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EmperorsChamp01
16-03-2006, 08:18
I was comming home with my New IG from a trade and I told my dad about one of the guys on here doing a UN Imperial Guard army. He looked at me and told me that would be really kool and i should do something like that. So i was wondering what i should do since i already had half my IG army painted. With him Being a Marine himself he asked if i wanted to do a United States Marine Corps Army. I looked at him and told him sure.

SO i have started on my Quest to Make a Marine Corps IG army. I have 2 platoons. One with 3 squads and the other with 2 squads and a squad of STL to stand in. Now Before i jump into this i want to figure out which cammo Scheme i should do. I could do the Woodland or the Desert? Could you guys help me out?

WoodLand
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/BDUwood.jpg

Desert
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/BDUDesert.jpg

Ill give this poll 5 days to go and at the end of 5 days ill choose.

Brush your teeth
16-03-2006, 10:48
i prefer the dessert color, my brothers planning to do a similar thing (i think) using the old cadian models.

CommunistBrother
16-03-2006, 18:32
Cool idea, seems the real army to 40K army thing is getting a bit popular. In leu of our current situation I would go with desert cammies.

Are you planning on using Marine imagery only or reflecting their combat doctrine aswell?

EmperorsChamp01
16-03-2006, 20:47
I trying for the Whole Marine Corps Feel. SO that means Doctrines and Im going to paint all Eagle Globe and Ancors on them. Then later when i order some Mordanians (sp) for the Command Squads im going to put them in thier Dress Blues. If you want to know what that looks like Go to google Images and Type in Marine Corps Dress Blues.

CommunistBrother
16-03-2006, 22:54
As cool as the Mordians look in the blue/white of the USMC Dress Blues I don't think it would be entirely "fluffy"(oh God using 40K terms with the real world!) for the marines to be on the field of battle in their dress gear. Officers or not, they still wear combat fatigues during battle.

However, if you're going to go ahead with the Moridians don't forget to add the sabres.

ZAChos
16-03-2006, 23:12
Desert is just way cooler than woodland. I would suggest getting bigger pictures though, The ones currently linked are about as big as a smurfs little toe.

old guard
17-03-2006, 10:24
Have you considered the new digital cam the marines use? or going old school 1950s to late 60s just good old plain olive? Whenever I think US marines I just always visualise that era, not the recent look.

IG_Airborne_Ranger
17-03-2006, 23:19
Hope this inspires you, I'll post more pics in my own thread.

EmperorsChamp01
18-03-2006, 14:34
Thank IG_Airbore_Ranger. What colors did you use to make the cammies?


Ive been working on the Woodland cammo scheme and it turned out really really good. But its about Midnight here so ill post pics tommorow.

Oh and Communistbrother. Ill Be sure to add the Mamaluke Swords for the Command Squads. They will be either in the old white officers Dress blues or in the Dress Blues they where now.

IG_Airborne_Ranger
18-03-2006, 16:01
Thank IG_Airbore_Ranger. What colors did you use to make the cammies?

I used scortched brown for the dark spots and desert yellow for the bright spots. Kommando Khaki is the main base colour.

Also, I recommend you paint their armored vest desert yellow cause last I checked modern US marines don't seem to wear camoflaged vests any more, just a brownish vest that they wear over either desert and woodland fatigues. That way you can also distingiush where the fatigues end and the vest begins and they won't look to bright like mine turned out.

Sojourner
18-03-2006, 16:11
I like those. The camo looks realistic without obscuring the models themselves.

EmperorsChamp01
18-03-2006, 22:37
Ok well here is the WIP Leutenant. His is in the Woodland BDU. There is also a picture of me in my Woodland BDU so you can see the simalarity.

Me
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/PICT0792.jpg

Model
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/PICT0797.jpg

Oh and thanks IG_airboren_Ranger for the Colors. I did know that they new Flack jackets are a Dark tan.

I also started painting the Leman Russ that I have. And the US marines got rid of their Cammoed(sp) Armor. They swiched to an all Tan so thats what color im painting them.

Old guard: I was thinking about that color scheme but then you wouldnt really know what army i did just that it was a regular colored IG army. But if i put the BDUs in a semi digital format then hopefully people will Reconginze them. But for my hardened Vetreans Im going to paint them in the old WWII Marine Cammies. Look online for pictures. SOry if the Photos are big!

PariahMagnus
18-03-2006, 22:58
Hey, the mini's arrived? :D

Looking forward to seeing what you do.

EmperorsChamp01
18-03-2006, 23:03
Oh yea i forgot to tell you they did. Sorry. But man those bases rock!

PariahMagnus
18-03-2006, 23:08
Thanks! And you want to replicate them just put some slightly watered down pva on the base(prior priming) and dunk it in GW sand. After that I give it another watered down coat to seal it.

IG_Airborne_Ranger
19-03-2006, 00:57
Ok well here is the WIP Leutenant. His is in the Woodland BDU. There is also a picture of me in my Woodland BDU so you can see the simalarity.

Me
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/PICT0792.jpg

Model
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/PICT0797.jpg

Oh and thanks IG_airboren_Ranger for the Colors. I did know that they new Flack jackets are a Dark tan.



I was thinking of painting over my IG's camoflaged vests with desert yellow, but in your opinion, should I just leave them the way they are?

EmperorsChamp01
27-03-2006, 21:03
Allright i made up my mind. Im going with the woodland Scheme. I know its aginst what you guys and gals said but i think that IG_Airborne_Ranger has the desert scheme covered.

I have been working on the command squad and its just about done except some of the guys helmets. Ill have pictures soon because my dad took my camera. Im also grounded from the computer so dont expect much from me for the next Two weeks.

Ive also just about finished the Leman russ that i got so ill post that when i post the command squad.

And IG_Airborne. Leave them they look Great!

Kotobuki
28-03-2006, 00:57
Wow... that new woodland camo is like... very brown.

EmperorsChamp01
28-03-2006, 20:44
Ok well i have finished the Hq Squad. The Guy in the Picture is A Colonel then i have two Lieutenants. Ones a Captain and the other is a Lieutenant Then i have a Coms guy and hes a Sgt. And the Flamer guy is a Gunnery Sgt.

All the Models are going to have the Eagle Globe and Ancor on the Right shoulder pad and their rank on the Left shoulder pad. The Ranks are going to be marine corp ranks. Like each squad is going to have a Sgt (naturally) Then it is going to have two Corprals (fire team leaders) then each Fire team Leader is going to have Three guys in the Fire team. It will be a mix of Lance Corprals Pfc's(Private First class) and Privates. THen the Vox guy is going to be a Corpral also.

EmperorsChamp01
23-04-2006, 00:22
1st squad 1st platoon
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0877.jpg

Company Command Squad
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0878.jpg


1st platoons Command squad
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0876.jpg

Leman Russ
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0879.jpg

Sorry for the Blurry pics ill try to get better ones later. But on the Turret of the Leman Russ I painted the Flag rasing of Iwo Jima and the Name. Then on the back of the Turret on one of the Boxes there is an EGA (Eagle Globe and Ancor) Painted on it.

Im working for the Chicago Games day. Ive never been to one so am i alowed to bring my own army to play? Im thinking about putting a squad in the Golden deamon. I probabally wont win but at least i put it in there! C&C please.

I know i havent posted in a while but here you go.

EmperorsChamp01
05-05-2006, 16:08
Ok heres an update. I havnt been really working on them in a while but i decided to start working on them again but when i started painting i found out that my paint had gone bad. So needless to say I cant paint for alittle bit.
Will keep you guys posted!

EmperorsChamp01
17-05-2006, 08:12
1st squad
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT1202.jpg

Command Squad Standard bearer
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT1201.jpg

Command Squad
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT1200.jpg

I have finally gotten of my lazy **** and gotton some new paint. THe standard bearer is painted as the Marine Corp flag. This is probabally be the army that i bring to Games day Chicago. So if anyone is going to be there drop me a line and maybe we can meet up and trade Secerets.

Right now I have

HQ with Heroic Senior Officer, Medic, Standard bearer, Flamer, Vox and 2 junior Officers

1stplatoon HQ
Junior officer, Vox, Mortar, flamer, and a Guardsman

1st platoon (fully Painted)
1st squad Meltagun and a vox
2nd squad Grenade launcher, Vox
3rd Squad Plasma Gun< Vox

2nd Squad HQ
Junior officer, Vox heavy bolter guardsman (the Command squad is a stand in because they are really my hardend vets.)

2nd Platoon (Half Painted)
1st squad, Grenade launcher vox
2nd Squad Grenade launcher vox
3rd Squad (standin squad because i ran out of Cadian Models so they are ASL) Grenade Launcher Missle launcher

3 Heavy weapons team (interchangeable weapons *thank god for Magnets*)
Basalisk
Hellhound
Leman Russ battle tank

Im probabally going to buy another box of Cadians and maybe a chimera and probabally some Storm troopers. What do you guys think i should buy?
*SORRY FOR THE BAD PICS*

Great_Destroyer
17-05-2006, 21:46
Lol I'll be there will my guard if you want to have a go at it... unless your afraid of the 146th beach raiders, looking really good by the way, i think your bases could use some more work though but hey, on the other hand to answer your question i'd say that storm troopers are a must have they do add alot of fire power to a battle, chimeras arn't really worth it for me, they usaully end up meeting the end of a rail gun sadly...
Oh yea just to let you knoiw this is my fist games day ill be going to, im so excited!

EmperorsChamp01
17-05-2006, 21:53
Alright Great_Destroyer. I ll take on your Imperial Guard and we will see who is the best! lol Now how will i know that its you

Great_Destroyer
17-05-2006, 23:16
No can't be IM a noob, i really hate Close Combat to give you a heads up!

Well played for about a year now...

Still learning
18-05-2006, 06:24
Leman Russ
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0879.jpg

Sorry for the Blurry pics ill try to get better ones later. But on the Turret of the Leman Russ I painted the Flag rasing of Iwo Jima and the Name. Then on the back of the Turret on one of the Boxes there is an EGA (Eagle Globe and Ancor) Painted on it.

Im working for the Chicago Games day. Ive never been to one so am i alowed to bring my own army to play? Im thinking about putting a squad in the Golden deamon. I probabally wont win but at least i put it in there! C&C please.

I know i havent posted in a while but here you go.[/QUOTE]


more like leaman rust......... muhahahahah
looking good man keep it up.

Still learning
18-05-2006, 06:26
Leman Russ
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT0879.jpg

Sorry for the Blurry pics ill try to get better ones later. But on the Turret of the Leman Russ I painted the Flag rasing of Iwo Jima and the Name. Then on the back of the Turret on one of the Boxes there is an EGA (Eagle Globe and Ancor) Painted on it.

Im working for the Chicago Games day. Ive never been to one so am i alowed to bring my own army to play? Im thinking about putting a squad in the Golden deamon. I probabally wont win but at least i put it in there! C&C please.

I know i havent posted in a while but here you go.


more like leaman rust......... muhahahahah

EmperorsChamp01
18-05-2006, 07:50
Great_Destroyer. Dont worry about that man ive been playing about 6 years and im pretty much a noob too! I dont know alot of the rules! lol

StillLearing_ I almost thought that that was your leman Russ From the First post but then i relised that it was mine. lol

IG_Airborne_Ranger
18-05-2006, 22:03
Great_Destroyer. Dont worry about that man ive been playing about 6 years and im pretty much a noob too! I dont know alot of the rules! lol

StillLearing_ I almost thought that that was your leman Russ From the First post but then i relised that it was mine. lol

Great job there EmperorsChamp, I too don't know much of the rules and yet I've been into this hobby for 3+ years now. I guess we can all agree that close combat should be avoided at all cost since it's too complicated for us noobs and just does'nt look right with modern looking armies. I know this is 40k, but I want my marine guards man to act like marines of today, letting their rifles, not thier fists, do the talking.

EmperorsChamp01
18-05-2006, 22:51
Yea I agree but my guys will get in to close combat sometimes because a Marine is an overall weapon good at shooting and H2H.

Here are some more pictures
Bassie
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT1218.jpg

Hellhound
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/PICT1216.jpg

here is the link to see the whole photo album
http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a27/DBDforever/Marine%20Corps%20IG/?sc=1&multi=5&addtype=local&media=image

Great_Destroyer
19-05-2006, 00:11
Man if your going for the hold Modern Day military feel you should have modeled the basie and Mk-Palidan selfpropeld howlitzer, the russ as a Abrams, and the chimera as a bradly, that would have ooked bed ass. the rust effect is good, but the brown i dont know about i'd say just a strat OD green to match your troops unifroms better, but the rust very good.

So if your working for games day you wouldn't happen to know if they will be selling the new Krieg models or not because my friend and I (going to GD together) want to do a ww1-ww2 german krieg army and whant to spend ass loads of money on them!

EmperorsChamp01
19-05-2006, 07:57
No man im not working at GD Im going to enjoy the Festivities. Ive never been to one and ive always wanted to go so i decided to take my lil bro with me and check it out.

EmperorsChamp01
21-05-2006, 21:24
Yea i finally got to use them in a game and I got beat. Only because my Commander killed him self with his own plasma pistol and my bassie killed a squad of guys who where holding a table corner. LOL but i started painting the cammo on the last two squads of guys and all i have to do now is to paint thier boots and put the black in the cammies and thier ranks and emblems. Will post later