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02-11-2009, 19:21
Hey, thanks for looking at my new skaven log, first off, sorry for the blurry pics, I will try and get some clearer stuff up soon. I'm properly jumping on the skaven bandwagon and starting them from scratch so all I have at the moment is an engineer, a couple of rat ogres and 2 weapon teams. First up is the engineer as he is the only one fully painted - apart from the base.



Also this is my converted mortar team made from 2 packmasters out of the rat ogres box and half an empire cannon, plus a bit of green stuff, it's not fully painted yet but for anyone thinking of doing a mortar team I hope it gives you some ideas (or not!)




So that's it for now, will get back with some more stuff when it's done, hope you like

Dark Apostle
02-11-2009, 19:29
Very nice mortar - great creative use of existing kits!

02-11-2009, 19:51
Very nice. You used the empire great cannon for the main part but may I ask what you used for the bits on its back?

02-11-2009, 20:32
Heya! I'm already impressed. How did you paint the cloth? I did some Skaven myself a while back, with that colour scheme, but yours looks like it came out a lot nicer.

02-11-2009, 22:45
Thanks guys, the bit on the back of the cannon is just the rat ogre gun arm with the barrel and arm cut off and the tube bent around to look like a pipe, I did have to file it a little bit to get a flatter surface when I glued it to the cannon, and the same with the guy's back so the cannon fitted better. Oh and the bit plugging the hole in the bottom of the mortar is a wheel hub from the cannon sprue

As for the cloth it is just deneb stone straight onto the black (a couple of thin coats) wash with plenty of devlan mud, then a few highlights with deneb stone again - although I haven't done this yet with the mortar you can see it better on the engineer, and thanks again for the comments

02-11-2009, 22:58
Those mortars are looking great. Will keep an eye on this log for sure :)

07-11-2009, 00:26
ooohhhh nice conversion it looks pretty good if this keeps up then im subscribed

07-11-2009, 04:05
wow love the idea for the conversion.
Only hope the actual rules are good. If they are I may have to borrow your idea [with your permission of course].

The Panda
07-11-2009, 06:22
Nice! Simple conversion, but looks heaps more in character than the "static/conventional" mortar conversions I was just browsing earlier in the day.

The idea suits the fantasy setting and the rats perfectly.

07-11-2009, 07:42
I like your mortar conversion. Its very impressive.

07-11-2009, 19:40
Great looking model for the mortar.

08-11-2009, 17:22
Excellent mortar - I wouldn't have been suprised if you'd said you'd got your hands on a test casting of the real one!

12-11-2009, 01:20
Wow, thanks for all the positive comments, I got the idea for the mortar from the picture in the skaven book, I was a bit lost before I saw that too, but anyway here it is finished, sorry it's been a few days but been busy with uni and stuff




Some more stuff coming soon

12-11-2009, 03:15
oooohhh i liked how they turned out especially the tan color it looks really gritty very skaveny. Can i ask you what you used for the rope though as it looks like something i coud use in convertin my screaming bell to look bigger?

12-11-2009, 10:34
The rope is just some green stuff rolled out quite thin, bend it in the middle so the two ends meet, then twist them together so it makes a braid. Pretty simple to do really, got the idea from a guy on asrai.org who made dreadlocks for all of his wood elves, awesome!

12-11-2009, 23:41
sweet thanks for the tip cyber what are you going to do next/ are there any other weapon teams that you plan on converting id really like to see a doom flayer.

16-11-2009, 17:39
Yeah, was thinking about a flayer too, just not sure how to do it yet, the pic in the book looks like it would be huge, and it needs to fit on a cav base. I do have a rattling gun though, so maybe some sort of multi-blade contraption on the muzzle end with the guy at the back turning the mechanism. Maybe. Will put some rat ogre pics up soon, and hopefully a domwheel too.

16-11-2009, 19:08
so maybe some sort of multi-blade contraption on the muzzle end with the guy at the back turning the mechanism Death whisk? sounds intriguing!

16-11-2009, 20:52
I like where this is going. I hope real life stops foiling my own plans for Rodentist expansionism soon, or I'll go maaad from waiting to realize my own plans...

17-11-2009, 09:11
AWESOME! Just...awesome!

17-11-2009, 10:13
Ha! Deathwisk sounds about right, I have plenty of spare blades from the clanrats sprue so might have to see what I can do, and real life is a pain, haven't painted anywhere near what I hoped to by now but hey, heres a rat ogre I just finished




and thanks again for all the comments

17-11-2009, 11:02
Great Skryre! The mortar's very good, as is the rat ogre.

17-11-2009, 19:51
That Rat Ogre looks great! Appropriately dirty and gritty. The Mortar came out well, too.

17-11-2009, 21:49
That Rat Ogre is very nice, almost impossible to tell that it's made from the plastics...

23-11-2009, 14:33
Death whisk? sounds intriguing!

hahahaha a death whisk.... :p

The flayer is the one that's going to be a pain in the **** though, the rest aren't so bad at least...

10-12-2011, 11:08
I really like the way you've painted the Rat Ogres skin. Could you give details (ideally step by step) of how you achieved this?