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Agis N Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 7:51 a.m. PST

Before reading the excellent Horus Heresy Novel " Flight of the the Eisenstein" I always disliked the Death Guard. To be honest the whole Chaos gods – and the Lord of Decay in particular – idea of 40K is not appealing at all to me. The Horus Heresy books changed that a lot. I really liked the way Garro acted and even more in the following short stories centred on him.

So when Forge World previewed the Death Shroud Terminators I was hooked. So time for a start – 1st test minis painted.

I will use the minis also when playtesting my Victory Decision SciFi rules, so expect a lot more in the next months.

I was also positively surprised how well the HH Marines Mk III scales up next to a Forge World Imperial Guard. The Marine DOES look big enough!


I have left the building Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 8:35 a.m. PST

Victory Decision SciFi rules you say????

I do love your WWII rules and would love to find out more about using the rules in a sci-fi setting (ok I admit to having a load of 40k minis getting dusty and am after a set of rules that will allow me to use them again)

oh great painting on the marines

Ping Pong06 Jan 2013 9:07 a.m. PST

Great job. I'm tempted to get the Horus Heresy book myself. Did you paint the numbering or use a transfer?

Agis N Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 9:31 a.m. PST

@Ping Pong the Space Marine: Transfers by Forge World (expensive but good)

@TauboyMike: For ViDe SF see here: link

I have left the building Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 9:57 a.m. PST

thanks for the info Agis, will keep an eye on that thread


doublesix6606 Jan 2013 10:20 a.m. PST

As always Agis great looking paint jobs I always enjoy seeing what you've been painting and looking on with envious eyes your games must look good with all these figures.

nvdoyle06 Jan 2013 12:21 p.m. PST

Whoa – now that's a proper-scale Astartes!

It makes me think…maybe the current ones are actually in the right scale – geneseed corruption and the like.

Fantastic paint job, too. grin

Don Manser Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 3:14 p.m. PST

Had no interest whatsoever in playing 40K until I started reading the Horus Heresy books a year or so ago. Can't get enough of the series. While I'd never play in GTs or anything like that, it's provided a great deal of fun amongst our group. It's fun (and funny) if nothing else.


darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 9:54 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Agis N Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 11:59 p.m. PST

@ nvdoyle – The scale thing is an endless story. IMO the current Marines are in scale for 28mm minis. The problem lies in the Imperial Guard models, both the Cadians and Catachans are way too big for non-enhanced humans. The average Catachans has a bigger arm as a Marine in Power Armour!!!
Forge World is sculpting their humans in better proportion, voila – no more scale issues! :)

nvdoyle07 Jan 2013 6:51 a.m. PST

Agis agreed, and the Catachans have the best and worst arms they've ever done. Worst, in that the muscles could have been made prominent without being so very over the top*, and best in that the integral pistol grip/stocks were the best thing ever for conversions.

Anyway, it's the dark, grim far future in which there is only war, I stopped worrying about it too much a while ago. Good to see FW's stuff, though!

Also, looking forward to the ViDe scifi!

*As Catachans are now the same as regular IG, I call the super-muscles the biomod enhancements that give them the same armor save as someone in rigid clamshell and ballistic cloth… grin

Agis N Inactive Member09 Jan 2013 6:34 a.m. PST

Next one done…

After showing the pics in of the initial posting I received a lot of requests about a small tutorial. Normally I really do not like to write about how I paint my minis, since there is NOTHING special. Just all the techniques that are explained over and over on the net anyway.

But – here we go:

Read the rest here ->>

Have fun!

Agis N Inactive Member12 Jan 2013 4:27 a.m. PST

The first half squad is now finished; one Marine carries the Nuncio-vox, one the Legion Vexilla.

See more:

SgtPerry12 Jan 2013 1:44 p.m. PST

Very Nice Agis!

Agis N Inactive Member19 Jan 2013 3:16 a.m. PST

Next painted model, a Deimos pattern Predator tank, armed with Autocannon and sponson mounted Lascannons. The Lascannons are fully magnetised to make swaps with Heavy Bolters possible.

And a detail shot of the tank commander:

More pics:

Also some news from the "print on demand" version of Gear Krieg, layout is over 40% done. I will finish it over the weekend, then cover work, spine and off we go to the test print. After approval the book will go live. End of February might be realistic!

Agis N Inactive Member27 Jan 2013 5:02 a.m. PST

As noted before, I was also working on a Contemptor Dread…

The Melta and Fist are fully magnetised and the shoulder part is pinned and movable to make weapon swaps possible.
FW model, transfers and brass etched parts.

More pics:

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