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Grotsmasha's Heresy Era Dark Angels

Heresy Era Dark Angels

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So my time here on the B&C has been spent mostly flitting from one model to another, never really with a real army project on the go, that changes now. I've decided to go for a HH Era DA force, with the idea that the Great Company/Chapter uses the iconography that will one day become the GotC. So this means (eventually) EVERY legionnaire will feature the crossed swords on their right pad in some shape or form, I'll also be doing red robes. I also intend on a mkII army with officers in mkIII.

 

Alrighty, enough babble, PICTURES, right?!?!?!?

 

For those who haven't seen, a 3rd party sculpt of The Lion I painted for last years LPC,

 

 

Obligitory Scale pic

 

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Next up is my Legion Praetor, who will be February's PtR vow,

 

 

 

and his Command Squad, January's PtR vow,

 

 

 

So, the summer rains are here, which has delayed the priming (yes, I've gotten lazy and avoid hand priming like the plague) for over a week, first piece o'sunshine and i'll get cracking.

 

OK, so now my usual disclaimer, I have, what I call Hobby ADD, which means all of my projects suffer from a rollercoaster of productivity and inaction, although I fear the most prohibitive force for this project will be actually affording the "plastic crack habit", cheap FW isn't.

 

Any comments and constructive criticism welcome. 

 

Cheers,

Jono



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Those are some really cool looking marines. Where are their shoulder pads? ;D


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Lookin' good - makes me want to do some more HH DA myself (don't let Captain Semper know - he will just nag me!) 4.gif



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@ Augustus: I've left them off because its much easier to paint/prime the models back behind the powerpack, the pads will be primed at the same time and attached once black.

 

Cheers,

Jono


Edited by Grotsmasha, 26 January 2013 - 07:35 PM.


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I love the idea of this project and the first miniatures look fantastic!

Can't wait to see more of those! no.gif


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Hey guys, a little progress, Company Champion who will be joining the Praetor in Febs PtR vow,

 

 

and some WIP of the Command Squad, Jan's PtR vow.

 

 

 

Cheers,

Jono



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Alrighty then, January's PTR complete, here's the Legion Command Squad

 

 

Cheers,

Jono



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Awesome!!!!

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I like it a lot! but the wings kinda look silly, sorry to say X-X


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Mk II armour? Check.

Surplices? Check.

Unnecessary ornamentation? Check.

 

The command squad looks perfect to me. :tu: I like the way you made the crossed swords on the standard.



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I like the robes and those plasma pistols are looking good :)


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Red robes... hmmmmmmm - ok it works well with these thumbsup.gif

and the firing plasma pistol and the winged helms look great.

 

 

Is it just me or are the rh shoulder pads missing?



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@ Crusader_Weber: Thanks!!
@ Tiger9gamer: Thats ok, I didnt think they'd match everyones taste. I don't even know if I'll keep doing them, they were a pain to fit consistantly.
@ Cactus: Those crossed swords were a bastard to get, and they're still a little wonky, but I am quite happy with the finished item.
@ Tanhausen: Cheers!!!
@ Elmo: Yep, they're missing. The problem is I can't decide on what to do with them. I've used GWs DA chapter pads, which dont match the mkIII pads I have left over, but I'm not sure I want to put mk VII pads on either. I may just wait til FW releases DA legion pads and pull of the GW ones.
 
Cheers,
Jono

Edited by Grotsmasha, 20 February 2013 - 09:55 AM.