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VERITAS/AEQUITAS
21-09-2006, 16:35
In this WIP project log i want to keep you up to date with all changes and WIP, painting, converting and step by step growing of my self made drop troops: The 101st Phantine Air Corps--the "Wild Cards"
A planned to be 1500pts worth drop trooper army, using the ImperialArmor3 army list for Elysians.
Every single modell is a converted soldier, using the GW plastic Cadians in combination with FW Elysian gravchutes and heads. All weapon teams or special weapons are totally custom built using a wide range of different sources.
All of them will have a base fitting a gaming table in woodland-scenery.

Ready to paint, already chaos-black basecoated are 3 teams of fire suppport carrying heavy bolters, 2 infantry squads with either plasmagun or melta, a veteran sergeant with plasmapistol and a vox-operator in each squad. As well as a battery of 3 tarantula sentry guns with heavy bolters (bolters are removeable and can be relieved by lascannons).

Progress will be posted as soon as I made further steps in assemblig, painting or adding new models to the army. Please take notice of the photobucket.com link that will show more detail of my army which the space for pics in the board will simply not allow.

Much appreciated are ideas and critics. Feel free to complain or be pleased about my skills at all time.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/primerPhantine2.jpg

Gallery so far:
http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/

no-use4a-name
21-09-2006, 16:49
I saw this over at M, P&T. Good stuff. Double Eagle happens to be one of my favorite books by Abnet.

I would suggest, in case you haven't already, start on a test fig that can show off your paint scheme. You'll get more C&Cs that way.

Would you mind posting the list you're going with?

Good luck.

NorthernMike
21-09-2006, 17:39
Fantastic, I have been thinking about doing the same thing with Elysian heads on cadians for quite a long time (ever since they were released). Nice to see that it actually works! I will be using the D-99 list though, I like the elite feel just a bit more.

Looks ace! Can't wait to see the paint.

schoolcormorant
21-09-2006, 18:00
i really like the look of them, what colour scheme are you going for?
SC

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
21-09-2006, 19:22
i really like the look of them, what colour scheme are you going for?
SC

Probably most of you think it's boring but i would like to give them the camo of the Cadia Kasrkin Elite Forces-means more or less like standard Cadians but with camo on their green plate. The visor of the helmets maybe in red like lenses. It's infantry of the planet Phantine (Dan Abnett's book DoubleEagle) but why shall they be dressed like the Thunderbolt pilots-I like the Cadians look somehow

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
27-09-2006, 10:09
Hi there. My first two minis are finally done. It's not a pro paintjob but I think it will look quite good on the battlefield if there's just enough of them running around..lol

And yes, it is the colors of the Cadians, but I simply like their look. I have them as being my own new guard unit, the PHANTINEs but in their look of course the also look brilliant beneath any Cadian ground forces.

More pics of the painted:
http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/




http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sgt-2.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sgt.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/paint1front.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/paint1back.jpg

Voronwe[MQ]
27-09-2006, 16:39
Looks ace, somehow, with those red goggles. If you'd chosen a matt dark grey colour scheme with any camo you want to use it'd really look as though they're night-strikers. Well, red is well visible, and especially so during night, but the reason to why older submarines' bridges had red light was to get the bridgecrew used with seeing in darkness fast. Anyway, the Cadian colour scheme actually works, don't looks too dull.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
27-09-2006, 21:36
I managed to bring up some more closer taken pics. I edited thread posting above! So look there. More pics also to be found in my photobucket.

still a lot of work to do-but can't wait to see them finished...
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/primerPhantine4.jpg

hellfire
02-10-2006, 14:25
these guys are looking good can't wait to see more pics

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
04-10-2006, 13:01
UPDATE!!
Because I'm working quite a lot, painting progress goes kind of slow unfortunatly. Anyway I can reveal a couple of more guys for the first squad.

Right now, I have finished the first regular trooper, my melta-gunner and the vox-operator.

Like in the case of all my miniatures, you will find the whole 360° view of them in pictures on my online photobucket:

http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/

TROOPER:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/trooperright.jpg


VOX-OPERATOR:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/voxright.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/voxback.jpg

MELTA-GUNNER:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/meltaright.jpg

Like always c&c is requested and appreciated.

The Judge
04-10-2006, 16:56
They're looking good to me.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
11-10-2006, 15:24
+++UPDATE+++

A little more firepower added. My Tarantula Sentry Gun Battery is finally finished. Equipped with HeavyBolters the top armor plate is removeable to allow weapons switch to Lascannons (Lasc. not painted yet).
Comments and critics appreciated.

Please note my photobucket of the Phantines:
http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/?sc=1&addtype=local



Battery:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sentrybattery.jpg

Top:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sentrytop.jpg

Side:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sentryside.jpg

Front:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sentryfront.jpg

wascloud
11-10-2006, 16:51
they're looking really good, just two modelling questions so i can blatantly steal the idea! (with you're permission of course)
1. do the elysian heads just glue straight onto the cadians, or do you have to do some work to get them to fit?
2. where does that melta gun come from?
good luck
wascloud

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
11-10-2006, 17:23
they're looking really good, just two modelling questions so i can blatantly steal the idea! (with you're permission of course)
1. do the elysian heads just glue straight onto the cadians, or do you have to do some work to get them to fit?

I cut their throat...Really. At least I take of about 1mm resin to have them tighter to the shoulders.


2. where does that melta gun come from?
Ohhh boy, that's an OOOLLLD sprue. Back in the 90's. It's plastic. Search old Ork range section in GW online shop.

good luck
wascloud



Hey, if you use my ideas then please come up with some pics one day in the future and let's share ideas.

scrubout
11-10-2006, 18:07
I love your choice of colours for the camo on the tarantulas!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

The boyz
11-10-2006, 20:13
Those Tarantuula gun turrets look very nice VERITAS/AEQUITAS. I love the camou scheme.

schoolcormorant
11-10-2006, 22:31
funnily enough, Pompeyladbfp used the Razorback thingy for his tarantula's too, though without the legs, what are the legs BTW?

i do like the kasrkin colour scheme, the colours sit nicely so they would suit your army, although you might need to lighten your bases up to get them more camo orientated, it's just a very basic crit, but there y'are. oh and nice job on the lenses, it's a little 'fetish' of mine lenses :D

what else is in the pipeline?
SC

Scorpio
12-10-2006, 01:28
Very very nice there. I have read Double eagle and liked it but i always envisioned the phnatines as having a greyish color scheme. But i cant deny that these guys look good!

-Scorpio

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
12-10-2006, 16:26
Thanks for your comments so far.

@Schoolcormorant: Pompeyladbfp used the Razorback turret, too. I know...but I already built those 7 weeks ago. Just posted images so late because they weren't painted yet. He went a little different way to mine in building them, I used Hexagon parts (on more time :D -remember my Laser-fence?!) for the legs.

@Scorpio: You are 100% right. Phantine's pilots out of Double Eagle are described as having greyish uniform. And that's the point: PILOTs. I go for drop troopers of the Phantine world. No desription fo them somewhere - so I'm free to choose their camo.:angel:

No, I won't alter the bases. Yes, of course the StormTrooper camo is little helpfull on my base design but I just love those colours.

Keep on going with critics and comments please. I'm working currently on the second half of squad one to be finished on its paintjob.

hellfire
13-10-2006, 02:22
I really like that meltagunner

the only thing I don't like is the color scheme they look like cadians with helmets if you painted the cloth grey or black and painted the weapons black they'd look alot better (IMHO) actually any black would help

btw how do you paint the burns on the meltagun I've beenn wondering how to do that for a while

cpl_hicks
13-10-2006, 10:19
@Scorpio: You are 100% right. Phantine's pilots out of Double Eagle are described as having greyish uniform. And that's the point: PILOTs. I go for drop troopers of the Phantine world. No desription fo them somewhere - so I'm free to choose their camo.:angel:

actually your chosen colour scheme is very close to the Phantine Skyborne in Guns of Tanith, a Phantine major is described as wearing "the quilted cream tunic of the local army"

and later on the Phantine Skyborne specialists are described as wearing "cream coloured quilted jackets and baggy, pale canvas pants bloused into the tops of high jump boots"

there is no description of body armour (though they do wear it when the jump), so your choice of the cadian scheme is very close to the description of a Phantine drop troopers uniform

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
13-10-2006, 16:04
(...)
the only thing I don't like is the color scheme they look like cadians with helmets (...)

Yes. They do-and it's what I want them to. As I said already in the first post of this thread - I LOVE the Cadia scheme.;)

Meltagunner: just used BlackInk and BrownInk as well as a bit of FleshWash and painted it from the nozzle to the barrel starting with darkest (black) to the brighter colours (brown then flesh). Ink uses to be wet quite a long time. Try to have the Inks washing and mixing into the other...

Scorpio
13-10-2006, 21:07
actually your chosen colour scheme is very close to the Phantine Skyborne in Guns of Tanith, a Phantine major is described as wearing "the quilted cream tunic of the local army"

and later on the Phantine Skyborne specialists are described as wearing "cream coloured quilted jackets and baggy, pale canvas pants bloused into the tops of high jump boots"

there is no description of body armour (though they do wear it when the jump), so your choice of the cadian scheme is very close to the description of a Phantine drop troopers uniform

My bad on that one. I still envisioned the troops not wearing green but that is just me...

-Scorpio

aznsk8s87
09-11-2006, 04:51
Hey, would you happen to know if the Elysian lasguns fit cadians without conversion?

ss_cherubael
09-11-2006, 10:35
the green looks really good, i personally went with the brown and cream as in "guns of tanith" the phantine drop specialist is described as having a brown and cream uniform, so there it is (i will look up a page ref in a bit if icbf)
BTW do the heads fit properly? or is there lots of filing to be done, as i might change from the cadian resp heads to the elysian heads and drop chutes as well, but i dont want to steal your ideas so if it seems harder than what im dealing with atm i wont do it, loving them tho!

Keravin
09-11-2006, 11:53
Hey, would you happen to know if the Elysian lasguns fit cadians without conversion?

No you need to do a lot of conversion to get them to work.

sirslamb
27-11-2006, 22:51
Where did you get the Bi-pods from? they look metal

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
28-11-2006, 00:04
Where did you get the Bi-pods from? they look metal

Hmm, were are they from...shall I really tell? I don't know...:o

Try a look in the GW online store. Look close on the classic range. Space Marines, and yes they are out of metal.:angel:

ultramarine123
29-11-2006, 02:31
those look really good man. Double Eagle is also a very good book and i'm glad someone is trying to put a face on the army. keep up the good work.

scrubout
29-11-2006, 05:55
Hmm, were are they from...shall I really tell? I don't know...:o

Try a look in the GW online store. Look close on the classic range. Space Marines, and yes they are out of metal.:angel:

Cold and heartless Veritas! Share the modelling goodness, not covet from they neighbor!

:p

*whispering* ...Space Marine Scouts with Heavy Bolters...it's from the Heavy Bolter bi-pod...they come in metal and plastic now due to the sprue! *end whispering*

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
29-11-2006, 12:03
Cold and heartless Veritas! Share the modelling goodness, not covet from they neighbor!

:p

*whispering* ...Space Marine Scouts with Heavy Bolters...it's from the Heavy Bolter bi-pod...they come in metal and plastic now due to the sprue! *end whispering*

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Yup. absolutly right. :D I bought metal ones. It is cheaper. I have around 15 to be built onto minis.

Sorry for long time not posting new progress. I have to work a lot and had not much time to paint. And I have a BIG project on it it's start. A Titan Legion...(not in Epic-scale :evilgrin: )

Khadhar'phak
01-01-2007, 21:42
I really like this army so far. I can't wait to be able to aford forgeworld stuff! But anyway, I like the way you posed a lot of the models, especially the heavy bolters. Good luck!

ss_cherubael
03-01-2007, 11:23
its nice to hear that this log isnt as dead as mine is, i look forward to seeing some more stuff mate, keep it going the phantine deserve a good looking army like this one.

Colonel Max
04-01-2007, 02:45
UPDATE!!
Because I'm working quite a lot, painting progress goes kind of slow unfortunatly. Anyway I can reveal a couple of more guys for the first squad.

Right now, I have finished the first regular trooper, my melta-gunner and the vox-operator.

Like in the case of all my miniatures, you will find the whole 360° view of them in pictures on my online photobucket:

http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/

TROOPER:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/trooperright.jpg


VOX-OPERATOR:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/voxright.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/voxback.jpg

MELTA-GUNNER:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/meltaright.jpg

Like always c&c is requested and appreciated.

They look great man-I have one critisism though.I haven't read all the Abnett books,but the Vox-Caster set looks awkward combined with the grav chute,IMHO.Perhaps a cut-down caster with retracted antennas on his base,as if he is just about to dump the 'chute and pick up the Vox.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
08-01-2007, 15:21
Hi guys.
After not making at least a little bit of progress for weeks (damn job keeps me busy) I finally finished the first Tactical Squad today.
Five more guys were attached and here they are:
FRONT
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0336.jpg

BACK
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0337.jpg

ALL 10 SOLDIERS OF SQUAD ONE
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0344.jpg

Replies welcome as usual.
All pics also available here: http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/

Khadhar'phak
08-01-2007, 16:28
Very nice. They look great!

Keravin
08-01-2007, 18:16
Good to see more pics up.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
08-01-2007, 19:06
Good to see more pics up.

Be prepared for more. :D I am in painting mood at the moment. I will start Squad 2 tomorrow.

Voronwe[MQ]
08-01-2007, 20:01
I'm too in a painting mood now, and seeing your paintings of the simple conversions makes me want to run off painting on the ranger at home.

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
17-01-2007, 09:49
As I did pictures of my Tau army this morning, I thought I could do a size-comparison picture of the regular Phantine troopers and the self-made Tarantulas, too.
I am working on squad two of the DropTroopers. Pictures will follow after finishing them.

Phantines and TarantulaSentryGun Battery:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0383.jpg

highmarshaldave
20-01-2007, 22:24
Some nice models there. . . but I have a couple of wee points to make. The vox caster doesn't look right. The long ariel should (if you wanna keep it) be like a wire-flex ariel, rather than a solid looking one. And also, gloves. I feel they'd look a lot more airborne-y with brown leather gloves. Sorta snakebite in colour. Just a thunk.

Dave out.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
20-01-2007, 23:17
Some nice models there. . . but I have a couple of wee points to make. The vox caster doesn't look right. The long ariel should (if you wanna keep it) be like a wire-flex ariel, rather than a solid looking one. And also, gloves. I feel they'd look a lot more airborne-y with brown leather gloves. Sorta snakebite in colour. Just a thunk.

Dave out.

Yeah. I thought about it similar this morning. Maybe the next squads will receive a vox-caster that is placed on the base like it was droped by the soldier and something like a hand-mic and some wire to the caster...

To the gloves idea: I am no GS ace so modeling gloves would look pathetic in my case. Just painting the hands in brown to look like gloves does look horrible - I tried it. They have their gloves in their pockets :p

highmarshaldave
20-01-2007, 23:37
I always find that painting the hands glove coloured looks okay. Perhaps a small square of greenstuff on the back of the hand (to look like its padded or some such) might do it. Hmm, each to their own.

Dave out.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
25-01-2007, 16:35
Update 2, January.

I worked on my second squad of drop troopers and finished the first half of them today (I always find it easier to do just 5 minis together).

Below you will find pictures of the half-strength squad's frontside, backside and detail shots of the voxcaster, the Sergeant and the Plasmagunner (following the design of the Meltagunner it also bears a bi-pod).

I earned critics for the vox-caster look, so I will not apply the caster to the grav-chute on the next models. Going to find a different solution that looks more pleasant (already got something in mind).

Enough talking, here the pictures:

Squad front shot:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0384.jpg

squad backside shot:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0388.jpg

details of the Sgt. and the Plasmagunner:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0386.jpg

Vox-caster and random trooper:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0387.jpg

C&c welcome.

WIP for the next troopers.

scrubout
25-01-2007, 17:34
I always like seeing more guard, keep it coming. I take it that's a space marine plasma pistol in the sarge's hand?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
25-01-2007, 17:35
I always like seeing more guard, keep it coming. I take it that's a space marine plasma pistol in the sarge's hand?

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

correct. Commander-sprue.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
01-02-2007, 18:56
EDIT 01. FEB 07:

Finshed painting the other half of the second squad today. Now batteries need to be re-charged of my camera and than tomorrow you will find an update of this thread with pictures.

Currently I need to finish off my Tau AirCadre for Aeronautica but I planed to start with the FireSupportSquad for the Phantines tomorrow, too.

scrubout
01-02-2007, 18:59
Looking forward to the update Veritas, especially the AI.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

SgtKnivek182nd
01-02-2007, 21:17
Hi Veritas

Your Models look great, i like the simple understated colour scheme.
I shall be checking back to see what progress you make regularly

Sgt Knivek

Luthien
01-02-2007, 21:27
cool army. i toyed with the idea of a drop troop army for a while but all those models kinda overwhelmed me :cries:

Voronwe[MQ]
02-02-2007, 13:50
Good progress; the plasma pistol fits well.

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
02-02-2007, 14:51
Edit 02. Feb. 07: Pictures added.

Hi there.
As promised yesterday evening I took pictures of my squad add-ons today. Unfortunatly the lights of my living room are not really the best to make pictures and the daylight is kind of late-evening-like although it is early afternoon but wintertime means grey and cloudy weather all day long..

So the pics appear to be a bit dark looking but I hope you still get an imagination of my minis.

Anyway, here are the pictures:

Squad front side:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0389.jpg

Squad back side:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0391.jpg

All painted Phantines so far:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0394.jpg

I am painting my Tau Air Cadre for A.I. right now, so the planed start on the FireSupportSquad for the AirCorps will be set for tommorow. (I will do a thread about the Tau Air Cadre in M, P + T !)

jasevx
02-02-2007, 15:08
looking good!

ultramarine123
03-02-2007, 03:49
that looks really good man. keep up the good work!! =)

Still learning
03-02-2007, 04:07
looking ace so far, you've acheived some nice smooth colours.

Freylis
05-02-2007, 11:12
Nice to see some converted Cadians in use; I'll be following suit very shortly for the Conflict North tourney this coming May. The only drawback really is the price of the Grav-Chutes and heads from Forge World, but I suppose its still cheaper than just buying the Elysian models. I'm really liking those sentry turrets though! :)

Voronwe[MQ]
05-02-2007, 11:17
It's definitely cheaper than buying the Elysian models, and not to mention how good the result is. Are you also going to use a Phantine regiment (álthough as a given with other camoflage)?

Voronwe

Freylis
05-02-2007, 12:18
;1272601']It's definitely cheaper than buying the Elysian models, and not to mention how good the result is. Are you also going to use a Phantine regiment (álthough as a given with other camoflage)?

Voronwe

I'm actually going to use the colour scheme from IA3. I like the light tan/grey mix, and I was thinking of using light green for the visors. I kinda see their visors almost as night vision, so taking a cue from Splinter Cell I figured green would go well. Hopefully I can put together and paint a test figure this week and I'll post it in the project log.

Voronwe[MQ]
05-02-2007, 13:29
Very well; we'll await it! Background-wise (and with some possible importance for the modelling or army compositions depending of what ideas you can get of your background), is it going to be Phantine Guard?

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
05-02-2007, 15:17
Nice to see some converted Cadians in use; I'll be following suit very shortly for the Conflict North tourney this coming May. The only drawback really is the price of the Grav-Chutes and heads from Forge World, but I suppose its still cheaper than just buying the Elysian models. I'm really liking those sentry turrets though! :)

Yes it is cheaper.
The turrets are Space Marine Razorback turret sprue and the "legs" out of Hexagon Constructor Set parts.

@Voronwe: Freylis does a Elysian one. I do Phantine's Guard if you want to call them so. My idea was that not all Phantines can be pilots so some might fullfill the role of "grounds". As Phantine's citizens are known to be more used to fly than to walk :) , I decided those who weren't worth Thunderbolt flying should at least get a Valkyre trip to the battlefields...using IA3 Elysian list as army list.

jasevx
05-02-2007, 15:20
Any chance of a close up of the turrets so we can see the components? Be interesting to follow your lead on the construction method.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
05-02-2007, 15:52
Any chance of a close up of the turrets so we can see the components? Be interesting to follow your lead on the construction method.

Sure:
You need:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/DSCF0415.jpg

out of there you will need:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/DSCF0418.jpg

those need to be placed here:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/DSCF0414.jpg

put together with the SpaceMarine Razorback turret sprue parts and a 60mm base:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/DSCF0413.jpg

Fred_Scuttle
05-02-2007, 15:53
Very nice clean - green tan military scheme. Sometimes the simple ones are best!

Looks like they could have just fallen out of a US or UK bunker for roll call - good job.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
05-02-2007, 15:54
and you get:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/sentrybattery.jpg

PLUS: the sprue of the razorback contains Lascannons also -- so it is interchangeable :D

jasevx
05-02-2007, 16:00
wicked! I've got loads of the old exterminator style lascannons, I might try and copy your idea with the older metal weapons, cheers!

Voronwe[MQ]
06-02-2007, 08:43
@Voronwe: Freylis does a Elysian one. I do Phantine's Guard if you want to call them so. My idea was that not all Phantines can be pilots so some might fullfill the role of "grounds". As Phantine's citizens are known to be more used to fly than to walk :) , I decided those who weren't worth Thunderbolt flying should at least get a Valkyre trip to the battlefields...using IA3 Elysian list as army list.
Of course; I never thought of that all could be pilots whilst reading Double Eagle. Great tutorial by the way. :)

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
11-02-2007, 20:50
All right, I am showing you two pictures of my still very, very WIP Heavy Bolter FireSupportSquad. So far, the basic colouring hast been done, the inking and highlights will follow hopefully by tomorrow. There need to be removed some mistakes and mis-painted parts on the minis (not glued onto base yet), too. The base is nearly done on all three of them, although the flocking still needs to be added. The photos aren't that brilliant but I suggest you will see how the look of the squad is at this stage of progress.

Frontside:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0422.jpg

from above:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0419.jpg

jasevx
11-02-2007, 21:14
looking great!

Voronwe[MQ]
12-02-2007, 08:28
The heavy bolters are looking excellent, though I'm surprised you didn't use the Cadian heavy weapons - I would have, since they're cheaper.

Voronwe

Keravin
12-02-2007, 09:28
Does the middle heavy bolter not want something to be braced against as he'll fall over when he fires it?

SgtKnivek182nd
12-02-2007, 11:29
Great work as ever Veritas Keep it up can`t wait to see more updates

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
12-02-2007, 17:29
;1292473']The heavy bolters are looking excellent, though I'm surprised you didn't use the Cadian heavy weapons - I would have, since they're cheaper.

Voronwe

What are you talking about? These ARE Cadian weapons ! Although of course I cannot stand GW models out of the box so converting them was what followed


Does the middle heavy bolter not want something to be braced against as he'll fall over when he fires it?


As I wrote, not glued onto the base yet. Just placed there for the picture. He will brace his weapon on the drop crate.


Almost finished. Still need flocking and to paint lenses / visors / scopes on the minis. That will be done by tomorrow, as the black ink is drying sooo slow
Anyway they are looking pretty nice to me so far:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0423.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0426.jpg

close-up
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0425.jpg

close-up again
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0424.jpg

Voronwe[MQ]
12-02-2007, 21:26
* Blinks *

Oh, now I see; using the accessory sprue ammo boxes made it look like FW heavy bolters. Take it as a compliment. ;)

Great painting by the way.

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
12-02-2007, 21:34
;1294588']* Blinks *

Oh, now I see; using the accessory sprue ammo boxes made it look like FW heavy bolters. Take it as a compliment. ;)

Great painting by the way.

Voronwe

*g* that was the idea. The tube-like crates out of that sprue will be placed onto the bases of the missile-launchers, the small ammo crates onto the mortar squad base. Thanks for the compliments.

last_chancer
13-02-2007, 13:18
Wow!

This has got to be one of the most unique armies that I have ever seen!

Not to mention that it works out cheaper to buy Respirator heads and Grav-chutes than to buy the whole squad!

Very well done!

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
13-02-2007, 16:13
"...coordinates 23;14 south-west, incoming...hight 14. Target located and confirmed. Prepare to lay down sustained fire burst. Fire Support Squad...FIRE -- FIRE -- FIRE !!!"

All right, here we go. The first of two Fire Support Squads has been finished just a few minutes ago. The visors and the flocking have been done. A few more highlights and details added and the troopers glued onto their bases.

I have made a few shots with my digicam from different sides, so I will show all three weapon teams in detail. Group shot first:

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0427.jpg

Team 1:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0428.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0429.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0430.jpg

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
13-02-2007, 16:14
Team 2:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0431.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0432.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0433.jpg

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
13-02-2007, 16:17
Team 3:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0434.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0435.jpg
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0436.jpg

Comments and critics welcome. I will start my self-built autocannons for the Vulture (not ordered yet) and will paint parts like launchers and mortars and medikits for different kinds of squads next, as my order with Cadian soldiers sprues has not arrived yet.

last_chancer
13-02-2007, 17:43
Great stuff!

I have to say that they look more like an "army" army, than a "elite-unit" type army... Which is obviously a good thing!

As I said before, they look great... What other ideas do you have? Is there an army list that I can look at?

Thanks... Keep it up!

hellfire
14-02-2007, 01:50
Very nice work!

jasevx
14-02-2007, 12:37
God I hate watching your log, I end up revisiting my models and chopping them up!

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
14-02-2007, 23:55
Well, thanks to all the nice comments.

Currently I am looking for a model to represent my medic. I need 3 of them (PlatoonComSquad x2 and HQSquad). I was thinking about cutting down Lt Varras out of the Battle for Macragge box as he is different to my basic Cadian models but would surely look good with a Grav Chute.

And I still have not decided if using Cadian officers (metal ones) for my officers or build them on my own with platic bits of different boxes/sprues.

Today I built a couple of demo charges of which I still don't really know if I will use them in my army list but they are nice pieces of equipment to be carried around.

And I need this Scout Box for Marines to get myself a few nice Sniper rifles for my Special Weapons Squad with needle rifles.

So far...I will post pics as soon as possible.

Keravin
15-02-2007, 09:32
I've used the medic from Gaunt's Ghosts as one of mine.

SgtKnivek182nd
15-02-2007, 20:58
those are some great heavy weapon squads there veritas,
I really like the dynamic poses, and the visors really make the models stand out

Keep up the good work

Sgt Knivek

Vimes
17-02-2007, 12:05
Nice stuff you've got there. I saw that you call your 101st "Wild Cards", if you want to i did some decals for my Marines/IG and could send you some of these since i am going to use some other designs i made.
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u49/Vimes_photos/DSC01217.jpg

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
17-02-2007, 13:42
Oh those are nice ! Indeed I would like to. Sent you a PM.

last_chancer
21-02-2007, 20:51
Damn...! Those ARE nice!

I'd love to do some of my own, but can't ever find the transfer paper to print them on...

Any tips?

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-02-2007, 15:31
++++UPDATE PHANTINE OFFICERS+++++

Time to let you know that my army of course is making progress although nothing new to show is painted. Blame FW for that-still I have not received my grav chutes and therefore couldn't complete my torsos before undercoating them.
Anyway, I semi-completed a couple of troopers and started converting the Cadia Officer minis into Phantine Officers (still there is the grav chute missing).
Following that I started with weapon payload for my Vulture as I will not use the standard payload out of the box. My ideas is like Captain Brown did in his thread, to use rare earth magnets on the wing-hardpoints and at the pylons of the payload.
The Autocannons are out of the Cadian Heavy weapon squad, the Hunter-Killer-Missiles and their rack is made by my own using kit-bash of different 1:72 scale Phantom F4-F's starter rails for AAM and the AIM-9L/B Sidewinder AAM out of the same sprues.
I am planing to use Hasegawas American Aircraft Weapons set for Guided Bombs to make my own payload for the Vultures heavy-bomb-rack-payload choice.

Officers w/out grav chute (look at the BrassEtched Imp.Eagles !!)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0437.jpg

Vulture payload
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0438.jpg

Random items WIP
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0439.jpg

Voronwe[MQ]
22-02-2007, 16:05
Ah, that's some great simple head swaps, and if I'm not wrong I believe that I saw an older plasma weapon among the 'Random Items WIP'. Good!

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-02-2007, 16:30
;1322763']Ah, that's some great simple head swaps, and if I'm not wrong I believe that I saw an older plasma weapon among the 'Random Items WIP'. Good!

Voronwe


Once upon a time there was a sprue with Meltagun and Plasmagun in one sprue! You remember that right :D Good ol' times and I won't say were to find that particular sprue :p

Voronwe[MQ]
22-02-2007, 16:34
Hehe; to be honest, I didn't enter the hobby sooner than half a year before Eye of Terror, but I've always liked older models and have always had a certain soft spot for them. I'd like to see a rounder plasmagun return, since whilst the current, more angular one is good, the older style is far more in my taste. :)

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-02-2007, 17:05
Well I am in "a bit" longer. :D

As long as it is Warhammer 40,000 I am pretty sure I know almost every model ever produced.
And I know were to search to find those cheap'n'easy conversion parts.

When the Phantines are done, my Dark Angels will have their start. They are plastic only: 50 percent new sprue (legs and arms, Boltgun) and 50 percent Rogue Trader Mk.6 torso and beaky helmet and power backpack. So, a Mk.6 Power Armour only army.
But that is far future as the AirCorps has priority now.

Voronwe[MQ]
22-02-2007, 17:10
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war, but one bloody can get busy anyway with a drop troop regiment at one's command right now I suppose. ;)

Anyway, I'll love to see some Rogue Trader-era-ish marines, and I wish that Direct could sell sprues with ten 'beaky' Mk.VI helmets, since there is a hell of a demand for them (from me included).

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-02-2007, 17:23
;1322974']In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war, but one bloody can get busy anyway with a drop troop regiment at one's command right now I suppose. ;)

Anyway, I'll love to see some Rogue Trader-era-ish marines, and I wish that Direct could sell sprues with ten 'beaky' Mk.VI helmets, since there is a hell of a demand for them (from me included).

Voronwe

That would look like that (DA shoulder pad not ordered yet):
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0440.jpg

I can do over 40 of them in one afternoon by just cutting them out the sprues but as I said: FAR. FAR in the future. After the AirCorps.

Voronwe[MQ]
22-02-2007, 17:29
Good - the more rewarded you'll be for them when they're done the longer you keeps yourself to the Phantines.

Voronwe

last_chancer
22-02-2007, 17:54
Woo! You can tell that they're old...

Just look at the heat outlets on the shoulder area of the pack! :D

Those WILL be worth looking at!

I try to include older stuff in my armies but it doesn't always work!
(For a start, the "classic" marines are about 3/4 cm shorter than the current size... Some of them look like fat guardsmen!)

Keep us updated!

Voronwe[MQ]
22-02-2007, 18:11
They're nice, RT-era models, nice indeed. I wish that GW for Direct or FW could at least make an size-updated Mk.VI pack for the whole lot of us who loves it.

Voronwe

scrubout
22-02-2007, 18:43
Nice to see someone with the brass etch eagles, I am planning on doing the same to my Grenadiers. Which size did you order and would you mind taking a picture of the sheet next to one of your troopers for comparison? I'd be much obliged!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-02-2007, 19:41
Nice to see someone with the brass etch eagles, I am planning on doing the same to my Grenadiers. Which size did you order and would you mind taking a picture of the sheet next to one of your troopers for comparison? I'd be much obliged!

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

I bought these: CLICK ME (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/bretcheagles.htm)

The ones on the shoulder are those in the top right corner of the brass etch sheet.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
01-03-2007, 16:33
+++UPDATE+++

While I am still over painting my latest items received from GW, I started to set up the look of my anti-tank squad.

I thought as you normally almost never change the battlefield position of your supporting heavy weapons, they could easily look a bit immobile instead of like FW's attempt to make them look like "on the run".

My basic idea came from the so-called TOW weapon system. TOW stands for Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile system. It is a pretty common system used by military all around the world. Some build in on tanks, other use it on infantry basis. The last one is what I wanted to go for. Basicly it consists out of the Tube (with the missile), a tri-pod leg system (where the tube sits on), a tracking system (with occular and wire steering) and an electric system (to power it).

I used the HunterKillerMissile of the SM vehicle kits, a ammunition-box of the Razorback kit (shall be the electrical power), the tri-pod of the Cadian Heavy Weapons, the power-cell-cables of the same sprue.

All together it looks like this (which I am pleased with-just imagine a team of 2 troopers sitting beside it):
top view:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSC00280.jpg
front view:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSC00278.jpg
side:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSC00279.jpg
other side:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSC00277.jpg

last_chancer
01-03-2007, 17:17
Very swish!

Kind of reminds me of a Milan Anti-tank Missile Launcher...

I built some for myself, but used only the tripod and a HW autocannon with the barrel clipped of up to the stabiliser...

Good stuff!

Voronwe[MQ]
01-03-2007, 22:58
That's a really great piece of heavy weaponry!

Voronwe

old guard
01-03-2007, 23:05
are you going for kneeling/sitting crew besides the sight a la TOW or something like this? If TOW then how about extending the 'barrel' a little?

looking good, look forward to seing more.

last_chancer
02-03-2007, 16:57
Wow! Nice one, Old Guard!

The guy with the sergeants head looks like he carrying a LAW! What is it really, a converted mortar tube?

With all this converting lark, I think its time to start a "real weapons for real life" type guard army... They'll have to be Elysians though, because of the bullpup lasguns...

Captain Brown
02-03-2007, 17:01
VERITAS/AEQUITAS,

Great ideas on the Sentry Guns and the Missile Launchers, I love it when folks try and use bits in a different way than they were intended to make something new.

Really nice conversions with the Elysian Respirator Heads and the Cadians, I didn't think the Elysian heads would work with Cadian bodies because of the scale difference, but the Respirators add that little bit of bulk that fit the model and change the appearance to the battle smock and body armour being baggy (sort of like the description in the novels).

For my medics/corpsman I have just added the FW medipacks (there are several in the Cadian Veterans Upgrade Pack and one per Elysian Pack, so if you are looking for some I am sure there are people with them out there for trade). I am probably going to do the same thing and confine my Plasmaguns just to HQs and Command Sections (less self-inflicted wounds that way).

Army is looking good.

I added a 5 in the thread rating, I cannot believe someone gave you a 3. :confused:

Keep painting and converting,

Captain Brown

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
02-03-2007, 18:02
@Captain Brown:

Thanks for the rating. ;)

I received my Lt.Varras (of the Battle for Maccragge box) and his fellow clones ( I ordered three of him) just recently. He will be my medic (they will be, to be correctly). I like this simple design and he carries a kind of a medikit box anyway - plus: his fatigues are long enough to paint a nice Apothecarion Helix symbol onto them.

last_chancer
02-03-2007, 18:42
True,... the carry-case was intended to look like gene-seed. But to me it looks more like medicine vials anyway...

Voronwe[MQ]
02-03-2007, 19:23
Apothecarion Helix? I thought that it was a stylised gene double-spiral and not meant to represent or symbolise gene seed, though it might do as well. The helixes are nice, and are actually pretty easy and funny to sculpt once you've got how they look.

Voronwe

old guard
02-03-2007, 20:29
[QUOTE=VERITAS/AEQUITAS;1347646



I received my Lt.Varras (of the Battle for Maccragge box) and his fellow clones ( I ordered three of him) just recently. .[/QUOTE]


Pray tell. Where from? that particular critter became my sergeant major (with ceremonial axe) but it is a figure ripe for numerous conversions and a funky gun too.

last chancer: it is a converted mortsr tube. it's the reload for the MILAN

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
02-03-2007, 22:31
Pray tell. Where from? that particular critter became my sergeant major (with ceremonial axe) but it is a figure ripe for numerous conversions and a funky gun too.

last chancer: it is a converted mortsr tube. it's the reload for the MILAN

HERE YOU GET LT. VARRAS CLONES *g* (bwbits.com)

@VORONWE:

The standard symbol for Medics is like the red cross of today for example, the Apothecarion/Adeptus Medicae Helix symbol (with wings attached on the top if it is not Astartes). I will paint it on his coat, below the belt.

old guard
02-03-2007, 23:05
Ahhhh! I see, thank you for that, I feel a need to make a list

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 09:44
Ah, that's it. I'd forgotten about the winged one being non-Astartes. The "neutral" red or white cross and the winged Helix (and maybe a snake around a - needle? - real life apothecary symbol) for Officio Medicae. Damnit. Now I probably have to add wings to that Cadian medic at home! ;)

Voronwe

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
03-03-2007, 19:43
;1349575']Ah, that's it. I'd forgotten about the winged one being non-Astartes. The "neutral" red or white cross and the winged Helix (and maybe a snake around a - needle? - real life apothecary symbol) for Officio Medicae. Damnit. Now I probably have to add wings to that Cadian medic at home! ;)

Voronwe

Now you have had the mindblowing enlightment.:D

EDIT: +++UPDATE w. PICS+++

Another regular soldier and another vox-caster:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0449.jpg

One more Plasmagunner (with 'come get some pose'):
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0441.jpg

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
04-03-2007, 19:55
+++UPDATE+++

Phantine's Air Corps uses its own identification markings. Although more or less simmilar to the rank-symbols of other Drop Regiments, Phantines's difference lies within the detail of those symbols:

Squad Leader symbol: One white stripe (basicly worn by NCOs in the rank of a Sergeant or higher) on the back of the helmet:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0443.jpg

Veterans within the Phantine regiment are indicated with a red stripe on the left shoulder-every soldier who survived at least 5 missions including dropping with grav-chute into the "hot-zone" is allowed to proudly wear this red stripe as it represents that the trooper has bleed for his homeworld's and the Emperor's honor. (pic shows Veteran in a rank of Sergeant)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0448.jpg

Officer ranks are marked with the Imperial Eagle regardless of their rank, to represent their higher status within the regiment: Eagle, left shoulder pad:
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0445.jpg

Officer symbol: One yellow stripe for Lieutenants/ yellow stripe with two red stripes for Captains/ yellow stripe with three red stripes for Colonels. (pic shows Captain as rank insignia indicates):
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0444.jpg


more markings like Platoon, Squad, Mission/crusade/army badges will follow as my work goes on...

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
04-03-2007, 19:57
+++UPDATE leading Officer of my Regiment / Vulture alternative payload+++

My heroic Captain
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0447.jpg

My selfmade Autocannon payload for the Vulture
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0450.jpg
the pylons include 2 rare earth magnets of 1x1mm in each. So later the weaponary can be changed on my flyer.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
20-03-2007, 16:09
+++UPDATE+++
Some more minis finished. First of my platoon leaders. Two Lieutenants. Again with rank insignia on shoulder and helmet (aquilla and yellow stripe).

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0452.jpg

Frontside (a bit blurry, sorry)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0451.jpg

as well as my ground scanner device (or master vox/auspex)
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0455.jpg

device again
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0453.jpg

jasevx
20-03-2007, 16:14
You are a master at minature painting, SIR!

scrubout
20-03-2007, 18:55
Wow Veritas, what a slew of updates this time! I'm impressed!

I am envious of your attention to detail for ranks, I personally can't wait to do that to my own army.

-peace out
scrubout:skull:

Fargo
20-03-2007, 23:30
i love the individual markings you have put on your troops. I am using a similar idea for my praetorians. :)

Forces Unknown
21-03-2007, 00:15
+++UPDATE+++
Officer symbol: One yellow stripe for Lieutenants/ yellow stripe with two red stripes for Captains/ yellow stripe with three red stripes for Colonels. (pic shows Captain as rank insignia indicates):
http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m185/Plasmasturm/Phantine%20Air%20Corps/DSCF0444.jpg

What about the rank of Major?

May I suggest in terms of stripes...

Lieutenant (Three Yellow)

Captain (Two Yellow, One Red)

Major (Two Red, One Yellow)

Colonel (Three Red)

The Imperium doesn't always use Lieutenant Colonel or different classes of Lieutenant.

Great work though, this army is looking great.

last_chancer
21-03-2007, 19:33
Excellent as usual, Veritas!

You manage to raise the bar every time! Better and better...

Captain Brown
21-03-2007, 21:58
Very nice there VERITAS/AEQUITAS, keep up the good work. Great detail on the helmet stripes and the shoulder pads. Are you doing them completely freehand or are you using some painter's masking tape?

I like the use of the Autocannons for the Vulture, you can also use the old Hunter-Killer Missiles for the 6 Hunter-Killer Missile payload as well (much more sleek than the current version).

Waiting for the next update,

Captain Brown

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
22-03-2007, 00:44
Very nice there VERITAS/AEQUITAS, keep up the good work. Great detail on the helmet stripes and the shoulder pads. Are you doing them completely freehand or are you using some painter's masking tape?

I like the use of the Autocannons for the Vulture, you can also use the old Hunter-Killer Missiles for the 6 Hunter-Killer Missile payload as well (much more sleek than the current version).

Waiting for the next update,

Captain Brown

Thanks a lot.

All stripes are freehands. The Aquilla are all bress etched ones made by FW.
For the Vulture: Earlier I posted a pic of my 1:72 scale AIM 9M Sidewinders I am going to use as Hunter-Killers. They are already done but I need to place the rare earth magnets in their pylons before posting the finished ones here in my thread.
I spent this afternoon painting another 4 Tau Barracudas for my AI airforce. So by today's afternoon I will start on my next squad.
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@FORCES UNKNOWN: For the suggestion of the stripes for LtCol:

I am going by:
white stripe -- Sergeants
yellow stripe -- Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant
yellow/ 2 red stripes: Captain and Major
yellow/ 3 red stripes -- Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel.

The individual ranks are therefore always two with the same insignia. But maybe I add "Veteran Status" red stripes on the shoulder to make a Captain a Major for example. (Like I make a Sergeant a Vet.Sergeant by adding the red to the shoulder pad.) We will see.

last_chancer
28-03-2007, 23:47
For the Vulture: Earlier I posted a pic of my 1:72 scale AIM 9M Sidewinders I am going to use as Hunter-Killers.Veritas; a friend and I sat down to write my (RAF Regiment themed) Elysian army list yesterday, and we figured out the connection between all of the Imperial Navy hardpoint-mounted weapons, and their real-world RAF counterparts...

I wrote them as a MS Word document, but it's at college. I'll post it up tommorow if you want...

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
29-03-2007, 12:57
Veritas; a friend and I sat down to write my (RAF Regiment themed) Elysian army list yesterday, and we figured out the connection between all of the Imperial Navy hardpoint-mounted weapons, and their real-world RAF counterparts...

I wrote them as a MS Word document, but it's at college. I'll post it up tommorow if you want...

Well I am 'in' the knowledge about modern aircraft and helicopter since the age of about 14 ;)
I already considered to order Hasegawa's modern aircraft weapons sets in 1:72 just because I want GBU-12 for -yes of course- GBUs :D
A few Mk.82 would be great "iron/dumb" bombs, too.

But to answer your question: I would be very interested in that list. Thanks already for offering to share it !!

last_chancer
30-03-2007, 21:42
No problem... Here it is...

Any updates?

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
31-03-2007, 16:04
No problem... Here it is...

Any updates?

Yeah, although without pictures yet. Another Sergeant and a few troopers as well as Hunter Killer Racks (AIM-9M).

Pics go online as soon as the squad is finished (10 men) completely .

BTW maybe you want to check out --T H I S-- (http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/e-w/ITEMLIST/wep.htm) ,LAST CHANCER

Airborne XO
03-04-2007, 23:30
Superb work - I intend to use elysian heads on normal cadians for my next army after the arbites are all done (so close now!!!).

Subscribes...look forwards to seeing this develop.

Cheers, Hal

Strelok
24-05-2007, 02:42
Veritas, I'm also using card suits to distinguish different elements of a harakoni drop force I'm working on. I skimmed the log, but with a unit name like the "wildcards", are you using card suits with yours to tell them apart? I have an example of mine in my log, though I'm not sure yet if each model will have that sort of identifier, as the card is handpainted.

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
24-05-2007, 09:14
Only vehicles will have cards visible on their fuselage. I use cards that I have in form of decals for models.

My troopers can be seperated from each other with stripes on their shoulderpads (hasn't been done yet.)

As I am more or less playing BF Evo all the time (much better as 40k) I haven't done very much to my Phantines over the last few weeks.

I started with my gaming board as well. So, not very much time for 40k ATM

polymphus
24-05-2007, 09:18
I'd never noticed this log before, but my army is the Hypherion 188th Airborne AKA The Wildcards. :p
Great minds eh? For the cards, I've had a higher card denoting a better unit (so command squads all have aces, veterans are jacks etc.), and different suits denoting different platoons.

Poly
Out

Strelok
24-05-2007, 18:41
Yeah Polymphus, the general in the harakonis I'm working on is king, his command squad is diamonds, one platoon is hearts led by the queen, one platoon is clubs led by the jack, and the veterans are the aces of spades. However, the names will be altered only to relate to or include "king", "queen", or "jack". Only the aces will be denoted as such.

last_chancer
25-05-2007, 19:25
Great idea to use Card Suits, only problem is that there's only four of them! I have a friend who used chess peices and colours. It was inspired by the opening sequence from Tommorrow Never Dies:

"White Knight? Come in White Knight. This is Black Rook." :rolleyes:

There's a lot more scope for individual units, unless you do the numbers as well a suits (e.g. Five of Hearts). I guess that each Suit could be a slot on the force organisation chart (e.g. Clubs = Troops choice, Spades = Heavy supports choice).

Also, if you can't paint the card or suit logo on each model, then just do sergeants or something!

Strelok, please update... Like now? :D I need photos, more photos! :p

Also, Polymphus, where did you get the inspiration for you location tag? I think that I may have read it in a certain WebComic... ;)