and manned as per orders. Current power output 85%. Fleet Commissar Banneth reeducating ship ratings with admirable vigour. Moving out. We are the Emperor's sword! They cannot stand before us!

I gave Adjudicator a Marine Strike Cruiser bridge and bombardment cannon and both cruisers have extra aquilas from 40K SM sprues. The extra large bridge reflects all the extra fire control required for mounting a Nova Cannon on such a vessel. I think all the painted windows and lights on these two vessels really saved them from an otherwise dodgy paintscheme.

abhorsen950
11-07-2009, 13:17
love the BFG stuff

CaptainSenioris
11-07-2009, 18:49
The bridge on the adjudicator looks just a ittle too ***** IMHO. Nice try though.

EDIT:LMAO! I had no idea that the abreviation for that was censored... I implied it was fat & ugly... in case you're wondering.

Easy E
14-07-2009, 16:05
Thanks for the shout out.

How did you scratch build the system defense ships? They look ace!

I also love seeing the old Space Fleet ships. Cool.

Ragsta
15-07-2009, 21:29
The bridge on the adjudicator looks just a ittle too ***** IMHO. Nice try though.

EDIT:LMAO! I had no idea that abreviation for was censored... I implied it was fat & ugly... in case you're wondering.

Hahaha I thought you were being a bit aggressive there! :p Yeah, I tend to agree but she's just gonna have to stay ugly I guess.

abhorsen950- Thanks very much, mate :)

EasyE- Hey buddy, thanks for the comments! The system ships were actually made out of:

-pen tube for the main body

-flight stand sprue for the bridge (the transparent bit that holds two stands at the bottom

-a triangle of random plastic glued along the bottom of the tube for part of the hull

-a length of sprue for the bow, then a slightly thinner part of sprue laid over that extending the bow further

-add tank bits and plasticard hull plating to taste :D They were stupidly simple to do and turned out quite nicely considering the total lack of effort on my part. I hope to inspire, do let me know if my dodgy guide helped at all.

SO Sergeant Pinko and 3rd squad are finally finished! And I have to say painting pink pants on the NCO was remarkably therapeutic hahaha! One thing of note here- I have never felt so uninspired when painting this squad :wtf: Halfway through I was thinking these guys look **** but I persevered and they came good, you HAVE to love the GW inks! So this just shows that to persevere is key, chaps.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/SgtPinko.jpg?t=1247689292

Sergeant Sergei Pinko's 3rd Squad are some of the more experienced members of Bravo Company. There are some concerning signs of combat fatigue effecting squad mental states to be seen here.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/SgtPinkos3rdSquad.jpg?t=1247689412

Thanks for the comments, everybody, I really appreciate them and any questions you have concerning my bits and bobs... Erm...

One moment the company was marching through broken trenchworks and flattened razorwire and the next their world exploded into laserfire and the hammering of heavy bolters.

Sergeant Green was hurling himself forward into the mud almost before the muzzle flashes registered in his consciousness. His respirator jarred painfully against his eyes and jaw as his chemsuited form smacked wetly into the mud. Muffled screams erupted around him as slower Guardsmen were hit, then the crack of autorifles joined in as Flexeberg infantrymen returned fire.

Trooper Henzel jogged forward, his heavy bolter smacking solidly against his armoured thighs even as he tried to brace it across his chest. He flopped forward behind some twisted wreckage and began laying down suppressive fire- straining to make out the enemy positions through the heavy lenses he wore.

“Enemy contact sector 7 G, estimate platoon strength with machine guns.” Green bellowed into the radio handset, waving other squad members forward with his free hand. A cold voice rang out in his ear in response and he tensed as he recognised it- Lieutenant Fall.

“Is there a problem, sergeant? I trust Bravo Company will be able to handle a few dirty rebels without assistance from another unit? Perhaps your troops require some motivation, please be aware that I am zeroing some artillery onto your position as of now. You have five minutes to clear that area.”

Damnation but Fall was a cold hearted fether! But now was not the time to dwell on that- arty was even better than a Commissar for getting his men moving.

“1st Squad, suppressive fire! Henzel, are you on fragging holiday over there?! Sergeant Vostok, get your squad on their right flank fast, we’ve got arty incoming!” He hugged his rifle into his shoulder and fired some short bursts at the distant muzzle flashes. Tracer rounds zipped past as other members of Bravo Company began to lay down more fire. Clumsy figures started scuttling forward from crater to crater, ducking behind blasted tree stumps and battlefield debris as they worked their way forwards. Several times Green saw a puff of vapour as enemy fire ruptured the survival suits of the Guardsmen. If the damage wasn’t mortal then maybe the soldier would be able to slap a suit patch over the damage before the atmosphere killed him. And sometimes not.

“Come on, you men! With me! For the Emperor!” A tall figure strode past where Green lay. He instinctively levered himself to his feet as he recognised the figure- even is his suit Lieutenant Fall was tall and lean,. It was not beyond the officer to fire some motivational blasts at soldiers he spotted skulking in cover. Better to get up and move fast, and damn the incoming- he didn’t fancy a laser blast from one of his own.

“For the Emperor! Forward!” Sheer madness- Green fired more rounds from the hip and stormed forwards.

darktitan01
15-07-2009, 21:43
Where did you get the Starhawks from thay look well nice.

Explodingboy
15-07-2009, 23:05
Finally, :D

The pink looks really good.

Easy E
16-07-2009, 00:01
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@EasyE Hey buddy, thanks for the comments! The system ships were actually made out of:

-pen tube for the main body

-flight stand sprue for the bridge (the transparent bit that holds two stands at the bottom

-a triangle of random plastic glued along the bottom of the tube for part of the hull

-a length of sprue for the bow, then a slightly thinner part of sprue laid over that extending the bow further

-add tank bits and plasticard hull plating to taste :D They were stupidly simple to do and turned out quite nicely considering the total lack of effort on my part. I hope to inspire, do let me know if my dodgy guide helped at all.



Consider me inspired. Do you have WIP pics, that would help me out a lot.

Ragsta
16-07-2009, 07:13
Where did you get the Starhawks from thay look well nice.

Those bombers come from a store called GZG- they have their own starship combat system called Full Thrust, which is actually quite nice in it's own right. Lots of BFG compatible stuff on the online store, here's a link for some fighters and bombers to whet your appetite:

http://www.gtns.net/store1/commerce.cgi?product=FT-NSL&keywords=&cart_id=3312488.821&exact_match=on&next=20


Finally, :D

The pink looks really good.

Yeah, took me a while eh? It IS a nice pink, I am somewhat disturbed at this.


Consider me inspired. Do you have WIP pics, that would help me out a lot.

What I will do is draw up some explanatory pictures for you tonight and post 'em here. Glad you like 'em :)

Dannage
16-07-2009, 07:33
BFG kustomizashuns... wicked cool stuff mate. :)

The only Ork BFG conversions I ever did was to buy Epic Battlewagon hulls and stick them on Epic fighta bomba wings, to make some more brute ram ships... I bet if you started with that concept you'd probably make it ridiculously good... The other thing was to get polystyrene spheres from hobbycraft and turn them into Ork Roks. Oooh, do some Roks, you know you want to! :)

PenalTrooper
16-07-2009, 10:16
The warzone guardsmen look very good, really nice work. Also the heavy weapon guns, great stuff.

Ragsta
16-07-2009, 18:52
BFG kustomizashuns... wicked cool stuff mate. :)

The only Ork BFG conversions I ever did was to buy Epic Battlewagon hulls and stick them on Epic fighta bomba wings, to make some more brute ram ships... I bet if you started with that concept you'd probably make it ridiculously good... The other thing was to get polystyrene spheres from hobbycraft and turn them into Ork Roks. Oooh, do some Roks, you know you want to! :)

Haha thanks for the confidence in my abilities! I have tried several times to make Roks but they looked rubbish- on the plus side its where I got the inspiration for my scratchbuilt Terrorships (still WIP). I actually have 7 Fighta Bommers that I proxy for Ravagers- I just love them so much I couldn't get rid of 'em when I sold my Epic stuff.

I would like to see those Ramships, Dannage, feel free to put some pictures here!


The warzone guardsmen look very good, really nice work. Also the heavy weapon guns, great stuff.

Thanks very much, I am very happy with how the Warzone figs have turned out. The heavy weapons have evolved slightly but they need 60mm bases and a LOT of work on their rear ends. I am planning to put sandbags and random junk heaped around them as makeshift barricades, turn them into mini dioramas if I can.

Dannage
17-07-2009, 07:27
Okay, if you insist, but they're really nothing special. I didn't tool them up or convert them in any way, I just took the two pieces and glued them together. Probably the easiest/laziest conversion in the history of man!

Dannage
17-07-2009, 23:00
Oh, it appears my kustom brutes ain't with the rest o the fleet.. I wonder where they got to... :(

Explodingboy
18-07-2009, 03:33
Your in trouble now Jihad.

I had almost completely forgot about the GZG, I bought a couple of platoons way way back, now I'm going to have to get more, because you've just reminded me how much I liked the stuff they made.

Ragsta
18-07-2009, 14:47
Bwahahahaaaaa :evilgrin: Sorry to lead you down new paths of miniature goodness, my friend. Actually, after you posted that message I browsed eBay and found some interesting stuff- if I win the bids you will see 'em here!

I was also looking at GZG platoon packs... That's your fault!

I love Savage Gunboats- in one battle a squadron of 4 attacked 2 Dauntless light cruisers head on and Locked On- killed 1 and crippled the other, now THAT'S fun! Ravagers are some of my favourite escorts tho, if I use these ones along with my converted ones and Fighta Bommer proxies that's 14 of the swine! :cheese:

Onslaught attack ships and Ramships- If I were to repaint anything it would be the Ramships, they have a few chips and dull bits on them. You have to love D6 FP on the Onslaughts.

I have around 3000 points of Battlefleet Gothic Orks and love every one of them. Their all ahead full and damn the consequences approach makes playing them relatively straightforward too haha! Not saying I win that often tho!

+++Alert! Ork warships on intercept course! All crew to battlestations, this is no drill!+++

Dannage
18-07-2009, 21:03
Ahhh I know how you feel... My favourite game involved the torpedo escort ships. I launched a literal wall of torpedoes across the table, following closely behind them. My chaos opponent didn't want to face all the missiles and veered off to avoid them, so then I ended up facing their rear armour... Mwuha ha haaa.....

I only say that because most of the games I played I was facing Space Marine Battlebarges and failing to roll any sixes... Curse those ships... :)

CaptainSenioris
18-07-2009, 21:04
Oooh very nice!

Ragsta
19-07-2009, 19:12
Thank you, Captain, always appreciating your comments.

This one is for EasyE- a very simple tutorial that I hope serves to motivate all you potential scratchbuilders!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/0032-1.jpg?t=1248024349
Here you have all the primary components for making an escort sized vessel. Roughly human in design and origin. Heh. The recipe is as follows and also in the order of assembly:

2 pieces of sprue, one piece half the length of the other. This will be the prow. The longer section is also broader, but the two combined are actually snug and streamlined. You could probably file and trim a piece to fit if you can't find such sizes yourself.

1 rectangle of thin plasticard that the prow is glued down the centre of. It makes for a firm platform for all the pieces glued behind it.

1transparent piece of sprue that you get with flight stands.

1 length of tube- I used parts of a pen for mine but any tubing will do. This is the main hull.

Finally, a triangular section of plastic that fits under the tube hull. This deepens the hull profile nicely and tapers away towards the drive section. I used a piece of plastic that I found on a building site. Easily carved into! Any plasticard will do the same tho.

For the prow sprue I used the Chaos weapon sprue you get with Battlefleet Gothic. The varying widths and depths are ideal.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/006.jpg?t=1248026716

Here's a finished vessel to highlight some of the instructions. Note that the prow has an overbite, achieved by the half length piece of sprue. I add thin plasticard for hull plating (also covers the glue lines).

Also, more plasticard goes onto the bridge (arrowed) to represent the forward windows. IMPORTANT: there is actually another piece of plasticard under this piece of sprue- I added it to cover a gap that appeared between the bridge and hull tube. You may not have to :)

Finally, some tank track links were glued to the kength of bridge for some detailing, along with random pieces along the hull.

Job done! Hope you peeps like this, please do let me know if it helps!

Ragsta
20-07-2009, 21:17
Hello everyone :)

Lt. Erasmus Fall, Bravo Company 17th Flexeberg Infantry. Note the officer's chainsword and lasblaster- quite rare considering the preference for auto guns amongst most Flexeberg.

I fashioned a respirator out of milliput- the photo makes it look truly rubbish but hopefully once finished it should be okay- I am adding a rimmed helmet so he fits in with his troops.

Hope you're all well, feel free to rip into Lt. Fall :evilgrin:

CaptainSenioris
21-07-2009, 15:32
Great wee scratchbuild tutorial there and a nice simple looking ship, any chance of a scale shot next to a normal cruiser? I actually quite like the canvas bag style of your respirator, I'm sure it'll look great with some paint on it.

OutOfContext
21-07-2009, 16:25
The bag respirators do look pretty funky, Jihad. I likes :D

The tutorial is certainly enlightening. Sprue is too useful.

Dannage
22-07-2009, 07:12
That's it, I'm going to put some sprue on my tank right now.

Deusmex
22-07-2009, 08:50
Sprue ships. I think I might have enough parts for a 50 billion point sprue ship fleet.

Very imaginative stuff and from a Scot too. Whod have thunk a Scot could invent anything........oh ....wait...

darktitan01
22-07-2009, 10:49
Yer man keep the ork fleet coming

Ragsta
25-07-2009, 19:57
Great wee scratchbuild tutorial there and a nice simple looking ship, any chance of a scale shot next to a normal cruiser? I actually quite like the canvas bag style of your respirator, I'm sure it'll look great with some paint on it.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/Escortsizes.jpg?t=1252163397

For you, my friend- as you will see it matches a Cobra Destroyer's displacement pretty much dead on. Bit 'fat' to fit that theme tho.


The bag respirators do look pretty funky, Jihad. I likes :D

Thank you, mate, and to the Captain too, makes me feel much better about the respirator look!


That's it, I'm going to put some sprue on my tank right now.

Heh heh, glad it inspires you!


Sprue ships. I think I might have enough parts for a 50 billion point sprue ship fleet.

Very imaginative stuff and from a Scot too. Whod have thunk a Scot could invent anything........oh ....wait...

Hahaha yeah! I had originally thought about making sprue 'skeletons' and just glueing random bitz and plasticard plating to them but went for the current look instead.


Yer man keep the ork fleet coming

Well now, for you, my friend we have these:

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Waaaaagghhhhh%20Gargruks%20BFG/Sizecomparison.jpg?t=1252163538

Here's a size comparison with an Imperial cruiser- you can see the intimidating Ork ship idea nicely here.

There you go guys, thank you so much for all your comments and I hope everyone is having a nice weekend so far! I hope to go the cinema tonight- either The Hangover or Public Enemies.

Peace out to all of ya!

schlissi
26-07-2009, 19:21
Weehee! Orkses komming fo you to krush thee with brokkenz shipz!

Paint them! Now! For the Emperor!

Ragsta
26-07-2009, 19:23
Hahaha touche, my friend! This I shall certainly do for you as soon as I can, thanks for the comment! For the Emperor! And Squigs!

Aaaaaaaanyway- here is a dodgy shot of what I plan to be the end for my Flexeberg, at least for now.

The pile of sprues will round out my platoon to 45 men inc. command and extra weapons teams. And all for 20.00, gotta love Warzone for that alone!

Also three scratchbuilt lascannons. I got a free big box of bitz from an old boss including lots of little sandbags so I improvised these las emplacements for your inspection.

And finally a scratchbuild Firecontrol Swordwind Frigate that I finally got around to finishing. Notice the scratchbuilt turrets on the sides of the hull- my first attempt at such things, dunno if they come out in the photo tho.

I would like to hear comments and criticisms on anything you see on these pages. Please speak up, guys, you complete me! Speak ya soon!

OutOfContext
26-07-2009, 20:31
I think you're starting to become my new favourite scratch-builder, Jihad.

The temptation to build spaceships grows...:eyebrows:

Explodingboy
26-07-2009, 20:34
Nice update as always.

The Flexeberg are looking good, and the lascannons are looking good too the sandbags are a good addition.

As to making a new IG army.. I know how that feels.. It takes allot just to remember which unit was for what army everytime I pick something up.

darktitan01
26-07-2009, 21:00
Good lookin Swordwind Frigate.

Dragon Lord
26-07-2009, 23:38
Love the scratch built BFG ships, the Orks look very good. I must get around to posting some of my BFG scratch builds some time...
I've thought about using some of the full thrust stuff for conversions myself before, but couldn't really tell how big a lot of them were.

CaptainSenioris
27-07-2009, 09:22
:D

Those wee scratchbuilt ships are looking perfect for an alternative for the transport model.

Ragsta
27-07-2009, 20:20
I think you're starting to become my new favourite scratch-builder, Jihad.

The temptation to build spaceships grows...:eyebrows:

Thank you, OOC, that is a really nice thing to say :) In the long run we have a Killkroozer, 2 Onslaughts, 4 Ramships and another Terrorship to do. Probably many moons away... Build some! You know you want to


Nice update as always.

The Flexeberg are looking good, and the lascannons are looking good too the sandbags are a good addition.

As to making a new IG army.. I know how that feels.. It takes allot just to remember which unit was for what army everytime I pick something up.

Thanks for the comments, bro, I hope to make the cannons something special. Actually, it may well be that GZG will take more of a prominent role in this log for that future Guard force... Your thoughts? :cheese:


Good lookin Swordwind Frigate.

Thanks, buddy! Heh heh, never meant to call it that actually- was so tired and cross eyed after hammering out Marine undercoats/ fixing rivets/ recovering from a long weekend that I magically gave her that name! Glad you like it.


Love the scratch built BFG ships, the Orks look very good. I must get around to posting some of my BFG scratch builds some time...
I've thought about using some of the full thrust stuff for conversions myself before, but couldn't really tell how big a lot of them were.

Post some up here if you want to, Dragon Lord, I'd love to see your stuff! With Full Thrust, I have found the escort ships perfectly sized for BFG- the newer resin cruisers match nicely with their BFG counterparts if a bit smaller but I feel that's probably more 'realistic' anyway :p Actually, I was pondering starting a new Imperial fleet comprised of GZG ships at some point... Gargghhhh nooooooo *screams stifled by resin and flying bases*


:D

Those wee scratchbuilt ships are looking perfect for an alternative for the transport model.

Certainly do, Captain- does that mean we will be seeing some work of your own? ;) Actually, the tutorial was so simple that you could probably make different styles of ship by slightly modifying the shapes and dimensions of the parts involved.

Thanks so much for the feedback, gentlemen, I will now return to my Marines so we can have something completely different in the future.

Dragon Lord
28-07-2009, 01:03
Post some up here if you want to, Dragon Lord, I'd love to see your stuff! With Full Thrust, I have found the escort ships perfectly sized for BFG- the newer resin cruisers match nicely with their BFG counterparts if a bit smaller but I feel that's probably more 'realistic' anyway :p Actually, I was pondering starting a new Imperial fleet comprised of GZG ships at some point... Gargghhhh nooooooo *screams stifled by resin and flying bases*
I've posted a few pics of my BFG stuff up in my new log (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211890) if you want to have a look. A thought occurred regarding the Full Thrust stuff and sizes, how big are the bases they use compared to GW flying bases? That should give me a good idea of the sizes.
If you do start a Full Thrust based Imperial fleet I'll be watching avidly:)

-=Lazuli=-
31-07-2009, 17:07
Hi Jihad, didn't get a chance to look through the whole log (I know it's only four pages...), but your scratchbuild stuff is AMAZING! I like the guard and the BFG.

Ragsta
31-07-2009, 19:21
Wow, thanks, buddy, you're a real gent for saying such things! Thx for liking the Guard n BFG, more to follow on both I promise!

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT :chrome:

Here is a selection of Space Marine colour schemes I have been working on recently.

Pic 1: My first use of GW washes and it worked out nicely, even if the scheme was red and... Brown :wtf: I bunged metallics, reds and browns on the same model as a reference point for future work. Yeah, that's it.

Pic 2: I need an extra lamp for better lighting. Enjoyed the basing! I am thinking about evolving this scheme and giving them blue guns to make them pop a bit more. Maybe add black pads and helmets. Thoughts?

Pic 3: WIP Combat Squad of Brazen Minotaurs from the 5th Battle Phalanx. I dedicate this squad to Explodingboy, who is a nice guy having a bad day. I still need to add lens work, fill in the guns and basing but the basic scheme is already done. Do blue guns work? I think so...

Note the Chapter badge- my first real spree into freehand work with thanks to Schlissi and Odmiller and Animatronica for inspiring me! Please don't laugh too hard at the dodgy quality, they blend together nicely when it comes to tabletop quality.

Have a nice night, guys, now I'm off to a party. Cheers

-=Lazuli=-
31-07-2009, 20:15
Yay! a bunch of random marines! Nice of you to dedicate the squad to Explodingboy. I like the marine with no weapons...

CaptainSenioris
31-07-2009, 22:35
Liking the marines, your freehand work is fine, all the icons look similar enough to pull it off. Also liking the blue bolters, which leaves the eyes, have you chosen a colour for them yet?

As for my log, till I've moved house we're not likely to see any of my new stuff for a while.

Ragsta
01-08-2009, 10:55
Yay! a bunch of random marines! Nice of you to dedicate the squad to Explodingboy. I like the marine with no weapons...

Heh heh yeah, he likes to fight hand to hand :rolleyes:


Liking the marines, your freehand work is fine, all the icons look similar enough to pull it off. Also liking the blue bolters, which leaves the eyes, have you chosen a colour for them yet?

As for my log, till I've moved house we're not likely to see any of my new stuff for a while.

Must be nice to move house, I'm still leaching off my folks. Getting annoying but it's the only way I can save money just now. Once my first paycheque comes in I can buy some new hobby stuff too! Yay!

The eyes are going to be green, you may be able to make that out on the leftmost dude. Thank you for the comments on the freehand, I agree that massed together they look fine.

CaptainSenioris
01-08-2009, 11:29
Must be nice to move house, I'm still leaching off my folks. Getting annoying but it's the only way I can save money just now. Once my first paycheque comes in I can buy some new hobby stuff too! Yay!

On the contrary I'm moving back in with my folks, can't keep up with the expenses of living in town anymore, it's been 6 years now and I'm dreading it. :(

Ragsta
01-08-2009, 16:13
An Onslaught Attack Ship recently sighted by Shark Squadron of Battlegroup Resurgent. It would appear the greenskin filth are still in the construction process.

The black prow was a thingummy I found on my walk- I immediately grabbed it and took it home- she still needs some armour plating to break up the empty spaces and some teeth along the prow. I'm pretty chuffed with it, it keeps to my theme of prominent 'eyes' for one thing.

Ship took about 40 mins altogether, hope you guys like it! Ideas, criticisms, comments always welcomed!

P.S. Lazuli, I think I may dedicate a scratchbuild to you soon, I'm currently pondering where to take my thought processes on that tho.

Dragon Lord
01-08-2009, 17:05
Those are some very shiny marines, they look good though, the freehand is perfectly fine, what colours did you use for the golden armour? I quite like the black guns on the green guys, combined with the bases it gives them a nice brooding look.


Heh heh yeah, he likes to fight hand to hand :rolleyes:
He does look a bit like he is about to punch someone...

Liking the new ship too, though it needs some more orky gubbins, at the moment it could pass for an Imperial vessel.

Napalm
01-08-2009, 23:39
I'm really impressed with the scratchbuilt BFG ships.
Lots of imagination and very good looking ships.
My favourites are the big orks ones.

Still got tons of bfg ships to paint... Maybe I'll paint a few chaos ones in a few weeks.
Keep it up !

Explodingboy
02-08-2009, 07:38
Hey Jihad, I was just browsing over at Bell of Lost Souls and I think I found some inspiration for your next ork ship.

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/04/40k-hobby-red-orktober-killcroozer.html

Ragsta
02-08-2009, 08:40
Those are some very shiny marines, they look good though, the freehand is perfectly fine, what colours did you use for the golden armour? I quite like the black guns on the green guys, combined with the bases it gives them a nice brooding look.

He does look a bit like he is about to punch someone...

Liking the new ship too, though it needs some more orky gubbins, at the moment it could pass for an Imperial vessel.

Yes, the photo has them blindingly bright definitely. Looking at them now they don't look so stark, which is good. The Brazen Minotaurs evidently don't think much of camouflage! Brooding is exactly what I was hoping for with the greenies, thank you! I will post the Ork ship again when I have gubbins-ified it up.


I'm really impressed with the scratchbuilt BFG ships.
Lots of imagination and very good looking ships.
My favourites are the big orks ones.

Still got tons of bfg ships to paint... Maybe I'll paint a few chaos ones in a few weeks.
Keep it up !

Thank you for posting, Napalm! I will be working on a Killkroozer scratchbuild very soon, it promises to be a little special ;) I'm really pleased with how the scratchbuilds have turned out so far.


Hey Jihad, I was just browsing over at Bell of Lost Souls and I think I found some inspiration for your next ork ship.

http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2009/04/40k-hobby-red-orktober-killcroozer.html

Haha yeah, I've seen this one before! Blimey, it's even got lights on it! I do like the paintscheme, I think I will try for something similar with my Ork pirates.

Thanks for the comments, everybody, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday :)

Ragsta
02-08-2009, 10:31
Brazen Minotaurs wearing campaign badges for the Skaggerak Incident. This would imply the unit has been in service for decades- the 5th Battle Phalanx of the Brazen Minotaurs engaged in multiple actions during this period in Imperial history.

Hmmm, the picture makes them look a bit poo :( At least the lenses and guns have been done- the blue looks worse on the picture than in reality but I may slap some Badab Black on the guns to dull them down a bit.

Dragonlord- The recipe for the gold armour is as follows. I lifted it from an ancient warfare modelling site for Hoplites, which is good cos I hope to play upon Greek Warfare and mythology for these guys!

1. Undercoat of black then Scorched Brown slapped over the model.
2. Dry brush of Dwarf Bronze. This may be OOP now but Tin Bitz would probably work too.
3. Drybrush of Burnished Gold.
4. Drybrush of Shining Gold.

Job done! It leaves a nice, tarnished look to the armour. I am still investigating other options for the armour scheme tho- I am wondering how Gryphonne Sepia would look over silver undercoat? Thoughts on this? You chaps like the fluff?

CaptainSenioris
02-08-2009, 23:41
I rarely like metalic Space marines, ta for proving me otherwise.

Explodingboy
02-08-2009, 23:44
They look Jihad, the only thing I'd say as a suggestion would be perhaps to darken the guns a little.. but then as you've seen in my own log I just like to make everything look dark and gritty.

Ragsta
03-08-2009, 07:33
I rarely like metalic Space marines, ta for proving me otherwise.

Why thank you, kind sir, that's nice of ya. I keep dithering between 'I really like these guys' and 'Wow, they look naff.' But they continue to grow on me, I have another 5 to finish off and then I will know for sure how enjoyable I find doing these guys, which is the important thing.[/COLOR]

They look Jihad, the only thing I'd say as a suggestion would be perhaps to darken the guns a little.. but then as you've seen in my own log I just like to make everything look dark and gritty.

I slapped Badab Black on the guns last night and I must say I was deeply impressed with the improvement! I bloody love the washes- they have singlehandedly improved the Brazen's look 100% IMHO.

In other news, I was trawling GZG's website last night and decided stuff this! I'm going shopping for new toys. I will, however, hold off until I finish my Flexeberg (one undercoat and a slap of paint away from that).

Ragsta
04-08-2009, 18:56
*Heh heh* Today I made grenade launchers out of sprue and Marine bits- namely scopes and auspex scanners. They look a bit beefy for the guys carrying them but hey! bigger is better right?

A full squad of Brazen Minotaurs- 5 in the rear need their lenses done then it just basing for the squad. I really like how they've worked out. Think they'll just be for show tho, I'd like to work on other things just now.

Added Orky gubbins to the Onslaught. It will probably last about 30 seconds in action.

Finally, I saw this and just have to get it. She reminds me of episodes of Firefly and the 'Betty' in Aliens 4 (ptooie!). This vessel will probably be crewed by a bunch of human opportunists and xenos sidekicks. I'm naming her Lazuli (there you go, fella!) :p

She's cruiser sized so you guys will get a good idea of scale between GW and GZG products too. Man, I can't wait to go shopping!

Explodingboy
04-08-2009, 19:37
I like the grenade launchers, they look really good.

-=Lazuli=-
05-08-2009, 21:44
Yay, I get a shipped named after me! My Shadowsword is named Lazuli Destroyer. The ork ship is cool to as are the guardsmen!

Mr Kibbles
06-08-2009, 12:07
I like the brazen minatours.

-=Lazuli=-
06-08-2009, 13:34
I look through the rest of your log and it amazes me how you can scratchbuild something that scale. Especially like the ork ships. The guardsmen are really good to. Keep up the good work!

Ragsta
06-08-2009, 20:35
I like the grenade launchers, they look really good.

Thanks fella, it made me chuckle constructing such big n beefy gunz.[/COLOR]


I like the brazen minatours.

Hey Mr Kibbles, thanks for commenting! Glad you like them, they've definitely grown on me now. I rescued them in an eBay purchase that was a mere 8. HORRIBLE paintjobs, they took several strip sessions to fix.


I look through the rest of your log and it amazes me how you can scratchbuild something that scale. Especially like the ork ships. The guardsmen are really good to. Keep up the good work!

Thank you, pal, the sratchbuilding was surprisingly easy to get into. It just took a little bit of thought beforehand and some rough size comparisons with bits. I bet you could pull it off, you should try! :D

Finally painted Lt. Fall. The canvas bag respirator worked out well just like you chaps thought it would, hurrah! Criticisms welcome, I'm creeping off to nurse a headache now, later fellas :)

-=Lazuli=-
06-08-2009, 20:37
Nice use of a Lt.Varras figue.You're not done yet right? The metallics and the aquilla need paint, but /i think you've figured that out. I like it very much. I'll try scratchbuilding someday!

Animatronica
07-08-2009, 11:49
hey jihad! thanks for linking me to here, i didnt realise you had a log! youve got some damn neat stuff here! i love the warzone guard, i totally identify with you when your talking about being uninspired when painting things but persevering to the end, i have a chaos warrior army and painting them is exactly the same, i hate doing it but they look awesome when they are done, the main reason i have so many iron lords painted is because they are a pleasure through and through, there is not one stage on them where i think to myself "oh my god this is annoying"
and brazen minotaurs? brave man! they look a bit like when i painted some silver skulls (except less silver obviously) what mix is the metallic? it looks quite good! if you can be bothered they would probably pop a bit more if you just went around and extreme highlighted with the same mix, just to bring attention to the edges of the armour more, but they are looking good! maybe a different colour for the chest eagles? im gonna be keeping an eye on this log though, theres some awesome stuff!!

Ragsta
08-08-2009, 13:43
Nice use of a Lt.Varras figue.You're not done yet right? The metallics and the aquilla need paint, but /i think you've figured that out. I like it very much. I'll try scratchbuilding someday!

I have now worked in metallics on the chestplate and gun, once he is based I will be able to see what else needs doing to make him 'just right'.


hey jihad! thanks for linking me to here, i didnt realise you had a log! youve got some damn neat stuff here! i love the warzone guard, i totally identify with you when your talking about being uninspired when painting things but persevering to the end, i have a chaos warrior army and painting them is exactly the same, i hate doing it but they look awesome when they are done, the main reason i have so many iron lords painted is because they are a pleasure through and through, there is not one stage on them where i think to myself "oh my god this is annoying"
and brazen minotaurs? brave man! they look a bit like when i painted some silver skulls (except less silver obviously) what mix is the metallic? it looks quite good! if you can be bothered they would probably pop a bit more if you just went around and extreme highlighted with the same mix, just to bring attention to the edges of the armour more, but they are looking good! maybe a different colour for the chest eagles? im gonna be keeping an eye on this log though, theres some awesome stuff!!

Great to hear from you, sir, mine is a stealthy log and creeps up on people! Perseverence is indeed the key, when I look back at my younger days and all the projects I binned through frustration I cringe in regret! :mad: Glad you like the Warzone figs, they are easy to churn out and actually look quite good arrayed before me!

The Brazen Minotaurs have been fun to do- the gold is a drybrush of Brazen Brass, then Burnished Gold followed by Shining Gold. I will DEFINITELY take your advice of blocking in some Shining Gold on the edges and prominent armour. Actually, I was thinking about trying for a 'wetbrush' of Shining... We shall see.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/200px-BrazenMinotaurs.jpg?t=1252165018

As you can see I only have so much to work with. Again, you are right about the chesteagles, I think I shall make them Boltgun Metal to go with the bolters they hold across their bodies. If anyone has other suggestions please let me know!

I have already replaced the tactical markings on the right shoulder for Company Markings. Much more fun cos I like the V symbol :p

Animatronica
08-08-2009, 20:11
aah yes! i can see, the scheme does look gorgeous on the demo marine though, im not sure if burnished followed by shining is the best way to go? isnt burnished lighter than shining? i've never used burnished as part of a scheme as whenever ive tried to use it i have found it really watery and difficult to wield. much like the way i use scab red instead of red gore, they are almost identical colour wise, but scab red doesnt require 5 coats to get a consistent finish, painting my bastion is a good example, the bottom section is painted almost entirely in red gore, but the small section i painted before my scab red ran out, only took 2 coats to get a solid finish the rest of it, 5 coats. nonsense.
but thats just my personal experiance, its obviously working a bit better for you, and there have been times when GW have fixed the consistency of pots of paint Graveyard earth used to be the same but for some reason it is now fine, also added to that, its clear that you are a very competent painter! id like to see some more of the minotaurs if you keep them up! good luck sir! back to my terminators now. i still havent bought a new pot of scab red. bugger.

Dragon Lord
09-08-2009, 00:10
The firefly-esque Full Thrust vessel does look nice, stop making me want to buy more stuff!:D
I like the grenade launchers and the gas mask on those guard as well.

-=Lazuli=-
09-08-2009, 02:56
Yay, Five stars now.

CaptainSenioris
09-08-2009, 11:42
I find it difficult to tell which end is the front on that grey ship...

Everything else is looking great.

-=Lazuli=-
09-08-2009, 22:25
Well I see engines on the right side, but lol. Update?

Burnthem
09-08-2009, 23:05
Excellent painting Ragsta, nice to see some BFG love! Where's the best place you'd recommend for getting some Full Thrust ships? I'd like to add a few as support vessels to my Imperial fleet.

Ragsta
10-08-2009, 00:32
Animatronica- Thanks for your comments, mate, praise from the praiseworthy is praise indeed! As for the Burnished Gold, I think I may leave it out as a stage. Shining Gold works fine over the brass I use so it will save me time. I am working on the highlighting you suggested so watch out for that.


The firefly-esque Full Thrust vessel does look nice, stop making me want to buy more stuff!:D
I like the grenade launchers and the gas mask on those guard as well.

Haha thanks man! Glad you like the latest stuff, I will place an order for Fullthrust tomorrow night.


I find it difficult to tell which end is the front on that grey ship...
Everything else is looking great.

Thank you, Captain- I think we are looking at the ship's rear end- bad photography by GZG but I will get us better shots.


Excellent painting Ragsta, nice to see some BFG love! Where's the best place you'd recommend for getting some Full Thrust ships? I'd like to add a few as support vessels to my Imperial fleet.

Hi Burnthem, nice to see you here! Thanks for complimenting my painting, makes me feel good :) I actually buy my ships from the GZG store itself, the prices are really decent and the people there are nice. No complaints from me but any other sources are welcome to be posted here.

Lazuli- Wow! 5 stars?!! I am deeply honoured that people have seen fit to rate my log at 5 stars, thanks for alerting my ignorant self to that!

Thank you everyone for your comments- I have updates on their way in a day or so but tomorrow is a busy day so no promises for immediate gratification. I will tell you all about it as soon as I can. Cheers :D

-=Lazuli=-
10-08-2009, 03:32
Yes, it's 5 stars. Now where's my update?!

Explodingboy
10-08-2009, 19:43
Well, I thought the GZG were a totally different scale to the warzone/GW figs, unless they've started casting in a larger scale since I last bought anything.. and that was when they were taking the stargrunts range and making them all smaller.. 15mm > 6mm or something like that.

so I would say GZG just because they have some awesome figures and really nice vehicles.

Burnthem
10-08-2009, 22:15
Hi Burnthem, nice to see you here! Thanks for complimenting my painting, makes me feel good :) I actually buy my ships from the GZG store itself, the prices are really decent and the people there are nice. No complaints from me but any other sources are welcome to be posted here.

Thanks for the tip, although the lack of photo's for alot of the ships means a bit of a google hunt. Some really nice looking stuff on there.

-=Lazuli=-
11-08-2009, 13:32
Owww, Grabba stick.

The Laughing God
11-08-2009, 19:21
Nice looking ork fleet, the scratch builds look great. This log is making me want to go and finish my chaos fleet.

CaptainSenioris
11-08-2009, 21:57
I'll use an old 40k quote for my answer to this one


Men and guns are fine but bring me more Tanks!!

Ragsta
11-08-2009, 22:20
Thanks for the tip, although the lack of photo's for alot of the ships means a bit of a google hunt. Some really nice looking stuff on there.

Here's a good link for a vast selection of pictures of GZG ships (http://eurekamin.com.au/index.php?cPath=204_311&sort=3a)- sorry I can't show you size comparisons to GW ships just yet! You probably know the link already but it might help others gain an interest.

Explodingboy- The GZG infantry are small in comparison to GW and Warzone yeah... Mind you, if I used them as Guardsmen they would instantly bring all the other races into correct scale at last! As for the vehicles, I like the look of some of their VTOLs and gunspiders but the bulk of the armour would come from Old Crow (http://www.oldcrowmodels.co.uk/25vehicles.htm)- primarily Glaive and Gladius chassis as counts as for Chimeras and variants. Thoughts, guys? I would really like to know if people would be interested in seeing this stuff coming into the plog!

Captain Senioris- Your input is valuable then, sir- would Old Crow and GZG vehicles satisfy your hunger for tanks.

Laughing God- Great to see you here, friend, I hope I've inspired you to finish those Chaos ships! Post them here if you like! I was following you boy's BFG thread but it appears to have petered out...

UPDATE AS PROMISED!!!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/FlexebergPlatoon2.jpg?t=1255191001

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/CommandCloseup.jpg?t=1255191042

Flexeberg force has been finished! Commissar Banneth has joined the platoon for moral support. Yes, I know the artillery pieces still aren't there BUT they will be done once the consensus on GZG or not GZG is done. Yaaaaay no more IG for a little while!!!

This one's for Animatronica and all you kind peeps who comment here :)

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/0072.jpg?t=1252165090

Full squad of Brazen Minotaurs based, guns drilled out, lenses finished and a coat if Shining Gold to accentuate raised armour and curves (ooer). I really like how they've come out, excellent test beds for the future. Darnit the purity seals are still to do, d'oh! Comments ?

I'll leave you good people with some fluff. Just a little bit cos I know many Warseers find it boring and pointless.

We are Brazen Minotaurs. For 30 centuries we have fought and died in the Emperor's name. We shall never betray this honour that He has bestowed upon us- shall never rest until every traitor has been brought to justice. The enemy will fear the Minotaur... And then they will die. Anonymous member of the 5th Battle Phalanx

-=Lazuli=-
12-08-2009, 02:32
Woah, when I first looked at the Guard,I thought they were necrons. Look in the necron codex and you willl know what I mean. Those scratchbuild ships are amazing. the minotares are good too.

The Laughing God
12-08-2009, 04:23
The marines look ace!

I wasn't sure about the blue bolters at first but they look much better in that last pic. The only thing that I'm not a fan of is the rims of their bases with sand on them, however it's something different so I stay stick with it.:)

Looking forward to seeing more,

CaptainSenioris
12-08-2009, 06:52
Stuffs looking great, very nice to see some paint on the scratchbuilds, looking forward to seeing more.


@Captain Senioris Your input is valuable then, sir- would Old Crow and GZG vehicles satisfy your hunger for tanks?

The Old Crow stuff is nice, though will you be going for Grav, Hover or Tracked? [elg] actually has some of their stuff as epic terrain and it turned out really well. Sadly I had a brief search and couldn't find the non spaceship vehicles from GZG.

Mr Kibbles
12-08-2009, 07:44
Nice Flexeberg and Marines. I like what you did with the bases.

Ragsta
14-08-2009, 19:06
OKAY. I'm a sad panda :( Just got my rejection from the police after my application. Fought my way through the physicals, exams and into the interview and now they say no. I think I will brood over it for a week or so then see what to do with myself. Meh.

BIG THANK YOU TO DRAGON LORD!!! A whole bunch of cool n funky Chaos bitz arrived today from his good self!

A close combat squad of Brazen Minotaurs are next in the pipeline- unsurprisingly the Brazen Minotaurs have a fondness for close combat. I will de-Chaosify the weapons but really look forward to them wielding more archaic looking weaponry than normal!

The plan for this project is creating a Combat Patrol of around 25 models- I know that there will be at least 3 squads of 6 Marines in it. Running low on Marines tho- I think I can manage with what I have but will have to use some 2nd edition plastics. Some creativity to make them look nice will be required!

More Ork BFG scratchbuilds in progress too.

Also... Placed my order with GZG as some retail therapy! We will shortly see shiny new infantry, guns and starships! Tanks to follow, yay!!!

We came from three sides- to split their fire y'know? Except there wasn't any fire... We couldn't pinpoint them in all those ruins and our scouts hadn't come back... Drok, but there were a coupla hundred of us, we thought we had 'em cold! Those gold devils burst out of side streets, the doors, straight through walls, saw it myself!... Damned clever- couldn't bring our heavy guns to bear with them that close. They hacked us to pieces, some fragger took out the command tank and my platoon were all stuck behind it. Those battlecries... Feth but I'm glad you found me before they did! Rebel subject A/173/g after his capture by loyalist PDF.

Explodingboy
14-08-2009, 19:10
Sounds like I'll be getting my hands on my own GZG bits at the same time as you.

out of interest which range where you ordering from?

CaptainSenioris
14-08-2009, 19:36
OKAY. I'm a sad panda :( Just got my rejection from the police after my application. Fought my way through the physicals, exams and into the interview and now they say no. I think I will brood over it for a week or so then see what to do with myself. Meh.

Ask for feedback. They should be happy to provide it and it'll highlight any weaknesses that you may be able to work on. It's the best way to get back on with it even if it does upset you more for a brief time.


Thoughts?
Stuff's looking great, especially liking the ram ship and the space faring ferret ship.

-=Lazuli=-
14-08-2009, 19:42
Really cool ships. Sorry about the job... It would look cool if you made a ship from a LR turret. Don't know how it would look, but just an idea.

OutOfContext
14-08-2009, 20:23
Bad luck on the police gig, Jihad. Perhaps your user name didn't help :p
/bad joke

Looks like we've got something exciting coming up for the Minotaurs with all those bits :D

Also, excuse the shameless plug, but my log is actually back on track now :cool:

Yayale
14-08-2009, 20:51
You've got some nice scratch build BFG stuff :D

Ragsta
14-08-2009, 22:41
Sounds like I'll be getting my hands on my own GZG bits at the same time as you.

out of interest which range where you ordering from?

I have gone for Dutch and Oceanic Union infantry as some test pieces. Doubt they can mix within squads but we shall see what I come up with!


Ask for feedback. They should be happy to provide it and it'll highlight any weaknesses that you may be able to work on. It's the best way to get back on with it even if it does upset you more for a brief time.

Stuff's looking great, especially liking the ram ship and the space faring ferret ship.

Thanks for the advice, I'm planning to do so. I'm sure I can cope with tough love- if they're really mean I'll create some police type minis on this plog and kill them haha! With the latest ships we should be able to see their evolution- it might help prospective scratchbuilders.


Really cool ships. Sorry about the job... It would look cool if you made a ship from a LR turret. Don't know how it would look, but just an idea.

Now that is an idea... Do you have such a turret? :D


Bad luck on the police gig, Jihad. Perhaps your user name didn't help
/bad joke

Looks like we've got something exciting coming up for the Minotaurs with all those bits

Also, excuse the shameless plug, but my log is actually back on track now :cool:
Thanks for your kind words, mate. I am hoping to get some good stuff up for the Minotaurs sharpish! Shameless plugs are where it's at, how do you think I get you guys to comment here? ;)


You've got some nice scratch build BFG stuff :D

Thanks man! Coming from a fellow scratchbuilder that means alot!

I've been chilling out watching Louis Theroux and Have I Got News For You- Brian Blessed was hilarious! It makes me want to dust off my copy of Flash Gordon!

Here we have yet another rescue from a horrendous paintjob. He's coming along quite nicely- the works on his left shoulder pad worked out nicely but we'll get another angle later. My Killkroozer also begins to take shape- escort for size comparison. The hull and engines are the result of a car crash on my street. I would like to point out that I did wait 24 hours before browsing the leftover wreckage.

Thanks for the comments, guys, you are all awesome today! Now I'm off to inspect everybody elses!

Explodingboy
14-08-2009, 23:10
I have gone for Dutch and Oceanic Union infantry as some test pieces. Doubt they can mix within squads but we shall see what I come up with!

Alright, I have Oceanic Union, and.. can't think of the name.. the ones that look like Master chief.

I was really impressed with some of the new NAC sculpts though so I may have to order more some time after I get home.

Mr Kibbles
14-08-2009, 23:56
Lol nice Bionical head on that KillKrooser Jihad. That Marine sgt is great. I also like the bit of fluff with that rebel soldier talking about the minatours.

-=Lazuli=-
15-08-2009, 19:40
Nope, I might, but you're in the UK. Not shipping over there :) Love the bionicle head. I have like 5 million of those thing, my bro plays with them. (Off to steal some pieces to maek a ship)

Dragon Lord
15-08-2009, 20:29
Sorry to hear about the police job, glad the bits arrived safely though. Your bits arrived safely too, I already have an idea for some of the strike cruiser pieces:evilgrin:


My Killkroozer begins to take shape- escort for size comparison.
Looking good so far, the bionicle head definitely works well.


The hull and engines are the result of a car crash on my street. I would like to point out that I did wait 24 hours before browsing the leftover wreckage.
I'm glad people still have some decency;) Excellent salvage of parts.

jstalker
16-08-2009, 03:03
Sorry to hear about the job, cant you reapply in 6months time? Im pretty sure my mate was able too,
That killkroozer looks well cool!

Ragsta
16-08-2009, 10:48
Alright, I have Oceanic Union, and.. can't think of the name.. the ones that look like Master chief.

I was really impressed with some of the new NAC sculpts though so I may have to order more some time after I get home.

I believe it's the New Israel troops you're referring to. As soon as my stuff arrives I will post it here for you guys.


Lol nice Bionical head on that KillKrooser Jihad. That Marine sgt is great. I also like the bit of fluff with that rebel soldier talking about the minatours.

Thanks! The sarge has come out really nicely! I'm glad you like the fluff, pal, thanks for commenting on it. I will try and keep my fluff to short excerpts like that from now on- people may be more likely to read it if it's short!


Nope, I might, but you're in the UK. Not shipping over there :) Love the bionicle head. I have like 5 million of those thing, my bro plays with them. (Off to steal some pieces to maek a ship)

I don't think I can stomach much more scratchbuilding right now! Yay for your building a ship!


Sorry to hear about the police job, glad the bits arrived safely though. Your bits arrived safely too, I already have an idea for some of the strike cruiser pieces:evilgrin:

Looking good so far, the bionicle head definitely works well.

I'm glad people still have some decency;) Excellent salvage of parts.

Glad you got your bits, friend, hope you like the stuff. I am really pleased with what you sent, can't wait to get started on the close combat squad! Looking forward to what you come up with.


Sorry to hear about the job, cant you reapply in 6months time? Im pretty sure my mate was able too,
That killkroozer looks well cool!

12 months time, yeah I probably will!

Glad you guys like the Kill Kroozer so far! The Bionicle head came in a box of random bits I got from my old boss. As soon as I saw it I knew it had to go onto an Ork ship :chrome: I intend to make this ship quite bulky and studded with big guns, try and draw fire away from other vessels in the fleet by making her look meaner than she actually is!

Enjoy your sunday everybody, thanks for all the comments and please pitch in with suggestions/ criticisms/ random collections of words!

Explodingboy
16-08-2009, 19:32
New Israel.. yeah that sounds right.

there both really nice sets, I've been meaning to order some more for a while.

Ragsta
16-08-2009, 23:03
The two Berzerkers were perhaps 10 strides away when they burst around the corner. Brother Trask immediately charged forward- the servos in his power armour whining to a higher pitch as they picked up on his boosted musculature's exertions.

Both renegades roared praise to their foul deity and launched themselves at the Brazen Minotaur, swinging heavy chain axes in gauntleted fists. Trask revved his chainswords to maximum and parried with his right, the jarring shock running through his arm as he strained to boost the weapon away for a breathing space.

The Khornite took a step back and Trask stepped forward, lashing out with his left blade to smash the second chainaxe away from him. He shoulder charged his righthand opponent and the heavy shoulder pad smacked against blackened, rune encrusted armour. Trask had bought himself several seconds.

"Blood for the Blood God!!!" The lefthand traitor attacked again, swinging the axe in an overhead arc. Trask parried with his left and jabbed his right blade forward, raking it across his opponent's exposed side. Diamantine teeth shredded muscle and bone and the renegade fell in a spray of crimson.

"Skulls for the Skullthrone!!!" The rightside opponent momentarily blindsided the Brazen Minotaur. Trask swiped backwards clumsily and managed to block the Berzerker's axe. He whirled round and again brought his stabbing sword forward- it smashed into the renegade's helm and he crumpled.

The twin swords sank into a low drone as he powered them down and crouched lower over the two corpses, keen eyes scanning for more opponents.

"For the Emperor." Was all he said.

6 man Close Combat squad. Yes, they don't have jump packs shock horror gasp :eek: The Brazen Minotaurs prefer to fight in urban zones and enclosed spaces such as thick jungle, where their enhanced toughness and power armour really count. Jump packs are not considered viable in such conditions.

Man, I ran out of helmeted heads half way through so hacked a bunch of horrible models apart to get them- lots of arms were also chopped and changed to get these poses. I hope you like them, the extreme left dude I have titled Brother Chop Chop cos of his overhead swing :p[/COLOR]
[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]The extreme right guy I really enjoyed putting together- twin chainswords, one of them a sawn off version I took off a metal scout. His name is Brother Trask.

-=Lazuli=-
18-08-2009, 02:22
Well Painted! :)

Ragsta
23-08-2009, 12:20
It's been a little while. My motivation has been somewhat low- I think I'm still brooding over the job thing BUT I feel much better now and hopefully as of tomorrow I will get back into my routine of exercise, sleep and spending!

Pic 1) Added engine sections to the Killkroozer, a chin gun and gun decks to the sides. Looks a bit neat and tidy just now and the gundecks need work cos they're too 'clean'. Thoughts?

Pic 2) Started painting the escort ships! The red is a basic coat so far but you can see the effect I would like to achieve. I plan to add dark green sections to each ship- hope you like the flame effect?

Pic 3) Introducing the Poo Patrol!!!!! Sorry, it's the remaining escorts undercoated black, then brown, then hit with a wash of black to dull it down. I will drybrush metal then continue with the red and green.

Pic 4) Random Eldar Falcon Gav tank! Think she's about 10 years old now? God, I'm getting old :wtf: Just wanted to put something new in here for you chaps!

Thanks for looking, comments and suggestions much appreciated! Sorry I've been so quiet :)

Lawkeeper
23-08-2009, 13:21
Those are some cool looking IG, and nice heavy weapons!

Ragsta
23-08-2009, 17:26
Those are some cool looking IG, and nice heavy weapons!

Thanks buddy! Nice to see you here! Putting the IG force together was embarassingly easy- if I had really put my mind to it I could have churned out 50 Guardsmen within a week or two!

I would like to do another IG force but am currently working out where to source alternative infantry- I am NOT spending up to 12 on 10 Guardsmen, sorry GW :mad:

In other news- my GZG order arrived! So I will tidy up the bare metal and assemble the ships so you guys can see them. Must say the infantry figures look so much fun but definitely too small for 40K. They will make a nice change tho!

As you can see they true scale standard Marines instantly haha! My thanks to Brother Giganticus for providing the comparison :D

OutOfContext
23-08-2009, 18:07
Can't be arsed updating, my **** :p

The short meta dudes look fun, Jihad. And your BFG stuff is still excellent quality like normal. I'm running out of compliments!

Also, looky looky at my new sig, now featuring 'Coming soon!' ;)

Mr Kibbles
24-08-2009, 22:06
Ooh, nice falcon

Ragsta
25-08-2009, 21:57
Can't be arsed updating, my **** :p

The short meta dudes look fun, Jihad. And your BFG stuff is still excellent quality like normal. I'm running out of compliments!

Also, looky looky at my new sig, now featuring 'Coming soon!' ;)

You're a cheeky swine, you are! Fair point tho, and thank you for your compliments, my friend. I will lurk around your thread until you present me with a sacrifical offering that I can comment upon.


Ooh, nice falcon

Thanks, Mr Kibbles, I cheated with a large can of black spray, then a few details to bling it up a bit. She's a dear old thing, can't be parted with her now. Better than my bogey green Leman Russ. Or the pink Leman Russ I have...

Gentlegerms, we have completed paint jobs! Nothing too special but I am very happy to have all my escort ships completed! Very happy.

Pics 1 and 2) Ork Ramships and Onslaughts, including the Carrot Inserted Ferret. Very straightforward painting and without the green but I prefer them this way. The cardboard on the Ravagers did not take to paint very well. I will post pics if you really want them but they have been relegated to representing transport ships. Blech.

Pic 3) My scratchbuilt frigate Ephialtes' Eye, built to lead my Sword frigates as a kind of command vessel. The base needs some tidying up but otherwise she's done too! Whoo!

And finally for now- I finished off the ordinance for the Imperials, god bless GZG's range of fighters and bombers!

Pic 4)The carrier Pilgrim's Way launches an Alpha Strike of ordinance in response to multiple incoming Ork escort ships.[/COLOR]

-Admiral! Hull integrity failing! Shields at 10%! Master Gunner Etchells is not responding on comms... What do we do?! Do we surrender?!

-... Launch all remaining ordinance, Mr Drebben. Clear the tubes, I want a full compliment in the void in 3 minutes. Then report to Commissar Banneth for immediate disciplinary action, there'll be no talk of surrender!!! Admiral Crassus during the Scouring of the Hammerhead Deeps

Dragon Lord
25-08-2009, 22:28
Looking good, especially like the Ephialtes Eye.
I look forward to seeing your take on an Ad Mech. explorator vessel.

Ragsta
27-08-2009, 21:10
Glad you like it, Dragonlord, it was made out of an L shaped piece of plastic tube and much cursing and swearing! That's the entire Imperial fleet painted and based now and it feels dang good :) The Orks too are pretty much done but for the Killkroozer- the fact that I have 6 of those already kinda slows my work down on him haha!

When are you updating your log eh? Eh? I demand results!! *Prods with a grabba stik*

SO- pinned, cleaned and assembled the two ships I ordered from GZG. For those of you who are interested the larger ships comes from their Support Ship range. The smaller, foremost one comes from the Neu Swabian League.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/0036.jpg?t=1251402868

I included a Dauntless for scale purposes. As you can see the smaller ship only vaguely compares to a light cruiser. I intend to make this ship an Adeptus Explorator craft- I like the large prow and picture it to be filled with long range sensors and probes. Quite alot of flash had to be removed and it will need some milliput to fill the gaps but there is lots of detailing on the hull. Considering painting her red. Yes, red. Suggestions?

The BIG ship is the independent trader/scavenger vessel Lazuli. She tends to lurk on the fringes of Battlefleet Resurgent and pick at whatever flotsam and jetsam is left behind. Hardly any flash, nice lines and just fun to put together! I am thinking about giving her a blue and grey zig zag scheme, thoughts??

Still waiting on my black undercoat so the Brazen Minotaurs remain gnashing their teeth in the pen :mad: Next update will have painted GZG stuff, thanks for looking!

Explodingboy
27-08-2009, 21:20
can't wait to see some paint on the GZG figures.. I'm currently trying to find excuses not to order a couple more platoons namely the NSL Jagers and the ESL cloaked figures..

Mr Kibbles
27-08-2009, 22:04
Cool fluff man.

Ragsta
28-08-2009, 22:38
can't wait to see some paint on the GZG figures.. I'm currently trying to find excuses not to order a couple more platoons namely the NSL Jagers and the ESL cloaked figures..

I have put together a practise model for the paint scheme, I was delighted to find that it took roughly 40 mins all in! I almost ran out of inspiration for where to go but I asked my mum what colours to go for in the end :p The GZG models are great to paint, smaller scale makes for easier painting and they look really nice sitting on my desk! Here is the first one, I will paint the whole squad for the next update.

What does everyone think? This extreme close up brings out all the sins- it looks really nice from 12 inches away, honest :D

I am pondering how to paint the Dutch mercenaries- I love the camo scheme for the above BUT I may go for some kind of grey number with them.


Cool fluff man.

Wow, thanks pal, thank you so much for commenting on it. I really appreciate comments on fluff, I hope it makes for decent reading- even small snippets like the last one!

Next update we'll have the whole squad of Oceanic Union troops done- holding off from basing them for now but I will probably go for desert flock/ jungle static grass in the end.

I promised people tanks didn't I? I must say I wasn't inspired to do them for my Flexeberg. But now I DO want to give the GZG troops a ride! We shall see!

BeatTheBeat
28-08-2009, 23:06
Great job man! I especially love the new infantry models, and I think you really hit the nail on the colours. And as always, it's nice to see some BFG :)

Peace,

BTB

Dragon Lord
29-08-2009, 00:33
That GZG ship should make an interesting explorator, though with those arms under the front the trader/scavenger has something of the Ad Mech look about it. The colour scheme on the mini looks pretty good too. I should have mentioned it before but I do like the little bits of fluff you put in too.

I've been quite busy lately but with any luck I should be updating my log tomorrow.

Ragsta
29-08-2009, 18:03
Great job man! I especially love the new infantry models, and I think you really hit the nail on the colours. And as always, it's nice to see some BFG

Peace,

BTB

Hey buddy! Where have you been?? Thanks so much for the comments, I'm glad you like the infantry colours- really pleased with how they've worked out so far! I have a surprise BFG piece coming up as mentioned previously but it's still in the post :mad:


That GZG ship should make an interesting explorator, though with those arms under the front the trader/scavenger has something of the Ad Mech look about it. The colour scheme on the mini looks pretty good too. I should have mentioned it before but I do like the little bits of fluff you put in too.

I've been quite busy lately but with any luck I should be updating my log tomorrow.

I look forward to the update! Does anyone have any ideas for what to add to the smaller cruiser to make it look more like a scout ship? I have plenty of BFG antenna, I spose I could add some of those.

Full squad of Oceanic Union Defence Force troops painted. I may add some highlights to the flesh and gun lenses but apart from that they are done.

You can buy these from GZG for 8.00. Each buy gives you a support weapon (left most guy) and a missile launcher dude (do I really have to say which one that is?). I really enjoyed painting them- they are excellent therapy for anyone suffering from Heavy Metal syndrome (where u fear your models will never meet the same standards as those in print!).

Also bought some tanks from Old Crow- one grav tank for the Dutch mercs (hopefully I can pass it off as an upgunned APC) and one tracked APC for the OUDF. Yay! Tank goodness! I am also looking at some meaner stuff on legs... But that will have to wait for now.

How are you guys liking this GZG stuff? I promise to post more ships and Marines (the undercoat is now on its way apparently) too!

Explodingboy
31-08-2009, 09:25
Finally found your log again.. I really need to start subscribing to logs at some point.

The colour scheme looks really good. I like it.. I'd risk saying I prefer it to my own but then I'd have to start repainting and effort and such involved, means I shall instead just appreciate the different artistic style you have taken.

which size did you get for the Old crow tanks 25 or 15? I was looking over them up myself a few days ago, but decided to wait until I could see some comparison pics. Especially as the GZG tanks are out of production at the moment.

(I'll go get some shots of my own figures this morning so don't forget to swing by my log and leave a comment or two.)

Ragsta
01-09-2009, 06:32
Hey mate, thanks for looking me up again- this reshuffle appears to be somewhat chaotic so far!

Thanks very much for your comments on the colour scheme, I really like it too- I think grey armour and guns would work too but this seems more realistic camo wise. I have been looking at a different scheme for the Dutch mercs and will post them soon.

The tanks... You made my heart stop there! I couldn't remember if I'd ordered 15 or 25mm! I went for the 25mm so once I take delivery I will post comparison shots for everyone. At 9 a tank they have GW totally beat for price but I'll never get as much detail as I would from a GW tank. Oh well, I'll just put camo nets on 'em!

I will also paint the Lazuli as I fancy a camo scheme for her too- red and grey splinter scheme I think! Hell with it, I want some colour on 'er!

Explodingboy
01-09-2009, 09:59
well, I may have to be the bearer of bad news, because I think the 25mm will be too big for GZG.

I'm not 100% but I was fairly certain back in the day, someone on Mongoose publishing had been using the 25mm Old Crow vehicles in line with the Starship Trooper figures, who are the same sizes as a normal 40K (just not heroic so tall and skinny)

OutOfContext
02-09-2009, 21:53
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This, I like.
I'll have you know all my updates of late have had pictures in! My new log is Warseer's best log ever.

I like your short story, Jihad. It has much atmosphere.

Dragon Lord
02-09-2009, 22:36
For the scout ship I'd suggest an antenna placed in the groove along the top pointing forwards and maybe some others attached to the sides of the fin on the bottom of the prow.
The tanks are interesting, I'm not such a fan of the angular fronts on them but I'll be interested to see them painted up to match the troops.

Nice little bit of fluff with the Imperial guard and Eldar, do I sense an Avatar perhaps?

MrP
03-09-2009, 13:06
Grand work here, old boy. The BFG stuff is jolly innovative as well as nicely painted. I was a bit worried when first I saw the yellow, but my doubt was unfounded - and the bag gas mask is splendid! Those Oceanic Union fellas a re rather nifty, too!

Mr Kibbles
04-09-2009, 12:43
The short story was great man.

Burnthem
05-09-2009, 14:07
Hey Ragsta, love the all the BFG attention, some of the photos towards the top of this page aren't showing anymore, any chance of a fix?

Ragsta
05-09-2009, 21:20
OutofContext- Hehhehheh and we do so love you for your log! Sorry, two logs... What? Three?! And some DO have pics haha! Thank you for your comments on the short story, really appreciate it.

Dragon Lord- I see what you mean about the fronts of these tanks, hopefully I can break them up with the paint scheme and camo netting.

Mr P- Thanks so much for commenting here, my good sir! Glad you like the BFG and particularly pleased you like that old canvas gas mask! The yellow... Yeah, it was bubonic brown that has gone somewhat wrong but it DID work out okay. Just.

Mr Kibbles- You're a gentleman, mate, thanks for the compliment.

Burnthem- Glad you're liking my love for the BFG, friend! I have now fixed all the links, apologies for my clumsiness! Enjoy!

I have finished the second squad of OUDF troops- Here we see a squad of infantry serving with the Oceanic Union Defence Force. After the fall of the Philippines to the newly formed Indonesian Commonwealth 2050 a coalition of countries including Australia, New Zealand and several South Sea Island States came together to create the OUDF (this little piece of fluff comes from GZG but is still good).

Pic 1) Notice the 'muscle suit' pads on arms and legs. This highlights the different sources of supply that the OUDF depend upon for equipping their forces- in this case Dutch manufacturers.

In other news the Explorator vessel has the relatively same mass and weapons ability as a light cruiser (let's face it, they would need to have some ability when they're all alone out there on the Rim). Comments and criticism please! I moved the bridge from the back of the ship (above the drives) to the middle and think it was the right idea- looks very distinctive from most Imperials now. Also added some turrets and extended the drive tubes with plasticard.

Pic 2) Out of curiosity, a Sword frigate executes a flypast of an Adeptus Explorator vessel

Pic 3) And finally, an ooooold Nurgle Predator for you! Some of you may have already seen her haunting the forums.

Thanks for looking, everybody, hope your weekends are going well! Any ideas, suggestions or comments much welcomed as ever.

Mr Kibbles
05-09-2009, 23:21
i like the OUDF troopers, and that old school predator is nice. the nurglings on it are a nice touch.

Explodingboy
06-09-2009, 00:03
Jihad Ragsta is a bad panda, for this is a pictureless update! My apologies but I think I can hide behind such legends as Out of Context and Explodingboy just the once

sort of unrelated but I meant to reply to this post and then got distracted.. and in all fairness I may have forgotten what my witty reply was going to be aswell, but I started typing and I will finish..

*grumbles and shakes fist*

The Dutch troopers look good, I'm rather intrigued as to how you create the paint job though, is it washes or drybrushing lighter colours..

Is it weird that the first thing I thought looking at the predator was, who puts heavy flamers with twin lascannons.

Burnthem
06-09-2009, 00:22
I really like that Mechanicus ship, keep promising myself i'll get a couple but never get round to it! *grumbles with Explodingboy*

Can't beat old-school Predators either, Ebayed mine a few years back :cries:

Ragsta
10-09-2009, 19:37
It's been a wee while, hasn't it? I have a friend's wedding to go to this weekend so that has seriously damaged my painting progress- my internet connection is also riddled with Gretchin and that too has screwed things up.

Firstly- OUDF Infantry Camouflage Cocktail as requested by Explodingboy

1. Undercoat white.
2. Cover fatigues with Dheneb Stone.
3. Cover boots and pouches with Khemri Brown, then add streaks and splodges of the same to the fatigues.
4. Tanned Flesh to all skin.
5. Gnarloc Green to all armour, guns and backpacks.
6. Shining Gold to visors.
7. Cover in Devlan Mud.
8. Goblin Green line highlights to all armour, guns and backpacks.
9. Blue added to gun lens. Job done! Simple yet effective!

Okay, I have undercoated the Mechanicus and Salvage ships with Black Army Painter- dang but that's a good tin of spray! Good coverage and pretty cheap via an online store, I recommend that stuff.

Pic 1) I mentioned a surprise and here she is- I bagged me a Repulsive Grand Cruiser! Yay! So far it's paint in progress and I have to say that the picture doesn't look good. Disappointing. I have her on my desk in front of me and she looks much nicer. I will post the finished article in daylight and see if that helps bring out the paintwork better.

Pic 2) Here's a random Leman Russ I found lurking in my cupboard, ahh memories!

Pic 3) And also... That other surprise that I wrote the lengthy fluff for.

Momentarily highlighted by a starshell- Eldar War Machine vidcapture from Flexeberg 17th Infantry Regiment. Current status unknown, war machine status also unknown.

So yes, we will be seeing some Epic Eldar Titan lovin' here, just as soon as I get me some paints (which will also be hampered by the wedding).

Thoughts? I am looking forward to finishing the Repulsive as a centre piece to my Imperials (in case you haven't worked it out, this is a Loyalist vessel), any feedback on what you see here much appreciated! Enjoy! :D

Ragsta
13-09-2009, 13:58
+++Incoming transmission from the primary biosphere of Gorros IV+++

Being a report by Fleet Admiral Crassus- Lord Admiral's Eyes Only, Priority Blue.
As ordered by the Lord Admiral, I have reactivated three capital ships from the reservist fleet pool located at Gorros IV. It took three weeks to confirm my security clearance alone but I can finally report the successful recommissioning of a Grand Cruiser and two line cruisers of varying designations. We are now en route to the base at ******* to take on new Commissars and extra armsmen for reeducation of our press ganged ratings.

+++Message ends+++

Hello chaps :)

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/LoyalistRepulsiveGrandCruiserSemper.jpg?t=12528465 91

The 'Sempre Fidelis' powers up and moves out under the command of Fleet Admiral Crassus.

I am really pleased with how she turned out- she is now sitting in my living room so others people can see! I tried a new trick- layered highlights for the windows and was delighted at how nicely they came out. A final dot of white in each panel really made them pop, I think the Explorator ship will be getting the same treatment.

Also very pleased with the base's starfield but it will need varnished cos the stars keep falling off haha! Used white paint flicked off a toothbrush, maybe I should have watered it down a bit to make it stick better.

Comments and ideas for the future very welcome, I have taken delivery of the Old Crow tanks so will post some size comparison shots for everyone soon.

Cheers!

OutOfContext
13-09-2009, 14:02
S'all looks excellent like normal, Jihad. I'm particuarly impressed by the stat effects on the base.

Mr Kibbles
13-09-2009, 22:23
Oooh I like the Russ, and that Titan.

Ragsta
13-09-2009, 22:43
S'all looks excellent like normal, Jihad. I'm particuarly impressed by the stat effects on the base.

Thanks, mate, glad you like it. Yeah, a good base really tops things off, need to get round to doing the whole fleet now.

Well, now, one more ship worked upon, it's been a productive day!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/AdeptusExploratorvesselNewDawn.jpg?t=1252877971

Adeptus Explorator vessel New Dawn

The Explorator service use different displacements of ship in their duties. This is an Aurora pattern survey ship- note the multiple probes and sensors mounted in the prow and along the dorsal spine. This vessel is unusual in that it has a centrally placed bridge unlike most human ships.

Finished this ship off in a dark, brooding scheme. I also executed the same window idea on this ship, looks nice. What do we think, does the ship need anything else?

Thanks for your feedback everybody, enjoy your Mondays now ;)

Dragon Lord
13-09-2009, 23:30
The star base on the repulsive looks nice. I can't really see the windows in the shot you have of the repulsive, they look absolutely ace on the New Dawn though. The explorator does look very nice as a whole and those windows round it off well, I don't think it needs anything else.

Burnthem
15-09-2009, 19:17
Really nice, the highlighting shows up well, which makes or breaks dark coloured ships in BFG IMO. Love the windows too, given the scale they must be hundred metre tall viewing/survey galleries or something!

Explodingboy
16-09-2009, 05:35
Really nice, the highlighting shows up well, which makes or breaks dark coloured ships in BFG IMO. Love the windows too, given the scale they must be hundred metre tall viewing/survey galleries or something!

they remind me of the docking bays Homeworld style, especially the ones on the side.

Seriously though, really nice stuff as always Jihad, the ships are looking really good.

Ragsta
16-09-2009, 20:02
Really nice, the highlighting shows up well, which makes or breaks dark coloured ships in BFG IMO. Love the windows too, given the scale they must be hundred metre tall viewing/survey galleries or something!

Yeah, I was thinking survey galleries too! Glad it looks like that, and pleased you like the painting in general! I was tempted to write the survey idea into the fluff but decided to go for less is more re. fluff. Good move ;)


they remind me of the docking bays Homeworld style, especially the ones on the side.

Seriously though, really nice stuff as always Jihad, the ships are looking really good.


Thanks so much, buddy :)

I miss playing Homeworld, my PC won't run it anymore- damnable Vista!! :(

Explodingboy
16-09-2009, 20:52
:(

you still have all the GZG things to update with I thought.

-=Lazuli=-
19-09-2009, 02:14
Yay, I'm back. I flipped out when I saw that ship. It's perfect, nothing wrong with it!

Ragsta
23-09-2009, 20:53
you still have all the GZG things to update with I thought.

I was talking out of my butt previously, mate, sorry to frighten you. I have edited that thread and promise to buy lots of GZG goodness as soon as I get paid! Of course this thread will remain in business, it's not like I have a life outside of this dank little cell I call home ;)


Yay, I'm back. I flipped out when I saw that ship. It's perfect, nothing wrong with it!

Praise from the praiseworthy is praise indeed! Thanks fella!

Many sorries for the long silence. It WAS a long one, I find it hard to get stuff done right now. DID climb me a munro on Monday tho, it was suitably unpleasant but really enjoyed it. Recommended :D

Pic 1) Glaive APC from Old Crow Models.

Pic 2) Gladius Grav tank. Just look at that sleek killer, the turret is well nice! Each tank was a mere 9 AND came with extra guns, missile pods and sensor packs. Great deal!

I am going to swap out the APC's wimpy little turret for the grav tank's to make an excellent Chimera proxy! The resin casting is really crisp and clean, lots of blank space to be taken up with baggage, armour plates and nets. Or just a good camo scheme I guess.

Pic 3) 'Hatchet' Henzel and Corporal Kels. I was bored and decided to try and give some real character to some of my Warzone figs. So each of these brutal lil buggers get CC weapons and some more dynamic posing. Their backpacks are improvised but need some extra work. I would also like to fill out their skinny legs some. The bases will also get extra junk added.

Pic 4)I foolishly looked at this thread (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=141591) again and it has provoked me into further scratchbuilding. Here you can see the start of my Exorcist class Grand Cruiser with an escort for scale. It will need a lot of work- I want two bridges (one as a secondary bridge) big ass engines and loads of plasticard work for the detail.

See? I can do still do this! Comments and criticisms very welcome indeed, any suggestions for the Warzone dudes would be nice. And ideas for the Exorcist?

Thanks everybody!!

OutOfContext
23-09-2009, 21:23
Mmm...exorcist class.
Looks ace already, Jihad. All hands on deck for this one!

I have mixed feelings for those Old Crow tanks...I'll see what you do with them before I judge.

Dragon Lord
23-09-2009, 22:19
Looking forward to seeing more work done on the Exorcist, thanks for bringing that thread to my attention too, there's a lot of great inspiration in there and I popped my forgeship in too.

le Mediko
24-09-2009, 17:54
I will closer to your figs and the fluff too, but I wanted to tell you I especially like your BFG conversions! Very well done and convicting!

-=Lazuli=-
25-09-2009, 02:06
Exorcist Class Cruiser... Tasty. Those characters are very dynamic! Awsome. Those proxies are pretty cool too, but I know for sure you can make something that looks better. They seem to match your guard pretty well.

Mr Kibbles
25-09-2009, 03:56
Wow i liket the look of the crusier. The sgt. and cpl look really mean.

Ragsta
25-09-2009, 22:12
Thank you to everybody for your comments!

Le Mediko, an honour to have you here and glad you like the BFG stuff!

Dragon Lord, very pleased to see that cool ship on the thread, nicely done mate!

Glad you guys liked the latest Guard pieces BUT.... Hatchet Henzel was crushed by a pile of laundry last night!!! Bloomin' dad, see what happens when I give these serfs the honour of doing my laundry??!!

I will be adding armour plate, radio antenna, ammo crates and oil drums to these vehicles and we shall see if they come out 40K worthy. Probably go for a grey colour scheme.

I would like to show people how my mind works when it comes to scratchbuilding. So here are some progress shots- you will notice that probably only HALF of what I finish with was planned that way.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/0023-1.jpg?t=1253912462

I have added the bare bones of the gun decks above the launch bays. These were tank tracks taken from a Warrior APC kit (that's what the hull is based upon actually). The prow will need plasticard strips along its edges to make it match my BFG Imperials. No torp tubes tho, Exorcists don't have those. Note the main bridge and an Imperial totem have been white tacced into place to show you my thinking on placement so far. You should be able to see a ventral 'fin' underneath the engine stacks but only barely. I intend there to be a secondary bridge midhull (much smaller) and the primary bridge will be raised slightly higher than what we have already. Hopefully this will match the large **** syndrome of Imperial ships.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/0037.jpg?t=1253912788

The drive section- they looked really crap flush with the hull so the will be set like this in the end product. They need armour plate around the forward part, some piping down the tubes to make them more chunky and fins sweeping down along the top.

What does everyone think so far? I wanted to show some WIP shots so that it might inspire others to do some themselves! You will notice that alot of this project isn't very complicated at all haha!

Comments and ideas very much appreciated- what do people think about the engines? Too small? Should I go for fewer tubes but make them larger?

Thanks everyone, the renovations continue :evilgrin:

CaptainSenioris
25-09-2009, 23:30
<snip>
What does everyone think so far?
<snip>
Comments and ideas very much appreciated- what do people think about the engines? Too small? Should I go for fewer tubes but make them larger?


Hey Jihad, yeah long time-no post, still loving all your stuff mate, would really like to see some paint on those Old crow tanks, at the minute they aren't looking particularly special.

With regard to those engines, they look good, however I think the ship could do with a couple of bigger exhaust vents between the current pipes and the central rudder(y) bit or bulking out the pipes at the end closest to the prow of the ship. I'm not sure which I'd do.

Dragon Lord
25-09-2009, 23:59
The Exorcist is starting to look really good Jihad, I like the big, blocky prow. On the engines I agree with CaptainSenioris they look good but I'd add a couple of larger tubes, either between the current sets and the hull or in place of some of the current tubes.

Mr Kibbles
26-09-2009, 01:02
What ship is that?

OutOfContext
26-09-2009, 10:12
That is pretty effin' awesome, Jihad.
I'd love to see some sort of effigy on the front :D

Ragsta
26-09-2009, 10:40
Thanks for all the feedback guys! Much appreciated and definitely helpful to me- I will be adding some larger tubes between the current ones and the 'rudder'. I have also hit upon some extra pieces that should help emphasis the drive section, it's not bulky enough just yet.

Captain Senioris, I will make a point of getting some paint on these tanks ASAP seeing as you guys have been so decent with support and feedback in general.

Mr Kibbles, it's an Imperial Exorcist Grand Cruiser- I love the fluff and ideas behind them in BFG and having just the one Repulsive isn't good enough! Besides, my fleet needs more long range firepower and ordinance cover. If you like I can post some of the original fluff that GW wrote up for them in the rulebooks?

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/Exorcist.jpg

OOC, yeah, I'm going to put a winged skull on the prow, decided last night. It's the first time I'm going to try something like it so let's hope it works out nicely! If I do it right it will reduce the need to add loads of annoying plastic strips to it.

Burnthem
26-09-2009, 13:25
Cool, i love Grand Cruisers too, something about them that really makes them 'right' for BFG.

As an aside, have you got a completed Warrior APC or did you buy the kit only for scratchbuilding?

Ragsta
01-10-2009, 07:38
The kit actually came with a box of random model stuff that an old boss gave me. It had lain in a garden shed for some time so needed several hefty washing sessions. The kit itself looked to be 1:72 scale- it's already been used with such things as heavy weapons and Ork warships, a good find!

Pic 1) I have added an extra row of drive tubes and bulked up the engine 'pods' using Imperial lance bays. Still some work needed but I like how things are unfolding.

Pic 2) Lots of detail work on the hull- those are NOT the gun tubes but merely where they are housed. I have also started adding opticon galleries above the gun decks. Note the use of tank track links around the bridge to add detail and help merge the bridge into the hull.

Pic 3) Remember this guy? ;) Decided that this ship needs to be upgraded to Hammer class for my Orks the basic stuff is complete but it needs lots of overlapping armour plate around the weapon pods and engines. Then I can add turrets and rivets.

Thanks for looking everybody! Any suggestions for the grand cruiser or Hammer class much appreciated.

Mr Kibbles
01-10-2009, 10:43
Oooh, nice stuff! Liking the cruiser

MrP
03-10-2009, 15:15
Splendid work, old boy. I really respect the care you've taken with those engines!

CaptainSenioris
04-10-2009, 01:10
Engines look much better now. :)

Not sure about that shield on the back of your Ork Kroozer.

Ragsta
04-10-2009, 18:20
Oooh, nice stuff! Liking the cruiser

Thanks mate!


Splendid work, old boy. I really respect the care you've taken with those engines!

Thank you very much, Mr P, praise from a fellow plasticard fiend ;) I DID try very hard to honour everyone's comments about the engines and I'm pleased it has paid off!


Engines look much better now. :)

Not sure about that shield on the back of your Ork Kroozer.

Thanks Captain! Glad you commented on the shield- I will make a point of putting some armour plates around it to break up the 'shield' part and retain the skull.

A big bumper pack of stuff from GZG arrived when I was out of the house so now I need to collect it boooo!! It has lots of robots, infantry, mercs and powered armour so hopefully we will see them on these pages soon. Then everyone can see the fun stuff GZG do!

In other news:

The Exorcist is being painted now, as is a Lazarus Pattern Fleet Tender. Pictures in next update.

I have to recommend Army Painter Undercoat Sprays, guys- the black took to the Exorcist amazingly well, so much better than GW Chaos Black!

Thanks for the comments!

OutOfContext
04-10-2009, 18:29
Where might I purchase some of these fine aerosol primers, you so kindly recommend?
My black primer dries like a charred piece of flesh :(

Ragsta
04-10-2009, 20:51
Dude, what the HECK is happening with your avatar??

Try this link (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Army-Painter-Matt-Black-Spray-Paint_W0QQitemZ250487386099QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_T oys_Wargames_RL?hash=item3a52362ff3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14), you will notice that certain undercoats are also cheaper than GW...

You have a wonderful way with words by the way ;) Oh yes, and the Exorcist has a certain effigy on its prow that you might like, it was inspired by your VCs!

OutOfContext
04-10-2009, 20:59
Dude, what the HECK is happening with your avatar??

Try this link (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Army-Painter-Matt-Black-Spray-Paint_W0QQitemZ250487386099QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_T oys_Wargames_RL?hash=item3a52362ff3&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14), you will notice that certain undercoats are also cheaper than GW...

You have a wonderful way with words by the way ;) Oh yes, and the Exorcist has a certain effigy on its prow that you might like, it was inspired by your VCs!

It's the product of my sick humour and a lulz-y History lecture I had this week :p

Cheers Jihad. GW primer is breaking my balls :eyebrows:
Maelstrom might stock it too!

That's what the prostitutes in my basement said ;)
Ah wonderful! I am inspiration to the masses!
You can repay me by posting in my VC log so I won't double post next time :p

Ragsta
04-10-2009, 22:58
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Citizens rejoice!! Glorious warships of the the God Emperor are even now entering your star system!! All families are to attend the nearest viewing gantries to witness His Eternal Majesty's most glorious servants in low orbit!!

Pics 1 and 2) The Exorcist Grand Cruiser 'Brandenberg' leaves planetary orbit for another patrol of the Halo Stars. The Exorcist was primarily used as a long range patrol vessel. Note the large capacity for attack craft and the secondary bridge. The Brandenberg is well known for its colonial transport duties over the last three centuries.

Pic 3) Lazarus Pattern Fleet Tender 'Lady Christina' under close escort. Note the manipulator arms for salvaging and repair duties. On this occasion the Lady Christina has lowered her blast screens and you can clearly see the massive forward observation bubble necessary for the observation and direction of repairs, refuelling and restock of ammunition bays to other Imperial warships.

I'm exhausted. Frenzied painting, drybrushing, washes, more painting, then all those windows...:cries:

I dedicate the Lady Christina to Lazuli for his kindness and comments on this log.

OOC, I hope you like the Brandenberg's prow! I really enjoyed how the prow came together actually, I think I can reproduce this effect for future scratchbuilds if I go there.

Comments and criticisms of the Exorcists and Lazurus Fleet Tender much appreciated guys. Hope everybody enjoyed their weekends!

-=Lazuli=-
04-10-2009, 23:03
The exorist (sp) cruiser is fantastic.

GomezAddams
04-10-2009, 23:32
Well you've answered a fair few questions for me :D

I ordered a few of those neu swabian ships the other night and the scale seems to be a little short of what I wanted. I'm planning to use FT-530 as a dominator cruiser for now, with FT527 as an endeavor and FT525's as Falchions or cobras. Any chance you could get a picture of your cruiser next to an imperial cruiser?

Really like the Lazuli but have you seen 342 for a more firefly themed craft :P?

Ill stop babling on - just sat and read the log, looking forward to reading more :D

EDIT - Teaches me for babbling, you've only updated before I finished posting!
Lazuli looks great painted up although a few markings on the containers would be an idea. The Brandenburg looks brilliant, although I'd paint the front section a different color, or at least add some kind of design.

Mr Kibbles
05-10-2009, 12:37
Some lovely work there mate!

OutOfContext
05-10-2009, 12:49
Very nice, Jihad!
I do like the prow. Simple but cool.

Burnthem
05-10-2009, 18:22
That Exorcist is gorgeous, well done! Very nice and chunky :)

Ragsta
05-10-2009, 21:32
The exorist (sp) cruiser is fantastic.

Thanks man!


Well you've answered a fair few questions for me

Any chance you could get a picture of your cruiser next to an imperial cruiser?

Really like the Lazuli but have you seen 342 for a more firefly themed craft :P?

Lazuli looks great painted up although a few markings on the containers would be an idea. The Brandenburg looks brilliant, although I'd paint the front section a different color, or at least add some kind of design.

I love the Addams Family, black n white AND both films :D Thanks so much for your comments, mate, I think the Lazuli Pattern COULD do with markings on the containers. I just wanted the basic painting done and dusted as I've been jabbering on about her for ages! And 342 is much more in keeping but annoyingly small ;) Forget the fluff for the Laz, I'll find a different ship more in keeping with that idea.

Scale pic for ya- I used the 530 myself and it matches a light cruiser perfectly. Might be a bit annoying for you tho.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/NewDawnandtheWatchman.jpg?t=1254773314

The prow of the Exorcist could do with something, as could the space between the engines and gun decks. I dunno, what does everyone think? I have been thinking about deep red diagonal stripes across the roof of the prow. Maybe some kind of mural with writing down that side space... Thoughts?


Some lovely work there mate!

Thanks, bro!


Very nice, Jihad!
I do like the prow. Simple but cool.

Glad you like it, mate, simple yet effective yes indeed.


That Exorcist is gorgeous, well done! Very nice and chunky :)

Thank you, friend! I was worried about the chunkiness and all the bits, it began to look like that intergalactic Titanic outta Dr Who. Happily the paint job pulled it together as I'd hoped!


Okay... I have to see what is left to paint...

Brazen Minotaurs CC Squad.

Hammer Battle Kroozer.

Old Crow tanks.

Eldar Phantom Titans... These are truly gack. I can't paint Eldar stuff worth a retarded monkey, don't know WHY I got them!!! Anyone care to trade me BFG stuff for 3 knackered titans?? Yeah I know, I'm really selling 'em :rolleyes:

I haven't painted a vehicle in 10 years. Let's paint the Old Crow Stuff next. Watch this space :evilgrin:

GomezAddams
05-10-2009, 22:11
Dont give up too soon on the titans! If you have access to an airbrush theres a fair few funky ways to know them out quickly and painlessly if its just for an army.

I think the size is just right. The bigger cruisers would have looked a bit silly, and the BFG battleships arent that much bigger, they just have more bulk... which is what these have anyway so I'm happy. It still means I can use some of the larger ships (532) as the appropriate class. And its cheap :D

As for the spaces on the exorcist, do you not have a fleet emblem? Some kind of army badge or such that would fit there? I'll have a rumage around my transfer stack and see if I can find anything interesting :)

Dragon Lord
05-10-2009, 23:39
The completed and painted Exorcist looks excellent. As far as the prow and the space in front of the engines goes a little mural and some writing would certainly go well in the space on the side, for the prow maybe paint the raised areas in a different colour? Some diagonal stripes on the prow could also work.
The Lazuli is looking good too, some markings on the containers would round it off very nicely.


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Finally I must say that really did make me laugh out loud.

Ragsta
08-10-2009, 22:03
Glad you liked the comedy element, I do so try! :p

I think I will risk putting some dark red diagonal stripes along the raised areas of the prow. My muse (my dad) bellowed 'More Colour!' at me the other day as he passed my room and he's usually right (darn him).

Hmm a fleet emblem? Interesting notion. Thing is, when I look at Battlegroup Resurgent I think of a group of ships that have been hastily pulled together from different fleets and sectors. There are also several units recently reactivated from mothballs and reserves.

I like my Exorcist so much that I DID draw this glyph idea up at work (darn work- glad tomorrow is Friday!). Have a look at it and tell me what you think.

This red emblem is found upon the hull of the Brandenberg. A foil standing stark against a lightning strike, signifying deadly precision and speed. The circle implies this threat can strike anywhere and in any direction.

I like the idea of a personal motif for the flagship :)

Undercoated the Brazen Minotaurs, Ork Hammer BC and an Old Crow tank this evening! I am going to try the sponging technique for the tank- if it doesn't work it was only 9 to start with ;)

Burnthem
09-10-2009, 18:00
I think it looks like a snapshot of the old Fanatic BFG battle reports, with two IN Cruisers moving around a crippled Necron Scythe.

Oh yeah, slightly off topic, but did you notice who won the Gothicomp Conversion prize? Just wondering......... ;)

bladerunner_35
10-10-2009, 11:25
Very nice miniatures. I especially like your Warzone figures. I got a bag of 'em lying around myself, good to see they can be made to work.

GomezAddams
11-10-2009, 04:47
Good emblem, looks a little fiddley but then again painting circles has always been a nightmare for me :d looking forward to seeing the finished product and it doesnt work you could always simplify it to just a lightning bolt...

As for a fleet emblem, I suppose it depends how complex you get. My reasoning was that because it is such a diverse collection in the heat of battle it'd be very easy to get some friendly fire when an element encounters another section it doesnt see often. As long as its simple it shouldnt look to out of place*. Having said that, its not like they 'need' it as they all look rather spiffing as it is :D

Whats the sponging technique?



*I have an image of a giant wall stencil slapped on to the side of a ship, then the holy spray can of the omnissahs artistic will is brought forth...

darktitan01
11-10-2009, 16:37
sweet model's man.

spetswalshe
11-10-2009, 17:58
Nice work with the BFG fleet, they look great.

Ragsta
11-10-2009, 19:52
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I think it looks like a snapshot of the old Fanatic BFG battle reports, with two IN Cruisers moving around a crippled Necron Scythe.

Oh yeah, slightly off topic, but did you notice who won the Gothicomp Conversion prize? Just wondering......... ;)

Congratulations, fella! I like what you did with the Slaughter class and that ensnared transport is a nice touch. You should show your stuff off more often, me likes!


Very nice miniatures. I especially like your Warzone figures. I got a bag of 'em lying around myself, good to see they can be made to work.

Thanks, bud, yeah the Warzone figs are okay but somewhat limited in options. Post some of yours up if you do work on them!


Good emblem, looks a little fiddley but then again painting circles has always been a nightmare for me :d looking forward to seeing the finished product and it doesnt work you could always simplify it to just a lightning bolt...

As for a fleet emblem, I suppose it depends how complex you get. My reasoning was that because it is such a diverse collection in the heat of battle it'd be very easy to get some friendly fire when an element encounters another section it doesnt see often. As long as its simple it shouldnt look to out of place*. Having said that, its not like they 'need' it as they all look rather spiffing as it is!

Whats the sponging technique?

*I have an image of a giant wall stencil slapped on to the side of a ship, then the holy spray can of the omnissahs artistic will is brought forth...

Haha yeah, I was going to do a short bit of fluff with a gigantic spray can being moved into position but thought better of it! Maybe later! Sponging technique coming right up, my friend!


sweet model's man.

Thanks, mate :) Where have you been hiding?


Nice work with the BFG fleet, they look great.

Thank you very much, glad you like them! Seems I can never stop working on the swines, just when you think you've finished another idea comes to you!

Pic 1) The sponging technique- my very crude version of. I took a piece of sponge (yellow part of a Brillo pad in this case) and dipped it in Shadow Grey. Then I wiped it off just like with drybrushing and proceeded to dab at the tank hull.

SeveraL coats later I started getting bored so started making stroking motions with the sponge instead. Just as effective!

Repeated the process with a lighter shade of grey (OOP Elf Grey for me but think Codex Grey is the same?) and here we have it so far. What do people think? Drybrushing wouldn't have had the same kind of depth I think... Comments?

Pics 2 and 3) Shots of the Brandenberg's hull glyph and some red striping. Grand Cruisers strike me as the most likely candidates for personal heraldry like this.

Notice the application of personal honorifics to the hull of the Brandenberg, including attack stripes to the prow and ventral fin plus a battle honour beneath the main bridge. These personalisations acknowledge the vessel's role in the pogroms against the Orks during the Gothic War (perhaps the use of red was a targetted irony against Ork attackers). The foil flanked by a fragmented lightning strike signifies this ship's consistently excellent response times in redeployment and during campaign.

Thanks so much for the responses, guys, if anyone hasn't voted on this thread PLEASE do so! Hope you all had a great weekend!

OutOfContext
11-10-2009, 20:04
S'all cool, Jihad :cool:

The Brandenburg looks ace and so does the APC. Aren't sponges fun to paint with? Used one today on my completed *cough* plug *cough* Black Coach.

Keep it up, ol' boy :)

bladerunner_35
11-10-2009, 22:11
I think your sponge technique is great. The texture on the APC looks real nice though I wouldn't mind a close-up. It looks a little bit "flamey" right now so to speak but I am sure you'll bring it together nicely with some weathering or some such. Works well enough as it is mind.

Your ships btw are excellent.

Dragon Lord
11-10-2009, 22:57
The stripes and emblem on the Brandenburg work very well, definitely the right choice to put them on. The sponge technique on the APC has come out very nicely too, amazing what a good effect you can get with a relatively simple method.

Ragsta
14-10-2009, 07:38
S'all cool, Jihad :cool:

The Brandenburg looks ace and so does the APC. Aren't sponges fun to paint with? Used one today on my completed *cough* plug *cough* Black Coach.

Keep it up, ol' boy :)

Thanks, buddy, yeah I like how the sponge thing worked out! Wonder if it would work with an infantry model? Let's see...


I think your sponge technique is great. The texture on the APC looks real nice though I wouldn't mind a close-up. It looks a little bit "flamey" right now so to speak but I am sure you'll bring it together nicely with some weathering or some such. Works well enough as it is mind.

Your ships btw are excellent.

Thanks so much for the kind comments, mate, my fleet is really coming on strong now. The sponging is a little hit and miss but I agree- some weathering should bring it together.


The stripes and emblem on the Brandenburg work very well, definitely the right choice to put them on. The sponge technique on the APC has come out very nicely too, amazing what a good effect you can get with a relatively simple method.

Thanks, man! Hoping to add such markings to a few more ships now.

Pic 1) TOYS TOYS TOYS!!! My GZG stuff finally made it through the blockade.
OUDF and NAC power armoured troops. OUDF along the top- 'Eggs on Legs' apparently but I decided I wanted them anyway. We'll see what I can do. The NAC stuff are slimmer and better detailed but not quite as badass IMHO.

Pic 2) Two heavy mecha and a squad of mercenaries- the merc sculpts must be old, they lack the detail and crispness the other ones do but am looking forward to working on the different style uniforms. The robots need alot of filing.

Pic 3) Good lord! Paint on some models! Base coats down on the CC Marine squad. These guys are the result of major hacking, cutting and swapping out of arms and weapons. Another rescue from eBay and you can tell with some of them- note Brother Meltaface first on the right!! Poor guy, I will try and reinvigorate him with the paintjob... That sounded wrong...

Thanks for watching guys, my internet connection is SHOCKING these days but wanted to show you progress is being made! Next up more shots of the APC with weathering and metallics and hopefully more Brazen Minotaur work.

Enjoy your day!

GomezAddams
14-10-2009, 21:46
Well after a bit of a move, finally back and not disappointed :D

The heraldry looks awesome, very glad I persuaded you to do it as it adds a lot of character to the vehicle. The sponging technique is rather interesting and will definately be tried shortly (once everythings been cracked open and such).

Not massively keen on the OUDF but the NAC are rather interesting and will require much investigating!

I pity poor brother meltaface, although shurely now he has increased toughness? Definately no dodge save... enough geeky jokes though - if he needs a new helmet and you havent got any handy feel free to give me a shout :)


Sorry the replies a bit cack, missus is shouting at me to get to bed - the joys of having a future wife.... :D

-=Lazuli=-
15-10-2009, 02:33
That ship is pure awsomeness. The Space Marines and sponge are really cool too.

Mr Kibbles
16-10-2009, 07:27
Love your Brazen minotaurs. That weathering is good too.

Ragsta
17-10-2009, 21:21
Green huddled in the cover of a crumbling mudbrick wall and prayed to the Emperor with all his might. His lips moved soundlessly but there was no doubt that he was praying damnably hard, he thought to himself.

Sand whistled over the top of his hiding place in the desert wind. His hazard suit was torn and burnt in several places- he was thankful that he hadn't stumbled into a rad zone already. If his comrades back over the line commenced a nerve gas bombardment now though... Didn't bear thinking about.

The ground shook with an impact close by, but there was no detonation to imply it was a shell or rocket. Green had been hiding there for several hours now and knew perfectly well what it was- the footfall of an Eldar war machine! Cocky bastards weren't even operating under cover of that freaky cloaking field they had. Around him the burnt out hulks of battle tanks and twisted corpses of his unit told their own story- the aliens had no need to hide it seemed.

His respirator rasped painfully- it hurt to breath against the sand storm that was building. At least the sun was blocked out tho. Painfully slowly, the sergeant raised his head from cover and stared at the machine that had caused so much destruction.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/022.jpg?t=1255810756

To be completely honest, I think that perseverance was the key with this Titan! It turned out okay- I left the 'wings' off cos I didn't like them. I still have them of course if everyone here starts screaming and whining about that ;)

Photos refused to work that well, darned holo fields must be interfering! Hope you like it, quite pleased that I managed to churn out summat painted so soon after saying it be tomorrow until I did!

OutOfContext
17-10-2009, 21:39
Man, I would have washed the hell out of that bronze with some turquoise...weathering bronze is addicting as hell :eyebrows:

Anyroad, the titan looks very good, Jihad. It's a shame there's not a little bit more detail on the model itself, but the paintjob is sehr gut, ja :D

Mr Kibbles
18-10-2009, 05:51
Nice fluff and Titan. What is Stippling?

Burnthem
18-10-2009, 12:27
Stippling is using the end of a brush, usually a cut-off fat stiff brush, that is dipped in the paint, brushed off like dry-brushing, and then 'stabbed' flat end first against the model to leave the appropriate effect.

Thread about it here - http://www.40konline.com/community/index.php?topic=183687.0

Dragon Lord
19-10-2009, 15:59
I like that Eldar titan, I think it looks fine without the fins, the bit of fluff to go with it was good too. Those Brazen Minotaurs are starting to look rather nice too.
Sorry to hear about the Hammer cruiser, you know what it was was probably that the camera wanted to take a picture of it, because the camera thought it looked awesome, but misjudged the drop :p

Ragsta
21-10-2009, 21:12
Pic 1) Sergeant Tancred bears the Death's Head and Laurels- honour markings for his successes against extreme odds.

Pic 2) Sergeant Nestor is one of the older NCOs in the 5th Battle Phalanx. His preference is for the bolter over close combat weapons- the Brazen Minotaurs emphasise expertise with bolter fire and close combat weapons over heavier weaponry and armour.

Pic 3) Sergeant Deimos' breastplate has a particularly impressive Imperial Eagle placed there after massive trauma during one of their many ship boarding actions. Although there is no direct evidence linking the Brazen Minotaurs with the more well known Minotaur Chapter both units display this fondness for boarding actions.

Pic 4) Scorched Brown stippled onto the track guards with an old brush, then followed by a coat of Bleached Bone to add depth. Also drybrushed boltgun metal over engine grills front and back.

Basically, with stippling you take an old, stiff haired circular brush with most of the paint wiped off and stab at the target area with it 'til you have the look you want. Again a first time for me but am quite pleased with how things are coming along! Next up I need to add details, icons and chipping...

Off to Berlin for a flying weekend so probably won't be much happing on this log for a few days, any comments, suggestions and criticisms much appreciated!

OutOfContext
22-10-2009, 17:59
We need an army picture if your marines are done now, Jihad! :D

The tank stippling looks great. Very effective.

Mr Kibbles
22-10-2009, 22:02
Nice fluff.

Magos Explorator
23-10-2009, 10:42
Looks nice, I like the eldar. Those bone shoulder pads really help the marines, too. :)

GomezAddams
23-10-2009, 11:11
Sorry for the lack of log love recently, lifes still hectic :D

I think the marines have turned out quite well, and I did have to look to find brother melta-face. The golds particularly nice next to the crisp white. Army shot please!

The weathering on the tanks suprisingly effective. I remember trying it many many moons ago and making a pigs ear of it until I found MIG pigments but... might have to give this a try again..

Have a good weekend mate

Ragsta
25-10-2009, 20:04
We need an army picture if your marines are done now, Jihad!

The tank stippling looks great. Very effective.

Ta, chief! Glad you like!


Nice fluff.

Thank you, friend, I want to practise more with my fluff skills.


Looks nice, I like the eldar. Those bone shoulder pads really help the marines, too. :)

I'm glad you like the Eldar, Magos, you're the expert so any praise on such things is very much appreciated :)


Sorry for the lack of log love recently, lifes still hectic :D

I think the marines have turned out quite well, and I did have to look to find brother melta-face. The golds particularly nice next to the crisp white. Army shot please!

The weathering on the tanks suprisingly effective. I remember trying it many many moons ago and making a pigs ear of it until I found MIG pigments but... might have to give this a try again..

Have a good weekend mate

Poor Brother Meltaface! Yeah, the Marines have turned out okay, it's hardly an army but more of an experiement in freehand painting and BRIGHT colours!!

The weathering has been fun so far, glad they've made you think about trying them out agin. Personally I would like to try pigments!

Thanks for all the comments, chaps! Much appreciated and I'm glad the Marines and fluff have gone down well in particular.

Here's a shot of the 'army' then, such as it is!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/TabletopQuality.jpg?t=1256495750

Part of the 5th Company of the Brazen Minotaurs Space Marine Chapter. The Chapter has 7 such formations and refer to them as 'Battle Phalanxes.' Here you can see how the Chapter sergeants are marked out with red helms and frequently their left shoulder pads too. They frequently present personal battle honours and heraldry on the left pad with the Chapter symbol on the right.

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/Wedontsmile.jpg?t=1256496804

The Brazen Minotaurs, enraged by ANOTHER performance from The X Factor, storm the stage and engage their targets in brutal close combat.

Things I Have Learned

1. How to freehand symbols.
2. Painting metallics can be fun but this particular scheme is somewhat... Garish :p
3. Urban basing if fun!

I promise to be less random next update, guys, thanks for all your comments

Burnthem
25-10-2009, 20:22
2. Scratchbuilt Imperial Lightcruiser


Do this first, and keep up the good work ;)

Mr Kibbles
26-10-2009, 06:02
Nice Minatours man.

Ragsta
27-10-2009, 21:29
Heave, Emperor dammit!! Get that fighter loaded!! You think this is tough, wait until you have your crewmates dying around you... If the man beside you falls I expect you to work twice as hard!! I was on the Archangel, you lowlife scum, this is child's play compared to that!! Now put your backs into it!!

Ordinance Captain Janov during training exercises upon the Daring.

If anyone can guess where the Archangel springs from good for you, just lifting some handy GW fluff for my own use!

Pic 1) My take on a Voss pattern light cruiser- Defiant carrier class. I have calluses on my thumbs and forefingers but am very pleased with how she's turned out! Much more sleek and mean looking than the original GW model (http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/f/f9/DefiantClassLightCruiser.JPG) (ptooie!!!). Look it up on google and you'll see what I mean :rolleyes:

Pic 2) Quite chuffed with how the engines and wings turned out- I think the bridge 'neck' could do with some armour plate to break it up a bit. Maybe some detailing on top of the prow too. What do you guys think? Any more suggestions would be welcome but she's almost ready for paint now!

I can't stand the sight of plasticard now... my poor digits :eyebrows:

Mr Kibbles
28-10-2009, 10:19
Nice cruiser.

GomezAddams
28-10-2009, 11:21
Looks excellent once again, you should definately continue with these patterns of ships (at least a few more escorts!).

Although with all though flight bays you have the same problem as me - the lack of a dedicated aircraft carrier!

Burnthem
28-10-2009, 14:02
Amazing Cruiser, your scratchbuilding skills are something to be proud of! I don't mind admitting my scratchbuilding is pretty poor compared to yours, keep it up :)

Dragon Lord
31-10-2009, 16:28
The Brazen Minotaurs are looking very good and I am definitely liking that light cruiser, I feel I need to do another scratchbuild myself now, alas I have been rather busy since getting back to uni and haven't had the time:(.
The engines and the bridge look especially good, though I do agree that the bridge neck could perhaps use a little bulking up, a bit of greenstuff around the top of the neck section would probably do.

OutOfContext
31-10-2009, 16:41
The new ship looks ace, mate.

Do something crap so I actually have more to say :p

Ragsta
08-11-2009, 20:21
+++Alert- unidentified contact inside perimeter. Activating automated sentry guns... Stand down, identification confirmed.+++

It's been a while :) A big happy Halloween to everybody, I hope the last week or so has been full of dodgy photos of costumes and high jinks. I was an Arab Sheikh complete with worrying beard!

Thank you for everyone's kind words- Dragonlord, I hope uni is going well for you, ahh the good old days of drinking tax payers' money eh!

OOC, I will try less hard just for you, mate ;)

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/041.jpg?t=1257710671
http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Battlegroup%20Resurgent/048.jpg?t=1257710700

During the Third Armageddon War the light carrier I.N.S Daring did sterling service escorting convoys into the warzone around Armageddon. It is said by Imperial Navy sailors that their ships have 'souls'- if this is the case then the Daring has a distinctly impetuous spirit. Standard evasive manoeuvres suffer from sluggish thrusters and sudden course changes towards enemy forces, weapon turrets and lances have an impressive tendency towards accuracy and the Daring also possesses some of the most efficient reactors within her class, at least within Battlefleet Armageddon.

Commanded by Captain Ramos N'Kai, the Daring continues to perform good service keeping supply routes open. Her sleek hull has proven a welcome sight to many beleaguered freighter captains in these dark times.

Finished the light cruiser! It really is impressive the difference little additions like windows and lights can make! I have some highlights to add around weapons, prow and thrusters but otherwise she's finished. It's a shame the Defiant class has such ropey rules in BFG, otherwise I'd make more!

Comments and criticisms welcome as always- I had a nightmare time getting her based- the drill bit simply refused to go through! This made me uneasy- could the model be refusing to cooperate? I'm locking this ship up right now.

Well, the next update should see a painted Ork Battlecruiser, I have undercoated it and added a wash of Tin Bitz ready for the drybrushing to begin.

Hope you like what you see, let me know how everyone is doing! Cheers, gents!

Mr Kibbles
10-11-2009, 09:42
Niiiice work man. The colours are good.

jstalker
10-11-2009, 15:39
Woah its been a while since I had a look in here,
Amazing! There is an amazing improvement in painting and the modelling is top notch as ever!
Me likes!

OutOfContext
10-11-2009, 18:02
Top notch as normal, Jihad! Good fluff too :D

Magos Explorator
10-11-2009, 19:48
That ship looks great. :)

Ragsta
10-11-2009, 20:05
Awwww, thanks guys! You make me blush! The colours really worked out nicely I agree, thanks so much for your kind words! :D

I have been doodling ideas for a cruiser scratchbuild and have also started thinking about an Endeavour class to chum the Daring around on her convoy runs... Meh, more sore fingers coming up!

By the weekend we will have that painted Ork ship for you fine people, cheers!

Dragon Lord
11-11-2009, 23:54
Uni is going quite well thanks, lots of work, but also a fair bit of drinking;)
Anyway the Daring is looking very nice, love the little bit about the her soul too. Looking forward to the ork ship and your scratchbuilt cruiser.

Ragsta
12-11-2009, 20:36
Uni is going quite well thanks, lots of work, but also a fair bit of drinking;)
Anyway the Daring is looking very nice, love the little bit about the her soul too. Looking forward to the ork ship and your scratchbuilt cruiser.

Thanks, mate! Glad uni is going as it should ;) Yeah, there's a section in Battlefleet Gothic Armada about ships having 'souls' and I really wanted to play upon that with my fluff, you can expect to see a little more of it.

Just a wee update, chaps, I have been doing some work on an Endeavour like I said I would. Currently it looks very similar to the Daring (as it should, they're the same hull design after all) but once I'm done it will be a centimetre or so longer with different prow plating and a different engine array. You can probably see that in the pic.

An insight into scratchbuilding- the bridge area used to be an Epic Ork Weirdboy tower! Lance turret from a Chaos Idolator escort and engine hub one of the IG tank wheels. Looks pretty shoddy just now but hopefully it will show you where I'm headed. It may even give you some ideas of your own, I do hope so!

Man, so glad it's Friday tomorrow, it's been a long week but at least I have some modelling and painting to look forward to! I'm so cool... :wtf:

OutOfContext
12-11-2009, 21:27
Man, so glad it's Friday tomorrow, it's been a long week but at least I have some modelling and painting to look forward to! I'm so cool... :wtf:

True dat!
My horrid sister is coming home this weekend so there'll be no painting for me to look forward to :(

New ship looks top as usual so far. Anything cool planned for this chap?

Ragsta
13-11-2009, 07:26
Hmmm, an interesting question, old chap! Hopefully the gundecks will look nice, could do with some suggestions for them but currently might do a version of what the Exorcist build has?

Any suggestions for where to go from here would be much appreciated! Don't really want to add to the prow cos that will make the sucker even longer... The engine array will be a different layout from the Daring. I have been inspired by the scene in Return of the Jedi where all the Rebel cruisers are falling back- whole load of different drive tubes to seen in different arrangements :cheese:

Any ideas for the bridge? I am thinking about making it more squat than the Daring- maybe play upon the bridge of the Explorator I did.

Thoughts anyone? Blech, time to go to work- ah well, I will just doodle some ideas when I get there :p

Ragsta
15-11-2009, 18:22
Greetings, ladies and gentlemen of Warseer!

So yes, new router = slower internet connection!

Hope everyone has had a nice weekend, I have been hacking plasticard and bitz apart in a frenzy of inspiration and wanted to share what I have with you.

Pics 1 and 2) I managed to come up with a nice take on weapons batteries that I hope you can make out here- somewhat fiddly but the end result is a light cruiser bristling with guns! The engines and bridge were very labour intensive and I am now looking to painting the sucker up and getting some fluff written down for it! Please do let me know what you guys think!

Pic 3) I wanted to show you the development of the Ork Battlecruiser. Some bits have gone cos they were a bit naff but the general effect is looking quite ramshackle if I may say so myself!

Just undercoated black BUT with a heavily watered down coat of Tinbitz over it. Now ready to be drybrushed. Wanted you guys to see it cos the rust effect might be quite good for vehicles, Orks and junker stuff in general.

Pic 4) Let me know what you think, please, too flimsy? It's actually very sturdy for the plastic models at least- plus I think once they're properly painted up it will 'suspend' my ships in space quite nicely!

Any feedback on anything you see here would be much appreciated, these are the latest things I'm working on and I would like them to turn out to everyone's liking!

GomezAddams
17-11-2009, 10:59
Brass rod for space ship bases... now where have I seen that before :D

I think using the ork weirdboy tower base was a stroke of genius as it blends in really well, although I'd whack a bit of putty on the tracks to avoid anybody spotting it. I think the work on the guns really shows although something doesnt quite sit well with me about them. Lets see it painted up and I'll suggest from there (too late I know but hey :P)

Ragsta
21-11-2009, 21:34
Brass rod for space ship bases... now where have I seen that before

I think using the ork weirdboy tower base was a stroke of genius as it blends in really well, although I'd whack a bit of putty on the tracks to avoid anybody spotting it. I think the work on the guns really shows although something doesnt quite sit well with me about them. Lets see it painted up and I'll suggest from there (too late I know but hey :P)

Busted! I was definitely encouraged to do it by your work, mate, thanks for that! It has been a real pain learning to do this kind of basing but I really like the finished effect now.

I know what you mean about the gun batteries but I think I will just chalk this up to experience. Thanks for the comments in general, the tracks too I was somewhat concerned about BUT a picture is better than a thousand words!!

Endeavour class light cruiser Hand of Erebus. Seriously damaged during the Battle of Pelucidar, the Erebus had extensive engine repairs and was reassigned to convoy escort duties and policing the fringe systems of the Armageddon sector. Her captain, Javier Varesh, bears the scars of Pelucidar as does his ship. Those who have served on the Hand of Erebus speak of strange dreams of a smouldering rage and resentment of the retreat from Pelucidar that lingers within the ship itself. This ship has been responsible for several commendable actions of ruthless efficiency against unarmed xenos and crippled pirate vessels.

Pic 2) Very pleased with how the engines came out on this ship, some highlights on the drive tubes and antenna really paid off too! This model is maybe 2 cms longer than the light carrier but I imagine this to be accurate- she has more gun crew and equipment to carry after all :cheese:

I am really pleased with how the paintscheme has come out on the light cruisers- they look dark and archaic, which is what I imagine many Imperial ships to be!

Pic 3) The 'Red Jesters' Starfury squadron and my Starhawk Bombers, the 'Stonehawks.' They look slightly better in real life, I have learned to take my photography skills with a pinch of salt ;)

Pic 4) PIP on the Ork Hammer class! I am very pleased with how the 'face' has come out, I thought I should do the bionicle head justice after all!

Please do comment and criticise on anything on these pages, I really appreciate anything coming my way. I've got a cold just now, which is how I've managed to churn out so much stuff haha!

OutOfContext
22-11-2009, 11:10
S'all looking good as usual, Jihad :)

I want more ships with Bionicle parts! They remind me of when I was a wee lad :(
The only thing I would suggest if you use a Bionicle head again to too make it into an orky face, ie lots of teef and a big bolt on eyebrow :D

GomezAddams
23-11-2009, 01:18
Your right, the tracks aren't really noticable any more, it fits with the look quite well. The engine looks excellent, really looks like it could fling it through space and I dont think the cannons look half as bad as they did.

Not for me to be a pain in the rear - that big gold section on the font.... I'd whack another panel on so it matches the Daring.

As for the ork cruiser, I'd make the rest of the body look more patch work of colors but other then that, s'all good :)

Speaking of floaty space ships and such, have you seen any of the firestorm armada stuff? Theres some distinctly adeptus mechanicus looking vessels being released...

Ragsta
23-11-2009, 20:42
S'all looking good as usual, Jihad

I want more ships with Bionicle parts! They remind me of when I was a wee lad
The only thing I would suggest if you use a Bionicle head again to make it into an orky face, ie lots of teef and a big bolt on eyebrow :D

Ah yes, sad memories of childhood! When GW stuff could be bought for a shiny fiver! Haha! And you're right about Orkifying the head, I had intended to but I like the paintjob so much I can't bring myself to change the layout now. If I feel the urge for more Bionicle madness I will def do this tho :D


Your right, the tracks aren't really noticable any more, it fits with the look quite well. The engine looks excellent, really looks like it could fling it through space and I dont think the cannons look half as bad as they did.

Not for me to be a pain in the rear - that big gold section on the font.... I'd whack another panel on so it matches the Daring.

As for the ork cruiser, I'd make the rest of the body look more patch work of colors but other then that, s'all good :)

Thanks for the support, Gomez, glad you like those bits. The prow... Yes I see what you mean, it was actually different on purpose so it didn't match too much :rolleyes: I don't think I have the heart to carve her up and redo it- maybe I'll have a hard think and do it anyway.



Speaking of floaty space ships and such, have you seen any of the firestorm armada stuff? Theres some distinctly adeptus mechanicus looking vessels being released...

Y'know, I actually noticed these yesterday! Hmmm... Darn you, now I want them!

I was pondering a new Imperial fleet and this looks like a nice option. You could say the design philosophy in that part of the Imperium is radically different to other known types eh?

I'm actually having a clearout of stuff at the moment pending a potential new project in the new year, let's see if I can free up space for those ships too!

OutOfContext
24-11-2009, 10:09
Potential new project eh?
Do tell us!

Hurrah for being sigged again! :D

GomezAddams
24-11-2009, 19:10
See I had my eyes on...

http://ph.warpathgames.com/products/product_59420.jpg

Perhaps we could enslave.. i mean, persuade some people to do the other fleets and have some kind of uber joint log?

Ragsta
24-11-2009, 20:49
Gomez- Hm, now that sounds like a very interesting idea! I would be up for that but priority one is to clear out some old stuff first! Have a look at my sales thread and help me out :p


Potential new project eh?
Do tell us!

Hurrah for being sigged again! :D

It was worthy of being sigged! Man, I hate that franchise! Ptooiee :mad:

Okay okay, these are the bare bones of my idea just now- I really want to sit down and create a force of Marines for getting back into the gaming side of the hobby. Everything currently has just been nice and casual with no real plan.

Observe:

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/0092.jpg?t=1259093655

Some of you will have seen these chaps previously but they will help for the imagery- I want my Marines in red power armour and backpacks with metal guns (exercise some imagination here people!).

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Brazen%20Minotaurs%20Space%20Marines/sm.jpg?t=1259094889

Also, I am thinking about using different sources for powerplants (http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/pack.php?pack=507), helmets (http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=60)and bolters (http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/eq2-kolony-weapon-sprue-p-32.html)- some will probably dislike them but so what? Maybe I'll keep them swappable with standard stuff! Oh yes, and this stuff (http://armorcast.com/store/index.php?cPath=100)looks interesting too...

Yes, I know it looks like a Bloodangel but there are lots of red marine chapters out there who aren't Bloodangels too! Chapter emblem would be a nice skull (as I know GW sell those PLUS I have some relevant names rolling round in my head just now). Currently War Skull or Inferno Skull Chapter is sounding interesting.

Fluffwise, they recruit from feral and feudal worlds so lots of scope for barbaric names and skull based rituals. Probably some skullfaced assault marines too...

Basing would probably remain much the same except with static grass and chunkier rocks added in.

Paintwise, I would probably basecoat Baal Red for speed and highlight with Blood Angel red after a good old Devlan Mud wash for shading. That's what I did previously on the above marines except with Crimson Gore (gaaack, coat after coat after coat!). I would weather up the boots and calves and hopefully add some blackened gun muzzles and metallic scratches on the armour. Oh yes, and African skin tones for the bare flesh.

Thoughts, guys? This idea would probably be an entirely new thread as I would want to devote all attention to it but I value your input here first!

Comments and insults welcome! I mean criticisms!

OutOfContext
24-11-2009, 21:01
More SM is never a bad thing :D

I'm not sure about the guns, nor the backpacks, but then again I love the normal SM look, so...:p
I think I'll see what other plans you have for them first, Jihad.

PS: Twilights ruins my Biology lessons :mad:

Logarithm Udgaur
24-11-2009, 21:18
More SM is always a bad thing :D

Fixed that for you.

I actually like that you want to do something different with them though.

Mr Kibbles
25-11-2009, 03:12
I like those marines Jihad

OutOfContext
25-11-2009, 11:29
Fixed that for you.

I actually like that you want to do something different with them though.

I'm trying so hard to not do my Nick 'I never said that, it was a misquotation' Griffin impression...:p

But I agree, I would like something different along the SM side, Jihad. Aren't your brass coloured ones good enough for gaming?

Dragon Lord
25-11-2009, 14:26
Ooh, lots to comment on.
I quite like the Hand of Erebus, looking at the unpainted version I wasn't too sure about the weapons batteries either but they do look much better painted. The engine block is very different and interesting, the highlighting on the tubes really brings it out nicely. On the prow perhaps a line of another colour like silver or red would help break up the large mass of gold?
The basing does look a little flimsy in the sense that it looks like it might break easily, appearance wise it looks good though.

The Ork battlecruiser is looking good, though I can't help thinking that the big cannon on the front should be coming out of the mouth-like hole in the bionicle head.

The new firestorm armada stuff does look quite nice, I had been looking at the two fleets that yourself and GomezAddams posted with some interest myself.

For the marines I'm not sure about the different powerplants or guns but those heads look interesting and I've seen some very good things done with those armorcast muzzle flashes. As OutOfContext said though are the Brazen Minotaurs not good enough or did you just feel like something different?

Ragsta
28-11-2009, 20:01
I actually like that you want to do something different with them though.

Noted, sir- it's important to me that you are interested on my making them different- I will put alot of thought into where to take it.


I like those marines Jihad

Thanks, Mr Kibbles- bear in mind that this is only a very rough idea of what they will look like. I have actually been doodling some ideas for the scheme using red and black pens. Hopefully you will like where they end up...


I'm trying so hard to not do my Nick 'I never said that, it was a misquotation' Griffin impression...:p

But I agree, I would like something different along the SM side, Jihad. Aren't your brass coloured ones good enough for gaming?

The Brazen Minotaurs were a fun experiment in metallics and freehanding, mate, I enjoyed doing them but really am lusting after a brand new start. With brand new models that weren't eBay rescues ;) I am currently sourcing different gun options and thinking about where to take the powerplant idea... In the dark corners of my mind something stirs!


On the prow perhaps a line of another colour like silver or red would help break up the large mass of gold?
The basing does look a little flimsy in the sense that it looks like it might break easily, appearance wise it looks good though.

Thanks buddy! I will definitely trim the prow in red and post the pics here, a very good idea!


The Ork battlecruiser is looking good, though I can't help thinking that the big cannon on the front should be coming out of the mouth-like hole in the bionicle head.

Hmm, good point there but I haven't the heart to hack at him just now. We will paint him some more and see what happens first. Except now you have me wanting to scratch build YOUR idea of how it should look :rolleyes:


The new firestorm armada stuff does look quite nice, I had been looking at the two fleets that yourself and GomezAddams posted with some interest myself.


Really... Perhaps the three of us might be onto something here... :evilgrin:

Guys, thanks for the input on my Chapter idea- I have some models ready to accept experimental paintschemes for the Chapter and will post them ASAP. Once you chaps have seen and commented on them I will know what to do and launch the project.

As a reward for your service, I found these!

Meet Bill n Ben! Bill only ever saw one game of Epic- he was destroyed in a single salvo from a Warlord Titan. Actually, these (and the Warlord) are the only Epic things I have left now! Hope you like them!

http://i389.photobucket.com/albums/oo336/Poymo/Waaaaagghhhhh%20Gargruks%20BFG/BillNBen.jpg?t=1261347545

Hmmm... Just how difficult would it be to scratchbuild such Gargants...?