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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2015, 06:55:50 AM »
Bummer bout the cockpit. Samething has happened to me countless times with my Eldar vehicles... even the Void Raven which was A HUGE pain. But I'm looking at the bits you need on ebay right now... get on there and pick up a spare!
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2015, 09:21:47 AM »
Bummer bout the cockpit. Samething has happened to me countless times with my Eldar vehicles... even the Void Raven which was A HUGE pain. But I'm looking at the bits you need on ebay right now... get on there and pick up a spare!

Way ahead of you.  ;)



I picked this up earlier in the week.  It was a little bit more expensive than I wanted but it has the exact parts I need and then some.  So, that's that problem solved!

However, what I'm worried about is the eventual painting of the little bit on the clear plastic canopy that bridges the gap between the two panels.  That looks really tricky.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2015, 02:36:17 PM »
I can't for the life of me remember the name but there's this stuff I've seen in tutorials used to mask the "glass" parts. It's a thin, translucent liquid you paint over that part and once it's dry it can be pealed right off.
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2015, 10:06:21 AM »
I can't for the life of me remember the name but there's this stuff I've seen in tutorials used to mask the "glass" parts. It's a thin, translucent liquid you paint over that part and once it's dry it can be pealed right off.

I gotta find out what this was and acquire it post haste.

In the meantime, I have a budget set to buy either the remaining troops for the formation (two boxes of Scions and two Tauroxes) or the paints to paint them.  As I'm still unsure as to how I'm actually going to paint them yet, and having the full force will allow me to get some practice games in, I think it will best to get the miniatures in first.

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2015, 10:30:29 AM »
Hmmm... A fluid you can use to mask areas before painting...

Sounds like... Masking Fluid.  ;)

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2015, 10:43:00 AM »
However, what I'm worried about is the eventual painting of the little bit on the clear plastic canopy that bridges the gap between the two panels.  That looks really tricky.  Any suggestions?

What about something simple like a low tack masking tape or try making yourself a masking stencil from cardboard.

I can't for the life of me remember the name but there's this stuff I've seen in tutorials used to mask the "glass" parts. It's a thin, translucent liquid you paint over that part and once it's dry it can be pealed right off.

Were you thinking of Revell Colour Stop by any chance?

I think it will best to get the miniatures in first.

Definitely miniatures before paint. I appear to have made myself a hobby out of buying miniatures and then doing nothing with them.  :)
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2015, 04:32:09 PM »
Hmmm... A fluid you can use to mask areas before painting...

Sounds like... Masking Fluid.  ;)

Never seen that stuff before but it probably works just the same. I wanna say the stuff I've seen was called Micro something or other.
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2015, 06:44:38 PM »
hehe, alienscar... I know that problem. that's why I try to get paint before models - then actually stop myself from buying more models until I've finished painting what I've got
I guess that's the reason I haven't bought any warhammer mini's for years, and only ask for more stuff on my birthday. Well, it's part of the reason, in any case ;)

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2015, 06:53:23 PM »
Alrighty, I'll be in the market for miniatures and masking fluid.  :)

In the meantime, there was something else I wanted to ask about, even though this is more of a background question.  What do you guys think of the concept of Scion Heavy Weapon Teams?  I know that they are supposed to be rapid reaction shock troop paratrooper commandos but everyone in a combat situation will at times need heavy firepower right? 

Of course, Scions being Scions, I imagine that any weapons they have will be better than standard Militarum equipment.  Perhaps instead of being crew carried and tri pod mounted, maybe their weapons can carry themselves along:



Any thoughts?

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2015, 08:29:29 AM »
I guess in part this depends on where they fight. If they fight a lot of urban battles, going from room to room, a heavy weapon might be both unwieldy and unnecessary. If they fight in more open grounds, or even large city streets, I imagine their heavy weapon support comes more from the vehicles they arrived in.
If you do want heavy weapons crewed by infantry, it might be worth checking out forgeworld's elysian drop troops for ideas, since they pack as light as possible as well.
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2015, 09:06:27 AM »
I guess in part this depends on where they fight. If they fight a lot of urban battles, going from room to room, a heavy weapon might be both unwieldy and unnecessary. If they fight in more open grounds, or even large city streets, I imagine their heavy weapon support comes more from the vehicles they arrived in.
If you do want heavy weapons crewed by infantry, it might be worth checking out forgeworld's elysian drop troops for ideas, since they pack as light as possible as well.

That's a good point I suppose.  I think what Scions really need are their own Sentinels.  They're great mobile weapon platforms.  I made rules for some a while ago. 

I was inspired by the Elysians though.  I figured that the missile launcher and mortar can be used traditional style, and it's the autocannon, lascannon and heavy bolter that are mounted on the tracked unit. 

Perhaps this is all an unnecessary distraction though.  What I should be doing is ordering the last troops in and making a working play list.  :P

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2015, 09:30:47 AM »
but unnecessary distractions can be so much fun and so good for your creativity :)
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2015, 01:31:17 PM »
Never seen that stuff before but it probably works just the same. I wanna say the stuff I've seen was called Micro something or other.

At a guess I'd go with MicroScale, they do a lot of decal fixing fluids (Which I've used) but never tried their masking fluid. afaik all the masking fluids are basicly the same.  :)

Of course, Scions being Scions, I imagine that any weapons they have will be better than standard Militarum equipment.  Perhaps instead of being crew carried and tri pod mounted, maybe their weapons can carry themselves along:

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Any thoughts?

Reminds me of the Raiper track unit.

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2015, 09:14:03 PM »
Sorry for the lack of stuff to present.  The redecorating has taken over everything.  :P

Also, this is a screenshot of my Guardian (from Destiny):



How does that look for inspiration for a Scion paint scheme?  I still like the Jakal's Black, white and red look but I'm still looking at other ideas.

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2015, 10:36:08 AM »
Thats a VERY bright shade of green... I think a little too much for an Imperial force. Its bordering on Striking Scorpion territory.
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2015, 08:43:19 PM »
Thats a VERY bright shade of green... I think a little too much for an Imperial force. Its bordering on Striking Scorpion territory.

Sorry for the late reply.  It's been ages since I could get anything 40k modeling wise done. :P

Anyway yeah, you're right.  That is way too bright and Eldar looking for Imperial forces.  Since then I've pretty much settled on making them a force of the Jakals so it's not a problem.

And here's my latest efforts; another Valkyrie almost made:



Right now it's in those sections for ease of painting, but they can be popped together in the unlikely event of a casual game happening.  All it needs before that is for the weapons to be magnetized and attached, the canopy and door gunners to be attached, and then to be painted.  So...still a lot to do. :P

There was also an unfortunate cock up with the hinges of the rear boarding ramp which has forced me to glue it shut in order to keep it attached to the model.  I'm pretty annoyed at that.  I've been making a lot of mistakes modeling wise with this project! :P

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2015, 06:37:10 AM »
Nice! Love the Valkyrie bummer about the backdoor my brother had to do the same thing. You said they are going to be Jackals? So does that mean a black color scheme?
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2015, 07:17:26 AM »
Hey there, cool things to see you back in business :D looking forward to what comes out of this vendetta. it's a pretty cool looking flyer in my opinion so i'm looking forward to see how you will change it ^^
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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2015, 03:28:53 PM »
Thank you guys.  :)

Nice! Love the Valkyrie bummer about the backdoor my brother had to do the same thing. You said they are going to be Jackals? So does that mean a black color scheme?

Glad I'm not the only one who goofed up. :D  And yes, they're going to be Jackals which means black.  Because it's easy and simple and I like that because I'm lazy.  ;D

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Re: Tangi's Storm Troopers
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2015, 03:57:43 PM »
Because it's easy and simple and I like that because I'm lazy.  ;D

I ear you on that one :D unfortunatly can't do that in my army >< when you say jackals, you mean these jackals?
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