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#1 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:16 PM

Hello all,

 

Long time 30k Player, who's main army is Iron Warriors, when I saw Shotguns could be the main weapon for them I knew I had to do a blackshield force, for now colour scheme isn't decided, toying with the idea of Grey with Black Pads. 

 

So far got 20 chain axes, 20 shotguns and several sprues of MKIII armour, so slowly building up my squads, finding getting the Forge World Space marine shotguns to line up with MKIII arms alot more work than I realised as each arm needs to be carved out slightly for a good fit.

 

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My preference is to always paint should pads/helmets separate to the bodies, really pleased with how the Chain Axe marine looks.

 

Anyway thanks for reading, I hope to update regularly work and hobby time permitting.


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#2 Johan

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:46 PM

looks like a healty shotgun addiction. 



#3 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:00 PM

So been a busy two weeks and not made as much progress as I had hoped, had a pop at doing a tester model for the paint scheme, which im very unhappy with so back to the drawing board regarding that, heres some pics of the army so far, I do have a 2.5k posted with the majority of the below models being made towards it.

 

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Army shot of what I have put together so far, 16 shotgun Marauders and a couple of Chain Axe/Power Axe, overall goal is to have a mixture of armed individuals in my squads

 

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So this is an old model I had laying around, drilled out the old head, thinking this will be my chaplain/herald undecided yet still looking into the Crux Terminus and if its acceptable to have it on a Marine in the 30k universe.

 

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This is either going to be the start of my Reaver, or a Lord, im aware the Reaver doesn't come with a chain axe, however he would fit in visually if he is carrying one in one hand and the named sword in the other.

 

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The first Marauder Squad, Heads, Shoulders and Packs to be painted individually, also allows easier access for attaching cloaks. 

 

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Very early stage of Apothecary 1 

 

As you can see the force is still in the blu tac phase, cutting down and trimming the pouches/ammo for the chest rigs is time consuming as each is bespoke. Goal is by next weekend to have 30 Marauders assembled and a few basecoated.

 

Thanks for looking


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#4 Mounty_chris

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

I feel you on the Crux Terminatus. Technically, the crusader cross is a symbol which is period relevant.. with some GS you could tweak it to look less cruxy. 

I cheated and constructed a shroud over one. Concealing ones former heraldy as a sort of symbolic thing?



#5 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:15 PM

Done a little more work tonight on the force, undecided regarding using the following packs on a small range of marines, to enforce the ragtag I feel blackshields would have regarding their wargear;

 

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There are some examples in the red/black books of marines with these particular backpacks, however they are noted to not offer as much protection against Radiation, which is one items I hope to use alot of

 

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Next question is mixing in some MKII bits into the MKIII armour against to mix it up a little, this is also due to me having a stockpile of MKII assault marine style arms and needing to make some more chain axe wielding marauders 



#6 Raglan

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:05 PM

Get some paint on those models mate, they won't paint themselves unfortunately.  



#7 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:17 PM

Hi all, been quiet as iv been busy with work, this morning I had a test with the flesh for the Black Shields

 

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Really pleased with how it came out, got 15 more bare heads to do for the force, more pictures to follow over the coming weeks


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#8 Ripper.McGuirl

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:45 PM

Lookin' great! I am always glad to see awesome Blackshield forces pop up.

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#9 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 03:52 PM

Bit of an update, managed to get the vast majority base coated today in the metallic black, a bit of a break down of the force ;

 

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Characters/Terminators

 

Herald, Reaver, Apothcarys and Techmarine, 5 Terminators, with Chain Fists (for some much needed anti tank)

 

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My two Sicarans and Deredeo, with the Auto Cannon Arms and Missile Pods (not seen but also undercoated)

 

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20x Marauders, with the gubbinz of Power Axes

 

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15 Maruaders with all the Gubbinz

 

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Current State of the Dreadclaw ..... so many gaps that need/needed filling


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#10 Raglan

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 06:45 AM

Good man, keep up the work rate, it takes determination to finish a project. 



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:58 AM

Looking good, man!

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#12 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 02:01 PM

Howdy all, 

 

Bit of an update, with only a week to go until I need these guys 'playable' managed to make some more progression on the infantry;

 

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Mocked up a few marines before weathering to get a vibe for the force still and still excited to get it completed 

 

 

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The last model of the army arrived last weekend, seems in the UK at the moment you can't get hold of baneblades from independant stockists (somthing to do with them being awesome in the new 40k), track have been a complete pain to assemble.

 

More pictures to follow over the weekend as the models start to get assembled, and tanks weathered.

 

Peace out


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#13 Shai-Hulud

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:25 PM

Evening all,

 

So in typical fashion, painting right up to the last minute with still a few more bits to do tonight, here is the force ill be taking up to Warhammer World this weekend for the Throne of Skulls weekend. 

 

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Ill put a post after the event and let you know how I got on 

 

Peace


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#14 Shovellovin

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:46 PM

 Good looking force you have there. Best of luck at the event.







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