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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and back to the hobby after a looooong time off. I've been going crazy for all the information on the internet and though I collect a SM army at the moment I still like to tinker where I can and enjoy making things my own.

So I have painted a few things recently but will wait to post unit/squad shots (still have lots to paint!) but I though I'd open my blog account with my WIP Pre-Heresy(ish) Terminator Librarian.

He is not overly custom (just a kit bash), this is what I managed to do in an hour last night but the fundamentals are there, I'm going to GS the hood to make it more round and add some guitar wire, force weapon is from a thunder hammer with two power axe blades grafted on, shoulder pads are venerable dread shin plates, torso is standard SM terminator, Legs are SW terminator with the wolf heads and pelt removed. Loincloth from the tactical squad sprue, scroll cases from the assault terminators sprue, left arm from the chaos terminator lord, spaced the arms out 0.3cm each side with some sprue plastic(needs GS'ing) storm shield from the SW terminators with iconography removed and I'm thinking of grafting a book on to it and some purity seals/tabbards. I also bought a book to make the banner/standard/icon/thingo with but it is a bit large and might look goofy, I'll see how I go with that one. Otherwise I might use the mask face from the tactical squad sprue (normally for the flamer guy), make up some small rivets for the heightened chest piece to tie it in with the chest and I saw on one of the blogs they had put some small strips of pointed plasticard under the shoulders to make it look a bit roman (looked great on his blog, will see if I can find it).

What do you think? I didn't want to go crazy with cloaks and books, more of a combat focused librarian. Total cost was $20aud so it set me back the same as if I had bought the GW one but I am a bit happier with mine. I will post progress as I get it finished. Oh the base is a bit off, I ran out of terminator ones.



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Rampaging Chaos Russ Driver





Philipppines/United Kingdom

Neato.

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i like it a ton!

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

And some stuff I have painted up for this Red Scorpions army, with more to come as I get the time. I just did these ones to get an idea for the colour scheme:

Aobr Dread:


Terminator w Assault Cannon (Ive since removed the trophy/teeth bit under the assault cannon):


Scout Sarge:



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And the lighting/background is a bit weird on these two plus the bases have all been done to fall in to line with the dreadnought.

Jump Captain:


Tac Sarge:

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

Well I got a little more done on the Librarian last night, once again sorry about the silly small base but I have nothing larger at the moment. What do you think of the book? I'm not sold.. but not so sure what to do with it, it's a lot larger than I expected and had originally planned to build a bit of a shrine on the top of the torso with it, but instead it is more banner pole sized.





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The next bit i'm doing is finishing up the psychic hood and getting to work on the shield. Then I guess it's done and ready for paint.

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I like the Librarian alot. Look forward to seeing him painted.

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Made in ca
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God





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Woo!


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Made in ca
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Grim Forgotten Nihilist Forest.

Red Scorpions aren't red...

Jokes aside. Great work!

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T-county

No, RS arent red.

They look great, Im sticking around to pick up some pointers. I'll probably start a RS with the new IA book.

Oh, and I'd do something with the ropes on the book. Not doin much good like that.

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

LunaHound wrote:Woo!



Maybe I should do a few off the hip then, that looks awesome! I'm not sure my modeling skill is capable of making it look good though.

whalemusic360 wrote:No, RS arent red.

They look great, Im sticking around to pick up some pointers. I'll probably start a RS with the new IA book.

Oh, and I'd do something with the ropes on the book. Not doin much good like that.


Yeah man the new book should be great, I haven't been into it for very long but forgeworld have some really nice bits to make the armies with. I've bought Culln, the Venerable dread and a ton of the shoulder pads for terminators and marines and the quality is very high.

What would you suggest I do with the book? Maybe some thin strips of plasticard down the back to join up the rings? I think the rope looks good on the front as it's holding the pages back but it does look a bit disjointed from behind.

Thanks for the comments guys.

   
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Yeah a bit of plasticard or GS should do the trick. It doesnt look bad, just odd currently
   
Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

And this is where I got some of my inspiration from, I really like this conversion and hope mine turns out just as good .:

http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2009/05/terminator-librarian-being-painted.html

   
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Your conversion is FANTASTIC - and I look forward to seeing the Librarian painted!

I also would like to know how you made the 'gorget' piece!

I've always liked that part of the Pre-Heresy Terminator armor, but have always struggled trying to make it...

   
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redscorps wrote:And this is where I got some of my inspiration from, I really like this conversion and hope mine turns out just as good .:

http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2009/05/terminator-librarian-being-painted.html


Yeah, I like yours better because of you using Venerable Dreadnaught knee-pads

Not really inspiration though, more like taking an idea and making it better

 
   
Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

Alpharius wrote:Your conversion is FANTASTIC - and I look forward to seeing the Librarian painted!

I also would like to know how you made the 'gorget' piece!

I've always liked that part of the Pre-Heresy Terminator armor, but have always struggled trying to make it...


Thanks man I really appreciate the feedback.

I'm not much of a master craftsman so it was a bit of a hack job. I cut a piece of plasticard just a bit longer than the lip on the opening in the torso, I then trimmed a little bit off each end until it fit properly when bent around. Once this was fitting in the gap I cut the angles for the step down. Test fitting again revealed I needed to angle the outer flat sections as well to look a bit better so I trimmed those off. Once fitted I beveled the inside edge to make it look a little less harsh and I have drilled some small holes in the front with my pin vice. I plan to finish it up with some very small rivets on the two ends and maybe 3 in the center.

I'm not much of an artist either, but here is a quick scribble I did on a post-it at work for you to help explain:


   
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Thanks for the sketch!

I'd still rather have you make, say, 20 of them for me!

   
Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

grayspark wrote:
redscorps wrote:And this is where I got some of my inspiration from, I really like this conversion and hope mine turns out just as good .:

http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2009/05/terminator-librarian-being-painted.html


Yeah, I like yours better because of you using Venerable Dreadnaught knee-pads

Not really inspiration though, more like taking an idea and making it better


Thanks bloke! Lets see if I can paint it just as good though, I've never painted anything blue before..

Alpharius wrote:Thanks for the sketch!

I'd still rather have you make, say, 20 of them for me!


...I can guarantee I would make 20 different ones, take 20-30 slices of skin from my fingers, snap 3-5 trying to bend them to the shape and lose what little is left of my hair in the process.

If I had a good accurate way of doing it I would be happy to though, but like I said I'm a hack and pretty much everything I pull off is luck.

JAck

   
Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia



Finished my first squad, EVER! Haha, these guys are some of the first things I've painted in ~5 years and since starting out the hobby (I feel bad to admit this now) THE first squad I have ever completed. I look forward to finishing my whole army at some stage now, I'm enjoying the modelling as much as the gaming these days.

   
Made in ca
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant





Vancouver BC

Nice job on the termies. If these are first ones you've painted in 5 years, you definitely haven't lost the touch. Looking forward to seeing more work and your converted libby done up and painted.

   
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i need an ork icon that drools
your guys look fantastic

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great work

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

Cheers guys, I'm pretty proud.

   
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This stuff looks great. I will watch with interest!




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Excellent work there. I shall be watching your Scorpions with much interest as I'm working on mine at the moment too.

Have you seen the Red Scorpion rules in the other Forgeworld books? You get to upgrade tactical sergeants to Apothecaries and gain FNP. Way to make them even more annoying to take down

Also. Red Scoprions can come in red, if you go for the Angstrom camo scheme from the original Rogue Trader article.

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Looking fab, like others i'm looking forward to more on that Libby. I must say its a very impressive level for a return performance as well, you're right to be proud of these, great job.


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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

endtransmission wrote:Excellent work there. I shall be watching your Scorpions with much interest as I'm working on mine at the moment too.

Have you seen the Red Scorpion rules in the other Forgeworld books? You get to upgrade tactical sergeants to Apothecaries and gain FNP. Way to make them even more annoying to take down

Also. Red Scoprions can come in red, if you go for the Angstrom camo scheme from the original Rogue Trader article.


Thanks man! Yeah I have seen that, still trying to gather enough Apothecary bits to kit out the squadsthough, seems they are hard to come by (I want plastic ones).

Lennysmash wrote:Looking fab, like others i'm looking forward to more on that Libby. I must say its a very impressive level for a return performance as well, you're right to be proud of these, great job.


I can't wait to finish him, I made the changes to the book, added a few more details and the conversion work is done now, I want to get out 2 tac squads before I paint him though and save it as a reward for the hard work of painting 20 ordinary blokes.

These are two of the last things I painted before I quit last time, 1 of my 2 Mordheim warbands (click photo for details) and the Khorne DP (Only surviving member of my khorne army!):




I'm going to finish the warband and repair/repaint/base the DP as a break from painting marines. I still love both of these things and I'm glad they didn't get lost like most of my old stuff.

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rural North Idaho

Thanks for the inspiration.....nice Libby
   
Made in nz
Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

Very cool , I haven't seen a full Red Scorpions army before so I will be watching your thread with interest, especially if you keep up the great conversions like the librarian!

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

So a quick update, I've only got 3 guys done out of the squad so far but the other guys are getting the primary colours now so I shoud be able to smash them out pretty quick.

First up, Sarge, Plasma Gunner and Missile Launcher:



I thought I'd show my work area aswell, it's a huge improvement from sitting on the floor in the loungeroom for the last few weeks. The boxes up the back right have heaps of stuff in them which I will build once I have painted up the scorps. I really need to stop buying gak off ebay, I already have more than I can paint in a year...



And my table, I bashed this out over a weekend. I've got a bunch of cities of death sprues on the way and I'm planning to get a few of those sweet bastion kits and a landing pad. It's looking a bit sparse at the moment but is mostly doing the job, we're sitting at about 18% coverage right now and I need to cut some more LOS blocking terrain.

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Made in au
Stalwart Space Marine





Perth, Australia

I found a carnifex going cheap on ebay a little while back and thought I'd grab it as it's such a cool looking model:



So I guess it was built up for the old codex as a gun model but I really really like the look of twin scythin talon sets, such an evil model!

I got to work on snapping the model apart, thankfully they used CA glue and it came apart very easily, only breaking one of the arms at the shoulder (but it glued back together fine). I then cut the legs off and re posed them so it was on a more aggressive angle pointing down. I twisted the body so the left side is rolled down and twisted the head back level again as if it was mid-charge. I won some trygon talons (I figured they'd be about the same size as carnifex and cost me 1/4 of the price), I also put these so the lowest side was swept back and the high side was all the way up ready to plunge into the next foe. It's such a cool model, the scuplting is awesome and so evil.

I'm still painting some marines and stopped for an hour to pose this guy, I used CA glue for the arms and base so I will snap these off again when I decide to paint him. Carnifex eating marines:



It stands a bit shorter now but is a fair bit longer, kinda has that t-rex look to it.

I might try and get a bit of an army going in the future, painting them up as a hive fleet harbinger. Check out my inspiration for that, this guys models are wicked and the scheme is a gem, probably the best I have seen to date.



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I've got 7 tac marines almost done and stopped to paint the drop pod for a bit which is now 70-80% complete.

   
 
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