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Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

I think the retro red works if you have other more nostalgic elements to go with it. Your guys look a little too modern, real, and practical to pull it off. I’d go with the black.

Looking sharp!

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Thanks Nevelon; always nice to hear from the smurf guru himself.

-does anyone have any ideas for where I should go with the force from here? on completion of this batch I'll have:

1 Chaplain/Captain
1 Grombrindal /Stand-in character
30 Tactical Marines
3 Razorbacks
2 Contemptor/Mortis Dreadnoughts
5 Scouts
1 Stormtalon Gunship

-I have no idea how big my force is under the new index; but I feel like its probably not that bad?

If anyone would be so kind as to estimate my Power Level total for me that'd be amazing; I'll be sure to acquire an index asap.

Kinda fancy something with some teeth. in 7th I'd have made grav bikers; grav centurions, maybe a knight crusader etc. but in 8th Maybe terminators? Always loved hammernators aesthetically, but never been able to justify buying a set.

that said; 8th appears to be the edition of infantry, and tactical squad spam seems to have a certain merit? having grown up with star wars and halo; the idea of massed armoured soldiers assailing positions and being expended hand over fist, visually carries an appeal.

That said, with keywords making an emergence; a baneblade variant to build a razorback speartip armound could be an idea, as well as look hella good. wanted one since I was like 8...

Cheers,
GamerGuy
   
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Leicester

howdy dakka;

so hopefully the sun will go in enough for some reasonable non-glaring photos later; progressing at a steady rate

any thoughts as to the next wave of expansion would be appreciated? really quite lost...
   
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Upstate, New York

It looks like you have a little over 80 power level worth of stuff. Although you have a bunch of stuff with options, so that might be off. And it looks like we might be one of the first codexes released, so I might hold off on getting the index.

As for what to get, that’s a good question. I’m still trying to figure out what works myself.

I’ve not fielded normal assault terminators yes, but have enjoyed my chaperacti ones. Tactical terminators also seem to be in a decent place. Might not be top-tier, but more viable then they used to be. If you like terminators, go for it.

I’ve not read up on the baneblade, so can’t really speak on it. But if you’ve been coveting it that long, get it. Even if it’s mediocre on the table, as long as you aren’t playing top table tournaments, it should still work OK. 8th edition seems a lot more forgiving for units.

If you like the idea of a mechanized list, you could get a pred. Or a LR if you want to go big. While not as point efficient as razors, they do still work. And it looks like you are lacking a HS pick.

I think bikes still have a place. Grav might not be as good as it used to be, but all the options seem viable.

Another thought would be to get a LSS for the scouts. But they should do OK on foot. I think one of the main uses for scouts is as a screening unit. and basic guys on foot work well for that.

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Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Cheers Nev, planning on waiting for the codex myself.
really appreciate you taking the time, thanks!

-Annihilator pattern Predators seem to be dishing out the hurt in 8th; could well be tempted.

do you have any thoughts pertaining the primaris marines? can't decide if I love the intercessors enough to spam them...

-hopefully pics sometime soon, my iPhone fried itself so waiting on a repair/replace

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Upstate, New York

 GamerGuy wrote:
Cheers Nev, planning on waiting for the codex myself.
really appreciate you taking the time, thanks!

-Annihilator pattern Predators seem to be dishing out the hurt in 8th; could well be tempted.

do you have any thoughts pertaining the primaris marines? can't decide if I love the intercessors enough to spam them...

-hopefully pics sometime soon, my iPhone fried itself so waiting on a repair/replace


Hope you get your phone sorted out. Don’t know how I’d live without mine these days.

The primaris situation is a moving one. Once the range gets fleshed out, especially with transports, everything will change. All my thoughts are purely theoretical, as i’ve only started assembling mine, and none have hit the table.

The big winner IMHO is the lieutenant. He brings a re-roll to wound bubble, something not easily gained elsewhere. And is responsibly priced. The other Primaris characters aren’t really exciting me. They don’t do anything the shelf full of HQs I already have do, and can’t fit in transports/ride bikes/take jump packs. If you were planning on footslogging, maybe? The limited option for gear don’t help here.

Intercessors seem good. Good range on AP-1 bolters, at a low price. Footslogging, which is an issue, but not bad for shoring up a gunline or camping objectives. I don’t know if I’d spam them hard, but working 2-3 5 man squads into a list seems like it might work. From what I’ve picked up from the mathhammer crowd, they are one of the most efficient ways to get MEQ wounds on the table. Slight more resilient vs. small arms (as it takes 2 wounds to kill a guy) but slight more vulnerable to multi-damage attacks.

Helblasters/inceptors seem very pricy for what they are. The plasma guys I think will get a lot better when they don’t need to footslog to their target. I just don’t see them living to rapid fire range vs. any foe with an ounce of firepower. If they do make it though, they will bring the pain. Jump guys are just overpriced.

The new reivers need full rules, right now are a solid “meh”.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Okay Dakka, so the blogs been kinda dead lately as a result of real life and a lack of a mobile phone, but fear not the blog will continue.

at present I find myself musing daily the next wave of expansion;
In 7th Ed there was a blood angels formation of 3 10 strong tactical squads in stormravens that I loved aesthetically, but couldn't justify.

always brought to mind the scene in the star wars episode II: The clone wars, in which the republic clone army makes it's first appearance, all flying in!
In 8th, stormraven spam might just work, space marine air cav!

I've even seen similar lists knocking around forums titled "tournament" and "competitive"!! I'm so excited!

a little apprehensive of putting all my eggs in "one basket" so to speak... but I feel like it could work out.

my hobby budget is £200. and I'm just lost. never had this kinda cash at my disposal before?

options:

3 x Stormraven Gunship
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40 Assault Marines
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12 Devastator Centurions
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3 x Landraider
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An Imperial Knight? 2 Knights?
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A set of City Terrain for at home?
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A set of 3rd party terrain?
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With the future looking so uncertain; I'm just focusing on painting my rank and file soldiers. hopefully when my phone gets back to me I'll post some pics. 2 squads nearing completion.

GamerGuy
   
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Upstate, New York

If you want an air cav type list that’s not just flyer spam (which probably won’t make you many friends) SM do have a decent selection of other things that don’t touch the ground. Land Speeders (which seem a bit overpriced, but I’ve not extensively tested them) LSS’s which are good ways of zipping scouts around, and on the horizon is the new primaris grav tank thing.

I took my raven out for a spin in my last game and it did quite well for itself. Solid unit.

But the new codex should drop in a couple of weeks, so I’d wait for that at the very least.

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Kids; there comes a time in a young man's life in which he suffers several losses in the family (as is the circle of life), and in that place of contemplation, the realisation comes that life is futile and that in actuality, the pursuit of happiness within our tiny lifespan is the only thing that truly matters.

which is why I; having conquered the depression of a teenage "mid-life crisis" the scale of which has not been seen since Horus turned his back to the Imperium... I decided to buy a Warhound Titan.

I'm fetching it tomorrow.

But self-loathing monologue aside, my marines have been calling out for a centerpiece; and some heavy reinforcements.
The offer was good, the cash was available, and I really wanted that giant death-robot.

Man I really miss my phone.
so many updates for you all:
2 squads of tacticals near completion, 3rd on it's way.
2 Dreadnoughts awaiting basing.

and tomorrow I'll be adding a Warhound Titan to my project list. she's part painted and in a quite a few sub-assemblies. not sure if I'll strip the model down and re-spray, or spray steel and give it a heavy washing before working on the armour plates?

Looking for suggestions as to a name; serious ones valued, sillier ones appreciated.

she's kitted out with the turbo-laser destroyers and a plasma blastgun; a most agreeable loadout.

All the best,
GamerGuy
   
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Leicester

it's 20to3 am here in England, and as always, sleep eludes me. guess I'll try and find the family camera to post a few pics of my Warhound WIP?
   
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Upstate, New York

Mmmm Warhound Pics. Make it happen! You can sleep when you are dead!

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Pic Barrage to come!!
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Stood at full height!

   
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Leicester

as shown in the next two images, the Warhound's head, and face canopy's are both magnetised...
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(Magnets)

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(Moooaaaarrrr Magnets)

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Close Ups!!

   
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Leicester

Still loads to do on this gargantuan robot; here's some pics of the untouched plates and weapons...


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So yeah; this is my Warhound.


She's a beaut! regrettably I forgot to take pictures of the hull interior, or maybe gave up because it wouldn't focus on all black? I don't recall... but there's nothing worth uploading on this memory stick.

If we are to assume that the Loyalist Warhound Titan will follow the same Statline as the Chaos variant; she's 75PL, for 35 wounds of ass-kicking.
Am I allowed to upload pics of entries or is that against the forum rules? I'll hold fire until sure, wouldn't want to upset the mods/and or GWs legal team...

Yours,
GamerGuy



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Just realised I didn't think to get the marines out for scale and progress shots!! :(

Ah well, now I know the family camera will talk to my laptop I'll hopefully have more pics for you all shortly

take it easy,
GamerGuy
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Leicester

Further progress on the boys in blue!
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Leicester

More pics of the boys for your viewing pleasures...

GamerGuy
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Made in us
Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

I like the sarge's helmet color scheme.

What's up with the shield on that one guy? Looks interesting, where did it come from and can we get another angle?

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Thanks man, was gonna do a vertical strip down the standard MK.IV helmets for the Sgts, ut then I found a bunch of the deathwatch upgrade sprues and decided on using that helmet.

As I briefly tried to explain in an earlier post; one of the things I didn't like about the original force on the old bases was how static all the miniatures were. as such, when I started modeling my betrayal at calth marines I threw in a handful of kitbash/conversions, to stop them looking quite so monopose.

The brother with the shield features a heavily modified bolter; and was modelled before 8th dropped and was going to be my imperial marine; the shield is purely to make him stand out, an aesthetics choice not wysiwyg. now he'll just be a bolter marine, probably getting a spotlight in one of my fictions surrounding the contingent.

As for the shield's origin? the combat shield looks okay on assault marines as they need to stay light, but for my heresy era super-soldiers I felt they looked too flimsy. as such I got a handful of these shields from a mate, they're from the orgryn/bullgryn kit. Much more satisfying. when I first modelled him he was throwing a punch, now he's swinging a slab of ceramite armour around to block incoming attacks.

-Regretably I'm now away for a few days and haven't got my camera with me; I'll send some better pics of that marine when I can; though he's likely to get some close-ups when I do the narrative bits for him and brothers Lupus & Ezio.

Yours,
GamerGuy
   
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Leicester

Hey there Dakka;

So I got into Uni...
The run up to results day was nerve shredding; but I've finished spraying the resin parts and assembling the warhound. regrettably it then fell over off of the table exploding dramatically across the kitchen floor and chipping paint all over the place. reassembled now in a pose that stands firmly; but that's why theres some paint chips that need touching up when I upload some pics.

infantry progressing way slower than I'd have liked, but couldn't face painting with constant hand shake.

-updates soon!
GamerGuy
   
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Leicester

A while since the last update; but life has really hampered my hobby drive...

warhound is still WIP, infantry is still unfinished, but I did sit down earlier and make a few barricades, pics to follow.

if there's anyone still out there at all; my sincere apologies for the progression rate, of late

GamerGuy
   
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

Life can be that way sometimes. Hang in there and get back to painting when you are ready.

Or try to recapture your motivation. Different tricks work for different people. But Just picking up the brush and making slow progress is still progress.

On that note, I should put a layer down myself...

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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Leicester

Okay;
Picture spam; huge leaps and bounds in progress

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Chaplain Axios

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Captain/Lieutenant Grombrindal

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Group Shot!

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Shield-guy Angle 1

   
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Leicester

More Pics
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Alt. angle on Shield-guy

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Twin-Dreads WIP

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Brother Lupus

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Brother Ezio

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Brother Yet2BeNamedKnifeGuy

   
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Leicester

Pics again:


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So my IPhone hates Dakka and keeps rotating images... but here's the force.,.

gonna try and get some close ups and action shots when I play... maybe even basic batreps
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With Warhound

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Sgts

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Plasmaguns

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Lascannons

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Stalwart Space Marine




Uk

Some more great looking work there bud! Really liking how those tac and devastator marines have come out, helmets really striking. And the lenses on those lascannons...epic!

Will you be painting the warhound blue to match?

With the iPhone, if you take all pics with the "home" button on the right, they turn out the right way up. (At least how I solved it on my blog)

Keep it up

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I'm doing my own thing because it's fun. And it takes longer, which means more entertainment value for my cash. So there  
   
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Leicester

Cheers for the tip!!

Not too sure yet about the 'hound... delaying any further painting until I'm firmly decided lol

updates on scratch build barriers during sociable hours... its 2:21am here xD

GamerGuy


   
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Leicester

Hey Everyone;

so there's been no updates for a while, but here's hoping I get my snikrot together?

today I purchased a new pair of clippers; and 3 boxes of tactical marines. trying to work on the warhound got depressing as hours of work seem to yield little/no progress, so it's back to infantry for me.

with 8th edition being so bloody; and casualty heavy, I have an idea of massed tactical/devastator squads, with a scattering of upgrades, mostly plasma and a few heavy weapons. the ideal is lower point brackets forcing waves of relatively durable infantry. think conscript horde but with less bodies and IMO nicer models. drafts of the list so far sit at about the 1200point mark but I'm trying to compress further, maybe down to 1k. at that bracket most armies will die to the sheer weight of firepower.

in higher point games; having 60 bodies will be no bad thing; and with the new rules for transports I'll be able to put 2 combat squads from 2 different units into the same rhino. effectively dropping off 6 bolter marines, 2 plasmaguns and 2 combi-plasmas. or a metric sh*t-tonne of S7 firepower.

stay tuned for WIP pics

GamerGuy
   
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Saff-end, mate.

Lots of bodies and plasma/lascannons seem to be the best thing right now. Razorbacks with Assault Cannons are solid, as are Annihilator Predators. However, Terminators are the most durable they've been for a while - a unit of them would look quite nice.

You may, as an Ultramarine player, want to take the plunge and get Guilliman.

A kit I always recommend is the Sternguard or Vanguard Veterans kit - even if you don't necessarily use them as that in game, the amount of bits, wargear and cool looking armour you get is definitely good.

Also, on a different note, fellow Ultramarine player, and will be moving near-ish Leicester next year, hopefully.

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Leicester

Keep in touch Smudge; we'll have to Codex and chill

jk bro, but seriously would be ace to hang out, not found too many 40k gamers in the area yet since moving recently.

Guilliman can get lost; he's the centre of all ultramarines hate these days, and not even a great model in my opinion...

have a trio of assault cannon razorbacks painted and ready for duty; they perform remarkably every time.

got the sternguard a while back; wasn't disappointed, still using spares almost a year later

updates soon;
GamerGuy


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Update the first: the list I'm theory hammering is more expensive than foreseen due to extra bitz found in my hobby supplies. as such 3 combi-flamer flamer squads are going to become a second batch on combi-plas plasmaguns. this will bring my infantry models to:

6 x 5 Marines, Combi-plas Plasmagun
3 x 5 Marines, Lascannon
3 x 5 Marines, Combi-melta Meltagun


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Leicester

If there's anyone out there; cool ultramarines successor chapter needed pls
   
 
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