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Offline Geckilian

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A Short Kill Team Project
« on: June 01, 2020, 02:11:10 PM »
With my Adeptus Titanicus forces fully complete, and still wanting to hobby with this abundance of free time, I figured I'd start up a short plog. I've never played Kill Team as I've generally preferred skirmish games with a stronger sense of narrative progression. However making skirmish warbands is something I greatly enjoy, so I figured I could have some fun and convert every model, since I'll only need 8-10 or so.

I ended up picking Death Watch for their armaments and flexibility yet didn't particularly want to do actual Death Watch. As such I opted to go for a more utilitarian spec-ocs feel with unmarked marines no doubt with their own private call signs, otherwise largely unadorned.

I also wanted to use the Primaris bodies to convert up bigger marines as I prefer the scale, but came up against the interesting issue that the team can mix both normal astartes and primaris together. As such, I ended up using Aggressor legs with the upper half of a Primaris marine to keep their chunky aesthetic. By keeping the Primaris backpacks and helmets I feel they look distinctive enough to be relatively recognisable. For the normal marines I ended up replacing the gorget, (usually) removing the chest ornamentation, removing the extra lip on the kneepads and using the slightly less bulky older MKVII backpacks. I'm liking the look so far.






The one painted marine is a conversion from a while back that I made for a friend's Black crusade rpg character - he wielded an autocannon, which has now been restored to the chunky frag cannon profile.

Overall I'm 1 marine short, another frag cannon wielder, from being able to run two distinct 5-men kill teams, though I need both another Primaris body as well as the cannon itself. If I can get my hands on a few more I'll likely make another couple of outliers like a Vanguard Veteran, or maybe even a Terminator. I did prime the primaris comms specialist and painted up a leg to help me decide which scheme to go for. As I'd done grey for my old rogue trader project I figured I'd give it another try but with more time put in for the gradients, cleaner highlights and so on.



Since it looked alright, and is basically a better painted version of my rogue trader marines, I figured I'd keep going and managed to get more painted than expected. I also took another progress pic partway through as well. Just the base the go and this comms guy is all done, so I'll likely start on one of the maul and board marines next.





Offline Genghis

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2020, 04:56:39 PM »
Very cool.  A nice paint job and some characterful conversions; I like your delineation between the Primaris and legacy marines.
2020 - Figures Acquired: 54  Figures Painted: 65
2019 - Figures Acquired: 85  Figures Painted: 50

Offline majorsmith

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 05:02:38 PM »
Those marines look great!

Offline Geckilian

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 12:36:30 AM »
Cheers guys!
 
I worked on one of the maul and shield marines today and managed to get him done, though I wasn't too sure what to do with the inside of the shield. In the end I just glazed it down to be a bit darker than the base armour. I also elected not to have any blood splatter on the shield, but it was tempting.
 




I reckon I'll tackle the infernus heavy bolter next.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 05:39:38 AM »
Excellent  8)

Quick question on the bases. Is the distressed effect intentional or just where you’ve been holding for painting?

Offline Geckilian

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 06:36:52 AM »
Cheers! The base wear is entirely coincidental - the two painted models aren't based yet. Still debating on what to go for, but ultimately probably going to use my go-to general khaki and foliage, since it fits most places and it pretty neutral.

Also took on some feedback on the shield marine as he was pretty plain - tried adding black shoulder pad rims and it looked bad, so changed him back then added a focal stripe to his chest which breaks up the mass of grey nicely.


Offline Geckilian

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 10:41:06 PM »
More progress - an updated shot of maul and board guy, and today I painted up the infernus heavy bolter.




Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 06:10:16 PM »
Very nice.

Offline Exiledadmiral

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 09:31:21 PM »
Very cool. I really like the effect of removing the gorget and chest ornamentation, particularly for the guy with the beakie helmet.

Offline Warboss Nick

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 09:46:50 AM »
Nice project you have there and lovely painting!

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: A Short Kill Team Project
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2020, 10:34:25 AM »
Great progress  :)

The base wear is entirely coincidental

Still looks good  8)

 

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