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Wow this is a great looking army! Real badassery right there.

I must also thank you cuz I really really needed a cool melee weapon and that Saurus club is sufficiently badass, so consider the idea stolen ;)

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Thanks! :)

You dont have to thank me... i stole the idea from someone else ;P ... Like all the great masterpainters of old that stole ideas... not that im that great though :)

Phenomenal. The poses, the kitbashing/converting, the highlighting, the battle damage and weathering... All phenomenal. This is how I imagine all Space Marines, as unrepentant bringers of death and destruction. You, sir, have made my day. Your army is iconic and, for me, unforgettable.

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Thanks for the nice comment!
Keep fueling my fire!

Visceral, furious, gritty, and powerful. I love the way you've captured the essence of the Tearers with the army. This is a force I certainly wouldn't mind getting crushed by on the tabletop. :)


Thanks!

Lets make an appointment then! :)

Hot damn! I have seen some mighty nice Flesh Tearers armies before. I have even seen some that are better painted.

But I have seen none that I like better than these.

With regard to the Blood God, Khorne needs to get on his knees and beg these guys for lessons in baddassery. There is a new Blood God in town, and his name is Arne.


Humble thanks for the elevation to God :)

Yikes all those spikes would make even orks or berserkers hesitant to rush these guys. Good job!


He he... thats the piont... Its gotta hurt when get in close and wanna snuggle ;P

You've captured the essence of the Flesh Tearers as well as Mortarion!


I am honoured for the comparrison!

Ah. Gad. Jeez. It's all so much win...Seth, the banner bearer, the Blood Champ, the command Razor, the dread.....gah.

Have babies with me.


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Thanks for the nice comment!

OK, I don't wanna rain on your parade, but I will :) Everyone gave you praise, I will spice it up with a little critique :)

These models are really awesome when it comes to the whole theme idea, posing, kitbashing etc, they look like a bunch of real mean mothers :) But one thing you could try to improve is the brushwork itself - it is a bit sloppy here and there, the red elements have smears of black and the other way around; the blue eyes could use some "lensing", as they are the focal point of every mini, standing out of the black-red mass like this.

Also the metal elements could use a little more careful shading and highlighting, with deeper shades and brighter, more crisp highlights, as without it they tend to look aluminium-dull.

Third and the last thing - battle damage and weathering. Now these are pretty tricky things to do and the "less is more" rule pretty often applies here; such extent of battle damage at first sight makes the models look not weathered and realistic, but just sloppy. Remember the scale - when a hard surface scratches on some concrete, rocks or even combat blades, the scratches will be relatively small and subtle, while on your models it looks like the paint was not scratched but peeled in places. Also the rust needs to be subtle to look good, it's much better to build up the rusting effect with several layers of very thin wash than with one thicker one because of the tidemarks - one thicker layer doesn't look like a rust buildup but like someone just painted the area rusty brown. The same rusty brown caked on the minis... Well I suppose your goal was to make it look like splashes of mud or dried blood, but honestly my first thought was "someone was throwing feces at them" :) Especially that you weather their torsos and shoulder pads with it, but not the legs, which should be first to get caked with mud, come to think about it. And if it was supposed to be dried blood - well the colour is not exactly right, dried blood is more blackish-dark red than rusty brown.

Honestly this amount of battle damage and weathering rather spoiled the overall good effect of your army instead of helping.

All of the above does not mean that I necessarily can do better, mind you, I'm criticizing as a viewer, not as a painter. Well, maybe as a viewer with some painting experience and real lots of theory absorbed :)

Now hate me and kill me :)



Hi and thanks for your comment!

...and pionts taken!

The time and patience is not on my side, with a fulltime job a 1.5 year old daughter and a whife competing for my attention... this is the level i aimed for and im quite pleased with the result.

Peace out!... or not... :)

Lovely models, my only criticism is I always picture these insane warriors as having quite a few bullet holes in their armour. As they charge in there're going to take a lot of fire, and not all weapons make little scratches!

A simple way of doing this (I found) was to drill a small hole with a hobby drill, then drill again with a drill bit roughly 1/2 times bigger. Then make lots of little scratches around the edge of the hole with a small knife.

The chaos helm on Gabriel Seth looks far better than the bare face. Is his normal head separate, or did you cut it off?



Thanks!
Belve me there are alot of bullet holes :)

My Seth is fully scratch built no original Seth model here... the head for example is from a chaos havoc marine...

I think it's just a matter of taste ;)


I agree with this statement.

These models looks great and the weathering matches the ferocity I think the OP was trying to imbue for the most part, however I'm torn from a fluff stand point of any Astartes would actually let their blessed power armor and sacred bolters become so battle worn. Rust doesn't just form in over the course of one battle, and I feel like a big part of Astartes life is tending to their gear. As such, though I love the artists who pull off the wonderful rusting effects on Space Marines, their gear and their vehicles, I just find it a tad unfluffy.

The Tech Adepts would never give a tank their blessing looking like that. The best way for me to except rust on Space Marines - because I'm maybe a fluff nazi - is to picture a long drawn out war in which the unit(s) are stuck cut off from the main support of their Chapter and/or Imperial forces. I prefer subtle damage that represents perhaps one battle or so in which case the Marines have had time to clean up.

Like I said, I love these guys I just cringe to think that any Astartes would let their equipment come to such a state. Fluff aside, painting technique of course varies, so yes this can be partly a matter of taste. Not that Ovis doesn't bring up some good constructive criticism. I especially think he makes a good point about using washes for the rust so it doesn't just seem very solid in which it's more obvious on the large scraped areas of the vehicles. I'd say the rust build up would be more solid at one point and less so as it runs.



Hi and thanks for the comment!
The hole idea was to have them only care for one thing... and that was killing...
I like all the fluffiness but this is how i would like them to be portrayed! ;)

wow! yet another beautiful flesh tearers army...:)


Thak you!

indeed there are alot of nice FT armies out there!



Damn they look good, especialy that blood champion! was that a lizardmen weapon before you converted it?



Thanks!

You are correct!

Awesome work man. Paint job is crisp. You've got the battle damage and the rust...

Now wheres the blood?..... .___.

Seriously, just a little blood here and there would add a whole nother level to your army.


My two skulls mate.


Thanks!

Yes...! Maybee a little blood cant hurt ;P

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Excellent FT army :cuss really love the kitbashing and colour scheme. I especially love the Dread :P keep up the good work

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That is a fantastic FT army!
Your command squad is fantastic. Very original.
I recognize the saw blades that you've used for the FT chapter symbols from the Orc dreads, but I was wondering if there is actually a full saw blade available in that kit, or if you had to stick two together?

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That's it! You've made my decision for me. Flesh Tearers it is. After seeing this amazing display of saw blade goodness I am convinced I need to make a FT army. Amazing work!

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Man... these guys are so brutal looking. As mentioned before, one should probably make sure they're loyalists rather than Khorne berzerkers!
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i dont think i have even been afraid, i mean, really afraid of an army before...

thanks for the nightmares!

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This entire army is just


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dude they are so incredibly nasty. Like, Funk-Nasty Mayor-Captains of Hell Yes Town.

I dont' even make sense they are so well executed.
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i like it all, i just think that the banner looks kind of chaosy..
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That is a fantastic FT army!
Your command squad is fantastic. Very original.
I recognize the saw blades that you've used for the FT chapter symbols from the Orc dreads, but I was wondering if there is actually a full saw blade available in that kit, or if you had to stick two together?

GB


Hi there and thanks!

You´ll have to cut and trim and glue two together.

That's it! You've made my decision for me. Flesh Tearers it is. After seeing this amazing display of saw blade goodness I am convinced I need to make a FT army. Amazing work!


Thanks and good luck!

Hope to see your FT amry in the near future

i dont think i have even been afraid, i mean, really afraid of an army before...

thanks for the nightmares!

WLK



:D ... you are most welcome!


This entire army is just


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dude they are so incredibly nasty. Like, Funk-Nasty Mayor-Captains of Hell Yes Town.

I dont' even make sense they are so well executed.


Thanks!

Keep fueling my fire!

i like it all, i just think that the banner looks kind of chaosy..


Thanks!

and thats the whole piont of it ;P
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AWESOME!!!! :huh:
How did you make thoose chainsaw blades on the dreadnought?
Totally awesome.
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A little uppdate for you!

Better pictures on the Baals and 3 new landspeeders!

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Thanks for watching!

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Fantastic, cant wait to see some termies done up !

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Great job! As usual :ph34r:
I really like the battle damaged theme you are using, it totally fits with my vision of the Flesh Tearers.

How did you do the cockpits on the land speeders? did you use sectinal bits?

Keep up the great work!

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SICK I LOVE IT OMG!!

Seriously, very inspiring :)
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sooooo goooood,

How did you paint the black saw blade on your vehicles?

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love it all

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Keep em coming buddy!

I love the circular saw painted on your vehicles and if I ever get a tank for my army, it will definitely have some o' that incorperated in there.
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My God, saw much awesomeness! How did you go about the speeders? I love them!
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Nice!! Very Nice!! Very very nice!! Love the wear and tear on your vehicles!! Keep em coming!!
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Fantastic minis!

I think some of the rusting could be a *little* bit more subtle for my tastes (washes of gryphonne sepia) , but then again, flesh tearers are not renowned for subtlety, so it really suits your army down to the ground! I love the battle damage too, and I'm going to paint up a bit for my next project!!
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Fantastic minis!

So true :wacko:

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Very nice work mate! I love the freehanded saw symbol on the Baals and Landspeeders and the weathering looks great.

Lovely stuff :mellow:


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fookin nice!
but i'm sure now that they really did turn to chaos! :D


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I always thought speeders looked crap.

Yours are pimpin'.

I shall be stealing your ideas very soon, as will everyone else who has read this topic also no doubt will.

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