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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

I have been tossing around an ambitious modelling idea for about a year while I have been building my own home (yep foundation/frames/walls/paint/roof all done by yours truly). Now that I have finished the biggest modelling project I think I will ever do (yes I consider building my house a modelling project) and I have a warm dry place to hide my models I have decided to start the second biggest modelling project I will ever do and commit it to paper. It makes it very real to do this, but hopefully it will provide the motivation for me to stick with it.

A little background on me, I have been collecting, gaming and painting mini's for a long time, my first introduction was 2nd Edition AD&D and its few models, Rogue Trader and Warhammer in the early days. I have only been an on and off hobbyist in the last few years due to getting married, building a home, but now I plan on jumping back in with everything I have got. I am a patternmaker by trade so am very familiar with casting, molding, sculpting and the like and am an Industrial Designer from uni so have a good understanding of 3d modelling, sketching and color. This doesn't however translate to the painting of minis and I have always been a weaker painter than converter and gamer. But I am quick with the brushes and usually get a nice neat finish.

Now onto the plan...... I want to collect, assemble and paint a 2,000 point army for every codex (current crop that is, not ones like Catachan, Eye of Terror, Craftworld Eldar etc. etc.) and Army Book (I plan on including a Chaos Dwarf list from Tamurkhan or whatever it is from Forgeworld). Plus I want to do three Inquisitors and there retinue (one for Malleus, Hereticus and Xenos about 12 models plus Chimera) just because I can and fluff wise these 3 keep popping up all over the place so I though I should make models of them.

Now I have been accused of being crazy and overly ambitious, but many, many moons ago I was inspired by I think it was Rick Priestly in a White Dwarf from yesteryear that talked about collecting an army of models you like, to a theme you like, paint it, make a carrying case for the whole army and then stop. Use it against all comers, if people want to fight with a larger army then they can, you will just take your humble 2,000 point army (or stick a few armies together as allies). So this is what I am going to do. As rules and editions are updated and changed I plan to try and tweak the list as little as possible so the army is still usable. "Counts as" may become my friend in the future.

I have written a list for each army, competitiveness is up for debate, but that is not the point, I have never been much into the tournament scene so I am not after an ultra competitive army (oh the horror of not being competitively minded). I have then written a piece of fluff (probably poorly) explaining the goals/motivation/reason for the army (as an army approaches completeness I may expand on the fluff).

So what I will be using this post for is to document my long term goal with pictures, anecdotes and the like and hopefully some of the gaming community can come along for the ride. Support is hoped for, comments and criticism are welcome (go easy I have never been that great a painter) and general shenanigans are encouraged. Feel free to make comment on the fluff, I like to continually polish things as I go and if you feel the fluff isn't quite right or lacks something let me know. Or just let me know you like it!

Below are the races and proposed names of the Armies I plan on collecting:

Warhammer
Vampire Counts Army - The Rakminov Family
Vampire Counts Army - The Ghoul Court of Strigany
Vampire Counts Army - Hunting Pack of Blood Keep
Vampire Counts Army - Mnemenorth's Slaves to Undeath
Vampire Counts Army - The Coven of Lahmian Excesses
Empire Army - The Obsidian Order
Empire Army - The Thunderous Cacophony, Artillery Train of Nuln
Bretonnian Army - Baron Reinholf’s Household
Bretonnian Army - The "Vain" Quest for the Grail, the 11th Crusade of Araby
Dwarf Army - The Throng of Kark Veng
Dwarf Army - The Gate Sentinels of Barrak Varr
Warriors of Chaos Army - Ashenvaal’s Revenge
Lizardman Army - Guards of the Piranha Swamps
Beastman Army - The Harvesters of Morrslieb
Ogre Kingdoms Army - The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters
Orcs and Goblins Army - The Bloodfang Tribe
Orcs and Goblins Army - The Forked Moon Tribe
Skaven Army - Greypaw Hollow, Clan Skryre Research Warren
Skaven Army - Den of the Swaying Tail, Clan Eshin Training Warren
Skaven Army - The Fetid Grove, Clan Pestilence Distillery
Skaven Army - The Abomination Pits, Clan Moulder Breeding Den
Tomb Kings Army - The Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar
Tomb Kings Army - The Alabaster Army of Quatar
Chaos Dwarfs - Slavers of the Black Fortress
Daemons of Chaos Army - The Jailbreak of K'Z'Arkera'ss the Deceiver
Daemons of Chaos Army - Devotees to Be'Zul'Ab'Iz
Daemons of Chaos Army - The Blood Ravagers Court
Daemons of Chaos Army - The Rot Carnival
High Elf Army - The Hunters of Chrace
High Elf Army - Guardians of the White Tower
High Elf Army - The Everqueen's Court
High Elf Army - The Gate Wardens of Lothern
High Elf Army - The Dragon Riders of Caledor
High Elf Army - Lords of the Open Plains
High Elf Army - Ghosts of the Cursed Lands
Dark Elf Army - The Witch King's Guard
Dark Elf Army - The Slavers of Karond Kar
Dark Elf Army - The North Tower
Dark Elf Army - The "Nobility" of Hag Graef
Dark Elf Army - Khaine's Chosen of Har Ganeth
Dark Elf Army - Clar Karond's Carnival of Monsters
Dark Elf Army - The Black Ark "Harvester of Sorrow"
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Sethayla
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Selathoi
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Talu
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Auryaur
Wood Elf Army - The Spirits of Loren
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Arahain and Nymraif
Wood Elf Army - The Kindred of Caidath
Stormcast Eternal - ???
Khorne Bloodbound - ???

Warhammer 40,000
Orks Army - Grimskraga's Razorfangs
Tyranid Army - Hive Fleet 105_856EXTREMIS99B Codename: Acidica
Murdoch's 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armoured
Necron Army - The Reclamation Legion of Tomb World Fordris
Sisters of Battle Army - The Albigensian Crusade
Grey Knights Army - The Purging of Skalathrax, Strike Force Varn
Ordos Malleus Inquisitor - Daemonhunter Grendl Oriens and Coterie
Ordos Xenos Inquisitor - Alien Savant Hiroko and Kill Team
Ordos Hereticus Inquisitor - Witchfinder Tasetus and Coven
Tau Army - The El’Res Schism
Tau Army - Fasight Enclaves - El'Pui Reactionary Battlesuit Cavalry
Black Templars Army - Crusade Bacchus
Iron Hands Army - Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company ‘Skythaal Incident’
Space Marines Army - Brotherhood of the Storm, White Scars 2nd Company
Space Marines Army - Imperial Fist 3rd Company Sentinels of Terra, Crusade of Thunder
Space Marines Army - Ultramarines 5th Company, Wardens of the Eastern Fringe
Space Marines Army - Raven Guard (NO NAME YET)
Space Marines Army - The Rok Hunters of Hemlock River, Salamanders Strike Force Helldrake
Dark Angels Army - Hunt for the Fallen
Blood Angel Army - Blood Angels Strike Force ‘Panacea’
Space Wolves Army – Kjarl Grimblood’s Great Company ‘The Fire Wolves'
Chaos Daemons Army - Be’Zul’Ab’Iz’s Host
Chaos Daemons Army - Jailers of K'Z'Arkera'ss the Deceiver
Chaos Daemons Army - Khorne Daemons (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Daemons Army - Nurgle Daemons (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs
Chaos Space Marines Army - World Eaters (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Thousand Sons (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Iron Warriors (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Word Bearers (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Emperors Children (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Night Lords (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Death Guard (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Black Legion (NO NAME YET)
Chaos Space Marines Army - Red Corsairs (NO NAME YET)
Dark Eldar Army - Kabal of the Eyeless Depths
Dark Eldar Army - Void Masters of the Eyeless Depths
Dark Eldar Army - The Outcasts of the Kabal
Dark Eldar Army - Arena Champions of the Cult of the Envenomed Fang
Dark Eldar Army - Aerialists of the Envenomed Fang
Dark Eldar Army - Coven of the Twisted Limb
Dark Eldar Army - The Monstours Carnival of the Twisted Limb
Eldar Army - The Ghost Warriros of Yarn Le'ath
Eldar Army - Yarn Le'ath Wild Riders
Eldar Army - The Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath
Eldar Army - The Loss of Yarn Le'ath
Eldar Army - The Outcasts from the Path
Eldar Army - Fury of Yarn Le'ath
Eldar Army - The Veiled Fist Corsairs, Outriders of Yarn Le'ath
Adeptus Mechanicus - ???
Skitarii - ???
Genestealer Cult - ???
Deathwatch - ???

I plan on doing one army at a time, I get too easily distracted so I need to focus my energies on one step at a time, so I will pick one, post up its army list and fluff and then go for it. Opinions on the army composition are welcomed, but please note theme and fluff and my model preference is more important than tabletop performance. I am up for making changes if people really think I should, but once the models are purchased that is it for changing (at least until the Codex or Army book gets changed).

Once a project is done I am up for suggestions on which one to do next. I am not following any set order, but would probably like to avoid horde armies back to back. I am only one man after all. I will try to include both Work In Progress photos when I remember, but want to focus more on the finished models. Feel free to ask about any of the proposed armies and I will let you know what their story is.

One other hobby/modelling thing I would like to do is make a few choice pieces of themed terrain for each army, nothing too much, or that would give an advantage, maybe some objective markers that can just add an extra flavor for when the army is on the tabletop. With this I would really appreciate some input from the community as to what they think I should do for each army.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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I find myself thinking too closely to your line of thinking for comfort some times. Like: hey I have all these space marines, wonder what I should do with them?? I know! I'll make a whole company + support detatchments! Needless to say, the notion of overly ambitious projects appeals to me highly. Cheers to not being so tied to uber competitive lists, I like a great looking, appealing army that you can learn to win with, rather than min-maxing the latest codex doo-dads. I'll be following your ambitiousness with interest. You can see mine in the link on my sig.

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2nd Co. Doom Eagles
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High Elves
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I'm loving the names
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Ok, it has been decided Imperial Guard are the first cab off the rank. I have attached the army list and fluff below for perusal and I have attached the first lot of images. Assembling everything I had kicking around I will only need to buy 4 Sentinels and 2 Chimeras (not bad since I have never been a guard player). Some of the models have paint that may need stripping, the tanks have undergone a little surgery to change weapon fits and I have converted two to become Leman Russ Exterminators for a little anti-infantry mayhem. Without further adieu:

2,000 Point Warhammer 40,000 Imperial Guard Army - Murdoch’s 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armoured

Specialist Murdoch - [Lord Commisar], Power Weapon

7th Heavy Mounted Infantry ‘The Foot Sloggers’[Veteran Squad] - Veteran Sergeant Kreel and 9 Veterans, 3 armed with Grenade Launchers, Grenadiers, Chimera ‘AAV-11’
4th Heavy Mounted Infantry ‘Short Straw’[Veteran Squad] - Veteran Sergeant Pateel and 9 Veterans, 3 armed with Flamers, Grenadiers, Chimera ‘AAV-32’
5th Heavy Mounted Infantry ‘Lucky Spades’[Veteran Squad] - Veteran Sergeant Jaleel and 9 Veterans, 3 armed with Meltaguns, Grenadiers, Chimera ‘AAV-27’
21st Wayfinder Infantry ‘Slow Pokes’[Veteran Squad] - Veteran Sergeant Endeel and 9 Veterans, 3 armed with Sniper Rifles, Forward Sentries

1st Recon Squad ‘Eyes of the Brigade’ - 2 Scout Sentinels
18th Recon Squad ‘Brigade Guides’ - 2 Scout Sentinels
12th Recon Squad ‘Loose Cannons - 2 Scout Sentinels

3rd Close Support Division ‘The Exterminators’ [Leman Russ Squadron] - 2 Leman Russ Exterminators with Heavy Bolter Sponsons, Dozer Blades
11th Siege Spearhead ‘Glory Hounds’ [Leman Russ Squadron] - 2 Leman Russ Demolishers, Dozer Blades
56th Tank Hunter Division ‘Death Dealers’ [Leman Russ Squadron] - 2 Leman Russ Vanquishers both with Lascannons, Dozer Blades

Total List = 2,000 Points - 41 on Foot, 15 Vehicles

Tactics:

This list is a one trick pony. TANKS!!! The Leman Russ Tanks will be required to dominate the field, each variant will have a different task, but with their ability to move and fire they should be able to roll up the field taking all in their stride.

The Veterans in Chimera are to seize and hold objectives as the Tanks roll passed. They will only engage the enemy at range or suicide charge to protect a tank. The Lord Commissar will add a little close combat muscle. The Veterans on foot will sit on an objective as early as possible and use their Sniper Rifles to pin a high priority infantry target.

Priority targets are anything that can hurt the tanks. Other tanks, Melta and Lance Weapons, Monstrous Creatures, The Vanquishers will target other tanks, Exterminators will deal with infantry armed for anti-tank and the Demolishers will target anything else.

Background:

EDIT - Fluff has been moved to a different Thread see my signature below.

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The Vanquishers - some repair and recoat work, but shouldn

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The Black Vanquisher, notice the dual tracks

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The Black Vanquisher rear detail

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Best looking tank in the army ;-)

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Best looking Tank side view

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Start of the Converted Leman Russ Exterminators

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Exterminator I

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Exterminator II

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The Heavy Hitters, Leman Russ Demolishers

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The

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The

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First Squad of Grenadier Veterans with a Chimera

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The rest of the Grenadiers no Chimera yet see Murdoch in the front in his stolen Commisar Uniform, need to get rid of his plasma pistol though

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Should be able to repair these two Sentinels, I hope....

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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I like how you name each group. Gives them some nice flavor.

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World Eaters
High Elves
OOP Stuff for Sale 
   
Made in us
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You're insane!

I'm loving this, from the names to the scale of the project to the "gotta catch em all" idea in the first place.

Subscribed, this looks like a fun journey to follow

The Seraphs of Thunder: a homebrew, almost entirely converted successor Deathwing. And also some Orks. And whatever else I have lying around. 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Ok a quick update, didn't get as much done as I had hoped during ANZAC day, but had other duties so that was not a surprise. Planning on having my first ever game of sixth edition with the Imperial Guard (in fact first EVER game using the Imperial Guard). Will be going without 4 sentinels and 2 Chimera as I have yet to actually get these models (stupid slow paypal). Anyway on to some updates.....

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Converted Sniper Vet - a couple of lasguns together and Marine scopes I think may a convincing Sniper Rifle

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Forward Sentry Vet and Sniper, the squad will get some form of Camo cloak once done

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Murdoch in his stolen Commisar outfit, now with proper pistol

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1st of the rebuilt Sentinels, didn't come up too badly, but had to scratch build a new canopy

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Rebuilt Sentinel 2, see above about canopy

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Chimera Commander close up - the Grenadier Vets will have a similar armour pattern


See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Had my first ever game of 6th Edition 40k on the weekend courtesy of NSW Northern Knights games club. Was a great day and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Was handed an absolute pummeling though, never recovered from a turn 1 drop pod with 5 Sternguard Vets loaded with melta or combi-meltas. A good scatter roll and say goodbye to both of the Demolishers.

The only unit that survived was the lone Chimera (I played at 1750 points because I am still waiting the remaining sentinels and Chimeras)

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






USA, Indiana

Good stuff and good luck!

Dont worry, Be happy
Play:
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Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Well the Powers that be have been conspiring heavily against my progress in this project. I was struck down with a devastating flu that really knocked me about, now my wife has bronchitis that has put a dampener on things. However, I have managed over the previous weekend to make a little progress so I will post a couple of pics (low quality and poor lighting) showing where I am up to.

So to start with I have cut the foam in an old Games Workshop carry case to suit my needs and I will be able to put the entire army safely into one case, which is my intention for every army. They fit quite well with a little judicious cutting.



Next up are some close ups of the infantry fast approaching completion, forgive the poor lighting but it was late and I was in a hurry. But I believe the colours come through ok.


Sergeant of the boys in Red with CCW swapped.


One of the boys in Red.


A boy in Blue


A Green Veterans.

I just need to add the camo stripes to the black armour plates like the Chimera commander above, give the yellow an orange wash to tie it in better and the exposed flesh where needed and my Infantry are all done. SO close its painful.


Sniper Veteran, I am really happy with the way the Sniper Rifles turned out, if anyone wants to know how I did them I can post up some step by step photos.


Murdoch looking a little shiny for my liking, looks like his storm coat is latex........may need a drybrush or something to take the edge off.


All 41 of my infantry, getting close to finished. Need to start thinking of basing.



Most importantly I recently had the final components for the army arrive, God Bless Ebay. (2 Chimeras and 4 Sentinels)

So there you have it, I have not progressed like I had wanted to, but am glad I managed something. The major things I am contending with in the near future is what to base the army with. A couple of the tanks have had some snow effect (white flock) glued to the tracks and guards, don't ask me what possessed me many moons ago to do that. Since I am not really keen to try and scrape it off does anyone know if paint goes well with flock? Or should I just base everyone in a nice wintery theme? Thanks for the input.

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See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

An exciting update, well at least for me. I have finished all of the infantry off and one of the Chimera's. What I mean by finished is all the models have had a coat of varnish and their bases have been modeled in some way. For this army I have gone for a snowy terrain with plenty of rocks and tundra grass to break up the stark whiteness. I am extremely happy with it and it helps to tie the army together. The tanks are also going to get a little snow drizzle here and there, but hopefully I don't overdo it.

I was a little concerned the army colors were a little rag-tag since they were second hand or half painted models. But with the consistent black armor plates and uniform basing I think they tie in well together. I am extremely happy with the way the Forward Sentry Vets camo-cloaks have come out. Will help me remember they have them now.

A friendly shout out to the staff of GW Parramatta for some useful tips on using the snowy flock.

Now onto the finished pics:

The Green Grenadiers, they have there transport finished. I am undecided if each of the Chimeras will have a commander out the top hatch.





Without a transport I have found the Meltas are just not effective, but once they are mounted up I feel they will become a much bigger threat.



Like the Meltas, the flamers lack range and mobility, but oh are they great at tearing mobs to pieces.



The Squad I am really happy with, the cloaks really make the unit and I like the Sniper Rifle conversions.





Finally my leader, I find that he isn't all that effective as I don't really want to assault and Imperial Guard units tend to die rather than have to take morale checks. Ah well practice makes perfect.




So that is where I stand so far. My plan is to now do the Leman Russ Tanks as they mostly need touch up paint work and the snow effects and that shouldn't take too long. Then I will do a pair of sentinels, a Chimera, a pair of sentinels etc. etc. until I am finished. I will keep people posted and hope that my posts are at least mildly entertaining to someone at the very least and people enjoy the journey.

Thanks for reading so far.

I really wish I could figure out photobuckets editing, it never seems to keep the changes I have made consistently, next time I am just going to photoshop them before upload.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in au
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Australia

As usual I have failed miserably at keeping to my deadlines. But I have perservered and I must thank the interested parties for keeping me updating. It helps a lot when I think there are people interested in looking at the ramblings of a mad man.

I have now finished the Vanquishers and Exterminators (however I still need to add snow to the Exterminators. I finished them off today before jumping on a plane to Melbourne to attend my wife's, cousins wedding. What does that make her to me you ask? Well family of course.

Some pretty pictures......notice the fish tank of death in the background?





















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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Those are some fantastic tanks mate, very inspiring! I play mech guard among others and some of those little coversions really stand out, especially the double tracks. I'm definitely going to copy the sniper rifle idea. I love snipers but hate the ratling models so that's a great option instead.

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Greetings to anyone still reading, it has been a little while since I have posted anything, I am not going anywhere, but I have had a few distractions. Mostly with Infinity. I had a demo game that intrigued me. Not sure if it has legs. But the models are nice and I picked up a box of Nomads. Time will tell if it goes anywhere....

Yes I know I am letting myself get distracted by all the wrong things.

Anyway, I have now finished off the last two Leman Russ, this time of the Demolisher variety and I have now also built all of the remaining units for the army (this is 2 Chimera and 4 more Sentinels totaling 6). I can definitely see an end to this army now and hopefully full steam ahead.

I was all set to have a game of 40K over at the NSW Northern Knights this coming Sunday and even get in an intro game to Infinity, but alas my Wife was born on this coming weekend and I nearly committed the cardinal sin of forgetting! Well not really her presents are all wrapped and I have decided on the cake I will make her, but I didn't consider maybe just maybe she wanted to do something on the Sunday! Ah well, maybe next time. On to some pictures:


My faithful Sentinel Pilots and their Canopies


The remainder of the Army to take it to the 2000 Point goal. I do intend to add some baggage and other adornments to them just like the 2 older black sentinels.


The two new Chimera, I didn't notice until I sat them next to the painted Chimera that they are actually a newer model, I didn't realize GW changed the design. Shows how much attention I pay.


Front view of the 'Howling Griffon rip off'


Is that an auspex in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?


The two Demolishers together, hopefully they will actually get to shoot something in their next game.

Well that is it for now, with the current Sydney weather it looks like I will get some good painting time. I am meant to be building a new aviary for my Zebra finches, but if it keeps raining that will be on hold and the Imperial Guard may, just may get another army.

I appreciate the comments & criticisms. I appreciate any advice or opinion. In regard to the snow I have had a couple of opinions from other sources (read other sites), firstly, a couple of the tanks already had a fair bit of snow and gunge stuck to them (ah a misspent youth) and I had a half hearted attempt at getting rid of it. Instead I went the other way and made them all look alike. I can explain it away to myself as it is a snap shot of the tanks as they warm up to move out rather after having sat for a while.....yeah I know but it makes me sleep better at night

Any way, thanks for reading and keep the comments coming. Soon will run a little poll to see which army gets the treatment (and I promise less snow next time, well that depends on which army I do....)

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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OH

I hope you keep working through this insane project of yours. I can't wait to see what you do next.
Random question for your guard: why did you choose to make each tank a different colour?
I think the snow effects look good, though I personally never liked the GW snow. I've found that adding some baking soda/PVA makes it look slightly more realistic. Just food for thought.
Keep up the good work

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The "choice" of making the tanks different colors came from first of all necessity. This army was made from a hodge podge mix of second hand, previously painted and half destroyed vehicles. The paint is pretty crude in some places (not applied by me I swear).

Therefore, when I came to look at this idea of building a lot of armies I assessed what I had in my collection and built armies around them. So some armies will be less effective because of this, but it saves me time and money.

Besides, all the stories and what not keep going on and on about how each tank is a precious commodity and serves as a shrine in its own right, so I had no compunction about having different coloured tanks. Although since I have unpainted Chimera and Sentinels I am thinking of painting them the same as they are not as important a figure as the Leman Russ.

Any thoughts? (although it is obviously a bit late to redo the tanks)

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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The latest update and getting close to the end. Although I spent the weekend helping to celebrate a friends 30th birthday in the Blue Mountains I have managed to finish off the Sentinels and I must say I am extremely happy with them. A much more unified color scheme than the tanks of the army, but it does help to distinguish that the tanks are important and individual icons. On with the pictures:

With 6 Sentinels I really hope to distract the enemy. The extra scout move can help them appear as a threat very early on and hopefully they can act as a screen or better yet get in the way of deep striking units.


All the Sentinels together, one big happy family.

I have used different colored blue stripes to differentiate the Sentinel Units. I hope it looks a little like what I did to the Veteran's armor and help tie it all together.

The Light Blues:




The Mid Blues:




The Dark Blues:




Well that leaves me with the two remaining Chimera to finish off and this army is done. Don't want to celebrate too soon.

I have also managed another 2 games with the Guard, this time I used everything except the above mentioned Chimera (although at this time the Sentinels hadn't been completely painted boo hiss). Both opponents knew what my army contained, but neither did any specific army tailoring. That definitely cost my first opponent dearly.

Orks were my first opponents. An all infantry foot slogging horde, very intimidating as your opponent sets up hundreds of Boys and requires a bucket to scoop them on. However, I have come to the conclusion that this army is an anti-horde one and he also needed a shovel to take them off the board. It did get touch and go towards the middle of the game, but between the Demolishers and Exterminators I was in control for most of the battle.

I next battled Tyranids and it was a much closer run thing, although I was able to clear out the little bugs pretty quickly (I have decided I REALLY hate Hormagants) I struggled with the bigger bugs. The Vanquishers though did me proud, as did my rolling, managing to blow chunks out of Carnifex and Trygon. This could have gone either way, but I think it was fitting to end a draw.

All in all I am happy with how things are developing and will welcome the step up to 2,000 Points and a little bit of protection and mobility to the other two Grenadier Vets.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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I have managed it, I have actually finished the first of the army's in this crazy plan. Yay me! I have yet to take some shots of the whole army together, but I have got some of the Chimera which were the only outstanding models after the Sentinel update. So here they are:


All 3 of the Chimera together, as previously stated as generic vehicles (unlike the Leman Russ which are supposed to be important) I went with a fairly consistent scheme. I am quite happy about how the three different variations worked out, my paint is starting to get quite thick and is more than likely in serious need of replacement. Anyway, different patterns and weapon fits to help identify them on the tabletop. The Flamer Vets obviously get the twin flamer Chimera for lots of toasty fun.


Close up of the Flamer Chimera, hopefully with 3 Flamers and 2 Heavy Flamers I can clear any horde off an objective without delay.


The 'generic' Chimera, standard weapons for standard performance. And yes that is a dreadnought in the background, I may just have already started the next army....


You have seen him before, but I like him, its the Boys in Green transport and commander. It was this model that was painted some time ago that inspired the paint scheme for the Vets.


To give a bit of variety and extra interest to the Chimera's I painted a spare Veteran to be glued into the back of each Chimera. Also helps to remind me of which squad goes with which Chimera as I am liable to forget, sometimes I really wonder about my short term memory. I mean you would think it isn't hard to remember to take a cake out of the oven and lock the bathroom door and... oh wait.. what was I doing again?


I was actually amazed that I could get the models to fit without any work, I love it when a plan is easy.

So, army done or at least almost. It will be done once I have taken some photos of the army as a whole, that is the point of the project, get them to tabletop standard so they look good as a combined force, won't win any prizes on an individual level, but hopefully they look good as a whole. Will probably take a whole army shot, then break them down into HQ, Elites, Troops, Fast Attack and Heavy Support. I have also tested it and they fit really well into a single case which was the plan from the start.

So it's time to move onto the next project and unfortunately valiant reader I am being a tyrant (yep the power is going to my head) and you don't get a choice, it is the Space Marines next, or more specifically the Iron Hands. Stay tuned.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Alabama

ncie man i will follow this i do like how you used the storm troopers as carapace vets very fitting...actually i like how all your leman russes have a different paint job it shows them to have character.

so i think you need a techmarine on a bike cause well...that sounds cool.
i actually like the snow on them it does look like they have been sitting and they are warming them up for the battle.

glad you had two great games with your guard.

keep it up and will be posting and following this.

bama
   
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A big update today, well two updates if you behave and I have time. Firstly, the final photos of Murdoch and his boys. The Imperial Guard are finished. The following photos show the army in all its snowy glory. I have also broken them down into their FOC for a slightly (only slightly) close up.

The Army in all its glory:


Aerial Surveillance of the army


HQ - Murdoch loves to lead from the front (and unsurprisingly get squished.....)


No Elites made the cut for this army.

Troops - The faithful grunts, dedicated objective holders and general nuisances.






Fast Attack - I really love Sentinels, I would rate them amongst the best in the Imperial Guard range, just something about the quirky Egg on Legs look.


Heavy Support - The game winners, plain and simple, my success hinges on how these guys perform.


Although they do look impressive whether they succeed or not....


So there you have it, my 2,000 Point Imperial Guard army, tank heavy and loving it. Thanks for sharing the journey and stay tuned for Chapter 2 - Space Marines (read Iron Hands)

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Alabama

looks great man glad i found this at the beginning and dont have to tread through the mass .

I really like how it came together.

Did you get the case made correctly or is that still in the works?
   
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To some it may seem like I don't actually work, but I do honest. But I bring you the next in the series of my Crazy Army plan. Space Marines or as many like to call them Vanilla Marines. I have always for some reason been drawn to the men of Medusa and so I will undertake an army of the Iron Hands Chapter. Lots of Techmarines and Dreadnoughts, I would have liked to include some Terminators, but since the fluff talks about them usually being squad leaders I decided to leave them at home, ah well more room for Dreadnoughts.

You may have noticed my readers aren't getting a choice here, this is largely due to this army (like the Guard) being close to complete model wise and therefore is the cheapest option for me. After the Marines though I only have a few choice pieces floating around and therefore I will be open to suggestions. Probably want to jump game systems though and do a Warhammer Fantasy Army next. My wife likes Knights so the Empire is out in front already.

Anyway enough rambling the Iron Hands list:

2,000 Point Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Army - Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company ‘Skythaal Incident’

Iron Father Metral Locus - [Master of the Forge], Conversion Beamer, 2 Servitors with Heavy Bolters

Techmarine Sprockus - Full Servo Harness, Power Weapon, 3 Servitors
Venerable Dreadnought Ferris Maxis - Assault Cannon, Drop Pod
Dreadnought Noferrus - Twin-Linked Lascannon, Missile Launcher

Clave Cognus - Sergeant Cognus w/ Combi-Melta, 9 Space Marines, Missile Launcher, Flamer, Rhino 'Ironhide'
Clave Foundrix - Sergeant Foundrix w/Combi-Melta, 9 Space Marines, Missile Launcher, Flamer, Rhino 'Invex'
Clave Fettlix - Veteran Sergeant Fettlix w/ Combi-Melta, 9 Space Marines, Missile Launcher, Flamer

Clave Metalex - Sergeant Metalex, 7 Space Marine Bikers, 2 Meltaguns, Attack Bike with Multimelta

Ironclad Ferritic - Drop Pod, Ironclad Assault Launchers, Hunter Killer Missile
Dreadnought Forgus Minux - Drop Pod
Fury of the Forge - Techmarine Pattex Makex with Thunderfire Cannon

Total List = 2,000 Points - 38 on Foot, 10 Mounted, 17 Vehicles

Tactics:
The Army will make an armoured spearhead advance. The high number of armoured targets will hopefully confuse the enemy.

The Thunderfire and Master of the Forge will hold a corner and steadily destroy high priority targets. The infantry tactical squad will make a steady advance as 2 combat squads. The Rhinos and Tactical squads will race ahead, disembark and begin laying cover fire. The Rhinos will remain close for extraction or ablative armour.

The Multi-Melta Dread, Venerable and Ironclad will Drop next to each other for support and the tip of the spear. The other dread will advance with the Techmarine for support and repair; they will link with the other dreads.

The Bikes will target armour or light infantry as needed. They will run escort to the Rhino mounted Tactical Squads to ensure their safe arrival.

Hopefully having to fend off the constant threat of the Dreadnoughts will allow the rest of the army to achieve its goals and carry the day. Or if the dreads are ignored they will have a field day with their close range armaments.

For the Background fluff follow the link in my signature....


Automatically Appended Next Post:
So onto some Space Marine pictures, as previously said I have a lot of this army, in fact to complete the models I need to buy: 3 Drop Pods, an Ironclad Dreadnought, a Thunderfire Cannon and 3 Bikes.

So my painting station with the troops and existing bikes all in need of some TLC


The centerpiece of the army, only missing the Ironclad, I have cannibalized the banners from previous projects and I think they are suitably ornate. I have one left over for the Ironclad which I take as a sign that it was meant to be.


Ranged Support


The junior Dread


The Venerable Dread (obviously I have already painted this guy)


My Iron Father and Servitors with his converted over the top conversion beamer


Techmarine and Servitors


Some of the minor conversions I have done to represent the Iron Hands 'flesh is weak attitude' I also have an Iron Hands conversion kit mixed in as well, the Combi Meltas are all conversions on the Sergeants.


So that is where I stand with the Marines, will hopefully be a little quicker with these guys, their color scheme is pretty simple. Just need to buy some more black paint.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Alabama

thats a really awesome. love the vendread

i vote for dark elves next
   
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Dark Elves are an interesting choice as with all pointy ear armies (High Elves, Dark Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Eldar and Eldar) I plan on doing 7 armies for each......

The Eldar are easy, one for each major craftworld variation, the Dark Elves will be influenced by each of their cities plus a Black Ark crew, Wood Elves based around the Kindreds and so on, will eventually post up the Pointy Eared army lists once I get them sorted like the rest of the armies.

(If you haven't figured it out I have a thing for the pointy ears)

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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Alabama

i see this its all good my other suggestionw oudl of been skaven it was a hard decision to say the least
   
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I love the ambition of this project. To be honest, I'm quite jealous that you can actually accomplish this in such a timely manner. I love Murdoch's stolen uniform and how based on fluff the armies are.

   
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It has been a little while since I posted anything, alas life gets in the way of the little men. Anyway, I have managed to do a little bit of work on the Iron Hands, oh how I wish I was further along. The biggest speed hump I encountered is I ran out of black paint! Not sure how I hadn't noticed the most important color for an Iron Hands army was running low. So I trundled off to the store to replace it. I am aware that GW has changed there paint ranges a couple of times since I last bought paint. But the size of the range is really quite overwhelming. Not sure if they even still sell some of the paints I am using..... but I guess black is still black, well until the hippies get a hold of it and make it rainbow so no harm done with the color pallet yet.

I have managed to finish off the Venerable Dreadnought (he only needed his base improved) and I have finished the TL Lascannon and Missile Launcher armed Dreadnought (who began his life as a twin-power fist Crimson Fist Dreadnought from Forgeworld). I also took a little time to paint up some craters (alas I cannot claim ownership of the modelling, they are again Forgeworld sculpts) and I am really happy with the way they have turned out.

On to the pictures:


The Two Dreads wandering through the crater strewn landscape


Aerial view of the Dreads and craters


The Venerable and his new base


Rear view of the Venerable showing some of the devotional script he is plastered with


This is what happens when you cross a Venerable Dreadnought (or at least I hope it does!)


The ranged Dreadnought


Detail of the Ranged Dreads banner (I think more work went into the banners of the Dreads than into the Dreads themselves, oops)


Surveying the carnage of the battlefield

So there is my progress so far. Not as much as I wanted by this stage, but good to be back at the painting table. I have also been looking at transport options as the one I am currently using for the Imperial Guard is just not going to cut it long term. I did say way back at the beginning of the project that I would do custom cases for each army and that is exactly what I am going to do. I have sourced some suitable foam and designed a hinged box that will house each army safely and securely. Only a matter of securing funding and away I go.

Thanks for your time and hope you like the updates.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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The first thing that popped into my head when I saw your tanks was "Dude, your tanks have gone moldy."
   
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Australia

Eh, I may have gone a tad overboard with the snow effect on the tanks, but en mass it doesn't look so bad.

However, I am not to unhappy with how they turned out. Snow does have an ability to crust and cake onto things that have been sitting for a while. That was the look I was going for.

Anyway, they are a done and dusted army now and for the tabletop. The Iron Hands are where my focus is now.

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2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
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OH

Keep up the good work man! I love watching this thread.

Hive Fleet Erinys - 7500 pts
Horus Heresy Raven Guard, Iron Hands, and Imperial Militia - 1500/1000/1000 points
Bretonnia - 2500 pts
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