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Ollivander
23-08-2013, 20:56
So I've been watching a lot of superhero films recently at the same time as looking for a theme for a new 40k army. Initially I was going to go for using some select avenger characters as space wolf characters (iron man as a jumppack wolf lord, thor as a runepriest just for the fun of jotww as his hammer, the hulk as a thunderwolf etc.) but then i came across the kill team rules. For those who don't know them the rules are linked here:

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2860630a_40K_Kill_Team_Pack_2013_(6).pdf

and the FAQ is linked here:

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m3170054a_Kill_Team_Update_April_2013.pdf

I started thinking and decided that actually it would make more sense for the avengers to be fighting as a single team rather than along side 'alternative universe' space marines. (the other option was to go through all marvel's characters and create an army of the extended avengers assemble cast. however this may have to be a slightly longer term project...)

anyway my army list i drafted up was:
GREY KNIGHTS
interceptor- forcesword/stormbolter [IRONMAN] - USR feel no pain
interceptor - forcesword/stormbolter [WOLVERINE]
interceptor - forcesword/stormbolter [LOKI]
interceptor - nemesis daemon hammer/stormbolter [THOR]
interceptor - psilencer [WARMACHINE]

henchmen warband(as an elites choice):
warrior - bolter [CAPTAIN FURY]
psyker [HAWK EYE]
arcoflagellant [HULK]
crusader - power axe [CAPTAIN AMERICA]
deathcult assassin - poweraxe/power sword [BLACK WIDOW]
=200pts

as far as wysiwyg goes i am not planning to be to meticulous (for instance obviously hawkeye's psychic powers are represented by his special arrows and bow, meanwhile ironman will be carrying neither a power sword or a storm bolter but rather both of these weapons will be represented by his suit)
The only choice I am not happy with in this list is wolverine. although the force sword is ok for representing claws and bviously I shall model him in power armour he has no read explaination for the storm bolter or the fact that he can jump/shunt/teleport

what do people think about this idea?

Ollivander
23-08-2013, 21:15
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0434_zps2d48c7ba.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0434_zps2d48c7ba.jpg.html)

my favourite conversion so far. this one is about 90% finished in the conversion work but obviously has no paint applied.

and here is rodey in the warmachine suit, obviously without the head or any paint on him yet...

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0438_zpsac9a497c.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0438_zpsac9a497c.jpg.html)

Nasha
23-08-2013, 21:42
Loving this idea, although id give wolverine falchions mate. And although he has a storm bolter...just dont model it or use it...that way you can get round it with the rule of cool ;-)

Ambience 327
23-08-2013, 22:10
Why give Iron Man Feel No Pain? Shouldn't it go to Wolverine?

I would argue that Wolverine should actually be a Death Cult Assassin as well, with Feel No Pain to reflect his healing factor.

Shouldn't be too hard to find another character to fill the Interceptor slot left open.

Ollivander
23-08-2013, 23:27
Loving this idea, although id give wolverine falchions mate. And although he has a storm bolter...just dont model it or use it...that way you can get round it with the rule of cool ;-)

oohh, thats a rly good shout, would make me alot happier with using wolverine as an interceptor if i used falchion rules. Might have to drop the Hulk. I mean he is kind of in the hardcore avengers team (i.e. the film group) but tricky to fit in the current list...
alternatively i can always degrade hawkeye from a psyker to a warrior



Why give Iron
Man Feel No Pain? Shouldn't it go to Wolverine?

I would argue that Wolverine should actually be a Death Cult Assassin as well, with Feel No Pain to reflect his healing factor.

Shouldn't be too hard to find another character to fill the Interceptor slot left open.

I did consider wolverine as another deathcult however im pretty tight on the points once ive got the 5 interceptors with a hammer in there, and would have to sacrifice the hulk.

what would you guys think about putting bruce banner in instead of the hulk as a warrior with bolter to save 10 pts.

my last comment is that ive already started my wolverine in power armour conversion and so am pretty keen to keep that part.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0433_zps32d345e6.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0433_zps32d345e6.jpg.html)

i still need to add a hood (doing it the old comic book style) and shoulder covers.

the start of my work on loki:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0439_zps450b989e.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/Avengers%20mark%201/IMAG0439_zps450b989e.jpg.html)

Thor and the unpower armoured avengers coming up!


Edit: and I gave iron man the FNP because he is probably my favourite avenger and I partly wanted him to survive and partly wanted to be able to make him tougher than warmachine. as far as USRs I welcome any input :)

Ollivander
24-08-2013, 00:45
Apologies for the double post but i thought i should round off this evening's work with something a little different: Here is the beginning of an opposite killteam (while I wait for green stuff on the avengers to dry) based on DC's gotham city:

The list will run:

platoon command squad - officer has the FNP or RAGE USR, this is Bane
also one member has a sniper rifle. this is bane's leutenant
platoon infantry squad
platoon infantry squad
marbo [BATMAN!] with the SHROUDING USR

btw i shied away from doing a complete justice league kill team because I am getting fed up with sculpting superheroes.

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, they were taken on a camera phone:

BATMAN:
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0443_zps765781e4.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0443_zps765781e4.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0444_zps1778ea94.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0444_zps1778ea94.jpg.html)

Probably one of my most involved conversions to date...

and BANE:

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0455_zps4c72589b.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0455_zps4c72589b.jpg.html)

Ollivander
25-08-2013, 00:09
Right so the next instalment of avengers - sculpting/converting almost finished on loki and thor is missing his cloak but otherwise sorted...
http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0454_zpsaaa46559.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0454_zpsaaa46559.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0451_zpsedf0bcf4.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0451_zpsedf0bcf4.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0447_zps08b2c3c8.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0447_zps08b2c3c8.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0450_zps21e07cf6.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0450_zps21e07cf6.jpg.html)

Ollivander
25-08-2013, 21:14
no more comments :(. captain america is almost finished! suggestions on how to incorporate bruce banner model wise would be great :)

Nasha
25-08-2013, 23:12
Wolverine looks good bud but i think his arms still look too skaven-y....id add the shoulder pieces he has and greenstuff the gloves into the same style ones he has

Ollivander
01-09-2013, 22:39
Wolverine looks good bud but i think his arms still look too skaven-y....id add the shoulder pieces he has and greenstuff the gloves into the same style ones he has

Ok thanks for the tip. at the moment i think they are a fraction to long but have decided to run with it anyway. i was planning to do the shoulder pieces and gloves with paint rather than greenstuff so that i wouldn't bulk the model out too much.

and i have painted captain america (he still needs the A on his forehead):

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0514_zps05045015.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0514_zps05045015.jpg.html)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0513_zps9d14af29.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0513_zps9d14af29.jpg.html)

and iron man (still needs highlights and basing)

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/sausagecat49/IMAG0516_zps3de9bfb1.jpg (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/sausagecat49/media/IMAG0516_zps3de9bfb1.jpg.html)