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EPICS PAINTING BLOG AND CONVERSIONS

 Post subject: EPICS PAINTING BLOG AND CONVERSIONS
PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:18 am 
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Hi all,
Have recently joined the forum and am amazed with some of the time and effort people put into the hobby, really glad i found this site as epic seems to disapearing everywhere else i.e games workshop and forgeworld. Quick background on myself is that i dont actually play epic, many moon ago when epic first came out i purchased some bits and painted them as i always used to paint the citadel minatures but never play. Anyway about a year ago on ebay stumbled on some epic stuff and purchased it.

Since then have purchased quite a bit of stuff including some stuff of GW specialist games just peed off that they round everything up to £12 whatever you buy on the epic stuff. Also the first stuff that i purchased off ebay was the first space marine epic game, I purchased a fair few later models aswell off ebay but know after reading the horus heresy series of books have chosen to paint up all my Mk6 {beaky} marines and do a pre heresy army, I have done so far the emperors children including fulgrim etc. sons of horus, ultra marines, and salamanders...they all still need finishing and basing....

First time i have tried posting pics so hope they come out, they include my terminator conversions where i have cut of arms,torso, legs and re modelled them in different poses and added launchers, cloaks etc, same with the chaos terminators,
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Just need to finish the rest as cutting them up takes time but gives a decent individual look as otherwise they look a bit to uniformed, I also have started a project after getting hold of some epic genestealers and the terminators on the lolly stick where a trail with the cannons, will base them on micro magnets and make a metal space hulk base for them! Also im going to give making my own few minatures ago, mainly an epic figure for the emperor and horus and other main charectors during the horus hersey,
With have to see how that goes time permitting,


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:31 am 
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Welcome onboard Epic.

Lovely photos. I REALLY like the Land Raider objective. The opening door is fantastic.

Keep the photos coming mate.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:16 pm 
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wellcome! yes good work I like the termies conversion, very good work!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Wow the termi ahh all conversions are great looking
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:37 pm 
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VERY, Very nice work !!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Cheers for the comments guys, yes converting them makes a big difference in there appearance, the white faced terminators where my first conversion and took a good while to paint! the chaos terminators are the easyiest to paint as i just spray them chaos black, heavy dry brush dwarf bronze then and the mithril silver to arms,face then ink wash blue over the silver, then touch in the red! Still have loads of the berzerker marines to do next!

Never really liked the ideas of titans but after reading the novels etc liked the idea and brought them into scale with the space marine minatures at the bottom and rhinos etc, Would love to covert the beaky marines but there is nothing to cut off as the minatures are already to fragile! Still have a couple of the old lead epic marines but are slighly out of scale so may use them for primachs conversions etc,

Thanks once again for the warm welomce


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:59 pm 
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elsmore wrote:
Loving your conversions! The landraider objective is wicked! What did you use for terminator assault cannons?


Hi,
I had a load of the old style dreadnaughts i.e the type that i used in the downed dreadnaught objective, Simply just chpped a bit of the terminator weapon and used the cannon off the dreadnaught! Bit of a waste of the dreadnaught but gives good results.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:14 pm 
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Nice! Everything look really good.

I had to laugh when I saw the Land Raider objective. I am going to be going an objective tank with a thrown track, and was thinking how original it was. And now I see you've beaten me to it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:28 pm 
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berzerkmonkey wrote:
Nice! Everything look really good.

I had to laugh when I saw the Land Raider objective. I am going to be going an objective tank with a thrown track, and was thinking how original it was. And now I see you've beaten me to it!


Its a good objective as its a bit different than the usual destroyed tanks + plus been as though its only thrown a track you can put marines on the base leaving the vehicle which adds a bit of life to the objective, As for beating you to it, where all heading in the same direction to make the game, modeling etc more interesting so people are always going to try new things first, Im still reading through the past god knows how many posts on this forum about conversions, tips for painting etc to give myself some new ideas, use other peoples ideas etc its the way ahead,

Its the basing im going to look into next as at the moment i just use gw grass...need to look into more alternatives..

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:55 pm 
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Wow, lots of cool stuff.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Yep, what they said !

Plus, my faves are the down'd dred objective and the traitor termies,they look much better on the square bases I think.I love the old beaky marines from the SM1 era, I too have spent way too much on ebay now i'm all grown up and now have cash to buy it with.Don't you just wish you had the cash when it was in the shops. :-[

Those heresy books are good,I too paint my marines/Guard/ork/squats etc in the HH era ,and never game.How did you paint the EC,warlock purple and tenticle pink with skull white ?

Oh buy the way, love what you did with the SM1 banners too ;) Keep the picks comming!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:17 pm 
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Dogtrooper wrote:
Yep, what they said !

Plus, my faves are the down'd dred objective and the traitor termies,they look much better on the square bases I think.I love the old beaky marines from the SM1 era, I too have spent way too much on ebay now i'm all grown up and now have cash to buy it with.Don't you just wish you had the cash when it was in the shops. :-[

Those heresy books are good,I too paint my marines/Guard/ork/squats etc in the HH era ,and never game.How did you paint the EC,warlock purple and tenticle pink with skull white ?

Oh buy the way, love what you did with the SM1 banners too ;) Keep the picks comming!


Hi Dogtrooper,
The paint scheme is really simple, I glue the marines on the base, one base coat of skull white spray on the marines and base, one quick wash with laviathon purple ( or however you spell it ) then green wash the base, paint the weapons boltgun metal, then add grass to the base! I use this method on all the SM1 marines as it quick, keeps the detail from been lost as comes out to a decent standard, I have always in the past just used the GW paint, But know find myself mainly using the GW washes as the things would never get finished otherwise!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Hi all ,
Got hold of some milliput the other day and have not used it in a few years! Since usiing the greenstuff it seems fine for adding bits for conversions but tried milliput for making a little minature model, Had a quick go yesterday mixied it up and just used a slighty damp craft knife to knock somthing up, didnt really had an idea of what to made and this little chap turned up,

Pretty hard to photograph the model but managed to get the model to a decent 6mm scale, the cloak was added as the back of the chap was a bit flat where he was resting on the surface i was prodding the milliput with! Anyway from the form that appeared im classing him as a scout sniper, I put him against the 40k scout for size comparisson, I going to paint him to see what he turn out like! heres the pics anyway please be aware its a first attempt with a knife so dont expect quality!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:01 pm 
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actually, for a first attempt i think it looks nice !
I think with some sanding and smoothing, this will turn quite good.

That might encourage me to try some sculpting of my own one day.


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