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Offline Meatshield

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My New Chaos Infantry
« on: September 27, 2008, 04:33:40 AM »
Hello everyone!

     I'm going to post some pictures of my chaos infantry. I normally play the Lost and the Damned so I will show off my new traitors, renegades, cultists, etc.

     First I will start with a couple of traitors made from the new Cadian Guardsmen Box (the box with five men). Since these models are like the Assault on Black Reach models and have only three parts to snap together. While these men are good for fleshing out missing members from your squads, they are all posed in very generically. So in order to make my guys a bit more interesting I added a few bitz and some of battle damage to their gear.

First Traitor

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Traitor 2

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Traitor 3

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Next up is one of my first new Blood Pact Troopers. If you don't know what a Blood Pact is then read Dan Abenett's "Gaunt's Ghosts" books. The Blood Pact are basically elite foot troops of Khorne who wear Steel Bowl Helmets, iron masks called grotesques and blood dyed fatigues. I'm beginning a small army of these men and this is my newest model.

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By meatshield, shot with Canon PowerShot SD770 IS at 2008-09-27

Equipped with a backpack based on the back pack of another Germanful type of guardsman.

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Without the aid of a huge organization like the Departo Munitorium, a Pactsman must carry a lot of (stolen/looted) supplies.

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Lobbing a grenade

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(An actual quote from the Black Library description of the Bloodpact.)
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I love Bloodpact, they make me feel all warm and fuzzy and murderous inside!

I'm going to post a lot more pictures.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 04:53:33 AM by Meatshield »
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 05:42:05 AM »
The blood pact troops are very nice.  What kind of colour scheme are you planning? I'd guess a deep brown/red for the uniform (blood dyed, after all), but what about the helmets/masks/guns?
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 05:59:03 AM »
Looking good, especially Mr bloodpact. Can hardly wait to see them painted.

So the new packs of five are snap-togeather. :(  Is the weapon arm one of the three pats? So that you could perhaps make a flamer or grenade launcher guy with the spare parts from your regular plastics?

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 10:20:44 AM »
The blood pact guy looks ace, the helmet works a treat!

Nice knives on the cadian guys too. It gives them a suitable renegade touch.

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 10:42:18 AM »
Very nice, very nice indeed.

Am I right in thinking that the helmets are west wind?


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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 11:27:28 AM »
hey mate, loving the traitor's!

The bloob pact looks awsome! good work
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 11:32:45 AM »
the blood pact guy looks nice, but your other guys just look like bog standard imperial guardsmen, without some of the over-the-top iconography.

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 02:34:57 PM »
Yeah, another Blood Pacter! :D

Your guy looks totally awesome... very nice modeling on the grotesk. And you're using Westwind helmets too!

We should compare notes, though my blog hasn't been updated in a while 'cause I've been busy building. My Pact army is about 70% complete.

Are you doing any Stalk-tanks? Loxatl? Non-standard tanks like Reavers or Brigands? Do tell!
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 03:41:16 PM »
I'm guess your using the blood pack as your Hardened vets and the bulk of your trator gaurd being made from the cadians?

If so this will be a VERY slic army.

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2008, 04:56:06 PM »
Mockingbird:
I'm going to paint them like my image over there
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fugitive:
The new Cadian models are made of the body, the snap on lasgun arm, and the base. You could cut down the model and put a flamer on it, but I would suggest using these guys as lasgunners and using the regular guard bodies you have saved by implementing these guys into your force to equip with flamers.

Psycho Mantis:
Am I right in thinking that the helmets are west wind?
Yes, indeed they are.

Ailaros:
your other guys just look like bog standard imperial guardsmen
Wait what do you mean by "Bog Standard"? You mean like they can fight in a bog because they have tools to hack through the dense undergrowth?

Lucky_Jackal:
I will be doing that when I use my traitors in a renegade list. Otherwise I use these rules for Latd or sometimes the rengade list:
http://www.redelf.h1.ru/w40k/im/im_bloodpact.html (at the bottom)

moon46:
We should compare notes, though my blog hasn't been updated in a while 'cause I've been busy building. My Pact army is about 70% complete.

Are you doing any Stalk-tanks? Loxatl? Non-standard tanks like Reavers or Brigands? Do tell!

I would love to compare notes! I've seen your blog and I love the work you've done! Check your 40k online messages because I sent you a message a while ago, if it went through that is.

Anyway here are some old threads with some of my Blood Pact stuff.

Some of my older Bloodpact troops.
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=150845.msg1823454#msg1823454

My AT-83 Brigand
http://www.40konline.com/index.php?topic=169045.msg2051517#msg2051517

Thanks for the comments and remember more commentary is better!

I got another Blood Pact done and will post his pictures soon!

Here are the pictures of my second new Blood Pact trooper.

Another trooper ready to acquire skulls for the skull throne.

By meatshield, shot with Canon PowerShot SD770 IS at 2008-09-27

Doesn't his mask make him look happy go-killy?

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A mound of supplies to lug into battle.

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I should have bought more autoguns.

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« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 11:29:21 PM by Meatshield »
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2008, 12:47:58 PM »
looking great my friend! , i would also love to do a blood pact army but dont know the cost of it going to be in GB£ :-\

looking forward to seeing more  :D

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2008, 02:07:57 PM »
love that last model.  Wish he had some sort of bayonet to justify the angled pose, but it's amazing work on the face.

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2008, 05:53:52 PM »
looking great my friend! , i would also love to do a blood pact army but dont know the cost of it going to be in GB£ :-\

For my 1500 point army, aside from buying the Guard infantry and tanks, I probably only spent an extra $100 or so at Battlewagon Bits, buying Chaos bits and miscellaneous stuff to kit them out with. The Westwind heads are incredibly cheap, too - I spend about $20 USD for forty heads (that includes shipping). I think it all depends on how much you want to customize.
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2008, 01:17:09 AM »
wow...   :o
Those Blood pact troops are incredible.  Don't know much about them myself, I haven't gone much outside the standard issue codecils.  I really like the backpacks and the gear you've kitted them out with.  I may just have to steal the backpack idea.  I don't play guard, but I like to get a set of random troops every once in a while just to build and paint, and I have plenty of extra SM bits in my SM bits box.

If I may be critical for a moment, I've got to say something about the filing down of your standard rebel-guards.  Perhaps it's just the picture, but the helmets seem to have flat planes where you have filed off the imp eagle.  Can I suggest a method I've found useful for curved surfaces?  It takes a little longer, but used a curling motion with your hand when filing, and do it lightly.  By curling motion (and a preemptive apology to all you Englishmen, no offense at all is meant by the following statement) I mean the stereotypical wave that we Americans equate with the English Queen.  Sort of like cupping a baseball and rubbing your hand around the surface.

I'd like to end on a positive note, though, and say that I haven't seen rebel troops look quite as cool as those blood pacters!
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2008, 03:35:15 AM »
Alright time for another update!

Jolly Greggor:
I would attach a bayonet, but unfortunately all of the guard bayonets look to big on the autoguns.  :-\
 
ChaplainRobb:
As for the traitors, I may make the helmets a bit rounder, but as of now I'm going to focus on the Blood Pact because they are so fun to convert!

Alright now on to the pictures! Their are two new soldiers of the Pact for me to show! I want to save the rest of my auto-guns for later so I started using the lasgun arms. Some of the mold lines still need to be filed of these men, but I was so eager to take pictures so they are a little rough.

Armed to the teeth, the Pactsman rushes into the fray.

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A sleeping bag or something. Everyone's got to sleep somewhere...

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No bayonets for this guy!

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Goggles for that day to day arterial splatter!

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This trooper charges past the remains of some defeated foe.

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The Last thing the enemy sees will be the eyes of a pitiless killer... Mu ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

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Like all of his brethren, he is lugging a lot of gear around.

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Their is a gunshot hole in the back of the deceased's helmet. This can only mean...

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Another nice addition to my army! After this squad is done I will make a more heavily armored squad of Blood Pact or as in fluff terms a "Death Brigade". 
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2008, 08:47:34 PM »
Sick.  Love that charging trooper. 

You're right about the bayonets looking unnaturally large, but it kinda looks like he's slashing or guarding, and I associate a bayonet with both of those.

Maintain the progress.

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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #16 on: October 1, 2008, 05:03:42 PM »
Some more new pics! I decided to make a Lascannon trooper just for the heck of it. This Lascannon is a more man portable version. This is my first Blood Pact that is not wearing his grotesque (although its attached to his belt at the moment).

This picture is kind of fuzzy.

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The power pack

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I tried to sculpt some scars on his arms.

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If you look closesly you can see his mask hanging on his belt.

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Tanks beware!
Oh heres a shot with all the Blood Pact I've shown in this thread together with a flag I made.

Technically a squad!

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Still more updates to come.
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #17 on: October 2, 2008, 04:42:47 AM »
I concurr, verry killy, well done ( i helped a tiny bit with the skull on the charging pactsmen)
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #18 on: October 4, 2008, 05:17:54 PM »
Nice!

I've been trying to figure out how to model/paint scars, too. So far I haven't tried for fear of screwing it up, but my Senior Officer/Etogaur has no grotesk on, so I'll have to give it a try then...
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Re: My New Chaos Infantry
« Reply #19 on: October 4, 2008, 10:50:49 PM »
How did you make such a sweat looking flag?

 


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