Warhammer 40k Forum and Wargaming Forums banner

1 - 20 of 49 Posts

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Yo peeps :victory:

This is going to be my log for my project to make a 'fluffy' copy of Thade's Company of the Cadian 88th Mechanised Infantry, from 'Cadian Blood' by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

A rough outline so far of units (of the top of my head);

- Thade's CCS
- Techpriest & Servitors
- Seth (counts-as Primarius Psyker)
- Commissar (counts-as Lord Commissar)
- Inquisitor (hopefully he will still be available when 5th Ed C:DH is released)
- Squad Cruor (Stormtroopers)
- Valk. for ^
- 5x Platoons;
- 1x PCS
- 3x Infantry
(possibly stick some Whiteshields (Cadian Youth Legion) in as well)
- 30 Chimeras (said by the book) at the moment i have counted 21, for current set up, plus more for Whiteshield
- Dead Man's Hand (5x Sentinals - 2x squad & 3x squad, operate together)

Previous thread test model (not in final army);






yes the skin is dark, but is was my first attempt at human skin, so improvement is inevitable.

Currently have a Cadian Battleforce to make up, with 4 more to be bought in my mind :scare:

more updates when possible, even as soon as this afternoon with WIP shots of the first Sentinal, C-88-P-A, that being C-8-8-Primus-Alpha, Scout-Lieutenant Vertain.

Cheers,

Grish
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
less than 3 hours since i started the log i have an update :good: but bad-ish pics light was fading, damn clouds :ireful2:

Nothing really exciting but its WIP pics, for assembled/blu-tacked models

My first Sentinal shall be Scout-Lieutenant Vertain, or C-88-Primus-Alpha, it's modelled as 'steel legion' sentinal (according to instructions pah, who needs em) but the book says they have the armoured canopy, and so it shall be. it is tacked together from the legs up as well.





and because i could i have thade, wanted him to be wearing a helmet, but afterthoughts...he look epic without it on.






can't promise an update each day, school's picking up, so i'll post when i can.

Cheers,
Grish
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
cheers, vali.

guys i have a question about the heavy/special weapons that the 88th use here, if you could give a hand with it cheers.

the heavy weapons teams from the battleforce will be split into the infantry squads and the PCS.

cheers,
Grish
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
no comments...ah well such is life, anywho;

painting has commenced on my first Sentinal, inside of cabin, legs, and feet are now a healthy silver, will begin on the lovely blackness of the exterior cabin shortly.

pics to commence when there is better light.
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
cheers Shan,

righto took some pics of the Sentinal, just before the camera burned out :p sun kept moving and making shadows, so i did what i could





more to come as progress hapens
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
A pretty steady start on the sentinels, nice mix of cool greys and the metallics.

Looking forward to more mate! Have some rep for the start
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,996 Posts
Looking good thus far, nice to see someone using something from a Black Library novel as their influence. Have some rep Kaptain, I shall be keeping an eye on this thread :)
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
Cheers guys and thanks for the rep.

I am now at the stage of painting the pilot...which i realise is pointless, as was painting the interior cause its inclosed, but i feel i need to do the model justice so meh.

After the pilot i am painting the exterior armour, and bitz black, highlighting and washing

then the...20 Guardsmen, 5 CCS, and 3 HWs

the joys of Guard :good:

Grish
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
well 3 steps forward, 2 steps back :mad:

after painting up the pilot and cabin, to a standard i consider to be my current high standard it was all for nothing. the pilot is not made to fit in an enclosed cockpit sentinal, and thus the cabin is not seen, so alot of wasted time and effort.

lessons learnt:
1) think about what im doing :p
2) now know the standard im am painting the valk, and chimera insides to, which is good.

sentinal now awaiting exterior paint, pics in a few days

Grish
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
a few days, few weeks, and no pics, that's life.

Progress:
1) have found a suitbale Matt spray for cheap which I'm going to use to prime everything from now on. What are some tips for priming models? you get some unprimed bits cause their not in the flow of primer, so what, touch up with Chaos black? what do you do?
2) I have made my fluffy-then-deviates list, for myCadian 88th Chimera Cavalry. its 9000pts and i'm now settling in for the long haul, as this will be my long term project for my new army.
3) the sentinal cabin is primed, and thade is progressing well, the possibility of pics on thade's progress later (will try to get them soon)

Grish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,689 Posts
cool grish - thade looks like hes taken a few stim packs too many imo (thus really really angry)
 

·
Death Before Dishonour
Joined
·
1,430 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
just so you all know, tis winter in Australia and it's being overcast lately, so my usual photo light and areas are void, thus all recent photos are taken inside under fluro light, so colours will look different, thick, or odd.

This is the primer I've started using; Australian Export, Paint, Enamel, Interior & Exterior, Matt Black


This is the start of 1st Section, 1st Platoon



And the first two troops of Thade's PCS, Specialist Zailen (kneeling Guard) is the Plasma gunner, and Master-Voxcaster Janden ('Cadian Blood' states he has a bandaged arm, so walah)





and as i mentioned earlier i have done Thade's pupils, so this is Thade to date with his 'crazy eyes'


Enjoy!

Grish
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
498 Posts
That is one crazy Son of a gun

I love the voxcaster, he looks so much like a guardsmen should, instead of a super cool killing machine
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,996 Posts
Heh, good work Kaptain. When I first saw the Thade model with just white eyes I was like "What the..." thank God for scrolling down ehh?:wink: have some rep mate, I look forward to seeing the rest of them painted!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
835 Posts
You've done really exceptional work from the looks of it on the skin tones, they look great.

The primer looks a little thick, but thats okay, keep the paints thinned down and it'll even out.

Good job, some more rep coming your way. :)
 
1 - 20 of 49 Posts
Top