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bigcheese76
21-07-2010, 17:42
How's progress on the Thunderhawk dude?
I was thinking exactly the same thing. Would love to see some WIP pictures to see where you are at with it.

ilikebmxbikes
21-07-2010, 22:34
sorry for the lack of painting updates. i have been taking my time with this squad. sorry for the poor pics. I snapped them really quickly - the lighting is too close and it makes their colors look washed out/overly shinny. Can anyone guess what figure the Sgt is based off of?

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Here is the thunderhawk - so far i just have been cleaning it up. I have the crew assembled. I cut up the forgeworld crew and added BA torso's off the DC sprue and gave them some master of the chapter heards. I will post pics when i get the cockpit painted.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-07-21at32926PM.png

donuter
21-07-2010, 23:13
For the figure i'm gonna say the old limited edition SM statues they did, as he looks a bit like the DC one.
Otherwise. looking good as ever

PrimeMinisterSinister
22-07-2010, 01:44
Gamesday guy with the thunderhammer?

ilikebmxbikes
22-07-2010, 02:27
Gamesday guy with the thunderhammer?

YEP - you are right. the rest of the figures parts will come out in some other stuff i am working on down the road.

Again, let me know if you are looking for any more bits or anything before you go to buy any and I will see if I have them in my bits box. if i have anything you need, i will send it free of charge

Ridicule
22-07-2010, 08:50
Hell yeah, looking forward to more progress-pics of the Thunderhawk. Keep at it! :)

sheep
22-07-2010, 09:36
The latest squad looks great mate, good luck with the thunderhawk. Thats a big hunk of resin :D

Cheers

Sheep

Astraeos
22-07-2010, 16:43
Thought it was that Thunderhammer guy. It makes for a good looking sergeant, but in that squad you seem to have one guy playing 'Air Boltgun'!

That Thunderhawk will definitely be something to see when it's finished.

Mega Nutz
22-07-2010, 16:53
That's another great looking squad. Love the Sgt's pose/positioning!

punkfish
22-07-2010, 20:30
Nicely done as always, really like the GD miniature conversion, simple but very effective.


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ilikebmxbikes
24-07-2010, 02:25
I got the bases done and started decaling the figures. I am going to decal my 2nd tac, dev and assault squad. I dont want to get too far behind on it.

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eltanko
24-07-2010, 18:04
As always I am uber impressed with your angels, they are stunning. Really like the detail on the knees and the sergeant really stands out with the cc weapons and tr wreathed helmet.

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
25-07-2010, 03:57
another not too exciting update - got my razorback painted. I still wasnt sold on my heavy flamer turret so I kept the heavy bolters on.
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TomG
25-07-2010, 08:12
Your Blood Angels army is growing every day. Too fast for me. :) Ive finished the first tactical squad and you have three of them and many other stuff. Oh Dear. ;D

ilikebmxbikes
25-07-2010, 08:48
Your Blood Angels army is growing every day. Too fast for me. :) Ive finished the first tactical squad and you have three of them and many other stuff. Oh Dear. ;D

a bit more(a lot more*) attention goes into your figures.. and their bases.

for those who havent seen it: check tomy G's really good BA log here.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199370

Siam-Tiger
25-07-2010, 10:06
The razorback looks ace, i am a big fan of this log, keep it up :)

punkfish
25-07-2010, 14:50
Nice Razorback! I like the use of the FW turret.

Mega Nutz
25-07-2010, 15:45
Sweet looking DC & transport!!

Astraeos
25-07-2010, 18:43
You've got a good looking Rhino there, nice one!

If you think that log's good, then I'll go and have a look for myself.

salvindogath
25-07-2010, 18:50
The death company razorback looks awesome bmx! Could we get a shot of all the death comany with their shiney new toy? Pretty please?

PrimeMinisterSinister
25-07-2010, 22:15
I love how readily you use awesome parts on fairly mundane guys. Using that body for a sarg is just inspired. You've actually broken me of my habit of saving the cool bitz for characters and it's really helped spread character around my DIY chapter.
Thanks.
Also, if you have a pair of lightning class for power armour, I'd be thrilled to get my mits on them.

ilikebmxbikes
27-07-2010, 02:42
The death company razorback looks awesome bmx! Could we get a shot of all the death comany with their shiney new toy? Pretty please?

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-07-26at74053PM.png

ilikebmxbikes
27-07-2010, 02:47
I had to take a break from painting red so I got a few guys painted from my steel legion / Salamander support force. The steel legion figures are very easy to paint. I swear after painting this much red anything is easy to paint. I built and painted the unit in a few hours. I could probably paint an entire unit 10 in a day if I went at it. I am pretty pleased with the figures though. They are based on the games workshop colors, but I deviated in a few areas and made them a bit darker to suite my style. I want to get all of the Regimental Advisors and give them a decked out Forgeworld Chimera. Let me know what you guys think.

With the limited number of poses you can get with the pewters, i cut off a bunch of Sgt. and Lt. arms and heads and will be converting them with the IG plastic range. the parts fit together well.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-07-26at74020PM.png

Photo with some marines for scale- The steel legion figures are smaller than the plastic cadian and catachan figures, which makes everything look more truescale when they are near the marines

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-07-26at74029PM.png

few conversions/ details
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-07-26at74035PM.png

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salvindogath
27-07-2010, 06:34
Cheers bmx, they death company look very nice with the razorback!
Nice work on the steel legion too, I vastly prefer your version of the colour scheme over the standard GW one, and the conversions are a nice touch! Will you be basing the advisors around steel legion bits or just keeping them as the current models? Also, a forgeworld chimera sounds like a very nice plan indeed!

Ridicule
27-07-2010, 07:06
Wow, that was a nice surprise, SL-figures and the Salamander looks ace. Just the fact that you do Salamanders on the side make me all warm and fuzzy inside ^^

TomG
27-07-2010, 09:10
Nice. So, when we will see some piece of terrain from fields of Armageddon? :D

ilikebmxbikes
27-07-2010, 20:09
Nice. So, when we will see some piece of terrain from fields of Armageddon? :D

I havent gotten that far yet... Some friends of mine I used to play 40K just got back into it. Pretty crazy that in the last six months, two groups of friends hit me up after not talking to them in years, saying they got back into 40k. Pretty awesome. With everyone back into the game, it is getting time to get some games in, which will lead to getting some good terrain built.


Wow, that was a nice surprise, SL-figures and the Salamander looks ace. Just the fact that you do Salamanders on the side make me all warm and fuzzy inside ^^

They are more just a side project to back up the steel legion. For that army, I want like 140 Steel Legion, Most mounted in Chimeras, some leman russes, hell hounds, and some sentinels. Assisting them will be a small group of salamanders, maybe 15-20 figures mounted in transports and a basic predator. I am really projecting into the future with that army, my Blood angel's company is only about half done. But after painting some steel legion as testers, they were pretty fun and dont take long at all, which is good because they take about as much time as I want to budget for a 5pt figure. ha. I want to paint 30 or so steel legion then hop back into the Blood Angels and get the rest of them out.


Cheers bmx, they death company look very nice with the razorback!
Nice work on the steel legion too, I vastly prefer your version of the colour scheme over the standard GW one, and the conversions are a nice touch! Will you be basing the advisors around steel legion bits or just keeping them as the current models? Also, a forgeworld chimera sounds like a very nice plan indeed!

I havent decided yet on the advisors. I like the master of the ordinance and the fleet officer figures from GW. they would be good just how they are, maybe just add a rebreather and paint them in a more desert color. The Astropath is also a pretty good figure, for him I would do the same.

The body guards are more where I have been throwing around ideas. I could build some out of steel legion parts mixed with cadian stuff. I could get some cool looking figures that way. Or, I was thinking about putting two armageddon ork hunters in there to protect my commander. they would be parts mixed from catachan and cadian command sprue. Imagine cadian with catachan head, close combat weapons, cadian lt. robed legs, and sculpted rebreathers.

Astraeos
27-07-2010, 21:44
I like your Salamander captain and your Steel legion are looking cool. That head swap on the colonel works really well.

Ridicule
28-07-2010, 10:49
They are more just a side project to back up the steel legion. For that army, I want like 140 Steel Legion, Most mounted in Chimeras, some leman russes, hell hounds, and some sentinels. Assisting them will be a small group of salamanders, maybe 15-20 figures mounted in transports and a basic predator. I am really projecting into the future with that army, my Blood angel's company is only about half done. But after painting some steel legion as testers, they were pretty fun and dont take long at all, which is good because they take about as much time as I want to budget for a 5pt figure. ha. I want to paint 30 or so steel legion then hop back into the Blood Angels and get the rest of them out.


Yeah, I understand they are just a side-project but still, I myself is almost done with my Cadian army and will after that do a collaborated marine force consisting of Salamanders (Drop-pod based) and Iron Hands (Mechanized and techy).

I think it's really cool that you keep the astartes support for the Steel Legions small and overall to stay true to the fluff of the 2nd/3rd? War for Armageddon is a real nice bonus :) Looking forward to more updates on that project. Btw, you should get a separate log for it :)

I just realised that the Blood Angels were heavily involved in the second and third War for Armageddon... is there a connection to Armageddon for your Blood Angels as well? :P

ilikebmxbikes
28-07-2010, 19:44
Yeah, I understand they are just a side-project but still, I myself is almost done with my Cadian army and will after that do a collaborated marine force consisting of Salamanders (Drop-pod based) and Iron Hands (Mechanized and techy).

I think it's really cool that you keep the astartes support for the Steel Legions small and overall to stay true to the fluff of the 2nd/3rd? War for Armageddon is a real nice bonus :) Looking forward to more updates on that project. Btw, you should get a separate log for it :)

I just realised that the Blood Angels were heavily involved in the second and third War for Armageddon... is there a connection to Armageddon for your Blood Angels as well? :P

My blood angels are 2nd War for Armageddon themed. In 2nd war, the whole chapter was there, where in third, just the BA 3rd Company under Tycho were initially involved.

I definatly want to keep the Salamanders group small to keep with the fluff. Im glad you noticed that was a deliberate decision. i think one marine for every 5-8 IG is a good proportion. And giving them two rhinos and a Razorback will allow them to keep up with the Armored Fist squads and a stock predator with auto canon and heavy bolters will be a nice choice. Their group will contrast nicely with the Steel legion.

Petay1985
29-07-2010, 07:47
The steel legion are lookg really great fella, i especially like the Senior Officer conversion, very nice indeed. Keep up the good work.

Ridicule
29-07-2010, 08:03
My blood angels are 2nd War for Armageddon themed. In 2nd war, the whole chapter was there, where in third, just the BA 3rd Company under Tycho were initially involved.

I definatly want to keep the Salamanders group small to keep with the fluff. Im glad you noticed that was a deliberate decision. i think one marine for every 5-8 IG is a good proportion. And giving them two rhinos and a Razorback will allow them to keep up with the Armored Fist squads and a stock predator with auto canon and heavy bolters will be a nice choice. Their group will contrast nicely with the Steel legion.

Sounds great to me, I love properly fluffed armies :) Are you going for a specific amount of points for the SL/Sallies army in total? I think one sallie for every 5 is enough, maybe less? I mean, that's one Tactical Squad for every 5th Infantry Squad :P

PrimeMinisterSinister
02-08-2010, 03:12
Love the inclusion of the Steel Legion. I think the medic being rather nondescript is a cool touch. Keeps him from getting sniped, I guess.
Good call on darkening the tones; they look too much like cartoons when they're painted 'properly.'
I'm not big on the retconed salamander skin-tone, but the highlighting on it is really well done. I liked it when they were just black dudes.
Quick question: How much do you end up trimming off the bottom of the masters of the chapter's heads?

ilikebmxbikes
09-08-2010, 19:04
Sounds great to me, I love properly fluffed armies :) Are you going for a specific amount of points for the SL/Sallies army in total? I think one sallie for every 5 is enough, maybe less? I mean, that's one Tactical Squad for every 5th Infantry Squad :P

not sure on the points. I have about 150 steel legion figures total. Im just going to paint as many as I can in between the blood angels.


Love the inclusion of the Steel Legion. I think the medic being rather nondescript is a cool touch. Keeps him from getting sniped, I guess.
Good call on darkening the tones; they look too much like cartoons when they're painted 'properly.'
I'm not big on the retconed salamander skin-tone, but the highlighting on it is really well done. I liked it when they were just black dudes.
Quick question: How much do you end up trimming off the bottom of the masters of the chapter's heads?

I usually trim the entire knob off that is on the bottom of the neck joint on the masters of the chapters head.

I like the darker colors too. They are good too because they are quicker to paint than regular GW color scheme.

ilikebmxbikes
26-08-2010, 19:08
few updates

Got my Thunderhawk crew painted
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-08-26at120458PM.png

Steel legion Tank - Sorry for the poor photos
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-08-26at120513PM.png
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punkfish
26-08-2010, 20:01
Loving the Steel Legion colour scheme, the Leman Russ camo looks v nice!

Good work on the TH crew too.

Smarine14
26-08-2010, 20:02
"The steel legion tank slowly advances over the paintpot plains towards the enemy."

Nice work on the thunderhawk crew waiting to see more ;)

Brother Alexos
26-08-2010, 23:17
those marine crew look teeny in that Thunderhawk.

eltanko
26-08-2010, 23:52
Very cool steel legion update, especially the heavy bolter. The tank has a really cool scheme also. I like the very serious looks on those Hawk pilots faces aswell. Though a shouting face would look quite comical, like they are about to crash!!

ElTanko

Ridicule
27-08-2010, 08:18
Nice to see an update, I miss this log :P Hope we get more soon. Keep it up man!

Hammer49
27-08-2010, 17:45
Steel legion are looking very good. Great colour scheme.

Astraeos
27-08-2010, 19:19
Good work, the Leman Russ photo's aren't that bad. I can see the tank well and that's all that is needed. And it's a great tank!

ilikebmxbikes
05-09-2010, 03:34
small update - i have been Decaling my marines and getting all the small touches finished. The yellow company decal really looks great on the red armor.

My huge box of forgeworld stuff came.

Mk6, Mk5, and MK4 along with a ton of the new bolters will be integrated into the rest of my figures. I am also contemplating doing a sternguard unit. They are great in the game and with the new MK5 armor and a mix of FW bolters and a few master of the chapter heads I could make a really great looking unit.

I apologize for the lack of updates, my work life has been pretty hectic the past month or two, but now that it is slowing down, I will have a lot more time to paint and plenty of funds for FW stuff.

PrimeMinisterSinister
05-09-2010, 05:21
FW stuff?
It fills my heart with girlish delight.

louwie616
05-09-2010, 07:15
wel it is somthing to look forward to!!

DarkMark
05-09-2010, 13:09
I apologize for the lack of updates, my work life has been pretty hectic the past month or two, but now that it is slowing down, I will have a lot more time to paint and plenty of funds for FW stuff.

That age old problem: time but no funds for hobby, or money but no time:p Good to see you back at the grind stone, your work is always a treat.

:)

Astraeos
05-09-2010, 15:20
Your ideas for a Sternguard squad sound interesting, it'll be cool to see what results from such a project!

punkfish
05-09-2010, 16:45
I've had a similar idea for my BA army but will be using the mk3 armour for my squad - I'll be interested to see how yours turns our though.

lilloser2010
05-09-2010, 19:21
The imperial guard offer a nice relief to the super soldier vampires. Always a pleasure flicking through this log.

And the inclusion of the new forgeworld kits will be very nice to see.

How is Mephiston coming along?

mdauben
06-09-2010, 00:57
The Steel Legion is looking great. I especially like the basing on the Heavy Bolter team. Helps break up the monotony of the large base, without being so OTT as to be distracting. :yes:

mr.silly
06-09-2010, 04:37
So amazing, what a great army. Could you please do a step-by-step for the Steel Legion? I love that scheme.

mr whippy
07-09-2010, 18:14
Lovely models, inspired me to get my Blood Angels going again. Got loads of the nice old 2nd edition metal ones to play with. Like the steel legion bolter train, in my opinion one of the best guard models they ever made.

Photographer
07-09-2010, 19:09
You paint red very well.

superdupermatt
07-09-2010, 19:26
You paint red very well.

Quite the understatement! I love all of it!

ilikebmxbikes
09-09-2010, 00:14
So amazing, what a great army. Could you please do a step-by-step for the Steel Legion? I love that scheme.

i will post a steel legion tutorial when I start my next batch. Im back in blood angel mode at the moment. Cant fight the urge to paint red.


Lovely models, inspired me to get my Blood Angels going again. Got loads of the nice old 2nd edition metal ones to play with. Like the steel legion bolter train, in my opinion one of the best guard models they ever made.

I love second edition metal figures. I got into 40k around 2nd edition and images of the old figures and old packaging always takes me back. I remember when i got into painting, before i knew anything about the game or the fluff, i was torn between blood angels or ultramarines... red or blue. I chose blue but was always envious of the golden armor blood angel characters.

i agree, steel legion are some of the best guardsmen ever made. I have been looking at tallarn figures lately and am pretty stoked on them too.

if you start up your BA, make a log. i would love to see some 2nd ed figures painted.


You paint red very well.

appreciate it.

ilikebmxbikes
09-09-2010, 00:22
I started to mess around with my forgeworld armor kits. I really have to compliment forgeworld on these. they are pretty amazing. I inspected all parts and they are all very clean and nothing is miscasted or warped. I am going to use the parts to make a sternguard unit. Much of the other parts will be integrated into the rest of my army. These parts, regular marine bits, and some light blood angels bits will really make some unique marines.

Although I am tempted to make some full MK5, MK4 marines, I will mostly be just using these bits to integrate into my marines through combining them with plastic parts. Just to keep the force uniform and keep them looking like they are all from the same era. I think it would be strange if 50% of my army was mk7 with the current bolter patern, and the other half was a mix of preheresy and mk6 stuff. Realistically speaking, it would be a nightmare for an armorer to maintain ammo and mags for the different bolter paterns and my force being a armageddon 2 era army, I doubt would field a ton of mk5 and mk4.

These kits do open up a lot of possibility for themed armies and I would love to make a heresy era army of all mk4 and mk5.

about half of my forgeworld parts after cleaning
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50735PM.png

First Sternguard
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50724PM.png
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The last five devastator marines. Once these guys are painted, i will be up to half a company and support units... 50 more to go after this.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50825PM.png

ilikebmxbikes
09-09-2010, 00:23
found my old tycho i painted when the 3rd ed BA codex came out. Debating to repaint him or save him and get a new one.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50843PM.png

DeSnifter
09-09-2010, 04:22
Save him and get another. It's always nice to know where you came from and how far you've gone. 10 years from now it will nice to look back and see how you were. Keep up the good work, really looking forward to seeing the sternguard.

the damned artificer
09-09-2010, 07:13
The FW marine parts are great, and it seems you got a nice way of integrating them into the army. You didn't get any of the mk II and III armour ??

hobodog
09-09-2010, 07:30
Repaint him and save yourself the money.

Laurus
09-09-2010, 07:38
I absolutely love them and I think you just made me order a bunch. One question though: Where did you get that powerfist from?

Laurus

PrimeMinisterSinister
09-09-2010, 12:16
I'm glad you're not the only one looking to mix and match those parts.
I can't wait to see what's coming down the pipe. Also, amazing job on the Thunderhawk pilots. I have a lot of love for those cats.

Astraeos
09-09-2010, 13:35
Those Sternguard are going to end up great, kit bashing is a modeler's best friend when it comes to creating unique looking squads!

the damned artificer
09-09-2010, 13:58
Although I am tempted to make some full MK5, MK4 marines, I will mostly be just using these bits to integrate into my marines through combining them with plastic parts. Just to keep the force uniform and keep them looking like they are all from the same era. I think it would be strange if 50% of my army was mk7 with the current bolter patern, and the other half was a mix of preheresy and mk6 stuff. Realistically speaking, it would be a nightmare for an armorer to maintain ammo and mags for the different bolter paterns and my force being a armageddon 2 era army, I doubt would field a ton of mk5 and mk4.


I actually think that all the bolters are designed to be as interchangeable as the armour marks, so the logistics would probably be the same as I think the ammo and ammo clips of on pattern of bolter goes fine in the others, at least this makes more sense now that the armour is designed with these specifics
in mind, and since the astartes bolter fluffwise is big enough and powerful enough to brake every bone in a mortal man's body if he fires it they are clearly manufactured just for the astartes, and the types used by the IG is a lot smaller and less powerfull. Just my two cents :)

tagsta
09-09-2010, 14:16
I started to mess around with my forgeworld armor kits. I really have to compliment forgeworld on these. they are pretty amazing. I inspected all parts and they are all very clean and nothing is miscasted or warped. I am going to use the parts to make a sternguard unit. Much of the other parts will be integrated into the rest of my army. These parts, regular marine bits, and some light blood angels bits will really make some unique marines.

Although I am tempted to make some full MK5, MK4 marines, I will mostly be just using these bits to integrate into my marines through combining them with plastic parts. Just to keep the force uniform and keep them looking like they are all from the same era. I think it would be strange if 50% of my army was mk7 with the current bolter patern, and the other half was a mix of preheresy and mk6 stuff. Realistically speaking, it would be a nightmare for an armorer to maintain ammo and mags for the different bolter paterns and my force being a armageddon 2 era army, I doubt would field a ton of mk5 and mk4.

These kits do open up a lot of possibility for themed armies and I would love to make a heresy era army of all mk4 and mk5.

about half of my forgeworld parts after cleaning
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50735PM.png

First Sternguard
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50724PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50749PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50759PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50810PM.png
The last five devastator marines. Once these guys are painted, i will be up to half a company and support units... 50 more to go after this.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-08at50825PM.png
awesomeness!
the FW kits are cool, huh

eltanko
11-09-2010, 10:08
Ooh, look forwarded to seeing the new FW painted up, I love the Crusade armour :)

ElTanko

Matt-allicA
11-09-2010, 18:29
Very jealous of this army. Your standard of painting and general creativity through the force is breaktaking. Keep it up!

ilikebmxbikes
14-09-2010, 05:59
I got a bit of progress on the last Dev marines. I accidentally basecoated one of their helmets with red, so i just kept it going and made a tac marine. The last dev marine will be painted with the first batch of sternguard.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-13at105211PM.png
started the sternguard. I really like this figures and cannot wait to finish the red so i can start on some of the details. I have the TomG converted multi-flamer in there.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-13at105223PM.png
Sang priest WIP. I still have to accessorize him a little bit more.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-13at105234PM.png
Start of my next terminator squad
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-13at105243PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-13at105301PM.png

ilikebmxbikes
14-09-2010, 06:01
Very jealous of this army. Your standard of painting and general creativity through the force is breaktaking. Keep it up!

i really appreciate that

Emilio101
14-09-2010, 06:13
What a machine. It would take me years to complete a force of this size and quality!

Emilio

ilikebmxbikes
14-09-2010, 06:18
What a machine. It would take me years to complete a force of this size and quality!

Emilio

where you been?!?! trying to see some more of your dark angels painted up.

jnke
14-09-2010, 11:24
I believe a new army shot will be in order soon? :P
/drooling work as usual.

Now... more frequent updates so we can se more of your beutifull work.
Aslo.. whats the status on the thunderhawk?

tagsta
14-09-2010, 12:47
sweet updates!
the hair on the sang priest look like a true BA pretty boy ;)

also like the mix of the FW parts on the sternguard squad
what do you think of personalized heraldry on the right shoulderpad?
;)

Astraeos
14-09-2010, 17:25
I like the hair, kinda puts me in mind of those classical statues. Good work again!

Petay1985
15-09-2010, 12:02
Really greay stuff fella, the forgeworld marines are really nice sculpts, mine were really clean too, hardly any flash etc... yours?
Looking forward to seeing your sternguard painted.

Ridicule
15-09-2010, 12:25
Wow, I don't know where to begin, it's great to see more updates from you in any case. The Sternguards are looking very promising :)

Siph
15-09-2010, 15:25
Love the Red receipe and the lookof this army. Great clean lines and good shades. Brilliant freehand on the Banner too, and a good pose for the Banner Bearer - may have to steal that for my Relictors!
Carry on with the great work

ilikebmxbikes
15-09-2010, 17:26
i got a bit more progress done on the vets
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-15at102328AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-15at102343AM.png

got this painted so i can start my sanguinary guard soon
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-15at102355AM.png

ilikebmxbikes
15-09-2010, 17:32
Really greay stuff fella, the forgeworld marines are really nice sculpts, mine were really clean too, hardly any flash etc... yours?
Looking forward to seeing your sternguard painted.

Mine were so clean. very little flash and nearly no mouldlines. all the helmets had zero flash and zero mouldlines. the cleanest forgeworld stuff I have gotten. I dont know if it is because the moulds are new or if they improved their casting.


Wow, I don't know where to begin, it's great to see more updates from you in any case. The Sternguards are looking very promising :)
Im working more from home so I will be getting a lot of painting in. Just wait until I start my vanguard squad. FW redscorpion torso's with the new FW armor kits.



Love the Red receipe and the lookof this army. Great clean lines and good shades. Brilliant freehand on the Banner too, and a good pose for the Banner Bearer - may have to steal that for my Relictors!
Carry on with the great work

go for it. Do you have a relictor log? if you do, please link it.


sweet updates!
the hair on the sang priest look like a true BA pretty boy ;)

also like the mix of the FW parts on the sternguard squad
what do you think of personalized heraldry on the right shoulderpad?
;)

I was contemplating it, but i think i am going to keep them pretty classic looking. I was stoked to see some forgeworld marines starting to pop up in your log. Really good stuff.


I believe a new army shot will be in order soon? :P
/drooling work as usual.

Now... more frequent updates so we can se more of your beutifull work.
Aslo.. whats the status on the thunderhawk?

I will get an army shot soon. Thunderhawk is pretty untouched. That thing is on another level of modeling. ha. I need to get a dremel or a drill to get those wings attached Sturdily.

PrimeMinisterSinister
15-09-2010, 22:51
I can't wait to see the Sternguard finished. They look so relaxed.
Blowing away xenos scum is no big deal.

Emilio101
16-09-2010, 01:17
where you been?!?! trying to see some more of your dark angels painted up.

The DAs are probably going to stay neglected till December (final exams coming up :skull:)

Progress on the vets is very nice. The way you paint gold is incredibly smooth.

Emilio

Laurus
16-09-2010, 10:55
They look absolutely stunning! Mine just came in the mail :D
I have to ask it one more time though; Where is that power fist from?

Laurus

Wisdom like silence
16-09-2010, 11:04
I believe it's from the guy in the center of the photo here: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440272a&prodId=prod1060041

The powerfist shoulder/arm is a seperate piece.

tagsta
16-09-2010, 12:10
Mine were so clean. very little flash and nearly no mouldlines. all the helmets had zero flash and zero mouldlines. the cleanest forgeworld stuff I have gotten. I dont know if it is because the moulds are new or if they improved their casting.


Im working more from home so I will be getting a lot of painting in. Just wait until I start my vanguard squad. FW redscorpion torso's with the new FW armor kits.


seriously! the casting quality is sooooooo great, it is ridicolous! almost no cleaning up needed!
thanks for the comment on my log! I am satisfied how the MkV kits turned out with the Marines Malevolent color scheme
can't wait for the vanguard squad!

Scribe of Khorne
16-09-2010, 21:20
This is the most epic of threads. Honestly no other army I have seen is more inspiring to me personally.

DarkMark
17-09-2010, 20:26
Great to see you back on this log BMX.

Have you seen Scribor's new Angels relief conversion bits yet? Reckon they could work well with your BAs.
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-scb-cnv

ilikebmxbikes
18-09-2010, 17:46
Great to see you back on this log BMX.

Have you seen Scribor's new Angels relief conversion bits yet? Reckon they could work well with your BAs.
http://www.maelstromgames.co.uk/index.php?act=cat&cre=min-scb-cnv

i saw them, but i dont know if i will be using them. Im trying to keep my army 100% GW and forgeworld, with some TomG parts thrown in there.


seriously! the casting quality is sooooooo great, it is ridicolous! almost no cleaning up needed!
thanks for the comment on my log! I am satisfied how the MkV kits turned out with the Marines Malevolent color scheme
can't wait for the vanguard squad!

yeah man. did you get any of the other FW kits?


I believe it's from the guy in the center of the photo here: http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catalog/productDetail.jsp?catId=cat440272a&prodId=prod1060041

The powerfist shoulder/arm is a seperate piece.

your right.


The DAs are probably going to stay neglected till December (final exams coming up :skull:)

Progress on the vets is very nice. The way you paint gold is incredibly smooth.

Emilio

thanks man. Your Dark Angels are soo good. I look forward to seeing more of them. Sucks I have to wait until december though. JK.

ilikebmxbikes
18-09-2010, 17:46
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-18at104207AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-18at104219AM.png

white scar test figure.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-18at104147AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-09-18at104156AM.png

VERITAS/AEQUITAS
18-09-2010, 18:49
White Scars? You like hand-2-hand SM armies, don't you?

I hate painting white. Yours is looking fine though. Love your Vets - Umbra Ferrox pattern boltguns for the win!!

Mega Nutz
18-09-2010, 20:38
Your BA's with the forge world mix look great but the White scar tester takes the biscuit... looks absolutely striking!!

ilikebmxbikes
19-09-2010, 02:01
White Scars? You like hand-2-hand SM armies, don't you?

I hate painting white. Yours is looking fine though. Love your Vets - Umbra Ferrox pattern boltguns for the win!!

I like fast armies. I just wanted to try painting white. I usually build everything up from a black undercoat but with this figure I started with white, edged him in black ink, and did all the details. This figure took about half the time as a blood angel figure. With so many people buying battle forces and breaking them up on eBay, you can get bikes cheap.

Would be cool to do an army of 2x bike squads, command squad on bikes, khan on bike, 2x tac's with rhinos, attack bikes w/multi meltas and some landspeeders. I would make them all with forgeworld mk6.

DeathCat147
19-09-2010, 08:36
Your Veterans look excellent and the White Scar looks fantastic. I cant work out which model that sword is from?

TomG
19-09-2010, 08:39
I will say, it is from Dark Elf Corsairs or something like this.

Btw you are machine BMX. Good Work. :D

Astraeos
19-09-2010, 09:31
You've managed to keep a nice, consistent tone on the white armour of your White Scar marine. Seeing such crisp white reminds me I never finished my Commander Shadowsun miniature!

Your Sternguard are looking very funky.

Ridicule
19-09-2010, 09:48
Nice, the Sternguards look great! How did you highlight the helmets? Is that a mix of Mithril/Gold?
Nice to see a White Scar in the middle of all this as well ^^ Are you planning to make more of them? And how are the Salamanders coming along? :P

R3DM0H4WK
19-09-2010, 10:54
So far WOW and the whitescare is awesome!!! where'd his Blade come from?

ilikebmxbikes
20-09-2010, 05:48
You've managed to keep a nice, consistent tone on the white armour of your White Scar marine. Seeing such crisp white reminds me I never finished my Commander Shadowsun miniature!

Your Sternguard are looking very funky.


So far WOW and the whitescare is awesome!!! where'd his Blade come from?

as TomG pointed out. its a dark elf blade i had lying around.

TyphoonBoon
20-09-2010, 06:48
Beautiful work, Im usually not a big space marine fan but I have to say what youve done with some of these is absoloutely awesome =) and the paint work is epic =)

ilikebmxbikes
20-09-2010, 08:58
An old but good log
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117597&highlight=white+scars


Beautiful work, Im usually not a big space marine fan but I have to say what youve done with some of these is absoloutely awesome =) and the paint work is epic =)

appreciate it. Its all in the subtle details.

tcraigen
20-09-2010, 19:39
white scars guy is gorgeous

ilikebmxbikes
02-10-2010, 06:43
Small Update - Here are some photos of some of what i have been working on.

I finally got around to painting Sanguinary guard. I had had these guys built and primed for sometime but just kind of kept them to the side. I was never fully satisfied with GW's out-of-the-box sanguinary guard, so I decided to change what I didnt like. First, as noted before in this log, there will be no angel wings in this force. Jump Packs all the way. So the Winged packs had to go. After looking at them with the stock legs for sometime, I decided to ditch those for FW legs for two reasons, one, they are better sculpted and positioned and two, switching the legs opens up more doors for variations if I decide to get a 2nd squad of them.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-01at113513PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-01at113649PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-01at113708PM.png

TomG
02-10-2010, 07:14
Yeah. This Sanguinary Guard looks much better, than boxy one. Im still wondering, where you get that much free time? ;)
Btw I have almost finished painting of this custom Chaplain, then prepared for painting whole second tactical squad and next sternguard marine.

Mega Nutz
02-10-2010, 07:27
The Sang guard unit looks great, but the scars do it for me!. Really like how they're turning out, the crisp white paint and FW bits really make them pop!

Ridicule
02-10-2010, 08:35
I'm gonna leave the praise of your fine sang. guard to the others. I'm gonna let your White Scars have all my praise, that's for sure! They look fantastic!
Could you give me a quick rundown on how you get that white so darn...white? :P

the damned artificer
02-10-2010, 08:40
The whte scars are absolutely awesome, I've never seen them done in a way I liked- Until now that is :chrome:

Astraeos
02-10-2010, 11:32
The changes to the Sanguinary guard make them look more like a practical fighting unit, it's a more serious look.
I like the out of the box Sanguinary Guard but I'll admit yours is a nice change of pace.
What are you going to do the winged jump packs though? Do you need someone to take them off your hands?

Those White Scars are looking awesome, you've been doing very consistent paint jobs with the white. What's the method you're using?

tagsta
02-10-2010, 11:55
the sanguinary guard looks the way it is supposed to look!
angel wings are just ridicolous!

MK V on the white scars looks really cool aswell ;)
what's next?

swifty2
02-10-2010, 14:31
Nice work on the sanguinary guard mate, admittedly i am actually a fan of the wings, but you've still managed to produce a stunning unit without them, the white scars look really cool aswell, you've managed a very nice crisp feel with them.

ilikebmxbikes
02-10-2010, 16:50
The changes to the Sanguinary guard make them look more like a practical fighting unit, it's a more serious look.
I like the out of the box Sanguinary Guard but I'll admit yours is a nice change of pace.
What are you going to do the winged jump packs though? Do you need someone to take them off your hands?

Those White Scars are looking awesome, you've been doing very consistent paint jobs with the white. What's the method you're using?

I had an idea for a really quick method to painting them and these figures were to test that. I spray the entire figure with GW white, then I edge the figures details with Badaab Black Ink, paint everything that isnt meant to be white with Black Paint, then just go from there. They are super easy to paint and really quick. Starting with white is a bit of a challenge for me, every figure I have ever painted except these white scars have started with a black basecoat and been built up from there.


the sanguinary guard looks the way it is supposed to look!
angel wings are just ridicolous!

MK V on the white scars looks really cool aswell ;)
what's next?

The next few things on my list, not necessarily in this order are:
2 more Sternguard to complete the unit of 6
Sanguinary Priest
Astorath
Assault Squad 2
Terminators
2x Rhinos
2x Razorbacks


I'm gonna leave the praise of your fine sang. guard to the others. I'm gonna let your White Scars have all my praise, that's for sure! They look fantastic!
Could you give me a quick rundown on how you get that white so darn...white? :P


See above Reply


Yeah. This Sanguinary Guard looks much better, than boxy one. Im still wondering, where you get that much free time? ;)
Btw I have almost finished painting of this custom Chaplain, then prepared for painting whole second tactical squad and next sternguard marine.

Where do I get so much free time? I really dont have much, I paint in between work. I edit videos and take small painting breaks in between.

Your motifactor's marine looks so good. Well, Everything in your log does. One of my next sternguard figures is armed with your Combi-Flamer.

Link to TomG's stuff
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199370&page=9

superdupermatt
02-10-2010, 17:34
I have the same idea with my SG when I get around to doing them, in terms of not having the wings. I do use the single engine packs though. Good call on the legs too, I'll think about doing that too!

The SG holding the two handed sword, where is his head from?

Inspirational as always :)

TomG
02-10-2010, 18:03
Your motifactor's marine looks so good. Well, Everything in your log does. One of my next sternguard figures is armed with your Combi-Flamer.

Link to TomG's stuff
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=199370&page=9

Thanks for compliment. From you it is really appreciated. :)

Astraeos
02-10-2010, 20:12
That does sound really easy! Most of the time most white methods involve starting with some shade of grey!

ilikebmxbikes
03-10-2010, 03:07
I have the same idea with my SG when I get around to doing them, in terms of not having the wings. I do use the single engine packs though. Good call on the legs too, I'll think about doing that too!

The SG holding the two handed sword, where is his head from?

Inspirational as always :)

The head is from a games day limited edition SGT with thunder hammer that came out a few years ago.

ChaplainOrion
03-10-2010, 04:51
By the Emperor! This is amazingly good!

Can I ask where that "pouch" thing on the white scar marine's shoulder on the left came from?

Siam-Tiger
03-10-2010, 10:38
I am still absolutely amazed by the quality and the speed youre setting on this project. Astonishing, keep up the good work.

5-Star Rating.

Aegius
03-10-2010, 11:24
By the Emperor! This is amazingly good!

Can I ask where that "pouch" thing on the white scar marine's shoulder on the left came from?

looks like it's from one of the scout boxes to me.

ilikebmxbikes
03-10-2010, 17:35
By the Emperor! This is amazingly good!

Can I ask where that "pouch" thing on the white scar marine's shoulder on the left came from?

Aegis is right. its from the scout accessories. I buy the scout pouches on Ebay for cheap and use them on my marines. You can usually get all the pouches, grenades for around a dollar or two. I buy a couple packs at a time.

hobodog
03-10-2010, 22:21
Those white scars look great!
Those FW parts look awesome, hope you do some more

Space Monkey
06-10-2010, 11:56
One of my favorite blogs, keep the Blood Angels coming.

PrimeMinisterSinister
06-10-2010, 15:52
Wonderful work brother. I like the FW legs on the S. Guard, the look 100X better. I think the GW legs for that box are a bit bunk.

Yayale
08-10-2010, 12:24
Just skimmed this thread and it is pure win :)
The conversions and use of fw parts are great. I'm highly tempted to paint a squad of BA now...

ilikebmxbikes
13-10-2010, 05:17
I got my copy of Forge World's Badab War Vol1 and I have to say it is seriously the coolest forgeworld book yet. The book is filed with background information on the different chapters and a wealth of fluff and color photos. It is really inspiring me to make Huron's Tyrant List. Basically a bunch of renegade marines with imperial guard support.

My huron figure as well as my Character upgrade set are up to par with all of the recent forgeworld marine releases. Very pleased with them. Also included was a Blood Angel Decal sheet and a MK4 dread with assault canon (blood angels)

I started Tactical Squad #4. I didnt plan to do another tac squad, but I felt inspired and I just rolled with it. Got to get that battle company finished.


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124856AM.png

I love this marine. He is pretty plain to me, but a perfect example of just a regular blood angel marine. Note the FW legs on the figure and how they affect his scaling. I have found with popping a few in between the GW plastic legs, which tend to be a bit squated, the squad gains a lot more diversity and over all looks more proportionate.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124903AM.png

Got two more Sternguard finished. Should i stop with Six and mount them in a razorback? Or go for the full 10 like planned and include a few more Combi-weapons and two heavy flamers and throw them in a Rhino????? Big ups to TomG for hooking up the Combi-Flamer.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124840AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124834AM.png

I was having such a good time with the tac squad 4 i went on to make tac squad 5's sgt. with some imput from my roommate. Im sure everyone can guess where the parts came from. I didnt like the original vanguard sgt's legs so much but I liked the torso, sword and jump pack.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124851AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-12at124846AM.png

7150
13-10-2010, 06:12
Looking good. I wouldn't put heavy flamers in a Stern unit, but that's just me.

WarpWhisperer
13-10-2010, 07:04
Excellent work as always :) I think you've just convinced me to take my BA to the club tonight instead of Eldar :D

With the Sternguard, I myself would go for the whole ten, and then have flexibility with weapons loadout if you would want to drop down to a smaller squad for any one particular game. Plus 10 men would allow you to combat squad in a game.

TomG
13-10-2010, 07:43
Nice. You are painting machine BMX. :)

Space Monkey
13-10-2010, 08:36
you never disappoint, lovely work on the tactical squad & Sternguard.

My personal favorite is the Sgt for tactical squad 5, he looks like he's hacking down some annoying mortal... love it.

I'm attampting something similar but with the 4th Company (link in my sig) & I have to say your work has been a inspiration.

Many Thanks

Astraeos
13-10-2010, 17:39
Tactical squad sergeant 5 is definitely my favourite model in this update!
The running guy in squad 4 is looking cool too.

PrimeMinisterSinister
13-10-2010, 17:42
I love flamers in a sternguard squad. Heavyones at that.
Also, I love the new stuff, they're "just" rank and file, but they have as much chaaracter as everything else in the army.

salvindogath
14-10-2010, 20:10
The latest squad is looking very nice bmx! I'd like to see you go up to the full 10 sternguard, more awesomeness for us to see!

bp.
14-10-2010, 23:12
Fantastic work on the Sternguard, very characterful. I would run with the 10 as you planned orginally, and have the two heavy flamers.

Also that pose the tactical sgt is in, very dynamic, great work.

DaSpaceAsians
15-10-2010, 02:09
Very well done models. I love how the colour just seem natural yet very bold

Inquisitor Engel
15-10-2010, 02:50
These Blood Angels go a long, long way to making me want to start Blood Angels.

eltanko
15-10-2010, 08:10
Love the sternguard. I am a huge fan of the new FW marines, so it's great to see some painted up so well for your Angels.

ElTanko

ilikebmxbikes
20-10-2010, 22:51
I appreciate everyones input. I am going to make a full squad of 10 sternguard. I ordered some Legion of the damned heaver flamer figures and will be using their weapons in combination with more forgeworld and plastic bits.

started this guy. he came missing a part but its coming in the mail.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-20at34635PM.png

I started Huron. I went by forgeworld's color scheme, but really feel the figure is lacking color. His face is painted much nicer than the photos show.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-20at34645PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-20at34700PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-20at34706PM.png

I also finished the last few tactical marines from squad 4, based and decaled them all.

As I am reading this Badab war book, i really want to build a force from the conflict but cannot decide which. I like Astral Claws (mostly because of Huron as a character), Raptors (always been cool), and also Red Scorpions ( Mostly because of all of the forgeworld kits). Any thoughts? It would be a small force, no more than 40 figures, I was thinking either a Astral Claw boarding party (plenty of mk3 armor and terminators) , a raptors reconnaissance unit (Scouts, mk6 marines ) or an elite group of Red Scorpions built around Loth's Honour Guard (tons of forgeworld).

G.Hawke
20-10-2010, 22:59
how easy is he to convert? is the head a separate piece? i'm looking at turning him into a chaos boss...

anyways, great work, love the quality of the red on the dread, similarly huron looks neet,

hawke

Astraeos
20-10-2010, 23:08
That's Huron, as in Huron Blackheart? Or Lufgt Huron (something like that) to give him his real name!
That's a pretty cool model, and I don't think he's really lacking in colour too much myself. But to each their own. Seeing as you already have Huron then why now go for the Astral Claws?

ilikebmxbikes
20-10-2010, 23:17
how easy is he to convert? is the head a separate piece? i'm looking at turning him into a chaos boss...

hawke

The figures head is a separate piece. You could easily convert him into a chaos lord or any imperial space marine terminator leader. His head, body, arms and iron halo are all separate pieces.

I originally purchased the figure to make a terminator sgt/captain for the blood angels but in reading hte book just decided to make Huron.

Some of the detailing on the figures body is pretty recessed so if you wanted to make a chaos lord, you would have to do a bit of filing or puttYing to cover it up. The only real astral claw detailing on the figure is on the shoulder pad of the claw arm. you could easily trim the claw off and mount it to the shoulder of a plastic arm.


That's Huron, as in Huron Blackheart? Or Lufgt Huron (something like that) to give him his real name!
That's a pretty cool model, and I don't think he's really lacking in colour too much myself. But to each their own. Seeing as you already have Huron then why now go for the Astral Claws?

I just might have to do Astral Claws. I could probably paint an entire tactical squad of them in one day. If forgeworld releases Astral Claw Decal sheets, I will probably just have to go with them.

R3DM0H4WK
21-10-2010, 00:42
So far im really loving all the work you've produced so far, im currently working on a Wulfen ARMY! but the Astral claws guy WOW! i mean i agree he is anything but lacking in colour and yes it would be awesome if forgeworld released a decal kit but you could find they're chapter symbol and put it on some printable transfer paper???? that way theres no excuse :P

Cry of the Wind
21-10-2010, 00:46
ilikebmxbikes, I got to hand it to you, some of the coolest and cleanest Blood Angels I've seen online. Not as much of fan of the White Scars stuff but I know how hard that stuff can be. My own Angels Encarmine came about partially because of the problems I had painting white.

Your white looks fine but the models look a little plain if I may be permitted some criticism of your otherwise superb work. Maybe some tribal marks on the studded shoulders to break up the white a bit?

ilikebmxbikes
21-10-2010, 01:01
ilikebmxbikes, I got to hand it to you, some of the coolest and cleanest Blood Angels I've seen online. Not as much of fan of the White Scars stuff but I know how hard that stuff can be. My own Angels Encarmine came about partially because of the problems I had painting white.

Your white looks fine but the models look a little plain if I may be permitted some criticism of your otherwise superb work. Maybe some tribal marks on the studded shoulders to break up the white a bit?

i appreciate the feedback. the whitescars were test figures really. I normally start all of my figures with a black undercoat. I wanted to see if I could start with a white base and build from there.

I think I did what i tried to do, but I dont think the results would have been the same if i built it up from black. If i did do an army, I would probably go with a similar process as the blood angels. I would start with black, build up from grey. Some scars might be good to break up the studded pads.

eltanko
21-10-2010, 06:15
That dread is looking excellent as always. I think Huron looks great, hencolours work really well and it's a lovely model. Great work!

ElTanko

Petay1985
21-10-2010, 07:57
Simply sterling work fella, huron is magnificent! i would love to see you tackle an Astral Claws boarding party, lots of MkIII armour as you suggest. Equally i am sure you would do the other schemes more than justice.

The dread is to your usual high standard and looks terrific as always! top work fella!

tagsta
21-10-2010, 11:31
As I am reading this Badab war book, i really want to build a force from the conflict but cannot decide which. I like Astral Claws (mostly because of Huron as a character), Raptors (always been cool), and also Red Scorpions ( Mostly because of all of the forgeworld kits). Any thoughts? It would be a small force, no more than 40 figures, I was thinking either a Astral Claw boarding party (plenty of mk3 armor and terminators) , a raptors reconnaissance unit (Scouts, mk6 marines ) or an elite group of Red Scorpions built around Loth's Honour Guard (tons of forgeworld).

is the dread gonna become a red or yellow head?
I play with the same idea for the Badab War!
First I wanted to do Red Scorpions but I can't pull off the color scheme too well..
Bought Sevrin Loth though and will probably use him as a FW Librarian...
I will just wait until Badab War pt 2 is released and then decide on a chapter..
so my favorites so far are:

Carcharodons,
Mantis Warriors,
Sons of Medusa,
Excorcists

Space Monkey
21-10-2010, 11:34
ilikebmxbikes you are really going to have to stop posting pics of the new forgeworld stuff!!!

I've got a new house to pay for & you've got me wanting to spend all my money on these guys!

Excellent job mate

Hagen92
24-10-2010, 14:02
I visited this thread many times before I registered here, and I always saw something interesting and inspiring :D .
I like your way to paint Space Marines, although I prefer more damaged and dirty armours.

I would be very enjoyed, if I saw army like this at the opposite side of the table ;) .

ilikebmxbikes
26-10-2010, 18:54
I visited this thread many times before I registered here, and I always saw something interesting and inspiring :D .
I like your way to paint Space Marines, although I prefer more damaged and dirty armours.

I would be very enjoyed, if I saw army like this at the opposite side of the table ;) .

I really appreciate that.


ilikebmxbikes you are really going to have to stop posting pics of the new forgeworld stuff!!!

I've got a new house to pay for & you've got me wanting to spend all my money on these guys!

Excellent job mate

the new forgeworld stuff is great. I know it is pricey stuff, but I love it and can make some sacrifices elsewhere in my life to slide some money into a FW fund. haha. if you are not sure about committing to ordering from overseas I suggest you check ebay and get some of the space marine parts to kit bash. a lot of people are buying the FW marine kits and splitting them up on ebay and selling the parts at good prices. the legs, helmets, and new back packs are great to model with GW plastics.


is the dread gonna become a red or yellow head?
I play with the same idea for the Badab War!
First I wanted to do Red Scorpions but I can't pull off the color scheme too well..
Bought Sevrin Loth though and will probably use him as a FW Librarian...
I will just wait until Badab War pt 2 is released and then decide on a chapter..
so my favorites so far are:

Carcharodons,
Mantis Warriors,
Sons of Medusa,
Excorcists

were you reading imperial armour two? i was thinking of possibly painting it yellow. but thinking of my whole army as a whole, I will have three dreads total. if I have a yellow headed dread, I want at least two red head dreads.

I think I will wait for the 2nd book as well. the Mantis Warriors are pretty dope. I like their tactics but cant really decide until I see a photo of their new scheme. FW will also likely be releasing Decal kits for the badab chapters when the 2nd book drops.


Simply sterling work fella, huron is magnificent! i would love to see you tackle an Astral Claws boarding party, lots of MkIII armour as you suggest. Equally i am sure you would do the other schemes more than justice.

The dread is to your usual high standard and looks terrific as always! top work fella!

Appreciate the compliment. Your red scorpions are great too. I always scroll your log. the new captain with the raven guard parts is great.


That dread is looking excellent as always. I think Huron looks great, hencolours work really well and it's a lovely model. Great work!

ElTanko

thanks elTanko

ilikebmxbikes
26-10-2010, 19:00
I started working on some tanks. I have been painting a lot of infantry lately and need to get their transports all painted.

new rhino and baal WIP

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-26at114150AM.png

forgeworld hatch door decal
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-26at114204AM.png

Havent decided on what sponsons yet. I like heavy bolters because the tank will be able to attack before its flamestorm cannon is in range. I like heavy flamers because the tanks main purpose is to get close and burn stuff. taking advantage of 'Scout', the tanks overcharged engine, and the terrain on the board, the tank could get in close early in the game.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-26at114218AM.png

Hadriel Caine
26-10-2010, 19:11
hmm. i want to buy lots of marines and do complex, striking conversions... grr.

iPaint
26-10-2010, 20:03
Have you considered rare earth magnets so you never have to worry about tearing apart glued-down sponsons?

Love this log, and I'm not a big Marine fan to begin with :).

~iPaint

Astraeos
26-10-2010, 21:55
Seeing how fast the tank is (and scout too), then you may not have to wait too long before it could fire at close range so heavy flamers are probably higher up than heavy bolters for me.

But really, just take what you fancy and forget about making "viable" units. Just build what looks cool now and then!

Or do as that other guy said and magnetise the sponsons!

Idea number three, take one sponson option and ask for a second Baal for Christmas! Then build that one with the other sponson weapons!

7150
26-10-2010, 22:07
Have you considered rare earth magnets so you never have to worry about tearing apart glued-down sponsons?



I've been suggesting that to him for awhile, but he won't listen. :D

ilikebmxbikes
26-10-2010, 22:30
Have you considered rare earth magnets so you never have to worry about tearing apart glued-down sponsons?

Love this log, and I'm not a big Marine fan to begin with :).

~iPaint

I plan on having three Baal's total. Other than apocalypse, I wont use all three at once, so If i do need to switch sponsons for a regular game, it is easier for me just to switch turrets. i.e. put my flamestorm cannon on my other baal's body etc.


Seeing how fast the tank is (and scout too), then you may not have to wait too long before it could fire at close range so heavy flamers are probably higher up than heavy bolters for me.

But really, just take what you fancy and forget about making "viable" units. Just build what looks cool now and then!

Or do as that other guy said and magnetise the sponsons!

Idea number three, take one sponson option and ask for a second Baal for Christmas! Then build that one with the other sponson weapons!

Your on it. Im doing heavy flamers.

Eggroll
26-10-2010, 23:19
I started working on some tanks. I have been painting a lot of infantry lately and need to get their transports all painted.
new rhino and baal WIP
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-26at114150AM.png
forgeworld hatch door decal
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-26at114204AM.png


Tanks look great. I'm nitpicking but one thing I notice a lot of people miss are the 4 exhaust pipes for each tank - not many people drill them out. I would suggest getting a bigger drill bit and doing them. Spinning the drill bit by hand will work just fine and makes the overall look complete just like drilling out gun barrels on standard units. Anyway, keep the updates coming!

Cry of the Wind
27-10-2010, 11:34
My first two Predators don't have any magnets but my 3rd is going to. You might think you'll be fine with switching turrets but then one day you're going to want to try out a different list with all of them and with different guns than you glued on. I've only started with magnets recently but would recommend them highly as you never know how the game/codex/you style might change in the future.

Hagen92
27-10-2010, 15:47
Tanks looks good. But IMO not as good as they could :P .
Washes on such a large and flat surface do not give a good effect.
Why didn't you drill the exhaust pipes? :(
But OK, they looks really nice - it's WiP - I'm waiting for finished ones ;)

Eggroll
27-10-2010, 16:48
Why didn't you drill the exhaust pipes? :(
;)

I second this. In fact I wrote a reply yesterday regarding this but since I had quoted your photos, my message is still in queue to be reviewed before being posted. I guess Warseer still thinks I might be a spammer.

Cry of the Wind
27-10-2010, 21:00
I've never seen anyone drill out exhausts before. Got a link to one that has been?

Eggroll
27-10-2010, 23:18
I've never seen anyone drill out exhausts before. Got a link to one that has been?

Yup, I do it to mine. You can see it in my project log

Cry of the Wind
27-10-2010, 23:22
Yup, I do it to mine. You can see it in my project log

So you do, didn't notice the first time I looked there, consider the idea stolen :p

ilikebmxbikes
28-10-2010, 00:44
I dont drill the exhaust because I always imagined they would have Exhaust Caps on them. Like WW2 tiger tanks and such.

http://www.uatparts.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=uatparts&Product_Code=DYNA-28QT&Category_Code=PETEXT7

Your tanks do look grey Eggroll. I really like your figures.

Emilio101
28-10-2010, 14:50
I dont drill the exhaust because I always imagined they would have Exhaust Caps on them. Like WW2 tiger tanks and such.

http://www.uatparts.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=uatparts&Product_Code=DYNA-28QT&Category_Code=PETEXT7

Your tanks do look grey Eggroll. I really like your figures.

Always thought this myself. The vents for the smoke are the depressions on the side.

Tanks look great mate.

Cheers

Emilio

Eggroll
28-10-2010, 15:40
I dont drill the exhaust because I always imagined they would have Exhaust Caps on them. Like WW2 tiger tanks and such.

Your tanks do look grey Eggroll. I really like your figures.

Thanks! You've got a fantastic army yourself and I hope to build mine up to a similar size eventually.

Yayale
31-10-2010, 12:09
A flap on top of the exhaust would lift up when the engine is on, haven't you seen a truck or tractor with them on before?
I thionk the holes in the side are to do with either noise reduction, cooling or both. I could be wrong though. Drilling exhausts is a nice final touch though, it looks good in my opinion.

tagsta
31-10-2010, 16:19
I really appreciate that.
were you reading imperial armour two? i was thinking of possibly painting it yellow. but thinking of my whole army as a whole, I will have three dreads total. if I have a yellow headed dread, I want at least two red head dreads.

I think I will wait for the 2nd book as well. the Mantis Warriors are pretty dope. I like their tactics but cant really decide until I see a photo of their new scheme. FW will also likely be releasing Decal kits for the badab chapters when the 2nd book drops.


yes I read it =) go for yellow if you will have 3 dreads in total! it will contrast rather well then!

The mantis warriors were my favorite too but for some reason I don't like the new scheme from what I have seen from the badab war pt 2 preview..
Their new color scheme is somehow a hybrid between the bright green of the sons of medusa and the camo green of the raptors...
They are really secretive guys that live in the desert and their leader is a librarian I believe.
The color scheme is a lot more darker and serious now.. they wear brownish tabbards with strange secretive runes on it...

The Excorcists had similar runes on their armour but more like diabolic deamonish ones that looked much cooler.

They also modified the mantis head for the shoulderpad. it doesn't have the yellow circle around the head anymore and the eyes aren't red either and it looks more serious... it pained me to see that they took the nice yellow/green contrast away.


I don't know on which chapter to settle.. I think I will just do sample 5 man squads of my 3 favorite chapters and then decide for the scheme that was most fun to paint!
Maybe I might also create a combined force of several chapters.. like mainly Carcharodons with an elite squad of Excorcists attached or something.

ilikebmxbikes
31-10-2010, 22:38
yes I read it =)


I don't know on which chapter to settle.. I think I will just do sample 5 man squads of my 3 favorite chapters and then decide for the scheme that was most fun to paint!
Maybe I might also create a combined force of several chapters.. like mainly Carcharodons with an elite squad of Excorcists attached or something.

a mixed force would be cool. Some of the chapters did team up together and mixing them would provide a really cool army.

I decided to wait for the 2nd book, then I can see all the schemes and have the info on all of the space marine characters. The character / color scheme are the largest factors in my decision. Until then, I will have to just paint more Blood Angels.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-31at33143PM.png

Cry of the Wind
31-10-2010, 23:24
Another nice job, I think you just sold this model for me... Off to the online store...

Hadriel Caine
01-11-2010, 00:33
classic. one of my all time fav marine figs. really rich red, lovely!

tagsta
01-11-2010, 00:44
a mixed force would be cool. Some of the chapters did team up together and mixing them would provide a really cool army.

I decided to wait for the 2nd book, then I can see all the schemes and have the info on all of the space marine characters. The character / color scheme are the largest factors in my decision. Until then, I will have to just paint more Blood Angels.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-10-31at33143PM.png
same for me! i will wait until the second book gets released..
corbulo looks nice! i like the chainsword swap!
hey could you give an review on the FW BA decals?

ilikebmxbikes
01-11-2010, 03:19
same for me! i will wait until the second book gets released..
corbulo looks nice! i like the chainsword swap!
hey could you give an review on the FW BA decals?

the decal sheet is great. i will admit i was a bit dissapointed when I saw all of the successor chapter decals on there but I purchased it anyways. Upon receiving it i was impressed by the size of it, and how packed with decals it is. its about the size of a standard printer paper sheet. Its a great sheet and definatly worth buying if you plan on having a company size force of blood angels.

my highlights:

Rhino top door decals (2x black, and 1x white- for DC rhino )

3rd company white drops (great for tycho players)
5th company black drops

22x scout sized decals

Small 'script' decals for all of the main characters and captains named in the new blood angels codex.

20x outlined BA Decals. These are great to mix into your squads.

IF ANYONE IS PLAYING FLESH TEARERS /ANGES ENCARMINE / ANGELS SANGUINE / BLOOD DRINKERS AND IS LOCATED IN THE USA, PM ME AND I WILL SEND YOU THE APPROPRIATE DECALS FREE. THE CATCH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PROJECT LOG FOR THAT ARMY. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

ilikebmxbikes
01-11-2010, 03:21
classic. one of my all time fav marine figs. really rich red, lovely!

i have always loved this figure. the head sculpt is great. Corbulo is the only classic 'GW Hero' pose that will be in my army.

sheep
01-11-2010, 04:38
Really great work mate, the army looks fantastic and is so full of character. I love the cobulo model too, classic pose.

Cheers

Sheep

Petay1985
01-11-2010, 07:47
Corbulo looks terrific fella, really beautiful work.

LokkoRex
02-11-2010, 23:37
just wanted to thank you for posting your recipe for earthly cloth. tried it myself on a chaplain and the result is awesome!

ilikebmxbikes
03-11-2010, 03:32
just wanted to thank you for posting your recipe for earthly cloth. tried it myself on a chaplain and the result is awesome!

great. i always try to keep my recipe's simple. let me know if you needs tips on anything else.

Astraeos
03-11-2010, 19:21
Wow, you really done Corbulo justice, heck more than that! That red looks really rich and is a joy to look at.
Fantastic work once again, I'm looking forward to seeing how you do Astaroth (if you plan to do him that is).

Brother Alexos
03-11-2010, 23:02
I can't believe how well these marines look.... I's like YOUR A SPACE MARINE!!!

kamedake88
04-11-2010, 03:48
Your Corbulo is tops, mate, truly. I have long hated it based upon how I have seen it on the GW site. The way you have done him up though makes it seem as if the model is a recent sculpt.

ilikebmxbikes
04-11-2010, 04:33
Your Corbulo is tops, mate, truly. I have long hated it based upon how I have seen it on the GW site. The way you have done him up though makes it seem as if the model is a recent sculpt.

GW corbulo and dante hold up very well with todays miniatures. Mephiston and tycho however are a bit on the small side and could use an update. I purchased a dremel online to grind out my mephiston figure to replace his legs and arms, but it arrived broken and the replacement hasnt arrived yet. im really hoping i can add some robed dark angel marines legs to him for height, lemartes bolt pistol arm with a forgeworld plasma pistol, and a new arm holding his current force weapon.

Brother Alexos
04-11-2010, 05:04
Mephiston and tycho however are a bit on the small side and could use an update.

I hear ya. I want to make a Mephiston Diorama where he is tearing apart a Carnifex with his bare hands, but the model doesn't lend itself to conversions.

Space Monkey
04-11-2010, 09:59
I hear ya. I want to make a Mephiston Diorama where he is tearing apart a Carnifex with his bare hands, but the model doesn't lend itself to conversions.

The Astorath model on the other hand has many similar parts & does lend itself towards easier conversion work.

I'm seriously thinking about converting this guy into Mephy myself.

ilikebmxbikes
05-11-2010, 01:25
The Astorath model on the other hand has many similar parts & does lend itself towards easier conversion work.

I'm seriously thinking about converting this guy into Mephy myself.

astorath has the opposite problem of mephiston, he is a little too dynamic.

Brother Alexos
05-11-2010, 02:10
astorath has the opposite problem of mephiston, he is a little too dynamic.

Exactly. I think that the newer and newer models have too much aciton and not enough play with their posing.

bobby_b
13-11-2010, 12:18
Just read through the entirety of this wonderfuly inspiring plog. I love the rich red you have on your Angels and am looking forward to seeing what you do next!

ilikebmxbikes
19-11-2010, 19:01
I got the sponsons painted on the predator. I still need to finish the exhaust weathering.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115738AM.png

FW sent me a replacement head for my dreadnaught. instead of sending a regular mk4 dreadnaught head, they sent me a Raven Guard mk4 head. I trimmed it a little and got it to fit.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115748AM.png

Blood Angels First Company Captain Karleon work in progress. still need FW blood Angel pads for him and a few more details. He is based off the Huron figure. FW is doing a great job of providing good bases with their recent releases. all the chapter specific stuff is removable.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115707AM.png

ilikebmxbikes
19-11-2010, 19:06
my Badab project.

I have decided not to chop up my Loth and Honour guard set and instead make a small force based around them.

My rough idea
Loth and Honour Guard
Land Raider w/ red scorpion doors

6th Company Captain

Sternguard - MK4 armour
Rhino

FW- Dread (anti tank)

2X 10 man Tactical Squads (6th Company)
Rhinos

6man Tac Squad led by apothacary

Predator Annihilator

ilikebmxbikes
19-11-2010, 19:07
forgot the photos-
I am painting these to the Blood Angels standard too- no shortcuts. ha.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115639AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115649AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115658AM.png

tagsta
19-11-2010, 19:12
I got the sponsons painted on the predator. I still need to finish the exhaust weathering.

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115738AM.png

FW sent me a replacement head for my dreadnaught. instead of sending a regular mk4 dreadnaught head, they sent me a Raven Guard mk4 head. I trimmed it a little and got it to fit.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115748AM.png

Blood Angels First Company Captain Karleon work in progress. still need FW blood Angel pads for him and a few more details. He is based off the Huron figure. FW is doing a great job of providing good bases with their recent releases. all the chapter specific stuff is removable.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115707AM.png

my Badab project.

I have decided not to chop up my Loth and Honour guard set and instead make a small force based around them.

My rough idea
Loth and Honour Guard
Land Raider w/ red scorpion doors

6th Company Captain

Sternguard - MK4 armour
Rhino

FW- Dread (anti tank)

2X 10 man Tactical Squads (6th Company)
Rhinos

6man Tac Squad led by apothacary

Predator Annihilator


Awesome that they sent you the raven guard head for the dread! looks really cool!
the RS project sounds very promising! I think I will make a similarly sized badab force.. good choice on Loth and the honour guard! the kit is sooooo amazing! I painted my version of Sevrin as a Blood Angel Libby ;)

tagsta
19-11-2010, 19:15
forgot the photos-
I am painting these to the Blood Angels standard too- no shortcuts. ha.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115639AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115649AM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-19at115658AM.png

You just ninjaed me! looks amazing so far! I really love the red scorpions but I can't paint the color scheme well enough :(

Wisdom like silence
19-11-2010, 19:39
I guess I get to be the bearer of the bad news... the slots below the exhaust pipes on the rhino chassis are for engine intake, not exhaust. Your painting is, as usual, brilliant though!

vahouth
19-11-2010, 21:48
Man, you've got some fantastic BAs! Great technique and speed!
You are a MACHINE!!!
I love your work, especially since you are a brother from the Blooded.:D

ilikebmxbikes
19-11-2010, 22:00
I guess I get to be the bearer of the bad news... the slots below the exhaust pipes on the rhino chassis are for engine intake, not exhaust. Your painting is, as usual, brilliant though!

dammit!!!!! haha. think you might be right.

ilikebmxbikes
19-11-2010, 22:02
You just ninjaed me! looks amazing so far! I really love the red scorpions but I can't paint the color scheme well enough :(

painting the grey is pretty easy.

Black Primer
Adeptus Battle Grey Foundation paint entire area
highlight codex grey
badab black Wash

Astraeos
19-11-2010, 22:44
Do you freehand the Blood Angels insignia? I noticed the outline for it drawn on your tank.

Siam-Tiger
20-11-2010, 10:11
I really like those characters. Id add them to my army aswell, but i find them kinda pricy.

DarkMark
20-11-2010, 19:30
The new stuff is very cool. Have you thought about giving the grey a very thin purple or brown wash? I think grey works a little better with something 'in it' so to speak.

Hushrong
21-11-2010, 04:55
You're Blood Angels look great as always! And those Red Scorpions are Awesome!

Machinepriest
21-11-2010, 17:23
Oh snap! You're doing Red Scorpions as well?
The inspiration, it never ends! :o
It's awesome to see RS painted to such a high standard.

Shieldwall
21-11-2010, 20:46
I always thought the Scorpion's paint scheme rocked, great job. I'd love to see you do more of those.

ilikebmxbikes
21-11-2010, 22:05
I always thought the Scorpion's paint scheme rocked, great job. I'd love to see you do more of those.

thanks. i will be painting plenty more.


Oh snap! You're doing Red Scorpions as well?
The inspiration, it never ends! :o
It's awesome to see RS painted to such a high standard.

appreciate it.


You're Blood Angels look great as always! And those Red Scorpions are Awesome!

thanks


The new stuff is very cool. Have you thought about giving the grey a very thin purple or brown wash? I think grey works a little better with something 'in it' so to speak.

I am using a thin badab black over the grey. brown would probably work very well too.


I really like those characters. Id add them to my army aswell, but i find them kinda pricy.

forgeworld stuff is pricer than the already pricy standard gw stuff, but you tend to get what you pay for with it. I have been really pleased with their recent space marine kits. i wasnt even planning on doing red scorpions, but the honour guard kit is so great that it inspired me to make a small army around it.


Do you freehand the Blood Angels insignia? I noticed the outline for it drawn on your tank.

its a blood angels decal off the fw sheet.

ilikebmxbikes
21-11-2010, 22:08
more progress on the honour guard
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-21at25940PM.png
loth
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-21at30003PM.png
chapter champion
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-21at30008PM.png
I still want to add more to the banner to better help define the scorpion. was thinking of outlining it in gold.
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-21at30015PM.png
based the tac squad work in progress
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-11-21at25954PM.png

PrimeMinisterSinister
21-11-2010, 22:17
Man, I have to say, you're blowing my mind with this newest stuff. You've just sold one of those honour guard sets for forgeworld.

donuter
21-11-2010, 23:10
you've worked magic with those new RS stuff mate. there really cool. you create the sort of stuff that brings the fluff of 40k to life, but not in a toy soldiers kinda way

Machinepriest
21-11-2010, 23:51
Damnit! I 'm trying to resist buying that blasted Librarian and his expensive retuine.
Best Red Scorpions I've seen.

ilikebmxbikes
22-11-2010, 01:04
you've worked magic with those new RS stuff mate. there really cool. you create the sort of stuff that brings the fluff of 40k to life, but not in a toy soldiers kinda way

40k fluff really inspires all of my modeling. I appreciate you noticing the details.


Damnit! I 'm trying to resist buying that blasted Librarian and his expensive retuine.
Best Red Scorpions I've seen.

The set is amazing. If you are a red scorpion player, than the kit is pretty essential. either assemble it as its meant to be, or spread the bits out between your sgt's and you can really get some great stuff out of it.

Even if you are not a red scorpion player (i wasnt when i bought it) The set is packed with non-chapter specific bits or easily convertable non-chapter specific bits. With some brass etch or simple filing, you can easily convert all of the torsos, (great for captains) most of the helmets, and some of the shoulder pads. The bolters and power axes come non-chapter specific.

Also note, with the set, you get all of the parts to make a regular GW space marine command squad. you could easily buy the set, and take the bits you want, and sell of the rest of the parts and make some or most of your money back.

There are a few other great red scorpion logs on here. Petay1985's log is really good. I kept going back to his log before deciding to get some red scorpions going. I initially wanted to do the 4th company, but I noticed he was already doing 4th, so now im kinda bouncing between the 3rd company, or the 6th or 7th reserve company. I never really see armies based around the reserve companies so I kinda want to make one. In Imperial Armour 4, the red scorpion force is comprised of only first and sixth company units.

eltanko
22-11-2010, 10:07
Wow, those Scorpions are simply stunning! Awesome work!! The helmet on the champion gives him so much character!

ElTanko

Mascharius
22-11-2010, 13:05
First a wow those Scorpions are bad ass.

About the Standard, I wouldnt outline the Scorpion with Gold. How about paintig the Star black? Or just use a dark Red for the Star and a brighter one for the scorpion.

Cheers Mascharius.

louwie616
22-11-2010, 15:16
really cool painted gz on that.

cthorpe
22-11-2010, 15:40
Hmmm these are looking good..

regarding the banner.. how about painting the 'star' shape grey or silver.. it actually represents an Iron halo award.. that would provide contrast to the red of the Scorpion..

Fantastic models and painting..

best wishes,

carl

Yayale
22-11-2010, 16:02
I would paint a fine highlight of blazing orange around the edge of the scorpion, it should define it a bit more :) Nice paintjob on all the figures so far. I'm tempted to get the set now, will have to get a lot of the other models I've got lying around out of the way first. My logs been neglected as I haven't painted anything in a while :/

Hammer49
22-11-2010, 17:47
Red scorpion honour guard looks great. Keep up the good work!

Mykael
23-11-2010, 01:41
Just had an incredible time reading and being inspired by the log.... Keep it up!

Starting my own blood angels chapter soon.... See you around.

Chaseyboy1er
23-11-2010, 03:05
Your red scorpions are amazing. I've actually been wanting to start my own little army of them using the blood angle rules. haha. I was wondering if you could be so kind as to share how you painted the armour for them. I've never been able to paint grey armour that well, but you've inspired me to try it some more and get it good and pretty. all of your painted models look amazing too. I'd argue that this is one of the best logs here.

ilikebmxbikes
23-11-2010, 03:37
Your red scorpions are amazing. I've actually been wanting to start my own little army of them using the blood angle rules. haha. I was wondering if you could be so kind as to share how you painted the armour for them. I've never been able to paint grey armour that well, but you've inspired me to try it some more and get it good and pretty. all of your painted models look amazing too. I'd argue that this is one of the best logs here.

The Grey is really easy to paint.

Step 1: Black Undercoat the whole figure -
Step 2: Adeptus Battle Grey the armor
Step 3: Codex Grey Highlight
Step 4: Chainmail all of the joints in between the armor and other silver details (vents, skulls etc.)

Step 5: Badab Black Wash the entire figure.

At that point, most of the figure is already finished and you just need to do the details.

Why are you considering using blood angels rules? Red Scorpions are described as being extremely traditional and adhere to the codex closely. I will just be using the regular codex space marines. The FW characters are also for Space Marine armies.

Chaseyboy1er
23-11-2010, 12:26
Why are you considering using blood angels rules? Red Scorpions are described as being extremely traditional and adhere to the codex closely. I will just be using the regular codex space marines. The FW characters are also for Space Marine armies.

I am using blood angel rules because when you take a librarian character, you cannot take a command squad or honor guard squad with them anymore in the normal marines book. I also have lots of ideas for converting all the characters and such too.

ilikebmxbikes
23-11-2010, 20:10
I am using blood angel rules because when you take a librarian character, you cannot take a command squad or honor guard squad with them anymore in the normal marines book. I also have lots of ideas for converting all the characters and such too.

thats true. definatly make a log for your project.

Petay1985
24-11-2010, 08:23
amazing stuff fella, your Red Scorpions are simply beautiful, puting my progress to shame fella! looking forward to seeing your finished force.
what do you have planned for your blood angels next?

ilikebmxbikes
09-12-2010, 01:54
amazing stuff fella, your Red Scorpions are simply beautiful, puting my progress to shame fella! looking forward to seeing your finished force.
what do you have planned for your blood angels next?

thanks. your red scorpions are awesome and i looked your log over a few times before i decided to start some. Im only painting a few units of red scorpions then returning to the blood angels. Im going to paint more BA terminators and a terminator captain next, then probably more assault marines.

ilikebmxbikes
09-12-2010, 01:55
small update:
got a few more things painted. I still need to do the stormbolter and hatch for the rhino.

the red scorpions force will roughly be based around the below:

Red Scorpions 6th Company Captain w/ Command Squad
Razorback w/ hb

6 man Sternguard Unit (mk4 armor)
Razorback w/ hb

Venerable dreadnaught twin lascanon , rocket launcher

2X 10man tactical squads (6th co)
2x Rhinos

5 Scouts

Predator Annihilator


These are just units I will definatly include. I will add more stuff to make the force more competitive and to bump it up to 2000pts. Loth and his honour guard will be used in apocalypse games. I would like to include a whirlwind, vindicator, or land raider helios as well.



http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-08at64721PM.png

6th company captain
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-08at64729PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-08at64736PM.png
Rhino WIP
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-08at64751PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-08at64757PM.png

Mega Nutz
09-12-2010, 04:40
The Latest additions look superb, particularly the Captain!

Hushrong
09-12-2010, 06:27
Awesome additions! Captain looks great and makes me want to get that bionic arm, marines look fantastic, and your rhino is sweet!

And you recipe for black will be seeing some future use for my Sons of Malice(they need a better black paint job)!

Ridicule
09-12-2010, 06:41
Aaagh! Your Red Scorpions look gorgeous! Great depth through colors and the contrasts look really nice. The Captain really pop's in a good way :)

daemonkin
09-12-2010, 06:58
Love the captain. Very nice work on all the Red Scorpions.

D.

vahouth
09-12-2010, 07:29
This is great ilikebmxbikes!
Your Red Scorpions are forming up really well.
Btw, how are the BAs progressing so far?

Lord_Dante
09-12-2010, 07:38
Sorry if I've missed it but whats going on with the thunderhawk? Have you shelved it for now?

JackDaw
09-12-2010, 08:20
Those Red Scorpions are looking very nice indeed. On the topic of your captain, I've never been a fan of the Masters Of The Chapter models, but your conversion work, along with several other peoples on here has changed my mind.

Looking forward to seeing whats next.

Astraeos
09-12-2010, 09:55
Anyone else notice the Captain's holding his plasma pistol with his bionic arm? I think he may have had some plasma related difficulties there....

Your Red Scorpions are looking every bit as great as your Blood Angels. How did you go about painting that yellow?

BrotherTearz
09-12-2010, 10:02
I have a red scorpions army to, and to achieve the Grey I am using the base you use.

However my question is how are you paint the tanks?

ilikebmxbikes
09-12-2010, 17:07
Aaagh! Your Red Scorpions look gorgeous! Great depth through colors and the contrasts look really nice. The Captain really pop's in a good way :)

thanks


This is great ilikebmxbikes!
Your Red Scorpions are forming up really well.
Btw, how are the BAs progressing so far?

i have started a second terminator squad. they are just armed with stormbolters and power fists with a heavy flamer and one chainfist. I will paint these next and my first company captain Karlean figure.


Sorry if I've missed it but whats going on with the thunderhawk? Have you shelved it for now?

The thunderhawk is pretty untouched. I assembled the front of the ship and painted the crew. I will probably finish assembling it sometime in the pretty near future but dont intend to paint it until I get an airbrush.


Those Red Scorpions are looking very nice indeed. On the topic of your captain, I've never been a fan of the Masters Of The Chapter models, but your conversion work, along with several other peoples on here has changed my mind.

Looking forward to seeing whats next.

I love the masters of the chapter set. You get several great figures that all are pretty convertible and all of the bits are usable to a space marine player.


I have a red scorpions army to, and to achieve the Grey I am using the base you use.

However my question is how are you paint the tanks?

I painted the tank in the same fashion however, when Badab Black inking the tank, make sure you water down the wash a bit more and do it in two coats if you need too. Then I just weathered it like i do with the blood angels. When weathering tanks, I usually keep the metal chips really small and the dirt to a minimum.


Anyone else notice the Captain's holding his plasma pistol with his bionic arm? I think he may have had some plasma related difficulties there....

Your Red Scorpions are looking every bit as great as your Blood Angels. How did you go about painting that yellow?

the yellow is just Iyandun Darksun foundation paint, bleach bone highlight, and ogryn fleshwash was. I then take badab black, and go through the cracks in the tanks armor then weather as normal.

on the rhino i also used masking tape to get the consistant hard lines edging the grey.

Deus Ruinus
09-12-2010, 18:08
ive always enjoyed seeing this log and your work is very well done, the red scorpions are coming along very well. the pose of the captain is well executed as he looks like he is in the middle of combat rather than doing the typical heroic pose.

Astraeos
09-12-2010, 22:26
That sounds simple enough. I'll use that for the yellow parts on my Space Wolves (when I tear myself away from my Deldar Wych Cult).

Thanks for sharing the technique!

LokkoRex
10-12-2010, 07:12
really nice red scorpions ilikebmxbikes.

what will the command squad be armed with? or will you just use the forge world honour guard?

here's a pic of the chaplain i painted with your cloth painting guide:

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd366/lokkorex/DSC00075.jpg

more updates! :evilgrin:

SewerRat42
18-12-2010, 16:16
GW Red Ink (not sure if it is made anymore)
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/IMG_1234.jpg


Do you use Baal Red Wash now or something else?

Ludovic

Yayale
18-12-2010, 17:17
By the looks of things he still has some red ink knocking around as it' in his pic.

ilikebmxbikes
18-12-2010, 21:21
still using red ink. i have a few pots of it. stuff goes a long way.

ilikebmxbikes
18-12-2010, 22:22
small update - sorry for the poor photos

got some more of the command squad finished
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-18at31952PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-18at32001PM.pnga

My dread came from FW. this kit is awesome
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-18at31938PM.png

Company standard and champion
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-18at32009PM.png

Astraeos
18-12-2010, 22:30
Keep those Scorpions coming! It's admirable how you manage to keep up a consistent quality to your work.

ilikebmxbikes
18-12-2010, 22:32
really nice red scorpions ilikebmxbikes.

what will the command squad be armed with? or will you just use the forge world honour guard?

here's a pic of the chaplain i painted with your cloth painting guide:

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd366/lokkorex/DSC00075.jpg

more updates! :evilgrin:

looks good man. is that an old bezerker helm?

Ridicule
19-12-2010, 10:50
Command Scquad looks very promising so far, can't wait to see it completed!

Dreffbuilder
19-12-2010, 11:37
Good work ilikebmxbikes! Very good indeed... Wish I could paint like that...

Cheers
/Arthur...

ilikebmxbikes
19-12-2010, 23:16
I had a lot of time to paint yesterday. i finished the last three tac marines in my first squad and got the dread done. i really like this FW kit.

my plan is to finish the command squad next, then move onto Sgt. Haas's Tac squad and transport.

This force will only be 1500pts and will only include Loth when playing Apocalypse.

Please make any suggestions on my 1500pt list. I am more of a painter these days and would welcome some advice.
Army List:

Captain - power fist, plasma pistol, artificer armour,
Command Squad - Apothecary, Company Champion, Company Standard, Melta Gun,

Tactical Squad 1 - 10 marines, Flamer, Rocket Launcher
Rhino

Tactical Squad 2 - Sgt. Haas w/ Power Weapon, 10 Marines, Meltagun, Rocket Launcher
Rhino

Venerable Dreadnaught - TL Lascanon, Missile launcher

Sternguard - 6 marines, 2x Combi-Melta's 1x Combi-Flamer
Razorback w/ Heavy Bolters

Whirlwind

Im debating to include a second whirlwind or vindicator - suggestions?

And a landraider Redeemer to transport the command squad - suggestions?


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40531PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40543PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40601PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40610PM.png

Valo
19-12-2010, 23:39
id go with teh vindiciator...I find the whirlwind utterly useless in my RS army.

Great dread by the way,whats your brass recipe?

ChaplainOrion
20-12-2010, 01:13
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40531PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40543PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40601PM.png
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e323/ilikebmxbikes/Screenshot2010-12-19at40610PM.png

I really haven't commented on your stuff recently, but those dreadnoughts! Sweet Emperor they're awesome!

Also I haven't played any games of 40k yet due to extreme procrastination but I hear vindicators are pretty good.

Ridicule
20-12-2010, 07:17
<3 This plog <3
The Dreads look awesome!
Regarding your list, if you want fluff, go for another Whirlwind. If you want your command squad to accomplish anything, take the Land Raider. The Vindicator is simply a good choice overall.

That captain looks a bit over-equipped game-wise, but he looks great visually so don't change him! :)

Petay1985
20-12-2010, 07:37
really fantastic work fella, you really are doing the Red Scorpions proud, your painting standards still leave me amazed! top work and Merry Christmas!

kamedake88
20-12-2010, 11:26
Amazing work as usual, what forgeworld and you have done to red scorpions really makes me want to pick a few up and add them to my blood angels company. If I have one criticism it is the front of the Scorpions dreadnought. while very well painted, It is missing something. Have you thought about painting the arches in the front in some manner, perhaps doing some free hand relief or scene in each one. I say this because they remind me of the arches in front of stained glass windows in European cathedrals.

Dreffbuilder
20-12-2010, 12:25
How lovely dread! <3 Merry christmas from me too! :)
I really love your red scorpions... If I have time and money, I will probably start RS's too...

Good job mate!

Cheers
Dreff

npow34
20-12-2010, 13:38
As already noted your dreds look amazing. Really make me want to splurge on a FW dread kit. Your list looks like a fun play and I would go with the landraider myself!

Photographer
20-12-2010, 14:04
You are very good at painting red!

Astraeos
20-12-2010, 15:14
You've done those Dreadnoughts more than justice!

For the list though, I don't play much but I'd say it looks ok so far. A Vindicator has a nice big template coupled with a high strength, but Land Raiders are very iconic to Space marines.

To be honest, you say you're more of a painter than a gamer so why don't you just take what you fancy painting more out of the three tanks you mentioned?

ilikebmxbikes
22-12-2010, 02:42
Amazing work as usual, what forgeworld and you have done to red scorpions really makes me want to pick a few up and add them to my blood angels company. If I have one criticism it is the front of the Scorpions dreadnought. while very well painted, It is missing something. Have you thought about painting the arches in the front in some manner, perhaps doing some free hand relief or scene in each one. I say this because they remind me of the arches in front of stained glass windows in European cathedrals.

the kit is really detailed and there definately could be room to fit some detail into the front of it. I was going by FW's paint scheme and liked that they kept the front plates grey and the chest plate just brass.


really fantastic work fella, you really are doing the Red Scorpions proud, your painting standards still leave me amazed! top work and Merry Christmas!

thanks Petay. when are we going to get an update in your RS log. I need some inspiration.


<3 This plog <3
The Dreads look awesome!
Regarding your list, if you want fluff, go for another Whirlwind. If you want your command squad to accomplish anything, take the Land Raider. The Vindicator is simply a good choice overall.

That captain looks a bit over-equipped game-wise, but he looks great visually so don't change him! :)

i feel the same way about the captain. Some people called me out a while back because I always arm my captains with power swords or lightning claws. I wanted to do something different with this army, so I equiped him with a powerfist. With this small army I want to make them more of a shooting force than my more aggressive blood angels.



You've done those Dreadnoughts more than justice!

For the list though, I don't play much but I'd say it looks ok so far. A Vindicator has a nice big template coupled with a high strength, but Land Raiders are very iconic to Space marines.

To be honest, you say you're more of a painter than a gamer so why don't you just take what you fancy painting more out of the three tanks you mentioned?

I have decided on getting a land raider Helios. It is not only fitting as it was designed by the Red Scorpions, but it will also be only transporting six models, so the lack of transport capacity is not an issue.

so im leaning toward a Helios, Vindicator, and I will have about 70-90pts left over for either another tank, more sternguard, a few scouts or a tac combat squad.