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PostSubject: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:09 am

Just a quick post. Here is a WIP pic or two of a new officer for a new guard squad I am looking at. They are basically going to be Catachan/Deathworlders, with a kind of Stormtrooper feel about them (like the Redemption Corps for anyone who has read that book).

His standard is not finished (not looking forward to painting that) and the base, plus the top highlights aren't done.




He has no name yet either

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:26 am

MAN!!! I saw a new Varangian post and I went crazy! YEAH BABY! My boys are back! That is a great looking model. Again, another virdigris masterful appearance. Even when I know your 'secret', I'm still impressed by it! Love the dirty reds... VERY COOL!

May I PLEASE have another? More... pics. Just Kidding

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:47 am

damn! great badass!
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:13 am

Here are a couple more pics of very WIP models. I thought I'd show them for the tattoos (Made using an 005 permanent pen i found in an art store - going to try eyes with it as well). Skin needs another wash to even out the colour - it lots much better in reality (dodgy photo) and the tattoos are copied from the redemption corps book (on the head at least).






What do you think?

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:34 am

Looking great.


you may try going over the tattoos with a VERY thin coat of the flesh tone.
It will help it look more realistic.
You may have to seal it before you try that though.

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:20 am

WOW! You are DA MAN! Great tattoos! Make the experiment (in another model, please!) that Dysturbed suggested. He has the (evil) eye for art!

WOW!

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:51 pm

I've used a wash of gryphonne sepia to tone down the tattoos (It's fine over the pen - it's an alcohol soluble permanent).

The guys are members of the 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commando 'Imperial Bodybags'. They are a select unit of Stormtroopers (read Catachans - they seemed the best fit) selected from the planets in the Varangian System. From Deathworlds (or Death Moonsto be precise) to Hiveworlds like Necromunda.

They are called the 'Imperial Bodybags' because of their ridiculously high attrition rate (hence their low numbers and new recruits). The name came from a song by the Manic Street Preachers and struck a chord with me. The Varangian 10th/95th are going to start anew in the new campaign I've got planned (So possibly a few more models for them as well - or at least the old ones finished!)

More pics to follow his weekend.

Cheers Laney cheers

EDIT: Some new WIP pics of Gamma Commando...

The whole squad (still have four or five specialist troops to put together + an ogryn for when subtlety is not an option!) I'm using Kasrkin as my basic troop type to emphasise the spec ops nature of the squad.



A close up of the hazard signs for you Mordheimer - sorry they are a little bit dark!


My Lieutenant: I just wanted to show the hazard symbols on his grenades - thought they looked quite cool



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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:28 am

Dude! This are awesome. I love them!
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:41 am

Major Helios 'Flameboy' Jones turned out great love the tattoos. Theseus II looks grea,t but nothing could possibly beat the original he is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:56 am

Cheers guys - always a motivation. Theseus 1 was definitely a labour of love for me - this guy is more of a 'prequel' less scarred - but hopefully still Theseus.

Mordheimer - how could you do that to me? Just Kidding He will look cool once the paint goes on - less fluffy, more scruffy - I intend to use tufts of grass to finish the ghillie suit (because I've lost all my leaves somewhere),

Here a few other members of the squad tha I was kitbashing/greenstuffing last night and though I'd show them. The medic was originally going to get two bionic legs - but they looked rubbish so I went for a simple kitbash instead. The unpainted vox operator is my favourite of the bunch and I'm not sure yet what to make of chainsword/lil burner guy - he's either very camp or very hard (not sure which one though!).

Kiwi - the tattoos are easy to do - you just need a very fine permanent pen 005 is the size I am using (it took a while to find one that small - my next job is to see if they do different colours - brown, red, blue and green would do). It's good for eyes too!









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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:41 am

That is SO COOL!!! I'm green with envy!

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:16 pm

They look great as always.I really like the use of the respirator with the visored head, it looks very storm trooper-ish just one critique is the edge of his shoulder pad looks a little bit rough.
I'll see if I can find a pen like that I've always wanted to try tattoos but I'm worried that I would screw up an otherwise fine mini.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:15 pm

A few finished trooper pics for the 13th Varangia Gamma Commando 'Imperial Bodybags'...

Standard Bearer (Flag finally finished)...



Recruit Trooper Qu'Shard




Love to hear what you think
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:56 am

Hi All,
Thought you might like to see a couple of group shots of the squad so far (most officers finished) and my latest model painted...




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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:54 am

Thanks for all the great comments over the last few models. Here is the last normal officer Lieutenant Hector Winterledge, next to him is the work in progress of my lads got talent officer HWS Corporal Hallow. He is a bit short because I intend on having him wading through a swampy base - should look cool and I will be doing some OSL with the pilot light on the flamer and auspex display (more on him later).

Hector Winterledge (Lieutenant - Comms Officer)





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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:07 am

Love the models.
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:52 am

So much cool stuff in one Guard squad.... *faints*

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:51 am

Laney... seriously. We can't keep doing this... you are going to KILL me one of this days! You WiP is the stuff I dream of! All the details... bionic arm, kill counts, buzzing electricity, the camo (OHHH, SWEET BABY EMPEROR... THE CAMO!!!)

You are implanting a high standard for me. Remember last time you did that? I do... I HAD to do THIS! I guess that I need to finish my Eye Pokes now!

Amazing and inspirational work! Thanks for sharing!

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:27 pm

Truly amazing....and what everyone else has said Very Happy .
Very inspirational!
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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:05 pm

Cheers Guys,

The thing that keeps me creative is all the postiives (and constructive criticism or course) that I get from you lot!

I did notice that the lieutenant needs a few more highlights on the pics though!

@ Mordheimer - no more greenstuff butts from you. I want to stay the proud owner of the worlds only Mordheimer anatomically correct greenstuff gretchin butt! Other than that go wild!

I'll see what else I can rustle up over the next week for the Varangian Gamma Commando (I am playing losing Evil or Very Mad a Governor assassination match against Way of the Warrior on Thursday - so I hope to have a couple more finished for then - this is following a very weird last stand game, in which I had five terminators and held off a tyranid horde for six or seven turns - none of us could work out how many it actually was!)

Anyways

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:53 pm

You know... I have constructive criticism. Not on paint or modeling, but on this thread. It is PURE gold... you have LOTS of stuff that are amazing! I think because they are packed in one thread, most will get lost.

Do you mind if I split this? Then you can post an individual thread for each model (or small group of models). I do whatever you want... I'm a fan (and I do not mean a ventilator!), so I go through this post from time to time. It would not be any trouble.

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:52 pm

Mordheimer - split away! Whatever you think is best. I've just been using this as a kind of painting/modelling blog Very Happy .

It's nice to see the improvement I've made since joining this forum.

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PostSubject: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Command - Currently splitting thread.   Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:42 pm

OK. I will get on it ASAP... when I take a break from The Calculator! Go ahead and start putting your new models in separate postings.

I would suggest making one post titled "Laney's Painting Blog" or something like that... there you could have a list of all the posts that belong to your Blog. This way, people can follow you.

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:54 pm

Holy! I...... ARGHHHHHHH! (Grabs chest, face hits key bord) Shocked affraid

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PostSubject: Re: 13th (Varangian) Gamma Commandos: Standard Bearer   Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:00 pm

@ dwi: LOL

Laney Very Happy
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