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Offline Calvin

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Re: Minotaurs
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2008, 04:28:39 AM »
And if I say I think dogs make good pets does it mean I like to watch them shag?  :icon_rolleyes:

Really, according to the myth the Minotaur was more like a Warhammer Beastman.


If I did make that mythology inspired army it would be just that; mythologically inspired, not necessarily accurate.
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« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2008, 04:55:30 AM »
And if I say I think dogs make good pets does it mean I like to watch them shag?  :icon_rolleyes:
I don't know?  Do you?

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« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2008, 05:05:39 AM »
@Qrab, You wouldn't happen to know its official name, or a part number or anything..? I haven't even been able to find it on SoL (though I admit my search could have perhaps been more through).

That model is known by the awesome name of OX-ROAR CHAOS CHAMPION OF ULTIMATE SLAUGHTER in the 1991 Citadel catalog. I couldn't tell you if GW still uses the mold, though. Somehow I think it went out of production a while ago.

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« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2008, 05:29:35 AM »
Thanks! At least now I have something to search with!

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« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2008, 08:29:33 AM »
Shadowwolf:  Please take a picture, I have two new minotaur ready to be pinned and glued, so anything that looks different than the ones I already have will be great.

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A head swap, sligt tilting, a little bit of bending of the left leg an Vióla!

Still WIP, though...

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« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2008, 11:26:24 AM »
If you could bring out a line of those Shadow I'd be most pleased  :wink:
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« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2008, 12:42:10 PM »
Ohhhhh... I like those!  Did you just twist the leg?  Being a massive pile of pewter it is hard to move the upper body.  What did you do exatly to get the head to tip?  Or is that just the position it came in after turning the lower body?

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« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2008, 01:06:38 PM »
It's not his original head, it's another mino head. I greenstuffed some fur between the neck and the head after turning the head. His spine doesn't really connect to the head... But that is hard to see with his muscular back  :happy:
The main body is untouched, as is the arms. I only bent the left leg a little and affixed the other mino head.

He doesn't rank up very well, though, as his axe is in mid swing, at shoulder height of his mates...  :ph34r:

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« Reply #58 on: February 21, 2008, 03:38:51 PM »
Great Weapoon Minotaurs rank up poorly anyway.
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« Reply #59 on: February 21, 2008, 05:30:34 PM »
Nice conversion.

Minos are the only monster I lack in my Chaos army.  If only they were plastic... :eusa_wall:
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« Reply #60 on: February 21, 2008, 07:46:32 PM »
My three great weapon ones rank up OK.  If you build them one at a time, and position them properly before gluing, they line up just fine.
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« Reply #61 on: February 21, 2008, 10:34:02 PM »
Yeah, they can be a pain if you put them together without checking with their buddy.  I normally have to turn them so their axe is pointing out the back.  They look a little awkward.

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« Reply #62 on: February 22, 2008, 02:43:42 AM »
My Nurgle Minotaurs. The GW models are so bad I had to put bags over their heads:




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« Reply #63 on: February 22, 2008, 04:58:34 AM »
I like those Nurgletors.
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« Reply #64 on: February 22, 2008, 10:51:52 AM »
Here are my three minotaurs of slaanesh all ranked up.

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« Reply #65 on: February 22, 2008, 12:07:06 PM »
Ooooh! Really nice! I like those Nurgle beasties!  :smile2: Changing the color of the skin makes so much difference! Unfortunately, the models look so very static... As if they're just standing around.

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« Reply #66 on: February 22, 2008, 12:16:11 PM »
Okay, I like everyones minotaur!

Qrab: Those hoods are cool, I think I may try that with the two I have though it is something often considered a distinctly Nurgle thing.  I know Bestigor often wear hoods but still.  I also like the fact that you made the three hole symbol on the Great Cleavers.  Did you just use a pinvice to do that?

Crimson:  I thought you said you couldn't paint?  I love those Minos!  Do they see as much play as your DO?  Probably not ah?

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« Reply #67 on: February 22, 2008, 12:22:54 PM »
My minos see a lot of action   :wink:

I would use them more than I do if I had 4.  Unfortunatly, it was an inspired weekend when I painted those and I think I would be unable to replicate the skin colour, which was mixed from terracotta and dark flesh, wet highlighting, although you can't see that particually on my great photographing skills.

Only a tiny amount of pink on them too, just enough to look slaanesh!
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« Reply #68 on: February 22, 2008, 12:57:21 PM »
This is cool... seeing these minos and the way you painted them has reinvigorated my love of the 2 horned man beasts  :::cheers:::

When I get round to it I will post the pics of mine... maybe I will do that today... I can hear them calling...

or it could be the cat, how does one tell the difference?
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« Reply #69 on: February 22, 2008, 01:07:51 PM »
I can hear them calling...

or it could be the cat, how does one tell the difference?

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« Reply #70 on: February 22, 2008, 01:09:22 PM »
Boy, in that pic of the statue, the minotaur sure knows the vulnerable areas to go for eh? Maybe they should have killing blow or something...
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Re: Minotaurs
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2008, 01:21:42 PM »
One kicks when you grab them.
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« Reply #72 on: February 22, 2008, 02:01:19 PM »
@ Philly: yup, a pinvice was used to drill the holes. Every bladed weapon in my Nurgle army has been swapped for a cleaver with three holes.

In addition to the scales and the leather hoods, I repositioned the horns and added necks to those Minotaurs. I have one more in the blister that has been languishing.

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Re: Minotaurs
« Reply #73 on: February 22, 2008, 02:06:36 PM »
Re: Dragon Ogres - People could do worse than to search about on the herdstone for pictures of conversions done there.  In particular a poster by the name of "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup" (or similar) has done some amazing conversions using a Krootox and the Ogre plastics, and someone else used a cold one body in place of the Krootox.

You might hope for plastic minotaurs, particularly following the Ogres and Rat Ogres.  I suppose it depends on how much they wish to encourage the use of Doombull armies.  More likely might be a frame of chaotic bits that they could add to the existing Ogre Kingdom plastics to make Chaos Ogres.  That would presumably be cheaper.
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Re: Minotaurs
« Reply #74 on: February 22, 2008, 02:39:23 PM »
I am using greenstuff to make the dragon portion of the DO look like Centigor fur, shaggy like a rhinox.  Seems more appropriate for a Beastmen army.


Qrab:  Thats a cool idea.  I use warpaintto give my army a unique appearance.  I will get my minotaur up in a bit.

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