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post #511 of 923 (permalink) Old 06-04-15, 10:30 PM
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Thanks all! It's always fun to participate against Golden Daemon winners. I beat a few of them, but the level was simply too high for me - Besides, I paint too dark for it to really matter. The winners are usually the over-the-top cartoony style painters, and while I applaud their skill, it's simply not my taste.

I'm not sure if I will be participating next year, as I don't want to paint my models a certain way to win competitions. I'll have to think about it.

So two topics today; Yearly challenge and progress on my Marines.

The yearly painting challenge is over, and I completed it. As last year, I got inspired by one of the other members here (/highfive @DaisyDuke ) and had a look at what I have completed since June of 2014. The result... was a bit more than anticipated:

Chaos Marines:


That's right - I started my reboot of my Marines in the July '14 challenge, which was the 2nd month of this years challenge. Honestly if you had asked me before, I would have said that I had started before, but I backtracked and found the thread; I started out with the lord and the chosen from the Dark Vengeance pack that over the far right on the photo.

Combined with the fact that I just rebased the entire army, I can safely say that this year has been... quite productive.

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Mostly this past months challenge, as I have been focusing on my Marines. The result is still quite good, especially compared to the above.

Secondly, I got some more work in on my upcoming Chaos Space Marines.
Taking in all the feedback, I have changed the backpacks on them and finished magnetising the bolters, flamers, plasma guns and melta guns.

I ran out of shoulder pads after that, so I am waiting for 60 of them to arrive, so I can finish the close combat arms, heavy bolters and various special weapons such as power swords and power fists.

The result is this:





I had a spare Juggerlord head lying around from when I assembled him, so I put it on one of them, to be a Aspiring Champion. Beyond that, you guys were totally right; The standard backpacks looks MUCH better on them.

The magnetising took a bit longer than expected but went without any trouble at all. You can see some spare weapon layouts lying in front of them on the top picture, and they slide on every model easily.

All in all, I really like the models so far. Now I can relax a bit, before I head on over to the painting part of the project, while I wait for the shoulder pads. I will do them all in 2 batches; One now and the second batch will be purely arms and layouts. It's time to get some paint on these fellas!

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Wow the CSM backpacks really tie it all together. I wasn't too hot on those conversion kits until seeing yours.


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@Nordicus could we see some reverse photos of the backpacks?

They certainly look good from the front.

How solid are these guys if your aren't planning on magnetizing the arms?

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Right back at you Nord
In all fairness I think it was you're Belacore early last year that got me motivated to get some paint on. And the army comp kept it up. I just wish I had more time. Damn my little one!
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Wow the CSM backpacks really tie it all together. I wasn't too hot on those conversion kits until seeing yours.
I know the feeling - I'm very pleasantly surprised at how these guys came out in the end. Can't wait to see them with some paint on!

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@Nordicus could we see some reverse photos of the backpacks?

They certainly look good from the front.
Sure thing man, here ya go (They are primed now, so I hope you can make it out) :



In all honesty, holding it up to a normal marine, they look just fine - About the same height as a normal model. And the other backpacks was surprisingly easy to get off and file down - I think it took me under a minute for each model honestly.

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How solid are these guys if your aren't planning on magnetizing the arms?
Not quite sure what you mean here - Care to elaborate?

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In all fairness I think it was you're Belacore early last year that got me motivated to get some paint on
Oh that's right! I remember you commenting on that one! Did I ever get to see your finished version?

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Thanks for the photo but it's too dark to see how the backpack and body line up and fit.

Regarding the arms, I meant if I'm not using magnets is there enough surface area for a good superglue join, or would they require filling with greenstuff?

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Thanks for the photo but it's too dark to see how the backpack and body line up and fit.
Aaah gotcha - I took a few with a flash. This should help you see them lined up:



If you cut off the other pack and file it, you get a completely flat surface that is a bit raised from the back. It fits perfectly with the standard backpack where the dent at the top fits the slot behind the head.

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Regarding the arms, I meant if I'm not using magnets is there enough surface area for a good superglue join, or would they require filling with greenstuff?
Ah - There's enough surface for a good superglue fit with normal arms. You don't require magnets or greenstuff. The pre-made holes are 3mm in diameter and the arms are roughly 4½ for a standard marine. So you got a little under a inch around the arm to superglue it - That's plenty for such a small piece on the model You can also see it on the photo up top actually!
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Thanks for the extra photos, Nord.

The packs look like they're sitting a bit high compared to GW's models, but they look good.

Chaos Army Showcase with photos (Updated 2013/12/02)
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