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Re: Miond's experimentals (Interceptor drone, Tx-42 and Y'Vahra)

Posted: Apr 20 2017 07:56
by Shas'o Dre
great stuff...making me want to start building again!

Re: Miond's experimentals (Interceptor drone, Tx-42 and Y'Vahra)

Posted: Apr 24 2017 06:39
by Tael
Agreed, the Fireblade Longstrike mod is inspired. Could make for a good Shadow War operative. :)

Re: Miond's experimentals (Modded Hammerhead)

Posted: Apr 25 2017 03:30
by Miond
Glad you like it :)

Modelling has always been my main interest in the hobby and ATT is a great nexus of conversions, so it's nice to know I can inspire too :biggrin:

I really need to get my 'Advanced stabilisation system' back in gear though, figure out how I'm going about the painting since I've got a couple of models just waiting for that stage.


Quick progress update on the *Shark.
So much sanding, touch-ups and even more sanding... I'll be retired before I finish this one it feels like.
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I keep returning to making infantry and characters whenever I get fed up, so.. spoiler warning, I'll be putting a few more of those up soon.
Might also unveil the custom flyer I was working on for the ATT '16 challenge if I can get over my feelings on that model, almost threw it away in disgust because of the amount of sanding I was doing on it :dead:


Longstrike Hammerhead
Rear hatch had to go to make room for the souped up internals and cooling. Also had to replace the sensors, as that bit went missing..
Will be doing some more add-on armour along the center ridge and on the engines. I need to figure out if (and how) I'll be doing the skyray parts, and whether I want to do anything else.. probably leaving the side hatches as is.
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Re: Miond's experimentals (Modded Hammerhead)

Posted: Apr 25 2017 09:15
by Shas'kamont'yr
I love the Shark, and the Hammerhead. They look amazing.

Re: Miond's experimentals (Modded Hammerhead)

Posted: Apr 25 2017 09:44
by Tael
Aye, that set up on the back door is smart and a great way to distinguish basic hovertank over the real frontline fighter. :)

Re: Miond's experimentals (Skyray & sniper + spotter operatives)

Posted: Apr 30 2017 06:42
by Miond
Skyray
And a bit of progress on the armoring.
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Railrifle and spotter operatives
I.. don't like the Ethereal model packaged with the getting started boxes. Their underarms are too wide and long proportionally, their feet are gigantic and they aren't even in the same style as the other Ethereals..
Heretical, I know. From now on you may reach me at La_Miond@Farsight.Enclaves

So I shaved off the caste emblem and replaced it with the one from their belt buckle.
Then I used the circular gizmoTM on their hip as the new buckle, and replaced their heads and arms.
Gave them pants, and shaved the feet down.. I'll be hiding the remaining hints of the wierd style when I base them.
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Re: Miond's experimentals (Skyray & sniper + spotter operatives)

Posted: May 12 2017 12:50
by Tael
That's actually quite clever - subtle converting. Liking these figures a lot :D

Definitely getting ideas for Water Caste envoys too, besides Air Caste

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 23 2017 05:00
by Miond
Updates
Added a markerlight to my custom fireblade and hung a carbine on the spotters hip to properly represent their loadout.
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More pathfinders
Drilled out the end of the railrifle for a bit of realistic depth, although it's left the walls almost paper thin :dead:
Sorry for the slight out of focus picture, camera just loves my fingerprints more than the model *conspiracy hat*
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Also added another spotter, only custom parts here is the backpack from the hoverdrone etherial (upside down and shaved off the aerial) and head from the fireblade kit.
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And then a bunch more bog standard pathfinders, nothing too exciting so merely took a group photo.
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Commander
And then there's what has gotten most of my love lately, my (partially) magnetised 3-in-1 commander, so I can field him as either Farsight (well, not the real one), a Coldstar or a regular Commander. Due to his pose I was thorough and pinned his ankle and foot together and the pinned that to the base. I want to do something fancy with his base but I'm not quite sure what yet..
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His right hand and the jets are magnetised, will be magnetising the weapon mounts as well, just tac'ed on for now. Made a custom shieldgen and plasmarifle combo and an energy sword of some sort. I want to fancy that up using water effects, but damn that's nerve wrecking, gotta practise first :?

Farsight-y loadout:
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And Coldstar loadout:
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Click on the pictures for high-res versions! Also, let me know if you want closeups on anything :smile:

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 23 2017 01:15
by Ironsky
Really like the commander's head - a close up on that would be nice!

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 23 2017 10:08
by Tael
Such a great update of neat ideas, quality hobby inspiration :D

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 24 2017 01:21
by Miond
Glad people like my custom stuff, always nice to give some inspiration back to the community :smile:

Closeups of the commander head:
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Just needs a bit of greenstuffing, scoring the panel lines back in and polishing. Really happy that I mostly managed to recreate the Forgeworld crisis heads, even if the are too big for the regular crisis suits. Looks really nice on commanders and 'tides.

Now, I really should try to finish some of my earlier models.. I keep starting new projects when I get to the refinement stages :crafty:

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 24 2017 01:53
by Ironsky
Thanks for the close-up

Miond wrote:...Just needs a bit of greenstuffing, scoring the panel lines back in and polishing. Really happy that I mostly managed to recreate the Forgeworld crisis heads, even if the are too big for the regular crisis suits. Looks really nice on commanders and 'tides....


If that head fits a Riptide, I may have to pull the head off mine! :dead:

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 24 2017 11:14
by Miond
Ironsky wrote:Thanks for the close-up

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If that head fits a Riptide, I may have to pull the head off mine! :dead:


You're welcome :)

Scroll up to the top of this page, there's a few pics of my Yvahra with one of these heads. The head is a little bigger than the one the Yvahra is supplied with, and the overall scale of the body is very similar, if a little bigger than the riptide, so it should look just fine..

Re: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)

Posted: Aug 25 2017 02:50
by Ironsky
Ah. I hadn't noticed that first time around!