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First a little background...

I kind of inherited a bunch of marines about 7-8 years ago (aka, some guy said, "hey you want all this crap?"). Me, being of sound mind and seeing a couple hundred bucks of OOP marines, said, "yeah, sure. Leave them over there."
With him out the door I looked to see what was there. Turned out to be a 20+ static pose, plastic marines (you know the ones...), about a squad worth of multi-pose plastics, an OOP metal devastator squad, about 6 OOP Metal Assault marines w/ jump packs, rhino, metal Dark Angels Dreadnought, 13 or so OOP terminators, 11ish OOP metal Scouts, 3 bikes, a really old metal dark angels land speeder, and a number of Dark Angels characters and command guys and some tech marines and servitors to boot. Oh, and a TON of bits.

I stumbled across a single image of a Doom Eagles assault marine in the 3rd-ish edition codex and got attached to the color scheme. I also dig what little back story there is about them, so that's why I chose Doom Eagles. I decided to do a whole company because of that image that was in the back (or front) of the space marine codex many years ago... I think it was the entire ultramarines chapter, or a couple companies anyway, + all the OLD land raiders. Now they have the 2nd company pictured in the codex...they stole my thunder. Anyway...

Status of the company is now:
HQ
Captain: DONE Front Back
Company Command Squad: 0/6 done - Picked up the Reclusiam box, going to mix that in with all my other character-y models and see what's what.
Chaplain: DONE Pic
Misc HQ Pieces: DV Libby, 2 different terminator libbies, termy chaplain, foot chaplain: Not really sure what I'm going to do with all of this stuff.

TROOPS
Alpha Tac. Squad: DONE Pic
Beta Tac. Squad: DONE Pic
Gamma Tac. Squad: DONE Pic
Delta Tac. Squad: DONE Pic
Epsilon Tac. Squad: DONE Pic

Scout Squad 1: 0/5
Scout Squad 2: 0/5
Scout Squad 3: 0/5

ELITES
Dreadnought #1: DONE Pic
Dreadnought #2: 0/1 need to convert/build
Terminator CC Squad: 0/10 done, conversions begun Pic
Terminator RA Squad: 0/10 done, conversions begun Pic
Sternguard Veteran Squad: 0/10 Converting models from DV set
Misc Techmarines & Servitors: haven't decided what to do with them, think I have 4-5 servitors and 2-3 techmarines

FAST ATTACK
Zeta Assault Squad: 1/10 need to build convert, paint others
Eta Assault Squad: DONE Pic
Theta Assault Squad: DONE Pic
Vanguard Veteran Squad (Jump): 0/10 need to convert/build/paint
Vanguard Veteran Squad (Ground): 1/10 done Pic - This entire squad will be the metal veterans in the line with the guy pictured, need to convert/build/paint the remaining models
Land Speeders: DONE - 1 set of custom typhoon launchers built, all speeders magnetized to become any variant spec.
Bike Squad #1: DONE Bike #1, Bike #2, Bike#3
Bike Squad #2: DONE - Bike#1, Bike#2, Bike#3
Bike Squad #3: DONE - Bike#1, Bike#2, Bike#3
Attack Bikes: 3/3 Done - Pic
Scout Bikes: 0/3 Done, need to clean/convert/build/paint

HEAVY SUPPORT
Iota Devastator Squad: DONE Pic
Kappa Devastator Squad: DONE Pic
Predator: 0/2 Done
Vindicator: 0/2 Done
Land Raider: 0/2 Done

OTHER VEHICLES
Razorback #1: Done pic1 pic2 pic3 pic4
Rhinobacks: 1/10 Done Rhinoback 1 I'm going to make all of my rhinos out of razorback kits and make each so that it can pop on any add on/mod. Planning 5 tac squad rhinos, 2 Devestator rhinos, and 1-2 for veteran use.
Drop Pods: 0/1 Done

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I was working on a veteran model for my HQ, pictured in the above post, but I wasn't happy with the axe. I just can't seem to figure out how I want to do it. I tried red and going into orange, but it I think I overused the orange and didn't get a good effect. I also, don't really want to just pull the color wheel out and go green... or blue... or purple... But I think I'm going to end up going green, though I think I'm going to start with black with a green wash and pull the edges up to scorpion + white. I don't know, if anyone has a suggestion, throw it out here.

But my new project for the company is to cast my own shoulder pads and replace all replaceable ones on my models. I'm super tired of trying to freehand the damn eagle w/skull. This is going to be my first attempt at casting my own pieces, but I'm pretty happy with the master that I sculpted up. Check it out.


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Got the models and the scheme and the shoulder pads. Time to rock and roll! Good luck

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...waiting for my first mold to dry... then hopefully I can try my first shoulder pad cast.

In the meantime I went with the black to green power axe on my example veteran


Then I started sculpting on a banner. Sadly, I think my green stuff is WAY too old, so it's tough to get it smooth at all. Still, I like how it turned out.

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Got a couple things in the works.

I'm currently painting my Alpha and Beta tactical squads. I've ripped off the old left shoulderpads in preparation for my casting set that should come in soon. Also sculpted a new shoulder pad and will either use both for variation or pick the one that turns out better and go with that.

Here's what they both look like:
Spoiler:


I only have 3 sergeants done at this point, so I need to build the sergeants for my 2 devastator squads and my remaining 2 tactical squads (based on fluff from http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Doom_Eagles#.UC58-91lTsN I'm going with 3 jump pack assault squads vs. 2 and will have a 10 man detachment of Vanguard Veterans from 1st Co.) Once I get those sergeants built, painted, I'll start posting some pics of the squads.

Just being back into the hobby for about a month now and being on here has given me a load of new ideas, techniques, skills, etc... So, a lot of the stuff that I had done with this company before I got back into it, I now want to redo, touch up, add to, and in general, improve. I'm glad I'm learning so much more these days, but it certainly makes for more work to do.

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Got some decent results casting my custom shoulderpads... and a start to custom bases for my high elves too.




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Finally finished painting my Alpha squad (yeah I use greek letters and roman numerals at the same time)... Got molds made for my shoulderpads and fixed them all up with shiny new shoulders.





Next up is to swap out shoulderpads on Beta squad and get those finished up.

Status of the company is now:

Alpha Tac. Squad: DONE
Beta Tac. Squad: Needs shoulderpads & backpacks
Gamma Tac. Squad: Old shoulderpads, but DONE
Delta Tac. Squad: Old Shoulderpads, but DONE
Epsilon Tac. Squad: Old Shoulderpads, but DONE
Zeta Assault Squad: One model done, need to build convert, paint others
Eta Assault Squad: Need to purchase squad
Theta Assault Squad: Needs jump packs, other painting DONE
Iota Devastator Squad: Need Sergeant painted, rest DONE
Kappa Devastator Squad: Need Sergeant painted, rest DONE

None of the HQ, 1st Co detachments, scout detachment, or armory are done.

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Can't believe that barely anyone has posted on this thread so far, really nice work! The greenstuff shoulder pads and banner rule, I want to one day be able to do stuff like that.
   
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Thanks Vlad, I think the shoulder pads are working out pretty well. I have all of my Alpha and Beta tactical squads outfitted with the custom resin shoulder pads, along with my later created sergeants.

I've now got all of my Tactical squads complete. For the 2nd company I'm doing 5 Tac, 3 Assault, and 2 Devastator (just need to finish up painting the sergeants for these and they will be done.)

So here's my Tac squads.

Alpha



Beta



Gamma



Delta



Epsilon


All



Status of the company is now:

Alpha Tac. Squad: DONE
Beta Tac. Squad: DONE
Gamma Tac. Squad: DONE
Delta Tac. Squad: DONE
Epsilon Tac. Squad: DONE
Zeta Assault Squad: One model done, need to build convert, paint others
Eta Assault Squad: squad purchased, need to strip, rebuilt, paint
Theta Assault Squad: Needs jump packs, other painting DONE
Iota Devastator Squad: Need Sergeant painted, rest DONE
Kappa Devastator Squad: Need Sergeant painted, rest DONE

None of the HQ, 1st Co detachments, scout detachment, or armory are done.

Thanks for looking!


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I've also been buying up some stuff on ebay... based on what I have and what is still incoming, these are the peripherals that I'll be able to add to the company soon.

- 1 x Land Raider
- 2 x Razorbacks
- 1 x Rhino (would like to get one for each Tac squad)
- 1 x Predator
- 1 x Drop Pod
- 3 x Land Speeders
- 2 x 5 Bike squadron (+attack Bike)
- 2 x Dreadnought
- 1 x 10 man CC Terminators (lightning claws)
- 1 x 10 man shooty Terminators
- 1 x 7ish(plan to go to 10) man Veteran Vanguard - ground assault
- 1 x 10 man Veteran Vanguard - Jump Packs
- 1 x 10 man Sterguard Veterans
- 2-3 x 5 man Scout squads
- 1 x 6 man HQ

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I finished up the sergeant for one of my devastator squads, so that squad is now officially complete.






I picked up the DV LE box and took the 3 bikes in there and converted just a bit to tone down the sword part of the DA iconography, and threw a couple more skulls on there and inserted shoulder plates from the shoulderpads I've been casting where I could. The sergeant's right shoulder is a bit of a challenge but I might take a swing at it. I think I managed pretty well on the others. Lots of dremel cut-off wheel, x-acto and filing, but it worked. Also seems like a good way to get at the shoulder plates for some of my metal models.

Here's some pics of my bikes in progress... I am continuing the front wing and wing banner-thing on the other bikes in my 2 squads. So with these 3 I have 10 built out with the wings on the front and back. I think I'm going to do the bikes Black, wings red and the standard silver troopers.








I took one of the wheels from my other bike and ran it through the green stuff that I put on these bases... my typical basing on this army started back in 2004-2005 and it was really basic, so I wanted to add a bit as I get away from the 25mm base squads.


That's it for now, thanks for following along!

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Finished up my first Bike! Well... mostly. I really haven't decided how much or what kind of weathering and battle damage to apply to any of this army. So, at this point I'm just going to do the basic paint and once I decide what I want to do, I'll do them all the same.

I'm not entirely pleased with my line highlighting. It's still a bit rough... I've tried using the side of my brush, but I haven't had a ton of success with that either. It worked the best on the front left fender/wheel guard, seen in the second pic below.
Also, I used pink to highlight the red on these... not sure if I'm happy with it or not.

Anyone got some thoughts or suggestions?

Oh, one more question... how do you guys think I should handle squad affiliation with my bike squadrons? My understanding is that the company will break out bikes for their marines when needed, so it's the battle squads that mount up on bikes... I think I could just ignore squad affiliation for these or give them one of the assault squad affiliations. Thoughts?




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Great project! Great progress!
What methods did you use to create the molds/cast the pads? This is something I might want to look into trying considering how well yours turned out.
Keep it up!

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Outside the DarkTower, amongst the roses.

My first 40k army ever I did a Doom Eagles army. I am now over to the chaos side but still have a place in my heart for the DE. Consider me subbed. The shoulder pads look very badass, I wish I would have tried that last year.

Where are the jump troops? Do you plan to run them as BA or c:sm? Thats where I went wrong I ran them as vanilla sm, wish I would have run them as blood angels.

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So the sculpts for the shoulderpads are just interpretations of the doom eagles iconography I saw on the rare GW assault marine you see, and from warhammer40k wiki and lexicanum. I did 3 different versions and decided to use the one for tac squads, one for assault/elites, and one for heavy support.

To make the molds I used Oomoo 25 Silicon and the same company's Smoothcast 300 2 part resin. In Blackhand's casting tutorial thread, there is a TON of info, and I now understand why Aretheon (sp?) recommends the Smoothcast 305 (longer pot life) as you really only have a minute or two of nice liquid consistency to get the resin into your molds.


Oh, yes... Jump Pack Assault squads... so I have one assault squad fully painted, but missing jump packs (I'm casting some for them and plan to cast up the same ones for all my jump pack marines.) So I haven't posted them up yet. I need to do some modifications to the base jump pack I'm going to cast, so that's still in the works.
I also just got another 10 man assault squad from ebay and got them into the stripping liquid... that will take a while to strip them down and rebuild that squad, and they'll need the custom jump packs I'm making too...
I started with 6 OOP metal assault marines with metal jump packs, and I've added 14 or 16 veteran vanguard marines. 9 of those will probably be a veteran vanguard jump squad with their sergeant being the metal Shrike model (with a few conversions of iconography). The rest of those vanguard I guess will fill out my metal jump squad... So, as a company they will have 30 jump pack assault marines and a 10 man vanguard detachment.

As to how I plan on playing them... I really haven't thought about that too much. They're from the Ultramarines line, so I feel like they need to be vanilla... but then there's the elite assault component to their story, so maybe BA is the way to go. I took this on more as a painting/modeling project and didn't really think too much about playing them. I have a World Eaters army to eat other armies with if need be.

Thanks for the feedback guys!

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Outside the DarkTower, amongst the roses.

They're from the Ultramarines line, so I feel like they need to be vanilla


That was why i picked vanilla, I was trying to be as fluffy as possible. In the end though when i seen how much more effective I could have made my army with the BA dex I really did come close to switching.

Every Dakkanaught gets a 4+ Pinch of Salt save.
When you suffer a Falling Sky hit, roll a D6 - on a 4+ the hit is ignored as per the Pinch of Salt save. On a 1-3 panic insues - you automatically fail common sense tests for the next 2 weeks and get +7 to your negativity stat. -Praxiss


 
   
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hopefully at the end of the day I'll have PLENTY of models to field just about anything... though, I might consider picking up a Baal pred or two.

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Small update on the bike squadron progress...

I have 1 bike done, 9 others that have been converted to have the wing motif that the DV Box set bikes have. Here's the first batch, I put the finished bike in with these 6 that I'm currently painting. I have 3 more converted, but I need to fill a few holes before priming them.





I bought 2 attack bikes off ebay and have them sitting in some Super Clean to get rid of their nasty paint. And then...shocking even myself... I found a sidecar with both weapon options just sitting in my bits box.

I posted a question in the regular painting and modeling forum about whether or not to base an attack bike. They don't really make bases that work for them really well, but I got some advice from some people there and decided to make my own base for them. In that thread it was mentioned to magnetize the sidecar and the underside of some standard bikes. So... mini project... I built the sidecar I found in my bits box, magnetized both weapon options (metal so the magnets work OK, but they're really heavier than the magnets can take)... and added a magnet to the underside of a bike and the flange that you would normally glue to the underside of the bike. Again, with the entire sidecar assembly being metal it's a bit heavier than the magnets can easily take, but it works! To make this manageable, I took a 40mm base, cut off part of one side and then used green stuff to make the sidecar base flush up to the normal bike bases. I'm going to make a mold of the sidecar base and cast up a couple more for the sidecars I have to strip. All in all, I love this idea of magnetizing the sidecars... I'll be able to do anywhere between 9 bikes and 3 attack bikes or 12 normal bikes. And with all the sidecars having both multimelta and heavy bolters available, this is going to be a very flexible bunch of bikes.

Here's a pic of the sidecar on the base lined up with my painted bike:


And Here's a pic of the base, side car and magnetized weapon options:


Thanks for reading guys!

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Progress on two fronts to report!

#1 Bike Sergeant for my first bike squad is done.... When I say "done" I mean it's at the stage that I'm comfortable with, but I think I'm going to hold out until I get either much more of the company finished or until I finish the whole thing to do final highlights and maybe add some battle damage/wear and tear. For now I'll just think of the company as freshly refitted with repairs, replacements, and a fresh coat of paint haha. I've only been back at this for almost 2 months after well over 5 years away from the hobby, so I still feel like my fine detail work needs to improve before I really try to add those finishing touches.

Anyway, with the bike sergeant, I used the DV box set sergeant, but I hates me some bare heads, so I cut his head off (and some of my thumb) above the nose part of his mask and slipped in a sliced off marine head. The greenstuff work to mesh the two and add back in the cloak hood to the top turned out much less smooth than I wanted, but I went with it anyway. I also removed the sword from the front fenders and replaced it with a halved skull. Then I dremeled one of my cast shoulderpads that I'm using for assault troops to leave just the chapter icon and glued that in place on his existing shoulderpad. I think that covers the conversions that I did on this guy. So, here he is:






#2 I finally decided how I'm going to do my jump packs. I wanted something more than normal jump packs and I wanted it with iconography specific to the Doom Eagles... Fortunately, there was a pretty good starting point in existence; that being Shrike's jump pack. The iconography was pretty darn close to what Doom Eagles would use. I did need to make some changes. There's a bird skull on the back of the Shrike pack between the boosters, so I removed that and replaced it with a standard skull. There's also a smoke launcher or something that sits right above his head on the front of the pack. That had to go and I dremeled out a nice hollow for the head and a portion of underneath the top wings. I think on the Shrike model, his jump pack sits pretty high and back, but I needed it lower and more forward, thus the hollowing out where the marine's head will go...

Here's the result all painted up and mounted on an assault marine (he's already had his shoulderpads replaced with my custom ones):




That's it for now. Hoping to finish up more bikes soon as I cast up ~40 more jump packs and fill holes in them with green stuff...

Thanks for reading, thoughts, opinions, critiques, etc, ... more than welcome!

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I love that back pack, well done.

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When you suffer a Falling Sky hit, roll a D6 - on a 4+ the hit is ignored as per the Pinch of Salt save. On a 1-3 panic insues - you automatically fail common sense tests for the next 2 weeks and get +7 to your negativity stat. -Praxiss


 
   
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The Biker sgt head is simply brilliant, I'm considering trying to recreate it somehow

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 Knightley wrote:
The Biker sgt head is simply brilliant, I'm considering trying to recreate it somehow



Thanks! I think the hardest part is getting the cuts to match up between the existing mask part of the biker's head and the top of the marine head you're going to use.

Mine is rougher in person around the top of the "cheeks" of the mask. And I think if I had to do it over again I would have used more fill/head at the back to raise the head up a bit and create a bit more room for the eye lenses.

I made a cut with my xacto right where the mask nose part ends, then I used 3 different dremel bits to get that original head out of there. They are all carving/engraving bits. One is a very sharply pointed cone This One, one is basically a tiny engraving bit that works great for removing plastic material in hard to reach places One of These, and the last is a round-tip cone that removes bulk material pretty fast This One


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.... And now my ideas are getting out of control....

I've got pretty much everything I need to finish the Doom Eagles 2nd Company w/1st co, and scout detachments minus a couple extra vehicles... and time.

But I also had someone drop a Valhallan IG force on me many years ago... and I bought some SoB... and some GK....and another bunch of IG...anyway...

Ended up with: (not terribly familiar with IG models)
~53 Valhallan Infantry
~10 Beret wearing storm troopers (some metal, some plastic single pose)
~45 Cadian Infantry
~12 Steel Legion Infantry
a handful of commissars, ratlings, Ogryns, Rough Riders and misc 'who knows'
2 Chimera
1 Hellhound
6 Leman Russ (various barrels)

On the GK front:
1 Inquisitor
20ish Strikers

SoB:
1 Celestine
10ish Seraphim
6ish battle sisters

So...yeah...starting to think about one big ass imperial array. They're all battle brothers in terms of allies. And I think with the extra devoutness of the Doom Eagles, not to mention their color scheme, they should all fit together fairly nicely. If I need a break from Doom Eagles before the company is done, I have plenty to keep me going.

For the overall color schemes there's
- Doom Eagles (silver black red)
- Grey Knights (silver red gold)
- SoB (probably go with the black armor, red robes and white accents scheme)
- IG (I think I'll try out greys and reds for all of them. I like the way the Voystran vehicles are painted in the codex, but I would go more grey than they do with the brownish tint, but keep the red markings)

Oh and then theres the High Elf army I need to strip and repaint! YAY!



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Back to the Doom Eagles front....

more bikes progress!

I had 5 in progress here with silver and red done.



And here they are finished:

Plasma Gunner:




Bolt Pistol Guy:



Biker:


Biker:


Biker:


Group of the 5 I just finished + the first regular biker I finished:


All of the Bikes I have done as of now:





I got seriously tired of painting bikes during this, and I still have 3 bikes to touch up the conversions on, 3 sidecars to build and convert (and magnetize) and another 2 bikes to build/convert/magnetize... soooo tired of bikes.

I think next I'll paint my other devastator sergeant then maybe push on with some assault marines.

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Shifting away from Bikes now, I started painting the sergeant for my other Devastator squad. Primed black, I started with a chainmail basecoat, then laid on a black wash for shading. I watered it down a bit and put it on heavy, so as I was waiting for that to dry, I picked up a Terminator sergeant that I began converting a couple weeks ago.

I started getting an idea in my head when I saw the vertical wings sticking up from the DV box Termy Sergeant's torso top. I honestly hate them pretty excessively, but it gave me the idea to try some kind of sculpted covering for the boring top of my Terminators. I had to wait for the wash on my Devastator sergeant anyway, so I decided to try to lay on the first sculpt layer of my Terminator top idea. Here's some WIP shots of where I am with it.

1st I layed down a relatively even depth of green stuff and marked out the areas where I would need to remove some material.


Then I removed said material:


Next I marked out the basic feather layers/shapes:


Then I went through and pressed in the lines of the feather divisions with a new x-acto blade and kind of smoothed them down a bit:


Added some more detail, but the green stuff is still a bit too soft to get hard detail into it. I plan to keep the feathers abstract rather than going for realistic detail. That will keep them in line with the way the rest of the wing motifs appear in the army. But that just reminds me that I need to smooth out the topmost parts of the wing and make it more angular. Beyond the wings, once they cure completely I'm going to potentially add a skull in there to really make it all Doom Eagle-y, and perhaps a few more details.

I want at the end to be able to cast more of these rather than try to sculpt 19 more of these things... To do this I may have to make a press mold or find some way to suspend him upside down into silicone to make the mold. Regardless, between the Terminator wings/crest and the jump packs I've already converted and created a mold for it, and all the other crap I'm likely to sculpt and convert for this project... I will have done a TON of these wing/skull customizations.


Thoughts, suggestions, critiques anyone?

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This is a spectacular project! Great color work. Nice to see the Doom Eagles en masse. You've got some really great conversions going on too.

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 Gorgrimm wrote:
This is a spectacular project! Great color work. Nice to see the Doom Eagles en masse. You've got some really great conversions going on too.


Thanks!

I've finished off the sergeant for my other Dev squad and figured I'd post a pic of ALL the progress I've made.

Here's the Sergeant



And him with the rest of Kappa Squad: (I know... drill the barrels... painted these guys 5+ years ago and the thought of drilling big holes into metal gives my hand cramps)


And here's everything I've got painted, plus some soon to be worked on stuff:


Thanks for following!

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Another update!

Being quite tired of working on bikes, tac squads, devastator squads and the like, I've decided that it's time to do a character.

I've had the DV LE Box chaplain staring at me since I got it, so I decided to work on him. But GW went a bit nuts with the Dark Angels iconography on him...so, first things first: conversions!

1. Sword on head... gone! So small and I'm not sure I got it centered well (something I find I have problems with sculpting) but I think it will turn out well:


2. BIG Sword icon on the cloak... gone! It took a while to figure out how to turn this into a Doom Eagles symbol, but I think that extending the bottom extension of the wings and smoothing down the existing sword to act as a center feather... plus adding the skull... worked out well.


3. Angels on the Crozius, sword on the shoulderpad, swords on the plasma pistol and sword on the beltbuckle area (can't see in pic)... ALL gone! Once I managed to slice off enough of the robed guy on the crozius - on both sides - I had to add a bit of green stuff to give the effect of tail feathers and of course do skulls... I'm so happy with the skull I did on the shoulderpad. I think that'sthe best one I've done. Also, hard to see but removing the sword on each side of the plasma pistol also required re-establishing the casing lines on the front of the plasma pistol.


All in all, I'm rather happy with it. Letting the green stuff cure overnight and if it will stop raining, I'll basecoat him in the morning. I've been looking at exactly what to do with his robes and cloak - paintwise. Based on what I've done so far for the chapter/company the robes would be red. For the cloak I'm not sure. I think painting the inner part grey to white would contrast nicely. For the outer part of the cloak, maybe black?

It's nice to be working on something besides bikes and regular marines.

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Chaplain Update!

He's now built, primed and in the process of being painted. I magnetized the plasma pistol hand in case I ever decide to use a different weapon. No plans on that yet.

I decided to go with a red robe, black outer cloak and white inner cloak. I started out by painting the base. Pretty generic. On the cloak I started with a nice smooth coat of Adeptus Battlegrey, then went up to codex grey, fortress grey, fortress/elf grey mix, elf grey, elf/white mix, skull white. I was doing a few pretty watery layers from fortress to white. My last few layers were basically glazes. I think if I tried to line highlight with pure white right now it might just screw up the effect. I also went in with a 8-1 water-baddab black wash and went into the cloak recesses and did a bit on the main parts. I had to wipe some excess off so the pigment didn't stain the white, but I think it added just a bit of depth. I did have to go back and add another thin layer of white to touch up the highlights.

Anyway, here's some WIP shots:




Thanks for reading!

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FINALLY getting back to it...

...and lets dig right in. The converted chaplain from the DV set is DONE. I'm pretty pleased with him, but I did have some paint problems stemming from having some paint in the old hex-flip-top bottles that's like 12+ years old, some from the hex-screw-top, some from the hex-screw-and-flip-top and some in the more recent circular flip-tops... Anyway, quite a bit was near death and I've had to recondition it as best as possible.




WOO!

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Quick update.

Since my Chaplain is out of the way, and my work station is set up in my new house, I have to get back to the bikes that I let gather dust for the last few months.

In terms of the models I have left, I have 3 bikes - one that will be a sergeant - that are converted to the wing motif that my finished bikes have. One of those is set up with sidecar magnets under it. In addition I have two bikes that were just horribly painted and modeled that I got as attack bikes on eBay. I seriously may just have to put them in the simple green for the 3rd time. These bikes will also get sidecar magnets if they are salvageable. Fortunately the sidecars that came with these bikes are metal and stripped down just fine. One sidecar I have primed and ready to paint the other two are in the midst of getting drilled and magnetized.

Somewhere along the way I picked up a biker chaplain... Don't think I'll ever use him, but I might just steal his bike if one of the horrid ones isn't salvageable.

Oh! Before I start the bikes I have 2 more jump packs primed and in progress... Hopefully I can knock those out pretty quick and start cranking out some assault marines soon. But I also have to start producing more jump packs again. I really want to get some Smooth cast 305 to hopefully cut down on the number of fills I have to do with GS.

More soon!

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Love the greenstuffing nice project keep it up!

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