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Wick Does 54mm
« on: July 13, 2014, 10:43:23 PM »
Been a while, (literally) dusted off the ol' models to try and put together a couple full warbands to go with the terrain project (the goal being to play a full game with painted terrain and minis).

First up, finally finished Magos Biologis Ganymede:



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Some Progress on my Namesake:


Some work on a chaos acolyte gifted by the gods (and surgeon):


Some work on the Nomad. Experimented with his skin tone, not super happy. He looks kinda like John Boehner:


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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 12:03:37 AM »
all looking very good so far  :)
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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 12:50:52 PM »
I shall echo Euan, as while I don't have very much to add (although I do like the Nomad's skin tone, even if you don't), I don't want you to think it's gone unnoticed.
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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 09:07:24 AM »
Only one minor criticism of the Magos is that the upper right arm doesn't look like it's taking the weight of the flamer. Does that make sense? The flamer looks like it's being held aloft too easily, as if it's very light.

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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 01:37:17 PM »
Thanks for the comments!

(although I do like the Nomad's skin tone, even if you don't)

You know it's growing on me. I was trying to do something a little different as I tend to have a lot of craggily white dudes with the occassional racially ambiguous mutant. My initial reaction was "wow, faux tan" but I'm gradually beginning to like it.

Only one minor criticism of the Magos is that the upper right arm doesn't look like it's taking the weight of the flamer. Does that make sense? The flamer looks like it's being held aloft too easily, as if it's very light.

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Fair point. His arm is huge but the 28mm SM hand is rather small. You can chalk that up to laziness when I was modeling, shouldn't have taken so many short cuts. That can go onto the "to fix list" along with his woefully undersized holster, but first things first I want to paint up the five or six models that have been languishing for years with a base coat. Then there's the matter of my shelf of pieces that need one or two more mods before they can be basecoated, then the barely assembled, then the piles of bits that look good together. Sigh. (good problems to have I suppose)

Anyway, so as to not leave you all with nothing shiny, I only have the coat, hair and gubbins left on Alyster (though I may revisit his red coat):


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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2014, 05:29:35 AM »
Eesh, been a while. Here are some WIPs. Also, I just realized there are some new painted pieces I never bothered to post, will have to rectify that tomorrow:


As yet unnamed Acolyte -




Skitari Warrior Yang:






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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2014, 01:04:50 PM »
Interesting conversions. The mask on the acolyte looks really good.

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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2014, 12:12:20 PM »
Love the Skitaari - the head is very original.

what are you running the gun as in games?

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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2014, 02:58:47 PM »
nice conversions for me though I think the skitarrii's head looks like it could do with a tiny bit more bulk, especially at the back, at the moment it looks too robotic to me.
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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2014, 06:36:58 PM »
what are you running the gun as in games?

Pre-backpack it had been a long-las (in her one appearance on the table). Honestly I don't recall her firing it, as her most remarkable feat of the game was jump-kicking an NPC in the face and sending him flying off a raised platform. It was a real show-stealer.

Moving forward it'll be a hellgun (if/when I dig up the rules for hellguns).

nice conversions for me though I think the skitarrii's head looks like it could do with a tiny bit more bulk, especially at the back, at the moment it looks too robotic to me.

I'm playing around with ways to add pseudo-mechanical dreadlocks. Damien's flails fit the bill well but it's hard to make them flow well given the proximity of the backpack. I may experiment with guitar wire, perhaps if I'm feeling adventurous I'll try some GS. Thanks for mentioning though, her head could use some work. I'm not entirely opposed to how it is now since it's not so small as to be comical, but small enough to appear as though some organic elements have been removed to facilitate mechanical bits.

Anyway, hopefully I'll have more pics later today.

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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2014, 06:22:07 PM »
Bit longer than expected, but I took that advice and added more gubbins to the head. Not only am I happier with the result, but the new bits have added a lot more to the character of the model.







Next up I have some of my mutant/hive scum models. Not 100% sure they'll have a place in upcoming war bands, but they'll definitely see some play as fancier NPCs:





And finally, I'm looking to rerun the scenario I detailed in my "Hunt in the Underhive" battle report, but this time with a much more interesting foe. Here he is, very early on. As you can tell, this "Experimental Praetorian" definitely has some parts from non-sanctioned sources...





And his gun. I'm counting this as an Imperial version of a gauss flayer (using the rules from the actual rule book). I'm pretty happy with it as the piece melds very identifiable Necron and Imperial aesthetics.


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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2014, 03:11:10 PM »
The extra bits on Yang's head really help break up the silhouette. The mutants look great too, I believe that's the first time I've ever seen someone do a foot-swap on Damien legs to give them boots.
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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2014, 03:02:31 PM »
I do like those NPC muties a lot. Best part is the attention to detail on the bases. All that junk really finishes a model off.

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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2015, 01:11:37 AM »
Since I've always enjoyed the conversion end more than painting, I had forced myself to finish the NPCs before moving onto anything else. As that project is rather far behind me (and I'll just be shifting the White Rat over to this thread as he's more character-y anyway) I'm going to toss up a shot of my current projects. These five are ready for undercoating (though they are not from the same warband, they're an assortment of adding to old warbands and starting new ones).

Anyway, you're all here for the pics ;)


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Re: Wick Does 54mm
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2015, 11:41:43 AM »
What a gorgeous collection of freaks. I would love to get close up shots of Mr Flamer and Mr Tubes.

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