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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

[LOCATION: Unknown, Prospero Subsector_ ]
[YEAR: 0005 M.31_ ]

"You have truly gone to far this time, Ahriman!"
The wind's cry, gusting through the canyons, nearly drowned out Amon's shout.
"There is nothing on this damned world, and I can think of no other reason for us to be here!"
The shape before Amon slowly turned, revealing the Sorcerer he was addressing.
"Patience," spoke Ahriman "We will find what we are seeking in due time."
"But the men!" replied Amon "We lost many to those beast on the plains, and since I can neither see nor sense any form of beacon here, we will not be returning to the Planet of the Sorcerers to receive more!"
"Magnus would not give us any more, even if we could return!"
This came from behind Amon, and Ahriman recognized one of the Veterans that had been assigned to guard him by his primarch.
"Magnus has his own worries. It is best we leave him be, until his lamentations have died down."
Ahriman was silent. The Librarians helmet sank slowly, until it touched his breastplate.
"I fear..." he spoke softly, so that Amon could barely hear him "I fear our Primarch will never recover."

As night fell, three days later, Ahriman, ever at the head of the convoy, stopped.
"We have arrived." He said, gesturing towards the valley below. Through the darkness, Amon could see lights shining.
"Its a ship." This came from one of the last remaining Scarab Occult, who was standing behind Amon.
"A Mechanicum ship." Replied Amon.
"But why would one of Mars' explorator ships be here?"
Ahriman stared at Amon coldly before replying.
"This was one of the ships the Dogs attacked without warning, when they entered the Prosperous system. This is what I have been tracking. I am surprised Magnus' own equerry could not sense it. Although you did also fail to sense Russ, if I remember correctly."
Amon took a step towards him. He drew his sword, placing the tip of it at Ahriman's neckpiece
"Careful, Ahriman, that you do not overstep your position. You may lead us, but the men trust me more than you. Best be careful now, lest the other decide on a… wiser leader.” Amon turned, letting his sword drop to his side. “In a few minutes, our most esteemed Pyrae will come running over that rise to tell us…”
“Lord Ahriman!” Tolbek head became visible above the crest of the hill, running with his staff in hand. “The ship’s bays have opened, and things are coming out!”
He slowed, seeing Ahriman and Amon staring at him. After taking a few more strides, he stoped, gazing up at Ahriman.
“What is our course of action.”
“Let them come.” Ahriman turned back to Amon and the clustered Scarab Occult. “We mean them no harm.”
They waited.

   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Sorry about the lack of updates this past weekend, I was in London so I couldn't work on anything. On the upside, i purchased some Rubric Marines there, and Imperial Primer (so i can finally paint! Curse you, snow gods!). I did manage to do some more work today, so here's my next tile (still WIP):







More to come, Ahriman will be up first for painting!


Ember


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Hey guys!

To celebrate 1000+ views, I've decided to let you guys help me with something (Haha! I am most generous ). One of my favourite aspects of building an army are the names, and typically every single one of my marines, allies, commanders and even vehicles has a name. Most times i use random name generators, usually one latin one, a list of names from the modern-day region the legion was recruited from (example: for my Raven Guard i used a Turkmen and Kyrgestani one, as central Asia was where the XIX legion was recruited) to represent the Terran elements of the legion. I also try to think up custom names, basing them around the legions home world.

But this time, I have a slight problem. I not only have an army im working on, but also muh board (if you missed that, get your eyes checked) which represents the ship my army is using. So I am going to need a name for that.

Here is a list of things that need names:

- A Mechanicum ship

- The mistress of astropaths (female)

- The navigator (male or female)

- The Arch Magos / Captain of the ship (male or female)

- A few names for lesser tech priests. (male or female)



Please comment, if we can get 10+ replies I will do something. Im not sure what, but something.

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I really need your help on this, I'm all out of ideas.

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Hmmm, I usually find names to be a rather tricky part of my fluff-building. I'll give it a go though.

For the Navigator names, I'm a fan of Weirdingway's Navigator Household which uses vaguely Italian/Venetian renaissance names melded with aetheric-sounding vowels.

For the mechanicum ship how about The Glorious Explorator Vessel 'Tempus Gladium', or 'Time's Knife' in bad latin

What're the details on the mechanicus guys? What are their eccentricities and we might be able to come up with something a little more fitting

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Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

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Made in es
Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries




Spain

i love the draws on the floor

"Even in death I still serve" 
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

Have to be honest, Mechanicus names are not my strong suit. Can't give them human/SM names just because of how they are. I would have always thought that the ship's name would be dependant on the type of craft it was - you wouldn't give the name "Phalanx" to a small exploration vessel!

So I'll ask this, how big is the ship, and is it one of the flagships?

Great update in other news, can't wait for Arhiman!

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Some stuff on the ship and crew:


Mechanicum


My plan is to have the ship commanded by a Magos Explorator, who has scoured the galaxy in a quest to find lost Archaeotech. They were assigned to the Thousand Sons legion, and were part of may quests with the Legion. On one of these, the Magi came across shards of ancient human relics, allowing the tech-priests to tap int the Warp and manipulate its currents. Attempts to recreate the technology have been unsuccessful, although this has not stopped their Enginseers from trying. This has made them somewhat untrustworthy in the eyes of other Mechanicum representatives, but also much praise from their Prosperine brothers.


The Ship


The ship is a relatively small Explorator ship, designed to support other, larger Strike Cruisers but also conduct missions on its own. Built during the dawn of the Great Crusade, it had been fitted with Terran technology along with its Martian equipment. It also contained hangers able to transport Stormbirds, and later Thunderhawks, along with enough Boarding Torpedos and Drop Pods to deploy a small strike force of Thousand Sons. Due to its somewhat eccentric masters, certain areas of the ship contained strange arcane machinations, some of which have strange, occult meaning.

   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Nice work on the board so far. It's really coming together.

EDC
   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech

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Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

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Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

 Ynneadwraith wrote:
Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech


Damn, beat me to that one. That's a good name there!

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






 WarbossDakka wrote:
 Ynneadwraith wrote:
Hmmm, how about 'Eye of the Omnissiah'?

Fits a scouting ship, and it's quite ironic that on the Eye of the Omnissiah there's a load of lost and forgotten (possibly heretical) tech


Damn, beat me to that one. That's a good name there!


Thanks dude! Takes me a while, but sometimes I stumble upon something that's half-decent

@EmberLordofFire8 I forgot to say, I'm liking the fluff story so far interested to see where it goes.

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
Made in us
Perturbed Blood Angel Tactical Marine






I've always wanted to do my own zm board. Looking good
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Eye of the Omnisiah sounds cool, now how about some names for Tech-Priests?

Plus I started painting the Terminators, I am going to my FLGS now to purchase Mephiston Red spray to speed up painting (because 4-5 coats brush painted on is just too time consuming).

Ahriman is also awaiting his first coat of paint, so I'll post pics soon.

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






Hmmm, I wonder whether we could go down the route of the excellent 'Taghmata Hvergelmir' plog for names.

To me, that name sounds vaguely dutch. Could we mash together a couple of different dutch names to get something that sounds suitably weird?

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

In between painting I managed to build this guy:




I gave him a bolt pistol from the Vanguard Veterans kit.





He will be leading a 5-man veteran squad to act as Ahriman's bodyguard, with a second squad for Tolbek once I get a mini for him.


And now a question:
Do I need to undercoat a model with chaos black BEFORE I use another spray? Or can I go ahead and spray mephisto red on a grey plastic mini?


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Also this:

Here is a list of things that HAVE names:

- A Mechanicum ship: Eye of the Omnissiah

- The mistress of astropaths (female): Ephrea Sephatea


These still need names:

- The navigator (male or female)

- The Arch Magos / Captain of the ship (male or female)

- A few names for lesser tech priests. (male or female)

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Made in ch
Fresh-Faced New User



Zürich

Test. Please ignore.
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

My first (test) model is done! It turned out better than I thought it would, considering this being my first time painting red. The next ones will be a bit smoother, ill be using Mephistos Red spray and not brush base coating them. Enjoy!






Also finished converting my second veteran sarge/sorcerer







Hope you like them!

Ember


Also it looks like I'm gonna have to find a different character for the Praetor to represent, Amon got his own rules in INFERNO!!!$


I revised my list HERE:
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/716551.page#9181217

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

My first vets are done!






Now I just noticed I forgot do add shoulder pads to this one


I think this might be my new favourite mini.




Its snowing now, so I wont be able to undercoat anything for a while now. Sigh...

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

I see my last few posts have been met with little excitement. Sigh...



Another Terminator. I spent a few hours blending his Force Sword, meticulously building up the blue until, finally, I was ready to apply the final shade. Forgot to thin it, and the sword ended up green.


Table-top-perspective shot.

   
Made in gb
Agile Revenant Titan






I wouldn't get disheartened by the lack of comments something I've realised is that if you come out with a bunch of stuff in quick succession as you've done it can feel like you're putting out a lot of work with little attention garnered, when really most people log on every couple of days to check out what's happening

Love the posing on the sorceror dude looks like he's force-pushing someone

Check out may pan-Eldar projects http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/702683.page

Also my Rogue Trader-esque spaceport factions http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/709686.page

Oh, and I've come up with a semi-expanded Shadow War idea and need some feedback! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/726439.page

Lastly I contribute to a blog too! http://objectivesecured.blogspot.co.uk/ Check it out! It's not just me  
   
Made in ca
Fixture of Dakka




Lots of nice work there. Great job.

Agies Grimm:The "Learn to play, bro" mentality is mostly just a way for someone to try to shame you by implying that their metaphorical nerd-wiener is bigger than yours. Which, ironically, I think nerds do even more vehemently than jocks.

Everything is made up and the points don't matter. 40K or Who's Line is it Anyway?

Auticus wrote: Or in summation: its ok to exploit shoddy points because those are rules and gamers exist to find rules loopholes (they are still "legal"), but if the same force can be composed without structure, it emotionally feels "wrong".  
   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

The green sword looks fine IMO. Great colout scheme I might add too!

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in us
Sinewy Scourge




Boulder, Colorado

I actually prefer the green, I think it takes away from the clash of blue and red, and it isn't bright enough to scream 'Christmas!!!'

   
Made in ca
Incorporating Wet-Blending






Canada,Prince Edward Island

I agree that the green sword looks great on him! I do mine the same way

Are the vets going to be painted in blue and gold or are you sticking to your red scheme for them?

   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Red all the way! Although they will have more gold , like the banding on their arms, and blue is going to be the army spot colour.


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Just in case you guys were wondering: THIS is what the sword should have looked like







Not the best pics, but ehh.


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Plus this:





MOAR STUFFS






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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Hey guys!

In the spirit of Valentines day, I decided that someone deserves a little more love (I DID forget about him and leave him in a jar of alcohol for a week...).

This is for you, Ahriman!!


The KSons were red
And then they were blue
When you turned them to dust
Magnus got mad at you



Thanks Ahriman. Hope you fix your Rubric...






Also, its finally warm enough to spay paint here so my Vets will hopefully get done this weekend.

   
Made in gb
Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant




England

He must have one hell of a hangover if he was on it for a week. Poor Ahriman :(

If you can't believe in yourself, believe in me! Believe in the Dakka who believes in you!  
   
Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Yeah, I bought Ark: Survival Evolved so my painting hasn't been getting much love lately

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






In a Trayzn pokeball

Congrats on getting to the front page.

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Made in ch
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!





Holy Terra.

Some more progress has been made, in the form of trial and error (mostly error) with my new Mephiston Red spray. GW has been contacted, but other than that all I can work out is that the pigment is just to high, causing the paint to look off and crack (after stripping the models I had to rub them with a soft, dry brush while clouds of red dust billowed from the models. Apparently, Ahriman completed his Rubric earlier than I hoped...).

So I painted this to cheer me up:



I was so in to it that it took me only about 3 hours to complete, including the base.

I also painted a dead Space Pupper



Im not sure if I should paint the rest of the base with Agrellan Earth (like the Custodes and my Raven Guard) to show the Sons' Egyptian roots or do some kind of cobblestone for Prospero's streets.

Plus a pic of my workspace. 10 points if you can recognise all the minis there.



More to come, as soon as I figure out my spray.

Ember

   
 
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