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Fredmans' Epic endeavours

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:31 am 
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Greetings, fellow taccommers!

Inspired by all the great stuff in this forum, I thought it fitting to show my progress in Epic army painting.

Due to a recent decision, our gaming group has put different people in charge of different war games. The idea is that there are too many war games for each and every one collecting everything. I picked up Epic A. I have an old collection of Epic miniatures, have re-stocked some of the new ones from GW and regularly check Ebay for interesting auctions.

So far, I have quite a lot of Imperial Guards, Space Marines, Orks, Tyranids and Squats. I have started painting up a Steel Legion and a Tyranid army, alternating between the two. So, this is where the armies stand for now...

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I am currently painting some stealers and lictors for the Tyranids and an Infantry Company for the Steel Legion.

I will post close-ups later, as well as WIPs, but I thought I'd just post this for now.

Thank you for watching,
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:58 am 
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welcome aboard :-)
Looks like you're off to a fine start.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:38 pm 
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Lovely colours on the guard. What paints did you use?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:56 pm 
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Thanks.

For the vehicles, I start with Adeptus Battlegrey (GW Foundation), but any dark grey will do, followed by a thinned-out wash of black ink. Then I drybrush with a gray colour (Vallejo Cold Grey) and then a final light drybrush with light gray (Vallejo Stone Wall Grey). For the camo stripes, I base with a mix of Adeptus Battlegrey and Vallejo Dead Flesh, paint with a mix of Cold Grey/Dead Flesh and then pure Dead Flesh for the final highlight.

Example of Manticores


The guardsmen are painted in Vallejo Filthy Brown, given a thinned-out wash of Brown Ink and then highlighted with Vallejo Sun Yellow.

Damn, it is hard to take close-ups of Epic infantry.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:12 pm 
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You've added gasmasks to your command squad? Totally awesome! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:35 pm 
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Nice camo for your armor.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:14 pm 
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Great Job ! Nice Work !! :agree:     And IIRC malika, those gas masks are on some figs in the E:A IG Command pack ... I've got'm !  :cool:




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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Quote: (Legion 4 @ 21 Jan. 2009, 17:14 )

Great Job ! Nice Work !! :agree:     And IIRC malika, those gas masks are on some figs in the E:A IG Command pack ... I've got'm !  :cool:

They sure are. On the other hand, I re-designed the Lictors and added face tentacles as well as tails.

Lictor sweatshop


and voilà


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:01 am 
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very nice stuff you have there, I'm quite partial to those lictors and I may steal the missile colors on the manticores.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:43 am 
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Great looking work, you'll fit in just nicely round here.  :cool:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:19 am 
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So, after a few games I have had time to make some add-ons to my armies.

For my Guards, an Infantry Company:


And for my Tyranids, some Genestealers led by an broodlord (old 40K familiar)


With retinue:


Some City Lictors:


and some hormies:


/Fredmans

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:46 am 
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Beautiful work fredmans!  :agree:
Love the colour schemes and the detail is superb.

I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your amazing armies.

Maybe some in-game pics would be very cool.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:49 am 
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Top-notch stuff man!

The bases on the Guard Infantry and the Lictor models themselves are very nice!


Now let me get this straight. One guy in your group collects, and paints all the armies for that system?!

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That's some brilliant converting and painting!  Awesome.

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Damn, I wish I'd painted my steel legion like that after seeing yours! Impressive to say the very least.

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