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Intoxicated Centigor





Bangkok, Thailand

Hi all-This is my first post on here. So hoping to pop my Dakka cherry the right way I thought I might start a Project log- in hope that I might get more motivation to do the rest of what needs to be done and get some new ideas.
Any way- Being both a fantasy and a 40K player it saddens me a bit that there is’t really a 40k Beastmen type army. I mean there is- but usually it’s just a spin-off single unit or so for the IG or Chaos Space marines. There is very little background on them as well, even when you compare them to the Squats (man I miss them)
Having a bit of time on my hands lately, I’ve decided to do a whole army of 40k beastmen- ARMY OF THE METAL BEASTS
I’m going to be using the space wolves codex for this because I think in the 40k universe they are kind of the closest thing- tactic and feel of the army-
Ambush rules- behind enemy lines of the scouts-
Gifts-sagas
Counter attack- primal fury (I guess)

And somehow Space wolves units kind of fits whith the beastmen units too-
Gors- grey hunters/ blood claws
Bestigors- Wolf guards
Minotaurs- those wolf riders thing
Harpies- jump pack
Centigors- blood claw bikes
Shaman- wolf priest
Gorgons- dreadnaughts
dogs are dogs etc.

The only thing that not really in line with the fantasy beastmen is the They shall know no fear rules- cuz boy, do they run. Oh well, they evolved a higher Leadership I guess.
I decided to start this army diary in hope to inspire other beast lords out there to venture out into the dark reaches of space too (that, and I need more ideas on what else to do).
Bestigors (wolf guards) With power fist and bolt pistols









I’ve spent many hours on the internet and Ebay just looking for these legs. They are perfect I think. The power fist are from lightning claws- I just cut off the claws and cut grooves into the knuckle bit so it looks like knuckle dusters. By the way the reason a lot of the parts is in different color is because it’s from my bit box and other models that I have and hacked up.
Gors (grey hunters)







Special weapon(melta guns)/power weapons





By the way the shoulder pads are from the Space marine commander box. I scour the internet looking for these but could find any or if I did, it was at an extortionate price. So I’ve was a bit naughty and made copies of one of them using instant mould.



Beast Lord on razorgor (wolf lord on wolf thing)









I haven’t done the head properly to the mount yet or neaten up the green stuff yet. But will put them up when it’s done. The front legs of the mount came from a random toy I got from Daiso (it’s the 60 baht shop here in Thailand (the equivalent of the dollar store in the US or Pound land in the UK.))( I miss pound land living here in Thailand).

Ungors (wolf scouts + special weapons)







For the normal ungors, I still don’t know what to do with the back. It’s a bit scrawny right now・
Also I have no idea on what to do or use for Rhinos, razor backs, and drop pods if anyone have any Ideas please help me- it will be very much appreciated.

Sacrificing two or three Space beastmen for the greater good I’ve finally found and settled on a color scheme I liked.

Troops- Grey hunters (Gor Hunters unit)











There will be three units of grey hunters-2 unit will have a razor back and one in a drop pod (still have no idea what to do for a razor back or the drop pod- so if anyone have any suggestions I will really appreciate it)

Any hoo these are the grey hunters with melta guns-





Grey hunters with power weapons-





Painted Wolf guards (Bestigors)-











With a lot of bits and green stuff sculpting- I give you minotaurs!!!! (thunder wolf calvary)





















Finally the leader of my whole rag tag iron beast- Beast lord on a wolf thing ( Wolf lord on wolf thing..)












As I said I have no idea what to do about vehicle so if any of yall have any idea or suggestion- it would be most appreciated and also critics on the paint job or modeling in general are all welcome and is appreciated as well.

That's all for now will update on any further progress as soon as I can

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/05/27 03:45:56


   
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These look brilliant I'm hugely impressed by the Juggernaught/Minotaur things. The conversions look interesting. Have you seen the Space Goats on Bell of Lost Souls by the way. I will admit though to thinking that the Ork list would fit Beastmen better than Space Wolves though.

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Damn they are amazing Nice work

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Love the conversions. The stealth suit lower legs on the Gors is inspired. Again, these are definitely worth the exalt!

 
   
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Really amazing conversions, and i love the paintjob!

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They are looking very nice, keep up the great work.

   
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Bloodthirsty Bloodletter






USA, OREGON

Very Very Very cool . . .

I like how you have them all with horns and hooves. love the paint job great army plan, and super great conversions.

Some suggestions . . .

If you are still painting the units, you should make the Scouts more Camo like so they will look different than your Elite and other Troop choices.

For the blood splatter you might think about a gloss or median to make it shine. From your basing it looks like you might have an air brush, maybe you can airbrush the Power Swords. There are tutorials on YouTube but if you don’t have one, maybe wet blending. Maybe a red, yellow, black or something would work.

You can soak the models used for paint testing in Simple Green and scrub them to make them ready new again.

Ideas:

I know it is kind of Fluffy or Cheesy, but since your army is all goat-like you can make the vehicles the same. Tanks would be hard to do. You could try to use dwarf vehicles, ork bits, and stone plates on a Space marine Rhino. The size and wholes would be the same, so you could change out weapon options from Rhino, to Razorback, to Predator. . . with all the options.
Orks use scrap medal, Salamanders use scales, maybe you could try stone slabs.

As for a Drop Pod, I was thinking like a meteor pod. Tyrinids use a pod like a bug, or plant. Think back to the video games; Ork Supplies came down in meteor like balls of medal.

Your Drop Pod could be like this ball of medal. Instead of strait scrap medal, you could make it look like the head of a Rahm (like battering Rams). The neck could be made into a turbine or jet or helicopter, and you can put other bits around it so it looks more like a the Lunar module that NASA uses. Or you could make it like a full body of a Bison, that is the shape of a drop pod already. Once landed it could open up like a Pocy Ball, or a hot dog. The base could be a Crater and the seating and weapons could be the same as regular drop pod with the weapon on top of the circle.

Oh, man, I had it in my head, and after looking online for like 3 hours to spell it out I found it. . . It is not a model but it is exactly what I had in mind.

What do you think?

http://www.hamillgallery.com/BAULE/BauleRamMasks/BauleRamMasks.html

If you are talented with scrap building you can make it happen. Lot to take in Advice but couldn't stop thinking.

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Holy ! These are fantastic!

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Scotland

Woah! Great proof of concept stuff, you really proper followed through with this.

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Ellicott City, MD

Nifty! Very, very nice stuff!

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

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I love these, almost tempted to make one or two myself - those are some sort of Tau legs? I also love the colours, chipped yellow is my current obsession, it looks really cool. I think the feet look a bit small on the robo-minotaurs but I love that concept so much it doesn't bother me. You could add some gloss to the blood though, that would make it look fresh and wet rather than dried.

For vehicles I would be tempted to use giant cyborg beasts, maybe the Ogre Stonehorn could be armoured up and given a few guns to count as a razorback, with beastmen hanging from it's flanks. No idea for a drop pod.

 
   
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Intoxicated Centigor





Bangkok, Thailand

Short progress report- Continuing with the project very slowly at this point because I ran out of parts...ordered more, but the curse of living in Thailand and ordering stuff off ebay is that it takes AGES for anything to come even with fed ex and all that. It's torture because you got the time urge and Idea but have to wait for the bits to come.... Bits -the opium of the miniature masses.

Any ways -so I did what I could with what I had on hand while I wait.

More rocks for the base


Long horns heard leader (Long fang squad leader)











Don't ask me why but I'm stupidly proud of these little dudes-
Servo skulls



Together you get





















War gor or shaman (I guess)-(Wolf priest/chapin)



Look they're actually real shoulder pads!!!!















That's it for now...hope the bits come soon.... As I said bits are definitely the opium of the miniature masses....I think I'm currently suffering from withdraws...

This message was edited 3 times. Last update was at 2012/05/27 04:41:26


   
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Great idea and great execution on the conversions.

My only little nitpick is that the legs and especially the hooves for your minotaurs look way too small to support those monsters.

 
   
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Deadly Dark Eldar Warrior





Brooklyn, NY

I don't know you, but I love you - thank you for your concept and execution.


 
   
Made in th
Intoxicated Centigor





Bangkok, Thailand

Thanks every body for the comments much appreciated.

Adrian Fue Fue- thank you for all the suggestions- Sadly I don’t have an air brush to do the great effect that it can do… want one tho…
I have how ever took you up on your Idea of making the blood more shiny by using tamiya clear red in some of the blood bits. Looks a lot more gorier now
The scout I’m still playing around with- but I scrapped that original version I put up earlier because they looked way too scrawny, but I do like the camo idea and probably will do that kind of thing.

Bruticus- I was thinking of doing the ogre thing as well at first but the size of the stonehorn is too big (in reality rhinos should be at least that size to fit 10 space marines in…) I like the cyborgy beast Idea… my lord is riding one so it might fit into the army- thanks
ps
those are Tau stealth suite legs

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/05/12 05:05:22


   
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Bastia U. (PG)

Amazing project! they are perfect!
   
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You are doing very cool things here.I was a bit worried when everything was sprayed weird orange, but the final paint scheme is superb. Nice work!

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I am blown away....
This is one of the coolest idea/ concepts and follow throughs that I have seen on here in a long time.

Definitely subscribed.

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USA

Dude, awesome job there. This is probably the freshest idea I have seen in a long time. I think space wolves are a good fit given the ferocious nature of beast men. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Really really awesome stuff there

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Awwww tau legs! I was wondering about those. Good find buddy, never realised how much they looked like hooves with a loincloth.
Also really digging the paintjob

 
   
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Birmingham

Amazing, love the paint job. Did you use weathering powders on these to get that effect on the armour?

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Intoxicated Centigor





Bangkok, Thailand

Doombiscuit wrote:Amazing, love the paint job. Did you use weathering powders on these to get that effect on the armour?


under coated black-
the yellow bits- GW Iyanden darksun base- gryphonne sepia wash all over the yellow.
Then Iyanden darksun is reapplied on -the leaving where shadows should be, round some of the edges, and bits around where you want the chips to be.
It is then highlighted with Bleached bone. I also put random blobs of bleached bone around the armor then paint scorched brown within the blobs to create a chipped armor effect.
some of the chipped bit- if you want it a bit darker- just mix the scorched brown and chaos black together then paint it on.

the black bits- start with fortress grey (GW) then shade it to black as you go down each of the armor parts (light on top black on bottom). then just paint chips on it with any silver.

After every thing is done including skin, horns, guns, etc.- I spray them with any shiny clear gloss spray, wait for that to dry, then lightly spray them with flat clear spray (flat over coat). This gives the model a sort of egg shell finish. Also it brings out a lot of the shading and add a bit more detail I think.

By the way- I am running out of GW paint that I mentioned(Iyanden darksun, gryphonne sepia,scorched brown, fortress grey) so need to order some more. With their new paint range that out- I have no idea what the new names of these paints are. If anyone at all can tell me the new names for these paint or the equivalent ofthem- it will be VERY VERY much appreciated.

   
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Great stuff, might have to do something similar with my Beastmen horde sitting on my shelf lol. I don't play fantasy anymore and all those beasts are crying for love.

Very inspiring!

   
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So full of awesome it hurts. One of the better SM converts I've ever seen. Subbed for sure.

Cant wait to see what you do for tanks and whatnot.

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Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Great army mate! But I'm puzzled by 1 thing - you've put so much effort in their gear but still you use the unchanged SM backpacks... that just doesn't seem right. At least some beast-themed decoration would be a great addition imo.

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Fantastic work. Love them all!
   
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The Netherlands

More more more more! Really go full Apocalypse scale with this warband!

What are you planning to use for Terminators? Or Scouts?

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This is the best blog i've seen since Roleplayer's amazingly well painted Blood Ravens. This. As a Beastman player makes me giddy all over. The Tau legs work perfectly the adaptation of the Space Wolf dex is also a awesome idea. And those cyber-minotaurs. Damn. Your an extremely talented sculptor and I love how all of their gear and armor is weathered to all hell.

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Hmm, I see the Wolf Guard (those are normally Terminators right?) are already done. Hmm, you still need Terminator sized fellows I think!

I think a combination of those Tau stealthsuit legs, Chaos Terminator torsos, Ork arms and some other bits could make them look very intimidating. Maybe give them wires coming out of the back of their heads, kind of like the Butcher's Nails used by the World Eaters.

You would need larger shoulderpads, those could be Terminator shoulderpads, or since I've already suggested Ork bits, make them out of the Ork armour plating. I tried something similar in the past (never finished it), which can look quite intimidating: pic 1, pic 2 and pic 3


As for scouts, they are also too cool not to include. You could use scout torsos, Ungor heads and Tau firewarrior legs perhaps?


By the way, something on the side, perhaps it would be a nice touch to add (chain-)bayonets to the (existing) bolters, it will give them that extra savage touch!

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