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Columbus, OH

Hey! So I decided that with all the new chaos stuff coming out, it was a great time to build a completely obsolete army with OOP models. Nobody ever accused me of being too smart....



So it all started with my buddy L. Parker Gibson finding the old chaos marine squads in a random hobby shop for $20, and I went a little crazy from there. 90% of the army is NIB, and I felt really bad about these old models having never been assembled, let alone played in a game!

Now, for big projects like these, you need the right supplies. And that means Diet Dr. Pepper. Can't be finished without it!



So the lore behind the army is that after the heresy they got caught by Trazyn the Infinite and held in stasis for 10,000 years. They just happened to break out when the Cicatrix Maldictum (or whatever it's called) tore through the galaxy. So now they are out and about in a very different universe, and they don't like what they see...






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Kids these days will never know the joy of finding the metal tags all over the place...



... and no matter how hard you look, there is always one left over somewhere.



First squad is complete!

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What fun! And what a great find. Have a blast with all that old-time goodness. Hazard stripes everywhere?
   
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Columbus, OH

 youwashock wrote:
What fun! And what a great find. Have a blast with all that old-time goodness. Hazard stripes everywhere?


Oh yeah, gotta have the hazard stripes!



A few more friends.


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 Dysartes wrote:
Old school may be the best school - I think there's a Retrohammer thread over in Dakka Discussions you might want to post in


Headed over there now, thanks!


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Converted an old Chaos Squat in Exo armor to be my warpsmith. Chopped up a techmarine and a weapon sprue, but I think he turned out pretty good.



Alternate angle.



I forgot how much of a pain in the butt the old metal vehicles were to put together!



Here's the progress so far today. Got a few dreadnoughts, a predator, chaos lord, 5 Terminators, warpsmith, sorcerer, and a bunch of chaos marines.

Probably keep at it for a bit more, and I'll almost be able to start painting!

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Columbus, OH

Not much of an update, but I got the whole army assembled and based! Ready for paint as soon as it gets above freezing.



And the legions of chaos androids who will be my cultists.


Here's the list just in case anyone is interested. I haven't pointed it out fully but I think it's just north of 2,000 points. Probably not the most effective army, but I wanted to showcase as many 2nd ed. models as I could. I'm going to channel my inner Nigel Stillman and cherish the once in a million win!

Chaos Lord in Terminator Armor w/ Combi Melta & Power Maul

Chaos Sorcerer w/ Force Sword

Chaos Squat Warpsmith

Chaos Marine Squad x 5 w/ Champion with Powerfist, Flamer

Rhino w/ Combi-bolter

Chaos Marine Squad x 5 w/ Champion with Powerfist, Flamer

Rhino w/ Combi-bolter

Chaos Marine Squad x 10 w/ Champion with Chainsword, Icon, 2 X Missile Launcher

10 Chaos Terminators w/ 2 Combi-flamers, 2 Combi-meltas, 4 combi-bolters, 2 reaper autocannons, 2 power fists, 2 chainfists, 2 power mauls, 4 power axes

Helbrute w/ Twin Heavy Bolters and Power Scourge

Helbrute w/ Plasma Cannon and Power Claw

5 Havocs w/ 2 X Lascannon, 2 X Heavy Bolter

Vindicator

Predator w/ Twin Lascannon, 2 X Lascannon

Chaos Cultists (Androids) X 40

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You aren't kidding around with the old school. 40(!) androids. Heck of a sight.
   
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Columbus, OH

 youwashock wrote:
You aren't kidding around with the old school. 40(!) androids. Heck of a sight.


Hah, yeah I thought it made more sense for them to have robotic minions. Plus, it fits perfectly with the Chaos Squat fluff!

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This is fantastic, I'm looking forward to seeing this progress.
   
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Gloriously insane.

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Wow, I'd never seen a chaos android before, let alone a legion of them. Neat stuff, especially that dwarf or whatever he is.
   
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This is truly amazing on so many different levels!

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Dang that is a lot of tiny old metal guys. I love them! Keep it up

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It's never a bad time to go all out Oldschool. I salute you.

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Bravo! My aged heart feels your love!

 
   
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Excited for this! I remember seeing these as a child

   
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Interese to see how it turns out, I dig the project

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It is a pleasure to watch, but even single memory of pain assembling chaos dreadnought (god, I had to replace it couple times before my local store provided non-curved enough to even try to assemble it) is so excruciating that i’d rather watch it from distance. Predator wasn’t pleasurable experience as well.
But even more that Dreadnought I hated old chaos spawn with lots of metal tentacles. I was 12 back then, and my life hadn’t prepared me for such horrors. Metal glue wasn’t even closely enough to get this thing together.

Still have old terminators, though... also aspiring champion and several squads of daemons from the old age. Metal furies, letters and plaguebearers aren’t that old, but I rarely see other players bring them on table nowadays.

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Columbus, OH

Today I managed to get them all primed, I feel like my index finger is going to fall off! But that's because the flesh is weak!

Finally starting to look like they might be an actual army...


I'm glad everyone is enjoying the throwbacks, they are just as frustrating to put together today as they were back in the day. It was a strangely satisfying experience though!

Hopefully I'll be able to update more frequently now that I don't have to worry about the weather.

Thanks,

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Lovely 2nd Ed goodness!

Good luck with all of those stripes.

Hope you don't mind if offer some advice - please forgive me if you don't need or want it; start with black, then work up with grey to white, then wash with yellow. Working with the black and white lets you fix your errors, and add some depth to the white. When everything is good, wash yellow. A glaze over the top can be good too.


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Columbus, OH

 Fifty wrote:
Lovely 2nd Ed goodness!

Good luck with all of those stripes.

Hope you don't mind if offer some advice - please forgive me if you don't need or want it; start with black, then work up with grey to white, then wash with yellow. Working with the black and white lets you fix your errors, and add some depth to the white. When everything is good, wash yellow. A glaze over the top can be good too.



Hey thanks! I'll take all the help I can get, lol! I've actually never attempted hazard stripes before, so I'll certainly give your technique a try.

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Columbus, OH

Managed to get a few test models done for the army, pretty happy with how they turned out. Hazard stripes are... not fun.



I always like throwing models on some terrain to see how they look as well.


Only 76 more infantry to go!

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Cairo, Egypt

Goblin Green bases!

 
   
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excellent stuff, the older models certainly do have some charm on them. I always toy with the idea of painting up all my RT/2nd ed Orks even though i stopped playing 40k ages ago!

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You went full 2ed with the sweet sweet Goblin Green flocked bases

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Have my babies Anvil Industries!

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@MrFlutterPie - That's not currently a service we offer, but you can purchase quality miniatures from us..

 
   
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Columbus, OH

MrFlutterPie wrote:You went full 2ed with the sweet sweet Goblin Green flocked bases

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Goblin Green bases!


Well if you're gonna go retro, do it right!

cerealkiller195 wrote:excellent stuff, the older models certainly do have some charm on them. I always toy with the idea of painting up all my RT/2nd ed Orks even though i stopped playing 40k ages ago!


You should! That'd be a fun time I bet

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This project delivers, big time.
   
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Columbus, OH

Got a few more models finished, they're starting to look like Iron Warriors now!









Hazard stripes are a terrible invention!

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MegaDave  
   
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Maybe, but they look great and really sell the whole look. That Dread is marvelously retro, and you have done an amazing job breathing life (ironically) into those old androids.
   
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Retro wonderfulness!

You’ve captured the era perfectly. From the hazard stripes to the goblin green.

I’m sure there are better guides out there, but I used painter’s tape for my one foray into stripes. Cut one long strip the right width, and then alternated placing and then placing and removing them so I used the tape as a spacer to make sure all the stripes were parallel and uniform. I know you can get thin rolls of tape for smaller then tank applications. Or just cut your own with a ruler and a hobby knife.
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But who am I to tell and Iron Warrior how to hazard stripe!

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Wow, suddenly I'm 12 again! Brillaint job capturing the style from earlier days.

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