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m3ntor
30-11-2006, 23:43
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/634beflogo_blackbg_sml.jpg

Greetings, children of vanquished and colonised worlds the galaxy o'er. Welcome to this wonderful electro-pictograph for boys and girls. This shall document the valiant work done by the peoples of the Albion system in aiding the Imperium's war effort and spreading the time-honoured Brythonian way of life, with cricket on the green and ladies bicycling to Evensong, to the dark corners of the galaxy.

We will hear from our war correspondents of the latest progress in raising what will become the 634th Brythonian Expeditionary Force as these brave young lads prepare to expand the borders of the Imperium and bring the light of the Emperor to the wayward souls and vagrants cowering in the darkness.



~║~


So, I've finally got around to getting a log up. I've been meaning to for a while but I thought I should wait til I had something to put in the first post.

The idea is to create an Imperial guard company loosely based on the WWI British Army (post 1916), but to incorporate elements from 1891-1945, or earlier.
At the moment they are the 634th Brythonian Expeditionary Force. They will be based around trench warfare, and/or possibly siege. As such the army will be heavily infantry based with supporting artillery, or somesuch.

Not currently a gamer I'll be making the army solely based around whatever background I come up with, and any other conversions that take my fancy.
I had originally intended to take doctrines and construct a list, but after some thought I found I wanted to convert up quite a few restricted troops, so a detailed army list will have to wait. And since I'm not a gamer, all army list contributions will be gladly accepted.

Firstly I'll be aiming to get a core force up. I'll try to do them in bursts of five guardsmen and then something fun.
The thing to note is that I paint at a glacial pace and model updates will probably be few and far between.

Now, all the infantry will be based on Cadians. And I intend to convert them solely using that kit so I can sustain their production without spending too much. The only problem I see is getting enough Kettle hats for them all. I had intended casting them but so far that is to no avail.

The rifles I will be converting like so:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Las-Rifle.jpg
This is why they are taking so long.

This is the first guardsman I’ve completed and is the test model for the army. I present Pte. Mills:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/guardsman1f.jpg
Back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/guardsman1b.jpg)

Lt. Douglas (wip): The eye looks a little funny in the pic. Still not sure on the eyebrows. I think they need to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/lieutenant1f.jpg
Back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/lieutenant1b.jpg)


There will now be a brief intermission.

m3ntor
30-11-2006, 23:46
(wip)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/guardsman2f.jpg
Back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/guardsman2b.jpg)

(wip)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/corporal1f.jpg
Back (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/corporal1b.jpg)

And two more on the way:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/guardsmenwip.jpg

My sentinel (wip). I feel it looks a bit too generic. Anyone think I need to add anything to it? EDIT: Conversion wise I mean. (The painting isn't even close to adding markings.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/sentinel1b.jpg
Another angle. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/sentinel1a.jpg)

Pics should improve as I get the hang of my new camera. These were a little rushed.
That's it for now. C&C welcome.

MrInsomniac
30-11-2006, 23:51
Bloody spiffing sir! I love what you've done to the lasguns and uniforms and I really like the bases, they certainly capture the feel of the muddy trench systems of WWI. I can't wait to see more.

Maus
01-12-2006, 00:00
Can we expect to see Captain Blackadder as an officer? Balders among the rank and file? :)

Morden279
01-12-2006, 00:06
By jingo! A most excellent company of men sir, my esteemed compliments!

(I just wish I had your motivation.) :D

Kotobuki
01-12-2006, 03:26
If you know anyone that has a bretonnian army, they're bound to have plenty of leftover helmets. Actually, I've got some leftovers, if you can't find any others. If you want to PM me I can see if I can get them to you.

FearFrost
01-12-2006, 06:07
Impressive! Nice, subtle conversions.

tancrede
01-12-2006, 06:09
amazing minis, man !!! very good idea, and very good work !

for your sentinel, i think you should look at the ww1 royal air force squadron markings. i think you will find some nice ideas.

i will keep an eye or two on this thread...

Melchiah
01-12-2006, 06:37
Dude awesome just awesome. For the sentinel, maybe some WWII pin-up or shark teeth on the hull maybe......denfintly "chesse cake pin-up girls."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_up_girl

Erestor
01-12-2006, 08:16
I like the Moustache and side whiskers on the Sergeant. Brilliant idea and well executed.

Man, the awesome guard threads here are going gangbusters.

Xenox
01-12-2006, 10:16
Splendid job!!! Absolutely spiffing, i love the eyebrows on Lt. Douglas, don't change them. True, the sentinel does need something, perhaps something like the ww1 nose art from planes, or just british insignia would do well.

konrad
01-12-2006, 10:17
i'm liking the models although i hope your not going to use the space marine head as it's to large

firestorm40k
01-12-2006, 17:20
Good job, my man, good job! [insert monocled smiley] ;)

You MUST do a tutorial for their uniforms/torsoes.

Absolutely outstanding, can't wait to see more! :cool:

Spacejens
01-12-2006, 17:29
They look great.

For the sentinel, I suggest painting some kind of picture and vehicle name on the side, in the fashion of real-world bombers.

A painting of a woman (or a boy, if you want to be more obvious) and the name "Sue" would be ideal, given the title of this thread... :D

Codsticker
01-12-2006, 19:51
My sentinel (wip). I feel it looks a bit too generic. Anyone think I need to add anything to it?

Excellent painting always makes up for "generic", in my opinion. If you wanted to spice it up I'd consider some non-GW decals or perhaps something from their fantasy range. I plan on using some of the Brettonian decals on my vehicles.

Bloodthirster90
01-12-2006, 20:11
A painting of a woman (or a boy, if you want to be more obvious) and the name "Sue" would be ideal, given the title of this thread... :D

These are the words of both a madman and a genius. It's one of those "So crazy it just might work." ideas.

Melchiah
01-12-2006, 21:22
http://babes.entertainment.ign.com/articles/748/748336p1.html
Behold.

Maus
01-12-2006, 21:58
There's something kind of tragic about you going to a video game site for pinup art.

I can't link it here as there's the occasional naked lady, but googling for Vargas' pinup stuff will get you better source material for inspiration.

bigbauske
02-12-2006, 02:46
great looking guns, I like the look of the men.

m3ntor
02-12-2006, 07:14
@ MrInsomniac - Why thank you kind sir!

@ Maus - But that would be too obvious, no? But that aspect is not lost on me, no, for I may have a cunning plan...

@ Morden279 - Now, now, motivation is just procrastinating on the things that need doing and working on ones army instead. Speaking of which, how's your army doing?

@ Kotobuki - Many thanks for the offer, I'll keep it in mind. Atm, though, I'll wait 'til I need them and perhaps persevere trying to cast them.

@ tancrede, Xenox - Genius! I might have to look into give my sentinels an RAF theme, ever so slightly.

@ Melchiah, Spacejens - I think pin-ups, although appropriate for a sentinel may be too large and far too American. I would seriously doubt it happening.

@ Codsticker - You make a good point. :)

@ firestorm40k - I'll see what I can do with a tutorial when I make the next batch.

@ konrad - It's not all that much different. Besides, he's wearing a rebreather which makes it look bigger. Worry not, with paint it will look fine.

Codsticker
02-12-2006, 15:06
You will have to post some background for us so we can help you with list construction and such.:)

Melchiah
02-12-2006, 21:52
Im sure you can find something some "scaled" down. But if pinups are too much work for such a little pic and not the great effect :D . Shark teeth like the old fighter planes looks good, ive seen then on rhinos, a fellow who did space sharks has them on his rhino. His name ecaspes me at this moment.

Gen.Steiner
02-12-2006, 22:34
First of all, congratulations! Absolutely spiffing force so far, and Lt. Douglas looks the part (love the Sam Browne belt).

However. Your Sentinel, if based on WWI British army stuff, should not have pin-up art on it.

At most they would have a name painted on in white.

Tanks would be referred to as 'His Majesty's Land Ships', e.g. HMLS Broadside, and would have this painted on them in small white lettering. You can retain the HMLS as 'His Majesty' is suitably reverential for the God Emperor of Humanity - or you can change it to HDMLS (His Divine Majesty's...) or some other such concoction.

You may want to number and/or letter your Sentinels and any tanks, in white stencilling.

Alternatively, roundels (Blue-white-red) on the side and front of your Sentinels will be good.

The tanks could be from the 1st RTR in which case they'd be flying a brown/red/green vertically striped flag because their motto was "Through the mud and the blood to the green fields beyond". Or, you could simply paint this onto the sides of your vehicles - the flag, that is.

The white/red/white stripes seen on the front of many a GW Studio tank is also a WWI marking, and should be copied onto your Leman Russes if/when you get any. :)

Hope that helps!

FarseerUshanti
03-12-2006, 03:20
An idea for you.
For the leader of your army if you are able to, use greenstuff or the appropriate model to make him look fat. This could also apply to another lesser officer. We all know of the short pudgy officer whom nobdy within the army really likes.

Excelletn paint job on them to

m3ntor
26-12-2006, 03:04
Small update.

Pte. Gardner and Cpl. Oates. I've finished these two, with the exception of insignia and highlighting the Corporal's weapons.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/2guard.jpg

The GS work is finished on these two, apart from their buttons, as I left my button maker at my place (my being at my parents for christmas). Aside from that they now await paint.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/2wip.jpg

And a WIP Commissar:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/commissarwip.jpg

Once thew post christmas rush is over I'll start looking for some pollyfilla and try to get some more muddier mud going on.
Also it may be worth noting that this time I havent tried tweaking the photos any, so of the two [these any my initial post] would you prefer me, in future, to leave them be, or attempt to lighten them?

Still learning
26-12-2006, 03:08
I've started to write my mud tut in my Thread m3ntor, can't wait to see that commisar finished he looks ace. How smooth does his face look and i Love the sentinel's base. Mind if i borow the idea. keep up the good work, can't wait for more

Corrupt
26-12-2006, 12:16
Wow
Those guys look sweet!
Hoping for a tutorial so I can convert one for the Rag tag veterans (Quest to have 1 of every Guard model type in my army, AND some cool personal ones I like from other peoples armies)

Lord Cook
12-01-2007, 15:17
--Bows down in worship-- Douglas is excellent, don't change the eyebrows. All round a brilliant set of models, just have to hope you don't plan on making your army infantry heavy. That would be a LOT of man-hours work, to say the least.

What made you choose the British army as inspiration? I assume you are a New Zealander, considering you live there. Sorry for being nosy.

Voronwe[MQ]
12-01-2007, 15:33
Capturing the feel of the British Expeditionary Force during the Great War? You can bloody smell the beer and shaving water!

Gen.Steiner had an excellent Idea (with big 'I') there; go for HDMLS.

This army is completley fantastic! If you ever encounters a Death Korps army fully with WWI in mind I can promise you'll get a great game!

Lieutnant Douglas made me stiffle a laugh; keep the eyebrows. Coupled with the moustache and sunken cheeks they gives a very good look.

I think I'll have to borrow that move-the-ammo-pack-outwards-and-apply-green-stuff-for-a-great-look conversion.

Voronwe

m3ntor
22-01-2007, 01:57
Ok, not a real update. Just a quick and very important question:

Should the helmet straps be on the outside of, or underneath and stitched to, the leather cape?

Underneath:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Helm1.jpg

Over:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Helm2.jpg

---

@ Voronwe[MQ]: Thanks for the kind words. That's the type of thing that keeps me working hard.

@ Lord Cook:
Infantry heavy? Well, atm I'm thinking 4 platoons of 4 sections. And that's only, what, 180 guardsmen? :p :cries:
And as to my choosing a British theme, I'm a bit of an Anglophile, so it was a natural choice.

Gen.Steiner
22-01-2007, 02:06
I think they should be over the little leather underhat thing, as that way it looks like a headwarmer/skullcap/comforter to make the helmet sit more comfortably - and keep the wearer warm. :)

Excellent soldiers all round, keep it up!

Gen_eV
22-01-2007, 03:19
Actually, I'd go the other way around - having the straps hidden by the leather cape makes it seem like a much more integrated part of the helmet. Plus, the head of the model's a bit less cluttered that way, which is always a good thing.

Great work by the way, I'm especially impressed by the lasguns - a simple, yet effective remodelling. How long are these guys taking you to convert? Given that you're an insane man planning 180 of these guys, I dread to think of the time you're putting into them.

lorbaat
22-01-2007, 03:47
I love this so much it makes me want to vomit.

shartmatau
22-01-2007, 04:06
I agree with the straps on the inside on the leather. Looks cleaner.

You said you have a button maker, what you do you use?

Savnock
22-01-2007, 05:03
Straps on the inside look best, as you've so much detail to look at elasewhere.

Smashing job. Over the wiiiiiiiiire!

jasevx
22-01-2007, 09:00
Don't worry about accurracy being that good on the BEF, go with what you think is best. I agree with everyone the cape on the outside 'looks' best.

Voronwe[MQ]
22-01-2007, 09:49
The leather strap should be beneath the leather cape; it looks much better, and it does not need to decrease the comfortability that much.

And I'm glad it's going to be infantry heavy. May this be a long project for us to follow!

Brytannian infantryman.
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o162/Img_Workshop/SAVE0031.jpg

Voronwe

m3ntor
17-03-2007, 10:52
I apologise for the lack of an update of late. My apartment in summer does not provide the best painting conditions. Although I did manage this (which I have neglected taking photos of until now :( ):

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/HB_1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/HB_2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/HB_3.jpg

m3ntor
17-03-2007, 10:54
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/HB_4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/HB_5.jpg

And could the powers that be move this log over to Science fiction, if you would be so kind. :)

MF3000
17-03-2007, 11:16
I like your conversions (with the funny helmets) ... much better than the usual one (bret bodies with lasguns)

sj

dave is the best
17-03-2007, 11:29
nice models. Keep up the good work.

Dave

Still learning
18-03-2007, 00:56
Fething ace Mentor i can't wait to see it painted

Gloryseeker
18-03-2007, 01:29
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/2wip.jpg


where is you get the head from, on the right?

cool idea I really like the helmets and the HB's.

m3ntor
18-03-2007, 02:25
Thanks all (incl. the mod that moved this so quick).

Gloryseeker, head on the left is Catachan; head on the right is Space Marine.

Tyra_Nid
20-03-2007, 11:07
Jeepers, bloody brilliant work old chap! I really love the jackets you have put on the officers... they look the part, and I would love to know how they are done (presumably all GS?). The painting, and the lasrifles... all brilliant. BRILLIANT!

You need to come to Aus when my Australian Lighthorse (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53849) army is completed, and so is your BEF force.

We could have a big game against the dude who has a WW1 Turkish army, and the WATT(?) Fez Guard army...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b251/tyra_nid/Imperial%20Guard/Australian%20Lighthorse/alhpinfp_2.jpg

bram kuijpers
20-03-2007, 11:29
look great BUT... i see mud wheres the blood? and! where,s the BEER!?

jasevx
20-03-2007, 12:06
There british, they've already drunk it!

El Presedente
20-03-2007, 12:33
How'd you get the marine head to look so good on it? I always thought It'd be too big, did you do some trimming or use it as it was?

no-use4a-name
20-03-2007, 16:49
Brilliant!

And, I second what Tyra_Nid has asked for...
re:I would love to know how they are done (presumably all GS?).

Lavadude360
20-03-2007, 17:52
a tut give us a tutorial dammit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


also that is some bloody good work!

Colonel Stagler
20-03-2007, 18:59
excellent heavy bolter team! I would love to play you with my Death Korps, reinact the somme lol. Too bad you dont live in england :(

m3ntor
23-03-2007, 09:09
I am particularly happy. I've always thought the webbing these guys had was pretty pathetic and looked like an afterthought. But I've just found this. (http://www.slingsonly.com/suspenders.html) Now I feel completely justified. :D

Tyra-Nid: Sounds like a good idea: If we ever end up in the same country with completed armies you've got yourself a game. And I love your lighthorse; been following your thread since the get go.

El Presedente: Basically remove the ball joint and trim to fit. (Read: Most everything below the bottom of the respirator is surplus to requirements.)

Everyone (et al): Ok, ok, tutorial on the way*. But yes, these guys are just Cadians + GS.

Strelok
23-03-2007, 09:27
These guys look beyond excellent (as do those lighthorse aussies from a few pages back). Keep 'em coming!

Eniac
23-03-2007, 09:49
Awww yeah this is looking terrific! YOu are sorely tempting me to do some sort of ww1 or even Boer war/sudanese conflict type IG force. The webbing (?) looks great.

I shall be keping an eye on this project log :)


Btw @ Nid, good job on those pal, lovely conversions and super paintjob!

baphomael
23-03-2007, 15:32
Loving that lasgun conversion. Might have to steal it for my soviet guard army (adding, of course, a drum magazine - instant PPSh).

Question...how did you get the lasgun to fit the arms properly in that shape?

Inquisitor Konig
23-03-2007, 17:56
Your army looks really nice, cannot wait to see more of those models but I know they take a long time to complete... an all converted guard army... I know the feeling.

jasevx
30-03-2007, 16:38
They must be back from the NAAFI by now, come on we want to see these painted!

Strelok
30-03-2007, 17:04
I second Jasevx. I want to see more of these guys!

Weregerbil
30-03-2007, 19:19
There british, they've already drunk it!

What makes you think we British drink alot? Excuse the typing im only using one hand the other is holding my beer.

Very nice looking models and I love the way you have done the lasguns.

m3ntor
10-07-2007, 11:42
This log lives yet. This army isn't finished until it is properly finished.

So, recently, instead of not working on my guard, I've been... not working on my guard. In the traditional sense.

Quite a bit more of the background has been worked out in my head. Still not quite in written format, but I feel it may be close. I have decided that these particular chaps will be from the


137th Andrastashire Rifles

or something along those lines. As part of the BEF.

Also, I have decided I will be adding an Inquisitor to the army, mostly so I can include some Victorian madness.
And so, with this in mind I set to work.

And built a Space Marine.

This is all Doghouse's fault. As such it should be obvious it is 'actual scale' (-ish). He will be shoehorned into the Inquisitor's retinue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMcompare.jpg

As you can see I've made the greaves 1mm bigger in all directions, and added about a mil and a half above the belt.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMwip1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMwip2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMwip3.jpg

Still obviously very wip. I've been having quite a bit of trouble sorting out what I want with the head (think I know what I'm doing now).
He's supposed to look fairly steampunk, but with an Arthurian knight of the round table influence.
He's from an extinct chapter that were based on Avalon, one of Brythonia's moons (A swampy forested place, no human civilisation, with creepy mists and the like). All official record of the chapter has been suppressed by the Inquisition, and they are only known about in the legends and old wives tales.
Of the few surviving marines, most work for various branches of the Inquisition (This one in Xenos, Moriarty in the Legio, probably one in each of the others), a few work as loyalist mercenaries, others rove the galaxy and help where they are needed, one is a recovering alcoholic.

m3ntor
10-07-2007, 11:43
This (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/IronHart.png) (or similar) will be the colour scheme.

As yet the chapter is unnamed. I was thinking something like the 'Iron Harts' or 'Brass Lions', but I was just thinking as I was typing, considering the background, do they need a name?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMcompare2.jpg

And to finish, a pic of the other wips:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Groupwip.jpg

jasevx
10-07-2007, 11:45
Haven't seen this log for a bit! Glad its back, its got beer in the name (and some decent models as well ;) )

Dark Apostle197
10-07-2007, 11:49
Nice GS work, wish I was that good. Keep it up.

Catferret
10-07-2007, 13:15
Wow! That marine is excellent m3ntor! The only thing I'm not keen on is the exhaust pipe on his backpack. But that's just me being fussy.

It's a great piece of work, congrats. :)

CaptainSenioris
10-07-2007, 13:31
That marine looks more like space marines should, nice work. I like your guard as well, very nice.

keep up the good work!

MJO
10-07-2007, 14:17
Very nice! No…, I meant VERY NICE!

I admire your skills and your guardsmen. Full of character those little fellas.
It’s impressive how well you made those tin hats work. It actually took me some time to realise they are of Bretonian origin.

And the marine looks certainly steampunkish. Sweet.

Tom

Lord Cook
10-07-2007, 15:17
Excellent. I love the marine.

Crazy Ivan
10-07-2007, 15:30
Very nice, Sah! Looking forward to the other 'victorian madness'. These are definately some of the better conversions out there.

Penguin of Death
10-07-2007, 15:42
Mud, blood, beer and facial hair - I was hoping for Space Wolves!

But Steam Punk is nearly as good, nice GS work and great Marine, especially the back pack

scrubout
10-07-2007, 16:24
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/SMcompare.jpg

Still obviously very wip. I've been having quite a bit of trouble sorting out what I want with the head (think I know what I'm doing now).
He's supposed to look fairly steampunk, but with an Arthurian knight of the round table influence.
He's from an extinct chapter that were based on Avalon, one of Brythonia's moons (A swampy forested place, no human civilisation, with creepy mists and the like). All official record of the chapter has been suppressed by the Inquisition, and they are only known about in the legends and old wives tales.
Of the few surviving marines, most work for various branches of the Inquisition (This one in Xenos, Moriarty in the Legio, probably one in each of the others), a few work as loyalist mercenaries, others rove the galaxy and help where they are needed, one is a recovering alcoholic.

That looks excellent m3ntor, but was I the only one that thought of transformers from the wip shot? :chrome:

Looks like he's mid-transformation. That's a really great way to make a more true to scale marine, I'm gonna have to remember that method.

-scrubout

calcipher
10-07-2007, 16:50
m3ntor, your IG are really beautiful and more importantly they put a huge smile on my face! thankyou very much, sorry I havent popped in to say hello before me old china, anyway toodle pip.

wikear
10-07-2007, 18:52
the marine looks amazing... and it looks like simple, although time consuming operation... but how effective!

good work!

Vimes
10-07-2007, 22:51
Glad to see this log back.:)
Theese guys are great.
And finally i understand where the beer comes in:

Of the few surviving marines, most work for various branches of the Inquisition (This one in Xenos, Moriarty in the Legio, probably one in each of the others), a few work as loyalist mercenaries, others rove the galaxy and help where they are needed, one is a recovering alcoholic.:D

Cheers

Tyra_Nid
11-07-2007, 02:27
Oh, I likes, I LIKES! That marine is excellent, the big exhaust pipe is great. Looks quite steampunk from behind, not as much from the front.

Not sure how much I like the proposed colour scheme, but Ill see how it pans out.

m3ntor
11-07-2007, 03:58
Thanks everyone. :)


[...]not as much from the front.
He is still wip, could you suggest anything to help?


Not sure how much I like the proposed colour scheme, but Ill see how it pans out.
Uh, that was the old concept. Imagine the same replacing the collar, belt, and blue with the red. May or may not go with those arms and legs. Still, I don't know what will change as I paint it. Opinions will be sought as I go.

Meticulous
11-07-2007, 04:07
That Space Marine is absolutely wonderful; I'm going to try constructing one or two myself once more of my army fleshes out.

And of course, the Guard are wonderful as well. What, if I may ask, is the story with that WIP kroot with the wrench?

m3ntor
11-07-2007, 04:10
That's my Zulu kroot. :D Another for the retinue.

And it's a spear. Not a wrench. :mad: Like the Predator one.

:p

Meticulous
11-07-2007, 04:27
Ah, I see the spear now. I thought it was reminiscent of a Zulu, but then I thought 'but the wrench...'

But everything makes sense now!

bugbait_nz
11-07-2007, 05:54
Looking good, I particularly like the wheeled gun a few pages back, I guess this army is going to take quite some time to complete.

Bugbait out.

Still learning
11-07-2007, 12:38
wow, an update like you said. All is looking good and that marine... wow!

DarkSoldier
11-07-2007, 22:48
You've got to give an officer some fething huge mutton chops!

nanktank
12-07-2007, 00:03
These conversions are jolly good, keep up the good work.

Sek
01-12-2007, 09:09
Love these men. Great concept and beautifully done.
We are truly in the presence of a master modeler.
Keep up the good work.

Sek

P.S. - I just love all these WW1 armies, they truly bring out the talents of some fine people.
Does anyone know of a website that has a whole lot of WW1 info, particularly uniforms and insignia?

-Rock Out-

m3ntor
25-05-2008, 10:54
Ahem... And now, for my biannual update, I present: A Hellhound.

This has been in the works for far too long, but construction has finally finished. Can't wait to paint the thing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/HH_Frnt_strbrd.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/HH_Frnt_port.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/HH_Back_strbrd.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/HH_Back_port.jpg

During construction I realised the stock turret was just sitting on the top secured only by a small rod. If one inverted the tank said turret would fall off. This was clearly not good enough.
So, inspired by the then new project log of one MrP, to the bottom of the turret was installed the centre of a CD, and to the tank the centre of the CD case. Like so. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/HH_Frnt.jpg)
The turret now remains in place, rotates, and may be removed as required.

Also, the Inferno cannon moves up and down.

synapse
25-05-2008, 11:01
WOW! first time ive seen this thread! (damn me for not seeing it before)

i have to say, after looking through the thread, the first thing that comes to mind is the flawlessness of your plasticard work - the gun carriages and that hellhound are just amazing! any tips or tutorials on how they were done?

as to the guardsmen, theyre great! just the sort of thing ive always wanted to do with mine, including the helmets and the jackets really good job personalising the lasguns too!

and how can i not mention the marine! that steampunk goodness was great! nice work on the backpack and the overall proportions which i think are spot on!

great log!

shame youre so slow ;) :p

G.Hawke
25-05-2008, 11:10
i'm with synapse, this work is fantastic, shame i've never seen it before!

keep it up! love the hellhound!

hawke

HiredSword.
25-05-2008, 11:50
just had a second look at your hellhound, and I can't believe so much of it is plasticard, it's absolutely insane!


(also, you now have johnny cash in my head :p)

Monsterzonk
25-05-2008, 11:59
- subscribed -

There's some pretty awesome stuff going on here. Great work! That Hellhound is absolutely stunning!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Gen.Steiner
25-05-2008, 12:25
Your Hellhound is amazing - but the main question is this - why are there no more painted pics? ;)

doghouse
25-05-2008, 12:31
And built a Space Marine.

This is all Doghouse's fault.

:D

Amazing army and I herald the sentiments of the others when I say that I can't believe that I missed this log!!!

The guard are truely superb, as is the truescale marine and I'm a massive fan of WW I/Colonial style guard armies. These would look great fighting the Death Korps!

For the marine chapter I'd go with something along the lines of something with Lions in the title and tie them into the same founding as the Celestial Lions.
Lions of Avalon, Imperial Lions, something british empire sounding would work well.

Then extended Tadpole style tracks on the Hellhound are simply amazing! It took a second glance to realise that you'd extended them as the plasticard work is flawless!

Excellent work! :)

Arhalien
25-05-2008, 12:35
This is one ruddy impressive log!
The guardsmen are great conversions, outstripped only by the painting.
The plasticard work on the chimera is equally good.

Consider me subscribed!

HiredSword.
25-05-2008, 12:37
also, I would try and mute those chapter colours, at the moment they don't fit in at all with your gritty guard. A celestial lions successor (always had a soft spot for them) could work or maybe a dark angels succesor as they have the lion as one of their motifs, plus the darker colours they use would work well.

Take forgeworld for example, they use more muted chapters in their stories (e.g. red scorpions, dark angels - grey and dark green with small amounts of brighter colours) for a more realistic edge.

synapse
25-05-2008, 12:47
For the marine chapter I'd go with something along the lines of something with Lions in the title and tie them into the same founding as the Celestial Lions.
Lions of Avalon, Imperial Lions, something british empire sounding would work well.

Sons of the Three Lions (or somehing like that) is too much im guessing?

;)

MrP
25-05-2008, 13:02
Abso-bally-lutely brilliant, old man. Glad I could be of unwitting help with the turret! :)

Catferret
25-05-2008, 14:41
Nice to see another update here. :)

The reworked hull/track sections on the Hellhound are great. Very reminiscent of the WW1 tanks, which I guess was the idea.

Death Korp
26-05-2008, 00:17
That Hellhound looks the shiz, nice work matey :)

DK

Tyra_Nid
26-05-2008, 00:48
Yeah, i didnt notice back of hellhound was extended out at first- thought it was just undercoated.

LOOKS ****** GREAT!

Easily rivals the FW one...

El Presedente
26-05-2008, 01:27
That extention at the back looks flawless. A true work of plasticard art if ever I saw one

donuter
26-05-2008, 01:39
this army is pure briliance. i mean all the figs are wonderful. damn i hate people like you.....grumble.............crumble.............wi th ruhbarb............. and maybe custurd..................

tcraigen
26-05-2008, 02:37
wicked collection I love the re-sculpt of the marines helmet. Very cool good work.

Morden279
31-05-2008, 15:36
Cha'mone! Great to see this thread updated again, the Hellhound is more than a match for FW's offering! :)

malkkis
31-05-2008, 15:46
Wow, that's one nice piece sire. At first I thought it was FW Hellhound, but when I looked bit closer my jaws fell to the floor. The idea for turret mounting is also superb.

m3ntor
14-03-2009, 02:13
Hi all.

It's been a while, but now I've got something worth sharing.
So, for a good number of years I've had a spare Land Raider lying around (as one does), and, obviously they take quite a bit of inspiration from the old Mk.X tanks.
It has always seemed like quite a good idea to convert one, but it is disappointing the the LR is 'backwards' regarding the angle of the treads, front and back. Any conversions I've seen that reversed this have always looked like a backwards LR, nothing more. And, well, they still look like LRs.

With this in mind I set out, and, well, see for yourself:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank3.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank4.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank2.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank5.gif

Top View (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank6.gif)

I should point out that the cannons rotate horizontally and vertically, and the trailing wheels have about 30 degrees of movement.
As it turns out, I don't think there is a single pair of parallel lines in the tank. But that's what you get from designing on the fly.

synapse
14-03-2009, 02:18
as always, great tank-building.

Lord Cook
14-03-2009, 02:37
You continue to impress...

Tommygun
14-03-2009, 03:05
That is the best landraider conversion I have ever seen!
Did you ever get to finish that kroot Zulu mini?

Tyra_Nid
14-03-2009, 07:46
Great googly-moogly! Fantastic!

What will you use it as?

Gen.Steiner
14-03-2009, 08:25
It appears to be a locally-produced Leman Russ analogue, with sponson battlecannons and a hull lasgun.

Mega Nutz
14-03-2009, 10:06
That's fantastic, who needs parallel lines when something looks this good!! Awesome build and very well executed..

Vinsanity
14-03-2009, 10:22
That tank is fantastic... :p

hur@n
14-03-2009, 11:49
That's fantastic very good work i love your tank

T_55
15-03-2009, 02:20
Your guardsmen look so cool. Its intense. I don't want to consider how long it would take to get a large sized army of these guys done. The tank is frighteningly impressive.

Lord Solaar
15-03-2009, 05:45
absolutly fantastic

m3ntor
18-03-2009, 05:44
Thanks for the comments folks. I like comments.

I've undercoated the tank, and can now see a lot of problems that need attending to. So I'll spend a bit of time sanding and filing, patch up the undercoat, and try to start painting this weekend. I'll endeavour to get some pics up Sunday or so, and make more of an effort to keep this thread updated. Now that I have said it, it will be no doubt be governed by Murphy's law.


It appears to be a locally-produced Leman Russ analogue, with sponson battlecannons and a hull lasgun.

It's intended to be a hull Stubber. Made out of a cut down SM banner pole. I didn't have any actual Stubbers spare, and I felt it looked a little big. (Let's not comment on the whole 'heroic' scale thing.)


Did you ever get to finish that kroot Zulu mini?

Er, no, not yet. It was put on the backburner for a bit, but I suppose I could move it up the list.

razormasticator
18-03-2009, 12:11
Man you do excellent work. Those BEF infantry look spot on, youve got some talent my friend... talent!

Subscribed!

m3ntor
26-04-2009, 05:50
I feel I owe you an update. I'm painting, albeit slowly. This is still very (x2) wip.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Tank.jpg

I intend the final product to be very weathered, and I'm experimenting a little to get there.

I'm having trouble thinking up a name for it too. Suggestions so far have included Ajax, Achilles, Righteous Indignation, Inexorable, Onslaught, Genesis, Revelation, and so on. Do you folks have any suggestions?

Vote Kantor
26-04-2009, 06:29
Mud, Blood, Beer.

Tanks are allowed to have comedic names.

GREAT JOB ON EVERYTHING

<imagines that tank with mud blood and beer written on the side>

donuter
26-04-2009, 10:14
Truely awsome. I want one

Mr Kibbles
26-04-2009, 10:21
Truely awsome. I want one
I second that motion. That tank is amazing.

G.Hawke
26-04-2009, 10:42
that is one hell of beauty! great work.

hawke

Marshal Sinclair
26-04-2009, 10:56
I always enjoy reading through Guard logs, and this one is something special. Great work!

MF3000
03-06-2009, 02:46
Ooooo This is awesome stuff. I love the particular shade of green you use.

sj

Marshal2Crusaders
03-06-2009, 04:24
This army is great!

m3ntor
13-09-2009, 09:35
I've started on a Command Section (all very wip):

The Captain. Bernard Somebody-or-other. Just got to GS his boots and buttons.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Captain_wip_front.jpg
Back. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Captain_wip_back.jpg)
Left. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Captain_wip_left.jpg)
Right. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Captain_wip_right.jpg)

His Master's Vox:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Hismastersvox_wip_front.jpg
Left. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Hismastersvox_wip_left.jpg)
Back. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Hismastersvox_wip_backish.jpg)

Standard bearer:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Stdbearer_wip.jpg

Medic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Medic_wip_front.jpg
Back.[url]
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Medic_head_wip.jpg




~o0o~



Also, I recently won a 'Create a character' competition on another forum. I present The Shadow, the Brythonian equivalent of Sly Marbo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/AB_Character_Entry_m3ntor.jpg

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men...? The weed of heresy bears bitter fruit... [laughter]...”

Legend runs rife throughout the ranks of the Brythonian Expeditionary Forces of a dark figure who stalks the enemy trenches by night. Referred to as ‘The Black Eagle’, ‘The Shadow of Justice’, and a variety of other titles, in some of the more extraordinary stories he is rumoured to have been gassed to death during an Orkish invasion, but risen again by the Emperor’s Will.
The higher echelons of the BEF accept his presence without question and grant the few requests he makes. For they believe him to be an operative of Section 6, a powerful local organisation closely tied to the Inquisition and the Officio Assassinorum.
Whatever his true name and origin, he is, despite his appearance, a force delivering the Emperor’s Justice to the dark corners of the galaxy. Wielding a mysterious power to cloud men’s minds, he silently strides into battle, rarely speaking and forever maintaining a calm disposition. He is capable of infiltrating enemy lines and inflicting heavy casualties upon the bewildered and fearful foe, before fading back into the mists of no man’s land.

And some [URL=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Marboesque.jpg]'concept art'. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Medic_wip_back.jpg)




~o0o~



And, to change the subject completely, I'm also working on a squad of Catachans (for a particular definition of 'working'):
Here. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Catachan_squad_wip.jpg)

synapse
13-09-2009, 09:37
that command squad screams awesome - the tache, the vox, the goggles and apron! great stuff, and really crisp work on the GS. wish i could do that.

keep up the good work.

Lord Cook
13-09-2009, 09:59
The log lives!


Also, I recently won a 'Create a character' competition...

"Create" a character? ;) All he needs is a red scarf and you're good to go...

In all honesty, the GS work is godly, not just for the Shadow but also on the Captain's jacket and tie. After months of exile you've returned with somewhat of a bang.

cthorpe
13-09-2009, 10:00
Great to see you back with a fantastic update..

I love these new models.. great conversions / sculpting.. I envy your skills with 'Greenstuff'...

Please continue to inspire..

Best wishes,

Carl

m3ntor
13-09-2009, 10:07
"Create" a character? ;) All he needs is a red scarf and you're good to go...

In all honesty, the GS work is godly, not just for the Shadow but also on the Captain's jacket and tie. After months of exile you've returned with somewhat of a bang.

'Create' in the GW sense of the word. :P

And thanks for the compliments.

Gen.Steiner
13-09-2009, 10:41
Captain Sir Bernard Saint Josmane Fortesque-Widnes looks jolly spiffing, old man, as does his M.O. - indeed, all those HQ group models are ace.

Now get painting, you sluggard!

Crazy Ivan
13-09-2009, 10:43
Hurrah, he's back! Great stuff you have there, m3ntor, the Captain looks lovely, the medic looks creepy and the shadow looks awesome! (especially the top hat, which is strangely out of place but makes him look even better somehow.)

Good show!

Mr Kibbles
13-09-2009, 12:17
That Officer looks very much like the pompus upper class dandies of the British Army Officer Corps of the period. :D He looks very good. His tie is great.

The command squad looks great too, as does the shadow.

Pne thing about the captain though is that he shouldn't have those tabs on his collar. Only Generals had them.

Catferret
13-09-2009, 12:33
Great to see this log active again. That's some high quality converting/sculpting there. I love the officer and the medic, very nice.

The Shadow is full of character. Great stuff.

T_55
13-09-2009, 14:07
Holy crap! Captain Bernard looks bloody cool, the standard bearer as well! Once again, awesome army.

m3ntor
13-09-2009, 20:06
Pne thing about the captain though is that he shouldn't have those tabs on his collar. Only Generals had them.

I know, but he's going to be the highest ranking officer on the field in the game, so I decided to make him stand out a bit.



Thanks for the comments everyone.

Gen.Steiner
13-09-2009, 21:33
I know, but he's going to be the highest ranking officer on the field in the game, so I decided to make him stand out a bit.

Make them a regimental honorific, in the same way that the Life Guards have highly polished cap badges while the Blues and Royals have black-painted badges. Some time in the distant past a junior officer of the regiment had to take over the role of general and won a great battle, and as a result the regiment's officers were allowed to wear general staff collar tabs. :D

Mr Kibbles
13-09-2009, 22:11
Cool. In my last post I was trying to stir up poo with you British by talking like my countrymen of the period, who were contemptious of their British forebears and their Generals who were "playing at war," so to speak. :)

Tyra_Nid
14-09-2009, 01:35
Oh. My. God.

That captain is BRILLIANT!

Mr Kibbles
14-09-2009, 06:54
Yes the scuplting is amazing

donuter
14-09-2009, 21:12
You Aussi's. Fine lads the lot of ya

kanealot
16-09-2009, 16:52
Your Marbo looks awesome....

razormasticator
16-09-2009, 20:46
WOW bro, WOW...

m3ntor
09-01-2010, 08:08
Captain Bernard Pearce. Famed for his devastating artillery barrages and deadly bayonet charges. Often simultaneously.

http://209.85.122.83/2/150/0/p1008846/CptBernardPearce.jpg

Finished him up in November, forgot to post him. Photos are a little shoddy, took them in a rush but haven't go around to redoing them yet.
I'm not 100% happy with some parts, like the base, which I had to rush to get it finished for a competition (2nd place iirc). I do like the way the regimental markings came out though. Also - and I don't think it came out in the photos - I've painted campaign badges (I think that's what they are) along the top of his left pocket. They look good irl.
For this guy I've also tried out a new colour scheme. Instead of using Catachan green as the basis for the fatigues I've used Vallejo English Uniform (Thanks Tyra_Nid (http://www.warseer.com/forums/member.php?u=1164)), and I am very impressed. I'll be using it for the rest of the army. Luckily there isn't much to repaint.

Medic to follow in a week or so.

Mega Nutz
09-01-2010, 08:20
Absolutely spiffing old boy!!!

Tyra_Nid
09-01-2010, 11:45
absolutely stunning... puts my paltry effortts to shame...

thanks again for showing me its possible to sculpt a british uniform on cadians, even if i cant pull it off as well as you!

Corvussanctus
09-01-2010, 12:41
Stunning! Absolutly Stunning! GW should make such minatures!

Lord Cook
09-01-2010, 16:42
Absolutely capital old boy! May I show this picture elsewhere please?

m3ntor
09-01-2010, 20:38
Thanks folks.

Tyra_Nid - Don't believe that for a second.

Lord Cook - Please do. Same goes for anything else, past, present or future.

precinctomega
09-01-2010, 20:56
Brilliant work, throughout!

R.

Mr Kibbles
10-01-2010, 03:17
Jolly Good, old chap! :D I like the addition of the pips on his shoulder pad. That paint-job is beautiful btw.

CapitanMee
10-01-2010, 03:54
Lovely work you got there, amazing sculpting. Any chance you can give out some tips on how you make you models look so natural?

arget8
10-01-2010, 18:30
HOLY CRAP Holy Crap holy crap!!! ******* sweet! I absolutely must have a tutorial for these guys, especially the torsos and helmets. I think it would be absolutely spectacular to field an army of WWI doughboys, I could only hope to have an army as good looking as yours! I must have it!

cerealkiller195
10-01-2010, 20:17
very nicely done, also A+ on effort making campaign badges on the artillery officer. Also way to go on the Vallejo paint the only ties i have paint wise to GW is some foundations, washes and metallics. Even then Vallejo wins over my heart when it comes to getting varied/useful paints.

Gonfrask
11-01-2010, 00:45
Suscribed!

The conversions on the comand squad are really good, I don´t know how I don´t see this thread before

Mr. Ultra
13-01-2010, 14:23
Captain Bernard Pearce. Famed for his devastating artillery barrages and deadly bayonet charges. Often simultaneously.

That's my favourite kind of field commander!! :D

Rhaivaen
13-01-2010, 16:30
Top notch quality!

m3ntor
31-01-2010, 01:56
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Imperial%20Guard/Medic_final.jpg

Not 100% convinced with the blood. Freehand got a bit lumpy in places. Looks better in person. Overall I'm happy though.

FreakForge
31-01-2010, 02:10
Sir:

Your work is getting better and better with every update.

Congrats on such fine and unique models!

I will drink an old Stout beer in you honor!

Cheers.

Dakkapantz
31-01-2010, 05:14
Awesome guard! I love the Captain, his moustaches are fantastic! If I ever do an IG army, I'll definitly give him a HUGE handlebar moustache like that!:D

Cheers

Peyton

Mr Kibbles
31-01-2010, 05:59
Wow, awesome work on the doctor. The blood looks very horrorshow. And realistic of course. :)

Mega Nutz
31-01-2010, 08:46
Great looking field surgeon!

Now where's the beer?

Arjac
31-01-2010, 10:45
I having just see this for the first time, I'd like to say well done this is very inspiring stuff!!

Tyra_Nid
01-02-2010, 00:02
Hmmm, not as big a fan of the Doc, I think the blood is a bit overkill but it has been done well, and fits with the thread title :p

Crazy Ivan
01-02-2010, 00:17
The officer is excellent, and that surgeon is one of the scariest models I've ever seen on these forums. Well done sir!

Skullforger
01-02-2010, 00:18
WOW! Really good work! Especially the Mark V just made my jaw fall to the floor. Huge compliments about your lord as well! Incredible!
Please keep updating!

odmiller
01-02-2010, 08:16
Amazing stuff. I love the surgeon. Brilliant.

Gen.Steiner
01-02-2010, 11:54
The surgeon's good, if blood-soaked! You have to do a stretcher-party now.

Nero Vipus
21-03-2010, 14:10
I love this army! the captain looks amazing, you can just imagine him on a battlefield casually inspecting hisforces marching into hell. Your greenstuffing skills are brilliant, WOW just WOW :D

Morden279
22-03-2010, 08:22
The surgeon's bonesaw is excellent. Very tempted to "borrow" the design at a later date if that ok, m3ntor? ;)

m3ntor
23-03-2010, 10:22
Borrow away. Chances are I'll be doing the same to your stuff. :D

salvindogath
23-03-2010, 13:22
Just read through the whole log, absolutely amazing work dude! I especially like the commander, medic and heavy bolter!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/m3ntor/Groupwip.jpg[/QUOTE]

Is that a Zulu Kroot on the right?

Makaber
23-03-2010, 17:51
This is probably my favorite plog ever. Both the enormeously cool theme, the inspired ideas, and the absolutely incredible work realising them. Immense stuff.

Morden279
23-03-2010, 18:49
Is that a Zulu Kroot on the right?

That's just made my day...

Thanks M3ntor. :D

Mr Kibbles
24-03-2010, 07:20
Nice work man. I love that sniper

Green-is-best
24-03-2010, 08:51
Awesome work, I'm glad I stumbled across this log!

lasergreger
24-03-2010, 09:50
I don't know of any more superlatives then has already been (rightfully) showered over you. I'll simply say that your work is top class and amazing.

Ol'Sarge2K
24-03-2010, 23:40
Wow, really impressive stuff. The Command Group looks fantastic.

The Leman looks great too.... Maybe one sponson could be the battlecannon, and the other sponson changed to a heavy bolter. For a Leman Russ Hermaphrodite.

Makaber
31-03-2010, 00:22
Hi!

I remembered earlier in your post, you mentioned how you wanted to jazz up the Sentinels a bit. I was thinking something along the lines of a Hurricane Walker from Warzone. I tried finding a good image of the illustration in the rules, which are a lot better than the model, however I only found the latter, which is like this: http://www.headbutzhovel.org/gallery/Sci-Fi/bryimhurrwar1_small.jpg

Basically, it's a stubby Hurricane fuselage on a pair of legs. I didn't mention it earlier, because I had no idea on how to translate it to a Sentinel chassis, because the profile is so dependent on the rounded nose.

However, I was checking ut Tekels Catachan plog, and I found a picture of one of his sentinels: http://www.majhost.com/gallery/Gukko/random/Warhammer/Catachan/WIP/sentinelb.jpg

If you did something similar ... I imagine adding a "lid" on the personel compartmen, with a slightly narrower cockpit canopy of some sort on top, make it look a bit like a World War II fighter ... It's a bit anacronistic, but would "brit" them up quite a bit, I think.

While writing this, I also figured you might just skip the entire canopy, and go for an open-cockpit solution, with only a forwards windshield, WW I style. Hell, you can even mount the multilaser on top of the hull, in front of the cockpit, to further the look! If it wasn't so damn late, I'd make a scetch, because I think it would work very well.

m3ntor
31-03-2010, 04:59
Hi!

I remembered earlier in your post, you mentioned how you wanted to jazz up the Sentinels a bit. I was thinking something along the lines of a Hurricane Walker from Warzone. I tried finding a good image of the illustration in the rules, which are a lot better than the model, however I only found the latter, which is like this: http://www.headbutzhovel.org/gallery/Sci-Fi/bryimhurrwar1_small.jpg

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I see where you're coming from, and it's a good idea. There is a lot of potential with the sentinel. It's definitely something I will consider for the future, but I might not bother at the moment.

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In other news, I may be later with my update than I had hoped. I've remodelled the infantry that I have, creating a better look that is easier to convert and gives a better look overall, particularly with the lasguns.
I'm in the process of painting them in their new colours at the moment.

logan054
31-03-2010, 10:06
this is some really great stuff, love the tank and the field medic/butcher guy, nice paint jobs, great conversion

anselminus
31-03-2010, 10:40
really impressive army i really love yours scratch builts