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The troop squad markings finally arrived. Immediately added them to the first Intercessor squads and I love them. Will be looking at getting the heavy support and fast attack ones soon.

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Also made a little progress on the Chapter Master. Tiny swords are very fiddly to sculpt although I think I've got a production process nailed for them so I'm going to try mass producing some for the Aggressors this weekend. Got alternate heads from Spellcrow arriving this week and some other little bits to add to this.

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More progress on the Chapter Master. Successfully magnetised the jump pack and normal back pack. The cloak hasn't turned out the shade of red that I had intended, however it's still the best cloak I've painted yet so I'm feeling a little proud of it.

 

Lord Gwain 07

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I managed to borrow my work's dslr camera yesterday to try taking photos with that. Definitely a lot better than my phone's camera. All I need is two daylight lamps and a black backdrop to get some proper photos done.

 

Intercessor sergeant 02

lieutenant 02


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The Intercessor SGT and the LT are well done. The Chapter Master looks promising; I commend your painting skills, and hope to see him completed soon.

Edited by Bjorn Firewalker, 19 November 2018 - 06:58 PM.

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks for the kind words Bjorn. His base arrived today so should be able to get him done soon, along with Lieutenant Calsius for use in a jump pack Lieutenant conversion.

 

Little update on the Chapter Master for now.

 

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The paint on the Chapter Master is expertly applied.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall... censored.gif  at least nothing actually snapped.

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Base for the Chapter Master is currently drying and will be ready for final assembly on friday. Managed to salvage the burning Nurgle dude from the old base without breaking him. Probably need to have another crack at the sword as well.

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Is that the corpse of a Plague Marine or Daemon of Nurgle decorating your Chapter Master's base?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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It's a Plague Marine. Think I decided he's from a warband called Talons of Anathrax mentioned in the Ardent Swords IA article.

 

The Chapter Master is finished! Did notice a couple of spots of paint flaking off in really tiny places so need to look at varnishes for this chap.

 

He also rather magnetised. He's attached to the base with 2 magnets, his shield armed is magnetised (because it kept snapping off...) and his jump pack is magnetised. Figured it would make him easier to transport places.

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Well done.
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks Bjorn.

 

Chosen to make my Aggressors be members of the 1st Company, shown with the blue and red quartered shoulder instead of the 2nd Company's blue and red stripes. Since they're veterans they get a few extra bits like a red stripe down the helmet and the right knee. 

Aggressor 05 A

Aggressor 05 B

Aggressor 05 C

Aggressor 05 D

Aggressor 05 E

 


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Your 1st Company Aggressor is well-painted. I notice he doesn't bear boltstorm gauntlets. Is his power fist an heirloom weapon from the Great Crusade, the assault bolter a gift from the Primarch himself- both meant to mark him as an elite, binding the Primaris Marine to his non-Primaris brothers via history and tradition?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Your 1st Company Aggressor is well-painted. I notice he doesn't bear boltstorm gauntlets. Is his power fist an heirloom weapon from the Great Crusade, the assault bolter a gift from the Primarch himself- both meant to mark him as an elite, binding the Primaris Marine to his non-Primaris brothers via history and tradition?

 

I should come up with a backstory for it like that, that's a really cool idea. The truth is I just really dislike how the boltstorm gauntlets look. They should have been made to look like the Gauntlets of Ultramar with the guns on the underside and not extending beyond the knuckles. Saw this done by one of our brothers in the Hall of Honour section and really liked it.



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Had a little break but back on it now. In the time honoured tradition of every 40k hobbyist I have started more projects before finishing any of my current ones.

 

I've assembled my first moustachey jump pack lieutenant:

lieutenant02 01

lieutenant02 02

lieutenant02 03

lieutenant02 04

lieutenant02 05

 

And the second Knight Dreadnought (count-as Wulfen Dreadnought) has been assembled. Since I can find any third party dreadnought sized shields I had to sculpt it entirely myself, starting with moulding it around a glass:

shield 01

knight dreadnought02 01

knight dreadnought02 02

knight dreadnought02 03

knight dreadnought02 04

 

Bonus shots of the 2 Knights together:

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This represents the last painting I did in 2018. Made a lot of progress on the second Knight Dreadnought.

 

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And finally his shield. The typography was annoying but worth it.
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The Contemptor is well done.

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Working on a side project as a break from the Ardent Swords. First step is to make a green stuff mold of bits from the Imperial Fists upgrade sprue.

greenstuff mold

 

This is the first time I've ever attempted this and I didn't have very high hopes for a couple of the bits. However they came out quite well, especially the tiny fists for Calgar's tabard.

castor 01

 
These bits are to go on Grand Praetor Castor of Thíva, Chapter Master of the Shields of Dorn. These guys are another IA that I came up with at the same time as the Ardent Swords and I'll be working on them alongside them. #fistingcalgar
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The green stuff additions are well-sculpted.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Thanks Bjorn. It was a learning curve and a half to get to the final ones. Just waiting for 2 of Scibor's ancient greek shields to arrive to go on each power fist. Ordered the 21mm ones though so they may actually be too big... we'll see!


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Right, photo dump time! This is my progress on the Shields of Dorn Chapter Master in between learning how to be a parent.

 

castor 06
castor 07
 
The shields finally arrived and I could get them attached. Despite being quite large they work really well. The flexible ammo belts from Zinge Industries are a god send for this model. Cannot praise them enough.
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Made some additions to the base, namely the Resurrection Orb, bullet holes in the Necron Lord and then the shell casings on the ground. The idea behind this is for the Chapter Master to be posed so that he is about the crush the Orb underfoot before the filthy Xenos can use it.
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He is looking imposing! I really like the necron on the base too, I always find it difficult to put models on their backs like that in a way that looks good. Trying gives me flashbacks to trying to have a dreadnaught pulling a man apart. But it looks very natural and cool, I really like the narrative you are building into it together with the sense of motion and purpose. 


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He is looking imposing! I really like the necron on the base too, I always find it difficult to put models on their backs like that in a way that looks good. Trying gives me flashbacks to trying to have a dreadnaught pulling a man apart. But it looks very natural and cool, I really like the narrative you are building into it together with the sense of motion and purpose. 

 

Thanks Torbenos. The Necron on the base was a bit of a cop out / stroke of luck as the sprue for it has the front half of the chest as a seperate piece making it perfect.



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Great choice of base decorations, but wouldn't mounting a shield directly on the boltstorm gauntlet make the weapon EXTREMELY unwieldy?

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.






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