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Raptors building and painting log.

WIP Raptors Build Paint

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I started this build log in the Ravenguard section but figured it would be more appropriate to post here.

 

I've dabbled in 40k since the start of 5th edition when I got my very first set, Assault on Blackreach. I was pretty young back then and over the next couple of years I built a modest space marine army and a small Sisters of Battle army (all that metal back then...) 

 

After a few years I sold all those models as they were poorly built and painted by me.

 

Since then I started building a new army around 7th edition and now have a sizeable marine army again. Although I never played 8th I did get some Primaris models around the time Dark Imperium released. Then I got rather disillusioned with the hobby as medical issues meant that I have trouble with my hands and painting is very hard for me. SO I ended up putting my army in storage unpainted.

 

With 9th here I've got excited again and have decided to push on and try my best anyway as the boys in green deserve to be fielded in full colour.

 

So I haven't painted many yet but I will share what I have done so far. My Raptors I've decided to go for a pretty dirty look, like they've been fighting in a jungle for a while. Please let me know what you think.

 

Here is my conversion WIP for Lias Issodon: The bolter is a conversion I made by chopping the upper receiver off a normal gun and attaching a new one from a sniper (an Anvil industries part i think)

 

Lias Wip 1

Lias Wip 2
lias Wip 3
 
WIP scout snipers: I did a smilar thing with some of their guns and gave them gas masks to give off a special forces vibe.
 
mask scouts 1
mask scouts 2
mask scouts 3
mask scouts 4
 
WIP tactical marines: I wanted to try and get as many scoped bolters as I could in their hands.
 
tactical test paint 1
tactical test paint 2
tactical test paint 3
tactical test paint 4
tactical test paint 5
 
Almost complete Las/Plas razorback: This conversion uses plasma cannons (I know the rules are plasma rifle) because i think it fits a vehicle better.
 
Las plaz rzbk 1
Las plaz rzbk 2
Las plaz rzbk 3
Las plaz rzbk 4
 
Lastly a quick test for plasma as I want to paint some hellblasters after I finish these units.
 
plasma test

 

UPDATE 1

 

So for my first update I feel that I have been quite productive (despite hand pain). I've managed to paint a full unit for the first time in years, I'm quite pleased with them.

 

Tac Fin 1
Tac Fin 2
Tac Fin 3
 
Moving forward I'm torn between:
 
Another tactical squad
Tac 2 Wip
 
Or some Hellblasters
hellblaster wip1
 
I think I'm leaning towards doing the hellblasters as painting another 10 tactical marines might feel monotonous. Onto a modelling project. I'm just playing with a Librarian from the Dark Vengeance box. Does anyone have advice on the best way to remove all that DA iconography?
 
Da Lib Wip 1

 

 

 



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Always loved the Raptors and you captured their tacti-cool nature quite well!

 

As for the librarian - I feel that struggle!  I love that model but it requires a lot of chopping and sanding.  I'd recommend checking out some flexible sanding sticks to help get the curved areas nice and smooth.


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Morning Sgt Angel
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Always loved the Raptors and you captured their tacti-cool nature quite well!

 

As for the librarian - I feel that struggle!  I love that model but it requires a lot of chopping and sanding.  I'd recommend checking out some flexible sanding sticks to help get the curved areas nice and smooth.

I'll have to look into that. it's the left shoulder pad that's the nightmare :'( 


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Looking good! Love the Libby’s pose and way you depicted his psychic powers!
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UPDATE 2

 

It's a pretty small update this time.

 

I have a large box of older metal GW models. I was looking through when I founds this old metal Vindicare Assassin. I couldn't help but paint him up immediately. As Raptors take pride in being marksmen it might make sense to have one of these guys on board.

 

Vindicare

 

I wasn't confident painting and highlighting the armour as black. So instead I primed grey, dry brushed black in one direction and then dry brushed again with deathworld green. I'm pretty pleased with the result. My Raptors are supposed to be jungle fighting so I think the assassin being camouflaged somewhat isn't too out there. 


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UPDATE 3

 

It's time for another update. It's been just over a week since last time and i'm pretty happy with what I have got done.

 

First... Is a second completed tactical squad. I used the same method of painting my plasma on the power sword for the Sgt. I'm fairly pleased with the result.

 

Finished Tac squad 2
 
Next up... Speaking of plasma. I have also finished a Hellblaster squad.
 
hellblasters finished

 

So I decided to turn 5/15 of my Intercessors into "Veterans" I gave these guys a bit more kit than the regular guys will have. They will also have veteran markings on one their knee pads when I paint them.

 

Vet intercessor Wip
 

I gave the Sergeant a hammer. The internet says they are good  to addsweat.gif

 

Ve Int Sgt Wip
 

And finally.. Though I have a fairly sizeable pile of shame. Inspiration struck and I bought this box.

 

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If you notice the bag of heads. It's all beaks biggrin.png my plan is to give every Phobos marine a beak (including 10 Reivers I already own) I found this image when browsing some second hand models that inspired me.
 
beakie phobos
 
I am going to paint some stuff I have first before I get my teeth into this box (Well maybe i'll make one test model...) I also have some Ideas for the Supressors but that can wait for now.
 
I'd love to hear some thoughts. What do people think?

 


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