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#1 Coopervisor

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 11:47 AM

I've been toying with the idea of another force and while I did start an Imperial Fists force last year, the painting of yellow and black made me give up and sell off most of the stuff I had for them last year. With the new year I've settled on Word Bearers. 
 
To start with I've got a 10 man squad from the BaC box and have assembled them as Veteran Tacticals (2x plasma + combi plasma). Allowing me to start off by taking them as allies using Pride of the Legion, which from the wording I think is legal: It mentions that a Primary force using Pride of the Legion cannot take allies, but doesn't state that Pride of the Legion cannot be taken as allies. Somebody might be able to correct me on that...
 
I loved the Gal Vorbak as soon as FW released them and the reason why I settled on Word Bearers. So took the plunge this year and I assembled Zardu and some Gal Vorbak last night with just a few weapon swaps. The Blade Slaves will be used as Gal Vorbak, so swapped the plasma pistols for bolt pistols and added in a power maul. 
 
 
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The list I've been playing around with so far is:
 
Zardu Layak
Gal Vorbak (6) Dark Martyr has Artificer armour and Tainted Weapon, 1x Power Maul
Legion Veteran tactical squad (10) 2x Plasma Guns, Sergeant has Combi-plasma, artificer armour and powerfist
 
I obviously need a transport for these, so possibly a Spartan? or maybe a Kharybdis? I have a Anvillus that can be used for the Veteran squad.
 
The longer term goal will be to make it into a primary detachment, possibly depending on if they get some new RoWs in the next book. Maybe painting up some daemons to use the Malefic powers of Zardu to be a pain by summoning daemons. Maybe even going for the Ruinstorm daemons... I think one step at a time...
 
I've also just realised it's only a week into the new year and I'm already adding to the modelling resolution I made...
 

 


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Posted 07 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

I think Word Bearers are a great choice, love their models!



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 08:33 AM

Though not fully finished, I did get some painting done over the weekend:

 

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:10 AM

I like Word Bearers and the project theme this year appears to be allies amongst people.  These look very good.


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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:03 AM

Very nice

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Posted 15 January 2016 - 09:15 AM

Some more progress on Zardu and the Gal Vorbak, hoping to get them pretty much done over the weekend. 

 

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I've been ebay bits hunting for what will be the mandatory Chaplain needed for eventually running this as a primary detachment. 

 

Then counting the days to payday (hate the long January!) so I can get a Spartan for these fellas to run in. 

 


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Posted 16 January 2016 - 03:53 PM

Very nice!



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:10 PM

Having terrible trouble taking decent photos of the Gal Vorbak, but they're almost finished, just the base and some tidying up to finish. 

 

In the mean time I have started the chaplain\centurion, who will be armed with a boarding shield. Few bits haven't arrived for him yet, so I'm trying to paint each bit as I go along. Normally I'm too impatient to get stuff assembled and so no doubt make it harder on myself when it comes to painting.

 

Anyway, here is the boarding shield for <insert cool sounding name here>:

 

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Breacher arm + Varanguard shield =  Turned out OK I think. 

 


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:06 PM

Very Cool



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:12 PM

Cool stuff, mate. I really like your WB, the red is pretty striking. Also I like your Gal Vorbak heavy list, they have so awesome models :)



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:50 PM

That's an awesome shield.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 02:27 PM

That's a great idea, and very well executed!  Well done!



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:37 PM

Nicely done Coop. 



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 03:41 PM

Good job with the shield, I particularly like the equipment hooks it has on the back!

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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:45 AM

how did you achieve that red? 



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 07:29 AM

how did you achieve that red? 

 

I'll try a run down:

 

Undercoated with GW spray black

Base coat of Mephiston red

Wash of army painter dark wash

Another coat of Mephiston red

 

That's pretty much it for the Gal Vorbak, the red on the shield had a highlight layer of (i think it was) wild rider red? and a coat of red glaze


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

how heavy do you go with the wash? 
Red is one of those colours that is easy to do, but difficult to get a shade you like. You've hit the nail on the head with this 



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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:26 PM

I water the wash down a little, maybe 1/4, then do that all over.  The second coat of mephiston red, is then done over most of the area, but leaving the recesses to be darker. 

 

The reason I don't go heavy highlights is that I also have Blood Angel forces and use pretty much the same method, but go for more highlights. To keep them two different shades of red. I'll try to get a comparison of the two over the weekend. 


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Mechanicum: http://heresy30k.inv...tle-mechanicum/

Questoris Knights + Household Guard: http://heresy30k.inv...auxilia-allies/

Word Bearers: http://heresy30k.inv...hes-of-empires/

 

 


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Posted 01 April 2016 - 01:32 PM

id like to see that, 
Thanks for the info, I'm going to give this a shot!



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Posted 18 October 2016 - 09:55 AM

Well it's been a long time, with my Mechanicum and Knights taking up most of my hobby time this year. 

 

However I'm back to looking at the Word Bearers. 

 

I've finished off the mandatory chaplain:

 

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And am looking at different lists and options for what is next. With a force based around Zardu and the Gal Vorbak, I'm thinking a couple of units of Ashen Circle as the compulsory troops, then maybe some support squads or terminators for extra scoring. 

 

 

 

 


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