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Raptors - Strike Force Ickarius 2.0

Assault Squad Razorback Dreadnaught Tactical Squad Librarian Raptors Chapter Raven Guard Chapter Kayvaan Shrike

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Here's some pics of my Raptors army in progress. There are schemes that go back to Rogue trader days for the Raptors, so my army will have a bit of a mix, though predominately (olive) drab green and some camoflage too.

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My tactical Sergeants for Razorback Squads 2 + 3

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My Assault Sergeant and team leader for Squad 7
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And the razorbacks in progress. This was my inspiration.
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....still lots to do. C&C welcomed. Cheers.

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I really like the camouflaged Rhinos! Nicely done.

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are those the steam punk helms?
also, how did you make that knife in the assult raptor's hand?

looking good!

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are those the steam punk helms?
also, how dud you make that knife in the assult raptor's hand?

looking good!


The helmets are "Steam knight" helmets from these guys . http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.php I'm using those on my Sergeants.

The swords are blades from Skaven stormvermin halberds. I have a thing against chainswords, so I just can't help myself to find replacements. Its irrational, but I just don't like them. I thought these blades kind of lent to the 'raptor" asthetic too.

I hope to get to more painting and decal work later today. Also planning out my Shrike conversion. ;)

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Camo on the RBs are great. Really hard to keep looking at :D The rest looks good also, so keep it up and post more pics.

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More Raptor loving!

I totally dig the Rhino door plate in the front. Very inventive. And the yellow is smoking on these guys!!

Good show :)
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Thanks for the info, I may not understand your chainsword hate, but I can't deny the knives!

How soon till you post the shrike conversion? I can't wait to see what ur thinking of doing!

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Love those RBs, other than the splash plates/extra armour on the front have you bulked them up some?

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Love those RBs, other than the splash plates/extra armour on the front have you bulked them up some?

They are stock Rhino hulls. I put armor plates up front and a little bit of stowage (ammo boxes/utility boxes) but that's about it. Didn't really bulk them up at all. The slat armor is from a 1/35 scale M2 Bradley accessories kit. Initially I had more bags and such, but it seemed more "Imperial Guard" than "Space Marine". I doubt they need as much kit on extended deployments.;) The plan is to do decals and weathering later tonight, so I should have some pics up...probably after midnight. :P

Thanks for all the great comments, gang. :o Inspires me to do a really nice job finishing these up.

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Decal application and weathering is underway on the Razorbacks and a dreadnaught.
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I really like the yellow on the helmets and the camo looks really goo too. They immediately reminded me of the old Rogue Trader marines, so excellent execution of that idea in my opinion.
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The decals are on the Razorbacks
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The Dreadnaught assembly line has begun.
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And the beginning of one of the force commanders....
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A bit more stuff on my blog too, if you get a chance, check it out. Cheers!

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The camo on the tanks is done really well. I also like the knife on the assualt marine, adds a bit of flavor to the army.
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Wow man. I love the marines. I really like the yellow 'beaks' that you painted on the first couple of marines. (Which, by the way if you need more of those Maxmini heads, I may have 1 or 2 that I don't intend on using).
The tanks are great, love the camo. And I don't think I've ever seen such great success in transfers. The extra armor plates look awesome as well.
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Wow man. I love the marines. I really like the yellow 'beaks' that you painted on the first couple of marines. (Which, by the way if you need more of those Maxmini heads, I may have 1 or 2 that I don't intend on using).
The tanks are great, love the camo. And I don't think I've ever seen such great success in transfers. The extra armor plates look awesome as well.

Thanks! I have 13 more of those Maxmini heads (left over from a plague marine project and some Thousand sons I did on commission), they might end up being sternguard, though I'm planning some more sergeants. the Sergeants don't have a specific squad marking so I can use them as needed. The decals came out good, only had one with any flash, so ...a 90% success :cuss. I have a little "tutorial" on how I do decals on my blog if you are interested.

The yellow "beaks" idea is from illustrations in the Rogue Trader book. In there, different colors denoted rank and such. I wanted to break up the green a bit and the yellow not only touches on the Rogue Trader stuff, but also nods to the "original" blue and yellow scheme.

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I really like the camo on the rhinos. The white decals and emblem are a bit bright on it, for my tastes. I probably would have gone dark green for a low visibility look. Still, it looks good! Well executed!

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Those dreadnoughts and razorbacks look great with that paint job, and the force wepon is absolutly wicked. Keep up the good work!

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Man, Pre-WWII and WWII era camouflage was simply fantastic and it definitely transfers over to your Razorbacks nicely.

I definitely like the camo look on your armor...even the Dread looks badass. Keep it up

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Nice blog also. I'll be following it as you have some good ideas/tutorials over there.
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Raptors WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I'll be sure to follow your blog for ideas for my own raptors.

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Big fan of the glaive on the force commander. How did you make it?

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the alternative CCW's look awesome, may be yoinking that idea for a future project, the helmets are pretty good too

the weapon on the force commander looks a little...chaosy though

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Thanks gang. I work out of the my "out of the house" job Thurs- Sat, but should be able to get more up tomorrow night. The weapons are stolen from fantasy battle Skaven. They have that curvy/pointy/wicked nasty asthetic that reminds me bird of prey claws. The one on my librarian is from the Queek headtaker model. I have a long range,evil plan :lol: to do a corrupted Guard/inquisition army with beastmen and skaven, so its given me some good bitz to scavenge for my evergrowing Raptors army. I've got a thing for alot of the fantasy minis, I just can't get into the game, so I tend to borrow from that range whenever something looks cool to me.

The librarian's blade is a bit nasty looking in a chaosy sort of way, but that works for me. Its curvy and pointy and makes folks go "Yikes!!" Besides, those librarians are always a couple steps from the edge anyways, with their witchcraft and fancy blue armor :P

Question for the masses: I'll be working on my version of Shrike. I was thinking of two rippy, nasty skaven halberd turned swords. OR.... something like this: http://www.bolterand...howtopic=227470 What say the brethren?

Thanks for looking in on my blog too.

Edited by rednekkboss, 15 April 2011 - 04:29 AM.


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Like some comments in the Shrike thread, I'll agree that the claws are sinister looking but really makes the model gorilla-like. Great pose and helmet choice though.
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It seems that Raptors are growing in popularity (slowly). Great painting but sadly I am not a fan of the yellow helms, I think they'd look better in grey IMHO. But the camo on the tanks is amazing :lol:

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