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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

I decided to go forward with my tzeench army using the new marine codex. For this army I am using painting methods that I have used rarely and or not at all in my past armies. My usual method of painting is base coat, inkwash, drybrush. In the past this has given me pretty good results for good looking tabletop quality armies. For this new project i am using edging, painted highlights, and if I can find the patience blending. So far my attempts at blending and layering have not met with very much success(mostly a patience thing if I am honest).

Fluffwise this is a marine chapter that has been subverted by tzeench in some master plan. It is far enough along the descent into chaos that the marines are using magic as the old pre heresy thousand sons did, and there are even thousand sons-ish marines among them(Sternguard). Most o the units will also functi9on in a Tzeench themed chaos army. The only units that won't cross over are attack bikes, drop pods, and some weapon options. Everything is magnetized though, so switching weapon arms and vehicle weapons is a sinch. For instance I already have the Land raider weapons magnetized to switch between a regular raider and a crusader, and I'm working on the bits to make it a redeemer as well.

To start (and honestly one of the most fun parts so far) I began converting the special characters with a chaotic slant. I have most of them done already as the pics will demonstrate. I have already converted Shirke, Scarious, Pedro, Tigurius, Vulkan, Lysander, Khan(still in progress). I also have made my own sorcerers from dark angel vets, and chopped up and added some bits to some black reach terms. As with the Tenticle Tide(My Slaanesh army) Sisters of battle will be regualr tac marines while chaos marines will be stern guard and other special units. Anyway, feel free to comment on, criticize, and generally make fun of anything you like(or don't).

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Tzeentch Vulkan

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Tzeentch Vulkan Back

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Tzeentch Vulkan Side

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Tzeentch Sicarious

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Tzeentch Lysander

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Tzeentch Librarion option

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Tzeentch Chaplain Cassius

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Tzeentch Chaplain option

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Tzeentch Tigurius

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Tzeentch Pedro

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Tzeentch Marine Colors

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Tzeentch Marine Colors 2

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Tzeentch Terminators

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More Tzeentch Terms

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Tzeentch Weapon swap

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Sorcerors to be sgt

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Tzeentch Pod!

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Stormin' Stompa






YO DAKKA DAKKA!

Supposed to be an anonymus contest, duh. Edit, and edit fast!

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

Assuming that voting had the same Deadline as entry midnight cental, the voting should be finished. I will remove it just in case though. Thanks for pointing that out. That was the main reason I did not start this thread until after the 4 days of voting.

Meph

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Nasty Nob on Warbike with Klaw





St. Louis, MO

Su-hweet.
Those are looking pretty cool.

I look forward to seeing a complete army.

LOVE the brazier on the Pod.

Eric

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Pyromaniac Hellhound Pilot





Calgary

How'd you GS that handle on that staff thing? It looks braided or something...

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"That is THEIR stuff." "THEY'RE crappy converters."
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Skink Chief with Poisoned Javelins



Belgium, political ass-end of the old continent

Great convertion work!

Only, your terminators look like they a wobbling drunkenly...

Keep up the good work!

I can bend minds with my spoon...

KingCracker wrote:PanzerSmurf, you win the trophy for most accident posts ever. Dear lord man!
 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

Thanks for the comments!

captain.gordino: It's a trick I saw in a Greenstuff tutorial somewhere. Roll on a thin covering of gs, then roll the textured sufrace of an exacto grip(the matal part) or in my case my pin vise drills grip. It textures the surface quite nicely.

Panzersmurf: The terms lok ok from most angles. I just can't stand the static pose of " I walk at you. I went to Michael Meyers walking classes. Se me walk." Besides, when they are the biggest guys in the army, who's to stop them from taking an extra share of Tzeentchs special brew?

I have a few more pics to post up in the next day or so. I just need to finish Khan, and I have some bike conversions as well. Oh and I may have a finished tac squad in the net few days.

Meph

   
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Tinkering Tech-Priest





Canada

PanzerSmurf wrote:

Only, your terminators look like they a wobbling drunkenly...


I saw it more as a chorus line from some sort of ed up musical
   
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Frenzied Juggernaut






i think it would help that some of your terminators had their feet flat on the ground and head up straight. great idea overall tho. inspire make my chaos a play as the marine dex as well.

qwekel wants to get bigger, please click on him and level him up.
 
   
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Freaky Flayed One





possibly somewhere on a planet in a bowl somewhere (london)

great ideas, but you need to spend a bit more time on the gs joints as they look too big. but the gs on the staffs is awesome!

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i spent ages on my avitar. YOU MUST LIKE IT OR HE WILL EAT YOU!
thats just the way the cookie crumbles.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

its part of my marines fluff, but i use mostly chaos minis anyways. they look cooler and imo have way more conversion possibilities with just the box sets then regular marines.
nice work man looks good
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

Lanman: The broadway disco production company is proud to present .. The fall of mankind! Huzzah! Buy tickets at your nearest ticket scribe today!

ALIi B: Do you mean the sorcerers gs joints or the termies(or both)? The sorcerers were just leftover greenstuff from the stave's that I pushed into the joint as filler. They will get a cabled or textured thin overlay before they are done. The termies joints do't look that bad in person, and half of the arms don't have shoulder pads yet. That helps hide some of it and minimize its exposure. I will probably do a little detail on them as well, depending on how they look once I finish the rest of the GS work on the terms.

Keep any comments coming, espescially about anything that looks wrong or off. Everything is still at a stage where it can be fixed. Right now I have been working on getting a tac squad painted up, as well as testing ideas to convert bikes similar to the epic ones, with sloped front panels and side guards. See pics below. I may end up using the leg guards from a defiler though, as it is less gs work and I don't want to have to find replacement parts for the dark eldar bikes it would take to do them all this way.
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Tzeentch shrike

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WIP Tac squad with a few basic colors

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Bike Idea

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Twisting Tzeentch Horror





A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!

That is the most metal thing I've ever seen. Tzeentch is without a doubt the coolest Chaos God.

"Metal is like an apple, you're not supposed to eat the core."
 
   
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Wrack Sufferer





Bat Country

The Thousandth Son wrote:That is the most metal thing I've ever seen. Tzeentch is without a doubt the coolest Chaos God.


Too bad a lot of his stuff isn't very good rules wise right now. If only his followers could have 3+ Invuls like the Space Marines.

But getting back on topic. This is the ultimate Tzeentch thread. It wins. I love the conversions and the painting.

Once upon a time, I told myself it's better to be smart than lucky. Every day, the world proves me wrong a little more. 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

Thanks guys! Though if I had to pic an ultimate tzeentch thread I would go for Devlains. His conversions and painting are A++ and are the main inspiration for my tzeentch army.

Meph

   
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Dakka Veteran





The Netherlands

Mephistoles1 wrote:Thanks guys! Though if I had to pic an ultimate tzeentch thread I would go for Devlains. His conversions and painting are A++ and are the main inspiration for my tzeentch army.

Meph


thanks man, im honored that i can be an inspiration.
btw nice conversions, and good painting
keep it up!

-Develain

   
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Keep on working on the bike, it seems to have a lot of potential!

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Sky d6: an aerial RPG in a devastated 1939

 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

I'm not sure I am satisfied with the bike, so I played with some sculpee to try and get more of the feel of the epic bikes I want mine to look like. I like the bulkier, more modern look of this kind of bike so I am starting again with another conversion to try and get closer toe the clay model.

Also includes some more shots of the first trac sqaud coming along since I had the camera out. Also too ka pic of the crate for the drop pod(which besides being scenic is the crater of dif ground for when it explodes). It also keeps the pod slightly off center so they are not all pointing straight up.
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The kind of bike i am trying to mimic

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Grovelin' Grot Rigger






They looks really good. The Drop pod is nice. I saw a chaos DP on the forgeworld site...its side (what would you call em) erm....fins...were the other way around. gave it a nive nasty look. But I am loving your work. Wish I could convert like that.

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Freaky Flayed One





possibly somewhere on a planet in a bowl somewhere (london)

Mephistoles1 wrote:ALIi B: Do you mean the sorcerers gs joints or the termies(or both)? The sorcerers were just leftover greenstuff from the stave's that I pushed into the joint as filler. They will get a cabled or textured thin overlay before they are done. The termies joints do't look that bad in person, and half of the arms don't have shoulder pads yet. That helps hide some of it and minimize its exposure. I will probably do a little detail on them as well, depending on how they look once I finish the rest of the GS work on the terms.

fair point. its probably just the pics. painting looks brilliant, cant wait to see the terminators painted. sob are interesting, ive never seen chaos sob before. keep up the chaotic work!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

wow, again...... those are looking really nice.
   
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Knight Exemplar




Layton, UT

Yet another beautiful army that will crush me at the FLGS :( Ha ha but at least its by a good looking one as opposed to the crap most other people put on the table, now I just need to revamp the BA to fight more marines....

Protectorate of Menoth 
   
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Focused Fire Warrior




Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

Nice painting, but theres only one problem, it really offends that you painted sm and i think it was dark eldar, i might be wrong but you painted other armies in the 40k world Zteench....naughty naughty

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Springhurst, VIC, Australia

BDA, did you read the fluff to this chapter and even understand that it take 100's or 1000's of years for a chapter to get what you call CSM.

These are great models and painting, keep posting ^^

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

It sounds to me liek he was just kidding Squig_Herder, but thanks for watching my back!

Commisar: Anytime! I will usually be there any given Saturday unless there is a tourney somewhere else.

update time:

Every once and a while I stop and match my models to my fluff/theme. I noticed that I was not representing the magic and sorcery that I intended to portray with this army. So while working on the bike upgrade (another failed attempt, but I am getting closer) "I had some left over green stuff and used it to add some all seeing eyes of tzeench to some of the models, as well as making some flaming power fists and a flaming power sword. I also added a little extra to the terminator joints. I looked at the terms and there was a gap(Thanks AlIi B) that normally I would just live with, but decided to fix to go the extra mile with this army. Oh and also an update on the tac squad painting progress. I am almost done with base colors and will start highlighting soon. Of course there is another wave of cleanup before I get to that. The blue has gotten marred in several places, so I will need to go back with the dark and the enchanted blue again before moving on to the highlights for them.

If you guys spot anything that seems out of place, please point it out. I am taking a little longer than usual on this army, and I want things to look just right.

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Freaky Flayed One





possibly somewhere on a planet in a bowl somewhere (london)

looks grrreat! the filling of the joints on the sorcerer looks fantastic and the flames are just too hot.

your number 1 fan

i spent ages on my avitar. YOU MUST LIKE IT OR HE WILL EAT YOU!
thats just the way the cookie crumbles.

 
   
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Krazed Killa Kan







This is shaping up to be a truly beautifully created and thought out army. Superb work!

 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

So I got a little more painting done. As you can see from the pics I am not that great at layering/blending yet ... Any veteran painters that have some tips on making my transitions smoother? I have a whole army to go, and I am hoping to work out most of the bugs before getting the whole army painted! LOL! Anyway here it is, The sister on the right is my poor attempt at advanced painting, the on on the left is the base colors before I start building up the lighter shades.

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Knight Exemplar




Layton, UT

Anxious to see how the custom bikes are turning out!


Protectorate of Menoth 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver






Utah

Ask and you shall receive! The overall shape is about done. I will probly put a thin layer on top of all the main "chassis" to hide the different layers and all my thumb prints. The small ribbed peice to go on the back may get redesigned to be slightly bigger. I'm not sure if I like it the way it is. I may also decide to try and make flaming braziers to put on the back of all the bikes to keep the sorcery theme rolling.

Things that I still have to do:

Model on the bolters
Take the "gears" on the side off and remake them. They are a little different in size and I put them there in a hurry just to see what it would look like, I need to be careful aligning them as well so they are symmetrical.
As you can see the bike now dwarfs the marine. So I need to either raise the seat and the handlebars or put some spacers in the marines so that their head and shoulders are higher than the front of the bike. Either that or model a window on there so it looks like the rider is supposed to be fully encompassed from the front.
I need to add a little headlight thingie that I like from the epic model to the front.

Meph
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