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Hello

Have decided to wipe the dust off my Silver Skulls Space Marine army & what better motivation than to join the E Tenbrae Lux

So heres my oath

“I daismith906 answer the challenge of the Unforgiven and vow to complete:

x1 "Counts As" Lysander - Completed
x10 Tactical Terminators (x2 Cyclone Missile Launcher & x2 Chainfist) (x5 Completed)
x2 Assault Bikes with Multi-meltas - Completed
x1 Librarian - Completed
x1 Chaplain in Terminator Armour - Completed
x1 StormTalon Gunship with Typhoon Missile Launcher - Completed


from Codex: Space Marines of total value 1390pts on or before August 15. Success will bring eternal glory to The Silver Skulls and failure will doom me to bear the sign of damnation until the year-end”

And a few pics of my exsisting army

Scout squad
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Telion conversion (Hate metal mini)
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Normal Sgts & Powerfist Sgts
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Combi-weapon Sgts
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Meltagunners
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Flamers
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Sternguard Squad with Combi-melta’s & Powerfist Sgt
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Captain with Relic Blade & Storm Shield
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Missile Launchers
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Devastator Sgt & Lacannons
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Company Champion
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Command Squad including Apothecary
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Multi-melta’s
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Tactical Marines (Got 18+ of these)
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Techmarine with magnetised Conversion Beamer
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Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield Terminators
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Lightening Claws Terminators
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2 Predators with Autocannon & Magnetised Sponsons
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Edited by daismith906, 01 April 2013 - 05:22 AM.


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2 Rhinos/ Razor Backs (Got 5 of these)
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Librarian in TDA and Storm Shield
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Company Banner Bearer
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“Counts as” Vulcan Hestan
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Thunderfire Cannon
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2 Rifleman Dreads
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Contemptor with Magnetised Arms (Lascannon & Powerfist)
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Landspeeder Magnetised for Typhoon or Mulit-melta/Flamer (Got 3 of these)
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Land Raider Magnetised (Also got Crusader Parts)
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and finally a few of my WIP E Tenebrae LUX minis
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Chaplain in TDA
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love the librarian chaplain, for the the life of me i cant remember what they are called, will have to go and check my copy of gildar rift. wonderful job all round, have you done them all in non metallic metals?

prognosticator, their librarian/chaplains are called prognosticator's

Edited by Montpup, 25 May 2012 - 10:57 AM.

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Wir verteidigen die Schwachen und zerstören diejenigen, welche sie jagen
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So awesome. I especially like the captain and the command squad, really creative use of the LOTD models!

My Red Scorpions project log and the glorious nipplewing!  Now with added Primaris.

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The metal colour you have here is gorgeous. i love the look of the captain and company champion. Great looking army so far and your planned additions are looking good as well. Will be keeping a close eye on this thread.
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I'm loving these minis!

Great paint job and the skull helmets for the characters are excellent.
If i was to make one suggestion it would be to add a bit of mithril for a highlight.

Really great work. Looking forward to seeing the Librarian painted!

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Cheers for the kind words.

The helmets/skulls are actually painted in mithril silver, camera has faded it out slightly.

Managed to put together the two attack bikes this afternoon so hoping to get everything primed tomorrow!

Cheers

Dai

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These are looking pretty awesome!

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Great painting and inspiring use of parts! You have quite an imagination. As others have said, the use of chaplain and LOTD models is really good. I particularly like the captain, company champion and TDA librarian.
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Cheers for the kind words.

The helmets/skulls are actually painted in mithril silver, camera has faded it out slightly.

Managed to put together the two attack bikes this afternoon so hoping to get everything primed tomorrow!

Cheers

Dai


Cheers Sarah coming from the "Queen of the Silver Skulls" ;) that means alot.

Off to GW today to pick up some silver skull shoulder pads ive ordered so can make a start on painting the attack bikes.

Also ordered the new Stormtalon to add to the ranks.

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I LOVE IT!

Wow man, fantastic army!

I can't stop smiling!

Oh and some purely awesome conversions!

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Cheers for the kind words.

The helmets/skulls are actually painted in mithril silver, camera has faded it out slightly.

Managed to put together the two attack bikes this afternoon so hoping to get everything primed tomorrow!

Cheers

Dai


Cheers Sarah coming from the "Queen of the Silver Skulls" :D that means alot.

Off to GW today to pick up some silver skull shoulder pads ive ordered so can make a start on painting the attack bikes.

Also ordered the new Stormtalon to add to the ranks.

I think you quoted the wrong Silver Skull there :D

That Librarian is awesome to the max though. Most of the conversions here are, and I especially like various skull helm featured throughout the force :tu:

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Cheers, love your silver skulls too sicksix

Heres some WIP on my Tactical Terminators - waiting on the resin bases to be delivered
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Liking everything so far :D

About the Riflemen Dreads' arms.... are they conversions? Or can you get them as a kit, as I haven't seen many online and GW don't seem to sell them.

I only ask as I'd love to do a Rifleman Dread myself and they look awesome B)

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Liking everything so far :P

About the Riflemen Dreads' arms.... are they conversions? Or can you get them as a kit, as I haven't seen many online and GW don't seem to sell them.

I only ask as I'd love to do a Rifleman Dread myself and they look awesome ;)


The arms are from Forge World, GW dont do tiw-linked autocannon arms.

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Sorry for lack for replies been really busy over bank holiday period.

Have managed to finish x2 attack bikes (multi-melta is magnetised)
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Also received the new stormtalon in the post today (along with 5 more tactical terminators) so might try & make it later on today, with a few modifications as currently it looks like a flying box.

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dude. sick models. after reading the gildar rift, your models look exactly like what i had pictured the silver skulls to look like. your company champion, captain and your prognosticator wip are sublime. very well done, good luck with your ETL vow.

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Looking good man! I am now thinking I need to darken my Skulls a bit....

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Nah Sicksix your SS look awesome no need to alter them mate

Heres some pics of the finished libby (sorry about the quality, had poor lighting due to the great british weather)

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As the weather was crap yesterday i managed to finish the Terminator Chaplain apart from a few little bits - dont think he'll see much action but i love the mini

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C&C is welcome

Cheers

Dai

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Managed to finish my StormTalon this weekend

Had a slight accident involving plastic glue whilst sticking it on :P which was only just usable so had to paint it to hide the damaged

I dont like it but it was either paint it or leave it looking :tu: so i expect flaming :( !

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test it on something you dont need first but if you gloss the absolute living piss out of the canopy windows you could in theory get a privacy glass kinda vibe going with it.

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Which panel exactly got smudged on the canopy? You can always paint strip some of the panels so the pilot is visible, and then paint up some vibrant targetting arrays and HUD images (think the helmet hud from Iron Man movies) and really go to town and make the most of the situation.

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Which panel exactly got smudged on the canopy? You can always paint strip some of the panels so the pilot is visible, and then paint up some vibrant targetting arrays and HUD images (think the helmet hud from Iron Man movies) and really go to town and make the most of the situation.


It was pretty much spread across the whole canopy lol!

Might try the gloss idea though

Cheers

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I love the Storm Talon. Looks beautiful. Nice weathering effects.

We had a similar 'oops' moment with the Thunderchick for my Skully army: the canopy ended up being accidentally varnished...