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Next I’m still deciding on either a Razorback and a Predator or a Dreadnought. They’re all built, just haven’t picked which to do yet. Any suggestions?
   
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Upstate, New York

Do you need any of them more for getting an army on the table? If not, I’d go with the Pred.

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I don’t actually “need” anything in particular. These guys won’t be seeing a tabletop anytime soon. If I go the vehicle route, I’ll probably be doing both of them simultaneously.
   
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Starting work on the Task Force’s Razorback and Predator. Base coats and a few washes are done.

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That’s a lot of armored dakka rolling across the paintbench. Looking good.

How’d you make the las/plas turret? Building one has been in the back if my mind for a while, but I never got around to it. Not sure I’d want to in 8th, but it does look cool.

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Always nice to see some true scale marines



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Thanks guys!

As for the las/plas, it’ll probably never get used. It’s just an option that’s available, so I wanted to make one. I did the least amount of research possible on how they were supposed to look and liked this one best. It is pretty much just some cannibalized heavy weapons and a casing from a different turret. The lascannon is from an old land raider side sponson and both of the plasma cannons are from the devestator set. I chopped off unnecessary parts and filed flat where they would be touching. Shaved and filed to fit in the weapons housing and slapped on some glue. I have an extra turret base that it’ll be glued to.
   
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Started adding some decals. Slowly coming along.

   
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Still have to do a few coats of Microsol to blend away the decal edges.
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 kavika0311 wrote:
Still have to do a few coats of Microsol to blend away the decal edges.


I’ve not heard of using microsol to blend edges away.

I recently picked up a bottle of both micro sol and set, but am kinda afraid to start using them. I found a good tutorial, but it involves a lot of layers of varnish, and I generally don’t seal my minis. Worried how it would work. Thinking of picking up a pot of lahmian medium to use that instead of varnish. How do you use them? You are getting good results, whatever your technique..

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 Nevelon wrote:

I’ve not heard of using microsol to blend edges away.

I recently picked up a bottle of both micro sol and set, but am kinda afraid to start using them. I found a good tutorial, but it involves a lot of layers of varnish, and I generally don’t seal my minis. Worried how it would work. Thinking of picking up a pot of lahmian medium to use that instead of varnish. How do you use them? You are getting good results, whatever your technique..


Thanks man. I still paint the edges of the decal. The Microsol just really thins it enough to make it almost invisible.

I can’t praise the pair enough. They make decal work super easy. I do seal my guys so I haven’t had any issues with the varnish method. I haven’t bought anything from Citadel’s paint line in years so I can’t say how the Lahmian medium will work. Pretty sure it’ll work just fine without varnishes so I wouldn’t worry too much.
   
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 kavika0311 wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:

I’ve not heard of using microsol to blend edges away.

I recently picked up a bottle of both micro sol and set, but am kinda afraid to start using them. I found a good tutorial, but it involves a lot of layers of varnish, and I generally don’t seal my minis. Worried how it would work. Thinking of picking up a pot of lahmian medium to use that instead of varnish. How do you use them? You are getting good results, whatever your technique..


Thanks man. I still paint the edges of the decal. The Microsol just really thins it enough to make it almost invisible.

I can’t praise the pair enough. They make decal work super easy. I do seal my guys so I haven’t had any issues with the varnish method. I haven’t bought anything from Citadel’s paint line in years so I can’t say how the Lahmian medium will work. Pretty sure it’ll work just fine without varnishes so I wouldn’t worry too much.


My two concerns were that the stuff would melt the paint, and that it would make the decals so thin and fragile, they would rub off without something sealing them. From what I’ve heard, the medium is just paint without pigment, so a clear layer of that should protect the decal without altering the finish of the mini.

Thanks for the info.

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These things are mostly finished now. I’ll probably sort out the rest some other time. A bit more work on the weathering and some highlights and touch ups. Time to move on anyways.
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The whole Task Force now.
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Upstate, New York

Amazing force you have there. Well done!

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 Nevelon wrote:
Amazing force you have there. Well done!


Thanks Nev! The only question now, is what next? The Task Force has a planned 4 more Squads from the Reserve Companies. I haven’t decided if they’ll be 5 or 10 man squads yet. Also, plan is for one more Predator and a pair of Dreadnoughts.

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I’d go with the assault squad next to help round out what you have. You have a solid core of troops, and a healthy dose of long range fire. What you lack is some chop. Outside of HQs that is.

I’m a firm believer that Ultramarine lists should always include something from every force org slot. Well rounded force and all that. Overall looking at your task force, you have a very strong gunline. Need some mobility to take care of things the guns can't deal with.

Plus I’d like to see your take on the AMs.

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Hey kavika! Really enjoyed sifting through your blog. Ultramarines players are always refreshing to see and this is only amplified by the character you're getting out of your miniatures

Forgive me if it's been explained earlier and overlooked by my hasty look through the pictures, but your infantry models seem to have a glossy finish. is there any chance we could get some extremer close ups or photographs of particular details? There's no particular reason that I want this other than to reconcile whether i'm a fan of the effect or not - because when I see it in some ways it looks a little distracting, but then in another breath it also looks realistic and adds to the overall aesthetic of your miniatures.

At any rate, keep up the good work - i'm eager to see what's coming next!

LDP

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 Nevelon wrote:
I’d go with the assault squad next to help round out what you have. You have a solid core of troops, and a healthy dose of long range fire. What you lack is some chop. Outside of HQs that is.

I’m a firm believer that Ultramarine lists should always include something from every force org slot. Well rounded force and all that. Overall looking at your task force, you have a very strong gunline. Need some mobility to take care of things the guns can't deal with.

Plus I’d like to see your take on the AMs.


Well I can’t see any flaw in that logic. Thanks Nev. What’s the load out people are going with these days?


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 lipsdapips wrote:
Hey kavika! Really enjoyed sifting through your blog. Ultramarines players are always refreshing to see and this is only amplified by the character you're getting out of your miniatures

Forgive me if it's been explained earlier and overlooked by my hasty look through the pictures, but your infantry models seem to have a glossy finish. is there any chance we could get some extremer close ups or photographs of particular details? There's no particular reason that I want this other than to reconcile whether i'm a fan of the effect or not - because when I see it in some ways it looks a little distracting, but then in another breath it also looks realistic and adds to the overall aesthetic of your miniatures.

At any rate, keep up the good work - i'm eager to see what's coming next!

LDP


Thanks LDP. I’ve been a fan of your work for while.
Interestingly enough, I ended up not liking their glossiness. This past weekend I hit them with a completely matte varnish and the shine is now gone. Unfortunately, what I’ve posted is all I have for you.

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 kavika0311 wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
I’d go with the assault squad next to help round out what you have. You have a solid core of troops, and a healthy dose of long range fire. What you lack is some chop. Outside of HQs that is.

I’m a firm believer that Ultramarine lists should always include something from every force org slot. Well rounded force and all that. Overall looking at your task force, you have a very strong gunline. Need some mobility to take care of things the guns can't deal with.

Plus I’d like to see your take on the AMs.


Well I can’t see any flaw in that logic. Thanks Nev. What’s the load out people are going with these days?


I’m a mostly casual guy, but I’m leaning towards plasma pistols these days. I like flamers on AMs, and have for a while. I think they still have a role if you want to start them on the table as a screening/troubleshooter unit. The price was always in their favor as well. But with 8th, we saw a drop in the price of plasma pistols to something reasonable. And the DS rules make it so you can’t drop down into flamer range any more. Keeping your chainsword with the pistol is gravy.

A lot depends on the role you want and how much support you are going to back them up with. But plasma pistols and whatever moderately-priced CC toy you think looks cool for the sarge seems as safe bet. Mechanically I favor the axe, but they all have a niche to fill.

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 Nevelon wrote:


I’m a mostly casual guy, but I’m leaning towards plasma pistols these days. I like flamers on AMs, and have for a while. I think they still have a role if you want to start them on the table as a screening/troubleshooter unit. The price was always in their favor as well. But with 8th, we saw a drop in the price of plasma pistols to something reasonable. And the DS rules make it so you can’t drop down into flamer range any more. Keeping your chainsword with the pistol is gravy.

A lot depends on the role you want and how much support you are going to back them up with. But plasma pistols and whatever moderately-priced CC toy you think looks cool for the sarge seems as safe bet. Mechanically I favor the axe, but they all have a niche to fill.


Well, I’ve never actually played a game with Assault Marines (I’ve only ever played like 5 games). So I’ll just defer to you for most of this. Sifting through my bits though, I found an old metal Ultramarines power sword arm and decided to use that for the Sergeant. I’m just making a 5 man squad for right now and I’ll probably fill it out at a later date. Went with a plasma pistol/power sword Sgt and a flamer Marine.






Also, I’m still trying to figure out how to post pictures on here so they don’t end up grainy like all of my previous ones.

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Finally got some paint on these guys. Just some base coating right now and a bit of shading.
Just made a 5 man squad to start with. Power sword and plasma pistol for the Sergeant and a flamer in the squad. I’ve added extra grenades to their belts because that’s something I expect Assault Marines have. I also shortened the flamer, because the length of the usual flamers are ridiculous in my opinion.




   
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And these guys are done enough for me! I’ll definitely finish the squad out later. Some of the decals didn’t turn out very well so that’s something that’ll have to get touched up later too. These guys are the 3rd Squad from the 7th Company (Reserve). It’s actually not too easy to see, but these guys have maintained the grey pauldron trim from their parent company. I’ll probably end up adding some highlights to make the grey stand out more. The other option for this company is to make it a steel trim instead.






Next up I’ll be working on all of the heavy weapons Marines and the Sergeants from the two Devastator Squads that the Task Force will have. So another batch of ten coming up next.

   
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Very nice work on the AMs. Do you not paint your plasma? Not expecting OSL or anything, but many people do.

That’s quite the pile of parts. How you gearing the sarges?

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 Nevelon wrote:
Very nice work on the AMs. Do you not paint your plasma? Not expecting OSL or anything, but many people do.

That’s quite the pile of parts. How you gearing the sarges?


Thanks Nev! As for the plasma effects, I’m honestly just cranking these guys out. I have plans in the future to go back through and touch everything up. I actually haven’t done any highlights or finished up any lenses or any other little details. I’m planning to do the plasma in green and lascannons in purple.

As for the Dev Sergeants I’m just going to stick with bolt pistol/chainsword or just a bolter. I am working on modeling them up something akin to a mounted SOFLAM as a stand in for their Signums.
   
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This is probably going to be what I’ll stick with for the Dev Sgts.




And this is a SOFLAM that I’m trying to mimic for their Signum.

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Devastators are done. I’ve got ten total in two different squads. One squad is all lascannons and the other is a Heavy Bolter/Missile Launcher mix. They’re all Devastators from the 9th Company Reserves. Both Sergeants just equipped with bolsters, nothing fancy. The 9th Squad Sergeant is just recently promoted and has yet to repaint his helmet.










   
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Well I'm starting this guy back up. I hooked myself up with a nice slice through the thumb working on my Thunder Warrior project. The amount of converting and sculpting involved in that project has forced me to put it on the back burner for a few weeks.

Task Force Caesus started out with a rigid plan in place. The whole force structure was laid out before I began and when I finished, it was to be finished. As most things go with this hobby, it's not going to work out that way. TF Caesus seems as though it's going to end up being the entirety of 3rd Company with attachments from the Reserve Companies. So somehow I've convinced myself into making a full Battle Company(REIN). I'm also going to expand into other chapters who will be attached to the 3rd Company, all sons of Guilliman of course. I'm planning on making the entire 3rd Company "first born" Marines and any Primaris will be in one of these detachments from another Chapter.

Let's restart by showing you where everything is sitting right now. Everything painted is at a simple table top standard. I have plans to go back through what's painted and add some highlights, armor chipping, etc. Please excuse the dust that is still on them, much more obvious in the photos.







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The Command Element

Right now I have Apothecary Galen, Champion Spurius, Chaplain Dentatus, Force Commander Caesus, and the Command Razorback Fides in Armis



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Squad Crastinus

2nd Squad of the 3rd Company with their Rhino Salui Conductus



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Squad Montanus

5th Squad of the 3rd Company with their Rhino Durum Hominum



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Squad Manlius and Squad Torquatus

Scout squad and Scout Sniper squad from the 10th Company

If you look back a bit in this thread you'll see that these poor bastards were all done and waiting on a varnish. Instead, they were betrayed and blasted in the face with some black primer. Really broke my heart. One day I may go back and fix these guys, but it's still too soon for me.




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Squad Leonius

3rd Squad from the 8th Company



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Squad Sabinus

5th Squad of the 9th Company




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Squad Procopius

9th Squad of the 9th Company




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These will be bolter Marines from the 9th Company to flesh out the Devastator Squads when necessary.



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Sword of Viridia and Konor's Fist




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And now on to the new stuff.

First, if this is going to be the 3rd Company, I'm going to need Captain Mikael Fabian. I made two choices for myself. One is a kitbashed monster and the other is built around a Space Marine Heroes model. It's still up in the air for me.





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These will be the remaining three Tactical Squads for the 3rd Company Ultramarines



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Squad _________

1st Squad of the 3rd Company




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Squad _________

3rd Squad of the 3rd Company




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Squad _________

4th Squad of the 3rd Company

These guys I wanted to model and veteran trench fighters. They learned many lessons from the Iron Warrior invasion of Ultramar.




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Task Force Nova

Novamarines will be the first chapter sending help to the 3rd Company. This force is based around an old Novamarines Tactical Squad I painted about a decade ago and bolstered by the Dark Imperium box set, Terminators from the Burning of Prospero box set, a Vindicator, and a pair of Venerable Dreadnoughts.









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Finally, a Tetrarch, just for fun.





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Well, this is where I'm starting off from. Also in the chute are 30 legs that have already been deconstructed and are awaiting their spacers. These will be the 3rd Company's organic Devastator and Assault squads. The other 10 legs will be chopped up when my thumb heals. I also have another Dark Imperium set of Primaris and a Shadowspear set of Primaris as well. I haven't decided on what chapters to make those two yet.

What do you all think are some of the more worthwhile successors to the XIIIth that don't seem to get any love? I'm looking at White Consuls, Genesis Chapter, and Aurora Chapter.






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This is where I’m at with the legs for the next three squads. I now have to clean all of the cuts, glue on spacers, rebuild legs, clean up overhang and gaps. Then I add spacers to the bottom of the torsos, and finally build a model.



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It’s been slow going these past few weeks. I’ve been spending most of my hobby time organizing and planning.
Since my last update, I’ve finished extending 26 pairs of legs and set aside an additional 24 for future mutilation. These 50 legs will finish out the T/O 3rd Company.

3rd Co progress:

1st Tactical - Built
2nd Tactical - Complete
3rd Tactical - Built
4th Tactical - Built
5th Tactical - Complete
6th Tactical - Build in Progress
7th Assault - Unbuilt
8th Assault - Unbuilt
9th Devastator - Unbuilt
10th Devastator - Unbuilt

The Assault and Devastator squads from the Reserve Companies that I have already completed will maintain their colors and status as attachments to the 3rd Company.
In addition to the remainder of the 3rd Company, I have planned out how I will organize and paint up my Primaris. All of the Primaris I have will be painted up as Ultramarine Successors. With the models I have right now, I’ve made small Task Forces from 12 different Successor Chapters. The largest of the will be the Novamarines, who are nearly complete. After I finalize some things I’ll throw my plans on here.

3rd Company (Reinforced) right now:
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6th Tactical Squad in progress:


The rest of the company:

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