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So, if you want to smoke a whole bunch of marines quickly from afar what do you use?  Plasma cannons.

For those that follow this blog regularly will know that I’m doing both a Loyalist and Traitor World Eaters army.  To distinguish between the two forces, the Loyalists will all be in Mk 4 armour, while the Traitors will be all in Mk 2 armour.  So these guys are Loyalists.

I’ve actually got the rest of the 2000pt Loyalist army on the painting table at the moment, so with any luck I’ll have a few more posts coming up shortly with the rest of these heavy hitters.  It’d be nice to be able to field 2000pts of World Eaters marines.  Mostly infantry too.  I really like marines in 30k.  In fact, I prefer to play 30k these days more than 40k.  Much more interesting game.

I actually used these guys a little while ago in a game.  A squad of Terminators teleported just near them.  The Terminators didn’t move when they deployed (ran in the shooting phase) so were very closely grouped together.  Next turn, these guys smoked them to a man.  Nice.

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Ok, thats it for now, until next time

John

Such a great model.  Major pain in the ass to assemble though.  I assembled mine with the landing gear up too.  When the landing gear is down, it sort of reminds me of a chicken flying.  You know, because they don’t actually fly, they have to leave their feet down?  Anyway, I much rather the look of it with the gear up.  Looks like a predator.  It does make it super hard to transport though.

Apologies about the picture too.  My light box that I photograph most of my models in, isn’t that great at larger models like this.  I think you get the gist though.  It’s pretty amazing on the board too.  It owns the sky, and can take a real beating and keep going.

I’ve since replaced the GW flying stand with a clear piece of rod.  I can’t stand the GW flying stand.  WTF were they thinking?!?!

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My World Eaters force is really getting some colour to it now.  I’ve got Angron, Terminators, Spartan, Contemptor Dreadnought, the Storm Eagle, Rampagers and one more unit… to come in the next post…

Thanks for dropping in

John

World Eaters Ravagers

Posted: December 30, 2013 in World Eaters
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This will be a very quick post.  Just more of a ‘look what I’ve finished painting’ sort of thing.

So this is a World Eater ‘Rampager’ Squad.  Basically these guys have all had the Butchers Nails implanted into their brain.  I’ve put them all in MkII armour.  Consistent with the World Eaters preference for this Mk of armour.  World Eaters Rampager
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World Eaters Rampager LegionaireThats it for now, thanks for dropping in.

John

Hello Folks !

Its been a while between post…  It’s not through being idle I can assure you.  I’ve had a pretty packed last few months with study and quite a bit of travel, which has meant something had to give… Writing posts for the Bunker was one of them.  So, I’ve just finished making drafts off all the posts I’ve got to catch up on and this is the first one of thirteen.  The plan is to write them all this afternoon and then release one every second day or so.

So over the next 2-3 weeks you’ll be seeing quite a few posts.  Some of the topics are very interesting indeed…  You’ll see the results of some comps I’ve entered models in, progress on the the World Eaters (of course) a new gaming table I’m working on (cough *Anphelion Base* cough) and maybe even a battle report (or two)

So lets get started with the first post…  This years Queensland Model Hobby Expo.  As usual, it was quite an interesting event.  With the best modellers from all over Queensland entering in one of the 30 something categories.  This year I entered models in two categories and won prizes in both.  In fact, in one of the categories I entered, I won all three places.  They liked the models I entered so much, they even awarded me a two silvers in the same category!

It was my World Eaters that stole the show.  The Spartan, Contemptor Dreadnought and Storm Eagle (no post yet) cleaned up, and my Reaver Titan also got a place.  I actually got approached by the editor of Australia’s only? local modelling magazine, ModelArt Australia to write an article on my Reaver.

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So these are the awards I picked up.  I was a little disappointed I didn’t do as well in the Single Figure Open category.  However the man the took the Gold was a good friend of mine who is a very accomplished modeller and being beaten by him isn’t such a bad thing.  The Silver medal missing the plaque is the second Silver that they just ‘invented’ for the category I owned…  I guess they stole it from somewhere else and removed the plaque.
IMG_294002One of the things I really enjoy about going to these types of events is seeing how other modellers do business.  You can learn a lot from other modellers.
IMG_294103 IMG_294204 IMG_294305The classic scene from the classic movie Mad Max.  The film that launched Mel Gibsons’ career.  If you haven’t seen it, go a do it now.  Then watch part two.  Don’t worry about part three…
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IMG_294808 IMG_294909 Nice IMG_295010 Couldn’t resist taking a photo of this classic.  This was produced by ArmorCast back in the 90’s when they had the licence from Games Workshop to produce some of the models that they didn’t make in 40k scale.  The Titans for Eldar and Adeptus Mechanicus (Titans) were some of these models.  This Eldar Phantom was just a blown up to 40k scale version of its Epic scale counter part.  The paint job on this one was even faithfully reproduced from the Games Workshop Eavy Metal studio paint job of the time.  IMG_295111 IMG_295212 IMG_295313 IMG_295514This rusting train really stole the show.  The modeller that produced this took home basically all the awards that can be won at the Expo.  People choice, best in show, the list goes on.  He deserved it too!  It was an amazing build and tremendous attention to detail paid to even the most subtlest aspect of the weathering.  Simple amazing, and a real source of inspiration.
IMG_295615 IMG_2959163D printers are starting to make their presence felt in the modelling community.  This is a very inexpensive kit that was for sale.
IMG_296417Me getting one of my awards…  I’ve been told that I need to have more photos of me on my blog…

Ok, so overall, it was a great event.  Its basically a staple of the Brisbane modelling scene.  Very well run, and very high quality models on display.  I would like to put a few more models in other categories next year, and of course take out a few more places…

Until the next post…

John

So… this has been a long time coming and now that I’m finished with it, I can say with certainty that it was worth the wait.  Its a great kit by Forge World.  I think I’ll just let the pictures do the talking on this one…World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 1 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 2 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 3 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 4 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 5 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 6 World Eater Spartan Assault Tank 7These are the track links that I made for this kit as I wanted to add a little more detail to them than what comes stock.  If there is enough interest, I may actually produce them for sale similar to what I did with the Storm Shield.  Just a quick point about them, is that I’ve run very coarse sand paper over them to give them a used look, they are quite detailed if thats not your thing.  So flick me an email or leave a comment if its something you think you’d be interesting in seeing available for purchase.

If you look in the progress shot gallery you’ll se clearer images of what they look like fresh

Thanks for dropping in

John Sutton, Brisbane, Qld

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

 

 

So yesterday I went on a bit of a painting bender and finished this bad boy off, the Forge World Greater Daemon of Khorne.  I am very pleased with the final results.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, its an amazing miniature and was a real pleasure to paint.  It also stretched me as a painter which I enjoyed.  Painting Space Marines all the time can become a little tedious and cause your style to stagnate somewhat.  So anyway, enough yakidy yak

Behold!

An’Ggrath the Unbound
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Thanks for dropping in…

Next up something for my Iron Hands I think…

Comments always welcome

John

 

Hey there, been a while between posts these days however I keep forging ahead spending what spare time I have at the moment on chipping away at my current project, the Forge World Bloodthirster Greater Daemon of Khorne.  What a magnificent miniature it is too, I don’t know about you but I find that my appreciation of a mini deepens when I begin to paint it, I find that I really start to look at a mini properly as I’m painting it and the more time I spend painting this mini, the more I really recognise just what an amazing figure this is.

Daniel Cockersell, in the unlikely event you are reading this post, thank you for giving us such an amazing model.  This Bloodthirster Greater Daemon really captures the violence, blind rage, power and brutality of this Chaos Power.

So the WIP pictures.  First up is the base.  Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 1

I’m very pleased with how the base has turned out.  This base is really a test pilot for how I intend on doing the bases for my up coming 30k World Eaters army.  Indeed, this Greater Daemon of Khorne along with about 20 plastic Blood Letters are going to be an allied contingent for when I use the 30k World Eaters for games of 40k, when they of course will be Chaos Space Marines.   Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 2

The mangled up Ultra Marine.  I sort of saw this guy as having been flicked aside by the Bloodthirster and then crushed beneath a massive piece of masonry or something as the Bloodthirster advances.Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 3

A better shot.  I was a bit reluctant to put blood on the model, as I’ve often felt that it cheapens the look of a mini because its such a hard effect to reproduce in scale.  However I gave it a shot using various oil paints and I’m pretty happy with the final effect.  Forge World Bloodthirster of Khorne 4Who’s that handsome devil?  The skin is going to take a long time on this model to get looking right.  I spent probably 3hrs on this face yesterday and its still going.  Overall I’m happy with how it looks but there are still some small areas that I want to revisit.  For those interested I’ve used oils, acrylics, inks and washes on this guy so far.  Also, the finish hasn’t been sealed yet either, so thats why it looks a little shiny.

The wings have also been finished too however they are not that interesting so I didn’t bother photographing them, suffice to say though they are massive and when this model is complete its going to be gigantic.

Ok, thats it for me now.  I’ve got a bit of time off coming up in a few weeks where I intend on hitting this pretty hard, then moving on to the World Eaters.  I’m going to be doing a separate post on the World Eaters shortly, I actually had the 5000pt army rock up on my door step a week or two ago.  I wanted to take a photo of me swimming in all the resin crack for you all, however my good sense got the better of me.  So you’ll be seeing a far more measured diary starting up for my World Eaters shortly.

As usual comments are always welcome and thanks for dropping in.

Until next time,

John

I haven’t really done that many posts on this blog that are actually a work in progress post.  Since moving from forums to my own blog I’ve mostly just brought you either finished projects or tutorials.  So I thought I’d mix things up a bit and bring you a series of posts around my new Forge World Greater Daemon of Khorne.  If you read my previous post you’d know that a good friend of mine actually gave me this model after he’d had if for a year or two and didn’t think he’d ever get to painting it.  Obviously I accepted his extreme generosity and ever since have been thinking through various ways I might approach painting this epic bad guy.  And a bad ass he is, make no mistake.  This is one seriously amazing sculpt and its a real pleasure studying the detail on it.  I really admire the talent and years of honing skill that it would take to produce something like this.

So lets get into it shall we?

As with any model this size (or indeed any model for that matter) preparation and having a plan are essential.  In terms of preparation ensure that the model is going to fit together properly, be sturdy and have no gaps etc.  In terms of a plan, how is it going to be painted?, whats the base going to look like?, are you going to paint it in pieces or as an assembled model?  Many of these questions need to be considered and answered clearly before you embark on a project.

For this model, I actually plan on using it in my upcoming World Eaters army for when I feel like running them as CSM, so it seems appropriate to have a Greater Daemon and also a few Blood Letters for good measure.

Apart from that, preparation is the next aspect to be considered.  Being such a massive model (its huge) I want to ensure that I’m not relying on simply super glue to keep the model together nor the simple joints that Forge World have created for the model.  Having strong bonds along key stress points is an important consideration with models like this.

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So for all of the main joints on this kit, which are the left hip, both wrist joints, hips and wings, I have used 2mm spring steel to add that extra degree of support that I know I’ll be grateful for after I’ve used that bad ass in a few games.  Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 2

No to rely totally on the strength of the steel, I also like to drill additional “key” holes.  What this does is allows the epoxy resin that I use to bond the pieces together to seep into the holes and assist with strengthening the mechanical bond of the pieces.  Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 3

For this model I’m actually magnetising it to its base.  Why you ask?  Well its for two reasons, the first is to facilitate with painting and the second is a secret that you’ll just have to wait and see.  One aspect of this model that I’m not entirely happy with is the models attention to something thats in its immediate foreground.  Its so stooped over that its almost looking at its feet.  As I’ve mentioned before, I suspect but don’t know for certain that this model was sculpted to be posed with Hector Rex.  Hence why its appears to have its attention focused on something about man sized more or less at its feet.  I wanted to overcome this to a degree so that someone looking at the model can get a better look at the detail of the models front.  So I used cork floor tiles to “jack up” the front left foot, while keeping the back foot at normal base level.  It’s just a subtle thing, but as you’ll see it makes a massive difference in how the model now interacts with its audience.
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Just getting the pose right.  Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 5

So detail of the base.  I want it to look like a hellish battle field.  Only the most nightmarish of battle fields would enable a daemon of this stature be summoned.  Note the crushed Space MarineForgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 6

A better view of the base.  I used a lot of different materials on this base, cork floor tiles, train set ballast, skulls and ceramic bricks from Secret Weapon Miniatures and as you’ll see in other pictures, Forge World brass etched barbed wire and an Imperial Eagle.

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When it comes to glueing this pieces together I like to use small cramps to ensure that a strong bond it made.  Its a bit of an involved process but the results speak for themselves.Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 8

Yeah, complicated.  Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 9

Some of the base detail, almost complete.Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 10

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The base now with added barbed wire and the Greater Daemon stepping on a damaged Imperial EagleForgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 12

A clearing image of the finished baseForgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 13

This shot was taken just prior to undercoating.  As I mentioned there were a few pieces missing from the model so I had to make a few molds of those pieces today and then cast them up, if you look very closely you can see where they are as they’re white resin.  Forgeworld Greater Daemon of Khorn WIP 14Ok, thats me for the time being.  Hope you enjoyed this WIP post.  I think I might make it a bit more of a habit in the future.

Comments always welcome, and thanks for dropping in

John

 

Hello everyone!

Its been a while since my last post as I’ve been busy with study, life and just well, I needed to take a bit of a break to recharge my painting mojo…  it came back pretty strong on Wednesday morning and I cracked open the bunker and went on a mini painting bender and smashed out two test models for my up and coming 30k World Eaters.  This is something that I’ve been thinking of for quite some time however for some reason I couldn’t decide in my mind exactly what I wanted to do in terms of how I was going to paint them.  I had a few different ideas for the white actually, and I was torn as to which method I’d ultimately use.

So I just decided to paint one model with each method and compare and contrast the results.  So sit back and I’ll take you though what I did and how I did it blow-by-blow.  Hope you enjoy it.  By the way, if you follow my Facebook page you’ll already have seen the end results, and if you don’t follow my Facebook page, go do it now….  I was actually so pleased with how both models turned out that I posted the pictures up on my Facebook page to show them off.

So here we go….

Let me begin by giving you some idea on where my head was at before I commenced painting these two models.  White is a tricky (tint, its not a colour) to paint and the colour that is under it has a very strong influence on how we perceive it.  The look that I want to achieve with my World Eaters is one that gives the viewer the impression that they have been in, or are in combat.  So lots of grime, dints, dust and grittiness.  However I don’t want them to look like they’ve just been thrown in a washing machine with a couple of bricks either.  Lets face it, Marines would get shot at a lot, firstly because they are generally numerically inferior to their opponent and secondly, it would take a lot of fire power to drop an Astartes.  Achieving this balance is a major technical and aesthetic challenge with white.

This is why I’ve gone for experimenting with two different base colours for the models.  One has a very light grey base colour, and the other has a very light brown base colour.  The light grey model ultimately had its panel lines cut it with a black oil wash, while the light brown model had its panel lines cut in with a dark brown oil wash.  So lets take a look at the stages and I’ll walk you through it.

As some of you who’ve followed my painting updates perviously will know, I’m really big on preparation and batch painting.  I like to create a system and document it when I paint an army so that if and when I revisit it I can reproduce it, and also its a devision of labor idea, where I attempt the use my time when painting an army as economically as possible.  However I like to keep in mind the end result and in painting models fast, I don’t like to compromise the finish either…  So I spend a bit of time preparing models before painting them, so that when I paint I can achieve a standard which I consider slightly above table top standard for my rank and file models.

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So here we have stage one.  The body of the marine built, with its head, arms, backpack, shoulder armour and weapons attached or mounted on tooth picks which are held in place with polystyrene foam.  When I say mounted on what I mean is for items like the arms, backpack, head and weapon I actually drill a 2mm hole in them and just force the tooth pick into the hole.  This saves time glueing them onto the tooth pick and if I bump them and they fall off, I can just re-attach them.  Everything is cleaned up, barrels are drilled and the paint is ready.  I’ve got a clear picture in my mind of what I want the finished model to look like.

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Black undercoat.  Nothing really revolutionary here. How to paint World Eater Space Marines 3

Once the black undercoat is applied I take the pieces that will be getting different treatments and fix them to separate foam plinths.  Here the bolters have been painted with Citadel Leadbelcher.    How to paint World Eater Space Marines 4

Just like the bolters I’ve segregated the shoulder armour and back packs.  One thing that isn’t shown in this picture is that they were actually all aligned to face the same direction they would when on the marine.  This will assist later when it comes time to shading them.  The base for the blue is Citadel Kantor Blue.  Once that had dried, I gave each piece a small highlight with Citadel  Caledor Sky, and then finally a even smaller highlight with 70% Caledor Sky and 30% White Scar.
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The first marine is given his black undercoat a base coat of Citadel Dawnstone.  I didn’t go over board with coverage, as I want the black to remain in recesses etc to add to the  pre-shading of the white when it eventually goes over the top.  How to paint World Eater Space Marines 6

As per the stage above except with Citadel Baneblade Brown.How to paint World Eater Space Marines 7

The first coat of white.  I created a mix of 90% Citadel White Scar and 10% Citadel Dawnstone.  This stage you want to make sure that you apply the colour with a “top down” notion in mind.  Remember that most of the time the source or light (the sun) is above the marine, so we expect to see shadows in areas where shadows would normally be created in natural light.  So lightly dust this mixture on ensuring that you keep the model pointing up as you are painting it.  Don’t go over the top either, just like the Dawnstone, you want to make sure that the coverage isn’t complete, you want some Dawnstone, and if you’ve done the job right, some of the black to still be showing through.

Once that was done, I gave the model a very light coat of just straight White Scar to make the raised areas really pop.  You need to be very delicate with the paint application at this stage otherwise you run the risk of making the white too bright and ruining the effect you were trying to achieve by using the black and grey undercoat.
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As above except with Citadel Baneblade brown.How to paint World Eater Space Marines 9

I then added chipping with a small sponge, painted in the detail and gave the models a coat of gloss varnish in preparation for oil washes.  How to paint World Eater Space Marines 10

I really like this picture for many reasons.  Mainly because it clearly demonstrates the distinct difference between the brown and grey undercoat.  I deliberately chose to use brown and black oil paint respectively on each model to further accentuate the undercoat colour coming through the white and thus further emphasise the two “looks” I was going for.  I actually think the one on the right would be a great base for a Death Guard….

Once i’d finished painting the bases, finishing up the detail etc, I gave each part a good coat of matt varnish, assembled each marine, hit it with some weathering powders and then gave it another hit with matt varnish.  Below are the pictures of the finished models.

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I’m really please with the results and very really anxious to get started on the army proper now.  I’ve decided to go with the grey undercoat after all that as I think it give a more authentic white and is in line with how I’d imagine the XII Legion to look.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks for dropping in, comments as always are very welcome.

John Sutton, Brisbane, Qld