Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Gue'la WIP5

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#109 » Sep 15 2017 07:52

Well that would be an extremely unefficient way to build an axe...it would most likely break after the first serious hit. :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#110 » Sep 16 2017 01:22

That was my sentiment. It would be a bit embarrassing really...

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#111 » Sep 20 2017 05:44

Wel.. yes, when used that way it doesnt quite matter haha. Nice! :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre-WIP Kroot update

Post#112 » Sep 24 2017 09:40

Hefty slabs of greenstuff applied, but the majority of the Kroot are ready for paint now (Kroot Ox need a bit more work).

I used silicon shapers for the first time during this project, and I really wish I'd got some years ago!

Below are some proud modelling moments and overcome difficulties incurred from working with old, second hand models.

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Most of the quills were snapped off this head, so I cannibalised a head with a squashed beak. Very Kroot
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This guy's upper arm snapped off while cleaning him up
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Seraphon shields as cloaks
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Kroot shotgun

Also I've found my lightbox! so improved quality pictures from here on in... :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#113 » Sep 30 2017 05:51

Oh wow, that Shotgun really turned out :D

I used silicon shapers for the first time during this project, and I really wish I'd got some years ago!

You and me both my blue brother. Loving them.

Top update, great to see :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#114 » Oct 03 2017 12:36

Tael wrote:Oh wow, that Shotgun really turned out :D

I used silicon shapers for the first time during this project, and I really wish I'd got some years ago!

You and me both my blue brother. Loving them...


Thanks Tael! Yeah they make it so much easier to get the look you want, rather than an approximation thereof.

Krootox are ready for primer now, I'll post pictures on the weekend if I find time...

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#115 » Oct 14 2017 06:22

All good, my life is a little chaotic at the moment too - completely understand :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#116 » Oct 28 2017 08:59

A quick photo dump of progress so far:
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The skin needs a final highlight and the quills need a few more layers, then all that'll be left is weapons, leather, details and bases!

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Progress will continue at a snails pace ;)

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#117 » Oct 28 2017 03:16

What great progress though. I've never quite liked Kroot, but these kept me looking. Still not a fan, but good job on them so far.
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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#118 » Oct 29 2017 10:38

Thanks n1md4! I shall redouble my efforts, and try to make a convert of you!

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre

Post#119 » Nov 01 2017 07:22

Agreed, solid progress and the light colour spines is not often seen; its a good effect :)

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Finished Kroot

Post#120 » Dec 20 2017 05:15

After a surprisingly long time the Kroot are finished:
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Close up of Kroot Ox
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And a selection of my favourites
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I've still got a huge backlog of half finished projects, not sure whats up next though; I'm thinking more auxiliaries...

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Finished Kroot

Post#121 » Dec 21 2017 03:30

Top stuff man! That Axe shotgun piece is brutal. I vote for more Auxiliaries, so few aliens out there! ;)

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Finished Kroot

Post#122 » Dec 22 2017 05:16

Thanks Tael! Auxiliaries will definitely be up next, but firstly; I promised a repainted Ethereal two years ago:
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Having finished up the Kroot I quickly painted him up before heading away from my hobby desk for the holidays
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There'll be more by January...

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Finished Ethereal

Post#123 » Dec 30 2017 04:25

Okay he's looking great - giving me some ideas for my own special character using the stealth plastics too :)

Top modelling as usual! :D

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Finished Ethereal

Post#124 » Jan 14 2018 07:05

Thanks Tael! Its actually a Longstrike model, with a greenstuff/XV8 exhaust jump pack, but I think it does have a more streamlined aesthetic than the XV25s.

I've made a start on some Gue'la. This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time; I briefly tinkered with a Cadian heavy weapons team and a bunch of missile pods around 2005, but it didn't look very Tau. Given my desert orientated theme I wanted to use Tallarn parts (Specifically Forgeworld sculpts), and again that presented me with problems.

After literally months of searching I managed to get my hands on a single heavy weapons team (a theme develops...)
Image this wasn't in perfect condition (see greenstuff replacement nose), and did leave me with just the two head options and one duplicate set of legs.

With the aid of some press moulds I have made a start combining the plastic firewarrior kit with the heads and foot (the entire squad will have two left feet) of the tallarns
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I have slightly re-sculpted the boots to hide the left-footedness
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The team so far:
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...and a 'helmeted' head option:
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More soon, as always C&C is welcome

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Gue'la WIP1

Post#125 » Jan 15 2018 04:14

Okay.. that's brilliant. So obvious now that I think about it, given Tau preferences for certain worlds.

Man, look forward to this build :)

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Re: Ironsky's desert operations Cadre: Gue'la WIP1

Post#126 » Jan 15 2018 04:39

Thanks Tael-yeah I was annoyed at how long it took me to realise how perfect Tallarns are for the role (especially as Forge World have discontinued them now...).

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