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so for a long time now i've been trying to limit myself to having just a few armies to keep myself from constantly repainting my SM or buying new armies, and i've finally gotten it down to 2, the first is a vile xeno not to be mentioned here (tau) while the other is my Grey Knights
I've had my grey knights for.... EVER, since the 3rd edition codex when they were part of daemonhunters, and its always just been them, i couldn't stand having a mixed type of army at the time so i opted for the purist route and decided on an ALL GK army, at the time however it was also the most expensive route, as EVERY SINGLE MODEL was metal and i had to buy them piecemeal after the first 5 or get stuck with 4 justicar bodies and not be able to differentiate, so i slowly bought each member for the 2 10man squads, the 5man terminator squad, and BC stern (because he was the ONLY important looking GK model at the time) and a retinue of termies for him, i got a dreadnought, got some forgeworld pieces for it, namely a TL Hvy bolter and LOADS of purity seals (mind you this was before there ever was a FW GK dread) and then gave them my LRC from my templars (since i had run out of funds prior to this point i had them share the tank) afterwards i started playing some games with them, by the time i'd finished collecting the army, 4th edition came out and i was playing a new army with new rules against seasoned and learned gamers who had old armies they knew well enough to convert easily to the 4th ed rule set, and i lost, a LOT, i even lost to chaos, an army i thought i'd be able to crush (and should rightly so if i'd read my rules better)! so i got discouraged and put them up, in a case in my garage
shortly after 5th came out i tried picking them up again, but again was met with utter failure and shelved them, now with the arrival of their new codex, i hope to breathe new life into them by trying to make an army with which to play 40k once more (as i have not played at all for at least 2 years now) i realize that if i don't make them competitive i'm sure to lose to everything save daemons but i've given up caring about winning, i just want to play an army i like, that i painted myself and that i'm proud to call my own
now if your still with me after my walls of text... i'm planning to use this thread as a blog of sorts to keep me on track and getting this army completed unlike my last 2 army ideas (see links in sig) so i'll post updates when i have them, also since i have the old metal models, i plan to mix the 2 generations, along with some converted models i will do (since i'm dirt poor right now and have a whole CHAPTER of BT that i no longer want to play i have plenty of models to convert)
first and foremost i plan to repaint my models, not because i don't like the scheme i put on them, but because my skills have improved dramatically and i want to make them a better tabletop quality then they are already, also i want to try a scheme thats creatively my own. Instead of the usual gunmetal and gold they usually are, i'm going with a more traditional heroic-knight style color scheme, like paladins from D&D and the like, so without further ado here is my idea:
obviously it will look different on a GK but we have a SM painter not a GK painter, also the red areas on his shoulder and knee will be his personal heraldry not just scab red and the gold on his chest will be the words and strange box like device on his chest (since he has no eagle)
later i will post a pic of my current marines and show you how i did them but right now its kinda dark in my room and my camera is still charging, so i'll reset all those and have pics up later tonight
in the meantime C&C on the test for my marines and lemme know what you guys think i should do with them
ok so here are some images of my GK's at current hopefully everyone can see them
please ignore the gundams hiding in the backgrounds, the foul human traitors have decided to use xeno tech to fight!
first an overall:
next the blades squad, squad Alaric:
and the Hammers squad, squad Dvorn:
yeah long before there were nemesis daemon hammers, i had nemesis force hammers, based upon the GK series, the squad is even lead by dvorn one of the GKs from the series, it was actually my inspiration for getting the army altogether
and my terminators, Stern and squad Tankred:
and finally a close-up of Stern:
wow no comments still? well here's an update, just 2 pics, i've started converting GKT from regular SM ones, following several different guides i've found online and using them all together with a reference model to make it look correct, so without further ado i present the first stage of my GKT conversions
and a closeup shot:
i plan to GS the tops of them and put the psychic hood on there then add the heads which i cut down to look like GK helmets which look like so:
made these heads following USABOB's tutorial here: http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.p...showarticle=231
Looking good, sir. It is always nice when the old minis can look decent next to the new ones. Glad to see that will be the case here. ^_^
ok well i've made some headway with my lack of troops problem, i bought 2 GKS boxes haha, although i have yet to assemble them as i've been too busy using the extra arms i'v gotten to convert my sanguinary guard into GK
i particularly like the new poses i can achieve because of the SG legs, and all it took to get the BA symbols off was a pair of clippers and a hobby knift
well for your viewing pleasure now, some pics
front and side of helmet-less GK:
front and side of parrying GK:
i particularly like the hand on this one, like he's about to cast some power
and my favorite guy the charging GK:
bring the wrath of the emperor to your foes!
C&C welcome as usual, still fishing for opinions on my color scheme too :rolleyes:
EDIT: finished last 2 guys
mr. "I'm going to scream you to death":
and of course, the ninja:
who kinda looks like he's listening to his sword instead of swinging it :/
hmm not many replies, well i got some more stuff done today
first an overall of what's complete:
the new purifier squad, minus an incinerator:
parts of the purgation squad, minus the last psycannon:
and the last 2 members of the other purifier squad:
i'm currently stripping all the other GK's i had so as to finish repainting them all, please C&C as welcome
will keep you all posted as usual
I like the idea of kit-bashing the new plastics,especially since it's what i've been planning to do
Your force weapons have that really nice lightning thing to it. I like. But what I REALLY want to see are your painted purifiers. I'll be checking back!
Looking good! Clever kit bashing there. I like the look you have got going.
One thing tho. The paint scheme... It would really help if you gave the entire model a wash of badab black to give it some depth. also try drybrushing the armour with mithril silver before doing the details and wash. Its a really easy way of highlighting.
I also like your bases, they have a nice variety of textures going on.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense... Wait, what?