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Hailsham

I reckon I'm halfway through with this army, it currently stands at about 2313 points and equates to 178 models so far

As the title suggests it's built towards a narrative story which you can find here ---> https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/listByUser/0/130375/9.page

The Current list stands at:

HQ

Company commander armed with Boltgun and Marmorph Tuskblade relic

Tank Commander Battle cannon, Lascannon, Sponson heavy Bolters, Pintle Storm Bolter and hunter killer missile

Troops

8x 10 man squad all equally armed with a missle launcher team and a plasma gun, all Sgt's have a Boltgun and chainsword.
1x 10 man squad armed as above but with a neltagun instead of a plasma gun (this is an old metal kit and i didn't want to chop it up)

Elites

1x Command squad armed with Heavy Bolter team, Heavy flamer and meltagun

1x master of ordanance

3x Platoon commanders each armed with a plasma pistol and power sword

1x special weapons squad all armed with sniper rifles

3x veteran units (squad one - missile launcher 3x plasma guns, squad two autocannon 3x sniper rifles, squad three all members have shotguns 2x flamers 1x heavy flamer Sgt has bolt pistol + powersword)

Fast Attack

2x 5 man Rough Rider squad (squad one armed with meltagun + Sgt with plasma pistol and power sword, squad two has 2x Meltaguns + Sgt with power maul and plasma pistol)

2x Sentinel squads (squad one armed with 2x lascannons, 1x autocannon, squad two armed with Heavy flamer and sentinel chainsaw)


Heavy Support

3x Mortar weavy weapons teams

2x Leman russ tanks armed with Exterminator autocannons, one has a hull lascannon, sponson bolters, hunter killer missile, pintle heavy stubber, and track guards. the other has a hull heavy bolter and heavy bolter sponsons.

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1x Chimera with multi laser, hull heavy flamer, heavy stubber and hunter killer missile.

I would agree that some of it does seem a bit randomly put together but once complete it should form a coherent story line
Theres much more fluff to add and models to build and paint (and base as my greenskin brother in law keeps reminding me)
but so far this is an overall view of the army:




I've got a decent pile of shame awaiting there turn on the workbench



and when I get round to them this lot needs repainting and the big one needs some structual modification.



currently in progress are:

2 Chimera transports

2 Demolisher tanks

Priestess

I hope you've enjoyed this first post, check out the fiction behind the army from the link at the top and i'll see you in the next post.



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Hailsham

So I though I'd surprise my enemy with a bit of close combat, I have at my disposal a Veterans team geared towards getting up close and personal with the enemy.
Armed with flamers and shotguns these girls can move in quick, get a decent amount of shots off and then charge in taking advantage of their +1 strength and Sgt with pistol/powersword combo.



The squad is kitbashed mostly using the Necromunda Escher gang kit but also the shotguns from the Orlock gang sprues and flamers from the Catachan Sprues, the sargeant is a bit less flabouyant with her hair and uses a sisters of battle head.

Despite the fact that in the army fluff they were part of the planets criminal underworld, they are still devout to the Emperor and as such are deserving of a priestess to lead them into battle!

The main part for this conversion is one of the old metal Escher gangers armed with a autogun and pistol, the plan is to chop off the pistol and attach a chainsword from the Escher weapons upgrade sprue.



A bit of cutting, filing and fiddly supergluing later and the sword is attached, I also found a purity seal in my bitz box and glued this on to



A lick of paint and she's ready to mow down some Orks, I decided to give her Blue hair to stand out from the rest of the ladies.



In battle I expect she will be mostly attatched to this veterans squad giving it a pretty good buff in close combat, the entire squad gains an extra 15 attacks bringing it to a total of 22 strength 4 and 4 strength 3 attacks in all.

This brings the Pts up to 2,353, not a huge increase but it's a decent return on what I've paid.



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Hailsham

Some more tanks have arrived - well I've finished painting them that is



joining the defence force are two Chimeras with a similar loadout of a Heavy flamer in the turret and Heavy Bolter in the hull, additionally they both have Dozer blades and track guards (3d printed bought off ebay)
I honestly think this is a brilliant look for the tank it looks hunkered down and solid looking like it will actually get to the destination in one piece.



Two more heavy hitters are also rolling into battle in the form of an executioner and a demolisher tank, the demolisher is set to become a Tank Commander and in a strange turn of events is equipped with plasma cannons. I don't normally field these but I changed my mind for this one. I've no idea where the end went for the cannon but I'm happy to live without it.



I've done a bit of shifting around with the Exterminators, One has been upgraded to tank commander status and this newly finished one will take up it's position in Heavy support. My overal plan here tank wise is to have one overal command tank armed with a battle cannon and have two other commanders (let's say lieutenants) technically being squad leaders over two tanks of the same model. e.g demolisher tank commander + two standard demolishers.. Again this will tie in to the armys fluff but also give it an organised structure as well as being able to field a pure armoured army list.

I'll leave with with the Exterminator squad - I've got to repaint the remaining two demolishers and then that squad will be completed.



This bring the army total up a hefty chunk to 3,036 Points in total

I think I'll give Vehicles a rest for the moment and build my Inquisitor 'Praxerena Julanz' along with her retinue and some kitbashed Scions out of cadians.

Unti next time

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As someone who uses Necromunda models (and various others) in my Imperial Guard army I give this a big thumbs up.

Out of interest, how do you find Veterans with flamers perform? I always give mine meltaguns.

Here's hoping that Veterans with shotguns will still be an option when the next IG codex drops.
   
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Hailsham

thank you

Hopefully the changes wont be too much in the new codex, although I'd welcome the return of platoons even in a reduced form we've got too many choices in the elites section so thing like platoon commanders need to be back to a troops choice

Honestly i've not tried the flamers out yet, possible this week they will see action, I will post on here if they do. The sniper rifles/autocannon loadout works well the can take out quite a lot of things without being in danger range killing an Ork warboss when your snipers roll 6's always surprises the opponent


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Reading, Berks

This is looking great! Just found the larger pictures in your gallery as I couldn't quite see what was in the army shot.

Those rough riders are great!

Some goliaths would work as heavy weapon/special weapon experts in some of those Catachan teams, much like Brag in the Ghosts books?

   
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Hailsham

 endtransmission wrote:
This is looking great! Just found the larger pictures in your gallery as I couldn't quite see what was in the army shot.

Those rough riders are great!

Some goliaths would work as heavy weapon/special weapon experts in some of those Catachan teams, much like Brag in the Ghosts books?


Thank you

Love the idea about the Goliaths, I've got a box of AOS chaos marauders that I was looking in to converting into scratch companies so there models would look good amongst them

Managed to make a decent amount of progress on the inquisitor and her retinue (acolytes) today:

Inquisitor Praxerena Julanz

The majority of the kitbash here is mostly parts from the SOB Battle sisters squad I went for the figure standing on the rock as it's more 'heroic'?



Weapons wise I wanted to go for the standard Plasma pistol/ Power weapon combo, I did want to go for something thast would give her more strength like a power maul but as her warlord trait is bio corrosive poisons it wounds everything except TITANIC and VEHICLES on a 2+ I picked the sword for its better AP.
With the pistol I wanted something a bit more fancy rather than just a standard pistol to represent her travels across the system, I'm subscribed to the Imperum magazine so decided to rob the Primaris lieutenant of his Neo - Volkitepistol and repurpose it as a fancy plasma one instead! It fitted quite well on to a sister arm.



I swapped some arms around and chopped a few bits so that I was able to get somthing that fitted well, the left arm is the sister throwing a grenade (the grenade detail filed down slightly) with the power sword glued to the top of the hand. To get the left shoulder looking right I took one of the pauldrons and filled off the sisters logo, al thats left is to paint the old girl



Mechanised Acolyte Koine

I was planning to use the pilot from an Admech Ironstrider for a robotic acolyte but had to scrap that plan due to the legs being to far out for the figure to stand up properly and to correct it would require disfiguring the minature to much. The torso however was perfect and it fitted on to a officers leg set from the Cadian command squad with minimal hassle. I've used the Pistol from the ironstrider and the right handlebar? arm to form a base for a sword which (i think) came from an Eldar model.





The final touch was a scabbard and backpack with purity seals from the SOB set, I couldn't get the head all the way over to look at where the gun is pointing but I'm happy with it.



Acolyte Aella

Aella was a fairly straightforward kitbash, using the female jetpack model from the Orlock Masters and Wreckers box (minus the to directional jet things) and adding the Plasma gun from the Escher upgrade sprue. it's nice and simply and looks pretty good too



Acolyte Kruto

My last kitbash of the day is a mix of three things, An Orlock wrecker, Ogryn hands and weapons and an Ork Shoota. I wanted a huge bloke with over the top weapons so the guy with the reinforced arms and legs wielding a hammer was perfect. except that the -1 to hit penalty for a thunder hammer really hurts a model hitting on a 4+. The best and most over the top way around this was to add an ogryn maul and Ork shoota, the whole model feels solid and looks like he can break through walls.



I've got one more Acolyte in the works which will most likely be a standard Scion with a hot shot lasgun and chainsword either way I'll need to source the parts for this.
I'll also try to get these guys painted an update the army fluff for them too.

This brings the total points cost up to 3,151

Until next time









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Hailsham

Painting is a bit on the slow side currently, mainly due to picking colour scemes and work.

however the Lady Inquisitor is finished in all her splendor:




I decided that Inquisitorial red would be the best bet with the chest plate being painted balthasar gold.
The sword is a blend of blues and silvers, not the best representation of a power sword but it does the job for me.

The fourth Acolyte has been built using a standard Cadian mini with a Scion backpack and hot-shot lasgun. I love the characters out of the darktide trailer and decided to use an uncovered head and chainsword (even though he can't techincallyy equip it)to represent a cross between the two guardsmen.



The guns cable didn't quite reach the power pack so I added another cable in and a bit of liquid green stuff to try and hide it.



Overall a good little team all together a decent bit of firepower and close combat mixed together wether the dice will allow it is another thing however

Once this lot has had a coat of paint I'll move on to the small army that she has command of (I really need to update the fiction on this)

Until next time



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Nice work on the Inquisitor- the colors really pop, nice combination.

The kitbashes are looking very interesting as well- rock on!

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Big fan of necromunda swaps myself for my feral guardsmen. I likewise have been doing custom inquisitors. Often grabbing minis from Reaper/bones like witch/vampire hunters and swapping things like condemnor bolt gun or daemon hammers on.

Love the customization here. Looking forward to see how it continues to develop
   
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Hailsham

Thanks guys, appreciate the kind words

After a few days of painting the Inquisitors acolytes are complete and ready to go. (well apart from basing)

I tried to get a uniform scheme across all five models, with Mephiston Red and Grey Seer being the two main colours.
this was easy with Koine and Roman but a touch tricker with Kruto and Aella mainly due to all the extra gang gubbins they have.
My favorite is Koine especially his/it's sword probably the best sword I've done!

Acolyte Koine:





Acolyte Roman:



Acolyte Kruto:





Acolyte Aella:



Overall I've really enjoyed building these guys, kitbashing is one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. I might even make another lot to tie in with the 'mysterious light on the island' in my army fiction.

Until Mext time

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Northern Virginia

Excellent Conversion work! Each character's equipment and posing really informs on the model's personality while those colors tie them together nicely

Can't wait to see more
   
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Hailsham

 ValhallanWinter wrote:
Excellent Conversion work! Each character's equipment and posing really informs on the model's personality while those colors tie them together nicely

Can't wait to see more


Thank you being individual characters I was hoping to create a sense of personality with each one so i'm glad I got that across.

I've been continuing along the inquisition theme recently, not another load of acolytes but rather the troops she brought with her.
the modes are built mostly from cadian models and a sprinkling of catachan parts, as I'm an avid fan of buying from ebay some are pre built and therefore in standard poses but from the individual parts I have I've managed to sneak in a few conversions too.

I decided to leave out any heavy weapons in these squads as it didn't seem right for a force accompanying an inquisitor would carry any, but plasma guns are viable so I've put two of them in (one for each squad)
For some reason I made three Sargeants when I only need two which I put down to kit bashing fever, there is also a lieutenant to act as a platoon commander with my standard plasma pistol and power sword load out.


Platoon Commander and Sargeants:






Plasma gunners and guardsmen:




A couple of standard guardsmen (and women) conversions:





All that is left to do is to paint them, possibly grey and red or grey and black I'll have to have a test first.
Either way it was great to back to cadians again and the narrative use of them means they will fit into the catachan models elements nicely.

until next time

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Hailsham

A quick update,

painted a quick test of one of the cadian models decided to go green rather than the grey/red/back, annoying really as I undercoated everything in grey (I normally do infantry in black)

I will however try a grey and black scheme just to compare with this one.



until next time

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Hailsham

Ugghh severe hobby burnout this week.....

Lot's of overtime at work has led to a big de-motivation for model time recently so I've only got the one squad painted and finished but I'm happy with what I've accomplished with the time:



A squad of troops that accompaynied Inquisitor Praxerena to the planet Pharous.
I didn't to do anything particularly fancy weapon-wise with them as I imagined them to be travelling light and on the move alot in support of the Inquisitor.
The sargeant with the chainsaw over his shoulder is hands down one of my favorite conversions so far

I have another squad with an identical loadout all built but I am hesitating as to wether to paint it up and include it, I think this is due to a couple of things:

1) my recent slump in hobbying has decreased motivation for the infantry
2) would a Inquisitor really take two whole squads with her? Seems a bit much maybe I should stick with the one?

I'm going to have a look through my to do list and maybe give infantry a litle break whilst I reset my modeling mojo.

Until next time




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Northern Virginia

Great looking squad! You're right about that sgt with his chainsword at rest, it looks like he is calmly pacing behind his troops, a steady NCO.

I've always loved the cadian kit, with a little kitbashing you can really get some nice models out of it.

I've found that splitting up your Imperial guard painting between infantry units and smaller units keeps things going. Painting a single officer can help, but a 4-6 man unit gives a bigger sense of accomplishment. Maybe try converting and painting up a 5 man ratling team (or just normal Cadians with snipers to counts as) that could serve as your Inquisitors scouts or a Special weapon squad that the inquisitor keeps on hand to "clean up" certain obstacles.

Can't wait to see what else you've got
   
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Hailsham

So a quick update on the cadians:

I gave them a new coat of chaos black over the grey and they feel less of a burden to paint now, numericaly when they fit into and army it makes more sense to have two squads eg: when I field an inquisition or armoured based army they'll take up a elite and two troops slots and when I use them in the standard Army it fits in to create a nice uniform 3 squads to a platoon commander structure ( GW we want platoons back in the new codex!)

However this post isn't about the guard or anything to do with the forces previously mention lurking on Pharous, this is about what the Orks woke up.

Having subscribed to the imperium magazine and due to the 3-2 ratio of imperial forces to xeno and chaos I decided to have a go with Necrons to even the balance
They also fit into the planets narrative very well - to give a basic overview when the Orks smashed into the planet they destroyed a huge chunk of a stasis tomb, those necrons that weren't destroyed have awakened and are very unhappy about it, ready to rise out of the tomb to cleanse the world of the lesser beings warring against each other.

i'm still writing the fluff to catch up with this but so far a royal warden and 3 warriors have emerged ready for battle:



It's a very simple paint job for these guys, I just wanted them to look a bit bashed up, scratched and a liitle bit of heat underglow

So thats a second adversary for the planets defenders to encounter and it's also a great side project for me to bounce between when the guard get a bit stagnant and I need to refresh.

Until Next Time




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 ValhallanWinter wrote:
Great looking squad! You're right about that sgt with his chainsword at rest, it looks like he is calmly pacing behind his troops, a steady NCO.

I've always loved the cadian kit, with a little kitbashing you can really get some nice models out of it.

I've found that splitting up your Imperial guard painting between infantry units and smaller units keeps things going. Painting a single officer can help, but a 4-6 man unit gives a bigger sense of accomplishment. Maybe try converting and painting up a 5 man ratling team (or just normal Cadians with snipers to counts as) that could serve as your Inquisitors scouts or a Special weapon squad that the inquisitor keeps on hand to "clean up" certain obstacles.

Can't wait to see what else you've got


Thank you - yes snipers! i've got one squad already and I've plenty of spare sniper rifles so another squad or two wont hurt.
this also gives me a chance to practice camo cloaks before I do my Gaunt ghosts models

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Hailsham

Had a really good push to get things done this week

Managed to finish painting the second squad of cadians plus their platoon commander:





Again i've thrown a couple of conversions in to the mix, most noteable the way weapons are held and a AOS chaos marauder head swap the the lieutenant ( saw it in third edition catachan codex and have always wanted to do it). My favorite is probably the guardsman with a cigar casually firing his lasgun one handed.

This brings the army total upto 3352 Pts and onto my next project - TANKS! - well more tanks.

A while back I bought a job lot of tanks from Ebay with the aim of a couple of modifications and a repaint to bolster my armour.
I figure I can do a couple to keep me occupied for the next few weeks and then when the major christmas build up overtime at work kicks in I'll switch to a slow burning project that will have to be built and painted in stages.

So the first two to be brought into the army are this pair of Demolishers:




Believe it or not these are the ones needing the most work, they originally had track guards which I've cut and filed off as I tend to leave the guards for tank commanders rather than standard tanks.

Other jobs include:

Sanding off the transfers, mainly due to none of my other tanks having them so it would seem strange for only 2 MBT's to have them.
Adding side sponsons to include heavy bolters
Respray, Repaint , Drybrush, and slap a wash of Agrax Eathshade on them

The turret on the left is one I had earlier and is already painted up and ready to go so thats saves me a little bit of work.
Once these are done I will technically have two platoons of tanks to rain death on my enemies!

until next time

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Hailsham

Having had a repaint two new demolishers have joined the army,



I have a really simple process when it comes to painting tanks - an olive green spray paint all over, then I'll pick out details like aquilas or searchlights with the required colours - thing like crew or HK missiles I'll do seperately and add them after this. next up is a heavy drybrush using Ironbreaker and a good hour or two to let it dry off nicely with the final step of a all over wash of Agrax Earthshade.
It's not the most extravagant of paint jobs or indeed the best but I've always gone with if I like how it's turned out then it's good enough, I've seen too many people in many hobbys give up because of other people judgement.




The completion of these two demolishers finally complete my tank platoon



Front and center is Captain LeGuin descended from the famous LeGuin of the Sabbat Worls crusade
Armed with a standard battle canon/Lascannon/sponson heavy bolters loadout



the commander is a kitbash from the catachan heavy weapons and command squad sprues

to the left is the lead demolisher Lieutenant Polorkia Loaded up with a lascannon and sponson Plasma cannons
He leads a pair of lightly armed Demolisher tanks carrying Hull Heavy Bolters only

On the right is Lieutenant Taigida leading a pair of Exterminator tanks all armed with sponson Heavy bolters and hull lascannons except the older varient on the left which has a hull heavy bolter too.

This is it for the Leman Russ armour I have there is more armour to add to this in the form of hellounds and basilisks - again these really only need repaints.

December will be a busy month workwise so as previously mentioned I've picked a slow burn project - I did have a load of Necromunda conversions on the cards but I'd need to buy about 95% of the parts so maybe the first pay day after christmas I can do that. but for now here's my next project:



A second hand shadowsword I bough from my local gaming store for £40, needs a little TLC some parts like the front heavy bolters are missing as are the lascannon turrets other than those it is pretty much a fresh coat of paint!
I'll also be customising it with extra stowage etc... and I'll be losing the rear sponson weapons to make way for this.

with the two extra demolishers my army total now stands at 3,672 points

Until next time


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Hailsham

so .............

The slowburn project isn't as slow burning as I thought it would be - well the kitbashing part isn't im sure the painting bit might

After a flurry of activity this morning the majority of the body work is done:

Starting off by removing the rear sponsons with a flat head craft knife, this went fairly well with a few bits on the top that needed sanding down to make everything nice and level




After everything was sanded down I did a test fit with the new panels, mirroring the aquilla panel on the other side. the reason why there's two new panels on one side is because the original builder didn't fit them for some reason? the top ones are on just not the sides, luckily the baneblade accessories has them so I could rectify this.




I managed to find a set of heavy bolters that fit the front of thr tank on ebay so fitting this only required a bit of filing to be done, when it came to replacing the lascannon turrets the accessories set came to the rescue again with it's full set of extra sponsons, this was a smple job of just building them really

The final touches to add were some parts from a Chimera kit to cover up the holes on the right hand side at the front of the tank, they'll need filing down to fit flush but look the part without changing the asthetic to much.
I also tried out some extra bits on and around the tank such as the sentinel fuel tanks on the turret and storage crate on the side,



Overall this bodywork mockup happened faster than I though it would and I'm happy with how easy it's been so far (touch wood). Nothings glued down yet - I'll be double checking everything is where I want it first and certain parts will get painted before I attatch them.

Until Next time








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Hailsham

I've had the rattle cans out and the Shadowsword and it's additional bits are now in there base colours.

I had already done the tracks in chaos black by this point so decided to mask them upto save time repainting any over spill from the olive green. my daughter likened it to a tank with socks on.



after the green respray I feel like I've got a long task ahead of me! I'm currently pouring over pictures of painted models to get an idea of the final finish but will probably stick to my standard tank painting method to begin with



I would like to get the tanks name (say hello to sunshine) on there if possible but if it proves too fiddly I may just settle for painting a sun on the barrel

Until next time

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Army fiction thread https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/801004.page#11222210 
   
 
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