Imperial Guard Apocalypse Army – 4500+ Points

20 Mar

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I have recently been working on expanding my Imperial Guard army list using a range of unpainted miniatures out of my bits box. I’ve fleshed out my 2000pt army to over 4500pts and have included a range of cool old miniatures that I acquired 8 years ago or so from a bloke I went to Uni with. He was relocating to Sydney and when he found out I played Games Workshop he dropped off a huge armload of his old miniatures. These miniatures ranged from original Rouge Trader multi part Space Marines to the Adeptus Titanicus board game.

I love these miniatures which date from the dawn of 40k and help give my army a real unique flavour, whilst also helping me boost it up to a sizable Apocalypse force.  With these additions I can now field over 200 men, spread out between the following.

4 platoons

2 Storm Trooper Squads

Ogryns

Snipers

Rough Riders

16 Sentinels

Demolisher

Chimera

Veteran Squad

I am turning these original Space Marines into a Platoon of Imperial Guard Veteran’s equipped as grenadiers. They will be armed to the teeth with heavy flamers, flamers and meltaguns.

Adeptus Titanicus Sentinels

This collection of Adeptus Titanicus miniatures will be converted into a full company of Scout Sentinals, They will be split up into 5 or so squads with different weapons in each squad, hopefully giving me a wide range of tactical options and a company of 16 sentinels!

The Army is also going to include a few miniatures from the old Space Hulk board game, some early Ogryn models, some Necromunda gangers and more.  Check out the gallery below to see out the full army broken down into squads and stay tuned for more updates as I work at converting, painting and playing with this new expanded army.

Cocoa Jackson Presents ‘…THERE’S MORE!’

18 Mar

23/03/12, Friday Night is film night at Cocoa Jackson Studios presents ‘…There’s More!’ a four day show case of Melbourne street art and street culture.

Cutouts and Writers Bench, two street art doco’s that i have worked on are being screened at this Street Art Festival at the Cocoa Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne.

Also features the world premiere of ‘Children of the Iron Snake’ by A. McBeth, Tropfest entry ‘Me-We’ with E.L.K and Father Bob McGuire, a claymation street adventure ‘Kaos in King Street’ by LC Beats, plus a swag of short films exploring the Australian street art and graffiti culture.

Presented by Joske Films, in conjunction with Invurt Magazine, Resolution X, Online Clubber, Big Air, MP Fikaris, SEARious Jones, Jacqueline_Gwynne.com and the good folk at Cocoa Jackson Studios.

Tickets are strictly limited. Get in early and secure your spot! Find more information here

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Trial Warhammer 40k Battle report

28 Feb

I’ve dug deep into the recesses of my data storage and pulled out this test video I made in 2003 for a special effects project I was working on at RMIT.

This is the same city that I have only recently started to finish painting, mainly due to living in a whole bunch of share houses where it just wasn’t possible to spread it out to paint, let alone film. The idea behind the video was that of a interactive, historical account of a battle between the Imperial Guard and the Dark Elder. The effect of selecting and zooming in various parts of the screen was influenced by the scene in Bladerunner where Deckard is reviewing the photos left by the replicants.

The thought struck me as I was prepping this to upload, this is most likely the last footage I shot in 4:3 before finally having decent access to gear that had the option of shooting in 16:9

Once I have finished painting the City and experimented further with the style and practicalities of filming in miniature I plan on revisiting the idea of producing a battle report in a similar, although more complete way.

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Rock City Network the early years

24 Feb

This is a series of videos I produced for Ben Pitcher early on as he began to set up what was first “Melbourne Rock City” and has now grown into “The Rock City Network”

Cut Outs – Melbourne Street Art Doco 2003

24 Feb

Charting the rise of the stencil art movement in Melbourne, Cut Outs is a gritty, urban tale of community and social commentary. Having played at ACMI, St Kilda film and MUFF festivals and on broadcast, Director Cassandra Bakic brings the movement to life in a slick and stylised film.

This a doco that i worked on with Cassandra bakic, Adam Potrakis, Lara Luz & Debra Patterson. The subject is the growing Melbourne STENCIAL ARTS movement as of 2003.
In December 2003 ‘Cut Outs’ won The Best Film at the RMIT University Screen awards and was nominated in following categories: Best Cinematography, Best Soundtrack, Best Post production.
In July 2004 “Cut Outs” won Best Tertiary Documentary at ATOM Awards. ATOM stands for Australian Teachers of Media and it is annual festival, which highlights the best works in film and television Australia wide. The film was also included in the St Kilda Film Festival and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) in 2004.

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Directed and edited by Cassandra Bakic, this was an incredible project to work camera on. We explored the back alleys of Melbourne, finding hidden gems tucked away behind bins out the back of Chinese restaurants or half way up a wall. The intro of this film still blows me away and after the recent attempts to save the Banksy art failed, it is a glimpse back into Melbourne’s street art history. In addition to doing most of the camera work i also have a few cameos, firstly as the graffer at the end of the intro and then as the face of Prism as he was unable to make it for the shoot.

Cut outs is being screened as part of the “There’s More” film festival on the 23/3/12 at the Cocoa Studios in Brunswick. This enabled me to fix up the colour grading (or lack of) in the original version and upload a higher res version.