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Thanks Nevelon! I’m currently trying to figure out how to take better pictures of them. I also need to figure out why they look super pixelated unless you click on them.
   
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The Task Force is finally filling out. The core of the unit is now complete. I'll have to sit down and flesh out what the rest of the units will be and what I'll work on next.
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I just can't like the truescale. I think it looks silly.

That said, I love the paint job, and they're going to look stunning on the tabletop. Well done!

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 kavika0311 wrote:
This is the First Tactical Squad I will be painting. I’m doing these guys for the November Dakka Painting Challenge. 3 weeks for ten guys should be easy enough.


Woh hang on there how did you do that sneaky guy on the bottom to hold his ML that way.

 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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AdmiralHalsey wrote:I just can't like the truescale. I think it looks silly.

That said, I love the paint job, and they're going to look stunning on the tabletop. Well done!


Well I guess to each their own. Thanks for the compliment!



Desubot wrote:
 kavika0311 wrote:
This is the First Tactical Squad I will be painting. I’m doing these guys for the November Dakka Painting Challenge. 3 weeks for ten guys should be easy enough.


Woh hang on there how did you do that sneaky guy on the bottom to hold his ML that way.


It’s actually super easy. You just need a straight arm, a missile launcher arm, and a bolter pistol grip. I used a chain sword left arm because I have a dozen of them just laying around.
You then carefully trim away the molded Space Marine arm from the missile launcher, paying special attention to where the hand is connected and making sure you don’t trim out part of the body of the launcher where it meets the shoulder. Then you just sflatten the back bottom of the launcher where it was connected and smooth out where the grip was.
Next you trim off the weapon from whatever arm you used so that it’s just his fist left over. Marry that up with the carrying handle on the top of the launcher and trim it to fit.
Lastly you just glue the pistol grip on and glue the fist between the carrying handle.

Super easy.

   
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Ah man you cut the arm off. i see seems tedious.

i was thinking some flavor of hunter killer missile canalization

neat.

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 Unit1126PLL wrote:
 Scott-S6 wrote:
And yet another thread is hijacked for Unit to ask for the same advice, receive the same answers and make the same excuses.

Oh my god I'm becoming martel.
Send help!

 
   
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It really is easier than it sounds.
   
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I’ve decided that next on the workbench will be the Command Razorback. Unfortunately for Commander Caesus he was not granted a Land Raider from the Chapter Armoury.
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As the glue was drying for my Razorback I started combing through my old vehicle boxes for some bits. Came across a half dozen AOBR dreads from some old lot buys and got a bit distracted. My plan is to just lengthen it’s limbs and doll him up a bit. Still doing some research to figure out how to give him longer arms without making it look ridiculous. Anyone got any tips?
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Just a dry fit of the converted AOBR dread I’m working on. I feel as though he’s not bulky enough. He’ll be a stock Dreadnought with an assault cannon, storm bolter, and Dreadnought close combat weapon.
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Upstate, New York

Hard to get a good feel for him from the pis, but he’s a big one.

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Sorry about that, hopefully these are better.
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I’m going to say I’m done building this Razorback. The back and the turrets are magnetized so I can use whatever loadout or turn it into a regular Rhino.
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Upstate, New York

While the dread is the right size, he just seems a little splindly. Might just be my love of the angry washing machine;

Razor looks cook. How did you put together the 3rd co symbol on the side?

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 Nevelon wrote:
While the dread is the right size, he just seems a little splindly. Might just be my love of the angry washing machine;

Razor looks cook. How did you put together the 3rd co symbol on the side?


Thanks Nevelon. I feel the same way about the dread. I think it’s the legs that make it appear that way. I’ll probably try something else with those.

As for the 3rd Co symbol it was surprisingly simple. I took the power sword off of an arm from the Assault Marines sprues, the handle came from an old power axe, and the Tyranid head was just half of an unassembled Hormagaunt head. Then I just carefully shaved the sword pieces in half and hollowed out a groove in the Tyranid head wide enough for the blade. Did some dry fits and made adjustments where needed. The scroll was just bent in the center to fit over the symbol. Easy day.
   
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Currently I’m still trying to figure out how to beef up this Dreadnought. I had a couple of old Dreamforge Games Leviathan Morris in 15mm laying around and decided to put one together to see if I could use some of these parts. Turns out this thing is a monster! I’m going to finish putting it together just for fun. It’s an awesome model so far and it seems as though all of this things joints are moveable.
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Looks very nice! Out of curiosity, how come you didn't just use primaris marines especially given the UM theme? They seem to scratch alot of folks true scale itch (like me).

   
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 warboss wrote:
Looks very nice! Out of curiosity, how come you didn't just use primaris marines especially given the UM theme? They seem to scratch alot of folks true scale itch (like me).


Thanks warboss. To answer your question, I started true scaling guys a few years ago because, like many people, I didn’t like stubby Space Marines. While figuring out how to truescale dudes back in the day I just fell in love with ha king Marines apart and putting them back together however I want while bashing as many kits in that I could. I don’t think I could ever go back to assembling guys how you’re supposed to.

Not saying that I don’t like the Primaris dudes. Big fan of them and I plan on adding some to this force as well. They’re actually still bigger than my “truescale” guys.
   
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So this guy definitely won’t work as a Dreadnought. He’s much larger than expected. I’ll probably still paint him up in Ultramarine colors just for fun.
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Well I’m adding this Predator to the force now. The turret and all of the guns are magnetized.
Next up on the painting block though will be some Scouts. I’ve got 5 snipers, 4 Scouts with bolters, 1 with a heavy bolter, and 1 with a missile launcher.
I do have a question though. What size bases do Scouts use? Do they use 25mm or 32mm bases?
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Upstate, New York

Scouts are on the older 25’s still.

Nice selection of old lead there. Despite their age, those scouts held up incredibly well.

The pred looks very “real”. Extra kit strapped to it, etc. makes it look more like something that would actually be on a battlefield. good work on the build.

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Thanks for the heads up Nevelon. I checked around at a few sites and there’s a lot of conflicting info out there. And I agree, the lead Scouts are still quality models. I actually, like them a great deal more than the plastics.
   
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Upstate, New York

The biggest problem is the lack of poses. Do you want a 10 man sniper squad composed of the same two guys?

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Dublin

Great stuff man. The Sanguinary guard torsos and legs look great as armour for elites to make them stand out. I did something very similar with my own sergeants and ICs.

Also may I ask -where did you get the small bolt on / applique armour plates for your predator?

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Nevelon wrote:The biggest problem is the lack of poses. Do you want a 10 man sniper squad composed of the same two guys?


True story. It doesn’t help that they made more close combat Scouts in pewter than any of the other configurations. I guess they expected that to be a more popular loadout. Lol.

thegreatchimp wrote:Great stuff man. The Sanguinary guard torsos and legs look great as armour for elites to make them stand out. I did something very similar with my own sergeants and ICs.

Also may I ask -where did you get the small bolt on / applique armour plates for your predator?


Totally agree with you. I don’t play BA and never have, but those Sanguinary Guard kits just have so much cool stuff in them.

And I’m sorry to say I can’t remember where those came from. I got those like 8 years ago when I first got into the hobby.
   
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Work on the Scouts has finally begun. I’ll be trying to paint them up in the following urban pattern. I will keep one shoulder blue though.

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Bit of bad news. Finished up 10 Scouts tonight. Went to end the night with a coat of matte varnish and somehow ended up with a can of black primer in my hand. Fortunately I only got a couple bursts in before I realized I was an idiot.
What really sucks is it covered up a lot of the camouflage I painted on their fatigues. Looked at half of them and shut down the shop. I’ll check them out in the morning to see what the extent of the damage is. Hopefully they just look a little more dirty.

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Ack!



Hope it’s not as bad as you think and fixable.

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Ugh. That's one of the great painting terrors right there. Hope you can recover the models.
   
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Thanks for the hopeful wishes guys. The majority of them turned out better than I expected but I’m still pretty upset about the amount of details lost, primarily in their faces. They’re not so bad that repainting them is an immediate concern though.

The bolter Squad has a heavy bolter and missile launcher Scout so I can take either one. The Scout Sergeant is actually an old metal Space Marine Sergeant. Those old metal guys are shorter than the modern plastics before truescaling them. So I figured his skinny ass would make a pretty good Scout Sergeant.
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