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Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

So I decided to update this Blog to suit my recent changes in my Army. For those of you who haven’t read this blog before please keep in mind that I have copied the Original Post and pasted it in the second post to avoid confusion.

In April of 2011, I have decided to give up on the Chaos Codex. I never really thought of the Red Corsairs as Chaos anyway. TBH I don’t even think of them as Traitors or Renegades. I think of Huron as a monarch and the Maelstrom His Kingdom to Defend; the Red Corsairs, his Royal Guard. But instead of being called King he named himself Tyrant. The Tyrant of Badab. The Imperium was threatened by his power and unjustly removed him from his throne. All titles and records removed. Like any monarch with their kingdom lost, He Fights Back. Builds an army with anything he can take from the plate of the imperial table.

That being said I believe that the Red Corsairs would have access to all SM equipment and technology (anything they can take). So the next step was to pick a codex. So I created a Thread Red Corsairs List from Chaos to Renegade Marines and with a lot of help I chose the SW Codex.

HQ: Huron Blackheart - complete
1 Wolf Lord in Power Armour, (Belt of Russ;Wolf Tail Talisman; Power Weapon x1; Powerfist x1)



Elite:
5 Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Bolt Pistol ; Power Weapon x5) - 90% WIP
1 Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasmagun) - 25% WIP

4 Wolf Guard in Power Armour (Combi-Melta x4; PowerFist x4) - 20% WIP

Troops:
9 Grey Hunters Pack (Meltagun x1) - Chaos - 98% WIP
1 Rhino - 90% WIP

9 9 Grey Hunters Pack, (Meltagun x1) - Space Marine - 95% WIP
1 Rhino - 60% WIP

9 9 Grey Hunters Pack, (Meltagun x1) - Space Wolves - 40% WIP
1 Rhino - 95% WIP

Heavy Support:
5 Long Fangs Pack, (Missile Launcher x5) - 25% WIP
1 Squad Leader (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon) - 50% WIP
1 Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasmagun) - 25% WIP

5 Long Fangs Pack, (Missile Launcher x5) - 25% WIP
1 Squad Leader (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon) - 50% WIP
1 Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasmagun) - 25% WIP

5 Long Fangs Pack, (Missile Launcher x5) - 25% WIP
1 Squad Leader (Bolt Pistol; Close Combat Weapon) - 50% WIP
1 Razorback (Lascannon and TL Plasmagun) - 25% WIP

Not the best SW list, but it suits my play style. I will update as I progress.

.....

Here are other units that I have and could be used in my list:

Chaos Lord (Power Fist, Combi Melta) - 80% WIP

Dreadnought (Multi-Melta, DCCW) - 20% WIP

Dreadnought (Multi-Melta, DCCW) - 20% WIP

20 Chaos Terminators - 10% WIP (magnetized)

3 Chaos Space Marine Bikes - 30% WIP

Land Raider - 90% WIP

Land Raider Redeemer/Crusader - 0% WIP

2 Predator, (Lascannon (each side)) - 25% WIP

Here is my old Chaos stuff some of it could be used others are waiting for the next codex:

Terminators - Complete


Havoc Units
3 Heavy Bolters - Complete


Lascannon - Complete


2 Defilers - Complete


This message was edited 154 times. Last update was at 2016/07/29 16:06:24


"The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

"Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
   
Made in ca
Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





Ajax, ON. Canada

(The original post has been moved to here for clarity and continuation)

So I received a PM asking to create a thread of my Red Corsairs and Progress. Currently I have a Showcase thread of all my completed work called Master of the Red Corsairs, and a WIP of a Marine swap with Gits, called Last Corsair Standing. But i dont have a blog of my actual progress of the Red Corsairs. I have a tendency to not finishing things(I still haven't finished Gits marine ). I have alot of half finished works and new ideas that I started that I would like to post here. Maybe with a little push I can add finished work to my Showcase.

As for what I'm doing right now:

  • I started to make a squad of SW Chosen. Captured and converted (or even stolen geneseed) from the wolf of Fernis. These will replace the Chosen lost in the Last Corsair Standing battle. These will be called Huron's Wolves. I bought a Rhino on Kijiji, and it had the razorback top piece glued on, using plastic glue so there is no way that that is coming off. I painted it the same colours as my other Rhino but I added alot of weathering and rust to it. The interior I painted grey, and put on some space wolf decals in there. I then used the Hairspray method and using my air brush, painted it bleached bone. I then scratched off some paint to make it look like animals were trapped in there like dogs (HA! I kill me). I haven't done it yet but i decided to use a dollar store strainer as a chain-link fence and cover the openings. LIke a Dog pen or kennel, with a 'release the dogs' feel. As for the Chosen's progress, I have painted one body and I really like the way it looks. I converted a SW bolter to a melta and it needs to be painted. I have also painted 20 SW faces to pick and choose from. This squad of chosen will be 2 meltas and 3 flamers. I am magnetizing the arms just in case i want to change this.

  • I'm not a fan of the Red Corsairs being Chaos. I believe that they are just Renegade SM. (I really don't see them as Renegade either, more like they were betrayed by the Emperior). In time I would like to convert my army to SM so I started ripping off the heads off my Khorne Berzerkers. I want to make them less Khorny (Ha! I did it again). I'll make them a SW/zerker mix. Huron playing around with SW geneseed. I have air brushed a majority of them with Red Gore basecoat. I have run out of paint and would like to buy the Vallejo Game Colour Gory Red and Bloody red, but i'm having a hard time finding it. I was also thinking that I might use that converted Rhino for my Berzerkers instead (haven't decided).

  • I have added to my first Rhino. I have cut out the Red Corsairs symbol out of plastic card and glued it to the top doors and painted it to match my avatar picture. I want to cast this symbol so I don't have to do it again but its already finished and worried about wreaking it. After I do it I would like to put another symbol on the side, but just the fist.

  • I have also done alot of work on my LR. It's about 90% done. Painted using my airbrush.


  • like I said I have alot of unfinished business. I really need to finish Gits' Marine


    I normally Dakka when I'm at work. So the text usually gets written here and the photos are added when I get home. I will take a picture of everything for each section. Maybe with some inspiration I will figure what to work on first.

    Thanks ahead of time for your patience and alot more puns to come

    (End of Original Post)

    -----------------------------------------

    I did a bit of clean up on my first post.

    Here is the SW chosen painted body test:


    And here is his converted Meltagun:


    This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2012/11/22 22:34:44


    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in ca
    Phanobi






    Canada,Prince Edward Island

    Great stuff! I really like the red that you got for the chosen's body, it is really vibrant.

    Keep up the good work!

    Cain

       
    Made in us
    [SWAP SHOP MOD]
    Robot Cat






    T-county

    Cool stuff, glad to see some life in the RC's
       
    Made in us
    Powerful Orc Big'Un





    Somewhere in the steamy jungles of the south...

    Looks interesting, and I really like the read, nice and bright!

    _Tim?

       
    Made in gb
    [DCM]
    Tyrant of Badab






    HATE Club, East London

    Keep the red bright, I say. I enjoy painting red, but it can be hard to pull off right. I'll be the army will look great on the tabletop. I hate dull looking armies.

    Though my guards may sleep and my ships may lay at anchor, our foes know full well that big guns never tire. 
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Here are the pictures of my first Rhino







    And this is what I have added to it. I have cut out the Red Corsairs symbol out of plastic card and glued it to the top doors and painted it to match my avatar picture.



    Like i said in my first post I want to cast this symbol so I don't have to do it again but its already finished and worried about wreaking it. After I do it I would like to put another symbol on the side, but just the fist

    Here is the current WIP of my other Rhino the one I bought on Kijiji. I going to cut up a cheap strainer and cover the openings for a chain-link fence to make it look like a Dog pen or kennel, with a 'release the dogs' feel.






    The Interior




    I still have alot to do for this as well

    This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2011/05/04 13:57:45


    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in gb
    Tail Gunner





    Dundee, Scotland

    Nice work, I'm looking forward to more.

    Two questions, firstly how do you paint your red? it looks exactly like the colour I'm aiming for.
    Secondly, how did you get the peeling paint effect on the inside of the rhino, its amazing!

    Keep it up!
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Thanks, I have alot more pictures of all my WIP but I dont want to overload with too many pics.

    As for the red on my marines:

    Basecoat: Mechrite Red
    Then: Red Gore
    1st highlight: 50% Red Gore and Blood Red
    2nd highlight: Many thinned layers of Blood red, until smooth
    Wash: Devlan Mud in recesses (I'm now experimenting with 50% Devlan Mud and Baal Red wash)
    3rd highlight: re-apply the Blood red
    Final highlight: 40% Fiery Orange and 60% Blood Red (They no longer make Fiery Orange, but it is pretty much Blazing Orange and yellow)

    As for the weathering inside the Rhino I used the Hairspray technique
    Here are a few Videos I followed:






    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in gb
    Tail Gunner





    Dundee, Scotland

    Thank you so much!

    What are you working on now?
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    TBH im not sure what to work on next i have soo much to do

    like this Land Raider:







    I painted this using my airbrush, but I ran out of paint. I'm looking to buy new paint but I dont want to use GW paint. I would like to try Vallejo paints. Unfortunately I need Vallejo Game paint and I can only find Vallejo model paints.

    These Game Colours in particular:
    Gorey Red
    Bloody Red

    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Here is my Chaos lord, as you guessed ... not finished, yet covered in dust




    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in us
    Infiltrating Oniwaban






    Nice stuff so far! The converted SW for your bodyguard are great.

    You might want to wait until you start a model fresh to switch to Vallejo- switching mid-model can be a bit odd, even with fairly compatible ranges.

    Infinity: Way, way better than 40K and more affordable to boot!

    "If you gather 250 consecutive issues of White Dwarf, and burn them atop a pyre of Citadel spray guns, legend has it Gwar will appear and answer a single rules-related question. " -Ouze 
       
    Made in ca
    Regular Dakkanaut





    Like it.

     
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Savnock wrote:Nice stuff so far! The converted SW for your bodyguard are great.

    You might want to wait until you start a model fresh to switch to Vallejo- switching mid-model can be a bit odd, even with fairly compatible ranges.


    Thats a good point. I guess I'm off to GW and my wallet will be $20 lighter!

    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in gb
    Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






    Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

    Have to say this looks pretty damn good

       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Thanks Silver, That means alot.

    The links and advice you gave me on my Last Corsair Standing helped me out. Even tho thats another project that needs finishing.

    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in gb
    Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






    Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

    Hehe, no worries.

    I have to admit that I watch so many PLogs that I seem to have kept missing your updates in your other thread

    Just reading it now.

       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Ya I have a tendency to stick to the 20 or so blogs that I have Subscribed too. It usually takes up my day. If I get through them then I look for new ones. ha ha!

    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in us
    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    subscribed

    Things are lookin' very sharp styro...

       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    I started Working on my berzerkers. And I need a little advice. I started ripping the heads off them, (Because I dont like the rabbit ears) and filing down the khorne symbols. They are still going to be my berzerkers I just dont like them looking like berzerkers.

    Here is what my berzerkers look like before (mind you I only painted 2)





    Here is my test model. The shoulder pads will be black with red trim




    What do you think? Any suggestions?

    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2011/03/31 16:41:24


    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    well since I didn't get a response on my berzerker issue I decided to put it aside like everything else.

    So I bought some items from Bunker's swap:

    2 Razorbacks/Rhinos

    5 Missile Launcher Marines

    2 Dreadnoughts (AoBR)

    2 Predators

    I got a good price for them. The paint job on them was done with an air brush and it looks pretty decent. The only problem I had was the everything is glued in to place. The turrets, Storm bolters, doors, hatches and even the front window cover.

    For my army, well the Chaos part of it, only needs Rhinos. So the first thing I needed to do was take apart the Predators. Luckily, the main turrets on both, only had a bit of super glue. So with some force they came off easy. With a bit sanding it was easily cleaned as well. The sponsens were easier to come off. Woot I have 2 more Rhinos! But I didn't spend money on Predators just to make Rhinos. I plan to magnetize them to switch back and forth for when I switch over to Space Marines. The problem I have with them now is the back and top hatches are glued and not budging.

    The Razorback's top hatches switch from Rhino Hatch to Plasma/lasscannon turret. The Plasma/Lascannon turrets are also glued in place. With force I managed to separate them into each piece. I then pinned them so it now pivots up and down and the turret also rotate. Again the back hatch and the Storm bolters are not budging.

    Is their a way to weaken superglue?

    There are nothing wrong with the SM missile launchers or the Dreads. Although for the dreads, I will need to buy bases as these ones didn't have any.

    The next step would be if I should paint them all or not. Now My army, being the Red Corsairs, they pretty much take technologies and refit them. So should I leave them the way they are and just put a red 'X' on them? Should I do the hairspray method and paint over them and scratch way the top layer paint to show the colours underneath? Or do I just paint them in my colours?

    Suggestions really needed

    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2011/04/04 16:50:03


    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in gb
    Boosting Space Marine Biker






    Great looking miniatures i wish my corsairs were that good!
    as for the dreadnoughts i think the hairspray technique would be the best as long as the corsair scheme is more prominent.

    COVER IS FOR THE WEAK 
       
    Made in gb
    Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





    terra

    cool work mate.don't feel bad about not finishing stuff off.ive got about 5 projects on the go and am forever flitting between my latest cool idea.


     
       
    Made in gb
    Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





    UK

    Superglue becomes brittle if you freeze it or make it extremely cold - some people say nail varnish remover of some kind weakens the bond too.

    Nice looking force so far, excellent work with the weathering, both on the inside and out!

    Jovial Nurglite

    My Blog 
       
    Made in us
    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    The other way to work on super glue is with acetone. Stop at your local drug store and you can pick up acetone in the nail polish remover section really cheap. Don't buy the hobby acetone as you'll pay about 10x as much for it and it's the same stuff.


       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    But what about the plastic? I heard that the acetone tends to soften the plastic or even melt it?

    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in us
    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    I'm sure if you left it on long enough it would, but in the short term the glue will soften before the plastic starts to fail.

       
    Made in ca
    Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader





    Ajax, ON. Canada

    Thanks I'll give it a try

    Talking to friend of mine, he suggests that I paint all of them in my colours but make 1 Rhino with the hairspray weathered paint flakes showing spots of white and green

    like my SW captured Rhino

    This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2011/04/04 19:01:33


    "The strong are strongest alone", Lufgt Huron, Tyrant of Badab.
    The Blood Reaver. Master of the Red Corsairs. Lord of the Maelstrom. Huron Blackheart.

    "Life sucks when it gets in the way of Warhammer." - CGBSpender 
       
    Made in us
    Decrepit Dakkanaut






    Madison, WI

    That's a good idea Styro. I was wondering about the esprit d' cour (sp?) of the corsairs... Would they go out of their way to make equipment look perfect (i.e. take pride in having a cleanly "corsair" rhino) or would they just make it identifiable so it didn't come under friendly fire & then use it up until it was just discarded. Not meaning to cast any aspersions here, just wondering about your opinions on the "professional pride" they would take in aesthetics (as opposed to things that worked well for them, which is another matter entirely).

       
     
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