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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #150 on: September 12, 2015, 06:32:53 PM »
All of the heavy weapon teams for the second platoon are now finished:



I've already got the remaining troops out for the first squad so things will hopefully move quite quickly :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #151 on: September 17, 2015, 04:41:54 PM »
Awsomeness abounds... It would be fun if they could keep that glowing green look on the backpacks when they are painted

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #152 on: September 20, 2015, 07:16:13 PM »
Cheers :)... although the tubes are missile boxes so they will have to get the 'boring opaque paint' treatment, I'm afraid :( .

Fortunately, one of the missile teams now has a full infantry squad to join... this being the first infantry squad of the second platoon:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #153 on: September 26, 2015, 07:02:13 PM »
The last of the standard infantry squads for the second platoon is now finished :) :



I have started work on the army command HQ now... once they are finished I may start painting a few :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #154 on: September 28, 2015, 01:41:51 PM »
In other news, I have started to build the first vehicle:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #155 on: September 28, 2015, 08:05:14 PM »
This will be the Chimera version eventually:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2015, 11:01:27 AM »
The APC is ticking along...



There is more stuff on my blog... including my first attempt at casting and a rather unexpected appearance by, of all things, an ORK :o :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #157 on: October 04, 2015, 08:10:30 PM »
Cool. The hatch looks good. Hopefully the new casting will go well for you. That's something I'd like to get back into but I don't have enough free cash for silicon let alone the resin.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #158 on: October 11, 2015, 03:17:13 PM »
I'm hoping that I can get away with using plaster of paris instead of resin. Bulldog UK casts loads of small stuff with plaster and it seems to work for him (and plaster is pennies compared with resin).

Obviously, if plaster doesn't work for me, I'll have to go for resin... but I am also hoping that EBay sales will cover the costs on that :).

In other news, I have started work on the command squad but haven't got very far:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #159 on: October 12, 2015, 06:19:37 PM »
one way to toughen plaster is to paint it with polystyrene dissolved in liquid poly cement,  it can be a bit slow, ( and smelly)  but it stops the plaster crumbling on the thinner edges, and means it will take paint like a normal plastic part  :thumbup:
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #160 on: October 15, 2015, 12:41:16 PM »
Cheers for the info :) . Once I've sorted some mould rubber I'll give basic plaster a go to get the hang of it and see how it looks... then I'll see if I can cope with your suggestion... trial and error will be required :) (I've never done any casting... EVER so I just want to start simple and work up).

Do you have those days when someone suggests something and as much as you really don't want it to, the suggestion takes root in your mind to a point where you can't help but start plans to put it into action?

Someone suggested that I should have some veteran Tyranid hunters in this army...

...and it has really planted a seed.

My thoughts are to have some Squat survivors that were pretty badly mauled but were able to get fixed up by the Adeptus Mechanicus in exchange for some help with tech. The Squats and the mechanicus have always had an affinity with each other so what better way to show it than a bit of mutual trade... bionics for weapon tech?

The basic idea is that the survivors are likely to have at least one, possibly four amputations (due to all those claws) and some will have burns/scarred faces etc (due to the acid blood).

Now, I could sculpt/scratch build but it would take too long. I could use Necron parts (but then they would look like servitors)... however, what about using Skitarii parts? I could even use the rules for Skitarii for the veterans. I won't be covering them in Tyranid trophies (they aren't Orks... Squats don't need to be covered in bits of their enemies) so a mix of Skitarii bionics and Squat parts.

But I need to finish the command squad! I've also just ordered another three Vulkans to turn into Sentinels...

I wish that I could switch off sometimes :(

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #161 on: October 18, 2015, 04:23:54 PM »
So... I went and bought a box of Skitarii and have been thinking a lot about what I need to do with them... and have got this far:



I have put a big lump of text on my blog to go with this so if you want to get a bit of background on this rather impromptu diversion, follow the link:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #162 on: October 20, 2015, 09:22:24 AM »
In a bid to try and rationalise things, my army (not including the Skitarii) has two distinct factions. The majority of the army comes from the Astra Militarum codex with some of the more specialist troops coming from the Adeptus Astartes codex so I thought I'd call the Tyranid hunters Scouts. Here's what I have listed so far:

Astra Militarum:
HQ Squad
Infantry Platoons
Sentinel Squadrons
Weirdvane Psykers
Primaris Psykers
Engineseers
Priests
Ogryns/Bullgryns
Rough Riders
Vehicles (TBD)

Adeptus Astartes:
Terminator Captain (Exo Squat)
Terminator Squad (Exo Squats)
*NEW* Scout Squads (Skitarii/veteran Tyranid hunters)

Obviously, lots of it is WIP but I have managed to convert/sculpt over 80 so far so the army is slowly getting there :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #163 on: November 01, 2015, 04:51:16 PM »
In another, classic, change of direction, I have been building and converting Exo troopers. These are the most recent ones:



They complete the ten man Exo squad and all of the information and extra pix can be seen here:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/time-for-some-heavy-hitters.html

Hopefully, if circumstances improve, I will get some work done on the army command squad... I need to get that finished!!!
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #164 on: November 15, 2015, 02:56:15 PM »
So another drought has passed... and I have a nice picture of another finished unit; the second Squadron of armoured Sentinels:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #165 on: November 16, 2015, 07:09:56 AM »
Really love your plasticard work on your sentinel's. Is there like a resource site for stuff like that?

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #166 on: November 16, 2015, 07:12:13 AM »
I'm sure there is somewhere but I just build my own and don't generally use tutorials.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #167 on: November 16, 2015, 08:54:22 AM »
They look great. Nice posing of the as well. They have an excellent look of a plodding movement (in a good way).

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #168 on: November 16, 2015, 11:54:52 AM »
Cheers :)

I was limited by the fixed leg positions but tried to get a range of poses.

Hopefully, I'll get somewhere with my command HQ squad... it is getting to be a nuisance now :(
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #169 on: November 22, 2015, 03:26:55 PM »
I have finally started to get some work done on the command squad:



Still lots to go but there are a few little 'bumps' that I need to iron out with the unit before I will be able to finish them. I will be the first to admit that they aren't necessarily the best armed/equipped unit from a gaming perspective... but I don't game so it doesn't concern me too much.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #171 on: November 29, 2015, 02:36:00 PM »
I have now finished the commander:



...and will be moving onto the next member of the squad soon. I have also been working on the second primaris psyker/Beastman Jedi and have been preping some miniatures for paint (amongst other things). There is more information and pictures on my blog here:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #172 on: December 06, 2015, 12:07:10 PM »
The painting has started:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #173 on: December 13, 2015, 02:50:20 PM »
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #174 on: February 14, 2016, 06:31:25 PM »
So I saw some female head sprues over at Statuesque miniatures ( http://www.statuesqueminiatures.co.uk/ ) and thought that they would look good on a few Squats... so I bought some and fitted one on a Squat body. Initially they were slightly small but I padded out the cheeks and this is what I came up with:





I will be putting together a unit of these and will use them as veterans. Most will have berets :) . I just need to decide on what special/heavy weapons to give them now.

This is the first 'official' member of the army to be painted :).
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