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I notice a lot of Fliers in that game you played there, have you checked out the new Dogfight phase/Flier rules in general?
Bought the book yesterday and read it today. Overall, I like the intent, it feels really Korean War esque - especially with the way they've broken down the dogfight phase. Going to reserve judgement on gameplay now, until I've played a few games...

... also a little sad FW didn't immediately release an update Errata to IA Aeronautica to align with the book.

Your Apocalypse battles always look so cool.

And props on buying a a Titan head ;)
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Thanks man! I really like apocalypse, I think it's a great way to play and I'm really happy coming to a place where I can have monthly games. I'm also interested in Epic, but the acquiring of models for this game is a more difficult feat...

Titan head and a whole lot of flash... like 6 bags of the stuff. Who needs that much waste resin to make a reaver head? I could hardly fit it into the bin!
 

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Bought the book yesterday and read it today.
I really like it. The tables are time consuming at first but so is everything about this game....ever faced someone with 20+ mastery level points? :laugh: I'm torn though, because I want to own the book but I hate shelling out coin for 40k rules knowing how long they last. How long before we see a host of new Codices with the Flier rules rolled into them/a FAQ released altering stat lines? How long before we see 8th edition rolled out with a subtly altered version of the Dogfight phase? These things keep me up at night. I have what I need from spoilers across the web but I sure do like having the books in hard copy.

It makes sense that you, with your massive games and tonnes of FW stuff, would be saddened by FW's lack of FAQ release. Maybe they're seeing if it sinks or swims first? I don't think it would be too stressful a task for them to assign roles as well as pursuit and agility values.

Regardless of this rule/game talk, I'm absolutely stoked to see how your Titan progresses. Will it be featured on this year's family Christmas cards? :laugh:
 

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props on buying a a Titan head ;
I'm absolutely stoked to see how your Titan progresses
Well, I actually wasn't going to do updates because I wasn't sure that my interest wouldn't wane over the coming time of modelling and painting...

But hey! Since starting this guy on Wednesday, I've spent until today just taking off the sprues, flash, overfill and doing mold slip coverups. Got the whole blighter done today, and so gave him a wash! This is the first time that I've had to use the actual bath to get a wash done in a timely way...
Me realising that I did not buy enough trays...

Three bags of parts, three trays;

What's for dinner tonight?


Next on the agenda, I will be doing a dry-fit and green stuff fixing bubble damage... then I take the whole lot downstairs and undercoat it black. This may take some time, depending on other activities.
 

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Next on the agenda, I will be doing a dry-fit and green stuff fixing bubble damage... then I take the whole lot downstairs and undercoat it black. This may take some time, depending on other activities.
Why are wine and milk sold in such small bottles where you live? Why do you drink out of such tiny glasses, and what is up with that micro-lemon?
 

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Why are wine and milk sold in such small bottles where you live? Why do you drink out of such tiny glasses, and what is up with that micro-lemon?
It's an evaporation thing. Small containers of liquid bought in groups mean its less less likely that captain Aussie Sun will evaporate a 2 litre bottle. Thats why the lemon and table are tiny too, shrunk in the heat.
 

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It's an evaporation thing. Small containers of liquid bought in groups mean its less less likely that captain Aussie Sun will evaporate a 2 litre bottle. Thats why the lemon and table are tiny too, shrunk in the heat.
and why the lemon is under glass and the containers all closed but for the thimble shots of vino. dayam. must have to be pretty quick with the camera to catch that wine before it evaporates. at least he should have an easy time straightening resin twisted from the warp of space.
 

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Those look like the same size bottles of wine and milk that we get here in Canada, though there's always the bigger option for everything given our portly neighbours.
umm... conspicuous over-consumption aside,
clearly you are missing the fact that the bottles of wine and milk,
well, they are simply tiny, almost doll-house sized.
you don't see that?
 

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I wish i had a place to play apocalypse regularly but i almost feel like the few games i do get in would lose something if it became too regular.
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Funny you should say that, thinking it over I have definitely changed my approach to Apoc the more I've played it. Part of the problem is I've poured so much of my life into this hobby that where other people field everything that they have, I list build and field formations and... structured forces. That's not a great combination, and I'm going to probably have to get creative about how to keep it fun without seeming like a total WAAC dick...

I just really enjoy playing with this many assets to get a job done!

Why are wine and milk sold in such small bottles where you live? Why do you drink out of such tiny glasses, and what is up with that micro-lemon?
It's an evaporation thing. Small containers of liquid bought in groups mean its less less likely that captain Aussie Sun will evaporate a 2 litre bottle. Thats why the lemon and table are tiny too, shrunk in the heat.
and why the lemon is under glass and the containers all closed but for the thimble shots of vino. dayam. must have to be pretty quick with the camera to catch that wine before it evaporates. at least he should have an easy time straightening resin twisted from the warp of space.
It's bloody cold here at the moment mate! It only got up to about 12 today and my car's windscreen actually cracked from the cold over the weekend. Reading Jin's first comment though, I actually scrolled back up and imagined I was looking at terminator parts on the tiny, tiny table. That would be sad bottle of wine, so tiny and small... and empty. Yum yum. Incidentally, I don't recommend scalpel work after a bottle of wine, no matter how tiny...

Well, the dry fitting and green stuff repairs was... surprisingly quick! I thought I'd be sat for hours, but it was only about 90 minutes worth of work.


So, I misguidedly listened to some advice that one can would be enough to undercoat this collection of resin pieces. Now, I have carapaces, legs and torso sprayed black but no progress on the undercoat for my weapons or head, and that's a damn shame because I was actually going to start with the turbo blaster and just copy my warhounds' pattern, upscaled. I suppose I may start on the head this time... I was thinking of doing the whole head piece in white to offset the red and black, with a bunch of mechanicus type transfers to lend some detail... Or maybe the shoulders, bisecting starscape with red pattern...





I'll say one thing for deciding to spray paint in your garage because of the immense swarms of mozzies in your back yard... you do get to see the other residents in the house!

Not, i note, contributing to rent, either.

So, in a move of almost unprecedented originality (I honestly seek inspiration from you guys for most of my stuff), I was going to give my reaver some epaulettes. I went and got 2m of jewelry chain only to discover that I had rather underestimated (should have measured it first) how much I'd need.... 6.16m, to be broken into 132 segments between 6cm and 3.5cm long...

Let's do this!
 

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Reading Jin's first comment though, I actually scrolled back up and imagined I was looking at terminator parts on the tiny, tiny table. That would be sad bottle of wine, so tiny and small... and empty. Yum yum. Incidentally, I don't recommend scalpel work after a bottle of wine, no matter how tiny...
Yeah, it's either a joke or he doesn't get the scale of what you're working on. I've tried modelling stuff after a couple beers here and there, though I'm more worried about my patience at such times than my knife work :grin:

you do get to see the other residents in the house!
Australia terrifies me. You guys and gals are all nuts (in a good way :))!!

6.16m, to be broken into 132 segments between 6cm and 3.5cm long...
This sounds even more tedious than when I made 30+ scarabs using two and a half molds. Good luck! At least you know it'll look totally badass.
 

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black widow. came with the house, or did you move with it?
either way, is it still respiring?

Yeah, it's either a joke or he doesn't get the scale of what you're working on. I've tried modelling stuff after a couple beers here and there, though I'm more worried about my patience at such times than my knife work
no man, seriously, why are those wine glasses so small? I must know!

Let's do this!
you have a lot of work in front of you.
that is the most insane kit.

are you going to wire it?
I think that it would be cool to put lights in a sort of sub-base,
like on a workers loading or repair scaffold as a diorama.
you just put your model on the base when you aren't using it,
have a bunch of floodlights pointin up at it,
some little dude with a welder - use a bit of fiberoptic line and run it up to the tip of the welder maybe a few welders.
would be so cool. and would take more time than my dissertation.
 

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I'm more worried about my patience at such times than my knife work
Lucky you! I've got another bandaid on after putting a bit too much pressure on and slipping when the resin gave...

Australia terrifies me. You guys and gals are all nuts (in a good way )!!
black widow. came with the house, or did you move with it?
either way, is it still respiring?
I think it's a fixture, I'm probably being charged for it as part of the house burglar security... yes it's still alive and kicking, if the man-grub was big enough to walk I may have escorted it to another property but I'm fine leaving it in the garage door... for now.

This sounds even more tedious than when I made 30+ scarabs using two and a half molds. Good luck! At least you know it'll look totally badass.
Ugh man that does sound like a repetitious few hours...

you have a lot of work in front of you.
that is the most insane kit.
Step 1 of doing these involved painting the shoulder pieces so that I can get straight into putting the chains on without fear of slippage...



Good fun! Next, to start figuring out how to best do this. My mum is visiting from WA and has suggested some genius tips that I'll surely be trying out myself.

Speaking of genius...
are you going to wire it?
I think that it would be cool to put lights in a sort of sub-base,
like on a workers loading or repair scaffold as a diorama.
you just put your model on the base when you aren't using it,
have a bunch of floodlights pointin up at it,
some little dude with a welder - use a bit of fiberoptic line and run it up to the tip of the welder maybe a few welders.
would be so cool. and would take more time than my dissertation.
That is absolutely the most awesome sounding base - @Blackadder, I think you should have a read of this too!

I had always intended to make my own titan gantry, and these guys will definitely make cameo appearances now! First though, the titan and its supporting army!
 

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Oh, I also picked up a little inspiration for Death from the Skies.



I've only read a couple of these, but man I feel a green itch come over me suddenly... Must resist... wish Dan Abnet's Titan comic was cheaper to get into Aus...
 

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1, that starry night pattern is ballz. do the whole thing or more of it e.g. all main plates that way.

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if the man-grub was big enough to walk I may have escorted it to another property but I'm fine leaving it in the garage door...
we use a lot of clove oil, eucalyptus oil, oregano and other essential oils. for example, we mist the dogs with a few drops of clove and some eucalyptus in a good spray bottle with nicely filtered water and a drop or three of dish soap, got zero ticks after starting got many before. i used to put what is essentially clove essential oil in a powder form into weed sprayers and douse the backyard before a party, zero mosquitos all night and into the next day, and that was in missouri, in the summer. we use these to clean and disinfect too. my wife has been wanting a kid for a while but ... anyways this conversion to all natty organic is partly so motivated.

3, man, that death from the skies cover art is wallpaper for sure.

4, totally off the wall, but : has gw ever considered full-on clothing lines? i mean, people love this cosplay thing, and the 40k universe was originally a parody of this one, and more and more this is the imperium of man or at least this is the western projection into the near future (which hopefully turns out to be false, i mean, nobody really wants and end to history and millennia of perpetual war as the most glorified and only industry, right?)... anyways, here in s korea the military influence on fashion and also on the body composition and standards and well, regi-mentalism is a good thing to call it i guess. i am just sayin that some girls look good in magic gw wood elf cloaks, and others in equally magical sisters suits, and so on, but the manufacturing bases are idling, the capacity is there, and the expression that fashion affords to people whose identities may be more or less challenged due to changing economic factors should indicate a market space for gw to start branding knee high boots and body armor... may stun maces, shotguns, scopes, armored SUVs,,, floating servo skullz. the sky is the limit but maybe some cool underpants is the first move? what do you think?.
 

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1, that starry night pattern is ballz. do the whole thing or more of it e.g. all main plates that way.

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we use a lot of clove oil, eucalyptus oil, oregano and other essential oils. for example, we mist the dogs with a few drops of clove and some eucalyptus in a good spray bottle with nicely filtered water and a drop or three of dish soap, got zero ticks after starting got many before. i used to put what is essentially clove essential oil in a powder form into weed sprayers and douse the backyard before a party, zero mosquitos all night and into the next day, and that was in missouri, in the summer. we use these to clean and disinfect too. my wife has been wanting a kid for a while but ... anyways this conversion to all natty organic is partly so motivated.

3, man, that death from the skies cover art is wallpaper for sure.

4, totally off the wall, but : has gw ever considered full-on clothing lines?
Hey mate,

1. Thanks. In Australia, balls is a bad thing, but I'm guessing Ballz is more like some sort of gangster foreign talk... up I getting the 'hip' with the 'kidz' feel? ... god, I'm only 27... When I actually get old, I'll be unstoppable!
I'll be doing all three titans of the maniple pretty similarly, and any further to that (like a warlord... one day...) I'll consider how I'll change it - and yes, probably with more stars!

2. That sounds ingenious, thanks. I'll have to try it out!

3. That's the front cover of an ork based comic book that GW have republished to coincide, which I am super happy about. It was a really fun read and I'm keeping half an eye out now for cheap ork flyers to start my own skwadron.

4. Interesting idea - they certainly have merch clothing, I've got some from GW HQ last year and the BL has a line right now. So far as cosplay type clothing, I think it would be pretty cool if they pumped out some inquisitor greatcoats, Guard carapace looking tops, and maybe a space marine / chaos beanie!

Progress has been slow, life has thrown me some different priorities lately.
Still, getting there... one piece at a time...

 

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chains are lookin ballz (good thing).
keep chippin away.
it'll get done.
Thanks man. Chipping away has indeed been the plan.

Over the last... well today actually... got the servitors done to a satisfactory level, and have got most of the torso to the 'done' or 'awaiting detailing' level.






I am up to doing the shield on the carapace (and finishing the red and the metals), as well as the various screens and keyboards and eye lenses for the head and neck of this beast.

I will be thinking carefully about what to do, then trying to do a better job of glazing it green than you can see with the servitor above. Not sure on this one though, the green glaze is relatively thinly pigmented so it takes quite a layer of it to get the shade I want...

Definitely food for thought. My shield I am thinking will be simply a space scene with a large, dark planetoid central, a Stygies VIII mark and possibly something to represent a space fleet. Still assembling the picture in my mind - what do you think, heretics?
 
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