Edited by Celestial Guardian, 30 May 2017 - 06:55 PM.
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CG's Builds (Cleansing of Cyrene)
Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:42 PM
Posted 09 August 2016 - 04:49 PM
Over the years I've collected a pretty vast collection, but either had problems finding a place to play or just losing interest due to price hikes or life stepping in. No matter the reason, i now have a ton of models to either be reimagined or built for the first time.
As such I will reimagine some of my Knights of Lydda and start a new Alpha Legion army with a heavy cultist theme.
The Alpha Legion will feature an HQ of 4 marine characters with only two being permanantly sworn to a chaos power. I have several other units planned and models are already in my possession, including a daemon prince converted from the old Artemis model from Inquisitor. I will introduce you all to them as they are built.
For now I give you the first chaos lord in my collection:
Caedes the Wrathful follwer of Khorne
This guy is a kitbash from multiple kits. Still not quite sure about the helmet. I want it to be more khorne-like, but I'll never fit those bunny ears in the space I have available.
Edited by Celestial Guardian, 10 August 2016 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:38 PM
Egestate the Destitute
Raiding my bitz box gave me the old lord power fist and back pack. Simple kit bash, but effective for this sorceror character. I plan to add some effects off if the helmet in the power fist after painting to give the illusion of the kill being used for more power.
Edited by Celestial Guardian, 10 August 2016 - 01:26 AM.
Posted 29 August 2016 - 11:18 PM
I'm currently working on cover and background for characters of which I'm using the different role playing games from Fantasy Flight to bring them to life. I'll give everyone a taste of that later as my campaign unfolds.
For now I have a new model to show which will be the current apothecary for my Alpha Legion. I give you Quietus Torrim.
He's made from the old metal Fabius Bile model. I've never really liked his head so I have to replace that with one of the hooded ones from the DA terminator knights along with the narthecium him from the same box. I found an old chaos bolt pistol for his right hand and even though I no longer have his original backpack, I was able to connect the arms to the new DV Lord backpack.
Let me know what you guys think.
Posted 30 August 2016 - 11:02 AM
If there's anything I'm unsure about it's some of the posing - just not sure about the 'flow' or direction of momentum in some of these. Could just be me? I keep swaying between thinking the fist/helm positioning on the sorcerer is inspired and quite cool, or a bit awkward...
Posted 30 August 2016 - 12:01 PM
If you have a chance before priming, take a few minutes to clean up the mold lines. From the photos, the terminator's left hand and the sorceror's left shoulder and cloak have a couple remaining - there may be others too.
Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:52 PM
It looks better in person. It's my Hamlet tribute! Seriously though, i think the camera angle plays a big part in what you're sering. In person the helmet is level like he's holding up a trophy for others to see.
I usually get rid of mold lines once priming is about to begin. I found that if I stop to take them off when I'm building I will forget something I wanted to do certain way. I'm going to start trying to cut mold lines when taking the parts off sprue.
Thanks again fellas!
Posted 05 September 2016 - 12:20 AM
I've gone into my my boxes and bits to see what all I have to build with. It turns out I've been getting things and not keeping up with purchases! Currently my Alpha Legion army will consist of the following:
Caedes the Wrathful- terminator lord with combat familiar and dual chainfists
Egastate the Destitute- Lord from DV box with power fist holding SM helmet and sorcerer backpack. Helmet to be converter to show sorcerer power.
Initium the Pleasing- Emperor’s champion model with new head, chaos backpack, wings, power sword, shield
Qiuetus the Lost- Bile model with hooded head and modified “medicae” backpack, plasma pitol, and narthecium
Dark Apostle- Sisters of Battle model w/ power maul, combat familiar, added spiked arch from vehicle sprue on backpack, and bolt pistol. Head modified with horns from DV box.
Artemis 54m model with DP arms (modified to carry two swords), DP shoulder pads and armor plates, modified backpack (added vent pinions from DP model), and DP head
Daemon Prince (only thing on this list to still purchase)
Deamon prince model with sword arm and power armor, wings, dragon head (w/ sculpted neck)
Chosen- 10 (DV box w/ 3 converted blood warriors from SoS box)
Helbrute- 2 (DV box)
Terminators- 5 (box set)
Plague Marines- 5 converted CSM
Berserkers- 27 (box set)
Chaos Marines- 10 with champion (Berserkers with out MoK on the armor)
Brotherhood of the Serpents Eye (Cult)
Chaos Cultists- 20 From DV box using trench coat leader
Chaos Cultists- 15 From DV box using hooded leader
Chaos Cultists- 25 Converted Blood Reavers
Chaos Cultists- 10 converted Wyches
Warp Talons- 5
Raptors- 6 with Night Lord converted leader
Obliterators- 3 converted from Storm Cast Eternal Retributors (SoS box)
Obliterators- 2 converted Storm Cast Eternal Liberators (SoS box)
Havoks- 5 with champion
That should keep me busy for a bit this year. After all I still have just as many regular space marines in my Knights of Lydda chapter to overhaul. I plan on trying to convert and build at least one of these entries each week. Painting has me wondering if I still go full in or wait on some for the next challenge.
So here's the
problem opportunity before me, how do I stay on target to get this done without burning out? There is a lot of conversion work to do plus painting it all. I'm not a schedule kind of guy and life has a nasty way of jumping up. If you guys have any suggestions I would love to hear them and try to put some into practice. The worst that could happen is they don't work for me.
Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:01 PM
Took my time to get the conversions right. I've found that speed(as in I want to get everything done so quickly) is my biggest enemy to staying on task. Spent quite a lot of time on each of these a d pretty pleased with the f I've had and the results so far.
So, without further ado, here is Kill Team Nemia of House Leo of the Knights of Lydda space marine chapter:
Veteran Scout Sergeant Waine
Scout Ainjel, Combat Specialist
Scout Coale, Guerrilla Specialist
Scout Zachariah, Dirty Fighter Specialist
As always, let me know what you think.
Edit: fixed photo link
Edited by Celestial Guardian, 11 October 2016 - 06:05 PM.
Posted 11 October 2016 - 10:56 PM
The last one EPIC !!!
Posted 23 January 2017 - 03:43 AM
Obligatory Group Shot
Field Commander Kaeleb Rize (Captain)
Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:02 AM
I have found that putting together those centurian suits is an ordeal and a half. So far I have one completely put together and the other two at 50%. Hopefully I can get them and the Stormhawk assembled before game time tomorrow.
I will post new model pictures soon as well as painting ones. I have finally been able to get the colors I wanted, so no time like the present.
Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:37 AM
Looking awesome! Scout Zachariah and the Apothecary particularly stand out - although everything is looking very characterful. I'm looking forward to some paint!
Posted 05 February 2017 - 06:45 AM
Can't say I'm a fan of the plumed helms, but I dig the skullcap type headwear on the scouts.
Nice bit use on Kaeleb Rize, the overall effect is great, though I'm unsure on the length of the swords - I feel like slightly shorter blades would look much more effective. To each his own though
Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:08 AM
Posted 26 March 2017 - 03:47 AM
Also on the to do list, a couple of stand in from the new Gathering Storm books. Plus, the army above begins getting some paint work! Going to try to do a five man squad or one vehicle per week once painting begins. The goal is to keep plugging away without burning out.
That's just for starters. Still have allies and enemies for this force to join the ranks later. Hoping to have a vast majority of this army finished by the end of the year.
Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:04 PM
I didn't like just having his right foot propped up on what is essentially just whatever is handy style terrain. I had a dragon head in my bits box and thought about it for a bit. My chapter's most hated enemy is the Alpha Legion. So, I thought what better way to show it than to replace the eagle head rubble with a vanquished dragonoid? So I cut and sanded, then cut some more to make the head fit under Guilliman's foot. After I was happy with the placement I included the toungue laying on the ground from the dragon's mouth. I kind of like the cartoony aspect of it, and it doesn't do anything to take from the model.
Thinking about adding a cape to the back and maybe some chains or cloth under the belt to add to the sense of motion. The pose is intended to be one of turning to charge heaflong into the next fight.
As always, comments are welcome and encouraged!
Edited by Celestial Guardian, 29 March 2017 - 04:10 PM.
Posted 30 March 2017 - 12:34 AM
First up is my Celestine and body guard stand ins.
Counts as Greyfax
Counts as Cypher
Counts as Voldus
Edit: fixed links
Edited by Celestial Guardian, 30 March 2017 - 12:44 AM.
Posted 18 April 2017 - 02:01 AM
I have been getting my parts from Hobby Titan and Hoard O'Bits. So, I'm not oppossed to getting them outside the U.S. if any one can direct me to a bits place that keeps me from buying an $80 model that I only need two pieces from.
For all who try to help, thanks in advance!
Posted 18 April 2017 - 05:02 AM
I have those bits in my bits box...shoot me a PM
Creator of the Paladins of Midterra- A Second Legion Project(Link above)
Project Lead for the War of Light Alternate Universe Project-Link
Writer for the Brotherhood of the Lost Alternative Heresy Project-Link
Creator of the Vasalius 1st Terra Heredes Imperial Auxilla-Link
Posted 18 April 2017 - 11:47 PM
Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:50 PM
I know, I know, they are technically a dead chapter. I am going to focus on the survivors though. While writing the Cleansing of Cyrene I will be focusing on these survivors and their interactions with my main chapter.
With that said, I know I'm days away from the Tale's official June start date, but I couldn't help myself. Here is how I am bringing Librarian Milivoj back to his brothers:
He was looking out the veiwport of the Deathwatch orbital fortress in the Darlan subsector when his Captain entered the room.
"Milivoj," Captain Nero began, "I come with grave news." The captain paused as to measure Milivoj's reaction. "And that news Watch Captain?" he asked expecting less than the answer he would receive. "Your chapter, the Astral Knights has been decimated thwarting the Necrons. The remaining of the chapter have been given a ship to ply the stars, but only few remain."
"And what of them? Do they still port at our homeworld?" "I am afraid that honor now belongs to the Sable Swords," Nero answered grimly. "Milivoj, I have been authorized to give you a choice concerning this matter. You are a considerable battle brother and asset to my forces. However, your brothers need you. We have been in contact. We know that Thade leads as Chapter Master and a mix of thirty marines and scouts remain. It is not enough to rebuild." Nero paced the floor slightly. He was waiting for rage from Milivoj, but received none.
"What of this choice Nero?" Milivoj asked with slight nervousness, "Am I to become a black shield due to my chapter's failure?" Nero was taken back for a moment. Milivoj was always the good soldier, always shouldering the responsibility of others. This was but one of the many things Nero valued in him. "No my brother, the fought with honor and there is glory in their stand. Your choice is simpler. You may remain here with us as a librarian of the Death Watch or return to your brothers. We will extend the courtesy of getting you to their ship should you decide to join them."
Milovoj stood extending his right arm to Captain Nero. "I would like to join my brothers in their darkest hour." "So be it." said Nero as he clasped his friend's forearm for what might be the final time. "Transport will leave in three hours. Emperor willing we will meet again and the numbers of your chapter will rise."