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Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot






So now here's my work comming from fort bragg, everything posted prior to page 5 was from afghanistan. I've decided to say with GW names and go with a bit of personalized touch to my army's flavor. This is my 3rd marine army (Halo Knights, homebrew imperial fist 3rd founding and Space wolves of Grimblood's Great Company)

I'm trying to work my tactical squads to all have assault marine legs giving the army an advancing feel. The Vanguard squad is waiting on more wings.

Forgive the gakky camera work, I have no tripod and was working in an oddly lit tent and now a terribly lit barracks room.

Any questions about cutwork, random bitz or pieces, etc etc are welcome as well as critique on these guys.

Next pics I'll post will be probably of more tactical or assault marines, I'm almost done with veteran sergeants, though I may still finish up the 2nd Co honor guard.

Bonus points and semi no prize if you can figure out the naming convention I've followed with these guys.

NEW: The Base paint scheme was created by me, and done mostly by the rarely seen resident painter Gorfrag. The basecoats were developed by me done by him and all officers and NCOs were painted by me.

NOTICE: I am in need fellow dakkaites, the room I was going to rent upon getting out of the service has fallen through, I am now looking for a room for rent in the Fort Bragg/Fayetteville, NC area for between 200 and 400 dollars a month for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 6. If you know of anyone willing to help or who needs a roommate let me know.

NEW MATERIAL INCOMING! See page 5 for updates.
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1st company captain Mikha'el Ancillio

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2nd Co Cpt Nathanel Regiacto

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1st Co Apothicary Honor Guard Raphael Venitis

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1st Co Anchient Honor Guard Zadkiel Niculum

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1st Co Honor Guard Chaplain Uriel Ardey

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1st Co Honor Guard Librarian Ithuriel Igniles

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1st Co Honor Guard Veteran Sergeant Major Gabriel Ventadio

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1st Co 1st Squad Vanguard

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2nd Co Veteran Sergeants

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2nd Co Honor Guard Zerachiel Aciueo

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2nd Co Veteran Sergeant Hadrianel Uraedo

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2 Tactical Marines and a 2nd Co Veteran Sergeant

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1st Co 1st Squad Vanguard 2

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wicked stuff there. if you got all or most of that kit from blood angels, then f**k GW for cooling up BA and crappifying dark angels

   
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Acolyte of Goodwin






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lol, i used to be team DA, now I am team BA... things change lol. As soon as DA became bathrobe wearing psychological freakshows in 3rd ed and even more so in 4th, I was out.

You look like you have made truly thourough and excellent use of all the awesome bits in the SG and DC boxes, nice start!

   
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Chaumont, France

Great stuff right here!!!

I like the CSM helmets (with horns removed, naturally), the pose and general dynamics of the models...

The models look really awesome, and the veterans truly stand out as what they are : even fiercer angels of death than the "standard" SM are!!

My only concern, which can be quickly wiped out, are the mould lines which seem to appear from time to time... Nothing much to worry...

How did you get all these running SM legs?!?

Second question : do you plan on painting them in Afghanistan? I had a lot of problems when I was in Chad, for the paint was drying too fast to be used properly...

Anyway, I look forward to seeing them painted...
And good luck on your missions!

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The blood angels line is amazing when used for scratch builds like this. These look fantastic.

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ShumaGorath wrote:The blood angels line is amazing when used for scratch builds like this. These look fantastic.


Most definately. I was a bit unsure about these at first, but people are really building some awesome stuff with the bits
   
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Beautiful conversions! Can't wait to see what else you do.
   
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Yggdrasil wrote:Great stuff right here!!!

I like the CSM helmets (with horns removed, naturally), the pose and general dynamics of the models...

The models look really awesome, and the veterans truly stand out as what they are : even fiercer angels of death than the "standard" SM are!!

My only concern, which can be quickly wiped out, are the mould lines which seem to appear from time to time... Nothing much to worry...

How did you get all these running SM legs?!?

Second question : do you plan on painting them in Afghanistan? I had a lot of problems when I was in Chad, for the paint was drying too fast to be used properly...

Anyway, I look forward to seeing them painted...
And good luck on your missions!


Picked out the helmet from another librarian mini on the site, still figureing out how to do his psychic hood though.

Yeah mold lines are gone on some still there on others, easy fix. The assault marine legs are all courtesy of thewarstore.com and our good friend Neal Catapano.

And yes I do plan on painting here in afghanistan, paint pots drying out is an easy fix.

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Kent, U.K

All of those conversions look seriously badass, I cant wait till you get some paint on these fellas!

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Just a few more as they come up, still waiting on some forgeworld stuff so I can start work on a nice furioso dreadnaught.
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!st company 1st Squad Vanguard Sergeant Azrael Ureruo

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another view this time with a termporary jump pack

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1st Co Vanguard Veteran

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another 1st Co Vanguard Vet

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Here comes another one just like the other one, tactical style

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All your base and all that.


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GD double post, my freaking IP is a bunch of twits.

replaceing a double post with nice info. The axe for 1st captain Mikha'el was created useing a Sanguinary guard axe where I trimmed the bottom of the axe off and replaced and pinned it between the head and the gripping hand giving it a more action look rather than the choked up stand to look it had.

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Wow, major error triple post aparently.

More relavant info to make up for the crappy triple post. I find myself using quite a bit of DA bits right now there's atleast 2 of em in the pics and another one in the works as well as 3 swords from their sets that will eventually be made into vanguard weapons.

I also seem to already be contemplating a 2nd squad of vanguard marines this time with either power weapon and storm shield or lightning claw and storm shield. re rolls on wounding is nice but right handed power claws are rare and usually pretty ugly, also the image of one claw and shield is kinda awkward while sword/axe and shield is just plain intimidating and this squad would probably rarely see play and be more of my personal eddification of building a large portion of first company.

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Space Marine Scout with Sniper Rifle





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great log so far! I will attempt a similar combination of bits for my own BAs (FW stuff)

keep up the good work!

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Once again comming to you right outta Forward Operating Base Shank here's more desert and mountain born Blood angels, today of the 2nd company. Today we have some comparisons and some reworks due to injuries. I'm pretty interested in giving 1st Captain Mikha'el a new and more distinct axe, or possibly simplifying it, not sure which now.
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2nd Co Honor Guard Zerachiel Aciueo, with a new chest and helmet due to injuries sustained durring FOB IDF

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2nd Co Honor Guard Champion Ramiel Nitidio

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A better view of Brother Ramiel's shield

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2nd Co Honor Guard Sanuinary Priest Amiel Rudala

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A nice view of Father Amiel's right shoulder guard and axe.

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A closer look of 1st Captain Mikha'el's axe and the bit of cutting and trimming I had to do to get it.


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Wicked stuff man. I love what I'm seeing.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Inboud...

Looking exceptional! Really nice theme you've got running through the army- gothic angelic without being overblown.

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CadianXV wrote:Looking exceptional! Really nice theme you've got running through the army- gothic angelic without being overblown.
Well if you look at the older blood angels art they were much more demure and simplistic, on the cover of the blood angels omnibus sgt rafen has fairly simplistic armor with some filigree. When my paint comes in for these guys I'm going for their older paint scheme when they black shoulder trim and many had gold chest eagles. the covers of the Warhammer 40k compendium, Warhammer 40k 2nd edition, Epic 40k, deus encarmine, and the blood angel omnibus as well as artwork in WD 363 all show Blood angels with black trimmed shoulder pads. Also black tide, red fury, the blood angel omnibus and the same WD art show blood angels with gold chest eagles, I think this bit of color off sets the plain flat red and gives them a sense of depth.

I'm Also enjoying mixing codex parts in with Blood angel special pieces, spreads em further and lets me make a whole company out of about 6 boxes of death company, I'm up to 4 and still have a ton of shoulderpads, chainswords, bolters, etc but then again I'm not even done with a full squad, right now I have 6 vanguards, 2 full honor guards, 2 captains, 3 veteran tactical sergeants and 3 veteran assault sergeants as well as 5 tactical marines. I'm working as quick as I can but working 12-15 hours a day kinda saps ya. Had sapped while working with sappers.

Another Idea I picked up from reading chapter war recently is a devastator squad with 4 missile launchers having their 5 support marines turned into a demo team, working out sachels and melta bombs and grenades, y'know real sappers. Or perhaps doing this with one of my tactical squads.

Last thing is somethign that I'm gonna repost in the opening shot is that I'm in the market for a pair of Ad mech axes, metal, carved plastic or plasticard/gs sculpted either for sale or for care package to a soldier overseas, PM if you find yourself thinking about it.

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where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

You say you are doing this from Afghanistan, are you on a tour there or do you live there cos your sig says you are german...

They look nice tho, and the pics aren't that bad.

keep it up and lets see some paint...

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Imperial Monkey wrote:You say you are doing this from Afghanistan, are you on a tour there or do you live there cos your sig says you are german...

They look nice tho, and the pics aren't that bad.

keep it up and lets see some paint...

Imp. Monkey
Paint is on the way from GW with the primer (shipping overseas is rough) and the war store. Pics are getting better along with my skill with the camera.

I'm on deployment in RC east our net is routed through Germany.

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I'm really loving these conversions, Once they are painted they will look really good.

It's a shame that I'm not a blood angels kind of guy, my heart lies with The Allfather and the Space wolves.

But keep these pics coming !
I look forward to your next update.

   
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These look fantastic!!!

 
   
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Escanaba Mi

Good bit bashin. Might have to get me some BA for the same purpose.

The eagle on the axe is some excellent thinking.

   
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Been Around the Block





Each model is packed with character, very cool.

 
   
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Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot






Tonight we have some close ups of my captains as well as honor guard members of the 2nd company. Almost done with a full tac squad, both honor guards are complete, half the 1st vanguard squad and a smattering of other veteran sergeants. GW still has 3 of my orders "processing" after 3 days when they say "usually ships in 24 hours" Also waiting on some forge world red scorpion mk4 equipment. Also soon to be worked on, and I'll try and post in progress pics of it, is extended dreadnoughts. Both a Mk4 and plastic venerable, done up to extend the arms and legs.
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2nd Co Honor Guard Anchient Jophael Lucasta

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A view of Anchient Jophael's "bolt pistol"

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2nd Co Honor Guard Tech Adept Urayan Arderrum

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A nice pic of Adept Urayan's thunder hammer with the cog, I do hope to replace with a mechanicum axe if I can get one.

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A close up of Captain Nathanel's crested helmet, which will eventually have a red helmet and gold crest.

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Captain Nathanel's pre heresy plasma pistol, I'm thinking about converting it to a dual core pistol.

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A nice pic of the image of the Great Angel which also shows on 1st Captain Mikha'el

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A better image of 1st Captain Mikha'el's Mk2 helm with sculpted laurels.

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A nice look at the etching on the jump pack of the 1st Captain.


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Texas, USA

Absolutely awesome. Just goes to show how useful kit-bashing is!

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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine






In a Toyota, plotting revenge.

I really love the conversions in this blog. Anyways, where did you get that helmet with all those rivets?

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Looking good
   
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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant






Auckland, New Zealand

Great conversion work. This is turning into a very unique and characterful army.

I look forward to the painting...

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Munch Munch! wrote:I really love the conversions in this blog. Anyways, where did you get that helmet with all those rivets?
The riveted helmet comes from the Venerable dreadnought plastic kit, as well as my 1st Captain's helmet. Neal at the warstore has been good to me shipping overseas and all.

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3000 pts of Blood Angels 4th Company
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London, England

Nice looking army. Where does the chaplain's head come from?

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