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Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

The colour scheme looks like Battlefleet Gothic (as in the Battlefleet from the Gothic sector).

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
Made in gb
Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

That's the one. The classic Battlefleet Gothic colour scheme so a dark green with white and gold prows. Although the 4 Dominators may end up in a different scheme as they are 'reserved in'. The Nemesis fleet carrier is also a reserved vesel so may get a different colour scheme as well. We'll see!

   
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Robot Cat






T-county

Huh, interesting. I don't know the BG fluff, before my time.
   
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Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






Arlington, va

Gorgeous fleet!

 
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Thanks Kid_Kyoto,

Because 10000pts isn't enough. Here's some more ships. These ones are even painted! (shock horror!)





I still have 12 Falchions to add to this fleet. The 'escorts' pictured are from Vanguard miniatures. The ones with flight decks are just simple hack and saw job.

   
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Keeper of the Space Fleet Flame






Arlington, va

I've got those same Vanguard escorts on my table.

They are nice little ships.

 
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Ooooh, I love that battleship (that's how those broadsides should look like!), also...great job on those Frigates!

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
Made in gb
Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

*Blows dust off thread*

Well. Been a while. Not for tryig really but, meh, excuses aside I've managed to actually apply paint to something!!!






No idea what's next. Maybe Inquisitor Scarn

   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Ooooh...creepy cultists!

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Missed this update, looking pretty awesome, will scare be al, purpley as well? He'd make a fantastic cult leader

   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Well, it's been a while since my last update but, hey I have one now!!

Being utterly befuddled with all these new fangled toys coming out I went with what I know! 2nd ED guardsmen!!! My Main project is expanding an old Cadian infantry army up to 2k (yes it's all infantry!! and metal!). Whilst I'm hoarding the bits I need to finish it off I've dug out, stripped and painted up an old Mordian army.

Characters.


Infantry squad (there are 3 of these)


Armoured Fist squad



Heavy Weapon Squads


Leman Russ (Ebay rescue jobs!)




I have another Chimera, Leman Russ and a Sentinel to do before the Mordians are done. Then it's Cadian Time!!!

   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

Tight work on these lads, well done

Masses of well-painted 2E metal IG are always good to see, looking forward to those OG Cadians too.

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
Made in gb
Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Thanks Savage. I'm not spending too much time on the Mordians in all fairness. I just 1500pts painted and ready to use ASAP to be honest. That way I can concentrate on my Cadians. Although all this talk about a Custodes Codex might put the Cadians on the Back Burner. :/

Anyway, Sentinel is done. Just basecoat, wash and highlight in most cases.







Automatically Appended Next Post:
Some (old) WIP pics of my Cadians. I'm trying to get the same colour on the fatigues but it is proving difficult as GW has since changed their paint range :(






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Regular Dakkanaut



Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Am envious of so many squads in the same colours, I have to break up my infantry into different regiments or I burn out after a few squads
Looking forward to seeing what you have to add to hit 2000 points.
Also as I am currently on a necromunda kick I have to say I love the hazard stripes on that sentinel
And finally, who is the beef cake with the hand cannon? I feel like he probably has a story behind him

   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

You just need to find something quick, easy and easily replicable . The Fatigues on the Cadians were just Codex grey with two washes on. The wash was a mix of brown and black in a big pot. Alas, those paints are long used up and GW no longer sells the paints I once used so I'm having to do a bit of trial and error in getting the same sort of effect as I once did. It's not perfect but it's pretty close. Speaking of that....... here's some pics!!!





Here's a pic of the Mordians all lined up before some games on Saturday. There's still a few bits to paint before 1500pts is fully painted (1 Russ and 2 Sentinels). Once those are done it's time to get cracking on 2000pts. I have two Wyverns on Order and may do a Commissar Russ for added cool. Not sure yet.




Speaking of Russes!! I bought a cheap, badly built and badly painted Russ off Ebay. Some Mentholated spirits soon sorted the paint out. Luckily the person who built it before used super glue to build it so it came apart easily and is currently being base coated at the moment.

Before..


After....



   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Papua New Guinea

Allo Allo, I was just thinking I would have to delve in my subs to find this thread and, lo and behold it was waiting for me, truly, the Emperor provides!

I'm really liking the Guard models, although that paint job on the Russ, wow... I often browse eBay and feel bad for some of the models, I've managed to resist buying any just so that I can strip them and try and sort them out.

(I'm especially heartened to see some of the old paints there as too! I have an unopened bottle of Deadly Nightshade because it was one of my favourite colours but I just don't know if I have the heart to open it up - still perfectly fluid after all these years where the modern stuff has often gone rock hard in a fraction of the time; that's probably the biggest factor in why I paint so infrequently, a vicious circle really, the paint's are going solid so I'm put off, which means the paints sit unused and go solid).

Be Pure!
Be Vigilant!
BEHAVE!

Show me your god and I'll send you a warhead because my god's bigger than your god.
 
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Yes, it's been a while since I've posted any sort of update. Let alone a painted one!!

The 2nd ED guardsmen have always been my favourite GW range. The new plastics just don't have the same sort of character to them. I have 2500pts of Cadian infantry on go as well as the Mordians. I have 1500pts of Praetorians sitting in a draw/box waiting to be the next army..... Although those new Custodes might distract me!! Damn GW!!!!!!

Ebay can be a good source of models but you need to be prepared to put some serious effort in in some cases. Plus, they're never going to be as good as getting a new one. Lcukilly for the Mordians I'm not that fussed as they're more of a gaming army than a labour of love.

Yeah, I still have quite a few of the old citadel paints still going. a fair new not opened!! You can't beat some olf the old GW colours but it takes me years (ok, decades) to get armies done so hoarding paints has become a thing for me....

So... 230pts to spend. What do I go for? Something fun I think.

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Alright then! I have been busy, but I haven't really had time to finish anything off, hence the lack of updates.

I should have 2 more Russ' done by the end of the week and 2 more sentinels. (giving myself a deadline there!). as part of an Ebay win I inherited a half completed conversion. No idea what it was meant to be as it was simply some extended Chimera track sections. Well, rather than chuck it in the bin I decided to build upon the work already done!







All the plasticard work is mine. Still loads to do, especially on the back and I have two turrets on order - A baneblade turret (which I think is going to be too big) and a Kromlech gatling turret. Gamewise it's going to be a Malcador Defender. Seeing as weapon facings don't matter now, it matters not where I stick the guns! The Gatling turret with count as 5 Heavy Bolters, then it will have 2 Hull mounted heavy bolters (the one on the front needs a friend) and a Hull mounted Demolisher cannon. Probably going to stick a Heavy Stubber on there somewhere to round it up to 300pts - Odd points annoy me a little.

Thoughts? Ideas?


   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot





Coventry

Hooray! Updates!

That tank looks awesome, got a proper assault gun look to it.

Thoughts? More.

Ideas? MOAR.
   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Ooooooh....intriguing!

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






Your ebay find rescue work is amazing- and I really like how the conversion-rescue is going. At first, from the front, it looked like you were going for a Sturm Tiger look, but I see the fully armored Basilisk emerging from the marble. Great plasticard work!


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Cheers guys.

In all honesty I didn't really have a plan nor an idea of what I wanted to achieve - I'm no tank historian.. It really just came together on it's own. I knew what armaments I needed but that was really about it. I was going to add sponsons or side weapons to the main hull but that didn't really happen as I didn't have room as I positioned the Demolisher cannon too far back. The Demolisher cannon is where it is because I found the front part of a Russ in my Bitz Box. The Demolisher cannon was in another Ebay assortment of bits. It was an epiphany moment when I turned the Russ hull and found the Demolisher cannon fitted perfectly!

As for what else is going to happen. Well, I have ordered a Baneblade turret but I'm pretty sure that's going to be too big. So I have Ordered a Kromlech gatling Cannon to sit on top of the main hull compartment. I will set it off slightly to one side (the opposite side of the Demolisher cannon). The back needs some exhausts and a little engine cover type thingy at the back.

Any ideas for a name for this chap?

PS: This is what I received in a box and how the project started.


   
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In the Loft

Well, I didn't quite manage to get both Russ' done but they're pretty much there. I need to add some transfers to one of them and, whilst bored I decided to do some quick freehand to one of them. Now I need to do it to all of them! Oh well. It shouldn't take long to do some Aquila's!







Sentinels are done though!



I've done some more work on the Malcador. What do you think looks best, the turret in the centre or to the right? I'm thinking it looks better off centre. Plus it makes more sense internally to have it off to the right to give more operational room for the demolisher cannon.




Cheated on the exhausts and used a sentinel power plant. Shameful.





Plus!! I've been working on a new piece of scenery. This will, eventually be a warehouse of some description. Not sure what yet (ideas!?). It will have racking inside with loads of crates. It's still massively WIP but, hey, I've done working doors!!








   
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Albany, NY

Good looking vehicles! Crisp black with some great details, particularly on the russes.

Not sure on the turret from those shots, I'd probably say off-center for reasons you've noted.

- Salvage

BLOODFIRE: KOW SALAMANDER REPORTS 
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Well, I have constructed the racking system and made some quick 'n' easy pallets out of Balsa wood. Copper plumbing fittings for the barrels and pipes. Now I just need to tackle the stairs (both internal and external). I'm also going to ditch the idea of the Forklift as it's not "40K enough" and go with a servitor contraption like my mechanicum robot I did ages ago.





On another note. I have started work on another marine character. For no other reason than boredom really and I wanted something 'fun' to get me back into inquisitor. (Pics tomorrow). I wanted to go with something a bit different that the normal "bash everything in the head and laugh" sort of marine character. So this guy is going to be a marine now relegated to an ambassador after suffering severe injuries and being removed from active duty. I have no idea on Chapter or a name for him yet. the model just came together from my bitz box! Ideas for him please



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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Ok, so here's the WIP of the Marine. Not sure what the hell he'll be standing on but I'll think of something. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have him holding a scroll or something like that. I still need to add cables to the bionics and green stuff the joints. I'm not sure if I will add a shoulder pad to his bionic arm - Think I should? Also not sold on his bionic forearm but I can't really think of an alternative.




Still thinking about a Chapter for him. I think I want to have him from a newly founded chapter as that gives me reasons to be off trying to make ties and allies with other Imperial forces. As you can see, he's pretty lightly armed with only a bolt pistol (HA! lightly armed!)

   
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In the Loft

Warehouse is finally done. All the stock is in there. Notice boards are up, lights are in place and fire escape is serviceable. Now all the need is to start hiring staff!!! Oh, and maybe some vending machines.... Because staff can't work without a trusty Ration bar or Nuka Cola can they?!








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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Ok, I reworked Brother Aetius' (yes, he has a name now!) bionic arm. Quite happy with it now. I liked the shoulder and upper arm part so I kept that, I found a spare elbow in my bitz box and the rest just came together! I also did the green stuff work and added some small cables to the the bionic leg.

Thoughts on the bionics and the pose in general?





   
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Regular Dakkanaut



Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

Pretty damn cool
I love the “the pen is mightier than the chain sword” thing he has going on with the scroll
The bionics look workable, I have seen defiler bits used but the sentinel bits seem to scale better

   
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Rough Rider with Boomstick






_Love_ the structural details you've added: very realistic and simple to do once someone else has pioneered the way! Great stuff! I'll be using some of these techniques in my next build!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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