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Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 19:39
Long ago in 1990 I read an ace book called 'Space Marine' by Ian Watson. It was gory, kick ass and violent. Better still the Marines in this book wore Yellow armour, my favourite colour and were similar in name to my favourite chapter at the time-the Crimson Fists. Armed with my new found love of the Imperial fists I did some digging and found out that they defended Terra, mankind and the Emperor from heathen scum and traitors!! Better still, not much was written about them or their primarch and were apart from having a cool history, a blank canvas of coolness.
Since then I have longed for an Imperial fist army that was painted and looked good. Many years came and went where I was in an out of the hobby where life and studying got in the way. I am now rectifying this by meeting the challenge of.....

BUILDING AN IMPERIAL FIST ARMY THAT LOOKS COOL. Now a whole load of cool heresy books are out I intend to give it a cool flavour which shows their heritage by makin it a bit Heresy in appearance. Welcome to my blog!

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 19:45
Here is my first attempt from 1992 ish

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 19:48
here are my next two samples created with the idea of making the yellow a dirty golden puss yellow.

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 19:52
oops, here they are:-

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 19:55
there was a certain emphasis on speed with these mianiatures as I spent so long applying perfect white undercoat for the yello to sit on, most of the work was simply done with washes

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:00
My first attempt in 1992 wen i was 12 was the terminator captain which was done in a garrish yellow and orange ink mix highlighted up to sunburst yellow and then skull white finished with a yellow ink wash. This needed a perfectly white undercoat also. the next mianiatures such as the scout and mk6 marine were painted in bad moon yellow, flesh wash over the top before highlighting the yellow with skull white. this was then washed with yellow ink. again the time spent on white undercoating did my hed in lol

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:06
After completing a 5 man scout squad, 5 man devastator sqd, 15 tactical marines, dreadnaught and predator in this scheme I was traulling the net for imperial fist info on captain Lexandro de'Aquebus when I came across a fantastic Golden Daemon entry by Wil Davies. He had submitted a 5 man Terminator squad and it looked amazing! Also I found his website, Chaos Bunny studios, which contained a tutorial on how to achieve this yellow he had devised

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:09
Here are my first attempts at Chaosbunny's yellow scheme!

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:12
These pictures aren t 2 great not aided by the fact that both are very shiny due to the ink washes of yellow (4 at the point the pic was taken). This gloss would be neutralised by ardcoat. I have given up on the idea of speed and am now just working to try and attain somewhere near the results that chaosbunny is achieving (I can dream lol).

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:16
I have stripped all marines I have ever owned since the 90's as I cannot justify spending more money on marines until I have used what I have got. They have had a varied amount of colour schemes of varying standards and I owe them all a place in my ranks as some of them have sat idle and poorly painted for 15 years (we don t want them endin up like Luthers lot do we lol)

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:23
heres where Im up to now. Like I said some of them are in bad condition before painting but im determined to use them all!! This my desk, 2 rhino's 25marines on the conveyor belt of Dorn..

Trazior_Brother
02-08-2009, 20:25
sorry, this not uploadin pics at mo, don t no why will get up asap...

Trazior_Brother
03-08-2009, 12:09
can t getr sum pics up but heres a pic of a marine im highlighting. It looks awefull in this photo, I think I need to alter the settings as its blasted out the previous 3 highlighting stages, but here it is anyway, anyone got any advice on camera setting for me?

eltanko
03-08-2009, 20:46
These guys are looking pretty good, love the highlighting on the captain and the last guy, really good.
and im a huge fan of older edition models, so extra points there!!

ElTanko

mallymoocow
03-08-2009, 22:21
hey man nice to see a start to your log, looking forward to your conversions too, i know for a fact that this guy has a lot of old n beaky goodies in a box somewhere

wicked models and can't wait to see what you've been up to with your hand flamer ;)
you got your kantor conversion to show us?

ta

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 00:36
cheers eltanko. The terminator I did wen i was 12 an a bit bright.

As mallymoocow has said I got some delicious goodies layin in wait to be painted.

Although my aim is to make a heresy style army I want it to, not only for myself, be more 'evocative' of it rather than strictly 'correct'. With all the retro stuff to be painted it will be quite a collectors army, pics to follow ASAP including RTB01's on sprues an in the origional imperial space marines box!!!:D

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 00:52
ok, hope you can make out these dudes ok but the colour is actually loads better in this pic than the previous mk6 mini. I think you may be able to actually see highlights other than a stripe of daubed colour lol

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 00:59
just thought I d mention to, I will be doin colour scheme in accordance with Imperial fists interpretation of the insignium astartes and not like Ultramarines, i.e vets with a red stripe on helm and sgt's indicated by a red skull sign on helmet.

One thing I can t decide yet though.....What company will the rank an file be from? Anyone know what company Lexandro de'Aquebus led? He is in the Ian Watson Inquisitor books which I ve not read. Anyone help me out?

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 01:51
more pics showin a degree of the highlightin lol everytime I take a pic they seem to get blasted out-coupled by the extreme of the last highlight which will turn to yello once I ve given them all 6 thin washes of yellow ink!:cries:

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 01:58
an heres a pic of my 2 rhino's I ve hand flamered! both have 6 coats of smooth, no brush mark vomit brown on! done in an hour an a half!! Also my lead land speeder, 2nd version, to be painted up.

Also included a photo of the basis of my Pedro Kantor mini to be converted....Gamesday sgt Aurelius, though my cpt will be a Kors'arro khan conversion I ll call Lexandro de'Aquebus after Ian Watson's charactor. Rufly translated it means Law of the Gun!!:D:D

Melchiah
04-08-2009, 02:07
Thems some sexy looking IFs you got there.

Ghaust Mortium
04-08-2009, 03:08
The imperial Fist aren't blank. They are a first founding chapter and are one of the most fleshed out chapters ever. I don't have any idea where you get the notion that they are unkown. Any how, I really like your models.

Trazior_Brother
04-08-2009, 10:55
Cheers Ghaust Mortium, Im being dilligent to get them done lol sorr
didn t mean to give impression I.F were unknown-they were unknown to me in 1990-apart from a brief experience in space crusade lol

As one of the founding chapters they have a primarch and colour scheme, much like any codex chapter but have no where near as much written about them as the dark angels, ultramarines, blood angels or space wolves-half the loyalist chapters. As a kid in 1990 these chapters all had a astartes cpt miniature too, indeed all of these chaptors have their very own codex now and like the white scars there is relatively little stuff written about the I.F IN COMPARISSON to the big 4 and simply feature a small caption and of course a charactor each in the Codex.

It is a wonderfull thing that with the release of the Heresy books we re now getting a vivid picture of the primarchs and their chaptors, but in 1990 there was no detailing of specifics and me and my friends were left to speculate on everything, apart from my sacred Ian Watson book lol happy days. 40k was a very different hobby back in 1990!

efcjester
04-08-2009, 12:31
To say the Fists are one of the most fleshed out chapters ever is a bit over the top, They have a history but thats about it. Even their succesor chapter the black templars had their own codex.

Even the traitor chapters have more info than the fists. In comparison to the other main chapters they have next to nothing in regards to information. Hopefully the Horus Heresy books will set this straight and when the new edition of 40K is released they get the attention that they deserve.

I would have to agree with brother Trazior that The Fists canvas has plenty of room for work.

Those miniatures already look great, once the inks have been applied and details picked out I think your onto a winner.

shaw3029
05-08-2009, 18:47
Its always good to see more Imperial Fists especially Heresy ones. They are looking very nice so far.


I completly agree with you about them lacking alot of background compared to the other chapters, hopefully the Horus Heresy books will flesh it out alot seeing as they are so important!


Keep up the good work.

Trazior_Brother
06-08-2009, 23:05
hey just a quik teaser to show you what I got to paint after I finish my 25 marines im completing (I aim to have an entire company at the end of this, aarrrgh lol). Enough to construct;-

20 mk4 marines (red scorpions)
10 mk 6 marines (new plastics)
10 mk 3 marines (iron warriors stuff)

and of course....

30 mk6 RTB01 marines :D :D

I also have 10 rogue trader lead close combat marines too. Think thats everythin.........

Trazior_Brother
06-08-2009, 23:10
oh yeah, pics of my rogue trader geek chic haha....

Trazior_Brother
06-08-2009, 23:22
my lead rogue traders too

Lostanddamned
07-08-2009, 01:05
Just as I was planning on doing a Pre/Heresy Era Imperial Fists Army... Damn

That said, your yellow is so much more unbelievably cleaner and yellower than mine, that I don't feel the need to right now quite as much... One day though, one day I will have the Sons of Dorn...

Just one little tip; I see you are using sgt Aurelius, and I saw a couple of the Crux Terminatus pads in there.
Bear in mind that the Crux is said to contain a shard of the armour of the Emperor, prior to the heresy, and indeed during, this armour was very much intact, and being worn...

Trazior_Brother
07-08-2009, 13:28
thanks for the positive feedback shaw3029 and lostanddamned.

good tip lostanddamned although im not too bothered by details such as the shard of emperors armour in the crux terminus or also that some of my marines do have eagles on their chests (something only the emperors children had the honour of). My goal is to create an army which is primarilly evocative of the heresy and not strictly correct. I want it to be a bit of a collectors army-also I ve bin kinda thinkin that a loyalist force having just defeated horus would look heresy but be inclusive of chest eagles an terminator badges (thats how I can justify it lol).

Lostanddamned
07-08-2009, 17:00
thanks for the positive feedback shaw3029 and lostanddamned.

good tip lostanddamned although im not too bothered by details such as the shard of emperors armour in the crux terminus or also that some of my marines do have eagles on their chests (something only the emperors children had the honour of). My goal is to create an army which is primarilly evocative of the heresy and not strictly correct. I want it to be a bit of a collectors army-also I ve bin kinda thinkin that a loyalist force having just defeated horus would look heresy but be inclusive of chest eagles an terminator badges (thats how I can justify it lol).

So... set during the Iron Cage era then?

I may well to the predecessor to your army then, I was looking to be doing a Heresy-era army (with two vindicators...), I will follow this project with great intrest...

mallymoocow
07-08-2009, 18:45
looking well good man i admit pics aren't great but can really see the highlighting detail there

your IFs are gonna look amazing on the table

keep it up [not like i can talk about speed]

Trazior_Brother
07-08-2009, 19:27
cheers for the comments guys!

Although I ve not completed much on this blog yet Im really enjoyin it as I get inspired and motivated by the knowledge that people are taking an interest in my force, nice one guys.

Nice idea lostanddamned! Yeh to hit the nail on the head I would agree with you...Iron cage it is thanks dude! Ta man

AndrewGPaul
08-08-2009, 18:44
Actually, until the Index Astartes article, the Imperial Fists were fairly obscure - the Ian Watson book was the first to flesh them out. In fact, I can't even remember if their chapter colour had been defined before then!

Those minis are looking pretty good, and I like the fact you're using the old devastatrop marines, with the leg reinforcement. It's a pity that didn't survive into 3rd edition. Are you using the equally old shoulder-mounted weapons, or the newer plastic ones?

I take it you'll remember Lex's proper heraldry, Trazior_Brother?

Trazior_Brother
09-08-2009, 20:22
cheers AndrewGPaul,
Im unaware of lex's heraldry. I ve bin tryin 2 find out what company he led and what his heraldry is! can u help me out?

AndrewGPaul
10-08-2009, 16:05
No idea what company, but from the scene at the end of Space Marine, he decides if he ever makes it to a high enough rank, his symbol will be a clenched skeletal fist (essentially the Chapter symbol, but bones rather than a gauntlet). Can't remember if that's actually the case when he reappears as a Captain in Harlequin.

Trazior_Brother
10-08-2009, 19:47
NIce 1 AndrewGPaul,
will have to read the Inquisitor/Draco series to read more. I remember at the end of space marine he takes biff tundrishe's lizard skin scabbarded knife, dips his hand into yeremi valence's acid which strips his left hand of flesh b4 scribing his fallen comrades names on2 his skeletal hand with biff's knife but don t remember much else of the end.

Lex will make a great captain tho I really need to find the right company for him too. I have also read on the net recently that Lex has a tattoo over his left eye which he also loses! this apparently happens in the Inquisitor/Draco books.

AndrewGPaul
10-08-2009, 20:01
There's no such thing as the "right company"; You'll just have to pick a company for him - Ian Watson never bothered with that sort of nitpickiness in his novels. :)

Trazior_Brother
24-08-2009, 22:09
Just incase u guys wonder wot the hell has happened to my blog, My car nearly exploded the other wk an I ve spent all my time refurbishing it an trackin down a new engine for it. Now I have one I can fit it this wk an getin on with whats important in life.......makin a Fist army an killin all xenos, traitors, heretics, unbelievers...not forgetting mutants and warpsporn.

Heres a pic of my car I nearly killed :(

daemonkin
25-08-2009, 12:42
Traizor: I think your old termie captain is aces, especially for a young painter at that time - I remember my first few models were thick with paint.

Loving your new take on them. Imperial Fists are a lovely chapter to do.

D.

Trazior_Brother
28-11-2009, 17:59
Well I ve bin away for a while relocating to sheffield, trying to find a job an re building my car blah blah blah.

Inbetween all of this boring stuff I have managed to find time to finish all 4 highlighting stages, put two yellow washes over the highlights, paint all the eyes and gems on 20 marines.

I have begun to paint 2 more marines and 3 sergeants as well as 2 rhino's and 1 vindicator.

Heres what my 20 marines are looking like:-

eltanko
28-11-2009, 18:05
First off, I love them because they are older style, thats extra marks in my book! and you have continued to impress me with that yellow, its got a lot of depth to it, and works really well.

ElTanko

Trazior_Brother
28-11-2009, 18:10
Just noticed how fuzzy around the edges the pics are..sorry.

Heres what Im doing at the moment, painting arms and backpacks as well as trying to make progress on my vindicator, rhinos, sgt's and 2 marines to finish 2 tac sqds and 1 five man dev.

Middle row, first pic. can anyone spot my rogue trader flamer conversion?....

eltanko
28-11-2009, 20:30
Ah yes, on the left. hmmm, I look forward to seeing that :)

ElTanko

Trazior_Brother
29-11-2009, 12:42
Cheers eltanko,
Yeah they re all old models. 11 are mk6 one is Thunder armour (dev sgt) 2 are mk4 and the other 11 are mk7. I got 20 mk4 red scorpions to add in too in order to make them look really Iron Cage era.

Thanks for the praise on the yellow Im using. It was devised by Will Davies at Chaos Bunny Studios but obviously his are much better than mine :D takes ages to do :S although Im thinkin of doin future troops with spray gun, applying the highlights then spraying the yellow wash on and finishing with the finelining with a Rotring Isograph fineliner pen (enables you to fill the ink chamber with whatever ink you please!).

Trazior_Brother
06-12-2009, 11:03
OK.... info update on my captain from the Ian Watson books.

Turns out that Lexandro'd Aquebus (I. F. Cpt) has SIX, yes SIX service studs in his brow, a ruby red ring piercing his left nostril and a tattoo of his heraldry on his cheek which is a clenched skeletal fist crushing a moon which is bleeding 3 droplets of blood. In the Inquisitor series it does not say which company he leads however although I think it is highly likely that the 3 drops of blood in his heraldry represent himself and his two fallen brothers, also recruited from Trazior, I am going to use the 3 red blood drops as a reference to the 3rd company. Red trims it is!

In the Draco book it describes him as being armed with a power fist and...... a heavy bolter! lol re-arm him I think haha or use him as a Kantor counts as.

LordMoriar
06-12-2009, 14:32
Ill keep an eye on this log. Pretty smart using airbrush on the first layers. I wish i had one :) I like the heresy era models. Got alot of mk1 rhinoes in my army. Keep up the good work!

mallymoocow
22-12-2009, 00:25
OK.... info update on my captain from the Ian Watson books.

Turns out that Lexandro'd Aquebus (I. F. Cpt) has SIX, yes SIX service studs in his brow, a ruby red ring piercing his left nostril and a tattoo of his heraldry on his cheek which is a clenched skeletal fist crushing a moon which is bleeding 3 droplets of blood. In the Inquisitor series it does not say which company he leads however although I think it is highly likely that the 3 drops of blood in his heraldry represent himself and his two fallen brothers, also recruited from Trazior, I am going to use the 3 red blood drops as a reference to the 3rd company. Red trims it is!

In the Draco book it describes him as being armed with a power fist and...... a heavy bolter! lol re-arm him I think haha or use him as a Kantor counts as.

Yeah reading this at the moment Lex is a very cool character:cool: and i can see him as a chapter master! I've seen the conversion you begun and would love to see this up on warseer, with the six studs and tats

just remember the epic melee where Kantor('Lex') fought my upright defiler for like four-five turns...and then died mwhahaha KILL MAIM BURN!:evilgrin:

Trazior_Brother
22-12-2009, 01:50
Yes Im afraid its true.

My captain Lexandro'd Aquebus (Kantor counts as) fought against mallymoocow's defiler for an entire game.

Long an hard did Lex lay waste to the defiler with crippling blow after blow, himself taking wounds which would kill another brother. By will alone Lex refused to die, fighting a titanic struggle with the both unnatural and heinus death defilingly gifted champion of chaos. It's terrible and unnatural power tarring the fabric of the universe a new A***hole as Lex held him at bay before the diabollical construct tore him free of his pains........ He will be back. Marines don t die, they just fight till they need to be patched up after the game :D Ding ding!!!.....round 6 beckons.....

Promethius
22-12-2009, 08:31
Liking that colourscheme. Good work.

mallymoocow
16-03-2010, 18:43
Get your eyes (contacts) in the post yet ? Looking forward to some more pics!

Hushrong
16-03-2010, 22:20
Awesome army you have here. Your Fists look great with that yellow and the dfferent sets of marine bodies you have adds alot of diversity. Plus, it's reall cool t see all the older minis that used to be produced.

Keep up the good work ans I am looking forward to the next update.

Trazior_Brother
05-06-2010, 20:05
ok, it's bin a while.... I've bin doing bits here and there and made some progress towards a 500 point force.
I've bin concentrating on completing the yellow parade ground armour of my fists so things like parchments, black bits such as bolter cases and details are not fully washed and highlighted. Apologies for the quality of some of the photos.

Trazior_Brother
05-06-2010, 20:18
Here's some other guys Im working on. On a cfew of them I ve finished the bodies but not arms and weapons. When these guys are done that' ll expand my force to go beyond 500 points. I'm workin on a rhino I can use as a razorback also although I ve not started anythin on my H. Q unit yet,... Lexandro d'Aquebus's Librarian, Kurt Kempka.

Trazior_Brother
05-06-2010, 20:24
This is my first ever vehicle, taking ages to!.... I hate painting vehicles now :( lol only 35 points too, bargain lol I've actually got a vindicator, rhino, predator and two 2nd edition landspeeders waiting in the wings! Bloody hell....

Smoke&Mirrors
06-06-2010, 07:58
Awesome fists dude, really sandy tau-esq colour on that tank!!

Smoke :)

Trazior_Brother
06-06-2010, 08:15
Cheers smoke. The sandy colour will eventually be yellow. Its vomit brown highlighted with bleached bone. When this phase is complete I'll wash it 2or 3 times with yellow ink an it'll be a deep puss, golden yellow colour..... I hope :)

mallymoocow
06-06-2010, 18:03
Looking great man, truly one of the best fist logs on warseer see far too many where people have too much of a yellow scheme, this puss gold look is spot on, liking the red trims too

Good work

Trazior_Brother
07-06-2010, 19:41
Cheers Mallymoocow. This is how my rank an file are looking so far; metals, reds and black bits unfinished.

Trazior_Brother
07-06-2010, 20:04
Here's how my tanks looking, apologies for the pics as they are all pretty bad :( Long way to go on this bad boy yet I think;

eltanko
08-06-2010, 00:46
Still looking damn fine Trazior, I love the oop models, and he colour is nice reslgood without being too bright and overwhelming!

ElTanko

Petay1985
09-06-2010, 08:42
looking good fella, always nice to see fellow Sons of Dorn being produced.

Son of the Lion
09-06-2010, 13:58
First off - Have you actually been holding on to those RT01 sprues since the early 90s?!

Second - I love it, more old school the better. Have you managed to get hold of any of the original metal Landpeeders?


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The imperial Fist aren't blank. They are a first founding chapter and are one of the most fleshed out chapters ever. I don't have any idea where you get the notion that they are unkown. Any how, I really like your models.
I think you mis-read:

Long ago in 1990 I read an ace book called 'Space Marine' by Ian Watson... ...Better still, not much was written about them or their primarch and were apart from having a cool history, a blank canvas of coolness.

Trazior_Brother
15-06-2010, 12:11
Cheers guys, comments much appreciated as this has been a goal of mine for some time and I have never had a complete force. I stripped all my marines I had ever owned to make them part of a force instead of retiring them before seeing any action lol as such some of them will never have a perfect finish and making the new arms fit on old lead models has been a bit of a task!

I had a few RTBo1 spares left over from my childhood yeah, although my mate who owned and kept an untouched box since he was a kid sold this box set to me. He has always been Eldar which is why they were untouched, he's a xeno-it's in his blood lol :)

Trazior_Brother
15-06-2010, 12:13
oh an I have 2 2nd edition lead landspeeders to go in my force, no Rogue Trader ones I'm afraid :(

efcjester
17-07-2010, 18:39
yeah not bad ......

efcjester
17-07-2010, 18:40
HAHAHAHAHAHA just messin! I LOVE IT!!! That yellow is almost as tasty as colemans english mustard spread thickly over a 1 inch slice of slow cooked ham!!!!!

efcjester
17-07-2010, 18:42
thats a fantastic army, the gems ahave come out really well too you done a wikid job, cant wait to see them on the battle field next to the RES *Real Emperors Shield* lol

Trazior_Brother
07-11-2010, 18:49
O. K, no excuses.... I've found it so hard to complete stuff, so draining....need.......more.....motivation! Guess that was an excuse. I've been gaming with my I. F 500pt force is as follows;

5 man Dev, plasma cannon, 2 rocket launchers.
5 man Tac x2
Razorback, twin linked lascannon
Librarian, might of the ancients, vortex of doom.

My Rhino is being used as the razorback.
My progress on the painting front as said is slow, I just have to add grass and squad/chapter markings.
Im waiting to put on the vallejo satin varnish before applying some grass flock to the bases but am scared incase I wreck the miniatures, any advice anyone? Here's how they're looking-some touch ups needed:

Trazior_Brother
07-11-2010, 18:56
Here's my Rhino which I have been using as a twin linked Razorback. Inside pic is bad, I find it hard to take decent pics of my force due to fuzz and capturing true colour. Any ideas on lighting anyone?

Trazior_Brother
07-11-2010, 19:01
And here's my Librarian; Kurt Kempka. He is mentioned as being Lexandro d'Aquebus' Librarian in the Inquisitor novels by Ian watson.
Again apologies for the poor quality of the pictures-I can't get a decent shot of his face which I still have eyes and lips to paint in.

Trazior_Brother
07-11-2010, 19:07
I no the Rhino isn't the Razorback yet but here is my first ever force for any system, the Imperial fists I always wanted.
If anyone could offer any advice on the following that would be great.

1. Applying round transfers
2. The effects of and how to apply Vallejo Satin varnish finish
3. Painting a light glowing effect
4. Photography tips.

mallymoocow
08-11-2010, 00:05
looking good man, i know its been a slog but to be fair you blitzing this army it scares me too think you might have 1k before next year!

im well behind

good work!

Trazior_Brother
08-11-2010, 23:00
Cheers Mallymoocow. As of next week I ll have 2 weeks off work Im going to try and dedicate the majority of my time to finishing the other 5 marines I've got on the go(2 sgts, lascannon, flamer, hvy bolter), my forgeworld dreadnaught (which an ork and heretic bought me) and my vindicator. That will take me to 865pts!

Will have a pic of my progress on soon so keep your wits about you,.... spare pants time mallymoocow! :)

I wanna be Me
09-11-2010, 09:57
Awsomesauce!

I paint Imperial Fists myself, but these look very much like how the IF should be looking! Good Job!

I approve of your talent!


As for taking pictures, only the sun gives the right lightning! Unless you're a professional photographer!

Trazior_Brother
18-11-2010, 17:35
Cheers I wanna be me, nice to hear a compliment on my progress as I need the inspiration!

I've taken a while to paint as best I can without treating each model as a charactor mini. I have sacrificed detail for speed to some extent; its hard to decide where this compromise lies as the end result is what Ill be stuck with if Im unhappy with the result if I've gone too fast!

Ive already painted this force once before in a different yellow before I stripped them an started over again!

I've been painting 5 other marines and should be finished on them by tomorrow but here's how they started off, heavy bolter was practically finished, flamer an lascannon had just arms to do, two sergeants needed most work:

Trazior_Brother
26-11-2010, 17:18
I've added the matt varnish to all my 20 marines and after that I have now applied a touch of grass flock to their bases too as I have also finished the previous 5 I was working on which brings me up to 20 marines.
2 sergeants, a heavy bolter, a flamer and a lascannon:

Trazior_Brother
26-11-2010, 19:16
The army list so far is:

Troops
x1 Tactical 10-man squad with hvy bolter and flamer
x1 Rhino
x1 Tactical 5-man squad
Heavy support
x1 Devastator 5-man squad with lascannon, plas cannon and x2 launchers
H. Q
x1 Librarian with vortex of doom and might of the ancients

I'm currently working on a vindicator so pics up soon. To solve my picture taking issues I've just placed them all right next to the window! Here are some close up detail pics of my 5 new completed marines:

eltanko
27-11-2010, 19:29
They look excellent, the oldies are always goodies. The MK1 is really good.

ElTanko

constant_ones
28-11-2010, 06:40
2nd edition landspeeders and two of them?! Man, those were one of the models that got me into this hobby, although I never bought one because I was too young to handle all that metal at the time. Great painting as well, always nice to see a yellow marine army.

mallymoocow
30-11-2010, 00:42
very very good work mate very jealous :D

Trazior_Brother
09-12-2010, 16:52
Cheers El_tanko,
it is a great model-an old one too! He is wearing 17th century style boots and chainmail but then with laced up power armour over the front lol. I think that because of this, the Thunder armour looks slighly war-machine esc. I also added a chaos backpack to him to enhance his size (obviously with the arrows filed off) but I left all the spiky studs on to enhance this look. I know that technically Marines never wore Thunder armour but I'm passing it off as scout armour reinforced into power armour by using Thunder armour.

constant_ones,
I have got two MK2 landspeeders. One I got when I was 14ish and the other I got recently that needs stripping. Both are the ravenwing variant with the assault cannons :cool:

Mallymoocow,
It has taken me sooooo long to just get 580 points done as we've discussed before. I read on bell of lost souls that doing a little, no matter how little, when you can will provide you with a pleasant surprise when you see it all starting to get finished, I think I'm starting to feel a little that way. I'm pleased to have this small amount done an as they're my troop choices the elites will tot it all up nicely......... when they re done lol :eyebrows:

Bob Hunk
09-12-2010, 17:03
These look excellent Trazior! :D I really like the very even yellow and the combinations of old model bits. :cool: Keep up the excellent work.

Trazior_Brother
11-12-2010, 15:36
Cheers Bob Hunk. I've just bin looking at your stuff an I can't beleive how much I. F's you have, those RTBO1's look awesome! All the stuff you feature in your force is kinda what I'm aiming to have in mine-plenty of 'collectors' bits. Thanks for the complement, it means a lot from someone who has worked so hard to amass all those goodies and paint them to such a standard. Cheers.


Now....... Very controversial subject lol, Anyone with any ideas for vets then lol?
Ever since I've looked at Fists (1990) veterans have been painted with a red stripe. In 2nd edition Codex Ultra's in 1995 it states vets have a red stripe an all sergeants a red skull on their helm. In 4th edition codex space marines (2005), which was replaced in 2008, it features a double page spread of an Imperial Fist army lead by Lysander and featuring veteran sergeants with a red stripe and a red skull across their helmet.

In my mind that accounts for 13 to 18 years of red striped helmets with only the recent past 2 years gaming using the ultramarines white helmet or laurels. What should I do?!?!?!?! I can't make up my mind.

I can 't seem to load up my 1995 2nd edition sergeant pic, so here's here's the 4th edition vet sarg pic replaced by 5th edition codex in 2008:

PrimeMinisterSinister
11-12-2010, 16:23
I really like the cat with the flamer. Good use of parts.
Also, I'd say do the white helmets. Only because it looks wicked with the yellow.

Bob Hunk
11-12-2010, 21:59
Now....... Very controversial subject lol, Anyone with any ideas for vets then lol?

At the end of the day Trazior I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about what's "right" with respects to codex markings. Rule of cool should always win out. :D Trust me, you'll be a lot happier with the army and if anyone questions it you can just point out that your force is Heresy-era so codex markings hadn't been formalised at that point. :p

Trazior_Brother
12-12-2010, 13:52
PrimeMinisterSinister:
That is an old MK6 lead Beakie that comes without arms. I think it's Jes Goodwin as its so cleanly sculpted for a 1990 mini. That guy is awesome.

Bob Hunk:
That is an excellent way to look at it, especially as I'm aiming for IRON CAGE era (:cries:)as suggested to me by Lostanddamned. Nice idea Bob Hunk-I kind of just like to form a viable storyline and narrative for my guys as it makes it all the more satisfying for me :angel:. At the time of the IRON CAGE Dorn was a bit traumatised lol and after it he split vets and new initiates to form the Black Templars and Crimson Fists, so........... With the legion experiencing all that flux-that would take care of that one for me :D

Cheers guys!

efcjester
26-12-2010, 20:09
Brother Trazior, I weep for the other painters on this site for your marines are the true embodiment of the Imperium, and no others can stand against them lest they be blown away by utter painty goodness.

Welldone my brother you have excelled yourself, may the emperor bless your brushes.

LokkoRex
26-12-2010, 21:22
N, ICE! :p

awesome yellow you've managed!
now if i can only manage to kick myself into painting some of my fists as good as you do, if only so that my iron warriors have some proper foes to fight. :evilgrin:

Trazior_Brother
07-01-2011, 20:07
efcjester
Cheers for the grand compliment! :eek::D Such comparisons to the Imperium must surely be heresy! haha

LokkoRex
The yellow I use was devised by Golden Demon winner Wil Davies and I really do like it. I would love to play some Iron Warriors....... That would be awesome!

News on the Imperial Fist veteran helmet colour issue!!!!!!I have just viewed the new Ultramarines film,.. during a scene where the marines climb a flight of stairs an Ultramarine accidently knocks a Imperial Fist helmet off the staircase. The camera focuses in on it falling and it has a red stripe along it!
Also the red stripe would tie the veterans into the rest of the force who have red shoulder trims as they are 3rd company. Red stripes it is!

Trazior_Brother
15-07-2011, 13:46
O. K people it's been a while again! I started painting a vindicator,.... continued painting it,...and carried on, ...and on and on and on. You get the picture ;)

Fine lining every recess in every plate and highlighting each successive shade to every plate was a total pain in the **** and I must say that I did not enjoy the experience! The only reason I finished it was because I'm 30 and I kept reflecting that I have never had a complete force in 40k or Warhammer fantasy. That said I deviated to practice some quick rust techniques and started an Undead Vampire counts army which I 've painted 500 pts-ish of.

Anyway enough deviating here is my completed vindicator:

You might notice that the inside of the lights, top lenses are not yet painted in and the fine lining on the steps on the door is not done. The finelining is a pain so I'm going to take time to neatly paint a devastator symbol on it before seeing which ladder foot holes need to be fine lined :)

efcjester
15-07-2011, 16:44
That is possibly the best imperial fist tank paint job I have ever seen, The yellow is ridiculously good.

Trazior_Brother
15-07-2011, 18:08
Cheers efcjester, I don't think the photos look particularly good. You can't see the highlight definition as well as it's been blasted out by the camera?!?! Not sure how or why. It also looks really shiny due to the inking of the red and yellow. To counter this I'll give it a coat of satin varnish and gloss the lenses when they are done.

I still need to neaten and sharpen up the metal detailing which was intruded upon by the painting of the plates :eyebrows::cries:

Fizzy
15-07-2011, 19:01
One tip. Use photobucket.com or something like that cause not everybody can see the pictures in large format I think.

At least I can not.

Trazior_Brother
15-07-2011, 20:35
Fizzy:
I know what you mean, yeah, at first I thought they weren't working. Double click the picture and if it doesn't open up, double click the little icon that shows up where the picture would be and hay presto, this will then automatically open up a new tab with a web page size picture in it.

Let me know if this works and what you think of my stuff, cheers ;)

Trazior_Brother
27-07-2011, 12:10
This is my desk at the moment; 5 marines, 1 forgeworld dread, 1 in-progress Pedro Kantor conversion.

Im also converting the Forge world drill arm to house a heavy flamer.

mallymoocow
27-07-2011, 13:24
Good work mate, looking forward to our next 40k game,

Machinepriest
27-07-2011, 15:38
Actually, the Forge World assault drill comes with a built in flamer already :)
The nozzle is in the middle of the hand and I'm sure you can spot the fuel tank.
The idea is that the Dreadnought punches through walls with it's drill and then open the hand and flame everyone to death.

From Forgeworld: "Close Combat left arm incorporating a Flamer for a MK IV Dreadnought. Master Model by Will Hayes"

Trazior_Brother
27-07-2011, 16:15
Pooo! your right mechanic priest!
I bought it at games day with no description, but your description is correct, it has a flamer!! I thought the round bit with a pipe was like hydraulic fluid or something.

Well I've almost done converting it. I've cut off the round tank and cut up a hvy flamer, pictured, and attached it. Lookin O. K at the moment but I wouldn't of bothered if I'd of realised that lol oh well......:eek::wtf::evilgrin:

mallymoocow
27-07-2011, 16:20
I thought Fists were thinkers... u have shown them all up now :p

Trazior_Brother
27-07-2011, 17:28
Observational whit from a Worldeater lol now we've come full circle and seen it all haha lol :eek::p:evilgrin:

I think I over thought it I think??? lol

Will have update on the Dread ASAP :shifty:

Inquisitor Engel
27-07-2011, 20:37
Now....... Very controversial subject lol, Anyone with any ideas for vets then lol?
Ever since I've looked at Fists (1990) veterans have been painted with a red stripe. In 2nd edition Codex Ultra's in 1995 it states vets have a red stripe an all sergeants a red skull on their helm. In 4th edition codex space marines (2005), which was replaced in 2008, it features a double page spread of an Imperial Fist army lead by Lysander and featuring veteran sergeants with a red stripe and a red skull across their helmet.

The red strip looks ridiculous. I went with the white helmets and had GW staff members, designers and all sorts of people compliment them. It pops. It's crisp. (See my sig for link)

Ultimately it's your army, but the current stuff shows Imperial Fist veterans with white helmets and white trim. (My Honour Guard have white shoulder pads with black trim, a la Black Templars, looks excellent)

Paint it how you want, and don't let ANYONE tell you it's "wrong."

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 04:40
I second what Engel said. I too chose to use wihite helmets instead of a stipe that just blends in with the model to much. I even paint my sergents with white helmet, just because they stand out so much better. Athough many would say the white helmets will look odd without vets. I believe it adds the right contrast and as long ass there trim isnt white i dont see them as vets.

Trazior_Brother
28-07-2011, 10:23
Inquisiter Engel:
O. K..... as it's a discussion point, I'll make my decision making transparent on this subject, however I have dealt with MY issues on this subject previously in this thread :D

1) You are right and I think White helmets look better, the colour does pop. White and yellow REALLY compliment each other well, as do the two primary's of red an yellow-but the wrong shades of R&Y can make this scheme look garrish which often happens, it's a delicate op to pull this off:eek:.

2) When I paint a model, something that matters to me an my painting is that I get it 'right'. So what is right? I prefer to work with correctness and see if I can make an iffy uniform look good by utilising differing shades of a colour otherwise it will really bother me later lol. How did I decide what the 'correct uniform is? well at the risk of sounding pedantic lol.........

3) With the quotation of mine you have used I clearly provide evidence that Fists have a red stripe for vets in ALL previous fluff since their first incantation after space crusade (1990) up to 2008 (only 3 years ago), which bk in S. C featured a BLUE fist believe it or not lol :wtf:

4) There is no current fluff from GW besides non official artwork that depicts Fists with white helmets except for......

5) The most recent official fluff featuring fists is the 'Ultramarines' film which features a scene where the marines climb a flight of stairs before they encounter a deamon and fist survivors and an Ultramarine accidently knocks a Imperial Fist helmet off the staircase. The camera focuses in on it falling and it has a red stripe along it.

That is how I've decided to paint my army with red stripes, if GW brought out some official stuff with them having white helmets for vets I'd still keep to red stripes. This is due to, as I have mentioned previously in thread, My thread is about trying to create a retro kinda force that I always wanted since I was 10 in 1990 an bk then they had red stripes on their vets an red skulls on their sergeants helms. The yellow I'm using is evocative of the descriptions I have read of 'Golden power armoured Marines' or the 'Puss yellow power armour' as opposed to a lemon yellow you sometimes see. I think if I get these shades to match up with one another it will look less than reidiculous lol..... I hope lol as it's takin me forever! aaaarrgh lol:cries: Hope this clears up any questions you have. (you see,... a fist always thinks hehe)

I'm thinkin of painting the terminus crux on the vets white tho, what you think? I'm also toying with the idea that the crux might be replaced with a black templar pad painted yellow with a white templar badge as after the iron cage all vets went off and became the blk templars (that right?), what you think guys?

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 10:51
Yeah tht would be fine from what i read you are correct and i believe they would look great. Ive actually recently thought of someone doing black templars with damaged armor showing imperial fist color underneath. But either way i know you will make them look amazing so dont worry, they will be great. :)

Trazior_Brother
28-07-2011, 11:20
Cheers Gearhart:
Just when I thought I cud stop buyin stuff am huntin down B. T pads lol. Which side should the templar bit go on? acting in place of the crux Id say left side, but all powered armoured marines have squad type on right, chapter mark on left but vets have crux on left???? Any post heresy/Iron cage fist knowledge out there?

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 12:00
well for the longest time i put all pads on the right becuase i think it looks better but if your others ar on the left you may want to put them on the right to show a higher rank in skill and ill see if i can find any knowledge for you :)

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 12:09
i actully found a picture of a templar with symbols on both pads maybe you can do something simular. Perhaps a cross and a fist? or some how combine the two. hehe something to get into but in deciding which side just take two models and see which one you perfer. In the end of the day its your army and you can do with it how u feel :) hope to see pics soon btw haha :) :) :P

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 13:12
I FOUND EXACTLY WHT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR! LOL
follow the link :)

http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=166636

Trazior_Brother
28-07-2011, 18:48
Hey that's really cool gearhart, nice1 yeah that's it.

Since I'm doing Iron Cage era Imp Fists maybe all my stern guards should have Templar iconography? as 1st company led by a Lysander/Sigismund counts as charactor as my 2nd H. Q choice.

Anyone know if Sigismund survived the defence of Terra and Iron Cage? Gearhart?

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 19:47
I believsoap, he was chosen to be the chapter master/champion of the Templars from dorm himself. And is currently the chapter master of the black Templar. There was nothing stating his death :) and if he died they wouldn't have a model for him. Hope this helps and I like ur ideas about vets with Templar maybe have your captain with a fist pad and Templar pad. :)

Inquisitor Engel
28-07-2011, 20:48
I believsoap, he was chosen to be the chapter master/champion of the Templars from dorm himself. And is currently the chapter master of the black Templar. There was nothing stating his death :)

:eyebrows:

Sigismund is definitely dead. There is no model for him. It's been 10,000 years since he served the Emperor. Dante is explicitly stated being the oldest living Space Marine, and he's only 1000. (Apart from isolated incidents)

Sigismund did, however, survive both the Siege of Terra and the Iron Cage, going on to found the Black Templars. The Imperial Fists had a unit called Templars, but it's not entirely clear at this point if they're Dorn's honour guard (Like Fulgrim's Phoenecian Gaurd or Mortarion's Death Shroud) or the entire First Company. Must stuff implies the latter, but The Dark King implies the former.

The current High Marshall of the Black Templars is Helbrecht, who has a brilliant model.

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 21:07
LOL my bad, Thts wht i get for refering to wiki knowledge haha glad engel helped haha sorry for tht -Gearhart-

Trazior_Brother
28-07-2011, 21:58
I really like this idea of all my vets being Templar Guards!

Although in the Dark King short story the Templar Guard are referred to as 'Dorn's Templars/Templar Guard' and are guarding Konrad Curze with the Pheonix Guard who are referred to in this as 'Lord Fulgrims Praetorians', thus suggesting they are Dorn's personal bodyguard, it does also describe one of them who is attacked as being 'One of the best and bravest, veteran or not.....' (I won't spoil it for anyone by writing the rest of the passage lol)

I reckon as they are referred to as veterans then that's probably what they are, especially as they have Sigismund's iconography, maybe suggesting the first company has a dual purpose?

I'm sure that in this short story somewhere it says somewhere that the Templar Guard have black Tabards? anyone confirm this?

Oh yeah an there's one other oldy space marine! :) Bjorn 'the fell handed who was a blood claw during the Heresy!

Cheers guys :D:cool:

Inquisitor Engel
28-07-2011, 22:42
I reckon as they are referred to as veterans then that's probably what they are, especially as they have Sigismund's iconography, maybe suggesting the first company has a dual purpose?

It's possible. The First Company are typically described as 'Elite.' The Iron Hands Morlock's certainly fulfill both roles and other than his little coven on "Special Kids" like Sahaal, Krieg and Talos, Curze's First Company, the Atrementar seemed to function as his personal guard as well.

Then again, the Luna Wolves 'veterans' didn't belong in any particular company it seems and I dont recall Horus ever having a bodyguard. It's probably up to the Legion/Primarch.


Oh yeah an there's one other oldy space marine! :) Bjorn 'the fell handed who was a blood claw during the Heresy!

Yeah but he's also a Dreadnaught. ;) The Blood Angels had a dread from the Heresy as well until Malcharion (also in Dreadnaught form) took it out when the Blood Angels boarded the Covenant of Blood.

Gearhart
28-07-2011, 23:29
Uploading photos now will be up soon.... LOL engel and trazior
Your turn to upload Lol

Gearhart
05-08-2011, 00:59
did you get some more photos?

efcjester
11-08-2011, 17:10
can someone please direct me to the fluff where fists have white helms and trim cause i cant find it , i would be very interested in that as I was also of the mind that all previous fluff was red stripes helms.

Gearhart
11-08-2011, 18:02
Fluff says it's red but we choose to use white helms for better contrast if ur curious as the look u can look at my log

efcjester
12-08-2011, 13:04
Ah I get yah, I see what you mean about the contrast. I have to say though that the red stripe on Traziors marines should be ok since the yellow is much deeper and richer, I think its more a question of getting the correct tone of red to work with the darker yellow and making it rich enough to stand out. Have faith brother.

Gearhart
12-08-2011, 15:36
Yeah very true I actually use the red with White stripe on my heavy weapons and whit helmets on dev. And sergents seems to work ok

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 14:10
Well I'm back again,..... after a few years lol. Last time it was work on my mini which has since been sold (thank god), this time, since August 2011 I bought a house with my girlfriend which needed complete renovation. In order to get it fit for living I've worked non stop, fitting new joists, digging up flagstone floors, knocking down walls, building new ones and even learning to plaster!!! All that stuff is done and all that time,.... my motivation for finishing the project was lusting after my incomplete Fists force I've never had lol That is no exaggeration.
Before I left last time I nearly completed a forge world dread and I was still considering my options for my Pedro Kantor/Lexandro d'Aquebus counts as. Also there was a debate on Fist Vet helmets and apart from the Ultramarines film Im glad to see that the red stripe has returned for the new Armageddon Imperial Fist formation.
I have nearly finished both of the dred and Kantor/Lexandro miniatures now since I put my plaster trowel down an picked up my citadel paintbrush lol. Pics to follow,......
P. S,.. Is everyone still viewing the pics in this blog ok once they open?

Jericho
30-07-2013, 14:37
They seem to be working at the moment on the first few pages!

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 14:48
O. k so here's my dread so far. He needs a wash of yellow over the completed armour plates and all the details to be completed, but plates(apart from washes) and metal areas complete. Names considered so far; Yeremi Valence (from Ian Watson's Space Marine) who loved tech stuff, Destro or Destros after an Action force baddy and finally,..... Steady Eddie :D

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 15:01
Here's my Kantor/Lexandro counts as. In the Ian Watson book, Space Marine, Lex has two power fists and a heavy bolter lol,.... I know lol Dorn's Arrow compensate perfectly for the Heavy Bolter and Kantor has a power Fist.
I spent a lot of time with bits of models and the Sgt Aurelias games day miniature trying to come up with a decent model. I soon came across a problem. When putting him alongside other charactor models and heroic type honour guard models,.... the other models looked more heroic than the Kantor substitute; including the Games day Aurelias mini. So when playing about, I had bought the kantor model for Kantors back pack and Dorn's arrow, out of curiosity I put Marneus Calgar's head onto Kantor's body and found that this improved the miniature no end.
I have details on face and body to finish put the main elemants such as the armour are done. What you think so far? I've included pics of the back pack I have also converted.

Inquisitor Engel
30-07-2013, 15:09
Here's my Kantor/Lexandro counts as.

Great minds... ;)

Yours looks way better than mine does, however. Nicely done.

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 15:14
Finally; Although next, after I've completed the Dred and Kantor/Lex, although I'm looking forward to making up some sternguard, I will be making a five man Honour guard for Kantor. They will be my sole close combat squad, the champion will be the Gabriel Seth model. I will replace the chainblade for a double handed sword, in bigger games I will use him as a Sigismund type Templar Guard. As vets they will Templar heraldry and I will use the Korsarro Khan rules for the Seth mini, granting an honour guard squad with relic blades Hit & Run and Furious Charge,..... ouch! If Kantor's near by too, inpiring presence extra attack.

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 15:22
Great minds... ;)

Yours looks way better than mine does, however. Nicely done.

Cheers, Engel.
really appreciate such good words mate. I spent a lot of time looking at other models and came full circle with a minor alteration. Shows what a great, subtle job Citadel did in first pace I think. The backback when attached really makes him seem a lot bigger an imposing, I took inspiration from the Chapter Master pic on Page 52 of current Marine codex.

mallymoocow
30-07-2013, 15:40
Nice to see more stuff on here man, need to get my WE done! ;D this force will be fun when the IF Supp comes out!

Trazior_Brother
30-07-2013, 15:48
Nice to see more stuff on here man, need to get my WE done! ;D this force will be fun when the IF Supp comes out!

I would love a IF supplement! One thing I miss from old dex is the traits section, allowing you to custmise at the expense of having flaws. Reckon they got rid for sake of tournaments. P. S; Congrats on bringing a little one into this world, just so long as he's not inspired by the traitors peddling your motivation :D I ll see you at the Emperors gates :D

mallymoocow
30-07-2013, 16:05
I would love a IF supplement! One thing I miss from old dex is the traits section, allowing you to custmise at the expense of having flaws. Reckon they got rid for sake of tournaments. P. S; Congrats on bringing a little one into this world, just so long as he's not inspired by the traitors peddling your motivation :D I ll see you at the Emperors gates :D

I have begat a heretic, you imperial lap dog and he will come for you one day!

Chillwind
31-07-2013, 22:30
Nice looking Kantor conversion. I did a similar thing with my Fists a few years back.

shaw3029
02-08-2013, 14:40
Glad to see you back. I did the same myself the year before last I bought somewhere. But I've since sold it and am currently renovating another which explains my lack of Imperial Fist updates as well.

I'm also hoping for a Imperial Fist supplement when the new codex comes out but I'm happy with the Forge World books for now. Can't wait for them to appear in a Heresy book.

Great looking command squad by the way. Very characterful and a great use of lots of different kits.

Trazior_Brother
08-08-2013, 15:50
Glad to see you back. I did the same myself the year before last I bought somewhere. But I've since sold it and am currently renovating another which explains my lack of Imperial Fist updates as well.

I'm also hoping for a Imperial Fist supplement when the new codex comes out but I'm happy with the Forge World books for now. Can't wait for them to appear in a Heresy book.

Great looking command squad by the way. Very characterful and a great use of lots of different kits.

Cheers, shaw. The miniatures which are making up an honour guard will be heavily green stuffed too. I wish to add cloaks in the style of Templar sword brethren, chains which they hang from, small jousting-esq shields to pauldrons with personal heraldry and the occasional fur or morbid trophy. I see them as knights.

P. S; can anyone advise me on how to upload large images? I'm currently taking pics on my mobile phone and uploading from my laptop. They r very small though, how do I get pictures displayed in a large format?

Trazior_Brother
10-08-2013, 14:51
Right, so I've been doing bits n pieces working my force up. Kantor/Lex counts as, I'm going to be adding a couple of elements to him such as a little 'Grimm the Squat' from the 'Draco' series (Ian Watson book) so I've moved on from this model for now. I've base coated and fine lined 5 more marines to complete my second 10 man tac. As a break from this tedium I have started to work to completing my Drednaught. I've picked up a couple of techniques to recreat high heat exposure like that seen on Race bike exhausts. Let me know what you think. Next I'm going to try Blue plasma glow except in reverse so the inside recesses, which is the hottest area, will be white fading out to blue. Tricky,.....

P. S; can anyone advise me on how to upload large images? I'm currently taking pics on my mobile phone and uploading from my laptop. They r very small though, how do I get pictures displayed in a large format?

Trazior_Brother
10-08-2013, 17:47
This is the first time I have tried the 'exhaust race can' colour spectrum effect but Im relatively pleased with it, although I like to get it a little neater next time. I have just tried the plasma glow effect for the first time too. It didn t work out as well as I would of liked, again, it's not as exacting a process as I would like to of controlled. Next time I'll build up with washes instead of glazes. Pleased I've tried two new effect in one day though :D

P. S; Once again, my pictures are pants. can anyone, someone please advise me on how to upload large images lol? I'm currently taking pics on my mobile phone and uploading from my laptop. They r very small though, how do I get pictures displayed in a large format?[/QUOTE]

unwanted
10-08-2013, 20:20
That Dread looks amazing, although I'd like a better-lighted Picture from the front?

It's a little dark right now...

Trazior_Brother
13-08-2013, 11:28
That Dread looks amazing, although I'd like a better-lighted Picture from the front?

It's a little dark right now...

Thanks, unwanted, Yeah, I'm gonna look at my whole picture taking thing as a whole ASAP. I could really do with some advice off people on taking quality pics, as I'm no use with camera's, such as resolutions an file size recommendation, also how to upload them so they show up big and not in clickable tiny boxes. For now Im gonna add a load more detail to the dredd, get his armour washed yellow and base him. Then I can really adress pic issue without coming back an taking more pics of him.

MaxSigmund
13-08-2013, 18:25
If you want bigger pics, you'll need to get a Photoshop account (or similar) and link them from there.

Nice work on the Pedro Kantor model!

Trazior_Brother
26-08-2013, 22:36
If you want bigger pics, you'll need to get a Photoshop account (or similar) and link them from there.

Nice work on the Pedro Kantor model!

Cheers MaxSigmund! What's a Photoshop account? is this something seperate to the Photoshop software? And if it is, if I put a link in will the photo be there or just the text link? What I'm after is just a large photo. Sorry about this people but I'm really bad with this stuff.

unwanted
26-08-2013, 23:13
Try PhotoBUCKET instead, even if the new interface is kinda crappy, it's still a decent, free, online picture-service. photobucket dot com.

For free editing software, there's GIMP. Don't let the name fool you, it's totally legitimate photo-editing-software, not a shady site dealing in freakiness :D

Trazior_Brother
28-08-2013, 18:08
Try PhotoBUCKET instead, even if the new interface is kinda crappy, it's still a decent, free, online picture-service. photobucket dot com.

For free editing software, there's GIMP. Don't let the name fool you, it's totally legitimate photo-editing-software, not a shady site dealing in freakiness :D

Haha cool, cheers, unwanted I'll give that a go. As for the Gimp site I'm already a member of the shady version lol kidding,.... I leave that Slaanesh to Fulgrim's slick manga boys ;)