Sean's WIP bench

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Sean85730
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Sean's WIP bench

Post#1 » May 30 2017 09:26

Greetings all, having (finally) got image hosting working it's time for me to show what I'm tinkering with! :biggrin:

Also a little background fluff as I go along.

My force is based on a far flung sept of the farsight enclaves, the name has Long since been forgotten to both the imperium and even themselves, they have one soul purpose in life. To hunt down and destroy imperial knights and titans that threaten the expansion of the greater good. There homeworld is heavily irradiated hence there destinctive dull greens of there armies, the crimson serving as a reminder of the blood of there comrades fallen in the years of hard won battles.

So fluff out the way for now, time to start some actual modelling, I grabbed an armload of odds and ends for my tau army, first kit I started with though, was my Hammerhead gunship. Still very much a work in progress but that's what I hope will give others ideas.

The first parts I built were (naturally :D ) the rail cannon and turret

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That's all for now guys, I hope you have enjoyed my first post on here :) any and all feedback welcomed

Sean

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Rawbbi
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Post#2 » May 31 2017 02:01

Nice and clean work so far, and the BG sounds cool! My only advice would be: mind all of those nasty fusion lines on the model. If you don't treat them right beforehand, they'll show up massively once the paintjob is done.

If I'm correct, there should be a very evident one on the front of the tank chassis, and one riding along the rail cannon.

Keep up the good work, you're doing well!

PS: I saw you are in Lincoln! We should meet up and paint some models some times :D

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Tael
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Post#3 » Jun 04 2017 03:04

Very good brush control, look forward to the next stages. :)

Seam lines and mold lines are sods, a sharp blade scraping or even a fine sanding helps.

Sean85730
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Post#4 » Jun 04 2017 04:22

Cheers guys,

Totally agree about the mould lines, usually I take a file to them, however this was pushed into service far faster than I normally would for a tournament xD so much reworking needed

More to come soon.

Sean

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Post#5 » Jun 04 2017 06:28

Ooooh Tournament, nothing creates speed in painting than that genre haha. Fair enough man! :D

Sean85730
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Post#6 » Jun 05 2017 10:55

Kicked a few butts in tournament but not as well as I would like :evil: ah well

The rest of the hammer head literally finished hours before it was time to pack and go.

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I will revisit her at some point in the future and tidy up and add some more tone etc

More to come soon

Sean

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Post#7 » Jun 09 2017 06:33

Top stuff good to hear on the gaming side.

What you could do is hit it with a matte spray varnish, should give you a nice surface to do tonal work over the larger panels. :)

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Post#8 » Jun 11 2017 08:26

Despite the glossy look the paint is matte finish :) dry I'm really happy with it so far :) the other thing I've been tinkering with is some battle damage. Thoughts guys?

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In other projects continue apace too :) my pathfinder team are almost there, sensor veins, gun barrels and transfers

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Cheers for now

Sean

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Post#9 » Jun 19 2017 06:04

Now things are a bit quieter at my end I've actually made a little more progress :fear:

My hammerhead and pathfinders posing with some cheapo laser cut buildings on what will be my battle board :)

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As a little light relief from serious modelling and for something to add to the scenery in my board, I've made an earth caste welding drone, the base is the bottom of a shield drone with the sensor off a markerlight drone with a standard drone top, the arm is 3mm I beam fitted to the lug where the markerlight goes on the drone, and for a torch I've modified a tau flamer, a little more detail to go yet but I'm really pleased with it any feedback on this guys?

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More to come stay cool ;)

Sean

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Post#10 » Jun 20 2017 11:00

Oooh, what is your thoughts on the MDF buildings? Easy to put together etc?

Great to see the Hammerhead in action :)

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