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Anyone from England around here? Black Templars sergeant with combi-grav.

Muh Black Templars
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i am from the englands

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Dust your mini got sent yesterday.. hope it arrives in one piece. should get there tomorrow!

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Central US

INITIATE TRANSMISSION++++

810.M41: The Emperor's Watchdogs are enlisted into the Achilus Crusade to aid with perimeter security. The chapter is granted authority by the Ordo Xenos to raid courier and shipping vessels passing through the subject warzone that they suspect of transporting Xeno-tech, particularly that from the Tau Empire.

812.M41: The Lamenters enter the Achilus Crusade to settle an honor debt to Kazandus Lan, a Rogue Trader of considerable repute. Lamenters that survived the campaign were offered admission into the Deathwatch under Watch-Captain Brand. The remainder returned to routine Chapter activities.

901.M41: The Emperor's Watchdogs are reduced to a scant two companies at the start of the Badab War. Their Chapter Homeworld, Carceri, was targeted by forces loyal to Huron Blackheart for their prior history as battle brothers to the Astral Claws, refusal to join his cause, and proximity to the Badab system. Contact with the chapter is not re-established until 907.M41

904.M41: The Lamenters enter the Badab War, siding with the Astral Claws.

912.M41: Following the conclusion of the Badab War the Lamenters are sentenced to a 100 year penitent crusade for their seditious activities. At the time they had a strength of 311 Marines.

920.M41: After assessing Explorator reports from the fringes of Imperial Space it is assessed that the Lamenters may encounter Tyranid Vanguard forces from Hive Fleet Kraken within the next century. Ordo Xenos command makes note of the potential threat and begins drafting potential assets to meet the growing threat and augment the strengths of the Chapter.

923.M41: Pack Master David Colburn of the Emperor's Watchdogs, the equivalent of a Veteran Sergeant, is seconded to the Lamenters. Due to the psychological affinity marines of the the Emperor's Watchdogs display towards leading charges and literally coming to grips with their foes it is believed that Colburn would be valuable both as an instructor of potential neophytes and as an advisor to command personnel that might otherwise be unsure of issuing a valorous and brutal charge with so few marines at his disposal.

928.M41: Pack Master Colburn returns to his parent chapter.

(Sorry for the bad picture quality, I've been having issues with my camera)

Colburn's time spent with the Lamenters is readily apparent in his appearance. Where he once was armed with a Power Fist as was befitting his rank as Pack Master he now is armed with an Angel's Talon pattern Lightning Claw with the skull of some foul creature lashed to it. His Mk6 Armor replaced by a suit of Artisan-grade Mk4. His Carcerian Dirk, a form of dagger common amongst Chapter officers of the Emperor's Watchdogs, now carries an embellished blood drop... an obvious homage to the lamenters. Most telling of all though is the Pack Master's grooming. Where his hair was once buzzed down close to his skull and he sported the stubble of a man too busy to shave routinely there is now a head of shaggy gray and clean shaven jowls. Obviously the Lamenters have grooming standards for their command structure, at least in regards to wearing beards. The last five years must have certainly be stressful to shift his hair the gunmetal hue it now carries.



Upon his return to his battle brothers Pack Master, now Pack-Champion, Colburn was joined by Veteran Brother Barotous of the Lamenters. During his assignment Barotous served as orderly, handler, and interpreter of chapter customs. The two developed a close and powerful bond during their five years of service with one another and Barotous has expressed an interest in furthering his interaction with the Emperor's Watchdogs for anthropological and academic reasons. Certainly the presence of such a scholarly and erudite individual could only improve the admittedly brutish and impulsive nature of the Emperor's Watchdogs.

929.M41: While in transit to the Eye of Terror on classified orders from the Inquisition the Emperor's Watchdogs came into contact with a strike team from the Deathwatch, specifically a warband formed from Lamenters veterans recruited during the Achilus Crusade.


Their armor slicked with dirt, grit, and worse from their years of service; the rims of their pauldrons and crests of their helmets marked out in striking ebony to denote their service to the Deathwatch and pride in their own colors; the Marines had orders to join the Watchdogs on their current mission. Brother Barotous was assigned to the squad to serve as an intermediary between then and the rest of the Chapter, who better than one of their own kin?

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I send Solar_Lion a model for Pack Master Colburn and a packet of fluff explaining who and what he was. Solar_Lion sent me back a rebuilt Colburn with enhanced wargear as well as Barotous, one of his own marines. I was already working on some Crusading Lamenters on my own. Barotous gets to hang out with them. >

I thought it only fair to share our little narrative with the rest of you... and I'd absolutely love to continue it should anyone else want to trade >:3

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Fantastic Dust! A great read and a great way to honor the spirit of the GMS!

   
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Changing Our Legion's Name







looks really cool. Recently got a battle force and still have some spare stuff. Any one wanna swap?

is a HUGE fan of the colour green... and im not talking bout scorpian green. More chaos black/ catachan green

 
   
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Baltimore

I have a biker idea I've been toying around with. Gotta see if I have the bits to actually do him up proper though.

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Well done." 
   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

I still need to get a picture of Dust's original Cpt. Colburn. I thought he'd take one and post, but didn’t... So I'll do it later.. His represents his arrival to help support the training during the great crusade. Mine represents years later when the Watchdogs suffer heavy losses, He is returned to bolster his own chapter. Due to damage and heroic action the Lamenters re-crafted his kit while maintaining all the significant Iconography of his original Livery. After given a 3 page description of his trade I thought it was appropriate to do something more than just a tac marine. So I painted his capt. as he was when he returned to his chapter along with the original trade.. Probably the best face I've ever done!


Here is the original trade..Just a tac. Marine.

I’ll get a pic of his trade this weekend. Thanks for a great narrative.

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Central US

Gitsplitta wrote:Fantastic Dust! A great read and a great way to honor the spirit of the GMS!


Thanks, I'd love to do more trades with other people and continue some of the plot lines I'm working on with my marines.
>:3

Solar_lion wrote:
I’ll get a pic of his trade this weekend. Thanks for a great narrative.


You're very welcome. Barotous will be getting some table time in the next couple days so I'll get to see what kind of Marine he turns out to be.

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Central US

For the next two or three weeks I'll be working on these guys, the Sons of Antaeus:


They still needs some work done on their tanks and I might add some more bolter bros. If anyone would like to trade for a Space Greek let me know. >:3

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Awesome stuff man!

Been in finals for graduate school so haven't had time to do anything warhammer related unluckily.

I will get some pics of my current painted models and try to get some trades set up!
I know Dust sent me a message so that one will be my first!

In between work I'll start assembling the model for the trade with dust.

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"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
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Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
Deathskull orks=2000pts 
   
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Central US

Marines for Gitsplitta and Sageheart are assembled and primed. I'll start painting them tonight. I discovered yesterday, much to my astonishment, that I was virtually out of black paint... a situation which I have been quick to rectify.

I'm also in the process of composing some fluff pieces to go along with the aforementioned Marines. >:3

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Such a great idea, id love to get involved once i start painting again
   
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Update:

Marines for Gitsplitta and Sageheart are half painted (approximately) and their Munitorum Logistics and Reassignment Packets (yay fluff) have been written up. Painting should be done tomorrow or Monday so I should be able to mail them out this coming week without issue.

When they're done I'll contact you both about address and shipping stuff.

>:3

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Dust's GMS to Me

 
   
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Central US

PACK MASTER COLBURN IS READY TO PUNCH HERETICS IN THEIR STUPID FACES

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
-Nicki Minaj, Prophetess of Khorne

Too moe to live
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Central US

I mailed Marines out to Gitsplitta and Sageheart on Saturday and according to the receipt they were supposed to have gotten there tuesday. Any word on those?

>:L

The grumpy face isn't directed to either of you, or anyone else in this thread for that matter, but rather USPS

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It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nothing here yet, will see when I get home this evening.

   
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Got some photos of the marine i' trading to Dust. Isn't fully done yet but its getting there.
Not the best pictures, but best I could do.


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They don't show all the details unluckily. But I'll try to get some better pics when it is all complete. Stil got to put the gun on arm and paint it and do a lot of checkups.

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"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
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My BA Fluff: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325218.page
Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
Deathskull orks=2000pts 
   
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Central US

I've received word that Sageheart and Gitsplitta have both received my marines. According to both of them both packages arrived late and damaged. Needless to say I won't be using USPS priority envelopes ever again. I have apologized to both of them. Everything seems fixable though, at least as it was described to me. If either of you need any extra bitz or anything just let me know and I'll send them out, more than willing to rectify this mess and really hoping to be able to add your marines to my collection in the near future.

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Man, sorry to hear that! USPS is damned rough with packages sometimes!
I always recommend using little boxes for shipping. Gives you that much more support and defense from the rigors of USPS. Postal rate is usually around 3-5 bucks for tiny packages, even with tracking.

Alternatively, I've heard of people putting minis in pill bottles when they mail them in bubble packs.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Currently working on a trade with Azazelx. Pic forthcoming.

Hey Ramos.. I be intrested in a swapping for a Marine Errant!

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I'll be back home in about 2 weeks and I'll have plenty of time to paint and build. I'd love to get in on this GMS if anybody is interested. Just let me know what type of Marine and what chapter and I'll whip something up for you. This will be some great motivation and easy goals to get me back into it.
   
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Central US

Sageheart's marine got to me today. I'm out of town right now but the person watching my house told me that the Marine arrived.

Hopefully Gitsplitta has made some progress on his as well. Last I checked he was trying to sort through a serious bits apocalypse.

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
-Nicki Minaj, Prophetess of Khorne

Too moe to live
Too kawaii to die

The Dusty Trail, Adventures in Painting and Modeling  
   
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Madison, WI

Hi Dust, sorry... no progress yet, but then I haven't worked on anything of mine either. I promise that when I get rolling again, yours will be on top of the pile.

   
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Currently working on an Imperial Fist Vet for Dust. Veteran Brother Eudoxia of the 1st Company Vanguard and top contender in the Feast of Blades.
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Looks badass >:3


It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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y'all can deal with my double posting


Got this colorful bastard from Sageheart. I'm curious to know more about the Sons of Talidiha, the Chapter's livery in which the marine is painted, if he is willing to share.

>:3

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Too kawaii to die

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It is an old chapter invented when I was making an army with a good friend of mine in college. It was from the ultramarine gene seed and ruled over the farm world of Talidiha, we were building the storyline in game but they got delayed, the army wasn't finished and we moved to different coasts.

I enjoyed painting that model, though to try out the scheme again. Still got to work on it some more. I think a different shade of purple since the model might be too colorful?

Of course I have way too many watchmaker projects and nearly no time. Got an ogre army waiting for primer, and a true scale marine army to rebuild and repaint, and two imperial guard armies that need to be finished lol.

Seems the only thing I can finish is necromunda gangs lol.

"Reality is, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away"
-Philip K. Dick
My BA Fluff: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325218.page
Turok 142nd=2000pts
Catachin 10th=1000pts
Sons of Luther SM=1000pts
Sky-Wardens=WIP
Deathskull orks=2000pts 
   
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Central US

 Sageheart wrote:


I enjoyed painting that model, though to try out the scheme again. Still got to work on it some more. I think a different shade of purple since the model might be too colorful?


I think the scheme is fine, if anything I'd shift the purple to a lighter shade like indigo or lavender. I just saw another army here on Dakka, 2700 points of Ultramarines composed entirely in the old 3rd and 2nd edition sculpts and painted in the classical blue and yellow. Back in the day I used to play against a guy with a Pepto-Bismal pink Marine army and there's a kid at my LGS now with a magenta Tau army. I feel like there's not many people now doing armies that are genuinely colorful and vibrant.


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