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#1 FinnCairo

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

I'm building up a mixed force of loyalists from Istvaan III, with the majority being Sons of Horus. Set-up is post bombardment after loyalists started creepin' outta their hidey holes. This will be a small group of hit and run loyalists using whatever is at hand to execute guerilla attacks in the murk of the dying planet. Focusing on squads of mixed Astartes - these are desperate times! 1850 with lots of jetbikes and javelins along with some standard tacticals and termies.

A Sons of Horus Forgelord is the only one who knows how to keep the hodgepodge of weird jetbikes and speeders in the air. Plus he got a single Deathguard tank fixed and running again with the help of its crew and lone Deathguard terminator. SoH Master of Signals knows how to work through the comm-noise and helps coordinate attacks and decodes traitor transmissions. His Orbital Barrage would instead represent hidden explosive booby traps.

I'll deposit various milestones, whims, and fancies here as I go! 
 
Starting things off: A view into my mad methods. This is part of the reason why it takes me forever to get started on a project. I have trouble shutting down the organizer gremlin in my brainspace. Also, mixing armor marks, shoulder pads, and legions in one force demands order. THERE WILL BE ORDER!

 

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Once the paper work was done I got stuck in on some actual assembly. It took about 18 seconds into cleaning my 1st model before the hobby gods demanded a blood sacrifice. Happens every damn time I start a project. (Just noticed that I totally put the fins on backwards...)

 

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Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

Gather 'round and watch the king of all nerds at work.


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#3 FinnCairo

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:22 PM

Yes, watch me bleed.


Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:58 PM

I really like your idea.  Might be a way of using all the traitor legion units that I have picked up because they looked cool.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

Now that I think about it, there must have been a shitload of friendly fire on Istvaan.


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#6 FinnCairo

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:28 PM

IT WAS ALL FRIENDLY FIRE!


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Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 08:41 AM

Lol, I've never seen order look so disordered in my life. 



#8 FinnCairo

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Why that's the painful falsehood of all order - it's a precarious thing!

 

Now - piles and piles of resin fresh from the degreaser vats. And the beginnings of many jetbikessssssssssss.

 

Let the scraping and bleeding and finger gluing begin.

 

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Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

Jetbiiiiiikkkkkkeeessss!  :)



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Posted 15 January 2014 - 11:53 PM

Everyone loves a flying phallus ;)

 

Kinda reminds me of this...

 

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:25 PM

Don't worry, plenty of purple headed warrior bikes will be represented in the squad. And to that point, I've enhanced their pleasurability - see below!

 

Assembletron took a break from scraping mold lines to do some details while I wait for some stuff in the mail. Mainly studs. I went stud crazy.

 

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I tried to reflect a little bit of the 3 legions in each jetbike grouping. (x3EC, x3SoH, & x3WE) EC has the pleasure stud frenzy on one side and I trimmed/sanded the Imperial eagle detail to make room for a larger old style Emperor eagle transfer. Sons got a simple big stud to each side, and World Eaters are pretty no nonsense so just one extra.  I also added some wire underneath all the special weapon bikes to represent the extra power conduits needed for plasma, melta etc. Jetbikes were immediately primed and flying stands drilled.

 

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Then I studded up the riders legs and stuff. The riders are all fitted separately and built. 3 marines per legion, wanted them unique in some fashion, as well as their ride. So WE have mohawks, EC have some fancypants Palatine blade heads, and SoH have, well, SoH heads. Here's an EC goon and some World Eater dudes a bit closer.

 

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On a roll, I studded some plain Mk pads and a bunch of legs. Plan to mix 'em in with standard dudes, though any Emperor's Children marine will be sure to have a stud somewhere...

 

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Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:37 PM

looking great!  I like the additional details you are adding to the bikes and riders.  How are you doing the additional conduits for the bikes? 



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:39 PM

NICE. I really dig how those are coming along - can't wait to see more!


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 07:50 PM

There will certainly be more. More and more photos of my grueling, slow pace.

 

Conduits are just some Dragon Forge cast guitar wires (they be bendy) glued into previously drilled holes within the engines.


Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:12 PM

I still love the crap outta that EC champ with the sword. One hand driving his dongbike, chillin with his sword buddy, heading to Yokohama for a pack of smokes...

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 08:45 PM

Which size pewter cabling did you use (.045, .065, .085)?  It looks like they were very bendy (much more than I imagined).  Also are you planning on using a specific base for your jet bikes like the Dragonforge flight stands?



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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:32 PM

'Tis quite bendy. You get a few shots to position it before it'll bust. I nabbed a sampler pack. Pretty sure I used the smallest .045 for this cabling.

 

Bases will be Dragonforge "Desecrated Lands" biker pill bases. These match my previous Death Guard stuff. Then, I have some acrylic rod to use as flight stands.


Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:40 AM

Looking at all these jet bikes, and all the damn land speeders you have, makes me wish my list was based off having 3 sicarans to shoot you out of the effing sky.

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 10:30 PM

Dong Bike Detector: I'm payin' for that.

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#20 FinnCairo

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 05:20 AM

Cute. But they ain't gotta drop all that close to spit hot plasma/bolter death.


Scene: Final turn of the old ass Horus Heresy boardgame.
 
Imperial Player: "I put the Emperor in Sky Fortress and escape your uber assault. Oh, look the Dark Angels have arrived in orbit."
 
Traitor Player: "Goddamn you Sky Fortress!"
 
Istvaan III Death Guard here.
Mechanicum-oathed House Col'Khak Knights paint log here.
Fairly erratic, always ongoing Istvaan III survivors/Shattered Legions paint log here.

Equally erratic Adeptus Custodes golden mans adventure paint log here.





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