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Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Getting started for the upcoming SW release

Marines will be biggerised, and to start with I will make two squads of Grey Hunters for practice, and drop pods for them. By these guys are done the wolf dex should be around the corner and we'l have info how the new troops work (example Blood claws, wonder what' going to happen with these guys?) Too scared to build anymore right now.

For colours I have chosen pale grey, darkish red and bone. In my first SW army I was quite pleased with the grey and red but the green was a bit out of place, too intens and candyish, so I chose a bone color to replace it, more neutral and it sort of fits to the savage SW theme. Also decided to do the red bit more dark. I toughed that I was on to something with red triangle unit markings so keeped those aswell, with new design. Then I wanted the power armour to have lots of scratches and battle damage so I swapped the grey to more lighter shade so that I can paint the scrathes with dark grey (Thanks for the tips Migs). One reason was also that I realy hated edge highlightning the power armour, so I decided not highlight the armour and just make it dirty looking so that it has "natural" highlights, something similiar to what Migs did with TWAR.

Chapter is called Red Wolves, not yet shure should they just be one of the great companies that are bit more independent or entirely a new succesor chapter of the SW. I just knew that i didn't want to paint the SW blue grey/yellow pattern (eventhou my grey is a bit blueish )

But enough of ramblings, here's the first test marine completed for the Red Wolves chapter:






And a scale picture of with a normal marine:


I also did a SW army around 2002-2004 which was very nice to build and play with. Sadly around in the 4ed SW wasn't that hot rulewise and now that I look back at my old army it just doesen't fill up the standards anymore. But those who are interested can check them out in here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v112/Northen/Werewolfs/

one sampler too:


And the first Grey Hunter unit primed and ready for painting:


C&C's are welcome

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Made in us
Man O' War





Texas

Cool. I like the concept. Are you going to field them as a successor chapter? What colors did you use on them?

oh and
+1

Blood for Blood god!  
   
Made in gb
Xeno-Hating Inquisitorial Excruciator




Manchester

Love the models
these guys should really get a new codex sometime
loving them anyway


ABH

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Made in au
Xenohunter with First Contact






Adelaide

You have amazing painting skills, love to see the squad finished!

   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks for the comments.

viney: Grey armour is Vallejo MP Bluegrey pale, pale colour is Bonewhite whit Bonewhite Earth brown mix basecoat and red is Scab red. Metal is chainmail with few coats of Badab black. Weathering done with various things mostly with Devlan mud and Badab black and with some MIG pigments.


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Finished first patch of five for the GH unit.

Bolter marines. Fellow on the right has quite nice hip shooting pose, blasting away the xenos and heretics




Meltagunner and another bolter marine


Group shot with the test mini included.


C&C is welcome.

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Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

Yes, I'm bumping this up a long way, but I think it deserves it.

I *LOVE* this first squad. I love the faded look of all of the colours, they look like real veterans. It's a gritty style that's seeing an upsurge on this site, much to my glee

Looking forward to much, much more awesome stuff.

sA

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Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Lancaster

Very nice, I'd not seen these before. A nice refreshing aproach to Space Wolves: I love the red and bone scheme. As SA says, the gritty realism is great. My one (minor) criticism is that the armour plates don't stand out enough, I would recommend a bit more shading where the plates join one another.

Great work though, I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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Made in gb
Boom! Leman Russ Commander






I like this scheme, it's wonderful !
Very nice and gritty, just as Space wolves should be, I like it alot, can't wait for more soon.

Wolf

   
Made in us
Steadfast Grey Hunter




Very nice work. They look like they've seen quite a bit of battle, which is a good thing.
   
Made in ca
Delicate Ice Dancer




Calgary, AB

I thought the red wolves, were you know, red.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Red_Wolves

In any case, these are excellent looking minis. Keep up the great work.

Khrangar

   
Made in gb
Pulsating Possessed Chaos Marine






Somewhere in space, close to Beetlejuice

I am loving these models! The paintjob looks superb and I really like the feral look about them like wolves. ^_^


 
   
Made in gb
Decrepit Dakkanaut





Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

SonofGuilliman wrote:I thought the red wolves, were you know, red.

http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Red_Wolves

In any case, these are excellent looking minis. Keep up the great work.

Khrangar


I have two issues with this army,

1. What Khrangar said

2. Space wolves have no successor chapters, well there was one but it was only briefly existant to appease the ultramarines...

Otherwise i quite like them, decent paintjob and still sort of fluffy for SW.

   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





Lancaster

Let's not get too hung up on what colours space marines 'should be', afterall they don't actually exist. And whose to say that the Space Wolves don't have a successor chapter that no one knows about? Let him paint his models whatever colour he wants. I, for one, like them.

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Made in us
Rough Rider with Boomstick




New York city

I give these an A for awesome ! , I like the grittyness of them and its a refrshing take on a chapter we are about to see alot of .

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut





Space Wolves have no surviving successor chapters. However, it's not unknown for a Great Company to pack up and leave Fenris. Sometimes, it is because they end up in a warzone so far from Fenris, they don't bother to return. And sometimes, it's because their Wolf Lord doesn't agree with the Great Wolf, and the whole company goes into exile together.

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Made in de
Plastictrees





Bonn

Great work Northen. The choice of color is excellent and works very well together. Looking forward to more This should look outstanding en masse.
   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks for all the nice comments fellas.

I myself consider the Red wolves name more as a name for the great company than the whole chapter. Maybe when the dex comes out and if it has more nice fluff, I migh make these guys more as Bran Redmaw's great company or something. Just knew that didn't wan't to use the sw (blueish) grey.

Not too excited about the new plastic set (thou only seen two) so will continue to scratch build my wolves. But the new set seems to have some very nice bitz that I will use.

   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Threadromancy!

Not really, as I actually have some real updates. Recently I and few other finnish gamers decied to pull our own "tale of four gamers" project to motivate eachothers a bit. My project is to continue this SW army and to get a playable force by the end of summer (around 1500p-2000p).

And for my first update I have finished last four members of my first GH squad, thou they still need one final coat of varnish.




These guys keep getting quite gritty, but it's just too much fun to experiment with different weathering methods.

First deadline for our project is 15th of April and I would need to have 500p by then. Next up I have second squad of GHs ready. Biggerizing process is done and primed them few moments ago, so pics tomorrow. With these squads I have almost 500p but I guess I'l have to make some HQ as well, just don't know yet which one as the wolf list offers quite a few. At the moment I'l think it's going to be runepriest as I am bound to have at least one of them in my final army.

Let me hear your comments.

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Made in gb
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





where am I? *looks around* Well i'm...errr...I...I...don't know!

Wonderfully battle worn, how have you done it?




MAY YER BOLTER NAE FALTER!!!! 
   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Base colour for the armour is Vallejo MP Pale greyblue. Weathering starts with few washes of Badab black followed by few washes of Devlan mud. Chipping is done with dark greys and browns, first sponged and then finished with couple of painted chippings. Finally some MIG pigmets are added to represent some scorch marks and dust. The dark red is done pretty much same with but the chipping is done with medium greys. Lately been throwing in some stains done with mediums mixed all sorts of browns, greys and blacks.

And generelly the colours are not traditionally highlighted, as the weathering and chipping can itself brake the colour's flatness. And strong highlights would be just lost in this scheme.

Thou these guys defienetly have the look I am aiming for with this army, I am not shure if they are a bit too busy with all that weathering. But the fun part is to experiment with all these things.

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Made in fi
Longtime Dakkanaut






Man the extra depth and definition of detail achieved by the babak black makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! Very nice. And a noticeable difference to the first batch. Even in digital images.

Your scheme kind of reminds me of the red scorpions!! I would consider replicating their vehicle scheme, which is really really cool. I can borrow you the FW book with them in it.

Bases are great too. Always a treat.

m

ps. when the first squad is finished, you should update the first image in the BLOG. It should always represent the current project at its best. Reference to older work comes later in pecking order



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

LEGION of PLASTIC blog 
   
Made in gb
Black Templar Recruit Undergoing Surgeries




Belfast, Northern Ireland

Excellent work man, nice lived in look, really gritty, looking forward to more.....

Growing Old is Inevitable, Growing Up is Optional! 
   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks for the nice words.

Migs: Good idea, I would love to check out that FW book.

Here's the next squad of Grey Hunters all primed up:

Last moments of easter holiday have been spent painting these guys, hope I'l get something finished during next week.

   
Made in fi
Stealthy Space Wolves Scout






Very nice! The final blacklining really does the finishing trick well. Way better this way.

I noticed 2 fists in one pic and 2 meltas in the other. You're painting the packs mixed? Or using the old codex?

Really good start for your army, Northen!

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That's what it says: A horrible person...
We weren't even testing for that. 
   
Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks Hammer!

Well the first squad is built up according the old dex, but the other fist guy is actually a WGsarge (one with the helmet that has red stripe). And if you look closely you can see 3 meltas in the second squad ( one of them will go to the first squad). I am bit struglling which built to use with the GH squads: 2 special weapons & 1 Pfist, 1 Special weapon& 1 Pfist & WG with Pfist and combi weapon, 2 special weapons no Pfists, to give wolf standards or not to give, which special weapons to give (now thinking of two squads with meltas and one with flamers). MOTWs will propably go to all squads.

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Made in fi
Stealthy Space Wolves Scout






I forgot the packs get extra special weapon when they're 10 strong. I always build them 9 strong to leave room for character in drop pods/rhinos... So no extra melta for me.

I built my 2 packs with one having all the extra goodies (just for modelling purpoces) and the other being more basic.

I have the results of the last chamber: You are a horrible person.
That's what it says: A horrible person...
We weren't even testing for that. 
   
Made in fi
Longtime Dakkanaut






Just a small point, Sniper scope looks silly on a meltagun - in the same way it would look silly on a sawn off shotgun. And you should drill the Melta Barrels mate!

Other than that AAWOOOOR!



“Of the fabulous hydra it is said, cut off one head and two will grow in its place”

- antique proverb

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Made in gb
Massive Knarloc Rider





Exeter

Naah, a sniper scope on a flamer would look really dumb. Anything else is fine IMO ^-^

Love how these are coming out, ive not been a fan of the space wolves (grumble grumble) until now, but what your doing really is inspiring

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Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Got to say I love the traditional giant Space Wolf Mohawk on the new squad. I really like the duller look as well.

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Made in fi
Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Thanks fellas.

First patch from the second squad is well on the way. Still need to put some finishing touches on the bases and some more weathering. Pics should up on weekend.

   
 
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