Friday, March 22, 2013

The bases are here! The bases are here!



And now I can start showing them all together!


I am very happy! On Wednesday the first part of my base order from Dragon Forge Design arrrived. I was so excited, in fact, that all my other paint jobs were pushed to the side so I could get a chunk of the bases painted up and finally see my recent Mechanicum stuff added to them : )  In all I'll be getting over 100 bases from this very cool range - the Tech Deck series, found here!

As you can see on the two samples above, I've gone for a fairly dark scheme, in keeping with the brooding feeling of the rest of the models. Lots of steel (in various stages of decay), some exposed brass trim (with verde gris), some green cabling, and the ubiquitous hazard striping.



On some bases I've painted some of the cabling with hazard striping too, just for that extra pop of detailing. The rusty/dusty look on the bases is from a final dusting of Rust Red and Rust Orange weathering powders from Secret Weapon Miniatures.


Here's my current WIP for the Mechanicum, and the base he'll end up on.


And finally, I'll leave you with a clearer shot of the rebased (or freshly based) models so far.

I hope you like them : )

Cheers
Dave

25 comments:

  1. Bases are looking great and the group shot is awesome. The force is shaping up nicely as being really characterful.

    The Grot Tank based Quad Gun guy is on quite a big base, how will you be using him? Will he count as say a Hydra in game so the large base is there to represent the Chimera hull it would normally be mounted on?

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    1. Thanks Rictus. I'm not sure what I'll use him for yet. Possibly a Hydra, maybe a Quad-gun, or maybe even a Forgefiend. The options are many ; )

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  2. A wonderful and grotesque carnival of mechanic fetishsm... Really great! :D

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  3. Amazing conversions and superb paintjobs. This army is full of character !

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  4. Ok, that group of models is just amazing! The bases really pull them together aesthetically. Great work!

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  5. Lovely! Those bases certainly fit the subject!

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  6. Wow! Quality bases for a quality collection of figures. Thanks for the link on weathering powders.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  7. Excellent paint job on those bases... they really bring all these awesome units together. I love them all!

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  8. Always a pleasure to peruse your latest creations. I'm inspired by your work to attempt similar projects.

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  9. Look awesome Dave. hey guys if you have not seen my site you can find me at http://dragonforge.com

    Thanks Dave for your continued support of Dragon Forge Design!

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  10. Love the models, as always! Just a point, what's happened to the old picture format, where you could click through the pictures?

    CN

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    1. Thanks Chris. Not sure why it's gone back to the old way if displaying pics, Blogger can be strange, but it's all under their control : (

      Cheers
      Dave

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  11. Amazing, Dave! I really like how they contrast with the pale skin. Looking forward to seeing everything at Adepticon.

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    1. Thanks BC, not sure how much of it is coming to Adepticon though ; )

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  12. Oh my word Dave, these are amazing! great to see them altogether.

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  13. You know I wasn't that excited about these guys until I saw them all together and got a feel for how the overall army was going to look. You have a real talent for painting awesome miniatures.

    The Dragon Forge bases are Ace too!

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    1. Thanks Snake, glad you can see the bigger picture now : )

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  14. Fantastic, worth waiting for! The bases really jump these minis up yet another level. Great work once again.

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  15. Lovely stuff; however, should the bases really be rusty? Pitted, corroded and ancient, yes; but oiled, polished and loved by generations of apprentices and servitors. Surely rust is something one should never see in the precincts of the Omnisiah. Pools and sheens of greenish oil would also serve to accent the red robes of the wingnut brigade. Just a suggestion.

    Your page is a hobby high point for me; along with the Specialist Games Thread on Ammobunker where there are loads of lovely 28mm Inquisitor conversions.

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    1. Hi Euan

      I'd agree with you on the basing IF they were walking the halls of Mars. Where they actually will be revealed in the fullness of time, then we can debate it's "accuracy" ; )

      Cheers
      Dave

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