Plunder for the Ironclad Fleet [May 19 2022 - Lamassu WIP]

i can drop the mask and reveal it to everyone.
i’m just an orc in disguise with borrowed curly beard @MichaelX @Oxymandias
BEHOLD CHAOS DWORKS!

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Walhut/Hashut holy civil war coming autumn 2021

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Dagger-tail cancer! Oh, in English they’re called horseshoe crab, wrong lingo. The Swedish name is more hardcore. One of my all-time favourite creatures in any case. And it breeds by orgy. It fills me with joy to see a horseshoe crab sculpted, and sculpted so well at that. :beer:

Excellent work as ever. And the phrasing is no accident.

Walhut tribe! Colour us intrigued. And shocked.

@Oxymandias : The checklist of things to-do in rough order that I wrote for the latter half of sculpting @Eisenhans ’ orgy barge was at least three pages long, but it’s hard to tell with Wordpad. It is indeed a kind of madness, worthy of a suit with long sleeves. The flying elephants agree. :tongue:

But even the best hobby projects consist a lot of reacting to mess-ups and fixing unforeseen problems. Cover it in detail to hide stuff, technical or decoration, it matters not. Ramping up the amount of detail hides faulty areas and makes people think it’s some kind of next-level creation. When in fact the basic shape is wonky, or the proportions are dodgy. Been there, done that.

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Thanks Admiral! I have no idea why when I needed something to elevate one foot of my crewdwarf, my brain leapt to horseshoe crab. It was fun to sculpt, so I made a second one to be not so trod upon.

My not so secret steampunk sawce!

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I should be glad the latest contest is Hobgob and not Lamassu themed. Otherwise I would’ve spent a walrus weights worth of green stuff and time on some Dornian Heresy level well… Heresy! As it stands the true coming of Walhut will be slated for future Oathbreaking.

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Rorrhak the Accursed, emissary for The Great Unification, sent to @delgdeathaxe

Thanks @MichaelX for setting up this momentous event in Dawi-Zharr history.

Only real converting effort here was to add Reel the steam shrimp.


One of the few models (ever) that I am happy to look at a close up picture of the face. Greatly inspired by some of @GhraskDragh grimdark CDs, my riff on it anyway, done with @warcolours paints and the aid of translucent violet and translucent flesh with long working time (desperately needed). I’ll add his lore passage below with many o’ Reaver easter eggs and a callout to his cracked face.




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Love it, such a cool mini a real treat to have as an Emissary.

That face looks amazing as does the once again seemless conversion work

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Neat emissary! Lovely little conversion work there and good backstory. Nice reference to the asscannon, and lovely petrifying powers.

Dawi Zharr measuring depth in hats is a wonderful touch. @Fuggit_Khan may approve of this. :smiley:

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Doubtlessly there would be a Parliament of Daemonsmiths dedicated to the study of metrology, developing their own Hashut Harmonized System of Units.

edit:
Hashut’s Adjudicated System of Harmonized Unit Transference

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Took a long time for this to come full circle. Looking forward to the next emissary exchanges and the 'round the world sculptapaloozathon

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Behold some not very exciting and altogether far too time consuming unit filler for a surprise infantry regiment I’m working toward, a retinue to accompany my recent emissary from @Xander … More to come in the near future, pending a bit of international shipping.

I’d like to say this was all just as planned… but… In the process of acquiring some gnoblar bits that will end up in my Walhut Heresy project… The other ogre bits used here just came along for the ride, and I’m happy they did.

Started off making a few bases of camp supplies. The barrel with scoop was an absolute must-use piece that I reveled upon finding it buried in the bits bag.

Also note the use of rope doing regular rope things @chitzkoi … Being stored for future survival situations that require legitimate use of rope: Lashing gear together, towing equipment, setting up shelters, rappelling down your Ziggurat to clean off all the elven blood, heavy duty clothes line for hanging up (dangerously heavy @Oxymandias ) trousers and undertrousers. It’s amazing how useful rope can be, best not to squander it.

Rope tangent over. Rope for the rope god, knots for the knot throne! Okay now I’m done.

This slave ogre was a long process for me. Started off as just arms, head, and wireframe. Lucky to have scored one of the helmed heads we just saw appear in the Artisans Contest entry by @Iceman . Slapped the gutplate (with slave rune that @Antenor spotted straight away) on when the belly was suitably rotund. Had to do some thumb surgery since I only had left hands. As has been the recent theme on CDO, I like how he looks from the rear with his chain weight. Not perfect but hopefully some paint will make up the difference. It was good practice and I think he’ll fit in the unit nicely.

Here’s an early WIP

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Hot damn!

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Very cool, I really like that gutplate

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So good dude, really cool. Love the Persian style shoes.

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Behold what can only be described as “a kingly gift” from @Xander as part of The Great Unification. Finished up with some troop filler and an attempt at mimicry on the paint style of his emissary to the Ironclad Fleet, Xrakir. Stacked a musician and banner conversion on top of his wonderfully converted dwarfs. I’ve been meaning to use this mini mortar for a kitbash and the spare hellcannon crew fit the bill nicely. I think in the end the unit represents the retinue and their camp supplies as I was hoping.



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So all the normal dwarves xander gave you? They look great, love the helmets. The whole unit looks very nice.

Does this mean xander is updating his chaos dwarf collection?

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These are a bunch of normal dwarfs that Xander had already converted to Chaos Dwarfs before I took them the very short way remaining across the finish assembly line, and then on to paint.

Mayhaps this will be some motivation for him to light the forges of Hashut?

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There is no such thing as “Normal” Dwarfs. There is pathetic, pale, vapid, mealy mouthed scum who are little more than squished down elve’sss in there demeanor.
And then there is us the Dawi Zharr. Superior, Regal from lowest warrior to highest Sorcerer. Rightful Overlords of all that lives.

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A thousand slaves to the forge to praise your exalted works! These look fantastic!

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Just WoW This army showcase blew my mind i almost feel like i wana try get a kharadon ship and try convert it to be a CD war vessel :slight_smile: what youve done with this army is a huge inspiration to me and thank you for that… even when The oathbreakers come out they woulndt match tour army cause theres so much depth and uniqueness and thourght put info planing,building and painting respect and cudoes from me

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