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Re: Pandemic

by Tapeworm » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:26 pm

:cool: stuff! The tongue seems a bit thick. I think he’d choke to death if he tried to fit it in his mouth!



Re: Pandemic

by minamoto » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:52 pm

Ohhh a lovely Bunch you gathered.

Re: Pandemic

by Stelio » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:57 am

Something to do of a Sunday evening: I've now added barbed bracken to the bases of all 41 Plaguebearers. So that means the metal ones are all now ready to paint!

I want to use some type of filler on the gaps in the plastic models, particularly on the side edges between the front and back pieces of the bodies. The 360° photos on the GW product pages show smooth edges there, so clearly the correct intention is to apply filler.


Re: Pandemic

by Dai » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:02 pm

O man, that looks great. I agree that the tongue could use a little something more added to it, but otherwise, I really like it so far.

Re: Pandemic

by Stelio » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:55 pm

I didn't get the chance to post this earlier, but here's the converted Mabrothrax into Spoilpox Scrivener that I started two weeks ago:




It's not finished yet, but this is a start and certainly meets the minimum required for the model (weapon, extended jaw and big tongue, scroll).

Components include:
  • Horns from the Deceiver C'tan
  • Blade is from the bayonet of the Forge World Nurgle Dreadnought
  • Base mouth (almost completely covered) is taken from the plastic Plaguebearer head with the wide open mouth
  • Jaw is built up with an Ork jawbone from the box of skulls
  • Tongue from the plastic Beasts of Nurgle
  • Scroll from... something; I don't remember now
I want to add more to it, though:
  • The tongue isn't quite right; it needs something more
  • I want to add more scrolls being carried on the right side of the body
  • Also I'll use a bunch of purity seals as extra scroll-like decorations
  • Plus the Nurgling from the Tallyman Death Guard model, which is carrying more scrolls
That can all happen at some later date.

Anyhow, I got that model done before the game on the 22 Sep, but what I didn't end up with time for was basing up Nurglings properly. Oh well.

I've started on the painting now. So the next modelling task is to add some barbed bracken to the Plaguebearer bases, and use Green Stuff or superglue + baking soda to fill and gaps, which will finish them off ready to be coloured in.

Re: Pandemic

by Tapeworm » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:23 am

Paint. They’re missing paint. :bum:

Re: Pandemic

by Stelio » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:58 pm

I'm back at it after a week in Norway. But I've now also only got less than a week to go before the game.

Just a short night's work tonight given other commitments, but I did do the last model that hadn't as yet been started: the Malignant Plaguecaster.



It's an impressively intricate model, which my mere two photos don't do justice. It's definitely one to look at the full 360 degree images for here. In this case just a bit too intricate as one of the three trailing strips of cloth had snapped off on the sprue (probably my fault from transit), but I managed to successfully glue it back on; that'll just be perpetually fragile and I'll have to just be careful with it.

It's such a busy model that I've made sure to use a base with no height to it, to prevent visual clashes.

So now that's all six of Max's models ready to go, my Nurgle Daemons are already done, and I've got two kill teams prepared (Tyranids for Max, Death Guard for me).

My next priority is to do the conversion of the Mabrothrax / Plague Elemental into a Spoilpox Scrivener, before the weekend.

Re: Pandemic

by Tapeworm » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 am

That’s a whole lotta work you’ve done. It all looks great though. ;)

Re: Pandemic

by Stelio » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:05 am

Dai wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:28 am
DG - is that from the regular kit or one of the easybuild ones? Like him regardless.
From this box of seven Plague Marines. There are lots of weapon options in there. I assumed that the body parts would be swappable, but actually the components only go together in one way unless you convert them. So really it's more that you have seven independent models, each of which has at least two weapons configurations. Still, plenty of spares (heads and bellies, as well as weapons) for me to use to tart up other Chaos Space Marine models. And the detail on these guys is absolutely superb; I think the best Plague Marines ever in my opinion.

So what did I get done yesterday?

Well, the Chaos Lord now has his power fist pinned on and his backpack glued on. I've set a pin into the base, and this is what the whole thing looks like when assembled:


The Chaos Lord isn't glued on, so that I can paint him separately from Melty McMeltface (who will be a Novamarine, by the way - easier then to pick out that his armour pattern matches the helmet in the power fist). I've also drilled and cratered a hole into Melty's left arm to explain why he can't use his lead bolter.

The diorama as a whole is a commentary on how white metal killed off lead models, of course. ;)

Also I fixed a piece of terrain that broke at our last game:


That's actually a fish tank decoration that I deliberately chose to be reusable for wargaming when no longer needed for the fish. Plague Marine for scale.

And finally, two Poxwalkers assembled and pinned to bases, which completes the Death Guard kill team:



I'm now off to Norway for the week to work on-site with a client, so no more progress to be made until the weekend. But I'm in a great position, with only the following jobs yet to do:
  • Malignant Plaguecaster - currently still on sprue
  • Spoilpox Scrivener - convert from Plague Elemental
  • Shove barbed bracken onto every base
And then I should be able to start painting. :eeek: I want to try a couple of test models (particularly to practise using sprays, which are a dark art to me). Then the priority is to base coat the Knight and Dreadnoughts so that I can stick their arms (and, in the case of the Knight, armour) on.

Re: Pandemic

by Dai » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:28 am

Knight's pose is smashing.

DG - is that from the regular kit or one of the easybuild ones? Like him regardless.

Poor melty marine...