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Insomniac19 Nov 2017 12:22 p.m. PST

To cut a long story short… I quite liked the idea of rock-dwarfs in space so I decided to put some together. I used some bits from various companies and based the troops around GW Kharadron Overlords with converted heads.

These three are the first of the troopers:

They represent (bottom row from left to right) a drone controller, leader and mech. After a little bit of negative feedback, the leader got a trim:

The idea is that each unit has the three troopers above in it and is accompanied by a range of drones; both ground and air based. The first drones are these:

I need to re-base them to match the Demiurg but they are painted and in storage somewhere so I will have to dig them out, at some point, to do it. I also need to tidy up the base of the drone controller that is posted below (the first one of the Demiurg that I have painted):

The next one to be painted will be the mech.

nudspinespittle Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 1:47 p.m. PST

Very cool!

emckinney19 Nov 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

Nice work there. Overall, this is working quite well. My only comment is that the drones don't have quite the same aesthetic.

What line are those drones from, anyhow?

kalgaloth19 Nov 2017 9:02 p.m. PST

They are from Beyond the Gates of Antares and are called Ghar Assault Squad.

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Lion in the Stars20 Nov 2017 3:58 a.m. PST

Anvil Industries for the weapons?

Insomniac20 Nov 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

Thank you :)

To answer some questions:

Yep, Ghar Battlesuits from BtGoA, and the weapons and servo harness are from Anvil Industry.

The Aesthetic doesn't really matter for the drones… these guys are traders and use what they trade… so expect a mix of aesthetics… especially when I start adding aerial drones.

There is also going to be a large 'land crawler' at some point…

I have just started base-coating the mech so he should be ready soon.

Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Nov 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Those look great. What are you going to use for their stats and so forth?

Legion 420 Nov 2017 7:06 a.m. PST

thumbs up x 10 & a gold star !

Insomniac20 Nov 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

I don't game… so I haven't thought of stats or organisation for them… I'm just building a characterful little army :)

Insomniac21 Nov 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

Next up:

That's the controller and the mech done now… next up is the leader (which is already started :) ).

Insomniac24 Nov 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

So… in a moment of drug induced (prescribed painkillers) euphoria, I went online and did some shopping and for some reason, I bought a radio controlled truck. It was cheap (luckily) but it is large and has six wheels.

I have no idea why I decided to buy the thing but, in hind-sight, it probably wasn't such a bad idea. I can turn it into a Demiurg super-heavy transport :) .

The truck is the one on the left and the image on the right is of the shape I quite like… but obviously, the vehicle will be MUCH larger :) . I reckon I can turn it into something quite interesting… with the added bonus that it will be able to move around under its own steam :

Legion 424 Nov 2017 7:57 a.m. PST

WOWZA !!!!!!!!!

Insomniac10 Dec 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

I have now finished the third Demiurg (the leader):

I have also started work on the army commander:

Insomniac11 Dec 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

I did a bit of rooting about in storage boxes and have located the drones that I have assembled. 3 just need the bases doing and the other 3 need a lot more work. I have also started the three Demiurg troops for the next unit:

I thought I may as well get on with the next 3 Demiurg, seeing as I am sculpting heads for the commander and his driver already… may as well do them all.

Insomniac18 Dec 2017 1:12 a.m. PST

The first three drones are now re-based and have joined their Demiurg owners:

I think that each of the drone squads will have six of these large drones in them, with a few aerial drones for spotting and shielding. I haven't decided on which aerial drones I will go for yet… so I will tick along with the big drones and Demiurg for now.

Legion 422 Dec 2017 2:59 p.m. PST

thumbs up

Cacique Caribe26 Dec 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

It's been a long time since I read up on the beliefs of the Gnostics … but wasn't the Demiurge a non-corporeal being?

Dan

Insomniac27 Dec 2017 1:09 a.m. PST

demiurge – noun

a being responsible for the creation of the universe, in particular:

(in Platonic philosophy) the Maker or Creator of the world.

(in Gnosticism and other theological systems) a heavenly being, subordinate to the Supreme Being, that is considered to be the controller of the material world and antagonistic to all that is purely spiritual.

But absolutely nothing to do with Demiurg which are space faring Dwarfs who have a rock-like look to their skin.

Insomniac03 Feb 2018 7:23 a.m. PST

I have been trying to get the project moving by removing the need to sculpt every head. As a result, I decided to try using an old style, Mantic Steel Warrior head (now called militia) and this is what I ended up with:

He is a standard mechanic/engineer and has the usual Anvil Industry weapons and pack. I think the large size of the helmet works very well and I am going to continue with a few more of these :) .

Insomniac01 Sep 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

It's been a while but I have found some new motivation to continue with this little project :) .

With that in mind, I will bring things up to date with the three more Demiurg:

As with the others, there is a Mechanic/Engineer, a Leader and a Controller (in that order).

These ones are for the Air Guild. The previous ones were part of the Earth Guild.

The Air Guilders run space and air operations, the Earth Guilders run all ground operations and the Subterranean Guild run underground and sea operations. I will be adding more information very soon :) .

Lion in the Stars01 Sep 2018 12:52 p.m. PST

Yeah, those new helmets really work! Will have to show this to a roommate, he's doing Primaris Squats.

Insomniac09 Sep 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

I think they suit the Kharadron bodies very well.

The Demiurg Air Guilders are finished:

There are more images of these, plus WIP pix of the drones I plan to use… and also a major upheaval that will have quite an impact on my hobby time… in this blog post :) :

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Insomniac23 Sep 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

The first bit of sculpting for ages. This is a Demiurg Air Guilder with a partial face mask.

I haven't got his two buddies yet (EBay seller hasn't sent what I paid for… dispute ongoing) so I'll get this one painted and see what happens. I have two Mantic helmets ready for the other two (when I get them) so they will have not 'skin' showing. Hopefully the weather will suit a bit of priming action tomorrow… then I can get straight on it :) .

Insomniac25 Sep 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

I managed to find a pair of Arkanauts to go with the leader… so I now have a fully painted leader, a fully converted mechanic and a partially converted drone controller:

All that is needed (before priming), is a little bit of work on the face of the drone controller (to make him look a bit different to the mechanic) and a small tidy up on the back of his spear hand (to attach the cord properly)… then it'll be back to the drones :) .

Insomniac30 Sep 2018 9:03 a.m. PST

Not very much has been happening recently… but I have managed to finish an Air Guild, Leader:

… and an Air Guild, Mechanic:

The drone controller is still 'sculpting in progress' so he'll turn up at some point… then it will be all hands to drone painting :) .

Insomniac04 Oct 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

The last of the Demiurg Air Guild is finished :) :

I still have the drones to finish but I am getting fed up with not knowing the paint-scheme of my existing Earth Guilders… so it looks like I am going to be fishing those out and painting lots of colours on to paper to try and work out what colours I used. That way, once I know, the drones will all look as uniform as the Air Guilders do. I will say that the Air Guild Demiurg, are painted in a different shade of green to the drones… but that isn't a problem as long as they are all painted the same way :) .

I may even assemble the first full unit of Earth Drones… 10 walkers with a mix of assault/battle/bomber/shield configurations… if I can summon the enthusiasm :) .

Insomniac07 Oct 2018 2:02 a.m. PST

So… the Earth Guild Drones have been dug out, where necessary assembled and then some paint has been slapped on:

They are obviously WIP and the different stages and thoughts on the project are sort of explained, over at this blog post:

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