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Cadmus Tyro: Xth and XXth legion WIP log

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Greetings all, welcome to my XXth legion WIP log. With the release of Betrayal of Calth I have decided to start up a second legion to face off against my iron hands.

The alpha legion bring a whole host of new hobby and gaming challenges. Hopefully this blog will keep me motivated!

Edited by Cadmus Tyro, 12 July 2016 - 04:17 PM.

Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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To start with I will be working on the following list (using the BoC contents mainly):

HQ
Autilon Skorr - 125

Troops
Legion tactical squad (x15 marines), power sword = 210
Legion tactical squad (x15 marines), power glove, additional close combat weapon = 245
Legion tactical support (x5 marines), x5 plasma guns, rhino = 210

Elites
Cataphractii terminator squad (x5 marines), x5 combi weapons, x4 power gloves, X1 chainfist = 240
Contemptor dreadnought, plasma blaster, kheres assault cannon = 210

Fast attack
Legion seeker squad (x5 marines), x4 combi weapons, power sword, rhino = 260

Total = 1500

Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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I enjoy the challenge of some of the poor sculpts presented by GW and the less popular kits (e.g. Tartaros terminators). I immediately started work on the plastic contemptor a few weeks ago in an attempt to repose it:

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Apologies to those who have already seen this, I wanted to include it here for completions sake.
Any ideas on a name for this chap?
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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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Apologies to those who have already seen this, I wanted to include it here for completions sake.
Any ideas on a name for this chap?

 

Alpharius.


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Nice work on the fist repose. Makes the model look that little bit more dynamic :tu:


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Cheers Dosjetka!
Small amount of progress, the first two tactical legionnaires! Bit of work on the legs to achieve a walking and lunging pose. C&C welcome!

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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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Any chance you could do a short tutorial on how you did those leg reposes? They look pretty simple and yet undoubtedly effective.


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Sure, next time I build one I'll try and take some WIP pics. It's just a simple cut to the groin and green stuff if necessary, the key is finding the right set of legs to work with. I'm still working out which legs you can repose to avoid the ubiquitous "space marine squat"!
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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
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Cheers, I'd appreciate that :)

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So, quick simple leg re-position tutorial. When posing a marine I try and ensure one foot is facing the direction of their aim, it makes for a more natural pose. I wanted the tactical sergeant to be aiming to the right, there are no leg poses that allow this on the sprue.
Leg piece number "9" is probably the best set to extend the leg out to the right:

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So the opening on the right leg allows you to open up the aiming arm.
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Sergeant finished:
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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
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This chap took a while to repose! Not fully convinced the leg position is correct. But it will do!

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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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Looking good so far. Just a quick glance over of the above marine, the stance of the legs seems... off.. in the first picture of the set, but it seems fine in the rest of them.


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Agreed.  His pose looks good in the last picture.  He does look a little...stubby, though.  Maybe if he were taller at the waist?  The stubbiness really comes through in the first picture.


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Appreciate the feedback. I think the stubbiness is a consequence of camera angle. Looking at the miniature again the third photo is a more accurate portrayal of his proportions. The left leg is a little too inverted, I'll try and reposition it.

Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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Nice job on that SM, but imho there is something that doesn't fit well on the chain: it should end at the top of the bolter.

 

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apart from that, nice job, keep it on!



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I think the legs looks alright, though I do agree with FDAFDE (:D) about the chain.

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Thanks for the comments guys! I've tried to take them on board, I've reposed the legs and moved the torso up a little. Also re-positioned the chain. I think he looks better?
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Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
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Spot on :tu:

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Nailed it, nice work.



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Nice work. I've been repositioning the plastics to, some of them are a pain to look right. How are you planning on painting them?

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Cheers hydra, yeah but it's worth the effort in the end! I'm planning to airbrush a metallic blue, but i want to build everything first and paint the army together. Not sure whether to go with the forge world scheme, betrayer41 does a great pale blue/purple which seems closer to the artwork.

Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
http://www.bolterand...legion-wip-log/

 

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Fantastic, I wasn't really a fan of the blue metallic scheme but betrayer41 is fantastic.
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Nice posing, the chained bolter gives a lot of character.


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After seeing so many of these B@C marines by the dozens in newly formed companies, it's really cool to see someone taking so much time and care with each individual model.

Great work, Cadmus. Looking forward to your next update.
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Thanks for the encouragement Flint, and thanks for all the likes/comments so far everyone! It's keeping me going.

I wanted to take a poll of opinion about a few details. Is it worth adding chain to each weapon to add character? I see the current tactical squad as more combat orientated, so not your typical sneaky alpha legion team. Hard to infiltrate silently with chains attached to your weapons though!

Secondly, should I add some 'reflex scopes' from anvil industry to both tactical squads? (http://www.anvilindu...o/Reflex-Sights)

Appreciate your input!

Alpha legion and Iron hands work in progress:
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