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Warhound
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::-GD BLOG-:: [Closed] GOLD WON!

Post#1 » May 26 2009 06:43

Ok,

So after having a clear up from the suit workload and digging out all my little trays of ongoing projects, digging around on Deviant Art and then getting very excited about too many ideas in my head, I decided that my GD (UK 2009) blog should be restarted with a view to:

1: To decide out of lots of WIP's, which entries to go for.
2: To get the forums input on what is popular in terms of colour choices, modelling style and context, which will hopefully push the entries further towards being a winner!
3: To divulge some of the techniques and processes I go through in order to win a coveted trophy!

So, the challenge is this.
At each stage of this process, I will be asking for your input, with a poll feature to gauge peoples reactions. While I will keep the idea on track (and in keeping with my original idea) the whole thing is over to you guys!! (MODS can you give me POLL function?)

I want this to be a completely original concept, whereby I am essentially a puppet, but through open discussion, we can all learn and get some good ideas bouncing around. More importantly, it will make me work harder to get stuff completed on time!!!;-) and keep my desk clean and focussed!;-)

THE FIRST ROUND:
Now to choose the projects that I will concentrate on. I will list below the various works ongoing along side fresh new ideas that I would like you to choose from. By each idea will be the category that the piece will go into and a rough time estimate on how long each will take to complete. When voting, please remember that I can only have 1 entry in each category, so while you might love 2 x single miniature, you will need to sacrifice one for the other (this is the pain that I am going through now!)

Until I can organise with the mods to get a Poll facility, please feel free to free-post your votes!

40k Single

Genestealer Hybrid (3rd gen). 2 Weeks painting to do...
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Necron Lord. 3 week build, 3 week painting. (with dead commissar being held up- thanks to Hokunin!)
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Eldar wraithguard. 3 week build, 3 week painting. Multipose conversion styled closer to the wraithlord of today.
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40K Squad

My Tau suits (x3) 3 weeks build- 4 weeks paint- 2 weeks on the basing. (these could be hyper based in a similar but simpler diorama setting previously described)
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Pre- Heresy Death Guard squad- 7 guys with sorceror, pain merchant/ butcher and possesed 'fly marine', plus possible 3 guard conscripts.
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40k Vehicle
Dark Eldar Artillary piece (thanks to Ignus Dei at Deviant art!!)- 1 month to sculpt (with 2 x crew) and 1 month 2 paint.
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Eldar Autarch with Jet bike
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40k Monster/ vehicle

XV88 Broadside (my own) with nice base- treading on rhino door- combat stance
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Old one on dias (Slaan Mage priest) contemplating the universe. Think grumpy frog on a throne with pipe and lots of skulls around him in a dank cave- skin the colour abraham from Hellboy with Stargate style black granite architecture.
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Eldar wraithguard- multipose conversion styled closer to the wraithlord of today.

Scratch build Tombspider- I don't like the current one and the Tomb Stalker just floats my boat! (based loosly on this one- not to scale!)
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Duel
Battle at the Gate. Custode vs Worldeater on jetbikes at the emperors palace- VERY dynamic
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Diorama
Blackpod down
(based on the discussion here; viewtopic.php?f=21&t=13275)

Open (this is scary for me, as only the studio staff tend to win and so I would be up against the BIG boys!;-)

Old one on dias (Slaan Mage priest) contemplating the universe
Eldar Autarch (as before but with more elaborate base)

I have a fair idea of what people will like/ want to see here, but it will be an interesting process none the less:-)

So, who's on board? (EDIT) I must point out that I am posting this here, at Warseer and also Dakka Dakka, so the results will be a combination of all 3 communities opinions. The reason being is that each forum has a very different way in which it critiques and also how opinions are shared. The result will be entries that are balanced as a result and hopefully therefore more likely to win!

Cheers

Wa'Rhound

(Full shots and other inspiration- here: http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/aa19 ... und_photo/)
Last edited by Warhound on Sep 29 2009 03:43, edited 20 times in total.
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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#2 » May 26 2009 06:55

Warhound you are officially a nut job. I'm gonna call the men in white suits to take you to the loony bin! I thought I had a lot of ideas swimming round in my head, but you have more ideas than if my ideas started to have ideas of their own!

I suspect that many of the people here will be voting battlesuits (myself included), but we're a bit biased ;)

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#3 » May 26 2009 06:58

Ok, missing shots aside, what's you favourite 3 ideas?;-)

If all could post this until I get polling sorted that would be ace;-)

cheers
W!
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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#4 » May 26 2009 07:09

1. Blackpod down. It's a great concept
2. Scratchbuild Tomb Spyder. I hate the GW model too but think the concept has soo much potential.
3. Autarch with Jetbike. Dunno why. You've done a good job so far.

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#5 » May 26 2009 08:55

Oh man, so many good options!

I have to agree with mangozac for the most part:
1.) Blackpod Down is just a really great idea. I think we can really develop it along.
2.) Autarch with Jetbike. I gasped when I saw the model. It looks so good! You've really come a long way with it too. How do you sculpt so well! :eek:
3.) Crisis Suit Squad. These guys are just way to cool. I'm sure people would freak upon seeing them. And the thought of a whole squad just sounds so awesome!

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#6 » May 26 2009 09:04

Ahh, may be I didn't make myself clear...

The Black pod down diorama will be using the XV8 suits. SOoooo the options are:
XV8 squad done in down town B'aGh'Daa'd basic scenery- just to base them for squad
OR
ramp up the effort on the scenery to make the diorama work.

Either way, the XV's will be the main 'point' of each entry. I hope that makes more sense? Ie, there is no point in me doing both those 2 entries as I will already have the XV's in play;-)

Cheers re: Autarch! You haven't seen anything yet!! It has been moved on months since those shots;-) Up tonight!

cheers
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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! 26/5

Post#7 » May 26 2009 09:16

Ah, now I see. Well then change my number 3 to the Tomb Spider. I really do think it'd be interesting to see what you'd come up with.

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! Edit- new shots added!

Post#8 » May 26 2009 03:12

New shots added and for further info please go to:

http://s198.photobucket.com/albums/aa19 ... N%20GOING/

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! Edit- new shots added!

Post#9 » May 27 2009 05:04

There is one thing I REALLY hate in duals/battle scenes. That's when the combatants aren't looking each other in the eye... or even at each other. While your lower jetbike rider is looking at the higher one. The higher one can't even see the lower one, thus he is thrusting out blindly.

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Re: GD BLOG-NEW THREAD! Edit- new shots added!

Post#10 » May 27 2009 05:08

It is bluetacked- hence the droop- don't worry they are fully 'locked';-)
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