El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#55 » Dec 16 2016 10:02

Top stuff man, really has a sense of mass and durability compared to a Chimera.

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#56 » Jan 14 2017 09:48

Thanks Tael :)

Latest project is now complete - Special Weapons squad no. 110 with 3 meltas and hostile environment equipment and a lone melta gunner from the FW Cadian HQ squad.

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Working on some DA Librarians at the moment ;)

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Post#57 » Feb 07 2017 02:35

The packs wrok quite well on the classic Cadian. Serious props for the cammo work :D

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Post#58 » Mar 03 2017 11:13

:D


3 x Missile teams completed along with an extra 6 snapfit guardsmen as a start to the next infantry squad

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Post#59 » Mar 05 2017 02:56

Looking good, clever refit of the basing. Is it an MDF base or something you crafted yourself?

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#60 » Mar 05 2017 04:38

Cheers Tael :)


Here is the cut and paste from my BnCS thread on how I did the bases

Planning far ahead again... I was pottering around in my workshop/shed doing some cleanup after a DIY job and found an old football table base. It is 5-6mm thick fibreboard and it got me thinking...


When I get around to building up my HW teams I want them to be based so as to be able to remove one of the models as a wound marker. One thing lead to another and these where the result


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The discs are a little over 60mm (nearest size of cutter I had) with a 26mm diameter recess drilled out to a depth to fit the standard 25mm plastic base. They have just been painted with a watered down PVA and when dry will get a spray of black primer.


I only made 9 to start off with but I have enough fibre board for at least another 9


If anyone is interested in making their own you will need one of these:


Hole Saw, 65mm Diameter


and one of these:

Kitchen Cupboard Door Hinge Hole Cutter Drill 25/26mm diameter


and naturally a drill with a drill stand

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#61 » Mar 11 2017 05:44

Huh...(strokes goatee).. thats really cool. Thanks for the repost! :)

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#62 » Apr 02 2017 09:13

Those chimera counts-as are awesome. Great work incorporating them into the guard!

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#63 » Sep 15 2017 01:06

Photos repaired :)


And back to the Guard with some air support :)

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Post#64 » Sep 20 2017 05:50

Oooh tasty - some serious air support and good to see all the photos up again :)

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Post#65 » Sep 22 2017 12:22

Cheers Tael :)

Another week over and just a bit of tidying up and the weathering to do...

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Post#66 » Sep 30 2017 07:20

All done now...

The weathering is done with a sponge. First dab on matt black in the places that would get the wear and tear (wing edges, pilots cockpit edges, fairings etc) then lightly dab silver over the black to show the base metal coming through the paint.

The weather/oil staining is done using burnt umber oil paint, allowed to part dry then dragged towards the rear with a flat tipped brush.

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#67 » Sep 30 2017 01:15

Very nice! I really like the view screen detailing, and how consistently all your vehicles tie in together. Looking back over your old posts - where did you get/how did you make the artillery tractor?

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#68 » Sep 30 2017 01:28

Thanks :)

The tractor is from here and the figures are a mash up of Anvil Industry and GW parts.

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Re: El'mo's Chocochip Astra Milliwhatnow

Post#69 » Sep 30 2017 02:30

Ah Shapeways... Good find! Your continued posts are really starting to make me want to revisit my old 'Guard :smile:

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Post#70 » Sep 30 2017 05:48

Lovely lovely work. Great result man :)

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