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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Hi guy I'm new to the forum so let me first show you want I can do. I've got 2 armies completed at the moment one of which has won best army at Open War but for now I'll show you my 2nd project...

The Darkmakers!




Background
The last 4 of a once loyal chapter of marines called ‘The Light Bearers’ with the power to heal any wound, now a group of powerful immortal chaos champions who have the power to animate the dead led by the Deamon Prince Sharazad: Keeper Of The Dead they lay siege to the Imperium with an army of fallen Ultramarines.

HQ & ELITES


Sharazad
I came up with many concepts for Sharazad originally he was a chaos lord riding a wave of skeletons (Original Model) I was tempted for a time to have the soul grinder deamon riding this wave. But in the end I choose to use the Bela’kor model, combined with the Inquisitor scale robes and skeleton shield he looks the part for a leader of a necromantic chaos army.

Rokhan & Terminators
Considering I was using Death Guard rules I had to have a unit of toughness 5 terminators. Using some of terminators from my old space marine army and with a bit of drilling and scratching I was able to create the look I wanted.
I wanted all of the Darkmakers to have their own unique look compared to each other, ‘the Juggernaut’ from the Xmen comics was the inspiration for Rokhan’s appearance I wanted him to look like he could run through a squad of marines without a problem. He is my favourite Darkmaker out the 4.

TROOPS


Korell & the Undead Sprits
Korell was the first Darkmaker I made at a ‘Space Marine Conversion Day’ at my local GW that was where the idea for undead marines started, I went for the all wise and mysterious look for him. The Sprits were a late edition to the army after the new chaos codex came out and I saw that the thousand sons had a AP3 gun and a 4+ invulnerable I couldn’t stop thinking about a unit of Undead sprits. I made them look pre-heresy with a combo of Black Templar and Dark Angel bits to make them look ancient; painting them was a long and tiresome process. Space Marine player love them. Lol

The Darkmakers
Sindri: I love Japanese warriors so I wanted to go with a samurai look for one of my Darkmakers which was easy with marauder, dark angel and several other bits.
Zaceria: Originally the model for my Deamon Prince I changed him into a Raptor champion and gave him a classic chaos jumpback, but after a few games my very expensive 300pt raptors was giving very little back so I ripped off their jumpbacks and split my 2 squads of 10 zombies into 3 squads of 8. They’re much better this way plus his original cloak was timeconsuming to create.
Rokhan: My terminators are for 2000pt games but he is too good not to feature in 1500pt games so I use him as a champion with a Powerfist.

The Ultrazombies
Like I’ve already mentioned the project started at a Games Workshop Space Marine conversion day where I converted a squad of undead marines in the time it took two lots of people to make their squads, neverless I won the best squad award. This is the only army when I’ve spend more time converting then painting but the battle damage was worth it as it has given them a interesting look. In games I use them as Death Guard as their ‘feel no pain’ rule and slow speed make them perfect for representing my zombies. I choose Ultramarines because most people dislike that chapter in general since I started playing 2 months ago I’ve had people praise me for making an undead Ultramarine army or as a young kid called them ‘Ultrazombies’. I call games against Ultramarine players ‘A Recruitment Drive’ mission.

THE VEHICLES
Now when it came to converting the vehicles I wasn’t sure what to do with them should they be chaos and belong to the Darkmaker or be looted loyal tanks? In the end I choose to keep them looking loyal adding battle damage and scars but not too much to the point where they just won’t work, therefore my army would be able to stroll into an imperial city posing as a defeated Ultramarine force before giving the population a surprise attack!

The more powerful the tank the less real damage for example the Land Raider has only a few scrapes and wasn’t really destroyed by as you can see someone got in through the top hatch and killed the crew.

My favourite is the Rhino where I modeled the exploded passenger compartment; you can see the hole where the shell went through on the side.



So far this army has had 8 wins, 2 draws, 3 loses. I now plan to do some artwork for the army and comic to explain their background.

So what do you think?

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Awesome
   
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AMAZING!!!
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



The Netherlands

Cool, although I think that modelling wise it can be done a bit better, I really like the way you painted them and how you have made the darkmakers stand out by painting and modelling them very different from the ultras and from each other.
The idea is also very very good, to have the goody goody Ultra marines as slaves of darkness

Are you planning more?

Beork

   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine




Staffordshire

Berok's right, I think you really did well in terms of the Darkmakers. I just love the concept of your whole army! The rhino with the exploded side is awesome. I don't suppose you're going to Games Day next year are you?

'They are my Space Marines; And They Shall Know No Fear' - The Emperor of Mankind
'We are the slayers of kings, the destroyers of worlds, bringers of ruination and death in all its forms. Let none stay our wrath' - Captain Cato Sicarius

 
   
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i think its a great idea thats being executed perfectly

phill



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This is posiblity the coolest thing which has cam out of Ultra in decades.

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Making Prospero a less shiny place.

I second Xav

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Lesser Daemon of Chaos




Minting, Horncastle

im guessing they count as chaos marines, am i right?

AWESOME minis by the way
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Sicarius wrote:Berok's right, I think you really did well in terms of the Darkmakers. I just love the concept of your whole army! The rhino with the exploded side is awesome. I don't suppose you're going to Games Day next year are you?


Yeah I always go to Gamesday. I'm currently helping my club design our gamesday game and board.

Xav wrote:This is posiblity the coolest thing which has cam out of Ultra in decades.


Yeah I thought I would be a good idea to use them as the undead servants since Ultramarines are not liked much by vets. Half of the comments I get are based around the fact I used Ultramarines.

SonsOfLoki wrote:im guessing they count as chaos marines, am i right?


Nope. The Ultrazombies count as Death Guard and the ghosts count as thousand sons both have traits that suit them such as feel no pain & I3 for the zombies and 4+Inv and 3AP representing the ghosts.

Sadly I don't plan to go any further with them 2000pts is my limit, plus if you think this is awesome wait until you see Best Army award winning Grot Rebelion army. Which I'll upload soon.


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This is awesome. Also, I disagree with Beork, I think your modeling is superb. I love the ripped off back Rhino hatch, and the skeletal bits mixed in with the armor is also very visually appealing.

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Whitebear lake Minnesota.

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that is some wicked stuff there man.

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Plastictrees





Bonn

Well, most has been said already, but ill add to the praise nontheless.

What really does it for me is the fluff and execution. Little tid bits like smaller vehicles having more damage and the difference between zombies and spirits ... well, very well done and it simply works.

The conversions are superb and so is the paintjob (seriously, those spirits are crazy!!!).

Amazing army really.
   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine




Staffordshire

Proiteus wrote:
Yeah I always go to Gamesday. I'm currently helping my club design our gamesday game and board.

Oh, cool. I went to my first one this year. Very impressive stuff. It's actually the tables that Dakka held that lead me to join this forum. Which club do you belong too? I'll look out for the table next year

'They are my Space Marines; And They Shall Know No Fear' - The Emperor of Mankind
'We are the slayers of kings, the destroyers of worlds, bringers of ruination and death in all its forms. Let none stay our wrath' - Captain Cato Sicarius

 
   
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Toowoomba, Australia

When I first started reading it I thought it would be lame, but you've executed it wonderfully.

How did you get the etheral look?
Its so smooth.

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Albany, NY

Right on dude, loving the army. The Darkmakers themselves are excellent but I do like the troopers and trashed vehicles too. Rokhan is probably my favorite of the bunch, a great Dr. Doom vibe coming off him. Perhaps the only thing I don't like is the shield on the big demon's waist, a bit too big and out of place if you ask me.

Other than that, this is 40k at its best IMO

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Longtime Dakkanaut




United States of England

I really like this idea, and I'm doing an Ultramarine army at the minute.

Rather then saying that your modelling "could be better", I'd rather say that what you've done is inspiring. I see where you've done skeletons, and I feel that something along the "SPAWN" burnt look could be interesting as well.

I'm not keen on the half Marine figure, but only because I imagine the Darkmakers to spend some time hunting for the very best "morsels" to cultivate for their army.

I love the vehicles, they could use more weathering, but the torn metal is very very good!!

I have suggestion for you though. Although your original concept was to have a "bad" Ultramarine army, I think it would absolutely rock if you also "inducted" zombie Imperial Fists, Raven Guard, Dark Angels and others......to show how these Darkmakers are battleing their way across the galaxy, reaping corpses from whoever they best in combat!!

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Incredible awesome ideas and modeling is great.

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Las Vegas, NV

awesome work man, very very cool.

   
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Somewhere in the confinds of central Jersey

Thats really cool I read the title and I thought I know this isn't going to look good thank you for proving me wrong
   
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melbourne Victoria Australia

how did you make darkmaker rokhan?. . . also how did you paint the green SM's/ the ghostly looking 1's?

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Very nicely done. Full marks for originality.

I especially like 'Torso Boy' the standard bearer.
   
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Darkwolf






New Hampshire

Everything looks great! The only thing I don't like is the name "Darkmaker." It makes me think of the Mentos' slogan, "The Freshmaker," and I have to giggle a little. You could always steal the name "Dark Seekers" from the movie I am Legend...

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Those are some very cool models, I love the rhino with the torn off back...the skeleton surfboard of doom, however, is utterly awesome.

and I may have to steal the idea
   
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Love the Idea seems good.

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that is awesome

one question are they chaos or loyalists

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

GhostHopkinson wrote:how did you make darkmaker rokhan?. . . also how did you paint the green SM's/ the ghostly looking 1's?


Layering takes ages but the result is worth it.

Arctik_Firangi wrote:Very nicely done. Full marks for originality.

I especially like 'Torso Boy' the standard bearer.


To which Darkmaker does he belong?

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Boiler Room, Texas

A brutal take on space marines... I am amazed. Really something different. I was afraid they were going to look like all the nurgle troops you see.... just a semirecognizable blob of green stuff!
   
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Burtucky, Michigan

i love it. ive tossed the idea around of mixing undead with SM to see what happens. really nice job man. i also REALLY like your spirits. how exactly did you paint those?
   
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Austin, TX

sweet job my man
   
 
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