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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Great painting, very neat and clean :agree:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:29 pm 
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Great looking army, all the way from the infantry up to the titan!  :yay:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 3:05 pm 
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Love the Thunderbolts.  How did you go about painting the white/light grey sections?





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PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Cheers folks!

The grey sections on the Thunderbolts were painted as follows:

Basecoat Space Wolf Grey
Wash with thinned Badab Black ink
Pick out the panel lines with straight Badab Black
Highlight Space Wolf Grey
Final highlight Space Wolf Grey and Skull White on edges


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:49 am 
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Man I've enjoyed reading this thread. Such nice work! I like the Hunters on the Whirlwind chasis, keeps it looking familiar yet "different". Great looking army!


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:56 pm 
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HURRAH!! Tactical Command has returned.

So, have managed to get a little painting done in the down time. Hardly any progress on the Thousand Sons though. Still, I managed to start on the frustrating slog of finishing off the bases for the army. Just the Landspeeders so far though. Attack of crappy-photoitis once more:
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In other news, I've started my next epic force! And its the Mechanicus.Actually, the idea for these guys is to have dual uses for most of the stuff in the army, allowing me to field a Tech-Guard force, and a Krieg-style Siege Regiment. Both of these I'm trying to keep pre-heresy themed so they are contemporary with my TSons... so no Macharius sadly, though most other things are OK.

So, I needed a colour scheme (and basing scheme) that would be appropriate for both forces. For colours I decided on black with red details, has the key mechanicus colours while also being grim enough for a siege regiment. For basing, I thought the temperate world style on my Sons wouldn't be appropriate for either force, so needed something new. Eventually I settled on a reddish martian wasteland style, which I figure works well thematically for both armies.

First off, a tester for my infantry. These guys will be Tech Guard for the Mechanicus, and Grenadiers for the Siege regiment. The infantry are the Siegemaster infantry, and the heavy weapon is from Exodus Wars. He's been slightly converted - I added a GS robe to his legs so he matches the rest of the unit (not particularly visible in the pictures) and filed down the sides of his gun slightly. Tech Guard carry Heavy Bolters, and Grenadiers Heavy Flamers, so I wanted it to look like it could be either.
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Next up, some Mechanicus Praetorians, the elite of the Mechanicus infantry. I decided to use the old robot models for these guys - as well as being a pretty good representation stats-wise they help add to the pre-heresy feel, seeing as there are examples of the old robot designs in Collected Visions (and a story touching on the Mechanicus' use of robots as well).
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Finally for the Mechanicus, some heavy transport - a Gorgon! Seeing as they can be used in both the Mechanicus list and the Krieg list, I'll be painting up a few of these. I'm thinking I need to add an extra something to make it 'pop' a bit more - probably some numerals or other iconography, and perhaps some hazard stripes somewhere.
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Aaaand finally, I painted these guys up for a bit of fun. I may make an army for them eventually, but certainly not for some time. Still, I fancied having a go at some as I figured they'd be fun to paint. They were!
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As always, sorry for the crappy photos. Must sort myself out with a proper photo-setup one of these days - I find it frustratingly impossible to get decent photos of 6mm stuff without one.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:05 pm 
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Very nice models
I like you colorsheme on the gogons


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:47 pm 
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Wow some great colour schemes there, love it all :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:25 pm 
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Grand show - I've just started my own K Sons pre heresy - most inspiring 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:43 am 
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Cheers folks! I still think the gorgon needs something though. Will have to ponder a bit more.

Vanvlak, looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the Sons! I assume you've seen daemonkins guys (http://www.thousand-sons.co.uk) which are a great source of ideas. What colour are you thinking for the trims and so on? I went for white, daemonkin for gold, and there are also some examples of silver in the artwork as well...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:53 pm 
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White - and no, I hadn't seen it - thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:27 pm 
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I reckon its worth having a go on the vehicles. At that size its actually pretty do-able... my tactic was to paint a white circle/dot, add the 4 spikes/rays around the outside, then add a small dot of red in the middle. Seemed to work fairly well most of the time.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:13 pm 
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And they look great. OK, will try, I'm sold.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:04 pm 
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You have a very tight colour scheme going. I, too, support the idea of some sort of markings on the Gorgon. Really great stuff.

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