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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

2015 - Let's Party (or at least model) like it's 1989!



Hi folks, so the new year has been here for a while and now its time to start with some hobby fun. Since December and life changing for the better I have been on a bit of a retro funk and have indulged in many culinary delights, music marvels and video failures from my youth. Until recently however one thing has always eluded me due to time and costs, that slippery weasel is the joy of the hobby days of my youth!

So trawling through facebook I discovered I wasn't the only one pining for the modelling days of yore. In my travels of the book of face I came across the Oldhammer Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/400319303383363/?fref=nf) who are a group who share my interest in older models from both 40k and WHFB. So on joining the group and spending some time mooching around I rediscovered this art work and fell in love all over again.



I origionally had a few RT marines in my younger days but these were second hand even then as we had no really hobby shops in my old home town so these came to me by way of a car boot sale and had already been painted a good few times. Even with that I had fun painting them and dreamt of the days of owning my own army and having a proper hobby.
Eventually by the time I really got the pocket money and understanding to get in to things like warhammer the new 2nd/3rd edition marines (cant remember which) were coming out and things were moving on, in other words White Dwarf was out and Mail order ruled, that and occasionally I got to a bigger town where there was a GW. To this day I still dont know where my origional RTs we but I have always missed them and have always dreamt of replacing them.

So after joining the Oldhammer page it didn't take much looking before I found their trading page and now I'm a little older and more able to get these rarer things (ie I have a wage) I decided to take the plunge and start seeing what a new old gamer could find, eventually as a result ended up being the proud owner of this little lot:



I still have a few other bits to come in the post and once they arrive I will be sharing them with you, I have a few plans for the force including some modelling/painting options for a few characters but the one thing that is alluding me is what chapter to paint these guys as!
Any suggestions or thoughts on the chapter that will get some ancients join there ranks would be great so once organised I can start assembling the RT force of my young dreams

There are more images and more background on these models on my blog here so please feel free to pop over and have a look:

http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/201...model-like.html

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Violent Enforcer




Northern Ireland

I love the old Beakies! Looking forward to seeing your progress. If I ever get round to painting the ones I have, I'm going to do them as Crimson Fists.
   
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Yorkshire, England

I remember the RTB01 well, painted Blood Angels myself, I copied the Commanders camoflaged paint scheme and even did some minor conversions by cutting and re-positioning the legs. Unfortunately everything of mine from those early days has long gone, so I will be following your blog very closely.

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Looking forward to seeing some old beakies get some love

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Wiltshire, UK

This brings back loads of memories of the good old days.

In regards to which chapter how about the chapter that never made it past Rogue Trader the mighty Rainbow Warriors.

Really depends which base colour you prefer to paint.


   
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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

the latest elements for the RT force have arrived and very happy with todays Lore Keepers smile emoticon
more pics on the blog here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/keepers-of-lore-more-rogue-trader.html

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Upstate, New York

Nice to see some of the old RTB01 guys getting some love. My first box of them were painted as Blood Angels, as that’s the transfer sheet that came in the box. But when it comes to questions about how to paint them, I always suggest Crimson Fists. Nobody old schools like the ‘fists.

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

still drawn to crimson fists, don't know why, maybe as I have a ton of power fists in there lol. more models are arriving daily but still looking to expand, I fancy an assault squad or terminator squad but having difficulty identifying age appropriate models :(

   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Anything from this link:
http://www.solegends.com/citrt/index.htm

   
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Upstate, New York

For terminators, if it’s metal, you are mostly OK. Although some characters were metal in later editions. There were some crazy early RT ones, but then the later RT, and into second were pretty interchangeable. There are a few tells, like the back vents and smoothness of the bolters. Big thing that sticks out is the heavy flamer.

I did a terminator retrospective[ over in my blog a while ago for my old guys.

I made a squad of BA assault marines out of the plastic box, just by scraping together spare pistols, knives, etc. No jump packs for me at the time. Do you want to keep this pure RT, or are you willing to push forward in time a little?

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Melbourne .au

For metal Terminators, the way to tell them apart from RT and 2nd edition are the edges of the shoulder pads. The RT ones have a pointy bottom edge, while the 2e ones are straight. The shot trap in the shoulder also changes from sort-of triangular to rectangular. You can see these details on Nevelon's blog pics. Be aware that there was no Terminator Chaplain model in RT, so the 2e model pictured is the first one available, unless you want to convert one from RT models (maybe including chaos terminator parts?)

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

Well after a quiet few days waiting for various packages and parcels the core of the force has finally turned up and now to start showing off some of the units pre-paint.

Today is the turn of the devastator squad, this is mainly made up of a core of metal models and 5 of the plastic RTB01s from the third squad in my first RTB post here. That squad has some in useful as with a few extra trades they have now filled out this unit and put together some donor models for a random squad of five (more on them later in the blog).

Here are the models that are forming the base of my heavy weapons teams.



there are more pics and info about the models and the choices of them on the blog here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/time-for-some-support-rt-devastators-on.html

   
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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

A Commanding View - RT Era Command squad arrives

Following on from yesterdays post the models for my command squad arrived, whilst these are RT era models (i know some are a tad newer but still pre 1995) I will be running them using the latest codex rules hence this unit.

So here are the models picked up for my command Squad, more pics and info are on the blog here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/a-commanding-view-rt-era-command-squad.html



An interesting little mix of models spanning the whole range of early GW metal marines, there's no real rhyme or reason to the mix but i just like the models.

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

Following on from the command squad posted last week this week I took delivery of several command figures to act as leaders and centres to my force.

again possibly not all RT but all certainly pre-2nd edition from what i can tell



there might only be three of them but they will certainly pack a punch when it comes to finally getting a colour on them!

speaking of which, more pics and details of the picked chapter are on the blog here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/more-commandments-rt-era-command-figures.html

   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Nice old stuff there!

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I wanna see some painted!
   
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Krazed Killa Kan





New York City

Nice collection. Get painting!

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

Latest gatherings for the Rogue Trader or early 40,000 force are here and despite one slight issue, I appear to have lost a thunder hammer and can't find a replacement, the elites are in the house.

The large collection of terminators and a second Dreadnought now give me some flexibility in what I can field and they hopefully add some punch to the force




so those are my elites choices, I'm still stumped as to what to use or how to do an assault squad but that can wait. there are more pics and info on the models here http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/go-hard-or-go-home-rt-terminators-and.html

   
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Terrifying Doombull





Melbourne .au

Nice haul. There are a fair few RT-era metal figures that can work for assault marines, and a quite rare metal jump pack as well.
http://www.solegends.com/citrt/index.htm

   
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Upstate, New York

 Azazelx wrote:
Nice haul. There are a fair few RT-era metal figures that can work for assault marines, and a quite rare metal jump pack as well.
http://www.solegends.com/citrt/index.htm


Found some examples:
http://www.solegends.com/citcat19892suml/c89suml-070119-1-01.htm

I have the guys in the middle as part of my BA army. Getting RT jump packs might be rough, but assaults on foot should be doable. Giving RTB01 marines BP/CC weapons is another way to do it.

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

thanks mate, will have a shufty as to what I can find, were there any RTB01 era plastic CC weapons made?

   
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Melbourne .au

Nope. The RTB01 kit was and remained standalone. You could be era-accurate by converting weapons using the Warhammer Fantasy Regiments plastic kit, but those are probably rarer than the RTB01 models these days - though it did come with alternate/spare/extra weapon blades and such. Your other era-accurate option is the much more common Skeleton Horde sprues, which are also much easier to get hold of since the figures were available for decades after their release.

Here's some links:
Warhammer Fantasy Regiments

Skeleton Horde

Here's a pic of the original RT-era (rare) jump packs


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I... actually don't know. Help?

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Midland, TX or Wellington, New Zealand

Nice, great little collection you got going there! Looking forward to see it grow and to see what you will do with them!

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Upstate, New York

There was also a RT era plastic space orc box, which had some CC things. And while not the chainswords they deserve, the RTB01 sprues did include combat knives, so you can just go that route.

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Wow, you have quite a collection of old metal models. I can't believe you have that many old school metal jump packs.

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

Tanks for the Memories - RT era Motor Pool

First post of the week for the RT project and we start with some of my favourite early GW kits, I remember building these style kits very early on, possibly before I had even finished a squad. I loved the old school rhino but my favourite of the smaller kits had to be the predator. I really do think it is a lovely kit and when I finally get round to my Red Hunters I plan on using the more modern forgeworld version to invoke the spirit of these kits.

After some scouring, natty dealing and a very kind donation from Damien I have ended up with this small motor pool that I would like to expand (old 60mm base whirlwind anyone?), so here they are.



more detailed pics and some information about the models and what i have planned are on the blog here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/tanks-for-memories-rt-motorpool.html

   
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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

Wounding with intent - RT Era Assault units

First RT post of the week and it gets brutal. Over the last week I have wheeled and dealed my way to secure two great Assault units for use in the force. Whilst one of them might not be fully RT it is close enough to do me and will certainly hurt once on the table top.

First up is my new Terminator assault squad, whilst not an RT unit rules wise I felt the need for them in the current edition out weighed that. where possible I have stuck to the RT choices.


My other assault unit is actually two small 5 man units, although I guess it could be one massive 10 man one, I now have enough metal RT jump packs to convert the ten RTB01s in to assault troops over the coming week. The marines are in parts which is nice and makes it good to carry out simple conversions, keeping as much original as I can.



more pics and info as always here:
http://millests.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/wounding-with-intent-rt-era-assault.html

   
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Upstate, New York

I know there were two eras in thunderhammers. The rounded ones you have are the older ones. If you want to field them WYSWYG legal in a modern game, you might want to source one more, as you can’t mix the SB/powersword sarge in an assault squad under the current rules.

It will be interesting to see what arises from that pile of marine parts.

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Deepest Darkest Essex!!! UK

nevelon - cheers for the info on the serg, hadn't realised that, mind you haven't looked at the new codex properly for ages

   
 
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