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The Legion of Taurus - a Chaos Marine army log


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Donute:
One thing that will help is if you enable "macro" on your camera; all somewhat recent digital cameras have this option which makes the camera take in WAY more details at close ranges. The easiest way to find it is to look a symbol that looks like a flower, this typically represents macro! :P
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I seriously misjudged this army at a first glance waaaaay ago on page one, but these are awsome, well done!

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Thanks everyone for your kind comments! ;)

very nice job as allways, it seems like there's still some flash on the newer ones, but it could just be the camera.
I must ask though: do you use an expensive camera, or just a generic digital one, I can never seem to get clear, acurate pictures, I must know your secret! ;)

Donute:
One thing that will help is if you enable "macro" on your camera; all somewhat recent digital cameras have this option which makes the camera take in WAY more details at close ranges. The easiest way to find it is to look a symbol that looks like a flower, this typically represents macro! :)

Yeah, Lord Pyren is right, I use the Macro setting (denoted by the flower), but with timer and sometimes a little tripod. My camera is a Fuji Finepix with 8 mega-pixel :D so the pics are the best I've taken, after two years using an Olympus 3.5 mp!

I seriously misjudged this army at a first glance waaaaay ago on page one, but these are awsome, well done!

Thank you! :lol: It just goes to show that you shouldn't judge a thread by it's first post! ;)

Over the last few days I've been chipping away at some Green Stuff sculpting on the wip conversions, mainly filling in gaps on legs and helmet conversions (where the new horns join the helmets).

But here's one that's almost ready to be primed, the Standard Bearer. This standard will count as an Icon of Khorne, I've adorned it with skulls to suggest this Khornate leaning.

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I'm aware that one of the horns I sculpted on the skull on the chest plate has been smudged, I've corrected it since I took the picture.

The base isn't finished, I've decided to try and portray that this model is standing on a pile of collapsed rock; this will tie in to some fluff I'm going to write in the future...

Anyway, more pics soon, thanks for looking! :P
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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The custom work on this project is very well thought, very cool and smooth . I so like it.

The only critic I would dare to make i that the poses of a few figures on their bases seems .... odd. But that might be just me.

Anyway that's quite a great project you got here.

Can't wait for what's coming next ( a lord?? :lol: )

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Can't wait for what's coming next ( a lord?? :lol: )

You probably shouldn't forget the massive rock the Lord would have to stand on to maintain superiority over all the other pet rocks of his followers. No doubt it will be of a higher level.

Aaanyway, Firestorm40k, it's great to see constant progress on this project, something which mine sadly lacks. Kudos on the extra details you're adding, they really help to theme the army. Good luck with it, and the same for your other epic project (oho, what a pun).

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Can't wait for what's coming next ( a lord?? :P )

You probably shouldn't forget the massive rock the Lord would have to stand on to maintain superiority over all the other pet rocks of his followers. No doubt it will be of a higher level.


this made me wet myself! once i regained control, i came up with a formula:

Coolness of Firestorm40kmodel x importance = size of Pet Rock :)

so be glad he isnt doind a Titan yet :)

don't worry, frind im just kidding..my guys have pet tank shrapnel in large quantities, so i cant talk ^_^

the standard bearer has an amzing pose - its so definitive and full of Character - and inspiring! a definate 11/10 from me!

Cheers!

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I was randomly browsing the GW UK site and came across this - check out the Exorcists, first row, second along: Exorcists. What I find most curious is their chapter symbol, namely this: horned skull. That's a nifty coincidence, considering your force and it's red hints and tones.

All in all, quite interesting I reckon.

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Thanks everyone for your positive comments! :) I won't be working on a Lord for a while, I plan to do a sorceror first, but that'll be when I do the 1,500 point list.

I was randomly browsing the GW UK site and came across this - check out the Exorcists, first row, second along: Exorcists. What I find most curious is their chapter symbol, namely this: horned skull. That's a nifty coincidence, considering your force and it's red hints and tones.

All in all, quite interesting I reckon.


Woah, I'd not noticed this before... no, my Marines are totally different, 'cos, erm, the horns on the insignia aren't ridged and curve outwards at the ends... :D :rolleyes: ;) :P

Anyway, over the last couple of days I've been painting again - here's another 'standard' Marine:

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This one seemed a lot quicker to paint than the previous, but there are things I'm not so happy about with it; for example the eye lenses didn't come out as good as some of the others (probably due to the wierd lighting conditions in our front room yesterday afternoon :) )

Anyway, I'll start another Marine in a day or so, pics soon, thanks for looking! B)
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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Hello! :) Another week, another Marine - here's the plasmagunner:

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Here's a close up of the scarring on the face, I've tried to make it look like he's been in an explosion (over-heated Plasmagun, perchance? :rolleyes: ). I showed it to my fiancée to ask if she thought it looked like burns-scarring, and she very helpfully pointed out that she thought it looked like a brain <_< nice!

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Anyway, over the ext few days I've got an Epic Altar of Chaos to paint, then it'll be back to these CSMs, moving on to the Assault-orientated dudes.

Thanks for looking! B)
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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looking very good !!
keep it coming

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Hello, I'm back!!!11! :D

(sound of tumbleweeds drifting past...)

Ahem, anyway, I'm later than planned posting this next update - I had hoped to get the next Marine painted earlier during the week; but as well as painting an Epic piece (got to stick to my New Year's Resolution!), I've had computer break downs and family illnesses to contend with (I've had to play Nurse to my fiancee and our baby who've had 'Flu... poor things!)

But anyway, here's the next Marine - consider this a wip shot as I realised after taking the pic I hadn't done the skull on the Chainsword... ;) ;)

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More pics soon, hopefully I'll get on to that next Assault dude within the next couple of days. Thanks for looking! B)
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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Hey there, congrats on the Epic piece and the three marines. On another forum I noticed your terrain thread. You, dear sir, are fairly insane. Kudos to you for getting a hell of a lot done in a comparatively short time span.

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Hey there, congrats on the Epic piece and the three marines. On another forum I noticed your terrain thread. You, dear sir, are fairly insane. Kudos to you for getting a hell of a lot done in a comparatively short time span.


Cheers Xanthier: you must be referring to the 'Uber Terrain Mega Project' over on Warseer; sadly a bit neglected of late due to - well, these Chaos Marines, basically!

Speaking of which, here's another:

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And a side view of the two most recent:

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Next I'll be painting the Standard Bearer, then making more Marines of this ilk. So pics soon, thanks for looking! :)
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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I like how you've executed the Taurus theme. Very well done!
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Thanks very much, Human! :P

I've now painted the Standard Bearer - it kinda nearly killed me, having to keep going over and touching up different places when the colour from other things ran on to them; in the end, there's bits of it I like (the lenses, the red of the banner) and bits I'm disappointed with (the highlighting on the Chaos & Legion Insignia on the Banner, the colour of the skulls hanging from it). Anyway, I'll let you all judge for yourselves:

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and to show the Standard:

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In game terms this will count as a Standard of Khorne, but I'm calling it the 'Standard of Tauran Unleashed':

"Soaked in the blood of those who have opposed the rise of Tauran, and adorned with their skulls, Chaos Marines under this banner are driven by a murderous rage to destroy their enemies with fist and sword."

Tomorrow I will start making the next 4 Assault-orientated Marines, more pics soon, thanks for looking! :(
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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wow. incredible. not only are the concersions and painting great - you also have an original and awesome piece of fluff.

kudos and keep up the good work.
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wow. incredible. not only are the concersions and painting great - you also have an original and awesome piece of fluff.

kudos and keep up the good work.

Thanks very much for your comment, wokkers - it's feedback like that which encourages me most, because it makes me feel this army is doing everything I hoped it would. :)

This week I've been working on more running assault-oriented Marines. Here they are, ready to be primed:

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I'll make a start on painting these over the weekend. More pics soon, thanks for looking! :)
My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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Nice work, all around. I really like the skeletal Cadian head on the banner top. Is that standard issue, or did you add it yourself?
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Good work Firestorm40k, I consider you a comrade-in-arms when it comes to finishing my army. Keep going, lest I lose motivation, heh.

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Nice work, all around. I really like the skeletal Cadian head on the banner top. Is that standard issue, or did you add it yourself?


thats the actual banner ;) but Firestorm40k added some of the dangling skulls <_<

Oh my. Firestorms gone and made me wet myself again :P i reaally like...no...LOVE that third guy from the left in your 'up-coming' assault-orientated marines. can't wait for next update, dude :pinch:

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nicely converted but the horns poitning down make them look like girls with pigtails. <_<
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your work has seriously improved on these guys, firestorm. if you compare this AWESOME new
standard bearer to some of your first legionnaires, the difference is amazing. Your what seemed
like an iffy paint scheme in the beginning has really come together:
there is way more contrast, from small things like more leather and well, banners. the modeling
for these guys has really progressed also. amazing work so far. Is there any chance of full army
shot perhaps? I wish my army could even come close to matching your army's progress so far ;)
virtual high-five for your work... just awesome.
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I PM'd firestorm40k directly, but also wanted to throw out some public praise.

Very well done, look great. These were the sign from above needed to finally get serious work done on my long-planned, long-delayed eponymous renegades.

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Thanks everyone for your comments!

Nice work, all around. I really like the skeletal Cadian head on the banner top. Is that standard issue, or did you add it yourself?

thats the actual banner but Firestorm40k added some of the dangling skulls

Indeed, that is the case. I saw an awesome Alpha Legion Lord conversion on here that used the same banner, but replaced the cadian helmet with a Marine one - an idea that I may have to 'yoink'... ;)

Oh my. Firestorms gone and made me wet myself again i reaally like...no...LOVE that third guy from the left in your 'up-coming' assault-orientated marines. can't wait for next update, dude

Thanks very much, Damascus! He's my favourite too ;)

your work has seriously improved on these guys, firestorm. if you compare this AWESOME new
standard bearer to some of your first legionnaires, the difference is amazing. Your what seemed
like an iffy paint scheme in the beginning has really come together:
there is way more contrast, from small things like more leather and well, banners. the modeling
for these guys has really progressed also. amazing work so far. Is there any chance of full army
shot perhaps? I wish my army could even come close to matching your army's progress so far
virtual high-five for your work... just awesome.

Thanks very much for the parise and encouragement Asmodeus... I'll put an 'army shot' together when I've completed this Combat Patrol, but I'll see if I can come up with a pic of a complete squad for you some time this week... seing as you asked so nicely! :tu:

nicely converted but the horns poitning down make them look like girls with pigtails.

Hmmm, that maybe the case, but 1) I bet you wouldn't say that to their faces and 2) if they are girls, they're red-heads, and if what I've heard is correct, thay can be as dangerous as Chaos Marines... :P :(

I PM'd firestorm40k directly, but also wanted to throw out some public praise.

Very well done, look great. These were the sign from above needed to finally get serious work done on my long-planned, long-delayed eponymous renegades.

Cheers for your PM sonssoftaurus, I've replied to it, but here as I said is the Tutorial for painting the Bronze:

STAGE ONE
Paint the Bronze parts Brazen Brass. If you're as messy as me at painting, it'll look like this:
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STAGE TWO
Paint the top half of each section a mix of 2/3 Brazen Brass and 1/3 Mithril silver.
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STAGE THREE
Then paint the upper %th portion of each segment with a 50/50 mix of the Brass & Silver.
STAGE FOUR
Then apply a watered-down Brown Ink wash; at the base of the legs or other segments where you want it to be darker, use a thicker mix and use downwards strokes with the brush.
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Don't worry if you get the odd blotch of brown in a place that you don't want it (like on the legs of the one on the left in this picture), I go over it later with Brass or Brass/Silver mix after the ink has dried.
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I often find that I have to continually touch up as I paint the miniature, especially if I slip with the paints for other parts of the mini, such as the normal metallics, the red horns or the flayed-skin grenade pouches.

I hope this is useful to someone, more pics when I've finished these marines, thanks for looking! :)

Edited by firestorm40k, 16 March 2008 - 03:42 PM.

My new Kill Team project - http://www.bolterand...dothese-sector/ (Updated 26/03/19: Marines Malevolent painting in progress)

My Chaos Marine project log, the (infamous!) Legion of Taurus: http://www.bolterand...arine-army-log/

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Exelent use of horns mate. I usualy hate horns on helmets (Im the kind of huy that goes ape when anyone does horns on viking helmets and it seems my hate for horns on helmets has affected my judgement)
Love the colours too mate, keep ip the good work.
The burnd guy looks awesome, would be cooler with a white dead eye, empty socket or a lens there but that just me.

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