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The Ordos Majoris - Hobby, Painting and Modelling => Painting and Modelling => Topic started by: Lord Borak on April 08, 2015, 11:45:55 PM

Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 08, 2015, 11:45:55 PM
Greetings gentlemen! This is my first of, and hopefully, many posts is this place! First off, I'll introduce myself! I'm Lord Borak (if you couldn't read the name from the left side of the screen). I am on Librarium Online and on Dakka Dakka if you frequent those places. I've played GW games for a round a bout 20 odd years and started with second Editon 40k. I've played every GW game except Man-O-War (I'm not THAT old!).

To cut a long story short I've become a bit burnt out with 40k and the 'End Times' has pretty much killed my main love which is Fantasy. So I'm delving into the Specialist side of things again!! Hence why I'm here obviously.

My 54mm Inquisitor collection consists of....

1x Tyrus,
6 covenants in various stages of completeness.
10 Guardsmen (inc Stone)
2 Kal Jerico
1 Tech Priest.
1 Marine
2 Gun slingers
......and random spares.


So, what I have in mind is to start a Campaign at the local club using my models. I have converted up one Warband which the campaign will be centred around. Obviously "Pics or it doesn't count" so here are some pics of the aforementioned Warband!


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0044_zpscgdwbyqw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0044_zpscgdwbyqw.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0045_zpsgvvrp13x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0045_zpsgvvrp13x.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0046_zpsi6f1cxum.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0046_zpsi6f1cxum.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0047_zpssgb08owc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0047_zpssgb08owc.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0052_zps0wo42pcs.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0052_zps0wo42pcs.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0054_zpsxs5q17ll.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0054_zpsxs5q17ll.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0055_zpsjoui3e8i.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0055_zpsjoui3e8i.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0056_zpsms7tu5xi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0056_zpsms7tu5xi.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0057_zpslolzhp9c.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0057_zpslolzhp9c.jpg.html)


What do you think thus far? I'm planning on making a 5th member which will be an Ex Pit Slave with chainsaw and breacher arms.


Lastly, I'm working on the second warband which is based on an 'Execution/Hunter' Team. They go in and they kill what ever needs killing. It's a 5 man team consisting of one inquistor and 4 Inquisitorial Storm Troopers (all will be built from the covenants!). I've almost completed the Inquisitor...

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0048_zpsnwplk2ti.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0048_zpsnwplk2ti.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0049_zpscmougcbh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0049_zpscmougcbh.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah019/DSC_0050_zps7olvscdi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah019/DSC_0050_zps7olvscdi.jpg.html)

This will be his shield.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah021/DSC_0058.NEF_zpseq9njqgl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah021/DSC_0058.NEF_zpseq9njqgl.jpg.html)


Anyway. That's enough for now I think!

PS: I tend to ramble on a bit.......
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 09, 2015, 01:23:18 AM
Have the traditional yellow welcome:

Welcome to the Conclave!

Now that's not a bad introduction you've presented. There's some pretty nice sculpting you've got going here and some pretty crafty uses of what are now decade old parts (we have this long running theory about just how many ways there are to use the old range, somewhat contrary to the occasional claims that it was far too "specific").

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So, what I have in mind is to start a Campaign at the local club using my models.
Having tracked you through a few forums (I've left quite a lengthy reply on your question thread on Dakka Dakka), I eventually got a bearing on where you are (you posted a link to one of your club's Facebook albums).

If it should interest you, it's a fairly easy run from there to Nottingham (a direct train, in fact), and we'll be holding an event up there at the end of next month if you want to discuss things in person: the Inquisitor Grand Tournament (http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2526.0) (trust me, despite the name, it's not actually a competitive event.)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 09, 2015, 08:01:42 AM
Cheers for the welcome! That is some serious stalking going on there. The inquisition would be proud. You're not far from me either by the looks of things.

I'm from Bedfordshire and the tournament I posted on Dakka Dakka was at Luton. As for your tournament, thanks for the Invite but I'm flying out to Australia on Monday and won't be coming back until May - Maybe next year when everything is painted! Is there many people who attend? I'm all game for an Alcohol + Games Event. I am heading up to Nottingham in August though and will probably bring a Warband with me alongside all the other little toy soldiers......... Just saying!

The =][= range is pretty limited but that's not a massive issue so long as you're prepared to sculpt the odd arm or torso here and there! I'd rather do that then shed out 60 for a covenant on Ebay anyway ;) I'm also making use of the Instant Mould to make copies of a few parts such as Helmets and pouches. I could sculpt the pouches is all fairness but, eh, I'm rather spend my time sculpting something more fun!


Lastly, thank you for your reply on Dakka Dakka. I have responded but from now on I'll be directing all my =][= questions towards this thread now. I think I'll do some quick games just for people to get an idea of how it works and then start the campaign proper. Well, none of this is going to get started until May anyway.




Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on April 09, 2015, 09:30:14 AM
A great way to introduce yourself here. There's some very neat sculpting work going on here. Are you using thin rod pushed into the greenstuff and then snipped for the rivets? It's a technique I've seen that I am tempted to try myself. You've nicely solved Gruss's one sleeve issue as well by sculpting a good arm for the left too.

Really looking forward to seeing the warband develop.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on April 09, 2015, 02:24:53 PM
Nice looking stuff, especially the sculpted torso and adjoining head
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on April 10, 2015, 04:06:28 AM
Looking good so far, that is some nice GS work. Let's see some painted (and perhaps join the painting challenge hint hint  ;)  )

Cheers Aurelius
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on April 10, 2015, 07:13:33 PM
Awesome stuff! I really like your clean GS style (makes me want to try GS again rather than ProCreate...) and I'll echo the request for how you've done the rivets.

You said there were going to be another five killtroopers using Covenant as a base - how are you planning on differentiating them from each other? Having them all in the 'Dr Doom legs' pose might give the impression they're about to break out into coordinated dance :P
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 10, 2015, 11:45:04 PM
Cheers guys!

Right, Rivets. This is actually a lot easier than you're thinking and possibly a little more bizarre. Basically, own a Water filter? Open up a cartridge and inside you have thousands of little balls of different sizes. You then just select the size you want (Tweezers are a must) and press it into some soft GS. That's it.

As for my Green stuff work. A fair chunk is made using the Instant Mould stuff. The Rogue Inquisitors torso is actually a cast from covenant which had some defects in it so I picked up my trusty knife and hacked pretty much all details away until be became what he is now. There is a little bit of scupting on there but not much. The arms and head are GS'd from scratch though!



You said there were going to be another five killtroopers using Covenant as a base - how are you planning on differentiating them from each other? Having them all in the 'Dr Doom legs' pose might give the impression they're about to break out into coordinated dance :P

I had thought about that and I kinda like the image of two Inquisitors and their warbands having a dance off.......... I'll probably do a couple of them in different poses. It does mean sculpting legs completely from scratch but hey-hum. I was thinking of one Running and another with one foot on a crate of some sort. Just enough to break up the squad. Paint jobs can work wonders after all!!

Let's see some painted (and perhaps join the painting challenge hint hint

Working on it! I'll take a model or two with me on Holiday ;) The willing is there...... I'm just not so sure the time is!





Sorry, no pictured of toys just yet. On a random note. How do you guys make your characters stats up? Do you use the stats from the Big Green Book or do you use the Random character Generator. Or do you just make them up?


EDIT: Colour schemes people. I need ideas for the rogue inquisitor. Shall I go for the Generic Black and Red? I mean, Im pretty sure it's in the Inquisitors contract that if they go rongue/evil then their uniform has to be Red and Black. Or shall I go for another colour? Deep red Robes with a dirty bronze breastplate?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 11, 2015, 03:41:15 AM
Is there many people who attend? I'm all game for an Alcohol + Games Event.
The events I've been to have averaged roughly a dozen attendees, although not all of the regulars manage to make it all of the time.

That's obviously pretty small by the standards of most gaming events, a side effect of Inquisitor being rather old and ill-remembered these days, but it's not exactly a bad thing. Inquisitor benefits from a rapport and familiarity between the players, and with the game being a very niche thing now, all the players tend to be very committed and rewarding to game with.
(It also means we're rather obsessive, so don't take us too seriously!)

On a random note. How do you guys make your characters stats up? Do you use the stats from the Big Green Book or do you use the Random character Generator. Or do you just make them up?
As I wittered on about over on Dakka, most players (those I know, anyway) write stats by hand.

I'm not entirely opposed to random stat generators for games, but I prefer to see them used only if they're an integrated part of the character writing process. Dice made some interesting contribution to the assassin I play in the "forum" Dark Heresy game, in that my loose concept got about 15-20cm shorter after she rolled only Strength 25, which has been an interesting RP experience (I'm about 187 cm/82kg, so playing a 153 cm/42kg character on a regular basis is quite literally a different perspective, having to visualise the scene from a foot lower than normal!) but if I had been working from a more fleshed out concept, it would have been something of a spanner in the works to have the dice remind me that they're unintelligent lumps of plastic that have no regard for my mental imagery.

As such, I'd only really advocate random generators if you're planning on the stats being an early stage in the creative process... which there's nothing wrong with as an approach, but most people I know tend to leave the stats until the later stages of bringing a character to the table, until after they've got more of an idea of who it is they'll be playing.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2015, 10:25:34 AM
Right. I have an update for you before I start packing things!!


Painting has started on the Rogue Inquisitor. I went for Dark Angels Green Armour (to be a bit different). The clothes will probably stay black but with green details/freehand to tie it into the armour. The green and Visor is finished (minus damage obviously) but the metal is just basecoat and wash at the mo.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0052.NEF_zpskrolisyh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0052.NEF_zpskrolisyh.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0053.NEF_zpsejb5trkx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0053.NEF_zpsejb5trkx.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0055_zpswbakfowi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0055_zpswbakfowi.jpg.html)

Secondly. I added a Mechaden.......Mechadendi......... Mecha-Tentical (Chinese school girls beware) to the Magos and modelled it so he's ripping up a cable from the ground (sneakily cutting a power line or coms line). It was made froma  paper clip wrapped with thin brass wire.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0056_zpsxpdusrv5.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0056_zpsxpdusrv5.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0057_zpspblpnhmf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0057_zpspblpnhmf.jpg.html)


Last but by no means least. The shield is done. All that's left to do on his now is to make a scabbard for his sword. Then he's done. I'm going to keep the head separate so I can swap between heads as the whim takes me.


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah023/DSC_0059.NEF_zpscqcmkekh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah023/DSC_0059.NEF_zpscqcmkekh.jpg.html)
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If I can get back online whilst in Oz I will. But if not speak to you in 2 weeks!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2015, 10:55:00 AM
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While I'm here I was thinking about this for the rogue Warband. Tips and ideas would be appreciated  from the experts.:)


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Inquisitor: 
  WS    BS         S         T        I       Wp      Sg      Nv      Ld   
  80     75     50+32    59     79      86       81      86      87     

Equipment:
Carapace on Chest, Abdomen & Groin, Enclosed Helm with Rebreather, Flak Armour on Arms & Legs, Chain Sword, Bolt Pistol + 1 Reload and 1 Reload of Stalker Shells, Average Bionic Arm - str50

Skills:
Leader,  Right Handed


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Magos Helnskos :
 WS    BS     S        T        I      Wp     Sg     Nv     Ld   
 69     59    120    65     69     78       88    88    86   


Equipment:
2 Average Bionic Arms - str60, 2 Average Bionic Legs, Average Bionic Lungs, Bionic Head - AV3, Flak on all locations except Head, Range Finder, Laspistol with Reload, Power Axe, Med-Skull

Skills:
Rock Steady Aim, True Grit, Regenerate, Right Handed

((Fluff behind this guy is that he's been infected with living metal. The Mechanicum either want to eliminate him for being an abomination or capture him, dissect him and study him. This represents his Regenerate))





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Cyd & Sid ((Twins))
 WS    BS     S       T         I      Wp      Sg      Nv      Ld   
 50      75     61    57      60     61       67      59      56     

Equipment:
Flak armour on Chest & Abdomen, Stubber wth 1 Reload, Revolver with 2 Reloads, Pump Action Shotgun + 2 Reloads

Skills:
Fast Draw, Ambidextrous, Gunfighter, Quickload, One Soul Two bodies*

Psychic Powers:
Wyrd - Telepathy.

One Soul two bodies*
Cyd and Sid may only use Telepathy to talk to each other. If one of them suffers from system shock then the other must pass a toughness test or also suffer system shock. If one of the Twins dies then the other must pass a toughness test or fall unconcious. If passed then he will suffer from frenzy, Force of will and Furious Assault. In addition to this the survivor will attempt to track down and kill his brothers killer. Even if it means ignoring the mission objective.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 12, 2015, 12:09:57 PM
Ideally, this kind of stuff gets discussed in the "Inquisitor Rules" section, but I'll address it here for now.

Firstly, it's hard to review statlines without knowing their backstory. But...

~~~~~

"Inquisitor"

Most of his stats are in the high 70s and 80s. This is very high by modern stat standards*, and will mean that he'll quickly and definitively decide many confrontations simply by acting first (because his chance of failing in what he attempts is relatively small). That's hardly as interesting as a game where the fate of events hangs in the balance across several turns. (This is particularly true given his nasty weaponry).

We also tend towards Inquisitors being capable fighters (they wouldn't last long if they couldn't survive a fight or two), but generally not the best in the warband. Inquisitors are largely investigators (especially in this game), so they usually get to where they are more because of a keen mind than prowess as a warrior. Given they have to have a broad skill set, it's quite understandable how agents in their employ might better specialise in certain areas - to quote the old adage "Jack of all trades, master of none".

Don't merge the strength values of bionic arms like they do in the rulebook. It's a problem if the GM needs to know a character's Knockback or how far he can jump. It's a mite messy, but I tend to use values like 70/95 (60/35) - respectively, the character's base strength, total strength, and then the individual strength of each arm (which is sometimes needed).

*There hasn't ever been a second edition of the game, so we do our best with a consensus on what things work well.

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Magos Helnskos

I'd be a little surprised if a Magos really did have only average bionics. Take a look at Dave Knowles' More machine than man (http://www.darkmagenta.net/articles/Hes%20More%20Machine%20Now%20Than%20Man.pdf) article from Dark Magenta, it'll give you more options.

He might also be a bit of a monster in game, given the massive damage of that power axe, and the fact he just won't keel over. My only regenerating character is a little tougher (but because of traits that reduce some injury effects - her toughness is also 65), but gets zero armour, much lighter weapons (stub-autos, and less powerful ones than those in the rulebook at that) and isn't actually all that much in a fight.

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Cyd and Sid

While themed naming is a good thing (one set of sibling characters I have uses distinctively Welsh names to tie them together), using homophones will heavily interfere with running the game and get old fast.

Again there's some generally high stats - for example, based on the guidelines nearer the front of the book, which are generally more reasonable and conservative, Sg 50 is "educated" (not a common state in the Imperium), so Sg 67 represents some very well read people.

Their skill set is... a little uninventive, at least until the end.

One soul Two bodies as a concept is interesting (I think you do need a good angle if you have two identical characters on the table), but might be problematic in game. They'll often pass out simultaneously, which may make balancing games difficult, and it doesn't really give them any notable advantage to compensate.

I'd definitely lose the last two sentences though, and quite possibly the Frenzy too. If they're going to go nuts, that can (and should) be handled through roleplay.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2015, 12:35:49 PM
Ok cool, thanks for the pointers. I was just using the stats that were in the rule book. I'll make a separate thread in the right part of the forum and go from there ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on April 14, 2015, 04:07:55 AM
Nice sculpting on the shield - is that a press mould or self done? Very symmetrical.

The WIP paint looks really cool as well, nice blending and highlighting. Are you going to do some freehand anywhere on the armour? Might break up the green a little. Or hazards stripes. Got to have some hazard stripes  ;)

I'm going to be doing some stats for my guys soon as well, and am slightly terrified as have no idea. I better go re-read the Conclave article
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 26, 2015, 04:51:35 PM
Cheers mate. The shield is self done and, yeah, it has to be symmetrical as I'm a tad OCD when it comes to things like that. Oh, and about those hazard stripes!!!


Very happy with the way the Green stuff painted up....... you almost wouldn't know :D
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0224_zpsfavmnwi3.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0224_zpsfavmnwi3.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0226_zpseaxfsodv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0226_zpseaxfsodv.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0225_zps79uaznho.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0225_zps79uaznho.jpg.html)

Green came out the best in this one...
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0234_zpszhc4nxxz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0234_zpszhc4nxxz.jpg.html)



Made this guy whilst bored. He's an escaped Pit fighter/Slave. The head is a press mould of Sergeant Stone.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0228_zpslni2xm6v.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0228_zpslni2xm6v.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah024/DSC_0229_zpsipolsqvt.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah024/DSC_0229_zpsipolsqvt.jpg.html)


NExt up is the magos. Who has two more Mechadendrites.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: DapperAnarchist on April 26, 2015, 11:26:40 PM
Nice press mold! Also, that Inquisitor had a VERY lucky escape with those bulletholes... And the green is lovely!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on April 27, 2015, 03:46:18 AM
Holy cow! That is an impressive press mould! Have you got any tips you are using? I assume it is a two-part mould?

The painted inquisitor looks ace, I especially like the detail on his cloak, that is some very nice painting.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 27, 2015, 05:08:40 AM
Thanks guys! :)

..that Inquisitor had a VERY lucky escape with those bulletholes... And the green is lovely!

Yes, yes he did. :S Blame my youth for those holes as I put them in that model many, many, years ago! Cheers about the green, it's the last of my Dark Angels Green :(



Holy cow! That is an impressive press mould! Have you got any tips you are using? I assume it is a two-part mould?

The painted inquisitor looks ace, I especially like the detail on his cloak, that is some very nice painting.


Yeah man, It's instant mould (Google it if you haven't heard of it). There's loads of online tutorials but give me a couple of hours (maybe a day) and I'll write one up for you. It may even have pictures!!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 28, 2015, 01:52:16 PM
Magos is done. Although, looking at him now, I might go back and add a freehand cog pattern to the hood.


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah025/DSC_0232_zpshkrk6xbs.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah025/DSC_0232_zpshkrk6xbs.jpg.html)
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(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah025/DSC_0235_zpsndu5fwrf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah025/DSC_0235_zpsndu5fwrf.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah025/DSC_0236_zpsiqltwmuw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah025/DSC_0236_zpsiqltwmuw.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah025/DSC_0238_zpsciaq7izx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah025/DSC_0238_zpsciaq7izx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on April 28, 2015, 02:20:07 PM
That is a very nice rich red, and the yellow on the cable isn't half bad either... good work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 29, 2015, 08:38:20 AM
Cheers mate. To be honest the Red took me the best part of a day so after I'd done that I was pretty much sick of the model and wanted it done. Which is why some bits look a little rushed.

Anyway!! Here's 'The Executioner'. I went for a fairly high tech look as I figured the Inquisitions bounty hunter would have the best gear. The helmet is based off the Praetor pattern Space Marine Helmet. Thinking of adding a back pack, thoughts?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah026/DSC_0230_zpsqskuqs7z.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah026/DSC_0230_zpsqskuqs7z.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah026/DSC_0231_zpsnh4dlofg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah026/DSC_0231_zpsnh4dlofg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah026/DSC_0233_zpsiqzvhyvb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah026/DSC_0233_zpsiqzvhyvb.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah026/DSC_0232_zpsugeu7q3x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah026/DSC_0232_zpsugeu7q3x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on April 29, 2015, 01:39:32 PM
looks cool, do you plan to sculpt more details on the face plate or leave it plain jane for mysteriousness? :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 29, 2015, 11:06:01 PM
The original plan was to have lenses and vents on the face plate but when I had it at this stage I just fell in love with it so I kept it 'as is'. The mysterious blank face is pretty fitting I think and looks quite sinister. Back ground for this guy is that he's the 'Executioner'. The Dude the Inquisition sends out when something needs to be purged or brought in in chains. His team will be a couple of Inquisitorial storm troopers when I get around to converting them.



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on April 30, 2015, 06:53:15 AM
i missed that mechanicus; gorgeous red!

for the bounty hunter, did you consider having him looking over the shield?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 30, 2015, 07:50:06 AM
The head isn't stuck on yet actually because I couldn't decide if I was having him in the pose above or in the pose you suggested.... :S I'm leaning towards the pose in the pictures as it just looks a little more dramatic.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on May 03, 2015, 01:46:38 PM
I must have missed the Magos,  and I will echo the above - a lovely rich red.  ;D A bit of white freehand would really make him pop I think. The executioner is really cool too. I am leaning towards a backpack, as the side on view looks a little flat
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on May 03, 2015, 08:29:54 PM
Great red on the Magos, but I'll mirror Aurelius's comments about some freehand and a backpack for the other guy. A little cog pattern around the cuff of the sleeves perhaps?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 08, 2015, 03:13:33 PM
Cheers guys! :) I'll definitely get onto that freehand.

Ok, been quiet on the update front I know but it's because I've been working on something that I wasn't sure would work - As I've never done anything like it before.... So I was holding off on pictures until it was done! Which it is!..... maybe. I'm gonna go back and re-do the banding on the shin guard and maybe a few other things too while I'm at it.

This is actually my first full sculpt and my first sculpted face as well. Thoughts, criticisms etc all welcome.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah028/DSC_0236_zpsq6xwx6rg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah028/DSC_0236_zpsq6xwx6rg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah028/DSC_0239-001_zpslwttynbq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah028/DSC_0239-001_zpslwttynbq.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah028/DSC_0245_zpsssz2hx4y.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah028/DSC_0245_zpsssz2hx4y.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah028/DSC_0246_zpsawgtedcx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah028/DSC_0246_zpsawgtedcx.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah028/DSC_0247_zpsf1thmjcq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah028/DSC_0247_zpsf1thmjcq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on May 08, 2015, 04:18:39 PM
I'm afraid I'm going to have to start by saying something that probably doesn't sound hugely encouraging, but... I think it's a she?
The body shape is somewhat androgynous (curvy with fairly broad shoulders) and I tend not to read too much into first attempts on faces, because they take practice.

I know that sounds negative, but trust me, this is a very respectable first attempt. I've been sculpting for years, and I will frequently redo or rework parts - most often faces, but there have been other casualties (such as the Mordant Sgts legs, if you recall that from my thread).

The model's sex aside, there are a few anatomical issues to bring up - the knees are a little low on the legs (more notable on the left leg, as it's bent), the right buttock should hang a little lower than the left (as the left leg is raised) and the eyes should be further down the head (half way from top of scalp to bottom of jaw).

Regarding that last one, I'll try to pull up (and quite probably rework) an old tutorial I did on faces, as they take a bit of learning - it sounds odd for something we see every day, but most people don't truly know what faces look like; we tend not to learn because their recognition is usually handled by subconscious visual processing... which is fine until you're trying to draw/sculpt/paint and find that information cannot be called upon consciously.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 08, 2015, 06:11:53 PM
Cheers for the tips Marco. I've re-worked the left knee and re-worked the face by narrowing the chin and building up the cheek bones. It's not easy to see in the pics but 'she' looks a fair bit more girly (I think anyway). Not much I can do about the eyes without cutting the whole face away and starting again, so I'll just put that down to experience and claim that that's just how people look on her world ;) I also lowered her bottom (ooo-eer matron!) so hopefully that's all sorted now as well.


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah029/DSC_0235.NEF_zpsdol41lfu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah029/DSC_0235.NEF_zpsdol41lfu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah029/DSC_0236.NEF_zpsup6e9cze.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah029/DSC_0236.NEF_zpsup6e9cze.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah029/DSC_0237.NEF_zpspca2akfr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah029/DSC_0237.NEF_zpspca2akfr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah029/DSC_0239-003_zpsh9c4qzly.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah029/DSC_0239-003_zpsh9c4qzly.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on May 08, 2015, 09:21:34 PM
Yep, that's a big improvement. The legs look a lot better and the cheekbones help the face - it was a bit gaunt and masculine before and the long hair made the original result slightly reminiscent of David Bradley (Filch) in the Harry Potter films.

While I can understand your reluctance to cut away and redo parts, I will reiterate the point that I will regularly redo parts I'm not happy with. So while perhaps not this time, it's good to keep as an option for the future.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on May 10, 2015, 08:50:59 AM
For a first attempt at sculpting a whole model, that's pretty impressive. What's the character's story?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on May 10, 2015, 02:03:42 PM
Well color me impressed for a first attempt I think it is phenomenal. Also a very unique pose, I can't quite decide whether she is about to light her iho stick, or fling the lighter into a puddle of promethium!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on May 11, 2015, 09:50:43 AM
I think it's great, the legs/knees are slightly out but I can say without doubt it's at least 3.67 times better than I could do :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 12, 2015, 01:19:57 PM
Love the richness of the magos' paint job. Stunning.
Your sculpting is something to be envied!  :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 13, 2015, 10:35:19 AM
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words! It's a huge confidence/ego boost :D I'm planning on sculpting a squad of Kasrkin/Inquisitorial Storm Troopers as well at some point when all these other models are done!


Speaking of getting models done. I've painted the skin and hair on Dixx. To be truthful I painted this on the weekend but I've been doing Overtime at work so just haven't had the time to take pictures or paint any more! The skin is a mix of Scab Red, Bestial Brown and Dwarf Flesh. Highlighted up with Dwarf Flesh then Elf flesh. Finally washed with a mix of Codex Grey and Elf flesh around the nose and below the chin for shadow.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah030/DSC_0002_zps2dduqzld.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah030/DSC_0002_zps2dduqzld.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah030/DSC_0003_zpsobrzprog.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah030/DSC_0003_zpsobrzprog.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah030/DSC_0006_zpsbefzaiaj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah030/DSC_0006_zpsbefzaiaj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah030/DSC_0007_zpsdqxjxzv3.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah030/DSC_0007_zpsdqxjxzv3.jpg.html)

I'm thinking of adding some sort of band logo on the back of her leather jacket and some small motif to her T-Shirt but I dunno what. I was thinking 'Lasguns n' Roses' on her Jacket, obviously with the Guns n Roses logo. AS for the T-Shirt, colour and motif ideas please! :D


Van Helser,

She's just a ganger-turned arms dealer with a subtle abilty to read minds :D She's currently on the run after screwing over the wrong gang (which just so happen to be Alpha legion spies in a warband coming soon)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 14, 2015, 09:55:23 AM
Thinking of something like this on the back of the jacket with "Lasguns and Roses" and, obviously, lasguns instead of Pistols. Good/Bad?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah031/images_zpsz7c4jn12.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah031/images_zpsz7c4jn12.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 14, 2015, 01:07:18 PM
if you can pull it off at a 1cm diameter it'd be something, perhaps a simplified skull with lasguns crossed underneath?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2015, 05:39:51 PM
Pictures are a bit rushed but........... ?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah032/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsgqjbxlgk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah032/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsgqjbxlgk.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah032/DSC_0003.NEF_zps1fno89lr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah032/DSC_0003.NEF_zps1fno89lr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: DapperAnarchist on May 17, 2015, 12:23:37 AM
Oooooh, that's nice. I guess she's from the mean streets of Paradise Hive? Or did she used to work for a gang lord called Master Brownstone?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on May 17, 2015, 10:30:53 AM
Some astoundingly gorgeous brush work there. Green with envy over here!

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on May 17, 2015, 10:05:43 PM
Really great paint job there, it's beautiful.

I've been meaning to comment on this thread for some time now as your pieces are fantastic. Could you do a bit of a tutorial or at least take some WIPs while you're working with GS? There's a substantial amount of your GS work that looks as if it was press molded from GW models with some slight modifications, I'd just be interested in seeing what your process is. For example, your Covenant based inquisitor, are those straight-up terminator boots for legs? The arms look like standard SM arms as well, but slightly longer (unless I'm imagining things). Really great stuff, interested in your methods.

Similar questions for your scratch piece. Again, it looks brilliant. Some bits of it (the vest and legs, for instance) look very similar to other Inquisitor pieces (vest from Talon, legs similar to the scout). I didn't know if you used the GW minis as reference when you were sculpting or if you had some kind of pseudo-press mold sorcery you were doing.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 22, 2015, 10:33:53 AM
Cheers guys! Paradise Hive, eh?, I like that!!

Alyster, I do use a simple press mould to copy a few GW parts, like the girls Lasgun and Stones head. However the rest of it is just sculpted. The girls torso whilst, yeah, does look like talons torso is completely scratch built with no mould work. AS for the Power armoured feet, the armour is just sculpted over covenants feet. The arms are sculpted over those alternative slick devlan arms. As for the moulds I use, I use INSTANT MOULD. Google it, there's loads of internet tutorials out there.  If you're after a specific tutorial I don't mind doing them :) 


Right, picture time! She's done!........... maybe. She feels to 'clean' so I might add some dirt, scuff marks and weathering on the metals. Speaking of metals, I'm really not impressed with my metallics on this model. :S

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0001_zpsnccsdd5j.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0001_zpsnccsdd5j.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0002_zpsfcbnxgz3.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0002_zpsfcbnxgz3.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0003_zpsj8a9hasz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0003_zpsj8a9hasz.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0004_zpscfbybmjx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0004_zpscfbybmjx.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0005_zps6gfxnedl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0005_zps6gfxnedl.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0006_zpso6owceuo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0006_zpso6owceuo.jpg.html)

This last photo was supposed to show the highlighting on the leather off..... but the camera focused on the crate......... you get the idea though.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah033/DSC_0007_zpsa9mb7lgx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah033/DSC_0007_zpsa9mb7lgx.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on May 22, 2015, 01:16:19 PM
let's be honest, with this display of skill, I don't think there's very much advice anyone on here can give you  :P
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on May 22, 2015, 01:18:35 PM
I think she looks great as she is, so I wouldn't dirty her up too much.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Dionzi on May 24, 2015, 08:41:47 PM
Gorgeous - I agree with Cortez: keep her as is!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on May 24, 2015, 11:35:27 PM

Alyster, I do use a simple press mould to copy a few GW parts, like the girls Lasgun and Stones head. However the rest of it is just sculpted. The girls torso whilst, yeah, does look like talons torso is completely scratch built with no mould work. AS for the Power armoured feet, the armour is just sculpted over covenants feet. The arms are sculpted over those alternative slick devlan arms. As for the moulds I use, I use INSTANT MOULD. Google it, there's loads of internet tutorials out there.  If you're after a specific tutorial I don't mind doing them :) 


In that case my hat's off to you. The pieces looked so GW that I figured you must have modified existing parts somehow, but that's just some beautiful sculpting. Mostly I was excited to try some new short cuts, but alas, I'll just have to spend more time practicing :)

As far as the paint job, why don't you try dirtying up the boots and base a bit? You've obviously got the skills and it does look a little clean right now. Really beautiful paint and sculpt job. If you ever cast up any of your pieces I'd certainly be up for purchasing one (or two, or three).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Dullmohawk on May 25, 2015, 07:09:34 AM
To echo Heroka, I'm not really sure I'm in any position to offer critique of anything in the thread. A bit of weathering might do her good, but she looks very sharp as is!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 27, 2015, 11:03:40 AM
Thanks guys!

Heroka, all advice is good mate! Anyway, I'm not a very good cook but I can still tell the mrs if something is edible/on fire or not - so all opinions matter!

Alyster,, Thanks man. To be fair, when it came to his power armoured boots I did copy a FW terminator which is probably what made you think I'd moulded it. Easy thing to do is to not bite off more than you can chew. do little steps at a time. When I did those boots I did the toes and the heel then left it to dry. Then went and did the main foot armour, again letting it dry before I did the leg armour. Then when that was dry I did the banding.




Right, I went back and added some minor damage to the Investigator and also some freehand on the Magos' robes.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0019_zps2o8qylks.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0019_zps2o8qylks.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0020_zpsfucqjmcv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0020_zpsfucqjmcv.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0021_zps4hyqjmyz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0021_zps4hyqjmyz.jpg.html)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0022_zpsiueztm0z.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0022_zpsiueztm0z.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0023_zpsggfnnqnr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0023_zpsggfnnqnr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0024_zpsvcbdqi49.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0024_zpsvcbdqi49.jpg.html)

AI'm also half way through painting up the next model. Well, I say half way. The skin and face is done.  EDIT: That face painted up pretty well (It's made form a press mould remember!)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0027.NEF_zpslelh2u4z.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0027.NEF_zpslelh2u4z.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0028.NEF_zpszmas6gca.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0028.NEF_zpszmas6gca.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah034/DSC_0029.NEF_zpsj4v8f6rh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah034/DSC_0029.NEF_zpsj4v8f6rh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on May 31, 2015, 01:27:14 PM
That free hand has finished off the Magos nicely. And the white/black motif for the cog pattern, I am super impressed with how it has turned out - thematically a really neat idea.
Your press mold Stone has worked well too,  so much so that I may have to have a try myself sometime soon
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on June 01, 2015, 02:33:20 PM
it's strange, you think you've seen all the combinations of GW bits that work (and several that don't), then you go post this Stone conversion and I'm left thinking that I actually don't recall having seen that combination before and it's so obvious in hindsight - the perfect pit-slave model.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 01, 2015, 06:17:58 PM
That free hand has finished off the Magos nicely............Your press mold Stone has worked well too,  so much so that I may have to have a try myself sometime soon

Cheers, I can't claim credit for it though as it was a blatant copy off the new Skitarii models! Press moulding is awesome but far trickier than it first appears. It took me about 3 attempts to get stones head right and even then the 'mould line' was fairly horrific - he lost all the metal studs on the top of his head for example.

it's strange, you think you've seen all the combinations of GW bits that work (and several that don't), then you go post this Stone conversion and I'm left thinking that I actually don't recall having seen that combination before and it's so obvious in hindsight - the perfect pit-slave model.

Well, thanks! I actually got the idea from this picture. I don't know who did it but it's Necromunda Fan art from someone. I didn't go for the face plate because I just like the brutality of stones face. (although it was a Plan B if the mould didn't come out well!)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah035/necromunda-pit-slave_zpsyhdbye9s.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah035/necromunda-pit-slave_zpsyhdbye9s.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Redsunz2000 on June 03, 2015, 12:07:29 PM
Lord Borak, this is fab. I would also request you mould Dixx. What a great sculpt and the paint job is simply awesome. I'd suggest you DO add the metal faceplate on the Stone conversion - the fan art picture makes him look like a nutter.
David
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on June 09, 2015, 10:12:11 AM
I really like the way that pitslave is going, and it gives me some inspiration on what to do with all the breacher arms I have lying around.

The extra details on the Magos are great additions and really round off the model. They are all superbly painted and the hazard stripes are a great unifying theme.

Top notch stuff all round.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on June 11, 2015, 04:06:55 AM
I don't have a huge amount to add to the conversation (beyond repeating my compliments regarding your painting's clean yet natural colours, or copying other people's thoughts on your use of Stone as a pit fighter), but I am going to stick my head in so you know this stuff is not going unnoticed.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mypunkrockisbetterthanyou on June 13, 2015, 07:05:54 AM

Just realized the female has a shirt that says "[EXCOMMUNICATE] happens." Absolutely glorious work there, hombre. Kudos.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 22, 2015, 06:23:02 PM
Hey guys sorry for the late reply. Not had anything to update the thread with so, well, just felt guilty lol. So here I am with an Update!

Firstly thank you for all the nice comments! Keep 'em coming because between them and the guilt of not updating this thread is all that's keeping me going! No one is really bothered about getting back into Inquisitor at my club so this is probably going to be more of a hobby enterprise now. Well, Untill next year when I can go to your INQGT :D

As for moulding Dixx. I honestly have no idea about how to mould anything. If I get around to sculpting another model I might drop G'Gav a line and see if we can cobble something between us. Once I get a few projects out of the way I don't mind doing requests.

Right, anyway I said I had an Update and an Update I have!


Here's Thrakk, one of the 4 Hydrak Brothers who will be appearing in a thread near you soon (ish). I went for a pretty dirty and grimmy feel to him. I added a few Imperial Tattoo's to hint at maybe a Guard/PDF background. Obviously prior to finding himself in an underhive gang and then ending up as a lobotomised Pit Slave.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah038/DSC_0013_zpskmovgpiq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah038/DSC_0013_zpskmovgpiq.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah038/DSC_0014_zpsdcs33edj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah038/DSC_0014_zpsdcs33edj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah038/DSC_0015_zpsgm6wx85e.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah038/DSC_0015_zpsgm6wx85e.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah038/DSC_0016_zpsdjtnmahy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah038/DSC_0016_zpsdjtnmahy.jpg.html)


I'm going to work on my Power Armoured Bounty Hunter next. I've made about 4 back packs and haven't been happy with any of them. Luckily I've actually discovered a pack back on a model that is actually what I was trying to build....... so that one is on Order!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on June 24, 2015, 12:30:24 AM
Really, really nice paint job there. Your placement of chevrons and the faded/chipped red paint really jazz the piece up. Very subtle but effective use of blood splatter as well. All this stuff really helps bring out the personality in your pieces. Again, just fantastic stuff. I plan on stealing much of it.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on June 25, 2015, 08:20:30 AM
Nice work with the tattoos - those details really bring what is already a fantastic model to life.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Dullmohawk on June 25, 2015, 03:22:30 PM
Holy emperor, you've done a splendid job of him! Just about the most brutal, effective conversion of the Stone figure I've seen yet. And just like Alyster pointed out, the chipped paint is very well executed!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 28, 2015, 09:31:52 AM
Hey guys, apologise for not posting for ages. Spare time has been somewhat infrequent the last few weeks/months due to getting ready for my First born and raking in the overtime at work (84 hour weeks). Anyway, you don't care about that!! You just came here for some eye candy and toy soldier porn.

So, this is pretty much all I've been up to that's worth posting. This is R013130, a Battle servitor bodyguard for my Magos. This idea was a blatantly plagiarised from Wick's Praetorian (thanks for the idea!)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah042/DSC_0001_zpspy6kjy2n.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah042/DSC_0001_zpspy6kjy2n.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah042/DSC_0002_zpscjq4pdvn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah042/DSC_0002_zpscjq4pdvn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah042/DSC_0003_zpsufoqpfsv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah042/DSC_0003_zpsufoqpfsv.jpg.html)

Scale shot

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah042/DSC_0004_zpsqzjrqvgn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah042/DSC_0004_zpsqzjrqvgn.jpg.html)



Still trying to come up with rules for this bad boy. The main Back story idea is that he's a lobotomised Acolyte who failed the Magos in some way (probably for breaking something important). I know it needs fleshing out but hey, I'll do that on the train to work. :D Right, I'm not going to promise to post more frequently because I can't but I'll at least try and get some painting done.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on August 29, 2015, 08:31:33 AM
Great conversion of sentinel pieces to create something original. If I had one criticism it would be that the lascannon looks to have a fixed arc of fire, and could do with a ball joint against the torso. However, I don't think I'd be able to do something like that myself!

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 03, 2015, 10:58:11 PM
Still trying to come up with rules for this bad boy.
It's not the rules section, I know, but my preference for bionics and mechanical components these days is generous armour but a more modest toughness (often, my characters will have a second BIV for their bionics)

This gives them a lot of ability to resist damage in the first place, but they don't cope with any actual damage so well (not having the same level of injury response and redundancy that evolution has given most creatures).

As far as whether he needs rules for his lobotomy... I don't know. If he has any degree of autonomy, I'd guess it'd be reasonable to play it by ear a lot.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 07, 2015, 10:04:49 AM
Cheers guys. well I hope you you haven't waited too long for this :D This must be the fastest follow up update I've done in a bloody long time!! Quite happy with the Chevrons but I get the feeling it's a little bit 'clean'

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0002_zpselbfht83.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0002_zpselbfht83.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0003_zpsp3a2t7nh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0003_zpsp3a2t7nh.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0004.NEF_zps20mmicsl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0004.NEF_zps20mmicsl.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsp7xqiewy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsp7xqiewy.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsr2i86tdp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsr2i86tdp.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah043/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsfatvpbwr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah043/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsfatvpbwr.jpg.html)


Thanks for the advice Marco. Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is BIV?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on September 07, 2015, 01:40:39 PM
Looks great. Somethings have to be clean, otherwise how would you know anything else was dirty  ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 08, 2015, 09:41:03 AM
Cheers mate!

I was thinking of adding some blood splatters to the sheers and maybe dirtying the feet up a bit. Yay/Nay?

Right, whilst we're pondering about that you can also ponder about what to do with this chap. This is Tech Acolyte Crassos who follows the Magos around like a lost puppy. Not sure what I want to do with the other arm. Either a Flesh and blood arm holding a pistol or a Mechanical arm with built in rotary cannon of some sort. Still working on the fluff for this chap.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah044/DSC_0003_zpsov5hvcvf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah044/DSC_0003_zpsov5hvcvf.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah044/DSC_0004.NEF_zps0vqocba0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah044/DSC_0004.NEF_zps0vqocba0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on September 08, 2015, 11:48:10 AM
I am always a bit wary of two arm replacements unless one of them is a full bionic arm and hand, it's a fingers thing. Fair enough if the flail is mechadendrites but if not how would he manipulate object if not? For this reason I say flesh arm
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: DapperAnarchist on September 08, 2015, 01:57:31 PM
I'm going to go against Radu, and say two mechanical arms, to reinforce the "puppy following around/complete servant" thing
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on September 08, 2015, 03:01:32 PM
On the other hand, I'll agree with him. I tend to avoid arm replacements on characters, because I always end up wondering how they'd dress themselves, make a sandwich or open doors.

I tend to make tools supplementary to hands, a suitable replacement for hands, modular (such that they can be replaced with multiple different tools, weapons or just fairly ordinary bionic hands), or a circumstance where its impracticality is either intentional (such as a penance) or irrelevant (a servitor).

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on September 08, 2015, 09:18:10 PM
Don't eat sandwiches, use an oiler grot - or a skull if you're a puritan....

I always choose the cool-factor when I don't have a set background for a character - and this pose doesn't say "everyday items" to me  ;)
Of course nobody knows if the right arm is a flail or a bunch of dendrites yet to be finished, so I just  tossed another one this way, heh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on September 15, 2015, 03:09:57 AM
To weigh in on the hands, no hands, discussion, I'd say go with no hands. The idea of the wire-mass being used in some creepy way as substitutes for fingers is great. Whose to say that one couldn't become just as proficient (or perhaps more proficient) at any number of hand-related activities by using a strange mass of wires? That may have come out wrong, but I don't care, I'm tired and my point stands.

As for the robot, that is frustratingly good. I've had a piece on my table for a couple years that I've been wanting to put together that looks something like that (with more organic pieces). Rather than despair I'll just steal you ideas though. Hopefully mine will look half as good (whenever I get around to it).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 21, 2015, 09:35:07 AM
Thanks for the advice/Ideas chaps. I ended up keeping the flesh and blood arm (sorry!). I reasoned that the guy is just an Acolyte, a new inductee into the Machine cult, so wouldn't be overly mechanoid. As fun as a 'Mr Tickle' would have been. Anyway, this is where I'm up to. What colour are Acolyte robes by the way? I as thinking white with a Red Cog boarder but I'm not convinced.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah045/DSC_0009_zpsizxygk7w.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah045/DSC_0009_zpsizxygk7w.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah045/DSC_0011_zpshi2ukxq2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah045/DSC_0011_zpshi2ukxq2.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah045/DSC_0012_zpsnuasqiqc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah045/DSC_0012_zpsnuasqiqc.jpg.html)


Alyster Wick,
Cheers mate. I was going to go with the whole 'Flesh torso wired into a machine thing' that you did so well but stopped myself at the last minute because I didn't want it to be too close to yours. Glad you like it though and, of course, steal away. It's only Fair ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on September 21, 2015, 04:58:02 PM
Looking absolutely lovely as ever!

the only thing I'd comment on is the gun looks a little primative for a scion of MArs - maybe one of the new 28mm Mechanicus Skitarii weapons would fit better?

keep up the good work!

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 04, 2015, 12:27:00 PM
Cheers mate. Maybe you're right about the gun but then he's going to be using Specialist ammo  :-\ Maybe that's good enough? Bit late anyway as it's all green

Ok, anyway, he's not finished but any progress is better than no progress! I've gone for a half white/Red robe to symbolise an Acolyte. no idea why I went for it it just seemed to fit. Not sure what to do with the tabbard though so any ideas would be welcome :D So, thoughts?

I think I might go for a blue effect on the cables as they're 'electro-flails'. Maybe.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah046/DSC_0008_zpsled3wji0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah046/DSC_0008_zpsled3wji0.jpg.html)
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(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah046/DSC_0010_zpsh7abgefb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah046/DSC_0010_zpsh7abgefb.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah046/DSC_0011_zpszpbaytrm.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah046/DSC_0011_zpszpbaytrm.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah046/DSC_0012_zpsxmzanhum.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah046/DSC_0012_zpsxmzanhum.jpg.html)stuffedin.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on October 04, 2015, 05:11:49 PM
Really nice clean paint job there. Your white cog pattern is vibrant and offers a nice contrast with the rest of the model. The chevrons as a theme fit wonderfully, this one is subtle and well executed. If I had to nit-pick, the skin looks too clean for a tech adept. I'd expect more discoloration or bruising from all the chemicals mixing with his body and all of the assorted mechanical bits bolted onto him. Your skin tones as they stand are beautiful, my criticism is purely on the basis of how the paint job contributes to the character of the model.

Also, if you're going with electro flail rules I'd go with some blue hue. You've got the skills, why not show them off? Lastly, the chunky revolver is great. One might think the mechanicus would have fancier tech, but the juxtaposition is quirky and adds character. Specialist ammo is helpful as well. Plus there has to be a faction of the mechancus that worships chunky technology with seldom breaks down and can be used as a club in a pinch.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 21, 2015, 08:37:47 AM
Ok, I had a crack at some glow effects on the electro-flail and I'm not 100% sure I pulled it off. I think it needs a final spot of white to really make it 'pop'. I'm also thinking of adding some purpley-blue veins on his arm to make him look sickly/full of chemicals but other than that, and some dirt on his robes, he's done. What do you think thus far?



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(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah047/DSC_0025_zpsuanf1ijo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah047/DSC_0025_zpsuanf1ijo.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah047/DSC_0010_zpsm06pqznz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah047/DSC_0010_zpsm06pqznz.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah047/DSC_0017_zps0qgnjy18.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah047/DSC_0017_zps0qgnjy18.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah047/DSC_0019_zps10wnn8zs.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah047/DSC_0019_zps10wnn8zs.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on October 21, 2015, 12:49:46 PM
I'd go for a tatt on the forearm instead of veins. Great painting as always. You need a really electric blue before you do the white, I use an awesome P3 privateer press blue which has heaps of pigment and is really bright. Will try and find you the name
Cheers Aurelius
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on October 25, 2015, 10:23:07 PM
reminds me of the very crisp paint jobs Kierkeggard used to do - although yours are a bit more naturally toned than his sometimes vibrant work  :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on October 26, 2015, 02:35:18 AM
Really great piece there. He seems a bit clean at the moment, I think chemically veins would go quite nicely. I'll echo Aurelius's opinion re: the electric blue up to white highlight on the flail. It looks good now, but a little more work there would make it pop.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 15, 2015, 02:05:32 PM
*Blows dust off thread*

Well, not quite a month since my last update! I forgot to take pictures of the 'dirtied' up Tech Adept but I have done some greasy stains around the base of his robes. I'll take pictures on my next update :)

Anyway. The past three days I have FINALLY got some spare time to myself and done some hobby! Egads! First up is my first piece of 54mm scenery. I'm planning to do some form of oil refinery. Expect lots of tanks (to blow up!) and churning machine to throw people in :D

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0019_zpse1znlegg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0019_zpse1znlegg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0020_zpsu4rq6gmr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0020_zpsu4rq6gmr.jpg.html)

Next up is The Executioner. Going for a funky blue effect. It takes ages but I like it.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0022_zps8vny8zwk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0022_zps8vny8zwk.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0023_zpsz8gnkcbj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0023_zpsz8gnkcbj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0025_zpsvt1gemqt.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0025_zpsvt1gemqt.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah048/DSC_0026_zpswqnpt7il.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah048/DSC_0026_zpswqnpt7il.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on November 15, 2015, 07:12:06 PM
i'm not usually one for unproductive posts but HOT DAMN!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on November 16, 2015, 03:50:39 AM
I concur. The funky blue NMM type effect is teh awesumzorz.

Quote
First up is my first piece of 54mm scenery. I'm planning to do some form of oil refinery.
I really must get those old Paul Rudge scenery articles digitised at some point.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: LeahO on November 17, 2015, 09:37:30 PM
Further reiterating the comment that that is incredibly beautiful. To me, it almost doesn't look metallic - more like those star sapphires (https://www.google.com/search?q=star+sapphire+stone&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAmoVChMI84PLkbWYyQIVoSxyCh3qUg-H&biw=1274&bih=593). The illusion of rich, gleaming surface is incredible. What colours were you going to balance it out with elsewhere on the figure?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on November 17, 2015, 11:22:10 PM
My PC is going to short circuit, it's drowning in drool :)
That is one of the prettiest paint jobs I have seen in 20+ years of looking at model soldiers and it's not even finished yet
I think some form of mirror shield effect would be cool rules wise or anti laser armour
Looking forward to seeing this guy done
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 19, 2015, 10:23:35 AM
Lol Thanks guys. I think I'm going to need comments like those to keep me going on this model. It's hard work, the kind where you think "I wish I'd never started"

Anyway, hopefully this update wont disappoint. Sorry it has taken so long but the chest piece took me three attempts to get right and I'm not 100% happy with it now but if I do it again I'm afraid the paint will be too think and will end up being lumpy. The left arm is pretty crap compared to the rest of the piece and I only did the bit behind the shield in case I want to swap weapons. Oh well I guess I'll never take the shield off and hide the errors!! Looking at the pics however i think I do need to go back and add another highlight to the inside of his left arm.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah049/DSC_0019_zpsexfbioch.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah049/DSC_0019_zpsexfbioch.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah049/DSC_0020_zps7oluoqop.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah049/DSC_0020_zps7oluoqop.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah049/DSC_0023-001_zpslt0srklk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah049/DSC_0023-001_zpslt0srklk.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah049/DSC_0024_zpsnsbnha2h.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah049/DSC_0024_zpsnsbnha2h.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah049/DSC_0017_zpsm97nlj1p.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah049/DSC_0017_zpsm97nlj1p.jpg.html)


LeahO, I'd never even heard of star sapphires before. They are pretty damn cool! To balance the model out I am going to go for grey robes (with details) and silver and gold details.

Radu Lykan, cheers man! I've not thought about rules for him yet really. I just get an idea in my head about a conversion and crack on. A bit of the opposite way around to most of you chaps who do the background first. I'm always model first, background later!!




Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 20, 2015, 07:49:58 PM
Sorry, not had enough time to concentrate on 'Mr Blue' and I have run out of building materials for the scenery. So, I've been pissing around with an idea I've been toying with for a while.

My mission, should it work, is to create a set of Robed Cultist type models. All multipart. Then cast them up and, if it works, make some NPC's out of them. I am going to keep the sculpts simple for two reasons, so I can add details as and when I want them and to make casting a simpler job. Anyway, I have completed one set. Here's the head (a simple mask and hood head), one set of arms, one set of legs and one torso.

I'm planning to make 2 sets of legs: The one pictured standing still and the other running. 3 heads, one as pictured, a Redemptionist hood and I dunno about the other (ideas!). I'm looking to make 3 torso's, 2 robed and maybe one with a little bit of armour. 3 sets of arms: A set to carry a two handed gun and a straight and bent arm for both left and right arms.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah050/DSC_0016_zpsu3tszfhz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah050/DSC_0016_zpsu3tszfhz.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah050/DSC_0017_zpsrdbihsnn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah050/DSC_0017_zpsrdbihsnn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah050/DSC_0018_zpsludccrqw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah050/DSC_0018_zpsludccrqw.jpg.html)


I'm not going to sculpt hands as I will probably sculpt them around weapons when I need them/figure out what I want. However, if I can get the moulds to work, would you guys be interested in these? and would you require hands?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 20, 2015, 10:07:43 PM
Got bored and made another head. This time it's the Redemptionist head. A bit hard to see but I did sculpt eyes in that hood. Took me about 45mins - an hour to do.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah051/DSC_0018-002_zpsvaetrrve.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah051/DSC_0018-002_zpsvaetrrve.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah051/DSC_0018-001_zpspbdsxpbo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah051/DSC_0018-001_zpspbdsxpbo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: TheNephew on November 21, 2015, 01:19:14 AM
That looks great - definitely like the simple clean look, looks well proportioned etc.

I'd vote in favour of hands, if you were sculpting to cast, simply because that allows you to simply stick a weapon on if you don't have a donor hand... to... hand?
Especially if you'd be sculpting to GW's beefy proportions regarding bodily extremities, it'd make life a lot easier. I'm sure you've found that the range of gun-butt-holding hands readily available for chop'n'swaps outside the limited GW range tend to look a bit dainty on, say, Sgt. Stone or even Damien Bloodhound, and the Ork hands seemed to have terribly pointy knuckles and nails when I tried to use them.
[Actually, I tried one pair-of-hands swap with an Ork, and, in trimming the nails to more human shapes, butchered the fingers and my thumb. Maybe this is not such an issue for others.]

Love the heads so far too.
Were you thinking covered faces for all three?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on November 21, 2015, 09:01:03 AM
Depending on how far you wanted to go, I would probably sculpt some separate hands holding weapons and sell them as a set.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 21, 2015, 10:29:30 AM
Ok, I'll have a crack at some hands as well then. I'm not sure if I'd do weapons because that's even more effort designing and making those when I can just use GW ones. I can just do some generic hands holding nothing which would be easier in the short term.

As for the faces, yeah, I was thinking covered faces for all 3. The third head I was going to do as a sort of blood pact/malicant head which could be a leader I suppose and the others henchmen. We'll see how well it turns out. Bare in mind this is just a quick sculpting project, I don't want to spend too much time away from my main projects (Mr Blue and the board).

I have sculpted the 'Two handed weapon' arms but I didn't put a weapon stock in there - just to give a bit more freedom.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 22, 2015, 11:51:45 AM
Ok one more set of legs done, one more Torso, one more set of arms and the last head done!! Just one more torso and one more set of arms to go!

Pics are a bit pants, sorry about that.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0022_zpsjohiebrw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0022_zpsjohiebrw.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0023_zpscfbhl5cu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0023_zpscfbhl5cu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0024_zpsuic1mxfx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0024_zpsuic1mxfx.jpg.html)

Smiling clown face mask

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0013_zpst9ml262s.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0013_zpst9ml262s.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0014_zpsm4dspqez.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0014_zpsm4dspqez.jpg.html)


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0026_zpszpuj9xmd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0026_zpszpuj9xmd.jpg.html)

Scale shot with a GW 54mm.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah052/DSC_0027_zpsiy4v6gka.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah052/DSC_0027_zpsiy4v6gka.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on November 22, 2015, 01:57:26 PM
That's some incredibly neat sculpting work. Generic robed characters are always helpful to have. With a few adornments they can be everything from monks to cultists, and techpriests to adepts.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 25, 2015, 09:53:51 AM
That was the plan! I want to make a fairly big cult mob for a campaign I've got ticking around in my head. Once I get the last few parts sculpted up I'll order the resin and mould.


Anyway, thank the Emperor for that, the blue is finally done!! Just in time as I'm back to work today :( Where did that month go!?! C&C as always guys!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0031_zpsngmm2b4k.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0031_zpsngmm2b4k.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0026_zpsk4xnq3n9.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0026_zpsk4xnq3n9.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0027_zpsb0yi8829.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0027_zpsb0yi8829.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0028_zpszqszvsnd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0028_zpszqszvsnd.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0029_zpsda2bhpzd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0029_zpsda2bhpzd.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah054/DSC_0030_zpsordwtqqk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah054/DSC_0030_zpsordwtqqk.jpg.html)


My Favourite bit is the back of the helmet!!  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on November 26, 2015, 05:58:41 PM
Wanted to hold back on commenting on this guy until he was totally finished, but... Holy crap. That isn't just one of the best NMM attempts on an Inquisitor figure, but might be one of the best I've seen full stop.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on November 26, 2015, 09:50:48 PM
I very much agree!
Serious skills here.

This really puts my inquisitor to shame, as I was going for a blue armour effect!
A few questions:
Where are the arms/head/sheild from? Are they sculpted?

If so I am doubly impressed!
Looking forward to seeing the completed model!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on November 27, 2015, 01:39:22 AM
Re: Mr. Blue, just a great model. Hats off to you sir. How many layers do you use on the highlight, and what's your base color?

Re: the NPCs, I'd buy at least two sets. Would you be doing components individually or as a package deal? Either way, I'm into it.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 27, 2015, 08:09:29 AM
Van Helser:
Well, thank you for the kind words man. I really don't think it's as good as you say but thank you none the less :D He'd going to take a very long time to finish now I'm back at work but I'll try to keep plugging away at him. The blue was the main job, the next main job is the robes which I think I'll do a light Grey but I'm unsure of the freehand I'll add. Any ideas?

Seaglen:
Cheers man. Lol, I actually went trawling through the painting section and found your thread. Your Inquisitor (and other models) is awesome and definitely should not feel ashamed . The Arms/Head/Shield are all sculpted. You can see the converted version of this chap on Page two of this thread.

Alyster Wick:
Not too sure about how many layers I did, I don't really have a formula or anything. The base is regal blue and this is highlighted up with Macragge Blue until it's pure Macragge blue (maybe 4-6 stages?). Then Marcragge blue is highlighted up with Hoeth blue (again 4-6 stages). Then Hoeth blue is highlighted up until it's about two thirds blue, one third white. I then do a light (75%water) wash with a mix of 7 parts Blue ink, 2 parts Purple Ink and 2 parts chaos black. Once dry I re-do the last few Hoeth/White hightlights and then hightlight up to almost pure white. I leave a pure white highlight for the corners and where the light would hit.

So, all in all, probably 15-20 layers depending on how large the part is. As for the NPCs, I hadn't really thought about packs. Maybe if I sell them on Ebay I'll do packs but I'm not GW, I could do part orders. Lets see how they cast up first. You might not want them lol. ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 05, 2015, 11:19:20 AM
Ok not much work done on Mr Blue as I'm back at work and haven't had any real time to spend on him. I am doing the metals though as I think about the robe/skirt and some freehand ideas.

As for the Cultists! They're done. I now have...

5 Heads, 3 Torso's, 3 legs, 6 arms, 5 hands. The hands are a Pistol grip for each hand, a weapon grip for each hand and an open left hand for carrying a two handed weapon/rifle. Here's some pics.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0022-001_zpsbpqawaqr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0022-001_zpsbpqawaqr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0023-001_zpsum1fia04.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0023-001_zpsum1fia04.jpg.html)


This is head number 5. I guess this could be a Cult Leader head as it is a bit more detailed than the rest.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0024-001_zpsdxyame9a.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0024-001_zpsdxyame9a.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0025_zpsunzzjpfr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0025_zpsunzzjpfr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0026-001_zpsrpjl7vkg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0026-001_zpsrpjl7vkg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah055/DSC_0027-001_zpsze73jory.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah055/DSC_0027-001_zpsze73jory.jpg.html)

Quite happy with the way it came out to be honest. Especially the eyes (they were a git!). I think the 3rd setof legs may be a touch to long. What do you think?


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 05, 2015, 06:16:16 PM
I'm really loving the leaders head. What's your production timeline? I have some NPCs I'm trying to get ready for a campaign that'll be starting in the next couple months and I would definitely love to put some of these bits into use with them. I don't imagine that you'd be casting everything up that quickly, but I'm asking on the off chance you are.

Again, great stuff. I would definitely use that "leader" head in the creation of a Blood Pact character.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 05, 2015, 09:26:48 PM
Well, I ordered Mould/Resin today so when that turns up I shall crack on with casting. Obviously life may get in the way but I'll try and get some done sharpish if you need some done quickly. Just be aware I have to do 6 day weeks during the Christmas period and have a 5 week old so expect me to be a little flaky.

Oh and yes the leader was based off a Blood Pact :D I have yet to see if it fits a guardsmans torso. I'm not sure why I haven't tried yet...... Going to go off and raid the bitz box now.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on December 11, 2015, 08:38:38 PM
God bless the wean. I might be repeating the blindingly obvious, but am I right in thinking that these robed figures might be available to the general public? If so it is an Emperor-send for my own plans (an Inquisitor with close links to the Ecclesiarchy).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 11, 2015, 11:40:46 PM
Well, I have the parts ready to go and I have the silicone and resin ready to go.... I just need some time to sit down and start making moulds!! I have tomorrow off (just done 13 days straight :S ) so I'm hoping to get something done tomorrow after I have finished the errands the wife has no doubt planned for me.

So, yeah, when I get my ar$e into gear I should be able to start cracking out some casts. I've never done thins before though so the first few attempts might be a little 'dodgy'. You'll just have to bear with me.  :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 14, 2015, 02:35:56 AM
You're moving at a furious pace all things considered Borak :) Very much looking forward to seeing the final results.

Also, because I didn't mention it in the last post, Mr. Blue just keeps getting more stunning.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 17, 2015, 12:38:00 PM
Ok, well, despite my lack of pictures I am still making progress. Kinda. This is being a steep learning curve I must say. My first attempt completely failed due to not mixing the silicone correctly. I finally managed to get the mix right.... Lesson 1 learnt



Unfortunately, in the second attempt, the second 'block' of silicone completely stuck to the first meaning I had to (VERY carefully) cut it apart to get the original out. I did use some mould release spray but apparenty not enough (lesson 2 learnt). Originally I had planned to put the channel for the resin on his waist/top but due to me not cutting it out correctly I was forced to put the channel on the other side (the bottom). This means I'm going to struggle to keep the air bubbles out of things like the toes and tips of the cloak *sigh*. At least the mould still fits together well.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah057/DSC_0021.NEF_zpszsblcdfy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah057/DSC_0021.NEF_zpszsblcdfy.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah057/DSC_0022.NEF_zpsvyabkq6s.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah057/DSC_0022.NEF_zpsvyabkq6s.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah057/DSC_0023.NEF_zpswf1cvv2a.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah057/DSC_0023.NEF_zpswf1cvv2a.jpg.html)

Next mould is on the go. Lets see if this one goes better

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah057/DSC_0024.NEF_zpsoguq4bkk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah057/DSC_0024.NEF_zpsoguq4bkk.jpg.html)

Still.. I'm getting there. Here's some pictures of the Sculpts on some sprue's.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah057/DSC_0025.NEF_zpsobjezxe1.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah057/DSC_0025.NEF_zpsobjezxe1.jpg.html)


A big thank you to Gav for all the advice and help behind the scenes.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 17, 2015, 01:29:27 PM
A very exciting nuts-and-bolts update. Cheers to progress, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 18, 2015, 11:46:50 AM
Well. I may have been a bit excited/impatient so skipped ahead and tried out some resin.

2 Part Resin. Mix, pour, wait an hour and open mould..... Did it work?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah058/DSC_0022.NEF-001_zpstbxhs3xz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah058/DSC_0022.NEF-001_zpstbxhs3xz.jpg.html)


Well, praise the Emperor. It looks like it did. There are only TWO AIR BUBBLES AND THEY ARE TINY!!!! One is on the waist so you wont see it anyway and there is a tiny one on his toe. I can live with that. Not bad for a first attempt.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah058/DSC_0023_zpscd6fdnw0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah058/DSC_0023_zpscd6fdnw0.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah058/DSC_0024.NEF-001_zpsub7hvret.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah058/DSC_0024.NEF-001_zpsub7hvret.jpg.html)

You may have noticed I added some air release 'vents'. Some sound advice from a chap on DakkaDakka
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on December 19, 2015, 12:30:41 PM
Looking great for early attempts with casting. I have tried in the past and found it exceptionally difficult to get half decent bases let alone components for figures.

If you do succeed and want to produce figures to sell I will be near the top of the queue.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 19, 2015, 05:09:14 PM
Obviously members of the conclave get a discount. That goes without saying ;)

Been at the production line since my last post. 10 sets of legs (only 2 types though as the 3rd mould is still under way). The four on the right are 'perfect' with no air bubbles. The 6 on the left have air bubbles but it's nothing a touch of green stuff wont sort out.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah059/DSC_0022_zpsbbgow7kd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah059/DSC_0022_zpsbbgow7kd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on December 19, 2015, 06:16:10 PM
while pricing, plan for each mould to only last 15 / 20 casts; should last longer but moulds do degrade; something Finecast illustrated!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 21, 2015, 10:58:14 PM
Missed that last update, great stuff! I'd be very happy to purchase the air-bubbly ones, eagerly await details on the rest. You're working at a furious pace my friend! You're doing a real service to the hobby.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 21, 2015, 11:21:47 PM
To be honest, the air bubble ones aren't even that bad. A touch of Green stuff will sort them all out. I am putting the worst offenders aside for myself though as I want a gang of ten and I don't mind spending 5 minutes sorting a few bubbles out.

I have done the third mould, which didn't stick to itself and separated nicely WIN!, so I'm currently casting up the third set of legs. So far I have 10 standing legs, 6 'leader' legs and 6 walking legs.

As for selling them I'm thinking of making packs of 3. One each of the walking/standing legs and one of the leader legs, 3 Torso's, 3 sets of arms, one set of heads and 2 sprues of hands per pack. Possibly for 10 - 15 a pack? Is that a good deal? Too cheap? Too Expensive? I dunno. Help me out on this one. Maybe 10 for you chaps and 15 for the rest of the world?

Pictures tomorrow.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 22, 2015, 04:20:19 AM
I'd definitely be willing to pay 15 and would take at least two packs. Great stuff!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on December 22, 2015, 11:13:06 AM
at 10 a pop you can count me in for at least one set, great job so far
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: blacknight on December 23, 2015, 09:08:02 AM
First off comment on Mr Blue of wow. That is a stunning paint job, I hope that the character behind the model doesn't intend to maintain a low profile as in the far future it is mostly grimy dark more than anything else.

Also on the cultist sets, I don't think that 15 is unreasonable for conclave members and more on eBay. I intend to get a couple once you're up and going.

Mar/blacknight
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 23, 2015, 10:56:36 AM
Cheers Blacknight. Unfortunately I've only managed to paint the gold on Mr Blue so far as Casting has taken over my free time.

Speaking of Casting, here's my progress. I currently have 6 sets of 3 legs (for sale/you chaps). These are the best of the bunch. There are a few small bubbles in the toes and maybe a couple where you wont see them (in the base/waist join). Sorry, I am getting better though.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah060/DSC_0021_zpscfgg5z9x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah060/DSC_0021_zpscfgg5z9x.jpg.html)

EDIT: Just to warn you, there was a small defect in the mould of the walking legs so there's a 'nasty' mould line on the right leg. Nothing a file/knife can't sort out though.


.... and here's my Ten. The worst of the bunch so far! You can probably see the air bubbles. Some are worse than others.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah060/DSC_0024_zpswl61heqg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah060/DSC_0024_zpswl61heqg.jpg.html)


My next order of silicone has arrived so I'm currently giving the Torso's a bath of silicone :D Hopefully Ill get the first casts of them done tomorrow and give you a sneak peek - just so long as they're not an embarrassment.


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 24, 2015, 12:22:16 PM
Ok, the mould for the Torso's came out pretty well. After a few tries casting up I ended up widening the 'pour' point or whatever you call it as I was having trouble getting rid of all the air bubbles.

Here's two casts after the alterations.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah061/DSC_0022.NEF-002_zpsnjcjhwn6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah061/DSC_0022.NEF-002_zpsnjcjhwn6.jpg.html)

A couple of rejects gave me something to play with. My 'squad' is coming along nicely

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah061/DSC_0028.NEF_zpsqxnbzb6g.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah061/DSC_0028.NEF_zpsqxnbzb6g.jpg.html)



Next moulds are under way.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah061/DSC_0021-001_zpsitfey8mm.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah061/DSC_0021-001_zpsitfey8mm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on December 24, 2015, 08:17:09 PM
Eager watching on my part.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on December 30, 2015, 05:24:50 PM
i have a torso on order that might combine nicely with those robed legs, interested to see how the more detailed heads cast up
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 31, 2015, 01:40:50 PM
The heads are casting up no trouble to be honest. It's the hands that are causing me the most grief (hence no update for a while). Still, I have 3 complete sets ready to go. 4 more to go and my squad of ten is filling up nicely with the mismoulds and parts with the worst air bubbles. I now have 2 full models and all ten of my chaps have heads.

Did I mention there might be a few air bubbles? I'm trying my best to get rid of them but there are some persistent little ones. They are little however so a tiny bit of Green stuff will fix them with no trouble.

Here's a picture of the Heads, Hands and arms. The pics are pretty piss poor but it's hard taking a picture something that is pure white. I had to add some air release channels to help remove the air bubbles.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah062/DSC_0023.NEF_zpsfgqpn3lp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah062/DSC_0023.NEF_zpsfgqpn3lp.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah062/DSC_0025_zpsc1otecyh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah062/DSC_0025_zpsc1otecyh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on December 31, 2015, 05:03:34 PM
Those look absolutely fantastic. The phrase, "shut up and take my money" comes to mind. Seriously though, I'm super excited to get my hands on these and get to making cultists.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on December 31, 2015, 05:25:35 PM
Here's a picture of the Heads, Hands and arms. The pics are pretty piss poor but it's hard taking a picture something that is pure white. I had to add some air release channels to help remove the air bubbles.
try a coloured spray on the uncleaned sprues so show what the quality's like although i doubt anyone'll complain! :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 01, 2016, 12:00:22 PM
Ok, here's some better pictures for you. I've 'finished' 3 Cultists and have several more in different stages of completion (3 are just awaiting weapons). You can kinda see the air bubbles now but I'll take a picture of them once I've filled them in with Green stuff. Just remember these are the ones I thought were too bad to give to you lot so kept for myself.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah063/DSC_0025.NEF_zpsqxvu5gg8.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah063/DSC_0025.NEF_zpsqxvu5gg8.jpg.html)

Oh, and a Marine.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah063/DSC_0022.NEF_zpstxirobxm.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah063/DSC_0022.NEF_zpstxirobxm.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah063/DSC_0023.NEF_zpsldk6uvh0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah063/DSC_0023.NEF_zpsldk6uvh0.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah063/DSC_0024.NEF_zps8kga9a2m.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah063/DSC_0024.NEF_zps8kga9a2m.jpg.html)

This guy will be from my own Chapter called the 'Jade Tigers'. This will be the colour scheme

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/DSC_0008_zpsbc04b543.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/DSC_0008_zpsbc04b543.jpg.html)

No story for the Marine yet as I don't really think I'll use him. He's a remake of an old conversion. Same pose but done better. The shoulder pads were both the inquisition ones, which I didn't want, so filed them down and GS'd them to look as close to the 'normal' pads as I could. Unfortunately his bolter was converted (badly) into a Flamer so I had to cast up another Bolter for him: Which came out pretty well I might add! The Helmet is a cast because I only have one metal one.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 01, 2016, 01:28:34 PM
i coulda sent you one from the pile :lol:
have you tweaked Artys pose too?

be interesting to see how well those NPCs paint up :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 01, 2016, 07:37:53 PM
I gotta say, it never occurred to me to do a more "standard" marine pose like that and it actually looks really good. Refreshing change of pace. That's an incredibly intimidating pose. The look on your player's face when this guy busts through the door will be something.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 01, 2016, 11:09:36 PM
i coulda sent you one from the pile :lol:
have you tweaked Artys pose too?

be interesting to see how well those NPCs paint up :)

Well, I didn't know you had some going spare :P Apart from cutting the right arm he's the stock 'Arty' pose. His body is twisted round as far as it will go so he's brandishing the bolter as far forward as possible. Yup, painting..........hmmm. Think I remember how to paint stuff. It's been a while.

I gotta say, it never occurred to me to do a more "standard" marine pose like that and it actually looks really good. Refreshing change of pace. That's an incredibly intimidating pose. The look on your player's face when this guy busts through the door will be something.

Not every Death Watch Marine is a Captain ;) Cheers, I am rather pleased with the pose as well. I think having both arms down makes the model look more imposing.  Yes, well, we'll see if he ever gets a game in. Maybe at this years IGT. We'll see if Gav is up to running that Marine campaign.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 01, 2016, 11:21:03 PM
i gots a box of marine parts left over from the First Founding Project (http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery_first_founding.php) :)
will have to look at how arty goes together stock; i really like the pose you've got there :)

i'm writing the marine campaign for my local club but i suppose there'd be no reason why not running it as a separate gaming day later on...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on January 02, 2016, 12:59:03 AM
As it happens, that's almost exactly what I did with my Astartes (warning, old photo and even older paintjob (http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy3/MarcoSkoll/Inquisitor%20Models/WIP%20Models/IMG_1251.jpg). Currently, he's been stripped for repainting* and the Wraithlord is a 54mm Wraithguard). It's a pretty effective way of balancing out the ungainly default posing.

*He started as the SM chapter I used in 3rd ed (Storm of the Emperor - yeah, I know, not the best naming), but I want to redo him as the chapter I cooked up for 4th edition, the Astral Jackals, which is rather better fluffed out.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on January 03, 2016, 12:38:55 PM
Absolutely stunning work once more!!

On the note of Artemis parts, does anyone (Gav/Borak) have any SM helmets or casts at all? if so, I'd be incredibly keen to obtain one, as I am planning an almost identical conversion of Artemis too!



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 04, 2016, 11:21:05 AM
Cheers chaps.

Marco: Well, great minds think alike (and fools seldom differ) I suppose!


Right, a little update. My 10 Cultists are equipped and the holes filled in.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah064/DSC_0022-001_zpsmym226nn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah064/DSC_0022-001_zpsmym226nn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah064/DSC_0024.NEF-002_zpsld3upvw6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah064/DSC_0024.NEF-002_zpsld3upvw6.jpg.html)

I'm also making/casting up some bases. For two reasons really, I don't think I have enough spare 40mm bases kicking around and (this is the main reason really) I really can't be bothered making 10 different bases when their cloaks will cover up most of the base anyway. So...

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah064/DSC_0025.NEF-003_zpsccw9bje2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah064/DSC_0025.NEF-003_zpsccw9bje2.jpg.html)

Oh, yeah, I made a Bolt pistol out of a failed cast of a Marine Bolter. It's a bit rough n' ready but it was just a test piece. I'm going to have a proper crack at it when I get around to doing my Space Wolf.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on January 04, 2016, 12:32:33 PM
nice work!
the mob of cultists reminds me of an old project, when are you selling these?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 04, 2016, 11:17:24 PM
Thanks :D

Which project was that? Selling them now-ish? I only have 5 full sets done at the moment. 2 are for Alyster Wick and I think 2 more are earmarked for other people. So I should have 1 going spare. PM me if you want some :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 09, 2016, 08:46:13 AM
The cultists really look the part. You've done great work on those. I hope I am still one of the lucky peeps you're selling to.

The Artemis conversion is nice too. Actually wielding a bolter in two hands like a good old tactical marine is such an effective conversion. Will he be a Deathwatch marine, or simply of your chapter?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 10, 2016, 01:51:45 PM
PM me your address and I'll send you a set. I have two spare but three people after them..... but no addresses so right now it's a case of first come first serve.


Anyway.... Cultists are done. Painting is pretty basic and slap-dash but they'll do for NPCs.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah065/DSC_0022_zpsadv8oi18.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah065/DSC_0022_zpsadv8oi18.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah065/DSC_0026_zpsussshsr1.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah065/DSC_0026_zpsussshsr1.jpg.html)

This is 'The Set' I'll put up on Ebay and the one you guys are receiving. Obviously weapons/bases don't come with.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah065/DSC_0027_zps7htkqubf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah065/DSC_0027_zps7htkqubf.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah065/DSC_0028_zps77mb246l.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah065/DSC_0028_zps77mb246l.jpg.html)



.....and here are some that will be on their way tomorrow. Plus some Marine heads.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah065/DSC_0029_zpsn2k4uqcc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah065/DSC_0029_zpsn2k4uqcc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 10, 2016, 02:12:58 PM
Knock me off the list -- by ''set'' I thought you meant one single figure -- if you should ever have a spare I'd buy it, but I don't need three.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 10, 2016, 06:45:49 PM
I can knock you one up. What parts did you want?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 10, 2016, 07:05:52 PM
Cheers -- one of the unarmoured bodies (preferably the round-collared one) and arms .
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on January 10, 2016, 08:30:15 PM
Nice to see my name on the top parcel :)
Regarding the old project, I had planned a cult mob that could be used as loyalist and heretics alike, they all wield metal clubs with skulls on the end as a kindve badge of office, the leader wields a flaming one.
Finding out their true motivations will be part of a campaign. Now the models are on their way I can actually write the ideas down :)
Also thinking one of the robed leg sets might get attached to the daemon huntress torso I bought the other day, will see if it works

Nice cohesive paint job on the mob, be good if you did the same again but slightly different hue of red, a rival faction within the same religion fighting over the interpretation of the words of a long dead saint, a pointless conflict but one a canny inquisitor could exploit?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 10, 2016, 09:15:00 PM
No worries Radu. I even went and did some photoshop shenanigans to edit your full name and address out. For a technophobe like me, that's a serious honour.

That sounds quite cool. I might steal some of that. The campaign I had planned was that an Inquisitor was assassinated whilst investigating this cult. His whole warband was eliminated except one, who hid and went undercover. It's then all about him picking up a warband and investigating the Cult. Eventually tracking them down and doing them in. The plan is to have the Cult led by an Alpha Legionary. I just need to decide if I want him in armour or out of armour and in robes like the cultists (which means sculpting him from scratch).

I can't help you on the Huntress fit as I don't own one :S



Right, a bit of a tangent but so far I have.....

Alyster Wick - 2 Sets
Radu Lykan - 1 Set
Gav - 1 Set
Cymrilian - 1 Set
Mike Blake - 1 set
Van Helset - 1 set
Vale - 1 model.

If there is anyone else I've missed can you message me again? Your message has been buried in PMs. I should have these sent off tomorrow except those that I have PM'd to say so otherwise.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on January 14, 2016, 01:15:21 PM
Cultists you say? *heresy senses tingling*

I must have missed it earlier in the post, but how much, for how many?

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 16, 2016, 05:53:11 PM
No, No heresy here. We're referring to the Red Redemption Cultists. I think. It's 15 for a set of three (plus postage)

Right, on to the next step. I haven't had the chance to sit down and paint (too many distractions) so I've been cracking on with a Cult Leader/Cardinal type character. As you can see he's based on the Cultist model but with some flashy bits added on. I'm not sure If I'm going to be able to cast this up to be honest with you. I'll have a go but I doubt I'll be able to get the chain mail done perfectly.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah066/DSC_0039.NEF_zpswiz41nzb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah066/DSC_0039.NEF_zpswiz41nzb.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah066/DSC_0040.NEF_zpsnbwvfm9w.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah066/DSC_0040.NEF_zpsnbwvfm9w.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah066/DSC_0042.NEF_zps4eecdeup.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah066/DSC_0042.NEF_zps4eecdeup.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on January 16, 2016, 05:59:38 PM
and to show you don't have to be a wizard with greenstuff like Borak!
(http://buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery/inq/npc/borak/20160116_102525.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 16, 2016, 06:51:54 PM
Oh that's not fair. The Cardinal was going to be holding a Book exactly like your conversion there.


Says the man named 'Greenstuff' Gav. :P
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 17, 2016, 10:29:28 PM
Those two minis (your cardinal Borak and Gav's dude) are getting me very, very excited for my shipment to arrive!!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 27, 2016, 11:33:27 AM
I've been a bit quiet on here but I've not had much to update you with as I've had to re-do some of my old moulds as they started to crack and so forth. Still, I have now finished the Cardinal model and done a couple of weapons. I didn't have any of the Chain weapons from the booster pack (much to my sorrow) so I've finally bitten the bullet and made one. I also fancied making a Plasma Pistol for my Cardinal. I doubt I'll actually be including these in the Cardinal pack as they are rather hard to cast up!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah072/DSC_0042_zpswejrjdmb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah072/DSC_0042_zpswejrjdmb.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah072/DSC_0040.NEF_zpscpjaidmv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah072/DSC_0040.NEF_zpscpjaidmv.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah072/DSC_0038_zpscunyphia.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah072/DSC_0038_zpscunyphia.jpg.html)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah072/DSC_0043_zps495k3ppp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah072/DSC_0043_zps495k3ppp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Inquisitor Vale on January 27, 2016, 06:12:39 PM
Hello,
Really like the Cardinal -- suits the Red Redemption perfectly -- lovely weapons. Slowly working on mine.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 30, 2016, 08:50:48 AM
Great scratchbuilt chainsword there. How's the detail on the teeth? I imagine that would be very hard to avoid air bubble in when casting.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 30, 2016, 08:44:05 PM
Cheers guys.

Vale, looking forward to seeing the pics :)

VanHelser, Yeah, the teeth are pretty tricky. I have to put a drop in both sides of the mould first and make sure the resin gets into all the teeth before I put the mould together. It's a bit of a git which is why I don't think I'll be mass producing them anytime soon. Still, out of 5 attempts I have 4 that are serviceable. One of those has 2 dodgy teeth and one is missing the tip of the hand guard but they're easy fixes.

Right, anyway, up date time! PAINTED STUFF!


Cardinal is done. He's not had a huge amount of time spent on him but he's had more time than the rest of the Cultists. Pics aren't great as the light is diabolical but you get the general idea. The flash destroys a lot of the highlights.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0048.NEF_zpsukcg1mv9.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0048.NEF_zpsukcg1mv9.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0060_zpsq9ukn7vi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0060_zpsq9ukn7vi.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0050_zpsymu6m1at.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0050_zpsymu6m1at.jpg.html)


I have also done the base colour of my Marine. Considering it's only a single highlight I'm quite pleased with the fellow.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0062_zpssnnyq2z1.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0062_zpssnnyq2z1.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0063_zpswuts8qs0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0063_zpswuts8qs0.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah074/DSC_0064_zpstm0sctqe.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah074/DSC_0064_zpstm0sctqe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on January 31, 2016, 03:53:07 AM
Cult leader is great. Really effective paint job, I'm a huge fan of chevrons on chain weapons (like you're getting hit over the head with a giant, toothed "caution" sign). What did you use for the blood?

For the Space Marine, I almost refuse to believe there's only a single highlight. It looks fantastic! Tell me you at least used some shades/inks on it first. Your placement of silver "paint chipping" effects is great. He looks practically complete (minus some detailing) looking forward to seeing what he looks like once he's complete!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 31, 2016, 09:43:53 AM
Cheers mate. I am totally stealing that idea. I want a Cultist armed with a stolen 'caution' sign. The blood is the old GW water effect mixed with Red and Brown ink. Works quite well. To get the drops I glues some old bristles to the blade and then covered them with 2-3 layers of clear nail varnish.

I did a tutorial ages ago (4 years! Oh crap) on drool. http://www.librarium-online.com/forums/completed-tutorials/218074-drooooooooool-how-do.html (http://www.librarium-online.com/forums/completed-tutorials/218074-drooooooooool-how-do.html)

A bit of an old model but the same (and better carried out) technique.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/DSC_0001_zps8c65364e.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/DSC_0001_zps8c65364e.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/DSC_0007_zps27dabad5.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/DSC_0007_zps27dabad5.jpg.html)

PS: The thing in the woods makes for a great Rabid mutant wolf in games by the way.


As for the Marine, yeah, one highlight. Basecoat is Caliban Green. Main colour is Jade green and the highlight is Vile green. Thanks though, yeah just a few last details. He's going to have checks on his left shoulder pad and right knee and I think I'll go with blue lenses for his eyes and sight on his Bolter. Not sure what to do for the scanner thing on his arm though.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 31, 2016, 12:29:31 PM
I really do like the chapter emblem. How about white for the scanner? I think it needs to be contrasting to stand out against the armour.

The cardinal looks great. Love the gore, and hazard stripes will never go out of fashion. I suspected the teeth would be a swine to cast. Chainweapons are something I will probably avoid when I get round to doing my own sculpt.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on January 31, 2016, 03:01:45 PM
Im really liking the marine - I cannot wait to see the finished result!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 03, 2016, 10:21:09 AM
Cheers chaps. No update on the Marine yet (I will get around to applying paint to Mr Blue and the Marine soon, I promise.)

White? Do you mean for the lenses or the actual casing? I went for black for the casing, white is an interesting idea though.


Right, been toying with this guy. Honestly, this has been the hardest thing to cast/mould up EVER. I keep getting bubbles regardless of what I do so I'm not going to be mass producing this rage inducing model. I also had one side of the mould fail as air bubbles got stuck in parts of him (mainly the gap between his leg and coat). Still, here's one I made earlier. With the Chain sword with 2 missing teeth.

This guy is going to be my Investigator/Interrogator for an Inquisitorial warband. An Ex Arbite Investigator. This is before his Inquisitor and the rest of his warband was mbushed and murdered by Cutists. He now works Undercover as a Bounty Hunter trying to track them all down.


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah075/DSC_0065.NEF_zpsdff6am5c.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah075/DSC_0065.NEF_zpsdff6am5c.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah075/DSC_0066.NEF_zpsy13dj8nl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah075/DSC_0066.NEF_zpsy13dj8nl.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah075/DSC_0067.NEF_zps9f76pvp8.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah075/DSC_0067.NEF_zps9f76pvp8.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah075/DSC_0068.NEF_zpsx5q6apxa.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah075/DSC_0068.NEF_zpsx5q6apxa.jpg.html)


As you can see, there's a few bubbles on this one. The tip of his lapel and his belt buckle for example. Nothing too bad to fix though.

EDIT: Yes, that is blood on that model. Damn thing.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2016, 11:14:45 AM
I actually like the few missing teeth on the chainsword - it looks like hes used the thing in a fight, and a few have broken off.

Thats a great cast - I am currently working on sculpting a genestealer cultist, and also a few parts (Toothpick Murke's torso, Kal Jericho's laspistol and torso) so Ill let you know how they go - especially the laspistol, as you were looking for one I believe?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 03, 2016, 12:26:46 PM
I'm OK on Kals Laspistols now. I managed to get one off Ebay and another fine young gentleman on here agreed to part with the other one! (you know who you are you dashing fellow).

Thanks about the cast. I have another simmering away in the mould now so we'll see how that one turns out. The arms/head and crate are no problem at all. In other news I have cast up the Alien Bounter Hunters legs and body and they came out pretty decent as well.

The Cultist sounds good. We all love some Hybrid action even if it's just to kill some!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on February 03, 2016, 12:45:11 PM
YEah im planning on using Sgt Stone's legs and Quovadnius' torso, flied down and resculpted, for the base of the Genestealer cultist - Im basically going to try to sculpt and cast up a 54mm version of this guy:

http://www.adpublishing.de/Hybrid_1.jpg

Ill post some pics shortly...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 08, 2016, 12:24:54 PM
That sounds cool Seaglen. :D You done it yet? (I haven't started mine)

Right, PAINTED STUFF. Marine is done.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah076/DSC_0070_zpszehpein9.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah076/DSC_0070_zpszehpein9.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah076/DSC_0071_zpsqwcwlmf8.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah076/DSC_0071_zpsqwcwlmf8.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah076/DSC_0072_zpskxll7zob.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah076/DSC_0072_zpskxll7zob.jpg.html)


I say 'done' but I have forgotten to add a squad number to his left knee pad. I should also add some weathering to his feet..... Ah well, that's for another day. Oh, and I need to neaten up his base lol.

Oh, and just to prove to you I am still working on MrBlue. Here's some more W.I.P. The skirt and brown is still W.I.P but the metals are done. Looking for ideas on what colour to do the sword and it's scabbard.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah076/DSC_0073_zpsa8uxcilh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah076/DSC_0073_zpsa8uxcilh.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on February 09, 2016, 02:15:27 PM
The color on that marine is really rich. Checkers also look fantastic. Do you have a method to get it that neat or is it just done freehand? Either way, great job!

Mr. Blue continues to be stunning. The gold detailing looks great and he's really coming together well overall.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on February 09, 2016, 02:58:11 PM
I agree with Alyster - that marine is great.

Mr. Blue is just outstanding - one of the best 54mm paint jobs I have seen!

as for the blade colour - possibly a white steel, or opalescent white would look good?

Id keep the scabbard rather neutral - maybe a smoke/coal-grey?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 21, 2016, 08:36:08 AM
Thank you both. I thought I had replied to you....obviously not!

Do you have a method to get it that neat or is it just done freehand?

Freehand. The pad is done black and then I paint grey lines as a 'guide' then fill 'em in and neaten 'em up.


As for the blade colour - possibly a white steel, or opalescent white would look good?

Id keep the scabbard rather neutral - maybe a smoke/coal-grey?

I'm thinking Silver could be a good idea actually. Or maybe a white with a hint of blue. A bit like the old Force weapon style. We'll have to see. A grey for the scabbard sounds good actually. Although the whole model is going to look very plain.

Right, Here's some of my new completed scenery.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah079/DSC_0001.NEF_zps12q1yvfj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah079/DSC_0001.NEF_zps12q1yvfj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah079/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsvsusc8rv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah079/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsvsusc8rv.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah079/DSC_0003.NEF_zpss7pfdyp0.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah079/DSC_0003.NEF_zpss7pfdyp0.jpg.html)

In hindsight I should have added some more detail work to the base. I really should have done some individual tiles and so forth but, lesson learnt, I'll do that for the next one.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on February 22, 2016, 03:38:04 AM
That looks outstanding. You can also always just toss some bits of plasticard around the base along with a scattering of sand and paint it up as random rubble/industrial trash.

On a side note, I had considering casting walk-ways from one of the terrain sets. It appears as though you've done that here, am I correct? If so, it appears well worth it and I may try it myself. Any words of wisdom on that? Or was it pretty simple to cast up?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 22, 2016, 06:42:22 AM
Aye, they're casts although just one part mould so the underneath is flat resin. It's pretty simple to do and I can take some pictures of my mould if you'd like? The only useful tips I can give is to make sure the original/mould half is level (Get your spirit level out if you have to!) and to not mix up too much resin as you don't want it spilling out the sides!

Oh, and thank you very much! Good idea about the sand. I'll crack on with that!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on February 22, 2016, 09:40:32 AM
Very good indeed! Is the scaffolding made of plastruct poles?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 25, 2016, 09:05:45 AM
KaptiDavy, yes mate. They are :) Kits and lots of them.


Right. Here's an update. This is just spray work at the moment. I started off with using the GW spray gun with Warplock Bronze. Then I used Mornfang in certain areas to create a rusty brown effect. I then sprayed it with the spray gun using Leadbelcher and then, lightly, sprayed it with leadbelcher spray - because it's a lot lighter than actual leadbelcher. Oh and sorry about the messy table!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah080/DSC_0001_zpsljxacsno.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah080/DSC_0001_zpsljxacsno.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah080/DSC_0002_zpszrfmiwm2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah080/DSC_0002_zpszrfmiwm2.jpg.html)


I'm also thinking of doing 'MrBlue's' sword like this but green. Thoughts? Oh, this is NOT my work but some chap called C'Tan


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah080/inquisitor-covenant-610x3248_zpssehzmw6x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah080/inquisitor-covenant-610x3248_zpssehzmw6x.jpg.html)

I have also picked up one of these (http://"http://www.gamemat.eu/our-products/battle-mats/6-x4-g-mats/6-x4-g-mat-quarantine-zone/en/") as a gaming board. They're not exactly cheap but they're REALLY god damn nice and I'll have no more chipped models.


I forgot to add this picture in. This is the next batch of Scenery to be sprayed. One set still needs it's base and they both will have detail work on the base added.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah081/DSC_0001-001_zps0ow5oihk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah081/DSC_0001-001_zps0ow5oihk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on February 25, 2016, 12:27:27 PM
The sword seems nice, but wouldn't be green too vivid? I mean the blue fig is a sight in itself so I'd rather tone down the sword - the same technique with grey NMM perhaps...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on February 26, 2016, 04:11:47 AM
Terrain looks awesome. Almost makes me want to pic up an airbrush... Also, you understand this means you must post battle reports soon, right :)

For the sword, I could see green working depending on the shade, but might it not clash a bit with the current color scheme? I could see red fitting in a bit better. That said, the model looks fantastic so far so if you've got a picture in your head I say go for it. The source of inspiration your using looks great.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on February 26, 2016, 03:16:30 PM
That terrain looks great Borak!  -I am making some more this evening - Bisto gravy granule containers are good for small standalone slios...

I'd probably echo everyone else with the idea that green may detract from an already striking paint scheme, and make it a little too busy...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 02, 2016, 09:43:11 AM
I have a few Bisto pots ready to go ;)  Thanks for the thoughts about the sword. It's a thorn in my side at the moment so I have stalled on his painting whilst I ponder about it. i am leaning back towards the silver now though.

Right, whilst pondering about MrBlue I have gone onto MrRed. Although he probably wont be red. He'll probably end up with a black paint scheme. He's still a bit WIP so will have a few extra bits done to him before he's ready for a spray can. Anyway, enough Rambling. Say Hello to...


Menoeteus Tartarus - The Red King

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah082/DSC_0003_zpslfjaok2c.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah082/DSC_0003_zpslfjaok2c.jpg.html)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah082/DSC_0004_zpsz0o6nywj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah082/DSC_0004_zpsz0o6nywj.jpg.html)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah082/DSC_0005_zpstyzcquhl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah082/DSC_0005_zpstyzcquhl.jpg.html)

It's a bit hard to see but there's a flayed face on the back of his Power Fist. I'm thinking it's going to be the previous owner of the suit of Power armour. A puritan Inquisitor who tried to stop Menoeteus from doing his work.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah082/DSC_0002_zpsqttugkdu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah082/DSC_0002_zpsqttugkdu.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 02, 2016, 12:00:44 PM
Brutal!

I have a Tyrus model sitting around that I am quite fearful to use, maionly due to his bulky size. Saying that, since I used the pauldrons on the Mechanicus construct I put together, and seeing this one, he looks far less chunky without the shoulder pads...  I may have to have a play.

Loving the greenstuff work on this guy.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 05, 2016, 09:06:20 AM
Oh I forgot to ask - how did you make, or where did you acquire the stairs for the terrain??
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 05, 2016, 11:37:13 AM
The flayed face is a really great detail. He will make a great Final Boss.

The terrain is looking ace too. Details like the rivets make such a difference to the finished look of the pieces.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 05, 2016, 09:36:00 PM
Great conversion, the face on the power fist is a very nice touch. How are you planning to doctor up the sword? Also, the helmet is simple and inspired, I may steal that.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 05, 2016, 10:46:19 PM
In the way of "here's one I did earlier" This is how I'm going to do the sword for the Inquisitor...

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah083/3%203%20-%20Copy_zps06syrnjy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah083/3%203%20-%20Copy_zps06syrnjy.jpg.html)

Right......... onto the next little project. Here's some WIP of my daemonhost / possessed child. This is the 'non-gribly' version. Yes, she needs feet and her legs sorting out. Picture is rubbish but I'll take a better one when she's finished.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah084/DSC_0004_zpssjcclv4x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah084/DSC_0004_zpssjcclv4x.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 05, 2016, 10:49:58 PM
Dear lord, she looks terrifying. I just watched The Witch last night, so children are definitely on my creepy list at the moment.

Also, that sword looks great.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 05, 2016, 11:04:06 PM
Children are invariably creepy........ Even the normal ones. If there is such a thing.

Oh I forgot to ask - how did you make, or where did you acquire the stairs for the terrain??

Just plasticard mate! Cut out some steps then a couple of strips to be the 'sides' and you're done. I did go a bit further and add a 'grip' to the edge of the step though. I'll paint this up in hazard stripes.


Also, that sword looks great.

Cheers. Once of my converted Skull Crushers for my old WHFB Chaos armies. They're all riding the 'thing in the woods' model. I have 6....
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 06, 2016, 12:00:13 AM
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah084/DSC_0004_zpssjcclv4x.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah084/DSC_0004_zpssjcclv4x.jpg.html)

lets play!
(http://www.buildyourimagination.co.uk/minis/gallery/inq/archive/mechanicus_annika.jpg)
:lol:

i want a 40k-kids NPC pack now; an Inquisitor, a Mechanicus and so on...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: blacknight on March 06, 2016, 03:39:25 AM
Must say do like both the new models posted.  Inquisitor comes across as very don't mess with me (incidentally is his helmet based of magneto or does it just seem a bit that way from the photo).  The child is very chilling, the whole don't make any noise or you will wake the bad things up vibe.

I like the terrain as well, very clean and playable.  If you want a few ideas for industrial themed terrain bugbait (on librarium-online and terragenesis) makes a fair bit of industrial based terrain and had a few random tid bits in his blogs on how to make them unique or add extra details (one I remember was using pop buttons from clothing to make valves for pipework).  Only other comment is may print off a few posters or signs to attach to the tanks to add a bit of spot colour.  Anyway look forward to seeing/hearing how the tanks go in a game and whether they result in a spectacular explosion or not...

marc/blacknight
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Thantos on March 06, 2016, 10:51:12 AM
Very creepy! Love the sculpt ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 06, 2016, 11:26:15 AM
i want a 40k-kids NPC pack now; an Inquisitor, a Mechanicus and so on...

That'd really freak me out to be honest...



Blacknight. pardon me if I'm wrong but are you the same blacknight off of LO? if so, small world! I kinda remember bugbait but he's been gone from LO for an awful long time. I'll see if i can dig up some of his old threads and have a look. Cheers for the tip. I have a load of 40k posters saved already, waiting for me to finish these buildings off.


Next update.

Some pics of the WIP Inquisitor.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0004_zps9xxa9r1p.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0004_zps9xxa9r1p.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0005_zpsqjajmhp2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0005_zpsqjajmhp2.jpg.html)

Looking for ideas on what colour to do the books

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0006_zpsh8njn2nq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0006_zpsh8njn2nq.jpg.html)



Here's a better pic of the little girl with her slippers on. Once she's finsihed drying I'll make a cast of her. Anyone want one?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0007_zpsxcsos6or.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0007_zpsxcsos6or.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0009_zpsxxmanenw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0009_zpsxxmanenw.jpg.html)


...... Here's the Inquisitor and Daemonhost for scale purposes. On a 'normal' human her head comes to just above waist height.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah085/DSC_0010_zps6lzmarse.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah085/DSC_0010_zps6lzmarse.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 06, 2016, 09:29:05 PM
Burning sword is burny. Also, glow effects.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah086/DSC_0008.NEF_zpss8rav8ln.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah086/DSC_0008.NEF_zpss8rav8ln.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah086/DSC_0006-001_zps7monrdc6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah086/DSC_0006-001_zps7monrdc6.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah086/DSC_0007-001_zpsbkdtjtis.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah086/DSC_0007-001_zpsbkdtjtis.jpg.html)

With the flash on. Colours are truer on the sword than in the others but it obliterates the highlights on everything else.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah086/DSC_0008_zpsete6vbdo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah086/DSC_0008_zpsete6vbdo.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah086/DSC_0010-001_zpszwatfcrs.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah086/DSC_0010-001_zpszwatfcrs.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 06, 2016, 10:12:27 PM
Dammit, that is an amazing paintjob. My only critique would be that his color scheme (and weapon choice, come to think of it) is very Abaddon. I mean it's literally Black Legion colors, and all the chaotic imagery makes him look very, well, chaotic (especially for a guy leading a band of redemptionists).

I wouldn't change a thing though. He's beautiful. That sword is amazing and you've done a great job with the flame effects being caste on the armor. Looking at that is making me a better painter. I'd love to see a pick of the flayed face.

Once she's finsihed drying I'll make a cast of her. Anyone want one?


Yes please! I'm working on casting some stuff to barter with.


i want a 40k-kids NPC pack now; an Inquisitor, a Mechanicus and so on...

Speaking of spooky children...

(http://i744.photobucket.com/albums/xx83/alysterwick/IMG_2920_zpspdijt1vi.jpg) (http://s744.photobucket.com/user/alysterwick/media/IMG_2920_zpspdijt1vi.jpg.html)

My ultimate goal is to use the various Pariah's you sent me to make a children of the Imperium set. The creepy one probably won't caste well with the narrow fingers, but we'll see what happens. I'll stop hijacking the thread now :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: blacknight on March 07, 2016, 08:47:07 PM
Most say that model is amasing, loving the dark and brooding vibe and though Alyster comments it does remind a bit of black legion I am sure the fact that there is something like 50 space marine chapters that wear jet black and so many other organisations within the imperium that do it is entirely justified.

Also yes I am the blacknight fro LO as well.  It has been even longer since I was on there regularly than the hiatus I took from the conclave....  Also had a look on terragenesis and the last update post I could find was like Feb 15 or something as well.....

Anyway back to inquisitor, would be interested in a spooky child cast as well for no other reason that that there is never enough.  To add to the spooky children collection I have a genestealer cult child.  Just looked at my thread and there isn't a good post of it so will look to take a picture and get it up when I get back home.

Regards

Marc/Blacknight
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 08, 2016, 11:05:07 AM
stunning paintjob on the inquisitor Borak - the OSL on the helmet is particularly good!

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on March 09, 2016, 03:00:11 AM
That Inquisitor is amazing. Your greenstuff work has blended perfectly. Reminds me of Kylo Ren for some reason, but the OSL is extremely well pulled off.

Not quite as convinced by the creepy child - the teddy seems a bit Malifaux to me. What if it was something a bit more in keeping with 40k, a plush-toy space marine, titan, or something like that?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 09, 2016, 11:00:07 AM
Cheers guys. For those who want one, PM me your address and I'll pop one in the post for you.

Blacknight.
Heh, small world then. I had noticed your lack of presence on LO. The loss of WHFB did a lot of damage to the site.

Aurelius.
True. I could swap the beat over fairly easily. However, because I intend to sell it, I went for a more generic look - For those who don't play 40k!

Right. She's finished. Paint isn't fantastic when it's made THIS BIG but she'll do.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah087/DSC_0001.NEF_zpsrvbx8isv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah087/DSC_0001.NEF_zpsrvbx8isv.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 09, 2016, 05:54:44 PM
i forgot to ask; is hte teddy pressmoulded from something? a HF perhaps? looks terribly familiar! :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 09, 2016, 08:12:29 PM
The cheek!

It's sculpted. But I did copy a model off of hassle-free.  ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 10, 2016, 02:13:23 AM
She is...off putting, to say the least.

How did you do the blood? I've wanted to try a technique I read about involving watering down some red paint (or GW blood effect, which I'm a big fan of), loading the paintbrush up with it, and blowing on the brush in the general direction of the mini to get a good random splatter. Your splatter looks a bit more tactically applied.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 10, 2016, 12:34:43 PM
The Blood is a mix of Red Ink and Brown ink (old GW) flicked onto the model. I added some larger splatters of blood by stippling it on with an old brush. Then, to make the blood look thicker/clotted I added some purple ink to the Red/Brown mix and added it to the middle of the larger splatters. I might add a bloody hand print on her dress now that I think about it.

As for the colour scheme for the Radical. Yeah, he is pretty Abaddon esq. However my Inquisitor might argue that the Emperor himself was armed with a Power Claw and a Flaming sword...... so maybe Abaddon is copying the Emperor? The colour scheme, yeah, but maybe that's a subtle hint? ;)

Radical Inquisitor is finished by the way. I'll upload some pics tomorrow once his base is dry. I'm planning on having a Mutant henceman for the 3rd member. Just some horrid scum dwelling thing with a horrid habbit of taking the faces off defeated enemies (live or dead) for trophies. The habbit is actually something he picked up from the Inquisitor (the flayed face on his power Claw).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Knobby2 on March 10, 2016, 10:06:11 PM
Just read through from page 1 to the end, absolutely outstanding work, so many ideas formed looking at your work for inspiration

And I've just found who created the cultists I bought a few days ago (posted to Walsall) very happy with them, just so many options to arm them
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 11, 2016, 08:11:07 AM
Wow, that's a lot of trawling! Glad you like the Cultists - You bought the last set and I'm not sure if I'm going to make more because things like the hands were an arse to cast up. I'd still like to see what you do with them though (I haven't actually seen any painted up yet!)


Ok. Here's The Red King.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0004_zpsvrtkshgs.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0004_zpsvrtkshgs.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0005_zpszdt4xrl1.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0005_zpszdt4xrl1.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0006_zpslc3ogyr9.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0006_zpslc3ogyr9.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0007_zpsta3avecu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0007_zpsta3avecu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0008_zpsxmt9ev9f.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0008_zpsxmt9ev9f.jpg.html)


..... lets not forget his little 'pet'. The creature known as Sophia

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah088/DSC_0011_zpsd1ws1kmu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah088/DSC_0011_zpsd1ws1kmu.jpg.html)



EDIT:

Here's a sneak peek of my next projects.

Fat Al - A quite horrid arms dealer. Originally intended for an NPC but might end up in The Radicals Warband. ... and no, he can't sprint. He still needs a lot of work doing to him before he's ready for the spray can.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah089/DSC_0001_zpsan0suhxj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah089/DSC_0001_zpsan0suhxj.jpg.html)



Next up is an as yet un-named Character. He's an Ex-Enforcer Special service (he's a wanted man). Basically, next to 'Police Brutality" in the dictionary is a picture of him. He's not a nice man at all. He'll be with my Bounty Hunter/Undercover Interrogator. Who is from a loyal arbite background so there could possibly be some tension between those two! He will also have a Cyber Mastif that's been rewired to be that little more unstable and aggressive (he likes watching it rip people apart.)

He's armed with a Boltgun (with limited ammo), a Laspistol and a Revolver.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah089/DSC_0002_zps84kadwex.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah089/DSC_0002_zps84kadwex.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah089/DSC_0003_zpsxlclxtfu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah089/DSC_0003_zpsxlclxtfu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah089/DSC_0004_zpsbxx8d7cb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah089/DSC_0004_zpsbxx8d7cb.jpg.html)




Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 12, 2016, 07:29:52 AM
I really like the OSL and flayed skin on the inquisitor. The latter looks really quite... Freshly peeled.

The menace the child radiates is just great. True horror movie stuff.

The new models are looking good. That's a great build for a bolt gun. How have you don that?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 12, 2016, 09:00:04 AM
Cheers mate. The Boltgun is made from a Steel Legion Heavy Bolter with nothing but the stock cut down to fit the arms. The clip is from Tyrus' Bolt pistol (a random Ebay bit) but Ork Big Shoota ones fit perfectly as well. I have a couple of spare Heavy Bolters so if you want one, or a cast of one let me know!

The Face is a bit 'warmer' than I wanted it to be. Think I should pale it up a bit?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 12, 2016, 07:07:33 PM
The Face is a bit 'warmer' than I wanted it to be. Think I should pale it up a bit?

I think it's the eyes. I don't know whether the idea that he peeled the face off then took and mounted the eyes for good measure is hilarious or incredibly disturbing. Perhaps a bit of both?

Either way the paint jobs are top notch, really above and beyond. I have to say that you have a great and accessible painting style. Honestly, looking at this stuff is making me a better painter.

Also, the new builds look great. Excited to see how they come out.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 13, 2016, 03:01:09 PM
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great and accessible painting style

I'll be honest here. I have no idea what you mean by 'accessible'. I'm going to assume it's a good thing so I'll say thanks. Thanks!



Ok, well hopefully this wont disappoint! Here's the next addition to my bunch of desperado's! Hral Swynee!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0004_zpsvosh0djq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0004_zpsvosh0djq.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0003_zpslxbhkqvy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0003_zpslxbhkqvy.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah091/DSC_0005_zpse5tkoaqn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah091/DSC_0005_zpse5tkoaqn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0006-001_zpswk8hm2fd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0006-001_zpswk8hm2fd.jpg.html)


I have also re-done my Interrogator. I was never happy with Covenants legs on him. They just felt 'off'' and they made him look too similar to MrBlue. So a change was had!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0007_zps7suujuum.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0007_zps7suujuum.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0008_zpscswa7ee8.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0008_zpscswa7ee8.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah091/DSC_0010_zpsaiegvetc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah091/DSC_0010_zpsaiegvetc.jpg.html)


Here's the bunch together. The next chap will be an Ex-Guard Medic.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah091/DSC_0001_zpsxot9rwcu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah091/DSC_0001_zpsxot9rwcu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah090/DSC_0002-001_zpsy0b6d8bw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah090/DSC_0002-001_zpsy0b6d8bw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on March 13, 2016, 05:36:45 PM
That is some fantastic painting.
Colour me jealous.

Currently working on painting some of my own, but nowhere near this quality.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 13, 2016, 07:09:02 PM
That's some lovely work!!
The gang member looks like a juve straight out of the Goliath necromunda gang! Brilliant!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 15, 2016, 12:11:32 AM
Really fantastic stuff. The color scheme is perfectly unifying. Each piece looks great individually but there's enough connective tissue to make them really gel as a team.

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great and accessible painting style

I'll be honest here. I have no idea what you mean by 'accessible'. I'm going to assume it's a good thing so I'll say thanks. Thanks!

Definitely a good thing! What I meant is that when I look at the pieces you paint they look amazing, but I feel like I'm also able to look very carefully and actually see what you did so I can (at least try) to replicate it. Although it may just be that I'm getting older, more patient, and am painting regularly enough to have a better eye for these things. Regardless, my compliment stands.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 15, 2016, 07:26:55 AM
Seaglen:
Thanks, hehe, he does look like that Juve come to think about it.. Just with more clothes on. Maybe it's the same kid now grown up!!


Alyster:
Thanks! Hopefully they do work as a team. I saw them in action on Sunday night and my mates who used them didn't do so well. It was an Epic fight but a bit unco-ordinated. It ended with the Drill-Man and Bolter guy dead. The Chain sword-Guy holding off the Radical Inquisitor (in power armour) whilst the Girl (the lasgun one) ran off with information.

Glad my painting is helping somehow. If you every want a break down of the colours used I'll happily oblige. Most of my techniques, as you say, are quite simple though. Most are basecoat / wash / wash / highlight / final highlight and some are less than that. 4 colours max usually.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 15, 2016, 10:06:56 AM
Cheers mate. The Boltgun is made from a Steel Legion Heavy Bolter with nothing but the stock cut down to fit the arms. The clip is from Tyrus' Bolt pistol (a random Ebay bit) but Ork Big Shoota ones fit perfectly as well. I have a couple of spare Heavy Bolters so if you want one, or a cast of one let me know!

The Face is a bit 'warmer' than I wanted it to be. Think I should pale it up a bit?

Might have to take you up on the offer of a cast - your build is excellently scaled for human characters. Artemis's bolter is just too big.

I think Alyster has hit on something - the eyes should just be black. It currently looks a bit cartoony.

I think the group look great together. Very paramilitary looking. Swapping the Judge's legs in for Covenant's was a good move. The latter's legs are quite difficult to get to work with most torsos I find.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 15, 2016, 08:32:18 PM
Ok, I'll look at repainting the eyes as bloodied flesh rather than actual eyes  ;D Thanks, trying to make all of them look individual but yet 'mesh' together was a bit of a scratching-head moment. Hazard stripes and a splash of red are a theme on all my models (if you hadn't noticed) so that helps to tie them together whilst not looking too uniform.

I have currently run out of Mould/Resin so I'm waiting on my next batch to arrive. I'm half way through casting five (yes 5) genestealers for one lucky 'clave member which is eating heavily into my resin at the mo! Once that's out of the way I'll knock up some weapons for you :D Anything else you need?

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 19, 2016, 01:41:51 PM
I feel worried for the opponents facing 5 purestrains...

It may be worth knocking heads at the IGT (I think you're attending, yes?) and chatting about component casting. Having a "bitz" service again would be amazing.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 20, 2016, 08:01:06 PM
Yes mate. I'm attending the IGT. I'm happy to do and would appreciate a bitz service as well. It's space for all these moulds though. I have a box worth already and people keep requesting stuff  :-\ Maybe we can all get together and make something a bit more thought out. We all pick 5 ish models and make moulds of those for example. Then if anyone wants bitz they can just speak to those members. We can sort that out at WHW though over a pint.


As for an update. I'm currently painting up a Genestealer to harass and scare the crap out of my mates with.  ;D Pics later.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 21, 2016, 12:55:18 PM
Looking forward to seeing the Genestealer!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 24, 2016, 04:53:31 PM
Well. Here he/she/it is. The painting is a bit rushed and it's just drybrush and a quick highlight in most places but it'll do for a Game plot type thing. This is actually a resin cast of an original.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah092/DSC_0001_zpsyryg2xxj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah092/DSC_0001_zpsyryg2xxj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah092/DSC_0002_zpssw5m24jl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah092/DSC_0002_zpssw5m24jl.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah092/DSC_0003_zpshvayndjr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah092/DSC_0003_zpshvayndjr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah092/DSC_0004_zps9vlhlqro.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah092/DSC_0004_zps9vlhlqro.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Thantos on March 24, 2016, 05:10:58 PM
Love the 'stealer, classic space hulk colours there! ;D I hope he scares your players!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 25, 2016, 11:45:24 AM
Proper old school, though I might have been tempted to repeat the chitin effect from the hooves to the claws.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on March 25, 2016, 01:04:12 PM
has anyone else noticed he's missing back sections?
the 2nd ed stealers had 3 muscle sections while this one's missing 'em... would help to make him bigger too!
my resin casts came out terribad! :(

still, great paintjob; suprised you went for the 40mm base instead of something a bit bigger!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 25, 2016, 04:40:10 PM
Cheers chaps!

Old school? Nah, Cool-School. :D I started with Space Hulk so it's a throw back to that I guess. I always liked that scheme. You're right about the claws, I should really do them the same as the hooves. The hooves I did last and was at a loose end as to what to do them so just did them that colour. I really should have thought out the colours more before I picked up a brush. Bah, whatever.

GAV The base, heh never thought of giving him a bigger one. He doesn't weigh much so the 40mm base keeps him upright easily. If you want a cast you can have one.


Right. Onto the next project. Well, I'm working on a few projects but this is the one I'm going to show you! This is Pyonidas (yes, that's Pie and Leonidas mixed together). Pyonidas is a redemptionist who has been uncovered as a WITCH! He'll end up in my Radicals warband. Basically, he's looking for martyrdom in order to repent for himself being a witch but our friendly Inquisitor has convinced him that to repent he must first serve him. More fluff on him later I guess.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah093/DSC_0003_zpsbwnkm7vp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah093/DSC_0003_zpsbwnkm7vp.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah093/DSC_0004_zpsrhhkqr3n.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah093/DSC_0004_zpsrhhkqr3n.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah093/DSC_0005_zpsc3cgfark.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah093/DSC_0005_zpsc3cgfark.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 26, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
Absolutely love the genestealer! I'd certainly mirror the opinion of doing the claws in the same bone colour.
I'd love to purchase a resin one from you borak!

The redemption it's is looking great so far - I'm interested to see how you paint him up. One thing (it might just be the pictures) but the arm holding the chainsword looks a little long?

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 27, 2016, 05:41:56 PM
You're probably right about his arm come to think about it. I measured it to the right length and then added the fingers so it's probably 1mm too long or there abouts.

Right, Pyonidas is done. Paint job is pretty simplistic but he's a gaming piece.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah094/DSC_0001_zps2jzu5f1v.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah094/DSC_0001_zps2jzu5f1v.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah094/DSC_0002_zpsmqxqbapk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah094/DSC_0002_zpsmqxqbapk.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah094/DSC_0004_zpsrq3axxeg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah094/DSC_0004_zpsrq3axxeg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah094/DSC_0006_zpskuvjvrzd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah094/DSC_0006_zpskuvjvrzd.jpg.html)

Not sure if I should add anything to his cloak or not.I didn't add anything because he's supposed to have donned the black cloak of the penitant which I guess would be just plain robes.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 29, 2016, 01:54:01 PM
He looks the part, but perhaps you could consider a different colour for the cloth around his neck?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on March 29, 2016, 02:59:14 PM
that's got to be one of the best purity seals I have seen with the skull on - what is your secret to the text/illustrations on it??

ps - how much for a resin genestealer? :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 29, 2016, 07:39:10 PM
Van Helser,
I did think about that but my Wife said no........ I may compromise and do some free hand on it though. I was thinking a white pattern, possibly chaos star-like in design. The black expanse of the cloak does need breaking up though.

Seaglen,
Thanks mate. I just use a watered down mix of Chaos Black and rhinox hide and then just a thin brush. Same with the Skull bit it's pure black.




I have no plans to paint anything else for a while so will be cracking on with a commission piece.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on March 30, 2016, 03:01:16 AM
Been a while since I commented on your posts. Great looking stuff! The genestealer does look like he was done quickly (dry brushing and all) but he still looks fantastic (when you're on tight timelines you gotta do what you gotta do). The throwback color scheme is great. I will throw in my two cents in favor of adding some more bone-colored areas where appropriate.

Pyondias looks great. The face is particularly fantastic. I love the blood dripping from the roman numerals on the forehead and the iron halo is a great touch. I'm also a big fan of the beard. Compared to a lot of your other color schemes I will say that there are some parts of him that are a little boring (the mostly-uniform silver of the weapons, the unbroken dark roads, etc). It's still better than anything I'm going to put out :)

Anyway, great work! Looking forward to whatever you have cooking next.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 02, 2016, 07:13:01 PM
I've gone back and added some stuff to the Priest. Still more to do so I'll update when he's done ;)

Right. This is where I am with a commission piece. Still very WIP at the moment but any CnC is welcome.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah095/DSC_0017_zpsvupyutkz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah095/DSC_0017_zpsvupyutkz.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah095/DSC_0018_zpszijjb4j7.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah095/DSC_0018_zpszijjb4j7.jpg.html)


As for what else is going on with him. He'll have a hand restin on his holstered pistol and a Bionic arm (separate) for his right arm which probably wont be holding any weapon. He'll have some pouches on his belt added soonish.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on April 02, 2016, 07:19:33 PM
I like the coat and the boots, really nicely done. Needs some work from the side view though as he looks a bit back heavy and like he's going to fall over backwards. The holster for the plasma pistol is also really nicely done.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on April 03, 2016, 10:40:33 AM
Looking very good!
I am a big fan of the sculpted inner collar - amazing detail!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 04, 2016, 04:52:18 PM
Cortez, he is leaning back a bit. I'll address that later. Thanks though, I'd not noticed!



Right, back to it I guess. I've done most of the detail work now. I just need to do the left hand, left sleeve and pipes on his bionics. I'm also going to go for a flesh and blood arm for his right arm, probably holding a cane. I may re-do his boots as well as he now looks like he has really small feet! Compared to other =][= models anyway. I can fix his 'leaning' out while I'm at it.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah096/DSC_0016_zpsmqcotsbu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah096/DSC_0016_zpsmqcotsbu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah096/DSC_0017-001_zpswsdf3usz.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah096/DSC_0017-001_zpswsdf3usz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on April 05, 2016, 01:43:54 PM
He's looking great! All the little details really make a difference (the tassels, badges, etc). Beyond excited to get him  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 05, 2016, 06:48:06 PM
Glad you like him! Well, you let the cat out of the bag about who the commission is for now though!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on April 06, 2016, 05:03:42 AM
I don't know what commission etiquette is! I just think he looks great and I'm excited to paint him!!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 06, 2016, 09:06:20 AM
Me either....... ANYWAY! Next warband member is up.

This is Rikkard Blunt. A recon trooper from the Abraxian 7th Recon Company ((Code name: Heart Breakers))
Apart from the 40k bits he is completely made up of resin


(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah097/DSC_0016_zpse9hmdgwp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah097/DSC_0016_zpse9hmdgwp.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah097/DSC_0017_zpshtffh2ql.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah097/DSC_0017_zpshtffh2ql.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah097/DSC_0018_zpsekrf9vkc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah097/DSC_0018_zpsekrf9vkc.jpg.html)


...... and here's one of the whole happy family so far. I think I'm going to add a mechanicum character to the band next.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah097/DSC_0019_zps2ooutkrl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah097/DSC_0019_zps2ooutkrl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on April 07, 2016, 03:02:12 PM
Really great use of pouches and gubbins on the IG character. I have yet to master the skill of artful clutter, but he looks eclectic and interesting. The stock model is very vanilla but you've spruced him up the appropriate amount. Also bonus points for the freehand on the head band, it looks fantastic! The little details really help. Double bonus points for the conversion of the Lasgun to Autogun, that may be the best 54mm autogun I've seen (in terms of being faithful to the 28mm version). And with a spare clip no less!

On the whole the group is looking great. The additional freehand on the left-hand grunt really breaks up the solid gray. The little girl in the back of the group is incredibly unsettling (kind of like she's the REAL one in charge).

Great work! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 01, 2016, 05:00:53 PM
Right. It's been a long time! My first update since before the IGT  :-\ Not good but I've been distracted quite randomly by Battlefleet Gothic of all things. Anyway, you don't care about that so here's my update

The Guard Colonel/Imperial Noble is done.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0007_zpsuijqzer3.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0007_zpsuijqzer3.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0008_zpsbzthlhln.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0008_zpsbzthlhln.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0009_zpsngprdhwa.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0009_zpsngprdhwa.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0010_zpsnjyazg7d.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0010_zpsnjyazg7d.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0011_zpshyzxhvav.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0011_zpshyzxhvav.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah101/DSC_0013_zpstf6mvknt.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah101/DSC_0013_zpstf6mvknt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on May 01, 2016, 07:01:17 PM
He is looking very fantastic!  ;D
I think it's the resin vs GS throwing me off about the left eye/right eye balance.
Is there more to go?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alyster Wick on May 01, 2016, 07:51:19 PM
He looks fantastic! A very suitable Planetary Governor NPC, it's exactly what I was looking for.

I think it's the resin vs GS throwing me off about the left eye/right eye balance.

The right eye is a bit lower than the left, but I for one don't mind. It's a bionic, so it's reasonable to think it could be located in a slightly different place. I enjoy the asymmetry of it.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 02, 2016, 12:16:38 PM
Glad you like him Wick. :D It's a bit late to do anything about his eye anyway so, well, tough really


Right, one project done. On to the next! This is Arch-Magos Telkrath. He's extends his 'life' by downloading his memories into another mind-wiped brain. This obviously has a toll on his mind and has pretty much left him soulless and utterly mad. His knowledge of the arcane arts keeps him in good stead with my Radical Inquisitor though and in tern my Inquisitor protects him and keeps his acts from the all seeing eye of the mechanicum

He is WIP. I need to green stuff some lenses all over the faceplate half of his head and I will green stuff some tattered robes over his body.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah102/DSC_0006_zpssytiogfv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah102/DSC_0006_zpssytiogfv.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah102/DSC_0007_zps3fqqlksl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah102/DSC_0007_zps3fqqlksl.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah102/DSC_0008_zpsqgehfzg1.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah102/DSC_0008_zpsqgehfzg1.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah102/DSC_0009_zpsjyjra8hn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah102/DSC_0009_zpsjyjra8hn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Thantos on May 02, 2016, 12:19:17 PM
"No bass guitars were harmed in the creation of this miniature." ? ;)

Love him, great conversion :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 04, 2016, 08:03:04 PM
Only the silver wire is guitar wire :P

Right. Robes and lenses added.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah103/DSC_0039_zpsktmddpj7.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah103/DSC_0039_zpsktmddpj7.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah103/DSC_0040_zpsy8jqdcpb.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah103/DSC_0040_zpsy8jqdcpb.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah103/DSC_0041_zpsagte88oh.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah103/DSC_0041_zpsagte88oh.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah103/DSC_0042_zpsyaiz3wyq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah103/DSC_0042_zpsyaiz3wyq.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on May 08, 2016, 08:51:04 AM
That's looking ethereal and creepy. The sentinel multilaser has been put to good use. I'd be tempted to add some mysterious glowing orbs of power or a more obvious anti-grav unit/walking mechadendrites (Doc Oc style)?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 22, 2016, 08:41:40 PM
Ok, been a while since I last updated this thread. It appears I'm not the only one on the quiet front though ;)

Cheers Helser! It was you I was talking to about the old Multilaser wasn't it? I do like glowing orbs of power. The vials of chemicals will have a pretty weird glowing 'goo' in them.

Right, I finally got around to finishing the Imperial Noble and casting him up. This was the first attempt so it had a few errors in it but it'll do for me. The two others that I have cast up have come out almost perfect so I'm pretty chuffed with that! :D Hopefully I'll get around to painting him up at some point soon :D

The Navigator model is there for scale. It's probably not the best model to compare height with as he's blummin' tall!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah106/DSC_0097_zpskromar54.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah106/DSC_0097_zpskromar54.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah106/DSC_0098_zpszc7sdzzx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah106/DSC_0098_zpszc7sdzzx.jpg.html)

It is very hard to take pictures of white things..........
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Redsunz2000 on June 02, 2016, 03:05:58 PM
Hi Lord Borak.

I love the resin colonel / Imperial noble. I just bought one off you on eBay (super quick next day delivery - thanks  ;D). He looks just perfect in height and well proportioned. He's come out very well moulded (no bubbles). Do you use a vacuum to mould in?

Keep up the good work! :D

PS If I can get him painted without too much delay, I'll post him up here.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 02, 2016, 11:24:31 PM
Hey man! No idea you were on here! Glad you got him safely.  ;D Looking forward to seeing him painted........... I have only sprayed mine.

No vacuum mould, I just put resin into each mould 'half' and poke the resin into all the details. Then I close the mould and pour the rest of the resin in. It works...... most of the time. I do have a few failed casts sitting about though which can go to a good home if anyone wants them. They're generally missing a few details and the cane hand is sometimes hollow.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Thantos on June 03, 2016, 09:49:38 AM
Lovely work!
If you want a small vacuum chamber and pump for these, i have an old one I can send you if you would do a commissioned 54mm sculpt in exchange? ;)
Would save you money with no wasted resin and longer mould-life :D Drop me a PM if you are interested.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 03, 2016, 10:09:23 AM
PM sent.

How do you cast yours up? You're Resin casts look fantastic. Do you send them away to get cast up or do you do it yourself?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Thantos on June 03, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
Thanks. We do it here, vacuum cast :) I cant take credit directly for most of the casts, the other guys do them.
We offer a moulding and resin casting service for other companies and individuals along with doing our own bits :D

Will sort with you via PM :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on June 03, 2016, 09:46:38 PM
i used to do vac-casting for Spartan, can certainly recommend a chamber!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on June 05, 2016, 08:11:34 AM
Ok, been a while since I last updated this thread. It appears I'm not the only one on the quiet front though ;)

Cheers Helser! It was you I was talking to about the old Multilaser wasn't it? I do like glowing orbs of power. The vials of chemicals will have a pretty weird glowing 'goo' in them.

That's right, it was me. Good memory!

I too have been quiet on the Inquisitor front - too distracted with 6mm stuff for Horizon Wars (https://ospreypublishing.com/horizon-wars).

The noble has turned out really well. I do like to see more relaxed, non-combat poses from time to time, and he's got a great air of authority about hime.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 05, 2016, 08:23:43 PM
HA! I think my wife may argue that one ;)

Aye, I've been toying with some Battle fleet Gothic recently. Not really to game with, more to paint (they look cool and are easy to pant). However I have just acquired some more 54mm awesomeness so I'll be cracking on with another warband :D

Pics to follow shortly (as soon as they turn up!)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 13, 2016, 07:14:56 PM
HOARDS of bits! Just posting some bits I've managed to get my hands on over the last few weeks! I got a surprise present from a mate today. He found a Tau Ethereal in the loft!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah112/DSC_0032_zpstez6gvb5.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah112/DSC_0032_zpstez6gvb5.jpg.html)


There's a Marine head here (the left one) which I didn't even know existed.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah112/DSC_0034_zpsgowor9eu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah112/DSC_0034_zpsgowor9eu.jpg.html)


KROOTSES!
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah112/DSC_0035_zpshids6qyp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah112/DSC_0035_zpshids6qyp.jpg.html)

..........and some sealed boxes. Already have them so....... not sure what to do with them

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah112/DSC_0036_zpsvrsgsopm.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah112/DSC_0036_zpsvrsgsopm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 23, 2016, 10:15:28 PM
*Blows dust off thread*

Been a while. A new Kitchen and a broken Computer does not an active hobbyist make. BUT I'M BACK!............ but not with any pictures (yet) sorry. Tomorrow, I promise.

I've been working on a lot of Battlefleet gothic at the moment (blame Radu) but I have been working on two Chaotic characters which I will take pictures of tomorrow. Before that though, does anyone know if the Andrea miniatures kusanagi http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/136/dark-nova/1702/dn-04-mila-kusanagi-firereach-commando.html (http://www.andreaeurope.com/en/1/andrea-miniatures/136/dark-nova/1702/dn-04-mila-kusanagi-firereach-commando.html)scales well with =][= models? The site says 54mm but I hear it's too big. It'd be a shame if it was.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on July 24, 2016, 08:23:25 AM
When I asked about it apparently she's less 54mm and more 75mm. (or getting on that way).
I want the sculpt also, but I don't think it will work at 54mm unless you pretend she's a female space marine experiment or something.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 24, 2016, 07:55:06 PM
Bum. Oh well.


Well, as promised, some more 54mm shenanigans. The background is still pending/rough on these chaps. There's not much conversion work. The magus is just a weapon swap and the mutant is just Fabian with some shoulder pads.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah117/DSC_0001_zpsypnjtpwo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah117/DSC_0001_zpsypnjtpwo.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah117/DSC_0002_zpsjvglgsdc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah117/DSC_0002_zpsjvglgsdc.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah117/DSC_0004_zpswbjlxxfw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah117/DSC_0004_zpswbjlxxfw.jpg.html)

I'm planning on doing a Huge mutant pit fighter cyborg as the Magisters Body Guard. The mutant above is going to be the leader of a mutant rebellion.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on July 25, 2016, 08:28:57 AM
I like the utilitarian axe, any plans to daemonify it? I think it works as is though.
If you are after any daemonic influence then maybe the armour? I think the article on chaos marines had some funky daemonic armour rules that might be worth a look.
Looking forward to the mutants progression and "huge mutant pit fighter cyborg" sounds great
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 25, 2016, 08:47:20 AM
I was just going to keep it simple but cover it in gore. Possibly with some blood drips for added 'eww'. Although I keep thinking about adding some Runes to it........ but the main cover was going to have hazard stripes to keep with my running theme.

Daemonic armour? That sounds cool!! And explain the screaming flesh faces on his shoulder guard. Where are the rules located?

Background is fleshing out and I'm actually thinking of tying him in to my BFG fluff. Basically he comes from a world heavily populated by slave mutants. His family, the ruling cast of the planet, is suspiciously free from all mutations however. All being tall, fit, blond, genetically pure and utterly vain and arrogant. When he was recruited into the Red Kings band he was convinced by the Red King to be possessed by a daemon to prove his mental fortitude. This of course led to his body deforming, his hair falling out and his once healthy skin turning ashen grey and sickly which pretty much broke him mentally. I'll go into more background later.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on July 25, 2016, 12:26:33 PM
Awesome stuff! The Magus and Fabian models are so lovely as-is, I'm always a little sad when I see them that I never picked them up when they were available :(

What are you doing for the huge cyber mutant pit gladiator?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 25, 2016, 05:28:58 PM
I can always sort you out a set if you're desperate. Not that I'm putting salt in the wound but I had three at one point. One went to a mate to convince him to give me Scarn and the other is my 'Master' for casting. The above is the 'spare' although his right arm is actually a green stuff copy done from a press mould.

The huge Gladiator will be based on an Isenguard Troll. I think it would work quite well as a necromunda scavy. I'll obviously add loads of 40k bits, cables, chem injectors and crude bionics. I'm not sure If I want to do implant weapons yet or not. Maybe one?



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 28, 2016, 06:33:12 PM

I've done some more work on the Magus. Not a huge amount, just the bone really and some silver work. Actually, that's it. Not really a real update on him now that I think about it. OH WELL.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah121/DSC_0005_zpso5ivkpal.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah121/DSC_0005_zpso5ivkpal.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah121/DSC_0006_zpsndnzqv26.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah121/DSC_0006_zpsndnzqv26.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah121/DSC_0007_zpsfd7zooge.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah121/DSC_0007_zpsfd7zooge.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on July 28, 2016, 06:59:54 PM
looks gorgeous mate very evil, I want some of the magos bits as well he would be perfect for a demonic evil big bad I am building and I never even saw the thing for sale.

So many of the old models I really miss and can't even dream of affording them on evilbay. I'll send you a pm.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on July 30, 2016, 10:53:16 AM
Nice conversion - you've got a real knack for flayed skin on your models...

Would more lurid colours for the faces on the shoulder pad be appropriate to hint at possession of the armour by warp entities?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 30, 2016, 10:16:32 PM
What colour were you thinking? I'm open to suggestions!

Right. No painting today (redoing patio!) but I did find the time to finish making this wee chappy! This is the chorno-Gladiator mutant suitably called Stuart.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah122/DSC_0002_zpsxlejc4zi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah122/DSC_0002_zpsxlejc4zi.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah122/DSC_0003_zps5mf0shry.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah122/DSC_0003_zps5mf0shry.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah122/DSC_0005_zps1tjntkp6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah122/DSC_0005_zps1tjntkp6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on August 03, 2016, 12:52:17 PM
10/10 always upvote big stompy models.

I love the plasticard work on this guy, the balance is just right on the archetypical 40k asymmetry. My only thoughts would be that his right arm looks a bit naked. Could the claw be integrated into the flesh a bit, perhaps with some guitar wire or a few stimm injectors?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on August 06, 2016, 07:08:28 PM
Is it bad that I never even considered the idea of using LOTR and The Hobbit models in =][=? I still have a plastic balrog BNIB (part of a gift from a chap who owned a store my dad frequented - a deal with GW fell through so he gave my dad the stuff to give to me :D) which could become an interesting xenos creation - what's the stance on inventing non-canon races/creating your own depictions of little-known canon races on here?

I have The Trolls from The Hobbit too - when the first one came out I went mad for the miniatures, then wound up doing very little with them - now I don't feel much of a desire to recreate those battles or play that game at all. So maybe they'll become mutants ^^.

...Stuart is based on an LOTR troll right? It'd be very embarrassing if I was wrong about that...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on August 06, 2016, 07:47:56 PM
The big beasties seem to work well I'm sorely tempted to use the necromancer for something that the players aren't sure of the motives of
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 06, 2016, 07:53:32 PM
RobSkib:
Gah, I should have read this earlier. You're right. The Claw arm does need something to blend it into his body a bit more. Some guitar wire and cables would have been awesome. I have almost finished painting him now though but I shall see if I can sneak some cables on him. I plan to do his drenched in gore so I can cover up any dodgy post-painted conversion work with gore and blood splatters :D

Reality:
It is a LOTR Troll. It's the Troll from the Troll Catapult. Originally I was going to use an old Isengard Troll (who is more armoured) but could only find the gits hand :S. SO I bought this chap off ebay for less that 10. I then later found two of the same model in a case! *sigh* Oh well. There's always the possibility for more mutants or maybe even an Ork Conversion :D

I did look at the plastic Hobbit Trolls but the sculpting/detail work just seemed a bit 'lazy'. The details weren't great and certainly aren't as good as the old metal Troll I used. They'd be good for random NPC mutants though.

JediKnight:
Hmmm, that model would be great as a Daemonhost/Ghost. Actually, thinking about it. I'm sure I've seen someone convert that model to a Techpriest. The Terror of Arnor (or whatever he's called) would be a great base for a blood letter actually.





As a quick update. (No pics, yet) I had the skin done on the Troll but a little 9 Month old Terror (naming no names) decided he didn't like the paint job I had done so reduced him to his component parts and destroyed the paint job. I also managed to grab an Eversor Assassin and an Inquisitor Scarn :D WINNING  ;D I should have some pics either tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on August 06, 2016, 08:16:04 PM
My idea was to have him with a closed helm and a resculpted/moved set of arms looking like he is waiting for the Players warbands some shadowy contact with guile and charm offering something valuable. mayb using Sauron himself as some evil looking hulking armpured monstrosity. The same figure just in his war paint. Change the head to something less recognisable and as a suitably grimdark weapon and wafty banner and typical an awesome suggestion after iv started plotting

 My less brave less impressive daemon prince to nutter of khorne with the Brass armour he wears caging him as much protecting him ah well I could always make more for the band who wish to see the corpse emperor burn. Working within the shades of gray that the lady belle occupies has pushed me to dream of ancient true evils and monsters bearing names that when voiced in our realm can tear apart it's very atmosphore and claw inside the head of millions spreading fear and faint with simply the ideaa. Working in the shades of greys has lead me searching for my black paint
 


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on August 07, 2016, 02:02:41 PM
what's the stance on inventing non-canon races/creating your own depictions of little-known canon races on here?



It's encouraged, and there's even a thread where there's a challenge to make a model of a creature from a minor race right at this moment!

http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2668.0

Sorry to hear the wee monster got into this big monster. Look forward to pics eventually.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 07, 2016, 05:54:45 PM
Mutant Pit slave is done.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0005_zpsycqdt7am.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0005_zpsycqdt7am.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0008_zpsrj6ntuqg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0008_zpsrj6ntuqg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0010_zpsuidocfyy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0010_zpsuidocfyy.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0011_zpszgjimnfc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0011_zpszgjimnfc.jpg.html)

The pictures didn't come out great for some reason. The yellow on the Power cable looks pretty flat but hey-hum!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on August 07, 2016, 11:41:53 PM
what's the stance on inventing non-canon races/creating your own depictions of little-known canon races on here?



It's encouraged, and there's even a thread where there's a challenge to make a model of a creature from a minor race right at this moment!

http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2668.0

Thank you dude, I confess I had actually seen that since posting ^^' I may have to enter if I can find the time - I'll have to do some reading to find a race that best suits what I might be able to convert though :D.

Mutant Pit slave is done.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0005_zpsycqdt7am.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0005_zpsycqdt7am.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0008_zpsrj6ntuqg.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0008_zpsrj6ntuqg.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0010_zpsuidocfyy.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0010_zpsuidocfyy.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah124/DSC_0011_zpszgjimnfc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah124/DSC_0011_zpszgjimnfc.jpg.html)

The pictures didn't come out great for some reason. The yellow on the Power cable looks pretty flat but hey-hum!

He looks terrific dude! What did you use for the blood? This guy looks so ready to tear someone up! >:D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 08, 2016, 07:14:38 AM
The blood is a mix of GW water effect, Red Ink, Brown Ink. That is then stippled in certain areas and once dry I add some Purple Ink to the mix and dab it in areas where blood would pool or be thickest. Lovely stuff! I don't think there's enoguh blood in all honesty so may have to go back and add some more to the claw (with drips!).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on August 08, 2016, 01:58:18 PM
Awesome! I love the paint job - the pale skin and purple scales sets it apart enough from the source model, and the colours of the weird gubbinz on the back perfectly compliments the muted flesh and metal. I'm always a sucker for big vats o' goo.

Regarding your photos - do you use photo editing software like Photoshop, or a free version like GIMP or Pixlr? If so, try fiddling with the Curves setting a bit, make the dark tones darker and the light tones lighter, even just a little bit, and you'll make all those painstaking highlights pop out a lot more.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on August 08, 2016, 09:42:54 PM
That's one big ol' mean pit slave you've got there! Lovely paint job.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 15, 2016, 08:10:12 PM
Cheers chaps!

Regarding the Photo editing. I use Picasa, it's not complicated but all it really is is brightening the photo's up and cropping them.

Ok. Well, whilst sifting the interwebs looking for inspiration for an 'assassin' I fell upon this picture...

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah128/238038_md-Copyright%20Ffg%20Daemonhunters%20Ffg%20Inquisition%20Rpg_zpskbobqsrf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah128/238038_md-Copyright%20Ffg%20Daemonhunters%20Ffg%20Inquisition%20Rpg_zpskbobqsrf.jpg.html)

So! This lady is going to be my new Inquisitor. Her cover is an Imperial Bounty Hunter/Assassin for Hire. This is my take on the artwork... Kinda finished but Kinda not. I still need to finish the pouches. Other than though though! She's done. If you're curious, her head started off as a knackered Sevora head.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah127/DSC_0030_zpsl3a3qf14.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah127/DSC_0030_zpsl3a3qf14.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah127/DSC_0031_zpsczonvfzt.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah127/DSC_0031_zpsczonvfzt.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah127/DSC_0033_zpsqe48itvi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah127/DSC_0033_zpsqe48itvi.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah127/DSC_0034_zpsvrpb7gah.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah127/DSC_0034_zpsvrpb7gah.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah127/DSC_0035_zpszuvh8vpt.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah127/DSC_0035_zpszuvh8vpt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: maglash1017 on August 15, 2016, 10:00:50 PM
Wow, that is looking awesome! I especially love the pose.  She's leaning forward without looking out of balance, which gives the miniature a sense of realism. I'm looking forward to seeing her painted up.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on August 15, 2016, 11:09:50 PM
She's looking superb mate!

The gun looks fantastic actually - so hefty! Which model did you use for the base again? One of the North Star "Totally Not Mass Effect" ones right?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on August 16, 2016, 07:49:44 AM
That's a very nice chunk of GS work on that model.
I'm a little unsure of the grip on the bolt pistol - should it be that far forward? Maybe I'm just misjudging the distance.
I like the rest, especially the work you've done on that hair, and the work on the chest of her suit, not to mention the buckles and straps.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on August 17, 2016, 06:50:07 PM
Very nicely done, but I agree with mcjomar that the pistol grip position looks off.  Are you going to add the infra-goggles that are in the source artwork?

Basing idea, colour scheme?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on August 19, 2016, 09:50:55 PM
Any chance of a scale pic? That bolt pistol is throwing my perception off somehow, it looks big on her which I like but really makes me think about how crazy 40k scale must be
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on August 22, 2016, 10:11:03 AM
That's some a damn lovely model you've got there - I'd echo the questions about the source model though, I can't place it in my head.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 30, 2016, 10:47:49 AM



Sorry for the late reply. I can't remember the actual model company but it's the same one McJomar used for his models. I just filed off all the details!

This is Brother Sergeant Banek Hargrimm. Permanently attached to Inquisitorial duties due to being a bit of a nutter. He hates psykers basically and that even extends to his brothers in the chapter Librarium!!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah136/DSC_0043.NEF_zpsfprzhsp8.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah136/DSC_0043.NEF_zpsfprzhsp8.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah136/DSC_0044.NEF_zpshyamyrsn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah136/DSC_0044.NEF_zpshyamyrsn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah136/DSC_0045.NEF_zpskh0hcekq.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah136/DSC_0045.NEF_zpskh0hcekq.jpg.html)

I may make him with no power armour on, just simple robes for games where power armour is not required.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on October 01, 2016, 06:45:35 AM
Nice bit of a background  ;D

Did You just hacked the original bolter apart to build this pistol?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 01, 2016, 08:40:43 AM
Well, it's still WIP ;) I'm not sure If I want him being banished from his chapter due to killing a Librarian or just 'moved' out of the chapter to prevent him causing trouble. I'm still 50/50 if I want him in his chapter colours... Part of me wants to have him so that he has renounced his chapter due to seeing them as 'impure'.......... The other part of me likes the colour scheme.

Aye, the Bolt pistol is just a cut down Bolter. Hence why it's a cast - I try not to cut originals up unless I have a surplus of them.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: maglash1017 on October 01, 2016, 01:40:18 PM
Looking great! Sculpting is very neat and smooth as always. As for the fluff, being moved to other (inquisitorial?) control seems more plausible to me than being banished.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on October 03, 2016, 04:41:33 PM
"Being a bit of a nutter" is a more than adequate backstory for just about any Inquisitor warband member I can think of! It's a very nice re-imagining of a classic, I always appreciate a good set of balls on a space marine.

That cast bolt pistol - did I see that doing the rounds on ebay a little while ago?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 03, 2016, 08:20:21 PM
Nah, I wont put GW casts up on Ebay. That's naughty. I think there was one up on there but that was Legio Destructor (member here) who made them with a 3D printer. I bought a set and they're great quality but they're scaled for Humans, not for Marines.

'Being a nutter' is always a great excuse. Inquisitor characters are always more fun if they're the unhinged ones. I can happily see this chappy calmly keeping his head under fire and keeping an eye on the objective............. aaaaaaaand then a psyker happens.

Excuse the picture quality but it's just a quick WIP of the colour scheme. I've gone for a quartered Yellow/Black scheme to represent the 'Grudge Bearers' Chapter. A Chapter created from Imperial Fists and Black Templars during the 3rd founding specifically tasked with hunting down and eliminating Iron Warrior Lords/Warsmiths and breaking their Fortresses.

(first pic is with the flash on so it obliterates all the blending/highlight work on the yellow. So it's for colour scheme only.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah137/DSC_0068_zpsw5m6ufwi.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah137/DSC_0068_zpsw5m6ufwi.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah137/DSC_0070_zps2t4uhwdp.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah137/DSC_0070_zps2t4uhwdp.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on October 04, 2016, 11:49:24 AM
I hate to be "that guy" because that is a spiffing paint job so far, aren't the grudge bearers a sort of purpley blue? With gold trim and white shoulder pads? That's what I got on a quick google search anyway
Really like the scheme, not too in your face yellow like an imperial fist and not too black like a black Templar.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 04, 2016, 06:16:13 PM
I didn't realise the Grudge Bearers were a named chapter. I did an army YEARS ago that I sold a few years ago and this was a nod to remember them. I can quickly change the name if needs be but as far as I'm concerned the Grudge Bearers I made up........ and this is their colour scheme :P

Some better pics.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah138/DSC_0041_zpsoule46gw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah138/DSC_0041_zpsoule46gw.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah138/DSC_0043_zpsvzo50s4j.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah138/DSC_0043_zpsvzo50s4j.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah138/DSC_0044_zpsf0u8doop.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah138/DSC_0044_zpsf0u8doop.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah138/DSC_0045_zpsb14llao2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah138/DSC_0045_zpsb14llao2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 11, 2016, 11:18:49 AM
Still pondering about the weapon on this chap. I think I'm going to go for either a Power Maul (scratch built) or a Thunderhammer off the Dreadknight once I find one! Anyway, work is still going a head (see what I did there?). The head is done.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah140/DSC_0042_zpsngwxnfae.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah140/DSC_0042_zpsngwxnfae.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah140/DSC_0043_zpsec3zz33g.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah140/DSC_0043_zpsec3zz33g.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah140/DSC_0044_zpsx4xqv57g.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah140/DSC_0044_zpsx4xqv57g.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah140/DSC_0045_zpsasikn4pl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah140/DSC_0045_zpsasikn4pl.jpg.html)

EDIT:
Here's some more WIP pics. Someone asked for a 'scale shot' of the Cyber Troll and a marine. I forget who........ but here it is. The Angel of the photo actually makes the Troll look smaller than he is aswell.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah141/DSC_0042-001_zpsdhodyeks.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah141/DSC_0042-001_zpsdhodyeks.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah141/DSC_0043-001_zpsgyhv5rdw.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah141/DSC_0043-001_zpsgyhv5rdw.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah141/DSC_0044-001_zpsewgfe6qc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah141/DSC_0044-001_zpsewgfe6qc.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah141/DSC_0045-001_zpsplahl72l.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah141/DSC_0045-001_zpsplahl72l.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on October 11, 2016, 02:07:38 PM
For some reason I like the idea of a mace, something well crafted and possibly etched filigree details and yet still the most brutal of weapons.
That's a great job on the head/face/tattoos, I feel like I could almost read the text
Chapter symbol really works as well
Is there any way to get the black fleur de lys mirrored in yellow on the other arm?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on October 11, 2016, 04:04:19 PM
Love the paint job on the head. Especially the tattoos.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 11, 2016, 10:50:43 PM
Thanks guys :) Rady, it was your suggestion I went with the writing on his head - It works!

I was thinking of doing something along the lines of this (not my work). It looks awesome but there's a fair bit of work there that I'm not sure I can be bothered with. I think it really depends how the Dreadknights hammer looks on him. I do prefer the Maul fluff-wise though. It just suits Banus.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah142/powermaul_zpsy19v1rkv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah142/powermaul_zpsy19v1rkv.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on October 11, 2016, 11:35:20 PM
That would be along the lines of what I was thinking, also "mace to the face" is fun to say :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on October 12, 2016, 06:00:37 PM
If you don't want to fuss too much about the mace, grab a weapon hand from the dreadknight kit, and have fun!
That hand is slightly larger than Artemis' original, but it's passable - as You will see soon:)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on October 14, 2016, 07:18:35 PM
Looking very sharp with the painting there.  Excellent work breathing life into the face.

Power maul would be a tough build, but would look good. 

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on October 19, 2016, 12:31:29 PM
Custom marine chapter, smooth yellow over a black undercoat, custom melee weapon for knocking heads in? I think this Dawn of War marine sums up my feelings perfectly.

(https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/images/16/may/dow3.jpg)

Fascinated to see how this turns out. I love the head (heh) and can't wait to see him all finished.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on October 24, 2016, 10:20:03 PM
Ok you know your cultists if I'm wajting to split tue torso on one what would you suggest I used to do it?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 22, 2016, 08:44:50 AM
Sorry for the late update! Holidays and work have gotten in the way a bit. To make matters more complicated my Photobucket account seems to have locked me out........... So I've had to create another one. To start you off here's a picture of the Maul I completed weeks ago. It's painted and Banus is almost done too so you may see him in a week or two. I should also have a scenery update soon as well.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045.NEF-001_zps7xrrhwf4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045.NEF-001_zps7xrrhwf4.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046_zpsyhaftltf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046_zpsyhaftltf.jpg.html)

Jedi, The resin is pretty much the same as FW resin. A saw is best as clippers will shatter it.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on November 22, 2016, 10:38:06 PM
awesome, I really like that maul I am working on one using FW brass eagles for the faces atm that will look similar.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 24, 2016, 12:01:42 PM
Cool. Pics or it's not true though ;)

Speaking of pics. Here's some of my completed scenery. You may recognise it as it's stuff I started AGES ago. I don't usually get the drive to do much work on scenery but after a game against Radu I've had the drive to get my board done. So here's the start. The Poster board and barrels are a new addition.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0047_zpsngz8vk9t.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0047_zpsngz8vk9t.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0048_zpsw3yd4p1u.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0048_zpsw3yd4p1u.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0050_zps5ease3qo.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0050_zps5ease3qo.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0051_zpshwo96fjt.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0051_zpshwo96fjt.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0053_zpsnnegb1ro.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0053_zpsnnegb1ro.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0055_zpsbdjvybfi.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0055_zpsbdjvybfi.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0056_zpsck1l93ar.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0056_zpsck1l93ar.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0057_zps1byvxblc.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0057_zps1byvxblc.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0058_zpshvmjgkjp.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0058_zpshvmjgkjp.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0059_zpstllr8vwk.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0059_zpstllr8vwk.jpg.html)

I'm planning to make a garage, an overpass and some sort of power generator. Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on November 24, 2016, 12:04:56 PM
Nice looking scenery. I especially like the posters.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on November 24, 2016, 02:00:15 PM
That is some fantastic effort.  ;D
I would be extremely hyped to play on that board.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on November 25, 2016, 01:19:26 AM
For the power generator ou could use say the engine from an ork truck hoked up to something like a bisto/cocao tin fuel tank maybe?

And is that a fable 3 poster I spy?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 25, 2016, 08:13:47 AM
Thanks guys. The Posters are mainly to hide the fact that everything is just spray paint, wash and drybrush ;) I do like 'em though, they give that 'lived in' feel to scenery.

There's one poster from Fable 3. However I have no idea what Fable 3 is and had to google it. Originally I just goggled 40k propaganda. Searching for Fable 3 propaganda has given me even MOAR cool posters to use so thanks for that :D

McJomar, when my board is finished you're more than welcome to pop round for a game. I only have 2 finished bits of scenery done at the moment so the board is a bit 'sparse'. I'll hopefully get some more done soon though.

A few ideas for scenery...

1] Guns WurkShack. - The 40k equivallent of GW. Same style writing etc. Possibly with a 'No Juvies or Ogryns' sign on the door ((As that's mainly who goes to GW nowadays)).

2] Convenience store. Possibly made to be the least convenient I can.

3] Simple stuff, but a store house?

4] Hospital type place. Probably just a closed building with Apothecary drawn on it in blood.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on November 27, 2016, 10:14:09 AM
The posters and signs really do add a lived-in feel to the terrain.  It would be great to game on a board like that. 

I like the maul.  It looks brutal, while still having the high tech feel of an astartes weapon.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on November 28, 2016, 11:36:53 PM
The autopicker one is fable mate

As for ideas, abar, maybe an Enforcer local precint and if it's appropriate for the setting you're going hor how about some sort of pipe exit/sewer access area big hatch railings and fence maybe?

Or possibly a sort of 'hidden' or 'underground' twist pound club

Could easily do a car/truck repair place as well lots of vehicle parts from cheap toy cars and trucks cut up, fiel barrels and broken tech
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on November 29, 2016, 12:01:58 PM
Quote
1] Guns WurkShack. - The 40k equivallent of GW. Same style writing etc. Possibly with a 'No Juvies or Ogryns' sign on the door ((As that's mainly who goes to GW nowadays)).

Funnily enough, when I first started playing =I= all those years back, I made a ruined and torched-out GW store for scenery, replete with red carpet, tiny printed WD mags on the shelf, a painting table and gaming table with a few epic space marines and a rhino on it, painted in 90s ultramarine blues/reds. the "hills" on the table were made of round bases stacked and cut in half (like the old GW green tier hills)....

wonder if its still in the attic somewhere...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on December 02, 2016, 10:03:44 AM
Id LOVE to see that!! Hell you should do an INQ board for armies on parade with it on there lol
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 02, 2016, 11:13:34 AM
Enforcer precint may get done but it's not really the thing I'm going for. More of a slum/refinery sort of district. Maybe an abandoned part of the hive that was once a refinery (maybe still is) but has been overtaken by gangs or zombies. Or just abandoned for some reason.

I'll do the GunzWurkShack. No problem. I've ordered some vending machines and bins off ebay. Hopefully they'll be the right scale. Anyway, I'm afraid I haven't managed any serious hobby effort the last week or so but I've managed to get some fencing done. I have more to do but I ran out of barb wire so will do the rest then.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044_zps7ncq3vh2.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044_zps7ncq3vh2.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045_zpskt0vsp2y.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045_zpskt0vsp2y.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on December 04, 2016, 09:58:02 AM
Nice.

Did you scratch build the door and chain?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 15, 2016, 10:08:25 PM
The door and chain is scratch built, yeah. It's just plasticard and small chain. The padlock is just plasticard as well.

Scenery update. Some more fencing is done but I need to make two more corner sections to finish it off. I've also done/finished some water/fuel tanks. Fable 3 (thanks RB) and 40k propaganda posters liberally applied everywhere.

So, a fighting pit?
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046.NEF_zpstzo7nxpt.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046.NEF_zpstzo7nxpt.jpg.html)

Or maybe a perimeter fence?
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsu9a7vec4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsu9a7vec4.jpg.html)
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Water/Fuel Towers
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I've also received a 1:32 truck. It appeared too small at first so I went ahead and bought (and built) a 1:24 pick up. The 1:24 is far too big to be honest so it looks like I'm going to 40k 'up' the 1:32 truck. Some additional plating, 40k lights and mesh instead of windows should blend it in enough.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0055-001_zpsgbvv242w.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0055-001_zpsgbvv242w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on December 18, 2016, 04:36:43 AM
Glad fable has tuned out to be helpful. As for the truck 1:32 is right for real life Bu the vehicles look too small because 40k vehicles are so much taller. Real Cara are only generally to the shoulder at most compared to a real world photo that truck is the right scale but we have expectations based on the 28mm games vehicles being MASSIVE in their height.

It looks good i hope ypur leaving the bRrelrhings that gorgeous coppery brass colour they look ominous and evil
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on December 18, 2016, 10:16:59 AM
I thought that 1/32 scale truck might end up looking a bit small. Games Workshop figures are just too heroically scaled unfortunately. It should still work though once you've 40k'd it up a bit.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 18, 2016, 05:13:28 PM
bRrelrhings

What language is this??? Sounds heretical to me. Is it? I'm guessing you mean brass fittings. They'll eventually end up as Barrels. Same as the green ones I a;ready did a page or so back.


The 1:24 pick up is MASSIVE compared to models. Here's a picture.....

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044_zpsai910qfe.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044_zpsai910qfe.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046_zpsvtqhm7ek.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046_zpsvtqhm7ek.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0047_zpss2gb3n2k.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0047_zpss2gb3n2k.jpg.html)

... as you can see, the difference is quite large. What do you think suits better? ((personally, I prefer the pick up purely because it's a nicer model.))
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on December 18, 2016, 08:57:52 PM
I'd go with the 1/24 pickup. While it's slightly too big, it's a better fit for Kal Jericho than the other one and the over sized compensating for something look suits 40k anyway :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on December 22, 2016, 11:12:52 AM
I'd go two ways with these models - either beef up the green truck with some more chunky/gothic bits, or conversely, drop the height of the pickup (my first thought was tauros tracks to lower it, and also to make it more 40k).

I'd say the green truck already fits the aesthetic of 40k slightly more, with the curved arches etc (old genestealer cult limos spring to mind) whereas the pickup looks slightly more like a present day car to me..
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on December 23, 2016, 01:18:37 PM
I'd say the modern truck isn't that oversized to be honest.  Plenty of American pick ups are enormous.  With raised suspension they are obscenely sized.

(http://i.imgur.com/UeOXOa7.jpg)

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Heroka Vendile on December 24, 2016, 03:26:44 PM
i think both scales work fine. For civilian vehicles I would probably personally lean more to 1/32 or 1/35 scale, but for military ones usually I'd look more to 1/24 scale due to the Imperiums fondness for chunky military vehicles.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 25, 2016, 12:06:33 AM
Van Helser, are you sure that man just ins't really small?

So, half of you say the truck, the other half say the pick up.  ::) Well, I'm gonna go ahead and do the pick up first as that's easier to convert being plastic. If it doesn't look the part I'll go ahead and do the truck (die-cast).

Right, here's your Christmas update. One more piece of scenery done! This one is a Prospectors store "Scrap n That". Unfortunately the bulb in the 'S' has stopped working so it says something else now. (I got the name for the store from the name of the thread - You got that, right?) Pics aren't great but you get the general idea.

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(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0048_zpskdacxcyg.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0048_zpskdacxcyg.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0047_zpsknnbm0df.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0047_zpsknnbm0df.jpg.html)

Merry Christmas!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on December 28, 2016, 10:09:24 AM
Interior decorating? Great stuff
I love the fact that's his shack is made from corrugated iron and yet it houses a nice amount of future tech, 40th millennium to a t
Yep we got the name thing :)
Throws up some scenario ideas all by itself, good job
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on December 28, 2016, 10:39:37 PM
I love that scenery work. It is seriously fantastic.  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 01, 2017, 07:40:54 PM
Cheers chaps. Hope this next instalment will not disappoint. Not a huge update really, just the vending machines are done and the last two corner fence sections. Oh, plus a little building made from actual Games Workshop stuff!!! I had some fun with photo's though :D

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(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0082_zpsydjzzh7d.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0082_zpsydjzzh7d.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0087_zpszoifgwnc.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0087_zpszoifgwnc.jpg.html)
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(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0084_zps5b1uk2y4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0084_zps5b1uk2y4.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0089_zpsiinxuvrl.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0089_zpsiinxuvrl.jpg.html)
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I like this one:D
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Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 03, 2017, 09:20:06 PM
Some 'almost done' pics of Banus. Just some finishing touches like finishing some freehand work and maybe adding some heraldry to his right knee pad (scared of ruining that yellow though :S). I also have some censer balls and the like to add to his belt. Still deciding about them though.

Disclaimer: Pics/Colours aren't great due to lighting issues. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :P

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0081_zpsl95lwadh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0081_zpsl95lwadh.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0082_zps1fbs70ie.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0082_zps1fbs70ie.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0083_zpspu8ba33d.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0083_zpspu8ba33d.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0084.NEF_zpse0lz8pd5.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0084.NEF_zpse0lz8pd5.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0085_zpsumib6ud1.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0085_zpsumib6ud1.jpg.html)
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I'll hopefully get him done this week before/after work.  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 05, 2017, 10:20:25 AM
Ok, well, he's done then. I still might add some bits later but for now at least he's finished. On to the next project I guess :D

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0081_zpsr6rwxdk6.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0081_zpsr6rwxdk6.jpg.html)
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(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0083_zpsua0lscay.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0083_zpsua0lscay.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on January 05, 2017, 10:40:27 AM
Looks terrific mate, nice job.

The face is particularly impressive - was that all just layering of progressively lighter fleshtones?

How do you plan to use him in-game, story-wise?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 05, 2017, 10:50:56 AM
Not quite sure how I'd use him. Originally I had him as just a painting project but I think he'll just make guest appearances in warbands if the need arises  such as fighting other Marines or particularly dangerous Xenos or Daemons. ((Space Hulk game anyone?)). He has a particular hatred for Psykers though so might go a bit nuts if he spots one.

However I might centre a campaign around him where he is the leader of the Imperial Resistance on a Fallen/Falling Imperial World. Where he, cut off from his chapter, is leading what remains of the loyalist forces. So either an Inquisitor could help him or a chaotic warband could try and take him out or hurt him enough to effect Imperial morale.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on January 05, 2017, 02:52:44 PM
That last idea sounds awesome :D how could he be utterly cut off from the chapter though? Seems like they have such resources that it'd be difficult to get marooned unless you were exiled or on a planet when a warp storm struck.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 05, 2017, 11:11:01 PM
Well, without going too much into his background. He failed to kill a Chaos Sorcerer who, in turn killed his Captain (whom he was sworn to protect). So, considering he had a strong dislike of Psykers this didn't do much to improve his opinion. When he tracked down the Chaos Sorcerer his Company Librarian ordered him to withdraw his forces and let the sorcerer escape (the Librarian saved Banus from a trap). Banus confronted the Librarian and lost in a duel of honour. This sent Banus over the edge and he started ranting about the edicts of Nikea and blah blah blah he gets some traction in the Imperial Fists/Black Templars hybrid chapter and gets 'seconded' to the Inquisition before things get out of hand in the chapter.

So..... He has been operating on his own for some time. I haven't quite got his Background on paper yet and I'm unsure if this 'leading the resistance' stuff is before or after his secondment to the Inquisition. It makes more sense for him to be on his own with the Inquisition in all fairness.

He has however had his ever loyal Chapter serf tattooed the entire canticles of hatred onto his body in order to prevent attacks from psykers and has even been gifted with a funky bolt pistol with a shot selector with 2 modified psycannon shells. However... that ever loyal Chapter serf? Well......... Maybe his research into protecting his master from psychic attack has taken some dark turns.......... So there might be some craziness going on there as well. We'll see.


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on January 06, 2017, 01:51:37 AM
That sounds like terrific fun. Only wish I might get to see some of these characters in action some day, but alas, my transport options are limited, and my painting speed is glacial at best.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 06, 2017, 01:12:07 PM
Gorgeous work. I do think that kneepad is crying out for something despite the great work with the blending. Maybe a campaign badge? Lightning bolt or axe head?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 07, 2017, 11:19:56 AM
A campaign badge isn't a bad idea actually. Any ideas? Thinking maybe something to do with this Resistance fight.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 09, 2017, 06:48:55 PM
I was half remembering something from 2nd ed Codex Ultramarines - think this is it:

https://goo.gl/images/YzOXpN

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 14, 2017, 10:06:20 AM
Thanks for the link mate. I'll have to ponder that one. I kinda like the Gated 'face' that was on the Imperial Knight Gerantis. So that may appear.

Ok chaps, no pics so far. I'm just brain storming. If you were a black legionary on some nefarious mission. What weapons would you have? I kinda like the idea of two swords. But maybe two pistols (although I was saving the Gunfighter for an Aplha Legionary). Or maybe just a Bolter, Pistol and Chainsword?

I don't want something that will take ages to build (like a power maul). So, Ideas?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 15, 2017, 10:19:08 AM
A chain weapon of some sort.  Perhaps one of these from Black Crusade:

Xerxes Arm-Mounted Chainblade - This ancient weapon design uses a Chainblade affixed to an integrated forearm covering an armoured gauntlet and power supply. Heavy and solid, it can tear open bunker doors or armoured chestplates while keeping the hand free to use a ranged weapon. This bulkier assembly bears resemblance to a crude Chainfist, scrapped together by Heretek denizens within the Screaming Vortex (one of two massive Warp Storms which separate the Calixis Sector of the Imperium from the Koronus Expanse). This is a one-handed melee weapon. Note: this weapon can be used while gripping another weapon in the same hand, however the wielder must choose the weapon with which he is attacking on a given turn.

Have that under a forearm while holding a bolter would be quite a surprise for anyone getting too close!

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Mike Blake on January 15, 2017, 11:49:35 AM
Just wanted to say - Lord B you are A-MAZE-ING!

Haven't visited for a while  - wow what inspiration from just this one thread!  Thanks, man, thanks.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 22, 2017, 07:35:48 PM
Thanks Mike. Hope to see some models from you soon then yeah? ;)

I went with some good old fashioned chain weapons. They're brutal, brutal looking and two of them together look awesome :D He's not finished yet, I need to add some more gubbinz, make a hilt for one of the chainswords, maybe add some knives and whatever you guys think of.. Anyway......... pics!!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%201_zpsmhoycmwk.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%201_zpsmhoycmwk.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%202_zpspbtpyacz.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%202_zpspbtpyacz.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%203_zpsb8tcnu1k.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%203_zpsb8tcnu1k.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%204_zpsxjp3y7al.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/54mm%20Chaos%20Marine%204_zpsxjp3y7al.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on January 23, 2017, 07:09:30 AM
Wow. Some serious plasticard skills on show here. I like the individuality you've managed to pull out of the Artemis model buried underneath all the iconography and spikes.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 30, 2017, 05:32:37 PM
Cheers man.

Well. He is Done. This is Arkus of the Black Legion. He is basically speed painted (for me anyway) as he was done in about 7 hours.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0082_zpshs9izpwa.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0082_zpshs9izpwa.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0084_zps4gjrrusx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0084_zps4gjrrusx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0085_zpsgulo0tqi.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0085_zpsgulo0tqi.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0087_zpsw2gy0yf9.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0087_zpsw2gy0yf9.jpg.html)

Here he is facing off against Banus (Poor Banus is seriously out classed). Banus has had his head repositioned and a Combat blade added.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0088_zpsirougzng.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0088_zpsirougzng.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on January 30, 2017, 06:16:35 PM
That is some wonderful work.
I really need to get a move on with my build.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: aeprod on January 31, 2017, 07:04:59 PM
Inspiring as usual  :o
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on January 31, 2017, 09:41:13 PM
Needs more knives.




lol I love that he has 2 chainswords, combat knives and a bladed helmet, want to read some fluff on this guy. Preferably with a paragraph/page on him bashing people with his helmet once he loses the rest of his weapons because they are stuck in his victims :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on February 01, 2017, 03:25:48 PM
Love the blood dripping from that chainblade - how was that achieved?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 01, 2017, 10:56:57 PM
Thanks guys. More Knives eh? I'll add one on his Left hip. There's room there for something :D What sort of blade/knife do you want? I have no background for this guy yet. I know that's kinda the reverse of how we do inquisitor but sod it, I wanted a Black Legionary to lead Cults so here he is. All I have is the name........ Arkus.

RB: The blood drips are made from cutting bristles off an old brush and sticking them to the blades with Super glue. Clear fishing wire works better but mine has gone AWOL since I last used it. These were then covered in a few layers of clear nail varnish. Once that was dry and built up I covered it in a glossy red/brown wash and then deepened the red in certain areas with a Red/Brown/Purple mix of the glossy wash. I have a tutorial of it somewhere if you'd like it.

Now to see if Gav needs him for his Marine Campaign :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on February 03, 2017, 05:12:44 PM
I was being foolish on the more knives thing but if you can fit another one on then go for it :)
arkus knifeymcknifeson
:)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on February 04, 2017, 10:48:47 AM
I reckon he serves up murder for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Looks great.  I particularly like the subtle weathering on the metal details.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 11, 2017, 05:35:42 PM
New update. I managed to grab 5 guardsmen off ebay for (relatively) cheap! A few extras from my bitz box and they're almost ready to rock n' roll :D Not sure about a colour scheme though. Suggestions?

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0096.NEF_zpsgrpfx7it.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0096.NEF_zpsgrpfx7it.jpg.html)

I don't suppose any of you chaps have the following two guard arms going spare do you? Happy to pay or swap bitz.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0094_zps27brhrkc.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0094_zps27brhrkc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: LordParker on February 13, 2017, 11:53:03 AM
I really like that Guardsman with the melta he's definitely going to be point man when moving into alleyways

I think for your colour scheme it all really depends on the guardsmens history personally when I look at these guys I think of urban warfare
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Aurelius on February 15, 2017, 07:27:07 AM
Wowee! How did I miss all these updates?! The space marines are amazing, but the Imperial Fists one is particularly stunning. That face is extremely well painted, and the blending on the armour is superb.

Good score on the Imperial Guard squad, I am imagining these in the classic cityfight 'Vogen' scheme for some reason.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: seaglen on February 16, 2017, 04:40:40 PM
I'm sure I have those arms - ill take a look this weekend...

as for the colour scheme - this initially sprang to my mind:

http://www.frontlinegaming.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/qbrMNj.jpg
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 22, 2017, 08:10:36 AM
I am imagining these in the classic cityfight 'Vogen' scheme for some reason.

Thanks man. I like that colour scheme as well so consider it chosen. A few people have suggested that from all corners of t'interweb.

I really like that Guardsman with the melta he's definitely going to be point man when moving into alleyways

No locked doors for this squad :D




Right. No real update, although there will be one soon (possibly later today). I have some of these wonderful casts of our esteemed member Thantos. :D They came out really nicely........ So nicely I might completely re-do my Cultist horde .

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0092.NEF_zpsabx4wgf4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0092.NEF_zpsabx4wgf4.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0093_zpsej7yb1hf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0093_zpsej7yb1hf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: goodshipalbion on February 22, 2017, 08:54:13 AM
I bought some of those too hopefully show up today....I had no intention of doing chaos stuff but they were too nice to pass up so I've also bought an old metal space marine daemon prince....Can't wait to see what you do with them
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 22, 2017, 09:55:04 AM
Thanks for grabbing them. I think I posted them on the day you bought them. Not sure now but I''m pretty sure I did. First class and all that.  ;)

Right. Mini update because this thread has gone too long without an update. This is my distraction from my distraction from my distraction from the project I SHOULD be doing.......... not that I can remember what that was now. Regardless. Here is the Captain of the ship Sector express Fry West and his party consisting of MORBO, an angry and violent alien bounty hunter and lastly some form of Xenos Fry picked up on his travels - Jokingly named the Hypno toad for it's ability to hypnotise potential victims.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0101.NEF_zpsyrhojduh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0101.NEF_zpsyrhojduh.jpg.html)

Not sure what colour to do his trousers. Ideas?
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0099.NEF_zpslomqgbwl.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0099.NEF_zpslomqgbwl.jpg.html)

I wanted to give Fry a 'down on his luck' look. He's a smuggler, trader and black market dealer............ who's not very good at it. So I wanted him to have a dishevelled, dirty an haggard look to him. Hence why I went with different shades of browns for his clothes and a worn appearance on his face.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on February 22, 2017, 12:05:03 PM
I would go with tan, grey, blue, black, or maybe a different shade of brown.
If he's down on his luck, he probably won't be wearing anything too flashy.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on February 22, 2017, 03:51:50 PM
Diggin' the futurama references. How's about a cameo for Zoidberg? :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 22, 2017, 10:51:31 PM
I hadn't thought about doing any more members of the band in all fairness. These were just some models I picked up off ebay for cheap or ended up having spare after stealing components to finish off other models. I may add some more members and my mates were trying to get me to make a Zapp brannigan party (inc Kif). I like the idea. Zapp sounds like a great Imperial Guard commander.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on February 23, 2017, 11:56:20 AM
I hadn't thought about doing any more members of the band in all fairness. These were just some models I picked up off ebay for cheap or ended up having spare after stealing components to finish off other models. I may add some more members and my mates were trying to get me to make a Zapp brannigan party (inc Kif). I like the idea. Zapp sounds like a great Imperial Guard commander.

"You see, killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their limit and shut down." - That definitely sounds like the IG way of thinking! :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 23, 2017, 11:09:29 PM
That was exactly the episode I was thinking about when I made the reference :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on February 25, 2017, 03:50:14 PM
That was exactly the episode I was thinking about when I made the reference :D

Brilliant! Looking forward to seeing it :) Man, I miss being able to watch Futurama.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: greenstuff_gav on February 25, 2017, 05:46:16 PM
go for blue jeans for Fry; a subtle nod to his inspiration and i'd like to see how you do faded jeans :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 27, 2017, 03:20:46 PM
Relegated to the second page?  :o CAN'T HAVE THAT!!!

Well, Sh!t just got serious! I've been tinkering around with a whole warband for around about a year and I finally have all the parts to proceed with my little band of Merry Assassins and desperadoes. First up is....

Gravier BRASK: Inquisitorial Agent, Investigator and general finder of bad and naughty people. Based on a few models but I'm sure you know the parts. His pose is a little 'off' but he will be walking down some stairs (which makes the pose work).

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0001.NEF_zps2vgrv2h4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0001.NEF_zps2vgrv2h4.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsapukuxcx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsapukuxcx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0004.NEF_zps6k7werrq.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0004.NEF_zps6k7werrq.jpg.html)

Next up is....

Annabelle Orphea: Inquisitorial Agent and operative. She specialises in stealth missions and generally being freaking deadly. Still seriously WIP but I sculpted a face AND I LIKE IT!!! (mostly).

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005_zpsuuakbjxd.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005_zpsuuakbjxd.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005.NEF_zpswulfhwwn.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005.NEF_zpswulfhwwn.jpg.html)

She will eventually end up looking similar to this picture...
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah128/238038_md-Copyright%20Ffg%20Daemonhunters%20Ffg%20Inquisition%20Rpg_zpskbobqsrf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah128/238038_md-Copyright%20Ffg%20Daemonhunters%20Ffg%20Inquisition%20Rpg_zpskbobqsrf.jpg.html)

You may remember I tried to do this model before but, in fairness, I didn't like the conversion I did so I'm starting again. Yay!






Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on April 27, 2017, 03:39:32 PM
Personally I thought that conversion was awesome, but eh, it's your mini :).

That face looks amazing. Excellent work. I can place most of the parts but where are Gravier's arms from? Von Castellan is it?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 27, 2017, 08:44:39 PM
I did too but the sculpting was a bit rough and when I started to paint the face up the roughness of the Green stuff really showed. So I ditched it :S

Thanks though, glad you like the MK2 version. Looking at her now I think her eyes might be a touch too big. The Head-hood thing is done now. She looks like some kind of super hero at the moment 0.o.

Think I should stick with the high heels or do boots like the picture?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on April 27, 2017, 11:41:39 PM
Depends on the character I suppose,

If you think she's going to be a pragmatist then boots, if you think she might just be a little bit frivolous (or you just want to save yourself work) then heels.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 28, 2017, 09:06:24 AM
Boots it is then. She's a no nonsense kinda girl (think Black Widow). I'm also going to ditch the sword in favour of another pistol. Because what's better than one large calibre pistol? Two large Calibre pistols!!

The NorthStar model isn't going to go to waste though. She will live on as the base model for my Sister of Battle :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on April 28, 2017, 04:32:01 PM
I'm liking the looks of this. Pity the mass effect mini didn't make the cut though.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 02, 2017, 09:38:23 AM
A little update, nothing massive as I'm just not getting enough  time to concentrate on sculpting. Just the head gear, hair and the little visor/sight thing is done. It was quite hard discerning what was actually going on with the gunsights in the picture so a bit of artistic licence was used!!

Looking at her face now, I think her nose is a little 'blunt' so I might re-do the tip of her nose. We'll see. I'm going to ditch the sword in favour of having two pistols. Because two pistols is cooler, although It does mean I need to make two Holsters instead of the one!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsu9b8gumz.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsu9b8gumz.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsuxazs3wy.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsuxazs3wy.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0008.NEF_zps1bbdakmx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0008.NEF_zps1bbdakmx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsih6gz792.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsih6gz792.jpg.html)



Well, Next up is the details on the belt, the holsters and then I'll get cracking on the arms.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on May 02, 2017, 04:20:46 PM
That's some fantastic sculpting work. Thinking about it I sort of agree on the nose. Maybe.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 13, 2017, 06:42:33 PM
Bring out your Haywire grenades!! Skynet is here!!!!


(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006_zps4mx6rwq6.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006_zps4mx6rwq6.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0008_zps2gppuhyy.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0008_zps2gppuhyy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on May 13, 2017, 10:58:43 PM
Needs more skulls lol

I like the red on the hounds as it's a "danger" colour and the skulls look good with the odd sprinkling of hazard stripes, what warband/character are they all attached to?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Charax on May 14, 2017, 05:40:38 AM
personally I would have remodelled the mastiffs so they looked distinct - maybe a back-mounted gun on one, a sensor array on another, just to give them some personality.

Love the idea of a warband of drones though
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 14, 2017, 08:28:52 AM
Radu: These are just meant as NPCs so no plans to add them into a warband as yet. Just something to maybe go with my Mechanicum as 'guards' on their fuel refinery :D I need to do a picture of them with the bit Robot and the Mechanicum models. Hmm, thinking about it I should put some freehand cog patterns on the mastiffs.

Charax: Aye, that's true. I'm (eventually) going to do a Witch Hunter who only uses Arco-flagellants, Servo skulls and Mastiffs as he/she trusts no fallible human by his/her side. I had planned doing a Mastiff type with a gun for a head and a few Servo Skulls with Web pistols. That's a distant project though, even if I have all the models and parts ready to go. I find it very hard to hack up original Inquisitor models.



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jediknight129 on May 21, 2017, 09:27:29 AM
Dang man, i drop out of sight for a while and come back o amazing work that makes me feel like my work and models aren't up to standards set by the community. The models im proud of are others sculpting and it feels like cheating.

I love the marines and the guard dogs and servo skulls seriously worry me.

I love the simple cohesive paintjob and basing choices.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on June 26, 2017, 11:30:54 AM
Very nice! I'll echo the comments about your cyber-squad, the little hazard details really pop on the models. How did you paint their bases by the way? I like the dark marble/dark metal effect you've got going on.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 27, 2017, 07:59:37 AM
Hey man,

Cheers for the comments. The Bases aren't complicated at all really. Just leadbelcher and  a few HEAVY brown and black washes. I have a big pot of 'Magic-Wash' I use on pretty much every metal going (even gold). It's just Black paint, brown ink/wash and a tiny little bit of Tin bitz. Then a quick highlight of Chainmail.

*Sigh* I really need to get back on the Inquisitor bandwagon.

I don't suppose anyone has a spare Toothpick Murke? Or parts there of :/
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2017, 11:34:47 AM
OK, so what the hell is going on with Photobucket now???? They are now charging $400 a year to host on 3rd party sites!!!! All my old pics are now gone :( 0.o
from the thread

Oh well..... Been far to long since I actually updated this thread with pictures of toy soldiers so I'll show you some of my current WIPs.

First up is the Cadian Guard squad. Luckilly some chap kindly put up LOADS of guard gear on Ebay so I grabbed enough to seriously flesh out the squad with kit and gubbinz. Plus grenades and knives for everyone!!!! I just need to get my arse into gear and finish the missile launcher chap!! Once he's done, painitng time!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0004_zpskdvee6tg.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0004_zpskdvee6tg.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005_zpsslrxnivq.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005_zpsslrxnivq.jpg.html)

I've also been working on a small squad of Catachans. I'd love to get my hands on the 5th and final model to finish off the squad but he seems to be somewhat elusive. If anyone has a spare set of Toothpick Murke legs and body I'd dearly love to hear from them!!!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0001_zps0ps3xv0s.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0001_zps0ps3xv0s.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0002_zpscohmh1bv.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0002_zpscohmh1bv.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: gpemby on June 30, 2017, 12:08:50 PM
photobucket have become ridiculous. Add block checks to hide content and charges for external links! It's like they've read a book on alienating all of their core users and are implementing everything all at once!

Time to use imgur!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on June 30, 2017, 12:32:58 PM
That is beyond insane. If they're genuinely bringing in policies like that, I'm prepared to migrate/relink all the pictures in my modelling threads out of sheer spite.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Cortez on June 30, 2017, 01:20:03 PM
Well that's the last straw with photobucket. I've already started using imgur as I found their site increasingly unusable.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: gpemby on June 30, 2017, 02:10:51 PM
That is beyond insane. If they're genuinely bringing in policies like that, I'm prepared to migrate/relink all the pictures in my modelling threads out of sheer spite.

It's also damaging for the forum as a whole as almost every historical post in this section will lose it images. That's a lot of cool content just gone!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on June 30, 2017, 08:01:16 PM
I can't see any of those pics due to photobucket shenanigans.
That's rather disappointing, and validates my switch to using imgur entirely by coincidence.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2017, 10:38:14 PM
*Twitch*

Those links were working this morning.... Lets try again shall we?

Cadians
(http://i.imgur.com/raD3eAm.jpg) (http://imgur.com/raD3eAm)
(http://i.imgur.com/57Pqeb9.jpg) (http://imgur.com/57Pqeb9)

Catachans
(http://i.imgur.com/iubSu2A.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iubSu2A)
(http://i.imgur.com/livsZ0N.jpg) (http://imgur.com/livsZ0N)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on July 01, 2017, 08:22:12 AM
Ahh, that's a very nice set of guardsmen
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 01, 2017, 07:33:40 PM
I've managed to source my other Toothpick Murke model. However it comes with a bionic arm and I only want one of those in the squad!. Does anyone have the 'flesh and blood' Lasgun arm off Talon they'd be willing to swap?

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: cymrilian on July 02, 2017, 12:45:55 PM
very nice. and what is the resin weapon that the catachan captain is holding up? something new?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 02, 2017, 04:20:41 PM
It's a Bolt pistol I nabbed from Ebay. It came in a set with a Bolter and a laspistol. I don't think they are available anymore but Legio Destructor's the chap who designed it I think.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on July 05, 2017, 09:55:11 AM
There's something very satisfying about seeing lots of 'vanilla' Inquisitor models assembled in parade like that. Reminds me to make a few models actually toting the auto-shotty, sometimes the classics are the best for a reason!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on July 05, 2017, 02:00:23 PM
Sooooo, where's their chimera? :)
is the kneeling bloke getting a missile launcher? Will it be bazooka styled or something else? (m202 flash pretty please :) )

Will the final catachan be armed with a shotgun or something else? I don't have the murke arm so can't help there.

Any plans for more regiments? :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 05, 2017, 11:11:26 PM
I won a few bids on ebay so will be able to give those guardsmen EVEN MOAR GUBBINZ!  Including a Valhallan set so will use that to make a Commissar for the Cadians :)

Radu:
I only have the two squads planned for the moment. The Cadians will be from my 40k guard Company and the Catachans will be from my other Guard army. The only other guard army own is Praetorian's and seeing as GW never made a 54mm Praetorian that's just not going to happen!!! A chimera would be AWESOME. Maybe one day. My list of projects is just ridiculous at the moment. With Inquisitor war bands and Gothic projects, I'm good till I retire to be honest.

Oh, and the last guardsmen will be the 'medic'. He'll be holding his Shotgun one handed (over his shoulder?) and in the other he'll have an Auspex. Used for scanning for bio forms and for medical use.



Robskip:
The 'Auto shotty' is my favourite weapon from the 54mm range. It's just a sexy looking weapon. Plus, there's just something cool about a guardsmen blasting a futuristic terror with a trusty shotgun! shouting "git orf moi land!"
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 04, 2017, 05:10:18 PM
*Blows dust off thread*

Well. Been a while. Not for try really but, meh, excuses aside I've managed to actually apply paint to something!!! The meet on the 18th helped get me motivated!

(https://i.imgur.com/hx8UY9s.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2eQRfor.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lS5eRb6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zEtk8Pl.jpg)

No idea what's next. Maybe Inquisitor Scarn :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: JanuineVision on November 06, 2017, 08:50:27 AM
Lush cultists/zealots man. 
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: RobSkib on November 09, 2017, 03:26:22 PM
Those are some lovely cultists! Any idea where one might acquire some of their own?  ::)

What's the story behind this lot then? Crazy Imperial cult, or crazy Chaos cult?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 09, 2017, 06:28:39 PM
Cheers guys  ;D

Imperial? Chaos? Who knows..... That's for the trusty Inquisition to find out isn't it? ;) These guys are just really NPCs so I went for a colour scheme that could work for both Heretical and Imperial.... possibly even Genstealer Hybrid (they do love purple!).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on November 09, 2017, 09:56:14 PM
Those are some lovely cultists! Any idea where one might acquire some of their own?  ::)

What's the story behind this lot then? Crazy Imperial cult, or crazy Chaos cult?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warhammer-40k-Inquisitor-54mm-Cultist/302514031371?hash=item466f3dcb0b:g:FXMAAOSwbw1Z~em~
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Warhammer-40k-Inquisitor-54mm-Cultist/302514034806?hash=item466f3dd876:g:~nUAAOSwTQtZ~erf

Those appear to be the only two left right now, I believe you sculpted them yourself right Borak? Bought a set of 3 myself recently - they're very nice sculpts :).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on November 09, 2017, 11:24:25 PM
That's them. I'm getting some more hopefully. No idea when :/
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 04, 2018, 04:09:38 PM
Well, been a while since I painted or did anything inquisitor related (shameful). That's going to change though...... kinda. I'm working on some new scenery for my board.

This is going to be a warehouse of some description (no idea on company). I'll make a racking system (or two) inside with pallets and crates on. I might even try and source a little counter balance or reach truck if I can find one at the right scale.

It's still massively WIP. I need to banding to the outside and banding at the corners (to cover the shoddy joinery!). But, hey!, the doors work so that's cool, right? :D

Chimera for scale!


(https://i.imgur.com/NWJLJWM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fMSVuBM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zDjhqN7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PmUnE0O.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bmIW2rK.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 04, 2018, 08:27:45 PM
Well, been a while since I painted or did anything inquisitor related (shameful). That's going to change though....

Me too, me too.

Promising start.  Nice detailing on the catwalk.

Inquisitor scale chimera for scale...?

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on March 05, 2018, 10:14:04 PM
Looks like an awesome start dude!

What materials are you using? Particularly for the walls?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 05, 2018, 11:18:09 PM
I wish I had an inquisitor Chimera for scale! Sadly not......

The main materials for the building is just hardboard. You can pick it up quick cheaply from Homebase. The one near me even has an 'off cut' freebie bin. Just odd little off cuts you can take for free, or donate to charity. Seriously though, hardboard is cheap. It does have a rough back to it so I've had to cover that up with cardboard.

Well, I have constructed the racking system and made some quick 'n' easy pallets out of Balsa wood. Copper plumbing fittings for the barrels and pipes. Now I just need to tackle the stairs (both internal and external). I'm also going to ditch the idea of the Forklift as it's not "40K enough" and go with a servitor contraption like my mechanicum robot I did ages ago.

(https://i.imgur.com/AOaqE6z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qd1XFss.jpg)


On another note. I have started work on another marine character. For no other reason than boredom really and I wanted something 'fun' to get me back into inquisitor. (Pics tomorrow). I wanted to go with something a bit like Gav's Ultra Marine character. A marine now relegated to an ambassador after suffering severe injuries and being removed from active duty. I have no idea on Chapter or a name for him yet. the model just came together from my bitz box! Ideas for him please :D



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 06, 2018, 09:17:05 PM
Ok, so here's the WIP of the Marine. Not sure what the hell he'll be standing on but I'll think of something. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have him holding a scroll or something like that. I still need to add cables to the bionics and green stuff the joints. I'm not sure if I will add a shoulder pad to his bionic arm - Think I should? Also not sold on his bionic forearm but I can't really think of an alternative.

(https://i.imgur.com/TviOL76.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2HQ8qux.jpg)

Still thinking about a Chapter for him. I think I want to have him from a newly founded chapter as that gives me reasons to be off trying to make ties and allies with other Imperial forces. As you can see, he's pretty lightly armed with only a bolt pistol (HA! lightly armed!)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on March 07, 2018, 07:48:38 PM
Maybe the addition of some cabling or sculpted syth-muscle might help bulk out the forearm? I like the pose and the scroll idea, and the idea of a marine diplomat.
 I do think that considering space marine physiology and the fact that even the most grievously wounded marines can be interred in Dreadnoughts makes the idea of a marine being removed from duty due to injury feel a little hinky, but that's up to you.
 If it were me, I'd have the wounds that keep him out of active duty be more psychological in nature, like neural worms or something, so that he requires regular drugs to keep him from going crazy. That's just me though, you do you.
 The pose and the diplomatic job make me think of Roman names mostly, but that might be too similar to the Boys in Blue for your liking.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 07, 2018, 08:04:33 PM
Cheers for the ideas. I've read a few Black library novels and short stories where Marines have been removed from active duty. One story was about a Marine who guarded the Chapter Cells/Dungeon - He was put there because he had both legs replaced by bionics (although now I think about it I think that was from brothers of the Snake which was awful). Another injured Marine, I think from one of the Ultra Marine novels, was given control of a recruiting centre or was helping in the training of the local Militia.......... or something.

Marines are tough, but I suppose anything that makes them 'less' of a Warrior or reduce their combat effectiveness could potentially put their brothers at risk. Bionics can only replace so much I suppose.

As for the Chapter Provenance, I have nothing against them being UltraSmurf successors. Hell, most of the Chapters out there claim to be from that old Legion and most 'new' chapters are created from them so it's most likely the case for this chap anyway.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on March 07, 2018, 08:26:57 PM
Marines are tough, but I suppose anything that makes them 'less' of a Warrior or reduce their combat effectiveness could potentially put their brothers at risk. Bionics can only replace so much I suppose.

In that case, go for it :).

As for the Chapter Provenance, I have nothing against them being UltraSmurf successors. Hell, most of the Chapters out there claim to be from that old Legion and most 'new' chapters are created from them so it's most likely the case for this chap anyway.

In that case, anything Roman or Greek sounding would work well :) suits the diplomat feel in my mind too.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 08, 2018, 01:23:25 PM
Rather than a war wound stopping the Marine seeing active service, how about a failing astartes implant?  Many gene seeds have faults, and while the Imperial Fists can't spit acid, the Black Dragons have great big bony spikes.  Perhaps this marine's chapter has a problem of their own and it renders some of their number unsuitable for combat.  He could be attempting to make contacts with those in positions of power over the magi of mars to correct the failing, or perhaps he is part of a group within the chapter tasked with keeping their deficiency secret; ruthlessly hunting down those who are party to the truth. 

The space marine article from Dark Magenta goes into loads of detail on the specific astartes implants and could be helpful. 

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: realitybytes16 on March 08, 2018, 06:22:29 PM
Perhaps he is part of a group within the chapter tasked with keeping their deficiency secret; ruthlessly hunting down those who are party to the truth. 

Ooh I like this idea! Perhaps that covert element of hunting down those who know the truth could link them to the Alpha Legion in some way? That could be another element of their shame in addition to a gene-seed mutation, and something they'll kill to keep secret.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on March 08, 2018, 09:37:00 PM
Nice bionics!

If you still feel uncertain about the arm though, you should check some killakan sprues - they have some pretty variants on the pneumatics
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 08, 2018, 09:40:43 PM
Thanks KaptiDavy. I'll check them out!!

Hmm, that's interesting Mr Helser..............very very interesting. A sub plot or a darker reason why the chapter is reaching out to the wider Imperium for support is  great idea. I like the idea of a chapter civil War (Perhaps initiated by Alpha legion). With some of their number defecting or turning to Chaos. Ultimately the loyalists won but it has left them massively depleted in numbers and without the reserve stocks of a long standing chapter that would leave them in dire straights indeed. Especially if they chose not to reclaim the geneseed of their traitor brothers. Or maybe that's a little cliche? The geneseed being unstable is quite cool. Maybe some marines, during the heat of battle, suddenly loose control and turn into berserkers slaying all in sight and their brothers have to 'put them down' before the collateral damage becomes 'too much to right off'. Although that seems a little too Blood Angels for my liking... Hey, perhaps they are blood angels but they think their Ultramarines and they have absolutely no idea what the Black Rage is.

So perhaps he's out there trying to barter with the Mechanicum/Inquisition for a 'helping hand'. Whilst also making sure no one knows about their traitorous brethren.

Anyway.......... Warehouse is finally done. All the stock is in there. Notice boards are up, lights are in place and fire escape is serviceable. Now all the need is to start hiring staff!!! Oh, and maybe some vending machines.... Because staff can't work without a trusty Ration bar or Nuka Cola can they?!

(https://i.imgur.com/BywKjQ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/k8BEGni.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nkDMuIj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SijZXOC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ibZtHn9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qivtosr.jpg)


Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 09, 2018, 08:58:11 PM
Ok, I reworked Brother Aetius' (yes, he has a name now!) bionic arm. Quite happy with it now. I liked the shoulder and upper arm part so I kept that, I found a spare elbow in my bitz box and the rest just came together! I also did the green stuff work and added some small cables to the the bionic leg.

Thoughts on the bionics and the pose in general?

(https://i.imgur.com/qMcOVRS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6QrWzVH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WEsWXyN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6YxfpgF.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Van Helser on March 10, 2018, 08:39:10 AM
Love the detailing in the warehouse. It's very authentic and "lived in".

I think the bionic forearm looks a lot better now. Being smaller than the leg makes both look right. I would say that a shoulder pad on the left is needed as it helps with the classic astartes silhouette as well allowing for somewhere to put heraldry which would be important in his ambassadorial role.

Ruaridh
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on March 12, 2018, 08:16:51 AM
Hrmm - does he have to be an ambassador? Maybe he's a bodyguard of some sort?
A fit Astartes would be on the line, but one significantly injured like this (without being Iron Hands), might work as a bodyguard of some sort? Maybe if his chapter has some sort of historical honourable agreement with a powerful figure/figures?
Then you'd just need a suitably non-combat model for him to protect (maybe that character is very social in nature, for Sg or Ld checks, but otherwise quite useless and fragile, and compensates with some sort of shield device, or maybe not even that much, just relying on the big hunk of ceramite and metal to protect him/her).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: MarcoSkoll on March 12, 2018, 02:34:19 PM
A fit Astartes would be on the line, but one significantly injured like this (without being Iron Hands), might work as a bodyguard of some sort?
It feels like an out of place role for a Space Marine. They're not exactly known for obedient subservience to normal humans.

Wounded Space Marines are also going to be steered into roles that only a Space Marine will really do for. There's a thousand ways to have a super-soldier bodyguard in the Imperium, but an ambassador for a chapter... you rather do want that to be a Space Marine.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on March 12, 2018, 06:56:55 PM

It feels like an out of place role for a Space Marine. They're not exactly known for obedient subservience to normal humans.


Counter-point:
William King Space Wolf novels regarding an honourable connection between the Space Wolves and the navigator house that help with the movement of their space craft.
I don't doubt similar types of honourable service would be open to wounded Astartes. Or (for that matter) irregular marines who don't fit into the normal flow of the chapter for whatever reason. Maybe it's a punishment detail. Or a mark of honour.
And though it might be service of a sort, it doesn't necessarily have to be subservient either - that's just one possibility for the trope.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on March 13, 2018, 05:00:27 PM
How about simply doing diplomatic business between chapters? That would solve the case  ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 17, 2018, 01:10:09 PM
I'd rather he was an ambassador over a simple bodyguard. Whilst it is not out of the realms of possibility that Marines do bodyguard duty (Wolfblade for example) I don't really see this guy as doing that. For a Chapter to supply a Marine as a bodyguard that individual (human or otherwise) must be pretty dang important or the honour involved must be huge so I can only see a chapter assigning a Warrior of great skill and mental ability. His injuries would prevent him from doing a decent job of it.

In the Ciphas Cain novels a detachment of Marines (I forget the chapter) were honour bound to make sure Ciphas didn't snuff it. Whilst not exactly bodyguard duty they did teleport in to save his ass on at least one occasion.

I'm pretty much set on his ambassador role forging links with other Imperial institutions. Mechanicum, Administratum or otherwise. I'm leaning more towards the Mechanicum and Administratum as they are the ones who would really wield the power to resupply a Chapter with additional geneseed and gear.


As for his Chapter, I still can't decide on a name. I'm useless at picking names. I was thinking of "Iron Eagles" (Ferrum Aquilae) or something like that but it sounds way to cheesey. Plus, I just did a google search on them and someone else has made a chapter with that name :/
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on March 18, 2018, 09:51:32 AM
The only time I made a chapter, I called them the Storm Tigers (garish orange paint scheme, 5th company (black trim and kneepads), green eyes, etc).

Steel Blades (they hate the Iron Warriors, and steel is better than iron?)
Erm
Astral Blades?
Astral Spears?
Night Slayers?
Fire Hunters?
Brotherhood of Steel?
Emperor's Spears (or Spears of the Emperor)?
Sword Brothers (I'm pretty sure that's been used actually...)
Iron Dragons?
Fire Dragons?
Avenging Swords?
Siege Brothers?
Wings of Fire (or Fire Wings)?
Steel Hammers?
Adamantium Avengers (erm, what?)?
Steel Foxes?
Star Spears?

I'm painting a group of marines for my local gaming group (I've decided I'll give them to our local Golden Demon winner - maybe he'll make them look better after I've finished with them), and they'll be called either the Solar Spartans, or the Stellar Spartans - colour scheme of black, with red trim, and gold helms, to go with the club symbol of the Surrey Spartans.

Dorn's Hammers (successor chapter maybe?)
Guilliman's Avengers (I guess they must hate the Emperor's Children then)
Steel Templars
Fire Zealots
Star Fangs?



There's a generator here that would probably do a better (or at least the same) job than me.
https://www.battle-brothers.co.uk/space-marine-chapter-name-generator/


And sorry for not mentioning it earlier, but the improvements you've made to the mini do look great.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 18, 2018, 04:19:36 PM
I was using that linked Name generator before but could really get anything decent out of it (Steel Foxes? I mean, seriously?). However I just tried it again and was given Adamantium Eagles - Which sounds pretty cool.

I'm thinking of either painting him either silver, Bronze (practise before my custodes) or a dark green. However the Name Adamantium Eagles makes me think of a Dark Metal.

What say you?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on March 19, 2018, 08:00:19 AM
I think the name works pretty well.
Not sure what colour scheme to suggest.
Maybe mix tin bitz (or similar) with a dark grey?
Would the chapter use metallic colours rather than flat colours? (current 8th ed codex suggests both normal colours and metallic colours for company markings, e.g. yellow/gold).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on March 19, 2018, 04:04:29 PM
Perhaps he is from a chapter that had some elements go bad and the chapter was condemned by the actions of a few marines/squads/companies. Since then the loyal elements have purged their ranks and your boy with bionics (earned in the civil war?) is tasked with reconnecting with the imperium and clearing the chapters name? Would explain him hanging around trying to talk to inquisitors and other prominent officials that crop up in games of inquisitor?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 05, 2019, 09:49:24 PM
Well, been a while. Ok, over a year. But when you're old a year doesn't matter much, right? I mean, I still haven't painted stuff from 10 years ago so, what's 14 months between gamers?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaanyway. I've been massively distracted by 40k, namely Imperial Knights and then, bored with 40k, got back into Battle fleet Gothic in a big way. For some reason, I decided to flog some bits from my Inquisitor bits box to fund my Gothic Habbit and that got me tinkering with parts again..... Then I found the hacked up remains of a guardsmen I got in a lot from ebay, then I remembered the half cyborg guardsmen I was going to do and then....... Well. Here he is!



Veteran Guardsman Frank Steinn!! Company Standard bearer of the Cartonia Jackals (278th Regiment, 6th Company)

(https://i.imgur.com/RphqLO0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TyVo2Bz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3Cnl3hN.jpg)


The back story for this chap is that, whilst outwardly unremarkable nor possessing any particular skills that would be of benefit to the holy ordos Trooper Steinn is incredibly lucky. Unnaturally so. Surviving ambushes, drop site massacres, Forlorn hopes - only to appear not only alive but somehow triumphant, or if not triumphant at least alive! He has occasionally suffered horrific injuries but when this has occurred it has only kept him away from the front line when things have gone disastrously wrong for assaulting/defending units. His reputation as a good luck charm soon brought the attention of the commissars and, suspecting him warp touched, eventually the Inquisition. However no trace of corruption or Warp-taint could be found and he was taken into Inquisitorial custody for examination. Shortly after that his whole regiment was lost in the warp whilst in transit from one warzone to another. Since then he has found himself attached to several inquisitors as muscle over the last few decades and has outlived 3 of them, twice being the only survivor of a warband to return.

Quite what Trooper Steinn makes of all this is unknown, he lost the ability to speak when his right arm and half his face was burnt off when a plasma trooper beside him over heated. However in recent years he has become increasingly devout, attending the chapel when not training or preparing his gear. He has also become reckless in combat situations, whether this is because he believes he is charmed and is being saved for some higher purpose, to act the Imperial Hero and lucky charm everyone thinks he is or because he has become bored and jaded with life and simply wants to find that final bullet that will end his life is unkown.

For now, he follows orders like a true servant of the Imperium and fights with a grim enthusiasm that leaves even some lauded Inquisitors raising eyebrows.


WS/58, BS/67, Str/62, T/64, I/59, Wp/61, Sg/52, Nv/73, Ld/64.

Skills/Abilities:
- Heroic.
- Ambidextrous (he's had to learn after losing his right hand!)

Weapons:
- Auto Pistol with Custom Drum Mag (Clip of 40 but Reload 5). 1 Extra Reload. 
- Knife
- Tube Charge (Frag Grenade)
- Claw Hand (Counts as Improvised Weapon with no Parry Penalty)

Equipment:
- Average Bionic Right Leg
- Average Bionic Right Arm (str46)
- Average Bionic Right Eye with built in Range Finder
- Flak armour on all locations except head.
- Bionic head (AV2)




Sorry for the Rubbish pictures. I'll get better ones when he has some paint applied! What are your thoughts on him?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Radu Lykan on May 05, 2019, 11:13:55 PM
I am massively reminded of my intention to recreate ed the head off the cover of the trooper in inquisitor form :)
Great stuff, what are the colours of the cartonians?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 05, 2019, 11:23:36 PM
Well, I've just base coated him in a Dark green. So probably green! Not sure about the armour/weapons though. Maybe black? Or a different variation of the green. What say you?

Obviously well camouflaged. Green cammo on a metal, industrial base! :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Dallo on May 06, 2019, 07:33:27 AM
Frank sounds like an interesting character.

Keep up the good work.

Dallo
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mcjomar on May 06, 2019, 09:00:45 AM
Looking good, and good to see you posting again!
I've been tempted to design a similar character for a while now, but at 28mm.
Nice write up!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: KaptiDavy on May 07, 2019, 09:30:49 PM
Reminds me of one of my own characters (a guardsman shot in the head, heh), so who knows???
I just might prepare my own return :D

Let's bring those pics, I wanna see that right ankle!