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My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/15 23:28:38


Post by: zahnib


Those reds are looking really nice! Bummer about autocorrect blowing out your whites. A red glaze could be nice, bring some of those deeper balck recess shades closer to red.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 02:51:43


Post by: Theophony


Yep, those reds are sweet .

I have that old Minotaur. I hated trying to assemble him. It was way back before I started to pin models and glues didn’t hold worth a on that large of metal models.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 10:44:29


Post by: Fifty


So not many people are lucky enough to ever get something like this...

A picture of my wife and I, drawn by John Blanche...



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 11:24:26


Post by: Stevefamine


Amazing! Family friends?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 14:43:47


Post by: amazingturtles


Aw, that's really neat!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 15:03:01


Post by: monkeytroll


Very cool!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 15:30:08


Post by: Viterbi


That'll look very cool on the wall!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 15:54:49


Post by: Theophony


That’s a great momento .


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/16 22:46:50


Post by: youwashock


Sweet!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/17 10:24:29


Post by: Fifty


Looks a lot like me, but nothing like my wife!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/17 21:44:50


Post by: zahnib


That's a rad hairdo you've got


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/22 16:55:09


Post by: Fifty


I am not a big fan of the Hexwraith models (though, strangely, I am a fan of the Black Knights that share the kit) so I decided to order ten extra Dreadblade Harrows from the Mortal Realms magazine. My plan is then to buy ten Grimghast Reapers and swap the swords from the Harrows with the scythes from the Reapers, giving me some Hexwraiths and some Bladegheists.

For now, I dont' have the spare scythes, so I turned a spare Glaive from the Glaivewraith Stalkers Drummer into a scythe. I haven't bothered greenstuffing any extra haft, as this is a proof of concept rather than an actual finished version. I also added a bit of smartened up skull-on-chain from an old Chaos kit, and a plain skull to replace the helmed skull of the Dreadblade Harrow.

Do people think I have done enough to make it look like a Hexwraith instead of a Dreadblade Harrow?



Actual versions;


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/22 19:12:32


Post by: Nevelon


Thematically there is a lot of overlap between the units. I think what you have put together is a great expression of the hexwraith. But it looks like a quick weapon swap for the Dreadblade.

Now as you are going to be fielding them as a unit, and not a HQ I think that will help avoid confusion. And if you are not fielding both units at the same time, there would be no confusion.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/22 20:33:58


Post by: theCrowe


Looks the business.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/22 22:12:09


Post by: Captain Brown


Fifty,

Neat personal memento from John Blanche.

On the conversion...is it riding a dead horse (check), is it undead (check), does it have a big scythe (check)...I think you have your answer.

My two cents,

CB


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/23 09:41:18


Post by: Fifty


Thanks all.

I think if I switch the Dreadblades to plainer bases that match the Knight of Shrouds and keep the Hexwraiths on the original bases, then paint the steeds slightly differently, they should look different enough.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/23 09:44:50


Post by: inmygravenimage


I think so. It's clear what you're trying to do, and it's a nice conversion.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/24 10:57:28


Post by: cygnnus


Nice conversion. I did the same thing... I don’t like the Hexenwraith models either. I also found that you can swap the Dreadblade Harrows riders with minimum effort to creat a bit of variety...



Valete,

JohnS


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/24 13:02:46


Post by: Fifty


Yes, seeing them painted makes me more confident too.

Perhaps I should buy the actual Hexwrith kit but build the Black Knights and use the leftover scythes for this, same as you.

I've experimented with swapping riders already and certainly think it is the way to go. Knowing you've done it and did not encounter unexpected problems is good.

Cheers for the pics.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/24 13:22:03


Post by: cygnnus


There’re some more “in progress” pix in my gallery, if you’re interested...

Good luck with the conversions. I was very happy with how easy they ended up being and how (relatively) well they came out.

Valete,

JohnS


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/26 11:41:14


Post by: Fifty


I painted up my second unit of Executioners Scouts. Again, I have not loved painting these, but I think they look pretty good once done.

It just occurred to me that I did not add any blood yet, but here is a photo anyway.




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/27 06:32:23


Post by: Viterbi


Those executioners look great. Sorry to hear you don't enjoy painting them, but the result is worth it!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/30 16:33:46


Post by: Fifty


I always like to make a little pilot hole before I start drilling out a barrel or similar.



Unfortunately, after a LOT of years of use, the tip of the compass I had been using finally lost its tip and was no longer quite sharp enough. Unless I wanted to wait to get one delivered, I would have to make my own!

I took a safety pin, and used pliers to twist off the safety bit, and partially unfolded the safety pin. Then I drilled a hole next to the graphite of a small IKEA pencil. Next, I used a small saw and a knife to put a groove in the end. The snapped end fits down the hole in the end of the pencil, and the groove holds the coil so that it won't rotate. Finally, super glue.

Tada!

Now I can safely drill out barrels again without risk of going off-centre! Hurrah and huzzah!





My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/31 13:54:21


Post by: Fifty


A third squad of scouts...




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/31 14:00:16


Post by: JoeRugby


Great Scouts Dude


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/31 15:51:44


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


The sarge is especially good!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/05/31 19:41:08


Post by: inmygravenimage


Do you know it would never have occurred to me to use a compass? I'll be stealing that.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/01 07:31:34


Post by: Fifty


Cheers Joe and Gwyn. I wasn't sure about the sergeanr until the end, but I fancied doing something a bit different and was pleased how he turned out.

As for the compass, I originally started using it out of desperation that I couldn't find anything better. The hardened tip turned out to be perfect though, and I used it for more than ten years until it lost its tip. The safety pin is not quite as good, as it is too fine, but it'll do for now, and I am already finding it useful for other things too.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/01 18:03:06


Post by: gobert


Cool scouts, their cloaks look really nice. Neat trick with the compass to start your holes too. *goes to find a compass*


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/01 19:26:15


Post by: Viterbi


That‘s a. eat tool you build, just needs a swedish name Scouts are looking great!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/02 08:43:49


Post by: Fifty


 Viterbi wrote:
That‘s a. eat tool you build, just needs a swedish name Scouts are looking great!


I shall name it PUNKTA!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/02 11:11:19


Post by: zahnib


That's a neat head-swap on the scouts. Also, do you always drill your barrels after painting?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/02 13:22:43


Post by: Fifty


 zahnib wrote:
That's a neat head-swap on the scouts. Also, do you always drill your barrels after painting?


No, I always drill barrels before painting. I was just using that model as an example. It is one that had just arrived from an eBay purchase and was most conveniently located.

And wow, that headswap on the scouts... you would not believe how much hassle that was. It should have been easy, but was almost impossible to get right, due to getting rid of neck from the heads, and cutting space into the shoulders for the to fit. Hell, my Wraithlord conversions took longer, but were easier.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/03 03:43:57


Post by: Captain Brown


Fifty,

I would never have thought to use a safety pin to make a small punch.

Cheers,

CB


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/03 05:07:51


Post by: zahnib


 Fifty wrote:
 zahnib wrote:
That's a neat head-swap on the scouts. Also, do you always drill your barrels after painting?

No, I always drill barrels before painting. I was just using that model as an example. It is one that had just arrived from an eBay purchase and was most conveniently located.
And wow, that headswap on the scouts... you would not believe how much hassle that was. It should have been easy, but was almost impossible to get right, due to getting rid of neck from the heads, and cutting space into the shoulders for the to fit. Hell, my Wraithlord conversions took longer, but were easier.

Oh I see, that makes sense. I was going to say that's an interesting way of doing it! Haha

They look great! Worth the hassle I think


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/07 17:40:57


Post by: Fifty


I finally finished a lieutenant. Not an amazing paint job, but as these models become a bigger group, I am hoping they will have an impressive overall look.

The gold looks a lot better in person than it does on here.





My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/07 19:48:47


Post by: inmygravenimage


That looks proper space knight in shining armour. Cracking.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/07 21:01:03


Post by: Not Online!!!


Fancy lad right here!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 13:03:39


Post by: Gitsplitta


Love that. The texture on the armor... was that something you did or did it just happen?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 14:12:35


Post by: Fifty


 Gitsplitta wrote:
Love that. The texture on the armor... was that something you did or did it just happen?


It is semi-accidental, semi-deliberate.

I sprayed sliver, washed in thinned down contrast paints and then dry-brushed. The texture came from the drybrushing. I knew I'd get a texture, but not how it would come out.

You can see it on the speeders below too. I actually think that I have accidentally made a nice halfway between the original camo pattern Executioners and the newer metallic ones.

I've now completed the rides for the axe scouts.

First Speeder




Second Speeder





All of the boys together. I may not have enjoyed this painting process - it felt very mechanical. I know these aren't "well" painted because I was there when I did it.

However... I bloody love how these look now they are done.




As a quick note, here is a photo from near the end. I had four multi-meltas missing their fuel cannisters. I have a lovely stash of rods, tubes, I-beams, etc, and "The Choppper". I managed ot assemble some replacement parts to make use of these. Although multi-meltas are no longer in the codex, I don't plan on using this list competitively, so none of my friends will care that I have used an Index option.



I have a Crusader squad coming soon, and followed by two more not long after,


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 16:36:44


Post by: youwashock


They do look pretty sweet. References plenty of "small cart covered in maniacs" pop culture memories. Nice save on the meltas, too.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 16:54:42


Post by: Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll


Those look amazing


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 21:06:21


Post by: inmygravenimage


Speeders look excellent, fabulous balancing act.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/11 21:21:26


Post by: Fifty


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Speeders look excellent, fabulous balancing act.


Magnets


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/12 17:03:08


Post by: Gitsplitta


That's brilliant Fifty.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/13 15:03:56


Post by: gobert


It may have been a chore to paint them, but the results certainly look great!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/20 16:51:07


Post by: Fifty


Five man Crusader Squad ready for action. I wasn't sure about the colour of the helm, but I am used to it now.

The other heads are very old Anvil Industry ones, as are the axes and loincloths. They haven't been available for ages.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/20 16:53:49


Post by: General Kroll


Love the landspeeder storm. One of my favourite SM models.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/06/22 17:45:33


Post by: Fifty


Thanks General.

I am going to need an Emperor's Champion fairly soon, so I started converting one. I like the whole bare-arm vibe of the scouts, so I went that way again...



I like that the chains-on-axes theme continues, I like that he has the same style of chest plate as my crusaders... and I like the fact he definitely isn't Kharn!

I have also got a bunch done on a couple of Crusader squads.




I also have something big in the works... more to come soon.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/05 18:41:39


Post by: Fifty


So, I haven't done a lot of proper painting, but I've been doing some building and undercoating.

I got hold of this Caestus second hand. I'm not entirely sure whether it is genuine. Good chance it is a recast. It had already been desprued, and a little bit of cleaning done when I bought it. It was a bastard to put together. Lots of boiling water to straighten, pinning bits and greenstuff sculpting rather than just filling. Still, it looks okay now, and FW don't even sell them anymore, so this is likely to be my only one. I originally planned for it to go with my Astral Claws, but it just fits my Executioners too well.




I also built and undercoated a third Typhoon Land Speeder to go with two I did ages ago. I don't think any of them have been seen here before though.



And I got myself up to three Drop Pods, all undercoated.



The arrival of 9th and associated points changes have messed up my plans a touch, but that can always happen. I'll build some Company Vets and Sternguard Vets out of Mk2 armour, but until I see points costs I can't work out the ratios.

I've decided to put together a Scouty type Captain to use as a Vanguard Phobos Captain. The Primaris Keyword won't make any difference to the way I plan to use him, and it means I can start with an HQ on the table.I will probably make him out of a Sgt Telion, if I can get one for a decent EBay price.

I also put together a Missile Launcher scout to go with the Sniper guys. Haven't got a hooded head though, and can't win any auctions on EBay for a reasonable price, so he is waiting to be completed.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/06 15:06:23


Post by: gobert


Maybe not proper painting, but you’ve certainly been busy. You’re executioners are going to be highly mobile! Good luck with the next stages


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/06 15:31:46


Post by: endtransmission


What hooded head are you after? I can have a look through. my bitz box


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/06 16:11:41


Post by: youwashock


The CAR is a cool model. Looking forward to seeing it done. Drop pods, too.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/06 20:43:26


Post by: Fifty


 endtransmission wrote:
What hooded head are you after? I can have a look through. my bitz box


Pretty much any hooded Dark Angel head would do the job. It would be very helpful if you could find one.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/07 08:55:05


Post by: Viterbi


Those crusader squads look great, the heads are absolutely But, if I read correctly, they aren't available anymore? They would fit nicely on the new Space Marine models that are coming with 9th.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/07 09:45:26


Post by: Fifty


Not available, no. :(

I might ask Joel if he has any lying around still!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/09 20:56:48


Post by: Fifty


So, I had a spare drop pod...

I decided to try something...

Looks pretty ordinary at first, right?



But... starts to look a bit different now...



But why...

Hey, now a dreadnought fits.... kinda!



It fits inside!



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/09 21:46:47


Post by: theCrowe


Fantastic! Nothing beats dropping a dread into the thick of it. And now you can do it with the added coolness of it actually arriving onto the table inside the pod. The only way this could be cooler is if you had a little speaker set in it to make the noises for you. Excellent work, love it!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/09 23:47:53


Post by: JulietTango343


That is absolutely terrifyingly awesome. Well done!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 01:09:48


Post by: posermcbogus


Very stylish scouts, and I love the kharn conversion - love some swole marines who don't use armor! Dredpods are the bestpods - great work.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 01:52:45


Post by: youwashock


Special delivery.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 08:47:04


Post by: inmygravenimage


Really like that. Bit of a squash and a squeeze, reminds me of baymax


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 08:57:28


Post by: Viterbi


Nice one! It's a tight squeeze but the more will the heretics be surprised, when he steps out of the pod


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 16:30:51


Post by: gobert


That’s a nice snug fit on the dread pod! Nice one fifty!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/10 19:50:13


Post by: Fifty


Ha, I'm glad everyone likes it!

Endtransmission was kind enough to send some hooded heads for me to do a couple more conversions.



I want to put the head on a scout, so I decided to use a few tools to hollow it out.



Next I carefully cut the face from the front of a scout head.




The head will go on this chap. I might not even use him very often but it will give me some flexibility on points for building lists in 9th. Either a weapon upgrade, or an extra body on the table.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/11 08:21:06


Post by: gobert


Nice face swap, pretty dedicated to hack out the helmet, but it looks like he’ll be sporting a hooded cape quite nicely!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/11 09:13:19


Post by: endtransmission


Oh nice work on the hood! They have been sitting in the bitz box for about 10 years... so someone should get some use out of them


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/11 09:21:56


Post by: Fifty


 endtransmission wrote:
Oh nice work on the hood! They have been sitting in the bitz box for about 10 years... so someone should get some use out of them


It is much appreciated. It would be daft to have one guy without a hood!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/11 18:01:14


Post by: Captain Brown


That was some extensive surgery on a very small part of the model.

CB


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/12 05:37:02


Post by: Viterbi


That's dedication and very successful face transplant. (Cue Nic Cage: "I want to take his face... off!").


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/12 08:35:56


Post by: theCrowe


Nice work. Face transplant seems to have worked pretty well. Hope it looks well altogether for you.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/12 12:00:01


Post by: amazingturtles


Yes yes, a very successful surgery! It looks like he will recover well.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/13 20:28:52


Post by: Fifty


Thank you kindly, everyone.

I put him together;



Today is my birthday, so I treated myself to some bitz.

I am pretty certain that from one or both of these I can build some pretty awesome HQ Scout Marines without needing any Phobos armour parts.




I also bought this badass. Originally, I planned to turn him into bits, especially his gun. On reflection, he is way too awesome to not build stock. I just need to decide whether to use him as an Executioner. I might use him as a Mantis Warriors Captain, but use Phobos armour rules. He seems too neat and tidy to fit with my Executioners.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/13 21:37:05


Post by: amazingturtles


Happy birthday! Those are some fun bits. I look forward to seeing how you turn the football fellows into marines


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/13 22:28:15


Post by: youwashock


Happy Birthday!

Have fun smashing those two kits together. Look forward to the results.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/14 06:58:48


Post by: inmygravenimage


Woo! Birthday! Is that a bloodbowl team you're using as the base figs?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/14 07:56:08


Post by: Fifty


 inmygravenimage wrote:
Woo! Birthday! Is that a bloodbowl team you're using as the base figs?


Thanks gents.

Yeah, Blood Bowl. I reckon I can add some detailing and some green stuff to create some pretty decent scout-esque armour. It is a struggle tondecide which position to use though. I'm leaning towards Blitzer at the moment and might use a catcher for a grav-chuting lieutenant and a thrower for a grenade-lobbing lieutenant.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/14 08:10:21


Post by: maxwin


Hats off for the intricate surgery, amazing attention to detail!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/14 10:30:04


Post by: zahnib


Happy birthday!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/14 13:08:37


Post by: IGtR=


Interesting stuff - I too will be interested to see how the BB and Necromunda models will transform into something Space Marine-y


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 06:17:29


Post by: Viterbi


Congrats on getting a year older and the birthday treat Excited to see how you can do scouts out of those models.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 09:43:54


Post by: Fifty


Thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone.

Typically enough, I barely used ANY of the bits shown for my Scout Captain build. Still plan to use them eventually though.

Instead, I used the legs from a Necromunda Goliath Forge-born that a buddy posted to me. I found a very nice chest plate and scraped away the Imperial Eagle, leaving just a skull in the centre. I sculpted the back to make it look roughly like a Scout. It'll need some sanding still, and maybe a teenesy bit more GS, but I have the rough shape pretty close. I used the arms from the Chaos Marauder kit (How useful is that kit, by the way? The actual models look like crap when assembled as they should be, but they are a gold mine for kit bashing) and a cut the arm from a Scout bolter. One of the shoulder guards is nicked from the Scout heavy bolter, but the other I hollowed out from the remains of the arm I chopped off in the same way I hollowed out the hooded head. His head is one of the duplicate heads I was lucky enough to ger with my Vigilator (see previous photo) - not only do you get two heads on the sprue in the pack anyway, I got the sprue twice! One head has a tiny antenna snapped off, so maybe it was deliberate, but deffo a nice bonus!

So far, it is all just pinned and blu-tacced. In addition to the job already mentioned, I need to put on an extended barrel/suppressor and some pouches. Not going to worry about a cloak. Although there are still los of bits to do, I am very happy with the overall posing of this guy.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 09:45:26


Post by: Not Online!!!


haven't been here in a while, missed a lot of goodies.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 11:13:06


Post by: Nevelon


Happy belated birthday.

Scout captain looks great as a base. Needs bling appropriate to his rank though!

Going to do a whole scout command squad?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 12:19:15


Post by: Fifty


 Nevelon wrote:
Happy belated birthday.

Scout captain looks great as a base. Needs bling appropriate to his rank though!

Going to do a whole scout command squad?


Well I bloody well have to now, don't I? Thanks a lot, you git.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 12:30:52


Post by: Nevelon


 Fifty wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
Happy belated birthday.

Scout captain looks great as a base. Needs bling appropriate to his rank though!

Going to do a whole scout command squad?


Well I bloody well have to now, don't I? Thanks a lot, you git.




If it makes you feel better, I’m currently painting a phobos chaplain I kitbashed to ensure the 10th company has the correct amount of faith and zeal.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/15 20:02:18


Post by: inmygravenimage


That's a fierce kitbash


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/17 10:29:00


Post by: Fifty


Thanks IMGI.

I realised something - I think I am subconsciously trying to reproduce this guy from the original Rogue Trader rulebook; the feel of him, if not the exact sense of him.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/17 13:49:33


Post by: inmygravenimage


Excellent. an army of these please.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/17 22:12:50


Post by: gobert


Sweet kit ash fifty, he balance the stature of a Captain and the ruggedness of a Scout really well. I can’t wait to se him all painted up!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/17 22:47:17


Post by: Fifty


I've been fiddling a lot more this afternoon...

This scout bolt gun has a barrel/suppressor thingy made from plastic rod. I also "turned" it a bit on my "Chopper" to put a groove in it. The magazine/clip is from a genestealer cults autogun. I don't like it in the picture. Might need replacing. The sight has a bit of rod which I cut off a short disc and then cut in half to make a mount. I now wonder if it needs a stock too?

The arms are from the Chaos Marauders kit. I think they originally held a flail. They have been pinned in position. Needs a little sanding on the greenstuff, but it is not too bad already. The shoulders had to be cut down to allow the pads to fit.



The main body has been pinned and reinforced between legs and torso. One of those shoulder pads is the one that comes loose with the Heavy Bolter from the Scouts box. The other was the solid arm the gun was on. I drilled it out with a very thick drill and carved at it with a craft knife. I need to choose a pistol and which packs to glue on. The axe is also from the Marauders kit, with any arrows removed, though I spot it is not perfect. It might be too big to suit the model anyway though.



I think I am happy with the greenstuff on the back.



Here is a more complete build with a temporary head. I have another head on the way from EBay that I hope will work.




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/19 09:55:13


Post by: Viterbi


Those kitbashes are amazing and you are evoking the feel from that cover art. And Bolters with surpressors look damn good and fit the scout aesthetic perfect.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/21 20:46:17


Post by: Fifty


Thanks

I found the perfect head for it too. I already had it on my Champion model!



Also been painting test schemes for my Primaris marines. Can't decide between Howling Griffons or my Storm Lords successors (who, of course, are White Scars successors)

Using this method, I think the Whirlwinds probably look better, but on the table, both look good.

I will probably do another Howling Griffon tomorrow starting over a pink base layer.





My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/21 23:10:45


Post by: inmygravenimage


Ooft. Lovely Griffin. I've been using the pink method lately too, feel like I'm late to the party...


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/22 12:27:19


Post by: Fifty


Okay, totally off track this week! I need to paint my Executioners characters, but I can't get into that careful painting mindset, so allowed myself a tangent.

These two models represent the start of a SMALL force of Mantis Warriors. I've long planned to have all four of the Badab Secessionist chapters available to me. The Lamenters are my first and painting them takes a long time. I will probably keep adding to them forever. The Astral Claws are easy to paint, so I have a huge force planned. I already have loots built and painted that I have never even posted here. You'll see them once my Executioners are done. My Executioners will top out at arund 2000-2500 points, but each is a custom build Not a single model in that army so far is unmodified, except for three drop pods. They are therefore a long slog! These Mantis Warriors wil all be stock models, unconverted and top out at around 1000-1500 points...

I have had about 45 marines and a Mortis Contemptor lying around for a couple of years because they are already painted Averland Sunset. I've long had a plan to turn them into Mantis Warriors using washes. I think it needs two washes, not just one...

I think Gitsplitta needs to tell me what to do! Gits, two washes, or one?



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/22 12:28:35


Post by: Fifty


Damnit, accidental post...


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/22 21:40:48


Post by: Captain Brown


Fifty,

The one on the left, when looking at the screen, with the darker Green is two washes correct?

Two washes.

My two cents,

CB


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/22 21:59:56


Post by: Fifty


Yeah, that is what I decided too, in the end. I've knocked out ten of these today. They look good held up next to images in Imperial Armour. Five need more green on a couple of spots, but that is it. No bases yet, but they won't get anything fancy, so it won't take long.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/24 06:22:57


Post by: Viterbi


Mantis warriors look cool, interesting color scheme. And a good head on your latest conversion, really fits perfectly.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/24 06:43:02


Post by: inmygravenimage


I like it a lot. Mantis warriors were always masters of stealth, there's probably a couple hiding in everyone's blog


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/24 11:41:10


Post by: Gitsplitta


Sorry for being late to the party. Two washes!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/24 11:50:50


Post by: Nevelon


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I like it a lot. Mantis warriors were always masters of stealth, there's probably a couple hiding in everyone's blog


I thought it was a requirement to blog here. I know I’ve got one lurking.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/26 20:17:02


Post by: Fifty


So, I've done a quick two day blast and started on my Mantis Warriors. It has been quite liberating to blitz and army where I genuinely don't have the same standards that I normally apply. I've also found a reciipe which, purely by accident, looks great. In my opinion anyway.

I started with way more than this, but sold some Centurions for a good price. I stripped some bikes and a drop pod as I did not see them as part of this force. I have a yellow rhino too, but can't decide what to do with it.

This force will come to around 75PL or 1500 points. If I don't get there, I'll add a few more bits, but I'd be happy to stick at 1500 points. It guarantees we'll have some Mantis Warriors for a series of Badab campaign weekends with strict chapter restrictions Arbitor Ian will be organising once lockdown relaxes, and all of it will be useable in Zone Mortalis for boarding missions, which is also necessary. As I will have 30 Tac Marines and 10 Assault Marines, I will probably add 10 Devastators if I add anything, as that would make a nice thematic demi-company.

I haven't painted any chapter symbols yet. I want to blitz the painting and leave them until last. I think I can paint something acceptable, but want to establish the correct painting order and practise a bit. I have also ordered a mountain of 32mm bases, and will be painting them on a very plain sand base. They should arrive in the next couple of days.

I will run them with -1 to hit at long range (or whetever the 9th Ed version is) and +3" range to help the Sternguard and flamer dudes out.



This Tac squad has three guys left who need a second wash and some detailing.


This Tac squad has seven guys left who need a second wash and some detailing.


I will take advantage of the shading already done on these guys to relayer the Averland Yellow, then add the black stripes for the Tranquilty Sniper Veteran look. I will also extend the bolter barrels and consider using my few remaining scopes to make them look even better.

I will magnetise the Kheres Assault Cannons in order to give me options. Don't know if I will ever use them.


The top five will be Vanguard Veterans. I will PROBABLY give them the same paint scheme as the Sternguard Tranquility Sniper Veterans. Unless anyone has better ideas that won't be complicated?


These remaing yellow guys will probably make a third Tac Squad. The metal dudes are from various assorted EBay job lots and date from Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition, I think. They'll be painted last. I will make a lieutenant in the mean time from plastics.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/26 21:42:17


Post by: Nevelon


That escalated quickly!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/27 09:01:41


Post by: gobert


Wow! That’s some solid progress on a sizeable force! The scheme looks really good and pretty straightforward too, perfect for a quick job. I like that you’ll be fitting the tranquility scheme in, even more so for using it to differentiate the Sternguard and Vanguard. You’ll be done by next weekend at this rate!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/27 09:47:12


Post by: Theophony


Those Mantis just sneak you on you don’t they . Great start to the army.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/27 14:44:59


Post by: monkeytroll


First you spy two humble Mantis Warriors just bimbling along, then suddenly there's fifty of the fethers with support....


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/28 08:49:36


Post by: Viterbi


Ok, that is a quick painted army and still looks really great. That color combination is quite striking and really fits these old sculpts.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/28 13:58:57


Post by: Fifty


Thank you everyone for your comments. More of them to come soon, much progress has been made.

In the meantime, that Crozius Arcanum is immense! Who could possibly need such a comically-oversized weapon?!




Automatically Appended Next Post:
So, today became DREADNOUGHT DAY!!!

I did a first pass on the Mantis Warrior Contemptor. More importantly I magnetised the arms. The base is the only one I've done so far, as my 32mm bases have not turned yet. As promised, it is super-simple. I will need to do some work on the yellow as it is too big an area to be left as just an undercoat on this model. Later, I'll build him at least one close combat arm alternative.




The rest of the day was spent on finally doing my Executioners Chaplain Venerable Dreadnought build. It is just a blu-tac fit right now, but I am very happy with it so far. I will be doing skulls in the recesses of the chest plate, like the faceplate on an Astral Claws one I did previously.






My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/29 06:29:58


Post by: inmygravenimage


I do love a comedy dreadnought build, excellent indeed!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/29 19:25:06


Post by: gobert


Today is a good day, because today is a dreadnought day! Chaplain Dread already looks great and heavily Skully, he’s going to look insane with his side panels filled with skulls


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/30 06:30:11


Post by: Dysartes


Quick note, Seventy - the Apothecary in your group of random metal dudes for the Mantis Warriors is from the Command Squad box, which I believe came out in early 3rd edition. The 2nd edition Apothecaries used one plastic arm, like the Techmarine and Chaplain in the same group.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/30 08:08:43


Post by: Fifty


Hmmm... that is midly irritating, especially as I just swapped out the two Rogue Trader librarians for what I think are 2nd Ed librarians. I am just using up models in my collection though, so I don't think I am bothered enough to buy a new model especially for this project. The plastic marines themselves range from 3rd to 5th edition, so not too stressed out about it.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/30 09:07:25


Post by: ListenToMeWarriors


Love how you "accidentally " started doing a Mantis Warriors force like that. The twice washed green looks great over the yellow, a really nicely done shade. It even looks great on the larger armour panels of the Contemptor, and that is not always the case.

The Chaplain Dread conversion looks great, that is my favourite Chaplain head in the Marine range and looks grand in the relic dread body like that.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/30 16:36:58


Post by: Fifty


I've been very, very careful about trying to do the green in one smooth coat only on the largest panels of the Contemptor. Even with that care, it is far from perfect, It'll do though.

I can't even remember what model that head is from, but it is an awesome one!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/30 17:35:55


Post by: inmygravenimage


I can feel myself accidentally slipping into white scars. You're not helping with your accidental mantis warriors!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/31 07:23:49


Post by: Dysartes


 inmygravenimage wrote:
I can feel myself accidentally slipping into white scars. You're not helping with your accidental mantis warriors!


You'd think all that white armour to paint would be a sufficient deterrent, wouldn't you?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/31 18:17:56


Post by: Fifty


So, I finished the second Tactical Squad just now. I think they look pretty good all lined up. Look closely at some of the individual models and you'll wince, but who cares, they'll look fine on the table. Still no bases yet, so they are blu-tacced to 30mm bases and will get transferred to sandy 32m bases, same as the Dreadnought, as soon as I get the chance.

The progress is despite the fact I spent yesterday digging a trench and filling it will rubble, then today power-spraying my old concrete patio and fixing the rubble in the trench with concrete ready to lay a proper bed and put patio slabs down on Sunday. Then on Tuesday, I will then be setting up my four sawhorses with some lengths of wood between them to support 2'x2' boards and play a game of 9th edition outdoors in the sunshine. This army will be my "outdoor" army. It will be transported in old ready meal/takeaway plastic tubs. I suppose I will probbaly varnish it eventually. Makes no sense not to, as it will be getting plenty of abuse.The models in this post will add up to a PL of 25, enough to start a Crusade Campaign.

The Contemptor is no further along, but I also have unshown progress on the Tranquility Snipers. They are the only unit getting special treatment - extended barrels. The barrels are cut, drilled, and ready for pinning to the weapons. After that, they'll be tougher to paint than the current models, but should not take long. Another Tac squad and five Vanguard Veterans and another HQ should then get me to 50PL.





Getting there with this squad. Quite a bit of work has gone into getting them to this state!


This will be a Lieutenant with Jump Pack. More work needed than the rest, but I am confident I will have him ready for Tuesday,


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/07/31 22:30:58


Post by: kavika0311


You’re flying through these guys! They look good together.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/01 09:27:08


Post by: gobert


These guys look great en masse, perfect for an outdoor army. They’ll need varnish, with the UK “summer”!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/01 17:51:07


Post by: Fifty


I decided I wanted a jump pack librarian at 25PL instead of a lieutenant, so threw this guy together just now. He has just been undercoated!

I allowed myself a tiny bit of modelling as he is an HQ. Hollowed out part of the jump pack a touch to allow a better fit. Made an oriental-inspired blade from some old ones I had lying around. Cut a shoulder pad down to make it match the size of the metal ones.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/02 05:36:57


Post by: Viterbi


Nice conversion on the librarian, the sword really elevates the model.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/02 11:21:09


Post by: Nevelon


Is it just me/the pic, or is that plastic sword translucent? I wonder if you could preserve that by painting with glazes for a power field affect.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/02 19:50:09


Post by: Fifty


 Nevelon wrote:
Is it just me/the pic, or is that plastic sword translucent? I wonder if you could preserve that by painting with glazes for a power field affect.


Cheers Viterbi.

Nevelon, It is not translucent, but I am planning something a bit glazey. My current thinking is that I will paint it the same as my Eldar Warlock blades.



My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/03 21:35:32


Post by: Fifty


So, this Assault Squad and Librarian are definitely "Battle Ready". That means I have 25PL of Mantis Warriors in 13 Days.

Hence, this armies Crisade title will be "The Army of 13 Days" So named after achieving the subjugation of Baker System following the insurrection of the Church of the Amethyst Emperor, revealed to be a genestealer cult front.

Tomorrow, I will use them in my first game of 9th edition, starting a Crusade.




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/04 06:24:50


Post by: gobert


Impressive getting an army ready so quickly! Have fun with the Crusading


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/05 10:56:24


Post by: Fifty


Cheers gobert.

We played the Eternal War missions instead of Crusading in the end, but I took some photos;

I lost EVERY one of the six deployment and first turn roll offs! In the first game, I also had pretty appalling rolls generally, and was forced into some desperate options that did not pay off.

Throughout the afternoon, my pair of missile launchers only caused damage once! In this forst game, I was trying to deal with an Invictor Warsuit, which my friend proxies with a Russian Toy he has done a good job of making suit his army. It looks like something from Terminator to me! Trying to take out two vehicles was just too much for me to manage, with limited Heavy Weapons and not managing to trigger psychic powers for mortal wounds. I charged the Impulsor out of desperation, but achieved nothing.




In the second game, my friend took out his Impulsor and added Inceptors. I combat squadded my units for flexibility, even though he ws using the Attrition special mission. He landed up using his Invictor to sit on an objective shilst hiding from my missile launchers, which I think was a mistake. I sent over a Tac Squad to tempt him out, but he went back into hiding afterwards. I deep struck in my Assault Squad and librarian and almost wiped out his Inceptors. After that, I moved over to his Intercessors, and killed most of them in a single amazing psychic phase, and chased down the remaining Inceptor. All of his models are female Space Marines using Hasslefree Miniatures heads, though you can't really tell from these photos.






His Warlord had been sitting on an objective, and emerged as my Librarian would have come for him next turn anyway, but he could not get the charge off. That allowed me a pot shot with a Missile Launcher! It was the one and only time I did damage with a Missle Launcher all afternoon, but I got his general, despite the cover!



By this time, I could not lose mission 2.

In the third mission, I made the mistake of leaving my Tac Squad where his Invictor Warsuit could move and target them on turn 1. He killed all but one in a single round of fire, and the last died due to morale! My deep strike managed to take out his Warlord again, but I lost my Assault Squad to the same Invictor, followed by the Librarian, whose psychihc phase was not rolling hot enough this time around. His Inceptors took out a Combat Squad and gave him the game, as I was left with a single combat squad.

All in all, the terrain rules are complicated, but much better. The missions have a lot of book keeping, but enjoyable. Primaris Marines in general are good, Invictors are CRAZY good, and it is tough to deal with two vehicles at 500 points.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/06 00:01:45


Post by: zahnib


Nice write up Fifty and I love the accompanying battlefield shots, especially the last one of the Space Marine lining up his lucky missile shot


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/06 00:20:25


Post by: Nevelon


500 points is a rough spot. You never have all the tools you want. Looks like fun was had, and that’s the important thing!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/06 04:33:24


Post by: Viterbi


Gotta echo Nevelon, looks like a fun game and love your friend's Invictor count-as And has that one Reiver stolen Green Goblins hoverboard?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/06 07:31:13


Post by: Fifty


Oh yeah, he hates the Inceptor models so he uses Reivers on Dark Eldar Hellion hover boards!

He is a very tech-minded person, so he seems to enjoy converting. Not one of his armies is "out of the box". He hates painting though, so does a tabletop standard out of consideration for others, but doesn't agonise over each individual model, just makes an army look good. Which is fine, of course.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/07 12:26:55


Post by: Fifty


I'm no allowing myself much in the way of conversion for these fellas, and what I do needs to be relatively quick, but I've done a couple of things.

I turned these Tac marines into Sternguard Veterans by giving them lengthened barrels and scopes. They also give me some extra firepower for Invictus Suits! These lot get the veteran job purely because they came pre-washed and I am not doing any stripping. They'll get a layer of yellow, then the stripes to make them Tranquility Snipers. I MIGHT break my own rule and sort out the worst bits of flash, especially on the heads.





I used some leftovers from building droppods to make a Cyclone Missile Launcher for the top of my Contemptor. Only blu-tacced so far. I think I will wait a day or two before gluing to see if anything occurs to me, or if anyone suggests anything, but I think the core of the build is there.




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/08 08:46:50


Post by: gobert


I think you’re right to break your rules on flash removal, those heads on the tranquility boys aren’t great. The cyclone looks great, neat kitbash


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/10 05:00:21


Post by: Viterbi


The new barrels look cool, you have to love a boltgun with a silencer on
And good use of leftovers to build that missile launcher.


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/10 09:40:19


Post by: Fifty


During lockdown, my club has done a series of podcast style interviews with members and posted them on YouTube to help with the fact we can't meet up with each other.

Mine is the latest to go up, so here is the first part of an approximately two hour interview! I briefly mention Dakka at around the fifty minute mark, and again in the next part, which is not up yet.




My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/11 12:54:25


Post by: Fifty


Another squad of five done. The first of my Tranquility Snipers, who I will use as Sternguard.

I am very happy with the way these fellas turned out.



A foot-slogging Assault Squad, the Contemptor and another Librarian (on foot this time) are all making progress.

Edit: I already pulled the arms off of the one on the end and repositioned them!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/11 20:28:56


Post by: inmygravenimage


Very snazzy, I can hardly see them


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/12 04:48:18


Post by: Viterbi


They look so 80's (in a very good way) Nice work!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/12 09:41:17


Post by: gobert


Great job on the tranquility stern guard. I like the thought of a missile launcher being used as a Sniper rifle! I suppose Collateral Damage isn’t really a thing in the Grim Darkness of the far future! Mind you don’t lose them on the battlefield!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/12 18:03:53


Post by: Fifty


inmygravenimage wrote:Very snazzy, I can hardly see them

See who?

Viterbi wrote:They look so 80's (in a very good way) Nice work!

Exactly what I was aiming for, thanks

gobert wrote:Great job on the tranquility stern guard. I like the thought of a missile launcher being used as a Sniper rifle! I suppose Collateral Damage isn’t really a thing in the Grim Darkness of the far future! Mind you don’t lose them on the battlefield!

Well, the missile launchers landed up in there for two reasons. 1) Two of the missile launchers had the dark shade, so couldn't easily be washed green. 2) I need more heavy weapons in the army, and Sternguard can take two. Maybe the missiles are silent?


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/12 21:35:02


Post by: gobert


Yeah, silent missile launchers seems legit! Really takes soft launch to a whole new level!


My Blog - Tranquility Sniper Veterans 5-man squad finished. @ 2020/08/12 21:44:29


Post by: Fifty


Magic Space Marine Tech. They can do everything else!