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Ultramarine Apothecary...on bike!
Posted 06 December 2010 - 03:57 PM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 05:55 PM
"Here do I swear, with final breath of life escaping my lips, fealty and service to the Dead Word and King of the Abyss.
For the sovereignty of the Four Winds, and their thirsting Neverborn, I do cast my soul into their whims as homage to my Lord. Just as crimson blood drains from my wrists, so too does my will. The Neverborn may tear at my spirit and and forever feast on my grave, Unless my King see fit to drag me from the sea of souls, and bring me into this world anew by His hand as His vassal. My voice I silence, so that His may be heard. My ambition I tarnish, so that His is seen true. My blade I grasp, so that His foes be slain. My lords I follow, so that that His will be done. My life I sacrifice, so that His reign may continue. My soul I ruin, so that He may live eternal. I call upon the Pantheon as my witness in these final moments, for with my final breath, I do make this covenant whole. I plunge myself body and soul into the Abyss, so I may be judged worthy of service."
-The Covenant of the Abyss
Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:01 PM
I avoid the all-white Apothecaries in my army. Helmet and Narthecium only, plus the right kneepad. A freehand helix mightbe neat, though. Just have to find someplace to put it...
Posted 06 December 2010 - 06:25 PM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:16 AM
Call to arms, banners fly in the wind, for the glory of Chapter!
Blood angels of the 2nd Company, Strike Force -In Sanguis Fratri- led by Librarian Michael Salvatore.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 08:43 AM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:36 AM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 11:25 AM
Make sure he doesn't end up looking like the Emperor's Pizza Delivery Moped...
I personally would simply add some bags or boxes on the back ofhis bike, representing Apotheracy stuff storage, like, freezers on the Progeniod glands and stuff like this?
I am a light-hearted player who likes to run with silly or funny ideas, but abhors causing offence; please bear this in mind when discussing.
Peace, love and harmony. And Grimdark.
Also playing the Skavenids: Skaven models, Tyranids codex.
I may be wrong.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:58 PM
He is simple and he is cool. I am not much of an Ultramarine fan but some ultra models I see here are awesome. And I count this one in. Shame they are blue, I hate that colour:D Anyway, your blue is just great. Only thing I might point out that for ultramarine standart and my standart, he is just too plain. Ever considered any conversion? Even slight? Command squads ARE worth it. I personally would simply add some bags or boxes on the back ofhis bike, representing Apotheracy stuff storage, like, freezers on the Progeniod glands and stuff like this?
Yeah, i struggled with how much extra stuff to add to him. I traded the majority of those little bag/tarp combos from the Ravenwing set away, as the pannier bags are actually too large to fit anywhere on the bike, and the ones that are supposed to fit on the back require something else stuck between them and the seat back to not look odd.
I do like to leave blue space for battle honours won on the table. When I have models that do something cool, they earn a new purity seal or a freehand litany. It's a fine line to walk when initially setting them up.
Very nice work. How is the gold on the trim done? I've been searching for good looking gold that is not NMM, and so far this is one of the few I have found.
I first prime the model in black. Then I use Reaper Master Series paints. Over the black primer, I put a coat of Ruddy Leather (Scorched Brown is a good GW equivalent). This not only warms the tone of the gold going over it, but also allows better coverage. Gold paint flakes tend to show the black primer underneath too easily, qhich causes you to slop on too much, making it lumpy and uneven.
After the brown is dry, I hit the area with Antique Gold (you can use GW Burnished Gold), making sure it's thinned for a smooth coat. This usually takes me two thin coats to get down.
After that's 100% dry (be VERY sure it's dry, go watch some TV for a half hour), I wash all of the gold areas with Gryphonne Sepia. Some folks like Devlan Mud, but I prefer the red/orange tone of the Sepia.
Let the wash dry, and then go back with New Gold (GW would likely be Shining Gold?). This gives a shine to the raised areas like aquila wings, rivets, etc.
My final step for the whole model is a coat of Testor's Dullcote, which does alter the way the metallics behave. Mutes them some.
For more info on the colored undercoats for metallics, check out the Painting Corps:
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