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Rictus
30-01-2007, 00:20
Ok, it's a crap title but it ties in with my Terrain thread title.

I have a bit of a fetish for building stuff and converting, to the point where I have far too many things going on and I can't keep track. So I thought I would start a Project Log in the hope it will spur me on to finish things as well as a way to get feedback and suggestions (and monetary donations if you want...?).

I think I will start by just giving an overview of what I have and at what stage things are in.

A run down of my Armies are...
Cadian based Imperial Guard
DKoK base Imperial Guard
Dark Angels
Lost and the Damned
Iron Warriors
Unitl recently there was also High Elves, Bretonnians, Berserkers and Eldar but i've sold them off to give me more room and fund expansion to the other armies.

Army Shots:
Iron Warriors:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/IronWarriors.jpg
Rundown of army composition:
Bassie, Medusa (Daemonic Engine), Vindicator, Stormsword, Rhino, Dreadnought, Havocs, Chosen, Termies with Warsmith, Four Marine squads and two squads of Obliterators.

Lost and the Damned:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/LatD.jpg
My Horde army consisting of...Russ, Exterminator, Demolisher, Griffon, x2 Chimeras, Hellhound, Rough Riders, 2 Big Mutant units, Fallen Inquisitor & Retinue, Dogs, 5 Traitor squads, 2 full 30 man Mutie squads plus six sentinels currently being stripped of paint and a box of FW traitor bits yet to be used.

Due to the amount of time it takes to get them out to take just one picture the Imperial faction will have to be tomorrow.

Bit of a boring start but hopefully this thread will rumble on like a big rumbley thing.

Great_Destroyer
30-01-2007, 00:45
Looks like you got alot to paint.... damn...
Hope to see progress soon.

dugaal
30-01-2007, 01:13
WOW, that is alot of good stuff, if the LatD tank conversions youve posted elsewhere are any indication of the rest of it. Are you planning on starting to paint it though?
If so, I commend the undertaking you set out to achive, and cant wait to see some of those muties, and those terminators.

now quit packing and unpacking armies and get the paint out on em! Chaos first, preferably...

MaxORK
30-01-2007, 01:27
Nice collection of unpainted minis man!

Go on lets see a close up off yer Big Mutants before the paint job?!

Rictus
30-01-2007, 23:49
Looks like you got alot to paint.... damn...
Hope to see progress soon.


WOW, that is alot of good stuff, if the LatD tank conversions youve posted elsewhere are any indication of the rest of it. Are you planning on starting to paint it though?
If so, I commend the undertaking you set out to achive, and cant wait to see some of those muties, and those terminators.

now quit packing and unpacking armies and get the paint out on em! Chaos first, preferably...
Paint? What's that then...?

It'll get done...just not yet. Priority at mo is to actually build everything. Though I admit having this many unpainted models is a bit (ok alot) embaressing.


Nice collection of unpainted minis man!

Go on lets see a close up off yer Big Mutants before the paint job?!
The Big Muties are up for a revamp. After seeing Old Guards Big Muties I have been inspired to redo all of mine. But as you asked nicely here is a couple of pics. The units are split into one unit of former IG Ogryn and a second made up of big mutants.
Fallen Ogryn:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Lost%20and%20the%20Damned/lostogryn.jpg
A Big Mutie:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Lost%20and%20the%20Damned/bigmutie.jpg

Right next up are the last three army shots:
Dark Angels:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/darkangels.jpg
Army composition: Land Raider, LR Crusader, LR Prometheus, Vindi, Pderator, Razorback, Rhino, Ven Dread, Mortis Dread, 2 Scout units, Devastators, 3 Tactical Squads, Assault squad led by Chappie, Command Squad, Ezekiel, Azrael, Termie squad, Termie Assault squad led by Master, 2 Techmarines with servitors.

Imperial Guard:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/guard.jpg
Composition: Salamander, Destroyer, Trojan, Demolisher, 2 Vindicators, Exterminator, Executioner, Bassie, x4 Chimeras, 2 Leman Russes, Lascannon Squad, 2 Mortar Squads, 4 Infantry Squads, 2 Veteran Squads, 2 Command squads, 1 Regimental Cmnd Squad, Enginseers with Servitors.

I like tanks.

Rictus
31-01-2007, 00:14
Last One:
Death Korps:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/krieg.jpg
As you can see there is a bit to do with this one....
In the boxes is...A Gorgon, 4 Infantry Squads, Heavy Stubber, lascannon and mortar teams, Heavy Mortar unit plus in front is four Armageddon pattern Sentinels and a Hellhound. Thudd guns hould be delivered soon as well.

That is all of the armies covered. I will not be getting any others. I repeat I WILL NOT BE GETTING ANY OTHERS. Unless the Orks look good when they are redone....or FW do a full Admech force.

Putting DKoK aside for now as I will not be touching them untill the book comes out and I have decided what direction I want them to take, the other three armies are what I be be concetrating on, with this rough list of what needs attention:
IW:
1. Dozer blade/mine plow on the Stownsword to be finished off and attached.
2. Vindi, Rhino and Bassie to be re-detailed in line with the Medusa
(pics later of these two projects)
3. Termies need a bit more attention.

LatD:
1. Big Mutants need an overhaul.
2. Vehicles need details finished off.
3. All traitors need to be redone incorporating the FW traitor bits currently sitting in a box.
4. Mutants and vehicles are on the back burner though as I await to see what else FW come out with. Plus when IA5 comes out a lot more will be added/dropped/reorganised etc.
EDIT: 5. Six sentinels from ebay currently being stripped of paint need to be armoured up and 'chaosified'.

Dark Angels:
1. On order is Battleforce, 2 RW Battleforces, Dev squad & veteran squad - these need to be assembled etc.
2. The entire army has to be reworked in line with the new codex.
3. Dreadnoughts are in serious need of attention.
4. Techmarines need a ride - A pimped out Razorback.
EDIT: 5. Terminators without helmets - don't like 'em so I need to dremel out my Lysander based figure & the new Libby when I get him and give them helmets.

Imperial Guard:
1. Recently got rid of a Vulture, Storm Troopers, Sentinels (to DKoK), Snipers & a Hydra so the entire army needs to be reorganised.
2. Sitting in a box are Cadian Vet sprues, Command Squad, Atlas & special weapon troopers from FW to be built & incorporated into the armour.
3. Vanquishers need to be rebuilt - bit of an early conversion and they're a bit naff.
4. Enginseers Chimera (seperate thread see sig)
5. Transport vehicles to be converted from 1/35th scale model kits.
6. Gun Turrets based on FW design.

Plus....the things I can't remember and the things I will think of later.

What I am currently working on:
Stormsword:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P1280028.jpg
Mine Plow from a 1/35 scale Abrams kit. Doing the connection from the Stormsword to the plow is proving the tricky bit.
Vindicator:
Did look like this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindi4.jpg
I have now started taking it apart to rebuild it better. I also want to bring it into line with my Medusa Daemon Engine (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaFrontAngle.jpg) but at the moment it just looks like this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/P1300010.jpg

I know that is a bit of a big blast of text but bear with me, things should pick up a bit now as following posts should contain more substance.

It's midnight so I should stop writing now. Any comments let me have them.

old guard
31-01-2007, 00:26
Dear santa, I dont like to complain but... I distinctly remember asking for some paint, brushes and a time machine to enable me to paint this lot before I start to draw my pension.

love and hugs


Rictus


that is seriously out of hand Chap But I do feel so much better about my own backlog when i look at that. Good luck!!

schoolcormorant
31-01-2007, 00:47
this is how Deadley's log started, i'm probably digging a grave but yuo may have more than he did back when...
good luck Rictus :)

SC
You're gona bloody need it...

Rictus
31-01-2007, 00:48
Dear santa, I dont like to complain but... I distinctly remember asking for some paint, brushes and a time machine to enable me to paint this lot before I start to draw my pension.

love and hugs


Rictus


that is seriously out of hand Chap But I do feel so much better about my own backlog when i look at that. Good luck!!

I know, I know...it's embaressing and when I think about painting tham more than a bit daunting. The worst thing is this is after I have cut back on armies. In the last year I have got rid of a 2.6k World Eaters army, 4.5-5k Eldar army, 2k Bretonnians, 3k High Elves and about 1k of Gaurd/Marines. The pile just doesn't seem to of gone down...

I think I have a problem. Is there a Modellers Anomynous support group I could join? 'Hello, my name is Rictus and I have a problem. I have been a modelholic for 17 years now.....'

SC: Sadly I may have as much as Deadly when he started but I have far less talent or speed - the man is a painting god.

dugaal
31-01-2007, 05:18
nice big mutie, those helmets do come quite handy :)

and dont fret painting... you seem to have an impressive array of tanks over the whole lot...
Perhaps to start off, get yourself an airbrush and work on tanks. at the very least you can get yourself one hell of an armoured company fully painted, and detailing tanks would be a great way to develop your painting skill before working on troops.

And if your worried about having too much, Id gladly take some of of it off your hands for you, free of charge :D

scrubout
31-01-2007, 05:29
Hello, my name is Rictus and I have a problem. I have been a modelholic for 17 years now.....I have a bit of a fetish for building stuff and converting.

*group chorus* Hi Rictus.

Looks like you are a fella after my own heart! Modelling Fetishes Annonymous! Emperor knows how much plastic, resin, and pewter I'd have overflowing from my hobby desk if I wasn't a poor college student...I feel your pain brother.

Good luck, and I'll be watching to give you support, one MFA'er to another.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Light of the Emperor
31-01-2007, 05:37
I don't think you should be allowed to buy anymore stuff...on the contrary, you shoud give some of it away! You know, to lessen the burden of painting all that stuff! I mean, I can give that huge group of tanks a very good home...with display cases, and a good dusting every week...my AC will be good friends with them too!:D

That is seriously a lot of stuff. Very guard heavy which is a good thing! I look forward to seeing things get completed.

Rictus
31-01-2007, 14:20
Perhaps to start off, get yourself an airbrush and work on tanks. at the very least you can get yourself one hell of an armoured company fully painted, and detailing tanks would be a great way to develop your painting skill before working on troops.

And if your worried about having too much, Id gladly take some of of it off your hands for you, free of charge
Good idea starting with the tanks. I have thought about an airbrush but knowing bugger all about them I have always shied away at the last minute from buying one. Any advice on what to get etc would be appreciated.


*group chorus* Hi Rictus.

Looks like you are a fella after my own heart! Modelling Fetishes Annonymous! Emperor knows how much plastic, resin, and pewter I'd have overflowing from my hobby desk if I wasn't a poor college student...I feel your pain brother.

Good luck, and I'll be watching to give you support, one MFA'er to another.

-peace out
scrubout
Thanks *sniff*, it's good to know I aint alone...


I don't think you should be allowed to buy anymore stuff...on the contrary, you shoud give some of it away! You know, to lessen the burden of painting all that stuff! I mean, I can give that huge group of tanks a very good home...with display cases, and a good dusting every week...my AC will be good friends with them too!

That is seriously a lot of stuff. Very guard heavy which is a good thing! I look forward to seeing things get completed.
I love the Guard (and Chaos). The ranks increased today...my Thudd Gun Battery turned up. Looooove Thudd Guns. I do miss the old template though.
Completed? I have never finished an army in seventeen odd years, they just keep growing, out of control.

And yes, I do have a thing for tanks. Love tanks, far more than a normal person should.

Just to add the list of jobs will be edited and updated as I think of things.

And a picture or two:
Dark Angel Dreadnought - on my desk for a revamp, Ven dread & Mortis:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Dark%20Angels/dreads.jpg
And a few small conversions - Brother Bethor, Familiar and a Master in Termie armour which needs his head doing (will be added to list) will also probably get a revamp when i get hold of the veteran bits:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Dark%20Angels/darkangelbits.jpg

Lost and the Damned Fallen Inquisitor & Retinue.
My LatD army is completely without Chaos Marines (or Daemons) so i needed someone to lead them and came up with Lord Lucien....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Lost%20and%20the%20Damned/latdretinue.jpg

As always, comments, suggestions, general feedback or emotional support encouraged.

Voronwe[MQ]
31-01-2007, 17:39
Good conversions! I especially like the big mutant; it'll be a classic one, I'm sure.

Voronwe

Zodiac
31-01-2007, 18:40
i'm probably digging a grave

A very, very, very deep one. ;)

Anardakil
31-01-2007, 18:56
Wow. Impressively big armies! Now get to painting ;D

dugaal
02-02-2007, 00:50
I did a quick search on the forums for airbrushing and found the following listing of reference sites for you:


Here are a few sites you may want to look at. Most have good info on them though much is repeated. Good luck!

http://www.airbrush.com/
http://www.howtoairbrush.com/
http://www.airbrushaction.com/
http://www.finescale.com/fsm/default.aspx?c=ah&id=4
http://www.iwata-medea.com/resources/arts_crafts.jsp

but dont thank me, thank MasterModakai

Rictus
06-02-2007, 14:59
I did a quick search on the forums for airbrushing and found the following listing of reference sites for you:



but dont thank me, thank MasterModakai

Wow thanks, though I am slightly embaressed that I was too lazy to have a search myself...another thread on airbrushes has appeared on M, p&T General now so I am going to have to keep an eye on that.

Nothing has been done in the last few days. I drove 290 miles to Edinburgh thursday to help a friend move house (though I also got to try out AI, which was fun, and play a game of 40k, which I lost), I then drove 250 miles to Cheshire saturday for a family birthday. Unfortunately I had a bit of an accident going down a flight of stone stairs, undaunted I drove 40 miles home, woke up in agony and after three hours in Casualty I found out I haven't broken anything just done muscle and tissue damage. It was all abit embaressing hurting myself in the middle of a hotel, but it was kinda cool that it was a castle I got hurt in. Even though I have now been off work for two days I haven't ben able to work on anything as I have to keep my leg up high and it just isn't practical to try and model anything (I tried but gave up after an hour or so in frustration).

I am hoping to get some work done on the Vindicator this week as well as make some progress on my LatD big muties. After seeing Old Guards Big Mutants I can't look mine in the face without feeling highly disapointed.

Not the best bit of wriing I have ever put down on paper (metaphorically) but with the pan killers I have been taking I am not that sharp at the moment.

Liselle
06-02-2007, 15:38
Ow, man. I know how it feels. How long do you have to sit like that? Maybe you can paint. I did when I broke my ankle. It was awkward, but it worked. Only don't try to sit at the table (the way you sit when you eat) and put your leg on the chair in front of you, because your leg won't like that at all. I really like your work btw, hope to see more, but don't rush yourself.

Rictus
07-02-2007, 23:57
Ow, man. I know how it feels. How long do you have to sit like that? Maybe you can paint. I did when I broke my ankle. It was awkward, but it worked. Only don't try to sit at the table (the way you sit when you eat) and put your leg on the chair in front of you, because your leg won't like that at all. I really like your work btw, hope to see more, but don't rush yourself.

Thanks very much. The ankle is proving a bitch. No matter how I sit I just can't seem to do much for very long before it gets too uncomfortable and I have to pack it in. Your right about sitting at a desk, I was trying to do it at work today, didn't go well.

I have tried to do some work yesterday and this evening...but the results don't come to much.

On the Vindicator I have removed the rear top panel and reattached it. It was offset about 1.5mm before which was very noticeable. I have also edged it with some styrene square rod. Started adding spikes skulls and spikes along the one side. I am going to be running out of both skulls and spikes soon so if you are feeling generous let me have them!
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/P2070041.jpg
Spikes need to be added in the red area and the corresponding rear panel. Where the yellow area is will be armour plate with stowage sunk into it (not a great description but I should be able to show something tomorrow).

As for the Big Mutant re think all I managed to do was this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Lost%20and%20the%20Damned/bigmutant.jpg
Started adding 'gas mask' bits to the helmet and added the first tank on his back. Also started making the first mock up of the armour plates. Still need to add a second tank and add the tubes between them and the helmet/mask. Need to add rivets to the helmet/mask as though it is riveted to the guys head. Also thinking of adding hair coming out of the back which as I have only ever used GS to fill gaps in that may prove trickier than it sounds.

As always feedback (and skulls) not only welcome but highly enouraged.

sir.spamalot
08-02-2007, 00:17
Well, it looks like you have a bunch 'o work ahead of you. But is there really going to be a DKoK army book, from FW or GW?

scrubout
08-02-2007, 00:33
Sweet gasmask idea Rictus. I love converting...*continues drinking Rockstar to stay in paint-mode*

sir.spamalot I suggest you check out the 40k rumours section, welcome to Warseer, and yes, there will be one FW book about DKoK and traitors, followed by one regarding the Adeptus Mechanicus and Chaos Marines.

Don't be too daunted Rictus, a step at a time buddy!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Liselle
08-02-2007, 13:58
It looks really good to me. Especially the mutant. About the ankle, it's a bit like having the 'slow and purposefull' rule. But it will get better. After some time you can sit at a desk again. That's a real improvement. And the 'just don't want too much too soon' sounds sensible, but get's harder after a while ;). Good luck and can't wait 'till your next update.

dave is the best
08-02-2007, 15:35
You got alot of work ahead. Hope you finish it.

Dave

Rictus
09-02-2007, 00:08
sir.spamalot: God I hope so after the amount I have spent on them....As scrubout says the next FW book (Imperial Armour Vol 5) will have DKoK and Traitor forces in it.

Liselle: I like that, I have the 'Slow and Purposeful' Rule, I have the negative part of being a Obliterator without the positives....maybe next year I'll get the body weapons...

I did a small amount of work tonight. Here is the first (far from complete) side plate for the Vindicator:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindistowage1.jpg
The right image has been darkened so you can see the edge of the styrene. Still to do are rivets and other details. Currently it is held in position with blu-tac only.

Thanks for the feedback and encouragement...it's all makes a difference.

Hawkmoon
09-02-2007, 01:04
Hey Rictus, great conversions!

I was wondering if you could give us a close up on your LaTD Rough Riders. I've been trying to collect ideas on what to do with my RRs and of what I can see of yours I think you might be on to something.

And for what it's worth I feel your pain man. I've got 2 40K and 3 fantasy armies all of which are over 5k in points that have maybe less than 10% painted each. Lots of primed stuff, lots of base coated, very few completed. :cries:
So I there with you man. You have my support!
Lets get painting!

Rictus
09-02-2007, 16:31
I was wondering if you could give us a close up on your LaTD Rough Riders. I've been trying to collect ideas on what to do with my RRs and of what I can see of yours I think you might be on to something.

Certainly:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Lost%20and%20the%20Damned/P2090038.jpg
To be honest if I did them again I think they would be better. Need some work on the lance arms for instance. And the claw looks a bit dodgy. They cost me a small fortune to put together as at the time GW were not selling the Tallarn rough riders so I decided to base them on the Fantasy Dogs of War unit ('something' desert raiders? I want to say Meerkat but I know that's wrong) which I got from ebay and by bits ordering some of the items and riders plus horse as the box set I had off ebay didn't include the horses (which I didn't spot on the item listing and so put in a higher bid than I should of).

Alternatives would include the now available again Tallarn RR or perhaps the new cavalry figures from PP for Warmachine. The Cryx ones look like they could fit into a LatD army. I would really like to use the old GorkaMorka Mutie mounts but they are very hard to get hold of.

scrubout
09-02-2007, 16:48
Nice work on the Vindy, I like those Calvary, they ain't bad looking I think.

If you think the claw is dodgy, perhaps make it a "Captain Hook"-esque claw instead? Metal of course..

I'm not sure about the name either, but aren't they Araby Desert Dogs?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
10-02-2007, 01:20
Nice work on the Vindy, I like those Calvary, they ain't bad looking I think.

If you think the claw is dodgy, perhaps make it a "Captain Hook"-esque claw instead? Metal of course..

I'm not sure about the name either, but aren't they Araby Desert Dogs?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Al Muktar's Desert Dogs (Meerkat / Muktar - pretty close).

I think it is the pose of the claw guy I am more uncertain of than the claw itself. Sort of a 'TA-DAAAAH' or 'KAZAM' pose as if he has just performed a magic trick.

Anyway, onto the vindi. Today I came home from work early 'cause my leg and ankle were killing me with the way the snow was coming down I really didn't want to get stuck on the way home and have to limp the rest of the way. When I got home I found the electrician was here and we had no electricity or heating for a couple of hours. Eventually I got to do some work.

At this point the hinged multi pose magnifying lamp thing decided to lower itself and hit me on the head.

I've had an odd week or so.

Sorry, back on topic. I have added a new combi weapon to the vindi as the previous one was too Imperial looking. Added more spikes and a couple of more skulls. Added some barbed wire to the rear door. The first side plate has been added including the rivets. Also did a bit of gap filling with GS.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindi090207.jpg
Got the other side to do.

Comments or other feedback?

scrubout
10-02-2007, 05:36
Wow, that's looking really nice. I like all the extra gubbinz.

I love the sig, I'm gonna do that to my sig now.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
10-02-2007, 23:40
Thankyou Mr. Scrubout.

As nothing untoward has happened to me today I have got some more pics to show you all.

Pic One: Inset shows the chain added to the rear door stowage. Also shows the ram added to the front c/w chain. Aerial added.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindib.jpg

Pic Two: shows the second side plate, inset shows the stowage a bit better - locker, roll and tools.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindia.jpg

I have also cleaned up a few bits and done a bit more GS work which you can't see in the pics. I may add some more stowage to the currently blank area on the top of the one track unit. I also realised when I was taking the pictures the ram at the front is abit wonky so I need to redo that.

And lastly the re-vamped Vindi next to the Daemonically Possessed Medusa Seige Gun just because I had it on my desk and I thought 'why not?'.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindimedusa.jpg

Feedback always welcome.....as it makes me feel wanted and not all alone...

scrubout
10-02-2007, 23:53
Lots of chains!

Where did you get so many chains?!

Feel wanted yet? :p

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
11-02-2007, 00:08
Lots of chains!

Where did you get so many chains?!

Feel wanted yet? :p

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
Chains are good....

The chain is made by a company called Artesania Latina who I am pretty sure are a US company. It comes in three sizes 1, 1.5 & 2mm. The chain on the rear door is the 1mm and the one around the ram is 1.5 (I think, if not it's 2mm). I buy it from Netmerchants (http://www.netmerchants.co.uk/index.php) but as you're in the US you might want to find a more local supplier... I have also used cheap jewellery chain bought from a jewellers (unsurprisingly) but that is a bit more expensive and not always available in the small size required.

Do I feel wanted? Well I'm not sure, I'm not feeling the warm fuzzy feeling inside yet but I am feeling a bit more than if I felt I was just being 'tolerated'.....

liamrob
11-02-2007, 03:32
Geez you know all of us are willing to take something off your back for a penny :p I'm going to watch this like i did with your terrain one. So many models to do so little time. Yes i'd say get an airbrush and get those tanks done!

CYA!

Hawkmoon
11-02-2007, 07:40
Thanks for the pics Rictus. Those RR don't look so bad but I see how the claw can look a little off. So many of GW cavalry models are so static that you are bound to have a few like that.

I've looked at the cryx cavalry from PP as well. Soulhunters or something. They are really cool looking and with a bit of converting could go well with a LaTD army. The only problem is price. 3 for close to 45 USD. For that price you could probably convert something from GW bits and still be able to use it at a GW store.

I was thinking of using some of the new horses from the WHFB Empire outriders. They are a bit more dynamic than the older ones. Throw on some metal heads from the chaos mounted marauder horses and you'll have a mean looking mount. Now only if I could think of something for the rider....hmmmm.

Rictus
11-02-2007, 20:20
Righteo fellow Warseer people (Warseerians?) a couple more pics:

Added a little more stowage onto the Vindi, just need to redo the wonky front ram (apologies for the picture - it is crap).
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Vindicator/vindixtrastowage.jpg

Started looking at my IW Bassie as well, bringing it into line with the Medusa and Vindi. I have added a bit of armour plating where the vehicle was first taken out of action allowing the IW to capture it. Added the spikes and skulls - not so many as the other vehicles as I thought it would be considered a bit more as a 'lesser' vehicles than the Damonically possessed weapon and the IW own, possibly ancient, vehicles. Also added stowage here and there including some razorwire to the rear (inset picture which is again crap). Also included in the picture is the crew - a slave loader and his Traitor Marine overseer.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Basilisk/IWBassieA.jpg
I am thinking of removing the yellow area on the gun shield but I'm not sure. I don't want to cut it up then don't decide I don't like the result.

liamrob: I think I may have to invest in an air brush, but with the amount I will be spending as DA are released and the FW Kreig and Traitor stuff to come I am not sure if I can afford getting the air brush yet. I may change my mind though. I often do.

Hawkmoon: You're quite welcome. Anything else you may want to see just let me know and i'll get a piccy.

scrubout
12-02-2007, 03:24
Looking mighty sweet there Rictus. I like the skull on the oil drum, took me a minute to figure out that was a skull. I am most intrigued by the card plating done to the bassie.

As a fully fledged MFA'er you should check out the goodies I picked up for my Kasrkin in my log...(Shameless plug)...I embrace my disease :chrome: .

And about the 'tolerance', I'm going out of my way to 'tolerate' you right now so you had best feel wanted! I'm doing math exam studying for tomorrow...*slaps self and continues studying...*

Edit: Cut! Hack! Maim! Um...get rid of that yellow part...I think it would be nice.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Melchiah
12-02-2007, 07:41
dear god rictus, thats a lot of models. I thinking you need a wife or gf to spend your money for you so you cant catch up on some painting.
And if you have one then I quess you need another one.

Liselle
12-02-2007, 17:11
No comments on your work, it's just awsome.
O, and you have the right to feel wanted ;)

Rictus
12-02-2007, 19:54
Looking mighty sweet there Rictus. I like the skull on the oil drum, took me a minute to figure out that was a skull. I am most intrigued by the card plating done to the bassie.

As a fully fledged MFA'er you should check out the goodies I picked up for my Kasrkin in my log...(Shameless plug)...I embrace my disease :chrome: .

And about the 'tolerance', I'm going out of my way to 'tolerate' you right now so you had best feel wanted! I'm doing math exam studying for tomorrow...*slaps self and continues studying...*

Edit: Cut! Hack! Maim! Um...get rid of that yellow part...I think it would be nice.

-peace out
scrubout
Feel free to plug away, I shall be having a gander later.
Anything about the plating in particular you are intrigued by? As for the yellow bits see below.

dear god rictus, thats a lot of models. I thinking you need a wife or gf to spend your money for you so you cant catch up on some painting.
And if you have one then I quess you need another one.
Unfortunately I have more money than sense, this is not to mean I have a lot of money just very, very, little sense.

No comments on your work, it's just awsome.
O, and you have the right to feel wanted
Thanks very much, I am truly feeling wanted now. Like a lame dog with a cute look.

As I was off work again today due to the pain in my ankle and leg I managed to get more done (i'm on a roll). Inbetween watching the extras on the Azumi dvds and trying to prise one of the cats off my lap I ended up with these results....
Front shot of bassie: Cut away the yellow bits of the gun sheild (see above for 'yellow' bits). Also added some chain to the front.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Basilisk/bassiefront.jpg

Rear shot of bassie: Added chain to the rails and added some skulls. The crew are now attached to the gun platform using 'magic pills' aka magnets.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Basilisk/bassierear.jpg

And just because I can here is an updated group shot: Bassie - Medusa - Vindi.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Basilisk/bassiemedvindi.jpg
Still need to redo the Vindi ram.

C&C, Suggestions, thoughts on life?

sheep
13-02-2007, 02:08
Thats alot of pie-plate pain.

They all look great, you should be very proud.

Cheers

Sheep

scrubout
13-02-2007, 03:41
Thats alot of pie-plate pain.

Mmm, siege tank goodness!

In particular I liked the card detail done to the front left of the bassie model. See, I told you the yellow parts would turn out good, and if you secretly don't like them you can plot against me.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Voronwe[MQ]
13-02-2007, 12:09
Great work on the siege weapons! It will work excellently together on the battlefield, I'm sure, or at least look good. :D

Voronwe

Liselle
13-02-2007, 19:24
Meeeh, I lked the yellow! No, seriously, it looks really good and I think it's gonna be awsome when it's painted.

Rictus
13-02-2007, 22:09
Thanks everyone for the comments. Remember though I can't get use all three of the ordnance weapons as once as I can take the Bassie or the Medusa and not both. Besides just lining up a load or artillery is a bit boring. I have to take a unit of havocs and me FW dread (even if it seems to spend far too much time running towards the enemy instead of shooting).

Anyhoo, not done any work on this lot today (see my enginseers chimera thread for some actual work) but I did want to show my new toy.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/chopper.jpg
I bought a Chopper 2 to help me with all the styrene sheets I cut up. Should help me get a bit more accuracy in dimensions and angles etc. Shame I had to order it from the States though, cost me an extra nine quid in customs charges....though I got a free tape measure! Handy as mine broke a week ago.

So with my Chopper in hand I shall march onwards....

TRICorp
13-02-2007, 23:00
Thats pretty cool, is that made especially for cutting styrene?

Rictus
13-02-2007, 23:05
Thats pretty cool, is that made especially for cutting styrene?

Yup, as it says on the box 'miniature wood and styrene length cutter'. Link (http://www.ares-server.com/Ares/Ares.asp?MerchantID=RET01229&Action=Catalog&Type=Product&ID=82439) to the place I ordered it from. Hopefully it will be worth the cost.

MrInsomniac
13-02-2007, 23:59
So with my Chopper in hand I shall march onwards....

Steady on ;) You have an immense amount of stuff! But everything looks brilliant and is all very well converted. I shall be following this closely.

Althanan
14-02-2007, 03:57
"The Chopper"

Best name for a tool like that EVAR! Hehe... I'm still cracking up after reading that on it's base.

Loving the conversions so far. With how impressive your terrain log is, I have to say I've got some pretty high expectations here ;)

scrubout
14-02-2007, 04:15
Or "Da Choppa" if Rictus is in a particularly Orky spirit right now.

Cool beans buddy.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
15-02-2007, 00:07
Or "Da Choppa" if Rictus is in a particularly Orky spirit right now.

Cool beans buddy.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Ah, that brings back memories. One of the first ever Citadel models I ever bought (though not the first game) was the original Ork Battlewagon (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/c2088orkbattlewagon.jpg) when it was first released. There will always be a green streak in me and if/when the new Ork Codex actually arrives I may well be tempted starting an(other) army. The conversion potential is just mouth watering.

The tool will henceforth be referred to as 'Da Choppa'.

Oh and MrInsomniac it's my Choppa and I'll handle as often as I like....;)

Tomorrow I have to go to another birthday meal. As it was at the last one I knackered up my ankle I am not really looking forward to it. I am hoping though to break out the IW Rhino and start the revamp on it.

Savnock
15-02-2007, 03:56
Perhaps a working partnership with a very fast painter might be in order?

Rictus
17-02-2007, 12:58
Not much really to show but I thought I might as well.

Started to work on the IW Rhino, added some skulls and chains..
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/iwrhino1.jpg

Unfortunately I hit a slight problem, while putting the first chain on the exhaust my drill bit that I use for putting the pins in place (for both the chains and skulls) broke, in three places:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/P2170046.jpg

Thankfully I have found a place which sells the fine drill bits but it means decorating the Rhino will have to be put on hold until they (i will be ordering spares) arrive. Nevermind I have plenty of other things to be getting on with.

Scrubout: I forgot to include this previously, in regards to the Bassis plates I did a similar thing on my Medusa/Daemon Engine. Not sure if you saw the pics when I posted them before so here is a picture showing the IW repair job:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaFrontAngle.jpg

Liselle
17-02-2007, 17:10
I see you survived the birthdaymeal ;)
Nice medusa. I like how you use the chains. And the fleshhooks! At least I think they might be. They're uber cool! Are you going to crucify (for want of a better word) something/body on them :skull:?

Rictus
18-02-2007, 00:36
I see you survived the birthdaymeal
Nice medusa. I like how you use the chains. And the fleshhooks! At least I think they might be. They're uber cool! Are you going to crucify (for want of a better word) something/body on them?

Just about! Thanks for the concern...I got through without injuring myself further but after two hours sitting at the table and walking between the car and restaurant over the uneven ground I wasn't in the best of conditions.

The fleshhooks are off the Chaos Vehicle Acc Sprue, I presume they are flesh hooks though I won't be hooking any flesh on them. The chain is meant to be hooked over them but when I took the pictures I forgot to hook it over.

As I haven't got anything else to show (as I have been a lazy bugger and not done anything today) here are more pictures of the Medusa for those who didn't see them in their own thread some time ago..
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaTop.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaRear.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaLeft.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Deamon%20Engine/MedusaFront.jpg

Hopefully tomorrow I will kick myself up the **** and get on with doing some work. I need to start of the Stormsword.

scrubout
18-02-2007, 00:39
So cool...so very very very cool. I love what your doing to the vehicles.

Where are you getting all the skulls? I want more skulls too!

You are spared the Gestapo Marines Rictus, but no cookie for you! :p

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
18-02-2007, 00:44
but no cookie for you! :p
Damn you man! Damn you.....


So cool...so very very very cool. I love what your doing to the vehicles.

Where are you getting all the skulls? I want more skulls too!
Thanks very much. I am getting the skulls from the Chaos Tank Acc Sprue - they are the ones with the chains attached. Every skull has to be cut off the chains and cleaned up. Takes me ages and I am dangerously running low. I need lots for the big bugger to come. Also running out of the spikes - in fact i'm down to about five which is no where near enough for the super heavy. Looks like i'll be putting in a bits order with GW soon.

Ooooh, 300th post. I'm a triple centurian.

Hawkmoon
18-02-2007, 03:15
Wow! I'm loving that Chaos Basilisk! That's going to look awesome when it's painted. (not so subtle hint)

I like your idea to attach the spikes directly to hull of your chaos tanks. It looks way better than the chaos cemetary fences of doom that everyone else uses. Consider that idea stolen btw. :D

One question, what did you use to pin the skulls to the hull? Some sort of sewing pin?

Oh, and congrats on your 300th post!

old guard
18-02-2007, 09:40
Happy post day to you...happy pos...... you get the idea. Now lets go and spend your post day money on a nice set of paints.
Come on dude.....paint something!!!!!! It's looking really good chap. keep it up! ....the chopper that is.... on the top shelf .... Oh stop it!

Rictus
18-02-2007, 13:15
Wow! I'm loving that Chaos Basilisk! That's going to look awesome when it's painted. (not so subtle hint)

I like your idea to attach the spikes directly to hull of your chaos tanks. It looks way better than the chaos cemetary fences of doom that everyone else uses. Consider that idea stolen btw. :D

One question, what did you use to pin the skulls to the hull? Some sort of sewing pin?

Oh, and congrats on your 300th post!


Happy post day to you...happy pos...... you get the idea. Now lets go and spend your post day money on a nice set of paints.
Come on dude.....paint something!!!!!! It's looking really good chap. keep it up! ....the chopper that is.... on the top shelf .... Oh stop it!

All right, all right....goddamit I'll paint something....you people just push and push....:D

Suppose this means I'll actually have to buy some paints and such like, so you will have to wait a week or two before you see anything painted. Also need to decide on what to paint first. Something easy.

As for the skulls and chain I used just regular pins, I think they are referred to as darning pins or sewing pins about 25mm long, 0.8 in diameter with a 1.5mm dia head. The sort you pin clothe in position before you sew it (I think, I'm a bit hazy on the whole area). I just drilled a small hole through the skull (or vehicle in the case of the chains) and glued a cut down pin into the hole. The skulls were glued in position first so the pin is just for looks while the chain is actually held in position by the pin.

Rictus
18-02-2007, 22:07
Not really much to show for a days work. I started on my Stormsword but oddly by the days end it is in a worse state than it was before...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P2180038.jpg

I took soem bits off so I could give it a good wash in soapy warm water. A couple of bits broke in the process so they'll need fixing (or even replacing completely). Also started filing in gaps etc with GS. Tomorrow I will work on it more but it probably won't look much different by the end of the evening.

I also got round to the seven sentinels I have had in brake fluid for the last four weeks. Disapointing results, which I wasn't expecting as previously I have had great results stripping paint with brake fluid. Not sure what they were undercoated with but it hasn't been touched at all and alot of the final coat has been left. Gave up on them in the end, I will have another go with a different product, the one I saw in Deadleyheadleys thread - all I have to do is work my way back through the thread to see what it was as the results were spot on with that.

On a positive note I won some drill bits on ebay today, a pack of 20 different sizes raning from .3 to 1.6. Will prove very useful unfortunately the seller only accepts cheques so it'll be a week and a bit before they show up and I can get back to doing the skulls and chains on the IW vehicles.

Lot of text only one picture, sorry for that hopefully the next update will be a bit more positive.

scrubout
19-02-2007, 03:41
Don't get down Rictus...I'll have to start singing the Life of Brian song again...

That tank is so very cool, I'm looking forward to how you IW it all up. Should be might fearsome indeed.

Shame to hear about the sents though, good luck with the other solution you try.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
19-02-2007, 23:57
Thanks, i'm interested to see what I do with the Big Bugger myself. I have bought something to try on the sentinels, may have a try tomorrow.

I have done some work, not on the Stormsword though, I went back onto the Rhino to try something that I thought of the weekend but wasn't sure if it would work. Anyhow this is it:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/door1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/door2.jpg

Took ages to do and didn't help the headache go away. Still needs a lot of cleaning up though it does look better in real life than in the top picture which is obviously bigger than it actually is. The bottom picture is crap but I included it to show the different layers used. The skull is made up of three parts - .25mm, .5mm plasticard and another .5mm piece accross (just above the eye holes).

Let me know what you think, hopefully it will be good as I mentioned it took ages.

I am risking going out tomorrow. I am bored of sitting in because of my ankle so I am trying out the cinema. Hot Fuzz it is, hopefully sitting for two hours and the walking and driving will be worth the pain and discomfort. I hope to get some work done though - cleaning up of the skull, some GS and adding the rivets.

scrubout
20-02-2007, 01:38
That is very very cool Rictus! Maybe I should consider my own such detail on my own tanks.

Agh, no, I'm on a time frame, I can't do that...no wonder your an MFA'er, your trying hard to avoid painting eh?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

dugaal
20-02-2007, 01:52
Nice work on that hatchplate, looks great from here

lol i cant even find drillbits that small (cant say ive looked around too much) suffice to say all my minis look to be firing cannons, lol
good to see your still going at it

one more question... do you own a paint pot?:p

UnRiggable
20-02-2007, 02:00
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/door1.jpg


The punisher FTW!

Liselle
20-02-2007, 19:33
It looks really cool! And now you've draped the chains over the fleshhooks, that one looks even better than it did. I'll live without the gory sight of something biological dangling from one of those hooks ;)

Rictus
20-02-2007, 23:51
That is very very cool Rictus! Maybe I should consider my own such detail on my own tanks.

Agh, no, I'm on a time frame, I can't do that...no wonder your an MFA'er, your trying hard to avoid painting eh?

-peace out
scrubout
What?! How dare you make such an accusation! As if I would, stooping to low tactics to avoid something. I feel hurt and unfairly injured....me thinks I protest too much....

Go for it I say, little details make a big difference...it just takes time.

Nice work on that hatchplate, looks great from here

lol i cant even find drillbits that small (cant say ive looked around too much) suffice to say all my minis look to be firing cannons, lol
good to see your still going at it

one more question... do you own a paint pot?:p
I can't find drill bits that small in the usual high street shops, you have to order them online or go to specialists shops really. They can be found pretty quickly online though, or at least you can in the UK.

And yes I do own a paint pot.....I'm keeping quiet on whether it actually contains paint though.

The punisher FTW!
Oddly I never realised that until you said it, it's odd because I used to get the comic (many years ago), I even had the truly awful film of it with Dolph Lundgren. God that film was dire.

It looks really cool! And now you've draped the chains over the fleshhooks, that one looks even better than it did. I'll live without the gory sight of something biological dangling from one of those hooks ;)
Thanks very much. I aim to please.

Did a bit of work on it, cleaned it up, added a bit of GS to fill a couple of gaps and added rivets:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/door4.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/door3.jpg

Didn't get to do anything else as the cinema & football on tv took up most of my attention. On that note I highly recommend Hot Fuzz, excellent film.

'Don't worry Andy, it's just bolognaise...'

As always comments and feedback appreciated.

Marshal2Crusaders
21-02-2007, 00:32
Where are those skulls from? I have been scouting for some for my Templars.

yankeeboy
21-02-2007, 01:39
You should totally cast those roof doors for your army if you expand it.

scrubout
21-02-2007, 03:31
Awww, Rictus don't be upset I was only playing with ya!

It looks great on the rhino. You should name the marines who ride it "Squad Punisher" :chrome: .

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

jasevx
21-02-2007, 09:07
looking great, I'm off to see hot fuzz on thursday..

Bra'tac
21-02-2007, 09:40
wow,

that rhino...makes me want to put a rhino in my IW army.
and the hellcanon/chimera. briljant work had the same idea...but now im truly convinced of its coolnes.:chrome:

Liselle
21-02-2007, 15:06
It looks really great! I hope you'll paint it some day. Preferably when I'm still around ;)

sheep
21-02-2007, 15:32
That door is great, FW worthy.

Keep it up.

Cheers

Sheep

Rictus
21-02-2007, 20:09
Where are those skulls from? I have been scouting for some for my Templars.
Chaos vehicle sprue. the one with the fences on.

Awww, Rictus don't be upset I was only playing with ya!

It looks great on the rhino. You should name the marines who ride it "Squad Punisher" :chrome: .

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
It'll actually be Squad Morr. I name all my squads and characters. And all the tanks. God I need to get a life.

looking great, I'm off to see hot fuzz on thursday..
Well worth seeing. And keep your eyes open to the scene where Nick Frost is reading the DVDs in Somerfield, try and spot the dvd in the budget basket that the one he throws in lands on. I only caught a glimpse and I thought it was actually Shaun of the Dead. If you spot it let me know if it is or not as it has been bugging me ever since.

wow,

that rhino...makes me want to put a rhino in my IW army.
and the hellcanon/chimera. briljant work had the same idea...but now im truly convinced of its coolnes.:chrome:
Thanks very much. Big guns on tanks is always cool.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, Liselle I ain't promising anything but I'll try and Sheep thanks very much but I don't think it is quite up to FW standards. I wish I could do FW standard as it would save me a fortune.

Rictus
22-02-2007, 22:53
Nothing to actually show today, too much football on tv to do much. I do have some news which is relevant though. I am thinking of selling off all of the Cadian figures, I do not see the point of having two IG armies as I don't think I will want to use the Cadians once I have put the DKoK together. As such I think this weekend I will start listing the figures on ebay starting with the FW conversion bits/special weapons & HQ squad that I bought at Games Day and haven't even assembled yet. All money raised will go towards the FW fund. Some of the infantry may turn traitor for my LatD army plus I be keeping all of the tanks they will just have a transfer mainly to the Krieg but the odd one may follow the traitorous infantry.

Talking of DKoK I had a couple of new recruits turn up today:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/sentinels.jpg
Two more Armageddon pattern Sentinels courtesy of ebay, I now have the six I want for them.

Mrlemonjelly
22-02-2007, 23:22
keep your eyes open to the scene where Nick Frost is reading the DVDs in Somerfield, try and spot the dvd in the budget basket that the one he throws in lands on. I only caught a glimpse and I thought it was actually Shaun of the Dead. If you spot it let me know if it is or not as it has been bugging me ever since.

I wouldn't be surprised. I saw it last thursday and there's a lot of references to Shaun of the Dead in there. Like the "Haven't you ever taken a short cut before?" and "Want anything from the shop?" "Cornetto".

Back on topic though, your rhino doors look cool. I downloaded your posters the other day as well, and if I ever get around to it, they're gonna be pasted all over my city terrain. Hopefully they'll bring it all together somewhat.

scrubout
22-02-2007, 23:27
Oh! Hot Fuzz! Now I recognize it! I have to see that...*twitches in excitement while telling girlfriend we have to see that one movie with the guys from Shaun of the Dead in it*.

Probably a good plan to sell off one IG army, sadly, I'm just gonna stick with one army and that's all I will need for my entire life...I'll just keep expanding and expanding.

Looking forward to more updates Rictus.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
23-02-2007, 17:30
I wouldn't be surprised. I saw it last thursday and there's a lot of references to Shaun of the Dead in there. Like the "Haven't you ever taken a short cut before?" and "Want anything from the shop?" "Cornetto".

Back on topic though, your rhino doors look cool. I downloaded your posters the other day as well, and if I ever get around to it, they're gonna be pasted all over my city terrain. Hopefully they'll bring it all together somewhat.
Very true, they do like their 'in jokes' and half hidden references in everything they have done from Spaced onwards.

I am glad you like the posters, I hope to see pictures of what you do in the future. A number of peope have said they will use them but I have yet to see any examples....which is depressing!


Oh! Hot Fuzz! Now I recognize it! I have to see that...*twitches in excitement while telling girlfriend we have to see that one movie with the guys from Shaun of the Dead in it*.

Probably a good plan to sell off one IG army, sadly, I'm just gonna stick with one army and that's all I will need for my entire life...I'll just keep expanding and expanding.

Looking forward to more updates Rictus.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
You have to see Hot Fuzz. You will regret it if you don't, the Model Village fight is worth the ticket price alone.

I have decided on selling the Cadian Guard now. Put the money raised towards the Krieg and LatD (when FW start releasing more stuff for them). It will cut out all the decisions keeping them will result in (like which army does this tank go to...).

I am currently trying to strip paint off my ebay bought sentinels. Once they are stripped I can start converting them for my LatD army. I need something to do while I wait for my drill bits to turn up and I can get back onto the Big Tank of Seige (tm) and the Rhino. I also will be trying out 'Da Choppa' later as when I took some of the hatches off the BTS (tm) I broke a couple...you can see the missing panels on the picture above.

Rictus
24-02-2007, 18:10
I have done something. Even though I was distracted by the football and then Scotland shooting themselves in the foot against Italy followed by the England game I am still watching I have been working on the rear hatches of the Stormsword. The new doors look like this....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/stormswordhatch.jpg
(note the bits of plasticard glued inside the open hatch is because the doors kept falling in when I was dry fitting the doors)

Overall I am quite happy with them. When the GS around the edges of the open hatchway I will glue them in place. Unfortunately the vehicle itself wasn't brilliantly put together and the casting wasn't the best so when the doors are in place the one end is about 1mm lower, I am thinking of hiding this with a strategically placed tarp or something similar.

Let me know what you think.

EDIT: I am thinking this should go in the new 'Sci-Fi Project Logs' rather than in general as it's all 40k, how does one go about getting it shifted?

scrubout
24-02-2007, 23:27
PM T-tauri Rictus.

What other movies has the duo done? Being in the states I have only heard of Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, which I'll have to wait a while for.

I'm not quite sure what you did different to the Stormsword, but it looks nice, please excuse my lack of intimacy with such a fine FW model...I am too poor to look at one of my own and give you proper feedback...:(

...MORE SKULLS!!!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
25-02-2007, 01:46
PM T-tauri Rictus.

What other movies has the duo done? Being in the states I have only heard of Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, which I'll have to wait a while for.

I'm not quite sure what you did different to the Stormsword, but it looks nice, please excuse my lack of intimacy with such a fine FW model...I am too poor to look at one of my own and give you proper feedback...:(

...MORE SKULLS!!!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Should of thought of PM'ing a Mod.

All I have done to the Stormsword is make two new hatches for the rear of it as the original two broke. When I first built it I made a mistake when cleaning off the flash on the one as well by taking too much material off and then when I started to clean the tank up a couple of days ago the other started to split.

So basically I spent a few hours copying the FW doors in plasticard. Hopefully when it is all done you won't be able to tell that the parts aren't original (well I can hope).

I hav just spent another couple of hours working on my Admech Chimera for what appears little result. But for those bits you wil have to look in my other Project Log (see sig).

OT: Shaun & Hot Fuzz are the only two films they have done. Before that they were both in a TV series called 'Spaced' (Simon Pegg co-wrote/co-starred with the top notch Jessica Stevenson who had a cameo in Shaun, Nick Frost plays his sidekick while Edgar Wright directed the shows) which was an excellent 'sitcom'. Amazon linky (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Spaced-Definitive-Collectors-Jessica-Stevenson/dp/B0002LXU6I/sr=1-1/qid=1172367174/ref=pd_bowtega_1/026-7807231-8610815?ie=UTF8&s=dvd) not sure how available it is to someone in the States but if you could get it you shouldn't be disapointed. They only did two series unfortunately but the two of them (Simon/Jessica) wanted to end on a high.

Liselle
25-02-2007, 20:20
It looks really neat, and if the front doors are yours and the other ones th fw ones, then nobody will see the difference.

Rictus
26-02-2007, 22:11
It looks really neat, and if the front doors are yours and the other ones th fw ones, then nobody will see the difference.

Thanks very much, the white doors at the front are indeed the ones I did, here is a picture of them now in place:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/stormswordhatch2.jpg
(lower image has been adjusted to show details up a bit better)

Still thinking of adding a tarp on the one side, allowing the details to be seen but to cover up the slight miss match of height.

The Stormie will now go on hold till the drill bits turn up and I can get back to adding the details to it (and the Rhino).

scrubout
27-02-2007, 02:26
Very nice replacement! I'm impressed, I can't see a difference in height myself, but if you insist on it being noticeable perhaps a tarp stretched conveniently over that area wouldn't be a bad idea.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
28-02-2007, 22:05
Very nice replacement! I'm impressed, I can't see a difference in height myself, but if you insist on it being noticeable perhaps a tarp stretched conveniently over that area wouldn't be a bad idea.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Oh it's definately there, I can see it...it's just the photo angle doesn't show it up very well. I'll always know it's not exactly right but with a tarp covering the one corner with a couple of half hidden skulls I will live with it.

Just one question - how do I do a tarp?

Back to the Rhino as my new fine drill bits turned up today. Added the other chains on the exhausts:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Rhino/iwrhino2.jpg

Would of done some work on the Stormie but I have mainly been working on my Enginseers Chimera (see sig) and for the last hour I have been a bit distracted by watching Grand Designs.

Comments, criticisms, suggestions?

scrubout
28-02-2007, 22:32
The Punisher Rhino! *ahem*

My "tarp/camo netting" is made of non-elastic medica gauze...I go the idea from someone else here but works like this:

1) cut rectangle/shape of desired size
2) place on object and brush on pva/water mixture to make it stick
3) let it dry and come back to do touchups with plastic glue, or even just primeing it should stick it down pretty well.

You can see an example of it on my sentinel Rictus if that's the 'look' you want. Mind you, I had to redo the rollcage for my sentinel useing sprue to hold up the camo-net, and it still looks like you wouldn't know the difference!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
03-03-2007, 12:49
I'm not too sure about using bandage. I have used it before for camo netting and it seems to 'thick & fluffy' for a tarp. I may have to do a bit of experimenting I think.

A small update - no work has been done but I had a couple of packages turn up today:

First off the sprues I ordered from GW turned up:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Dark%20Angels/P3030046.jpg
So I should now have enough skulls and spikes to do the Stormie. Also bought a Whirlwind sprue as I knew I would have a new Rhino for my Dark Angels because I had ordered (from DragonTears - great price & great service, do you think there is any chance I could get a discount for the endorsement?) this lot which turned up today...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Dark%20Angels/P3030045.jpg
That's 1 Dark Angel Battleforce, 2 Ravenwing Battleforces (with the extra RW sprue!), 1 Dev Box Set and 1 DA Vets box set plus the new codex. This lot will get added to my existing DA force (see earlier posts) but will for now remain in boxes though as I try and get other things finished and to give me time to decide on my army organisation.

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 13:06
Ah, great to see more Dark Angels. And that Iron Warrior emblem on top of the Rhino is purely sweet.

Voronwe

scrubout
03-03-2007, 15:02
More models...Rictus you got it bad man...you got it bad...*shaking head*

I do however look forward to seeing what you can accomplish with your new goodies.

Get crackin' skulls!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
03-03-2007, 20:57
;1349957']Ah, great to see more Dark Angels. And that Iron Warrior emblem on top of the Rhino is purely sweet.

Voronwe
Thanks, I'm quite pleased with the IW icon on the doors. I've been a DA since I bought the Deathwing expansion to Space Hulk about 16 years ago (or whenever it was released)....so I couldn't turn down the opportunity to buy some of the new ones.

More models...Rictus you got it bad man...you got it bad...*shaking head*

I do however look forward to seeing what you can accomplish with your new goodies.

Get crackin' skulls!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
I know, I know, I have no control at all....I see, i want, I buy....

Before DA though I want to get the IW conversions finished so it'll be a bit yet before I break open the boxes. I think I will buy a couple more bits yet....how can anyone not buy the MotR? Plus I want the Termie Libby, I'll have the option of all three character types then in TDA.

I'm not sure I will be able to do anything tomorrow. I am being invaded by family and it's kinda hard to do anything with three kids wanting attention. I need to secure everything on my shelves this evening to prevent any 'accidents' (600 of DKoK falling off the shelves would not be a pleasant experience).

Evening will see no work done either as I am going to see Nine Inch Nails (that's NINE INCH NAILS, after years of wanting to go finally I get to see Mr Reznor and co.).

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 21:11
Thanks, I'm quite pleased with the IW icon on the doors. I've been a DA since I bought the Deathwing expansion to Space Hulk about 16 years ago (or whenever it was released)....so I couldn't turn down the opportunity to buy some of the new ones.
I doubt that few Dark Angels (indeed Blood Angels) from the time of Space Hulk can pass up the opportunity, and having seen the ol' things in the White Dwarf introducing the new Terminator models along with background and look-back, I loves it despite having not even played it, so now that the new DA got released I've been very tempted to start Dark Angels. "Just two ten-man, robed Tactical squads, thought Voronwe. And two Deathwing Terminator squads (ah, their lovely bone-white armour and green chest eagles). Oh, and some Ravenwing, just for the sake of it."

Damn you, GW, damn you. ;)

VOronwe

Rictus
03-03-2007, 21:51
;1350951']Oh, and some Ravenwing, just for the sake of it.

How can one not get Ravenwing elements in your force when they come so conveniently packed all together in the one box?

Liselle
07-03-2007, 21:54
Ow, man, and you hope you'll paint the lot of them one day? I get white around my nose just thinking of all that stuff you have to paint. Good luck! Ow, and the tank is really good!

Rictus
08-03-2007, 13:42
Thanks Liselle, I hope to get tham all painted, but I admit it'll take ages if I do.

Meant to do this before but kept forgetting, I turned the template i used for the Rhino top hatch skull into a pdf file. If people want to take a copy and use it they are quite welcome.

Rictus
12-03-2007, 00:56
Hardly got anything done this weekend due to the amount of football and rugby on TV. I did do a bit, first off I cleaned up all the skulls and spikes to go on the Stormie...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skullsspikes.jpg
I'm hoping 27 skulls will be enough.

I also started working on the IW crewman who is in charge of the former Imperial Guardsmen who do all the real jobs on the tank...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/crew1.jpg
I didn't like the original guy I had on there so I started from scratch. The idea is he will have a cable running from his head to the cupola. Basically he plugs himself into the tanks communications and targeting equipment so he can still be in control even when not in the tank. Still need to pick a left arm for him.

I know it ain't much but feel free to comment and criticise...

Rictus
13-03-2007, 01:00
OK, still little to show but I have finished off the crewman:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/crew2.jpg

I like to think of him as striking a martial pose while calling down to those below 'Driver, would you mind awfully heading in that direction, I do believe there are some Imperial scum that require our attention and I woud be most oblidged if you positioned us so we may t**t them with the big gun.'

or something like that.

dugaal
13-03-2007, 03:12
Nice platicard replacement work on the stormsword! and the gunner looks spiffy.

and my god, all that DA? not one bf, not one of each bf, but 3 bfs and extras to boot! I do not envy your burden.... we should have a model-hoarders annonymous subforum! :P

now start plastering skulls on that stormie!

Great_Destroyer
13-03-2007, 03:28
Its a shame you defile such a lovly imperial tank for chaos, the emperor is not with you right now....
But it does look great, love the iron warrior head on the rhino too.

Rictus
14-03-2007, 00:50
Nice platicard replacement work on the stormsword! and the gunner looks spiffy.

and my god, all that DA? not one bf, not one of each bf, but 3 bfs and extras to boot! I do not envy your burden.... we should have a model-hoarders annonymous subforum! :P

now start plastering skulls on that stormie!
Thanks and funnily enough...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skulls1.jpg
I think I will need some more skulls.


Its a shame you defile such a lovly imperial tank for chaos, the emperor is not with you right now....
But it does look great, love the iron warrior head on the rhino too.
I'm sure the loyal (but deluded) followers will be getting their own big toy to play with at some point. Thanks for the feedback.

Liselle
17-03-2007, 14:28
Looks great! I love the skulls. :skull:

scrubout
17-03-2007, 16:39
Rictus...you know the more cow bells joke from saturday night live regarding Blue Oyster Cult...well,

MORE SKULLS! :skull: X10

It looks so cool!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
17-03-2007, 17:02
Looks great! I love the skulls. :skull:Thanks, it's always nice to be appreciated!


Rictus...you know the more cow bells joke from saturday night live regarding Blue Oyster Cult...well,

MORE SKULLS! :skull: X10

It looks so cool!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
Er, no actually. I'm guessing the punch line is 'more bells'....?

Unfortunately I only have a few skulls left from the two chaos sprues i recently bought. I really don't want to spend another 4 quid on postage, but i do really want more skulls....

So if anyone has any of the chaos 'railings' with skulls on, the chains with skulls or the other chaos vehicle bits with skulls on and you don't want them drop me a line. I would be very happy and appreciative to take them off your hands. If there is anything you would want for them let me know and i'll have a look in my bits box (i've got plenty of bits spare, including an assault cannon or two if that is a good incentive....)

People might find this amusing, remember the boxes of DA stuff earlier? Well getting annoyed at tripping over the great big box they were in I decided to take all the sprues out to better store them and this is what they all look like:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/dasprues.jpg

Punk_in_Drublic
17-03-2007, 17:06
I have a FEVER! And the only prescription is more skulls!

(sweet work dude)

LAter,

-Punk

DaCone2
17-03-2007, 20:42
lookin' pretty indeed rictus :D

Rictus
28-03-2007, 00:19
I have mainly been working on my Enginseers Chimera recently but I thought it was about time I put in some time on the IW vehicles as I managed to get hold of another Chaos Vec Sprue....meaning MORE SKULLS:

Added another 14 skulls to the Stormsword...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skulls2.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skulls3.jpg
The yellow circle is where the hatch isn't quite right and where the tarp will go to cover it up.

Next job will be adding the spikes and doing the tarp (still open to suggestions on that). As well as a general clean up before moving onto the chains.

Not being able to just do one project (the IW vehicles) or two jobs (the IW vehicles & the Enginseers Chimera) I also started playing around with the DA stuff, so far all I have done is working out squads. But this evening I started on the models as well:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Dark%20Angels/P3270052.jpg
I have put together the Whirlwind (not shown), the sniper scouts and started sorting out the Termie squads. I need to change some of the parts for the DA specific parts and also do the command squad. I appear to be short a body though which is a bugger. I also need two heavy flamers.

Not a huge amount to show you but at least it shows the Project Log hasn't died yet. I must remember to PM a mod to get this moved to SciFi Logs.

jasevx
28-03-2007, 11:01
Can never finish a project! think its a Warseer disease ;)

Rictus
31-03-2007, 00:54
Can never finish a project! think its a Warseer disease ;)

I am pretty sure I have never actually finished anything....to much to do, to little time.

Having thoughts about the chains, with a bit of blutac I stuck some in place to see what it looked like:

Rear exhaust:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chainwip1.jpg
The Vindi had chain looping round the exhausts so I wanted to do something similar on here to help link the vehicles together. I also realised I need to replace the rear hatch (yellow circle) as it still has the IG winged skull on it.

For the sides:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chainwip2.jpg
Hanging down but still clear of the ground. Will add some behind the sponson as well.

Thoughts, comments or suggestions?

sheep
31-03-2007, 07:25
That super heavy is looking awesome, the chains look great, a suggestion, what about having a couple of skulls hanging off the chains?

Looking very chaotic, well done.

Cheers

Sheep

Rictus
01-04-2007, 20:44
That super heavy is looking awesome, the chains look great, a suggestion, what about having a couple of skulls hanging off the chains?

Looking very chaotic, well done.

Cheers

Sheep

I like that idea. May have a problem though as I used every skull I could find on the vehicle itself. I will have to see if I can find the odd spare one to attach.

Right some news, a little embaressing in that I am not giving you pictures of work done to the models I have but instead showing more models I have added to my backlog. While at the FW Open Show today I bought some bits:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/P4010050.jpg
That lot is the beginning of my AI force (the Lightning Strikes weren't in stock), also a Ven dread for the DA - that's three Dreads i have fo them. Also shown is an Infantry Platoon Command Squad for my Kreig.

Talking of Krieg I need to relook at the army I was going to do as in the force list they don't get Sentinels. A bugger as I bought four (to go with the two I already had) for them.

I also bought one more thing for the Krieg while at FW today:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Armies/P4010051.jpg
That is the new Super Heavy based on a Gorgon chassis. The Macharius looks nifty, twin heavy stubbers, two heavy bolters and two (non TL) Battlecannon. Not sure if I will keep it as is or convert the Battlecannon to Vanquisher cannon (I read that they could in the IA5 sheets they had at the show and two Vanqs in one turret in damn tempting). Not sure when the Macharius goes on general release but if anyone wants pics of parts give me a shout and I will get a few snaps done.

dave is the best
03-04-2007, 16:54
I would like a picture of all the bit the macharius comes in.

Dave

DaCone2
03-04-2007, 17:48
Thats a big bag!

jasevx
03-04-2007, 18:29
Only issue I had with it being a super heavy, was how smaller was it to a Baneblade. Great model tho, and the twin battlecannon replacement would make a great conversion.

Endemion
03-04-2007, 18:55
Great work, particularly that IW top hatch. Are you gonna start painting this stockpile any time soon?

scrubout
03-04-2007, 19:14
Rictus, those chains look ace...definately get a couple skulls or zombie heads hanging from those for sure.

You make me so jealous...I want a macharius so bad, barring that, at least a malcador...

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
03-04-2007, 19:39
I would like a picture of all the bit the macharius comes in.

Dave

Sure, i'll have one up shortly, also scale pics of it with the Stormsword and a Russ. Eating at mo but it shouldn't be long.

irfpio
03-04-2007, 19:44
Everything is looking really good Rictus - i will poke around in my bits box, and see if i can find some skulls, should be some there....:D

Looking forward to seeing the new tank, besides the older ones..

Cheers
Irfpio

scrubout
03-04-2007, 19:45
Sure, i'll have one up shortly, also scale pics of it with the Stormsword and a Russ. Eating at mo but it shouldn't be long.

...Eat...faster...

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
03-04-2007, 20:22
...Eat...faster...

-peace out
scrubout

Cheeky bugger!

Here we go....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/P4030050smll.jpg
Same picture but a bit bigger (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/P4030050.jpg)

Scale comparison pics:
From above:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/P4030052.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/P4030053.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/P4030054.jpg
The last ones a bit of a crappy picture and I apologise but I was trying to fend off an extremely curious cat at the same time as taking the picture.

I put the tape over the Macharius as well, 110mm / 4 1/4" wide (not including sponsons & 190mm / 7 1/2" from the front of the track to the rear.

Any other requests?

Wolf Scout Ewan
03-04-2007, 20:26
OMG u got a macharius! Lucky devil!

Rictus
03-04-2007, 20:30
Great work, particularly that IW top hatch. Are you gonna start painting this stockpile any time soon?
Thanks very much. I will start painting them....soon, honestly. I just feel a bit lost at mo not knowing where to start...


Everything is looking really good Rictus - i will poke around in my bits box, and see if i can find some skulls, should be some there....:D

Looking forward to seeing the new tank, besides the older ones..

Cheers
Irfpio
If you could pass on some skulls I would praise you forever and be eternally in your debt. You would make be one happy bunny. I have a feeling I will be wanting more skulls in the future for my LatD army as well. Just let me know what you would like in exchange and if I can I shall provide.

I do have one more pic to show you all, these are the last (and I mean LAST) Dark Angel recruits. Thanks again to The Dragons Tears this morning the MotR & the new Termie Libby turned up:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/P4030051.jpg
Also there is the Chaos Termie lord who I shall be using bits of to revamp my IW termies. The Libby will have to be changed though as I don't like the firce weapon. It will have to become some sort of halberd or axe maybe. To my eternal shame I can't remember who did the Libby weapon conversion on here recently, I must find that thread again.

scrubout
03-04-2007, 23:25
*grumble* This thread is now officially envied by scrubout...

Nice macharius Rictus, when will you do something with it? :p

And just so I'm not as much of a 'cheeky bugger', thank you for posting the pics.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Rictus
06-04-2007, 22:29
I got back to my Stormie today. Most of the time spent on it was giving it another good wash. I thought it needed to be done again just to be sure and it was best done now before I add any chains and spikes (they'll just get in the way and get broken off).

After the wash & dry I replaced the rear hatch on the rear (as it had a IG winged skull emblem). I also had a re-think on the position of the chains on the rear:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4060053.jpg

C&C always welcome.

sheep
07-04-2007, 07:28
I agree about the force weapon, not very intimidating . This is what i did to mine.

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/WIP%20stuff/LibbyWIP004.jpg

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m289/Sheep_06/WIP%20stuff/LibbyWIP003.jpg

I really like what you've done with your super heavy, the chains look great.
They look really uniform though, just a thought, maybe chaos would be a bit more random.

Cheers

Sheep

Rictus
08-04-2007, 01:06
Ah thanks Sheep, it was your convertion that I was thinking of but at the time I just couldn't remember where I had seen it!

doghouse
08-04-2007, 01:23
That Stormsword looks amazing! :)
How big is the Macharius compared to a Landraider btw?

Rictus
08-04-2007, 11:28
That Stormsword looks amazing! :)
How big is the Macharius compared to a Landraider btw?

Thanks very much.

And because you asked nicely:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/MachLR.jpg

Surprisingly very close size wise.

Liselle
08-04-2007, 19:21
Looking great as always Rictus. I just love how you do skulls and chains and stuff. Lemeseemore! -drool-
:p

scrubout
08-04-2007, 19:26
Thanks for another comparison shot, I really love that Macharius, it only comes second to the Malcador (which I'm dying to find out if normal IG can take or not!).

Cheers Rictus, now get back to work.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

doghouse
08-04-2007, 19:32
Thanks for the picture Rictus, much appreciated. :)
It's not quite as big as I imagined it to be but still a really nice model.

Tiller5
08-04-2007, 19:59
I sincerely envy your ability to put your hand in your pocket and cough up all these models, especially ones so attractive as the Macharius......... damn its good! If only I could come up with an excuse for getting one! Keep it up Rictus, an inspirational log sir!

sir.spamalot
12-04-2007, 17:29
Awesome, I cant wait too see your death korps....so much.....

cheers, keep up the good work.

Rictus
14-04-2007, 23:53
thanks for the replies guys and Doghouse no probs, if you have any other requests for pics to be taken just let me know.

This weekend I am trying to get my AI aircraft done - that's assembled and undercoated with the aim of getting them actually painted (that's right, I'm actually going to paint something) over the next week. So no progress on the Stormsword for a few days at least.

Now this is the current state of the aircraft, shown below is two Lightnings, two Thunderbolts and a Marauder Destroyer assembled (almost...):
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/P4140050.jpg
Now you may notice something odd about the Marauder. I assembled most of it but left off the end of the tail section (which for the life of me I can't remember the name of) as well as the missiles so I could give the aircraft a good wash without breaking them off and also do some GS filling. Unfortunately I have hit a snag, namely FW have given me two of te same part:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/P4140051.jpg
This is annoying. I will now have to phone them to ty and get them to send a replacement part.

Next job is to do the GS. Hopefully do that tonight (though it is nearly midnight) so that tomorrow morning I can undercoat all of them. Not sure what to do about the Marauder. I may leave it for now and see what FW say.

Rictus
15-04-2007, 18:35
While the undercoat was drying on my Lightnings & T'bolts I spent a bit of time on my Stormsword.

While cleaning it up a bit broke so I have ended up replacing a couple of pieces:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/hingedpanel.jpg
Just a couple of hinged plates in the side armour. I reckon at this rate in about nine months time I will have replaced all of the resin in the model with styrene...

I also put the chains on the rear, I managed to find another skull so included that as suggested:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/rearchains.jpg

C&C?

schoolcormorant
15-04-2007, 18:45
i like it, keep it coming ;)

i think the chains look really good, i've seen people using the chains just slinging them on anywhere and it looks crap, but keep it even and with some sense i think it works really well.

i do't know why you spent the full price on the model, should've got a wreckage from eBay and styrened it up :D

SC

jasevx
15-04-2007, 20:00
Looking great there Rictus! And still unsure how the Macharius can be classed as a super heavy when its dwarfed by a baneblade, but its still a brilliant model. Can't wait to see it painted.

Rictus
15-04-2007, 23:13
i like it, keep it coming ;)

i think the chains look really good, i've seen people using the chains just slinging them on anywhere and it looks crap, but keep it even and with some sense i think it works really well.

i do't know why you spent the full price on the model, should've got a wreckage from eBay and styrened it up

SC
Thanks SC. The thought had occured to me, should of gone to ebay!


Looking great there Rictus! And still unsure how the Macharius can be classed as a super heavy when its dwarfed by a baneblade, but its still a brilliant model. Can't wait to see it painted.
Well I suppose the Mach has 2/3rds the Baneblades mass and 2/3rds the Structure Points so it sort of works out. Lovely tank though.

Right did a little more work on the Stormie. All I have done is a bit of work on the main weapon.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/cannon1.jpg
As you can see I have added the lower jaw of the Hellcannon (left over from my Medusa conversion seen on here earlier....i think?) also the spikes which was a perfect fit, which was nice. Also ahd to add a bit of GS to where it was miscast. Need to add big rivets to that area to it tomorrow. I have also magnetised it so it can be removed during a game (lets face it the first 'weapon destroyed' result is gonna be the big gun).
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/cannon2.jpg

And to prove I am actually intending to paint something here is the undercoated Lightnings & T'bolts:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/undercoat.jpg
I am struggling to decide on an actual paint scheme though. Need to decide soon so it's back to IA1 & the AI rulebook for inspiration me thinks.

Rictus
20-04-2007, 15:44
Not a huge amount but...

Started to add spikes along left hand side of Stormie, note mgnetic cannon shown in place as well:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4200009.jpg

And I have actually started to paint something, oh yes, I really have.Very PIP...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/pip1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/pip2.jpg

A lot to do but and comments, suggestions, morale support etc always welcome.

sir.spamalot
20-04-2007, 15:57
Oooh, arenuatica Imperialis....cool. My suggestion...get painting! *cracks wip*

cheers, keep up the good work

scrubout
20-04-2007, 16:10
Oh my! The Stormie is looking great Rictus and I look forward to seeing what kind of painting you can do!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

DaCone2
20-04-2007, 16:42
You are making me want to get a stormsword now damn you rictus!
Thunderbolt looks very good too.

Rictus
20-04-2007, 17:57
Oooh, arenuatica Imperialis....cool. My suggestion...get painting! *cracks wip*

cheers, keep up the good work
God you people are never satisfied are you?;) I shall attempt to do some more later though I have just spent 400 quid on my car (God I hate MoT & Service day) so I am not sure if I am in the best mood for painting.


Oh my! The Stormie is looking great Rictus and I look forward to seeing what kind of painting you can do!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:
And me! It's been so long I have no idea how things are going to turn out. Nice to hear from you again as well as you've been pretty quiet of late. Glad to see your Log about to be updated again (which i suppose I should really say in your Log not mine).


You are making me want to get a stormsword now damn you rictus!
Thunderbolt looks very good too.
Go on, get one, you know it's the right thing to do. I was damned years ago so your curse has no effect on me my friend, be careful too much antagonism will start me off on the ratling/ogryn conversation again....and you know you don't want that. I told you I was going to do some painting today, it didn't go too badly. I think I have now fulfilled my painting quota for this year.

Hopefully another update will be on here sometime tonight.

Rictus
20-04-2007, 21:55
A man of my word (sometimes) I have more pics of the first T'bolt:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/pip3.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/pip4.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/pip5.jpg

Could be better, but it's the first thing of painted for god knows how long so it isn't such a bad start. It still needs more touch ups if I can manage to do them without making more work for myself (needing to touch up the touch ups etc).

C&C etc?

Rictus
21-04-2007, 00:41
Slightly embaressed for making three posts in my own Log in a row without replies inbetween but never mind I do have a pic worth showing.

Finished (unless I find some more chaos sprues) the spikes on the left hand side of the big bugger:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4200001.jpg

Not sure what i am going to do tomorrow. I feel I have been deglecting my Enginseers Chimera so I may drop onto that for a bit Saturday leaving Sunday for the AI & Stomie. But this will probably change.

sir.spamalot
21-04-2007, 02:02
Awesome "field of spikes"

cheers, keep up the good work.

sheep
21-04-2007, 03:01
Looking awesome mate.

Is the whole lot going to be covered in spikes like that? Or just that patch?

The T-bolt looks good too, could do woth a little more definition, but its a tiny model so i'll let it slide fo now :D

Cheers

Sheep

DaCone2
21-04-2007, 12:24
NO! Anything but that! :cries:

How much have you spent on spiky bits for that stormsword?

Ninners
21-04-2007, 12:35
I thought I had a lot of 40k but you have loads! There are some really nice conversions in your armies, espically on the vehciles

Keep up the good work!

Rictus
22-04-2007, 19:53
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

sheep: That'll be it for the spikes. All of the IW vehicles have spikes just down the left hand side. Takes ages to do them (and a lot of spikes) so I couldn't face covering the whole vehicle with them.

DaCone2: Well you have been warned.... Most of the spikes come from the sprues that came with the chaos vehicles but I have had to buy three extra sprues (i think). I think they are 6 each so only about an additional 18 quid to add all the spikes, which when you consider the cost of the base vehicle an extra 18 quid hardly makes a difference.

Added some chains today, also found five more skulls (I really have run out of GW skulls now) so included them with the chains:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain2.jpg

I may add another chain on this side as it looks a bit bland compared to the other side.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain3.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain4.jpg

I may add some chain under the sponsons but not sure yet. What do people think?

sir.spamalot
22-04-2007, 20:25
I love chains on vehicles...go for it!
Another thing that may help "detail" the right side is SKULLS(just kidding) how about a big chaos icon on the flat panel right in front of the flamer turret(I'm looking at your last pic)

cheers, have fun

Rictus
22-04-2007, 23:49
I love chains on vehicles...go for it!
Another thing that may help "detail" the right side is SKULLS(just kidding) how about a big chaos icon on the flat panel right in front of the flamer turret(I'm looking at your last pic)

cheers, have fun

The flat panel has got stowage (from the Stormsword kit) that I haven't added yet.

Added one more chain as I mentioned above:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain6.jpg

The yellow circle is where the skull will go (when I find one). The green is where I am thinking of putting chain around the sponson though I'm nto 100% sure yet.

DaCone2
23-04-2007, 17:01
Are you going to spikify the other side too?

Rictus
23-04-2007, 19:08
Are you going to spikify the other side too?

Nope, as I said above the spikes will just be on the left hand side.

GOT SOME SKULLS! Thanks to ebay I am the proud owner of fifty 28mm skulls:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skulls.jpg

And the first one in place:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain7.jpg

Strelok
23-04-2007, 19:18
Dammit, another rictus log I was neglecting. Well, I'm here now and hopefully I can give some decent suggestions. Honestly, this post is simply to subscribe, but I swear I will start paying attention. As for that superheavy, it seems to be coming along quite well. How about a skeleton or even a guardsman crucified on the front (or anywhere on the vehicle for that matter).

sir.spamalot
23-04-2007, 19:46
Awesome, I ought get me some of those skulls....Was it an E-bay store or an individual seller?

cheers, keep up the good work

Rictus
23-04-2007, 20:01
Dammit, another rictus log I was neglecting. Well, I'm here now and hopefully I can give some decent suggestions. Honestly, this post is simply to subscribe, but I swear I will start paying attention. As for that superheavy, it seems to be coming along quite well. How about a skeleton or even a guardsman crucified on the front (or anywhere on the vehicle for that matter).
Welcome aboard! I don't want to go too overboard with the IW vehicles when it comes to body parts etc. I don't envision the IW that way (unlike some of the other Traitor Legions). I like the simplicity of the skulls as they still have a brutal aspect but not something that distracts from the vehicle itself, for the IW the vehicles, equipment and weapons should be the important thing not the decoration. Or at least that's the philosophy I have given my Warsmith.


Awesome, I ought get me some of those skulls....Was it an E-bay store or an individual seller?

cheers, keep up the good work
Here (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SKULLS-chaos-skaven-orc-ork-undead-tyranid-dark-eldar_W0QQitemZ170101711167QQihZ007QQcategoryZ4412 7QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem) you go. They actually come from France and while at five quid including postage may seem a lot it is far better than paying for individual sprues from GW and having to cut off and cleand up each skull (to get fifty skulls you will have to buy a lot of sprues and spend bloody ages working on them).

Strelok
23-04-2007, 23:17
Oh, my bad, didn't read in and see that it was IW, only saw the tank. Yeah, trophies in the forms of bodies are more the realm of khornate armies, slaaneshi hosts, or night lords vehicles....

Rictus
23-04-2007, 23:53
Only a small update. Spent a good half hour crawling round on the floor as I dropped the box of micro drills and I couldn't find the sods.Still haven't found three of them. Gits. Then spent ten minutes trying to get one of them out of a hole I was drilling without the thing breaking as it got stuck in it.

Anyway, in the end all I did was drill a hole for an aerial (the one said drill bit got stuck in) and add one more chain with a skull, I think the chain may hang too far down in the middle so it may change...piccy:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain8.jpg

sir.spamalot
23-04-2007, 23:55
If this is Iron warrior(which it is) Why don't you use an imperial fist carcass/crucified on the side or top?

just some ideas:)

Strelok
24-04-2007, 01:36
Crucifixion/display of corpses was already posed as an idea, but Lord Warsmith Rictus declined on the grounds that his IW were not so sadistic as to display corpses, only the skulls of the killed. However, impaled imperial fist heads and debased imperial fist iconography may fit, ay rictus? Despite the refusal, with such a large tank, I think I'd go for the crucifixion idea too, especially of an imperial fist marine.

Rictus
24-04-2007, 20:14
If this is Iron warrior(which it is) Why don't you use an imperial fist carcass/crucified on the side or top?

just some ideas:)


Crucifixion/display of corpses was already posed as an idea, but Lord Warsmith Rictus declined on the grounds that his IW were not so sadistic as to display corpses, only the skulls of the killed. However, impaled imperial fist heads and debased imperial fist iconography may fit, ay rictus? Despite the refusal, with such a large tank, I think I'd go for the crucifixion idea too, especially of an imperial fist marine.

Nah, still dont' want to do the carcass, crucifixation type thing but I do have plenty of Marine helmets after buying all the DA stuff so an Imperial Fist helmet here and there amongst the skulls wouldn't be a bad idea.


Lord Warsmith Rictus
Flattery will get you everywhere:D

Strelok
24-04-2007, 21:34
Haha, as leading idea-giver for many of your projects besides your own brain, I demand the title of Chancellor of Conversion Ideas!

schoolcormorant
25-04-2007, 00:14
Haha, as leading idea-giver for many of your projects besides your own brain, I demand the title of Chancellor of Conversion Ideas!

coci? sorry...i think it sends the wrong signals :D:p

SC

Strelok
25-04-2007, 00:22
Hmmm, in that case simply "The Chancellor" heh. I like the term.... I apologize.

Rictus
28-04-2007, 01:00
Severe lack of motivation this week, dunno why just one of those weeks. As such very little to show. Added some more skulls (10 in fact), added some chain to the Heavy Flamer turrets and added the tarp over the rear hatches.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4270004.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4270005.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4270006.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P4270007.jpg
I need to do something about the other hatch as well (top pic).

And Strelok....'The Chancellor'? Hmm, I shall concider it and get back to you...

Rictus
28-04-2007, 01:02
Oh, small distraction, I started putting together my FW Atlas together as well.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/atlas.jpg

schoolcormorant
28-04-2007, 01:06
all looks Fantastic Rictus, keep going man :)

SC

sir.spamalot
28-04-2007, 01:36
Really nice work old bean...

cheers, keep up the excellent work and get painting!:D

Strelok
28-04-2007, 03:37
Haha, that chancellor thing was definitely a joke. I am in no need of a title, :D The atlas looks quite cool. I really like the HB, haha.

sheep
28-04-2007, 07:58
Looking great as always, how does the quality of those resin skulls compare to GW plastic ones?

Cheers

Sheep

Murag
28-04-2007, 11:37
I am in love with your Iron Warriors army.

I might actually be forced to start work on my own when I am done with my 13th Company Space Wolves list - only problem being my lacking ability to assemble larger models, but if I paint your minis you can assemble mine, right?

;)

Rictus
28-04-2007, 17:02
Thanks for the comments everyone.

Just a small update today, I have put what I think will be the last couple of chains on this thing. The are the ones on the Heavy Flamer sponsons - here is the latest side on shots:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain9a.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/chain9b.jpg
Still want to do something about that one hatch. Not sure if to try and repair the one on there or just cut it off and do my own. Probably easier to do the latter so I may do that.

And while doing this I also added a fuel drum, spare chain & tarp to the Atlas:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/atlasb.jpg


Looking great as always, how does the quality of those resin skulls compare to GW plastic ones?

Cheers

Sheep
Size wise they appear spot on so they dont' stand out. I don't think quality wise there is a problem either. The GW ones seem to be a bit 'sharper' round the teeth but not sure if this will be noticeable when the beast is painted up (i hope). Clearest pictures I could get to show the skulls is these:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/skullscompare.jpg

C&C, questions, suggestions, financial donations, custard cream biscuits, amusing tales of high jinx etc welcome.

Liselle
28-04-2007, 17:41
Looking great, as always. I like the tarps, I haven't seen those used before and I think they look really good.

Strelok
28-04-2007, 17:43
All the skulls look excellent and should stand out well against the metallics of the tank. Any specifics on the color scheme, or will it be the usual metallic with chevrons on flat surfaces and barrels? What color will all the chains be?

As for high jinx, I was walking back to my dorm last night around 2 am and right in front of me a girl had her blinds wide open and was topless and I assume totally oblivious that she was in plain sight. Needless to say, I did a double-take and started laughing. The resident assistant for my floor got a kick out of the story as well and suggested I go and hit on the girl, as I was already half-way there. My girl friend agreed. :D

sheep
29-04-2007, 00:55
My girl friend agreed

You're a lucky man.

Thanks for that rictus, they just look like recasts to me.

Cheers

Sheep

Twilight
29-04-2007, 19:43
this is so awesome!!
can't wait to see them painted :D!!

twilight out!

Rictus
29-04-2007, 19:55
Looking great, as always. I like the tarps, I haven't seen those used before and I think they look really good.
The tarps are just a shirt I sacrificed for the course.


All the skulls look excellent and should stand out well against the metallics of the tank. Any specifics on the color scheme, or will it be the usual metallic with chevrons on flat surfaces and barrels? What color will all the chains be?

As for high jinx, I was walking back to my dorm last night around 2 am and right in front of me a girl had her blinds wide open and was topless and I assume totally oblivious that she was in plain sight. Needless to say, I did a double-take and started laughing. The resident assistant for my floor got a kick out of the story as well and suggested I go and hit on the girl, as I was already half-way there. My girl friend agreed. :D
Dunno about the colourscheme yet. Not really thought about it much. I do want it to be a dark, brooding colour scheme rather than a bright shiney metallic scheme. Probably the odd chevron to give a contrast. Not sure on the chains yet.

Isn't voyeurism the start of the slippery slope to becoming a serial killer?:D

Thanks for the comments everyone.

AMBS
29-04-2007, 20:51
THAT is a monster! I can't wait to see it painted :D

schoolcormorant
29-04-2007, 20:55
how do you glue the tarps to the model, i can imagine superglue will make it look inconsistent when painted, and what kind of material is it, i mean shirt, but cotton or what?

sorry about the questions...:D

looking good of course ;)

SC

Strelok
29-04-2007, 22:27
I think I'd have to see the rest of your IW before I could make any judgment on what color would look best. At this point, I am refusing to give any suggestions on conversions since I know you'll yell at me for causing your projects to take ages AND I want to see this tank get painted. I'll wait until your next project before I start giving suggestions again.

Rictus
29-04-2007, 23:36
how do you glue the tarps to the model, i can imagine superglue will make it look inconsistent when painted, and what kind of material is it, i mean shirt, but cotton or what?

sorry about the questions...:D

looking good of course ;)

SC

Feel free to question away my friend. And the answers are thus....
I wasn't sure at first how to glue them but I re-read the excellent Black Gobbo treadheads article and the tarp on that one used superglue and he didn't seem to have any problem related to using superglue. A small amount was used in strategic points underneath the material. I then used thinnned down pva to brush over it. It is quite solid now but still has a nice texture to it. As for material of the shirt I found the tag on it and apparently it is 64% viscose & 36% polyester. It is definately thinner than the cotton or cotton/polyester shirts I have.

schoolcormorant
30-04-2007, 00:25
ta for that Rictus :)

SC

Rictus
05-05-2007, 23:50
Busy week, mainly going to gigs including one that meant I was away for a couple of days. I also woke up this morning feeling crap and as such very little has been done, hardly worth an update in fact but I thought I should show I am still with the project in spirit.

I've sorted out the one hatch that was looking dodgey. Tried to make a replacement hatch but it all went down the sink so in the end just went with a plate mirroring the others on there. As the hatch is no longer there I was able to put some more skulls and spikes (I found a handfull more) in front of the plate. Having a plate means I have a bit of room for stowage as well (just held on with blu-tac for now).

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/plate.jpg

C&C always welcome, but try and be nice, I'm not a well person. And I don't just mean the psychological problems as per usual.

DaCone2
06-05-2007, 00:59
Spikes and skulls are always good! :)

Luthien
06-05-2007, 17:28
do we not get paint in this log :rolleyes:

MIGHTYPanhead
06-05-2007, 17:35
do we not get paint in this log :rolleyes:


Rictus's All Encompassing Build & Convertingathon.

;)


That superheavy is going to be mighty impressive once it's finished, all the little details make it oh so much nicer than a standard kit.

Rictus
17-05-2007, 23:48
due to a number of reasons i have been neglecting this Log for a few days but fear not for I hope to be doing some more on it very soon.

First off is the Stormie. There is one main job left to do, namely a dozer blade. Now I have a mine plow from a 1/35 scale Abrams but I am actualy going off the idea of using it:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5170013.jpg
I don't really think it fits that well both physically or aesthetically. Would be a bugger to create something that will allow the dozer to mate with the hull. Plus it sticks out alot. Not sure if it is really wide enough to look right.

After working on the dozer blade for my Enginseers Chimera (seperate Log, see below) I am thinking of doing a new dozer simiar to that. Quick pic for those who haven't seen it:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Guard/Chimeras/newdozerwip8.jpg
Think it may look better - big, mean and fit for purpose. It would be easier to make chaos it up as well as hopefully easier to attach it to the hull.

What do people think about the dozer question? Abrams or scratchbuilt?

On another note the lads at FW came through with my AI stuff...below is the missing part of the Marauder Destroyer and the two Lightning Attack fighters I ordered but which they failed to send out to me before (sent Strikes instead). Depending on the weather by the end of the weekend these should be assembled and undercoated. I may even start painting soon....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/AI/P5170016.jpg

Strelok
18-05-2007, 00:05
Being the one that causes you to do extra work through suggesting things, I would say scratchbuild the dozer. However, I'm making this statement because I honestly think it would look better, as the abrams dozer doesn't look Iron-warrior to me. I envision an iron warrior dozer as being able to plow through buildings and anything in its path, while the abrams plow looks a little weak for that sort of purpose. Plus, doing a dozer blade in the style of the one you did for the enginseer's chimera will allow you to incorporate some iron warrior iconography if you did so choose. Also, it needs some spikes, just because.

Rictus
18-05-2007, 00:11
To be honest at the moment I am leaning heavily towards the scratchbuilt one, I will do that unless someone can come up with a good reason to use the Abrams mine plow (apart from the fact I paid money to get it).

Sinzaren
18-05-2007, 00:12
I'd have to say the scratch built one, looks much better IMO

Sinz

Rictus
18-05-2007, 00:17
Thanks Sinz, that's 3-0 to the scratch build. This rate it's gonna be pretty one sided.

schoolcormorant
18-05-2007, 00:32
scratch built.
1) you can do a better job on it.
2) you'll find once it's completed (hah hah) you'll go "shouldn't have used that part..."

SC

Rictus
18-05-2007, 00:43
2) you'll find once it's completed (hah hah) you'll go "shouldn't have used that part..."

SC

Less of the sarcasm you, I shouldn't have to put up with sarcasm from someone only just past half my age....I get enough of that from my nieces. Kids today, i don't know. In my day we had respect and manners. And the way they communicate? My god, they butcher the English language. Shakespear would despair if he was here. I should write to the Daily Mail about it.....

It's true though. It'll never be finished....

Strelok
18-05-2007, 01:01
Pssh, ya sp3lled shakespeare wr0ng, why ya gotta be hatin' on us young 'uns?

Just kidding, I attempt to speak as properly as a Yank can (though I'm lacking when it comes to the use of u's in words like armor and honor and switching the r and e in theater and such).

On another note, I anxiously await more progress on the super-heavy :D

jasevx
18-05-2007, 08:44
As much as I take the pee out of our beloved Americans, your English is actually closer to the original, ours changed with the Empire, yours stagnated with Independence.

Anyway, rubber (or is plastic) loving Rictus, the scratchbuilt is much better for thos model, but the mineplough would be great for an IG engineer platform (ARV), so shelve it for later use.

Strelok
18-05-2007, 12:46
Agreed (on the part about the IG ARV). Rictus, don't you just love the concept of making another engineer platform for your guard based on how much work has already gone into the enginseer's chimera?

sir.spamalot
18-05-2007, 14:59
I would definitely go towards the enginseer style one, it's cooler and the other one is flimsy.


cheers, power to the people:)

Rictus
18-05-2007, 17:11
Pssh, ya sp3lled shakespeare wr0ng, why ya gotta be hatin' on us young 'uns?
It was late, I was tired and wanted to go to bed...


Anyway, rubber (or is plastic) loving Rictus, the scratchbuilt is much better for thos model, but the mineplough would be great for an IG engineer platform (ARV), so shelve it for later use.

Agreed (on the part about the IG ARV). Rictus, don't you just love the concept of making another engineer platform for your guard based on how much work has already gone into the enginseer's chimera?
Bugger off the pair of you, I ain't doing another Engineering vehicle:D

Thanks to everyone for your opinons, the census goes with the scratchbuilt version and who am I do go against the wishes of the people? Of course this does mean it'll be even longer before I finish the Stormie and can move onto the shed load of DA stuff I have, or LatD or Kreig.....

Hopefully then this evening or this weekend I'll make a start on it. Also really want to get the Enginseers Chimera finished build wise and also assemble the AI aircraft. I'm never going to get all that done though. Updates should follow of something over the weekend.

Rictus
18-05-2007, 23:59
Right, done a little prelim work on the dozer (emphasis on the word little). I am thinking of using one of the designs below, the top picture shows the dozer blade with it pointing in towards the stormie (similar to the Enginseers one above) while the bottom one has the dozer blade pointing away from the stormie. Not sure which one I will go with and I was wondering what other peoples opinion might be, basically In or Out?
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/dozerin.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/dozerout.jpg

Bit of a naff update really and I feel I have let you all down. This may make you feel better as it involves me being in pain. I got back from the gym yesterday and took a shower (naturally) and somehow managed to bang my head against the shower door steel handle (hard enough to draw blood infact). After accusing the door of being of illegitimate birth I bravely continued on but it appears I was still somewhat dazed as I then proceeded to spray deodorant directly into my face. It was an odd day.

sheep
19-05-2007, 04:20
Lock in number 1 eddie.

Although i really liked the grizzly dozer blade, don't ask me why it just tickles me the right way.

Cheers

Sheep

schoolcormorant
19-05-2007, 08:53
i've seen a baneblade with the same dozer as the second one, (don't think i'm accuising you of anything, theres only so much you can do :p) and it was in the IG collectors guide, look it up, near the back :)

sorry i don't have a scanner :(

SC

Rictus
19-05-2007, 11:42
Lock in number 1 eddie.

Although i really liked the grizzly dozer blade, don't ask me why it just tickles me the right way.

Cheers

Sheep
Are you often tickled the wrong way? And if so, in what way was it wrong...?
Well that's one vote for Dozer Number One.


i've seen a baneblade with the same dozer as the second one, (don't think i'm accuising you of anything, theres only so much you can do :p) and it was in the IG collectors guide, look it up, near the back :)

sorry i don't have a scanner :(

SC
Er, does that mean you prefer the second one over the first one? Unfortunately I haven't got the IG Collectors Guide, is it worth buying?

schoolcormorant
19-05-2007, 12:05
yeah, i think it is, thats me personally though :)

yeah, i like the second one!

SC

Rictus
19-05-2007, 12:15
yeah, i think it is, thats me personally though :)

yeah, i like the second one!

SC

Well i'll take a chance on you SC and keep an eye out for it.

Well that is one vote each for the two dozer designs. I am thinking I may just go ahead and do a 'full' mock up out of card for both of the designs. It doesn't take long to do and it will give a better idea of how the finished designs would look like.

DaCone2
19-05-2007, 13:23
I like the second one more too!

Nocturn
19-05-2007, 13:37
I would say out, 'cause in looks like a train...
i like all the skulls and spikes :P

sir.spamalot
19-05-2007, 14:49
The second one, "the cow plow" :cool:


cheers

Rictus
19-05-2007, 22:48
People seem to be leaning towards the second design (sorry sheep...) so I went ahead and did a better card mock up.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/dozermock1.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/dozermock2.jpg
It's big, it's mean, it's pretty evil looking. I kinda like it.

As always this is only a mock up to get an idea of size and shape so the final one in styrene will be more refined and shaper. Likewise the detailing and 'paneling' will be similar to the mock up but be different.

Thoughts?

Mrlemonjelly
19-05-2007, 22:57
I like it.

Strelok
19-05-2007, 23:24
Looks good. I like it. Add some spikes and skulls to the top edge?

Sinzaren
19-05-2007, 23:25
I give it 3 thumbs up :)

Oh wait where did that extra hand come from :wtf:

Rictus
19-05-2007, 23:51
Looks good. I like it. Add some spikes and skulls to the top edge?

I was thinking of having 'alcoves' or some sort of 'notches' running along the top and having a skull in each one. Not sure how practical the idea is yet as it depends on how thick I make the dozer.

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

Sinzaren you might want to see a doctor about that.

sheep
20-05-2007, 07:20
Oh well, i'll live.

Especially since it looks so good :D

Cheers

Sheep

schoolcormorant
20-05-2007, 09:20
i knew it looked best :p

SC

jasevx
20-05-2007, 12:02
Yes listen to him, for he is wise... ;)

sir.spamalot
20-05-2007, 13:41
W00t! That looks ace!:p

Are you going to use it as a base for your real one or a mock up?


cheers

Rictus
20-05-2007, 14:00
Just a mock up.

Glad to see people like it.

SC is indeed wise. Like a guru who lives in the woods, but without the woods.

sheep
20-05-2007, 14:08
He still wears the dress though :P

Cheers

Sheep

Daemonslave
20-05-2007, 14:24
Coming along nicely. I can't wait to see more updates.

Sinzaren
20-05-2007, 16:42
SC wears a dress :wtf:

I work with a guy like that.

One thing tho about your idea with the skulls, a guy at my local GW made up a mold from one of the bits of 40k scenery of a load of skulls, and cast it in plaster or something, then added it to the sides of his chaos tanks. Maybe you could do something similar on the dozer-blade. I'll see if I can get some info next time I'm in.

Rictus
23-05-2007, 17:01
Ok, the sum total of my progress over the last four days is this:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5230032.jpg

Yup, I have cut out and glued together three pieces of styrene. I admit this is pretty naff but in my defence Sunday was a wash out due to a family birthday (60th no less) while Monday I went to a Manic Street Preachers gig and the whole time I have been ill.

I had hoped to by now have put together the doxer blade, assembled and undercoated the AI aircraft and also undercoated the Enginseers Chimera (see other Log) but alas all I have to show is the three pieces of styrene above. It's a start though.

Unfortunately tonight will also be a non starter model wise as I am going to another gig, and even though I still feel crap i can't not go and see Biffy Clyro.

A piece of good news though is that IA5 turned up today...
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/P5230031.jpg
Lovely...On the down side this wants me to start on my LatD and Krieg armies...but I must resist for now.

Hopefully normal service will resume this Thursday, I am sure my adoring fans, or rather fans, or more likely fan (surely there must be one out there?) will be glad to here that.

Untill then...Mon the Biff!

jasevx
23-05-2007, 17:04
I've been holding back on the books, I find them ridiculously expensive. They'd make more money on the models if they downloaded the books on PDF files.

Apart from being a moaning old fart, good work on the blade Rictus, thought you'd done a runner! ;) And yes Manic Street Preachers are awesome!

Rictus
23-05-2007, 17:13
I've been holding back on the books, I find them ridiculously expensive. They'd make more money on the models if they downloaded the books on PDF files.

Apart from being a moaning old fart, good work on the blade Rictus, thought you'd done a runner! ;) And yes Manic Street Preachers are awesome!

Ah but it ain't the same as an actual book you can hold in your hands. I like the 'feel' of the book rather than reading off a screen or on printed off A4 sheets.

The Manics aren't what they used to be, but they still do a good show. In the old days they were better....

Man, both those those opinions make me sound so damn old.

schoolcormorant
23-05-2007, 17:30
Man, both those those opinions make me sound so damn old.

yeah....

i mean, no, course not :p

i know what you mean about the books, but still it's a lot of money to us mere mortals. the dozer blade is looking cool already, nice stuff :)

SC

jasevx
23-05-2007, 17:33
Nearly as old as me then! ;)

Love to see the Sterophonics, sounded brilliant in Preston

Rictus
23-05-2007, 17:46
yeah....
You know how to wound SC, you know how to wound....Damn the youth with their casual cruelty....

Thanks anyway, Thursday should see the bulk of the work done on the Dozer Blade (not sure what I used capitals there, must be some significance).


Nearly as old as me then! ;)

Love to see the Sterophonics, sounded brilliant in Preston
Not quite that old....sorry, felt I had to do that:D

I'm a bit gigged out at the moment, been to about four in the last few weeks, and a few more in the months before these. Annoyingly nothing else seems to be on now. Wouldn't mind Funeral for a Friend.

If you like live music go and see The Wildhearts. You haven't lived till you have seen them.

Strelok
23-05-2007, 18:19
One of the best live bands in my opinion that I have had the pleasure to see is Flogging Molly, nothing better than some good old dublin irish music mixed with california punk rock :D Well, then again, I've also seen Tom Petty and he and the Heartbreakers are pretty great live as well.

On a slightly more related note, how is IA5, Rictus? What is the Dark Angels segment like? I'm an old school fan of the DA but haven't yet even looked through the new codex....

elotsip
23-05-2007, 18:35
Oh, I hope that means my book shows up soon too!
Gimme gimme gimme...

Rictus
24-05-2007, 00:18
The gig was excellent. Great band and a great performance. Even the support was good (good enough for me to buy a cd for ten quid even though I could probably get it online for cheaper). In honour of the gig the Stormsword will henceforth be known as 'Biffy'.


One of the best live bands in my opinion that I have had the pleasure to see is Flogging Molly, nothing better than some good old dublin irish music mixed with california punk rock :D Well, then again, I've also seen Tom Petty and he and the Heartbreakers are pretty great live as well.

On a slightly more related note, how is IA5, Rictus? What is the Dark Angels segment like? I'm an old school fan of the DA but haven't yet even looked through the new codex....
Irish music? Hmm, give anything a go once.

IA5 (from what I have had chance to see) is a good read. The DA stuff is really just background material, colour schemes, organisation etc. No new rules but an interesting read on how they took part in the campaign.


Oh, I hope that means my book shows up soon too!
Gimme gimme gimme...
Well you'll just have to wait for yours to turn up as you ain't having mine. So keep your hands off, I have two guard cats who aren't afraid to take a life in the line of duty.

schoolcormorant
24-05-2007, 00:22
Well you'll just have to wait for yours to turn up as you ain't having mine. So keep your hands off, I have two guard cats who aren't afraid to take a life in the line of duty.

no kidding, cats are vicious, i swear i've only ever been in contact with cats for 10 mins or so, not long, but whatever happens i always end up with some wound or other.

bloody things :p

sorrry, i'm just not good with cats :o

whats the white primed mini next to the dozer blade earlier on?
remember, priming is just half the battle, you know whats next rictus ;)

SC

Rictus
24-05-2007, 00:33
no kidding, cats are vicious, i swear i've only ever been in contact with cats for 10 mins or so, not long, but whatever happens i always end up with some wound or other.

bloody things :p

sorrry, i'm just not good with cats :o

whats the white primed mini next to the dozer blade earlier on?
remember, priming is just half the battle, you know whats next rictus

SC

How could you not like cats? I mean how could you not like something like this....
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/lucywar2.jpg

The white figure is just a Marine Serg that is left over from me reorganising my DA army after I got hold of the new codex. I stuck it on ebay but no one wanted it so it is just hanging around my desk, first figure I put my hands on when I wanted one for scale.

schoolcormorant
24-05-2007, 00:47
propaganda.

SC:D

titan136
24-05-2007, 08:25
thats a really cool dozer blade ya got there. where did u get all the 28mm skulls? does the guy have any more?

jasevx
24-05-2007, 08:30
Cute pussy! Just waiting to pounce on the 'toy' soldiers and chew them up!

Strelok
24-05-2007, 18:35
Haha, great cat picture! Leads me to question what the cart would think if it fell into the wash side of the sink :D Tell me what to think of Flogging Molly, btw, rictus. Awesome that the gig was good, I think you should write the name on the dozer blade in the script that the band slayer uses.

Rictus
24-05-2007, 22:53
thats a really cool dozer blade ya got there. where did u get all the 28mm skulls? does the guy have any more?
Thanks. I got the resin skulls off ebay. The guy is actually in France but th postage to the UK was decent and the skulls didn't cost much. Just do a search on ebay for skulls and if he has more on there it should show up (he has sold quite a few on there so far). I'll have a look for the guys ebay name if you want.


Cute pussy! Just waiting to pounce on the 'toy' soldiers and chew them up!
Nah, she far more enjoys destroying boxes. Simply forcing herself into them and destroying them because she is so fat Box A (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/lucywar1.jpg) Box B (http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/misc/lucysboxsmll.jpg)


Haha, great cat picture! Leads me to question what the cart would think if it fell into the wash side of the sink :D Tell me what to think of Flogging Molly, btw, rictus. Awesome that the gig was good, I think you should write the name on the dozer blade in the script that the band slayer uses.
Will have a butchers for Flogging Molly. You may like the support at the Buffy Clyro gig last night. A guy called Frank Turner. He does acoustic stuff, very good lyricist with a nice wit. Excellent performance and really got te crowd going. Liked him so much I bought his album at the show and this evening ordered his two ep's from Amazon.

Some progress has been made. Not as much as expected as I had a new thought on how to do the front and it took me a while to decide how to cut the strips out (they were too long for Da Choppa to cut them).

Anyway, some pics:
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5240030.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5240033.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5240036.jpg

Basically I have added the chevrons on the front, added thetop pieces and also bulked the doxzer up by adding a second layer of styrene at the back. It looked too weedy at only 1mm thick before. Next up will be the angled piece at the bottom and then adding the arrows.

Thoughts? Comments? Random musings?

schoolcormorant
24-05-2007, 22:56
i like it alot, the chevrons draw the eye and make the shape more obvious (that make any sense?) what mechanism are yougoing to use it? the normal guard one will be a bit small right?

loved the boxa/b thing, can't belive you labelled it :D

SC

elotsip
24-05-2007, 23:21
Looking good. I plan to mimik that style of dozer blade for my hell hound.

Sgt_Hudson
24-05-2007, 23:26
You need to do a guide on how to make the mine plough/dozer blade! forgive me if i'm being ignorent and havnt seen if you have already done one!

More to the point the Iron warriors are looking stunning and also how did you get the fine chevrons in the dozer blade??

cheers SGt_H

Rictus
24-05-2007, 23:50
i like it alot, the chevrons draw the eye and make the shape more obvious (that make any sense?) what mechanism are yougoing to use it? the normal guard one will be a bit small right?

loved the boxa/b thing, can't belive you labelled it :D

SC
Thanks SC. I'll be using the regular Guard one but widening it and probably bulking it up a bit. Still need to work out how to get it to match up with the hull yet so things may change.


Looking good. I plan to mimik that style of dozer blade for my hell hound.
Go for it. Every HH needs a dozer to knock aside the burnt corpses. I'll be keeping an eye on your Log as usual to see how the Hellhound progresses.


You need to do a guide on how to make the mine plough/dozer blade! forgive me if i'm being ignorent and havnt seen if you have already done one!

More to the point the Iron warriors are looking stunning and also how did you get the fine chevrons in the dozer blade??

cheers SGt_H
I will see what I can knock together for you. The chevrons were pretty easy to do in the end. I just cut out strips of styrene of equal size, angle one end by 45 degrees. The first one was glued to the front of the dozer. I then glued the next piece in place with a thin piece of card seperating the two strips. The other strips were glued on in the same way. The strips where then trimmed & sanded where they overhung the dozer. Did that make sense?

Strelok
25-05-2007, 01:18
Awesome idea adding the chevrons to the dozer, that will make the straight lines of the chevrons I was hoping you were going to paint on so much easier! The plasticard rendition of the chevrons came out great. Also, I'll check out frank turner as you suggest :D By the way, I've never heard the phrase "have a butchers" but I assume it means look for or something along those lines?

jasevx
25-05-2007, 08:42
Got to say, brilliant piece of engineering! what more can be said?

Rictus
25-05-2007, 13:25
Awesome idea adding the chevrons to the dozer, that will make the straight lines of the chevrons I was hoping you were going to paint on so much easier! The plasticard rendition of the chevrons came out great. Also, I'll check out frank turner as you suggest :D By the way, I've never heard the phrase "have a butchers" but I assume it means look for or something along those lines?
Rhyming slang - Butchers Hook = Look. Oh the vagaries of the English Language.

I'm always on the look out for more music. The only problem is when you reach a certain number of cds it takes hours to decide what to actualy play.


Got to say, brilliant piece of engineering! what more can be said?
Ta, hopefully by the time you get back from your holiday it'll be finished, alternatively i'll of got distracted and done bugger all else to it (quite likely as I have IA5 to read yet).

sheep
25-05-2007, 13:27
Sweet, well done on the hazard stripes they look ace.

Cheers

Sheep

sir.spamalot
25-05-2007, 15:40
Those hazard strips are so excellent, I wonder if you are going to paint this?? Are you *looks at Rictus*


cheers

Rictus
25-05-2007, 18:01
Sweet, well done on the hazard stripes they look ace.

Cheers

Sheep
Ta Sheep.


Those hazard strips are so excellent, I wonder if you are going to paint this?? Are you *looks at Rictus*


cheers
In all seriousness untill I get hold of the new Chaos Codex I don't know if this will remain an IW tank or not. There is always the possibility it will go to my LatD along with the IW Bassie (which apparently the IW won't be able to have now). So any painting will have to wait untill I know what scheme to do it in.

Little update. Added the angled bit at the front as well as the arrows on the front. Added some GS to fill a few gaps included where the two angled pieces meet and I made a bit of a mistake with angling the ends so they didn't meet right.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5250030.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/squirrelnation/Iron%20Warriors/Stormsword/P5250031.jpg

While the GS cures I am going to read some of IA5. After that though I will clean up the GS, add rivets to the arrows, put the bits on the angled bit (could do with some better words to describe all this) that you can see on the card mock up. Then it'll be wear & tear and battle damage on the front.

C&C always welcome.

Wolf Scout Ewan
25-05-2007, 18:10
Wow! Thats some really nice scratchbuilt dozer right there!

sir.spamalot
25-05-2007, 20:09
Now I'm really jealous :p

Well, do you have an Iron warrior army?


cheers

DigitsDavid
25-05-2007, 21:22
Looking sweet Rictus! Nice piece of work.