15/01/2017 at 08:27 #55661
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.
I added spikes and skulls etc to the rhinos after going through all my spare WHFB and 40K spare parts.
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.
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info15/01/2017 at 10:20 #55662
An excellent display of fantastic 6mm modelling, what wonderful inspiration. Thanks for posting.15/01/2017 at 11:46 #5566515/01/2017 at 18:31 #55676
Nice work on those vehicles, the rhinos are especially kool! Keep them coming 🙂15/01/2017 at 21:25 #55692
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 ;-))16/01/2017 at 06:53 #55703
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
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info19/01/2017 at 06:54 #55914
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info19/01/2017 at 08:36 #55923
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.”19/01/2017 at 12:58 #55945
Excellent display of wargaming and modelling at its best.04/02/2017 at 05:05 #57265
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
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info04/02/2017 at 05:17 #57269
Lovely modelling, thanks for inspiring.04/02/2017 at 06:44 #57271
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 plus04/02/2017 at 06:59 #57272ThuseldParticipant04/02/2017 at 10:00 #57275Norm SParticipant
Some rather nice kit bashing there.08/02/2017 at 09:58 #57521
I love that comms building. What is the Black bulk of it made from?
Its a fuel tank off a 1/35th SAS jeep!
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info24/02/2017 at 21:35 #58466
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info25/02/2017 at 10:02 #58474
V-nice, thanks for sharing.25/02/2017 at 20:34 #58482
Some great modelling and scratch-building, thats really inspiring work. Thanks for sharing!25/02/2017 at 21:28 #58485
My second batch of Epic (Space Marine2) objective markers
Excuse the photo quality
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info08/03/2017 at 07:46 #58973
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info08/03/2017 at 14:46 #58994
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 🙂09/03/2017 at 07:52 #59025
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
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info13/03/2017 at 07:08 #59188
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info19/03/2017 at 08:05 #59502
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
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info19/03/2017 at 10:36 #59506
An excellent post, thanks for sharing.28/03/2017 at 08:27 #59866
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info12/04/2017 at 08:05 #60537
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.
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info12/04/2017 at 10:20 #6054712/04/2017 at 13:40 #60566
Love the colours, thanks for sharing.13/04/2017 at 12:04 #60605
My other unit of Defilers. With Crimson highlights which looks nicer I think
And all my Defilers with a Landraider for size reference
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info18/04/2017 at 08:55 #60803
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
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info25/04/2017 at 07:10 #61085
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Oops I have been slack posting in this thread.
More Tzeentch Disc Riders of Chaos
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info01/06/2017 at 10:48 #6371203/06/2017 at 09:30 #63982
The defilers and the deathwheel are really cool, lovely paintjobs too!21/09/2018 at 07:15 #99854
A bit of threadomancy here. I have finished this army (after the great Photobucket debacle) but have not posted any updates online for a while. But I have finally added a gallery to my 6mm Wargaming website here
I’ll add the second part with Infantry and lighter stuff in a couple of weeks
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info21/09/2018 at 08:20 #9985721/09/2018 at 12:19 #99872
The tracks are from a 1/72 Leopard tank!
My 6mm Wargaming site https://6mm.wargaming.info11/11/2020 at 06:43 #146644
A bit of threadomancy here as I revive this topic for my second Epic army. I’ve been slowing working through my 6mm Epic Imperial Guard project and I have posted the first update on my blog. The vehicles are a mix of 3D printed and Vanguard miniatures models (stunning models!)
Hopefully I will have more to post soon as I’m working on the infantry and another batch of vehicles.
The link is to my blog is here and you can see more pictures and details there.
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