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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 01-26-11, 04:09 AM Thread Starter
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Default Jacobite's Imperial Forces Log (BA/SM/IG/DH)

So here are the minis for the fluff I posted here:


Just getting started - waiting on a big package from Wayland games but to warm up into it I've started on the DC - just a basecoat so far - I know they don't look very black at the moment but they (hopefully) will soon. Yes I know they are headless... those are on their way.

And my FW Dread - magnetised so it can Furioso or HS

Hopefully more to come...

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nice start so far, cant wait to see the paint show up

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Haha your wish is my command: done some work on the DC - black and bone (God dam it I HATE trying to highlight proper black - I find it very difficult). That said I'm happy enough with them (highlisghts are a little better in person). Can't start work on the red until my parcel arrives. Parchment up next (its already basecoated.) Still not sure what I'm going to use helmet wise yet.

I also spent about an hour today with my flatmate's dremmel working on the first of my SG - I'm going to convert them up from VV's. This one is the BA VV Veteran Sergeant and he's going to be the banner bearer for the unit. I just think there is too much detail on the outa the box ones - one of the banes of the 28mm scale, its great how much work GW is doing on the new kits but sometimes the detail just gets lost amoungst itself due to the small "canvis" size they have to work with.

Anyway I've taken this guys shoulder pad off so I can use one of the huge winged ones. Luckily his head is already seperate - like the DC headwise I'm not sure of what I'm going to use. The Death Masks are tempting to really make it clear that they are SG - although I'm hoping the wings, bolters, glaives and shoulder pads will be enough.

The end result of the dremmel action. Yes I know the hand is at a bit of a weird angle at the moment, I'll rememedy that with some filling and some greenstuff. I'm just so stoked that I've got hold of that classic BA Banner from the old honour gaurd. Only cost me NZD $3.50 (about 1.50 pound). I'm planning on maybe using the SG banner as an objective marker (see fluff section for why).

Anyway hope you enjoy.
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Big ass assault cannon on dread love it lol, poses are really good as well, look forward to seeing more.
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Hmmm realised I didn't post the big update I got, so here it is:


So over the last two days two boxs arrived for me. One from bits and kits (champions!) containing this:

Some FW Mk 3,4,5's parts to make things look sexy (really trying hard to resist the temptation to use them to pimp characters), plus other delights.

Then today my package from Wayland arrived:

Vanguard Veterans to be turned into SG
Assault Squad
Death Company
Sanguinary Guard for parts to convert all other minis (DC, VV/SG and characters)
Highlander Hero (it was only 1 pound 70p)
Pot of Mechandrite Red

And yea and bought some more files.

So time for me to get the dremmel out, start cliping, upend the bottle of glue and generally start squint for the next couple of hours.

But before I go, the first four DC are nearly done, the parcel from Bits and Kits contained some Death Masks and I've decided to make the DC look different by putting them in the SG Death Masks (no ingame effect intended). These guys just need the red painting for some contrast which I can now do and basing.


Anyway that was Tuesday last week, since then I've been cleaning and demolding all the parts I received and then dremmeling the VV's.

Sorry about the bad pics - weather at the moment is constantly cloudy and misty (its supposed to be summer) and has been for the past week - so no natural sunlight. Anyway, I've nearly finished the DC, just need a bit of retouching and basing. The pics I took though are so bad that I'm not even going to bother posting them

Started on the red of the Dread

WIP of the SG/VV

The GS'ing isn't finished yet and does look better in person.
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Been doing some painting over the last couple of days. Finished the Death Company, I'm going for coble stone bases with a light pattering of snow to tie them into my half built IG force - although they are more snowy wilderness.

First time I've used testors dullcoat - smells horrible but I like the finish.

The assembled "Fury Unleashed" - currently numbering four members after their intial engagement on the surface of Jaegers Reach, these four brothers are what remain of the 12 who orginally deployed to help secure the landing site for the Banner Sworn. Between the 12, they accounted for approximatly 105 enemy milita and 2 peices of enemy armour (these two tanks were responsible for the destruction of 5 of their kin)

Brother Teai - donned the death mask just 4 conflicts into the hunt for the Banner. Previously second in command of Squad Thais he was a solid and dependable marine in the middle of his service and a veteran of the Sinkhole Massacre before his fall. The lose of his presence within Eligius is keenly felt. He is the only surviving member of the squad to have fought more than one misson within it and is becoming increasing harder and harder to sedate after each battle.

Brother Uilr - like the remaining members of the squad he is new to the Unleashed, the black rage took him just as the Banner Sworn exited the warp. He started out in the 9th company as an Assualt Marine, was noted for his calmness under pressure and was transfered to 4th company to act as a meltagunner in an Assualt Squad before being promoted to a tactical squad. When the call came for volunteers he put his name forward without question. It is a pit that such an experianced special weapons operator is now lost.

Brother Reahn - A young assult marine within the 9th with only 4 missions to date he was known to be hot headed and a lover of flight. During the battle for a stable drop sight on Jaeger's Reach he personally removed from action both of the heavy weapon teams who targeted the squad, the second one by gripping the barrell of the autocannon and using it as a club against it's crew after his chainsword became caught in the body cavity of a rebel PDF fighter.

Brother Fahrew - Formally a Brother-Sergeant of Devestator Squad from the 7th, Fahrew is an old marine who transfered when the call came. Like many others he started out in the 9th under Gavrel's predecessor Brother Captain Toulk. Upon his transfer he redeployed as an Asssualt Marine with Squad Eliguis operating one of the squads special weapons - a meltagun. It seems his re-introduction to close combat may have awakened the black rage within him.

Also working on my the first half of the first Assualt Squad. Halfway through painting the red, really enjoying painting a bright colour as well.

Also done some work on the Dread, red is finished - it looks a bit better in person. Need to fix the GS on the hull. Also came up with a banner.

Tryed to put some little things under the paint work - kinda worked. Tryed to make it look a little less "stock". Also converted a heavy flamer instead of the storm bolter from a normal Dread heavy flamer and a IG Flamer. Prefer the slimmer nozzel.

Got a 5 man Dev squad and the 1st half of the 2nd Assault Squad basecoated dark grey so I'll get to work on the red on them soon.


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Even though they are loyalist, I really llike your reds.. Nice, smooth, clean....kudos to you.


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Been a while but I've been busy with both painting and with other stuff. Nearly finished the first half of the first assault squad, here are the pictures:

Just got the parchment, eyes, bases, individual heraldry's and other random touch ups to do. Shouldn't take too long - pretty happy with the way they have turned out. Currently working the chapter symbol.

I've decided that when the first half of the second assault squad is done, plus the 5 man Dev, the 2 SP's and Dread I will treat myself into buying a pair of SR's - only allowed to assemble one of them though. Then I have to complete remaining 10 RAS's, plus the tac and SG's and the Chaplin and Captain before I can build the remaining one and then paint them(with freehand on the wings). Seems resonable to me. After that I don't know. Another Dread (Forgeworld) possibly a Lib Termy and CC Termi squad. Maybe who knows.
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Looking good Jaco!
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Coming along nicely Jac. Didn't know that you paint your models unassembled.

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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