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Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« on: May 08, 2022, 09:21:42 PM »
Right - time for a new distraction.

As some of you may have seen, I've been chronicling my attempts to sculpt miniatures using MS paint and microsoft 3d builder over at this thread :https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=134034.msg1701753#msg1701753

My two most recent creations are a 15mm mk1 rhino and some 15mm space marines.
IT turns out this has scratched a previously undiscovered itch and now I want to give some horus heresy gaming a go. Most likely using planet 28 (duh) but possibly not.

Anyway, Here's where we're at so far...


A captain of the ultramarines, Power sword and bolt pistol at the ready.


His faithful guards, first of many troops to come.


So small...so precious...


The first traitor units in the works, A sons of horus rhino. I went for a brighter green to keep things a bit oldschool.


The other thread is going to chronicle the actual sculpting of the miniatures and all the various digital gubbins, This thread will be all about the painting and playing side of things.

In the mean time, Let's keep things moody...
« Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 09:25:08 PM by Mammoth miniatures »

Offline Macrossmartin

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 02:11:16 PM »
I can't tell you how tempted I am to follow you down this rabbit hole...  :D

Loving what you're achieving already with this project. Also, I suspect it'll be a bit cheaper than buying the new 30K box set...  ::)
Operating from an abandoned US spy base somewhere in the Australian outback, Miniature Martin produces games and scale miniatures set in parallel worlds, past and future. He is NOT trying to take over the Earth. This time.

Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2022, 05:54:29 PM »
I can't tell you how tempted I am to follow you down this rabbit hole...  :D

Loving what you're achieving already with this project. Also, I suspect it'll be a bit cheaper than buying the new 30K box set...  ::)

I think this is just my subconcious trying to save my money by stopping me buying that box. lol

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 01:06:38 PM »
I think WH40k, particularly more old-school figures, looks great in this scale. Impressive digital sculpting. Well done!

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 06:06:15 PM »
For me, anything that's not 28 is the way of the devil, but after seeing this I'm sorely tempted lol

Begone  ye temptress o_o

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2022, 04:18:40 AM »
They look great! Nice work with everything from idea to finish product.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2022, 03:19:21 PM »
I always thought that GW ignoring 15mm was a great mistake and still do.

Keep up the great work.  :-*

Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2022, 10:29:03 AM »
I always thought that GW ignoring 15mm was a great mistake and still do.

Keep up the great work.  :-*

Agreed - I've said many times that 40k works rather well if you keep everything the same - army size,table size, terrain size - But make the actual miniatures 15mm. Suddenly tanks have room to move, infantry aren't just blobs of cannon fodder etc.


Offline zrunelord

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2022, 03:12:18 AM »
Lovely work.
Shows what one can do with perseverance, you are an inspiration.

I always wish that GW did 15mm plastics but look at it this way, I think that other companies like Gzg, Brigade, Khurasan, to name but a few, would have been hard pressed to compete & perhaps would not have made the models they did. I will also mention KMFP who does some super ranges in 3d.


Keep it up & thanks for sharing.
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Offline stavrous

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2022, 04:44:18 AM »
I see someone else is going 15mm as well.  Just a couple of the armies I am working on to play some games locally.




Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2022, 01:05:39 AM »
Sculpted a chaplain and gave him a speedy paintjob.
(I was sure there were no chaplains in the heresy outside of the word bearers.)

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2022, 01:54:10 AM »
Nicely done!

Offline diehard

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2022, 02:14:24 AM »
Cool, coming along splendidly, a fine addition. Fondly remembering Epic 40K right about now. I might even actually play 40K again if they did it in a smaller scale. Thanks for sharing, will be following to see where you go with this but definitely a great start.
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Offline Mammoth miniatures

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2022, 10:42:14 PM »
Happy to know you're all as amused by tiny marines as i am!

I've now got a few combat squads lined up to paint (once I get into work on thursday I can spray them all.)

I've also uploaded the STL files for all the units so far to patreon and wargames vault for anyone interested.
Patreon is cheaper by far.
www.patreon.com/Planet28
https://www.wargamevault.com/browse/pub/16642/Mammoth-Miniatures?page=1&sort=4a~

I'm just editing some extra poses and making the actual parts more mobile, then it's onto assault marines and land raiders.

Offline Elbows

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Re: Mammoth gets heretical - 15mm horus heresy.
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2022, 11:16:48 PM »
Nice work, I have a friend who is doing wonderful 18mm Horus Heresy stuff.  It's absolutely the better scale for games like 40K (where the armies get bigger...and the tables get smaller).

While obviously GW would never endorse it, I think 15-20mm is the perfect scale for that stuff.



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(2021: 148, 2020: 207, 2019: 123, 2018: 98, 2017: 226, 2016: 233, 2015: 32, 2014: 116)

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