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Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Hi guys, just wanted to show you what I'm up to with my latest Marine chapter. This is the starting of the command squad, still got to do the banner bearer!

I have also painted two Dreadnoughts and there is a tutorial article on how they were painted in the articles section under painting and modelling. Link:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Painting_two_Dreadnoughts


Any comments and suggestions would be greatly received.


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I have also just got hold of my Veteran Tactical squad at UK Games day and put them together this week! Here are some photos, I haven't attached the guns yet as I want to make a really good job of painting them to enter in Golden Demon next year. Any way feast your eyes on the latest Mk V Heresy Armour from Forge World, I have also got the retro weapons pack for the missile launcher and the Melta gun and the Umbra Ferrox bolters to make them a little bit special. I have to say it is the most expensive tactical squad I have ever bought but they are very nice!!









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What IS that top marine carrying? The jaws of life? A bit of vehicle? Something the techmarine ordered him to without explaining it?

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Emperor's Wings, eh?

Pretty nice, dude, and you even used my favorite color as main-scheme!

So what are the background story of these guys?

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I like the colour scheme. It will look great on those heresy marines.

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Southampton UK

Well the background for the chapter is that they are a Raven Guard successor chapter, I want them to be really infantry heavy and close combat orientated. I'm making at least two ten man assault squads and I have already got the Vanguard veteran squad. I want to limit the number of vehicles in the army and concentrate on transports like rhinos and drop pods. I like the idea of Land speeders and dreadnoughts too and I wouldn't rule out a Landraider to deliver some terminators. Clearly I have already made up a tactical squad and I'm thinking two ten man squads with transports. I'm converting some special characters from Shrike, Lysander and the new forge world captain Lugft Huron of the astral claws. I've also got the chaplain with a jump pack who will look great and fit right in with the rapid strike ethos!
I imagine them ranging out of a huge fortress ship that can move around the galaxy to where the chapter is needed. They are currently operating in the outer rim in the Ghoul Stars. They recruit there neophytes from several planets further back in coreward within the Ultima Segmentum. I'm working on some more background fluff at the moment and will let you know more as I come up with it!



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Morgrim wrote:What IS that top marine carrying? The jaws of life? A bit of vehicle? Something the techmarine ordered him to without explaining it?

Lol very funny! It does look a bit like that doesn't it. It is however very like the classic mark VI marines missile launcher from the early days.

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almost a shame that you didnt use an old plasma pistol. would match the old power-axe ^_^

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I like the armor minus all the studs. They're a bit exessive.

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The studs define the pattern of armor (mark V!!!). They are perfect!
   
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Southampton UK

I do have an old plasma pistol but I really don't like the design! Anyway not all the chapter/Army are wearing the old armour so new kit is available!

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Ok been hard at work and got a few more models in the early stages to post up.
First here are some assault marines some converted to fit in with the Wings theme!





I have also made a razor back to go with a tactical squad I do intend to get the conversion sprue for £12 with the assault cannons.

Next some captains and sergs and special characters






Some more standard assault marines



Still got some barrels to drill out.
I'll post up some more progress pics soon.

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Looks like you got yourself a lot of painting there!

Will be well worth it though, looking forward to seeing some finished!

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Well, latest update and there is more to paint! Just assembled and trimmed some Vanguard vets and Sternguard vets and another chaplain! Feast your eyes below.







I've left jump packs off so I can paint the shoulder pads first. I still need to make some more models but I might start to make a dent in the painting soon which is what you'll all be interested in! More pics to come!!


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Note there are a couple of rare models in the army so far that I've decided it is time to use, I'll try and make an extra special job of painting them.

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They look really nice, good stuff!

 
   
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Another Assault Marine joins the ranks!!

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Interesting marines! I like the ancient MK armor you have bestowed them with! I also like your color scheme, I would like to see some shots that are more focused and closer to the models though. Nice work!

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Element206 wrote:Interesting marines! I like the ancient MK armor you have bestowed them with! I also like your color scheme, I would like to see some shots that are more focused and closer to the models though. Nice work!

Which models do you want some close ups of? let me know and I can put some more pics up. All the photos are in the gallery so you can click on them and zoom in some more.
Should have a new update soon as I've just built the Landraider Redeemer!

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Next update, I'm afraid there still isn't any new painting yet but some more juicy models.I'm trying to build everything so that I can get the base red on with my airbrush and it is just easier to do it all at once rather than several batches!

Well first up a new librarian!


Librarian and the Masters of the Chapter


And the close ups of the Masters of the Chapter





I have given three of them Helmets as I want the majority of the chapter to be helmeted, oh and one was missing when I opened the pack so easy decision!

Now a rare treat a very early model of a pre-heresy marine in Mk III Armour converted to be an assault marine, He is in a bit of a static pose but I hope the novelty negates the need for dynamic posing!


Finally today here is a little something I knocked up to transport the Termies in!!


Well I'm off work for Christmas now so I should be able to really get through most of the building soon and then get on to warming up the air brush and firing some paint at these guys!

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Latest update and I've been busy! Nearly built everything I want now, Just got some Land Speeders and some Terminators still to do.

First up the next two tactical squads;



Now the three completed Assault Squads, if only more of them fit in a standard Army List!




Well nearly there and then quite a lot of painting! Should be fun though.

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Ok got the Assault Cannons through for the Razorback!

Plus I have made the terminators too! Might need a few more of them though! Lol


Now I still haven't built the land speeders yet and I've decided to knock up some extra heavy weapons guys so I can have a devastator squad or swap in other heavy weapons guys to the tactical squads, I fear this project is getting a little out of hand! When everything is built and undercoated I'll put up a picture of the entire army and you can all see just how far I've gone overboard!

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I really like what youve got going so far. Dont worry about some of the older stuff not having dynamic poses...not every model needs it. Not every model has to be in the middle of some super action. As long as you have variety in the poses your all good.

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Next update! Finishing off a few more models,

I've made some heavies to make a devastator squad or swap in other heavies to the tactical squads!
I also had a plasma gun guy hanging around from a previous project so I finished him off with the same idea.



I also finished off making the rest of my black reach tactical squad though alas I've miss placed the rest of the squad and the Terminators from the set, they are either in storage or in the loft! I'll have a look for them later.


Now a picture of the army so far:


Well I'm hoping to start painting in earnest this week as the undercoating is all done, I just couldn't bring myself to make the landspeeders just yet as I'm a bit fed up with building! As you can see the army is now at company strength and it has taken quite a bit of time to make so many infantry!

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Well I've fired up the air brush tonight and got through a few models with the base of Scab Red. The compressor has just overheated so while it cools down I thought I would post an update!
First the Razor back;

Next the Land Raider;

Termies;



An Old terminator who I re-based and will get round to doing with the rest of his squad;

The half Tac squad;

Well a little taster of what's to come, keep watching!

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Um well.... holy smokes batman! That is a rather sizeable force, I would say that I don't envy you but I think I probably have as much if I got the courage to have a look in my cupboard. Really liking the colour scheme as it goes, a nice change to see a red army that isn't BA.

Genuinely looking forward to seeing this thread progress,one suggestion though is to have this moved to the P&M Blog section.



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Lennysmash wrote:Um well.... holy smokes batman! That is a rather sizeable force, I would say that I don't envy you but I think I probably have as much if I got the courage to have a look in my cupboard. Really liking the colour scheme as it goes, a nice change to see a red army that isn't BA.

Genuinely looking forward to seeing this thread progress,one suggestion though is to have this moved to the P&M Blog section.



Thanks,

I realised that it was in the wrong section a while back but I'm fairly new on Dakka Dakka and didn't know how to move the thread to the P&M blog section, if you know how then I would appreciate you showing me how to do it.

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Nice scheme - personal transfers?

I respect anyone who can paint a fully assembled mini...I always find it really hard :(

Looking forward to more...I really need to start my own thread here tbh!

P.S. Is that tank airbrushed? Looks really smooth. I've never used one but my vehicles look 'streaky' when they're done with a brush!

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NiallCampbell wrote:Nice scheme - personal transfers?

I respect anyone who can paint a fully assembled mini...I always find it really hard :(

Looking forward to more...I really need to start my own thread here tbh!

P.S. Is that tank airbrushed? Looks really smooth. I've never used one but my vehicles look 'streaky' when they're done with a brush!


No not transfers, free hand painted.

Yes I airbrushed the tank, it takes a bit of practice and I use a proper dual action airbrush not the thing GW put out.
If you are using a brush try thinning your paint more and don't be afraid to do more than one coat to get the right coverage.

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I've asked a mod to move it for you. For reference you just need to click the exclamation mark in the top right of your posts to get the attention of the mods.

Fair play on free-handing, I gotta admit i'm far too much of a wuss to freehand atm.


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These are very interesting. I keep seeing everyone using the Blood Angels kits and I must say I really really need to get some

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