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Offline Lord Borak

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #195 on: July 03, 2017, 11:20:31 AM »
Because a 'buttload of ships' just isn't quite enough. Here's some more! These ones are even painted!!!  :o

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





This fleet is going to have 12 Falchion class escorts as well but I still need to make a mould of some metal versions to cast up. The originals are a tad expensive on Ebay  :-\
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #196 on: August 02, 2017, 12:49:09 PM »
somehow missed this update, very pretty :)
the highlights on those prows would have driven me mad :)

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #197 on: August 03, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
So what can we expect next? ;)
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Offline Lord Borak

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #198 on: August 05, 2017, 10:33:11 AM »
To be honest, life has got a bit 'busy' lately. So hobby time isn't really happening. At least not enough to sit and paint much. :(

I've managed to convert, build and spray five 54mm Catachans if that's any worth? lol. I'll try and get some paint on them soon.

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #199 on: August 08, 2017, 05:09:14 PM »
"Real life" is also important. Hope to see you back eventually, take your time. :)
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #200 on: March 07, 2018, 07:07:43 AM »
Threadromancy!!! My thread!! No guilt :D

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

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

All the doors on hinges so they can be opened.



Storage.




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




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

So, I need ideas for....
1] His name (he looks fairly Roman?)
2] His chapter (preferably not a well known or old one)
3] Ideas for his bionics because I'm not happy with his arm
4] Should I add a shoulder pad to his left arm? I kinda like the un armoured shoulder look. Plus it makes him look like less of a combatant. Well, as much as an 8ft tall power armoured killing machine can look.

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #201 on: March 08, 2018, 09:41:20 PM »
Warehouse is finally done. All the stock is in there. Notice boards are up, lights are in place and fire escape is serviceable. Now all the need is to start hiring staff!!! Oh, and maybe some vending machines.... Because staff can't work without a trusty Ration bar or Nuka Cola can they?!








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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #202 on: March 08, 2018, 11:39:11 PM »
Could you please reduce your pictures ? It's realy hard to open such a subject...

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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #203 on: March 09, 2018, 11:27:44 AM »
They're good models but yeah, ha ha, those pics are HUUUUGE and make it hard to see ha ha.
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #204 on: March 09, 2018, 01:16:32 PM »
Hmm, since I have moved over to Imgur the pics seem to be coming up massive! I have No idea why.......

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


Huzzah!! Success :D They 'should' be normal sized now? They are for me.....
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #205 on: March 09, 2018, 09:00:34 PM »
Ok, I reworked Brother Aetius' (yes, he has a name now!) bionic arm. Quite happy with it now. I liked the shoulder and upper arm part so I kept that, I found a spare elbow in my bitz box and the rest just came together! I also did the green stuff work and added some small cables to the the bionic leg.

Thoughts on the bionics and the pose in general?





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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #206 on: March 10, 2018, 10:36:19 AM »
Truly exceptional work on the terrain. Also the marine is rather nice. One thing that would be nice would be a kneepad on that bionic leg...
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #207 on: March 10, 2018, 11:07:46 AM »
Thanks OSJC. Think I should add more armour to the whole leg? I don't mind adding a knee pad. I was originally thinking about adding a greave to the bionic leg but became rather fond of the minimalistic bionic look. Someone has also suggested that I add a shoulder pad to the bionic arm........ I'm not sure about that but it makes sense I suppose.

What say you?


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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #208 on: March 12, 2018, 07:45:28 AM »
I would just stick to the kneepad. As I'm thinking of what you'd normally see on a 40k bionic. As for the shoulder pauldron. Hmm... It's true gw would normally have either a full size or even scout sized pad on there but it means you're gonna loose all that lovely joint detail. I myself would leave it... Just my two pennith I know but look at it this way. You can always add a pad later if you're not convinced?

Oh yeah... Names. Now he's looks to be a Proximo to me..
Tempestus Proximo of the storm giants? Bone armour with red lightning strike.  Would be a nice contrast to the shiny bionics...
http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/mediawiki/images/thumb/e/e8/Storm_Giants_SMC.jpg/200px-Storm_Giants_SMC.jpg
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Re: Toy's n' That....
« Reply #209 on: March 17, 2018, 01:16:52 PM »
Cheers for the reply OSJC.

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

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

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