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So this is 2013’s entry into Armies on Parade.  It consisted of a ‘turned’ force of World Eaters space marines, accompanied by their new allies.  Daemons of Khorne.  Specifically, the amazing Blood Thirster made by Forge World and some Bloodletters.

This year GW decided not to have a Games Day in Australia.  So they decided to still do the Armies on Parade competition, however photos of the winning entries from each store would be sent to head office and put up on GW’s website for everyone to vote on.  Yet again I won the store comp but didn’t win the overall comp.  I hope GW decided to have a Games Day for Australia this year.  Even though I live 1,000km away, its well worth the expense and effort to get there.

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It was still good to get the shop award though

Thanks for dropping in

John

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Well, its been a long time coming but I finally got around to it.  I’ve started painting my 30k World Eaters army.  Bit late maybe, but who cares, they’re going to be bad ass.  I’ve actually been quite busy this last week or two with painting and modelling however I’ve been so focused on painting and modelling I’ve neglected to do any posts.  Plus the weather has been seriously crap here in Brisbane this last week so the light hasn’t been very conducive to taking good quality photos.  I did manage to get some pictures of my finished squad of 10 Blood Letters of Khorne and my Iron Hands Storm Eagle, however I had the wrong exposure setting on my camera and the pics turned out seriously crap.  So once the light improves here I’ll do up a post each for those two completed projects.

Anyway…  Back to the XII Legion.  So this is a pretty ambitious project for me, however instead of tackling it all in one hit, I’ve broken it down into smaller pieces to make it a bit more manageable.  I’ve actually gone and purchased over 5000pts worth of resin crack for the army, however I’m not going to attempt to paint them all at once…. I did think about it though… Plus, I’d like to enter Armies on Parade (September 28 in Australia) this year too and I figured having another Horus Heresy era army in the competition wouldn’t hurt…

Moving right along, the first lot of units on the painting table for the World Eaters are:

1.  Angron (of course),

2.  Terminator Squad,

3.  Rampager Squad,

4.  Legion Heavy Support Squad,

5.  Spartan Assault Tank (pimp mobile for the Terminators),

6.  Storm Eagle Gunship, and

7.  Contemptor Dreadnought

Heres what all that looks like in a box after I cut off all the tabs, pour point etc incase you’re wondering….

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So lets take a look at these units shall we…  By the way, the pics are pretty poor quality so please bear with me

Angron

Can I just say this model is amazing.  I know its been done to death on the interwebs but I just have to have a chop at it too (pardon the pun).  The detail is astonishing and Simon Egan well and truly exceeded everyones expectations with this model.  I won’t bang on too much about it but I’m seriously looking forward to painting this model.

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Terminator Squad

I knew very early on I wanted the squad sergeant to be based on the Tyberos model of Carcharodon fame.  This was for several reasons, the first is I really like the stance of this mini, and secondly, it has no Imperial Eagle on the breast plate.  As you may know, only the Emperors Children were allowed to have the Aquila on their breast plate, and the final reason is I like the studs on the armour and its baroque look, and well… its just a cool model and its character really suits that of the World Eaters.

This opened up an interesting can of worms for me as the terminator models I wanted to use for the actual squad are the Tartaros pattern terminator squad.  When I purchased these models, the Legion Tartaros pattern squad were not available so I had the armour I wanted, but the torsos were festooned with Aquila’s and the legs had no studs on them.  I also had a bunch of left over Tyberos models from when I did my Carcharodon army a year or two ago.  So I decided to go and make the torso from the Tyberos model the torso for the Tartaros squad. This required a fair bit of cutting, drilling and chopping but I got their in the end.  I also added studs to the legs and power fists of the models.  I’m pretty happy with the overall result.  Here are some pics, and also I’ll included a thumb nail gallery of the progress shots I take with my phone as I’m going along.  As I’ve mentioned previously I do these mostly for myself so I can remember how to I did something if I need to go back to it at some point in the future so they are not the most wonderfully framed shots.

I really like the squad sergeant (the whole squad will have the same should pads too)

 

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The squad preped and ready for undercoating

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Rampager Squad

These bad boys are the blood thirsty crazy psychopaths that have had the Butchers Nails implants. I guess they eventually went on to become Khorne Berzerkers… seems to fit.  I tried to have as many Chain Axe variants as I could for this squad and I made the squad leader out of an actual Rampager with a massive two handed Chain Axe.  I actually see these guys more as a Legion Tactical Squad that have just swapped their Bolters for Chain Weapons and Bolt pistols as opposed to a real Rampager squad, but for the sake of this post, lets just call them Rampagers.  I made sure they are all shod in MKII armour, which the XII Legion favoured.

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Legion Heavy support squad

The army needs someone to do the heavy lifting, so I thought some heavy weapons would be a good idea at this point.  So I threw in some plasma cannons.

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Spartan

This is one seriously bad ass tank.  If you haven’t read the Betrayal rule book yet, you may not know that in 30k these tanks were hard hitting, teeth pulling mo fo’s.  With a few upgrades they are practically indestructible, easily capable of delivering up to 12 Terminators to the enemies door step to wreak havoc whist along the way delivering hammer blows to the enemy.  So I decided to go balls out with this bad boy and stick practically every upgrade you can put on a Spartan on this model.  One in particular that I’ve wanted to do on a Landraider for some time is a dozer blade so this was a good opportunity to give it a shot.  This is perhaps what I am most proud of on this model, I hope it turns out ok once its all painted.  I intend on painting the interior of this model so the hull isn’t assembled yet. A few other obvious upgrades I’ve added to this model are a remote weapons platform for the multi melta and HK missile, frag assault launchers and track upgrades.  Behold

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Track upgrade

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Storm Eagle Gunship

Just cos they’re cool (that gap in the hulls been filled by the way)

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Assembling this kit is a real punish…

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Finally…  The Contemptor Dreadnought

So I’ve had this idea for a Contemptor for some time now that involves said Contempotor back handing a marine across the battlefield with a massive iron bar.  Yep, brutal.  It was sort of inspired by the cover of the Black Library Book Betrayer.  I wanted the base to tell a small story too…  So basically the dreadnought has been swatting marines with a random I beam that he’s found somewhere along the way.  A marine is behind some make-shift battlefield barricade frantically trying to hold off the assaulting force, and this dreadnought has just rocked up under fire and smacked this marine with massive I beam out from behind his cover.  You can see on the base spent bolter casings and an unloaded bolter on one of the drums.

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Thats it for now.  Thanks for dropping in, hope you’ve gotten something from this post.  As usual, comments welcome.

Until next time

John

 

Hey everyone,

Heres something to get you very excited.  My good friend, fellow blogger and painter extraordinaire who’s models have featured on the front page of Games Workshops blog found their way to The Painting Bunker today and we couldn’t help ourselves so we staged a few shots for your viewing pleasure.  I think you’ll agree with me in that these pictures look amazing.

We are actually planning on fighting the campaign from the Betrayal when I get these boards finished and have painted my World Eaters, so this is just a taste of things to come.

Behold!

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Cheers

John

Hello fine people

It brings me great pleasure to post these photos up for you to look at.  I’m really pleased with how this has all come together and I hope you are too.  Please enjoy!

Thanks for looking

Comments always welcome

John Sutton, Brisbane, Qld

Hello Fine People,

So with a few events coming up in the next few months I thought I’d get busy and do a 2′ x 2′ display board for my Carcharodon’s. I gave this a lot of thought actually. How would I present it, would it be themed or just a space to place the models and give them some context or would it be a modeling extravaganza?

What I decided on was to actually to create a mini diorama.

For those who haven’t read the Badab war books, let me take a small excerpt from vol 11 to give you some context for my idea.

From Imperial Armour volume 11, p114

“Upon departing the Maelstrom Zone, the Carcharodons were to enact a final course of action that would seal their dark legend; what has become know as the Sorrow of Tranquillity. After the surrender of the last Mantis Warriors to the Red Scorpions ended their part in the war, the Carcharodon’s fleet returned to the Endymion Cluster. Their, with the agreement of the Fire Hawks, to whom dominion had now been granted over the former Mantis Warriors’ domains, they assisted the Fire Hawks in bringing the Cluster’s worlds brutally into compliance with their new masters and punished them for their transgressions. The Carcharodons focused their attentions in particular on the Tranquillity system, whose worlds were the primary recruiting and training grounds of the Mantis Warriors Chapter and housed several of the Chapter’s hidden bases and armouries. There the Carcharodons uncovered and ransacked, and from Tranquillity they harvested a generation of young males to fill the Chapter’s losses, forcing them to fight to the death to prove their worth, although the Fire Hawks had expected them to go this far remains unknown. Thus paid in blood, the Carcharodon’s fleet departed the Cluster, with Explorator augers marking its course through the Warp as ascending the galactic plane into the darkness of the outer void once more”

So the plan is to use the FW realm of battle board to depict the Carcharodons uncovering one of the Mantis Warriors hidden armouries and assaulting it, with a few rogue Mantis Warriors trying to defend it. Should be good.

Here is a picture of what basically I’m intending on having it look like.

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I’ve since undercoated it and will begin painting tonight.

Ok, that’s it for the moment…

Comments always welcome

John

Hello fine people,

Well, I did this tonight in a vein attempt to have my a army ready for a tournament I’m playing in tomorrow… oh well…

Anyways, with the game now changed quite a bit from 5th ed, I figured that having one of these is a good investment…

I’m pretty sure this (with its cyclone that is about to be added) will ruin any flyers day pretty quickly.

nice.

such an awesome model.

I also tried (again in vein) to add a 5 man assault squad with power sword and two plasma pistols… this is how far I got…

One thing I really like about the Carcharodons is that they have bits of all the MK’s of armour in their squads.  It makes for an interesting looking army/unit

Ok, I’m off to get some sleep.

Enjoy

John