Greetings mortals! I’m happy to report that my latest little side project is complete – an additional three ‘tick-tock men’ to join the one I put together last year. I’ve been meaning to get around to doing more of these for quite a while, as they are quite a versatile little mini. Firstly, the weapon loadout is such that they can stand in for counts-as Kastelan Robots in modern 40k. Secondly, they work for Rogue Trader as a table-top, (robot maniples of four), and as a more narrative driven game. Thirdly, they work perfectly for Frostgrave constructs – particularly the four ‘fire-throwing medium constructs’ needed for the final scenario in Dark Alchemy… All in all, quite a versatile little group!
I followed the exact same build and paint scheme as for the first one, (although, I do seem to have weathered the newer three more extensively in places). This was a bit of a challenge, as three of the group all share the same base mini. I put slightly different arms on one, and applied some heavy battle damage/repair to the other to differentiate them a little. So here they are – the three new ones and the original at the end for comparison:
And here they are as a group, with Techpriest Schlan acting as Datasmith:
I think these gangers are bang in trouble!
So there we go folks, I hope these tickled your collective fancies. Next on the bench is a little something for Dreadtober – not that I’m taking part per se, but it’s a good excuse to tackle a project I have been mulling over for quite a while. Here’s a sneaky peak – see if you can guess where this is going:
And no, it ain’t a Sentinel – nothing that obvious my friends ;-)
These are some of my favourite masterpieces of yours mate. I love that blue chipped and weathered look you’ve created for them. They ooze character. The whole tic-toc man thing just hits the right spot for me. Id like to see you make more in a similar fashion. They remind me of a song called “coin operated boy” look it up. I’m looking forward to see your non-entry for dreadtober too brother.
Cheers dude, glad you likey :-) I don’t know about making more – at least in the short term… they are pretty time intensive to do, and my lead-pile is effing ridiculous! One day maybe ;-)
Very, very cool.
Cheers mate :-)
You never disappoint, mate. The ambiance and feel of the models is just great. They feel ancient and terrifying. The modelling and painting complement each other in a great manner. Well done.
I hope you’re building a Throne of Judgement.
Thanks dude, ‘ancient and terrifying’ is absolutely the aim here :-)
Oh, and no, sorry, it isn’t a Throne of Judgement! ;-)
Sweet, and multi purpose is the way to go :)
Damn I’ve forgotten about Dreadtober. Maybe I should do something about that ;)
Cheers dude, and yeah, maybe you should! I can’t even begin to imagine how awesome a Dread would be to go with the stuff you’re doing at the moment…
Well I do have that one crazy idea for a unicorn 😅
LOL – yeah!!! Unicorns in SPAAAAAACE!! That needs to be a thing dude :-)
Well it might just be a Dreadtober thing then 😂
They rock and as you say, having them fit for so many purposes is even greater !
Managing to make those heads work is also quite an achievement in itself !
Thanks JB – I do love a multi-purpose mini :-) I really do like the soullessness of the face masks, so they were pretty much a must for me. I would like them even more if they were hollow… I did consider doing one with a smashed head, cogs and stuff on show, but time pressures won out :-/
Excellent work! Really like these. Good use of bits and a nice weathered paint job. Thumbs up! :)
Thanks mate, much appreciated :-)
Absolute quality mate! I love the whole concept of these guys, and the fact that they’re so versatile is just a massive bonus. The heavy damage on that one fella is particularly well done. Can’t wait to blast these guys with magic/bolters/daemonic excretions!
Cheers dude, same here – they should do the trick nicely for Dark Alchemy! I’m really chuffed with the damaged one – no doubt he’s just been on the wrong end of an Elemental Ball or two ;-)
F&%$!! These look impressive!! :O
Cheers Suber :-)
Very nice and an interesting use of the Stormcasts.
Thanks mate, always nice to find an interesting alternative use for minis :-)
Splendid! They really work very nicely indeed, and I’m not keen on the base models. What you’ve done is very clever – you’ve added real texture and logic where the was nothing but bland smooth nonsense before.
Why, thank you sir! It’s fun to subvert things sometimes, don’t you think? ;-) Glad you like ’em Jon!
A very nice group indeed. Good work and looking forward to seeing what the sentinel legs will become….
Cheers Warbs, almost ready to show’n’tell ;-)
Nailed it once again mate – the weathering is spot on. This may sound strange but with these soulless abominations you’ve really brought a lot of life to some pretty dull base models.
Makes me think how much more interesting the official stormcasts would have been if they had borrowed from some of the themes you’ve used. I’m picture the Sigmar’s construct army – each one possessed by the spirit of a fallen hero. Rather than transferring Space Marines to fantasy they’d be carrying over dreadnaughts and wrathguard instead.
I’m rather curious about what those legs might belong to – I’ll await the big reveal with baited breath!
Cheers dude – thanks for the kind words :-) I think you’re right, the Stormcast Eternals as ‘blokes in shiny armour’ are just a bit bland really – they’re ok minis, but kind of dull… characterless. (I feel largely the same about stock Marines btw!)
I think that’s why I like the tick-tock men so much myself – they take that lifelessness and make it a positive feature… deep man!
I have the group shot as my screen saver on my home PC hehe.
I’m flattered! :-)