Excellent as always. This log never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks for the compliment! I hugely appreciate it.
Superb. Glad you managed to get a frag cannon in somewhere, would be a shame to not get the unique Deathwatch equipment in.
Hey! Thanks for the response - you know I always want your approval! I posted on your Instagram about your Magnus - looks awesome. I still have a bunch of stuff to post to you.
Wow, just got done reading this thread and...this is inspiring stuff! I really love the bulk and brutality of your conversions, it has me seriously considering where I could attempt a truescale army (I would have done death watch but I have too many of the official models and want to get that army done lol). Maybe my 30K 1K sons once they finally get an army list...
Love the new frag cannon marine! I really like the bulkiness of all your true scale!
Thanks to the both of you for your comments on the bulk of my Marines, as that's a deliberate aesthetic choice. I know that a lot of the newest true-scalers use power armoured arms (and even torsos) - especially with the new up-armoured Mk III plastic arms. PA shoulder pads, too. I feel that the Astartes need bulk - they should look like walking tanks. I like to keep the pipes on their arms, where possible, as I think it adds to the anti-technological aspects of the Imperium. These aren't sleek Marines.
Such constant excellence from your long term project. Please never stop.
Thanks! Always appreciate it when you stop by. I'm still fiddling with bionics for a techmarine member of the kill-team!
So, an update:
I placed an order in December with Shapeways, and today I had a package from Holland including these shoulderpads from POP Goes the Monkey bits. These are a series of terminator shoulder pads including lots of minor Chapters. I am planning on using these to add some more variety and options to my Marines.
These are a pig to photograph, but have some incredibly crisp details. There are a bunch of interesting chapter options. By my count, the sprues include:
Angels of Vengeance
Mortifactors (or any other Chapter that just uses a skull - Skull Bearers?)
Black (or White) Consuls
Scythes of the Emperor
Two different Carcharadon emblems
Sons of Medusa
So, plenty to consider. I do have plans to add to the Marines in my Kill-Team. Obviously some of these (the Lamenter, Scythes, Consuls, particularly) are ideas I've already included, and I'm not necessarily keen to add another Blood Angels successor, if you have thoughts on concepts you'd like me to explore, by all means share your thoughts!
Hope you're well,