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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

That's OK pie... no problem. :-) Would love a black marine in the mix!

   
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A Storm Harbinger

I highlighted him and he's almost done, so i'll probably post a picture of him tomorrow

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Madison, WI

That's great Pie, please do!


Sorry for the general lack of updates... I have had no opportunity to work on anything for the past week, and probably won't until Saturday night. Life happens sometimes.

Gits

   
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cornwall UK

Still its only a hobby! Lifes gotta take priority. I dont doubt that when i finally get round to doing my rogue trader imperial blog it will have some pretty big time gaps.

Really looking forward to seeing the next lot though. You mantis warriors have been my favourite blog so far

   
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Madison, WI

weetyskemian44 wrote:Still its only a hobby! Lifes gotta take priority. I dont doubt that when i finally get round to doing my rogue trader imperial blog it will have some pretty big time gaps.

Really looking forward to seeing the next lot though. You mantis warriors have been my favourite blog so far


Thanks weety, wish I could move along faster... both to keep the blog more interesting *and* to keep my army developing, but you can only do what you can if you have other priorities in life. I will send whalemusic's marines off today, and I hope to finish up porkuslime's demon objective marker done on Saturday so I can get his 3 pieces shipped by Monday... so that's two off my list.

I've been mulling something over and I thought I'd put it out for comment. In the midst of completely re-building my chapter... I still have all of my old figures. These are the original plastic beakies, as well as a number of metal figures from that same era. They're decently painted (tabletop for 20 years ago), but nothing to shout about... certainly not worthy of a normal straight-up trade, which is why I'm not mentioning this on the marine swap thread. Anyway, I was going to keep one full squad for nostalgia's sake... but I don't know what to do with the rest. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in them... either as trades or just promising to give them a good home.

While I won't re-paint them (as it would kind of defeat the purpose), I will go over them and clean them up, improve the paint jobs using simple techniques as I can. I don't want anyone to feel that they're getting junk... but they aren't up to my current standards. They'd be mostly regular bolter armed marines... have to wait until tomorrow before I can really sit down with them & sort them out. These are however, hardened veterans and have seen over a hundred battles over the years... most have hand-painted insignia on their shoulder pads.

If there's any interest at all I'll post a pic.

- Gits

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Mostly, on my phone.

Well, they'd get a good home here! I imagine I'll keep them for the nephews to use when they come play, and mine when they get older (daddy ain't for sharin').

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T-county

I'll ask a few people I know that are thinking of playing but dont want to drop mad $$$. Might be a good way to push someone into some plastic crack.
   
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Madison, WI

Just keep in mind I don't have dozens of them... perhaps enough for two sqads with some odds and ends. I'll know more later.

Sorry for not being clear and getting hopes up... what I'm guessing I have are perhaps 15 tactical marines, mostly plastic but some metal, with a few odd heavy weapons and sergeant figures. All very OOP, decently painted but nothing more. Perhaps enough to make two squads of Mantis Warriors. I'm not getting rid of all of my old stuff, just looking for a home for some of my "legacy" MW's. They had a very unique paint job that I haven't had much luck duplicating (I had a bottle of metallic green that separated, leaving a translucent green lacquer on top... the "glow" of the lacquer has long since faded, but the color is still rather unique).

So, not enough to really get a new player started on an army... but enough to have an "old school" squad to goof around with... or maybe for you younger guys to actually have an example of where 40k started as compared to where it is now.

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cornwall UK

I am very interested. post pics! Certainly want to see them anyways. Too many of those old plastics you get on ebay are smothered in paint and half melted with plastic glue so I'd love to see some decently painted ones for sale

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Maybe it'll inspire someone to start their own MW Army. I know this blog has definitly done wonders for bringing this chapter back into the Emperors graces. Heck I even painted a MW ( though he's been dead and sitting in a chair ) : )

 
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:That's very cool Lenny, thanks. Yeah, if you can leave the weapon loose, I can paint up a melta gun or flamer and swap them out as needed. That is unless someone else really wants to do a special weapon marine, in which case I'll have separate figures with different load-outs.


if this is still open i would love to make a marine for you.


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or a regular marine for that matter

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Madison, WI

Sure Sageheart! I had you on my mental "list", if not the actual one. I still need a few regularly armed bolter marines, would be delighted to have you pitch in. Have you settled on a chapter yet?

   
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yay! exciting! yea i do. i have my yellow sons of luther, and blue sons of Talidha.

anything in particular you want? no right shoulder so you can put death watch on it, and any thing else?

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Hmmmm.... those both sound great! I have special shoulder pads and bolt guns for the deathwatch. I would prefer that you leave the right shoulder pad off so I can put on the deathwatch pad, the bolter is optional. So you can use one of your own if you'd like... but the deathwatch bolters are pretty cool, so if you want me to add that along with the pad, that's fine... just leave the bolt gun off the model. You're welcome to "dress up" the model as much as you like... these are marines on a special mission to assure the purity of intent of the Mantis Warriors after all, just don't give him any war gear that would be confusing to an opponent.

Both of those color schemes are great. Just do the one you feel inspired to do at the moment... it'll turn out the best. You'll have to let me know what you want from me in return. I can make a Mantis Warrior for you, or a custom objective marker if you'd prefer... I'm pretty good at those (at least I've had a lot of practice lately).

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Update!


O.K., so... remember when I told you they were painted "nicely".... I lied.

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Remember when I told you that they were painted "reasonably well"... I lied.


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Well, I suppose "lie" is too strong a word as it implies I purposefully misled you. IN MY MIND these figures were painted reasonably well... and I suppose for 20 years ago with no help or guidance they were (they compared favorably to everyone else's at the time). But they're not really painted well. Sorry.

So here we are... decided to put 3 units together.

First the tac squad: 10 man with melta and heavy bolter.


Second, the dev squad with multi-melta, conversion beamer (which I used as a plasma cannon), and believe it or not... a very weird rocket launch and las cannon. They came out with this really wierd little run of armor varients once... this is most of them though I have two more acting as my sniper scout sergeants.


Lastly, my assault squad, cobbled together from bits and pieces at a time when I have no money & when you could have a lot more plasma pistols in a squad.


Edited out all the babble... Please let me know if you're interested. If you want to trade something for a squad, I still need a couple of tac marines for my Deathwatch squad, but it's not necessary.

Thanks all...

Gits


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cornwall UK

They are pretty good I think. A bit shiny but you can blame the paints for that. I would make you an offer but i just noticed you live in the US of A and thats going to make postage expensive

   
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Gitsplitta wrote:Hmmmm.... those both sound great! I have special shoulder pads and bolt guns for the deathwatch. I would prefer that you leave the right shoulder pad off so I can put on the deathwatch pad, the bolter is optional. So you can use one of your own if you'd like... but the deathwatch bolters are pretty cool, so if you want me to add that along with the pad, that's fine... just leave the bolt gun off the model. You're welcome to "dress up" the model as much as you like... these are marines on a special mission to assure the purity of intent of the Mantis Warriors after all, just don't give him any war gear that would be confusing to an opponent.

Both of those color schemes are great. Just do the one you feel inspired to do at the moment... it'll turn out the best. You'll have to let me know what you want from me in return. I can make a Mantis Warrior for you, or a custom objective marker if you'd prefer... I'm pretty good at those (at least I've had a lot of practice lately).



i would like to use one of my bolters. just since it feels wrong to leave a marine without a weapon. ill leave the right shoulder off. i will def dress up the model. i dont know what color ill do we will see

i would like a mantis warrior with a bolter, special weapon, or heavy weapon, whatever is easiest for you. i have enough sergs at the moment.

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Madison, WI

No problem!

   
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Svalarheima, MA

Always good to see more old school Marines!

My lone box of 10 Tac Marines awaits assembly...

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London, England

Git I'd definitely take the assault boys off your hands they'd fit right in to my assault force. What would you want for them? Trade or $$$?


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Madison, WI

Len, would you take them in exchange for that nice marine you're making me?

   
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London, England

I certainly would Git, but I'll add in some other stuff to sweeten the deal for you.


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Madison, WI

That's fine! I've always had a sweet tooth! *grin*

I'll set them aside for you. Thanks!



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All the old Mantis Warrior units have been spoken for. That you my friends for giving my first army new homes.

Next update.... more progress on the venerable dread.

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London, England

Hey Git here is work so far on your plasma marine, Mac.




They aren't great cos of the lighting but I shall endeavour to get some better one tomorrow when the sun is out (yes that does occasionally happen here in the UK).



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Iceland

Hey Git guess what

After one week of sweating liters of liquid, having my toenails grow by 7 inches(not really, but for the sakes of it sounding gross..) and almost puke my brains out(yeah, I got some flue and didn't cut my toenails for some time..)...

I have finished your marine! I'll put up pictures of him late tonight or tomorrow, depending on the time dad comes home with his camera

   
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Perth, Australia

@Lennysmash: Looking good! Anticipation for our trade is rising...

   
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Madison, WI

Sweet Len... really like it!

gretar: Can't wait to see him! Tell your dad you miss him and he needs to hurry home!

   
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Iceland

Gitsplitta wrote:Sweet Len... really like it!

gretar: Can't wait to see him! Tell your dad you miss him and he needs to hurry home!


I'm to old for that and I dont have any change to pay my brother to do it

   
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Madison, WI

LOL!

   
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got a marine for you!

here are some pics, posted them on the marine swap thread, but willl put them here too! they are blurry pics, will try to get better ones morrow!






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do you want me to base it?

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