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Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Figured it was about time I started a blog on here.

Recently my local group has got back into epic 40k massively.
While this is a good thing, I had long since sold off my epic, leaving me without an army.

I took to ebay at the start of the month and acquired enough to get me going.


We use the netepic rules and initial games would be 1,250.




So, enough text for now and a few pics.














And for a later project I needed 2 quake cannons, yet ebay let me down.
So I took to my bits box instead.






So, this is where I'm currently up to with the project.

I need an initial 1,250 painted as my starting army, which will consist of:

Tactical company:
1 command stand
18 tactical stands
10 rhinos

3 vindicators
3 land raiders
Thunderhawk gunship



I have painted a contemptor unit, but that was me getting side tracked.
I will try and keep this updated as often as possible by having to do it all via my phone as my tablet is currently playing up.

C&C always welcome.

Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in us
Noble Knight of the Realm






We need more of these blogs! Looking to seeing some sweet epic goodness

 
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Cheers bud.
Slowly burning through 12 infantry stands and 10 bloody rhinos all at once.

While it's getting done it is soul destroying lol.

Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in us
Noble Knight of the Realm






Love the spray prime on the old GW paints, I've been using cork bottle tops. I'll steal that idea for FoW / 8-15mm scale infantry on square bases

 
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Hated those paints as they only ever had a 3 month or so life before drying up due to the bad design.

Atleast now they are slightly weighted and the hex shape gives them a good grip too.

Hopefully by the end of tonight I'll have all 18 infantry stands and the command stand done.

I'm a slow painter and I've been painting those for around 14 hours now.
Be glad to see the end of them.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Well, long painting session but all infantry from the tactical company are now done and dusted.
Just the rhinos to go at last!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/01/12 08:43:09


Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in us
Noble Knight of the Realm




swimming

Very well done! It's kind of amazing just how nice these tiny tiny guys can look when painted up so well.
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

It's surprisingly rewarding to have an epic army painted up.
Once I have a 2k tournament army I plan on building a display Base for it.

However, current tournaments are 1,250.
Sat down today and got the last of all 10 rhinos painted up so I now have my 1,250 army fully painted.
Those dreads aren't part of it though.






I also had some spare time between painting stages while stuff was drying, so managed to build a rough mock up of a deredo dreadnought.
I know it's body is meant to protrude out further and it has underslung guns, but those guns don't have rules in epic and I physically couldn't change it any more lol.
Disecting something this small was a severe pain in the arse lol.










Essentially it's a plastic contemptor with both arms and shoulders cut off, body cut and twisted at the waist, land raider sponsons for his arms.
The launcher is a chopped down targeter from an onslaught miniatures grav tank, with the missile pods from the same tank.



With all this done though I've now started a unit of rapiers and undercoated more stuff between bloody snow showers.

I've also placed a few orders so I should have enough to boost this to 2.5k soon.

Don't have any goal of a points total so I plan to just keep going lol.

Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in us
Noble Knight of the Realm






Beautiful!

Any yellow/brown/green grass on the bases? Or pure wasteland?

 
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Cheers Steve.
It will have some grass on them soon to go with the wasteland.
Got a light/burnt brown 2mm on its way but as usual, it's late.
I still have to paint the all the Base rims as well so I'll more than likely do a job lot all in 1 go.


Also grabbed some better close up pics.
As always though, using my phone still as the camera and tablet both died on me.


Captains stand:



Captains rhino:





Dreadnought unit:




Tactical detachment:





And random tanks:




Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in us
Noble Knight of the Realm






Those flames are five or six layers of highlighting something the size of a matchhead - if not smaller! Amazing!

Any reason you decided to base the vehicles? I did this for my 10mm Scourge force for DZC, but never for my UCM DZC or my 6mm Netepic armies

 
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Hiya Steve,

I cheat with the flames anyway.
They are painted white then I just use layers of yellow, orange, red and burgundy washes to fill them out, so makes it all easier.


I tend to Base my vehicles as my previous epic army had a huge issue with paint being chipped during games.
So I trialled this idea back then and it saved repainting models every few games.
Since then it's kind of stuck.





Rapiers now done too:






Now onto a unit of whirlwinds too.
Got a few models turning up in the post still, so waiting for those as I'm running out of epic marines to paint.
Worst case scenario I'll paint the up some epic necrons, tau or tyranid, but I rather be getting on with my marines.

Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Ah man, there's something really cool about the epic stuff...

Everything looks great too, top work on such tiny dudes.

EDC
   
Made in gb
Towering Hierophant Bio-Titan





Fareham

Cheers for the comment

Nearly through a unit of whirlwinds now too.
Spent most of the day stripping old metal dreadnoughts and landspeeders though.

Also quickly remembered that 98% acetone removes skin after a while too lol.

Due to the snow we had royal mail never got out to me this week either, and since there's no post on Sundays it should all arrive Monday now instead.



In the mean time I've just converted up a few more epic necron destroyers to give me a full company of those too.

Epic 40k blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/675130.page

 
   
 
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