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Forum: Project Logs   04-19-17, 11:46 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Thanks gents! Your comments are really...

Thanks gents! Your comments are really appreciated and a great source of continued motivation!

I have had a great time building the fluff gradually and am finding as I am opening different boxes...
Forum: Project Logs   04-18-17, 09:48 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Thanks mate! Appreciate the feedback

Thanks mate! Appreciate the feedback
Forum: Project Logs   04-17-17, 12:38 PM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Barrage weapons ready to fire!

Greetings,

This week has been a little slow, even over the longer weekend. I have made some good progress on two Wyverns, the first of which is now finished.

I had some fun playing with the...
Forum: Tactica Articles   04-17-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,887
Posted By alex_mac47
Slow to the table - how many years?

I think you have done a great job at lining out the basics for each of the themed deployments.

I am an advocate for thinking carefully about what you want to achieve before you put down your...
Forum: Project Logs   04-15-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By alex_mac47
Hey mate, great start! I am really liking...

Hey mate, great start!

I am really liking the use of multi-purpose terrain pieces such as the landing pad.

Can I ask, what is the yellow mesh from? And have you considered what metal mesh you...
Forum: Project Logs   04-10-17, 11:46 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Priestly completion

Greetings!



Three years and six days later, Brother Gadd is finally ready to take to the field.

https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/gallery/data/500/thumbs/Brother_Gadd.jpg

I have also...
Forum: Project Logs   04-06-17, 10:57 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Greetings Noble Korhedron. I took the flying...

Greetings Noble Korhedron.
I took the flying buttress from the GW Administratum terrain kit and removed most of the top section.
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/kiEAAOSwdGFY2n9H/s-l225.jpg
Forum: Project Logs   04-01-17, 11:42 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Veterans

Greetings,

I decided to take a slightly different tack this week and have worked on my veteran squads. I have themed them on independant planetary forces from the Corona system:



Sterilis...
Forum: Project Logs   03-25-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By alex_mac47
Greetings, I have been working on a number...

Greetings,

I have been working on a number of bigger pieces over the past few months. These are designed as larger centrepieces for my table but fit into the Corona theme for my army (see separate...
Forum: Project Logs   03-25-17, 07:45 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Greetings, Thanks for the support I have...

Greetings,

Thanks for the support I have been receiving. It has been really rewarding to make progress through the backlog and get some really good looking pieces of Imperial equipment ready for...
Forum: Project Logs   03-11-17, 04:33 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Sentinels

Greetings,

As I mentioned in one of my last posts, the Sentinels are coming along. The first six have now been built and magnetised - time consuming and I will be selective with the next few to...
Forum: Project Logs   03-04-17, 12:25 PM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Getting back into painting

Greetings!

Today's efforts have been fruitful with Iraqiel assisting in motivating me to paint again. Works include a number of sentinals (images to be posted on completion) and my Valkyrie, which...
Forum: Project Logs   03-03-17, 11:15 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Gents, I am back at it again. With the Fall...

Gents,

I am back at it again. With the Fall of Cadia and integral role of the Coronan fleet in its defence, the 51st are back into notoriety!
...
Forum: Project Logs   09-30-14, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By alex_mac47
That looks good man and it is a really awesome...

That looks good man and it is a really awesome idea to use the handle for the imprinting - I will use that next time! Something I found that also added to the final product was laying them closely...
Forum: Project Logs   09-29-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By alex_mac47
Cheers for your comments. As you can see, my grey...

Cheers for your comments. As you can see, my grey sandbags were less good as the mix was too soft - it took a lot of failed bags to get it right so I appreciate your pain.

I found a firmer mix...
Forum: Project Logs   09-27-14, 12:04 PM
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Views: 853
Posted By alex_mac47
Terrain Time - not with Tim the Tool Man...

Evening guys,

I have been starting to work on some terrain pieces. The aim of this blog is to track my techniques and ideas whilst I develop a number of terrain pieces designed to fit into the...
Forum: Project Logs   09-26-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 34,322
Posted By alex_mac47
So you are going to put up the opposing 15-20k...

So you are going to put up the opposing 15-20k force? I think I have that much imperial to do so... with Marines and AM. In saying that I think I shall slowly sell my Marines - not giving them the...
Forum: Project Logs   09-21-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 34,322
Posted By alex_mac47
Ahhhh! I have now got my copy of Apoc Rules and I...

Ahhhh! I have now got my copy of Apoc Rules and I see... I see... makes a little more sense to me all now. Jude-ness strikes again!

The only downside to reading the Apoc rules - I now want to use...
Forum: Project Logs   09-20-14, 12:57 AM
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Views: 34,322
Posted By alex_mac47
I saw one of the Hammer of Cadia boxes in a store...

I saw one of the Hammer of Cadia boxes in a store this week and whilst I DO NOT need more... it was very tempting - so much awesomeness in one box. Alas, I "settled" for some plasticard and terrain...
Forum: Project Logs   09-13-14, 06:53 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
...and here is this morning's effort. Recovery of...

...and here is this morning's effort. Recovery of the chimera chassis in my early post into a functioning basilisk. A lot of destruction had to take place first with all the old style track system...
Forum: Project Logs   09-12-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Alright team, So with a little extra time on...

Alright team,

So with a little extra time on my plate this evening I have commenced the LRBT reconstruction project. With a spare turret dragged out of a bulk deal I picked up last week and a dig...
Forum: Project Logs   08-31-14, 12:27 PM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Well done - I have failed in the same pursuit and...

Well done - I have failed in the same pursuit and am about to pick up some second hand stuff. Will be using them as an allied Bde until I can repaint them into the Coronan's own!



Where are you...
Forum: Scenery & Basing   08-30-14, 10:55 PM
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Views: 1,757
Posted By alex_mac47
Awesome alternative for snow effects. I also like...

Awesome alternative for snow effects. I also like how it 'hides' the cork so there are no obvious exposed areas.
Forum: Project Logs   08-30-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
I'm BACK!

Greetings!

I am back to it after many months of working a little too hard. Tonight, I decided to do a stocktake of what I have ordered since April. I am amazed at what I have found and that my...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   08-28-14, 08:22 AM
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Views: 958
Posted By alex_mac47
Really cool to see how your army has evolved over...

Really cool to see how your army has evolved over the years. Is there a pic of the entire DA army?
Forum: Project Logs   08-28-14, 08:13 AM
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Views: 34,322
Posted By alex_mac47
Remembering why you love chaos so much?? ...

Remembering why you love chaos so much??



You are SO funny!
Forum: General 40k   08-27-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By alex_mac47
Hey Iraqiel! I have designed two such tables...

Hey Iraqiel!

I have designed two such tables and assisted in building one. I also got a little experience from constructing a LOTR Helm Deep scale table for GW miniatures - interestingly the most...
Forum: Scenery & Basing   08-27-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By alex_mac47
I have found that edging the base black tends to...

I have found that edging the base black tends to allow the ice/snow effects to stand out more. White or light coloured edges often lead to a 'washout' effect. I have also seen/used the actual base...
Forum: Project Logs   08-24-14, 08:15 AM
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Views: 34,322
Posted By alex_mac47
New scheme is looking awesome! Could possibly...

New scheme is looking awesome! Could possibly also go as traitor guard with your Chaos?
Forum: Project Logs   08-24-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Greetings Iraqiel! ALAS! I have been on a...

Greetings Iraqiel!

ALAS! I have been on a war gaming break again unfortunately. I hope to be restarting my addiction next weekend when another major project ends.

Bullgryn noted - I love the...
Forum: Project Logs   05-03-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,063
Posted By alex_mac47
Awesome work on the tanks - I see what you mean...

Awesome work on the tanks - I see what you mean the Tamiya kits can add a lot! Really like what you have done with the kit bashing. What kit did you take the tracks from?

Also a big fan of your...
Forum: Project Logs   05-03-14, 12:59 AM
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Posted By alex_mac47
Thanks Torealis. Have you had any particular...

Thanks Torealis. Have you had any particular positive/negative experiences with any of the kits?
Forum: Project Logs   05-02-14, 01:54 PM
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Posted By alex_mac47
I really like the penal legion collars. How did...

I really like the penal legion collars. How did you do it?
Forum: Project Logs   05-02-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Thanks Iraqiel. Have you found the Ushabti bone...

Thanks Iraqiel. Have you found the Ushabti bone needs to be thinned for an even/not claggy coat?
Forum: Project Logs   05-01-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
1st Platoon Painting WIP

Evening all,
Thought I would post a quick update on 1st Platoon's paint job.

I have 7 of one section completed and the remaining 13 still in stages of WIP. My painting process is as follows:

...
Forum: Project Logs   04-23-14, 01:42 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
I am thinking not very. I have left the crew...

I am thinking not very. I have left the crew doors separate at this stage for that very reason hoping to give me more access. However, you raise a good point for next time!



Strongly encourage...
Forum: Project Logs   04-22-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Chimera WIPs

Thanks for the comments. This project has been dormant for too long and I am glad I have been gifted with the motivation to continue it!



I think I am a little from column A and a little from...
Forum: Project Logs   04-21-14, 07:26 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Infantry Overview

So here is a quick image of my current infantry stocks (taken in Jan this year). I will be uploading more detailed images in the coming weeks. ...
Forum: Project Logs   04-21-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Chimera WIPs

My primary project at the moment is to finish off my two Chimeras (ordering a third in the not too distant future). I have not used these vehicles before in a game and am really looking forward to...
Forum: Project Logs   04-21-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
HWT WIPs

As part of the audit I also found that my mortar teams for 2nd Platoon were not actually fully painted. With skin highlights, washes and the mortar rounds still to be finished - then all glued into...
Forum: Project Logs   04-21-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Vehicle WIPs

I have had a change to do an audit on where I was with previous aspects of the Coronan 51st project and the following was found.

LRBT:
This LRBT was done in 2009 (almost completed) but is doing...
Forum: Project Logs   04-20-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,390
Posted By alex_mac47
Really like the desert camo. Nice and simply but...

Really like the desert camo. Nice and simply but offers a really strong and dramatic effect!

Also always positive to see former lost souls return to the Imperium!
Forum: Project Logs   04-20-14, 12:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Thanks Torealis. I still have a large collection...

Thanks Torealis. I still have a large collection of the older GW paints. I am using Adeptus Battlegrey base with Codex grey and Space Wolf grey 'bunny pattern' patches. The armour is Bleached Bone...
Forum: Project Logs   04-20-14, 08:52 AM
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Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Master of Ordinance and Priest Conversion

In early Jan I started working on my additional special characters to add some additional punch to an otherwise infantry heavy force. I prioritise work on a Master of Ordinance and Priest. I don’t...
Forum: Project Logs   04-20-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
G'day Grimzag, Thanks for the heads up - I am...

G'day Grimzag,
Thanks for the heads up - I am new to this forum process even though I signed up in 2009! I have uploaded some of the painting WIP. More images of the units to come.

I began...
Forum: Project Logs   04-18-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,593
Posted By alex_mac47
Coronan 51st Grenadiers Regiment

After a few years of shelved/limited hobby, I restarted my Imperial Guard (IG) army in January - just in time for a number of my newly crafted units to be discounted/removed/changed by the new Astra...
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