View Full Version : Pre-Heresy, True Scale, Fluff Accurate Alpha legion

14-08-2010, 04:10
Hey tentonhammer here, i will be starting my Pre Heresy Alpha legion as of Next week and i will try to update as soon as possible, also as the title entales this shall be a true scale thread, im starting the project in the UK and i shall continue it when i move to the states in september, it will be an ongoing project that hopefully shall not End for a rather long time, My future wife has also decided to fund the project so there will be no shortage of stuff goin on, big or small IT SHALL BE UPDATED!! so check back after the weekend for the first update, a test model and the beginnings of a 5 man Sternguard squad (the shooty ones)

here's a quick list of what the army will contain:

Primarch ???


5 man command squad (with custom banner!)


5 man Sternguard with heavy bolter

1 Techmarine
4 servitors (i'm thinking of converting these from Catachan guardsmen)



x2- 10 man tactical squads with heavy weapons (dont ask because i dont know yet)

5 man scout squad

Fast Attack:

5 vanguard marines

Heavy support:

5 man Devastator squad

Landraider (going to make a custom data sheet for this one)

i will add to this list as i see fit but atm this is the basic force

14-08-2010, 08:08
Ill subscribe, what are you using as your painting reference?

14-08-2010, 10:25
Subbed - there's a lot of potential here! I look forward to seeing your work.

14-08-2010, 11:40
Thanks guys,

Ill subscribe, what are you using as your painting reference?

I'm using the picture from the front of the legion Novel also any artwork i can find in the Visions of heresy books.

Subbed - there's a lot of potential here! I look forward to seeing your work.

Thanks for the kind words, i'm thinking of posting an update today, as the test mod looks ok and the bionics for one of the Sternguard looks kool, also i will be adding to the army objective markers in the shape of civillians,remembrancers etc im also going to attempt to make my interpretation of the Cabal.

14-08-2010, 15:34
Looking forward to seeing what you're doing here:D

Looking forward to see that dread and the scouts too.

Will they be 'truescale' scouts, or will they be smaller as they haven't fully converted?

14-08-2010, 16:54
Right well the scouts are gonna true scale too, im gonna work off of something similar to the Apologists,

14-08-2010, 22:53
Lamenter's blog, Master of the Forge, has a great section on true scale scouts. It'd be work a look I reckon.

15-08-2010, 00:41
i know i've been in contact with Lamenter and master of the forge im on there most days, he recently sent me some Alpha legion Shoulder pad molds.

For more info about molds please visit www.masteroftheforge.com and email Lamentor

15-08-2010, 09:16
Lamenter's true scale Alpha's were awesome; if yours come close to that they'll be amazing :)

15-08-2010, 16:02
well im just hoping that they do come close as the plan is to get this army built while im in the states and go kick some American butt!

15-08-2010, 16:10
Gah! i know Double post but this is a good thing UPDATES!!!!

15-08-2010, 16:13
More stuff!

15-08-2010, 21:11
Nice work so far! I hadnt thought about using a termies shoulder as a power armour 'smooth' shoulder pad, i might try it out.

15-08-2010, 21:25
still very WIP but this tuesday im staying at a friends and popping into the craft shops around town so i should have some more stuff for you to look at soon, but tonight im ognna get to working on my Sternguard :D

16-08-2010, 07:55
Nice work with the bionics :)

16-08-2010, 09:55
Great start! I recommend buying some clay shapers, they're a real life saver when working with greenstuff.

16-08-2010, 12:14
Yeah atm i'm using a sculpting tool set of 8 different sculpters, once i move to the states im gonna get some decent clay shapers but for now these will do, also i just bought the new WD its got an awesome painting tutorial for an alpha legion Daemon prince in the back, with some glowing armour tricks which I WILL!!! be trying out on some of these models, plus i had an idea that once i've finished whats on that list as the main army, for apoc and house rules game (which i love playing btw) im gonna have some allied chaos chosen that will be painted up all daemonic as if they're just beginning to turn!

Psssssssst! updates coming later today! :D

16-08-2010, 17:34
nice neet green stuffing

16-08-2010, 17:58
Thanks mate, oh and guess whats almost ready?!?!?!?


16-08-2010, 21:27
Finally the update for the day!!!

Attaching the belt to the Torso:
http://a.imageshack.us/img251/9969/beltattach1.th.jpg (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/beltattach1.jpg/)

the final belt:
http://a.imageshack.us/img508/4089/belt2.th.jpg (http://img508.imageshack.us/i/belt2.jpg/)

Sternguard with sculpted torso
http://a.imageshack.us/img830/5624/sternguardtorsosculpt.th.jpg (http://img830.imageshack.us/i/sternguardtorsosculpt.jpg/)

The remembrancer (this idea was taken from the Apologist, i just love this model!)
http://a.imageshack.us/img192/3145/remembancerobjective1.th.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/remembancerobjective1.jpg/)

And another Objective marker made from an Ikore model i got from (A7X PWNAGE)
http://a.imageshack.us/img820/2337/objective1.th.jpg (http://img820.imageshack.us/i/objective1.jpg/)


16-08-2010, 21:32
thats sooooo koool its a good start and the model is ok i get it

16-08-2010, 22:00
Thanks for the kind words people, as of tomorrow i will be working on the finishing touches of the torso before i put the rest of the model together, also i'll be working on some pre heresy style helmets, hopefully if the greenstuff dries in time there maybe some update on that but im going to work on the Remembrancer model now so CHOW!

17-08-2010, 22:13
Hey the first of the group Now im working on a Vox guy then onto the Drum fed heavy bolter :D

Alpha legion shoulder mold Provided by www.masteroftheforge.com

17-08-2010, 22:46
hey dude i see the project is doing well

18-08-2010, 07:13
Excellent work :)

What did you use for the top vents on the backpack?

18-08-2010, 09:11
warp whisperer the vents on the backpacks are the tops of the tunderhammers

18-08-2010, 09:37
Really nice, and not too complicated either...well untill you started with the greenstuff sculpting.

I've often been tempted to make a couple of Truescale Marines to go alongside some 28mm scifi/converted modern miniature guardsmen. Just for using in small skirmish games, perhaps 28mm Inquisitor or a non-GW rules set.

I really should have a wander round more of the truescale threads, cause they all seem to be brilliant.

18-08-2010, 10:07
I swear the "Remembrancer" is Hasselfree's Doctor Who character. ;)

In any case, fantastic work - Hydra Dominatus! :)

18-08-2010, 12:20
One of Heresy miniatures not-Dr Whos actually Morden.

18-08-2010, 15:07
Yeah its a Doctor Hugh! lol

18-08-2010, 16:26
Nice start. How's the mold working out for you, tried it yet?

18-08-2010, 22:13
Yeah i tried the mold, i used it for an earlier picture

18-08-2010, 22:53
Don't know how I missed that.

Turned out really well. Coming together nicely.

19-08-2010, 04:47
Hey guys, not much in the form of actual sculpting, besides the Helmet for one of the spec ops guys, i stole the idea from Apologist, still not sure if i like it or not???

any suggestions for a pre heresy Sternguard helmet???
also once i've finished the sternguard squad i dont know what unit to do next its between the Librarian or Techmarine, i'll put a poll up soon.

20-08-2010, 03:28
Unfortunately not much in the way of actual updates going on just worked on making another Alpha legion mold and also made a push mold for the Sanguinary guard death masks, just the face bit not that stupid diva crest thing i mean what the hell LOL! some updates coming tomorrow WITH pics aswell mr comms guy of the sterguard squad then its onto the heavy bolter :D also dont forget to vote for which unit to be done after, plus i've decided what army im doing after this one, the Space samurai of the Tau lmfao! :D

21-08-2010, 04:11
So todays updates ARE!!!!!!

the comms guy for the Sternguard squad completed
Another Alpha legion Symbol started
And a test run for the Heavy Bolter Guy :D

22-08-2010, 21:50
So the latest updates For the day, i managed to get the Heavy bolter guy done, im going to work on the bolter guy and the combi flamer guy aswell

so heres the bolter guy

23-08-2010, 08:07
Those guys a re looking good! :)

Any chance of you next update showing a stabard sized mini alongside for comparison?

Have you decided not to GS the thighs of the HB guy?

23-08-2010, 14:09
Yeah thats kool next update will be later on today as im working on bionics for the combi flamer guy also, i thought leaving the supports showing was ok-ish as with heavy bolters i think you would try to add support but make him lighter to keep up with the rest of the squad as i picture these guys as a Spec ops assault team, striking where the enemy is weakest, so speed and functionability would be a necessity

23-08-2010, 17:44
Lovely work so far, i think the heavy bolter guy looks just 'right'. The helmet choice and ammo drum makes him look really solid.

23-08-2010, 22:07
Thanks i was going for a kind of, "i aint moving!" look, so thank you very much for picking up on that, oh guess what, BIONIC ARM UPDATES!!!!

24-08-2010, 03:56
Hey yeah i know double post, Damn me to hell but its worth it,

bionic arm with finished greenstuff and the combi flamer is done!!!

25-08-2010, 07:47
Looking good there :)

25-08-2010, 14:51
i've finished the bionics guy, all i have left to do is the standard posed bolter guy, then the voting, oh quick question, how do i stop the poll on this thread? LOL!!!

Commander Zane
25-08-2010, 20:19
the stuffs looking good, if your doing a primarch what one you doing? cause there was 2 for the alpha legion, they where twins one was called Alpharius he went renegade and his twin Omegon who stayed loyal, Gulliman killed Alpharius apparently but they dont know what one he killed cause of a dodgy report. i might be wrong but i found out about it on this:


the stuff looks good man keep it up

25-08-2010, 20:53
Thanks, erm if im doing the primarch i'd be doing em both, also i havent read the rest of the legion book, so please please please no more spoilers!!!! will be posting pics aswell later tonight, with a standard marine for scale, also i just tried that glowing armour effect in the new white dwarf, it doesnt look so kool so im just gonna go with airbrushing green and blue washes instead as the glow looks too demonic and they're still loyalist so :D

Commander Zane
26-08-2010, 00:47
owwww damn it! sorry man, did not know that was one of the books lol :D

26-08-2010, 01:36
thats ok man, really! so far this project is one of the most enjoyable by far im proper diggin my bionics work considering its the FIRST TIME EVER! that i've tried it. also does anyone know where i can find pdf or image files for the buildings from DOW you know the hq, power generator etc? as i would like to make these.

26-08-2010, 13:28
oooooooooooooooh nooooooooo! a double post......

but with good reason UPDATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29-08-2010, 01:11
Hey sorry there has been no updates lately i been trying to get stuff prepped for the next model plus this tactical marine is a bit of a bugger to position his arms!

02-09-2010, 13:32
Right heading to the local hobby store today hoping to get a clay sculpter and maybe some bits for this techmarine!

04-09-2010, 08:09
Looking good :)

I like the custom work you've done on that last torso.

Thanks for the comparative shot aswell :)

04-09-2010, 09:19
thats no worries will be uploading more pics later today and a new avatar picture aswell, also warp that alpha legion forum in your sig doesn't work :( lol

04-09-2010, 09:44
Nice, I'd love to see some pictures of what you've been up to the last couple of days :)

04-09-2010, 19:20
also warp that alpha legion forum in your sig doesn't work.

Ah thanks for letting me know :o Must have been altered in an update somewhen; should have fixed it now.
(Go have a look ;) )

04-09-2010, 19:55
Hey i had a look that Forum is Amazing im definately putting a link to this thread on there

05-09-2010, 01:53
Hey my much anticipated updates, So we have the final marine finished for the whole squad and now some work on the Techmarine. Next up is the painting DUM DUM DUM!

05-09-2010, 09:46
That squad is looking awesome :)

(Glad you like the forum too)

07-09-2010, 03:57
So what i've been working on today is the basic colour for the army, im trying over a Black under coat:

Regal Blue
Vellejio Prussian Blue
Thrakka Green wash
Asurman Blue wash
Thrakka green and Leviathan purple mixed 1:1 wash

im going to eventually work in some higlighs and firther layering but for now thats it.

Magos Explorator
09-09-2010, 08:48
Looks good. I'd try to work in a little more purple--perhaps blending in a bit of Hormagaunt Purple with the highlight tones, and/or a final wash of Leviathan Purple? As it stands (and I know it's WIP) it reminds me of Apologist's Ultramarines in ton. The conversion is solid, though (I really need to get round to building mine!) and the start of the painting is good.

09-09-2010, 09:19
Yes, a little more purple, as Magos mentioned.

09-09-2010, 20:38
Thanks for all the comments guys, im gonna try and use some more purple washes.