If you get lazy after a while and dont want to convert any more you can always check out the "cygnar" models from the confrotation game. great steampunk stuff there, which you can either just use as is to convert more space marines.
Though it would mean you couldnt use the army in GW tournaments
Nice idea. Steampunk is indeed a very intriguing twist on the Empire.
@Grey, Space 1899 -I'm so glad someone else know about this little diamond. Never before or after have space been so fun.
Back on topic
On the conversions, some of them look great, I love the steam-terminators. One thing you could improve though are the Praetorian heads. I think they should have their necks cut off. Just a bit anyway. (not as evil as it may sound I assure you)
They should have no necks visable, now they seem a bit unnatural to me.
But once again: I love the theme and the general apperance of this army.
I like the color scheme and the concept (big fan of Privateer Press' Warmachine). What is the chapter's name? What traits or codex are you going to use? It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures if there is a chapter symbol and if so what it is.
Thanks everyone for very helpful comments. I know what you mean about the necks: they're not actually Praetorians but Mordheim heads that have been filed into a pithhelmet shape (the head in question looks like an angry man with a saucepan on his head). I see what you mean, though, but I quite like the comedy look. I'll think about it...
The landship (supposed to be equivalent of a land raider, and given the H.G. Wells name for a tank) started off as a Leman Russ and got mixed up with a WW2 tank. Its turret ended up on a predator, here:
I'm planning on mounting some alien heads on shields on the front plate, as trophies. Also in the pipeline is a command squad, some jump-pack men, and a rhino.
The chapter is Space Marine, and called the Sons of Empire (until I come up with something better) and would have the "honour your wargear" and "trust your battle brothers" traits, reflecting the love of big primitive guns and the sheer toughness of the Victorians. They'd have "eye to eye" and "die standing" as drawbacks, making them a bit slow, but determined. As for chapter symbols, I'm not sure.
Hello again - thanks for the comments. Here are some more marines, with standard, medic and techmarine. I really don't know what to use as a chapter symbol: I thought about a stylised lion-and-unicorn design, but I couldn't paint it well enough. I really need a very simple symbol, like a skull or cross (both a bit medieval for my tastes). Shame the fleur-de-lys has already been taken by the Sisters!
I like the name you're using as well. It has a nice feel for this army. If you like the the lion & unicorn image and don't want to paint something this complex, try Griffon Games (click on the Decals link). I've purchased decals from them before but haven't gone the custom decals route (yet). The quality is good and not outrageously expensive. Prior to B&C's possible demise there were numerous people over there who had purchased custom decals from Griffon and raved about them.
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