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Storm eagle's a nightmare kit. But we have faith in you

There's always the possibility of using the chapter house extension kit...

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The Beach

Actually, the pilots of any flyers I make probably won't be scaled up. But only because I have 4 sets of the old Land Speeder crew, and I think they'd just be too hard to cut apart and keep in good condition. But their helmets are awesome.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Glorious Lord of Chaos






Almost literally in the Phantom Zone.

As much as I love the majority of your stuff, I think I won't echo your bolter change. It's cool, but it just takes away from the very distinct bolter silhoutte.

Imagine that you’re sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don’t get any. So you say “I should get my fair share.” And as a direct response to this, your dad corrects you, saying, “everyone should get their fair share.” Now, that’s a wonderful sentiment — indeed, everyone should, and that was kinda your point in the first place: that you should be a part of everyone, and you should get your fair share also. However, dad’s smart-!@# comment just dismissed you and didn’t solve the problem that you still haven’t gotten any!

The problem is that the statement “I should get my fair share” had an implicit “too” at the end: “I should get my fair share, too, just like everyone else.” But your dad’s response treated your statement as though you meant “only I should get my fair share”, which clearly was not your intention. As a result, his statement that “everyone should get their fair share,” while true, only served to ignore the problem you were trying to point out.

That is why we need feminism, and why I am not simply egalitarian. 
   
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UK

Like your work a lot Veteran Sergeant !

Wish I'd done more "biggoning" with mine instead of just 1mm waist and feet spacers !


   
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The Beach

Totally not related to this project, but my awesome coworkers got me a bonsai tree.

So I did the only reasonable thing you can do when you have a miniature Japanese tree.


Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Not where I should be

They look a little short???




 
   
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That is a fine looking tree. And a neat turtle.
   
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The Beach

Camkierhi wrote:They look a little short???

They're Asian. They're actually already truescale.
Deunstephe wrote:That is a fine looking tree. And a neat turtle.

Actually that was given to me by the same coworker after I explained my Ninja Turtle Life Philosophy.

When you're young, it's easy to like Raphael because he's edgy and rebellious.

But as you get older, you realize he was just an emo whiner, and you'd rather be smart like Donatello, a good leader like Leonardo, or just laid back and happy like Michelangelo.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Illinois

I like the turtle philosophy lol. That is... possibly... an excellent idea you've given me though. I was going to make my sister's boyfriend a samurai diorama already... bonsai tree as the base...might just be cooler.

Is a happy birthday in order, or do you just have cool coworkers?

 
   
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Leicester

Damn you Veteran Sergeant; someone linked into this thread, I read through it again and thought "hmmm, wonder how hard it is?"

Three hours later and I've got my first truescale Deathwatch member; so I'm now going to have to do the whole lot, because the size and proportions are so much better and your method is waaay too straightforward to put me off!

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P.S. I make no apologies for threadnomancy; I believe you work needs to be seen.

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*All statements reflect my opinion at this moment. if some sort of pretty new model gets released (or if I change my mind at random) I reserve the right to jump on any bandwagon at will.
 
   
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Poole

Just seen this thread, awesome work, makes me want to start a new marine chapter haha. When are you going to start painting them though?

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The Beach

No need to worry about the necro. The project is still alive, I just haven't had the motivation to work on it recently. After a decade in the Marines, my back gets sore pretty quickly hunching over on these things, so if I'm going to be sore, I prefer it be because I've been at the gym, or surfing too much. So this projects has fits and starts, and never fares well when it's sunny and summertime.

I'm glad you're enjoying the results. Your first couple guys look really good.

As far as to when they're going to get painted, well, painting suffers the same problem as modeling. I don't play (as much as I've tried to convince my old wargaming buddies to do it once every few months or so, even if we have to houserule the heck out of it), so I have little incentive to do it. And I enjoy painting far less than I do the creative process of conceptualizing and realizing a model and its pose. I'd love for them to be painted one day, but for now the inspiration is where I enjoy the hobby more.

I'll try to get something else done soon. It really just hinges on two things: First, finding new ideas for poses and models, and second, the sheer amount of work that goes into each guy, and having the time to invest. I have a full time job doing content marketing, and I write freelance in my spare time. After that, my hobbies (surfing, running, hiking, reading, women) have to compete for time. So 40K slips down the ladder a lot, lol.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Almost literally in the Phantom Zone.

Your work here is not only inspiring, it is ground-breaking it is simplicity.

I am still thinking on new conversion projects. I am planning a squad of special Terminators in chaos-ified Cataphractii suits, which will pose its own challenges...

Imagine that you’re sitting down to dinner with your family, and while everyone else gets a serving of the meal, you don’t get any. So you say “I should get my fair share.” And as a direct response to this, your dad corrects you, saying, “everyone should get their fair share.” Now, that’s a wonderful sentiment — indeed, everyone should, and that was kinda your point in the first place: that you should be a part of everyone, and you should get your fair share also. However, dad’s smart-!@# comment just dismissed you and didn’t solve the problem that you still haven’t gotten any!

The problem is that the statement “I should get my fair share” had an implicit “too” at the end: “I should get my fair share, too, just like everyone else.” But your dad’s response treated your statement as though you meant “only I should get my fair share”, which clearly was not your intention. As a result, his statement that “everyone should get their fair share,” while true, only served to ignore the problem you were trying to point out.

That is why we need feminism, and why I am not simply egalitarian. 
   
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The Beach

I can't believe I've let this project sit since April. I don't really have anything new, though I updated the fluff and added a new short story over on The Bolter & Chainsword if anyone is interested in reading it.

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/267011-litanies-of-hate-and-discontent-index-astartes-invectors/

I did whip up this in Paintshop just for fun. That counts as painting, right? Paint... shop... No? Damn.


Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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UK

No mate, it does not count, the world needs more of you real work on the internet instead of virtual work on ........oh

Anyway, we need new stuff !

   
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New York, USA

Very cool work. Have you thought of extending the arms to try and keep them in some sort of internal proportion?
   
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The Beach

No. The arms are actually already too long be default. Off the sprue, Space Marines have gorilla arms. Naturally, the arms should hang to around the mid thigh, which is more or less where they end up now.


Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Cymru

Love your stuff Srg

I'll have to try out your true scaling sometime

The standard arms definitely look more in proportion after the "true scaling"

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Finland

This has probably been asked before but I just couldn´t find the answer and the thread is quite large. I am contemplating a labour-of-love project for myself, which includes scaled up marines painted possibly with full NMM. Your style to upscale the marines so far has been the simplest and most effective ( no resized arms, no terminator legs etc. )

Could you do a step by step picture guide? And what are you using to fill the gaps with? I think I read plasticard somewhere, but I was under the impression plasticard is what it sounds like, card, and not a modeling putty you can fill stuff with.

   
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The Beach

This project has been stashed away for a while since 7th Ed (and new gf and summer beach weather) killed my passion for the hobby, but I can show you some pics I have from the past.

Here are the rough component parts of the models. I hadn't made the second cut on the legs yet, and the arms haven't been cut and repositioned.


This picture is crappy so you can't see the detail too well, but the card is rounded off on the inside (I use a rounded blade to scrape it) to allow the raised torso to sit on top of the legs.


I don't sculpt the belt line because on my models the belt is hidden by all of the pouches and grenades and thus it would be a waste of time. If you're not using gear, you may need to be prepared to reposition the "belt buckle" and sculpt the belly cables out of green stuff.

The plastic card is just plastic styrene card. You can order it online, or probably get it at any modelling shop. I use 1mm, 1.5mm, and occasionally 0.5mm.

Here is how the model is assembled



Basically, you take a nice, simple, 10 part model and make it into a 30+ part one, lol.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Finland

Thank you. Do I understand correctly that into the legs you have cut circular pieces of the card, in the shape of the legs? That actually seems easier than using putty. Basically like discs between the leg pieces?

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The Beach

I cut the card into squares, glue it to the leg pieces, trim off the excess and file it smooth. But yeah, basically you're just creating plastic "circles".

I found this picture of the assembly process where you can see the "squares".



It's probably "easier" than putty because you know you'll have a consistent thickness with card. You can always use putty to fix minor defects or fix any details. You can see on some models where the older plastic (some of my kits are over a decade old, lol) was damaged and I needed to patch them. I specifically use the "plain" legs to reduce the amount of sculpting that would be necessary with more ornate leg pieces.

One good trick is to utilize "found" details. For example, when you shave off skulls from helmets, or aquilas from weapons and other things, you can then glue them back onto the models as surface details and embellishments.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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UK

Good to see you posting again Sergeant ! Use the Autumn (Fall !) to cut some more plastic, you do some great work !


   
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The bastards got me...



I'd swore I'd never buy another GW kit new in box, but they got me.

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Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Are you going to upscale them? would be interesting to see, they are covered in detail.
   
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The Beach

Probably not. The set will be more valuable not butchered, and I already have a bunch of AoBR Terminators sitting around I haven't even gotten to yet.

Given the fact that I don't actually play 40K (just Necromunda), it seems pretty silly to chop up my Space Hulk set, lol.

But I've been a fan of Space Hulk for a long, long time. And I have no reason to buy 3.5th Edition since I already have like three sets of Space Hulk including the original Ultramarines game. But I did anyway, because reasons and sentimentality.

Then again, reasons and sentimentality is why I created this blog in the first place, heh.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Dublin

Thanks for posting this up Sergeant. I got back into the hobby recently and had some of the same ideas that you began with, and some different ones. Just had no interest in churning out an army that was the same as thousands of existing ones. Unfortunately I had zero experience converting so didn't know how to go about making a lot of those planned conversions. Was able to figure a lot of it out from a lot of what you posted up. At the moment I'm using your pics as reference to make the "aiming down bolter sights" pose and its working out a treat. It takes me about 4-6 hours to assemble and customise 1 marine to satisfaction, but as you said, its well worth it.

Subscribed. Look forward to seeing more great work!

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The Beach

I've found that doing several at a time cuts down on the total time. At least the prep. You can prep torsos and legs in batches.

I'm glad you've taken something away from this project. Let me know if you have any questions.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
 
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