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Just a little project I need some advice on.
I'm trying to make a Brotherhood of Steel style marine army based on Fallout 3
(dont know if anyone has done this before, if they have can you post a link )
This is what I'm aiming for:
So using an old marine I had lying about Ive created this:
Obviously need some more work (and a head! ) and looks very messy in the pic (close ups aren't friendly) however I think I have the modelling under control.
The painting is the bit I need to know about, how to get the colours accurate(ish) without the whole thing looking boring. What colours/techniques would you use?
Note: Im not a very good painter, this is my previous best effort:
Last edited by Gosbie; February 14th, 2009 at 22:29. Reason: changed title
thats going to look like a fun army but wouldnt it be a pain to ocnvert so many mariens and vhiecles XD
Wow, that would be super crazy of you could convert enough of those to make a working force... I wish you luck on that!
What you want here is a liberal dosage of drybrushing.
I advise something like grey + black, then drybrush on some straight grey.
Looks ok so far! I'm a massive Fallout fan, so I would love to see how this turns out! I think the head is going to be the hardest part to make!
As for painting, I agree with Green_Meep, I think undercoat with black, and then a good dose of drybrushed grey over the top. Then just pick out the highlights and important parts with a lighter grey such as on the top of the thigh.
I'll certainly be keeping tabs on this thread!
Thanks for the support guys!Thats why I left it till lastI think the head is going to be the hardest part to make!Wow, that would be super crazy of you could convert enough of those to make a working force... I wish you luck on that!Yes, I'm probably mad for attempting this... hopefully the end results will be worth itthats going to look like a fun army but wouldnt it be a pain to ocnvert so many mariens and vhiecles XD
As always with my armies I plan to start small and see how it goes from there. The drybrushing was what I thought and sounds pretty fast to paint so its just the modelling that will take the time and I may be able to get some help with that
Now... how can I make transfers of the BOS symbol... *walks away mumbling to self*
I can think of some easier ways... using real size SM model you can use it in game too. First use chaos legs (follow link, use bottom left, cut away arrows and rivets on the rims, GS more detail), use the space marince chest plate with only a little skull (follow link, second row, second one the left, cut that off), the use the either the chaos head here.
As for the shoulder pads, use blank SM pad, carve one up to fit right.
As for painting it, I'd go Boltgun Metal, with the new black wash--it'll look dead on, trust me.
Last edited by Backdraft005; February 7th, 2009 at 18:26.
In terms of Vehicles, you could convert a Tau Hammerhead, as if I remember from the game their vehicles were skimmers? A converted Hammerhead might make an equivalent 'Rhino'...
The project sounds nice but I feel it would be better suited (get that?) for an imperial guard army. Marines use bolters and the brotherhood of steel use laser rifle (I always call'em lasgun). Guards use lasguns so in that regard it would'nt be a problem.
But still, if you manage to pull it off, I don't think people will mind too much since the concept is pretty original.
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I'd have to agree with MaxDv this would be better suited to a guard army especially since the gun you converted looks like a lasgun. Although that would mean converting a lot more models so i'd advise you tostay with marines.
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