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  • in reply to: Mud / Plaster Walls #85232
    Paul
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    Damn J Gregory and I just used up my acrylic caulk for some repairs around the house šŸ˜  I knew I was making a mistake by doing what my wife wanted me to do.

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    in reply to: Sniper position created #84820
    Paul
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    Love the bricks. The red face brick is the same as my house šŸ˜

    I especially like the position with the prone sniper on: looks like a pallet put onto a wall corner.

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    in reply to: Scratch Built Walker Legs #84403
    Paul
    Participant

    I have an Eli Patoroch PDF template for a paper model ofĀ a GW Sentinel Walker. I haven’t made one yet, but when I do I plan to reinforce the legs with toothpicks or similar. If you are interested and cannot find the PDF I would be happy to mail it to you. To get an idea of the quality of Eli’s templates, take a look at the Aquila Lander I am busy building in my 40k Stuff thread here.
    I think that paper/card legs will work if suitably reinforced and glued with superglue.

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    in reply to: About the Industry #84402
    Paul
    Participant

    Do you see consistent growth in figure sales? Is that growth dependent on bringing out new ranges. IE: do you grow because you have the same grognards buying more new toys, or is there new blood buying into your older ranges constantly?

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #84383
    Paul
    Participant

    Further progress on an Aquila Lander.

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    in reply to: 25/28mm Ranges Sold #83967
    Paul
    Participant

    More Martian Empires? That is great news! But we also need more Tales of the Dragon KingsĀ  (which, in my opinion, are the most beautiful figures EVER).

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    in reply to: Rogue Trader Alternative #83909
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks Ivan.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #83902
    Paul
    Participant

    WIP: Aquila Lander.

     

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    in reply to: Theft from trader at PAW #83619
    Paul
    Participant

    Agree whole heartedly with Mr Harley. Theft is wrong no matter what, but for a member of such a niche hobby as ours (because that is what they must have been, or surely they wouldn’t have been at the show) to steal from a trader knowing full well that the majority of manufacturers do this for love of the hobby and not to get rich… well, that’s both disgusting and disappointing.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #83617
    Paul
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    So the painting has started.Ā  Stayed up late on Saturday night painting. I HATE painting vehicles, so I’m going to leave this aside for a while and work on scratchbuilding an Aquila Lander. I don’t need one, but it will be fun to build. Expect progress pics of the Lander in the next few days.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #83414
    Paul
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    As far as i can see, the detailing is now sufficient, so this morning I took this beast outside, put it on the wheelie bin (my spraying station) and hit it with the black. Off to a kids birthday party now, so will spray the underside later this afternoom and start painting tonight.

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    in reply to: January Sponsors Competition #83347
    Paul
    Participant

    Congratulations Thuseld!

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #82972
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks OldBen1, but it is really not as hard as it looks; all it takes is a good template, the right materials and tools, and a bit of patience.

    I am hoping to finish off the Baneblade tonight or tomorrow, so might start slapping paint onto these models this week.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #82819
    Paul
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    So after a bit of a break I have gone back to the Baneblade. I’ve built the main gun and did a lot of detailing on the rear and sides of the turret (and of course forgot to take a photograph of those details). I am pondering what to put on the large open area on the top of the turret. I am thinking maybe some pulpit type thing with a book on. Any other ideas greatly appreciated.

     

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    in reply to: Old school fantasy #82572
    Paul
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    I really like the ogre. With his pants he looks like Obelix

     

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    in reply to: A large Sengoku game #82441
    Paul
    Participant

    A magnificent set up.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #82389
    Paul
    Participant

    No Mike, that is pure coincidence. This will be painted yellow with a black and white chequer-board pattern along the sides. I was hoping to make 4 or 5 taxis, but they are a lot of work for such small pieces, so I’ll have to see if I feel up to doing so many.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #82334
    Paul
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    I took a bit of a break from the Baneblade to start working on a taxi. I want to be able to put roads full of civilian vehicles for playing Necromunda.

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    in reply to: Star Trek 15mm #82230
    Paul
    Participant

    majQa’ Qap

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    in reply to: Mos Eisley 15mm #82208
    Paul
    Participant

    Awesome work. Where are the characters from?

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #82087
    Paul
    Participant

    I have completed all the secondary weaponsĀ  (scratchbuilt lascannons on hex turrets and bolters from the bits box on the sponsons- difficult to see here because they are already sprayed black). Now it is just detailing and the main gun to be done. Thankfully I have been doing rivets as I went, though.

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    in reply to: January Sponsors Competition #81942
    Paul
    Participant

    Bump. Come on guys, where’s everybody’s favourites?

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81810
    Paul
    Participant

    Tracks done. I have now started on weapons and detailing the front of the tank. The end is in sight.

    On the counter below the tank you can see my next project. I will be making 4 or 5 taxis (they are a paper template based on the Metrokab from Bladerunner). These will just be for scatter terrain because I always wonder where the civilian vehicles have all disappeared to when fighting it out on the tabletop.

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    in reply to: 15mm Figure Suggestions #81716
    Paul
    Participant

    Khurasan Yom Kippur War Israelis?

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81588
    Paul
    Participant

    Apologies for the multiple posts, it hangs when I try put 3 or more pics in a post.

    An overview of the progress so far:

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81587
    Paul
    Participant

    And did a bit of detailing here and there.

     

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81586
    Paul
    Participant

    Track done on one side:

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    in reply to: January Sponsors Competition #81585
    Paul
    Participant

    My favourite. No name for this chap yet (suggestions would be great). He was kit-bashed by putting together a Mantic Veer-Myn body and left arm, a chainsaw from a GW Sentinel for a right arm, a GW Imperial GuardsmansĀ  head and kitĀ  (behind him, not pictured here), and a Space marine scout hand and bolter.

    The idea is that he is a former Imperial Guard Sergeant who, having been corrupted by chaos, has mutated slightly and is working as a soldier for hire. I will be using him in a campaign I am planning where the players will be operating a mercenary group in the 40k universe (not with 40k rules though). They will have to hire and fire troops, balance the books, purchase equipment, etc, in addition to the actual combat missionsĀ  (for anyone who has played the PC game Jagged Alliance, kind of like a 40k tabletop version of that game).

     

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    in reply to: Checking Out Your Own Self #81507
    Paul
    Participant

    I play with my stuff, but still like setting them up just to admire (and pester my wife with “Come see how cool this looks”).

    This is especially true when a new terrain project is completed. Its all very nice to build enough jungle bases to cover the dining room table, but you need to see the terrain inhabited by guerillas to see what the effect will be on the wargame table.Ā  And then, since the terrain is set up already, you might as well see what it looks like with some 19th century explorers. And dinosaurs. And Catachan jungle fighters.Ā  So then you’ve seen them with the 28s, so you need to check them with 15s, so you put your 15s on… And so on and on. It’s a nice way to pass the time and helps motivate me to finish painting figures (I find it easy to motivate myself to build something, not so easy to motivate myself to paint figures sometimes).

    So the short answer is, yes, I love setting things up just to look. But, at the same time, I can’t see myself ever making dioramas.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81181
    Paul
    Participant

    I am building from a template that is meant to be used to assemble the model from cardstock. I am using both cardstock and this weird vinyl stuff that I found. I just need to adapt the templates to account for the thickness of the vinyl. I am following the template for the basic shape and adding my own ideas for the details, as well as bits from other paper templates.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #81178
    Paul
    Participant

    So I got back from Christmas holiday yesterday. Have a few days before I need to go back to work, so I spent a few hours late last night and in the early hours of this morning working on my BanebladeĀ  I built and fitted the rear hull, the turret, and did a little bit of detailing (rivets šŸ˜­)

    The plan for tonight is to start working on the tracks.

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    in reply to: Christmas Loot? #79874
    Paul
    Participant

    Perry Mahdist Ansar from Santa.

    GW 40k orcs, grots, chaos space marines, bases, and 2nd hand metal assassins and gravestones from the wife and kid.

    And “Airborne” from the brother in law.

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    in reply to: Merry Christmas to All #79837
    Paul
    Participant

    Merry Christmas to all. Hoping Grognard Claus spoils everybody.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #79784
    Paul
    Participant

    I have begun work on a scratchbuilt Baneblade. This is going to be a commisariat tank (so that it will fit in with any of my Imperial Guard forces), so paint scheme will be black, red and gold. Still a lot of work to do before I reach the painting stage, but I am happy with the basic construction so far.

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    in reply to: Stripping Figures #79683
    Paul
    Participant

    Wow Guy, thanks for the tip. Luckily when I have done this previously I closed the container and put it in a locked shed.

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    in reply to: Stripping Figures #79677
    Paul
    Participant

    Just use the Dettol outside otherwise your significant other will complain “This place smells like a f—ing hospital.”

    I speak from experience.

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    in reply to: Mud / Plaster Walls #79402
    Paul
    Participant

    I just use crack filler which I spread on the surface with a paint scraper. I did this quite successfully with an Aab Tembe that I made

     

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #79336
    Paul
    Participant

    Another Leman Russ done. Next… a Baneblade (super heavy tank) or a Basilisk (self-propelled artillery), can’t decide which.

    I should start painting at some stage but I am really enjoying building.

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    in reply to: 40k Stuff #79113
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks for the kind words guys. I am going to paint the tank grey to match my Mordian Iron Guard. I only have 26 Mordian figures, so plan on turning them into a viable army by tooling them up with plenty of tanks and APCs (and scratchbuilding will allow me to do that without having to sell a kidney).

    The tank was surprisingly quick to make: 4 nights of work, so I am hoping to make another one before we go away for our Christmas holiday.

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    in reply to: All about me #79081
    Paul
    Participant

    Good luck and stay positive.

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