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PostSubject: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Sun Jul 06 2014, 19:14

The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2

Read the requirements again, a small update!


Ok, time to start the second round of this year's challenge! The second round will feature four models. Rules for the comp can be found here:

READ ME!

Also please read the rest of this post carefully.

To enter, simply post your user ID, forum name and one WIP picture! Any comments, questions or words of encouragement, post them here! I will try and answer and read them everyday. Contestants, PM me or ask for a thread here and I'll provide one for you, in the same manner as in the Archon's Challenge.

After going through the feedback, what I've learned from the previous round and a lot of thinking we are finally up and going again!

This is the last round of this years Haemonculi's Challenge. The winner of this round will win a prize. This years prize will be a set of gorgeous vehicle crater made by our generous Gobsmakked:






They will be supplied unpainted.

This time around I'd like to see more WIP and comments about your work. I will provide every contestant with his/her own thread. This will help us pick our winner from the top 3 contestants with the most votes. So feel free to post about your work, techniques, ideas, bitz and stuff.

So, here is the challenge!

Xenala Sapax
Wargear: One Ridiculous Ride
Special Rules: Independent Character, Fleet, NV, PfP, Dodge(4+), Skilled Rider
Background: The Blinding Ride kabal is on everyone's lips today. This small and relatively unknown kabal recently attracted attention in the Dark City. Their Archon, Xenala Sapax is a master in crafting jetbikes and similar rides. Xenala have been crafting and providing specialized and custom rides to many other Archons and leader for decades. Only recently have he/she amassed enough funds, power and reputation to create his/her own kabal. The kabal was specialized in fighting on bikes, skyboards, certain mounts and to some extent chariots like Venoms. One requirement to join the kabal was being capable in the arts of crafting jetbikes. While seldom raiding outside Commorragh, the kabal focus on racing and crafting their rides instead. In Low Commorragh, this means they get all the business concerning fast and customized rides, which have resulted increased power. This increase of power, both politically and in wealth have started to draw attention from fellow competitors and enemies.

But it is their Archon's latest design that have put their name on everyone's lips...

Requirements:
- 4 models in total!
- 1 Xenala Sapax*
- 3 escorts on jetbikes! *
- Xenala must have his/her own unique Ridiculous Ride.**

*: They do not have to be reavers or wyches. They can wear any armour, not strictly wychsuits.  So go crazy for this one! Example: Incubi on jetbike!
Xenala must stand out though, since he/she is an Archon.

**: As long as it is some sort of ride, anything goes! But remember, it has to give the feel of being ridiculous or exaggerating in any possible way! The escorts can use anything as a ride, but Xenala's must stand out. ALSO! Xenala don't need to be mounted! You can have Xenala on her own seperate base, dismounted.
After some feedback and quick realization, I'm allowing Xenala to be a seperate model from the ride. I want to clarify on one thing: The ride can be anything. If you think a reaver chained to a chariot is a nice ride, then go for it (I got this from last santa raid, inspiration to this comp ^^). If you think a hovering house with balloons is suitable and ridiculous, go for it.

My example:
Xenala on chariot pulled by a reaver. Xenala is on her own base but she can be fitted on the chariot. When fielding this in real games, the chariot and reaver is my Venom Razz
3 reaver escorts on normal DE jetbikes


Hopefully this challenge will make you think twice before starting. You have to impress your fellow citizens but in the same time fulfill the requirements. Planning and ordering your bitz will take time!
This round will end in about 8 weeks. Dead-line is:

New deadline: 14th September new deadline!!

So get started and have fun!


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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Sun Jul 06 2014, 19:19

Wow, this one's going to be a challenge. I don't even know if I have that many spare pieces! I'll certainly be taking part, though. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Sun Jul 06 2014, 20:21

Hmm, I'm going to have to agree with you Cavash.... definitely a project and a half, but a very nice prize, might have to see what I can dig up and or what I end up buying in the near future, and probably will have to hold off committing to taking part as yet.

Though re the rules is it legitimate to take my old style completed reavers and hack them up / use them as the base of my conversions?
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Jul 07 2014, 00:00

@PartidgeKing, yes it is allowed.

Good idea, using old model and bitz lying around.

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Jul 07 2014, 13:39

Heh. Nice.

I'm in. Will get some dieas in and post a WIP soon.
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Tue Jul 08 2014, 02:17

Hells yes... time to start kracken. Sooooo just Stand out right? And can ride anything as long as its jetbike ish?

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Tue Jul 08 2014, 02:35

I don't particularly want a jetbike lord per-se (because unless a new codex makes me happy, it would just join my other Haems and Archon on bikes, collecting dust on a shelf). Would it be legit for me to make a custom Venom or something with some Reaver escorts? Or is that too much of a style change from 'big jetbike'?

I am a troublemaker - I'm big on fielding stuff I convert Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Tue Jul 08 2014, 09:57

Good point Thor, I've updated the comp a little now. I agree that perhaps converting a HQ on bike when our dex don't have such thing, people might feel less motivated converting one. So I've upped the specs to include Venoms. But you could have fielded the Xenala as a reaver arena champion Wink

Tips for people due to the small change, magnetizing Xenala and the ride would be real cool!
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Tue Jul 08 2014, 15:01

I am totally in as long as my work schedule doesn't kill me Wink

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Wed Jul 09 2014, 19:21

Bah! I have been looking forward to a conversion comp involving some kind of reaver queen for quite a while, but I am going on extended vacation early August and simply won't have the time, or funds, to do this justice.

Sigh, now I will just have to wait for the design-your-own-Raven-fighter-replacement comp  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Wed Jul 09 2014, 22:29

......I was under the impression she just had to have 'One Ridiculous Ride' which must be a ride of some kind and be exaggerated, not that she had to have a jet bike.... I was looking at making a Raven thing or a venom or something something....assuming I finish my Grotesques...
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Wed Jul 09 2014, 22:58

I'm thinking Raider, myself - I like Raiders.

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 10 2014, 01:04

Guys guys she is obviously on a voidraven. .

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 10 2014, 04:43

Except that she's riding in a Tantalus sized chariot being drawn by two Voidravens, right?

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 10 2014, 08:47

ALternatively, for simplicity, a Hellion Skyboard, at which point she can stand in as the Baron......

That's my plan anyway.......
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 10 2014, 17:13

Already intrigued...

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Fri Jul 11 2014, 13:52

@Gobsmakked wrote:
Bah!  I have been looking forward to a conversion comp involving some kind of reaver queen for quite a while, but I am going on extended vacation early August and simply won't have the time, or funds, to do this justice.

Sigh, now I will just have to wait for the design-your-own-Raven-fighter-replacement comp  Very Happy

I've thought about the reaver queen but I'm not sure about if it's ok to use that one, since Shadows wrote it and etc... I think I've messaged him about it earlier but never got any replies.

So, people, not necessary to be riding a jetbike, but you can always do that as well. Skyboards are good too.

I'll be setting up some seperate thread for soon, squid definitely needs one!
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Jul 21 2014, 12:45

Next phase on my build is over on my thread. Anyone else got anything under way?
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Wed Jul 23 2014, 23:40

Anyone that wants/needs a thread, please pm me or post here with a WIP.

And yeah, how is it going people?
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 24 2014, 10:03

Mine is going good. Going to give pics once my computer stops acting up. Apparently I can not post pictures with my phone. But have a collection of wip just waiting to hit here.

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 24 2014, 11:07

I am having mild concerns that I might not get the three escorts done on time as well.......
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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:48

I haven't even started, maybe next week...

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Jul 28 2014, 18:46

Just had an idea, I personally don't have the bits to do it but it would be really cool to see.

what if you took the wings from the scourges and either used that for Xenala or for her 3 escorts on the bikes? I'm not sure if it would look cool or off balanced having wings on a jetbike. You could also use the scourge heads for her body guards or the now wing stripped scourges as true born. Best of luck! can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Aug 04 2014, 18:11

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PostSubject: Re: The Haemonculi's Challenge: Round 2   Mon Aug 04 2014, 18:48

Apologies I don't think I ever came out and said that I wasn't taking part this time around having mentioned thinking of something. Sadly I have too many other things on my plate at the moment, and my table is covered in half built Grotesques.... They're closer to being fully built than previously at least but yes. Sadly the Unkindness which is what I had planned if I was to take part will have to wait for another time.

Side note, make round 3 grotesques and I will provide between 3 and 6 different varieties depending on where you draw the line :p
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