In the end i'm going to build a 1850 pts army of marines to have some break from my 10 year ork-only w40k life.
This army started pirmarly as a modelling quest, then came some random bg and the list came last.
These marines are a strike force sent deep in tau territory with the object of retrieving and studying as much tautech as possible. Being alone and constantly on the move with now possibility of a break the are called "the restless".
The reason why there are 5 clearly "wolfy" marines is not yet known.
They tend to be not very strict on the equipment and behaviours, since they are completely cut out from imperial comunications, thus the fact that the libby sports a caos backpack or that the 3 techmarines of the force extensively use tau tech to repair damaged equipment is accepted by all members. Extensively means that most of the damage/upgrades made to equipment use the available equipment (tau and few marines extra stuff), but this doesn't meen that every marine is completely covered in tautech obviously!
They are also loosely based on the dornian heresy ultramarines, all the tautech stuff and "alone against everybody" thing fits the Restless well. Due to this the list has 2 ultramarine special characters...how cheesy.
old taumarine thread for reference, where you can see the 2 razorbacks, comand squad and one tac squad, thunderfire and one techmarine.
So this is where i am at the moment:
libby - finished
captain - pip
comand squad and razorback - pip
tac squad1 and razorback - pip
tac2 and razorback - wip, waiting for bitz to arrive
techmarines - wip, waiting for bitz to arrive
speeder, bikes, bikertechmarine - waiting for bitz to arrive
scout - wip, waiting for bitz to arrive (but htese will be stock methinks.)
Here's the finished libby, where you can see the colour scheme (shamelessly "invented" using the DoW painter )
-he's finished now, with better highloghts, base and some touchups-
the pip captain: -should i colour the helmet brown as the armour or use a different color? black came to my mind...-
-gived him a different helmet and changed the weapons to fit his role better (sicarius instead of korsarro)
the second tac squad just arrived in the mail, and i did some quick polishing of the used models and threw together the bitz i'll use for the sergent:
i'll try to give each member some small tautech, to have them visually different from the other tac squad.
and here's the second techmarine:
C&C more than welcome!!
Edited by det, 14 August 2011 - 03:52 PM.