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DoZer



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PostSubject: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:05 pm

Well, I hit the motherload. A gentlemen at our LGS (Local Game Store, for those who don't know) had aquired roughly 6,000 points of IG from a friend of his. They came from various era's, from 2nd Ed to 4th Ed of 40k. As such he had about 40 Steel Legion troopers. 6 Months previous, I had given him 5 Terminators that I was not using in my Deathwing army (I have 45 termies, whats 5 more right???), and told him that at some point I would call in a favor. Well, I called in that favor. I got the pick of litter, and choose 20 of them for my IG squad. I just calculated the cost of these models, and for $50 of termies, I got roughly $125 of steel legion. One hell of a deal if you ask me.

Anyways, since these came from another army, they were painted in the scheme the previous owner chose. Lets just say the scheme sucked, and the painting was horrendous. They got a Simple Green bath, with a gentle scrub from a tooth brush and a scraping with a dental tool to clean out the crevice's.

What you see here is the best that could be accomplished, as the paint that was on them is roughly 10 years old....

I am not 100% set on the paint scheme yet, as I do not like the actual Steel Legion paint scheme. The Officer helmets will be marked with there rank, as well as have a vertical white bar if they are an commisioned officer, and a horizontal bar if they are NCO's. Think of them like the helmet markings for WWII paratroopers.

For those that don't know what I am talking about....



Here they are!



My Captain, will be painted as a Captain (fancy that!)


A Leautenant, will be painted as an Lt.


Another Leautenant and a Sergeant, but both will be painted as a Sergeants.


A sergeant and my LGT officer, both will be painted as Corporals.

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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:41 pm

Great models - the will look superb when painted up. What do you plan them to be (urban fighters perhaps)?
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 3:25 pm

02laney wrote:
Great models - the will look superb when painted up. What do you plan them to be (urban fighters perhaps)?

Actually, any combination of the Regional platoons. They would work well as Cadians, Death Korps, Urban Fighters, Ice Guard, or Mordians. The only ones I don't think I could get away with is the Catachans....

Thats why I am kinda stuck on the paint scheme. I would need something that would work well for all of the above, or at least easily explainable as to why they are in those colors. Best I can come up with is probably a blue-ish grey, with either a very dark grey helmets or black. All webbing and gear will be a dark brown (almost black). Lasguns and weapons will definitly be boltgun metal with black trim pieces.

I'll try a couple of different colors and put them up and see what people say.

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2. Though shalt not refer to thine brethren, whom the Emperor has dictated be armed with an incendiary weapon, as a "Flamer" constantly. For this has been proven to lower morale and cause strife within His Most Holy showering facilities.
3. Thou shalt not follow a Librarian around thinking, "Can you hear me now", repetitively in an attempt to drive him insane.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:00 pm

awesome models pity their quite exspensive

btw urban fighters is a must for steel legoionares
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:21 pm

I never knew they had some cool looking officer models. Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:50 pm

Bluish grey would be cool - something like shadow grey or fenris would make a fine colour scheme - but without the camo. As an alternative what about a classic WW2 scheme (based on the paratroops you referenced earlier) - it would work well for everything bar the mordian (which I'm not sure the steel legion would work for to be honest). Maybe my next guard squad could be a WW2 british troop (thinking normandy landings - with foliage in their helmets, packs and try to emulate the airfix model troop poses).

Look forward to seeing what you come up with
Cheers Laney
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:51 pm

Mordians? Sure... and the Eldar Guardians I have serve as Orks! You wish...

On color? I say Tan... darker shades. Simulate heavy leather?

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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:38 pm

Update: Worked for about 4 hours last night on my test paint scheme. Obviously he is not completely finished (lasgun, gloves and boots need work), but I am very pleased with the overall colors.

Here is the test model. I apologize for the pictures being kinda blury, I didn't have the time to sit down and take some decent ones.








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2. Though shalt not refer to thine brethren, whom the Emperor has dictated be armed with an incendiary weapon, as a "Flamer" constantly. For this has been proven to lower morale and cause strife within His Most Holy showering facilities.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:48 pm

Very cool - quite WW2 german soldier in terms of colour scheme - looks effective and suitable for all the game options (possibly even Mordian - if you could justify the gas masks etc - due to special duties).

Nice start - really interested to see how these guys turn out.

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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Dozer...that is some great work!!

I can't believe you fielding anything NON Chaos. LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:51 pm

affraid

Great model! Bring it to the game! I want to cuddle with it! Maybe I get lucky! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:48 am

Mordheimer wrote:
affraid

Great model! Bring it to the game! I want to cuddle with it! Maybe I get lucky! Wink

NO SWALLOWING!!!!

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2. Though shalt not refer to thine brethren, whom the Emperor has dictated be armed with an incendiary weapon, as a "Flamer" constantly. For this has been proven to lower morale and cause strife within His Most Holy showering facilities.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel Legion Troopers WIP   Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:43 am

Embarassed Wow... that sounds bad. I know what you mean... my personal rule that if I can swallow something is mine... but with the previous comment of cuddling. Shocked

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