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The Atrocity at Calth - True Scaled Ultramarines

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++ INCOMING TRANSMISSION ++
 
Brothers, the dogs of Lorgar have shown their treachery today. 
Let them know that the Sons of Guilliman do not fall so easily, 
and make them pay for their betrayal of the Emperor in blood and death.
Courage and Honour!
 
++ END TRANSMISSION ++
 
 
Here I go again..
Hi all, with the latest Primaris release firmly cementing my 40K hobby into a 30K hobby, I've decided to start a new WIP log based on updating my old 30K Ultramarines. Originally the marines that I have recently been true-scaling were for a 40K army so that the Classic Marines didn't look too short next to any Primaris Marines I was going to get, but I have set my heart on only focusing on the 30K side of things for now as I am feeling a bit disenfranchised with the current 40K setting. Therefore, everything I have worked on this past year is being retrofitted to make a new, slightly taller, AoD Ultramarines army (still using 8th Edition rules unfortunately as my main opponent only plays 8th Edition Orks).
My old topic is here for anybody interested: http://www.bolterand...e-38th-company/
 
I decided to restart my Ultras and scrap all the old army as I was not happy with the paint job I had done on them as I have since improved, and I've always wanted to make my Marines slightly taller than standard so they don't look so short compared to Imperial Guard etc.
Just to kick things off I thought I would share a few of my favourite figures that I have been working on recently, but I will share more stuff over the coming weeks as I get deeper into the project.
 
To begin with, this is my latest iteration of my homebrew character, Centurion Jay Burgii of the 38th Company.
 
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The name Jay Burgii is a play on my own real life name. I have a habit of creating characters that are meant to represent what I would like to be in the Warhammer universe.
 
 
An as of yet unnamed Chaplain
 
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A Librarian for when Guilliman eventually re-allowed them
 
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And just some regular marines to show the scale of them compared to regular marines
(Note that the red lines aren't perfect but are just there so you can get the gist of the size difference)
 
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Obviously there is a lot of work to be done in filling in the gaps and smoothing out the areas that I have shoved plasticard into, but it will all eventually get finished. I currently have all the parts to make 3 10-Man Tactical Squads, a 5-man command squad, and a contemptor dreadnought.
 
I have also got my Sicaran Battle Tank and a WIP Leviathan Dreadnought that I would like to strip to start again, but have yet to build up the courage to do so.
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Thank you for looking all, and I hope to give you an update in the not too distant future. I have a habit of starting WIP logs and never getting very far with them, but hopefully I can stick to it this time. In my 17 years of the hobby I have yet to complete a fully painted army of any substantial size, which is something I really need to rectify. Especially now that I have finished University and have a full time job so I can actually afford to do so.
 
Thank you for looking,
Jay

Edited by Centurion Jay, 11 August 2019 - 08:09 PM.

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I look forward to following your progress on this new chapter of the Sons of Guilliman! I quite feel with you regarding how ones old projects do not stand up to scrutiny next to your new, I've been a Ultramarine player myself for many years now myself and I never like how it look when I actually field an army as the contrast in quality between units is just too stark. 

 

Of the ones pictured so far I quite like the Chaplain, he looks striking yet regal as befits his status within the legion. I like the helmet especially, but I adore it whenever people embrace the greco-roman aesthetic.



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Excellent work on the upscaling!


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Looking good! I like the upscaled marines you've put together! Nice use of bits, good modeling, and excellent poses!


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I look forward to following your progress on this new chapter of the Sons of Guilliman! I quite feel with you regarding how ones old projects do not stand up to scrutiny next to your new, I've been a Ultramarine player myself for many years now myself and I never like how it look when I actually field an army as the contrast in quality between units is just too stark. 

 

Of the ones pictured so far I quite like the Chaplain, he looks striking yet regal as befits his status within the legion. I like the helmet especially, but I adore it whenever people embrace the greco-roman aesthetic.

 

Thank you, and I appreciate the comments regarding the Chaplain and the greco-roman aesthetic. It is something I'm really trying to go for, pretty much any close combat weapon is going to be a gladius of some sort, either a power sword or I am slowly trying to collect enough of the Ultras upgrade sprue gladius' to use as a replacement for chainswords if I ever get around to doing an Assault Squad. Every officer/sergeant is also going to have a helmet crest and pteruges/cingulum, aside from the above Librarian as I couldn't get a crest to look good with the psychic hood.

 

Excellent work on the upscaling!

 

Thank you very much, if I am honest I was inspired by the likes of you and Tyrannicide to do the upscaling after following that 'In Memoriam' group log a bunch of you guys had a few years back. I have it bookmarked and regularly go back and flick through it for inspiration.

 

Looking good! I like the upscaled marines you've put together! Nice use of bits, good modeling, and excellent poses!

 

Cheers! I'm trying to get as many varied looking poses as possible, as one of the problems with my old Ultras was they used the regular BaC marines and they all looked like clones.

 

Here is the contemptor I mentioned in my previous post, which is an Emps Children one with most of the Emperors Children insignia removed. I am hoping they will eventually go back and release an Ultramarines Contemptor because it looks like every other Legion is getting one now.

 

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I will be magnetising his weapon options when I get around to buying some so I am not locked into only playing him in one way.

I've also got a few more marines to show. They still look a little rough as I haven't gotten around to smoothing the joins up yet.

 

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As you can see, some of them have skinny leg syndrome, but once the legs have been cleaned up I plan to give them all a holstered pistol and plenty of magazine pouches/grenades which I am hoping will go some way in alleviating that problem. I'm also trying to make it so that any marine who isn't wearing a helmet has one attached to him somewhere, the middle marine in the above pic for example has a scarred face, so I'm planning on making it look like a fresh wound. The helmet on his base actually has some damage over the eye lense to represent this as well, although I didn't take a picture from behind to show it.

 

That's all for now, once again thank you all for the comments! I've only just finished reading Buried Dagger and it has inspired me to try and make a Knight Errant, who is currently on my workbench as I type this so I'll throw some more pics up in the near future!

 

Jay


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I hear ya about the BaC and BoP marines looking like clones *glare at my HH inspired Emperor's Children*. You definitely do not have that issue with these Ultramarines.


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Nice work on those five! Tons of character.

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Love the new guys, they look awesome! Also, I do agree, the BaC and BoP marines have some major issues with looking like clones, but... I suppose it makes sense for a bunch of line-troopers to look all the same :lol:

I do really like the use of the Emperor's Children Contemptor. It's honestly my favorite of the Legion specific ones just due to the aesthetics of it, and removing the III legion iconography, I can already imagine it in the blue, white and gold of the XII. What's the plan for the first weapons, seeing as how you said it'll be magnetized?



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Look real good! In following with interest!

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Thank you all for the kind comments!

 

I hear ya about the BaC and BoP marines looking like clones *glare at my HH inspired Emperor's Children*. You definitely do not have that issue with these Ultramarines.

 

Thank you, I'm glad to hear it! I'm aiming for a mostly uniform army, with the differences in the poses and small details such as different legs etc to try and make them not all look the same.

 

Nice work on those five! Tons of character.

 

Cheers! I really want each miniature to look like an individual that has a story behind him, so it's appreciated you think they have character, it means I must be on the right track haha.

 

Love the new guys, they look awesome! Also, I do agree, the BaC and BoP marines have some major issues with looking like clones, but... I suppose it makes sense for a bunch of line-troopers to look all the same laugh.png

I do really like the use of the Emperor's Children Contemptor. It's honestly my favorite of the Legion specific ones just due to the aesthetics of it, and removing the III legion iconography, I can already imagine it in the blue, white and gold of the XII. What's the plan for the first weapons, seeing as how you said it'll be magnetized?

 

Yeah, I am really looking forward to painting the Contemptor, I think its my favourite as well, closely followed by the Death Guard one. Currently thinking my first weapon choices shall be twin Kheres for a Mortis to begin with!

 

Look real good! In following with interest!

 

Thank you very much, hopefully I don't disappoint!

 

Got the other 5 marines semi-built (no gap filling or pouches etc added yet) of the first tactical squad these past few days.

 

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Work has begun on the second tactical squad now. I've got most of their upper bodys completed, just need to "bigger-ize" the legs. Hopefully I will have them done in the next couple of days to show you all. In the meantime, I've also been building a Command Squad all equipped with Gladius'. Currently waiting for their legs to arrive via Ebay. I also need to get around to buying some more MK IV marines as I have ran out of torsos and some other bits I need to carry on. 

 

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I have a 4-day weekend next weekend, so I'm really trying to get the other two tactical squads and this command squad all fully built with the gaps filled and the pouches added to their waist so that I can have a few days painting everything I have built so far before I move onto buying some more stuff. I'm currently thinking of some Breachers, but I think I am getting ahead of myself at the moment and need to focus on getting what I already have the parts for done.

 

Thank you all for looking!

Jay


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This keeps getting better and better.

The new marines are great but I can’t wait to see that command squad built. I really love the way you’ve put them together with those cloaks.
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Amazing command squad idea. 


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Great stuff. :tu:


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Thank you all!

No picture updates unfortunately, I have had a bit of a busy weekend so haven't really had much of a chance to work on anything. Spent a couple of hours today filling the leg gaps of the first tactical squad and my captain and adding pouches/holsters/grenades etc to them. I'll hopefully get chance to work on the second tactical squad tomorrow night, so I'll try to throw some pics up tomorrow evening!

 

Cheers,

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So, I did write a post explaining why I haven't posted an update for a while etc but it seems I'm an idiot and mis-clicked before I got chance to post it and deleted it all. Therefore I will keep it short and sweet.

I have managed to start work on the second tactical squad, having gotten the first 5 guys upscaled. They still need gaps filling and I ran out of shoulder pads so will need to source some via ebay or just splash out and get another MK IV box (the spare parts are always useful).

 

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I've also not got much done on the command squad I previously posted, but have mostly built its remaining member.

 

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The blank MK V shoulder pad is there because I need to greenstuff a shoulder cape and add a decorative shield to it so that he matches the rest of the command squad, once they are given legs that is. He is meant to represent the Sergeant of the Squad. I really liked the legs as they were, but I replaced the Torso that is attached to them with a regular looking MK IV one, and placed a spacer in the waist and some plasticard to his feet to keep him in scale with the rest of my army.

 

My current objectives are to get the second tactical squad finished and the rest of the command squad fully built before moving onto anything else. Fingers crossed these will be done over the coming week. I am finding it takes me a while to actually upscale them and I am left wondering why I have chosen to do it, but now when I look at the regular marines in my collection they do annoy me at how stunty they look so I will just have to power on with the upscaling.

 

Thank you all for looking, and I hopefully it won't be too long between now and my next update!
 

Jay


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Great update Jay! Always glad to see more of these guys.

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Nice progress! Second tactical squad looks off to a great start. The command sarge also looks great. I love that pose and I am looking forward to seeing him with the added cloak. Are you doing the watered down glue on a paper towel for that?


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