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Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 27, 2016, 10:24:54 PM
Hello chaps. My first post here (hopefully there will be a fair few more to come).

After finding a treasure trove of Gothic models in a case at the bottom of a pile o' cases I have got the Gothic bug. So, here I am! Although you may see some Inquisitor 54mm shenanigans here as well from time to time.

Anyway, here is my Imperial fleet. Although I have 2 more Battleships. (1 Emperor and 1 yet to be built - Ideas?) and two cruisers still on sprues.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah105/DSC_0001-001_zpsrcpvykll.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah105/DSC_0001-001_zpsrcpvykll.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah105/DSC_0003-001_zpskojrpn14.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah105/DSC_0003-001_zpskojrpn14.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah105/DSC_0004-001_zpsbl81jqat.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah105/DSC_0004-001_zpsbl81jqat.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah105/DSC_0005-001_zps2i0djw5j.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah105/DSC_0005-001_zps2i0djw5j.jpg.html)


I also saw an absolutely fantastic Battleship conversion (I think the creator was Tyberius?) and had to make my own :D So here's my attempt. There are many like it but this one is mine! The White Resin is my casts, the grey is from China.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah108/DSC_0012_zpsffekjdai.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah108/DSC_0012_zpsffekjdai.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah107/DSC_0015_zpszkyumtds.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah107/DSC_0015_zpszkyumtds.jpg.html)


I'm also chugging away at a Black Templars fleet of around about 2500pts.
Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mlkr on June 28, 2016, 06:11:08 AM
Hey :) welcome to the forums. That is a cool & massive conversion! You should look up the GothiComp2016 and join in the painting. Info is in a rather new post somewhere on the forum. (UsingTapatalk on mobile so cant easily find it for you)

Cheers :)


/Mlkr
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: harec on June 28, 2016, 08:42:55 AM
Awesome fleet and awesome dreadnought, you should present it to the gothicomp. Maybe we can convince horizont to add a dreadnought category  ::)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 28, 2016, 09:57:31 AM
Cheers guys. I'll certainly looking into this Gothicomp. It might actually give me some incentive to finish painting stuff!

Speaking of painting. I painted the white/gold on the prow last night so figured I'd show some WIP pics. Excuse the dodgy angle, it's not stuck to the base yet :D

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0001_zpsamdz2rsn.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0001_zpsamdz2rsn.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0002_zpso9oonjoj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0002_zpso9oonjoj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0003_zpsmlh2tmsu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0003_zpsmlh2tmsu.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0004_zpsnnt8hwja.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0004_zpsnnt8hwja.jpg.html)

I'm also working on a quick gaming fleet (I hate rushing things I care about). With the exception of the Gothic cruiser all of the below ships are resin recasts - done by me. The swords need their prows finishing and their bases spraying.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah109/DSC_0020_zpslnfqzbpf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah109/DSC_0020_zpslnfqzbpf.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0010_zpsqobnmv34.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0010_zpsqobnmv34.jpg.html)

I also knocked up a quick 'counts as' Exorcist grand cruiser. I quite like it so might make a few more for the BIG fleet. I'm thinking about covering the torpedo tubes with antenna........ Dunno, thoughts?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0008_zpscrqwarcc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0008_zpscrqwarcc.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah114/DSC_0009_zpsfhyukesj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah114/DSC_0009_zpsfhyukesj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: harec on June 28, 2016, 12:53:26 PM
The dreadnought is going to be a great adversary to mine :P, your fleets are nice, but I don't particularly like the grand cruiser, I don't know why, it is weird.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on June 28, 2016, 02:25:43 PM
Good to see you got on here :)
Now that the beast is nearly finished you need to name her, any plans in that direction?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on June 28, 2016, 03:04:55 PM
Wow...that Dreadnought...just wow! As for the Grand Cruiser, I find it to be a very interesting conversion.

Keep up the good work! :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on June 28, 2016, 06:07:29 PM
the rules do allow the exorcist to have torpedoes, maybe leave as is or even magnetise the antennae into the torpedo holes for variation. depending on original v bfg:r rules? i magnetised the masts on some battlecruisers, it was only a little bit fiddly? :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alistair on June 29, 2016, 05:52:53 AM
I'm not see the pictures. is it normal ?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 29, 2016, 09:43:20 AM
Cheers guys, sorry no update. I'm waiting on a new ebay Delivery to finish(ish) my Marine and IN fleets. Once that's done I'll get cracking!! I am half way through biulding my Marine Flagship though. Basically a Black Templar version of the Ultima class Battle Barge.

As yet, I have no name for the Dreadnought. Any ideas? (sensible Ideas  ::))

I don't particularly like the grand cruiser

You don't have to like it. You just have to let it blow you up ;) A dreadnought challenge sounds fun! Do you mean your Ork Drednot?

My Marine fleet currently stands at

1x Ultima Battle Barge
2x Battle Barges
6x Strike Cruisers

I just need to pick up some Escorts from somewhere!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: harec on June 29, 2016, 01:43:12 PM
I didn't want to be mean with the grand cruiser  ;), it is just my opinion, the most important one on this matters is yours as it is your ship ;D

And yes I mean the deadnot ::) IT WILL KRUZH YOUR LITTE HUMIE SHIP!! :P :P
I hope I can finish it before August

I would give the ship a Latin name related with justice or emperor.

Something like:

Divinae iustitiae, imperator superbia, voluntarem imperatoris

Google translator is your friend
Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mlkr on June 29, 2016, 04:23:03 PM
Indomitable Faith - Invicta Fidem


/Mlkr
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 21, 2016, 12:22:15 PM
Sorry about the late update. I've had no chance to do any hobby recently due to my Kitchen being redone annnnnnnnnd then my laptop died so I haven't been able to get on here anyway.

Enough excuses though. Indomitable faith sounds good. Very Good.

I've also been able to knock up some fairly simple transports over the last few days.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah115/DSC_0001_zpswh9k0xkd.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah115/DSC_0001_zpswh9k0xkd.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah115/DSC_0002_zpsz9gqgps2.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah115/DSC_0002_zpsz9gqgps2.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah115/DSC_0003_zps2deivk7m.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah115/DSC_0003_zps2deivk7m.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah115/DSC_0005_zpsoa6s4h0q.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah115/DSC_0005_zpsoa6s4h0q.jpg.html)


I also have 10 Escorts and 3 cruisers in the 'practically done' stage so expect some more updates soon-ish. Plus some Inquisitor 54mm goodies as well.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on July 21, 2016, 01:49:03 PM
I love the transports, especially the fuel tanker!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on July 21, 2016, 09:59:58 PM
Yeap. Aspect differs from the classical imperial standards, but remain still human. It's a good thing.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 23, 2016, 12:19:15 PM
Cheers chaps! Glad you like 'em! I'm probably going to end up making some more at some point and I'm already planing a huge fuel tanker type ship :D

Right. My 1500pt Gaming fleet is done!! Everything apart from the three cruisers are resin recasts. The three cruisers were salvage jobs as they have had 3 or 4 paint jobs over the years so even with stripping they didn't come out great. Regardless, I think they look ok!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah116/DSC_0007_zpswki5cuge.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah116/DSC_0007_zpswki5cuge.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah116/DSC_0001_zpstzhky2zc.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah116/DSC_0001_zpstzhky2zc.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah116/DSC_0003_zps6mb2ypck.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah116/DSC_0003_zps6mb2ypck.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah116/DSC_0005_zpsqdg59so6.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah116/DSC_0005_zpsqdg59so6.jpg.html)

Right, I best get around to finishing that Dreadnought I suppose.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on July 23, 2016, 04:28:05 PM
Lovely stuff, all around!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 24, 2016, 08:01:02 PM
Cheers!

Well. A break from the norm. I say norm but Gothic is actually a distraction from my main distraction which is Inquisitor 54mm!! 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. I may update you all with some more of my =][= 54mm stuff if you're interested. :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on July 24, 2016, 10:01:09 PM
I lov the purple and gold for the front of your ships.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on July 25, 2016, 11:20:11 AM
Oh dang I love me some Blancheian figs.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 26, 2016, 09:13:05 PM
Cheers guys. :)

Well, I had a thought and then that thought turned into a full blown "I NEED TO SCRATCH BUILD NOW!" I fancied having some Endeavour class cruisers in my list. However due to A] not having any and B] wanting my fleet to look like it's made up of left overs and mothballed ships I decided to make this wee chap!

The plan is to cast him up and have 4 of them. 2 Endeavours and 2 Endurances. Although I really like the launch bays on it so that may change!

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah118/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsjww95pmj.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah118/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsjww95pmj.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah118/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsq64i0iif.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah118/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsq64i0iif.jpg.html)

Close up of the torpedo tubes.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah118/DSC_0010.NEF_zpsfttnpavu.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah118/DSC_0010.NEF_zpsfttnpavu.jpg.html)


As you can see it's a bit shorter than a duantless but is twice as wide.
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah118/DSC_0008.NEF_zpsgtpptcsx.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah118/DSC_0008.NEF_zpsgtpptcsx.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah118/DSC_0009.NEF_zpsa6kovqx9.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah118/DSC_0009.NEF_zpsa6kovqx9.jpg.html)


The background to this chap is that its an old Ore transporter that was converted into warship due to requirements and having loads left lying around after the mining industry went bust. Over the years it, and it's sister ships, have been modified and improved on and now form the majority of the system defence fleet of my forgotten backwater sector fleet.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on July 26, 2016, 10:39:32 PM
Nice appearance ! A little bulky and faty, i like him. Fitts very well the description of an old transport now armed.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on July 27, 2016, 02:09:20 PM
Really nice!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 28, 2016, 11:35:10 AM
Well. I managed to cast 6 up last night. Only 4 came out usable though. The other two will probably end up as hulks. As you can see, there's still a few little bubbles that needed fixing. Nothing massive though.

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah119/DSC_0002_zpsphregpja.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah119/DSC_0002_zpsphregpja.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah119/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsapqy5fli.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah119/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsapqy5fli.jpg.html)

Right, spray time!!



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on July 28, 2016, 01:36:42 PM
These look pleasingly utilitarian
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 28, 2016, 06:43:58 PM
Glad you like them :) I'll see about knocking a few up to actually use as transports. Might as well...

Well. They didn't take long! The four Endeavours/Endurance are done! Although looking at them now I think they need some squadron markings on the prows. Do you think I should add purple & Gold to the back of the ships?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah120/DSC_0002-001_zpsakrkasce.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah120/DSC_0002-001_zpsakrkasce.jpg.html)

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: Lord Borak on July 30, 2016, 10:18:07 PM
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: Stormwind on July 30, 2016, 10:31:15 PM
These are pleasingly brutal, I approve.
Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mlkr on August 01, 2016, 01:34:10 PM
Nice big stuff and small stuff :) how do you go about resincasting? Do you vacuum the resin or pressurize or stuff like that?


/Mlkr
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 01, 2016, 06:37:15 PM
Cheers chaps.

As for casting. I use neither actually. Just some silicon and resin from TOMPS. As a rough guide this is a simple tutorial I did over on the 'clave. http://www.the-conclave.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2603.0 It's pretty basic but it gets the point across.

I use these for my casting:

http://www.tomps.com/tomps-value-range-rtv-silicone-c-55_1_7_50.html
and this
http://www.tomps.com/fast-cast-polyurethane-resin-p-1093.html


One thing I'd change for casting is the use of that spray mould release. It's pants. Just use Vaseline - but be careful not to get any on the original.

Title: Toy's n' That....
Post by: mlkr on August 01, 2016, 08:05:31 PM
Thanks for info :) that makes me even more inclined to try out resin. Happy to hear you dont need to vacuum it to get good results :)


/Mlkr
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 01, 2016, 08:20:26 PM
It is a case of trial and error to be honest. My first attempts were pretty piss poor but each failed cast is just a learning curve. Each failure shows you where an air bubble can get caught so you can but a vent in or something to release the trapped air.

Also putting a few drops of resin into each mould half and poking it into all the details helps no end. Once I've done that I'll half fill one side of the mould with resin and then close it up and seal it. Then slowly pour in the rest of the resin.

Something that I don't show in that tutorial is that I have some bits of sturdy plastic around the mould. Otherwise the elastic bands can warp the mould a little.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on August 01, 2016, 08:31:08 PM
I have a friend who does mould making like that and yes, dabbing it into the details first can make all the difference.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 07, 2016, 05:58:06 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!

I added a barcode on his chest as I want him to be a test subject for a mad magos biologist. :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on August 07, 2016, 06:50:08 PM
The barcode and the fluid in the tank are great!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 07, 2016, 07:58:04 PM
Cheers mate :) I haven't really ever done fluid canisters before. I was going to just do it Red but decided to be brave for a change!


Well, because I can't decide on which ship I want my flagship to be I went ahead and magnetised it. Everything. Even the prow so I can switch between torpedoes and Sensors. although this doesn't really help me decide on what I actually want it at least stops me from having to break things off every time I change my mind!

Here's the bits I have magnetised...

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah125/DSC_0004.NEF_zps1mmkvdpl.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah125/DSC_0004.NEF_zps1mmkvdpl.jpg.html)

So, do I want an executor? (If only Imperials could have them! :()

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah125/DSC_0005-002_zps1jnty97r.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah125/DSC_0005-002_zps1jnty97r.jpg.html)

An Avenger?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah125/DSC_0006_zpsv7qz35uv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah125/DSC_0006_zpsv7qz35uv.jpg.html)

An Exorcist?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah125/DSC_0008-001_zpsvwq9zcav.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah125/DSC_0008-001_zpsvwq9zcav.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on August 07, 2016, 11:49:56 PM
I just noticed how good the hazard stripes are, possibly the best I've ever seen, good job!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 15, 2016, 08:08:54 PM
Ta very much!

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: Stormwind on August 15, 2016, 11:55:15 PM
Impressive modifications!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 21, 2016, 06:19:04 PM
Back to Gothic for the moment as I realised the deadline for GothicComp was almost up! Here's some 'almost done' pics of the Dreadnought. Not much needs finishing, just the metal on the engines and a name plate on the base. What are your thoughts about doing gold around the weapon ports for the Weapon Batteries?

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah129/DSC_0002_zpsyxfhj2az.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah129/DSC_0002_zpsyxfhj2az.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah129/DSC_0003_zpsp0gyr4ez.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah129/DSC_0003_zpsp0gyr4ez.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah129/DSC_0007_zpsfkuskixf.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah129/DSC_0007_zpsfkuskixf.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah129/DSC_0009_zps6qqr2nfv.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah129/DSC_0009_zps6qqr2nfv.jpg.html)

Had to do a little repair work today as I dropped the f'er!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on August 21, 2016, 06:36:14 PM
Blimey! How did you do the text?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 21, 2016, 07:17:06 PM
Just a small brush and a steady hand! I'm not happy with it in all honesty with you so May go back and re-do it!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Alchemy on August 21, 2016, 10:15:51 PM
Did you try this one as transport????
http://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/shop/venusian-support-vessels/

prows are similar to Mechanicus vessels, and I'm doing some cut/paste to make additional BFGs merchant ships
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on August 22, 2016, 09:57:05 PM
I like the painting job on the prew. Nice vessel, really. You should keep it as is.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 28, 2016, 07:45:42 PM
Alchemy. I saw those, they're really cool and on my list of 'will get'. I just haven't gotten round to getting them yet!

Thanks Marell :)

Ok, so the Dreadnought is DONE!

You'll never see this but I know it's there.....
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsgjeyut0p.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0003.NEF_zpsgjeyut0p.jpg.html)

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0005_zpsaogigx7k.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0005_zpsaogigx7k.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0008_zpsn2ngyuml.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0008_zpsn2ngyuml.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0010_zpsmad1qauo.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0010_zpsmad1qauo.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0013_zpsvhtdt1tr.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0013_zpsvhtdt1tr.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0017_zpsyoz1ei0s.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0017_zpsyoz1ei0s.jpg.html)
(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/honeybah130/DSC_0015_zpsizzeysjk.jpg) (http://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah130/DSC_0015_zpsizzeysjk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on August 28, 2016, 11:22:20 PM
It looks suitably imposing!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on August 29, 2016, 08:50:22 PM
Intense!

@Alchemy: Where can I find more pics of your work?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on September 22, 2016, 04:36:04 PM

Really cool looking ships here, your skills are most impressive. I think gold trim around your dreadnought's gun ports would still be a nice idea in the long run - it's a real showpiece in itself so some extra bling would help it pop even more!

Nice take on grand cruisers by the way. I have managed to scrounge 2 Repulsives (and scratch built an Exorcist) but I long for access to just a couple more without breaking the bank!  ::)

I'm impressed with your recasting skills. A good way to fill gaps in fleets without going insane on Bay of E. And nicely executed too. My own fleet is a similar rag tag idea and your pictures make me want to get back to them!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jchaos79 on September 23, 2016, 06:54:52 PM
It is a really pleauser seeing your inquisitor miniatures.

By the way, your fleet is impressive.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 30, 2016, 10:49:19 AM
Thanks very much guys! Pics of you fleet wound be nice Ragsta

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: Lord Borak on October 04, 2016, 06:28:38 PM
Some WIP pics. The chapter was formed bya coalition of Black Templars and Imperial fists during the second founding in an effort to hunt down Iron Warrior Warsmiths and avenge the heresies of the Horus Heresy.

(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: Stormwind on October 04, 2016, 07:27:59 PM
Sickeningly good yellow and black edge highlighting <3
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 11, 2016, 11:19:55 AM
Cheers man!

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.

(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://s57.photobucket.com/user/honeybah/media/honeybah141/DSC_0045-001_zpsplahl72l.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on October 11, 2016, 05:54:16 PM
Blimey how man layers are on that face?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Grumbledook on October 11, 2016, 07:26:53 PM
Holy crabsticks! 

That's stunning...... unless of course you've taken an actual human head and jammed it onto a huge drill!

Seriously though, how long did that head take to paint?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on October 11, 2016, 11:24:08 PM
Blimey how man layers are on that face?


No idea to be honest with you. It started off as a mix of Tanned flesh, Dwarf Flesh and Bestial Brown. Then highlighted up with Dwarf flesh, then elf and then Rotting flesh (yes, really) with blending in between....... So, god knows how many layers. Maybe 10 - 15?

The stubble was a mix of grey and the flesh tones watered down and washed over the skin a few times. I then highlighted it up a few times with grey mixed with Dwarf/elf flesh,

All in all the face took me about 2 hours. Stopping now and then when my 'almost 1 year old' decides he wants to attack me.  ::)


Thanks for the kiind words anyway. I'll hopefully get some more work done to him this weekend.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: jchaos79 on October 14, 2016, 06:34:27 PM
wow
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 02, 2016, 11:13:21 AM
Relegated to the second page? Rubbish, can't have that!!

Been a while since I've made an update but Holidays, work, forgetting to update etc etc. Who cares? You're only here for the toy soldiers. Well...there isn't any. I've just been working on some scenery :D

(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)

More Fencing to come but here's the first two sections.

(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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045a_zps8spptyls.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045a_zps8spptyls.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on December 16, 2016, 07:54:43 AM
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 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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045.NEF_zpsrzyy1vfk.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045.NEF_zpsrzyy1vfk.jpg.html)

Water/Fuel Towers
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0049.NEF_zps14zphcrs.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0049.NEF_zps14zphcrs.jpg.html)

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: Lord Borak on December 25, 2016, 12:07:59 AM
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.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046_zpscmhchxzv.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046_zpscmhchxzv.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044_zpscensmr4v.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044_zpscensmr4v.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0050_zpspuzhmlli.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0050_zpspuzhmlli.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0051.NEF_zpst8fpwdb3.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0051.NEF_zpst8fpwdb3.jpg.html)
(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: Stormwind on December 25, 2016, 12:06:01 PM
Very nice touches, ha ha!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 01, 2017, 07:43:29 PM
Cheers mate. 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

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0079_zpsgqf8nglt.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0079_zpsgqf8nglt.jpg.html)
(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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0085_zpsdosarhpp.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0085_zpsdosarhpp.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0088_zpsyoyozikf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0088_zpsyoyozikf.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0083.NEF_zpsy4v6zivb.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0083.NEF_zpsy4v6zivb.jpg.html)
(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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0090_zpsocgsaiww.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0090_zpsocgsaiww.jpg.html)

I like this one:D
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0086_zpsy1yntcwn.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0086_zpsy1yntcwn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on January 01, 2017, 09:17:15 PM
Love your Nuka distributor :)

And the "tropical" trashed one is great too. Very good general aspect.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on January 03, 2017, 02:11:50 PM
If I haven't said it before already, I say now; this is some fantastic stuff here. I know that 54mm gives the opportunity for much more detail that 28mm but geez your work on these scenery pieces is out of this world.
love the level of realistic touches you've given interspersed with the humorous touches like the posters. fine work all round...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 03, 2017, 09:19:41 PM
Thanks chaps! Glad you like the pics (Helps motivation :D). 54mm certainly gives more possibilities for conversions that's for sure. It's easier but at the same time harder. Easier because parts are bigger but harder because things are more noticeable!!

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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0086_zpsgmdcyj6y.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0086_zpsgmdcyj6y.jpg.html)


I'll hopefully get him done this week before/after work.  ;D



Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on January 04, 2017, 12:35:43 AM
A perfect model, beautiful work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on January 04, 2017, 08:55:22 PM
Yep, the treatment of the yellow is really nicely done. Maybe lacking some orange touch on the left shoulder pad to fitt the rest of the body.

Could we have a better pict showing the right shoulder pad ?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 05, 2017, 10:23:29 AM
Cheers guys.

The pictures were taken with not the greatest light so the yellow came out looking a bit flat. Hopefully you'll approve of the yellow a bit more now?

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)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0082_zpstxkncrqo.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0082_zpstxkncrqo.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0083_zpsua0lscay.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0083_zpsua0lscay.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0084_zpsnykoldkn.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0084_zpsnykoldkn.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0086_zpst6rudfyh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0086_zpst6rudfyh.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0088_zpskcgs9bws.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0088_zpskcgs9bws.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0089_zpsramoxsmo.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0089_zpsramoxsmo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on January 05, 2017, 10:17:28 PM
Taht's what i thought : it roxx ! ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on January 06, 2017, 11:45:36 AM
Very impressed with the armour damage - how many stages does it take to achieve that?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 07, 2017, 01:34:58 AM
Thanks chaps.

The armour damage? You mean the silver chips? Not as many as you'd think. The first stage was to do a base of the second last highlight of main colour, in this case the yellow. Then I painted the 'chip' with dark brown before adding a dark silver for the chipped metal. Lastly I highlighted it with a bright silver on the edges/centre of the scratch.

Did that make sense?  :o
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on January 07, 2017, 01:05:35 PM
It does - I was trying it for the first time on some of the new Blood Bowl 2016 figures which is why I asked - I had tried doing a dark grey then dull metal as a simple edge chip.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 14, 2017, 10:15:50 AM
So.... did it work? (pics or it doesn't count)

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? Oh, and what Mark of armour?

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: osjclatchford on January 14, 2017, 11:51:39 AM
I for one think that a pair of chainswords are sure to look appropriately nasty!

a holstered bolt pistol would also make sense...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Grumbledook on January 15, 2017, 08:39:24 AM
Love the painted marine, the face is amazing and yellow is always a bit tricky to get right. It's this kind of irresponsible display that makes me reach towards all my neglected 28mm sprues.... you monster!

I quite like the idea of the Alpha Legion chap going all John Woo with  pair of pistols.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 22, 2017, 07:40:44 PM
Thanks guys.

OSJ...... Your idea struck a nerve ;)

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: marell le fou on January 22, 2017, 09:17:53 PM
Nice ! Is it 28 mm ?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 22, 2017, 10:23:49 PM
Thanks! He's 54mm. There's a few 28mm scaled things on there, such as the skull. The Frag grenades are Space Marine Melta Bombs and the belt buckle skull is a 28mm skull. The vent on his chest is nicked from a Marine backpack as are the little vents on his chainswords.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on January 22, 2017, 11:31:34 PM
I will not ask the provenance of this mini, but I will say that it is gorgeous. <3
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on January 23, 2017, 10:07:11 AM
...OSJ...... Your idea struck a nerve ;)...

 Shit the bed! :o its like you took it right out of my very mind. that's so nice. absolute brutal beast! just pure tasty!

now wheres that holstered bolt pistol..? ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 23, 2017, 12:10:05 PM
Stormwind:
LOL, The model came from my Garage ;) Hacking up metal models at this scale is some serious work. Resin is just easier to work with. I have 6 metal versions (4 unbuilt) so it's not like I don't have them kicking around either :P But thank you anyway!!


OSJ:
Glad you like it mate. I'm probably going to leave the holstered Bolt pistol for now as I want him more of a combat specialist. He's just going to have a plethora of Knives and cutting/pokey/hurty implements on his belt ;)



In other news. The Grenades have gone in favour of more combat weapons. It just seemed odd to have a dual wielding close combat nutcase who has the brain power to stop and use grenades.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on January 23, 2017, 04:56:09 PM
...OSJ:
Glad you like it mate. I'm probably going to leave the holstered Bolt pistol for now as I want him more of a combat specialist. He's just going to have a plethora of Knives and cutting/pokey/hurty implements on his belt ;)

In other news. The Grenades have gone in favour of more combat weapons. It just seemed odd to have a dual wielding close combat nutcase who has the brain power to stop and use grenades....

ah, I see, an expert in stabotage eh? much more chaotic its true...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on January 30, 2017, 05:33:37 PM
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: jchaos79 on January 30, 2017, 05:57:51 PM
wow... cool!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on January 30, 2017, 10:46:58 PM
That flesh colour is disgustingly accurate, fantastic work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on January 30, 2017, 11:23:14 PM
Unbelievably awesome!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on January 31, 2017, 06:05:14 PM
speed painting eh?  ;D you'd never know! its a great job for seven hours. you must be pleased...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 11, 2017, 11:07:29 PM
Thanks chaps :D Unfortunately the dread Arkus managed to get himself eaten by a Genestealer in his first game.... which was a bit of a let down :S but, hey, it's a genestealer!!

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)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on February 12, 2017, 03:26:35 PM
Whoa, wait, are those official models?!

I never realised Inq had anything more than a handful of figs.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on February 12, 2017, 07:42:16 PM
I ofr one can only suggest the colourscheme  of my 28mm classic cadians. as I love it!
 flectarn sleeves and tack vests, codex grey trou and dark angles green armour (for pads and helmet). for the flectarn I tend to base with catachan green. with splodges (well peadot effect) of bestial brown, camo green, karlock green and chaos black. with devlan mud over all this. it looks just like flectarn when these colours are used...

or the obvious choice for you would be an urban camo. I'd suggest the shadowgrey, skullwhite, chaos black tigerstripe scheme, with snakebite leather pouches as of the cover to codex cityfight...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 12, 2017, 09:50:34 PM
Whoa, wait, are those official models?!

I never realised Inq had anything more than a handful of figs.


Yes mate. All official. Gw only did 'two' guardsmen models but they did a booster pack with different arms, heads etc. You can find pictures of the whole range here....... http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Inquisitor_54mm   I'm missing five models from the range and a couple of the booster packs. (missing Vindicare, Calidus, Sister Repentia, Unbound Daemonhost and 1 Civiian).



OSJ:
Sounds like the trusty old 2nd ED scheme I did my own Cadians. Alas, that was a small boy paint job and now they sport a black armour and grey Fatigues colour scheme. As seen below

(http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g226/honeybah/DSCN0128.jpg)

Although that may not paint very well at 54mm. So I may go for the Urban Camo style of Grey, black and white.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on February 22, 2017, 09:57:02 AM
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 have also had my cultist models cast up by a professional (ie: not me in my my garage)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0093_zpsej7yb1hf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0093_zpsej7yb1hf.jpg.html)
(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)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on February 22, 2017, 09:07:06 PM
German green for trousers i would say.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on February 22, 2017, 11:36:51 PM
Blimey I had no idea!

28mm is a massive scale for me so I never investigated the larger models.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 02, 2017, 10:00:05 AM
Damn my ability to not stick to one project at a time! :( Well, back to Gothic for the time being. Some random Ebay purchases of cheap Ork ships........... This is 750pts. No idea if it's legal but the fleet will grow :)

We have 1 Kill Kroozer, 8 Ravagers and 6 onslaughts.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0098_zps4fj9mh3v.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0098_zps4fj9mh3v.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0099.NEF_zpsnqn50l3n.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0099.NEF_zpsnqn50l3n.jpg.html)

They are just base coated at the moment. Gunmetal, a wash and a dry-brush but I'm not sure what colours to do for the details. Ideas?

In other news I have decided to re-do the bases on my large imperial fleet. Unfortunately my enthusiasm ended when I realised that that would be 83 ships. Eads!! Oh well......... I've bought the bases now!  :-\
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 05, 2017, 03:40:30 PM
Well, That escalated quickly!!

Some WIP pics of my escorts being redone. 15 Swords, 15 Firestorms and 15 Cobras. The green is done, the metal needs a couple of highlights and the prows need doing.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0099.NEF_zps0gavcwy5.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0099.NEF_zps0gavcwy5.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0100.NEF_zpsv0h9bngf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0100.NEF_zpsv0h9bngf.jpg.html)

Also, some Battleships! 2 Retributions, 1 Terra, 1 Victory and 2 Emperor class battleships :D

URL=http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0102_zpscuf98kgn.jpg.html](http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0102_zpscuf98kgn.jpg)[/URL]
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0103_zpsm0eb0won.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0103_zpsm0eb0won.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on March 05, 2017, 05:13:47 PM
Wow, great progress!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 05, 2017, 07:26:21 PM
Nice. Crazy volume of ships duder! All metals or some resin in there? It's one expensive fleet otherwise... ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 06, 2017, 07:03:07 AM
All original metal :) It's also a very heavy case! There's 10 Cruisers, 6 Battlecruisers and 4 light cruisers to come yet. Plus 3 Battle Barges, 6 strike cruisers and 5 Novas for my Marine fleet. All, in all, 10,000pts I need to get done.

That's just the Imperial fleet. I have 2500pts of Chaos that are bare plastic sitting in that case as well. I'm going to be a busy chappy!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 06, 2017, 09:03:17 AM
You crazy man...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on March 08, 2017, 11:21:35 AM
You need more ships..... :)
One day your fleet v mine :) maybe that should be one week your fleet v mine :)
Nice work
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 08, 2017, 10:48:23 PM
I think my fleet may out number yours and Jamies combined now. It would be an epic game though. Get your chaos fleet up to 5000pts, borrow my 2500pts and then we can have a 7500pt game. Chaos Vs Imperial :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 12, 2017, 10:36:23 PM
Ok, after 8hrs of Inquisitor 54mm games yesterday I'm taking a well earned break from big toy soldiers and concentrating on tiny toy soldiers instead.

I never liked the GW Grand cruisers and I couldn't find anything that really suited my Bakka fleet theme of old Cargo ships turned Warships. So I've started possibly my most complicated Plasticard project yet........ The RUBRUM NANUM. A Huge Ore Transporter who's massive holds have been converted into flight bays to turn it into an Annihilator class Grand Cruiser :D

Still WIP. The Dorsal detail is done, as is the majority of the Bridge section. I still need to do the engines and work out what I want to do with the Port/Starboard engine rooms. Think I should leave it boxy or add the Fins/Wings that normal Navy Cruisers have?

Pics are a bit rubbish but you get the General idea.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0041.NEF_zpskrftd34y.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0041.NEF_zpskrftd34y.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsjgznai9e.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsjgznai9e.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsiuzkp8zk.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsiuzkp8zk.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0043.NEF_zpswghbjrv8.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0043.NEF_zpswghbjrv8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Vermis on March 13, 2017, 01:34:03 AM
Blimey. That's a lot of tiny bits of plasticard.  :o Amazing!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Blindhorizon on March 13, 2017, 01:48:34 AM
I dig this, will you be casting this? Also this could make a really good dreadnaught proxy. The lore on the dreadnaught I believe is that they are pre void shield technology. They where huge cruisers with massive slabs of armor many times thicker then Standard cruisers. The reason they fell out of service is it's easier to let a shield take damage rather then repair and refit bent and shredded armor. I'm very interested to see where this goes. Also if you need any casting tips or advice, perhaps help with casting I am interested.

Blind-
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 13, 2017, 08:11:25 AM
Cheers guys.

I was thinking about casting it up as I wanted to do a couple for use as objectives and the like. However I'd get it professionally done as it's a bit too detailed for me to reliably get all the detail in there as I don't have a vacuum chamber. I've tried Gothic stuff before and despite my best efforts they still have little bubbles in the corners of details - which is ok for gaming stuff or scenery but not to sell to other people.

I am going to go for a more rounded prow (it's only supposed to be armour 5) but I could make the prow separate and make more of an armoured one later? As for the weapons, all GW Imperial weapons fit in there but the Weapon Batteries sit a bit further back. I will make some fuel pods though. :)


Dreadnoughts are Pre shield technology. From original fluff I think they are literally gigantic battering rams. Battleship+ scale versions of brute ram ships  :o This chap is going to be a bit chunky and fat. Rather than the long and elegant Dreadnoughts but what you do with the model is up to you though ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on March 13, 2017, 12:06:41 PM
Impressive stuff!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 17, 2017, 11:25:50 PM
Well, it doesn't look like I've done much but it's taken me a couple of hours work to do the engine blocks. There's still an awful lot of detail to add but it's getting there.

I've spoken to the chap who casts my stuff up for me and he says to leave the prow seperate. So there you go, What prows do you want? Rounded, like the other transports? Or more like the other Imperial Navy ships?

I've also gone and made a fuel pod.I'll get my caster to make 8 up for each ship! (I now want 3 myself hehe)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045.NEF_zpsw5vh6w7d.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045.NEF_zpsw5vh6w7d.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044.NEF-001_zpsltaurwc9.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044.NEF-001_zpsltaurwc9.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0041.NEF_zpsiuyvdrei.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0041.NEF_zpsiuyvdrei.jpg.html)

Scale shot with a sword...
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsesazf6dm.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsesazf6dm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 18, 2017, 04:12:18 PM
this is some tasty work... I for one would like to see a transport style prow just cruiser sized... this looks so nice... let me know when the 'add to cart' now button is up and running! ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 18, 2017, 06:03:43 PM
Thanks mate. It looks like I'll be making two prows for this as a few people want the 'normal' Imperial Navy Prow and a few want the rounded Transport Prow. Not that that's a problem - It's just more work!!


Right, before I go any further, What say you on the wings/fins on the side? The lack any detail at the moment because I'm not 100% on them yet........ although looking at the pictures they are growing on me.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsrpponqv5.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0042.NEF_zpsrpponqv5.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0043.NEF_zpshj0hjau7.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0043.NEF_zpshj0hjau7.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046.NEF_zpsdoxyk9fi.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046.NEF_zpsdoxyk9fi.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045.NEF_zpshf3so2hj.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045.NEF_zpshf3so2hj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 19, 2017, 03:50:00 PM
yeah that size and shape is just the ticket. just right for a transport...
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Post by: Stormwind on March 19, 2017, 05:38:40 PM
Impressive stuff!
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Post by: marell le fou on March 19, 2017, 09:09:32 PM
Really nice models.

What time do you have between each print ? Do you have them quickly ? Must be hard to wait... :)
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Post by: Vermis on March 20, 2017, 11:42:13 AM
I agree with Oscj... with Ocslajch... with what that guy said.

What time do you have between each print ? Do you have them quickly ? Must be hard to wait... :)

My, how times have changed.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 20, 2017, 12:42:44 PM
Thanks guys.

By print I assume you mean how long it takes the caster to make the mould and then casts up. I usually have to wait two weeks for him to send stuff back to me. Considering he gives me back the masters in perfect condition I'm happy with that.

Or do you mean 3D printing???  :o None of that here......... Just plasticard and a sharp knife.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 20, 2017, 01:01:21 PM
I agree with Oscj... with Ocslajch...

lols not hte first time people have been stumped by the online call-sign. The name's Matthew Latchford... OSJC is my company name...  but you guys can call me Matt.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 28, 2017, 11:10:39 AM
Still plugging away with the old beast. Not much more to do to the main body now before I start on the prow(s). Only have the underside of the weapon ports to do and that's it unless you chaps think of anything I can add to the work I'm already done?

Many, many pics.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0043.NEF_zpswu4kb1xx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0043.NEF_zpswu4kb1xx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsel01ezdc.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0044.NEF_zpsel01ezdc.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0045.NEF_zpscfjvc2fz.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0045.NEF_zpscfjvc2fz.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0046.NEF_zps6ishdpua.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0046.NEF_zps6ishdpua.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0047.NEF_zps1ewlj8zl.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0047.NEF_zps1ewlj8zl.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0048.NEF_zpsaeahdmee.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0048.NEF_zpsaeahdmee.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0049.NEF_zps6fjvir2x.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0049.NEF_zps6fjvir2x.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on March 28, 2017, 02:27:39 PM
Nice and chunky!
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Post by: osjclatchford on March 28, 2017, 05:59:26 PM
'kin 'ell! Obscene levels of detail there. This is truly gonna be a sock-knocker! Love this...
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Post by: radu lykan on March 28, 2017, 06:31:40 PM
Too.........much............detail..............
Looking really good, interested to see how you approach the different prows
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Blindhorizon on March 28, 2017, 08:19:00 PM
The under cut on that bridge is going to be a pain to cast. Should reconsider it, or make a separate piece to be cast and glued on.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 28, 2017, 10:50:53 PM
Cheers guys, glad you're liking it do far. Hearing that helps give me some incentive to get this done  :-\ It's starting to be a long hard slog to get it done but at least now the end is in sight. The prows shouldn't take too long. I'm going to make one vaguely like the high conveyor from ASC 2.0 and another like the Emperor Battleship (without the sensors).

As for the detail, all I can think about is how it will paint up so I'd hate to have a large patch of flat surface with no details. So, if I see a spot I think is lacking I whack some plasticard there.......then there..... and a little bit there. And on and on it goes. Looking at the pictures I can see some spots that I think could do with some details. Like the back edge between the wing and the engines.

The under cut on that bridge is going to be a pain to cast. Should reconsider it, or make a separate piece to be cast and glued on.

The side fins/wings are separate so you can have the mould join down the length of the ship. So it shouldn't be too hard to cast up. I've been in contact with the chap who has cast a few of my bits up and he says it should be fine. (We'll see I guess!)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 01, 2017, 11:36:25 PM
Well. She's done. I ended only making one prow for the time being but I may make another one or two versions. In all honesty I'm sick of the sight of Plasticard at the moment so for now she's only having one prow! Unless you're desperate for another style of prow.

She ended up being a LOT bigger than I had originally planned. She was going to be grand cruiser sized but she actually dwarfs a Battleship :/ Oh well. Guess I'll be making another one at some point then  :o

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0050.NEF_zps3ygxw4uj.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0050.NEF_zps3ygxw4uj.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0053.NEF_zps7ptmdlz4.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0053.NEF_zps7ptmdlz4.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0057.NEF_zpsfs2xlpjh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0057.NEF_zpsfs2xlpjh.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0055.NEF_zps2gvzxrl2.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0055.NEF_zps2gvzxrl2.jpg.html)

Here's some scale shots against a Battleship and the Dreadnought.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0058.NEF_zpsun5tw74y.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0058.NEF_zpsun5tw74y.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0059.NEF_zpsteopap7m.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0059.NEF_zpsteopap7m.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0061.NEF_zps8e8zfnja.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0061.NEF_zps8e8zfnja.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: harec on April 02, 2017, 10:05:39 AM
Thats awesome ;D

Did you do the prow just with plasticard? how did you bend it with such a clean result?
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Post by: osjclatchford on April 02, 2017, 03:34:38 PM
 dear god that is huge...but lovely... let us know when its for sale eh? ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 03, 2017, 10:34:31 AM
Harec,
Well, I just used thin plasticard (0.5mm) and bent it.  :-\ Not quite sure what else to say really. I made the skeleton of the prow, filed it so the prow 'armour' had a smooth surface to stick to and then glued the 0.5mm plasticard to the frame. Then cut it to size.

OSJC:
Will do mate. I'll send it off today but will probably take two weeks or so.


Right, because I spent way too much time on the last ship and it ended up being a LOT bigger than I had originally planned I went and made another one. It was a bit of a rush job (I did it in one day whilst dodging jobs from the MRs) so it's not fantastic but it will do the job.

Here is the RUBRUM NANUM (Red Dwarf). An old mining ship that has been laid up and rotting for centuries. Now converted to the fleet Carrier and pressed into service.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005.NEF_zps1rlwtgeo.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005.NEF_zps1rlwtgeo.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsdxidjd54.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0007.NEF_zpsdxidjd54.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0010.NEF_zpszurxge5q.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0010.NEF_zpszurxge5q.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 03, 2017, 12:19:30 PM
surely its missing the small moon in the side! ;)

seriously though great stuff... gotta love the ol' crimson small one. something i've wanted to do in bfg for a long time

now all you need is a little green 'astra insectus' to go with her eh? ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 05, 2017, 07:59:35 AM
Space bug........ Yeah, dammit, that's got to happen now as well. Although in fairness that would be it's attack craft. Do I it as an Escort(s) or a light cruiser? I'm thinking light cruiser so it's a bit more fun than just a bunch of escorts but I'm open to ideas.

I put 'space bug' into Google translate and it came up with "spatium cimex"........ but Astra Insectus does sound a lot better.

I should have Rubrum Nanum done in a few days. Looking a bit bland at the moment though so no pics. :/


EDIT: Oh, my High conveyor arrived at the Casters yesterday so I should have some casts in about two weeks. A few issues as, as it's hollow they can't make the mould in a vacuum :/ Hopefully it will come good though.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 05, 2017, 10:36:38 AM
Well, maybe I was exaggerating a bit when I said a few days. She's 'done' for now. She's a bit boring...... she needs some more colours on her but I'm not sure what.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/Rebrum%20Nanum_zpspplfncwd.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/Rebrum%20Nanum_zpspplfncwd.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/Rebrum%20Nanum%201_zpsq5ndmzmx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/Rebrum%20Nanum%201_zpsq5ndmzmx.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/Rebrum%20Nanum%202_zpstoerak6m.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/Rebrum%20Nanum%202_zpstoerak6m.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/Rebrum%20Nanum%203_zpsu0mmg0pm.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/Rebrum%20Nanum%203_zpsu0mmg0pm.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 11, 2017, 10:05:18 AM
Despite having almost 20,000pts in Gothic I have very little in the way of scenery. With all my hobby stuff packed away due to a house move I had little in the way of little ships to hand so I finally bit the bullet and started making some scenery! - Asteroids!

They're pretty simple, just some 'Lava Rocks' I picked up from the local supermarket. There's more than pictured here, I have about 40 in total now and that was only half the bag! (not bad for £6!).

I also threw some bits on one of the larger rocks to make a quick and easy Space station. It's not had much effort put into the paint job but, hey, it's only scenery.   ;D

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0009_zpswfmvd7cf.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0009_zpswfmvd7cf.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0010_zps5d4brlxb.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0010_zps5d4brlxb.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006.NEF_zpszijqvucn.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006.NEF_zpszijqvucn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on April 11, 2017, 01:20:22 PM
nice terrain, had a load of volcanic rock in a bag for the same purpose but it disappeared at some point.
nice additions for the space station, i always liked the artwork of the space fort made from asteroids chained together.
red dwarf is looking good as is the high conveyor. i like the idea that it dwarfs a battleship in size but is lacking on the weaponry front, it fits the fluff of a huge tanker turned into a man o war, not a true warship but something else twisted and pressed into that role
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 12, 2017, 09:24:32 AM
Hmm I love the high conveyor, would have been great with some transport ship like modules on the sides.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on April 12, 2017, 10:39:33 AM
Great work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2017, 10:57:17 AM
Cheers guys.  :D

Malika, what kind of modules do you mean? I made some 'fuel' pods like the normal transport. They are going to be bulk cast so you'll get 8 with each ship. However if you want some other pods then what are you after? I'm sure I can knock something up and send it to the casters :)

Radu, yeah, it's about time one of us made some scenery :P I'm making (re-doing) some planets at the moment. The last ones were a rush job. I may do the chain up asteroids - I like that artwork as well and it could be a good way to represent some weapon platforms. I need to make some of those as well. Ideally I want 500pts of Defences (I have a station and a dock which is 240pts) so that means I need to make 8 weapon platforms......... Although I may make some mine fields as well for funsies :D

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 12, 2017, 05:07:04 PM
Food for thought: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/armand?section=Space+Merchants&s=0
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 12, 2017, 10:53:08 PM
Cool stuff. Are these your designs? I have stumbled upon these before and that's where the idea for Rubrum Nanums prow came from - in fact the whole ship is based on the Heavy transports. I was going to do a very similar prow for the High Conveyor but never bothered with it.

I could make something like those pods. That shouldn't take too long or be that much of a problem. Maybe when I get my ar$e into gear and make the second prow I'll make some of those pods to go with it.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 13, 2017, 05:17:35 PM
Nah, they're not mine. Just felt like sharing these with you. :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on April 14, 2017, 10:26:39 AM

Commendable plasticard skills, sir, and a spiffy paint job on that fleet carrier too.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 16, 2017, 11:11:45 PM
Thanks Ragsta :)

Not a massive update but we're currenty moving house so Hobby time is at a premium at the moment! Still, to add to my growing collection of BFG scenery I have some planets. Excuse the quality of the pictures, the lighting is horrific. The green pools are actually highlighted bilious green so are quite luminous in reality. Maybe some more pics tomorrow..... maybe.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005_zpsor52vrnu.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005_zpsor52vrnu.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0002.NEF_zpslfljysha.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0002.NEF_zpslfljysha.jpg.html)

I had bought a cheap resin 'copy' of a Retribution from China as a present for a fellow hobbyist but the quality of the cast was pants so I ended up salvaging what I could and re-did my 'sawn-off' Battleship. This will be my Avenger Grand cruiser for my Rogue Trader fleet (with armoured prow, Prow torps and 45cm Weapon Batteries!!!). I also went ahead and painted/finished some swords.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006.NEF_zpscwrmjhay.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006.NEF_zpscwrmjhay.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0007.NEF_zps2buyc6ba.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0007.NEF_zps2buyc6ba.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0010.NEF_zpstlwdocgw.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0010.NEF_zpstlwdocgw.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0012.NEF_zpsywqq54vg.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0012.NEF_zpsywqq54vg.jpg.html)


The 'Stone Fleet'. 6 more escorts to do and then I''ll start work on the Merchant fleet :D
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0013.NEF_zpsx5lbissu.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0013.NEF_zpsx5lbissu.jpg.html)

Next up is either some 'Heavy Escorts' (Havocs with 45cm weapon batteries) or two Mechantmen.... We'll see what happens....... I could end up doing something completely different.  :-\
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 17, 2017, 12:18:26 AM
Love the weapon batteries you've done on the Grand Cruiser.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 21, 2017, 11:59:30 AM
Cheers mate. I needed them to look like Strength 20 Weapon Batteries. I still don't think it's enough but it's what it's got :/


Well, the two Merchantmen are done. Based on the Dauntless hull. Fluff-wise they are mothballed and derelict Siluria class cruisers that have been recommissioned and converted into transport ships.  I'm thinking about adding some freehand or something to the prows but I couldn't decide what........ so, until I do they are finished. :D

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0002_zpszzlmjbof.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0002_zpszzlmjbof.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0003_zpsympghdwh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0003_zpsympghdwh.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0004_zpsb7lcreli.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0004_zpsb7lcreli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 22, 2017, 10:28:31 PM
Well, some work this afternoon saw me build the 'master' model for my transport. It's not massively detailed but considering how small it is IT WILL DO. I'm going to see if my 'Caster' can knock this up for me as I need 12. If not I'll have to have a go myself. 0.o

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0001.NEF_zpsudnkfqjs.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0001.NEF_zpsudnkfqjs.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsxpq1hdtp.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005.NEF_zpsxpq1hdtp.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsynogobbp.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006.NEF_zpsynogobbp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on April 23, 2017, 10:11:51 PM
I love this merchant ship. A very different aspect than military ones, and smaller, fatty... A very good addition.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 25, 2017, 05:31:08 PM
Very interesting conversion work there, especially what you've done with the light cruisers!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 26, 2017, 11:04:43 PM
Glad you guys like the little ship :) I'll post him off to the casters tomorrow.

The Merchantmen came about because I had two miscast resin dauntless sitting about in the miscast box (no, never throw anything away!). They were too knackered to bother saving but the engine blocks were usable!!

Anyway, speaking of casts. I got my first sneak peek of the High Conveyor today. A few issues with the mould/cast - as you can see but I'm told he will address these issues in the next few goes. ((Hopefully I'll grab any miscasts!!))
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on April 27, 2017, 12:04:29 PM
Outstanding! The design and execution are so good, the kit would be nearly indistinguishable if set next to original GW miniatures.
My sincerest env...
erm...
gratulations!
Yes.
That's what I meant!  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 27, 2017, 03:22:26 PM
Thanks man!We'll see if you can see her when I picture her amongst the fleet. (should be easy! She's the biggest one!). don't be envious, just get one when I get the first batch :D ;)

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: radu lykan on April 27, 2017, 07:26:54 PM
But... but... but where's their power armour?  ;)
Good stuff, how deadly are we talking on Annabelle?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 27, 2017, 08:37:46 PM
After these two, a Navigator and a Kal Jerico model I'll be doing a Sister of Battle. So there's your Power armour. After her it's the SPACE WOLF. So, that good enough for ya? :P

As for "How Deadly". Honestly, I dunno. No where near Assassin deadly but Deathcult sort of stats maybe? She'll be more of an all rounder but will mostly rely on stealth rather than HULK SMASH. (Que The Space Wolf).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on April 27, 2017, 10:26:23 PM
I like the face very much too. You did well on this, congrats !
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 28, 2017, 03:13:46 PM
Nice cast of the ship! Does this mean you'll be selling this model as well?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 28, 2017, 09:12:39 PM
Yes mate. I'm just waiting to get the casts off the caster and then I'll get the ball rolling! It's taking him a bit longer than normal due to the size and detail of the thing. Plus he has a lot of kickstarters at the moment which means he is somewhat busy!

Unfortunately I'm only getting 10 casts for sale. I can order more but I just don't have the spare cash to go throwing money at Resin at the moment. Selling the 10 ships will basically pay for the moulds (which are blummin' expensive!). Once they sell I'll order some more.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 29, 2017, 03:54:25 AM
Wouldn't the selling be a bit tricky since the ship does require some existing GW parts?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 29, 2017, 07:16:55 AM
If you are referring to the weapon ports it's not an issue if they are not included is it? That just makes it a convertible kit. Besides I'm pretty sure I see custom haulage container price for the ports too...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 29, 2017, 09:05:05 AM
The model will come with 8 of the little fuel pods shown in the top right of the previous picture. I've cropped the picture (below) so you know which part I mean. No GW parts will be sold with this ship ;) Or were used to make it!

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 29, 2017, 03:13:49 PM
looking forward to getting my mits on on o these!... ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 30, 2017, 01:32:25 AM
Looking really great! I really hope theyll sell well! :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 02, 2017, 09:38:02 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: Stormwind on May 02, 2017, 01:41:43 PM
Hooray for assassins!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 03, 2017, 10:24:15 PM
Where are her dimples of Venus ?! Here lie the quintescence of women body charm. You just can't pass on this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimples_of_Venus
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 03, 2017, 11:09:35 PM
Lol, In all fairness mate you wouldn't see them. She is going to have spare ammo for her two pistols on her belt which will cover up the majority of her lower back. Plus pouches for Smoke and Blind grenades so, yeah, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it ;)

Plus, I'm a bit of N00b when it comes to sculpting people. That's only the second face I've sculpted :/

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Jehan-Reznor on May 04, 2017, 12:45:43 PM
Cool ships and great green stuff skill, any blog on how you built those ships?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 04, 2017, 05:40:46 PM
...That's only the second face I've sculpted :/
  :o it sure doesn't look that way! you're a natural then!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 04, 2017, 10:17:34 PM
OK, then, you will not be punished if there are grenades masking... It was the only thing more important than venus dimples :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 04, 2017, 11:29:24 PM
Cool ships and great green stuff skill, any blog on how you built those ships?

Which ships do you mean mate?

OK, then, you will not be punished if there are grenades masking... It was the only thing more important than venus dimples :)

Thank you kindly! You'll hopefully have an update tomorrow on the pouches and the 'nose job'.

...That's only the second face I've sculpted :/
  :o it sure doesn't look that way! you're a natural then!

Ta very much! Although I kinda lied. This isn't the second face I've done........ it's more the second face I've finished. There's been a fair few that didn't make it or I threw accross the room in frustration. Although it helps a great deal when you sculpt on top of an existing head. Especially when the nose is still there. :D

Attached is a pic of my first 'sculpted to completion' face. Actually, the whole model is all sculpted. The face is pretty crap looking at it now but at the time I was proud.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 05, 2017, 11:09:31 AM
Ok, well, that didn't go as planned. The pouches for the spare Ammo clips turned out to be too small for the clips on her pistol. Rather than continue with something I know would annoy me I removed them and started again *sigh*.

In other news. This is a 'prototype' light cruiser/Merchantman for my Rogue Trader fleet. I might do two more, or they might look completely different........ I'm not sure yet. It's built out of Sentinel pelvis, Sentinel Multi Laser and the bridge is a Sentinel Knee cap. I have quite a lot of Sentinel legs left over from making a few guard buggies out of the cockpit........ so I might finally find a use for the parts! huzzah!

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0005_zpsheoqwjac.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0005_zpsheoqwjac.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006_zpsoxxhl16f.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006_zpsoxxhl16f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on May 05, 2017, 11:25:01 AM
Very cool, a few of them would be nice to shoot at :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 05, 2017, 05:35:14 PM
Holy shit! That's a beautiful kitbash that I'm sure will now be replicated by pretty much everyone that sees it! It's very tau looking... Like an Imperial version of a tau vessel. Great stuff and very suitable as a rogue trader escort...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on May 05, 2017, 08:54:31 PM
That's one of the best kit bashes I've seen in a long long time, if not ever! Most of the time the usage of 40k parts really betrays, but you've managed to do it in such a way that you'd hardly recognise it (except for the multi-laser's barrel, but that's forgivable).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on May 06, 2017, 09:30:47 PM
All beautiful work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 13, 2017, 06:42:54 PM
Thanks guys :)


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)
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Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on May 14, 2017, 08:06:50 PM
Fantastic - I do love those cyber-doggies!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 14, 2017, 10:35:19 PM
I think the dogs would deserve some enlightments with a pale red or even very tiny white touch. But the group is great.

What will you do of them ? General use or a precise purpose ?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 14, 2017, 11:24:57 PM
Cheers chaps :)


Merell:
You're probably right about the red. It's highlighted up from Red Gore to Blood Red but for some reason I have always sucked at photography Red. Still, my photography skills aside, it could probably do with another layer. I'm also going to go back and add some markings and insignia to them.

General use really. Just some NPC pieces to annoy player characters, act as guards or what have you. Although the idea of a Witch/Bounty hunter who only uses Servo Skulls and Mastiffs does sound pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 03, 2017, 12:02:58 AM
Well, I received a BIG box of resin goodies. My High Conveyor is finally done!! The pics are pretty shocking but, like a kid with a new toy, I had to take some pics and show off!! :D

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0001_zpsrotkdbmx.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0001_zpsrotkdbmx.jpg.html)


This is a picture of one of the miss moulds I 'rescued'.
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0007.NEF_zpslzdlvx6i.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0007.NEF_zpslzdlvx6i.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0010_zpskvdrrk7p.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0010_zpskvdrrk7p.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0012_zpsul238nmm.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0012_zpsul238nmm.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0013_zps0ryxzj9r.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0013_zps0ryxzj9r.jpg.html)

I also got the first set of little transport ships. They came out really nice actually. My OCD had to put them in colour order :/

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0009_zps9jrc2lmh.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0009_zps9jrc2lmh.jpg.html)

I'll try and get some of the transports and maybe one of the High Conveyors painted this weekend.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 04, 2017, 10:16:54 AM
wow! you must be pleased with those high conveyors. love the little transports too. its amazing how fast I went through my 'stock' of gw metal transports in the last year. they are a great side project as its fun to have something you can paint up in a different colourscheme to the rest of your fleet without feeling the need to create a whole new battlegroup sometimes.

totally get the ocd regarding the photo lineup... that would bug me too... looking forward to painted shots soon...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on June 04, 2017, 12:22:53 PM
How are the rates for getting stuff cast in resin? I've been attempting to tempt Vanguard Miniatures to switch to resin, but they claim metal is still a whole lot cheaper (which is perfect for keeping prices in the store down).
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 04, 2017, 01:36:36 PM
To be honest as a customer, I'd choose metal over resin any day. Just oldskool I guess. But big stuff like battleships size are easier to work with in resin it's true. If you get a good castor working the moulds there's not always a lot of difference in the detail quality and some resin I've had has just been appalling quality as far as mold lines and bubbles are concerned...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 04, 2017, 03:10:32 PM
Well, the mould and 12 casts were something like £175 so not cheap. I'm pretty sure the chap gives me a discount as well. I forget the break down but the mould was the most expensive (more than half). Individual casts vary depending on size of the model. The Transports were £1.50 for each cast I think but the mould will be about £20 (I haven't been invoiced for them yet!). The Cultist mould was £40ish and each set of 3 models was £7.

Metal Vs resin. Personally, I'm with OSJC. Metal is just nicer to use and can always be stripped and reused if needs be. It's also more robust. We've all dropped models but resin has the tenancy to shatter. On the flip side, dropping a metal Gothic ship is bad news as the stands break 99% of the time (even on escorts).

Well, no pics yet but I'm in the process of painting up 12 Havocs, 4 Escort Carriers, 6 recommissioned Escorts and 2 Conveyors :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 04, 2017, 03:50:26 PM
On the flip side, dropping a metal Gothic ship is bad news as the stands break 99% of the time (even on escorts).

The fragility of flying stands are the reason I've switched to using copper roofing nails as bases these days. As you can see on my thread. Even though smaller than the smallest bfg stand, the copper is robust enough to hold up a battleship.  Cheap to get on eBay too. Also nice to know I'm not the only one who feels that way about resin. Nessacary evil these days... I miss white metal... :(
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 18, 2017, 10:31:15 PM
Well, the first High Conveyor is done. I went for the 'Dust-cart  in space' look. Originally I ha planned a white prow but, well, someone beat me to the mark with that so I went with the hazard stripes :D Part of me wants to think they are the biggest hazard stripes ever created by man. I think they would be hard to beat ;)

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsdzkv5dbk.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0002.NEF_zpsdzkv5dbk.jpg.html)
(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0003-001_zpsrbondgpv.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0003-001_zpsrbondgpv.jpg.html)

Here she is with some little 'friends'. Still WIP but I'm hoping to get them done soonish. Providing the heat doesn't prevent painting.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0008_zps3busk1uo.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0008_zps3busk1uo.jpg.html)


Also working on two more for my Battlefleet Gothic fleet. Still WIP and I need to think of some freehand shenanigans for the prows.

(http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f36/LordBorak84/DSC_0006_zpsnvmuxkoy.jpg) (http://s44.photobucket.com/user/LordBorak84/media/DSC_0006_zpsnvmuxkoy.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on June 18, 2017, 10:33:53 PM
Heavyyyyy !!

Really a big ship. Nice painting job, enlightenments and weathering.

Are the small yellow ship ended ? They would deserve a second colour maybe ?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 18, 2017, 10:42:29 PM
Cheers man.

Nope, the Little ships are WIP (Work in progress). They have just had a Base coat, wash and dry brush. They still need all the little details adding. There's two at the front which are done though. (the ones out of focus naturally!)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on June 19, 2017, 06:44:15 AM
Impressive!!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 19, 2017, 07:14:25 AM
Now that is impressive. Love that use of hazard striping. Fantastic job. And they look rather lovely in gothic tones too...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on June 19, 2017, 04:25:55 PM
Absolutely stunning!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Gun_wun on June 19, 2017, 05:51:41 PM
Nice............
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on June 19, 2017, 10:01:32 PM
Nice............
You!!! Get back to work on your Orks!  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on June 20, 2017, 05:05:29 AM
Quote
You!!! Get back to work on your Orks! 

Yeah ! Immediatly !

By the way, have posted a Battle Report for warmaster with my orcs and i thought of you for the orc-speak in the small roleplay presentation text ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Gun_wun on June 20, 2017, 04:32:55 PM
Ha! Be speak-in fer yer self dare Stunty!  I'z aint be see in any wot nots from yer neck of da woods of late!  Ahhhhh da ork-speak........  Gotz me self in trouble on another forum (a ork forum at dat!) fer speaking such words.  Guess-in day neva erd of Green Lives matta.  Glad you could use if fer some-fing.

On another note.  Sorry LB for high jacking your post.  Really excellent work, inspiring to say the least!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2017, 11:46:13 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 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: Malika on June 30, 2017, 05:22:22 PM
Hmm, I think it's time to move away from Photobucket and host your pictures elsewhere...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2017, 10:40:58 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: Lord Borak on July 02, 2017, 12:35:18 PM
Finally, FINALLY got the last ships to complete my 10,000ts of Battlefleet Gothic :D

EDIT: Not sure if it's just me but those pictures are huge! Right click on them and open them in a new window.

(http://i.imgur.com/lxXN9Wm.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WHI0SNs.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YG06Ir3.jpg)

That's...

1x Dreadnought
1x Terra class Battleship
2x Retribution Battleships
1x Nemesis fleet Carrier
2x Emperor Battleships
2x Apocalypse Battleships

2x Mars Battlecruisers
2x Overlord Battlecruisers
4x Armageddon Battlecruisers

6x Lunar class cruisers
2x Dictator class cruisers
4x Dominator class cruisers
6x Dauntless light cruisers

20x Sword Frigates
20x Firestorm Frigates
20x Cobra destroyers

Well........... Guess I should start painting then. 0.o
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on July 02, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
bloody hell thats a buttload of ships!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 03, 2017, 11:20:31 AM
Because a 'buttload of ships' just isn't quite enough. Here's some more! These ones are even painted!!!  :o

OSJC kindly donated two of the 'Voss Prows' made my Resin addict. I promptly cast these up myself and got cracking on some cruisers!

(http://i.imgur.com/TNqLLlH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MCl7bzF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/KuyCdPd.jpg)

This fleet is going to have 12 Falchion class escorts as well but I still need to make a mould of some metal versions to cast up. The originals are a tad expensive on Ebay  :-\
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: radu lykan on August 02, 2017, 12:49:09 PM
somehow missed this update, very pretty :)
the highlights on those prows would have driven me mad :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on August 03, 2017, 07:36:03 PM
So what can we expect next? ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 05, 2017, 10:33:11 AM
To be honest, life has got a bit 'busy' lately. So hobby time isn't really happening. At least not enough to sit and paint much. :(

I've managed to convert, build and spray five 54mm Catachans if that's any worth? lol. I'll try and get some paint on them soon.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on August 08, 2017, 05:09:14 PM
"Real life" is also important. Hope to see you back eventually, take your time. :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 07, 2018, 07:07:43 AM
Threadromancy!!! My thread!! No guilt :D

Wow, been a while. Works been manic, been moving house, Christmas and being distracted by 40k is not really a good recipe for Specialist games!! Hopefully that will change now (ish).

I've started to make some more Inquisitor scaled terrain (it's for a specialist game so that counts right?). The first up is a warehouse (racking systems and all!). Not sure what it's meant to be containing but most likely fuel and weapons storage because that makes games more interesting :D

All the doors on hinges so they can be opened.
(https://i.imgur.com/fMSVuBM.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/PmUnE0O.jpg)

Storage.
(https://i.imgur.com/qd1XFss.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8Hc6T2X.jpg)


I've also started work on yet another Marine. Mostly because I find them fun to convert, easy to paint and I had the parts knocking around my bits box. Unfortunately those parts were in pretty bad shape and he was missing and arm and a leg.

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

The idea behind him is that after he was severely injured and forced out of active line duty he was selected to act as a delegate for the chapter. He now goes off to create and strengthen ties with other imperial forces.

So, I need ideas for....
1] His name (he looks fairly Roman?)
2] His chapter (preferably not a well known or old one)
3] Ideas for his bionics because I'm not happy with his arm
4] Should I add a shoulder pad to his left arm? I kinda like the un armoured shoulder look. Plus it makes him look like less of a combatant. Well, as much as an 8ft tall power armoured killing machine can look.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 08, 2018, 09:41:20 PM
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/k8BEGni.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/qivtosr.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/ibZtHn9.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/SijZXOC.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/nkDMuIj.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/BywKjQ0.jpg?1)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on March 08, 2018, 11:39:11 PM
Could you please reduce your pictures ? It's realy hard to open such a subject...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on March 09, 2018, 11:27:44 AM
They're good models but yeah, ha ha, those pics are HUUUUGE and make it hard to see ha ha.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 09, 2018, 01:16:32 PM
Hmm, since I have moved over to Imgur the pics seem to be coming up massive! I have No idea why.......

If you open the picture up in a new tab it comes up normal!! I'll see what I can do :/


Huzzah!! Success :D They 'should' be normal sized now? They are for me.....
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 09, 2018, 09:00:34 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?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/6YxfpgF.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 10, 2018, 10:36:19 AM
Truly exceptional work on the terrain. Also the marine is rather nice. One thing that would be nice would be a kneepad on that bionic leg...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 10, 2018, 11:07:46 AM
Thanks OSJC. Think I should add more armour to the whole leg? I don't mind adding a knee pad. I was originally thinking about adding a greave to the bionic leg but became rather fond of the minimalistic bionic look. Someone has also suggested that I add a shoulder pad to the bionic arm........ I'm not sure about that but it makes sense I suppose.

What say you?

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 12, 2018, 07:45:28 AM
I would just stick to the kneepad. As I'm thinking of what you'd normally see on a 40k bionic. As for the shoulder pauldron. Hmm... It's true gw would normally have either a full size or even scout sized pad on there but it means you're gonna loose all that lovely joint detail. I myself would leave it... Just my two pennith I know but look at it this way. You can always add a pad later if you're not convinced?

Oh yeah... Names. Now he's looks to be a Proximo to me..
Tempestus Proximo of the storm giants? Bone armour with red lightning strike.  Would be a nice contrast to the shiny bionics...
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/thumb/e/e8/Storm_Giants_SMC.jpg/200px-Storm_Giants_SMC.jpg
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 17, 2018, 01:16:52 PM
Cheers for the reply OSJC.

I'm thinking that it would make more sense to have the shoulder pad and, yeah, it does help keep the classic marine shape but I just like the way it looks!! So I'm pretty much set on keeping it 'as is'. I'm still thinking about the knee pad. Maybe I will.......... Maybe I wont. :/

As for the Chapter, I'd rather not have an existing Chapter. Especially one as renowned as the Storm Giants. The theory behind this chap is that he's an ambassador for a newly formed chapter that is trying to create links and strengthen ties with other Imperial factions.

I want to add a darker twist to his role though. I'm thinking of the marine chapter suffering massive casualties during an inter-civil war (potentially heretical or geneseed debasement). So whilst he is out there trying to obtain more geneseed and gear he's also trying to cover up (even assassinate) people that are questioning or digging into the Marines sudden loss of numbers.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on March 23, 2018, 07:05:30 PM
How did you manage to make the pics smaller? I assume you didn't just resize the pics one by one and re-uploaded them?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: vtmobius on August 29, 2018, 07:39:33 AM
salutations Lord Borak.  I drummed up a lot of interest in the High Conveyor on facebook bfg group asking if anyone has one.  is it possible to get anymore from the shipyards?  I need a 2 for myself at least. and im pretty  sure there is over 10 people that showed serious interest. just amazing work.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 03, 2018, 10:25:06 AM
I replied on Facebook.  :) I'm just contacting Vanguard to see if they want to get them put up there.

I'm being massively distracted by 40k at the moment (boo!) so haven't managed to do anything Gothic or Specialist games for a looooooooong time. Lack of opponents is the main issue really. I just don't get much motivation when all the ships seem to do is sit in a case!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on September 03, 2018, 06:58:12 PM
Hmm, doesn't the return of Adeptus Titanicus and Necromunda being back some of that Specialist Games love amongst players?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on September 13, 2018, 04:42:18 PM
Well, Yeah Kinda. But I've just bought 7000pts of Imperial Knights and I'm Chomping my way through those. However the urge to cut up bits of plasticard and make little ships is growing....
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on September 13, 2018, 06:30:05 PM
Yeees... Let it flow through you...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 10, 2019, 08:04:05 AM
Whoah, a blast from the past! Been pondering about a return to Gothic for a long while now (seriously long) and had an itch to crack open the plasticard for a few days and last night I finally found the time (between painting Marines). What do you guys think?

(https://i.imgur.com/GaVTDpO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BQaCHwH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/R1bWCtO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8d5aUap.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 10, 2019, 01:12:30 PM
He's back! And about time says I! Lols. I'm doing the same as you it seems. Converting and painting tons of primaris/truescale space sharks and neglecting bfg all together these days. I've still got a dozen guardsmen in undercoat and five rough riders to get done too but the primaris calls me away. Lol.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 10, 2019, 07:01:50 PM
Aye! it's been a long time. Too long. I was bitten by the 8th 40k Edition bug and then got into Imperial Knights is a BIG way (8000pts now). But, well, for a while I've been itching to convert something and it's gotta be Gothic! Now I'm trying to see what's changed :D

Good to see you're still about!! Done much Gothic stuff since I was last about or just 40k?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 10, 2019, 07:10:39 PM
Oh, I almost forgot, I've been working on a Mechantman for my Rogue Trader fleet. Still massively WIP but happy with the mornings work!!

(https://i.imgur.com/dchG5xN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/07r5nSg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/6f5H9pE.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 10, 2019, 08:03:29 PM
Mostly guard and marines... Last bfg I did was a merchant light cruiser, remember that? Also did some system ship bits and some of Malikas ordnance bits around the same time but I'm reasonably sure you've seen those... That cruiser(?) looks tasty. I'm assuming it's cruiser sized..? Jago wants one already... ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 11, 2019, 07:44:20 AM
I remember that stuff (I did poke my nose in from time to time ;))

Ah guard, my first true love. Just about finished re-doing my Mordians. I did start, and got half way through, my old metal cadians but 240 infantry just got the better of me and I gave up lol. One day I'll go back!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on March 13, 2019, 09:42:42 PM
I like what i see on this topic. Good job on those ships !
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 19, 2019, 06:58:19 PM
More progress. It's almost finished, the only thing I have to do now is finish the little eagle on the front. I'm also making a Voss style prow for it as well but that's only just been started!

(https://i.imgur.com/ieVoOq1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/K1n0evL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UuHJmDO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WPrwkXk.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 19, 2019, 07:24:37 PM
Aaargh! Where's the buy it now button!?

Seriously, mind. I love it SO much. A proper sized and proportional 'heavy' transport. Jago is ready to expand the yellow line fleet yet again...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 19, 2019, 07:50:17 PM
Hehe, Glad you like it mate. I thought of you when making the bridge. It's a dome, like a lot of your ships.

On another note. Just been made aware that some scoundrel has recast my Super transporter and is flogging it on ebay. How ungentlemanly is that??
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 19, 2019, 10:00:50 PM
what a cowson! whats to be done about it? surely on ebay thats easier to stop such monstrous blatant thievery than on alibaba or whatever?

also thanks for the homage on the dome. you know I love a dome, Ive been doing those since I first saw the pre release mock ups of the 'rogue trader' cruiser gw released and tbh, I'm not at all surprised my dome ocd's have not gone unnoticed ;)

on a side note, i've still one of those high conveyors unpainted!  never did decide on a colour for it in the end...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on March 20, 2019, 08:31:46 AM
Unbelieveable, the sheer asshattery of it!  >:(
... On a lighter note, a great model!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 25, 2019, 09:57:15 PM
Well, it's all sorted. Knock-off Conveyors are now gone :D The resulting Facebook storm did me a favour actually as I sold the last 20 over the weekend :/ Got some more coming though :D

Anyway! I re-did the Eagle prow and have done a Voss prow as well. Not sure on the winged skull to be honest, but that's probably because I suck and sculpting skulls. I just wanted something different. What say you? re-do it or leave it?

(https://i.imgur.com/P9EqsWG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0r4hDp5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DTN5UE0.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/47gFdrm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/f4CTgEL.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/IeQmEBP.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on March 25, 2019, 10:33:59 PM
Personally, I like your eagle prow far better. The skull is JUST that little bit wonky. It would be fine if for example I had done it, but with the backdrop of your excellent scratchbuilds it detracts too much. It's all your own fault really, could have half-arsed everything and it would have fit, but nooo!  ;D
Just kidding of course, but seeing how great your other greens have been up to now I would vote for a do-over!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 26, 2019, 09:39:15 AM
I hear you, but apparently it's only you and me who are a bit iffy about it. Two people are fairly adamant they want the skull to stay and everyone else hasn't raised any issues. If no one else says anything today it'll go in the post tomorrow. Saying that, I can always make a one off for you if you want ;)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on March 26, 2019, 02:46:13 PM
Haha jeah, the people have spoken, don't feel the need to do unnecessary work just because I played devil's advocate earlier! As I said (at least I hope I brought it across) the sculpt is not a bad one at all!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on March 26, 2019, 05:39:34 PM
Both are shit-hot as far as I'm concerned.  :D
 But then you've seen my ships. Nerry a straight line for  more than an inch...Wonkyness is a solid part of bfg anyway. Anyone who's ever assembled a gw battleship can attest to that, no?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on March 26, 2019, 06:06:56 PM
Really lovely work!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on March 27, 2019, 09:15:43 AM
Thanks guys :D So what's next? Endeavour? Gonna be on Nights this week and have a heavy week after that so probably wont get much done for a couple of weeks at least.

Haha jeah, the people have spoken, don't feel the need to do unnecessary work just because I played devil's advocate earlier! As I said (at least I hope I brought it across) the sculpt is not a bad one at all!

If I didn't want feedback, I wouldn't have put the WIP pics up ;) I'm not sensitive, if something I put up is rubbish, I fully expect people to tell me so. How else do we improve?  ;D

Anyone who's ever assembled a gw battleship can attest to that, no?

I've built 10 Battleships *shudders*. The only thing worse than that is a China recast battleship! The parts were wonky when they were cast and made even wonkier when they came out the mould!! Even though I complain, I'd rather deal with metal than Resin. I dunno why, I just prefer it. I wish I could get my ships done in metal instead.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 03, 2019, 09:32:07 AM
Thought I'd grab a deal off Facebook and grabbed two metal space stations for £30. Unfortunately one of them was really badly cast (apparently it is genuine, I'm still dubious). So action had to be taken and it ended up being a double station! Kinda works I think even if it does look like a Burger. (Burger Station 1)

Paint job took me an hour. I think most of the time was spent on the yellow system ship hah.

(https://i.imgur.com/aStlHS8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LYonGHb.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on April 03, 2019, 10:37:13 AM
Should I... Nah... But I need to... Pls nobody hit me, I cannot hold it in, here it goes:

I'm lovin' it!

(Badumm-tsss)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Bessemer on April 03, 2019, 02:40:53 PM
If I ever got my hands on a couple of these that's exactly what I would have done, looks so much better than the single one.

As for the casting, when I got my Apocalypse (when the SG lines were being scrapped) the wing section was badly cast, but only where you couldn't see it when built. Looks like GW didn't give a crap when ending these.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 03, 2019, 05:54:39 PM
Groovy... never got one of these but kinda glad I didn't based on the casting report. Damn good conversion idea doubling it... Also,
Nice to see a yellowline truck in there ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on April 03, 2019, 09:42:16 PM
Love this burger station :)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 03, 2019, 09:59:04 PM
Thanks guys :D

To be fair, the later Fanatic/Specialist games stuff was all pretty poor. The Dark Eldar ships, Tau and Imperial Grand Cruisers are all awful in my opinion. The Space station suffers from that era as well. It's just random bits of weapon batteries and turrets covered with awkward bits of plasticard. Plasticard that's not even stuck or cut straight. Don't get me started on the later Inquisitor 54mm models *shudders*

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 04, 2019, 07:46:37 AM
And don't get me started on that awful Warhound they did...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 04, 2019, 06:30:27 PM
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twas that the one with the bloody purity seal on it. I mean, shit man, how big was that parchment and how did the make a wax seal the size of a marine in terminator armour?!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Bessemer on April 04, 2019, 06:45:08 PM
I'd rather have that warhound than the Inquisitor Genestealer...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 06, 2019, 11:14:01 PM
The genestealer? Man, that wasn't even that bad. The Callidus assassin, the Stevedores....... Man. They make the Genestealer look good  :o

Anyway, I had an old miscast Conveyor that has been kicking around since the very first batch. It was a bit knackered after I let my little'un play with it and paint it as well.......... but it was still workable and after some TLC turned out ok I think. I had an idea about a more rounded prow with a little flight bay on the underneath as well. Also changed the 'Mass Pods' to ones more like the art work.

The conversion and paint job is a bit of a rush job. I did it all today.

(https://i.imgur.com/eHzjXRs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W6oNJW8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Gg2N7i8.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/L4BWNGH.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pbh2QnL.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4EtuEx2.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on April 07, 2019, 08:33:18 AM
Awe-inspiring!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 07, 2019, 10:57:30 AM
Noice! I take it it's three million years into deep space..?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on April 08, 2019, 09:42:36 PM
Nice painting !Love that red. And the massive look.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: horizon on April 09, 2019, 07:28:02 PM
Very well done. Great to see people still doing this.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 09, 2019, 10:25:11 PM
Thanks chaps! Well, bit busy with work at the moment so not really done anything other than build a shed load of Falchions and convert and spruce up my old cruisers. In regards to a light cruiser. What do people like more, a Dauntless style hull (with Voss prow) or an Endeavour style hull?

Noice! I take it it's three million years into deep space..?

2,960,000 years to go mate!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 10, 2019, 06:39:43 AM
...In regards to a light cruiser. What do people like more, a Dauntless style hull (with Voss prow) or an Endeavour style hull?

Well. Everyone seems to love the endeavour style but I put that down to how short lived the line from gw were.
Also the ability to swap out the plastic gundecks etc is obviously favourable, conversion wise.
It seems that these days we seem to be comparitively swamped with third party versions of them.
I've done enough that's for sure!
However, I've never seen a voss prow on a dauntless hull. would be interesting to see for sure... I toyed with the idea couple 'o' years back now as I had a load of Voss prows but dauntless' are hard to come by. Now even more...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 19, 2019, 09:56:14 PM
Think I might end up doing one of each to be fair. Or at least an endeavour with a Voss style row for dauntless conversions. We'll see! I have some holiday booked next week and the week after so expect some plasticard shenanigans in the near future :D

Right, been touching up some of my old Voss ships. Nothing major, a bit of neatening up and I removed the Lances for launch bays. Not before I added magnets to everything though so I can swap the weapons. I also spruced up my Battleship with magnets and a little more effort into the paintjob.

(https://i.imgur.com/dyO3IYl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7stPRQa.jpg)

Also managed to get through 12 out of 18 falchion escorts. I've always hated that narrow mid ship corridor thing. So removed it. Kinda like it. They look gooty, stubby and pretty low tech. Perfect for my fleet really :D

(https://i.imgur.com/U6w1XbR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UoDm3Ss.jpg)

I've had the majority of a battleship kicking around for ages. It's missing the front section and I had been hoping to pick one up on ebay at some point. Alas, none have appeared so I have decided to bite the bullet and make the missing part. I have now realised how much work is actually involved in doing this and wish I hadn't started :( But, I have started. And I WILL finish it. Dammit. Gonna go for a more armoured up Voss style prow. Basically a scaled up version of the Falchion escort prow.

(https://i.imgur.com/w7RYSwl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/jbRD9AN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/EsrHWBV.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 20, 2019, 06:27:44 AM
Looking forward to seeing that completed. Also nice idea with the falchions... Good effect
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on April 20, 2019, 07:34:13 AM
This battleship is gonna be awesome! Nice effect with the falchions, it suits them well.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 20, 2019, 10:42:06 PM
Thanks guys. Really regretting starting this now. I'm in awe of the original builders now, the detail on these ships is amazing and you just don't appreciate it until you try and copy it. I'm also regretting it because...... because a new battleship means a new fleet.... So, what shall I do with this fleet then? :D


Progress report.

Starboard
(https://i.imgur.com/aUqi0lj.jpg)
Port
(https://i.imgur.com/hfQgwIw.jpg)
Underside
(https://i.imgur.com/6wplDxI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XGsHI8L.jpg)


More Ships on the go. Yes, there are a lot of eclectic models on my painting table right now. (OSJC, recognise the one on the top right?)
(https://i.imgur.com/apzQDzF.jpg)

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on April 28, 2019, 08:55:36 AM
Got some samples in the post yesterday, dropped everything and got two Heavy Transports painted :D Not much to write home about paintjob wise but they'll do :D Also got three sets of 5 transports but haven't done anything with them, yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/Iy0PHVI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/h0GjDid.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kh3PEq7.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RNqUtbu.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XUoKEJg.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on April 28, 2019, 05:16:41 PM
tasty... wheres the buy it now button?  ;)



also, yeah, I see the sgt up top there  ;) glad he has a nice new home...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on April 28, 2019, 06:41:24 PM
Awesooooooome!!!!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 01, 2019, 02:51:50 PM
I hope you're sitting down. PAINTED STUFF!

Finally, finally, after about 2 years. I finally have started my 10000pt Gothic fleet. First up is (part) of the first Battleship squadron.

Divine Retribution (Retribution)
The Taranis (Terra class) &
Emperor's Hammer (Retribution)

(https://i.imgur.com/wlbJZFI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7pAz5gs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bFjDx4u.jpg)

Also, progress on the Battleship replacement front. Not sure where to add the Torpedo tubes. Help!!

(https://i.imgur.com/OerYx8S.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DueQsf4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tLbOO8Y.jpg)

My Hobby room is currently under about 3mm of plasticard bits and dust from filing! :D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 01, 2019, 05:59:50 PM
Battleship squadron!?


You're a Madman sir...

Oh as for the tubes it's best you do what (mango)Zac soden does. Mark it well, Drill out the holes bigger than wanted. Then fill the hole with GS and remodel the torpedo port into the soft GS. Then file/scrape level/clean after dry...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 01, 2019, 06:17:19 PM
Battleship squadron!?

Sure.... How else would you run Battleships?  ???

What about the layout of the Tubes? 3 up either side like the Retribution? 2 along the bottom edge?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 02, 2019, 05:54:33 AM
Oh, right... I'd say two along the bottom... Makes for a change!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 04, 2019, 01:40:32 PM
You wish is my command!

Update. Not a massive one but there's a LOT of work gone into it. Especially as I had to redo the banding along the front dorsal section as it was all to close together and wasn't symmetrical to the rear section (the rear section had 3 bands above the weapon port, the front weapon port had 4 above it! Also added the Torpedo tubes along the bottom to be a little bit different. However the prow now looks more like an up-scaled version of the Dauntless light cruiser than a Voss prow :/

(https://i.imgur.com/wXBFV5g.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nqPSJFd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rJwqzTi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SE2t3bu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/oDWuvh7.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 04, 2019, 05:38:57 PM
However the prow now looks more like an up-scaled version of the Dauntless light cruiser than a Voss prow...
There's nothing wrong with that! It looks fantastic! Should definitely cast it up ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 05, 2019, 09:56:36 PM
Needed a break from plasticard to be honest and started work on a new fleet. Ebay seems to be somewhat light on Light cruisers (see what I did there?) at the moment so I dug out an old mould and cast a couple up. I don;t think I ever made a mould of the antennae section but I think they look alright without it. The moulds a bit old and there's loads of mis-moulds and mis-casts but they'll do!!

(https://i.imgur.com/R9xV1Yj.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/QmIrKT3.jpg)


Colour scheme for these two? I'm out of ideas. Not green, red of grey!!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 06, 2019, 06:35:50 AM
Ah, that's the dauntless goodness! Loving the bridge eagles. And the plastic aerials look miles better anyhow. As for colour, ever considered inversed gothic? White with darkangelsgreen prow? Seen he do that with Thier fleet for a cruiser (a tyrant class I believe) and it worked rather nicely
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 15, 2019, 10:24:24 AM
OSJC, You want to paint white? Are you mad? No :P Well, slight accident with the dauntless anyway. So I now need to cast some more up :/

Well, Progress report. Almost done. I just have to work out what I want for the wings on the prow eagle. Angular (like the current Retribution) or more rounded and more like actual wings.

Also, The next prow will be........... What? Ideas please.

(https://i.imgur.com/VgwnfDG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/K16Ropf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/h0D4Zxf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/c4nj1mS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/q7LoaQs.jpg)



Comparison to an Original metal part.

(https://i.imgur.com/TDTtp01.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 15, 2019, 11:50:32 AM
Think I'm happy with this design.

(https://i.imgur.com/GU5llQU.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/zwpZG7j.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on May 15, 2019, 01:54:25 PM
Looking very nice!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 15, 2019, 05:46:42 PM
Absolutely tasty! Also what's wrong with white? Start with light grey and drybrush up? Not that I've ever had any luck with it but your skill might better suit it..?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2019, 01:42:59 PM
I've always hated white lol. Always. I never seem to be able to just 'dry brush it up' as you call it. I always have to paint it properly and highlight and blend it up. So it takes forever.

WARNING: Pic heavy!

Figured I'd do a step by step guide on the next prow.

Making the basic shape
(https://i.imgur.com/rDt9Uqz.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MqYBkMu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pUv6bdN.jpg)

Orks made it.
(https://i.imgur.com/Fbu9gAm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/o4XXCjt.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/SjD1m7b.jpg)

PING!!! Filed it.
(https://i.imgur.com/zEoMnO6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dbmRc9J.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wOXcCDa.jpg)

Observation tower done.
(https://i.imgur.com/kdHNIp0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cqolGlJ.jpg)

Side details done
(https://i.imgur.com/3PUY4K0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/N3bShWp.jpg)


Recognise it yet? I was going for something along the lines of this.......
(https://i.imgur.com/kuQXrFH.jpg)

However now I am where I am, I'm not sure I want the spike on it. I kinda like it as it is. What say you? Also, Torpedo tubes somewhere? Underneath? HELP!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 16, 2019, 06:49:50 PM
Please God do not add the banding and spike! It's lovely without and I think no torpedoes either. Perhaps an underslung las lance?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2019, 07:02:53 PM
Ah........ well, hopefully you wont hate this then. The consensus on on BFG Facebook group was to add the spike. I'm 50/50 at the moment. I like it without but the spike is growing on me the more I look at it. I justified adding it with the reasoning that resin is easy to clip off and file down so if people don't like the spike, they can remove it.

I went with under slung Torpedo tubes. Feels like a cop out...... I don't know why.

(https://i.imgur.com/fudzGWi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/u7j6dKK.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/RmdXHen.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rtIonCq.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 16, 2019, 07:24:50 PM
Ok I was wrong... ;D

Not just saying that. It's really nice and a great homage too! I actually like the torps like that too
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on May 16, 2019, 07:55:36 PM
I actually like the spike you made far more than I thought I would!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2019, 09:49:41 PM
Thank the Emperor for that :P

Someone has also suggested that I make a prow that is just a big battering ram. I was thinking a clenched fist. Like the one here (Battering Ram Fist)  http://www.solegends.com/citcat2006us/c2006usp0622-00.htm Thoughts?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 17, 2019, 12:02:02 AM
Very nice ! Go on !
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Stormwind on May 17, 2019, 12:26:54 AM
Really nice work as always!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 17, 2019, 06:40:46 AM
Definitely do it! I did the same conversion on a light cruiser chassis back in the day using a powerfist as a base point of the conversion. The ship was called st anger... Lol I think that ship ended up with someone else though as I'm buggered if I know where it is now...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 17, 2019, 03:57:13 PM
St Anger. I think that ship needs to be revived. ;)

Just figured I'd try and see what it all looked like put together. I must say, I rather like how it turned out :D

(https://i.imgur.com/YdQa8FF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2goWyjN.jpg)

Also finished my Terra class Battleship

(https://i.imgur.com/4WW87AE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CjbVhyI.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 17, 2019, 05:44:21 PM
Yum yum and more yum. That prow has grown on me hugely. Love it!

And nice shots of the terra class. Space + ships = drool!

And at anger may just ride again...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 19, 2019, 09:28:04 AM
She shall!! It's decided ;)

Finished my Nemesis. The pictures didn't turn out very well and the white looks flat as hell but, meh, I can't be bothered to re take them.

(https://i.imgur.com/2Xc4Sej.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dWgCBcQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nJB0gn5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/WSfuv8J.jpg)



Also tried out a new colour scheme for the Retro fleet. White (damn you OSJC) with red prows. Basically the old Space Fleet colours! Prows have been converted slightly to resemble the Battleship Prow.

(https://i.imgur.com/PYA76nA.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on May 19, 2019, 11:27:04 AM
Very clean!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 19, 2019, 11:29:43 AM
love it! see, whats wrong with white? except for the hard work, but damn man it pays off!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 19, 2019, 12:41:05 PM
Thanks guys. What wrong with it? 7 layers, that's what's wrong with it :P Although, to be fair, I think the green on my Gothic fleet is probably just as much with all the washes etc..

I'll paint a Battleship (eventually) and an old Emperor class ship from space fleet (to use as an Endeavour/Endurance) in those colours. I'll hopefully get the light cruiser done but I'll have to wait until I get the samples back to get the Battleship underway :( Not sure what else I want in the fleet though!

EDIT: I forgot to say, I sliced about 1mm off the backs of those launch bays so they didn't stick out so far. I really like the slimmed down look. I'll be doing that for future ships!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 19, 2019, 09:44:28 PM
Excellent work.

Black and green seem a little big too regular to me. I mean the surface is important, it would have added someting to insert an other colour at some point, maybe.

And on the other hand, the white prew is very nice and it's because of this long regularity on the rest of the colour.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on May 23, 2019, 10:47:13 PM
Grud, the scratch building is mighty here, I like the subtle changes in prows very much. Might the prows ever be available like your high conveyor, I think theyíd be interesting replacements for the Helios range. Er do you have some master plan on putting all your fleets on the table some day?

Where might a humble squig dung shoveler like me source those resin ships you posted previously? They have a Resin Addict vibe to them and I know Vaish was dabbling somewhere.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Apocolocyntosis on May 24, 2019, 08:43:54 AM
beautiful plasticard work
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 24, 2019, 10:41:31 AM
Marell le Fou: I was thinking that but I wasn't sure what to do. I had thought about doing the dorsal turrets in white, or maybe the whole dorsal section and bridge in white.

Ragsta: Thanks mate, Yeah, I'll get them off to the caster as soon as I've done a few more prows. I have 2 ideas, one easy, one not. So we'll see how long they take me to do. Which resin ships were you talking about? There's a lot in this thread ;) I could do a full fleet picture, but will probably hold off until it's painted. It's a lot to get out after all!!

Apoca.......Apocoly....... Thanks!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 24, 2019, 03:58:40 PM
Well, I've started the 'Fist prow'. I don't like it but not sure how else I could have done it without the prow being to long or the fist being to small. Oh well, I'm not going to be using it :P

(https://i.imgur.com/ZSAYqO5.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/H4q3aw6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7P9Htsk.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on May 24, 2019, 04:12:55 PM

Hahaha I love this! I think those would be excellent for me to convert into some Ork ships too!

The resin ships I mean are at top of page 18, mate. But hey, if you want to send me a complete listing of all your sources I donít think anyone would mind  ;D
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 24, 2019, 05:07:23 PM
Glad you like them :D

Oh, those are mine. I should have them in sometime next week.

These are what I have coming..

Light Cruiser transports
(https://i.imgur.com/Iy0PHVI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kh3PEq7.jpg)

Transports
(https://i.imgur.com/XUoKEJg.jpg)

This big beast is already on ebay.
(https://i.imgur.com/3cLi66j.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 24, 2019, 08:19:38 PM
ok, thats not at all where I thought you were going with the fist-prow dealie.  ;D
when I did mine it was kinda more like a ram added to the end of the prow, also a friend reminded me, it was not a power fist, but an old (and I mean old, the metal/plastic hybrid kit) chaos knight hand, as it had a flared gauntlet look that was rather nice on the end of the prow. so essentially a fancier ram simply painted as gold/bronze but, yeah full fist prow, why not? very astartes to my mind...
its truly no nonsense.

crazy but, no nonsense...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 25, 2019, 03:35:16 PM
Ah someone over on the Dakka page wanted a whole prow as a 'ram' so figured I'd do this. Purely for him really. I'm not overly fond of it but...... hey, he wanted it. It's actually growing on me now it has more details on it.

Ok, so I have a couple of ideas for future prows. One is based off the old Dominator Battleship from Space fleet - As I don't have a nova Cannon in the set. I'm also thinking of the old dictator as well, which basically has a massive drill as a prow. Not sure on the drill, but definitely going to do the Nova cannon.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 25, 2019, 05:02:22 PM
Fly me Closer! I want to punch them!!

(https://i.imgur.com/AdQYRAZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Tq2d73H.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1C1pnIf.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/PsOW089.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KkPnASn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/woqKUkV.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: uberChris on May 27, 2019, 03:08:43 AM
Amazing and Brilliant fist prow!! Fantastic work overall, nicely done sir.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 27, 2019, 09:51:59 PM
Thanks mate.

Work on Prow Number 4. Based off the old Space Fleet Dominator. Quite happy with it so far.

(https://i.imgur.com/7YhOOvv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7KtqjOk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8HubMfR.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Chios on May 27, 2019, 11:35:43 PM
Oooh, a nice one!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on May 28, 2019, 10:33:59 AM
Not too fond of the first, loving the dominator though!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on May 28, 2019, 10:35:00 PM
Same. Not fond of the fist one, despite the fact that it's a very original idea.

I like the second one better.

Strange, because in general i do respect more the originality than pure technic.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on May 30, 2019, 09:52:43 PM
Well, yes, the fist isn't for everyone. It's for one person actually and he loves it. So as far as I'm concerned, mission achieved :P

I've been away for a few days so will get cracking on the Dominator Prow over the weekend. Then I'm going to start something a little special ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on May 31, 2019, 06:35:54 AM
Something a bit special! Like the rest of this isn't already?  ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 15, 2019, 12:24:05 AM
Wuhoooooooo The forum is back up! What's going on??

Made a new prow for the Transporter. No idea why I didn't make a prow like this before but, meh, its done now and off to the casters with the Battleship bits. Also if anyone was wondering there's a scale shot of it next to a Dauntless.

(https://i.imgur.com/Cd0FYEm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aEIyR69.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kDDLTxw.jpg)

I've also 'finished' the Tyrant. Still not sure about the antennae on the weapon batteries. Kinda looks Chaosy..... Should I remove them?

(https://i.imgur.com/TBHlV7q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JqfgtSl.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on June 15, 2019, 02:10:40 PM
Iím inclined to leave the antenna - they accentuate the ships hull sides. If they come off it might end up seeming a bit skinny?  ???

I like that transport prow, will you be putting that into the set youíre selling or separately? If separate prows are on the horizon that would be awesome- I have slow burn plans for an upgraded fleet.

EDIT: Having looked again I can see where youíre coming from actually - looks good either way and itís all about what sits best with you!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 16, 2019, 03:53:24 PM
Yeah, I'm worried about it being skinny. Or just to bland. But at the same time...... It's quite a chaosy profile.

Right, another rescue attempt. I had two cruiser hulls in seriously bad repair. One was missing the entire front section and both had bits cut out of the hull. Rather than chuck them I decided to cobble together a Furious class grand cruiser.

(https://i.imgur.com/hOfSeTm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SRbdyLk.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/323xXZ9.jpg)

Thoughts? Colour scheme ideas? Thinking bronze with a red prow.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 16, 2019, 07:11:58 PM
Nice but tbh I don't like that rettie prow on that cruiser. It seems out of scale and actually makes the ship look smaller (perhaps that's because I'm used to seeing it on something longer?) One of your own bs prows would suit better...
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 17, 2019, 10:33:21 AM
I saw what you meant so changed the prow. Luckily, spare prows I seem to have in abundance nowadays!

(https://i.imgur.com/P6PNdUX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/IMmBvhL.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Malika on June 17, 2019, 11:35:26 AM
Very sleek!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 17, 2019, 06:55:17 PM
Ah man that's tasty. That prow is spot on. Is it wrong I want one of these now too..?
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on June 18, 2019, 09:47:51 PM
Prew seem a little bit small to me, compared to ship size ? But i like it, anyway.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2019, 12:12:10 PM
Right, well, I changed the prow again :P I feel this is probably about the right size and if it isn't I'm certainly not changing it now!!! It Looks a bit boring I think so might go and add some different colours here and there (no idea where). Although I still need to do those little heraldry shield things on the prow - which will be white and red. I wanted to to look like an old, battered ship come out of the reserve fleet. Kinda worked bit still looks boring.

(https://i.imgur.com/9BHmz2B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HVZIdjR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BOIf6A2.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bg94XUU.jpg)

Also managed to do a little Patrol section for my upcoming fleet.

(https://i.imgur.com/xhfaWAQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rJXT39T.jpg)


Next up is this little ship. A combination of about 4 different sets. Think I'm gonna go with a white and gold scheme for this fellow as it's meant to be a Rogue Trader ship.

(https://i.imgur.com/MVvRUkX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/1qBr34x.jpg)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on June 30, 2019, 06:18:41 PM
Noice! I see you bought some of those light cruiser kits off eBay from Russia too eh? Just FYI it's a recast of admgr's light cruiser over on shapeways. Cheaper this way that's for sure... I got two for my fleet. One to replace The endeavour of that format I already had (in the hideous lo Res medium) and one to be an endurance class... All awaiting paint at the mo.  Like what you did there. The prow suits that ship for sure. RT jobby is inspired!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on June 30, 2019, 09:29:28 PM
Yes mate. I bought two of them to be Endeavours in my Armageddon fleet but they're far, far to big to be light cruisers. The Prows are bigger than the normal cruisers and the whole ship is almost as long as a normal cruiser. So I was somewhat disappointed by them, especially as they both have a miscast on them :( The RT ship was a proper hacksaw job. I used both weapon bays from the two Light cruisers and the Engine section.

I'm not impressed by 3D printed things to be honest. The texture always seem rough and you can see the lines on them.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on June 30, 2019, 10:38:23 PM
Fabulous as is ! I think it's really better than the previous one.

(https://i.imgur.com/BOIf6A2.jpg)

As for the prints with 3D Printers, i have seen some exceptionnaly thing prints, and frankly you can't see any line. But well, it's still a recent technology. We can expect an improvement in the quality on the further months.

3D printed is the futur of our hobby. Clearly.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on July 01, 2019, 10:29:08 AM
Aye, it probably is the future of creation. Which is a shame in a way, scratch building and sculpting skills could well be lost in the future :( Hell, even hand writing is a lost art nowadays!

Until the 3D printing creates a nice smooth finish though, I'll stick with scratch building and plasticard! :D Glad you like the new Prow though.

On a random note. The Additional Ships compendium. Was there one release by GW? I found an 'original' but it seems like it was released before the 'Yellow book'. So the points are a bit off.
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: osjclatchford on July 01, 2019, 07:50:25 PM
It's truly a shame that 3d print is slowly(?) replacing real talent like yours lordb. But it will never truly. I get the whole "fugly print lines" thing as they are not only annoying but also systemic. Meaning even if you physically file or sand them smooth they are in each successive layer. And due to the unpredictable and unstable nature of the various mediums I've known said print lines to grow back. Yes you read that right GROW back. Like white crusty crystal formations. Oftimes a good paintjob will prevent this. But if left unpainted for a lengthy time a shapeways fud model will be covered in this all over. Also sometimes after painting the model can become oily and shiny even through the paint. Some of my fud printed prows and ships have gone this way inside a storage case... Sad...

Yeah that won't happen to these as they are recasts but. Yeah that's one savage miscast isn't it. Mine were BAD. It's well hidden in his pics... But you know seven quid, two ships and I personally love the design. Oversized or not... Just put them further away? Lol!
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Ragsta on July 02, 2019, 04:53:41 PM

I prefer the prow you ended up with on that grand cruiser for sure.

I do love a good scratchbuild personally - one day Iíll start a thread here and share my schtuff. 3D printing has itís place but for now Iíll stuck with the old school (particularly Vanguard once they get round to a few other models).

RT kitbash shaping up nicely, keep me in the loop when you start selling prows as conversion bits  ;)
Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: marell le fou on July 02, 2019, 09:40:01 PM
Quote
Which is a shame in a way, scratch building and sculpting skills could well be lost in the future :( Hell, even hand writing is a lost art nowadays!

Someone told me it was called "evolution"...

I don't think sratchbuild will ever be lost. It's just not the same thing.

And from my point of view, 3D files design IS an artistic and creative hobby. As much as scratchbuild. A different way, but still creation. Check what Malika is doing and you will see what i mean.

Title: Re: Toy's n' That....
Post by: Lord Borak on August 05, 2019, 09:26:39 AM
Well, not much work done on the whole little ship front but I have started work on a Rogue Traders Star Galleon. Early days yet.

(https://i.imgur.com/S1pIDw6.jpg)

I had so many plans for my week off. I was gonna finish the Star Galleon but then life got in the way and so did another project...

(https://i.imgur.com/ZUTuAoQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2sDeByY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XE6x6IS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ztxfE8h.jpg)

He's magnetised at the arm/weapon joints and I have all the weapons for an Atropos, Castigator and Lancer for him. Yes, I had to buy 3 separate Knights from FW for that pleasure but to hells with it. No I just need to find something to do with two spare Cerastus bodies :D
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Post by: osjclatchford on August 05, 2019, 04:13:17 PM
bloody tasty. now that galleon, please tell me thats intended to get cast up once done ;)
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Post by: Stormwind on August 05, 2019, 07:38:57 PM
Wow that looks amazing!
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Post by: marell le fou on August 11, 2019, 11:59:36 PM
Love the interior ! :)
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 14, 2019, 06:36:18 PM
Thanks guys :D


bloody tasty. now that galleon, please tell me thats intended to get cast up once done ;)

Of course!! :D ;)

Update time. Yeah, alright, he still isn't finished but I've just done a 91 hour week so give me a chance!

Todays work was the groin plate and the shin plates. The red looks a little flat in the picture, but it's not, you'll just have to take my word for it :P

(https://i.imgur.com/Q9wp1xa.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VaaWD7q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HBJS29l.jpg)


Yesterdays work was getting the shoulder plates done. Still undecided about what to put on the black plates on the shoulders....... Ideas?

(https://i.imgur.com/SclZ4Gs.jpg)


Also, I know there's something to take away the 'glossy' effect on transfers and make them blend in with the paintwork more but........ What is it?
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Post by: Stormwind on August 14, 2019, 06:54:06 PM
There's the Micro Sol / Micro Set transfer fluids you can buy.  Haven't tried them myself but had people sing their praises in many a forum!
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Post by: Malika on August 14, 2019, 07:53:51 PM
Woaaaaah!
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Post by: osjclatchford on August 15, 2019, 05:35:41 PM
Noice! Love the freehand. Beautiful finish on all this model to he honest...
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 16, 2019, 02:25:50 PM
Hurrah! Shin plates are done! Quite happy with how this is turning out. I usually hate painting large models and they always end up being a chore to build and paint but this is anything but!

(https://i.imgur.com/X7JUcNX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/2y9F4ZK.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/05Oy0H0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4MuvGm7.jpg)

I still need to highlight the gold on the knee and thigh armour. Also planning on doing something on the knee pads, no idea what though. I'm also unsure if I need to add anything to the chest armour. Does it need anything? If so, what?
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Post by: andys on August 16, 2019, 04:45:56 PM
I'm sure I'm not the only person here who, when it comes to your painting skills, can say, hand on heart, that I hate you!  ;)
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 16, 2019, 05:49:02 PM
I can say, hand on heart, that I hate you!  ;)

You sound like my wife.....  ;D

But thanks! Think, from advice elsewhere, that I will leave the chest free of any further details (bar the little eagle). I'm not sure about the knees though. I feel like they need something.... but I'm worried the model will end up looking to 'busy'.

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Post by: Stormwind on August 17, 2019, 12:27:02 PM
Absolutely stunning work
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 18, 2019, 09:51:47 AM
Thanks mate. I got my MicroSol in the post on Friday so spent all of yesterday tackling this...

(https://i.imgur.com/3XqIIfh.jpg)

It still needs some work around the joints in the armour but I'm pretty chuffed with how it's taken. I had to apply about 4 of 5 coats around some areas to get them to smooth out.

Whilst I'm on about the carapace armour. The main armour will be black but I'm unsure of the raised armour around his head. Should it be gold? I'm worried it will be to much gold......

I also started work on the knee plates. I have just done a freehand Legio Crucius symbol that took me hours to do. (I figured they can have close ties to the Titan Legion (future purchase?  ;D) Pictures of that when I've completed the other details.
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Post by: Stormwind on August 18, 2019, 05:54:12 PM
I used the Vallejo transfer set myself and it seems to do the job well enough.  I'm still very inexperienced with transfers, but your stuff looks great!
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Post by: marell le fou on August 18, 2019, 10:53:41 PM
Excellent ! Wonderfull decals and job putting it on. Could we have a global picture ?
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 19, 2019, 06:41:54 PM
Stormwind: Honestly, I don't use decals much either. I usually try to freehand everything I do and only really use decals if I'm doing gaming models and then they're kinda just slapped on. So this is all learning on the job for me.

Marell le fou: Ask and ye shall receive. I didn't want to take a picture of the knee pad before it was finished but, eh, it probably wont be finished for a while now that I'm back at work, so I'll make an exception just for you. It is still WIP!!

(https://i.imgur.com/9i2KwwY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/DEp4Sj4.jpg)
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Post by: Stormwind on August 19, 2019, 07:03:17 PM
I've been told that the quality of GW transfers nowadays is a lot better than in the past so perhaps that helps a bit!
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Post by: marell le fou on August 20, 2019, 09:45:15 PM
Wow, it's a marvel anyway. Really, those decals are doing the job.

I have not testes recent GW decals. I will try when i will begin to paint my Adeptus Titanicus stuff.
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Post by: Lord Borak on August 26, 2019, 12:22:59 PM
Well, I'm liking them :D But maybe that's because they're Forge World rather than GW?

Ok, a little bit more progress with the Rogue Trader ship.

(https://i.imgur.com/WvybyBq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/uss8WWt.jpg)


Also, because Forge World released some new Armigers I had to go and convert up some of my old Armigers to try them out :D WIP obviously :P

(https://i.imgur.com/E1HJ1gX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OKYnRgv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ISqiuer.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XUKamBy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UdLaDdr.jpg)
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Post by: marell le fou on August 29, 2019, 10:05:32 PM
Just wonderfull. I only dream to be able to paint like this...
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Post by: Stormwind on September 04, 2019, 11:53:37 AM
Really great as always, thanks for sharing it!
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Post by: Lord Borak on September 08, 2019, 06:21:46 PM
Thanks :D

Well, almost there. I just need to add some prow details and that is where I am stuck. I'm not sure what to do and if I can reliably sculpt it!!

(https://i.imgur.com/gMImcQ0.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fGXRkYu.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JmNlYZA.jpg)

Fits the standard GW weapons.
(https://i.imgur.com/5LuPB1b.jpg)

Prow launch bays!
(https://i.imgur.com/VcGXURg.jpg)

scale shot
(https://i.imgur.com/DvIFRB1.jpg)
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Post by: Lord Borak on September 09, 2019, 08:51:04 AM
Forgot I got the samples of the Battleship prow in!!

(https://i.imgur.com/6ZC9xNI.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qgqz7Fs.jpg)

I'll hopefully get one of these painted up once the Rogue Trader ship is done.
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Post by: osjclatchford on September 09, 2019, 06:19:35 PM
I've said it before but, hot damn that civillian vessel is a thing of beauty!
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Post by: Lord Borak on September 11, 2019, 08:35:23 PM
Ok, well, I was going to call this done but looking at the pictures I realise the inside feathers are at the wrong angle. So I'm going to have to correct them tomorrow *Mutters*. Other than that I added some eeny weeny teeny tiny turrets to the dorsal section. Just because it was a big empty space in need of something. If, y'know, 2mm is considered big.

(https://i.imgur.com/PFpG6zr.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/t4a9zs3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9AVdlon.jpg)
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Post by: osjclatchford on September 13, 2019, 06:32:25 AM
Oh.. ok then. Giant eagles it is... Lol
Don't get me wrong here, but is it wrong that I preferred it plain..?
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Post by: Stormwind on September 13, 2019, 11:47:52 AM
Wonderful walk as always!
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Post by: Lord Borak on September 13, 2019, 05:18:58 PM
Thanks chaps!

Oh.. ok then. Giant eagles it is... Lol
Don't get me wrong here, but is it wrong that I preferred it plain..?

That sir, is why Files were created ;) But, no, I liked it plain to but the guy who is asking me to make it wanted it like this. So...... hands are tied on this one!


Ok, I'm calling this done!! I'll get this sent off next week.

(https://i.imgur.com/HI4kdMY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/BTpKrKs.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W6K9wLE.jpg)
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Post by: osjclatchford on September 13, 2019, 07:28:32 PM
Yeah... File it is then lol. Nicely sculped mind. Don't get me wrong just, you know bit ostentatious...
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Post by: marell le fou on September 30, 2019, 09:36:31 PM
Wow, excellent sculpting. The prew is amazing. Congrats.
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Post by: crabking on October 01, 2019, 12:21:39 AM
I second that!
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Post by: Lord Borak on October 06, 2019, 06:24:03 PM
Thanks guys :D

Finally got mine finished. :/

(https://i.imgur.com/ypnqSh5.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/gsH1lUS.jpg)
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Post by: Malika on October 06, 2019, 08:41:24 PM
Woah, really impressed here!
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Post by: marell le fou on October 06, 2019, 09:56:01 PM
Yep. Excellent stuff. Fun big canon in front.
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Post by: osjclatchford on October 07, 2019, 04:14:03 PM
'snice! came out real good... whites a bastard aint it?
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Post by: crabking on October 14, 2019, 11:37:21 PM
Really nice! Excellent paint job.
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Post by: Lord Borak on October 16, 2019, 10:43:10 AM
Thanks guys :D Haha, white is a git. This is more of a dirty cream so doesn't count. :P

Finally finished the new set of cruiser prows. 2 based on the old Space Fleet Cruisers/Battleships and a cruiser sized retribution style prow because I want one. Sorry about the pants pics!

(https://i.imgur.com/CGjanvi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HsGWemA.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/E7Zdgwn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/cTrWDpk.jpg)

They're being sent off to the casters tomorrow so if anything needs changing, tell me now! :D