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Wondering Why the Emperor Left





Northern Ireland

@Tyranid Horde, thanks! I'm always trying to find small changes to models that make them tell their own story, so it's great that you think that! And you (and zahnib) using my made up word for the unit makes me super happy

@youwashock, thanks, but you have to thank Meph for the idea. I hadn't even considered face paint until they mentioned the idea. However the bare heads was all my doing I always feel that a model looks better helmet-less, screw the realism.

@zahnib, thanks, and as I said to Tyranid Horde, thanks for using my little made up word. The backstory for them is basically just a rip off of the fantasy Dwarf Slayers, but I won't say anything if you won't...

So I'm making another post, which can only mean one thing. I've done some more stuff on the army! Specifically I've gone ahead and finished the Sergeant for the Mahariksa (he probably has some important special title, but I'll stick to the codex naming for now). This also means a) I'm now over halfway through the army model-wise (and slightly less than half points-wise), and b) we can get a group photo of the full squad! So without further ado, here he/they are!

Brother-Sergeant Hroar Kushari of the Mahariksa

Time seemed to slow, the crimson droplets splashing against his cheeks like the black rain from home. But this was different

The Mahariksa, Those Whos Death Is Due

The silver reflected the light back to her. Blinded, she could not see the horror that surrounded

There we are. Two full 5-man squads done, along with the man himself, Thusla Kane. I have 1 more 5-man squad left, 4 vehicles, and a Character. I'm a wee bit nervous about the vehicles because I've painted surprisingly few in my time in the hobby, and certainly not with the colour scheme I'm doing these guys in. But I'm sure it'll all turn out grand (or I'll have to buy another kit).

As always, feedback, comments, and criticism is all welcome, so please don't hesitate to speak your mind.

Thanks!

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Looking grizzled and brutal. I love the head hanging from the backpack on this one. The script on the shield is another lovely detail.
   
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Northern Ireland

@youwashock, the head is that of a Carcharodon, as they’re another one of the armies I’ll be fighting against. It may have been a bit trickey to see, but there was the head of another Marine atrached to the waist of the Assault Squad Sergeant, only this time it was of the alternate colour scheme Minotaurs. I plan to have at least 3 more heads, one each of an Exorcist, Raptor, and Astral Claw sergeant/lieutenant equivalent, on assorted other models. I still have another unit Sergeant and a Chaplian to do, so they’ll get one each, and then I might put a few trophies on the Dreadnought. All this is really just to poke a bit of fun at the guys I’ll be playing, and as a way to tie the universe together a bit. We’ve also all agreed on a similar basing scheme so it’ll appear each army is fighting on roughly the same battleground, painter’s skill permitted.

A relitivly quick update for you guys, albeit one that has taken me a bit of time to finish. Although I haven’t done the whole Land Speeder, I’ve got the main bldy done, with only the crew and underslung assault cannon to finish off, so hopefully therem”” be another update either later today or tomorrow some time.

Land Speeder 1 WIP


This isn’t really the highest quality of paint jobs if I’m perfectly honest. It was more an attempt at getting things done than anything else. The bottom is just a lot of drybrushing and a wash, and the OSL on the light is a bit more haphazard than I would have normally liked. But it’s done and that’s good enough for me.

Feel free to leave comments, criticism, feedback, etc as always.

Thanks!

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Northern Ireland

Hey all! Took a bit longer than I expected, but I finally have the first Land Speeder done! Well, technically it was done a day or two ago, but I've only now had time to actually take proper photos of it. For the o#most part I'm happy with how its come out. I'm not the biggest fan of the face paint design for this guy, but it's a very minor detail, so I can ignore it easy enough. The only real problem with this mini is how I'm going to transport it! The base can be left separate if I want, but that results in the Land Speeder spinning around the point of contact, so it's glued for now. I may take it apart at a later date when I'm actually heading over to play the game (I need to take a plane), and then glue it back together when I'm there. But I'll deal with that problem when I get to it. For now, here are the pictures of the finished piece!

Land Speeder Tornado Garuna

The air was ravaged, a micro-storm building underneath. Its guns flashing bright in the surrounding darkness

And here's another angle of the Land Speeder for you lot, as I felt the 360 doesn't really give the best view of the driver and gunner



Nest on the list is the Razorback that has been sitting on my desk for too long. I plan to not by anything until it's done, so as to create no distractions. I'm getting a bit worried that I might not have everything done in time, as I still have a second Land Speeder, a Dreadnought, another 5-man Assault Squad, and a Chaplain (not forgetting the aforementioned Razorback) to do. Hopefully I won't be too bogged down in real life to get them all built and painted before the event happens, but I think it may end up getting a bit tight. However, ignoring that for now, comments and criticism for what I've done so far is always welcome.

Thanks!

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I think it came out good. Lots of cool details, the skull, the headlights, the gunner. Don't worry about the deadline. You'll make it.
   
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Northern Ireland

@youwashock, thanks. Yeah, hopefully it should be fine. The more I think about it the less worried I am. The 5-man squad is the thing I'm most worried about, but the previous squad ended up being painted a lot quicker than I'm used to, so hopefully they'll be fine. All I have left to do is the aforementioned squad, a Chaplain, another Land Speeder, a Dreadnought, and the Razorback (speaking of which...)

Today I've been painting up the interior of the Razorback that will transport Thulsa Kane and the Mahariksa into the fray. Whilst not completed, I thought it might be an idea to get a close up of one of the sides as it might be a lot harder to see when everything is stuck together. If you recall from much much earlier in this thread (I believe it was my second post), I've converted up the inside of Razorback to better suit the importance of the occupants, making it a place for both a tactical overview and place of worship on the battlefield. This included taking the screen that is normally behind the drivers and shoving over to one of the seats (the Razorback is supposed to have a lower transport capacity after all). Besides it sits a small reliquary that is really just there to fill up some of the leftover room (note that this isn't finished yet. There's still some sanskrit that needs added to the small banner).

Razorback WIP


The freehand isn't perfect, and there's still some paint drying in the picture, but overall I'm fairly happy with how it has turned out. Feel free to leave comments and general feedback if you wish.

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Nice work on the screens. Good idea getting a shot before assembly, too.
   
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Northern Ireland

@youwashock, thanks, and I took a few more as I've finished the interior there now.

Quick update, but I've been able to finish the interior in its entirety. I feel this might have been the most labour intensive part of painting this model, but then I also don't want to jinx it as I still have to do the exterior and all that includes. However, for now here are some pretty pictures for you to look at.

Razorback interior, right, left, and rear wall respectively


Razorback interior finished 1


Razorback interior finished 2


Razorback interior as seen with top covered



So there you have it. Now I need to clean up the exterior before applying the Leadbelcher spray and Blue Ink. Oh, and actually finish building it, as the two cupolas are still unfinished. And the primary weapon needs sorted out (I'm tempted to get the official Forge World twin assault cannon, but I do have the bits to put together one, so I might save myself the money). But that is for another day. For now I am happy with having finished the interior and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

Thanks!

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Like I said before, the console rocks. You have some great textures going on there, as well. Almost a shame to shut it all in.
   
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Northern Ireland

@youwashock, thanks. The textures are sort of a side effect of the painting, which I'm sure normally should be considered unwanted, but I like the almost natural look, which offsets the very mechanical nature of the Rhino chassis. You'll see it appear a bit more o the outside (again, accidental, but I like it). Any yeah it'll be a shame to hide it from sight, but I like that it's there and at the end of the day I'm painting this for myself (although it's also great to show off these details to your opponent when you're playing against them).

I really want to be posting here more often, and I realise that WIP pics are basically the bread and butter of a Dakka P&M blog, but don't really think my half-done models look that interesting, so I'm more inclined to just do the finished build and finished paint job. Hence why its been a while since I've posted, but also why what I'm posting now is a finished paint job. It unsurprisingly took a bit longer than the other models, but here's the finished Razorback that will be transporting Thulsa Kane and his bodyguard squad of Mahariksa. This is the 5th unit done out of 9, so I'm definitely over half-way done (not to mention the other units are all significantly smaller and have a lower model count (13 models done; 8 to go)). Rules-wise, this thing is definitely over equipped, but I've done that to the entire army so I don't have to worry about painting an absolute ton of models.

Razorback 3/4 view 1

The driver spurred his mount on, the urge to fight pounding in his head like the drums of some ancient war song

Razorback 3/4 view 2

Axe in hand he needed the life of the enemy to wash over him, as it was the only way to wash his soul

Razorback 360 view

Its insides growled like a pack of hungry dogs, waiting for their chance to rip off the head of their prey

You guys have seen the inside already, so I don't think I really need to show it again. And apologies for the upper right picture of the collage, as I didn't see it was out of focus until I had everything put away. I might take another photo of it sometime if you guys want, but I'm sure it's easy enough to make out the basics of it as is. As always, feel free to comment with any feedback, as it's always great to hear what you lot think about how this is turning out.

Thanks!

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Fantastic details.

Im always a fan of tank commanders with cc weapons too

   
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Northern Ireland

@NotVaughan, thanks! Tank commanders with CC weapons makes a load of actual sense to me, as they can protect the tank if anyone tried to board it! And that seems to happen all the time in the books.

A quick wee update for you all. With 4 units left to build and paint, I decided to leave it up to chance as to which one will be next, so I headed to my FLGS to see what they had in stock. And wouldn’t you know it, they had one Dreadnought left, so I picked it up, and, well, that’s where we’re pretty much at now! I will say that I got ahead of myself slightly with building this fella, and accidently primed some of the pieces before getting a good photo of the WIP, but I’ve got one at least, so here you go.

Dreadnought WIP


I do quite like seeing unfinished minis covered in GS, but I though he worked better in black and white thanks to the primed arms and legs, making everything tie together that wee bit more. And feedback or cool ideas for this guy are super welcome, as there’s still a way to go before he’s ready for the tabletop.

Thanks!

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The double axe icon is great. And you can't go wrong with a plasma cannon. Always makes for a cool looking model.
   
 
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