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SparksMurphey

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  1. Over Easter, I'm trying to get some paint on the wonderful new Bones CAVs I've got. I'm starting with the Cataphract, Silverback and Imperator, three of the new designs introduced in the Kickstarter. The Cataphract and Silverback will be a brown-and-grey camo scheme to go with my existing Ritterlich minis, while I'm going for a garish yellow pattern for the Imperator, since Rach are known for being preening peacocks favouring overt colour schemes. First off, undercoats. The Imperator gets a Muddy Brown base, the other two an Oiled Leather base. Once that's dried, Muddy Brown and Stone Grey are sponged onto the Cataphract and Silverback... ...while the Imperator gets two coats of Sun Yellow. And after the yellow is dried, Peacock Green is added as highlight lines, with Lava Orange in flame patterns. Now moving on to the finer details!
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    CAV:SO Cataphract, Silverback, and Imperator

    Finished most of the work on the minis themselves. They still need a little touch-up and basing, but here they are out in the sun with a DSLR rather than my phone camera. Cataphract Silverback Imperator
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Hefting his longsword, Nivin mutters, "Mebbe we'll ge' lucky, 'n' t' just wan' us t' avenge t' deaths..."
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    [DnD 5E] Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    See? This is what happens when you roll a natural 20 for initiative. You end up going so far ahead of everyone else, even the other players are left behind! :P Nivin's initiative: 9+1 = 10
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    "A ruined kitchen," Nivin observes, idly inspecting a cask, "Mebbe a nightmare f' Grinly, but not f' t' miners."
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin gets to his feet, shrugging. "Left seems good 's any."
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    Updated CAV:SO Construction Program Information

    From pages 102/105 of CAV:SO: CAV Small = 3-4 DT (around 25 tons) Medium = 5-6 DT (around 50 tons) Large = 7-8 DT (around 75 tons) Extra-Large = 9-10 DT (around 100 tons) Super = 11-12 DT (around 125 tons) Aircraft Ultra-Light = 2 DT (around 5 tons) Light = 3 DT (around 10 tons) Medium = 4 DT (around 15 tons) Heavy = 5 DT (around 30 tons) Ultra-Heavy = 6 DT (around 50 tons) Combat Vehicles Light = 1-2 DT (around 5 tons) Medium = 3-4 DT (around 20 tons) Heavy = 5-6 DT (around 40 tons) Extra-Heavy = 7-8 DT (around 60 tons)
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    Lets see some custom CAV's for fun!

    I'd be interested to see how you modded the minigun on. I played around with a few configurations myself, but couldn't come up with anything that leapt out at me. Edit: And the counter-battery is a great idea!
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    Lets see some custom CAV's for fun!

    Terran Market Designation: Silverfish Manufacturer: Roy'ale Manufacturing Industry (RMI) Type: Combat Assault Vehicle Mission: Battlefield Electronic Warfare Systems Management Chassis Number Series: ZE0001 to ZE3272 Production Start: 2259; 3,072 produced to date Crew: 2 Weight: 45 tons Height: 18 feet Armour: Buckler 1s Breeder: PP-58 ECM System: Magician System 24 Power Cell: Evadde System I Repair System: Pass Plus IIb Target System: HUD Lock IIx 2x LAK 3 Laser Bolt Guns ECCM Pod With the Challenger and Bishop both scheduled for debut in 2258, RMI also began development of an advanced spotting unit. Both other CAVs were planned to feature the Martin 22 indirect fire missile system (although engineers on the Bishop later abandoned that system for the Martin 50). The Silverfish would then provide the eyes to find targets and coordinate fire for those missile systems. Production Notes: As it would commonly be deployed immediately alongside the Bishop, the Silverfish was configured to carry many of the same onboard systems to ease logistics requirements. The PP-58 breeder is identical, the Silverfish's smaller frame and lighter payload transforms that same power into a considerably faster speed. The Silverfish also shares the Bishop's HUD Lock IIx target system, with the addition of a squad uplink antenna racked on the upper right torso. In this way, the Silverfish would be able to designate targets for bombardment. Alteration of the Bishop's design in 2257 to decrease its missile firepower in favour of the Rook XrGGC magnetic rotary cannon and inclusion of an in-built chain lock pod rendered the Silverfish's role more redundant. Taking a cue from Koda Works' recently released Kahn design, engineers repurposed the CAV for an electronic warfare role. The existing indirect fire coordination system and chain lock pod were removed and their space dedicated to enhancing the Magician System 24 EW suite with an aftermarket Umbrella 9 ECCM system, which became standard on all production models of the Silverfish. Though lacking the potency of the Kahn's purpose designed Yonga 36, the Umbrella 9 nonetheless serves the Silverfish well. Alongside the ECCM suite, engineers installed an advanced CHAMELEON adaptive camouflage system, further enhancing the Silverfish's ability to perform reconnaissance undetected. The new electronic systems drew heavily on the Evadde System I power cell, which had been judged adequate for the Silverfish's previous role. Testing during 2258 found that even the relatively modest PAK 3 particle bolt gun developed for the Silverfish had the ability to drain the capacity of the power cell while all EW systems were active. Again turning to the Kahn (which in turn drew from prior designs such as the Talon, Panther, and Spartan), the PAK 3s were replaced with paired low-yield laser bolt guns. This delayed the Silverfish by a further year as RMI developed the LAK 3 laser bolt gun.
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    "G'won, y' clear off too," Nivin shouts, swishing his longsword at the remaining creature, through even thinner air than the creature itself.
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    [DnD 5E] Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin glances around the forum at the sudden booming voice out of nowhere. "Unless y're intention'ly sund'rin' t' fourth wall, I think y' meant Thromdor, not Baphomet," he shouts back.
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    Ringtones / Notification Sounds. What's yours?

    I use the Adventure Line music from the game The Stanley Parable as my ringtone. My notifications are all various button pushes or portal noises from Portal 2.
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Grasping his longsword in both hands, Nivin hacks at the shadow thing attacking his fellow (yet otherwise dissimilar) halfling.
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    [DnD 5E] Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Wait, did they attack Nivin or Grinly?
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    "Now y' done it," Nivin mutters, readying his longsword in both hands.
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin tugs at one of the cloaks, testing its strength. "Grinly, y' never gonna be rich, y' spend 't'all on women."
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin raises an eyebrow at Thromdor. "Well? Us wee ones go' t' last one. Your turn."
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    Big Darn Heroes

    No worries, I can understand that. Thanks for letting me be part of your awesome!
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    "C'mon, Throm, I'm sure Ol' Man Bones down there ain't gonna bite ya now," Nivin calls back across the gap. Turning back to Grinly, he adds more quietly, "Good spottin', Grin. We'll af t' un'erfeed ya more offen."
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Still busy fumbling at the glowing coin, Nivin is taken a little unawares. At the far end of his flight, he lands poorly, rolling sideways a few times. Getting up, he dusts himself off, picks up the coin and peers around looking for any mechanisms that might disarm the suspected trap. "Thromdor, tha' better no' 've been jus' an excuse t' throw me."
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin sighs. "Alrigh', I'll do it."
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Nivin steps through behind him, kneeling next to the drag marks and examining them. "Looks like somethin' went north," he mutters softly.
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    Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    "Di'n't we 'ave our own hole inna mountain t' 'vestigate?" Nivin grumbles, lagging behind Grinly but following nonetheless.
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    [DnD 5E] Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Yup. :D
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    [DnD 5E] Talos: City of Intrigue and Adventure!

    Could have been worse. Could have been a creeper.
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