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Hello there, I am Paul. I have been into Wargaming (more specifically the Worlds of Games Workshop) for more than 25 years. I am more of a painter than a gamer, that said I am more of a tabletop level army painter than the works of art in the miniature world that we can see today.

With the recent release of the new 40k Conquest part works in the UK I am using it to create a brand new Marine army and to add to my current Death Guard army. I am currently subscribed and am eagerly awaiting my first delivery. Whether I last the entire 80 issue run of the magazine remains to be seen, but I intend to have fun finding out.

Anyway, here is issue 1, I managed to track down 5 copies from a mixture of Forbidden Planet and my local Asda. I just could not resist it at £1.99 for the three minis, three paints and substandard brush.



That nets me 15 Primaris Intercessors, more than probably needed as far as troops selection go. The main issue here is the monopose nature of them, the answer? A visit to the bits box for a bit of conversion. Luckily I already have some spare Primaris heads as my Deathwatch already led me to buy some multi part Hellblasters.

Here are my first six Intercessors with mainly a mix of head and hand swaps. The heads are from the Hellblaster kit, the open palm from the Devastator Sprue and the ammo clip hand is from the Deathwatch Veteran sprue:







The last guy is probably my favourite.

So what is next? Choosing which chapter to paint them as. I am leaning towards Minotaurs but also saw a cool golden scheme with blue shoulder pads. But I am damned if I can remember what chapter that is. Can anybody help?

Anyway, thanks for looking. I aim to get painting these forthwith.

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I like where this is going. If they sold the conquest magazines here I would also do my best to get 4 or 5 of them.

I did a search to try to find gold with blue shoulder pads and I can't really find them. Old 90s version of the Raptors had blue torso but then yellow legs, hands and shoulders. But that's the closest I could find.

Though if you're looking for a painting guide for gold armour with blue shoulders, the warhammer TV videos on painting stormcast eternals would probably be pretty applicable.

   
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Southampton, UK

Gold with blue shoulder pads sounds like the Celestial Lions, who are a really cool chapter who were almost annihiliated in the 3rd War for Armageddon, and are one of the ones now being built back up with primaris reinforcements, so it fits really well. That's what I'm doing with my Conquest stuff.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Celestial_Lions
http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Celestial_Lions
   
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pgmason wrote:
Gold with blue shoulder pads sounds like the Celestial Lions, who are a really cool chapter who were almost annihiliated in the 3rd War for Armageddon, and are one of the ones now being built back up with primaris reinforcements, so it fits really well. That's what I'm doing with my Conquest stuff.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Celestial_Lions
http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/Celestial_Lions


That's them, thank you so much Sir. Good to use up the Retributor armour and Macragge blue. And not an Ultramarine successor chapter either.

@Chamberlain: cheers for the heads up. Hopefully Conquest finds itself abroad for non UK based markets.


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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Ahh excellent - been hoping someone would do this blog on the Conquest mag

I have several copies of issue 1, but not subscribed as of yet as not sure I want the other army (although I guess I could sell / swap it at a later stage?

   
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Beast of Nurgle





Manchester

 Ruglud wrote:
Ahh excellent - been hoping someone would do this blog on the Conquest mag

I have several copies of issue 1, but not subscribed as of yet as not sure I want the other army (although I guess I could sell / swap it at a later stage?


Looking forward to following this too. Conquest is why I'm on this forum (never painted more than about 1500pts of an army, so I need things to motivate me to get the whole thing painted), and it'll be good to see other peoples progress!

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:

Here are my first six Intercessors with mainly a mix of head and hand swaps. The heads are from the Hellblaster kit, the open palm from the Devastator Sprue and the ammo clip hand is from the Deathwatch Veteran sprue:


I like these - simple conversions so you don't end up with a squad of identical marines all peering at auspexes. Nice.

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Thanks for the interest everyone, have constructed 10 of the Intercessors now, the odd little bit swap really helps relieve the monotony of the same three poses again and again.

As for my Celestial Lion's scheme I have got my first Intercessor done, nothing special but it is quite a quick scheme for the armour overall. Retributor Gold, Agrax wash, another layer of retributor to clean up the armour then a silver edge highlight.

I am really loving the background of this chapter, completely betrayed by member(s) of the Inquisition and left for dead on Armageddon, excellent stuff and well worth searching out. Anyway, enough waffle, here is my first Celestial Lion:







I aim to start the rest of the squad today, thanks for looking.

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Manchester

That's really nice, can't wait to see the rest of the squad.

What will you be doing for the heraldry on the shoulder pads?

EDIT - These exist, no idea if they are any good though!

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Fixture of Dakka





Melbourne

 Ruglud wrote:
Ahh excellent - been hoping someone would do this blog on the Conquest mag
Me too.

Great start, mate. And fantastic choice of chapter too. Fits in nicely with their background too.
The subtle conversions work great for differentiating the monopose models.

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Lovely metallic work, though the backpack could use a touch more silver highlights. The blue really pops out!

   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Lovely stuff on the first Lion, they are an awesome Chapter and you've nailed the scheme. How did you do that gold? I've struggled to get good results using Retributor Armour.

Looking forward to more, Conquest paint-along is a great format to follow.

   
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Albany, NY

Really nice paint! I'm not sure what I expected to see as I scrolled down, but a brilliant Celestial Lion wasn't on that list

- Salvage

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Cheers everyone, lovely to have some feedback.

@GMSchofield: Those transfers look good but I always hate the look of them on the curved shoulder pads. I may have to freehand a design for the chapter symbol, I never bother with tactical, fast attack etc marking. The Codex be damned!

@Snrub: By the fourth sprue the same figures were getting very dull to work with.

@John Prins: I think you are right, have revisited them accordingly.

@Paradigm: Hello Sir, how goes Uni? Retributor is a godsend to me, my go to gold. Recipe is simple, base layer(s) retributor, Aggrax wash, touch up retributor then a silver/ retributor mix to highlight (about 70/30). Done.

@Boss Salvage: Thank you, much appreciated. Do you want some more?


So I have completed my first squad of Intercessors, am happy with how they came along:



The sgt is my favourite, the helmet with crest fro the Mark IV Marine kit works great as a Primaris head:



I will be moving onto my second squad next:



Monday also saw my first subscription delivery with the three ETB PLague Marines:




However, I have painted this set before so plan to use some leftover Plague Marine sprue bits to convert these up. So my next post will probably be the progress on those. Here is my first lot from a few months ago:



Thanks for looking.




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UK

Thanks for the gold method, I'll have to give that a go as it's yielding some great results for you. Definitely agree on the sarge, there's a lot of purpose and character in that model with the pose and unique helmet.

Great stuff on the Death Guard as well, I might well take some inspiration as I picked up a set myself and I'm not yet sure how I want to tackle them.

Uni goes well, finished my course with a First over the summer and am going back next week to begin my Masters.

   
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Excellent news on the First, great to hear that you are going for a Masters as well. I dread to think of the fees though!

Had a bit of fun chopping and matching bits on the Plague Marines, the Blight Launcher marine was a bit of a pain to convert but I am happy with the results. The Champion became a Heavy Plague Spewer marine whilst the bolter dude just had to cope with a head swap as he was a little too complicated to mess around with .
Apologies for the poor lighting on the pictures, I took them early morning:






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England

That's a really nice paint scheme, and great use of the colours that come with the first issue.

it's the quiet ones you have to look out for. Their the ones that change the world, the loud ones just take the credit for it. 
   
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Manchester

Nice conversions. I agree with you about the bolter dude being too complicated to be worth chopping up too much - with just a head swap you can sprinkle a few in as background extras in your squads and it looks fine. If you get any more, you can swap the backpacks over on the regular marines with just a slight bit of cutting (and I think more are coming with a future issue). I've now got four of him dotted around my squads. On the plus side, the Blight Launcher arm and Plasma Gun backback are very useful pieces to have for future conversions!

Really like the three "here's what I did earlier" plague marines. Are they part of a larger army, and if so do you have a picture?

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Lovely work here mate. I do need to get back to my Lions very soon, and your work here has really been a nice little prompt to do so.

   
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UK

Well these look a bit better than the painting guides in the magazine make them look

Love the colour scheme and conversions - great job

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Coming along very nicely, mate.

The head crest is a nice way of marking out your sergeants without putting too much effort into them. Second squad is shaping up nicely too.

The Plague marine conversions work really well, too! With a coat of paint on, I imagine it'll be hard to tell they were ever ETB in the first place.

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 GMSchofield wrote:


Really like the three "here's what I did earlier" plague marines. Are they part of a larger army, and if so do you have a picture?


Indeed I have, about 3500pts painted although Mortarion is about a seventh (how fitting) of that. I will get them together for my next update.

@Azazel: Glad to hear it, one bonus is given how few of them are about is that a rudimentary Google image search for them shows yours high in the mix.

@Brother Castor: Thank you Sir, I just hope the painting guide fuels the next wave of wargamers.

@Snrub: It is lucky how similar the Mark IV armour heads are to the Mark X, though maybe a bit too Ultramariney?

My Plague Marines are currently being painted up and I am considering adding this Captain to my Celestial Lions (with a head swap).



Do you think that would be against the spirit of the blog?

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As long as you keep churning out really well painted minis I don't think anyone is going to complain what you buy! I think there is a captain being released with the Conquest magazines in an upcoming issue though if you felt like waiting for it

Really love the paint scheme for the marines, I would never have thought that much gold on a model would work but you have pulled it off brilliantly.

Keep up the good work!

   
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Willing Inquisitorial Excruciator





Exactly - you're merely supplementing the Part Work stuff.

I consider that model as a fine Part Work Enhancer!

I'm thinking of doing something similar myself, minus the Part Work (can't get that here. ), and the Plague Marines (don't want) and the Celestial Lions (a cool choice, but not my chapter).

Basically, I'll be doing Primaris Marines Malevolent.

But I am loving your Celestial Lion stuff here, and I'm looking forward to more!

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Beast of Nurgle





Manchester

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:


My Plague Marines are currently being painted up and I am considering adding this Captain to my Celestial Lions (with a head swap).



Do you think that would be against the spirit of the blog?


That would be a brilliant idea, can never have too many captains. As long as you paint each months models, the spirit of the blog is intact. That's my excuse for buying 2300pts of Plague Marines on top of the three that come with issue 2 and I'm sticking to it.

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Melbourne

ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
@Snrub: It is lucky how similar the Mark IV armour heads are to the Mark X, though maybe a bit too Ultramariney?
I honestly hadn't noticed you used a MkIV head. I thought you'd just bunged a crest on a primaris head.
The crest certainly is a bit more "roman" then what I think the CL's have been portrayed as. But that shouldn't stop you from using them. It looks fine though and doesn't make them seem overly Ultramarinish.


The captain you're considering wouldn't seem out of place. Fairly neutral space marine appearance.

If you are content to wait though, Conquest will eventually give you two captains. The DI captain in the bulky not-terminator armour (Can't remember the name) and then this guy. As well as 3 lieutenants. The two DI ones and the special one that comes out soon.

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ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
 GMSchofield wrote:


Really like the three "here's what I did earlier" plague marines. Are they part of a larger army, and if so do you have a picture?


Indeed I have, about 3500pts painted although Mortarion is about a seventh (how fitting) of that. I will get them together for my next update.

@Azazel: Glad to hear it, one bonus is given how few of them are about is that a rudimentary Google image search for them shows yours high in the mix.

@Brother Castor: Thank you Sir, I just hope the painting guide fuels the next wave of wargamers.

@Snrub: It is lucky how similar the Mark IV armour heads are to the Mark X, though maybe a bit too Ultramariney?

My Plague Marines are currently being painted up and I am considering adding this Captain to my Celestial Lions (with a head swap).



Do you think that would be against the spirit of the blog?


I think that Captain would make a great addition. Can he have a lightening claw? If so he might suit the Lion's Claw from the FW Huron mini.

 
   
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Manchester

 Snrub wrote:
ListenToMeWarriors wrote:
@Snrub: It is lucky how similar the Mark IV armour heads are to the Mark X, though maybe a bit too Ultramariney?
If you are content to wait though, Conquest will eventually give you two captains. The DI captain in the bulky not-terminator armour (Can't remember the name) and then this guy. As well as 3 lieutenants. The two DI ones and the special one that comes out soon.


Don't forget the two plastic Horus Heresy captain models, just in case you wanted a Captain who was a good foot shorter than the army he's leading!

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To be fair, the Chapter Master is meant to be one of the few survivors from Armageddon - Ekene Dubaku, and he wears Heresy era armour given to him by High Marshal Helbrecht, so he should be a foot shorter than everyone else!
   
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If I do make Dubaku he is getting Primarised!

Anyway have completed the Plague Marines, always have fun painting these guys up and am happy with the results.

Group shot:



And individuals:







And for GMSchofield here is my Death Guard army thus far (bonus picture of the fireplace and Dansette (look it up kids) in the rear:




So that is Conquest issues 1 and 2 done, I aim to paint more Primaris Intercessors before my next delivery. Thanks for looking.


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Top stuff, that's a decent force already and if you're keeping pace with the deliveries that's a massive plus. It does seem one of the better features of Conquest actually, you won't run short of things to paint but hopefully won't be swamped with minis like you would buying an army outright.

And congratulations for sitting at the top of the Most Exalted Threads for a couple of days, people are clearly enjoying this!

   
 
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