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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:26 am

Salamanders are my chapter of choice. ^_^ I don't have a 40K army (Warmachine), but I've been giving serious thought to jumping into 40K and getting some Salamanders.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby kiujazi » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Vulkan Lives brother.

I never played Warmachine, but a friend of mine did before putting all his stuff on ebay. How does it compare to other table top games?


I wish that Games Workshop would release some Salamander specific models like they have other chapters, but I doubt they will. But yeah Salamanders are super fun to run and their color scheme is so nice looking. Thankfully ebay usually has plenty of space marines up at good prices.

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:08 am

Oddly, I've never played it. I have around 250 points of models (which is a lot for Warmachine; the normal sized game is 75) painted and ready, but I've never found a game. Currently, it is simply a nice collection. XD
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:09 pm

I wish that Games Workshop would release some Salamander specific models like they have other chapters, but I doubt they will. But yeah Salamanders are super fun to run and their color scheme is so nice looking. Thankfully ebay usually has plenty of space marines up at good prices.

Forge World is your answer, my friend.

Plenty of models and upgrade bits for Salamanders, good for 30k as well as 40k.

There's also a mini of Vulkan himself 8)
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby kiujazi » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:14 pm

nders"]Forge World is your answer, my friend.[/url]

Plenty of models and upgrade bits for Salamanders, good for 30k as well as 40k.

There's also a mini of Vulkan himself 8)
-cries, pulls out wallet-

Man the fact that their Vulkan looks so much better than the GW one is ridiculous. The prices are actually really good as well.

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:05 am

-cries, pulls out wallet-

Man the fact that their Vulkan looks so much better than the GW one is ridiculous. The prices are actually really good as well.

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Lately GW really seems to be making an effort to be more consumer friendly. I've bought a few FW items over the years for my Black Templars and I like it. With things being more reasonably priced I may have to do more.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:35 am

So.

For Christmas I received a small Tyranid force for Warhammer 40K. No painting is done yet, but so far I've managed to glue my Trygon's body on upside down...

...with plastic glue...

...inside of a ball and socket joint. Which is basically irrevocable without fire or blade. :P Which has lead me to not only building my first large 40K monster model, but doing my first conversion all in one go. XD An unexpected side effect of assembling a model whilst fueled by the heady brew of exhaustion combined with excitement.

In essentia, the butt plate which is now the neck plate (reserve your comments, please) would not fit properly with the head plate. So, after some thinking and bouncing ideas off my mom, I sculpted a longer neck for it out of modeling epoxy and braced it with some spare sprue.

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A little fidgeting with a paintbrush for a vaguely similar skeletal pattern, and voila. In all honesty...I would not have attempted it intentionally. But now that it's done, I'm rather pleased with it. It's definitely my model now...

You can also see where I've magnetized the arms, so I can field it as a Trygon/Trygon Prime or a Mawloc. You can't see the magnets under the tail that will affix it to the base (as I cannot seem to base without smearing the basing material all over my carefully painted model), nor the ones that hold the differing jaws on. (you can see the tail piece, which is also magnetized.)

On the whole, I'm thrilled. It's ready for painting, but I'm assembling my Genestealers so I can prime them all in one go (and so I can test my spray primer on a genestealer before potentially ruining my Trygon. :O).
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:42 pm

Noooooice dude! Good work finding an out-of-the-box solution!

Looking forward to seeing more of your new army!
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:19 am

Thank you. ^_^

I'm assembling the last four genestealers tonight, so I'm hoping to begin painting them in the next couple of days. The weekend at the latest, if all goes according to plan.

Didn't end up going with the flourescent paint, mostly due to costs. I found some pearlescent stuff from Testors Acrylic that I'm going to try, so I can give them a more insectoid shell.

I just realized I have to find some 25mm bases to fix my Spacehulk Genestealers for tabletop, though. -_-
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ArcticFox » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:53 pm

Too bad you don't live nearby. I have a bucketload of 'em.
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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby ccgr » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:07 am

Neat! Can't wait to see the final product!

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Re: Wargame Miniatures

Postby Chozon1 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 am

Too bad you don't live nearby. I have a bucketload of 'em.
I think I'ma fudge it. Somewhere around my house I have an acrylic rod, which I think is around an inch in diameter. If it isn't less than 25mm (and if I can find it) I'll just cut some rounds and call it done. :D Otherwise, Amazon isn't bad.
Neat! Can't wait to see the final product!
I'm excited about painting these. ^_^ I hope they look as good in reality as they do in my head.
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