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Blog Shields of the imperium

Discussion in 'Personal Paint Logs' started by Lord-Marcus, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Lord-Marcus
    Terradon

    Lord-Marcus Well-Known Member

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    As these are taking up quite a bit of space in my "other projects" blog and I think they have gained enough momentum to be given a blog of thier own. I also believe they would benefit from a more focused discussion.

    What am I talking out? Why, my combined armies of the imperium, the thrice ressurected (this being the third time) collection of imperial Miniatures for Warhammer 40k that I intend to rise to the occasion with in 8th edition.

    First things first: what do I have currently?

    To answer succinctly:

    5 adeptus custodes with shields and swords
    2 adeptus custodes conversions with guardian spears
    10 dark angels tactical Marines
    10 mk III ultramarines tactical Marines
    3 random dark angels that need to be stripped and are basically conversion fodder

    Possible more stuff

    Secondly: what's the plan?

    Gather whatever imperial servants I can and build a "crusading" army as a splinter expeditionary force of the Indomitus crusade.

    To this end if you have any bitz and pieces or spare imperial models, even if for trade, please contact me.

    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to get the new starter box. It's just not in the budget. even with online retailer discount.

    I will be attempting to obtain a few primaris Marines but money is again, tight.

    I will be basing the armies entirely on rusted deck plating bases, the very same ones that are in my Etsy shop.

    All commentary is welcome and over actively encouraged. I'm looking at you @NIGHTBRINGER @Ritual

    Till tomorrow,

    LM
     
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  2. NIGHTBRINGER
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    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I look forward to seeing this develop! :)
     
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    Considering this is my third complete start-from-scratch go at this, I'm gonna give it the best shot I can
     
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    7 of 10

    IMG_20170614_000443263.jpg
     
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    Full squad, and a question

    IMG_20170614_233908929.jpg

    Question is this: I have another squad I just dug out that is painted and based. I plan to have unified basing on this army. As such, should I rip them off thier bases, rebase and repair, or strip and repaint?

    The other squad I am talking about is painted orange with red accents
     
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    Librarian in the house.

    IMG_20170618_220306888.jpg IMG_20170618_220300227_HDR.jpg
     
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    They are off to a good start, how were you planning to base them? Urban terrain or something more themed, like snow?
     
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    Rusted deck plating
     
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    I think that would strike a great contrast with the Dark Angels green... it would pain me to rip the marines off their bases though :(

    I am afraid to base my Bretonnian knights for specifically that reason
     
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    This was that other squad i mentioned. I'm trying to decide whether to strip and paint them somehow different. They are currently in a custom paint scheme and Mars ironearth basing.

    IMG_20170620_185221672.jpg
     
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    I'd strip them down and paint them to match the Ultramarines.
     
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    So they are currently soaking, as are some various other minis I have.

    I also got a lot of Marines from a friend of mine, including

    5 terminators
    5 sniper scouts
    2 AoBR captains, one without sword arm
    23 Marines, 3 sgts, 2 plasma Cannon, 1 heavy bolter, 17 bolters

    As such, I will be painting a few squads each from the Emperor's warbringers and iron knights
     
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    Sounds like you have a decent size army. Those starter sets end up making pretty good sources for an unplanned Space Marine army.
     
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    "Holy rusted metal, Batman!"
     
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    It's just the old bat cave, wonder boy. The grimdark batcave

    Random minis from trading mostly
     
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    3 emperor's warbringers sans chapter symbol, which I need a new pot of black paint for.

    Yes, I picked a couple chapters I liked from lexicanum.

    IMG_20170622_190902299.jpg
     
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    And we're at 7 and the final 3 on a priming stand for tomorrow. IMG_20170622_221225814.jpg
     
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    Twenty tacticals painted. Now to make bases
     

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