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  • #55661
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Hi all

    This is a the start of my Chaos Epic project and I wanted to start a bit of a log rather than just random FB posts. I got a bunch of normal Space Marines and vehicles which I plan to make more chaotic! Most of my 40K knowledge is from Rogue Trader days where Traitor marines were just painted differently but I decided to added some extra parts to make them more chaotic. I will added some additional figures from Vanguard such as Cultists and Defilers over time.

    Before settling on a chaos god I did a test paint of a couple of Rhinos. I was trying out a couple of different schemes – one Emperors Children (Slannesh) and Thousand Sons (Tzeentch). I’m not worried about mixing different chaos legions and gods but i have chosen to stick with Tzeentch.

    Rhino conversions
    I added spikes and skulls etc to the rhinos after going through all my spare WHFB and 40K spare parts.

    Landraider
    For these I added lots of spikes and skulls. Also I replaced some of the weapon sponsons with 28mm fantasy arms.


    For this first batch of landraiders and I went for a mixed colour scheme. The Thousand Sons had red armour before they broke away and blues afterwards so I went with a red and blue combo on these vehicles with gold highlights. I wanted them to be very colourful (as thats what Epic is to me). They were painted with a few layers and then washed.


    Rhinos
    I used the same scheme as the landraider and painted the big skull gold. I will use different colour combos for the my vehicles as they are chaos and not as uniform as the loyal marine chapters.


    More soon as I have already finished some other bits.

    #55662
    William Harley
    William Harley
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    An excellent display of fantastic 6mm modelling, what wonderful inspiration.  Thanks for posting.

    #55665
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Skullz!!

    Those Rhino’s are very kool.

    #55676

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Nice work on those vehicles, the rhinos are especially kool! Keep them coming 🙂

    #55692
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Nice conversions, always cooler than store bought models imo.

    Love the color choices, nice and vivid.

    Not really in to the whole 40k thing but it does give you a good exuse to put lots of different colors on the table doesn’t it ;-))

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #55703
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Thanks guys.

    My next lot of conversion is a bit harder. I decided to convert some normal marines to make the look more chaosy. These figures are a mix of the first epic marines and later versions. I used some plasticard strip which I cut to different shapes and added the tall bit behind their heads. Another feature that I noticed with chaos marines is their large backpacks so I added some new backpacks. I raided my bits box and added parts such as individual 1/72 track links (from ww2 tanks), 40K Dark Eldar spikes and what every seemed to fit.

    Excuse the poor photos as I had already undercoated them white with I started the conversion.


    And here a photo with the base colour and its easier to see the details

    Cheers

    #55914
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Also a few weeks ago I made a few objective markers. Its  a cool chance to make some interesting looking pieces and it was fun. I could make many more but I dont have an excuse.

    Most are using stuff from 40K bits and the drums/boxes are from Leven miniatures, the radar dish os from Scotia-Grendel. The Eldar40K  parts are also very useful for scifi objectives.

    The first batch of 6

    and another couple. I got a bit carried away with these and spent far too much time scratch building them. One represents an old ruined gun and the second is a Comms building made from lots of different parts from my bits box.



    #55923
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    That comms building is my favourite!

    I’d buy that if it was for sale.

    Objective markers are often a bit of an aftertought yet they make a game much more entertaining than: “the first  one to reach these four colored beads wins.”

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #55945
    William Harley
    William Harley
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    Excellent display of wargaming and modelling at its best.

    #57265
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    And some more figures for this army. Excuse the poor choice of background to photograph them on

    Traitor Space Marines

    These are painted in the colour of Thousand Sons. I will mostly concentrate on a Tzeentch chaos force as I ended up with a model of Magnus the Red. This was my fist batch of marines so I kept it simple and I was experimenting with base colours and washes. Then I painted on a Thousand Sons chapter marking on the shoulder pad.

     

    Magnus the Red
    I was given this figure by a friend and to be honest, I dont know what to make of it. It is an unusual figure and it looks like a reject from their fantasy range. The pose is bad and he looks like he is constipated. Anyway, since he is called Magnus the Red, I decided to paint him red rather than most pictures I have seen where he is a rainbow of colours. I painted the wings a purple through to blue shade since blue is Tzeentch colours. Although I’m not a fan of the figure it was quite good to paint and it came up better than expected. Since finishing this figure I’ve decided I dont like the base so I will rebase onto a 40mm base and add debris and Chaos cultists to the base.

     

    Thanks for looking

     

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 2 weeks ago by 6mmwargaming 6mmwargaming.
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    #57269
    William Harley
    William Harley
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    Lovely modelling, thanks for inspiring.

    #57271
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    I was given this figure by a friend and to be honest, I dont know what to make of it. It is an unusual figure and it looks like a reject from their fantasy range. The pose is bad and he looks like he is constipated

    I dunno, I kinda like him, he looks propperly twisted and evil, a nice change from the body builder physique with animal head and tail you usually get.

    Also, he’s rockin’ a big beard which is always a plus

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #57272
    Thuseld
    Thuseld
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    I love that comms building. What is the Black bulk of it made from?

    #57275
    norm smith
    norm smith
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    Some rather nice kit bashing there.

    http://commanders.simdif.com

    #57521
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    I love that comms building. What is the Black bulk of it made from?

     

    Its a fuel tank off a 1/35th SAS jeep!

    #58466
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Here is the first 3 Epic markers I started a while back. I’m still catching up on all the Epic models I have finished recently. They are made from various bits and some Leven Miniatures supply bases.

     




    Cheers
    Kieran

    #58474
    William Harley
    William Harley
    Participant

    V-nice, thanks for sharing.

    #58482

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    Some great modelling and scratch-building, thats really inspiring work. Thanks for sharing!

    #58485
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    My second batch of Epic (Space Marine2) objective markers




    Excuse the photo quality

     

    #58973
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    I’ve been a bit slack posting these as life has been busy!

    Blue team vs Yellow team. I’ve finished basing a large batch of figures for NetEpic. These are Chaos Cultists from Vanguard Miniatures and are beautiful figures. There are 80 figures so I split them into batches of 10, and each group has a different main colour and i have given one unit yellow highlights and the other blue. Nice and colourful results I think.

    Cheers
    Kieran

    #58994
    Stroezie
    Stroezie
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    Nicely done!
    I love the riot of colors, properly chaotic imo. 😉

    I do prefer the yellow highlights over the blue as I feel the yellow makes the other colors pop and the blue tends to mute them.

    Are the vehicles going to be as colorfull? I’d love to see that 🙂

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Stroezie Stroezie.

    If you like 6mm scifi check out http://planetares6.blogspot.be/?m=0

    #59025
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Cheers, I agree the yellow stands out more but I can distinguish the figures easily and I can tell what way they are facing.

    The vehicles will be mostly blue, yellow and gold

     

    #59188
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    More additions underway for my Epic army Chaos. I have started scratch building a couple of Chaos “Deathwheels”. I was going to make one but then I thought why not make 2. For each Deathwheel I used 2 40mm round bases and parts from some 1/72 models, and other GW fantasy and 40K bits and pieces. I need to add more spikes and fine details.

    #59502
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Thanks guys

    I’m just working through another 10 bases of Chaos space marines to give me a 15 base company. I converted these the same as my last lot by adding backpacks and spiky bits on top of their helmets. The backpacks are from my bits box and I used whatever looked good and fitted!

    More on the Deathwheels soon

    #59506
    William Harley
    William Harley
    Participant

    An excellent post, thanks for sharing.

    #59866
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
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    Finally my chaos Deathwheels are complete. After adding more spikes (using skaven swords) and lots of rivets made from nail beads and other crap the models are ready to paint. I think there are a few beads missing but they will be easier to see after it is undercoated.

    I’m very happy with the results, the only part I dont like is the blades are too big but it looks kind of crazy.

    Cheers
    Kieran

    #60537
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Back to my Epic Chaos forces and this time it is some pinching crabs. The first batch of Defiler proxies I got from Vanguard. They are Defeat in Detail Cybershadow Warcrabs. Beautiful models and fun to paint. Quite big as well as they just fit on a 50mm round base.

    Cheers

    #60547
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I like those and the paintjobs remind of the old Imperial Knights.

    #60566
    William Harley
    William Harley
    Participant

    Love the colours, thanks for sharing.

    #60605
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    My other unit of Defilers. With Crimson highlights which looks nicer I think

    And all my Defilers with a Landraider for size reference

    #60803
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Tzeentch Disc riders

    I  had these for a while and wasn’t keen on painting as I didn’t like the figures. But when i painted them I discovered they have some nice details and are have a quirky charm about them

    Excuse the the photo quality

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    #61085
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Finished Deathwheel!

    Cheers

    #61089
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Chaos is odd.
    Stench is odd, Nurlge is oddest though I reckon.
    Nice work, oddness aside though.

     

    😀

    #63708
    6mmwargaming
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Oops I have been slack posting in this thread.

     

    More Tzeentch Disc Riders of Chaos

     

    Cheers
    Kieran

    #63712
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Very nice of course, but boooo hissss down with Stench!

    #63982

    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    The defilers and the deathwheel are really cool, lovely paintjobs too!

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