*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
June 19, 2021, 02:20:47 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
  • Total Members: 9161
  • Latest: dmebust
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1508291
  • Total Topics: 105152
  • Online Today: 929
  • Online Ever: 1675
  • (December 28, 2020, 04:48:59 PM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: Old Skool Space Sharks/Carcharadons Astra: 3 more converted (10/06)  (Read 5321 times)

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Chaplain completed! (30/03)
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2021, 10:53:37 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions.
 :)

For a Rhino I already have one of these...




...and one of these to form the basis of a Predator....



...to work with, along with an old classic Rhino that has seen better days, which may get repaired or just chopped up and parts used on the above.
 ;)


Offline Elk101

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Galactic Brain
  • *
  • Posts: 9368
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Chaplain completed! (30/03)
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2021, 09:06:19 PM »
That's an old GI Joe/ Action Force AFV! I had one of those that I converted into a grav tank based on a White Dwarf article. Very cool.

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Chaplain completed! (30/03)
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2021, 09:48:31 PM »
That's an old GI Joe/ Action Force AFV! I had one of those that I converted into a grav tank based on a White Dwarf article. Very cool.

This may be the one....



 ;)

Offline Elk101

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Galactic Brain
  • *
  • Posts: 9368
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Chaplain completed! (30/03)
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2021, 10:44:40 PM »
That's it! No idea what happened to it.

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #34 on: April 19, 2021, 06:22:28 PM »
The next six figures have been coloured-in and based. including some of the 'rescued' Marines from earlier...



..and in a jungle setting.....



The other six have been finished and will be based later this evening.
 :)

Offline Romark

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • *
  • Posts: 3741
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2021, 06:42:08 PM »
Nice job,I like the power weapon effects best 8)


Offline Elk101

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Galactic Brain
  • *
  • Posts: 9368
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2021, 08:07:52 PM »
They look great. Nice to see such old school quality!

Offline Sven Ironhand

  • Assistant
  • Posts: 36
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2021, 09:36:14 PM »
While I certainly prefer the Tā moko look of newer Space Sharks, these are cool, too!
The sword is sharp, the spear is long! The arrow swift, the gate is strong! The heart is bold that looks on gold, the Dwarfs no more shall suffer wrong!

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #38 on: April 20, 2021, 08:08:31 AM »
Thanks, chaps.
 :)

Nice job,I like the power weapon effects best 8)

Cheers, mate.
I have tried to put an 'effect' on all of the power and plasma weapons to indor to break the otherwise monochrome effect of the group as a whole.


They look great. Nice to see such old school quality!

Cheers, mate.
I love the old skool Marines, so most of the force will be made up of earlier figures.


While I certainly prefer the Tā moko look of newer Space Sharks, these are cool, too!

Cheers!
Whilst I appreciate that these will not suit all tastes I am trying to find a blend between my very first Marine force (from 1987!) whilst incorporating the new colour scheme and fluff from the novels rather than going for the more modern take on the Sharks.
 ;)


Offline Blackwolf

  • Potato Cup 3 winner
  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Galactic Brain
  • *
  • Posts: 5369
Re: Old Skool Carcharadons Astra/Space Sharks: Next 6 completed! (19/04)
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2021, 08:13:05 AM »
Great work Paul,loving watch as they progress  :)
May the Wolf  Walk With You
http://greywolf1066.blogspot.com.au/

Painting Clubs Joined: APC,MPC, PPC,PAPC,LPC.

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Great work Paul,loving watch as they progress  :)

Cheers, mate.
Gotta love the Sharks.
 :D


The other six have been finished and will be based later this evening.
 :)

And here they are, that is all of the converted/rescued figures from the last batch now done.








These twelve figures will form the base of two Assault Squads that will be added to as and when I acquire and finish the figures.
I am currently aiming for an average of eight to a Squad to reflect the under-strength nature of the Company portrayed in the novels, so each of the above Squads still require a couple of additions.


Offline JollyBob

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4204
  • I've only had a few ales...
Belter.  8)

I'm really surprised how well the new weapons and helmets fit on the old figures, I had assumed they would be oversized.

Offline hubbabubba

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1068
looking goooooood

Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Belter.  8)

I'm really surprised how well the new weapons and helmets fit on the old figures, I had assumed they would be oversized.

Thanks!
I was pleasantly surprised too and will be making ore use of them in future, especially the earlier MK's of helmet as I look the look and think it fits well with the non-standard supply methods described in their background.
 :)

looking goooooood

Cheers!
I am happy with how they are coming along.
 :)


Offline Mason

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 20696
  • Eternal Butterfly!
    • Blind Beggar Miniatures
Here are the Apothecary and Librarian (low level as I intend to convert a higher ranking one as his mentor).















I am not really happy with these pictures, as the colours make them a sod to get decent shots of, and was going to redo them but have decided that I really cannot be bothered to do that at the moment, maybe later, so these will have to do...


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
27 Replies
4982 Views
Last post August 20, 2013, 01:48:40 AM
by Doomsdave
9 Replies
1651 Views
Last post June 06, 2014, 07:30:48 PM
by matthais-mouse
67 Replies
8414 Views
Last post July 27, 2014, 01:37:16 AM
by Mr. Peabody
14 Replies
3129 Views
Last post November 01, 2014, 05:19:58 PM
by Mo!
109 Replies
15140 Views
Last post May 18, 2018, 02:57:59 AM
by tim in saskatoon