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Commission Piece - Building a Reaver Titan

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Ahoy,

I've been commissioned by a local lad to build and pose his Reaver Titan. I put the call out to the local community to see if anyone had a big project for me to work on, he'd seen my knights and felt confident to trust me with such a big dollar piece. We kicked around a few ideas for poses and he wanted to get the big unit to look like it was throwing a punch without making it look stupid if he went to dual ranged weapons as well. It's taken a fair bit of cutting and test fitting to get the pose that I'm happy with which I feel really conveys movement and gives the idea of a boxers jab, but can also look as though it's turning to fire on new targets when running both guns. The kit wasn't happy to go to some of these angles so I've had to shave a fair bit down in some spots and space others with plasticard(waist, arm, head). I'll be rebuilding some of the sections with green stuff to add detail back in and hide some of the joins. The head for examp…

Custom VW Beetle for the Apocalypse - Gaslands Conversion 2

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Hey dudes,
I converted and painted this next car in the same theme as the Monster Truck I did (the beginnings of a team?), it's for the post-apocalyptic miniatures game, Gaslands, which uses base Hot Wheels or Matchbox 1/64 cars that are up to you to customise.
I did a fair bit with this car and am quite happy with how uniform it looks as a finished product. I cut the stock car apart and ground out the rear engine cover section (see the standard car photo below), I then made up a custom back end and fit the engine of another Hot Wheels kit to the back of it. I did a bunch of custom plasticard work including extra armour, a roll cage and the bit I love the most, a sprint car style wing.
I added a few other little touches of mesh and what not before priming the whole thing and getting the paint work underway. 
The Hot Rod that's also photographed primed is up on the bench next as well as a 'War Rig' and a few cars for the next team. 
Loving this, it's a nice little …

Gaslands Tabletop Game - Monster Truck Conversion COMPLETE

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Hey gang,

I just finished this rig and I've gotta admit, this is the most fun hobbying I think I've ever had! I took what was clearly a little toy Hot Wheels Monster Truck about the size of two space marines standing side by side and turned it into an apocalyptic rig ready for the Deathrace.

I did a huge post yesterday with the WIP's from the toy stage through to primer, I've got some finished photos now with a couple more WIP's and the next two cars I'll be working on.








And here is how it started out!

These were the last two WIPs, I was stoked with how the weathering came out. It was my first time trying the windscreen dusting and though the effect is a little heavy I'm glad I gave it a go and think it matches the chassis, tyres and body dusting.



I'm gonna do these two little buggies next to match the Monster Truck and put my first team sponsored by SLIME together.



Thanks for checking in guys and I hope you've enjoyed seeing something a bit differen…

Gaslands Tabletop Game - Hot Wheels Conversion 1 WIP

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Hey Dudes,
Gaslands, a post-apocalyptic car combat miniatures game where you take Hot Wheels, or Matchbox 1/64 scale toy cars and convert/paint them up for the theme. I heard about it on the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast and checked out a bit of the action on Instagram and was really blown away by the concept and the review the boys gave the game. I bought the rules and had a read through and I loved the template style movement, the gear sections which are like phases for each round are a really cool system and the combat seems good. 
I got this monster truck and maybe 10 cars, I didn't want to go too hardcore on the guns and shit just yet, I also figure a monster truck should probably be about ripping around running shit down and doing jumps so I've gone with extra armour and maybe a few hidden upgrades like nitrous. I'll paint two teams up and get a battlefield terrain setup done so I can try and convince my mates to get into it and see where it goes.
As the Secret Cabal …

House Makabius Cerastus Knight Castigator.

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Hey Dudes,

I don't think I ever chucked up a photo of this bad boy but getting and painting one of the new option heads was a good excuse to get some decent photographs. It's my favourite knight chassis but my least favourite head so I'm really glad they released some options.




That's it for a while, we're up to date with what I've done now. I'm gonna set to making a gaming table and some terrain again and will continue to add some units to both the knight force and the Death Guard.

<3

Jack

30k Death Guard, A 2.5k Army.

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Hey dudes,

It's a little cobbled together, I strayed from the theme a bit of infantry and walkers by adding the Typhon but it was a ripper deal I got from my mate so I stripped it down and painted it up with haste.

I'm actually going to continue adding 'Centurion' units in the form of more walkers, some Thudd guns and an Assault Squad to up my mobility. I've also got a pair of Whirlwind Scorpius to throw in and continue the theme of a Heavy Support force.


It's a good start anyway, I can keep expanding from here and I look forward to doing so.

<3

Jack

30k Death Guard, Yo Dawg Yo, A Typhon and... Typhon.

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Hey dudes,

Today we have #1 Bitch Boy, Calas Typhon and the Super Heavy and newest member of my force, the Typhon Siege Tank.






Thanks for checking in!

<3

Jack