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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2022 7:37 a.m. PST


This Space Marine project is ready for front porches all over Florida.

Bashytubits24 Nov 2022 8:40 a.m. PST

I cry fowl, now let's talk turkey. wink

Do you still have all the other birdbrained conversions in your collection? If so you should have a chapter cage match to see who comes out on top for bragging rights.

Stryderg24 Nov 2022 9:02 a.m. PST

You should stick a feather in your cap to show how proud you are of those! Though, it may be time to leave the nest and try to fly into other genres, or not.

(More seriously, nice work!)

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2022 11:50 a.m. PST

This look will strike terror, or at least confusion, into the hearts of enemies humanoid or insectoid.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Nov 2022 12:47 p.m. PST

I do have all my bird SM conversions, and yes, we do have several battle royale scenarios that we have played avis a avis. Some do have "bugs" as npc threats/targets.

Covert Walrus25 Nov 2022 4:51 a.m. PST

Now those ARE Beakie Marines!

MILSPEX300025 Nov 2022 5:33 a.m. PST

Remind me of the original SPACE MARINES. Approved.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Nov 2022 11:17 a.m. PST

Back in the day, the SM did tend to have a lot more pink. Maybe not that much. Maybe in the grimdark of the future there is only puce …

So … back in the day we would have other ships borrow paint from us and we would do the same. It was a very cordial, informal thing, and really screwed up the paperwork (until an administration came along and said don't spend more money accounting for common consumables than it is worth).

But one time we had someone want to borrow haze grey. This was odd. Its oddity was confirmed by several NCOs. If you are a US Naval vessel, you should have haze grey. There is no such thing as we have too much haze grey. There is never a time when you don't need it. You should run out of ocean before you run out of haze grey paint (and I would be more ships did run out of ocean than haze grey). So whatever, we let them have it.

Then they came back in two weeks. Then again in a couple of weeks (maybe one, maybe three). So this is where it went from cordial to abusive of the unwritten agreement. I was going to say no, but my NCO knew better. Instead, he had us put one cup of red striping (a crayon red) in a couple five gallon cans of hg, and one cup of blue in a couple others.

When you look at it, you can't tell. The colour is so dilute. When you put it up, you can't tell the difference. The differences in the seven other shades of hg you have are more pronounced than this. But, from a couple hundred yards away – like across on another pier, or your commanding officer walking up the pier from the parking lot – you get baby blue and baby pink stripes on your ship.

They didn't come back…

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2022 7:44 a.m. PST

Looking kind of Tzeentchy there! Are you sure they haven't fallen under Tzeentch's influence?

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2022 7:49 a.m. PST

The Chaos bagpipe noise marines were awesome!!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Nov 2022 12:37 p.m. PST

Tzeench? Oh … 'coz they're birds? I suppose, but I thought Tzeench SM were just blue CSM with more spikez and skullz. The avian look was more for things long millennia corrupted by the Trickster in the Warp like my Major Demon of Tzeench …


I know some people call the beakie marines "wombles" after a kid's show puppet. But I like making the different birds from them.

Maybe the Flamflams are the lost XI Legion … It would explain why nobody talks about them.

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