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02-11-14 02:53 AM
venomlust And now I see this, making me second guess the chainaxe decision (only a little).



I might have to magnetize and do both, hahah! I'm hopeless...

When I lengthen the haft, I think I'd like to sculpt something like the haft on this guy's crozius:

02-11-14 01:30 AM
venomlust Yeah I should have done that for the vertically flipped blades, but didn't think about it. I would definitely build them facing the proper ripping direction.

1 seems like the right balance between a huge/heavy forward facing blade and a backup blade to add even more weight to the swing and be able to use double-sided.

4 just recreates the classic 2-bladed battleaxe in 40k. Pretty cool. I'm equally tempted between these two. Maybe I'll do 1 for the obligatory Aspiring Champion and 4 for the regular Skullcrushers.

Man I can't wait to build these!

02-10-14 09:30 PM
Jonny B But I do like 6 if the teeth could face the other way
02-10-14 09:29 PM
Jonny B I'd rather be hit by 6, probably just cause a scratch
02-10-14 09:23 PM
The Irish Commissar I like 1,4 and 7. 7 is odd but would look really cool if used in like a stabbing motion
02-10-14 09:11 PM
kiro the avenger! Cool, I like 1 4 and 8, the rests heads looked either to long, too short or one going up, one down which is just
My favs probs 1 and 4 though...
But that me
02-10-14 06:37 PM
venomlust I've fiddled around with MSPaint (still need to get adobe suite on this computer) to create an axe I think I'd be happy with.

This is just the Cataphractii axe modified.

Due to the enhanced strength of an Astartes + Angry Khornate Strength, the Skullcrushers can wield these one-handed, hacking away as their juggernauts smash through enemy squads.

Which do you like best? I think 1, 4, & 9 are my favorites.

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02-10-14 01:58 PM
venomlust Thanks for the Ork tip. Here they are:



I really like them as they are, but I think they're slightly too primitive and ramshackle for a high quality weapon used by an elite unit. Then again, we're talking about madman butchers, not black ops sharpshooters. Hmm, I'll do some thinking.

In the end, if I do buy the weapons, I think GW/FW have the best options. The 3rd party stuff (Puppet) is conceptually cool but looks too fragile for my taste.
02-10-14 01:49 PM
venomlust
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Originally Posted by Serpion5 View Post
If you want to make a press mold of something you've scratch built, that's fine. However please remember that talk of molding other companies' products puts the forum on a legal spot, so I will have to ask that you avoid that specific topic please.
No problem.



As for kitbashing vs. casting, I want to at least take a shot at building something myself before buying the bits. I plan to buy the Sons of Horus Reavers eventually, so if my attempts at casting turn to shit I'll get the axes I like best anyhow.

I definitely help keep bits stores in business with all the little pieces I buy. It's something of an addiction, the way a hoarder may buy stuff from a thrift store claiming that the deals are too good to pass up. "Saving your way into the poor house," my buddy calls it.
02-10-14 08:22 AM
bitsandkits this will sound like a very self promoting post but hey, mold making and casting resin tends to be expensive and isnt always great a producing good results, manufactures have vacum chambers to remove air bubbles and get great casts, plus they know the resin they are using will work for what they need,resins come in loads of different formulas and tend not to be aimed at people producing very highly minute details so investigation is key, im not saying it isnt possible to home cast resin well, im saying it might just be cheaper and less hassle to buy the bits you want from a bitz vendor direct and save yourself the hassle.

also you have missed quite a few chain weapons that might work such as ork nob chain choppaz which are larger and far more brutal looking than the poxy marine ones.



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