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post #71 of 157 (permalink) Old 10-05-13, 06:32 PM
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Awesome work Sergeant! Whats your method for the last couple of marines? They look spot on.

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No significant change. It's more that they are the culmination of the process.

1mm spacers in the shins and legs. 1.5mm spacer at the waist. Manipulation of the leg angles, removal and repositioning of the feet. The arms get clipped at the wrist, hand, and shoulder to adjust how the hands and arms sit.

I'm really getting close to how I want these guys to be, in terms of height, and bulk. The newer plastic IGuard are still swollen, troublesome bastards, but fortunately nearly my entire IGuard collection (around 200 models) is made up of old 2nd Edition metal Cadians and Steel Legion which are better proportioned than the modern plastics.

If Marneus Calgar is supposed to be "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible, but the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

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It's crazy how just adding length to their legs makes such a massive difference and doesn't throw off the size of the arms at all. This is great!

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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I posted this in the tutorial section as well, but here's a mini-tutorial for one of my more popular figures:

The Horatius Pattern Bolt Pistol.



So have you ever wondered why the bolt pistols don't fit in the holsters that are on the Marine sprues?

The answer is Games Workshop doesn't care. However, the new answer is because they are holding the Horatius Pattern Bolt Sidearm. A defensive weapon, it was named after a legendary Space Marine hero whose troops held a bridge for a day and a night against an onslaught of Orks before reinforcements could arrive.

The Horatius pattern bolt pistol has been sliced down the center, with the inside faces filed down to make the weapon skinnier, the front sight trimmed off, and the magazine shortened. It's not a perfect fit in the holster, but it is close enough for heroic scale work, lol. I still need to decide how to give it a stubby barrel protruding, but I thought you guys might like the new figure.


Tha barrel doesn't actually flare. That's just a trick of the camera angle.

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1. Clip the grip, magazine and magazine well, top sights, barrel, and targeter nub off.
2. Like so.
3. Slice evenly down the middle. Following the mold line does the trick.
4. File the middle down to slim the pistol's bulk.
5. Glue halves together.

Obviously the pose is up to you, but the pose above was made as such:

1. Gunner arms from vehicle sprue. Cut right arm free. Carefully cut the thumb off the top, then reattach on the side of the hand.
2. Take a bent elbow support hand. Slice the hand off, rotate, and reattach. You may need to cut the arm under the shoulder pad too and rotate.

This pistol also makes an excellent weapon for Imperial Guard characters since it actually looks like something they could lift in one hand.

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Damn seeing how easy it is to make Space Marines bigger and look like real space marines this makes me want to do it to my marines that are just sitting in a box doing nothing but these look really good. You may have inspired me to actually make a small marine force.


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I'm gonna give this a go, one question sergeant, where do you buy your plasticard.

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I'm gonna give this a go, one question sergeant, where do you buy your plasticard.
A model/RC hobby shop near my work.

If Marneus Calgar is supposed to be "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible, but the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

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So my buddy and I started the Battle for Macragge campaign in preparation for the next installment of "Veteran Sergeant Play...". These guys have now finally seen the tabletop. Well, a few of them at least.

Here's a teaser.

If Marneus Calgar is supposed to be "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible, but the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

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Is that an original Nid I see before me along with a Beakie? It's retro Wednesday and nobody told me?
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It is. One of the old Hunter-Slayers (before they became Termagants). Sorry for the crappy picture. My buddy's house doesn't have great lighting for head on macro photos, and I was using two slabs of styrofoam for a "lightbox" lol.

If Marneus Calgar is supposed to be "one of the Imperium's greatest tacticians" and he treats the Codex like it's the War Bible, but the Codex is garbage, then how bad is everyone else?

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