Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

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Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

Postby Inso » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:37 pm

So... as is usually the case, I have been distracted and have started something else. Over the past few months I have been collecting together plastic Squat miniatures... and have a truck-load now so I have started putting them together. I am sculpting the arms myself (to try and get better poses) and will have berets for all the Squats that don't have helmets. I expect I will add mobile gun platforms to this army... but it's early days and I may yet get distracted again.

Anyway, here is what I have so far:

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You will notice that I have coated some of the 'wire arms' with a first layer of green stuff ready for the proper sculpting to go on top. They are obviously still WIP but this pic shows what the guns look like and how I am arming my Sgts as well. The two sgts with berets will not be used for the helmeted platoons so they are being saved for a platoon that has berets instead. Here's a pic of my Squat making mat:

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You'll notice the weapons for the troops, that are either getting lengthened (plasma pistols into plasma guns) or have been shortened (lasguns) plus a couple of Cadian flamers. There are no weapons for two of the troopers as they will be controlling the heavy weapon units.

I also have this finished character:

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I think this project is going to take a while :D ...

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Re: Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

Postby andrewbeasley » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:39 pm

Love the guy with the pit bull and shades - arm position looks ace and you can feel the tug and hear the growl from here!
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Re: Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

Postby Inso » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:25 pm

Here's the next update... I'm now up to 26 WIP squats with 2 actually finished:

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there is all sorts going on with these:

The helmet wearing troops are a single 25 Squat platoon (the 3 with berets will be in the next one)
The specialists have been given armoured arms because their weapons get hot
The command squad will have a lieutenant, medic, flamer and two close combat troopers
The lieutenant has a power weapon made from a flamer, sprue and a Mantic hammer
The Squats in 1 and 2 squad, with no weapons will have control of the heavy weapon platform

For more information, pop along to Inso's World for the update:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/0 ... -week.html
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Postby countersunk81 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:45 am

Looking superb. Love the command squad so far, brilliant :)
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Postby wait, what? » Tue Aug 26, 2014 3:43 pm

Looks fantastic and gives me some courage to havea crack at modding the ones I've been sitting on for years. Watching this with interest.
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Postby Inso » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:50 pm

Cheers :).

Fortunately, these are ones that were bought assembled that I have taken apart and paint stripped... so I don't have to worry too much about fucking them up :).

I have 56 that are new on sprue... so if I manage to ruin the ones I'm working on, I can sell off the new ones and probably still come out better off.

I am vaguely sticking to the Imperial Guard organisation... but seeing as I don't have the latest codex for them, It is going to be a gamble as to whether they are OK... but seeing as I don't game, it really doesn't matter :) (especially seeing as they are getting hovercraft based transports and bikes).
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Postby wait, what? » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:03 pm

Well as always with GW: fuck'em. And I learned about 3 versions ago trying to maintain a codex army is an exercise in futility.

OTOH I have a longstanding dream to walk into a GW games night with a squat army to a guard codex just to watch the dilemma play out on the managers face.
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Re: Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

Postby Inso » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:52 am

wait, what? wrote:OTOH I have a longstanding dream to walk into a GW games night with a squat army to a guard codex just to watch the dilemma play out on the managers face.


You aren't alone with that one... :lol:

They can't complain as long as the Squats are on taller bases, they use GW components, are WYSIWYG and are original GW miniatures.
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Re: Squats... not in the gym but IN SPACE!

Postby Inso » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:36 pm

I'll leave this here...

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A bit of explanation and other news, can be found here:

http://insosworld.blogspot.co.uk/2014/0 ... -week.html
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Postby Duff » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:54 pm

Love 'em to bits.
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