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freeform
17-05-2006, 19:25
Okay, its another IG drop troop. but this is my take on them, got some forgeworld stuff in the post the other day and i've been out of the country for months so i had a itch to paint.

i'm using the regular cadian troop with forgeworld rebreathers and green stuff when i run out of them. rules wise i'm going with IA3

okay, so this is what i've done so fair
This is going to be my command squad, the trooper on the left is a old RT fella who i've changed the chainsword to a new style one, new head and cadian arms and armour plates chucked on. also made some greenstuff rebreathers for the LT. and plasma gunner

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/00755ee0.jpg

First squad finished
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/a14fa43f.jpg

freeform
17-05-2006, 19:25
i made a underslung 'nade launcher for the sgt. using the barel of some old 2ed edition marine bolter. well pleased with the result.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/5a04b58c.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/1988d8f3.jpg

here's my demo charge, used the 'nade chucking arm from the cadian spures and a hacked up demo charge that comes with the forgeworld stuff.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/19ba4fb3.jpg


love to hear what ppl think, C&C are more than welcome.
Roo

Col.Gravis
17-05-2006, 20:51
Perhaps not the most useful comment in the world lol, but I love it lol, nice work there! Simple effective conversions like that are some of the best sometimes IMHO.

Math Mathonwy
17-05-2006, 21:06
Very good stuff! Could you give a close-up on the chainsword dude, though? The pic is a bit blurry there.

The demo-charge guy is simply awesome btw. The sense of movement, everything in the mini is about tossing that charge - looks simply superb.

The only thing I might've changed a bit is the tone for the weapons you've chosen. A bit more different from the fatigues, might've been better. But other than that the colour scheme is very nice. And the gun looks good on some models, too. On some it blends a bit too much to my taste.

But keep up the good work!

baneful
18-05-2006, 00:42
Mate great work, loving the posing and the paint job is nice and clean, really effective. cant wait to see more.

ham2525
18-05-2006, 01:39
Great stuff and I love the resperators.

Only thing I dont like is the photos.

Ham2525

Still learning
18-05-2006, 06:29
nice work bro, keep it up. i'll be watching this was excitment

freeform
20-05-2006, 15:20
here's a close up on that RT chainsword dude math asked for. bit better pics this time. i had to rebuild a lot of the model cause the old head was part on the chest armour that got hacked up when i Decapitated him. gave him a neck other wise he was a tiny fella and green stuffed the rest to look like the tops of the cadian plastics.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/VETSGTsmall.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/VETSGT2small.jpg

colour of weapons; i do agree they blend into the uniforms a little bit too much in places, i experimented with other colours but didn't like them, but hay each to their own. think with the colour choice you get a more overall camo feel to them.

nearly done another squad and a platoon command squad, i'll put them up too when they're finished.

Dodgy Ed
20-05-2006, 16:15
Really nice, I think that the colour of the guns and fatigues works well, although I would suggest either drilling or black dotting the end of the gun barrels

HiredSword.
20-05-2006, 19:38
looking really good there, are you planning to do any insignia on the armour?

EmperorsChamp01
20-05-2006, 22:36
Really good conversions. I like the way you got the Nordik guy heads on them and made them look like action Poses. Good work and keep it up

HiredSword.
20-05-2006, 22:45
one thing which would make your models look more realistic would be to add scorch marks on the melta and plasma guns.

Why hasnt this thread got more posts? those are some really nice IG.

btw, what are your plans for the rest of the army?

scrubout
21-05-2006, 06:10
Would you please be so kind as to give some advice on how you made the greenstuff rebreathers? I am awaiting a shipment of FW stuff in the mail but I am dismayed with the fact that it will run out soon...

I'd be much obliged!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Serpent
21-05-2006, 07:35
Quite good, but I agree that the weapons need another colour than the fatigues. And the muzzles on the special weapons need to be drilled, especially the meltagun one.

Serpent :)

freeform
21-05-2006, 10:08
HiredSword - insignia on the armour;
I’ve been thinking about that, for fair bit too. going to need some sort of squad recognition cause I’ve got loads of troop and no way to tell the who goes where. but if there is going to be, will be small and discreet. Maybe some tiny markings in the corner of the should armour.

Dodgy Ed/HiredSword/Serpent - scorch marks drilling;
I agree, need to dot the end of the guns or drill them,. I just don't have the colour black, got a few flamers that are all burnt up, one of them is finished but yeah think that will give something to do today, burn up the specials weapons. Haven’t drilled that melta cause when I was decapitating him the end of the barrel came off, was a proper nightmare to get it back on. But you are right does need to be done.

scrubout - greenstuff rebreathers
Don’t know if going to get in trouble for this so I’ll remove it if anyone rages. But basically I made a cast and then used it as a guild, they’re not true copies.
• First I made a cast of the guy without a helmet you get with the forgeworld rebreathers. Some great tutorials on here for that.
• Then I put a thin layer of green stuff over the face of whoever’s getting the rebreather to bulk out their faces, get the basic shape of where the rebreather goes.
• Then just did a quick press of green stuff into the cast, pulled it out straight away, trim the excess and put it on the green stuff already on the face. Because of the shape of the face is different the cast becomes more of a guild. I have a well sharp tiny knife I use to position everything up, smooth things out, cut away etc. and it’s done.


Cheers for the comments everyone, good to hear and given me something to work on.

last_chancer
22-05-2006, 10:50
:D :D :D

Yum-ee!!!

freeform
24-05-2006, 11:39
hi, been working on loads of troops and i'm getting pritty good with the greenstuff sculpting, i'm doing all the rebreathers freehand now.
anyways, i wanted a quick change from infantry so had a play with a sentinel to make it look a bit more like a drop one, and here it is

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/dropsenttop.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/dropsentbackright.jpg

here's a shot of the landing thrusters, they're meant to look a bit burnt from just being fired on landing, but i'm not sure if they don't just look messy
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/landingthruster.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/landingthrusterrear.jpg

HiredSword.
24-05-2006, 16:03
nice one freeform, i'm really liking that sentinel.

Quin 242
24-05-2006, 17:02
What did you use for the landing burners? They look good.
I have just had my eyes opened to the benefits of dropped Sentinals :) I'm thinking i might be adding a couple to my mostly static IG

freeform
24-05-2006, 17:12
They’re all bits of a single lascannon, front thruster is off the barrel, so are the lower parts of the rear thrusters. Rest comes from the top casing bit at the operators end. That’s about it, tiny bit of green stuff to fill any gaps and stick it on. Really simply

last_chancer
24-05-2006, 18:59
Nice idea with the bolter...

When I built my Inq. Sentinel, I thought that the autocannon in the box looked a bit *short*... Because I wanted to make it look more "long-ranged", I used the autocannon from th Heavy weapon sprue instead...

Rock on...

freeform
24-05-2006, 19:01
used the bolter cause i'm using the drop troop IA3 list. not that i play or anything, just making it fluffy

last_chancer
24-05-2006, 19:14
I dont *actually* remember there being bolters in the upgrade section for sentinels...:eyebrows:

*checks Codex: IG*

Nope :(, didn't think so...

But I dont see why not, as long as you tell the other player (after all, it is WYSIWYG)...

Besides, the elysians get one with a multi-melta (spoil-sports)...

EDIT: Whoops sorry, wrong codex... My bad...

Quin 242
25-05-2006, 04:19
They’re all bits of a single lascannon...
Rest comes from the top casing bit at the operators end.

Is that an IG heavy weapon lascannon cause I'm looking at a Sentinal Lascannon and I'm not seeing it?

last_chancer
25-05-2006, 08:13
Is that an IG heavy weapon lascannon cause I'm looking at a Sentinal Lascannon and I'm not seeing it?its the part just before the barrel goes cylindrical...

freeform
25-05-2006, 09:17
yeah last_chancer, nailed it, its IG heavy weapon lascannon. here's a bit pants diagram of it.
blue and green ones are cut in half to get the two thursters.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/dropsentbits.jpg

Still learning
25-05-2006, 10:01
very nice freeform

Quin 242
25-05-2006, 14:27
yeah last_chancer, nailed it, its IG heavy weapon lascannon. here's a bit pants diagram of it.
blue and green ones are cut in half to get the two thursters.


Very nifty. thanks for the diagram. I was looking at the metal sentinal Lascannon and it just wasn't looking right :)
Way to use existing pieces. I like and may be copying your idea if not your bits. (I don't have any spare Heavy weapons teams). Thanks for the inspiration though :)

last_chancer
25-05-2006, 19:50
No problem-o, chaps...

I've got a tub-full of those HW lascannons sitting on my worktop, waiting for me to find a use for them...

I've been analysing/scrutinising them (for possible uses) so hard, that it's a wonder they havn't melted! (yet...)

(now you know...)

HiredSword.
25-05-2006, 21:58
so are there any plans for valkyries?

freeform
25-05-2006, 22:21
Would be nice, very nice. I’m kind of thinking of a vulture at the minute maybe…probably… well defiantly, the money would only be spent down the pub anyway

but first its the core lot, then a extra heavy weapons team, storm troopers. but i have a feeling that the vulture going to happen sooner rather than later.

freeform
11-06-2006, 13:28
Okay, got my camera back so thought I’d give an update on what I’ve been doing.
First up, heavy weapons team. Greenstuff and bleeding thumb and that was them.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/droptroopers004.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/missteam1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/missteam2.jpg

Looks like a mould line on the gun, but that static grass gets into everything. Really like the second man on this team, used the arm from forgeworld where its holding the gun in one hand.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/missteam3.jpg

going to put some more angles up in my tag.

freeform
11-06-2006, 13:29
Done a fair few more regulars, so up to two full squads, Hq and platoon hq, which is a lot of work, only another 25 normal guys to go.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/droptroopall.jpg

Quick very WIP of heads, wiping these out now it a flash now.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/heads.jpg

as ever any C&C more than welcome

Gloryseeker
11-06-2006, 14:50
scrubout - greenstuff rebreathers
Don’t know if going to get in trouble for this so I’ll remove it if anyone rages. But basically I made a cast and then used it as a guild, they’re not true copies.
• First I made a cast of the guy without a helmet you get with the forgeworld rebreathers. Some great tutorials on here for that.
• Then I put a thin layer of green stuff over the face of whoever’s getting the rebreather to bulk out their faces, get the basic shape of where the rebreather goes.
• Then just did a quick press of green stuff into the cast, pulled it out straight away, trim the excess and put it on the green stuff already on the face. Because of the shape of the face is different the cast becomes more of a guild. I have a well sharp tiny knife I use to position everything up, smooth things out, cut away etc. and it’s done.

Thanks for this ive been looking for an easy way to make rebreathers for a while. I dont have much greenstuff skill (normally limited to filling in gaps and making hair/fur). Also cant afford too much forgeworld stuff because i'm just a poor student.

Do you think that it is possible to create a hole rebreather including visor with this technique? I was thinking of the new Vostroyan troopers which there cool masks (but horrible hats), so i could use their masks on my cadians.

Also your army looks great, although the paint scheme is not one i would of chosen i still like it. But i think the bases are great with the plants on them :D

freeform
11-06-2006, 15:08
I’d say it’s possible and worth a go, the more you use green stuff the better you get at it. When i wrote that bit you quoted I was new to using it, now I’m doing it all freehand, just play around with it, you can always rip it off and start again. the way I’m doing them now its small piece horizontally across the face and worked into the correct shape. small piece vertically across the centre. smooth the transitions of the two bits, get it looking correct, use the point of a blade to get the holes in the centre and then two tiny bits balls of G/S pressed onto the side, tidy it up and done.

I think its “Still learning” who's got a thread http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36663&page=4
got some fantastic Vostroyans made for the most part of greenstuff.

Simto
11-06-2006, 15:46
Your bases are über nice!!very lush but still simple

Vyperzoom
11-06-2006, 16:05
Thought you might like to see these.

Who needs forgeworld when you've got greenstuff! ;)

http://shutter01.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/003/67/D7/6E/6B/+9XjLaTY-pFnxlxzh2JZwrSXmYw3Z+dJ02D3.jpg

http://shutter05.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/002/6B/F5/3E/64/Xv6+MD8g6y5tM9N5RqmaBOIrYwVdFYZp02C0.jpg

Just blu-tacked them to torsos...they already ooze attitude!!! lol

http://shutter01.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/003/6F/9F/3D/00/8hmCfmwbu-K1Qjdzw2Fbok4zAdPA1nSN01A7.jpg

Will keep you posted. oh BTW plasti-rod cut into thin sections is much more even that little balls of gs, (on the rebreathers).

Vyper

freeform
11-06-2006, 16:13
yeah, i've seen your stuff over on WIP, its good very good! was actually thinking of doing some of the same kind of thing on vets after i saw your stuff there. i agree with the plasic rod instead of balls, more uniform just i don't have any

HiredSword.
11-06-2006, 18:28
WOW, now those mask; i like :D

glenning
11-06-2006, 18:40
I really like how you have painted your minis! They really fit in with your gaming board!

Still learning
12-06-2006, 02:46
Do you think that it is possible to create a hole rebreather including visor with this technique? I was thinking of the new Vostroyan troopers which there cool masks (but horrible hats), so i could use their masks on my cadians.

check my thread in my sig, i'm sort of scratch building a vostoryan and i made a re-breather with a GS press mould. have a look if you want.

Aquilla
12-06-2006, 12:04
A nicer model (IMHO) than a vostroyan that has a similar mask, is BT captain Draco.

Cadian rebreathers are the easiest to make (apart from osmotic gills), get a head, put some gs on it, make 2 square holes in the front and stick two plastic bits on.

last_chancer
19-06-2006, 15:23
Wow, Vyperzoom... those are truly excellent sculpts, i especially like the one on the far right! Simplicity itself...
http://shutter01.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/003/67/D7/6E/6B/+9XjLaTY-pFnxlxzh2JZwrSXmYw3Z+dJ02D3.jpg

Freeform, those heavy weapon troopers are amazing! They blend in really well with your board...

no-use4a-name
19-06-2006, 15:41
The converted heads are awesome. I saw those over at WiP. I had to save the images to my pc. BTW, great idea using the lascannon on the Sent. That's definately an idea that'll get "liberated" by me.

Scorpio
19-06-2006, 16:51
So many drop troops these days...I love 'em keep it up!

-Scorpio

freeform
19-06-2006, 21:41
Speaking of my sent, I’ve been playing around with weathering and bit of green stuff for numbering and army badge.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/dropsentfinalfrontleft2.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/dropsentfinalfrontright2-1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/dropsentfinalrear.jpg

HiredSword.
19-06-2006, 22:20
green stuffing and weathering look great, although maybe try and make the icons a bit flatter.

Still learning
20-06-2006, 06:06
I think its “Still learning” who's got a thread http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36663&page=4
got some fantastic Vostroyans made for the most part of greenstuff.

i see freeform knows his stuff:p

good job on the weathering there, looks good. maybe try some sratches

a good tutoial is here http://kaple.dk/?page=tutorials&id=81

its hard and it takes time but once you get the hang of it, it makes the model look better, you might want to try it on a different model first (don't want to ruin that beautiful sentinal of yours)

glenning
21-06-2006, 15:57
I really like your Sentinel! :D

Still learning
04-07-2006, 10:00
any progress Freeform mate?

freeform
06-07-2006, 11:09
Wee bit of progress. First up second sent with a multi melta. Needs a bit of work, busted the leg joints when I was trying to reposition the thing all went a bit wrong. I’ve put pins thru the legs but due to the weight it keeps drooping. Something to work on there.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/sent2left.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/sent2right.jpg

Another squad done, getting there. just need to sort nade launcher out for the sgt. and ammo pouches and things for the rest of 'em

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/squad3.jpg

think i'm going to run out of left arms from the Cadian spures soon so made need to put a shout out for help.

Orcdom
06-07-2006, 18:09
looking good, but which left arms are you running out of? you using something different for the demo charges right?

Steve

freeform
06-07-2006, 18:16
just the bog standard gun holding arm with and without a hand. for some reason think i've only got about 4 left. that one above is from forgeworld

Orcdom
06-07-2006, 18:48
like i said, if you have some from FW you ought to still have extras. might recheck your sprues because there is enough in a box. inless you got extra torso and leg sets from FW with not enough arm sets.

Steve

last_chancer
11-07-2006, 17:35
If its for cadians, try using the special weapon (flamer/grenade launcher) left arm...

It's straight, so can positioned as if being thrown or carried, and it has the handle moulded on already...

static grass
11-07-2006, 20:17
These are excellent. Those heads are truly fantastic. You don't seem to have done much (ANY?) shading. Could you post a pic of one of the lasgun bearers to show what has been done?

freeform
12-07-2006, 00:31
troops do look a bit flat in the photo's, they sure an't in real life, see if can get some more pics up. and barrels, thats just a hole put in. nothing fancy.

ben8s8
12-07-2006, 09:44
Great work here, what is the white plastic type material you use for some of the head conversions?

freeform
12-07-2006, 12:42
they're not mine mate, last chancer's stuff, think he has bit more about them over on work in progress. would make outstanding Vets i think.

last_chancer
12-07-2006, 14:08
Woah! As much as I would love to take the credit... ...they aren't mine either! (I only wish I was that good!)

I actually followed a link from earlier in the thread, I'll see if I can find it...



EDIT: Found it... They belong to Vyperzoom (Ref: Page 1, Post 37)

freeform
12-07-2006, 14:21
found the guys thread

http://s11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=3727

last_chancer
12-07-2006, 14:23
Nice one! That's me busy for another hour, at least!

Any updates?

EDIT: I forgot, he's only just started... Whoops, looks like i'll be bored again! :D

freeform
13-07-2006, 10:28
Yeah, wee update, finished off that melta sent. After loads of drilling and touch of soldering to fix the legs supports I broke, it now stands up properly. I got more than annoyed with the windscreen wipers so they came off, more room for funky lenses.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/sent2frontleft.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/sent2frontright.jpg

Still learning
13-07-2006, 11:01
wow, freeform looking good. How many sentinals do you have?

freeform
13-07-2006, 15:19
just the two at the minute. thinking about getting another.

last_chancer
14-07-2006, 19:26
Mmm, very funky... Very funky indeed...

freeform
01-08-2006, 19:25
hay'up,

well everyone seams to be working on one at the minute, not to be left out, so am i. here's my gunship, still very WIP. Just put the wings and tail on, greenstuffing the gaps. while i'm waiting for that to dry thought take a few nothing fancy pics.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/droptoopers004.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Drop%20Troop/droptoopers002.jpg

was thinking of keeping it simple, same colour as cockpit all over with white overlord style lines across the wings.

Mortare
01-08-2006, 20:01
Really like the colour that you have achieved there, nice and smooth. How did you do it?

freeform
01-08-2006, 20:28
lots of very thin layers of paint and a brush and way too much free time. its different mixs of bleached bone and graveyard earth. but even those painted bits are far from finished

Mortare
01-08-2006, 20:38
Nice to see a big mini that hasnt been airbrushed- shows you CAN do it with a brush/paint/time, thanks

Still learning
02-08-2006, 07:44
wow, very nice there Freeform i love it,

White strips is a good idea but i would consider going full deasrt camo. like this
http://www.garysupholstery.com/images/desert_camo.jpg

freeform
03-08-2006, 20:47
well i got a nice... brown going on. Starting to think now about the camo. I’ve come up with a few ideas, just like to think what ppl think about them. Or just leave it as it is.

option1: basic green same colour as my grunts armour, similar to what i've seen on lot of choppers on the net.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/gunship%20camo/block.jpg

option2: overlord style lines i was on about.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/gunship%20camo/lines.jpg

option3: basic dessert camo
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/gunship%20camo/block3.jpg

option4: camo style based on still learning’s link
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/gunship%20camo/des.jpg

freeform
03-08-2006, 20:48
option5: something a bit crazy that I saw on some Middle Eastern fighter, which I’m not sure if it will just look messy when painted.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/gunship%20camo/specks.jpg

well what do ppl think

Keravin
03-08-2006, 20:50
Option 3 or 4 look best to me.

cpl_hicks
03-08-2006, 22:24
option three or four

last_chancer
03-08-2006, 22:34
I'd say option four looks solid...
But if you think that you can do it, go for five!

Personally, I'd go for the desert camo with overlord stripes... FULL ON!

Calgar
03-08-2006, 22:38
I'd say option four looks solid...
But if you think that you can do it, go for five!

Personally, I'd go for the desert camo with overlord stripes... FULL ON!

I second that....totaly:)

last_chancer
03-08-2006, 22:49
Man, that was a quick reply... :p

I forgot to ask... Which squad will be riding in this ultra-fine, super-hot, ass-kicking meteorite?

Dun-der-der-dah-der.
Dun-der-der-dah-der.
Dun-dah-dah-daaa-der.
Dun-der-der-dah!

(My crappy, online rendition of the Valkyrie Theme)

freeform
03-08-2006, 23:46
lol.... think you've been watching Apocalypse now too much.
It’s a vulture gunship so no one. Just hasn’t got the end of the engine on yet so still looks like a Valkyrie. but thinking about it that would be wicked rules wise (in a way) distinctive paint … put speakers on a valkyrie

Dun-der-der-dah-der.
Dun-der-der-dah-der.
Dun-dah-dah-daaa-der.
Dun-der-der-dah!

run charlie run

ml2sjw
04-08-2006, 01:05
option 2 or option 3 would be best, however i would put the overlord stripes futher down the wings they look a little high.

Orcdom
04-08-2006, 03:54
3 would be good not too buisy

but lighten the bottom side to a grey if you think it would look ok

that way its blended for when its landed and for when its fighting

Steve

Still learning
04-08-2006, 06:39
1 or 4 freeform looking good.

last_chancer
04-08-2006, 10:21
lol.... think you've been watching Apocalypse now too much.

It’s a vulture gunship so no one. Just hasn’t got the end of the engine on yet so still looks like a Valkyrie. but thinking about it that would be wicked rules wise (in a way) distinctive paint … put speakers on a valkyrie. Yeah, I often think so too...

By the way, what will you be arming it with?

I agree with orcdom about lightening(sp?) up the under side, maybe to fortress grey, space wolves grey or shadow grey... Hmmm...

freeform
04-08-2006, 10:34
Just putting the standard weapons it comes with, lascannon and missiles.

Thing with lightening the underside is that I’ve already got the engine block as shade of grey. Though its bit dark and loads of wires are blue so I’m a little unsure about doing that

freeform
12-08-2006, 16:52
been working on the gunship a bit more. still not put all of it together yet, but got it mounted and all the shades of brown are on. start with the camo pattern soon, anyway, enough talk, here a few nothing fancy WIP photo's i just took.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/Vulturefront-1.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/vulturetop2.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/vulture008.jpg

highmarshaldave
13-08-2006, 10:30
Just putting the standard weapons it comes with, lascannon and missiles.

NOOOO!!!!!

Ahem. . . I'd really, REALY, recommend magnetising the weapons. That way you can always chop and change them around, depending on who you're fighting and what mood you're in etc. Trust me. . .

Dave out.

KayvaanShrike
13-08-2006, 11:14
Dave he said earlier in the thread he doesnt game (am I right?) and so what he arms it with doesn't matter if its stuck there, its just for show.
Vulture is looking the buisness Freeform, I like the colour, you decided what camo pattern to paint it yet? I agree with what was said eariler about putting the stripes (if you use them) furthur towards the wingtips.

freeform
13-08-2006, 14:15
yeah, think i;m going to keep the camo simple, near option 3 on last page. was thinking about the mag thing. its held to the stand as it is by two chuffin great ones now. i don't play, your right there, but read the current rule book the other day so you never know.

highmarshaldave
14-08-2006, 08:50
Meh, do it anyway. Magnets are fun! Addictive too. Just take a look at ChaosandEvil's Elysians for proof of that.

Dave out.

freeform
14-08-2006, 13:10
well chaosandevils stuff does rule, so who am i to argue. i'll see if i can get hold of some

o'and i got the camo pattern on, just need to neaten it up and i'll post some pics.

Captain_Wolverine
14-08-2006, 13:32
how did you do the brown colour?

freeform
14-08-2006, 13:51
its just few different mixes of graveyard earth and bleached bone.

freeform
15-08-2006, 19:42
hay'up
been working away on the gunship, got basic camo on. here are some pics:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/vulturefrontleft22.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/vulturefrontleftabove2.jpg

from the left, the tail is actually very dark blue in the real world but its come out a bit shinny. i'm thinking of putting some white or black markings in top of that, or adding some colour to the the three pannels on the top part of the tail.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/vultureleftsmall.jpg

CaputMortuum
16-08-2006, 08:15
Wow, that Vulture looks great!
I really like the camo. Good job.

caput

freeform
19-08-2006, 10:40
G'day
been playing round a bit more, changed the tail flap markings to a nice matt dark brown seams to work a lot better. put few markings on, numbers on wings, squadron markings and some lines on the tail booms just cause looked a bit lacking back there. add port and starboard lights too.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/fronrtopmarkins.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/frontleftmarkins.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/_freeform_/Vulture%20WIP/fronrightmarkins.jpg

Still learning
19-08-2006, 11:53
it looks really good freeform, one more thing i'd add was a lighter brown camo

Aquilla
19-08-2006, 16:16
Great Vulture!
The decals really finish it off.

last_chancer
20-08-2006, 15:20
Wow, exellent...

I'm only a little (think: :eek:) suprised that you didnt put any kill markings on...

There are some really good ones on the Leman Russ Transfer Sheet...

freeform
20-08-2006, 15:45
Sup,
Thanks for comments; only thing with using another lighter brown is that the base colour itself is very light in some places. I don’t think it would be that noticeable. There is the thing where the whole force, troops and that, has a lot of green on them, apart from crew helmets, this has none. I wonder if that’s a good thing or not. Does make it stand out or look out of place, I’m not sure

Was thinking about some of those kill markings, got a sheet of those decals with a sentinel. I just wondered if it was bit too cheesy, then it is a plane/helicopter type ... thing so probable not. I tried writing the pilots names just under the cockpit, a little beyond my skills to get that looking right but might give it another go.

Still needs weapons and weathering, so loads to be getting on with.