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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

Ok, so I'm going for a pre-heresy theme; essentially renaissance europe circa 40'000AD.

Lots of fun ideas, lots of converted units, lots of lovely Vostroyans as Vets. This one will come on slowly, but should flourish into a cool-looking army.
On with the pics!!

Here's the CCS Vets - over time this will become a Plasma-heavy CCS with Astropath - Maybe also a MoO.

Vet Squad One - this will flourish into a MeltaVet Squad in a 'detta.

I just finished GSing this guy. Vet with HF.

Here's a Commisar. Lord knows if I'll actually play him. Odds are I won't. Love his paint though.

Speaking of not getting played; here's my old Ratlings! These guys were awesome last edition. I much prefer these models to the new ones.

Hydra Autocannons? What do you think? I'm going for a fulltrack Gepard look, or more specifically, the British T-55 Marksman. I'm planning on elongating the barrels with plastic pipe, then somehow attaching them to the mount. I'll need to cast those mounts too.

Here's the first Chimera. Due to me gluing in the HB last edition, this will now be used for my PBS, who are still to come.

Penal Legion. These will be a wildcard to confuse my opponent. An outflanking mini-tarpit for 80 points is a winner IMO. Well, if you get the roll... These guys are Cadian Infantry and WHFB Empire Pistolliers. They have more GS since this pic, the Custodians horn looks better than it does here. These guys could be used for a regular Infantry Platoon when I make more...

With any luck these are the guys that brought you here. These models are hellish to paint! I'm not a great painter, and there is sooo much detail on these models, they put GW to shame! As you can see, they share colour with the vehicles, I thought that would be a nice idea.

"Wait, what happened to rest of the stuff from those Pistolliers?"

Here's a sneak peek of my next big project...

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Sagitarius with a Big F'in Gun

Grass Valley CA

I really like them i just think that the sergeants should have the big hats other wise there is a bit of a gap between infantry and the rest of the army.

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

Thanks Loken! Yeah I toyed with the idea, and I'm slowly forming some fluff.
The way I see it, regular infantry need to earn the bearskin that marks them out as a Veteran or an officer. So even the infantry sergeants, although decorated with that awesome feather, remain without the bearskin.

The Ogryns and Rough Riders will all have them, marking them as comissioned officers into those specialised divisions.

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Thinking of Joining a Davinite Loge

Bexhill, UK

The great thing about the Imperial Army is that there is no standardisation and that of course means you can go nuts! And that's what I love seeing and I'm seeing a lot of what I love here.

Colours are a tad bright for my taste but that's my problem and not yours.

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

Thanks infilTRAITOR, good feedback makes me smile.

Yeah the bright tunics are kind of a hallmark of what I wanted to do with this army. Almost Napoleonic in intention.

Updates tonight probably...

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Tek wrote:Thanks infilTRAITOR, good feedback makes me smile.

Yeah the bright tunics are kind of a hallmark of what I wanted to do with this army. Almost Napoleonic in intention.

That was the first thing I thought about when I saw the commissar lol
Actually, I think thats a pretty cool idea and that it fits the pre-heresy style. More pomp than grimdark.

Looking forward to more. I for one really enjoy the brightness.
I think the autocannons are ace btw. Looks kinda like the Gepard AA tank turret.
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Junior Officer with Laspistol

Reading, Berks

Excellent stuff. I can't help but feel the penal troops would look better as conscripts though as they share the same sort of feel as your veterans. Looking forward to seeing how this pans out

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

OOOOKaaayyy! Finally got an update for you, after 8 months!! :-O

Right, I said it would be slow but there's quite a bit to get through actually. I was recently pledged a big old box of bits that a veteran player wanted rid of. Inside was a bunch of stuff from CSMs to Lizardmen. Interestingly, there's a full squad of Tallarn in there (they'll certainly be enlisted), some assorted Catachan (old metals FTW) and a 32-strong force of 1989 IG plastics!
I love the OOP guard plastics, and they're pretty hard to come by. I'll get them asembled and put up some pics. Not sure whether to run them as infantry or penals though...

Also (no pics yet) I'm working on finishing up the aforementioned veteran's prize conversion; a chimera modified with a MKII Predator turret (the old metal one). It looks sweet man.

Onto the pics then:

First up, the MoO - this guy is the old metal tank commander, with new plastic legs and some empire bits.

Finished Penal Legion:

Not sure if they'll even be used now I have the OOP plastics - any ideas what these could count as?

Modelled the Rough Riders - Lovely green stuff work on these :-S

Does anyone have any bike bases to trade?

Ogryns finished now:

I freaking love these guys. They look wicked as part of the force. I didn't really do the sculpts justice, but they're done now, so I don't care ;-)

Here's a an exciting new addition to the force, my scratchbuilt Inquisitor! Cookie for the first poster to indentify all the bitz.

This guy will be fun to paint, although I'm torn for a paintjob. Do I got for a red and black type colour scheme, or an all-gold type look (a la Daemonhunters cover)

Finished Sergeant Harker:

A nice character to lead a squad of Vostroyan veterans.

Psyker battle Squad WIP:

These are the usual Flagellant/Guard/Pig Iron combos. I started these ages ago, so I can still claim to be original :-)
I wanted to get a Psycho Mantis-type look on these, hence the gasmarks.

And now this guy - it's a shame not to take advantage of the inquisitor's prescence, so this week I've been going mad for Assassins:

He was wicked fun to make, apart from I stabbed my index finger about 5 times in his creation.

So, any comments would be much appreciated, like I said before this is a slow-burning blog but it IS going somewhere!
'Til next time!

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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit

London, England

You show some phenomenal modelling skills here and some great kit bashes too. You can consider me well and truly subscribed to this lil number.

Love the assassin and inquisitor, great stuff. Where are the ogryn models from though?

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Massive Knarloc Rider


Hmmm the inquisitor is made up of (from what i can see)

Chaos warrior legs
Space marine commander torso (?)
dark angel head
space marine commandershoulder pads
space marine boltpistol arm

then i hit a roadblock

Possibly a chaos knight arm?? with a chos lancey haft thing?

And the banner pole is flaggelent pieces i imagine.

all i know. Can ig et a half cookie?

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

@Lenny; thanks dude! I wouldn't go so far as to say I have skills, some of the bashes are pretty sketch, but they get the job done, they were hella fun and I'm looking forward to doing more.

Flagellant book, pole and danglies
Ravenwing head (I'll give you that!)
Commander torso
Chaos Knight arms & haft
Chaos Warrior legs
Deathwatch shoulderpad (can't remember which kit it's in)
Commander Shoulderpad (I think)

The bit at the top of the hammer - I actually have no idea what that is! I was hoping someone would tell me!

As promised:

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1st Lieutenant

Because we’re here,lad...

Tek,What can I say? FETHING MEGA!!!

You show some awesome innovation with kit bashing and your GS skills should be on the Robinson's 'Whats your juice' advert. Flawless.
Those 'Ogryns' are awesome. Consider them borrowed and copied

Class me as subscribed

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot

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

Okay....to continue from ghosty:

A chaos night arm
The head of the axe is made from a piece off the rhinosprue i think....the hunter-killer missile?!?
The pole is from the flaggelant kit (i think)
A purity seal ( the most important bit)
And some plati-card orsomething, thats about all i see (plus the bits from ghosty's list) There is something on the hammer but i can't see enough of it :(

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Dakka Veteran

Darkest Kent (England)

Will be watching this space.


Okay, I've been on a bit of a hiatus 2011-14

Currently working on my Riot Guard.

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Veteran Inquisitor with Xenos Alliances

I really like how you did your guardsmen; how you incorporated the guns and heads from the empire models. When I've seen other people try similar things in the past, most times it ends up a little off. This will be a really cool army.
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Slippery Scout Biker


I like it!

:salamanders rule:
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Rough Rider with Boomstick

Holy Terra, Island Continent

this army is awsome, tek
so subscribed.
love the inquisition stuff, the orgyns and the kitbashing for the penal legions

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

Wow, thanks for the great feedback guys! Inspired by the positive attitude engendered by Dakka, I went home and snapped my WIP chimera conversion. This is the second Chimera for the army, and will probably hold the O.G.R.Y.Ns, (need to think of a good acronym there). The kit I was gifted was really nicely converted to take a MKII Predator turret, which looks boss on here.
Out of respect for the guy who made it, I promised I'd leave it as an autocannon Chimera (even though there are no rules for that any more, outside of Apoc) and mod it up. So I glued all the hull together, added tracks, stowage, armour skirts, fuel cans and the camo netting (it was basically just the hull he provided). I sawed off the HB in the hull, as I intend to install a Catachan-style HF in there instead. He didn't have the hatches for the back so I cut up some truckplate plasticard and added a rack for fuel cans and ammo boxes - I think it came out well.

As for the painting, you can see the grey undercoat through the netting only in the photos! It doesn't show at all IRL, so I don't think I'll be going back and fixing it. As I took these last night with my mobile quickly, the lighting is all off. Once I pilfer my GFs SLR I'll take some good shots in natural light.

I have now located an unused Chimera cupola ring which is in place - I'll be painting it up tonight and calling this done. I'm at a stag do this weekend so little chance to get any more work done, but maybe I'll get some shots of the assembled OOP guard plastics, purely as they're sweet!

As usual, there are more images in my gallery than in the posts, so head on over if you fancy it.

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Rough Rider with Boomstick

Holy Terra, Island Continent

WOW, that chimera is full of win.
Nice move with the fuel cans and camo netting, very good
keep up the good work

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Devastating Dark Reaper

Mostly Oxfordshire. Some Kent, a little Rotherham

Some nice work in there. I also like your APE suit counts-as Ogryn. More http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.E.V. than http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat1300313&prodId=prod1040004

No idea about an acronymn, though.

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Fixture of Dakka

Moore, Ok.

You can tell alot of TLC went into this. some great looking stuff there!

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Come again some other day
The devil has my ear today
I'll never hear a word you say" Weak and Powerless - APC

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Drop Trooper with Demo Charge

Gainesville, Florida

Im sorry if this already got covered.. I cant seem to find it though, but where on earth did you get those "counts as ogryns" models?

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin

Bedfordshire, UK

Thanks for the comments guys!

@Loofacop: They're APEs from the game Incursion.


Don't sweat it; I get asked a lot about them.
BTW, how big is your sig man?

So, acronyns for the OGRYNS - How about Overt GRound INtrusion units? That's the best I can do right now. It's OGRIN but that's ok I guess. Can anyone do any better?

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Implacable Black Templar Initiate

Gordon, Nebraska

very nice! Love the paintjob.

I saw some WWI pickelhaub helmets with gasmasks that I am dying to try out on some Cadian bodies.

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Stalwart Veteran Guard Sergeant


This army is making me wish I stayed with the Imperium! haha great job man! I look forward to your next update

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Battleship Captain


Wow, I really like the old skool Predator turret on the Chimera - that looks really sweet. I'm a big proponent of using the new Predator turrets on Chimeras, but that old one looks surprisingly good there. Nice job!

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Im a little late here but i believe the top of the thunder hammer is either an Ork bit from a weapon or a part of a vox caster.

But i love the army. I may have to steal your idea of using a chaos warrior as a base for a space marine tho. The army fits very well together. I like the colors alot, IG usually doesnt do the flashy colors, but you pulled it off strikingly

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Rampaging Reaver Titan Princeps

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I have to say I'm really impressed by the old Predator Chimera. The APE suit Ogryns are an idea I'll have to nick at some point. I'm not quite so sure about the Harker head swap myself but it certainly combines well. May I ask what you plan to do to make the army pre-heresy, and have you seen the advice on Bell of Lost Souls about it?

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I too like the old tank - the 2nd edition predator was a cool tank. I like the army a great deal - the only thing I'd say is that the PSB seems a little grimdark for preheresy. Weren't things supposed to be better then? Nice models though. How about some Mordians in the mix?
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader

Reading, England

Very cool, mabye add some aliens in

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