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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Afternoon all. My First 'real' post on Dakka Dakka. Some of you upstanding pillars of society (or not) might know me from Librarium Online. If not, well, probably for the best really...

ANYWAY! I'm currently working on two projects at the moment. A Gaming standard marine army called the 'Jade Tigers' and another Marine army called 'The Paladins of Taranis' (or something like that any way). The Later is going to be 'true scale' so I can have some fun with conversions.... Ok, enough rambling. PICS!

Here's the first True Scale Conversion. He's built out of the Forge World Asterion Moloc if you aren't familiar with the model.





Here's the painting so far. I'm trying to acheive a NMM Blue or something. I'm not sure what I'm doing really but it's what's happening anyway...





As for the 'Jade Tigers'... Here's some pics of the completed stuff. It isn't much sadly, just a Terminator Captain, Terminator Squad and a Land Raider.







   
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Pacific Northwest

That Truescale marine is freaking cool! I love the model and the blue paint is striking. Very nice.

The Jade Tigers' scheme definitely works for their name. I am not a huge fan of the jade/turquoise, but I am not trying to take away from your work. The models look fantastic and the scheme works, I personally don't care for the color. I really like the checks and especially the chainsword and shield on the sergeant.

Great Work!

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Coventry

Very, very nice indeed- I'm subbed!

   
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[DCM]
Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

First thought: "You chopped up Moloch "

Second thought: "You chopped up Moloch and the result is something amazing!"

Very nice, welcome to Dakka, and subbed!

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That Moloch conversion is really awesome looking! Nice paintjob.

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Violent Enforcer







I love how your "gaming standard" features extensive freehand on every model. Great truescaling as well that guy look like a beast!
   
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That blue is jaw-dropping! Puts mine to shame but I have no shame in admitting it! Fantastic work mate, can't wait to see more. Subbed!
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Thanks for the Warm welcome guys!

master of asgard wrote:
I love how your "gaming standard" features extensive freehand on every model.


Lol, yeah true. I find if you add a little bit of love to one part of the model then people generally just look at that and ignore all the short cuts you've done else where. Makes it look like I've spent more time on something that way

Paradigm wrote:First thought: "You chopped up Moloch "


It wasn't easy to do :( Especially as the wife bought it for me as an anniversary present....... then saw me hack it apart. Eeek.


I've made some progress on this chap. If you can call painting his helmet and one leg progress? lol, It's my thread so I'm damn well calling it progress!!!! I need to re-do the plate on his forehead as it's not 'blue' enough!!!

If you're curious, the colours used to do the blue are Regal Blue, Calgar Blue, Hoeth Blue, Skull white. Then a Glaze of Black Ink, Purple Ink and Regal blue mix (1 part mix, 2 parts water).



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Regular Dakkanaut





That NMM blue is just awesome
Keep up the updates comming!
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NC

That dude is looking great!

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

I didn't get half as much done today as I wanted. I only managed to get the left arm and shield done but, hey, at least it's progress!! Oh well, tomorrow I shall attempt the back back :S Pics aren't great but, hey, you get the idea.




Different lighting and a completely different colour! (it's actually closer to this colour)




Oh, one question to all you fine chaps. Metals, shall I go 'normal' metals or NMM?

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Spraying Marathon today.....

So.....
Many...........
Tanks............



Now I just have to shade and highlight them all! WHAT JOY






   
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Legendary Master of the Chapter





UK

Can anyone say 'armoured spearhead'? Nice selection of Firepower-On-Treads there!

I suggest NMM metals on the not-Moloch, I don't thin true metals would look right with how you've done the armour unless you did super-extreme shading and highlighting, at which point you're basically doing NMM with Metallics.

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 Lord Borak wrote:
Oh, one question to all you fine chaps. Metals, shall I go 'normal' metals or NMM?

Beautiful stuff mate. Love your NMM I want to see more. So i say go with NMM

   
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You had me at NMM blue! I'm going to steal it one day

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

BLoody hell, has two months really gone so quick???? Ok, I had some major life issues that left me in a 'non hobby mood' shall we say. However! I have my Geek 'Mo-Jo' back!!! and have painted the odd toy soldier or two. The challenge I have before me is to paint 5 more terminators, a Land Raider and 2 more razorback squads (inc razorbacks) by Friday for a game against a mate.... Oh Fig...

Right, pictures I guess.... Picture quality isn't great. The Wife has done something to the camera and I can't get it to focus right any more *grumble*. I'll see if I can take some better ones tomorrow. This is what I've got done in the time since I last posted (I started the centurions yesterday!)


New Captain model. I've made him so I can change the weapons. I'm painting up a Combi-Plasma and a second Lightning Claw.



Two Combat squads with their Razorbacks.





Grav centurions. Oh Christ these guys are filth. The light had to be reflecting off the chapter symbol didn't it. Oh well, better pics later I guess.









   
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UK

Great stuff!

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Absolutely love your Jade Tigers chapter, a great original (I assume) colour scheme and all of those cheques too. Nice to see your work on the FW stuff to, I do not really know much about their range so it is all a good learning experience.

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Cheers guys!

Thraxas, cheers mate. they are an original colour scheme but the name isn't. A very old GW emplyoee (and mate) did an army called the Jade Tigers about 15 odd years ago and the army is in memory of him. Although his colour scheme was jade green with black stripes! (looked horrible!) so this is my take on them.

Right, I have a few finishing touches to do so you'll have to wait a little while longer for pictures. However, this is what I'm planning for my 3k list. Any ideas? Thoughts? Criticisms?



Terminator Captain, Gorgons Chain, T-Hammer, L-Claw -190pts
Librarian, Terminator Armour, Storm Shield, Biomancy -100pts


5 Terminators, 5x TH&SS, Land Raider Crusader -475pts
5 Terminators, 5x TH&SS, Land Raider Redeemer -465pts


Iron Clad, Pod, Melta Gun, Heavy Flamer, 2 missiles -200pts


10 Marines, Veteran, L-Claw, Combi-Melta, Melta Gun 185-pts
5 Marines, Flamer, Razorback, Lascannon & Twin Plasma Gun -150pts
5 Marines, Flamer, Razorback, Lascannon & Twin Plasma Gun -150pts
5 Marines, Melta Gun, Razorback, Twin Lascannon-155pts
5 Marines, Melta Gun, Razorback, Twin Lascannon-155pts


3 Centurions, Grav Cannons, OmniScope -260pts
3 Centurions, Grav Cannons, OmniScope -260pts
Land Raider -xxxpts (Tactical squad here)


Thinking about it, shall I swap the 10 tactical marines out for 10 assault marines? It'd mean I'd have a pod (or rhino) kicking about with nothing in it..... an empty pod might be annoying for line breaker..

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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Some more work on 'The blue one'. (I know it's been flipping ages!) As you can see, I've done his shield..... Like it? Criticisms? Oh, for those who suggested it, I did try NMM gold but just hated it. Which is in no small part to me not being able to paint NMM Gold. So I've re-done it in True Metallics.




On top of that I've made the first of the 'true scale' friends to 'Blue one'....... this is 'Blue two'. Sorry about the picture quality on the helmet, no matter what I did it just couldn't pick up the detail on the GS. Also, chain or no chain?






The Helmet is a copy from this picture. Whilst sculpting it I realised the Helmet looks like the facec plate rises up (see the join at the base of the helmet?) so I might see if I can do an open helm later on...


   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Ok. Thoughts, ideas and conundrums....

I've been pondering upon rules for my 'True Scale' marines for a while now as well as their load outs. I was going for just plain old Thudner Hammer and storm shield Terminators............. but that leads to a fairly boring looking unit. So, I've trawled loads of army books and Forge World books and finally settled on 'normal' Chaos Terminators, with the big man himself as Abaddon.

This leads to a few conversion problems. Firstly, I need to completely re-arm my Master with a Power Fist/Claw and a big nasty-looking sword. Does anyone have any ideas for those? Secondly, in order to get some added cool factor into the squad I'm going to arm them with the Custode Power Halberds (Power Axe and Combi-Bolter in rules). Does anyone know of a good way to convert those?


Right. Onto pictures....

Land Raider 2 is done, minus Chapter symbols is I ever get my bottom into gear and find a way of making Transfers.






I'm also just finishing off a Razorback and a second terminator squad. All I need to do is the Checks and Weathering...... here's the Razorback but you'll have to wait and see the Terminators.






Last, but by no means least is Random miniature number9876453557889. This was mainly spurned by A] trawling the interwebs for ideas for my other 'real' true scale project, B] being bored and C] finding 6 terminators in my bitz box. I need a colour scheme, back ground etc for these boys so, go for it. Even if you make something up, I'll do it if it's cool. I'm planning to do a squad of 5 led by a Librarian. - They'll be armed with power mauls, 1 powerfist and 5 combi weapons.





   
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Violent Enforcer







Nicely done on the truescale marine! I found for mine that if you make a step in his butt it looks a bit more like a marine's butt (I'm not usually this obsessed with butts btw).
The combi plasma is wicked too!
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Cheers man. Don't worry, I like like big butts and I can not lie............... or so the saying goes. However, not on Marines! So, I shall take your advice on board and sculpt him a new bottom!!

Right, enough about bottoms! More about colour schemes! What do you think of this? Kind of like Howling Griffons meets Black Templars.... I still need a name for them so........... ideas?


   
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NC

I really like that color scheme.

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In the Loft

I'm glad! Still haven't thought about a name though. 'Dorns something or other' or 'the something other of Dorn'.

Anyway. Number two of the 'Something or others' is done. I sculpted him a new bottom (I hope your happy Master of Asgard)






Secondly, I've finally got the last (maybe) set for the real true scale project. I've converted up a 'test' Halberd for them. What do you think?


   
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This is some cool stuff. Really liking, well, everything. Can't wait to see more.
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

Theophony wrote:Dorn's Checkered Cabbies....I'll take my leave now


No, no more checks. Please, no more checks.........

whalemusic360 wrote:This is some cool stuff. Really liking, well, everything. Can't wait to see more.


Cheers man, well, not much of an update for you..... yet anyway!




Just playing around with some moulds for the sergeants shoulder pads. Tutorial is fairly straight forward.






   
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Violent Enforcer







Nice butt

Damn I've never managed to get such a crisp press-mould with GS! How did you do it?
   
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Confident Marauder Chieftain





In the Loft

I think it really relies on how much pressure you put onto it. You need to really, and I mean REALLY, need to press down hard when you're making the mould and when you're making the copy. Otherwise the GS doesn't go into all the little details.

Right, update time. I've finished the Sergeant. Pictures are pretty pants, sorry, but you get the main idea.



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