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Well, after many days of toil, I finally finished my first commission.  As many of you know, I don’t really accept commissions.  For many reasons, the first and most important is that it takes away from my own time painting, and the second is that because there is such a low barrier to entry into doing ‘commissions’ the fees the market has come to expect is well and truly below my opportunity cost.  Both personally and professionally.  However on this particular occasion both of these criteria were met and exceeded.

I’ve always had a fondness for Epic scale armies. However ever since Games Workshop abandoned the system some 10 years ago (has it been that long!?!) the support for the models and rules has not been there.  While Games Workshop and Forge World have come ahead leaps and bounds (especially Forge World) in terms of model design, sadly the old epic range hasn’t kept up.  Until now.

All I can say now is that this army has really re-kindled my interest in this scale of modelling and wargaming.  Specifically 30k era gaming.  I’m really excited to get my hands on some 30k models in this scale and recount the battles on Istvaan III and then Istvaan V.  Epic in more ways than one.

As I mentioned in my previous post, the owner of this army wishes to remain anonymous,  however if you’d like to be put in contact with him, contact me via my Facebook page.  I’ll forward you his details and maybe he’ll share with you where he sources this magnificent models.

Speaking of, BEHOLD!

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Alpha Legion Allied Detachment

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Hell Blade Chaos Fight Squadron

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Legio Mortis Warhound Pack

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Renegade Death Strike Missile Battery

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Renegade Hydra Flakk Tank Battery

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Renegade Malcador Defender Squadron

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Renegade Malcador Tank Squadron

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Renegade Mechanised Infantry Company

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Renegade Minotaur Artillery Tank Squadron (front & back)

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Renegade Objective Markers

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Renegade Ogryn Berserker Unit

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A selection of Renegade tanks and infantry for scale

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Well thats it for now folks.  Its been a really privilege to paint his army.  Thoroughly enjoyed it form start to finish.  The standard of these models is exceptional and will stand up to the most rigorous scrutiny.

I’ll be returning to uni on 02 March.  Between now and then I’m aiming to do a little bit more painting.  With any luck there’ll be one or two more posts in me before then.

Thanks for dropping in.

Questions and comments welcome.

See you next time,

John

 

 

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Hey there,

It’s been a while since my last proper post, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about painting.  I’ve been doing a little here and there, however its been sporadic and not as focused as I like it to be.  This has been largely due to my studies.  The good news is schools out for the year!  The bad news is I won’t be able to much painting between now and new year.  Got a bit on, including a trip to New York City and Washington DC over the Christmas period.  Really looking forward to that.  BTW, if any of my readers know some cool shops I should check out hobbywise, even plastic kits etc, please word me up.  We’re staying just near time square and will travel for awesomeness!

As many of you know, I don’t do commissions.  I tend to find the opportunity cost too great.  It takes away from my own painting time too much.  However I got a very interesting request recently that I couldn’t resist.  To paint a Net Epic Renegade Guard army, with some Titans and Alpha Legion marines.  I won’t go into the background of Net Epic, but suffice to say, Epic (Space Marine, Adeptus Titanicus, et al) used to be one of the raddest games that GW ever produced.  It was in 6mm scale, and you could wage war on a scale that was commensurate with the 41st millennium.  Then GW ballsed it up and decided to discontinue it.  However, some passionate gamers picked up the system and improved it, developed more rules and army lists for it and published it for free on the internet.  Nice.

I’ve always really liked the system.  My first exposure to it was via Space Marine, and who could forget the evocative box art.  Totally amazingEESpaceMarine1991

Then of course, GW produced some expansions for it.  The one I most fondly remember was ‘Renegades’  It had that totally insane World Eater on the front cover.  It also had one of the first coherent explanations of the confrontation between Horus and The Emperor during the Horus Heresy.  Truly amazing stuff.picRenegades__Eldar_and_Chaos_Armies_for_Space_Marine

And of course that now (in)famous picture that accompanied the story describing the Emperor teleporting onto Horus’s Battle Barge at the siege of Terra during the climax of the Horus Heresy.

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Just sit back and take that amazing picture in.  Truly from the ‘halcyon’ days of GW

Anyway, enough of a trip down memory lane.  Suffice to say, when I was approached to paint this army, I was pretty keen.  I’ve actually painted a few 30k World Eaters in 6mm scale and really enjoyed it.  So to share with everyone this really interesting, revived gaming system and range of models, I’ve decided to document it for you all.

Here goes

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These represent objects I believe.  IMG_4083

Yes, you can believe your eyes, a 40k scale Warhound Titan, in 6mm scale, complete with interior detail.  IMG_4086 IMG_4087 IMG_4088

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As you can see, tanks feature heavily in this scale…. The level of detail on these models is truly astonishing.  IMG_4095 IMG_4096 IMG_4099

Now getting down to business.  It’s actually been fun working with models made out of white metal again.  There is something peculiarly satisfying about holding a metal miniature.  IMG_4102

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Some of the tanks require minor assembly.  I’ve used a 2-part expoxy resin, held in place with clamps while setting. IMG_4105 IMG_4106 IMG_4107 IMG_4109The infantry.

Well, thats it for now.  It’s late and I’m tired.  The owner of the army wishes to remain anonymous.  If you want to know where there minis were source, send me a message via my Facebook page.  I’m really excited about this army and can’t wait to start getting some paint on it.  By the way, thanks to everyone who inquired about my armies and titans I had up for sale.  They’ve all gone to a new home and are being well and truly enjoyed.

Until next time!  Bye for now

John