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« on: August 17, 2014, 03:38:35 PM »

So... as is usually the case, I have been distracted and have started something else. Over the past few months I have been collecting together plastic Squat miniatures... and have a truck-load now so I have started putting them together. I am sculpting the arms myself (to try and get better poses) and will have berets for all the Squats that don't have helmets. I expect that mobile gun platforms will join this army rather than carried heavy weapons... but it's early days and I may yet get distracted again.

Anyway, here is what I have so far:



You will notice that I have coated some of the 'wire arms' with a first layer of green stuff ready for the proper sculpting to go on top. They are obviously still WIP but this pic shows what the guns look like and how I am arming my Sgts as well. The two sgts with berets will not be used for the helmeted platoons so they are being saved for a platoon that has berets instead. Here's a pic of my Squat making mat:



You'll notice the weapons for the troops, that are either getting lengthened (plasma pistols into plasma guns) or have been shortened (lasguns) plus a couple of Cadian flamers. There are no weapons for two of the troopers as they will be controlling the heavy weapon units.

I also have this finished character:



I think this project is going to take a while Cheesy ...

There will be extra information over at Inso's World (link in sig) so pop over if you fancy a meander Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2014, 03:54:37 PM »

What a cracking start and that bulldog is inspired  Love Love

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2014, 04:34:07 PM »

Brilliant!
Love the Mini-Rambo and friend.
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As for the whole Squat arms thing: I have a few of those Adventurer fellas that I will be adding arms too eventually so will be watching this thread with interest.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2014, 02:08:44 PM »

Brilliant work! Love the bulldog. Good work on sculpting the arms as well; very impressive.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2014, 05:23:34 PM »

Cheers Smiley

Here's the next update... I'm now up to 26 WIP squats with 2 actually finished:



there is all sorts going on with these:

  • The helmet wearing troops are a single 25 Squat platoon (the 3 with berets will be in the next one)
  • The specialists have been given armoured arms because their weapons get hot
  • The command squad will have a lieutenant, medic, flamer and two close combat troopers
  • The lieutenant has a power weapon made from a flamer, sprue and a Mantic hammer
  • The Squats in 1 and 2 squad, with no weapons will have control of the heavy weapon platform

For more information, pop along to Inso's World for the update:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-big-week.html
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2014, 06:52:18 PM »

Coolio  Cool

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2014, 06:57:46 PM »

Holy cow Batman!

Those are absolutely fantastic! Darn I'm jealous Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2014, 11:17:02 PM »

Very nice.  Cool
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2014, 12:11:08 AM »

Looking great so far, and that's from someone who usually doesn't like space dwarves. That bulldog is from mantic right?
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2014, 12:21:13 AM »

I just had a weird thought: The bit I like sculpting the least is the arms, and that is 95% what you are doing here.
Bearing that in mind, there is even more kudos for this project from me.
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EDIT: I shall now bugger off and carry on with the arms on my City Gents as I realise that is what I should be doing, not skiving off on here.....the irony.....
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« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2014, 01:38:13 AM »

Sculpting one set of arms is a pain in the nethers... but sculpting lots gets easy.

Sculpting is just practice... that is all Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2014, 01:51:54 AM »

Sculpting one set of arms is a pain in the nethers... but sculpting lots gets easy.

Sculpting is just practice... that is all Cheesy

I know, mate.
I am working on five at the moment.
I just enjoy sculpting the rest of the figure more, thats all.
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2014, 05:28:43 AM »

Excellent! The arms work a charm, and your green stuffed beards are brill.
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« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2014, 05:42:22 AM »

Brilliant, the sort of thing I'd be doing if this was just a hobby for me.
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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2014, 07:20:20 AM »

this is a great project!

I am also surprised how well the catachan arms go with the squat bodies
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