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Mabrothrax does Squats!
« on: March 18, 2010, 04:44:27 AM »
 

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Go on, laugh.

You know you want to.

I've spent a fair amount of time and money putting ths little lot ready and I'm about ready to crack out the paint...











That's:
Warlord & 4 Hearthguard,
2 Living Ancestors (one on bike/sidecar),
2 Guildmasters,
Servitor,
6 Exo-armoured,
4 Exo-armoured on Trike,
48 warriors,
7 Adventurers,
2 Bikes,
1 Attack Trike,
and a Termite

more soon...
« Last Edit: March 18, 2010, 04:46:28 AM by Mabrothrax »
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 04:55:50 AM »
 

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That's a lovely collection. I never got hold of any exo-armor trikes myself, and have stopped collecting, but those are really lovely.
Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 12:13:08 PM »
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 12:35:12 PM »
 

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Cool.

That will be a very neat project.

Apart from Rasmus' Squat army I never seen that many Squats in one place.

Are you going to play with the second ed. rulesbook / codex or will you use a current codex?
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 01:03:08 PM »
 

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Fantastic, what a cracking collection. I've a small quantity of squats from rogue trader days around somewhere. I'd be interested to know how you are going to play these as well - I could be inspired to dig mine out.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 01:49:40 PM »
 

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I'm gonna give Rasmus' 5th ed version of the original RT list a go, but in games where a legal codex is required marines makes most sense...

Warlord = captain/chapter master
Living Ancestor = Librarian
Hearth guard = command sqd/honour guard
uild master/Ad mech (& servitor) = Master of the forge/Techmarine (&servitor)
Exo armour = Sternguard/Terminators
Exo Trikes = Marine bikes
Squat warriors = Scouts
Guild bikes = Scout Bikes
Attack Trike = Attack Bike
Termite = Drop pod
Thudd Gun/rapier = Thunderfire cannon

and so on.

Some serious painting will occur this weekend, stay tuned!
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2010, 02:51:04 PM »
 

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I managed to get some painting done today...



The first 10-man squad is under way. I've decided to go for an old school kind of scheme using ultra blue against various browns & bronze.



The exo-armoured trikes are getting their basic colours sorted,



whilst the basic Exo-armoured squats have had the bases worked on. So far that's two layers of GW snow, I'll probably add a third.



Before I get much further with painting the army I need to get a whole load of bolters to swap out most of the lasguns on the warriors, figure out how to equip the Warlord, Hearth guard and Living ancestor - and therefore acquire or convert arms/weapons, plus I need about half a dozen 60mm round bases and a few of eh new bike bases.

I like the look of the 'Mechanical Hammers MKII' available on maxmini and might go for them for the Hearthguard.

Not sure yet.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2010, 03:24:44 PM »
 

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I'm gonna give Rasmus' 5th ed version of the original RT list a go, but in games where a legal codex is required marines makes most sense...

Warlord = captain/chapter master
Living Ancestor = Librarian
Hearth guard = command sqd/honour guard
uild master/Ad mech (& servitor) = Master of the forge/Techmarine (&servitor)
Exo armour = Sternguard/Terminators
Exo Trikes = Marine bikes
Squat warriors = Scouts
Guild bikes = Scout Bikes
Attack Trike = Attack Bike
Termite = Drop pod
Thudd Gun/rapier = Thunderfire cannon

and so on.

Some serious painting will occur this weekend, stay tuned!

Why not Space Wolves? Logan, several units of Wolf Guard, Rune Priests, and a whole lot of Lone Wolves as Slayer-types? And Blood Claw Bikers as Squat Engineer Guild Bikers?
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2010, 12:59:18 PM »
 

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Managed to get a little more done today...

started basing the Warlord & Hearthguard;


more colours on the exo-trikes;



snow for the warriors;



and a servitor!



:)
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2010, 03:09:32 PM »
 

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@Mabrothrax: Nice progress.

I also like the colour scheme that you chose for your squats.

Do you use GW paint or another brand?
 
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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2010, 03:22:59 PM »
 

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Lovely selection! I only have some heavy weapon squats and a few chaos exo-armoured squats.... which brings me to a little point which you might want to know if you are a purist, your exo-armoured squats are actually chaos exo-armoured squats:

http://www.solegends.com/citcat911/c2058squatschaos.htm

I doubt anyone will really notice, and it is not like any of these models are easy to come by, so they are a perfectly valid substitution.

I don't think I have ever seen a termite though....
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2010, 04:00:50 PM »
 

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Do you use GW paint or another brand?

It's all GW paint, except for a random big tub of generc brown (burnt sienna) I use for the bases.

your exo-armoured squats are actually chaos exo-armoured squats:

Yep, they're Chaos squats, as is one of the ones on trike. I thought about trying to do a pure chaos squat force, but this force will be ambiguous in it's loyalties. 

Need morre termites!
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 04:25:37 PM »
 

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If you don't mind using stand-ins, you could use the Boring Machine from Ramshackle Games.

It's probably much cheaper, too.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 06:31:49 AM »
 

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SO cool, I've always been a fan of the squat exo suits, I'll probably end up buying some ,some day.

The bikes are some cool, this army is truly unique. When I see this I start wondering why GW won't make anymore squats ,they do look awesome : (
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