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post #121 of 146 (permalink) Old 04-02-12, 04:15 PM
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That's a fantastic looking army

Skaven is another army of mine in the wings begging for paint. The number of models is daunting though.

Have some +rep for the fantastic look and not being daunted by those numbers.
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Well, as I said, I took a few shots of the army as it stands right now, solidly over 2k points:









Next up, another block of 50 slaves!

See you next time!
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WOW, that is one beast of an army!

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Thanks man, it's finally starting to come together! It took a while to get there, but it's actually quite satisfying to see an army of this size progres as fast as it does.
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is that the {insert company name here} cathedral in the background?

awsome army dude, i though painting empire troops was going to be bad......i was proven wrong

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That cathedral was made by combining a couple sets from the pegasus gothic building line. I'll be adding a few more of these (albeit way smaller then this behemoth) to my board during the summer holidays probably...
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Can you put a quick tut up on how you did your sheet metal movement trays and how you magnetized your rats, thanks.

The army is shaping up very nicely.
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For the sheetmetal movements trays, I just went to my local DIY to pick up some 0.6mm thick sheets. You don't want them to be too flimsy, but also not too thick, because they'll be a nightmare to cut.

I then measured the needed size of the movement tray (keeping a few milimeters spare per model) and gave each edge a 3mm overreach. I picked up some plastic square rods at my local hobbytrain merchant to make the sides. They are easily cut to the right size and then glued on with superglue and some PVA around the edges. Sand is then applied to the sides and the whole thing gets painted.

The tricky thing is cutting the sheetmetal. I used my dremel for that using a diamond coated steel cutting disc. You could use those orangy type curtting discs, but sparks will be flying everywhere and you'll constantly break them. It may be worth checking if you DIY can cut them to the right size however... should be easier and you won't need a dremel for it.

As for the bases, they just have 1 or 2 rare earth magnets glued on them (first some superglue, then a big blob of PVA to cement them down). I believe I used 5mm diameter ones with 2mm thickness. That doesn't make them actually touch the sheetmetal, but the bond is more then enough. In fact, I have 1 regement that has the magnets touching the movement tray, and getting the troops off it is actually borderline annoying because the bond is so strong.

*EDIT* I'll try and make a few WIP shots when I do my next movement tray...
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Your army is looking great elmir, I so want to start a Skaven army but I have too many 40k projects right now. Maybe by the time I get back to ths states. Anyway, keep up the good work and keep those models churning out, excellent stuff.

+rep for a great army.


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My wallet wept... and my pants got soiled when this little thing arrived at my doorstep:









The base still needs some love ofcourse, and I'll be taking my sweet time for this centrepiece... The goal is WHFB monster for next years "lage landen schilderwedstrijd" wich I sadly couldn't attend this year, despite making the the first round in store...

PS: What a b*tch to clean!! I've already spend ages removing flash and mouldlines, and I'm still not done with it...
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