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Made in au
Esteemed Veteran Space Marine





Australia

The assault marines look great.

Also an interesting fact. If you filter the thread for your responses Gitsplitta then you get 70 pages. Impressive!

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

@graven: Well, this whole army is kind of a nostalgia trip.

@Matt: Good heavens you're right... OK, I can magnetize one more backpack.

@Captainsolstice: I've pondered cinematic effects before but haven't tried them. I'll give it some thought.

@CK: You got it bud, let's hope I don't disappoint.

Speaking of which, here's Assault Marine #5. He's all original save for the legs which just give him more of an upright posture as opposed to the crouching originals. Jump pack needs a bit of work yet, but otherwise he's all set.



   
Made in gb
Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit





Worle, UK

You are up nice and early Gits I'm starting to think about lunch here

I can imagine #5 laughing manically as he burns the heresy to a crisp.

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Battleship Captain





USA-Illinois- the Chi

I love the old school flamer!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Like the original missile launcher, the beakie flamer is iconic. I could have concocted something else more interesting looking, but I don't think anything else would have really felt right. I know the picture is from kind of an odd angle, but the leg switch is important for giving the figure some "presence" and taller stature. I like the "rocked back" pose, which isn't so visible here but is really obvious from a straight side view. Seems appropriate for a marine with gouts of flaming fuel issuing from his weapon... especially with that huge pack on his back changing his center of balance. No bionics on this one... must be new.

So, should I paint these 5 now, or build the other 5 then paint all 10 together?


   
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Old Sourpuss






Lakewood, Ohio

Gits, any big plans for 250 pages?

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Afraid not Alf... maybe it's time for another review/summary?? I'll wade though and see if there's enough new work to make it worth while. I kind of doubt it though, been spending most of the last several months on painting the kids' armies. Still, perhaps 250 is best represented the same way as the rest of the blog... with steady progress as I plow through yet another unit.

   
Made in de
Xeno-Hating Inquisitorial Excruciator





Germany/Stuttgart

Maniac laughter fits this marine pretty good indeed.^^
I'd say paint the 5 first, then make the other 5.
But in the end, just do what you feel like doing.

edit:
I would love to see a detailed review of your army.
Some detail shots of every squad, some army shots. Stuff like that.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

By popular demand... OK... 2 people... I've decided to celebrate 250 pages by doing another P&M review! It's been 50 pages after all, I must have gotten something done.


We start off this review by featuring one of my "dream units"... scout bikers using the original RT era jet bikes that I've been hording for 20 years...

Brother Morpheus:


Brother Barak:


Brother Foreman:


Brother Phoenix:


Sergeant Blade:


And the whole squad:


An army shot:


Finished up the last of my sternguard, including one GMS marine.

The Grill Master:




Brother Zane:




Completed sternguard squad on it's display base with Kantor off to the side. While the image looks a bit blurry when displayed on the blog, it's quite large and if you zoom in you can see a fair amount of detail.


My 1850 pt army at Rock Con, my highest placement ever in a tourney (middle-of-the-pack). This is the army I set out to build 2 years ago when I started this process.


Got some terrific GMS marines!

From Njal:


From endtrans:


From graven:



So, there you have it. I haven't included the assault builds as they're still WIP. Thanks for hangin' with me everyone. I appreciate as always your patronage, friendship and help throughout this process.

Immediate goals for the army are as follows:

- 2x 5-man assault squads with interchangeable packs
- 1 sanguinary priest / apothecary
- finish my two LS Storms, including completing the detailing of the vehicles & getting the gunners and one passenger each painted (to represent squad embarked or disembarked)

Once these are done, I'll start thinking seriously about working on a unit for the post-crusade army... either that or =I= vehicles for my GMS marine squads.

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut







Nice! But personally, I like the beaky heads better than the bare-headed assault marines, but I know, he is probably the sarge eh?

#5 is perfect! Looks like he has a large airbrush!

And I can't begin to tell you how much I love the jetbikes!

And GRATZ on 250! Woohoo!

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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"It puts together more terrain, or else it gets the hose again...-dangledorf2.0
"This is the Imperium, there is no peace, there are only rivets" -Vitruvian XVII
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






I don't know!

Really, really like the 'round up' I really want to do one but I only have 10 pages. No wait 10 pages is good!!LOL!

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looks like I was right about my pre-emptive compliment . You should give him the smiley from the comedian somewhere, it would go nicely with his maniacal-laugter-flaming-everything-in-sight pose

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

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Made in nl
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






vaasen , the netherlands

congrats Gits 250 pages of awesomeness and random rambling

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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

Pass me your address and I'll send you a SOM medic

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It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks Dee, what's SOM? (PM'd)


   
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Phanobi





Gosport. UK

Sons of Medusa

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We refuse to take sides in this anymore. And we refuse to let you turn us against one another. We know who we are now, we can find our own way between order and chaos...

It's over because we've decided it's over. Now get the hell out of our galaxy! Both of you.

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Made in nl
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






vaasen , the netherlands

Sisters Of Metal?

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

"School of Metaphysics" apparently...

   
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Nurgle Chosen Marine on a Palanquin






Whangarei , New Zealand

Congratulatyions on the 250 milestone...

... Now build some fancy post-crusade MW for me to drool over!

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Always nice to see the bikers and the sternguard

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
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Love the Army! Congrats on 250!!!

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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






Haha - those scout bikers are great - good use of RT parts. Weldone on 250!!

   
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Nurgle Veteran Marine with the Flu






Norwich - England - usually in the pub

Like the review and well done on the 250 landmark - here's to the next 250! and yes - the old flamers and missile launchers are the best.

My chaos army thread & http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/389912.page

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California + Philidelphia

wow those scout bikers are awsome, where are those cool heads from?

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Worle, UK

Wow 250 that’s a lot of pages, but every single one is filled with great stuff. Be it pictures, fluff or ramblings of the followers

 
   
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Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader







Wow, up to 250 pages already... seems only like yesterday you had passed the 200 mark! Heck, I even remember the whole excitement over the 50th and 100th page milestones.

Anyway... Gits... Will you be working on the Mantis Warriors Chaplain in the near future? I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Thanks everyone for your kind words... it is nice to occasionally review what I've gotten done. Helps to keep me motivated. As do all the wonderful comments and support you folks provide. Thank you, it's very humbling.

@GS: Hey, believe it or not I have your box of goodies (save the chaplain) sitting right here next to me waiting to be shipped! I've been pouring through old PMs but I can't find your shipping address. Please send via PM and I'll get this on it's way to you today! And yes, finishing the chaplain is the first GMS project for the year. Need to order those shoulder pads.

edit: OK, pads are ordered.

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Made in gb
Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader







Gitsplitta wrote:@GS: Hey, believe it or not I have your box of goodies (save the chaplain) sitting right here next to me waiting to be shipped! I've been pouring through old PMs but I can't find your shipping address. Please send via PM and I'll get this on it's way to you today! And yes, finishing the chaplain is the first GMS project for the year. Need to order those shoulder pads.

edit: OK, pads are ordered.


Ah, okay! I'll PM you the address. There is a chance that my wi-fi connection totalled out the last time I sent it, so it didn't actually send.

And good job for ordering the pads!

Also, good luck with all your other projects!

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Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

I've got your chaplain sitting on this little shelf at eye-level on my painting desk (along with a dozen other things)... when the pads come in I'll pick up work on him right away. I haven't worked with black yet, so it'll prove to be an interesting and challenging project (and good practice for one of the "big" projects I hope to get to later this year).

   
Made in gb
Battle-tested Knight Castellan Pilot






Southampton UK

Another milestone passed! Congrats! Do you have the biggest blog on Dakka?

Better to sit quietly and look the fool than to open your mouth and confirm the fact!

My Blogs:
Emperor's Wings chapter
Pre Heresy Death Guard
Necrons
Misc painting blog
 
   
 
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