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I know the new Primaris marines have split opinion, but I find them very nice sculpts. Crisp mouldings and better proportions than the original Astartes.

 

One thing which does baffle me is the proportions between shoulder height and head/neck on the older models, especially with Terminators. They look as if their neck must be roughly where a real human's lungs are. Art showing them with their armour off shows roughly normal human proportions (just bigger). All GW needed to to was either lower the shoulders or raise the head slightly.

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Well, my minis are all Rogue Trader era.  Lovely plastic beaky Space Marines that would probably pass for Ratling Power Armour these days; plastic Terminators from Space Hulk that might be down to Marine height or less now, treasured Squats on bikes, and a scratch-built Grav Attack the most common AFV in the Imperium!

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A 3d print replica of a Sabre tank hunter happened:

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGpH5a3h7lU/?igshid=1mrvg1pvs7on2

 

Found the files on Thingiverse so decided to have a go at making one. From what I can work out this was a conversion project covered in White Dwarf magazine circa 1989, involving a Rhino kit and presumably other oddments in the days when GW were quite happy for you to scratchbuild and kitbash.

 

There are also parts files for other MK1 Rhino based vehicles like a Vindicator, Whirlwind and Razorback, so I've ordered some green PLA with a view to making myself a full set over time. I will still paint them but if you start with roughly the right shade of green you don't need as many coats.

 

I did try a Predator a while ago but the plastic I used was horrible, and the result looks corrugated. I'll see if I can do anything for it with more sanding and filing followed by a good coat of paint. I even went as far as making brass tube pivots for the sponson guns and turret.

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With Roxanne very busy teaching classes this semester, we haven't been working so much on the joint model railroad project, so I've been catching up on more gaming modelling.  1/56 laser cut kits for the Sleepy Hollow Schoolhouse and a Corn Crib.  Throwing flaming jack o'lanterns at people in the night is a bit of an established sport in Sleepy Hollow; a little brown rat is enjoying the remains of the last such prank:
 

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9 hours ago, Yugamu Tsuki said:

Brilliant. It would be a delight to play on such a setup.


As soon as it's safe to convention again, I'll be running Sleepy Hollow games again.   Huzzah in Portland Maine is the best miniatures convention in New England, then Havoc here in Mass for a smaller one, and probably at Arisia the big Sci-Fi con here in Boston with a very active tabletop gaming room.

I have fantasies of figuring out how to ship it to Belgium so I could run it at Crisis, the premier miniatures convention in Europe.  (Salute in London is bigger, Crisis draws more eye-candy games.)  With luck, maybe I can work out the logistics and finances for travel in 2024 and the 25th anniversary of the movie!

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Yugamu Tsuki

Not traditional miniature gaming, but my Bloodborne Kickstarter from Cool Mini or Not finally came in...many many many hours of painting ahead...

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Martijn Meerts

I love the Bloodborne setting.. Not much of a fan of the game though, not so much because it's difficult, but more because most bosses can throw you in places where you get stuck in the environment and can't move anymore o.O

 

Would be nice seeing the quality of these and how they look once painted 🙂

 

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Yugamu Tsuki

Here's a few pictures of the figure details. The Hunter (player) in light grey next to a basic mob and a Boss. Also I am impressed in the thinness of the wings on one of the expansion bosses.

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Martijn Meerts

Ooh, nice detail.. Those will look great once painted 🙂

 

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A gaming friend has published a set of miniatures rules, Mean Streets : War in Gang-Infested Cities, a fast light game, deeply inspired by The Warriors movie (1979).  I've been painting up some gangs for this.  Started with some fictional ones with minis that I had on hand, including The Dragon Club with Kung-Fu School Girls by Eureka Miniatures that I bought some years ago knowing they would be handy for something some day; and this is that something day.  
 
Am now moving on to modelling some of the actual gangs from The Warriors.  First up is the super iconic Baseball Furies.  Modified figures from a pack of baseball player miniatures.  I did all 12 members form the movie, plus Cobb the Catcher from the video game.  Oddly, that pack had only 1 figure with a bat, and the rest except for the umpire (used for Cobb) had a weird big glove.  So the gloved hands got carved down into normal hands, and then I carved a stack of baseball bats from 1/16" plastic rod.  Painting these was made entirely possible by the magic of .005 Micron Art pens for the pinstripes, lettering, and Nike LD1000 sneakers!

More photos of these and other gangs over on the Lead Adventure Forum:
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=130709.0

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gavino200

Awesome. Beautiful painting. I loved that movie!!

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48 minutes ago, gavino200 said:

Awesome. Beautiful painting. I loved that movie!!


Thanks!  The game reminded me that I hadn't seen the movie in forever, so I got the Ultimate Director's Cut blu-ray — super restoration and handy painting reference.  The Lizzies are very nearly done for the next gang!

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