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Hiro_Protagonist's LPC 2012


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Hiro_Protagonist

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And so it begins!
Ten Chaos Terminators with 2 Reaper Autocannons, 2 Powerfists, Icon Bearer. As they are the older metal models I'll be trying to "upsize" them to make them more like the newer plastics. Mostly it'll mean widening the arm positions an moving them up to the larger bases (I'll stack the old base on top to increase their height).
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They're final paint job will be different from what a few of them have now.

Edited by Hiro_Protagonist, 28 March 2012 - 10:41 PM.

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Upgrading the size of the old Termies is one thing. Changing thier base size is another. Don't go changing to the bigger size if you can help it. The risk of a Teleportation Mishap decreases signifigantly if they can get crowded together better with thier smaller bases. Give them the newer weapons and newer arms, but don't change thier bases.

Just my opinion of course.
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Thanks for the warning, but I'm using this squad more as a mobile firebase and won't be deepstriking in most cases.

All ten have been given the "widening" treatment and one is on his larger base now (hopefully the others will follow tonight).
Here are some comparison shots with that plastic terminator that came with my WD (however many issues ago).
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I think it works. The expanded arms give it more "presence" and the double stacked base gives the height. As the Chaos Terminators are "top heavy" with regards to detail I think it will help to draw the eye up, and away from the fact that he's on a hill. Thoughts?
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The torso is to short there head position looks odd.

Good luck with your vow.
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I will be watching!
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Here's my next update! All ten are now assembled (minus the Icon Bearer's Icon) and have been "expanded" and mounted on their raised bases.
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Next I'll move on to priming and painting. I'll warn you all in advance, my painting probably won't hold up under these zoomed in photos, but I'll try.

I also haven't decided which of the "standard" terminators is going to carry the Icon. It's going to be a back mounted flag with various items dangling from chains (I've got spare parts from my Empire Flagellants box). Anybody got a preference?

Thanks for looking. :rolleyes:
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for a banner im thinking the last one. this is going to sound silly but i think his left hand weapon is the most plain out of the bunch. thats all.

nice looking minies. i like the old metal terminators. I used mine to make Oblits. Cant wait to see em painted

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All ten are now base-coated! Here's one, to give you an idea.

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:tu: ,at this zoom I can still see a few flecks of the old paint! Must get better zoom on my eyes....

Reminds me of the Golden Army in Hellboy II.
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Have started on the trim. I'm trying to make them the negative of my Thousand Sons (Blue, with Gold trim).
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4 down, six to go!
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I approve, sir

Love the 40mm bases

Ahhhh the Golden Army. Saw that the other day and I absolutely love the elves, and of course the automatons.
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Trim completed on all 10 Terminators!
Eyes are done, Tusks/Horns still need a wash.

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Close up on front

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Close up on rear

Next up, the weapons (both ranged and CC)!

Thanks for looking!

A special thanks to the THREE PEOPLE who have left comments! :D

As a side note I've figured out why my pictures were blurry on the right side in previous posts. My son had left fingerprints on the lense after "cleaning" it. :rolleyes:
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WELL DONE

Post a pic of the wash, I want to see what color you use (i have a time with white horns)
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As they say, "80% of the work takes 50% of the time, and the final 20% also takes 50% of the time." :P

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5 of the squad...
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...and the other 5.

As requested, here's a close-up of the final tusks.
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I wanted the tusks to look as though they are still alive and growing from the armour as opposed to being decorations aquired elsewhere.
I used a base-coat of skull white, then a double wash of Gryphon Sepia (drying in-between), and then a drybrush of 7:3 white:grey.

And here's a look at the markings going on the right shoulder. It's a symbol of protection from The Necronomicon.
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Once again, thanks for viewing! B)

As a side note, if anyone has any thoughts you'd best post them soon, cause I'm not re-painting once the gloss goes on! ;)
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I think they're good. But ultimately KSons are Ah-na's forte.

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Best user name ever. Your army needs nuclear powered attack dogs.

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Very nice!
Good colours...and that's a particularly striking green!
I wish them well in combat! May they take many loyalist heads!

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First I wasn't really sure about the things you place between the arms. But! It did turned out quited well!
Good job! :)

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Vow Completed!!! As promised, Ten Chaos Terminators!!

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Almost forgot about the deadline!
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