With so much inspiration in this forum, I figure it's time I get my own WIP thread going. Plus I need all the help I can get to keep me focused and on track with this project.
My goal is pretty hefty. My plan is to create the Angels of Absolution 5th company. So 125 or so PA models, plus the obvious friends from the 1st, 2nd and 10th companies. But it won't be that simple or easy. I'm looking to address a number of issues I've always had with space marines.
First off, marines are too short. Every model is being tall scaled.Those of you who are familiar with Veteran Sergeants work will know the direction I'm going in. I'm not talking full on "art scale", where the entire model is redone, but every model is having spacers inserted at shin, thigh and abdomen.
Next, every marine will have a helmet. Just makes sense. Going to war fully encased in inches thick ceramite armour, only to leave your head exposed and leaving behind all the fun life support, sensors, comms, etc. Nope, not for me. Also, every marine is loaded for war. Magazine pouches, grenades in pouches, pistols, etc.
Finally, and quite possibly the most insane part of my project; the theme. My AoA are embroiled in a campaign fighting orks. Literally fighting orks. Seeing as I'm already hacking the models apart and reassembling them in 30+ pieces, I've decided to take a more cinematic approach. Every marine is doing something. Shooting, reloading, taking cover, throwing grenades, melee, every marine is doing something. And every squad is telling a story, so to speak. I want to bring life to the marines, and show them to be what they truly are. Super soldiers created to purge the heretic and the xenos!
So with all the preamble out of the way, heres my first tactical squad. Photos are a WIP as well. I just recently realized the macro setting on my phone puts to shame my camera, so still getting used to it.
Edited by Greenz, 26 April 2018 - 02:10 AM.