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    Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Eggs on legs! The greatest Warhammer 40,000 miniatures of all time! Chibi Terminators! The most iconic Squat models!



    Thane Rædwald in Exo-Armour – a tough egg to crack.

    This Exo-Armoured Squat Thane is the first Squat miniature I ever bought for a bargain 60 pence. He’s the nucleus around which my Squat obsession has grown, and has sported several paintjobs down the years. His chainsword arm is taken from a Chaos Squat in Exo-Armour, and is a conversion necessitated by the original owner. I can feel guilty chopping up such rare Exo-Armour components – but you can’t make a omelette without breaking a few eggs.



    Eggs on legs. In this colour scheme, Kinder Eggs on legs.

    The banner is tomato purée foil plus King Kazador’s back banner. When converting Squats I try to keep their components (bases aside) from 1994 or earlier so the sculpting and detailing style match. 1994 marked the release of the last ever Squat model in the from of the Epic Thunderfire Cannon, so everything up until that point I consider fair game for conversions.

    The bases are a tad excessive at 40mm, but I started the squad back in 2012 32mm bases weren’t on the market. Such big bases help them pass for Terminators more easily in games. Plus it means I can build up the bases’ height to allow the Squats to get a little closer to being eye-level with their opponents. As the elite Squat unit it gives them a great presence in the army.




    The hard-boiled Rædwald and his retinue supporting Strifemaster Borun.

    I’ve modelled the squad with a multi-melta, which feels the most Squatty of all the heavy weapons. It’s also a commonly enough available component from the Rogue Trader era to be chopped up guilt-free.

    Lots more Squats coming soon!

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    Chapter Master Lost Egg's Avatar
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Awesome. Great paint jobs on these classic minis.

    I loved multi-melta's in 2nd ed

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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    love Squats, so +5 stars.
    Have a look at my Combined Krieg/ Ryzan Husarz-Grenadiers attempt: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177393
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Awesome. Really.
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Even though these look egg-like, they aren't as hilarious as the hairy bikers on the trikes,
    it's a damn shame they never made a proper effort to revamp them properly.
    Have a look at my Combined Krieg/ Ryzan Husarz-Grenadiers attempt: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177393
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Very striking colourscheme there Curis. I'm still hoping Squats make a comeback someday although Macrocosm's Diggers are pretty close!

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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Loving the color scheme and the rocky bases. Keep'em coming. I'll be sure to follow this. My old Squats wait to be stripped and re-done. Still need to find some missing ones from eBay. Cheers.

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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Great Squats mate hope to see more.
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Now there's a blast from the past!
    Kinda makes me feel 9 again!
    The paint job is superb.
    Great fun and hope to see more of them.

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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    I have seen some of these from you before and they look fantastic.

    I hope that you can post a pic of what you have finished so that we can all enjoy them because, to be honest, if you don't, tiny kittens will die of sadness
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    I knew I'd seen these somewhere else :

    https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/spac...hold-t319.html
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    Re: Curis' Squats of the Furnace Valley

    Inso,

    Curis has a couple of PLOGs on WarSeer, just check out his profile and you can see his other work.

    Cheers,

    CB

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