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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2014, 05:14:34 PM »
Today has been one of those days. I have built a random dreadnought and converted a Firewarrior... Not bad for a 'hangover day'.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2014, 10:36:08 PM »
Another distraction... and funnily enough, another desecrated classic (in this case, a Warzone Vulkan battlesuit):



The one on the left is a dreadnought for my Dwarfs and the one on the right is a Dwarf with Tau kit... just for the hell of it :)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2014, 11:31:37 PM »
Is that a micropanzer Russian combat trooper you've mixed it with.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #28 on: April 13, 2014, 12:08:21 AM »
Yes.

It also has a backpack made from a Critical Mass Games weapon, bits from GW kits and a jumping bean head :) .

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #29 on: April 13, 2014, 01:53:19 AM »
Yes.

It also has a backpack made from a Critical Mass Games weapon, bits from GW kits and a jumping bean head :) .

Looks as though you've made your own votoms-like kit.  Quite like the look of it.  Tau gear doesn't look out of place to me either.  Makes me think anti tank or hard point elimination team.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2014, 08:51:10 AM »
Nice looking job there Inso, it really carries through the feel of your other armies.
is it a one off, or the start of series production?
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2014, 09:20:59 AM »
It's a one off... at the moment (I have the components for another three but I don't really want to chop up another three Vulkans).
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2014, 06:19:45 PM »
I've got this far with a few more sculpts... and the dread is painted:



Lots more stuff here too:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2014, 07:02:25 PM »
Great faces. 
The shouldered gun looks odd to me.  Not out of place, a sculpt issue.  Probably looks fine painted but, the part under the barrel and above the hand grip looks like mold flash when viewed purely in profile.  Could just be the camera-cyclops-anti-depthperception-effect that seems to happen with photos.  Or is it just me.
Deff looking cool though.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2014, 09:30:06 PM »
Nice work. All great.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2014, 08:04:42 PM »
Another five Squats to complete the first squad of ten:



Grenade launcher, comms, loader and two troopers with lasguns.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #36 on: May 07, 2014, 12:01:58 AM »
Damn! Those faces look really good!  :thumbup: You're getting a bit good at this sculpting lark.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #37 on: May 07, 2014, 05:35:12 AM »
 :applause: now thats set i would part money for (if i had any)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #38 on: May 07, 2014, 09:24:37 PM »
These faces are first-rate! :jawdrop:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2014, 07:20:57 AM »
 :applause: I particually like the radio/comms operator  :thumbup:
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2014, 08:09:43 PM »
Here is the squad of my converted Squats all together:



... and after a spot of luck on Ebay, I managed to get some proper plastic Squats (20 on the sprue!). Unfortunately, two of them didn't have heads so I needed to make them:



As you can see, there is a difference in size and proportion so I will be using the proper Squats as a heavy weapon platoon with self propelled, heavy weapons (with stowage space for equipment and personal weapons). I am thinking of using the little gun-drones from Anvil Industries:

http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=114&product_id=313

... another diversion...  :roll:
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2014, 05:56:53 PM »
In another completely random change of direction... I decided to save a few pennies and make my own mobile weapon platforms. I found some Epic landraiders, some Imperial Guard heavy weapons and some plastic bricks and have got this far in the WIP:



I have another six to build but they are likely to be a mix of heavy bolters and missile launchers (or just heavy bolters)...

I have also started building the Warlord. This is a very early WIP:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2014, 07:00:44 PM »
Not sold on the mobile weapons platforms because they show too much what they are made of. Of course, that may change once they are primed.

The warlord is very promising. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2014, 08:39:44 PM »
...WIP...

Just saying ;)
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #44 on: August 17, 2014, 12:51:41 PM »
So... as is usually the case, I have been distracted and have started something else. Over the past few months I have been collecting together plastic Squat miniatures... and have a truck-load now so I have started putting them together. I am sculpting the arms myself (to try and get better poses) and will have berets for all the Squats that don't have helmets. I expect that the mobile gun platforms will join this army rather than my home-grown space Dwarf one... but it's early days and I may yet get distracted again.
 Anyway, here is what I have so far:



You will notice that I have coated some of the 'wire arms' with a first layer of green stuff ready for the proper sculpting to go on top. They are obviously still WIP but this pic shows what the guns look like and how I am arming my Sgts as well. The two sgts with berets will not be used for the helmeted platoons so they are being saved for a platoon that has berets instead. Here's a pic of my Squat making mat:



You'll notice the weapons for the troops, that are either getting lengthened (plasma pistols into plasma guns) or have been shortened (lasguns) plus a couple of Cadian flamers. There are no weapons for two of the troopers as they will be controlling the heavy weapon units.

I also have this finished character:



I think this project is going to take a while :D ...

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2014, 04:59:14 PM »
 :thumbup: nice set there Inso.
this is going to be a very familiar  look to old hands out there,  but uniquely characterful and  will through a lot of people.

the dog handler is well neat, as well.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2014, 05:31:15 PM »
 :applause: love what you have done to these little guys the arms always seemed wrong to me, witch stopped me buying them to start with.
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2014, 04:24:45 PM »
Cheers :D

Here's the next update... I'm now up to 26 WIP squats with 2 actually finished:



there is all sorts going on with these:

  • The helmet wearing troops are a single 25 Squat platoon (the 3 with berets will be in the next one)
  • The specialists have been given armoured arms because their weapons get hot
  • The command squad will have a lieutenant, medic, flamer and two close combat troopers
  • The lieutenant has a power weapon made from a flamer, sprue and a Mantic hammer
  • The Squats in 1 and 2 squad, with no weapons will have control of the heavy weapon platform

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2014, 07:36:14 PM »


A bit of explanation and other news, can be found here:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #49 on: September 05, 2014, 05:58:36 PM »
This image link will explain why I have so many issues completing projects... I need to believe that the finished item will work:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d161/Inso/GW%20Squats/HoverEngine_zps6afb3e3b.png

In the case of the hoverbikes, I think they will :) ... as you should be able to see from my drawing.
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