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  • #92765
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I finally got my hands on some of Vanguards new 3mm not-Space Marines. These figures are unbelievably detailed! You can even see the teeth on the chainsaws, ferchrissakes! Anyhow, here’s my first go at them:

    And for those of you who wonder how these new figs scale with O8’s not-Eldar range, quite well, as it turns out!

     

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #92768
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    Epic 6mm gamers don’t have tiny squat (hahahaha!) on your force!

    Look good, both sides.  Now you just need some Tou and Urks…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #92787

    Alexander Wasberg
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    Those are some fine minis, the detail is quite remarkable!

    #92799
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Vanguard’s stuff is especially impressive.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #92837
    ian pillay
    ian pillay
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    Nice brush work! Are they based for EA or another rule system?

    Tally-Ho!

    #92838

    McKinstry
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    I’m not a sci-fi gamer but good looking armies such as that might make me change my mind. What rules are you using?

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #92842
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I am using EA rules, the Horus Heresy variant.

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    #92855
    ian pillay
    ian pillay
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    I am using EA rules, the Horus Heresy variant.

    please can you share the link?

    Tally-Ho!

    #92876
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    http://epicau.com/mw/index.php/Main_Page

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    #92920
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    A more specific O8/Vanguard comparison shot:

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    #92924

    Logain
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    Are your bases 20mm for infantry and 40mm for vehicles? What is your mat made out of? They look great!

    #92933
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    The bases are wargame standard counter size for infantry (13mm x 13mm), just to tweak with those who say “3mm? You might as well use counters!”

    Vehicle bases vary by vehicle size. The smallest is 20 x 25mm. I like to keep a 5mm fringe around the casting.

    The mat is a failed experiment. It is a PVA yoga mat piece painted and then flocked with Woodland Scenics gold flocking and static grass. It warped due to the glue, but I keep it around for photo shoots. I used what I learned making it to make a canvas gaming mat that I use for game play. It looks about the same.

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    #92944
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    The entire First Company with a tank platoon in support. I still have to base the Vindicators.

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    #92945

    Mr. Average
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    You’re a machine – I can barely get five minutes of painting in a week!

    #92958
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I write and paint. When I can no longer stand the one, I switch to the other.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #93465
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    First titan finished!

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    #93466

    Thomaston
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    The titan is really nice. Is it from Onslaught?

    Also are the decal from DP9? You seem to have a lot of these do they sell them separately?

    #93473
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    The titan is from Vanguard and the decals are indeed from DP9, leftover from a project I did almost a decade ago.

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    #93476
    moredakka
    moredakka
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    Nice work Thaddeus.

    #93492

    Alexander Wasberg
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    One fantastic-looking titan, the orange really makes it stand out 🙂

    #93542
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Thanks, Alex! Here’s the first miniature of the opposing loyalist force. Not very original or outstanding, I know, but I want to get two armies on the table ASAP. Later, I’ll paint up a really different and outré force. Or just some Angry Marines… 😉

     

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    #93612

    Alexander Wasberg
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    It looks good enough to me 🙂

    No need to re-invent the wheel everytime either, it’s a solid paintjob.

    #93649
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I think I am going to make those top doors over into an arrow, a la Mat.

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    #93699

    Alexander Wasberg
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    That would look aces, Mat’s are really nice as well!

    #94177
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Here’s the first of the oppo force: the Third Company of the Astartes  Catamenstrui (AKA “The PMS Marines”).

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    #94254
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    A combined Astartes Catamenstrui and Triquertrit Craftworld jetbike pack. O8 and Vanguard jetbikes in comparison. Obviously compatable, even if the Eldar are riding Asian imports.

     

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    #94777
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    The War Corgis!

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    #94779
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    Great paint jobs on tiny models!!

    #94780
    Patrice
    Patrice
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    3mm miniatures!? 

    …is it 3mm at eye level, or heroic 3mm?  

    Seriously, congratulations, I didn’ t think such a size would look so good. 

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    #94785
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Actually, it is true scale 3mm, but becuse these are spess mahrines, they are a bit over 4mm in height. And, of course, the titans are more like 30mm in height. Take off the top hatches and they could be 28mm guardbots.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #94786
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Actually, it is true scale 3mm, Patrice, but because these are spess mahrines, they are around 4mm in height, base to eye. The vehicles are also much bigger than O8’s stuff, which is much more true scale. And, of course, the titans are more like 30mm in height. Take off the top hatches and they could be 28mm guardbots.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #94791

    Thomaston
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    Don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t get my eyes to focus right on the titans, one hell of a camo job. very nice bases also.

    Life's too long.

    #94792
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Dazzle camouflage! Actually, I think it’s the crappy photo quality.

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    #96509
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    First Nova Regulars. Here is a platoon of mechanized infantry led by a troop of tanks:

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    #96545
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Fast attack company….

     

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    #96549
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    That FAC looks great, the colors really pop.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #96578

    Alexander Wasberg
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    Impressive!

    The FAC look particularly striking.

    #96642
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    Here’s a comparison shot with O8, Blue Moon, and Plasmablast figures next to Vanguard’s 3mm stuff.

    As you can see, the infantry scales quite nicely, even if the O8 stuff is a tad bigger and less delicate. O8’s vehicles are very undersized compared to Vanguard’s, however (although O8’s not-Elder scale fine).

    Plasmablast’s 6mm tanks make cracking 3mm superheavy subsitutes and Blue Moon’s Robot Legion walker from it’s 15mm sci-fi line makes a nice heavy Titan.

     

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    #97336

    Thomaston
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    Now that Adeptus Titanicus is out are you considering getting some of the knights to use as Titans? Also what about Wamachine’s warjacks? I don’t know don’t own any, just wondering if they’ll fit in with 3mm.

    Life's too long.

    #97338
    Thaddeus Blanchette
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    I think the Warjacks look too archaic to mix well with Vanguard’s stuff. Maybe as Skinner titans, though. As for GW’s knights… 35 bucks for three? No thanks. At that price I can buy Infinity stuff as titan stand ins.

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