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    So bunked off work for half to have trial of homemade transfers and I'm pleased with the result, the lettering in blue really works on the red background I think, what do you guys reckon???
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Looks the Biz

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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Mrnon,

    Your transfers are quite subtle and that makes them work.

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    Cheers Nitro, CB

    been playing and tweeking with hazchem markings but have not got the 40k feel to them yet,

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    So nearly 2 months have passed and finallly got back to asking some models. Had a good day building a scenic peice for my space port dio, anti aircraft defence tower utilising good old pringles tube as the main column with the Icarus storm cannon array from the stalker kit placed on top. Ladders for the mechanicus sector kit will be used down the side along with the usual bits box raiding, cabling and scratch fine detail. hoping it won't be 2 months till my next post
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    Not bad at all hope that ladder is going to go down further.
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    It is indeed, struggling to get to sleep, bad back, so have finished the ladder!!
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    Thats looking cool. How do you plan on painting it ?
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    Thanks Sdkfz

    Carefully!!!!

    think grey/green for the column, with plenty of rust streaks, the guns will probably be red or blue, undecided at present, may just go with the same colour through out.

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    Think having the guns in another color would look better, but thats just me
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Your probably right, red is winning at present, but away on my family hols at present so will get back to it tomorrow when I get home and unpack everything.

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    Be waiting right here then
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    Quick update,
    So have decided to go with red for the Icarus array along with gun metal and mechanicus grey, base coats mostly done and will be moving onto washes and weathering when I get a chance. Couple of quick shots of progress with the main column well on the way and only needing a dry brush of leadbelcher or equivalent over the ladder rungs to give it a used feel,
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    Re: Craneblade. My first big conversion project

    Thats looking mighty fine, Mate
    Looks like it was the right decision going for red guns, looks great IMO.

    Like how youve added the rivets to follow the twist in the cardboard of the can.
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    You could even use some of the terrain for the upcoming Necromunda release. Just build a cap to hide the Icarus...like a smoke stack top that would just drop down on top. (If you plan to play Necromunda of course)

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    Cheers both, glad the rivet pattern stood out.

    my wife ( of all people ) said it lacked something, and needed something else to break up the column surface. Have picked myself up of the floor from her comment I began working on a platform and round door, added a hand rail for the overall effect and just need to blend it in with the rest now. Also painted some of the finer detail and weathered the guns
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    Looking good. What army does the missus play
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    CHAOS!!!!

    well that's what she causes anyway
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    Little conversion work on a skitarii climber for the aa tower, going for a sharp shooter effect. straight forward cut and reposition for the most part so far, trying to decide if I the ranger or vanguard head would work better,
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    Thats looking ace ! Im really impressed by that guy.
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