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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Empire!
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:17:39 AM »
I'm going to post all the new and old Empire stuff I paint in this thread. Starting with an unfinished wizard wagon!



The base isn't done, and it still needs crew. But everything about this model takes a long time! I also despair of transporting it anywhere, since it has a lot of thin plastic bits that snap off easily.

Also, before I started the wizard wagon I repainted Volkmar's war altar:



It looks OK.


On the way:

-completed wizard wagon
- 3 outriders
- laser cannon to go on a war wagon
- owlbear knights!
Hey, I could still beat up a woman!
If I wanted to.

Offline Darknight

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 11:28:33 AM »
Really liking the look of that Madjguiquickal Per'himp Whahghon, Rufus - I think they look better with a darker, less vibrant metal framework and bright planets and details.
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 12:27:29 PM »
Bronze-tastic.

I like it.
I don't care about the rules.

Pass the machete.

Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 03:40:28 PM »
Thanks!

Ridiculously, I still haven't finished the celestial wagon. But I have done the laser...




...which fits into a handy war wagon like so.






It deserves more than a 5+ armour save now though!
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 03:47:55 PM »
It deserves more than a 5+ armour save now though!

All the armor is made of papier mache, trufax.

Looking good!
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Offline Battlekruse

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 05:19:47 PM »
I really like what you have done with the War Wagon and the laser canon. Its good to see the War Wagon back on the board again.

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 06:03:50 PM »
nice painting sir
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 07:00:28 PM »
I really like what you have done with the War Wagon and the laser canon. Its good to see the War Wagon back on the board again.

Yes, they work really well together!

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 07:55:38 PM »
Oh, very, very cool idea! And well performed!

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2012, 07:58:55 AM »
Excellent use of a War Wagon, really well done. :eusa_clap:
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2012, 10:23:23 AM »
Thanks everyone!

I'm cheap and didn't want to buy another wizard wagon.


I've finished my celestial wagon now too. It only took a month...







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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 01:22:57 PM »
With that staff raised I suddenly picture this horrible 'occupational accident'.

"Sorry mrs. Wizard, he was caught in the spinning planetarium, we do not believe he suffered...."
"...granted it isn't as retarded as having a lady popping out of your head holding a cup while humping a boar with a sword through its back, but there can only be one Brettonia."

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 01:28:09 PM »
Damn, that's the thing that bothers me about it! Stupid model.

Well, it also bothers me that all the planets have the same orbit, but presumably it's not meant to be an actual orrery.
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 01:55:57 PM »
Maybe all the planets actually do have the same orbit? Maybe the Warhammer World's cosmology was designed by a five year old?
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 06:33:00 PM »
Maybe all the planets actually do have the same orbit? Maybe the Warhammer World's cosmology was designed by a five year old who really likes skullz?

 :wink:

I've got to say, I'm disappointed that not a single planet (from what I can tell) is shaped like a Skullz. If I end up getting this kit, I'm going to remedy that. I'm also going to do exactly what Rufus did with the War Wagon...


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Re: Empire!
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 11:11:06 PM »
It was awfully restrained of them not to make a skull planet!

The model still has skulls all around the rim of the centre cage, and a few more holding up the book on the pulpit, so it's not exactly skull-free.
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 02:06:17 AM »
Thanks everyone!

I'm cheap and didn't want to buy another wizard wagon.


I've finished my celestial wagon now too. It only took a month...









yes, nice job of assembly and painting, I will steal the war wagon idea, thanks.  Only a month? obviously GW did not put enough fiddly bits in this kit.  I dropped mine and it has taken me a month to find all the parts.  :icon_lol: steveb

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 04:07:02 AM »
Very nice work Rufus, I especially like the war wagon showing back up in a viable way.
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« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 08:22:19 AM »
It was awfully restrained of them not to make a skull planet!

Classic example of dry British humour. I couldn't help but laugh out loud here in the office!
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2012, 09:23:12 AM »
Nice Hurricanum Rufus !


Reminds me I need to photograph mine.


And apparently great minds think alike, for I was planning the same war wagon conversion...
Have one  on Midaski's tab.  :::cheers:::
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Offline Fandir Nightshade

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2012, 10:25:14 AM »
I really like the war wagon lazor it looks like it was designed to carry it (seriously should be 3+ armour save though).

Also nice Hurricanum.

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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2012, 11:06:44 AM »
Everyone remember to post their pimpmobiles in the "Show us . . ." thread!
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2012, 01:46:23 PM »

Great use of the War Wagon rufus.

I like the 'drop in' idea, so it can go back to being a Carrochio at will, or if there is a crane around.  :engel:

Someone else had a similar 'drop-in' job I recall - 023?
However I cannot remember what it was ...............

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Offline rufus sparkfire

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Re: Empire!
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2012, 01:54:30 PM »
Thanks for the comments, everyone!


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I like the 'drop in' idea, so it can go back to being a Carrochio at will, or if there is a crane around.

My older steam tank (the one that's half war wagon and half tank) does the same thing - it can switch between volley gun, steam gun and mortar. Not that there's any point in that now.


Less excitingly, outriders:




Now I need to find the other ones. I should have four more somewhere.


Still not sure if I want to keep my owlbear knights, or if they look rubbish. I'm not too impressed by the models.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2012, 02:05:23 PM by rufus sparkfire »
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Re: Empire!
« Reply #24 on: May 14, 2012, 03:52:08 AM »
post a picture of the owl bear knights, I dont think I have seen them and it sounds interesting. steveb