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Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-14-2013 07:05 AM

The Ash Wastes Insurrection.... a tale of a collectors out-of-control spiral

I'm going to kick this off with a "quick" .. re-introduction.
Back in the dark ages of 2007, my then 10 year old son thought he'd like to try warhammer. So we bought the BFSP set.   He chose the dwarfs and I got the goblins.

Pretty soon the adventure escalated into an arms race between the goblins and dwarfs, with myself deciding that anything that hates dwarfs is good.  Hence the brief ownership of 3k or so worth of elves.   The elves got literally given away for nothing to another player last year.   Along the way I'd gotten to like looking for the older models. Then one day in 2009 whilst crawling through ebay looking for dwarf slayers and such for the boy, I discovered the existence of the 3rd Ed' Chaos Dwarfs.

Another day I found some Grenadier and Ral Partha orcs on ebay and thought they looked nice. Back then I didn't know about the differences in their sizes from GW O&G.   I just used them as my Black Orcs and goblins respectively.  Collection-itis had its claws in me.  The 3rd E'd Citadel and MM90 CD's got bought and later the Grenadier, Bederkin and Titan CD's came along.

The weight of metal was growing, with most things needed stripping and trimming and such and I sort of concentrated on that.  With the help of the Brush Slave comps I started to feel a bit better about painting.   At the end of 2011 we had plans to attend the CanCon 2012 tournament in january and as you know painted models are a must.   Preference wise I'm helm and mask orientated so I thought to practice my painting on the big hats that I had then and take them and that's why they are the only CD units that I do have that are fully based and painted to this day.

It was for that comp' that I decided to separate the Grenadier and Ral Partha Orcs out from the O&G army and use them solely for my hobgoblins.   This somehow led to my needing all the C36, DL2 Citadel and TSR ADD54 Hobgoblins which led to the Grenadier and Chronicle Hobgoblins (and Trolls and Ogres).  Then the Grenadier and Chronicle wolf riders that I already had got drafted in as permanent hobgoblins so I of course needed to get all of them.

Still up to now I hadn't really bothered with the 4th Ed citadel Hobgobs' except for a few as some small semblance of wallet awareness did exist. That was until september last year when I impulsively got a small, 60 odd figures, all metal, 4th Ed' army with all the on foot hobgob warriors included.  That now just leaves the mounted ones for later...........

And of course in the last couple of years, the Hellcannon and FW stuff came out.
I now know that my inept fat fingers really hate multi-part models and hence the fireglaives are still a mostly forlorn WIP.

The downward spiral still continues but so far this year I've been very good but it is in its early days yet.   Cheers!




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RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-14-2013 07:06 AM

The Army So far.....
The painted ones as a whole as also seen in the showcase section



and the unpainted legions

whole unpainted army as of 15 may 2013



my son thought that one of his slayers, is it "Grimlock Ironjaw?" was a fair match for this battle

the left side a little bit closer

including two blank bases for the WiP Destroyers

and the right side a little bit closer




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-14-2013 07:07 AM

More drivvle....  

How I got here
Originally I found the "Hand of Hashut" website and it was my first ever foray into a forum.  Later I found this one after reading a couple of the Word of Hashut magazines and eventually moved myself over here.

Preferred army list
Thommy H's.  I have used LoA and Ravening hordes. But I much prefer Thommy's as it allows me to use all the older models I have fallen in love with for something as well as the newer stuff.   LoA is great in that that we have an official list but it rules out using so much of what I have and want to paint.  And that one tournament I went too the LoA list was banned.

As a General….
I'm quite possibly the worst one on the Forum.  I literally don't get many games and I didn't win any last year at all and only a few small warband ones the year before.   As a consequence I don't really comment on other people's army lists or tactics questions at all

My Plans
Besides gathering my forces in secret until I can launch my insurrection at the arrogant lords in Zharr Nagrund!!
Well I intend to finish painting and basing those figures that have already been started like the Bull Centaurs and Wolf riders
And then at least begin to fill in the other gaps that exist in my army list, mainly whole units of Weapon/Shield combo's, fireglaives, decent banners and a BSB etc.
All the while continuing with all the WIP's and other fun projects that exist on the side.  

My Chaos, O&G, Undead and DoW armies are very sadly neglected at the moment

Colour Scheme(s)
Muted Oranges and metals mainly.  That theme comes from an old favoured football teams colours.  For them the basing is an Ash Plains theme.
But now I've got a small army from eBay already painted in another scheme with broken lava type bases (just needs a dozen or so models repaired and better basing before unveiling), it caused the plans for an alliance of clans to come into being.  So now I need a few more definitive colour schemes for the other clans that are currently "in waiting".

Fiction
Have done some CD stories that began as fluffy stuff I did whilst keeping the mind busy during long hours on the road. Two chapters are done and in the Word of Hashut so far.  But I got disenchanted with the rest that I had already written and have been trying to fix it.   It wasn't quite Dawi Zharr enough at all.

Other stories I've done were mostly very small and really only an elaborated telling of a game played here at home.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - BABIS - 05-14-2013 08:41 AM

you have one of the biggest army I ever seen!!

Oh my God!! you have a CD Juggernaut!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-14-2013 10:39 AM

Thats Ok Babis.  I know Zharr Nagrund isn't in Italy so you are safe!
You are quite welcome to join my insurrection though.

Mind you if painting skills added to the end result then you would definitely be an objective!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Yodrin - 05-14-2013 11:20 AM

OMG, thats a lot of figs!!!!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ceann Fine - 05-15-2013 08:08 AM

How did you do your large bases?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-15-2013 09:35 AM

I use MDF board for the bases and the movement trays.  It is easy for me to work with and the only thing you have to make sure of is that you seal them so that they don't fall apart if it gets wet.  Then I just glue a layer of sand on top and decide what to do from there.  For all the old solid based fig's I build up around their original bases with layers of PVA and sand until its reasonably level.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Red Skullz - 05-16-2013 01:25 PM

You remind me of a friend I had. He loved the stunties in both versions so much that he bought up the entire stock of dwarfs and CD in our local hobbystore. Quite a sight, very impressive but I do not envy you the task of painting it all up so all the best in getting the job done Happy

R


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Kamphre - 05-17-2013 04:58 AM

What an army!!!
What's the strange thing between the juggernaut and the Reaper Krung beast please? It seems to be something done with sprues, but not sure what it is.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Vogon - 05-17-2013 05:24 AM

That is an awesome collection I'm very envious.

you seem to have a large pile of Tenderiser and Whirlwind bits down at the front as well.  [shifty look] If you've got any spare bits you don't want drop me a PM [/]

Cheers

Vogon


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-17-2013 05:51 PM

Kamphre Wrote:
What's the strange thing between the juggernaut and the Reaper Krung beast please? It seems to be done with sprues........


Absolutely correct. It all just sprues cut and glued together.  It was my first effort at a destroyer. Basic bull body sort of frame and then i was going to finish it in the same fashion as my K'Daii.  It now been designated as the basis for a Bale Taurus

Sorry Vogon.. Got some plans for a double decker whirlwind somewhere. Most of the Ball and chain bits are broken enyway


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 05-19-2013 02:33 AM

Lol, all in all my long lost twin especially when regarding the win/loss ratio of those few games, though I really envy you that juggernaut.
Even if my approach at painting is more chaotic than yours. I don`t even think about army lists when I select what to be painted next.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-22-2013 07:15 AM

It time to start catching up with some of my WIPs

One of the K'Daii from GH 16 in its initial stages. heres the link to GH16.  http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/contest16.php





and below is the start of 30 or so BFSP that were being converted to Blunderbusses. I think they will be changed to be fireglaives instead before they get any further along as I'm pretty sure I've got enough actual BB models or other proxies








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 05-22-2013) - Abecedar - 06-04-2013 05:52 AM

Some WIP pics for the Bull centaur musician from GH ...  An old reaper? gorgon bull and a new Reaper dwarf Musician
The axe was bits-bashed.







it doesn't look like this anymore. I was never happy with the top half of the hat and the bulls body armour was atrocious. So that stuff is all gone and it is back to being a WiP
the fluffy stuff behind the right front hoof is supposed to be kicked up dust


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Da Crusha - 06-11-2013 09:23 PM

are you using a nail or a screw for that blunderbuss?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Abecedar - 06-12-2013 06:41 AM

Its a nail.    More specifically a "clout" which is just a nail with a large flat head i believe.  the lines you can see are ridges that let the clout grip the wood a bit stronger


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Da Crusha - 06-12-2013 10:44 AM

Aww neat that could really help with uniformity


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Kera foehunter - 06-12-2013 05:58 PM

Slow down !! or your need a bigger table Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Abecedar - 06-12-2013 08:33 PM

@ Kera.  The place the car is supposed to park is looking good

@ Da Crusha.  Yeh I kept looking for something I had easy access too as lots of spare round shields isn't one.  looked at buttons and washers etc to stick on the end of the barrels but nothing really worked then looked at things with a shaft and a flaired sort of end.  In the second picture, the one on the right is GS molded onto an "unused" injection needle. Pointy bit cut of and the remaining shaft used as a pin.  The one on the left is one of the clouts and I've ground out inside the end a bit with a dremel


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Fuggit Khan - 06-13-2013 04:04 PM

I love the bagpipes...it calls out to the Scot in me, plus it's just such a cool conversion. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Da Crusha - 06-14-2013 08:18 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
 The one on the left is one of the clouts and I've ground out inside the end a bit with a dremel


ohh thats what you did. I thought it was an optical illusion for a minute. I might give it a go.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 06-04-2013) - Abecedar - 09-28-2013 09:27 PM

Have finally finished some BC's.. or at least what I call finished.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Fuggit Khan - 09-30-2013 11:23 AM

Nice! I have always thought that any sensible Bull Centaur unit should always be led by Hthark the Unstoppable. Love the classics Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Yodrin - 09-30-2013 02:19 PM

Nice unite, and nice colors!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Abecedar - 10-17-2013 01:30 AM

This is what has been keeping me busy in what little spare time I have.  Three months ago, a club member here turned up with his MoW skaven and played against a Bretonnian fleet.   I already had two taurus's and a Thunderfire, so I thought my Army needs a Navy so I would be able to join in.  Now this same guy turned up years ago with his BFG stuff and I thought I'd give it a go and bought about $300 worth of stuff and he has never brought the BFG back.   This time I decided to make my own and not fork out lots of money.

So here is the beginnings of my Chaos Dwarf Fleet and their Norse Allies done in august and september








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Admiral - 10-17-2013 03:22 AM

Very promising naval beginnings. Will you add more details to the ships?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Fuggit Khan - 10-17-2013 11:35 AM

How cool! Very very nice, and how fitting that your boats are made from wood (as Warhammer boats should be) Cheers!

I have always loved Man O War...we Chaos dwarfs always had the coolest ships


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Abecedar - 10-18-2013 12:48 AM

Found the next lot of my navies photos (thought I'd lost them)

Here is some of the next stages in the WIP of the first Kingship and one of the Longships






And a group photo of all the Dawi Zharr and Norse ships.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Bloodbeard - 10-18-2013 02:59 AM

I've never played Manowar (heard it a lot though).

These little warships take me back to a time before warhammer, boltguns and dice.

A time of model planes and ships. Long hours in the shed buolding boats, eagerly putting them into the stream and ... often wathing them sink.

Good work.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Admiral - 10-18-2013 04:30 AM

Very good detailing work so far, but I think your big hat ships could have a go with the detail frenzy on their big hats and hulls as well. You're almost there, so carry the project to the goal.

Bloodbeard Wrote:
I've never played Manowar (heard it a lot though).

These little warships take me back to a time before warhammer, boltguns and dice.

A time of model planes and ships. Long hours in the shed buolding boats, eagerly putting them into the stream and ... often wathing them sink.

Good work.


It's a bit the same for me, although I didn't present the enthusiastucally over-glued vessels to a body of water. In second school class I, and a one year older neighbour, did build a large boat out of scotch tape and cardboard to put in the pool. It capsized. Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 29-09-2013) - Abecedar - 10-18-2013 06:25 PM

Am reasonably happy with the norse ships so far, but I don't think I'll be able to get anywhere near the detail onto the big-hat ships but I'm not giving up yet.

I used to make little ships too. Some i'd put in buckets of water in winter to see them the next morning when the water had frozen.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Fuggit Khan - 10-18-2013 07:59 PM

Bloodbeard Wrote:
These little warships take me back to a time before warhammer, boltguns and dice.

A time of model planes and ships. Long hours in the shed buolding boats, eagerly putting them into the stream and ... often wathing them sink.


We used to build large aircraft carriers out of popsicle sticks and scrap wood and launch them in the local pond. One group of friends on one side of the pond with their carrier, and another group on the opposite side of the pond with their carrier. Both sides would then take 25 cent Airfix plastic Zero planes (covered in glue), light them on fire and toss them Kamikaze style at the other guys carrier, trying to torch it. Lots of smoke, yelling, burnt fingers and annoyed neighbors. There was even one case of an unlucky frog who had made the poor decision to jump up on deck of a carrier right at the moment that a Zero was seconds away from crashing into it.
Last carrier standing would win.
Sadly, the same could not be said for the frog who went down with the ship Sad
He was posthumously called Admiral Frogbert.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Abecedar - 02-24-2014 04:08 AM

Am going to go through what has been keeping me occupied for the last while.  Sadly not much actual CD stuff, though the boar centaurs took a fair while by themselves.


Everything else is other armies and terrain that I've decided to finish and can be seen here
..TBA..


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Abecedar - 02-24-2014 05:11 AM

A minor update in the Man O War Wip's.  The navy will launch one day....

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Bassman - 02-24-2014 10:02 AM

Awesome navy! Longing to see them painted, look really promising.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Fuggit Khan - 02-24-2014 12:33 PM

Bassman Wrote:
Awesome navy! Longing to see them painted, look really promising.


Agreed Takes Hat off
Man O' War has always been one of my most favorite GW games


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - tjub - 02-24-2014 05:13 PM

Wow, great work on those ships! Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 18-Oct-2013) - Abecedar - 02-24-2014 05:30 PM

I wasn't real happy with that effort at detailing on the conning towers.  But I've found scraps of some type of cable tie used by our local overnight couriers, it is ladder shaped not solid. So I'll try them next.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Abecedar - 03-14-2014 10:23 PM

Not much of an update.  have begun work on the olde Juggernaut and got a bit of detail work done on one or so of my Man O' War fleet but no pics yet.  But now I've been conned into joining a local Bloodbowl league and so of course I now have to Get my footy team painted as well.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Abecedar - 03-18-2014 06:08 AM

The Hellfire Battlebarge with the conning tower redone ......  again.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Admiral - 03-18-2014 06:32 AM

It's looking better and better. Will you add some details to the hull and the side plates of the cannon? A lifeboat somewhere would be nice as well.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Abecedar - 03-18-2014 06:37 PM

Will definitely be adding more details.  But considering how my first effort at making windows myself by cutting into the wood turned out I will just have to find the right things to use.  I found those ladder shaped cable ties at an airport and they work well for the tower bits and I'll find other stuff somewhere / someday


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Abecedar - 03-24-2014 02:46 AM

I have made some progress on my Seige Giant.   I traded a couple of olde dragon ogres for him from a young Ogre player at our club.  But then he needed money bad for rent or some-such and I bought the dragon ogres back.

Here it is originally. Still had some mold lines and gaps.


Now re-undercoated with Army Painter spray "Buff" I think. His skin got washed with a reddy/brown wash I'd mixed ages ago.
And he's got his Kilt made from chains and the beginnings of his proper armour.
  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Yodrin - 03-24-2014 03:57 AM

CoolWink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Bloodbeard - 03-24-2014 06:16 AM

That chain skirt make him look like a giant princess. But I like chains. I would make sense to put chains on the angry giant and just cut him loose, when he needs to break stuff. And then having to put new chains on him after the battle.

You could add some spikes and skulls to the end of some chains.

The hook are great. Good use of plastik sprue. I would trim of a bit more of all the sides though. And then add some rivets/bolts with thin plastic rod. It makes it much easier to make the metal look good, some part to hightlight and for wash to gather around.

I'll steal the sprue hook idea for a giant - eventually. Properly after I made everything on the armylist.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Fuggit Khan - 03-24-2014 07:53 PM

I really like the chain kilt...and I am always impressed by your scratch built conversions using the most interesting variety of parts and bits. The plastic sprues are perfect Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection "Blog"  (last update 15-Mar-2014) - Abecedar - 03-25-2014 01:47 AM

I started doing the arms first just so i had an idea of where to go with it all.  Got rid of the shields off his arms etc and making a start on the "ripping Blades.  His right hand is drilled out to take a dowel and the plan is for a gauntlet and brace sort of thing with multiple headed flail(s) attached.

So the plan is to finish the armour and body first then solidify the base a bit.  Have got a nicely twisted idea for the helm and then lastly go back to work on the arms and weapons.  They really are only in their first stages of construction / conception and any ideas where to take them will be welcome


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 24-Mar-2014 with seige Giant WiP) - Abecedar - 03-25-2014 03:30 AM

Here is some WIP shots of my second BC Champion.

The pieces are a Reaper Bull? I think, a Reaper Minotaur mercenary and a loose BC Head and arm


This is where I'm up to at the moment.
The axe isn't finished (and is still detachable),  The join between torso and bull body needs thickening up before I can think about armour and I'm not quite happy with the face as a whole.
  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 24-Mar-2014 with seige Giant WiP) - Sticklander - 03-25-2014 05:19 PM

Interesting conversion. How did you remove the bull centaur head from the rest of the torso?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 24-Mar-2014 with seige Giant WiP) - Abecedar - 03-25-2014 09:43 PM

That head, I beleive now, is a failed recast attempt by someone.  It came with a Bull centaur I got from the US through ebay, back in 2010 .  The bottom edge was all wavy etc from the casting.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Mar-2014 with BC & Seige Giant WiP) - Abecedar - 05-02-2014 08:10 AM

I have made a start on a ziggurat.  This is the beginnings of very top level of it.  It will contain an alter and an image of Hashut.


  

I want to add lots of details and gradually build it up one level at a time


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 05-03-2014 07:03 AM

Here is where I'm up to with the temple today.  just some more crenelations to do.

  

Next is to get the second level sorted out.   I keep changing my mind on how wide and deep it should be.   Then maybe begin some detail work


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Admiral - 05-03-2014 07:11 AM

Nice temple project! The stair is at the same time fitting for Chaos Dwarfs with that stepped suppert and for Chaos in its odd construction.

Have you planned to add frescoes (like of Bull Centaurs) to the walls?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Kera foehunter - 05-03-2014 08:23 AM

Very nice temple  can't wait to see more
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RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 05-04-2014 07:03 AM

Thanks Kera.   A bit more tonight if I can get some photos done.

Thanks Admiral.   The stairs took up half a dozen pages of graph paper with scaled drawings whilst I struggled with height and depth and stuff.  I suck at getting scale right and thought I'd measure ten times (instead of twice) to cut once.  The graph paper is lined at 5mm intervals which I drew on for each step.  Trouble was the MDF is 6mm thick.  
I knew I definitely wanted a landing for a sorcerer to be on and that is what I came up with.   I am so glad you liked it for being "odd"


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 05-04-2014 07:21 AM

Here is today's effort.   the first level below the temple is built. up to a point at least.

  

A bit of cheating in the photos as all the crenelations on the walls are not fixed on yet.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 05-04-2014 07:26 AM

Sorry, forgot to say.   Yes I will be adding frescoes and braziers and anything else I can think of.   They are all classified as "details".   The exact details of which I haven't quite figured out yet to my satisfaction.

I think I'll have a go at carving some with a dremel and maybe try some wood-burning techniques.   neither of which I've actually ever done before.  

there is always that awesome dwarf mine for inspiration


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 31-Apr-2014 with Temple WiP) - Yodrin - 05-04-2014 11:05 AM

This is coming along nicely, looks great!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 06-30-2014 03:44 AM

Haven't gotten very far with the Temple / fortress for a while.  I have been having a try at carving stuff to make frescos (right word?) for the walls.




I have got a bit of work done on the interior of the temple but no pics of that yet and all work on the seige giant has ceased whilst I'm struggling with the Artisans project


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 06-30-2014 03:46 AM

here's a pic of one of my other distractions.   the begginings of my local football team.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 06-30-2014 03:49 AM

A recent addition to my forces (from borador)



As I didn't have any of these before (except the bannerbearer), it nows means I'll have to collect the rest of the range.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Admiral - 06-30-2014 10:08 AM

Nice frescoes, football team and helmet CDs. Good luck with the Artisan's entry. Happy

I don't know how well green or grey stuff adher to the material you're using (MDF?), but have you thought about making press-moulds of skulls, Lamassu faces or similar details, and copy them over and over again on the temple? Such small architectural details helps bind scenery to the detailed miniatures we use.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Toasted - 06-30-2014 04:32 PM

You have an incredible collection - you are very lucky :-)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 06-30-2014 10:20 PM

@Admiral.   The fresco's and details are hard and have taken a long time to get something i like.  Just getting scales and sizes and a unique shape that I like has taken me lots of hours so far.   I just bought (ebay) a set of proper hand gouges/carving tools as no hardware store within 3 hours drive has any at all.  Hopefully they will improve my efforts and i won't be able to blame the tools this time.  Yes It is MDF, very easy to work with and the green stuff I have should stick pretty well to fix any blemishes.  Or do artists call them character details or personal touches?
  
The footy team I already had just because of collectionitis.   A guy who has moved to our area (Stephen Babbage) is pretty full on with bloodbowl.  I always get sucked into any thing that turns up around here and he proposed a league get started.  So now the team has to come out of the cupboard and is getting tarted up.  He wanted me to drag my "Harthark" out of the bull centaurs unit (IE off its fixed 50 x 75 base etc) but I decided to make a couple of "customs" using a boar and BFSP dwarf WIP I already had and the Karagrim dwarf character and another spare boar body.  The foot-ball is a lego soccer ball and the spiky bits are off those plastic ties shops use to secure price tags to items.  So far the teams record is none for one.

As to molds, I've never haven't had much luck previously with making my own ... maybe later.

@ Toasted.  Thanks.  It's taken me years and more money than I wish to count to get them.  Alcohol (and/or depression) and ebay don't mix well for the wallet.   Have a real good look through our WIKI for what chaos dwarf models are are out there. More than you'd think.   I've spent hours, if not days prowling through the showcases on here and the old "Hand of Hashut" website looking for inspirations, and haven't regretted it.   I really believe that being in england you will have more opportunity than I to see great armies first hand.  Good luck and have fun with it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 07-20-2014 07:05 AM

Here is my latest big aquisition,  and for a fair price too.



After looking at all the pics I could find, it looks like it is missing one of its bolt throwers ( which I will make a replacement for) and two of the upstairs goblins.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 07-20-2014 07:11 AM

Thought I'd show you its actual size.  It surprised me when I finally got it in hand.

  

I weighed them as well.  The citadel goblin giant is 181 grams and the grenadier a whopping 1.29 kilo's even without the gobbo's that go with it


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Admiral - 07-20-2014 12:09 PM

That's insanely cool. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Zanko - 07-20-2014 04:41 PM

I love this giant - and I own him too! Big Grin

Brilliant choice to buy this model! Takes Hat off


                      Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 07-21-2014 12:58 AM

@ Admiral - Yes it is.
@ Zanko - I think I've drooled over yours a few times and been insanely jealous that you had one.  Quite probably your blog is where I first ever saw one.

this one popped up last month on ebay (from france) for a Buy-it-Now of 29.90 EUR ($43.00AU). There was no way I could resist after so long.
Postage was another 18EUR due to the weight


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 08-05-2014 07:11 AM

Have finally gotten some more work done on the Seige Giant.  Some battle damage, a few runes and some progress on his "hand" weapons;

Slave and sacrifice runes branded onto the giant
  

Left arm from first stage to weapon pick formed and braces straps on.....
  

and the start of the braces on his right arm



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Fuggit Khan - 08-08-2014 12:35 PM

Beautiful siege giant...it makes me want to try making one for my army as well. I love the idea of slave and sacrifice runes branded in his skin...quite a while back I had thought about making some slave/sacrifice tattoo's for some slaves, but your idea of it being branded is infinitely better! Makes sense that the Chaos Dwarf masters would use hot metal branding irons.
Well done Sir Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Admiral - 08-08-2014 12:49 PM

Great job on that siege giant!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Yodrin - 08-08-2014 02:19 PM

Great job!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Bloodbeard - 08-08-2014 02:26 PM

Abecedar, I just bought a giant because of your siege giant. The armor and the beautiful big pick. So my ohrde will have a siege giant... some day. Besides from hobggoblins I now have bits for every unit in the list.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 08-09-2014 02:37 AM

Pity I won't be able to use him as a GH slave, him being on the website already.  Just means he is on the backburner again, while I concentrate what little spare time I have on other slaves.  Mind you I'm not sure how I'd be able to add the "war-machine" component to him.

I missed our local club night last night (bloody work again) but some chaos kits-n-stuff was brought in to be sold and my son (bless his little cotton dwarfy sox) bought me another (my second) metal hellcannon for $30.00AU


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Admiral - 08-09-2014 03:59 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
Pity I won't be able to use him as a GH slave, him being on the website already.  Just means he is on the backburner again, while I concentrate what little spare time I have on other slaves.  Mind you I'm not sure how I'd be able to add the "war-machine" component to him.

I missed our local club night last night (bloody work again) but some chaos kits-n-stuff was brought in to be sold and my son (bless his little cotton dwarfy sox) bought me another (my second) metal hellcannon for $30.00AU


Yeah, he's on the site already in a painted state, so that's a pity for the contest. Perhaps you could have mounted rocket launchers on his shoulders? Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 10-13-2014 01:48 AM

My second destroyer is having a little bit more work done.  I started work on him at the same time as the Destroyer Golden Hat comp', but as I wasn't ready to start any lava bases back then he got put on hold.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 03-May-2014 with more Temple WiP) - Abecedar - 10-13-2014 02:11 AM

Two years ago I acquired 65 mini's from someone up in Queensland for quite a good price ($180.00AU).  I don't think I've seen them in our showcases here.  All of them are 4th Edition metals.  They are lava based as you can see.  I think its chopped up balsa wood on top of the plastic bases.  I thought it time I had a go at making them presentable.  I decided that if I stripped them completely they would never get done, so I'm trying to try and re-do them with a minimum of painting. Some still have their tabs but a fair few have had them removed and just glued onto the bases at their feet.

This is all of them.


This is how the bases looked originally. All straight lines and not real impressed with the paint.


This is my first effort at re-doing the bases.  Roughing up the straight lines and sand and glue to blur out those edges a bit more.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 10-16-2014 05:03 PM

I don't tend to say much here unless I've got some actual pictures but I thought I'd make a list of the current projects on the
painting table for you all (must be feeling lonely this morning)

From GH21  
-  The Juggernaut.  I can't decide how to finish some of the shields off
-  The Grenadier Giant.  Just needs all of his proper Goblins to be painted all round and a second bolt thrower to be made.
   I would love to add some details like extra chains and stuff later as well.
-  The Whirlwind. needs its proper wheel which I can't find now. The broken one I made is 1mm too big. and of course the
    hard bit of repairing the broken maces.
-  The Boar Centaur needs his wounded leg fixed and his paint scheme adjusted
-  The two new Death rockets need their crew finished and then to be based
-  And a few other slave related ideas that got started but failed to reach satisfactory status before the GH finished.  Like the spare death rockets
   and a palanquin and a couple of "not from this planet" slaves I thought would be funny.

Other CD stuff is  - the Seige Giant, the 65 metal 4th ed's with Lava style basing I'm struggling with, the second destroyer I started way back for GH19,
as it is lava based as well.  And the second Hell cannon

Then there is a Thrud and a Dechala I've been toying with.

I'm also really thinking my basic warriors colour scheme is too "dirty" and am currently changing the scheme on my first pair of death rocket
crewman slightly as an experiment.  And I've decided that my ash-wastes basing needs something else so I've added more to the newer projects and am quite
happy with the looks of it and will now have to upgrade the rest of my army to match

And I've gone and thrown my Big-Hat into the political arena.  The creation of Emissaries to venture across the globe and lure others into my Insurrection


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Fuggit Khan - 10-16-2014 07:44 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
the 65 metal 4th ed's with Lava style basing I'm struggling with

I always dread doing bases, I tend to put them off for as long as I can...but doing 65 all at once?! Auugh! Shock


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Bloodbeard - 10-17-2014 01:31 AM

Ah, lava bases! Been putting out doing them myself. Thinking "I'll wait and do all of them at once". That is a bad mistake Abcedar, it's super boring - and I only had to do 26, and 5 movement trays.

It's simply not fun to look at a finished beautiful model - and then have to add 1 brown, 3 washes, 6 red/orange/yellow, 2 washes, gloss varnish and stastic gras. ... And then do that again and again.

From now on I do the bases right when the miniatures are done! But I'm just about to be finished with all those "hanging" projects - and that feels really good.

Good luck! it's worth the work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Admiral - 10-17-2014 02:15 AM

Good luck! I always paint the bases simultaneously with the models. Since they are messy, they're usually the first part to get finished.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - TheHoodedMan - 10-20-2014 05:33 AM

Quote:
I acquired 65 mini's from someone up in Queensland


That`s a fine heap of models for a fair price, congratulations!
Doing all bases at once is the most efficient way, so do it. It doesn`t get better if you do it one by one Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-21-2014 05:21 AM

OK.  Its time for the monthly update of how all the current projects are progressing:-

-  The Juggernaut. I reckon it is now finished.  It will probably have to be used as a LoA Iron Daemon but I have noticed that its base is way bigger than my FW Iron Daemon.  So I will have to trim 15mm of its width & some of the length too and then re-do the edge finish I think before taking photos
-  The Grenadier Giant.  The Goblins are all done and fixed in place. The missing bolt thrower is yet to be made but as it won't be an original I will count the Giant as finished as well.
-  The Whirlwind. All Finished and it is Lava based
-  The two new Death rockets are finished and based on the Lava theme as well
-  The other slave related ideas are either slowly progressing or temporarily stalled.
-  The seige giant conversion is still pending as is thye second destroyer and hellcannon which are just in the beginning stages.
-  The lava based metal 4th Ed's are progressing very slowly.   I have decided to take the four blunderbuss equiped models out of the lava based unit(s) and strip them.  I'll add them to my other BB's to boost that units numbers.
-  Dechala is all but done, though it is only the decision on a WoC base style that has stopped her being finished.
-  Thrud is done. first time I've ever done jewels and I'm pretty sure I like I how I've done them.
-  The Emisaries are what is next on my priority list.
-  The re-doing of all my ash-wastes bases models will have to wait but they positively need to be done when compared to the newer scheme.

Yet again no photos for now.  Too much house and yard work at the moment.  These days off I'm pretending to be a plumber and putting in some drainage pipes.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Fuggit Khan - 11-21-2014 01:01 PM

Holy Hashut that is quite the shopping list of projects! No rest for the slaves Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-22-2014 07:18 AM

I'm getting worn out from whipping the little buggers.

I'd previously found a few hobgoblin models I'd started and hadn't completed.  So due to the heat today I managed to get them done. So I now have TEN more Hobgoblins to add to the army.  They consist of five Grenadier "Orcs", one TSR/Citadel Hobgoblin, three Ral Partha Great Goblins and one other whom I think is suitable enough to be a Khan on Foot.  

And I've also re-done the base on my Hobgoblin Master and his Hobhounds.   It was originally in my O&G scheme but now I'll be able to use it as a unit filler I guess


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-25-2014 02:13 AM

Ended up doing some photos for you all.

The four Death rockets together





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-25-2014 02:15 AM

The Hobgoblin Hound Master and Hobhounds with the base re-done

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-25-2014 02:16 AM

My two "Iron Daemons" together



You can see here the disparity between the two two bases styles


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Abecedar - 11-25-2014 02:19 AM

And just the Juggernaut on its own
  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 13-Oct-2014 - Destroyer and 4th Ed models) - Yodrin - 11-25-2014 02:36 AM

Looks really good Abecedar!!!! And I envy that JuggernautWinkWink Great work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 12-20-2014 10:12 AM

Have been doing some thinking and have concluded that trying to create three clans in my inner circle might be too much. So I'll probably just stick to only two for now. With one clan being mainly 4th Ed Big Hats etc and the other my 3rd Ed collection.

And now its time for the monthly update for december of how all the current projects are progressing:- Yet again no pics to display
-  The third installment of my fan fiction (Zhekdars Tales) is going through a final edit and almost ready for WOH 13 and have over written the previous two stories just to improve the style a little bit.
-  The Emisaries are progressing slowly with two done and two others about 75%. Have already recieved the emissary from the Prophet Zarrek and he is a truly worthy ambassador.
-  three 4th ed metal axemen are progressing along side the chosen, they thought of volunteering for ambasadorship but didn't make the grade.
-  The Artisans entry is slowly evolving and might well take me out of my comfort zone conversion wise.
-  The Ral Partha War Machine being pushed by the slaves that I had pushing my juggernaut in the last GH is almost finished. Just touching up the base is all that is left to do.
-  And lastly (I think) I have re-done the painting of the GD Hellsmith a bit and re-done his base as well.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Admiral - 12-20-2014 12:44 PM

I'm a fan of all your warmachines and the hobhound pack. Good job and great variety!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 12-21-2014 12:37 AM

Thanks Mate.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - TheHoodedMan - 12-21-2014 05:21 PM

Monthly updates are a great idea.
Thank you for the update on your activities. I am really looking forward to the entries of the Artisans Contest, great you`re making one.
Your two clans have both good colors, personally I prefer the black hatted dwarfs a little bit.
Hobgoblin wolf pack leader is a great composition.

Zarreks ambassador is proud to have accomplished the far journey to your tower and has important writings in his luggage ;-).


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 12-21-2014 07:01 PM

The different regiments of big hats will be from individual septs within the one clan.   And I think I agree with you. The black and gold hat looks pretty good with my new armour scheme.   I want to keep the orange on my first big-hats hats and the failed volunteers will become a trio of colour scheme testers.  I've tried orange with gold trim on a lord but the gold disappeared.  So now I'm thinking orange and black with only smaller details in hawk turquoise.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - TheHoodedMan - 12-22-2014 03:57 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
The different regiments of big hats will be from individual septs within the one clan.   And I think I agree with you. The black and gold hat looks pretty good with my new armour scheme.   I want to keep the orange on my first big-hats hats and the failed volunteers will become a trio of colour scheme testers.  I've tried orange with gold trim on a lord but the gold disappeared.  So now I'm thinking orange and black with only smaller details in hawk turquoise.


Orange and black sounds good for me, too. Orange and turquoise could be a nice combo as well. I`m curious how you`ll combine that Takes Hat off (especially as I have a little big hat army in my shelf - couldn`t resist Wink - and did not decide about the colors yet)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Red Skullz - 12-22-2014 06:19 AM

Great set of updates! That juggernaut is a fantastic miniature, would be cool scratchbuilding one of those.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Fuggit Khan - 12-22-2014 12:39 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
I've tried orange with gold trim on a lord but the gold disappeared.  So now I'm thinking orange and black with only smaller details in hawk turquoise.

I think orange and gold are just too similar on the color spectrum of 'warm' colors, like you said, they disappear when next to each other. Painting some black like you mentioned is a better bet, always good (at least I think) to mix up warm and cold colors to make a contrast.
Looking forward to see what you come up with Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 03:44 AM

Here is a unit filler I began with as part of the last Golden Hat and just couldn't get happy with the result.  I think its the third version of the slaves, that I consider barely passable and I will have to ponder on the next one before starting it.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 03:52 AM

Here is the re-painted Hellsmith.  I have touched up his paintjob to make it less of an all red look and brought his base up to what I want in a lava base.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Bloodbeard - 01-13-2015 04:24 AM

Is it a gigantic birthday cake?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 04:47 AM

And now my reworked Hobgoblin Khans on Foot.


  

  

This is a before and after picture of my repainted Gyokorunti

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 04:53 AM

No its not a cake.  If I made a cake it would have layers like a ziggurat.  
Bugger ... Now that has gone on the to-do-the-planning-for-projects list  

It supposed to be a treasure chest full of bribes


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 05:03 AM

Now my re-painted Mounted Hobgoblin Khans.

        



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 06:52 AM

Banners are beyond my confidance level at present.  I need to do a few and hopefully may attempt them this year.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Admiral - 01-13-2015 07:09 AM

Good porters miniature, and the same goes to say for the Hobgoblins and Hellsmith. Well chosen colours. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Yodrin - 01-13-2015 09:18 AM

Very nice set of Khans, great work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - DAGabriel - 01-13-2015 04:28 PM

As always, I love to read here.
And that repainted Khan is really a show.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-13-2015 04:40 PM

Thanks everybody.

@Admiral.  Took me a while to remember what 'porters' meant.  Its the word I've been looking for for ages to describe them.
@Herby.    I probably will print out banners for the 4th Ed figures.  I've got some MoW ones to do as well.  
I'm intrigued by the idea of a howling banner for Ghazak Khan.  One that like in the old roman? cavalry days. They look like a head on a stick with a fabric tube behind it and when wind rushed through it created a moaning sound.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-19-2015 07:43 AM

I think I forgot to add this to the army blog.   From Golden Hat 21 I present the finished Grenadier Goblin Giant.

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - TheHoodedMan - 01-19-2015 07:57 AM

That model is simply just nuts. A great one and you could also use it as a siege giant.

Congratulations to the khan models on wolf. They look awesome!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Abecedar - 01-19-2015 05:31 PM

Thank you sir.   I have finally found the base pole for the second XBow. It had gotten mixed up with other stuff I was cleaning up.  So somewhere this year I'll have to hand make the rest of it


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection  (updated 25-Nov-2014) - Yodrin - 01-19-2015 05:34 PM

That giant is freekin awesome!!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Scar - 01-20-2015 01:45 PM

Nice giant!! Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-21-2015 10:27 PM

A quick update. The emissaries from Zanko and TheHoodedMan will be my new CD Hero's No's 4 and 5

    

and my first 3 Hobgoblin Khans (on foot) have been joined by the emissary from Fuggit Khan




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 01-22-2015 01:00 PM

Bunch of good looking guys there Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-23-2015 07:45 AM

We have our local grand tournament, stalls and stuff at CanCon in Canberra tomorrow.  Didn't bother with entering again as I have to work from sunday onwards.   Hopefully I might find something worth buying.  There is one or two stalls that occasionally have some second stuff worth rummaging through.
In the past few years there have usually been a couple of CD armies and Ill try to get pictures and names.

And I've gotten rid off the "update headline" from out of my first post.  I always forget to change it anyway


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-29-2015 07:11 AM

Well not much was too be seen of CD's for sale at the Cancon.  I got a few War Beast two-headed dogs to convert into something but mostly I bought the X-Wing game and some of the other X-Wing game models.

There were two Cd armies being fielded in the tournament.  The owners are not members here and they gracefully allowed me to take some photos.  Would it be kosher to post them here do you think.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 01-29-2015 07:17 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
Well not much was too be seen of CD's for sale at the Cancon.  I got a few War Beast two-headed dogs to convert into something but mostly I bought the X-Wing game and some of the other X-Wing game models.

There were two Cd armies being fielded in the tournament.  The owners are not members here and they gracefully allowed me to take some photos.  Would it be kosher to post them here do you think.


Sure. Either here or throw them into the showcase section in a Cancon post.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-29-2015 07:26 AM

Have gotten some more work done on my seige giant's weapons.  Some bands for the straps to be "fed" through when attaching the weapons.

Left hand / arm
  

Right hand / arm
  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 01-29-2015 08:01 AM

Nice collection of heroes, and those are two nasty fist weapons on the siege giant. Well done, mate!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Yodrin - 01-29-2015 08:19 AM

Wow, great idea and it looks awesome!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 01-29-2015 01:01 PM

That's some very clever use of green stuff, it really adds so much to your Siege Giant. I especially like the added touch of the rivets...you should add rivets like that across his forehead too Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-29-2015 07:08 PM

Thanks fella's.  
You can see how I used the drawing up needle to make the rivet imprint.  I think it works as an inset rivet.

I have other plans for his head that hopefully will be revealed sometime soon.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-02-2015 08:35 AM

Well I've finally finished the Seige Giant and my Warlord (last seen having a severe nightmare in the artisans contest) has decided to take him out for a test-drive

    

I thought feeding the wire through his cheeks to act like a 'bit' would be fitting.
  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 02-02-2015 12:44 PM

Best siege giant I have ever seen!
The metal wire impaled through his cheeks, the custom armor and hand weapons, the lash marks on the top of his head and yes, the converted Chaos Dwarf Lord all all wonderful. This is a model I can look at over and over, and keep seeing new little details. Awesome!
And I'm surprised and happy to see you took the plunge and sawed up/converted a 4th edition mini...you have truly started your path down the darkside Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 02-02-2015 03:10 PM

Poor giant. I feel very bad for him.

Super great model Abecedar. So much character in him. Better than your first giant.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Yodrin - 02-02-2015 04:17 PM

Yea, coolest giant ever!!! Great job!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-02-2015 05:34 PM

Thanks everyone

@ Herby.   Oh yes he will have a danger - filled life.   He is going to be a bit of an extreme sportsman as I get things done for him.
@ Fuggit.   Not much of a conversion.  I'm in the marjorine zone of the darkside. ( as I sit here wearing my Darth Vader.  Father of the year T-shirt.).  I always intended the "barbed wire" to be wrapped around his head in homage to an old horror film.   Puttting the wire through his cheeks was a last minute idea I had to add the illusion of control for the rider.
@ Bloodbeard.  My wife felt sorry for him too.  The Grenadier Giant has its own character and you cannot do too much with them    except add a few chains.
@ Yodrin.  Thanks mate.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 03:12 AM

This is a bit late but here's a "monthly" update (februarys) of what I've been doing.

-  Lots of slave related ideas are all still simmering away in the stew of my mind, though I've finally finished the Ral Partha (Hob)Goblin War Machine.
-  The second destroyer and hellcannon are still stuck in the beginning stages.

-  The lava based metal 4th Ed axemen are still progressing very slowly.  The fact that they have a lot of different bits either all black or all gold means they need some changes so I'm getting into sorting out the changes they need in painting.  The beards are changed from black to grey and then will be blue

-  The next Emisarry to Bloodbeard is being planned.

-Of course GH22 is on my mind somewhere.

-And I've finally finished my Scribes #2 entry.  I originally sent in one right at the deadline that was too big and had to edit it down in a hurry.  So I'm happy with it now and you can read it in its entirity here;
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=15556

- Oh and so far three of the group buy packages are safely at their destinations and the German Customs have put one on hold fearing a hostile take-over by the troops inside.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 03:15 AM

Here is the Ral Partha (Hob)Goblin War machine
  

  

There is one other pic but photobucket says I've moved them, its a close-up of the skull. I don't know what is going on there. probably a too long original file name. I'll figure it out one year

Edit 24Oct2016 = Yep. that fixed it.   Here it is.........



It was a toooo long a file name when originally loaded up from my computer


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 03:21 AM

My two "DUS" unit fillers are now both finished.

  

I've borrowed their name from CJ Cherryhs Faded Sun Trilogy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 03:24 AM

Here are five 4th Ed warriors that I've been working on for months.  They were originally volunteers to be emissarys but didn't make the grade back then.





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 03-04-2015 05:26 AM

Poor ones, instead of lavishing at foreign courts now they are sent to the front.
What is "DUS"?
Great btw.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 03-04-2015 05:53 AM

Nice warmachine and beasts. I like the colour scheme on your army, seeing it up close on the infantry! And that siege giant is fantastic. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 06:29 AM

Dear DaGabriel, About the DUS.
I've borrowed their name from a creature in CJ Cherryhs Faded Sun Trilogy.   To describe them, well they are large ursine like creatures. Also described as being a cross between a bulldog and a bear.   They are larger than a man, immensely strong with tiny eyes and venomous claws, they are self aware and seemingly quite intelligent but inarticulate (IE - no speech)
They often form bonds with members of the Kel (warrior caste) whom they somehow choose as worthy.   If I remember right, that involves scratching the chosen one with the venomous claws and seeing if he doesn't die.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 03-04-2015 08:04 AM

Yes, I remember the Kell. Have read CJ Cherryh years ago, but as far as I remember only the first part of the trilogy.
Great to incorporate them as unit filler, will have to think about something in this line.
Perhaps something from Cthulhu? No, to much chaos, to little technics.....


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 03-04-2015 01:35 PM

I like your 'DUS' unit fillers, they remind me of large wombats, which makes them all the more cool.
And I am always happy to see 4th edition guys painted up in the classic colors, they are quite nice, I think they would of made wonderful emissaries Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 03-04-2015 03:06 PM

I'm planning your emissary too. I think it'll Mad Max. Ash Wastes. After End Times post apocalypse. Your army and paint style is like this too. An idea if taking form as I write.

Great updates.  The unitfillers are nice. Super cool war machine.

Can't remember: Do you ever play?

How about sharing an armyshot? You should have an army medal man. I'll throw together as list from an armyshot.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Yodrin - 03-04-2015 04:17 PM

Sweet!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-04-2015 05:43 PM

Thanks fella's.
The DUS are from a "Yowie" chocolate egg/toy range from years ago (a sort of aussie kinder surprise I guess).  The model is a Queensland Dicynodont.  A plant eating mammal like reptile that lived about 220 million years ago.  I was trying to make something out of the blue tongued or frilled neck lizard ones I have but then I remembered the DUS and liked that idea better.

@Bloodbeard.  As to an army list, well I'm trying to get one sorted but you lot keep putting obstacles in my way.  Like Scribes contests. and Golden Hats and Artisany stuff and then the wife does her bit wanting things done and .. and .. and then I have to go to work and .. and .. and
(I'll get back to you when I think of more excuses).

@Dagabriel.  The books are english language versions of course but would you like me to send them to you.
Having read them three times now (I think) I'm unlikely to ever read them again.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 03-04-2015 06:54 PM

I like the orange hats of the "to-be-emissaries". Great additions to your force, even as ordinary soldiers Takes Hat off.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 03-05-2015 07:15 AM

Abecedar Wrote:

@Dagabriel.  The books are english language versions of course but would you like me to send them to you.
Having read them three times now (I think) I'm unlikely to ever read them again.


Thx, found them for e-reader and started yesterday with them...


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-06-2015 01:09 AM

Bloodbeard Wrote:
.........   Can't remember: Do you ever play?


I do or I mean to say that I would if I could. I haven't had a game in almost a year.  It has sort of died out at our local club and my son is not that interested anymore


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 03-06-2015 02:36 AM

Abecedar Wrote:

Bloodbeard Wrote:
.........   Can't remember: Do you ever play?


I do or I mean to say that I would if I could. I haven't had a game in almost a year.  It has sort of died out at our local club and my son is not that interested anymore


Time to take away some privileges.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-15-2015 05:57 AM

Just thought I'd have a break from painting and had another thought that I'd tally up what is actually on my painting table.
(I know two in one day is stretching it)

Here's the list.
GH22 entry - Base and "mount"
GH22 entry - a mixed bag of 10 lords and hero's from which to choose from for the entry when they are finished.
(already have a clear favourite)
A Great taurus and a Lammasu
H'Thark the Unstoppable (my second one). This one based for Bloodbowl.
21 Metal 4th Ed' Axemen with Lava style bases.
37 Metal 4th Ed' Hobgoblin Axemen and Sneaky Gitz also with lava style bases.
My second Hellcannon.
10 Citadel Snakemen - testing out colours
A Raging Heroes Shedu Head
3 Plastic Axemen that I'm seeing if I can fix up their old paintjob to my newer preferences with hopefully minimal effort.
and a Taur'ruk under construction.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 03-15-2015 06:38 AM

That's a lot of stuff to be working on at one time... Wow...

I'll try and do something like that. Have 4-6 models besides my main project. In order to get through some of all that all metal that's getting into my project box.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 03-15-2015 03:31 PM

That list is really impressive. I`m sure you can manage it.
(For me that would end in a desaster Wink).
I`m especially looking forward to the GH entry and the Tau`ruk.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-05-2015 06:23 AM

A quick update on what is now on the painting table

The GH22 entry - My Skelephant and Baggronor Lord is finished of course.
The mixed bag of 10 lords and hero's i chose so as to have a choice for GH22 are all finished.
The Great Taurus, Lammasu and the 3 Plastic Axemen are finished.

These are what is still there awaiting more inspiration as I go along
H'Thark the Unstoppable (my second one) and another 4th Ed Warlord. This one based for Bloodbowl.
21 Metal 4th Ed' Axemen and 37 hobgobs with Lava style bases.
The second Hellcannon and the 10 Citadel Snakemen - still testing out colours
A Raging Heroes Shedu Head has had a bit more done but nothing dramatic.
I've added 5 more olde Hobgoblins and the WiP Taur'ruk is still hiding.
And i keep forgetting the Age of Vikings Saga mini's. My 41 strong Irish war band

The main focus for me at the moment is doing an actual Army List and accompanying photos


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-05-2015 06:36 AM

Heres my Golden Hat 22 entry.
God knows what I'm going to be able to do with the "Skelephant" though.
old................
I like this one of the models coming through the mist but it wasn't suitable for the competition as it a bit diorama-ish
  

  



new..............
  

    


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 04-05-2015 08:29 AM

I really like it! Where is the skelephant from?

My favourite bit on this model is the weathered bronze scales - such a neat looking piece.

I think your base deserves a bit mire work though, too empty. Maybe add some rocks, more bones or wash it to death.

You can always field it as a Destroyer in your army.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 04-05-2015 12:16 PM

This was a great entry and was definitely in my close decision for a vote. I wished I could give distribute some points to minimum 4 or 5 entries, thas was a pity.
It reminds me of Undeath and the Tomb Kings of Khemri and hit the End Times theme on the spot. Thank you for that great entry!

(I have to admit that the "out of the mist" shot would have significantly improved the look of the model, didn`t think it was necessary to limit the pictures in this respect)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-05-2015 07:37 PM

Bloodbeard Wrote:
I really like it! Where is the skelephant from?

My favourite bit on this model is the weathered bronze scales - such a neat looking piece.

I think your base deserves a bit mire work though, too empty. Maybe add some rocks, more bones or wash it to death.

You can always field it as a Destroyer in your army.


The skelephant is from Grenadier Miniatures in 1986 I think.
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Masterpiece_Editions
The other beastie is from Ral Partha and is an Undead Balrog. from Legions of the Liche King I believe.
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Masterpiece_Collection#10-309
and of course the Citadel undead dwarf.

Ooops.  I will have to take more photos.  That brownie coloured stuff is just thrown over the actual base which is finished in my usual manner.
I didnt think about it detracting from the entry only thought of disguising it.

Destroyer? Am not sure but why not


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-05-2015 07:40 PM

TheHoodedMan Wrote:
This was a great entry and was definitely in my close decision for a vote. I wished I could give distribute some points to minimum 4 or 5 entries, thas was a pity.
It reminds me of Undeath and the Tomb Kings of Khemri and hit the End Times theme on the spot. Thank you for that great entry!

(I have to admit that the "out of the mist" shot would have significantly improved the look of the model, didn`t think it was necessary to limit the pictures in this respect)


Thanks. The undead theme is the only one I know of for EoT
But all the close up ones didnt look any good as you could see the fibres too clearly


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 04-06-2015 12:51 PM

One of the entries I admired, too.
Love that miniature of the skelephant, have to look for one, too.

Paintjob and that weathering are superb.
Base was the one thing that gave it a malus and the misty pics are really  a major improvement.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 04-06-2015 01:38 PM

Very nice GH entry Abecedar, yours was one of the ones that I felt really fit the End Times theme Cheers!
It was also a bit of nostalgia, I had that old Grenadier model back in my early college days...I can't remember whatever happened to it, but I do recall it was a beautiful model. You certainly have an impressive collection of vintage models Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 04-06-2015 01:44 PM

I also like your entry and you got my vote! Takes Hat off

Love the old Grenadier Skelephant! I owned the model but I donated it to a friend of mine.

The "out of the mist" pic is ace! Cheers!


                     Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-07-2015 07:24 AM

Heres a pic of the "Skelephant" as it is normally without all the dross over the base, and one with my misguided disquising gravel all over it.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-07-2015 07:29 AM

Here is a progress shot of the unit of 4th Ed Warriors with the 'Lava' base theme.
I've have been slowly going over them to make them mine with the orange and black scheme.
The guy at the front left is the last of them with their original scheme that they came with.





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-07-2015 07:43 AM

Now for 6 of the guys I intend for use as Heroes of different types: they all got painted up for the end of times GH to see which models would look the best in the Howdah.








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 04-07-2015 07:54 AM

A good choice of models and nice to see that they fit well to each other Cheers!!
Please make an additional picture with better light, the pics do them models no justice Wink.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-07-2015 07:59 PM

Well I’ve have finally gotten my Army list sorted out, and a picture of it taken.
These are all my painted Chaos Dwarf models, apart from the two big based centrepiece items,
the three or four other small unit fillers that I haven’t included
and the 2nd Ed Hobgob Rocket Launchers themselves which legally can’t be used.
So without any further drivvle.

Army List Total = 8187 pts

LORDS Total = 1535 pts
385 pts Sorcerer #1  (Astragoth) L4 Talisman of Preservation 45;   Earthing Rod 25;   Charmed Shield 5;   Pistol 5.
550 pts Sorcerer #2  (Mtd 4th Ed’ Lord) L4 Great Taurus 145; Dawnstone 25; Armour of Bazherak 50; Potion of Speed 5;    Blood of Hashut 20;   Pistol 5.
600 pts   Sorcerer #3  (Mtd 4th Ed’ Sorc) L4 Lammasu 195; Talisman of Endurance 30; Tricksters Helm 50; Blood of Hashut 20;   Pistol 5.

HEROES Total = 1375 pts
155 pts Daemonsmith #1 (Hellsmith) L2 Dispell Scroll 25;   Pistol 5
185 pts Daemonsmith #2 (4th Ed’ Sorcerer) L2 Power Scroll 35;   Pistol 5
195 pts Daemonsmith #4 (MM90 Sorcerer) L2 Armour of Silvered Steel 45;   Pistol 5
192 pts Castelan BSB #1 (FW Standard) Banner of Slavery 35; Gt Weapon 5;   Shield 2;   Pistol 5,   Naptha Bombs 15.
177 pts Castelan #1   (Ulfo Bloodmask) Mask of the Furnace 65;   Gt Weapon 5;   Shield 2;   Pistol 5
190 pts Castelan #2   (4th Ed’ Hero #1) Ogre Blade 40 pts;   Enchanted Shield 5;   Naptha Bombs;   Pistol 5
76 pts Hobgoblin Khan #1 Ghazak Khan on Giant Wolf Dagger of Malice 20; Spear and Shield
85 pts Hobgoblin Khan #2 4th Ed’ Khan on Giant Wolf Ruby Ring of Ruin 25; Spear and Shield
40 pts Hobgoblin Khan #4 HM’s Headtaker
40 pts Hobgoblin Khan #5 Gyokurinti the Strangler
40 pts Hobgoblin Khan #6 3rd Ed Manic Hobgoblin Hero

CORE Total = 2057 pts
544 pts 4th Ed CD Warriors  x  31 with Great Weapons and Razor Standard (45)
754 pts 4th Ed CD Warriors  x  40 with Blunderbuss’s
192.5 pts Hobgoblins #4 with Bows and Shields  x  31 - (Ral Partha Orcs)
187 pts Hobgoblins #3 with Bows and Shields  x  30 -   (Grenadier Orcs)
165 pts Hobgoblins #2 with Bows and Shields  x  26 -   (Citadel DL2 & C36 Hobgoblin mix)
214.5 pts Hobgoblins #1 with Bows and Shields  x  35 - (Citadel F10 Orcs, TSR Hobgobs & 2nd Ed Rocket Crew + Chronicle Hobgobs)

SPECIAL Total = 2140 pts
355 pts Bull Centaurs x 6 with Great Weapons and Shields  - (4th Ed Bull Centaurs)
300 pts Bull Centaurs x 5 with Great Weapons and Shields  - (2nd Ed Whirlwinds & Tenderisers + Hobgob Houndmaster and 5 hounds)
175 pts K’Daii Fireborn x 3 (incl Manburner)
400 pts 4 x 4th Ed Death Rockets
195 pts Dreadquake   -  4th Ed Earth Shaker
145 pts FW Magma Cannon
570 pts Iron Daemons x 2  -  FW Iron Daemon and Juggernaut

RARE Total = 1080
205 Hellcannon
550 Seige Giant  x  2  -  Grenadier War Giant and converted GW Giant.
325 K’Daii Destroyer


Front Row from left to right.
K’Daii Destroyer; Hobgoblins #1; Hobgoblins #3; Hobgoblins #2; Hobgoblins #4; Siege Giant #1

Second Row
Hellcannon; Bull Centaurs #1; CD Blunderbuss’s Iron Daemon #1; CD Warriors; Bull Centaurs #2
K’Daii Fireborn; Seige Giant #2

Third Row - Left
Death Rockets x 2; Dreadquake; Magma Cannon; 2 x Khans on Great Wolves

Third Row – Right
Iron Daemon #2; Death Rockets x 2

Ziggurat
Astragoth; Hellsmith; 4th Ed Sorcerer; MM90 Sorcerer;
Castelan BSB (FW banner); 4th Ed hero #1; Ulfo Bloodmask
Hobgoblins Khans #’s 4, 5 & 6
4th Ed Sorcerer on Lammasu; 4th Ed Lord on Great Taurus






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Time of Madness - 04-07-2015 08:46 PM

Great stuff! That deserves a medal!

Time of MAdness


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 04-08-2015 01:41 AM

Very great stuff, a shiny diamond has been awarded.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Yodrin - 04-08-2015 01:42 AM

GRATZ, an impressive display of models!!!!! FAntastic work!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-08-2015 06:41 AM

Thanks everyone.   Its time to concentrate on some more core units now I think.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 04-08-2015 06:55 AM

Great, great, great! What a force!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 04-08-2015 11:57 AM

A Diamond Army Medal!
Congratulations man! Time for drinks at the local brew house Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - BABIS - 04-09-2015 11:01 AM

congrats!!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Parish - 04-09-2015 11:54 AM

Impressive ! Well done Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-09-2015 05:24 PM

Thanks fellas


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ben Saunders - 04-12-2015 05:29 PM

Congratulations from me too. 8000 points is a really impressive achievement.

What next though? Do you really need any more? I guess we all know the answer to that... (Of course yes!)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-12-2015 06:46 PM

Whats next?  10,000 pts of course.

I've 20 odd 4th ed CDs and the same in hobgobs started on the painting table and I've undercoated a set of 3rd Ed D3 CD's.   Once they are all finished I'd  like to get more variety of the other 3rd Ed stuff done this year before doing any more 4th Ed troops.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 04-12-2015 06:59 PM

Well done, Abecedar! The army looks neat on the pictures, and the cotterie of characters is just lovely. Congratulations to the new medal. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-12-2015 10:54 PM

My pledge way back at the start of 2012 was to earn an Army medal.  Took me a while but I got there.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-12-2015 08:24 PM

Here it is Post #2000.
Been a bit snowed under lately and haven't done my monthly updates. I've gotten nothing done so far for the Artisans contest and I have made small inroads into clearing the painting desk backlog.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 06-13-2015 12:58 AM

Tried to fix it for you. ... That makes no sense!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 06-15-2015 11:38 AM

Well done on the second unit of 4th edition warriors, always warms my heart to see the classics Happy
Not really sure why the second pic won't upload/display...but I do enjoy the image of the howling kitten Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-15-2015 06:46 PM

I think the little moggy is laughing at me.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 06-16-2015 01:52 AM

Aren`t they doing that all the time?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-16-2015 01:58 AM

Quite frankly .... Yes.

Edit in 2016.  Most of the problem is file name length related.  the original name of the file before uploading to photobucket and the folder name in photobucket all add up to a too long name for the image link to be accepted by our Forum PhP thingie


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-04-2015 08:24 AM

Behold! the First of your kind.   The Black Dwarf and my Artisans 17 entry



And what is was made from.
An old rusty carraige lamp.


A terracotta pot and the top bit of the lamp


And you can see the "Horns of Hashut" in my attempt at a mountain range as a background



new...................

  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 07-06-2015 11:36 AM

I loved your entry...and quite an interesting choice of materials you used. A terracotta pot (no wonder it looked like real stone!) and a rusted lamp.
I would of never guessed a rusted carriage lamp in a million years Takes Hat off
And what is the base made of? It looks like a chipped brick? Whatever it is, I love it Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-06-2015 08:31 PM

The base is just a chunk of Styrofoam.  I cut the shape of the blocks into it then I painted it with a water based undercoat. I didn't try to get a perfect coat of it.
Next I used a cheap can of spray paint called "clay stone".  As you know spray paints eat Styrofoam and it this way it just ate little holes in the imperfections in the undercoat.
After that it was a dry brush with a grey colour. And then I ran out of time.
I wanted to try and make the base and the pot / tower match up colour wise.
Apart from destroying the remainder of the lamp, all I did with it was a coat of rust converter


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 07-07-2015 01:28 AM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
I loved your entry...and quite an interesting choice of materials you used. A terracotta pot (no wonder it looked like real stone!) and a rusted lamp.
I would of never guessed a rusted carriage lamp in a million years Takes Hat off
And what is the base made of? It looks like a chipped brick? Whatever it is, I love it Cheers!


I also liked the different materials used and it got a vote from me. Kind of innovative.
Thanks for sharing!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-07-2015 06:15 AM

Thanks for the votes of confidence fellas. Thanks Heaps.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-28-2015 10:51 PM

I haven't done an update for a while so I thought I'd do one.
Since I finished the unit of 4th Ed warriors I've progressed fairly well with the 4th Ed hobgoblins. I just have to finish the bases and do some shading.



I've been painting my bloodbowl team in conjunction and I've now decided to change the bases to their "proper" round ones. I couldn't handle the ridicule anymore.

Other than that I've been distracted by building a Great Hall for Saga.
There are some WiP pics here.
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=15821&pid=260330#pid260330

Oh and I've done some work on some black orcs and up to basing them but not much else


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 07-29-2015 01:42 AM

That`ll be a decent unit Cheers!.
Do you plan to give them shields?
Last times I played I gave shields to the units and it payed out. Because of the parry they were steadfast one or two melees longer.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-29-2015 02:18 AM

That is another massive job, but yes I do intend to put shields on any models that should have them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 07-29-2015 11:49 AM

Abecedar Wrote:

Look at all that beautiful vintage goodness <3
Love 'em! Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-29-2015 06:51 PM

Hah. Vintage. I still consider them the new-kids-on-the-block.
Even though I belated (2007?) started collecting Chaos Dwarfs, it was a 3rd Ed passion and I wasn't fond of the 4th Ed big hats and at the time though I wouldn't bother with them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 07-30-2015 02:24 AM

Nice progress Abecedar. Adding entire regiments painted at a time. Good way yo expand the army.

And congratulations on getting round bases on the BB team. I guarantee they'll play better this way.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2015 06:45 AM

Bloodbeard Wrote:
Nice progress Abecedar. Adding entire regiments painted at a time. Good way yo expand the army.

And congratulations on getting round bases on the BB team. I guarantee they'll play better this way.


Thanks mate.  No BB games in sight. Our neonatal league collapsed when Steven Babbage had to leave the area at the end of last year


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2015 06:52 AM

Got some quick progress done over the last week.  I have been house-bound with a nasty chest infection.
Damn these harsh Australian winters.

Anyway.  Here is my first unit of 4th Ed Hobgoblins.  27 of them.  Need to do a proper musician and boss though





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Dînadan - 08-01-2015 06:56 AM

Nice hobgoblins.  I'd recommend giving the hair a wash with sepia to make them really pop.  Will you be giving them shields at some point?


Abecedar Wrote:
Damn these harsh Australian winters.


Aka a heatwave in Britain Tongue Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2015 07:05 AM

Yes to the shields, at some later date.  
good pick up.  I did those (five) with hair at the back almost the very last of all when I noticed that I'd missed it and the standard bearers hair too and forgot the wash/shading.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2015 07:12 AM

And here is the 8 Sneaky Gitz and another Standard Bearer from the same batch buy of figures.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - DAGabriel - 08-02-2015 03:15 PM

The year of Hobgoblins continues, great work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Timothy Archer - 08-02-2015 03:37 PM

I love the hobgob paint scheme. They look less grotesque and more violent. Great


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-02-2015 08:27 PM

Thanks Fella's


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 08-03-2015 12:44 PM

Beautiful Hobgoblins <3 ...and some very nice bases too. It's interesting to see the evolution of your bases over the past years.
And Hobgoblins with blonde hair, I think that might be a first Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Dînadan - 08-03-2015 12:51 PM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
Beautiful Hobgoblins <3 ...and some very nice bases too. It's interesting to see the evolution of your bases over the past years.
And Hobgoblins with blonde hair, I think that might be a first Cheers!


You're assuming of course that they're natural blondes and they haven't just scalped some elves Tongue Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-03-2015 05:34 PM

Dînadan Wrote:

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
Beautiful Hobgoblins <3 ...and some very nice bases too. It's interesting to see the evolution of your bases over the past years.
And Hobgoblins with blonde hair, I think that might be a first Cheers!

You're assuming of course that they're natural blondes and they haven't just scalped some elves Tongue Wink


I was going for lank and greasy yellow hair as their trademark.
I get in real trouble with describing blondes at home.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-08-2015 07:53 AM

Have finished my Blood Bowl Team.  Well as much as I'm gunna do for now.
I'd originally thought to do them all on square bases so the "team" would add to the army units.
The Minotaur was finished a while ago but I'd had it set aside for the moment, so it is already on a square base.
I may or may not change it to the proper round one.  I'm not foreseeing any BB games any time soon.




  


The shiela is my Apothecary, she's a reaper mini, I think.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Axtklinge - 08-09-2015 10:40 AM

Nice looking team, congrats!
Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 08-17-2015 04:59 AM

somehow my first comment vanished - probably my *pineapple* old mobile Wink.
Great Bloodbowl models, especially the hobgoblins!
Is it possible to play hobgoblins only? (don`t know the BB rules)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-17-2015 06:25 AM

TheHoodedMan Wrote:
Is it possible to play hobgoblins only? (don`t know the BB rules)


I don't know the rules either really,  but I think you could field just hobgoblins.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 08-18-2015 12:39 AM

Hehe, thats a cool Minotaur! Happy

Yes, its possible to play all hobgoblins they are 0-16.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 08-18-2015 05:29 AM

tjub Wrote:
Hehe, thats a cool Minotaur! Happy

Yes, its possible to play all hobgoblins they are 0-16.


Though that team might get a pretty big CAS score against it.

Fill it up with "sneaky git" and "dirty players".


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-17-2015 07:36 AM

Well my "Army Blog" is way overdue for an update.

My GH23 entry is in.   All for the past 6 weeks it alone has been responsible for the fact that all progress on my backlog has stalled.

My "Paint" pledge was to finish all my CD models that I had actually started painting and not finished.
So far I've completed a unit of 4th ed Warriors and one of 4th Ed Hobgoblins as well my Blood Bowl Team.

Next on the list is some BC's.   But I think I will have to change plans for the last of my 4th Ed Bull Centaurs.   I have six already painted and based in 75mm x 50mm size for WHFB.  The ones that remain are mostly based to size on 75 x 50 but not flocked etc and need more work in other ways as well before being finished.

I think I maybe should return them to 50 x 25 base size for use in Kings of War.
Any opinions?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-18-2015 12:21 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
The ones that remain are mostly based to size on 75 x 50 but not flocked etc and need more work in other ways as well before being finished.

I think I maybe should return them to 50 x 25 base size for use in Kings of War.
Any opinions?

I would go with returning them to a 50x25 mm base...not only am I a big fan of Kings of War, but I think the vintage 4th edition BC's (due to their smaller size) just look better on a 50x25 mm base. Just my opinion naturally Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-19-2015 05:40 PM

Very well done Blood Bowl team, Abecedar. Great choice of colours and miniatures. Also, nice Hobgoblin unit!

I could get around to do your flayman before I jump on Madhatter's special order again, but it'd still be a long wait for the emissary. So unless you're very eager to have a flayed one done and sent to you ahead of the ambassador, please expect a wait of quite some months. Don't worry, it will be done. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-19-2015 08:04 PM

thanks Admiral.  I'm so far behind schedule on the next round of Emissarys its not funny.  So no rush at all


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-04-2015 06:37 AM

In efforts to get my painting table cleared, I can now present to you.....
My CD Man O War Fleet.

  


  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-04-2015 07:21 AM

This is my GH BSB entry.

  

  

  

  

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RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 10-04-2015 07:33 AM

Impressive entry! It had my vote. It's just as brutal and weird as you'd expect the Chaos Dwarfs to be. The side banners are a nice touch, and the banner bearer himself is certainly Chaotic, but the stretched-up flayed Slayer steals the show. It's so well done, especially with the ropes attached to the skin. Great in every way. Flayman tutorial updated with it. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-04-2015 11:09 PM

Thanks. I loved making it.  Doing the flaying was a new thing for me and also the ribbon banners; which worked out well from my perspective.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 10-05-2015 01:42 PM

Another great entry from you Mr Abecedar Takes Hat off
You got my vote...a nice conversion in tribute to Admiral's wonderful tutorial, and it's wickedly gleeful in a proper Dawi Zharr way Cheers!
Plus I'm a sucker for the nicely done Chaos Dwarf death runes on the ribbon banners Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-05-2015 09:28 PM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:
Another great entry from you Mr Abecedar Takes Hat off
You got my vote...a nice conversion in tribute to Admiral's wonderful tutorial, and it's wickedly gleeful in a proper Dawi Zharr way Cheers!
Plus I'm a sucker for the nicely done Chaos Dwarf death runes on the ribbon banners Wink


Thanks mate.  My first ever effort at making paper banners as the two banner poles looked too bare on their own.
I didn't try to get too fancy and I was quite pleased how the worked out.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-12-2015 03:32 AM

Well I have finished the other three Standard Bearers who made it through the first round of auditions to become my BSB for the Golden Hat comp.



  

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 10-12-2015 04:58 AM

Great!
I like all of them: The guy with the winged helmet is a great miniature, I like the shield of the second one and the standard from Titan wargames.
Superb addtions to your forceCheers!. The contest obviously paid out for you.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 10-12-2015 07:13 AM

Yep, your army is better off now with its new banners. All three models look good and brings a colour coherency of standards to the collection. Well done, Abecedar! Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 10-12-2015 01:33 PM

Shock
Wow! Those are some very nice standards...I'm at a bit of a loss to decide which one I like the most. As Admiral said, they have a nice cohesive look to them, despite being three completely different model styles...I'm sure that was not easy. Great conversions, all of them Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-12-2015 07:22 PM

Thanks fellas, I have decided to go with the rusted look for the bases of my 3rd ed era models,


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Axtklinge - 10-14-2015 05:07 AM

Nice looking BSB's!
Congrats!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-14-2015 09:56 PM

Thanks.
The only bit I'm disappointed in is that my "Bulls" head/face on Dronzac Bannerfists banner looks more daemony than I wanted


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 10-15-2015 02:34 PM

The chainmail banner is really great Abecedar! Very nice indeed.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-04-2015 06:38 AM

Doing a catch up and clear out of things on my painting table before I can concentrate on the Artisans contest.
First up is my Man O War Critters.  I've done the four I used in my MoW game and added a D&D beetle from my collection.

Here they are all together, about to gang up on my poor flagship


The Grenadier Dragon and Sea Serpent

The Sea Serpent obviously needs work on his horns and the Dragon mane needs highlighting I think

My Dragon Turtle and a scratch built Crab monster.  It is made of a bit of a ?-undead scorpion and an old sea shell.

Missed the turtles claws in my rush to clear the table.

And the new addition I present the beetle thingy.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-04-2015 11:41 PM

Got some time now to upload the other squad I've managed to mostly finish.  I've now got a unit of Black orcs that consists of a mix of models. 

This is the general who is inspecting them. He is the Grenadier Orc general from the "Orc Generals Chariot" set.  Thought I'd include a comparison photo for scale.  He is not quite the biggest of them.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 11-05-2015 01:21 AM

Never actually played Man O War, is it a good game or just big out of nostalgia? I enjoyed games like Dystopian Wars alot. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 01:31 AM

Now for the Inspection parade.

The recruits all come from the following sources:-
The 1993 Grenadier Catalog:-
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Catalogs_%28Grenadier%29
The Chronicle N14 Ogres from here:-
http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Chronicle_N14_Ogres_-_Collectors_Guide
and the single CM9B chieftain from here:-
http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Chronicle_CM_Series_CM9_-_Collectors_Guide#CM9B_to_CM9F_Hobgoblin_Command_.26_Archers
and the Bryan Ansell early Citadel models:-
http://solegends.com/citboxes/c1bachaos.htm

First batch of "Black Orc" recruits from left to right

Chronicle N14 Ogre "man Sticker or War Chieftain"
Grenadier #939 "Troll with Smashing Weapon"
Grenadier #908 " Ogre Berserker"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Dwarf Defiler"
Grenadier 5626 "Giant Orc warrior #3"






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 01:35 AM

tjub Wrote:
Never actually played Man O War, is it a good game or just big out of nostalgia? I enjoyed games like Dystopian Wars alot. Happy


After one game, I would say Yes it is a good game.  I didn't start this hobby until 2008 ish so I haven't any nostalgia


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 01:38 AM

Second batch of Black Orcs in the inspection parade.

Grenadier #909 "Ogre Mercenary"
Grenadier 51025 "Hobgoblin Command Drummer"






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 01:42 AM

Third batch of Black Orc recruits (left to right)

Grenadier #907 "Ogre Armoured"
Grenadier #51006 "Hobgoblin hero #1"
Grenadier #51006 "Hobgoblin hero #2"






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 01:47 AM

Batch No4 of the Black Orc recruits for inspection.

Grenadier #938 "Troll with Cutting Weapon"
Grenadier #5624 " "Great Orc Warrior #1"
Chronicle CM9B Hobgoblin Chieftain"
Grenadier 51038 "Hobgoblin Warrior #2"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Groin Ripper"






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 02:01 AM

Batch No5 of "Black Orc" recruits,

Bryan Ansells "Num-Tin, Giant Hobgoblin Champion"
Grenadier #950 "Orc Leader 32"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Bone Crusher"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Hobbit Slicer"
Grenadier #5626 "Giant Orc Warrior #3 (second one)






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 02:11 AM

Now Batch No 6 of the Black or recruits for their inspection

Grenadier #5625 "Giant Orc warrior #2"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Man Sticker" (second one)
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Arm taker"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Ear Chewer"
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Dwarf Defiler" (second one)
Chronicle N14 Ogre "Arm Taker" (second one)






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 02:17 AM

These last 3 Black Orc recruits aren't quite finished yet.

Grenadier #941 "War Troll Champion"
and two Bryan Ansell's "Arralack, Ogre Champions"
The War Troll's right arm came damaged, no right hand.
I think I'll do a weapon in his arm like the pale orc in the LoTR Hobbit.
One Ogre will be a standard bearer and the other I'll replace his mace head with something suitable.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-05-2015 02:21 AM

Here is the unit as a whole. As some of their bases had to be 25 x 50mm to accommodate the figure, the units size / footprint will come to 35 in total once the other three are finished.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 11-05-2015 07:40 AM

Good work on the Orcs! I like the look of the unit. And nice collection of sea monsters, with bonus points for adding waves to their bases. Well done and keep it up. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 11-05-2015 01:38 PM

Always cool to see greenskins and Man O' War stuff Cheers!
I especially like your dragon turtle...what model is that? I want one!
The seashell/scorpion custom model is clever too...you should get a small cane toad as your next Man O' War monster Wink

tjub Wrote:
Never actually played Man O War, is it a good game or just big out of nostalgia?

Both I think Happy
It's not a particularly fast paced game, but really fun when played with good friends and good drinks. The game rules and mechanics are well thought out...maneuvering your ships is important for guns, ramming and boarding parties...always fun when bad rolls sink your own ships Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 11-05-2015 05:47 PM

The Orcs are a very nice unit. You seem to have an endless reserve of cool models (which I never saw before by the way).
With newer rules you can play Orcs again with 9th Age and KoW as well.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-07-2015 04:25 AM

I don't know about an endless reserve of models.   I've stopped my buying frenzy now-a-days but I still haven't painted any where near a third or even maybe a quarter.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-20-2015 07:32 AM

Post artisans 18 wrap-up

You have seen my entry for Artisans No18 (here is its expanded explanation)

Daemonsmith: Seer / Battle Seer with an Altar of Hashut
A Daemonsmith can often be blessed with skills at divination. To do this they examine the entrails of tortured victims suspended on an Alter of Hashut, often whilst being borne into battle.  

In our (CD) magic phase the Daemonsmith would have to make a choice of what he would try to divine and then effect.
Using Power Dice to cast his Divination effort, whatever number he rolls on any number of D6, with the usual dispell possibilty.

The choices could be:-
Movement Phase =
Sometimes able to gain valuable insights into their enemies plans during the ongoing battle.
(As in being able to stall a charge or a units normal movement for a pre-chosen unit before it begins, one choice only)

Magic Phase =
Conversely they can gain the possibility of thwarting plans through amplified knowledge of their plans
(gaining D6 extra dispell dice)

Shooting Phase =
Able to cause a war machine to misfire prior to a machines next shooting phase (unable to fire only would be my choice, nothing worse)

Combat Phase =
unit loses any combat bonuses other than wounds caused and maybe its own (that units) banner.

Here is the Battle Seer pursuing his art
  

  

The slayer strung up on a frame so I could work on him
  

more blood was spilt.  This time the daemonsmiths "tools" were annointed with their lords blood to aid in their designs
  

And for the after-party,  The BBQ of Hashut
    


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-30-2015 11:45 PM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:

I especially like your dragon turtle...what model is that? I want one!
The seashell/scorpion custom model is clever too...you should get a small cane toad as your next Man O' War monster Wink


Sorry dear Fuggit, I missed your reply.   The Dragon turtle is a Citadel C29 Monster .....
http://www.solegends.com/citdragon/c29dragonturtle/index.htm
I've thought of numerous uses for him over the last few years so he might appear in another CD related places later.

I like the Cane Toad idea, one of those chinese money frogs might work well for that.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 12-31-2015 03:17 AM

Awesome Altar of Hashut! Cheers!

I like all these great ideas and the implementation of the ideas!

It would have been a worthy winner of the AC Contest! Takes Hat off


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-31-2015 06:21 AM

It seems no matter what I do   ....


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Tokheim - 12-31-2015 10:12 AM

Good work!

I have a bunch of cigar boxes filled with old Grenadier and Ral Partha figs, among others.  I need to dig those out, pull them down off the top of bookcases, and see what i can use for my CD army!

Methinks I had quite a lot laying around, why go buy more?!?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 12-31-2015 03:22 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
more blood was spilt.  This time the daemonsmiths "tools" were annointed with their lords blood to aid in their designs

The true sign of an avid hobbyist/modeler is how many scars have been sustained over the years in pursuit of our hobby Cheers!
Hashut is pleased that your Daemonsmith has drawn first blood Hashut!
I loved your AC entry Mister Abecedar, a very clever entry, and bonus points for the gutted slayer...you had my vote!
Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-31-2015 07:20 PM

Thanks Fella's


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Tokheim - 01-04-2016 10:40 AM

Keep it up man!

You're not done yet!  From your great blog, and others on here too, you got me GOING AGAIN!!!  Got the creative juices flowing, the lava melting, the greenstuff in the microwave to get workable (after it dried up a bit!)!!!

Inspiration!!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-08-2016 10:32 PM

What's my plan for this year going to be? That is the question.
Well I think I'm over the AoS Kidney Punch and I'll stick to the hobby process itself and if I get a game I'll be happy with that.

Last year it was finish whatever I had started to paint (excluding undercoated models).  I failed by a total of about 8, 4th Ed Bull Centaurs but it was the first year ever that I had painted more than I'd bought.  Probably because the buying part dropped very dramatically.

So this year I've decided to finish anything else I've started plus any spur of the moment stuff and CDO contests of course.  That will include any and all undercoated models, half built terrain, add shields to any model that is lacking one and should have one and re-do a couple of contest entries just because they need it.

So whilst rearranging my painted CD's I thought I'd make a list so as not to forget things this year.  And its looking quite painful.

First of is the Dawi Zharr items.
110+ 3rd edition warriors and fire teams
20+ Wolf Riders because my army lacks any of them except some Khans
Approximately 200 shields for Hobgobs and CD's
A second hellcannon and a second destroyer.
The 8 Bull Centaurs and a under construction WiP Bull Centaur Hero
MoW Island Fortress that is under construction, a MoW "Grappler" inspired by Admiral (I think)
and the CD's Allies. Which is a Norse Fleet.
Final CD things are to re-do my First Destroyer, the Arcane Fulcrum from the Artisans Contest and finish building my Home Base Ziggurat.

Warriors of Chaos have the Warshrine to be finished and 26 Citadel Snakemen to be my WoC Chosen at least.

Necromunda has 28 figures awaiting attention. 16 Necromunda Cultists and 12 Regiment of Renown Cultists

Saga has a 60 model Amazon themed cavalry/peltast mix that needs to get done as well.
having them done would give me two, maybe even three 6 point armies to choose between.

Then there is the terrain,  a bridge,  my large Saga Hall, and some Viking / Human Village buildings

I think just writing this post was enough work for this month

(Edited - 11 jan. I forgot a few things and had the citadel snakemen number wrong)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-22-2016 09:21 PM

As the first step in this years projects, I've finished the three Black Orcs that required some work.
So thats the Grenadier #941 "War Troll Champion" whose right arm was bought damaged, no right hand. I finally decided to do a weapon in his arm as a homage to the pale orc "Azog"in the LoTR Hobbit.
and two Bryan Ansell's "Arralack, Ogre Champions" both of whom had lost the heads of their maces before I got them.





  



  

I'm also happier now that I've made the details in the ogres hats visible


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 01-26-2016 02:57 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
no right hand. I finally decided to do a weapon in his arm as a homage to the pale orc "Azog"in the LoTR Hobbit.

A nice homage to be sure Takes Hat off
Very nice models Abecedar (and the bases are very cool), you seem to share my fondness for greenskin models Hobgoblin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-26-2016 07:06 PM

Thanks mate. Greenskins is where I started. I might add painting some of my green potential slaves, I mean Allies,  to the list for this year.,


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-08-2016 04:03 AM

Not much from me this month (February) CD wise as I've decided to start a "How to get things finally done" work system.  
At the start of a month I'll choose a project to concentrate on and attempt to devote the majority of hobby time to it until it is finished.  
So this February is for my Saga Amazon Ladies.

I can and do get to cheat a bit though.  As the Amazons have reached the stage of being painted it means they have to stay at home in safety.
To that effect I have a prospective K'Daii Fireborn and a large pack of WoC Wolves and Olde Chaos Hounds getting all the prep' work done on them, and even some basic painting, whilst I'm at work.

I haven't decided what to focus on in March yet.  Possibly finish my Man O War as my new squadron has arrived from Ze Admirale.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 02-10-2016 02:47 AM

Neat Greenskins! I look forward to see what you come up with next. Not least the boats. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-10-2016 06:29 AM

Thanks for the encouragement


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-11-2016 01:54 AM

I have done something else this last month, I'd merely forgotten about it.
Many moons ago, I had completed these four olde Hobgoblin Rocket launchers



Back then I'd made the launcher bases themselves 50mm.   Well I have rebased them, purely by cutting some off, into 40mm bases so that they now each of them can fit into a hobgob unit as a unit filler.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 02-11-2016 02:20 AM

Now those are nice. Well done!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 02-11-2016 12:58 PM

I like the Rocket Launcher a lot and to use them as a unit filler is a good idea! Takes Hat off


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-11-2016 08:55 PM

Yep it is. It took me a fair while to think of using them as such though.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-03-2016 01:15 AM

OK. Its the start of March and I'm now 53 years old. This month I think my focus will have to be Chaos Dwarf's as the latest Golden Hat is gunna be due and I'd like some troops to get done.
I might make that a routine. Focus on CD's every second month and on something else in between

Last month I dedicated my main focus to my Byzantine Amazons for Saga and I didn't quite finish them.
The twenty Cavalry and 25 foot sloggers are painted but the Levy needs their weapons. I want to equip some with slings so that will be a make it yourself job.
I will then have to Army Painter "Dip" them, though I paint it on and then Dul-Cote them.

How come if I want to paint anything with a Thinners or Turps base in the house I get kicked out?
But when the wife does her nails (thinners and acetone based)  she gets to stay inside.  Its Not Fair!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 03-03-2016 03:21 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
OK. Its the start of March and I'm now 53 years old.

I'm 52, you and me are probably the oldest farts here on CDO. Dang, over 100 years between the two of us Cheers!

Abecedar Wrote:
How come if I want to paint anything with a Thinners or Turps base in the house I get kicked out?
But when the wife does her nails (thinners and acetone based)  she gets to stay inside.  Its Not Fair!

You could fight fire with fire...paint your mini's with her nail polish Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-03-2016 08:44 PM

Fuggit Khan Wrote:

Abecedar Wrote:
OK. Its the start of March and I'm now 53 years old.

I'm 52, you and me are probably the oldest farts here on CDO. Dang, over 100 years between the two of us Cheers!


Awesome.  The Curmudgeon and the Eye rule!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-13-2016 05:55 AM

The last Golden Hat was fun.  It gave me the impetus to build my version of Admirals "Grappler" and then paint his new MoW squadron to boot.  The pic of the Grappler is in Admirals "The Tale of Three Ships"
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=16160.

This sketch is my first effort at planning it.  The matchstick construction is an effort at making a working grapple arm


Here's a few WiP pics of the pieces.  I ended up using the claws from a "Doc Ock" action figure for the grapple arms
  


The ribs down the side of the hull are staples


Pre painting stage.  The conning tower is the adjustment knob from a water hose nozzle


And the final entry


The blue superstructure is actually much darker in real life being Necron Abyss


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 04-13-2016 06:36 AM

Great entry! The first painted escort boats posted anywhere so far, and a cool version of the Grappler ship. True to the Man o' War style. Once again, your naval scratchbuilding knows no limits. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 04-13-2016 06:45 AM

Love those ships. And the converted grapling ship is awesome!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 04-13-2016 11:06 AM

A very nice conversion and fits perfectly in style with the rest of the squadron.  Could see those grappler's coming down and completely crushing/sinking smaller vessels in a single crushing blow.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 04-13-2016 12:37 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
I ended up using the claws from a "Doc Ock" action figure for the grapple arms

I was wondering where those bits were from, clever! They work perfectly!
A really cool entry Mr Abecedar, it was one of my favorites from the start...well made, original concept and the ship fits perfectly in the Man O War fluff Cheers!

If I remember right, I think the Orcs had some sort of grappler ship combined with a hammer?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 04-13-2016 05:33 PM

I wouldn`t have guessed this were your models. I`m not so much in ships, but this little fleet looks great!Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-14-2016 06:48 AM

Thanks everyone.  
I have been told, here locally, that an Orc ship has something like a grappler.  I thought to my self, that it would make it easier to create some house rules for it.
The little half-round pieces on the superstructures, I envisaged as enfilade positions to cover the boarding parties.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-30-2016 11:16 PM

Maybe, just maybe to my own surprise, I managed to get a whole unit painted within a month.

First Section the 3rd Ed mortars and crew.
I had to scratch build two of the mortars bases as I'd picked up the barrels somewhere separetly.




Second Section of 3rd Ed Blunderbuss's, is the Bazooka's and their Loaders




Now the Command Section.

  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-30-2016 11:41 PM

This unit has been together from the early days of the clan.  The many battles and far more numerous barrages from their guns has rendered them near deaf.  This and their individualist nature has made them very difficult to control in battle as they often don't hear the commands.  Even their latest commander, the Lady Bjarni, has had trouble getting them into line.

One night at a "meet n greet" for a visiting dignitary (prospective customer), they as usual were ignoring all around them and were just drinking and yelling at each other loudly much to their Lords embarrassment.  The dignitary, having a more than full measure of pomposity and self importance, kept trying to raise a toast but failed repeatedly. In desperation he raised his crystal goblet and soundly rapped it with his dagger.  The resounding high toned notes range out through the hall that was more used to the sounds of rolling thunder and grinding stones.  To everyone's amazement the Blunderbussers all shut up and listened.

Now as to the Musician.   The Dawi Zharr of this clan have always thought that there was something not quite right about this bloke.  Maybe it is his choice of musical instrument?  But his chosen mode of musical expression was the saving of this veteran unit, who now can hear and even obey directions in battle (and elsewhere).


  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - valhallanguitar - 05-01-2016 01:28 AM

Wow! Love the classic army. The blunderbuss unit is killer.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-03-2016 04:23 AM

My second, H'Thark BloodBowl Star player, has been given an accessory base to enable him to join the ranks in battle if needed.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 05-03-2016 04:25 AM

I like the mortars and blunderbusses, wonderful Takes Hat off.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-03-2016 04:29 AM

valhallanguitar Wrote:
Wow! Love the classic army. The blunderbuss unit is killer.


Thanks 'THM' and ..
Thanks Valhallan'.   The older models are a bit of a passion.  
You should take the time to trawl through all the army blogs (even those that are sort of defunct now and don't pop up in posts) and see what is there. That is what I did upon joining and even though it took me days, but well worth it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-11-2016 08:29 AM

I've redone a unit filler that I'd made a while back.  it was for the one and only painting comp I entered on the "Da Warpath" forum.
here's the original.  It had a 4th Ed Hobgoblin Bloodbowl as one of the whip wielders.



I removed the Whip wielding Bloodbowl player him and he is now the Emissary to Lord Fuggit Khan.
I replaced him with a spare 4th Ed Leader. Re-did the base and the slayers shorn-off beard.

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 05-11-2016 08:48 AM

Well done! Greenskin brutality captured in miniature format. You certainly aren't kind to those BFSP Dwarf Slayers. Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-11-2016 08:25 PM

Thanks Admiral.  Its becoming a mission in life.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 05-17-2016 02:27 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
It had a 4th Ed Hobgoblin Bloodbowl as one of the whip wielders.

Ha! Zogging Rocks! Cheers!


Abecedar Wrote:
I removed him and he is now the Emissary to Lord Fuggit Khan.

I recognized him right away Wink
...thank you so much for sending him to me, he's a great emissary.
And the shorn off beard on the slayer is a brilliant little touch


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-17-2016 06:47 PM

For that painting comp we had to include the "Zogging Rocks" label to prove it was new pics.

Trying to get cotton or something the same colour as the slayers hair for the shorn of beard was actually pretty hard.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-20-2016 12:42 AM

Another small dent in the "Not finished and done Yet" list.

Here is 3 Bull Centaurs that had needed some more work and a final decision on the style of base.








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 05-20-2016 12:57 AM

They look particularly good in your colour scheme. Well done!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-20-2016 05:48 AM

Thanks Admiral.   Aaaarh!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Willmark - 05-20-2016 07:02 PM

Heh, always good when a slayer is denied his "final release".


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-05-2016 07:59 AM

As well as working on the Artisans contest.  I've been getting my second 3rd Ed Blunderbuss unit painted.  They're only about half done so far.
It's mainly a mix of CD Swivel Guns and "Dwarf" 2 man Flame throwers.  I've only got two pics of the Swivel Gun in the condition that I obtained from "Borador", and there is a Bazooka pair of his as well.

  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-17-2016 09:04 AM

Here's a couple of pics that may give an idea of where I think I'm heading (hopefully) with the white Helmets....

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 06-17-2016 11:44 AM

Abecedar Wrote:

HOLY HASHUT Shock
That is an impressive amount of weapon team dudes!
You know? I kind of really like them with just the plain white helmets. I can't place my finger on it as to why, but I like them!
A great choice of colors for the swivel guns too Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-19-2016 06:35 AM

Thanks mate.  I might fully finish the colouring of the ones I've started and see how it goes.
The Swivel guns need some work on the tripod bit.  They're a simple mix of Tin Bitz, Ironbreaker and a gold of some name


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-22-2016 02:59 AM

Just a little update on how the swivel gun units hats are going.
These are still WiP's and I would like opinions. Thanks in advance



  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 06:57 AM

Yippee a Gold medal for Artisans 19.  Thanks for a great contest.
Probably the only way I'll get one, as I freely admit that my writing and painting skills leave something to be desired.

Here is the ingredients for my entry.
The orc is an orc of course.
  

The lizard is a two-bob sticky stretchy toy from K-Mart.  The plastic plant is an aquarium one.  The little brown things are seed pods from the ? Alder tree outside my backdoor.  The long plants are the leaves from a Norfolk Pine.



The little rat things are my first effort at using "Skulptey". and the red snake is left over green-stuff.
The big rocks are my usual BBQ rocks and the various sands are just washed beach sand stained with wood stains.

new...........


And here is the end result

  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 06-24-2016 07:02 AM

An excellent entry, with clever use of simple materials for an impressive effect. All the details were worth the effort, and you can clearly see the Orc is wriggling to get out of the plant's death grip. Yet the biggest selling point, so to say, are the plant tracks in the sand. They lend a vivid sense of movement to the scene, as do the Orc cleaver left behind in the struggle. Keep it up Abecedar!

The weapon teams are shaping up nicely. The orange helmets have the right zing with highlights.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 07:16 AM

The "Grabba" is endemic in the foothills and across the flatlands of the ash wastes. Long tendrils branch out across the sand waiting for any interlopers to come into contact with them.  Drawn towards the floral clutches by the luring scents of a possible meal. The first contacts merely alert the plant and upon further touches the tendrils suddenly curl up, grabbing the interloper, quickly stunning the now trapped prey with neuro toxins exuded from the tips of the claw like leaves and thorns.  Slower now the plant rolls the prey creature up and draws it into the centre.   The decaying flesh drips and oozes it substance down onto the harsh soil and nourishes the plant.
Small sand rats burrow around the base and emerge to steal morsels from the parts they could reach. Other creatures gather around on the off chance of a meal


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 07:21 AM

Thanks Admiral, the tracks were, in my mind, either the loose sand that would build up underneath the above ground tendrils or even the plants underground roots or sensory tendrils.   another thought was to have the some or all of the tendrils half buried as part of the plants modisoperandi


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 07:45 AM

The weapons teams are coming along nicely.  I've decided that I will be doing all the white helmets with the orange wash.  So because of the quantity and that they have to dry upside down things were going a bit slow.
To solve that and speed things up I collected a pile of my wife's empty lozenge boxes to make it easier.



Not too sure that I will be bothering to try and draw the flames on the flame throwers hats though.
Any thoughts out there about it?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 06-24-2016 11:08 AM

A great entry.  Well earned!  There are multiple interpretations for the scene that you created.  I didn't see the lines as tracks but as roots or underground tendrils as you describe.  A great detail.  I also thought the sand rats were supposed to be young lizards to the adult that had been captured... feeding opportunistically on the orc.

If the orc has been there a while... as it looks like he may have... then partially burying the weapon would also have been a cool touch.  Had my vote!

Cheers,


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 06-24-2016 01:04 PM

Very cool entry Abecedar!
You rival our very own Bloodbeard for creative use of odds and ends to make great models Cheers!
The trails/roots in the ground is a brilliant and well executed detail...but my favorite detail is the dropped weapon, ever so closely out of reach of the poor Orc Sick
Congrats on the Gold Medal Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-24-2016 07:09 PM

Thanks Jack and Fuggit.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 06-27-2016 10:43 AM

Congratulations, well deserved for your creativity and constant effort Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-05-2016 01:08 AM

Here's some pics of my Island fortress for Man O War that I'm building.

  

A Thunderfire or Great leveller Battle Barge can fit snuggly inside each of the curved dock arms


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-05-2016 03:54 AM

Wow! Impressive work. What do you plan to have on top of the ziggurat? A turn-table artillery piece? A big statue/idol? You have to post pictures of your entire naval collection once the island fortress is finished. Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Malorndk - 07-05-2016 04:31 AM

Island fortress got some swagger Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-05-2016 06:24 AM

Admiral Wrote:
Wow! Impressive work. What do you plan to have on top of the ziggurat? A turn-table artillery piece? A big statue/idol? You have to post pictures of your entire naval collection once the island fortress is finished. Cheers!


So far I have plans for a Great Leveller and a Thunderbarge "Turn Table" battery.  A giant statue? now that is another idea.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-05-2016 06:28 AM

Thanks Malorndk. I hope it still swaggers when I'm finished with it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 07-05-2016 10:25 AM

Wow! Looks like a great start.   Will be keeping an eye on this.  How detailed are you plannong to go with the walls of the ziggarut? Epic terrain projects like this make me want to take up ManO'War.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 07-05-2016 11:24 AM

On top there should be a fire - but better no real one; -).


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 07-05-2016 01:22 PM

Oh Wow that looks awesome, what all did you make it out of?

I'm with TheHoodedMan for the center piece, a big old sacrificial flame pit is the way to go.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 07-05-2016 01:51 PM

Carcearion Wrote:
I'm with TheHoodedMan for the center piece, a big old sacrificial flame pit is the way to go.

Yep, a sacrificial flame would be cool...also counts as a lighthouse Wink
Admirals sculpt of the reanimated statue would be perfect too


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-05-2016 07:33 PM

Thanks everyone.

I will add a Lighthouse flame and an altar to my list of ideas. I do have admirals "statue" sculpt in mind when it got suggested.

As to details, I'm not sure yet. I spent 4 hours yesterday just cleaning up edges and stuff. Gave it an undercoat last night and this am it looks like theres still a lot of work just to get the faces and edges resonably smooth and clean.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-05-2016 07:36 PM

Oh and it is basically made of MDF squares for the tower. Matchsticks for the walls.  
And superglue, skin and swear words.  Sorry I mean runes cast at it during its construction.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 07-05-2016 09:22 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
And superglue, skin and swear words. 


Had to actually laugh out loud.   So true.   That is a combination of materials that I suspect all of us scratchbuilders are very familiar working with.Cheers!Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-06-2016 07:47 AM

Another small progress shot of the island.  Just some more filing and filling and a pic of Admirals Statue.
Size wise I think it will work.

  

Photos always show up blemishes so well


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 07-06-2016 11:51 AM

Admiral's statue is perfect!
Maybe sculpt a flame on top of his Big Hat? For a lighthouse?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Darkmeer - 07-06-2016 10:20 PM

Just use the staff it comes with, it would work nicely.  The top of the hat would work as well.  As to the left hand, I have no good answers.  Maybe a larger than average hand?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-07-2016 04:47 AM

I was thinking three flames, 1 on the hat and one on each hand. Will probably have to make them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-07-2016 09:09 AM

The colossus will be set on fire! Cheers!

You could keep the statue as a loose or magnetized part, to allow you the option of arming the island fortress with big guns instead.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 07-07-2016 02:35 PM

Its terrifyingly huge, defiantly one of those "please dont come to life, please don't come to life, please dont come to life." moments.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-07-2016 08:37 PM

Admiral Wrote:
The colossus will be set on fire! Cheers!

You could keep the statue as a loose or magnetized part, to allow you the option of arming the island fortress with big guns instead.


That is the plan.
And I've decided that I don't like the rounded shape of the base level, so I'm going to give it more angles


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-10-2016 01:31 AM

Another small update on the fortress.  The left side has the small wharf and the plan is for the right hand side to have a crane.
Here is the beginnings of it.  Am not to sure of the outwards beam. I might trim it a bit in thickness.



It is removable and rotatable of course.  I have not tried to make it actually function. not quite that crazy




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-10-2016 01:38 AM

And I've also added another small "boat" to the fleet.
A captured dwarf mini sub from the Dreadfleet set.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-10-2016 01:46 AM

On the Land army side of things I've made some minor progress with my second 3rd Ed "Blunderbuss" Unit.
I've decided on who should be the musician and have begun the auditions.

Its my one and only 2nd Ed Bloodbowl player and he has a set of pan-pipes.
old....................
    

It was a bit fiddly making them out of very fine Teflon tube and I know a bit more on how I'd do it again now.

    

new...............
  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-18-2016 09:54 AM

Back to my Man O War Island fortress.
A little bit of work re-designing its shape.  Just the first layer of match sticks laid down to give myself a basic idea of the possible shape.
And some finer detail work on the crane.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-21-2016 11:18 PM

Just a bit more work on the fortresses shape again.





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-25-2016 02:27 AM

Back to my 3rd Ed Swivel gunners. I put some gold on the edges of the green armour (a bit rough though).



And I quite like it.  So now I'll have to try and duplicate "Boradors" green.  I found his recipe for it in his army blog, so we will have to see how it works.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 07-25-2016 03:38 AM

looking good Abecedar, really like the idea of a floating Ziggurat for the Dawi Zharr Warfleet, great idea.
When I finally paint my army I will have a lot of fun building a Ziggurat for them. I want to have it in the sands, far away from any seas... But still need a Man-O-War fleet around somewhere...
Admiral had a great idea for me, in my idiocentric way of having a lake to house them waiting for "the great flood". And as I doubt I will find anyone who is willing to play Man-O-War, (and I'm not mixing Dreadfleet in with it regardless on how good it looks) It will probably be just a small standalone thing, but the idea suits my ideas.
Anyway can't wait for it to be complete keep the updates coming. Takes Hat off Cheers! Takes Hat off Cheers! Takes Hat off Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-25-2016 05:20 AM

Thanks mate.  Any "Dreadfleet" ships I add will be captured and/or modified.  And probably only used for tabletop decorations


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Murkwood - 07-25-2016 12:42 PM

This is one incredible blog Shock


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 07-25-2016 03:50 PM

Murkwood Wrote:
This is one incredible blog Shock

Agreed, this blog is one of my favorites. Always something new and clever being added Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-07-2016 08:40 PM

Finally got something finished to add to this.  Golden Hats tend to take priority but I've managed to finish my newest "Blunderbuss" Unit.

First off the whole unit.  All up its 36 strong.





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-07-2016 08:50 PM

The command fellows.   I've decided to keep The bazooka team from "Borador' (an old departed member) as the Champion for this unit.  The standard is the 3rd Ed C16 "Finehorn Deathscream" that already had its mace head missing so I built it into a standard earlier this year and the musician is a Dwarf Bloodbowl player I've fitted with a small set of pan-pipes. (there is a clearer pic of the pipes a bit further back in the blog)

    


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-07-2016 08:55 PM

I'm doing these update posts a bit at a time as otherwise I get confused.

Here are the old "Dwarf" Flame throwers I've converted to Dawi Zharr-ism.





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-07-2016 08:57 PM

And lastly the CD 3rd Ed swivel Gunners.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 08-08-2016 10:00 AM

The bazookas and the swivel guns look awesome! The fiery muzzle color scheme is a great look on them and theirs so many of them! I can just imagine seeing those being set up across the table and thinking "I need to figure out how to not get shot by those".


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 08-08-2016 04:40 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
And lastly the CD 3rd Ed swivel Gunners.

So very cool, what a magnificent gunline!
You really must have the biggest collection of miniatures in all of Australia Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-08-2016 06:42 PM

Thanks fella's. I don't know about it being the biggest but I'm trying.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 08-09-2016 02:52 AM

Shock Worh!

That regiment is completely crazy. ... So how do you manage living without a kitchen? Or did you swap something else for that? Is it your pension fund?

The miniatures are very nicely painted. The yellow/orange spot colour works wonders.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-09-2016 08:39 PM

We have a nice kitchen.  No real pension fund and at my age that is a worry.

The hat n helmets are just white with multiple layers of yellow wash.  I like finding easy ways to do something.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-14-2016 09:27 AM

I've gotten a bit further along with my Man O War Island, despite losing hair doing the Golden hat entry.
I haven't got quite the same angle for the pics but you can see the change

This is before when it was rounded


And now that I've built the back and sides up and trimmed bits away



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-25-2016 07:47 PM

The change is an improvement. The switch from rounded to horizontal steps suits Chaos Dwarfs very well. Good work so far, and keep at it Abecedar!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 08-26-2016 03:23 AM

Saw this on the facebook. Didn't know there were floating fortresses in MoW. The second version is definately much better Abecedar.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 08-26-2016 07:38 AM

Very nice blog. You certainly have some serious scratch-building skills. I especially like the flayed dwarfs ( I have seen pics somewhere else but didn't realise they were yours) and the siege giant is absolutely brilliant!

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 08-26-2016 10:37 AM

I concur.  The change is an improvement and more attuned to the true culture of chaos-dwarfishnessosityisificationitude.  Really!  Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 08-26-2016 11:57 AM

Abecedar Wrote:

Now it looks like a chocolate 5 tiered cake. Yum!


Jackswift Wrote:
chaos-dwarfishnessosityisificationitude. 

Whoa. Try to say that three times fast Wink
But as others have already said, the change to the design is a big improvement. And always great to see Man O War scenery too Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 06:14 AM

Thanks everyone.
@Bloodbeard.  I wasn't planning on it being a floating fortress just an island fortress, but it had crossed my mind.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 06:55 AM

Here's my Golden Hat entry.  I have been waiting for a reason to do something with them.

The Champion. Isn't she a beauty.  A 1980's Essex Barbarian Woman "Executioner".


Here she is with her sisters.  I really, really wanted to include her but because of her height I almost didn't.  But a layer of thin plasticard for her to stand on and normal plastic bases hollowed out and stacked on top did the trick, along with fake feet and a bit of greenstuff to fix her robes.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 07:09 AM

The drummer is a Reaper "Female Dwarf Adept" if I remember rightly.  I removed her two rather boxy hammers and replaced them with her "drum sticks" with ones made from a GW Dwarf Miners pick.  The "Drum" I picked up at a sale.  Looks aztec or mayan but had no markings on the base.



The standard bearer is another Reaper figure.  Their "Female Dwarf Standard Bearer" to state the obvious.  Just replaced her standard with a quick custom one and replaced her boxy hammer with a proper CD Axe.



The command gang all together


I had all sorts of trouble trying to show the champions weapon. I couldn't get the hook end in view and then came up with uses the mirror.
It use has raised some questions / concerns though.

Added-In.
I forget the two other front rankers. the Reaper Female dwarf Sargent and Daisy Silverbell (I think) a Reaper female Dwarf thief.


I almost had the other reaper mini that looks similar to the sargent as No5 in my entry but I love the "Daisy" model. Its cute.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 07:17 AM

And the whole front rank together


And the rear rank of six that I painted up as I went along.  5 Reaper girls and 1 of Delany Kings Bederkin Dwarfs


And them all together. My Immortal Ladies as a unit.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 07:32 AM

I've been having internet problems lately and I managed to get these put up on CDO Facebook earlier but hopefully that's been fixed now.
Just I little bit of work done on the (Admirals) Statue for the Man O War Fortress.  I had to hollow out the top of the tower in a re-do / re-think of what to do there.


Some hands for him. I was thinking palms up with flames on them.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 08-27-2016 07:34 AM

Loving the female Immortals!
I especially like the standard bearer and musician ( great find on those drums!).
I recognise  most of them but I'm trying to ID the rear rank second from right ( with the swinging...er chest). Scratch-build?

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Timothy Archer - 08-27-2016 07:34 AM

good job , really original entry , got my vote .
those girls looks wild , and the Mirror is a great idea


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 07:39 AM

Thanks Tim and Pappa.  I always like to hear that i got at least one vote.

Pappa Midnight Wrote:
I recognise  most of them but I'm trying to ID the rear rank second from right ( with the swinging...er chest). Scratch-build?


Her name is 'Mogwych Descroter"
from Delany Kings Bederkin Dwarfs.  See them here.....
http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/wiki/index.php?title=Alternate_Chaos_Dwarf_Models#Delaney_King.27s_Bederken_Dwergs


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 08-27-2016 09:55 AM

That Standard is absolutely awesome.
Very good and creative job.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-27-2016 08:02 PM

Thanks THM.  The Bulls Head on the standard is from an older version of the Reaper Brass Bull


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-29-2016 12:46 PM

A great unit of female Chaos Dwarfs, with a fantastic standard and great miniature variation tied-together very well with a coherent paintjob. Very good source collecting of miniatures there! The end result is striking, with lots of details like the drum and mite held by the champion to discover. Clever use of mirrors as well! That's a unique and memorable Immortal unit.

Promising ziggurat progress!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 08-29-2016 04:08 PM

Awesome job on the female Immortal unit.  I love how you have combined so many different models together and made them work very well as a whole unit using the scheme.  Well done!  

The ziggurat is also coming nicely.  The upraised hands on the statue will work well with the flames.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-29-2016 07:59 PM

Thanks fella's.   They were fun to paint but doing eyes really stretches my finer skills to the limit.
The ziggurats slowly getting there.  I paint it and see more blobs of superglue, try to smooth them out and paint it again, etc
I've drilled out the main entrance so its deeper and I'm making a gate for it.  Other details will just grow on it I expect


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-30-2016 03:14 AM

Here is the gate.  Still very rough though




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-30-2016 03:49 AM

Good detail nevertheless!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-31-2016 11:55 PM

Crawling pace on the Ziggurat. But some minor progress.  

A test sample of the rocks I intend to leave scattered around most of the ziguurats base as a layer of added defences.



And something I'd done to the statue but no one had commented that his eyes looked odd.
I've drilled them out and up through his base for a LED light and here's a glimpse of the effect,




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Kamphre - 09-01-2016 01:47 AM

Wouah, nice effectivement with the led !
How did you manage to drill this holes ? I assume they're not straight inside the statue ?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-01-2016 02:14 AM

Ahahaha! I had assumed that the drilled-out eyes were to be painted glowing like a lighthouse. This is brilliant, Abecedar. Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-01-2016 05:06 AM

Thanks Admiral. I should have known 'you' would have noticed and wondered.  Never assume I do the smart thing.

Kamphre Wrote:
Wouah, nice effectivement with the led !
How did you manage to drill this holes ? I assume they're not straight inside the statue ?


Yep, straight in towards the centre ( well roughly, they is a bit wonky so far).  Then I drilled up the centre from the bottom in gradual sizes.
Final size is about 1/4 inch, just enough for the LED to sit inside.  There is a bit of leakage but I should be able to fix it



I used a 'Tea Light' LED candle and trimmed the size down so it would fit into the hole I had.  They are cheap and easy to get. You can see the rim of the battery, so this size tea light is down as small as it will get unless I dismantle it etc. There is also a pin hole up through the centre of his hat just in case I can do something up there as well.  Not sure if a cheap tea light will be strong enough for all of it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-01-2016 12:00 PM

Abecedar Wrote:

Shock
Well this is without a doubt (to me at least) the BEST blog update here on CDO all year. That is amazingly cool and wonderfully creative! Your imagination really knows no bounds!
Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 09-02-2016 09:45 AM

Very nicely done on lighting the statue!
I have those very same tea lights which I have used as artillery markers for Bolt Action. Never thought of using them on a mini..... excellent idea!

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 09-02-2016 09:56 AM

I love the LED stuff! I've been wanting to know about this LED stuff for years, never gotten around to it. Lighting in terrain is cool.

This is a brilliant conversion. Will become a nice center model in your fleet.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 09-02-2016 10:23 AM

I am a massive fan of lighting on the tabletop, Looks great Abe!
you should use some more the the LED candles on the corners of the Ziggurat it might take away from the statue a bit though...
(open the candle case and take out the light, connect the ends with wire only poke the LED up and chain them to all use a single AA battery and win)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2016 08:15 PM

Probably won't do lighting on the ziggurat for this one as disassembly would put it in the trash can, now my tabletop one is another kettle of fish all together.  When I get back to it that is.  You can see the start of it back on page 3 of this blog.   Thoughts of LED's have occured with it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 09-02-2016 10:20 PM

The fortress looks great, lit up braziers would really suit it, I have used LED earrings before but they aren't a permanent solution, batteries run dead too fast.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2016 11:28 PM

Another question for you all.  I've intended to fit this turret to the front for a while now.

1.   Does it look too big?
2.   Would it be better if I removed the side barrels and recessed it a bit?
3.   Would it look more in place if I shortened the brace / arms?

     

And I have no idea why every so often one of the photos appears here big.  It has been edited to the same size (300x300) in Photobucket
Edited 2 hours later and it (the picture) is not big anymore


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 09-03-2016 12:48 AM

I would extende the gate a bit, so it's almost a tunnel. That would ensure that nothing of the gun is hanging in the air. 1 or 2 extra layers of matches will do that.

Size is fine. Man-o-War is a bit over the top on sizes.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 09-03-2016 01:20 AM

Looks great, although I agree with Bloodbeard, another layer or tow of matches would make it look m ore complete.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-06-2016 06:10 AM

So a little bit more done.   Keep the comments coming...

Some teeth and filling on the gate.


The initial re-construction work on the turret position.


Turret and gate painted up.  I keep forgetting to show you that the gate actually slides up into the tunnel roof


The crane is in its first stages at painting, You can also just see some of the "sewerage" pipes a bit better above the rocks



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-06-2016 06:14 AM

Now this it getting brilliant. I adore the attention to smallscale details you lavish on this ziggurat. They all add a lot, small as they are. Keep it up! Any plans for fresques, chaos arrows or other wall ornaments?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-06-2016 08:11 AM

I have thought of adding some bulls head sillouettes maybe.  Its the cutting of multiples of anything out in some semblance of uniformity that I have trouble with.
At present I'm just winging it as I go along.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-06-2016 01:25 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
At present I'm just winging it as I go along.

That is the best way to do models!  Cheers!
I like that you often add working details to your models...the fact that the gate slides up is pretty cool, and a testament to your creativity. Hashut approves Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Darkmeer - 09-06-2016 01:56 PM

You may be winging it, but it looks great!  I'm getting excited now, because painting is happening now!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-06-2016 08:17 PM

Thanks fella's. Its when I start painting because I think its nearing being finished that I get impatient


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-07-2016 12:02 AM

We have just had our "Fathers Day" here, and I had a great one. Here is some of my loot.



A Mantic Supreme Ironcaster and a Mantic Supreme Ironcaster on Great Winged Halfbreed, amongst some Harley Quinn goodness.

And this post was my 3000th.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 09-07-2016 07:29 AM

Gratz Abe on 3000 posts and nice loot.
I have been eyeing off that half breed for a while, I want to work it into my army lore.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-07-2016 12:43 PM

That is some seriously excellent loot! I have lovingly admired (and coveted) that Mantic Supreme Ironcaster on the Great Winged Halfbreed model for quite some time. It's a beauty!
And Harley Quinn and Chaos Dwarfs. What an interesting combo. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 09-07-2016 01:53 PM

Great gifts! Superb. You didn't really have enough evil dwarf miniatures.

The sculpts for that big monster is really versalite, Mantic have gotten a lot from it. Lamassu style monster, dragon for elves, different dragon for bassilia and as a monster in a Dungeon Saga expansion.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-25-2016 07:26 PM

Now that the Artisans entry is in. I got a tiny bit done on the MoW fortress.
Just some detail work on the sewer pipes for now.

I poked some fine copper wire into the pipes to give me a frame for the outflow.
I don't think I'll use glass beads for much again, they break easy. Maybe I'll just be more careful.

  

Then some colour to see how it looks.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Timothy Archer - 09-25-2016 09:35 PM

this is a really amazing color , how did you get that ?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-26-2016 01:22 AM

The green is just some old Citadel "Bilous Green" watered down.
The green rocks I painted with two coats of Carronberg Crimson.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-26-2016 04:54 AM

Loyal to the details to a fault. That's the spirit, jolly fine one! Cheers!

Great idea to use copper wire, and the end result looks great. I'll have to nick this idea for some project or another down the road. Inventive as always, Abe.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-26-2016 06:05 AM

Thanks all.  Tonight I'll do a couple more pipes in different shades to symbolize other refuse etc.  
And I'm trying to get an oily slick effect in another spot


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 09-26-2016 07:24 AM

I agree that using the copper wire is an excellent idea.
Just one question: If that is sewage coming out of those pipes what the hell have those Chaos Dwarfs been drinking?  Happy

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-26-2016 11:53 AM

Copper wire to make outflow from drainage pipes...damn. I wish I had a dollar for every single brilliantly creative idea you come up with. I'd be a millionaire drinking cocktails on a beach right now if that was the case.
Great work good sir!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 09-26-2016 12:00 PM

Wow.  The copper wire for outflow is a rather brilliant hack.  I suspect you will see others copying the idea in the future.  The end result looks great, and suitably toxic!  Curious to see how you are going to do the oil slick.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2016 03:59 AM

Some more work to show on the ziggurat.
To start with a couple of pics of the main gate

First of in the Up position.


And in the Down position,


EDIT - and lookinh at the pic it needs a touchup


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2016 04:07 AM

Now the sewer pipes.

This is the main set of three Toxic waste ones with a bit more paint.


The four along the rear wall


and the others on the left rear corner



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-29-2016 04:10 AM

Very good, the front gate in particular is fantastic, but if it is in an up position (as opposed to being lowered into the water) wouldn't it stick up above the beams? At least into a gate pocket, perhaps with some visible mechanism? Or maybe it's a Daemonforged mystery or a segmented carport. Wink Anyway, splendid work, keep it up!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2016 04:11 AM

Here on the right hand side near the base of the right "horn" pier. is a little side gate.  It doesn't physically open like the main one though.  Its where I've chosen to try and simulate an oil slick.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2016 04:16 AM

And and lastly a pic of the rocks in various colours.
The rocks I use a lot are a type of fish tank filter gravel that once used i give a real good rinse and then leave to dry.
I just put a different wash on each one and see what I liked the best.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2016 04:20 AM

As an Admiral, I know your not expected to known all the little mechanical details pertaining to your navy.
Sir, It is simply a system of pulleys chains and gears is used to raise the gate up onto horizontal tracks in the roof of the cavern.
(Helped of course by the invisible fingers of the creator.)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-02-2016 10:33 PM

A final update before I have a break from this project.  I've tidied up the base edges colour and redone the bottom walls colour but you won't see that in the picture much and of course I found other bits to clean up on higher levels so that's the obvious paler patches.  I took this shot from the observation balloon to see if that gave a better idea of how it looks.



You can see the oil slick a bit better and some of the other effluent outflows.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 10-03-2016 12:06 AM

That is a cool piece, well done! Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-04-2016 05:16 AM

Thanks Tjub.  I'm a bit at a loss on what to do to it next so I'll do something else for a while


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Miasma - 10-04-2016 05:30 AM

Great scratchbuild as always. Loving the oil slick and toxic qaste dump pipes. Gives the model some real character


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 10-04-2016 08:18 AM

All the little details really add a huge amount to the model Takes Hat off.  Take a break and the come back to it and build tiny weapon mounts (and sculpt tiny admiralesque winged  bull and runic details across the entire model; that's right he's just become an adjectiveCheers!).  But seriously.  This piece is looking amazing and Im looking forward to seeing what you do next when you come back to it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 10-06-2016 04:18 AM

Excellent work so far, and great touch with the oil slick! I didn't make out that the gate was raised horizontally into the roof because of the side were the bottom sawline is found. Very good design! Best of luck when you return to this monster sea fortress. And I support the idea of an admiralesque fresque. Big Grin


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-11-2016 10:47 PM

I know most of you think I don't have enough models yet, and I guess that's what a mate at our local club thought too.
I missed last night club meet due to work and my son gave me a present from Chris this morning.  He'd been to MOAB in Sydney on the long weekend
and thoughtfully bought me these.  40 Rank and File Mantic Abyssals, 2 Characters and an Abyssal Halfbreed.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-11-2016 10:54 PM

Admiral Wrote:
Excellent work so far, and great touch with the oil slick! I didn't make out that the gate was raised horizontally into the roof because of the side were the bottom sawline is found. Very good design! Best of luck when you return to this monster sea fortress. And I support the idea of an admiralesque fresque. Big Grin


Thanks Admiral.
It could have been designed better, maybe executed better would be the term.  It is hard to get under the ledges to do anything with the wall on each level


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-17-2016 08:39 PM

Don't know why but i chose a Great Taurus to get finished next, when I have a couple of dozens warriors half painted .

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-17-2016 08:46 PM

Looks like the wings the need more shading to high-lite the ridges but IRL they are a fraction more defined.

And the Warlord isn't new. he's the rider from my slave giant.  He's actually intended to ride lots of things that i intend to make as I go along


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 10-18-2016 06:57 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
Don't know why but i chose a Great Taurus to get finished next, when I have a couple of dozens warriors half painted .

You sound just like me. I have loads of infantry that needs painting but keep getting side-tracked with stuff which looks more fun to paint! What's even worse I keep buying more minis so the rank and file go further down my to do list!
Very nice great Taurus. I thought that rider looked familiar. I wish I had thought of having the same one on multiple mounts. With regards to the wings I have similar problems when I take pics. Never look the same IRL.

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 10-18-2016 01:57 PM

Oooh I'm always interested to see what people pull off with the mantic AD minatures, they look like they have so much potential.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Slavemaster Hod - 10-18-2016 02:15 PM

The whip is a great addition. It really adds depth to a model I feel can seem very flat.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 10-18-2016 06:53 PM

Slavemaster Hod Wrote:
The whip is a great addition.

Yes! I love the whip too (because "where there's a whip, there's a way").
It looks like the same metal wire whip that you made on the wonderful Emissary you sent to me Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-18-2016 06:56 PM

Thanks fella's.
I'd forgotten but that Warlord had made another appearence as well.  He featured in an artisans contest where the theme was "a place where CD's are not usually seen"   My theme was a CD in a Carnival, where everything was nice and having fun - his nightmare!   and he was holding balloons and fairy floss then.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 10-19-2016 04:18 AM

Great warlord, paintjob, base and all. The whip adds movement and depth to the model. Great addition!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-19-2016 04:59 AM

Edit notice - Just in case someone actually notices that photos are doubling up in my blogs.

originally I named my files in Photobucket with names that are too long. What happens here is that sometimes the PhP program thingie will not accept the image link because its location name becomes massively long.
So I've copied my folders in Photobucket and given them shorter names.  Now before I delete the old (long name) folders I'm redoing the link addresses to all my photos in previous posts.
Big job but it seems to be the only way I can do it.

Once I'm done I'll delete the older links etc


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-23-2016 02:51 AM

Well that job is done.  All my photos (bar one that I know of), in this thread at least, have been re-linked and not lost.
took a fair few hours but I'm happier now.  A few replies that included pics in the quotes earlier on have lost the pic link but that's no real biggie.

Next job is to catch up on adding pics of completed units in my thread in the showcase section, which had been neglected since 2013. I totally forgot it existed.
And also catch up on everything that needs to be in the relevant Image galleries.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-28-2016 01:56 AM

Thanks again all for the votes in that last scribes contest.
So to fix my painting withdrawal symptoms, I jumped onto my second lammasu to give it a quick make-over and to finally be table top presentable.  No rider as yet, though I'm pretty sure there is one in a box somewhere.








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 10-28-2016 02:09 AM

Very nice lammassu. I like your paintjob on that it fits perfectly to the model.
The big base could get a wash perhaps or a rock or something to make it a little more detailed.
Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-28-2016 07:58 AM

Yeh, It does look a bit bare.   The Great Taurus I finished recently got a bit more love. I took the time to make better cracks in the base for the 'lava'.
guess I got too exited and prematurely ej.. posted it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 10-30-2016 01:34 PM

I'm really liking your lammassu. I agree about the paint job really suiting the mini. I especially like the "not black" beard, something I intend to do on my bull centaurs.
Thanks for sharing.
Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-30-2016 11:43 PM

Thanks PM. The beard was originally a plain red with the black face,  I just hit it with a light white drybrush then several layers of Orange wash.
basically the same way I've done my recent banners


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 10-31-2016 02:14 PM

For some odd reason that escapes me, I have always loved seeing the vintage Lammasu model painted with a blue tongue...even though I ordered the 'daily meat platter' once before in a London pub, and they served me a blue cow tongue. Pretty horrifying to this poor Yankee.
Nice model Abecedar Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 11-01-2016 06:32 AM

Nice work on your sacred monsters, Abe. This army will be something to savour when photographed in its entirety, especially with finished terrain. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-01-2016 05:38 PM

Finished terrain?. Mein Gott, I'm not giving up but I've really dug myself a hole with the big Ziggurat.

Anyway. Now that I know the subject for the latest Golden Hat, I will unveil a small unit that was started alongside the ladies I did for the last one.
I thought I might as well make these guys my berserkers for Kings of War.

  

  

I didn't ever get to collect a whole ten of these pirates, but one Marauder Troll slayer, one of Delaney Kings Bederkin Dwarfs and old CD Rambo fit in I reckon.
Only have to decide what the standard banner deserves and they'll be fully done


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-02-2016 08:02 PM

I wasn't expecting a GH before XMas so I'd decided to do a muster of all my painted and un-painted models.  
The plan was to see what I needed to fill out the painted ranks and sell the rest.
I'd really like some of the new stuff out there but justifying it when these aren't done is a bit of a stretch.

So instead of painted stuff, here's a pic of most of the Chaos Dwarf models waiting to be seen to. Note this doesn't include the Hobgoblins yet



just a list of what is there -
still in bags FW Inf Guard (13); FW fireglaives (13); Mantic Blacksouls (40)
Bull Centaurs (8); Lammasu with manticore wings & 4th Ed Sorcerer (1); Bederkin Dwarfs (14);  Clams ewal dwarfs (14);  Titan Dwarfs (37);
3rd Ed all types (120+);  4th Ed Plastic Axemen (12);  4th Ed metal Axemen (21) 7 BB's (30);  4 Earthshakers;  Grenadier evil Dwarfs (21)
1 x Sjoerdos & 1 x Atom Taylors Ass Cannons;  1 x Hellcannon;  2 x Destroyers;  Mixed Characters (20);  Mantic Great Winged Halfbreed
and finally 3 x tenderisers and whirlwinds in various states of dissarray


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 11-03-2016 01:47 PM

I love those old Dwarf Pirates. With hindsight I wish I never got rid of mine.....
Re: Your pic of unpainted CDs, I'm glad it isn't just me with so many unpainted minis ( I gave up years ago trying to "justify" more purchases). I've probably got enough to take me to retirement but it won't stop me getting that must have purchase!

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-21-2016 12:06 AM

@ PM  =  I feel your pain

Just a little update, Everything on the painting table is on hold for the Golden Hat. This little fella didn't make it through to the finals.
I think the Quartermaster thought he wasn't Chaos Dwarfie enough for a GH.  I'll get some more pics when I'm home next. The other ones I had were not any good



And so my Blood Bowl squad has grown by one.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 11-21-2016 01:12 AM

Great to see some Blood Bowl minis, well done! But an original team build you got there... Tongue


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-21-2016 05:48 PM

I took some more pics of him this morning.  I'm reduced to using my phone now-a-days in stead of my proper camera.

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 11-22-2016 02:18 PM

Like your Pirates a lot! Great models and lovely painted! Takes Hat off

The list of all your models is very impressive! Shock

Would like to see them all painted! Big Grin


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 11-23-2016 01:29 PM

I've always loved that old Bloodbowl mini, it's such a classic!
I forget it's name...Deathroller? Or something like that?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-23-2016 08:18 PM

Thanks fella's.
Yep.  It is a "Deathroller" but merely a vanilla dwarfie. I don't think CD's had it as a rule


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 11-24-2016 10:43 AM

Bloody Deathroller... I really hate those..... to play against that is.
Your one, however, is very nice indeed!!! I love classic Bloodbowl minis.

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-24-2016 05:14 PM

Thanks PM. My Blood Bowl experience is limited to two introductory games against elves and skaven I think, before our only serious player left the area.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-03-2016 02:46 AM

Just a single lonely "Hobgoblin" to show you today.  I found another Grenadier Orc that I hadn't fully finished previously.
And on a quick rough count, he is about the 385th figure I've painted for my Dawi Zharr army.  (I'll fix the count if and when I can be bothered).

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 12-03-2016 03:37 PM

Only 385 painted........... just enough for a small skirmish then...    Wink

Cool.Yet another range of minis I'll have to have a closer look at.
Thanks for sharing

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-03-2016 05:51 PM

Thanks PM.  

Some one here, years ago, had a formula for what a painted model s equalled what in terms of size etc.
So I used this one (whilst stuck at a siege, that turned into nothing, for hours late last night).
Single models = 1, HG on Woofs & BC's = 2, Lammasu & GT = 5, small war machines = 5, bigger war machines = 8, large Inf = 3, Giants & Destroyers = 8.
So my count was a wee bit off.  using the above formula it comes to 539.

In my other rare spare moments I'm trying to get my unpainted Hobgoblins lined up for a photo and to decide who gets painted next but interruptions are causing it to drag on.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-04-2016 07:00 AM

Worked late again so its too late and I'm too tired to get any proper progress done on the GH Entry.
So here another partly completed applicant for the position.  Well a possible mount but I had no idea who to put with it or how to kit it out to be useful.
  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 12-04-2016 10:22 AM

Very cool lizard!

From which company is the model?


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 12-04-2016 11:08 AM

Shame you aren't entering the GH, that is a very nice looking mount! I don't actually recognise it, where is it from?

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-04-2016 09:59 PM

@PM  -  What makes you think I am not entering the GH?

@Zanko  -  I thought you would like him.   This one is shy a couple of pieces, namely the mortar and the mortars orc firer.
It is a RAFM model from 2005 according to the box.  "Hartha the Death Machine" Orc War Triceratops.

  

And yes, that is a second one. Brand New, Mint in the Box and shrink wrapped


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 12-05-2016 10:47 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
@PM  -  What makes you think I am not entering the GH?


My bad. That's what comes of not reading posts properly. I thought the dino was your GH entry and you hadn't had time to progress with it. I shouldn't really answer posts until I'm properly awake ( I'm on nights at the moment and a bit of a zombie during the day).
Thanks for posting the details of the mini. I had forgotten all about RAFM.

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 12-05-2016 01:11 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
And yes, that is a second one.

Because one dinosaur Death Machine is never enough.
I've never seen that model before, it's pretty cool...and I'm assuming it's metal?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 12-05-2016 01:43 PM

I remember the model (thought it was made in the 90th ...). Unsure

I was tempted to buy it in the past but somehow lacked the opportunity.

And then I bought the lizards of Scotia Grendel! Wink Nonetheless very cool model! Cheers!


                         Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-05-2016 06:07 PM

Yep solid metal. The Dino and top platform are cast in one piece. If I remember right the side armour plates are separate and so is the front armour plate on top.
So I'm pretty sure I'm only missing the mortar and the boss orc.  I think I have both horns.
I have a nice old Dwarf "bombard" cannon which might fit and I now have dreams, I mean ideas, of making a howdah style arrangement for it to put troops on.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 12-06-2016 02:27 PM

Sounds like a veritable plan! Cheers!

I'm looking forward to the end result.


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-12-2016 02:57 AM

I'm now definitely liking the howdah idea for the Triceratops as a plan, but god knows if I'll ever unwrap the other one.

And back to the other plans brewing in the cauldron.  I've finally managed to line up all the Unpainted Hobgoblins and usual Hobgoblin wannabees.
(Please note this does not include any citadel goblins or night goblins with grandiose ideas).



As it stands there is the following awaiting attention.
25 x Woof Riders.   A mix of Grenadier, some Citadel 4th Ed and a couple of Oglah Khans boyz.
20 x Sneaky Gitz.   18 Citadel 4th Ed with 2 Reaper Orc Headtakers in for fun.
20 x Citadel 4th Ed archers
5 x Citadel 4th ed Axemen
4 x Citadel 4th Ed Big Bosses or Bosses
2 x 4th Ed Bolt Throwers and 1 more 3rd Ed HG Rocket Launcher
21 x Mixed Models. 6 Old Citadel I think Urak Hai, 3 TSR AD54's and 12 other odd ones
36 x Grenadier Orcs
31 x CM9 Chronicle Hobgoblins
22 x Citadel FTH = Fantasy tribe Hobgoblins
10 x Chronicle Hobgoblins
and lastly those brightly coloured one which are 35 x Grenadier Goblins.  (272 roughly)
I may not bother with the main troops of them but their bosses or 'Great Goblins' are very nice


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 12-12-2016 04:08 PM

Nah! I think you could do with a few more....... Wink
And there's me thinking of putting together a couple of units.
they will look seriously impressive when they are done.
Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 12-12-2016 04:14 PM

That could be enough for a full Hobgoblin army along with what you already have painted. It's lousy to boot on tabletop, but you know you want those backstabbers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 12-13-2016 10:43 AM

That is a serious lot of hobgobs!  Look forward to seeing your howdah conversion. For the 'Death Machine'.  Sounds like a very cool idea!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-13-2016 08:52 PM

Actually when I think about it, I need to do quite a few of that lot to complete the range of hobgoblins (that I have so far) in my forces.
I have no actual 4th Ed Bosses on foot done yet. The sneaky gitz need doing so I'll have a full regiment of them.
The 4th Ed Archers I have none painted at all so far.  No 4th Ed Bolt Throwers either as I've been using the olde Rocket Launchers.
The grenadier orcs I don't really need to do and I have painted some of the Chronicle HG's so only enough to fill a regiment out (to start with)
The really olde FTH Fantasy Tribe Hobgoblins are a must as I haven't done any of them yet and I have no wolf riders painted other than Khans.

I'll stop thinking now.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-13-2016 08:55 PM

Jackswift Wrote:
That is a serious lot of hobgobs!  Look forward to seeing your howdah conversion. For the 'Death Machine'.  Sounds like a very cool idea!


So am I.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-17-2016 12:57 AM

I've added one more Dawi Zharr Lady to the ranks of the painted KoW Immortals unit.
I think she's an older Reaper mini, but I'm not sure.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-17-2016 01:00 AM

And the last of the painted mini's from the applicants to be considered for the GH 27.

I give you my version of ............  Fuggit Khan the Great.

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-21-2016 11:50 PM

Here we go. I'm finally getting around to putting up my Gh Entry, I couldn't find a WiP photo with the skateboard in its original state.
I've been trying to get an Okay video of him going down a ramp but I've given up.

Lord Kvackd'up and the Wheels of the Devil.   See the story here  http://www.chaos-dwarfs.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=16843

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-22-2016 12:24 AM

When I looked over my assembled models before, I thought that my earthshaker looked lonely.  It needed its mold line being fixed badly. So after a quick little bit of trimming and a repaint.  I now have two Earthshakers ready to be fielded.  Probably as Heavy Mortars in KoW.

  

I'm becoming more and more unsatisfied with my older very "dirty" paint scheme. But its a lot of work to change for no reason.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 12-23-2016 08:41 AM

Excellent additions. Really love those classic earth-shakers.
BTW: Do you not think that the female CD might distract the troops with her enormous.................personality!?

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Herby - 12-23-2016 09:36 AM

Yeah! I guess the similarity of Fuggit Khan's beast and He-Man's Battle Cat is not just a coincidence.  Wink



Very cool. Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 12-23-2016 10:46 AM

Nice work, particularly on the battlecat Fuggit Khan (he's become a viral phenomenon in our armies!). The mask and armour gives it an exotic look which helps underline how strange the Chaos Dwarfs and their henchmen seem in the eyes of other mortals.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-23-2016 09:09 PM

Thanks fella's.  
The battlecat mini is from a mob called Pinnacle productions, the only way I know that is from reference I found for them in a CoolMiniorNot forum page, which I can't find again.
I've had the cat mini for a few years now and on a whim for the GH I thought to see if the 4th Ed Hobgob would fit and it did with very little alteration (between the legs mainly)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Malorndk - 12-24-2016 03:10 AM

Funny to see the Earthshakers aiming so high. Gives a feeling of "Doom from above" more than "Mortar to your face."

I like it Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-24-2016 03:21 AM

Found the He-Man Minis reference in the CMoN site......

http://www.coolminiornot.com/forums/showthread.php?2367


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-29-2016 07:10 AM

Fair Dinkum.  That is four days in a row that I've bled for the hobby.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 12-29-2016 12:52 PM

Have to say I'm really digging your He-man cat model.  Would have been another great option for the mounted figure GH competition.  The stripes look great.  

As for Lord Kvacked Up... The giant skateboard was a very amusing and unique entry and your story just makes it even better.  Looking forward to additional volumes to his saga. Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 12-29-2016 01:19 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
I give you my version of ............  Fuggit Khan the Great.

  

And this is why I should not be going on vacations, because I miss such great updates such as this...Fuggit!
Da Khan abides Cheers!




Abecedar Wrote:
I've been trying to get an Okay video of him going down a ramp but I've given up.

Lord Kvackd'up and the Wheels of the Devil.  
  

  

I must admit that your entry was my favorite (out of a very long list of superb entries). I just love the fun of it...the Darklands can't be all darkness and gloom. Lord Kvackd'up (clever name by the way) is such a great little model, full of fun and imagination. And that my friend is the sole point of hobbies...they should always be fun and imaginative. I'm happy to see that you appreciate the fun of the hobby too Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-29-2016 06:39 PM

Thanks mate.   Hope you enjoyed your holiday.
Anyone remember what sound Hagar the Horrible's duck made?   Its easy  " KVACK" and I just added the d'up to it.
I originally was going with Kvackd'um but Kvackd'up is more fun.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 01-03-2017 05:00 AM

Kvack is the Swedish (or rather Scandinavian) version of "quack", familiar to every single reader of Donald Duck over here. It adds a lot to the lord's name. Big Grin

And do your workbench look like a slaughterhouse?

Abecedar Wrote:
Last Time I Bled for my Hobby  =  29 Dec 2016 2100 Hrs, the times before that 28 Dec 2016 @ 1523; 27 Dec 2016 @ 2015;  26 Dec 2016 @ 1331




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-05-2017 02:24 AM

Admiral Wrote:
Kvack is the Swedish (or rather Scandinavian) version of "quack", familiar to every single reader of Donald Duck over here. It adds a lot to the lord's name. Big Grin

And do your workbench look like a slaughterhouse?

Abecedar Wrote:
Last Time I Bled for my Hobby  =  29 Dec 2016 2100 Hrs, the times before that 28 Dec 2016 @ 1523; 27 Dec 2016 @ 2015;  26 Dec 2016 @ 1331


I'm happy its a real word.

My bench isn't that bad, my wife ensures I clean it whenever I bleed on it. They were just severe pokes with the scalpels I use.  They bleed enough though, Not as bad as the split finger I have now from dropping a 60 lb garden statue on my hand.

I thought I'd try to get my monthly updates going again.   This time I'll also try to take photos of what is currently on the workbench as well as just a list.

For this pic, at the back on the left is a couple of 4th Ed Axemen, 1 Plastic and 1 Metal that I'm planning on turning into a BSB.
In front of them are 20 MM90's that are half-way painted.
and at the front is 15 3rd Ed Crossbows that are almost finished
over on the right of the pic is A hellcannon (my 2nd) and two Ass Cannons. 1 is Sloerdo's and 1 is Atom Taylors
 

At the rear of this pic is 11 or so Citadel Wolf Riders I'm cleaning up.  Another tenderiser.
The crowd of red things are 13 Gargoyles, mainly citadel but some others for Kings of War
and at the front is Hartha the Death Machine with the olde Dwarf Bombard on top.
I'm not sure if it will work though, just an option.
The two bases are for my two Earthshakers, 1 is finished and the other only an old bare grey movement tray


And this tray contains a pile of Saga stuff but in amongst it is 3 or 4 more Reaper Females for my Immortals Unit.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 01-08-2017 09:02 AM

You certainly have enough there to keep you going for a while.
On a different note, seeing as you have some Saga stuff, have you come across "Fantastic Saga"? It's a very professional fan made Fantasy version of Saga. It hasn't got a huge number of factions yet but I have asked the author to do CDs ( he's already done vanilla dwarfs).
http://www.a-fantastic-saga.com/

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-09-2017 01:36 AM

Thanks PM.  I haven't seen that version of Saga before, so I'll check it out


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-10-2017 03:06 AM

Just some pics of the first possibility for Hartha.
I found his Orc handler that will have to be included.

  

I don't think I'll be able to use the Dwarf bombard without blowing his head off.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-11-2017 06:42 AM

Well I think I've finished the fifteen 3rd edition Crossbows that wer on my table.
I need to materialise 2 more troopers and a command group from somewhere before the unit is finished though.

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 01-16-2017 07:14 AM

It never ceases to amaze me the number of "classic" miniatures people have in their collections!
Not my favourite CD minis ( I love big hats) but I like crossbows and they do look very nice ranked up.
Re: the bombard. Isn't there a way of raising the muzzle slightly to clear the driver's head or is the bombard and frame one cast?

Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-17-2017 12:08 AM

@ PappaM.   Ill have a look at the bombard, it is separate from its frame, but I'm now more thinking that it could be too long for what I want to do.
I'll get back to you all about that idea.

BEWARE.
The evil "Roomba"  (robot vacuum)  I'd put my tray of WiP's on the floor as I'd run out of room on the bench and the bloody thing attacked the unit I'm working on and ate some of them.   I did rescue them not very much worse for wear though.

And a minor good thing is that it had also ingested my wedding ring which I haven't been able to find since before Xmas.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 01-17-2017 03:21 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
BEWARE.
The evil "Roomba"  (robot vacuum) 

Robot vacuums are always evil because they were made by the evil Zorg. (The Fifth Element movie)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Threadbare - 01-17-2017 04:39 PM

Love the crossbows!

So the Marauders are next right Tongue Wink


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-18-2017 07:44 AM

Well the 3rd Ed Warriors are one of the things that await more attention.
And I'm determined to not add anything else to the pile (if I can) until they are done.

One thing that has been finished from the to do list is the bases for the two Earthshakers and their crew.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 01-18-2017 07:55 AM

Wow. The two earthshakers are beautiful to behold. The bases work very well together with the models Cheers!.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Timothy Archer - 01-18-2017 09:10 AM

cool !


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 01-18-2017 05:08 PM

They look great!  Really liking your base, and how you have based the crew with the cannon.  Also dig the unique cannon angles.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-18-2017 07:02 PM

Thanks everyone.   And my mistake its not 3rd Ed's it is Marauder MM90's to come (I was tired)


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 01-20-2017 07:08 AM

Very nice indeed!
I was looking at using one of those Earthshakers mounted on a war-wagon I'm working on but I am a bit loath to use such a nice classic model for parts....
Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-21-2017 05:17 AM

My first plan was to just mount a whole Earthshaker onto a wagon platform.
I may stll just do it but not today.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-02-2017 05:27 AM

We here in New South Wales had our local tournament meet last weekend up in Canberra.  That is CanCon 2017 to be precise.
I only had the Friday off so no participation games for me again but I did do almost $500 worth of shopping for Goodies.
I didn't expect to see anything CD related and I was right but I wanted to find odd monsters I could use as Stone Golems in KoW and
for any other nefarious purposes I could perceive.

To that end I bought these Trolls to be my basic Golems.  I cannot remember what system / company they are but
ones a Slag Troll, ones a Pyre Troll and the white one an Ice troll.


some loose mini's caught my eye but again I don't know who made them and it turns out they might be too big but
I'm sure the butcher shop, I mean Hobby Bench can fix that.
    

And lastly some Epic Models, specifically the Squat Land Train that I think will easily become involved with my Man O War.


Oh and this Epic Titan thingie of some sort. The top part will be perfect for an Island fortress for man O War




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 02-02-2017 07:18 AM

Nice haul! My local convention is this weekend but I'm working..... shame because it's always a good source for bits.
I believe the large minis are Hordes Trollbloods/ Trollkin from Privateer Press.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Darkmeer - 02-02-2017 10:42 AM

PM is correct, they are Hordes Trollbloods.  The first trolls were all identified nicely, the others are Trollkin Runeshapers (although there is an extra one, since the unit is only 3 strong...).  

I play WarmaHordes (Khador, Cygnar, and just starting Trollbloods).


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-02-2017 06:36 PM

Thanks PM and Darkmeer.
I bought two loose bags of the Trollkin Runeshapers because I thought the models were different so I actually have 6 of them all up


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-07-2017 09:08 PM

Its time to do a start of the month update (a week late I know)
Of the list from january I've only finished the 15 Crossbows, The two earthshakers and their bases
It's been a wee bit slow this last month for lots of reasons.  I did get some work done on some homebuilt buildings though as well.
I've been working on "The crowd of red things".  The Gargoyles are being difficult. I've never painted anything daemony before but I'm
starting to get a bit happier with how they are coming along.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Murkwood - 02-08-2017 08:24 AM

Nice Gargoyles. Red very much suits them.

Where are they from?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 02-08-2017 10:07 AM

I've had a pretty slow January as well ( mainly waiting on deliveries of stuff from overseas) but 15 crossbowmen a couple of Earthshakers isn't too shabby! The gargoyles are looking good and you can't really go wrong using red to make them look daemony!

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 02-08-2017 10:10 AM

Good progress on shooting, and that is one vast collection. Keep up the good work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 02-08-2017 01:38 PM

Nice haul, and a good use of the troll models for golems.  Very interested to see how you chop up and convert those other trolls as well!  I think they need big hats to go with those armor beards.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 02-08-2017 01:51 PM

Abecedar Wrote:

    

Those big guys could be converted to fireborn? A base with flames, or something similar would make for cool armored fireborn.
And a nice find on the Epic Squat landtrain mini's! So many possibilities with them...they could even be Chaos Dwarf rc car models for the young beardlings Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-09-2017 03:54 AM

@ Murkwood.   It is a totally mixed bunch with ..........

7 of them being Citadel C48 gargoyles.   http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Gargoyles_-_C48

1 is a grenadier dragon Man #M46   http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_Lords_-_First_Series#117

The 'male' upright small bodied one is a Ral Partha Gremlin from 1979
The one without wings (missing) on all fours is a Chronicle CM15 mini from 1981   http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Chronicle_CM_Series_CM10_to_CM20_-_Collectors_Guide

The other three (female daemon?; the smallest one hunched down and another that looks like a Dragon Man but with more armour) are ones I'm not sure of.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-09-2017 03:59 AM

Thanks fella's,
Many ideas are already bouncing around and taking up valuable space in my head but I hadn't though of Fireborn.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-02-2017 07:12 PM

Oh well, its the start of the month update time. To be honest I have fiddle-farted around for various reasons and haven't achieved much.
I have gotten the gargoyles for KoW finished ( I think).

  

  

Edit: -   and I haven't finished the now that I look at the photo's.  Shields need some work and I forgot to do the female daemons hair

I did get a lovely surprise just in time for my birthday.  My Daemon Cannons by John Pickford from Kickstarter turned up yesterday.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/882426675/old-school-miniatures-presents-the-daemon-cannon?ref=discovery



And I'm really sorry for the photo quality nowadays.  I've only got my phone now as I've busted the zoom/focus on my proper camera


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 03-03-2017 03:27 PM

I like your KoW gargoyles, even though I blushed a bit at seeing the red arses Happy

Abecedar Wrote:
And I'm really sorry for the photo quality nowadays.  I've only got my phone now as I've busted the zoom/focus on my proper camera

Maybe the chooks will get their Overlord a new camera for your birthday?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-03-2017 06:10 PM

We are holding off on a proper pressie until we go to the big-smoke in a few weeks.  A new camera was the plan, but I also may want to take up archery and buy the gear for it.  Can't afford everything.
I think I'll try to build a light box and cut down on the caffeine.  Better lighting and less shaking might help


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-05-2017 06:23 AM

Well my birthday weekend went south after Friday.  Decent storms (for us anyway) Not like you northeners get. It put some rain into the roof where it shouldn't have been and all other plans got thrown out.  We were going Platypus sight-seeing down in Bombala.

Anyway I took some time out and built a Light-Box, on the cheap of course.
A basic cardboard box (as per the internet) to start with, no proper white card board inside yet. With a frame for the lights that sits around it.


The lights frame folds up to save some space.  I'll tidy up the wires now that it seems to be working.


And here's a couple of test photos of a bunch of MM90's WipP's (20 all up at the moment) to see how it looks.
  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 03-05-2017 06:48 AM

Hmm... it seems a little tinted, are you using white light bulbs?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-05-2017 07:11 AM

They are just some Halogen globes that I had enough of to do the job.
I need daylight bulbs I reckon


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 03-05-2017 09:46 AM

The light box looks good to me. It may be that the camera you are using is not registering white properly ( too high in the red spectrum) but earlier pics seem fine to me. Has it got different settings for different light conditions?
I stuck one of your images into Photoshop and "auto-corrected" it and it came out like this:


Regards
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-05-2017 07:09 PM

I've only got a Samsung S7 phone now and may not be buying a new camera for a while.  I don't have photoshop. I just take the pics upload and crop / resize them.
Now that I have the box I can adjust things. Maybe the bulbs need upgrading and maybe the translucent paper needs to be a different type.
And definitely something to stop me shaking when I take the pics.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 03-06-2017 08:24 AM

Daylight bulbs certainly do help in reducing red/yellow tinting. For shaking I used to use a tripod but generally now I just brace my elbows/hands against the table and hold my breath. Sounds weird but tends to work for me!

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-06-2017 11:55 PM

Not so weird at all. I was usually to lazy to set up my tripod so that's how I used to do it with my proper camera.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 03-07-2017 01:44 AM

that white correction filter looks like it did wonders! Its not difficult to find that sort of thing for free online (you don't need photo-shop).


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-07-2017 03:50 AM

  

I've yet to get better bulbs but I've adjusted one of the test pics inside photobucket a couple of times


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-23-2017 12:19 AM

Just a wee update on my MM90's shields, Still work to do on the models themselves as well.
Got no idea if they'll actually let me rank them up in the end.

  

  




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 03-23-2017 01:38 AM

This is going to be an awesome unit Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 03-23-2017 09:05 AM

The shields add a whole lot to already good base models. Keep at it, mate!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 03-23-2017 11:18 AM

Really well done! They look great and the coffin shape fits the classic marauder chaos dwarf perfectly Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-28-2017 03:46 AM

I thought I'd try to add some detail and spikes by adding another layer to the shields but in the end I didn't like it no matter how I trimmed them.
I ended up just keeping the two diamonds on the bottom end of the test peice and cut the rest off




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 03-28-2017 06:23 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
I ended up just keeping the two diamonds on the bottom end

A wise decision I think. The two spiked diamonds are a very nice and well balanced design...and they have the perfect old school 'look' and are suitably Chaos Dwarfy too Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 03-28-2017 07:04 PM

Yes, the step back was wise, but so was the willingness to experiment! Keep at it, you creative and inventive scratchbuilding master.

Something else to consider, would be to add rivets to the shield rims. Drilling shallow holes in the plastic at pre-measured and marked out spots, and gluing in tiny plastic beads from water filters or suchlike would work wonders.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-29-2017 12:12 AM

Slowly getting somewhere with my 3rd Ed' Blacksouls unit.  I've gotten some painting done on the shields and fitted them.  here's some WiP pics of them as I set them up on their KoW Horde base.





I know they are MM 90's but as that series don't have a standard and musician I'm inserting some from the 3rd ed command ones that I have to make


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-29-2017 12:21 AM

Here's the KoW Decimator Horde in a more completed state.  I'm not sure of using the Titan female Lord as the boss but I'll see.




The spaces along the back need some filling in so I decided to make some spare rockets and some slaves to pass them forward.

  



That's one pair roughly ready.  I think two more rocket racks and however many gnoblar slaves with differing poses that I can fit in


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 03-29-2017 04:37 AM

Very nice touch with the rocket ammunition and porter slaves. Inspiring attention to detail and scratchbuild.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-29-2017 06:27 AM

Thanks Admiral.  For some of the Slave/Gnoblar poses I'm thinking of trying might have to flip the original carrier upside down.
For the next pair, I'm thinking I might make it so that two of them would be carrying it on their shoulders and it might be more functional that way.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 03-29-2017 11:19 AM

Looking really great! The insertion base looks really well built, and the coffin shields are definitly starting to shine now that their painted.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 03-29-2017 04:52 PM

Holy Hashut!
What an incredibly cool idea to make gnoblar slaves passing ammo forward, and unpacking the rockets from crates.
I'm sending you some slaves for what has to be this years best and most coolest idea!
Love it! Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-29-2017 05:42 PM

Thanks fellas.   I thought of putting war debris on the tray but thats not normally my kind of thing, mind you any 'lava' style bases weren't what I was doing to start with either.  
I don't know about it being the best idea of the year but thanks for the ego boost


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 04-05-2017 09:39 AM

Sorry I missed these updates. Loving the Decimators and the Gobbo ammo bearers are brilliant!

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-30-2017 03:38 AM

Once the dratted artisans was over, I decided that I would concentrate on finishing my second Hellcannon.
So without any more delay, here it is.

  

  

  



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-30-2017 03:40 AM

And to prove it is actually a second one, here they are together.




I've kept them detachable from the bases, as I believe that if they go on rampage it should be without them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Black_Fortress_Immortal - 04-30-2017 06:59 PM

Nice work in here! Takes Hat off

Love the hellcannons..


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-03-2017 07:59 AM

Its the start of May and I've had an idea.  
My Ash Wastes Insurrection is an alliance between a number of clans and up until recently it was a bit of a mish-mash of differing models.
Anyway, for the foreseeable future I'll be concentrating on evening out the two clans armies by getting an equalish numbers of troops and war machines ready for both clans.
Most of my war machines are 4th Ed or Forgeworld so I have to balance things by coming up with 3rd Ed style equivalents etc.
Ass cannons will be the equivalent of hellcannons and so on.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 05-03-2017 08:22 AM

That sounds rather challenging, great idea.

I like your second hellcannon. The greenish color looks so ... unpleasant HappyHappy.

Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-03-2017 06:29 PM

I'll probably go down the path of slightly lower tech for the 3rd Ed Clans war machines.  I'm already using my Juggernaut as an Iron Daemon.
Also as the 3rd Ed clan is now slated to be from a mountainous region it might make it easier for me if I also go for a more man/slave portable tech as well.

How about a list to help me organise my thoughts.
Hellcannons = Ass Cannons  (Sjoerdos and Atom Taylors)
Iron Daemon = Juggernaut
Dreadquake = Earthshaker = Ass Cannons  ( Old School miniatures)
DeathShreiker = Death Rockets = ...... I have a low tech / portable idea for this one.
Magma Cannon =   no ideas yet

I'm already using my whirlwinds and tenderisers as bull centaurs and the swivel guns and mortars as part of the blunderbuss units
I don't have a skullcracker and if  I do ever get or build one it will be a long way off anyway.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 05-06-2017 07:03 AM

Loving the Hellcannons! I agree about the green detailing, makes a change from the other colour schemes I have seen and it sets the two cannons apart. Excellent stuff.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 05-08-2017 01:24 PM

Exellent cannons! love the models.

As to going about getting an even older school collection of maruader stlye chaos dwarves, what about something similar to an ass cannon for the magma cannon? Maybe a Dragon which is chained down with a pair of ogres, or team of dwarves pointing its head with a pair of handels or man-catchers? Some very good and very cheap dragons can be gotten from the Reaper Bones line which would probably be a ton of fun to convert into something along those lines.

This old school dragon I think would make a fine candidate for a improvised "ass-cannon like" magma cannon. you could chain him down on his back, or reposition his neck to be facing straight up and chain him belly down.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-08-2017 07:06 PM

Thanks Carcass.   That is an absolutely brilliant idea.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 05-08-2017 08:12 PM

Carcass? Sick

Lol I've had trouble not having a good short hand for this old tag (it was the name of my home brew Chaos Space Marine raiders, base of operations the penal world Carceari VI). I've been thinking of changing it to "Cark" since thats what I normally end up being called on voice chat anyway


Well if you do end up giving it a go I'll be looking forward to the conversion Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-08-2017 11:53 PM

I chose my name as a shortened version of Abecedarian, which means learner.   But every so often someone thinks my name is Abe Cedar.
You could do worse than Carcass as a short version


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Black_Fortress_Immortal - 05-16-2017 11:13 PM

I love your Decimator horde - the barrels of the firearms are nice.

I was looking at making some square scenic bases for KoW... how fare the Abyssal Dwarfs in that ruleset?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-16-2017 11:26 PM

Despite the evil machinations of the Administrators (by creating such interesting contests) meant to delay the growth of all our armies. I have finally finished the KoW Horde base for my Decimators with their attendant Gnoblar ammo carriers.

  

  

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-02-2017 04:44 AM

Start of June Progress Report.

Bugger all to report this month.  Whatever projects are on the bench are still there.

All efforts have moved to the airfield and the construction crews working there.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 06-02-2017 08:38 AM

They look excellent. The loaders really look the part.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Bloodbeard - 06-03-2017 03:32 AM

That unit is bloody amazing! Wow, it's cool! So many bazooka teams.

The spacing between them work really well.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 06-03-2017 04:57 AM

Best bazooka unit ever put together! The Gnoblar attendants are what make them truly shine.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 06-03-2017 06:26 PM

Love the loaders! Excellent piece all tograther


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 06-03-2017 11:58 PM

Thanks everyone.  I really love the old school models and paid for it.  I'm glad I got that many before common sense kicked in.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-23-2017 06:12 AM

hello fellas, it has been a while due to the photofucket debacle and a large dose of modelling fatigue from the airship build.  I was actually off-sick from work for almost the whole of June and got to spend lots of time on the model.  Even with all that time I didn't get it finished.  I just kept making what I wanted and thought it needed.  The crew I did in two days of panic as I was one of those who didn't read that crew were expected.  I chose FW Infernal guard as i didn't have any of them done yet and i thought I did well cutting the guns of them.

Anyway so I'll restart with just the entry pics of my airship as a test run with Imgur










RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-23-2017 06:18 AM

Sunday 23rd = Okay so the images don't show from Imgur, only the links. I'm guessing that isn't how I'm supposed to have done it.

Monday Morning = Thanks to Admiral and Enjoysrandom for the advice. I'll keep trying.
Got Imgur working it looks like though I didn't do anything different.
I'm trying Google drive too as it is reportedly easy and I already have an account with google

Monday Arvo. =  Looks like with the boys help I've got my head around this new stuff.
I've gotten the post above sorted now with google drive so I reckon I'll continue with them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-24-2017 02:44 AM

Now that I'm back up to speed I'll get back to posting.
i wanted to do a big build using cheap or even free stuff.
I'll start with the first steps in the build and work my way along.

Here's the first stage. the bit in the top left is the first dirigible.  I didn't like it so that bit was discarded.
The other piece and its two interior walls was going to be the whole gondolla but it ended up being just the middle level


Here is the start of my next inspiration for a balloon section


I cut strips of cardboard and wrapped them around a plastic bottle to make however many of them the same size.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 07-24-2017 03:28 AM

Nepp, no pics at the moment. Tongue


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-24-2017 03:31 AM

tjub Wrote:
Nepp, no pics at the moment. Tongue


Bugger, I can see them. Anyone else not seeing them?
I won't bother posting anymore until this is sorted


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-24-2017 03:40 AM

I can see one single picture, namely the last one in post #543. All others are dead. Strange enough, since you linked all images in the same way.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-25-2017 02:06 AM

Hopefully I have fixed it with some more advice.
Someone please tell me they can see them.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-25-2017 02:41 AM

I can see them all. Neat start on the airship!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 02:45 AM

Here is some of the next stages in the GH Airship build.

I thought that using balloons to keep the frame round was a good idea whilst I stiffened it up with some thinned PVA. It worked as well as my fabrication of the frame allowed


Here's the bottom third of my gondolla. Built like the rest of the airship, out of backing cardboard from my work.


And here is one of the propellors.  Same cardboard again, in three layers and I made a bevelled forms out of ply to try to give them a twist as they dried.  I did buy some toy propellors, the type you shoot up into the sky but I didn't like them.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 02:57 AM

Next steps.
I had to build the rear balloon frames separately, as I needed more length, then I did the same as for the front sections.
Ballooned and stiffened them before spray painting.


I wanted an outside crew deck on both the bottom and middle levels of the gondolla originally but settled just for the one on the middle level.  It was a little bit tricky as the shape tapered upwards so i had to make small braces with an angle to make the platform flat.


And here is all the main pieces before I started assembling it



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 07-26-2017 03:26 AM

Holy Hashut! Abe that is some nice work!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 07:20 AM

Enjoysrandom Wrote:
Holy Hashut! Abe that is some nice work!


Thanks ...  Your advice (and Admirals) has been pivotal to me restarting. My head literally freezes when techno / internet shit changes and I was struggling.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 07:35 AM

Missed this one in the previous stage of construction.  I had to make a third / upper level of the gondola for it to mate with the the balloon section, and give enough room for the propellers that I wanted



I later justified it as it became the magazine and connecting areas from the gondola and upper platforms


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 07:48 AM

Building the middle level and making into it was something I was happy with took a while.  This is really only the first stage of detailing it.


Once I was happy how the gondolla was going to look, I had to sort out my balloons.   I originally envisaged individually bound K'daii inside the balloon framework.  In the end I settled for pictures of daemons pasted on the inside and I used teddy-bear stuffing to keep it pressed outwards



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 07:54 AM

Next I had to join the two / double balloon sections together.  this did not go as smoothly as I had envisaged and I won't repeat the language that was frequently employed.



I ended up having to add the two broad bands around the join.
You can also see one of the alligator clips, that I used a lot, to hold pieces together whilst the glue dried.
In this view the balloons are upside down.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 08:03 AM

These are dragons. They costed $2.00AU ea at a cheap shop.  So far i've only found a use for their heads.


The Flame cannon from the lower deck is where I used the dragon head.
  



The flame cannon barrel is from a disposable needle from work.
The gears are out of Hashut knows what toy that I dismembered
The main magma barrel base is from bottle caps and bits.
The coil chamber is a supa-glue lid with copper wire wrapped around it.
The base is a 2lt juice container lid and the platform just cardboard.
the decking was my first idea using plastic strapping. i didn't particularly like it


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 08:22 AM

These pics show the cockpit ensemble. The gear levers for speed control, the two control consoles, one already installed.
The ladder constructions are for the upper decks


In this view, you can see the two control stations. The right hand one for the engine room with its three speed gears, one for each propeller and a single speaking tube to the engine room.
The left hand station has 5 speaking tubes for differing offensive armament locations


you can also see the cupboard (for want of a better word) and the non-slip decking.
this is just plastic fly-screen glued down onto the cardboard.   I much preferred the fly-screen decking to the plastic strap made decking that I tried on the magma cannon decking


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 08:32 AM

Here is a view of the upper deck with the top-aft gun platforms. it shows the upper decking and one of the cross over platforms.  the guns are minimally customized empire deck-cannons that I've had lying around for a few years.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-26-2017 04:15 PM

Nice construction. The detailwork is quite remarkable. I hope you'll continue to touch it up. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-26-2017 07:59 PM

Thanks Admiral.   I am slowly getting back to it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-27-2017 09:00 AM

Things are progressing very slowly with me finishing the Airship.  I have a list of things i want to finish or add to it.
1.   Cannon slide rails to bring the cannons in and out of the Gondola
2.   Bomb slides and/or rails
3.   Cargo Hatch chains
4.   Cockpit canopy
5.   Upper deck gun platforms on sides
6.   Upper deck platforms chain railings
7.   Rivets
8.   Crew  -   Another 16 or so FW infernal Guard.
9.   Crew  -   Basing to suit the machine.

Here is my efforts so far at designing a slide that will get the cannons out as far as I want

These two don't work so I'm still designing in my head.  

Here is the start of the guard chain railings.  The two twisted wire things are my first Idea.  I wanted a spike on top to pin skulls too and a ring to run the chains through.  I'm using wire pins and stuff from a bead shop.  These two worked fine but the next 8 all snapped.  so a change of plans I simply bend the pin and glue some cardboard "brackets" to provide stability and shape.  So those are my first efforts at that type.


And as to putting the rivets on the Airship, I have so far made 900 by cutting very short some dressmaking pins.

I'm not sure if I'll need more than that or not


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-27-2017 09:14 AM

As to the basing of the crew,  I really think I might base them to match the airships decking


The decking by the way is just household fly-screen glued onto the cardboard.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 07-27-2017 02:23 PM

Weird. I can't see any of your pics.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 07-27-2017 02:42 PM

Solid work plans, Abecedar! Keep at it.

@Pappa Midnight: Fuggit Khan had the same problem with Enjoysrandom's pictures, which were linked via Google Drive, as are Abecedar's. Whatever the pattern here, some members cannot see the Google Drive-hosted pictures. Do one have to have Google Drive/Google account to be able to see it? Or is it more random than that?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 07-27-2017 03:14 PM

I cant see them either, I have no google drive account and I am using Google Chrome.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 07-27-2017 08:22 PM

Ah dam I didn't realise you needed a google account active to view the images... sorry and I gave you a bum steer... back to the drawing board...


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-27-2017 10:28 PM

OK we'll try this.  I'll do the same pic from both imgur and google drive.
So please tell me which one works for you and which web browser you are using

This is a WiP of the shelving that sits at the back of the Cockpit.

From Imgur


From Google Drive



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 07-28-2017 03:10 AM

Your airship is damn cool! Takes Hat off

Much cooler than all amateurish attempts, I'm a little bit envious ... Tongue Wink

I'm curious to see the progress of your efforts!


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 07-28-2017 06:46 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
OK we'll try this.  I'll do the same pic from both imgur and google drive.
So please tell me which one works for you and which web browser you are using


I can only see the imgur one. I'm using Google Chrome.

Cheers
PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 07-29-2017 10:48 PM

C'mon people.  300 odd views and only 1 person has helped me by telling me which images they can see.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Enjoysrandom - 07-30-2017 12:41 AM

I can see all your latest images, everything seems to be displaying correctly... are any of them on Google Drive? I think I have to use another image hosting website....


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2017 07:59 AM

Okay.   Round two.  I have changed all the pictures from post # 543 over to "Imgur".
So Please tell me if you / anyone cannot see them.

So now here is the Airships flag.  I cannot remember (and I couldn't find it) who made this as a banner.
I stole the idea (thank you) and free handed it from memory.  I liked it and also hoped to throw some mis-direction into the competition.
  

It is removable for obvious safety reasons during transport


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2017 08:10 AM

This is my vision of the crew for my airship.  For the competition pics I could only get 11 crew ready.
I used forge world fireglaives and two Daemonsmiths
And also shown here is the rest of the prospective crew.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2017 08:19 AM

I was thinking of making the basing for the Airship crew to match the decking. I started on the Airship captain
I do desperately need some feedback on the basing here though.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-01-2017 08:29 AM

Now somehow when ordering the forgeworld models way back when, i ended up with a total of three command sections.
so once I started the Airship Crew I decided I didn't need three so I thought I'd just reuse them as various crew as they have a different pose from the the standard troopers.

The Champion


The Standard Bearer


The Musician



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-01-2017 08:46 AM

Good work! I could see all the pictures before and can see them now as well. The basing looks neat, not a bad idea. If you think it's too monotone you could perhaps add some blood stains or black, brown or greenish puddles or stains to the metal in some corners.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 08-01-2017 08:55 AM

Excellent work so far! Looking forward to seeing her when she is fully completed and manned!

I might considering doing another wash on the base to give it more depth (and nice black wash would be my recommendation). Also a blood stain here and their would add great variety as Admiral suggested.

Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 08-01-2017 11:36 AM

Your Airship is looking amazing.  Love the slightly asian inspired flag.  Looks great.  Nice use of grid on the upper deck platforms.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 08-08-2017 02:51 PM

Excellent stuff mate! And the bonus is I can now SEE all of your fine work!!

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-09-2017 03:39 AM

Thanks all.  
I just noticed that I haven't shown the airship's base and stand yet.  I really haven't decided what way to go with it yet either.  so here it is.





I'm not sure if it is too high or not.   I haven't actually measured it come to think of it.  I'll do that when I get home next.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-09-2017 03:46 AM

I've also gotten weapons and arms etc on the remaining crewmen.  Except one poor lonely soul, somehow I ran out whilst chopping and changing bits.
I've mixed my spare command models into the unit to give some differing range of poses for the unit.




With the two spare banner poles, minus the bulls heads, I have decided to turn two of the regular troopers into signalmen.  
They will stand, either on the very top of the balloons or on the troop platform on the gondola.
One either side so they can relay messages to troops on the ground via a range of gestures.

  


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-09-2017 03:46 AM

That thing is enormous! Nice base architecture. You could go to town with architecture or flora and fauna or dioramas on the base. It's a free canvas. The signalmen are clever conversions!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2017 11:55 PM

I measured the base plate.  It is 420 x 220 mm with the little ziggurat 170mm square by about 80 mm high.
At the moment the support shaft is holding the airship about 500mm up in the air.

Speaking of the support shaft. I used a stainless steel rod and it is removable.

The cost of building it wasn't too much.
Dollars.
0.00    Stainless steel rod - free from the tip
0.50    Base Board.  6mm MDF from stuff in the shed
0.00    Cardboard -  recycled technically but free from work
0.00    Pillow stuffing  -  free from discarded pillow.
5.00    Empire Swivel Guns x 4
0.00    Main Cannon parts.  from bits and pieces and scraps in the shed
2.50    Flame Cannon.  Dragon head from a cheap shop plus bits of scrap from the shed
0.00    4 x 1ml syringes.  free from work.  Out of date stock.
2.00    Sand castle mold - little ziggurat on the base.
60.00  Army painter coloured undercoat sprays - 2 cans
30.00  30 x 1.00 tubes of cheap arse superglue.

So the cost of making the airship was about $100.00

If you add in the cost of the crew that I am going to use, it doubles.
100.00    Airship Crew.  FW Infernal guard


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 08-12-2017 03:33 AM

This Airship is so cool! Takes Hat off

I'm a little bit envious ... Wink


                         Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 08-12-2017 07:28 AM

Bloody hell that crew looks intimidating!!! I also like the signalmen idea. Excellent stuff.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-19-2017 03:04 AM

Small update on the Airship Crewmen.  I've only been doing base coats when I had some time and I've had to stop doing them for the moment to get some stuff ready for a game of Saga.
here's where I'm up to at the moment.

Re-Boot 5 oct 2017.  I think this was the image that was supposed to be here.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ghrask Dragh - 08-19-2017 03:18 AM

Soo much Forgeworld goodness!  The airship is amazing and kudos on the thriftness of it all, the Ziggurat on the base is a great idea too Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-19-2017 07:31 AM

I just looked up some receipts.  I bought the FW models in 2011.  So that is almost 6 years before they really got to see some care and attention.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 08-19-2017 10:26 AM

There's me thinking I was productive by painting in batches of 12.....

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Timothy Archer - 08-19-2017 01:00 PM

what the what ! this is a really crazy balloon . once finished we must consider to open a chaos dwarf museum to save those crazy pieces


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 08-19-2017 02:49 PM

Good work and nice colour scheme on those FW Chaos Dwarfs. You have such an output that you actually get around to paint your vast collection. Good pace there!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Grimbold Blackhammer - 08-21-2017 08:35 AM

You paint a lot faster than I do...!  Nice job!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 08-21-2017 01:06 PM

The Airship Crew looks awesome! I'm curious to see them fully painted! Cheers!


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-21-2017 05:12 PM

Another month has flown by and no photographic evidence to show for it.
I've been slowly nibbling away in an effort to finish the Airship's crew but the slavemasters have stymied me with the latest contest.

Also I've decided to rationalise my armies and that means re-organising my clans into a more me friendly arrangement.
Just so that I can afford to get some of the new models and other good stuff.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ghrask Dragh - 09-21-2017 05:21 PM

So much work to do not surprised,  looking forward to the next update


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-21-2017 06:10 PM

Thanks mate.   If I was more organised it would be easier.
I made a home made photo box but it wasn't very user freindly so i bought one of those new LED ones you see on facebook.
Don't believe the adds when it all looks so easy.  It doesn't want to stay open for me.  It might need some "Help" in the magnetic side holders department and i haven't gotten to try it out yet.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-22-2017 03:12 AM

After some number crunching today, I've come up with the current totals for my Clans.
Rust Plains Clan  ( GW 4th Ed ) = 6250 Pts
but it does need about 8 blunderbuss's to be painted (due to my reshuffle) to be considered fully painted.
Dark Fold Clan  ( Citadel 3rd Ed ) = 4948 Pts
It does has a few holes in its roster
Far Crags Clan  ( Other Models )  =  1792.5 Pts
There is of heaps of holes in its roster, so lots of work to do.   It is my "Airship" clan for the moment.
All of them have no Wolf Riders other than Khans, which is a glaring oversight.

So my Grand Alliance (AKA: The Ash Wastes Insurrection)  totals out at 12990.5 Pts roughly.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 09-22-2017 03:24 AM

That is more than solid Wink.
Congratulations to your awesome force Cheers!Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-22-2017 03:40 AM

I'm trying figure out how many points it would reasonable to allocate to an Airship, and I would like it to be a plausible.
Would anyone have any ideas?

Here is what I've tentatively decided already.
Basic Airship Crew.  Command (3) + 7 ordinary crew  (in my very Large Airships case).
So 10 crew at 15 (basic warrior pts) each incl Command  =  182 Pts.
Magma Cannon = 145 (LoA) including own crew
Death Rocket = 100  (LoA)   including own crew  (equivalent under construction)

But it is the cost of the Airship itself,
the two Broadside cannons, including own crew, (maybe 100 pts each for them)
and the four swivel guns, including own crew, that I cannot hazard a reasonable guess at.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 09-22-2017 03:59 AM

Abecedar Wrote:
I'm trying figure out how many points it would reasonable to allocate to an Airship, and I would like it to be a plausible.
Would anyone have any ideas?

Here is what I've tentatively decided already.
Basic Airship Crew.  Command (3) + 7 ordinary crew  (in my very Large Airships case).
So 10 crew at 15 (basic warrior pts) each incl Command  =  182 Pts.
Magma Cannon = 145 (LoA) including own crew
Death Rocket = 100  (LoA)   including own crew  (equivalent under construction)

But it is the cost of the Airship itself,
the two Broadside cannons, including own crew, (maybe 100 pts each for them)
and the four swivel guns, including own crew, that I cannot hazard a reasonable guess at.


You should have a look at our Naval rules for Warhammer I posted a few years ago, they should work for aerial combat as well! Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-22-2017 07:13 AM

Thanks Heaps Tjub.  I have found that thread and I have a copy of the generals compendium but didn't even consider it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-08-2017 05:37 AM

Now that the latest comp is over I can get back to my plans for world domination.

Here is the current crop of Airship crewman awaiting some TLC a few weeks ago.


And here is the finally finished original crew of ten Warriors and a Daemonsmith from the Airship I built for Golden Hat No 17.







RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-08-2017 05:45 AM

The last three photos are in my new fold up LED light box, hence the different colouration.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Grimbold Blackhammer - 10-08-2017 01:26 PM

I generally like a lot of your stuff but I find this batch confusing.  I am seeing four different colored metals so I'm not sure I understand these models.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-08-2017 11:01 PM

As this ones are slated to be the start of my next clan, I went with some different colours.
I'm trying to keep an orange theme on the scale male throughout it all.   With them I chose a metallic blue for the breast plates.
Maybe I should change the shoulder guards from silver to blue?  And maybe change the neck guards?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-08-2017 11:12 PM

I've done pictures of some models for comparisons.
The 4th Ed plastic warriors are my first efforts at painting and I wanted a gritty dirtied look for them as the fluff was they are from a dusty / rusty area.
Quite a few of them had turquoise high lights but I sort of wasn't overly happy with it.
The 4th Ed metal warriors are from the same Rust Plainsclan but they haven't been out patrolling lately.
I tried a couple of different base colours and washes for varying orangey / red effects on them.
The 3rd Ed Models are my Dark Fold Clan and after getting some of old Boradors models with green armour I decided to keep that (in spirit at least)
and give them orange accents on the helmets.
And lastly my 3rd clan which evolved from the Airship build with a darker brighter orange for the scale mail, most other metal gold and the blue breastplates.
As I build them up in numbers, they'll include FW, Titan, 4A Minis and others.










RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 10-09-2017 12:19 AM

Congrats on a cool model and a big project! Let us know if you try out some areal combat with it. Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 10-09-2017 03:14 PM

I like the choice of blue for the airship crew, it has a nautical feel, ideal for a "ship".

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 10-09-2017 06:04 PM

Oooh! Those look nice!

I really like the metalic blues!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-09-2017 07:22 PM

Thanks Pappa.   It was sort of part of the idea.
Thanks Carce'.   Its Tamiya X 13 Metallic Blue.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 10-18-2017 08:46 AM

I thought I'd ask for your opinion on this.
Grimbold thought i had too many colours on my main metallic areas and of course I started to wonder.
So here is a pic of one guardsman with Silver Shoulder guards and another with the same/similar areas painted blue.
What do you think?




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 10-18-2017 11:11 AM

I like the color combination of the right model a bit better.


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Helblindi - 10-18-2017 11:23 AM

I prefer the left, but I'm never one for neutral colors. Also, you effective add an extra color, which makes the model on the right look like there's more going on than with the left. So left, despite being more colorful, has fewer different colors and seems more balanced to me.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 10-18-2017 11:45 AM

I also prefer the blue shoulder guards


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - JMR - 10-19-2017 05:28 AM

The orange is a very bold colour. So is the blue. They also contrast immensely. This doesn't have to be a bad thing, but in my opinion such contrasting colours need to be used sparingly.

I'd go for the silver shoulderplates and I'd also try to use the silver in more places to help tone the model down a bit. I would use the silver as the "default" metal colour, then add the blue to unify your clan and use gold only for details. So the elbowguards for example I'd do silver, maybe even the helmet. I'd also definitely look at the gloves as well as I find them distracting right now. They could be a dark, dark brown, maybe with silver metal bits.
By the way, when I say silver, I don't mean super shiney silver, but simply a neutral metal.

Hope this helps!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 10-19-2017 05:40 AM

Bold colour scheme. Of the two, I prefer the left. I can't help but wonder how the orange scalemail would look like with some scales picked out in metallic blue to form a zig-zag pattern. That said, I liked your metallic red scalemail combo with blue armour better.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 10-25-2017 07:38 AM

I also prefer the left. I like the fact that the breastplate is the same colour as the shoulder guards ( sort of makes sense for a suit of armour).

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 10-26-2017 12:00 AM

I would say the left one as well...


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-19-2017 07:41 AM

Now I've gone and done it.  Finished the Airship crew that is.  I've re-done the shoulder guards in the metallic blue and gone over the rest eliminating minor slip ups.










RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 11-19-2017 07:57 AM

Looks awesome! Takes Hat off


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Forgefire - 11-19-2017 10:12 AM

Nice colour scheme! Looking good


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-19-2017 06:12 PM

Here is my entry for the last Golden Hat.  It is a Rackham model.


Just add some tusks and there you go









RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Grimbold Blackhammer - 11-20-2017 09:48 AM

This one made me laugh!  Good job!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-29-2017 05:39 AM

Something for the Blood Bowl people.  I got these from Eureka miniatures.  They're the "Dwarfettes".  Potential customization





I really like this little Cutie.  Standing there so sweet and innocent.


But look what she has behind her back!



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-29-2017 05:43 AM

I also ordered these little blighters from Eureka.  In the past I've got lots from them but I didn't know these existed.
But thanks to Tjubb and his search for smaller than normal dwarfs (15mm) he told us about these.

I give you the Eureka mini's 10mm Chaos Dwarfs and 2 great Maw cannons.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 11-30-2017 07:27 AM

Good colour scheme! Striking impression. Nice Rackham fire team, and an ever growing collection! Adding the 10mm Eureka CDs to the list.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ghrask Dragh - 12-03-2017 05:01 AM

Oh wow, this mini minis look great,  I too have been tempted into smaller scales since certain members of this site have been posting, nice find!

This BB girls look great too,love the humour people have to put into blood bowl, looking forward to seeing them painted up


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-03-2017 06:17 AM

Thanks fella's.  Not much painting or modelling in the future for the moment.  I barely got the Gunnery team finished.
Carpel Tunnel is a real bitch


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 12-03-2017 12:56 PM

Jupp, the Eureka 10mm Chaos Dwarves are nice. But they lack hats! Sad


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-03-2017 05:35 PM

Lack Hats?  I can barely see their heads


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 12-05-2017 05:48 AM

Who need heads when you have hats?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - BABIS - 12-05-2017 02:21 PM

Admiral Wrote:
Who need heads when you have hats?


that's what Hashut taught us! Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-29-2018 02:59 AM

Some small progress on my BB Dwarfettes.  One of a number of grandiose schemes for the Golden Hat #29 that in reality I would never have gotten done in time.
I have sort of figured out what they are supposed to be as players and will try to tailor the uniforms to signify  that.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Pappa Midnight - 01-29-2018 09:38 AM

This is the first time I have seen the dwarfettes and I like them. I agree, there is a lot of potential for customisation. Thanks for sharing.

PM


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 01-29-2018 05:50 PM

Minimal customising for me.  I want to add tusks of course and spikes onto round rivets/discs  and hopefully really turn them CD with their "make-up"


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 01-29-2018 06:33 PM

They look cool. Can’t wait to see them CD ‘d up.i


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - TheHoodedMan - 01-30-2018 06:08 PM

These girls look great, never saw them before. I am looking forward to see them painted!Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-28-2018 03:11 AM

No real progress on the painting front.  I t has been a really hard few months but now my daughter is married and her wedding party(s) are over I can begin to relax from that.  Otherwise I'm laid up in bed with a crook lower back whilst actually being on sick-leave for a carpal tunnel operation and still not believing how stupid I was to bump a finger into a drop saw and how lucky I am to still have 10 fingers. Well 9.85% is probably a closer figure.

Anyway.  I'm still having problems with my new clans colours.  This problem is a bit of a holdover from everything I had before as well.  I want to keep an orange base on my scale mail as a standard. I've changed to a Translucent gloss as it makes the orange pop. But with the orange gloss applied I lose the definition on the red trim



so I did this guys armour trim in black but the skirt trim is still red in the last GH and it sort of disappears


Here is how they look at the moment.  I'm just struggling to get happy with them




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 02-28-2018 03:26 AM

And I found a crappy photo of something else I didn't get finished for GH 29. It will be a trophy one day.



I have no idea where the model comes from.  I have heightened the flames a few mm though and made the base


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-02-2018 09:30 AM

Since I've gotten a kick start into KoW, I've made a start on my Mantic Great Winged Half-Breed.  Bloody thing keeps falling over but I can't fix it to the base yet.
So here are some WiP pics.  My main problem is getting a blend from the body colours to the pinions and wing membranes.










RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-02-2018 09:49 AM

Another thing I'm working on is a suitable "Third Ed" model to fit into my KoW army as a Heavy Mortar instead of the the 4th Ed Earthshaker I'm currently using.

This old "Goblin Machiniery of Destruction Cannon is my current favourite for the job.





of course a suitable crew for it will have to be devised.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 07:49 AM

I thought I'd take a group shot of what goes into my KoW armies and also give me direction into what needs doing as a whole.
The list is pretty big as it turns out.





The green bucket is hiding my unfinished golems


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 07:52 AM

I think I'll start with those that don't need any work.
Here are my two Grog Mortars and the two Dragon Fire Teams




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 07:56 AM

Of course my two Hordes.  The models are a mix of MM90's and 3rd Ed Bazookas
So I can just change whomever is in the front ranks to depict Blunderbusses or Blacksouls.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 07:59 AM

My three troops of trusty Gargoyles.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:02 AM

And my BSB, two Ironcasters and my Ba'suu the Vile.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:05 AM

Here is the olde Goblin Lead Belcher that is now my Angkor Heavy Mortar




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:11 AM

Now to what need some work.

Firstly the Bull centaurs.  Getting them organized onto regiment sized movement trays is first.



And my two Katsukhan Rocket Launchers just need their bases re-done.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:15 AM

My Ladies are my choice for a unit of Immortals and the Pirates are my beserkers.
both just need their regiment sized movement trays.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:21 AM

I think that these old WoC Dragon Ogres are perfect for Grotesques.
Just need to get a coherent paint job and them and base them properly.



And the bigger dude should be the Grotesque champion once I find his back foot and tail piece.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:25 AM

These four guys are my Great half-Breed rider, two mantic heros  and the weird Mantic mutated Ironcaster




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:29 AM

And whilst looking for the big Dragon Ogres foot, I found the Mantic half Breed Champion.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 04-06-2018 09:37 AM

This is a really great collection of models and what you have done is looking great as a cohesive army.  I really like your use of different models in the same unit to quickly swap what the unit represents.    Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 04-06-2018 12:09 PM

It is always a pleasure to admire your models! Takes Hat off


                        Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 04-06-2018 01:35 PM

Nice overall! Where are the gargoyles from?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 04-06-2018 02:29 PM

Lovely force there. Great to see the lead belcher good choice and one of my favorite old minis.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Carcearion - 04-06-2018 03:27 PM

Great stuff all around!

The more I see people painting the mantic stuff the more I like them (Mantic's store paint scheme just really doesn’t do them any favors).


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-06-2018 08:14 PM

Thanks everyone.  I surprised myself with being a bit chuffed with how they were turning out.  Thats not like me normally.

Hey Admiral, they are a bit of a mixed bunch with ..........

7 of them being Citadel C48 gargoyles.   http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Gargoyles_-_C48

1 is a grenadier Dragon Man #M46   http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_Lords_-_First_Series#117

The 'male' upright small bodied one is a Ral Partha Gremlin from 1979
The one without wings (missing) on all fours is a Chronicle CM15 mini from 1981   http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Chronicle_CM_Series_CM10_to_CM20_-_Collectors_Guide

The other three (female daemon?; the smallest one hunched down and another that looks like a Dragon Man but with more armour) are ones I'm not sure of.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Forgefire - 04-07-2018 04:22 AM

Impressive army mate!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Sjoerdo - 04-07-2018 09:33 AM

Lovely mix of miniatures! That old big dragonogre is still on my want list, jealous!!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Cloister - 04-07-2018 08:09 PM

Good looking stuff, Abecedar. I like your movement trays.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - dncswlf - 05-11-2018 04:49 PM

Wow!  you have some delicious items in your collection!  the extra ammo for the rocket launchers, the custom shields, I am loving your whole collection!  you may actually rival me with the breadth of pieces you have!  ha!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Ghrask Dragh - 05-14-2018 05:47 AM

Enjoyed catching up on this blog, monsters and ogres galore!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-15-2018 05:28 AM

dncswlf Wrote:
Wow!  you have some delicious items in your collection!  the extra ammo for the rocket launchers, the custom shields, I am loving your whole collection!  you may actually rival me with the breadth of pieces you have!  ha!


Challenge accepted.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-24-2018 07:08 AM

I'm still struggling ( admittedly very intermitantly) with getting the look of the Airships "Marines" right.

Here's an earlier WiP pic in the base colours.


I'm getting rid of the red edge on the skirts, it loses definition with the red wash.
So I'm changing it to Black.
And thinking of changing the shoulder guards to Black as well

Newer pics of the models, with the right hand one having had the shoulder guard painted black.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 05-24-2018 07:40 AM

The struggle continues! Good choice on changing colour on the skirt edges. Both blue and black shoulder guards look good.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-24-2018 09:45 PM

Thanks.  I keep getting mixed feelings about the blue.  But I am stubborn


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 05-25-2018 01:38 AM

The blue is great imo. Perfect for sky marines.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-25-2018 09:22 PM

Thought I'd better add "Larry, Mo and Curly" to my blog. My first KoW regiment of lesser Stone Golems.
Two of them were pre-painted (I think) plastic models. and the right hand metal one wasn't





For the life of me I cannot find any pre-golden hat pics
here is one pic of when i was trying for the cracked lava effect on one of the hands

I made 2 or 3 efforts that got a bit better but "better" is subjective.
I tried straight painting and using crackling effect paint
before giving up and just re-painting it


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 05-26-2018 07:53 AM

I really liked these guys. Chaotic dynamic and rocky. What minis are they?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-26-2018 09:04 AM

I don't really know. No bases so no markings
I picked up all three together at our games conventions second hand stall in Canberra two years ago.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jackswift - 05-26-2018 08:32 PM

Nicely done.  They capture the rocky stone golem look well and I very much like the flames effect on the middle model.  Well done and a great add to your army.  They are Privateer Press Hordes Trollblood models I believe.  Cheers,


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-26-2018 09:09 PM

You are so right Jack.. Thanks for that.
They are a Pyre Troll, a Slag Troll and a Winter Troll "Classic" version from the trollbloods line.

And looking at the rest of them, I'll need another Winter Troll (alt version), a Night Troll and maybe a
Ice Troll or a Storm troll to make another troop of Lesser Golems.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Will Liam - 05-27-2018 09:52 AM

You go my vote on these three - I haven’t seen the models before, really liked the way you painted them and they have a lot of character - wicked job bra


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 05-27-2018 08:29 PM

Thanks for the vote of confidence Will.
I thought I did okay on getting the look of some light blood leakage from where the rocks were forcing their way out of the skin.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:33 PM

Finally took some better pics of my last Golden Hat entry.
If you remember, it was an "open" theme so plans run amok.  Firstly I thought to make a marching type scene with the Eureka 10mm models I already had.

But then I thought why not have a more complete army and so I came up with the plan to try to paint a whole army and put it on an army display board.  So I needed more models and hence, the second wave of Eureka 10mm's were bought.

and three dinosaur / rhinoceros thingies from the Ork Epic range I had lying around.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:36 PM

As you know I failed to finish. So no Army battle boards or scenery got done.  
A lot of little damage from moving about in an inadequate tray, but they weren't really actually Golden hat Quality anyway.
But here they are.   Firstly the bosses








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:38 PM

Now the Troops.  One gut has a tentacle arm and tentacled beard and one of the great weapon ones is a cyclops











The four regiments of Blunderbusses. I thought I'd show them in a square formation.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:45 PM

The four regiments of Bull Centaurs.  Eureka call them Dwargons.












RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:47 PM

The Great Taurus's or Gorgon Riders as Eureka calls them.








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:50 PM

The rocket launchers are "Chinese" but who's arguing. they come with two crew so I added a Dawi Zharr from the Maw cannons.






RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-10-2018 11:57 PM

These are the Maw Cannons as they come from Eureka. But the crew are all glued down elsewhere



I of course needed something for the original army on the march Idea and I decided to make the maws into Dreadquakes and have them towed by the dinosaur thingies.  All scrap cardboard, scrap mesh and scrap cable ties and super glue and no fingerprints for a week.







And then they became these.








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-11-2018 12:01 AM

These 6 Woolly rhinoceri and their wagons didn't get finished enough to be included.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 08-11-2018 04:20 AM

Absolutely enchanting army. So much work! My favorite are the dread quakes. I had no idea the carriages were scratch built, brilliant. What are the plans for the rhinos? Wagons with walls and gunners? Can’t wait to see.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - boyfights - 08-11-2018 10:36 AM

How did I miss your blog? Fantastic stuff, these little guys are incredible! I love what you did with the squiggoths Happy


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 08-11-2018 11:43 AM

Such a cool army!
And quite an interesting mix of miniatures...
my favorite is the Dreadquakes, nice work on them. I originally thought they were cast metal, surprised to see that you made them yourself.
I've always loved that you use cardboard, wood, etc for your custom builds. Clever use of materials!  Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 08-12-2018 11:00 AM

Great army! Cool to see more scales and projects... What rules will you be using?


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 08-14-2018 09:50 AM

@ Uther de Unhinged (Love the name by the way).   Original was just baggage.  But the squiggoths are / were destined to have howdahs for gunners

@ Boysfights.  Thanks. Its easy to miss a thread when it hasn't had a post for a while.

@ Fuggit . Thanks. The plate grating is a light metal mesh from I don't know what. Just scrap I'd saved.  But cardboard and cheap glue is fun.

@ Tjub.  Thanks.  Maybe Kings of War but not likely not as no one else has that scale.  We are playing regularly in 28mm so no need.

No real plans to expand it yet.  But If I do I'll be getting the Chinese troops and lion dog riders as Hobgoblins


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-16-2018 02:23 AM

Here is my Artisans 25 Entry.
The display board is just the Blue high density foam.  A real mix of models. Some old and newer citadels, some reaper, some of Admirals and some I don't know. Just the comp pics and a couple of others.  The mine cart is cardboard and glue with the wheels being the pop-tops of one of our drugs vials. Twas fun to paint somethings different.
















RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 09-17-2018 12:35 AM

Such a great entry, and a lovely diorama.
I had a hunch that this entry was yours, not so much because of the overall painting style, but because very few people would have such an impressive collection of different miniatures models (you and Zanko probably have the world's biggest collection).
And the female slave mini looks familiar, which model is that?
I think maybe I had one many years ago...


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 09-17-2018 01:55 AM

Loved this entry. Great diorama and overall feel. Even happier I voted for it knowing cardboard was involved! Although the slaves do need more whipping.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-23-2018 04:35 AM

In the small break between comps I have managed to get some normal painting done.

5 of my Airships Marine complement have been completed.
some minor changes from the airships dedicated crewmen.  The marines have weapons obviously, black shoulder guards, black trim on their armour skirts. I tried for a red gold on the helms and other pieces of armour and ended up with this gory look.







RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-23-2018 04:41 AM

Also my Airship crew have a meshed plate style for the bases but it was a decision made at the end of the airships build to match their base to the decking.  It was actually quite hard because the models were already on the bases.  For the marines, I thought I'd try to do a riveted plating. First off i was trying to get the pin heads with all but 1mm of the pointy bit cut off into the holes I drilled, It was eminently very frustrating as they kept falling out of my tweezers grip.  So I ended up putting the whole pins through the last 4 models and then cutting them off.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-23-2018 08:56 AM

Wow, the 10mm mortar wagons turned out great! Missed that deft piece of scratchbuild until now. Great work on the slave mine as well! Truly impressive collection, and good choices of minis. And good colour scheme for the airshipmen! Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 09-23-2018 10:15 AM

Great attention to detail. True dedication but the results look worth it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Duncan - 09-23-2018 03:07 PM

I can imagine dropping the short pin heads, those sort of things are so frustrating! How hard was it though to cut them off after putting the whole pin through, not as easy as it first seemed i imagine? Still, they are looking good so far.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-23-2018 07:42 PM

Thanks fellas.

Cutting them isn't that hard with a good set of nippers.  At one stage I had a container with a straw stuck into it.  I'd put the end of the pin that was being cut off into the end of the straw so that when it got cut and shot away it would go into the container


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 09-24-2018 11:58 AM

Your AC entry is awesome! Takes Hat off I like ist a lot and you got my vote! Tongue Wink

I also like your Airship Marines too! The colour scheme is really cool! Cheers!


                      Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-30-2018 06:26 AM

Golden Hat 31.  Thank you everyone for voting for me.
It was really fun making it.

To this

From this





RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-30-2018 06:34 AM

here's a whole heap of finished pics.























RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-30-2018 06:40 AM

Now just some of the bits and pieces that went into it.
A 20 LED bulb xmas light, a Blood Bowl Blocker, Chunks of MDF and foam board.  
Of course Carcearions obelisks and his range of bits and some beads and things.
The black and blue steps were the first ones I built but decided they distracted from the fire-pit








RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 11-30-2018 07:06 AM

Impressive build! A worthy winner for sure, and a spectacularly worthy vision of a Chaos Dwarf altar. The Brazen Bull is surrounded by a lot of details, and it clicks together really well. Carcearion's obelisks add a lot to it.

Bravo! This is golden stuff for sure. Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 11-30-2018 10:32 AM

Fantastic Altar! Surely you will bask in Hashuts fiery radiance for this. Such a good idea and so well done. Now all we need is AoS/T9A/KoW rules for an Altar of Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Cloister - 11-30-2018 11:53 AM

I love all the BLING. Good work man.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 11-30-2018 01:31 PM

Very ingenious altar, really cool piece! Takes Hat off

Of course I also gave it my vote! Tongue Wink


                     Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Forgefire - 11-30-2018 05:28 PM

Beatiful entry, well done indeed!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Fuggit Khan - 11-30-2018 09:28 PM

Your ability to cobble together such a varied amount of bits and materials into something so cool is really inspiring. I just absolutely love everything about this model, I also love the blue and black steps that you made. They have the perfect blue glazed Assyrian tile look to them. Congratulations on your incredibly well deserved gold medal, this is a favorite!
Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 11-30-2018 10:25 PM

Thanks everyone.
I was trying to get an obsidian look on the alter stone with light going through thinner bits and edges.  I didn't evn think of the assyrian tiles


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-29-2018 05:57 AM

I've gotten a bit of work done on the remaining Airship crewmen.  After my first efforts with the steel decking and having to fit it around the models feet and then doing a riveted base for some of them, which I didn't really like.  I decided to take the last ones of the bases completely and redo with the deck plating.


Here are the three drummers. one stayed as a drummer, one with axe and shield and the other with the two hand weapons from the commander.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 12-29-2018 07:22 AM

Nice work! Simple and effective weapon swaps.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-30-2018 02:14 AM

In an effort to see what I've got and what I could bear to part with, I got everything out onto my gaming table.
Both Painted and Unpainted.  Not everything made it though.  A few WiP that I didn't want to reveal have been left out.




RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 12-30-2018 04:21 AM

What a great and impressive sight! Takes Hat off  Hashut will love it! Hashut!


                     Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-30-2018 04:46 AM

I keep thinking - When you set up first and your opponent has nowhere to put his troops down


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-30-2018 04:51 AM












RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 12-30-2018 06:43 AM

Awesome sight! I love how big the airship is. So many figures makes me feel so mich better about my own obsession. As for your opponent they can set up on the floor below the dawi zharr, where they belong .
Now back to the greenstuff and milliput. You have set the bar high.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Grimbold Blackhammer - 12-30-2018 11:52 AM

I am so jelly right now! Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 12-31-2018 08:09 AM

Thanks fellas'.  It does look great.  And definitely the painted outnumbers the unpainted now.

But I want more.  There are so many new CD's out there that I need!

So Initial plans, I think that I will definitely maybe have to possibly thin out the ranks.
I do not need two of every 3rd Ed CDs, that is a first important little step (my psychiatrist said so)
and maybe trim the 4th Ed units back to units of only 10 warriors each plus a command trio


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 12-31-2018 09:12 AM

By the Bull God! Insane, and glorious! Great collection and hobby work!

Great to hear the megalomania doesn't brake for anybody. Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Gargolock - 12-31-2018 11:57 PM

That is one huge collection of dawi zharr. Very impressive. They all look really nice together. Very imposing force.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-01-2019 04:57 AM

Now it is time for my Golden Hat #32 entry.  
They are Delaney Kings awesome Bederkin Dwergs
I tried a different array for the photos this time around.  
Previously with this many models I have had doubts with just lining them up with 5 or 6 in a row and
taking front and back photos.  So I had the brilliant idea of putting them in a square.






I thought I'd get good views of all sides this way, but it didn't really work out.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-01-2019 05:03 AM

So without adieu, here they are in stock standard lines.


















RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Hashoooot - 04-01-2019 05:16 AM

The guy with the scorpion tail totally rocks! Well done!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 04-01-2019 05:24 AM

He certainly does.  I do like him a lot.
And the other mutated guys.  Well I just love them all.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 04-01-2019 12:56 PM

Fantastic mutants! I loved these guys. Beautiful figures beautifully painted. They got my vote. Yeah and I loved the scorpion dude too.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 04-01-2019 01:20 PM

Yep, really good stuff! The square arrangement worked fine to my eyes, by the way.

Great minis and painting to go along with them. Keep at it, Abecedar. This is getting impressive! Cheers!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 04-01-2019 01:58 PM

Oh the Bederken Dwergs were from you, I would not have thought of it ad hoc. Shock

I really liked them and you had my vote! Takes Hat off

I still love the models after all this long time, they are unfortunately a bit too big, but as Orc Proxies they fit into every Chaos Dwarven Army! Wink


                     Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Jasko - 04-26-2019 09:40 AM

Haha, that scorpion-tailed-Dwarf cracks me up Tongue Very characterful!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2019 12:23 AM

I've been a bit remiss of late.  But I am now have a new computer so I can fix things.

Here is some Pics of my Artisans Comp entry.
It went through some changes as it grew. One tunnel under the walkway for lava to flow under became two.
The arches of teeth for effect.  I used some plastic board from my sons work (retail) signs. It is more fragile than I thought and a couple broke off during transits. They should have been made twice as thick to prevent that.






I didn't quite finish it and I seem to have mis-placed all the WiP's somewhere


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2019 12:47 AM

Some small progress was made before the latest contest has taken over my focus.



Made an attempt at adding some details to the side panelling.  First efforts with squares weren't right so I think I have settled on the toothy triangles


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2019 12:56 AM

I think I missed this update as well from Artisans 26.


It is loosely based on the Dwarf Battleship from GW's Dreadfleet box that I intend to / am converting.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-02-2019 01:05 AM

And just having had Fathers Day here I have gotten some help from my son for my up-comingpainting efforts.


And I have made a new assistance tray for painting as well.



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - tjub - 09-03-2019 12:49 AM

Oh, now you are setting a level for the coming Golden Hat... Takes Hat off


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-03-2019 04:14 AM

Yep, my new super-goggles are definitely setting a new level.

An amazing new level where I can see every little mistake as soon as I make it.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Sjoerdo - 09-03-2019 05:29 AM

Are those visors magnifying!? I just turned fourthy i close something like that myself!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-03-2019 06:37 AM

Yep they are.  The black case sitting next to them in the pic is for the other 4 lens.  Real easy to interchange too.
The led lights are good too.  They weight a fair bit more than my old head band one.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Reaver of Uzkulak - 09-27-2019 03:58 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
It is loosely based on the Dwarf Battleship from GW's Dreadfleet box that I intend to / am converting.


Looking forward to seeing this conversion. I've been meaning to spend more time with my Dreadfleet models. Pirate A second Chaos Dwarf related ship for that game might be the inspiration I need. Are you planning any rules for it? or is it for another purpose.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-28-2019 01:33 AM

Started off just to make something from it.  I'd already stolen and used its little submarine.
So far I've stripped out a lot of its guts and at present I'm planning on cages etc to indicate it is a slave transport sort of


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Reaver of Uzkulak - 09-28-2019 12:41 PM

Abecedar Wrote:
Started off just to make something from it.  I'd already stolen and used its little submarine.
So far I've stripped out a lot of its guts and at present I'm planning on cages etc to indicate it is a slave transport sort of


Excellent plan Evil idea


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-29-2019 07:57 AM

Here is how the slave barge looks so far




And the rendered artists impression............... for Artisans 26



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 09-29-2019 04:21 PM

Ah, that explains the familiar shape! A conversion schematic. Nice. Looking food so far.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Reaver of Uzkulak - 09-29-2019 06:25 PM

Off to a great start cleaning that model up. Can't wait to see that 2D canvas interpreted on the 3D canvas. Tongue


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 09-29-2019 06:52 PM

Oh what a great idea. Good luck.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-30-2019 07:00 AM

Golden Hat 33 is done and dusted.  This time I limited my options to only two models to choose from once I started painting.  I ended up choosing the Bezhukh model as being more fitting for my idea, the other was a "thunderlord" that needs some minor conversion to be more Dawi Zharr, so I didn't use / or finish it.


The Khurganova sister, and her dog, is just one I wanted to paint for fun so it was on the immediate cue as well.
She isn't quite finished yet


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-30-2019 07:07 AM

Here is the GH 33 entry as it stood.
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When ever some one asks who I'm playing? I always say the "Good Guys", so its my little joke with myself really.

The halo is removable as you should have noticed from the previous post.



The wings are from a Yowie (kinder surprise type thing) chocolate egg and toy of an Australian Pink n Grey Galah


and originally the model was inset into the top piece of the pedestal but then someone (namely Admiral) said the sky is the limit
and I just had to add the wings.

And the pedestal(s) are just high density foam



RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Zanko - 09-30-2019 01:19 PM

Really cool entry! Very successful colour scheme! I like the irony! Takes Hat off


                     Hashut!


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Uther the unhinged - 09-30-2019 01:21 PM

I loved this entry and it got my vote. Great idea and well done. Of course we are the good guys!

Do not listen to the following!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 09-30-2019 06:47 PM

I saw myself in the back-ground knitting a bag


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Abecedar - 03-13-2020 06:12 AM

Oh Dear, I've done it yet again.
Just a wee bit tired and was using my Circular Saw ... again.



I'll have to update my signatures stats
So no renovations for a few days and maybe I'll actually get some Hobby stuff done.


RE: Ash Wastes Insurrection - Admiral - 03-13-2020 06:19 AM

You shall flay the Slayers, not yourself, Abecedar. Tongue

Take care!