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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Leuven, Belgium

Wehey! A quicky introduction perhaps: After lurking here for many years on the site I decided to post my recent project.

After getting the bug again last year, after painting a large scale Space Marine from Forgeworld (it's posted over at coolminiornot) I started eyeballing my old mini's again. A friend of mine got bitten by the same bug again and he started polishing his old Space Wolves army again also so we hatched the fiendish plot to get an army together again within a year or so (busy lives...) so we could do a 2vs2 battle against some other players sometime.
As over the past 10 years, the amount of cool mini's increased dramatically I felt like it was time to start more-or-less anew and a big month ago the project kicked into high-gear and we started buying and assembling mini's again.

The project: To resurrect my Blood Angels army, paint up some new mini's and in a few months time, challenge a mate to a battle. That'll be the first in over 6 years or so ^^.

So here goes, the biggy of the army, a Land Raider Crusader to ferry the Captain, Reclusiarch and Sanguinary priest (all in termy armour), plus their body guard of a 5-man close combat Terminator Squad.

It's lightly converted with the Forgeworld BA doors and some Dremel'ed and remodeled battle damage. i also used some extra resin and etched brass details here and there.

Funny thing how regular thin masking tape is exàctly the same with as Land Raider tracks. ^^

It took quite a few hours to assemble properly actually. The plan is to use the weathering skills learned with my big Marine on this vehicle so no rush, patience is the key.

First steps after assembly, a black undercoat and a base coat of roughly 50/50 Mechadendrite Red and blood red, mixed with some Vallejo airbrush thinner and a little bit of Klear to give some strength to the paint. That GW paint gun is a lovely tool to apply base coats. No tricky mechanics to clean afterwards...








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Good start. I'm liking the assembly. The etched brass looks good. I can't wait to see some highlights.


My only question... Granted I don't know the specifics for this Land raider variant off the top of my head, but you're talking about putting 8 Terminators in this vehicle. That is the equivalent of 16 models, for transport purposes. Does this vehicle have a 16-man capacity? I was thinking it was 12.


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Good start, and you are using some sort of foam to mask off the tracks, what is it exactly?


MagickalMemories Wrote
My only question... Granted I don't know the specifics for this Land raider variant off the top of my head, but you're talking about putting 8 Terminators in this vehicle. That is the equivalent of 16 models, for transport purposes. Does this vehicle have a 16-man capacity? I was thinking it was 12.


It has a 16 model capacity.

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MagickalMemories
crusaders can carry up to 15 marines or 8 termies just had to check that myself

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Thanks for the info, guys.

@fraggrenade

It's Masking Tape:

Funny thing how regular thin masking tape is exàctly the same with as Land Raider tracks. ^^


Eric

Black Fiend wrote: Okay all the ChapterHouse Nazis to the right!! All the GW apologists to the far left. LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE !!!
The Green Git wrote: I'd like to cross section them and see if they have TFG rings, but that's probably illegal.
Polonius wrote: You have to love when the most clearly biased person in the room is claiming to be objective.
Greebynog wrote:Us brits have a sense of fair play and propriety that you colonial savages can only dream of.
Stelek wrote: I know you're afraid. I want you to be. Because you should be. I've got the humiliation wagon all set up for you to take a ride back to suck city.
Quote: LunaHound--- Why do people hate unpainted models? I mean is it lacking the realism to what we fantasize the plastic soldier men to be?
I just can't stand it when people have fun the wrong way. - Chongara
I do believe that the GW "moneysheep" is a dying breed, despite their bleats to the contrary. - AesSedai
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I love the impacts on the sides. They appear to have a raised lip around them, though. Did you carve/grind out the depression then do additional sculpting or do you have a secret method you'd be willing to share?

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers, guys!

I plan do do some light shading and highlighting tomorrow with the airbrush and some normal highlighting afterwards perhaps.
And indeed it's meant to carry 8 Terminators. I'm thinking to maybe paint some panels black or gold to convey a more 'veteran' status but I'm not sure.

@fraggrenade: It's no foam, just some ordinary DIY masking tape. Apparently the width fits perfectly for the tracks. ^^

*edit*@oadie: The impacts were pretty quick & dirty. I just ground out some depressions with a Dremel, but not all the way through, then filled up the depressions with some green stuff and egalized them with the hull. Then I let the putty dry for about 15-30 minutes, made a round depression with the back end of a pencil and gently carved the sharper edges with a modelling knife.



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Fenris

nice start.

i just made an lr redeemer and as you said,patience is the key.

pic for you if your intrested:




well,two pics.

magnetized the sidesponsons so i can use it as an crusader as well.
maybe you wanna try this as well(if not too late by now^^

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Leuven, Belgium

Thanks for the pics, mate. That's a very lovely shade of grey, love it. Actually a mate of mine is working on a Space Wolf Crusader also.

Some progress: I applied some gentle shading and highlights with an airbrush to break up the even tone a bit. There are some tiny splatters here and there but I'll get rid of those during the weathering process.






   
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Leuven, Belgium

Some progress; gentle highlighting using a brush here and there, very dry drybrushing and the decals are applied so they can be messed up during the weathering process.

Also included are some photo's of a mate of mine's SW Crusader, he's building and painting it at the same time as me. A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon away from professional life. ^^












   
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Fenris

you should really drill out all the weapons.

could be a let down on the finished piece maybe ^^

Meph wrote:Thanks for the pics, mate. That's a very lovely shade of grey, love it.


thanks^^

its adeptus battlegrey sprayed over a black undercoat(emphasis on black,as it looks terrible on white)

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Leuven, Belgium

Yeah, indeed. Sadly i was in lack of a decent pin vice but that has been remedied. I've drilled out all the weapons of the army, only those hurricane bolters still need to be done but luckily they're detachable. ^^

Some progress on the army project.All the miniatures were put together over the past few weeks and have all been undercoated and basecoated. I stuck together a 10- man tac. squad, 10-man dev. squad, 5 Sanguinary Guard, 5 honour guard and 10 death company and a Razorback.

The Razorback received the most attention, vehicles are so much fun to work on. ^^

I basecoated with a mix of Mechadenrite Red and Blood red, together with some thinner and Klear. Then I airbrushed some gentle shading and highlights, followed by a drybrushing with the foundation paint orange. To soften up the dusty drybrushing, as well as add some colour depth I airbrushed on a layer or three of a roughly 35% Baal red wash, 15% Red Ink and 50% Klear.
I'll probably give the edges a gentle drybrushing again to bring out the edges a bit more.

I wanted something to break up the large red surfaces a bit, other than giving the odd plate a different colour. The extra brass and resin detailing will give variation in any case, as well as the weathering still to follow, but I felt it need a little 'extra'. As red wunz go fasta but he's already red there was only one thing I could do. Almost on instinct I spent the better part of an hour meticulously applying masking tape and voilà, racing stripes.
It came out looking surprisingly well I must say and just needs some tiny touch-ups. The stripes somehow do seem to suit the look of the Razorback. ^^







And I thought I'd post a few pics of the honour guards, all of them received some minor conversions.









And some of the Sanguinary guard. The colour appears a lot lighter on the camera, in reality it's more of a dark bronze. I'm going to go for a dark look with a lot of the detailing also metallic, I want to give them a statuesque look. I'm not I'll even put on the wings though as I feel they're a bit to thick, large and clumsy for jump troops. I think I'll paint the wings dark anyway so I can see when they look like before I make the final decision.



   
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Army is starting to look great, i'm am looking forward to more post.

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers, mate! I though about posting a group shot of the rest too but at this stage they'll only be a big red blob with a smaller black blob next to it. Once I've got them shaded and some of the detailing in place I'll post some shots of them as well.

   
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Looking forward to more WIP pics.
   
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Looks great. Am thinking of something similar for my space wolf army. How did you do the bullet holes?

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers!
Well, the bullet holes were actually pretty straightforward and fast. I drilled out the holes with a Dremel, but not all the way through. Then I filled out the holes with green stuff and evened them with the hull again.
Next step is to let them dry for, say, a half hour and then I pressed a hole with a suitably shaped back-end of a pencil. This followed by a gentle treatment with a sharp modelling knife, creating some sharp lines and gently lifting some bits up to create the look of metal bent outwards.

Oh, and you may have noticed I applied some Dremel damage to the dozer blade and the lower edges of the hull as well.

   
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Leuven, Belgium

Long time no updates! Just because progress has been slow.

Some more weathering and finishing the details, which are time consuming but have to be done before the weathering continues.







The Land Raider that a mate of mine's doing, less pics because his progress is a bit slower. ^^




The Razorback. I'm especially proud of how the plate on the dozer blade turned out and the silver wings.






And progress on the thing I hate the most, the painting of the black, for all the metallics and detailing. A cursed job it is.




   
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Lookin good, how did you you get the effect on the sanguinary guard, it's a really nice colour... Actually it's all looking painted to a really high standard, how long did you say you hadn't been painting/playing for?

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers guys!

Well, the metallic on the Sanguinary guard was actually deceptively simple.
The base coat you see in the previous post is a home-brewn mix of the Vallejo tin colour and some golden metallics. I then applied layer of two, three of ink. First a smokey ink (can't remember if that's GW or Vallejo) thinned with Klear and a bit of water. then I did one layer of thinned sepia ink (the one from GW) with a little bit of brown mixed in, thinned with klear & water.

I've noticed it's never good to thin inks with acrylic paint thinners as they tend to matte down the colour and make the transparency a bit more opaque.

After the ink was dry I just gradually drybrushed the whole lot with a rather large brush and basically went through all the standard shades of the GW golds, ending with a very gentle drybrush with mythril silver. The key here was a very, very dry brush.

Well, and before I started work on the giant FW Space Marine it was easily a year or 6 before I touched anything and even now I paint only one afternoon per week, damn, progress on this army is slow... Basically because I don't have a 'dirty' desk anymore that I can leave as-is and out of sight. So setting up and cleaning before and after each paint session is a real hassle...


*EDIT*Typo's schmypo's...

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ah, I thought i recognized your pic, really good work on the FW marine btw

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Leuven, Belgium

Cheers guys!

Sigh, I really should finish that big guys as well...

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Some progress at last. I got tempted and bought a Terminator squad and some FW shoulder pads.
In the interest of my economy I decided to magnetize the heavy weapons guy so I can just switch arms and missile launcher. And I must say, it was very easy do do actually...
Also, some progress on the Land Raider. I decided to give a light spray with some thinned dark brown oil paint over a coat of varnish to give it a nice weathering/inking but the mix seemed to have been a bit too thin. Just after spraying it it looked real neat around all the rivets and in all the recesses and just, but after drying out there's almost nothing visible. I'll add further oil paint weathering by hand I think.




   
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Someone on another forum was interested in a mini-magnetizing tutorial so I thought to post it here as well.

For the arms it's very simple, just find a drill bit that's the right size for the magnet. I first made a small notch using the tip of a modeling knife where I want to start drilling, then I drilled a small pilot hole using a pin vice and a medium-sized 'tiny' drill' (a bit bigger than the one on the pic), and then the full size hole using a hand drill. I found the best way to handle that clunky hand drill is to put it on your lap, bracing it against one thigh and then slowly drill with your right hand while holding the mini against the drill with your left. Since you're drilling very slowly, this goes ok and is quite accurate. More accurate I feel than clamping the mini in a vice and holding the whole weight of the drill on the mini.

For the cyclone it's a similar process. I drilled quite a deep hole in that torso so I could fit two magnets in there for some more magneto-power. and then covered he hole with some green stuff to make it flush again. mind you, this is a very thin layer, you can see the magnet's edge just where the groove of that little top armour plate is. And then, as you can see from the pics, the magnets I used fit neatly inside the missile launcher itself. that was the handy bit about the plastic cyclone. I assembled the cyclone after the torso magnets were in place and left off the front section. Then you just put the magnet in, right-side up, and put it on top of the termy to dry-fit. Take it out, a drop of superglue in the cyclone's middle section, put the magnet back it and put the missile launcher on the termy as usual. The magnet will position itself neatly while the glue's still wet., with the minimum adjustment needed. And when that's dry, glue the front back on. the cool thing is that those little magnets are strong enough to hold the cyclone on even with +-3mm between them, and the little plastic mounts of the terminator body and cyclone hold it neatly in place. It's not the strongest of bonds though although you can pick up the model by the cyclone, but I wouldn't flick it very hard...

Oh and on a general note, I found that the handiest way to put the magnets in the holes is, for the first magnet; a drop of glue in the hole and then just stick the whole little stack of magnets in the hole and then you can just slide off the stack while leaving one magnet in, that way the magnet sits nicely level and flush. Pushing in one by finger tends to be less level.
And when that's dried I just put on a single magnet on the already glued one so it's centered and right-side up, put a bit of glue in the hole of the second part and push the part onto the magnet, squeezing it in. And then slide off the part. Worked like a charm.


   
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Leuven, Belgium

Ah, the joys of thinned oil paints...



   
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While all the technical elements of this seem quite good, I don't really like the overall "feel" of these models. To be honest, they seems quite "busy," and not in a good way. The Razorback is probably the worst in this regard-- it has lots of weird little things that I don't think are necessary, such as the radar dish on top of the guns. I'm also not a huge fan of your battle damage/weathering technique.
   
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thats it im gonna bite the bullet and get a land raider,you have really inspired me with your work.


 
   
 
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