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Title: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on October 03, 2016, 03:05:46 PM
those who know of me on resin addict forums have seen all this before but I figured it was high time a put it on display hither as well:

anyway here is a very old ship of mine:
(http://dc393.4shared.com/img/SzOOXeJb/s7/131a8e4a4f0/osjc_nemesis2)
and a newer image here:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0623/o5fhcbvw71vohbxzg.jpg)

and here is an insane creation I made out of junk and bitz!
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/095c/25b4ng6fgltgxx5zg.jpg)
this is the Armitage class station. this one is called Fort Hammond and features a lot of detail! the Idea behind this was to make a station that was +/- half gw space station and half fw ramilies, sort of a full imperial design that's the size and effect of a blackstone (when under imperial control)
here are the rules for it:

ARMITAGE CLASS SPACE STATION  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  500 pts

Originally designed on the forgeworld of Voss, the Armitage class station was an attempt to fill the void created by the loss of the blackstone fortresses at the end of the Gothic war. (Three being taken over by Abaddon's forces and the remaining three under imperial control self-destructing.)
As such the Armitage class is releatively comparable in statistics to that of the Blackstones (when under imperial control). The Adeptus Mechanicus Magos took cues from other imperial designs, namely the standard station STC's and the Ramilies starfort designs, taking the opportunity to add port and starbord docking rigs and an extensive battery of torpedo silos. The resulting station design, being much more martial than commercial, is still quite a step down from a Ramiles in its defensive/offensive capabilities but there is safety in knowing that the ease in which Abaddon was able to mysteriously circumvent the arcane power source of the Blackstones is not the case regarding the Armitage...

FAMOUS ARMITAGE CLASS STATIONS
Fort Hammond
Station Deva

Availability
due to the design of the station being among the very newest work from the Voss Forgeworld, the Armitage is available only to imperial navy or space marine forces
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/cf1a/yzy9exjzqadtk2zzg.jpg)

ARMITAGE CLASS SPACE STATION  SPECIAL RULES

ORDNANCE
Armitage class stations are considered to have an inexhaustible supply of torpedoes and as such never run out.

DOCKING
Friendly ships in contact with the armitage station can halt their movement as if they were in a gravity well. If they wish to turn they can use Burn Retros special orders without first taking a command check to do so. If a ship is in contact with either the port or starboard  docking arms it can fully dock. whilst fully docked the ship gains an extra four dice when rolling for damage control during a battle and can restock ordnance if it has run out remaining in contact with the docking arm and successfully using Reload Ordnance special orders for two consecutive turns, being reloaded on the third. Even whilst docked the ship must be targeted and attacked separately from the station but counts as being in close formation with the station for massed turret fire.

also you can see Ive painted an orbital defence platform to go with it. I call this the mckay class. its created out of two kartcher pressure washer valves and and inner-part of a garden sprinkler

A bit of stuff from shapeways here, by the talented Junith. with his take on the voss escort 'falchion', the 'schimitar' frigate. very faithful to the original technical drawings and as such superior to the similar but short-lived gw white metal falchions which were rather wobbly and full of technical errors. these are clean crisp and detailed print and go well with plastic, metal and resin models.
I have seen first hand in both wsf and then fud. wsf is ok for those not as bothered by the level of detail that we all crave. I strongly recomend fud. as the pictures (sporting battlegroup Armageddon livery) show.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/814a/zitg4868rn26w2wzg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/28bf/p2h0l1tx9m7wg8zzg.jpg)
the detail is pretty good actually...

'kin expensive for what it is though. you'd have to really want something specific to go for it. I also should mention that the frosted ultra detail (fud) medium is sometimes filled with an oily by-product that can be a bast to get rid of it is leaking from anywhere on the model as one of these were from the stand entry hole. cowson to sort out...

my zeus lunar class:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/522d/pfinej2d8itt398zg.jpg)
the aggamemnon.
the detail of this model is simply a dream to paint. Zac's work with Armand is combined in such a way that compliments the skill and design elements of both designers in a way that looks cohesive and neat. I especially love the ball and socket variation on the lance turrets (a logical design evolution no?) an overlooked feature that gw would kick themselves for missing (if they even had the sense or inclination to continue and appreciate the merits of the bfg range).
I was rather pleased with the final job and decided to give it a black prow with a stripe on the area that looks a bit like a shield. very knightly  :P

anyhow. with this done I decided to add more to my Battlegroup Armageddon fleet. I wanted something big and chunky as a flagship but didn't fancy a battleship. yeah they are great to paint and model but I just don't feel they match my play-style I'm much more in favour of the cruiser and reams of escorts type scenarios that allow me to keep up with eldar fleets ( as well as I can anyhow) plus trying to get hold of one that I can afford without getting out a mortgage is like trying to find rockin-horse-sh*t these days.
I was going to do a mars class but found I was finally actually out of cruiser sprues (very sad). Instead I decided to recommission and old ship of mine that I created way back in the first days of bfg. a gothic class called the d'sparilius.
I had originally converted its prow to feature the old metal "master of the ravenwing" winged hooded angel (a suitable D'sparil if ever I saw one) it did NOT look good and as such had to go. however I simply recreated the effect of this with a voss/zeus prow and a recast of the little d'sparil in p38 (minus its wings) and put that on the prow in place of the eaglehead:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/efe6/6w0smvlydc2yc6zzg.jpg)
further additons included comms relay stations on the dorsal (made of those aerial thingys from battle for maccragge set) and battlebarge engines for extra chunkyness. yes its just a gothic class in game but on the table it certainly has some gravitas. here it is next to the aggamemnon:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c09b/tbv44ztu3qz1ld3zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4835/3iy36xh695g5l58zg.jpg)
I added the red to denote its flagship status and simply because variety is nice!


(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0a6a/9xr39b3j2ick17wzg.jpg)
here is a new ship added to my rogue trader flotilla. the ardias. this zeus based endurance class has a p38 kar-dunaish prow that makes it fit in a treat with my previous kar dunaish conversion the kashmir.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6479/g6p0qcne9if75q3zg.jpg)
this niccassar dhow is also a part of that fleet. note the tau-installed railguns are picked out in yellow. yes even telekinetic space-bears are tolerated by my roguetrader!

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9eef/mwlcmc6a53p64yczg.jpg) the thunderchild. the astartes strike cruiser (blood angels livery)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/fe92/58ha82xe2a8monazg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/96e7/r4mn8uhpmhpglqrzg.jpg)
this blackship is also a rcommission of an old ship of mine the draconis (sadly destroyed in fleet-action against and old adversary of mine; henreticus the dark chaos lord aka crash commander) this conversion was an obvious attempt to blend aspects of the chaos, astartes and imperial cruisers together to create something that looked greater than the sum of its parts. others have claimed that I have simply stolen the idea from the chaos/imperial grand cruiser released bw gw some time ago but as I'm fond of reminding them, I made the core of this conversion back before those were even released! my later work was simply the new bridge and prow to denote its inquisitorial status. the ship works better thusly as the combination of imperial and chaotic parts give the ship a real  impression of menace. a dark ship of unknown origin, bristling with weaponry and a suggestion of possible divided loyalties...
this is also a great method of adding a mars class to whatever imperial fleet I choose to play with without having to worry about matching colourschemes! LOL

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7b46/bg9h1z2nyv79v0xzg.jpg)
a heavily mined asteroid field, heavily inspired by bfg rulebook art (chaos spikeysprue chains to the rescue!)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4789/k13gc31bb0ikrm7zg.jpg)
oh and here are some dirty old transports from the yellow-line trucking company coming into orbit  around a small planet.


(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4771/qpj1o5395u5p1f2zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9181/snzw1yc7lzjwa6vzg.jpg)
behold 'the scumnatus' a murder class nurgle cruiser and the first of my descent into chaos.
as you can see its rather heavily converted with a battleship bridge, horned prow and added filth rot and decay modeled on. a suitable filthy colourscheme of greeny browns and lots of weathering including drill damage to create a woodworm/decay effect, flock, varnishes and copious washes to create the look I was going for.
I hoped this would satisfy the great unclean one and that I could recant from such heresy and return to the imperium before I started to rot away...
but I immediately craved more. and more of a design challenge too.
I fancied a daemonship conversion coming on. it needed to look nasty. like it was made of flesh, bone, steel, corruption and death. I chose a styx class as the base as the one I had got hold of had been constructed wrong with missmatched launch bay configuration, making it look all wonky and lopsided. perfect for a filthy child of nurgles touch...
let the conversion begin:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/addb/2dy4cg7e9dkele4zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0688/ctewrgtd927z1evzg.jpg)
It features a lot of the same effects as the murder class above but also includes tentacles and bits from a carnifex. and also the ribcage and spinal parts from and old undead horse. the idea behind this was not to show a ship with deamon bits on it. I wanted this to show that this is the deamon inside the ship, bursting its way out of the very hull itself. the front end also has  an odd beak/spike ram made from a tyranid shoulder pad. this to me has created a great effect. it looks like an odd symbiosis of an undead carrion-corvid skull and also a lot like an old fashioned plague mask. both visions ideal for nurgle plague ships!
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1c42/42wfx8m8q2wl8vwzg.jpg)
heres the two together. I can just imagine hoards of fighters and dreadclaws swarming out of the styx class like bloated flies around a rotting carcass... lovely imigary eh?

and before I got labeled excommunicatus I had a thorough shower and got to work on this:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4937/c03jbq8dnedq7dizg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2d09/i16w47mvde7pjk2zg.jpg)
the lumos astra -  greyknights strikecruiser from admgr on shapeways. a very faithful 3dprint is it not?

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c66f/9fkewgc0ltu9rwrzg.jpg)
this was miliput on a plastic cat toy ball as a base and at an inch and a half (as opposed to the usual 2" that moons tend to be in bfg) It doesn't look too big against smaller planets either.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0860/fcdoefvrjhcidfbzg.jpg)
talking of planets I reworked a 3.5" wooden ball into a watery looking venus-esque sorta vibe world:
and here it is with some models:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/54ac/qvrbh6d5vc62dv6zg.jpg)
a good excuse to show off the helion escorts I had recently painted...

here is the dictator class cruiser that goes with them too, the benedict:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/fbc3/nccmkxyn8tm48bfzg.jpg)
You cant see it here but the engine decks (the bits that look like a huge air intake) are done in bronze with verdigris effect. maybe a better shot soon.

also part of that fleet is this:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1265/67ec9hw5ryi3v7kzg.jpg)
the sacred duty, a lunar class

then its time to bring out the big-boy!
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8ab3/yayg610fpmr09v2zg.jpg)
sorry if it appears sideways, mediafire is doing that for some reason...
a jupiter inspired green gas giant. this is pretty big, 8" actually, and as such is not wooden but is a plastic light fitting globe. here it is with one of my converted sword class frigates for an easier size comparison:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d657/842q5ug4wf7aldvzg.jpg)

this was fun. fyi sponges make great tools for the cloud (on the blue planet) and an 1/2" brush was used to make the rings on the gas giant...

here's a group/montage shot of my current main fleet project:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1955/8odomvh6wq9awirzg.jpg)

hope you enjoyed these. more soon(ish)
c and c welcome but please nothing to do with the quality (or lack of it) of the photography I'm aware I'm no photographer and have no intention of becoming so.

oh and for those in the wonder of who or what the hell a D'sparil is when its at home: http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/D'Sparil (http://doom.wikia.com/wiki/D'Sparil) yes I was (and still am) obsessed with doom heretic hexen quake and all things nineties fps! LOL

oh and those unclear on the references to p38: http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/fillers-preparation/davids-isopon-p38-easy-sand-250ml (http://www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/fillers-preparation/davids-isopon-p38-easy-sand-250ml)  great cheap alternative to most resins when casting from silicon molds... probably considered heresy by those who do proffesional casting I know but its just my preferred medium when it comes to casting...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Stormwind on October 03, 2016, 04:50:07 PM
An Epic post! Love the gas giant!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Grumbledook on October 03, 2016, 09:25:16 PM
Woah, that's quite the fleet...... or fleets! Very nicely painted - the Nurgle ships are suitably nasty. As for the photography I can't see any problems since their crisp, clear and show off your collection very well indeed.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on October 03, 2016, 10:11:50 PM
Oooh i love everything i see here !

But mainly the nurgel ships. Nicely converted, and not "too much nurglysh" as we frequently see. The ships still look as ships.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on October 09, 2016, 01:32:53 PM
many many thanks guys!

nice comments makes me want to share more!

so here's more of the latest:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b24c/ik5z22y1ew4ybc1zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4840/7frbzfrczj8dorczg.jpg)
known as 'Ex Libre Imperialis' a dictator class cruiser and a vital missing component to my ever growing fleet; a carrier...
as you can see she's based on a metal ad-mech cruiser with zeus prow and 'fittings'. As such it matches in a treat with both the classic stuff and the zeus gear too!
I went for a grey prow this time as its obviously a fair compromise between white and black and its a bit different to the others... gives a nice no-frills standard naval issue look to it though...

Also I decided to make up a decent bearing compass template as I seemed not to own one...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/fceb/9cwl03m28aym87ozg.jpg)
 as you can see its made of steel, aluminium and copper. heavy but nice...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Gun_wun on October 09, 2016, 05:31:09 PM
You got the wow factor.  Nice collection, you make me want to build.  Thanks for enabling my addiction!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on October 09, 2016, 07:44:10 PM
Where is the like button?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on October 10, 2016, 03:23:14 PM
thanks again folks!
Title: small stuff!
Post by: osjclatchford on October 12, 2016, 05:56:35 PM
ok time for some little tiny yaddat-ships now!

first up some custom torpedo markers made of the old '95 gw slotta base (easier to cut down) and some aerials.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6211/5cp1lu3x95m894zzg.jpg)
I did two variants. one straight on the base and one on 'stalks'

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f648/p9d8pepu6kbmm88zg.jpg)
these custom made lightnings are based on the standard imperial fighter models with plasticard wings added and other alterations...

I got hold of some plastic (FUD) thunderhawks from grim-dark-bits on shapeways. quite expensive but the quality is great!

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/354c/zba42nhh5dzjz8hzg.jpg)
I started with two frames of the wee-ships in greyknights colours to match the 'lumos astra' strikecruiser I had done previously. however these are even bigger than the original fw casts (so are even more hideously out of scale) I feel they look a little cumbersome with even three on a base but they're done now so, so-be-it I guess...

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0878/h21mtdt6dxr4ytizg.jpg)
this is the first one I tried out on a single copper base in (yawn) ultramarine colours.

in the end I've elected to do the rest on the single stem bases as the are +/- the same size as the ordnance marker and this way I'll get more markers for my money. easier to paint this way too and look less clunky...

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8fdc/2mbk482yasl8tvvzg.jpg)
so these are the pair of blood angel thunderhawks to go with the 'thunderchild' astartes cruiser I own

and not wanting to leave my children of nurgle without attack craft I've done some for the styx class.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e594/ha8zp75zsd5gu3yzg.jpg)
some swithdeaths
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/52a0/bb9spefkbf4qi5hzg.jpg)
and as I don't own any doomfire's, I've done a couple of death-guard thunderhawks to fill the same role.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Stormwind on October 13, 2016, 12:05:24 AM
Looking good, man!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Gun_wun on October 13, 2016, 05:32:09 PM
You continue to inspire and entertain!  Please keep them coming!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Jehan-Reznor on October 26, 2016, 07:09:14 AM
Great stuff would like to know how you converted some ships, some parts look familiar others not so, purely for inspiration off course ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on October 26, 2016, 06:50:06 PM
Thanks but which ones are you referring to specifically? Always nice to inspire. And as a modeler I understand the desire to know the components to replicate the conversion.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Jehan-Reznor on October 27, 2016, 06:08:15 AM
Well how did you made the prows, or they from shapeways? the weapon bays weapons on the Ex Libre Imperialis looks like nothing i have seen before
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: horizon on October 27, 2016, 08:59:27 AM
Hey Jehan,

The Prow on the Ex-Libre is a Zeus Prow.
The Launch bay is from the Zeus weapon modules.
http://www.resinaddict.com/blog/2015/01/wip-zeus-weapons-modules/

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on October 28, 2016, 02:06:55 PM
indeed. as Horizon has said. mostly zeus stuff and the occasional shapeways component/ship. however this and details of my own casting/conversions and specific bitz listing is all listed in the text around the pics. I feel I've actualy been very thorough for those interested in replication of such conversions. however I guess I might have missed out a few bits here and there when I ported the posts over from the resin addict forums ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 06, 2016, 01:51:47 PM
I present to you, the Prejudice Exremis an armageddon class battlecruiser:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1302/zioadlct97t1rz3zg.jpg)
as you can see she uses one of AdmGR's 3d printed prows and to rather nice effect If I do say so myself.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bcc8/7x6m2qw79ow5kblzg.jpg)
I kept the rest of the weapons loadout as 'out-of-the-box' as I could to keep the standard issue look as much as I could.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0126/228vmdd0mdj3g0vzg.jpg)
here is the back as I often forget to take an 'ass-end' shot of the engines so here it is.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a2b4/xn8jhdwo9t4w191zg.jpg)
also, I made sure I kept the extra lavishes and detail to a minimum to again reinforce the standard-issue/no nonsense look of this ship. looking at this shot its like it burst its way straight out of pages of the armada rulebook itself!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Ragsta on November 09, 2016, 01:22:57 PM

Very nice ships indeed, and nice to see the use of Chaos and other parts to customise the Imperials in particular. Gives a rather 'current' vibe to them, as if they're some of the more modern cruisers the Navy has available. Well, as modern as millennia old hulls get I suppose! Thank you fo rsharing.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 09, 2016, 03:23:49 PM
many thanks ragsta. glad to see that this 'modern' design aspect comes across properly.
it fits into battlegroup-armageddon much better than the overly baroque styles of the ships of the gothic sector.
I'm always glad to share. in fact now I found this forum I'm pretty sure I'll be sharing a lot more... ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: MaWo79 on November 15, 2016, 06:46:59 PM
Nice works. I especially like yellowish/brownish colors of your fleet. May I ask how you painted them and which colors you used?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 16, 2016, 08:19:11 AM
Always chaos black undercoat then.

Basecoat Snakebite leather. Devlan mud wash. Dry brush snakebite leather. Very light Dry brush desert yellow.

Or for you new kids. Basecoat Xv88. 70/30 agraxearthshade/nuln oil wash. Dry brush xv88. Very light Dry brush zandri dust.

Plus details like black, white and metals. All domes are tamiya high gloss varnish over black. ( Or over green or red for port or starboard lights)

Simple
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on January 08, 2017, 02:00:27 PM
nurgle reinforcements are in:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/352d/m6y6m12of6341k3zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/05f4/58szqvg4p1mstjnzg.jpg)
the 'foetid claw' escort squadron.
some simple conversion on these. I have never really liked the look of the chaos escort vessels much. aside from the iconoclast that is. the others just seem a little odd looking. I know this is a purposeful design choice to show that the vessels are based on hybrid human/xeno technological elements and the disparate and 'spikey' forms are very obviously chaotic.
however I like my escorts to be more or less baby versions of the cruisers in essence. as such my chaos escorts feature a more streamlined aesthetic (using parts from the imperial sword escorts and my trademark domes) that ditches the excessively spikey bits and points it all forward, giving a greater sense of forward momentum.

also here are my prototypes for a nurgle specific 'blight' torpedo.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/66da/e3uc7891wyf0ea1zg.jpg)
in rules terms either a boarding or regular torpedo but, in truth, simply an excuse to create a torpedo that looks like ginormous maggot with an engine grown out of its posterior that rides across the void to chow-down on imperial-lackey ships...
yes... Rank.
(made from the engine vents off a Valkyrie with bits from imperial aerials as engines)

and before the foetidity of the chaotic forces soil my eyes and or brain any further, I've gone for a  gentler kind of heresy, here is the latest addition to my rogue trader flotilla:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/6f59/42dhz3qs6ajr2ojzg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3759/rn7ioikj7dj330pzg.jpg)
the tau are coming to tea...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on January 08, 2017, 08:44:05 PM
Love what you did with those Traitor ships! Paint job on that Tau ship is also pretty sweet!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on January 16, 2017, 04:25:35 PM
Thanks Malika!

the escorts are quite different, but as I envisaged them, so all turned out ok I suppose
The tau turned out better than I hoped. I'd never do another one mind, its just so far from my usual colours/style of painting that I'm used to but is good to stretch yourself occasionally so as not to get stuck in the comfort zone of painting. I think this can lead to complacency and slap-dashidness otherwise...

talking of which, LOL:

final parts of the nurgle fleet (for the foreseeable future anyhow)

the 'filth incarnate' A slaughter class cruiser.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/914d/f56abxjxaxk6x6xzg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ad84/nlf6y1297cx7c2yzg.jpg)
for this conversion I decided to redesign the bridge (thanks to an old chaos battleship bridge) to be much more forward to suggest at the speed of the vessel. she is the fastest cruiser in the chaos fleet after-all! the nurgleisation has been kept to a minimum to again further emphasize the speed factor. stripped down and slick.
I used imperial turrets and aerials for a slimline look too.
however I could not resist a bit of scumming-up, namely the greenstuff guts hanging out of the port side midships and the spines thrusting their way out of the stern-side hull. (I shaved these off of the chaos vehicle spikey sprue spike-plate) also I did a lot of drilling to do the old maggot/woodworm-eaten look I did before, especially on the courtyard just rear of the bridge (keeping most of the holes in the triple circle nurgle symbol where possible) and a little greenstuff 'pustule' triplet (a nurgle design staple if ever there was one) on the starboard 'socket' just behind the prow.

the next up is a second murder class. having at least a pair of these gunboats is an essential in a chaos fleet if you expect to achieve any sort of victory. the slaughter is the cheetah of your fleet, that's a given but these are your workhorses without a doubt. stick a carrier like despoiler or a styx in the back with an escort of idolaters, and sling in a few iconoclasts and infidels and you've got yourself a good working fleet.
still, I digress. here is the 'most unclean'
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5c22/tgsg4z8st1v6lwazg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bc20/amfa7adqyd0mz7dzg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/38c6/m53lg7b5154hrr0zg.jpg)
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/33a7/h9mf7c23lbahri6zg.jpg)
this conversion was actually something I've wanted to do for a LONG time. as you can see it features another pair of horns like the previous murder class, this time taken from the tyranid warrior shoulderpad (the same component used on the styx's nose) I 'broke' one for a more lopsided look that nurgle is famous for. also, It cant have escaped your notice, the enormous great unclean one riding the ship from behind the bridge! (the bridge is from a chaos escort) this is actually a lone nurgling from the boxed set. I just loved the idea of a greater daemon riding the vessel out of the warp and this image harks back to the very early days of 40k (a similar image is in and old rulebook I believe, there's a challenge for you: go though your old rulebooks and see if you can find it!)
I used the small bridge to not over-shadow the daemon. as crazy as this seems I feel it works as a parody of the winged angels and eagle tributes to their corpse-god that the imperial lackeys like to smother their ships in.
I just love the way he is spewing up nasty nurgle-filth to spread all over the very hull of the ship itself...
I tried something new too, agrellan-earth to create a crusty splitting texure to the hull. it did get a bit lost in the basecoat but soon reappeared after the wash/shade coat, and to good effect if I do say so myself...
the success of this, plus the particularly overt appearance of having a greater daemon sitting on the hull made me leave the chaosisation to a minimum. this time, apart from the horns, I simply added a chaos star with added nurgle symbol to the starboard stern. simple but effective imho...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4000/brc542dkokgge2wzg.jpg)
here are the two together.

sorry for the less than perfect pics, the light is horrible today...

more imperial stuff next!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on January 18, 2017, 07:41:12 AM
Nothing to worry about the pics mate. The ships look great and I'm digging the converted bridges. The chaos escorts look so much better without their bridges.... I'm gonna have to do that on mine when I get around to doing my Chaos fleet.

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on January 23, 2017, 04:59:21 PM
Nothing to worry about the pics mate. The ships look great and I'm digging the converted bridges. The chaos escorts look so much better without their bridges.... I'm gonna have to do that on mine when I get around to doing my Chaos fleet.

thanks lord B! looking at this screen the pics are actually better than I thought they were on the laptop.
also looking forward to this future chaos fleet of yours... I'm curious now, will they be the patrons of a particular dark god or chaos undivided?

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on January 23, 2017, 11:24:20 PM
In all honesty mate, I haven't thought that far ahead. I'll probably do 1000pts of 'Undecided' as the core and then a 250pt mini fleet for each of the 4 Gods for a bit of Variety.

I don't even have any Chaos models yet so I'll have to trawl ebay (or China) for bitz n ships. Chaos Ships don't seem to go for too much on ebay anyway. *sigh* Dammit.......... now I'm gonna go off and write a fleet list.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Jehan-Reznor on January 26, 2017, 05:14:56 AM
Like the great one sitting on the back
Title: some WIP
Post by: osjclatchford on February 27, 2017, 12:34:45 PM
ok its been an age since I posted anything, so I figured I'd go all wip on you and share the goods before they get a hit of chaos black and the real fun begins.

recently, a friend gave me his huge collection of imperial and chaos bfg gear.
so I'm exceedingly pleased to announce that my voss fleet will at last be getting some serious firepower in the form of this retribution class battleship; the 'Righteous Infliction'
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9105/k8gs9c8m532vw5vzg.jpg)
in actuality, I've had this on the shelf for ages now but have been too tied up with my imperial guard 40k stuff to do bfg at the minute.

and also this overlord (my favourite class of battlecruiser), the 'Ultimus Umbra'
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4e21/nlrrtz3zt794aaezg.jpg)
obviously based on the blackship kit with an alternative voss prow

please ignore the old grey paint scheme on these... all will be in the appropriate fleet colours of battlegroup Devastatus soon...

and finally the deathwatch hit the stars:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/768d/eb4d5pc1sk2vecdzg.jpg)
this all came about because the first print of admGR's grey knights cruiser sent by shapeways looked like it had been held over a candle all down the port side. having informed them of such a failure, they promptly sent a replacement free of charge. so this damaged strike cruiser plus the strike cruiser conversion kit and some zeus weapon batteries and this is the result...

enjoy!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on February 27, 2017, 09:06:45 PM
Niiiice ! A picture of the complete fleet soon ?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on March 01, 2017, 07:36:00 AM
Great stuff. Where did you get the Resin parts from?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on March 01, 2017, 07:40:31 PM
Thanks... Lord b, the resin parts are the talented Zac Soden's creations...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on March 01, 2017, 08:39:34 PM
Is it for general sale? If so, link please :D
Title: BFG DEATHWATCH!
Post by: osjclatchford on March 05, 2017, 03:54:17 PM
The Deathwatch hit the stars!

the 'Daedalus'
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/4c3b/lxf3o3sox0s9l3jzg.jpg)
an Ordo Xenos inquisitoral strike cruiser filled with black powerarmour clad space marines with high tech bolters  and bad attitudes ;)

as seen in wip shots this cruiser uses several other bitz to alter its shape. I feel it really encapsulates the personality I was going for. high-tech but brutal, as space-marines should be.
Especially the inquisition, who have access to the very newest of the cutting edge tech available to the Imperium...

here is a shot of the two Inquisitorial strike cruisers together:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b025/vl5a0bowdv66jwizg.jpg)
the right and left hand of the inquisition, rarely seen together except in extremely dire circumstances... someone gonna get purged...




some dw thunderhawks soon...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on March 05, 2017, 05:37:15 PM
Looking really nice mate. The Grey Knights one looks like a 3 print? What parts did you use for the Death Watch cruiser?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on March 05, 2017, 07:22:26 PM
Thanks lord b.
They are both 3d prints by admgr on shapeways. The difference is the dw one is altered with a resin conversion kit...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on March 06, 2017, 07:04:55 AM
You and your resin bitz!!! I'll take a look at those Shapeways parts :)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on March 06, 2017, 01:43:54 PM
 ;D

as promised:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2d90/4ux8dyjyvvavgylzg.jpg)
deathwatch thunderhawks...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: schoon on March 16, 2017, 08:38:36 AM
Really great work throughout this thread. Very nice conversions!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on March 17, 2017, 09:41:14 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Easy e on March 22, 2017, 02:35:39 PM
Great thread!  Keep the good stuff coming!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 08, 2017, 04:01:10 PM
here is the overlord class: 'Ultimus Umbra' in full paint!
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8581/lk93hups04n7aca6g.jpg)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/21e6/7i2btd0jqsej07r6g.jpg)
quite please with its beefyness in the end. looks kinda huge actually! almost as big as a battleship.
talking of which...more soon! ;)

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 08, 2017, 10:44:04 PM
Looking really good. What colour do you use for your ships? Do you use a spray? Airbrush?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 09, 2017, 07:24:49 AM
Airbrush! Emperor no, i cant afford one of those. Let alone the skill it requires. That's the best comment I've ever got though!  ;D Never used one truth be told. Well not model sized anyhow. Only industrial sized.
No. I simply chaos black spray. Xv88 base. Wash devlan mud. Xv88 drybrush. Xv88/desert yellow drybrush. Then details etc... Simple really.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 09, 2017, 10:40:34 PM
Simple but effective!!!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Stormwind on May 10, 2017, 04:57:16 PM
If you are furious enough and use enough layers of it, drybrushing can really look like a good airbrushing! =D
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 10, 2017, 06:39:14 PM
indeed. but the best thing is choosing the right colours for the job. many people neglect drybrushing the same colour as the basecoat over a washed finish. instead opting for the next colour up in the process. layering, as you say. basecoat colour. wash. drybrush same as basecoat. then keep lightening the basecoat and be less and less vigourous as you work your way lighter. it works well in the end but especially on browns and other muted warm colours like dark red or orange... its all in the wash really... devlan mud has been extinct for some time now but for emperors sake dont just substitute with agrax. it wont work. you need to use an alternative.
vaaish suggests Army Painter Strong tones. he says its a dead ringer. as yet I've not used this but vaaish is a steely-eyed seasoned painting veteran you can take what he says to the bank as far as I'm concerned. ;D
at present I'm using  one of the new agrax earthshade tubs (the larger ones: 24ml) and add in: 2.5ml of nuln oil.
(flat not shiny!!!)
its not 100% devlan mud buts its as close as I could get it. and it looks ok on what I'm doing for now. will invest in that armypainter stuff when this runs out... 
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 15, 2017, 05:16:09 PM
the Righteous Infliction is here... (these pics are bit poor quality. taken indoors as its raining. I'll get better pics soon. once the sun comes out again!)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2d89/ydsmb525s5r8mnn6g.jpg)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8b49/mizba6oipb1auqe6g.jpg)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d138/fy8r36uw2mncob56g.jpg)
yep a voss retribution class...

yes I know she has a nova cannon not torpedoes but I field her as such and swap out torpedoes for nova at no extra cost and why not eh?  its more than a fair trade for the opponent. strength six torpedoes swapped out for a single novacannon..?

I had been after one of these voss battleships for what seemed like forever and a friend of mine ditched his entire collection and donated this (and many more) ships to me.
I couldn't believe my luck, I had coveted this ship  since he bought it! and back then funds were even worse than they are for me now! so I knew i never had a chance to own one.
anyway, bit of stripping of paint and some re-jigging here and there the Righteous Infliction was re-born*

why not simply do an apocalypse class? well to be honest; style. pure and simple. not to blow my own trumpet, but this conversion has everything I have ever loved about bfg stylistically; massed weapon batteries, arches, buttresses, voss prow, church for a bridge section, eagles, golden winged angel, chunky-assed-engines with horizontal protection plates and the ability to purge a planet from orbit with a single broadside volley!  To be honest battleships aren't really my style but the retribution is faster, gunnier and blunter in tactics than all the other battleship classes. to my eyes its pretty much an over-amped overlord class isn't it? :D

classifications aside this ship is the perfect centrepeice to my ever growing armageddon sector battlefleet and was a fun conversion and painting challenge.

that being said, conversion was bare minimum. its pretty simple, for those not in the know the weapons batteries are helian and the bridge is off of the planet killer. but, who am I kidding, you knew all that already didn't you... ;)

*I say re-born as my first retribution class had the same name and was in gothic colours. in my fluff, the Righteous Infliction suffered terrible damage after fleet engagement with the dark chaos lord henreticus (the same buddy who donated his fleet(s) to my cause ;) ) after limping her way to the Armageddon sector she was re fitted with reclaimed weapon systems and a new voss prow. hence the nova cannon...
what a fine excuse not to convert that voss prow eh?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on May 15, 2017, 05:41:41 PM
Great use of bits, the ship really looks very beefy, just uber majestic!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 15, 2017, 11:18:07 PM
Looks fantastic mate. The bridge works wonderfully.

The mechanicum retribution can take a Nova Cannon for +10pts I think. Seems like you should just use that as a guide ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Captain-Matthais on May 16, 2017, 08:39:59 AM
A very nice and simple conversion. sometimes the simple ones are the best  :)
I replaced the prow eagles head with a wolf head from the space wolves thunder hammer to the Wolf of Centralia which is my flagship for the Cantrallian system defence fleet  ;D
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 16, 2017, 05:25:04 PM
Pic of that please? ;D
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Captain-Matthais on May 16, 2017, 07:12:51 PM
Rightio, I shall be able to get one up tomorrow providing I have it saved to the laptop.  Other wise it could be a while until I'm back home...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Captain-Matthais on May 17, 2017, 05:27:38 PM
As promised, the Wolf of Centralia...  ;)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wUSw8THsYwc/WRw6CXSe1oI/AAAAAAAABGg/Vt-QKI8oyaUtxzspcbLUdVWNVtLPOzw4wCLcB/s640/IMG_20170218_102722.jpg)
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-r2T0ykYPnv4/WRw6hWu9ZeI/AAAAAAAABGo/_VHUbCP8XhcXYvHdqV6PR_EhymLey0x3wCLcB/s640/IMG_20170218_102754.jpg)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 17, 2017, 05:44:11 PM
No offence but the wolf head is a little crooked. Should be pointed down a little more... Nice idea though. Have used the  old marneus calgar backpack eagle before but overlooked the space wolf one...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on May 17, 2017, 05:49:11 PM
I'd replace the back mounted eagle with a wolf like icon as well!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Captain-Matthais on May 18, 2017, 07:16:42 AM
No offence but the wolf head is a little crooked. Should be pointed down a little more... Nice idea though. Have used the  old marneus calgar backpack eagle before but overlooked the space wolf one...

To be honest it is the photo, It was one of the things I focused on when placing it was that it level both horizontally and in line with the rest if the ships form from above.

I never thought about the rear eagle haha. May be time for me to find something suitable... dives in bits box...
Title: WIP! systemship sized fuel transport conversion
Post by: osjclatchford on June 12, 2017, 12:26:11 PM
ok, Malika actually asked for a wip shot of the other one of these I made ages ago but at the time I did not have one.
 I just decided to make a new one for my merchant/transport fleet; 'Yellowline trucking',  as such I have a wip to show you...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/fb20/o6b13mr18n8bj806g.jpg)

so to break it down. its a meltabomb. bit of sprue as the prow (dome is a blob of tacky glue) plasticard fin with the lugs off of an imperial tank track as engines and a cut down aerial as the main engine/bridge. copper roofing nail as base.
easy parts to get hold of and as such easy to replicate, so have fun making bubba fuel transports!
it works pretty good as a system-ship sized fuel transport as far as I can see...

*EDIT*
did a couple more and took a shot:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5505/7e96mbdow4t5z6t6g.jpg)
see if you can recognize all the bitz!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on June 13, 2017, 06:38:43 AM
Oooh, those are awesome! What are the dimensions more or less of these? I'm pondering about making a sprue of system ships, but don't really know what size they should be.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 13, 2017, 08:59:04 AM
Thanks. As for scale. The front one is a meltabomb so I'd say 15 to 20 mm is about right... That's more or less the sizes of the gw ones that came with the metal defence monitor model...
Title: Lets go space truckin'!
Post by: osjclatchford on June 13, 2017, 04:06:56 PM
https://youtu.be/hHOrpFeXUao

transportation is a precise business

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e331/kn49pcvz98ztk316g.jpg)
'tis the 'yellow Snork' part of the yellowline trucking company of transports I have.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/89c0/sniao38dhwmmxdd6g.jpg)
here they are all together...


(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2f76/no15hybmd5z4rjo6g.jpg)
although owned by Jago Kane, founder and operator of yellowline trucks, this high conveyor class transport barge is mostly run and crewed by the miner's guild, mining asteroids and dead planets for minerals and gasses via the extensive launchbays filled with ore-transport and drilling craft.
as the flagship of yellowline, kane himself commands the yellow snork to make sure no underhanded sneakiness or back-alley dealing goes on that's not his own...
proof of the dangerous nature of this work is evident by the small moon that has accidentally been dragged out of orbit by the extensive mass of this vessel and has embedded itself into the port side. now mined and integrated into the very ships systems.


I took two other shots to show other angles but the colour ended up less yellow and the prow less white and more grey for some reason... not enough light I'd say...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8f63/811m5e96g3ikcte6g.jpg)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1166/w71a3o0bviyrter6g.jpg)

for those not in the know this is a conversion of the incredibly talented LordBorak's High conveyor transport barge model. the conversion involves the rather obvious addition of the moon (miliput) and the wings are from an imperial cruiser. there are a triplet of helian laser lances added to the prow and the launchbays are also helian, made by mangozac.

this is the merchant fleet where my system ships I made in the previous post will end up...

I intend to do a second of these but I'm stuck on colourscheme... was thinking of light-grey/dirty white or something all together different... ideas?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on June 13, 2017, 04:47:02 PM
Oh wow...that ship is pretty mind blowing!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 13, 2017, 05:20:15 PM
damn straight it is. and that's all down to the talented hard work of lordborak. his design and implementation of the high conveyor is a clear labour of love.
for those not in the know see here:
http://www.forum.specialist-arms.com/index.php?topic=8366.msg73873#msg73873
it just deserved a good enough paintjob so I went all out on this. still feel it could have been a bit better but so be it I guess.
I just love how it looks like it fell straight out of a gw bfg catalogue. if you read the armada rulebook there's a bit referring to transports scaling from escort sized up to cruiser sized behemoths. THIS is what I pictured back then. not the cheapo stretched-limo transport cop-outs that fw delivered (yeah I bought a fuel one but I only used one section ;)).
seriously can't say enough good things about this model. I just love it!

go get one!

so what say you on the colour of other one I'm doing?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on June 13, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
The colours really make it look industrial, the whole truckers in space feel you were going for basically! Kick ass stuff!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on June 13, 2017, 11:18:18 PM
That looks SO much better than mine it's annoying/depressing.  It's also very similar to the colour scheme I was doing on one of mine so I might have to do a few last minute changes to mine. 

I feel a bit embarrassed getting that much praise. Thanks though :D

What are the plans for the other one?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on June 14, 2017, 12:43:25 AM
Nice !!

I love his faty and used aspect. Very industrial look. Good work !
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 14, 2017, 10:58:51 AM
Thanks guys. Industrial / 70's sci fi is the look I was going for. The colouscheme is clearly based off of JCB/dewalt/catipillar industrial tools and machinery. Hence the steel chips and rust/grease/soot.

@lordb, I'm sure your ship is just as good as this. I've seen your painting in your thread. Not ashamed to say I feel it's often better than mine. Are you sure you've just not been looking at it too long and gone into over critical mode? I do that a lot.

As for my next one. Seriously guys I need help on a colour scheme! Was thinking dirty industrial Grey's or filthy white van effect.  Other suggestions very welcome...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on June 14, 2017, 12:00:53 PM
Filthy white or light grey with red/orange markings would be awesome. Akin to this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BScrl9Aj7F3/
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on June 14, 2017, 10:49:54 PM
What ever you do, don't do green and white :P

Dark Grey with Gold and white always works but what about deep red and black for Mechanicum/Administratum?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 15, 2017, 07:59:41 AM
Lols... Sure I'll leave gothic to you. To be honest I'm all red and black ed out after doing that dw strike cruiser. Black is a bit of an in joke with me and the missus. In the past I did an awfully large amount of black minis. Deathwatch, fallen angels, guard, then when I did my inquisition Blackship she was like, 'oh what a surprise, its black!' Well obviously a Blackship had to be black but I think I got what she was saying... As such I've tried to to strecth myself and move away from monochrome where I can and I've still not quite embraced colour fully. At lot of my guard is particularly dark in tone but I suppose that's a style. Anyway I digress. I got to say that red is off the table. If I did it red i would always feel that the one with the moon in should have been red if you know what I mean... Orange is tempting but again it feels like another copout... Why is this so tricky?

right now the idea of the dark grey is feeling tempting because its so easy to make it look good. but good aint great is it?
the whole dirty white is actually quite a challenge as I've actually always struggled with painting white to be honest. just look at that small white transport and see what I mean. I mean yeah I got away with it on that one but a high conveyor is a very large area that leaves very little room for error...  the whole orange stripe thing sounds fun. and orange goes well with industrial grey its true. I can picture a stripe like how vaaish did on those voss cruisers he did for zac.(http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108/mangozac/BFGothic/Zeus%20Light%20Cruiser/Final%20Pics/zeus-painted.jpg)
 I'd love to know how he got such a straight line on such a textured surface of a bfg model. masking fluid? or airbrush trickery? or perhaps its just that he's a steely-eyed painting veteran that makes everyone else look like an amateur by comparison?
I think I need to go away and practice some technical stuff and re approach this after. don't want to funt it up on a rush job now do I?

thanks for the suggestions guys.
Title: just keep on truckin'...
Post by: osjclatchford on June 15, 2017, 08:04:41 PM
yeah I'm done with these now too.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9055/yp6fujfsi2k1ibf6g.jpg)
the system-ship sized transports.
I've shown these three scratch-builds with my yellow transport escort and one of the gw system ships (back two) so that people (malika  ;)) can tell the scale a little better.

at first I had them simply yellow/white and dirty but the one directly under the transport escort looked a little shite so I added steel damage and a bit o' rust effect and it looked so much better. I then felt I had to add a bit of this to the others too. gotta say that after that I'm real happy with the result. obviously they look better in the flesh as the gleaming metal catches the light better than a single frame shot shows but I'm sure you can use your imagination on that a bit and just take my word for it I guess...

more soon I hope...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on July 31, 2017, 01:08:14 PM
ok been a while but I have been working on stuff:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f0ba/d5pc7qp7njel0766g.jpg)
finally got this squadron of corvettes done for my voss fleet,
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f220/842k4d1b04m02136g.jpg)
the 'Asp' a dauntless class,
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0c9e/t4qaug56z4acmxv6g.jpg)
'Imperious Patronus' a sister ship to the 'Ex Libre Imperialis' ( simply an excuse to include a tyrant class as I'd not yet done one and I did the prow to match the  dictator I did as they work well together in game.) good god this is a bad photo... :-[
and finally this loony lunar class conversion:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7960/2six56pc64j47796g.jpg)
the 'Indominus Aster'

that's not all I've been up to though.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e666/vamo1hwwaciigkp6g.jpg)
the yellowline trucks have a fuel transport added to the roster.

and I did this transport green, simply for a change from yellow and white!
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/804b/6r7wkak8r7uf6wd6g.jpg)




Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on July 31, 2017, 09:50:43 PM
I especially love that one. A good cargo look.

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e666/vamo1hwwaciigkp6g.jpg)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Chios on August 02, 2017, 04:25:48 PM
Your Yellow-white ships are just awesome!
The green one looks awfully flat in comparison, but since that never was the case with your other ships I guess it's just because of the camera lighting?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 02, 2017, 05:20:52 PM
Your Yellow-white ships are just awesome!
The green one looks awfully flat in comparison, but since that never was the case with your other ships I guess it's just because of the camera lighting?

Thanks. Yeah I'm gonna say yes it's the camera's fault! But in truth it is a bit flat in reality. ( Tis bad lighting though) Twas an experimental colouscheme that I discarded immediately after completion. But thought I'd share to see what response bit got. Now I know I was right to discard any possible follow up on this colourscheme... ;D
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on August 05, 2017, 10:36:20 AM
Loving the Corvettes. Where did you get the prows from? R.A again? The Lunar class...... I actually really like it. Where's the front section of the ship from?

The colours, as usual, are fantastic.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 05, 2017, 02:13:54 PM
Thanks lordb

Yeah it's resin addict again. More leftovers from the bits I bought from zac last year. I made all my Zeus frigates with prows cut off of firestorm frigates. I then noticed that the Zeus Voss prows when fitted to what remained of the firestorms made a nice stubby looking escort vessel. I dub them 'raven' class Corvettes... In actual fact the front one (that's the only one in focus I might add) is actually based on a sword class I got hold of that the previous owner had mutilated the prow on it.

Now the lunar class... It's a plastic Imperial cruiser with a shapeways light cruiser ( by admgr ) front half and engines and the plates put where the cruiser wings go. Unfortunately the shapeways cruiser was printed in wsf not fud so it looks actually pretty damn awful in texture... I added a new prow eagle from the ravenwing set and wings from an ig tank Aquila and a spike from the chaos spikey sprue. The bridge is a bizarre mix of Imperial and chaos parts. the ship also features lots of additional aerials domes and bits too. The pic is small because I felt it looked so damn bad up close lol!  Will pay me to be more attentive when ordering to make sure I tick the correct box next time...

That's the last time I order stuff after a few whiskeys...
Up side is it cost a lot less this way.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 06, 2017, 11:02:54 AM
more fuel transports for yellowline...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a8a5/g2dm77qdcoznvc06g.jpg)
because the imperium simply won't run without promethium...
kane also decided that the growing merchant fleet could use a little fire support and so has reluctantly forked out for some ex-navy bombers and fighters, crewed by ex-servicemen turned private contractors, these spend most of their time in the ample launch bays of the 'yellow snork' high conveyor.  although kinda outdated compared to most imperial vessels the veteran pilots more than make up for this with their high skill and the motivation of a good wage...

the double fueller is simply a conversion based around cutting the prow off of one and the ass-end of another and then whacking the two together! This then left me with a spare prow and engine section.
Now, I had previously bought a pair of the fw tankers (over a decade ago now :o). one of them was constructed with a single tank (grey colourscheme) and t'other was converted with launch bays to be an escort carrier (in my armageddon fleet). this had left me with three fw fuel-pod sections.

so I simply glued it all together as a super heavy tanker.

now I know that I previously stated that I strongly disliked the 'stretched' fw transporters but in hindsight I think It's because with just two sections it looked a little odd, proportion wise. I feel the resin addict one works fine doubled up like this because the fuel-pods are simply more slimline and integral looking. In comparison the fw ones are obviously much chunkier and cumbersome. but with three tanks the oversized chunkiness just seems more proportionate now... or perhaps its just me.  ::)

got to say though the fw casting is piss-poor for the price you pay (But then I've always found that with fw resin) but I resolved this with some nice weathering and scumming up...

enjoy! more soon? maybe

was thinking that Jago ought to consider purchasing a decommissioned warship to support this ever growing trucking concern of his... at this rate he's soon to make the leap from trucking firm ceo to rogue trader... but with his typically imperial xenophobia i'd doubt that that would ever happen...
Title: modelling explosions for bfg blast markers
Post by: osjclatchford on August 07, 2017, 02:49:04 PM
explosivo:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/dcba/k1e2s8mufw8wh846g.jpg)

as you can see this is an attempt at modelling a realistic (ish) explosion for use as a blast marker in games of bfg.
its simply constructed from a copper base with clumps of 'course turf' from the woodlands scenic range superglued together into an appropriate explosion/debris cloud shape. next its painted with a pva glaze (I used watered down hobbycraft tacky glue as it has a real tough finish when dry and tends to dry real quick). once dry its painted with a chaos black spray (best way to get the base) then baint the cloud white. followed by yellow, orange, red then black (overbrushing each layer away from the 'epicentre' of the explosion). the black being more prominently used on the 'branches' of the debris cloud.
simple but effective? I don't know. I want to post it here to let you guys pass some judgement on it.
I think I've been looking at it too long now and it just looks a bit of a mess to me.
Personally, I think it's certainly a bit better than these by okb14: (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/50/39/03/503903224037c15e647e8e59131afc84--game-tables-warhammer-k.jpg)
which, although truer in style to the actual card templates look an awful lot more like sea urchins or tropical catachan cacti than an explosion... but that's just me...

it obviously looks better in context:

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/b0b9/j0aa3571ysdhqds6g.jpg)
BOOM! Imperial and Eldar forces clash in a mined asteroid

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/06c6/5djatuqagnaehi86g.jpg)
POW! a second volley of  torpedoes thunder into the already crippled murder class

At present I have but one of these as I' still not 100% on whether or not to continue pursuing it (seeing as I generally only model not game you could say I'ts entirely pointless but its a bit of whimsy and kinda completes my 'card into models' journey I have been on since I first got into bfg)
Anyhow I'm not sure of a better way to make these and it certainly has been a challenge. I have made several attempts at this in one way or another over the years but this is the best I've managed so far, certainly the only one good enough that I'd share LOL...

but what say you?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Stormwind on August 07, 2017, 06:20:32 PM
Really nice work.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on August 08, 2017, 05:08:37 PM
Awesome work!
Title: nova-cannon template!
Post by: osjclatchford on August 09, 2017, 03:51:35 PM
well thanks guys! the kind and supportive responses have put my paranoia in check so I guess I'll stick to this design for now! (but I do have another in mind with a pretty unstable medium in mind, more of that later..?)
in fact I made a few more of the blast markers but I shan't bother to take a picture as they're all much of a muchness. if you've seen one debris cloud done like this you've seen the rest really... I've kept them consistent colour/form wise, not much difference in them except for the randomness of the shapes...

BUT! I had an idea for a nova cannon template:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bea3/hl9vkv1x218opzf6g.jpg)

inspired by the pressed-tin 40k vortex grenade templates (or those realm of magic ones for whf that I use as planets) this is made of the lid from the sainsbury's mens antiperspirant. (classy I know...) Its a handily sized 5cm accross, simply cut down to be more of a perfect half dome,  added 1cm hole in the top and decoupaged with watered tacky glue and standard grade toilet tissue.* with a few creases and swirls deliberately left in for texture. simple paint of white, and dapple on yellow, orange, red and then black with a sponge (working out from the centre) and its job done.

yes I know , in game, I could simply use the bearing compass I made (and probably still would do) but again, this was a hobby challenge and I wanted to see if I could make something more visually dynamic. I think I succeeded... but, again,  I'll leave judgement up to you...

*note
I originally attempted to cover this with the clump coarse turf, as to match the blast markers, but it ended up a disastrous result. this, I feel looks visually fitting for an awesome sized explosion that rends the very fabric of space, yet somewhat practical in terms of potential gaming use...

the picture is a bit crappy and is not doing it the best justice but its raining here so this was taken on the window sill. when the weather improves here I'll endeavour to get a better shot with some ships and the other markers (because that was fun last time!) Hell, I might even completely re do this again before then!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on August 09, 2017, 10:29:17 PM
I love your explosions ! And you nova cannon impact is great too.
Title: nova cannon template MkII
Post by: osjclatchford on August 10, 2017, 08:21:09 PM
thanks!

to be honest I've just had a look at the template this evening and its terrible!
as such I've gone and got another lid and started from scratch, this time with just the sponge colourscheme and none of that horrid texturising that made it look a bit like a schoolkid's science project!

v2.0:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7009/ydlp8updn1g3b1p6g.jpg)
looks much more professional now if I'm honest and as promised, here's an action shot with the blast markers and ships for a greater sense of colour/scale:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/67cd/q6wp6a366bjb0ht6g.jpg)
KABOOM! the mars class looses patience with the stalemate of trading blows with the murder class and unleashes the power of its prow-mounted novacannon...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 12, 2017, 04:38:59 PM
the light and weather is ok today so I've gone all snap-happy!

some stuff you've probably all seen afore, some new, both looking much more presentable!

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d756/rjmnkjmh29094016g.jpg)
some fuel transports of 'Ace' trucking Co. arch rival of Jago Kane...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3e77/l8ctvu8nu63o5d16g.jpg)
'Excelsior' endeavour class light cruiser, with carrier escort (admgr 3d-print for the cruiser and conversion of the fw heavy transport for the escort)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0e74/rf9u2ltzlxm3nzo6g.jpg)
'Indominus Aster' lunar class... rediculous name for a rediculous conversion (such a shame about that wsf texture...)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/455d/aaza5ayvj7hh08w6g.jpg)
'imperious Patronus' tyrant class
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ffbf/fqfiyd6j4f2rmql6g.jpg)
endeavours, 'roys revenge' and 'Invictus' (ad-mech conversion with zeus prow and a full zeus)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8de3/7bd1xt6afuxn6co6g.jpg)
Falchions. another shapeways print...

stations and such:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d83e/76sthzqirkiejs66g.jpg)
Mac'kay class orbital defense station
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/366a/5dvkm4oq9bqn1jn6g.jpg)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bc40/u4fe8v79c1ck00p6g.jpg)
station 'diva' asteroid base - with docking transports from yellowline trucks and 'parking' bay with shuttles etc...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0ab8/47r964wf0wdaatn6g.jpg)
'Fort Hammond' Armatige class space station (feat. docking 'eternal vigilance' dominator class
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/bfed/b5ocdcnq3cn0z186g.jpg)
top view

some groupshots:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5ac0/df3f4vr18zfe0d06g.jpg)
Battlegroup Fatalis - Inquisitorial  fleet
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a016/vjwit6ne5ce6rpb6g.jpg)
plaguefleet 'heresiarch' in all its glory
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8859/a7fblekebe75b256g.jpg)
yellowline trucks (missing the new tankers but this pic is a little older and I just forgot to upload it!)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on August 13, 2017, 04:29:10 PM
Awesome stuff!

By the way, regarding your Inquisition fleet. How about a Death Watch Kill Ship?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 13, 2017, 05:35:44 PM
Thanks...
Well the black strike cruiser is dw... What's a killship then...
Something specific?
 Must be a new thing for dw, fluffwise..? Or something I've just not heard of yet...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on August 13, 2017, 06:42:48 PM
It's a shame that Lexicanum is down. They are basically small automated ships used by the Deathwatch to carry out exterminatus.

I did manage to find a picture, it was originally one of Jes Goodwin's sketches for BFG, but later on the artwork was used in one of the Fantasy Flight Games' RPG books.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 13, 2017, 09:15:04 PM
Well that's happening!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on August 13, 2017, 10:58:10 PM
No idea about the size though, Id imagine it akin to the System Ships. However IIRC the smallest warp capable ships are Destroyer sized escorts (not sure here).
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on August 14, 2017, 09:55:44 AM
Yeah that's true. Smaller non warp capable ships need to dock, tether or be contained within a warp capable ship...
Title: merchant transportation gets violent...
Post by: osjclatchford on November 11, 2017, 12:20:29 PM
Jago kane has finally added some much needed muscle to his merchant fleet in the form of this aggressive and cussed little(?) gunship:

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a4b7/7tcaf52q80uut5ezg.jpg)
the Pertinacia! a battered old (counts as) endeavour class.
built from the salvaged hulk of a mostly destroyed dominator class vessel.
Jago managed to blag the battered hull off of an eldar corsair pirate (supposedly under truce but who can say with a scoundrel like Kane?) who claimed the hulk was found in one of their local shipping-run/asteroid fields. After dragging it back to the kar-dunaish shipyards he bargained with local cogboys to give her an overhaul and get what was needed to get her back in action. Boarding parties of Skitarii troops reported excessive evidence of deamonic interference in the bridge and engine decks (supposedly when the ship was lost to warp currents or possibly by chaotic boarding actions) and were force to purge said decks with extreme prejudice.
long story short; deployment of cleansing explosive charges meant that Jago found himself needing, new engines, new bridge and due to the front half of the ship being missing when it was found, a new prow. thankfully the remaining weapon systems were good-to-go and ready to be loaded with fresh munition.
The replacement parts required were simply stripped and taken from the tug that Jago used to bring her in! A simple solution to save money and time. put it this way, what would you rather have, a busted-ass old tug or a functioning gunboat? leaving the rest of the tug with the tech-priests as part of the payment, a few months to paint, fuel, arm, bless and crew her and the Pertinacia was ready to aggressively defend Kane's shipping caravans...
Pertinacia was in fact the original name for the vessel as kane never renames his acquisitions to his fleet (frightful bad luck you know...)

(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/55f4/ipnhqkws2r4itrczg.jpg)
portside
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d70c/wlvra9a0mw89m25zg.jpg)
ass-end! note the fresh engine (no. 7) fitted back at kar-dunaish...

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

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

I got some dreadclaws for my nurgle fleet:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5379/nquokfw7d7d3bppzg.jpg)
These are simply epic quality, filled with detail and come in two 'positions' open and closed. fantastic stuff!

also had to get some of his amazing torpedo models:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9487/kva167rgjvq2eldzg.jpg)
I have twice what is pictured here. yes...the bases were a cowson to do...

also his 'javellin' fighters are a must as far as I'm concerned. The design ques that form them have everything I like about spacefighters in them!
they make ideal proxies for xiphons (a heresy era astartes space/air fighter craft), making them ideal for both imperial or chaotic forces or they can simply be considered generic fighters too of course...
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c90c/186es3n2c7w39tfzg.jpg)
pictured here I have done a pair of them for my merchant fleet, deathwatch and nurgle fleets respectively.

here I also have experimented with a couple of different schemes:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/f09f/b6rzc21ap9vx1czzg.jpg)
the space sharks hit the stars and a colourscheme inspired by the splorkon systems XJ-37 Interceptor ship in 3d astroblaster
(an old 90's asteroids clone game for windows that I played the shit out of back in the day. this is also the inspiration for the fact that all my space mines are bronze in colour...)
that being said, it has obvious visual ties to starwars/galactica too!
I went for the stem bases as the ships are much bigger than furies or swiftdeaths but are closer in size to those thunderhawks I got from shapeways. they turned out looking great so I figured these would too...

enjoy!

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

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

So yeah I guess I'm Matt Latchford of droppod studios (a subsidiary of the osjc) lols!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on November 15, 2017, 06:36:11 PM
Do you have  FB page you'd like to have tagged when I share your pics?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 15, 2017, 08:54:54 PM
no. no facebook...  thanks anyhow.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on November 15, 2017, 09:38:41 PM
Or maybe a website or anything else you'd like to have shared? We can add it in the description text. :)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 16, 2017, 05:42:21 PM
Alas no. This is the only place I've got my droppod studios stuff online in any form...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on November 17, 2017, 05:18:23 PM
No worries. I've shared the pics on our page by the way. Once you have a FB page or website, let me know and we'll share it for you. :)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Jehan-Reznor on November 18, 2017, 02:52:31 PM
Nice paint jobs, really like the prow on the cruiser
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on November 18, 2017, 07:44:07 PM
Nice paint jobs, really like the prow on the cruiser
Thanks. I'm stoked at how well that prow came out in the end. It's just the wooden handle off a wire brush cut and formed on a desk grinder and polished smooth on a desk sander. Interesting factoid; I made the desk sander myself out of an old washing machine motor... no not just to make the prow... That would be dedication... Lols
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Chios on November 20, 2017, 09:27:21 AM
Thanks. I'm stoked at how well that prow came out in the end. It's just the wooden handle off a wire brush cut and formed on a desk grinder and polished smooth on a desk sander. Interesting factoid; I made the desk sander myself out of an old washing machine motor... no not just to make the prow... That would be dedication... Lols

Not that I would've put that past you... ^
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on April 14, 2019, 09:44:36 AM
Been a while.
Just bought a couple of Malika's ships from vanguard minis.

So report on the panthera...
Great kit. Conversion kit easy to use. However even though it was a great model and so nice to work in metal again I totally fucked up the paint job. I mean. Argh. It just looked like a newb has painted it. GAH. What's going on with me these days. I know it sounds mad but I blame it on the change in citadel paints. Yes I know that was an age ago to some of you out there but I'm not even half way through replacing my collection. (If it's still wet, it's still paint! And it stays, I'm not made of money after all...) I'm still not used to how the new colours drybrush in layers together to be honest and although the base/wash/layering/highlighting/weathering on my primaris is real nice (If I do say so myself) it did NOT translate to drybrushing a ship. There was no depth of colour and the lighter colours just made it worse with each successive layer. It looked so amateurish. I can't even show you because I stripped it down and threw it back in my bfg bitzbox in a fit of pique! Lol. This is one of the reasons I'm leaning away from bfg these days as I'm bored of painting the colourschemes I'm good at but suck at anything else...
So basically no spacesharks fleet today...

Why do I have absolutely no luck with Astartes vessels that aren't with the inquisition..? That strike cruiser of mine has had four paintjobs and I'm still not happy with it now...

Meh...Perhaps jago might benefit from this disaster..?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 12, 2019, 03:45:21 PM
so (heavily) WIP:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/89e2/qoqnt51g109xeod6g.jpg)
for those not in the know its a modification of the gear on the new adeptus titanicus civitas spires sprue. which just so happens to feature gaps in its structure that fit standard issue bfg weapons/bays beautifully!

the inner sanctum features the eagle from the ig tank sprue (or was it from a the assault on macragge aerial thingy, I dunno now), a bigass macro cannon in a quad patern and it also has the battlefleet helios lance turrets on this section.

next layer is the main armament section featuring , again, helios weapons batteries, classic imperial/chaos turrets (mounted on bits of old lascannon barrel) and what will be converted imperial launch bays (to be straight not angled) all of which will fit on a larger octagon of plasticard. the bays will look similar to the ramilies ones, kinda like parking bays that lead inside.

then? well a larger, docking, layer is needed and who knows what then? will this layer cake ever end? and will it ever get painted? tune in for more next time!

two layers down... more to go!


oh, C&C is not only welcomed, but ideas and stuff is needed to be honest. don't want to make a balls up of this like the original armatige station I did. I want this to look legit!
does anyone know of/reccomend which 40k/aos scenery wil be good for the lower layers. need docking sections akin to the pitched roof dealies on the ramilies and at present I'm funted if i can figure out where to poach them from...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on May 12, 2019, 10:26:44 PM
excellent idea and fabulous realisation to mix the both games.

I'm currently studying my AT sprues tu beginn mouting my warhounds and reaver. :)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 13, 2019, 08:39:04 AM
Wow, that's awesome!! Great idea....... must........... not......... buy
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 13, 2019, 10:40:59 AM
thanks guys

and lord b, its like £20 man go for it! ;)

seriously though I was thinking of using four of the 40k shipping containers in a cross as bigass docking bays, large enough to fit a cruiser inside! but have no actual experiance of using them. do you think they would work in such a way or just look plain odd/ too big.

Im kinda thinking of, ramilies:
(http://www.resinaddict.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Ramilies_9.jpg)
meets port maw:
(https://cf.geekdo-images.com/original/img/LTaaRexqOfAen1sByXwVJ8k94Ro=/0x0/pic72068.jpg)
that conversion is from wd (circa 2005/2006?) but somewhere in between size wise (ok a lot less than port maw. that sonovvabitch was huge man!
 
It will also be featuring some features/ideas from this spacedock: inspired by dave andrews one in the bfg rulebook)
(https://theshellcase.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/sdc10362.jpg?w=775)
and I'm sure I'll throw in a few things I learnt from making the original fort hammond and other stations...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Ragsta on May 14, 2019, 05:50:08 PM

Firstly, the jury rigged gunboat looks great, I loved modding the old BFG hulls! Secondly, donít worry about your SM ship painting blip - I donít even use GW paints anymore and it still happens! Paint summat else and go back to it later :)

Space station plan is good! Those containers would need some scale references removed I suspect but you should go for it! At the very worst they can become terrain for your Primaris yes? Also, consider picking up some of the Vanguard civvies ships to add as detailing to your build - docked or whatever. Thatís my plan anyway... Eventually  ???
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 15, 2019, 06:39:17 AM
Yeah I got four sprues of containers in the end on eBay for £6 each! So that was a result. As you say. It's terrain for 40k if It don't work! As for the system ships? I've got that covered with scratch builds to be honest but that size of stuff was the plan. Those little ships push the scale up an add depth and life to a model. The containers will have open ends and full interior detail , including docking ships and stuff. I will be doing quite a bit to remove scale issues (that keypad either side of the door will be a bast) and the top hatches will be gone too. Also thanks for your support in this and the sm catastrophe! It's truly appreciated!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 15, 2019, 10:27:02 AM
Er, well. Do all of them? Why have 1 Space station when you can have loads? ;)

Always loved that scratch built station (3rd Pic). Great use of parts.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 15, 2019, 05:45:09 PM
Yeah it's gorgeous ain't it. And as for all three? You crazy? Port maw would fill my damn lounge alone! Might well do a flat starport after this'un... Ive plenty of bits still from the titanicus set so that's the 'buildings' side of it figured...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 15, 2019, 06:16:09 PM
Port Maw is supposed to be a Planet isn't it? A failed Necron World Engine that's completely hollow..... (*cough*DeathStar*Cough*).

But, yeah, do the thing!!


Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 15, 2019, 07:49:05 PM
well, I never knew that!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on May 15, 2019, 10:31:29 PM
Oooooooh....!!! Wow!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 16, 2019, 06:09:35 PM
Thanks folks!

progress!
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/5459/38jy1s4aj4p64lj6g.jpg)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2019, 07:09:20 PM
Oh my F..... God. That's awesome.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 16, 2019, 07:23:19 PM
Thanks, mega happy so far. It's all just worked out so well...
I ran out of thin plasticard for the cladding but my wife's Moser Roth chocolate packaging to the rescue! The hex heatshield style texture stuff on the 'runway' is from the bottom of some eclairs packaging (someone's birthday at work!) Plasticard angle on the join and the leftover panthera weapons and bays for the defence ring and to hide the cheapo thick plasticard I made the platform from. Also had some brassetch eagles left from an old fw purchase just dying to be used on this. Yeah, It's all wonky all over of course but remember who's making it!

Oh and the shipping containers? Dear god what a disaster. Far to big... What was I thinking?

God knows what now... Might just leave this one as is... Can always be added to something else later. Put it this way, it would have to be painted in sub assemblies anyhow so..?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Chios on May 16, 2019, 07:57:08 PM
To your posts men! Man the battlechurches!

Excellent model.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 16, 2019, 09:55:52 PM
Oh and the shipping containers? Dear god what a disaster. Far to big... What was I thinking?

This is 40k. This is the IMPERIUM OF MAN. "Far to big" is not something that should come in to it. ;)



Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on May 17, 2019, 12:04:53 AM
Nice job man !

I love the modern/old style. Looks really 40Kish.

I would not have chosen a squarred and regular shape, anyway. i would ahve gone a weird way, lije the third picture you have showed (space port). It's a so big structure that it can't be fully regular and symetrical. Have to show some few differencies.

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 17, 2019, 06:36:35 AM
Well, on this occasion it really was too big. it would have made all the lovely work I did in the inner sanctum etc... Look
simply 'plonked'' on top of it. Real ameture-hour... You know? I've something else in the wings. I'll see how it goes.

Also I went symmetrical like the ramilies because it felt nice to model. Personally anything asymmetrical shaped added to the superstructure itself now would jarr. However on the next level down the details on the superstructure themselves were intended to be more asymmetric...  That's if it even happens at all now.


So anyone wanna buy some containers then...? ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 17, 2019, 08:45:04 AM
Did you have to buy the whole £90 scenery kit for just that? I couldn't find any smaller sets of scenery.

As for the station, yeah, symmetry is king :D I just hope no one attacks from the top or underneath ;)

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on May 17, 2019, 04:29:36 PM
Woah, that's insane...!!!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 17, 2019, 05:41:46 PM
Good lord no. I found the container sprue on eBay and got all four for forty quid with postage. Was a folly purchase that I can't really afford at present but I guess I'll just put em back on eBay again...  ::)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 19, 2019, 07:37:34 PM
more progress:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/09ed/jh3rmaplnei31ybzg.jpg)
so as you can see I got the docking section done. quite complicated and expensive and I've still one docking section pending (batteries in the post from vanguard)
I went for a pointy look to the bottom side, the inverted roof also serving as the base stand and the inverted towers as counterparts to the butresses.
forgive the shyte photos and the general wonkiness of the mini at present, a lot of this is simply balancing/blutacked in order to dry-fit for pics. a lot is un-glued to facilitate ease of painting and then again a lot of it is simply wonky LOL!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on May 19, 2019, 09:52:15 PM
Wonderfull !

Find that it equilibrates better between width and heights now.

And also, it has a more "dockyard" aspect like that. But still clearly a temple feeling.

Courage gluing all those turrets.

What paint schem are you going after ?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 20, 2019, 07:47:46 AM
Cheers. as for the turrets, the little helion turrets were, in the end , snipped and superglued without Thier tabs on the bottom. I felt I had more control that way. I had originally drilled out tiny divots to locate them when doing the basilica innermost sanctum. I didn't bother on the dock arms ones for some reason!
Oh, and should you mean the turrets on the sides of the docking arms, that's not happening at all. If anything there will be little docking ports added (for smaller ships) or perhaps just the turret locator divots will be filled with GS...

Now colour... Before lord B says "white" I'm saying NO! Lol I've absolutely no luck at all with white bfg models. To be honest I was thinking of my battlefleet Armageddon scheme, with black on the flat areas, the roof of the dome and buttress/towers would be verdegris copper. But tbh I'm wondering if something better is called for. Perhaps just a few extra layers of successive lighter drybrushing on the Armageddon scheme to bring it up to a bone colour a bit more... Kinda like the official paintjob on fw's ramilies...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 20, 2019, 08:34:59 PM
Whi.......... Damn. Missed it.

Most space stations are run by the mechanicum. I painted all mine up in metallics and reds. So you could go that route?

It's looking great mate. I honestly thought it was finished before, but now youve added more!! Although, personally, I would have added the docking sections at a 45 degree angle. So the incoming fighter crews would come in between any docking ships (not over them). But that's just me. It looks great as is.

So, when are you going to paint it pink?
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 21, 2019, 07:09:31 PM
yeah what a dinkle move of me! I've been looking at it thinking, yeah, they'd fit between the balustrades on the docking arms, forgetting that there'd be a  damn cruiser there at times!
yeah so I simply rotated it 45 degrees as suggested. much better.

only real disaster is that the piers have warped/twisted somewhat. making it all pissed and wonky. gargh! what can you do. typical bfg...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on May 22, 2019, 07:40:00 PM
while I've been at this remake of my Armatige class station, I figured I'd do a remake of the Mackay class orbital weapon platform I did too:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3f6b/08ndl8p10j2z8m5zg.jpg)
 I'm rather pleased with how this came out tbh. the bulk of it is from the AT spire sprue, the dome on the underside is an imperial guard tank searchlight, the weapons from the helion set and an aerial from an imperial cruiser. I'm most pleased with how this actually looks like an actual bfg miniature that would have been released.
although I've gone for lances, not batteries, this time around, I've enough parts to make another of these so watch this space!

I also feel it nicely references some of the artwork from the rulebook to some extent:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/e07e/9soi8zstm899ldp6g.jpg)
I Just love this image and many like it in the rulebook, it really shows the scale of the setting of bfg and has inspired me a lot in my creations/conversions (mined asteroids for example)

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Malika on May 22, 2019, 08:24:58 PM
Oooh, simple but effective!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on May 23, 2019, 06:08:00 PM
Stop making cool stuff!!!  :P
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on May 23, 2019, 09:48:06 PM
Nice one !

I love it. Simple and efficient. Well done with the bits from here and there.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Ragsta on May 23, 2019, 10:25:51 PM
Excellent - the use of Vanguard batteries/ turrets is really cool. Liking that wee laser platform too!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 02, 2019, 08:52:14 PM
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/262c/fy9jjdbeizdtc7gzg.jpg)
got a couple of hours to myself today so the mackay mkII orbital has had a dose of paint.
not a great shot but what I've done is add more lighter highlights than on my devastatus/armageddon fleet just to differentiate the station somewhat. went for slate grey roof panels and weathered bronze on the aerial (but that doesn't show too well on this pic.
fyi the ad-tit spire kit has lots of sharp contrasts to its detail making it ideal for basecoat/wash/drybrush technique oftimes used for bfg so this is +/- how i'll do the starfort too...

it'll have a bronze/verdigrised dome with a very golden eagle, slate grey spires/butress tops, and slate grey/tarmac black flat areas.  ;D
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on June 04, 2019, 10:05:34 PM
I like the colour so far. Not too visible. A station will hardly have brightfull colours, while a vessel will be painted that way a more frequent way i suppose.
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on June 15, 2019, 12:25:22 AM
That looks amazing. But, surely, you need more than one? ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 15, 2019, 06:38:14 AM
Yeah, got enough bits for a second one...  ;)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on June 16, 2019, 03:56:06 PM
I was thinking at least...... 10.  ???
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 16, 2019, 07:08:12 PM
What in hell's satans am I going to do with ten!? I've only a half bedroom house so space is a serious premium. Not collecting to game just to paint/convert these days... Otherwise would have to ditch half my collection each year to make room for fresh...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: marell le fou on June 16, 2019, 10:54:12 PM
Build an other house :)
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: Lord Borak on June 17, 2019, 10:36:39 AM
See, Marell have some sage advice!  :P ;D

I can sympathise with those issues though. I had to pack all of my things away for about 2 years whilst I was building my new house. Luckily, I am in there now and have a converted stable as my gaming room AND have a hobby room/study to escape into and dodge adult responsibilities.  ;D

Another possibility is that you store all your things at my place. I wont charge you rent or anything!!
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 17, 2019, 07:01:14 PM
Damn man that sounds like my dream setup. I rent a tiny little lodge house bungalo in Chigwell that is just me the missus and the kitty. 1/2 a bedroom(10'x7'), lounge, kitchen and bathroom. That's it indoors... The garden on the other hand... Huge! Perhaps a decent high-end shed come summerhouse/workroom is in order but who will pay for it is anyone's guess... Love it though... Home is home...
Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 19, 2019, 08:11:04 AM
https://youtu.be/S94PCkft0iY (https://youtu.be/S94PCkft0iY)
- it is indeed my birthday!

so yeah, Im off to gw later to pickup some contrast...

I've a feeling bfg will never be the same.

I'll let you know how i find it... ;)

Title: Re: [BFG] OSJC latchford's bfg stuff
Post by: osjclatchford on June 19, 2019, 09:17:16 PM
osjc's contrast review:

well you can colour me... unimpressed.

pure gimmic...

you could probably make your own by mixing shade and colour together to be honest! lOL
essentially,  they're just fancy named glazes that dry flat. using the official contrast undercoat bases, is not vital imho and to be honest yields better results on things like Caucasian skin. e.g.

a base of 50/50 wraithbone and  cadian fleshtone, roughly highligted/layered up with more wraithbone as a successive admix, then the guilliman flesh is much more preferable to guilliman flesh straight over wriathbone. (that is unless you want the flesh to look anemic! if you're umming and ahhing due to cost, save your money. instead invest in more time to perfect your current skill level.  seriously, I'm cross at how gw has sold this as talent in a bottle, (not that I thought it would be as much, too much of an old soak to fall for media hype these days)  but I feel sorry for the kids who will feel like they're doing something wrong when it dont work that way...

dont get me wrong, they'll have their uses:
alternative/more gentle shades for skin.
nice blending on capes/tabbards, 
metal undercoat and contrast glaze for glowy power weapons/alternative enameled/anodized armour effect.
easy yellow for another example but, shit, we've all been using the white undercoat, successive shade/glaze method for yellow since before the old king died anyway, not to mention that inks and washes/shade have been allowing us to do the other stuff too so I dont really see the big deal here.
perhaps its just me. I dunno. put it this way, I can see me using the flesh and yellow one and thats it... but then Ive been at it for a while and have learnt other ways of doing stuff that yield just as good(if not better) results but may take longer. big deal... why is the world so impatient these days...

oh, don't even get me started on the apothacary "white" one  ::) that i thought to be an answer to my not painting white good issue. you can forget that!