I like the yellow. The weathering looks great!
Looking forward to more,
Swifty 2; I will keep and eye out of the crusader helmet, I've added it to my wanted list.
Laughing God; Thanks.
Sinister Fence; Don't be afraid post them on here and put a link in your Sig.
Test Marine MK3.
It might seem like a unecessary amount of pictures for a single test figure but I want you to be able to see him clearly. These arn't the greatest photos and I havn't done the best paint job on him but hopefully you get the idea a little better than before.
The yellow is alot smoother in real life and once I start on the actual army it will be smoother still.
Without Battle Damage.
With Battle damage.
A shot with a different angle and different lighting.
Black Spray undercoat.
1 Coat of Iyanden Darksun.
Another Coat of Iyanden Darksun.
Chaos black and scorched brown mixed wash.
Iyanden Darksun mixed with Sunburst yellow.
Mix in a little more sunburst.
A little more sunburst.
Then just add some battle damage and your done.
Once I have a chance to get some of the army painted I will get a good step by step guide up for you all.
these are all looking really good, cant wait to see more, especially the sicarius convertion!
LordKhaine; Thanks, I really like your Pre Heresy Space wolves. Your in luck with the update my friend.
I had a look through my set of Iron warrior parts that I ordered and remembered Swift 2's suggestion for the crusade helmet so I shaved the horns off one of them and gave it to the commander.
I've still got to neated up the brown stuff, add some rivets and do alot of work with the arms but the finishing line is near for this guy.
Hope you like him.
My personal feeling is that the battle damage might be a bit too much on a figure of that size, but that's really down to personal taste. The pose of the Captain is great - he looks like he's waiting for someone to clobber!
Any additional detailing planned?
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Tybalt Andrus; I thought I may have put a bit too much battle damaged on aswell but bear in mind that those photos are huge! The actual model isn't even as big as the head of the marine on my PC screen.
As for extra details I will be adding rivets to the backpack, iron skirt and perhaps some on part of the chest piece. I need to sculpt some detail onto the belt surrounding the Fist plate and the Ultramarine symbols on the loin cloth I plan to turn into Fist's which might be a little easier said than done.
Swift2. Thanks once again for the idea I personally really like the helmet just got to neaten it up a little more.
Consider the Iron Warriors head idea stolen, hehe.
They're looking awesome so far, sir. I can't wait for the tanks to get some paint.
Another quick update,
I put the rest of the forgeworld stuff together.
All I have left to do is magnetise the Dozer blades, neaten up the deadnought arm, finish the commander, make six jump packs and then I can go full force into the painting.
Looking good so far...I really like the gritty yellow you have cooked up.
As for jump packs I have used the 'jet boosters' from wookiehole.com for my pre-heresy World Eaters and I think they work quite well:
Looking foward to seeing these guys with more paint on!
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Great log, love the work on Sicarius, he's going to fit perfect.
Another option for jump packs would be: http://www.maxmini.eu/store/index.ph...products_id=49
Jim & Red Scorpion. I did look into the Jump pack turbines from wookie hole but the website doesn't seem to exist anymore. The Maxmini ones I don't really like.
I'm going to be using this guide on Bolter & Chainsword;
I have all the bits already I've just got to make them.
Some really nice (imperial) fists you have got there! Looking forward to see those jump pack you plan on doing. I don't really like the dozer blades on the predators, but hey! That's just me
Hi, I've been lurking for a while following this and love the look of your army.
Wookiehole stopped selling about 6 months ago, I have a set of their boosters tho and a load of the maxmini ones and found the wookie hole ones to be a bit small.
Have seen that tutorial before and look great, I was planning to follow it myself before finding the maxmini packs which I've used on my pre-heresy Imperial Fists. (Guess i'll have to get my own log going now too to show people )
All I can say is love the work, and looking forward to seeing more
Bane Sword, Thanks the jump packs I will make once I have one coat of yellow on the whole army so it shouldn't be to long.
Funky Chef, Thanks for your compliment and your first ever post you will have to put your Imperial fist's up here.
There will plenty more to this army than just what you have seen so far.
A very small update....
I added some tiny fist's to the bottom of the tabbard instead of the "U" that they had before. What do you think do they look like fist's just bearing in mind that the fists you can see on here are blown up to be at least 5 times bigger.
I was meant to be playing a game tonight but the shop was shut so instead I got painting. The commander is nearly finished and I'm ust about to start the jump packs.
It's not a real update as such but I've decided on my full 3000 point Apocolypse army list;
4 Honour Guard.
Chapter Champion with Thunder hammer.
Tactical Squad 1.
Tactical Squad 2.
Tactical Squad 3.
10 Assault Marines.
3x Heavy bolters.
2x Multi Meltas.
1x Heavy Flamer.
That leaves me 20 points spare to arm the Chapter Master. I can always juggle some point around from other units as well.
The Marine commander who was my Rogal Dorn substitute will now be the Chapter Champion leaving me some room to make.... Dorn!
I've already decided what models I will be using for Dorn's honour guard and will be ordering them this week, as for Dorn himself I am thinking of using Marneus Calgar in Terminator armour as a base.
So how does that army sound to you all? Plenty of scope for Pre Heresy units and enough firepower to really fit the Imperial Fist's.
Eltanko; I'm making the assault marine jump packs at the moment (Although I might just buy some Rogue Trader ones instead) so once I have his jump pack I will post some more pictures of him and his assault squad.