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TOEG09 - Marines - Golden Angels

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:11 pm 
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Hello all, short time lurker, 1st time poster :)

I have recently been keen on getting into EA, I bought a heap of models from and old friend and I was looking for someone to paint me an army as I didnt want to stuff up nice Epic models, especially some that can be hard to get. I didnt have much success with finding a painter as many have a very full workload so I decided to give it a whirl.

I decided to start with a marine army because the models are fairly prevalent and I wont feel too bad if I stuff them up.

As a basic theme for the army I am going to use my 40k Golden Angels which are based on a Dark Angel Deathwing Army. I am a very slow painter and am generally too precice for my own good but lets see how we go.

After reading alot I have absorbed that a good basing technique can make or break an Epic army. Keeping this in mind I thought about what sort of base colour would contrast well with a mostly Gold/black paint scheme and Snow came to mind. I have never done snow bases before so it will be another challenge for me. In addition to the snow I am going to have a bit of an urban theme with some street lamps, posts, some ruins and mahinery to give the bases some much needed texture and highlights. I also wante to create a 'slushy' look to parts of the road where vehicles have passed and pushed the snow aside so that was another challenge and I think they look reasonably nice.

Anyways on with what I have done

This is my 40k Army that the Epic army will be based on


1st Tactical Detatchment





Where to from here?

I want to do a full company so I will need
another Tac Detachment
Devastators
Assault

From there some terminators and I dont want to think further :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:14 pm 
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Welcome to tac-com :grin:

Really cool paint scheme and brilliantly painted :agree:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:16 pm 
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It is traditional to explain how you got your gold colour :) Is it straight out of the pot?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:25 pm 
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Quote: (The_Real_Chris @ 04 Aug. 2009, 12:16 )

It is traditional to explain how you got your gold colour :) Is it straight out of the pot?

Well lets not shoot tradition out of a battlecannon :)

Black undercoat
Light drybrush GW Shining Gold - this gives a nice base for the next layer to build on
Heavy dry/wet brush GW Shining Gold - this should cover 99% of the model, some slight painting may be required for difficult areas
Wash Old GW Chestnut Ink
Light Drybrush GW Shining Gold - add depth

Then onto the details :)

Pretty easy in the big scheme of things

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Gorgeous work dude, very nice indeed.  Love the the icy bases, and I'm also a fan of a bit of terrain on bases. Looks great I think on Epic models, there's enough room to 'set the scene' a bit wheras I think it can look a bit crowded on 40K models.

Can't wait to see what else you're going to add!  Quite a fun thing when you have the same army in two scales is to replicate your 40k force in 6mm and have a comparison shot!  Makes you realise just how big the forces are in Epic!

It's been said (in the rulebook no less) that an Engagement in Epic is roughly equivalent to a whole 40K game, so often a 40K army is about the size of one Epic formation.  But I'm sure most of you TacCommers have heard that one before.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:17 pm 
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Welcome aboard, Mango. Nice looking Marines.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:10 am 
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As the 1st Tactical Detachment searched the city for the enemy the Devastator Detatchment took up positions within a ruined powerstation

It is taking me awhile to paint these as I am taking a fair bit of time on the bases. It is quite enjoyable thinking of a bit of a theme for each of the units whilst still keeping the overall theme in mind



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:13 am 
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Will certainly look cool on a jungle gaming table!   :laugh:
Just jokingly! Very well done  :D

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:28 am 
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Cool bases Mango, real dedication to detail there! I really like the Rhino's on a road :-)
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Looking really sweet, Mango!

Have you played any games with them yet?

And, welcome aboard!

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Very nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:22 pm 
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Hi really nice bases
maybe you can fight Comissar Rudolf`s Imperial/Russians
you both have snow bases :agree:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:13 pm 
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Quote: (Chroma @ 10 Aug. 2009, 14:46 )

Looking really sweet, Mango!

Have you played any games with them yet?

And, welcome aboard!

Thanks mate

I played a simple game about 6 months ago with some borrowed models and I am looking forward to playing some more when I get an army painted.

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Good shtuff. Where's the stand with the sign "First" to set next to "Safety"?


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Very cool. I love the idea of the mini terrain on the bases looks great! Also love the little details like the rhino bases, top stuff! :D

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