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Echoes of Eisenstein - upscaling madness with the XIV

Death Guard XIV Horus Heresy Truescale Conversions

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Yay, my Vanguard order arrived. Now I can clip up some servitors to repair armless Castellax, because this makes sense at 6 mm :D

 

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Right, so here's about 9000 points before I start putting on the basing splodges.

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Add a box or two of Aeronautica fliers and it's a nice, round 10k of stuff that can ally as much again in titans from Favilla as needed :D


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You can use these bots as titan hunter infantry too

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You can use these bots as titan hunter infantry too

Yeah, when I need 100 tokens on the field :D

 

But seriously that's another bonus in making this second army, so that there are multiple visually distinct markers available if more than one player uses THI.


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Quick update on the basing front, the force is soon ready to get basecoated :)

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Did some work with profound meaning, aka switched some AI fighters to older AI bases (the new ones are unsightly large to my taste) while preserving the number dials but making them otherwise prettier for Epic purposes. The newer flying stand was also a bit bigger than the old hole, requiring some slight surgery.

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Given the Lightning box contains about a million missiles, I also bashed some AA autoturrets from surplus Warbringer shoulders:

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Boy it's been a while but I've got my master's thesis written and the self-imposed miniature exile is over. Returning to the fray on the tall front, I went and started on something bigger for a change :D

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I am going to be busting some heads with this hunk of resin if the blitheringly stupid DG restrictions for FW Legion units aren't FAQ'd post-haste, but first he'll have to get finished. So nice to build things again ^^
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Didn't notice those ground AA emplacements last time but i love them! Very simple and elegant solution. As a Thousand Sons player I feel your pain about the FW unit restrictions.

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Cheers, Naryn :)

Yeah, TS are technically even worse off as they don't have even a single drone like Death Guard. But man, is that whole debacle silly.

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Screwed up a bit of one track because of a bloody wobbly gubbin at the front, fixed with liberal weathering. This baby will be muddy, alright.

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The current 40k statline also incorporates a twin heavy bolter for some reason, so I bashed one up for the crew to shoot aspiring graffiti artists off the hull with.

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Painting train rolls on, today I started on the Epic Mechanicum with some Thanatars. Bases are 20 mm, for reference.

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I now have huge robots, big robots and small robots in this scheme, soon also even smaller robots and infantry :D

Wondering about the bases, though. Should they get a bit of shrub like most others, be more rad-blasted or perhaps burned by the plasma mortars  :question:


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Some even smaller bots today. The Thallaxii are starting to push the limits of where I could be arsed to paint armour trims :D

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Those tiny robots are so stylish! I love how the bases look even at that small scale. The different tones look really good and sell the illusion of patchy earth well!

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Cheers Naryn :)

 

You know, this was one of those days I realize I am an idiot. Life tends to be easier when you use proper tools and taking pictures of very small models might work out better if using a macro objective in the camera. Derp.

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Also, razorwire and dragon's teeth on sticks ready to be thrown around the field.

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You should take photos under brighter lights. I want to compliment your work, but the poor lighting makes your models look like dark blobs against a darker background, hiding details you likely put a lot of effort into.
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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Sorry 'bout that Bjorn, it's a learning process. Especially here in the great northern wastes where daylight can end before you even get out of the bed :D

Meanwhile, I promise to paint some actually new models soon, but I had to take a few scale shots for a friend. Who knew, titans look like quite big machines when there's infantry around.

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Lovely scale shot there. I'll have to paint up some 6mm infantry myself just to accompany my Knights!



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Impressive details on the Reaver.
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Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Cheers lads.

 

Something big yet tiny today, painted the Ordinatus up finally. Party hard with all the noise!

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You should photograph the dark red model against a light-colored background- maybe put a sheet of paper behind it- so the contrast will make it easy to see, instead of blurring into the dark background. (If the model is light-colored, you can use the dark background to contrast it.)
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Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Moar!

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First Vultaraxii hit the field, as well as one rather tendrite-heavy magos.

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On smaller boys, some Krios. For whatever reason, legit first half a dozen comments where about these looking like gingerbreads...

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The models look much better against a light background, in contrast to their dark red colors.
Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)

Warhammer 40,000+ Star Wars- Rian Johnson- Reylo= AWESOME! (Knights of Renaissance)

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement) or the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' 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.

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Yeah, though it's a bit hard to find a suitably light but not white background. White can easily reflect too much from unnatural angles, especially as darker models require longer shutter times to properly capture their detail. Well, live and learn.

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They look delicious

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