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Dusk Crows 2nd Company Project

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Okay, so here is my Dusk Crows 2nd Company project, an effort to reduce the grey pile of plastic and actually get models painted.

 

I've made a good start during the ETL VI with these guys:

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I'm happy with the final decisions on colour scheme, chapter markings and how they turned out.  The bases will be done, I just need to work out what colour will look best.  I have some scouts with camo cloaks, which will be done to match the base.  I'm leaning towards black/grey as I'm happy with how the grey crossbelts look on the assault marines.

 

I also intend to make a gaming table in the same colour, time permitting.  Which I never seem to have much of.

 

After some thought I'm aiming for 1000 points of marines.  Next up are these guys:

 

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 Yes, some basic tacticals partially put together 20 odd years ago and wallowing in unpainted hell.  I've made a start on changing bases to 32mm, dug the bolters out of my bits box and rummaged for an hour looking for the missing shoulder pads.

 

  Some reposing was required as when I put them together I appear to have been obsessed with not having them all look the same, so 7 out of 10 appear to be shooting at the air which looks odd. (Especially as no fliers existed in game at the time!)

 

  There was something strangely satisfying about clipping the plasma gunner's hands off and filing to fit the plasma gun.  This was stolen off a Space Wolf in exchange for flamers, so the purity seal hides the rune on it. The one on the other side will be filled to not show.

 

I know tacticals are not considered great, but I'd feel guilty not running at least one squad.  Don't panic brothers, scouts are also on the list.


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Uber props to anyone who can do quarters paint schemes. I just would never have the guts to even try ... and I love the Chapter name :)
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very nice



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Uber props to anyone who can do quarters paint schemes. I just would never have the guts to even try


What Dracos said. It fills me with fear to look at them. But they’re awesome.

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Virtual high-five for your opinion on Tactical Marines ^_^


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As the others have said, props on the quartered scheme. I am not brave enough to attempt that.



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So its been over a month and I shamefully submit my progress on the tactical squad.

 

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Yeah, still not finished by any stretch of the imagination, but some progress is being made.  Mustering up the enthusiasm to do detail work is a killer!


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They're looking great; the quartered scheme is fantastic.

 

I love those arms with the bolter not attached to a hand. Good use of the SW plasma gun.


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So I've been distracted by Orks in Oct/Nov and hit a hobby slump in December (Never enough time and children causing lack of sleep/energy).

 

I have been doing some Dusk Crows planning with the Chapter Approved points changes as well as forum lurking of course.  The points reductions have enabled me to fit more into my lists. So here is what I'm aiming for at 1000 points:

 

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It's meant to be a flexible list that I enjoy playing and uses models I already own. I dropped 2 Assault marines and put in a Whirlwind with the points saved with the reductions.  My original plan was to go all infantry but I felt I needed more heavy weaponry.

 

It gives me a brigade , so 8CP to play with. Mostly to be spent on deployment shenanigans, charge rerolls (I need them every time!) and mortal wounds from MLaunchers & HBolter.

Relic will be the Burning Blade to give my captain some hitting power.

 

Hopefully a statement of intent will encourage me to pick up a paintbrush. I do have a 2000 points list in mind too which I may share later.


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Battalion but yeah 8 CP ; ) nice balance list


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I maintain I am not going senile, the Brigade thing was more of a Freudian slip for my 2000 pt list (Spoiler!). biggrin.png


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Y'all using Assault Squads gives me the :wub:


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I made the same mistake when I was talking to a friend about my 650 list. I said Brigade instead of Battalion my mistake, got a good chuckle out of him.



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Okay, quick picture of my sea of grey that requires building/converting/painting:

 

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Now if only there were some kind of building and prepping event to motivate me...


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Looks more like a really big lake :P

 

YUGE props for the Whirlwind though :tu:


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"Fully dressed in the ancestral Terminator Armour of their Chapter they rise to a new level of battlefield supremacy, a level where monstrous tanks are but playthings of a child, and where Terminators, Daemons and gods stalk as equals." -Thunder and Lightning, White Dwarf 116 (UK)
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And really it's not a sea of gray... there's some algae in there with the greens and browns.


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The relic whirlwind is awesome.

I've got 4 predator annihalators with all the lascannons in hybrid metal, from that generation, but they're in need of serious repair. Do you think plastic or brass pipe could replace the plastic curved tubes at the top of the engine exhausts? Mine are mostly snapped off and the metal sponsons need repair.
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You can't see it but mine has two missing exhausts on the far side too.

 

I've been trying some gardening wire of a similar diameter but it's a pain to work with and I'm not 100% happy with it.  Brass rod is what I'm trying next, I think it'll be much easier to bend into the right shape.

I'm thinking of just replacing all four so I'm not worrying too much about them matching the survivors.

 

I'll let you know how I get on.


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