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Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 18:40:06


Post by: RandyMcStab


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This is my new and improved 40k thread which started out as just my IG but will now include my efforts to rebuild my Marines and edge towards a battle company. Marines start on p19, read on for hot Guard action and models like these...




Eventually, or skip to the power armoured section (p19 onwards) for the new updates and stuff like this..



Hope you enjoy, please do comment if you like what you see..thanks

EDIT: I've now reversed the polarity again and am back on IG, Page 28+!.
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Hi There!

I've been wanting to BLOG my Guard and I finally have a camera which is just good enough to allow me to do so. Here are my burgeoning Guard. They are the 15th Macragge PDF regiment, 'Interior Guard' to some perhaps.



I wanted an Imperial Guard army that was only simply equipped and had the basic versions of gear and vehicles. I wanted to be able to field large amounts of troopers with big tanks in support, not a MechVet/elite drop troop aircav type of thing. Old school guard. I also am primarily a marine player (sorry) and wanted these guys to compliment my Ultras (can be seen in action Here) and to give me a very different army to play with.

I have nearly finished about 1.5k and will post it up as I can take photos over the next few weeks. I mainly take photos when I'm in Cut & Thrust FLGS in Bristol as Alex has nice angle poise daylight bulbs. I aim to do regular updates, especially to catch up to where I am in painting and then move to more WiP stuff. I aim to get to about 2.5k all painted and field them with 2.5 of my marines and ally with 5k of more guard and take on Alex's entire 10k of Nids....we hope to play this mega game some time next year and to report it on Dakka!

I have 'speed painted' these guys to get them done quickly, my marines get the good stuff, the guard make do (as always..). Heros and command squads get more time (such as my commissar for instance) as do the vehicles. I paint primarily to play the game not as purely display pieces.

Here is my first platoon (numbered 5):



They tend to Blob up around my commisar and FRFSRF a lot.



Commisar B'stard



Command Platoon (further pics of all these guys in the gallery)





Squad one





Pretty basic load outs, 2 ACs and 2 GLs in the squads, PCs get 2 GLs and a bolt pistol (if they have been very good maybe a power weapon). The medic in the PCs is never used as one anymore, this unit were done in the dying days of the last codex, back when they were worth getting. This keeps the unit cheap in dollarpounds and points both of which are an objective.

The Lieutenant is a very old model cookies if you can spot it under the conversion.



That will do for now, more to follow!

C&C welcomed!

DUTY AND HONOUR (and of course Dakka)


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 19:14:46


Post by: ishanmaster


Wow those are really cool and well done too.

Keep up with the work as I would love to see even more of these guys.


The only thing that I see is a problem is the right shoulder pad as it seems weird to do a blue trim on one but not both.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 19:19:41


Post by: privateherbert24


sorry, commisar B'stard??
LOL I'm liking this so far xD
I also agree with ishanmaster


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 19:51:05


Post by: kenshin620


Pretty cool to see PDF armies.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 20:14:35


Post by: RandyMcStab


ishanmaster wrote:The only thing that I see is a problem is the right shoulder pad as it seems weird to do a blue trim on one but not both.


Thanks for your quick comments!
I do like it's asymmetry, I was wondering what area to do blue as I wanted part of them in the chapter colour, but I didn't want to see them running round in blue jumpsuits. I settled on the one shoulder pad (as helmets would be too UN) I'm probably used to it now.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 20:29:46


Post by: BrookM


Will we also see a certain Fletcher-Dervish?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 20:38:39


Post by: RandyMcStab


BrookM wrote:Will we also see a certain Fletcher-Dervish?


Hadn't thought of that!....might have to make some kind of lackey for him....don't know what he would 'counts as' though..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 20:49:30


Post by: ishanmaster


RandyMcStab wrote:
ishanmaster wrote:The only thing that I see is a problem is the right shoulder pad as it seems weird to do a blue trim on one but not both.


Thanks for your quick comments!
I do like it's asymmetry, I was wondering what area to do blue as I wanted part of them in the chapter colour, but I didn't want to see them running round in blue jumpsuits. I settled on the one shoulder pad (as helmets would be too UN) I'm probably used to it now.


What I would do is either do the whole right shoulder pad as blue with a lighter blue trim or if you're up to the challenge is to file off the eagel on the flak armor and to paint the left breast plate armor blue with the white omega symbol on it. I think that would look really sweet for a Macragge PDF.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 21:11:32


Post by: RandyMcStab


ishanmaster wrote:What I would do is either do the whole right shoulder pad as blue with a lighter blue trim or if you're up to the challenge is to file off the eagel on the flak armor and to paint the left breast plate armor blue with the white omega symbol on it. I think that would look really sweet for a Macragge PDF.


The whole right shoulder pad is blue, but my Pic is a little dark, the lighter blue is a highlight. My Ultras have a dark blue look as I dislike the powdery blue they sometimes end up, there's a link to a batrep they fight in in my 1st post. It would be ace to do the chest eagle filing but against the idea of them being a quick (relatively) army to do and I might start killing people if I have to file (well cut) off 120 odd eagles....and then paint the omega in a difficult to reach area,


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 21:21:59


Post by: ishanmaster


Then you're using really really dark blue. Are you using a midnight or a regal blue for the right shoulder pad? If so I would do a mix of 4/5 blue and 1/5 white just to allow the blue to show a little more.

The filing isn't really that bad, I had a renegade IG army a year or two ago were I filed off about 100 eagels. You can do about 1 eagel every 30 seconds. Also the omega symbol isn't bad if you create a stencil for it. That would actually be rather quick.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 21:28:29


Post by: VikingScott


Very nice army.

Keep it up.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 21:33:28


Post by: Commander Cain


Great work randy! Lovely paint job on all the figures.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 21:55:56


Post by: kaiservonhugal


Beautiful work!! I always enjoy seeing a cicely painted IG force. Keep up the good work.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/26 22:19:22


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot everyone

@ishanmaster

Yes I use regal with a black wash and then a single stripe of ultramarine to highlight, I use midnight to base my marines. If I were to do them again I think I would seriously consider what you suggested, I hadn't thought of a stencil (nor used one before actually). The idea of retconning everyone gives me the screaming heebie-jeebies however...

I'll try to post and annotate my heavy weapon teams this weekend and then do the CCS (which is where my Std Bearer is from {1st image}).



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/27 16:54:12


Post by: Mukkin'About


Wow that's great work! I especially like the writing. damned if i can write neatly on paper let alone with a brush!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/27 17:10:09


Post by: Asherian Command


Awesome. Finally good to see a PDF army.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/28 12:25:30


Post by: Aliaricthenerd


Cool. How did you paint the cloth?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/11/28 18:03:07


Post by: RandyMcStab


Aliaricthenerd wrote:Cool. How did you paint the cloth?


Assuming you mean the grey jumpsuits, I just paint them codex grey and ink black (the old ink) and then dry brush back with codex. For important people I paint on the highlights after a minimal drybrush and then do another layer or two with increasing amounts of fortress grey added. I have just swapped to Vallejo Game colour for the main grey as it's better at coverage, however it doesn't taste as nice.....


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Hiya

Here are my first two weapon batteries.



The loader is shouting updated targeting info to the firer who is adjusting the 'aim'.



These guys are just putting down fire, ignore the 'battle damage' I'll fix that at some point.



The battery leader has received worrying news on the comnet and is bollocking the loader for shelling friendlies, the loader is replying "What does blue on blue mean?".



Group shot. I really like mortars, they are really 'guardy' to me. I like that only they have them, (i.e. Marines etc don't) and I have used weapons like that for my guard (GLs, ACs etc) all the way through to further differentiate them from my marines. This was the first weapon battery I put together. I really like the modelling opportunities offered by the 60mm bases and wanted them to look like they were in a hastily prepared firing position. The posts are just matchsticks and the mud polyfiller.

I managed to make 9 heavy weapon teams from one box (take that GW!) and have used two of the lascannons to replace 'Russ ones.
here is the next unit:



I really like the running DKoK weapon teams and wanted this team to look as though they were sprinting to cover. Note the marine rocket ammo as I think the guard rockets look more like HKs or torpeados.



Firer: "Did I hit it this time?"
Loader: ".........."
Note green stuff goggles.



Loader: "Look I know your trying and that's what really matters, just take your time. Try again"



Whole battery. Being more recently painted these guys look a bit nicer. As a more point intensive unit they have occupied hard cover which is mainly made out of plastic Epic ruins with the fronts polyfillered. I have added all sorts of crap to create rubble around them, I now have a rubble box to build up a collection for this kind of basing.

That will do for now. I'll try to post up the pics for my CCS soon and get the next platoon (my 'assault' platoon!) and maybe some armour photographed next week.

I hope you like my 'Big' platoon, it had another AC/GL infantry squad too but that was dropped from my 'All Comers' army list in favour of a second chimera. That squad will now from part of my 3rd (WiP) platoon, neccessary to form a 'Shield Company' for APOCALYPSE! Which is an awesome formation and really characterful I think.

See you on the battlefield or if your a Bristolian maybe Tesco's.....

K'PLAH



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/03 22:28:19


Post by: General Ian


these guys have like a ww2 feel to them imo but they are really nice


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 09:38:59


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks

I was going for a 'realistic' feel, as much as realism exists anywhere in 40k.....
I'll try to add pics of my command squad this w/e.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 10:26:54


Post by: ycw753


Very Nice! "What does blue on blue mean?" XD


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 11:45:43


Post by: c0un7_z3r0


Nice work! Your job on the heavy weapon teams really made them seem more alive!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 12:55:30


Post by: Brother Bartius


I like your conversions. Very natural looking.

Cool paint job as well.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 13:14:15


Post by: Commander Cain


Great poses! Keep up the good work


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 18:02:01


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yo

Here is the original model that my 1st platoon's lieutenant is based on, the page is from the old Blue Citadel calogue. A range of models used a lot with the pre curser game of Necromunda, Confrontation.



I've added a (bad) GS cap and standard cadian arms, the blade is a scout 'knife'. the hilt of his dagger is the only gold area in all my infantry platoons. I wanted gold to look really special and unusual in this army.

Here is some pics of my CCS.



My Captain, Captain Sharpe. Another Rogue Trader era model. Added Cadian arms, frag granade. The binoc holding hand is GS as is the medal. I have added double stripes to his sleave, in the same place as the Sergeants have them as standard. My Lieutenants have single stripes.



My favourite guardsmen so far. Never does anything in games, just looks cool. I added the hat (forage cap?) and was going for something like this:



Don't think I really managed it, however still looks good. I added stripes to his sleave and did an extra one too as I think of him as a Staff Sarge or RSM.



Here is my only plasma gun so far. I think these weapons would be in short supply for spoddy garrison troops, so only my CCS gets one. I wanted to make is look unweildy and difficult for a single trooper to operate. The vox helmet makes a passable 'targety' helmet I think. The model is missing a power cable, I need to get hold off the right bit of guitar wire, what string do people normally use?

The standard bearer has had a banner swap, I put an extra GS purity seal on the back to help it stay on. I cut/filed the skull out of the middle of the banner and replaced it with a painted U symbol. The scrolls bear the regiments motto as well as a battle honour won in the first tyrannic war.



My version of the Master of Ordnance. I tried to do the same style of hat cap thingy as Scarface, also didn't quite get it. Both arms are heavily GSed and one hand is entiely GS the other about half. I wanted it to look as if he was turning away from his comlink to survey his fall of shot. The base unit of the comlink is the top half of a vox with GS receiver bits to replace handset onto. I added a basic bionic eye and strip under his chest eagle. The fluff mentions servitor skulls helping them out and I liked that idea and so added one. I really like big artillery but think they should be off board really, a MoO is great as for only 30 points you get a (drunk) basilisk, Ace! Still I find him very effective and have scored a reasonable amount of direct hits.



Group shot.

I'll do some more pics this week, I hope to have a biggish game on Friday, a farewell MeanGreenStompa battle. We'll hopefully manage some pics and do a BatRep, I'll link to it here provided we manage it all!

C&C welcome.

Stay Classy Dakka





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/04 18:05:59


Post by: Asherian Command


Damn those are really really good.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/17 19:17:14


Post by: RandyMcStab


Hiya

I just typed out 90% of this update only to accidentally close the browser page.......

Well the farewell MeanGreenStompa game didn't happen, he and his teammate called in sick (read terrified) but I did have my first 2k game which was great fun. However we took no pics so no BatRep (good! I lost ).

Anyhoo

This is my 2nd or 'Assault Platoon' (numbered 4).
"Why are they called an assault platoon?" I'm asked.
"Because they have bayonets" I reply.
"What do bayonets do in game?"
"Nothing" I say.



Family photo. This units job is to wait in reserve and try to turn up in time to flamer whoever it is who just wiped out 1st Platoon in an assault....



Here we see Lieutenant 'Insert name here'. The ubiquitous tank commanders head, a GS (and slightly bad, this was a while ago) breastplate and the mandatory officiers boltpistol. BPs are like special weapons in a guard army anyway. The powerfist is a RTB01 fist I had lying around, my 3rd platoon LT is getting one as well, I'm not sold on the current guard fists.



Sergeant. All my command squads have a NCO supporting the CO, in 1st Platoon we have Sergeant Eldar Head. I tried to contrast the 2 squads, I wanted 1st PCS to be aloof and at ease and 2nd PCS to be tough and action posed.



Specials. I use a slightly trimmed vox head for all my flamers. I wouldn't want to breathe that stuff in....



Medic. I don't use him as one but like the idea of platoons having them. He will be a vox caster in APOC but in normal games just a LP&CCW bullet catcher. The 'med kit' is a trimmed down vox set.





Squad one.





Squad two. Note rare trooper conversion in pic 2, he's supposed to be biting the pin out of a frag.

Both units just have flamers (oh and bayonets). I think pose is vitally important in modelling and really like how characterful the basic cadians can be. Squad ones Sgt. is a favourite. All my Sarges have white stripes on their helmets as a nod towards Ultra's veteran white helmets. This can also be read as whiteshields however.......some people have said "Why are all your squads in your Adobe army led by consripts?". My response is to leave the room at this point. And to cry. Naked. I'll stop now.

Hope you like them all. I will post up some more stuff soon..

C&C welcome




Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/20 16:46:58


Post by: RandyMcStab


S'up

Here's the first pics of something with an armour value. It's not the first vehicle I did but I've yet to get pics of my Russ squadron.



My lovely scout sentinal. Base is a mix of any old crap I had lying around and a lot of Polyfilla. I went for a 'running' pose, as if it's trying to close distance to employ it's heavy flamer.



I added a HK missile as I like the idea of scouting in with a few of these and popping off inaccurate and expensive one shot weapons at rear/side armour of stuff. I would happily pay 10 pts to kill a marine (pref a Death Comapany member) too. Note the space under the canopy, I name all my vehicles and currently am at a loss of what to go for. I want something that would suit a group of 3 (ie 3 musketeers etc).
Any suggestions very welcome.



I added a gasmask thing off the command sprue to the pilot, I made GS goggles too (because I dropped the head it came with which did that dissappear trick tiny pieces of plastic love to do).



Shazam!
Magically it's weaponless! This was my first go with magnets. I cut off the hole for the weapon mount and replaced it with a magnet, all the weapons have the pin removed and bits of staple greenstuffed into place. It mostly works, I will need to be more careful mounting the staple bits next time to ensure they hold the weapons straighter. I have also put a magnet behind the box that I have GS'ed the HK to incase I don't have the 10pts to waste. I have also done an AC and MultiLazor but unfortunately they weren't with me at time of photographing.

I have recently got a 2nd Sentinal and plan to eventually get 3 (total) of the killer robot chickens as I think they're ace.

I'll post up some more pics soon and hopefully take some more tomorow.

Feel free to tell me what you think and hope to see you on the battlefield!



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/20 18:56:04


Post by: Ruckdog


Nice! I did something similar with my Sentinels. It is really handy having this kind of flexibility built-in. I like the way you used the SM missle launcher, too!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/20 20:45:44


Post by: Scrazza


Nice updates. I like the command squad. and the sculpted chestplate doesn't look bad either.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/20 21:21:38


Post by: Flinty


Basically all of that is awesome Nice.simple, effective conversions. Great eye for detail and really nicely personalised. Look forward to seeing the Russes!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/21 01:05:12


Post by: alarmingrick


Great work, my friend! i like the SM HK on the Sentinel.
nice paint job/scheme on the troops!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/21 11:12:20


Post by: RandyMcStab


Ahh thanks guys.

Yeah I much prefer the SM HKs, they seem more realistic or something. I really don't like the new 'rocket on a stick' ones. Yeah I'll try to photograph my armour today, only 2 of the Russ are painted mind.

Yes I like the flexibility magnatised weapons gives you. I have a 2nd un painted sentinal which will get a heavier spread LC, AC and ML. I plan to convert the ML from half of a terminator cyclone I have spare, I much prefer it to the long box assembly they come with.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/21 14:23:57


Post by: jackanory


You've got a really characterful bunch of guardsmen. I like that they're so closely tied to the marines like that. I actually have a chapter of marines whose fluff I've been working on in my head that work closely with the guard, as well as with the ad mech.
Stand out has to be the sculpted breastplate on the Lt with the engraved "U".


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/21 15:28:35


Post by: SpankHammer III


How do?

Nice guard, really like the idea. Someone once told me guard look like an ultimar regiment, becuase I did them in blue.

I did the same thing with all, but the first, of my sentinels.

Are most the biotics greenstuffed?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/22 09:55:01


Post by: RandyMcStab


jackanory wrote:You've got a really characterful bunch of guardsmen. I like that they're so closely tied to the marines like that. I actually have a chapter of marines whose fluff I've been working on in my head that work closely with the guard, as well as with the ad mech.
Stand out has to be the sculpted breastplate on the Lt with the engraved "U".


Thanks I was aimimg for character over most other concerns (like tabletop effectiveness!). I really like the idea of inter-connectedness of imperial armies and really look forward to fielding both my Marines and Guard at the same time. I'll do a blog for my marines when I get my IG to a good place. I really like your scratch builds, reminiscent of Brian Froud's stuff. And who doesn't like Labyrinth?


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SpankHammer III wrote:How do?

Nice guard, really like the idea. Someone once told me guard look like an ultimar regiment, becuase I did them in blue.

I did the same thing with all, but the first, of my sentinels.

Are most the biotics greenstuffed?


Yeah I think it's great for Sentinals especially. Biotics? There is no yogurt here....Do you mean bionics, there isn't much the MoO got a bionic eye...



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Right then for Flinty..





Here's 'Old Reliable', a knackered old museum piece of a Russ. You can see where the sponsons were removed, I like the damage the ploy has done to the surface and made no attempts to hide or clean it. Makes it look as though it's been down gunned and maybe mothballed somewhere only to be pressed into service as a stop gap 200 years ago or something.





The G.R. and scythe is a reference to the squadrons name. Yes it does say war on the side, why? just because.



Unofficial unit motto.



Spare track has been welded over damage.

This was my first vehicle for this army and I was pleased with the basic look, a bit of a proof of concept type thing. It was actually quite quick to do as the techniques are basically limited to drybrushing. I wanted to keep to the quick and easy ideal for the vehicles too.





The 'Aleksander', squadron leader. 2nd vehicle to be painted for this army.



I replaced the old comedy lascannon with a weapon team one. Extra track as armour.



BAttLE DamAGE!!1111!! with jury rigged repair.



Unofficial unit motto again.



Squadron markings. I wanted to do something akin to a bomber's nose art for the tank squardron and came up with this.



Tank commander. Theres the little targety thing off the SM HK which is to help denote the command status. I like to think the open hatch is the equivalent of a marine sergeant having his helmet off!

I have recently requisitioned another Russ (off ebay!). I'll give that one another LC and (shock horror) HB sponsons (partly because they wont come off!). I generally don't bother with them as I prefer to keep moving, if only an inch etc to make the tank harder to hit in CC. All 3 will weigh in at 500pts (525 with APOC formation) which is a lot but still cheap compared to totally pimped out Russes.

Right that will do, let me know what you think..

TTFN





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/22 19:57:06


Post by: Space_Potato


Very nice, keep up the good work

Subscribed!

S_P


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/22 20:03:51


Post by: Scrazza


'The Grim Reapers'. Simply awesome. There's a lot of character on your leman russes. Simplyè by adding some markings. Well done.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2010/12/22 20:08:04


Post by: CommissarKhaine


Looking good, and the magnetizing is a good idea. For the names, maybe the three fates?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/01/08 19:47:48


Post by: RandyMcStab


Clotho, Lachesis and Athropos

That's something I did think of already but I'm not sure that what I'm going to go with yet.

Here's some more IG goodness.



I have had these puppies sat around for about 10+ years, I was given them back then and they just collected dust until I started this army. They are the Rogue Trader era models and quite sweet really. I just wanted them done when I painted them (back near the start of the whole army) and finished them in an afternoon. I just painted them entirely in dark angel green and then painted interlocking triangles over everything. Black ink wash and a few details later and done. I actually have 6 but they weren't all with me at the time.





They do have the honour of being the only IG I have done to have painted eyes. I need to make a little medal for one of these guys as they killed a 'stealer in HtH, a pretty mean feat anyway but he was under the influence of 'Paroxysm' at time!

Just a quick update for now, but I will do my mechanised veterans 'the Remnants' soon.




Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/01/26 15:16:41


Post by: RandyMcStab


"Hello old friend(s)"

Here are my veterans, the 'Remnants'. I wanted them to look like the rag-tag survivors of other platoons which have snuffed it or 'retired' in IG parlance. To this end they all have various squad numbers on their shoulder pads, something that doesn't come off terribly well in these photos.



The squad are generally painted to a higher standard as befits their status. They do have a Chimera too but I need to upload the photos for this still.





Shouty Sarge. He used to be in a PCS but the new book led to him being promoted (?) to squad leader of these guys, so is an older job. He's got a silly strap to hold his helmet as it covers the gaping hole under his armpit. He has a folding stock for his BP too (not well photographed, or made to be frank). I scarified his face for instant kudos (and it impresses the chicks).



Hurt people, the new command sprue has some lovely characterful stuff on it, like these bandaged bits. The sling armed guy has a carbine lasgun. I put a few of these in the squad to be different and to denote their mech status. The meltagunner has a more portable side gripped type as opposed to the bulky back pack version the CCS has.



This meltagunner has the same type of gun, it's been fitted with a strap however, I carefully cut out the flamer and managed to fit the melta in. He also has a drop down thingy over his eye, the command sprue includes one (which the other MG has) and this one is GS. The lasgun has been modified to have an extended front sight and fire selectors. Both (and indeed most of the squad) have small metal disks applied as medals/battle honours. There's a reference to this in the original IG codex and I like the idea.



Bayonetty guys. I wanted a lot of running legs in this squad so they looked all actiony. More modified guns. All members of the vets have a white bandanna tied on their arms to denote the veteran-nuss, like 'chosen men' or something.



Carbiners, one with modified front scope. All these guys are loaded with grenades and knives cos they is well ard.

More to follow......


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/01/26 15:23:58


Post by: Imperial Monkey


Your freehand work is very impressive. Love the Grim Reaper on the turret side.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/01/26 16:42:38


Post by: ghosty


Well this is impressive! I like the unofficial motto by the by ^^


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/01/26 16:57:07


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks dude.





'What are you some kind of comedian?'

The final bloke from my squad, subtle reference to a certain popular comic which I believe is now a major motion picture. Again he has a smaller type of special weapon, unlike the big backpack version you get on the cadian sprues. Again great bits off the command sprue, this time combined with a spare marine flamer and a reasonable amount of GS to make it all stick together.

I will get the Chimera pics online soon, please comment on anything you like.




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ghosty wrote:Well this is impressive! I like the unofficial motto by the by ^^


FINALLY someone seems to get the reference!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/02/09 01:46:29


Post by: iheartlargeblasttemplates


Wow this stuff is so great has so much character i love the Tank with the Grim reaper painted! I will now do something like that! Again great work! Cant wait to see more. Im curious how you got all those different arm positions/hand positions for your las pistols?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/02/09 02:38:10


Post by: Perkustin


I like your 'exciting' veterans. Altogether a nice wee force you got there.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/02/09 10:33:33


Post by: RandyMcStab


IHEARTLARGEBLASTTEMPLATES wrote:Im curious how you got all those different arm positions/hand positions for your las pistols?


Thanks you all for your kind words, as to hand positions it's just weapon/hand swaps. I use GS to change angles to create more movement or character, but only the CCS got wholy built components. The Shouty Sarge in the above Veterans for instance has his chainsword in a 'grenade throwing' arm and is holding it with a 'laspistol' fist, the guard snapped off and I had to build one out of GS, if you look closely the whole hand area is a bit shonkey. The BP arm is a Sarge's chainsword arm, swapping out the hand and adding a laspistol gves a nice 'shooting' pose and it still has the nice Sargeant's stripes. Nothing too extreme really.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/02/15 19:49:37


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yo

I finally got round to adding this, and so for those of you who haven't already found this pics in the gallery here is my Vets ride:



This is the most recently painted vehicle in my force. Again pretty much speed painted but with a bit more detailing.



She's called Cerebus as it follows the slight classical theme I have in naming, when veiwed from the front the 3 little red 'lights' are like the 3 heads of Cerebus. It's also protective like him and it also has the word 'bus' in it......sorry.



Squad name scrawled on the side. I like adding this kind of graffitti that would be below my marines.



More SM HKs. I think they look nicer than IG. There is some slight converting here, GS brackets are added. and on the other side there is a trimmed down SM bolter scope which is acting a laser pointer to target the HK.



The big targety doobury on the left of the HB barrel is obviously the actual targety bit off the HK.



At the rear on the vehicle bolted to the top of the track guards is a spare HK which could be man handled into the turret bracket (between engagements) as a reload. As it's my vets ride its got loads of stowage and minor modifications.





Close up of stowage and Battle Honour won in the 1st Tyrannic War.

That's all for now, hope you like the space car. I have about caught up to where I am with collecting and painting and so the next stuff will be more WiP. I am about half way through my 3rd Platoon (more AC/GL guys) and will try to get some pics done soon. I expect my IG painting to start slowing a bit as I've just got a Hundred Years War English army for WAB (no really!) and have started doing stuff for them (I might even start a BLOG). I do hope to play a big(ish) APOC game in March and may be motivated to paint the remainder of that platoon and possibly even my 3rd Russ (which is fight BTW). Maybe even do a BatRep.

Thank you for all your comments and please continue leaving them. It's surprisingly motivating actually so you'll be helping me to paint!!





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/02/15 19:53:04


Post by: neil101


good stuff, the camo on the ratlings is great , looks like they just got out of a drain.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/03/26 09:45:11


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


RandyMcStab wrote:
She's called Cerebus as it follows the slight classical theme I have in naming, when veiwed from the front the 3 little red 'lights' are like the 3 heads of Cerebus. It's also protective like him and it also has the word 'bus' in it......sorry.



Fething chimeraes, you wait all fething day in the rain, then 3 come along at once...

I really like the clawed battle damage, just under the name.

As with so many things we see photographed on the site, the close up shots don't do the camo scheme the justice it deserves. It looks far far better on the battlefield!

Love the lense effect on the front viewplate, subtle but segsah.


My best to the wife n kids btw!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/03/28 16:46:52


Post by: RandyMcStab


Segsah?

I thought this might be the latest cool kids slang but Urban Dictionary says no. I'll assume it's a compliment, possibly erroneously.

Thanks dude, these guys have been on the back burner for a while. I have half finished my 3rd Platoons command squad and nearly got enough Cadians to build the last Infantry squad for it. I'll probably be motivated to finish them off then as it will be a whole company (Bwa HA haHA) and I'll try to do a nice group photo. I would like to get another Commissar too but don't like many of the models....

In the meantime I have nearly done 94 1:72 scale Medieval blokes!

I really like the misses's Nids, be nice to see your multiple battlewagons up on your blog too if you can get the camera time....

Love to all across the pond


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/03/28 17:44:06


Post by: Young_Logan


Very nice, liking the use of the sm hk missiles, you are right they look much better then the missile that the gaurd have. Looks very good on the sentinel. Keep up the good work


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/05/23 11:51:50


Post by: Flinty


That is a geat looking Chimera. Is it a Russ turret bustle forming the HB mount?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/05/23 12:30:42


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah then just green stuffed to fill in. Mounted the 'laser sight' bit off a SM HK on to make it more interesting..nothing too complex..thanks!

I actually hope to do some more on these guys soon, done half of my 3rd Platoon's HQ, and I have some other stuff waiting in the wings, gonna leave the Medieval stuff alone for a bit!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/17 18:27:53


Post by: RandyMcStab


*Blows dust off thread*

Hiya

I've actually done some more work on this army again!

Here is my 3rd Platoons HQ



Here we can see my standard medic build, check the RTB01 knife.



Cool sarge guy..



Junior officer No.3, he's got a RTB01 powerfist like the other (2nd Platoon) officer. The torso is a Valkyrie one to keep up the 'all officers in breatplates' theme and theres GS all over the place to make all the bits fit nicely.



Flamer and Melta, pretty standard, added goggles onto Melta gunner to differentiate this one from the same model in 2nd Platoon HQ (which this unit is equipped the same as).

I hope to get these guys and my new Chimera (pics to follow) done by Weds (massively optimistic) as I plan to have a big game then which I want to do a batrep for....

See y'all soon!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/17 19:22:17


Post by: Warmastersolon


Yeah, that SM ML is awesome!
The guard HK looks a little goofy.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/18 12:34:14


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah the SM HK looks a lot like a real TOW misslile on a comteporary APC, the IG one like a rocket on a stick...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/19 10:09:30


Post by: RandyMcStab


Updates

Here's the unit 60% painted, basecoat and black ink wash, sepia for the flesh.





Getting there I should be able to finish them today, I also want to work on my new Chimera, I'll upload some pics of it built in a bit.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/20 15:05:57


Post by: RandyMcStab




Here is my new aquisition, my HQ's Chimera, it will be called 'Argo'. It's the new version of the kit.



Slimmer than the old version for easier parking...old style smoke launcher as they are cooler..



As it's the GT version, there's all the Stubber ammo you could eat..



Extended Flamer ammo too..



Picnic blanket, this is actually from a FoW kit but I think it works...



Satellite uplink for all the major sporting events...the mount for this is a FoW turret ring..

I'll add some painted pics soon too, let me know what you think..




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I would like to add that the newspaper being open at the 'Massage' ads is purely co-incidental......


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/21 21:08:44


Post by: RandyMcStab


Some paint on it now...



Went for a cleaner look than the Vet's Chimera, it is the HQ's after all....





I hope to do more tonight and tomorrow, maybe even finish it, I'll hopefully have a 4k SM/IG vs Nids tomorrow and will try to photo and do a BatRep...








Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/22 12:13:27


Post by: RandyMcStab


Finished!







Duty and Honour, the regiments motto.



Tyrannic war battle honour won by the regiment.



DANGER flammable!



Stubber gunner.

The general finish is cleaner and much less damaged to contrast with the Vets' heavily knackered and modified one. I might go back and do some more minor detailing, I'm also tempted to do a penant....

Well I'm off to play a game, let me know what you think.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/23 14:37:24


Post by: RandyMcStab


Here's a pic or two of my massed forces from the big game we played yesterday:





Will do a BatRep soon maybe with Alex (my opponent) will link to it from here..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/23 14:52:43


Post by: Cosmic


Very nice armies there!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/06/30 14:38:09


Post by: RandyMcStab


Cheers mate

Here's a link to the full report which is finally finished Clicky .

It was a really fun game, and it was great to use practically all my stuff at the same time, see what you think.





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/14 16:25:33


Post by: RandyMcStab


Here's the last of my Russ Squadron:



The Dauntless.





This one actually has sponsons and made his debut in the above BattRep. As a member of the 'Grim Reapers' (my Russ squadron) he has a mural to link him in.



Some Imperial Guard rock fans humour..



Unit name and insignia, all in keeping with it's 2 brothers, I'll post a family picture or 2 later.

I'm working on a converted Commissar too (it's slightly visible in pic 1 above), I've got some WiP pics for him so I'll stick them up soon.

See ya later crocodile







Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/14 16:41:36


Post by: Cosmic


Whatta return! Looking good, Randy.

A family photo would be great!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/14 17:00:54


Post by: Briancj


Lovely armies, lovely tables, lovely batreps. Just fantastic!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/15 11:40:30


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot dudes.

Here as promised the Grim Reapers in squadron formation:





They are patrolling the great plateau of Ironingboardus after recent reports of strange xenos robots operating in the area.





Line astern, I'll try to do some more pics at 'Cut and Thrust' next time I'm there for a game as I'll be able to get better lit shots on nicely painted terrain..

I'm still greenstuffing my Commissar so I'll put some pics of him up soon, and I've pretty much finished building my next Sentinal too....

I'm giving my WHA HYW army a break ( link for the interested, I've only got one 28mm guy doen so far the rest is all 22mm ish) so will hopefully get to spend some time with my grunts..

C&C welcome!





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/16 06:44:44


Post by: Cosmic


Very imposing! The dark paintjob is very subtle at first, although you wouldn't want to get to close to one of them to find out! Great stuff.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/16 16:08:28


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks as always Cosmic, you're marines are looking awesome, I love the painting on the guardsman too even though the green and orange is too bright for my tastes!

Thanks too Spoonpoodle, I'm honoured to have your 1st post!



I decided to add a logo to the 'bumper' of the Dauntless, just because..



Here is the plan of the Commissar I am converting, the bluetack is being his cap and high collar as per the other Commissar, the BP will have a strap I think...



Here we see him basically held together prior to any real sculpting. His torso and arms have been spaced slightly to increase his stature. Most parts are basic guard items but the head is from the 'Masters of the Universe I mean Chapter' set. I've shaved off the shoulder pads and chest logo.

Will post more soon!

TTFN



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/16 17:20:28


Post by: Cosmic


Thanks, Randy. Yes, the guardsman is rather fluorescent!

I'm very interested to see how your Commissar comes along. Almost a kind of Commissar Yarrick (spelling?) head. Have fun mate!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/17 14:36:24


Post by: RandyMcStab


Flourescent yes, awesomely excuted yes, now just paint another hundred like that........





Next stages of GS'ing, the belt over the torso is quite thick to hide the spacing, added a skull belt buckle to up the skull count. Covered up the removed chest aquila with a VC medal. The strips under the belt are the pocket tops of his flasher's mac, as per the other commissar model. I added a sleave cuff to match the other arm.

On to add the cap and a few other minor details...in 2 minds about the shoulder strap and BP what do you all think?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/17 14:52:31


Post by: Briancj


Looking good! Going to keep him hatless?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 02:54:11


Post by: tyranids?


awsome army i love the theme, and i think its great to see pdf for the ultramarine homesystem its such a cool idea .

i was wondering if you have considered making an ultramarine in power armour with the correct weapons to represent col. straken. he has stats that imho represent a movie marine quite well

oh and subscried


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 12:44:34


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!

That's an interesting idea, I hadn't planned anything like that and I generally don't use SC but I do like the idea. I have the Rogue Trader era Inquisitor in terminator armour who I am planning to add to this army as either a Commissar Lord in normal games or a Ordos Xenos guy in APOC but he would work as Strakan too! Otherwise I could use an existing marine HQ or Vet sarg maybe..





More Commy work. I've added the giant grimdark cap, didn't manage to get the tiny logos to fit on it that well however. Some other bits of tidying up work too, still can't decide whether to add the bolt pistol or not....

WHAT DO YOU THINK?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 13:36:04


Post by: Trondheim


Very well done, nice to see some PDF forces amongst all the Mech armies out ther. And yes, your commisar looks good.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 15:06:40


Post by: Strombones


This is very nice. I think the blue/gray/white scheme works really well and actually think that putting blue on both shoulders would look strange.

Its awesome what simple repositioning and small extra details does to making an army unique. The heavy wpns teams look great. I also like the idea of using gold only on the officers. makes a big difference.

Good work!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/392079.page


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 16:55:04


Post by: Mr. Oddity


Your army is looking great! Excellent freehand on the armored units, and your Commisar is turning out well. Will be watching this closely...

for HERESY!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 17:41:09


Post by: Almarine


Great work on this stuff, it looks really gritty. Especially the vehicles.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 19:35:45


Post by: RandyMcStab


Trondheim wrote:Very well done, nice to see some PDF forces amongst all the Mech armies out ther. And yes, your commisar looks good.


I was reading the IG Codex idly in the bath and noticed: "Armed with the lasgun, the Guardsman forms the very backbone of the Imperium" (paraphrased) which is what I like about the IG. "Armed with the meltagun, the Chimera mounted Veteran forms the very backbone of the Imperium" seems less heroic somehow......


Thanks a lot guys, it's really inspiring to get comments.
I've started adding the strapped BP (I decided to go with it) and hope to finish it tomorrow before work, I'll try to do pics Mon or Tues. In the meantime;

Be Pure
Be Vigilant
Behave!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/18 21:07:44


Post by: Cosmic


Excellent greenstuff skills, keep up the good work!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 13:58:34


Post by: RandyMcStab


Hiya, thanks again.



First stage of strapping..Added tiny parts of shirt/cravat peeping out at collar too. I used the straps off of the standard flamers as thry are plentiful and quite effective. Making straps from scratch out of GS can be a bit of a ballache..



Strapping complete!, I'll tidy up the contact points to the pistol once the GS has gone off. I added a buckle too.



Here he is next to his colleague. I need to do some minor trimming but otherwise he's pretty much built, now all I have to do is paint him................bah..







Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 15:10:56


Post by: Cosmic


Wow... that is a sterling effort! Really cool. No doubt that the paintjob will be just as good.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 15:28:24


Post by: Depraved


The loving detail you put into your models really pays off. You have an army with a lot of character. I am looking forward to seeing more on the new Commisar


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 15:39:14


Post by: notprop


That is some incredible GS work there Randy you must be really pleased with him.

I look forwards to seeing the painted commissar.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 15:46:41


Post by: RSJake


Excellent GS work on the Commisar! I am glad you went with the BP, it looks great! The cap looks just as good as the one you have him next to! Did you sculpt or press mold? And the belt buckle looks great too! I saw your thread with "Converted Commisar" in title, so I had to check it out for inspiration on my commisar. I don't have any other commisars at hand to get inpiration from, so it's all been online. Check out my blog in my signature if you would. I'd love to get your imput on the build. Your's looks great. You have lots of great details! Can't wait to see it painted!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/09/19 16:21:50


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot.

@ RSJake, I sculpted the cap, I'm not sure you could press mold it. I'll check you're Blog now!

Looks like I'll have to start painting already, no break for me...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/10/30 12:05:56


Post by: RandyMcStab


"Magnets?!, how the feth do they work?"


Sorry for the long delays but I think I managed to put myself off modelling spending so long sculpting that Commissar. I couldn't go near him for ages after and when I could think about it again I felt more inspired to work on other stuff. I have also had a lot on IRL, Illness, away, busy, Civ4 etc.......

Running as a parralel project to the old Commissar I built an armoured/unarmoured sentinal I requistitioned (off eBay). It was in very good nick but positioned a bit odd so I had to snap an ankle to reposition it. I will use it as both classes of sentinal depending on the requirements of the day and it will be the squadron leader.



Stuck together and with pollyfilla textured base. Used another SM HK, this one isn't magnetised however.



Base showing both feet pinned and counterweight as this is the old hybrid kit.



Magnetic weapon mount, whilst built as a Lascannon carrier (hence powerpacks) it can now carry anything. There is a little 'tooth' of GS below the powerpack which slots into the LC to prevent 'Droopy Gun Syndrome' or DGS. Many wargamers have suffered from DGS at some time in their lives (usually after experimenting with magnets) but obviously I never have.



Shazzam, now armed with a missile launcher! I didn't like the ML that comes with the seninal kit and a Land speeder one didn't look right either. I had a half Cyclone lying around from my 2nd Termy squad and that looked right (to me).



Both of them again armed with new weapons.

More to follow soon!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/10/30 12:36:52


Post by: Briancj


I bet you did suffer from DGS, and you're just not telling us. It is okay, fellow Sentinel pilot. We're all friends, here. You can speak openly about your experiences.

--B.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/10/31 15:04:41


Post by: RandyMcStab


I have never suffered from this however I understand it's much more common than many people realise. I these enlightened days, there is no stigma really, especially as it's so prevalant, particularily under stress, when you really have to perform, like anniversaries.....

I mean tournaments.........


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/01 13:12:29


Post by: RandyMcStab




Finished!



Still need names for them really, 3 musketeers? nah, don't want to linked to the new 'film'.



Close up showing regimental battle honour won in the first Tyrannic war.



Variant weapon.



Don't they make a nice pair, they're engaged but yet to set a date...



Weapon pool...bwhahahahaha

I've started painting the Commy but have stalled again, I got a new box of Cadians to finish off the company which is actually quite exciting..

Will hopefully get some more done soon...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/01 13:28:30


Post by: Rawson


Great stuff here! I'd seen some of your work a while ago (only to page 2 or something) and it was fun to catch up! Great commisar sculpt, btw!

Keep up the great work!

Rawson


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/01 13:34:22


Post by: Ultimate 40k


Looks fantastic. Great work!


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Post by: Briancj


Huey, Dewey, and Louie?

Mister Stompy and his pal The Steel Sentinel?

Jack and Ace of Spades?



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/01 19:09:43


Post by: dsteingass


Man I just caught up with this thread and all I can say is DAMN!

Your conversions are really top notch! you are very good at composition, everything looks right together! I am amazed at yours and others on Dakka's GS work, it befuddles me how you guys do that so well. I am also a fan of your color scheme, the grey with the blue bitz have that Prussian look to them, just enough to make it look perfect!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/02 12:13:16


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot for your kind words (and suggestions for Sentinal names! I was actually thinking of Larry, Curly and Moe but was worried that it might affect their battlefield performance!!).

dsteingass - I've seen your IG too actually and really like the Nam vibe through it all...I'm dead jealous of the Marauder Destroyer!

I hope to get this section of my forces finished for a Narrative event at the end of the month (kind of an anti-tournament ie not 2 Gray Knights players smashing the same list into each other..). Then I want to start on my small special forces unit...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/05 03:36:16


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i LOVE the idea, execution, and paint on this army but most importantly I'd love to see how you did those star wars looking imperial hats


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/06 17:11:01


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot, the StarWars hats were just sculpted green stuff, I don't think I quite got them as good as the in the source pic I posted direct from the film but it was good enough I reckon.

I've nearly finished my 6th Infantry squad which will complete my 3rd Platoon so I'll do some pics maybe tomorrow.

Here they are as raw recruits:



I've also made a start on my Commissar:



Base coat and basic black ink wash so far, I will force myself to do him next....


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/06 17:31:28


Post by: Rogue Wolves


he turned out good so far, the greenstuff was very clean


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/07 16:13:41


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!

I finished that last Infantry squad so here are the pics of the complete Platoon!



Junior officer 'insert name here'.



Battle Honour on RTB01 power fist.



Medic and NCO.



Special weapons.



Squad 1.



Autocannon team.



Spent brass are just rolled GS. Added extra sandbags, only one pair is off the sprue.



Sarge, slight conversion, weapon swap for laspistol (from pointing hand).



Squad 2



More AC action, with added reference to a popular science fiction film...



Team are mid reload, I added shell visible here.



Gunner is preparing to cock mechanism and chamber 1st round...



Sarge...



Everybody!

Basically the same as Plat 1, 2x AC and 2 x GL, they are good guardy weapons. The commissar I'm working on will belong to this unit. The last squad I did (squad 1 paradoxically) took under 10 hours I think which is speed painted as far as I'm concerned. I would like to spend more time on them but cannot face painting 100 troopers any more time consumingly than I have. This army is about getting them done really rather than super standards and mega conversions. This Platoon completes my Infantry company and I hope to get a chance to photograph them all with nice lighting and terrain soon.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/07 17:04:48


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks Buddy! I will get some time on Ol Commissar tomorrow and hope to get pics up soon!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/07 17:39:26


Post by: dsteingass


Man, that is MUCH MUCH better than any speed-painting standard I have ever seen on Cadians, so much character and personality on each fig! You just don't see that out of most Cadians. Very WELL done!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/08 13:03:30


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot dude.

Here are some pics on the ongoing Commissar project:



Grays neally complete.



Grays done with most of the black areas done too..



Give us a twirl..



Socket like hing under arm is for his cane which has snapped off multiple times, it's now blue tacked to the base and will be the last thing to be painted..

Been having a hard time geting the lighting right as some of the shading is subtle, pretty hard especially with no ambient sunlight...Need a light tent really, managed to get last three by bouncing my daylight lamp off a sheet of paper...anyhoo he's slowly geting there...

What do ya think Dakkanauts?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/08 13:08:12


Post by: dsteingass


If he is a Commissar, then his belt/sash should be crimson red eh? That and the pointy hat is the badge of the office of the Commissariat right? Otherwise, the bolter strap just floors me, so natural hanging. Whenever i do straps, they always end up hanging the wrong way. Amazing values in shadows you got here wurking with the greay of the stormcoat! Great job!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/08 13:18:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


dsteingass wrote:If he is a Commissar, then his belt/sash should be crimson red eh? That and the pointy hat is the badge of the office of the Commissariat right? Otherwise, the bolter strap just floors me, so natural hanging. Whenever i do straps, they always end up hanging the wrong way. Amazing values in shadows you got here wurking with the greay of the stormcoat! Great job!


Thanks a lot dude, it's less of a sash and more of a belt, it's a bit wide to cover his torso spacer that's making him slightly taller.



His colleague here, Commissar B'stard is modelling the same coat worn open for those hot summer days, I was aiming to copy his belt with skull, obviously, buckle..

The straps are always bastards, the only advice to get them looking right re: weighting etc is to mess about with blue tack in the planning stages to get the right angle.

Thanks again for your praise I plan to steal some of your aircraft weathering when I do my Valk...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/09 09:43:47


Post by: Rawson


RandyMcStab wrote:



I love these guys! It's like a mini diorama!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/09 18:04:19


Post by: RandyMcStab


Rawson wrote: I love these guys! It's like a mini diorama!


Thanks buddy that's exactly what I aim for! The big weapon teams bases are great for this. Hope to finish or nearly finish me Commissar tomorrow, we'll see how it goes..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/17 16:42:47


Post by: RandyMcStab


More Commissar goodness..



Most of the metallics done..



First pass on the skin...

Nearly done...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/17 17:53:46


Post by: worldwarme


I like how you slung the Comissar's Bolt Pistol. I've enjoyed looking at this thread, thanks.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/17 20:01:30


Post by: Rogue Wolves


the last platoon looks awsome, i love the powerfist guy


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/18 11:21:50


Post by: RandyMcStab


Cheers Brah, here is the finished article, finally:



Presenting Commissar Dredd.



"Over the top!" Scar can be seen better here..



Shading is a little bleached out by the lighting here bah..



Base was tidied up after these pics..



Now Commissar B'stard has a friend to play with! He looks much happier already.

So glad to have it out of the way...next project is about as daunting tho..



Ta ta for now..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/18 11:27:43


Post by: Soo'Vah'Cha


I really like Commissar Dredd, with his bolt pistol man purse , I kid, I think thats a great idea, and makes sense, since a bolter is suppose to be a huge marine weapon, a bolt pistol would be quite a handful for a normal human.

great pose and striking paint job, well done ole' chap.

Now get cracking on the Valk, can't make the Commisar impatient can you .


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/18 22:53:38


Post by: dsteingass


Epic sauce! I love the swizzle stick! He looks like he is yelling "Schultz!" Just like Klink.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/18 23:08:17


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i love the slung boltpistol


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/18 23:28:23


Post by: porkchop806


This is giving me the urge to repaint my imps as Rynnsguard to go with my Crimson fist DAMN YOU AND YOUR AWSOMNESS!...i just finished painting them to


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/21 15:22:35


Post by: RandyMcStab


Hiya

First off, thanks for your posts,

@ Soo'Vah'Cha: Thanks a lot, I really wanted to convey this exactly, a BP for a Commissar would almost be a special weapon (ie flamer etc) and a symbol of rank which is why all my officers get them. I love your Tau stuff BTW simply ace conversions, I had the old 'Halcyon' kit for the 'Aliens' APC but it got trashed in a house move :(

@ dsteingass: Cheers dude, had to google that (Hogan's Heroes didn't really hit the UK) but he really does! Your Nuclear cannon is shaping up nicely!

@ Rogue Wolves: Ta bro, I like your Mordheim stuff really characterful!

@ porkchop806: Thanks, I really like IG SM team ups, they work great on the tabletop too, have you seen this BatRep? Clicky /shameless plug


Been toying with base ideas for the Valk, is this too much?



Terrain is a bit I've had lying around for years, I not sure what it's off actually, feel free to enlighten me.



Rubble would be tidier and base in general textured like the Sentinals..



This will be the squad it transports. I'm going to paint them up as Inquisitorial Storm Troopers as I love ISTs, black jump suits and shiny black carapace armour, lots of little red lights etc.



Squad leader has a Beret which will of course be red. I think I'm going to redo it as it doesn't look right to me... he has an empty knife sheath too so I added the top of one in.

I have a blue tacked squad of Valk door gunners which will be the troopers for my second CCS which will also be IST looking, the classic cadian officer will provide the leader and I have a RT astropath and Inquisitor to go finsih it off. The Inquisitor can be Ordos Xenos (always my fave) in Apoc and a counts as Commissar lord in normal but big games.

I like the narrative feel of this, it really lends itself to Apoc scenarios, an embattled Inquisitor with a small body guard of elite troopers commandeer the first Imperial troops they find to defend/destroy the thingy of doom, it just writes itself....

Mostly.....


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/21 23:46:42


Post by: Rogue Wolves


RandyMcStab wrote:@ Rogue Wolves: Ta bro, I like your Mordheim stuff really characterful!

Thank you!
RandyMcStab wrote:Been toying with base ideas for the Valk, is this too much?

Not at all, i rather love what you did on the base
RandyMcStab wrote:Squad leader has a Beret which will of course be red. I think I'm going to redo it as it doesn't look right to me... he has an empty knife sheath too so I added the top of one in.

I think what is wrong with the beret is that it looks like a french painters beret, not like a military beret


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/22 09:00:39


Post by: RandyMcStab


Rogue Wolves wrote:
I think what is wrong with the beret is that it looks like a french painters beret, not like a military beret


Yes that wasn't quite the look I was going for!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/22 09:17:07


Post by: Rawson


RandyMcStab wrote:

Squad leader has a Beret which will of course be red. I think I'm going to redo it as it doesn't look right to me...

The concept is great, but I do agree with your assessment I think doesn't look right because it's too big and too high on his forehead. IMHO, it will look a lot better if you shrink it by 50% and have the rim (if that's what you call it) be halfway between where it is now and his eyes.

Good luck!
Rawson


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Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah I think you're right..They're a hard thing to model correctly as they are so fluid..bah


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Here are some full army shots, not great ones, from a game I played with Alex to practise for this coming weekends narrative campaign:



All painted now (bar the Valk which I borrowed for this game), this is my 2k list.





Full Infantry company some support units and a 'Tank Hunting' Russ Spearhead...yummy (the 2k list can use a Spearhead if you want). If I wasn't spending those 60 pts on the formation rules I'd add another scout HK/AC Sentinal and another Ratling. This will be my basic 2k list.

The event starts with 1k - 1.5k - 2k with some modification to the FOC at 1k and forgeworld (non superheavy) units allowed throughout.

I think this army looks best en masse.

I do a little more on the Valk today and post up some pic soon cheers..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/22 11:28:23


Post by: dsteingass


Holy crap! THat is what I'd call an infantry blob!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/22 13:07:35


Post by: davidjones


The pics of the full infantry company look really good. Immense!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/26 23:32:45


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Nice group shot!

That commissar turned out very well indeed.

I agree about the storm trooper beret though, it's a bit 'Frank Spencer'...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/29 09:58:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot everyone.

Yes I will be redoing the beret..

I went to 'Spoils of War' last weekend which was good fun actually. A campaign tournament where the emphasis was on fun and thematic lists, not on uber pwnage, not everyone got that memo seemingly but it was fun none the less.

I've got pics and might do a little tourny report but it will be a lot of typing!

I also have some pics of the base of the Valk which is finished, I've been having problems with the internet ATM so cannot upload but will soon.

ta ta


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/30 10:17:00


Post by: RandyMcStab


Here are some pics:



I'll just do a quick base says I, to get it presentable for the tourney....





Rubble, some FoW stuff in there left over from commissions.



Paint, paint



Paint, paint, paint







Some basic work on the Valk too:







Looks presentable, I do want to do some fancy stuff on it as well: decals, weathering etc. Anyone got any good tips for weathering?, not done a lot of it before bar brown drybrush and chipping.

I've redone the beret too, I'll stick up some pics soon


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/11/30 23:40:29


Post by: Rogue Wolves


I like what you did so far, weathering will make it look nice too. Have you thought about adding Barbed Wire? Tutorial here - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/314348.page just about the most realistic wire I've seen and its not too complicated to make


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/01 11:55:17


Post by: RandyMcStab


The B.Wire is really ace, if i can get the stuff together I will def add some..anyone seen any awesome weathering tutorials?.



Hopefully less 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em' and more 'Terminator'.

Added a skull cap badge and knife pommel and a purity seal.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/01 12:43:29


Post by: Tortured-Robot


Great looking stuff, cant wait for more.

Who hasnt got a soft spot for guardmen!

good job.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/01 13:59:06


Post by: dsteingass


Is that a bit from a 1/72 German Engineer halftrack bridge-layer on the base?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/01 15:51:54


Post by: RandyMcStab


There's a big long bit with kind of an arch to it thats ribbed (Oh Er Readers!) and that is off a Half Track FoW Sprue (assuming that's the bit you mean), there are some tank track and wheel bits as well..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/01 16:03:21


Post by: dsteingass


HAHA, yep that is the bridgelayer! lol cool use of it!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/02 00:10:49


Post by: Rogue Wolves


Loving what you did to that Kasirkin, the baret looks much better now


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/07 16:39:28


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks,

Here's an update on them.







Still pretty early, only the jumpsuits are done, the armour plates are black with a neat black (old style of) Ink wash, this gives quite a nice gloss finish. They will be edge highlighted next.

I was thinking of maybe doing a single white shoulder pad (asymmetry again) with a red stripe or maybe halves/quarters even and then a black motif of some kind. Then I would go back to the Valk (can't face it now) and add this heraldry?

Any thoughts?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/08 19:15:13


Post by: RandyMcStab


A bit more on these guys, started highlighting the plates..





I've tried out a few insignia ideas on the base coated ones..





I'm thinking maybe the vertical one?



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/08 21:08:48


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i like the edge highlights on them (im not that good at it) although i would say add another coat to your white, also i agree with you, verticle stripes look the best


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/09 00:04:26


Post by: Cosmic


Hi Randy!

Three things:

First, the Commissar turned out incredibly!

Secondly, the Valk looks the business, and...

Thirdly, the edge highlighting on your Storm Troopers is very neat. It is certainly clear that you took your time!

Yes, vertical stripes are best.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/09 00:16:51


Post by: Ailaros


I love it when people make their own commissars, and yours is no exception. If I might make a suggestion, it might be better if the belt were a different color, say the color of the bolt pistol strap, or something.

Nice army over all, too. Isn't it nice to see how just a little bit of GS here and there can really make models unique?

Keep it up!



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/09 09:56:07


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks for the comments,

@Rogue Wolves - Thanks, don't worry the white is just a test out, that half of the troopers are only basecoated..

@Cosmic -Thanks too, the valk is only basecoated, the thought of finishing it gives me the screamingheebeejeebees ATM, hence skipping on to the Storms/Carapace Vets.

@Ailaros - Thanks, I've seen your stuff and love your Commissars too, the belt is too wide really as it grew to cover the torso spacer, but is supposed to be the same as the other commissar, a belt off his trenchcoat, I think in hindsight a big red sash etc might have been better as people keep pointing it out! I agree about the GS, I especially like your facial modelling and the variety you get from it, great stuff.

Lots of votes for horizontal, cool, hopefully do a bit more soon before the xmas shutdown..

Tata


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/14 18:16:40


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Like how the valk is shaping up... perhaps this might be inspirational?



What is the white stuff you're using for the basing material, I'm making mycetic spores for the missus and that would be idea for the CD bases.

Also, I like the diagonal stripe on the stormtroopers.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/14 18:56:50


Post by: Tortured-Robot


I like the black you have done on the storm troopers.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/15 12:11:43


Post by: RandyMcStab




Oh yeah, I was totally considering this,



With badge as well, also I was thinking maybe this as nose art..



But I didn't think the Omega symbol would work with all the Ultra 'Upsilons' in the army too, still toying with ideas really, regards to shoulder pads, I was thinking red with a white bar central and a Inqusition ][ thingy in the middle? I was thinking of making a Bestor too, maybe out of a hobbit or something, make a good 'Master of the Fleet' or 'Primaris' though he was never that overt..

@Tortured-Robot - Thanks! wanted them to look a bit different to the rest of my force (and the standard Kasrkin)..


EDIT: Oh yeah, the white stuff is just common or garden polfilla, works great as a cheap base texture, does have a slight tendancy to shear off it's base however and small 'glue wells' of superglue down to the base can help...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/15 13:47:32


Post by: dsteingass


I've often thought about inverting the colors and Omega symbol on Ultramarines and making an Indianapolis Colts SM Chapter. But then I think how stupid that would be.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/16 09:34:02


Post by: RandyMcStab


*Googles*

Oh yeah they basically already are the Ultramarine football team..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/17 19:10:16


Post by: Rogue Wolves


i love that Bugstomper, if i can ever paint that on a valk, then i will


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/17 23:02:04


Post by: Fab


I like you models only thing I dislike is the bright green edge on the bases. I would go for a darker colour. I went with scorged brown for my catachans.

Anyway keep up the good work!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/18 08:05:45


Post by: Rogue Wolves


^i usually dont like that either, but in a way it reminded me of waay old minis, so it has grown on me


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/18 08:30:32


Post by: Horst


oh my god, a B5 psi-corps style army would be awesome


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/18 15:28:40


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah I get a lot of flack for my 'classic' goblin green rims, I have considered redoing them all with static grass and Graveyard rims but that's over 120 Infantry to redo....my marines match too...so they would need redoing...

*shudders*

Yeah I'm tempted to do the Stormies as PsiCorps..

THE CORPS IS MOTHER, THE CORPS IS FATHER


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/21 15:50:25


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Now that PsiCorps badge on the shoulder of the stormies would be great.

I also really love Ivanova's starfury logo design, also would look amazing on a valk...

http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/IMG_1169.JPG


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/21 20:49:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah that is a pretty logo...hmm lots of choices, still no nearer to deciding really..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/24 22:11:16


Post by: RandyMcStab




MERRY XMAS TO ALL MY SUBSCRIBERS!!

HERE'S A FESTIVE PIC(ard) TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD!!

Thanks to everyone, we're nearly at 11,000 veiws which is quite mental, a little bird told me that Santa my have requistioned a few reinforcements too....

I hope all your Xmas wishes come true.

Love Randy


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/25 04:45:42


Post by: dsteingass


Merry Christmas Randy! I LOL'd and then felt sick, HAHA


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/25 20:41:02


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Set course for Riza... Engorge!

Festive Yuletimes to you too Randy!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2011/12/25 23:26:49


Post by: RandyMcStab


MAKE IT SNOW

Merry Chrimble to y'all too!!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/20 13:52:53


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks a lot!!

back from the holiday period (my birthday was on the 17th so to me Christmas doesn't end until about now), I thought I'd show what I've been tinkering with recently..



First up reinforcements!! Thank you to various family members for their generosity, they don't usually get me toys but they seem to have relented...maybe it's because I don't appear to be growing out of this 'phase'.



I also got this puppy, a Contemptor, which is too beautiful to build....I will eventually but that's another blog...

I have built the tanks, here's the Hellhound:



Wanted it to have improved side armour as it has AV12 on the sides. I have just added the spare plates off the Chimera base sprue. I have made them slightly spaced, as the turret armour is too.



Dozerblade is to make it look more 'urban combaty'. MM in the hull so it can have a pop at Landraiders/Battlewagons should it be necessary.



Also in spooge cannon variety, for those pesky power armoured chaps..the barrel is just bluetacked in ATM so can be swapped to any variant needed. Wow that MM look gappy in that pic, might have to fill it.

I'll stick up some pics of No.4 Russ soon..

Ta Ta




Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/24 13:45:50


Post by: RandyMcStab


My as yet un named hero Russ. Tank commander can be run as Pask, Plasma cannon sponsons and Vanquisher main gun.



I've used the muzzle break off the Eradicator cannon as I think it gives the Vanquisher a different look, I wanted it to look different to just a long Battlecannon.



As it's the new variant of the Russ kit I think it makes a more interesting boss tank as it is slightly different to the old types my squadron is composed of.



My sometimes Pask. I was thinking Wittman when I put him together..he needs another small session of greenstuffing to sort out his arm and to tidy up the goggle built over the weird Jordi LaForge type visor thing that head comes with..



But wait, what new devilry is this? I magnetised the sponsons, I glued a small magnet into the superstructure...





Covered it in GS and more glue, if it snaps off the hull I'll never be able to get too it as its within the track sections..



I made a small projecton to help it stay level and indeed on.



Inside the sponson I glued a bar of sprue with the same small magnet on it..



I found them a little weak and pulled the lot out with pliers and replaced with a big long magnet, held in place with GS. These seem more secure.



I have left the Vanquisher barrel unglued so it will slide out leaving the mantlet and base of the barrel, this allows easy replacing with a standard battlecannon. It's a little too slidey but a tiny GS nub or even just superglue left to dry might tighten the fit..



Here is the Exterminator variant, the mantlet setting has gone completly.



I've left the turret top unglued and built a bar of sprue across.



A magnet on the bottom half of the turret creates quite a strong bond as they can touch (not held apart but the thickness of the hull as per the sponsons) and it's possible to pick the tank up by the turret.

All the socket mounts for the sponson and hull mounts will be left unglued as well so it can be configured to whatever I want to try out. This was also done as insurance against 6th edition!

I'm going to postpone the Valk and Stormies as they are really hard!, I'm also thinking of retrofitting the Valk with magnets so it can be a Vendetta when required, I might as well use it a few times before the next codex ups the cost by 30-60pts!

I'm going to paint these tanks next but I am already feeling the call to paint some more ancients as the new Armies of Antiquity has been released and it's really good...bah



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/25 01:27:07


Post by: Rogue Wolves


the tank looks fine, ive never used that russ varient before though


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/25 11:57:10


Post by: RandyMcStab


Cheers, no I haven't either, lookind forward to popping a few landraiders and giving the occupants a plasma bath.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/25 14:42:56


Post by: dsteingass


Nice! Very cool-looking with the muzzle-brake!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/01/25 15:15:04


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks, I thought the muzzle brake would be more fitting for a high velocity cannon.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/01 01:31:23


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Loving the muzzle on that cannon, looks very business-like!

Glad to see your exploits in the world of magnets, that hell hound is looking good as well (although I have a strong dislike of the 'Mr Whippy' nozzle they give you for whatever the variant is called).

You scored well with the Xmas lootz btw, I got me some sweet Dark Eldar stuffs and will be embarking on a blog of my own with em soon enough... (airbrush to get first from my tax returns). Which weapons did you get with your forgeworld dread?

(ps - won the dakkacon 40k tourney last weekend... you created a monster! )


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/01 01:41:15


Post by: swampyturtle


i Have to say ive been loving this thread. Ive seen a few Macragge PDFs done before but yours really ranks among the top 3 that ive seen. Well done

oh and >>>>>>>

subscribed!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/01 10:00:42


Post by: RandyMcStab


Top 3?



Always make me thing of that song, thanks for the sub!

Been a bit quiet on the IG front I'm afraid, might have something to do with these guys:



Yes been dabbling with the Dark arts of Warhammer Ancient Battles again..(more pics in the Gallery) but I will swing round to the IG again I promise!

MGS: I got the Kheres AC arm (H6? yes please) the DCCW arm (fleet? don't mind if I do) and the bolt on Cyclone launcher..It's pretty awesome though at 225pts it bloody well should be....

Yes the 'Bane Wolf' nozzle is rubbish but 'killing MEQs on a 2+' super flamer is nice!!

Gratz on the tourney, I assume you were Orking it? What Pts and what were you using? BW spam?



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/01 16:37:45


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


RandyMcStab wrote:Top 3?

Yeah, I lolled, not seen any other Mac PDF myself.
RandyMcStab wrote:
Yes been dabbling with the Dark arts of Warhammer Ancient Battles again..(more pics in the Gallery) but I will swing round to the IG again I promise!

MGS: I got the Kheres AC arm (H6? yes please) the DCCW arm (fleet? don't mind if I do) and the bolt on Cyclone launcher..It's pretty awesome though at 225pts it bloody well should be....

Yes the 'Bane Wolf' nozzle is rubbish but 'killing MEQs on a 2+' super flamer is nice!!


Wow, expensive but sexy dread, was it the claw CCW or the hand CCW? (I'm liking the sound of the graviton gun on the claw...)

Bane Wolf: True, so are you considering a conversion for the nozzle?

RandyMcStab wrote:
Gratz on the tourney, I assume you were Orking it? What Pts and what were you using? BW spam?


1k pts, I took 2 wagons (does that count as spam?), one with 12 burnas and a BM w KFF, the other with 20 boyz with nob pk/bp, 2x5 lootaz (one of which I forgot to deploy on the first game...), 1 deffkopta, 1 deffdread. 1st game was against DoA Blood Angels with FNP/meltas/flamers and rerolls galore - win - tabled, 2nd game was against BTs (very knowledgeable player) with PotMS vindicators x2, 2 missile covered land speeders, a razorback with lasplas and a rhino, the latter 2 containing an assault squad and a regular squad and the emperors champion - win - very messy and hard fought game, 3rd and last game was against Grey Knights, all terminators, 2 squads with psycannons and halberd things (1 had a librarian I think), 1 ubersquad of 2 wound individualised guys with all sorts of terrifying stuff... Which failed it's DS roll - touching one BW and fzarted out of existance - the penalty for all your eggs in one basket I think... - tabled him also. So 3 for 3, 2 tabled against 2 new and terrifying army lists and 1 hard fought against a canny dude with nasty twin vindy/land speeder pairs. More 'eads fer me boss pole! I did wonder how it might have gone if I'd just replaced the BWs with masses of 20 strong units of boyz... but then I wanted to field a fully painted army and, other than the deffkopta, I was able to, which was really nice.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/02 09:25:09


Post by: RandyMcStab


I love that Flight of the Conchord song..

Hand CCW, yeah Gaviton is rad but if you're using a Cyclone you will have to be not firing something and it's too many points for a back up gun. If I wasn't set on the launcher I would have got it..

I can't be bothered to convert the Mr Whippy nozzle, I doubt I'll use it very often, it's nice to have options..

Is that 1k? Good list and good winz, you were lucky having those Paladins got lost in the warp (the irony), I had that happen in the opening game at Spolis of War. 1k lists, no heavy support(!), and I find myself fighting all Khorne Chaos daemons with 2x3 Blood Crushers and a Herald on Chariot and 30-40 Bloodletters..but he managed to lose a BL unit on the way in, really helped! That'll learn em to risk it. Nearly tabled him.





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/02 17:20:33


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


RandyMcStab wrote:
I can't be bothered to convert the Mr Whippy nozzle, I doubt I'll use it very often, it's nice to have options..


Any chance you could freehand 'stop me and buy one' on the side of the turret... (do you remember the Dark Future ice cream van in an ancient WD?)

RandyMcStab wrote:
Is that 1k? Good list and good winz, you were lucky having those Paladins got lost in the warp (the irony), I had that happen in the opening game at Spolis of War. 1k lists, no heavy support(!), and I find myself fighting all Khorne Chaos daemons with 2x3 Blood Crushers and a Herald on Chariot and 30-40 Bloodletters..but he managed to lose a BL unit on the way in, really helped! That'll learn em to risk it. Nearly tabled him.


Yep, it's the 1.k list I usually use, stripped of 1 BW, 1 20xboyz w nobpk/bp, 1 deffkopta, 3 lootas, 3 burnaz and all the bells and whistles on the vehicles and Mek (grot riggers, cybork and all that gubbins). I was very very lucky with that Grey Knights army and, as I hate that codex, was glad to see such a mighty op unit of doom not even get on the table (was a shame for the fella who I was playing, but he and I were tied for 1st up till then, so that's why we fought in the last game). I imagine they got stuck in the warp writing their names all over primarch daemon princes, the hoodlums!

Are you going to do any freehand banners on the dread? I was just thinking an old school titan styled pennant banner hanging from his assault cannon would look cool...



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/02/10 18:36:34


Post by: RandyMcStab


A pennant is an interesting idea,yes...hmm

I may do a 'stop me and buy one' as per that old Dark Future Ice Cream van..

Here is a link for all my Subscribers showing the stuff I've been working on recently, take a look if you're interested! Here

I've had some spare time this week as I have hurt my leg (not seriously, just can't walk far) and they have been the main beneficiary, i intend my WAB army to have a slightly higher quality than these guard, less speed painting..

Ta ta for now!









Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/03/28 10:41:12


Post by: RandyMcStab


Dim rumblings have been heard, rumours of activity spread






Started this bad boy off, need a name for it, I want to do a slogan or nose art style thing (al la 'Grim Reapers' on my squadron command) on the nice big obligingly empty space on the side of the turret but am at a bit of a loss as to what to do...

Any suggestions?

Penetrator?

No?

Indestructable II?

halp


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/03/28 12:30:01


Post by: Rawson


RandyMcStab wrote:

Started this bad boy off, need a name for it, I want to do a slogan or nose art style thing (al la 'Grim Reapers' on my squadron command) on the nice big obligingly empty space on the side of the turret but am at a bit of a loss as to what to do...

Any suggestions?

What about "The Judicatory" as in "pertaining to judgment or the administration of justice". I'm leaning more towards the "administration of justice" part


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/03/28 15:47:33


Post by: RandyMcStab


I do have a Commissar called Dredd,

'I AM THE LAW'

Yes I have high hopes for this to administer a bit of anti MEQ justice!!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/05 20:07:57


Post by: White Ninja


We that's some sweet free hand you have there. Must say i love the army.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/06 15:10:23


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!!

*cough, there's more free hand stuff in my other Blog (link in sig) *cough*

I haven't had a lot of time recently to crack on with the tank, still stuck for an idea for the 'nose art'...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/10 07:53:17


Post by: Rawson


RandyMcStab wrote: still stuck for an idea for the 'nose art'...

How about the quintessential lady Justice with scales and sword?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/20 12:56:02


Post by: RandyMcStab


Sorry for the slow reply, definately an option, I have managed to do some more on it and also my hellhound..



I've done all the base colours, and some detaling now..





Still unsure of a name...



Tank ace, nearly done, I gave him a different base uniform colour to echo Goering and his sky blue vanity uniforms he invented for himself, I like to slightly reference things to give extra gravitas and hint at the fascism of the Imperium.

When I stalled on the Vanquisher due to being unable to decide on murals etc, I started (and nearly finished) my Hellhound..





Still want to do some heat damage on the nozzle, I saw a nice tutorial on here somewhere, I decided to glue it in as the other types look daft and will be too fiddly/easily lost..



Got a name for this, I have high hope for this film and there is the fire connection and I have some other classical references with other vehicles..





"Who knew flammable and Inflammable meant the same thing"?

I hope to have a big game tomorrow and use all of my IG in it against my preferred enemy, Alex and his Nids, I'll try to get some pics and do a BattRep if it turns out interesting enough..

See you on the Battlefield..

*Salutes*


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/20 17:42:39


Post by: Rogue Wolves


its looking good, i like the tank ace too... and dont worry, i have high hopes for promethius too, so scott better not disapoint!!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/21 03:17:12


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


RandyMcStab wrote:

*Salutes*


That's really very nice. The weathering is very effective.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/23 09:49:44


Post by: RandyMcStab


Cheers dude I hope to finish it soon, I'll write 'Stop me an Buy one!' on it somewhere too!

Nice sig gif, I wouldn't mind slapping that kid either...

I got a chance to use everything I have at the same time backed up with my basic 1.5K Marine force in a 4k game against Dakka's Alex Kolodotschko, click there or be sqaure!

Clicky .

Preview Pics:







Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/26 13:47:30


Post by: RandyMcStab


In the FACE..

Will hope to finish the report today..

Here are some shots if the finished Prometheus who makes his debut in the above report..



Not a great pic but I did some extra weathering on the dozer blade..



There is some heat damage on the inferno nozzle too,



I used repeated washes of Regal Blue, Liche Purple and black, then re edged the weapon in chainmail..



Side shot..some extra detailing..



Couldn't help myself...



Rear got a bit gunged, the goo is on the top of the barrels as well..The 'stop me...' is perhaps redundant now I can't fit the 'Mr Whippy' nozzle....meh



Other side..



Right that's the lot, I will try to come up with ideas and then finish my Vanquisher..

Also I ordered some of these..



From Three Stage Studios (http://threestagestudios.blogspot.com) so we'll see what there like when they turn up...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/27 01:54:19


Post by: Rogue Wolves


those tracks are cool, interested in seeing how you use them


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/30 14:48:52


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks buddy, I hope they turn up!

BTW I have no finished the report, have a look, use the link.. Clicky .


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/04/30 19:29:52


Post by: dsteingass


The tank is great man! Great Weathering!

@ Mean Green- I especially lOVe the animated Gif of Geoffrey being slapped repeatedly


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/13 19:15:19


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!

Been quite a while but I haven't forgotten about the plucky guard.

I finally persuaded myself it would be ok to buy one of these puppies..



Thanks GW price increase!... I got it just before it went up to £70?! *EDIT* This was also my 500th image uploaded!



This will be my Colonel, if I were an IG HQ I wouldn't be running round the front with a sword, I'd commandeer the biggest thing around..For +25 pts there's an upgrade called 'Command Tank' which means everyone within 24" can re roll morale tests.



I'm adding another cupola too as I wanted a Heavy Stubber gunner.



In case you haven't been around this kit, It's really big. Do you like the hood ornament?

I plan to do lots of little conversions on this bad boy, the above stuff is all very preliminary, hence bluetack cap etc.

Anyhoo see what you think, I'll post up some more pics soon, I started greenstuffing the details today..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/13 19:26:45


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


As usual, more excellent work from you. I especially like the crew members. Might I suggest, if you feel intrepid, to give them Hellhound guy a scarf, balaclava, or other kind of face protection due to the heat from the flame cannon? Might be a cool touch on that or future models.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/13 19:54:29


Post by: DiDDe


Real nice army you got here!
Looking forward to see the shadowsword painted!

I just bought one myself. It's a second hand purchase tho.. But i got it for just around £30 and it's in very good shape too!

The prise for those super-heavys is way to high :/

Anyways! Good luck with it and keep up the great work!
I'll be sneaking around on this thread from now on.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/13 20:01:24


Post by: Briancj


And to think I used two of these kits to build my Ordinatus!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 04:09:03


Post by: Rogue Wolves


tank called Promethius.. hmm wonder where you got that name from? And very interested in seeing you paint that tank!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 11:32:52


Post by: RandyMcStab


DiDDe wrote:

Anyways! Good luck with it and keep up the great work!
I'll be sneaking around on this thread from now on.


Feel free, pull up a lasgun and join in! Thanks for the praise!


Veteran Sergeant wrote: Might I suggest, if you feel intrepid, to give them Hellhound guy a scarf, balaclava, or other kind of face protection due to the heat from the flame cannon? Might be a cool touch on that or future models.


The above unpainted crew are for the Shadowsword, the Hellhound crew are sensibly hiding inside the tank. I will do a cap for the officer and I was thinking of adding a scarf/cravat too...I've done a lot of GS headgear throughout this force, they don't make enough cap/beret heads!

Briancj wrote:And to think I used two of these kits to build my Ordinatus!


Nice self plug there Brian! Seriously you should check out his Ordnatus, it's massive!

Rogue Wolves wrote:tank called Promethius.. hmm wonder where you got that name from? And very interested in seeing you paint that tank!


Thanks, I was so disappointed by the film I considered renaming it! But still he stole fire originally which is still cool...




Automatically Appended Next Post:
I have done some more on my Paskquisher too..





I don't think you need a degree in latin to translate this..



Tiger tank? Points deducted for anyone who says that it's "GRRRRRRRRRRRRReat!". I'm still not sure about it and plan to redo/tidy the text up. I was thinking of moving the crown onto the tigers head at a jaunty angle?



Muddied up the sides and added more details

It's still not finished really, but getting there..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 14:51:37


Post by: Briancj


RandyMcStab wrote:[
Nice self plug there Brian! Seriously you should check out his Ordnatus, it's massive!


Well, you know, pimpin' ain't easy.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 15:11:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


As long as I can have some Falchion Missile support in my next game....


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 22:16:39


Post by: Rogue Wolves


RandyMcStab wrote:

Rogue Wolves wrote:tank called Promethius.. hmm wonder where you got that name from? And very interested in seeing you paint that tank!


Thanks, I was so disappointed by the film I considered renaming it! But still he stole fire originally which is still cool...


I saw the film as well and was disapointed ( it didnt suck, but there was only really 1 tense moment for me, and there was virtualy no payoff ) , but i like the name, just if someone asks if its because the movie, you can say common man know your mythology! and then mutter to yourslef "what happened to people in this day and age? )


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/14 22:51:44


Post by: DijnsK


nice!
i usually dont really like guards, but these are pretty cool!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/15 10:39:19


Post by: RandyMcStab


@ Rogue

Yes pretty much that I think.

@DijnsK

Thanks, hope I can convert you!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/15 11:47:10


Post by: lipsdapips


Fantastic project, I love ultras and this is a really awesome idea for an army, it's given me inspiration!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/15 14:13:18


Post by: Briancj


RandyMcStab wrote:As long as I can have some Falchion Missile support in my next game....


No problem.

1) Bring an apocalypse template.
2) PM me for my cellphone number.
3) During your game, you will need to SMS me a picture of the game table, and where you want the missile to land.
4) I will SMS back the scatter die rolls.
5) Apply template.
6) SMS me a picture of the results.
7) Giggle.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/16 01:56:51


Post by: Rogue Wolves


^brian i like the =][_,= banner, seems you have gotten the cat pirate one


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/16 11:41:32


Post by: DiDDe


Rogue Wolves wrote:^brian i like the =][_,= banner, seems you have gotten the cat pirate one


LOL!!! that's hilarious! xD


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/16 14:51:32


Post by: RandyMcStab


Briancj wrote:
No problem.



I'll hold you to that!, might be a time difference issue...

@Rogue: Ok, now you have to explain CATPIRATE to me..

More Shadowsword coverage:



Hood ornament, complete with coup-de-grace bullet hole and industial rivets holding it in place.



Chain thing, for chaining stuff...it's from the old vehicle accessory sprue, I had to remove a section and drill out the link bit to fit it back in. Also gave it a slight bend.



Spare wheel, in case of puncture...



I've also been considering updating my bases from the mid 90's style to a more comtempory brown and static grass deal. I am thinking 'Graveyard' rims and 'Scorched' sand with a 'Bleached' drybrush, then small bits of static grass and maybe some clump foliage...I used this on my Medievals and liked it..



It'll be a big job (over 100 infantry) but I think it might be worth it as people often say my old school basic basing lets my stuff down..

Any thoughts?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/16 17:37:15


Post by: Rogue Wolves


nice additions to the tank


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/16 23:12:29


Post by: Rawson


RandyMcStab wrote:
I've also been considering updating my bases from the mid 90's style to a more comtempory brown and static grass deal. I am thinking 'Graveyard' rims and 'Scorched' sand with a 'Bleached' drybrush, then small bits of static grass and maybe some clump foliage...I used this on my Medievals and liked it..



It'll be a big job (over 100 infantry) but I think it might be worth it as people often say my old school basic basing lets my stuff down..

Any thoughts?


I would agree that your current bases are a bit lacking, and would benefit from some TLC. I don't think it would take so long, as you don't really need to undo anything, just redo over the top.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/17 02:00:11


Post by: dsteingass


Yes, the new texture paints may take quite a bit of work out of it. Definately get rid of the Goblin Green rims. I love the tank additions man! The skull with industrial Rivets is great! The Road Wheel brackets are awesome, and your tow cable is a bit short, but looks great!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/17 12:00:23


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah the tow cable is more cosmetic than utilitarian.

I actually rebased an entire platoon yesterday..I'll do some pics later hopefully..

I have more pics of further Shadowsword detailling..



Replaced the giant super heavy smoke launchers with 2 sets of normal ones, also a handle on the small panel behind the front set of launchers.



Tool stowage on flank, improved the axe after this pic, trimmed it slightly



Various kit bags hanging off turret on same side..



Turret gunner is built..Space Marine turret ring with old style Chimera doors and Heavy Stubber..



Cut the details off the floor below..this has now been GS'd flatter..



Which can be seen a bit here. Also stowage on the roof, extra ammo for the HS, these where made of of HB ammo boxes off the heavy weapon sprues. The fuel cans I've had lying around for years probably from a tank kit..



Colonel, pre cap..with sandbags and binocs



HK missile added to LC sponson..



Little targety gubbins off the Armoured Sentinal roof...



Blast damage with hasty battlefield repair job..

That's nearly all the detalling done, just some tweaks here and there..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/17 16:12:18


Post by: dsteingass


Nice Superdetailing Randy! All the stowage and little details really add to this kit! -All that space is just begging to be used!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/17 16:12:24


Post by: RandyMcStab




Here's a quick shot of the new basing, lighting is a bit naff, we've had no sun (ever).

Better?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/17 16:13:48


Post by: RandyMcStab


dsteingass wrote:Nice Superdetailing Randy! All the stowage and little details really add to this kit! -All that space is just begging to be used!


Ta!

Yeah it seemed to be a blank canvas asking to be filled up with tools and crates!


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Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/18 16:42:33


Post by: Lone Cat


RandyMcStab wrote:In the FACE..

Will hope to finish the report today..

Here are some shots if the finished Prometheus who makes his debut in the above report..



Not a great pic but I did some extra weathering on the dozer blade..



There is some heat damage on the inferno nozzle too,



I used repeated washes of Regal Blue, Liche Purple and black, then re edged the weapon in chainmail..



Side shot..some extra detailing..



Couldn't help myself...



Rear got a bit gunged, the goo is on the top of the barrels as well..The 'stop me...' is perhaps redundant now I can't fit the 'Mr Whippy' nozzle....meh



Other side..



Right that's the lot, I will try to come up with ideas and then finish my Vanquisher..

Also I ordered some of these..



From Three Stage Studios (http://threestagestudios.blogspot.com) so we'll see what there like when they turn up...


And what will you use this track bogie for? meow?
1. new vehicle design
2. artillery carriage


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/18 16:46:47


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


That turret ring works so much better for IGuard than Space Marines. That gunner actually looks like he can fit through that hatch, lol. I eliminated those from my Space Marine army simply because I couldn't reconcile the fact that there's no way for the Marine to actually pass through the hatch.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/18 18:41:24


Post by: Briancj


Faces and Bases, my friend. Faces and bases.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/18 20:31:33


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Trogdor!

This is one of the better IG projects I've seen in a while. Maybe because I'm partial to the color schemes you are using, but there's no mistake that your skill stands out as well. Very well done.

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Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/18 21:26:50


Post by: RandyMcStab


Lone Cat wrote:
And what will you use this track bogie for? meow?
1. new vehicle design
2. artillery carriage


2. The order has been delayed massively and I've been in touch with the very nice man off of the webstore and we're trying to sort it, hence stonking delays :(

Veteran Sergeant wrote:That turret ring works so much better for IGuard than Space Marines. That gunner actually looks like he can fit through that hatch, lol. I eliminated those from my Space Marine army simply because I couldn't reconcile the fact that there's no way for the Marine to actually pass through the hatch.


I never really noticed that size problem before..and I do have one in my marine army...that'll bother me now, at least no ones actively using it!

Briancj wrote:Faces and Bases, my friend. Faces and bases.


Quite. People have been on at me to leave the early 90's in my basing and I've finally relented, still have a soft spot for good old Goblin Green.....

Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:Trogdor!

This is one of the better IG projects I've seen in a while. Maybe because I'm partial to the color schemes you are using, but there's no mistake that your skill stands out as well. Very well done.

Subbed!


Thanks a bunch, I've noticed your votes on my pics before ta!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/19 00:11:17


Post by: Rogue Wolves


I think being half blind made me late on the (Trogdor is on your tank!!!) moment.... well better late then never right?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/19 00:39:31


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:Trogdor!

This is one of the better IG projects I've seen in a while. Maybe because I'm partial to the color schemes you are using, but there's no mistake that your skill stands out as well. Very well done.

Subbed!

Have to thank you for pointing that out, as I have missed it somehow, and now seeing it has made my day, lol.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/19 04:28:29


Post by: Briancj


Early 90's bases should be used with early 90's miniatures.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/19 06:44:28


Post by: lipsdapips


Coming along very nice, want to see this bad boy painted!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/19 15:30:05


Post by: c9805222


Just finished catching up with this blog. Really enjoyable, excellent work (tiger face is great but not grrrrrreat).

Thanks for sharing.

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Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/20 16:52:12


Post by: Young_Logan


c9805222 wrote:Just finished catching up with this blog. Really enjoyable, excellent work (tiger face is great but not grrrrrreat).

Thanks for sharing.



Second that, really like and there is so much here

Young Logan


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/20 22:43:42


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


I'm fairly sad to see the old basing going (and not envying you redoing the army... armies? you redoing the marines as well?!?) but... With the new look, It will look a lot less visually arresting on the usual dark and grimy 40k tables, when the goblin green could divert the eye from the model it's self.


That Shadowsword is looking lovely. I'm looking forward to some massive freehand artwork on that!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/26 19:25:38


Post by: RandyMcStab


Rogue Wolves wrote:I think being half blind made me late on the (Trogdor is on your tank!!!) moment.... well better late then never right?


Glad you liked it!

Veteran Sergeant wrote:
Have to thank you for pointing that out, as I have missed it somehow, and now seeing it has made my day, lol.


Great I love to spread a little joy...through the medium of tanks...and uber geeky references...

Briancj wrote:Early 90's bases should be used with early 90's miniatures.


I do have some, the Ratlings and some of the officiers are all Rogue Trader era..

lipsdapips wrote:Coming along very nice, want to see this bad boy painted!


If it ever stops raining it might get undercoated...I am nearly done with the GSing, started the cap today..

c9805222 wrote:Just finished catching up with this blog. Really enjoyable, excellent work (tiger face is great but not grrrrrreat).

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks! I need to finish that actually...

Young_Logan wrote:

Second that, really like and there is so much here

Young Logan


Cheers! hope you pop back

MeanGreenStompa wrote:I'm fairly sad to see the old basing going (and not envying you redoing the army... armies? you redoing the marines as well?!?) but... With the new look, It will look a lot less visually arresting on the usual dark and grimy 40k tables, when the goblin green could divert the eye from the model it's self.


That Shadowsword is looking lovely. I'm looking forward to some massive freehand artwork on that!


Well I've very little time to waste on toys but I'm about half way through rebasing the Guard...not too bad really..I'll do some pics when I get the chance..Yes I'll do the Marines too, they need to match for big games and of course the new allies rule.....

I don't know what to paint on the Shadowsword yet..I'll get it basecoated and I'm sure something will occur, probably nothing too huge just some honour/kill markings...

I've been away so not had time to answer your comments, I've been trying to catch up with all my internets..I'll try to get on with stuff and do some more pics over the next while but I'm relitively busy ATM so might not get too much toytime..

Got my 6th ed WD today, cautiously optimistic about the rules...will see how they pan out, might need to dust off my RT Astropath to be my mage..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/28 13:08:19


Post by: RandyMcStab


Cheers!

Here's a few more shots..



First two layers of GS'ing done on the Colonel...still need a cap badge (unsure what to do) and I was toying with the idea of goggles around his neck al a Rommel kind of look..

The'Re-basing-ning' is progressing,



Here's the 'Assault' Platoon all rebased, I've also done one of the AC Platoons but have yet to get any photos..



I think it is ultimately better..



Here's some of the command echelons half done..

Got to go see y'all next time!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/28 13:32:05


Post by: Briancj


It is much better! Congrats!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/28 15:00:38


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


New bases look like the kind of place I'd imagine the IG winding up in. Great job!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/29 01:37:33


Post by: DiDDe


Some rommel-style googles on that colonel would be awesome imo!

Also, the new bases looks just great.

keep it up!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/29 02:53:30


Post by: dsteingass


I think you should stick with the winged skull badge, keep it relatively consistant, but man, looks awesome! The goggles are a go methinks too!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/29 06:43:17


Post by: Rogue Wolves


oo the colonel is looking cool, really nice posing, and good gs work


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/29 09:33:43


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks for all the comments,

I am thinking skull with wings or laurel wreath ATM for cap..

Would like to try goggles but worried they might go wrong..

Will see how it goes, hope to get a 6th ed game on sunday! (probably with the marines though) might do a little rep if we get the chance..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/06/30 10:27:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


I was thinking maybe these type of goggles..



Pic actually of Rommel, would cover up all cap insignia however..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/01 06:55:19


Post by: Rogue Wolves


those i think would be cool goggles to have


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/01 09:29:25


Post by: RandyMcStab


Good



What d'ya think? I think I'll add tiny bits onto his epilettes (to paint gold) and call in done, after a bit of trimming here and there to smooth it out..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/01 14:43:30


Post by: Veteran Sergeant


I like it. He looks very grizzled and yet with a bit of nobility and distinction.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/01 17:17:14


Post by: DiDDe


omg! that turned out better than i expected! :O really great work there! it's nice that you could make it with both the emblem(?) and the googles!

I say it again. Great work!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/02 15:01:56


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!!

I hope to get time tomorrow for final tidy ups and some small details/fill ins.

I had my first knock about game of 6th ed on Sunday as well.

I used Marines against Alex's Nids, neither of us used Bastions or Aliies type crazyness. Mine was the exact list I used throughout 5th against anyone and everything, Alex slightly tailored his list with 6th in mind (Flyrant!). I had no Psycher and he swapped 'leach essence' for Biomancy and swapped for 'Smite'.

I may do a Batrep but it looks like my home pc HDD just failed...............I doubt I can scrape enough time at work so will just give my impressions here..

His advance units; Infiltrating Stealers and Hormies, had a much harder time covering ground to reach my units, I flew my Assault squad at a depleted 'Stealer unit and shot it right up with a flamer and a well placed Frag, when the 3 survivors charged my unit in retaliation I 'Wall of Death'ed them to oblivion..The other unit of stealers, denied a previous charge by dodgy rolls for distance and casualties being removed from the front, finally assaulted a unit of 6 Devs who shot 3 with Overwatch and then went first in combat (no frags on stealers) and slew the remaining 3...These are just some incidents across the game and really show how an army like his is really struggling now, I am sure he will find his feet more and his is an extreme example (weak Nid book, he prefers Claw units over Gun ones) but I was surprised how different it was.

His Flyrant was amazing until we noticed you can force them to crash! Any HITS (not even wounds [but you are only hitting on 6's]) force them to make a 'Grounded' roll which is a 3+ save, if failed, they immediately crash and take a str9 hit with no saves! His Flyrant was trying to Smite my termies (ineffectively) and their asscan forced him to crash basically in my deployment zone where the close combat specialist Devs shot it to oblivion..

I look forward to another go especially with the IG but shooty Infantry seem to be very effective indeed, a standard tactical (FL&ML) for instance can move some troopers but leave the ML in place so it can fire at full effect, this allows everyone to get into rapid fire range and the flamer to maximise it's coverage, the sarge (with his pistol and so only 1 shot) can lob a frag instead. All the kills are then removed front the nearest making it harder to assault. Then assuming your opponent makes the roll to charge, the tack squad all get to rapid fire, including a krak off the ML (albeit all only hitting on 6's) as well as D3 hits off the flamer. Then strike first in Melee (if you're occupying terrain). Obviously other armies don't suffer as much as 'light' nid units but still...strewth..

Edited to make it more legible




Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/08 22:35:21


Post by: RandyMcStab


Hi

I've not been able to post much recently due to still buggered home PC and various personal issues. I have still found time for (and solace in) some modelling however..

I've finally finished my Vanquisher with Pask equivalent (not that I usually run it as such)..



I've uploaded various WIP pics already, here's a 3/4 shot..I added the blue kill marking to the barrel to further tie into the existing look of the Russes (Russi?), and the legend on the front is just visible (I have already posted a pic of this) it reads 'My Armour is Contempt' in Latin (according to Google Translate), though someone pointed it out it probably should read 'I have contempt for your armour...'.



Side shot, tidied up the power warning sign, posted before..



Detail on 'nose art'. Changed this from the previously posted version, moved the crown and redid the text..It continues the slight (some would say not slight) German and WWII themes in my force. The King Tiger was a famous German tank, famed for it's ability to trash other armoured vehicles (I fully expect everyone to already know this BTW it's just in case) and the tank commander has certain overtones which I commented on before..



Other side....



Eventually came up with a name, different font to the others to show he's a man apart..the Plasma sponson has a witty comment that could have been scrawled by a guardsman that is also a remark on the facepalm idea of vehicle mounted plasmas 'Getting Hot'?? in 6th Ed.



Logo to denote his 'Ace' status..



Another shot of 'Pask' (I've posted him before), haven't changed much, some slight tweaks..

That's the lot! I'll post up some details soon, what do you think?



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/08 23:03:13


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Have been reading the updates but haven't posted in a while. The work you have been doing is excellent and I'm particularity impressed w/ your most recent work, the freehand is amazing. The shading and depth (like the border on the Ace marking) is intense and impressive.

Great work all around. Sorry about the "Gets Hot" rule in 6th Ed. It's GW's way of saying "Thanks for buying all our tanks over the last few years. Sorry the suck now. But hey, we have Flyers and those don't suck! Go buy those!"


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/08 23:35:49


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks for the praise, I think free hand stuff is what I do best really, Ive not done masses for this army yet, been ploughing out the mans, now they're mostly done I can spend time on nice projects like this, mostly.

I think the whole flyer thing will blow over, especially when codicies start getting the 'flakk' type of ML ammo mentioned in the rulebook, I've got my (unfinished) Valk and that will do me...

Thanks for reading


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 00:20:26


Post by: Rogue Wolves


the tiger detaling is great, and I love the goggles you did on pask, much better than the single band


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 09:25:06


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!

Yeah what's with the 'Jordi LaForge' band that comes on that head?



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 10:29:11


Post by: dsteingass


Great looking Executioner Randy! Again, the freehand is awesome work!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 10:55:16


Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks!

The more I look at the 'King Tiger' text the more it makes me think of the Coca Cola font.......



"Hey buddy nice tank you got there..hmmm.....thirsty..."


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 11:20:52


Post by: Hmelrose


RandyMcStab wrote:Good



What d'ya think? I think I'll add tiny bits onto his epilettes (to paint gold) and call in done, after a bit of trimming here and there to smooth it out..


Love your GS work and the details on the tanks are top notch!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/09 15:02:15


Post by: RandyMcStab


Ta dude..

Started this guy I had lying around since it was current....



Blurry pic sorry (he might be doing anti surveillance). I've always liked this Rogue Trader Astropath and thought I'd use him as a Primaris, I don't like the current model (I think he looks like Paul Daniels). I can drop the MoO and a PW Commissar and put this guy in a Blob instead and gain 5 pts, In larger games (1500+) it'll be easier to find room. If he's near the CCS Standard the blob will still have rerollable Ld 9 (without the Sarg sniping!) but will lose Stubborn :(.

They will gain a crazy space wizard however and with 2 Biomancy spells he could do alright, a CC buff could make him slightly hard (unusual for the Guard) and other spells have a nice mix of unit buffs, low AP shooting (die marines), and hexs (-1 T to the enemy is great for IG).



This is bult now (MwaHAHAHAHhahhhahhA), I have forced myself to push it back in the painiting queue however as I won't be able to deploy it for a while...

Still nothing arrived from 3 Stage Studios :(

I have now completely rebased my entire IG army (finished last night) OMG I see static grass when I close my eyes...I would like some Barbie wire (and I've come to realise I'm too Lazy to make it) and some tufts but my FLGS was sold out...will see what they get in this week..

I'll start to take some pics of the rebased stuff as opportunities present themselves..

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Post by: RandyMcStab


Hiya

Managed to finish off the Astropath/Primaris, see what you think..



WIP shot..



Finished, finally got some tufts and have been adding them to my whole force..







Bah his face isn't quite in focus for any of those, still you get the idea..

Just made myself a 'wet palette' (not a euphemism honest) and plan to try and make myself finish the Stormtroopers...

See ya later


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/14 19:42:58


Post by: JB


Those green stuff details on the tank commander are wonderful. How are you smoothing your GS? Some of it looks really smooth and some of it looks kind of rough or uneven.

??



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/15 12:30:37


Post by: RandyMcStab


The roughness is usually because of the repeated 'tooling' of and area like the goggles, it'd be hard to smooth that out without trashing the edges. Other times when I glue an area of GS on, I do try to as otherwise it can just pop off with a drop etc, the superglue causes it to cure too quick before it can be smoothed out. This happened to the right sleeve (as we look at it).

I did go back over some areas and tidy them up and after painting it will be less obvious/invisible.

To smooth an area I usually pat it with a finger if it's a large area such as sandbags or cap tops, smaller bits I find harder and often get wrong but I wet an implement (I do 90% of my sculpting with a scalpel blade) and drag it across. After an area has cured you can trim it too.



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 11:02:03


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yo

Been doing work on my stalled Stormtroopers, (I normally use them as Grenadiers however..)





They're supposed to look intimidating and impressively equipped to contrast with the regulars. I started their 'Silver' areas off with 'Chainmail' instead of 'Boltgun' so they look flasher..the use of gold further points out these guys aren't grunts..



The jumpsuits are highlighted with shadow gray, the armour plates with codex gray to differentiate them slightly..the armour plates had a neat wash with (the original GW) black ink to make it shiney..





I think they're coming on ok, I've done the shoulder insignia on these guys now..and started basing (novel to not have to re-base..)..more to follow (when I get a chance)..

Off to see 'Ministry' tonight with some buddies, gonna be a blast from the past, maybe get a game against my mates Eldar tomorrow as well...

Keep the faith brothers..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 11:15:36


Post by: JB


Nice stormies! Makes me want another squad of them...which is an impulse that I must resist.

Really like the indicator lights on them as well as the visor reflection on the guy with the flamer. Those reflective dots always give me trouble.




Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 11:50:26


Post by: RandyMcStab


JB wrote:Nice stormies! Makes me want another squad of them...which is an impulse that I must resist.

Really like the indicator lights on them as well as the visor reflection on the guy with the flamer. Those reflective dots always give me trouble.




Or at least wait until the fabled 'Stormies/Veterans' boxed set is released!

Thanks!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 13:53:14


Post by: dsteingass


I've been waiting 10 years for those plastic stormies!

Great work on the Kasrkin, the black highlighting looks great! Just codex gray washed with black ink? no color-mixing?


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Post by: RandyMcStab


I look forward to them too..

I painted the panels black then washed with black ink (old stuff) which drys to a nice shiny finish. Then the panels were edge highlighted with a mix of black and codex gray, and then another with more codex..

The Jumps suits got no inkwash and 2 hightlights of a black - shadow gray mix (which is blue-y) and the 2 areas do look different, not so much in these pics however..

I made myself a little wet palette as it's a pain when these mixes dry out half way through, it's insane, the paint is still wet 2 days later! Well worth it for this sort of slow application highlighting..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 14:07:40


Post by: dsteingass


How did you do the wet pallete? I can NEVER mix the same color twice..ever


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Post by: RandyMcStab


I have some pics, I'll upload em, sec


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Any kind of tub will do, pref with a lid..



Measure a section of 'cellulose' cloth and cut out, i just rested the bottom on the cloth and cut round..



Doesn't need to be a perfect fit or anything, but slightly smaller is better than too big..



Here's one I made earlier...

On top of all that rest some greaseproof paper and when the sponge is dampened you're ready to go! You don't want water on top of the paper or sloshing about, just a damp environment. One of the reasons I stopped with the Stormies is because I go sick of the mixes drying, not a problem anymore..

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Post by: Wh40kPicasso


Original ideas. I like it. Subbed.


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Post by: rustproof


just done reading the whole thread, i normaly hate the heretical ultramarines but yours are cool, the tiger is the best free hand ive ever seen.

subbed!
keep up the good work..


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 16:01:53


Post by: TH3FALL3N


Those storm troopers look absolutely awesome dude! Keep up the good work on your army, its inspiring!!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/16 20:19:57


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


^ what everyone else said. Stormtroopers are ace! Great job! Especially like the 'gem' effect on the eyes.


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Post by: MeanGreenStompa


The Stormtroopers turned out great! Simple scheme worked well.

Ministry!!! you say? Was AMR there and did it, therefore, turn out to be NIN?


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Post by: RandyMcStab


TH3FALL3N wrote:Those storm troopers look absolutely awesome dude! Keep up the good work on your army, its inspiring!!


Thanks, nearly finished these first 5 and made some inroads to the next 5..

Skalk Bloodaxe wrote:^ what everyone else said. Stormtroopers are ace! Great job! Especially like the 'gem' effect on the eyes.


Thanks!, glad you lke em

MeanGreenStompa wrote:The Stormtroopers turned out great! Simple scheme worked well.

Ministry!!! you say? Was AMR there and did it, therefore, turn out to be NIN?


Yes she was (with her new tiny Latina GF!, which was funny as Julian turned up....................) I think she's looking really well too..
I thought I was the only one who remembered that...as Jon/Luke/Henry didn't seem to register it, whilst I found it hilarious...
They were really good after the 1st hour of just playing new stuff that was very generic thrash really, they did 50 mins of Psalm 69 era stuff....which was awesome, there was moshing


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/18 14:03:22


Post by: rustproof


Those ministry guys must be old by now.


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Post by: RandyMcStab


Oh Yeah..

Still got about without zimmers however...


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Post by: rustproof


good to hear they still going, considering some bands they influenced have got old and stopped playing..more fire to those chaps.


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Post by: RandyMcStab


They dropped off my radar with 'Filth Pig' (an album, not a 'practice') and not really missed em. They actually split in 2008 and reformed for the 'Relapse' album.

Doesn't seem like I missed much going by what I heard at the start of the gig, old stuff still sounds ace however.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/19 11:45:56


Post by: RandyMcStab


S'up

Finished the 1st 5 of these puppies...







Did some heat damage on the flamer here, washes of Liche Purple, Regal Blue, Brass and then Black.



Logo's done, 'The Corps is Mother, The Corps is Father'...



Group shot, the other shoulder pad has the number '71' (it's easy to paint!), it's in numbers instead of numerals to differentiate from the grunts as these guys are supposed to be Inquisitorial Stormies..

Still a way to go on the remainder...

See ya soon..



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Post by: JB


Sweeet! Like the pads on those guys.

I will also write down that heat damage method. I may want to use it later.





Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/19 19:23:48


Post by: Nightfall


Wow... this is some mind blowing stuff, well done


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Post by: RandyMcStab


JB wrote:Sweeet! Like the pads on those guys.

I will also write down that heat damage method. I may want to use it later.





Thanks, I think more than one wash of each is best, let them dry fully as well, I didn't do either of these things....and might revisit..

Nightfall wrote:Wow... this is some mind blowing stuff, well done


High Praise, thanks a lot!


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Post by: Briancj


I demand that your Primaris Psyker looks like Walter Koenig.


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Post by: Wh40kPicasso


I demand reduced price in GW mini's!


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Post by: RandyMcStab


Briancj wrote:I demand that your Primaris Psyker looks like Walter Koenig.


I was thinking of doing a 'Master of the Fleet' as him, spiffy uniform and a PPG, I think the rules would suit his behind the scenes machinations better than blowing stuff up..are there any 'Not
Bestor' models already out there?

Wh40kPicasso wrote:I demand reduced price in GW mini's!




I'll see what pressure I can bring to bear on GW.....


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/20 18:15:14


Post by: Briancj


No real B:5 minis I'm aware of, other than starships and starfighters.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/20 22:04:58


Post by: RandyMcStab


Bah,

I had a quick look on Hasslefree, whom I thought would be the likeliest contender but no dice...


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Post by: Wh40kPicasso


Troops are looking good. keep it up!


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/21 23:29:24


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


Yes, I remember AM shouting 'MINISTRY!!!!' on a squidgy black night in The Venue, it was you and me sipping pints as I recall, and that hot bisexual girl with long blonde hair who's name I've forgotten (ellie maybe?), who's face I ended up eating at the end of the night. If the others were about, they were on the dancefloor when it happened.


that freehand logo is looking boss, did you outline with black or is is all black and then again with the gold over the top?


Also, apparently Harlequin Miniatures did a B5 range, heres a pic of some.


http://www.oocities.org/babylon_5_toys/harlequin/index.html

Very out of date pages though, although I seem to remember Black Tree Design bought many of the casts, let me know and I can ask Dean about it.


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/22 09:59:44


Post by: RandyMcStab


Ellie Sunshine *sigh*...

Yes ask about Bestor as the model looks nice (from what I can make out from that tiny pic) I had a look on eBay but nada...

I painted the symbol in black and filled in the gold, drew the line at shading the said gold however..



Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/23 01:03:25


Post by: Joshua Von Wolkestadt


I've just read through the whole thread, and you have some really nice stuff going on! I admire your GS work, as I am just starting out with it. Do you have any tips? Anyway, I have subscribed. Definitely looking forward to more of this! By the way, I love the converted Commissar! Do you know if he has committed any executions yet?

Also, you seem to be one of a few Imperial Guard generals left that don't field their veteran armies in Chimeras with melta-guns. I respect that.
Kudos to your Sir. *salutes*


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Post by: RandyMcStab


Thanks! Glad you liked it!

With GS i'd say just practice really. 2 good points however:

Leave it for a while (5-10 mins based on ambient temp) once mixed as it'll be super sticky and hard to work with.

Make sure whatever you're sculpting with is wet so the GS doesn't just stick to it. You can (and I do) get sets of tools but I do 90% of mine with just a scalpel balde.

I've rebased said Commissar now I'll try to get some pics up when I get the chance, I think he's only capped 1 Sarg so far, *fingers crossed* Ld 9 is pretty good and when near a standard you can use that re-roll instead

Thanks for the kudos, I really dislike that whole mech vet thing, IG should be about big Infantry formations backed up with some scary (but inaccurate) tanks and specialists (snipers, mounted vets etc) all watched over by Commissars...
/

Anyhoo *Salutes Back*


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/23 14:52:07


Post by: Joshua Von Wolkestadt


RandyMcStab wrote:Thanks! Glad you liked it!

With GS i'd say just practice really. 2 good points however:

Leave it for a while (5-10 mins based on ambient temp) once mixed as it'll be super sticky and hard to work with.

Make sure whatever you're sculpting with is wet so the GS doesn't just stick to it. You can (and I do) get sets of tools but I do 90% of mine with just a scalpel balde.

I've rebased said Commissar now I'll try to get some pics up when I get the chance, I think he's only capped 1 Sarg so far, *fingers crossed* Ld 9 is pretty good and when near a standard you can use that re-roll instead

Thanks for the kudos, I really dislike that whole mech vet thing, IG should be about big Infantry formations backed up with some scary (but inaccurate) tanks and specialists (snipers, mounted vets etc) all watched over by Commissars...
/

Anyhoo *Salutes Back*


Thanks for the reply. The GS tips should come in handy here and there! ... When it comes to the Commissar, only one?; not bad.
I quite agree with you, when it comes to the structure of your army. It fits much better with the Guard fluff and image. After all, it is said that they expend lives at the same rate as they do so with ammunition!


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Post by: dsteingass


I'm taking a basic GS class at GenCon, because the stickiness drives me nuts and takes forever and pisses me off because I don't know what I am doing with GS


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/23 15:48:36


Post by: RandyMcStab


I guess Rivets are more you're speed?

Certainly isn't slowing you down, your stuff looks great.
I'd be interested what they tell you at the class, let me know if you can be arsed


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Post by: RandyMcStab


Cool dude.

looks like Three Stage Studios are ripping me off. I still haven't receive the 'replacement' dispatch either and sent another email asking about refunds and now ominous silence :(
It was only $20 or so at least...

There was a thread about his shop on Dakka and it seemed pretty split between people happy with his service or really not.

So it seems like I'm in the market for some track bogies again..pity as the nicest I've seen were by 3SS.

Zinge do a nice set of build it yourself ones but I want 6 sets which would be £60 from them!? I'd rather have a Baneblade thanks...

http://www.freewebstore.org/Zinge-Industries/Modular_Tank_Tracks/cat658642_929443.aspx

Ramshackle do some nice ish sets too, I'm looking at 'Track 2' which would be a more reasonable £10 or the 'Grendal' at only £7!

http://shop.ramshacklegames.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25_43

Know of any other contenders?


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/31 13:58:29


Post by: Skalk Bloodaxe


Sorry to hear you might be ripped off. That's a horrible feeling regardless of how much you spent. It looks like I might have to contact eBay for the first time in 3 years, item isn't showing up and seller isn't responding.

I understand that life happens and things can get a bit out of control so I always try to offer the benefit of doubt for as long as possible. But not responding to any inquiry? That's just bad business practice.


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Post by: dsteingass


You are right, for the price perhaps a Baneblade kit would be your best option. You'd have lots of nice bitz left over for sure...


Randy's Ultramarines 3rd Co. & Macragge PDF (IG), Yarrick Finally Complete, Pics Abound!  @ 2012/07/31 19:46:35


Post by: RandyMcStab


Yeah it sucks, I'll send one more email asking for a refund (it's past time for a paypal escalation) then write it off and bad mouth him all over the internet

But my loss is Ramshackle's gain, I ordered 3 sets of these track bogies...



They look a bit well ramshackle but I think they'll still be ok for guard. I plan to make a version of Rapiers (mount a lascannon between then) and then use them as a Lascannon battery..



I also noticed this little beauty and couldn't resist it, only £7!, I thought it'd make a sweet little Salamander scout car...

So we'll see if these guys deliver!



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Post by: Nowlan


I like the look of the GNU assault carrier for use as a chimera.


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Post by: Rogue Wolves


youve got to be kidding me.. you got that car for £7!?! If it turns out to be a good kit, I think I'm going to pick some up, those look easily convertible to 40k style!


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Post by: lone dirty dog


Rogue Wolves wrote:youve got to be kidding me.. you got that car for £7!?! If it turns out to be a good kit, I think I'm going to pick some up, those look easily convertible to 40k style!


They need a little cleaning work mind but most of their stuff is quite cheap, their resin always looks sticky to me