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Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Hi everybody, and welcome to my newest log of insanity.

As I'm sure many of you have, I've been reading the Horus Heresy series, and as I'm sure many of you will agree, its an excellent series.

Now I've decided to devote my horde of FW marine Mks to the dark gods, and do the main protagonist forces of the Sons of Horus legion. I'll be doing them in the Sea green scheme, the sort of interim scheme between the Lunar Wolves and the Black Legion schemes, I think it will look striking on the tabletop, and more importantly to me be fun to paint and weather.

This is my first WIP model:



As I hope you can see, there is alot of Imperial fist casualties going on here, one because I think the yellow will look great as a spot colour/counterpoint and it sets them at the Siege of Terra, or just after when the Sons were chased into the eye.

I will be using the SW list, because its more competitive then the regular SM one (though we'll see what happens in 6th), plus I get to run terminators as troops, and since the SoH used them extensively, I think it fits.

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Any ideas on poses, themes, names, markings etc would be greatly appreciated.

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Made in gb
Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

Looks interesting. You must be very bold, very confident or very rich to try a new scheme on a FW figure!

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Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks gents


I've been a bit busy with a new uni entrance course I'm doing, and work, but I managed to cobble together this Sgt over the last couple of days. He took alot more time and fiddling around then I anticipated, the combination of various Mks of armour give a nice feel I think, and is something I can see happening during a protracted siege like the siege of Terra.



The arms are from the plastic CSM set, and are a nice analogue for Mk2 once your file off the extraneous detail.

I hope to have the first 5-10 men finished by the end of next week, but that may blow out due to my time being taken up by work/uni entrance course I started a couple of weeks ago.

I also wrote alittle bit of fluff while I should have been listening to a lecture:

"Yes. I was there, at the end.

I fought on the world that had cradled our race, where sky and earth touched, on the walls of a false gods hubris and conceit.

I watched as demi gods clawed and grappled, murdered and speared each other. I saw the fists of Dorn bleed and die, the angels of Sanguinius weeping tears of blood as they were cast from the heavens, the Khans barbarian hordes unhorsed by bolter fire.

I saw my brothers die, in ignominy, uncelebrated by an empire we spent 300 years forging in blood and battle.

But mostly I remember hearing the laughter of the uncaring gods as we failed, and Horus died, and the bitter taste of defeat like ash in my throat.

That was your glorious siege whelp, and damn you for making me speak of it"

- Captain Tyberadon 17th company, formerly Sons of Horus

Not sure in what context that would be delivered, maybe to a new recruit before they became the black legion or something.. .

   
Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Progress has been slow, but steady, getting into the meat and veg of any SM army now, the bolter carriers, or ablative wounds for you heavy and special weapons if you'd prefer.



Guy on the end is dropping his bolter *doh*

Nothing really exciting going on here, they just need alittle bit more work done to their bases and will have their bolters attached post paint.Still undecided on adding a chain bayonet or two, as I can't remember any actual references to them in the books.

As for paint, well it turns out I ordered 3 of the wrong colour . . . I ordered USMC tanker highlight, when it should have just been USMC tanker. Lesson learnt, so now I'll have to figure out a use for the highlight colour while I wait for the real paint to arrive, beacause I'm following the DPA tut on painting them I have no use for the highlight as a highlight

Cheers

Sheep

   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Looking forward to the progress on theses guys Sheep.

   
Made in us
Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle






Near Boston

AH tis the great Sheep... This will be GOOOOOOOD.

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Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thankyou both very much, Dakka seems like a pretty hard nut to crack.

Maybe that will change once I paint something. . .

So heres all the completely assembled models before primer.



I hadn't realised until I took this pic that the contemptor and Sgt model were in such a similar pose, guess I'll have to add some more variety to the future models.

The basing was done with a mix of cork, crushed slate, glued down with superglue, before adding some secret weapons razor wire.

So more assembly of the rest of the squad to follow, and waiting for paint to arrive. . .

Cheers

Sheep

   
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Ghastly Grave Guard





The cold reaches of space

Sheep wrote:Thankyou both very much, Dakka seems like a pretty hard nut to crack.

Maybe that will change once I paint something. . .



Nah... takes a while for people to get interested in projects. Keep it up, man. If the painting is anything like the modelling (HAWT), you'll have a following soon enough!

Love the modelling, especially the bases! The chunky ground with the bits and pieces... it kinda reminds me of the Heresy model cover with the Luna Wolves on it. (forget the title at the moment...) I can imagine what this army will look like put together, and even better, on a base of some sort...

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Made in se
Novice Knight Errant Pilot





Stockholm Forge District; Skandian Hive Collectives

Yepp, the dakka crowd is playing hard to get. We're lurking gits by nature. I know what I am talking about, my P&M Thread here is thick with them. I am lucky if one in a hundred comments.

Well, this looks interesting but without something painted CnC will be a bit hard to procure. Paint and the games shall begin!

I have a little hobby-thread going in the P&M section. Some say it's the best blog on Dakka, some don't agree, most belive it would be better if I finished at least one project some time this century and not just kept starting new ones.
Check it out, you just might like it.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/385168.page 
   
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Robot Cat






T-county

I did say watching, what more do ya want!
   
Made in us
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Im all in for some pre Heresy madness. Ive been reluctant to pull the trigger on a FW army, Ill be living vicariously through you. Looks great so far.
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





California + Philidelphia

the models look great so far, and im excited to see them painted as i have never seen a sons of horus paint sceme

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

I'm really confident that you can pull off the same scheme as DPA I had a look through his thread and his painting skills are draw dropping.

Yeah Dakka members are mostly lurkers I also have the same issue as STC_LogisEngine just keep an eye on the number of views and you will get a gage for how many lurkers you have attracted.

   
Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks very much for the comments guys, these noys got put on ice for a while due to the nids getting some love, but I put paint to model today and came up with this



As you can see, hes not as clean as DPA's SoH, I just couldn't get excited by that style of painting, hes in the middle of the seige of terra, there isn;t going to be time to reapply paint to chipping.

This is obviously still PIP.

Let me know what you think, and any suggestions you have

   
Made in gr
Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu





Athens, Greece

This is beautiful indeed mate.
Love the tone and the stance.
Can't wait to see more PIP photos!!!

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Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks mate glad you like him.

   
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Boston

Damn, Sheep, this looks like a fantastic start to a fascinating project. I love the paint scheme, and the grittiness of the weathering/battle damage. I can practically smell the reek of Istvaan (sp?)

The best projects tell stories as they take shape. Yours is starting to speak very eloquently. I'll be following avidly.

   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





California + Philidelphia

awesome! I love the "tattoo" snaking aroung his side, very nice peice!

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"Don't worry, Vik! You have all of your internet friends to keep you company! And, as everyone knows, internet friends are at least one step above imaginary friends "-Rawson
"Does an Ork shiiiit green?" "...Rogue! -you rock!" "Damn you too Rogue!""[TTFN]... That means tittyfething right?""Yep, that's me, a two-dollar whore"-Dsteingass
"... but if we all fail together we can make it look like we´ve won actually.." "...to all killers out there...: my face will hit your fist so hard it´s gonna bleed...your fist that is...""lol....OMG... you are a serial""he knows no pain...nor fear^^ he is a riveteer""yep... some of the dakka chaps here sure made the joints of my jaw quite loose...""er... emailsex... now that at least sounds like the perfect safer sex... but i like mine a bit more...wet""do you know what they call a quarter pounder of a buckte full of rivets in france?" "No...what?" "Rivitz royal"-Viktor von Domm
" I expected to hear gak like that from RW, not you Vik... for shame Sir, for shame"-AnUnearthlyChilde
"We are Vik's private collection of muses for the monkey on his back.....""you, guys are worse than my children......"-mxwllmdr
"Singling one out as odd in a =][_= thread is like going into an asylum, pointing at someone at random and saying "that person's insane""-Shrike
 
   
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WestCoast

 Sheep wrote:
I put paint to model today and came up with this


I wish that's what came out when I put paint to model!

Great work on the scheme here, sheep! I wasn't sold on the sea green color at first, but it really looks great! I really like the complicated weathering that you use: grime, chipping, rust. Looks awesome!

The only thing that I'm confused about is that big red thing under his helmet. Is it a lens? Gem? Heraldry?

Keep up the great work!
Rawson

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Viktor von Domm: nope... can´t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Looking excellent, I really like all the freehand and weathering.

keep up the excellent work, looking forwards to seeing more.

   
Made in gb
Dark Angels Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




UK

I really like the sea green colour scheme and the imperal fist in the Contemptor's clutches

James

SANITY - Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours, doesn’t mean you can borrow mine.

 
   
Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks for the great comments everyone, I'm glad you all like him so much

Rawson wrote:
I wish that's what came out when I put paint to model!

Great work on the scheme here, sheep! I wasn't sold on the sea green color at first, but it really looks great! I really like the complicated weathering that you use: grime, chipping, rust. Looks awesome!

The only thing that I'm confused about is that big red thing under his helmet. Is it a lens? Gem? Heraldry?

Keep up the great work!
Rawson


Thanks mate, the gem is going to look something like this



Called the "Eye of Horus".

tinfoil wrote:Damn, Sheep, this looks like a fantastic start to a fascinating project. I love the paint scheme, and the grittiness of the weathering/battle damage. I can practically smell the reek of Istvaan (sp?)

The best projects tell stories as they take shape. Yours is starting to speak very eloquently. I'll be following avidly.


Cheers mate, glad you find the painting so evocative, but I basing this army on the siege of Terra, hence the IF marines, they weren't at Istvaan unfortunately. This means I can get away with alot more Chaos iconography to jazz up the scheme abit.

   
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I was thinking abot doing this also. At my local shop we discussed using the Dark Angel rules running term heavy as well. I can't wait to see more pictures. I expect this type of army to get very popular with the release of the FW board. Pic looks great
   
Made in au
Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks mate. I'm hoping the DA codex lets you run termis as troops too, doing it in SW is great, but paying the premium of 280pts for logan is a bit much.

   
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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions





York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Wow! Great work here! (SUBSCRIBED! ;D )

Are these guys at the stage just before heresy/at heresy then?

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Subsector Australia

Awesome contemptor is awesome!
   
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Wellington, NZ

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Expendable Defender Destroid Rookie




Australia

Thanks guys, I guess you'd call them mid heresy, since they are fighting at the siege of terra, unless they fought the imperial fists sometime before the siege.

   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

 Sheep wrote:
Thanks very much for the comments guys, these noys got put on ice for a while due to the nids getting some love, but I put paint to model today and came up with this



As you can see, hes not as clean as DPA's SoH, I just couldn't get excited by that style of painting, hes in the middle of the seige of terra, there isn;t going to be time to reapply paint to chipping.

This is obviously still PIP.

Let me know what you think, and any suggestions you have


WOW! some of the best weathering I've seen so far. Kudos!

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