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Well, its been a long time since I bothered with forums, or the hobby for that matter! But making a project log is motivating! So here I am, I picked Raven Guard, for a few reasons mainly the awesomeness of FW's Captain Korvydae, using Space Marines is safe (meaning if I have another year or two's break, my army will still be ok) SM are a good painting army - meaning the armour is one colour so not to much messing around! And I like the RG play style, ninjas.. :security:

Here is a looksie at the list Im working at (I'm buying as I paint so feel free to pick at it!!) Yes no Shrike!! This list is based around Korvydae and Imperial Armour 8 although Im using the GW SM dex. Also I painted some minis, I have some FW goodies :wink: and the new tac squad - which incidently is very nice! :so_happy:




1.5K Raven Guard List​


SM captain (Korvydae)
Artificer Armour
Thunder Hammer
Jump Pack
155

Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening claw
Melta gun
Missile launcher
Drop Pod
215

Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening claw
Melta gun
Heavy Bolter
Drop Pod
210

Scouts (8)
snipers x8
96

Vanguard (7)
Jump packs
Lightening claws x4
Power weapons x 2
Powerfist x1
melta bomb
274

Sternguard (8)
Lightening Claw
4 combis
Drop Pod
276

Storm Talon
Typhoon launcher
145

Storm Talon
Skyhammer Missile launcher
125



Total: 1496

Heres a start, I have changes the bases to a more sandy colour from the pics.





 

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Nice looking start that man! Damage/wear seems to be done to a good level (not too much, not too little), dirt looks ace and even managed to highlight the black well! I'm impressed!

Get more up asap! Really like these two! :) Are they transfers for the badges etc or are you just mega at freehand?
 

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cheers! I wish I could say freehand, but they are the fw transfers. I used Microsol which makes them softer (harder to place as well!) weathered them and then washed. Once I Dulcote they look painted on. I'll try and take better pics next time.

Also this list isnt my current list (Icant find it!!) but basically all lightening claws are dual... will try and work out how I squeezed the points for that...
 

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cheers! I wish I could say freehand, but they are the fw transfers. I used Microsol which makes them softer (harder to place as well!) weathered them and then washed. Once I Dulcote they look painted on. I'll try and take better pics next time.

Also this list isnt my current list (Icant find it!!) but basically all lightening claws are dual... will try and work out how I squeezed the points for that...
Looking forward to seeing more of them! For transfers they're really well done, I thought they were painted so they fit on the model without being obvious! Top stuff! :)
 

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Welcome back, awesome to see the RG getting some love. Nice work on the black as well, how have you highlighted it?
 

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I paint in gray first highlighting to nearly white and the make a black glaze and give it some coats. TBH the pictures are crap (yeah I know!!) and of course if people dont look closely they think you just have an undercoated army :ireful2: those are the only problem with black armies.

Raven Guard are the cool guys of the SM codex - fact! :grin:
 

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I like the weather/dust look on the legs very good. Love the list to, claws and air borne assault :)
 

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I had my first game of 6th today against air born Guard - granted I had a pity army of other peoples spare models and not the most efficient of lists (ebayed all my stuff a year ago) - but wow flyers, Im bothered I dont have enough anti aircraft in this 1.5Ker Im building. I think I may drop the Korvydae theme and the model will represent Shadow captain of the 5th instead so I can drop the scouts and bang in another Storm Talon, also give the rocket launchers Flakk? Any other people have trouble against flyers?
 

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get the new fire raptor (forge world) and use a storm talon as an escorting craft, air superiority right there...

 

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Cheers fellas, @ Raven Jim, thats a whopper!! I knocked up two alternative lists before your suggestions. Read the rules to the new SM AA Hunter, looks pretty cool with the guided missle. I will be regularly facing the flying Guard alot, so alas I must tailor a little. I have a feeling when I start up the tournies, these flying lists wont be rare!! Read horror stories about Tau and Eldar allies as well, but I'll cross that bridge when I find it!!

The Lists:


Raven Guard 1.5K Talon List


SM Captain
Artificer Armour
Thunderhammer
Jump Packs

Vanguard (7)
Jump Packs x7
Lightening Claws
Power Weapons x2
Melta bomb

Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening Claws x2
Melta
Missile Laucher
Flakk
Drop Pod

Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening Claws x2
Melta
Missile Laucher
Drop Pod

Sternguard (8)
Dual Claws
4x Combis
melta bomb
Drop Pod


Storm Talon
Typhoon Launcher


Storm Talon
Typhoon Launcher


Hunter

1500




Raven Guard 1.5K Hunter List

SM Captain
Artificer Armour
Thunderhammer
Jump Packs


Vanguard (8)
Jump Packs x7
Lightening Claws x4
Power Weapons x2
Melta bombx2


Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening Claws x2
Melta
Missile Laucher
Flakk
Drop Pod

Tactical Squad (10)
Lightening Claws x2
Melta
Missile Laucher
Flakk
Drop Pod

Sternguard (8)
Dual Claws
Heavy Flamer
4x Combis
Drop Pod


Storm Talon
Typhoon Launcher



Hunter


Hunter

1499





Oh and Im fianlly on with some painting- this is pre black washing:



Thanks for looking and list help!!
 

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That is quite possibly the oddest way to paint black I've ever seen but having seen the results my interest is piped further. Is your black glaze custom made?
 

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It is custom made, black water and Vallejo thinner... it is odd, but its pretty easy to do, just a little time consuming! Actually on the models I painted on the first post I did it in a less exaggerated way, the last model I havent pictured yet works a a little better... its not for everyone, just finding a techique that works for you.

I'll take some pics tonight in progress to show the progession of it. Pizza first!
 

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well, its about 4 working into the middle of the armour. the paint is very thin... I packed up for the night, I'll do some pics tomorrow, tired!!
 
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