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Plano, Texas

Well its been a while since I had a plog on dakka so I've decided to start again.
I've already got a sizable guard force painted up which you can see here:
http://fodabettsblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/second-post-my-guard-army-up-till-now.html
However after loosing a few games I've come to realize my army lacks some things. Namely vendettas an psyker battle squads.

First up is constructing the Psykers

I've taken the flagellant head in stocks and a cadian tank driver body and legs. Simple enough conversion. A simple trip around the net and I've got the rest of the parts coming to me to build 3 squads.

Here are the front of the overseers for the units.

The bodies are the standing Baneblade commander's, another Flagellant head (with mask to keep the voices out), and various guard arms.

And the back. The one pointing the pistol doesn't have his finger on the trigger. I plan on putting some text on the book like "How to tell if your charge is possessed:".

I figure this is the 3 steps of battle psykers.
Step 1 wait till the enemy is about to be shot by the army and break them (guy with binoculars).
Step 2 drop the LD debuff (guy with sword).
Step 3 fail psychic check and kill off some guys (guy with book).


I started painting the vendettas.
I did one of the plastic vendettas a few days ago and did the old forgeworld resin tonight.
Here they are side by side. As you'll notice the wings are backwards. I like this look alot better than the normal GW look, as it makes the aircraft appear sleeker.


Here's the plastic's cockpit. I plan on trying some quick and simple OSL on these guys so they're not super detailed.


And the Resin's.


The resin Vendetta was originally my Inquisitor's Valkyrie so I'm going to just update the paint scheme.



Here's a close up of the Inquisition symbol on the wing.


And the inquisition door symbol. I've been wondering if I should paint the door black to match the backdrop of the wing symbol (and break up the gray). What do you think?


Obviously these 2 birds aren't done. I ordered a set of the fancy forgeworld valk/vendetta decals the other day and I'll be adding them later along with some weathering and possibly my normal Armageddon camo. I realize the fluff is that valks get attached to a ground unit after serving for so long so supposedly they would adopt the colors of the tanks around them, but I don't know. Again, what do you think, camo or no camo?
Here's a shot of the camo.


Another thing, the band color in the middle of the tail is the company color (or the red of the Inquisition) however I've been torn with where to put the squadron color. I've thought about painting the tail in the squadron color but that is an awful lot of Yellow,or blue.

Well I'll be working on this army on and off over the next few months so I'll keep this updated.

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The vendetta is nice. I like your paint scheme.

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Yay Guard!

Always a joy. Psyker looks mean. Overssers look meaner.

Vehicles are good - maybe rough them up a bit with a couple of washes and some scratching/mud?

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Thanks for the responses guys. The tanks have a nice rust wash on them, it shows up a little in the pics, but I'm not worried about the tanks. Any opinions on the thoughts for painting the valk door or tail?
Anway I built a straken model to compliment the new build I'm going for here's some pics.










I had tried the scout biker shot-gun on the hip pose, but it didn't look very good so I went with the giant glaive.

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More psykers, this brings the total up to 3 squads




I'm glad this is getting some responses

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So. Many.

I actually like that they're identical. They're like Gary clones with worse hair and more psychic powers



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Gary?
GARY!

Would your arm and head combo work on a normal Cadian Trooper Body? Not sure if the whole 2 dozen psyker clones does it for me. Even with paint.... I think it'll just look like 3 different paint schemes on 2 dozen psyker clones.

The overseers look badarse! Nice.

I've got an upcoming Straken conversion looming for myself as well. So I'm still mulling how I'm going to pull it off. Yet, that power glaive just looks WAY to big for a guardsman. And where is his 3+ save? He looks 100% human. He's Str6, yet no bionics? You might have a tough sell that your commander is a Straken stand-in. At the moment, he just looks like a well equiped platoon commander.

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Deewalla - The 10 models on the left of the unit are all normal cadian bodies.
You wonder how he can lift it and then wonder how he's S6? They're 1 and the same. He can lift it because he's S6. His right arm is a marine arm which, when painted, will look metallic. He's wearing the usual trench coat of the steel legion so you're not going to see a ton of exposed area. Don't want to get sand in any exposed connectors.

Assassin - I don't know what a Gary clone is, but thanks.

Still no thoughts on the paint schemes for the vendettas?

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Who wants updates!

I finally got around to applying the forgeworld wing decals on the vendettas.


They're rather fragile so they came apart in places but look pretty good.


I also decided to just go with the squadron color with number for the tail section, and a larger number on the rear fuselage.


I've also been working on the manticore. I converted it so I could magnetize on the kit's 3 missiles or put on a deathstrike missile (to be built later).





Next up a goofy project:

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So I'm sure someone wondered what was up with that last pic (I mean the views went up at least), and here's your answer... Hydra flak tanks!






I've got some more painting to do if I'm going to make it for the newly renamed WarCon.

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Got some more work done!
First up is the now finished (except for the missiles) manticore!





Next up is the lower halves of the Hydras.


I also got the Vendetta bases painted, just some drybrushing and some sand and they're done.


And finally I touched up the Vendettas.


Keep those comments coming!

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love the idea for your psykers!! keep up the great work! Cant wait to see some paint on them!!



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Awesome work. I did notice you have some "halo " effect goin on around you decals. Heres my steps that erase that halo. Base your to be decaled area in brush on gloss varnish. Use micro set or mico sol if needed over the gloss( after its dry but just before you apply the decal) reapply the micro set until the decal is as you like it. Once all is dry apply another coat of brush on gloss varnish. Seal with you matt sealer as you would at the end. Its never failed me. I am not sure if doing just the gloss over you existing decal work will help or not but it certainly wont hurt.

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madmarty - Thanks! They're the next to get paint. I've got to go out of town for a week for a funeral but after that it's crunch time to get ready for WarCon.

Vyper - Thanks! The only reason you're seeing silvering in the last post is because I haven't glossed them. This is kind of a work in progress blog

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The hydras are a bit wacky, but certainly effective

I like the idea of the PBS guys, but the use of exactly the same head is also a little weird Will you be painting them all in exactly the same way?

The vendettas I like a lot. The swept back wings gives them an almost Harrier feeling. The eagle wings paint job is also superb. Nice work. One question though, how are you representing the lascannon on the vendettas? Wing mounted?

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Painting updates!
First up is the lascannons for the Vendettas, as well as the missiles for the manticore.

I color coded the lascannons so I don't get them mixed up.

Next up is close ups of the missiles.

They need a little touch up on the nose but overall they're ok.

Next up is the battle psykers. I managed to get their base coats down and dipped them in minwax like the rest of my guardsmen.





Next up is highlighting the psykers after they dry, painting a callidus assassin and 2 mystics.

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That is some nice stuff that you have here.

Those hydras remind me of the T-1 from terminator 3 but with a tank welded onto the bottom.

nice PBS, I like how the psykers are all the same!

keep up the good work!

 
   
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Commissar Agro - Thanks! The hydras look a little 1/2 and 1/2 right now but hopefully they'll look a bit better with some rust on the upper halves. I've refrained weathering them until I am happy with the way they sit on the tanks, as the Rustall I use for weathering flows really well and I don't want weird pools.

Another night another layer of paint!
First up I built another hydra

This one seems to stay together better so now I've got some experimenting to do with the others.

I also flattened the psykers and overseers and added some green and metals to them.




I added some slight weathering to the manticore's missiles so they don't look so factory fresh. I realize they're 1 shot but I figure they'd be driving around for a while before they spotted a target worth firing one of the rockets at.


Finally I added sand to the Vendetta's bases.

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Amazing keep up the good work. This reminds me of Eisenhorn when thei is a parade showing of 30 or somehting pyskers.

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I have a reputation, Modile, a reputation as a fair, honest man who treats his soldiers well and supports them in the face of darkness. Potentially, that reputation makes me soft. It seems I understand failure and forgive it. Some, like Kowle, believe me to be a weak commissar, not prepared to take the action my rank demands. Not prepared to enforce field discipline where I see it failing. I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the weak, the incompetent, and the treasonous.
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comisarmilo - Thanks! That's kind of the imagery I was going for. There's a cool pic in the Apoc book that shows an "experimental psyker weapon" and it's just psyker's being escorted onto the battle field. I kind of saw these guys in the same light.

Well I finally finished off the last 2 Hydras. These 2 didn't seem to like the older magnets I'd installed in their turrets so it took some work to cut them out and put new magnets in them



Then I finished the Psykers.


I'm trying a new color around their bases. I don't know if I like it yet. It does have the benefit of creating a definite separation of models.
What do you guys think of those bases over my old ones like this Commissar Lord?


Finally while waiting for the Pyskers to dry I decided to try out those new Max Mini bionic arms!


Looks like Straken can bench press a tank!

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wow love those bionic arms

the shoulder armour sets it apart but still looks great

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azekio - Thanks, I think.

Qualude - Hahaha!! Thanks!

sc0ttfree - Wish I could take credit for them. I do really like the way they look. The shoulder pads will probably be painted in the same color as the armor of my guardsmen (a custom darker catachan green).

First up I've got 2 weathered hydras



I also painted 2 mystics





Next up was the Callidus assassin, she's not quite done yet



The Vendettas were also finally assembled and nearly finished. I touched up the canopy and around it after taking these pics.



Finally I painted (and sanded) 4 galeforce 9 lazy trays... err movement trays.


Woo that was one heck of a night!

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Looking pure gold!

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i think i need to get some lazy trays for myself.
I liek the weathered hydras!

 
   
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Your army looks really great. I especially love the hydras. Could you tell me what model you used for the "top"?

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comisarmilo - Thanks!

Commissar Agro - Thanks! The trays were great when I was trying out an infantry horde idea, and they'll be good for keep track of squads when I pull them off of my display board.

Plaguezombie - Thanks! The Hydra tops are Terminator T-1 toys that i worked on to get to fit. I then modded them a bit and weathered them. Here's an amazon link:
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Scrazza - Thanks!

Tonight's update isn't going to be as flashy.

First up I got the other Hydras weathered.


Then I repainted the rings on the rest of the army


I also finished the Callidus and decaled the 4 new recruits (2 plasma gunners and 2 demo charges)


I've started doing touch ups on all of the infantry. Since I finished the majority of the infantry in June 2009 I've pretty much played with them only so they've got some scuffs and paint chips I've got to repair. I'm also cleaning up some of the blending where I can.

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Well I've decided to change the title of the thread since I'm moving on from just guardsmen, just read the whole post to find out why.

First up I attached the missiles to the manticore. I decided to use sticky glue instead of magnets due to the way their built.





I also finished touching up all of my infantry


And finally I resurrected an old project.
Some of you may remember my old Warhound thread from many years ago
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/205219.page

I have since re-organized the pictures into the new galleries here:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v314/Foda_Bett/40k/Super%20Heavies/Warhounds/WIP/

Well the warhounds have sat (more like laid) around the house since then waiting for a day to be picked up and worked on again. Well that day has come!

Tonight I started dusing off and re-tightening all of the warhound bolts, which proved to be a bit of a job, and tallying their parts. I also glued on some of the broken parts I could find.
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