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Those bases are really... creepy. It looks too real.

Loving the models too, but damn those bases...

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Dude that is some impressive shit! Regarding the last one though, I would suggest maybe doing a bit more with the eye holes as they are very basic compared to the rest of the model. A dot of a lighter colour in the middle maybe, something small like that.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Those bases are really... creepy. It looks too real.
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..... is what I read......
Lol yeah I probably didn't word that too well... glad you like it though!

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Dude that is some impressive shit! Regarding the last one though, I would suggest maybe doing a bit more with the eye holes as they are very basic compared to the rest of the model. A dot of a lighter colour in the middle maybe, something small like that
Many thanks, mate! I altered the eyes a bit today, added a white streak in the middle and applied a red glaze over it, I think it's popping much better, so thanks for the suggestion.

Managed to get another few hours in today on the Contemptor, and I'm happy to say the bastard is finished (with the exception of trying out brown lettering for the scroll on his torso as I don't have anything that would really work).

As I mentioned, I was going for a dynamic freeze-frame pose on the contemptor. As he's got a power claw, it only made it far too easy to make him reaching out towards some unseen target. I think the slight lean-forward was fairly effective, coupled with the angles of both arms in creating a model that looks as though it was in the midst of a close combat attack. I love it, probably my favourite model I've painted.

Hope you guys enjoy! And as always, any critiques or recommendations are most welcome!






And a group shot so far of the Sons of Horus 19th Company (finally decided on which company...):



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Many thanks, mate! I altered the eyes a bit today, added a white streak in the middle and applied a red glaze over it, I think it's popping much better, so thanks for the suggestion.
MUCH better, so much better. As for the lettering on the scrollwork, just go with black and make small bumpy,wavy lines to represent writing that is too small to read from anything but up close and personal. The only real thing you can do in that case I think.

one thing I want is the ability to split my fire everywhere, it makes no sense that a squad of 10 guard or marines or whatever all have to fire at 1 target with everything, is the guy with the lascannon not smart enough to realize maybe he would be better off firing at the massive tank looming overhead instead of the little man no bigger than a squat running at him, or is that far too complex for the 10yr olds?

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Oh god... they're all so creepy! I fear for my life with these guys running around.

You may well have just influenced the alignment of my Emperor's Children.

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Thoses eyes look pretty damn A+ with just that weeny bit of white added


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MUCH better, so much better. As for the lettering on the scrollwork, just go with black and make small bumpy,wavy lines to represent writing that is too small to read from anything but up close and personal. The only real thing you can do in that case I think.
Ah you're talking about to the sides of "Sons of Horus?" It does look a bit naked... I'll add some tomorrow.

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Many thanks, mate, glad to have been useful to someone

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Thoses eyes look pretty damn A+ with just that weeny bit of white added
Agreed, kudos to Wraithlord for the suggestion

And I was back at work today. My main focus was knocking out the tutorial for the paint job, and as such I think I kind of rushed it a bit, so I don't think he's quite as sexy as some of my other marines. This was my first Mk III marine, and I found him much more enjoyable to paint than the Mk II. The left shoulderpad isn't glued on (since I'm still just waiting for my Mk II/III SoH shoulder pads) and primarily there for pictures for the tactica. Anyways, here's the latest addition to the squad:




The puddle in the base was still completely wet at the time of the photo, I caught the drop on the backside as I was rotating the model and cleaned it up. There's also a patch on the back of his right foot where I started battle damage but apparently forgot to finish it up... woops! I'll correct that one tomorrow as well.

Next up will probably be another Mk II marine (I've got so many!), hopefully I can get it finished in a day. Hope you enjoy!


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Well, I had my first work station blunder today, which is slightly unfortunate as my paint station is also my work desk... kinda feel bad for whoever inherits it when I leave (paint drips all over, dried blood effect, etc), but this one takes the cake for the size of the stain. While applying weathering powder onto the marine to follow, I knocked over the container of black soot... the resulting spot makes me a sad panda.



Ah well...

Anyways, managed to finish up one of the 2 Mk III marines I've been working on the last day or so. Nothing really groundbreaking here, sadly I'm still waiting on my shoulder pads, so his left arm remains naked.




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Finished up another Mk III today, the last of the 10-man squad. I'll have 2 more Mk IIs on the table (did a few steps today on them, nothing crazy) to complete my first 2 standard tacticals for the Sons of Horus army. Here's the last of the Mk III (for now):




As a random note, I honestly didn't even notice that I had a different model of bolter until I was about halfway through it. And while it is a different bolter, I think it fits the hodge-podge image that I was going for. As this is an Istvaan III army, either loyalist or traitor (undecided still...), the force is comprised of marines that have whatever weapons they managed to get their hands on. This also explains why each squad has many different marks of armour (or at least it's a convenient crutch for now). So... different bolter, but still good enough for me It is odd though that when I ordered 30 of a certain pattern of bolter I got 1 of a different pattern... meh.

Next on the table is the last 2 Mk II Marines for the squad, then maybe my first Justaerin model. I think for the Justaerin, I'll just add an additional layer of Greenshade, to make them noticeably darker than the standard "green" I'm using and differentiate them from any other termies I may get in the future.

On a separate note, I'm REALLY hoping my SoH Mk II/III shoulderpads will finally arrive on Thursday, having these 99% models on my table is rather aggravating.


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