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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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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.


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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

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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.

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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?

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Gorgeous is what i think

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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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


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

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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??



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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??
















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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?




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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


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

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 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

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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.

   
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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.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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@ 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.

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

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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 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

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

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More mechs!!!

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@ 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

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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






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That walker is lovely. Nice job!

   
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 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"?

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Under the couch

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

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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!

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 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

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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

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

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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.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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