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I started on my imperial guard army about 3 years ago but after a while real life and other projects kindve took over a bit, i am hoping that this log might help to keep me motivated. I will be doing The 121st Alcari as my main force with any funky stuff going to a regiment or 3 from Hellainus Novus.
heres where we stand at the moment
4 Leman Russ tanks, 1 with forgeworld vanquisher turret
1 basilisk
6 chimeras, 1 with forgeworld autocannon turret
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they are all glued together and awaiting stowage/battle damage
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test poses for sentinels, all options magnetised
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squished nob for 3rd sentinels base
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these two are captains from the Alcari, the one with the cane is a heavy weapons captain
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possible commissar bits + magnets allows for yarrick counts as
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marbo counts as, unsure on scope?
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priest
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pask counts as, possibly for vanquisher
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test model for Hellainus Novus rough riders
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thanks to whoever did this first but i really cant remember. if you read this pm me as i would love help with the chasis
the females and rough rider mounts were from the phoenix project if anyone doesnt remember.
magnetised a chimedon/hellhound/chimerax, chimerax turret build is obviously still wip
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am currently after opinions on this as a possible power maul, does it look ok or does it need a cabled power feed similar to the captains powerfists?
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now please help get this army finished (or even just ready to paint!)

Edited by RADU LYKAN, 18 May 2016 - 12:31 PM.

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Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
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You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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I dig your marbo. what model is that built around? also, I believe it should have a scope, but not that one. if im not mistaken, that is a SM bolter scope. it seems too large and rather impractical for IG. I would recommend the scopes found at Anvil industries. they are a much more practical size for IG.


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Interesting ideas in here. The squished Ork is a fantastic touch and executed nicely. 



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Some great work here.
I too love your Marbo. A far better pose that the official model (hope they bring it out in FineCast sometime to make it easier to convert).

Love your quad-autocannon turret as well.

I think that power maul could do with a cable, though if you're going to paint it up with some 'power effects' then perhaps you could get away with it without one.
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Bird rider and big mortar are awesome!

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Captain Cirrius- marbo is based on a cobra (notsnakeplisken) from heresy. ordered some tactical scopes, will see how they look

Darth Potato- cheers, the wide spread eagle pose of the black reach ork nobz gave me the inspiration and 2 nobz later it kindve looks ok, should be fun to paint some squirty blood :)

Kierdale- cheers, the turret has been a bit of an annoying build, currently working out magnets to enable it to have different levels of elevation, once that is done i can paint the weapons and interior bits and then actually glue it together :)  on various forums the cabling seems to be the way to go.

jeremy1391- cheers, the bird rider (and his 30 mates) is something i have had sitting in a box for years, its good to hear people still like it. the mortar is a blatant copy of somebody elses work, i dont remember whos though, have just ordered some tubing to hopefully extend the barrel.


Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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With my wife and daughter off to cbeebies live today I managed to grab a bit of hobby time :)


 

as suggested I tried an anvil industries scope on snake, if I don’t use them they will go to marksmen in squads. Great service, got them the next day, just tried one but still unsure

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What do people think? Marine scope, anvil scope or no scope?



 

 

Also ordered some plasticard tubing to try sorting out the heavy mortar barrel. Whilst playing about with it I found out that a tank wheel fits exactly as well so out of the options below which looks the best? I prefer the biggest one but think it might be a bit big compared to a regular heavy mortar?

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Got some guardsmen and women ready for spraying, quick coat of grey before the rain came, some of them have been converted a little bit, am not a fan of 5 or 6 poses throughout a 100+ model list, its going to mean a lot of work but hopefully it will be worth it

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This was all done with a few minutes to spare so I started on my tech priest and retinue, a bit of chopping later and 2 plasma cannon servitors half done.

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Any and all opinions welcome :)


Edited by RADU LYKAN, 11 April 2013 - 06:34 PM.

Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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no opinions? oh well, maybe i can get some help on this, am after the most badass pistol and sword pose you have ever seen, i have some fully posable bionics from anvil industries but am drowning in the possibilities, please help me to produce that "dont you f*&^%ng dare look at me!" pose by either posting pics, links or describing the ultimate sword and pistol pose

cheers


Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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I like the Anvil scope. Thats a pretty sweet model for Marbo. :)

 

 

Two handed-sword pose would be cool.


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Using the old Hellhound turret for a Chimerdon and Chimerax is an excellent idea. I might scour ebay for some old ones going cheap to make my own versions - credit to you for the idea of course. I hope to see you do a Chimerro soon as well.

Where were the parts for the female Guardsmen from?

I'm rather partial to this type of pose - it's not an action pose, but it exudes badass. I'm sure it's possible if you replace the gladius with a pistol.

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That picture. Where is it from?


Your opinion is important, and someone posting here probably does care what you think. You should go tell them. Remember that it really hurts to come up with an idea you care about and have no one else care. Go care about something and tell them what you think. Now. Think of what it would have meant to you when you were young.

 

 


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Here's another example of the kind of pose I mean, this time from the Dark Angels Codex. He also has a pistol so maybe more appropriate.

 

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Helbrecht is another good example.

 

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Basically some form of walking forward purposefully either brandishing a weapon like the Chaplain or holding it low at the ready, like Helbrecht and Thiel (Ultramarine in the first picture). I admit, I don't know how easy it would be to convey the same sort of menace with a Guardsman, as they lack the bulk of power armour.

 

Marshal2 Crusaders - It's the cover art for one of the upcoming Horus Heresy audio dramas - Censure.


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am liking the ultramarine pose, swapping out the short sword for a pistol should work, will try out the pose when i get a chance. am still open to other poses though so any body else got a kickass pose?

currently thinking a dead enemy on the base might be cool, in my fluff the Alcari are engaged against orks and nids out in the desert, would a carnifex head be too much? i like the idea that he has just killed it and is strolling over to his next victim like the carnifex wasnt a biggie 


Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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for straken as suggested above, i am going for the "walking forward determinedly" pose of the marine on the front of the Calth horus heresy book, swapping the shorter sword for the pistol. what i am after now is which head do you think works best with that? am thinking the head on the left at the moment and am hoping to build him tomorrow (finally!)

anybody think i should use one of the other 2 heads and why?
cheers


Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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doh!i didnt mean the calth book, the cover of Censure will show you what i am aiming for.
heres as far as i got on straken

i got distracted painting my first load of grunts. hte how pictures can wash out your models and pick out the errors, altough for3 years no painting they dont look to bad?


for fun this model represents my brother in law (horuswaspretty on the forums) not a fantasticlikeness but i will do






both of the ladies needed some boob removing simply due to the poses i wanted, not too bothered about the extra effort as they both look good imo?



i realise i should have drilled out the grenade launcher, will do it asap





although theres 10 regulars they wont all be from the same squad, i am aiming for themed squads, these 2 will be in the bayonet charge squad



these 2 stand and shoot squad



squad leader, are his chevrons too bright?



2 captains


also sorted the piping for th eplasma cannon servitors

bases will hopefully follow soon, still working them out.


Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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This is the second thread of guard I've seen that has impressed me thumbsup.gif


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this is awesome defined! I love the Marbo CA, use the anvil scope, but maybe remove the iron sights of the weapon first?

 

And, oh my god, the rough rider! that's mad cool! the first thing I thought of when I saw it was.......someone like Ralph Bashkie's Wizards as much as I do!

 

more please

 

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The rough rider reminds me of Joust :D. Intentional? Also could you enlighten me what the phoenix project is exactly? 

 

Regardless your guys (and gals) look great. I can't get it out of my mind though that the guy with a cane is actually holding a pipe...



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For what it's worth I vote no scope, looking at that close up side-on of 'Marbo', it seems the sculptor has gone to the effort to make the eye follow the barrel and anything you add to that is going to hover around the forehead. Besides, I doubt a legend like Marbo really needs a scope on a pistol, but that's just my opinion.



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Very nice work.
I don't think the chevrons are too bright. He won't attract too much fire because of them ;)
The officers are really nice and I love the eagle-headed staff.

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Some excellent looking Guard :)

 

I'd go with the Anvil scope on Marbo, just looks cool :)


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deathspectersgt7 cheers J

furioso-prime regarding the scope see below, regarding rough riders, I don’t know anything about Ralph Bashkie's Wizards, off to google it J

Retaliation the phoenix project was a community project that voted for stuff they wanted to see made, got various volunteers to sculpt the items and then these were cast by further volunteers, you just paid for the production, no profits etc, I guess it was similar to all the kickstarters that abound currently but was well before its time (would guess at least 5 years ago)and was cheaper J

Coolhand Fluke snake plisken has a scope on his gun in the films so I have decided on a scope see below

Kierdale cheers

Razblood went with a scope, hope the reflex version still looks good?



 

Anyway……

with gothicomp models finished with and voting in progress (doing miserably, i entered purely on the understanding there would be maybe 1 other entry and i would have a chance of winning something by default :) ) i managed to get back to the guard, was going through the modelling process like lightning but found out i have run out of spray for the undercoating so pics are of bare plastic wips i am afraid



 

pics of straken counts as, didn’t really manage the level of awesome I had hoped for but he will do

i have magnetised his foot so he can swap bases and trophy kills dependent on who i am playing against, only the carnifex head modelled so far.

also lets him wall walk :)



also got marbo counts as undercoated, these pics show i finally went for a reflex scope, have added a demo charge and straps for the back pack



started on another batch of grunts, had the idea of a "walking wounded" type squad


 

chest wound



arm wound


sore arm



sorer arm



really sore arm :)


 

head/ear burn



got a bit annoyed as i couldnt find my tub conataining bits for the wounded serg and hwt so started on some healthier guys


power axe serg



this is the start of a replacement missile launcher. going for the M202 flash look, i know IRL it isnt an acceptable replacement but hey it looks cool :) obviously needs detailing but what do people think about the general shape/size of it?


his anxious team mate


anxiety inducer :)


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Radu Lykan's log of doom - space wolves - bfg- inquisitor- fantasy- basically everything i do hobby wise
My Guard on the Bolter and Chainsword

QUOTE(Yogi @ Dec 18 2006, 03:38 AM)
You can't trust a redshirt, they're as sure to lie as much as their star trek compatriot is sure to die.

QUOTE (Jonny Wolf @ Oct 7 2008, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll tell you this, there are only two forces in the Imperium: Space Wolves and Support.

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Emprah's biscuits that's a lot of images! Maybe better in the future to split them over more posts so the page is less of a job to load/scroll through?

 

Great stuff in here, when do we get to see more of the vehicles though? I need me some tanks! You've done a good job with the conversions making the models more varied, it's making me want to model up some Guardsmen... Shame I'm at work :P


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Haha, love the anxiety inducer!

 

I have to disagree with you on Stracken, he looks Maximum Badarse. I'm digging the individuality you've gone for, I look forward to keeping an eye on this thread.

 

Keep up the good work! 

 

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Fantastic work!
I love the walking wounded squad. You hollowed out a whole torso for the guy holding his armour? Great work.

The reflex scope on Marbo is excellent too. A lovely little detail.




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