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Offline MarcoSkoll

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Re: Marco does something
« Reply #585 on: July 30, 2017, 02:25:23 AM »
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I'm not going to set up an alternative board, as The Conclave is specifically an Inquisitor forum. I can see a place within that for Dark Heresy boards (even if they're never used!), but a Shadow War specific board could invite discussions of optimal team lists, or people sharing their entire unconverted Ork warbands.

However, I have no issues whatsoever with people using the modelling boards to share models which are in the spirit of Inquisitor, even if they might be primarily or exclusively used for other games. Ultimately, a characterfully converted Shadow War, Inquisimunda or WH40K model may not look all that different to an INQ28 model.
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And it seems I really need to start de-Photobucketing this thread, now they've decided to make themselves more unpopular than a fart in a lift.

As far as modelling progress... well, not much as far as this. Due to a lot of scheduling problems that are making it a pain to get to the club, I've drifted into digital modelling for the moment, and am currently working on assets and story for a science-fantasy setting of my own. A lot less grimdark and gothic than 40k though. Have some blurb:
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"Fracturing Veil" is an in-development science-fantasy setting, set in an alternate modern day where artificial intelligence and robotics have made great leaps; While truly conscious AI remains an highly expensive and equally legislated scarcity, lesser automatons have become a familiar sight throughout the industrialised world.

But under this veil of modernity lies a hidden world of beasts and daemons, a realm kept secret by ancient pacts and concealing magics. The main story revolves around an ex-military AI prototype inadvertently discovering this underground reality, and thus finding herself inducted into a world of the paranormal.
The core idea is that monsters and magic have been kept secret for centuries by various illusions, the erasure of people's memories and judicious hacking - but this is starting to fall apart as sentient computers are coming into existence.
The main AI character, Athena, isn't affected by illusion magic, amnesiac drugs don't work on her, and as a "true AI", she is defined by the ability to refine and rewrite her own code (read: her operating system is too sophisticated and complex to hack). And as she's also an obscenely expensive military prototype, she can't just disappear without people asking questions*.
* And even trying to make her disappear is a recipe for having a very bad day; I refer you to "obscenely expensive military prototype" - although she'd resent the terminology, she is literally a killing machine.

As such, when she accidentally stumbles across this world, the Cerberus Organisation (those responsible for the divide between worlds) decide on the only viable strategy - employ her.

Anyway, that's me rambling on.
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Re: Marco does something
« Reply #586 on: July 30, 2017, 05:04:26 PM »
Fair enough.
Also an interesting premise - colour me interested.
Vaguely more on-topic relation - any recommendations on how to replace a missing Sororitas backpack?
I've got the bottom half of a space marine backpack cut down to size, but I need the top section (usually the vents/zero-G propulsion bits on the SM packs).
I'm not sure what bits I could source to replicate something roughly Sororitas in nature for the upper half of the pack.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Marco does something
« Reply #587 on: August 04, 2017, 04:27:45 AM »
Fair enough.
Although I am part of the admin team, I don't own the site, so I can't make particularly large changes.

However, I'm happy to see people sharing any models or background that are in the spirit of Inquisitor. Provided the poster isn't completely taking the mickey*, I can see that the techniques, ideas and inspirations could be pertinent for people here.

* Given that one of the last character backgrounds I posted was for a Warhound Titan, "taking the mickey" may be relative.

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Vaguely more on-topic relation - any recommendations on how to replace a missing Sororitas backpack?
The backpack on my 54mm Sister is a relatively simple conversion of a Space Marine backpack, as at the time I didn't have any proper Sisters ones. It might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it might give you some ideas:



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Also an interesting premise - colour me interested.
Like I say, I'm still working on the whole idea, but I'm hoping I can make something out of it.
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Re: Marco does something
« Reply #588 on: August 04, 2017, 08:24:12 AM »
Yeah, I'm using a similar idea - however, at 28mm the upper section looks far too bulky.
I need something roughly 75% of the diameter of the top that I can then GS into place and create the two bulbs on the end before doing the spiky bits.
But the bottom half is all space marine, albeit with it shaved flat so I can do what you did with the fleur-de-lis.
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