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Old 21 Aug 2008, 16:47   #1 (permalink)
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I thought I'd better start a new topic before the old one became 'project log' material.

Well - Im continuing with my home made space marines chapter now, after taking a brief sidetrack down the road of dark elves and naked Greek woman.
Some of the showcase regulars may remember the concept sketch i posted up a while back.



There.
Well now I'm starting construction and painting on the 10 man veteran assault squad to accompany my chaplain into battle. (30, str5, I5, re-roll missed, attacks on the charge anyone? :P) Probably going to have to rewrite the list, as I'm gonna use the BA codex when its out, but i digress..

Here is squad member 9.









Few points of note maybe? -
Spear is brass rod, lil greenstuff, with undead skeleton scimitar head. I have ordered enough High elf chariot spears now to kit the squad out mixed.
More red scorpion bits, how i love them. ;D
Worst part was having to create a buffer from greenstuff so his jumppack sat further away from his back or it would interfere with his ears >
Cant think of what to paint on his shield, can't see great here but its just black at the mo. Any ideas from creative thinking folk would be great. :P
Also thinking of getting rid of the symbol on his knee, :-\
More on the way soon, im trying to get inspired for 10 unique dynamic poses for them :P
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 16:52   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice. i really like it. as for a symbol, why not a falcon like the hawk lords one (see the current SM 'dex for it) it would look really good i think.

Nice clean colour scheme, it looks great.

as for posing why not try a flying base in his chest? so it looks like he is literally flying (maybe for the sergeant?) with his weapon pointing out above him?
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 18:32   #3 (permalink)
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Looks fantastic! How did you seal the seam in the jump pack where the two halves meet though? Is that green stuff? I can never make it smooth.
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 18:42   #4 (permalink)
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Wow that's fantastic! I love it! Are you going to churn out a squad of them?
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 18:50   #5 (permalink)
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WOAH! Swweeettt ;D
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 18:51   #6 (permalink)
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Fantastic job! But I would keep the design on his knee unless you really dislike it, and as Chris the Llama said a falcon or mabye whatever the chapter symbol is would look good on the shield.

Good Luck with the rest of the sqaud!
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 19:19   #7 (permalink)
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Nice job! Looking ood so far, can't wait to see more! Keep it up! ;D
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Old 21 Aug 2008, 22:09   #8 (permalink)
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Thats a very nice conversion, not overthetop but characterful and interresting.
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Old 22 Aug 2008, 11:04   #9 (permalink)
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Cheers guys

And yea there will be 10 of them eventually - ill post em when i do a handfull more.

Ill have a look at the symbols, Chris. Thanks ;D

Seam on the jumppack sealed with superglue actually :P Its good for filling small gaps as long as you clean it up afterward with a hobby knife and file.
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Excellent! Did you sculpt the helmets? The painting is really clean
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