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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Hello and welcome to my second post ever on Dakka Dakka.

Background
I've been an avid 40k player for the last 7 years and have collected many armies in that time. ranging from the ultra marines (ultra smurfs) to the Green tide of the Ork war machine. :S
I'm right now engaged to the imperial guard army that I've started which I've luckily managed to secure a cheap army worth £300 pounds for less than half its' retail price on Ebay.

My imperial guard idea
what I'm planning to do is recreate a form of police force/PDF that took place in the defense of Verdun During the fall of Reach in the Halo universe. I thought that this would be a good army to do because of the fact that The UNSC during that stage of the War employed police forces that utilized a lot of the UNSC Marine Corps weapons, Equipment, training etc. so that when they where invaded they could put up a good defense against the covenant until the UNSC could arrive to support the defense. So really I was thinking of making an army based around this concept because it would make a small change to all the drab Cadia Gate armies out there (I have no problem with them, it's just that they're like ultra smurfs, used too much by too many people). The great thing about this list is the fact that I don't really loose any choice of what I can have as the fluff allows nearly anything, i.e. valks, vents, lemen russes, chimera etc...
I plan on using heads from the pig iron range and some backpacks also as I find that they provide decent products and even more decent prices (I mean £4.50 for 20 heads of YOUR choice? that's great) I'm providing a link now.
http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/hd17-system-trooper-alternative-heads-p-54.html?zenid=099e1bde3b90120e08dc49692ab54d40
(I'm hoping that I'm doing the url thing right)
And the backpacks
http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/eq1-backpack-and-pouches-p-31.html
I've already started on the first squad which is vets-
Sargent armed with chainsword and laspistol
3x guardsmen with meltas
x6 guardsmen with lasguns
(and also for choice I'm putting in two guys with a lascannon for choice)

I've also finished my vendetta gunship in the same sort-of colour scheme as my soldiers.

I have also go a lot of other imperial guard things to convert but feel free to throw any suggestions into my force.

No pictures as of yet but as soon as I find a viable camera I'll start the picture show.

I have to say the the spell checker made me laugh at one point because when I typed in lasgun it said that I spelt it wrong only to find one of the suggestions as 'flashlight'.

This is the first post of DONUTS REVENGED who is now signing off.

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Made in gb
Wise Ethereal with Bodyguard







Looking forward to pictures. The new pig iron heads make me feel all funny inside

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Made in gb
Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





I like halo too ! will watch this and see how you do , good luck mate.
   
Made in au
Hardened Veteran Guardsman





NSW Australia

Great idea UNSC marines are truly awsome.

Good idea using pig iron models/parts i got a box of them a few years ago and was very impressed.

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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Thanks for the support, wow people reply quite fast on this.
I'm experimenting with my blackberry's camera, it provides a decent image and with the ability to email straight to my computer, makes it faster than my more hefty camera to get pictures up.

On another note, should I just make a police force or go all out with UNSC? I mean with camo, equipment, heck even spartan threes and twos.

I was toying with the spartan idea but I don't know if it would make my imperial guard army an imperial guard army with some space marines thrown in, and well it just doesn't sound right to me to put the two armies together.

Tell me what you think of this idea as I think that it might be a good idea but I just feel that all it will degrade to is an space marine army with some guardsmen on the side.


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Quick question, how do i get jpeg images on this as in the preview the images don't come up and that isn't very useful. I've used the image tool in the comment section but the images come up as a piece of paper that has been ripped in half.
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(i'm new).
Or even better is there some sort of guide on Dakka Dakka to help me as I haven't seen any help tips anywhere as of yet.
As soon as I figure this out I can start cranking out my images.
Thanks.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2011/03/14 18:38:02


 
   
Made in gb
Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





Have you noticed how similar the new mombassa police look to the police from 5th elemant and halo odst?
   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Do you know I have, they're very similar. I can understand the police because they're supplied by the UNSC with their own equipment but the 5th element just seems way too much like them. I can't remember which comes first though so I won't accuse anyone of copyright violation yet.
   
Made in gb
Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





neil101 wrote:Have you noticed how similar the new mombassa police look to the police from 5th elemant and halo odst?


oops what i maent to say was ..Have you noticed how similar the new mombassa police look to the police from 5th elemant and [b]elysian drop troops

but i am pretty sure 5th elemant set the standard their. or rather mobius the illustrator who designed them. and gw and halo followed suit . http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&pq=mobius&xhr=t&q=moebius+illustrator&cp=10&client=firefox-a&hs=j8E&rls=org.mozilla:en-GBfficial&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1280&bih=859

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Giraud

   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





fair enough, can you tell me how to post images?
that would be very helpful thanks
   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Hi again.
worked out how to attach images now so I feel like a idiot for asking when it just has in a big button (Attachments) lol sorry about that.


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have you noticed with the valks/vends/stormravens that all their glass pannels don't seen to fit properly no matter what?
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This here is the first five fully painted troopers

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Vendetta side

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vendetta side

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vendetta top

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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Good news everyone! I've Taken picture with my camera and have gotten more crisp clear pictures. Tell me what you think.
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Lascannon Team

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Ramdom picture with a mix of painted and unpainted

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Right hand side of vendetta

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Infantry men

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More infantry men

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Backpack

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More dynamic shot of vendetta

   
Made in gb
Journeyman Inquisitor with Visions of the Warp





hey good job matey , they do look like police units.
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





terra

looking good so far,i like the police stop on the valk wings.


 
   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Yeah nothing screams 40k more than getting stop by police with 3 twin linked lascannons pointing at you.
   
Made in us
Paladin of the Wall





United States

DONUTSREVENGED wrote:Yeah nothing screams 40k more than getting stop by police with 3 twin linked lascannons pointing at you.

lol!

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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Feel free to comment more guys, i mean there have been 333 views and 14 replies (quite a few are mine) thanks for the feedback for people who have commented. I really needed it.

More updates coming tomorrow. Might start on my valk.

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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





As promised, I Have delivered. Wish I'd got more time today but with School work and the fact that I had to walk 3.2 miles home from school today I only got my lascannon team done. Also I've gotten better with my camera. Tell me what you think.
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Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





I just thought of a great idea, just stay with me on this... Guardsmen on space hoppers. OK still with me? I've got the space hopper thing down already. need a way of mounting a guardsman to it though.
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Made in us
Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





I REALLY REALLY like those helmets.

Saw them on the Pig Iron site and wasn't sure how they would look on Cadians, but thanks to you I can tell those are the way to go.

Thank you.
   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





No problem
   
Made in us
Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Where are the guns from?
   
Made in gb
Frothing Warhound of Chaos





Oh they're just lasguns with the flash suppressor thing and bayonet cut off. just leave the small stub in between the gun main and the piece on the end to give an 'autogun' feel to it.
   
Made in au
Hardened Veteran Guardsman




Western Australia

They look great! Those helmets and colours really capture the "Halo" feel.



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