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Offline boca majstor

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« on: September 28, 2005, 06:40:58 AM »
I've finished it, except for the scrolls on front, back, and on the chimney thingy. Here are the pics:







I named it Stimpy the Steam Tenk.

What should I write on the scrolls? There is a lot of space, because the big one on front, so..
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 07:09:28 AM »
Watch out, there's a big beast on your tank  :lol:

I really like the bear on top, nice work!

As for the scrolls, why not just put its name on it?

The big shield on the front, I would have painted as a normal shield, but then more fancy. You can really go to town on that one!

It looks great. Makes me want to start on my own STank.
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 10:12:52 AM »
It's a nice job 'boca', but it just worries me on two counts ........

1. Practically how does the engineer get in and out of the turret :?:

2. There is something 'disturbing' about the way that bear is lying on top of the tank ............. I was going to use the word 'mounted' but that made it more disturbing...........
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 11:18:43 AM »
Wow, great work on the tank boca! I have to agree with Midaski on both points however.
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« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 12:35:43 PM »
Da bears!!

Can you still rotate the steam gun?
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 03:55:43 PM »
I cannot rotate the turret. It took me a week to build the perfectly center the turret axel so it could rotate perfectly. Then I started making the bear, so that it could still be rotated, but the bear was tiny, and with a unnaturally big head, so I dropped the functionality to improve the looks.

About the engineer in the turret, he gets there from below it, through the door, like any other crewmember.

And the second point.. My favourate TV channel is Animal Anal :)
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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 05:26:14 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 10:41:21 PM »
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About the engineer in the turret, he gets there from below it, through the door, like any other crewmember.


So he cannot pop up and shoot then........ :?:  :wink:

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And the second point.. My favourate TV channel is Animal Anal :)



Now I am worried - taking 'reminders' onto the battlefield - will you be focusing on the right things :?:
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........... was this inspired by you too perhaps

http://www.larryleadhead.org/c61.html

http://www.larryleadhead.org/c62.html

They are consecutive pages, so you could just click next from the first one.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005, 07:03:49 AM »
Hahahahahahaa :) Great comic :)
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2005, 06:41:41 PM »
Lead Follow or Get out of the Way.  Or you can put on the scrolls the ultimate in irony have the Word Dodge with a drawn picture of a Male Goat which is the Dodge Ram.  Thats some mixed Messages right there.  But otherwise that stank looks awesome.

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2005, 09:03:11 AM »
I might put the male goat (how is it said?) symbol on the big scroll on the front, like the Harkonnen logo. And "Get out of the way" is nice. I might just do that.
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2005, 02:46:52 PM »
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2. There is something 'disturbing' about the way that bear is lying on top of the tank ............. I was going to use the word 'mounted' but that made it more disturbing...........
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Your naughtiness always cracks me up, Midasaki.  Last week it was the "flexed arm", this weeks it's the "bear on top".  :lol:
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2005, 09:46:13 PM »
damn harkonans but the dodge ram idea would be funny nice corporate logos.  I wonder if anyone did that Nascar themed chaos army thats another cool idea but thats 40k.

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« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2005, 12:23:34 PM »
Here are some pictures of the Knights Panther conversion I've been working on:

01, 02 & 03

I got high on glue last night trying to glue the champ together. I couldn't sleep afterwards, the room was spinning weeeeee :)
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2005, 12:28:52 PM »
Nice work Boca! I think the champion (with the floppy hat) might look better if you raise his lance arm a bit - the pose looks a bit odd.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2005, 12:38:23 PM »
They are both his lance arms, which one?
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2005, 12:51:45 PM »
Sorry; his right arm :)
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2005, 05:26:14 PM »
Those are awesome.  What bit did you use for the Glaives or lances I should say.  That I think is the awesomest part of your conversion.

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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2005, 05:42:54 PM »
Are those old plastic Orc swords?
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2005, 07:21:54 PM »
I used Tomb Kings skeleton swords. To make them more arabian like
(And I like bardiches, this is the most simmilar thing I could imagine)
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2005, 11:03:36 PM »
Good spot on the swords General - I hadn't noticed the weapons were converted.

It's a nice conversion boca - on my initial look I assumed they were Bretonnian peasant polearms, as thay do have a sort of halberd appearance ...............

When I think of undead scimitars, I see 'cream' plastic - I didn't realise there were those type of swords on the new TK sprues :oops:

However, although they are VERY similar to Boris' weapon, please let's not start a spate of making weapons like that, as those scimitar swords are in fact far more appropriate for Kislevite usage, and it is hard enough scrounging enough up without people finding competition for their acquisition.
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« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2005, 11:26:37 PM »
Actually, mordheim men have genuine Berdiche weapons on occasion...but it's not cheap.
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« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2005, 03:25:03 AM »
Now they are going to be Knights Panther or are you going to use the new knightly order creation rules.  Because those look more like they could be great weapons or be substituted as calvalry hammers.

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« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2005, 11:34:33 AM »
Count Rommel
They will be ordinary knights panther, maybe IC but I doubt it. I haven't seen the list of all the flaws/merits knights can get, nor do I use alternative rules much.

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I bought a boxed set of knights and wanted to convert them.
First, I wanted to give them kislev wings, horned helms and shorter lances to make them "Knights of Thor" or "Thors Horsemen". I made a scetch, and they would look REALLY dumb. Then I got the idea to make the champ insane, two "GO FOR THE EYES, BOO! GO FOR THE EYES! YAAAARRRGHHH" charging lances, then I got the idea to make the lances slashing instead of piercing, and I liked the TK swords.

I won't use scimitars anywhere in my army, more becouse I don't like them then becouse they are Kislev. And what's a spate?
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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2005, 12:49:31 PM »
Actually boca I quite like that Knights of Thor idea - horns on helmets would be easy - there are separate pairs of horns on the Dwarfs plastic sprue - wings would look fine, but the weapons would HAVE to be hammers............

a 'spate' is a sort of 'increased occurrence' or 'fashionable trend' - I was suggesting that if everyone liked and copied your idea it could cause a shortage of those style of swords ............... :wink:

Have you seen the Tsar Boris weapon? That is pretty close to 'your look'.
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