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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Howdy all!
I've been tinkering away with this project since October, and, having run out of bits to make lil men with, have decided to finally upload some of it here!
(to those of you from the R+H thread I commented in a while back, don't worry, I have 5 more mortars on the work bench!)
I had the idea for these guys ages ago, I've always loved the uglier grittier side of the 40k universe that the FW renegades gave off, but when they got axed, I decided to stop letting my hobby dreams be dreams, and instead let my money-having dreams be dreams.
I've gone for a very war-weary, All Quiet on the Western Front kind of look with these

After running out of resin, I started cobbling dudes together with the poxwalkers box (I've got a real love/hate relationship with the 8th ed nurgle releases, and have devoted much time to butchering little green plastic fellas), until I was miraculously bolstered by the Blackstone Fortress dudes as well. At a bit of a loss as to how I'll finish the last mortar teams off (as well as having enough bits to introduce more auto-/las-cannons). Been eyeing up more poxwalkers, the old WHFB zombies, or maybe something that rhymes with "brussuian brecaster" but IDK yet.
I've still a few more gaps to fill here and there, and probably a number of barrels to drill out.
I'm also not sure what to do with my Basilisk. I was thinking of getting 3, but finishing my land raider made me remember how much I hate painting tanks, so this might be the only one. I'm gonna stick up a bunch of different configurations, so if you let me know which you like best, I'd be really thankful!

Anyway! I'm gonna indulge myself in some fluff!

Spoiler:
At the Imperial edge of the Damocles Gulf, Moorendar XVII had been fortunate. Many agri-worlds escape the darkest horrors of the 41st Millennium, but the denizens of Moorendar had been particularly fortunate. It's people lived, grew their crop-tithes, delivered them to the Ordo Astra Logistica's freight ships, and passed away of old age. It's temperate climate, and simple way of life made it a popular spot for the most well-funded rogue traders, most of whom planned to 'return someday, settle down, and pass out the last few years' there. Few did.
As the Damocles Crusade came to it's conflagrant end, wounded T'au warships began to illuminate the skies above, feeling into the cold void of space.
One such Xeno craft had the poor fate of crashing into the surface of Moorendar. The archeotech of the agri-worlders was far inferior to the T'au, and the 'Crusade' mustered to reclaim the zone around the crash-site inflicted casualties more commonly seen in penal legions. Starved, defeated, besieged and with nearly no equipment to begin with, the Xenos frantically tried to plead for clemency, but were met with none. When two squads of ultramarines appeared to finally mop up the dregs of Xeno resistance, the agri-worlders were overcome with Imperial Fervor.
For decades, they glorified in the tales of sacrifice and heroism the short-lived conflict had produced, and implored the Orders to accept a volunteer regiment. As a vital food production planet, manpower was considered too vital on Moorendar to be spared. The planetary governor was, however persistent, and a volunteer regiment was formed, and sent off into the ravening maw of the Imperium's struggle for survival.

The would find themselves in the Baal system, in the midst of the operation against the Tyranid Menace. The marines they saw were a far cry from the noble statues of the sons of Guilliman. Ferried from the front, sporting wounds that would have slain mere mortal men, missing limbs, disfigured by bio-acid, pouring gore, howling with the black rage, or else savagely draped with the evidence of their success, the progeny of Sanguinius were a harrowing reminder of the reality of the purpose of the Emperor's Angels of Death.
Flung into trenches, and ordered to repel any Xeno advances, the 3rd Volunteers found themselves in a hell beyond their imagining whilst on Moorendar. Swarmed almost constantly by parasitic bio-forms, and met by the hordes of the invasion swarm, and the appalling terror of it's more monstrous organisms, zeal withered into fear, exhaustion and fatigue.
The agents of chaos watched hungrily, relishing their despair. In the sodden filth and gore of the trenches, Grandfather Nurgle sowed his seeds. As the Imperial lines crumbled around the 3 Volunteers, those seeds began to bloom into outright mutiny.

Cut off, condemned and encircled, their only objectives have become survival and escape...

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Yet to get the barbed wire treatment...

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Lonely Mortar seeks gunner for heretical times ;)

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Driver 1 (crouching)

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Front Sandbags 2 + Shotgun Gunner

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Rear 1

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Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

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Looking good.

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The sandbag piles aren't doing it for me, the problem is that sandbags are the very definition of floppy dead weight and so they're hard to model onto uneven surfaces without using flexible sandbags. Also, the Basilisk with all the sandbags looks a bit too crammed and logistically problematic. Getting shells to the rear deck over that barrier would be hard, and they'd add a not-insignificant amount of extra weight.

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Cheers man! I have indeed, not sure that they quite scratch my itch, IDK why tho

reds8n wrote:
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Thanks very much! If you think this would be more appropriate there, then move away! I'm still a bit of an eejit when it comes to forum stuff...

Agamemnon2 wrote:The sandbag piles aren't doing it for me, the problem is that sandbags are the very definition of floppy dead weight and so they're hard to model onto uneven surfaces without using flexible sandbags. Also, the Basilisk with all the sandbags looks a bit too crammed and logistically problematic. Getting shells to the rear deck over that barrier would be hard, and they'd add a not-insignificant amount of extra weight.


Thanks for the feedback - I thought about greenstuff sandbags, but I simply don't have the patience. A bit of rigidity is a price I'm willing to pay!
I like your comment about the problematic logistics side. That hadn't crossed my mind, but I appreciate the attention to realism, will reconsider! (also it's a pain dry fitting all those sandbags, so I'm not sure I have the patience to do it again, not to mention the inevitable painting woes!)

Cheers folks!

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For sandbags, there is a product I found at Greenstuffworld recently that I've considered testing out. They are essentially little baggies of teabag kind of material filled with sawdust or something similiar. The idea is you soak them in diluted PVA glue and then can pile them up naturally, scrunching and bending as required.

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/scenery-accessories/308-flexible-sandbags-x50.html

Ten euros for fifty bags isn't cheap since sandbags are most effective when deployed in massive quantities, though.

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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Test mini! Trying to keep this scheme nice and simple and fast, while looking presentable. Probably spent more time than is ideal mucking about with this guy, but as he's the first, I don't really begrudge him too much. Pretty pleased with it, but feel like maybe he could do with some kind of regimental markings?

Fluff!
Spoiler:
Orders never came in for the 3rd Volunteers to fall back. Much closer to Imperial lines, a servo-skull paused, hovered, and was whicked into shadow by a taloned limb. Deft appendages pried metal from bone, and tendrils began to sift through the data stored within its precious little grey matter. The Tyranid shifted boredly, as the usual flickered though its neural glands. Memories of spawning one of those feeble hominid larvae, a few food sources, smiling older hominids, landscapes. Finally. Relevance to the hive. Data concerning a shift of bodies to a defensive fallback line.

Like a nutshell, halves of the skull dropped into the claggy earth that coated the planet. The orders for the Moorendar 3rd to pull back never made it.

Instead, the regiment found itself trembling with cold, as the bottoms of their trenches steadily filled with the early morning rains. Most were roused by the thunderous guns of the Imperial backline, and the staggering reverberations of their shells crashing down nearby deep in the pits of their half-starved bellies. Those who weren't, quickly found themselves responding to the chilling death-shrieks of their comrades. During the preceding night, the bulk of the Astra Militarum had fallen back. The 3rd were alone in a boiling sea of bioforms. Their survival for the next two months were as much due to the hive-fleet's focus on the bulwark of Mankind's fortifications beyond, as it was the desperate way in which the 3rd held their trenches. Fatigue set in fast, and men, who otherwise had fanatically upheld the creeds of the imperial guard, soon began tossing the wounded and feeble into the maw of the xeno menace, if only to buy themselves seconds to scrabble through the mud to safety. They dug in, burrowing into the mud and filth, and like cornered rats, lashed out with blistering fury at the tyranids that tried to enter.
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How come i only now stumble upon this ?

Looking good, also i wonder why you would field that many mortars:



   
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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Hmm, not sure, Notonline, I seem to recall some sinister, warp-tainted whispers in my gas mask one day, and the next thing I knew, I was busily building mortars!

Glad you like 'em! Hopefully they'll become a worthy army of 'worst rules in 40k bar maybe GK'

Some plague marines on the way too, but not for a long while, as all my hobby stuff is on the other side of the planet at present. Glad I got a test model down, and he was nice and fast, which was an unexpected bonus!

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 posermcbogus wrote:
Hmm, not sure, Notonline, I seem to recall some sinister, warp-tainted whispers in my gas mask one day, and the next thing I knew, I was busily building mortars!

Glad you like 'em! Hopefully they'll become a worthy army of 'worst rules in 40k bar maybe GK'

Some plague marines on the way too, but not for a long while, as all my hobby stuff is on the other side of the planet at present. Glad I got a test model down, and he was nice and fast, which was an unexpected bonus!


Warp whispers
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 Agamemnon2 wrote:
For sandbags, there is a product I found at Greenstuffworld recently that I've considered testing out. They are essentially little baggies of teabag kind of material filled with sawdust or something similiar. The idea is you soak them in diluted PVA glue and then can pile them up naturally, scrunching and bending as required.

http://www.greenstuffworld.com/en/scenery-accessories/308-flexible-sandbags-x50.html

Ten euros for fifty bags isn't cheap since sandbags are most effective when deployed in massive quantities, though.


I've tried them and I'm not that impressed to be honest. They aren't quite the right shape and are a bit springy by sp actually quite difficult to get to stay I a realistic slumped position. If they were a bit puffier they might work better.


Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

 Flinty wrote:


I've tried them and I'm not that impressed to be honest. They aren't quite the right shape and are a bit springy by sp actually quite difficult to get to stay I a realistic slumped position. If they were a bit puffier they might work better.



Yeah man, I'm not stoked on them either. While the plastic Tamiya ones certainly have their limitations (they don't look super amazing in any shape other than a straight line) and they aren't cheap, they do the job, pretty nicely imo, and hopefully, once they're painted up, and I've slapped an appropriate amount of Stirland Battlemire about the place (read: a literal fuckton), they should look more subtle, with more attention focused on the mini.

On the topic, anyone have any thoughts about my trying to raise the level of the ground in front of the sandbags? I had some blocks of polystyrene that I was planning on sticking in front, to give the impression that the trenches were - well, just that, trenches in the earth, rather than dudes sat behind sandbag walls.

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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





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Woo! Fluff time!!!

Spoiler:

Quite how heresy proper first made its way into the 3rd will never be truly known to Inquisitors. It is supposed that a fatal mixture of unsanitary conditions, combat fatigue, and heretical sedition all played their wicked part.
Recovered Command logs paint a grizzly picture. Moral plunged, as the imperial line behind them withdrew to more easily defensible positions. All around them, the Tyranid masses stripped the land of all biomatter, and subjected the battered Moorendarians to near-constant attack. Writhing worms infested trenches, rations, clothing, as the 3rd Volunteer's defensive perimeters shrank by the day. With such brutal conditions, quickly the health of the men themselves withered. A hacking, phlegm-filled cough blighted the guardsmen, along with a gnawing fatigue that saw even basic hygienic practices - or at least, those that could be practiced with dwindling supplies, and a state of constant vigilance - were all but abandoned. At some point, those nipping xeno worms must have been supplanted, by a genus of a warp-born parasite, thriving in the pools of filth and gore, and among the emaciated bodies and starving bellies of the 3rd.
After weeks of being trapped alone, in freezing, filthy trenches, kept fighting night and day by the ravening xeno hordes, they greeted the agents of their damnation, not with horror, but, casualty simulation figures suggest, with open arms. Fully, from the lowliest private, to even the commissariat, the traitors were welcomed into treasonous lines, their corrupted supplies bearing insidious taint, readily taken up.
Due to the 3rd Volunteers inevitable extermination, the extent to which this alliance was made on the part of the Moorendarian's desperation, rather than their worship of the Plague God will never be known. Fanatics, for the most part, they were probably not.

The Chaos Marines that would bolster them were [Excommunicae Tratoris] The Proselytes of the Drain Fly. Despite being aligned to the god Nurgle, they had a reputation among their foes as line-breakers of terrible repute, conducting daring siege-breaking operations, sapping, undermining and kill team missions. Their signature tactic of tainting water supplies behind enemy lines before beginning an assault struck terror into the hearts of many who glimpsed their calling-card grey "Drain Fly" insignia, which they routinely taunted foes with, by daubing near the sites of successful raids, infiltrations, or plague ordinance. Of an unknown gene-sire, and no clear founding, almost as infamous as their cruel bio-weapons, was their tactic of abducting human opponents or civilians who showed promise, and forcibly converting them into marines, though a foul and violent process, barely resembling the noble creation of a space marine. New recruits would then often be sent as part of a first wave, to prove their worth, in a christening of roaring bolter fire, and shrieking rusted chain weapons.


So! Here they are, at long last! The Proselytes of the Drain Fly. My little Nurgly hammer to the anvil of my traitor guard. Picked up about a squad of these when I was back in the UK for Xmas, along with a squad of guardsmen, too. It is VERY MUCH not priming weather right now, so these two boys will have to do for the time being. But, they were a BLAST to do. My other marines, the templars, are very clean and fresh, so it was an interesting task to make these guys look battered and filthy. I also got to try out doing gross stuff for the first time, like puss and slime, which was pretty great fun. I think I might have to invest in some verdigris soon, though. Not sure the brass/gold/bronze has enough to it, y'know? Also, I think my final step - a watered down wash of typhus corrosion - wasn't the best call. In future, I think I'll try to do it in patches and streaks, maybe with a few other inks etc too. But not all over. The typhus corrosion is also why they have that odd grains thing on their surface. I don't hate it, but it looks kinda weird I guess???
ALSO! I'm looking for advice on the bases. How should one go about making Stirland battlemire look like a nice, wet sloppy mess of mud? I like the texture, but hoo boy. Do I wash it? Nuln or Agrax? Drybrush? Honestly a little tempted to just 'ardcoat it as is...

ANYWAY! Thanks for looking, and I'd love to hear any feedback, esp. if you're a seasoned nurgling!
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Zit detail. How did I do?

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Another boil.

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Drain Fly detail.

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Another insignia.

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Ongoing P&M shennanigans!
Warband of the Pilgrim Saint - Marines and SoB, My first ever project! http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/664123.page
Assorted Inquisition stuff! I get wierd with conversions sometimes! https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/743187.page
The Carpathina Tin Ghosts - Skitarii Rangers who don't want redemption - only to kill xenos. https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/748211.page
Vaguely Coleridgian Eldar Friends https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/749595.page#9830499
Care for a snifter of mine-tonic, comrade? Genestealers await the coming of the Black Emperor https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/757105.page
The Moorendar 3rd and the Proselytes of the Drain Fly - Nurgle 40k https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/770536.page
Haven't bought from GW since December 2019 - resist price hikes and unfair pricing outside of the UK  
   
 
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