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THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 10:50:41


Post by: Evil-D185





Introduction

The following project is based on a "Marine Expeditionary Force" but only in the size of a Rifle Company, anything ells would be a little to big.

The idea for the project started back in 2013 as I had the opportunity to buy a Dreamforge leviathian for just 42 Pounds. I was impressed by the modell that I went out and bought a whole army, the offered prices were just too good. I was lucky again a year later that the vendor was having a clearing out sale on all Dreamforge items and I immediately bought up all I could get and wanted.

In this project I am using a lot of different producers as I am not fond of the standard weapons that come along with the Dreamforge infantry.
Apart from that I have used a diversity of modern 1/48 scale models as tanks and other vehicles which I find suit the part quite well. To be able to make all the different weapon systems I wanted I used a lot of third party bits.

Each of the individual spoilers "buttons" will take you to the relevant model of that topic, instead of going through the entire thread to see the pictures. I will add more and more as time goes by and I have finished painting the models.

I would call this kind of project a "Near Future" type, imagine the future in about 50- 100 years . Weapon systems have changed over time but not in a too extreme Sci-Fi fashion. Artillery is more important then ever as the use of laser weapons on the battlefield has become more common, due to this Missiles and rockets have lost some of their usefulness.
Humanity has started to conquer our galaxy but only for the use of its resources.



"Near Future"

The world we live in has changed, the 3rd world war did not come and go as we expected it too. The war went on for many decades but only behind the scenes instead of a years of long open warfare.
The great nations of the world fought each other through third world countries, so called proxy wars.
Initiated uprisings and rebellions, conspiracies and deceptions were on a daily basis.
Pin point accurate stock market crashes took away nearly all the people had left, this drove the majority of the people into the dependency of the state and thus giving up their sovereignty.
A number of unbelievable cover-ups and deceptions were uncovered in USA of that time. This brought the USA into a 2nd civil war which went on for years.
This left the former super powers country and population destroyed to the ground.
After the population, in the name of protection and justice gave up their personal freedom and after they were robbed of their privacy, humanity started to revolt and turn against their governments.

But as Planed their was already a savior.
???




Ordo Draconis

The "Ordo Draconis", the first galactic expeditionary corps, 1st ironcore regiment, 7th battalion, company alpha will be the main focus point of my army.
A large part of our Earth is caught up in a "nuclear winter" I will try to show this on the bases the models are on. I have chosen the topic of a city battle as it fits perfect to the grey colour scheme I have chosen and I had the chance to use some of the really fantastic TT-C buildings.
First I wanted to use a different colour scheme then what was on the boxes but after seeing the amazingly painted miniatures from David Woods "Dwartist" my mind was set and it was done for me!



Picture by David Woods from the dwartist Blogsite

If you do not know the "Dwartist" you must have a look at his site, really great stuff there!

http://dwartist.blogspot.com/

As you can see the colour scheme will be a more natural realistic nature and not a fantastical colour pot.

I have chosen this Rifle company to resemble the US marine Corps rifle company because there is so much information out there about weapons, vehicles, unit sizes and so on.
Of course there will be deviations as I have added some modern weapon units and units.
I have a fable for gatling guns so you will see your fare share of them .
All in all the build up will be as follows:


Rifle Company Alpha
•Company Headquarters
•Company Commander (Commanding Officer/CO) - Captain
•Executive Officer (XO) - usually a First Lieutenant
•First Sergeant
•Gunnery Sergeant
•Property NCO
•Messenger/Driver

Rifle Platoon (3)
•Platoon Headquarters + 1 LAW
•Platoon Commander - Lieutenant
•Platoon Sergeant - Staff Sergeant
•Platoon Guide - Sergeant
•Messenger
•+1 LAW (Ligh Armoured Walker)

•Rifle Squad (3) 1x designated marksman 1x radioman 1x tech 1x Reconnaissance Drone. +1 each Rifle Squad 1 medic
•Squad Leader - Sergeant
•Fire Team (3)
•Team Leader/Grenadier - Corporal
•Automatic Rifleman - Lance Corporal
•Assistant Automatic Rifleman
•Rifleman/Scout

The colour separation will be, grey armour, yellow, blue or green left shoulder with a number on it 1,2,3.
Green for 3rd Platoon and 1.2.3. for each rifle squad.
Alpha green 1 would then be "Rifle company alpha, 3rd Rifle Platoon, 1st Rifle Squad".

Every rifle squad will have a medic and a LAW combat android. In times of peace or on camp the droid will take car of all the heavy duty work and logistics, while in combat he will be geared up to blow the gak out of you.
every rifle squad will additionally get a recon drone which will extend their operational capability.


Weapons Platoon
•Platoon Headquarters
•Platoon Commander - usually a First Lieutenant
•Platoon Sergeant - Gunnery Sergeant

Machine Gun Section (6 - M240G 7.62mm general-purpose machine guns)
•Section Leader - Staff Sergeant
•Machine Gun Squad (3)
•Squad Leader - Sergeant
•Machine Gun Team (2)
•Team Leader - Corporal
•Gunner - Lance Corporal
•Ammunition Man

LWCMS Mortar Section (3 - M224 60mm Light Weight Company Mortar Systems)
•Section Leader - Staff Sergeant
•Mortar Squad (3)
•Squad Leader/Gunner - Corporal
•Assistant Gunner - Lance Corporal
•Ammunition Man (2)

Assault Section (6 - Mk153 SMAW Shoulder launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon launchers)
•Section Leader - Sergeant
•Assault Squad (3)
•Squad Leader/Team Leader/Gunner - Corporal
•Team Leader/Gunner - Lance Corporal
•Assistant Gunner (2)



So I hope you will enjoy this and can not wait for your interaction and great ideas.

"Ooray"



Company Headquarters

•Company Commander (Commanding Officer/CO) - Captain
•Executive Officer (XO) - usually a First Lieutenant
•First Sergeant
•Gunnery Sergeant
•Property NCO
•Messenger/Driver

Company Headquarters Alpha
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At the moment I am not quite sure if I will use the standard infantry or the medium heavy "Valkir" infantry for the 1st rifle platoon.
As the 1st platoon should always be something special I am still tinkering with ideas for this unit, maybe just a different colour scheme.
That way I could use the medium heavy infantry as a separate unit, we will see.

So I will jump the 1st rifle platoon until I Have a better idea.



Rifle Platoon 1 "Yellow"

•Platoon Headquarters
•Platoon Commander - Lieutenant
•Platoon Sergeant - Staff Sergeant
•Platoon Guide - Sergeant
•Messenger
•+ 1 LAW (Ligh Armoured Walker)

•Rifle Squad (3) 1x designated marksman 1x radioman 1x tech and 1 Reconnaissance Drone. additional Rifle Squad 1medic
•Squad Leader - Sergeant
•Fire Team (3)
•Team Leader/Grenadier - Corporal
•Automatic Rifleman - Lance Corporal
•Assistant Automatic Rifleman
•Rifleman/Scout


Further pictures will follow





Rifle Platoon 2 "Blue"

•Platoon Headquarters
•Platoon Commander - Lieutenant
•Platoon Sergeant - Staff Sergeant
•Platoon Guide - Sergeant
•Messenger
•+ 1 LAW (Ligh Armoured Walker)

•Rifle Squad (3) 1x designated marksman 1x radioman 1x tech and 1 Reconnaissance Drone. additional Rifle Squad 1medic
•Squad Leader - Sergeant
•Fire Team (3)
•Team Leader/Grenadier - Corporal
•Automatic Rifleman - Lance Corporal
•Assistant Automatic Rifleman
•Rifleman/Scout

LAW 21 (Light Armoured Walker) " Big Ed"
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Platoon Headquarters Rifle Platoon 2 "Blue"
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Platoon Commander - Lieutenant                        Platton Sergeant - Staff Sergeant                                Platoon Guide - Sergant                                  Messenger - LCpl radio man






"Rifle Platoon 2 "Blue", Rifle Squad 1, Fire Teams 1/2/3"
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Squad Leader - Sergeant



Squad Medic


"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 1"
Team Leader and Tech with drone                          Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout designated marksman



"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 2"
Team Leader                           Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout





"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 3"

Team Leader                           Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout radio man



Further pictures will follow





Rifle Platoon 3 "Green"

•Platoon Headquarters
•Platoon Commander - Lieutenant
•Platoon Sergeant - Staff Sergeant
•Platoon Guide - Sergeant
•Messenger
•+ 1 LAW (Ligh Armoured Walker)

•Rifle Squad (3) 1x designated marksman 1x radioman 1x tech and 1 Reconnaissance Drone. additional Rifle Squad 1medic
•Squad Leader - Sergeant
•Fire Team (3)
•Team Leader/Grenadier - Corporal
•Automatic Rifleman - Lance Corporal
•Assistant Automatic Rifleman
•Rifleman/Scout

Further pictures will follow




Supports the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force commander by providing offensive air support, utility support, armed escort and airborne supporting arms coordination, day or night under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint or combined operations.

Crew: 2
Capacity: 2,620 kg of armament

Air to Ground support gunship.
Equipped with 1 Gatling gun 4 AGM Bunker busters, 4 AGM Tank busters and 2 19-tube rocket launchers

Dragonfly Gunship DF Z-12
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Crew: 2
Capacity: 2,620 kg of armament

Air to Ground support gunship.

Dragonfly Gunship DF Z-13
Pictures will follow

Heavy Dragon Punisher Gunship HDP Z-XX
Pictures will follow



The Viper squadrons are assigned to the Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force. Its mission is to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft under all weather conditions and attack and destroy surface targets in support of the Galactic Ironcore expeditionary forces.

Crew: 1

Air to Air superiority combat fighter
Equipped with 4 laser canons 2 long range AA missiles and 4 short range AA missiles
Dragon Viper DV-Z38 Red 1 Red Squadron "Red Leader" "The blue ghost"

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Crew: 1

Air to Ground combat fighter
Equipped with 2 laser canons 2 Bunker busters and 4 anti tank missiles
Dragon Viper DV-Z35 Red 2 Red Squadron

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Crew:1

Air to Air combat fighter
Equipped with 2 laser canons and 4 AA missiles
Dragon Viper DV-Z31 Red 3 Red Squadron

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Supports the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force Commander by providing assault support transport of heavy equipment, combat troops, and supplies, day or night under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations.

Crew: 4
Capacity: 38 fully equipped troops and 1 LAW. Or 3,360 kg of load

Rifle platoon Drop ship
"Star Dragon Dropship SD- 579"

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Rifle squad Drop ship
Eagle Dragon Drop ship ED- XXX
Pictures will follow


Rifle squad Drop ship
Eagle Dragon Drop ship ED- XXX
Pictures will follow


Rifle squad Drop ship
Eagle Dragon Drop ship ED- XXX
Pictures will follow



The drop ship's primary mission is combat search and rescue, infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces in day, night or marginal weather conditions. The drop ship provides the capability of independent rescue operations in combat areas up to and including medium-threat environments. Recoveries are made by landing or by alternate means, such as rope ladder or hoist. Low-level tactical flight profiles are used to avoid threats. Night Vision Goggle (NVG) and Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) assisted low-level night operations and night water operation missions are performed by specially trained crews.

Crew: 2
Capacity: Internally 12 troops and 1,200 kg of cargo , or 4,100 kg of cargo externally

1st Special Forces drop ship and unit
Special Ops Unit BD- 239 "The Balck Dragons"
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To provide combat power to the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force in the form of amphibious and/or Maritime Preposition Forces; conduct operations ashore utilizing maneuver, armor protected firepower and shock action in order to close with and destroy the enemy.
The First Tank Battalion is responsible to the Commanding General, 1st Ironcore Division for providing armored assets as well as anti-armor systems and staff expertise in their employment.

Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x 4 missile air defence system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-42

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Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x 4 missile air defence system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-XX

Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x Tank killer missile system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-XX

Crew: 4
Drones: 2

Command Tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 2x Tank killer missile system
Iron Dragon Command Battle Tank ID1-25

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To provide combat power to the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force in the form of amphibious and/or Maritime Preposition Forces; conduct operations ashore utilizing maneuver, armor protected firepower and shock action in order to close with and destroy the enemy.
The First Tank Battalion is responsible to the Commanding General, 1st Ironcore Division for providing armored assets as well as anti-armor systems and staff expertise in their employment.



Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Tank Hunter
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, Minigun, 1 H.E.L.Laser canon
Hunter Dragon Battle Tank ID2-86

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Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x 4 missile air defence system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-XX

Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x Tank killer missile system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-XX

Crew: 4
Drones: 1

Main battle tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x Minigun, 1x 12,5cm canon und 1x 4 missile air defence system
Iron Dragon Main Battle Tank ID1-XX




To provide combat power to the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force in the form of super heavy armor protected firepower and shock action in order to close with and destroy the enemy. Capable of engaging other super heavy units and titan class walkers.
The First Tank Battalion is responsible to the Commanding General, 1st Ironcore Division for providing armored assets as well as anti-armor systems and staff expertise in their employment.


Crew: 6
Drones: 3

Super Heavy Battle Tank
Equipped with a smoke launcher, dual annihilator 320mm heavy canons, dual heavy gatling guns, 1 Machine gun, 1 Gatling gun und 2 Tank Killer missiles
Titanium Dragon Super Heavy Battle Tank TD-666

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The mission of the 1st combat armoured vehicle battalion is to conduct and support all operations as required by landing and transporting to inland objectives the surface assault elements and their equipment, and by conducting light armored reconnaissance and limited offensive and defensive operations. When task-organized with infantry, tanks, and other forces, the battalion conducts combined arms operations as a separate maneuver element in support of the 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force .



JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Cougar JLTV D-66

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, K9 Unit
Cougar JLTV D-87

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Warthog JLTV DW-XX

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Warthog JLTV DW-XX

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Cougar JLTV DC-XX

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Cougar JLTV DC-XX


Crew: 2
Drones: 1

APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system
Warthog JLTV DW-312

Crew: 2
Drones: 1

MRUV (Mine Resistant Utility Vehicle)
Equipped with a smoke launcher system, 1x 88mm Anti tank Canon
Rhino MRUV DR-311
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The unit's mission is to provide direct artillery support for 1st Ironcore Expeditionary force in time of conflict. That support may come in traditional fashion, i.e. artillery support to maneuver forces, or by providing batteries to serve as temporary rifle companies.

Crew: 3
Drones: 1

High Mobility Artillery Rocket System
2x 8 multiple launch rocket system (MLRS), Minigun
Iron Dragon HMARS ID1-47
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High Mobility Artillery Rocket System HMARS
4x Tactical missile system (TACMS), Minigun

Iron Dragon HIMARS ID1-XX
Pictures will follow



Heavy Artillery
3x 205mm Armoured heavy artillery guns

D1-XX
Pictures will follow




Medium Armoured long range anti armour Walker
6x rocket launcher, 2 Vulcan machine guns and 2 long range medium H.E.L.Lasers
Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Paladin Dragon" PD- 76

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Medium Armoured close combat Walker
1 smoke launcher, 2 Vulcan machine guns, 1 high speed diamond buzzsaw, lightning powered claw
Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Phantom Dragon" PD- 23

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Medium Armoured close combat Walker
1 smoke launcher, 2 Vulcan machine guns, 1 high speed diamond buzzsaw, lightning powered claw
Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Phantom Dragon" PD- 32

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Medium Armoured short range anti infantry Walker
2 Vulcan machine guns
Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Paladin Dragon" PD- XX


Heavy Armoured anti armour Walker
2 heavy vulcan machine guns, 2 vengeance gattling cannons
Leviathan Dragon Armoured class battle walker LD- 93 "Dragons fury"
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THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 11:31:41


Post by: reds8n


Heads up :

I've whacked some spoiler tags around your images for now as they're a wee bit large for some and might make it a bit awkward for some to browse.

.. currently there's no actual minis, just text/headers -- gonna assume this is intentional and there's more to follow ?

Good luck with it all anyway, hit the mod alert or "yell" if you need assistance.



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 11:34:45


Post by: Evil-D185


Hi, indeed pictures will follow I am working on them at the moment just need to get around working on this forum as every forum works differently


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 12:23:27


Post by: ingtaer


Hey mate, looking forward to seeing your stuff.
If you are having issues with hosting/posting pics its well worth checking out the FAQ here;
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/205120.page

Scroll down abit and all is explained.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 13:01:38


Post by: Evil-D185


Thanks ingtaer.

So here we go! Let's start with Big Ed

Here we have the LAW android of the "2nd Rifle Platoon" "BIG Ed", each rifle platoon will get at least one LAW

Just finished putting some snow on the model, the number are still missing but I will print them out later when the full platoon is finished that way I will get the page full.
"Big Ed" is posed in a dynamical pose, I tried to get him to look like he is firing a burst while pushing away that wall, just a nuisance.

The way I imagine these LAW units is similar to the TARS robots from the film "Interstellar" with their own character, humor and logic.



LAW 21 (Light Armoured Walker) "Big Ed"














I also started work on some of the infantry, here is the start of the command HQ.
as you can see the GS work is not quite finished as I am concentrating on getting the positions right first



Rifle Company Alpha Company Headquarters´





Property NCO                      Company Commander (Commanding Officer/CO) - Captain and dog


Messenger/Driver with radio/Laptop                      Executive Officer (XO) First Lieutenant


Gunnery Sergeant                          First Sergeant medium heavy Valkir armour



One of the first tanks I worked on was from the 1st Ironcore tank platoon alpha.
Originally I wanted to use Abrams battle tanks but they are quite expensive and difficult to get in1/48 scale.
So I thought why not use a converted Leopard II A5 tank seeing as the whole Dreamforge range has a German touch.
I was able to get my hands on a whole bunch of cheap 1/48scale tanks for only about 10-12€ each

As you can see the tank is converted a little. The first has a SAM unit on it as protection. every tank will also receive a recon drone which is missing here as I am still working on them.
The base was held simple as the tank covers most of it anyway.

All standard main battle tanks have the code ID which stands for "Iron Dragon"


ID1-42

















The second tank is also from the 1st Ironcore tank platoon alpha.
But in this case it is the command tank, I painted this one up in a grey camo scheme, of course more antennas and 2 "Tank killer" missile launchers.
You can see the officer looking out giving commands, but he is not painted yet.

The base on this one is a little more complex, even if you do not see half the detail when the tank is on it but the bases are great fun to do.
The idea behind the choice of weapons is the following, 2 tanks each have a SAM unit designated as protection against ATG missiles and 1 tank is a designated tank hunter with STS missiles. Each of the tanks also has a recon drone which enhances the fighting capabilities and combat distance.


ID1-25
















So what do you think?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/05 17:10:53


Post by: Flinty


Gorgeous is what i think


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/06 10:36:23


Post by: Evil-D185


Hello Flinty and welcome, glad you like it so far lot's more to come.

Here the first of the infantry squads:

"Rifle Platoon 2"

Rifle Platton 2 HQ



Platoon Commander - Lieutenant                        Platton Sergeant - Staff Sergeant                                Platoon Guide - Sergant                                  Messenger - LCpl radio man





"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1"



Squad Leader - Sergeant



Squad Medic


"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 1"
Team Leader and Tech with drone                          Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout designated marksman



"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 2"
Team Leader                           Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout





"Rifle Platoon 2, Rifle Squad 1, Fire Team 3"

Team Leader                           Automatic Rifleman                          Assistant Automatic Rifleman                                  Rifleman/Scout radio man




THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/06 13:42:03


Post by: ingtaer


Some really excellent stuff mate, have you got the whole army assembled already?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/06 14:01:46


Post by: Evil-D185


Hi, no not at all. Loads of closed boxes still laying around, I have still got the entire 1st and 3rd rifle platoon to assemble and of course a tone of vehicles

These guy's I finished up over the weekend.
I work on multiple things at once. I am just half way through the second rifle squad
And I have finished painting a large base which I will post soon



So back to something in colour.

Just as a little "teaser" over the weekend I just finished off this rather large base, snow and ice is still missing but should get around to that this evening.
But other then that I am finished although I could add stuff all the time.

I think I will keep the base removable from the model so I could use the base as terrain.
TT-Combat just makes great buildings which you can make even better by adding a few bits, they really look great and are worth every penny.






















Can you guess for what model it will be for??





THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/08 12:25:16


Post by: Evil-D185


Unfortunately the pictures have turned out a little darker and it is hard to see the highlights

I present you with the first of the two of the 3rd Ironcore Aircraft Wing, Gunship group 39 "The Dragonflies"

originally I wanted to us the German "Tiger" or "Bell AH-1Z Viper" but they are quite expensive and difficult to get in 1/48th scale. Since I have been a kid I have always been great fan of the Apache gunship and as I could get hold of 2 for 12€ each I thought why not.

I converted the gunship a little to make it more futuristic. What do you think??


















THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/12 12:35:22


Post by: Evil-D185


Here the work I got finished over the weekend

It is a "Paladin Class" walker equipped for long range anti armour warfare.
I wanted some variety in my walkers so I found this really neat 3rd party bits producer called Games Workshop, check out their range its really huge! Quite expensive and cartoony but just an unbelievable amount of bits especially weapons.


Paladin Dragon PD- 76


















This is also my first attempt at OSL, so what do you think?






THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 12:03:54


Post by: Evil-D185


Here we have the "HIMARS" High Mobility Artillery Rocket System of the 5th battalion heavy artillery battery, converted from a Leopard II A5.
The base is not yet done but should get round to that over the weekend.

It is part of the Heavy artillery section made up of 3 heavy artillery cannons and one HIMARS













Any comments or ideas welcome




THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 12:13:13


Post by: Flinty


I have no comment largely because I'm speechless. Lovely paint jobs and the basing andweathering are awesome.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 12:19:25


Post by: Evil-D185


 Flinty wrote:
I have no comment largely because I'm speechless. Lovely paint jobs and the basing andweathering are awesome.


Well thanks Flinty, although a lot of the colour does not seem to be visible on the pictures, shame they look a lot better in real. Somehow I just can not get the lighting right.

Ideas or suggestions for additions are always welcome! So if you can think of anything I would be glad to hear


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 18:27:42


Post by: Illumini


Love the ruin, is all that interior debris also in a TT combat kit?

The army is also cool, looks like a somewhat near-future force when based on modern cars.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 18:32:45


Post by: Flinty


The only thing I can thinkofis a few more force recognition patches. You've already got.a designation number and your force glyph, but you could add a few more colourful patches designation the regiment or.comoany, or crew pin up/motivational naming symbols.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 19:05:20


Post by: Evil-D185


@ Illumini
Yes that is correct, it is near future. If you have a quick read through the army build up page in the first post you will get a little background to it all

No the interior is either self made or some parts from separate TT kits, the debris though are mainly parts of the TT kit sprue


@ Flinty
Now that you say it I actually forgot it on the the main battle tanks it is on the HIMLARS, if you look on the 2nd/4th picture on the right side near down the front of the vehicle a blue/white shield symbol with a dragon in it.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/18 19:14:06


Post by: Flinty


Oh yeah, I see it now. Your weathering is just too effective


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/19 11:28:41


Post by: Evil-D185


 Flinty wrote:
Oh yeah, I see it now. Your weathering is just too effective


yeah that's a kind way of putting it

But you did make me realize that I forgot it on the main battle tanks thanks


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/19 11:37:17


Post by: ingtaer


Seriously nice stuff mate, the icicles are awesome. Is that poured clear resin? Love the dragons as well, freehand?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/20 10:43:22


Post by: Evil-D185


@ ingtaer
No that would be far to work intensive for the icicles they are finished icicles form the model railway area.

The first few dragons I did were freehands but now I use decals as it goes a lot faster due to the amount I need to do.


@Malika2
OK will follow up with another soon


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/21 09:36:53


Post by: insaniak


That walker is lovely. Nice job!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/21 12:48:28


Post by: Evil-D185


 insaniak wrote:
That walker is lovely. Nice job!


Well thank you Insaniak, nice to see you here which one are you referring to "Big Ed" or the "Paladin"?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/21 20:16:28


Post by: insaniak


I was referring to the paladin, although Big Ed is also cool


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/21 21:15:27


Post by: Meer_Cat


Dude- some _seriously_ good work here! The weathering is unbelievably realistic and having a form to your army gives it cohesive group continuity. Very, very well done!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/22 09:44:08


Post by: Evil-D185


 Meer_Cat wrote:
Dude- some _seriously_ good work here! The weathering is unbelievably realistic and having a form to your army gives it cohesive group continuity. Very, very well done!


Thank you Meer_Cat !!
I know you can go all the way with weathering and I am still learning. Though I like to keep it a little more subtle and do not want my vehicles to look like rust buckets especially the flighers


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/24 13:10:23


Post by: Evil-D185


So would you like something new?

What about a new Mech? I know Malika2 wanted a new one so here is the next Mech

the first of two "Phantom Dragons" a paladin class close combat tank killer

The idea behind this unit is theta the walker would engage a tank unit in close combat at lightning speed. Taking apart the tracks and decapitating the barrel leaving the tank units useless.
Although it was a little to sci fi for me I added a large jump pack to the model as it seemed just to cool to leave away.
Lesser armoured then the standard armoured Paladin walker they have a higher attack speed and the jump pack.

So you could imagine the unit of two "Phantom Dragons" dropping down on the enemy and as soon they have decimated the first tank they jump to the next, avoiding enemy fire as they go.

Again I wanted a different menacing appearance to the other mech walkers so I used 3rd party bits to alter them

Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Phantom Dragon" PD- 23


















Black is one hard colour to highlight I can tell you!!

And as always comments and ideas welcome


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/24 13:20:15


Post by: Malika2


Oh my...here we go again! Kick ass stuff!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/24 18:39:00


Post by: Flinty


Wow. Not onlyis the black awesome, the weathering is just brilliantly understated. Also the posters and graffiti really tell a story all.on their own. Great work.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/25 11:29:11


Post by: Evil-D185


@Malika2
Thank you, glad you like it

@Flinty
Black is hard to do and unfortunately it has not come out well in the photos, in real it looks way better.
Yes the Bases do indeed tell a story, the bigger the base the more information and as we proceed I will be revealing more and more of the story.
So keep a close "eye" out and have a good look the hole concept, not only at the models.

well spotted Flinty


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/25 12:24:55


Post by: Meph


Wow man, awesome build! the walkers look fantastic and that gunship is awesome. The Apache with thrusters is a really good look for it. I wonder, what parts did you use for to bulk out the hull?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/25 13:04:18


Post by: ghostmaker


The fluff the Army this is awesome. I love it


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/25 15:45:42


Post by: Evil-D185


Hi and welcome

@Meph
Yes the thrusters had the exact right size for the model. The parts used were only the cheapest Apache gunship kit could get my hands on 12€ and some parts from Games Workshop Stormtalon. The gatling is from an old 1.35 tank kit.

I only shortend the back, removed the rotors and added the thrusters and gatling gun other then that it is all the original apache kit.

@ghostmaker
Yes the fluff does make an army stick out and believe me there is a lot of fluff in the army even if it does not appear obvious

But as always I am open for new ideas and thoughts.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/27 09:28:27


Post by: sierra 1247


Awesome army mate, subbed!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/28 13:49:23


Post by: Evil-D185


 sierra 1247 wrote:
Awesome army mate, subbed!


Well thank you sierra 1247!!

I have a few big things in the pipe line as soon as I can get this damn photo light thingy set up


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/28 14:35:27


Post by: Malika2


More weird mechs needed! I need inspiration!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/28 16:51:06


Post by: Big H


Very very cool stuff. It's nice to see basing done with the same passion as the models themselves

Subbed !


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/29 09:59:14


Post by: Evil-D185


 Big H wrote:
Very very cool stuff. It's nice to see basing done with the same passion as the models themselves

Subbed !


Thank you Big H and welcome, well bases do tell the story to the miniature, it is always worth taking some time and effort.

@Malika2
Yes more mechs are on the working bench though as I have just received my first airbrush over the weekend at last, after contemplating about it for about 15 years. I will probably at last be able to do some large models especially the flyers I have been wanting to do. I have never dared do them with a brush so now can get around to doing them.

Also had to get a new lighting set up to try and make good pictures as some of the models are to big for my photo booth.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/31 10:31:17


Post by: Evil-D185


So here we have it !!!

The first drop ship and my first try with my airbrush I received last weekend. Up to now I have been painting everything by hand.

Of course I am open for criticisem but please remember it is my first go at airbrushing so be kind and I would be glad for tips so I can improve.


Iam very happy with the result, airbrushing is a lot of fun and opens up new possibilities.

I also received my new "photo studio" so I could at last make decent pictures with the right lighting also for larger models, like this one. Although I am still working on how close the lights need to be and all that stuff.


A lot of pictures but also a lot awesome, what do you think?

Basically the "Star Dragon" should be a stand in for the CH-53E Super Stallion but a s a more modern VTOL version.

The "Star dragon is used as a platoon drop ship so you would have the capability to bring in a hole platoon at once into the warzone.

I left away the armament thus having more room for the cargo and giving the Ironcore a "Large Galactic Intercontinental Heavy Drop ship" from which they cold land troops from outer space right into the smack of it.

This will also be the first drop ship for the 1st Rifle Platoon "yellow" by air

"Star Dragon Dropship SD- 579"

































THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/31 18:02:47


Post by: Big H


Bravo sir , I would humbly suggest not only have you grasped the basics of airbrushing you seem to have grasped far more advanced stuff and tore it a new a hole. The drop ship looks properly splendid to me, I can only look forward to more of your " beginners" work

What is the base model for the drop ship ?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/08/31 18:21:38


Post by: Ssgt Carl


This is amazing? What is the model you used?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/01 10:07:40


Post by: Evil-D185


 Big H wrote:
Bravo sir , I would humbly suggest not only have you grasped the basics of airbrushing you seem to have grasped far more advanced stuff and tore it a new a hole. The drop ship looks properly splendid to me, I can only look forward to more of your " beginners" work

What is the base model for the drop ship ?


Rip' em a new one eh! Thank you very much Big H I am also satisfied although their is room for improvement.
I have been painting for many years but airbrush is new to me.


@ Ssgt Carl / Big H
The base model is a Quinjet from the Avengers

I filled some of the gaps, removes the entire inside, thankfully the top is screwd to the bottom part.
I added additional turbines to the sides at the front. I used a couple of tau turbines which I extended with plastic card
The cockpit window was made smaller with green stuff and the underside of the wings was covered up with plastic card as these are hollow.

Und then it was ready to be primed a great looking giant drop ship, dirt cheap only 25€




THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/01 10:56:20


Post by: kestral


The bases and weathering effects on this are OFF the CHARTS. You set the bar in orbit on those. Keep up the good work!


Automatically Appended Next Post:
And thanks for sharing!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/01 18:21:09


Post by: Illumini


I think you have the best bases I have seen in an army. They are fantastic pieces on their own, topped by really cool models.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/02 10:23:34


Post by: Evil-D185


 kestral wrote:
The bases and weathering effects on this are OFF the CHARTS. You set the bar in orbit on those. Keep up the good work!


Very much appreciated kestrel, thank you glad you like it. I find it difficult to know when to stop with the weathering as you can go all the way which often makes the model look like a rust bucket, even if the effect is good. Though I find especially by flighers that less is better, I just can not imagine a machine flying if ever nut and bolt is oozing with rust.


 Illumini wrote:
I think you have the best bases I have seen in an army. They are fantastic pieces on their own, topped by really cool models.


Also a very humble thank you to you as well. I do understand that some do not like wandering scenery but it gives the model so much more life and tells a story of its own.

And especially just for you two here another base I am working on.

Done from scratch so you can see what is behind most of my basing:

As I have just received my airbrush I have started to mainly do my flighers, I have allways pushed them back as I only wanted to start with them when I had my airbrush. My first try by hand was a while back on the first Dragonfly VTOL but it showed me that does work but I could not achieve the effect I was hopping for.

This is the first Flying base for the 3rd Aircraft Wing Fighter Squadron 13 " The Lightning Vipers"
I used the left over parts from the TTC Building I used in this building https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/761655.page#10096884 so the entire building is made up of left overs and spare parts.

The inside was built up using foam board. Next I will be adding sand and bits, then it will be ready for painting.













So I quickly renovated the joint:
The facades have been painted
The entrance has been tiled
Laid down the laminate flooring
Wallpapered the walls
and gave the walls a new paint job

all in a days work

Next I will be putting in the windows and adding a few bricks











THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/02 10:57:28


Post by: monkeytroll


Fantastic stuff here

Beautiful modelling, lovely paint jobs, and a nice cohesive overall theme, tied together with great basing.

Excellent work all round sir!



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/02 16:55:55


Post by: Evil-D185


Thanks monkeytroll !!
I am working on the second Viper base as we speak and I will post some making of pictures if there is an interest ?

So first the next picture of the first Viper base, now with windows, bricks, painting and the flight rod, just need to add magnets as soon as they arrive.
Now ready for snow and ice.






Here the second Viper base. Tried to do something a little different this time but tried to make them size wise similar.
I went for a concrete building this time instead of a brown stone style one. It was really just freestyle all the way decided to add an elevator as a little gimmick

What you think? anything I should alter?









THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/02 18:15:51


Post by: monkeytroll


Love the first base, some lovely weathering there, and the balustrade is great.

Absolutely post work in progress pics, watching the build is one of the best parts


Nice touch with the elevator on the new base.



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/03 15:34:50


Post by: sierra 1247


Good lord! Marvellous work here, the basing is incredible and the weathering is great. Cracking job mate


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/04 09:15:57


Post by: Evil-D185


monkeytroll wrote:Love the first base, some lovely weathering there, and the balustrade is great.

Absolutely post work in progress pics, watching the build is one of the best parts


Nice touch with the elevator on the new base.


Thank you monkeytroll, yes the elevator is a nice idea I think, there are not many chances where you can integrate something like that and make it visible. I hope it works out when painted.

sierra 1247 wrote:Good lord! Marvellous work here, the basing is incredible and the weathering is great. Cracking job mate

Thank's sierra 1247
Bases are a lot of fun I must say even if the two shown are probably the largest ones in the army I still have some bad boys down the pipe line


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/05 14:29:35


Post by: Evil-D185


Here is the second flying base for the Vipers.
The Magnets have arrived so I can make pictures with the finished models today!



And because the obvious is sometimes not obvious enough!









THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/05 18:56:01


Post by: Illumini


Wow again. Incredibly detailed bases telling a story. You should consider actually building a table like this some time, it would be amazeballs


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/06 08:25:15


Post by: Evil-D185


 Illumini wrote:
Wow again. Incredibly detailed bases telling a story. You should consider actually building a table like this some time, it would be amazeballs

Much appreciated Illumini, I think I am on the best way to a complete large city . As I mentioned a little further up each of the bases is made so it can already be used as a terrain piece.
but I do have a few terrain only pieces planned, like the artillery encampment and the forward observer base which we come together as the forward firing base.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/08 12:19:48


Post by: Evil-D185


So you have seen the bases and heard of the names for the flyers and here they are!!

The 3rd Ironcore aircraft wing squadron 13
"The lightning Vipers"


I was looking for something very modern but realistic and affordable, also being a big fan of the original Battlestar Galactica series I though it would be great to incorporate these into the army.
I shortened the nose and made the cockpit smaller so it would fit a 1/48 1/56 scale better and replaced the weapons with a 3rd party suppliers weapons.

I am very happy with the result seeing as these are the second and third time I have ever used my airbrush on a model.
Really fun and simple model to put together and with 15€ (12 Pounds) a piece a real bargain if you ask me.

Both flyers belonging to the "Red Squadron"
Dragon Viper DV-Z35
Red 2

Air to Ground combat fighter


Equipped with 2 laser canons 2 Bunker busters and 4 anti tank missiles





















And seeing as every fighter pilot need s a wingman, here the second Dragon Viper

Dragon Viper DV-Z31
Red 3

Air to Air combat fighter


Equipped with 2 laser canons and 4 AA missiles












Here a picture of both together




THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/08 18:21:37


Post by: Flinty


At some point you just run out of superlatives... great work again. Thanks.for.sharing.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/09 09:05:23


Post by: Evil-D185


Thanks Flinty,
These flyers were so much fun to do I had to get myself a third, which was never planed.

luckily I did manage to get the last one off of Ebay for 12 Pounds.
Which I am going all out on and I am going to try a few new tricks with the airbrush.
I think I will do it in a landed position though as a special character maybe


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/09 18:30:03


Post by: Illumini


Super cool, really like the engine glow.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/10 07:37:56


Post by: Evil-D185


 Illumini wrote:
Super cool, really like the engine glow.


Thanks, its a simple airbrush trick but it does look quite good


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/12 11:40:05


Post by: Evil-D185


Although I originally only wanted two combat jets I was so impressed by the simplicity and easiness of the kit I decided to get another one just for good measure.
Luckily I managed to purchase one for 11.99 Pounds delivered so I took the chance, not much you can do wrong there.

I know I originally wanted to stay to a authentic more natural colour scheme though having so much fun with the airbrush and wanting to learn and try out new things with it have forced me to go a little bit wild on this one!

I have now done 3 Models with the airbrush and wanted to try something new, I think it turned out quite well even though it is only my 2nd time trying flames, first time on a piece of foam board to try and get the feeling for it.
I gave the combat fighter a ghost flame paint job so the "Red leader" would stand out.

I thought this model would be cool if it would be in a take off position. I will make a little diorama around it with a landing crew and the pilot running to the jet.
Seeing as I have "Red 2" and a "Red 3 " I needed a "Red leader" right?
Perfect chance to introduce the first special character Duke "Blue Ghost" Skydancer a top gun pilot specialized in air to air combat, what else

It is still WIP, I am waiting for the missiles and I am not quite sure if I should have the cockpit open or closed? What do you think???


Lightning Viper DV-Z38 "The Blue Ghost"
Red Leader
Air to Air superiority combat fighter







As you can see this one has four laser canons instead of only 2 and will have an arrangement of long and short range AA missiles






THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/12 18:50:18


Post by: monkeytroll


Loving the vipers With the red tinged glass against the blue body, my vote is to keep the cockpit down... But it really depends on whether you want to do some nice interior detailing doesn't it?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/13 10:19:57


Post by: Evil-D185


 monkeytroll wrote:
Loving the vipers With the red tinged glass against the blue body, my vote is to keep the cockpit down... But it really depends on whether you want to do some nice interior detailing doesn't it?


Thanks monkeytroll !
The vipers are real fun to do, shame I can not get a few more at a reasonable price, but then again I originally only wanted 2.
I am going to do a ladder and a ground crew with it. The cockpit opens by pushing forward either way you are not going to see much of the interior mainly only the seat.
So yes I am also tending to closed.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/19 15:05:51


Post by: Evil-D185


Something big is on its way!

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THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/22 10:25:42


Post by: Evil-D185


I present you with "Nuttcracker"






And his brother "Ballbreaker"





THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/27 17:45:59


Post by: Evil-D185


So Walker nearly finished

What do you think?









THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/27 18:06:32


Post by: Illumini


Your weathering is certainly very good. Do you use powders or is it mainly painted with foam?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/27 18:45:35


Post by: Big H


The blue flames on the Viper look awesome mate, I think you should keep the canopy closed, you might have a hard time making the dark glass look realistic open.

The Walker is great too, looks like you are mastering the airbrush pretty damn quick !


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/27 19:46:34


Post by: monkeytroll


Beautiful weathering, and the OSL on the powerpack is great. That's going to be a lovely walker, can't wait to see what you do with the basing.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/28 15:12:31


Post by: Evil-D185


Illumini wrote:Your weathering is certainly very good. Do you use powders or is it mainly painted with foam?

Thank you, I did not want to go too over the top as I am not fond of rust buckets
I use powders and a sponge / foam


Big H wrote:The blue flames on the Viper look awesome mate, I think you should keep the canopy closed, you might have a hard time making the dark glass look realistic open.

The Walker is great too, looks like you are mastering the airbrush pretty damn quick !


Thank you, although the canopy opens forwards not upwards so no real problem there.

monkeytroll wrote:Beautiful weathering, and the OSL on the powerpack is great. That's going to be a lovely walker, can't wait to see what you do with the basing.

Thanks Monkeytroll, though you have seen the base already


So at last the little one is finished!

Around 2013 bought the model for only 40 pounds and that was the start of it!
Bought a large amount of infantry, looked around for suitable tanks and artillery. And BAMMMM the Project was on. Unbelievable how just one good offer can start a whole project and before that I had no real interest in Sci-Fi, only fantasy.

This model is not just one of the centre pieces of the army but also the entire reason why I started.

The base has been finished for quite a while now, which I had shown back on page 1

I really can not quite understand why gatling guns this size exist, I mean what logic is there in a machine gun of that size? There are way more effective weapons in that size category.
If you think about it you are firing artillery size ammunition, due to the size of the ammunition your barrel is going to be empty before you even blink, especially with the size of the models magazine .................. wait a minute, if you think about it?

Artillery size shells, fired gatling gun fast ....... I need two!!

The Rule of cool
6th Heavy Combat Walker Battalion

"The hammers of Justice"

"Dragons fury"

Leviathan Class Battle Walker LD- 93







































THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/28 18:20:39


Post by: Big H


If you have to ask why you need so much firepower you probably didn't understand the question !!!

Absolutely stunning mate ! Definitely one of the best blogs on Dakka, and I will rob your ideas mercilessly !


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/29 10:17:17


Post by: Evil-D185


 Big H wrote:


Absolutely stunning mate ! Definitely one of the best blogs on Dakka, and I will rob your ideas mercilessly !

Well thanks Big H, although there many really good blogs on the site but that dies inspire me to get on with more goodness!
And please do rob ideas, that is what it is all about sharing great ideas and technics.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/30 10:06:18


Post by: Evil-D185


Thought I would start with a little teaser this time
so what could it be?



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/30 15:29:50


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Great stuff, subscribing


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/30 18:00:00


Post by: Oestergaard


That wouldn't by any chance be the Roc pattern dropship you are teasing?

Also: Fantastic work!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/30 18:20:01


Post by: Evil-D185


Kid_Kyoto wrote:Great stuff, subscribing


Welcome and thank you hope to see you around.

Oestergaard wrote:That wouldn't by any chance be the Roc pattern dropship you are teasing?

Also: Fantastic work!


Well done Oestergaard!!
Very well spotted

So here is the Special Ops Drop Ship.
base and miniatures are not finished yet, will follow up with that.
Got this drop ship through the kickstarter. Pure resin and heavy but a nice model I think.
The model was without weapons so I have a few questions for you all, please do answer as I am stuck at the moment.

What do you all think, is the gatling to large? Should it only be one not gatlings at the front?
Should I add rocket pods underneath the wings?
I just can not decide, I originally did not want to add to many weapons but without it looks a little naked.

It represents a special ops Black hawk.

The main idea behind it is a "Special Operations Drop Ship". That is the reason for the darker colour scheme, I will add fast roping special ops on the open doors later.


Special Ops Dropship


"Black Dragon" BD- 239























Again I added some micro LED's for the interior lighting











THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/09/30 20:04:00


Post by: monkeytroll


Very nice. I think maybe one rotary cannon might have been enough (heresy I know!), but two works

Rocket pods would probably be good - is it too late to magnetise without ruining the paint?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/02 18:27:26


Post by: Evil-D185


 monkeytroll wrote:
Very nice. I think maybe one rotary cannon might have been enough (heresy I know!), but two works

Rocket pods would probably be good - is it too late to magnetise without ruining the paint?


Thanks monkeytroll!
Yes I think I need to redo the weapons on the front, I was not happy with the result.
No not to late at all, why did I not think of that in the first place, great idea thanks


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/06 14:04:18


Post by: Evil-D185




So I have now altered the weapons on the front, just looked somehow off





What do you think?




THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/06 18:31:23


Post by: Oestergaard


Nice! Where are the guns from?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/06 18:56:31


Post by: Illumini


That looks much better. The first one looked unbalanced, now it is perfect


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/06 22:33:33


Post by: Commander Cain


Awesome stuff as usual, everything is so amazingly detailed, love it!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/09 16:40:49


Post by: Evil-D185


Oestergaard wrote:Nice! Where are the guns from?

Thanks, they are from a polish company called "Bits Pudlo although they were really baldly cast, not the resin of such but the modelling work is very wonky and not well executed. Needed a lot of work and they are still not straight.

Illumini wrote:That looks much better. The first one looked unbalanced, now it is perfect

Yes I think you are right there, thank you for your opinion!

Commander Cain wrote:Awesome stuff as usual, everything is so amazingly detailed, love it!

Again thanks to you too, wait until you see the base.

Please all do vote for me if you like for the 43rd Unofficial Painting Competition: Pick Up The Pace
Here is the link


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/764815.page


It would be very much appreciated


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/16 12:57:28


Post by: OldMate


Awesome forces and basing. Love the 48th scale leopard 2s. How do they scale against the infantry and Mechs?

A photo of these combined elements would be totally awesome.

A little something for the 1st Ironcore Galactic Expeditionary Force's recruitment drive perhaps?



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/16 14:03:24


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/16 14:09:35


Post by: beast_gts


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?


Looks like the Roc from Antenocitis Workshop - https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/product/roc-dropship/


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/16 15:48:33


Post by: Evil-D185


OldMate wrote:Awesome forces and basing. Love the 48th scale leopard 2s. How do they scale against the infantry and Mechs?

A photo of these combined elements would be totally awesome.

A little something for the 1st Ironcore Galactic Expeditionary Force's recruitment drive perhaps?



Hello OldMate, thank you for your compliment and interest, they scale up perfectly. on the second tank, the command tank you can see a commander on the top looking out.
But I will post you a picture with an infantry man next to it.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?

A Roc dropship from Antenocitis Workshop altered a little

beast_gts wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Sorry if you already said it but where is that drop ship from?


Looks like the Roc from Antenocitis Workshop - https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/product/roc-dropship/

Yes that is correct, got it from the kickstarter


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/17 09:35:18


Post by: OldMate


The Roc looks sleek with the revised positioning of the guns. I can imagine it noiselessly touching down in the dark of the night. Are you planning on making a commando team to deploy from it.


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I don't think it needs rockets, (Realistically I think giant rocket pods would compromise its stealth profile(they'd have to be right out on the wings to avoid cooking the commandos when the passenger compartment is open), the guns are nicely placed and packed away close to the body to maximize on stealth)


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Thinking Tactically
If it was a gunship like a hind and you didn't care about stealth, rockets all the way. You want maximum fire support for your troops. Stick as many ATGMS and rocket pods on as you can.
If it is a stealth transport (like what was used to transport a certain seal team) you'd be more concerned with delivering your operatives as quietly as possible so they have the element of surprise. I wouldn't think you'd want to be weighed down with rocket pods of all things.

You could have special sub-sonic ammo for the revolving cannons so the craft can provide stealth fire-support without breaching its primary purpose as a stealth transport. It would totally be badass too.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/17 18:05:47


Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
The Roc looks sleek with the revised positioning of the guns. I can imagine it noiselessly touching down in the dark of the night.


Yes I am happy with the alteration and I think it suits the vehicle quite well.

Are you planning on making a commando team to deploy from it.


Yes indeed, there will 8 -10 special ops guys fast roping, taking cover etc. Pics will follow as soon as I have the base done, which I am working at the moment

I don't think it needs rockets, (Realistically I think giant rocket pods would compromise its stealth profile(they'd have to be right out on the wings to avoid cooking the commandos when the passenger compartment is open), the guns are nicely placed and packed away close to the body to maximize on stealth)


Yes I do agree this was also the main reason I did not attach any in the first place, just the wings seamed so empty without anything.
But I do agree and thank you very much for your in depth thoughts about it, very much appreciated.

That is exactly what I love! Please do show in again.
By the weekend I should have a few pictures of size comparisons and a picture of the "up to date" state of the army


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/19 05:51:47


Post by: OldMate


Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm glad you didn't buy the Abrams, Those leopard 2s look mint.

Asthetically the Abrams is getting pretty retro
(At least the Leopard 2's got that arrowhead spaced armour upgrade for the start of the millennium with the A5 lol)


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/27 12:12:15


Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm glad you didn't buy the Abrams, Those leopard 2s look mint.


Yes I am glad I went with the Leopards instead of the Abrams.
As requested here a couple of group pictures and size comparisons, I also added a size comparison Ernie so to get a feel for the size of an infantry man.



Group picture










Size comparison flyers













Size comparison Tanks







Size comparison Combat Walker









THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/27 16:41:44


Post by: Flinty


I'd missed the jagdpanther. That's lovely with the energy weapon fitted. Great group shots


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/28 10:40:52


Post by: Evil-D185


 Flinty wrote:
I'd missed the jagdpanther. That's lovely with the energy weapon fitted. Great group shots

Hi Flinty actually I missed the "Jagdpanther".

Totally missed to post that, thanks for the reminder!

The Idea behind the tank hunter came to me because I always loved the original Jagdpanther from WWII, even then a very modern looking tank for its time.
This way I could give the two tank platoons a little variation and I thought it would be a good idea integrate a tang buster with a battle field laser.
After finding a partly built 1/48 scale Tamia Jagdpanther by Ebay for a10€ I went for it straight away.

Of course I wanted to make the tank look a little more modern and gave it a "H.E.L.Laser" with which it could destroy any armoured vehicle with ease.


What do you think?

1st Tank Battalion, Platoon Bravo

"The Iron Fists"

Hunter Dragon HD2-86












THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/28 10:44:28


Post by: Oestergaard


Awesome!

Where's the minigun from?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/10/28 14:25:38


Post by: Evil-D185


 Oestergaard wrote:
Awesome!

Where's the minigun from?

Thanks Oestergraad glad you like it, the minigun is from Anvin Ind.
http://anvilindustry.co.uk/AFTERLIFE/Republic/Gun-Tractor-Weapons

Perfectly cast and worth every penny!



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/01 18:42:40


Post by: Illumini


It is awesome, the laser takes the clearly ww2 design neatly into the near future.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/04 08:35:23


Post by: Evil-D185


 Illumini wrote:
It is awesome, the laser takes the clearly ww2 design neatly into the near future.


Thanks Illumini, in deed it does fit the future well. Did not think it would turn out that well in the beginning


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/04 08:42:01


Post by: sierra 1247


,the weathering on these tanks is marvellous, good choice on the Jagdpanther, always loved German tank destroyers.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/04 10:11:44


Post by: Imperial Templari


Wow, this project is awesome, love the NWO posters, lots of skills here, right up my alley.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/04 10:32:37


Post by: OldMate


That's so awesome.
The mix of walkers and conventional tanks is awesome and they scale very well. Like the futurised jadgpanther and its giant laser, which I guess would modernise most tank killers.
Did you have any problems finding stuff that scaled and looked right?
The drones on the tanks are a nice touch, what did you use for them?



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/11/04 11:59:27


Post by: Evil-D185


Oh wow so many replies today great! Thanks to you all and glad you are interested!

sierra 1247 wrote:,the weathering on these tanks is marvellous, good choice on the Jagdpanther, always loved German tank destroyers.

Yes the Jagdpanther is a great model and so much potential to it, might have to get my self a few more

Imperial Templari wrote:Wow, this project is awesome, love the NWO posters, lots of skills here, right up my alley.

Welcome Imperial Templari, thanks to you to. Yes there are a lot of little things to see and think about on the bases, the larger the base the more information

OldMate wrote:That's so awesome.
The mix of walkers and conventional tanks is awesome and they scale very well. Like the futurised jadgpanther and its giant laser, which I guess would modernise most tank killers.
Did you have any problems finding stuff that scaled and looked right?
The drones on the tanks are a nice touch, what did you use for them?

Indeed they scale well and who is not to say that tanks will not get slightly bigger.
Due to the fact that I had a few 1/48 scale tanks I could already see that they would scale up nicely, it was just a choice of which tanks to use, in my case the Leopard II A6
The Vipers are a little large thow I did shorten them and when compared to the size of an actual F18 scaled down to 1/56scale they are actually smaller. So when compared to the modern military counterpart they do actually fit.
So no real problems finding the right scale. I just used Wiki and recalculated the scales for 1/56 - 1/48 scale models and went on from there.

Each vehicle will get its own drone, the larger ones 2 or 3. makes sence in a way as it gives the tank a longer fighting distance and the "over the horizon" view of the battle field
The drones are from Warlord games "gates of Antares"




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Post by: OldMate


I have several airfix 48th scale landrovers. They're square on scale with my soldiers( Victoria Miniatures, anvil Industry and plastic cadians) so I the tanks are not really out of scale. Its just that tanks are quite big!

BTW I call bs on 28mm scale being 1/56 because they're only 28mm if you measure to the figure's eyes.(. which is bizarre and stupid in my logic) Aprox 31mm from top of heads which is surprisingly about average height for a male 1/48th figure.

The unfortunate thing I find is 1/48th scale is still an uncommon scale for land vehicles. Its basically limited to Tamiya.


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Post by: OldMate


[img] See that guy next to the tread could well be your Ernie!

[Thumb - Leopard 2 A6 (Nederland)_003.jpg]


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Post by: Evil-D185


OldMate See that guy next to the tread could well be your Ernie!


Yes indeed that fits just fine.
I also find you are absolutely correct on the 28/32mm and 1/56 scale subject.

There are a few other companies like Akademy and a few others that produce 1/48 scale tanks thow you can not compare them to the amount of producers for 1/35 scale, shame.

So here the second "Phantom Dragon" I am working on, not quite finished but well on its way.

Even if I have mentioned it before just for good measure:

The idea behind this unit is theta the walker would engage a tank unit in close combat at lightning speed. Taking apart the tracks and decapitating the barrel leaving the tank units useless.
Although it was a little to sci fi for me I added a large jump pack to the model as it seemed just to cool to leave away.
Lesser armoured then the standard armoured Paladin walker they have a higher attack speed and the jump pack.

So you could imagine the unit of two "Phantom Dragons" dropping down on the enemy and as soon they have decimated the first tank they jump to the next, avoiding enemy fire as they go.

Again I wanted a different menacing appearance to the other mech walkers so I used 3rd party bits to alter them


Paladin Dragon Armoured Walker "Phantom Dragon" PD- 23

















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Post by: Illumini


Super cool concept and great execution. The sparks flying from the buzz-saw is a cool detail.


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Post by: Evil-D185


 Illumini wrote:
Super cool concept and great execution. The sparks flying from the buzz-saw is a cool detail.

Well thank you very much Illumini!
Yes the sparks were a little idea I had while playing around with static grass. I suppose you could get it done better if you took the time and sorted them in to one direction


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Post by: monkeytroll


Very cool indeed. Lovely work on the posing, and the sparks look great.


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Post by: OldMate


Poor Merkava. Love the shock and awe tactics. Could you imagine being inside when something like that jumps on you!


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I like the rust effect stained in the snow.


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Post by: Evil-D185


monkeytroll wrote:Very cool indeed. Lovely work on the posing, and the sparks look great.

Thanks monkeytroll! The posing with these models is just a dream, I have never encountered so perfectly fit together and possible models like these. They are in their own right amazing.

OldMate wrote:Poor Merkava. Love the shock and awe tactics. Could you imagine being inside when something like that jumps on you!

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I like the rust effect stained in the snow.


Well spotted OldMate! Good eye. Indeed, all you hear is a loud klang, the armour gets ripped open and then a huge buzz saw kicks in and your trapped in this metal casket



THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/02 10:26:27


Post by: Evil-D185


At long last I have basically finished the special Ops drop ship and Miniatures.
I will present the special ops unit separately when the bases are done.

I wanted to keep it dark so no real paint wonders but the base fits the scene well I think, what do you guys think?




"Special Ops Drop ship"
"Black Dragon" BD- 239"
and
"Special Ops Unit"




























I did try to get all the details though there are so many it is hard to get them all on a picture, the flats have full interior, windows on all floors and a coke vending machine in the lobby
As usual the base can be used as a terrain piece and the different levels can be removed.
The special ops team are only pinned so they can be removed for play on their own bases if needed.









THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/02 12:05:48


Post by: Flinty


Words... failing... gnnnnnnnn


Great work again. Really inspirational. Thanks.for sharing.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/02 12:16:13


Post by: monkeytroll


Fantastic work as always. The detailing is superb, really puts your models in a living environment.

And the fact you pin everything for multiple use just adds that extra layer of excellence


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/02 17:20:34


Post by: Evil-D185


Flinty wrote:Words... failing... gnnnnnnnn


Great work again. Really inspirational. Thanks.for sharing.


Hi Flinty thank so much and I am glad I can inspire you, would love to see what you make of it

monkeytroll wrote:Fantastic work as always. The detailing is superb, really puts your models in a living environment.

And the fact you pin everything for multiple use just adds that extra layer of excellence


That's nice to hear monkeytroll Very glad you are along for the ride and that I can keep your interest going


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Post by: Meer_Cat


Absolutely wonderful work! And playable at the same time- Flinty was right: words fail me. Wow, just


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Post by: sierra 1247


Good Lord, keep this coming. Your work is unreal! Hats off to you mate


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Post by: OldMate


Nice mix of Anvil grenadier heads and Forgeworld drop bodies. Really works for near future. Never really considered dark red visors but they look mint.

Do you use Antenocitis workshop survival cars for basing?

Love the graffiti, nice touch and it really does add to that story of the collapse of order in the city/planet.
Its always a pleasure to see your work.




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Post by: Illumini


Almost getting tired of saying "amazing", but each piece is a little (or not so little in this case) diorama, so hard to not keep saying it.

Is the building scratch built?


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Post by: Evil-D185


sierra 1247 wrote:Good Lord, keep this coming. Your work is unreal! Hats off to you mate

Many many thanks for your praise and glad you like it

OldMate wrote:Nice mix of Anvil grenadier heads and Forgeworld drop bodies. Really works for near future. Never really considered dark red visors but they look mint.

Do you use Antenocitis workshop survival cars for basing?

Love the graffiti, nice touch and it really does add to that story of the collapse of order in the city/planet.
Its always a pleasure to see your work.




OldMate you have an excellent eye!! Well spotted.
Yes I do use Antenocitis vehicles some times. just depends what lying around.


Indeed all the little special story lines and pictures on the buildings gives it a hole new dimension I think, there will be more as we advance

sierra 1247 wrote:Good Lord, keep this coming. Your work is unreal! Hats off to you mate

Thanks to you too and yes there is a lot more to come, please keep looking and please do feel free to comment any time good criticism and ideas are always welcome

Meer_Cat wrote:Absolutely wonderful work! And playable at the same time- Flinty was right: words fail me. Wow, just

Thank you Mee_Cat, playable is one of the main objectives as you never know what game you might want to play.

Illumini wrote:Almost getting tired of saying "amazing", but each piece is a little (or not so little in this case) diorama, so hard to not keep saying it.

Is the building scratch built?

Exactly, a small story in each model, but not just a diorama but also a playable unit and in most cases a usable piece of terrain.
Yes the building is scratch built















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Post by: Ezki


Came here from the link in the gallery.
Everything is just absolutely stunning! The attention to detail is just perfect.

Dare I ask what is the material you use for your buildings? Not sure if you mentioned it somewhere, but the photos mesmerized me


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Post by: Evil-D185


 Ezki wrote:
Came here from the link in the gallery.
Everything is just absolutely stunning! The attention to detail is just perfect.

Dare I ask what is the material you use for your buildings? Not sure if you mentioned it somewhere, but the photos mesmerized me


Hello and welcome Ezki!
Very glad you like the stuff, its is a lot of fun putting some real life into the army and the environment the "work" in.

The main part of the buildings is made of foam board, which is very stable and can be cut with a simple cutter knife.
Please do ask any questions you might have!


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/15 11:23:57


Post by: Lum


This is such a well-executed blog, really am enjoying it. Love your vehicles!


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Post by: Evil-D185


 Lum wrote:
This is such a well-executed blog, really am enjoying it. Love your vehicles!

Thank you so much Lum!
A few tut's will follow in the new year.
Although I should honestly start with some infantry


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/28 12:48:19


Post by: OldMate


Although I should honestly start with some infantry

Looking forward to seeing those rifle sections all painted up and expanded upon.


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2018/12/28 13:25:40


Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
Although I should honestly start with some infantry

Looking forward to seeing those rifle sections all painted up and expanded upon.


Well then let me give you a little heads up on some of the first infantry.

Here the first unit "Special Ops Unit".
Actually they are a 12 man team but I am still missing some bases but as soon as they have arrived I will ass to the unit. The unit is black to suit the dropship.


From left to right, back to front: Rifleman, Medic, Sniper, Radioman, Spotter, Officer, Tactical Assault, Support fire,

Missing not on the picture: Sergeant, Explosives Specialist, Rifleman, Tactical Assault



Special Ops Unit BD- 239 "The Balck Dragons"








THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2019/01/06 14:05:46


Post by: Evil-D185


After I had built a couple of the "Iron Dragon" main battle tanks I had kept thinking about building a super heavy tank.
First thing that came to mind was of course the "Shadowsword", luckily I could get my hands on a cheap one for 40 Pounds/ 60€ at the time. I then purchased a second canon and a few bitz I needed and converted the "Shadowsword".

Unfortunately I never made any pictures but it did look great with tow canons. The built model laid around for at least 2 years . As I then slowly started to purchase other vehicles for my project and started building the main battle tanks, at this point Leopard II A5's I noticed that the "Baneblade" although being a fan of the model looked to much like a toy next to all the other models. The large nuts and bolts and the cartoony size proportions irritated me.

It just did not fit to the rest of the army, even if the model was a nice one, just to much GW..... shame really.
But as I was continuously looking for 1/48 scale tanks I kept coming over 1/35 scale tanks and that is how the idea was born.

I just bought myself the cheapest Leopard II E 1/35 scale tank I could get 20€ and changed the canons and AA gatlings to fit the new model. I am very happy with the result and it fits in nicely with the rest of the tanks

A super heavy tank for around 60€..... not bad eh!




1st Tank Battalion, Super Heavy Tank Unit

Titanium Dragon Super Heavy Battle Tank TD- 666 (what els)

"The Devils Bane"

































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Post by: Meer_Cat


Wow- just, wow.

Very excellent build. I'm especially impressed with how you integrated the main guns into the mantlet of the turret housing- it really looks as if the Leopard II model kit was specifically built to have those two guns included.

Love this blog!


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Post by: Flinty


Another great model. I love the AA gatling mount, but surely it needs a bigger radar

Fantastic paint job amd dynamic basing as always. Thanks for.sharing.


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Post by: OldMate


Awesome super heavy tank. Didn't think a 35th model next to its 48th counterpart could fit so well. What is on the commander's cupola and is that an auto cannon on the loaders? If so that's pretty brutal. For a futuristic tank did you consider massive targeter like on this awesome South African centurion (Oliphant 1B).


I believe it just spins around and around targetting stuff while the gunner and commander (and drone and other assets) are doing so to maximise chances of giving the first shot or fast engagment of multiple targets. Which I guess is one reason to have two of such massive guns.

Another suggestion is a hard-wire infantry telephone on the rear of the vehicle for close infantry support (not a new idea ( Aussie tanks had these in ww2) but it works) And yet another (which is new and awesome) is to have a screen next to infantry phone, hard wired to a camera mounted above the vehicle's primary weapon. so they can direct tank fire from a gunner's view.


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The Elysian bits and the afterlife grenadier heads fit well together, The individual bases are awesome and fit each soldier well.
Those tank match so well. So gritty and grounded with their bases and weathering.

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Post by: Evil-D185


Meer_Cat wrote:Wow- just, wow.

Very excellent build. I'm especially impressed with how you integrated the main guns into the mantlet of the turret housing- it really looks as if the Leopard II model kit was specifically built to have those two guns included.

Love this blog!

Many thanks Meer_Cat!! Glad you like it, yes it took some work to get the guns to fit so well but the "arrow head" turret allowed for a lot possibility.

Flinty wrote:Another great model. I love the AA gatling mount, but surely it needs a bigger radar

Fantastic paint job amd dynamic basing as always. Thanks for.sharing.


Thanks Flinty,
well it is a fire-control radar so the size should be OK
The bases are great fun to make and give the models so much more life


OldMate wrote:Awesome super heavy tank. Didn't think a 35th model next to its 48th counterpart could fit so well. What is on the commander's cupola and is that an auto cannon on the loaders? If so that's pretty brutal. For a futuristic tank did you consider massive targeter like on this awesome South African centurion (Oliphant 1B).


I believe it just spins around and around targetting stuff while the gunner and commander (and drone and other assets) are doing so to maximise chances of giving the first shot or fast engagment of multiple targets. Which I guess is one reason to have two of such massive guns.

Another suggestion is a hard-wire infantry telephone on the rear of the vehicle for close infantry support (not a new idea ( Aussie tanks had these in ww2) but it works) And yet another (which is new and awesome) is to have a screen next to infantry phone, hard wired to a camera mounted above the vehicle's primary weapon. so they can direct tank fire from a gunner's view.


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The Elysian bits and the afterlife grenadier heads fit well together, The individual bases are awesome and fit each soldier well.
Those tank match so well. So gritty and grounded with their bases and weathering.


Thank you very much for your ideas and thoughts.
Yes the 1/48 and 1735 fit well together, if you are looking for something super size.
Indeed that is an auto canon and I will probably also be adding another second heavy machine gun on the other side.
This tank will have 3 drones which will also be used for targeting multiple targets.

Thanks OldMate, the special infantry did come out well. The parts work well together and the miniatures are only pinned to the bases so they can be placed on the diorama base when not in action.



Something new but small:
One of the first vehicles from the "1st combat armoured vehicle battalion" which will have all the troop transporters, working vehicles, scout and reconnaissance vehicles.

Here one of the "Jeeps", it will also be a little diorama as there will be two crew who are unloading amunition.



1st combat armoured vehicle battalion Alpha

D1-66









I think these fit perfect to the Dream Forge Warthogs, they look like they were made from the same line








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Post by: OldMate


I was wondering if you were going to do a light utility component to your force, Is that going to have a weapons mount?


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2019/01/19 08:31:55


Post by: OldMate


On second glance that barbbed wire looks nice, jeep looks like its seen a campaign or two. What type of conflict were you thinking fluff wise?


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Post by: IGtR=


Love the jeep - it fits in perfectly. And seconded on the barbed wire - it looks pretty damn realistic - certainly the best I can recall. May I ask where it is from/how it was made?


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Post by: Evil-D185


OldMate wrote:I was wondering if you were going to do a light utility component to your force, Is that going to have a weapons mount?


OldMate wrote:On second glance that barbbed wire looks nice, jeep looks like its seen a campaign or two. What type of conflict were you thinking fluff wise?


Yes in deed there will be a full battalion, I am thinking about giving it a machine gun but not sure on this one. I thought the "Jeep's" could do with a little more weathering as they are workhorses and constantly abusing the off road treatment.

Conflict wise is an interesting question. If you have a read through the first page:

"Near Future"

The world we live in has changed, the 3rd world war did not come and go as we expected it too. The war went on for many decades but only behind the scenes instead of a years of long open warfare.
The great nations of the world fought each other through third world countries, so called proxy wars.
Initiated uprisings and rebellions, conspiracies and deceptions were on a daily basis.
Pin point accurate stock market crashes took away nearly all the people had left, this drove the majority of the people into the dependency of the state and thus giving up their sovereignty.
A number of unbelievable cover-ups and deceptions were uncovered in USA and around the World of that time. This brought the USA into a 2nd civil war which went on for years.
This left the former super powers country and population destroyed to the ground.
After the population, in the name of protection and justice gave up their personal freedom and after they were robbed of their privacy, humanity they started to revolt and turn against their governments.

But as Planed their was already a savior.
???


So it could be after, in the US or continental Europe or even during the 2nd Civil War.
I will be doing a little more fluff as I go along.

IGtR= wrote:Love the jeep - it fits in perfectly. And seconded on the barbed wire - it looks pretty damn realistic - certainly the best I can recall. May I ask where it is from/how it was made?

Thanks and welcome IGtR, yes I do only try to get good material and the most barbed wire out there is rubbish. Sure you may ask it is 1/48 scale Nato razor wire from a company called Plus model I think


Here for something new and a little different as I was experimenting on left over parts, just a shame not to use them. I made it using two left arm gatling guns I had left over. an idea I had from way back..... "Red Alert"



Twin barrelled AA Gun














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Post by: OldMate


Nice automated defence system. Wouldn't like to come across that on foot either.


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Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
Nice automated defence system. Wouldn't like to come across that on foot either.


Indeed! It definitely could pack a punch
I am sure looking at the rest of the pieces I have left over from the different models that I will be making a second one but probably in connection with the forward base

So how about we try a little something different.
What if you guy's tell me what you would like to see next??

As I am constantly working on multiple projects at once, how about you choose what you want to see next?

• Motorized scout / recon unit (Unit of three)
• Motorized K9 unit (Unit of two)
• Predator drone unit (Unit of three)
• Long range Tactical Bomber Single unit)
• Rifle Company Headquarters (Unit of 6)
• Armoured personnel carrier (Unit of three)


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Post by: kestral


I like your gun barrel effects particularly, though everything is top notch. Keep it up! I vote bomber.


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Post by: Illumini


Bomber sounds awesome


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Post by: OldMate


Tactical bomber.
On the dogs,(i see you have Anvil ones as I have also used) it may seem a bit daunting painting them as german shepards(which they seem to be modeled as).
what I did was sat in front of my computer with a reference picture, then painted it:
{humbrol 93 (desert brown) over the lighter areas and 67 tank grey for black areas and skin} as a base.
I then used Citadel paints.
Screaming skull for lighter areas(like chest, insides of arms etc as kind of dry brush I rubbed with a finger to blend it a bit)
Rhinox hide around the areas where the black transitions to tan.
Chaos black diluted was used over the black areas of fur and was mixed with the already applied Rhinox hide.
I was happy enough with the colours to not shade on the dog's fur texture itself because I wanted to give the impression that it was a healthy and unbroken cote, instead of growing in clumps with noticeable outlines which would indicate mange.


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Post by: Evil-D185


Ok so it sounds quite clear what you would like to see... more heavy stuff

@kestral:
Thanks I will try

@ OldMate:
Thank you very much for the good ideas, interesting use of colours. But you are right a reference picture will undoubtedly be of good use.


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Post by: OldMate


Fluff wise is the Ordo Draconis from Earth itself? Would be interesting if humanity inhabited multiple systems but Earth is still an unmitigated disaster and these guys are like the clean-up crew (from a more united human enclave) for the homeland.

Or that war looks likely with another faction and they are trying to gobble up as much strategic space as possible to give themselves the edge. Use poor old Earth as a buffer.


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Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
Fluff wise is the Ordo Draconis from Earth itself? Would be interesting if humanity inhabited multiple systems but Earth is still an unmitigated disaster and these guys are like the clean-up crew (from a more united human enclave) for the homeland.

Or that war looks likely with another faction and they are trying to gobble up as much strategic space as possible to give themselves the edge. Use poor old Earth as a buffer.


Interesting thought there Oldmate!
I was originally thinking that the world is dominated mainly be corporations, as it is already ;-)
The USA and Canada, the US which is in or was in a massive civil war.
The United nations of Europe, which have their own huge problems EU is now basically one nation.
The African nations
The Asian alliance
The New Russian federation.


What a fantastic piece of kit!!! like all of the Dreamforge models, but this kit does stand out. Just a dream to put together and looks fantastic. Personally I find the vehicle a little bit too big but that should not be the problem.

The first vehicle of the "1st vehicle battalion" which is the "Rhino" version. Basically a "warthog APC" chassis with a 88mm canon on top. I wanted to make this vehicle stand out a little more so I converted it into a halftrack. The crew is still missing, which I am working on at the moment and I still need to order a suitable size base for it.


"1st Combat Armoured Vehicle Battalion Bravo"

MRUV DR -311 "Rhino"

























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Post by: OldMate


Looking good. fast firepower.


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Post by: Jake1974


Fantastic stuff. Well done


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Post by: Evil-D185


Jake1974 wrote:Fantastic stuff. Well done

Welcome and thank you!

OldMate wrote:Looking good. fast firepower.

Indeed and here is a little more fast fire power and there shall be more

1st combat armoured vehicle battalion

Tactical Scout Motorcycle Team
DM-103-105








Another two will follow




LAV (Light Armoured Vehicle)
Equipped with 10 x rocket launcher
Jaguar LAV D-71












Soon to come some heavy heavy fire



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Post by: OldMate


Gotta love the motobike scouts and that scout car is awesome.


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Those bikes look mighty like BMWs which seems rather fitting!


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Post by: Meer_Cat


Very nice work indeed- excellent builds!


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Post by: The Riddle of Steel


Really great stuff. I love the flavor of the scout biker and that rockit buggy looks very nice, too. Lots of very unique stuff!

-Rids


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Post by: Evil-D185


OldMate wrote:Gotta love the motobike scouts and that scout car is awesome.


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Those bikes look mighty like BMWs which seems rather fitting!


Indeed they do, at first I did not specifically purchase them because of that I just thought they would look great and the size fitted well.
But after painting them up I also noticed they look like BMW's.
At the time the Genstealer Bikes were not out so the options were not so good but I have now also got my self a few of those as I wanted a few quick attack bikes, things to come


Meer_Cat wrote:Very nice work indeed- excellent builds!


Hi Meer_Cat, thank's much more to come.

The Riddle of Steel wrote:Really great stuff. I love the flavor of the scout biker and that rockit buggy looks very nice, too. Lots of very unique stuff!

-Rids


Also a big thanks to you The Riddle of Steel many ideas to come and I am allways open for new ideas if you have any, OldMate has already come up with quite few good ideas


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Post by: OldMate


Just to clarify are your smaller dreamforge leviathans the 15mm ones? If so they work really well scale wise


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2019/07/07 09:06:28


Post by: Evil-D185


 OldMate wrote:
Just to clarify are your smaller dreamforge leviathans the 15mm ones? If so they work really well scale wise


Hi OldMate!
indeed they are the 15mm versions of which I have 4 of in the Armoured Riffle company at the moment, three of which can be seen in the blog one tom come soon.

As you all can see I have started with some infantry and I am quite happy with how they have turned out although some of the highlights still do not rune out that good on the pictures, what a science

I know you wanted to see the strategic bomber first but that seems to taking longer then expected so I will show you the doggies first!

Who let the dogs out?


There are going to be 2 teams, each with one dog and handler but seeing as I have 4 dogs I will also be doing a mobile dog unit
Here a couple of WIP's





Seeing as the unit will be motorized the other two dogs will be jumping out of the vehicle.










And here the finished unit
Dog handler Hogen and Rex





Prince






Mobile Unit with Duke and Baron






















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Post by: Meer_Cat


Those are great figure sets and the diorama set=piece with the transport unit is aces- really nicely done!


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Post by: SickSix


Kinda speechless. The quality of builds and painting is 10/10.

You also have me regretting using the included Eisenkern weapons on my guys. Now I want to change them all out for Anvil guns like you have. Damn man. Great job.

You play this as a 40k army? Hard to imagine what some of this stuff proxies for.


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Post by: Evil-D185


Meer_Cat wrote:Those are great figure sets and the diorama set=piece with the transport unit is aces- really nicely done!


Hi Meer_Cat,
thanks glad you like them


SickSix wrote:Kinda speechless. The quality of builds and painting is 10/10.

You also have me regretting using the included Eisenkern weapons on my guys. Now I want to change them all out for Anvil guns like you have. Damn man. Great job.

You play this as a 40k army? Hard to imagine what some of this stuff proxies for.


Welcome and thank you very much SickSix, I still think there is room for improvement but I am happy you like the style.
Yes the original Eisenkern weapons are awful design flaw in my eyes, everything ells is so perfectly executed but the infantry weapons... eh no!
I do not play at them moment and have never played 40k since 3rd edition. But you can proxy it for nearly anything you like.

Need a tank with a rocket launcher take the HMARS
Need a drop ship take the "Black Dragon"
Need a Knight sized Walker use "Dragons Fury"

I mean the possibilities are endless once the whole rifle company and-ons are finished, that's the beauty of not being dependant on a gaming system.


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Post by: OldMate


Beautiful doggies, looks like you got the same colour effect I did, but your painting is much better!

Love the K9 vehicle and the unit as a whole is simpily awesome. Are you planning to colour them all as shepards? I mean it would go with the army's theme.

But I'm just saying I painted one of mine up like a dingo, and it has a prosthetic leg(that snarling one you put in the back of the jeep)(yeah, see dropped and accidentally ground into the concrete and had to be replaced with wire and putty!) And it is pretty cool.


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Handlers match them stance wise, and individual colourarion on the dogs is really nice to see. Real cool.


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Also did I hear somewhere here you had dreamforge Valkirs?


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Post by: Captain Brown


Very nice work Evil-D185.

Cheers,

CB


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2019/07/13 10:12:55


Post by: Evil-D185


OldMate wrote:Beautiful doggies, looks like you got the same colour effect I did, but your painting is much better!

Love the K9 vehicle and the unit as a whole is simpily awesome. Are you planning to colour them all as shepards? I mean it would go with the army's theme.

But I'm just saying I painted one of mine up like a dingo, and it has a prosthetic leg(that snarling one you put in the back of the jeep)(yeah, see dropped and accidentally ground into the concrete and had to be replaced with wire and putty!) And it is pretty cool.


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Handlers match them stance wise, and individual colourarion on the dogs is really nice to see. Real cool.


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Also did I hear somewhere here you had dreamforge Valkirs?


Thanks OldMate, well you did have the idea and this is the beauty they were based off of.

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Well I only have 4 so yes the unit is already completely painted as German Shepard's:
Rex with handler
Prince with handler
Duke and Baron on vehicle

"I'm just saying I painted one of mine up like a dingo" well that figures coming form AUS Would like to see a picture if you do not mind?

Yes I found it important to get the handlers positions to match the dogs motions, so they work as a unit

That is correct I have a large unit of "Valkirs" which I was first going to use as the first platoon but I changed my mind and they will be an individual unit at some point. I have already done a few conversions and a few test runs with different heavy weapons which have turned out pretty good.
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Captain Brown wrote:Very nice work Evil-D185.

Cheers,

CB

Also thanks to you Captain Brown, hope to see you round some more


THE 1st GALACTIC IRONCORE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE / WIP scout bikes K9 Unit finished @ 2019/07/15 07:18:44


Post by: OldMate


With the Valkirs I think you could have an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how you imagine they work in conjunction with other units, with mixed unit tactics.

Such as using them as cover and firesupport(the same way you take cover behind a tank) when moving across more open ground.

Or perhaps by using other units to tag targets for indirect fire(firing auto cannons through walls etc).

Also another idea Valkir pattern hand grenades, because if you can carry a bigger gun you can throw a bigger bomb!


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Post by: oldravenman3025




I liker what I'm seeing in this thread. Keep up the good work.


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Post by: dwartist


Just found this...WOW!