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Last weekend I met up with my friend and fellow B&Cer Emperors Instrument for a couple of games of 40k at the ever awesome Giants Lair, he brought along his blood angels (of which he has many!) and for the first game fielded his Sanguinary Guard list (or NIPPLEWING), while he got kinda beaten like a ginger stepchild the list looked like a lot of fun! More importantly though, if purchased from Wayland Games the whole army, including codex, is less than £100.

So, I'm kinda weak, and like new stuff, here's my new stuff:
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Won't be stopping the Red Scorpions any time soon, but these guys will give me another alternative for when I want a more 'interesting' (read, random) game!

Edited by blackbabyjesus, 09 March 2012 - 12:16 PM.

My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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Hehehe you whent all in ther;-)

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How is it possible to field that many squads legally?

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Wow!
That's a whole lotta ceramite areola.
And on a more serious note: a very good deal.

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How is it possible to field that many squads legally?


Dante makes them scoring.

I just sold my large Sanguinary Guard army the other day on Ebay.

I'll be watching this thread <_<
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Looking forward to seeing the work done.

I love Sanguinary Guard, both the models and on the table.

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Wow! Gonna be awesome. 1500 pt. army with only 26 models, nice :D

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I like new stuff cant wait to see more
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ok, no models yet, but I have made progress on what will be the most time consuming part of this army... gold.

Normally what I do when painting gold, even large-ish amounts is slowly layer shining gold over a calthan brown basecoat, gives a nice warm colour. Unfortunately this approach takes AGES and if I had to paint 21 (yep, only 21 gold dudes in this army, 3 will be red!) whole models using this method I might actually consider stabbing myself in the eyes as an easy-out.

So, new methods required it seems, not keen on the time investment required for NMM (or for that matter confident in my ability as a painter to make a convincing go of it!) I've opted for metallics, my trusty airbrush and a bottle of Vallejo Model Air Gold (VMA 71.066 is what's on the bottle). Even over a black undercoat this stuff seems effective:
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That's just a single really thin coat, left door in both halves of the image is with slightly more thinners than I think I should have used, right door is probably what I'll go for as it's solid-ish in one coat, should be pretty awesome in 2.

Only problem with the vallejo gold is that there's no real colour match with GW paints, so I'll need to use the same gold throughout, and just add silver to it for highlighting, relying on washes for 99% of the definition. For info, this is the kind of level of definition i'm looking at getting on every model (though maybe it won't happen *quite* like that):
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Any hints/tips people can give me on painting large amounts of gold will be greatly appreciated!
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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hey bbj, I painted a similar army a while ago, pics and methods are in this thread - thread link

hope it helps and based on your other models I can't wait so see how they turn out :)

J

feel free to check out my other finished minis at my CMON Gallerey

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Wow, you've set the bar pretty high there.... thanks!
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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I almost fell out of my chair reading the title of this.

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I almost fell out of my chair reading the title of this.


Glad i wasn't the only one.
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ooh, also, here's the list:
Dante

Sanguinary Priest
Jump Pack
Power Sword

Sanguinary Priest
Jump Pack
Power Sword

Sanguinary Priest
Jump Pack
Power Sword

Sanguinary Guard
Power Fist
Chapter Banner
Infernus Pistol
Plasma Pistol

Sanguinary Guard
Power Fist
Infernus Pistol
Plasma Pistol
Death Masks

Sanguinary Guard
Power Fist
Infernus Pistol
Plasma Pistol
Death Masks

Sanguinary Guard
Power Fist
Infernus Pistol
Plasma Pistol


nice easy upgrade to 1750 if I want, just add The Sanguinor!
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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You might wanna drop the Death Masks on those squads because they aren't really worth it. Also for Dantes unit I'd have at least 3 Infernus Pistols in there so when they come down you can pop tanks. In my Sanguinary Guard army I had 2 units of SG with 5 Plasma Pistols so I'd maybe suggest trying it out and attaching a SP to them aswell and use them to pick on Heavy Infantry.
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Hmm, sounds like a plan, stand by for the redux (not sure if I have enough plasma pistol arms for 10 though)
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Hmm, sounds like a plan, stand by for the redux (not sure if I have enough plasma pistol arms for 10 though)

Budget busted!!!

Good luck with them, should be a nice army with that gold :)
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you get a plasma pistol and an infernus pistol per box. You should be fine to plasma up one squad if you cut them from the others. Otherwise head to your bitz site of choice. I'd swap out the death masks for some power fists, it'll do you a lot more good in most games as the army lacks high strength CC attacks and has no heavy weapons. That said, death masks look awesome.

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I modelled my SG with Death Masks, because they do indeed look awesome, but I've yet to take them in a list. I always find something better to spend the points on.
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and so it begins!

first 5 dudesmen:
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the one without a left hand obviously is the standard bearer type fella, no wings yet, they'll be staying separate until the end so I can paint them white without fuss. Barrels also aren't drilled yet, I'll do that when all 24 (oh christ) models are assembled!
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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Nice start, I really like the pose on the guy with the two handed axe.

Doghouse @ Nov 29 2011, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

The problem is that 40k was never intended to played as a competition
game, it was always just supposed to have been a bit of fun. This rule
allows you to go with what works for you and your gaming buddy or group
regardless of the madness of the need for officialdom.

 

 

Check out my Angels Sanguine blog


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Team Nipplewing are go!!!

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Another 5 dudesmen:
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Also, budget is now well and truly busted, eBayed a couple of nartheciums for my sang priests, 3 plasma pistol arms and 3 inferno pistol arms. I guess I'll magnetise a couple of bolter arms and just swap them out as required!
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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Assembly complete-ish, wings need doing (the one that has them is blutacked), here's the nipplewing in full force!

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With regards the wings, how do those work? I'm kinda used to that sort of thing being fixed, but the wing fittings seem kinda fuzzy. They don't seem to lock in anywhere? Surely that makes them really fragile.

I'm halfway tempted to not use them at all, but I've a feeling that will make the gold overpowering, no counter-colour.

Thoughts/suggestions please!

Tomorrow I prime.
My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!


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A lot of gold to come!

Regards the wings there should, on the back plate, be 2 knobs either side of the regular backpack mount that the wings slot onto.

Good luck!

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