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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-03-09, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Monthly update.

First the budget. I've got £25 for this month, plus £26 to carry over from last month (including selling the stealth suits and kroot). So total of £51.

I've ordered another battleforce from 40Kempire (£39), which is on its way as we speak. Unfotunately, due to me not getting my act together, I only put the order in the other day, so I don't have it for the start of the month (plonker, I know!).

Meanwhile I've been working on the free skyray I got from last month. At the moment, I've attached an antenna to the ion cannon, but don't have any spare for the railgun or skyray turret. I'm considering using cut down sensor spines to represent multitrackers on railheads/skyray, as they have more weponry than the devilfish (explains why they look different). However, I'm concerned that this won't be tourney legal, and may be confusing (not so worried about the ion cannon, it'll rarely be used). Opinions? The pic below shows what I'm thinking of doing. I want to mount it on the turrets, as I think it looks odd attached to the hull (hence why I need more antenna or need to use the spines).



If people think this will be a bad idea, I'll have to try to hunt down some antenna online.

Heres pics of the skyray/hammerhead so far. Gaps have been filled and sanded, and the wepons magnetised.





Add now the magnetised hammerhead turret.









And the skyray turret. The seakers are unattached to make painting easier.



And the magnetised burst cannons.





I'm going to try to get hold of some more mounts so I can exchange for SMS.

At the moment I have £12 left over this month to spend, or to roll over into next month.

Untill next time (hopefully with more to show for it).

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Update time.

The battle force arrived at the start of last week, but unfortunatley I've been quite busy, so only finished the assembly and prep for undercoating this morning. Without further ado, here are the pics.

Group shot:


Devilfish and close ups:





Once again, humbrol filler has been used to remove the unsightly panel gaps.

Now the fire warriors:







There are six models positioned to look like they are moving around, and four in static fireing positions. The reasons should become clear eventually. I intend to mix up the two squads I've got. Hopefully to make one squad in static firing positions, and one as if its advancing whilst laying down covering fire.

Untill next time.

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Good job. I really like the basing on these guys. Keep up the good work! + Rep

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Not the most interesting update, as I've been moving back to uni recently, but here we go.

Base coats are now finished on the second devilfish and fire warrior squad. Hopefully I'll manage to finish them off by the end of the month. Once again, here's the pics!







It was my birthday recently, and got a crisis suit from my brother. Whilst I could sell on extras from the next battle force, I don't think there's such a thing as too many. They will be used in bigger games/list tweaking. It also meant I could afford space hulk, which means I may have slightly less time to dedicate to this. Hopefully I can resist temptation for a while, and leave the space hulk assembled but unpainted!

I've also bought some more antenna and shield generators from the warstore. This will allow me to add antenna to all my vehicles (see previous post for why I need so many), as well as using the shield generators for disruption pods, as I want to have enought to give one to every crisis suit (magnetised of course!) and I've been pinching them from crisis kits so far.

Untill next time,

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Update.

Unfortunately my uni work has started to pile up, and I've had a mates stag do so not a lot to report. The white is finished on four fire warriors, but the rest still need another 3 coats.

As I bought the antenna and shield generators last month, I've not got anything to roll over.

As I'm already laging behind a bit with my models, I've only bought a crisis suit commander for this month. Ten quid from ebay, leaving me with 15 quid to roll over into next month. I've also decided to add the suit I was given last month to this months 'to do' quota.

I'm going to try to finish off the fire warriors by the end of the month. I should have to suits assembled, and the skyray basecoated as well if all goes well. The suits will be full magnetised, to allow me to switch wepons. This is part of the reason for assembling in pairs. It means I can ensure every wepons combo is available, including twin linked. So one suit will have a plasma rifle magnetised for the left hand, one for the right, allowing me to do a twin linked model if I choose. Doesn't matter so much for some, as they are the same no matter which way up they are, but for the flamer, plasma rifle and fusion blaster it makes a difference.



Untill next time (and hopefully with more to show for it!)

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New update.

I decided to put together the two battleforce and the commander and one I got given together. I've now finished the cutting/gluing/drilling phase, so here they are ready for ubdercoat. The wepons are fully magnetised so any wepon/upgrade will fit onto any arm or shoulder mount, giving me a very versatile set of models.

Here we go. Sorry for the blurry pics, my camera's battery started to die, so its focus isn't as good. (I've taken the pics with them magged to my planned tourney wepon configs).

Fireknife Commander O'Kais J'kaara Ka (Commander skilful mirror strike). The bent rod will eventually be replaced with a wire rod and he'll have a banner. He's meant to be in a pose which suggests he's holding the line, marshalling his troops to better positions. The 'shield' is made from a gun drone, and is purely decorative, it has no in-game effect. Thankfully the magnets holding the wepons to the arms are strong enough to hold it in place through the wepon, without the need for extra modification (makes it optional, without leaving an unsightly bare magnet on show.).







Monat Crisis Suit - Fireknife config
This guy is meant to look like he is advancing whilst shooting. Was a bit tricky to get the legs right and required a bit of trimming here and there, but I'm fairly happy with it. The slight lean was a happy accident, which I think adds to the look of movement.



Monat Crisis suit - Fireknife config
A 'come on then if you think you're hard enough' pose. Not very tau, but I still quite like it.



Monat Crisis suit - Sunforge config.
OK, technically not sunforge, as he hasn't got a targeting array. But twin linked fusion blasters. Wanted it to look like he'd swept in from an orca or manta passing overhead behind an enemy tank, swepping in to take it out.





Finally, a pic of all the other options, all magnetised to swap out for others as needed.



Some may have noticed the head in the bottom left corner. This is magged to be switchable with the sunforge head. One will have a blue lens like the rest, the other possibly red to represent the blacksun filter option. I just need to find something to cover the unsightly bare mangnet on the shoulder for when I use this option.

Bought some large (60mm) bases from bits and kits today. Going to use them for my vehicles, as I think they'll look better on proper bases. Cost 7 quid, which brings my current budget to £8 for the rest of the month.

3 more firewarriors are almost finished white, just one more coat (not worth a photo). Three more need three coats, then they're nearly there.

Not sure how much I'll get done by next week, as I've got a wedding, but I'll se what I can do. C&C. Also suggestions for names of the un-named crisis suits are welcome. I've only got four in the tourney list. May as well give them names.

Thanks for looking.

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Sweet looks great so far. Good luck with this months quota
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Thanks. I apreciate the comments. Always nice to hear peoples thoughts!

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Update time!

I've finished off the white on the ten fire warriors. Just need to tidy them up and do the details now. No other work done yet, except getting the large bases partly sorted for vehicles.



Hopefully get some basecoat work done on the skyray/suits over the next few weeks, but I'll have to see how it goes.

Next months purchases are sorted but I'll talk about them next month.

Untill next time!

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this is looking good mate well done, i like your paint scheme well done.

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