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The Long WIP

So, this is an attempt to document my progress with my myriad hobby projects, mostly in Games Workshop, however with the Shipping of Maelstrom's Edge in December I will include work on that as well.

So, My current hobby projects and goals are:

Converted 40k Squat/Skitarii/Blood Angel/Knight 2000pt force.
Warhammer Fantasy Dwarf Force
And of course, the obligatory Angry Marines warband!

And My completed (for the moment) projects are:
Soul Drinkers 1500pt force
Pre-Heresy style Thousand Sons warband
The Hobbit Dwarves and Goblins
Necron army
And a bad-ass Pink and Purple Spehss Erlf.

So to get started, here's my first Angry Marine;





And here's the finished Thousand Sons Warband:




So what do you think?


I'll post new stuff pretty much as I do it, however due to school commitments there might be some spells where nothing is posted for a couple of weeks, however I'll try to upload pictures fairly often, even if they are just of finished projects.

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 Peter Wiggin wrote:
Is that a saperka (entrenching shovel) in your angry marine's hand?


Maybe




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So, I've finally gotten started on my Squat army!

It is a combined force of squats, ad-mech, and blood angels. I've assembled a unit of Skitarii Rangers, and ordered the parts for a test model of a tech-thrall.
I've got the models for the Blood Angels already, and am now waiting on another can of chaos black to undercoat them.
The Adeptus Mechanicus portion is what I'm currently working on, It's made up of Skitarii and Tech-thralls (counts-as imperial guard). Here's the progress I've made so far:




Soon I hope to work on the test model of the tech-thrall, and put another couple of coats on the angry marine.

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Exciting News! I have two huge updates to my Mechanicus force!

Alright, maybe not quite that big, but still, a large part of the planning stage, and a HQ model!

I have 'completed' my model for "Magos Cusixae," my female Magos of forge-temple Mareotis, who is fascinated by the studies of the Legio Cybernetica, but unwilling to give up her Martian resources.
It is made up of segmented armour plates, and a bunch of cables and stuff. I will post pictures soon.

Also, I have received the parts for my test model for the tech-thralls, basically a bunch of Cadian parts, which I will also post pics of soon.

I have also finished my Army List for the eventual force, made up of Squats, Mechanicus, Blood Angels, and a Knight, drawing units from Codei; Skitarii, Blood Angels, Astra Militarum, and Imperial Knights.
It is within the spoiler tag:
Spoiler:


Squat "'Nid Hunter" Force - 3008pts


Squats - 1085pts

Squat Warband: One of the few remaining squat clans, Clan Dumin were on Mars when the Tyranids struck, and are oathsworn to avenge their fallen brothers! Armed with the most advanced weaponry known to mankind, most of which they were intrinsic in the development of, they struck out to hunt the bugs, and came to Gehenna shortly after the swarm had been driven off by the Blood Angels. Dante himself ordered a Battle Barge and a Baal Strike Force to be sanctioned to their aid, and with their numbers bolstered by the marines of the angelic chapter, they set off after their prey once more...

10 Vanguard - 185pts
Alpha (warlord) with Arc Maul, Arc Pistol, and Conversion Field, Vanguard with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and two Arc Rifles.

10 Vanguard - 190pts
Alpha with Phosphor Blast Pistol and Taser Goad, Vanguard with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and two Plasma Calivers.

10 Rangers - 180pts
Alpha with Arc Pistol and Taser Goad, Rangers with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and Plasma Caliver.

5 Sicarian Infiltrators - 225pts
Princeps with Conversion Field, Omniscient Mask, and Infoslave Skull, Infiltrators with Flechette Blasters and Taser Goads.

1 Onager Dunecrawler - 165pts
Dunecrawler with Icarus Array, Cognis Heavy Stubber, Mindscanner Probe and Cognis Manipulator.

2 Ironstrider Ballastarii - 150pts
Ballistarii with two Twin-linked Cognis Lascannons.


Mechanicus- 830pts
Strike Hunter Maniple: One of the many accomplishments of Clan Dumin during their time on Mars was to forge a strong alliance with the Magos of the Mareotis Forge-temple, and this has led to the addition of Skitarii forces to the Squat's own warband. As well as the Mechanicum equipment which the Squats have accumulated over the years, a Skitarii Strike Hunter Maniple has been allocated to their forces. The traditional use of this particular formation was to make use of the Ranger's tracking skills, and to optimize shock tactics with the hardy vanguard. It's inclusion in the Squat force allows a long-range scouting tactic, which can quickly be re-inforced by a Vanguard-filled Drop Pod. This has led to many decisive victories for the Squats, and will, under the guidance of the ancestors, lead to many more...

10 Skitarii Rangers - 195pts
Alpha with Arc Pistol and Taser Goad, Rangers with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and two Transuranic Arquebus.

10 Skitarii Rangers - 180pts
Alpha with Radium Pistol and Power Sword, Rangers with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and Transuranic Arquebus.

10 Skitarii Vanguard - 165pts
Alpha with Phosphor Blast Pistol, Arc Maul, and Conversion Field, Vanguard with Omnispex, Enhanced Data Tether and Arc Rifle. Embarked in Blood Angel Drop Pod.

Tech-Thralls and Legio Cybernetica Detachment: In addition to the Skitarii Maniple, the Magos has sent a detachment of her own tech-thralls and three of her most revered relics of war - a Trio of Thallaxi, relics recovered from an age long ago...

Tech-Thrall Infantry Platoon and Thallaxi - 210 pts
Command Squad with Heavy Flamer and Lascannon Team (Thallax), Infantry Squad with Flamer and Lascannon Team (Thallax), and an Infantry Squad with Flamer and Lascannon Team.

Magos Cusixae: The Magos herself marches to war! Controlling her 'recovered' Legio Cybernetica forces consisting of of Thallaxi and Tech-Thralls, she fights through the minds of the tech-host she commands, seeing with their eyes, thinking with the power of their minds, and moving with their bodies. Her own Mechanical form drifts along behind the advance, a slowly writhing mass of segmented carapace and mechatendrites, barely moving noticeably except in defence of her own person, or to pause and stoically examine a particularly interesting specimen...

Magos Cusixae - 60pts
Lord Commissar with Plasma Pistol and close combat weapon.


Blood Angels - 718pts

Baal Strike Force: Following the devestating effects of the Gehenna campaign, Dante recognised the need for action against the Tyranid Horror. Unable to fully commit the chapter, a Baal Strike Force Detachment was dispatched to aid the Squats in their hunting of the xenos menace...

Baal Strike Force Detachment:

Librarian - 125pts
Mastery Level 2 Psyker, with Terminator Armour and Storm Shield.

5 Blood Angel Scouts - 94pts
Scouts with Sniper Rifles, Camo Cloaks and Missile Launcher with Flakk Missiles.

5 Blood Angel Scouts - 94pts
Scouts with Sniper Rifles, Camo Cloaks and Missile Launcher with Flakk Missiles.

5 Blood Angel Tactical Marines - 120pts
Veteran Sergeant with a Power Fist and Melta Bombs, and Marines with Melta Gun.

Blood Angel Assault Terminators - 225pts
Terminators with Thunder Hammers and Storm Shields.

Skitarii Drop Pod - 60pts
Drop Pod with Deathwind Missile Launcher and Locator Beacon. Skitarii Vanguard Embarked inside.


Imperial Knights - 375pts

Imperial Knight: Eulayr Fulke of House Tyranis was once saved from him and his Knight falling prey to a warp-charged storm (probably caused by Magos Cusixae in the first place) by Dumin Eimar's timely intervention. Whilst this debt has been paid many times over, Fulke has formed a firm friendship with his stocky comrade, and a great respect for his tactical mind. He will follow Eimar and fight alongside him, as will his Knight, until the Tyranids are dust and the Squat race is avenged...

Knight Paladin - 375pts



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Heh love the 3 banner Angry marine.

What colour scheme you gonna do for the Skitarii?

D
   
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 evildrcheese wrote:


What colour scheme you gonna do for the Skitarii?



The Skitarii are going to be a heavily weathered Mars colour scheme (like a scrub, i know ) to match the back story to which I rationalize the existence of the squats.



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Alright, next photodump!

To begin with, here is the test-model for my tech-thralls. A bit of info first, My idea was to essentially have 'guardsmen' like figures, with small amounts of physical augmentation. I mean, if these are the 'low of the low' of a forge, then why would a magos waste resources on major augmentation? A little bit of cranial surgery and boom, tech-thrall. Admittedly, there will be some augmentation, and more than is normal for most other forces, however i doubt it would be as common as in, say, skitarii or even the general workers. I also have attempted to keep the robed look (to a degree) as this seems to be a fairly common theme with the mechanicum. Anyway, without further ado, here's the mini:




And now, the big one, Magos Cusixae herself! I was heavily inspired by this piece of artwork by John Blanche at the time, particularly the... thing... in the top right.
Spoiler:


And, while not a direct attempt to copy it, this was definitely inspired by it. I was working from the idea of a Magos which, while fascinated with the legio cybernetica, was unwilling to actually join their ranks and leave the resources of Mars behind. As such, she hordes any and all cybernetica technology she can get her hands on, in particularly, three thallaxi. To this end, I actively eschewed the use of robes or much cloth anywhere other than the head. I also very much went for the 'inhuman' look - she has been so augmented that she is no longer visibly human. Awesome. Anyway, here is the mini:





So what do you think?

And here is a family portrait to round things off:


So, there is all my mechanicum forces so far. I am currently looking at buying a Thallax Cohort for the force (they will be counts-as heavy weapons teams) however I am also trying to balance my student budget

And just to prove that I do paint my conversions:
Spoiler:

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That spider marine looks amazing!


   
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Thanks!

Not much new this week I'm afraid, rather busy studying

I did, however, pick up a unit of Thallax for my counts-as Imperial Guard Mechanicum, and have also got another bottle of undercoat, so new painted models coming in the next few weeks.

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Well, necroposting on my own thread. Who'd have thought? (I figured that it would be better than starting a new thread, please correct me if I'm wrong)

Unfortunately, life got in the way of me continuing to burn cash, however I have picked up the slack in the last few weeks, and, with photo's coming soon, I have assembled another 10 rangers, and 10 vanguard, 3 thallax, and have a MEdge box on it's way. In addition, I have more than doubled my dwarfs, and have a large number painted.

I shall have pictures up soon, and will slowly continue to post content.

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THE EDGE HAS ARRIVED!

My Battle For Zycanthus box arrived, and in addition to a coming soon unboxing video for youtube, here are the first few assembled models!


Some Tempests:


Contractors (I really love this model for some reason):


Karist Troopers, with an easy conversion on the sergeant:


Minnows:


Shadow Walkers (Hold on, weren't they on my other desk??? )


A lunging Angel:


I Know the wings are small, but check the front of the Zycanthus box for my inspiration:


And the Kaddar Nova:


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Those Tempests are super cool.

EDC
   
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Battle Tested Karist Trooper






Lunging Angel works very well too! And I also love the Contractor models

   
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Australia

Thanks for all the kind words!

So I've built some Scarecrows! And they are truly fantastic kits!
Spoiler:





And I've finally uploaded an unboxing video to my channel, check out my thoughts and an in-depth look at the contents of Battle for Zycanthus here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDnxjlWT1ag

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The kneeling one looks like he's chilling out on that rock in the last pic, awesome

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Cool. I like the classic Sci Fi vibe they have.

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And here's a video full of HD images of the MEdge models I've been working on!

https://youtu.be/lzpf0m_ljdQ

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I like the Triple Banner effect on the yellow marine - though I think it would fit a terminator better. I think I'll copy that at some point.
   
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And here's some HD pictures of the MEdge models!

Spoiler:

The Whole Lot


Karist Angels


Angel Minnows


Tempests


Troopers


Shadow Walkers


Kaddar Nova and a Kitbash using the spare base in the box, of what I assume is some sort of priest. I actually really like this model for some reason, perhaps it is the flowing, dynamic pose.


Giant Metal Death Machines (Hunters)!


Slightly Less Giant Metal Death Machines (Scarecrows)


Apprentice with some Spider Drones


Firefly Drones


Contractors


Journeyman 'Bot Handler



Knowledge is power. Guard it well. Also guard money. And people. And Alcatraz. In fact, Just guard the whole bloody world. Isn't that what IG is for?


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Nice little conversions you got going there. Now to paint it all up!

   
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Aaaaand now I have a blog (because I definitely needed more things to keep track of on the internet)!

http://members.webs.com/MembersB/editAppPage.jsp?app=blog&pageID=350144270#blog/

Anyway, just a quick update. I apologise for the lack of content recently, but unfortunately school has gotten in the way. However...


I have a 1000 (and 2) pt Warriors of Chaos army sitting in boxes wrapped in plastic on my desk! And over the next few weeks I'll be assembling, and hopefully painting those!
In addition, due to the current state of Warhammer, I think I'll be regressing back to 5th edition for a while. So, here's my army list for the WOC (along with a bit of fluff!);



Enjoy!
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