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Hi all,

 

What has started as a single model and its base decoration is slowly growing in my mind as I write this post...possibly becoming a theme for a 30kish army (cataphractii terminators and such).

 

The Night Lords have taken over an industrial planet (hive like and whatnot), using their well know terror tactics and speed to devastate the spires.

 

Fortunately, the First Legion is in the subsector and they dispatch a strike force of their First Company to burn the heretics.

 

This will be my first FW model and since I've not absolutely no hurry with the project, I'd like to go the extra mile or two.

 

I suck at drawing/photoshop/graphic arts, so you'll have to bear with my description skills!

 

The first idea is to floor the whole base with fallen NL corpses (3-5 bodies, depending on the final disposition). That per se would be OK...but we said we wanted to go further right?

 

A character is still alive and will climb over his comrades' bodies to face the holy sarcophagus!!

 

The Dread is armed with heavy flamer and DCCW, because I simply love the looks of the particular combination.

 

So a few questions arise:

 

- would you use a regular PA marine for the character or one of the DV chaos sets? what model?

- and the casualties? the DV seems a bit OOT for the base...

 

I'll try and post pictures of a WIP evolution, but at this stage any theme and concept suggestions are most welcome.

 

Thanks!


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Better with pictures, ain't it true?

 

General concept

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Front

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Left

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Right

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Back

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The boons of dryfitting and bluetac...you see that your mind might work the spaces, but the base is unforgiving! Man is it tight...as you can see both characters have the heels over the edge!

 

Do you guys think it works? Thoughts?

 

Thanks for C&C :)

 

 

 

 


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Looks good

I think for that base its too overcrowded. If its a duel you dont want that much going on in my opinion especially as the Chaos guy is busy. 

Id drop the PA marines and build a rocky outcrop that raises the chaos guy up higher so his gun is almost at eye (skull) level. Id then have the dread spinning on its waist to bring its guns up to fire.

 

At the moment they are stood square on. If you can turn each of them in opposite directions it will add interest from both sides


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Thanks for the suggestions mate!

 

The idea was a pile of bodies and the chaotic dude climbing on top but as you say, it does look busy...

 

Since you suggest raising him, what I might try is do a pile of dead DA (as in the lord just slew them) and the Dread coming to the rescue.

 

 


 

At the moment they are stood square on. If you can turn each of them in opposite directions it will add interest from both sides

 

If I get the idea, you mean turning around in Tarantino style to face off?

 

Thanks for the input!


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This is a cool idea, but I have a couple of suggesyions for you - seeing as you want to go the extra mile:

 

  • I suggest making it a scenic base - use a flyer base and construct it so that it also holds the monster base of the dreadnought. A bit like the bases of the HH character series.
  • Use a LOT of filler (either clay, green stuff, or cork) to make the terrain bulky, so you can use the curvature of the terrain to compensate for the bulky nature of marine casualties. They've sunk into mud, are sprawled over rocks, etc.
  • You need more marines to make it look like a 'pile'. At least five more.
  • Saw out the feet of the marines and put them back in using green stuff (this is easy if you have a thin hobby saw) to get more natural (ie more relaxed) poses on the feet of the casualties.
  • Use a different champion model. The DV guy looks far too 'at ease' to mimick the guy you described (he's casually leaning on his swrod for crying out loud)
  • Use green stuff washers between the shoulder joints of the dread, to be able to build him into more dynamic poses.

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Wow, awesome feedback...on a project that is in the cooler haha

 

All very sound advice, thanks a lot!! I don't undesrtand the green stuff washers, ATM they are stuck with prestick

 

As for the Vallejo gold...check the HELLBRUTE in the signature ;)


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A purple Night Lords helbrute... interesting. ;)

 

About the washers: I just mean the soft parts of  Space Marine armour, just the ribbed parts between shoulder joints. 

 

Like in the armpit and in the inner elbow of this guy:

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It's one of the easiest things to do with a little bit of putty (I always recommend to mix Milliput and Greenstuff 1:1 to get the best and avoid the worst properties of both).


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