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My two Thunderbolts.

Apologies for the quality of my photos, I don't have a very expensive all singing all dancing camera or lighting setup.

I went for a "natural metal finish" look, although it turned out a bit duller than I wanted, and my photos don't show it all that well but there is some weathering and streaking.

I may go back and put some decals on them but I'm not sure which one's from the starter set to use yet, thought about putting the eagle wings on the wings, but I'm not sure how well the white ones would work, and black would be boring, shame GW didn't include the yellow one's they used on their models...

I haven't painted the bases, and probably won't past maybe a black ink line wash, whilst I've seen some great painted bases I think they take away from the actual model.







I have magnetised the alternative weapons, although I don't think I needed to as they slot in and out quite nicely.





I'm trying to work out a way to magnetise the rockets/bombs onto the wings, but I think they're too small to make that possible.

The best I can come up with is a metal rod from a paper clip, superglued to the side of the rocket/bomb at the top, pointing upwards, and the easy bit, sticking magnets in the wings.

So I've left them off for the moment.

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Deathskulls iz in da houze!




jokes aside.

My fist mini i have painted in nearly a half year and my very first ever ork model!!
It felt refreshing doing a race i have never done before, and since there is no coherency amongst Deathskulls other then blue, blue and other shades of blue, i can do wahtever i want!

Not going to rush this project tough, got 5 more jets to do plus i have to do something about the jaws mouth nose cone, i do realy not like them.

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I'm planning on doing either tamiya chrome silver or flat aluminum for the main colour, with a paintjob reminiscent of the WWII P-51D, "Moonbeam McSwine" for my wing commander piloting a fury. The rest of the fighter squadron will be various other WWII schemes roughly falling in line with the commander.

The Marauder bomber/destroyers will be similar to the B25 Marauder "Margaret Mary Rustin" and all have individual variations.

I'm really looking forward to painting them up. It's been a long time since I've painted any military aircraft and had been toying around with getting back into it, now I dont have to leave 40k for it.
   
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Got bases and imp ships primed and based today, hope to get started painting later this weekend!
Not decided how but will probably make it to fit my titanicus griffins.
   
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Virginia

Working on Dakkajets.
   
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Fast and half assed, but hey, here it is:


   
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 Albertorius wrote:
Fast and half assed, but hey, here it is:
Spoiler:




That kinda embodies Orks, so works for me.
   
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Racerguy180 wrote:
 Albertorius wrote:
Fast and half assed, but hey, here it is:
Spoiler:




That kinda embodies Orks, so works for me.


I know, right? ^_^

That way I can do three in about an hour, which is cool for all that "build stuff and play with it" thing:

   
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I painted up one each of the stand alone box sets this weekend for the Orks, and the Air Waaagh! is becoming quite convincing now.





As always, typed up a few notes behind these aircraft with some more piccies here: https://ttgamingdiary.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/ork-air-waaagh/

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Started assembling a box of the Destroyers last night and will hopefully prime the one I finished today. They're a lot bigger than I was expecting, definitely doesn't look like it'll fit in with AT models for when Epic is re-released.

That said, they are amazing models and I can't wait to get to work on them.
   
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 weasel_beef wrote:
Started assembling a box of the Destroyers last night and will hopefully prime the one I finished today. They're a lot bigger than I was expecting, definitely doesn't look like it'll fit in with AT models for when Epic is re-released.

That said, they are amazing models and I can't wait to get to work on them.


They should fit scale wise but we need higher flight stands!

I guess its a combination of the Titans being smaller than we like to image just as aircraft usually are much bigger. Takes some epicness away from the titans but when we get some tanks and infantry into the mix all will be good
   
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 weasel_beef wrote:
Started assembling a box of the Destroyers last night and will hopefully prime the one I finished today. They're a lot bigger than I was expecting, definitely doesn't look like it'll fit in with AT models for when Epic is re-released.

That said, they are amazing models and I can't wait to get to work on them.


Despite the seemingly large size, they are the correct scale to be in line with AT models, The Marauder's wingspan is said to be almost 25m compared to the width of something like the Reaver at about 18m. Even modern-day fighter jets would come quite close to the size of a Reaver Titan in terms of wingspan to width, Jets are just huge.
   
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 weasel_beef wrote:
Started assembling a box of the Destroyers last night and will hopefully prime the one I finished today. They're a lot bigger than I was expecting, definitely doesn't look like it'll fit in with AT models for when Epic is re-released.

That said, they are amazing models and I can't wait to get to work on them.


they fit cuz moust likely everything re released epic related will be 8mm, not 6mm.



"We’ve had a few people ask if Aeronautica Imperialis is on the same scale as Adeptus Titanicus. Indeed it is – seriously, Marauder Bombers are massive –"

source
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/08/27/aeronautica-imperialis-the-modelsgw-homepage-post-2fw-homepage-post-2/






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Okay, might have out-done myself here...

I have just finished writing up the Rynn’s World Air War Campaign Supplement. Basically, this is a mini-book that takes the six scenarios in the (official) campaign book, puts them in chronological order, and then adds new scenarios to create a 16 mission narrative campaign that goes from the start of the war right up to the point where Snagrod's Roks all fall out of the sky.

If you want to do the dambusting mission to halt the machinations of the Mek Boyz, this mini-book will have you covered. Want to destroy bridges in true Bommerz Over Da Sulphur River style, you can do that too.

Also added Ork 'Eavy Rokkit ground defences, if you want to grab some of the old Epic pulsa rokkits and re-purpose them...

Just got a bit of playtesting to do and lay it out properly (smarten it up a bit) and then I will post it - later this week, or sometime next, depending on how the games go...

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Sorry for the terrible photo but here is my WIP Thunderbolt!



Matt, I told my family about your campaign and we are very excited to play it! Good luck and please post soon!

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Bschwi1 wrote:
Sorry for the terrible photo but here is my WIP Thunderbolt!



Matt, I told my family about your campaign and we are very excited to play it! Good luck and please post soon!


Very effective colour scheme. Like it very much!

Casual gaming, mostly solo-coop these days.

 
   
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Thanks for the answers on scale. Like Soulless said, we're definitely going to need some higher flight stands. Like 10".
   
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Did a test painting tonite, following the exact same steps as my AT griffons to make them fit in scheme.
Could do with more details and put a little more effort into it but its just a test so far.

Im not sure though, PeteTheWargamer on youtube has a wonderful tutorial on using color gradient and contrast paint to get a really great finish without too much hassle. It will take more time though so I need to dwell on it some more.

edit: just realised how bad the pictures came out
Will get better ones when ive painted up some more!




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Virginia

That looks awesome.

Sprayed my Orks this morning - six Dakkajets and Fighta Bomma armed with extra guns and rokkits to be my boss. I have another box of Dakkajets and three more FBs to play with, I might try making a P38 Litnin' once I find something to extend the tail booms.
   
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desided to make missiles and bombs, token style.

snipped a piece of the sprue and glued the rockets/bombs on them in pairs.
that way i can place them on the base and remove them as they have been used, and my opponent sees what plane has what extra loadout instead of asking all the time.

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Good idea! consider it stolen!


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 Mentlegen324 wrote:
 weasel_beef wrote:
Started assembling a box of the Destroyers last night and will hopefully prime the one I finished today. They're a lot bigger than I was expecting, definitely doesn't look like it'll fit in with AT models for when Epic is re-released.

That said, they are amazing models and I can't wait to get to work on them.


Despite the seemingly large size, they are the correct scale to be in line with AT models, The Marauder's wingspan is said to be almost 25m compared to the width of something like the Reaver at about 18m. Even modern-day fighter jets would come quite close to the size of a Reaver Titan in terms of wingspan to width, Jets are just huge.


And that 25m is half(!) the wingspan of a "modern-day" B-52.
   
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Virginia

 FrozenDwarf wrote:
desided to make missiles and bombs, token style.

snipped a piece of the sprue and glued the rockets/bombs on them in pairs.
that way i can place them on the base and remove them as they have been used, and my opponent sees what plane has what extra loadout instead of asking all the time.


This was exactly my plan, I love the use of sprue.
   
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Virginia

I started using Talassar (sp?) blue on my Orks, I need to go back to block in the metals and some spots for yellow contrast paint unless I use Averland/Yuriel regular paints. I wonder if I should shade with black or drakenhoff?

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Finished my first Marauder Destroyer, mostly using MongooseMatt's formula:

   
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Virginia

Do the Destroyer AC ejection ports that will fling brass right into the air intakes bother anyone else? I wish I shaved those down before priming :(
   
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Fajita Fan wrote:
 FrozenDwarf wrote:
desided to make missiles and bombs, token style.

snipped a piece of the sprue and glued the rockets/bombs on them in pairs.
that way i can place them on the base and remove them as they have been used, and my opponent sees what plane has what extra loadout instead of asking all the time.
Spoiler:


This was exactly my plan, I love the use of sprue.

That's a killer idea, I cant believe I missle'd it myself.
Albertorius wrote:Finished my first Marauder Destroyer, mostly using MongooseMatt's formula:
Spoiler:


I really like the green.
   
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Just placed an order for another box of thunderbolts and a box of Marauder Destroyers. Can't wait to get 'em and paint 'em up!
   
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 Albertorius wrote:
Finished my first Marauder Destroyer, mostly using MongooseMatt's formula:
Spoiler:



I like how you did the canopy, mind sharing your techniques and what paints you used?
   
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 Fajita Fan wrote:
I wonder if I should shade with black or drakenhoff?



both of them will darken the blue quite a bit, but they do it in their own ways, kinda hard to explain. ( black gives a more dirty look if you catch what im trying to say, but allso removes more of the blue tone)
i use drakenhof and guilliman. drakenhof if i want to darken and shade the lines, guilliman if i want to strenghten the colours.

i prime the planes boltgun, black shade the entire model and then as carefull as possible paint in the blue parts.

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