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Okay totally ballsed up my entry for the army painting competition, I got a rush of blood to the head, after looking at pics of a British FV432 (which is basically what a rhino is based off) and decided to make my whirlwind more real world and put in an engine air intake, decided to put it on the front than realised that was totally not real world and replaced it on top, now I'm really pushed for time until the end of the month so why I decided to do this is beyond me, well here is the pic, quite sloppy work but I'm hoping with a bit of tlc and A LOT of paint I'll be able to hide it!

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Okay folks I'm still alive and actually doing stuff.......just about! Getting some scouts finished, so here is a quick w.i.p on guys I started beards ago. The scout far left has tissue paper as the scrim on his rifle barrel the rest are using unravelled bit of twine, which I think is better, i also clipped off the magazine's on the bolters and just put the end piece back on just to make them look a bit more semi auto rifle-ish.

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Edit: I also switched them over to 32mm bases because they look far better when based.
 

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Okay folks I'm still alive and actually doing stuff.......just about! Getting some scouts finished, so here is a quick w.i.p on guys I started beards ago. The scout far left has tissue paper as the scrim on his rifle barrel the rest are using unravelled bit of twine, which I think is better, i also clipped off the magazine's on the bolters and just put the end piece back on just to make them look a bit more semi auto rifle-ish.

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Edit: I also switched them over to 32mm bases because they look far better when based.
Those are looking great! What's the mesh you're using for the cloaks?
 

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Those are looking great! What's the mesh you're using for the cloaks?
I use 4 ply gauze, I separate the gauze and cut it into rough squares, then tack it on with a bit of glue before pasting on the other layers with thinned paint of whatever my base coat will be.
 

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The ketchup is part of an ancient family secret mini painting technique! I could tell you but then I'd have to pour ketchup on you and eat you!
 

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Okay, the whirlwind I ruined trying to make look "real world" earlier in this plog is still getting converted but as a vindi laser destroyer.......I hope! Anyway a few bits from the good people at "let the dice decide" and the "plan" is to have 2 vindicators and a laser destroyer, I already have a forge world vindicator from way back so will model the other one to look like that

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Okay, you can see where I'm going here. Waaay back I got the FW dread heavy bolter right arm, the sculpt is not great and I never painted if up. Well with the new rules making "twin linked" weapons more dakka, I've decided convert my own mortis H.B dread and even attempt making ammo belts, because I like starting things and not finishing anything!!!!

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I think I prefer my Mortis with las- or autocannons. This could lead to some chopped up finger tips.
Oh I'll be doing the auto cannons for sure, I have a mortis auto cannon armed dread with FW weapons but I'm going to convert more arms using the cadian heavy weapon team auto cannons which are better looking to be honest
 

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Okay, the very simple stuff done, just tacked on with super glue to check the fit. The next phase will be to attempt to make the superfluous but cool looking ammo feed, I'll attempt this with thin strips of plastic card then make mold of it. The other question will be do i mount the ammo hopper on the the arm or attached to his back with longer feed chute.

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A minor update, first on the left we have a wee conversion for my venerable dreadnought, replacing the multi melta with twin Las cannon, I just slightly extended the barrel underneath, I thought it looked cooler, what say ye? The other, a wee gift from wifie proving she actually does love me, lught huron, a fantastic mini!

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It's great seeing the progress you're making mate! The army colours look excellent and I'm excited to see where you go with this next dread!
 

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First squad re-based on 32mm bases, because it is cool!
Next squad, using 2 old metal minis, and bolter converted scouts, to look like semi auto rifles to give the squad a "real world" look, the paint schemes are slightly off because I have changed over paints and can't remember what I used originally. Pretty happy with them, and it is about the best I can do so that will be that lol.

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Thanks, I had a great photo of them out in my garden on some decorative slate chips and they were hard to make out but photobucket killed it
 

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Excellent work on the snipers.

What about doing a pile of boulders with just a barrel sticking out? Would save on minis, while fitting your theme nicely.
Long term I might stick 2 on a 60mm base with some slate boulders as a shooter/spotter combo, I have to order some regular scout bits to put together another squad of regular bolter scouts. I don't really like whole primaris thing, but the receptor dread is a very cool mini and inceptors are beasts and are a kind steroid version of what assault marines really should be
 

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My attempt at a combi plasma, regular bolter with a chopped up plasma pistol underneath for the whole "real world" underslung weapon look, and the muzzle moved up in line with the cocking handle and ejection port, and the magazine shortened, as I think a 30 round magazine, albeit .75 cal would look small on an astartes

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And a picture of the squad Sgt, I added a 2mm spacer in the waist and added some cut down pouches, it is not proper true scale but serves enough to fit in the belt kit

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