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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2017, 09:55:44 AM »
Yeah that's true. Smaller non warp capable ships need to dock, tether or be contained within a warp capable ship...
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merchant transportation gets violent...
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2017, 12:20:29 PM »
Jago kane has finally added some much needed muscle to his merchant fleet in the form of this aggressive and cussed little(?) gunship:


the Pertinacia! a battered old (counts as) endeavour class.
built from the salvaged hulk of a mostly destroyed dominator class vessel.
Jago managed to blag the battered hull off of an eldar corsair pirate (supposedly under truce but who can say with a scoundrel like Kane?) who claimed the hulk was found in one of their local shipping-run/asteroid fields. After dragging it back to the kar-dunaish shipyards he bargained with local cogboys to give her an overhaul and get what was needed to get her back in action. Boarding parties of Skitarii troops reported excessive evidence of deamonic interference in the bridge and engine decks (supposedly when the ship was lost to warp currents or possibly by chaotic boarding actions) and were force to purge said decks with extreme prejudice.
long story short; deployment of cleansing explosive charges meant that Jago found himself needing, new engines, new bridge and due to the front half of the ship being missing when it was found, a new prow. thankfully the remaining weapon systems were good-to-go and ready to be loaded with fresh munition.
The replacement parts required were simply stripped and taken from the tug that Jago used to bring her in! A simple solution to save money and time. put it this way, what would you rather have, a busted-ass old tug or a functioning gunboat? leaving the rest of the tug with the tech-priests as part of the payment, a few months to paint, fuel, arm, bless and crew her and the Pertinacia was ready to aggressively defend Kane's shipping caravans...
Pertinacia was in fact the original name for the vessel as kane never renames his acquisitions to his fleet (frightful bad luck you know...)


portside

ass-end! note the fresh engine (no. 7) fitted back at kar-dunaish...

the observant among you will see this conversion uses a plastic imperial cruiser as its core hull. I then made a custom prow from wood in the style of the transport model prows. the bridge is taken from a chaos frigate and the engines are chaos vehicle sprue 'nade launchers mounted on cutdown tau weapons (I feel they look very sw blockade runner). the port and starboard 'wings' are simply cut down for a slimmer/less aggressive profile.
To me, the small bridge and stubby yet chunky look of the vessel help to give the idea that this is not a warship but a vessel that is made by merchant-men and as such reflects this in its design aspects.
the paint scheme is deliberately as grubby and weathered as the rest of the fleet.  I'm rather pleased with it, but what say you?

more soon...
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incoming! ordnance from the vanguard sector!
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2017, 06:30:54 PM »
ok. apologies for any blurryness/lack of quality of these shots but the models are small and the light was poor...
these are the latest ordnance stuff from the talented malika (that are available now from vanguard miniatures).

I got some dreadclaws for my nurgle fleet:

These are simply epic quality, filled with detail and come in two 'positions' open and closed. fantastic stuff!

also had to get some of his amazing torpedo models:

I have twice what is pictured here. yes...the bases were a cowson to do...

also his 'javellin' fighters are a must as far as I'm concerned. The design ques that form them have everything I like about spacefighters in them!
they make ideal proxies for xiphons (a heresy era astartes space/air fighter craft), making them ideal for both imperial or chaotic forces or they can simply be considered generic fighters too of course...

pictured here I have done a pair of them for my merchant fleet, deathwatch and nurgle fleets respectively.

here I also have experimented with a couple of different schemes:

the space sharks hit the stars and a colourscheme inspired by the splorkon systems XJ-37 Interceptor ship in 3d astroblaster
(an old 90's asteroids clone game for windows that I played the shit out of back in the day. this is also the inspiration for the fact that all my space mines are bronze in colour...)
that being said, it has obvious visual ties to starwars/galactica too!
I went for the stem bases as the ships are much bigger than furies or swiftdeaths but are closer in size to those thunderhawks I got from shapeways. they turned out looking great so I figured these would too...

enjoy!

oh, don't forget to get on over to vanguard and go get some of malika's ordnance models if you've not done so already. the quality is high. they're metal (YAY!) and the price is very fair. you won't be disappointed...

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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2017, 04:27:37 PM »
Woooooooow!!! Mindblown!
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #94 on: November 14, 2017, 06:48:56 PM »
By the way, I've been wanting to share your pics on Battlegroup Helios' official FB page. Would like to add your name in there for the credits, should I use your username, or would you prefer me to put another name up there?
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2017, 05:49:13 PM »
Thanks malika. That's nice of you.
My name is Matthew Latchford.
I go by osjclatchford.
My company is the osjc.
my modelling sub division goes by the name of droppod studios...

So yeah I guess I'm Matt Latchford of droppod studios (a subsidiary of the osjc) lols!
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2017, 06:36:11 PM »
Do you have  FB page you'd like to have tagged when I share your pics?
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2017, 08:54:54 PM »
no. no facebook...  thanks anyhow.
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #98 on: November 15, 2017, 09:38:41 PM »
Or maybe a website or anything else you'd like to have shared? We can add it in the description text. :)
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #99 on: November 16, 2017, 05:42:21 PM »
Alas no. This is the only place I've got my droppod studios stuff online in any form...
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« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2017, 05:18:23 PM »
No worries. I've shared the pics on our page by the way. Once you have a FB page or website, let me know and we'll share it for you. :)
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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #101 on: Yesterday at 02:52:31 PM »
Nice paint jobs, really like the prow on the cruiser

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Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
« Reply #102 on: Yesterday at 07:44:07 PM »
Nice paint jobs, really like the prow on the cruiser
Thanks. I'm stoked at how well that prow came out in the end. It's just the wooden handle off a wire brush cut and formed on a desk grinder and polished smooth on a desk sander. Interesting factoid; I made the desk sander myself out of an old washing machine motor... no not just to make the prow... That would be dedication... Lols
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