Author Topic: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...  (Read 247121 times)

Offline leadhead

  • Thread Killer
  • Dark Overlord of Hell
  • *****
  • Posts: 2300
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2015, 01:27:41 AM »
Just make the minis out of hemp, it'll work fine  :whistle:

We used to have a games shop here long ago, very breifly.  We used to joke about the GW figures being so expensive because they were made out of pressed cocaine,  judging by the look of the owner.
Cult of Inevitable Decay painted:  93/123 (Heresy), 22/22 (non Heresy)

What was that universal greeting?  "Bah weep, grah nah weep, ninny bong!"  Hot Rod, Transformers: The Movie

I have a tweeter thing now.  I might even use it.  @leadpaintshed if I can figure out how to

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2015, 11:03:24 PM »
The full platoon, finished as far as I can:



When they get home, the heavy weapon tractors will be added. I will also add packs to the loaders and some sort of comms equipment to one member from each unit (command and each infantry squad). Then they will get some paint before I crack on with the next platoon.

I am beginning to wish that I had brought more of them with me to convert as I have now run out and will have to make do with sculpting penguins :(
« Last Edit: March 13, 2015, 12:58:09 PM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Gibbergeist

  • Lurker
  • Posts: 9
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2015, 04:48:31 PM »
Nice, tears of nostalgia are running down my cheeks! I should never have sold my Squatties!  :happytears:

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #78 on: April 29, 2015, 09:39:49 PM »
I know what you mean... at least you sold yours... I just threw mine away :( (apart from about 7 which I swapped for Grymn with Kev).

Well... I've finished the infantry squads properly now:





I am about to move onto the next platoon... which will look surprisingly similar :D
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #79 on: April 30, 2015, 03:16:04 PM »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #80 on: May 03, 2015, 12:49:09 PM »
The first Exo-Squat: 

The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #81 on: May 06, 2015, 11:17:22 AM »
It took a little longer than I planned but here is the first squad of Exo Armoured Squats (I still need to drill the barrels out... but I haven't found my drill since returning from abroad yet :) ):



I have enough for a second squad similar to this plus two champions/leaders/commanders but I think I will move onto some basic troops again for now (either that or the Sentinels).
« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 11:18:30 AM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2015, 09:27:58 AM »
Cool. Are these Mantic forgefathers?

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2015, 07:11:08 PM »
Yep.
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #84 on: May 09, 2015, 05:29:13 PM »
A 'pre-converted' Sentinel:

The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #85 on: May 10, 2015, 03:39:53 AM »
That's quite a meaty fist. What are the plans for this one? Enclosed cockpit?

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #86 on: May 10, 2015, 09:19:54 AM »
Yep. Not too much more than that... maybe a few small decorations but I quite like it as it is (apart from the exposed head).
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2015, 06:06:44 AM »
Yeah. Not very practical (armour-wise) that way.

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2015, 02:34:15 PM »
This week has mostly been about travelling but I have managed to get a bit further with the Sentinel Sqn:



I have also ordered a third so that when it arrives, I can get it upto the same standard as these two. Once I've done that, I'll be finishing all three heads together so that I can get them all similar.

I have also been working on the troop squad but am putting together a little guide with them so I won't be posting any pics. Needless to say, they all have neckerchiefs, beards with moustaches and wire pinned into their shoulder sockets, ready for the next stage. I will be converting the weapons next, ready to pin to the bodies so that the 'wire arms' can be bent to shape ready for the putty to be added.

With all that in mind... my thoughts turn to what's next.

I have got planned (so far):
1x Commander (Exo armour)
with command section (5x Exo armour)
Exo Armour squad (5x Exo armour)
Dreadnought
2x Infantry platoon (each with command and 2 squads)
1x Veteran platoon (with command and 2 squads)
1x Sentinel Sqn (3x Sentinel)

That's about it for now... so what's next after that? I have had Wyverns suggested as a support weapon and Chimeras... Hmmm.... :)
« Last Edit: May 17, 2015, 02:35:17 PM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #89 on: May 18, 2015, 08:26:28 AM »
Those are really cool. Changes the look entirely but really works well.
Have you seen the robots for the dakka dakka kickstarter?

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #90 on: May 18, 2015, 08:37:14 AM »
Cheers :)

The Dakka bots are a bit of a double edged sword... there are parts of the design that are excellent but there are others that look overly toy like. I am keeping an eye on them though... you never know what may turn up next :)
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #91 on: May 18, 2015, 02:50:10 PM »
I am far too tired and clumsy at the moment to be converting lasguns so I thought I'd make a start on the dreadnought (Sentinel and Squat for size comparison):



Obviously, the conversion is at an early stage but the original kit is from here:

http://www.clockworkgoblinminis.co.uk/ourshop/prod_3246483-US-Grizzly-Medium-Walker-28mm.html
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #92 on: May 21, 2015, 06:36:28 AM »
Glad you got rid of that central gun.
Are you going to take off the rivets? Might suit the sentinel better then?

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #93 on: May 21, 2015, 07:05:12 AM »
Good point... I hadn't thought of that...

I'm not sure...

But in other news, I have the third Vulkan in the same condition as the other two now so I will be working on their heads next :)
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 07:06:06 AM by Inso »
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #94 on: May 21, 2015, 09:13:08 AM »
I'm still waiting (patiently) for two walkers from the trollforged kickstarter. They look quite cool.

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #95 on: May 21, 2015, 11:03:09 AM »
I'm still waiting (patiently) for two walkers from the trollforged kickstarter. They look quite cool.

... Walkers? Any pix?
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #96 on: May 21, 2015, 06:47:09 PM »
I am really quite pleased how these are turning out. I have managed to get a hint of 'AT Votoms' in there... anyway, here are the almost finished Sentinels:



I only have minimal tidying to do and they are finished :) .
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #97 on: May 22, 2015, 05:35:54 AM »
I prefer those to the Votoms kits.

Here are some pics of a 3d print.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/131182444/assimilation-alien-host/posts/1090869

Offline Inso

  • Global Moderator
  • Really Like Totally The Most Doomey Thing Ever
  • ****
  • Posts: 9150
  • I am a Velociraptor; hear me ROAR!!!
    • View Profile
    • Inso's World
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #98 on: May 24, 2015, 11:14:18 AM »
Cheers... but as a true fan of the VOTOMs armour, we will have to agree to disagree on that front (my future plan is to build a Grymn version of a VOTOMs army... I will be converting and casting VOTOMs suits in a relatively small scale [1/60] and mass producing them... not yet though... later in life).

That walker looks very impressive but WOAH is it big :o !? That would have to be a proxy Knight or something in a GW army.

So... what's next in the army? I completely forgot about a commander... so I threw one together :mrgreen: :



And for finished pix of the Sentinels, Exo Commander and an overall army pic... you could visit here (if you wanted :) ):

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-sabatical-is-nearly-over.html
The light at the end of the tunnel is just someone with a torch, locking the gate.

Visit my blog at:  http://insosworld.blogspot.com/    It could save your life!

Do you like Grymn?  This is for YOU!:  http://grymnoutthere.blogspot.com/

My Shop: https://insoemporium.blogspot.co.uk/

Offline beefcake

  • Tyrant of the NetherHells
  • ***
  • Posts: 5270
    • View Profile
Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #99 on: May 25, 2015, 08:40:23 AM »
Loving the mo. That is both moustache and Mohawk. ;)

Army is shaping up nicely.