Hi, this is going to be the new house for my Luna Wolves Project, the objective is to model an Pre-Heresy Luna Wolves army, both for display and tabletop gaming. I'm trying to keep it as accurate as possible on visual terms and to reproduce all the tiny details.
Since I'm going trough a lot of hoops to gather background information on Pre-Heresy stuff, from armour type looks, to weapons and tabletop organization, I'll also post here a "bibliography" of all the links and stuff I based myself to build my army. I'll also try to refer the conversion tutorials, techniques and sprue sources. This may sound unecessary to a "pro", but it may help the "initiate" fan in the future to get a similar project going.
I'd like to thank to everyone that is helping me out on doing my homework for this project, and yes, I will be nagging you some more with questions and doubts
So, first, some references:
The basic and indispensable refence sources I've used were of course, google, GW's website (uk and us) and wikipedia.
These are the links to several threads I've created here on waseer and on other forums, like pre-heresy and bolter and chainsword. These cover a lot of resources and contributions from all the kind members that lend a hand on this project, from rules and organizations, to visual references, background informations, tutorials and so on, and so on.
Warseer forum thread: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=67561
Pre-Heresy forum thread:
Bolter and chainsword thread:
As for the visual reference and information, there are some quicklinks to armour, color and weapons:
Some conversion model examples of Pre-heresy armies:
The Horus Heresy card game:
And of course some googleing (usefull for some justaerin termie images).
Some quicklinks to painting tutorials:
Black armour (using it on the justaerin)
FearFrost's basic layering tutorial:
Spkyjames's ultramarines and colors
As for GS usage, there are some great tutorials on the GW website and they are quite easy to find.
Regarding background information on Pre-heresy armies, the best is to read the Horus novels (Horus Rising, False Gods and Galaxy in Flames), in my forum threads (posted at the top) is also some very usefull background information covering armour, weapons, PH facts and general codex stuff.
As for tabletop organization and rules of an Pre-Heresy army, being a total noob at that, I've found some threads that were really interesting:
At this point I wont be linking any conversion tutorials, there are plenty around both on warseer and on pre-heresy forums (specially this one) and listing them all is too much time-consuming. Hey, at least I told you where to find them When I post some modding WIP I'll have some more solid sources and input on the matter, so I might reference some links then.
This information regards my basic homework on the matter, I also recomend looking into some of the threads on all the three mentioned forums, as they have much more aditional information, specially on similar projects were you be in awe of some fabulous armies and learn/import some techniques and ideas to your own project. I'll be adding up stuff to this part of the log as I go along with some WIP.
Now for the cool part, the sprues and bits. Not having any surplus sprues or bits of my own, I've had to bought some, my "shops" where the obvious ones:
-Gw's online store
Since I intend to build an nice and diversified army, i've decided to gather my bits on a "representative" way (eg. MK3 head, Mk4 head, abbadon head, etc), having enough to build a few display-quality models of all the types of units I'll placing on my army (eg. Combat sq marine, assault sq marine, heavy weapons sqd marine, termie, etc), when that stage is done, I'll just have to replicate them to get a an army. This allows me to narrow down all the mods and techniques to use and the look and feel of each unit, this may seem silly, but I like doing it this way.
So, so far I've gathered the following sprues and bits:
Space Marine combat squad(boxed)
Chaos Terminator Reaper Autocannon 2x
Abbadon's Head 2x
Iron Warriors Head 4 x10
Bolters Boltguns x10 bits Space Marine
Space Marine Legs x10 bits
Black Templars Maximus MK4 Helmets x4 Bits
Black Templars MK2 Crusade Helmets x4bits
Running Legs x5 Bits Space Marine
Space Marine Heads x10 Bits Helmets
Space Marine Torsos x5 Bits
Space Marine MK5 Hersey Strap Body Torsos bits x10
Studded Shoulder Pads x5 bits Space Marine
Chaos Space Marine Body Torsos x8 Bits
Space Marine Tactical Squad Upgrade Sprue
Terminator Heavy Flamer bits
Terminator Legs x5 Bits
Terminator Body Torsos x5 Bits
Terminator Groin Armor Plates x5 Bits
Terminator Lightning Claws Bits Set D
Terminator Screaming Sgt Head Bits
Terminator Sgt Power Sword Bits
Terminator Chainfist x4 bits
Terminator Powerfists x4 Bits
Space Marine Devastator Squad (boxed)
Small ammo pouches x20
Bolter arms x30
Bolt Pistol Holsters x20
Space Marine BackPacks x30
Space Marine Shoulder Pad x40
Standart Bearer Bits
Apothecary Upgrade bits
Chaos Space Marines Battle Force
Grey Knight Terminator Squad
Rogue Trader Dreadnought
SM Metal dreadnought 3x
space marine assault weapons and "arquive jetpack (from GW) "Chaos Jumpacks
command squad sprues (for some of my characters)
A bunch of Chaos terminator Lord minis.
Chaos Army Boxset
Dark Angels Veterans (x2 boxes)
Black templar Command Sprue
Assorted "pre-heresy" rhinos (yay for ebay)
Chaos Terminators (x2 Boxes)
Several "vintage" minis and weapons
Space Marine Chaptermasters
Space Marine Veterans MKII
On my shopping list I also have:
Iron warriors Torso (maybe 5x or 6x)
Iron warriors head 1 and 3 (5x each)
Iron Hands legs 1 and 2 (2x each)
Roman Style Tabbard x6
Sargent Head with studs x1
Then, when all is set and painted, I'll just order the needed bits to make more of each type. All of those bits are en route to me, so as soon as they arrive, I'll start posting some wip
C&C, suggestions, tips and help are most welcome