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#1 IamOmegon

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:45 PM

Ok. With the new big marines coming out I want to do a new small project. I want to make 10 marines and magnetized the arms/wrists and heads to use them for shadow wars (magnetized to be able to change wargear)

Then it struck me that if I used a chapter whose body is the same as a legion I could swap arms out to have a dual purpose 30k and 40k set of guys. However I can't decide on a good combo.

Some thoughts so far
Star phantoms (baddab war) / Luna wolves
Sythes of the emperor/ imperial fists
Silver skulls or iron snakes/ iron warriors
Soul drinkers/purple alpha legion or emperors children


Any thoughts or other suggestions?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:15 AM

I'd do Alpha Legion and I'd do them uncorrupted for either 30K or 40K. Make them look more special operations.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:03 AM

I think I'll be whipping out my 30k/40k metallic purple alphas for these bigger guys. Love to see you do em as well.

This bugger guys also scream imperial fists to me
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:31 AM

I may do it as well... at least a Kill Team, maybe a Shadow War force. Alpha Legion, obv.



#5 Grieux

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:50 AM

I'm actually thinking, as obvious as it sounds, of Ultramarines!

 

They would look a lot like the invictarii depicted in book 4 using the UM heads and the Suzerain eagle pads, with an actual more "muscled looking" torso plate. Add just some pterurges and you're golden.

 

The one change would be to replace the kneepads by mkiv ones.


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#6 IamOmegon

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 06:34 PM

Can't wait to see how many of these guys come in the starter box. Might try to swap the chaos guys I get for more marines.

I think the first 10 will be an Alpha force painted up like the cover of legion. Magnetized to swap weapons for shadow wars.

I do want to make 10 as a 40k unit. Might go with a game of thrones house as the color scheme. Thinking of house Connington (those who have read the books should know them) do a red and white quartered or halved scheme with the griffen on the shoulders

After that we will see. Charcharadons have always been high on my interest list but I have enough black and grey stuff already

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:32 PM

So GW just confirmed normal marines can be upgraded into primaris... what about having the wolf brothers (13th company who became astartes despite being already adults) go through the crucible once more as they emerge from the warp with their lord to fight for the dark imperium.

I could easily have an army of the last 50 Viking brothers of Russ and himself organising the resistance at the other side of the rift...

Of course that would require making Russ return with a missing eye...

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:47 PM

Do this....Honour the result ;)

https://www.quiz-maker.com/QUN1ROG

Legions are better, do one of the nine loyalist Legions they don't vary too much between 30k and 40k.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 09:43 PM

Interesting.....Imperial fists.........



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

Do this....Honour the result ;) https://www.quiz-maker.com/QUN1ROG
Legions are better, do one of the nine loyalist Legions they don't vary too much between 30k and 40k.


Surprise surprise. Got alpharius.

As of right now I have one traitor legion (alphas) and for loyalists I have wolves, shattered legions (mainly salamanders and raven guard. And loyalist dusk raiders. So it would make more sense most likely to do traitors

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:07 PM

I originally got Angron but im not a fan of 40k WE plus i wanna use those awesome new minis haha



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:30 PM

Surprise surprise. Got alpharius.
As of right now I have one traitor legion (alphas) and for loyalists I have wolves, shattered legions (mainly salamanders and raven guard. And loyalist dusk raiders. So it would make more sense most likely to do traitors

Ok, fair enough, in that case the Traitors that vary the least between 30k and 40k would be Iron warriors?

You could mix some 40k type iron warriors with 30k ones and you wouldn't notice.

Word bearers are also an option.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:54 AM

I'm thinking of making some of the raven guard mutant raptors, they're supposed to be a bit bigger I think




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