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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

Great looking force.I'm looking forward to seeing more.


 
   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow





   
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Servoarm Flailing Magos





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Really practical looking Guard scheme and extremely well executed. For more variety in the Heavy Weapon Crews just use regular Guard legs and then use the crouching legs to have a couple of kneeling Guardsmen.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot






These are looking great, the only thing I can think that ay improve these is some sort of brighter visor. Currently it seems to just kind of blend in a little too much.

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Thanks for the comments guys.

I'm in agreement on the visors - I'd like them to stand out a little more. I'm up for suggestions on sensible colours that might stand out (not red, blue, etc...)



   
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Glorious Lord of Chaos






Nilfgaard, Dancing on the Barrows of my enemies.

Really cool.

Maybe an orange for the visors?

Chaos Triumphant.

Muh Plog: Iron Warriors, Warriors of Chaos, Vampire Counts, and sometimes more!


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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Is orange a colour that visors would actually be? I may try gold.

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Cryptic Necromancer






Scotland

This army is looking awesome. I think gold would be good for the visors, a glossy dark green could work too.

   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Into the final stretch for the infantry - just PCS and stormtroopers to go.



The sandbags are baneblade brown. Before and after the devlan wash it's a pretty good colour match to the khemri. I wasn't expecting that because they're pretty different in the pot but they dry really close. I'm going to try doing a vulture in baneblade and see how it looks. All may not be lost once the stash of khemri is exhausted....

Gold visor test-mini still to come...


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Tin Bitz, Mithril and Shining Gold.

I'm liking the mithril.


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That's all of the infantry done (except for the commissar s, I'm saving them for the end).



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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

The first of the Vultures enters service...




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And the second one.




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First commissar



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and the second.

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

That's everything painted now. Just bases and varnishing to go.



   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Varnishing paused thanks to rain...




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Complete!
















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Some pics of my full IG army while we're at it:
















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And since the camera's out - here are the Raven Guards that put this project on hold.



















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Barpharanges






On my phone, most likely

Wow. Just you've been a busy boy...

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Diseased Daemon Prince of Nurgle






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Holy cow - I've not even painted a handful of figures and you have done an entire bloody army

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

Fantastic.(sorry that's all i have to say).


 
   
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader






Reading, England

Wonderful armies I love seeing well painted complete armies, they look so fantastic on a table top, great work

Young Logan

Bran Redmaws Great Company - 5500pts

Deathguard -2300 pts  
   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Thanks for the comments guys!
   
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1st Lieutenant





Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

All to often when people try to weather their guard and make them look 'realistic' it doesn't work well in 28mm.

You good sir, have pulled it off in spades! I love your tutorial on how you do the weathering on the sentinels and I'm keen to try the sponge thing myself.

Great looking army!

Current Project: Marine Bikers!
Most Recently Completed: Stalker Conversion
On the Desk: Honour Guard!

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

It's a great technique - probably the highest reward-to-effort ratio in miniature painting.

If you don't have it then I thoroughly recommend Forge World Imperial Armour Modelling Masterclass volume 1 (not so much vol2). Lots of very simple, very effective techniques.
   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Matching Aegis Defense Line
   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

   
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Trustworthy Shas'vre





Cruising in my CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT

I love your drab and weathered paintjobs. What was your inspiration?

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

There are some good two-tone brown schemes in IA1, although none of them are quite like mine.

Plus, I've been into brown and weathered for a while....

   
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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Time for some more C:IG stuff:

Manticores


I was SO pissed to discover that Forgeworld had discontinued their manticores that I bought a trio of Armageddon Medusa to cheer myself up.


And, of course, you can never have too many Chimera.


This is what's next....
   
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman





Utrecht

Impressive and huge army! Like it

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

A bit of progress today.



Assembled three special weapon guys for the PCS (now that IA3-2nd Ed. has made the PCS non-rubbish now), two bodyguards for my CCS and nine regular guys to be sabre platform crew (plus the three surplus guys from the PCS).

Sabre platforms next!
   
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman






Taking Mortars is an inspiring dedication to fluff.

I salute you sir.


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Oh, I almost forgot; this is a totally kick ass looking force.

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Mortars was a game effectiveness decision as much as fluff. Missile teams would have been better (and no lascannons or autocannons available in a drop guard army). However, the thing with an army like that is that it starts with all of the good stuff in reserve. Missile teams would be taking the bulk of the enemy fire for 1-2 turns and would be wiped out easily.

Mortars are interesting because they do damage (not as much as other options but respectable since they tend to survive the battle) but being barrage weapons can be positioned such that it's a real chore to go get them for most armies. Do you put the effort in, given that they're "just" mortars?

Also, sabre platforms!
   
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Fireknife Shas'el




Missouri

I don't get why FW feels they have to discontinue their models when a plastic kit comes out. Yeah I know, "There's a cheaper plastic version, everyone's gonna buy that one now!", but considering they cast most items to order anyway I don't see the harm in keeping it around regardless. I know the plastic baneblade is cheaper but I really liked the FW design a lot better (and I'm not alone I imagine), even if it is more of a pain in the ass to assemble than a plastic kit. Same with the manticore, personally I don't mind the plastic one too much but surely there are people out there who wouldn't mind having the option to buy the "original", especially if it looked better.

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Battleship Captain





Linlithgow

Tell me about it.

I understand with e.g. Valks - the plastic is almost identical (slightly less detail in some spots) but cheaper and much easier to assemble. No-one's going to buy the resin.

But the FW Manticore looks nothing like the plastic one. Not to mention that they're still making the Hydra so the only parts they'd need to make are the missiles and racks.

What's more annoying is that I now have 1x FW and 2x plastic. It's already starting to annoy me that they don't match and I haven't fielded them yet....

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