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The gentleman who provides the overwhelming majority of the figures has his on Litko's 40x40x3, with the intent of using them for Coat of Steel. So I needed to make sure they were based equivalently..

Then, I realized I'd never have anywhere near enough figures to play a regular battle, so I'd want to individually base mine so I could play skirmish rules (30 or so guys on a side) with some of my local friends.

I don't really think Coat of Steel has any hard and fast requirements for base sizes. They probably need to be rectangular though, because it relies on rankings and base frontages. But I'm sure people play with just about anything they want. I know one of the guys who is fairly well known in the WotR gaming sphere has all of his individually based because he thinks it looks better (I'd agree) and he doesn't mind moving all the guys individually.

These aren't mine, btw They belong to a guy who goes by Captain Blood and is one of the better known 15th Century Medieval guys over at Lead Adventure.





But that's a little insane.

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Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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This is some phenomenal work!

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Sorry about the wait. The clowns I ordered them from forgot to ship them for a week, lol.

Because I'm sure this is the question on everyone's mind now:




Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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So any plans to upsize the Primarus?
   
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Either you were unbelievably accurate or GW been round your house and"borrowed" your spec. They are so close it is ridiculous.

And second Whaley, you going to have to truescale the new boys, they is bigger and better after all.

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 Camkierhi wrote:
Either you were unbelievably accurate or GW been round your house and"borrowed" your spec. They are so close it is ridiculous.


It wouldn't be the first time...




So any plans to upsize the Primarus?


Probably not. I don't really like the 8th Edition Nufluff. It doesn't inspire me. In fact, a lot of it is downright silly, even by 40K standards. If I get any Primaris Marines, it will probably be to use as normal Marines (and I'll just swap out their rifles for regular ones and use Mk7 heads). I actually like the aesthetics of the Primaris models (aside from the flying dudes and the Gravis armor), so with a little modification (such as trimming that weird knee pad) they can probably just go into my regular collection. Maybe as Veterans or something.

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Not 40K related, but I figured some people would be interested in what I've been up to. I want to thank everyone who has been on this journey with me. While I don't do too much 40K related modeling anymore, I still had a ton of fun with the True Scale project, and seeing everyone else's contributions inspired by my thread and blog. Anyway, rewinding 39,600 years, or thereabouts, I take you to 15th century England:


After getting intrigued by Coat of Steel and the Perry plastics about a year and a half ago, I set about to doing up some of my own. I became fascinated by John Clifford because his game traits were "Audacious" and "Bloodthirsty" and when I looked him up on Wikipedia, the first picture was of a guy about to stab a child to death. Very well then. This guy needed a 28mm figure of his own, and the model we were using was actually in the heraldry of Thomas (his father).

It turned out John Clifford was even more fascinating in real life and pivotal to several major events in the first portion of the Wars of the Roses (1455-61). Almost a quintessential character for the time period. Violent, merciless, and driven by revenge.

But, I don't know how to do anything simple. I wanted my figures to be based for Coat of Steel (40x40, 3 figure) and individually. I also get bored of just assembling models off the sprue. I want every model to be a little unique, and to stand out. Especially any character model.

So here is the journey so far. I still need to finish basing and a matte varnish (darned hobby stores were out so I've ordered it) plus some little touchups. I'm a mediocre painter, but I'm patient, at least. Then I just need transfers for the wyvern livery badges.

So I wanted to sculpt on more bevors, and ones that looked proper. Too many models without face protection in a world of stabby and pokey bits. Very difficult for the Perry models to do with separate heads, so Green Stuff it was.



I later decided I also needed a plackart on my Clifford and the body I'd chosen didn't have one. More Green Stuff. Clifford himself is 11 separate pieces, plus three sculpted additions.



I also added a sash to the standard bearer, and gave him a right angry looking fellow with a warhammer to round out the command base:



Clifford’s war axe is a custom, cut down from one of the poleaxes, with the hand repositioned so the head of the axe droops slightly, imparting a sense of weight for the top heavy weapon.




I still need to paint the checkers on his sash. Pity me, I somehow chose the guy with white livery coats (argh!) and blue and yellow checkers on his heraldry (double argh). Could a Clifford retinue be any harder to paint? Guess he could some kind of quartered white and yellow livery or something.

Then I strung all the bows with thin gauge wire.





Finally I got custom laser cut bases from LITKO, and mounted everything on 19mm washers. The nice side effect is these are very bottom heavy and don't topple over easily.





Anyhow, hope you guys enjoyed. I'll update this topic when they are fully completed, but since I published my article on Clifford today, I figured I would post this here.

I've also written up an article with a brief history of John Clifford on my blog if anyone is interested in the historical personality behind this project:
https://veteransergeant.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/john-clifford-wars-of-the-roses/

Marneus Calgar is referred to as "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible. If the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

True Scale Space Marines: Tutorial, Posing, Conversions and other madness. The Brief and Humorous History of the Horus Heresy

 
   
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Great to see you and welcome home.

Nice work on the tin men, we all love knights, that is our fascination with SM just knights in tech.





 
   
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These look ace, really like the guy with the Warhammer too.

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