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  • #73877

    Mr. Average
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    Wouldn’a you know it? 😉

    #73883

    Mr. Average
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    I do like the O8 offerings, as well. They make very good “old school” Imperial Army forces, and the line seems to be moving stylistically in a very nice direction.

    #73897

    Mr. Average
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    The force is growing, approaching battle readiness…

    Terminators and Sicaran Battle Tanks.  Note the Terminator Chaplain front right.

    Rhinos and a lone prototype Land Raider.  I’m considering painting the central frame of the Land Raider with a black scheme, but I fear it may be too hard a contrast.

    Not there yet, but getting closer.

    #73949
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Hmmm. How about a pale orange frame?

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    #73959

    Mr. Average
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    Possibly – the colors might clash, but I’m not averse to “breaking the rules” of the so-called official color schemes, having already skewed the color towards blue-green from pure green simply because I like the blue-green better.  Maybe something less in opposition, purple for example… hmm.  Or maybe I’m just overthinking it again. 😉

    #73973
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I saw some Sicarrans on the ‘net that were a dirty cream. Really nice!

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    #75483
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    New Imperial Guard proxies from O8!

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    #75487
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    We now have a hell of a lot of proxies for a fantasy WWI as well. Wish we could get some Quar in 3mm.

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    #75525

    Mr. Average
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    3mm Quar would be freaking amazing.

    #75526
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    And what’s worse: you can’t really proxy them. Even at 3mm, they are notably different from human beings.

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    #76101

    Mr. Average
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    Well I got knocked flat on my tuckus by something approximating a viral flu, so I took the whole weekend for stress-free activity.  Painting seemed good, albeit at a very slow pace.

    I figured that the Sons of Horus are nearing completion here so the time was right to start up an opposing force.  While the Sons of Horus struggle to liberate the citizens of the Imperium from their enslavement to the False Emperor, the misguidedly fanatical Imperial Fists seemed an appropriate opponent, especially since I want to run a lot of battles in the Solar System (notably, Titan, Io, Enceladus, Ganymede Mars and Venus).

    Here’s their first Fellblade SHT.  The color matchup feels very striking and I like it!

    Note two detachments of plain vanilla SoH Tactical Marines in the background.  The Vanguard infantry casts are without a doubt the best at this scale that I’ve ever seen.

    #76103
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
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    Aww, I always liked the Imperial Fists. Their relative plainness, straightforward fluff and innocently uncool colour scheme makes them feel humble and simpatico to me, in a setting where most other legions/chapters seem hell-bent on making a “statement”. I don’t think I approve of this vilification of them 

    #76105

    Mr. Average
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    😀

    As the fellow says, “Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly upon your point of view.”  I like the Fists, too, for much the same reason.  They’re  Marines’ Marines.  Very straightforward and unpretentious.  Also un-Emo, in contrast to the Angels, both Blood and Dark.  Which both have their charm, but hey.

    #76107
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I am going to have to wait until May to pick up my Vanguard stuff, alas. 🙁 I will get going on my O8 Eldar very soon, however.

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    #76111

    Alexander Wasberg
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    They undoubtedly look very good, I feel that I’ll have to start another 3mm army soon.. 🙂

    #76260
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Hey, Mat! Do you have any ideas for Eldar titan proxies? Garuda bots from Infinity make good Phantoms, but what about Renevants? Have you seen anything?

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    #76261
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    By the way, pricing out the stuff I’m buying, it looks like I will be able to field 7000 points of Eldar for around 60 USD.

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    #76262

    Mr. Average
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    I’ll be honest I haven’t given it much thought, as I’m focused mainly on the Imperial Civil War. But I think the mecha from 15mm.co.uk or whoever they sell through now, though challenging builds, would be great as Eldar mega-titans of some sort. I seem to think there were some medium-sized mecha out there from a KS recently but their name escapes me.

    #76263

    Mr. Average
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    The “Warmachine” line seems to have a suitable set of arcane elven mecha that could stand some modding for use as larger Titan types.

    Also the 15mm mecha I had in mind are the Tavshar Archons from Loud Ninja Games – with Alternative Armies and their affiliates changing hands in so many permutations I’m not sure how to get them at the moment.

    #76265
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    The Tavshar is tasty, but huge (50mm) and expensive (20 pounds).

    I like it though!

    Thanks for reminding me of Warmachine! The Aspis looks like it could work:

    Likewise the Chimera…

    I need some Renevants, though. I am thinking, 25-30mm high.

     

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    #76266

    Alexander Wasberg
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    Couldn’t you use GW Wraith guard? I think they are about 30mm high, and definitely looks the part in 3mm/6mm?

    #76273

    Fredd Bloggs
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    The not rhino, if it is the 6mm version scaled down, is heavily based on the FV432 APC.

    #76293
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Yeah, I thought about the wraithguard, Alexander. Also, maybe, Epic Eldar Dradnoughts? The problem is that they are TOO Eldar. They might clash with O8’s “not Eldar” style.

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    #76300

    Mr. Average
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    You might make the Garudas your Revenant proxy and the Dakinis your Phantoms. (Infinity ALEPH line is what I’m referring to here.)

    I can state that the proxy Imperial Titans from Vanguard look like they’ll range between 30 and 60mm tall in “true” scale so you might want to bear that in mind. I’m not certain (and Vanguard could comment better than I) but I think a bulkier and more heavily armored version of the Leviathan may be in the works which would be a closer Warlord proxy. I’m already looking at ways to mod a 6mm scale Leviathan for a less campy version of an Imperator mega-Titan.

    Food for thought anyway.

    #76321
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I like the Dakini and Garuda idea, but aren’t they almost the same size?

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    #82009

    Mr. Average
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    Ô rage! Ô désespoir! Who will oppose this tide of heresy? The Titan Legions, of course! From their bases on Venus, the Legio Ultor stirs to the defense of Mankind!

    #82019
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Those 6mm stalkers make GREAT Reavers. How do they scale with the proper Not-Warlords at 3mm?</p>

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    #82043

    Mr. Average
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    I don’t have one yet, but soon! I want to get one of the 6mm scale ones as a mega-Titan, too – it would likely utterly dwarf the 3mm scale ones.

    Incidentally, for those who follow 40K canon, I’m no longer considering my “rebel” marines as Sons of Horus, but as something else… the “Unnamed Legion,” perhaps the effaced II Legion, rumored to have been named the “Hands of Fate” or “Stormbringers.” Were they actually rebels? Did they turn on the Empire before the Heresy even began? Or did they perhaps turn, and then repent? Was there some genetic experiment they embodied that went horribly wrong? What became of them in the confused fighting of the 30100s AD? Nobody really knows…

    Which is to say I basically picked teal blue and black as colors because I like them and, not finding a Heresy Legion to match, am making one up as I go along because damn if I’m repainting them because GW tells me to!

    #85924

    Mr. Average
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    Finally had a break in the humidity after about six weeks and have assembled and primed the entirety of a Vanguard 3mm scale Army Deal.  It provides enough tanks and infantry to lavishly outfit two full forces of Marines, and although the infantry basing, being somewhat more complex, will have to take its time, the tanks are definitely underway.  Though I teeter on the edge of doing a Blood Angels army (simply because, way back in the Beforetime, it was an article in White Dwarf about an Epic BA army that first turned me on to Epic), I feel like plowing forward with either the Imperial Fists, or the Reasonable Marines (with camouflage, seen elsewhere on the forum here). Hard to say.  Maybe I’ll do both.  Or all three.  After all 3mm scale is pretty darn cheap.

    #85943
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I’m still planning on doing the Suns of Horz.

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    #85973

    Mr. Average
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    Yeah I’m coming back to the Sons of Horace myself. Who says they can’t be aqua blue in my world?

    #89608

    Mr. Average
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    The Unnamed Legion is definitely the Sons of Horus.  Finally I have a good photo to show that they really are blue-green and not just blue.  To my eye anyway.  And I just want them to be.

    Finally had a little time to put in on these guys.  I like them.

    #89622
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Very nice! If you want the blue-green to “glow” more, experiment with bright blue-green highlights instead of pale blue. Might trick the eye into seeing more blure-green.

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