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Author Topic: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks - New stuff on p. 3  (Read 9652 times)

Offline Raz

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[6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks - New stuff on p. 3
« on: November 11, 2013, 02:37:28 PM »
This year's LPL got me hooked on Epic and I managed to buy a good start for two armies of a local gamer. I've always wanted to play the game but never got round to it until this spring. Since then I've played quite some games, painted some more miniatures (although progress is slow) and bougth even more so that now I own to substantial armies. To keep me going I thought a topic here might be a good idea. Here's what I painted for the LPL.

Space Marine Bike Formation


Ork Battlewagonz


Space Marine Devastator Formation with 2 Dreadnoughts
« Last Edit: January 28, 2014, 07:08:58 PM by Raz »

Offline Raz

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 02:38:52 PM »
During the LPL I based the Ork buildings and added a few details to them. When the LPL was over I finished the remaining ones.



All of them together.

Offline Raz

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 02:42:42 PM »
In the meantime I also started building some big gunz. I only had four of the old Tractor Gunz, but with a few bits and pieces Ork gunz are quite easy to make.

The first four, two gunz and two pulsa rokkits (even easier than the guns 8))


WIP shot, I also decided to use a brighter red for my Orks, so I need to get back to the previously painted gunwagonz.


The finished Big Gunz.





Offline Raz

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 02:44:52 PM »
Now and then I built a flakwagon for a change of pace.

Flakwagon #1


Flakwagon #2


Flakwagon #3


And the last thing I finished for my Orks are these five Battlewagonz. To paint them I glue them unto pieces of sprue.



« Last Edit: November 11, 2013, 02:47:01 PM by Raz »

Offline Raz

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 02:53:53 PM »
I haven't painted any Marines since the LPL, but they did get quite a few reinforcements. Along with a Thunderhawk, Landspeeders, 2 Marauder bombers and 4 Thunderbolt fighters I bought these sets of turrets from Epic Minis, a seller on Shapeways. Great bits and awesome to use on any Rhinos you have left or are able to find for a very reasonable price on ebay.





There's enough to build 4 whirlwinds, 4 hunters, 8 razorbacks and 12 predators. Which led to the following scene taking place on my hobbydesk 8)













And that's all the progress I made up till now apart from removing mold lines and putting quite a lot of stuff together. At the moment I'm working on 3 more battlewagonz to finish my Big Blitz Brigade and 2 flakwagonz, one to accompany the gunwagonz and one for the battlewagonz.

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 03:27:22 PM »
Those marines are well painted indeed, I know how fiddly they can be from recent experience.  Your big gunz and battlewagon conversions are top notch also.
Otto

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 03:47:20 PM »
Looking good :)

I took an inventory of my own epic models recently, triggered by the Hawk Wargames stuff - not the Dropzone Commander game, but they do a bunch of free PDFs of their buildings. I've printed one off, scaled at 60% (Dropzone Commander is 10mm), and it's starting to make me think about 6mm SF again.

I have loads of painted Space Marines (from the Space Marine box set and GW sale from the mid 90s), an Eldar War host, stacks of Tryanid blisters and loads of unpainted Orks (the other force in the Space Marine box). I've also got three or four sets of rules (although Dirtside has gone into hiding :()

What rules are you using for your games?

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2013, 03:54:16 PM »
Great little thread  8)

cheers

James

Offline smokezombie

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2013, 05:48:45 PM »
This thread really made me smile. Lovely work you've done there.
"The sword sung on the barren heath,
The sickle in the fruitful field;
The sword he sung a song of death,
But could not make the sickle yield."
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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2013, 06:15:21 PM »
Really nice both the conversions and the paintjob. I must remember to use more white on my own Orks.

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2013, 06:22:43 PM »
Dang.  Here I was about to sell off 10k+ pts per side Orks and Squats and now I HAVE to keep them and make sure they are up to snuff.

Epic Space Marine was my first post high school game and I still love it.  Haven't' played it in 10 years, finally got to the point where I could part with it, and then I see this...

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2013, 07:02:57 PM »
Excellent stuff.

Man, I need some of those add-on parts, I have rhinos coming out of my ears!

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »
Those card buildings make me think of some resin 15mm Arabic I have. You know? A bit of repurposed door openings, some yellow wash...

Doug

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2013, 08:36:08 PM »
This thread really made me smile. Lovely work you've done there.

Me too.
Nice work.
 8)

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Re: [6mm / Epic] Space Marines and Orks
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 08:56:25 PM »


I love painting Epic stuff, the rate of turnaround is so satisfying.

The battlewagons are really nice.  I love what you did with the old Titan Legions card ork buildings.  I dismissed them as "rubbish" twenty years ago, but I have to reassess now.

Keep it up, all of those rhino variants arent going to paint themselves :)

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Currently working on: Terminator Genisys, Necrons, post-apoc terrain.


 

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