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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Hey all - I'm new to the forum.

This is my first crack at a 40k army, I'm usually a WHFB guy, so I thought I'd post the stuff here since TwF isn't too 40k friendly.

Anyway, the army is going to be based on an SF Company, so 5 teams (veteran squads) that each have a specialty. All of them will have a Valkyrie or a Vendetta as a designated transport. Thematically, I'm trying to play up the individuality of each guy/squad rather than maintaining uniformity across the army.

Without further ado, here is 1st team (assault), Devil Company, 7th SF Battalion, 187th Catachan Infantry. Everyone's got a shotgun, and one dude has a demolition kit:

Here's their transport, the "Pork-Chop Express". All the Valks in the Company will have the stylized devil's wings painted on the wings.

The interior is redone with Catachan door gunners.

The "Pork-Chop Express" logos were pulled of the truck in "Big Trouble in Little China"


Here's a close up of the pilot, Jack Burton

Here's the team assaulting out of the back

And here's a close up of the NCOIC, SGT Stearns

And finally, here are a few shots of the team members:




Hope you like it; comments and criticisms are welcome.

Wonko

This message was edited 21 times. Last update was at 2011/09/21 02:35:09


 
   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





London, England

I like it a lot

The men have interesting poses, the Valkyrie's stunningly well painted, and overall you've done a very slick and appetising job.

Grats, looking forward to more cool stuff from you, new guy.

Oh, and welcome to Dakka, I'm sA, pleased to meet you.

sA

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We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. 
   
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Guardsman with Flashlight



w-s-m uk

Wow loving The Pork Chop Express! makes me think about having a go at a small Catachan force to go with my Cadians!

Great work, looking forward to seeing more from you.

Welcome to Dakka!
   
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Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge






Bexhill, UK

I love the character of the squad. It's one of the things that is missing from a lot of armies and makes them seem a bit meh. Character, to me, is more important that the overall paintjob so it's nice to see that these are well painted also.

I would suggest dulling down the exposed metal on the valkyrie with some black wash. Other than that, I would love to play a game against you and wipe your loyalist peons from the face of the galaxy

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Junior Officer with Laspistol





South Africa

Welcome to Dakka and keep up the good work.

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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Thanks for the critique on the exposed metal - I'll try washing it. I'm not too familiar with this vehicle stuff yet.
Yeah, I really wanted this army to have character - otherwise why play the guard at all right? Honestly I don't even know how to play the game yet, so I'm not sure how viable an all veteran army will be, but I guess I don't care about winning too much.

I'll post the WIP shots of the next squad either tonight or tomorrow.

Wonko
   
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Battleship Captain





Perth

#1 - Love the Pork Chop Express decals - great stuff!
#2 - I'm also loving the GS'd boonie cap and cowboy hat - very inspiring for me to get around to my Predator-themed Catachan Vet squad (with Sgt Harker as Blaine, natch)

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Death-Dealing Devastator





Australia, Melbourne

I like, very cool looking, the character of the squad is a welcome change to the norm, only thing i can say is try differentiating from the different men in the squad, like, if they have names, give them unique poses/gear etc

I construct damnation from the bones of the fallen 
   
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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Yeah, they'll definitely all get names eventually.

Here's the WIP shots of the next squad - they've got a little more green stuffing left, but their poses are complete.
They're going to be an infiltration squad, so they'll all be camo'd up and have claymores (defensive mines)

NCOIC, RTO, and point man (he's chopping down vegetation)

2 plasma gunners

3 lasgunners

2 guys emplacing claymores (defensive mines)


I'll post more as it's available!

   
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Death-Dealing Devastator





Australia, Melbourne

love the claymore poses, they win

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w-s-m uk

This just keeps getting better!
   
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102nd Expeditionary Fleet

I like their hats.

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They look great
Having each model as an individual instead of having everyone uniform and roughly the same looks great.
   
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Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

Love the painting quality and poses. Those models just radiate character and flavour. Great job.

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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!





Guam

This is some great work, all the detail work is impressive. Thanks for sharing it, look forward to seeing the next squad.

BTW- if you have a sniper will you give him a boonie with a white feather in the hat band and name him Hathcock?

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Bexhill, UK

Do you have anything more painted?

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IG - Vestfalian Expeditionary Force (Imperial Army - HH)
(DE) - Kabal of Ouroboros) 
   
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Stoic Super Dimensional Captain






very nice! i too applaud the big trouble/little china and predator references.


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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler






Durango, Colorado

Good lookin' Catachans, but I do have one suggestion. I don't like the look of the tree on Sergeant Stearns, it just looks too
skinny and off. Maybe bulk out the trunk or something, I dunno. Other than that, I like the hats on em, and the valk looks great!


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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Alright, I've got the second squad mostly finished - all that's left is painting the flock and adding some aquarium plants. As you can see, since the last WIP shots I've added a good amount of facial hair to the models. Nothing says special forces like a beard after all.

First, the NCOIC, SFC Apone, his RTO and his point man:


Next are the 3 lasgunners - the left one even has battle-action sideburns:


And what squad would be complete without the 2 plasma gunners. The right guy has the shades/beard thing going on, although it's hard to make out because of the hat:


Finally, the 2 guys working on burying mines:


And that's all for these guys. When the flock dries, I'll paint it up and add the plant life.

Next up I'm working on a Sly Marbo conversion and 2 of the regimental advisers for the command squad. By the way, not being a 40k guru, I have no idea how to equip my commander. The squad is going to stand back and provide fire support - should he just have a bolter?

Let me know what you think,

Wonko
   
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Bexhill, UK

I love the grizzled chap with the beard. I am looking forward to seeing your take on Sly as well.

HURRY UP!!

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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Patience grasshopper. Wise man say Warhammer take time with job and 2 kids.

My fleet advisor is based on this guy though...
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/13/90513-004-B26B8C5C.jpg

Wonko
   
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In the Wasteland

god i love that valkyrie. and the heavy flamer dude is funny lol!
good work



 
   
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Wicked Warp Spider





Chicago

"The Pork Chop Express"!!! Nice homage to Big Trouble In Little China...although it lacks the running piggie.

great work
   
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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Dude, it definitely has the running piggy - check out the cargo door.
   
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ancientsociety wrote:"The Pork Chop Express"!!! Nice homage to Big Trouble In Little China...although it lacks the running piggie.
great work


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Rough Rider with Boomstick




New York city

This army is looking awesome . As for your commander if he is going to sit back what I do with my command squad is I break up his 4 body guard into 2 las cannon squads , this way he can reach out an touch a tank and always has something to give the bring it down order too and its a nice way to have bs4 las cannons . You can also have the bombardment adviser in there too .

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Commanding Orc Boss




seaside, CA

Alright, here's the next update.

First, the completed squad posing for their "cover of soldier of fortune magazine" photo. Who doesn't love soldier of fortune after all?

Next are the 3 regimental advisers for the Company. From left to right you have the air traffic controller (astropath), air cavalry liaison (master of the fleet), and forward observer (master of artillery). I don't like the idea of psykers in the force, so the air traffic controller seemed to be a natural choice - he's holding a pair of light sticks ah la Top Gun. The air cav liaison is based on the colonel in Apocalypse now - as was indicated by the picture a few posts ago. Cav guys love their hats and belt buckles! Just ask one. Finally, the FO was a no-brainer, he's got his binos, radio and compass, and he's ready to rain horribly inaccurate fire on the enemy (friends too!) just like his real life counterparts.

Finally, here's my take on Sly Marbo. I focused on the demo charge toting lunatic portion of his fluff, and took the "few have seen his face, and no one has heard him speak" bit to mean that maybe he wears the creepy medical mask provided on the command sprue.



Let me know what you think - I do love comments and criticism. Oh, and I know my greenstuff work is a little ham fisted. So sue me, I can't get the especially fiddly bits to look quite right.

Wonko
   
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Manchester

Loving them
Some wonderful painting
Keep it up


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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Belgium

Brilliant miniatures, full of character!

As for Marbo: I like the medical mask, but his neck needs fixing. Also, the pistol would require something a tad more special IMO, considering it's rules. He's looking very ninja though, pretty cool.

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New York city

What I would suggest for sly is cut off the barrel stick on a fat piece of plastic rod make it look like a silencer , and put a scope on it as well . Besides that its all ace .

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