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@Malika2
Thank you, glad you like it

@Flinty
Black is hard to do and unfortunately it has not come out well in the photos, in real it looks way better.
Yes the Bases do indeed tell a story, the bigger the base the more information and as we proceed I will be revealing more and more of the story.
So keep a close "eye" out and have a good look the hole concept, not only at the models.

well spotted Flinty

The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Leuven, Belgium

Wow man, awesome build! the walkers look fantastic and that gunship is awesome. The Apache with thrusters is a really good look for it. I wonder, what parts did you use for to bulk out the hull?

   
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The fluff the Army this is awesome. I love it

Let no man glory in the greatness of his mind,
but rather keep watch o'er his wits.
Cautious and silent let him enter a dwelling;
to the heedful comes seldom harm,
for none can find a more faithful friend
than the wealth of mother wit.

17th in World Wide War. (1st in VPs)

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Primered White





Hi and welcome

@Meph
Yes the thrusters had the exact right size for the model. The parts used were only the cheapest Apache gunship kit could get my hands on 12€ and some parts from Games Workshop Stormtalon. The gatling is from an old 1.35 tank kit.

I only shortend the back, removed the rotors and added the thrusters and gatling gun other then that it is all the original apache kit.

@ghostmaker
Yes the fluff does make an army stick out and believe me there is a lot of fluff in the army even if it does not appear obvious

But as always I am open for new ideas and thoughts.

The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller






Carlisle, UK

Awesome army mate, subbed!


2000pts IG. ( based on fallout US Army)

3000pts XIIth Legiones Astartes 8th Assault Company. (Pre heresy)

never in the field of human conflict, has so much been fired at so many, by so few.

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions. Loyal servant to the true emperor Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
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 sierra 1247 wrote:
Awesome army mate, subbed!


Well thank you sierra 1247!!

I have a few big things in the pipe line as soon as I can get this damn photo light thingy set up

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The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

More weird mechs needed! I need inspiration!

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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Very very cool stuff. It's nice to see basing done with the same passion as the models themselves

Subbed !

   
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 Big H wrote:
Very very cool stuff. It's nice to see basing done with the same passion as the models themselves

Subbed !


Thank you Big H and welcome, well bases do tell the story to the miniature, it is always worth taking some time and effort.

@Malika2
Yes more mechs are on the working bench though as I have just received my first airbrush over the weekend at last, after contemplating about it for about 15 years. I will probably at last be able to do some large models especially the flyers I have been wanting to do. I have never dared do them with a brush so now can get around to doing them.

Also had to get a new lighting set up to try and make good pictures as some of the models are to big for my photo booth.

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The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Primered White





So here we have it !!!

The first drop ship and my first try with my airbrush I received last weekend. Up to now I have been painting everything by hand.

Of course I am open for criticisem but please remember it is my first go at airbrushing so be kind and I would be glad for tips so I can improve.


Iam very happy with the result, airbrushing is a lot of fun and opens up new possibilities.

I also received my new "photo studio" so I could at last make decent pictures with the right lighting also for larger models, like this one. Although I am still working on how close the lights need to be and all that stuff.


A lot of pictures but also a lot awesome, what do you think?

Basically the "Star Dragon" should be a stand in for the CH-53E Super Stallion but a s a more modern VTOL version.

The "Star dragon is used as a platoon drop ship so you would have the capability to bring in a hole platoon at once into the warzone.

I left away the armament thus having more room for the cargo and giving the Ironcore a "Large Galactic Intercontinental Heavy Drop ship" from which they cold land troops from outer space right into the smack of it.

This will also be the first drop ship for the 1st Rifle Platoon "yellow" by air

"Star Dragon Dropship SD- 579"































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The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





UK

Bravo sir , I would humbly suggest not only have you grasped the basics of airbrushing you seem to have grasped far more advanced stuff and tore it a new a hole. The drop ship looks properly splendid to me, I can only look forward to more of your " beginners" work

What is the base model for the drop ship ?

   
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San Diego

This is amazing? What is the model you used?

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity lasts forever.

Considering also your duty as a warrior you should not waver. Because there is nothing more auspicious for a warrior than a righteous war.

 
   
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 Big H wrote:
Bravo sir , I would humbly suggest not only have you grasped the basics of airbrushing you seem to have grasped far more advanced stuff and tore it a new a hole. The drop ship looks properly splendid to me, I can only look forward to more of your " beginners" work

What is the base model for the drop ship ?


Rip' em a new one eh! Thank you very much Big H I am also satisfied although their is room for improvement.
I have been painting for many years but airbrush is new to me.


@ Ssgt Carl / Big H
The base model is a Quinjet from the Avengers

I filled some of the gaps, removes the entire inside, thankfully the top is screwd to the bottom part.
I added additional turbines to the sides at the front. I used a couple of tau turbines which I extended with plastic card
The cockpit window was made smaller with green stuff and the underside of the wings was covered up with plastic card as these are hollow.

Und then it was ready to be primed a great looking giant drop ship, dirt cheap only 25€



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The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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The bases and weathering effects on this are OFF the CHARTS. You set the bar in orbit on those. Keep up the good work!


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And thanks for sharing!

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

I think you have the best bases I have seen in an army. They are fantastic pieces on their own, topped by really cool models.

   
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Primered White





 kestral wrote:
The bases and weathering effects on this are OFF the CHARTS. You set the bar in orbit on those. Keep up the good work!


Very much appreciated kestrel, thank you glad you like it. I find it difficult to know when to stop with the weathering as you can go all the way which often makes the model look like a rust bucket, even if the effect is good. Though I find especially by flighers that less is better, I just can not imagine a machine flying if ever nut and bolt is oozing with rust.


 Illumini wrote:
I think you have the best bases I have seen in an army. They are fantastic pieces on their own, topped by really cool models.


Also a very humble thank you to you as well. I do understand that some do not like wandering scenery but it gives the model so much more life and tells a story of its own.

And especially just for you two here another base I am working on.

Done from scratch so you can see what is behind most of my basing:

As I have just received my airbrush I have started to mainly do my flighers, I have allways pushed them back as I only wanted to start with them when I had my airbrush. My first try by hand was a while back on the first Dragonfly VTOL but it showed me that does work but I could not achieve the effect I was hopping for.

This is the first Flying base for the 3rd Aircraft Wing Fighter Squadron 13 " The Lightning Vipers"
I used the left over parts from the TTC Building I used in this building https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/761655.page#10096884 so the entire building is made up of left overs and spare parts.

The inside was built up using foam board. Next I will be adding sand and bits, then it will be ready for painting.













So I quickly renovated the joint:
The facades have been painted
The entrance has been tiled
Laid down the laminate flooring
Wallpapered the walls
and gave the walls a new paint job

all in a days work

Next I will be putting in the windows and adding a few bricks










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6 foot underwater

Fantastic stuff here

Beautiful modelling, lovely paint jobs, and a nice cohesive overall theme, tied together with great basing.

Excellent work all round sir!


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Thanks monkeytroll !!
I am working on the second Viper base as we speak and I will post some making of pictures if there is an interest ?

So first the next picture of the first Viper base, now with windows, bricks, painting and the flight rod, just need to add magnets as soon as they arrive.
Now ready for snow and ice.






Here the second Viper base. Tried to do something a little different this time but tried to make them size wise similar.
I went for a concrete building this time instead of a brown stone style one. It was really just freestyle all the way decided to add an elevator as a little gimmick

What you think? anything I should alter?







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6 foot underwater

Love the first base, some lovely weathering there, and the balustrade is great.

Absolutely post work in progress pics, watching the build is one of the best parts


Nice touch with the elevator on the new base.


cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Carlisle, UK

Good lord! Marvellous work here, the basing is incredible and the weathering is great. Cracking job mate


2000pts IG. ( based on fallout US Army)

3000pts XIIth Legiones Astartes 8th Assault Company. (Pre heresy)

never in the field of human conflict, has so much been fired at so many, by so few.

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions. Loyal servant to the true emperor Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
Please leave your message after the tone...
 
   
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monkeytroll wrote:Love the first base, some lovely weathering there, and the balustrade is great.

Absolutely post work in progress pics, watching the build is one of the best parts


Nice touch with the elevator on the new base.


Thank you monkeytroll, yes the elevator is a nice idea I think, there are not many chances where you can integrate something like that and make it visible. I hope it works out when painted.

sierra 1247 wrote:Good lord! Marvellous work here, the basing is incredible and the weathering is great. Cracking job mate

Thank's sierra 1247
Bases are a lot of fun I must say even if the two shown are probably the largest ones in the army I still have some bad boys down the pipe line

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The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Primered White





Here is the second flying base for the Vipers.
The Magnets have arrived so I can make pictures with the finished models today!



And because the obvious is sometimes not obvious enough!








The Forsaken Legion

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6 foot underwater

"Out of order"

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cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Wow again. Incredibly detailed bases telling a story. You should consider actually building a table like this some time, it would be amazeballs

   
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 Illumini wrote:
Wow again. Incredibly detailed bases telling a story. You should consider actually building a table like this some time, it would be amazeballs

Much appreciated Illumini, I think I am on the best way to a complete large city . As I mentioned a little further up each of the bases is made so it can already be used as a terrain piece.
but I do have a few terrain only pieces planned, like the artillery encampment and the forward observer base which we come together as the forward firing base.

The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Primered White





So you have seen the bases and heard of the names for the flyers and here they are!!

The 3rd Ironcore aircraft wing squadron 13
"The lightning Vipers"


I was looking for something very modern but realistic and affordable, also being a big fan of the original Battlestar Galactica series I though it would be great to incorporate these into the army.
I shortened the nose and made the cockpit smaller so it would fit a 1/48 1/56 scale better and replaced the weapons with a 3rd party suppliers weapons.

I am very happy with the result seeing as these are the second and third time I have ever used my airbrush on a model.
Really fun and simple model to put together and with 15€ (12 Pounds) a piece a real bargain if you ask me.

Both flyers belonging to the "Red Squadron"
Dragon Viper DV-Z35
Red 2

Air to Ground combat fighter


Equipped with 2 laser canons 2 Bunker busters and 4 anti tank missiles





















And seeing as every fighter pilot need s a wingman, here the second Dragon Viper

Dragon Viper DV-Z31
Red 3

Air to Air combat fighter


Equipped with 2 laser canons and 4 AA missiles












Here a picture of both together


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The Forsaken Legion

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At some point you just run out of superlatives... great work again. Thanks.for.sharing.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Thanks Flinty,
These flyers were so much fun to do I had to get myself a third, which was never planed.

luckily I did manage to get the last one off of Ebay for 12 Pounds.
Which I am going all out on and I am going to try a few new tricks with the airbrush.
I think I will do it in a landed position though as a special character maybe

The Forsaken Legion

The 1st Galactic Ironcore Expeditionary Force


 
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Super cool, really like the engine glow.

   
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 Illumini wrote:
Super cool, really like the engine glow.


Thanks, its a simple airbrush trick but it does look quite good

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