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PostSubject: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:13 pm

Here they are.
My Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples



The Thunderbolt (Israel 'Baron' Coronach) of the Varangian 123st Air Corp (The Baron is an expert against Ork Fighta Bombas - hence the Red Wunz Go Fasta painted on his aircraft.





Some other Varangian armour - obviously not Death Squads (My Titan - The Hound of Varangia and Shadowsword Hammer of Varangrad



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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:33 am

OH MY GOD! Shocked affraid

That has to be one of the best warbands I have ever seen! Well done

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:59 am

Laney... I... don't know what to say. FUCK! You can't do this to me! I love pics... but yours are TOO much for my heart. I need create a donate button so I can buy me a Defibrillator like the one below.


Seriously... I'm blown away. affraid

* Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples: WOW! That model captures EXACTLY what an Urban Sharpshooter is on my mind. I'm freaking out. The respirator, the basing and the camo... ahhh, the camo! It is urban, but it looks like 'ruined-urban-starting-to-be-taken-over-by-vegetation'. BRILLIANT! The lenses are... damn, perfect! Sorry, I don't have words to describe it. For me, English is very limiting. Even taking to account that the pictures are at such close range, which enhances a billion times any errors, I can't find one. The illusion of size is... perfect. Dude... I got tears on my eyes. Also... the naming of your units is super colorful. You definitely made Death Squads your game; the personalization is very cool. When you finish your campaigns, and Pineapples is on your 40k Army... you will feel proud of him. He won't be anymore special (in stats) that other snipers... but you will KNOW he is special! BRAVO! BTW... why Pineapples? You should paint a pineapple on his cloak, near the #5! HA!

* Israel 'Baron' Coronach's Thunderbolt: A true master piece! I REALLY liked that you 'dumbed down' the threat for the Orks! Writing in Orkish, so even they could understand and plant the Fear of the Emperor on their mind. Just GREAT! Shame that the picture of the Baron is blurry, but even then he looks awesome!

* The Hound of Varangia and Shadowsword Hammer of Varangrad: Who told you you could not play those models in Death Squads? The Hound is 47,328,292,016,230,945 credits and the Shadowsword is slightly cheaper at 36,534,967,892,394,986 credits. You can earn than in few games. Make sure you get the Resource Hunter skill. Just Kidding Gorgeous models!!! If you can (no shame on me begging!) take some pictures of them and post them on the 40k section. The models are brutally good! The things of dreams.

* Varangians (WiP): Amazing! The Captain is looking great... such an understatement. I mean, I take your WiP models over many finished products any day! Your work is truly an inspiration. I hope that many use your work as the 'bar to beat'... I certainly have a new standard. Between you and Dozer, I'm gonna need medical help. To quote a great man...
dwi wrote:
That has to be one of the best warbands SQUADS I have ever seen! Well done

Sorry... no critiques on the paint. Way pass my dreams. I feel like trying to critique the work of a 'eavy Metal painter. I can't do it. Very Happy One thing I could tell you, that will help you SHARE your work, is about the photograph technique. Nothing kills more the SHARING of one's work as the pictures. Your photos are not bad, but they do not do justice (consistently) to your ART... that is what it is man, ART!!! Long time ago I wrote a compilation article about miniature photography. Please visit the link. The article explains lots of the WTF's in a simple manner. I have a crappy camera, and I saw my pictures increase in quality a million percent. Taking pics of WiP on your bench is super cool, but on finished models may rob of the illusion. The article would teach you how to get the whole model in focus, about lighting and other stuff. I use Picasa (its easy AND free!!!) to edit pictures, etc.

Thanks... thanks for sharing. One of the plans, when TRLB is on complete is to make an 'about the hobby' section, featuring models from players all around the world, showcasing their conversions and final models (probably only GW models, unless no model exist from their line) showcasing many different Squads. The Varangians already got my vote to showcase an example of the Imperial Guard Jenkala's Regional Platoon Squad! BRAVO!!! Please keep sharing... this made my day.

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:29 am

Thanks Mordheimer, dwi,

You've made me blush Embarassed . Thanks for the positives. I'll definitely work on the photography (my camera seems to hate taken close pics in focus - the ones I post are usually the 5th or 6th random attempt - so if I can make that better I'll definitely give it a go).

On the name of the sharpshooter - I nicked pirat it from a 2000AD (Judge Dredd et al) comic strip called the ABC warriors, which is all about a group of ancient war robots called the ABC Warriors, the sniper/assassin robot is called Joe Pineapples (there is one great sequence where he takes out about five targets in one shot, while jumping a ramp on a motorbike). After that he just had to be my sharpshooter. Hammerstein one of the other ABC warriors appears in the hideous Judge Dredd movie (big red robot with a hammer for a fist).

On the thunderbolt - check out Lackofabettername's threads on scratchbuilt titans and thunderbolts etc, he posts the templates (he's not done a thunderhawk one though - damn him!) and they are perfect - After doing one, I built two more in about three nights (friends bday present) and all you need is a sharp exacto and enough plasticard (I also found sentinel pilots and an Airfix tank kit useful for parts). I planned on a squadron - but too many projects too little time! I know you've got loads to do - but this stuff is genius.

Thanks Again,
Going to work on some terrain - using sea shells and the stone spray you've mentioned/shown on your Mikeopolis thread. I'll post the result later today.

Cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:35 am

I said warband? Ooops! So I did! I mean squads I have ever seen! lol Just Kidding

Mord worte:
"Dude... I got tears in my eyes"

Oh my god! He just made Mord cry! Who would have thunk it?

Mord worte:
"...this has made my day"

Now that I think about it, people like us are the only ones that can have there day made by looking at painted, little plastic people. The more that I think about it, that ain't nromal

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:21 am

dwi - You're probably right about the plastic man thing (I get the same way when I see the Golden Demon winners or Eavy Metal stuff - let alone the great stuff on coolminiornot) - but who wants to be normal anyway?! scratch

Normal usually means you just lack an imagination!

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:18 pm

Somehow I missed your stuff. You are awesome!

I loved the detail of the pilot and inside the cockpit.

Keep it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:07 pm

Mordheimer - I've just had a look at the photography article - its excellent with some great things I can apply straight away. So far I've just snapped away with the camera in 'flower' mode under a single yellow energy saver bulb (with no daylight - because I'm always hobbying in the evening).

Cheers cheers for the help!

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:47 pm

Good! Glad you liked it. Few hints...

1) Photography is like painting. Although you are EXTREMELY talented painter, I bet the 1st models were not that good. As you practiced, your models became better. Same with the pictures! Fortunately, digital photos allow you to take many photos of the same subject, and keep the good ones! I still take two pictures of every pose... just to be safe.

2) No need to invest much money... but you would have to, eventually. Like painting (again) you started with crappy and cheap brushes, and ruined them all. By now, you probably painting with high quality sable. For now, while you learn, do NOT invest much. Once your natural talent flourish, you will move towards better stuff.

3) For now, invest in a Full Spectrum bulb... simulates NATURAL LIGHT!!! They are compliant with the new eco-laws over there (no incandescent bulbs) and they barely use any electricity! They emit the full spectrum of light, so the light is more 'white' than the 'yellow' incandescent. They cost a little more, but they last FOREVER. You can get them in any hardware store. http://www.fullspectrumlighting.co.uk/ You could get them in ASDA (the UK version of Walmart... yes, they bought them!)

4) You can EVENTUALLY buy a photo booth! The entry level ones (I got mine in Walmart) comes with TWO lamps (nice, bright and full spectrum), the booth, background and a tripod... all for $60 (~45 EUR). That is ALL I use... and my cheap camera on the 'flower' setting.

Good luck... can't wait to see you next batch of photos!

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:07 pm

Hi All,

Found a great model website from which I have built (somewhat roughly!) a shuttle for my varangians. This model is free to download (I've posted the link in the terrain forums - but here it is again). This comes in loads of different camouflage types - even colour scheme for the A-team van!

http://www.toposolitario.es/workshop/index.html






One of the miniatures (the one with the crow on his shoulder) shown for scale is a conversion of a rogue trader I put together, but never painted (all my other models are packed away for moving Sad ).

They also have a mecha paper model which would make a great IG sentinel substitute

Enjoy
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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:18 pm

You are one crazy son-of-a-plasma-gun!

Those paper models of yours are incredible! Great job man... WOW!

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:42 pm

Nice work on the shuttle, you could use it for the Valkerie Down scenario>>
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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:27 am

@Da Bank - great minds think alike - we were going to play that scenario in the last set of battles (but no-one had a vehicle to represent) and so switched over to skirmish instead. Never again will we be caught short! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:30 am

hehehe

That thing us HUGE! Remember to use the Blast Templates to mark the 'objective' zones. Just Kidding

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:17 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:10 pm

laney i love ABC warriors....do you have a hammerstein or general blackblood in the works?
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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:49 am

are you using a firefly class ship to transport your warhammer figures? the Shame!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Urban Sharpshooter Joe 'ABC' Pineapples, Vehicles & TITAN!   Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:41 am

@ Edward: No hammerstein model in the mix yet - but I reckon I could fashion something using necron parts. Though models do already exist for the Warriors.

@ Dysturbed: Firefly class? Must have missed this - is it a sci fi programme?

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