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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #300 on: February 09, 2017, 10:20:04 PM »
A bit more progress:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #301 on: February 12, 2017, 02:03:59 AM »
Engine at the front makes it more vulnerable.  Better install some sort of reactive or ablative armor.  Unless that is the sections already on the front.  In which case; Good choice including reactive/ablative armor to protect the engine at the front.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #302 on: February 12, 2017, 05:04:02 PM »
Engine at the front makes it more vulnerable.  Better install some sort of reactive or ablative armor.  Unless that is the sections already on the front.  In which case; Good choice including reactive/ablative armor to protect the engine at the front.

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Not that I disagree about the vulnerability factor, but in all fairness, the venerable M113 had its engine block up front, so its hardly ground breaking location for a rear access APC design...



Although the under-fuselage mounted exhaust pipes would probably require significant amounts of maintenance after any rough terrain work, and would be better with some sort of snorkel attachment for water crossing...

I really like this one though, but always did love the Panther tank...

 
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #303 on: February 13, 2017, 05:17:01 PM »
I'm gald you like it :)

All the other stuff... it's a sci-fi tank... so I can come up with all sorts of explanations for the bits that could do with changing... but I won't :D

The Panther Russ is finished except for trimming the tracks (I'll do that when I paint it) and the Hanomag pattern Chimera is also finished apart from the side skirts (which are made but will need to be left off until the wheels are painted)... I am currently decorating the Wolverines :) . There will be pix when they are finished :) .

... I also need to sort out the legs for sale... Hmmm...
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #304 on: February 14, 2017, 12:52:51 PM »
It's got to a point where I am going to end up messing them up because I am bored with them so, as far as they are concerned, the tank and transport are finished for now:



The tape holding the top of the tank on and the sideskirts on the transport on, is just temporary because I will need things to be removable for painting :) .
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #305 on: February 16, 2017, 10:51:58 PM »
I've been messing about with Exos... four down, one to go :) :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #306 on: February 17, 2017, 03:28:43 AM »
Very nice. I like the slightly top heavy look.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #307 on: February 18, 2017, 04:12:27 PM »
Cheers :)

They are all done now and are shown with the Captain:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #308 on: February 18, 2017, 09:24:59 PM »
Very nice GS work there. You really should start making your own range of stuff.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #309 on: February 19, 2017, 03:27:53 PM »
It'll happen one day :)

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #310 on: February 20, 2017, 04:47:34 AM »
Good to know. I'm sure you have quite a following.
I've been selling a few of my sculpts lately to Alternative Armies.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #311 on: March 30, 2017, 09:09:45 AM »
It's been very slow lately... but I seem to have gripped things again... and I finished all the arms in just three days :) ... These are the Maiden Guard; female Squat veterans:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #312 on: March 30, 2017, 10:30:48 AM »
What, no beards? ;) Hard to see what they really look like with the different mediums there. I'm sure they'll look great painted up.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #313 on: March 31, 2017, 01:33:58 PM »
No beards :)

This is a similar head painted up:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #314 on: April 02, 2017, 11:11:43 AM »
Once the Maiden Guard were finished, I started the first infantry squad for the third platoon. I have got quite far but unfortunately the picture is massive so if you are interested... here's where it's at :) :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #315 on: April 05, 2017, 10:52:00 AM »
This is the current state of the third platoon. I have just got to add beards, packs and weapons to the front 15 and they will all be at the same standard. The front five will be the command squad the other twenty will make up two infantry squads:

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #316 on: April 05, 2017, 11:33:04 AM »
That many arms must get tedious!
Looking forward to seeing them done.

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #317 on: April 05, 2017, 04:57:46 PM »
That many arms must get tedious!
Looking forward to seeing them done.

Yes... yes they do :o ... very...

Not nearly as much as I am :D
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #318 on: April 06, 2017, 09:24:34 AM »
Ha, is that because you'll have another cool little unit of space dwarfs or because you'll have seen the end of that set of arms to sculpt?

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #319 on: April 06, 2017, 10:16:28 AM »
... bit of both really... but I really get a kick out of seeing a unit completed... I guess it's a bit like climbing what can only be perceived as a mountain and then reaching the summit, knowing that it's downhill all the way from then on :)

When I was working on my tunnel fighter Grymn, I didn't have the same problems because I didn't have such a structured idea of what I wanted to achieve... it was only after I had converted around half the troops (and painted them) that I started working on a structure and getting specific models converted. Fortunately, the tunnel fighters were mostly head swaps with a little bit of armour added to their backs... these Squats are a little more involved and more structured as well.

The good thing is that I can use my Tunnel Fighters as a good example of spending four years converting to end up with an army I am proud of (apart from the unfinished command vehicle... which is packed away somewhere... in amongst all the other unpacked boxes from the move... :( )...

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #320 on: April 07, 2017, 10:20:57 AM »
So... to keep the ball rolling, I have now finished adding beards to the full platoon which means that next, I will be adding weapons and back-packs (as required) :) :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #321 on: April 09, 2017, 02:18:26 PM »
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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #322 on: April 16, 2017, 12:39:46 PM »
As part of another glorious change of direction... A Ratling sniper WIP:



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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #323 on: April 18, 2017, 10:10:29 AM »
The first one is finished and the second one is now on the cork :) . You will need to open the image in a new tab or something like that, for the 'actual size' image to be correct :) :

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Re: Another Space Dwarf conversion thread...
« Reply #324 on: April 18, 2017, 09:38:40 PM »
Looking very nice :)

Are you sure it's not a Watcher in the Dark, though ;)